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LAND OF THE FREE AND HOME OF THE BRAVE

By

Al Cronkrite

 

America’s small towns enjoyed real freedom during the 1930s Depression.   Middle class Americas bore the brunt of the job lose with many being laid off with no hope of finding another job.  At the beginning of the slow-down there were no government programs to relieve the hunger of the penniless unemployed; few women worked and unemployed men took to riding freight trains from town to town in search of work.

Families that had food regularly shared with the itinerate population and with their starving neighbors as well.  Neither as sophisticated nor as arrogant as our current culture it was a time when people were willing to care for one another. There was very little government involvement at the local level and most citizens enjoyed a form of freedom that the current generation has never experienced.  There were no drivers licenses, licenses to hunt and fish were easy to obtain, arrests of honest citizens were unknown.  If a man beat his wife soon his neighbor would come over and beat him.  Much of what is now done by bureaucracy was done by individual citizens

The depression was intentional.  The Federal Reserve System which was created by congress through stealth intentionally restricted the money supply causing a serious crisis for many businesses.  The mysterious cabal that controls our world created government programs which because of the depression were welcomed by the public.  These programs changed America from a Democratic Republic to a Socialist State.  They have been expanded and added to as time has gone on.  Now a major portion of our population is beholden to government for at least some of their sustenance; some for all.

Inordinate power in human hands has been the bane of civilized cultures all through the ages.  The United States of America was founded under a Constitution prepared by human beings who intended that its people would remain free from the tyranny that had long afflicted European and most of the world.  It was intended to be a government “of the people, by the people and for the people”.  Unfortunately, the Creator and His immutable commandments were forgotten, this bit of human arrogance could not be blest by the One True God.  His Name and His Commandments were replaced with the often evil, mutable thoughts of men.

Efforts to subvert this unique Constitution began almost before the ink dried on the document

The Bible teaches that the borrower is a slave to the lender.  When business transactions began to use money as a medium of exchange, bankers quickly caught on to ways to increase their profits by fraud and usury.  National governments needed large sums of money to conduct wars and bankers found ways to supply these funds charging interest on the debt.  Control of the money is tantamount to control of the food supply, with lucrative usury and control of the currency bankers had tremendous power.

The scramble to control the monetary system of The United States of America began shortly after the ratification of the Constitution.  Some of the Founders of this new nation understood the avarice of the bankers and their attempts to gain control were thwarted for over a hundred years.  In 1913 the previously mentioned Federal Reserve System was passed by stealth through a deceived and deceptive congress.  Since that time the nation has been controlled by a power hungry cabal that continuously thwarts the will of the people.

When the Constitution was ratified the embers of Christianity were still burning and the nation gave credence to God and to His Ways.  But as the claws of the power hungry gained control of press and media there has been a steady decline in allegiance to Christ and obedience to His commandments.  Righteousness has been replaced with lust and cruelty.  The government has produced a shower of double speak and deceit.

Because the impetus for our decline is not apparent there has been no effective counter attack.  Our laws are being re-written replacing righteousness with evil and there has been little resistance or public criticism.  Dishonest congressmen and senators enjoying the lucre of the bankers work against the nation they have sworn to uphold  and are regularly re-elected by a populace that has been dumbed down and is easily deceived..

The overwhelming majority of our churches are pastored by men and women who have been taught faulty Christian doctrine and are being duped into supporting organizations that are destroying the nation.  As keepers of morality they are not only useless but actually big contributors to immorality.

For over fifteen years we have been engaged in a war that has built up trillions of dollars of debt; a debt so large that if the entire population became slaves for a generation they might not be able to pay it off.   In addition we have gained the ire of the entire world which has been appalled at the actions of a nation that was once considered righteous.

Presidential candidate, now President, Donald Trump promised to bring changes that appealed to voters.  However, along with the appealing measures his promise to continue to torture and kill by supporting the will of a foreign power that is using the nation as a power piece in an international chess game will continue to drag the nation down.  The good he promised to accomplish will be blocked by forces more powerful than he and the nation will continue down the same disastrous path.

Torture and mass slaughter are not signs of a civilized society.

Now there is evidence that evil forces may be successful in dividing the nation and subverting the presidency created the scenario for revolution. Read here. This division is being supported by our press and media and portions of our population still believe this despicable propaganda and will support a revolution.  The White population that founded and designed America are now hated by a sizeable portion of its citizens and will be targets in any unrest.

Life as we know it is in great danger from evil forces within our nation and most of our citizens are not aware of how close chaos is to their front door.  We are a nation of working people whose concerns are for their job and their family.  Most of our citizens are not aware that there are angry young men who participate in riots and seek to burn the Capitol building and kill White people.  But these elements are very real and they wait for the proper moment.

We are on the cusp of a real revolution with half of the nation seeking to unseat a legitimately elected president.  The unrest is being fanned by the powerful Neocons who support Israel and are willing to sacrifice America to gain world hegemony.  Many of our congressmen and Senators, elected to serve the people and support our Constitution, instead of announcing a  policy of America first, regularly announce their support of Israel.

There is ample reason for portions of the world to hate White Americans.  For fifteen years the government we support has been bombing and killing in nations that have never done us harm and would never be a threat to us.  We have done this under the control of the Neocons and most of the world knows it but there are still hundreds of thousands of people who hate White Americans rightly holding them responsible for the carnage their government has created.

Many internet writers have called for the trial of the Clintons, Bushes, and Obamas for war crimes but as long as our nation is a puppet to the powerful Neocons nothing will be done.  Our nation is being sacrificed on the altar of mammon and too many of our citizens are indifferent, stupid, arrogant, or asleep.  We are in terrible trouble much of which is of our own making.

We are urged to pray for our nation but God is not on the side of evil.  He is a righteous God who hates evil but when He looks for righteousness in America there is little to attract His attention.  Judgment often results in captivity and that may be coming..

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THE FAMILY

THE FAMILY

ALREADY IN TATTERS WITH MORE TO COME

By

Al Cronkrite

 

The prototype family has been in existence since the creation of living things.  There are few species that do not form some sort of family.  Humans have always been family oriented.

The deterioration of the family is ultimately a result of the replacement of the restraints of the Christian religion with a humanist religion supported by the demigod of reason.

The family has been under severe attack for the past several decades.   The women’s movement goes back into the Nineteenth Century and was one of the first attacks on marriage.  The Enlightenment gave human reason a big boost and humanism immediately threatened Christianity, its laws and its procedures.

Rebellion has always pushed evil against righteousness and in the mid-Eighteenth Century women began an open rebellion against the confines of marriage.  At a meeting held in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848, sixty-eight women and thirty-two men signed a “Declaration of Sentiments”.  The declaration contained a series of accusations against men for having kept women from opportunities to realize their full potential.  It began with this sentence: ““The history of mankind is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations on the part of man toward woman, having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over her.”  It goes on to list how women were being slighted:  they could not vote, if married they could not own property, colleges did not accept women, keeping women in an inferior position in churches and affairs of state, and at the end it claims that man has endeavored “in every way that he could, to destroy her confidence in her own powers, to lessen her self-respect, and to make her willing to lead a dependent and abject life.”

The accusations are against men.  Historically, humans immediately understood that women were physically inferior to men and needed the strong masculine arm as protection.  This obvious conclusion has been ignored by latter day intellectuals in an effort to separate and compare what was created to be equal halves of a singular family government.  There is a bit of insanity involved in all this.

Over the years since that mid-Nineteenth Century meeting there have been other efforts to elevate the position of women.  Some of these efforts were needed and some of them did some good.  However, rebellion still lurked in many feminist leaders.  The majorities of married women were happy with their role as wives and mothers and refused to become part of the rebellion but in 1963 a young Jewish girl from Peoria, Illinois wrote a book called “The Feminine Mystique” and became active in efforts to organize a movement.  Her name was Betty Freidan and she provided the impetus to bring the women’s movement into the public eye.

The book was published at a time when the typical housewife had been emancipated by technology and the social trend to limit the number of children families produced.  Married women had more free time and Freidan’s contention that they were being held down by the husbands began to take hold in some parts of society.  Friedan’s preaching that men were holding woman down was quite different than the general perception of men’s role as protector and lover of their wives.  It resounded mightily in the ears of rebellious females and some were eager participants in the liberation movement.

In 1966 with Betty Freidan at the center a group of women formed the National Organization for Women (NOW) which has been a strong force for women’s rights.  There are exceptions but overall marriage and family life has been a blessing to most women.  Organizations like NOW have created unrest by denigrating marriage and blaming men for keeping women down.  It has hurt the institution of marriage by distorting the role of husbands and wives as family leaders causing wives to nit pic and rebel against their husbands.

Both the masculine essence and the feminine essence have a vital role in the family.  When these roles are blurred or removed the family suffers and when the family suffers society suffers.

As feminism resulted in single women who competed with men in the workplace husbands were regularly depicted by the media as fumbling ignoramuses who could not run their own lives let along govern a family.  Women were portrayed as wiser than their husbands and men were expected to act like women.  The feminizing of men removed masculine wisdom from many families, increasing chaos and divorce.

Marriage is a religious institution.  Defined as a holy union it was intended to be a blessing to both husband and wife who were to become “one flesh” creating a union that could present a singular government for raising and nurturing a family.  As modern conveniences have removed much of the hard work formerly required of wives they have enjoyed more leisure.  If this leisure is used productively as an asset to the family rather than as a separate opportunity for women to become more independent it will be a blessing rather than a curse.

The women’s movement has been followed with other more insane ideas.  Homosexuality and Lesbianism have been promoted, again by the media, and what has historically been considered a tragic occurrence is now touted as normal.  Financial help has come from mysterious sources and the movement to promote this anomaly has become widespread with young children being urged to question their sexual preference.   To cap the insanity of promoting an abnormality, homosexual marriage has actually been approved and is being administered.

I spoke with a friend today who lives in California.  He was upset because his daughter was in the process of divorcing her husband who married her as a man but was actually bi-sexual. Deviations are now being cataloged and some claim there are score or more. It is hard to tell where this sexual insanity will end.

These deviations are being touted as an alternative to normal marriage and even some older men and women are now beginning to question their sexual preference and some are joining the homosexual ranks.

Transgender operations are now available and both men and women can have their sex organs mutilated in efforts to change their gender.  Unfortunately, the DNA still remains the same regardless of what is done to the outer shell.  The DNA confirms that men remain masculine and women remain feminine.

The world has lost the restraint of a civilized society and is becoming more sadistic with torture and human butchery being accepted as normal.   Gore fills the TV and movie screen hardening the hearts and destroying the peace of its viewers.  Human beings in societies that do not honor the God of the Bible quickly become brutal and sadistic.

Families are designed to be loving institutions the grim bestiality that pours from our media threatens the tender care marriages are expected to provide.

American Christianity has become a cauldron for murderous wars and vapid support for causes that fly in the face of Biblical admonitions.

The foolishness of lesbianism, homosexuality, torture, aggressive war, and humanistic religion needs to be publically and robustly countered with Biblical truth from every pulpit in America.  If our pulpits were occupied by real servants of the Living God they would be attaching the immoral and ludicrous social trends but, alas, our preachers are ambitious, self-centered, buffoons who bring their audiences spine tingling euphoria and uplifting ideas rather than the confrontation of the Word of God.  Human opinions that differ from God’s commandments deteriorate a nation.

The United States of America is already in serious trouble.  Deep divisions are common with young Black rebels calling for the murder of Whites.  Christianity is deeply divided as I have written before many of those that call themselves Christian could not be recognized by the God of the Bible.

Christians are a problem in America.  They are deluded, mislead, untaught, arrogant, and often unteachable.  Excitement, enjoyment and blessing are sought by trying to manipulate God.  There are few real servants in the entire lot.  God cannot bless such arrogance and the condition of our nation depicts His judgement.

There is little evidence that would allow me to end this essay on a positive note.  The evidence is that dangerous times are coming that will bring a brutal surprise to those who are not aware of what is going on.  Citizens of the U. S. are under the direct control of Satan and soon he will show us his ugly face.

THE CHURCH

 

FORSAKING RIGHTIOUSNESS WHEN IT IS MOST NEEDED

By

Al Cronkrite

 

Organized religion in America has mimicked the government; like our current social order truth is scarce and often found only at sites on the internet. Neither the government nor the churches are truth tellers.  Sermons are carefully inspected to be sure they are non-confrontational and non-controversial.  The cutting edge of the Gospel has been lost for decades.  Most churches are social clubs where “good“ people can meet other “good” people while government has become an elite club where pampered, arrogant, lackeys do the will of an oligarchic cabal by fomenting wars and thinking up ways to rob citizens of their freedom.

Instead of rocking the mendacity boat our church leaders prefer peace and good will from their church members and from society at large, they are careful not to relate the mandates of God to the actions of our profligate rulers.  The confrontation of our Savior with the money changers in the temple is no longer a pattern for Christian action.

Pastor Rousas Rushdoony told about a church where he was invited to speak; when the meeting was over a parishioner encountered the senior minister and inquired as to why he was upset since Rushdoony had supported his agenda.  The senior minister admitted that Rushdoony has supported his ministry but said he was upset by the confrontational tone.  Rousas Rushdoony’s preaching was confrontational.  He did not allow his audience to evade Biblical Truth.  His words were always relevant to the current situation (they still are).  Preachers who are proud of their expository preaching but are unwilling to relate it to current events are useless in bringing the power of Christianity to bear on our society.

The Biblical story is simple and easy to understand.  God chose a particular individual and his progeny; they were His people and He required their obedience.  Though He was merciful and patient they regularly disobeyed Him.  Because their willful disobedience required His rejection He sacrificed His only Son as a propitiation for their sin so that they could again enjoy His blessing.  When they rejected His Son God rejected them as His chosen people substituting Christians of all races in their place.  Biblical Christians are God’s chosen people.  They are expected to obey Him; to do His Will and bring his creation under His dominion,

This easily understood Biblical narrative has been so badly distorted by arrogant but often well-meaning men and women that the pristine Reformed Gospel that was granted to the church has been lost.  Now, the God of the Bible has trouble acknowledging many of the organizations that claim His Name.   (The words of Jesus in Matthew 7:21-23, “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!”)

In the United States of America we have many who claim His name but are not His servants.  Many are attempting to use God as their servant seeking healing, prosperity, and blessing while failing to obey Him.  How many Christians, laymen or leaders, are actually working as servants to the Living God forsaking any agenda of their own?    Servants die to themselves and do only the bidding of their master.  And, how does one become a servant to the Living God.?  By reading the Bible and realizing that from cover to cover it is about obedience; obedience to the Law God has given us.

It is true of the church as it is with the government, what is preached is often true; it is what is omitted that destroys the truth.  Christianity without law and obedience no longer resembles the Bible narrative.  When Dispensationalism attempts to divide God’s Word into different dispensations the pattern that God gives us in His Word is lost.  When preachers claim the promises of God they often fail to mention that they are contingent on obedience.  Blessing is a result of obedience; turmoil and suffering follow disobedience.   When Christian preachers and lay people claim that God has spoken to them they are not always deluded.  God does speak to us.  However, when God speaks to us He is speaking to sinners and sinners can easily distort the message.  All messages from God must be compared with immutable Biblical truth.

God can use His servants to bring new sheep into the fold but no one can be converted without God doing the choosing.  He has always chosen His servants, (Verify it in the Bible) He still does.

Preachers often offer counseling as a means of redeeming their congregants.  Humanistic psychology is popular in today’s church leaders.  In our town there is a sign outside a Baptist facility the reads “Christian Counseling”.  As with much of the preaching that goes on in our churches Christian Counseling is a humanistic procedure that often does more harm than good,

Reverend Rousas Rushdoony pointed out that the sinner must be confronted with the ”word of God” and his duty before God.  The important thing is that God’s requirements be faithfully set forth, because reconciliation to God in Christ must be the goal of counseling.”  He concludes, “Enough has been said to make it clear that humanistic counseling seeks not confession, restitution and restoration, but peace, harmony, and humanistic good will.  As a result the counseling process is morally wrong.”  (“The Cure of Souls”, Pg. 119)

Counseling is a prominent heresy in many of our contemporary churches.  It is invariable preceded by a profligate ministry that puts forth humanistic salve and ignores sound doctrine.  Our churches are weak because the preaching is weak.  Our pulpits fail to relate the Biblical narrative to our current situation.  They fail because their intent is not to redeem society by confronting their audience with the truth of the Gospel but rather to preach a sermon that is winsome, placating and friendly.  Their intent is not to serve the interests of the Living God but to grow and prosper a church.

Christians who are obeying God’s Law rarely, if ever, need counseling.  Disobedience causes a multitude of obdurate problems that counseling will not solve.  Neither Psychiatry nor Psychology is effective in solving the problems disobedience creates; they are both devilish frauds.

God converts his servants in a variety of ways but intrinsic in His conversions is a desire to obey – a desire to cease pursuing evil and instead pursue righteousness; along with that comes a humility that is amenable to correction.

The book of Acts tells us how a handful of converted Christians could create an enduring fire in the world .  How they could touch the hearts of their listeners with a conviction of sin and then bring them to the relief of forgiveness and salvation.  The Disciples were fully committed men who were servants to The Living God.  They had no other agenda but that of telling the “good news” and urging obedience and good works.

The sad state of Christian affairs is a result of churches that have forsaken their duty to God and to this nation allowing evil to debase us and our society without challenging the lies with truth.  Satanic forces have changed our social order from one that revered righteousness to one that is in the process of encoding evil.  We have allowed this to happen by ignoring the righteous laws of God and failing to publically stand in defense of them.

Our merciful Christian God has sacrificed His only Son providing forgiveness to His people. Conversion to Christ is a wonderful miracle.  However, contemporary Christian converts must remember that it is the beginning, not the end, of the Christian walk.  We are now commissioned to live by God’s Law, tell the world of His Salvation, and work to bring His creation under His dominion through obedience.

I am ending this essay with an interesting quote from Cicero who was convinced of life after death a couple of generations before the birth of Christ. Marcus Tullius Cicero lived from 106 B.C. to 43 B. C.   As translated by E. S. Shuckburgh from his treatise “On Old Age” this is how he described his faith:  “…..old age sits lightly on me and it is not only not oppressive but even delightful.  But if I am wrong in thinking the human soul immortal, I am glad to be wrong; nor will I allow the mistake which gives me so much pleasure to be wrested from me as long as I live…..a man must wish to have his life end at its proper time.  For nature puts a limit to living as to everything else.  Now old age is as it were the playing out of the drama, the full fatigue of which we should shun, especially when we also feel that we had more than enough of it.”

THE BIBLE, AN IDOL?

THE BIBLE, AN IDOL?

TO THE INTELLECTUAL CHRISTIAN, MAYBE; TO GOD’S CHOSEN NEVER

By

Al Cronkrite

 

In October, 2016 Paul Rosenberg a regular contributor to Freedom’s Phoenix wrote an article entitled “How the Bible Became an Idol”. He describes the Bible as a “false god” and maintains it should be treated as a “book” not a deity.

Rosenberg defines an idol as “something you hold above reality”.  He then writes that “A true God-creator of the universe for example” should be held above reality, since he created reality.

 

Rosenberg’s reality is vested in humanism.  He claims to revere the Bible but is critical of its content and its origin   He selects what portions of the Bible to believe and what portions to discard.  The Law, of course is the first to go.  It is anachronistic and “no one follows” it anymore.

 

Like our Founder and most Libertarian leaning President, Thomas Jefferson,  Rosenberg is attracted to the New Testament and “love”.  President Jefferson took the scissors to the Bible cutting out the parts he did not like and kept those he did.  He created the Jefferson Bible, a compilation of sublime passages that to his way of thinking kept the good and removed the bad.

 

I agree with Rosenberg that the discussion of doctrine and argument over Biblical passages is often not productive.  However, the quest for an enduring doctrine cannot be a result of human reason but must, instead, be a consistent effort to better understand the Will of God through his Word; not to interpret but to understand what has been bequeathed to us.  The Bible gives us the best available record of the character of God as He worked with His chosen people.

 

Reality to a Christian should be the Trinity; Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, the Creator, Sustainer, Law Giver, and King.  Peace, blessing, order, and prosperity depend on obedience to His Law.  That is reality for the true Christian servant.

 

Oral tradition was important in  preaching the good news in the post Jesus era; but as time went on there was a need to codify the Christian religion and to preserve the Spirit if not the exact words of the Savior.

 

During the Fourth Century A.D., the Catholic Church worked to put the chapters of the Bible together into one volume.  There was much controversy and many opinions.  Martin Luther was involved in editing the Protestant version which is shorter by several chapters.

 

Nevertheless, with all the differences of opinion and conflicts the simple Biblical narrative is clearly set forth:  God chose a particular individual and his progeny    He chose them as His people and He required their obedience.  Though He was patient they regularly disobeyed Him.  Because their willful disobedience required His rejection, He mercifully sacrificed His own Son as a propitiation for their sin so that they could again enjoy His blessing.  It was the sacrifice of His Son that created the “Good News” – “rejoice, your sins are forgiven”.  When His chosen people callously rejected His Son, God rejected them as His chosen people substituting Christians of all races.  Biblical Christians are God’s chosen people.  They are expected to obey Him; to do His Will, and bring his creation under His dominion

 

My Merriam Webster dictionary program provides five definitions for “idol”.

1   a representation or symbol of an object of worship; broadly: a false god
2   a likeness of something b obsolete: Pretender, Impostor

3   a form or appearance visible but without substance <an enchanted phantom, a lifeless idol — P. B. Shelley>
4   an object of extreme devotion <a movie idol>
5   a false conception

 

Christian reality is different from pagan reality.  The age of reason would use the human mind to determine reality; Christians use faith in God.   Reality is not mentioned in the dictionary definition of an idol.  ..

 

The Bible with all its frailties still communicates the true Gospel.  It is an immutable anchor to the constant chaos that accompanies human reason.  It is not an idol or false god as Rosenberg attempts to claim but the ultimate reliable source of bedrock Christianity.  It is the best available record of the ministry of the Old Testament prophets and the life of the Savior.

 

God is a Spiritual Being Who can be contacted directly without reference to the Bible.  His methods of communication are several and often difficult to hear clearly in the ear of a sinful servant.  The Bible provides a stable rule to measure our impressions.  Using it effectively for that purpose the Christian must have a grasp of God’s character.  The Old Testament books describe God’s dealings with His chosen people.  They are indispensable in understanding our unchangeable Christian God.  We can say that God is Love but then we must define Love.  Love can only be properly understood by studying the way God worked with His people.

Someone said, “Love in practice is a cruel and terrible thing compared to love in dreams”.  Many Christians fall into the trap of thinking the Torah and the Prophets were written for the Jews and are not binding on contemporary Christianity.  They fall into the blasphemy of believing God has changed and no longer demands obedience to the His Law. This widespread distortion of the Gospel has robbed it of its strength and created an effete, ineffective religion that no longer resembles the Christianity brought to America on the Mayflower.

The Bible is the Word of God.  It is the only written Word that Christians possess.

Theology is missing in the practice of much of today’s Christian world.  It has been replaced by a quest for spine tingling spirituality and personal gratification.  Christians are trying to make God their servant instead of their Master. 

The Bible records God’s discourse with His chosen people.  It specifies God’s exact requirements for His Chosen people and provides an accurate picture of His character and the requirements of His Kingdom.  It is a light to the feet of every current Christian and indispensable in his quest for righteous living.

When God chose His people He chose a small and insignificant group and made of them a great nation.  The Bible records the nature of their obedience and their rebellion and brings us concrete examples of His judgment and of His mercy. The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the One True God, is omniscient, omnipotent, and immutable; He is all seeing, all powerful, and unchangeable.  Since He does not change, His dealing with the people of ancient Israel provides us with a perfect description of how He deals with us today.

Actually, instead of being an idol, the Bible is sorely neglected in most contemporary Christian circles.  It has been replaced with the humanistic, evil, opinions of men.  As a result Christianity has become a divided, ethereal, weak religion that is being replaced by Islam all over the world.  

Today’s Christians need to read through the Bible noting how God dealt with His initial choice.   As they read they will begin to see the character of the Trinitarian God of the Christian religion and be able to help others to please the ultimate Power Who when obeyed blesses obedient servants with peace and wealth. 

TENUOUS FREEDOM IN AMERICA

TENUOUS FREEDOM IN AMERICA

COULD BE LOST AT ANY MOMENT

By

Al Cronkrite

 

“But, among the ancient Romans, the lands were all cultivated by slaves, who wrought under an overseer, who was likewise a slave; so that a poor freeman had little chance of being employed either as a farmer or as a laborer.  All trades and manufacturers too, even the retail trade, were carried on by the slaves of the rich for the benefit of their masters, whose wealth, authority and protection made it difficult for a poor freeman to maintain the competition against them.  The citizens, therefore, who had no land, had scarce any other means of subsistence….” Adam Smith, “The Wealth of Nations”

Adam Smith published his seminal work “The Wealth of Nations” in 1776.  His description of the working conditions in the Roman Empire gives insight into the importance of freedom to the early American inhabitants.  The hopeless condition described by Adam Smith was common before the Reformation.  Freedom was more valuable than life itself. The Founders exerted their utmost effort to preserve freedom in this new land and to prevent future generations from falling back into the prison of slavery.

Living in the Twenty-First Century most of us take freedom for granted.  Many of us assume that our elected officials are preserving our freedoms for us and for future generations.  Many believe in Democracy and think our nation is still a Democratic Republic.

It is difficult for Americans to believe that much of this is not true that our elected officials have passed totalitarian laws that could destroy our freedoms and return us to a bondage that might be worse than the slavery of antiquity.  There is very little publicity about the actual condition of our freedoms.  The onerous provisions of the Patriot Act are never publically aired and many believe it is patriotic to support the Act and those who wrote and passed it. Read here. http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2013/07/23/ron_wyden_dangers_of_nsa_surveillance_and_the_patriot_act.html

Truth has become hard to find in the sea of lies and propaganda that spews daily from our press, TV, and radio.  Ownership of public information outlets is centralized and the tiny group of people who own and control it are not friendly to the Christian culture.

Immorality is rampant and sexual deviancy is now supported by law.  Christianity which used to be the religion of the land has been forbidden allowing the agenda of Satan to become the mandate.

Serious deterioration of our educational system began with government mandated Black integration.  Forcing a social phenomenon onto a society caused considerable upheaval that could have been avoided by a more relaxed approach.  Blacks who were inserted into our educational system are beginning to catch up but they were far behind most White students and as a result White standards were lowered and the intellectual level of the nation was adversely affected.  It has never recovered.

Each new government educational program has resulted in less well educated students.  Now we are way down the list of the world’s educated nations. Read here. http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2013/12/american-schools-vs-the-world-expensive-unequal-bad-at-math/281983/

Along with this educational deterioration has been serious decline in moral standards.  These two trends have played a major role in the destruction of the American Democratic system.

Benjamin Franklin wrote on April 17, 1787: “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.”

Our nation has suffered a series of planned setbacks that have made consensus difficult and serious resistance less likely.  The Christian religion has been distorted and manipulated in ways that have destroyed its ability to sustain freedom or even to maintain the moral standards that allow a nation to prosper.

When the moral fiber has been destroyed everyone wants to be a chief and it becomes impossible to reach consensus.  Some of our citizens are willing to sacrifice freedom for security while a handful of others understand that freedom must come before security or it is soon lost.

We have hundreds of thousands of people who live under the banner of Christianity who have been taught to support our enemies and who are so indoctrinated that they cannot understand the danger posed by this common heresy.

Christianity has been so badly distorted that there are now several distinctly different religions being practices under the name of the Savior.

Evangelicals believe conversion is the sole objective, charismatics are stuck on the Holy Spirit, Catholics have supplemented the Gospel with humanism, Dispensationalists have accepted an erroneous, alien, interpretation of scripture that also inserts humanistic logic, then there are scores of churches that are pastored by independent ministers who preach a gospel of their own making. There is no consensus in Christian circles – the power that should be there has fallen away with doctrinal error.

We are no longer a nation of European immigrants.  We have been purposely invaded by a variety of different ethnic groups whose lives and beliefs are very different from those that made our nation great.

In our town we have an Indian Social Club.  One of the objectives is to maintain their culture.  They want to live in this once Christian nation and enjoy a much higher standard of living than can be had in India, they want to prosper at the expense of United States citizens who along with their ancestors built and defended the society they are now being allowed, even urged, to exploit.

In its present state America might not be worth saving.  It has become a predatory nation that murders, exploits, and dominates by threats and intimidations.  It has nothing better to offer the world than the vicious strife that fills our history books.

Jean-Marc Berthoud writing in the current issue of “Faith for All of Life” describes it this way: “This, in particular, is the strange character of our present hedonistic, utilitarian, science worshiping, and technocratic civilization.   Having utterly deformed the Creators first principles, modern man has once again taken of the poison fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and excluded both from his thinking and his doing (corresponding respectively to the mark of the beast on his forehead and on his hand) all true knowledge, that of both the One True God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and his works of creation, redemption, and providence.  God is thus banished from the technocratic cosmos which autonomous scientific man thus arbitrarily constructs.  In our present view of the universe, God the Creator and Redeemer has been utterly rejected.  God has in this way disappeared from the perspective of our apostate civilization.”

The signs of this rejection are everywhere.  Creeping tyranny, deteriorating morals, torture, abortion, chaos, avarice, theft, murder, suicide, mendacity, betrayal, sexual confusion, female dominance, drugs, rebellion, illegitimacy, racial strife, militant degeneracy, and widespread impatience – all portend a dark age to come.

It is the foundation that originally built America that offers world peace and freedom.  It cannot be attained in any other way.

We were founded by Christian men and women who sought to worship the Living God without being harassed by secular governments.  These men and women provided a Christian base for a new nation, a base that survived the secular onslaught and served the nation well for over two hundred years.  It is now being destroyed by a group of power hungry oligarchs bent on subduing and controlling the world.

When it fails the major question will be what system will replace this rapacious evil.  Will it be the system that made America the greatest and most respected nation on earth or will it be one of the ugly humanistic systems that so aggressively seek power; will it be Fascism, Communism, or Libertarianism?  Will we improve the world with a consensus for peace, order, righteousness, and prosperity or will we remain divided and get conquered by yet another tyrant?  Only time will tell. In the meantime we are faced with the murderous power structure that we have allowed to gain power.  As it plays out Christians will be persecuted.

The Police and Black Americans

THE POLICE AND BLACK AMERICANS

RESENTMENT AND VIOLENCE

By

Al Cronkrite

 

A recent letter in our local paper expressed concern that the Country Sheriff Department and the local Police Department were under attack.  Citing scandal in both organizations the writer expressed concern that policing, itself, would suffer.  I share the concern.  We live in a volatile society and we need our policemen and sheriffs to maintain peace and order.  Attempts to use insignificant issues to bring chaos to our law enforcement organizations should be discouraged.

However, policing in the United States at all levels is out of control.  Citizens are being shot and killed over trivial offenses that are escalated by unnecessary police arrogance.

Though it has detractors the idea that suspects are innocent until proven guilty is widely held throughout the world.  It is inferred by the Fifth and Sixth Amendments to our Constitution.  Police departments regularly violate that principle by forcibly arresting and handcuffing suspects who are often innocent.  Innocent people resent being treated like criminals and they resent the police who do it.  Instead of being respected members of society who enforce the law and make an effort to be friendly and helpful policemen and women are feared for their aggressive pursuit of reasons to arrest.

There is frightening tension between the police and Black Americans.  Blacks are convinced that they are being picked on.  There is some truth in their feeling.  However, the crime rate in Black communities is disproportionately high (7 Black crimes to 1 White crime).  Police are aware of this statistic and accordingly spend more time watching Blacks.

Our press and media regularly distort the news making it appear that Blacks are not being treated fairly.  The Trayvon Martin case was a typical example.  Martin was shown as a sweet looking innocent teen while Zimmerman was shown as a dark villain.  Black citizens should be aware that the media distorts the news and that it is their own crime rate that causes many of the arrests.

The crime rate is not the only problem.  Everyone dislikes the arrogant attitude that comes with many police encounters.  Police act like privileged citizens whose lives are more important than the lives of the people they are paid to serve.  Handcuffs, bulletproof vests, helmets, shields, black boots and their tendency to shoot first and ask questions later serves to enhance this opinion.  Since Blacks have more contact with the police they are more aware of the nastiness that pervades their ranks.

The police have become robotical – without discernment or compassion.  They spend their time trying to find crimes and treat every suspect in the same manner: submission, arrest, handcuffs and a trip to the local jail.  With dictatorial arrogance they demand obeisance with no regard for the person they are accosting.  Innocent citizens are killed because they refuse to be tyrannized.  Let me repeat it: Innocent people resent being treated like criminals and they resent the police who do it.

This kind of tyrannical behavior tends to produce resistance and the police are being trained to subdue resistance.  A policeman or woman who has the authority to stop you under frivolous pretense and demand that you submit to demeaning restraints designed to immobilize you physically is a danger to citizens and a deterrent to justice.  Though you may be completely innocent and appear to be a model citizen, resistance to this hateful operation can lead to your being shot and killed.

In spite of the fact that we are living in a violent society, police could use some discernment in the way they go about their duties.  Entering a person’s home and handcuffing a compliant father in front of his wife and family shows a lack of compassionate understanding.  Violent responses by police do not serve to allay growing rebellion.  Instead, like the wars we are fighting in the Middle East, it increases the breadth of the conflict bringing more citizens into the fold of police haters.

One wonders what happened to forgiveness and the practice of giving a suspect another chance.  It appears that when police are involved there are invariably arrests made and someone is handcuffed and transported to the local jail.  We house 6.85 million prisoners in the United States, 25 percent of all the prisoners in the world; our police forces are the world’s champion arresters.  We have the larger percentage of our population entangled with the prison system than any other nation in the world.  Something is drastically wrong!

Absolute submission and universal arrests actually contributes to the violence in our society by creating anger and resentment in the population. While the police are busy creating more violence our elected law makers are busy passing laws the no one understands or even knows about.  Police can pick and choose which law they will enforce.  They know the law better than civilians giving them a distinct advantage.

Police behavior is a complicated matter but there is no doubt that the United States of American has a serious problem.  With the world highest quantity of prisoners and widespread civilian demonstrations it is time to take notice

Our society has become secular it no longer adheres to absolutes; power and human reason are in complete control.  God’s churches have become social organizations having lost all connection to the Biblical Law that creates a righteous nation. This lack of resistance to evil has allowed dark forces to overrun us.

A free society cannot long exist without absolute Law.  Without an immutable standard people champion their individual reason which differs with each individual, the result is the man with the gun rules.

In spite of the fact the Black citizens are living in a society that pampers them and puts their desires ahead of all others; in spite of this fact they have bought into the propaganda that they are being oppressed and discriminated against by the White majority.  It is a lie that threatens to destroy the nation and Blacks along with it.

White citizens do not rob and kill because a Black policeman shoots a White citizen, only Blacks do that.  White citizens do not threaten Blacks or urge anyone to burn their buildings. Blacks are free to call Whites any demeaning name they choose but White citizens are severely reprimanded for even pronouncing Black slang.  White citizens working for the media must be very careful not to use a derogatory word concerning Black citizens; they face dismissal if they do.

This severe bias by the media is subtly designed to incite Black animosity which eventually might cause White citizens to retaliate against unfair Black preference, creating riots, shootings, and ultimately martial law for everyone.  Black citizens are being manipulated.  Black publications regularly distort crime statistics to make it seem that they are being treated unfairly.  The true figures prove that reality is otherwise.  Compare the NAACP statistics with those of the Department of Justice.

Reconciliation between Black and White Americans cannot progress until both sides are willing to accept factual information.  As long as distorted facts, figures and baseless opinions are accepted real progress is impossible.

America’s Black citizens have been given every possible advantage.  Welfare, superior job opportunities, freedom, and consistently unbalanced media support.  Barack Obama could not have been elected President of the United States without hundreds of thousands of White votes.  There is no other nation in the entire world that has been more generous with their Black citizens.  In spite of the generous opportunities granted to Blacks they riot and burn their neighborhoods while targeting and unmercifully beating defenseless White citizens.  Hate and prejudice are just under the surface.  It is an unwarranted hate that divides the races

The White race has not owned slaves for many generations.  Blaming White people for what happened centuries ago is sinful.  Every person must be responsible for their own sin.  We can acknowledge the sins of our fathers but we cannot repent from them, they are done and the time is past.

The propaganda that is poured into the Black community by nefarious sources constantly feeds them distorted information which they then regurgitate as reality.

Our town has a Black Democrat running against a White Republican for Sheriff of the county.  This is the Black candidate’s assessment of the job, “As sheriff your job isn’t just to fight crime but to ensure that the laws are enforced in a way that doesn’t violate the rights and freedoms of others, including your employees.  When leadership fails to do the right thing, leadership fails.”

He has the right objective. Justice must be applied equally!

We have two major problems:  One, a police force that incites violence and resentment, and, two, a Black population that believes propaganda and refuses to face reality.

There Was a Better Way

THERE WAS A BETTER WAY

BUT WE REJECTED IT

By Al Cronkrite

“In the United States evil has seized power from the people, and evil will not give it back.”  Paul Craig Roberts

Have you ever wondered what the world would be like if ancient Israel had obeyed God and grown into the nation He intended it to be?

I am interested in writing and writers and enjoy watching C-Span.  I also like Brian Lamb’s interviews.  Jewish dominance of the United States publishing industry is blatantly evident in this venue with seventy-five percent, or more, of the interviews and book reviews are with Jewish authors. Lamb’s interviews have a similar percentage.  The media is a public facility and this sort of dominance by two percent or less of the population is disturbing.

It is disturbing because the citizens of ancient Israel did not obey God and their progeny mocks Him today.

Unfortunately, the media is not the only part of our culture that is controlled and manipulated by this same power structure; the entire world population is affected as well.  Media’s power in America and around the world allows its owners to heavily influence everyone.  This is particularly true in the U. S. where voters are systematically bombarded with lies and propaganda.

In the beginning Trump had towering numbers but as time went on the mysterious, unverified polls that always accompany elections found his support was declining.  The criterion and procedures used in doing these polls is never reported so the public only hears what the media wants them to hear.   While the polls are being reported Hillary is favored with lots of publicity while Trump is trashed.  The bias is profound.  The massive corporations that control our press and media can be counted on our fingers with several fingers left over.   It is an oligarchy that overflows with propaganda, news censorship, restrictions on free speech, bias, lies, and truncated coverage.

Selection of candidates and elections are heavily controlled by this massive oligarchy.  Favorable publicity has allowed Hillary Clinton with her tons of baggage to become a viable candidate.  Our representative form of government is manipulated with representatives living in fear of adverse publicity that will result in their being voted from office.  The press and television are monolithic sources; there is no dissent.  The town where I live has only one newspaper which was owned by the New York Times but is now a possession of a media giant that owns papers throughout the country.

We have a candidate that comes with tons of negative baggage running against a buffoon who is using popular key issues to activate the electorate while at the same time creating doubt about his ability to successfully lead the nation.

The tragedy is that deceived American voters will fall for this charade and go to the polls hoping to save the nation by electing the lessor of these two evils. Their efforts are for naught since the entire event has been planned and executed and the outcome is assured regardless of who wins.

During the Clinton Administration and that of Bush, the lessor, government began to ignore the Constitution and instead of serving the people it served other interests becoming tyrannical, aggressive and illegitimate.

In Democratic societies talent produces wealth and the two, like cream, have always risen to the top eventually becoming despotic.  It seems that the common people are neither smart enough nor aggressive enough to gain and maintain control over a tiny minority that is smarter, more cunning, and more persistent.  When our nation still saluted the overarching legal system given us by God it provided a deterrent to the ambitions of these avaricious individuals but as this legal system has been discarded in favor of humanism our freedom has been lost.

Had it had been accompanied by a pervasive effort to obey the Law of Moses; the rise of Jewish power might have been a blessing to the world.  It might have created a new freedom and widespread prosperity.  Instead, it is a humanistic effort that ignores the God of Israel and instead mimics Satan.  Russia now considers itself the last bastion of Christian righteousness in the world.

In an Address given at the Bridgnorth Institute in February, 1877 Lord  Acton said, “The government of the Israelites was a Federation, held together by no political authority, but by the unity of race and faith, and founded, not on physical force, but on a voluntary covenant. The principle of self-government was carried out not only in each tribe, but in every group of at least 120 families; and there was neither privilege of rank, nor inequality before the law. Monarchy was so alien to the primitive spirit of the community that it was resisted by Samuel in that momentous protestation and warning which all the kingdoms of Asia and many of the kingdoms of Europe have unceasingly confirmed. The throne was erected on a compact; and the King was deprived of the right of legislation among a people that recognized no lawgiver but God, whose highest aim in politics was to restore the original purity of the constitution, and to make its government conform to the ideal type that was hallowed by the sanctions of heaven. The inspired men who rose up in unfailing succession to prophesy against the usurper and the tyrant, constantly proclaimed that the laws, which were divine, were paramount over sinful rulers, and appealed from the established authorities, from the king, the priests, and the princes of the people, to the healing forces that slept in the uncorrupted conscience of the masses. Thus the example of the Hebrew nation laid down the parallel lines on which all freedom has been won—the doctrine of national tradition, and the doctrine of the higher law; the principle that a constitution grows from a root, by process of development and not of essential change; and the principle that all political authorities must be tested and reformed according to a code which was not made by man. The operation of these two principles, in unison or in antagonism, occupies the whole of the space we are going over together.”

The solution to the decline of righteousness throughout the world will not come from the minds of men.  The world’s best minds are currently fixed on exerting tight control over 99 percent of the world population, eventually annihilating many and making slaves of the remainder.

If this diabolical scheme is to be thwarted social reformation must come through a people who recognize “no lawgiver but God” and understand that “political authorities must be tested and reformed according to a code not made by man”.

Ancient Israel failed as the people fell away from their God and into actions not “tested and reformed according to a code not made by man”.  Instead they trod the road of self-determination to the ruin of themselves and their nation.

The United States of America has been taken over by Neocons and is being led down the same path that destroyed their ancient nation and left them without a legitimate homeland.

At one time our nation recognized God as the foundational law giver; now, we are following a people that God has rejected a people who are alienated from their legitimate mooring and have become lethal and diabolical.

Lord Acton also wrote that, “power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men”.  Sans the last sentence this quotation is still in common usage.  Centralization of power is progressing rapidly throughout the world.  The elite 1% have gained control of the major nations of the world and are using the United States as a weapon to subdue those that still seek independence.  The number of individual corporations has become smaller and smaller as buy-outs and mergers occur on a daily basis.  Monsanto was just acquired by Bayer creating another uncontrollable giant.

Governments now seek to control their people individually by spying on their electronic behavior, passing laws so numerous that obedience is impossible, teaching the police forces to handcuff, jail, and prosecute for the slightest violation, by keeping them misinformed and ignorant using propaganda and outright lies, and by rewarding degeneracy and condemning righteousness.

While Mr. and Mrs. America go happily about their daily tasks totally consumed by their job and their family, while they digest the steady diet of propaganda and lies purposely designed to placate and mislead them, the hidden world government extends its tentacles into every nook and cranny of theirs homes and families setting them up for the despotic state they are planning.

We must understand that it makes no difference which of the current forms of governments is installed; talented citizens will always rise like cream to the top.  If these superior individuals are not governed by the overarching Law of God they will always seek tyrannical power.  God did not create man to govern himself.  He is the governor and we are His created beings made to obey His Commandments.  There will be no change in direction until the people understand, accept and promote this verity.

Libertarianism’s quest for limited government is a step in the right direction but if the government is not under the power and authority of the Creator it will soon grow and become malignant.  Communists claim an interest in the welfare of the people but Communist governments never get beyond the tyrant that brings them into being – they are all tyrannical.  Democracy enshrines an evil populace that eschews wisdom and Republics are vulnerable to evil manipulation.  Without God and His legal standards freedom is impossible.

When God, the One True God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, is the law giver a nation is anchored to righteousness; no longer floating about in a sea of avaricious, evil opinion. Evil and righteousness are defined and justice can be administered.

The American free-fall cannot be stopped by human wisdom.  Human opinion is always diverse and often in error. The elite power structure always brings a solution that requires the submission of the people.   Vesting power in the individual is a freedom creating procedure.  When individual power and autonomy are drained off into smaller and smaller human entities the result is always tyranny.  Power should be vested in God who is the sole source of righteousness and humility.

The fall of the United States of America will not be stopped, it will implode and chaos will result.  We are living in a cesspool among people who are lost.  Today’s Christian church is so far off the mark that God cannot hear their prayers.  Many here and around the world will continue to perish.  Hopefully wisdom will overcome the rebellion that has caused our fall and a system of government under the One True God will again prevail.