Guest Post 1-16-13

All this time to try and figure out the page issues and it still isn’t as I wished. In order to get all 5 pages, you must click on the Guest Post 1-16-13 title, then the page numbers show and can all be accessed. I’ll work on it, but for now, just click the title. Thanks, Allen

A few days ago I came across this over at one of my favorite sites, ZeroHedge. It raised several issue that we who favor a Founders’ view of the Constitution are familiar with. It also does a fine job of showing some of the flaws in the Evolving view theory, as well as giving some of the sources behind this flawed thinking. One thing is certain, where this country goes will be determined by who wins this argument. I can’t help but be a little pessimistic about the outcome, but still hope for the best.

After reading it, I decided to contact the author, Brandon Smith. He has graciously granted me permission to reprint the piece here, for you folks, in it’s entirety. I saved my comments on it until the end, touching on a few obvious points. Due to it’s length I’ve broken it down into 5 pages.

Here it is.


“Where Does The Hatred Of Constitutionalism Come From?”

The Constitution of the United States is an undeniably powerful document.  So powerful in fact, that it took establishment elitists with aspirations of globalized governance over a century to diminish the American people’s connection to it.  It’s been a long time coming, but in the new millennium, there is now indeed a subsection of the masses that not only have no relationship to our founding roots, they actually despise those of us who do!

There are a number of reasons for this dangerous development in our culture:  A public school system that rarely if ever teaches children about the revolution, the founders, constitutional liberty, or the virtues of individualism in general.  A mainstream media apparatus that has regurgitated endless anti-constitutional shlock for decades, attacking any person or group that presents a freedom oriented view.  And a governmental structure that has become so corrupt, so openly criminal, that they ignore all aspects of constitutional law without regard, rarely feeling the need to explain themselves.  As a people, we are surrounded daily by the low droning wash-talk of denigration and disdain for our principled foundations.  The wretched ghosts of collectivism and tyranny mumble in our ears from birth to death.  It’s truly a miracle that every man and woman in this nation has not succumbed to the mind numbing hypnotism…

However, our propaganda soaked environment is not the ONLY cause of our self destructive society; many people are themselves to blame.  Severe character flaws and psychological imbalances have left some open to suggestion, manipulation, and fraud.  Their hatred, though fueled in part by the socialization of the establishment, is still theirs to own.

The brutal ignorance on display in mainstream circles against the liberty-minded needs to be addressed.  In my view, the American public is being conditioned to see us as a convenient “enemy” which they can use to project all their internal grief and woe.  Our country is on the verge of collapse, economically, politically, and philosophically.  Corporatized elements of our government and the financial high priests of the international banking sector are behind this calamity, and of course, they don’t plan to take responsibility.  Who better to demonize as the catalyst for all the pain that is coming than the only people who have the awareness and the means to stand against the catastrophe?

I’d like your help if you can.

In a little over a week I will be taking the girls on a much needed family vacation. It’s birthdays, our anniversary, and Christmas all rolled into one. We are so looking forward to it. We need it.


So what I’m looking for is someone, or multiple someones, to help out. The Daily Thread and Prayer Requests I will cover, but I’m looking for some people to help with the News/Politics Thread for a week. That post takes a little more time, and I’d like to dedicate my vacation time to the family as much as possible. If you’d like to take a shot at it, let me know. I can set it up to allow others the access, and will do so. If you are familiar with WordPress that’s a bonus, but it’s not required because it is an easy system to use.

If you are interested, contact me by e-mail and I’ll give you my number so we can discuss it.

You can use my personal e-mail if you have it. If not, just use this one.




A Biblical Model of Government

Note from Allen

I may have been too hasty in my eagerness to give you folks more content from someone new. It appears the piece I posted was not a complete, finished version. The fault for this rests entirely with me, not the author. Again, I jumped the gun. I get what the author was saying, and feel they had some excellent observations. But in all fairness, an incomplete work does not accurately reflect the authors intent or points. They did not asked for it to be removed. I have taken it upon myself to do it. I apologize to the readers, and especially to the author, for my error here. I hope that soon we can update with a more complete piece that is a better representation of the authors intent.


Allen Jackson



Guest Post Michelle Ule

One of the things I want to accomplish here is to allow folks to share their thoughts with the rest of us on matters of God, faith, and family.  I encourage anyone who feels led to share something, or someone, that matters to you in these areas to send me what you’d like to post and we will. I have some things I’m working on, but I’d hoped and prayed for something from others. You are a unique group, with amazing lives and stories. You have meaningful things to share. Shine your light.
The following are some thoughts from someone many of you already know.  If you don’t, then let me introduce you to Michelle. She is a fine writer and a good friend to many of us here.
“In the nearly ten years I read and commented on World Magazine’s blog, I was always surprised when a non-believing visitor would claim Christianity is just a minor subset of society and we (the Christian posters) had a far elevated concept of our position than we deserved.

Certainly, I’m well familiar with the Romans 10:3 passage that admonishes us not to think more highly of ourselves than we ought, but really, how could any American think Christianity was a small sect of no importance?

I’ve traveled all over the world and while I’d agree that America is not the be-all-end-all-of civilization, followers of Jesus are everywhere and they have a common point of reference: Christ as the risen son of God who came to save the world.

While Bible believing Christians may look and sound different, fundamentally what we believe, shapes who we are and how we think–no matter our nation of birth.

But why did these “visitors” think Christianity is just an unimportant little group?

When you look at a map of Israel, you can see how small it is in comparison to the rest of the world. Other than Jesus and God’s chosen people, not much has come from that triangle on the far eastern shore of the Mediterranean.

It sat at the crossroads of the known world at the time, however, and Rome thought highly enough of it that it conquered the land. The Ottomans wanted it too, not to mention Alexander the Great.

Do I need to continue with this list?

I recently got a hint of why some believe Christianity is minor while visiting New York City. I spent three days in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Natural History Museum.

It’s interesting to see where the emphasis lies in the largest city in the strongest nation currently teetering on center stage.

You’ll always find an art museum stuffed with Madonnas and child; crucifixes, paintings of pilgrims, Jesus, Mary, sometimes God, occasionally the Holy Spirit, artifacts, reliquaries, and boxes full of potential Biblical. You can’t miss Christian art in a “regular” art museum. Jesus has been the inspiration and demanded focus of artists and patrons since about 35 A.D.

The Met has a large section, front and center, full of golden chalices and icons–glorious art works that turn a social justice fan’s stomach (and mine, too) at the over-the-top expense.

However I read a portion of Mark the other day about Mary covering Jesus’ feet with expensive spices and wiping them dry with her hair, I was reminded of his remarks, “the poor you will always have with you,” and “Mary has given her best,” in preparing him for death. Those who created such jewel-encrusted art were trying to give their best–at least I hope so.

Still, I flinched at the excess.

Over at the Natural History Museum, Christianity is a side note to large anthropological features devoted to Asia, the Semite countries (including a painting of Nebuchadnezzar’s palace) and Islam. The reference to Christianity is buried in a side panel discussing Armenian culture (though they did a fine job explaining baptism).

In the planetary sciences–which I visited with an astronomer–we examined exhibits filled with bad and out-dated science.

In the biological section–a paen to Darwin–my biologist child shook her head time and again at all the inerrancies blazoned on the wall. “They have their science wrong. It’s at least 15 years out of date.”

Of course we loved the dinosaurs and other fossils, but here, too, more recent science has disproved the notion human life can from a primordial soup. No mention of the anthropological possibilities of God of course. That’s probably appropriate but the extremes they went to avoiding any mention of the transcendent were humorous.

I sat under the bones of an enormous wooly mammoth and read through Whirled Views’ final posts–thank you, Natural History Museum for free wi-fi. My eyes filled with tears when I realized, I wouldn’t be able to share my observations with you all.

Thanks, A.J, for giving me this opportunity.

. Throughout the Old Testament, God engages his people with his culture. He warns that only a remnant of believers will endure.

When you look at the effects of Christianity through the lenses of the big museums in the biggest city in the wealthiest nation (well, maybe with the possible exception of China these days), we who are believers, really are only a scrap of attention, a small blip on their scale.

We’re supposed to be a remnant–a small number.

I came away from New York understanding a little more why “sophisticated” people might think Christianity is a minor footnote to history. Opportunities to meet “real” believers, to engage with intellectually rigorous Christians, and to reflect on how Christianity has changed the face of the globe, are AWOL–at least at those two museums.

No wonder, so many don’t think of Jesus as an answer to any problems.

They don’t know anything about him.

–Michelle Ule
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