When Do We Need God ?

I think that is very straight forward question of the day. For some people I don’t think the thought of needing God doesn’t even passes through their mind once a week. That is a condemning statement for a lot of us. We just mosey through life and take everything for granted and walk around like we are blind to all the things going on. We are baptized either as babies or in our early teens. We learn all those little things that are needed to baptized or confirmed. We see things like 9/11 happen and everyone seems to have a need for God and the churches all fill up. Maybe our mother or our father get really sick and we pray for their healing. Yet in general we coast through life and our need for God seems to play minimal importance in our lives. We have a need for God when we baptize our children , when they get married and when they are sick or die. We may go to church on Christmas and Easter but if we miss there is next year. Really , we are such good at seeing the future. We go golfing and join all sorts of things that take time away from our families. We all the sudden get in a financial bind and then we ask God for help. Over and over again we take God for granted. And we cuss God when tragic things happen because we think He could have stop it. See I’m going to answer that question about when do we need God before I end this blog but first I have another question you should think about first. Because I hear people say God doesn’t need anything He created everything and so there is nothing we can give God. Oh that is so wrong my friends. For God can’t create our thankfulness for all He has given us. He can no more force you to be thankful that than He could make Adam and Eve not eat from that tree in the Garden of Eden. He could tell them what would happen if they did eat from it but He did not force no more than He forces us to be thankful for all He gives us each day.

Ged needs our thankful hearts and our asking for forgiveness when we do stupid thing and sometime intentional things that go against Him and hurt others. I’m really not sure Adam and Eve understood the grave sin that they committed in Eden. I read no act of contrition before they are put out of Eden. We go through life and just let things happen around us. Until something slaps us in the faces or kicks us where it counts we do nothing. Not even pray. If we don’t care and don’t care what happens to our towns and world. Then why should God give us guidance when we aren’t asking for it. We act like we don’t need God and don’t give a damn how things are going until it is so bad we have no where else to turn but to God. Even then sometimes are hearts are harden and we can’t even ask God then for help. Our way or no way and we get what we ask for nothing.

See I’m going answer that first question now everyday and in everyway. We need God when things are good or when things are bad. Because bad things happen to ALL people. We should teach our children to pray and thank God for everything the good , the bad and the ugly. Bad things happen and people die and that we should teach our children it is a fact of life that no one escapes from. Sometimes we go through bad things and being even thankful that God is there when things are bad. Oh God heard Jesus on that cross the afternoon He died and He promised Him He’d bring Him back to life in 3 days. God hears our prayer no matter how bad our situation is and if we come through or if we don’t. Our God has heard us and our faith in Him and Jesus like the thief on the cross who did NOTHING but say I’m a sinner forgive me. Jesus said THIS VERY DAY YOU WILL SEE PARADISE ! He did not say you have to start a soup kitchen or give all your money away or do anything to receive salvation just believe and ask forgiveness that was all. If we want change in our world then we belong on our knees. We belong in church more than just Christmas and Easter. We need God in our lives everyday. God needs to hear from you everyday whether it is a good day or bad God wants you to talk with Him. If we all cared enough to talk with God each day this world would be a far better place. God needs to hear our appreciation for the beautiful planet He has given us. For being one of His creations and that you don’t just take Him for granted. He wants a personal relationship with you and someday a walk in the gardens of paradise with you. He created us for that personal walk through life and He wants that personal thankfulness. He can’t get that thankfulness in any other way. He couldn’t create thankfulness and you and I are the only ones that can give that to God our Creator. We are made to do that and we receive more that we can ever give in return. So we need God everyday and God need us too.

Religion or Faith

The biggest mistakes that a preacher can make sometimes is to delve in to the area of politics. Maybe in blogging it could be in writing about Religion and Faith, I’ll soon find out.

When I’m sitting here thinking about things to write about it usually comes down to something I can’t shake from my mind. So today it is Religion and Faith. You can drive me away from my Religion but you can’t drive me away from my Faith. Religion to me is more of a institution like Catholic, Lutheran, Baptist and so on. But Faith is a personal thing that you get even if you don’t step inside a church. Even if I wasn’t brought up in a home were we went to church. I’d still see with great curiosity the marvels of the world I’d live in and wonder how it came to be. I’ve taken enough science to know you can’t make something from nothing. Scientist try all the time to tell us this is how the universes started but they neglect the one basic thing. You can’t make something from nothing. Argue all you want about evolution but first explain how something came from nothing. And there in I argue that God exist and there in my study began.

We can study all the Religions in the world but Religion isn’t Faith. You might say Religion leads you to Faith. I venture to say a lot of people go to church on Sunday or whatever day they choose but it isn’t a act of Faith that brings them there but a act of Religion. I was brought up in the Catholic Religion and I was always taught it was the only true Religion. Yet you get a little older and you ask yourself. Does that mean everyone else is condemned to hell ? Then you ever so slowly realize you have been sold a bill of goods that don’t float. You look at other Religions and you see that they too sell the same premise that puts Religion and belief in there way is the only way or it’s hell for you. Can’t dare question the Pope or Mohamed because if you do it’s condemnation forever to hell. Just in stating that I’ve already driven the Muslim’s to condemning me to hell. So be it this isn’t a blog designed to change your Religions but to make you Think !

Religion is rather easy to explain but Faith is a tougher nut to crack. Faith involves exploring and deep thought. Sit down with me if you will and remember your science class and your teacher teaching you about atoms and the parts of a atom. Yes we have made great strides at manipulating them and moving them around. Yet in a vacuum we have created Nothing ! So how did these atoms form? Out of nothing? Really then I say prove it. That my friends can’t be done. So how matter has to be made or created and you can’t do in a vacuum. It would take someone far superior than a man to create matter or anything. The complexity of any thing is far beyond our compacity to understand other than to say it’s a marvel the way it works. We may understand how we work but we can’t make a man or woman or anything from nothing. So it comes down to the consideration of a being , who is far superior to us. With more power , wisdom and love to create all we see and hear. A being with abilities far beyond our human imagination and so complex we couldn’t understand the love which it has taken to create everything we see and touch. Imagine this if you will . Here is this being we call Him God. He creates everything we see, touch, smell and hear. Then He says this is cool I like everything I have made. It is good. Yet something isn’t complete because even though I have created all this I have no one to share it with. So I will create man and unlike the Angels I’ve created I’ll give the physical bodies and I’ll put part of my spirit in them. So they will be in my image. Everything God made was perfect including man and woman. Yet man and woman were the pinnacle and most complex creation. With the ability to think, reason and make decisions for themselves. God just didn’t want a robot that would do exactly as He said to do but a creation that would choose to do the right thing and honor the one who created them. To you or me it may look like God messed up by giving man the option to obey or disobey or to do right or wrong. We were created to appreciate and honor our creator but not forced to do because that isn’t what God wanted. You can say I’ve just written the Book of Genesis and yes I’d say that is true in the most simplest way. God gave that knowledge of creation to our fore father’s in that book form. So that we would have that knowledge of where we came from and sensible way of explaining our own being. I’ve seen no better explanation from anyone else writing and I see reasonable hope in the writings of others faiths. So my faith is in a God I can’t see. Who can’t and won’t accept anyone in His heavenly kingdom that is without a blemish. God Himself provided that blemish repair in His Son Jesus Christ who died to take our blemishes away and all we have to do is say yes I’m a sinner and I believe that He died for my sins and they are wash away by that perfect sacrifice. And since He arose 3 days later I too will one day be accepted by God because His Son cleansed me. Religion can be seen but Faith is a matter of accepting the unseen.

The Lines Are Drawn-Out

The news media has gone nuts in the last 4 weeks or so. Ever since the death of George Floyd they have gone over the top for Biden and Black Lives Matter. It doesn’t matter how many police are killed or the police departments are unfunded or anything else. It is like now is the time to back the socialist agenda. President Trump is a racist for pointing out the destroying of monuments and the destruction of private property. If anyone says anything about Black Lives Matter or damages a Black Lives Matter sign it’s like you hit some black person in the face and called them some derogatory name. Yet police get ambushed, bricks, bottles and everything else thrown at them and the voice of the press isn’t crying outrage but are silenced. Report the news but nothing more. The Democrats sit back with tape over their mouths and Joe Biden in his basement bunker complaining about Trump’s response to the Corona virus. If you go to Microsoft Edge you’ll see multiple negative things from CNN and others to blast the President for anything he has said or done . If President Trump found the way to make it so we all could live without pain. The news media would find something wrong with it.

The wagons are circled around Joe Biden to protect him and keep his head down and mouth shut because he has no plan to Make America Great, better or anything else. Just a continuation of the Swamp force to burn money and line their pockets with the money they take from the American tax payers. You go into Congress with measly some in your bank account and like magic you come out with millions in your bank account and only made a $176,000 a year in a city with one of the highest cost of living in the USA. But no one blinks a eye or questions how anyone can make this happen. We can limit a President to two terms but we can’t put a limit to Congressional terms because now it is a job and not a representation of citizens. People go in to Congress thinking they can make a difference but those with tenure put a stranglehold on them and new ideas get flushed and the swamp goes on.

This election cycle is probably the most important one in our 244 year history. The lines are drawn in the sand. We can stand up for our Freedom or go the way of the socialist. The freedom fighters would continue stand up for our fore fathers and mothers. We’d continue to recognize the greatness of past generation and remember our successes and our failures. We’d continue to work to make America a success for all people.

On the other side you have people who only look at the imperfection of our nation and somehow approve of riots and burning of cities and business is right. Somehow they think we are better off without police and because you tare down statues of people in our passed you can erase history. That somehow if you give free college to everyone things would be better. That somehow if were given free health care and taught that our forefathers were all racist because of a few we’d be better off. We all be better off with no private gun ownership. There idea of equal justice under the law is if a policeman makes a mistake and miss handles a black man or woman we get rid of them. But places like Chicago and Baltimore where hundreds get killed every year if not thousands we do nothing about that.

These people who claim President Trump is the most corrupt President in our history. Sit back and watch riots and cities burn with a bind eye and say it is peaceful. The watch as hundreds of men and women’s livelihood are burned to the ground and while one black man life was taken unjustly other Blackman and women’s businesses were burnt to the ground and they don’t care.

Our President may have a big ego and sometimes he says things wrong but he wants all to be treated justly and have jobs. Nothing is perfect in life and our forefathers weren’t given nothing to make this country great, But through their faith in God and love of our land they did just that. They defended us and the freedom of the whole world too. We conquered no one but provided freedom for many and hope around the world. That is why people still want to come to America to live because the hope and freedom to control their own destiny.

A Message of Hope

Today is Easter Sunday and today in the Christian world talk about Hope !! What more does this world need now more than Hope ? I can think of nothing with a pandemic traveling around our globe. This isn’t the first time a pandemic has engulfed the world in death and sickness. Even with H1N1 flu the fight to develop a vaccine wasn’t nearly the challenge that it is with Covid-19. Yet in modern time with labs working around the clock. I believe we have Hope in away to treat Covid-19 until a vaccine can be developed. Now that is hope in man and a faith in God to give man the genius to find and develop the cure.

Many people who don’t have the slightest understanding of about our Creator God. Will question why God would let such a pandemic even exist. If you just take a look at life itself you’ll see God isn’t behind all the tragic happenings in the world but He allows them to happen. Sickness , wars , hunger , drug addiction , suicides’ and the list goes on. All allowed by a loving God. It makes no sense to those that have no faith and even somethings people of faith wonder why ? You really do need to go back to the first man and woman created by God to answer that question of why ? We are so weak and easy to deceive and man’s desire to be like God has never changed. God defined what is right and wrong, when told Adam and Eve not to eat from that one tree. That act of disobedience change this world forever. Our survival was put in to our hands before that act of disobedience our survival was in God’s hand because man and woman were perfect in all ways. We weren’t powerful but perfect like everything else God created. We know God could have stop Eve from eating that fruit and giving some to Adam but yet He didn’t because He wanted their obedience freely ! After that imperfection enter God’s creation and imperfection that can’t be in the same realm with God. And God saw a need to give us Hope. He provided Jesus His only Son who came lived and died on a cross for our sins. Every last one of us even the ones who nailed Him to the cross. The Hope is in His resurrection and the words He said that who so shall ever believe in Him ( Jesus) and ask forgiveness for their sins and repent shall be saved. That is simple straight forward and no strings attached.

I’m really not sure why I didn’t publish this back around Easter but it is never to late to celebrate the the Hope Easter brings. With the Covid 19 pandemic and the recent riots the call for Hope is even louder than before. Our lives run on Hope and Hope fades away despair sets in and we give up . We throw in the towel and do desperate things. It’s nice to be around people that look on the positive things in life even when the circumstances aren’t so promising. Human are made to live on Hope. Hope for a better tomorrow. For a cure for cancer For a answer to a world of unending wars and for a end to poverty. Yet we know some of those things have been with mankind since almost creation itself. I listen to the people of Black Lives Matter talk but I see no Hope in it for white man like me. I see them marching in cities but I see in others cities they don’t bother to march in. A black man or a black woman gets killed by a cop justly or not and the they march in the streets. But 25 or 30 black people get shot in Chicago every week and there are no march’s or cries of out rage because no police man did it. There is something wrong with that picture that one life is more important that someone else’s life. What Hope does Black Lives Matter bring to the law abiding black community if all they want is to get rid of police and law and order ? When Black Lives Matter sees a black man or black woman’s business burnt to the ground and they don’t give a damn or say a word about it ?

I’m finishing this writing on July 4th , 2020 America’s day of Independence and right fully so. Over 244 years ago our fore father’s and mother’s came to this continent to try to fulfill their dreams of Freedom. Some came to escape persecution because of the way they worshiped God. Others just to escape from the monarchy of the British or France and others. Some just had a dream of being able to live life’s of Hope with out the burden of having a government for anything. Maybe in the first years that might have been so. But we know men being men law and order doesn’t prevail by itself because of all our human faults. Yet this a unique country with no king that reigns over us. We are one nation under God and that is the reason this country still stands today. Under God gives us Hope and provides a protection in our Faith. Many have tried to remove that protection out of our laws , our oaths and our ways of life. I don’t envision that battle ever going away but if it does our Nation will fail because God is the Hope this nation was founded on. We are a long ways from prefect and our nation has many flaws but yet We the People control the Hope of this country with our choice of Godly leaders that believe in our fore father’s dreams of Freedom and right’s to worship as we please. If your goal is to to make this nation better for All then your goal is of God because no one is better than another !

Sticks and Stones Can Break My …

We have all been there at sometime in our lives. Maybe it was your mother or your father that told you. That sticks and stones can break your bones but words can’t ever hurt you, I could have even been a teacher or boy scout leader or girl scout leader. Yet I’ll almost guarantee that someone in your life has told you that. We more than likely heard that as a young age and never gave it much thought as to its truth. Sometimes it takes a while to digest what our parents or older people tell us. Now words may not hurt you much from a stranger when they are said to you but those very same words from your mom or dad are like getting hit with a ton of bricks. Who ever made up that saying either had the thickest skin in the world when it came to their mom and dad saying things to them. I know for a fact that you can be doing things and have playmate call you stupid and you can brush it off. Yet when your mom or dad calls you stupid it hurts and it hurts deep. It doesn’t matter whether they are joking or anything else. When you are young you don’t understand that they really don’t mean it.

I admit I live in mostly a white world but it isn’t because I have anything against any other race but just because my situation is like that. That is the way it works for everyone basically though. It isn’t intentionally racial it is just the way it is. When you grow older and your field of friends grow all the other races come into play. I think you can be taught to be prejudice by parents, grandparents or relatives which is tragic and wrong. Yet that is real world and unfortunate. I really don’t think my parents ever mention a word of prejudice towards and other races or creeds. I’m so thankful for that and it was a very wise decision to leave the thinking to us as their children.

Of course as you grow older your small world of friends change and you meet people from all walks of life all races and creeds. I’m a Veteran of the Viet Nam years. The arm services was well integrated and we depended on one another for our very lives in many situations. There wasn’t time to play the race card and if you did your butt was in trouble. I never really understood a couple things. You hear black guys talking to each other and they’d call each other the N word and think nothing of it. Yet if a white guy would call one the N word all hell would break loose. I just think it is the kind a word I wouldn’t call anyone. I get it but that word should be lock away and never used. I guess racial prejudice works both ways and maybe in ways that aren’t necessarily about skin color but religion , nationality and any reason a person wants to dream up. Insensitive towards our fellow citizens isn’t something new and it isn’t going away. And it won’t unless we call people on their insensitive talk and actions. It starts with parents , teachers and leaders. The George Floyd take down has gotten universal attention and 99.9% of people would say that excessive forced was use and very stupid police officer and his helpers should pay a high price for that stupidity. Let’s talk about the community response and a few other things.

Most law abiding citizens understand the anger and frustration that George Floyd’s parents, and others feel toward the police. The anger is justified and just a little slap on the wrist isn’t going to be enough of a answer to the death of George Floyd. The demonstrations across this great country should be enough to get the powers that be attention. Yet the even with the support that has been built something has gone wrong. Mass peaceful protest is enough to get our attention and support. When it turns to riots beating of innocent people , destroying of businesses and injuring hundreds of police you lose us law abiding citizens support. We have nothing against Black Lives Matter but we do have something against them if the only time that counts is when a black man or woman is hurt by police. See Black Lives Matter to us law abiding citizens in Chicago , Baltimore , New York City or any other place in this country day in and day out. We protest excessive force used on all people and it doesn’t matter about race , color or religion. Equal Justice Under The Law means Equal Justice For All. For the people who are handled with excessive force , for the businesses who are destroyed and the communities that are left with millions of dollars of expenses , lost revenue and future taxes that won’t come back anytime soon. All our lives matter and without peace and tranquility you may have your life but why live if your community is ruined. It’s time to get off the streets and go home is. It isn’t because you are giving up but because there are forces that making what you are working for look like you don’t want peaceful and orderly change. The more businesses that are destroyed and police that are killed and hurt. The power you lose because you lose the rest of us law abiding citizens support. Change is ok and good but without the threats and violence. That is why Martin Luther King Jr. was successful because he brought attention to the problems basics but He did it without burning cities. We know further change needs to come but again with peaceful means and reasonable demands that everyone can live with. Yea and sticks and stones do break bones and it is a bunch of BS that words never hurt you. They do and when the bones are healed the words continues to hurt for a life time in some cases. Dr. Phil once said ” It takes a 1000 I love You to make up for telling your kid he or she is Stupid one time. ” That is a fact and ask any kid where dad or mom has called him stupid if that isn’t right 100% of the time.

President Trump Losing His Base ?

With roughly 130 day until the election the polling shows President Trump trailing Joe Biden Democrat Presidential hopeful. Even in the Fox Polling he comes up short. Now if you believe all these polls President Trump loses to Joe Biden in November. Even though you can take the polls the same way that we did in 2016 when all the early polls showed Hillary Clinton leading all contenders by double digits. Let’s take a look at some of the changes since 2016.

The world economies are in more of the dumps. Is it because President Trump and his economic policies or is it the Covid -19 pandemic ? It is true that tariffs and the threat of tariffs have resulted in some pretty good economic deals for the United States and NATO members finally ponying up to pay more of their fair share for the cost of the alliance hasn’t made any new friend. But yet to America it doesn’t show us as the softies we been. Yes a promise kept by Candidate Trump. Of course our news media makes it look like President Trump is a laughing stock but only to the snobbish leaders. Why should it be a big secret that the world loves our loose purse strings. Heck we have given money to countries that hate us and they use it to blow things up that hurt Americans. Several other things could effect the coming election on the record of foreign policy. President supposed softness on the Russians. Let’s look at that. Has President Trump colluded with Russia a big NO. Has he approved more sanctions against the Russians than any other President a big YES. Has he promoted our oil and energy industry to take big bite out of the Russians and OPEC. A big YES. Has he countered every move that the Russians have made and cancel treaties that the Russians were not keeping. Another Big Yes. Did President Trump lose support because he met with the North Korean President Kim Jung Um. Since when did talking hurt and did he give away the bank to meet with him. We might not have gained a lot but the missiles aren’t flying over Japan anymore. So a losing issue there for the Democrats. The issue are many in foreign relationships and Israel is one that looks better than it did during the Obama years. A promise kept on moving our Embassy to Bethlehem the capital of Israel. The last 4 Presidents ran on that promise but never did it and President Trump did it. Let’s look at the American economy some.

Pre-pandemic the economy seem to be rolling a long a pretty good clip. Job numbers in most states were at all time lows and the numbers of people in the American work force were at record numbers. Of course since everything lags behind some the Democrats have tried to say they started before President Trumps election. From a Obama administration that said ” We never see the unemployment rate below 5% again and that manufacturing job are never coming back ” I’d say they did nothing to change anything before they left office. But no matter what the economy looked like to the Democrats they still said it was all a lie. Just a little secret between me and you $15.00 hour for a minimum wage wouldn’t make the Democrats happy. Most of us know that when you talk about elections a lot of people vote by what has happen to their pocket books. And tax cuts have effected our pockets books and so has the Covid 19 pandemic. When you say disease and then say no cure and no vaccine it scares 99% of us. I suppose it put that same fear into President Trump. We went a long with the recommendation of the experts and advise us to social distance , wash our hands frequently and avoid large crowds. Million were laid off and millions remain out of work. Just what a good Democrat would order for a change in administration. In normal condition I might say that would be right but this time around I’d say there is a difference in what the Democrats offer and what President Trump and the Republicans offer. What the Democrats offer is a return to the Deep State policies , Obama Care or worst , reinstatement of regulations , higher taxes and same old thinking of the past. Does the Trump base believe we’d be better off with 4 years or 8 years of Democrat rule ? Do we really think sleep Joe and the Democrats can make any difference with the Covid -19 pandemic which hasn’t gone away and no vaccine yet. Will we trust old sleepy Joe to lead us back to property and not chase jobs overseas again. Will we trust him to keep the iron ore mines open in Minnesota and the shale oil production going. Even though everything has been effected by the pandemic can we trust sleep Joe and the Democrats to not put a strangle hold on the economy and put the same efforts into vaccine and a treatment for Covid-19 if a vaccine doesn’t materialize in the next year. Let’s look at what Joe Biden wants from the Trump base.

In order for President Trump’s base to shift to the Democrat side many acceptances would have to be forth coming from Sleepy Joe and his Democrat base. First could they accept closed borders protected by walls , fences and technology ? Could they accept Pro-Life Christians ? Could they accept those of us that believe that President Trump has been unfairly treated for the past 3 years plus ? Can they support Justices that upholds the Constitution and not make laws from the bench. And that all people are created equal even those in Chicago and Baltimore that Black Lives Matter and others have written off year after year. Can they accept school choice for all. You see all these things and many more sleepy Joe and the Democrats are going to have to address in order for most of President Trump supports to change the way they voted in 2016. You can call Trump a liar or anything else you want but we don’t see anyone but a person who wants the status quo to change and to put America back to work and to spend some money here on things that need to be fixed, He wants everyone to have a job and raise a family without fear. President Trump maybe down in the polls but we know how the media works polls and only one that counts will be November 3, 2020 !!

What’s Wrong with History ?

That might just be the $64,000 question going through your mind these days. We have somehow decided that the easiest way to correct history is to rip down the statues of people like Columbus and Andrew Jackson , General Robert E. Lee , Lincoln and anyone we don’t like in our history books. Somehow this will erases the things they did and make our world a better place. We all have our favorite history hero’s and villain’s who did things to our ancestors that we don’t like. After these people get done ripping statues down are they going to act like the Nazis’ and insist we burn all the books that mention the names of these people ? What exactly happen to the truth setting you free ? History is just that History ! It is the past whether right or wrong was done is a lesson to be learned from . We can’t change what our ancestors did but we can act differently to make our future better. Funny thing about history is that it sometime shows the imperfections of people that lived long ago. It also shows us the basic facts of life. That is we all DIE !! No one has a exemption card to cheat death but everyone has a history they leave behind. Just imagine if you will the one great accomplishment in your life being I ripped the statue of Andrew Jackson down or General Robert E. Lee. What do you tell your children about it and your reason for it ? I don’t know how I’d explain that to my son or daughter do you ?

This is really what I find wrong with schools today they don’t teach acceptance of someone else point of view. Instead of teaching that sugars and fats in moderation isn’t all bad for you. They teach that you should be a vegan or some other kind of diet freak. They teach you like a child that isn’t going to grow up. Instead of showing you that you need these skills to make it through life. They avoid teaching those skills we all need in everyday life. Doing a basic check book or cooking a simple meal aren’t taught. Maybe schools that send more kids to college get more funding I’m not sure. There is something about accepting other peoples point of view you think would be a basic in life. Teaching to a person to agree to disagree and remain friends is very important thing in living together in this world. If you have to force people to agree with you then maybe you should review your position or learn to compromise and find a middle ground.

We can’t change anything that happen yesterday or anything we did 5 minutes ago. Once something is done it is done. We can only learn from our mistakes and try to do better. You wear your mask as you rip down these statues of our fore fathers . Yes , I know that we live in a world with a pandemic but you would wear your mask because you aren’t brave enough to show your face and really go down in the history books. At least the people that you tare down the statues of were brave enough to show their faces and speak out about their conviction and not hide behind a mask. You live in a country where you can burn our national flag and have it called freedom of speech. But you don’t live in a country without laws about destroying property and causing mayhem There are limits to what we can to do to upset the harmony of everyone life’s. We know that statue ripping is only the beginning of your mayhem and next it will be our libraries , schools , museums and institutions of higher learning . Destroying statues is just a precursor of your hate for America and our way of life .

There is nothing wrong with history and there is nothing wrong with names or statues of the people in our past. We look at them and they remind us that they did certain things and they either won or lost. There isn’t one thing we can change about what they did . That is a fact and they are dead and their time has gone. Time is now to work to make this world a better place . If you aren’t evil then take off your mask and put a face to the change you want and educate us all. I double dog dare you cowards that doing these things.

The Deserting of Trump

From now until the day of election what we are going to here is that somehow voters are going to make a mass exodus from the ranks of Trump campaign. The race card is spread out before us. He somehow didn’t provide enough leadership during the George Floyd experience to be able to stop the riots and rename all the Army bases because they are named after southern Confederates. Somehow President Trump is suppose to snap too and salute Black Lives Matter and do as they wish to bring some kind of peace to our nation. He is suppose to keep his mouth shut and not say anything about the rioters and looters that torched and looted businesses. He is suppose to apologize for sending the National Guard into Washington D.C. to prevent further destruction of property and maiming of police officer’s. Somehow we are suppose to believe that President Trump liked watching the video of George Floyd being knelt on and begging for his life. Somehow we are suppose to believe the number one problem and cause of the riots is Trump didn’t speak out soon enough. Maybe he did wanted to bring in the regular Army to qualm the riots and bring a end to the riots and looting. Who could blame him for wanting to end the destruction of businesses and maiming of police. I doubt that any true Trumper’s are going to desert President Trump for his actions because they know he was as horrified as the rest of us were about the actions of the police against George Floyd.

We are going to hear that everything President Trump did during the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic was wrong. The make believe media saying that somehow President Trump could have actually acted sooner to stop the pandemic. The media will even blame the Covid-19 shut down on him , when in fact the governor’s of each state had that power not President Trump. We are going to here that we weren’t prepared for a pandemic and our stock of PPE was his fault for being depleted. I know all President Obama did was lay around all the time thinking about how a pandemic would come to America and was back stocking PPE. for that to happen. Yes and if you believe that any President just does that day and night you believe in Frosty the Snowman. Government has a notorious reputation for moving slow. The easiest thing was the stay at home orders and shutting down non-essential businesses. To tell the truth it was unbelievable how fast that happen and how successful it was. We know that like the flu this the coronavirus was and is most deadly to elderly and people with weak immune systems. But unlike the flu no real vaccines or medication to cure it. The blame game isn’t going to get us to desert President Trump.

Deserting President Trump would be like deserting General Eisenhower a week before his ride into Berlin to declare a victory for the Allies at the end of World War 2. It isn’t going to happen because there is no viable candidate to run against a bunch of liberals who think they know how to live our lives better than us. Who think that somehow if we give away our rights to own a guns and teach our son’s and daughters about God and Jesus our country will be better for it. We are suppose to desert President Trump because he didn’t complete the wall across our southern borders. When the reality is that he never got the support of Congress because of back stabbers and Democrats who want open borders. President Trump has kept more promises than any other President has even if we don’t agree with them all. What he says he does and you can bank on his promises. Were other Presidents before paid lip service to their promises President Trump has delivered on his.

For 3 years plus we have seen everything thrown at President Trump and he has stood his ground in all cases. The hate for President Trump on the left is so bad that nothing he does that is positive is reported. Instead of joining the fight to help Trump in anything they have worked against him. Joe Biden says President Trump will have to cheat to win reelection but he provides no vision for a better America with him in charge. Desertion of President Trump is a real dream in the lefts lies.

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Equal Justice For All

We have been going through one of the most trying time in modern history. It hasn’t been cause by war and hopefully not cause by man. Yet it effects the whole world and it is prejudice against no one. It will either make you slightly sick , moderately sick or kill you. It has cost the world trillions of dollars and it is libel to cost us trillions more. Some people are infected more than others and some have higher death rates. But the evil it dishes out doesn’t care about our race, creed or religion. If you were evil you say this is evil justice for all because it doesn’t care who or how many it kills.

Now our justice system should be the same way with a blind eyes for race, creed and religion. This is a man made system though and it is a long ways from perfect. I’ve been thinking about equal justice for all for a long time even before the George Floyd happenings in Minneapolis. Most of us aren’t involved in the protest but most of us agree that justice needs to happen for George Floyd. Even in the day of body cams the officers body cam won’t do much good as evidence. But the length of time from the take down handcuffing of George Floyd should be evidence itself that something was unusual was taking place. Then in this modern age we have civilians with smart phones making a recording of the whole take down and the failure of George Floyd being able to be brought to his feet to be transported to jail. Now justice will come for George Floyd whether it is fair or not remains to be seen. A lot of questions need to be asked and a lot of things don’t make sense watching that video. Should other officers be complicit in his action. Shouldn’t one of them at least step into say enough let’s transport this guy? How about the equal justice ?

What do I mean other equal justice ? The protest bring on a even more profound call for equal for all. In war you would call it collateral damage. But this isn’t war but a protest for change that calls for equal treatment of all. We agree that something needs to change and it isn’t enough just to say equal justice if it doesn’t work that way from the officers on the streets to the judges , prison system and release system too. Fine but what about those shop owners who lost businesses and livelihood because a few thought the only way to get change is damage innocent peoples property to make a point. It isn’t like we haven’t seen protest before but when they turn violent. They are no longer a protest but riots and crimes of their own. Equal justice these folks that own these businesses deserve it too. But what we have seen in the past somehow these rioters get away with burning business ,looting them. Then the community around these places end up having to travel miles away to get the services they have lost. So where is the equal justice for these people ? We have seen it in Watts , in Harlem and now will we see it in Minneapolis and the others cities with shops and businesses destroyed by people that aren’t really looking for justice for George Floyd but to make the police and political leaders look bad. So one party or the other can blame the President that happens to be in the White House. Just as much as George Floyd needs to have equal justice so do the property owners and other innocent people that have been hurt by this uncalled for ruining of their lives deserve it too. Martin Luther King Jr. wasn’t a man of violent protest. Even though I’ll bet there were people who thought he was to gentile. Yet he had great success and brought a lot of change. Not perfect change but yet a good deal of it. If you model your protest like Martin Luther King Jr. and are willing to turn in those that destroy. Then you are worth listening too. If you condone these rioters then you aren’t interested in equal justice for just you are another part of the problem that doesn’t respect your neighbors . NO EQUAL JUSTICE FOR ALL UNLESS EVERYONE THAT IS HURT IN THIS GEORGE FLOYD SITUATION RECEIVES IT. PROPERTY OWNERS AND COMMUNITIES DESERVE TO HAVE JUSTICE SERVED TOO. IT SHOULDN’T BE JUST COLLATERAL DAMAGE LIKE IT SEEMS TO BE ALWAYS TREATED LIKE IN THE PASSED. MURDER ISN’T LEGAL AND NIETHER IS RIOTING AND BURNING INNOCENT PEOPLES PROPERTY AND LOOTING. UNTIL ALL SIDE ARE HEARD AND JUSTICE IS DEALT OUT FAIRLY . EQUAL JUSTICE WON’T BE SERVED !!

2020 The year that got Canceled ?

Every time you turn around our leaders and organizations are canceling events. Maybe the front cover of Time Magazine in December will say ” The Year of The Covid-19 ” . For truly the coronavirus has dominated almost everyone’s life since the first cases . The first case in any country you live in. This has been a disease that hasn’t a vaccine or any handy medicines to relieve it’s effects. At the outset many people thought it to be like the Flu but as it turns out it is much more complicated and deadlier to people with pre-existing condition, elderly 60 + , people of color and minorities. We have still have seen people in all ranges of age dying from this invisible killer. Everyday that goes by with no vaccine or meds to counter act the effects of the coronavirus , the places we want go or things we like to do are being drastically changed. Social distancing is now main line messaging. A lot of people didn’t know what the acronym PPE stood for 3 months ago. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is now used on a daily basis. Because children seem to be less effected but might be good carriers that effects grandma and grandpa with a simple hug it has changed family get togethers. Visiting retirement homes and visiting those place are now off-limits.

Even though the things are slowly opening in some areas. Event after event keep on being canceled. Many people have been laid off because of the limitation and closing somethings indefinitely. Swimming pools closed for the summer and park programs a no go for the summer. Here they have just opened restaurants for 50% capacity, bars and pool halls. Most big box stores are limiting the number of people who can come in at one time. The grocery stores in some case make you go in one door on one side and out a door on the other side. Wearing mask and protective gloves in serving people or wearing mask in to protect yourself. Many people like myself and my wife are having groceries delivered by stores or relatives. With the limited opening of summer sports for high schools , little leagues and other sports nothing is going to look like it use too. From the grandstands full of fans and high fives at the end of the games and trips to the DQ to celebrate the win. Nothing is going to look the same until the coronavirus has a vaccine and meds to to combat its effects.

Even with openings the coronavirus isn’t going away and we don’t know whether this will be reoccurring in the Fall and Winter of 2020. Will the coronavirus be like the flu reoccurring year after year with mutations of it ? We know that the coronavirus has attacked the most vulnerable and perhaps cause these number rise because of no way to prevent the coronavirus. So more cancelation of events may continue. Social distancing presents a big problem for large events because the numbers of people to attend may make the cost to high to have the event. For example our church holds about 250 people but social distance of 6 Ft. would mean a capacity of 60 people. I know some people think that this covid-19 is way over blown and the government response is way overboard. The majority of deaths are probably in the age groups over 65 and people with pre-existing conditions. A lot of these people may have already had cancer, heart disease or other conditions. In a lot of these case these people may have live with their condition for many years but covid-19 has no cure so it takes these people sooner. Now the government needs to get us back to work but the simple truth is that the coronavirus is still out there. The uncertainty means gradual opening and social distancing. It means people over 65 and pre-existing conditions are still afraid and under stay at home situation. I’m one of those who is effected in this way. It really doesn’t matter what they open up safe isn’t going to happen anytime real soon for me.

If I was working yet I probably would take a chance only for a couple reasons. One you need to eat and two you need to pay the bills. But with things the way they are 2020 will be a record year for cancelation of most events. I don’t blame the government for anything. How were they to know this was coming down the pike or how much of a need there was going to be for the PPE. It is easy to point fingers and complain about mistakes that government has made. They aren’t God but humans like us all. It’s a learn and live moment in time and we should thank those people even if a mistakes have been made.

I think we have done a pretty good job of staying at home and doing our best to minimize our contact with each other. How long we can do this without driving our spouses nuts or throwing up our hands and saying the hell with this and just taking a chance. We know this can’t go on forever and the government can’t just keep giving out checks. I believe that those of us that even though we’ve been in a lock down for the last 11 weeks or so . We don’t really understand the horrible reality of covid-19 disease because a lot of us haven’t personally lost anyone to it. We are like on the outside looking in. It isn’t that at we haven’t seen the pictures on TV but we haven’t lost someone close to us. When you see someone you know today and a few days later they are gone it effects you differently. Our country and even the world can’t afford another years of canceled events. We are losing literally trillions of dollars and recession like we have seen before could come. So the goal of the world governments as a whole should a all out war against covid-19 and until a safe vaccine is produced medicines that that will at cut the suffering from catching it. We don’t care which political party the scientist belong to or if they support Trump or Pelosi . We need unity to work day and night so 2021 isn’t a repeat of 2020 . An the only thing that gets canceled in 2021 is the word CANCELED !!