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America I’m Glad I Knew Ya January 25, 2021

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The Supreme Court refused to accept the Texas case.  In effect, ruling that accusations brought by multiple states of clear violations of the Constitution in the theft of an election are not worth their time to review.  Justice Samuel Alito issued a statement with the dismissal that was joined by Justice Clarence Thomas, arguing that the Supreme Court should take up the case.  “In my view, we do not have the discretion to deny the filing of a bill of complaint in a case that falls within our original jurisdiction,” Alito wrote, arguing that he would grant the motion to file the bill of complaint. 

The three justices appointed by Trump; Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh, and Neil Gorsuch joined the long list of people President Trump appointed to high office who stabbed him in the back as soon as the opportunity arose. 

Across the country court after court refused to allow any evidence to be submitted.  The Media then crowed, “There is no evidence.”  There are over a thousand signed affidavits detailing election irregularities.  There is video of people running the same ballots through counting machines multiple times.  But all the media can say is, “There is no evidence.”  All the low information voters and other socialist fellow-travelers can repeat believing it is their own personal opinion and not something embedded through repetition is, “There is no evidence.”

And the objections to the electoral votes were interrupted by a carefully planned and timed disruption just as the evidence was about to be submitted only to be reconvened in the early hours of the morning when no one was watching and after most of those objecting had been intimidated into silence.  And thus, the election fiasco of 2020 climaxes in the official certification of Joe Biden as the next President of the United States.

It’s hard to call this changing of the guard a generational shift when the leaders of the incoming regime are mostly senior members of the boomer generation.  Although AOC, her Squad, and their ANTIFA/BLM bullyboys claim to be the voice of youth.  

Every generation since the beginning of time has looked at the next generation and said some variation of, “I don’t know what’s going to happen to this world once the kids take over.  The world is going to go to hell in a hand basket.”  From ancient Babylon and Egypt through our parent’s generation, seasoned citizens have all said the same thing.  And all I can say is, “I don’t know what’s going to happen to this world once the kids take over.  The world is going to go to hell in a hand basket.”    

Speaking of generations; my heart breaks for my granddaughters and those still making their way to adulthood.  After years of compulsory state education instilling Democrat talking points and make-believe science as baseline knowledge, they’re now spending their highly formative tween and teenage years browbeaten and terrorized by the specter of Biden’s dark winter in masks and lockdowns spiraling into Venezuela on the Potomac.  And while America cowers in the basement over the China virus China Inc. with Biden in the Whitehouse will forge ahead to become the dominant economy and power on earth. 

Once the Scamdemic/Plandemic set the stage for the universal unsolicited mail-in ballots in Blue states the handwriting was on the wall.  Once the counting began and Trump was on track to win the voting was stopped in four swing states all controlled by corrupt Democrat urban machines. On que hundreds of thousands of previously unknown ballots magically appeared from suitcases, election officials running the same ballots through counting machines multiple times, pre-programmed voting machines, and trucks in the middle of the night and Prest-O Change-O Biden is ahead. 

As if to prove the statists/globalist coalition of socialists and crony capitalists have their sights set on instituting the crushing weight of equality of outcomes and making America miserable again the unflappable descendant of Jamaican slaveholders Kamala Harris recently said, “So there’s a big difference between equality and equity. … Equality suggests, ‘Oh, everyone should get the same amount.’  The problem with that — not everybody’s starting out from the same place. So, if we’re all getting the same amount but you started out back there and I started out over here, you’re still going to be that far back behind me.  It’s about giving people the resources and the support they need so that everyone can be on equal footing, and then compete on equal footing. … Equitable treatment means we all end up at the same place.” (emphasis added) 

Let that ring in your ears for just a moment, “Equitable treatment means we all end up at the same place.”  Equality of outcome is the essence of the siren song socialism has been singing for hundreds of years.  It has been attempted many places and failed each time.  Let’s see how long it takes to transform the greatest economy the world has ever seen into a third world hell hole.  Let’s see if socialism can be imposed upon an unwilling and unaware nation without the usual bloodbath that has accompanied it everywhere else.   

I wonder when the low information citizens who vote for the “D” after a politician’s name because their parents did ever wake up to find section 8 housing projects in their pristine suburban neighborhoods, their children competing against untold millions of immigrants from everywhere, their dollars and 401Ks worthless, and China as the most powerful country on earth will they still celebrate helping to end the America First agenda? 

Sad to say it appears the swamp has won.  They’ve successfully used a thoroughly partisan media in league with the administrative state to squelch the first outsider trying to make good on his promises to drain the swamp.  The great unwashed have been driven from the palace and just as after the fiery tumult of the French Revolution when a decadent and ineffective Louis the XVIII tried to restore the monarchy and assure the ruling classes the peasants would never again challenge their rule so too Joe Biden has been anointed by the powers that be to make sure they are forever the powers that be. 

Those who cherish our constitutionally limited Republic looked to the Senate races in Georgia hoping the same election machine that stole the state from Trump wouldn’t steal it from Loeffler and Perdue.  Then again, Wiley Coyote always thought he’d catch the Roadrunner too. 

Now that Washington has officially become a one-party town again to the cheers of the establishment look for swift action to cement the undemocratic rule of the Democrats for perpetuity.  The first step is evident in literally the first bill Nancy Pelosi will ram through the rubberstamp House, H.R. 1.  This freedom destroying monstrosity was already passed once by the House with every Democrat voting for it and every Republican against.  It was blocked by the Republican majority in the Senate.  With addition of the two stolen seats from Georgia it will sail through and become the law of the land. 

How will this bill known in Washington Newspeak as the “For the People Act,” which should instead be known as the “Steal Every Election Forever Act” cement the progressive party of the deep state in power?  According to the Heritage Foundation, H.R. 1 would force states to accept same-day registration and universal vote-by-mail, require states to allow convicted felons to vote, and allow voters to circumvent photo ID requirements in states that have them by signing sworn statements instead of providing ID. 

In addition, H.R. 1 also mandates countless millions of taxpayer dollars be given to candidates for their campaigns, requiring citizens to fund candidates who those citizens actually oppose for office. 

It also: 

  • Makes it difficult for a state to discover if a voter is also voting in another state. 
  • Requires all states to provide free mail-in absentee ballots. 
  • Criminalizes political speech that the government deems “discouraging” to voters who are statistically more likely to vote Democrat. 
  • Takes redistricting away from elected leaders to give to left-leaning commissions. 

Maybe it’s because he’s a newly minted member of the ruling class but during a recent Democratic Weekly Address, Representative-Elect Joe Neguse (D-CO) spilled the beans about the true target of H.R. 1, when he stated the legislation “Will be the bedrock of everything we do in the next two years, reminding us that when it works, the United States of America has the best form of government ever invented.” 

And that’s merely the first thing on the progressive agenda.  Buckle up and watch for the following to vomit forth like bilge water from the best Congress money can buy: 

  • The District of Columbia and Puerto Rico will be admitted as the 51st and 52nd states adding two Senators each meaning four extra Democrats in the Senate for the foreseeable future.   
  • End the filibuster in the Senate.  Effectively relegating the now permanent minority of Republicans to witnesses without a voice. 
  • Abolish the Electoral College.  Thus, enshrining the popular vote and the tyranny of the majority in effect making fly-over states conquered provinces of New York, California, and Illinois. 
  • Pack the Supreme Court with 12 or more justices. Additionally, all federal level courts would be packed with liberals and left-leaning judges.   
  • Immediate amnesty for illegals currently in America with a short easy path to full citizenship
  • Open borders
  • All incoming immigrants granted resident status. 
  • No difference between the rights of a resident and a citizen including voting rights. 
  • All new immigrants would immediately have full access to free health care, social security, and government subsidies. 
  • Make the 1619 curriculum mandatory from coast to coast. 
  • Set up a Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans. 
  • The previously introduced HR 5717/S. 3254– Gun Violence Prevention and Community Safety Act of 2020 will be passed which would
  • Use the so-called insurrection in Washington to impeach the President after he has left office and try to ban him from ever running for office again.
  • Pass a new law similar to the Patriot Act which will negate constitutional protections and legalize the harassment of MAGA supporters.

§ Create a nationwide gun registry 

§ Ban almost all semiautomatic rifles 

§ Institute a federal Magazine Ban and require permits to purchase ammunition

§ Implement national “Red Flag” gun confiscation 

§ Tax guns at 30% and ammo at 50% 

§ Ban people under 21 from exercising their Second Amendment rights 

§ Ration guns by making it illegal to purchase more than one firearm in a 30-day period 

§ Force “Safe Storage” requirements on gun owners 

§ Ban home builds 

§ Ban suppressors 

§ Force FFLs to spend massive amounts of money to comply with new “security” requirements 

§ Expand “Gun Free Zones” 

One of the unreported commonalities between mass shootings: the vast majority of them occurred in gun free zones.  Does anyone actually believe any of these restrictions on gun ownership will be respected by criminals? Their only purpose is to disarm law abiding citizens.  Criminals break laws. That’s what makes them criminals. 

The Supreme Court has definitively joined the DOJ, the FBI, and the rest of the Federal Courts in the Revenge of the Swamp Creatures.  The Big Reveal: there is no justice, which brings us to two questions, “How long will the MAGA masses continue to pretend there is?  And what do they do when they finally admit that there isn’t?” 

God destroyed the Northern kingdom of Israel because they worshipped idols.  He destroyed the kingdom of Judah because they sacrificed their children.  How many Americans worship wealth, materialism, sports, celebrities, fame, or any number of other idols?  How many of our children have been sacrificed on the altar of convenience?  If we pass from the sunlight of liberty into the Democrat prediction of a long dark winter could this be the judgment of God in answer to our turning away from the cross?  Could this be judgment for the innocent blood which cries out for justice? 

After watching silently or mostly not even noticing as the Progressives have infested and subverted our education, our media, our entertainment, and our politics for over 100 years we have sown the wind and are about to reap the whirlwind.  As I stand here on the cusp of History looking into the face of the storm all I aca say is, “America, I’m glad I knew ya.”

Without Christ it’s true the world is going to go to hell, if not in a hand basket some other way.  Know Jesus know peace.  No Jesus no peace. 

Keep the faith.  Keep the peace.  We shall overcome. 

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, Global Studies, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com  © 2021 Contact Dr. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com   Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Parler, Facebook, or Twitter @ Drrobertowens or visit Dr. Owens’ Amazon Page / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens 

They Just Don’t Get It January 18, 2021

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Listening to the predictable prattle of the perpetually re-elected pretend conservative Republicrats talk about how they’ll follow the disastrous first two years of socialist rule with election victories retaking the Congress is like watching people whistle in the wind.  They may think they’re sharing a tune, but no one is hearing the music. 

These professional politicians act as if what happened in November 2020 was another in the long line of American elections.  One side wins and then four or eight years later it’s the other side’s turn.  That is not the case.   

We’ve had one-party rule in Washington before with one party controlling all branches of government.  And at times we’ve seen that power used as an opportunity to effectively push radical agendas.  There were the Republicans from 1860 to 1877 who gave us Radical Reconstruction.  The Democrats had their turn during most of the 1930s and we got the New Deal.  From 2009 to 2011 the Democrats had an undivided government, and they gave us ObamaCare and its mandate.  The Republicans had it from 2017 to 2019 and we got the biggest tax cuts in American History. 

But this time I believe it’s fundamentally different.  The election of November 2020, in my estimation, can best be compared to the elections in Germany in 1932 when the National Socialists gained a super majority in their Congress.  Once they gained power, they began immediately to consolidate it.  Shortly thereafter the infamous Reichstag fire was used as an excuse to impose draconian measures which ultimately stamped out all resistance to their one-party rule.  I believe the riot at the Capital will become America’s Reichstag fire with Donald Trump portrayed as the Snowball on Biden’s Animal Farm: a perpetual symbol of reactionary resistance to the New Regime. 

The Plandemic has already morphed into the crisis that never ends.  Instead of stiff-arm salutes, wearing a mask is the symbol of obedience.  If masks worked so well, why does California which has the strictest quarantine and mask regulations in the country also supposedly have the highest infection rate?  Are required proofs of vaccination far behind? 

The Uniparty will legalize tens of millions of illegal aliens and give them voting rights.  They will open the borders while offering free everything ensuring an avalanche of newly imported voters.  They will add several states so they have a permanent lock on the Senate.  They have threatened to pack the Supreme Court with enough Democrat Socialists to effectively make it a rubber stamp of the Party’s agenda.  Just the threat of doing this by the Democrat icon FDR caused the Supreme Court to cease and desist all opposition to the New Deal.  Look for universal mail-in voting to be established nation-wide.  They pushed it as a response to the Scamdemic and we all know there’s always another crisis right around the corner. 

This isn’t just another in a long series of “Whose turn is it in the barrel?”   

Believing a term Joe Biden used in one of the debates and several times since, America is headed into a “Dark Winter.”  Though Mr. Biden is well known for his verbalistic gymnastics this may not be just some strange wording picked out of the air or an attempt to make a hip cultural allusion aimed at Game of Thrones junkies.   

In June of 2001, the federal government conducted Operation Dark Winter.  This was a massive simulation exercise that focused on a governmental response to a covert biological attack using a super-strain of smallpox.  The strategies used by the government in this exercise included massive lockdowns of the entire population and economy.  To combat rioting, it used military intervention.   

Making this connection will probably be labeled a conspiracy theory, however anyone is free to read an eye opening article in the elitist magazine Foreign Policy entitled America’s Pandemic War Games Don’t End Well.  This article explicitly states, “The exercise presaged the events of COVID-19 that would take place within months of the simulation’s end.  It very clearly showed that a global pandemic would take a global response.  It was uncannily accurate.” 

As we watch our freedoms erode and our economy crumble we may well be headed into Biden’s dark winter, but we cannot say we haven’t been warned. 

As the pampered, privileged, and protected denizens of the swamp on the winning side work feverishly to institutionalize their one-party forever administration and the pampered, privileged, and protected denizens of the swamp on the losing side try to calm everyone down by acting like it’s business as usual all I can say to the winners is, “We get it.”  And all I can say to the never-trumpers and their fellow-travelers trying to make sure we all walk quietly into the camps is, “You don’t get it.” 

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, Global Studies, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com  © 2021 Contact Dr. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com   Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Parler, Facebook, Twitter, or MeWe @ Drrobertowens, or visit Dr. Owens’ Amazon Page / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens 

Job’s Lament January 11, 2021

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Waking to the news I’ve predicted all along that the hopelessly corrupted election machine that stole Georgia for Biden has successfully stolen two Senate seats as well, I perceived the dawn of a day I’ve anticipated for at least sixty years.  The veneer of constitutionally limited government is about to fall off the last best hope for human freedom.  Since the feckless elected Republican posers have finished pretending to tilt at windmills and the best Congress money can buy has ratified Placeholder Joe as the winner of the most corrupt election in American History, we shall all witness the emergence of a one-party state, with rigged elections, and a soviet-style injustice system. 

Here are some things to look for in the Brave New World of the Great Reset as our self-anointed leaders work to implement their motto of Build Back Better.  Which by some bizarre coincidence is the motto of the World Economic Forum for the re-invented New World Order and also the motto for the Biden –  Harris economic recovery plan. 

Look for some of the RINOs to leave the GOP and join the only game left in town, the Democrat Socialists.  In the future, as we follow in the time-honored footsteps of Chicago, where the Democrats haven’t lost an election in 89 years, perhaps we should dispense with the expense of having sham elections and just have a Democrat primary.  Although we know the Democrat primaries are also rigged at least we would only have to pay for one fake election instead of two. 

Look for a nation-wide mask mandate to have a visible sign of compliance.   

Look for COVID vaccination documents to become mandatory for many things such as work, travel, shopping. … SHOW ME YOUR PAPERS! 

Look for a nation-wide economic shutdown at least until China is solidified as the number one economy in the world.   

Look for the institutionalization and nationalization of the mail-in-voter scam. 

Look for a road to citizenship for all illegal aliens. 

Look for open borders which ties to benefits for all and will result in mass migration bringing tens of millions of people rushing over what used to be a southern border. 

Look for a return of the Forever Wars to gin up jingoistic patriotism and enrich the military-industrial complex. 

Look for the dollar to lose its status as the world’s reserve currency. 

Look for any alternative media that contradicts the one-sided megaphone of the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media to be harassed out of business or surrender to the narrative of the Democrat Socialist Party. 

Look for the police and National Guard to be used to suppress any signs of protest to the imposition of socialism in America. 

Look for the Commander-in-Thief to serve maybe a day over two years before Kamala takes over.  That way she can pretend to win two full terms without going to the trouble of re-writing the Constitution in the living-document sand. 

And to make sure this is all rammed down our throats peacefully, look for an effective end to the Second Amendment and gun confiscation. 

Job once lamented, “For the thing I greatly feared has come upon me, and what I dreaded has happened to me.”  Today, after a half century of predicting and writing about the socialist takeover of America, I stand sorrowfully vindicated with those words echoing in my mind.  And when my mind tells me to despair my spirit replies as Job did to his wife when she told him to “curse God and die,” “Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity?”  For my hope is in the Lord.  Jesus is my salvation and no government no matter how corrupt, authoritarian, and powerful can take that away from me. 

Which brings me to my favorite “Look” in this article. 

Look for the greatest Awakening the nation has ever seen for as the Lord told us thousands of years ago through the prophet Isaiah, “When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.” 

Let us accept that America has passed under judgement.  And with the innocent blood of millions of aborted children crying out from the ground, with good being called evil and evil good, with every perversion and sexual sin held up as the new normal why shouldn’t we? 

Dylan Thomas spoke of a coming darkness saying, “Do not go gentle into that good night.  Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” 

However, that may appeal to some people I say replace rage with praise.  Let us Praise God for His love, His guidance, and His salvation.  Don’t let the shifting scenes of this earthly soap opera steal your peace.  For, in Christ we have the peace that passes all understanding.  And don’t let the news of the day drive you to despair for when all is said and done, we will see that it was all done just like He said.  

Keep the Faith.  Keep the peace.  We shall overcome. 

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, Global Studies, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com  © 2021 Contact Dr. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com   Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Parler, Facebook, or Twitter @ Drrobertowens or visit Dr. Owens’ Amazon Page / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens 

The Watchmen Warned Us January 6, 2021

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Many Americans yearn to return to the days of yesteryear when slouching on the couch, drinking a beer, and watching the game was enough intellectual stimulation for one day.  Or as Frank Zappa once expressed it, “TV dinner by the pool, I’m so glad I finished school life is such a ball I run the world from City Hall.”

It was this noninvolved attitude that allowed activists dedicated to fundamentally transforming America to capture the culture, academia, the media, the techno sphere, and ultimately power.  The best way to sum up the mental sleepwalking of those who luxuriated in the peace and plenty provided by the American experiment is found in a French phrase: Comme ci, comme ça that literally means like this, like that. In conversation it means so-so, or neither good, nor bad. 

And as the Spirit said the church, “I know you inside and out, and find little to my liking. You’re not cold, you’re not hot—far better to be either cold or hot! You’re stale. You’re stagnant. You make me want to vomit. You brag, ‘I’m rich, I’ve got it made, I need nothing from anyone,’ oblivious that in fact you’re a pitiful, blind beggar, threadbare and homeless.”  Which is just where we all might end up in the shabby future of the United Socialist States of America.

The Watchmen on the Walls have warned us over and over.

Western Europe as a cultural, military, and political group of great powers committed suicide with the two avoidable blunders of WW I and WW II.  Is it the fate of America to follow their example by passively accepting the imposition of a Progressive Socialist yoke?

After the fear mongering freedom destroying experiences of 2020, we walked eyes wide open into a well-prepared pre-programmed election fraud.  Now we face the on-going litigation for justice while the swamp’s smothering power oozes out of almost every avenue of the media telling us, “There nothing to see here.”  The wounded economy limps along waiting for the next unconstitutional shutdown that doesn’t apply to the authoritarians we call elected officials whose pay checks never stop. 

Yes, we all yearn to return to what we perceive as normal.  But if that normal is just a return to the stupefying normalcy of a semi-comatose existence paying no attention to the state of our nation if we manage to dodge the bullet this time rest assured eventually one will hit the target.  We need a new normal.  But not the new normal of a progressive living document paradigm shift into the bondage of serfdom.  We need a new normal of involved and intelligent participation if we expect to see a limited republic re-established and flourish.

The precarious position America’s freedom loving people currently find ourselves in has not come upon us without many watchmen on the walls warning us it was approaching like the hoof beats of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.   From politicians like Lincoln, to political commentators such as Pat Buchanan, to musicians, and authors, we’ve had plenty of warning if we’d only taken the time away from our entertainment naval gazing to listen.

On January 27, 1838 in an Address Before the Young Men’s Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois speaking on the topic, “The Perpetuation of Our Political Institutions” Abraham Lincoln said,

At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it?  Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never!–All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years.

At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.

Pat Buchanan told us:

“American’s greatest deficit is no longer found in the federal budget. It is a moral deficit, and it may be found in a polluted and poisoned culture that has become the great enemy within.”

“We need to do more than win an election or win the House or win the presidency, my friends: we need to make this beloved country of ours God’s country once again.”

“Today, candor compels us to admit that our vaunted two-party system is a snare and a delusion, a fraud upon the nation. Our two parties have become nothing but two wings of the same bird of prey.”

Another voice in the wilderness was Frank Zappa.

Even in the upside-down topsy-turvy days of the 1960s Frank Zappa was considered beyond bizarre by most people even the so-called Freaks and Hippies.  A little known and to many surprising fact, Frank Zappa didn’t drink or use drugs.  And a personal observation that may shock many who know of him but never explored his extensive body of work, never experienced his genius as a composer and arranger, or never actually listened to what he was saying Zappa was an insightful commentator on the American experiment perhaps even a natural philosopher ranking with such greats as Yogi Berra.

Here are some nuggets from his interviews that seem exceptionally relevant to our current slide into the abyss of Biden’s long dark winter.

“Schools train people to be ignorant, with style. They give you the equipment that you need to be a functional ignoramus. American schools do not equip you to deal with things like logic; they don’t give you the criteria by which to judge between good and bad in any medium or format; and they prepare you to be a usable victim for military-industrial complex that needs manpower.”

“As long as you’re just smart enough to do a job and just dumb enough to swallow what they feed you, you’re gonna be alright. But if you go beyond that then you’re gonna have these grave doubts that give you stomach problems, headaches make you want to go out and do something else. So, I believe that schools mechanically and very specifically try and breed out any hint of creative thought in the kids that are coming out.”

“Power will be maintained by the groovy guy or gal who gets the most media coverage for his sleaze. Naturally, his friends in various businesses will do okay, too.”

“Censoring what you say is one of the ways in which people who are not nice can take away your personal freedom.”

“The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.”

“In every language, the first word after “Mama!” that every kid learns to say is “Mine!” A system that doesn’t allow ownership, that doesn’t allow you to say “Mine!” when you grow up, has – to put in mildly – a fatal design flaw.”

“I believe that people have a right to decide their own destinies; people own themselves. I also believe that, in a democracy, government exists because (and only so long as) individual citizens give it a temporary license to exist, in exchange for a promise that it will behave itself. In a democracy, you own the government. It doesn’t own you.”

Since I’m quoting my way through this essay let me finish up with one from author George Orwell’s classic 1984 concerning the end result of an all-powerful authoritarian socialist state, “If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.”

However, as hopeless as the Democrats who identify as journalists try to make us believe it is, I urge everyone to turn to Christ and find the hope that does not disappoint.  Those who already know Him rededicate yourself to following Him.  Those who don’t know Him turn from the dead-end ways of the world and embrace the life-giving faith of salvation in and through Jesus.  The Bible reveals the truth, points the way, and provides the key.  “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Then once we’ve entered this life of faith let’s strive to make our actions match our confession.

Keep the faith.  Keep the peace.  We shall overcome.

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, Global Studies, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com  © 2021 Contact Dr. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com   Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Parler, Facebook, or Twitter @ Drrobertowens or visit Dr. Owens’ Amazon Page / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

A New You for a New Year December 28, 2020

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Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired?  Have you reached the end of your rope only to find out that it’s much shorter than you imagined?  Was last year as good as you hoped it would be?  Was it as bad as you feared it would be?  Does the uncertainty of the future leave you anxious?  Has your own mortality entered like a crack in the ice in your youthful belief in personal indestructability?

But wait there’s more…

Does the randomness of good happening to bad people and bad happening to good people leave you wondering if there’s any rhyme or reason to reality?  Is looking for answers to these and many other questions like looking for needles in haystacks?  Is the quest to find meaning in life like trying to nail fog to the wall?

If you’ve rejected Christ because of Christians don’t mistake the messengers for the message.  Christ told his followers to lake His light to the world and most have spent the last 2018 years trying to build a lamp and pretending it was the light.

The message is as simple as receiving it: Confess Jesus as Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead and you will be saved.

That’s it. 

It’s not about joining the right club or following the right rules.  We don’t need a seminary degree or someone with one to walk us through learning the secret handshake or the Abra Kadabra password.  And there is no magic decoder ring.  We don’t have to read the Bible from cover to cover.  We don’t have to wear the right clothes, beard, or haircut.  We don’t have to vote for the right candidates.  We don’t have to take an oath to believe the same things that everyone else who confesses Christ as Lord does.

It isn’t about being good enough.  That’s one of the great miracles of God’s economy.  While we were yet sinners Jesus came and died so that we could live.

It isn’t about becoming a religious robot who says the right things at the right time to the right people in the right place.  God is the One who created us with free choice, so we’re free to choose.  It isn’t about conformity.  God is the One who created us to be an individual and He doesn’t make junk.  We are who He created us to be.  He has placed us in a certain time and place so that we can become all He designed us to be and do all that He has called us to do.  And that means what He created, placed, and called you to be will be different than what He created, placed, and called me to be.  You see it isn’t about cookie-cutter, repeat a formula, and follow the rule book club membership. 

It’s about each of us individually confessing Jesus as Lord and each of us individually believing God raised Jesus from the dead and then learning to commune with God, to hear Him speak to us as individuals and then doing what He tells us to do.

If the questions at the beginning of this article float through our minds like storm clouds in a cloudless sky obscuring what should be clear.  Let’s give up the battle to do it on our own.  Let’s surrender and find victory in allowing God to count the victory of Jesus over sin and death to our account.

It’s so easy we can do it right here right now.  We don’t need to be in a meeting, at an altar, or in a special building.  We don’t need anyone to hold our hand or even know what we’ve done.  We will know.  God will know.  And once we’re in his hand no one can snatch us out.

I confess Jesus as Lord and I believe in my heart that God raised Him from the Dead.  That’s it.  All done.  The battle is over.  The war between us and God is over and we are one with Him.  Welcome to a new you for a new year.

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What is Christmas Without Christ? December 21, 2020

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What have Frosty the Snowman, roasting chestnuts, hippos, hula hoops, and barking dogs got to do with Christmas?  

They may bring warmth to our hearts.  They may bring a smile to our lips.  Or they may make us groan.  Whatever they do to each of us what they all have in common is that they’re glued to Christmas like barnacles to the hull of the good ship lollipop.  They’re the accumulated cultural baggage that increasingly obscures the real meaning of a revolutionary blessed event under the camouflage of a socially acceptable winter break.

The ABCCBSNBCCNNMSNBCPBSNPR Cartel tells us constantly that we now live in a post-Christian America.  They exalt in proclaiming the end of Christ’s dominant influence on Western Civilization.  As a result we’ve descended from a city on a hill to a modern Sodom and Gomorrah.  Our elites call evil good and good evil.  

Ever since the nine black-robed masters of America decreed back in 1962 that God was expelled from school we’ve witnessed the steady degradation of our society.  The coarseness and vulgarity we’re deluged with on a daily basis was unknown in earlier days.  What we call prime time entertainment was once known as pornography.  What were abominations and generally accepted as perversions have become the norm while believing them to be against God’s Word is now considered some type of mental disorder.  The cabal of self-appointed paragons of pomposity that masquerade as educators, politicians, and journalists cap their war against God when they glory in the right of self-interest to sacrifice the lives of the innocent and demand that the government not only endorse it but subsidize it.

As a natural outgrowth of the city of man’s war against God that defines America’s progressive culture comes the war against Christmas.

Back in the dream time we used to go to Christmas programs at our children’s schools and listen to the little darlings sing The First Noel, Oh Little Town of Bethlehem, and O Come O Come Emmanuel.  Now we listen to them sing songs in foreign languages or do beautiful arrangements of sounds that don’t even have a meaning intermixed with a few songs about winter, snow, or maybe animals.  It may all be PC but it sure doesn’t have anything to do with the reason for the season.

Just in case all the tinsel and the twinkling lights have blinded us to what that reason is let me elaborate.

Christmas is all about Jesus the Christ born as a human so that he could bear the sins of the world, die a substitutionary death in our place, rise triumphantly from the grave and ascend into heaven so that we who believe can live in and through Him.  That’s what it’s all about.  Christmas must be linked to Easter to have any meaning.  I’ve met people who never realized that the Jesus in the manger on Christmas was the same Jesus who hung on the cross on Good Friday.  I did not meet them in the jungles of some remote island but in America with a church on every corner.  This is a clear case of Santa with a coke in his hand winning the advertising debate over the Lamb who takes away the sins of the world.  It may all be PC but it sure doesn’t have anything to do with the reason for the season.

What is Christmas without Christ?  It’s a worldly hedonistic overly commercialized gift giving/receiving orgasm perpetrated by humanity’s enemy to keep us from knowing that Christ came to set us free, to reconcile us to God, and to make a way for us to live as a new creation in a new creation.  

Not to be Grinch, let me wish everyone a Merry Christmas.  Let’s enjoy our family and friends.  Let’s celebrate our traditions as we remember Jesus is the reason for the season. 

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Unmasked December 15, 2020

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The roaring voice of all the rebels, free thinkers, green warriors, and New Agers have spoken through the bullhorn of Chicago-style vote counting and the one true outsider ever elected to the presidency is replaced by the quintessential political hack and the Establishment regains control of their swamp.  And all the while the hopelessly deceived can’t see that their swallowed-whole public education indoctrination group-think mindset tells them they’ve struck a blow for freedom by empowering manipulators who will deliver the chains of authoritarianism.    

But maybe I’m being too harsh?  Just stay huddled in your home hoarding your toilet paper listening to the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media and the Tech Lords knowing they’ll tell you all you’ll ever need to know.  Don’t forget to wear your mask if you dare to go out.  And if you see too many cars in your neighbor’s driveway be sure to call the police, they might be pandemic-deniers who need some re-education. 

Look for the coming Biden Boom to decimate our economy as his family’s benefactor, the Red Emperor, leads his slave state to become the largest economy in the world.  The blessings of the Green New Deal will deliver millions of unemployed energy sector workers, four dollar a gallon gas, and rolling blackouts as a power mad bureaucracy of Gia worshipping tree huggers tell us what we can and can’t do with our own property.  The “Tear Down the Wall” chants coupled with free everything will bring an avalanche of illegals overwhelming everything.  Toss in a few new forever wars and presto-chango America First will be discarded in favor of a return to the glorious America Last policies of the Obama years. 

As the coming avalanche of shutdowns, regulations, and bowing down to China destroys the greatest economy ever known ask yourself, “If we cook our Golden Goose, do we still get the golden eggs?” 

Stand-by for coming announcements concerning those guns you thought you had a right to keep and bear.  The governmental gun grabbers will seek to impose astronomical taxes on the guns you already have, on any you try to buy, federal forms to buy ammunition, liability for all gun manufacturers for any and all victims of gun related violence, and of course we must eliminate all those hateful “Assault Rifles” which probably means anything besides a double-barreled shotgun.   

Some might say this is all a conspiracy theory but how can it be a theory when they tell us plainly what they’re planning to do

And here is the tip of the ugliest iceberg of all.  By what I am sure is just a bizarre coincidence the slogan of Placeholder Joe, “Build Back Better” is also the slogan for the Great Reset designed and promoted by the World Economic Forum.   

What is the Great Reset?  The WEF supplies the context, “The Covid-19 crisis, and the political, economic and social disruptions it has caused, is fundamentally changing the traditional context for decision-making. The inconsistencies, inadequacies and contradictions of multiple systems –from health and financial to energy and education – are more exposed than ever amidst a global context of concern for lives, livelihoods and the planet. Leaders find themselves at a historic crossroads, managing short-term pressures against medium- and long-term uncertainties.”   

Using that as a foundation they then describe the opportunity this crisis offers, “As we enter a unique window of opportunity to shape the recovery, this initiative will offer insights to help inform all those determining the future state of global relations, the direction of national economies, the priorities of societies, the nature of business models and the management of a global commons. Drawing from the vision and vast expertise of the leaders engaged across the Forum’s communities, the Great Reset initiative has a set of dimensions to build a new social contract that honours the dignity of every human being.”  Doesn’t that make you feel so honored?  

As if to highlight the use of the Covid-19 plandemic for socio-political purposes former Chief of Staff in the Obama White House Rahm Emanuel, pontificating with fellow Democratic operative masquerading as a journalist George Stephanopoulos, on ABC’s This Week said, “Never allow a crisis to go to waste.  Start planning for the future. This has to be the last pandemic that creates an economic depression. We’re going to have more pandemics, but this has to be the last economic depression.” 

Back in the days before the return of the Ancien régime we used to call this the New World Order.  Those of us stodgy enough to be hung up on our old fashioned uniquely American values and traditions thought that was a bad thing no matter how much our rulers tried to tell us it was all for our good.  But now that the Woke have followed the orders of their programmers and helped provide enough electoral cover and support for the front men of the Deep State to steal an election we’re assured the Great Reset is for our own good.  I wonder why it doesn’t make me feel so good. 

Don’t worry all you cultural Democrats and fellow travelers on your Titanic of Blind Trust in anyone not the Donald, icebergs can’t sink this ship of state if we all pretend it’s unsinkable.  While your pretending, if you can pretend masks work, please pretend I’m wearing one. 

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How to Stay Sane in a World Gone Mad November 16, 2020

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For those of us who support the notion of maintaining the integrity of the great American experiment in personal liberty and economic freedom within the framework of a representative republic operating on democratic principles the events unfolding before us are the stuff of Orwellian nightmares.  Like watching a slow-motion train wreck, we have tuned in day after day to the spectacle of the once celebrated fairness of the American election system descending to a level that would make third-world banana republics, the old Soviet satellites, and Mideast pretend democracies blush.   

Election laws ignored, truckloads of ballots brought in under the cover of darkness and voting machines with pre-programmed winners and losers all covered over and excused by the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media.  And if you think the self-anointing establishment has convinced everyone that their straw man candidate and his Vice Power-behind-the-throne running mate have won anything ask the people who still have plywood up over their windows in the blue state people’s republics. 

Many on the Left have likened their battle to a Revolution, and one I think might resemble more what occurred in Russia in November 1917 than anything that has ever happened in our own History.  Many on the Right call this the preliminary battles of a new Civil War based not on sectional differences but on what Pat Buchanan warned us about more than thirty years ago; a cultural war for the soul of America.  This bewildering landscape with votes both legal and illegal scattered all over the place is a great battlefield and those who seek fairness must stand with Lincoln who hoped after the bloodbath of Gettysburg, “that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” 

And we can echo the sentiments of Reagan who during his magnificent fight to restore America said, “You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children’s children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.” 

This thing is still very much up in the air.  And if we don’t want the Prince of the Power of the Air to win on all fronts it is absolutely critical that those who believe in the power of prayer in Jesus’ name do not lose heart.  We can spend our days glued to the TV or searching the Internet for news or we can instead recall that God is in control.  It was a miracle that gave us President Trump in the first place, and we can still believe for a miracle today.  Don’t give up.  Don’t despair.  Remember, “A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you.”  And, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”  We can trust Him.  So why worry when we can pray. 

Ultimately the path I am advocating can be summed up in the chorus to an old song, “Turn your eyes upon Jesus, Look full in His wonderful face, and the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace.” 

Keep the faith.  Keep the peace.  We shall overcome. 

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America’s Most Pro-Life President November 2, 2020

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For those of us with even a passing knowledge of biology the idea that life begins at conception is not a religious or moral decision it is an empirical fact.  Within the impregnated egg is the spark of life.  In tandem with this is the knowledge that this fertilized egg contains the genetic code for a unique individual, a member of the human family.  For those who believe God is the source of all life we know the fundamental genesis of this reality even if we don’t know the particulars of a specific case.  This last sentence could be called an article of faith.  The three preceding sentences are not a leap in the dark.  They are fact-based and undeniable.

In 1973, the Supreme Court gave the world a perfect example of politically motivated myth making when they supposedly discovered the right to privacy hidden in the words of the Fourth Amendment.  This Amendment never mentions privacy and actually deals with unreasonable searches and seizures.  The imperial Supreme Court by declaring abortion a civil right was in effect legislating and not adjudicating.  Ever since, Americans who believe life is given by God and shouldn’t be taken by man have longed for a President who would do more than espouse pro-life values during election campaigns.

The following list highlights President Trump’s massive efforts to support the pro-life community and their on-going campaign to protect the unborn who are dying daily in this silent holocaust.

  1. Ended funding of groups that perform and promote abortion overseas

Right after his inauguration one of President Trump’s first actions reinstated the “Mexico City Policy.”  This is a policy prohibiting any non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that receive U.S. aid from performing and promoting abortion overseas.  It is regularly imposed by Republicans and ended by Democrats.

And he not only reinstated the policy, Trump expanded it into a new Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance program.  The President directed the Secretary of State to make sure that the ban on the use of American taxpayer funds for overseas abortions is now in place in any global health programs to which our government provide assistance.

  1. Appointed pro-life judges

During the final presidential debate with Hillary Clinton in 2016, challenger Donald Trump stated, “I am pro-life, and I will be appointing pro-life judges.”

In the ensuing three and a half years he has fulfilled that promise nominating three judges to the U.S. Supreme Court. Justice Neil Gorsuch, Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

In a recent report the Heritage Foundation stated that Trump’s federal judiciary confirmations number 218.  According to Breitbart News by the end of his first term, President Trump and the Republican Senate have confirmed more judges to the federal judiciary in one term than any recent administration.

  1. Signed a resolution that allows states to end Planned Parenthood’s family planning funding

In April 2017, Trump signed a resolution that overturned an rule imposed by President Obama that forced states to grant Title X family planning funds to Planned Parenthood.

  1. Defunded the pro-abortion United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Under orders from President Trump the State Department has ended U.S. funding of UNFPA .  Funding that the Obama administration required flowed to this international agency linked by so-called human rights activists to the unqualified support of population control programs such as China’s “one-child policy.  A Policy that in many cases included coercive abortion.

  1. Required health insurance companies to reveal plans that cover abortion.

Under Obama Care people were forced to purchase insurance policies that included payments for abortion services, often without disclosing that fact to those compelled to purchase them.  The Trump Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) stripped away this masked funding program for abortion mills.  In 2018 HHS issued a rule requiring health insurers to reveal if their plans cover abortion.

  1. New rules regarding HHS contraceptive mandate

Breaking from the unqualified support demanded by the Obama Administration the Trump departments of HHS, Treasury, and Labor issued two rules providing protection for both religious objectors, such as the Little Sisters of the Poor, and moral objectors, such as pro-life organizations from the HHS contraceptive mandate to provide insurance that pays for contraceptives or abortifacient drugs.

  1. New Office for Conscience Protection at HHS

The new Conscience and Religious Freedom division of the Office for Civil Rights opened in January 2018.  This newly formed division established by the Trump HHS is tasked with protecting health care providers who don’t want to fund abortions from discrimination.

  1. Established that abortion is not family planning

Before President Trump Title X, the federal grant program that provides funding for family planning services provided vast amounts of money to the abortion mills of America.  Effectively blocking about $60 million in American tax payer funding from flowing to Planned Parenthood and other abortion provider the Trump HHS released a rule 1n February 2019 ending this bountiful giveaway instituted by the Obama Administration.  President Trump’s action now prohibits the use of Title X funds to “perform, promote, refer for, or support abortion as a method of family planning.”

  1. Ending taxpayer-funded research using bodies of aborted babies

The Trump HHS announced In June 2019, that taxpayer funding would no longer be provided for research programs using human fetal tissue derived from the body parts of aborted babies.

  1. Clarified abortion is not a civil right

Rebuking the pro-abortion U.N. and World Health Organization (W.H.O.) the Trump Administration eliminated both gender identity, termination of pregnancy, and abortion from the federal government’s official definition of sex discrimination implemented by the Obama administration.

Going beyond trying to protect life only in the United States President Trump led a 32-nation signing ceremony declaring that there is no international right to abortion.

The rule protects health care entities that receive federal funding from being required to participate in, or pay for, abortions.

The declaration states, “in no case should abortion be promoted as a method of family planning … and … the family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.”

This action brought praise from pro-life leaders.  The national director of Priests for Life, Father Frank Pavone, observed, “This is the first time these nations have committed to working together – despite cultural and religious differences – to ensure that human rights are extended to every member of the human family.”

The President of the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) a group that tracks Trump’s pro-life wins, Marjorie Dannenfelser said,

Abortion is not health care. Sovereign nations have the right to protect their most vulnerable citizens, including the unborn, and to be free from bullying and coercive efforts to expand abortion on demand. From day one, President Trump and his administration have worked to stop the exportation of abortion, making respect for life the official policy of the United States in our international relations. We join our friends around the world in celebrating this landmark declaration, which builds on the Trump administration’s commitment to promote authentic human rights and dignity at every turn.

And the president of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles Alfonso Aguilar said, “President Trump is standing for the defense of life in the Americas like no other president in history.”

  1. Became the first president to appear in person to address the March for Life

In January 2020, for the first time a sitting president attended the annual March for Life in Washington, DC, this is the largest pro-life event in the nation every year. 

In the past Republican presidents opposed to abortion, including Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, did not personally attending the march perhaps seeking to avoid being too strongly associated with demonstrators eager to outlaw the procedure. Instead of attending they sent remarks for others to deliver, spoke via telephone hookup or invited organizers to the White House.  All marks of support however, they never attended the march.

Breaking this precedent Donald Trump delivered his words to the gathering in person saying, “Today as President of the United States, I am truly proud to stand with you.”

  1. Signed executive order protecting infants born alive

In September, while attending the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast President Trump announced, “Today I’m announcing that I will be signing the Born Alive executive order to ensure that all precious babies born alive, no matter their circumstances, receive the medical care that they deserve. This is our sacrosanct moral duty.  We are also increasing federal funding for the neonatal research to ensure that every child has the very best chance to thrive and to grow.”

The President also said, “I will always protect the vital role of religion and prayer in American society.  And I will always defend the sacred right to life.”

President Trump wrote in a letter outlining Joe Biden’s embrace of the Democrat Party’s extreme position of abortion on demand, at taxpayer expense.  Contrasting his goals with those of the rabidly pro-abortion democrat President Trump said the if re-elected, he will work to “continue the transformation of the federal judiciary, finally pass and sign into law pro-life legislation, including the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, and the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.”  The president also pledged in early September to defund Planned Parenthood if elected to a second term.

Marjorie Dannenfelser, the previously mentioned president of the SBA List, serves as national co-chair with Christina Bennett, of Pro-Life Voices for Trump praised the President’s  leadership and referred to his many accomplishments as “groundbreaking.”

Dannenfelser said, “In just one term, Trump has become the most pro-life president our nation has ever seen.”

She added, “In 2016 then-candidate Donald Trump’s groundbreaking written commitments were instrumental to mobilizing pro-life voters to propel him to victory however, there is more work to be done.”

Pointing to the President’s letter offering his commitments for a second term Dannenfelser said, it is “further proof of pro-life momentum heading into this pivotal election.”

Noting that she believed pro-life issues would become a plus for the President in the election Dannenfelser believes,  “Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’s support for abortion on-demand, paid for by taxpayers is extreme, immoral, and will prove to be a loser at the ballot box.”

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Empires Rise and Empires Fall October 21, 2020

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Almost everyone has heard the saying of Winston Churchill, “Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it.”  It’s true that one of the most important benefits of studying History is that it gives us the opportunity to learn from the mistakes of others.  However, a careful study of History teaches us that this seldom happens.  Which is why I’ve added an addendum to Churchill’s famous saying, “Those who do study History are doomed to watch everyone else repeat it.” 

Looking back over the grand sweep of History we see that all nations and empires rise and fall.  From the ancient cultures of China, Babylonia, Egypt, and Rome to more modern examples such as the Spanish, Russian, French, German, and British empires and in an almost textbook case the USSR we see that no matter how powerful, enduring, or effective these societies have been in projecting their power, providing an ordered life for their citizens, and maintaining control they’ve all passed from the scene.  

We’ve all heard some of our self-declared enlightened pundits compare modern day America to Rome just before the fall.  True there are many parallels such as military over-reach, deficit spending, inflation, crumbling infrastructure, and metastasizing bureaucracy.  I guess the example of Rome is used because so many people can relate to it.   

However, if we look at the other examples mentioned we see that these same deteriorating conditions existed across the board.  These malignant outgrowths of the hyper centralization of government are often highlighted and pronounced by pontifical pundits and academics as the litmus test for evaluating where along the trajectory to the dustbin of History a society may be at any specific time.  

While not disputing that these indicators of decay are evident as waystations to dissolution, I would like to add one more that is seldom if ever mentioned: the rise of leaders who betray the central values, ethics, and morals upon which the society stands. 

John Adams, one of the principle framers of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution who served as the first Vice President and as the second president said, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.  It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” 

In many ways America has morphed from a shining city on a hill into a cesspool that makes Sodom and Gomorrah look like puritan pitstops on the way to Pee-Wee Herman’s playhouse.  However, we’re still the go-to destination for all the poor huddled masses around the world.  One of the problems of this is that most of them have never known anything besides authoritarian socialist government.  And though the tragic results of those governments are what caused them to make the perilous journey here they seem to automatically vote for the American version of the failed systems they left.  Much as the refugees from California, Illinois, and New York all appear dedicated into turning Iowa, Arizona, and Maine into smaller versions of the failed states they’ve fled.  With these uninformed additions along with those who vote not by thought but by habit we currently have roughly half the people in America ready to vote for the final transformation of our country into a socialist paradise à la Venezuela.  

The reason this governmental rot appears to be spreading like COVID in our society is that we as a people have lost our moorings.  We’ve abandoned the fundamentals of the Christian faith: first, to love God above all else and second to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. 

The outward societal expression of this love does not mean we should turn the safety net of compassion established for the needy into a hammock for the lazy.  But it does mean we should provide decent and respectful care for those who cannot care for themselves while encouraging everyone to achieve to the best of their abilities.  It does not mean we should facilitate or allow violence and civil unrest.  But we should provide and protect space for the free exercise of free speech in all its many forms.  It does not mean that we should tax people into poverty and spend future generations into hopelessness.  But we should contribute for the maintenance of a government of, by, and for the people.  And that government should be filled with citizen legislators.  Not professional politicians, intent only on keeping an iron grip on power so they can line their own pockets and those of their families and supporters with the loot confiscated from others. 

Once we instinctively knew these things. They were the mother’s milk of American pride and self-reliance.  Today after generations of students taught what to think instead of how to think we are faced with the spectacle of masses of people supporting socialism who don’t know the history or the 100% tragic results of socialist experiments through History.  We’re confronted with shouting mobs crying out for the centralizing agenda of dedicated statists in the name of anarchy and with continuing conflagrations in our cities ignited by people who want better lives while burning down their own neighborhoods. 

What we need is a revival of Christianity in an increasingly pagan America.  Let those who see the light be the beacons of love Christ called us to be not conduits of condemnation who turn their noses up at anything that doesn’t resemble them or theirs.  Living as we do in a representative republic which operates with democratic input, we as citizens should vote our conscious.  Vote only for those who will uphold your beliefs remembering always that when we choose the lesser of two evils, we’re still choosing evil. 

The ultimate source for our guidance as always is God’s Word.  Speaking through the author of Second Chronicles the Spirit tells us, “if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”  And on a more personal note Joshua exhorted the ever wavering Israelites saying, “And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” 

And while God’s Word is the ultimate source of wisdom there is much to find among the words of men.  Winston Churchill reminded us, “A nation that forgets its past has no future.” 

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