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Adding life to your years

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Adding life to your years

It does absolutely no good to add years to our life if we don’t add life to our years. Our mortal bodies all have an expiration date but it isn’t printed on the sole of our feet. It is written deep inside our immortal soul which will continue on beyond our limited time on Earth.

Today, life expectancy in the United States is just shy of 80. The average lifespan at the time of the Declaration of Independence was only about 66. General George Washington who became our first President lived only to 67.

It’s not the quantity of our years on Earth that matters but rather the quality. It isn’t about how much money we’ve earned or how much fun we’ve had. Fame and celebrity are fleeting. How many famous people have had empty lives which they ended prematurely at their own hand?

No, there has to be something more. There has to be much more! It isn’t about where we live, urban or rural, north or south, east or west. It isn’t about whether we are white collar or blue collar. It most certainly isn’t about whether we are a member of the Democrat Party or the GOP.

Whether we’re a jet-setter or trailer park dweller does not compose the words of our epitaph. First and foremost, the essence of our life is determined by our impact upon those closest to us.

What is in your heart and mind everyday about your loved ones who have gone on before? Your grandparents, parents, siblings and even children who untimely passed ahead?

Whether or not you have progeny who owe you their physical existence in this world, when you are gone, what signs will remain behind that you passed ever so briefly through this life?

How many people in your own small circle have the conscience and the introspection to examine their own hearts in search of significance? How many just do whatever comes naturally without really stopping to think about why they’re doing it or if it is the best use of their limited time on Earth?

The problem with that approach which so many employ is the fallen human nature which we all possess. The wisdom which Almighty God imparted to Solomon tells us:

Proverbs 14:12

“There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.”

The choices which we make daily will affect not only the rest of our lives on Earth but moreover our eternal destiny.

A LEGACY TO LEAVE

Let’s briefly look at what we leave behind, then we will consider where we are going. Because they strive to become leaders of our nation, let’s consider the motives underlying the beliefs and the behavior of our elite political class.

Today we understand that not everyone in our land subscribes to the Judeo-Christian tradition upon which this nation was founded. This is not an essay on comparative religions and that is beyond the scope of our discussion today.

The Founders of our Beloved Country were not monolithic in their religious beliefs and practices. Some were Unitarians or Deists, not evangelicals.

Yet they recognized a Higher Power and the necessity of following Divine Providence. They understood and accepted these universal truths as an underpinning concept of human liberty.

That generation of patriots brought the experiment we now know as the United States of America into the prominence of world history.

Their legacy today is undeniable and indisputable, albeit some of our current crop of politicos do not fully appreciate and respect the sacrifices our Founders made to give us the freedoms we have.

But even the most egocentric among today’s Democrat political candidates cannot suggest to anyone that they deserve even to be spoken of in the same breath as Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin.

AOC may not even recognize some of these names. She’s probably seen Ben Franklin on the $100 bill. I doubt she ever saw an old $2 bill with Thomas Jefferson.

How many current politicians will have name recognition a century from now? Even a decade from now for that matter? In the unlikely event that one of these Democrat contenders actually gets elected, consider that not even many of our past presidents are household names in our own day and age.

Do you remember either John Tyler or Zachary Taylor? James Buchanan or Warren Harding perhaps? Surely you recall Chester Arthur!

Ronald Reagan has already begun to take on a larger than life legacy. Too bad we won’t be around to see what future generations write about Barack Obama and Donald Trump.

If everyone who seeks their 15 minutes in the sun were to consider the lasting impact they will make on this country or lack of same, their priorities might change ever-so-slightly. They might actually tend to consider what is the right and proper thing to do rather than just what is politically expedient to their own ambitions. Just maybe!

A LIFE EVERLASTING

Saul of Tarsus was a persecutor of Christians until the Lord Jesus Christ appeared to him in a blinding light on the road to Damascus. His life did a 180° turn as he surrendered to the Will of our Creator. As the Apostle Paul, he later wrote in his first epistle to the Corinthians in Chapter 15, Verse 19:

“If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.”

Yes, the same Damascus and environs today is where Iran is staging forces to attempt to circumvent God’s Plan for the Ages by destroying Israel. For every Truth of God, the devil has a counterfeit to confuse the minds of mortals.

While the deluded regime in Tehran tries to use military might to literally annihilate God’s people in Jerusalem, confused politicians here in our own country attempt to tear down all vestiges of our Judeo-Christian heritage.

God is made unwelcome on public school and university campuses, yet those who essay to force Him out of our lives are dumbfounded when evil fills the void caused by the absence of Good.

Our mission, yours and mine, if we choose to accept it, is to ensure that our own life is right with God. If somebody offers you a gift but you don’t reach out your hand to take it, you don’t get it. If you reject what is freely provided, you have chosen to elevate yourself as self-sufficient in need of nothing.

That mentality works for some folks for a long time until they reach the end of life’s road. You may have driven across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco in a dense fog but you were confident that at the other end you would reach Marin County.

We cannot yet visualize the other end of the bridge which leads from this life to the next, but we have the absolute assurance that it is the destiny which God has promised us through the Life, Death and Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

St. Paul wrote in his letter to the Romans, Chapter 6, Verse 23:

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life though Christ Jesus our Lord.”

There is still a toll booth at the entrance to the bridge to Heaven. But the price has already been paid in advance! Who other than God would assess a toll and then pay it Himself in our behalf?

THEREFORE….

Our life is ours to live. This is a blessing which we have here in the Home of the Free and the Land of the Brave. If we were citizens of the Islamic Republic of Iran or the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea residing within their respective domains, our lives would not be ours to live.

The government would determine for us and enforce upon us their own vision for our future on this planet. We will never, never permit this to be the case in the United States of America!

We As Americans Will Stand United in the Pursuit of Liberty. Politicians must either join us or get out of the way!

We are currently forming the American Conservative Movement. If you are interested in learning more, we will be sending out information in a few weeks.

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Ben Carson points to Trump’s policies as proof he is not a racist

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Ben Carson points to Trumps policies as proof he is not a racist

HUD Secretary Ben Carson knows about racism. He’s dealt with it throughout his life growing up in Detroit. He knows how to recognize a racist and makes an important point about President Trump as the media and Democrats continue to paint him as a bigot. His point: If you want to see whether or not Trump is a racist, look at his policies.

I’ll take that sentiment up a notch and say look at the results of his policies. The unemployment rates for black and Hispanic Americans are at all-time lows. His attempts to thwart illegal immigration are designed protect and empower legal immigrants. And the freedom to live as an American citizen regardless of race or any other element of intersectionality has never been higher. If Trump is a racist, he’s very bad at it.

The point the media and Democrats point to is a Tweet that many question whether or not it was a racist sentiment. Don’t buy into the media lies that it’s a foregone conclusion; they are using the logical fallacy of “begging the question” in order to try to convince the American people that they don’t like Trump’s Tweet. But in reality, what he said in context was not racist. Irresponsible? Yes. Inappropriate? Maybe, maybe not. The House members he was referring to have a tendency to inflame people, mostly in a negative way, and have demonstrated clearly anti-American worldviews through their own words and actions.

Secretary Carson’s point should be heeded by all Americans. If Trump is a racist, his policies certainly don’t reflect that. If he’s trying to keep minorities down, he’s failing miserably. But look at the state of minorities in Democratic cities. Different story.

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What the far-Left radical socialists do not understand: They are now a small political minority

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What the far-Left radical socialists do not understand They are now a small political minority

Studies have shown that the far-Left radical socialists are an ever-shrinking but excessively vocal political minority.

This is one of those columns that’s been in composition for weeks, being a number of ideas that floated about in their own eco-sphere until they attained enough weight to gel together. Oddly enough, the spark was a piece on journalist Andy Ngo in Buzzfeed ‘News’. Apparently being attacked by a mob of the fascist Left that put him in hospital was the best thing for his career, never mind the neurological aftereffects.

Much like the stopped clock being right twice a day, the Far-Left media does get things correct on occasion. They have begun to label anyone not of their ilk to be on the ‘center-right’ or Conservative as in this case.

The Hidden tribes study showed this to be a stark situation for the far-Left radical socialists, with only 8% of the country self-identifying as such. These are what the study termed to be ‘Progressive’ activists [ a misnomer in itself since they want to go back to the failed ideas of socialism of the past – but we digress]. However, they do have it correct in that most who are not of their collectivist cadres are on the Pro-Liberty Right, the country’s political majority.

The political minority that is the far-Left radical socialists: The Totalitarian Ten Percent

We’ve rounded this up to 10% for generosity and alliteration to be the Totalitarian Ten Percent as an accurate and handy moniker for those who want to ‘Rule the population’. This is the ever shrinking true believers in socialism, that dismiss the stark evidence of it’s 400 years of failure as ‘not really being socialism’ or some such nonsense. Many on the Conservative-Right have eviscerated this mythology numerous times:

The study showed the rest of the population as being the opposite of the ‘Totalitarian Ten Percent’. The people in the 90% fall into the defined categories of the rational political spectrum as being on the Pro-Liberty Right moving from the political center with ‘Traditional and passive’ Liberals, those politically disengaged, moderates and Conservatives.

Studies on ‘Political correctness’ the culture and Liberty destroying scourge of our day also show a decreasing tendency for ‘concern’ on this issue. As has been the case throughout our history, we have fixed the problems that have plagued us. The issue is that while the political majority on the right has righted these wrongs. The political minority on the socialist Far-Left has taken credit for these actions and then come up with new issues no one else care about, such as the labeling of underground cable access points as ‘manholes’. The rest of us on the Pro-Liberty political majority right don’t care, we’re too busy living our lives..

The problem of the Totalitarian Ten Percent annoying everyone else.

The problem for the political majority is that Totalitarian Ten Percent holds the attention or is part of the nation’s socialist media. While their ratings and audience are shrinking at an alarming rate for them, they have an unfortunate tendency to lash out at the rest of us. Their desperation has driven them to want to burn it all down, causing havoc and chaos, so they can step in and offer their ‘solution’. These are, of course, the usual concepts of an ‘Ideal state’ born in the Socratic dialogues of Plato’s Republic from 2,400 years ago, ideas that have failed for centuries but are now supposedly ‘new’.

This is why they want the insanity of open borders, free health care for the world, gun confiscation and strict controls on the Liberty of free speech. This is their ‘Hail Mary’ play to avoid ignominious defeat of their precious cult of collectivism. Encourage as many illegal invaders from around the world, in addition to murderous criminal gang members and drugs, to stream over the border to be newly minted citizens that can vote for all kinds of goodies with other people’s money.

Their socialist national agenda is clear to all that are listening, offer free healthcare, free college, free housing, free food, free childcare, free money and anything else they can think of. To everyone and anyone willing to pay thousands to hop a flight to Brazil and cross the Southern border.

All of this ‘paid’ for by simply – and insanely – inflating the money supply.  The funds for this extreme largess eventually being other peoples’ money. Never mind that their ‘Flat Earth’ socialist ideology has never worked in 4 Centuries, or that one way or another, it will destroy the economy. That’s a feature, not a bug for them, because in their minds, when the whole thing inevitably implodes, they will run in and offer their ‘solution’. In much the same way that they are offering the same solution to Obamacare imploding.

In the case of the inspiration for writing this, the piece from Buzzfeed ‘News’ was essentially another case of the overly vocal socialist far-Left blaming the victim. The piece also expended a number of electrons describing virtually anyone not of their collectivist mindset as Conservative or on the right, hardly attributable to some media personalities who ‘rightfully’ [pardon the pun] consider themselves to be Liberal or moderate. Thus was the inspiration for this essay.

It’s time for the rational 90% to stand up for sanity.

There are obvious problems with a small political minority of ‘neo Bolsheviks’ wanting to run everyone’s life, beginning with their complete hypocrisy [what else is new] in making demands for democracy. But then again, these are people who disdain Liberty while pretending to be ‘Liberal’ or want to go back to failed ancient ideas while being ‘progressive’. Of course, Leftists have explained that apparently ‘Liberty’ and ‘freedom’ are imaginary constructs – along with the concept of money. Illustrating just how far they have gone in losing the plot.

The Authoritarian Socialist Left would like to run everyone’s life for various reasons, social justice, global cooling, or just because they somehow are more intelligent than the rest of us [Just as them]. We of the rational 90% would just like to be ‘left’ alone, we do not care about their ever changing sensibilities over language. We do not care about their repetition of the dangers of global cooling, global warming, Climate change, climate emergency, climate crisis, or whatever it is this week. We don’t care that someone else is making a dollar more than us, the economy is humming along nicely.

Were they truly interested in democracy, Liberty or Progress, the far-Left radical socialists would advocate what works in the real world: Economic freedom. The fact that they want to impose by force a system that has never worked by undemocratic means to the detriment of Liberty should tell us everything we need to know about why they should be rejected and opposed at every turn.

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Two weeks after Benghazi attack, Ilhan Omar Tweeted ‘Allahu Akbar’

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Two weeks after Benghazi attack Ilhan Omar Tweeted Allahu Akbar

This is old news, of course, but bears repeating at this time. Representative Ilhan Omar has been doing everything she can over the last couple of weeks to paint herself as the victim of bigotry and someone who loves our country. And while there’s definitely some substance to the notion that crowds of Republicans shouldn’t be chanting “send her back,” it’s also understandable why so many Americans are opposed to her presence on Capitol Hill.

Even if we dismiss reports that she married her brother, called for CBP to be eliminated, said this is “not going to be the country of white people,” referred to 9/11 as “some people did something,” and is regularly praised by former KKK leader David Duke, it’s difficult to dismiss her reaction to the Benghazi attacks that took the lives of four American heroes in 2012.

I’m not going to dignify her Tweet with an opinion. She’s the one who needs to explain it. But despite her celebration, life isn’t good for the four men who lost there’s in Benghazi. Remember this, folks, as Democrats embrace her wholeheartedly.

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