Has anyone ever thought of the fact that most of our Christmas songs and traditions are only
about 75 or so years old? Doesn’t it seem like this array has just always been there, always been
Well, it hasn’t always been so joyous and celebrated as it came to be after World War II.
Why is that?
Prior to the victory of the Allies and their return to home and family, Christmas was more
reserved and localized. Songs such as The Messiah and other religious hymns were in place, but
jolly and more secular songs came along with popular movies, such as White Christmas and
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, among others were the result of a desire to make the
Christmas holiday a very special time for families and friends.
Dad, brother, uncle, son and military women etc. had faced the horror of war, with its death and
destruction. There were sights that they could never unsee. Those who were able to return home,
to their wives, husbands, sweethearts and families, wanted to erase those thoughts to the best of
their ability. They had fought pure, unadulterated evil and had won. It seemed their intention to
eradicate such influences in the years to come.
Many of our Greatest Generation put a great deal of time and effort into making the world as
right as possible, to bring as much joy as possible to those they loved. Not only did they save the
world, they saved the best part of themselves and shared that desire for happiness and perfection
with the making of happy stories, happy songs and familiar bliss. No one can argue that the
generation of the 40s and 50’s worked very hard to create as much perfection in society as they
could. It was a halcyon time that, unfortunately, will never be repeated.
Television and movies had their morality department and strived to show family life as a
network of love, discipline and happy endings. Father always knew best and the Donna Reed
show lauded the middle-class family life.
What has happened to society that it has come from the pure entertainment of those shows to
today’s reality television, moral corruption and disdain of most things that relate to God and
In 1965, a wonderful radio announcer named Paul Harvey made an amazing prophecy on his
weekly show. The title was, If I was the devil.
Anyone who hasn’t heard or read this far-reaching piece that has come to pass in ways that no
one would have guessed. One of his lines quoted from the transcript is “If I were the devil, I
would make the symbol of Easter an egg and the symbol of Christmas a bottle.”
How close is that? He had it nailed and 54 years later, it is true.
Christmas was still reverent in the 70s, and the 80s. People dressed up, had parties, visited with
family and it was a happy time. God was still the Man in Charge in the White House (mostly)
and it reflected on the nation.
The 90s brought us the Clintons and their version of “morality” and the great decline began for
Now in 2019, there are fewer parties, fewer gathering of family and friends than ever. Christmas
cards are not a thing anymore, just send a generic online greeting.
People are well engrossed in their electronic devices. Social life and the moral pressure of
society is long gone. Stores decorate for Christmas in August and begin the big sale that lasts
until well after the New Year.
Retailers completely pass over Thanksgiving, a uniquely American holiday from the Pilgrim
days when living through the winter to harvest was an occasion for thanking Almighty God.
Even Charlie Brown and his gang in Peanuts, when it aired in 1965, complained of the
commercialization of Christmas, lamenting the lack of meaning for monetary gain.
When Christmas songs from the 70s and 80s are played, it is depressing almost to the point of
tears when a comparison is made of the warm, loving, wonderful time of those decades to
today’s commercial apathy.
Maybe, this is an “old folks’ rant about the good old days, but what can be gleaned from today’s
lukewarm electronic holiday?
America has best go back to Ronald Reagan and remember his line:
“If we ever forget we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”
If Christians don’t stand up and fight for our basic joys of the Lord, His sacrifice for us
and the right to celebrate such, these rights will be taken away by the Liberal Left with
their Atheistic and destructive ways. There are no more free countries to find with such
liberties as we enjoy. They must not be lost, as they will never be found again.
A thought provoking perspective from the San Diego source / Worth a Peek.
Civil War: How do civil wars happen?
Dr. Jack Devere Minzey
Two or more sides disagree on who runs the country. And they can’t settle the question through elections because they don’t even agree that elections are how you decide who’s in charge. That’s the basic issue here. Who decides who runs the country? When you hate each other but accept the election results, you have a country. When you stop accepting election results, you have a countdown to a civil war.
The Mueller investigation is about removing President Trump from office and overturning the results of an election. We all know that.
But it’s not the first time they’ve done this. The first time a Republican president was elected this century, they said he didn’t really win. The Supreme Court gave him the election. There’s a pattern here.
What do sure odds of the Democrats rejecting the next Republican president really mean? It means they don’t accept the results of any election that they don’t win. It means they don’t believe that transfers of power in this country are determined by elections. That’s a civil war.
There’s no shooting. At least not unless you count the attempt to kill a bunch of Republicans at a charity baseball game practice. But the Democrats have rejected our system of government.
This isn’t dissent. It’s not disagreement. You can hate the other party. You can think they’re the worst thing that ever happened to the country. But then you work harder to win the next election. When you consistently reject the results of elections that you don’t win, what you want is a dictatorship.
Your very own dictatorship.
The only legitimate exercise of power in this country, according to Democrats, is its own. Whenever Republicans exercise power, it’s inherently illegitimate. The Democrats lost Congress. They lost the White House. So what did they do? They began trying to run the country through Federal judges and bureaucrats. Every time that a Federal judge issues an order saying that the President of the United States can’t scratch his own back without his say so, that’s the civil war.
Our system of government is based on the constitution, but that’s not the system that runs this country. The Democrat’s system is that any part of government that it runs gets total and unlimited power over the country.
If the Democrats are in the White House, then the president can do anything. And I mean anything. He can have his own amnesty for illegal aliens. He can fine you for not having health insurance. He can use the IRS as his own police force and imprison citizens who speak against him. He can provide guns and money (Fast and Furious) (Iran nuclear deal) to other countries to support his own agenda, and watch while one of America’s Ambassador’s is dragged through the streets and murdered doing nothing to aid our citizens. His power is unlimited. He’s a dictator.
But when Republicans get into the White House, suddenly the President can’t do anything. He isn’t even allowed to undo the illegal alien amnesty that his predecessor illegally invented. A Democrat in the White House has ‘discretion’ to completely decide every aspect of immigration policy. A Republican doesn’t even have the ‘discretion’ to reverse him. That’s how the game is played. That’s how our country is run. Sad but true, although the left hasn’t yet won that particular fight.
When a Democrat is in the White House, states aren’t even allowed to enforce immigration law. But when a Republican is in the White House, states can create their own immigration laws. Under Obama, a state wasn’t allowed to go to the bathroom without asking permission. But under Trump, Jerry Brown can go around saying that California is an independent republic and sign treaties with other countries. The Constitution has something to say about that.
Whether it’s Federal or State, Executive, Legislative or Judiciary, the left moves power around to run the country. If it controls an institution, then that institution is suddenly the supreme power in the land. This is what I call a moving dictatorship.
Donald Trump has caused the Shadow Government to come out of hiding: Professional government is a guild. Like medieval guilds. You can’t serve in if you’re not a member. If you haven’t been indoctrinated into its arcane rituals. If you aren’t in the club. And Trump isn’t in the club. He brought in a bunch of people who aren’t in the club with him. Now we’re seeing what the pros do when amateurs try to walk in on them. They spy on them, they investigate them and they send them to jail. They use the tools of power to bring them down.That’s not a free country.
It’s not a free country when FBI agents who support Hillary take out an ‘insurance policy’ against Trump winning the election. It’s not a free country when Obama officials engage in massive unmasking of the opposition. It’s not a free country when the media responds to the other guy winning by trying to ban the conservative media that supported him from social media. It’s not a free country when all of the above collude together to overturn an election because the guy who
wasn’t supposed to win did.
Have no doubt, we’re in a civil war between conservative volunteer government and a leftist Democrat professional government.
Well now Pilgrims and Patriots, having read the above I suggest two things;
forward this very timely, very important analysis to those whom you believe think like you do and make sure you vote on every Election day!
(Dr. Jack Devere Minzey, born 6 October 1928- died 8 April 2018, was the Department Head of Education at Eastern Michigan University as well as a prolific author of numerous books, most of which were on the topic of Education and the Government role therein.)
Clearly, daily White House press corps gatherings are losing their allure and their effectiveness.
Thrill seekers disguised as reporters or worse, journalists, primarily of the Liberal-Progressive
bent, are intent on making themselves the news by challenging the press secretary’s every
comment including her weight, size, candor and/or her intelligence, not to mention the President
himself, not by asking questions pertinent to current issues but by taking irresolute stands
contrary to the facts and demanding answers even when told to sit down and shut up. Their
obnoxiousness is mind numbing and the whole business should be abandoned.
The White House controls the news briefings not Jim Acosta or the other Liberal creatures
dedicated to the Presidents destruction. These people are functionally illiterate, solely dedicated
to challenging the administration at any and every level of the daily news cycle, intent only on
becoming famous themselves.
Perhaps this daily event should no longer be televised, just audio recorded. Perhaps a bulletin
board could be erected on the street where daily items of interest can be posted by a WH press
staffer. Many even a chap with a bell, at noon, crying “hear ye, hear ye,” I don’t know, but this
crazed media frenzy has gotten out of hand and needs to be returned to civility or abandoned.
So, what is the news? Thousands of immigrants in a caravan, declaring their intentions to seek
amnesty in America, do constitute an invasion. The Liberal press spends their face time on such
trivial matters challenging the president directly as to his definition of what’s an invasion. I know
what one looks like, don’t you? While America faces challenges from winning Democrats,
determined to make America Socialist, the silence that falls from the normally boastful democrat
side is ignored. What do they know that we don’t? Something big is going on out there and it’s
being ignored for who defines what constitutes illegal immigrants.
These WH press people, in the face of more news of mass shootings by one deranged person,
will challenge gun laws as ineffective while ignoring the deranged person. They don’t want a
solution, they want an issue to thrash the president with and gun laws don’t do it anymore.
Other interesting happenings all but ignored by the WH press corps was AG Jeff Sessions
departure, his temporary replacement, who is to be the new US Ambassador to the UN, who’s
the new WH lawyer? what’s the view on the potential inditement’s soon to flow against the multi-
level layers of Obama’s hangers-on still in government who have, and still are, actively engaged
against the government?
The post-election news cycle revealed, but isn’t discussed, the fact that every candidate
Trump stumped for won their election because the candidate threw in with a successful
president; and every candidate Obama stumped for, lost. Everyone! That should be newsworthy
. It might explain why the Democrats aren’t boasting as they usually do.
Speaking of which, Nancy Pelosi faces imminent danger. First, she entering a realm of extreme
dementia as her performance at press conferences demonstrate. Coherent thought, recall of
people, places and things turn into babble and she faces a hostile democrat cacuse of young
leftists determined to replace her before she sinks the little hope remaining for survival the
Democrats achieved in their retaking the house. The 2020 presidential re-election campaign has
commenced. The media failed in bringing Trump down in his first two years. What’s next”
Stayed tuned. Remember, freedom is the goal the constitution is the way. Go, get ‘em (8Nov18)
Senator David Perdue On White House Immigration Framework
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the immigration framework released by the White House today:
“The White House framework is something that both Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate should be eager to support. We all want a good deal, and here it is.”
Fire and Fury, Don’t Look for a Pulitzer!
Fire and Fury, sounds like a book about how Trump might have devastated “Rocket-mans North Korean empire.” But alas, not to be! Rather, it comes like a flaming torch out of the dim recesses of someone’s dark mental notions, not to illuminate the darkness, but as one wielded in the hand of an arsonist determined to terrorize while burning Trumps house down. Happily, once again It turns out to be another fruitless Liberal exercise in “Hope and Change.”
In essence, the book, by Michael Wolff, was created just to spread more confusion, but not for Donald Trump or on any allegations that he is mentally unstable, but for the trash author who, rhetorically, was carrying the torch for Democrats determination to not let him keep the prize he won by the vote of the people. Trump’s very bombastic presence in the White House, is anathema to what’s left of the Progressive hopes and dreams for a Hillary presidency. Damn, I just hate it when that happens.
The author, in his lunacy, offers another try for the demented Left to ruin Donald Trump’s credibility by seeking another path for his removal, i.e.: the 25th Amendment. The weirdos in the mainstream media try their hardest, bless their hearts, to convince Americans, even after a full year of promises kept and positive actions taken, that Trump, borders on incompetence and, therefore, must be removed. Read the 25th Amendment, carefully. Nowhere in it does anybody but the President himself, unless he is DRT (dead right there), can write the necessary letter acknowledging his own incapacity to carry on and allow the Vice-President to assume the reins of power. No matter what, Hillary isn’t going to be President. So there!
Some will argue that genius often borders on dementia and Progressive thinkers, like Michael Wolff, want so badly for that to be true in the case of Donald Trump, that they will prostrate themselves on the altar of fake journalism to try to convince us peons in fly-over country that we sorely misjudged ourselves when we voted Donald Trump our President. I don’t think so!
To produce an entire book filled with gossip, rumors and half truths, supported by a cacophony of WAG’s, and pitch it as the truth shows where the real dementia lies. It’s in the mainstream media propaganda machine. When the author admits some of the data might actually be wrong, then Fast and Furious can be listed right up there with the GPS Fusion Dossier as essential reading for the masses. The only fire this book has generated so far is the slavish belief by the Inside the Beltway crowd that at last the truth has been revealed and it will bring down Donald Trump; And, the people will rejoice and be happy. Kinda like believing “If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor” & etc., isn’t it?
Fire requires three things to work: fuel, oxygen and heat. Take any one of the ingredients away and the fire will go out. Metaphorically, Trump’s handling of the administration’s immigration conference with second tier Senate and House political leaders of both parties, accomplished exactly that. He blew out the flame by opening the door of transparency, asked Democrats, for the record, to tell what it was that they wanted, made gestures of cooperation and then after nearly an hour, ushered the media, their mouths still agape in disbelief, out the door.
The Left has got to be running out of ideas to stop Trump from ruining their decades of hard work to create a multicultural and diverse America, a country of multiple languages, multiple religions, multiple cultures and chaos and confusion for all. It’s all got to stop!
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em.! (10Jan18)
The DOJ and the FBI…What’s Next?
Mueller’s Trump-Russia collusion investigation is all but dead. For all the months of investigation by Clinton partisan investigators at vast taxpayer expense, all they has to show for it is a miserable tally of petty offenses (lying to FBI agents), that have nothing to do with the “collusion with Russia” allegations that cost Hillary her expected post as America’s first female President.
The media coverage of President Trump is so negative that a weaker man than Trump would have wilted under that assault long ago. If Trump had conspired with Russia to steal the election from Hillary, the media would have found evidence of it early on. They didn’t and neither could Mueller. Congress could end the nonsense by simply defunding the Special Counsel, unless of course, Mueller found culpable evidence that the Hillary campaign and the DNC were, in fact, colluding with the Russians and moved on it. Oh, the humanity!
Exactly, what keeps this collusion story alive after a year of failures? It’s the dysfunctional Democrats and hysterical media who, in the face of facts to the contrary, conspire to keep their hopes for a socialist win alive. For them now, Hillary is a dead horse so it’s the issue of collusion that must be pursued. How they did that was to create, by their own hand, a bogus dossier, allegedly an opposition research report, circulate it among their DoJ and FBI syncopates, the NYT and Sen. John McCain, to give it credence, and blow the flames into a conflagration sure to burn the Trump Presidency into ashes. “Why, it’s a matter of “national security” so we must obtain a phony FISA warrant to spy on Trump, his family and associates.” Then, activate the deep state inbreds to create leaks, and watch the ship of state sink. Nope!
Many of Obama’s agency heads and upper level management, working together, could create much damage. Because they failed to undermine the shocking election result, the collusion story was concocted to justify a special counsel, staffed with Obama’s imbeds and prevent discoveries that were inimical to their case by revealing Hillary’s actual involvement.
I suspect the corruption of the FBI and DoJ started as early as the Clinton’s time in Arkansas, involving Hillary’s Whitewater land deal and the Rose Law firm investigations. By the time the Clintons finished their first term in the White House, the corruption was complete and cronies firmly in place to prevent possible backlashes to the Clinton’s criminal enterprise. The unravelling of that nest of crooks reveals a complicated list of characters all worthy of trial and imprisonment. They could start with former A.G. Eric Holder and his bogus Fast and Furious gun running operation that actually cost lives, both American and Mexican. His “hands up, don’t shoot,” program, plus the Clinton Foundation Pay to Play scheme and the Uranium One deal, among other crimes. All were ignored by then FBI Director Mueller.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch met secretly, she thought, with Bill Clinton on an Arizona airport tarmac ahead of the election, directing FBI director Comey to exculpate Hillary Clinton over “gross negligence” charges in her handling of classified emails when she was Secretary of State. James Comey, as FBI director, tied himself into knots trying to BS the American public about why Hillary would not be prosecuted.
While her campaign, it was learned, actually paid for the phony dossier, her potential power as President, was enough to move the DoJ and FBI to present the dossier as a worthwhile intelligence report sufficient to call for a domestic counterintelligence effort. Who approved it?
Well, lurking in the center of his web of intrigue, alert to every nuance from the connecting fibers of his network sat the one person responsible, aloof and uninvolved, but culpable because nothing worked without his knowledge or direction. It was President, Barack Obama. He alone is responsible.
No one in government would have dared behave as they did without the tacit approval of Barack Obama. His underlings knew exactly what he wanted, what was needed and performed accordingly, without the paper trail of potential accusation implicating him. Obama’s two attorney generals, his FBI director, his Commissioner of the IRS, and all the other agency heads served at his pleasure.
The corruption was visible, but the protections were too. Mueller’s feeble attempt to bring closure to Trump’s presidency has opened the door to exposure and let in the fresh disinfecting light of truth, revealing all. Let’s hope the new administration can act on it, without fear.
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em! (06Jan18)
Senator David Perdue Addresses Local Elected Officials At White House
“Georgia is leading the way”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), Vice President Mike Pence, and senior Trump Administration officials joined Georgia county commissioners and state legislators at a White House event this week highlighting how Georgia is leading at the national level to help influence and shape major policy decisions impacting the people of Georgia and our country.
Best State For Business: “This is the fifth year in a row that Georgia has been named the best state in the country in which to do business. That doesn’t happen by accident. It happens because we’re business friendly. We have great people and great workers, and we have state legislators that are from the real world – people who come for 40 or 45 days and then go home to their businesses or professions to make a living for their family. I believe that keeps you in direct contact with what’s important.”
Leading The Way: “I want to highlight a few Georgians who are serving in this Administration: our former governor, Sonny Perdue, is doing a great job as Secretary of Agriculture; Nick Ayers is the Vice President’s Chief of Staff; Billy Kirkland is Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for the White House. Tom Graves and Doug Collins are in different forms of leadership in the House. Johnny Isakson is leading the charge for our veterans. Zippy Duvall is President of the Farm Bureau and making a big difference. Chris Wray is our FBI Director. Ashley Bell is Director of External Affairs for the Peace Corps. Major General Bob McMahon from Warner Robins is an Assistant Secretary of Defense, and we’ve nominated and confirmed several U.S. attorneys and federal judges from Georgia.”
Making A Serious Impact: “Many of the people you’ve heard from today have Georgia roots. It’s clear that the state of Georgia is hitting way above our weight class. We’re the eighth largest state in the country population wise and we’re making a serious impact up here.”
Senator Perdue and Vice President Pence were joined by several Georgia natives serving in the Trump administration, including Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue; Vice President Pence’s Chief of Staff, Nick Ayers; and White House Intergovernmental Affairs Deputy Director, Billy Kirkland. Representatives from the Small Business Administration, Departments of Transportation, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Energy and Education, and Housing and Urban Development also addressed the group.