America – Land of Promise: Why I Believe the GOP Won in 2016

From the diary of Christopher Columbus:

“From my first youth onward, I was a seaman and have so continued until this day…Wherever on the earth a ship has been, I have been.  I have spoken and treated with, learned men, priests, and laymen, Latins, and Greeks, Jews and Moors, and with many men of other faiths.  The Lord was well disposed to my desire, and He gave me in abundance, of astrology, as much as was needed, and of geometry and astronomy likewise.  Further, He gave me joy and cunning in drawing maps and thereon cities, mountains, rivers, islands, and harbours, each one in its place.  I have seen and truly I have studied all books–cosmographies, histories, chronicles, and philosophies, and other arts, for which our Lord unlocked my mind, sent me upon the sea, and gave me fire for the deed.  Those who heard of my emprise called it foolish, mocked me, and laughed.  But how can doubt but that the Holy Ghost inspired me?”

Latter-Day scriptures identify this man and confirm the influence that fell upon Columbus to   set him “upon the sea.”  “And I looked and beheld a man among the Gentiles, who was separated from the seed of my brethren by the many waters; and I beheld the Spirit of God, that it came down and wrought upon the man; and he went forth upon the many waters, even unto the seed of my brethren, who were in the promised land.”

The Prophet Nephi was further told; “And this land shall be a land of Liberty unto the Gentiles, and there shall be no kings upon the land, who shall raise up unto the Gentiles.  An I will fortify this land against all other nations.”

The annals of history have established American to be a land unexcelled in its provision of freedom to the inhabitants.  Nowhere else in the world can a nation be found which allows the people to govern as does America.  Nowhere else in the world can be found an economic system which allows for individual achievement as does America.

Further evidence of the special place America has as a bastian of freedom can be extracted from a close study of events during the revolutionary war.  In a war that found the Colonists outmanned and outclassed, miracle after miracle brought Washington’s men to victory.  One such example is the battle of Cowpens.  The patriots lured the British into a pursuit wherein 400 plus colonists waited to ambush them.  After a brief battle the colonists retreated across the Catawba River.  When the British reached the river a surprise flash flood made the river impassable.  The British waited for the waters to recede then pursued the colonists to the Yankin river.  After the colonists crossed the Yankin the river reached flood stage causing the British to once again wait a day to cross.  For a third time, the oolonists crossed the Dan river with the same result thus preventing the British from pursuing them.  The British commander said “We would have caught the colonists again had the rivers not risen.”  This is just one example of many miracles that demonstrated the hand of divine providence in giving victory to the Americans.

Believing that Columbus, in his own words, was inspired by the Holy Ghost is recognition by those of us who believe his words, of the hand of God in preserving America as a land of promise.

Move to the 2016 American Presidential election.  All polls and reports as late as the night before the election predicted a landslide victory for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate for President. It was not until late into the night that shock set in.  Hillary lost the rust belt; the firewall that had, for decades, given democrats victory after victory.  Pundits are, to this day, baffled as to what happened and most explanations are conjecture.  Everything’s from Hillary’s failure to campaign in the rust belt states to James Comey’s email investigation statements.  All conjecture.

I have my opinion.  America has gradually moved away from the promise of freedom to a country where government is our dictator.  More and more we are being told through regulations how we should act and think. It was Ronald Reagan who said; “Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not to run their lives.” Uncontrolled spending and a burgeoning national debt have caused the Golden Goose to begin consuming its own eggs.  And the list goes on.

The direction of our government has to change and I believe it did so in a dramatic, if not miraculous fashion on November 8, 2016.  Across the land from governorships, congressional seats all the way to the presidency, the voters asked to have freedom from the bondage of oppressive government removed from their lives.

The polls were wrong because so many voters were tired of the hate and vitriol poured out upon them when they expressed their views.  They therefore, remained silent.  Their views were expressed at the polls.

It is my opinion that the same spirit that guided Christopher Columbus to the land of promise fell upon voters who were tired of government control of their lives.  They voted their conscience and it made the difference.  By so doing all the freedoms we hold dear can be preserved.

I believe strongly in the power of prayer and my prayers to God, the giver of freedom, for the country prior to the November election went something like this:

“Please bless the voters of this great land to select the person who will best preserve the freedoms that we hold so dear.”

Did the same spirit that fell upon Columbus also fall upon the voters in 2016?

 

 

 

The New American Conscience?

Is it true?  Has the hot iron of political  expediency seared the American conscience this deeply?  Conservative America has nominated a buffoon as candidate for the highest office in the land and liberal America has nominated a pathological liar.  William Safire, in a New York Times Op-Ed column describes Hillary Clinton’s aversion to the truth:

“Americans of all political persuasions are coming to the sad realization that our First Lady…is a congenital liar.”  “Drip by drip…the case is being made that she is compelled to mislead, and to ensnare her subordinates and friends in a web of deceit.

“She is in the longtime habit of lying: and she has never been called to account for lying herself or in suborning lying in her aides and friends.”

One can only conclude that Hillary’s condition bears out the realization that she has no CONSCIENCE…that still small voice that lets us know the difference between right and wrong, “the inner sense of what is right or wrong.”

EB White, in the classic story Charlotte’s Web, elicits the term conscience in his description of one of the most vile creatures in his story when he says:  “The rat had no morals, no conscience, no scruples, no consideration, no decency…” and without a conscience Hillary is now, in my opinion, same as the rat.

The sad commentary then, is not so much that here is one more politician without a conscience, but that so many of the American electorate endorse her.  Where is America’s conscience?

Al Gore said of politicians:  “It is a politician’s natural instinct to avoid taking any stand that seems controversial unless and until the voters demand it or conscience absolutely requires it.”  (An Inconvenient Truth)

True words, even if coming from the man who hypocritically decried opposers to the global warming hysteria when he, himself lives and travels around the world leaving a carbon footprint bigger than his own ego.

Agreeing with Mr. Gore’s salient point regarding conscience, it then becomes clear, since Hillary Clinton is void of the same, her stand  on any issue is solely a function of how many votes her position on any issue will bring.

EB White, had he known Hillary Clinton, would have had to look no further to find the perfect model for his rat.

America…where is your conscience?

 

 

We Can Save America – The Power of Prayer

I know not by what methods rare                                                                                         But this I know God answers prayer.                                                                                    I know that he has given his word.                                                                                    That says that prayer is always heard                                                                              And will be answered soon or late.                                                                                    And so I’ll pray and calmly wait.                                                                                            I know not if the thing I sought.                                                                                           Will come in quite the way I thought.                                                                                   But give my prayers to him alone.                                                                                   Whose will is wiser than my own.                                                                                Assured that he will grant my quest.                                                                                 Or send some answer far more blessed.

This nation needs our prayers.  We have a political crisis unlike any this country has faced in its 240 years of existence.  The Republican party has nominated a childish buffoon as its presidential candidate.  The Democrats have nominated an amoral, pathological liar as its presidential candidate.  Only God can help us.  Each night when my wife and I kneel in prayer, in addition to praying for our children and others, as well as the poor and the needy our prayer goes something like this:  “and please bless this great country.  Wilt thou please intervene in our political system and rise up an honest leader who understands the role of government to preserve the freedoms we hold so dear; one who will protect and defend the constitution.  And Heavenly Father please touch the hearts of the voters throughout the land.  Bless them to choose wisely when voting.”

It was through prayer that Columbus was guided to America.  It was through prayer that miracles guided George Washington to victory in the American Revolution.  It will be through prayer that leaders will be chosen who will preserve our freedoms and protect us from the pernicious intrusion of government into our personal lives.

If we, the voters of this nation, will remember Him who has all power to guide and bless the lives of all mankind, will turn to him in humility and plead for his blessings on this great land, we can make a difference.

Betrayed Trust (edited)

“Love all, trust a few, and do wrong to none.”                                                                         William Shakespeare

I, and you, have been betrayed again.  Jonathan Gruber, an architect of the horrific Affordable Care Act, has called out the American electorate.  It is our stupidity, he says, that is to blame for passage of that bill.  What we suspected all along has been validated now that the truth is known.  The entire process was shrouded in deceit, dishonesty and extortion.

No Mr. Gruber, Mr. Obama, Ms. Pelosi, Mr. Reid, we are not stupid. We trusted you.  We trusted you to do what was best for America and you betrayed us.  We are not stupid.  While we are out supporting our families, you were cutting back room deals, shrouded in secrecy.  While we were on field trips building character in Americas youth, you were loading them up with unmanageable debt. We trusted you!  While we were teaching our youth the power of the human spirit you were robbing the national treasury, promising them free stuff. We trusted you!  While we were busy building America, you were making it weak by removing the power of self determination through economically destructive social policies. We trusted you!

Had we the time to read and study this massive health care law we would be running for office and doing what you have proven so inept at.  We are not politicians.  We are ordinary, hard working citizens who want to trust the men and women we elect to high office, men and women whom we expect to govern with integrity while we go about living our lives.  We have been betrayed.  We trusted you.

Every person has the right to hold to an ideology that drives his or her life but does an ideology that uses deception as a tool to gain its adherents have any power to benefit the human race?  Such an ideology will flounder and die as will the Affordable Health Act. Although Noble in principle it severely lacks the “character” to fulfill its mission.

Mr. Gruber, you, as a paid assassin,  are just as guilty as the politicians who paid you $400K to do the job because your intent was to deceive.  For you the end justified the means.

If Harry Reid had an ounce of integrity he would relinquish his membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  It is likely that 90% of the active, tithe paying members of the church are scratching their heads wondering how Harry Reid can remain in “good standing” in the church.  Negotiating the Cornhusker Kickback, holding up legislation for political purposes without regard for what is best for America and a myriad of other sleazy deals reveal Harry Reid to be a man without a soul.  It doesn’t compute.  We trusted you!

I FEEL BETRAYED!!

Only Love Will Drive Out The Hate

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”                       Martin Luther King

America seems be be feeding on a daily diet of troubling times.  Chaos on our southern border, increased poverty, expansion of terrorism through the rise of the Islamic extremist movement called Issis and now the shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson Missouri.  The undercurrent of black hate directed toward whites.  It appears that black citizens in this small Missouri town have bought into the doctrine of hate and unbridled bigotry peddled by Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, rather than adhere to the philosophy of the man who did more to give the downtrodden a dream.  That man:  Martin Luther King Jr.

It is unfortunate that racism still exists in America in spite of the progress made by Dr. King, Medgar Evers and other black reformers.  It must be stamped out.  What would Martin Luther King say this day if he were in Ferguson?  Would he not ask for reason and calm to prevail, for emotions to give way to patience?  Failure to allow the legal system in America to fulfill its purpose is to say that we as Americans do not believe in the God given freedoms that this country is to provide to all men and women.

I pray daily for peace in America.  I pray for an increased measure of love for all mankind.  I am saddened when I see the reaction without reason that Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson etc. have instilled in the hearts of the blacks of Ferguson.  So much of what Martin  Luther King fought and died for has been undone by A & J.

America’s Debt: The Monster That Feeds Itself.

“It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debt as it goes.  A principle which, if acted upon, would save one-half the wars of the world.”                                                                        -Thomas Jefferson

America’s national debt is approaching a whopping eighteen trillion dollars and it adds one million dollars every three seconds and that’s just the interest.    That’s the number 18 followed by nine zeros.  If allocated to every man woman and child in America that amounts to approximately $60,000.00 each! Sixty Thousand dollars and climbing!!!

When did it become a principle of democracy that a nation could remain strong by spending more than it earns?  How many of Washington’s politicians manage their personal finances the same way they manage the country’s finances?  I bet 0.  The idea that America has a debt ceiling is preposterous when a majority of congressmen/women who worry more about their political survival than balancing the books can vote to change the ceiling.  Up it goes.

A spiraling debt.  A spendthrift congress.  A dysfunctional White House (Including an incompetent President).  An Attorney General who has given new meaning to the word “redacted.”  One government agency after another that has betrayed the American people including the Department of Justice, the IRS, the Veterans Administration, the EPA and the list goes on.  All spell out a recipe for disaster.

We could all just complain and put our collective heads in the sand and wait for the hammer to fall or we could do something about it.  I choose to believe that the greatest democracy in the world is comprised of enough common sense thinking people that we can avoid self destruction.  In America we determine our destiny at the polls.  In two and a-half months we have a chance to rise up and declare that we will not stand by and watch America be transformed from a country of the free and the brave to a country of the poor and the weak.  November 4, 2014 needs to be the day that we stand up for the Constitution, get up, go to the polls and restore conservative control of the senate!

 

 

 

 

The Destructive Power of Idealogy

Idealog:  “One given to fanciful ideas or theories; One who is guided more by the image of perfection than by the real world.” Synonyms:  Crusader, Fanatic.

Idealogues who have power, as does the current administration in Washington, offer up a Clear and Present Danger to the very existence of the greatest government in the history of mankind – American democracy and the capitalist system.  Actions of the Obama administration continue to demonstrate its inability to balance reality with fantasy while setting America on the path to becoming a second rate country.  Not a country where everyone has to opportunity for self determination, but a country where the poorer become poorer and the freedom of opportunity comes in the form of a handout from the government.  Points.

1.  This Presidency has bent over backwards to pacify an idealogy that has vowed to destroy the American way of life.  His exchange of five high level world terrorists for an American whose allegiance itself is questionable while he did nothing to save the lives of Ambassador Chris Stevens and those brave men who died with him is not only appalling but gives a new meaning to the word hypocrisy. Was not Chris Stevens serving this great nation just as are the members of our military and did he not deserve the same level of protection?  With thousands of years of history to reference why do we not realize it is a fantasy to believe that the Taliban and fanatic Muslims are open to any form of compromise.  When is this administration going to learn?

2.  The Idealogue continues to strangle the American economy by promoting climate change as a force attributable only to the existence on humans on the planet.  Given, we should take individual responsibility to establish and maintain a clean environment and I have seen the air in Los Angeles change from choking to breathable in the seventies.  However, in reality, The world has, and continues to, go through cycles during which the climate changes.  Pollutants spewed into the atmosphere daily by worldwide volcanic eruptions and forest fires make the carbon footprint left by mankind puny in comparison.  No question we need to be vigilant but we also must be rational.  Idealogues are rarely rational and also consistently twist or hide the truth to achieve their ends.