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WHO IS BEING VIOLATED THE MOST?

How do you explain U.S. Senators willing to throw American justice under the proverbial bus of character death, in light of –
– A judge of impeccable record and character;
– A judge who has passed many FBI investigations;
– A devoted husband;
– A father;
– A man who has had hundreds of classmates, adult friends, and professional relationships give him
high marks for character;
– TO BELIEVE WOMEN THEY HAVE NOT MET OR VETTED.

The same people whom Americans have rejected in the last Presidential race, are now pushing the narrative that is opposite of our judicial system:
– Any accuser can accuse you of heinous crimes, and they must be believed because “look how courageous and brave” they are to come forward;
– The good judge is not to be believed because he is a man;
– The good judge is guilty because the propaganda media says so;
– Therefore, when it is convenient for the propaganda media, you are guilty until you can prove you are innocent.

The first woman accuser cannot remember where or when the good judge – to use a Baby Boomer expression from the sixties – forcibly felt her up for a brief span of time. Her BFF says she never knew of any such incident. The witnesses the accuser has named deny any knowledge of this alleged incident.

The second woman accuser called classmates before coming forward, asking if they remembered her alleged incident where the good judge exposed himself at a party, BECAUSE SHE JUST WASN’T SURE IF IT WAS HIM. (Talk about plausible deniability!) All class mates said they did not remember any such alleged incident.

The hooker’s sleazy judge, not wanting to be excluded from this smearing party, claims he has a string of women who will testify that the good judge allegedly participated in orgy sex. I suspect these people are like the ones Soros and the Democratic Party paid to be rioters at the beginning of the good judges’ confirmation process hearings.

On a personal note: I can tell you how it feels to be railroaded in a legal proceeding. In a divorce proceeding where we both filed for a divorce, my ex, his lawyer, and the judge were in legion with each other. During the first phase of the hearing, my ex accused me of doing every bad thing he had done – primarily his infidelity. (This is called projection, and the enemy within our country loves to use projection.)

I wrote on my lawyer’s legal pad that it was all lies. She wrote on her legal pad that I would get my turn to speak, after my ex finished his testimony. She lied. Before I knew it, the gavel sounded, and it was all over. She said that I would be just fine, and she needed the money they paid her, and she would deny it if I chose to do anything about it. She knew I had no money left for attorney fees. I FELT VIOLATED.

It would seem that this kind of corruption has become the norm instead of the exception I believed it to be at the time it happened to me.  If America lets this happen to the good judge, we can all expect that our broken system cannot be fixed – so what is the point of voting. This is the reaction from you that they are now counting on.

NOW MORE THAN EVER YOUR VOTE IS NEEDED TO STOP THIS KIND OF INJUSTICE. IF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY TAKES BACK EITHER HOUSE OF CONGRESS WE WILL BE DOOMED TO INJUSTICE FOR THE LONG-TERM FORESEEABLE FUTURE.

I am reminded of the prose by Martin Niemoller (1892-1934) depicting what happened when GOOD CITIZENS DID NOTHING!
“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out – because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out – because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out – because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me – and there was no one left to speak for me.”

The Ninth Biblical Commandment says, “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.” If we ignore what IS happening, are we not just as guilty as the people railroading the good judge? Our Judaeo-Christian law tells us that ‘A PERSON IS INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY, BEYOND A SHADOW OF DOUBT.’

WHO IS BEING VIOLATED THE MOST? WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE.

Contact your Senators TODAY and tell them that this good judge is being railroaded by a group of people who have no respect for our Constitutional Law; and are making our Constitutional law to be null and void. If we do not stop this today, you can expect the same treatment I received, and the same treatment the good judge is receiving. On any future date you may be accused of things you did not say or do.

WHO IS BEING VIOLATE THE MOST? YOU ARE, AS AN AMERICAN CITIZEN.

You may quote me on this,
Texas Lady Juanita
Copyright © 2018 by Juanita Holloway-Walters

All Rights Reserved.

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HEADS UP – THE FLAW IN THE AMERICAN AWAKENING

America has been in dire moral straights for a long time. “The enemy within” our government continued the policies of several prior Presidential administrations: DIVISIONS of color / racism; of political parties; of sex / gender; of Antifa getting by with violence against the Middle and Upper Classes, and others. Most important, Christians have divided, divided, and sub-divided The Body of Christ into thousands of denominations designed with man-made agendas. America is divided, both sides cannot be right – well, one of them IS left. The truth is that those who are on the right claim higher moral ground, but it is often a false claim. Their patriotic hearts are in the right place, but what they believe is flawed. The problem with America is her Christian Faith; it is broken.

The Christian right is praying, but they are not a cohesive group under Christ, as The Body of Christ, as they should be. Americans have become desensitized to evil and are no longer able to look evil in the eye and call it evil. The “Great Awakening” is primarily a political awakening so far, and not a spiritual one. Dozens of YouTube sites that are reporting the truth to Americans, are missing the necessary boat for success. The “Great Awakening” must take Americans back to their Christian roots. The Lord is in the wings waiting for Americans to not only come back to Him, as their “First Love,” but to be loud in sharing their rekindled Christian Faith – via witnessing to all that ‘have an ear.’ There is no testimony on this earth stronger than the TRUE witness testimony of Christian Faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Our Founding Documents, including our Constitution, were based on Judeo/Christian Faith. How are we to make America Great Again (MAGA) without our true King, Jesus? America is not to bend their knees for any other faith, or political substitution for our faith. Our Representative Constitutional Republic requires a self-governing population. Let there be no mistake, self-governing Americans are Christians who endeavor to live the Lord’s Commandments for humans. In the successful years of our Republic, most of our population endeavored to live up to these Commandments written in our hearts and minds. Of course, there were those who were not Christians or Jews, but most in this category of Americans considered the Commandments to be good for them and their families. God’s natural laws are written in every human DNA but is only truly activated when Christian Belief is in exalted play.

It isn’t as if Christians do not know that only the truth will set our course straight and good, the following is one of the most quoted passages in The Bible – AND WHAT IS EXPECTED OF US.

Ephesians 6:10-20 Holy Bible KJV
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might.
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
Above all, taking the shield of Faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
And take the helmet of Salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God:
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the Gospel,
For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.”

If the Christian right, that came out to vote for Trump, were solid in their Christian Faith, and loud about their Christian Faith, as well as supporting President Trump, the lies and betrayal we are witnessing would quickly be handled by a DOJ that is in tune with the majority of Americans.

75% of Americans say they are Christian. 20% of Americans say they have no religion. Religion and Denomination are interchangeable in America.  I have no Religion / Denomination; I have FAITH IN THE GOSPEL REGARDING JESUS CHRIST, which makes me a Christian BY FAITH, AND GODS WORD. Even family members have argued with me about my Christian Faith. When asked if they have read Jesus words in The Bible, they say “no.” I ask them, (and you if applicable), to hold your opinion of the Bible until you have read it and studied it by prayer to God before and after each study session.

Another fine point regarding Christianity, we all know that many who claim to have no religion, are mad at God for some reason; and many return to their Christian Faith when they need God. When America reconnected historically in her Christian Faith, evil slithered behind a rock until the next time in the future history when America becomes weak in their solidarity behind their Christian Faith. We the People do have it in our power to turn the country solidly around today (MAGA) if we would live in The Word as we have done in the past. This will be a day when “The Great Christian Spiritual Awakening” will be described in our National Pledge:

I pledge Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic
for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.

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 MY CRITICAL THINKING CLASS NOTES / RHETORICAL DEVICES

These are meant to be used when reading articles and commentary. Enjoy a deeper understanding . . .

MY CRITICAL THINKING CLASS NOTES / RHETORICAL DEVICES
I reduced the class down to less than three pages!
Juanita Holloway-Walters aka Texas Lady Juanita

PERSUASIVE:

EUPHEMISM – Good expression replacing bad one that may offend

INUENDO – Insinuation of something deprecatory

RHETORICAL DEFINITION – To influence attitude or affect behavior, use images w/ positive or negative emotions (also known as Rhetorical Explanation and Rhetorical Comparison)

DYSPEMISM – Bad expression used to tone down the good

LOADED QUESTION – Question that rests on one or more unwarranted or unjustified assumptions

RHETORICAL DEVICE – Influence attitudes or beliefs through association – adds to persuasive but not logical

DOWNPLAYER – Diminish importance of claim

PROOF SURROGATE – Expression in place of actual evidence or authority

HORSE LAUGH – Ridicule disguised as reasoning to reject claim

RHETORIC – Persuade rather than prove logically

STEREOTYPE – Oversimplified generalization about a person of a certain class

HYPERBOLE – Extravagant Overstatement

WEASELER – Expression used to protect claim from criticism by weakening it

COMMON FALLACIES:

AD HOMINEM – Argument against claim based on who made the claim instead of against the actual claim (cannot resist pointing out that The Tea Party people are attacked this way, with Ad Hominem arguments on the six o’clock news – by other political parties calling us names we would normally attribute to far left, and not debating the issues)

FALSE DILEMMA – Fallacious reasoning – x and y can both be false — false reasoning says x is true because y is false

PERSONAL ATTACK AD HOMINEM – Refusing claim because person making it we do not like, or we disapprove of them

APPEAL TO IGNORANCE – Lack of evidence against a claim doesn’t mean the claim gets any positive points

GENETIC FALLACY – YO Mama! Not really ha ha – Rejecting a claim on the basis of its origin or history

POISIONING THE WELL – Discrediting the claim in advance because we don’t like the person

BEGGING THE QUESTION – Argument in which conclusion is identical to the argument (restates argument)

INCONSISTENCEY AD HOMINEM – You can’t make that claim due to prior opposing stance (or your actions are opposite)

MISPLACED BURDEN OF PROOF – Case where burden of proof is on the wrong side

LINE-DRAWING FALLACY – Insisting that a line be drawn at x, when it could also be drawn at y or z

SLIPPERY SLOPE – Arguing that because x happens, then y and or z will also happen

CIRCUMSTANTIAL AD HOMINEM – Attempting to discredit claim by discrediting the person making the claim

PERFECTIONIST FALLACY – Concluding claim is false because its conclusion is not perfect

STRAW MAN – Ignores actual position and argues a distorted, exaggerated, or misrepresented position

PSYCHOLOGICAL & RELATED FALLACIES

WISHFUL THINKING – Accepting it because you want it to be true and vice versa

GUILT TRIP – Making someone feel guilty for not accepting claim

ARGUEMENT COMMON PRACTICE – Justify or defend on grounds that everyone knows it or does it

NATIONALISM – Because of nationalism one may be led to blind endorsement of policy or claim

ARGUMENT FROM ENVY – Induce acceptance by arousing feelings of envy

ARGUMENT FROM OUTRAGE – Invoking anger with inflammatory words followed by conclusion

ARGUMENT BY FORCE – Using threat to support some conclusion

ARGUMENT BY PEER PRESSURE – Threatened by rejection if you don’t accept a claim

GROUP THINK FALLACY – Identifying with a group takes the place of reason and deliberation on an issue

ARGUMENT FROM PITY – Supporting claim by invoking pity rather than legitimate argument

SCARE TACTICS – Frightening scenario instead of facts to get someone to see it your way

ARGUMENT FROM POPULARITY – Convince of argument just because all or most believe it

SMOKE SCREEN – Irrelevant topic introduced to lead you away from original issue (Politicians in Washington like this one)

RATIONALIZING – False pretext to satisfy our desires or interests (teens love this one)

SUBJECTIVISM – An assumption that is true for one person, yet not for another

RED HERRING – Same as SMOKESCREEN

ARGUMENT FROM TRADITION – Using tradition as the basis of a claim

RELATIVISM – Error that two different cultures can believe different on a fact (oh, I could write a book on this one)

TWO WRONGS MAKE A RIGHT – Saying I can hit you because you would hit me

SCAPEGOATING – Placing the blame on a person or a group in error because they are an easy target

Texas Lady Juanita

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THE FIGHT OF OUR LIVES

Congressman Hon. A.S. Herlong Jr. of Florida read a list of 45 Communist Goals into the Congressional Record in 1963 – 55 years ago. This was a wake-up call to the up and coming Baby Boomer generation of the United States of America. There are many reasons why the Boomers did not heed this call:

~ Blue laws were overturned, and many raised up in a Christian Church, could find reasonable excuses to shop on Sundays, take the family out to eat, go to an indoor movie, and a hundred other reasons to find fellowship outside the Church. Instinctively, I believe many Boomer Christians were very Bible savvy, and understood that THE CHURCH is the ‘Body of Christ’ (the people), and not the man-made rules of thousands of Christian denominations. They famously, “threw out the baby with the bathwater.”

~ Christianity and family go hand in hand; when Americans drifted away from the church, they drifted away from knowing their neighbors – and even knowing their own family members. Divorce became common. Children no longer had the foundation of the church, and local fellowship to give them a sense of belonging.

~ Christianity and our Constitution go hand in hand; Constitutional law being replaced by the ever-elusive case law created an atmosphere of anything goes in our legal system. Boomers became less and less confident in our government, and our legal system.

~ Vietnam. Boomers lost their friends, brothers, and fathers to this “police action” that had zero support in most of America. Instead of directing our anger where it belonged, many Americans placed the blame in error on our Armed Forces. The divide between America and our Armed Forces would grow wider with time.

~ Margaret Sanger’s Planned Parenthood has continually to present day worked to achieve her goals for the reduction of poor and ignorant minorities. “Her goal, for the United States, was to increase the representation of the “native white strain”, which did not include first or second generation immigrants in her mind.” “Blacks have been aborted at about 3 times the rate of whites, according to Statistically Abstracts of the United States 2012.”

~ Hippies turned into Yuppie’s, and America’s love affair with careers, homes, cars, lavish vacations, and corner offices would do as much to wreck America’s families as divorce.

~ When we turn on computers in our schools, and when we turn on our iPhones we see an apple with a bite out of it – this representation of original sin should have given us a warning of what was to come. For every good we can name for our computerized world, we can name an endless list of evil. One huge example is internet pornography which is an epidemic in our world.

~ The war on drugs. The war on poverty. Two domestic wars that are dismal failures. Both are infested with drugs and poverty.

Below is the list of 45 Communist goals to infiltrate America and destroy her from within. You will see how far down this rabbit hole America has fallen. Americans can partner ideologically with Trump and our Military for a last chance to turn this around, with a “Great Awakening.” Americans who state their faith is Christianity has been holding the line at 85% of our population for many years. I pray for our “Great Awakening” to be defined by our Christian FAITH:

“2 Chronicles 7:14 King James Version
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

THE MOVEMENT TO DESTROY THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FROM WITHIN is defined by the goals Congressman Herlong quoted from Cleon Skousen’s book “The Naked Communist:”
My remarks are all in [brackets]  . . .

1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.
2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.
3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.

[As long as man has a sin nature, it would be foolish for the U.S. to disarm, because our enemy is Satanic and would never actually disarm. Our enemy among us prides itself in telling lies that Americans want to believe.

“Ephesians 6:12 King James Version
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” ‘Spiritual wickedness in high places’ – even in our own government.]

4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and
s   regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.
5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.
6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.

[DONE – YOUR HARD-EARNED MONEY IS GOING TO OUR ENEMIES. HOW DID YOU (AMERICA) LET THIS HAPPEN WITHOUT A FIGHT?]

7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.

[As one of my childhood friends says: Snicker, Snicker]

8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev’s promise in
1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.

[Is it possible that America affects the outcomes of elections around the world? How can we, with a straight face, accuse anyone else of this crime?]

9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to
suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.
10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.

[More of that snickering behind my hand.]

11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand
that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces.
(Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as
by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now
doing in the Congo.)

[My nightmare is that I wake up and find either Gore, Clinton (either), or a Bush as the Secretary General of the UN. Can you imagine the out and out fight to take over America?]

12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.
13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.
14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.
15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.
16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by
claiming their activities violate civil rights.

[LOUD SNICKERING]

17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current
Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations.
Put the party line in textbooks.
18. Gain control of all student newspapers.
19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which
are under Communist attack.

[Done. But, we are fighting back, and are reversing Agenda 21 across the country. It is just taking too long because parents are too busy with their lives to realize how important this is.
Newspapers recently talking about children who are demanding to by-pass parents, and affect law making directly should have scared the crap out of Baby Boomer children who have lost control of their children to the idea of Communism and Socialism. Where did they learn this? In our public schools that our tax dollars support 100%.]

20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing,
policymaking positions.
21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.
22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression.
An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks
and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.”
23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness,
repulsive, meaningless art.”
24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation
of free speech and free press.
25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity
in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

[How many shades of gray? My ex once told me, “That most of the world lived in the gray areas, not the Black and White that I lived in. Why, if I didn’t know about his promiscuity, because he would be careful, it really doesn’t hurt me, does it?”]

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”
27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit
the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a
“religious crutch.”
28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground
that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”

[PLEASE READ MY COMMENTARY DEBUNKING “SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE” FOLLOWING THIS LIST OF COMMUNIST GOALS IN THE UNITEDS STATES OF AMERICA.]

29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of
step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide
basis. concern for the “common man.”
31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American
history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more
emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.

[It is getting harder to snicker . . . The last three remind me of the last three or four Presidential elections.]

32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the
culture – education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.
33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the
Communist apparatus.
34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.

[Say what?]

36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.
37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.
38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all
behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can
understand [or treat].
39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of
gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.

[Definitely not snickering.]

40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents.
Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence
of parents.
42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the
American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use
[“]united force[“] to solve economic, political or social problems.

[OH MY!]

43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-
government.
44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.
45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court.

[The End.
How do you feel about our America right now?
Is it past time your voice was heard on Capitol Hill?
The voices of over 100 million American adults would change our nation into anything we decided we wanted to be.
Me too. Constitutional Representative Republic.]

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My commentary from August 10, 2012 on “Separation of Church and State” . . .
originally published in webcommentary . com
where I wrote as a guest author from 2010 to 2013;
after which I have written commentaries under my own blog texasladyjuanita.com

I have taken a long vacation from writing while caring for my late husband, and best friend, the king of romance, John. He went to be with Jesus on January 16, 2018. I miss him so much it still takes my breath away. I didn’t realize how much time we each spent spoiling the other until he was gone. I don’t have someone special to spoil anymore. On the other hand, for weeks, I would sit in my car waiting for the door to be opened – he did that for 23 years. I do not wish losing the love of your life for anyone. Such loss is not for sissies to bear. Everyone keeps telling me that I am the strongest woman they know. I am starting to believe it.

I have a pile of writing that I have not published. It is time to jump in with both feet. I hope to publish some new work soon. In the meantime, I felt it is important to publish this information that I have published before, because it is very timely.
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American Revival & Mr. Jefferson’s Letters

It never occurred to me before to read Thomas Jefferson’s letter that the phrase “separation of church and state” came from. The Lord moved upon my thoughts today to find and read the letter, and I am so thankful that I have read it. Prior to 1947 the phrase was widely believed to protect Americans from the government dictating which Christian religion Americans would belong to. Since 1947 the courts have seen fit to give the phrase a meaning which clearly was not the intent of Mr. Jefferson. The phrase has been used to divorce American life from America’s Christian religion.

I am sure you all know by now that the phrase “separation of church and state” does not appear in the Declaration of Independence or in our Constitution. It does not even appear as a popular phrase in preserved writing during the time of our Republic’s founding. The phrase must be viewed as it is in context of Mr. Jefferson’s whole letter. I believe that if Americans were to read the letter with an unbiased mind and heart, they would cry out in agony of the injustice and of the damage that has been done to American society as a result of court rulings based on the term “separation of church and state.”

I have inserted my commentary between lines of Thomas Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Baptist association, written in 1802. My commentary will be italicized and enclosed in brackets:

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Gentlemen,

The affectionate sentiments of esteem and approbation which

[approbation = approval],

you are so good as to express towards me, on behalf of the Danbury Baptist association, give me the highest satisfaction. my duties dictate a faithful and zealous pursuit of the interests of my constituents, & in proportion as they are persuaded of my fidelity to those duties, the discharge of them becomes more and more pleasing.

[He is happy that his constituent’s opinion of his pursuit of his constituent’s interests is equal to his actual faithful and zealous pursuits on their behalf.]

Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship,

[We owe an accounting of our faith, and how we worship, to no one but God.]

that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions,

[The government has its limited and legitimate powers spelled out in the Constitution. Those in government, once elected, should not be spewing their personal opinions as if they were law.]

I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should “make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,”

[He is in awe of the American people with their absolute power and authority declared that their law makers will never make a law establishing a particular Christian religion as the religion of the land. This is clearly in contrast to The Church of England, which they removed themselves from. They came here to have the freedom of whatever Christian religion they wanted to participate in. There were, to name just a few, Episcopalians, Roman Catholics, Presbyterians, Quakers, Baptists, Lutherans and Methodists. All thirteen colonies had constitutions that protected Christianity as the state religion. Even today, almost every state in the union has our Christian God in their State Constitutions. Until recent diversion, oaths of office have always been taken on the Holy Bible, and saying the words, “so help me God.” Sessions of State and Federal Congress have begun with Christian prayer beginning with our first elected officials. Until modern times, Sunday has been honored as a day of rest; this tradition is peculiar only to Christianity. When I was a girl, almost all stores were closed on Sundays. Most families spent time with their family at church and at home on Sundays. Currently, one can barely tell the difference between Saturday and Sunday. The family unit has deteriorated with the decline of our Christianity being present in our daily lives.]

[The phrase “or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” insures that no one can stop me from practicing my religion. Mr. Obama stating that “we are no longer a Christian nation” comes as a surprise of his ignorance that 85% of Americans are Christian.]

thus building a wall of separation between Church & State.

[Until modern times, this phrase was viewed in the context of the rest of the letter as declaration that the government will never be able to dictate what religion we belong to. This phrase lends itself to our religious protection from the state.]

[During the time of our Republic’s founding the term “rights of conscience” was a common phrase used for our Christian, God given rights and associated responsibilities. These rights belong to us every minute of every day we are alive. These rights define who we are. Who we are cannot be divided from our activities at home, at play, or at work – even if our work is that of politics – or, perhaps even most important if our work is in service to our citizens. Our Christian population is in dire need of returning to the “rights of conscience” that defined us in the birth of our American Republic.]

[To quote Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to the Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church at New London, CT, February 4, 1809, “No provision in our Constitution ought to be dearer to man than that which protects the rights of conscience.” Mr. Jefferson is actually saying that there is provision in our Constitution that protects “the rights of conscience.” There is no better definition for something Mr. Jefferson wrote, than for him to define it for us in his own words, in this second letter.]

I shall see with sincere satisfaction the progress of those sentiments which tend to restore to man all his natural rights, convinced he has no natural right in opposition to his social duties.

[After the agonies of war and suffering borne in gaining our independence, it is quite natural to see Mr. Jefferson satisfied to see man restored in his natural rights. Those natural rights to man from God (life, liberty, pursuit of happiness), and knowing that these natural rights are in agreement with man’s social duties. Part of man’s social duties is exercising his voting privilege, or being voted into office to exercise the bounds of his “rights of conscience” in representing his constituents.]

I reciprocate your kind prayers for the protection & blessing of the common father and creator of man, and tender you for yourselves & your religious association, assurances of my high respect & esteem.

[It seems obvious Mr. Jefferson is returning good wishes in kind that he received from the Danbury Baptist association.]

Th Jefferson Jan. 1. 1802.

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It is time for the majority of American Christians to end their silence on this issue. The courts have been getting it wrong since the 1940’s. If we value the revival of our American Christian faith, families, education, Constitution, and Republic, this issue is central to revival.

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THE MOST IMPORTANT POST OF THE YEAR:

Who Shut Down The Government? BY THOMAS SOWELL:
Even when it comes to something as basic, and apparently as simple and straightforward, as the question of who shut down the federal government, there are diametrically opposite answers, depending on whether you talk to Democrats or to Republicans.

There is really nothing complicated about the facts. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted all the money required to keep all government activities going — except for ObamaCare.

This is not a matter of opinion. You can check the Congressional Record.

As for the House of Representatives’ right to grant or withhold money, that is not a matter of opinion either. You can check the Constitution of the United States. All spending bills must originate in the House of Representatives, which means that Congressmen there have a right to decide whether or not they want to spend money on a particular government activity.

Whether ObamaCare is good, bad or indifferent is a matter of opinion. But it is a matter of fact that members of the House of Representatives have a right to make spending decisions based on their opinion.

ObamaCare is indeed “the law of the land,” as its supporters keep saying, and the Supreme Court has upheld its Constitutionality.

But the whole point of having a division of powers within the federal government is that each branch can decide independently what it wants to do or not do, regardless of what the other branches do, when exercising the powers specifically granted to that branch by the Constitution.

The hundreds of thousands of government workers who have been laid off are not idle because the House of Representatives did not vote enough money to pay their salaries or the other expenses of their agencies — unless they are in an agency that would administer ObamaCare.

Since we cannot read minds, we cannot say who — if anybody — “wants to shut down the government.” But we do know who had the option to keep the government running and chose not to. The money voted by the House of Representatives covered everything that the government does, except for ObamaCare.

The Senate chose not to vote to authorize that money to be spent, because it did not include money for ObamaCare. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says that he wants a “clean” bill from the House of Representatives, and some in the media keep repeating the word “clean” like a mantra. But what is unclean about not giving Harry Reid everything he wants?

If Senator Reid and President Obama refuse to accept the money required to run the government, because it leaves out the money they want to run ObamaCare, that is their right. But that is also their responsibility.

You cannot blame other people for not giving you everything you want. And it is a fraud to blame them when you refuse to use the money they did vote, even when it is ample to pay for everything else in the government.

When Barack Obama keeps claiming that it is some new outrage for those who control the money to try to change government policy by granting or withholding money, that is simply a bald-faced lie. You can check the history of other examples of “legislation by appropriation” as it used to be called.

Whether legislation by appropriation is a good idea or a bad idea is a matter of opinion. But whether it is both legal and not unprecedented is a matter of fact.

Perhaps the biggest of the big lies is that the government will not be able to pay what it owes on the national debt, creating a danger of default. Tax money keeps coming into the Treasury during the shutdown, and it vastly exceeds the interest that has to be paid on the national debt.

Even if the debt ceiling is not lifted, that only means that government is not allowed to run up new debt. But that does not mean that it is unable to pay the interest on existing debt.

None of this is rocket science. But unless the Republicans get their side of the story out — and articulation has never been their strong suit — the lies will win. More important, the whole country will lose.”

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WHOSE TRUTH DO YOU BELIEVE?

I received some interesting results from my last few blogs. I could go on for weeks posting interesting articles that are sent to me on a daily basis to prove a point regarding the illusive qualities of truth. At a minimum, these articles are very entertaining reading! There is so much information out there in the world-wide-web; finding the truth can be a very cumbersome chore. At the end of the day we do not know who to believe. As a conservative, I am a Blaze subscriber, but even Glenn Beck and I disagree on some fundamental issues such as his (and his loyal employees) take on Social Security and Medicare. Just because we subscribe to a hundred internet sites, does not indicate what we do and do not believe. Rather it could be an indicator of how sincerely we are searching for an ounce of truth . . . one ounce at a time.

I had intended to do similar posts containing partial truths for a few more days, but we need to move on to the point of these posts. Today’s post was to have been the best of The White Hat’s Reports . . . but I received this article from a FB friend this morning, and it kept me reading to the end – whether the truth or fiction it was entertaining:     http://divinecosmos.com/start-here/davids-blog/1051-g7banks .

The Boston Marathon Bombing events are no different than what we are bombarded with on the internet. On that awful day:
–     BEFORE THE BOMBING – We saw pictures of people in fatigues with large packs on their backs running with the rest of the runners. I don’t know exactly why these people were running in military garb – and neither do you.
–     BEFORE THE BOMBING – We see a “black ops for hire” group that goes by the name of “Kraft.” They are all dressed the same. They were either having their annual company get-to-gather at the Marathon, or they were hired to stand around and confuse the argument today . . . or they were hired to do “black ops stuff” of which I don’t know what all they actually do – and neither do you.
–     BEFORE THE BOMBING – We see dogs (we are told bomb sniffing dogs) and dog handlers near the finish line. I cannot imagine they were anything but what we were told, but I have no way of knowing – and neither do you.
–     The “person of interest,” becomes exonerated after being tagged as involved with terrorism at the Boston Marathon bombing. This guy has ties with high ups in Saudi – or so we are told. I have no direct way of knowing the truth about this guy – and neither do you.
–     BEFORE THE BOMBING – We see two brothers on film and still photos – who may or may not be Al-Qaida; who may or may not be CIA; who may or may not be FBI; who may or may not be lone wolf operators; and who may or may not be Saudi Terrorists. I have no sure way of knowing – and neither do you.
–     AFTER THE BOMBING – We see one film that is very dark, with police lights, and we hear a lot of gun fire. We are told that the older brother died of wounds and being run over by his younger brother. We see another film that is lit by headlights, and police lights, and we see the naked uninjured older brother being put into the back of a patrol car (which means they tortured him and shot him many times later in the night).” HOW ARE WE TO KNOW THE TRUTH? Are the pictures faked? And he is alive to do whatever it is he does another day? I have no way of knowing any of this – and neither do you.
–     Our presidents have had some unusual relations with Saudi Arabia. Knowing this, how are we supposed to believe anything our government tells us about – well, you know – Saudi’s are not checked before getting on commercial airplanes anymore – BUT YOU ARE, AND YOUR FRAIL GRANDMOTHER IS, A WELL AS YOUR SLEEPING TWO YEAR OLD IN YOUR ARMS?

Whether we are talking about Bush, Obama, Al-Qaida, CIA, FBI, or black ops – – – it could be said that they all believe they are doing the right things. They have tunnel-vision that makes them believe they are right and others are wrong. These people all have one thing in common . . . they believe the ENDS JUSTIFY THE MEANS . . . which translated means – I can do anything including murder to manipulate you to do what I want you to do if the end result is a good result. OMG!!! These people proved in one day that they could verbally control a large American city – the empty Boston streets was the most UN-AMERICAN thing I think I may have ever seen. Even after 9-11 we were still a mobile nation, including New York.

Unless you are very high up in our government, you and I do not have any way to know the truth from lies regarding events that affect all of us. Much of what America holds to be true today even defies common sense. How did we get here? Has there been a time when Americans had more control over what we did and did not believe? Yes. Certainly when local populations were much smaller, we could be reasonably sure of the local “news.” America grew and prospered, and proved to be made up of mostly good people for long periods in our history.

What was different was our Christian morality that most Americans lived by. What truths do I know that I can build a foundation on today?
–     I know that I am a created being, living in a created existence – created by God.
–     I know that my Creator / God came to Earth as a man, Jesus Christ, and He came to give us the good news of who He is, of who we are, and His plans for me long term.
–     I am instructed to not be deceived (and most of the internet is designed to deceive you). Even a snake oil salesman has to work harder than an internet article to make you believe his elixirs will work miracles.
–     I know that even if I am not held accountable today for evil deeds, I will be held accountable in the future by my Creator / God / Jesus Christ.
–     I know that when our founding fathers asked for God’s divine providence and protection, America grew and prospered. Americans LIVED THE BILL OF RIGHTS and the TEN COMMANDMENTS. Even those who committed crimes recognized when they went against these basic human laws.
–     I know that many people on Earth believe they are having connections with angels / supernatural entities. You better be close to the Lord so you will know the difference between one of God’s good angels such as Mary and Joseph saw and talked to, and Satan’s fallen band of angels. Until Jesus brings me back here with him for the Millennium spoken of in the Bible, Satan is here on Earth with his minions / band of fallen angels. Before the flood of Noah’s time, Satan’s band of angels came to Earth to mingle among us and breed. Those fallen will be here again in the times of trouble described in Revelation. You better be right with God, and pray for help to not be deceived.
–     I know that I am 60 years old, and when I was a child America was infinitely safer than it is now because 95%+ of all Americans, whether Christian or not, lived by Christian morality and values. I recommend to those of you who are not in touch with Christ through His Holy Spirit to get in touch now. America’s Christians from a not too distant past were believers with no reservations. In other words, we are to accept God’s laws, and not tell God that we are going to ignore this part of the Bible, or that part of the Bible. The Bible has all the words that God wanted in the Bible. If it isn’t there, God didn’t want it there. You can take all the “missing  chapters” that men tell you should have been in the Bible and put, them in the wood chipper. We are warned to not take anything away from the scriptures, and not add anything to the scriptures. We are warned to be careful if we are in a position to influence innocent minds, for we will be judged more harshly if we lead innocents astray. Yes, I grew up in a much safer America because Americans lived the Christian morality and values that make life much easier for everyone.

Can you imagine America cities where abortions are not needed, where all babies are wanted, where businesses regulate their own moral behavior, where education is created within local communities . . . where the community made of moral citizens who take responsibility for themselves, their families, and their communities? I can imagine it. I remember the responsible adults I grew up around, and their work ethic, and their generosity. I miss the America who mirrored President Kennedy’s words and truly ‘did not ask what their country could do for them, but asked what they could do for their country.’

I implore all people to remember that the most convincing lies are the ones that are peppered with some truth. When we have a moral foundation in our society, it is easier to decipher life’s issues together. If we are truly approaching the end times, as many of us can only guess at based on the world around us, then we are in a world evolving into the most confusing time in history. The war between good and evil is happening in the spiritual realm, and in the Earthly realm. When our enemies tell us that they are in a religious war with all who are not of their faith, we had better take them at their word. It is time for Americans to make it known which side of the Holy War they are on. If you don’t know which side you are on, it is almost too late for you to figure that out. I quote this often, because it lays it on the line so clearly, no one can read it and not understand . . . Ephesians 6:12 – 13  “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places].  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”  YES; AND AMEN.

NOTE: My goodness, sometimes it is so hard for me to write. I am committed to posting on my blog every day, and it is only fair to tell you that sometimes I am able to write as well as I was able to years ago – but, sometimes, no matter how many times I read over it to edit – it just seems like a big fuzzy ball that has no real form. I apologize if I do not get the construction done well; I still hope to get the message across with help from above. Tonight’s vision is only double – thankful it is not a triple vision night. LOL God Bless you every one. If I am still fuzzy tomorrow, I will just have to post a song we haven’t heard in a long time, with why it is a good song. Later . . .

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