My people are destroyed for
lack of knowledge.
Do not put your trust in princes, in
mortal men, who cannot save.
When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing.
Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God,
the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them -- the LORD, who remains faithful forever.
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1. Effective December 22, 2010, all new
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It just allows me to use much clearer graphics and stop being so Amish.
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"...always you are consistent and
consider the boneheaded implications of feel good herd mentality quick fix
-- JK in Longmont, Colorado
"Thank you for making people think
even after they've spoken ... Your wisdom is certainly appreciated by those who
are able to articulate it,
but I think that same wisdom reaches far more people than you might imagine because it is non-inflammatory ...
and it is always 'just' in its reasoning."
-- PM in Tucson
"Have you thought about writing a
book or some articles to address the Body of Christ about our political
You have a real gifting to see things differently and I think you are on to some real truth here. Like all of us with something to say,
I pray that God use you as a clean vessel relying fully on Him and free to speak truth in love."
-- BL in Maryland
"You'll burn in Hell!!! Sorry, Doug,
but your eternal fate has been decided; Rush Limbaugh has spoken."
-- JM in Reno
"You are one of the best writers I've read. For
real! I wish every Christian church in America would syndicate your
(Want a publicist?)"
-- ES in Florida
"One thing I like about your thoughts and
writing style is that it isn't rocket science or anything anyone with an
of common sense cannot understand. You put an issue out there in plain words and all it takes
is just a little common sense to understand exactly what you are saying..."
"Doug is one
of the best 'communicators' of social and political ideology that I have been
exposed to over the years."
-- PS in Colorado
"It's a pity you lost your (Colorado
State) House race. You could have been Colorado's Ron Paul."
-- MS in Arvada, Colorado
"I just HAD to take a break from perusing the
contents to tell you that I now have a vision in my mind
of six-year-old Doug parading around the house, declaring 'I’M THE RULER OF THE WO-O-O-O-O-ORLD!'
Do you have video?"
-- NT in Highlands Ranch, Colorado
"Keep writing. I pray that those that read
your words will have their blinders removed."
-- MG in Memphis
"Doug; I am not a believer, but I find your
non-vain, non-righteous, non-aggressive approach a welcome relief compared to
others I read."
-- DR in Wisconsin
"I'm proud of you and think you are the most
wonderful writer! You have a way of expressing yourself Doug that is truly
Yes, I love your website and all of your comments."
-- RM in Aurora, Colorado
"You write the best letters ever and I mean it
... You should write to every newspaper in the country."
-- MN in Golden, Colorado
"Thanks for your email and website.
I am appalled but not necessarily surprised at the evangelical right...just take a gander at what the cemeteries (seminaries) are producing to "shepherd" churches.
I've always believed that our country's problems will not be solved politically, but spiritually. By that, I mean accurate spiritual knowledge/application.
If one has the right spiritual knowledge, then one will be able to vote and be aware or active politically in the best sense and be able to determine what is "the lie".
But since the cemeteries have done their dastardly best in corrupting the church leaders, the sheep follow."
-- AL in Littleton, Colorado
"Kudos on your site ... what a wealth of
research info for a writer like me!"
-- MN in Taunton, Massachusetts
"You really ARE out of sync with most of
Christendom, just like me."
-- SS, a pastor in Aurora, Colorado
"Every once in a while a new jewel on the
internet is discovered."
-- JB in Iowa
"Your website is full of everything a
God-fearing Christian should be aware of."
-- EB in Wisconsin
"I read your articles line by line, and am
always amazed at how much sense you make!"
-- LT in SoCal
"You are the foremost Christian Libertarian writer of our times.
I don't know if you are a wife beater and a card cheat or not but the fact is that you are the standard bearer of Christian Libertarianism,
so I urge people to read your work and forward every entry to your blog to about twenty people.
Some of those folks are relatives and personal friends, others are libertarian writers such as Anthony Gregory and a lot of the folks who write for ... Lew Rockwell.
I hope that they all read your columns, but I can't force anyone; I just give them the chance.
The 'Net is the "Committees of Correspondence" of the Second American (and International!) Revolution, in my opinion, so it behooves us to correspond.
I really think you should submit your columns to Rockwell and Antiwar.com and The Libertarian Enterprise;
it's not about you or me or anyone's ego, but the fact is that you are one of our best and most lucid advocates for Liberty, so you should always try to expand your audience.
I rest my case..."
-- MM in Canada
"You talk about all these things about America
not being free, which I agree,
so why don't you try and become president to change it. I would vote for you."
"I wanted to take time to complement you on
your great website.
As a fellow believer and libertarian, I always worried if belief in Christ and wanting a libertarian style government could belong together.
Thanks to your website and bible verses, I can now see that it is possible to follow Christ and maintain a libertarian philosophy on government.
After Jesus' gift of salvation through Him, I feel one of God's greatest gifts to mankind was the gift of free will. T
he freedom to chose Him or leave Him. A gift many fellow believers would rather force on others, instead of leading and teaching.
Thanks again on a wonderful resource."
"Please keep writing as I sometimes feel like
one of the 'remnant' and I need encouragement."
-- TH in Arkansas
"I tell you, Doug, it is a great relief to know that it is possible for a human to have faith and a brain at the same time. I like knowing you exist."
"Doug, thank you for all you do for Liberty! I
mentioned you yesterday on my Wall. I have read your columns for many
As a fellow Christian, you have encouraged me to speak up for the helpless and to honor God by loving others and rejecting Tyranny."
-- AA in New Haven
"FYI went I first started
listening to Ron Paul, I was amazed but skeptical so I started looking for
arguments against his position, especially from a Christian perspective.
In my many searches I came across some of your writings. In many ways your writings have had a deep impact on my life and philosophy."
-- JC in Crackramento
be Ron Paul's speech writer."
-- KN near Albany
"As always, thanks for opening my eyes to the seemingly 'under the radar' atrocities that are occuring in our country.
Something has to give or we are all screwed."
-- JW in Rhode Island
"You are out of touch with reality.
You are an idiot."
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Lots of cool
On my "hiatus" of sorts, I am refocusing my efforts.
However, I am not going to bury my old stuff.
WHEN THEY CAME FOR THE
MOST PEOPLE DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING BECAUSE THEY WEREN'T DRUGGIES.
WHEN THEY CAME FOR THE BRANCH DAVIDIANS,
MOST PEOPLE DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING BECAUSE THEY WEREN'T BRANCH DAVIDIANS.
WHEN THEY CAME FOR THE TERROR SUSPECTS,
MOST PEOPLE DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING BECAUSE THEY WEREN'T TERROR SUSPECTS.
WHEN THEY COME FOR YOU, WILL YOU BE ABLE TO SAY ANYTHING?
THIS IS WHY, IF YOU
CARE ABOUT YOUR FREEDOM,
YOU NEED TO SPEAK UP AND SPEAK UP NOW!
WHEN GOVERNMENTS LET
PEOPLE DO WHATEVER THEY WANT, YOU GET WOODSTOCK.
WHEN PEOPLE LET GOVERNMENTS DO WHATEVER THEY WANT, YOU GET AUSCHWITZ.
ASK NOT WHAT YOUR GOVERNMENT CAN
DO FOR YOU.
ASK WHAT YOUR GOVERNMENT CAN DO TO YOU.
THAT WILL GIVE YOU ALL THE SECURITY YOU WANT
WILL TAKE AWAY ALL THE LIBERTY YOU HAVE.
"SOLVE" and "PROBLEMS" ARE NOT IN THE CONSTITUTION.
IF YOU LIKE BUSH, YOU OUGHT TO LOVE BIG CROCK OBAMA.
OBAMA? FEAR GOD!
by Todd King
While I am aware that not all who will be reading this are Bible believers, I am planning to answer this from the lens of scripture as it seems that the vast majority of those with whom I am having this conversation claim to be Christian. While I believe there is a plethora of scripture refuting this line of thought, my first examination will be of a passage of scripture which many people, especially Christians, are familiar with.
2 Chronicles 7:14 – 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 will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sins, and will heal their land.
Now I know that we all have heard this verse at
leart once, and we all love this verse. But have you ever really thought about
this verse and what it really means? Well, I’m going to break it down piece by
piece so that we can all see the fullness of this beautiful and blessed
“If…” An if, then statement always indicates a
contractual agreement, a covenant. Pay close attention, because this is
obviously a covenant between God, who is speaking, and someone else. You may be
the someone, so you had better be paying close attention.
“…my people, who are called by my name…” This is
the other party to the covenant. God’s people- who are called by His name. Could
this possibly have current relevance to CHRISTians? Those who are the called and
the chosen of God who are called by His name?
“…will humble themselves…” Does anyone today
know what humility is? It is the opposite of pride. And what is pride? Pride is
the original sin. The original sin of Lucifer, the original sin of Adam, the
original sin of thinking that we are God, or at least as good as God. When we
say that Obama will win, are we not saying that we can see and know the future?
Then, when we say that we must vote for McCain, are we not saying that the
future is in our control? So now, are we not attributing to ourselves the power
to see and to control the future? And aren’t those attributes that God alone
has? So, ask yourself, who is God? God, or you? If we are to humble ourselves,
does this not mean that we should get rid of such flawed thinking, allow God to
work, maybe to perform miracles, and repent of the sin of the pride of thinking
that we know and control everything that is happening in the political
“…and pray…” What does it mean to pray? Sure, we
all have been taught that prayer is talking to God. But, really, do you think
that this is all that is involved in prayer? Doesn’t relationship always involve
both talking and listening? What does God’s Word have to say on the subject?
What is His Spirit communicating with your spirit? I can assure you that
choosing the lesser of two evils is not what He is communicating to you. Doesn’t
scripture say, “Choose good, not evil that you may live!” (This may not be an
exact quote, but is found in the book of Amos.) Choosing the lesser of two evils
is still choosing evil.
"...and seek my face..." If we are seeking God's
face, will be that focused on McCain's or Obama's? In fact, is there anything at
all in either one of these men that would point one to Christ? Other than the
fact that they are bipedal humanoids created by God, I have not been able to see
even one thing in either one of them that would make me think of my
“…and turn from their wicked ways…” Is there
anyone who believes that this does not and cannot be referring directly to the
pride that we are being told in the beginning to humble ourselves of? To turn
from our wicked ways would require repentance from our sin of thinking that we
know all of the answers and that God is incapable of providing for our best
interests. Doesn’t our Savior, in Matthew, tell us that God cares more for us
than the flowers of the field and the birds of the air. And yet, does he allow
them to be ruled by despots? Being ruled by tyrants has always been God’s way of
judging His people for pride, disobedience, and unfaithfulness. If we repent now
and turn from our wicked ways at this point in time, might God just remove from
us this judgment? Well, let’s continue reading to see what the rest of the
“…then will I hear from heaven…” Does God
suggest here that He will not hear our prayers as long as we are not humble,
repentant, and prayerful? It sure sounds like it to me. But, in accordance with
contractual law, He promises to begin listening to our prayers and to restore
relationship with us as soon as we repent, humble ourselves, and pray. And
unlike you or I, God never violates a covenant.
“…and will forgive their sins…” Forgiveness only
comes afteer humility and repentance. This is a central theme of scripture. If
we repent, then God will forgive. There are terms. Salvation is a free gift
thatt cannot be achieved through works, but we still do have some minimal
requirements. Be humble, pray, turn from your wicked ways. Failing these things,
God will not listen to us, will not forgive our sins.
“…and will heal their land.” Besides the
judgment of tyranny upon God’s people who are unrepentant and proud, other
judgments which are common themes throughout scripture include: drought, famine,
pestilence, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, plague, etc. Does anyone other
than me notice that there is a high level of these scourges occurring across the
nation today? Not only has there been a lot of drought and other ‘acts of God’
occurring, but we are, as are many other nations, facing famine because of
over-exportation of food supplies, the government paying people not to farm, and
the devaluation of our fiat money so that a loaf of bread that a few years ago
cost one dollar now costs upwards of four dollars and climbing.
So, my Christian friend, I pray that you would study on this, dwell on this, and act on this before you go to the polls to vote. Remember that God performed miracles throughout the Old Testament, and continued this throughout the New Testament. God can do the same even today, but will not do so if we do not want or allow him to do so. Don’t get me wrong, God is not limited by us, but is willing to allow himself to be limited when giving us what we think we want as a way of getting our attention. Are you paying attention yet?
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