Musing Leading to ‘We Will Pay the Price’


Musing by John R. Houk, Blog Editor

Original post by Justin O. Smith

© March 31, 2020

 

“… it perfectly exhibits the first inclination of bureaucrats in any crisis situation leans towards tyranny rather than more liberty.” (Justin O. Smith – this post)

 

The thoughts in this post disturbed me. BUT not because I disagree, rather I believe Justin is mostly correct. A new America is arising. Actually a new America has been arising for quite some time. In my humble opinion challenges to the Constitution largely began with Abraham Lincoln. Don’t get me wrong, Lincoln’s challenges to the U.S. Constitution kept America united and more than anything propelled the USA to future powerhouse greatness.

 

AND YET Lincoln chipped away at Constitution by transferring ultimate authority from the hands of the individual States into the hands of an all-powerful national government.

 

After the national government became supreme, the concept of Constitutional Checks and Balances became diluted to depending on ONLY the Federal Three Branches (Executive, Legislative and Judiciary) checking and balancing each other. This is when elements of a Federal democracy began to emerge over the power of WE THE PEOPLE in each State envisioned in a Republic.

 

So Lincoln preserved the Union – good. Ended the disgrace of slavery – good. BUT set the stage for future factionalism to battle for national supremacy – bad.

 

Today’s Left-Right national division of America’s future is unlikely to be settled in a peaceful manner. On a personal level I cannot see America’s Left or Right ultimately looking to our Founding Documents to achieve a national winner of vision.

 

The Coronavirus pandemic will tighten the screws of national government authority over the lives of individuals. I for one don’t want to live in a Marxist oriented nation forced to conform to a culture dictated by the State. Even at age 63 I am willing to exchange bullets to stop that. BUT that willingness also means putting American culture into the hands of the American Right who by necessity will also suspend the Founders’ Constitution to fight a Marxist future.

 

It’s time for a new Constitution. I pray the formers of that new Constitution are NOT Marxists desiring to keep fundamentally transforming America away from the Christian fundamentals original American colonialists sought to preserve.

 

What is America’s future? Will it be Left? Right? In between? Autocratic either way? The blood of displeased Americans on all levels of the political spectrum is the probable future? I suspect the Coronavirus Pandemic is another nail in the coffin of America’s past. God help the future of Americans

 

Below is submission of Justin Smith that inspired my musings. Below Justin’s most recent submission is another that I missed from 3/27.

 

JRH 3/31/20

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We Will Pay the Price

Here a Trillion, There a Trillion

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent 3/29/2020 7:41 PM

 

If the dream is won though everything is lost, we will pay the price, but we will not count the cost.”  ~ Rush

 

Madmen in America are in charge and they are driving the nation in a direction that forces Americans to pay the cost of whatever the federal government wishes to incur, as they seem to be attempting to further render the people more dependent on the government for financial handouts, medical services and general sustenance and protection, while Americans are embracing their own chains of servitude. Not only are the state and federal governments tearing asunder the fabric of the Constitution and the country, they are wreaking havoc with shutdown mandates that have further exacerbated the economy and attacked individual liberty, in one more vast overreach and expansion of government power.

 

As Judge Andrew Napolitano noted on March 19th: “Throughout history, free people have been willing to accept the devil’s bargain of trading liberty for safety when they are fearful. We supinely accept the shallow and hollow offers of government that somehow less liberty equals more safety.”

 

On February 29th, I observed that the death rate from COVID-19 appeared to be tracking around two percent, but now, it is apparent it is much less at approximately a little over five one-hundredths of one percent, .05 percent, when the numbers of confirmed cases are placed against those deaths occurring from the virus.

 

This should illuminate for everyone that there is more behind this than meets the eyes, since our government has never before been too concerned with the human cost, when in pursuit of their agendas and goals. The Civil War killed nearly two percent of the population, and any consideration of human lives to be lost didn’t make our leaders shut down everything in any other similar situation, e.g. the Spanish or Swine Flu, or prevent them from waging the Spanish-American War, World Wars I & II, Korea, Vietnam and all the adventures to follow in the Middle East, no matter if the war was necessary or one that could be avoided. Historically, no one in government, any government, has ever really cared about American lives and sacrifices, if it came at a cost to their power.

 

Does anyone out there really believe that the Trump administration, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration in New York and 49 other administrations are eliminating what’s left of our liberty and destroying our economy to protect us from a virus that represents a minimal risk of .05 percent of the American population possibly being killed?

 

Curiously and quite troubling, all America should be concerned that our Department of Justice has been seeking Congressional authority to suspend habeas corpus and court proceedings, in the wake of the so-called “crisis”, since the middle of March; this also includes “any statutes or rules of procedure otherwise affecting pre-arrest, post-arrest, pre-trial, trial, and post-trial procedures in criminal and juvenile proceedings and all civil process and proceedings”. And while it may be unlikely that Congress will grant their wish, it perfectly exhibits the first inclination of bureaucrats in any crisis situation leans towards tyranny rather than more liberty.

 

After this is over, will the political response to this minor virus and manufactured COVID crisis be that shutting down the country and the deaths resulting from government actions and mandates and the economic destruction, worse than the virus itself, were all somehow worth it?

 

Taken in totality, approximately one in five Americans are currently being treated for cancer, lung or heart disease, and diabetes. If a mere one in one-thousand of these people dies due to being unable to acquire their medications, or because hospitals haven’t any more room, that equates to seventy-five thousand deaths alone, not to mention those living paycheck to paycheck who may be going hungry, as they wait for the paltry $1200 dollar government “stimulus” checks that are supposed to come their way, maybe by May.

 

Americans everywhere are under stress and wondering how they will feed their families, pay rent, water and electric bills and other necessities. Some of us may be able to individually step in and assist other family members, but when I hear leaders saying “We have to help everyone”, who is the collective “We” they are speaking of? “We” are all in trouble now, due to this shutdown. How long can we feed everybody when nothing is being produced at the moment? Nobody is producing much of anything at the moment, with most of the nation socially distance into unemployment, and shuttered resources aren’t just turned back on overnight.

 

Sadly, these events have unfolded before all America, as the hypnotized Sheeple cower in their homes, peeking from the shadows and staring at their neighbors with suspicion and disdain for not wearing their “protective” masks and standing six feet apart. One would think they were witnessing another episode of The Walking Dead.

 

And now after $5 trillion simply vanished into thin air in February, along with trillions more on March 16th, President Trump and Congress are utilizing a $2.2 trillion stimulus to supposedly keep the economy afloat, most of which is going to corporations, the largest aid package in U.S. history. The checks going to individuals only account for approximately $4 billion, so once again, companies that have engaged in bad business are being rewarded, just as they were in 2008, and this sort of continued policy smacks of fascism to the Nth degree, as we see a deepening of the convergence between communism and capitalism in America, i.e. a plutocratic led crony-capitalist policy, under a President who just months ago swore, “America will never be a socialist nation”. Coulda’ fooled me.

 

One can almost hear them singing, “Here a trillion, there a trillion, everywhere a trillion … Old McDonald had a farm, e-i-e-i-o.” It’s almost as though all they need do is bend over and pull it from their arse.

 

Look America! Look at the multi-trillion dollars already spent to “save the economy” and trillions more used to transfer wealth from the lower and middle classes to those who already control the nation’s assets. Watch Wall Street, Big Banks, Big Businesses all reap the benefits of this massive money transfer, and then watch all the politicians who will benefit from the payoffs coming their way, since this couldn’t happen without them.

 

In the meantime, small businesses are being given “secured” loans (with what?), that drives them deeper in debt, unless they can turn them into grants by meeting certain criteria. What a deal … Not! This can only further facilitate consolidation of power through global distribution networks and centralized supply lines, as the remains of Main Street crumbles to dust.

 

America was sold out by the Globalists some time ago, and now, either by design or purposeful intent, the psychopaths in power are using COVID-19 here in America, world-wide too, in order to clamp down and expand their powers and authority over their people, while deflecting attention from the largest economic collapse in history, just in time to avoid too much extra scrutiny that would reveal their criminal actions.

 

A great reset is underway and America and the world is under a lockdown, whether they want to call it that or not, and under the radar, mechanisms are in operation that are much more dangerous to us all than a little “killer virus”, that may or may not kill us. All the current legislation, executive orders and mass control measures emanating from this mess will never be rescinded and will persecute Americans for years into the future. This massive theft, a transfer of wealth, that is being largely ignored due to this government and media driven false pandemic, will only add to the nation’s economic devastation in the unfolding years ahead, creating more havoc leading to one economic collapse after another with increasing frequency, until there is no return; and, with each successive crisis, the government and politicians will use it as a further excuse to take away our individual liberty, our “permission slips”, according to their whims, as they assault our freedom.

 

Perhaps the resolution will come through the people’s own patience, or loss of the same, and their decision to continue their compliance to an orderly self-confinement, even in the face of COVID-19. That moment may be a bit longer away, especially with tightening controls all across the nation and the turmoil in New York at the moment, as the numbers of panicked people and frightening hospital scenes increase. However, whether it’s a week or weeks from now, or Easter Sunday, or any time after, one surely must be wondering what scenes will play out once the average, everyday ordinary American people decide en masse to refuse to be herded and confined any longer and return to the streets in one huge roar, for freedom.

 

One can only hope that from the chaos, the nation finds order and a return of real freedom and liberty.

 

By Justin O. Smith

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Lucifer’s Proxy, The State

America Needs a Fearless Church

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent 3/27/2020 12:22 AM

 

In such a fearful world we need a fearless church.”  ~ C.S. Lewis

 

One can only imagine how pleased Lucifer is today, as he takes stock of his handiwork through his minions and subordinate demons and the COVID-19 virus, as Mulciber [Blog Editor: Time to check your literary knowledge – here are Mulciber references: Urban Dictionary; Wikipedia entry – Pandæmonium (Paradise Lost); Reddit entry; Milton’s Pandemonium (PeterNewburysblog – About Melbourne); and The Harry Potter Lexicon], his fourth son, stokes chaos and pandemonium across the globe. See him scream gleefully and happier than he has been since the Nazis murdered six million Jews, and so pleased to see his tactics destroying the nations of the world, from Europe, Asia, and Central America throughout the British Commonwealth and America too, as his government and media lackeys’ propaganda and overblown alarm has terrified the world, even though this isn’t the Black Death, smallpox or the Spanish Flu. And in its wake, mankind has basically lost its mind to an unreasonable, hyped fear and moved as a herd in panic to do whatever the Government demands of it.

 

The Godless have attacked America since Her beginnings and none so hard as the foot soldiers of the Democratic Party, who have cooperated with Lucifer and his command operations under Beelzebub, who perverts reason, Belial [Got Questions and Mythology.net], the embodiment of sloth and inactivity, and Mammon [Got Questions and Mythology.net], who would force all to mine in the depths of hell for hidden wealth. Their combined efforts have laid the groundwork for our nation’s demise, advocating “democracy”, i.e. mob rule, Marxism and Communism, evolution and nihilism, and the media and bastardized public “education” system has been largely successful in facilitating their plans, as they reaped hefty rewards and privilege over rights along the way.

 

So many Americans have fallen so far from the God that gave them life and are Christians in name only, filling churches only halfway, most usually on Christmas and Easter, that it isn’t any wonder they are floundering about in a sea of hysteria and panic, as the so-called “elites” and “leaders” drive the panic by insisting that death stalks us all at this moment in time. Our nation’s long journey into godlessness has resulted in a large segment of the population that sees this one earthly life of theirs as the beginning and the end, with nothing to follow, no afterlife, no Heaven, no Hell, and this has made them willing to sacrifice everything, including their integrity, freedom and liberty and all their God Given Rights, to prolong their lives.  And so, they may not look to Lucifer no more than to God for any salvation, but they will turn to Lucifer’s proxy, the State, the Leviathan.

 

In 1965, Paul Harvey, a wise and profound commentary journalist, noted: “If I were the Devil … I’d set about however necessary to take over the United States. I’d subvert the churches first — I’d begin with a campaign of whispers. With the wisdom of a serpent, I would whisper to you as I whispered to Eve: ‘Do as you please. ….. To the young, I would whisper that ‘The Bible is a myth.’ I would convince them that man created God instead of the other way around. I would confide that what is bad is good, and what is good is ‘square’. And the old, I would teach to pray, after me, ‘Our Father, which art in Washington …”

 

[A Youtube version: Paul Harvey – If I were the devil… 1965 – Updated Video

 

 Posted by waitingonjc7

58.5K subscribers – Nov 20, 2014]

 

Even now, one can certainly imagine Lucifer reveling in delight over his greatest triumph in centuries, the closing of the Church — churches all across America and across the globe too — at a time when humanity needs God and His Word most, too. Millions of Americans, in their panic and anguish, have forgotten the comfort and solace that can be found in the Church and the pages of the Bible. Never in my lifetime, not even at the start of the COVID alarm, did I ever believe I’d see the day that the land of my ancestors and more Revivals of the Christian Faith than any decent devil could withstand would lock the doors of its churches voluntarily, as Christians now obediently avoid even the smallest of gatherings, Oh Ye of Little Faith.

 

Voluntarily closing the Church doors is a victory for Lucifer, or Satan if You prefer, because God gifted us all with Free Will to choose, in the hopes we would abide in His teachings and worship and love Him as Our Creator. He built us for love, but now, on the whole, we have allowed ourselves to cleverly be tricked into using this gift of Free Will against God Himself, in fear rather than in the peace and certainty of our deliverance and salvation through Faith and a belief in His Power over all things.

 

Pusillanimous pastors who push a New Age moral relativism and a Marxist liberation theocracy [The Changing Face of Liberation Theology, Liberation Theology and Marxism and Red Pope Francis and the KGB’s Liberation Theology] that has bastardized the teachings of Jesus are largely responsible and complicit in this entire mess, because at the start of the “pandemic” they fell over one another to be the first to show just how obedient they were to “the government”. During a time of great crisis in America, Church elders, the “leaders”, encouraged the sheep to “shelter in place” … to obey their masters … to shut down the Church … because “the government is here to help”.

 

Americans are currently bearing witness to the most mammoth abuse of liberty in all our history as a nation, and all in the name of the government “keeping us safe.” Most of us haven’t asked the government for any help of any kind. I sure didn’t ask them to protect me from this virus, COVID-19.

 

Now the D.C. Bastards want to return our own money to us through this new “Stimulus” bill, that amounts to some $6 trillion once one combines the bill itself with everything the Fed has pumped into the stock market since October 2019. Better than this, they should cancel all taxation for the time being, until the engines of our economy are churning hard and efficient once more, because the nation is basically broke, for all practical purposes, and our money isn’t any better than monopoly money at this moment in time.

 

This Sunday, many Christians will glorify government during their morning services, in some blasphemous cases, more so than they give all the glory and adoration to Jesus Christ. They will praise our warriors and ask God to bless the Leviathan that now seeks to end liberty in America forever, and they will justify their worship of the State through the vehemently anti-State Declaration of Independence, written over 243 years ago, largely over an erroneous translation of Romans 13.

 

Yes, even the most illiterate of Lucifer’s demons will offer up Romans 13 that tells us to obey our governments, when they are acting righteously and aligned with God’s Word and at those times when our elected officials are acting as ministers of God for good for all. But one sees only a band of miscreants in the Congress today, with very few exceptions. Today’s leaders have given us baby murder as a societal staple, government theft as taxation, pornography as free speech and deviancy described as “normal” as they forced homosexual marriage on the nation against the will of seventy percent of Americans. [Blog Editor: The part of Romans 13 conveniently forgotten by Marxist Dems – verses 8-14]

 

More often as not, God admonished his followers against succumbing to the stronghold of the State, as one finds in The Parable of the Trees (Judges 9:7-15) and in Israel Asks for a King (1 Samuel 8) where Samuel says, “When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, but the Lord will not answer you in that day.” And, through the recorded conversations between Jesus and Satan, we see Satan offer Jesus dominion over all the governments and the world itself. This also just happened to be a huge error on Satan’s part, since one cannot give what one does not own in the first place. [See Matthew 4: 8-10 and Luke 4: 5-8]

 

And anyway, Jesus readily denounced these governments as cruel, brutal, greedy and corrupt. Ultimately, Satan’s bribery attempt elicited the following from Jesus: “Get behind Me, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.'”

 

No, I don’t reckon we would find Jesus advising his followers to “shelter in place” or “self-quarantine”. Neither would he be hiding from danger or obeying a corrupt out-of-control government, regardless of any party or illegitimate authority.

 

Let us pay close attention to Hebrews 10:24-25: “And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not for forsaking the assembly of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much more as you see the Day approaching.”

 

But if one dares mention this to their pastor, be prepared for Ol’ Lucifer to work his devilment by pumping up the pastor’s false sense of pride. After all, he did graduate from the Seminary and who are we to argue the Bible with him? Some pastors have simply said that it’s their Church (really???) and they would decide whether the Church would be open for services or not.

 

What in the Hell is wrong with You, America? Aren’t You sick to death of the government in general and what it has become? Aren’t You sick of the compliant and cowardly clergy? Aren’t You as sick to death as I am over what has happened to our country? America has the most cowardly Christian leadership in the history of Christendom.

 

We should all hope and pray that more churches across America will follow Pastor Rose Banks’ example, who has rightfully claimed that Colorado Springs Fellowship Church has the Constitutional right to remain open, despite the State Health Department’s ban of gatherings of ten people or more. Speaking to her congregation on March 22nd, Pastor Banks stated: “Now I want you to understand this … if I’m a Christian, if I’m living for God, if I’m doing the right thing, why would God send a virus to kill me? For us to create this type of fear and paranoia in this country … is amazing to me.”

 

And now Lucifer rejoices over the COVID shutdown with Easter just about two weeks away, a day he loathes, because even as he rejoices over every lash of the whip upon Jesus Christ’s body, every thorn and spike piercing His flesh and every drop of blood and sweat, he is always left with his own terrible defeat, when Jesus rose from the grave on the third day. And so he sows doubt asking, why everyone isn’t climbing from the grave, if Jesus is so powerful?

 

Entranced by the buzz and hum of Beezlebub’s soothing assurances in their ears, America’s pastors and too many members of the Church will be staying home on Easter, perhaps watching services online or on television, if they aren’t sidetracked by more interesting earthly pursuits and focused on chocolate Easter Bunnies and springtime rather than Jesus’s victory over death. Fear of penalties has made them ready to abandon their faith.

 

Unfortunately, this entire COVID event and the miserable moves against liberty have made it all too apparent to our leaders, just how easily churches and the people can be made to comply with State demands. They surely must have rejoiced as they measured the speed at which Christians caved to recommendations, understanding how much swifter such compliance will come when they decide to give orders from the barrel of a rifle. Without the likes of a Richard Wurmbrand, martyred in communist lands for his Christian beliefs, or a Dietrich Bonhoeffer, executed for resisting the Nazis,  apparent within the folds of Christian America today, our preachers fall far short of the Black Robes of the 1700s who stood up to the British and were a driving force behind the revolution, and therefore, they will not be there to help the staunch and devout Christians and American Patriots save the country from Lucifer’s godless minions and the communists of the Democratic Party who seek to eventually impose a totalitarian system on us all.

 

By Justin O. Smith

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Musing Leading to ‘We Will Pay the Price’

Musing by John R. Houk, Blog Editor

© March 31, 2020

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We Will Pay the Price

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Lucifer’s Proxy, The State

 

Edited by John R. Houk

Text embraced by brackets and embedded links are by the Editor.

 

© Justin O. Smith

 

Appreciate your Thanksgiving while YOU Can


First Thanksgiving. Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (1899)

John R. Houk
© November 26, 2014
 
My childhood years were in the 1960s. I tend to remember the good times nostalgically more than times when this only child found himself in moments of parental discipline. For me the 60s might be viewed as a combination of “Leave it to Beaver” and “The Sandlot”.
 
 
 
 
Those videos reflect fun memories of a sixties childhood.
 
Now didn’t grow up in an overtly Christian household; however the lifestyle reflected prevalent values of most Americans whether or not they were Church-going. The memories that stand out often come down to holidays and vacations. Where I grew up Central Washington the month of November was typically the beginning of some cold days. Some of those cold days might even include some snow. As a kid I was not a big fan of horsing around in the cold. As Thanksgiving Day drew closer the days tended to be colder. Unless the kids in the neighborhood could coax me outside I was typically a couch potato during the cold.
 
Thanks largely to Grade School history lessons on Thanksgiving and the Pilgrims I became stoked for television specials with Thanksgiving themes. In those days those specials were numerous whether they were animation based or live action. Those stories of Thanksgiving were designed to imprint children with a favorable view of the holiday.
 
All that was a positive narrative of the Thanksgiving story were there: Pilgrim travels, the Mayflower voyage and learning to survive in the New World after landing on Plymouth Rock. The surviving part was typically portrayed as a rough winter, uncertain relation with Indians, Indian friendship, Indian mentoring and followed with the Pilgrims conquering their habitat ending with a feast of their farming success, wild turkey hunting and the Indians sharing of hunted deer.
 
The positive conclusion was giving thanks to God Almighty for prosperity, overcoming hardship and peace and harmony with the Pilgrims’ Indian neighbors. (I am fairly certain the Pilgrims would have no idea of what a Native American was. Indeed words that were not necessarily meant as a pejorative were probably closer to Savage, Red Man or Redskin. I wonder what appellations the Indians used for White America.) AND thus all’s well that ends well, right?
 
The reality is that bad things happened to the Pilgrims. They first fled to the Netherlands. Then cultural concerns pertaining to Pilgrim children assimilating into Dutch culture began to be a concern. Dutch culture was a bit looser than the Puritan-Separatist Christian culture promoted by the Pilgrims. The Pilgrims were experiencing Religious Freedom but their identity as faithful Christians was becoming compromised.
 
The Pilgrims fled England to escape the Religious intolerance of the Crown’s Church of England and now they intended to move again to escape the worldly influence of the Dutch majority. America became that choice. The Pilgrims thus organized to sail from the Netherlands back to England and on to the New World of America. They had to get a “patent or license” from a royal English company for land to colonize. The business venture the Pilgrims worked with was the Virginia Company of London.
 
The Pilgrims sought Crown permission for the religious liberty to practice their Puritan faith. The King did not specifically come through with the request, BUT neither did he deny it. The Pilgrims took the absence of religious instructions as a sign of favor and thus planned for the voyage.
 
The original contingent for the voyage was actually a mixture of the Puritan-Pilgrims and not so religious “adventurers”. The two components of the trip ultimately had different agendas upon landing and working with the patent to establish a company plantation.
 
The Pilgrims desired Religious Liberty and to be missionaries to the Native Americans. The adventurers were looking for a stake find economic self-sufficiency that wasn’t available in jolly old England. There was contention between the two groups. It didn’t help when the second ship of the venture forced the Mayflower to return to England because the second ship (Speedwell) would not have made it across the Atlantic Ocean without sinking. Pilgrims and adventurers not deterred by frustrated loaded up on the crowded Mayflower to sail to the Hudson Bay area.
 
The Mayflower made it to Cape Cod (the Plymouth Rock-Massachusetts area) after just a little over two months. Their Patent was for a location further north along the coast. Stormy seas prevent the Mayflower to make its destination. The Pilgrims thus decided to return to the Cape Cod area seeing the stormy whether as a sign from God.
 
The contention between the two groups eventually led to a dispute about the rules and who should obey them, especially they decided to build in a place outside their original patent. After a bit of disharmony the passengers of the Mayflower put together a compact that would be the foundation for self-government at least until the Patent issue was straightened out. The heads male heads of the Mayflower families signed the agreement as binding which became known as the Mayflower Compact:
 
IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN. We, whose names are underwritten, the Loyal Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honour of our King and Country, a Voyage to plant the first Colony in the northern Parts of Virginia; Do by these Presents, solemnly and mutually, in the Presence of God and one another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil Body Politick, for our better Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends aforesaid: And by Virtue hereof do enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions, and Officers, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general Good of the Colony; unto which we promise all due Submission and Obedience. IN WITNESS whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names at Cape-Cod the eleventh of November, in the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King James, of England, France, and Ireland, the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth, Anno Domini; 1620.
 
To view signature go to the webpage. The above rendition has been updated to 21st Century English from the 17th English of the Pilgrims (Mayflower Compact: 1620; Agreement Between the Settlers at New Plymouth: 1620; The Avalon ProjectYale Law School)
 
Yeah take that Left Wing history revisionists. The Mayflower Compact is an example of other Charters, Patents and License dedicating government to God and King.
 
In the first years of the Plymouth Colony the form of government under God ironically resembled Socialism more than Free Market Capitalism. The Pilgrim placed all their food in a common store available to all equally. The fruits of the labor were also a part of this common store. The effect of this socialism was the lazy majority began to depend on the working few for sustenance. The first two years of the Plymouth Colony was the experience of the lack of food, which resulted in starvation, disease and death. Many of the colony became thieves and stole from the common store rather than work productively to perpetuate the utopian dream of equal sufficiency for all. The few working colonialists that suffered lack began to be frustrated when all their work was divided among the slacker majority.
 
But, with no shelter, and immune systems weakened by the rough voyage, they began to get sick. Colds became bronchitis, and pneumonia set in. The dreaded killer of ship’s passengers—scurvy—and other “wasting sicknesses” ravaged their number. With no effective medicines, they began to die. In January and February the deaths sometimes reached two and three a day; 17 dying in February alone. At one point, there were only five people well enough to be on their feet, caring for the rest. Toward the end of March, when the worst was over, they had lost 47 of their number. Of the 18 wives who had come, 13 had died. Only three families remained unbroken. They were in real trouble, for the food they had brought on the Mayflower was virtually gone, and they were facing an unhospitable wilderness. (The True History and Real Meaning of Thanksgiving; Posted by Sword At-The-Read; from Peter J. Marshall © 2007; posted 11/21/07)
 
Socialism wasn’t working! Hello President Barack Hussein Obama.
 
In the harvest feasts of 1621 and 1622, “all had their hungry bellies filled,” but only briefly. The prevailing condition during those years was not the abundance the official story claims, it was famine and death. The first “Thanksgiving” was not so much a celebration as it was the last meal of condemned men.
 
But in subsequent years something changes. The harvest of 1623 was different. Suddenly, “instead of famine now God gave them plenty,” Bradford wrote, “and the face of things was changed, to the rejoicing of the hearts of many, for which they blessed God.” Thereafter, he wrote, “any general want or famine hath not been amongst them since to this day.” In fact, in 1624, so much food was produced that the colonists were able to begin exporting corn.
 
What happened?
 
After the poor harvest of 1622, writes Bradford, “they began to think how they might raise as much corn as they could, and obtain a better crop.” They began to question their form of economic organization.
 
This had required that “all profits & benefits that are got by trade, working, fishing, or any other means” were to be placed in the common stock of the colony, and that, “all such persons as are of this colony, are to have their meat, drink, apparel, and all provisions out of the common stock.” A person was to put into the common stock all he could, and take out only what he needed.
 
This “from each according to his ability, to each according to his need” was an early form of socialism, and it is why the Pilgrims were starving. Bradford writes that “young men that are most able and fit for labor and service” complained about being forced to “spend their time and strength to work for other men’s wives and children.” Also, “the strong, or man of parts, had no more in division of victuals and clothes, than he that was weak.” So the young and strong refused to work and the total amount of food produced was never adequate.
 
To rectify this situation, in 1623 Bradford abolished socialism. He gave each household a parcel of land and told them they could keep what they produced, or trade it away as they saw fit. In other words, he replaced socialism with a free market, and that was the end of famines. (The Great Thanksgiving Hoax; By Richard J. Maybury; Mises Institute; 11/20/1999)
 
God enabling perseverance and Free Market thinking brought prosperity to the Pilgrims thus it probably wasn’t until the fruits of 1624 was there any real Thanksgiving.
 
The lessons of Thanksgiving are extremely important to our heritage as Americans.
 
Americans came to the New World to worship the Christian freely and to rely on strength to survive endowed by the Creator. God was and should always be thanked for overcoming struggles individually and corporately as a people.
 
Early Socialist-like experiments failed to succeed across the board in Colonial America.
 
Free Market Capitalism engendered individual self-sufficiency which in turn led trade in the community and outside the colony. The lazy self-entitled died while the thrifty individuals tied to their property succeeded.
 
Community standards were dedicated to Christian Morality instilling concepts of good and evil government in the rule of law.
 
Once America became a Republic, individual Presidents annually world declare a day of Thanksgiving before God for the peace and posterity of the USA. Apparently Abraham Lincoln had a religious epiphany while gazing to the Battle of Gettysburg graves leading to him to declare the last Thursday in November to a day of Thanksgiving in 1863. Each President after Lincoln followed suit with Lincoln’s last Thursday in November declaration. The 1941 Congress permanently made Thanksgiving the fourth Thursday of November a Federal Holiday. To this day in 2014 Thanksgiving is celebrated. Unless Separation of Church-State Leftists get their unconstitutional way by keeping the Christian faith out of government by an Obamination social transformation, our Republic will continue to have Thanksgiving.
 
Save the Republic of the United States of America from transformist thinking by keeping America free by holding these truths as self-evident: “… that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed”. (Declaration of Independence, 1776)
 
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Karen Klein Tormented by Middle School Students on Bus


John R. Houk

© June 23, 2012

 

Has anyone seen the video or the news broadcast of the 68 year old bus monitor being harassed with verbal ruthlessness by some Middle School Students? (Details of the story that includes a bit of explicit language because of the outrage)

 

VIDEO: Making The Bus Monitor Cry

 

 

This merciless disrespect needs to be handled in such a way that students and their parents are held accountable! I am not sure quite what the punishment should be because I am unaware of the criminal, civil or school policies pertaining to the powerlessness this Bus Monitor actually experienced.

 

Why did the Bus Driver not get involved? Why did the Bus Monitor demand these kids be removed from the bus?

 

Could or should these kids face juvenal criminal charges? What should the school do? Is detention or expulsion appropriate? Certainly the school or the parents of the punks should be sued, right?

 

When I was in Middle School such disrespect warranted a visit to the school boiler room in which corporal punishment would be issued to the punks’ hind quarters. That is definitely not politically correct in the namby-pansy society in which parents don’t discipline their children because of political correct brainwashing, they don’t care or because the State has removed the parental power of not sparing the appropriate use of the rod because psychologist/psychiatrists have set the trauma bar too high.

 

At least someone has set up a fund for the Bus Monitor to have a great vacation which I understand has accrued a tidy sum of money. If you feel the rage (and the fund donation is still proceeding), HERE is the link to donate.

 

A friend of mine asked for some input about this situation after he expressed his displeasure. I wrote my thoughts. Perhaps you can write yours in the comment section. Below are my friends very relevant thoughts.

 

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Mixed Martial Arts Analogy

 

By NoGuff

Sent: 6/21/12

 

Hi. Ever hear of “MMA” fights? Mixed Martial Arts fights are shown on the Spike channel, maybe USA, used to be on Syfy Channel, maybe others. They’re fight matches where two thugs beat and kick each other until a Referee says they’re done.

The gloves they wear are minimal, they’re barefoot, bleeding on the face does not stop the fight, and they beat on each other even when they’re down. Not only down, but a guy can knock the other guy down, then get on top of him and beat him senseless.

So today I’m sitting in my fav pizza place having a sub and watching the TV. There’s a Black couple sitting in the next row of tables. The guy went out for a smoke. An MMA commercial was on and the girl was like “wow!” and “oh!” and I commented “those guys are crazy.” She asked me if I watch MMA and I said I’ve seen it before. She said she watches often.

I said I’m more of a boxing fan, and that I didn’t like the idea that they beat on the guy even when he’s down. She looked at me and started laughing. Not laughing as though I said something funny, but rather that I said something ridiculous. It’s as if I said I like to fly around my neighborhood on my tricycle in my underwear with my teddybear. I said “beating on a guy when he’s down, that isn’t right, I don’t think it’s the honorable thing to do.” She had a good laugh at that.

Now, put that into perspective with the video of the old woman chaperoning a schoolbus in a New York suburb.

This is the state of our society today. There is no shame, no sense of actual justice, no mercy, no respect for authority, no self-control, and violence is acceptable for entertainment and even everyday disagreements (how many videos have you seen of people getting beaten for making a mistake on a McDonald’s order?).

Honestly, it all comes back to two things; parents and their inability to raise decent kids, and the significant drop in the role of religion in our lives. Atheists believe there is no God, and they are their own god, and so whatever decisions they make are judged according to a moral code of their own design.

I don’t know, that’s just my humble opinion. I’d love to know what yours is.

Thanks a lot,

-NG

 

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NoGuff links to this video on how atheism destroys Christian culture:

 

VIDEO: Atheism – A License to Kill

 

 

Posted by 1001Phoenix

Jun 9, 2009

 

Atheism per se creates a moral vacuum where everyone can behave like Satan himself.
Video courtesy of:

http://www.youtube.com/theskepticantidote

 

The most oppressive and human-killing regime’s have been when Atheists have taken over governments. Nevertheless, atheists claim that people of faith are to blame for mass amounts of people’s lives being taken. This is not based on facts. In the past century, Atheism forced its beliefs on people of faith or simply slaughtered hundreds of millions of them.

Persecution of Christians in Atheist Soviet Union:

The Soviet Union was the first state to have as an ideological objective the elimination of religion. Toward that end, the Communist regime confiscated church property, ridiculed religion, harassed believers, and propagated atheism in the schools. The main target of the anti-religious campaign in the 1920s and 1930s was the Russian Orthodox Church, which had the largest number of faithful. Nearly all of its clergy, and many of its believers, were shot or sent to labor camps. Theological schools were closed, and church publications were prohibited.

The Soviet Union was the first state to have as an ideological objective the elimination of religion. Toward that end, the Communist regime confiscated church property, ridiculed religion, harassed believers, and propagated atheism in the schools.

Actions against Orthodox priests and believers along with execution included torture being sent to prison camps, labour camps or mental hospitals. Christians were also subjected to psychological punishment or torture and mind control experimentation in order to force them give up their religious convictions.

Many Christian believers in the Soviet Union were imprisoned for no other reason than believing in God. Many have recently been READ THE REST below video