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Thursday, April 30, 2009

100 Days Of Communism

One hundred days after the inauguration of B. Hussein Obama and we have a sickness of "pandemic proportions" on our hands. Not only that, but multiple communistic measures have passed congress, including the new budget. Some car manufacturers are now owned by the government and there is a national shortage of guns and ammo.
The bottom line? No progress.
Obama, you are not God.
Obama's Hamiltonian schemes have only helped America further toward her demise.
It's an interesting irony...today is the 33rd anniversary of the unconditional surrender of the South Vietnamese to the Communists of Northern Vietnam. Unconditional. After all the blood, sweat, and tears to keep Vietnam free.
Now, I won't get into the politics of whether or not we should have been there, I believe we should have been. Our guys did a heck of a job, but were shot down by their own government.
Those were the days of warriors.
From the beginning of this nations history, warriors, people who were ready, willing and able to fight in defense of the things they held dear, were an accepted part of society. Although perhaps misunderstood at times, it was realized that there were things worth fighting and killing and dying for.
That all changed after Korea.
American soldiers were trained to fight for values, sent overseas, but when they returned they were outcasts.
America has lost her warrior spirit. The feminization of our culture has taken over everything, including the military. True warriors are frowned upon as radical idealists.

I trust, with God's help and by his grace, that our descendants will not have to say that America was unconditionally surrendered to the enemy.

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Monday, April 27, 2009

"Symbols Of Rascism And Hatred"...

That's what Auburn councilman Arthur Dowdell called the Confederate flag. After he ripped four up from private burial plots, placed there by the United Daughters of the Confederacy to commemorate Confederate memorial day. What a slam on our heritage! Not only was it misrepresented, the graves of our fallen sires were desecrated.
I think it could be more truly stated that the US flag is a symbol of tyranny and debauchery.

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Monday, April 20, 2009

Two Massacres...

On this day in 1999, the massacre at Columbine high school occurred. Two men, products of the Government indoctrination system (aka public school) shot 34 people before shooting themselves. This was a terrible tradgedy, but frankly the environment fostered by the public school system was the cause. Although most would probably say that public schools teach citizens to abide by the law, school premises are free of armed law abiding citizens and are not safe places.

April 20th is also Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Day. The common denominator in both cases is the absence of firearms in the hands of just citizens, and I mean just by God's standards.


He who has set the limits to our life has at the same time entrusted to us its care; He has provided means and helps to preserve it; He has also made us able to foresee dangers; that they may not overwhelm us unaware, He has offered precautions and remedies. Now it is very clear what our duty is: thus, if the Lord has committed to us the protection of our life, our duty is to protect it; if He offers helps, to use them; if He forewarns us of dangers, not to plunge headlong; if He makes remedies available, not to neglect them.
- John Calvin

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Upcoming Events At The Circa History Guild

I've done several posts in the past on events we have attended at the Circa History Guild in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Here are several events that look very interesting.

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“Confederate Hero of The Titanic” by Bill Potter Thursday, April 16th Circa historian Bill Potter will present a program in honor of the men of RMS Titanic who gave their lives so that women and children would live. The remarkable story of a Civil War veteran and his son who are part of the Titanic legacy, will be the focus of the program.

- Bill Potter will present a program on America's Scotch-Irish heritage on Thursday night, May 7th. Few, if any immigrant groups could claim to have had a more far reaching impact on American culture and history than the Scotch Irish. There will also be a short performance by some young Irish dance specialists.

-“Our Celtic Heritage” with Charlie Zahm! Friday, May 8th at 7:00pm
Cost: $10.00 12 & over, $5.00 under 12
Please RSVP to BPotter@CircaHistory.com or call 678-352-1775.


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April 15th

Thought for the day...

"Republicans believe every day is the fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15"
- Ronald Reagan

It's Tea Time, people!

Hmmmm... I wonder what folks will be spending their refund on?

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Blogoversary!

One year ago, my mom asked me to start a blog. As a family we did not approve of things like blogs, facebook, etc. It's not that we think those things are a sin, we just chose not to use them.

Well, imagine how surprised I was when she asked me to do this!
It's been alot of fun.
I've learned a ton and met lots of great people. I really appreciate the encouragement I have received from family and friends, though I must confess I do feel quite unworthy of your compliments.

Here's to many more years of "blogging fa' the glen"!

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Monday, April 13, 2009

The Good Guys Win!


"Aim small, miss small..."

Praise the Lord for a wonderful ending!

I have to give Obama credit for authorizing use of lethal force. This is the way to conduct foreign policy, people!
Captain Phillips is an incredible example of leadership. I can only imagine what was going through his mind! He could have been killed at a moments notice but he risked that for the safety of his crew.
SEAL Team 6 owned it! Head shots are very difficult, let alone the fact that both boats were swaying with the water.

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Friday, April 10, 2009

Victim? Or Not?

In light of the recent mass shootings, here is an interesting video. This guy is incredible!



Warning: I noticed one bad word at 07:03 in the clip.

One of the points Mr. Thomas brings up is the importance of training.

I found this article today and was amused by the absolute lack of safety precautions used by those guys.
This little guy knows how to handle firearms better than any of those teenagers.
He has had the proper training.


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Agrarianism vs. Industrialism

My good friend Daniel left an interesting comment in my post on Hamilton's curse.

In response to my statement,...
As Christians, we believe in providing for ourselves, living off the land, and being self sufficient. We are accountable to God for our actions, through His accountability system. We are unlike everyone else, who relies on the government for their daily bread, and bows down to the god of government. Everyone falls into one of these two categories, there is no gray area.

He asked...

I would also be interested to hear you defend your premise that Christians, by definition, believe in "living off the land, and being self-sufficient." Would you, for example, argue against a Christian merchant living in the city and subsisting on goods purchased from other citizens rather than provided by himself for himself? Wouldn't this fall into a third category of "Dependent (even partially) upon private enterprise"?
I'm certainly not arguing against self-sufficiency and the agrarian lifestyle; indeed I find them highly commendable. But I think you'd be hard pressed to argue that they are among the basic tenets of the faith.

He was essentially asking for me to show him "chapter, verse" and I cannot do that, simply because I do not know of any pattern, precept, or principle in the Bible that supports my statement. This is very serious. I should have prefaced my statement with, "in my opinion", or something that didn't make it sound like I was getting that from scripture.

I would like to say a few more things about this but I'd like to define these terms first. First of all, let me say that this is strictly my opinion based on the historical implications of the Industrial Revolution.

Agrarianism is defined by Scripture based self-sufficiency. I don't think self-sufficiency is strictly defined as living off of the land, although it can be. The father is the primary teacher/trainer with the stay at home mother as his support.

Industrialism is defined by being dependent upon others for daily bread. The father works outside the home and the mother may or may not, although she has the primary responsibility for raising the children.

I cannot call dependency a sin, because we are all dependent on someone to some extent. Hopefully, it's God who we're ultimately dependent on.
I do believe that Industrialism is an evil institution because it seeks to make a family or individual ultimately dependent on it instead of God. It's something that should be avoided at all risks but many of us are forced to

Thank you, Daniel, for correcting me on this point.

If you or anyone else have questions about anything I've said or written, please challenge me on that issue.

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Monday, April 6, 2009

Anniversary Of Debecka Pass


On this day six years ago, a little known battle was fought between 26 members of the US Special Forces (Green Berets), Operational Detachment Alpha's 391, 392, and 044, along with 80 Kurdish fighters, and about 152 members of the Iraqi Republican guard, Saddam Hussein's elite bodyguard unit.

In a thrilling display of skill, the Green Berets, almost singlehandedly defeated the Iraqis at Debecka Pass, a strategic crossroads connecting the cities of Mosul and Kirkuk. The complete story of this battle from one of the participants can be read in a book entitled Roughneck Nine-One. It shows the genius behind the Green Beret philosophy: that a small group of well trained, well armed men can soundly defeat a superior force. I especially like it because there are no women in the Green Berets. In fact, one of the more humorous parts of the book involves a discussion between the author and a woman reporter, who berates him for firing on the fleeing enemy. He calmly and patiently explains "the rules of land warfare", that the fleeing Iraqis constitute an armed enemy and that armed enemies are to be killed until they surrender.
There is a fair amount of bad language in the book, so use discretion.

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Hamilton's Curse: A Review


Among other things, History is an account of a power struggle, which began in the Garden of Eden, and continues to this day. This struggle pits man against God for the power to control. As Christians, we know that this is nothing more than man breaking himself against the unbreakable laws of God.
The older I become, the more I realize that there is nothing new under the sun. Today, we rant and rave about how the Constitution is being broken daily, when it has been broken on an almost daily basis since it's ratification.

Thomas DiLorenzo's book, Hamilton's curse, is a superb chronology of the struggle between those who sought to place the ultimate governing power in the hands of a central government and those who opposed that philosophy.

After the thirteen colonies declared independence, two main political parties were at war. The Federalists and the Anti-Federalists.
The Federalists were attempting to get the Constitution ratified and a central government established. This party included men like Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, and George Washington.
The Anti-Federalists were attempting to shoot down the Federalist agenda and included men like Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and James Madison.
As History shows, the Constitution was ratified, but not without some amendments, agreed to as a compromise, authored by Patrick Henry. Henry sat down and composed what would essentially be a stonewall between the government and our God-given rights. This is known as the Bill of Rights, which has stood the test of time, though it is crumbling rapidly.
After working so hard to get the Constitution ratified, most Federalists threw up their hands in disgust. Henry had foiled them. So they decided to get their own men in power and reinterpret the constitution to suit their agenda. For instance, the famous Commerce clause was twisted by Hamilton to give the government power over all all commerce, not just that which was specifically specifically delegated.

...(Hamilton invented) the theory of "war powers". The Constitution does give the central government the power to "provide for the common defense", but Hamilton interpreted that to mean that unlimited resources should be given to the military powers during wartime, including conscription and a standing army in peacetime. (The Constitution specifically limits the existence of a standing army to 2 years.) He also wanted government to nationalize all industries related to the military, which in today's world would mean virtually all industries.
-from page 32

Thomas Jefferson, Hamilton's greatest political enemy, voiced his opposition to the concept of a standing army, when he said that it is neither "needful nor safe that a standing army should be kept up in time of peace" and that "the only force which can be ready at every point", should an enemy choose to invade, "is the body of neighboring citizens formed into a militia".

Hamilton was a big proponent of national debt, an agenda he pushed very hard during his tenure as Secretary of the Treasury. He once said:
A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a public blessing.
This is an oxymoron, because debt by it's definition is excessive.
Jefferson countered:
I consider the fortunes of our republic as depending, in an eminent degree, on the extinguishment of the public debt.

DiLorenzono writes:
Government debt is every politician's dream: it gives him the ability to buy votes by spending on government programs (with funds raised through borrowing) that will make him popular now, while putting the lion's share of the cost on future taxpayers, who must pay off the debt through taxes. It is the ultimate political something for nothing scheme.

I hope you can see that this governmental philosophy is very important. It effects your view of ethics, it effects your view of economics, there is no neutral ground.

Man is totally depraved and he will always rebel against God at the earliest opportunity. Our country is a prime example of this. Since the founding of America there has been a constant battle fought between those who support a dependency on a strongly centralized government and those who support a dependency on God alone, with the government as His agent. Although this was not openly acknowledged by some, it was a basic presupposition.
As Christians, we believe in providing for ourselves, living off the land, and being self sufficient. We are accountable to God for our actions, through His accountability system. We are unlike everyone else, who relies on the government for their daily bread, and bows down to the god of government. Everyone falls into one of these two categories, there is no gray area.

In closing, I highly recommend this book, it's one of the most educational I've ever read. What I shared above is a fraction of a fraction of the valuable insights DiLorenzo has on our current situation.

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