Friday, July 18, 2014

July 18, 2014 UPDATE: Nowhere to go, but to God....

Following the conversation I had with Shelly in my last UPDATE, I have heard nothing. Nothing at all.
After emailing a link to the last UPDATE to Shelly, I have heard nothing at all.

     My communication has been simple, clear, and concise, yet the people's representatives remain stuck. Stuck in some kind of mental fog. I mean, how do you blow off those 5 simple "Whereas"s? It is like blowing off 2 plus 2 equals 4. How does a guy who knows that 2+2=4 communicate with people who don't care that 2+2=4 and somehow prefer to go along with 2+2=5? The simple and clear seems to be what people in the fog want to avoid. Perhaps when people live in the fog all their life, they fear or dislike the clear and simple.
     This blog and my efforts are going nowhere... I am at an impasse, and this is likely the end of it. The people I am dealing with have more than likely established an opinion in their mind that I am a sort of extremist with extreme views. They think that they are not going to convert me to their views, therefore, they have no need to spend any more of their "valuable" time communicating with me. In their minds, it has become time to blow me off (ignore me) and get on with their other priorities maintaining the status quo in the legislature and the government. The small government conservatives must get back to patting themselves on the back for keeping their fingers in the dike, while the big government "tax and spenders" pat themselves on the back for using government to "save the people" and grow the nanny state. After all, that is what We the People need government to do, right?  We need government employees to manage every aspect of our lives so that society functions fairly according to the people who work for the government. What better way to justify your existence than to have good intentions filling a government position that is pretended to be necessary to the proper function of society?
   Impasse... two stubborn objects facing each other totally unwilling to move. That is where I am. I am proud that I have educated and informed on this blog by including all my correspondence with government employees. These government employees have been exposed to the truth. They may not like it, but they have been exposed to the truth. Straight up truth, and in their face truth. All they can do now is blow me off. Force me to go away by shoving me aside...
     Well, okay... If that is what you want to do, fine. I see where it is heading, though. I see where your out of control government train is heading... I see where ALL of it is heading. The TSA groping and "treat everyone like a terrorist'" is heading. I see where the militarization of the police is heading. I see where tax, spend, and regulate is heading. I see where gun control and communication surveillance is heading. I see where disregarding our Bill of Rights is heading. And all of this is coming from none other than government and government employees.... Think about that!
    There is nothing out there to hold government employees back. Our foggy headed "people's representatives" won't hold them back. Obviously, by reading this blog we can see that our Supreme Law of the Land won't hold back government employees, either.  Where else is there to go? We can go to our friends and neighbors for support, but they have about the same influence on government employees that I have. Our friends and neighbors see what I see, but they also can't cut through the fog in the heads of government employees. It is as if our legislators and government employees are under a spell. Helplessly stuck in their own delusions.
      Shelly deludes herself believing that she cannot stand up for our state and federal constitutions because she took an Oath to support our constitutions AND THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON. She said that on the phone to me... Evidently, she can't oppose a law that is clearly unconstitutional because she took an Oath of Office... uhhhh... how does that make sense, Shelly? Excuse me, are you in a fog here? Is there something wrong with my 5 "Whereas"s? Do you want me to let you off the hook because you must support unconstitutional laws and actions of government employees? Nope! Can't do it! I can't let you off the hook, but I do understand the courage and fortitude that you must be lacking. I understand that confronting error requires courage and fortitude, but going along with the crowd at the water cooler in government buildings doesn't take courage and fortitude. Being a "voice of reason" with your finger in the dike doesn't take courage and fortitude. Anyone can do that, but honest sincere deeds takes courage and fortitude to constructively stand against the crowd with nothing but the truth backing you up. Small government Republicans have had their fingers in the dike for over 50 years, Shelly. Wrestle with that in your mind!  
     Evidently, there are 2 water coolers in government buildings. One water cooler where the small government types can pat each other on the back for having their fingers in the dike, and one water cooler for the government employees who want to supervise We the People so that they can pat each other on the back for thinking of ways to justify more laws and more government power. Good grief! My efforts are futile...

     With all that is going on in the news, I see that there is nowhere to go on earth for peace and tranquility. Everything is in chaos and we go from crisis to crisis without rest in between. All the news is negative and everyone is "fighting" something. It exhausts me just to watch the news or log onto the internet. Someone shot down a passenger plane yesterday in Ukraine... Never-ending bomb stories about the middle east and Africa... The economy is not getting better... Illegals invading across the Mexican border... California and parts of the west are hit with the worst drought on record...
    Do I have a word for all of the above? Yes I do! My vision and understanding has become clearer because of this blog experience. Having been through much previous unpleasant encounters with government employees, this experience has given me even more insight and confirmations. Simply put, people cannot do what they have not been taught to do. In other words, if people never hear from the Highest Authority, then they lack the ability to reason and speak according to the Highest Authority. If politicians don't hear condemnation of evil and iniquity from the pulpits, then they lack the ability to condemn evil and iniquity in government. If no one invokes the Authority of our Creator to guide and protect this nation, no one in government will invoke the Authority of our Creator to guide the actions of government and government employees. The natural definitions of liberty and justice, given by Nature's God, are blurred and gray and distorted to fit government, rather than government being restrained to the clear and simple definitions of liberty and justice. And no one has the wisdom and courage to speak out and teach our founding Biblical values of loving God and neighbor, and of loving righteousness and truth, and of loving the black and white reality of the Laws of Nature and Nature's God.
    The pulpits in America are lazy and blind. They take the path of least resistance, maintaining the status quo without rocking the boat. The old "fire and brimstone" sermons are not preached, and criticism of laziness and comfort is not preached... Evidently, the pulpits don't know how to preach the cure, therefore they don't speak out against the evil... Churches have become social clubs where soft comfortable so-called Christians go to to pat each other on the back while ignoring the lost upcoming generations and while allowing a totalitarian police state to control and supervise upcoming generations. Hmmm... perhaps the pulpits think that all they can do is stick their fingers in the dike.... good grief! Is everyone totally helpless like sheep being led to slaughter?
    The situation in America's churches has become less than "lukewarm." If anyone starts becoming warm by showing courage to speak out against evil and laziness, the congregation begins throwing ice water on him to cool him down. If that doesn't work, he is simply "shoved aside"...  Now, I know how the prophets of the Old Testament felt!
    America's pulpits ignoring the evils of out-of-control government is not the cure for America's ills. The cure is simple repentance, but the pulpits don't preach what America needs to repent of! Good grief!  Perhaps for this reason, I was born to testify. Perhaps for this reason, I was given my testimony of my life experiences in this backslidden and foul smelling world full of foul smelling churches who have embraced and gone along with the world, rather than be the "salt and light" of the world.
     First, the pulpits are supposed to be educated in the truth. They are to pass on that knowledge to their congregation. To make the truth understandable requires a knowledge of history. The pulpit should be able to show how the truth, God's word, has been passed down through history. Teaching the congregation about the lack of truth and understanding throughout history should be easy to accomplish. The rise of the dominant Roman Catholic Church who kept the truth in Latin so that the common European could not read it brought on the Dark Ages. Men were burned at the stake for translating the truth into the languages of the common man. The Protestant Reformation and the invention of the printing press brought on the Renaissance. In America, laws on the books that made it illegal to teach a black man to read kept the slaves ignorant of the truth. Fifty years ago, banning prayer and scripture verses in America's government schools has left 3 or 4 generations ignorant of truth. Meanwhile, America's pulpits watered down the truth in order to not "offend" anyone by appearing to be judging them or their life choices. Obvious conclusion: Absent God's convicting truth, pulpits and politicians can only put their finger in the dike... Silly! The blind leading the blind into the ditch!
    Loving God and neighbor comes with a few simple rules. They used to be taught in government schools so that when people discussed "wrong versus right" they had a common reference point to draw from. Today, my efforts to discuss wrong versus right results in nonsense coming from the helpless people who only know how to justify their actions and ignorance by whatever means possible. "I am just doing my job according to the government statutes." "It is the law." "We just need to agree to disagree." It is futile for me to reason with people without first drawing them into a common understanding of the Laws of Nature and Nature's God. Even in America's churches, I have to draw people into the verses in the Bible in order to have a coherent conversation. My courage and outspokenness may annoy them, but they cannot argue with the truth of scripture. I am walking on eggshells while hacking away at nonsense and lies with the sword of truth.
     If the pulpits knew how to present the cure, perhaps then they would feel comfortable exposing evil. If the pulpits knew that their congregations need true salvation, maturity, wisdom, and understanding, perhaps they would be comfortable teaching that from the pulpit, but no one in the congregation wants to be told that they need to seek more wisdom and understanding. It is the old "ego" thing. And the fear of sticking your neck out, thing. The truth is, the last three or four generations have been left behind and comfortable Christians don't want anyone to expose that fact. Nevertheless, I shall point out what I have observed in my life experiences.
   Second, I have never heard a preacher point out that we are all born ignorant of the Truth and that is why Jesus said that we must seek first his kingdom and his righteousness WHICH INCLUDES THE TRUTH THAT DEFINES RIGHTEOUSNESS! We are not born with it, so obviously we all need to seek it! IT IS THAT SIMPLE! Man, if I can humble myself to God and let His truth convict me of error, other people surely can! And, there are verses in the Bible which point out the mindset of men, including so-called Christians, as the end of the age approaches. 2Thess 2:3 is one. There must come a falling away of the church before the Lord returns. It is very difficult to open eyes and hearts in delusional and blind Christianity.

    Government interference in public schools: In government schools, I was a high achiever with straight A's in sixth grade. I learned to stand up to bullies. I even protected the kids who were magnets for derision and ridicule.
     Going to church at a young age got me to tearfully ask to be baptized into Jesus's family. At 8 years old,  I went forward during the alter call and literally said to the preacher, "I want to be in Jesus's family." I earnestly meant what I said, but it was left to me to expose myself to the Bible, which I did. However, when in High School I did the normal things everyone else was doing.
    In High School, "kids will be kids" and there is no Christian instruction in sexual virtue due to the government removing Bible verses and prayer in 1961 and '62. No government teachers could point out the Biblical warnings against promiscuity and blessings of sexual purity and marriage. I knew those things, but I succumbed to the peer pressure seeking "manhood." The end result was that I naively married young at 19, and I was unequally yoked with a wife who had not exposed herself to scripture, but who had been raised in the Catholic Church. (I naively thought Catholics didn't believe in divorcing) Had there been Biblical instruction in the government school I attended, my wife would have been exposed to it, and she may not have chosen to seek greener pastures on top of a barstool. She was a social butterfly who needed and craved the praise of friends as she tried to be the light of the party. I was more down to earth desiring to grow up and raise a wholesome happy family and leave the barstool behind. As well as stop wasting $200.00 a month at the bars every weekend.
    Shouldn't America's pulpits speak out against hiring the government secularists, socialists, Darwinists, and hedonists to miseducate generation after generation in the government schools? If the pulpits spoke out about it, that might give the politicians and the public the courage to speak out about it.

    Government interference in the labor market: Upon graduating High School, a living wage could not be earned working for the local farmers... This is because the competition with illegal aliens for farm labor drove the wages down. The unskilled Mexican laborers either lived 6 to 15 per house or were on some sort of government assistance.  Government subsidized housing, food stamps, and welfare, meant that the farmers could pay them less than a living wage. The farmers were not going to hire me and pay me a higher wage. Nor would they hire other white guys who refused to take government subsidies, thereby needing a living wage from a local farmer. Meanwhile, it was common practice for the illegals to marry white girls and get them on welfare to support their babies... also a way to become a citizen.
    At 12 years old, I went to work weeding onions for minimum wage. The 30-35 man weeding crew was made up of about half High School kids, about a third elderly and transients, and the rest Mexican illegals who could not speak English. I watched the Mexicans seek to weed next to the cute white girls. I saw the Mexicans occupy the ground between the crew and the outhouse in order to harass and "flatter" the white girls. I saw the older brothers stick up for their sisters and get fired for fighting with the Mexicans who blatantly sought to view down the shirts of the girls as they bent over pulling weeds. Needless to say, when I went back to weed onions at 13 years old, there were 20 Mexicans on the crew and only a few High School kids. Who wants to put up with that kind of work environment?
    Shouldn't the pulpits speak up about government interference in the labor market? And lack of border security? Shouldn't they speak up about the established older generation providing work and income opportunities to the upcoming generations? If the pulpits spoke out about it, that might give the politicians and the public the courage to speak out about it.

     Government interference in the rental market: Upon graduating High School and getting married, I needed to find a place to live. I could rent an old apartment for about $150.00 per month. Houses rented from $200.00 to $450.00 per month depending on the quality and size of the house. However, a new guy to town built some new apartments. They were called "low income" apartments because the government paid part of the rent for the low income residents. According to my income at that time, my rent would be only $175.00 per month, but the owner of the apartments got $425.00 per month because the government subsidized my rent. WHAT A SCAM! What a gold mine this apartment owner had going! He was getting rich off your tax dollars! Meanwhile, the other owners of rentals were finding it harder to maintain their rentals and their rents! Government interference in the rental market really did no good at all.
    Then came the government low income mortgage for permanent housing for the poor. In a few years, the apartments and the FHA new homes were being occupied by illegal aliens and drug users...
     Shouldn't the pulpits speak up about government interference in the housing market? Shouldn't they speak up about the established older generation providing reasonable rental and home ownership opportunities to the upcoming generations? If the pulpits spoke out about it, that might give the politicians and the public the courage to speak out about it.

   I was a hard worker and I had skills learned from working with my dad in his many endeavors. I landed one of the best careers available in the local area. I got on as a permanent full time employee of the National Park Service. What a wonderful job! All I had to do was put up with incompetent and lazy government employees(not all of them were) and I could transfer to other National Parks like Redwoods, Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone, etc. I could raise a family in God's country and have the security of a government job and benefits package! Wow! I was doing fine...
   When my sons were old enough to be baby sat, my wife thought it was time to get her social life back. Meaning, time to go back to the bar every weekend. She would pull her hair out and bite her nails fearing that she was missing out on some important stuff going on at the bar when I refused to go. Arguing over that and finances took its toll. She also didn't like the prospect of moving away from her hometown--her friends in the barstool congregation...Oh, there were no friends our age in the church congregation in that town. The churches were dead because the younger generations moved the congregation to the barstool. That left the oldest generation in church praying for the congregation at the bar... government schools dumbing down generation after generation?
    Shouldn't America's pulpits be taking up the slack where government schools are failing? Shouldn't churches be teaching Christian history, founding fathers, personal responsibility, virtue, wisdom, justice, liberty, and mercy? Shouldn't churches be teaching about salt and light, the role of citizens, the role of churches, the role of fathers, the role of family, and the proper role of government? How about our American heritage and the American Dream? America used to be a melting pot where people of all faiths and cultures melted into a common "mostly Christian" American culture and traditions. Government schools and filthy entertainment media have succeeded in dividing the American people. No more common heritage and melting pot. Hitler was right when he said, “When an opponent declares, "I will not come over to your side," I calmly say, "Your child belongs to us already... What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.”
    If America's pulpits spoke up about these things, it would give the politicians and the public the courage to speak up about these things.

    Government interference in fathers and families: My wife initiated a "no-fault divorce" which I did not want. Simple! Any judge desiring to protect the innocent in his court can see that a husband who is not at fault and who does not want a divorce is innocent and therefore should not lose his children and income. There are two ways the judge in my divorce can go. He chose the wrong way. He chose not to protect the innocent husband and his children. Rather, this judge chose to give his blessing to the guilty by stating, "Shacking up and tending bar are not sufficient grounds to remove the children from their mother. If I did that, I would need to remove children from other mothers who are shacking up and tending bar." This judge chose to enable and reward the bad choices of a narcissistic mother rather than point out her error. This judge missed an opportunity to educate and save my wife and family. He could have simply pointed out that family law was not written to make it legal for at-fault adulterous mothers to throw away not at fault fathers and keep his children and income.Then he could have returned my sons to me to be raised in a happy wholesome home which did not revolve around a barstool lifestyle. This may have caused my wife to reconsider her stupidity and selfishness. Lost people need people to point them in the right direction, not bless and enable their wrong direction!
    Shouldn't America's pulpits be pointing America's judges in the right direction? Wouldn't that save a lot of people and reduce the grief of injustice? What about the children of divorce growing up without fathers and without the Father in heaven? Jesus brought a F(f)ather's love to mankind, but America's dumbed down population doesn't know that. A loving earthly (f)ather will point his children to our heavenly Father who desires to teach us how to love family, friends, and neighbors in truth, righteousness, and justice. But, America's pulpits are not uniting fathers in this effort. What is wrong with America's pulpits? Are they content with hiring the government schools to miseducate Christian children and expose them to overwhelming unchurched peer pressure into drugs, sex, violence, bullying, and alternative lifestyles?
     Shouldn't the pulpits speak up about government interference in fathers and families? Shouldn't they speak up about fathers and mothers doing the role God gave them to do? A role that leads to truth and a resurrection to eternal life? If the pulpits spoke out about it, that might give the politicians and the public the courage to speak out about it.

    Notice the commercials on television asking for money to "save the children." Shouldn't those commercials be asking for money to save the fathers and mothers? If the fathers and mothers were doing their God given job, then their children would not need saving! Soon, America will be asking the government employees to "save their children." America is already collapsing into a third world nation. I wanted to save my children, but the government employees allowed them to be taken from me against my will. The government employees even used your tax dollars to subsidize the destruction of my family by providing free rent to my ex while forcing me to subsidize my ex's bar tab with over $30,000.00 in cash. I thought my neighbors were smarter than that! Evidently, NOT! Where are courageous men in the pulpit?

    Then there is this blog about government employees disregarding our Supreme Law of the Land and fining a guy $1500.00 for hanging an innocent flier in a private bulletin board--without a constitutionally required speedy trial by jury... Where are the real men in the pulpit who understand that this nation will not improve without a return to the God of the Bible? Why aren't they teaching, uniting, and standing for doing the role God gave men to do? God wants men to raise up Godly offspring. Why aren't we doing that? Are America's preachers and fathers blind? Are they preferring to deny the obvious truth about their condition and the condition of upcoming generations?

    The world won't get better until there is an awakening to the God of the Bible. The economy won't get better. The wars and conflict won't get better. The dying neighborhoods won't get better, and the drought in California won't get better until America turns and seeks God while repenting of their many sins. Chief among those sins is hiring the government secularists, socialists, Darwinists, and hedonists to miseducate generation after generation. And the other chief sin is government employees enabling and rewarding irresponsibility and ignorance with welfare, free rent, free food, free atrocious government schools, and free healthcare (free abortions for the promiscuous). It is the role of fathers to love, lead, teach, take care of, and protect their children and loved ones. That is NOT the role of government employees...
    If the pulpits spoke out about it, that might give the politicians and the public the courage to speak out about it. Without the pulpits speaking about these things, I am at an impasse. I shall sit back and watch what happens. My conscience is clear. I have been speaking out about these things for over 20 years. I will not have a millstone tied on my neck and I will not be cast into the sea...
Luke 17:2 It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin.
    Seek first His kingdom and don't stop seeking it until you find it. "He who seeks finds..." "Blessed are the humble to God, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."

2Chron. 7:14, If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

         I am not the only one who has had the courage to hold America's pulpits to account. In 1873, Charles Finney spoke these words to his fellow shepherds in the pulpit: 

Brethren, our preaching will bear its legitimate fruits. If immorality prevails in the land, the fault is ours in a great degree. If there is a decay of conscience, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the public press lacks moral discrimination, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the church is degenerate and worldly, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the world loses its interest in religion, the pulpit is responsible for it. If Satan rules in our halls of legislation, the pulpit is responsible for it. If our politics become so corrupt that the very foundations of our government are ready to fall away, the pulpit is responsible for it. Let us not ignore this fact, my dear brethren; but let us lay it to heart, and be thoroughly awake to our responsibility in respect to the morals of this nation.

    If the pulpits won't speak God's honest truth, no one will... except me evidently! But, I am tired... 

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