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Blue Beam and the Dreams of Our Future

Submitted by Dave Hodges on Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 14:56.

After attending and participating in the True Legends Branson conference, I have been formulating a new paradigm and there are indeed roadblocks to doing so. I have come to a new understanding of the issue of "alien" contact due to the presentations of Mike Adams and Steve Quayle. However, I cannot shake the understanding of what I already know to be true about the Blue Beam Project which is the implementation of a fake alien invasion designed to put all people under one source of power. 

I am not one to publicize dreams and visions, but following the conference, I have had a reocurring dream, that keeps increasing in scope, which deals with Blue Beam and a sequence of events leading to the subjugation of Earth, which forces the people to rise up. 

Before unveiling the dream, please allow me to outline what I absolutely know to be true about Blue Beam.

For decades, NASA has developed space based weapons systems designed to penetrate every aspect of our lives and this plan is labeled as Operation Blue Beam. The Blue Beam Project has four different steps in order to implement a new age religion, along with the roll out of a fake Antichrist at its head. Oh, I believe that we will see an Anti-Christ, but this will not be it. We must remember that the new age religion is the very foundation for the new world government, without which religion the dictatorship of the New World Order is completely impossible. 

Phase 1 

The first step in the NASA Blue Beam Project concerns the breakdown of all archaeological knowledge. We will see more and more fake discoveries of previous alien contact, where these new discoveries will finally explain to all people the error of all fundamental religious doctrines. This new false doctrine will be used to make all nations believe that their religious doctrines have been misguided for centuries. Psychological preparations for that first step have already been implemented with such things as the Star Trek TV series,  the 2001 A Space Odyssey film , X Files, Falling Skies, the TV series V and Colony, and movies such as Independence Day, and District 9. All of this constitutes the psychological conditioning designed to promote a paradigm shift designed to get the public to accept an "alien" existence.

 

 Phase 2 

The second part of this deception is creating 3D holograms, sound and laser projections which will give way to several holographic images. As Steve Quayle and I discussed in an interview, the HAARP type of technology now exists where entire battlefields can be projected and nobody would be the widers because, under these circumstances, nobody could distinguish fact from fiction.   

 

Phase 3 

Nearly a generation ago, Nick Begich demonstrated to the European Parliament how Project HAARP could produce fake voices inside the heads of the members of Parliament in what is known as Voice to Skull technology. Using ELF waves, HAARP can be directly projected into the brain, causing the brain to receive messages, words, and instructions HAARP can provide a way to wipe out communications over a large area, while keeping the military's own communications systems working. HAARP can also be used for mind control.  

 

 Phase 4 

Phase 4 culminates with mankind's shared belief from the Great Deception, than an alien invasion is either under way, or is imminent and the only means of salvation is for a God-like figure, a holographic (i.e. a one-world religion God) will step in and "save" humanity. This will mark the beginning of a one-world government and a single Pagan religion like the one being called for the present Pope. In this final  phase of the plan, it will be made clear to the people that an alien invasion is imminent and the consolidation of government, religion, military and economic institutions will be "needed" for mankind to survive. Therefore, I believe that the Pope's conference on combining religions is prepatory for this event. 

The Dreams

In the unveiling of the "New World Order" controlled by aliens after a fake war with them, the people will rise up and fight back. By this time, the United States has been destroyed by UN forces entering the country through our Southern border after the country was devastated by an 18 volancoe onslught in the Cascadia region in our Northwest. In the aftermath, the UN entered with a multi-national force to ostensibly render humanitarian aid. However, as the UN forces entered various American cities they began to murder as many Americans as possible. 

Some of our military leaders are in on the plot and hand over much of our military to the UN without firing a shot. In my repeated dreams, I was in hiding and had not been discovered. However, there were several executions of people who would be described as patriots. The Chinese were armed wtih a naughty and nice list compiled from the extensive surveillance we were going under. When they entered a house, they already knew if they were going to kill the residents or take them into custody and place them in labor camps. How did they know? The houses were painted with some kind of target from satellites in space. In the dream, it became clear that the real reason behind gun control was to lessen the resistance to the American holocaust. In the media, Patriots were labeled "anarchists" and the number of the executions grew to 90% of the country. I saw a flash of a headline that said 90% of the anarchists have been eliminated.  If someone was deemed to be an anarchist, then the entire family was executed. These casualty numbers paralleled the infamous Deagel Report. 

Symbolically, the capital of the country was shifted to New York City. And what is in NYC? UN headquarters is located in NYC. 

After the United States was dealt with, Blue Beam took place and it was successful. AS it turned out, the aliens were here the entire time, but it was more expedient for them for us to be tricked into subjugating ourselves. It made the takeover easier. And at the end of the day, the aliens were actually servants of Satan as the world leader was finally revealed for who he really was and the people knew that they had been deceived.

The survivors on the planet were systematically being implanted with the Mark of the Beast which was not only designed to control participation in commerce, but it was a mind control device, but it did not work on "believers" and Christian people had to fake compliance to survive. I assumed a new identity, changed my appearance and was one who was still in hiding but I would mingle among the people pretending to be controlled. 

Finally, after the realization that humanity had been deceived people began rising up. A war ensued. And I will leave it to the reader to decide how this ends. I will say, that this is culmination of 3 dreams. Each successive dream starts where the previous dream endedand I have never been a lucid dreamer. The details were vivid and in color. I do not usually dream in color, nor do I usually remember very many of my dreams. However, the details were stunning. I took notes of what I remembered upon waking. 

I recognize that this could be a fictional narrative from my unconscious which was trying to make sense of new information that I was receiving. However, I have never experienced such detail from any dream. One thing I will leave the reader with is that there will be war in the Middle East and this conflict with Iran is not the final battle foretold in Revelations. It is prepatory. But the United States suffers devastating losses at the same time that the Cascadia events are unfolding as a result of the war. These events will lead to a coup in the White House before we are invaded across our southern border. Yes, there are traitors in our govenrment, even in my dreams!  It will soon not be a god day to be a Christian. I had images of Christians not just being killed but being publcly tortured. 

Of course nobody should take these dreams seriously, after all, they are just dreams from a hyper-stimulated and overactive brain which has invoked a series of extreme fantasies on three successive nights. Except the details of the dreams are never-ending and exceed the capacity for 3 nights of dreaming. Although this was not in my dreams, I am thinking maybe I should write a screen play and NBC will turn it into a miniseries and we will all call it, Predictive Programming!

https://thecommonsenseshow.com/activism-agenda-21-conspiracy/blue-beam-and-dreams-our-future

 

 

The Rise of the American Gestapo: Has It Already Happened Here?

By John W. Whitehead

July 30, 2019

"Adolf Hitler is alive and well in the United States, and he is fast rising to power."-Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, on the danger posed by the FBI to our civil liberties

Despite the finger-pointing and outcries of dismay from those who are watching the government discard the rule of law at every turn, the question is not whether Donald Trump is the new Adolf Hitler but whether the American Police State is the new Third Reich.

For those who can view the present and past political landscape without partisan blinders, the warning signs are unmistakable: the Deep State's love affair with totalitarianism began long ago.

Indeed, the U.S. government so admired the Nazi regime that following the second World War, it secretly recruited Hitler's employees, adopted his protocols, embraced his mindset about law and order, implemented his tactics in incremental steps, and began to lay the foundations for the rise of the Fourth Reich.

Sounds far-fetched? Read on. It's all documented.

As historian Robert Gellately recounts, "After five years of Hitler's dictatorship, the Nazi police had won the FBI's seal of approval." The Nazi police state was initially so admired for its efficiency and order by the world powers of the day that J. Edgar Hoover, then-head of the FBI, actually sent one of his right-hand men, Edmund Patrick Coffey, to Berlin in January 1938 at the invitation of Germany's secret police-the Gestapo.

The FBI was so impressed with the Nazi regime that, according to the New York Times, in the decades after World War II, the FBI, along with other government agencies, aggressively recruited at least a thousand Nazis, including some of Hitler's highest henchmen.

All told, thousands of Nazi collaborators-including the head of a Nazi concentration camp, among others-were given secret visas and brought to America by way of Project Paperclip. Subsequently, they were hired on as spies and informants, and then camouflaged to ensure that their true identities and ties to Hitler's holocaust machine would remain unknown. All the while, thousands of Jewish refugees were refused entry visas to the U.S. on the grounds that it could threaten national security.

Adding further insult to injury, American taxpayers have been paying to keep these ex-Nazis on the U.S. government's payroll ever since. And in true Gestapo fashion, anyone who has dared to blow the whistle on the FBI's illicit Nazi ties has found himself spied upon, intimidated, harassed and labeled a threat to national security.

As if the government's covert, taxpayer-funded employment of Nazis after World War II wasn't bad enough, U.S. government agencies-the FBI, CIA and the military-have fully embraced many of the Nazi's well-honed policing tactics, and have used them repeatedly against American citizens.

Indeed, with every passing day, the United States government borrows yet another leaf from Nazi Germany's playbook: Secret police. Secret courts. Secret government agencies. Surveillance. Censorship. Intimidation. Harassment. Torture. Brutality. Widespread corruption. Entrapment. Indoctrination. Indefinite detention.

These are not tactics used by constitutional republics, where the rule of law and the rights of the citizenry reign supreme. Rather, they are the hallmarks of authoritarian regimes, where the only law that counts comes in the form of heavy-handed, unilateral dictates from a supreme ruler who uses a secret police to control the populace.

That danger is now posed by the FBI, whose laundry list of crimes against the American people includes surveillance, disinformation, blackmail, entrapment, intimidation tactics, harassment and indoctrination, governmental overreach, abuse, misconduct, trespassing, enabling criminal activity, and damaging private property, and that's just based on what we know.

Whether the FBI is planting undercover agents in churches, synagogues and mosques; issuing fake emergency letters to gain access to Americans' phone records; using intimidation tactics to silence Americans who are critical of the government; recruiting high school students to spy on and report fellow students who show signs of being future terrorists; or persuading impressionable individuals to plot acts of terror and then entrapping them, the overall impression of the nation's secret police force is that of a well-dressed thug, flexing its muscles and doing the boss' dirty work of ensuring compliance, keeping tabs on potential dissidents, and punishing those who dare to challenge the status quo.

Whatever minimal restrictions initially kept the FBI's surveillance activities within the bounds of the law have all but disappeared post-9/11. Since then, the FBI has been transformed into a mammoth federal policing and surveillance agency that largely operates as a power unto itself, beyond the reach of established laws, court rulings and legislative mandates.

Consider the FBI's far-reaching powers to surveil, detain, interrogate, investigate, prosecute, punish, police and generally act as a law unto themselves-much like their Nazi cousins, the Gestapo-and then try to convince yourself that the United States is still a constitutional republic.

Just like the Gestapo, the FBI has vast resources, vast investigatory powers, and vast discretion to determine who is an enemy of the state.

Today, the FBI employs more than 35,000 individuals and operates more than 56 field offices in major cities across the U.S., as well as 400 resident agencies in smaller towns, and more than 50 international offices. In addition to their "data campus," which houses more than 96 million sets of fingerprints from across the United States and elsewhere, the FBI has also built a vast repository of "profiles of tens of thousands of Americans and legal residents who are not accused of any crime. What they have done is appear to be acting suspiciously to a town sheriff, a traffic cop or even a neighbor." The FBI's burgeoning databases on Americans are not only being added to and used by local police agencies, but are also being made available to employers for real-time background checks.

All of this is made possible by the agency's nearly unlimited resources (its minimum budget alone in fiscal year 2015 was $8.3 billion), the government's vast arsenal of technology, the interconnectedness of government intelligence agencies, and information sharing through fusion centers-data collecting intelligence agencies spread throughout the country that constantly monitor communications (including those of American citizens), everything from internet activity and web searches to text messages, phone calls and emails.

Much like the Gestapo spied on mail and phone calls, FBI agents have carte blanche access to the citizenry's most personal information.

Working through the U.S. Post Office, the FBI has access to every piece of mail that passes through the postal system: more than 160 billion pieces are scanned and recorded annually. Moreover, the agency's National Security Letters, one of the many illicit powers authorized by the USA Patriot Act, allows the FBI to secretly demand that banks, phone companies, and other businesses provide them with customer information and not disclose those demands to the customer. An internal audit of the agency found that the FBI practice of issuing tens of thousands of NSLs every year for sensitive information such as phone and financial records, often in non-emergency cases, is riddled with widespread constitutional violations.

Much like the Gestapo's sophisticated surveillance programs, the FBI's spying capabilities can delve into Americans' most intimate details (and allow local police to do so, as well).

In addition to technology (which is shared with police agencies) that allows them to listen in on phone calls, read emails and text messages, and monitor web activities, the FBI's surveillance boasts an invasive collection of spy tools ranging from Stingray devices that can track the location of cell phones to Triggerfish devices which allow agents to eavesdrop on phone calls.  In one case, the FBI actually managed to remotely reprogram a "suspect's" wireless internet card so that it would send "real-time cell-site location data to Verizon, which forwarded the data to the FBI." Law enforcement agencies are also using social media tracking software to monitor Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts. Moreover, secret FBI rules also allow agents to spy on journalists without significant judicial oversight.

Much like the Gestapo's ability to profile based on race and religion, and its assumption of guilt by association, the FBI's approach to pre-crime allows it to profile Americans based on a broad range of characteristics including race and religion.

The agency's biometric database has grown to massive proportions, the largest in the world, encompassing everything from fingerprints, palm, face and iris scans to DNA, and is being increasingly shared between federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in an effort to target potential criminals long before they ever commit a crime. This is what's known as pre-crime. Yet it's not just your actions that will get you in trouble. In many cases, it's also who you know-even minimally-and where your sympathies lie that could land you on a government watch list. Moreover, as the Intercept reports, despite anti-profiling prohibitions, the bureau "claims considerable latitude to use race, ethnicity, nationality, and religion in deciding which people and communities to investigate."

Much like the Gestapo's power to render anyone an enemy of the state, the FBI has the power to label anyone a domestic terrorist.

As part of the government's so-called ongoing war on terror, the nation's de facto secret police force has begun using the terms "anti-government," "extremist" and "terrorist" interchangeably. Moreover, the government continues to add to its growing list of characteristics that can be used to identify an individual (especially anyone who disagrees with the government) as a potential domestic terrorist. For instance, you might be a domestic terrorist in the eyes of the FBI (and its network of snitches) if you:

  • express libertarian philosophies (statements, bumper stickers)
  • exhibit Second Amendment-oriented views (NRA or gun club membership)
  • read survivalist literature, including apocalyptic fictional books
  • show signs of self-sufficiency (stockpiling food, ammo, hand tools, medical supplies)
  • fear an economic collapse
  • buy gold and barter items
  • subscribe to religious views concerning the book of Revelation
  • voice fears about Big Brother or big government
  • expound about constitutional rights and civil liberties
  • believe in a New World Order conspiracy

Much like the Gestapo infiltrated communities in order to spy on the German citizenry, the FBI routinely infiltrates political and religious groups, as well as businesses.

As Cora Currier writes for the Intercept: "Using loopholes it has kept secret for years, the FBI can in certain circumstances bypass its own rules in order to send undercover agents or informants into political and religious organizations, as well as schools, clubs, and businesses..." The FBI has even been paying Geek Squad technicians at Best Buy to spy on customers' computers without a warrant.

Just as the Gestapo united and militarized Germany's police forces into a national police force, America's police forces have largely been federalized and turned into a national police force.

In addition to government programs that provide the nation's police forces with military equipment and training, the FBI also operates a National Academy that trains thousands of police chiefs every year and indoctrinates them into an agency mindset that advocates the use of surveillance technology and information sharing between local, state, federal, and international agencies.

Just as the Gestapo's secret files on political leaders were used to intimidate and coerce, the FBI's files on anyone suspected of "anti-government" sentiment have been similarly abused.

As countless documents make clear, the FBI has no qualms about using its extensive powers in order to blackmail politicians, spy on celebrities and high-ranking government officials, and intimidate and attempt to discredit dissidents of all stripes. For example, not only did the FBI follow Martin Luther King Jr. and bug his phones and hotel rooms, but agents also sent him anonymous letters urging him to commit suicide and pressured a Massachusetts college into dropping King as its commencement speaker.

Just as the Gestapo carried out entrapment operations, the FBI has become a master in the art of entrapment.

In the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks the FBI has not only targeted vulnerable individuals but has also lured or blackmailed them into fake terror plots while actually equipping them with the organization, money, weapons and motivation to carry out the plots-entrapment-and then jailing or deporting them for their so-called terrorist plotting. This is what the FBI characterizes as "forward leaning-preventative-prosecutions." In addition to creating certain crimes in order to then "solve" them, the FBI also gives certain informants permission to break the law, "including everything from buying and selling illegal drugs to bribing government officials and plotting robberies," in exchange for their cooperation on other fronts. USA Today estimates that agents have authorized criminals to engage in as many as 15 crimes a day. Some of these informants are getting paid astronomical sums: one particularly unsavory fellow, later arrested for attempting to run over a police officer, was actually paid $85,000 for his help laying the trap for an entrapment scheme.

When and if a true history of the FBI is ever written, it will not only track the rise of the American police state but it will also chart the decline of freedom in America, in much the same way that the empowerment of Germany's secret police tracked with the rise of the Nazi regime.

How did the Gestapo become the terror of the Third Reich?

It did so by creating a sophisticated surveillance and law enforcement system that relied for its success on the cooperation of the military, the police, the intelligence community, neighborhood watchdogs, government workers for the post office and railroads, ordinary civil servants, and a nation of snitches inclined to report "rumors, deviant behavior, or even just loose talk."

In other words, ordinary citizens working with government agents helped create the monster that became Nazi Germany. Writing for the New York Times, Barry Ewen paints a particularly chilling portrait of how an entire nation becomes complicit in its own downfall by looking the other way:

In what may be his most provocative statement, [author Eric A.] Johnson says that ‘‘most Germans may not even have realized until very late in the war, if ever, that they were living in a vile dictatorship.'' This is not to say that they were unaware of the Holocaust; Johnson demonstrates that millions of Germans must have known at least some of the truth. But, he concludes, ‘‘a tacit Faustian bargain was struck between the regime and the citizenry.'' The government looked the other way when petty crimes were being committed. Ordinary Germans looked the other way when Jews were being rounded up and murdered; they abetted one of the greatest crimes of the 20th century not through active collaboration but through passivity, denial and indifference.

Much like the German people, "we the people" have become passive, polarized, gullible, easily manipulated, and lacking in critical thinking skills.  Distracted by entertainment spectacles, politics and screen devices, we too are complicit, silent partners in creating a police state similar to the terror practiced by former regimes.

Had the government tried to ram such a state of affairs down our throats suddenly, it might have had a rebellion on its hands.

Instead, the American people have been given the boiling frog treatment, immersed in water that slowly is heated up-degree by degree-so that they've fail to notice that they're being trapped and cooked and killed.

"We the people" are in hot water now.

The Constitution doesn't stand a chance against a federalized, globalized standing army of government henchmen protected by legislative, judicial and executive branches that are all on the same side, no matter what political views they subscribe to: suffice it to say, they are not on our side or the side of freedom.

From Clinton to Bush, then Obama and now Trump, it's as if we've been caught in a time loop, forced to re-live the same thing over and over again: the same assaults on our freedoms, the same disregard for the rule of law, the same subservience to the Deep State, and the same corrupt, self-serving government that exists only to amass power, enrich its shareholders and ensure its continued domination.

Can the Fourth Reich happen here?

As I point out in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, it's already happening right under our noses.

WC: 2692

 

 

WARNING TO ALL: If we do not protect innocent children from abortion and LGBT mutilations, God will unleash fire and fury upon America

by: Mike Adams

(Natural News) Defenseless, self-aware human babies and children are being systematically mutilated and murdered by the gleeful, demonic abortion advocates across America. In their acts of pure malice, there is no remorse, no compassion and no recognition of the life of the child. These abortionists and post-birth infanticide proponents are nothing less than serial murderers and baby butchers, and it is our duty as conscious, capable human beings to stop them from mutilating and murdering innocent human children, whether inside the womb or out.

In the name of "women's reproductive health," the mass murder abortion industry absurdly claims that human babies are not human at all... at least until someone decides to keep the child. Even then, that same child can be terminated by the parent after birth, achieving what is essentially "fourth term abortion" that flat-out consists of murdering a living, breathing human being. This is all justified by Leftists who tell themselves that pro-life Christians are mean, while life-destroying abortionists are compassionate.

We already know that Leftists will not stop their LGBT mutilations and systematic murder of children. In fact, they take great pride in their acts of extreme violence against the unborn and recently born. This annihilation of the life of an innocent young human somehow gives meaning to the empty, pointless lives of "progressives" who apparently exist for no reason other than to carry out acts of murder, violence, destruction, censorship and sabotage against others. Their entire existence is rooted in the destruction of life, liberty and happiness, which is why they hate the very nation founded on those Christian principles.

Every abortionist is a serial murderer, and every serial murderer will be judged by God, if not judged by society first. The warning here is that if We the People do not protect the innocent against abortion violence and LGBT mutilations, God will judge our nation as a whole, and few will be insulated from at least some of the effects of God's fury being unleashed upon the wicked that now infest our society like demonic, anti-human ghouls.

The mass murder and mutilation of conscious human babies, all in the name of "progressivism"

There is little doubt that God is about to unleash judgement yet again upon America and Western civilization for pushing the mass murder and the LGBT mutilation of innocent children. With "Drag Queen Story Hour" spreading across America, and the nation's public education system now nearly indistinguishable from pedophilia indoctrination, never before have America's children been subjected to the wickedness of so many demonic, perverted, child-abusing Leftists who revel in child molesting sex cults like NXIVM which has ties to Hillary Clinton, child trafficking and Satanism.

With our public schools being turned into pedophilia grooming centers, and with universities now functioning as LGBT indoctrination / brainwashing factories for young adults, Leftists have turned America into a demon-infested Hellscape that defies morality, human biology and human decency. No child is safe in a nation run by tech monopolists, media propagandists and left-wing lawmakers who demand the "right" to murder children after they are born (or to physically castrate them via LGBT DIY "gender reassignment" home surgery carried out by their murderous, mentally ill parents).

What the progressive Left is doing to children across America today isn't merely sick. It's Satanic. It is an affront to life and God.

And it will not go unanswered.

How will God unleash his fury upon us? The Bible already tells us how

I have not yet read the entire Bible, but I'm making my way through its various books and chapters, and what strikes me as astonishing is how God unleashes his vengeance on evil populations, evil cities, evil nations or evil groups of people. He does not wave a magic wand and simply cause those evil people to vanish or explode in a ball of fire. Rather, God unleashes the power of natural phenomena to annihilate the intended target.

Yes, God kills the wicked. Repeatedly. Although this is rarely talked about at popular churches, such accounts are found throughout the Bible. But God does not kill out of wickedness or vengeance. Rather, he eliminates those who are enemies of God and the goodness that He represents.

Throughout the Bible, there are accounts of God using meteors from space (Sodom and Gomorrah), insect swarms, winds, oceans, rain, fire, earthquakes, pestilence, tornadoes and floods to reshape Earth and eliminate those who stand in opposition to the sanctity of life itself. It's no exaggeration to say that God works through Mother Nature to annihilate those who are enemies of Life and God.

He also tends to spare the innocent, and his word promises that those who embrace God will stand unharmed even as thousands around them are destroyed. (See Psalm 91, below.)

From WhatChristiansWantToKnow.com:

The Bible is full of judgments from God where natural catastrophes are involved.  In Isaiah 29:6 He thunders, "the LORD Almighty will come with thunder and earthquake and great noise, with windstorm and tempest and flames of a devouring fire."  In Genesis 6:11-12, "the earth was corrupt in God's sight and was full of violence.  God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways."

Revelation 16:18 "Then there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder and a severe earthquake. No earthquake like it has ever occurred since the human race has been on earth, so tremendous was the quake."

Isaiah 29:6 "the LORD Almighty will come with thunder and earthquake and great noise, with windstorm and tempest and flames of a devouring fire"

Genesis 6:17 "I am going to bring floodwaters on the earth to destroy all life under the heavens, every creature that has the breath of life in it. Everything on earth will perish."

Ezekiel 20:48 "'Hear the word of the LORD. This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am about to set fire to you, and it will consume all your trees, both green and dry. The blazing flame will not be quenched, and every face from south to north will be scorched by it."

This passage from Job (Job 37:9-13) also seems to describe God's weather control capabilities, where He is harnessing and controlling the power of nature to protect his followers and destroy his enemies. Read this carefully and understand that the Bible is describing a divine being taking control over natural phenomena:

2 Listen! Listen to the roar of his voice, to the rumbling that comes from his mouth. 3 He unleashes his lightning beneath the whole heaven and sends it to the ends of the earth. 4 After that comes the sound of his roar; he thunders with his majestic voice. When his voice resounds, he holds nothing back. 5 God's voice thunders in marvelous ways; he does great things beyond our understanding. 6 He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth,' and to the rain shower, ‘Be a mighty downpour.' 7 So that everyone he has made may know his work, he stops all people from their labor. 8 The animals take cover; they remain in their dens. 9 The tempest comes out from its chamber, the cold from the driving winds. 10 The breath of God produces ice, and the broad waters become frozen. 11 He loads the clouds with moisture; he scatters his lightning through them. 12 At his direction they swirl around over the face of the whole earth to do whatever he commands them. 13 He brings the clouds to punish people, or to water his earth and show his love. 14 "Listen to this, Job; stop and consider God's wonders. 15 Do you know how God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash? 16 Do you know how the clouds hang poised, those wonders of him who has perfect knowledge? 17 You who swelter in your clothes when the land lies hushed under the south wind, 18 can you join him in spreading out the skies, hard as a mirror of cast bronze? 19 "Tell us what we should say to him; we cannot draw up our case because of our darkness. 20 Should he be told that I want to speak? Would anyone ask to be swallowed up? 21 Now no one can look at the sun, bright as it is in the skies after the wind has swept them clean. 22 Out of the north he comes in golden splendor; God comes in awesome majesty. 23 The Almighty is beyond our reach and exalted in power; in his justice and great righteousness, he does not oppress. 24 Therefore, people revere him, for does he not have regard for all the wise in heart?"

When God unleashes His judgement upon the wicked, those who believe in God shall be spared, according to the Psalm of Protection (emphasis added):

Psalm 91

1 "Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust."
3 Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5 You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.
9 If you say, "The LORD is my refuge," and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
14 "Because he loves me," says the LORD, "I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation."

Do not be surprised if "natural" disasters remove the wicked from this Earth

If a magnitude 9 earthquake destroys every building on the West Coast of California while, miraculously, those of faith are spared and saved, do not be surprised. This might be God working through Mother Nature to eliminate the wicked who have betrayed God and life.

If an infectious disease is unleashed in America and takes hold in the filthy cities run by Democrats, leading to mass infections and millions of deaths, don't be shocked, either.

If you did not realize that God kills the wicked, you are woefully uninformed about the history of our planet, the plan of God and the cosmic battle now taking place between good and evil. Fallen angels are quite real, and Satan has achieved surprising control over nearly every institution in modern society, including the news media, public education, the tech giants, politics, pop culture, banking and finance. The Antichrist is about to be revealed as a globalist political figure promising world peace, and the Mark of the Beast may very well be Mark Zuckerberg's new global cryptocurrency scheme that would enslave humankind just as described in the Book of Revelation. Signs of the End Times are all around us, for those willing to look. (Look up!)

God is watching, waiting to judge this nation for the choices we make. Just yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a Christian cross may remain standing on public lands. This seemingly small decision may have just saved America from annihilation at a cosmic scale, because it reaffirms that America is a Christian nation which still embraces the cross. Satan lost that court case, but the evil one is gaining ground in many other ways, having now infiltrated Netflix, Amazon, Apple, Google, YouTube and nearly every Hollywood studio, broadcasting putrid filth and demonic propaganda into the minds of our children. Even Disney has joined with evil and is now pushing abortions and LGBT activism onto children as young as seven.

No one can know the day upon which God will unleash judgement upon America, but when that day comes, you do not want to be standing anywhere near "the wicked" - child murderers, molesters and traffickers. Namely, the upper echelon of the Democrat party, along with all the corrupt judges, journalists and political jokers who protect the wicked from facing real justice.

But real justice is coming, and it is supernatural in its origin. Whether the justice of human society succeeds or fails, God's justice is inescapable by all. The wicked falsely believe they have all the power now, as they rule over human society. Yet their power is but a shadow of the real, divine power which will judge them all.

If We the People wish to stop the coming judgement that shall be handed down upon this nation, we must stop the wicked from exploiting, abusing, mutilating and murdering innocent children. Because they are all God's children - both from a spiritual and ancient civilizations point of view - and God will not stand by forever and watch his children have their limbs and reproductive organs ripped from their bodies in the name of "progressivism."

To stop God's wrath, in other words, stop the Democrats. Overturn Roe vs. Wade. End the LGBT mutilations, chemical castrations and child abuse. Dismantle the Hollywood child programming factories. Restore basic principles of morality and ethics to our schools, our town halls and our families. Only then may we earn favor with God and pray for forgiveness for the tens of millions of children already murdered in the name of "women's rights."

Every action in this universe has a consequence, and every conscious being is a divine being. The systematic destruction of life has already set into motion cosmic, supernatural events of such magnitude that their materialization can only be called "Biblical."

Pray for forgiveness for what we have allowed to be done in our nation, to our children, in the name of "progress." Pray that God decides we are a nation worth saving rather than one that must be destroyed.

Read more at our new sites: Demonic.news and Infanticide.news.

 

 

Christian School Hit with SWAT-Style Raid, CA Demands They Allow Sexual Exploration or Be Shut Down

Andrea Morris

A Christian school in California is facing a huge battle with the state.

Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) is representing River View Christian Academy in northern California. The school was raided earlier in the year, SWAT style, by the state.

According to PJI, the raid was carried out by 16 armed law enforcement from California Highway Patrol, two canine units and 17 social workers. Students and staff were horrified by the sudden and unexpected attack.  

The state was misled into thinking that the school was harboring illegal drugs, amassing ammunition, and preparing for doomsday.

RVCA works under the ministry Teen Rescue, which has offered programs for struggling teenagers in need of full-time supervision and redirection since 1989. Students are taught to focus on their education, change destructive behavior and strive for success.

At Teen Rescue we are "providing a bridge to a new way of thinking and maturity". Check out more and learn WHY? https://t.co/c6z4cUGXFZ pic.twitter.com/y1gp3XEFrw

- TeenRescue (@TeenRescue) May 9, 2019

Even though results from the raid did not uncover any apocalyptic, end-times type of scenario, the state has not stopped and is fining the school daily with claims of improper licensing.

The state is now saying that, due to recent legislation, it is no longer possible for a private boarding school to operate without a considerable amount of licensing and oversight by the Department of Social Services. 

With the increase in licensing, the Christian school would have to abandon their biblical values. The state requires that licensed facilities allow students to have the right to engage in spiritual and sexual exploration, which contradicts the standards set by RVCA and the morals of many parents, the Pacific Justice Institute said.

PJI attorney Kevin Snider says the school is being targeted because it's part of a ministry for at-risk youth.

He wrote, "In 25 years of practice, I have never seen this level of aggressive, militant, and ideologically-driven conduct by a state agency against a religious institution." 

In April, a federal judge dismissed part of the case saying that it must go through the state's administrative process. Fines continue to collect for RVCA and PJI has begun pursuing an administrative appeal. 

https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2019/june/christian-school-hit-with-swat-style-raid-ca-demands-they-allow-sexual-exploration-or-be-shut-down

 

 

America's Second Civil War Has Already Begun - "We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America."

Monday, March 4, 2019 11:39

In an excellent article by Jeff Lukens here on American Thinker, he asks the question, "Is a second civil war coming?"  In reply, I say that America's second civil war has already begun.  Its opening shots were fired by Barack Obama when he stated, "We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America."

Most of this country is center-right and never considered America a place that needed transformation.  Most people can think of things they would change but few believe the nation needs to be torn down and rebuilt.  Obama failed but the left soldiers on in its quest for a new America remade in their own image.

When Obama went on his world apology tour, he wasn't apologizing forAmerica, he was apologizing for Americans.  This is the essence of this second civil war.  Leftists are demi-gods who believe they are America and that anyone who does not believe in them cannot lay legitimate claim to this country as their own.

Yes, this war has begun.  The opening skirmish was the Obama presidency itself, which history will see as a failure, despite what the media want us to believe in the here and now.  Sure, he passed ObamaCare and Dodd-Frank, overregulated, and ruled by executive diktat to great media acclaim.  Yet, ObamaCare and Dodd-Frank have been whittled away by legislation and judicial rulings, while Trump has prioritized deregulation and reversed many of Obama's illegal executive orders.

The war's second battle was the 2016 presidential election when Hillary Clinton, Obama's chosen successor, lost to a television personality whom very few took seriously as a candidate.  Trump won despite the Obama administration conspiring with the Clinton campaign to steal the election and has remained as president even as that conspiracy fundamentally transformed into a failed coup attempt to depose him.

Trump's presidency has been the third battle and with his string of successes, the battle is being won.  This, despite near-universal acrimony and condemnation among the media, the Democrats, and the left.

But, "what difference, at this point, does it make?" because these victories are pyrrhic.  As the eminent Michael Walsh said of the left, "they never stop, they never sleep, they never quit."  Democrats are chipping away at this nation with their policies.  This is a war of attrition and we Americans are being attrited. 

For example, their "open borders" policy is effectively importing a new electorate - one guaranteed to vote for them.  The left agrees with Obama, there is nothing wrong with America, it's those damn Americans, so they are going to drown the conservative vote with new Democrats.  It's the same with their policy of "everything should be free."  Why vote for someone who promises equal opportunity when someone else promises a better outcome?

Nuclear winter became global warming became climate change became "we want total control over everything."  The reason why Democrat candidates for the presidency so quickly signed on to my congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal is its promise of comprehensive control over every aspect of our lives.  Eliminating planes, trains, and automobiles will keep us close to our homes and jobs or for those "unwilling to work" in their basement enjoying their "universal basic income."  Dependent people without mobility are easier to control. 

The 2020 election looms as the next battle and it will be hard fought because Democrats have myriad policies that may sound great but are really about control.  They have always been masters of micturating down our leg and telling us it is raining. 

Yet, they don't need to trick us into acquiescence, because even should Trump win, without a complete reversal by the Democratic Party, a renewed free and fair media, and a return to the principles upon which this nation was founded, this war will continue, and it is only a matter of time before the left again wins the Presidency, or the House, or the Senate - or all three.

When that happens, this civil war will become hot because the Democrats are going to come for our guns.  An armed citizenry is a free citizenry, and they can't have that. 

The third most populated nation with 330,000,000 people, America has an estimated 350 million guns in circulation; any effort to seize them will call for the total mobilization of our armed forces, city and state police, and the National Guard. 

People are not going to turn in their guns and politicians who think they will do so are being naïve.  Fighting will surely ensue as the forces of the regime go door to door to try to take them.  

Many of those empowered to confiscate weapons won't obey orders.  Defections will be common and there will be fighting in the streets, limited at first, but it will soon break out into open rebellion.  The regime will become increasingly strident and many states will refuse to comply.  Using Democratic-run "sanctuary cities" as an example of state nullification of federal law, talk of secession will become rife. 

The ruling leftists will, of course, be surprised, and orders will be given to the remaining loyalist forces to put down the rebellion.  In the end, the death toll will far exceed the 620,000 people who died in our first civil war. 

To people who say it can't happen here, I say history is replete with examples of places that no longer exist where people believed "it can't happen here." 

It can't happen here?  Open your eyes, it has already begun.

 

 

And The Pulpits Are Silent

Feb 07, 2019 Read More Articles by Dave Daubenmire

(Notice:  This article is a reprint originally written in 2006.  With the direction our culture is heading a reprint is deemed appropriate. Why won't our pastors fight?)

"For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men. As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich. They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge. Shall I not visit for these things? saith the LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?" -Jeremiah 5:26-31

Despite what the political parties would like you to believe, the problem in America is not the politicians, it is the pulpits. I hate to break the news to you, but most of America's pulpits are filled with cowardly men. They are a shame to the Christ they claim to serve.

Harsh words, aren't they? Not the type of thing that will make any friends in this "cheap-grace" culture in which we live. But that's okay. I'm not looking to make friends.

I am about fed-up with what I see. How did we ever get such man-pleasing leaders? All that our fore-fathers held dear is being destroyed before our very eyes and hardly a peep from the pulpit. They don't want to hear it. It's the pulpiteers that I am talking about. They are concerned with being "to harsh", they tell me that "Jesus is in control," that they are not "called" to fight evil and that "we should pray for our enemies."

Where have these guys come from? What we need is a return of the Voice of God thundering through prophets standing in America's pulpits. Not the prissy Purpose Driven drivel passing as the Gospel today. The feminized-preachers of today cannot hold a candle to those who ushered in The Great Awakening which led to the American Revolution, and the abolition of slavery - two world-changing events spearheaded by the pulpit.

Listen to the message of America's premiere preachers today. Rick Warrenand his Purpose Driven Life have infiltrated the Church. Over 400,000 pastors have attended his conferences and over 40 million of his books have been sold. Wikipedia tells us "Since September 2002, over 30,000 congregations, corporations, and sports teams across the United States have participated in a "40 Days of Purpose" emphasis. A May 2005 survey of American pastors and ministers conducted by George Barna asked Christian leaders to identify what books were the most influential on their lives and ministries." The Purpose Driven Life was the most frequent response. Today's Christians are more familiar with the words of Warren than the Words of Jesus. Thousands of America's churches have used it in their Bible studies and thousands of preachers preach Warren's message.

Joel Osteen was voted Most Influential Christian in 2006. His preaching style focuses on "the goodness of God rather than sin." He is a self-described "Life-coach" and "thinks that there are probably others better qualified, or more gifted for explaining Bible verses. Osteen explains that he tries to teach Biblical principles in a simple way, emphasizing the power of love and a positive attitude." Wikipedia. "Presently, Osteen and several Lakewood Church team members travel across the nation, presenting programs in large stadiums to a paying public." He has sold millions of books to millions of feel-good Christians.

While our nation is killing babies, our schools are indoctrinating Christian-kids in Secular Humanism, and "Truth has fallen in the streets," our preachers are attending church-growth seminars, using ‘self-help' books to supplement the Bible, and chasing after the butts and bucks. They are fiddling while the nation burns, building their church rather than Christ's Kingdom.

  • Public schools are destroying the faith of Christian children.

    ·Legislation is introduced to remove the rights of parents.

    · Children are taught they came from apes.

     Millions of children are "medicated" to control their behavior.

...and the pulpits are silent

  • Gambling is promoted to pay for schools.

    ·Precious babies are being murdered in the womb.

    · Planned Parenthood kills babies with our tax dollars.

     Judges make laws.

...and the pulpits are silent

  • Tolerance trumps Truth.

    ·Homosexual sodomy is granted legal protection.

    · The institution of marriage is crumbling.

     Obama says the Sermon on the Mount justifies gay marriage.

...and the pulpits are silent

  • Government has replaced God as defender and provider.

    ·Faith-based initiatives invite the government into the Church.

    · The IRS muzzles the voice of the Church.

     Taxes are levied to do the work of the Church.

...and the pulpits are silent

  • The Church locks arms with compassionate-conservatism.

    ·Children's service agencies separate family members.

    · Self-help books replace the Bible.

     A Purpose Driven Life is elevated above dying to self.

...and the pulpits are silent

  • G.W. Bush says Christians and Muslims worship the same God.

    ·The Constitution is ignored.

    · Pagans pray to open a session of Congress.

     Our elected officials lie and steal.

...and the pulpits are silent

  • Private property is stolen by government.

    ·Mother Earth is protected more than Father God is exalted.

    · Illegal aliens over-run our borders.

     The entertainment industry celebrates and promotes debauchery.

...and the pulpits are silent

From a bygone era, the sound from the pulpit rumbles throughout the ages.

"Could a mariner sit idle if he heard the drowning cry? Could a doctor sit in comfort and just let his patients die? Could a fireman sit idle, let men burn and give no hand? Can you sit at ease in Zion with the world around you DAMNED?" -Leonard Ravenhill

"Churches don't need new members half so much as they need the old bunch made over. There wouldn't be so many non-church goers if there were not so many non-going churches. Too many churches are little more than four walls and a roof." -Billy Sunday

The voice from the pulpit today sings a different song. "The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?" Jeremiah 5:31. Truth, justice and the American way are a thing of the past.

"None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity." Isaiah 59:4.

And tragically, the pulpits are silent.

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Democrats just legalized murdering their own children in New York... do you really think they won't murder Christians and Trump supporters next?

https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-29-democrats-just-legalized-murdering-their-own-children-in-new-york.html

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 by: Mike Adams
Tags: abortion, child murder, democrats, Demoncrats, evil, executions, genocide, infanticide, left cult, Left-wing, mass murder, New York, Satanists, terrorism, violence

(Natural News) Under a new law that just took effect in New York, a child may be aborted up to the due date or even during the birth itself. If that child survives the attempted abortion and is born alive, that child may be murdered on sight by an abortionist to "complete" the abortion.

When the law was passed, NY Democrats applauded and cheered in the state Senate chambers, and Cuomo ordered a prominent building lit up in pink light to signify the blood of children that Democrats are ecstatic to see spilled on a daily basis.

With this decision, New York has quite literally been taken over by Satanists and demons. They are called "Demoncrats," and they now openly applaud the legalized murder of human babies.

The obvious question now becomes this: If these Demoncrats are thrilled about murdering their own children (i.e. future Demoncrats), do you think they will hesitate one bit to start murdering Christians, conservatives, Trump supporters or white people?

Make no mistake, the Demoncrat agenda is not simply the mass censorship of conservative, pro-Christian free speech, nor even the murder of President Trump. Their true agenda is a nationwide ethnic cleansing mass murder campaign against their political opponents, carried out in a way that will make the Holocaust look tiny in comparison.

Watch my video commentary here, which explains why these New York Demoncrats will "burn in Hell" for their heinous crimes against children (and why we must stop them now as a matter of self-defense against mass murder).

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I'm not the only one who has come to this realization, by the way. Columnist Kurt Schlichter has reached the same inescapable conclusion and now writes about it in a hard-hitting piece first published at TownHall.com.

Schlichter: The Left is gearing up to commit mass genocide across America, targeting white people for government executions

Below, I reprint the most important paragraphs from Schlichter's article, which I consider a must-read piece for understanding and navigating our modern world:

The Dems are spooning with socialism, and the goal of socialism is written in blood on the pages of history. The unapproved must be liquidated, and they are making no secret that you are unapproved.

You better get your head in the game or you'll find your head in a guillotine - definitely figuratively, maybe literally.

They hate you for not submitting, for being an obstacle to their rule.

Facts and evidence don't matter because the trial is already over and you've already been condemned because of who you are. You can't ever clear yourself with the left because they don't hate you for what you did or will do, but for who you are. That's where the babble about "white privilege" comes from - if you're white and conservative you're wrong, and if you're not white and conservative, you're even...wronger.

It's not about race or gender or orientation, but about power - they want to take yours, to strip you of your sovereignty and make you kneel. Their SJW posturing is all a lie and a scam. They don't care about ending racism, sexism, homophobia, or any of the myriad other -isms and -phobias they blather about. Those poses are just weapons to be used to capture what they really want - total power over you. They seek to shame you into submission, and if that won't work, then they'll do whatever it takes.

Do you think the Democrats of yesterday spent a lot of time weighing the evidence before lynching black men? Those Democrats murdered black men for two reasons - because they wanted to send a message to other black men about the price of resistance, and because they enjoyed doing it.

When the Democrats of today were on Twitter mobbing those children from Kentucky for daring not to submit, couldn't you sense the hideous joy they felt screeching for the heads of those kids? Their souls are empty of morality and religion, and nature abhors a vacuum, so they filled that vacancy with pagan bloodlust.

Orwell wrote about the daily "Two-Minute Hate," and how is this any different? These unloveable losers have nothing else in their lives, no connection with anything, so they find meaning by joining together with other misfit psychopaths so they can lose themselves in a frenzy of hatred where they get to play the role of righteous avengers.

Think of what they would do with real power...

And understand that they might get it. The Democrat Party is not just listening to them. It's being transformed by them. Name the prominent Democrat politician who stood up and said, "This Covington Kid crucifixion is wrong!"

Do you think that a leftist Supreme Court majority won't construe the First Amendment to exclude protection for "hate speech," by which I mean any thoughts you might wish to express that they object to?

Do you think they won't turn the federal bureaucracy - including law enforcement - against their political enemies a thousand times harder than before, having been rewarded for the last decade of doing so?

Do you think they won't start tossing dissenters into prison? They do in England. You can go to jail for a tweet there - and do you think the left thinks that's a bad thing, or a creative European innovation that needs to be imported?

How about the Second Amendment? Are you kidding? The idea that our citizenry maintains the ultimate veto over tyranny drives them bonkers.

Do you think they won't use violence to make you conform? Hell, Democrat presidential candidate Eric Swalwell is willing to nuke you for not giving up your guns. We know that because he said so.

It's time to stop pretending that people who hate our guts don't hate our guts, and that given the chance they won't act exactly like people who hate our guts would act.

The time to stop them is now, while we still can peacefully, before they quit tweeting about killing and start doing it beyond the occasional Bernie Bro at a ball field. We need to purge the weakhearts and Fredocons from positions of authority in our movement and be all-in for victory in 2020. In the meantime, we need to aggressively push our campaign to remake the courts. And it sure would not hurt to follow the Founders‘ advice to exercise our Second Amendment rights to reinforce the deterrent to tyranny that is an armed citizenry.

Read the full piece at TownHall.com.

Stay informed about the Democrat-led mass murder of children at Abortions.news.

 

 

Infanticide Is The Historical Hallmark Of A Pagan Culture

Judeo-Christian principles helped to form our culture, and Christianity is deeply pro-life. Until now, restraining evil as Christianity defines it bound Americans together with a common creed.

By Georgi Boorman

February 4, 2019

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, who just made deeply troubling comments on abortion, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who just signed the country's most radical abortion law, have been the subject of intense ire in recent days. The outrage is coming not just coming from "radical" pro-lifers, but people from across the political spectrum.

Why? Because virtually no one but the far left believes it is morally acceptable to allow infants to be murdered seconds before birth, or to be left to die after delivery at the behest of the mother.

Yet the nation has been shocked by radical left's boldness in their mission to define preborn human beings as disposable non-persons. Where is this evil coming from, and how do we stop it?

The Slaughter of the Young and the Elderly

Abortion and infanticide have historically been common practices. In the first century AD, infanticide was a common and culturally accepted practice across the world. The murder of infants was a regular occurrence in Europe into the Middle Ages and beyond, despite being condemned by both church and state.

The practice was not confined to the desperate, illiterate, impoverished masses, as if "enlightened" thinkers knew better. The Twelve Tables of Roman Law, admired by Cicero, contains the command that, "A dreadfully deformed child shall be quickly killed."

Likewise, the wealthy first century Roman philosopher Seneca once wrote, "We doom scabby sheep to the knife, lest they should infect our flocks. We destroy monstrous births, and we also drown our children if they are born weakly or unnaturally formed; to separate what is useless from what is sound is an act, not of anger, but of reason." This from a Stoic, who supposedly believed virtue to be the highest good. Notably, Seneca was Nero's tutor.

Infanticide was an acknowledged option for any child who was deformed, sickly, of uncertain paternity, the wrong sex, or simply unnecessary to the household. Aristotle, revered by many a university professor, wrote that, "As to exposing or rearing the children born, let there be a law that no deformed child shall be reared," and "if any people have a child as a result of intercourse in contravention of these regulations, abortion must be practiced on it before it has developed sensation and life."

The Aztecs, Mayans, and Incans all practiced child sacrifice to appease their gods. The Chimú civilization, located in what is now Peru, sacrificed more than 140 children at one time some 550 years ago. The children's chests were slashed open, presumably to remove their hearts.

The citizens of the powerful ancient city Carthage in Phoenicia ritually sacrificed their infants. Archaeologists believe the preferred age of sacrificial infants was less than three months old. According to the writing of early AD Greek biographer Plutarch, "But with full knowledge and understanding [the Carthaginians] offered up their own children, and those who had no children would buy little ones from poor people and cut their throats as if they were so many lambs or young birds."

The residents of the broader region of Canaan (late second millennium B.C.) were condemned numerous times by the ancient prophets of Israel for their child sacrifice. The prophet Jeremiah, in his judgment against apostate Israel, foretold that the valley of Hinnom, where the Israelites were sacrificing children to Baal, would be called "the valley of Slaughter" (Jeremiah 19:5-6).

Evidence for both ritualistic and utilitarian murder can be gathered from around the globe. In times of famine, the Inuit would abandon the elderly (both with and without consent) or dispense of them by quicker means. The Bactrians of ancient Persia were reported to have fed their sick and elderly to dogs trained especially for this purpose. Nearby cultures were supposed to have had similar senicidal customs. Among the Massagetae, Herodotus wrote that, "Human life does not come to its natural close with this people," but that the people sacrificed their elderly, boiled their flesh, and ate it.

Not every single community on earth had such evil practices, but the embrace of death as the first solution to a family or tribe's problems has been wickedly banal, historically speaking.

Judeo-Christian Morality Has Saved Us from Much Evil

Northam's endorsement of infanticide by exposure is only shocking because we have lived in a rare cultural moment in which infanticide is considered abhorrent. This extraordinary development is no accident. A sense of morality about life and death is not the product of evolution over the last 2,000 years. Rather, humanity's progress out of death culture is due to nothing less than Judeo-Christian influence.

As formerly mentioned, the Christian God condemned child sacrifice through his prophets; Israelites were specifically commanded not to kill their children. The concept of bloodguilt is found throughout the Old Testament, even in cases where death was seemingly accidental.

Murder was an abomination. The blood of Abel, the first recorded murder victim in the Bible, "cried out" to the Lord from the ground. The gravity of taking a human life was no less firm among the followers of Jesus, who consider the Hebrew scriptures the word of God. As the gospel spread, so did the idea that all human life is precious.

The belief in the sanctity of life overrode even the commonly accepted practice of abortion. Contrast the evil of Aristotle's belief with what Tertullian, an early church father, wrote in "Apologia": "In our case, murder being once for all forbidden, we may not destroy even the foetus in the womb...To hinder a birth is merely a speedier man-killing; nor does it matter whether you take away a life that is born, or destroy one that is coming to the birth. That is a man which is going to be one; you have the fruit already in the seed."

Elsewhere, he wrote: "Thus, you read the word of God, spoken to Jeremias: ‘Before I formed thee in the womb, I knew thee.' If God forms us in the womb, He also breathes on us as He did in the beginning: ‘And God formed man and breathed into him the breath of life.'...Was it, then, a dead body at that stage? Surely it was not, for ‘God is the God of the living and not the dead.'"

As Tertullian recounted, believers in the early church would search through the heaps of refuse in Roman cities and rescue infants from among the refuse and broken pottery. There is archaeological evidence to support the fact that infants were thrown in the trash or into the sewer, sometimes deliberately killed instead of being out left to die by exposure. That children should never be trash was a revolutionary concept in the early centuries after Christ.

The fourth century Roman emperor Constantine, who is generally believed to have converted to Christianity and was at the very least influenced by it, considered infanticide a crime. Later, Emperor Valentinian, also a professed Christian, officially outlawed the practice by requiring that all children be reared.

Since that time, the belief that God made man in his own image and set him apart from the rest of creation for communion with his creator, that he is "fearfully and wonderfully made," and that therefore God's prohibition against murder is to be upheld, has been the basis for the protection of human life.

Christianity Deeply Shaped the Early Days Of America

Infanticide was outlawed in colonial America. The earliest recorded execution for infanticide was in 1648 in Massachusetts. Similar court cases from the 17th and early 18th century are found in Maryland, Maine, Virginia, and New York. Abortion was also a prosecutable offense. Between 1670 and 1807, there were 51 convictions of infanticide in Massachusetts.

The seriousness with which our forefathers considered the murder of children was not due to the influence of the "great" philosophizing of Aristotle, Seneca, or Cicero. It was due to the Christian faith. It is Christians who have historically run orphanages, adoption agencies, and pregnancy clinics. It is Christians who advocate most fiercely for heartbeat bills and abolition. It is Christians out on the sidewalk, day after day, begging women not to kill their babies and offering to connect them with church members who are willing to adopt. Christians take seriously the biblical command to "look after the orphan and widow in their distress."

Where the kingdom of God* invades, death flees, both spiritually and physically. Where populations dwell in spiritual darkness, death finds favor. How can I know this for sure? How do I know our contemporary revulsion toward infanticide is not simply the result of human "progress" over the last two millennia? Because when Christianity is aggressively suppressed within a culture, as it has been under Communist and Socialist regimes, society chokes on the stench of death.

Recent Godless Regimes Did Not Value Human Life

Adolph Hitler's genocidal socialist regime* practiced the euthanasia of "life unworthy of life" and murdered about six million Jews. Communist dictator Joseph Stalin had no qualms with mass starvation. A quarter of the Cambodian population died under Pol Pot. Altogether, godless collectivism led to the deaths of about 100 million people in the 20th century. Karl Marx's philosophy implicitly assumed that some segments of the population must be "left behind" in the march toward utopia.

American culture has stood in stark contrast against this backdrop of death and misery, and it's not because Anglo Americans are inherently better than any other people group. It is because this nation was founded on Christian principles, namely that we are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights. First among those rights is life. The principles of Christianity have been deeply formative to American culture. Restraining evil and promoting prosperity bound us together with a common creed.

But as we are now witnessing, that influence is fading. Majority support for legal abortion has been steady for decades, and millennials are just as supportive of it as the previous two generations. We are less religious than ever, and it is no coincidence that the godless are some of the biggest proponents of late-term abortion and infanticide. Those who profess Christianity and publicly bless abortion clinics do so against the core teachings of their own faith--it is not an intramural dispute, but an aberration.

What we are seeing now is a return to a world that does not know God and does not want to know God. This is the consequence of our detachment from Christianity and its moral system. The truth is that you do not attain a culture where human life (albeit born life) is almost universally cherished without the knowledge of the one true God.

As the Apostle Paul reiterated from Old Testament writers: "None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God...Their feet are swift to shed blood; in their paths are ruin and misery, and the way of peace they have not known. There is no fear of God before their eyes."

The fact that we are surrounded by a wealth of resources and still 13 percent of all pregnancies in America and 28 percent in the state of New York end in murder should tell you something. This is not a matter of inequality of rights between the sexes or inequality of resources. It is a matter of the heart, and a heart without God is "desperately wicked." The god of Progress has led its worshippers to embrace death as easily as the Canaanite gods that surrounded the people of Israel.

Where idolatry is not directly involved, a perceived lack of resources has, for millennia, been the excuse to choose death, not the reason. In such a wealthy and technologically advanced society, it is perhaps more obvious a truth now than it was 2,000 years ago, but the truth has always been there. 

*I am not talking about the political Christendom of Europe and the Crusades. I am talking about the spiritual kingdom of God as referred to by Jesus and the New Testament writers.

 **Before you tell me, "Hitler was a Christian!" watch this video of a "Christmas tree" with a Swastika suspended over the top. Hitler also is reported to have said, "I'll have my reckoning with the church. I'll have it reeling on the ropes." The Nazis who surrounded Hitler deeply hated Christianity and wanted to see it destroyed.

Georgi is a Senior Contributor at The Federalist and coauthor of "Clocking Out Early: The Ultimate Guide to Early Retirement." Follow her on Twitter.

 

 

No time for silence

By Steve Gruber

It is time to speak up and be heard.  It is time to stand up for maybe the most celebrated and revered of all American principles and traditions.  This is no time for silence.

Let me be perfectly clear: I am not an Alex Jones fan.  His brand of conspiracy insanity isn't my cup of tea, but nevertheless, he should be allowed to say such psychologically untethered things if he is so inclined.  There is nothing more American than saying foolish, nonsensical, and even offensive and idiotic things for all to hear.  It's called the First Amendment to the Constitution.

The ability to say what you think, no matter who may take offense, is one of the basic and founding principles of our republic.  The public square should not be off limits to offensive people just because the public square is now electronic and controlled by massive private companies.

The Constitution does not guarantee your right or mine never to be offended.  In fact it assures quite the opposite.

So when Twitter bans Jones and his Infowars show permanently, I take offense.  It offends my sense of fair play when people are silenced because other people say they are offended by what they hear.

You're offended?  So what?

The best way to decide what you believe and what defines you is to hear and evaluate as many points of view as possible.  Silencing public debate and controlling what people are allowed to see, hear, and read is the road to totalitarianism.  When you are fed a sanitized and homogenized diet of thoughts and ideas, you are becoming programmed to think the way they intend.

It doesn't matter if those controlling the message are big government or big business, and some days it's hard to tell the difference.

Free flowing conversations lead to free minds and free people.  Censoring what people are allowed to read, watch, or say leads to the destruction of liberty.  Denying our neighbors the right to be heard because it offends us will only lead to more people being denied.

It may start, innocently enough, as protecting kids from hate speech (it's always about the kids, you know), but as it gathers steam, that train will run right past piles of burning books, new government TV stations, re-education camps, and eventually the detention centers for the heretofore unenlightened.

The cure for offensive speech is more speech, not less.

How can you know what you believe if you are exposed to only one point of view?  The only way to get inoculated against stupidity is to be exposed to it.  I am not an Alex Jones fan because I have heard him talk and read what he writes.  Otherwise, I might be susceptible to that brand of conspiracy theories.

I believe that it is imperative for the health of the nation to let everyone be heard no matter how infantile or absurd he may be.  Again, this is why there is a First Amendment to begin with.

With giant corporations controlling ever more real estate in the digital space, where a vast majority of the conversations take place these days, we must look seriously at how we defend freedom with the same passion as our founders.

The inoculation for ignorance is free speech.  So when people I don't necessarily agree with like Alex Jones are shut down, I don't cheer.  No, I fight for their right to be heard.  We need a lot more of that these days than ever before.

The future of America depends on it.

 

 

IRANIAN REVEALS PLANS TO HIT 112 US MILITARY BASES WITH SUICIDE BOMBERS

Category: World News

Saturday, 11 August 2018 00:55

War is a painful disaster, even if it is for national, defensive or religious reasons. Many countries try to avoid it as much as it can to save its people from its tragic consequences and preserve their homes from devastation and destruction, along with spectre of thousands of dead, wounded, disabled and homeless. 

However, Ali Reza Farqani, Iranian editor-in-chief of Arman newspaper, says his country "needs a foreign war," threatening Washington that pro-Iranian suicide bombers would hit US bases in 112 countries in any possible war.

The author repeated a slogan by the founder of the Iranian regime, Ayatollah Khomeini in the 1980s, when he said that "war is a blessing" in reference to the war between Iraq and Iran, which ended after Tehran was forced to accept the UN resolution calling for a cease-fire between the two countries. 

At that time, Khomeini said that he had to submit to the resolution saying: "I drink the cup of poison."

After US President Donald Trump ordered US sanctions against Iran to take effect last Tuesday, which will be further escalated to a more severe level on November 4, Ali Reza Farqani, an Iranian media editor and editor-in-chief ‘Arman Press', has written an article in which he expressed "the readiness of the Iranians to fight the war against the United States of America."

The Washington Post reported at the end of last April that the Pentagon is working on a plan to counter Iran's expansion and destabilizing the Middle East through Tehran's support for armed groups in the region.

"The US military will not face Iran directly, but it will use indirect means to limit its expansion in Syria and Iraq," General Joseph Leonard Votel, who heads the US Central Command, was quoted as saying.   

Ready for war against the US 

"We are ready to wage a major war against the United States," Farqani said in his article. The writer described the war as "jihadist security." 

The editor-in-chief of Arman Press believes that the call for war by Iran would "change the perception of the military and American and Israeli politicians toward the Iranians, and help to stop the talk about the military option."

The author attempted to interpret and interpret Iran's call for foreign war as being based on the origin of jihad, claiming that such a war would be between two intellectual models. The first represented theism and the second was humanism.

After describing the details of the differences between the two trends, the hardline Iranian media person issued threats against American officials and warned them: "You have to understand that the next war will ensure the survival of the Islamic Revolution of Iran and eliminate America completely and it will be a war of solidarity for all Iranian Muslims."

"The Iranian dictionary does not include the word dictionary ‘defeat'," he claimed.

The writer then tried to justify his call for war with America by resorting to the interpretation of Quranic verses on his own, describing the Iranian side as the holy party in this war and the other side in the Holy Land, claiming that Iran is the "front of truth" in such a war.

After a lengthy comparison between the Iranian and American soldier's preferences and the preference of the Iranian soldier for the other soldiers of the Muslim countries, he addressed the Americans, threatening them with suicide operations in different countries, saying: "America should know that if it entered into a war with Iran, the Hezbollah youth will determine the area of the battlefield far from Iran's borders and within a period of less than 48 hours will launch suicide attacks. 

Threat to rape Obama's daughter    

Ali Reza Farqani was one of the former prime ministers of the government of former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and former ruler of Kish Island in the Gulf, where he left office after disagreements with Ahmadinejad's government. He is a member of the hardline Islamic movement in Iran and had threatened in his blog to rape the daughter of former US President Obama if Syria was attacked by the United States.

America's "weak points", which he considered an easy prey for all the "peoples of the world", were to threaten to kidnap a member of the family of every minister, ambassador and military commander around the world within one day, he said.

Ali Reza Farqani is a member of the "Ammarioun" headquarters of the radical Iranian pro-Iranian leader and reflects the views of the most extreme spectra in Iran.

 

Hal Turner Commentary

Wow!   How twisted must that man's mind be, that he would not only THINK such things, but dare to actually utter them in public?

When I first found out about this, the first thought that hit me was "This is what Israel has to deal with every single day."  I FINALLY understood how utterly impossible it is for the Israelis to get along in peace with such people.

Guys like Ali Reza Fargani cannot be reasoned with.  They cannot be negotiated with.  The ONLY way to deal with such people is to utterly defeat them.  Total, absolute, merciless, defeat.  Anything short of that, the trouble will return because the hatred is so deep, so embedded, it cannot be purged.

Interestingly, while I knew the US had military bases in many places, I did not know we have them in 112 countries.  I am endeavoring to clear up that item because it is extremely relevant to us here in the USA.  If we have 112 bases (counting the ones here in the US) then his threat applies to us . . . HERE. . . inside America. I will update this commentary if and when I get that answer.

In the meantime, it is important for my fellow Americans to understand clearly that as of November 4, the US is re-imposing sanctions on sales of Iranian Oil.  The US will not do business with any country that continues to buy Iranian Oil.  

Since our economy is still the single most important economy in the world, companies worldwide will have a stark choice to make: Do business in the US, or throw that all away so as to do business with Iran.   My gut tells me the Iranians lose that equation, big time.

The Iranians know it too.  Which is why they are so ardently screaming about the re-imposition of sanctions, and making violent threats every other day or so.

I am 56 years old and a former National Security Intelligence Asset for the FBI Joint Terrorism Task force (JTTF).  In my years working with the FBI, I had occasion to meet and develop friendships with people in the Intelligence Community, civilian and military, both here in the US and in several countries around the world.  I maintain many of those friendships to this very day.

During those years, I learned that when someone tells you they are going to hurt you ---- believe them.  Take it at face value.  To do anything less is suicide.

So, my fellow Americans, the man quoted above has just told us that he and his countrymen intend to hurt us; with suicide bombers.  I take that at face value.  So should all of you.

We're only in mid-August.  November 4 - the date oil sanctions will re-commence -- is still over two months away.   Take that two months to begin preparing for emergencies.  It can't hurt to prepare.  It is better to have some essential emergency preparations -- and NOT NEED them, than it is to need them and NOT HAVE THEM.

Below is a list of suggested items.  You may already have some.  Others, you may need; or never thought about before.  Please take the next two months to get yourself up-to-speed on Emergency Preps.  

Not everyone has huge sums of money laying around that they can just go out and splurge on all this stuff.  But some of it is cheap, and essential.  So get what you can get without breaking your bank.

If fanatics like the man quotes above are already preparing themselves to be suicide bombers against America, then God only know what other fanatics are planning.  We need to be prepared.

PREPS

Whether you live in an earthquake area, a flood zone, Tornado Alley or in a major city subject to Terrorist attacks, I earnestly hope my fellow Americans have heeded my long-offered advice to prepare themselves.

Given  the sudden burst of trouble with Iran,  WAR PREPS are a smart idea too.  

Modern warfare is no longer restricted to far-off battlefields.  Sleeper cells will attack our Electrical Grid, our public water supplies, key highway bridges to halt the flow of food and commerce, key railroad bridges, to halt the flow of food and war-fighting supplies, Oil and gas pipelines to shut down our ability to keep warm or to travel or deliver supplies.

They will release chemical and biological weapons to take as many of us down with them as they can.  

You and your family absolutely MUST prepare.  You MUST have:

An Emergency Food Supply

An Emergency Water Supply

Filter Masks to protect from inhaling radiation particles or Chemical/Biological Weapons

Swimmer masks or waterproof goggles to protect our eyes from Nuclear/Chemical/Biological Weapons

A source of Emergency Electrical power: A generator,  or an INVERTER to convert DC car batteries to AC electric, or Solar panels with batteries and an INVERTER.

Spare Fuel: For your car(s), Trucks, Emergency Generator fuel supply etc.

CASH MONEY ON HAND -- Puerto Rico got hit by a hurricane and over a month later, many banks and ATM's were still closed and offline. Credit cards didn't work. Debit Cards didn't work. What few stores were open wouldn't accept checks.  CASH WAS KING.  Such will be the case nationwide in the USA if we get hit here by Iranian terror cell attacks.  No cash?  No nothing for you. 

Have some cash on-hand.  Not to pay bills, but to rely upon so you can survive.

Emergency HEAT.  We are still in Summer; there's cold weather ahead.  You should have at least ONE source of Emergency heat.  Perhaps a Kerosene Heater with spare fuel?  SOMETHING is better than nothing.  If war hits here . . . and attacks here in the USA are ___ LIKELY ____ you'd better have a way to keep warm if all the electric is out and if gas/oil pipelines are sabotaged stalling your furnace.

Emergency Communications: Again I refer to Puerto Rico as a prime example of how screwed-up things get when disaster strikes.  People on that island couldn't get cellular or wi-fi, had no landline phones and no electric; thus could not communicate with their loved ones.  Don't be like them.

  • Get yourself a CB radio ($29) and antenna for each car, and a CB radio and antenna for your house.  CB does not require a license, is good for several miles and can keep you in touch with your loved ones during a disaster.
  • Better yet, get yourself Family-Radio-Service (FRS)  walkie talkies. ($15 ea.)  They're only two watts, and the range is very limited (1/2 mile at most) but it will keep you in touch with family members nearby.

Make certain you have spare medicine to live on.  Some folks take specific medicines without which they cannot live.  For instance, one member of my family had a Thyroid removed due to cancer.  That person MUST take a Thyroid replacement drug once a day.  Without that medicine, my family member will die by day five of no medicine.  Have a month or longer supply of such vital medicines on-hand.  

Here's the worst part:

YOU MUST KEEP YOUR PREPS SECRET

The worst part of this situation is that you cannot tell ANYONE that you have made preparations.  The overwhelming majority of people simply will not take _any_ steps to prepare.  And when disaster strikes, they will come knocking on YOUR door, begging for help.

Many of you will find yourselves in a situation where people you've known for years, come begging you for food and you'll face a stark choice: Feed THEM, or feed YOURSELF.  They had a chance to prep but didn't.  They made that choice, they have to live (or die) from it.  Only the strong survive.  The weak and weak-minded do not.

If you make the mistake of bragging or telling anyone that you're making preparations, they'll stick that in the back of their minds and do nothing, figuring they can come to YOU when the SHTF.  And if you make yet another mistake of actually giving any of them food, THEY WILL TELL OTHERS!  You'll quickly find yourself totally swamped by desperate, hungry, people. 

HAVE FIREARMS and AMMUNITION  You should have a firearm to protect yourself and your family. When the ignorant masses start getting hungry, first they'll _ask_ for food; then they'll come to TAKE IT. You had better be ready to fend-off these predators.

Prepping Options

Below are SOURCES via AMAZON for the items I have mentioned above.  I am NOT the Seller of any of these items. In the interest of full disclosure, I WILL earn a $1 or $2 Commission if you buy things via my web site, but the price you pay is the same whether you buy it through my site, or directly thru AMAZON.  My Commission comes out of the seller profit, so your price is not affected.  Whether you buy through my site or somewhere else, just make sure you have these preps!

Time is of the essence.  If hostilities commence, things will get incredibly bad, incredibly fast.  There won't be any time to cover your ass once everyone in the country is trying to cover theirs.  Store shelves will be emptied in hours. Gas stations will be empty too (just like we all saw when Hurricane Irma hit Florida, and "the masses" waited until one day before its arrival to even THINK of getting fuel.  Thousands of them found empty gas stations.  Don't be like them.

QUARANTINE

If a hostile entity (like Iran or Terrorists) were to release a Biological Weapon anywhere in the US, certain areas of our country (perhaps entire cities) would IMMEDIATELY be under QUARANTINE.  No one in.  No one out.

All businesses and transportation would shut down.  

In order for _any_ Quarantine to be lifted, authorities must go through at least one 21 day period without any NEW infections.  Most times, they actually need TWO 21-day periods.  That's 42 days.

Do YOU have enough food at home to last 42 days?

If not, you're screwed.  Because there won't be any way to get food delivered (all businesses are closed) and you won't be allowed out to try to BUY anything.  So what then?  

Anyone who thinks the government will somehow help them is an idiot.

You'd better think long and hard about getting yourself Emergency food, because if Iran sees it's losing a war with us, they WILL release bio-weapons here in the US, and a lot of us WILL be Quarantined.  Will you or your family be among those who starve?

PREPARE NOW OR DIE

No one can survive a direct impact of a nuclear bomb.  But those close to an impact zone CAN survive; and so can those farther away . . . . IF you prepare to deal with the issues created by an attack.

In a nuclear attack, the immediate blast zone is totally lost.  Vaporized.  Nothing survives.   Within 3 miles of the blast zone, windows are instantly shattered by the force of the blast - both the wind and the sound wave.

Car bombs and Improvised Explosive Devices (IED's) are the weapons of choice of terrorists.  Localized blast waves from car bombs and IED's definitely shatter nearby windows too.  When those windows shatter, they hurl shards of razor sharp glass everywhere in your house or apartment.

PLASTIC WINDOW COATING

You can minimize the danger of injury to yourself and your family from shattering glass by installing plastic coating on the INSIDE of your windows.  This coating acts to hold-together the shards of glass which would otherwise be JAGGED, RAZOR-LIKE, PROJECTILES cutting the heck out of anything in their path.

The coating makes your home windows more like a car windshield as opposed to the side window in a car: A Windshield may crack, but the glass is held together by plastic.  Side windows of a car shatter all over the place.

Here are some sources of Plastic window coatings you can apply to your windows at home, yourself:

FOOD

If a nuke detonates, or a Bio weapon is released there will be NO FOOD deliveries, possibly for weeks, to the affected area. Government may not even be able to bring food in because of debris blocking roads, collapsed bridges and overpasses, or active bio-weapon agents in the air.

You need to have Emergency Food Supplies in your possession or you will literally starve to death.

Here are some sources of Emergency Food:

 ANTI-RADIATION PILLS

These pills are to be taken, one a day, only during ACTIVE RADIATION EXPOSURE.   If you take these pills when there is no radiation, your Thyroid gland in your neck will PERMANENTLY SWELL.  In some people, it would look like a tumor in their neck.  So DON'T Take these pills unless and until you know for certain that there is a radiation issue in your area.

FILTER MASKS

To filter-out particles of radiation, bio-weapons or other contaminants.

ABOUT THE MASKS ABOVE: It is important that you have one WITH YOU or within immediate reach at all times.  For instance, having masks at home while you're at work is useless if an attack takes place while you're at work.  You need to have one in your desk or locker at work.  You should also have one in your car in case an attack takes place while you're traveling.  I have one for EACH of my family members both at home and in my family car, so if we're all together on an outing, and something takes place, we all have masks in the car.  Your finances will dictate how many masks you get, but these are things to really think about as you prep.</p>

Waterproof Goggles

If Biological or Chemical Weapons are released, you want to protect your eyes.  With chemicals, eye protection is understood, but with BIOLOGICAL, most people do not realize they can walk through infectious particles, some of those particles get on our eyes and when we BLINK, the infection gets pushed into our tear ducts and we're infected!!!!!  So, having waterproof goggles is essential for protection.

WATER STORAGE

GRAVITY WATER FILTERS 

Once your supply of stored water runs out, you're going to need more water, but NONE may be available via Municipal Water Supplies or stores. At that point, you will have to get water from nearby Lakes, Streams or Rivers, and that absolutely requires FILTERING before being consumed.  Here are some Gravity-fed water filters you can resort to when your emergency supplies run out:

EMERGENCY ELECTRICITY

Generators - To keep the refrigerator cold a couple hours a day, charge your devices, and have a couple lights in the house.

Solar Power- Will keep some small devices charged, and one light on in the house

 Inverters- VERY LIMITED CAPABILITY

These turn your car battery in 120 volts AC.  Wattage is important, a typical refrigerator takes 1100 watts! Bear that in mind as you shop. . .

GASOLINE STORAGE

The are empty cans to store spare fuel for your Generator, car, truck, etc.

EMERGENCY HEAT

These need fuel to operate; usually Kerosene

Kerosene Storage for Heat

These empty containers to store Kerosene fuel are colored blue to distinguish Kerosene from Gasoline.

 COMMUNICATIONS

CB Radio for cars or home

 Mobile Antennas (One needed per car)

BASE STATION ANTENNAS - For home or Apt.

GMRS Walkie-Talkies - VERY LIMITED RANGE (Despite Ad Claims; usually less than 1 mile)

GUNS and AMMO (MULTIPLE SUPPLIERS)

FIRST-AID / EMT-TRAUMA KITS

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Ryan Bundy's Opening Statement Is Something Every Red-Blooded American Should Hear

Tim Brown - November 24, 2017

Sometimes, in the process of covering so many things and in the attempt to provide as much information and commentary as possible, we simply are not able to provide all that we wish to do so to the public.

However, that does not mean other stories and commentary are not important.  In fact, many things coming out of alternatives media today are vitally important for those coming off the government-controlled media.

One of those items that didn't hit the mainstream media, and sadly didn't hit much of the alternative media, was the opening statement of Cliven Bundy's son, Ryan, as the trial of the century began nearly two weeks ago.

In light of that, I've been meaning to post his opening statement because it is certainly on that Americans should familiarize themselves with and quite possibly, should a fair history book be written, may go down in a Patrick Henry-esque fashion.

So, without further ado, here's Ryan Bundy's opening statement (H/T Gary Hunt)that was delivered to the jury in the Bundy Ranch trials on November 15, 2017.  Read and remember.

Thanks to the jurors for being here. I told you a little about myself at voir dire, but I'd like to introduce myself a little more, and tell you about my heritage and how that affects my case. (Projects a picture of his family - AND leaves it up throughout his statement!) [Note: the picture shown above.]

This is my ID! Not my driver's license. This is who I am, a man with a family and I'll do whatever it takes to provide for them. I want you to picture in your minds...you're out on the land... I'll take you to our ranch, you can see all the beauty of the land, the fresh air, sunsets and sunrises, the brush, you're on a horse in front of the cattle - place yourself there - feel the freedom - out of the congestion of the cars - that's how I was raised, playing in the river, we were called river-rats and that is where my life began and I hope ends.

My family has been on that land 141 years, my pioneer ancestors settled there in 1877 - there was nothing there. They carved out a living... they brought a horse and wagon and some provisions... this case, the government mentioned is "not about rights", but it is - those rights do mean something - rights are created through beneficial use. When my ancestors arrived, undoubtedly the horse would need a drink, so they led him to the water and that is beneficial use. The horse and perhaps a cow that had been led behind the wagon need to eat some brush in the hills, that is beneficial use. That established rights. The water rights are real! So real, the State of Nevada has a water rights registry including livestock watering rights. A law was created to protect those rights. The water rights that my father owns were first registered in 1891 by the State of Nevada - the State of Nevada is important, a sovereign state, its own unit, which entered the union in 1864. It entered equal to the original states, it is its own entity and state laws are important.

My family and I are charged with some grievous things and they are not true and evidence will show they are not; force, manipulation, extortion, violent-my family is not a violent family and I am not a violent man. For 20+ years we turned to local law enforcement. Rights are real property. The fact is that we create government to protect rights.

To have rights you must claim, use and defend... man only has rights he is willing to claim, use and defend. There is a difference between rights and privileges. Rights you own. Privilege is afforded. Like renting or owning a house. Government asserts there are no rights, only privileges and unless we pay, we can't be there. The State of Nevada says differently. These are my father's rights. Everything we have comes from the land. That is wealth, not the dollar bill. The things we use all come from the land. Who controls the land, controls the wealth.

We create government to preserve and serve us. These are some of the beliefs of my family. That we have said we will do whatever it takes to defend is not a threat, it is a statement. Being right here before you today is part of doing whatever it takes. The Founding Fathers pledged whatever it would take... their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor, to defend rights. With the evidence you will see that is what we were doing; there was no conspiracy to impede, to harm... but, to protect our heritage that our pioneer ancestors established. We were attacked, surrounded by what appeared to be mercenaries, snipers pointed directly at me. You will hear a report from a sniper that he was keeping watch of me in my van, with my wife and two of my daughters with me.

Our ranch - children are always welcome - it is a place to play, play in the river, the pond, chase or hunt rabbits, burn your toes in the hot sand in summer-always free. Never before did we feel like someone was always watching. In early spring of 2014 we felt like someone was always watching... the dogs were watching the hills, when you are always with a dog you get to know what they are saying with their bark... you can tell by their bark what they are seeing... surveillance cameras on one hill, but the dog looking at another and growling... (tearfully) This is not what America is supposed to be. Supposed to be a land of liberty. The Founding Fathers fought and bled so we wouldn't have to and now we find ourselves in a similar situation.

They say this issue is over grazing fees... it's terrible, terrible, he must be a freeloader - it's only rhetoric - I'll tell you why - You don't pay rent when you own your home! We own those rights! Not the land, I know we don't own the land, but access...you and others have rights on that land. We own water and grazing rights. We don't pay rent for something we own.

The BLM was formed in 1960. Our rights were established in 1877, long before BLM. The original states own 100% of their land and all states were to come in on equal footing. The crux of the issue is,  are we a state or not? They say grazing is a privilege they can revoke and charge fees. If it is only a matter of money it is no problem. In fact, Mr. Whipple showed a copy of a check made out to Clark County. If the whole purpose is to show we owe a fee, then we'll pay to the proper owner of the land. That was not the only check written to Clark County, we sent several. Also, in Clark County, there were 53 ranchers who owned rights. There is only a single one still out on the range. The BLM is not gaining revenue, it's not important to them. My father could see they were there to manage him out of business. It's not about grazing fees. In the BLM office there were signs that read: No more Moo by ‘92 and Cattle Free by ‘93! If it were only about the grazing fees, the fees would have been under $100,000 over 25 years. It is rumored, it may not be seen in evidence, but it is rumored that they spent $6 million on the operation. Who spends that and court costs rumored to be over $100 million to collect $100,000?

What is this about? The court orders. They say my father had an opportunity in the courts. The court wouldn't consider states rights. They have forgotten they are servants of the people. We the people are the sovereign and ultimately, we the people are the government formed to meet needs that are better met by a group than by individuals. We are not slaves. We need to remember that. I think that's forgotten. The definition of freedom is lost in America. When we have to have a license or ask permission to do everything, we are subjects.

Back to the charges - they claimed I went to Richfield and that the sheriff had to be called because we were causing such a ruckus-evidence will show otherwise-we boycott to influence to change ways - we protest to cause a change - these are first amendment rights - we do not get rights from the Bill of Rights - we have rights to begin with - it should be called the Prohibition of Government - we have freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly, we can petition for a redress of grievances-rights we don't want the government to mess with.

A redress is to find an answer, find a solution - one way to protest. The BLM put up first amendment zones - not much bigger than this courtroom - we called them pig pens - by creating that area, they were denying our right everywhere else - that's what they used to arrest my brother - he was outside the pig pens. The first amendment has been protected over and over again in our history. There's lots of media in the gallery today, they wouldn't be happy to have their right to free speech taken. First amendment was put in the Supreme Law of the land, the Constitution - they shall make no law restricting these things... as you saw in the video yesterday, my brother was not impeding, not blocking, he was on a state road, on its right-of-way, simply to take pictures with his ipad of them stealing our cattle - they attacked him, threw him to the ground, rubbed his face in the ground. (emotional) The American public saw this and came not to impede or do harm. They came because they felt the spirit of the Lord, spirit of freedom and felt "we the people are not going to put up with that behavior". It was not pointed out there were snipers on the hill, I witnessed that through binoculars and the evidence will show this.

Back to Richfield, Utah, evidence and witness testimony will show there was not a ruckus there that disrupted or shut down that auction. I called the sheriff - that's the pattern - the local law enforcement and state brand inspectors in Nevada, Arizona and Utah and I had contact with the highway patrol, county commissioners in several counties and state officials - not all face to face, but some through phone calls. Is this what a criminal does? No. We were there protecting life, liberty, property. You saw the video of them hip chucking my Aunt Margaret, 50+ years of and just finished with cancer treatments, the mother of 11 children. They call these BLM guys law enforcement, but they are just BLM employees. All authority comes from we the people, we delegate authority to the county sheriff who we elect and he hires deputies and we then have a sheriff's department to protect our life, our liberty, our property. Choosing for yourself is freedom and we have no right to impede or harm others. That's God's law. Man-made law is to follow that. Man is supposed to be free, not controlled, serfs or slaves. Government is to be our servant. The government went in and shut down 600,000 acres - not one of us ever went into their enclosed area and never impeded them. Even my brother driving into the dump truck... isn't that impediment? The court order did not allow destruction of water infrastructure. What was a dump truck doing out there? Since that was beyond the scope of the supposed court order, we had a right to know. They could have stopped and answered our questions, but no, they set out attack dogs and tazers and threw Aunt Margaret to the ground. Every incident they are charging us with happened on property that belonged to the State of Nevada. Even if BLM had authority to close public land, they have no authority to close State of Nevada public land. The fence was on the State of Nevada land. Except by invitation, you will not see one of us breach that fence or impede the gather. We did not violate the court order. Dave went over the fence by the invitation of Dan Love and then the sheriff took over and asked for our help to take down the fence and then the cowboys, led by sheriffs squad cars went to release the cattle. The sheriff honored his oath and did his job. He should have done it sooner.

I love my family. I love them. I love this land. I love freedom. I am from the State of Nevada. I'm a true Nevadan. I mentioned before that Nevada became a state on Oct. 31st and we always got out of school on that day... I always thought we got out because it was my birthday. I'm a true Nevadan. I believe you are, too, and love freedom as much as I do. Freedom's not being lost overseas - it's lost right here at home in our back yards, our front yards. Until we are willing to do whatever it takes, liberty will be, is being lost. We are not anti-government! Government has its proper place and duties to perform. I want government to do its job. Nothing more. Nothing less. When government does more or less than its job, it becomes the criminal. When government damages our rights, it becomes the criminal. When someone harms or damages another's life, liberty or property that is the definition of a criminal. Extortion, violence, pointing guns - everything we are charged with, they were doing and thousands of people came running - the world knew about this - China, Ireland (they sent us a flag), New Zealand and other countries - why? Because America stood for freedom and has for years and the world is interested in seeing how America (emotional) will deal with freedom. The world wants to know. The American people said, "yes, we will stand for freedom. Government, you've gone too far and we will put a stop to it."

The courts have a place. It is said that We the People are the fourth branch of government. I say we are the first. The legislature to make laws, the executive to execute laws and the judicial to judge. All three branches are to protect your rights, our rights, freedom, liberty. Government does not have the authority in and of itself - man creates government to fulfill and protect rights. We the people give government the authority through the Constitution. The tenth amendment insures state's rights.

Evidence will show my father and my brothers are innocent men. We need you to put on that paper that we are not guilty. You are the twelve to represent us, peers, equals, people...we the People.

Guns...lots of guns...scary...camo...freedom of speech...also, the right to bear arms, the second amendment...a militia was necessary. What is a militia? It is defined in the law. U.S. Code defines militia: "all able bodied men 17-45 years of age". How many of you are a member of the militia? State of Nevada extended that and includes men up to the age of 64. How many of you now are a member of the Nevada militia? There is the organized militia, the National Guard and the unorganized militia - everyone else. Why did the Founding Fathers include the second amendment? Was it for duck hunting? No...no! Militia is mentioned six times in the Constitution. Such a small document and few things are mentioned more than the militia; the central government of this union and yet media or whatever wants to put a bad face on militia. Why did militia come to Bundy Ranch? To peacefully assemble, redress of grievances. No one was harmed except Davey, Ammon and Margaret. You will not see in evidence that we ever harmed anyone! They attack and we turned the other cheek. We were peaceful-insistent? Yes! And, Yes! Demanding. These men, these people did not come to seek an opportunity to point guns at the government. Hundreds, even thousands of people we didn't know. That's exemplary. These people came to do good. To protect me, to save my life. I had a sniper pointing at me, 200 armed men surrounding my home, my family (tearfully) Ryan Payne has been portrayed as a bad man. Evidence will show otherwise. He saved my life. He saved my life. Others came. I didn't even meet most of them until I was in jail with them, may have seen them in passing, but I didn't know them until jail. I honor and thank them now! I thank all who came. We only have rights we are willing to fight for. You'll see evidence that I was nearly always with the sheriff or a deputy - always in communication with them - I was side-by-side with Lombardo.

Thank you for coming, for being here. I will still do whatever it takes. This is not a threat, it is determination. I love my freedom. Listen to the still small voice to discern between truth and error. The indictment and grand jury testimony is full of lies. Truth has been blocked in previous trials. Listen closely - we will try to get you the truth. The truth will set me free and I'm counting on you to help me see that.

I invite you to our ranch. I recognize your right to use the land. We want you to come and enjoy it. I thank you for this time. Please find me not guilty and these other men not guilty. Stand up for freedom. Thank you.

https://freedomoutpost.com/ryan-bundys-opening-statement-something-every-red-blooded-american-hear/

 

 

Charles Krauthammer: The Enemy Among Us on civil war:

Thursday, October 12, 2017 22:18

 

The Enemy Amongst Us!!

Krauthammer is about the best and brightest journalist and political analyst we have, in my opinion. His words of warning in the below message should be taken seriously and spread throughout the country so as many of our citizens as possible are made aware of what is happening right under our noses! 

An article from the New York Post:

I do not understand how living in a country with its democracy established over 200 years ago, and now, for the first time in history, suddenly we have one of our former presidents set up a group called "Organizing for Action" (OFA). 

OFA is 30,000+ strong and working to disrupt everything that our current president's administration is trying to do. This organization goes against our Democracy, and it is an operation that will destroy our way of governing. It goes against our Constitution, our laws, and the processes established over 200 years ago. If it is allowed to proceed then we will be living in chaos very much like third world countries are run. What good is it to have an established government if it is not going to be respected and allowed to follow our laws? 

If you had an army some 30,000 strong and a court system stacked over the decades with judges who would allow you to break the laws, how much damage could you do to a country? We are about to find out in America! 

Our ex-president said he was going to stay involved through community organizing and speak out on the issues and that appears to be one post-administration promise he intends to keep. He has moved many of his administration's top dogs over to Organizing for Action. 

OFA is behind the strategic and tactical implementation of the resistance to the Trump Administration that we are seeing across America, and politically active courts are providing the leverage for this revolution. 

OFA is dedicated to organizing communities for "progressive" change. Its issues are gun control, socialist healthcare, abortion, sexual equality, climate change, and of course, immigration reform. 

OFA members were propped up by the ex-president's message from the shadows: "Organizing is the building block of everything great we have accomplished Organizers around the country are fighting for change in their communities and OFA is one of the groups on the front lines. Commit to this work in 2017 and beyond." 

OFA's website says it obtained its "digital" assets from the ex-president's re-election effort and that he inspired the movement. In short, it is the shadow government organization aimed at resisting and tearing down the Constitutional Republic we know as AMERICA. 

Paul Sperry, writing for the New York Post, says, "The OFA will fight President Donald Trump at every turn of his presidency and the ex-president will command them from a bunker less than two miles from the White House." 

Sperry writes that, "The ex-president is setting up a shadow government to sabotage the Trump administration through a network of non-profits led by OFA, which is growing its war chest (more than $40 million) and has some 250 offices nationwide. 

The OFA IRS filings, according to Sperry, indicate that the OFA has 32,525 (and growing) volunteers nationwide. The ex-president and his ‘wife' will oversee the operation from their home/office in Washington DC.

Think about how this works. For example: Trump issues an immigration executive order; the OFA signals for protests and statements from pro-immigrant groups; the ACLU lawyers file lawsuits in jurisdictions where activist judges obstruct the laws; volunteers are called to protest at airports and Congressional town hall meetings; the leftist media springs to action in support of these activities; the twitter sphere lights up with social media; and violence follows. All of this happens from the ex-president's signal that he is heartened by the protests. 

If Barack Obama did not do enough to destroy this country in the 8 years he was in office, it appears his future plans are to destroy the foundation on which this country has operated on for the last 241 years. 

If this does not scare you, then we are in worse trouble than you know. 

So, do your part. You have read it, so at least pass this on so others will know what we are up against. We are losing our country and we are so compliant. We are becoming a "PERFECT TARGET" for our enemy! 

Charles Krauthammer

 

 

America's Eclipse August 21, 2017- An Event Of Biblical Proportions

Monday, August 21, 2017 4:10

CDN - http://www.conservativedailynews.com

By Cindi

The United States Of America will witness an event of Biblical proportions on August 21, 2017. If this sounds a bit dramatic, consider these things:

  • In Genesis 1 we are told that one of the reasons God has given us the sun, moon, and stars is "for signs". In Luke 21 we are told, "There will be earth-shattering events-the heavens themselves will seem to be shaken with signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars."
  • Monday, August 21, there will be a Solar Eclipse that will cross from coast to coast over America
  • It has been nicknamed America's Eclipse
• This is the first solar eclipse in 99 years to cross over the country from coast to coast
• This is the first solar eclipse to darken the U.S. mainland since 1979
  • In Matthew 12 the Sadducees and Pharisees, while trying to bait Jesus, told Him to show them miraculous signs. Jesus told them that the only sign they would be given was the sign of the prophet Jonah. The most common interpretation and understanding of this passage of Scripture is that Jesus was speaking of His death and resurrection 3 days later, just as Jonah spent 3 days in the belly of the whale. While this fact is true, due to modern astronomical calculations, we now know that there was a total eclipse that passed near Nineveh on June 15, 763 BC. According to historians, this appears to be when Jonah went into Nineveh declaring that destruction was coming to that city in 40 days if they did not repent.
  • "The first major city that will witness the eclipse is Oregon's state capital, Salem. Salem is of course the shortened version of "Jerusalem", which is the most prophetically significant city in the entire Bible. Jerusalem was originally called "Salem" in the days of Melchizedek (Genesis 14:18) who was a foreshadowing of Christ or possibly even a Christophany. If that isn't interesting enough, the closest road to the exact point where the two eclipses cross is Salem Road in Makanda, Illinois. What are the chances of that?"

Why is this important?
• There are a total of 7 Salem's that are in the path of totality of America's Eclipse:
- Salem, Oregon- Dead Center of the path of the eclipse- Observers there will see (appx.) 1m 54s of totality
- Salem, Nebraska- Dead Center of the path of the eclipse- Observers there will see (appx.) 2m 37s of totality
- Salem, Kentucky- Dead Center of the path of the eclipse- Observers there will see (appx.) 2m 40s of totality
- Salem, South Carolina- Dead Center of the path of the eclipse- Observers there will see (appx.) 2m 36s of totality
- Salem, Idaho- Observers there will see partial totality
- Salem, Missouri- Observers there will see partial totality
- Salem, Wyoming- Observers there will see partial totality

  • There are four factors that make this eclipse the most-viewed ever:
    1. media attention
    2. traffic on the highways and by-ways of America
    3. the typical weather across the nation on August 21, 2017
    4. the vast number of people who will have access to it from nearby large cities.

Ezekiel 33:1-6 commands the watchmen to faithfully warn others of the danger that is coming to the land.

"Jewish rabbis have historically viewed solar eclipses as warnings from God to Gentile nations."

Is God warning America of impending disaster and destruction coming to our land?

This passage of Scripture most certainly seems to confirm that this is indeed the case:
"The sun will be turned to darkness...before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord." Joel 2:31

God tells us:
"... if My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14

This is the very same warning that God gave the people of Nineveh through Jonah.
"When Jonah's warning reached the king of Nineveh, he rose from his throne, took off his royal robes, covered himself with sackcloth and sat down in the dust. This is the proclamation he issued in Nineveh:

"By the decree of the king and his nobles:
Do not let people or animals, herds or flocks, taste anything; do not let them eat or drink. But let people and animals be covered with sackcloth. Let everyone call urgently on God. Let them give up their evil ways and their violence. Who knows? God may yet relent and with compassion turn from his fierce anger so that we will not perish."

When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, He relented and did not bring on them the destruction He had threatened." Jonah 3:6-10

Will America heed the warning just as the people of Nineveh did?

Sadly, it does not appear that way so far.
Rather than heeding the warning, Americans are responding with "excitement", declaring:
• "The Great American Eclipse on August 21 is such an exciting event, it is a really singular and unique event in human history.."
Deciding to celebrate one of nature's most awe-inspiring sights...marking the monumental event in a special way...with a one-of-a-kind experience with which to take it all in."
• Outlining "fun stuff to expect during totality..."
• "Encouraging the entire country to watch, enjoy, experience it and do it in a safe way..."
• "Celebrating the occasion in style...making the eclipse a travel-worthy affair... parties included...with as much rosé as you can pack in your cooler..."

Isaiah 5:20 sums it up in this way:
"O how terrible for those who confuse good with evil, right with wrong, light with dark, sweet with bitter." (VOICE)
another translation declares, "What sorrow for those who say that evil is good and good is evil, that dark is light and light is dark, that bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter." (NLT)

It's being heralded as a "once-in-a-lifetime event". From coast to coast, this nation will experience darkness all across the land. How terribly sorrowful for the confused people of this nation! It's not too late, America! It's not too late! "Let everyone call urgently on God. Let them give up their evil ways and their violence. Who knows? God may yet relent and with compassion turn from his fierce anger so that we will not perish." Jonah 3:8-10

 

 

Washington's Farewell Address

1796

Friends and Citizens:

The period for a new election of a citizen to administer the executive government of the United States being not far distant, and the time actually arrived when your thoughts must be employed in designating the person who is to be clothed with that important trust, it appears to me proper, especially as it may conduce to a more distinct expression of the public voice, that I should now apprise you of the resolution I have formed, to decline being considered among the number of those out of whom a choice is to be made.

I beg you, at the same time, to do me the justice to be assured that this resolution has not been taken without a strict regard to all the considerations appertaining to the relation which binds a dutiful citizen to his country; and that in withdrawing the tender of service, which silence in my situation might imply, I am influenced by no diminution of zeal for your future interest, no deficiency of grateful respect for your past kindness, but am supported by a full conviction that the step is compatible with both.

The acceptance of, and continuance hitherto in, the office to which your suffrages have twice called me have been a uniform sacrifice of inclination to the opinion of duty and to a deference for what appeared to be your desire. I constantly hoped that it would have been much earlier in my power, consistently with motives which I was not at liberty to disregard, to return to that retirement from which I had been reluctantly drawn. The strength of my inclination to do this, previous to the last election, had even led to the preparation of an address to declare it to you; but mature reflection on the then perplexed and critical posture of our affairs with foreign nations, and the unanimous advice of persons entitled to my confidence, impelled me to abandon the idea.

I rejoice that the state of your concerns, external as well as internal, no longer renders the pursuit of inclination incompatible with the sentiment of duty or propriety, and am persuaded, whatever partiality may be retained for my services, that, in the present circumstances of our country, you will not disapprove my determination to retire.

The impressions with which I first undertook the arduous trust were explained on the proper occasion. In the discharge of this trust, I will only say that I have, with good intentions, contributed towards the organization and administration of the government the best exertions of which a very fallible judgment was capable. Not unconscious in the outset of the inferiority of my qualifications, experience in my own eyes, perhaps still more in the eyes of others, has strengthened the motives to diffidence of myself; and every day the increasing weight of years admonishes me more and more that the shade of retirement is as necessary to me as it will be welcome. Satisfied that if any circumstances have given peculiar value to my services, they were temporary, I have the consolation to believe that, while choice and prudence invite me to quit the political scene, patriotism does not forbid it.

In looking forward to the moment which is intended to terminate the career of my public life, my feelings do not permit me to suspend the deep acknowledgment of that debt of gratitude which I owe to my beloved country for the many honors it has conferred upon me; still more for the steadfast confidence with which it has supported me; and for the opportunities I have thence enjoyed of manifesting my inviolable attachment, by services faithful and persevering, though in usefulness unequal to my zeal. If benefits have resulted to our country from these services, let it always be remembered to your praise, and as an instructive example in our annals, that under circumstances in which the passions, agitated in every direction, were liable to mislead, amidst appearances sometimes dubious, vicissitudes of fortune often discouraging, in situations in which not unfrequently want of success has countenanced the spirit of criticism, the constancy of your support was the essential prop of the efforts, and a guarantee of the plans by which they were effected. Profoundly penetrated with this idea, I shall carry it with me to my grave, as a strong incitement to unceasing vows that heaven may continue to you the choicest tokens of its beneficence; that your union and brotherly affection may be perpetual; that the free Constitution, which is the work of your hands, may be sacredly maintained; that its administration in every department may be stamped with wisdom and virtue; that, in fine, the happiness of the people of these States, under the auspices of liberty, may be made complete by so careful a preservation and so prudent a use of this blessing as will acquire to them the glory of recommending it to the applause, the affection, and adoption of every nation which is yet a stranger to it.

Here, perhaps, I ought to stop. But a solicitude for your welfare, which cannot end but with my life, and the apprehension of danger, natural to that solicitude, urge me, on an occasion like the present, to offer to your solemn contemplation, and to recommend to your frequent review, some sentiments which are the result of much reflection, of no inconsiderable observation, and which appear to me all-important to the permanency of your felicity as a people. These will be offered to you with the more freedom, as you can only see in them the disinterested warnings of a parting friend, who can possibly have no personal motive to bias his counsel. Nor can I forget, as an encouragement to it, your indulgent reception of my sentiments on a former and not dissimilar occasion.

Interwoven as is the love of liberty with every ligament of your hearts, no recommendation of mine is necessary to fortify or confirm the attachment.

The unity of government which constitutes you one people is also now dear to you. It is justly so, for it is a main pillar in the edifice of your real independence, the support of your tranquility at home, your peace abroad; of your safety; of your prosperity; of that very liberty which you so highly prize. But as it is easy to foresee that, from different causes and from different quarters, much pains will be taken, many artifices employed to weaken in your minds the conviction of this truth; as this is the point in your political fortress against which the batteries of internal and external enemies will be most constantly and actively (though often covertly and insidiously) directed, it is of infinite moment that you should properly estimate the immense value of your national union to your collective and individual happiness; that you should cherish a cordial, habitual, and immovable attachment to it; accustoming yourselves to think and speak of it as of the palladium of your political safety and prosperity; watching for its preservation with jealous anxiety; discountenancing whatever may suggest even a suspicion that it can in any event be abandoned; and indignantly frowning upon the first dawning of every attempt to alienate any portion of our country from the rest, or to enfeeble the sacred ties which now link together the various parts.

For this you have every inducement of sympathy and interest. Citizens, by birth or choice, of a common country, that country has a right to concentrate your affections. The name of American, which belongs to you in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of patriotism more than any appellation derived from local discriminations. With slight shades of difference, you have the same religion, manners, habits, and political principles. You have in a common cause fought and triumphed together; the independence and liberty you possess are the work of joint counsels, and joint efforts of common dangers, sufferings, and successes.

But these considerations, however powerfully they address themselves to your sensibility, are greatly outweighed by those which apply more immediately to your interest. Here every portion of our country finds the most commanding motives for carefully guarding and preserving the union of the whole.

The North, in an unrestrained intercourse with the South, protected by the equal laws of a common government, finds in the productions of the latter great additional resources of maritime and commercial enterprise and precious materials of manufacturing industry. The South, in the same intercourse, benefiting by the agency of the North, sees its agriculture grow and its commerce expand. Turning partly into its own channels the seamen of the North, it finds its particular navigation invigorated; and, while it contributes, in different ways, to nourish and increase the general mass of the national navigation, it looks forward to the protection of a maritime strength, to which itself is unequally adapted. The East, in a like intercourse with the West, already finds, and in the progressive improvement of interior communications by land and water, will more and more find a valuable vent for the commodities which it brings from abroad, or manufactures at home. The West derives from the East supplies requisite to its growth and comfort, and, what is perhaps of still greater consequence, it must of necessity owe the secure enjoyment of indispensable outlets for its own productions to the weight, influence, and the future maritime strength of the Atlantic side of the Union, directed by an indissoluble community of interest as one nation. Any other tenure by which the West can hold this essential advantage, whether derived from its own separate strength, or from an apostate and unnatural connection with any foreign power, must be intrinsically precarious.

While, then, every part of our country thus feels an immediate and particular interest in union, all the parts combined cannot fail to find in the united mass of means and efforts greater strength, greater resource, proportionably greater security from external danger, a less frequent interruption of their peace by foreign nations; and, what is of inestimable value, they must derive from union an exemption from those broils and wars between themselves, which so frequently afflict neighboring countries not tied together by the same governments, which their own rival ships alone would be sufficient to produce, but which opposite foreign alliances, attachments, and intrigues would stimulate and embitter. Hence, likewise, they will avoid the necessity of those overgrown military establishments which, under any form of government, are inauspicious to liberty, and which are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty. In this sense it is that your union ought to be considered as a main prop of your liberty, and that the love of the one ought to endear to you the preservation of the other.

These considerations speak a persuasive language to every reflecting and virtuous mind, and exhibit the continuance of the Union as a primary object of patriotic desire. Is there a doubt whether a common government can embrace so large a sphere? Let experience solve it. To listen to mere speculation in such a case were criminal. We are authorized to hope that a proper organization of the whole with the auxiliary agency of governments for the respective subdivisions, will afford a happy issue to the experiment. It is well worth a fair and full experiment. With such powerful and obvious motives to union, affecting all parts of our country, while experience shall not have demonstrated its impracticability, there will always be reason to distrust the patriotism of those who in any quarter may endeavor to weaken its bands.

In contemplating the causes which may disturb our Union, it occurs as matter of serious concern that any ground should have been furnished for characterizing parties by geographical discriminations, Northern and Southern, Atlantic and Western; whence designing men may endeavor to excite a belief that there is a real difference of local interests and views. One of the expedients of party to acquire influence within particular districts is to misrepresent the opinions and aims of other districts. You cannot shield yourselves too much against the jealousies and heartburnings which spring from these misrepresentations; they tend to render alien to each other those who ought to be bound together by fraternal affection. The inhabitants of our Western country have lately had a useful lesson on this head; they have seen, in the negotiation by the Executive, and in the unanimous ratification by the Senate, of the treaty with Spain, and in the universal satisfaction at that event, throughout the United States, a decisive proof how unfounded were the suspicions propagated among them of a policy in the General Government and in the Atlantic States unfriendly to their interests in regard to the Mississippi; they have been witnesses to the formation of two treaties, that with Great Britain, and that with Spain, which secure to them everything they could desire, in respect to our foreign relations, towards confirming their prosperity. Will it not be their wisdom to rely for the preservation of these advantages on the Union by which they were procured ? Will they not henceforth be deaf to those advisers, if such there are, who would sever them from their brethren and connect them with aliens?

To the efficacy and permanency of your Union, a government for the whole is indispensable. No alliance, however strict, between the parts can be an adequate substitute; they must inevitably experience the infractions and interruptions which all alliances in all times have experienced. Sensible of this momentous truth, you have improved upon your first essay, by the adoption of a constitution of government better calculated than your former for an intimate union, and for the efficacious management of your common concerns. This government, the offspring of our own choice, uninfluenced and unawed, adopted upon full investigation and mature deliberation, completely free in its principles, in the distribution of its powers, uniting security with energy, and containing within itself a provision for its own amendment, has a just claim to your confidence and your support. Respect for its authority, compliance with its laws, acquiescence in its measures, are duties enjoined by the fundamental maxims of true liberty. The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government. But the Constitution which at any time exists, till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole people, is sacredly obligatory upon all. The very idea of the power and the right of the people to establish government presupposes the duty of every individual to obey the established government.

All obstructions to the execution of the laws, all combinations and associations, under whatever plausible character, with the real design to direct, control, counteract, or awe the regular deliberation and action of the constituted authorities, are destructive of this fundamental principle, and of fatal tendency. They serve to organize faction, to give it an artificial and extraordinary force; to put, in the place of the delegated will of the nation the will of a party, often a small but artful and enterprising minority of the community; and, according to the alternate triumphs of different parties, to make the public administration the mirror of the ill-concerted and incongruous projects of faction, rather than the organ of consistent and wholesome plans digested by common counsels and modified by mutual interests.

However combinations or associations of the above description may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely, in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.

Towards the preservation of your government, and the permanency of your present happy state, it is requisite, not only that you steadily discountenance irregular oppositions to its acknowledged authority, but also that you resist with care the spirit of innovation upon its principles, however specious the pretexts. One method of assault may be to effect, in the forms of the Constitution, alterations which will impair the energy of the system, and thus to undermine what cannot be directly overthrown. In all the changes to which you may be invited, remember that time and habit are at least as necessary to fix the true character of governments as of other human institutions; that experience is the surest standard by which to test the real tendency of the existing constitution of a country; that facility in changes, upon the credit of mere hypothesis and opinion, exposes to perpetual change, from the endless variety of hypothesis and opinion; and remember, especially, that for the efficient management of your common interests, in a country so extensive as ours, a government of as much vigor as is consistent with the perfect security of liberty is indispensable. Liberty itself will find in such a government, with powers properly distributed and adjusted, its surest guardian. It is, indeed, little else than a name, where the government is too feeble to withstand the enterprises of faction, to confine each member of the society within the limits prescribed by the laws, and to maintain all in the secure and tranquil enjoyment of the rights of person and property.

I have already intimated to you the danger of parties in the State, with particular reference to the founding of them on geographical discriminations. Let me now take a more comprehensive view, and warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party generally.

This spirit, unfortunately, is inseparable from our nature, having its root in the strongest passions of the human mind. It exists under different shapes in all governments, more or less stifled, controlled, or repressed; but, in those of the popular form, it is seen in its greatest rankness, and is truly their worst enemy.

The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of public liberty.

Without looking forward to an extremity of this kind (which nevertheless ought not to be entirely out of sight), the common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and restrain it.

It serves always to distract the public councils and enfeeble the public administration. It agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which finds a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions. Thus the policy and the will of one country are subjected to the policy and will of another.

There is an opinion that parties in free countries are useful checks upon the administration of the government and serve to keep alive the spirit of liberty. This within certain limits is probably true; and in governments of a monarchical cast, patriotism may look with indulgence, if not with favor, upon the spirit of party. But in those of the popular character, in governments purely elective, it is a spirit not to be encouraged. From their natural tendency, it is certain there will always be enough of that spirit for every salutary purpose. And there being constant danger of excess, the effort ought to be by force of public opinion, to mitigate and assuage it. A fire not to be quenched, it demands a uniform vigilance to prevent its bursting into a flame, lest, instead of warming, it should consume.

It is important, likewise, that the habits of thinking in a free country should inspire caution in those entrusted with its administration, to confine themselves within their respective constitutional spheres, avoiding in the exercise of the powers of one department to encroach upon another. The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in one, and thus to create, whatever the form of government, a real despotism. A just estimate of that love of power, and proneness to abuse it, which predominates in the human heart, is sufficient to satisfy us of the truth of this position. The necessity of reciprocal checks in the exercise of political power, by dividing and distributing it into different depositaries, and constituting each the guardian of the public weal against invasions by the others, has been evinced by experiments ancient and modern; some of them in our country and under our own eyes. To preserve them must be as necessary as to institute them. If, in the opinion of the people, the distribution or modification of the constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates. But let there be no change by usurpation; for though this, in one instance, may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed. The precedent must always greatly overbalance in permanent evil any partial or transient benefit, which the use can at any time yield.

Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connections with private and public felicity. Let it simply be asked: Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice ? And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.

It is substantially true that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government. The rule, indeed, extends with more or less force to every species of free government. Who that is a sincere friend to it can look with indifference upon attempts to shake the foundation of the fabric?

Promote then, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.

As a very important source of strength and security, cherish public credit. One method of preserving it is to use it as sparingly as possible, avoiding occasions of expense by cultivating peace, but remembering also that timely disbursements to prepare for danger frequently prevent much greater disbursements to repel it, avoiding likewise the accumulation of debt, not only by shunning occasions of expense, but by vigorous exertion in time of peace to discharge the debts which unavoidable wars may have occasioned, not ungenerously throwing upon posterity the burden which we ourselves ought to bear. The execution of these maxims belongs to your representatives, but it is necessary that public opinion should co-operate. To facilitate to them the performance of their duty, it is essential that you should practically bear in mind that towards the payment of debts there must be revenue; that to have revenue there must be taxes; that no taxes can be devised which are not more or less inconvenient and unpleasant; that the intrinsic embarrassment, inseparable from the selection of the proper objects (which is always a choice of difficulties), ought to be a decisive motive for a candid construction of the conduct of the government in making it, and for a spirit of acquiescence in the measures for obtaining revenue, which the public exigencies may at any time dictate.

Observe good faith and justice towards all nations; cultivate peace and harmony with all. Religion and morality enjoin this conduct; and can it be, that good policy does not equally enjoin it - It will be worthy of a free, enlightened, and at no distant period, a great nation, to give to mankind the magnanimous and too novel example of a people always guided by an exalted justice and benevolence. Who can doubt that, in the course of time and things, the fruits of such a plan would richly repay any temporary advantages which might be lost by a steady adherence to it ? Can it be that Providence has not connected the permanent felicity of a nation with its virtue ? The experiment, at least, is recommended by every sentiment which ennobles human nature. Alas! is it rendered impossible by its vices?

In the execution of such a plan, nothing is more essential than that permanent, inveterate antipathies against particular nations, and passionate attachments for others, should be excluded; and that, in place of them, just and amicable feelings towards all should be cultivated. The nation which indulges towards another a habitual hatred or a habitual fondness is in some degree a slave. It is a slave to its animosity or to its affection, either of which is sufficient to lead it astray from its duty and its interest. Antipathy in one nation against another disposes each more readily to offer insult and injury, to lay hold of slight causes of umbrage, and to be haughty and intractable, when accidental or trifling occasions of dispute occur. Hence, frequent collisions, obstinate, envenomed, and bloody contests. The nation, prompted by ill-will and resentment, sometimes impels to war the government, contrary to the best calculations of policy. The government sometimes participates in the national propensity, and adopts through passion what reason would reject; at other times it makes the animosity of the nation subservient to projects of hostility instigated by pride, ambition, and other sinister and pernicious motives. The peace often, sometimes perhaps the liberty, of nations, has been the victim.

So likewise, a passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils. Sympathy for the favorite nation, facilitating the illusion of an imaginary common interest in cases where no real common interest exists, and infusing into one the enmities of the other, betrays the former into a participation in the quarrels and wars of the latter without adequate inducement or justification. It leads also to concessions to the favorite nation of privileges denied to others which is apt doubly to injure the nation making the concessions; by unnecessarily parting with what ought to have been retained, and by exciting jealousy, ill-will, and a disposition to retaliate, in the parties from whom equal privileges are withheld. And it gives to ambitious, corrupted, or deluded citizens (who devote themselves to the favorite nation), facility to betray or sacrifice the interests of their own country, without odium, sometimes even with popularity; gilding, with the appearances of a virtuous sense of obligation, a commendable deference for public opinion, or a laudable zeal for public good, the base or foolish compliances of ambition, corruption, or infatuation.

As avenues to foreign influence in innumerable ways, such attachments are particularly alarming to the truly enlightened and independent patriot. How many opportunities do they afford to tamper with domestic factions, to practice the arts of seduction, to mislead public opinion, to influence or awe the public councils. Such an attachment of a small or weak towards a great and powerful nation dooms the former to be the satellite of the latter.

Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence (I conjure you to believe me, fellow-citizens) the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake, since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government. But that jealousy to be useful must be impartial; else it becomes the instrument of the very influence to be avoided, instead of a defense against it. Excessive partiality for one foreign nation and excessive dislike of another cause those whom they actuate to see danger only on one side, and serve to veil and even second the arts of influence on the other. Real patriots who may resist the intrigues of the favorite are liable to become suspected and odious, while its tools and dupes usurp the applause and confidence of the people, to surrender their interests.

The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible. So far as we have already formed engagements, let them be fulfilled with perfect good faith. Here let us stop. Europe has a set of primary interests which to us have none; or a very remote relation. Hence she must be engaged in frequent controversies, the causes of which are essentially foreign to our concerns. Hence, therefore, it must be unwise in us to implicate ourselves by artificial ties in the ordinary vicissitudes of her politics, or the ordinary combinations and collisions of her friendships or enmities.

Our detached and distant situation invites and enables us to pursue a different course. If we remain one people under an efficient government. the period is not far off when we may defy material injury from external annoyance; when we may take such an attitude as will cause the neutrality we may at any time resolve upon to be scrupulously respected; when belligerent nations, under the impossibility of making acquisitions upon us, will not lightly hazard the giving us provocation; when we may choose peace or war, as our interest, guided by justice, shall counsel.

Why forego the advantages of so peculiar a situation? Why quit our own to stand upon foreign ground? Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any part of Europe, entangle our peace and prosperity in the toils of European ambition, rivalship, interest, humor or caprice?

It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world; so far, I mean, as we are now at liberty to do it; for let me not be understood as capable of patronizing infidelity to existing engagements. I hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs, that honesty is always the best policy. I repeat it, therefore, let those engagements be observed in their genuine sense. But, in my opinion, it is unnecessary and would be unwise to extend them.

Taking care always to keep ourselves by suitable establishments on a respectable defensive posture, we may safely trust to temporary alliances for extraordinary emergencies.

Harmony, liberal intercourse with all nations, are recommended by policy, humanity, and interest. But even our commercial policy should hold an equal and impartial hand; neither seeking nor granting exclusive favors or preferences; consulting the natural course of things; diffusing and diversifying by gentle means the streams of commerce, but forcing nothing; establishing (with powers so disposed, in order to give trade a stable course, to define the rights of our merchants, and to enable the government to support them) conventional rules of intercourse, the best that present circumstances and mutual opinion will permit, but temporary, and liable to be from time to time abandoned or varied, as experience and circumstances shall dictate; constantly keeping in view that it is folly in one nation to look for disinterested favors from another; that it must pay with a portion of its independence for whatever it may accept under that character; that, by such acceptance, it may place itself in the condition of having given equivalents for nominal favors, and yet of being reproached with ingratitude for not giving more. There can be no greater error than to expect or calculate upon real favors from nation to nation. It is an illusion, which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard.

In offering to you, my countrymen, these counsels of an old and affectionate friend, I dare not hope they will make the strong and lasting impression I could wish; that they will control the usual current of the passions, or prevent our nation from running the course which has hitherto marked the destiny of nations. But, if I may even flatter myself that they may be productive of some partial benefit, some occasional good; that they may now and then recur to moderate the fury of party spirit, to warn against the mischiefs of foreign intrigue, to guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism; this hope will be a full recompense for the solicitude for your welfare, by which they have been dictated.

How far in the discharge of my official duties I have been guided by the principles which have been delineated, the public records and other evidences of my conduct must witness to you and to the world. To myself, the assurance of my own conscience is, that I have at least believed myself to be guided by them.

In relation to the still subsisting war in Europe, my proclamation of the twenty-second of April, I793, is the index of my plan. Sanctioned by your approving voice, and by that of your representatives in both houses of Congress, the spirit of that measure has continually governed me, uninfluenced by any attempts to deter or divert me from it.

After deliberate examination, with the aid of the best lights I could obtain, I was well satisfied that our country, under all the circumstances of the case, had a right to take, and was bound in duty and interest to take, a neutral position. Having taken it, I determined, as far as should depend upon me, to maintain it, with moderation, perseverance, and firmness.

The considerations which respect the right to hold this conduct, it is not necessary on this occasion to detail. I will only observe that, according to my understanding of the matter, that right, so far from being denied by any of the belligerent powers, has been virtually admitted by all.

The duty of holding a neutral conduct may be inferred, without anything more, from the obligation which justice and humanity impose on every nation, in cases in which it is free to act, to maintain inviolate the relations of peace and amity towards other nations.

The inducements of interest for observing that conduct will best be referred to your own reflections and experience. With me a predominant motive has been to endeavor to gain time to our country to settle and mature its yet recent institutions, and to progress without interruption to that degree of strength and consistency which is necessary to give it, humanly speaking, the command of its own fortunes.

Though, in reviewing the incidents of my administration, I am unconscious of intentional error, I am nevertheless too sensible of my defects not to think it probable that I may have committed many errors. Whatever they may be, I fervently beseech the Almighty to avert or mitigate the evils to which they may tend. I shall also carry with me the hope that my country will never cease to view them with indulgence; and that, after forty five years of my life dedicated to its service with an upright zeal, the faults of incompetent abilities will be consigned to oblivion, as myself must soon be to the mansions of rest.

Relying on its kindness in this as in other things, and actuated by that fervent love towards it, which is so natural to a man who views in it the native soil of himself and his progenitors for several generations, I anticipate with pleasing expectation that retreat in which I promise myself to realize, without alloy, the sweet enjoyment of partaking, in the midst of my fellow-citizens, the benign influence of good laws under a free government, the ever-favorite object of my heart, and the happy reward, as I trust, of our mutual cares, labors, and dangers.

George Washington.

 

 

Famous Speech delivered by Pattrick Henry at St. John's Church, Richmond, Virginia
March 23, 1775.

MR. PRESIDENT: No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House. But different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen if, entertaining as I do, opinions of a character very opposite to theirs, I shall speak forth my sentiments freely, and without reserve. This is no time for ceremony. The question before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery; and in proportion to the magnitude of the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate. It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfil the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offence, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the majesty of heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings.

Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.

I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided; and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past. And judging by the past, I wish to know what there has been in the conduct of the British ministry for the last ten years, to justify those hopes with which gentlemen have been pleased to solace themselves, and the House? Is it that insidious smile with which our petition has been lately received? Trust it not, sir; it will prove a snare to your feet. Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss. Ask yourselves how this gracious reception of our petition comports with these war-like preparations which cover our waters and darken our land. Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation? Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled, that force must be called in to win back our love? Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war and subjugation; the last arguments to which kings resort. I ask, gentlemen, sir, what means this martial array, if its purpose be not to force us to submission? Can gentlemen assign any other possible motive for it? Has Great Britain any enemy, in this quarter of the world, to call for all this accumulation of navies and armies? No, sir, she has none. They are meant for us; they can be meant for no other. They are sent over to bind and rivet upon us those chains which the British ministry have been so long forging. And what have we to oppose to them? Shall we try argument? Sir, we have been trying that for the last ten years. Have we anything new to offer upon the subject? Nothing. We have held the subject up in every light of which it is capable; but it has been all in vain. Shall we resort to entreaty and humble supplication? What terms shall we find which have not been already exhausted? Let us not, I beseech you, sir, deceive ourselves. Sir, we have done everything that could be done, to avert the storm which is now coming on. We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves before the throne, and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands of the ministry and Parliament. Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of the throne. In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation. There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free² if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending²if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained, we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of Hosts is all that is left us!

They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance, by lying supinely on our backs, and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot? Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. Three millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations; and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable²and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come.

It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace²but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

 

 

She survived Hitler and wants to warn America

posted by Rob Kerby, Senior Editor

Kitty Werthmann survived Hitler.

"What I am about to tell you is something you've probably never heard or read in history books," she likes to tell audiences.

"I am a witness to history. 

"I cannot tell you that Hitler took Austria by tanks and guns; it would distort history.

 "We voted him in."

If you remember the plot of the Sound of Music, the Von Trapp family escaped over the Alps rather than submit to the Nazis. Kitty wasn't so lucky. Her family chose to stay in her native Austria. She was 10 years old, but bright and aware. And she was watching.

"We elected him by a landslide - 98 percent of the vote," she recalls.

She wasn't old enough to vote in 1938 - approaching her 11th birthday. But she remembers.

"Everyone thinks that Hitler just rolled in with his tanks and took Austria by force."

No so.

 "In 1938, Austria was in deep Depression. Nearly one-third of our workforce was unemployed. We had 25 percent inflation and 25 percent bank loan interest rates.

Farmers and business people were declaring bankruptcy daily. Young people were going from house to house begging for food. Not that they didn't want to work; there simply weren't any jobs.

"My mother was a Christian woman and believed in helping people in need. Every day we cooked a big kettle of soup and baked bread to feed those poor, hungry people - about 30 daily.'

"We looked to our neighbor on the north, Germany, where Hitler had been in power since 1933." she recalls. "We had been told that they didn't have unemployment or crime, and they had a high standard of living.

 "Nothing was ever said about persecution of any group - Jewish or otherwise. We were led to believe that everyone in Germany was happy. We wanted the same way of life in Austria. We were promised that a vote for Hitler would mean the end of unemployment and help for the family. Hitler also said that businesses would be assisted, and farmers would get their farms back.

"Ninety-eight percent of the population voted to annex Austria to Germany and have Hitler for our ruler.

"We were overjoyed," remembers Kitty, "and for three days we danced in the streets and had candlelight parades. The new government opened up big field kitchens and everyone was fed.

 "After the election, German officials were appointed, and like a miracle, we suddenly had law and order. Three or four weeks later, everyone was employed. The government made sure that a lot of work was created through the Public Work Service.

"Hitler decided we should have equal rights for women. Before this, it was a custom that married Austrian women did not work outside the home. An able-bodied husband would be looked down on if he couldn't support his family. Many women in the teaching profession were elated that they could retain the jobs they previously had been required to give up for marriage.

"Then we lost religious education for kids

 "Our education was nationalized. I attended a very good public school.. The population was predominantly Catholic, so we had religion in our schools. The day we elected Hitler (March 13, 1938), I walked into my schoolroom to find the crucifix replaced by Hitler's picture hanging next to a Nazi flag. Our teacher, a very devout woman, stood up and told the class we wouldn't pray or have religion anymore. Instead, we sang ‘Deutschland, Deutschland, Uber Alles,' and had physical education.

"Sunday became National Youth Day with compulsory attendance. Parents were not pleased about the sudden change in curriculum. They were told that if they did not send us, they would receive a stiff letter of warning the first time. The second time they would be fined the equivalent of $300, and the third time they would be subject to jail."

And then things got worse.

"The first two hours consisted of political indoctrination. The rest of the day we had sports. As time went along, we loved it. Oh, we had so much fun and got our sports equipment free.

"We would go home and gleefully tell our parents about the wonderful time we had.

"My mother was very unhappy," remembers Kitty. "When the next term started, she took me out of public school and put me in a convent. I told her she couldn't do that and she told me that someday when I grew up, I would be grateful. There was a very good curriculum, but hardly any fun - no sports, and no political indoctrination.

"I hated it at first but felt I could tolerate it. Every once in a while, on holidays, I went home. I would go back to my old friends and ask what was going on and what they were doing.

 "Their loose lifestyle was very alarming to me. They lived without religion. By that time, unwed mothers were glorified for having a baby for Hitler.

"It seemed strange to me that our society changed so suddenly. As time went along, I realized what a great deed my mother did so that I wasn't exposed to that kind of humanistic philosophy.

"Then food rationing began

"In 1939, the war started and a food bank was established. All food was rationed and could only be purchased using food stamps. At the same time, a full-employment law was passed which meant if you didn't work, you didn't get a ration card, and if you didn't have a card, you starved to death.

"Women who stayed home to raise their families didn't have any marketable skills and often had to take jobs more suited for men.

"Soon after this, the draft was implemented.

 "It was compulsory for young people, male and female, to give one year to the labor corps," remembers Kitty. "During the day, the girls worked on the farms, and at night they returned to their barracks for military training just like the boys.

"They were trained to be anti-aircraft gunners and participated in the signal corps. After the labor corps, they were not discharged but were used in the front lines.

"When I go back to Austria to visit my family and friends, most of these women are emotional cripples because they just were not equipped to handle the horrors of combat.

"Three months before I turned 18, I was severely injured in an air raid attack. I nearly had a leg amputated, so I was spared having to go into the labor corps and into military service.

"When the mothers had to go out into the work force, the government immediately established child care centers.

"You could take your children ages four weeks old to school age and leave them there around-the-clock, seven days a week, under the total care of the government.

"The state raised a whole generation of children. There were no motherly women to take care of the children, just people highly trained in child psychology. By this time, no one talked about equal rights. We knew we had been had.

"Before Hitler, we had very good medical care. Many American doctors trained at the University of Vienna..

"After Hitler, health care was socialized, free for everyone. Doctors were salaried by the government. The problem was, since it was free, the people were going to the doctors for everything.

"When the good doctor arrived at his office at 8 a.m., 40 people were already waiting and, at the same time, the hospitals were full.

 "If you needed elective surgery, you had to wait a year or two for your turn. There was no money for research as it was poured into socialized medicine. Research at the medical schools literally stopped, so the best doctors left Austria and emigrated to other countries.

"As for healthcare, our tax rates went up to 80 percent of our income. Newlyweds immediately received a $1,000 loan from the government to establish a household. We had big programs for families.

"All day care and education were free. High schools were taken over by the government and college tuition was subsidized. Everyone was entitled to free handouts, such as food stamps, clothing, and housing.

"We had another agency designed to monitor business. My brother-in-law owned a restaurant that had square tables.

" Government officials told him he had to replace them with round tables because people might bump themselves on the corners. Then they said he had to have additional bathroom facilities. It was just a small dairy business with a snack bar. He couldn't meet all the demands.

"Soon, he went out of business. If the government owned the large businesses and not many small ones existed, it could be in control.

"We had consumer protection, too

 "We were told how to shop and what to buy. Free enterprise was essentially abolished. We had a planning agency specially designed for farmers. The agents would go to the farms, count the live-stock, and then tell the farmers what to produce, and how to produce it.

"In 1944, I was a student teacher in a small village in the Alps. The villagers were surrounded by mountain passes which, in the winter, were closed off with snow, causing people to be isolated.

"So people intermarried and offspring were sometimes retarded. When I arrived, I was told there were 15 mentally retarded adults, but they were all useful and did good manual work.

"I knew one, named Vincent, very well. He was a janitor of the school. One day I looked out the window and saw Vincent and others getting into a van.

"I asked my superior where they were going. She said to an institution where the State Health Department would teach them a trade, and to read and write. The families were required to sign papers with a little clause that they could not visit for 6 months.

"They were told visits would interfere with the program and might cause homesickness.

"As time passed, letters started to dribble back saying these people died a natural, merciful death. The villagers were not fooled. We suspected what was happening. Those people left in excellent physical health and all died within 6 months. We called this euthanasia.

"Then they took our guns

"Next came gun registration. People were getting injured by guns. Hitler said that the real way to catch criminals (we still had a few) was by matching serial numbers on guns. Most citizens were law abiding and dutifully marched to the police station to register their firearms. Not long afterwards, the police said that it was best for everyone to turn in their guns. The authorities already knew who had them, so it was futile not to comply voluntarily.

 "No more freedom of speech. Anyone who said something against the government was taken away. We knew many people who were arrested, not only Jews, but also priests and ministers who spoke up.

"Totalitarianism didn't come quickly, it took 5 years from 1938 until 1943, to realize full dictatorship in Austria. Had it happened overnight, my countrymen would have fought to the last breath. Instead, we had creeping gradualism. Now, our only weapons were broom handles. The whole idea sounds almost unbelievable that the state, little by little eroded our freedom."

"This is my eye-witness account.

"It's true. Those of us who sailed past the Statue of Liberty came to a country of unbelievable freedom and opportunity.

"America is truly is the greatest country in the world.

"Don't let freedom slip away.

"After America, there is no place to go."


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