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Be A Sheepdog

Too many people in America act like sheep.

Did this title strike a nerve? I hope so! Too much is at stake here to be worried about political correctness. If a few people are so insecure that a few words trigger a total psychological meltdown on their part … too bad. We are reaping that which the “no individual responsibility, everyone gets a trophy, you can’t play tag on the schoolyard at recess, helicopter parenting” mentality has sown in our country. There are just not enough blankies, puppies, and cups of warm cocoa to go around. It is too bad, and I hope the pendulum begins to swing back the other way soon … before it is too late.

We desperately need a few more sheepdogs!

Why do I say this? Well, step back, clear your eyes, and take a good look around. America, the greatest nation on this planet, is being attacked by a coordinated and well-funded radical left movement, and we are in real danger of losing our country.

This post has been stewing in my brain since the first presidential debate. Yes, the event was a complete catastrophe. I think both candidates performed like two spoiled 70-year-old toddlers. President Trump came on way too hard and aggressively. The endless whoppers Joe Biden told were utterly unbelievable. And Chris Wallace? Well, Wallace should probably move over to MSNBC or CNN. The most fabulous “moderator” in modern history quickly lost complete control of the debate, and his bias was blatantly evident.

Here are just three examples:

Proud Boys

Chris Wallace asked President Trump to go on the record [again], and denounce White Supremacy. President Trump answered that he had already done so numerous times.

In fact, President Trump had just recently announced a plan to prosecute both Antifa and the KKK as terrorist groups. The last time I checked, the KKK was a white supremacy group.

Of course, that was not the answer Chris Wallace wanted, so he pressed harder. President Trump asked exactly which group Biden and Wallace wanted him to denounce (which was a tactical blunder on his part). Biden replied, “Proud Boys.” Trump answered by telling the Proud Boys “stand back and stand by.” I don’t know, maybe Trump should have said, “stand down.” You know how we love to parse words these days.

Here is my problem. Did Chris Wallace then turn to Joe Biden and ask him to denounce Antifa or BLM? No, he did not.

Yes, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the ACLU consider Proud Boys a violent right-wing hate group. However, they believe that almost all conservative organizations are violent hate groups. They are both incredibly left-leaning, after all.

Side Note: Did you know the ACLU was initially a communist organization? It was. I read the memo where they announced the decision to change their name because too many Americans really disliked communists. A copy of the memo was available on the internet at one time. It may have disappeared by now.

After President Trump’s “stand down'” request, Enrique Tarrio (hardly a WASP name), leader of Proud Boys, is reported to have stated, “That’s my president.”

Picture from NBCMiami.com

FYI: This is Enrique Tarrio. He is Afro-Cuban. Enrique is the national leader of the Proud Boys, which includes a large number of Black and Hispanic members. The media reports that Proud Boys is a white supremacy hate group. However, the truth is the group is anti-Antifa, anti-rioters, anti-communism, anti-socialism, and anti-looters. They are pro-law enforcement and pro-USA.

Aside from Enrique, could some white supremacists be lurking among the ranks of Proud Boys members? Of course, there could.

Now, here’s a hard question for you. Can you be honest with me! Could there be black supremacists included in the ranks of BLM? Hmmm.

Antifa

Biden laughed, saying that Antifa doesn’t exist – that Antifa is just an idea. Ok, Joe! If Antifa is just an idea – it is one that uses real bricks, clubs, Molotov cocktails, fireworks, and other ideas to threaten, intimidate, and destroy Americans and American businesses. You should get out of your basement more often, Joe.

Photo from therightscoop.com

I mean, we could say that the Waffen-SS was just an idea as well. Of course, they murdered millions. But here’s the rub. Did Chris Wallace press good old Uncle Joe on this comment? Nope!

So, Antifa attacks Americans, burns American businesses, beats up American journalists, and yes, sometimes accidentally set themselves on fire with Molotov cocktails.

Who do the Proud Boys clash with? Antifa! Maybe if law enforcement was allowed to do its job, other Americans wouldn’t have to step in to help.

BLM

I have a real problem with this one. I will tell you upfront, I am not a racist. You certainly don’t have to belive me, but it’s true. My family is one of incredible diversity. I just believe all lives matter. In my opinion, if you have to put a color in front of “lives matter,” you’re a racist.

But BLM is not about race at all. If they were, they would care about all the black communities being destroyed by BLM’s “white” useful idiots. They would care about the Black on Black crime in our big cities, the shooting of innocent children in drive-by attacks, , the fatherless children, the drugs, the poverty, and the millions of Black lives and families being ruined every day. But they don’t. That is because BLM is a Marxist movement. They just use race to achieve their goals.

Photo from freewestmedia.com

You don’t believe me? Have you read their mission statement, their charter, or any of their handouts? Incidentally, you can’t find any of this on their website anymore. It was there, I saw it! But, they recently scrubbed it all clean. I guess some people were beginning to take notice, after all.

Here, let me help!

Read these quotes carefully. They look innocuous at first glance. But what do the words actually mean?

We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.

We cultivate an intergenerational and communal network free from ageism. We believe that all people, regardless of age, show up with the capacity to lead and learn.

We see ourselves as part of the global Black family, and we are aware of the different ways we are impacted or privileged as Black people who exist in different parts of the world.

Handout 1 – Black Lives Matter Document Set

You won’t find these statements on their website anymore. I wonder why? And I am sorry, but there is a massive difference in the knowledge, wisdom, understanding, and leadership abilities of 16-year-olds and 50-year-olds. Wisdom is accumulated through experience, which requires time.

BLM leaders have even admitted in several interviews that they are a Marxist organization. This isn’t new news, but it may indeed be news to you. This guy really sums it up very well in his video, which also includes a historically accurate portrayal of Fascism.

Yes. The lunatics are now running the asylum. “Protected groups,” long separated, isolated, protected, and coddled by the Democrat Party because they were “useful” as voting blocks, have escaped the plantation, and joining together in “collective” entitlement thinking, are burning down the house.

In short, some groups of really unpleasant people with an incredibly dangerous left-wing agenda are running around this country doing bad things to good people. The Dems don’t want to stop it! Why? Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that both the DNC and BLM raise money through ActBlue. Antifa doesn’t need ActBlue because they have George Soros, who seems to have bottomless pockets.

So, who are you going to call?

When a group of BLM protesters decides to drag you out of your car and beat you to a pulp, or an Antifa mob decides to burn down your small family-owned business because you have an American flag hanging out front, who are you going to call?

Well, the way things are going, you might as well call the Ghost Busters! Combine the radical left’s push to defund or eliminate the police with the backstabbing and “stand down” orders from radical left politicians like Bill de Blasio and Ted Wheeler, and you have a severe problem. The cops won’t be there. Or, even if they are, good cops will be reluctant to act out of fear of being falsely charged with a crime for doing their job.

You may find yourself completely on your own!

There is a reason gun sales have surged since March. And a large percentage of these sales are to first-time buyers. People are scared and want to be able to protect themselves and their families. And I do not blame them one bit.

We all think – it won’t happen to me. However, I was accosted not too long ago in a grocery store by a twenty-something punk who looked like prime Antifa material. He didn’t like my patriotic t-shirt. Fortunately for him, he did not push things too far. I am pretty confident he would have had a terrible day. He simply saw an older man … and did not know he was picking a fight with a veteran who served with the 101st Air Assault Division, and who is also a trained bodyguard, a 5th-degree blackbelt, and who carries. Of course, I am glad he decided to stomp off muttering curses rather than escalate things. The fact is … you just don’t know.

Become a Sheepdog

Are you buying a gun?

Don’t just buy a gun. Learn to use it proficiently. Go to the range regularly. Take classes. I train regularly to stay proficient at certain skills.

  • Can you get your weapon out of its holster quickly … and without having it taken from you in the process (weapon retention)?
  • Can you shoot accurately from any position?
  • Can you shoot well one-handed … right and left (what if your “shooting hand” is injured)?
  • Can you reload or rack your pistol one-handed?
  • Can you shoot when breathing hard?
  • Do you know when not to shoot!!
  • What do you do if you are involved in a shooting incident (I recommend joining USCCA)?

Get in shape

Join a gym, run, bicycle, dance, hike, do yoga, lift weights, but do something. You don’t have to be a super athlete. After all, you are not training to fight eighteen rounds. Most serious self-defense situations are actually over pretty quickly.

Study a serious martial art

We are not talking sport karate here. When your life or the life of those you care about is on the line, there are no rules. The driving need is simply not to lose. A back fist to the forehead or a jump spinning roundhouse kick to the head just isn’t going to work. There are dojos out there that train martial arts as they were initially intended – a system of personal combat, and not as a sport or a pathway to some kind of omnipresent supergalactic oneness. Find one, join, and train seriously.

On the upside, those dojos usually cost much less to join than Supreme Ultimate Grandmaster Billy Bob’s Karate Super Center and Health Food Emporium.

OMG! You’re advocating violence!

No, I am not advocating violence here. But I do believe that you, as a free and law-abiding American, have the God-given right to protect yourself, your family, and your livelihood from injury or the wanton and idiotic destruction of radical left-wing rioters that are determined to destroy America. That right, clearly enunciated in the Declaration of Independence, is guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. That is why the left wants these documents gone and forgotten.

Also, this is not about being paranoid; it is about being prepared

Of course, you may choose not to protect yourself. That is certainly your right as an American citizen. However, you do not have the right to deprive me of the means to protect my family and those I love.

I would also add that when you are sitting in your car, and Antifa thugs are smashing in the windows with sledgehammers and threatening your family with Molotov cocktails, it is a little too late to make that decision to be prepared.

So you decide … it’s your choice; sheep or sheepdog?

We can always be a bit more prepared than we were yesterday. No matter your age or condition, you can do something to improve your ability to protect yourself and those you love. Make that first step in your decision to be a sheepdog and not a sheep. America needs you to step up.

Just a few random musings ….

~ On Nancy Pelosi’s statement that we need to pass the Health Care Bill to find out what’s in it … please tell me I am not the only one who sees the shear idiocy of this statement! I cannot help but believe that George Washington would have just sat across the table from this moron shaking his head … completely at a loss for words … thinking “We shed the blood of honorable men for this?”

~ As our “impartial” news media is giddily starting to hyperventilate in joy when reporting on a march of perhaps 100,000 pro-amnesty activists on Sunday, March 21, all of us need to remember that amnesty is about keeping 8 million jobs in the hands of illegal aliens and OUT of the hands of unemployed Americans.  Actually … maybe President Obama was really referring to illegal aliens when he was promising to save jobs during his campaign.  I wonder how many of these illegal aliens voted for Barack Obama with the assistance of ACORN?

~ In responce to the report by ESPN that President Obama plans to ban sport fishing in many of America’s territorial waters, many bloggers who support Obama are now reporting the initial report was a hoax and that ESPN lied.  I hope they are right, because  according to one report, despite taking only three percent of the saltwater fish harvested each year, the recreational fishing sector creates nearly half the jobs associated with domestic saltwater fisheries.  I cannot help but wonder, though, how such a “hoax” of a story got started.

On a more serious note:

My last post titled “If Only God Were Not …” created a real outrage for at least two atheistic bloggers and inspired some pretty venomous comments.  I am glad it stirred the pot because that was the intention.  While Americans certainly do believe in religious freedom … and we defend the right of its people to practice their religion in peace and security (and that includes the freedom to not believe), America was founded as a nation based on Christian principles.  If that were not the case, we would not have had the lines:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness

included in the Declaration of Independence.

We would not have had, after the Revolutionary War, the Founders continuing to hold public days of prayer and appointing chaplains for both Congress and the armed forces.

We would not have had “In God We Trust” on our national currency, “One Nation Under God” in our Pledge of Allegiance, and “LAUS DEO,” which is Latin for “Praise be to God” inscribed on top of the Washington Monument. We would also not have had the Ten Commandments play such a prominent position in the art and architecture of the Supreme Court building.

Sadly enough, in the past, the Supreme court has ruled that the Ten Commandments may be displayed outside on government property but not inside the courthouse. The liberal Supreme Court Justices on the bench at that time relied upon a false interpretation of the doctrine of the separation between church and state.

The 1st Amendment states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” 

The first clause of this Amendment clearly states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.”  Notice that, at the same time, it places no restrictions on the states, only on Congress

The 10th Amendment states “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.”  This means that the federal courts actually have no authority to rule in this matter.  

It is clear, according to the 1st and 10th amendments, the power to make laws respecting and establishing religion is reserved for the states alone, making both of the Ten Commandments displays that have previously been ruled un-Constitutional and ordered taken down by federal courts … actually not even under their jurisdiction.  It is really sad that some members of the Supreme Court clearly do not understand the very Constitution of the United States they have sworn to uphold and protect.  

I know … maybe they just don’t have time to read it!  You know … like Congress does not have time to read the bills it passes.  After all, as Pelosi says, they have to pass them to find out what is in them! 

Oh wait … darn … the Constitution is only a few pages long.  Surely even our more liberal or secular-minded Supreme Court Justices can find time to read it … unless, of course, they can’t read; and  I am sure that is not the case.  Could it be they have some kind of political agenda?  Of course not.  I am just being paranoid!

So … is all this just whining about the “good ole days” gone by?  It is my wish to inflict Christianity on those who chose to not believe?  Not at all!  I do, however, want to be able to say Merry Christmas and to have Christmas be a celebration of the birth of Christ … and not be simply a commercially driven and almost obscene spending spree that you are made to feel guilty if you do not participate in; and that takes many Americans until the following June to recover from.  I should be able to have a Cresh on my lawn in Tennessee and not insult some lawyer from the ACLU based in California somewhere, and to not have my children’s religious beliefs insulted or ridiculed in public schools.  

Has the Christian majority in this great country simply given up and given in to liberal secularism run amok?  I certainly hope not. 

We have witnessed over the last several decades the slow but steady shift to a more secular America.  What have we gotten from this? 

Our children can no longer say the Pledge of Allegiance or mention God’s name in our schools; but they can get free condoms, birth control pills, and abortions without parental consent.  And if some members of our government get their way, those abortions will be paid for with tax dollars collected from Christian taxpayers.

Our government wants to ban us from giving a misbehaving child a disciplinary swat on the butt, but wants to hold parents accountable for unruly children.  And no … this is not a defense of child abuse!

Our country is in deep financial trouble caused, for the most part, by greed.  Greed on the part of many corporate executives, greed on the part of many Wall Steet traders, greed on the part of corrupt government officials like Barney Frank (D – MA), Chris Dodd (D – CT), John Ensign (R-NV), John Murtha (D-PA), Charles Rangel, (D-NY), our Secretary of Treasury Tim Geithner, and others.  Could it possibly be that some of the Christian lessons on greed got left out here?

Our current adminsitration’s answer is to put these same people in key positions of power, print more money just as fast as they can, and vote themselves still more money to consolidate their power by buying votes (remember the more recent verison of the Louisana Purchase involving Sen.  Mary Landrieu) to push their agendas like big government, socialized healthcare and the eradication of individual rights.  What do you think Nancy Pelosi is planning on doing with all that stimulus money (about $500 billion) that has not yet been spent? 

I think some of it should be used to buy every Congressman a copy of the Constitution of the United States, a Bible, and a copy of David Ramsey’s book Financial Peace, a non-denominational, common sense,  Christian-based approach to financial planning.  It sure couldn’t hurt!