Archive for July, 2016

It Doesn’t Matter

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Well, we just finished both political conventions – and the differences couldn’t be more clear.  I’ll let each of you reading this decide for yourself what that means.  My point in this post is that no matter who wins, it doesn’t matter.  Romans 13:1 says clearly: “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.”  

While I would argue that God is not necessarily in charge of what goes on, he most certainly is in control of what goes on. When Satan offered Jesus the nations of the world if He would worship him (Satan), it was not from a false position of ownership. In Ephesians 2:2, Satan is referred to as the ruler of the kingdom of the air (and by context, the ways of the world). So at the present time, it would seem that Satan, not God, is in charge of the affairs of man.

But do not despair, he can only do what God allows him to do, and that only for a predetermined amount of time.

So in the big picture, it does not matter who sits on the throne of America, God allowed him/her to be there – and that person will fulfill God’s will for our nation (whether it be to our benefit or our detriment [judgement]). As a Christian, our role in our nation’s affairs should be on our faces in sackcloth and ashes begging God’s forgiveness. Nothing in politics will ever improve until this nation turns back to God.


Congratulations, J&O!

Monday, July 25th, 2016

It’s hard to believe it has already been 1 year!  Exactly one year ago today, with the entire Knight clan in Pennsylvania, Jerry and Olivia were wed on a perfect day. We wish them all the best in life. May their love for each other grow stronger through the years, and may God bless them richly.

Congratulations, Jerry and Olivia!  We love you.


Mom and Dad

I hate Politics…

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

… which is why I am liking Donald Trump more and more: Trump is taking on the political establishment head on.

Yes, he is arrogant. Yes, he comes across as a bully. Those are the reasons I have been very slow to show any support for him as the conservative candidate. But after last night’s acceptance speech, I am on board with Trump. He gave a very passionate (and at times, compassionate) message of America First. It was obvious he is going after the votes of those who feel slighted or disadvantaged under the current regime. I would like to see the GOP specifically going after the black and Latino voters more, because his message hits them right where many of them live. The fact is that no presidency or party  in my lifetime has really helped our inner cities in terms of education, crime, employment. The Democrats have thrown tax payer dollars into food stamps that only encourage dependency on the government, thus ensuring an enduring voting base. But that does nothing to improve their quality of life, and bring them into the middle class. Historically, the Republicans have done even less for our inner cities. It is good to hear Trump wanting to change that.

As far as foreign policy, there is no comparison between Trump and his opponent. We have had the finest military in the world for many years. However, the military is only as effective as the politicians will allow them to be. We could have ended terrorism in 1990, but the military was never allowed to finish the job. Somehow, I believe Trump will allow the job to be finished. Unapologetically.

I personnally knew a retired Army general who owned 5000 acres in Arizona, whose southern fence was the border with Mexico. He constantly had to patrol his land to dispose of the dead bodies of illegal immigrants who died trying to sneak into our country. He estimated that 1500 people made their way into America across his land per year. I understand compassion for people who are hoping for a better life. But I also understand that unconstrained influx of the world’s poor will crush our schools, hospitals, and job markets.  Then there is the whole refugee issue. I completely agree that we cannot allow those refugees in until we have a way to positively sort out the legitimate refugees from those who will do us harm. Americans are worse off because we have not enforced our immigration laws. Period. So Trump’s message to control immigration is a welcome one.

The media continues to denigrate Trump’s message by telling half-truths and lies. What I heard was a man who is unashamedly Patriotic, and has a solid grasp on the problems facing our nation, and also has the internal fortitude to do something positive about those problems.

If I had done that….

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

… I would be locked up a long time in prison.  The FBI “recommendation” that HC not be prosecuted is a complete mockery of national security and federal regulations. If a regular government employee had information that obviously should have been classified on a personal email server, that person would have been prosecuted. The excuse that it was not classified at the time is NO EXCUSE. When we are awarded a security clearance, we are trained in what constitutes classified information at the level of our clearance. She KNEW it should have been classified, and if she didn’t, she was incompetent to hold a clearance in the first place.

And who is the FBI making the “recommendation” to? I assume the Attorney General, who is an Obama appointee. Of course he’s not going to prosecute! He likes the power and prestige of his position.

I don’t always agree with Donald Trump in his methodology, but he is totally right in his assessment of this fiasco.

I just had to vent. This nation is doomed if she is elected.




Edit…  and now there is talk of Obama giving her a pardon, even without charges being brought! (to prevent her from suffering any punishment) Is there no end to this madness!?!?!