Sunday, July 10, 2022
Friday, February 4, 2022
Humility – the willingness to bow. Faith – the willingness to bow before God. Love – a sense of responsibility for the well-being of others. Duty – the willingness to engage responsibility. Honor – the willingness to be accountable to the higher conscience. Honesty – the determined embrace of objective truth. Morality – a willingness to live nobly. Temperance – the willingness to confront the worth of your own desires.
The phrases written above are not precise dictionary definitions of the virtues mentioned there. They are more a practical description of the real character impacts which those virtues produce in us – and ultimately, in our world.
But lately, it seems we’ve started to believe that we can just dismiss the Godly requirement of a virtuous heart which actually produces virtuous living. It seems we’ve started to think of such character issues as just too much trouble and not really that necessary to these “digital” times. So seemingly, we feel we can do fine without that inconvenience.
At this point, Dr. Phil would probably ask, “Well – how’s that working for you?” And, in the sane reality which always has the last word over the rose colored one, the answer would have to be, “It’s really not.”
Merely for the lack of virtuous hearts, our national government has mutated from protective to threatening. Our Justice Department and its FBI minions have entirely lost their ethical way. Our national identity is being drained away through our southern border. And, the “home of the brave” has become filled with Covid obsessed Chicken Littles.
Due only to the absence of virtue in the heart of those who have the power to make a difference, the value of our dollar is plummeting. The price of our goods and services is skyrocketing. Our educators no longer do. Our medical system has sold its soul to the bottom line. And, our work force is out on a long, lazy, government subsidized break.
It is true. A devotion to virtue does have a cost, but not nearly the cost of the upheaval which results from its absence. And virtue’s paybacks are proven and priceless.
Sunday, March 21, 2021
|But, these are no tempests in a teapot
Where America Is Going
A 1985 Look Back
Roberson / Reagan
The 700 Club
Monday, March 15, 2021
What does it look like when God comes to the end of His patience with a wayward nation and finally steps back? There is actually a good picture of such in the Bible. It occurred on the occasion of God’s commission to Isaiah and His explanation of what the prophet was about to encounter.
"Then I said, ‘Here am I! Send me.’
"And He said, 'Go, and tell this people, hear indeed, but understand not; and see indeed, but
perceive not. Make the heart of this
people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with
their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and
convert, and be healed.’”
It’s important to understand that
what God was expressing to the prophet here was not a divine decree of outcome,
but a disgusted prediction of it – based in Israel’s previous stubbornness. The essential idea was this. Tell this people for Me - One
final time, I’m sending you the truth, so one more time, you can close your eyes and shut your ears and insulate your heart against it, instead of embracing it in order to be healed.
Thus, if the reader simply adds the inflection of disgust and sarcasm to
God’s voice as he or she reads this passage, it actually adds greater accuracy
and understanding to the reading.
Isaiah’s question to God. It’s this
question which actually leads to a verbal portrait of that point where God
finally runs out of patience with human arrogance. The prophet continues, “Then I said, ‘Lord, how long?’
“And He answered: ‘Until the
cities are laid waste and without inhabitant, the houses are without a man, the
land is utterly desolate, the Lord has removed men far away, and the forsaken
places are many in the midst of
the land.’” (Ref. Isaiah 6:8-12)
describes here is a land which is facing a thorough decimation as a result of their great and growing apathy toward God. And eventually, the trauma described
here did come to pass in Israel. It became a fractured land of despair, and widespread
decay. Indeed, it is both sobering and
frightening to see how deeply a nation can be impacted by the loss of God’s
divine defense and blessing. Such an
absence brings darkness to the very soul of a nation – in short order.
And, on November
3, 2020, America became set to experience this same kind of impact. That was the day when God finally stepped back
from America. That was the day when God
stopped restraining the Darkness. That
was the day when God finally allowed America to begin experiencing the
consequences of its widespread, many decades-long, and still growing indifference,
and even disdain, toward God.
day, Election Day 2020, that critical election was, in fact, stolen by
seditious political criminals, in service to the Democrat Party – the most
prominent human face of satanic darkness in America. And, it is very telling as to how widespread
this infamous conspiracy had to be in order to succeed. But, more impressive yet is how completely absent
God was from America’s defense against this widespread assault on American sovereignty.
contested state, election officials chose to turn an obviously predetermined blind
eye to voting fraud and illegalities – even in the face of compelling
evidence. And, the Supreme Court, in
turn, also chose to embrace, what similarly appeared to be, a pre-planned blindness
regarding the legal and political misconducts in this election. And, in doing so, the high court surrendered
the very essence of America’s democracy, the integrity of its elections, into
the hands of these Satan-owned political schemers.
the propaganda media, the pat reporting was obviously a long planned and well
synchronized part of that scheme – the part designed to cultivate a national normalcy bias. The pitch was essentially this. “What fraud?
Let’s just move on as we’ve always done after an election.” But, the true reality was that a horrible new “normal”
was made entirely imminent for America through the success of that 2020
stolen this election with impunity, these dark-hearted political usurpers will
simply repeat their seditious formula for doing so in future elections. And
now, they can much more easily implement that formula from their seats of power
in the government, thus assuring their hold on those seats in perpetuity. So, our future elections will become nothing
more than a sham to provide merely the appearance of legitimacy to what is
actually an unseen dictatorial oligarchy operating from behind the scenes.
in the days following the election, it began to be obvious that the “normalcy carrot”
which the media held out to the pubic did start to gain significant attraction
across the country. So, fairness, and
justice, and conscience, and principle, and even the rule of law was simply
brushed aside in service to less troublesome and more up-close life pursuits
for a great many citizens. Thus, this widespread
moral and ethical carelessness simply became the freshest example of why God chose
to step back from the nation in the first place.
So now, America
is left staring at the end of its identity as democratic republic. And yet, at this writing, four months after
the elections, most Americans are still unaware that their republic, and the
liberties and blessings they derive from it, have been mortally wounded – and
the death of it all has now been made completely imminent.
early juncture, the vast majority still choose to believe the lie that, indeed,
all things will go on as before. But, by the upcoming mid-term elections, most
in the country will certainly know better.
By then, most all will have recognized the ever more threatening nature
of the government. By then, most will know that America is no longer being
truly governed by the principles of a constitution and the traditional fairness
of American jurisprudence.
And, as the
evidence begins to pile up, the country will start to feel the despair of being
governed by the whims of those unseen and unprincipled powerbrokers who are
using mere figurehead political puppets to reshape American society. In coming months, Americans will, indeed,
begin to realize that their government has assumed this entirely new and very sinister
And, you do
not have to be a prophet to know what the attendant downward spiral will look
like in the real terms of everyday life.
The real powers-that-be, operating from behind the Biden and, not too
eventually, the Harris throne, are truly Satan’s children. As such, they have no ethical restraints. They are as cruel and heartless as is Satan,
himself. They hate true good as much as they hate those who stand for and do it. So, they will ravage the remaining good in
this nation without compunction.
these satanic operatives do, in fact, now control the seats of power in this
nation. And, they are set to do their
worst. Already they are implementing
policies and getting prepared to weaponize existing and new laws to force their
will upon the population. And certainly,
the previous Covid mandates have already given the nation a taste of the
bitterness of this kind of forced, like-it-or-not compliance. But now, this type
of oppression is coming to America with an unlimited scope, eventually toppling
even the most sacred strongholds of traditional civil protections.
And, rest assured, these children of the Darkness will essentially abolish our southern border and flood this nation with a poor, backward, criminal, and non-invested population to weaken its social and political fabric. And this will also help assure their perpetual grip on power as they grant blanket citizenship to tens of millions of illegals.
These dark minded world changers will also finish corrupting our criminal and civil courts, including the high court, as they have already been attempting to do for many decades. And, House Bill 1, already passed in the House, if passed in the Senate, will legalize election cheating methods of the type done in the 2020 election.
And they will destroy the ethical trustworthiness
of the nation’s police forces by eventually filling their ranks with their own
mercenary thugs. The opportunity for this police overhaul, will be afforded by the quickly and constantly escalating attrition of good but highly frustrated police officers.
poison the nation economically with reckless, purely ideologically based policies. The dollar will begin a continuous slip in value and inflation will continue to rise with the printing of more and more of these less valuable dollars. And, they will certainly enact
stratospheric taxes on nearly all Americans to siphon off the nation’s private wealth
for government use.
They will vastly over-empower non-elected bureaucrats as decision makers over our daily lives – including our property, health, financial, and social services issues. They will weaken the military through economic starvation. They will continue to encourage class and race divisions so citizens remain disunited. And, they will come for the guns to prevent any serious resistance or insurrection.
eventually, as companies and corporations begin to fail under the weight of
ominous government regulations, and jobs dry up, and America’s wealth is very
intentionally drained away, the country will fall into widespread decay and disrepair. America’s many fine neighborhoods and homes will
become run down; and, many homes will be entirely lost to their owners due to
the severe economic decline of the nation.
commercial buildings will begin to show the ravages of our poverty in their
cracked glass, broken doors, and elevators with permanent out-of-order
signs. Our roads and highways will
become chronically shabby with potholes, and long broken traffic lights, and other
unattended issues of decay.
will die and be imprisoned at the hands of these merciless overlords. They will do these supremely horrid things because
they must do them in order to impose their draconian political and social will
upon this nation. They will need these
measures to silence their opposition and to relieve themselves of the burden of
those whom they view as some sort of liability – often swallowing up even their
own in the harshness of these actions.
all of this, and much more like it, has come to pass in the lives of rank and
file Americans, surely they will wonder how it could possibly have done so. And, many will then, almost certainly, begin
to recap the political twists and turns of the nation’s recent past in search of
answers. And, doubtless, they will also point
fingers of blame even as they curse the Darkness – but, only in low tones for
fear of reprisal.
I wonder if this nation will ever understand that these troubles were actually,
most essentially, just the outflow of their arrogant dismissal of the God who
gave birth to the nation in the first place.
And, I wonder, when Americans finally come to this time of soul
searching, if they will see the need to admit their mistake and repent of their
conceit before Him?
But, be all
of that as it may, in that too-late hour
of their musings, without a doubt Americans will have come to know one thing
with absolute certainty. For, they will know
this thing from their own deeply heartbreaking experience. They will know precisely
what it looks and feels like when God does, finally and decisively, step back from
an incorrigibly arrogant nation who has so long and so willfully gone away from
“Until the cities are laid waste and without
inhabitant, the houses are without a man, the land is utterly desolate, the
Lord has removed men far away, and the forsaken places are many in the midst of the land.”
any democracy, no matter how vibrant, survive the systemic corruption of its
any democracy survive the unfettered power of its government to weaponize its
laws and its law enforcement facility against its citizens?
any democracy survive a corrupt and irredeemably evil political party which
becomes totally and perpetually empowered?
fact, these are the essential conditions which have now been set up in America by
the 2020 election – the point where God finally stepped back in resignation.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
In my 72 years, the only America I’ve ever known has been an imperfect America. But, it has also been the least imperfect nation on earth across all of those years. So, the America which I have seen, and which is portrayed in our history books, is not a perfect nation, but a maturing nation. Indeed, America has clearly demonstrated her willingness to grow beyond previous mistakes to a better national condition. For that reason, I still find it very easy to deeply love, respect, and admire this somewhat “warted” ideal that is America.
Unlike some in our more naïve generations, I do not require a new American penance which insists on reaching far back into our history to cleanse our national soul. Rather, I more reasonably require that the nation merely presently exhibit an orderly and systemic responsiveness to its own higher good. And since, except in the unhinged minds of our more radical citizens, that is, indeed, the case, I remain devoted to this nation and her traditional pursuits: Personal Freedom, Personal Prosperity, and Personal Goodness.
Before these times, those simple pursuits were considered noble. It was largely unheard of that Americans would willingly embrace an idea where government was to become our daily and detailed overlord. Rather, the typical American intent was to remain as free of government interference as possible in our personal pursuit of happiness.
Nor have Americans previously been intimidated, shrinking from the competitive nature of Capitalism. Rather, they typically chased its broadly available treasures. And, history proves that vastly more often than not, they won them.
And traditionally, Americans have always, ultimately, embraced the right thing – moved by the reality that it actually was that. It is only very recently that we have fallen so far as to allow the pretentious and angry cursing’s of violent street mobs to stand as a thoughtful conscience.
Freedom, Prosperity, Goodness – a nation doesn’t bring such noble aspirations to its citizens. Its citizens bring them to the nation. But, in these troubled times, too many American citizens no longer traffic in such treasure. May God help us.
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Recently the Supreme Court ruled that the President had no standing regarding fraud in the 2020 election. How completely lame. It is impossible for me to imagine a circumstance where the President of the United States would not “have standing,” on any issue which he chooses to raise - based in the sheer gravity of his office.
So now, sadly, my cynical side now suggests that there are more sinister forces than mere legalities at work within the present high court. And, in that case, I think the court should be reminded of what has ever been a defining American ideal. It’s “courage.”
Nevertheless, at this critical moment in history, the court has chosen to make America’s Lady Justice “blind,” in a new and very ignoble way. To my eye, her blindfold no longer signifies Fairness – but Cowardice.
Our soldiers, our first responders, and the vast majority of our ordinary citizens all regularly face down life’s most fearful intimidations. They choose courage to be the ideal which first defines them. They do not typically even attempt to conveniently invoke some such cowardly approach which suddenly makes them mere spectators to life. Rather, they insist on being people who very purposefully attempt to shape life for the better – every day – come what may. I am, today, so profoundly sorry that this present court is apparently not cut from that same cloth.
In fact, all but the most naïve among us, now know that The American Republic was mortally wounded on November 3rd by seditious political criminals who very methodically corrupted our election process. And, they have now done so with impunity, thus insuring they will repeat their formula in all future elections.
As a result, the failure of our republic is now completely imminent – though it would seem that most, even now, have not comprehended that reality. But, the nullification of its election process is the sure death knell of even the most vibrant democracy. Elections then become merely a way to legitimize unending dictatorial power. And, this is what has been essentially achieved, in this 2020 election by these seditious criminals.
Sunday, July 12, 2020
And, it is lunacy to believe that they will do otherwise. America’s patriots never have, and never will, go quietly into the night in the face of an existential threat to their beloved nation.