Thursday, April 17, 2014

WAR IS COMING! ... J. D. Longstreet



WAR IS COMING!  
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

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An old admonition continues to tug at my consciousness. Its cautionary advice about something imminently dangerous approaching — just over the horizon — is more than a little compelling. You know — the admonishment that warns: “Eat, drink, and make merry, for tomorrow we die!” (You may recall several different versions found in the Bible.)

We are headed as straight to a third world war as a Martin flies to its gourd.

That fact, and I do believe it is a fact, is an unwelcome one.  Nevertheless, tis true.

Look, dear reader, our President is a humiliation to, not just the US, but to the free world!  He has proven to be a weakling, a pushover, a wimp, an international embarrassment.  And he is going to start a world war.

The folks in Eastern Europe know it.  The folks in Western Europe know it, the folks in Israel know it, heck, the entire Middle East knows it!

The Ukraine is gone -- at least the eastern region and, most likely, the entire country.  Just as the Crimea fell to Russian might, so will the Ukraine. It has already begun.  Next up -- the Baltic States Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. 

Look.  A complete blithering idiot can deduce that Czar Putin is recreating the old Soviet Union -- right before our eyes -- while our boy/man "fearless leader" sits in the Oval Office sucking his thumb.

I must tell you, it has been an extremely long time since I have been as humiliated by a president as I am today with Obama.  Honestly, I didn't think it could ever get as bad as it did with Jimmy Carter,  but, gentle reader, Obama makes Carter look like a LION!

History teaches that every time a president cowers in the White House, we end up at war somewhere, with someone.  Remember how the White House declared we would not get involved in what turned out to be World War One?  Remember how the White House promised we would not become involved in World War Two?  Uh-huh.  Get the picture?

So here we are, staring down the barrel of World War Three, and the White House is doing everything it can to avoid involvement.

Every have a boil on your body?  Remember the continual pain from that boil?  What to do?  Lance it.  The instant the blade touches the boil the pain is excruciating. The next instant, there is copious relief as the pressure is relieved and the corruption is drained.

Putin is that boil on the derriere of the free world today.  He needs to be lanced.  But the man who holds the scalpel is no where to be found.   It is shameful.

To our friends in Europe we'd like to remind you that THIS is why so many of us conservatives in the US voted against Obama.  We warned of his empty suit, of his inexperience, of his Marxist agenda.  We would have warned of his cowardice had we known at the time.

But, as I recall, much of Europe supported Obama for the US Presidency.

Some of you learned of your folly early on as evidenced by the following: 
“So Europe got the American president it wanted – the one who would present no threat to its own delusions. The United States is now officially one of us: an Old World country complete with class hatred, ethnic Balkanization, bourgeois guilt and a paternalist ruling elite. And it is locked into the same death spiral of high public spending and self-defeating wealth redistribution as we are. Welcome to the future, and the beginning of what may turn out to be the terminal decline of the West.” … Janet Daley, The Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/us-election/9668774/America-has-become-an-Old-World-country.html

Ms. Daley figured it out.

I say ALL this to say simply this:  Europe, you're on your own!  The hungry Russian bear is at your door -- and there is no one, no big brother across the Atlantic, to come to your rescue -- again!

Oh.  Don't misunderstand, Europe.  We're here, its just that have no leader -- and we won't have for at least ten more years!

You have to understand Mr. Obama.  See, he's a bully -- in the classic sense.  If you allow him, he will run roughshod right over the top of you.  However, if you stand up to him, he wilts much like a shrinking violet.  THAT is what Czar Putin has discovered about Obama -- and that's what the Russians are exploiting.  And it's working brilliantly.

The US needs to put that missile shield in Poland and the Czech Republic -- for starters. Put some American boots on the ground in the Baltic States.  I don't mean troops to act as a speed bump, I mean combat tested, hardened, veterans along with the artillery and tank killing munitions and whatever else it will take to make a heck of a lot of noise  and do a tremendous amount of damage should the Russkies let slip the dogs of war in the Baltic States. 

Heck, the Brits are already bolstering their forces there now.  Other NATO countries will follow suit, but, let's face it, the backbone of NATO is the US.   Unfortunately, Precious Flower, Obama, is leading from behind (as far behind as he can manage) once again.

It is depressing as heck to watch the people of that region cast beneath the shadow of the Russian bear.

"Fifteen independent countries, including
Russia, emerged from the Soviet Union's disintegration. Six of them—Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, and the three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania—are in Europe, and all of them have a complicated relationship with modern Russia. Seven other countries once belonged to the Warsaw Pact, the Soviet Union's military alliance in Eastern Europe. With the Cold War's end, none of them had faced the threat of military intervention by the communist superpower's successor state—until now." -- SOURCE:  http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/03/russias-seizure-of-crimea-is-making-former-soviet-states-nervous/284156/

Can there be any question that Putin will make a grab for all those former members of the Warsaw Pact?

Putin must be stopped.  Words won't do it.  It is obvious he doesn't respect the
US.  I propose we make him FEAR the USSTOP TALKING TO HIM ... PERIOD!   Put our SOG troops to use.  Turn them loose on Putin's forces within Ukraine and where ever else they may have stepped over their border.  Aggravate the living daylights out of them.   Get their attention.  Put them on the defensive.   But DON'T TALK TO THEM. Keep 'em guessing. 

The experts at all this are less than an hour from where I sit as I write.  They're the best in the world.  If ANYONE can put fear into the hearts of the Russkies, these guys can do it.

We have all those drones with missiles aboard.  Surely they are not
ALL occupied with searching out and killing terrorists.  Why not begin knocking out bridges all the way from Estonia south at least to the Moldavia/Romania border. 

Of course, aircraft don't use bridges, but tanks do -- and the Russkies love their tanks.

The point is the
US should at the very least, set Putin's forces back on their heels a bit.  As it is, they have an open field and nothing stands between them and the end zone.

That's wrong -- on so many levels. 

Look, I don't want war, either.  But the nub of it is -- we're going to have a war whether we want it or not.  Plus -- the plain truth is that when Americans and Russians begin exchanging gunfire it will instantly become a world war. 

As we said above, the
Ukraine is effectively gone.  The moment Russian forces set foot in the Baltic States they will face resistance from NATO troops.  The US will be committed -- as an attack on ANY NATO member is considered an attack upon all NATO members.

THIS is what timidity in a
US leader will bring.  War.

J. D. Longstreet

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Republicans Wimping-Out On Repeal Of Obamacare? ... J. D. Longstreet

Republicans Wimping-Out On Repeal Of Obamacare?
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

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Allow me to be as clear as possible right here at the beginning of this commentary.  I don't like Obamacare at all, not in the slightest, in any way -- shape or form.  Period!  Got it?

Obamacare is a Marxist/socialist/statist policy and I hate it. 

Vladimir Lenin, himself, said:  "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State."

Ole Vlad knew exactly what he was talking about. Obamacare warms the cockles of the hearts of all the Marxists in the Democratic Party and believe me, there are a host of them!

There is NOTHING good about Obamacare.  It is a cancerous assault on the freedom of Americans and it needs to be gone and, frankly, all those who supported it and voted it through the Congress need to be gone along with it.

Here in North Carolina, we're doing our dead level best to rid ourselves of every Democrat who supported Obamacare and/or Obama.  At the moment, our chances for success look very promising.

" ObamaCare is a curse! Take your lives and your homes back. Do it now, before it is to late. Take action now. Save yourselves, and your loved ones. Get unstuck, be informed, get peace of mind, stop the depression and anxiety, take charge of your lives for once. Do it now! -- SOURCE:  http://www.eminentculture.com/obamacare-blessing-curse/  

Look.  Obamacare has not even begun to affect your life yet.  The law is so large, so intrusive in your private life that you are just not going to believe the depth of government meddling that attends Obamacare.  It has yet begun -- but it's coming, I assure you.

And now the GOP is backing away from a total repeal of Obamacare.  Especially the establishment Republicans.  Now their battle cry is "Repeal and Replace!" 

WHAT?  Repeal and Replace?  Are they completely nuts!?

Recently, Rush Limbaugh said:  "The Republican establishment obviously has a campaign game plan involving Obamacare, and it does not include repealing it, folks.  The Republican establishment apparently doesn't want to campaign on repealing it.  They want to campaign on fixing it." -- SOURCE:  http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2014/03/14/the_gop_establishment_wants_to_run_on_fixing_not_repealing_obamacare

The establishment Republicans are trying their dead level best to turn the November election over to the Democrats.   I have concluded that is what all the "fix" Obamacare Bovine Scatology coming from the GOP is all about.  I have come to believe the establishment Republicans do not want to win in November.  

Two things:  If the GOP wins in November that will mean they'll have to get off their collective derrieres and actually DO something.  I think they are loathe to do that.

And two:  The democrats are just waiting for a chance to replace Obamacare with another of their Marxocratic socialized medicine schemes.  It's called a single payer plan. 
To see just how bad a single payer type of healthcare system really is,  just check out the British system.  It's bad, folks, REALLY bad.   There were published report a few months ago of British citizens having to resort to extracting their own teeth with pliers due to such long waits for dental care.

Look.  The Democrats are counting on Republicans wimping out.   By offering to "fix" Obamacare, or repeal and replace Obamacare, the GOP is playing right into the Democrat's hands.

See, the Democrats believe that they will not be beaten so severely about the head and shoulders over their support of Obamacare IF they offer to "fix" it.   That's what they are doing.  That's the ongoing campaign.   And the Republicans are giving them aid and comfort every time they mention their desire to fix Obamacare, too.   The GOP's actions here are what I like to call: DUMB!

I cannot see that there is any argument  against my prognostication that the Republican Party is headed for extinction.   Just observe their senseless machinations -- not just on Obamacare but on so much else.  Is the GOP leadership brain dead?

Maybe after another defeat at the polls in November the real conservative republicans will screw up enough courage to leave the GOP and begin another completely separate conservative party that will have as its goal saving America and returning her to the constitutional representative republic the Founding Fathers designed.

I am quickly coming to believe it is the only chance America has of survival.

J. D. Longstreet

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Who cries for the Benghazi Four


Who cries for the Benghazi Four

 

September 11th 2012 marked a milestone in the Administration of Barack Obama.  On this night an American President aided and abetted enemies of the United States. Ambassador John Christopher Stevens and three others were murdered during two separate attacks on American installations in Benghazi Libya. Over 100 people took part in the first assault on the American Mission, killing Stevens and a fellow diplomat. Several hours later two security personnel were killed by a second wave of thugs in a nearby facility.  President Obama and his surrogates, including Hillary Clinton, were well aware of the ongoing sieges, yet they sent no help. Worse, those who could have rescued these heroes of America were told to stand down. Days after these assaults the Obama Administration presented a series of lies to justify these atrocities. A film entitled the Innocence of Muslims was stated as the cause of these assaults in Libya and across the Arab World. Obama’s spin doctors took to the media stating a series of talking points to affirm the White House position which insisted these were spontaneous attacks. In short order the investigative journalists still employed uncovered the truth. These assaults were anything but spontaneous. Well-armed and well planned these attacks were months in the making. Since then Congressional committees have endeavored to root out the truth from the Administration on many fronts. Who ordered the stand down of our troops that night? Why did the State Department refuse to enhance security when they were aware of an imminent threat against American personnel and installations in Benghazi? Most importantly: Who prevented help from being sent when the White House knew the attacks were ongoing? Condemnation, after the fact, by the White House was too little and too late. Hillary Clinton, when probed concerning the State Department’s malfeasance before a Senate committee on this issue, in January of 2013, blurted out the now famous words. “What difference does it make.” The latter statement was in reference to whom initiated the attacks. Documentary requests by various Congressional committees have been stonewalled by Obama and his minions. Nineteen months ago a preventable tragedy occurred in Benghazi. From the perch of many President Obama saved the Muslim attackers by not sending help that fateful night.  Worse the cover up continues as time from its occurrence melts away. Only the President knows why he did not react appropriately during the assault. We may never know.  To answer the question who cries for the Benghazi four, with the exception of their families, no one.

 

Mark Davis MD, President of Healthnets Review Services and Davis Book Reviews.


Dr. Davis’ latest book is Obamacare: Dead on Arrival, A Prescription for Disaster.

Cattle grazing standoff in Nevada ends peacefully with BLM retreat

Commentary by James Shott

Thankfully, the standoff at the Bundy ranch in Nevada ended fairly peacefully. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Neil Kornze made a good decision, and the correct decision, when he pulled his officers out after returning some 400 head of seized cattle to the land on which they had been grazing. He took the action “because of our serious concern about the safety of [BLM] employees and members of the public.”

The Internet is rife with stories about this incident from national and local news outlets including ABC, the local CBS channel KLAS-TV, Newsmax.com, the Los Angeles Times, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Associated Press, and others.

Some will say that rancher Cliven Bundy was at fault in this incident. Mr. Bundy raises cattle on the ranch his grandfather started in the1870s, and he and his ancestors and neighbors have been grazing their herds on this land for well over a hundred years.

The federal government, through the BLM, took control of a huge area in Nevada when a tortoise that makes its home there was labeled “threatened” many years ago. In order to graze their cattle there, ranchers had to pay a fee. The new paradigm engendered the shutting down of several ranches, Mr. Bundy asserts, and he refused to be one of them. He continued to graze his cattle there and has refused to pay the fee on the basis that the federal government had no right to take control of the land that belonged to the State of Nevada.

He and others dispute the stated reason for the federal encroachment, the “threatened” tortoise. They say that the tortoise is not endangered at all, and that even if it was, cattle do not harm the habitat or the tortoises. Thus, the federal government had no basis for the take-over, and the court actions against him are therefore moot.

After losing court actions, Mr. Bundy still grazed his cattle on the land for years without paying. In response to a court order, the BLM recently sent an estimated 200 heavily armed officers and police dogs to the area and began rounding up the cattle.

And that’s when the revolt against what protesters viewed as over-reaching on the part of the BLM/federal government starting building steam. The protestors began rolling in from across the country. Some were armed and some were on horseback, reportedly attempting to free cattle seized by the BLM.

Tensions grew and were aggravated when Mr. Bundy’s son was shot twice with a stun gun, and a BLM officer tackled Mr. Bundy’s 57-year-old sister to the ground.

As tensions grew among the protestors, and the potential for violence grew, Director Kornze made the decision to return the captured cattle and withdraw the BLM personnel.

Some believe the federal retreat signals a victory for Mr. Bundy and his supporters. Others believe the federal intervention was a test to determine whether, and to what extent, the American people will stand up against federal over-reaching. Whatever the case, it has gotten the attention of millions of Americans.

Now it’s time for answers to some important questions about the BLM and its actions, and the basis for the court decisions. The most important of these questions is: Where does the federal government find the authority for the BLM to take control of land belonging to a sovereign state?

Some legal authorities say that the Bureau of Land Management action is a direct violation of Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17 of the US Constitution. That clause, the Enclave Clause, authorizes Congress to purchase, own and control land in a state only under specific and limited conditions, such as “for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards, and other needful buildings.” It does not mention uses such as to protect endangered animals.

Legal scholar Mark Levin said that the BLM negotiated agreements with Mr. Bundy and other ranchers many years ago for water rights, grazing rights, and for building roads and irrigation. The BLM then changed the rules in what Mr. Levin called a “systematic and deliberate campaign to drive ranchers out of Southern Nevada.” The fact that Mr. Bundy is the lone remaining rancher in the area adds credence to this charge.

And why swoop in with heavily armed federal agents and forcibly take Mr. Bundy’s cattle? This action is not only uncalled for, but is dangerous and irresponsible. There are other methods for the federal government to get what it is due in fees without armed force.

It is an encouraging sign that so many Americans from so many states felt strongly enough about this issue to travel to Nevada and stand beside Mr. Bundy and his family in the face of federal tyranny.

Each time the government oversteps its bounds, the people complain, but usually to no avail. Let us hope that this time the message that the government that exists only to serve the best interests of Americans will not be allowed to endlessly abuse them.

People are more important than animals, and the American people are more important than their government. Our government and our leaders need to be reminded of their proper place.


Cross-posted from Observations

Once Upon A Time ... ... J. D. Longstreet

Once Upon A Time ...
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

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How is it possible for a great American political party to be so out of touch with its constituents, so completely tone deaf to their wants and desires,  so separated from the reality of the world around them? 

With citizens looped together into one vast globe encircling network of information and communication, how is it possible for the GOP to be so ill informed? 

The Republicans are, today, set to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory -- again.

From where I sit, I can feel victory slipping away in the election scheduled for this coming November.   A loss of the 2016 presidential election is already a given.  We WILL have another democrat for President beginning January 20th, 2017.   

How is this possible?   Americans, at least those who are politically aware, understand that America wants to be  --  YEARNS to be -- rescued from the Marxist agenda being so forcefully pushed through Congress by our Marxist President and a Democratic Party that is indistinguishable from the Communist Party.

The Communist Party has announced publicly that they will be throwing their considerable assistance to the Democratic Party over the next several months to aid the Democrats  in maintaining their hold on the US Senate in November.  Does that not tell you where the sympathies of the Democratic Party lies?  Of course it does! 

Democrats are, in fact, Communists.  If you are a registered Democrat and you don't hold with the Communist agenda, the Communist Manifesto, then you'd better get thee hence, because you are consorting with communists!

The sickening thing is this:  The GOP has attempted, with great success so far, to adopt the old Democratic Party platform.  In doing so, they have managed to set themselves on the same course toward communism as the Democrats did, and they have managed to drive a wedge -- deeply -- between the moderate, liberal, and conservative branches of the GOP.  The wounds from this gouging seem to be fatal.

Let's face it , dear reader.  The Republican Party is as dead as a door-nail.  Those twinges of life we detect from time to time are coming from the conservatives in the Tea Party Movement who refuse to lie down and die.  In point of fact, THEY are the ONLY reason the Republican Party still draws a little breath today.

America desperately needs a conservative political party, and we need it yesterday.

When I say "Conservative" Party, I don't mean a conservative in the mold of Jeb Bush or George, or even George H.W. Bush.  They are are fine people, a lovely family, but they a are liberals to moderates on their best days.  THEY ARE NOT CONSERVATIVES, no matter what the hierarchy of the GOP would have you believe.

The GOP is unsalvageable.  It cannot be saved.  The establishment Republicans will not allow the party to be saved.  They don't want it saved because they either don't see a problem -- or -- they like what they see.

In any event, the GOP is no place for conservative Americans.  Conservatives need their own political party, a viable political entity.  Conservatives will never get it from the GOP.  Even now, conservatives within the GOP must do battle with the Democrats AND the Republicans.  As a result, conservative initiatives are smothered to death in both the US House and the US Senate and nothing of real value to the country gets done.

GK Chesterton once said that only dead bodies go with the current.  It takes live ones to swim against it. Many conservatives, like this scribe, have withdrawn from the GOP and are now enjoying status as Independent voters.  Many of us would gladly align ourselves with a new and viable conservative party that would take the battle to the Democrats -- and the Republicans -- while asking, and giving, no quarter.

NO wonder the story of the current GOP reads like a fairy tale. 

For once upon a time in a kingdom far, far, away, there really was a political party that was different from the Democratic Party.   But in order to curry favor with the Mainstream Media,  and in order to be on the "A" list, invited to the best cocktail and dinner parties in Washington, they felt they had to lower their standards, compromise their beliefs -- and -- for all intents and purposes, sell-out their constituents.

They did all of that. 

It turned out to be a Faustian Deal.

Like Faust, the Devil won't let the GOP out of its contract with him (not that they're making any real effort at  breaching that contract) -- and the immediate consequence is -- the death of the Republican Party.

So. We'll watch as conservatives fight like crazy to hold onto to whatever gains have been made between now and November and pray, pray hard, that the establishment "knot heads" at the helm of the GOP don't blow the whole deal by November -- as they are wont to do.

J. D. Longstreet

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Senate Must Demand Answers from Harry Reid and President Obama,. Any that don't will add to their defeat in November

America's outrage grows and well it should! America is a nation  built on the principle of due process!   



Investigations into last weeks heavy handed actions by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to remove privately owned cattle from government managed range land have lead to allegations that Harry Reid and the Obama administration have conspired to defraud the American public by cutting a secret deal with a Chinese energy company associated with the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone to use the property as an Offset for environmental mitigation purposes.


Americans Under Siege from a Rouge Government 
This Too Must Be Investigated

These are very serious charges, an abuse of power in the highest order,  the evidence is substantial.

200 heavily armed Federal agents being dispatched against a citizen is beyond tolerable, bringing these troops against an American in order to facilitate a secret, potentially illegal agreement with a foreign, government controlled, company, it is an act of treachery against Americans in the highest order.

This Chinese company is alleged to have received American Tax Payer stymulious  money also.

If true, Reid and the Senators that support him must be held to account. Obama too.


Yesterday's Flower Children Became today's Bloomin' idiots

A Christian Zionist? ... J. D. Longstreet

A Christian Zionist?
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

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I didn't set out to become a Christian Zionist, but apparently, I wound up as one.

Christian Zionism is the belief that Israel has a right to return and establish a nation exactly where she has,  and further, she has the right to continue to exist there.

There are multitudes of Christian Zionist round the world and a throng of them exist in America, especially within the evangelical churches.
 
I'm not an evangelical, though raised as a youth within the evangelical community.  Like so many other things in my life I decided that particular practice of my faith did not suit me.  I found that I preferred the liturgical type worship services and in my mid-twenties became an active member of a liturgical church, one of the mainline denominations in America, indeed, the world.

However, within the last quarter century that church has been sucked into the leftist "social justice" (Marxist, Communist) philosophy and its reliance on the scriptures alone for guidance and instruction on all things has been supplanted by Marxist, statist theology.

I left the church.

I am a "sola scriptura" type of fellow.  I was not then, and am not now, about to compromise and substitute my faith for the intellect of a group of egg-headed elitists at the hierarchy of the church. 

As such, I believe that when God told Abraham,   “I will bless those who bless you and I will curse those who curse you and in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.” (Genesis 12:3) He meant it!

If you have any doubt of the veracity of that statement, from God Himself, then I advise you to look at America today.  We're in a rapid decline, in a mess in every way that matters. 

It is my unwavering belief that as long as the Obama Regime is in power in America, America will continue to decline. 

The US President, B. Hussein Obama  has proven time and again that he is no friend to Israel ... at all.  The US is paying a price for his blasphemy.

Now here's the thing (as they say).  When America suffers -- the whole of the planet suffers.  Just consider the wars and rumors of war all around the globe today.  Our long-time enemy, Russia, is all but thumbing its nose in Obama's face, making a complete fool of our President and our, oh, so dignified diplomats.   

Eastern Europe is aflame.  Africa is in a perpetual state of war. The Middle East has brother fighting brother in numerous countries, and South America is tearing itself apart over socialism/communism as civil war looms in several countries to our south.

Here in America, as I write this piece, armed American citizens are gathering and facing off with armed government agents in a dispute that has all the makings of a tipping point for all out rebellion in our own country.

The very earth, itself, is revolting with earthquakes in diverse place.  The Americans who live along America's "left" (west) coast, the most liberal part of America, must feel much as the citizen's of ancient Pompeii felt as they awaited their death and destruction dealt out by "natural" forces.  Its not even a question of "if" but of "when."

Do I consider this pay back?  Not really.  This is just, in my assessment,  merely the beginning of curses we must endure as a result of our own hard-headed, stubborn belief that we know better how to run things on this little mud ball floating in space.  We've decided we can ignore history including the scriptures, and do things our way, because all that old history stuff doesn't mean squat any more. 

Here, in America, we've decided we can simply ignore that old constitution which was, after all, written by old, rich, white guys.  Somehow, we neglect to remember that those old, rich, white guys knew exactly what they were doing -- and -- had the common sense to ask for God's guidance in formulating that document.  They even left the building of meeting , walked down the street to a church, en mass, and there pled for guidance from the Almighty. 

Honestly, can you see the American leadership doing that today?
 
Scripture, itself sums up today's American leadership nicely:  "Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man ..."  Romans 1:23-24.

The point of my rambling here is to point out just how far removed we, as a people, are from our ancestors who began this grand experiment called America. 

Look. Distancing ourselves from the Holy Scriptures has certainly NOT served this nation well. 

As evidence, all one has to do, really, to understand the reason there will be no lasting peace deal between Israel and the so-called Palestinians is read the scriptures.  If you are unused to the Bible allow me to assure you that there is invaluable history within its pages that is often the key to understanding contemporary problems between nations today.       

Just a quick example:  The land given Israel by God stretches from the banks of the Nile River in Egypt to the Euphrates River in Iraq. (Someday we'll write about Israel's real northern and southern boundaries.  But not today.)
 
So.  What if Israel told everyone in Jordan, the western part of Iraq, the Sinai, and the eastern part of Egypt to get out, to get off Israel's land?   Of course, there'd be war!   Everyone currently living in those areas (I just mentioned) are there at the sufferance of the people of Israel.  They're squatters, interlopers.  And yet,  Israel puts up with them.

Along come US diplomats and UN diplomats demanding that Israel give up more land to the squatters. 

Do you begin to understand why Israel believes it is slowly being pushed into the Mediterranean Sea? 

And so, some have labeled me as a Christian Zionist.  I will happily accept that -- and wear its badge with pride.

J. D. Longstreet