Diplomatic Idiocy

For the last several decades American exceptional-ism has been on a downward spiral right into the dumpster. People have forgotten what good manners are; they have tried to eradicate modesty and they’ve promoted the crass instead of encouraging dignity. The results are astounding. People have become vile and hateful. They have turned from intelligence and embraced the fallacy of pride. The 2016 political campaign is already ugly, and it will only get worse.

In this age of Social Media where people try to make a point in less than 140 characters, post endless pictures of themselves and argue their point of view with nothing more than vitriol toward those who disagree with them, we seem to have lost our ability to think things through before we speak.  Americans have the attention span of a gnat, and they seek short sound bites to either back up their opinions or to use against others.  Instead of researching and reading up on the issues that are important, they grab headlines and memes and shout to the world that if you don’t agree with them, there is something wrong with you.  And, if you support any candidate other than theirs, you are un-American.

People are very angry about the current circumstances in our Nation, and rightly so. The liberal/socialist parasite has all but devoured our country with politically correct offense and the endorsement of all things evil.  We are not on our way to Tyranny; we are already there.  The problems we face go far beyond whether or not the Confederate flag is racist. In recent weeks our own Supreme Court has insinuated on the Citizenry that government is a god and if we are to get along we must bow down at the Altar of Bureaucracy.  The only way the American people can reform this Nation is to stop acting like a bunch of 5 year-old girls fighting over a lollipop, and get serious about standing up for Freedom instead of self-indulgent absurdity.

Candidates and partisan pundits, on all sides of the political spectrum, who show disdain for diplomacy by letting their speech be filled with anger, and citizens who push the same narrative are all dangerous to our Republic. If the people of America have become so dependent on hateful sound bites to get their point across, we may be lost forever. It is time to get real. It is time to start seeking Truth and sharing it with everybody. Truth given in kindness will be accepted; Truth displayed in anger will turn people away. If you only support a candidate because you agree with his/her anger, you are the problem. If diplomacy doesn’t work for you because you think we’ve reached the point where only bitterness can win elections, then (forgive me) you are an idiot.

It is entirely possible for candidates and the citizens who support them to win elections by being diplomatic.  Good manners and dignity speak volumes on their own, but if you take the time to listen to the candidate who exhibits these qualities you will find it easier to discern the issues. If a candidate and his/her supporters use rudeness as their mode of delivery, you will find a large group of very dangerous, very ignorant people. Yes, polite candidates can be very wrong on the issues, and rude candidates can be right. It is up to us as individuals to discern which is which. However, if all you do is cling to the angry sound bites and memes, you are failing.

If you want to avoid being a diplomatic idiot, I encourage you to take some time and do your research on the issues; know the context behind the headlines and use some common sense when you converse with others.  If all you have in your political arsenal is meaningless quips, you just prove that the argument is more important to you than the issue at hand. America needs to get her dignity back. America needs to exhibit excellence again. And, Americans need to get over themselves and realize that it is our own diplomatic idiocy that has allowed the liberal/socialist parasite to suck the very life out of our great nation. So, Patriot, what will it be? Is Freedom important to you? Because if it is, it is time to grow up and fight for it.  Are you willing to encourage and support candidates that display Christian/Conservative values and a love for America? Or are you going to let the left win again? Make up your mind, American! We have a Nation to save.

The Root of the Problem

On Wednesday evening a young man attended a prayer meeting in Charleston, South Carolina and killed 9 people before he left the church building. This is just another in a long line of such tragedies. Leftists are turning the tragic deaths of those 9 God-fearing people into a political circus.  Media clowns and their side-show followers have blamed Fox News, the NRA and anything else that has even a hint of Conservative attached to it for the gunman’s actions. It is the same tired story they’ve told over and over again. When some lunatic goes on a shooting spree, leftists try to dig up some nefarious connection with a Conservative group, and when they cannot find anything, they just make it up because their audience will believe any of the rubbish they are fed.

If you take a brief look at the mass shootings that have happened in America you find some striking similarities. Whether in a school, a mall, a movie theater, a military base or in a church, all of the gunmen have had one thing in common; they were all evil cowards. All of the targets were places where the people who were killed should have felt safe. All of the targets were people who were just going about their own business of living. All of the killers were cowards out to make a name for themselves, and they did; at the expense of innocent people and their grieving families. And, after every tragedy, the leftist media and their groupies have taken the opportunity to blame Christians and/or Conservatives and the 2nd Amendment for the problem. The media has neglected to report another striking similarity between all the killers; they are mostly left-wing, socialist-thinking crazies who are either on too many drugs or not enough.

The fact of the matter is that evil exists! It exists in almost every aspect of life and we each have the choice to succumb to it or to fight it. The root of the problem is not race or political affiliation; it is not that law-abiding citizens own guns and it is not the product of Conservative ideology. The root of the problem is evil; pure and simple. In this politically correct culture it has become a no-no to label anything or anyone (except Christians and Conservatives) as evil. But, if we don’t get a handle on this downward spiral of moral and cultural decay (driven by evil), we can expect more tragedies for the liberal/socialist media and their fanatic sycophants to celebrate. We must stop allowing evil to be ‘fought’ with evil, because it only perpetuates the problem. It is time to start fighting evil with good, and start making choices that will encourage people to seek Light instead of darkness.

The people of Charleston deserve better.  All Americans deserve better. Cowards and their skewed agendas should not be allowed to take innocent lives just so they can get their name in the news. It isn’t right, but it happens. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and loved ones of those who were murdered in their own church. May God give them comfort, knowing their loved ones are in His Kingdom dancing and singing in the Glory of God.

Rhetoric

Constitution

Tuesday November 8, 2016 will be the day we elect a new President of the United States of America. It will either be a very good day for Americans, or it will be a horrible day. The next 16 and a half months are going to be exciting and grueling.  The Republican field is already crowded and there will be more. The Debate Season will start in August (for a schedule click here). The candidates all have their own diverse following; some have moderate followers, while others have staunch conservative supporters, and then there are the followers who fawn over their candidate like they would a childhood crush on the pop-star of the week. Each candidate has a mix of strength and weakness. It is up to the American people to sort through the coming chaos and vote for the candidate of their choice.

We must not forget that on that same day, we will be choosing U.S. Senators, Congressional Representatives, State Legislators and a multitude of local office holders. It is imperative that we search out the best candidates. We must be familiar with the issues and where the candidates stand on the issues.  It is of utmost importance that we engage the entire process. Know who you are or are not going to vote for and why.  Be willing to hold their feet in the fire not just during the election season, but also once they are elected. Every elected official needs to be reminded on a regular basis that they work for us! We the People own the government, not the other way around.

The rhetoric from the liberal/socialists will be pandemic! Because the mainstream media are all nothing more than demoncrat hucksters, we can expect nothing but lies about Conservative candidates and we can expect nothing but soft coverage of the leftist candidates. The distractions will be many. The freakish activists will be out in force trying to push their deviant agenda into the face of every American. The World will be watching; some with hope that we will finally get our act together and fix the mess that we’ve gotten ourselves into, and some will be frothing at the bit hoping that we fall further into the abyss of our own destruction. We have a chance to overcome the devastation that has been caused by decades of complacency, but we must be willing to fight and to tell the truth (even if it offends). The liberal/socialist parasite that has sucked the life out of our great country needs to be stopped and it is up to us to do it.

My friends, don’t let the rhetoric get to you. Rise above it, pray for strength and pray for the restoration of America. May God bless us in this journey.

 

Random Thoughts 6/7/15

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1)  It is no secret that I am a staunch supporter of Governor Rick Perry’s candidacy for President. Now that he has announced he is in the race, I am excited for the opportunity to promote his campaign. It is not my intention to bash the other Republican candidates in the race, but if they do something that requires attention, I will mention it.  Also, if Governor Perry does something that I disagree with, I will bring that to light as well.

2)  The Celebrity Freak Show that oozes from the muck of Reality TV continues to pollute our modern culture. The Jenner person and the pervert from the really big family seem to be the topics of choice for a lot of people. Gee! I wonder what would happen if the gossips and various other idiots out there would just ignore the freaks and their rabid pursuit of attention? Maybe we could focus some more important stuff.

3)  A particular news story garnered quite a bit of attention this week, but for the wrong reasons. I do not want to discuss the reporter or the internet news site that published the story, because they don’t need my promotion. They reported something about a Republican candidate’s policy without all of the facts! The result was that a lot of people believed it.  Here is my advice to internet news readers; learn to research, and do not trust until you have verified!

4)  Twice in this last week my Christianity has been attacked by other Christians of a different denomination. It has been insinuated that because I do not belong to this particular denomination, I am not Saved. For the record: I am Saved by the Grace and the Blood of Jesus Christ. I don’t go around telling people that their Salvation is in question because they belong to a different denomination than mine, and I don’t appreciate being condemned by others.

5)  The other evening I received a telephone call from the Republican National Committee. The young man who called asked for me by name and then proceeded to read from a prepared script telling me that I should renew my membership and donate. I tried several times to speak and he kept reading from his script, only allowing me a couple of words. This is indicative of the way the RNC treats the voting citizens of this country; they want us to fork over our money and shut up. The RNC has forced upon us candidates that have lost in the last several elections, and perhaps it is time they realized that it is We the People who will choose the candidates and not a bunch of political, elitist hacks in the Party Leadership. Needless to say, the RNC can bite me! I will not send them one red cent! In my opinion, only the candidates we choose to support should be afforded the luxury of receiving our hard-earned money.

That is enough randomness for today. May God bless you as you go about your week, and may He bless America.



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Free Exercise

First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

The Framers of the Constitution made it very clear; Government has no business getting involved in religion. In the last century the 1st Amendment has been twisted and distorted to the point that our Government now violates the Framers intention almost every day. This phrase was inserted so that the People would be protected against a government instituting a state religion.  The Wall of Separation between church and state is not mentioned in the Constitution; that was in a letter that Thomas Jefferson wrote to the Danbury Baptist Church in Danbury, Connecticut, assuring them that the Constitution would protect their religious liberty from being infiltrated by the Government.

So, what has happened? Why are religious liberties so convoluted in our current culture? Well, the simple answer for the Christian is that evil has invaded our country. The more secular answer would be that socialism has invaded our system (yes, I just repeated myself). Those who push the liberal/socialist agenda do not like the last part of that phrase; or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.  The so-called civil rights of people turned away from Christian businesses has all but eradicated that phrase. But, at its foundation, it is about persecution of Christians and free enterprise is being destroyed because of it.

If you have a domestic automobile and you take it to a mechanic who only works on foreign cars, do you sue the mechanic because he won’t work on your car? No! You take your car to a different mechanic. However, if a baker cites his Christian faith as a reason not to bake a cake for a homosexual wedding, instead of using common sense and going to another baker, the couple sues and the baker goes out of business. When this happens, the liberal/socialist agenda wins in two ways; first, they get their dig in at Christianity and second, they destroy a private business.  There are no conspiracy theories here, just facts. The liberal/socialist agenda works throughout culture to indoctrinate the masses into thinking that government is a god, and should be the provider of all things to all people.

History shows us what happens in countries where Christians were persecuted and free enterprise was removed; the State becomes god and all citizens are oppressed. It is fallacy to think that removing the rights of Christians to conduct their business according to their Faith will somehow manifest in more Liberty for Americans.  When Citizens, no matter what their faith, commit an actual crime, they are afforded the luxury of due process.  But, in a culture where a Citizen can be sued for saying, “Good morning” to someone who is having a bad day, there is no real justice. If a Christian who stands strong in their own faith is persecuted for that faith, the Constitution of the United States of America has been violated.  If one Right is taken away, all rights are taken away. If Christians lose their rights it is only a matter of time before all Citizens lose their rights. Perhaps it would serve Americans well to use common sense and realize that if a baker does not want to bake you a cake, there is another baker down the street who will. It is time for those who pretend to be victims to get over themselves before their actions make real victims of the State of all of us.