Don Boys Common Sense for Today Tue, 22 May 2018 23:53:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Should Teen Shooters be Executed? Tue, 22 May 2018 23:32:56 +0000 Yesterday something interesting happened to me while working in my library. I sat down to write about the shooting in Santa Fe and stumbled over an article I wrote in 2004 titled, “Should Teens be Executed?”. It appeared on my website and was soon published in a Chattanooga newspaper under the title “Should Children be Executed?”. The response from every source was huge—almost all critical!

After a couple months, I received a call from a publisher who was interested in using the article as a book chapter dealing with teenage crime. He sent me a $500 check and I forgot about it. I don’t know the title of the book, but I received critical comments for years.

Yesterday, when I went to my website, I discovered the article and saw 50 replies that had been added over the years. The comments that I had never read were pathetic and make curious reading—the poor grammar, punctuation, logic, etc. Anyway, I decided to update and rewrite the original column as reproduced below since it is so timely:

Our city streets are dark, dirty, dangerous, and often dominated by raping, robbing, and rampaging children. Juveniles under 18 accounted for almost 14% of all violent crime arrests and over 22% of all property crime arrests according to the CDC for 2010 and 784 teens were arrested for murder!

We are seeing more and more very young people commit serious, sordid, and sadistic crimes–some kids as young as six! As families, homes, and churches implode, a subculture of juvenile criminals has developed.

Juveniles used to be considered young, athletic students with ruddy complexion, squeaky voice and acne, but now they are often vindictive, vicious, and violent criminals.

We have been assured that “there is no such thing as a bad boy” (or girl); however, the fact is, there is no such thing as a good boy (or girl). No kid has to be taught to lie, steal, talk back, rebel, etc. It is human nature. Theologians call it the “fallen nature,” as a result of original sin. But since that is not politically correct, men have been conned into believing that all people are basically good–then they try to justify and explain why “good” people commit outrageously brutal crimes.

Part of the problem of juvenile crime is the criminal justice system itself. While ours may be the “best in the world” (what does that say about the rest of the world?) it is long overdue for a major overhaul. It is part of my recommended crime bill to insist on that overhaul.

Kids must no longer have a free ride until age 18. They must get the message that they will be held accountable for their actions with their names and photos published in the media, and their record following them if they continue into adult crime. Of course, they should not be glorified. Studies show that a juvenile’s crime record is one of the most valid predictors of repeat adult crime.

Young criminals should not be in school, and while the bleeding hearts whine about those kids, I prefer to show my concern for the large group who want to learn. Put the violent kids in a boot camp where they can be made into “young marines” under the tutelage of a traditional leatherneck trained at Parris Island.

Get them up at 5:00 a.m., feed them a big breakfast, and work them until they drop. Absolutely no back talk and only magic words such as “yes sir,” “no sir,” “please,” and “thank you, sir” would be permitted. And no psychologist, psychiatrist, social worker, or lawyer within 100 miles!

Those kids who are involved in nonviolent crime would be treated less severely. They would be forced to make restitution to their victims, clean up any mess they made and spend time in structured community service.

Kids must learn that justice will be swift, sure, and severe in the courts if not at home and school. Personal accountably will be the reality from now on. That will appall many social scientists and psychologists who tell us that a youth person is not responsible for personal actions. It all goes back, we are told, to poor potty training, low self-esteem, poor living conditions, etc., so a young person should not be held to an accounting for his crimes. My intellectual and scientific reply is poppycock, balderdash and a generous portion of hogwash—especially hogwash.

We are told that kids murder, mug, and maim because they grew up in poverty; however, poverty doesn’t cause crime; crime causes poverty. Juveniles, like adults, commit crimes because they choose to do so. And they must be held accountable.

When young criminals kill and rape, they should be treated like adults, even executing them! Most of us are horrified at that thought but if capital punishment can be defended (and it can be) then who is to say one must be 21? If a 16-year-old commits a vicious murder, who says he should not pay with his life? Of course, there must be an age below which a child would not be executed, but that is a political decision made in each state. Sadly, few politicians have the courage to make difficult decisions.

So the message to kids should be clear, concise, and conclusive. No free ride until 18. No anonymity. No blaming poverty, parents, or potty training for criminality. No more community service for rape and murder. Even the dullest teen will understand that society finally considers leniency a thing of the past. Hopefully such prior leniency will be considered lunacy.

Kids think they can get away with murder and they will continue to believe that until citizens force the criminal justice system to get its act together. When a few teens “walk the last mile,” other teens will get the message that sane, sensible, and scared people are taking over from the bleating hearts.

The radical leftist, upon reading this, will stand up and on cue, bleed all over himself; however, my heart bleeds for the innocent victims–not for criminals, young or old.

Boys’ new book Muslim Invasion: The Fuse is Burning! was published recently by Barbwire Books; to get your copy, click here. An eBook edition is also available.

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The Royal Wedding Won’t Include a Chivaree! Fri, 18 May 2018 15:00:07 +0000 The royal wedding will be long remembered by everyone, but I don’t think the couple will be chivareed (shivareed). Few of my readers have any idea what that means but it is a fascinating practice that goes back at least 700 years in Europe and England and from America’s beginning!

The world is about to be witness the royal wedding of Harry and Meghan at Windsor Castle officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. The Rt. Rev. David Conner, Dean of Windsor, will conduct the service at St. George’s Chapel. The Most Reverend Michael Curry will give the sermon. Curry is an American and the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, a U.S. branch of the Church of England.

Few people know the difference in Reverend, Right Reverend, Very Reverend, and Most Reverend. Fact is, Psalms 111:9 informs us about God, “holy and reverend is his name.” Most Bible believing preachers don’t like the use of reverend because of that verse. And there is no biblical justification for Right, Very, and Most Reverends just as there is no foundation for Archbishop and Cardinal.

Now that I have caused heartburn in many Americans and many others on the other side of the pond, I can focus on the issue at hand: weddings.

After the royal ceremony ends, the wedding party will leave Windsor Castle in a carriage pulled by Windsor Grey horses. The guests will attend a reception hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at St. George’s Hall ending the public’s part. The bride and groom will attend a smaller reception for about 200 friends and family at Frogmore House.

In earlier days, a chivaree would occur when the royal couple finally retire to their apartment for the evening.

I was about five years old living in a log cabin on a creek bank in West Virginia when I saw my one and only chivaree called belling in West Virginia, Ohio, and other areas. I remember a large group of people, loud noises, yelling, boisterous singing, horn blowing, and pan pounding. It was my introduction to the honoring of a married couple by their family and friends following their wedding ceremony. Such was common in Appalachia and other parts of the south but it almost died out by the mid-1950s. Chivaree was a combination of trick-or-treating, fraternity hazing, and Christmas caroling.

When I was married in the 50s, my brother and good friends disabled my car, wrote all over it, tied cans to the bumper, and followed us through Huntington until I outran them to our honeymoon destination at the Log Cabin Motel in Catlettsburg, Kentucky a few miles away. That was a very mild version of a chivaree.

The chivaree usually was organized by a family member of the bride or groom who gathered a crowd soon after the wedding outside the couples’ home. Sometimes this took place a few days after the wedding. In America, it was always considered an honor and was common knowledge by everyone but was not discussed with the couple. The couple always had drinks and other treats available. During frontier days, booze was often expected. If the wedding took place on a wagon train, the men would rock the honeymoon wagon until it almost tipped over. Of course, the wedding couple had just settled down after their wedding.

One Kansas newspaper provides the following description of a chivaree: “They performed such tricks as shooting bullets through the windows, breaking down the door, dragging the couple out of bed and tumbling them about on the floor, and indulging in other equally innocent tricks.” The editor added, “It requires backbone to get married out this way.” Few people still live in Kansas.

A chivaree in New Orleans was described: “The house is mobbed by thousands of the people of the town, vociferating and shouting with loud acclaim…Many are in disguises and masks; and all have some kind of discordant and noisy music, such as old kettles, and shovels, and tongs….All civil authority and rule seems laid aside.”

In Tampa, Florida in 1885, a huge chivaree was held in honor of local official, James T. Magbee’s wedding. It was “the wildest and noisiest of all the chivaree parties in Tampa’s history,” and was attended by “several hundred” men and lasted “until near daylight.” The music produced during the chivaree was reportedly “hideous and unearthly beyond description.”

Usually, after newlyweds turned off the light, the crowd started beating on pans, yelling as loud as possible, setting off firecrackers, waving lanterns and flaming torches, shooting guns, playing screeching musical instruments, and chanting or singing until the sheepish couple appeared at the door. That was followed by the couple distributing drinks, candy, and cookies to the crowd.

Depending on the couple and their celebrants, the couple was thrown into the river or into a horse watering tank to the shouting of “chivaree, chivaree!”

In some parts of the U.S., the bride was wheeled about in a wheelbarrow and the groom was tied to a greased pole and carried around town. Often cowbells were tied under their wedding bed. This unique wedding celebration was very mild when compared with its counterparts in Europe.

Chivaree (shivaree in some parts of America and Canada) is French for “rough music” and probably originated in France and as in America, it was to celebrate a newly married couple. However, the custom evolved into a kind of social coercion to force an unmarried couple to “tie the knot” and elevate the moral standards of the town. It was also used to show community disapproval of wife beaters, unmarried mothers, and of remarriage of older widows or widowers.

The custom spread to other parts of Europe.

The moral police in various European cities used the chivaree to send a clear message to an offending married couple. Many of the songs revealed the community’s disgust for adulterers. If a couple had remarried “too soon” after a death of a spouse, the noises represented the scream of the late husband or wife and his or her disapproval of the new marriage. Of course, the do-gooders never tried to prove the basis of their outrage.

If a marriage was not consummated (not sure how that was discovered) chivaree was used to punish the couple. In the 1500s, Martin Guerre in the village of Artigat, France married at the age of 14 and his wife did not get pregnant for eight years, so villagers ridiculed him, being sure that he could not meet the challenge of being a husband.

In 1683, a Quebec widow remarried only three weeks after the death of her husband and the people of the city “conducted a loud and strident” demonstration against the newlyweds at their home. Even though the couple was already married, the town was expressing their moral outrage.

The community do-gooders used humiliation to enforce their standards. If a couple refused to be contrite, they were ostracized and they often moved to another area. Sometimes a chivaree ended in murder or suicide. Shots were often fired and fighting was common.

In 1860, an English wife-beater was given a chivaree with the crowd chanting: “Has beat his wife! Has beat his wife! It is a very great shame and disgrace; To all who live in this place.” I’m not sure how he responded.

It is probable that the blowing of car horns and tying of cans to car bumpers along with disabling the couples’ car, and chasing the wedding couple through the city streets while pounding on their car doors and blowing horns are residuals of chivaree.

I’m all for moral standards, godly living, and strong marriages; however, it is not a mob’s responsibility to police and enforce their standards on others. Chivaree, as a good-natured way to honor newly married friends is one thing, but pushy busy-bodies acting as community police is another.

This practice might be considered a secular, twisted version of church discipline!

I’m glad chivaree is in the past. I don’t miss the “good old days.” I don’t think Harry and Meghan will miss them either.

Boys’ book Muslim Invasion: The Fuse is Burning! was published by Barbwire Books; to get your copy, click here. An eBook edition is also available.

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Mitt Romney Attacks Baptist Pastor: Romney Must Answer for his Weird Beliefs! Thu, 17 May 2018 13:30:41 +0000 Mitt Romney is in the news again. You remember Mitt don’t you? He had plans to become President of the U.S. but they were somewhat stymied. He has lowered his sights and is willing to accept a seat in the U.S. Senate from Utah. However, he had primary opposition which caused him to stumble–again. At the Utah GOP primary, he came in second! The final candidate will be chosen in June. CBS had said of his chances to win the GOP nomination: “He is considered the overwhelming favorite to win the Senate contest.” The mainstream media was wrong—again.

As of now, Mitt is a possible candidate for the U.S. Senate, but he seems to think many Americans want to hear him pontificate on political matters. So, he pontificated on the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. Of course, he has every right to say what he believes but he and others must be reminded that while all people have a right to their opinion, not all opinions are created equal. Since Romney has questioned a leading Christian leader for his opinions, I now call into question what Romney believes.

Romney was displeased that Dr. Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church of Dallas, was asked to pray at the opening of the U.S. Embassy. It seems Jeffress is an old-fashioned Christian of the Baptist persuasion and believes “You can’t be saved by being a Jew,” and “Mormonism is a heresy from the pit of hell.” Well, does that surprise any educated person that a Baptist would believe that? People have a right to disagree with him but that doesn’t make him wrong. And even if he were wrong, that doesn’t make him a bigot. A person can be right or wrong about an issue and be a bigot, or not be a bigot.

Romney said, “He’s said the same about Islam. Such a religious bigot should not be giving the prayer that opens the United States Embassy in Jerusalem.” Hold it! Is it prima facie evidence that one is a bigot if he believes something contrary to popular opinion? And if that were a demonstrable fact, which it is not, why should the “bigot” not be tolerated? Is toleration a one-way street? Moreover, a vast number of Americans are Fundamentalists or Evangelicals and many nonaffiliated people agree with Jeffress.

But to cut to the chase, if Romney is so quick to question the beliefs of Christian conservatives, then we have a right to call Romney’s beliefs into question especially since he is hoping to serve in the U.S. Senate. Or is it bigotry to ask plain, personal, and penetrating questions of a progressive?

Mormons and Mormon leaders believe the most outrageous things imaginable. How does Romney explain the Mormon belief that “There is no salvation without accepting Joseph Smith”? That clearly means only Mormons are going to Heaven! Does Romney believe that? If that silly teaching is true then what did mankind do before the Mormons erected their Temple in Salt Lake City?

How do they explain their belief that God was first a mortal man and that any mortal man can become god? Does Romney expect to be a god some day? Just asking.

How about man living before he lived? “We lived with Heavenly Father before this life as His spirit children, and we came to earth to gain a body and to learn and grow and eventually return to Him.” (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’ website.) This false teaching is also espoused in The Osmonds: A Testimonial of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints pp. 3-5: “We believe that we lived before coming to this earth.” Utter nonsense.

Joseph Smith believed that people live on the moon and live a thousand years! Another Mormon founder, Brigham Young (who had 55 wives) believed that the sun is inhabited! That was the sun! Maybe that is the reason Young appears to have a fried brain.

Young also wrote, “The only men who become Gods, even the Sons of God, are those who enter into polygamy.” (Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, p. 269.)

They also teach that God came from Kolob (a non-existent star or planet nearest to God’s throne in Mormon mythology) to have sex with the Virgin Mary who became one of his many wives. This encounter resulted in the birth of Christ! This was confirmed by Bruce McConkie, (major Mormon theologian, and one of the Twelve Apostles) who wrote, “For our present purposes, suffice it to say that our Lord was born of a virgin, which is fitting and proper, and also natural, since the Father of the Child was an immortal Being.” (Bruce McConkie, The Promised Messiah, p. 466.)

Young wrote, ”When the Virgin Mary conceived the child Jesus, the Father had begotten him in his own likeness. He was not begotten by the Holy Ghost.” (Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, Vol. 1:50-51.) However, Matthew 1:20 quotes the angel as saying, “Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.”

So, whom do you believe—Matthew or Brigham Young?

The “perfect” Book of Mormon declares that Jesus “shall be born of Mary at Jerusalem which is the land of our forefathers.” (Book of Mormon, Alma 7:10.) I think I see a problem here. Everyone knows that Christ was born in Bethlehem, so how can the Book of Mormon be a divinely inspired book if it is wrong about something as basic as the birthplace of Christ?

Mormons believe that Jesus Christ and Lucifer are brothers! Of course, they can believe anything they want but if a Mormon is running for a political office, I want to know how stable he is and what his core beliefs are.

Mormon President Hinckley said, “The traditional Christ of whom they [non-Mormons] speak is not the Christ of whom I speak.” (LDS Church News, June 20, 1998, p. 7.) The top honcho should know what his church teaches.

Mormon Apostle and General Authority until his death in 2000, Bernard P. Brockbank said, “It is true that many of the Christian churches worship a different Jesus Christ than is worshipped by the Mormons or The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.” (The Ensign, May 1977, p. 26.)

Evidently, the Christ of the Bible is not the Christ of Mormonism. So, how can Mormons be accepted as a Christian group no matter what some loosey-goosey Evangelical leaders declare?

Forgiveness of sins requires faith, repentance, and baptism by an official Mormon cleric. They teach their baptism is required for eternal life. Since most people don’t get their baptism, they practice baptism for the dead in which Mormons are baptized as a substitute for those who have died without the required baptism. (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, compiled by Joseph Fielding Smith; Bruce R. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, p 601.)

Mormon Glen Beck spoke at Liberty University saying, “I am a Mormon, but I share your faith in the atonement of the Savior Jesus Christ.” But Mormons do not share the same faith in Christ. He also told the university crowd that Joseph Smith was a great man who died as a peace-loving martyr for Christ. Beck dipped his brush deep into the whitewash can to make that very positive but false statement about Smith.

In 2008 I wrote, “Joe Smith allegedly saw visions and ‘found’ gold plates that he turned into the Book of Mormon. He defended having multiple wives and was visited by a non-existent angel. He moved west to form a communistic town to be named ‘Zion.’ He founded a bank that went belly up, was placed in jail, and killed by a mob.” Smith killed two men and wounded another before they killed him. I could have added that Smith had led a mob into town, destroyed a newspaper that had criticized him for his multiple sexual affairs, and burned the building.

Furthermore, Apostle Bruce R. McConkie wrote, “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as it is now constituted is the kingdom of God on earth….The Church is not a democracy…[but] a kingdom…and the President of the Church, the mouthpiece of God on earth, is the earthly king.” (Mormon Doctrine, pp. 415-416.)

Now, are you ready for the question? Mr. Romney, since your church clearly teaches that it will someday take over the U.S. and the world and set up a theocracy under Mormon control, will you today disagree, disavow, and disassociate yourself from that teaching and do everything within your power as a U.S. Senator (if elected) to oppose that purpose?

My follow up question: If you disagree, disavow, and dissociate yourself from that teaching, how can you stay a Mormon? Moreover, if you refuse to disassociate yourself from these teachings of your church, how can you expect any sane person to vote for you?

Mr. Romney, how dare you call Dr. Jeffress a bigot when he is in the mainstream of orthodox Christianity while you are a member of an outrageous cult that peddles very toxic Kool-Aid!

At least wipe the purple Kool-Aid from your lips before condemning a major, respected Christian leader!

Boys’ book Muslim Invasion: The Fuse is Burning! was published by Barbwire Books; to get your copy, click here. An eBook edition is also available.

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Homosexual Ambassador and Lover Going to Berlin: Was Pence Wrong to Swear Him in? Sun, 13 May 2018 21:18:41 +0000 The flood of homosexual acceptance has become a tsunami of approval and even applauding of and abdicating all norms of decency and common sense! Now, even the “conservative” National Review has raised the white flag of surrender suggesting a “compassionate compromise” with “transgenderism.” (A transgendered person is one who pretends to be the opposite sex.) The magazine, founded by William Buckley, worked diligently to elect Hillary Clinton by vigorously opposing Donald Trump! The allegedly conservative magazine was wrong about politics and is wrong about perversion. Makes me wonder what they are trying to conserve.

The magazine author (who self-identifies as “Politically, I’m quite conservative, but I’m also a gay vegetarian”) declared that “transgenders” are “entitled to basic human dignity, just like everyone else.” However, the doctrine of transgenderism is weird, warped, and wrong, but he suggests we capitulate to a lie that would sentence “transgenders” to a life of regret and possible suicide!

It is long past time for people of principle to take a firm stand for truth even if it stings and alienates. That stand for principle must be done in high places although President Trump, loose on morals himself, took a stand for perversion when he asked Peter Thiel, the co-founder of PayPal and openly “gay” to be a main speaker at the GOP Convention. During his speech, Thiel declared, “I am proud to be gay.” Hand me a barf bag.

And, recently Vice President Mike Pence has taken the same or similar compromising position by swearing in an openly “gay” ambassador!

Vice President Mike Pence officiated at the swearing in ceremony of Richard Grenell to be the U.S. Ambassador to Germany. Grenell is the highest “gay” official in the U.S. Government. Pence called him “uniquely qualified” for the post. Did Pence compromise his Christian commitment in officiating?

Pence is hated by the LGBT crowd for his pro family positions taken during his long and public career.

Furthermore, he did not gain any “points” with them for his part in sending a homosexual and his lover to Berlin to represent the American government! The only way to gain acceptability from the LGBT crowd is total acceptance, not just toleration, of their agenda. Consequently, they have bullied, badgered, and blackmailed shallow people into accepting, approving, and applauding the homosexual lifestyle as normal if not desirable.

Pence had clearly declared, “Congress should oppose any effort to put gay and lesbian relationships on an equal legal status with heterosexual marriage.” Good. He has also opposed same-sex “marriage” legislation. Very good. He supported the Federal Marriage Amendment which sought to officially define marriage as between one man and one woman. Another good move; but has he changed his opinion?

Has Mike Pence flip-flopped on his belief that being “gay” was a choice and his opposition to same sex marriage was not discrimination but an enforcement of “God’s idea” of a man and a woman as a family construct?

He favored the military policy of not permitting soldiers to come out of the closet and said he did not want to see the military become a “backdrop for social experimentation.”

He also opposed Obama’s directive to require students to use the rest room of the gender with which they identified saying, “The federal government has no business getting involved in issues of this nature.” Right again.

However, we are aware of his embarrassing flip-flop on the Indiana bill to protect Christian businesspeople who refused to support the LGBT agenda. Yes, the heat from the sports people, business people, academia, and even the religious left was unbearable; but then if you can’t stand the heat, you stay out of the kitchen. Mike caved and the LGBT crowd still hates him.

Of course, many people see no problem with perversion; however, Bible believers and even those only influenced by the Bible know that homosexuality has always been proscribed in every civilization. Homosexuality was wrong yesterday, is wrong today, and will be wrong tomorrow no matter what any court or authority might decide. However, stating that fact can be dangerous for its advocate. It might even cost one a political position.

Author George Orwell wrote, “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” And it seems that is where we are today. The exertions of academia, media, Hollywood, and the courts have accomplished a remarkable feat: incredibly, they have transformed our nation in twenty-five years by their disingenuous, deceptive, and dishonest campaign. The permissive crowd has convinced most people to believe right is now wrong and wrong is now right. Decent living is now considered unnecessary and perversion is no longer repugnant, reprehensible, and repulsive, but is thought (by non-thinkers) to be courageous, commendable, and even cultured!

It seems we have come a long way, baby, in recent few years; but we’ve gone in the wrong direction. Stalwart Americans are standing athwart the gasping, heaving body of American culture saying, “You are wrong. Perversion is immoral and it will destroy those who practice it and it will destroy this nation.” Our lives should be directed by good judgment, common sense, and God’s commandments–motivated by love for people and truth.

Homosexuality has always been considered an unspeakable crime against nature and against a holy God! It still is and the opposition refuses to discuss, dialogue, or debate the issue. Instead, they resort to accusations of hate, homophobia, and bigotry. Of course, that is easier than answering our objections. It is hatful, as well as unkind, to permit people to believe a lie even to make them feel good.

Some would argue that since homosexuality is acceptable, then it was perfectly legitimate for Pence to officiate at the ceremony. Others will argue that while perversion is wrong, Pence was only doing his job; however, swearing in people is not part of the job description of Vice President. And even if so, he could have refused to do it and accepted the repercussions even to the point of being forced to resign. That is what principled politicians (of both parties) always did in the past but it has not been seen much in recent years.

I like Mike Pence as a person and a politician; however, he failed to live up to his own adage: “I’m a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order.” Does any knowledgeable person believe famous Christians of the past would have endorsed an outspoken homosexual? Can anyone believe John the Baptist would even suggest any kind of endorsement to a homosexual? I remind you that John preached against the King’s adultery with his (the king’s) brother’s wife even though it cost John his head. Where truth is involved, principled people don’t count the cost.

I am told that this is a losing battle. The victory has already been won by the prissy, permissive progressives; however, the battle may be over but not the war. Maybe Pence’s grandchildren will ask him at his 85th birthday party, “Grandpa what did you do to help stem the tide of sexual wickedness and strengthen American families during your life?” He will think of his three terms as Congressman, one term as governor of Indiana, two terms as vice president, and two terms as President (hopefully) and will have to say that he backed off his strong biblical position for political reasons.

Many Evangelicals have raised the white flag in the homosexual battle as they refuse to stand on biblical truth and use reason to commit treason against Christ. The cowards, compromisers, and charlatans speak of “love” while they strangle unpleasant truth. And even if we in opposition were to be filled with hate, I would rather have truth in hate than error in love.

Does Vice President Pence still love truth or has he, like so many others, raised the white flag of surrender to the vicious, vile, and violent bullies in the LGBT crowd?

Pence and all of us can learn to stand firmly from the success and failure of Asa, an ancient king of Judah who removed all the idols his father had made and introduced to the nation. He also “took away the sodomites out of the land” at that time. Moreover, he even removed his mother from being queen “because she had made an idol in a grove; and Asa destroyed her idol.” Wow, what a man; however, even the courageous and committed Asa did not remove the high places from the land.

God had commanded the Jews to worship in the Temple at Jerusalem but some Jews built high places that were dedicated wholly to Jehovah—while other high places were dedicated to pagan gods. Jews were to stay away from all the “high places.” Asa should have removed all of them but he did not. In that, he failed.

Asa shows that good men can make bad decisions and all men are flawed. Mike Pence is a good man who did not “remove the high places” from the land. Like Asa, Pence will be remembered as a good man who influenced many people for good yet God will say, “Mike, I have one thing against you.”

Pence was wrong to officiate at the swearing in ceremony. He took a stand like a crippled chicken, but he is our chicken. Let’s all learn from it.

Boys’ book Muslim Invasion: The Fuse is Burning! was published by Barbwire Books; to get your copy, click here. An eBook edition is also available.

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Soft Politicians Are Wrong: ISLAM is the Enemy! Mon, 07 May 2018 14:43:41 +0000 Practically every media outlet and almost all political leaders declare that “radical” Islam is the enemy; however, that is incorrect. To be sure, radical Islamists are the enemy to all free people but it is disingenuous, duplicitous, and deadly to make the simplistic statement above. The enemy is Islam, period. Terror is only one of the arrows in their quiver to be used when appropriate. When Islam is a small minority, they will condemn terror but will use it when they are strong enough to strike. This principle is revealed in the Arab homily, “Kiss the hand of your enemy until you can cut it off.”

Most non-terrorist Muslims cringe when Muslim leaders speak, but the non-terrorists keep quiet lest they get their throats cut by “peaceful Muslims.” Such professing Muslims are not committed Muslims. Not only do true Muslims advocate terror, they clearly have plans to make America a Muslim nation and will use terror if necessary! They plan to conquer America by sperm, speech, and sword. They will use one or all to accomplish their goal—world caliphate!

Imam Siraj Wahha, who grew up in a Baptist Church, and is director of the Muslim Alliance in North America declared, “In time, this so-called democracy will crumble, and there will be nothing. And the only thing that will remain will be Islam.” Got that? According to Siraj, “if only Muslims were clever politically, they could take over the United States and replace its constitutional government with a caliphate. If we were united and strong we would elect our own emir and give allegiance to him. Take my word if 8 million Muslims unite in America, the country will come to us.”

Siraj was the first Muslim to give an invocation in the U.S. Congress!

Imam Zaid Shakir, co-founder of Zaytuna College in Berkeley, Calif.: “If we put a nationwide infrastructure in place and marshaled our resources, we’d take over this country in a very short time. . . . What a great victory it will be for Islam to have this country in the fold and ranks of the Muslims.” Most Muslims don’t want to melt into a pot. They want to replace the pot with one of their own. Zaid has stated, “Every Muslim who is honest would say, I would like to see America become a Muslim country.” All right, at least he is more honest than most Muslims. Keep that in your mind when listening to U.S. officials and world leaders declare that Muslims have no ulterior design on America!

While every Muslim is not the enemy, koranic Islam is; and by its very nature it is the enemy of freedom. Muslim experts have been very clear where they stand. Dishonest Muslim leaders, attempting damage control, have tried to paint Muslim terrorists as not true Muslims. That is not true. I have studied the Koran for more than a decade and a simple reading of the text and the footnotes (as well as Islamic scholarly proclamations) clearly teach jihadism or terror as a way of life for every Muslim.

The Koran (Quran) is the antitheses of freedom, independence, and free choice. It demands total surrender or submission–the definition of Islam. For politicians and the media to assert that Islam is a “religion of peace” is clearly false, a farce, a fraud, and fake news personified.

Muzammil Siddiqi, chairman of both the Fiqh Council of North America which dispenses Islamic rulings, and the North American Islamic Trust which owns most of the mosques in the U.S., declared, “As Muslims, we should participate in the system to safeguard our interests and try to bring gradual change, (but) we must not forget that Allah’s rules have to be established in all lands, and all our efforts should lead to that direction.” Now, do we recognize that statement as a command, a commission, and a charge to every Muslim on earth or do we pretend, as many do, that it is not a reality?

Sheik Hamza Yousef, a CAIR board member, is an American who converted to Islam at age 17. He is a scholar and presents himself as a moderate Muslim. It should be remembered that a militant Muslim is the person cutting off the head of the infidel while the moderate Muslim holds the victim’s feet. He said, “More people died in the U. S. last year from dog bites than died from Islamic terrorism.” The sheik was comparing dog bites in one year to all terrorist attacks.

The Sheik has a problem with the truth or was overly excited when he made the silly statement because simple research shows that 43 dog bites resulted in death in 2014 and 36 deaths in 2015. Usually fewer than 30 Americans died each year from dog bites; but since 9/11, an additional 158 Americans have been killed in 53 separate acts of deadly Islamic terror or Islam-related honor killing in the United States.

Worldwide, terrorist killings have been in the thousands–even apart from the fighting in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan. No surprise since terror is part and partial of Islam’s history.

Ibrahim Hooper is the CAIR spokesperson and former employee of the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP). Disingenuously he said, “CAIR does not support these [terrorist] groups publicly.” He added, “I wouldn’t want to create the impression that I wouldn’t like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future…But I’m not going to do anything violent to promote that. I’m going to do it through education.” What he says privately is a different matter altogether.

Hooper made a fool of himself when he tried (on May 23, 2007), to minimize a Pew survey showing more than 25 percent of American Muslims under age 30 support suicide bombings and in which more than half of all respondents doubt Muslims were involved in the 9/11 attacks!

That was American Muslims! But it gets worse.

The Center for Security Policy reported, a majority (51%) of American Muslims agreed that “Muslims in America should have the choice of being governed according to sharia.” Nearly one-fifth of Muslim respondents said that the use of violence in the United States is justified in order to make sharia the law of the land in this country!”

That was Muslims in America!

But it gets even worse since nearly a quarter of the Muslims polled believed that, “It is legitimate to use violence to punish those who give offense to Islam by, for example, portraying the prophet Mohammed.”

Better read that again! Peaceful religion hijacked by extremists? For an American to vote for unlimited Muslim immigration is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders.

Dedicated Muslims plan to take control of the U.S. by sperm, speech, and if necessary by sword. It’s past time for Americans to wake up!

Boys’ book Muslim Invasion: The Fuse is Burning! was published by Barbwire Books; to get your copy, click here. An eBook edition is also available.

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U.S. Southern Border: Major Train Wreck Ahead! Mon, 30 Apr 2018 17:19:30 +0000 It is an undisputed fact that many immigrants from Central and South America could not qualify to become U.S. citizens on their merit; however, hundreds of them are at our southern border demanding entrance. They traveled through Mexico in a caravan (illegally) that accumulated as many as 1500 people from three or four nations. If their efforts are successful, other “caravans” will be as sure to follow as tweets from the White House.

Whatever their reasons for coming, these people have few and low skills making them much more likely to seek public assistance, gorge the school system, overwhelm the health care industry, and spike the crime reports. Is that bigotry or hatred? No, it is a demonstrable truth.

A report by the Center for Immigration Studies revealed that children of immigrants compose the majority of the student population in 700 of the country’s largest school areas! No one knows how many are illegal. According to the report, “23 percent of all public school students enrolled in 2015 were from an immigrant household, compared to 11 percent in 1990, and 7 percent in 1980.” Even Senator Schumer can see a dangerous trend in that report.

But it gets worse. In large metropolitan areas such as northern Virginia, Houston, and New York City, “93 percent of all students are the children of immigrants.” That was 93%! Take that information as it relates to the public school system and extrapolate it to the welfare system, health care system, public libraries, etc. Obviously, there is a major train wreck in our future.

Concerned taxpayers should be concerned about illegal and legal immigration. Harvard professor George Borjas affirmed, “the United States has been granting entry visas to persons who have relatives in the United States, with no regard to their skills or economic potential.” He said that, “Immigrants today are less skilled than their predecessors, more likely to require public assistance, and far more likely to have children who remain in poor, segregated communities.”

The professor said that immigration is bad news for America’s poor, and that is supported when one understands that wages of U.S. high school dropouts have fallen 10% since the 1980s relative to the wages of more educated workers. Dr. Borjas declared that about a third of that decline is because of immigration. The empirical evidence strongly suggests that immigration is aggravating the problem of poverty according to Professor Borjas.

Furthermore, almost thirty percent of the immigrants now living in this country are of Mexican origin.

NBC News reported that the town of San Luis, Arizona has about 3,000 residents but has 20,000 post office boxes; but still stranger is the fact that most of those box holders live in Mexico! The reason for this unusual practice is because the Mexican citizens living across the border in Mexico use them as a permanent American address to collect public benefits from you. Are you surprised that you provide those benefits? Do you feel warm and fuzzy knowing that you go to work each day to support parasites across the border?

It is an obvious truth that if large numbers of Mexicans, legal or illegal, enter the U.S. it will relieve some of Mexico’s economic and social problems, but what will it do to America’s? How can anyone even attempt to defend the reprehensible practice of American citizens funding the policy of providing for foreigners, especially foreigners who break the law? Only pathetic people who worship at the shrine of global government would even attempt such defense.

The pro-immigration advocates tell us that immigrants don’t take jobs; they make jobs and pay taxes; however, while that is true in some cases, it is not true when one looks at the total picture. A report in August of 2004 revealed that illegals cost Americans ten billion dollars more than they pay in taxes! Professor Borjas suggests that the immigrants’ cash welfare benefits alone cost about $1 billion more than is paid by them in taxes annually.

Repeatedly we are told by pro-immigration advocates that Mexicans and others are needed to do work that Americans will not do–but a more correct statement is that they take jobs that Americans don’t want at the going wage! In difficult times, most Americans will take any job to put food on the table. I’m sure few Americans feel good knowing that illegal immigrants are working at entry level wages producing bigger profits for the agri-businesses.

It is long past time for America to take control of our borders as a basic responsibility. Public officials have a basic responsibility to keep out all non-citizens, arrest those now living here illegally, and demand that our friends south of the border stop playing the hypocrite and close their northern border. If Mexican officials have genuine concern for these immigrants, they could offer asylum to them and solve the problem for the immigrants, Mexico, and the U.S.

It’s past time to get started. If Mexico refuses to cooperate (and continues to encourage such illegal activity) then Trump should close Mexican consulates, restrict tourism into America and Mexico, and stop or reduce aid and trade with Mexico. Hit them where it hurts.

Americans have a major train wreck ahead at our southern border!

Boys’ book Muslim Invasion: The Fuse is Burning! was published by Barbwire Books; to get your copy, click here. An eBook edition is also available.

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Britain’s Royal Wedding Requires Proper Dress! Thu, 26 Apr 2018 18:01:05 +0000 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be married in a few weeks and their wedding announcements clearly state that there will be a dress code! The strict royal wedding dress code that guests will have to follow requires men wearing uniforms or mourning coats that include waistcoat and striped trousers and very conservative dress for the ladies: No open toed shoes, no bare shoulders, and dresses below the knee or just above. No black dresses and no wedges “since the Queen hates them.”

That’s a more decent standard than what I see in very Conservative churches weekly! This concern for proper attire is even popping up in secular organizations and businesses!

I never expected to see the day when secular organizations were concerned with proper clothing! But it’s here. Psychology Today published an article, “The First Impression,” revealing that decisions are made about us in 20 to 30 seconds so our dress must be appropriate. For office work men should wear suits with black or brown shoes–no tennis shoes. Women’s blouses should not be sleeveless or see-through and skirts should not be “too tight” and no more than two inches above the knee! I prefer the middle of the knee.

Many Christian schools and Christian colleges don’t have such tight standards! What’s going on? Maybe folks are finally willing to say that there should be some parameters in everything. Maybe we should exercise some discretion in dress, speech, and actions. Although to watch female entertainers parade around on the red carpet it seems they have not received the message: there are some standards that decent people won’t break.

Recently, I walked into a room where the television news had been on and one of the award shows was on. What I saw was pure exhibitionism as female after female exposed themselves to the world. It seems some people have no standards.

Yes, I spend much of my life in a bubble but anyone should be able to agree that a woman should not expose her breasts to anyone except her husband. And with splits and see-through dresses, they almost expose other special parts of the female body. Of course, the human body is not “dirty” but it should be private.

It is noteworthy that men are still dressing basically as they did a hundred years ago but women seem to have been bitten by the slutbug that some say originated in France but its source is questionable.

I don’t hear many preachers, priests, or rabbis saying much about the exhibition on television. Maybe we need another Jerome who, in the fourth century, scolded a female Roman church member: “Your vest is slit on purpose….Your breasts are confined in strips of linen, your chest is imprisoned in a tight girdle…your shawl sometimes drops so as to leave your white shoulders bare; and then it hastily hides what it intentionally revealed.” His statement, “intentionally revealed” seems right on target to describe female entertainers today. Not many preachers like Jerome today, but there are a few.

In his Sunday sermon, a Baptist pastor in Chattanooga said to his congregation (and to the woman in question): “There’s a woman here who I’ve seen more of [while preaching] than any man should see who is not your husband–and you know who you are.” That takes courage.

Major secular magazines and newspapers are discussing (and cussing) modesty in dress. Who would have thunk it? Jews, Roman Catholics, Mormons, Muslims, Fundamentalists, and even Evangelicals are talking about modesty.

In a speech, former actress Jessica Rey (I don’t know her but then, the last actor I knew about was John Wayne) discussed the evolution of the swimsuit and her opinions on modesty. Her video caused a mini storm–even some Christians responded negatively. She mentioned that the first bikini was publically introduced by a stripper because no other models would wear it indicating devolution in modesty. But now, even Christian women wear one without concern. Where are the parents or husbands of those women?

We know that at the dawn of the twentieth century, women wore bathing suits that covered most of their bodies. Some women were taken to the water’s edge in a kind of outhouse pulled by horses (or people) so the women could exit into the water without being seen by the public.

Of course, a better answer if a woman is concerned with modesty is not to go swimming in public. That’s better than exiting from a floating outhouse. After all, is public swimming such a major thing is one’s life?

Jessica stopped wearing a bikini and started her own line of modest one-piece swimsuits. Of course, she is not alone since others have done the same thing. Everyone seems to have an opinion and even their own line of clothes! Even the Mormons have their own line of modest clothing sold in high-end department stores, and the Muslims also have their own line–sold at Macys. The Mormons’ dresses are much more stylish than the Muslims since you can’t do much with black sheeting except cut two eye holes in them. With that, voilà, we have a dress!

For many years some Roman Catholics, Mormons, and Jews have tried to combat the rise in immodest dress. On some of my tours to the Middle East, we stopped for a couple days in Rome and when I took the large group to the Vatican, there was a notice that informed us what was acceptable and unacceptable dress. At other Catholic churches, women were given wraparounds if they wore shorts or scandalous skirts. None of my group was dressed scandalously.

But feminists and many modern Christian leaders argue that the Bible’s demand for modesty refers to display of things such as wealth, not seductive clothes. It is both! We should be more concerned with modesty and neatness in our garments than elegance, cost, and fashion. However, if church leaders are immodest, ordinary members will follow their bad example.

Maybe strict Bible-preaching churches should take a lesson from the Royal Family (at least in this regard) and require all church leaders, choir members, special singers, instrumentalists, etc., to meet the Queen’s standard.

I think the King would be pleased!

Boys’ new book Muslim Invasion: The Fuse is Burning! was published recently by Barbwire Books; to get your copy, click here. An eBook edition is also available.

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U. S. Immigration, a Ticking Time Bomb! Tue, 24 Apr 2018 01:30:17 +0000 London (some call it Londonistan) is having a massive crime wave with rape up 18%; theft up 34%; murder up 27%; gun crime up 16%; knife crime up 31%; and youth homicide up 70%! Yet, in light of those facts, the London Muslim mayor says it is the “safest [city] in the world”! Of course, Muslims are permitted to lie if the lie advances the cause of Islam!

When Sadiq Khan was first elected mayor of London, the back slapping, non-stop parties, and the popping of champagne corks were ubiquitous but the rejoicing has stopped as reality has set in. Their “See, we aren’t racists since we elected a Muslim mayor” crusade has flopped. Khan can’t run a city with his Muslim prejudices, principles, policies, and practices. London is fast becoming a Muslim city!

Even British singer and author, Steven Patrick Morrissey stated that London “is debased” and that “civilisation is over.” All the attacks in London have been done by non-white criminals! A newspaper headline screamed, “London is ‘DEBASED’ Morrissey rages at Sadiq Khan after violent epidemic”!

Islam has caused problems in other major European cities in Germany, France, Sweden, and others. Recent headlines screamed, “Forty per cent of residents in Sweden’s now 61 no-go ‘troubled areas’ fear for their safety when walking outside after dark.” And, “Migrants turn Germany’s streets into warzone. Two groups attack each other with machetes in Duisburg.” France is having riots because Muslims take over and fill major streets each Friday to pray.

And the same movie is coming to America.

U.S. borders have been leaking like a sieve for generations and we are reaping what we have been sowing. It is not healthy for a nation to have unrestricted immigration; and during wars, national pestilences, or terror, it is doubly insane not to have strong borders! With a massive increase in crime, burgeoning welfare rolls, cities and states whining about being out of money, and hundreds of thousands of Americans out of work we still have non-thinkers who demand almost open borders! We might as well erect a huge flashing sign on our southern border: “All illegal aliens are Welcome! Follow the arrows to Tucson!” We could add an additional sign promising “free medical care and education”!

The Border Patrol catches over 300,000 illegal crossers at the southern border each year and often those immigrants bring with them disease, drugs, and destructive plans to the U.S. During fiscal year 2017, the Border Patrol apprehended deportable aliens along the U.S.–Mexico border who came from 84 countries that are not in the Americas! Only 42.1% of “deportable aliens” caught along our southern border were Mexicans.

Furthermore, there is a massive amount of Fentanyl coming across our southern border. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid 50 to 100 times stronger than heroin which is the number one killer drug in America. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, nearly all of the fentanyl in America is from Mexico. A border wall would stop or at least slow down this killer drug.

Most illegal aliens come to America to work in agriculture; however, if farmers can come, so can fanatics. Most of the illegals are not from Mexico, but they are coming through Mexico. With that in mind, President Trump wants to give amnesty to 1.8 million illegals that came as children! That was not what he promised to do.

Many Americans don’t realize that we are sitting on a bubbling volcano that is about to explode, or to change the metaphor, the ticking time bomb is about to explode! It seems few citizens have read what immigration has done and is doing to European nations such as Sweden, Norway, England, France, and Germany.

There are an estimated 100,000 illegal aliens from terror-friendly nations hiding in the U.S. and Americans will hold national politicians, especially the GOP, responsible for terrorism resulting from inaction, ineptitude, or incompetence relating to border security. Observant people know that our immigration situation is a ticking time bomb about to explode!

Should American taxpayers be expected to fund illegal immigrants? Informed people can defend the position that we should not finance legal immigrants! But, it’s too late because the Washington Post reported the Obama administration gave about 541,000 Social Security numbers to illegal immigrants under his original 2012 deportation amnesty for Dreamers! We have insensitive, insane, and incompetent officials in Washington.

But you knew that.

Boys’ book Muslim Invasion: The Fuse is Burning! was published by Barbwire Books; to get your copy, click here. An eBook edition is also available.

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Violent, Vicious, Vile, and Venomous Hatred on the Left! Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:12:12 +0000 When Barbara Bush died this week, a Muslim university professor at Fresno State University Randa Jarrar, tweeted: “I’m happy the witch is dead and I can’t wait for the rest of her family to fall to their demise.” She boasted that she could not be fired because she has tenure and makes $100,000 per year. She is typical of progressive haters who can’t defend their loony, leftist positions so they attack innocent people to give themselves “fifteen minutes of fame.”

Norman Rockwell was the epitome of wholesomeness and painted America that way yet he was hated for picturing America in a wholesome light. Blake Gopnik was art critic for the Washington Post and is now a contributor to Newsweek and the Daily Beast. He was “offended” by and even said he “hated” Rockwell’s art.

But he did like David Wojnarowicz’s film that featured a crucifix with ants crawling on the body of Christ. His “art” “featured male sex organs, naked brothers kissing, men in chains, and other offensive stuff the Washington Post’s chief art critic defended.” (David Kuipelian, Whistleblower, March 2016.)

Looney leftists and fake feminists took to Twitter to express the fact that they were “not sad” about a 2-year-old boy being killed by an alligator at a Disney resort in Florida because he was white!

Their hatred and lack of control was seen in their reaction to Sarah Palin. “Join us in praying to God that Sarah Palin contracts cancer and dies.” Another declared, “I think this woman should be assassinated.” Another said, “I hope Sarah Palin dies a slow and painful death.” Still another opined, “I hope she dies gnashing her teeth.” Someone else suggested, “Somebody bloody shoot her.” Martin Bashir, MSNBC host, said on air that justice would be well served if someone would “defecate in Sarah Palin’s mouth.” No culture, civility, and common sense from the left.

A licensed therapist in Berkeley wrote: “Leftists loathe Palin because she has retained something that was stripped from them years ago: a wholesomeness, a purity of heart. People on the left despise Palin because she shines a bright light on their shame and unworthiness, which they try desperately to deny.” Wow, right on target.

Maureen Dowd called tea party people “cannibals,” “zombies” and “vampires” and Chris Matthews opined, “The GOP has become the Wahhabis of American government.” Of course, those same people refuse to call actual terrorists, terrorists but accuse Republicans of being vicious terrorists!

Environmentalists want prison for global-warming deniers,” now called “climate-change deniers.” One professor called for the death penalty for them! Robert F. Kennedy Jr. declared, “I wish there were a law you could punish [deniers].” Al Gore says, “we need to put a price on denial in politics.” Gore, out of his mind, wants to spend $90 trillion to ban cars from every major city in the world! But that is more money than the entire world earns in a year! Gore is pathetic.

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who hosts a travel show on CNN, said in an interview with TMZ that he would poison President Donald Trump’s food if he were given the chance. Did the FBI check out his statement? If not, why not?

Kathy Griffin is supposed to be a “comedian” and held up a photo of what appeared to be the decapitated bloody head of President Trump. I wonder how the left would respond if a conservative had done that with the “head” of President Obama! Just wondering. CNN did fire her but she has already been “rehabilitated” and is doing a sold-out world tour titled “Laugh your head off.” So, rather than the infamous, disgusting photo costing her, she is using it to great financial advantage.

During a televised fundraiser for abortion “comedian” Sarah Silverman announced that a conscience clause law that is an attempt to prevent aborted babies from being used in manufactured food products would be something that would make her want to eat an aborted fetus!

Another “comedian” said, “I wanna live in a world with real equality. I want to live in a world where an equal amount of white kids are shot every month,” he said. “I wanna see white mothers on TV, crying, standing next to Al Sharpton, talkin about, ‘We need justice for Chad.’”

A left-wing “journalist” said that he would like for college professors to drown their conservative students, “water-board them to death.” He tweeted, “I’m not joking.”

“That’s for 400 years of slavery, you bitch,” said disgraced Vanderbilt University football player Corey Batey to the unconscious white student victim of a notorious gang rape he participated in with three other teammates, one of whom was white. Batey delivered that message while urinating on the victim.” The four dummies even made a video and sent it to friends. He said that he should be given a second chance and “My whole life, I feel like I’ve always been a caring individual to look out for the helpless or the less fortunate… That just wasn’t my heart. That just wasn’t me.” But it was him. And his victim doesn’t have a second chance at living a normal life. He was sentenced to fifteen years in prison. I would have strapped him in “old sparky.”

American novelist Susan Sontag affirmed, “The white race is the cancer of human history.”

Only a fool still wonders why we have such a violent, vicious, vile, and venomous society. It was planned and executed by the loonies on the left.

Maybe leftists are mentally ill!

Boys’ book Muslim Invasion: The Fuse is Burning! was published by Barbwire Books; to get your copy, click here. An eBook edition is also available.

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Not Throwing Rocks Today! Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:54:47 +0000 Ernest T. Bass was a rock throwing, rowdy, uncouth hillbilly with a fondness for breaking windows on the Andy Griffith Show. He greeted Andy and Deputy Fife with “Howdy do to you and you. It’s me, it’s me, it’s Ernest T.!” Ernest T. Bass’ main purpose in life was to break windows with rocks and he prided himself on being “the best rock thrower in the county.” He threw the rocks to get attention from the ladies in Mayberry. While engaged in this activity he admitted that he was “saving up to buy himself a gold tooth”! Trying to upgrade himself, I suppose.

Like Ernest T., I have been accused of being a rock thrower (and sometimes a grenade thrower) at those people with whom I disagree: abortionists, homosexuals, evolutionists, gun controllers, progressives, and liberals in general. I suppose, like Ernest T., I throw the rocks to get their attention. After all, I have a responsibility to oppose their errors with the hope they will see how vacuous, often vicious, and usually vain their positions are. They would then repent, stop financial support for the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and the ACLU, and join the Family Research Council (FRC) and the NRA!

I have been accused of not liking those radical leftists with whom I disagree and I want to set the record straight: I don’t. Progressives are the most unkind, unfair, and unreasonable people living; however, I love them since Christ loved them enough to die for them. I still don’t like them.

With a genuine conversion, those leftists might become likable, even desirable, to have as friends; however, take note that it would take a work of God to get that done!

But, today I’m not throwing rocks but roses after being on the road for six weeks throughout Florida and California doing speaking engagements, book signings, and two media events.

Before leaving for Florida, I broke a bone in my foot thereby requiring my wife to do everything: packing suitcases, loading the van, driving every mile, unloading at every motel, plus taking care of all my needs. On the trip, I was asked many times how my accident happened and I had to inform them that it was a stupid, careless blunder on my part. I looked diligently for a way to blame progressives or at least nominal Democrats but without success. I always make a valiant effort to blame leftists for everything I can: sun spots, leprosy, dandruff, El Niño, and plague. But not this time. I was at fault.

During our travels, I became aware that many people are handicapped! Oh, yes, I have friends who are in wheelchairs but I never really related to their problems: then I was in a boot and using a knee walker (scooter) and a wheelchair in the airports. I was aware of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 which provides handicap wheelchair ramp specifications, codes, and handicap access guidelines that most businesses are required to meet.

I made mental note of the Act’s passage but never thought about it since it did not apply to me. In fact, I had a suspicion that the Act was more government intrusion into a sphere where it had no business.

I have adjusted my views since our travels. Many motels and restaurants were accessible to me and my scooter while others required me to stop, lift the scooter to another level, then move on. It was exhausting for me. I began to appreciate what those permanently disabled have to experience daily.

I discovered that people were very thoughtful of my condition. In six weeks, including a week in Los Angeles, not one person was unkind! Or unhelpful! Even the luxury hotel in LA where few workers, from staff to managerial positions could speak English without an accent, every single person was thoughtful! Did I mention that it was downtown Los Angeles?

American Airlines personnel and airport employees and volunteers from Chattanooga to Charlotte to Los Angeles and back did far more than I expected. They met me at the street with a wheelchair and pushed me to the plane—a very long distance. I was delighted and shocked at such gracious treatment. In fact, they deserve a bushel of roses. The treatment was so unexpected and appreciated, I did not begrudge giving generous tips! That will be shocking to family and friends since I am very frugal or conservative when it comes to money. Oh, let’s be candid and admit that I’m tight as bark on a tree, and I greatly resent giving a tip for mediocre service or because it is the custom.

However, as I choose a well-shaped rock from my leather rock sack, (you knew it couldn’t last), I must go on record to say there is another side to the disability issue that few are speaking about. While I have no problem, even like the results, of the ADA, it should only apply to airports, city streets, public buildings, and those businesses that get any tax dollars for building, operations, expansions, etc. But the government at any level has no authority to require a businessman to be gracious, kind, and helpful to me! That is not government’s business.

If a businessman refuses to make it easy for me or any other incapacitated person to access his business, I will simply give my business to those who do. There are two motels in Florida that I will not use again because they were not thoughtful in their construction making it easy for access by the handicapped. That’s the American way.

No one has a right to expect government to force businessmen and women to make it easy for me; however, I will do my part to put insensitive businesses out of business by giving my business to other businesses!

I just can’t help myself. It seems to be an irresistible force that compels me to throw a rock or two when I want to throw roses. Maybe there should be a government program to help me with my rock throwing problem.

And I won’t be surprised if some progressive out there really takes me seriously and promotes such a law.

Boys’ book Muslim Invasion: The Fuse is Burning! was published by Barbwire Books; to get your copy, click here. An eBook edition is also available.

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