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?

 

 

 

Brexit – An Arrow Through the Heart of The New World Order

June 24, 2016 In a stunning vote that sent a shock wave through the world, the middle class in the UK stiffened their backs against the notion of an international central government. Tired of sending euros to bail out failed socialist governments in the EU, United Kingdom producers said no more.  The 52%-48% vote in favor of England’s exit from the European Union, sent a clear message from the working class that they will not be denied the right of self determination by socialist elitists who see themselves as modern day Robin Hoods.  And this is just the beginning.  Watch for France, Italy, Germany and others to follow suit.

A former advisor to Margaret Thatcher, when interviewed on the Lou Hobbs show, stated that Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher were cheering in their graves over this vote.  At the same time, grand narcissist Barack Obama and panderer Hillary Clinton were no doubt crying in their beer.  It was Winston Churchill who said “Socialism in the best form of government except for every other form that has ever been tried,” and it was Barak Obama who, believed his very appearance in the UK would shock and awe the electorate into preserving the EU.

The idea of a “One World Order, of which the EU is a mini-mock-up, is as inane as it is delusory.  It is a socialist concept that it is the governments responsibility to redistribute the wealth of the worlds producers to the lower class.  On a grand scale, redistribution would be expanded from counties, states, and countries to nations.  The American working middle class, for example, would continue to be taxed and their tax money sent to Poland, Greece or any other country to support populations who retire at age 52 and this largely because of inept socialist policies.  Workers in free countries will simply not continue to do this.

Brexit was a vote for free enterprise.  It was a vote for the freedom to determine one’s own future.  It is a vote for restricting government intrusion into our personal lives.  What it was not was a move to deny the underprivileged the necessities of life but a move to improve their chances of having more that any government could give them.

Brexit was a vote for freedom!

 

 

 

A Statesman! A Statesman! My Kingdom for a Statesman!

Two of my favorite world leaders, Winston Churchill and Ronald Reagan were true statesmen.  They were honest and both perceived the greatness of the human spirit and decried any form of governmental control that subdued that spirit.  Both clearly decried the dangers of a socialist type government.  Churchill famously stated “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy.  It’s inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”

Reagan understood clearly governments innate ability to screw up almost everything it tried to manage when he said:  “Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases.  “If it moves tax it.  If it keeps moving regulate it.  If it stops moving subsidize it.”

Americans will soon be faced with the choice of electing a president who will either stop the advance of socialism or a president who will continue to feed the monster of government by spending as if there were no tomorrow.  Liberal policies that breed dependance on the government have done nothing historically speaking but create  citizens bereft of the pioneer spirit that made America the greatest country in the world.  America is the standard of freedom and ingenuity in the world for two reasons.  The light of democracy represented by the flame held high by the statue of liberty, and the grinding wheels of capitalism driven by the indomitable American spirit and its desire for personal achievement.  Increased intrusion of government into the lives of the citizenry do nothing but dim the flame of democracy and clog the wheels of capitalism.

Give me a statesman (woman) who will stop the transformation of America into a bastion of dependency and return it to the cradle of hope for the “teeming masses yearning to be free.”

One thing I know.  Such a statesman will never be found in the ranks of liberalism.

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!