Jul 29, 2016

An In-law Once Asked Me Why I Was Not A Democrat.

The fact he was a Democrat, but didn't already know why I wasn't, told me he either had no idea of what his Democrat Party stood for or that he didn't even know me at all. Most people in Texas were once Democrats... and they had good reasons to be, at that time. But now, most Texans are Republican or Independent.
When I was 21, and stupid, I registered to vote as a Democrat ... but that didn't last but one voting cycle. Then I was a Republican for a long time ... until the RINO leadership became Demo-publicans. I am now an Independent , Pro-Life, Pro-Biblical Marriage, Anti-Communist, Constitutional, Patriot. If you can't digest that its because you still have your "free stuff" thumb in your mouth.

Common Sense Commentary: As most of you know, the single, index finger pointing up, by Muslims, is not a Tim Tebow acknowledgement of Jehovah God or Jesus Christ, but the Muslim declaration of their Islamic faith in the god of Muhammad and the Quran. It is their way of demonstrating their verbal shout of Allahu Akbar (Arabic: الله أكبر) which is an Islamic phrase, called Takbir in Arabic, meaning their "God is greater"  than the God of the Jews and Christians or any other. Their god is not the Christian God. 

I am not a Republican because a majority of the leadership has gotten to be too much like Democrats. I am not a Democrat because they are the party of Socialism, most U.S. Communists, Major News Media, Welfare Queens with children by 12 different fathers, Hollywood, Unions, a large majority of Atheists and convicted criminals, freeloaders and abortionists. They are for Homosexual Marriage, Big Government, Small Military, Profuse Wasteful Spending, and are anti-Israel. Now, suddenly, they are for "special privilege", a Muslim precept in Islamic Sharia Law .... in America. Oh ... I forgot Lyndon Johnson, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Hillary and Obama, not to mention Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, George Soros ... and the list goes on and on.  Here is my latest reason for not being a Democrat... Though none of us are killing Muslims, Muslims are killing us, abusing their women, breaking our laws and trying to turn America into another Muslim state. Yet, Democrats want a new law specifically protecting Muslims but not Christians or any other religious group.....

ARE YOU KIDDING! House Dems Moved To Implement First Sharia Law!
From Right Wing News Service

House DEMOCRATS moved in December to implement America’s first Sharia Law. If they get their way…they will be stripping us of our basic rights, and we need to be prepared for their TERRIFYING hope…and get Americans aware of what is happening!

On December 17, Democrat Congressmen quietly sponsored House Resolution 569, a resolution that asks lawmakers to condemn “violence, bigotry, and hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United States.” The resolution specifically mentions Muslims, no other religious groups, and will serve as a test by which further criminalizing of  so called “Islamophobia” may be introduced.

Democrats have shamelessly lumped together “hate speech” with “violence” in an effort to compare criticism of Islam to physically harming Muslims. H. Res. 569 threatens to restrict our right to even report facts that tarnish Islam’s reputation, a law that all Sharia-governed countries already have in place.

According to Congress.gov, the resolution reads:
“Now, therefore, be it resolved, that the House of Representatives denounces in the strongest terms the increase of hate speech, intimidation, violence, vandalism, arson, and other hate crimes targeted against mosques, Muslims, or those perceived to be Muslim; urges local and Federal law enforcement authorities to work to prevent hate crimes; and to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law those perpetrators of hate crimes”.
(What about Buddhists, Shintoists, Jews, Catholics, Mormons and Christians? Are they not included?) Why don't they have this unique protection as well as Muslims? But, then, laws against "Freedom of Speech" are unconstitutional. RB)

Muslims are slaughtering innocent people 100 times more than all other religious groups combined, all while refusing as a whole to condemn this barbaric Islamic terrorism, yet we are working to ensure these silent, consenting “moderates” have special protection — protection that they have never allowed religious minorities in their own countries.

In another passage, Democrats laughably purport that Muslims have contributed to the fabric of American society, but we’re assuming they don’t mean terrorist attacks on U.S. soil, countless frivolous CAIR lawsuits, whitewashed Islamic education in public schools, or whining about pork products and a lack of taxpayer-funded prayer rooms.

"Whereas this Muslim community is recognized as having made innumerable contributions to the cultural and economic fabric and well-being of United States society”.

 Still, the bill is purposefully vague in that it mentions prosecuting the perpetrators of “hate speech,” yet gives no definition for what it considers hate speech. Of course, we who have spoken out about the intolerant fundamentals of Islam understand that this means uttering anything critical of Islam or its followers, regardless of facts or relevance to the Quran.

In conclusion, the bill ridiculously compares criticizing Islam as a violation of Muslims’ “civil rights,” as if disagreeing or even openly mocking someone’s beliefs is unconstitutional. Our forefathers had exactly political and religious mockery in mind when they penned our amendments, having experienced the violation of limited speech and worship by their own King George III.

Indeed, free speech was never intended to defend inoffensive speech, because inoffensive speech needs no protection. Freedom of speech is solely for the protection of offensive speech, meant to prevent those who would limit it because of their opposing views or beliefs.

We are witnessing the very implementation of Sharia law as it has always been established in every modern-day Islamic country. Of course they wouldn’t start by legalizing the execution of homosexuals or mandating the hijab for every woman, because we wouldn’t accept being forced to adopt full Sharia right off the bat. You can’t cook a frog by placing him in scalding water — he’ll jump out. However, you can slowly increase the temperature until he is boiling before he ever knew the water was uncomfortable.

The ONLY way to keep Sharia Law from stripping us from our FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS…is to practise them! Spread the awareness of what the Democrats are doing! Fight for your rights!

Just got this email from Joe Sekulow, Chief Counsel of ACLJ

ISIS is exterminating Christians – beheadings, crucifixions, and worse.
We’re just hours from a critical deadline to defend dying Christians.
The Islamic State (ISIS) is perpetrating jihadist genocide against Christian children (crucified), women (enslaved), and men (burned alive). It’s barbaric.
Yet the Obama Administration – even after recognizing the “genocide against Christians” – still won’t take action. It is legally obligated to act. It’s our sacred duty.
At the ACLJ, we’re expanding our largest legal advocacy campaign to protect Christians from genocide. We just filed crucial legal demands of the State Department. By law, it must respond and could compel action. We've directly engaged Congress, the U.N., and world leaders to follow the Genocide Convention.
Today, we’re delivering a devastating legal letter to the U.N., joining with other nations we’ve worked with to detail the genocide.

Is it any wonder that when a nation turns its back on God, God turns His back of that nation? RB 

Jul 27, 2016

Scary Scenes From The Democrat Convention Very Revealing

Al Franken tells the Democrats at the Convention and all over America ....Leave your 8 year old to care for your 4 year old at home and go work for Hillary's election. No joke! Dead serious ... Democrat Senator Al Franken at Demo Convention. I didn't need a three hundredth reason for not being a democrat but Al just proved my point. How utterly ignorant and wicked can a Democrat get? Watch this video and you will begin to realize there is no limit to Democrat depravity. If anybody but a Democrat said this, the press would verbally hang him over the fires of hell.

Common Sense is a foreign language to the irrational voters who put people like
Franken, Pelosi, Reid, Obama, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton,  et al in power positions over all of us. Wake up all you voting idiots or at least stay home on Nov. 8th. and let the rest of us try to save this nation from the impending calamity you have created.


And this from The Daily Caller News Foundation

DNC ‘Interfaith’ Prayer Space Has No Sign Of Any Religion Except Islam  

PHILADELPHIA — The Democratic National Convention has curtained off several “interfaith” spaces for prayer, but the only sign of religion in any of the spaces is Islam. 

Convention goers looking to get in touch with the god of their choice can visit the “Interfaith Prayer Room” on the first floor of the Wells Fargo Center, which consists of a series of spaces sectioned off by curtains. A sign hangs over the first space, which is simply an empty room.

The second area has a few chairs and some prayer mats. A third large space is set up to accommodate Muslims, with a mat set up on the floor presumably facing Mecca and a sanitizing station so Muslims can wash before they pray.

A fourth space is another large empty room. Aside from Islam, no sign of any other religion was present.

Kind of surprising for a so-called interfaith prayer area. If they can set up a huge hand sanitizing station and figure out which way is Mecca, seems like grabbing a copy of a bible or a crucifix wouldn’t be a huge deal. Or a drum for the new age types. Or even some incense to help out Hindu believers. How about a pen and paper for believers who prefer to journal their prayers? Or a Jewish prayer book?
So the only ones praying at the Democrat Convention are Muslims ?  RB

Jul 21, 2016

Doodle Bug Donkeys Don't Like Angry Elephants Trampling Their Little Funnel Holes

They have big business kicking up dust and devouring other bugs.

Common Sense Commentary: All the speakers at the Republican Convention surpassed Donald Trump's speaking ability. I loved them all but one or two. Trump's talents do not include speech making. However, his anger at the mess Democrats and RINO Republicans have recklessly brought upon us and his determination to do something about it surpasses all the others candidates. His courage in expressing his revulsion and contempt against the career politicians who have done the dirty work has gained him a huge following of fed-up, angry Americans who see him as a much stronger leader than all the other candidates. Time will tell. I suspect he will ripe into all the smug, greedy, power hungry politicians and bureaucrats who are hiding their treasures, secret agendas and disgraceful actions close to their chests with a death grip, behind closed doors. I would far rather have Pence as president, a sterling character who has a fantastic record and gave a masterful speech, but he may be too good a man to deal with a bunch of armed, red eyed devils. Trump is a street fighter and will use a verbal machete or bazooka if necessary to turn things around, defend the Constitution, support our police and military, and regain the world's respect. We are already headed off a cliff so if he has a parachute, he can't do worse than what Obama, Hillary and the Liberals have done and the national demise they have set in motion.

A final thought about the Convention. The hullabaloo Liberal Democrats made of Trump's wife's speech, in which she made use of a common phrase repeated for generations in America, which I have heard all my life, shows the petty, immature adolescence of Liberals. Surely they could find something more important to criticize. Melania's consuming passion for physical beauty is also immature, vain and shallow. It really turns me off, but it is who she is and what she knows. It adds nothing to Trump's presidency except to shallow people. But she is not my wife, thanks goodness, and she is not President. Trump obviously loves the way she is, so leave her alone and let her play house in the White house. She hasn't done badly in raising children. Her speech was better than I thought it would be. What her critics have done to this country is ten thousand times worse than her use of an age old adage which Michelle Obama also used and Elizabeth Dole used before that and which I have used many times and heard it used a thousand times.  Here is Rush Limbaugh's take on this stupid issue.

RUSH: Do you know that Michelle Obama plagiarized her speech from Elizabeth Dole? Yes.  You want to hear it?  Here we go, chronological order in reverse.  Melania Trump Monday night in Cleveland...

MELANIA: You work hard for what you want in life, and your word is your bond, and you do what you say and keep your promise.

RUSH:  Michelle Obama in 2008...

MICHELLE:  You work hard for what you want in life, that your word is your bond, that you do what you say you're gonna do.

RUSH:  And in 1996 in San Diego, Republican convention, Elizabeth Dole...

ELIZABETH:  Because they know he's honest, trustworthy, a man of his word, his word is his bond, and they know he has exceptional leadership.

RUSH:  Well, not word-for-word, of course, but look how similar the statements are.  And, you know, this is what real people understand. These are commonly expressed bromides. They are philosophy.  And there's only so many ways to express them.  Michelle Obama didn't originate these words and therefore the whole notion of plagiarism .... No big deal.

My comment: The big deal is in these Liberal idiots bringing it up in the first place as if it is a world shaking problem. It is doodle bug stuff. RB

Jul 19, 2016

The Black Hand Was The Black Swan Which Exploaded into WW1

Much of this blog was taken from The Week Magazine.

Common Sense Commentary: A Black Swan is an impending event which may not be large in its own right but is like the little fuse which a small flame or spark ignites and in turn sets off a single stick of dynamite in a box full of sticks in a dynamite factory warehouse full of boxes. Another example of a Black Swan is the final snow flake which falls on a heavy laden mountain of snow build-up which sets off an avalanche down the mountain. The world's skies are now full of Black Swans too numerous to list ... as is also true of our nation. World War One is a good illustration of how a "relatively" small occurrence set off a cataclysmic series of earth shaking explosions and the deaths of 17 million people. I say "Relatively", meaning one Black Swan assassin set off 17 million deaths.

The First World War killed 17 million people, traumatised a generation, overturned old empires and changed the world's political order for ever. The question is... What Black Swan started it?

The Black Swan event was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, occurred on 28 June 1914 in Sarajevo when they were shot dead by Gavrilo Princip. Princip was a Serbian Nationalist with ties to the secretive military group known as the Black Hand. That was the first domino to fall or the last snow flake to float down upon the impending avalanche hanging heavy on the mountain.

There was a series of things, preceding that assassination, which had steadily built up as an accumulating weight of disagreements like an air tank filled beyond its limit of pressure higher and higher until it explodes into mass destruction.

The cause behind the cause behind the cause of WW1 was a Royal Family feud between the rulers of Britain, Germany and Russia who were First Cousins. In those days the Royal families of Europe and Russia were all tied in a knot of inner marriage and it is common knowledge how angry, jealous and competitive family members can be between themselves. Anger among enemies becomes unholy wrath among family members.

By 1914, alliances had resulted in the six major powers of Europe coalescing into two broad groups: Britain, France and Russia formed the Triple Entente, while Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy comprised the Triple Alliance. 

As these countries came to each other's aid after the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, their declarations of war produced a domino effect. 

CNN listed these key developments: 

June 28, 1914 - Gavrilo Princip assassinates Franz Ferdinand. 
July 28, 1914 - Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia. 
August 2, 1914 - Ottoman Empire (Turkey) and Germany sign a secret treaty of alliance. August 3, 1914 - Germany declares war on France. 
August 4, 1914 - Germany invades Belgium, leading Britain to declare war on Germany. August 10, 1914 - Austria-Hungary invades Russia. As the war progressed, further acts of aggression drew other countries, including the United States, into the conflict. Many others, including Australia, India and most African colonies, fought at the behest of their imperial rulers.  

According to Military Historian Gary Sheffield, the First World War began for two fundamental reasons: "First, decision-makers in Berlin and Vienna chose to pursue a course that they hoped would bring about significant political advantages even if it brought about general war. Second, the governments in the entente states rose to the challenge." 

Sheffield adds: "At best, Germany and Austria-Hungary launched a reckless gamble that went badly wrong. At worst, 1914 saw a premeditated war of aggression and conquest, a conflict that proved to be far removed from the swift and decisive venture that some had envisaged". 

Was WWI caused by a family feud? Far from being remote rulers who knew nothing of their enemies, the heads of state of Britain, Germany and Russia – George V, Kaiser Wilhelm II and Tsar Nicholas II – were first cousins who knew one another very well. 

A BBC documentary.... Royal Cousins at War, told the story of Wilhelm's difficult relationship with his parents and antipathy towards all things British and argues that this helped bring the world to the brink of war. 

The three monarchs were like "sleepwalkers stepping towards an open elevator shaft", Richard Davenport-Hines says in his review of Miranda Carter's book on the subject, The Three Emperors. The events leading up to the conflict are "a study in the envy, insincerity, festering rancour and muddle that only families can manage". 

Unlike many family feuds, however, disagreements between the royal cousins exacted a geopolitical price. "As relationships between the royal cousins waxed and waned, so did the relationships between their countries," the Daily Mail's Ruth Styles says. 

Queen Victoria attempted to broker peace between the cousins, but after her death good will "between the Russian, British and German branches of the family dissipated and Europe edged closer to war: George 5th and Tsar Nicholas on one side, and their estranged cousin, Wilhelm, on the other," Styles says. 

The engagement was disastrous for all three monarchs. By the end of 1918 the German kaiser was deposed and had fled into exile, the Russian tsar and his children had been executed by revolutionaries, and the British king presided over "a broken, debt-ridden empire," Davenport-Hines says.

May God help us in these critical times, especially during the next four years.
Any one of a dozen Black Swans could set off a revolution in our country. Just a spark in the right place at the right time could get completely out of hand and result in national tragedy. Dear Lord, don't let it happen here. RB

Jul 18, 2016

Please Don't Blame All Blacks For The Murder Of Police. See This Heroic Black Sheriff

A True And Honest American ....

Common Sense Commentary: Ethnic conflict between the races made it all too easy, in the passion of the moment, after Pearl Harbor, to blame all Japanese for the sneak attack. When, in fact, most Japanese Americans were good citizens ... as were most German and Italian Americans, but these latter two were "more like us" than the "Japs", as some said. Thousands of innocent Japanese Americans were unjustly isolated in stockades during the war, but other thousands served with distinction in Italy and in Military Intelligence during that war. You don't blame all Italians for the Mafia, all Russians for Communism, or all Hawaiians for Obama. So don't let yourself hold all blacks responsible for this eruption of black cop killers.
Slavery was allowed to flourish in America with the accompanying contempt for black people, by much of America, until the Civil War stopped the slavery, but not the contempt, which gradually wore itself out over many years until the pendulum finally stopped, with equality. Then began to swing back the other way, black contempt for white people. The black/white problem in America is rather like the husband who abused his wife for the first 20 years of marriage but finally repented and ceased his unjust treatment of her. But she was now so filled with hatred for him that she, her children and grandchildren, by a previous marriage, spent the next ten years persecuting him, out of revenge. The unintended consequences of their unforgiveness and abuse of the man, upon whose talents and business success they all depended, was that he opened secret bank accounts in foreign tax havens, transferred all his wealth into them, divorced his wife and her children, and left them penniless. Persecution was wrong when white people did it and is wrong when black people do it. A pendulum, when it reaches its zenith (enough is enough) always ceases in that direction and suddenly changes and swings in the opposite direction... if it is wound up tight. The Black/White pendulum in America which, in the past, swung to the right has now reached its zenith, and is swinging back to the left, blacks against whites. Enough is enough. But all blacks are not part of what is now happening.

Here is a balanced black man, Sheriff of Milwaukee, who is doing his best to stop the swing of the Black/White pendulum at its center, in the middle, before it strikes midnight and changes direction again.... against blacks. This Sheriff is a true American hero. He is being interviewed by a racist, black TV host about "Black Lives Matter". His answer to the problem is, "All Lives Matter". RB

Enough Is Enough
Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke OBLITERATED CNN host Don Lemon tonight on the violent and deadly Black Lives Matter movement against US police officers.

Don Lemon started the conversation describing the Black Lives Matter movement as a “peaceful” group. Lemon is still pushing this propaganda despite the numerous riots, burned out businesses and dead cops on the street in several American cities.

Sheriff Clarke: My message has been clear from day one two years ago. This anti-cop sentiment from this hateful ideology called Black Lives Matter has fueled this rage against the American police officer. I predicted this two years ago.
Don Lemon: With all due respect, do you know that this was because of that?
Sheriff Clarke: Yes I do. I’ve been watching this for two years. I predicted this. This anti-police rhetoric sweeping the country has turned out some hateful things inside of people that are now playing themselves out on the American police officer.
At one point Don Lemon told Sheriff Clarke to calm down, in which Clarke responded:
I’ve got three dead cops and you want me to calm down?
Sheriff Clarke was in rare form! A hero for all seasons....

Jul 14, 2016

Trump Shows Wisdom In His Selection Of Pence As His Running Mate

Common Sense Commentary: Whatever you think of Trump, he has shown great wisdom in his choice of a Vice-Presidential running mate and in appointing the Federalist Society and Heritage Foundation to vett his choices of Supreme Court Justices. These are two of the most important decisions he will ever make and he made them right. Gov. Pence fills in Trump's gaps and may even win him to Christ.

Here is an article which ran in the Indianapolis Star in past issues concerning the election of their Governor Mike Pence. Mike was chosen today by Donald Trump to be his Vise-Presidential Running mate. RB

Strong faith shapes Mike Pence's politics

Since his early days in politics, Mike Pence has repeatedly described himself as "a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order."

As he enters the national spotlight as Donald Trump's running mate, Pence will bring a record as a congressman and governor that reflects that conviction. While he has more recently championed tax cuts and limited spending, he long has fought fiercely for religious rights, pro-life legislation and to define marriage as between a man and a woman.

In 12 years as a congressman representing Indiana, he was most known for his willingness to tackle social issues. Staunchly pro-life, he famously said he was willing to shut down the federal government in 2011 to defund Planned Parenthood, which conducts abortions among its health care services for women.

Like many young adults, Pence's views began to change during and just after college. He met his future wife, Karen, at a church in Indianapolis after he graduated from Hanover College. He later became a born-again Christian. Both remain deeply religious.

Indiana's newly elected governor, Congressman Mike Pence makes a comment to his wife Karen on stage at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis where Indiana Republicans gathered to hear his victory speech after his win over Democrat John Gregg and Libertarian Rupert Boneham...."I would say that my Christian faith and my relationship with Karen are the two most dominant influences in my life today," Pence told IndyStar in 2012.

Pence traces his views back to two historical documents: the Constitution and the Bible.

The first has shaped his passionate belief in limited government. The second has forged his strong beliefs on abortion and marriage.

He was a history major at Hanover College and identified with the principles of the founding fathers. And politically, he began listening to an actor-turned-politician.

"I started to identify with that kind of common-sense conservatism of Ronald Reagan," Pence said in 2012, "and before I knew it, I decided I was a Republican and moved up here in Indianapolis in 1983 to go to law school."

Law school pal Bill Stephan, now an administrator at Indiana University, said Pence grew more serious about his faith as a young adult, and that is reflected in many of his political choices.

"I think he will tell you very openly he made a commitment to Christ as a young adult," Stephan said in 2012. "I think he's pretty serious about his prayer life, and his actions and deeds reflect his faith. That's part of what motivates him to public service."

Ignore The Heros ... Honor The Thugs, Thieves And Drug Addicts

Common Sense Commentary: Isaiah 1:4 "... they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward." 

While Major General Greene was buried, Barack Obama was golfing. The vice president wasn't there either. Neither was the secretary of defense. Flags were not even lowered to half-staff.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/.../obamas-silence...
Four days after Harold Greene gave his life for America, Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was at best a thug. In the minutes before his death, he committed a robbery at a local convenience store. According to other reports, Brown struck Officer Darren Wilson and shattered his orbital bone.
Obama sent a three-person delegation to Brown's funeral! Obama would not attend the funeral of the highest ranking military officer killed in the line of duty since 9/11, yet he sent a delegation to the funeral of a thug.

When Margaret Thatcher, one of America's staunchest allies and Ronald Reagan's partner in bringing down Soviet communism, died, Obama  sent only a small low-level delegation to her funeral.
The snub was not missed by the British.
When Chris Kyle, the most lethal American sniper in history was murdered, there was no expression of sympathy from the White House.
But when Whitney Houston died from drug overdose, Obama ordered all flags be flown at half mast.
There was no White House delegation at the funeral of an American hero. American heroes die and Obama goes to the golf course. A thug dies and he gets a White House delegation.

Jul 13, 2016

A Life Of Light In A Dark, Dark World

Common Sense Commentary: Amidst all the world's depravity, ugliness, cruelty, injustice and negligence .... Beauty is still beautiful, Quality is still superior, Purity is still glorious, Integrity is still kind and Love is still lovely. The darker the night the brighter their light.  Let us BE that. Be beauty, quality, purity, integrity and love. It will be your blessing and other's too. But only God, by His presence, can accomplish it in our lives. Let us yield to Him. Listen to this Liberty University sponsored sweet rendition of Shenandoah... RB

Jul 7, 2016

The Jesus Attitude Toward Taxes Under An Evil, Cruel Government

Common Sense Commentary: The Bible has several interesting things to say about tribute (taxes). For purposes of unveiling the spiritual implications of the Christian thing to do about government taxes, we will look in the official records of the laws of the Higher Power ... above human governments.

There are two kinds of kings, those God sets up and those men set up. Daniel,
the prophet, speaks of the first type ... "And he  (God) changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings ...." Daniel 2:21.  God, through Hosea, speaks of the second type ... "They have set up kings, but not by me: they have made princes, (that) I knew not ...." Hosea 8:4. 

God also has it within His power, as stated in that first verse, to "remove kings", whether He set them up or men set them up by God's permissive will, though not His perfect will.

Here is a king God set up to use his power to strengthen, protect and provide for the people of the nation. He was a good king who cared about the people and was obedient to the Lord. His name was Jehoshaphat. "And the LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he ....sought to the LORD God of his father, and walked in his commandments, and not after the doings of Israel. Therefore the LORD stablished the kingdom in his hand; and all Judah brought to Jehoshaphat presents; and he had riches and honour in abundance." 2 Chron.17:3-5. 

"Also some of the Philistines brought Jehoshaphat presents, and tribute silver; and the Arabians brought him flocks .... And Jehoshaphat (grew) great exceedingly; and he built in Judah castles (citadels), and cities of (storage)And he had much business in the cities of Judah: and the men of war, mighty men of valour, were in Jerusalem." 2 Chron. 17:11-13. 

So the purpose of all that government income and taxes was to create large government buildings ("castles") or citadels, for congresses, courts, schools, military and law enforcement To "build" up and strengthen the nation for the people, to create a "storage" of commodities for hard times for the people, to increase "business" for the people, and a strong military and law enforcement "men of war" to protect the people. Everything was for the people's good not for the government or the king.

Jesus had just two things to say concerning tribute (taxes). In Matt. 17:24-27 the Bible reveals the attitude of Jesus toward taxes. 

A Tax Collector Encounter In Capernaum:
"And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tributeHe saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus (turned to) him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free (from the requirements upon the people). Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee."  Note these facts in this encounter. Neither Peter, Jesus nor His Apostles had paid these taxes but only Peter's and Jesus' taxes got paid... "for me and thee". Peter gave a "yes" answer before he knew how or if Jesus would or could pay the taxes. Jesus knew of Peter's encounter and dilemma before he told him about it. Jesus' reference to the fact that government puts burdens upon the masses of common people but exempts their own families from their laws, was a recognition of the unfairness of government. My final thought on this encounter is that Jesus probably would not have voluntarily paid the taxes if Peter had not been confronted by the tax officials. And He did not pay them because it was the "moral" thing to do, or because it was a "fair" tax, or because He agreed with the way it was spent, but because he didn't want to "offend them" and bring the power of government down upon himself and His Apostles. "Nevertheless, lest we should offend them ...." go pay the tax.

A Trick Tax Question From The Religious Pharisees"
The Pharisees were trying to devise a plot to discredit Jesus with the Jews and arouse the Roman government to arrest and execute him. So they came up with a question on the hated taxes enforced upon them by their Roman Conquerors. If Jesus answered the trick question "Yes", the Jews would turn against him and if he answered the question "No", the Roman government would arrest and prosecute him or kill him.  They hinged the question on what was Biblically lawful or unlawful.  So here is Jesus' second encounter with the tax question.
"Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.  And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men. Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?  But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?  Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?  They say unto him, Caesar's.  Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's. When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way." Matt. 22:15-22.  Jesus did not say Roman taxes were legal or illegal, but confounded these hypocrites, avoided offending the Jews and dodged Roman reprisals against him and his disciples. He said, in effect, "If that tribute money has Caesar's picture and name on it, it must be his".

With our present government of liars and criminals, I do not pay taxes because I want to or because I think it is a moral issue or because it is fair or because I agree with giving it away to Muslim nations, freeloaders, illegals and graft, but "lest I offend them" and they send me off to prison. Before Jesus answered their question, he greased the hinges on the trap door by asking whose picture and name were on the tax money. If it had the Roman Emperor, Caesar's, picture and name on it, it must be his. So by that standard, if George Washington comes to me for his dollar bills, with his ID picture and name on them, I will voluntarily and happily give him what is obviously his, all my $1 dollar bills. Likewise, if Lincoln comes for his $5's or Hamilton comes for his $10's or Jackson for his $20's or Grant for his $50's or Franklin for his $100's or Obama for everything with his picture on it, I will joyfully give all that stuff to him....and my taxes too  "lest I offend him", and he has me drug into court or eliminated by a drone. For that reason only, I have H&R Block do my taxes and pay them. But if Obama or Hillary and their henchmen default on their sworn obligation to defend the Constitution and protect the people from evil and punish evil doers like Hillary, I may accept their Federal retirement plan in a tax funded prison where there are no taxes to pay or even tithes on unearned income and no need of insurance, but lots of Socialistic benefits like FREE room and board, FREE food, FREE TV, FREE medical care, FREE clothing, free utilities and a FREE burial plan. Sounds like a fun place on a ripe mission field ... for an old preacher. I'll keep doing this blog from with a pencil. Come visit me.

Paul said in Romans 13:1-6 that rulers are not supposed to be "a terror to good works, but to the evil" and to "give praise to those who do good". Taxes to such a government would be a pleasure. So who determines what is good works? There are as many opinions as there are people, but the Bible, God's word, is singularly the final authority on good and evil. Our Constitution was founded upon it. They are both still in place. Obey them.

Jul 6, 2016

Democrats Either Have Short Memories Or They Prefer Corrupt Politicians

Common Sense Commentary: You might not like Ronald Reagan because he was a Hollywood actor before he was Governor of California and President of the United States but he was not a corrupt liar. And the two Bushes weren't as frugal with spending as they should have been and were not nearly Conservative enough for me,  but they weren't corrupt, constant liars as are Obama and the two Clintons. I am neither Republican nor Democrat, but an Independent, politically. I would vote for a Democrat on the unlikely chance he was the best candidate and the Party didn't stand for all the things I am against. At least the Republican Party still has a few uncorrupted and honest Congressmen and Candidates. The Democrats have absolutely none.

Concerning Hillary and Bill, Democrats are either ignorant, have short memories or they prefer corrupt politicians. Consider these facts ....

As a 27 year old staff attorney for the White House Judiciary Committee during the WaterGate Investigation, Hillary Rodham was fired by her supervisor, lifelong Democrat Jerry Zeifman. When asked why Hillary Rodham was fired, Zeifman said in an interview, "Because she was a liar. She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer, she conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the Committee, and the rules of Confidentiality." The man who made that charge was not a Republican or Independent. He was her Democrat boss and could have been sued out of his Democrat shoes if what he said was not true. That was back when there were still some honest Democrats.

When Bill Clinton was president, he allowed Hillary to assume authority over health care reform. Even after threats and intimidation, she couldn’t even get a vote in a democratic controlled congress. This fiasco cost the American taxpayers about $13 million in cost for studies, promotion, and other efforts.

Then President Clinton gave Hillary authority over selecting a female Attorney General. Her first two selections were Zoe Baird and Kimba Wood – both were forced to withdraw their names from consideration. Next she chose Janet Reno – husband Bill described her selection as “my worst mistake.” Some may not remember that Reno made the decision to gas David Koresh and the Branch Davidian religious sect in Waco, Texas resulting in dozens of deaths of women and children.

Husband Bill allowed Hillary to make recommendations for the head of the Civil Rights Commission. Lani Guanier was her selection. When a little probing led to the discovered of Ms. Guanier’s radical views, her name had to be withdrawn from consideration.

Apparently a slow learner, husband Bill allowed Hillary to make some more recommendations. She chose former law partners Web Hubbel for the Justice Department, Vince Foster for the White House staff, and William Kennedy for the Treasury Department. Her selections went well: Hubbel went to prison, Foster (presumably) committed suicide, and Kennedy was forced to resign.

Many younger voters will have no knowledge of “Travelgate.” Hillary wanted to award unfettered travel contracts to Clinton friend Harry Thompson – and the White House Travel Office refused to comply. She managed to have them reported to the FBI and fired. This ruined their reputations, cost them their jobs, and caused a thirty-six month investigation. Only one employee, Billy Dale was charged with a crime, and that for the enormous crime of mixing personal and White House funds. A jury acquitted him of any crime in less than two hours.

Still not convinced of her ineptness, Hillary was allowed to recommend a close Clinton friend, Craig Livingstone, for the position of Director of White House security. When Livingstone was investigated for the improper access of about 900 FBI files of Clinton enemies (Filegate) and the widespread use of drugs by White House staff, suddenly Hillary and the president denied even knowing Livingstone, and of course, denied knowledge of drug use in the White House. Following this debacle, the FBI closed its White House Liaison Office after more than thirty years of service to seven presidents.

Next, when women started coming forward with allegations of sexual harassment and rape by Bill Clinton, Hillary was put in charge of the “bimbo eruption” and scandal defense. Some of her more notable decisions in the debacle was:

She urged her husband not to settle the Paula Jones lawsuit. After the Starr investigation they settled with Ms. Jones.

She refused to release the Whitewater documents, which led to the appointment of Ken Starr as Special Prosecutor. After $80 million dollars of taxpayer money was spent, Starr's investigation led to Monica Lewinsky, which led to Bill lying about and later admitting his affairs.

Hillary’s devious game plan resulted in Bill losing his license to practise law for 'lying under oath' to a grand jury and then his subsequent impeachment by the House of Representatives. But the senate did not reach the 2/3's majority needed to fully process his impeachment. Clinton was impeached by the House on two charges. The first being perjury and the second being obstruction of justice. Following this he was acquitted by the Democrat Senate in a party line vote of 56 to 44.

Hillary avoided indictment for perjury and obstruction of justice during the Starr investigation by repeating, “I do not recall,” “I have no recollection,” and “I don’t know” a total of 57 times while under oath.

After leaving the White House, Hillary was forced to return an estimated $200,000 in White House furniture, china, and artwork that she had stolen.

What a swell party – ready for another four or eight year of this type low-life mess?

Now we are exposed to the destruction of possibly incriminating emails while Hillary was Secretary of State and the “pay to play” schemes of the Clinton Foundation – we have no idea what shoe will fall next. But to her loyal fans - “what difference does it make?”

Electing Hillary Clinton president would be like granting Satan absolution and giving him the keys to heaven!

And just think, since leaving the White House, the Clinton's, through 2014, have somehow gained  $221 million and BOTH are still drawing taxpayer funded U. S. Government pensions.

Jul 5, 2016

Iceland, The Razor Sharp, Frozen Leading Edge Of World Trends To Apostasy

Common Sense Commentary: How tragically, predictably, appropriate for the prophetic Last Days falling away from God and His word.

"Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto himThat ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter ... as that the day of Christ is at handLet no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition (Antichrist); Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God." 2 Thess.2:1-4. 

So here is a nation named Iceland, one of the coldest places on earth, descendants of the marauding Vikings, with a cold, dead, pseudo-Christian State church which every baby is born a member of, which taxes all its Citizens to support State approved "religious institutions", and practically nobody believes God created the earth .... So thousands of them are embracing the Sumerian gods of the Zuist religion. Plus .... its Socialist government was 8 or 10 years ahead of the rest of the world with its 2008 economy collapsing and the government refusing to pay their Socialist Utopia State debts. Again, how predictably appropriate but, an omen of things to come for the rest of the world.

Headline and Article from The Washington Post
In this country, literally no young Christians believe that God created the Earth


Jul 4, 2016

Most Dangerous Spot On Earth Surrounds Armageddon

Common Sense Commentary: So if both Canada and Mexico were Muslim nations and we in the U.S. were all Jewish ... and the Muslims had 100,000 missiles armed and aimed at all of our cities, and were constantly threatening to pull the trigger, what would you want Obama to do? Go play golf? Take another vacation? Threaten to cut off trade with them? Threaten to retaliate if they destroyed all of our cities? Threaten to boycott them? Ask other nations to ostracize them? Tell them how unreasonable they are? What? The word is... Preempt. And don't think the Iranian Muslims will not do what they threaten. The Twin Towers and a thousand other unprovoked atrocities, by them, proves they will eventually do what they threaten. Their hatred for Israel and the US is motivated by Satan's own hatred of God. It is only a matter of time. The epicenter of Armageddon is the Valley Of Jezreel but the collateral destruction will reach into all the surrounding nations of Israel's festering enemies.

If Israel does not soon preempt Iran's total destruction of their nation, I will be very surprised. And that would lead to Armageddon. Iran has played Obama like a country western guitarist singing Neville Chamberlain's oldie, "Peace In Our Time". He has sold out Israel and US for a cup of spoiled camel's milk and forced us to pay for it and drink it. Obama paid the ransom Iran demanded for a nuclear agreement but now their blackmail demands continue to keep the people of Israel under unbearable stress and foreboding. Obama has said that if Israel reacts to the threats and preempts an attack by Iran, he, Obama, will order our air force to shoot down Israel's planes. What can they do? He will be out of office January 20, 2017. Then what? RB

Iranian commander warns there are 100,000 missiles ready to strike Israel
FOX News July 4, 2016
The deputy commander of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard declared Friday that there are tens of thousands of missiles in Lebanon ready to strike Israel.
"Hezbollah has 100,000 missiles that are ready to hit Israel to liberate the occupied Palestinian territories if the Zionist regime repeats its past mistakes," Gen. Hossein Salami was quoted as saying by Tasnim, according to Reuters.
The Jerusalem Post reported that Salami warned that Israel’s occupied territories could come under attack if they make the “wrong move.”
“Today, the grounds for the annihilation and collapse of the Zionist regime are (present) more than ever,” he said.
Additionally, state TV reported Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani accused the West of trying to exploit differences between Shiite and Sunni Muslims to divert attention from the Palestinian-Israel conflict.
"The global arrogance (the United States and its allies) wants to create discord among Muslims ... Unity is the only way to restore stability in the region," Rouhani said. "We stand with the dispossessed Palestinian nation."
Rouhani spoke as tens of thousands of Iranians joined in an anti-Israel rally to express support for the Palestinians. The demonstrators shouted "Death to Israel" and "Death to America" and while they burned an Israeli flag.
“The Zionist regime (Israel) is a regional base for America and the global arrogance ... Disunity and discord among Muslim and terrorist groups in the region ... have diverted us from the important issue of Palestine," Rouhani added.
Israeli opposition has been a policy of Tehran’s since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Shiite Muslim Iran has backed Palestinian and Lebanese militant groups who oppose peace with Israel.