Sunday, April 28, 2013

"...but THAT can't happen HERE !!"

There are enemies of our Constitution and Bill of Rights who intend to not only disarm We, the American People, but reduce our God-given rights to a collection of prohibitions and/or  legal hoops to jump through in order to receive what in reality is already ours by birthright.   The following is a simple plan laid out and already in the works for disarmament. here's the link:

Read it.  (Does it sound even vaguely familiar?  It should.)

Then, let's enact every imaginable way to counter it.

If we should lose this aspect of the confrontation, the enemies - our enemies - of all we hold dear can then move against us with impunity.  It is crucial that we maintain the ability to punish them for their wrong-doings.

"My Five-Step Plan to Ban Guns in the US Within 10 Years, by Jason H."

"I currently provide consulting services to major global corporations. One effective way to do battle with a competitor is to place yourself in their shoes and plan out your own demise – exactly what I will do here today. Below is my concise strategy to completely ban firearms in the US within 10 years. I am not alone here, rest assured there are many groups that have paid tidy sums to have the same roadmap developed and are currently rolling it out in a very deliberate manner."

Saturday, April 27, 2013

"Honest Self-Assessment" Assessment

On Thursday April 25, 2013, a blogpost was posted on the III Percent Patriots blog bearing the title I've copied above. 

The entire post can be read here:

The gist of it is to provoke one to examine one's own position with regard to the seemingly inevitable confrontation coming between those who would have our Constitution restored and those who would destroy any remaining vestages of the same.  It's time for each American to choose.(If you're an illegal, you have no standing in this matter whatsoever under any circumstances so sit down and stfu. Better yet - leave now while you can.)  With that choosing will come the inextricable conditions and requirements imposed by either side of this now "Great Divide".  Let me be clear: if you be for the Restoration of our Founding Documents, there can be no room for compromise or, as the pathetic sing-songing goes, "going along to get along".  That bus stops here and now.  It is and has been that compromising of basic, fundamental truths that has us where we are today.  It must end.  The Rule of Law must be re-established, enforced and, above all, respected by EVERY INDIVIDUAL and at each and every level of every form of governance in this nation.  Anything less is unacceptable.

Bur again, I digress as this post is about my assessment of me and just what will I do.  This question has been eating away at my little gray cells for longer than the mentioned blogpost put it in so many words.  Wrestling with the quandry reached a fever pitch during and due to the III Congress meet last week.  My "profession" or(to those who truly understand) my calling places me in a somewhat different category than most.  You see, most view those "in the Ministry" as either extreme pacifists or at the least anti-gun and anti-violence.  I am none of the above.  I am, however, a believer in providing for my own - including self-protection when and as necessary and I am squarely against anyone infringing on my God-Given rights to pursue my life as my God and conscience guide. And, while we're visiting this, I further believe that it is not our form of governance which "allows" me the right to do but rather it is MY voice in allowing or DISALLOWING that governing body to do or NOT DO what I decide.  It is for these ideals, these principles every American or legal hopeful must decide. 

But..... what will I do "if/when....."?  Suffer me to quote from a record written over one hundred fifty years ago:  "The Christian Life and Character of the Civil Institutions of the United States" by Benjamin F. Morris, pgs 424, 425.

The Person: The Reverend James Caldwell, circa 1775, Pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Elizbethtown, N.J. 

His position:  "His name and fame are interwoven with the history of his country, and are as dear to the State as to the Church. He became early and deeply interested in the conflict, and devoted all of his powers no less to the freedom of his country than to the service of his God.  Such was his influence over his people that, with few exceptions, they became one with him in sentiment, and feeling; and thenceforward he and they were branded as the rebel parson and parish.  To the enemies of his country he was the object of the deepest hatred; and such was their known thirst for life, that, while preaching the Gospel, he was compelled to lay his loaded pistols by his side in the pulpit."

His Participation:  He was, at one point, elected Chaplain of a brigade provided to colonial army by N.J.  He had earned a price on his head, offered by the torries and British troops, for his unrelenting efforts in spurring others to rally and fight for Freedom's cause. Neither did he stand soley behind his pulpit but he also took up arms and engaged the oppressors in battle beside his countrymen.  "In one of the engagements near Sprinfield, N.J., (he) was in the hottest of the fight, and, seeing the fire of one of the company's slaken for want of wadding, he galloped to the Presbyterian meeting-house nearby, and, rushing in, ran from pew to pew, filling his arms with hymnbooks.  Hastening back with these into battle, he scattered them about in every direction, saying, as he pitched one here and another there, 'Now boys, put Watts into them.'"
(Watts being a hymnwriter of an earlier time whose writings were considered by the Presbyterians nearly as scared as the Scriptures themselves.)

Such is my decision. I will use my pulpit not only to spread the Gospel of God's Love and Redemption through His Son, Christ Jesus but also as a cannon(if I may say) to assault the enemies of our hard won freedoms and to turn as many as will listen to that same fight we're again facing today.  Supply and quarter will be offered to those who prove themselves Patriots and, as I my God will enable, to go shoulder to shoulder with the same should the need arise. 

If God would grant me the wisdom and courage to be half the Christian man this Pastor was, I could go into Eternity with at least the knowledge my life was more meaningful than had I shrunk back into the calm, shadowy darkness of complacency.

This Patriot, this "man of the cloth" and his family were eventually murdered by the British in 1780. 


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Acts of Rebellion

Once again TL has said it quite well.

Title is from his blog post and the following is quoted from the same:

"My right to protect myself with firearms is above anyone else's right to feel safe. Some people might not feel safe if they see me walking down the street with my pistol on my hip, but they are not in danger. I am not responsible for their mental state. If I wave that weapon around and threaten them with it, I have stepped over the line marking my right to protection and their right to free movement. I have hindered their right and my right to a weapon might be restricted by my actions, but not by their pathological fear of a weapon.(emphasis added wah)

My cause is to the recognition of my rights as given to me by God and affirmed in the Constitution.

I have the right to free speech. I have the right to firearms. I have the right to due process of law. I have the right to religious expression. I have the right to my papers and effects. Without warrant or probable cause of a crime being committed or about to be committed, the government has no right to infringe these rights."

Read the whole here...

re-read it till it sinks in deep.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

On Boston

First, my heart-felt sympathies and condolences to those who are suffering through the tragic events and aftermath surrounding the Marathon.  There is overmuch to be dealt with.  The act of targeting non-combatants, innocents and bystanders - to include children - is unconscionable... despicable... the desperate act of a child mentality seeking unrequited attention. 

If one has what he considers to be a valid beef needing addressed with another, man up.  Call out then meet the individual(s) and have at it, face to face, eye to eye, fist for fist - if necessary but for the sake of all that's right, holy, just and honorable LEAVE OTHERS ALONE. 

To those who would make direct and/or indirect accusations of this possibly being an act by some alleged "patriot" group, you have once again demonstrated your ignorant and uninformed position regarding Patriots beyond any reasonable doubt.  As has already been stated in another blog, Patriots know who their enemies are and when, IF, they ever take action against them, there will absolutely no doubt in anyone's mind who is against who.   KNOW THIS:  the indiscriminate, random targeting of any general population or portion thereof is not in the playbook under any circumstances. 

Those who do this are idiots as are those who believe we Patriots would.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Dropping the Optics - UPDATED

While the following is nothing new to any who would frequent blogs like(and likely better than) mine, it does show that the Enemies of our Freedoms are becoming more emboldened.

Why do I feel like I've just received a hearty shove to my back and is that laughter I'm hearing behind me?  Bullies who are out to provoke a fight from someone they deem a lesser invariably behave like this when they truly believe they have the upper hand.

Are people swayed by the twisting, spinning, lying and incomplete reporting the media does?  You be the judge. 

I never developed the habit of enjoying a bully's push - no matter how often nor how big he may have been.

I honestly thought that when I got older that the bullying would end without messy, painful confrontation. 

I'm still learning I guess - sadly, some things never change.


"How many times have you read financial-advice stories lecturing you to max-out on your IRA, save as much as you can in your 401(k), and even pay taxes now to change your regular IRA into a Roth IRA that will be tax-free until you die?

Well, be careful how much you save.

That's the message in President Obama's budget for fiscal 2014, which for the first time proposes to cap the amount Americans can save in these tax-sheltered investment vehicles. The White House explanation is that some people have accumulated "substantially more than is needed to fund reasonable levels of retirement saving." So Mr. Obama proposes to "limit an individual's total balance across tax-preferred accounts to an amount sufficient to finance an annuity of not more than $205,000 per year in retirement, or about $3 million for someone retiring in 2013.""(emphasis added)

read the whole piece here:

it has been decided:  you will make too much so it will be taken from you

the optics, as was proposed in another post on another blog a few weeks ago, are being dropped

I don't have nor will I ever have that much for retirement - if I should see it.  I'm getting to the point I want to return the favor of inflicted discomfort - it's the principle.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

As I see It

The following link is for an article regarding the position of Patriots nationwide and evokes more questions than provides answers.  This is not a bad thing nor am I being critical.  It's time for hard questions to be asked and answered.

My take is(and has been) the monumental lack of unity and cooperation between groups and individuals.  I am not talking about lowering standards nor leaving principles behind.  I am, however, pointing out the need for setting aside particulars for our "cause" - if indeed that cause is common.  

Read it here along with the comments:

My belief is, if there is a notible coming together of generally likeminded factions, a ball will begin to roll very similar in behavior to the Tea Party movement which drew a million strong into one city on one day under one cause.  I did not say go join the Tea Party though my wife and I were there with a teen grdaughter and the teen daughter of a close friend.  The effect on us was profoundly moving.  It was the "slap in the face" we needed to set our own lives in better order for the issues to come. We all know tptb turned a deaf ear that day and has every occasion since.  So, the question is, "what now?"

Does a "national" line in the sand need to be drawn?  One to which all can give ascent?  If so, where will it be?  When will it be?  How many more insults to and deletions from our waning cache of "rights" will we suffer?  Who will draw said line?  How many, if any, are willing to agree to it and then follow through? 

Perhaps TL is dead on when he says that anything that will happen will happen on the local, individual level.  Will the news of local actions be what stirs others to move?  Maybe there will be no movement that will sweep across America ingiting and enflaming hearts to rally toward a common cause. 

This will without doubt be discussed on April 19th & 20th, on King's Mountain, SC amongst those who will show.  There's time to be counted in whether you're a "delegate" or not.  Our plans are made, time arranged, notifications are gone out to those who need to know.  My truck has been readied for the trip.  Short of catastrophe, personal or ministry-related, we will be there. 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

A Note on Prepping...

I've been absent from here being tied up with securing certain aspects of my own prepping as well as tending to necessities at work.  In an obscure way, it has given me time to think and consider the recent advances of the difficulties most of us can sense coming.  Here are some of  my thoughts:

It seems that our world is heating up, in general. Things are further deteriorating, i.e., the montrous over-reaching state and .gov violations of our Constitution, N. Korea stomping around like a bull in a china shop. The housing market is no better than 4 years ago, inflation is steadily encroaching - check the slightly higher prices against the reduced sizing of the packaging of many products. The undeclared war in the Middle East has no end in sight.

The strain to live a simple life and merely make ends meet is getting harder to bear.

One question comes to my mind:

Are you ready for when things do finally snap? Have you taken the necessary precautions for your family and yourself that will help ease the transition from relative ease to hardship and difficulties?

Only the foolish and/or arrogant would dare to believe that they will remain "relatively safe" when the bubble bursts. A couple verses come to mind:

Proverbs 22:3 "A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished."
Proverbs 21:20 "There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up."

It is becoming increasingly obvious to a growing number of people that this world cannot maintain it's current direction without there being global repercussions. Whether this is planned or not is not the issue at hand. The issue is: are you going to sit idly by and wait for it to come or will you be prepared?

Preparation is critical on 2 fronts. One being physical aspect of being ready for protracted periods of chaos and lack of essential goods. This preparation includes sources of food, water, shelter and other physical items needed to sustain yourself and those with you - to include armed protection.

The other front being your spiritual preparation. You may currently hold the belief that "you're ok". My point is that if the fight came to your door this very hour, could you with all confidence know that you would meet your Creator in assurance of faith? If not, you are not prepared in the most critical way.

I would urge you to receive the peace with God for your soul and eternity that has been provided through Jesus Christ. This comes only and stricktly through trusting Him as your personal Savior. No other way will do. Having that peace which passeth all understanding(Philippians 4:7 "And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.") will do wonders for strengthening your heart for and into the times that are just ahead.