Thursday, April 26, 2012

Subjugation by Masterminds (An Opinion)

Federalist Papers # 51
If men were angels, no government would be necessary.
If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. James Madison

The people of the United States discarded the Divine Right of Kings notion in the late 1700’s, which led to an eight-year revolution against a tyrant. Between 1861 and 1865, Americans fought a bloody civil war to liberate a people from the abhorrent, aristocratic, peculiar master/slave incongruous-institution embedded within a free nation. We rejected the evil, Master-Race doctrine and with great courage fought WWII in the 1940’s, to prevent the total inhalation of my Jewish brethren and set a continent free. Why, in 2008, did many Americans cast off their citizenship and embrace the idea that unelected Masterminds should rule over every aspect of our lives? How did we revert to irresponsible, cowardice, surfs? Is it too late to uphold our Constitution, which secures the blessings of liberty for our posterity and ourselves?

I am convinced this November’s general election is the most important since 1860. Jesus foretold, “Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; any city or house divided against itself shall not stand.” (Matthew 12:25, NASB) The division in America resembles that, which separated free and slave states. We who promote individual freedom and less government intervention are separated from those who demand government to provide for all aspects of their lives, not realizing that a life of dependence on man-guided institutions leads to voluntary slavery.

God granted Americans the wonderful blessing of liberty. We have a duty to protect it. But how long will we waiver between two opinions (I Kings 18:21, NASB). To keep freedom, we must embrace individual responsibility, respect private property, and preserve life at all stages. Crafty, indoctrinated, pedigree holding, enemies of freedom reside in our Constitutional Republic. They believe in a utopian, centrally controlled, socially engineered, mastermind regulated world. They suppress individual liberty to benefit the collective. They reduce regular folks to useful farm animals, beholding to bureaucratic shepherds. This country will not, survive half government-dependent and half free. It will become either a tyranny where mediocrity is the norm, or a restored, limited structure where individual liberty and personal responsibility are valued and unlimited opportunity promoted.

America must have this debate. This election must resolve it. Do we remain the nation God created based on the exceptional, foundational, self-evident truth that all men are created equal and all have value in God’s eyes? Or, should we submit to the indoctrinated who claim they know what is best for all mankind to serve the greater social good? They claim to guarantee equal outcomes (goods, services, income, housing, vacations, transportation, energy, and sustenance) for everyone. These lying social engineers promise to take care of people. Many have tried this fantasy – see Plato’s Republic, from 380 BC, for example.

If we honestly assess where we are, the course set for us and our trending direction, then we could better judge what to do, and how to do it. We passed the second year since affordable health care became law. Under OBAMA CARE, I question, which Federal government powers remain restrained by the United States Constitution? Millions beseeched Congress to reject OBAMA CARE, or slow the process so we could learn its contents. Comrade Pelosi told us, “We have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it.” We protested, called, wrote letters, and transmitted e-mails. The Washington, DC masterminds heard us. They ignored us. The law’s passage coupled with our representatives’ deafness created a condition where the Supreme Court may rule that the United States Constitution allows the Federal government to force US citizens to purchase federally regulated health care. Should the Court render this decision, nothing will restrain the Federal government from pursuing whatever ends it justifies. We may fall asleep on June 30, 2012 assuming that we may yet see our country perpetually free from this mischief, only to wake July 1, 2012, to a new reality. One Justice’s vote may transform all citizens into subjects – servants to the regulatory masterminds. We want to understand why government must alter the more than 200-year fundamental relationship between the Federal government and US citizens. We must prevent this. But how?

America has been moving toward a dependant-regulated society and away from an individualistic, morally responsible, common-sense grounded, limited government for over one hundred years. To avoid a terrible calamity, we must unlock the shackles of tyranny this November. We shall either, as Abraham Lincoln foretold, “Nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth.” (Abraham Lincoln’s Annual Message to Congress, December 1, 1862) If we repent of the covetous-desire to be cared for all our days, if we will turn from this childish dependency, if we choose to vote for liberty, God may once again shed His grace on our country.

Joshua challenged the nation of Israel to, “Choose for yourselves this day who you will serve.” (Joshua 14:15, NASB) Americas must choose. We can let self-proclaimed mastermind elitists dominate, control, and enslave us in a perpetual state of bondage, or we can throw off these crafty liars, and be free, responsible, sovereign citizens. As for me and my house, we choose to serve the Lord of Glory, to preserve and defend His precious gift of liberty.

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
Edmund Burke

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Party Loyalty vs. Clear Thinking

The Colorado 2010 gubernatorial election causes me to pause and wonder. I have been asking myself, why does Dan Maes, the Republican Party’s losing candidate for governor, remain in this race? Why does Democrat, John Hickenlooper, contribute to his Chinook Fund and allow money to support organizations such as Cop Watch, La Raza, and terrorist sustaining Hamas. Has Dan Maes deluded himself into thinking he’s staging a comeback with a single percentage point margin from 15% to 16%. Has he struck a deal with someone, which requires him to press on when the evidence is compelling (if not overwhelming) that he cannot win? Is he vindictive? Does he place self-interest high above the interests of people of Colorado? Why won’t he do the honorable thing and gracefully remove himself from this contest? Is Dan Maes running interference for John Hickenlooper?

Is it bondage or misplaced loyalty that causes Colorado candidates, Party Leaders, and party members to elevate mere mortals above the needs of our State? If the Truth shall set us free, living a lie (i.e., false loyalty) leads to bondage. Loyalty, including Party Loyalty, to the one leading the lie, locks all who follow into shackles. The loyalty line seems to be, “Party over principle.” This applies to both Democrats and Republicans in Colorado’s 2010 gubernatorial race. John Hickenlooper, Dan Maes, and Party loyalists seem to ignore the Truth.

John Hickenlooper is a progressive, which means he’s an, “Ends justify the means,” kind of guy. To heck with the Constitution, he will expand Denver’s sanctuary city status to the entire state. Through confiscatory taxation, he will transfer wealth from oppressor, “Rich,” Coloradans to the oppressed, illegal-victim aliens. Finally, he will allow the Federal government to dictate to Colorado citizens how we live our lives.

Dan Maes tried to bury the truth and mislead us. We do not know who or what he is, how he will govern, or if we can believe anything, he says. All evidence indicates that he cannot be trusted. His behavior leads me to believe that he is not a conservative. Every conservative I know, although not perfect, lives an honorable life. Mr. Maes does not act like an honorable man. I hope he proves me (and thousands more) wrong by stepping aside and let a proven conservative govern.

The Party Leaders and Loyalists expect Coloradans to vote for these characters. I say, “Not so fast.” It is up to Liberty-loving, truth seeking and clear-thinking Colorado citizens to make the best choice for governor of our State.

So, let us start with a common base. We are Americans and Coloradans. When we say, “The Pledge of Allegiance,” are we pledging to the political party of choice? Do we sing “God bless the Party, or America?” For those who have sworn a solemn oath to preserve and protect the Constitution of the United States, party affiliation is never a consideration. Principled, Liberty-loving Americans say, “No more.” We reject Party Leadership domination. Do any of these major-party leaders represent plain, everyday Americans? Do they live paycheck-to-paycheck? Do they breathe special air, drink extraordinary water, or eat exceptional food? Okay, maybe they do. However, are they anything more than human? Do they really know what’s better for us? Do they really have our best interests in mind? Their gubernatorial selections reveal human fallibility and loyalty to their out-of-touch parties. They failed. It is time for Coloradans to exercise our God given obligatory duty to, “Throw off,” the major-party candidates and select a constitutionally sound governor for ourselves and posterity. Let’s drop the party politics, band together, and do what’s best for, We The People of the State of Colorado, for a change.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Resurrect the Republic

Folks, let's face it the Republic is dead. With a stroke of a pen, the fraud-in-chief signed America's death certificate this week. She died a slow, painful, and near her end, a pleading for life death caused by the cancer of progressivism, a disease of the brain that causes the host to believe the Constitution is no longer relevant, it has outlived its usefulness, and that Government experts know what is best for the people and nation.

When I tried to put my feelings into words, I had a strong sense of loss, a grieving, as if I mourned the passing of a dear, loved one. That's why I wore black clothes most of this week. Now, I never met a feeling I can trust so as rational thought regained control, I looked to God, the Supreme Ruler and Judge of the Universe. Re-connecting with my Creator in prayer has a way of grounding, stabilizing, and clarifying. God reminded me that He holds the future in His hands, and no matter how much the pretended leadership of this nation mocks Him and those of us who know the Risen One - Yeshua - we know He has resurrection power. In this truth, we have faith.

With this faith, I have to choose. Will I continue to serve a false hope that somehow we, who are finite, can turn the ship of state around? Or, will I follow the lead of the Infinite, Holy One? In a recent after-signing speach, the mocker-in-chief ridiculed those of us who opposed the death legislation and feared the loss of freedom in America. He laughed at the notion Armageddon would begin, asteroids would strike the planet, and great cracks in the earth would appear. He said he looked up to see if these things would happen and as it turned out, it was a nice day. The Lord reminded me of other self-proclaimed world leaders who mocked the Almighty: Pharaoh, Nebuchadnezzar, Alexander the Great, and Caesar. God in His mercy gave them time to repent. However, while God deals with our proud leaders in Washington, what do we, the people do.

As I see it, faith leads me to choose resurrection life. How do we resurrect the Republic? People of faith, and specifically the Body of Christ, must begin in prayer. Most of us are keenly familiar with this passage of scripture from 2 Chronicles 7:14, "If . . . My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." For me, the sin of progressivism stands out. It is a slow destroyer, but a destroyer nonetheless. I reject progressivism in all its many forms, and specifically false compassion that believes Government can provide better for people than the Creator. I embrace the cause of liberty anchored by the Constitution. I choose to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with other liberty-loving Americans who look to our nation's new birth of freedom, re-founded on Constitutional principles, which protect our God given rights of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness - the guarantee that what He provides to His people is not taken away under the guise of redistribution by a government of, by, and for elites.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Christmas Miracle

On Saturday, December 19, 2009 around 1 PM, I had a bad accident. To avoid hitting a small, mid-1980s, gray, "well used," Honda Civic (no tail lights), I chose to lay my motorcycle down on a busy street. Time seemed to shift its physical properties and slowed its natural pace. I remember saying a quick, "Jesus help me prayer," reminding myself to hang on and starting the ditch process I had studied, mentally prepared for many times, but after years of riding, I never had to use. I remember the initial impact with the street, then things are a bit fuzzy until maybe seconds, maybe minutes later.

I looked to my left and saw a large, black pickup truck heading for me and it stopped in the street's center lane next to me (in the left lane). I turned my head to the right and watched the little Honda drive away. I heard car doors slam, and then a woman looked into my helmet, identified herself as a paramedic licensed in another state, but requested my permission to, "Check me out."

I felt burning pain throughout my back, chest and right shoulder. I could not breathe, but I managed to tell her, "Okay." As she asked me a bunch of questions, checked my responses to hand and foot movements, I watched a young woman, and someone else, lift my bike off of my right leg.

I heard someone ask, "Did anyone call "9-1-1," and I heard another say, "Yeah, I did and they're one they're way."

Then, I heard the sirens, and saw a fire truck pull near my left side. The Lakewood Police, Fire and Rescue, and others asked me more questions, and I answered them as best I could. All I could think about was my wife, Mary, and how we were supposed to meet for lunch at the restaurant just down the street from where I laid. I kept asking someone, please call her, but I guess they had other things on their minds. Then, the paramedics decided to cut me out of my jacket and pants. I knew my gear had kept me alive, but I was not too sure for how much longer, because I still found it difficult to breathe. Then, that first lady paramedic looked into my helmet again and said, "I know you may not believe me, or may not want to hear this now, but you are going to be okay."

I do not know how long it took the rescue team to scrape me off the street, strap me to the most painful board on the planet, and place me in the ambulance, but I remember begging someone, anyone to call Mary.

They could not get an, "IV," started. Each time they tried, my veins collapsed. I heard one of the paramedics say, "We better get him to the hospital." We took off right away.

Sometime later in the hospital, after x-rays, cat scans, the removal of my helmet, and the successful insertion of an, "IV," I got the attention of one of the young police officer's who promised to call my wife.

Hours passed before Mary and our thirty-year old daughter, Michelle arrived. I was still strapped to the, "torture board," when our thirty-five-year-old son, Dan, showed.

This is when the miracle happened. For almost three years, our son and daughter have not spoken to one another. As I watched them work together to support their mother, my dear wife, Mary, God filled me with His joy. I was so grateful to Jesus for letting me witness His use of my broken body, to bring reconciliation between our children. The greatest Christmas gift I could receive was seeing our children treating each other with kindness. This joy transformed into strength, and I knew I would be okay.

Don't get me wrong, the pain did not go away, but I had a joy and strength that surpassed the damages, which listed can be sung to the, "12-Days of Christmas," tune: 6 broken ribs, a broken collar bone - in 3 places, and a fractured shoulder blade.

My riding days are probably over (Mary demands that I sell the bike after it is fixed), the orthopedic surgeon tells me that it will take a year for all my broken bones to heal, and I still may have to have shoulder surgery if she is not satisfied with my progress. Nevertheless, if God used a crash to help bring our children back together again, it is okay.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Another Nail In America's Coffin

The Senate ignored the will of the people of the United States of America. It's time to fight, no longer with words.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Book Recommendation


Last night, I started reading a novel. The title of the book is, "Patriots." It is written by James Wesley Rawles. The Amazon Link is: .

This is not a book review because I have only read the first two chapters. However, I can tell that this work is important for others to read. If you suspect that the our government's behavior is taking our nation and the entire world down a path to economic and social collapse, James Wesley Rawles paints a, I believe, near future scenario that is realistic and tells how his characters were prepared to face for what followed. Since I don't know how the book ends, I can't spoil the story for anyone. Based on what I've read, if you care anything about the Constitution of the USA, I recommend that others read it too.

Charles J. Patricoff
Author of the Civil War Series: Destination Hope

Sunday, October 4, 2009

October 4, 2009 – Bible Study – Psalm 55:1-23

What is the main point?
It is a fearful thing for us, who understand righteousness and desire to live upright lives, to see wickedness abound (vs 4), and to see our leaders - elected leaders - act wickedly (vs 3). Where is the justice for the American citizen taxpayer? Are we reduced to nothing but subjects to BHO and his cronies? Why did he and his wife, and their friends have to fly to Denmark to make another speech, and why did they have to take separate planes - all at the expense of American citizens? Who would have benefited if they had won the Olympic prize? The questions are endless because wickedness knows no bounds.

What does God reveal about Himself?
Yet, God sees, He hears, and He knows the judgment He plans for the wicked. BHO has violated his covenant (vs 20) - to protect and defend the Constitution, which he considers to be fundamentally flawed. God will let BHO and his house (including his Czar friends) go down alive to Sheol, for evil is in his dwelling, and in his midst (vs 15).

What insights can I apply to my life?
As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord (Joshua 24:15). Our God is our refuge (vs 8). Even when He brings terrible calamity upon our nation for its many grievous sins, I know I can trust Him (vs 23).

How can I honor God with this passage?
I choose to repent of my sins - open and secret - for only when I humble myself under the mighty hand of God can He raise me up to be the man He intends - a light unto the Gentiles and a hope to His people - Israel.