Friday, July 20, 2018

Who is the “they” that will come for you guns?


Those who claim to be lovers of liberty and who display their Gadsden and “Come and Take It” flags along with their “back the blue” flags and signs should probably consider the contradictions in their messages.


When “they” come to take your guns, you do realize who “they” will be, do you not? It will undoubtedly be law enforcement.

Some in law enforcement claim to be “oath keepers,” who will not obey unconstitutional orders to confiscate your firearms, but consider this:

All gun laws are immoral, unconstitutional, and anti-liberty. ALL – OF – THEM!

Either we have a God-given right to self-protection, or we do not. There is no middle ground. If we have that right then ANY infringement upon it is immoral and tyrannical.

Every law enforcement officer in the country already enforces the various gun laws that are currently on the books. EVERY – ONE – OF – THEM!

Every law enforcement officer is ALREADY an immoral and anti-liberty strong-arm thug. They are already violating their oaths to support and defend the Constitution. They may protest that they will not obey unconstitutional orders to confiscate your guns, but they are already obeying unconstitutional and anti-liberty laws – EVERY DAY.

Law enforcement is not there to protect you. They are there to protect and support the growing police state. They are not your “friends.” They have made themselves your enemy. They cannot be trusted.

Act with discretion and discernment, but also act with knowledge of whom you are dealing with.


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Friday, July 6, 2018

You’ll not find any striped rag here . . .

Some folks find it odd -- even disturbing -- that we do not display the flag of the United States of America in our church meeting house or at the meetings of Free Florida First.


The US flag, as originally conceived and utilized, did indeed stand for those laudable things set forth in the Declaration of Independence: the right of secession; consent of the governed; unalienable rights, endowed by the Creator; etc. It stood for a Confederation of Sovereign States, who cooperated to throw off the political chains of a distant and tyrannical government.


But since the seceding Southern states were invaded by US forces, the US flag has ceased to stand for any of these things. Indeed, it has come to stand for an “indivisible” nation (in the words of the socialist author of the “Pledge of Allegiance”). Such a concept flies in the face of those things that were fought for by our revolutionary forebears.

The US flag stands for an unbridled Amerikan Empire that seeks to impose its will upon the world at large, both at home and abroad. It now stands for the exact opposite of those things set forth in the Declaration of Independence. It is a flag of empire; a flag of tyranny; a flag of sodomy; a flag of abortion; a flag of suppression of individual God-given rights; etc.

We choose rather to display the flag that was patterned upon the Christian symbol of the first disciple, Andrew, a man who died a martyr’s death at the hands of a tyrannical and repressive government.


The Confederate Battle Flag, bearing the cross of Saint Andrew, was born as a symbol of resistance to tyranny and it remains such today. This is the real reason that it is so hated and reviled; and this is the reason that we continue to display it. No one should question our stand against tyranny whether it comes from Babylon on the Potomac (Washington, DC) or from any other source.

We desire only to be left alone to pursue our lives as free Christian men and women; and we stand firmly against any who would seek to prevent us from doing so.

Numbers 2:2-3a 
Every man of the children of Israel shall pitch by his own standard, with the ensign of their father's house: far off about the tabernacle of the congregation shall they pitch. And on the east side toward the rising of the sun shall they of the standard of the camp of Judah pitch throughout their armies . . .

We shall pitch our standard and fly the ensign of our fathers. So help us God!


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Friday, June 29, 2018

No One Should Be Forced to Associate With or Do Business With Anyone Else

Recently there was a uproar when a restaurant, owned by a carpetbagger, in Lexington, Virginia, refused to serve one of President Trump’s minions. Many advanced the idea that if Christian bakers or florists were obligated to serve gays (sodomites), then socialist restaurateurs should be forced to serve neo-Conservative bureaucrats.

The simple truth is this – no one should ever be forced to associate with or do business with anyone else – not ever. This is the only stance consistent with the natural rights of personal liberty, free association, and property rights.

Government imposed segregation, by whatever criteria is wrong. Government imposed integration, by whatever criteria is wrong. Government should not be imposing on personal and business rights and property rights. To the extent that it does so, it becomes tyrannical and illegitimate.

I clearly remember signs like the one during my teen years.


That, my friends, is what liberty looks like.

If a business owner wants to refuse service to Muslims, or Christians, or Liberals, or Conservatives, or Libertarians, or Blacks, or Whites, or what have you, it is his right to do so.

If a business owner wishes to allow or disallow smoking, or open carry of firearms, etc., it is his legitimate right to do so. Government should not be involved. Not to any extent.

Amerika has become a tyranny, perhaps it is still a somewhat “soft tyranny”, but it is a tyranny nonetheless and we can be assured that it will only get worse – much worse.

Not only are we not the “land of the free and the home of the brave.” Most of us don’t even have a clue as to what such a land would look like.

That sign from my youth has become this: 



-- And we have all become serfs of the all-powerful state.


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Friday, June 22, 2018

Murder is a spiritual and a heart problem


I suppose that many of you grew up going to Sunday school and church. Regardless, most of you have heard the story of how Cain became the first murderer by killing his brother, Abel.


Were I to ask you how exactly was Abel murdered, most of you might reply that Cain crushed his head with a stone. That is what is most commonly believed, but that is just one possibility. Interestingly the Scriptures never reveal the means that Cain employed to murder his brother.

You may review the narrative here:

Genesis 4:1-8
And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.  (2)  And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.  (3)  And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.  (4)  And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:  (5)  But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.  (6)  And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?  (7)  If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.  (8)  And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.

There is much we could learn from this narrative, but I will focus on one detail in this article. God does not have us dwell upon the instrument that Cain used to murder his brother, but rather upon the wickedness of Cain’s own heart and the depravity of fallen mankind. Cain is described as being angry (wroth) and resentful and pouting (countenance fallen). Cain seethes until he finally murders his brother. The instrument is essentially irrelevant and not even mentioned in Scripture.

The Apostle John gives us a bit more insight into Cain’s spiritual condition:

1 John 3:12 
Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.


Cain was in rebellion against God and he hated his brother just because he sought to walk in accordance with God’s revelation. Abel was one of God’s elect and the reprobate and Christ rejecting Cain needed no other reason to hate him.

The point I want you to notice is this: Cain’s real problem was a spiritual problem. It flowed from his own fallen and depraved heart. The real problem was the wickedness of fallen mankind. It was not the instrument or the tool used in the murder.

Some old traditions hold that Abel was slain with the blade of a plow. Other traditions hold that he was slain with a sword, or with the jawbone of animal, or as we have already mentioned with a stone. One tradition that makes a great deal of sense to me is that Cain killed Abel with the very knife that Abel used to slay the animal that he sacrificed to God.

Regardless, it is clear that the problem did not reside in the instrument, but in a wicked heart. The instrument is never mentioned in the Bible.

Thus it remains today. The problem with the mayhem we see in our depraved culture is not firearms. The problem is the wickedness and depravity within mankind.

God alone can cure that and will cure it within the hearts of His elect, even as He did within the heart of Abel.


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Friday, June 15, 2018

Support the troops? How about we just bring them home?

It seems that however wrong, immoral, and just plain wrong-headed Amerikan governmental policy may be, most folks still advocate that we should “support the troops.”


Personally, I fail to see the difference between the attitude depicted in the cartoon above and that exhibited in a recent meme posted by one of my Facebook “friends.”

  
I do not support the US military. I do not support the empire that sends them on their immoral, illegal, and unconstitutional excursions.

I do not hate them. I do not wish them ill. I recognize that the bulk of them are deceived and deluded pawns of the Amerikan Empire – But I certainly do not view them as “heroes” of any sort.


I personally served the evil empire for eight years as an infantry and intelligence officer of US Marines. I was college educated, at government expense, but I was ignorant and unthinking. I was willing to go wherever I was told to go and do whatever I was told to do, without really giving any consideration to the underlying reasons.


I was simply an order follower.


I am thankful that the Lord spared me from personally committing some of the worse of the crimes that soldiers are often called upon to commit. I am also thankful that there can be forgiveness for those who may have committed such crimes.

I was a Vietnam era veteran, but I was never “in country” or engaged in combat. My military record cannot compare with that of Marine Major General Smedley Butler, who is one of only two Marines to have been awarded two Medals of Honor.

General Butler had much to say of his time in the military and of how he eventually came to view it: 

* My mental faculties remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of the higher-ups. This is typical with everyone in the military.

* I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. . . . Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.

* WAR is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the
losses in lives.

General Butler was not a pacifist. He understood that there are things worth fighting for; he just knew that those were not the things that the US military was used for:

* There are only two reasons why you should ever be asked to give your youngsters. One is defense of our homes. The other is the defense of our Bill of Rights and particularly the right to worship God as we see fit. Every other reason advanced for the murder of young men is a racket, pure and simple. I believe in adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else.

We learned of General Butler’s military prowess and courage in our studies of Marine Corps history, but we did not learn of the views that he ultimately came to embrace.

I encourage you to read General Butler’s book, War Is a Racket. It can be found online here:

Do I support the troops? Perhaps not, but I do have pity and sympathy for the ignorant and unthinking among them. I was once such myself. And I certainly do support bringing them all home. NOW!


“Following orders” was not an acceptable defense at the Nuremberg trials.


More importantly, there is a God in heaven and there will be an accounting. We are all accountable before Him for our actions, regardless of any “orders” we may have received.

So, I say again, as I have oft said before:

Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be Imperial Storm Troopers.

If we “honor and support the troops”, we are, by deed and word, encouraging young Southerners and young Christians to join the Empire military. By the Grace of God, I hope to never be guilty of such a thing.


Each individual is accountable for his own actions, whether he is wearing a government issued costume or not. May we keep this truth before ourselves and before those with whom we have any influence.


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