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Concern ≠ Hate

target_montanaThere are a few ways to spin the current refugee crisis and then there is the truth.  If you are on the Right you may believe the refugee crisis is a masked Islamic invasion force, sent to destroy the last vestiges of Western society and Christendom and establish Sharia Law in its place.  If you are on the Left you might see the crisis as emerging from decades of war for oil in the Middle East in which America has played a significant role, resulting in waves of displaced victims who need our help.  In reality, each viewpoint contains some of the truth, but not all the truth.

The International Rescue Committee recently announced it had obtained permission from the State Department to open an office in Missoula, Montana to facilitate the resettlement of refugees.  This came at the urging of Soft Landing Missoula, a group of soft-hearted liberals headed up by Mary Poole.  Poole has said that the idea to bring refugees to Missoula arose last fall, while discussing the tragic situation in Syria with friends from the comfort of her living room.  It will be the second time Missoula has hosted a refugee resettlement office (the first time was in 1979, to help Hmong refugees from Laos after the Vietnam War, according to the Missoulian).  The plans were given a green light despite opposition from communities throughout Western Montana.  Similar efforts have been derailed in nearby Flathead and Ravalli counties, but does it even matter?  Public opinion is being overridden from on high.  City councils, churches, state governments and tribes are being brought into the fold.  Since escalations in the Syrian conflict last year, Montana has been under more pressure to open its gates, as Idaho and Washington continue to struggle with refugee populations.

If you want to know who I am and where I come from, go here:  One American (An Introduction).  You can spare me your accusations of racism and hatred.  I do not care about your politics, nor am I interested in converting you over to conservatism.  I am only interested in the preservation of America.  If you love this country like I do, then you will want to read further, because your life is about to change suddenly and dramatically.  If you genuinely despise America and would like to see it dismantled in favor of, I dunno, a totalitarian dictatorship, then stop.  Ok, were you hoping for a more egalitarian society, a utopia where borders do not exist, people respect one another and all (or no) religions are valid?  I am willing to concede that most people reading this have a genuine concern about the situation and would like to see America do the right thing.  We can start there, because the engineers behind the refugee crisis do not share your sentimentality for an America that used to be a force for good in the world.

How do we decide what the right thing to do is?  Well, a strong moral foundation goes a long way.  Facts help too.  Of course, it is hard to make good decisions regarding the future and security of our nation when we are being lied to.  And we are absolutely being lied to with regard to the Syrian refugee crisis.  While the crisis is real, it is a manufactured crisis, a fact obscured by a carefully orchestrated media deception.  The actual plan to inundate the West with third-world populations begins with the United Nations and ends with people like Mary Poole, who, despite their concern, simply do not understand the larger agenda.  They are the poop-end of a global beast system that has been set loose to devour nations- economically, culturally and politically.

We should all be busy examining the real threats facing Montana and the rest of the nation, but instead we are locked in a cage match, shouting insults back and forth at each other.  Oh yes, that’s part of the plan as well.  Meanwhile, migrants are already being brought in, housing is being built and public assistance funds are being reallocated.  This “public debate period” serves only to create the appearance that ordinary citizens have a say in the matter.

Missoula is just a few miles south of the Flathead Indian Reservation.  Home to the University of Montana, students, along with scores of California transplants have been steadily transforming this once conservative lumber town into their own Rocky Mountain version of Berkeley.  In their desire to appear legit, they have signed on to just about every progressive, George Soros, MoveOn.org, Ford Foundation funded scam to come down the pike for the last decade or so, from Occupy to Black Lives Matter.  Care to wager on whether The Satanic Temple will be erecting a beastly edifice here in the next year?

On March 12th, concerned citizens held an American Security Rally on the steps of the Missoula County courthouse in defiance of plans to resettle refugees in the area.  According to attendees, a group of protesters led by Mary Poole, at one point held up a sign with an arrow pointing toward the group that said “racists.”  How predictable.  But when a group of Native Americans, including members of the Blackfeet and Assiniboine tribes, showed up to speak out against the resettlement plans, the sign was quietly put away (locked back up in the hatch of somebody’s Subaru no doubt).  Poole’s group initially assumed the Indians were there to support their cause.  The Left is always trying to draft American Indians for their Marxist causes.  But the depressed economy of Montana, which is even more pronounced on its seven Indian reservations, will certainly be strained even further by hundreds of refugees being fast-tracked into low-wage jobs and low-income housing.  And when they are not able to hold down these jobs, they will put even more pressure on the welfare system.

This illustrates what opponents of refugee resettlement and illegal immigration are facing across the country- accusations of racism and hatred.  It does not seem to matter that Islam is a religion, not a race.  Nor does it matter if you are Black or Latino or Native American- if you do not support the agenda of the authoritarian Left- which is to transform America into a “global community” through massive migration, then you will promptly find yourself on their hit list.  In response to objections from the public, supporters of refugee resettlement held a “March Against Hate” in downtown Missoula on March 1st, again promoting the idea that expressing concern about security is equivalent to hate-speech.

These are the same kind of tactics being used by protesters against Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, who has called for a halt to the stream of Muslim refugees into America until we can devise a better screening process.  He has also said he will secure our borders and infamously, “build a wall and make Mexico pay for it.”  This is not driven by racism, but a desire to protect the citizens of our country from those who seek to harm us.  It is common sense in a sea of lunacy, and the precise reason why Trump is so popular.  Trump recognizes that our southern border with Mexico is not being crossed illegally by just folks from Mexico and Central America seeking a better life, but by people from all over the globe, including hostile regions in the Middle East and Africa.  He has called attention to the crisis in Europe, who rolled out a red carpet for the Muslims only to be viciously attacked time and time again, most recently in Brussels, Belgium.

Atrocities committed by Muslims across Europe are only going to grow in frequency.  For decades, European society has been indoctrinated with multiculturalism and socialism, and Christians there long ago abandoned their faith in Jesus Christ in favor of atheism, humanism and the New Age.  It is because of this spiritual void that Europe has become the target of Islamic jihad.   And now, America is on suicide watch, as we follow the same pattern we have seen in Europe.  This has either escaped the comprehension of those like Mary Poole or, it is welcomed.  Many on the Left hold to the idea that the prosperous, industrious West is to blame for the ills of the world and must be stopped.  It is the same ideology that elected Barack Obama in 2008 and props up current Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders.  That ideology is socialism, and as a recent article from politicallyshort.com points out, there is a growing coalition between the radical Left and Islam.  Don’t think so?  Here is an excerpt from the Islamic State’s own manifesto titled Black Flags from Rome:

“A growing population of left-winged activists (people who are against; human/animal abuses, Zionism, and Austerity measures etc) look up to the Muslims as a force who are strong enough to fight against the injustices of the world. Many of these people (who are sometimes part of Anonymous and Anarchy movements) will ally with the Muslims to fight against the neo-Nazis’ and rich politicians. They will give intelligence, share weapons and do undercover work for the Muslims to pave the way for the conquest of Rome.”

This passage not only reveals how psychotic ISIS is, but how gullible they think you are.  Isn’t it interesting that the Left is always comparing those on the Right, the Tea Party, Donald Trump, etc. to the Nazis?  They forget that Hitler was a Socialist.  Hitler was also enamored with Islam and thought it to be far more compatible with Nazism than Christianity.  In a private conversation with his Minister of Armaments, Albert Speer, Hitler said, “The Mohammedan religion (Islam) too would have been much more compatible to us than Christianity. Why did it have to be Christianity with its meekness and flabbiness?”  Hitler lamented that Europe was conquered by Christians instead of Muslims.  A fact that is not covered in modern high-school history books is that the Nazis were allied with the Islamists in the Balkans, North Africa and Palestine during World War II.  Though Hitler viewed the Arabs as inferior, he admired their fanatical devotion to their religion and therefore found them useful.

The trouble is, the West has been spoon-fed the idea that Islam is a religion of peace.  The media has been instructed to downplay the notion of Islamic terrorism or simply not cover acts of terror carried out by Muslims.  For example, the recent massacre in San Bernadino by two Muslim extremists was treated as “workplace violence,” and even when it became apparent that it was an act of terror, blame was placed on the killer’s co-workers, who must have been insensitive to his Muslim ideology. Since the 1990s, school curriculums across the country have been incorporating teachings on Islam.  So, where are the lawsuits from the Freedom From Religion Foundation?  Where have all the declarations of “separation of church and state” gone?  Or does that only apply when we are trying to curtail the influence of Christianity?  Where are all the feminists screaming about the abuse of women under Islam?

Ahead of this planned resettlement operation, an Arabic professor from the University of Montana is being trotted across the state to offer “Perspectives On Islam” lectures. The lectures have been held at public libraries and amazingly, Christian churches.  In his presentation, Samir Bitar explains the “Five Pillars of Islam” to bewildered Montanans and conveniently leaves out any mention of jihad or “holy fighting.”  Lessons in our public schools similarly leave out any mention of jihad.  Maybe that’s because this insidious plan to brainwash our kids wouldn’t go over too well if we were honest.  I wonder if all the innocent people blown to bits by Islamic suicide bombers were neo-Nazis and rich politicians?

Are they then secure from Allah’s scheme?  None deemeth himself secure from Allah’s scheme save folk that perish.

Qu’ran [Al-A’raf 7:99]

It is not entirely your fault that you’ve been led to believe the mythology surrounding the refugee crisis.  In concert with prominent world leaders like Angela Merkel, Barack Obama and Pope Francis, all the major corporate media outlets are engaged in an overt propaganda campaign to misrepresent immigration issues and those who oppose their agenda.  The confusion is by design.  What they were not counting on was the explosion of the alternative media, made up of journalists, bloggers and ordinary citizens- armed with cell phones, digital cameras and a moral imperative to expose the truth.  Our overlords have not been completely successful at silencing the voice of the people; they are behind the curve and scrambling desperately to beat us to the finish line.  The sole authority (save the Word of God) standing in their way is the First Amendment of the Constitution and believe me, as I write this, they are busy strategizing a work-around.

Although the refugee crisis has been in the planning stages for decades, special thanks  for its recent escalation is due the Obama Administration and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who plotted the Arab Spring of 2013 as a phony democratic uprising, laid waste to Libya, toppled the government of Ukraine, and continue to support radical Sunni militants (including al-Qaeda and ISIS) against President Bashar al-Assad in Syria.  Because of these policies, large swaths of territory across the Middle East and Northern Africa have become lawless war zones, allowing militant wahhabists to gain control.  Thousands of Christians and Muslim minorities in their path are being forced to flee their homes to escape butchering and enslavement.  Their target is anyone who refuses to renounce their beliefs and declare that Allah is supreme.  ISIS treats Shiite Muslims as apostates and they are killed in similar fashion.  In some areas, the infidels are given the opportunity to pay the jizya (tax), which permits them to live, but in humiliating conditions, in subjugation to Islamic authorities.

If it were displaced Christians and Kurds and Yazidis flooding into Europe, the United States and Canada there would not be an issue, but this is not what is happening.  The overwhelming makeup of “refugees” arriving at the borders are young, Muslim males culled from all over the Muslim world, many of whom are sympathetic towards ISIS or otherwise favor Islamic Law and are therefore not targets.  So who are they fleeing?  It’s not the Syrian Army and it’s not Russia.  The reality is anybody and everybody who wants a free pass into Europe and the West are using this opportunity- this lack of discretion- to enter in.  ISIS has explicitly said they will exploit the refugee crisis to gain entry into Europe and the United States, and they have.  In a poll released back in November, close to a third of Syrian refugees indicated they either supported ISIS completely or had mixed feelings about the terrorist group.  Mary Poole and her group have misrepresented their role in this resettlement process from the beginning, assuring the public that Missoula’s refugees would be a special group, hand-picked for safety.  It is clear however that the United Nations and the State Department have been running this operation from day one.  Now under the Obama Administration’s “surge” policy, the time generally required to process refugee admissions is being cut from two years to three months.  In simplistic terms, the idea is not to help more people, the idea is to get as many in before regime change or public opinion sways, whichever comes first.

Explain to me again why American citizens must give up our Fourth Amendment rights and endure humiliating pat-downs and intrusive body scans at the airport, when the primary candidates for terrorism are given a green light and our southern border remains unsecured.  There is no reasonable explanation other than the orchestrated take-down of the United States.  The FBI stated months ago they were investigating ISIS threats in all fifty states.  Resident Obama says that refugees shouldn’t be subjected to a religious test before being permitted entry to the United States.  Then why is it that Christians, who are suffering genocide across the Middle East and Africa are given such low priority?  Anyone with a shred of common sense can detect that something is very wrong here, but we cannot ask these questions without being eyed as a domestic terrorist.  It does not matter that these facts have been confirmed by our own government, when you have a population that is largely ignorant and apathetic and a Church that is asleep.

All refugees are not terrorists.  But we currently have no practical means of determining who is a terrorist and who is not.  Clearly there are refugees seeking escape from war torn areas, but many are economic refugees being lured to the E.U. and United States by our overly generous welfare system.  Despite being “rescued” from the spread of radical Islam and despite the free housing, food, jobs, cash, high-speed internet, etc. many retain a deep distrust and animosity towards the West and have no intention of assimilating into our society or adopting our culture.  Like the “global citizens” who support them, they hate America, but will gladly take the freebies anyway.  If you were living on the run from bloodthirsty warlords for weeks or months, wouldn’t you be grateful towards the nation that took you in and provided for your most basic necessities?  Instead, they have clearly demonstrated their ingratitude and complete disregard for law and order.  They still retain their hatred for Jews and Christians; they still champion the destruction of America and the subservience of women.  They have brought their medieval culture of mayhem, misogyny, pedophilia, rape and murder to our shores.  They live among you, in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and increasingly, small town America.  If they cannot have autonomous areas where Sharia is enforced, they will seek to subvert our laws at the city, county, state and national level.  Certainly there will be a sharp rise in the number of ISIS linked (or inspired) attacks in the United States as a result of this resettlement.

The socialist rags that pass for newspapers around here have been busy drawing comparisons between the current crisis and the resettlement of Hmong refugees in Montana throughout the 80s.  These are not Hmong refugees, who were grateful for the opportunity to resettle in the United States, where they gradually assimilated and became contributing members of society.  There was culture shock on both sides and snags along the way in the resettlement process, but the Hmong people desired to become part of America and honored what America stood for.  Even in “backwoods” Montana, they thrived.  Are we really supposed to believe that in 2016, xenophobia has suddenly exploded to epidemic proportions across America?  In a recent article it is recalled that in 1980, Charlie “Cha” Moua, a prominent member of the Hmong community in Missoula said of his people, “We do not want to be a burden to other Americans.  It is our highest ideal to work together for our mutual benefit.  We need lots of help- but most of all, we need your friendship and understanding.  In return we can only offer you ours, and a common will to work for the good of the United States and her citizens.”  This is the complete antithesis of what Muslims hope to accomplish by resettling here.

Immigrants (both legal and illegal) from the founding of our nation to the present have come to America seeking a better life and have been instrumental in building and shaping America for the benefit of all.  My own father was a Portuguese immigrant from Bermuda, who came here legally when he was sixteen and became a U.S. citizen in the 1980s.  These groups desired to become part of American society and reap the benefits of freedom and opportunity.  They continue to come to America and they are welcomed, because they love America and have something to contribute.

But now, at the beckoning of the United Nations, Pope Francis and other globalist authorities, Americans are being coerced into accepting immigration from groups who have no intention on assimilating American culture or contributing to it.  At best, they are coming to cash in on all the promised benefits (this makes for the “soft landing” I suppose) at the expense of hard working Americans.  Who can blame them?  We’re offering them a magic carpet ride out of countries that have already been wrecked by war and corruption.  They will fundamentally change the landscape of America to look more like the places they come from.  In the eyes of our globalist masters though, the days of American prosperity are over; in order for the world to be “fair,” America must also be impoverished.  At worst, the migrants are consciously using this opportunity to infiltrate our nation.  Since there is no practical screening process in place any longer to weed out criminals and terrorists, and border agents are being asked to look the other way, they are free to expand the scope of their criminal and terrorist operations.  We have become a land of lawlessness.  The migrant influx will strain our nation’s resources to the breaking point, forever changing our way of life.

We should ask, why are none of the wealthy Gulf states taking Muslim refugees?  Surely they would be more easily assimilated into their society versus ours.  But the plan is not to send the migrants to other Muslim lands, it is to send them to the West.  And whether you believe it is an invasion or not, it is certainly aimed at disrupting the homogeneity of Western, Judeo-Christian society.  Although I emphatically disagree with the Islamic religion, I do not hate Muslims.  I recognize that they are being used as part of a larger agenda which, in time, will mean the outlawing of all religious expression along with free speech in general and the stripping of all our God-given rights under the Constitution.

Whether or not you agree that America is a Christian nation, you cannot argue that Christianity did not play a foundational role in the structuring of our society.  And although our Constitution guarantees freedom of religion for all, Christians have abandoned their posts as representatives of Jesus Christ.  If you want to know why were are under the threat of radical Islam it is because we have yielded that territory.  As Christians we are supposed to occupy until the return of Jesus Christ.  That means we are supposed to stand upon the Word and fight, not roll over and expose our soft bellies for the slaughter.  If we should die in the cause of defending God and country, then it is a noble death.  Jesus does not expect us to foolishly buy into a Satanic globalist agenda, in fact, he warns against it [Revelation 17].  But the Church has joined forces with the world, accepting practices and beliefs that are an abomination to the Lord, priming the machine that will eventually pick our country apart.  We are witnessing the execution of a globalist operation to undermine American sovereignty and turn our great nation into an international “region” governed by the United Nations where they (not we) get to decide the composition of our population and the moral relevance of our laws.  Under globalist rule, the Constitution becomes nothing more than an arcane document.

Ever notice how everyone blames the elite for the ills of the world, yet somehow the elite never become the target of war, terrorism, protest, embargo, etc.  That’s because they are playing us all off each other.  Everyone believes their enemy supports or is being supported by the elite.  They know someone is oppressing them, but they can never break through the matrix and expose them.  They are the enemy of all the people of the world.  That is why concern does not equal hate.  They can operate in a capitalist system or a communist system, a democracy or a dictatorship.  They have equal disregard for Islam and Christianity; they merely use religion to divide and conquer us.  They fight like wolves amongst themselves for ultimate control of this New World Order, in which all human beings are disposable.  They control the religions because they formed the religions.  The answer is to stop being religious and start forming a relationship with Jesus Christ.


This Is A Call (Part Two)

ichabodAs I mentioned in my previous post This Is A Call (Part One), I was baptized in the Catholic Church as a baby and experienced a sorta-Catholic upbringing as a child.  I find it curious that I remember absolutely nothing from my catechism classes, except for being dropped off and picked up.  Was it so traumatic that I blocked it from my memory?

I spent my time as a young adult seeking spiritual enlightenment outside the confines of organized religion.  But, it was my need for confession that called me back to the Catholic Church thirty years later.  By this time, I had inflicted a great deal of emotional and psychological harm to myself and those I loved.  My marriage and my life were crumbling without Jesus.  Breaking down and confessing my sins was a helpful experience, if not a transformative one.

I met monthly with a Jesuit priest for about a year.  His laid-back personality was unexpected, as was his use of the word “bullshit,” as was his personal library, which I recall included a book about Islam and a DVD of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, which he happily lent to my seven-year-old daughter.  Amusing.  None of this sounded an alarm for me.  To the contrary, it made me feel like this whole Catholic thing didn’t have to be so serious.  Here was a Catholic priest no less, who seemed to be an open-minded, regular guy.  I have since learned more about the Society of Jesus and after reading a column this priest wrote recently for the local paper regarding climate change, I view my experience with him in a new light.  I still had my reservations about the Catholic Church and was holding back my complete faith and devotion from God.

My family and I moved to a new town and sampled the local Catholic Church.  The priest was a sincere and gentle Polish man.  He spoke in a meek voice and struggled with his English.  The mass service was very passive.  Having confessed my sins, I was eligible to again receive the sacrament of the Eucharist, which I did.  I was warming up.  I also sought counsel from this priest and, to his credit, he reminded me that all things were possible through Jesus Christ and urged me to pray, in order that my small faith might grow.  He pointed out that a great many saints and even the apostles of Christ lacked faith.

I found myself listening to a variety of radio programs on EWTN, including Catholic Answers Live, which re-familiarized me with the basic tenets of Christianity and Church tradition.  I learned about writer G.K. Chesterton (a Catholic convert) through The Apostle of Common Sense.  I would get excited when I would catch the Fathers of Mercy Hour while running errands in the car.  My mind and spirit was being fed through the impassioned talks about family, marriage, sin, mercy- whatever the topic might be. Essentially, my return to God was supported to a large degree by the Catholic Church.

But as I hungered for more understanding, I was led to a circle of “watchmen” composed of pastors, writers and journalists who were often critical of the Catholic Church, citing non-Biblical practices and their objection to papal authority.  I very quickly found myself in a conflict of faith.  Catholics will insist that the Catholic Church is the original Church founded by Jesus Christ, with Peter serving as first Pope.  Jesus implores us several times in the Gospels to not be deceived.  I had to ask myself, was it the Catholic message I was responding to, or the message of Jesus Christ?  If indeed it was the Holy Spirit guiding me and calling me back, it would make sense that He use the most immediate, effective path to accomplish this.  If we accept that God exists beyond the physical boundaries of time and space and is all-knowing, He can certainly chart that path for us.  For one person that journey might begin with a car accident, for another, a visit from a Mormon missionary, for another, a documentary about Noah.  For me, the Catholic Church was already there.

We mistakenly understand “church” to mean a building where Christians of a particular denomination congregate on Sunday to worship God.  So, Jews call their building a synagogue, Mormons call their building a temple, Muslims call their building a mosque, Jehovah’s Witnesses call their building a kingdom hall, and so on.  What does Jesus mean though, when He talks about His Church? The Greek word ecclesia, often mis-translated as “church” in the New Testament, literally means “congregation” or “assembly.”

And I did consider other churches. I even spoke with an Episcopalian priest, a recovering alcoholic who jokingly described the Episcopal Church as “Catholic Church without the guilt.”  But… I was guilty.  I wondered how one’s guilt could be ignored, when the fundamental requirement for forgiveness and everlasting life- repentance- comes from an admission of guilt?  And what is guilt but an understanding of wrongdoing, which arises from our God-given conscience?  Would I have been better off wandering into a Baptist or Presbyterian church on a whim, asking to be saved?  Why not just go with what I sorta know?  I had to trust that God would meet me where I was at, and take me to where I needed to be.

In the same way that YHWH saw Israel, not as a particular strip of land along the Mediterranean, but as His chosen people, Jesus regards His Church as His people.  The modern nation of Israel is therefore not synonymous with the chosen people and those that show up to worship at 10 a.m. Sunday morning are not necessarily Christ’s people.  Now, maybe my logic isn’t air-tight here, but it seems ridiculous to me that God would consider our particular denomination, or whether we were Catholic or Protestant, or whether we showed up every Sunday, at the time of our judgement.  At that time, God examines the condition of our hearts, whether we were repentant and accepted the gift of salvation from His Son, Jesus and kept His commandments to the best of our ability.

“The one who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me. And the one who loves Me will be loved by My Father.  I also will love him and will reveal Myself to him…

… If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word, My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.”

[John 14: 21, 23]

In addition to calling non-believers, God is calling His faithful servants out of the churches because they preach a compromised Gospel.  To one degree or another, most churches have embraced the wisdom of the world in an effort to be more tolerant and open.  Both Catholic and Protestant churches have become infiltrated and impotent.  For the most part, pastors, priests and parishioners alike are mindlessly going through the motions when they participate in church service, but how many truly love God?  We are called upon to love the Lord with all our heart, soul and mind [Matthew 22:37].  As Christians, we are not to assimilate with the world and blend in, we stand apart as witnesses for Christ.  Dare I say, most Christian congregations are not in alignment with Christ, and that is tragic.  Where the Word is not preached and practiced, the glory of God is not present- ichabod.

enochI understand the Protestant doctrine of sola scriptura, which holds that the only legitimate source of truth can be the Holy Scriptures, but is everything except the Bible beyond consideration?  And I’m not talking about Little Red Riding Hood here, but what about the Book of Enoch, which is mentioned in the Bible [Jude 1:14-15]?  Excerpts from the Book of Enoch were discovered as part of the Dead Sea Scrolls.  The Catholic Church rejects the doctrine of sola scriptura; they contend that there are many Church traditions which date back to the time of Jesus, or the first few centuries after his death and resurrection, which are not specifically outlined in the Bible, so they also rely on the writings of the early Church fathers, etc.  I tend to agree.  For Christians, knowledge of the Bible should absolutely be central to the practice of our faith, but it cannot be the sole source of wisdom.  I have come to believe that God and His principles can be observed in all of Creation, even if not specifically referenced in the Bible, but we must be careful to check our understanding against the Scriptures to ensure there is no contradiction.  Indeed, there are potentially thousands of works of literature or art or music which extol the wisdom of our Lord, and yes, we can wonder in His Creation by spending a day fishing on the lake, but Satan is always attempting to cloud our perception and direct us away from Truth.  That is why we need discernment, to protect us from diluting the Word with secular ideology and polluting the Word with witchcraft, astrology, idolatry and the false religion of the fallen ones.  Discernment is a gift of the Holy Spirit and we can pray for it.

Because the shepherds of the Lord have not been vigilant, the flock has been led astray. Whole denominations have adopted practices that are not only non-Biblical, but are non-Christian.  “Mega-church” is an oxymoron.  The only way to attract hordes of well-wishers to your church building or sell millions of self-help books is to dilute and pollute, preaching a false, new-age gospel which does not call on its adherents to repent of their sins, does not teach about the Blood and Resurrection of Jesus Christ and does not speak of the prophets and Revelation.  Pay attention to the titles of some best-selling books by mega-pastor Joel Osteen: You Can, You Will, The Power of I AM, etc.  Now certainly the Lord wishes for our lives to be enriching, but through Him.  Joel Osteen would like you to believe that if we invoke the name of God, we can attract power and wealth to us.  This is nothing more than witchcraft.  The Lord is not our servant, sent to fetch whatever our heart desires.  We do not pray for material things and worldly influence.  Christians pray for the discernment to recognize where Jesus is directing us.  We are His servants.  The masses flee when they hear the real message of Jesus Christ.  Jesus is not a motivational speaker; His message is not a self-help message, it’s a message of abandoning the self and turning to God.

The prophets spoke of a day when the world would embrace a one-world religion and one-world government, one in which all teachings have value and morality is relative; that monstrosity will be headed up by the Antichrist.  Christians are being primed for this day.  The global governance of the Evil One will seem like an attractive solution to the chaos and destruction set to be loosed on the Earth.  All that God created is being desecrated and Christians are being pressured into accepting it, including sexual perversion of all kinds, idolatry, blasphemy and the corruption and destruction of life.

Jesus never said all paths lead to God, he said the way to eternal life is narrow [Matthew 7:14].  Pope Francis however has boldly proclaimed that Muslims worship the same God as Christians.  How is this possible when Muslims reject the divinity of Jesus Christ?  I was shocked to hear this.  I was shocked to learn also that Muslims were invited to conduct Islamic prayer services inside the Vatican and that the Qur’an is openly being read there.  Excuse me?  In addition, according to Pope Francis, Jesus’ death on the cross was a failure.  Talk about shocking.  Now I understand he means in the earthly realm, in other words, Jesus failed to convince all whom he encountered that he was the Messiah.  But was that the purpose of Jesus being sent to Earth?  No.  Did not God the Father already know that humanity would reject His Son?  Yes.  He was not sent to persuade all to follow Him, He was sent to die for our sins.  It was the apostles who were instructed to spread the Gospel throughout the known world.  This is fundamentally Christian and fundamentally Catholic.  So why is the Pope suggesting that Christ failed in any capacity?  Apparently Christ also failed by excluding extra-terrestrials from salvation when he died for the sins of man- the descendants of Adam and Eve.  Pope Francis said that the Catholic Church would baptize Martians if they ever visited the Vatican, “Who are we to close doors?”  These sorts of statements represent a severe lack of understanding regarding the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and that is frightening for a man of such power and influence.

poprahIs the Pope evil, as in purposefully malicious and deceitful?  I do not think so.  But, he is incredibly gullible and instead of trusting in the Word, he has lent his ear to his cabal of advisers, all of whom are focused on specific political agendas which have nothing, it seems, to do with Jesus Christ.  So, perhaps the Pope himself is not evil, but he is certainly being used by those with evil intentions.  Does the Pope scour the internet at 2 a.m. doing his own research?  No.  Does the Pope study global climate patterns?  No.  Does the Pope study the links between certain vaccines and auto-immune disorders?  No.  Does the Pope even comprehend that “aliens” are demonic in nature, and have not traveled here from distant planets but have been alongside us all along?  Nope.  He consults with his experts, who have been culled from Marxist, atheist and environmentalist circles.  They offer up discussions on current events, popular trends, scientific consensus- the prevailing wisdom of the world- that which is causal and temporary and falling away.  If the Pope really is the vicar of Christ, shouldn’t I expect him to sound a little more like Jesus and a little less like Oprah Winfrey or Deepak Chopra?

We should not be shocked because this has all been forecast.  Last month, the Pope visited the United States and before speaking at the UN, met with the Resident of the White House and spoke before a joint session of Congress and the Supreme Court, not to condemn the recent redefinition of marriage or the seventy-million aborted children since the Roe v. Wade decision, or our nation’s rampant perversion and wickedness, but rather, to push for the UN’s Agenda 2030, which aims to build the platform upon which the Antichrist’s global government will be hoisted.  The deception is multifaceted and orchestrated.  Who can argue with such noble goals as saving the planet from environmental destruction, ending war, poverty, famine and unfairness in every form?  We have lost sight of the fact that only the Lord is capable of just rulership.  Human societies will always be flawed, because human beings are flawed.  The United States, with our Constitution and Bill of Rights may be the closest any human civilization has come to creating a equitable society, but it does not approach the perfection of God’s Kingdom.  The promise of utopia is a lie, as is the idea that salvation will come from our space brothers and their technology.

My need to define myself as a Catholic or Protestant ends in Jesus Christ.  We don’t go to church, we are the Church, assuming we are in alignment with Christ.  God is calling His faithful servants out of the church buildings and into His army, those who reject the wisdom of the world and stand, washed in the Blood of Jesus, to defend the faith.  This is the remnant.  I’m not suggesting people stop attending church services, I am suggesting we start inviting Jesus Christ to attend as well.  There are many who will prefer to sit in their pew, surrounded by those who compliment them on their charity and holiness, allowing gentle messages of comfort and joy to wash over them, drowning out their calling, their mission and their duty as Christians.  These apostate Christians will spearhead the persecution of the remnant Church, by characterizing true followers of Jesus Christ as radical fundies.  When Christianity falls under persecution in America, like in China, the Middle East and other parts of the world (Sweden!  Germany!  France!  Britain!), the Church will go underground.  Christ’s people will continue their worship in small groups in the relative safety of their homes.

“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”

[Matthew 18:20]

Do not be afraid to take your questioning to the Lord as I have done.  The God of the Old Testament is unfairly characterized as a God of wrath and vengeance.  And while YHWH has certainly administered punishment over the millennia, to know Him is to understand His abundant patience and mercy, His perfect justice and His infinite love.  From the Creator’s point of view, He desires His creation to rejoice in Him.  He desires to share His joy with mankind.  He wants us, through our own choosing, to demonstrate our gratitude by worshiping only Him.  We worship by faithfully following His commandments and honoring our covenants with Him.  It is only after the entire seed of mankind was corrupted that God brought forth the Great Flood to destroy all life, spare Noah and his family and a genetic record of all the beasts of the Earth.  Only after repeated pleas for men to turn from their evil ways and rejoin their Creator, does He rain down destruction.  All of Creation rests, not merely on principles of physics, but on the virtues of liberty and righteousness.  This idea is set forth in the very first chapter of Genesis when God says, “Let there be light” [Genesis 1:3].  Because in order for light to exist there first had to be darkness.  It follows that in order for there to be good, there must be evil.  To be alive is to exist in harmony with the Creator, to acquire everlasting life is to join with the Creator, into the light.  To be dead is to exist in opposition to the Creator, to inherit eternal death is to be severed from the Creator and cast into the void.

For a man there can be no greater calling than to be the spiritual head of his family, a faithful husband and loving father.  Now I hear God speak to me.  I feel the Holy Spirit move in me.  It is no mistake, or accident, or coincidence, or delusion… and it all began with a sincere prayer to know Truth.  You can know Him too.


Jade Helm: What’s In A Name?

jade_helmSpeculation about Jade Helm 15 has been mushrooming ever since Infowars broke the story back in March about the Army training exercise set for this summer.  1,200 Green Berets, Navy Seals and other special forces personnel will participate in the eight week drill, over a ten state area.  Most of the outrage has focused on a map of the Southwestern United States, included with the US Army Special Operations Command document on Jade Helm, identifying Utah and Texas as “hostile territory.”  This has lead to concerns the military training is targeting Americans in these traditionally conservative states.  The mainstream media immediately moved to discredit Alex Jones and Infowars by falsely claiming he said Jade Helm was a “martial law takeover.”  While Jones never made such a statement, he did say it appeared to be training designed to engage the American people, not unlike numerous other exercises which are steadily on the rise.

Perhaps in reaction to the unanticipated response from the American public, it seems the military has rolled out Jade Helm ahead of the official July 15th start date. Military exercises within Jade Helm states and elsewhere have already begun, most notably Operation Raider Focus out of Fort Carson in Colorado and urban warfare drills in Flint, Michigan.  Earlier this year, US Special Operations Forces along with Broward County police practiced detaining American citizens in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  These are just a few examples of the frightening increase of military activity on American soil- outside of military bases and in the “human domain.”

According to Army officials the training will require some participants to be in “civilian attire” and drive “civilian vehicles” and “some individuals may conduct suspicious activities designed to prepare them for complex environments overseas.”  The Army has repeatedly stated that the training is to help solders familiarize themselves with different terrain overseas.  But if the training is designed to prepare them for deployment overseas- say Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. then why train in American cities and towns?  Why attempt to blend in to the civilian population?  Why are farmers and ranchers being approached and offered money to utilize their land?  It’s clear the military is not being honest about what Jade Helm really represents, but I think we’re asking the wrong questions here.

While the debate over Jade Helm continues, Americans from all over the country are reporting a large-scale movement of military equipment, tanks, armored vehicles, humvees, cannons, razor wire, helicopters and more.  People have also observed an unusual amount of construction equipment being transported around the country, as well as FEMA buses, ambulances and mass-casualty units.  Countless pictures and videos have been taken by ordinary citizens in the last several weeks showing military convoys traveling US highways and military vehicles being transported by train, not to mention what appears to be an uptick in helicopter surveillance and aircraft flyovers.  Is this activity related to Jade Helm?  Is Jade Helm a cover for this unprecedented deployment of equipment?  Or are we dealing with something else?  Is Jade Helm just one component of a larger strategy of domination, that includes repositioning of military assets?

Surprisingly, not enough attention has been given to the name “Jade Helm” or its slogan, “Master The Human Domain.”  But herein lies the key to understanding what this training is all about.  While this has been pointed out before, it is worth noting that jade is a precious stone, valued by many ancient societies, but having a particular significance in Chinese dynastic culture where it was highly valued by emperors and believed to possess supernatural powers.  Helm is a naval term used to describe a navigation or control point; the captain’s wheel is the “helm” of the ship.  What are the implications of this?  Could we be saying that China is in control?  Is our government and military admitting that we are entering an era where America is no longer a global superpower?  Our $350 billion trade deficit with China is certainly one indicator of our diminished leverage.  With Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) moving to establish the New Development Bank to rival the Western dominated IMF and World Bank, and a shift away from the US dollar as the world’s reserve currency, the future of the US economy feels bleak.  Meanwhile, the Chinese have been busy buying up American infrastructure, businesses and housing.  If you recall back in 2012, on the heels of the Sandy Hook school shooting, China, through their state-run media, demanded that the American public be disarmed.  Why should China care unless they are anticipating some sort of future conflict with America?

By conducting urban military exercises on American soil, it appears obvious to me that the military is training for war here, but is it to defend against an invasion by the Chinese or Russians?  Doubtful.  More than likely our government is anticipating 1) An economic collapse, leading to rioting and civil unrest, and 2) A backlash against foreign control, globalism, UN peace keeping forces, gun confiscation, etc.  And who would be at the center of a resistance against a totalitarian federal government and foreign occupiers?  Patriots, Constitutionalists, veterans, Libertarians, etc.  In other words, people who believe in our sovereignty, liberty, self-determination and a free-market economy- you know, Americans- all the same groups the Pentagon has identified as the nation’s number one terrorist threat.  Assuming the economy does collapse and chaos ensues, inevitably the military will move in to restore law and order and the continuity of government.  They will attempt to coordinate their efforts with state and local law enforcement.  The UN may be called upon to assist in peace-keeping efforts, humanitarian aid, etc.  A civil war may erupt as martial law is imposed and the federal government tightens its grip on power.  So, in this scenario, its helpful to have all the equipment already in tactical position, as well as have your soldiers trained to comb the streets, going door-to-door, confiscating weapons and rounding up dissenters.  It seems suspect that as Jade Helm kicks off, another mass shooting, this time in Charleston, South Carolina, is being used to push the gun control agenda yet again.  Make no mistake about it, if they cannot succeed in passing gun control legislation through media manipulation and coercion, they will use an economic collapse, race riots, war or other calamities to do it by force.

Another scenario- World War III.  NATO and the US have been relentlessly pressuring Russia by building up forces along the Russian border, in the North Atlantic and the Black Sea.  Claiming “Russian aggression” in Crimea as justification, NATO and the US have been using increasingly provocative language in their condemnation of Vladimir Putin.  Nevermind the fact that the E.U. is responsible for removing the democratically elected government of Ukraine (which rejected E.U. membership) and replacing it with a Nazi dictatorship, who has furthered the persecution of ethnic Russians in Crimea.  If war breaks out, we would undoubtedly face more unrest and, in the case of a nuclear attack, a complete breakdown of our society.

When I did a simple search for “human domain” I found several documents and instances where this terminology has been used before.  This is old news to military insiders, but not most Americans.  In 2012, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno, along with Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos and Adm. William McRaven, head of U.S. Special Operations forces, authored a paper entitled, Strategic Landpower: Winning the Clash of Wills which highlights the importance of understanding the human domain as necessary for success in future conflicts.  It should be noted that the context of this paper was in relation to growing threats in the Pacific region, but in this paper, “human domain” is defined as the physical, cultural and social environments that exist within a conflict.  It also applies to how humans interact in cyberspace.

“Operations in the “human domain” provide a unique capability to preclude and deter conflict through shaping operations that leverage partners and populations to enhance local and regional stability. Moreover, effective engagement does not rest entirely on the forward stationing of large formations. Interdependent teams of conventional and special operations forces can build local forces capable of handling many situations that previously called for direct U.S. intervention, while maintaining a low-cost, small footprint presence almost indefinitely.”

– Strategic Landpower: Winning The Clash of Wills [pg.6]

What I understand from this is, “Mastering the Human Domain” means gathering information about people, predicting and anticipating responses, blending in and working with locals, establishing who’s friendly and who’s hostile, who’s mailable and who’s resistant.  In town hall meetings, such as the one that took place in Bastrop, Texas, the military has repeatedly tried to portray itself as innocuous.  They are selling the idea that their presence in the community will benefit local businesses.  For example, “Well if our boys stop in for a hamburger after the drill, I hope you’ll have a few tables for them [nervous laughter ensues].”  So, Jade Helm, in my estimation, is purely a psychological operation in advance of a full military roll out.  It is designed to descend on American towns and gauge the local response.  Are people uncomfortable with our presence?  Where is the resistance centered?  Who can we count on for information?  How many explosions in the middle of the night will people tolerate before they start to get cranky?  Notice, the Army is going town to town asking permission from city councils to conduct the training, complete with PowerPoint presentations explaining how wonderful and patriotic it is for their city to participate.

Personally, it makes me want to vomit that any American city would be ok with this obvious infiltration.  We should be praising the likes of Texas Governor Greg Abbot who ordered the Texas State Guard to monitor Jade Helm operations this summer. “During the training operation, it is important that Texans know their safety, constitutional rights, private property rights and civil liberties will not be infringed,” Abbott wrote.  Abbot was ridiculed in the media for acting responsibly, in my opinion.

It is important that Americans arm themselves with information and stand up to this incursion now.  The military, under the direction of the tyrannical federal government, is using this time period to evaluate how easily they can subdue a population in the aftermath of a crisis, whether it be food riots, an ISIS attack or any number of tragedies they’re peddling- take your pick.  Will they subdue you?  Will you allow them to commandeer your warehouse for clandestine meetings, where, by cover of night, they plan to strike “enemies” in a Third Avenue apartment building?  Will they have your assurances- your cooperation?  More Americans need to be storming the doors of city hall, demanding that their cities decline participation this “training exercise.”  Some cities, to their credit, have said no to Jade Helm, but acquiescence seems to be the norm.

The military claims to not understand the debate over Jade Helm.  In Bastrop, Army Lt. Col. Mark Lastoria said to a crowd of concerned citizens, “You may have issues with the administration. So be it. But this institution right here has been with you for over 200 years.  I’ve worn this uniform across five different administrations for 27 years.”  In other words, it’s fine to distrust the government, but you don’t question the Army.  Perhaps the Army needs to examine the simple fact that the armed forces are under the direct command of the President of the United States, an office that has become more dictatorial than ever before.  Surely the government, through their NSA spy programs, have taken notice of the pictures and videos people have posted to Facebook of military convoys and massive amounts of weaponry and equipment moving around the country.  If they wanted to quell fears, they could hold a press conference announcing that the transports are simply military equipment returning from scaled-back operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Maybe we’d even believe that.  But the fact that they’re silent on the issue is chilling.

“Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.”

– George Washington

I’m not a military expert.  I’m not even a veteran.  I admit that I haven’t done months of intense research on this issue, like others have.  I’m sure one can repel much further down this particular rabbit hole.  I’m just One American- of many.  My point is, the Army’s explanations regarding Jade Helm don’t match up with simple common sense or even a cursory understanding of history.  They think you’re stupid.  And in many cases, we are… ignorant.  Turn off CNN and FOX and educate yourself.  Observe.  And then, like in Bastrop, send them packing.


Who Are “They”?

manBe sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.

[1 Peter 5:8]

You may notice I use the pronoun “they” frequently.  Perhaps that’s sloppy journalism.  No problem.  According to Senator Dianne Feinstein, I’m not a real journalist anyways, because I didn’t go to school to earn a degree in Journalism and I’m not employed by a mainstream media corporation.  By this twisted logic, she argues that I’m not protected by the “freedom of the press” clause in the First Amendment of the Constitution.  No problem.  I’m still protected by the “freedom of speech” clause.  Of course this is just one more attempt to weaken the Bill of Rights and further suppress dissenting voices, this time by attacking bloggers and independent media.  Regardless, I do possess a sense of journalistic integrity and I feel obligated to provide as much for my readers.  So who are “they”?  Is Dianne Feinstein among their ranks?

What is a good definition of “they”?  If you happen to listen to Alex Jones, you’ll hear him refer to “globalists” a lot, which is less vague, but I tend to avoid that term. The globalists Alex Jones exposes are not the kum-ba-ya, one-love, utopian types, they’re more like the psychopathic, evil, world-domination types.  When I think of globalists, I think of hippies.  But clearly, “they” are not hippies, or ex-hippies even, although many masquerade as Liberals.  Maybe globalism doesn’t sound threatening enough.

Up until recently I viewed the idea of world government as a necessary and positive progression of civilization; moving away from Nationalism toward a more global, human community.  Once that was accomplished, I figured, the human species could then begin to solve the problems that have plagued us for centuries: war, famine, disease, poverty, etc.  The United Nations was a step in the right direction, naturally.  And, in a few hundred years perhaps we’d inhabit a universe like Star Trek, where these problems are long gone for the human race and what constitutes scandalous behavior is a starship Captain procuring a special vintage of real alcohol, racing off at warp eight to save a doomed planet, defying the Prime Directive of non-interference.  The prognosis?  Grim.  What would it take to unite the world?  An alien invasion?  A global catastrophe?  These are questions “they” have surely considered.

“They” are not the people of the world.  The people of the world have always languished under authoritarian control, in every era, in every place on Earth.  “They” are not strictly the civilian governments or politicians or business people of the world.  “They” are not the rich.  “They” are not the whites.  “They” are not American.  “They” are not you, or me.  “They” are a hard group to identify, but there are clues.  The clues are in their actions.  Their actions reveal who they serve, as enemies of mankind.  In this sense, “they” are individuals and groups of individuals, working surreptitiously to undermine humanity and enslave us for the sole benefit of themselves, and are found operating in all sectors of society.

The enemies of mankind are deceitful.  Often their actions are in direct contrast to their rhetoric.  We find many examples of this in the federal government.  For example, if they really wanted to win the so-called “war on drugs” then they would stop using the CIA to manage the drug trade, importing illicit drugs into the country.  They would legalize marijuana, thereby slashing the power of the drug cartels along the Mexican border.  But the “war on drugs” is too lucrative.  So is the “war on terror” and the innumerable other conflicts being waged around the world.  If they were truly interested in peace and stability, then they would stop supporting unpopular, despotic leaders as long as they are malleable to American interests, and they would stop using radicals to stir up tensions and spark revolts in those same countries when they need to install a new puppet they can control.  “They” play both sides.  The past century is replete with examples of the CIA manipulating political outcomes in other countries: Greece, Iran, Guatemala, Vietnam, Laos, Haiti, Congo, Ecuador, Bolivia, Cambodia, El Salvador, Panama and Iraq- just to name a few.

Little has changed in the twenty-first century.  Our leaders speak about spreading freedom and democracy while systematically toppling democratically elected leaders around the world.  They portray themselves as humanitarians rushing to the aid of the oppressed, while ignoring human rights abuses and genocide.  Why?  Because “they” hold positions of power and influence within the civilian government.  George W. Bush said in remarks about his presidential legacy, “I surrounded myself with good people… I carefully considered the advice of smart, capable people and made tough decisions.”  Even our President is a puppet “they” control.  If you’re not particularly bright when it comes to foreign policy or economics, you merely appoint advisers and “experts” to your Cabinet who make those tough decisions for you.  These “experts” are more accurately cronies– former defense contractors, pharmaceutical and biotech industry leaders and Wall Street bankers- who are not elected by the American people and therefore do not have the American people’s interests in mind.  “They” are totally unaccountable to the people and are frequently behind such legislative monstrosities as the Affordable Care Act, which has little to do with providing affordable healthcare and everything to do with expanding the federal government’s control over our lives.  If they really wanted to help rescue the nation’s healthcare system, the FDA would stop allowing poisons to be added to our food and water supply.  They would stop approving drugs and vaccines that destroy our body’s immune and neurological systems.  They would stop harassing companies that produce natural remedies and doctors who promote nutrition to prevent diseases like cancer, heart disease and diabetes.  They would stop legislating against home gardens and farmer’s markets.

The list of problems that could be righted by eliminating this corrupt influence is long.  If they wanted to help relieve the pressure on the failing and overcrowded public education system, they would encourage more homeschooling, instead of seeking to ban it in states like California.  If they wanted to bolster homeland security against terrorist threats and foreign invasions, they would encourage the proliferation of civilian militias instead of seeking to limit the Second Amendment and treating American citizens like criminals.  If they wanted to empower citizens against disasters, both natural and man-made, they would encourage self-reliance, survival skills and preparation, instead of targeting preppers and survivalists and building FEMA camps to imprison the population in the event of chaos and civil unrest.  If they wanted to create jobs, they would stop forcing manufacturing companies to leave for China, India and Mexico, and small business growth to stagnate because of draconian federal regulation and taxation.

What do they want then?  Nothing short of complete control.

Call them globalists or authoritarians or criminals.  Call them evil, call them satanic if you must.  But follow the money and examine the legislation they support.  These clues will help identify who “they” are.  The United States government is not the only example of an institution that has been infiltrated.  Many private companies, non-profit organizations, universities, churches and nations of the world are in the grip of corruption.  The myth of the United Nations as a means of achieving global harmony is crumbling.    Standing in the way of their agenda will help defeat them and restore freedom and self-rule to the people of the planet.

Be sober.  Be vigilant.


Montana Lawmakers Respond To Outcry Over Syria

capitolOn August 28, I wrote my Congressional representatives from the state of Montana about the escalating situation in Syria.  This included Senators Max Baucus (D), Jon Tester (D) and House representative Steve Daines (R).  This was the content of my e-mail:

PLEASE STOP RUSH TO WAR WITH SYRIA

As it appears President Obama, along with Secretary of State John Kerry and others are determined to attack Syria, I am writing to urge you, along with your fellow Senators and members of the House to demand that a formal declaration of war be voted on and issued by Congress before any such attack on Syria is carried out.

Despite Mr. Kerry’s claims of undeniable proof that the chemical attacks were perpetrated by the Assad government, mounting evidence points to the rebels as the true culprits.  As you are surely aware, the rebel forces in Syria are supported by the current administration and some are aligned with al-Qaeda.  This, in and of itself is repugnant. With American taxpayer funding, these rebels have committed horrific atrocities against Christians, Jews, Muslim minorities, women and children and they have been implicated before in smaller chemical attacks.

This rush to war is specifically designed to circumnavigate debate and discussion, both in the media and in the government. It appears the U.N. is once again not being allowed to complete a full investigation into the chemical attack.

As you may know, a recent poll placed American’s support for attacking Syria at 9%. The American people are indicating that we will not support any more wars based on fabricated evidence.

So again, I am calling on you, please, review the history of this conflict and be a true representative of your constituency. Demand President Obama follow the Constitution, which he has taken an oath to uphold, by asking for a formal declaration of war from Congress.  As it is designed to do, this will initiate a more in depth analysis of the evidence and larger situation. Becoming involved in a conflict in which Russia, Iran and China have all stated they will respond is perhaps the most foolish mistake we could ever make as a country- especially if it turns out our evidence is faulty or self-implicating. Thank you.

These e-mails were written prior to President Obama’s announcement that he would seek the approval of Congress to use military force in Syria.  The President has since delayed a vote, pending the outcome of the plan Russia has sponsored to confiscate and destroy Syria’s chemical weapons.  Senator Max Baucus was the first to reply.  He acknowledges the Obama administration’s support of rebel groups in Syria:

“The situation in Syria has turned into a bloody civil war that’s claimed nearly 100,000 lives.  President Bashar al-Assad remains in power as rebel fighters try to gain control of the areas they’ve taken.  The Administration has pledged to help some of the rebel groups by supplying them with weapons.  The situation is volatile and it is evolving.  Please be assured that I am keeping your thoughts in mind as I continue to monitor the situation on the ground in Syria.”

On his website, Baucus later issued a statement saying that President Obama was right to seek Congressional approval and that he was “ready to participate in a full and transparent debate in the Senate.”  But Baucus, in the same statement, repeats the administration’s narrative that Assad was responsible for the attacks:

“There is no question that Bashar al-Assad’s actions against his own people are reprehensible.  At the same time, we need to be very careful about any type of military intervention, and make sure we understand and are prepared to deal with all possible repercussions.”

Jon Tester responded to me with a very similar statement the next day:

“The actions of Syria’s president are abhorrent, and his efforts to remain in power are having terrible consequences for his people and the region.  However, I have serious concerns about the possibility of American military involvement in the conflict.”

Since this time, both Senators from Montana have stated they are undecided on how they will vote if the President again calls on Congress.  House Representative Steve Daines has come out opposed to military action in Syria and has stated that he intends to vote “no” on any authorization to use military force if it comes to the House floor.  In his e-mail response to me, he states:

“… I remain unconvinced that striking Syria is critical to protecting our national security interests. The objective of a military strike remains unclear and its outcome would be far from certain. While I denounce the Syrian regime’s use of chemical weapons, I believe the risk of U.S. military action is greater than the risk of inaction, especially considering that the rebels seeking to overthrow the regime include several al Qaeda-linked jihadist groups. Thousands of Montanans have joined you in voicing similar concerns, and I share your judgment that U.S. military action in Syria is both unwise and ripe for peril.

… At the present time, the Obama Administration is working with other countries to demand that the Syrian regime turn over to the international community and destroy their weapons of mass destruction. While these discussions take place, it is unlikely that the House of Representatives will vote on a resolution to authorize military force. With that said, please know that I would oppose such authorization if the fundamental conditions in Syria remain unchanged.”

While I am encouraged by Congressman Daines response, it is troubling to see that the big lie is still in place.  There is no evidence that the Assad government carried out the chemical attack on August 21.  Even the U.N. has stated that testing only confirms sarin gas was used, but can not determine who is responsible for launching the attack.  Yes, Assad’s government has stores of chemical weapons, but so do the rebels.  A leaked U.S. military document obtained by WND, confirms that Turkish anti-terror police confiscated a canister of sarin from members of the Jabhat al-Nusra Front in southern Turkey, along the Syrian border.  The document reveals the gas was produced by al-Qaeda in Iraq and then transferred to Turkey to be used by the rebels in Syria.  Russia has charged that these rebel groups, aided by Turkey, are responsible for chemical attacks that occurred earlier this year, and are likely behind the most recent attack in Damascus.

Congress has been overwhelmed with phone calls and e-mails from the American people- nearly all opposed to military strikes against Syria.  What needs to happen now is, the American people need to ensure this evidence is reviewed by their Congressional representatives.  We need to throw more doubt upon the accusation that Assad is responsible for the chemical attack.  The Obama administration will go forward with military strikes against Syria- and possibly Iran- if the plan to capture Assad’s chemical weapons fails.  And the situation on the ground in Syria is full of potential snags, one of which may be, chemical weapons stashes inconveniently located in rebel-controlled areas.  Hmm…

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