The Vatican People’s Republic

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Having clergy of any level involved in politics is a good thing. From the leaders of whole denominations to the Believers sitting in the pews. And we should have more involvement than we do now. For the first time in US history the Pope, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church, spoke to a joint session of Congress. His speech was a failure.

The Pope praised several Americans for their contributions to history, two of them stood out above the others, Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton. These two Americans were both Catholics and they were both Marxists. No religious leader should be praising these people, Marxist ideology is atheist, and when it walks hand in hand with the Church you end up getting Raul Castro interested in joining the Church.

Pope Francis also talked about immigration. Stating that we Americans should not fear foreigners. I welcome legal immigration. America is the greatest nation on God’s Earth. I welcome tourists coming to see our sights and wonders. Both of these are foreigners and are not feared. It is those that come here illegally or with the purpose of causing harm that we must be wary of and need to stop. After all it has been said that immigration without assimilation is invasion. And that is a true statement.

He also talked about the homeless. Both the Church and the government have a role to play when it comes to the homeless. The Church should supply food, shelter, and clothing to the less fortunate. While the government should supply an economy that stimulates growth and advancement so the homeless can get a good job and be lifted out of the shelters and into a place of their own.

But Pope Francis talked about Jesus being homeless. I’m not sure if he reads the same Bible. But no where in mine does it state that Our Lord was ever homeless. He had a home in Nazareth. It is true that He was born in a manger. But He wasn’t born homeless. His family had traveled to Bethlehem for a census issued by Caesar Augustus. And upon arrival, there was no room at any Inns. The city was overcrowded, so they stayed in a manger that had room. Just as today when people camp out in a city park or in front of a theater days before a show. They are not homeless and neither was Jesus. The Pope should reread the Gospels.

Another topic the Pope touched on before Congress was the issue of Global Climate Change. The Pope, of all people, should know better. He knows of the frailty of man before the might of God Almighty. To chant such a belief that man is capable of causing such an alleged drastic changes in weather patterns is pure vanity. And vanity is nothing more than self pride and pride is one of the seven deadly sins and the opposite of the virtue of humility.

As a sinner myself, like all of mankind, I too find myself falling from time to time. But this level of pride is a huge flaw in the character of the current Bishop of Rome.

To state that he agrees with the group of scientists who support Global Climate Change because they have a consensus is like jumping off a cliff because everyone is doing it. This same group of scientists also claim there is no divine Creator. I’m sure the Pope doesn’t agree with that but there is a consensus and his own use of logic would say that he does agree because of it.

Lastly there is what the Pope didn’t talk about that is of grave concern for all of mankind. Jesus Christ came unto the world to save us from our sins. He didn’t come to condemn us, but to show us His Love.

We are all sinners. You. Me. Even his Holiness the Pope is a sinner. And we all fall short of the Glory of God. We all deserve hell for our transgressions against our Creator.

But Jesus came. He took our sins upon Himself and paid the price for us by dying on the cross. He rose from the dead and ascended into heaven. He charged us with the mission to preach the Gospel, the Good News, to all the Earth. To Jew and Gentile, to evangelize the world until His return.

That is the message that was completely absent from the People’s Pope. It is his primary role as the Bishop of Rome and head of the Roman Catholic Church. And he failed.

He did however succeed at being, as the media has dubbed him, the People’s Pope. The people love and adore him. They love his false humility of not wanting to wear the expensive red shoes traditionally worn by the Pope. Or staying in the traditional Papal apartments at the Vatican. Or how when he was the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, he took the bus places instead of riding in a private car and how he returned the rubber bands that bound his newspaper every morning. The humble, so it would seem, man of the people. Who doesn’t preach the Gospel but preaches instead on Global Climate Change and other issues of the day. And so he is loved by Catholics, non-Catholics, and even non-believers alike.

Obama’s Citizenship and Muslim Roots

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President Obama is not a follower of Muhamad. He does not practice Islam. And he is not a Muslim. He is however also not a Christian. His form of “Christianity” is that of a “Sunday Christian”. A person who goes to church on Sunday’s and thinks that they are Christians without following the teachings of Jesus Christ.

President Obama is pro-Muslim however in his outlook. The facts speak for themselves on this issue. President Obama refuses to refer to the terrorist as Islamic Terrorists which is exactly what who and what they are. President Obama under his childhood name of Barry Soetoro attended an Islamic school in Indonesia during his impressionable years. His religion was listed as Muslim on his school papers. This would prevent him from being in a minority but it also leds him to being influenced by Islam.

As to President Obama’s US Citizenship and place of birth. It is time to put to bed the “birthers”. President Obama was born in the United States in the State of Hawaii. But there is a question of who really is his father. And why is he Barack Obama II and not Barack Obama Jr.

The African people are very traditional. The designation of Jr is used to distinguish the father from the son when they have the same name. The designation of the II is used if someone has the same name as a previous distant relative or perhaps even named after someone who is not a relative. So this is a clear indication that Barack Obama of Kenya is not his birth father.

There are other issues to consider as well. Comparing various photos of Obama when he was a young man with ones when he was running for office show a distinct change in the shape of his nose. Did he have a nose job? Was it looking too much like that of his birth father?

These are all just theories but they have yet to be disproven. Some cannot be disproven such as the invluence of Islam on this President given the cultural impact during his formative years. But he is, unfortunately, an American.

It’s not about same-sex marriage

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The real story of Kim Davis is not about same-sex marriage. It is about the power that the Courts have usurped from the legislative branch, the executive branch and the from the people. This usurption has been slowly done over the past 100+ years. Case after case that comes before the Courts where the Court deems that they have the power and the authority to do what the US Constitution and the constitutions of the several states do not give it.

The Supreme Court of the United States of America has issued an Opinion that somehow has become a statute in this country. This Opinion of the Court not only struck down the Defence of Marriage Act (a Statute enacted by Congress and signed by the President), but somehow added a new statute that replaced DOMA. A “Marriage Equality Act” that is not an act of Congress but of one by the Courts.

Not only does the Court NOT have the right to create legislation. They also do not have the right to strike down legislation. The so-called power of “Judicial Review” was a power that the Court gave to itself in the opening decade of the 1800’s.

Add to this injustice, Kim Davis was found to be in “Contempt of Court” and criminally jailed for the offence. Her trial was by the Judge that found her in Contempt. He was also the jury. Denying Mrs Davis of her 7th Amendment Rights to have a trial by Jury. This is another court given power that the court has given itself.

From the County Courts, to the State Courts, to the Supreme Court of the land. The Black Robed Tyrants have given themselves powers and authority not granted to them by Law or statute. The Court was wrong to create legislation. The Court was wrong to jail Kim Davis without a trial by jury.

The Court is out of control and this is deeply disturbing and troubling. Correcting and reigning in the Court should be one of the first priorities of anyone running for office at any level. Otherwise, the Courts will continue there power grab and we will have a system of government ruled by the Courts instead of by the people.

The Opposition to Trump

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Many of the negative voices against Donald Trump for President come from the Liberals who don’t want to see an end to their pet programs. Open boarders, free flowing immigration, high taxes, gun control and the list goes on and on. So they call him a bigot, a racist, and host of other names. Although he is not “allowed” to call anyone names.

The rest of the negative voices come from within the GOP. These come from the Establishment side, which can’t stand to see a non-Establishment candidate running for the nomination and gaining strong support despite all their attempts to discredit the running. This is just petty. The Establishment will take the ideas from the Liberals and others to use in the attempt to stop Trump’s campaign.

The last of the negative voices come from the Christian Right of the GOP Conservative base. Their voice claims that Trump is not a true Conservative due to his past actions. Giving money to Democrats and Liberal causes. Yet Trump has given to GOP and Conservative causes.

This group is against Trump because he is also not currently a Believer himself. This somehow makes him inelligable to run for and hold office. This is a huge mistake for those that buy into this idea. Trump needs our prayers so his eyes can be opened and he becomes a Believer. But this doesn’t make him inelligable to hold the office of President.

There are Christian Conservatives in the GOP who have welcomed Trump and do support him. These supporters all have talked with Donald and know his heart is on the right track. Yes the man has faults. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.

Don’t discount and ingore Donald Trumps presidential campaign. He is here to stay. Hearts and Minds can change. Many of the others running have had changes of position but they are not being attacked as fakers like Trump is being attacked for doing the same thing.

I have a good friend who, when I first met him, he was pretty much a Liberal agnostic. Today. he is a Conservative and an Elder in his Church. Even my own opinions on issues have changed and evolved over the years. Have yours?

Unfair to The Donald

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Donald Trump is correct. He isn’t being treated fairly by the media, the RNC and other Republican organizations, or even conservatives. The reason why is quite simple. You can’t buy Donald Trump’s silence on any matter.

The left and right leaning media hate him and will attempt to discredit him at any opportunity. They will bring up his past beliefs, statements and actions. And so do the Republicans and conservatives. Never do they say that Donald Trump has seen the errors of his past and has changed his beliefs on any subject. Yet they will say this for other candidates that are running.

If other candidates are capable of changing their opinions from past beliefs why can’t Donald Trump be the same way?

Because it all boils down to money. Donald Trump is funding his own campaign with his own money. No other candidate can do that. They all must take money from special interest groups to fund their campaigns who limit what they can and cannot say. Even if they want to say something like Donald Trump is saying.

What Donald Trump is saying on the campaign trail resonates in the unheard majority of Americans who are sick and tired of politics as usual. He is a breath of fresh air in the world of politics and should not be excluded from any event and should be treated with the same respect of any other candidate for the highest office in the world.

Iranian Nuclear Deal

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The Deal with Iran created by President Obama is only best for Iran. This deal is not good for the United States or any of its allies in the Middle East or anywhere else in the world for that matter. It opens the door for Iran to get everything that they want and when they want it. It will allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons which in turn will be used against us and Israel.

Given Iran’s history of deciet it is inconceivable that they will actually keep their side of any deal offered. They may agree to it, but they are not required to abide by it. Because they will use Islamic law which allows them to break deals with non-musliums.

This deal must be defeated. And if it is defeated by Congress, who is supposed to make our laws and treaties with other nations, President Obama has stated he will veto the measure anyway. If that happens then Congress must immediently reject it a 2nd time so that the President gets the message loud and clear.

My personal thoughts on this matter and given the history of our Congress which has no backbone. The following will happen. Congress with reject the Iranian Nuclear Deal and President Obama will veto the rejection. And then Congress will shrug it’s shoulders stating nothing can be done and we have to abide by it now.

The Next President

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As we move closer to the 2016 US Presidential elections. I look at the candidates running on both major parties and decide to toss them into 3 groups. So here they are:

The Candidates I Currently Like
Bobby Jindal (R)
Carly Fiorina (R)
Mike Huckabee (R)
Donald Trump (R)
Ben Carson (R)

The Candidates I Will Not Vote For
Jeb Bush (R) – Establishment Candidate
Chris Christie (R)
George Pataki (R)
Rand Paul (R)
Lincoln Chafee (D)
Hillary Clinton (D)
Martin O’Malley (D)
Bernie Sanders (D)
Jim Webb (D)

The Other Candidates
Ted Cruz (R)
Jim Gilmore (R)
Lindsey Graham (R) – Establishment Candidate
John Kasich (R)
Rick Perry (R)
Marco Rubio (R) – Establishment Candidate
Rick Santorum (R)
Scott Walker (R)

The Charleston Shooting

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In the wake of the tragedy that has fallen on Charleston South Carolina and the nation as a whole where a disturbed young man shot and killed 9 parishioners at a Bible meeting this week. The young man’s motive has been said to be that he wanted to start a race war. This is deeply troubling and a sad turn of events for our Nation.

The liberals of course see this as an opportunity to ride the emotions and force changes to this great nation to weaken it even further and make it more like other “advanced countries” of the world. The United States was formed to be One Out of Many. Not one like everyone else. This is not a gun control issue other than some of the parishioners should have been armed themselves as the shooter reloaded 5 times during his attack. Had one or more of the parishioners been armed, we would have had a lot fewer deaths in this tragedy.

Also there is the call for South Carolina to remove the Confederate flag that flies at the capital. The Confederate flag was not created as a symbol of hate, despite being used by the Democrats that wanted slavery in the South. The Confederate flag symbolizes States Rights. Any other use or meaning is a corruption of the original intent of the symbol. For South Carolina it is their heritage. The national president of the NAACP has called for its removal since it has been used as a symbol of hate. And that’s the justification. That could be used to remove the US flag from poles as well as some see it as a symbol of hate. I’m sure the liberals would enjoy removing the US flag.

No this tragic event in Charleston is not about needing strict gun control or about removing the Confederate flag. It’s about an act of murder by a lone individual. And as the families of the victims of this tragedy have expressed, there is a need of forgiveness to Dylann Roof. They are expressing true Christian love to the man who committed a horrible crime. But one he still should be punished for by man’s justice.

Expiring the Patriot Act

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I had written a previous blog post on the Patriot Act when it was first enacted. But that posting has long since vanished into the some lost confines of the internet. In my original posting I had indicated that such a sweeping statute opened the door to abuse. Under President George W Bush who brought us this legislation, it was used but not abused.

Since the inseption of the Obama Regime the Patriot Act has been abused. Pandora’s box has been opened and the NSA has spied not only on our allies but on American Citizens as well. It has let to the abuses of the IRS against political enemies of the Obama machine. All of this lead to the rise of the Amerian Hero and true Patriot Edward Snowden and several documentaries and new articles of the abuses of the current Administration.

The Patriot Act is set to expire on Sunday the 31st of May. I say let this horrid, abusive, and firmly unAmerican legislation die without any renewal. Call your Congressman and Senator and demand that this legislation pass into history. It should not be extended in any way, shape, or form.

This needs to be done to protect the American People from it’s number one enemy. Who is not ISIS or any other Islamic group. No the number one enemy of the American People, is the American Government which has moved so far away from its Founding that our Founding Fathers would not recognize it.

End the Patriot Act

Indiana and Religious Freedom

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All over the news are the reports of the militant LGBT community boycotting the state of Indiana for the recent Religious Freedom statute passed by the state legislature and signed by the governor. What we don’t really hear about is the 18 other states that have similar statutes already on the books. We also don’t hear that it is a fundamental business owners right to refuse service to anyone they don’t want to do business with on any grounds.

In addition to Indiana, the states of Idaho, Arizona, New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Illinois, Louisiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Florida, and Virginia all have similar statues. Are any of these states being boycotted by the militant LGBT community?

What about the 13 additional states that are proposing similar legislation, are they being boycotted as well?

The answer to both of those questions is already known. The answer of course is no they are not boycotting any of these other states. The fact remains that the militant LGBT community carefully chooses its targets. And Indiana, being a midwest state, like my native Iowa, has the crosshairs on it. This will enter the courts to be decided who may or may not strike the statute down. But that is the risk the militant LGBT community is going to take.

Once it is struck down in Indiana, they will use this as leverage to have it struck down in all other states at the US Supreme Court level. And also take on the Federal Statute that also exists with similar wording. Again no boycotting of the United States going on here.