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Thursday, July 19, 2007

This is Extortion, Plain & Simple

If the President "caves in" to this latest demand coming in September by the Socialist/Communist Democrats and Republicans now in office - if he sets this arbitrary time table for removing troops from the battlefield, then true Americans are without a leader and there could, and may should be, riots in the streets.
This is not a call for violence, nor is it a defense of President Bush or to be understood at all as a defense of the conduct of the war in Afghanistan or Iraq. I have serious disagreements with the administration over many aspects of their conduct of the war. But loyal, patriotic Americans will not and should not tolerate the leaders of the house and senate interfering with the office of the President as commander-in-chief. All of the prating about a “mandate” to end the war aside, it was NOT a mandate to remove the commander-in-chief’s authority in the military chain of command or run around encouraging our enemies and enacting new foreign policy. These are acts of treason and by law and reason, cannot be allowed to take place. Every act that shows us as double-minded about the war effort, gives hope to a terribly degraded enemy. These acts will cause everything in our nation to be reduced to anarchy. Some want and call for that. There is a movement out there being conducted by international interest, that has as it’s goal, to OWN America and control all of it’s wealth and people. The leadership of America is being reduced by the internationalist to being nothing more than “bell-cows” for outside interest.
This act of declaring the war lost/and or un-winnable by Harry Reed & Nancy Pelosi is the political/moral equivalent of the President declaring himself as President-for-life and suspending both houses and the courts. Their act, in it’s simplest terms is extortion. One can not point to someone else’s incompetence or bad behavior to justify their unlawful actions. Americans need to rise up in September and be heard supporting the troops.
This usurping of authority by blackmail, is the strategy of thieves and thugs, not honorable men and women. It has, too long, been the coin of the realm in our nation’s capitol as well as many state and local governments. In this case, it endangers the lives and safety of our Armed Forces by encouraging the already too bold terrorist.
There are many Americans, I believe, who will NOT allow this to take place, even if they have to resort to violence. I shudder for our Country as these “black-mail” tactics are employed to circumvent the President and impose their own political agenda at the expense of our troop‘s lives. I don’t believe that our founding fathers ever dreamed that such schemes would be allowed to take place. I also believe this type of scheme is the reason why the second amendment was written into the US Constitution. This is the very reason they saw a need for armed private citizens. (NOTE: It seems to be rather stupid to think the founding fathers would use the bill of rights in the Constitution to state the obvious, that our military would be armed.)
It is apparent to me and I’m sure many others, that the personality disorders that drive these ego-maniacs to want total control, in this nation, of every aspect of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is what’s behind all of this. What we have been watching for seven years, is the “ripening of the fruit” from the tree of Narcissism. The demos lost so much face in the 2000 elections and again in 2004, that it has pushed them over the edge into desperation mode. The disgust shown the Republicans in the 2006 elections was a mandate for ethics, not surrender. Our voters elected desperate people in 2006 and desperate people are dangerous people and will often provoke peaceful, passive people into violate conflict. Our nation moves ever closer to open sectarian strife.
I call on all Americans, Pray to whatever higher power you believe in and those who reject the idea of a higher power do whatever it is you do when you feel the need of “outside help.” We are in serious trouble as a nation, and “we the people” are the only ones who can fix it. To do that, we must come together first, as Americans.
Many years ago, a lot of us could see the writing on the wall. The communist were making a bid to take over our nation and destroy our constitutional republic form of government. Somewhere in that conversation the idea was presented that out of the Military Academies was a secret group of men who would go on to become the Generals and Admirals known only to themselves, who would step forward in a crisis, throw out the Socialist/Communist politicians and restore the US Constitution. I don’t know if that is true or not, but if that is true, fellows, if you are out there, NOW might be about time.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The High Price Of Free Corn

The Wild and Free Pigs of the Okefenokee Swamp
In a realistic style, this story illustrates what the U.S. government and the UN are doing to the people of America and the world. When thinking of Constitutional violations by our politicians, think of this parable.
Some years ago, about 1900, an old trapper from North Dakota hitched up some horses to his Studebaker wagon, packed a few possessions, especially his traps -- and drove south.
Several weeks later he stopped in a small town just north of the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia. It was a Saturday morning -- a lazy day -- when he walked into the general store. Sitting around the pot-bellied stove were seven or eight of the town's local citizens.
The traveler spoke, “Gentlemen, could you direct me to the Okefenokee Swamp?”
Some of the old-timers looked at him like he was crazy. “You must be a stranger in these parts,” they said.
“I am. I'm from North Dakota,” said the stranger.
“In the Okefenokee Swamp are thousands of wild hogs,” one old man explained. “A man who goes into the swamp by himself asks to die!”
He lifted up his leg. “I lost half my leg here, to the pigs of the swamp.”
Another old fellow said, “Look at the cuts on me; look at my arm bit off!”
“Those pigs have been free since the Revolution, eating snakes and rooting out roots and fending for themselves for over a hundred years. They’re wild and they're dangerous. You can’t trap them. No man dare go into the swamp by himself.”
Every man nodded his head in agreement.
The old trapper said, “Thank you so much for the warning. Now could you direct me to the swamp?”
They said, “Well, yeah, it's due south -- straight down the road.” But they begged the stranger not to go, because they knew he'd meet a terrible fate.
He said, “Sell me ten sacks of corn, and help me load them into the wagon."
And they did.
Then the old trapper bid them farewell and drove on down the road. The townsfolk thought they'd never see him again. Two weeks later the man came back. He pulled up to the general store, got down off the wagon, walked in and bought ten more sacks of corn. After loading it up he went back down the road toward the swamp.
Two weeks later he returned and, again, bought ten sacks of corn. This went on for a month. And then two months, and three. Every week or two the old trapper would come into town on a Saturday morning, load up ten sacks of corn and drive off south into the swamp.
The stranger soon became a legend in the little village and the subject of much speculation. People wondered what kind of devil had possessed this man, that he could go into the Okefenokee by himself and not be consumed by the wild and free hogs.
One morning the man came into town as usual. Everyone thought he wanted more corn. He got off the wagon and went into the store where the usual group of men were gathered around the stove. He took off his gloves.
“Gentlemen,” he said, “I need to hire about ten or fifteen wagons. I need twenty or thirty men. I have six thousand hogs out in the swamp, penned up, and they’re all hungry. I’ve got to get them to market right away.”
“You’ve WHAT in the swamp?” asked the storekeeper, incredulously.
“I have six thousand hogs penned up. They haven’t eaten for two or three days, and they’ll starve if I don't get back there to feed and take care of them.”
One of the old-timers said, “You mean you've captured the wild hogs of the Okefenokee?”
“That's right.”
“How did you do that? What did you do?” the men urged, breathlessly.
One of them exclaimed, “But I lost my arm!”
“I lost my brother!” cried another.
“I lost my leg to those wild boars!” chimed a third.
The trapper said, “Well, the first week I went in there they were wild all right. They hid in the undergrowth and wouldn't come out. I dared not get off the wagon. So I spread corn along behind the wagon. Every day I'd spread a sack of corn.
“The old pigs would have nothing to do with it. But the younger pigs decided that it was easier to eat free corn than it was to root out roots and catch snakes. So the very young began to eat the corn first.
“I did this every day. Pretty soon, even the old pigs decided that it was easier to eat free corn, after all, they were all free; they were not penned up. They could run off in any direction they wanted at any time.
“The next thing was to get them used to eating in the same place all the time. So, I selected a clearing, and I started putting the corn in the clearing.
“At first they wouldn't come to the clearing. It was too far. It was too open. It was a nuisance to them.
“But the very young decided that it was easier to take the corn in the clearing than it was to root out roots and catch their own snakes. And not long thereafter, the older pigs also decided that it was easier to come to the clearing every day.
“And so the pigs learned to come to the clearing every day to get their free corn. They could still subsidize their diet with roots and snakes and whatever else they wanted. After all, they were all free. They could run in any direction at any time. There were no bounds upon them.
“The next step was to get them used to fence posts. So I put fence posts all the way around the clearing. I put them in the underbrush so that they wouldn't get suspicious or upset, after all, they were just sticks sticking up out of the ground, like the trees and the brush. The corn was there every day. It was easy to walk in between the posts, get the corn, and walk back out.
“This went on for a week or two. Shortly they became very used to walking into the clearing, getting the free corn, and walking back out through the fence posts.
“The next step was to put one rail down at the bottom. I also left a few openings, so that the older, fatter pigs could walk through the openings and the younger pigs could easily jump over just one rail, after all, it was no real threat to their freedom or independence -- they could always jump over the rail and flee in any direction at any time.
“Now I decided that I wouldn't feed them every day. I began to feed them every other day. On the days I didn't feed them, the pigs still gathered in the clearing. They squealed, and they grunted, and they begged and pleaded with me to feed them -- but I only fed them every other day. Then I put a second rail around the posts.
“Now the pigs became more and more desperate for food. Because now they were no longer used to going out and digging their own roots and finding their own food, they now needed me. They needed my corn every other day.
“So I trained them that I would feed them every day if they came in through a gate and I put up a third rail around the fence.
“But it was still no great threat to their freedom, because there were several gates and they could run in and out at will.
“Finally I put up the fourth rail. Then I closed all the gates but one, and I fed them very, very well."
“Yesterday I closed the last gate and today I need you to help me take these pigs to market for slaughter.”
The price of free corn?
The parable of the pigs has a serious moral lesson. This story is about federal money being used to bait, trap and enslave a once free and independent people.
Federal welfare, in its myriad forms, has reduced not only individuals to a state of dependency; state and local governments are also on the fast track to elimination, due to their functions being subverted by the command and control structures of federal “revenue sharing” programs.
Please copy this parable and send it to all of your state and local elected leaders and other concerned citizens. Tell them “Just say NO to federal corn.”
The bacon you save may be your own!

Monday, July 09, 2007



"This is the most important day in the life of The United States of America and in our lives as Americans. This is NOT taking away the importance of “The Resurrection” - “The Christmas Celebration” of the birth of our Lord and Savior or the day we were brought to salvation by the Holy Spirit. This is the celebration of thanksgiving to the Lord that there is a great FREE nation that exists and we were born into it!"........Ed

I am just as grateful for the grace of God being given me for my birth as a citizen of the United States of America as I am grateful for Him choosing me for salvation. I could have come into this world in a godless communist nation as millions did, or perhaps I could have come into this world in a “false-god” Muslim nation and never have a chance to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ as millions of others have.
This month we celebrate the “birthday” of our nation. July 4th. 1776, was the day the “Declaration of Independence” was signed and we became a nation of “equal in value people” created as such under the leadership of God Almighty Himself. We became a nation of people who declared to the world, for the first time in the history of mankind, that mankind’s rights were “endowed” by no less than God Himself, not kings and parliaments of men. We have lost that precious truth some where along the line. We are being taught that “the government” is to be our “all-in-all” support and supply system. We are hearing more and more of this godless communistic and socialist philosophy being spoken by even the leaders who claim to be “born again Christians.” The Lord God is to be our supply, our shield and our nurture. He does this by using our hard work and best efforts to honor Him and provide for ourselves. He multiplies our efforts with His grace and mercy. We have a Lord God Almighty in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ, we do not need a “nanny state” type of government attempting to draw us into idol worship.

We have come a long way in the past 40 years. We’ve created a dysfunctional society where self reliance, pride in one's self and a sense of God’s Word being the supreme standard of right and wrong has been thrown aside.. Instead, God’s Word is no longer studied, esteemed or even valued.
We have allowed our government and media to say to people that you are not at fault for what you do. You are victims, little children who can't look after yourselves. The government has worked it’s way into a “great benefactor” that must be obeyed at the point of a gun. Rather than “rights” and blessings of protection and provision coming from the Great Creator God, all now comes from an omnipotent government.
We have told our minorities that everything that goes wrong is the result of racism. Shift blame for every failure in your life to someone else, you cannot succeed in a racist society. Assume no responsibility for your mistakes.
We have told the dysfunctional that we will look after you no matter how egregiously you act. We have excused crime saying that poverty creates crime, when we all instinctively know that it is the crime that creates poverty.
We have told young women that it okay to have babies without being married and having the father in the home being a responsible adult. There is no stigma attached to bearing illegitimate children - in fact if you have a baby we will shower you with money and benefits so you can move out of your parent's house and have even more babies. Even if this guarantees your babies will be raised in poverty. We have told young men that it is okay to father as many children as you can. The government will assume the father's traditional role and look after the mother and babies.
And most importantly, we have called morals old fashioned and judgmental. What right does society have to say that something is right or wrong? And what have we gotten for this? (not to mention over $1 trillion we have spent on the poor) Citizens who, at the first sign of trouble, stand around bewildered. You see it on the news. Faces screaming, "Helpme!", "Tell me what to do!" God help us, we're reaping what we sowed.
Psalm 37:23 says "The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way." This simply means when you come into the light, (You are born again) when God the Holy Spirit “quickens” you and frees your mind from the bondage of the devil's control, you begin to walk in the knowledge of God, your steps are ordered, established, solidified, straight, upright, and honest because God is in control of your mind. He manifest himself in your thoughts; that leads to a change in your attitudes and that directs your actions and behavior. This is NOT what you do, this is what GOD, through the Holy Spirit is doing in and through you. He is NOT violating your “will” He has made you alive and free from sin and for the very first time you can now, of your own self-will, choose to surrender your will to Him Who has set you free. You were a slave to sin, He paid the price to set you free and you chose to stand against the doorpost, have the hole pierced through your ear and willingly become His slave. My will is no longer free, I have surrendered it to Him Who purchased me. Only those people who have had the righteousness of Jesus imputed to them are entitled to have the Lord delight in them and “direct their steps.”
1) Please be praying for our friends in India. I have not been able to get a response to my emails and letters. The last contact I had with them, pastor Subash was out of jail on bond and had gone back to the village where he had been arrested and was preaching again. He had six people make professions of faith and two ladies insisted on being Baptized, in public, right away. They sent me the pictures and I have not heard from them since.
2) Please pray for our brothers and sisters in Ukraine. The Bible Institute is continuing to grow (slowly) and the workers are facing difficult times because of the economy. Brother Nestruck, the former President of the National Bible Institute, is now the President of the entire Baptist Union of Ukraine and our friend, pastor Kasprov, who was the senior pastor of the Khmelnitsky region has moved up to Vice-President of the Baptist Union. All in all, our people are making a difference in their nation for the Lord. I was always so very proud of their love for, and devotion to the Lord Jesus. And over there it’s not always easy or convenient to serve the Lord. Please keep them in your prayers.
3) Please be praying for IMPACT MINISTRIES as we are going through a slump in funding. The opportunities to preach always slow down during the summer and that is the main source of income after the gifts of our faithful friends and the IMPACT family. We could not do all that we do without the faithful prayers and monthly support of the churches and individuals who help us. We are helping support a very special young lady, daughter of one of our disciples, who is on mission working at a home for troubled youth down in Trinidad. She should be home sometime around late August or early September. After this she has been accepted for a two year assignment in South Africa. We hope to help raise support for this work as well. Please pray for her safety and well being while she is there and as she travels back to the US later.
4) Pray for Miss Marie and I, as we have moved our church membership to West Highland Baptist Church. We have found a sweet fellowship where we believe we have been lead by the Lord to go to work. Pastor Larry Galbreath has been a close friend and brother for well over twenty years and we look forward to all the work that the Lord has for us to do for Him together. We are still available for discipling classes to develop “equippers” in the local churches, to help make preparation for mission trips, revivals and to do preaching supply. Please remember that we come on a love offering basis. Our health has been pretty much level for some time now. I’m just not as strong as I once was, but as long as I pace myself I don’t hurt too bad as I work. Miss Marie is having some trouble with her knees and the heel of her left foot but other than that we are doing quite well for our mileage! …Ed