Neighbors of Noah

1/28/2013
By Senator H.L. Richardson, ret., GOC Chairman

Have we? A very good case could be made that we have abandoned our Creator. Politically, the evidence shows that the political pagans are in the latter stages of their socialist ascendancy and a growing number of the population are waking up to why the hedonists have been doing and don’t like it. Maybe we are being chastised, a wake-up call?

If so, how did we get on God’s wake-up list?  We’ve been told over and over again that the price of liberty is eternal vigilance. Have we been alert — vigilant?  Let’s look at the record and ask, “has the citizenry taken God for granted or have they forgotten Him altogether?  The answer is an emphatic and loud YES if you take a close look at who we admire and elect, Hollywood actors , the democrat party  and the RINO republicans.

Our elected representatives not only ignore God but also delight in breaking God’s Ten Commandments and bragging about it.  I will give you three broken commandments being bragged  about today. The big political “moral” cry is redistributing “fairly” the wealth of others. How much should government tax the income of the  filthy rich guys and how little shall we tax the earnings of the middle class guys, and maybe a tiny bit from the low income guys.

If it’s for taking from one and giving to another, God says it’s not moral to do it at all!

The Tenth Commandment, “thou shall not covet” means it’s a bad sin to desire  any of the property of either the big or little. Zip, Nada, Nothing!. Money is property that one earns by their labor. Taxes can only be taken from those who are directly benefited by the tax. Taxing one to give to another is morally wrong.

Now, when politicians covet wealth and then use the police force of government  to do so, they commit another sin called “thou shall not steal. ” Oh no!” the socialist politician’s say, we’re just trying to be good guys by making things fair by redistributing the wealth evenly. The rich guys have too much and the poor guys have too little.” Now, by saying that, they are breaking another commandment, “thou shall not bear false witness!” which everyone knows means lying. not telling the truth. Government never taxes and gives any money away without taking a good half [or better] of the plunder for administrative overhead, Today, of the money put into welfare, almost three out of every four dollars is for top administrative salaries, ,secretaries, social workers, overhead, buildings, union dues, plus money they can give to their political PAC’s. Only one out of four dollars gets to the welfare recipients, the government overhead gets the other three.

Today, few citizens believe that the religious core values, which founded and sustained this nation for the first hundred and fifty years have not only been sadly neglected, but brutally abused. Fortunately. the public is finding out what their political ignorance and religious apathy has created. While godly people snoozed,  a small minority of hedonists has been able to impose their will upon the majority.

Let’s go back to the comments of a very wise man, President Theodore Roosevelt. He stated, “There are those who believe that a new modernity demands a new morality. What they fail to consider is the harsh reality that there is no such thing as a new morality. There is only one morality.  There is only true Christian ethics over against which stands the whole of paganism. If we are to fulfill our great destiny as a people, then we must return to the old morality, the sole morality.”

Roosevelt saw, at the beginning of the twentieth century, some radical activists who were proclaiming a “new morality” embodying atheism and materialism. They were becoming increasingly active on our college campuses and were becoming more active in American politics, promoting their “new morality, calling themselves “progressives” and planning to elect candidates in both  political parties.

They have succeeded in the democrat party beyond their wildest expectations, look carefully at who Americans have recently elected president, not once but twice.

Are we fulfilling our “destiny” that President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed? Or, are we becoming pagans like all the rest?

There’s one more of the Ten Commandments we should think about, The count of aborted babies that our tax dollars have helped murder is now over five and a half million. What do you think God thinks of people who elect politicians who would do that? Think long and hard about it.

 

 

U.S. appeals court strikes down state’s concealed-carry ban

U.S. appeals court strikes down state’s concealed-carry ban.

By Ray Long, Annie Sweeney and Monique GarciaTribune reporters2:54 p.m. CST, December 11, 2012

The state of Illinois would have to allow ordinary citizens to carry weapons under a federal appeals court ruling issued today, but the judges also gave lawmakers 180 days to put their own version of the law in place.

In a 2-1 decision that is a major victory for the National Rifle Association, the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals said the state’s ban on carrying a weapon in public is unconstitutional.

“We are disinclined to engage in another round of historical analysis to determine whether eighteenth-century America understood the Second Amendment to include a right to bear guns outside the home. The Supreme Court has decided that the amendment confers a right to bear arms for self-defense, which is as important outside the home as inside,” the judges ruled.

“The theoretical and empirical evidence (which overall is inconclusive) is consistent with concluding that a right to carry firearms in public may promote self-defense. Illinois had to provide us with more than merely a rational basis for believing that its uniquely sweeping ban is justified by an increase in public safety. It has failed to meet this burden.  READ MORE …

knockout

Yesterday, our Executive Director spent his time down at the State Capitol meeting and greeting all the new members, along with the old ones, at their swearing in ceremony.  It was a day where the building was filled with more pomp and circumstance than usual, and where the recently elected officials took the oath of office.  The day was certainly filled with excitement, and one would hope, with some nerves, as the responsibility of the job they spent so much time running towards begins to set in.

During the ceremony and in their interviews with the media, the Democratic Party, now the super majority, spoke with humility and respect for their jobs and responsibilities, as well as the opposing minority party.  Speaker John Perez addressed the members of the Assembly during the ceremony, saying “finding the right solutions for the challenges facing our state, is not the task of one party or one house, it is work that each of us has chosen to take up by putting our names on a ballot”.

Now that sounds great, doesn’t it?  It sounds like they are taking their new super-leading position with sincerity.  Right?

But yesterday wasn’t the beginning of their work as legislators.  It was merely the celebration of what had been accomplished and what is to come.

While it’s nice to hear that they are dedicated to working together, one wonders if humility is only displayed for the sake of the media, the cameras, the recorders, and the reporters.

Because shortly thereafter, THIS was circulated through the halls of the Capitol.  Now, this really gives the citizens of California a lot of faith that they are dedicated to working together … doesn’t it?  Or maybe it just shows that to them, it’s all just a big party.

Knockout

{NOTE: We understand that there are many Democrats who own guns and support the Second Amendment, and we have supported Democratic legislators in the past, when they were strong enough to vote against the wishes of their party, however it is a fact that the Democrats will be the ones who will introduce the anti-gun legislation that we are here to fight against in the coming year. Now, since their recent “knock out”, we stand less of a chance in defeating the anti-gun bills they bring forward}

the line between sports and politics

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It’s hardly difficult to get a quick bio on sportscaster, Bob Costas.  Just google the guy and bam.  You just about have his life history at your finger tips.

Having been announcing sports professionally for over 38 years, he has certainly racked up quite the resume.  He started in minor-league hockey, then moved up the food-chain to the radio play-by-play announcer for Spirits of St. Louis in 1974. Soon thereafter, he did play-play for the Chicago Bulls on WGN-TV, while spending time under the employment of CBS Sports as announcer for regional CBS NFL and CBS NBA.

When he was just 28 years old, he moved on over the NBC, where he has remained since the 80’s.  While there, he certainly has done a lot, from having his own late-night talk show, to all the big games in between.

And then there were all of those Olympic Games where he front-lined for NBC as a broadcaster.  That’s pretty big stuff for a sportscaster … right?  I’d think one would dream of broadcasting the Olympics for their country.  Quite an accomplishment.

Now that’s just a quick summary, and it’s fair to say, he has quite a bit of experience in his field.  Right?

Not many people have broadcasted so many Olympic Games for the United States.  But then again, it fits.  Because after all, the Olympics are a worldwide game of athletics … sports.  Which fits right in with the rest of his resume.

So when did he become a commentator on politics?  Sure, he interviewed President George W. Bush at his appearance at the 2008 Summer Beijing Olympics, after having declared that his administration had “tragically failed”.  But does interviewing the President at the Olympic Games automatically allow you to put “political commentator” on your resume?

Ummm …. I don’t think so.

And even when a tragedy occurs within the field of one’s work, in this case, professional sports; it’s difficult to see how a sportscaster deems his personal political opinions worthy of his halftime segment on Sunday Night Football.  Where’s the connection between gun control and the last play made in the football game?

Last time I checked, one of the beautiful things about sports, is that it’s purely for entertainment.  It gives people an opportunity to come together, regardless of (insert any and all potentially dividing factors here), and to root for a team/sport/player … away from the nonsense of life.

It’s an outlet.  For many, it’s an outlet from politics.  But on December 2, 2012, Bob Costas took away that outlet, so he could state his own personal beliefs.  And that, was an unfortunate liberty he took.

Read More on Costas’ comments

Black Friday Gun Sales Hit New Record High

Overwhelming demand crashes FBI background check center

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
November 27, 2012

Black Friday gun sales hit an all time record high last week with demand for new firearms so overwhelming that it caused outages at the FBI background check center on two separate occasions.

Fueled by fears that the Obama administration will go after gun rights during a lame duck term, the FBI reported 154,873 background check requests on Friday – a 20 per cent increase on last year’s record total of 129,166 checks.

The number of guns sold could actually be double or more that figure because only one background check is recorded per sale even if buyers purchase multiple firearms.

“With the recent election, some people are making buying decisions just in case something (new law) happens,” Don Gallardo, manager of Shooter’s World in Phoenix, told USA Today.

Gun stores noted that first time gun owners and women represented a significant number of those purchasing firearms on Black Friday.  READ MORE …

Are We a Christian Nation?

by Senator H.L.”Bill” Richardson [ ret.]

I don’t think so. We used to be. From our first president George Washington to our thirty third president Harry S. Truman, no President had any trouble calling America a Christian nation. There should be no doubt in anyone’s mind if they were aware of the mind set of the  Christian men who wrote our Constitution. Our forefathers who drafted this amazing document were 26 Episcopalian Christians, 11 Presbyterian Christians, 7 Congregationalist Christians, 2 Lutheran Christians, 2 Dutch Reformed Christians,2 Methodist Christians, 2 Quaker Christians, 2 Roman Catholics Christians and 1 Deist Christian – Dr. Franklin, who by the way, called for prayer during the Constitutional Convention, June 28, 1787. Later in life he said the following “I have lived a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see  of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men! If it had not been for the justice of our cause, and the consequent interposition of  Providence in which we had faith, we must have been ruined. If I had ever before been an atheist, I should now have been convinced of the being and government of a Deity. It is He who abases the proud and favors the humble! May we never forget His goodness to us and may our future manifest our gratitude.”

The articulate patriot Patrick Henry,  Governor of Virginia, stated, “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists but by Christians, not on religions but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”

Our founding fathers believed in Christ and devoutly followed the word of God, specifically that which was revealed in the Bible. God was quite emphatic, the Ten Commandments were commands, not suggestions.  “I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and forth generation of them who hate me; and showing mercy unto the thousands of them who love me and keep my commandments.”

Have we kept God’s word? Hardly!  Does God keep His word? Yes He does! The Old Testament is filled with historical examples of God’s punishment on those who had forgotten God, as well as His blessings on those who continued to follow His word. It is without doubt, America used to be a nation blessed by God. And why not? We set up a government based upon God’s word. Our tax laws were just, citizens were only taxed on what they used. Federal government collected ample tax revenue from tariffs on imported goods, liquor and luxury items. Foreign merchants were delighted to pay the tariffs in exchange for American dollars for their merchandise. And no wonder, our paper currency was redeemable in hard money, either gold or silver.

By 1887, our national treasury was overflowing with millions of surplus dollars. President Grover Cleveland, a conservative democrat, lowered the tariffs on imported goods and cut the tax rates on luxury items so Americans could buy these items at lower cost. Imagine that! Cutting taxes so prices on luxury goods could be cheaper for our citizens to buy! Up until 1912 there were no federal progressive income taxes. None! Zero! Nada! What a blessing, no yearly tax forms to fill out, no tax receipts one must keep, no payroll deductions on payday, no yearly check to the government. In other words, no federal Government  “coveting” your hard earned money; therefore breaking God’s Tenth Commandment,  “Thou shall not covet thy neighbors wife, nor his manservant , nor his maid servant, nor his cattle, nor  anything that is thy neighbor’s.”  Anything includes money and guns!

Financial serfdom for Americans began with a whisper in 1913.  Congress passed a law allowing taxation on personal income. “Oh,” they said, “there’s no worry, we’re only going to tax just the very rich and  then only one percent.”

By that devious statement our elected leaders violated the Eighth Commandment as well. “Thou shall not bear false witness.” Then, by enforcing the new law by the police power of the state, they broke the Seventh Commandment, “thou shall not steal.”

Once the nose of the personal income tax camel got under the tent, the tail was soon to follow. And follow it did. Need an example? The government taking tax dollars to subsidize abortion clinics, that grinds the Fifth Commandment to powder. “Thou shall not kill.” 50 million babies and still counting.  Imagine how God thinks about our two political parties? The democrats support abortion and the other gives lip service to abandoning abortion. We elected them, so whose really to blame?

Our second president Samuel Adams wrote, “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

An ambitious, covetous and revengeful  whale went through our moral and religious net in this last election. We should think long and hard about Thomas Jefferson’s somber thought. “I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever.”

Life Savers: gun > knife

 

I’m noticing a theme with the criminals that are getting shot by their victims.  First of all, most of the offenses are not their first.  And second of all, they seem to lack common sense.  It’s as if they expect things to always go their way, whether they have a gun themselves, or even just a knife.  They don’t consider the possibility that their victims are anything but defenseless.

Which, in turn, one would hope knocks some sense into the criminals and end their streak of thievery, etc … of course, that is, if they survive.

Take this story for example.  This thug already had a warrant out for his arrest, when he stole a car and attempted to rob a 69 year old man who was working in his garage.  Not so lucky for the bad guy, the victim had a .38 caliber handgun appropriately stashed nearby.  After a bit of a roll-around with the gun and the knife, the victim became the victor.  He shot the idiot twice, once in the arm, and once in the butt; causing him to run away … probably crying.  (READ STORY)

AND THAT WAS IN CALIFORNIA!  We may have lost a major battle in this state on Tuesday, but at least this man was able to save his own life, thanks to to few gun rights we have left.  And to him and his family, I don’t doubt his life is worth more than an election.

The lesson to this story?  You’ve heard me say it over and over.  And over.  And it might be the reason this blog isn’t more popular.  But I’m going to say it again.

WE CAN’T STOP FIGHTING.  We need every American, every Californian, to jump on board.  Donate your time and money to the political causes that are most important to you.  If you don’t step up now, then we will be far more lost four years down the road than we might already be.

Let Tuesday’s results and the prevailing stories of law-abiding gun owners across the country serve as your call to action.  Please.