An Open Letter Exposing Ted Cruz

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Dear Senator Cruz,

I’m sorry to say this, but the finger points directly at you. You are wholly deserving of the blame. This is all YOUR fault!

I was ready to turn the page. I was fully convinced that our elected officials fit into only one of three categories: Crook, Coward, or Commie.

I had come to fully understand the harsh realities of our day and how the current administration is finishing the work that had begun decades ago. We no longer will resemble the free society we once were. Our children will struggle, they will be monitored, and their care (and possibly even their food) will be rationed. They will work for the government, be supported by the government, and be indebted to the government; and they will not have the freedom to speak out against the government – no matter how repressive it becomes.

I’d come to accept it. There sure isn’t much I can do about it. I just know it wasn’t supposed to be this way. This is not what our forefathers envisioned. In fact, this is exactly what many of our former generations fought against. They spilled their blood so that freedom would be preserved. And now, a select few are arrogantly and maliciously taking it all away. Even the freedom to uphold and honor the Judeo-Christian God of our founders is under assault. Nevertheless, I’ve become resigned to the fact that the country I love is swiftly becoming no more.

And here you come, Senator Cruz, with your bold words and integrity. You withstand contempt and disdain even from within your own party.

Senator Cruz, I blame YOU for restoring honesty and sincerity back into the relationship between representative and constituent.

You are the culprit; and regardless of the final outcome, I just want to say……

Thank You!

* Originally written and published prior to the infamous ‘shutdown.’ It’s being republished in celebration of the fearless Senator’s Big Announcement!

No more of these putrid ‘electable’ Romney-type RINO candidates who place global interests above that of the average American. This is our last and final shot to save America. If we are going down, let’s put our best guy out there. It’s do or die time! Cruz or Bust!!!

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Are We Forgetting The God Who Once Made Us An Exceptional Nation?

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Most of us can see the writing on the wall: our nation will either return to God and He will heal our land; or we will do nothing and remain on the present path to destruction. It depends on the course individual Christians choose. Sadly, too many profess to believe, but fail to live according to the Bible. Only the Lord knows if they were truly saved in the first place.

I have never seen so much moral and spiritual confusion even among Christians. If we are not established in the Word of God and a preserving influence on culture, how can we expect it to improve? Proverbs 14:34 states:

Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.

Many of America’s founders promoted or supported the idea our nation will only advance, be blessed, and prosper if we the people continue in the things of God and if we actively and intentionally influence every aspect of society – including politics – for Christ.

This country began with sure footing on the eternal Rock of Jesus Christ and His teachings, but the question is raised in Scripture:

“If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” Psalm 11:3

As some chip away at America’s foundation, are we forgetting the God who once made us an exceptional nation?

Al Whittinghill of Ambassadors for Christ, International, pointed out the fact that twenty-one of the last great empires on earth all showed the same common signs of decline just before they dissolved and disappeared from world history.

The Social Symptoms: 1. An increase in lawlessness and promotion of the wrong people. 2. A loss of economic discipline and self-restraint; greed. 3) Rising government taxes and regulations, and a growing bureaucracy. 4. A decline in the relevance and quality of education.

The Cultural Symptoms: 1. An increase in materialism and selfish luxury. 2. The weakening of the foundational principles that built the nation and made it great. 3. Policies based on feelings and not moral discipline. 4. A loss of respect for established authority.

The Spiritual Symptoms: 1. A rise in immorality and perversion. 2. The lure of alien gods and the exaltation of man. 3. A decline in the value placed on human life as evidenced by abortion, brutality, loss of natural affection, and lack of care for the elderly.

The devaluing of life is just one heartbreaking symptom. Research reveals that twenty percent of women who have had an abortion, a staggering 200,000 a year, identify as Christian. Though they are hurting and suffering, most of them will never reveal their secret pain.

Sins often beget other sins. Accepted in society today; adultery, coveting, promiscuity, and pornography can all lead to pregnancy, which too often results in abortion. In our culture of death, over 57 million lives have been eliminated since 1973. We are out-sinning nations long gone.

America has been corrupted and compromised by minions within the usual suspects: Government, the media, Hollywood, the education system, and practically anything with “Federal” in its name. Moreover, the minions–anarchists, atheists, communists, progressives, and socialists–are not even trying to hide their agenda any longer.

Enemies within have been grinding America down, and we have allowed deadly symptoms including moral decay to metastasize. How many more warnings do we need before we drop to our knees, turn from our wicked ways, and live as if the Bible were true (it is)? Will it take a major terror attack, an economic collapse, or perhaps more government tyranny? We must not give up hope or merely pray from a distance.

With backs up against the wall, more citizens seem to be returning to God, fighting for truth and freedom, and working to raise awareness. The gospel must be preached, and people must repent! You and I are here for this time in history; and since we are on the winning side (God’s), we need to fully commit to and engage in the battle for righteousness because the clock is ticking.

 

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This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom

Are We Forgetting The God Who Once Made Us An Exceptional Nation?

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Most of us can see the writing on the wall: our nation will either return to God and He will heal our land; or we will do nothing and remain on the present path to destruction. It depends on the course individual Christians choose. Sadly, too many profess to believe, but fail to live according to the Bible. Only the Lord knows if they were truly saved in the first place.

I have never seen so much moral and spiritual confusion even among Christians. If we are not established in the Word of God and a preserving influence on culture, how can we expect it to improve? Proverbs 14:34 states:

Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.

Many of America’s founders promoted or supported the idea our nation will only advance, be blessed, and prosper if we the people continue in the things of God and if we actively and intentionally influence every aspect of society – including politics – for Christ.

This country began with sure footing on the eternal Rock of Jesus Christ and His teachings, but the question is raised in Scripture:

“If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” Psalm 11:3

As some chip away at America’s foundation, are we forgetting the God who once made us an exceptional nation?

Al Whittinghill of Ambassadors for Christ, International, pointed out the fact that twenty-one of the last great empires on earth all showed the same common signs of decline just before they dissolved and disappeared from world history.

The Social Symptoms: 1. An increase in lawlessness and promotion of the wrong people. 2. A loss of economic discipline and self-restraint; greed. 3) Rising government taxes and regulations, and a growing bureaucracy. 4. A decline in the relevance and quality of education.

The Cultural Symptoms: 1. An increase in materialism and selfish luxury. 2. The weakening of the foundational principles that built the nation and made it great. 3. Policies based on feelings and not moral discipline. 4. A loss of respect for established authority.

The Spiritual Symptoms: 1. A rise in immorality and perversion. 2. The lure of alien gods and the exaltation of man. 3. A decline in the value placed on human life as evidenced by abortion, brutality, loss of natural affection, and lack of care for the elderly.

The devaluing of life is just one heartbreaking symptom. Research reveals that twenty percent of women who have had an abortion, a staggering 200,000 a year, identify as Christian. Though they are hurting and suffering, most of them will never reveal their secret pain.

Sins often beget other sins. Accepted in society today; adultery, coveting, promiscuity, and pornography can all lead to pregnancy, which too often results in abortion. In our culture of death, over 57 million lives have been eliminated since 1973. We are out-sinning nations long gone.

America has been corrupted and compromised by minions within the usual suspects: Government, the media, Hollywood, the education system, and practically anything with “Federal” in its name. Moreover, the minions–anarchists, atheists, communists, progressives, and socialists–are not even trying to hide their agenda any longer.

Enemies within have been grinding America down, and we have allowed deadly symptoms including moral decay to metastasize. How many more warnings do we need before we drop to our knees, turn from our wicked ways, and live as if the Bible were true (it is)? Will it take a major terror attack, an economic collapse, or perhaps more government tyranny? We must not give up hope or merely pray from a distance.

With backs up against the wall, more citizens seem to be returning to God, fighting for truth and freedom, and working to raise awareness. The gospel must be preached, and people must repent! You and I are here for this time in history; and since we are on the winning side (God’s), we need to fully commit to and engage in the battle for righteousness because the clock is ticking.

 

New book from author David Fiorazo: Save $5 per copy – order The Cost of Our Silence this week!

The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by WesternJournalism.com.

This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom

Are Obama And Democrats Now Targeting Lawful Businesses?

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Is the Obama Administration now targeting lawful businesses?

Mike Hawkins, owner of Hawkins Guns, LLC, received a notice from his bank on November 13, telling him his business account was going to be closed because he was a gun dealer. Upon visiting the bank, he was able to record a conversation with the bank official who said: “We don’t do firearms, ammunition, Uhm, (unintelligible), (unintelligible), auctioneers and check cashing companies.”

Hawkins also owns a private investigative business and, as a result, was able to look deeper into the matter and was shocked by what he found. He said:

There are many Americans across the country that have been affected by this. They may not have come forward yet, but the US Consumer Federation is getting numerous calls since my story broke and hopefully more people will come to the table with what has happened to them.

The Department of Justice released the following statement: “We do not target businesses operating within the bounds of the law and we have no interest in pursuing/discouraging lawful conduct.”

The Wall Street Journal published an article saying:

When you become a banker, no one issues you a badge, nor are you fitted for a judicial robe. So why is the Justice Department telling bankers to behave like policemen and judges? Justice’s new probe, known as “Operation Choke Point,” is asking banks to identify customers who may be breaking the law or simply doing something government officials don’t like. Banks must then “choke off” those customers’ access to financial services, shutting down their accounts.

The industries that seem to be targeted include 22 categories of business including, but not limited to: firework sales, tobacco sales, coin dealers, pawn brokers, pharmaceutical sales, and home-based charities and even “As Seen on TV” businesses.

It is true that some businesses within these categories can have questionable ethics and practices, which is true in any business. However, should banks be the judge in determining whether a business is operating within the law? Can the Obama Administration and the Department of Justice force the closing of businesses with which they disagree by shutting off their access to credit and banking services, without giving them their day in court?

Also, says the Wall Street Journal:

Unfortunately, the strategy is legally dubious. Justice is pressuring banks to shut down accounts without pressing charges against a merchant or even establishing that the merchant broke the law. It’s clear enough that there’s fraud to shut down the account, Justice asserts, but apparently not clear enough for the highest law-enforcement agency in the land to prosecute.

Alden Abbott of the Heritage Foundation describes Operation Choke Point:

Banks receive notifications from federal regulators, including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the agency responsible for insuring bank deposits), that the government considers certain types of businesses “high risk.” Banks then are pressured, though the implied threat of government investigations, to sever ties with customers engaged in those enterprises.

In the past, banks have always worked hand in hand with law enforcement by reporting suspicious banking behavior to combat identity fraud, counterfeit debt and credit cards, and tax evasion and wire transfer fraud. However, law enforcement agencies are responsible for deciding whether suspicious activity represents actual criminal violations, not the banks. When these suspicions are realized, those accused have their day in court, as mandated by our Constitution. Now, the Justice department is punishing banks that refuse to shut down unpopular but legal industries–by threatening penalties.

Despite your political leanings, or your opinions about the businesses allegedly targeted by the Administration, we should all be concerned that a President or one political party can make decisions that affect the constitutional rights of all Americans without our input or the input of our elected officials. One day, you or your business could be targeted as well, regardless of which political party you support. Is this the United State of America, or Obama’s Nation?

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Can Obama Serve Another Term?

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I have heard from time to time that there are people in America who believe Obama is going to try to run for another term as President. I could see the theory flames being stoked this weekend as Obama invoked the “cut it out” gesture, slicing his hand in front of his neck while a small crowd at a Princeton basketball game cheered, “Four more years! Four more years!”

The last president to embark on a third term was the philanderer Franklin D. Roosevelt. I can understand why, when “free” unconstitutional programs of the federal government created during his presidency were helping out so many people.

In his 1944 annual address to Congress, Roosevelt created a second Bill of Rights under which “a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all…Among these are:

“We have accepted, the right to a useful and remunerative job…

“The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation…

“The right of every family to a decent home…

“The right to adequate medical care…

“The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment…

“The right to a good education.

“All these rights spell security.”

For this generation of college goers – most of whom have been taught revisionist history and who have not faced the “real world” where college loans are paid by the government, and federally-funded unconstitutional mandates have to be paid back by them and their children’s children – a great basketball game and “free college” is enough to buy their vote.

Many Caesars gave people bread for their tummies and games for their lust of entertainment. While they were diverted, their destiny as a nation was forever altered and eventually stolen.

George Washington started the 2-term tradition, as it was not unconstitutional at that time to serve more than two terms. FDR was the first president to break tradition by running for a third term.

Though Obama may enjoy the thought of another four years, I have not mentally owned that this will happen, or that it can be a possibility.

Not considering the amount of unconstitutional things this President has done, can Obama serve another term as President?  The answer is no, not without doing it criminally; and it is evidenced in the definitive language of the Constitution’s 22nd Amendment: “No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice.”

America, there is no second Bill of Rights. And it depends on you and your children to make sure the law of America is not altered.

 

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