Complacency = Destruction


Eiffel Tower

For the first time since World War II, Paris is under a curfew. The citizens of France (and all of Europe) are living in abject fear of being killed while going about their lives. Terrorists have invaded Europe, and will not stop until or unless they are stopped!

For thousands of years, war has been a way of life for many. King against King; country against country; uniformed soldiers against uniformed soldiers. This war we are engulfed in today is different. We are not at war with one tyrant; we are at war with an entire ideology that produces many tyrants.  The adherents of Islam do not care about making a better life for themselves and their children. They do not care about getting a good job, getting married and having a family and raising their children to live in a better world than they had. They do not care about buying a lovely house and having backyard barbeques with the neighbors. No. Their only purpose (as driven by their evil ideology) is to kill all who do not agree with their cult. They do not see innocent people in market places, theaters, soccer stadiums or sky-scrapers; they see only people who they want to destroy. They don’t raise their children to go out and make a good life for themselves; they raise suicide bombers. They don’t care about the spiffy new app for their mobile phone; all they see is a triggering device. Nor do they care about helping eradicate disease, ensuring a long-lasting food supply, exploring space or curing cancer. The ideology that drives jihadist terrorists compels them to strive for a stone-age culture around the world. Yes, there are decent people in the world who call themselves Muslims, but they rarely denounce the violence. It is the strict followers of Islam who are wreaking havoc in the world – nominal Muslims are ineffective, and honestly, they are targets for their own kind.

After World War II, the world became complacent. The hideous nature of fascism became a cartoon, much like depictions of Satan. People became so comfortable in their Freedom that they forgot to maintain it. So, here we are in 2015, in the midst of another World War, only this time there is not an organized effort to destroy the enemy, because going after them might hurt their feelings.

Here in America, as many of us watched our TVs in horror, outrage and heartbreak over the attacks in Paris on November 13, prickly, spoiled college students were in a huff about losing media coverage they said they didn’t want, and our current president said he didn’t want to ‘speculate’ about the people who carried out the horrendous attacks in Paris. The times we live in are surreal.

Anyway, we have a lot of work to do!  The world depends on America being strong, and we are in the first stages of atrophy; we need to rebuild our muscles and get our strength back.  It is time to be vigilant, because what happened in Paris yesterday can very likely happen here today.  It is time to reinforce our resolve to remain a Free and sovereign nation. As we pray for the people of France, and lift them up to God, we must also pray for our own country. Be vigilant! Protect your loved ones! Be not afraid of what man can do, but be confident in what God can do! Complacency got us in this mess; it is no longer an option.

Blessed and Honored


On November 11, 1918 World War I, the “War to end all wars”, came to an end when an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany. In November of 1919, President Wilson proclaimed that November 11 should be a day of commemoration and Armistices Day was born. In June of 1954 Congress changed the name to Veterans Day. Every year, Veterans of war and times of peace are honored for their service on this day.

‘Pop’ Williamson was a World War I Veteran in my parent’s hometown. He proudly led the parade every year on Veterans Day until he died. My parents told me about him and remembered him fondly. From the time I was a very small child, I’ve been fascinated with Veterans. I learned as much as I could from stories told to me by people who knew them, and I was blessed to learn even more from the Veterans that were a part of my life. My Dad was in the Air Force during the Korean War; one uncle flew a B-17 in World War II and another uncle was in the Battle of the Bulge during that same war. My cousin was in Viet Nam, and when he returned, on a stretcher because he had been shot, he was spat upon. I’ve met Veterans of Pearl Harbor, the Bataan Death March, and I’ve been hugged by a Code Talker. I have spent countless hours in the VA Medical Center waiting area (when Dad was being treated there), listening to Veterans tell me all about their service, their families and their lives. Since I was a child, when I see someone I know is a Veteran, I go out of my way to thank them and let them know that I am grateful for their service. It is not about a fad brought about by events of the last 15 years, I do it because it is personal for me. The greatest men I’ve known have all been Veterans of the United States Armed Forces.

There is not a word in any language that can adequately express my gratitude to my Precious Veterans. Freedom is not free, I am blessed to be free because of them and I am honored to let them know.

So, if you are a Veteran, Thank You! From the depths of my heart, thank you! If you know a Veteran, please take the time to let them know you are thankful for their service.  May God bless and protect each and every member of the United States Armed Forces (past and present).

Cultural Rot

On Thursday night, I wrote a scathing, heavily opinionated post. Then I deleted it. It was brought to my attention that it does not matter how much truth is in my words; it is dangerous to speak up. We live in a precarious time. When people are offended, instead of brushing it off and walking away, they want to cause damage; they do this in the name of tolerance. As long as you say what people want to hear, everything is fine. However, if you say what people need to hear, you become a target for profanity, hatred and even violence.

We used to have manners and morals in America. People said, “yes, sir” and “no, sir”; they politely said, “thank you” and “you’re welcome”; they did not use profanity in polite company and they didn’t try to beat you up if you disagreed with them. A brief glance at the videos that have come across the news feeds in the last couple of weeks will give you a lasting impression of a deviant, vicious culture of people who have no moral compass or appreciation for the sanctity of life. Teachers getting beaten in the classroom; children beating children on the playground; children bring used as props in an ugly political campaign – the list is endless. Crimes against humanity are being committed all over the world, and right here in America people are being persecuted for speaking out. It is hideous and the stench of the cultural rot is overwhelming.

We have come to a place in our culture where good is called evil and evil is called good. There is no mistake about it; it is caused by the liberal/socialist parasite’s ravenous appetite to devour our Freedom.  For decades, liberals have worked hard to destroy the traditional family and all of the moral values that were the very foundation of American freedom. Conservatives stood complacently by and allowed it to happen. Now, we are suffering the consequences of all of those years of not paying attention to the destruction that was being done right under our noses. Pursuing the American Dream of material wealth and good status blinded us to the fact that our Foundation was crumbling.

People are angry and frustrated. The political environment is chaotic and wrought with hatred. Liberals hate conservatives; Conservatives hate liberals; some liberals hate other liberals and some conservatives hate other conservatives. Christians are being persecuted while jihadists and unbelievers are being placed on a pedestal. The media spends all of its time feeding the fire by propagating and spreading lies, and social media keeps adding to the flame by giving people a place to display their vitriol. Meanwhile, somewhere in the ashes, striving to survive is the Truth. Truth may hurt, but the pain it causes will heal. The pain and destruction caused by lies will never heal. Speaking out against evil has always been dangerous, but it is the only way to fight that evil. The 1st Amendment of the Constitution of the United States ensures our Right as Citizens to speak out against the destruction of our nation.  When you must be cautious about exercising a Freedom, you no longer have that Freedom.  It is up to us to make sure the cultural rot does not destroy our Freedom permanently.  Complacency is not an option.





Berlin Wall

I think it is time that we made a magnanimous gesture toward all of the liberals in the United States of America.  We Conservatives should gather together our resources and build for them a gift; a country that they can call their own.  We should find a plot of ground 40 miles long and 40 miles wide (that would be a nice comfy 1,600 square miles) and section it off to build this country.  We would not have to use Eminent Domain, because once the purpose of this land is promoted, people would be more than happy to give up their property to build this country.  Once the land is secured, we would build an impenetrable wall around it, so that once they are living there, their country would not be polluted by the outside world.  Liberals like cities, so we need to supply them with plenty of building material to build their homes, businesses and roads. Once the materials are delivered, the Liberals can move in, and we will close and lock the gate from the outside.

Oh, just think of how wonderful this country of Libtopia would be for all of the Liberals. They can grow their own gluten-free, fat-free, free-range food. They can erect solar panels and windmills to power their latte-makers and electric cars.  They can set up their own government and hire their own leaders. They can marry whomever (or whatever) they please. They can live peacefully without any guns or a police force to oppress them.  They can raise little common-core liberal children who grow up to go to liberal arts colleges.  They can have all the health-care their hearts desire. And, all without a bunch of Conservatives to mess it up for them.  Life in Libtopia would be so very happy for all the liberals… for a while.

Meanwhile, here in the United States, we could re-build our nation and secure our Freedom. We could fight our enemies and prevail, because the Rules of Engagement would spell it out; W-I-N! America would regain her dignity because people would work to make it a better place. We could bring God back into our lives, and along with Him, a sense of purpose.  The basics – reading, writing and arithmetic – would be taught in schools, so that students would be prepared, when they graduate, to go out into the world and make something of themselves. Babies would be born and raised by Moms and Dads who love them.  Our Constitution would be defended and upheld, so government would be limited. Imagination and innovation would, once again, thrive.  The capitalist market place would drive the economy and everything would be affordable. People would learn skills and use them to make a living. Ahh! How lovely it would be.

In 20 years, when we open up the gates of Libtopia, what would we find?  We would find a wasteland, because Liberals don’t cultivate proper life-skills. Their buildings would be substandard and crumbling. Their food supply would be scant. Their precious wind turbines and solar panels would have filleted and fried every bird. The population would be at a minimum because they would have aborted their babies and, with their deviance, would have killed each other off with disease. Those remaining would riot, and without a police force or guns to protect themselves, they would be murdered. Libtopia would be no more.

This post is written partially in jest. However, if we don’t recognize the evils we face as the liberal/socialist parasite eats it’s way through America, and do something about it, we can expect this gruesome outcome for the entire nation.  You see, we are on our way to being Libtopia.  The time to stop the down-slide into ruin is now!

May God help us!

“If my people, which are called by my Name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my Face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

(2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV)



A Different Time


In June of 2004, I was working as a clerk at a local RV park. We had a television in the office, tuned in to the coverage of the ceremonies that surrounded President Ronald Reagan’s death. There were several of us gathered around watching and listening as the commentators spoke of the Cold War.  There was a girl I worked with (in her very early 20’s) standing next to me and she stated, “Cold War. I don’t get what the big deal is.”

I stifled my shock and calmly replied to her, “The danger you understand is fanatic religionists hijacking airplanes and flying them into our buildings. During the Cold War we had ICBM’s pointed at our cities.”

“What is an ICBM?” she asked.

“Intercontinental Ballistic Missile,” I explained. “It is a missile, armed with a nuclear warhead, capable of reaching one continent from another. They were not aimed at our buildings; they were aimed at our cities. President Reagan, along with Margaret Thatcher and others were instrumental in ending the Cold War, and yes, the danger was very real.”

After that, the girl watched the TV quietly with the rest of us. I admit that, at first, I was thrown off by her ignorance. In the following days, I had the opportunity to speak with a few other young people and some were aware of the meaning of the Cold War, but they were not impressed with the threat.  Sadly, there is a whole generation of Americans who are blatantly clueless of the dangers that we face right now, today!  Yes, the Soviet Bear has come out of hibernation and the Russians are pushing their presence back into the American psyche. Fighter jets in Syria, communications ships off of the American coastline and military aircraft getting uncomfortably close to our air space are all ways the Russians are thumbing their noses at America.  But, we also face the danger of Iran. Only fools believe that Iran is just building a nice little reactor to power their night lights with. They are pursuing the capability to arm missiles with nuclear warheads that will, at the very least, reach Israel, and quite possibly the United States. The danger is real and it is now!

We have become a culture where anything and everything diverts attention away from what is truly important.  While unbelievers have been loudly protesting against any mention of God, religionist jihadis have been beheading Christians around the world and have shouted “Death to America!” in their own public squares. While homosexuals have militantly demanded superior civil rights and that every Christian bow down to their deviancy, religionist jihadis stone homosexuals to death or throw them off of tall buildings. As lunatic feminists parade their immorality in front of everybody while insisting that tax-payers foot the bill for the murder of their babies, hordes of religionist jihadis (disguised as “refugees”) are raping and brutalizing the women of Europe. And, as welfare queens and their sperm donors riot and destroy their own communities, the current president is making way for religionist jihadis to come to America and unleash their hatred and terror on millions of American citizens.  Meanwhile, swarms of illegal aliens are coming across our border and imposing a threat to our very way of life.

All of this is happening! What are Americans doing about it? Some are trying to fight it, but sadly, many are too busy with the distraction of the day to be concerned. We have a serious complacency problem in this country. In 2014 we worked hard to hire a group of Congressmen and Senators who would put the needs of the People above the needs of the government. The employees we hired have not done their job; in fact they’ve done the opposite of what we sent them there to do. We have not held their feet in the fire. Now, we are faced with hiring a President who will do our Will, but people are entranced by buffoons and inexperienced wannabes. I get it! People don’t want a traditional politician, because they are infected with corruption. However, we do not have the luxury of being able to hire another experimental leader. Quite frankly, we have had more than enough of that.  We had a good, viable, capable and strong candidate in Governor Rick Perry, but people were too busy looking past his ability to do the job in order to gawk at the train wreck circus that the rest of the candidates have caused. America needs a Commander-in-Chief for the men and women of the United States Armed Forces not just to respect and admire, but to trust. America needs a President not to be a celebrity or on-the-job trainee. America needs a President to be a Leader!  While America is being devoured by the liberal/socialist parasite, people are wallowing in idiocy; transfixed by distractions and demanding that candidates tell them what their itching ears want to hear. Choosing a President is not about hearing what you want to hear; it is about hiring the best man to do the job that needs to be done. Americans should be ashamed of the way they’ve turned our elections into a shouting match of platitudes delivered in a junior high-school popularity contest.

The Reagan years were a different time. The threats we faced were not the same as we have today. In those years most of America’s enemies were far away, but now they are dwelling amongst our own people. The danger is real and it is now!

As much as I would love for Governor Perry to change his mind and re-enter the race, I must face the fact that I will have to hold my nose and vote for the lesser of two evils in November 2016, just like the last two Presidential elections. I won’t give up hope for Governor Perry. I still cling to the term suspended. That being said, it is clear that America’s problems are bigger than one man can fix. We the people must be willing to do our part, and we start by getting serious about the issues. Complacency is not an option!