Redefining Nationalism!

Redefining Nationalism!

We have good conservative pundits crying out that nationalism is a bad thing! That it IS the idea of deserved national superiority at the expense of everyone else.

As defined in the online free dictionary: nationalism, political or social philosophy in which the welfare of the nation-state as an entity is considered paramount. Nationalism is basically a collective state of mind or consciousness in which people believe their primary duty and loyalty is to the nation-state. Often nationalism implies national superiority and glorifies various national virtues. Thus love of nation may be overemphasized; concern with national self-interest to the exclusion of the rights of other nations may lead to international conflict.

As defined in Webster’s Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary it is:  nationalism, loyalty and devotion to a nation; esp: a sense of national consciousness exalting one nation above all others and placing primary emphasis on promotion of its culture and interests as opposed to those of other nations or supranational groups.

I must confess right now that I am a nationalist. I consider the UN (a supranational group) to have proven time and again to be anti-American and globalist in its philosophy and ideology.  I am NOT a nationalist by the online dictionary definition with its caveats, but because:

I believe that the USA as envisioned and created by the Founders is the greatest form of government that man has been blessed to live under.

I believe that the USA as envisioned and created by the Founders was not meant to force itself or its ideology on anyone else.  Indeed given the isolationist bent of our country until the opening of the twentieth century, I am certain of it.

So AMERICAN nationalism was never meant to crush other nations or force our will on others.

AMERICAN nationalism recognizes the right of sovereignty that every nation has.

AMERICAN nationalism lauds the freedom of the individual to pursue their dreams unfettered as long as those dreams do not infringe the rights of others to do the same.

AMERICAN nationalism is about defending the inalienable rights of the individual to do and be all they can to IMPROVE the human condition or NOT, as long as they do not harm others.

I could go on but the MEDIA both conservative AND liberal do us all a great disservice when they fail to understand and SHOW the difference between AMERICAN nationalism and the results of virtually every other form of nationalist ideology extant!

AMERICAN nationalism does not seek power over others. AMERICAN nationalism exalts the freedom of the American Citizen to live in freedom and prosperity always willing to help the less fortunate.

The ideology of AMERICAN nationalism is being buried in the distortion of the redefinition and the dumbing down of our citizens and our children makes it ever easier to manipulate us into a crass nationalism that has forgotten the responsibility to our fellow man that our Judaeo-Christian foundation requires of us individually and collectively.

The Founders passed on to us the responsibility to EDUCATE ourselves so that we WOULD NOT fall victim to such tactics.

Am I the only one left to speak up?

SB98 the Transgender Shower bill

Re SB98 the Transgender shower bill
As I see it there are laws on the books regarding indecent exposure. How about demanding that the executive branch enforce these existing laws? Is it not unlawful to expose one’s self to public view? And is public view not anywhere that the opposite sex (not gender identity) might see such display? And are restrooms not sexually designated to preclude such action? Why must I be forced to accept such lack of a grasp of reality or another law to stop someone dragging me into their fantasy?
Government always sees more government and more laws as the cure for ‘the problem’, when in point of fact it is not. An old teacher of mine said it best: The harder you try to make things foolproof, all you do is create a bigger and better fool!
Enforcing the laws we have is what needs to be done.

Consider John 1:1-5

How does this relate to Matthew 13:10-13 and 13:34?

Here are the passages:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

The same was in the beginning with God.

All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

Matthew

Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?

11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.

13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:

And Jesus Spoke to the crowd.

34 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:

35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.

Is there a connection?

The Son Of God is the Word Made Flesh!  The  Holy Bible is the Word of God written.  The Word Made Flesh communicated to us directly in power and great glory, glory as the Only Begotten of the Father!  The Son spoke the Word to man in parables for a very specific reason.

The parables Jesus Spoke used physical truths to describe spiritual truths. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever.  If He chose to communicate with Israel through parable when He walked among us, is it not probable to a certainty that the Word written uses the same method for the same reason?

Matthew

15 For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.

17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

Example: Jacob and Esau

Could they be an example (parable)  of the way Man was Created?  Esau (the flesh, the elder) the first born, Jacob (the spirit, the younger) the one God chose to bear His image (God is Spirit), supplanter.  Supplanter means ‘one who takes the place of’.

The firstborn was entitled to the majority share of the inheritance as well as the position of Patriarch of the clan.  God chose Jacob.  If you read the story carefully, you can see that Jacob tried his whole life to be that and was not the conniving trickster he has been portrayed for centuries.  Or you can believe something else.

God Bless.

A Question of Preservation

If the Saudi Muslims think it necessary to build a wall to keep out Iraqi Muslims to the north and Yemeni Muslims to the south why should we doubt that they have a very, VERY, good reason? If Muslims are willing to mercilessly murder EACH OTHER, just WHY on God’s green earth would we want their unchecked barbarism freely pouring into our country? When your pursuit of happiness ends in the merciless murder of innocents, you need to be utterly barred from a place where you are free to exercise it!!!

Invocation or True Prayer?

When was the last time you heard someone, yourself perhaps, end a prayer with the words “we pray these things in the name of Jesus”?

Does anyone out there recognize that there is a difference between supplication and invocation?

Does anyone really care? Does anyone think it makes any real difference? Didn’t Jesus Himself tell us that if we pray anything in his name He would hear? So isn’t ending a supplication, that is concluding a list of things we would like to have or have happen, with “in the Name of Jesus” doing as He commanded? NO! I submit that it is NOT! And I can tell you exactly why if you have the guts to continue and a mind that truly wants to honor God and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Well you haven’t clicked the close and delete buttons yet so lets to to step one.

What is and invocation? To invoke, is to call upon the power of another to do what you want done. The dictionary has it – to call or petition for: to invoke a blessing. And that is what we are doing when we pray is it not? Yeah, pretty much. I have to admit it, me too!

But is that the example Jesus set when he taught the disciples to pray? He tole them to pray thus:

Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name.

Yes, God the Father is in heaven and we know that but what does hallowed be Thy Name mean?

Hallowed – to look upon as holy – revere. Question: Does God want us to revere the word by which he is known? Or does He want us to revere all that He STANDS FOR? I mean word have meanings. Definitions. The NAME of God is DEFINED by WHO HE IS! Who He IS! Jehova, the word, the NAME OF GOD, encapsulates ALL that He stands for, His character, His Power, His Glory, His Grace, His Justice, His Mercy.

My generation was probably about the last that generally was told to straighten up and fly right because our name meant something. My name, your name, is the word that encapsulates WHO YOU ARE, your character, your reputation, your grace, your mercy.

Anyway, Hallowed be Thy Name, then, means that we are to regard God AS GOD in ALL that stands for.

Thy Kingdom come Thy Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.

Thy Kingdom come is the petition that begs His will to be done here, in my life just as it is done before His very throne. I pray for His Kingdom to be exhibited through me. I pray for His Grace to pass on to someone. I pray for His mercy to pass on to someone. I pray to be a good neighbor in the sense of the Good Samaritan.

Give us this day our daily bread

Pray for the Providence of God for THIS day and let tomorrow be taken on tomorrow. Pray that the needs of myself and those around me be met according to His Will and Not my own. And the ability to ACCEPT His Providence for me and mine, friends and enemies because His Plan INCLUDES THEM!

And forgive us our trespasses AS we forgive those who trespass against us

Recognize that God HAS forgiven me and it is my Duty and Privilege to forgive with as much grace as He demonstrated. We are put here to live and shine and demonstrate God to a lost and dying world. We carry God’s image. The word image in Genesis means “vain show”. He created us to grow in grace and holiness.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:

Recognize the Power of God to harden the heart as He did with Pharoah, beg Him to keep me and mine from yielding to the lusts of the flesh—all of them—and make of me one who even though I am IN the world I would be not OF the world. Please build a hedge about us to keep the evil that surrounds us out and bend the hearts within us to His Will.

For Thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever

Recognize His Eternal power and His Eternal glory and His ABSOLUTE RIGHT to do with us AS HE WILL, WHEN HE WILL, from before we were conceived in the womb He KNEW us. He knew His purpose FOR us. And our prayer should be to fulfill that purpose to the best of our ability in the strength and power He provides.

AMEN. Let it be so.

The difference between  invocation and prayer is not subtle.  Janis Joplin wrote a song:  Oh Lord Won’t Ya Buy Me a Mercedes Benz.  Look it up and compare it to Christ at Gethsemane.  Now compare your model prayer to both.  Is yours true prayer or does it fall into the Joplin model.  Be Honest, now!  God Knows Your Heart!

Term Limits?

Forest Gump said it best, “Stupid is as stupid does!”
Government FOR THE PEOPLE is ONLY accomplished when newly minted candidates OF THE PEOPLE are elected to office BY THE PEOPLE!
Just got an email asking if I was interested in joining a conservative group that is ‘fighting to hold Congress accountable!’ My question is: If I have to band together with a bunch of other people to ‘hold Congress accountable’, why are the same people being RE-ELECTED 90% OF THE TIME? If the Group that is in Congress now needs to be Screamed at to do what’s right under the Constitution, and then only do it kicking and screaming, pass horrific travesties of law in the dark of night without reading them, make laws that DO NOT APPLY TO THEM but only to US, then WHAT in the name of Jesus do we keep re-electing them for? The WHOLE House of Representatives is up for election every 2 years! ALL laws concerning Government Spending, Constitutionally, are to ORIGINATE in the HOUSE! SO why are WE 19 TRILLION DOLLARS IN DEBT? We have the opportunity to hold them accountable every 2 years! Is joining a group that just screams at them to do their job really going to do any good if we aren’t willing to actually throw the bums out and start over? Get rid of the Kabuki theater and put people in office who haven’t had the chance to find out just how much they can sucker us and still get away with it!!!
Many people say TERM LIMITS is the answer. We already have term limits–2 years for Representatives and 6 years for Senators. All we have to do is ENFORCE THEM by electing someone else to office!!!  And if some turn out to be lousy, so what!  Can they really be any worse AS A GROUP than the mess we have there NOW?
Why do supposedly intelligent, freedom loving Americans continue to elect the very people who have ENSLAVED us, our children and our children’s children with a mountain of debt that has demonstrably begun to destroy us morally, economically, and in every other measurable way turned us into a 3rd rate, 3rd world country?
We CAN turn it around with God’s help, but we have to decide if freedom is worth sacrificing for or not!

The Sit-In!

“Law-makers”, and if I used the term any more loosely it would be meaningless, have decided to grab some headlines by sitting on the floor of the House and being a spectacle.  Instead of educating themselves on what a true assault weapon is, or (God Forbid) studying the Constitution and what the Founders truly had in mind when they penned the Second Amendment, they sit on the floor whining  for the cameras.  They sit on the floor and embarrass their employers (us) and our nation by showing just what the combination of ignorance and a big mouth can do in the way of getting the attention of the sycophantic media echoing their pathetic meme of ‘Guns are at Fault!!!’

Their ‘common sense’ ‘No fly, No Buy!’ utterly ignores the fact that it took US Senator Ted frikkin’ Kennedy 6 months to get his name off the no fly list!  (Chappaquiddick had nothing to do with terrorism, except maybe in Betty Jo’s case.)  He had virtually unlimited resources and  undeniable name recognition.  What chance has the average person got to reverse a decision that is made in the dark with no access to his accuser.  What guarantee is there that DHS would not follow the IRS path and target any and all who have ever said and unkind word  about them or called for an investigation of their methods, or just showed some impatience in a TSA line? –Oh, Here are another 1000 names to add to the list!  Ya,know that file of active duty military sure makes this a lot easier.  Everybody knows, military, combat, PTSD, have to be on the list.  Those people sure can’t be trusted with a weapon!!

I’m from the government and unless you are a veteran, conservative activist, home school-er, flag waving citizen other than on the 4th of July, Christian, or any other brand of government specified home-grown terrorist, I’m here to help!   We can especially  make middle-eastern refugees, BLM, NBP, Occupy, “Undocumented immigrants” etc. comfortable on our welfare roles!  By the way, here is a Democrat voter party declaration form. We are happy to have you with us and just KNOW you’ll do the right thing when election day rolls around!  We seem to have run out of Clinton Foundation contribution forms, but you can google it on the smart phone we give you and make your best gift whenever you like out of the generous stipend you receive as a political asylum seeker!  Thank you. Next!

You know we really can’t trust those who claim to love the Constitution and Freedom—violent extremists every one.  That’s really why we have to do everything we can to keep them from getting  guns!

SMACK! HEY Wake Up! You were having a Nightmare! …Wait! What? You mean I‘m not dreaming?