What Gets in the Way?

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A lot has been swept under the rug and a lot done in the name of National Security, and for the welfare of the people.  Both parties have done it, but it seems the DNC makes a friggin habit out of it and as the Party veers more and more Left, as Academia shows more and more contempt for the non elite, we see what Jefferson predicted unfolding right before our eyes.  We see it with the rise of the ignorant lost souls such as Ocasio Cortez, a truly lost soul, but that loss of soul etc..poses a danger to the Republic, not the person, the ideology, the mindset, the Disneyland give away everything, including the kitchen sink as the saying used to be.  What we the population give back to the nation and to the world in return? What will they contribute in sweat, blood and tears, not necessarily literally, but as close to it as you can get metaphorically?  A multitude of sins are being covered up, rights in the Bill of Rights destroyed in the name of equality, feel good for all, government swooping in and playing nanny, mommy and daddy, community, leaders of ethics, integrity, truth in the community nowhere to be found.  What else did the founders predict that we are seeing come to pass?  

Only for A Moral and Religious People

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On the surface this might seem bigoted, but what was he saying? If you look at academia, the DNC, even some so called Conservatives, what Antifa and some are calling for, what is going on in the USA, you see a rejection of the Bill of Rights, business owners being sued for honoring their conscience, their Constitutional Rights. You see a hatred of our Constitution, our Capitalist Republic, the Anthem, the Flag, this rejection of what we are as a nation, what we were created to be, and it’s getting more and more vicious this hatred, this rejection. Pretty soon we will go down Germany’s road of put any gender you want on a birth certificate.  Excuse me, but no government does not decide biology or gender, God, nature do, based on anatomy, if there is a deviance, a dysphoria whatever, you treat the problem.  John Adams and others knew that if there wasn’t a true scriptural understanding of the framework of the Bill of Rights, it would be eroded, people would seek to destroy it.  We see that right openly happening.  The Founders didn’t create the Republic out of thin air, they referenced what they knew including scripture, and give us, if we were to follow it a near perfect form of governance. 

What gets in the way? in any nation you can have the most wise, fair, scripturally etc.. based laws, statutes, but you still have to contend with one thing, humanity, human behavior, human viewpoints that differ with God’s, with each other’s, humanity, each other, life issues, emotions all of which can derail any and all good intentions of even of even the best laws.  The founders understood that if you had no sacred boundaries, no understanding of the Republic, the sources for founding it, and didn’t honor the structure etc.. of the Republic based on scriptural basis of governance, discipline etc…the Republic would cease to exist.  Pity we don’t have that same understanding.   OY!

 

Why Am I on Board with RNHA?

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Today I met up with some fellow MAGA patriots from the Republican National Hispanic Assembly, which welcomes Hispanics and Non Hispanics  Why is this fight so important to me? My faith of course which says i must steward this great gift given by the Lord which is America, all the ideals it encompasses, including law and order, without tyranny, still law and order.  There are other reasons as well. 

One is that poem about they came for so and so, I said nothing, then they came for me and there was no one left to speak, that poem.  My family has lived under fascism, dictatorship, socialism all that crap, so when the Democratic Party, any party starts to lean Socialist Marxist Communist, it scars the heck out me, and I know we are in a fight for the very soul of not only the survival of the Republic, One Nation Under One Flag, One Language, One Law and Order Constitution, Borders to be Respected, but also for the soul of current and future generations.  Why the soul of current and future generations?  Think of what is being taught by the Left? Normalizing Pedophelia by such groups affiliating themselves with Left leaning political groups, renaming it as adult child attraction some such nonsense.  The distrubing part is wanting to bring all these liberal “norms” into the classroom of even the youngest most impressionable minds, then we wonder why we have the I am Jazz’s of the world, all this gender dysphoria etc..all over the place it seems.  Can we let children just be children, not brand them with adult ideas, just teach them math, science, all the wonders of learning academics and general life skills of empathy, also clear decision making.  That is what school should be al about.  You see, everything the Left is doing is to dismantle the great Republic that people shed blood and tears to create, any and all social norms, national sovereignty, free flow of ideas, viewpoints, self reliance, individuality.  For me, with what my own family experienced with dictatorships etc.., there is not way any Patriot of true Red, White and Blue can let this nation fall prey to anything like Communism, Socialism.  Even those of faith who understand we are stewards of this planet of the nations we inhabit were born into can not let their nations fall prey to that because only true the true grit and spirit of Capitalism, Constitutional Republicanism is what lifts people up, rather than keep them down. 

It is for these reasons I fight for the soul of my country, of the people who are part of it because it’s really one and the same for many generations to come. If you are a MAGA Patriot, a NYC MAGA Patriot, connect to us, you are not along, on FB NYC Patriots and God Bless. 

Happy 4th of July, Maybe

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The founders of this nation understood very well that the Documents that started us on the road to being this quite exceptional Republic and one nation under God were only as virtuous as those willing to fight to uphold them.  These men were very clear in their faith as evidenced by the following http://www.nationaldayofprayer.org/history_of_prayer_in_america http://www.shear.org/2017/03/14/the-bible-in-the-political-culture-of-the-american-founding/  On this day when we eat our hot dogs and hamburgers, watch the fireworks etc.., let’s not forget that those calling for the hunting down of Trump supporters etc…are not in any way America, are not in any way American, they are a foreign agent, a foreign entity that is contrary to our core foundations as a nation that looked to Scripture and God for counsel on the Republic, its’ formation and much more. Also, let us remember that the true vision of a free market CapitalistF Federalist Constitutional Republic can only be guarded, made sure to be lived dayin and day out in and out of politics by those who truly understand and embrace these foundations as our heritage.

Amen

Is it Really Love and Compassion?

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Sin is missing the mark, that’s what it is.  There are boundaries, lines one should not cross etc… and when they are crossed, and destruction comes to a person, to society, when that crossing of lines, boundaries, morally, ethically etc.. brings pain, heartache, destruction etc… the mark has been missed, sin has occurred.  We can even do wrong for the “right” reasons.  In Ireland they passed a vote in favor of Gay Marriage, now Abortion, they did it out of “compassion” and “social justice”, in their mind, the mind of those who apparently were devout, knew the teachings, devout church going Catholics, were doing the right thing because it was showing compassion, social justice.  Oye!

As a parent one has to make tough decision, same goes if you have elderly parents.  They don’t always like it when you get tough for their own good, but you have to, for their own good.  If a child or a teen decide they want to engage in actions, behaviors that are destructive, or self destructive, even on the surface, even if we think they might be, would we just sit back and let them engage in those activities, actions?  If a teen decides, I lost my favorite parent, time to exit this world stage left, or an older parent, grandparent decides they are tired of the doctors, pills, that portable oxygen tank, time to chuck it all in and be in peace, they tell us they plan on exiting tonight, have it all planned.  Do we decide that the compassionate thing to do is let them do it, because well don’t want them to be sad or inconvenienced etc.., so okay, let me be compassionate and let you exit stage left? Don’t think so.  If I see you running into the street in the middle of a bunch of cars do I just let you do that because well you are so distraught about how your life is going right now, do yeah let me be compassionate and let you end the pain by running head long into the cars, splat. Seriously do I?

Sin is the same thing.  If one is truly a person of deep faith, os scriptural truth, then standing back and being “compassionate”, letting people move in patterns of spiritual self destruct, in that modality is not compassion.  Staying silent, supporting the life of sin is not compassion, it’s being complicit in the destruction of the soul of another.  How is that compassion?  How is that love?  Those who turn a blind eye, who vote to legalize sin etc.. are not being compassionate, and are not being true to scripture, are not at all showing courage to stand with Christ.  What does he say about that?  He says those who deny him he will deny, when they say we did this in your name, he will reject them as vipers.  He doesn’t want just a show on Sunday, he wants a show of courage every day, standing up for scriptural truth, moral truth, and even to recognize when someone has made a turn around, and has embraced him and is now a new creature in Christ.  Is it a lot to ask, may seem so, but with prayer and meditation, assistance of the heavenly hosts, Holy Spirit, not really. It’s not too hard, not really.

Amen

 

Freedom in America

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Freedom in America
Isn’t really free;
We often pay a price
To keep our liberty.

Remember those we loved,
Who fought for us, and died;
And those we never knew
For whom others mourned and cried.

At home our “war” for freedom
Is sadly overdue;
We’ve let corruption stage
A sad and grievous coup.

No longer can we brush off
Dishonesty and greed,
Lust for wealth and power;
We can’t, we won’t concede.

Complacency is weakness
Patriots can’t afford;
We have to act on wrongs
That cannot be ignored.

We must give up some time,
Spent on other pleasures,
To restore America’s freedom,
To keep America’s treasures.

Money spent on trifles
Must now go to our cause:
Get rid of the offenders,
Constitutional outlaws.

Freedom in America
Isn’t really free
It’s up to American patriots;
It’s up to you and me.

By Joanna Fuchs

This poem sums it up quite well.  Tomorrow I will be hopefully sharing, have to look through all my files and find it my Faith and Freedom Poem.  May we never forget those who sacrificed and may we never take the knee, which is an abomination in front of the flag.

Why Common Values, Culture Matter

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We often hear about the glue that keeps things together and ties that bind, well a common heritage, history, common values, Judeo-Christian values, ethics, Catholic Bioethics even kept the Western world were the common bonds, was the glue.  It matter, matters a great deal.  As they got tossed int he trash for the sake of PC, and kumbaya, as well as a false Social Justice Doctrine, it all has gone to hell in a breadbasket, which is truly sad.              

Happy..!

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They say being a mom is the most mot unappreciated and underpaid job their is, well basically you don’t get paid and you have to wear a million hats.  As I’ve gotten older and observed a lot, I realize that is true.  A mom even on here not so great days, even if she is feeling lousy doesn’t get to call in sick, take a time out just because she doesn’t like doing what she is doing.  It really is often a thankless job, long hours, lousy pay, but at the same time if you are a mom of ethics, integrity etc… you have done something amazing, brought a new life into this world, shaped future generations, hopefully shaped them to be not snowflakes, not victim mentally snowflakes etc.., but strong, resilient etc… human being with a love of God, Family and Country.  Does that mean perfect, flawless, that their lives will turn out perfectly etc..,, no but hopefully you will have shaped a future general that will be an asset to society in all ways, shapes and forms.  That is a job that truly deserves a hole lot of thanks from all of us, so THANK YOU>

Intelligence, Is It About Books, Facts?

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We often think of intelligence as knowledge of facts, as if knowing facts or being passionate about a cause, for the sake of the cause, makes for  intelligence.  Well, no it doesn’t.  Intelligence is not about how much information you know or retain, nor how passionate you are about a cause just because you are.  Intelligence is more complex than that, so when I came across this, ti really spoke to me.  When coaching, teaching, ministering, parenting,  in relationships, intimate ones, it might be a good idea to try and understand which of these intelligences a person is operating from, so we can interact accordingly.  I hope this chart can be helpful to us in our interactions with others, as interactions with others can be baffling at times.

Amen

Why oh Why We Ask Ourselves. Oy!

Free To Choose

As a nation, in governance, in who we elect, in our own day to day life we make choices, and we want the free will and freedom to choose, to decide. That’s awesome, great unless you make as we do in life dumbass choices.  Life is all about the series of choices we make, good, bad, ugly and yes our early years can influence that, as can other factors, but does that mean we have no choice in how we decide etc..?  Hmmm

My childhood was one of pain and sadness, torn between mom and dad, lots of junk that left my world turned upside down and left me feeling on very shaky ground, and then later on in life came the fibromyalgia, again turned it all upside down.  As I have said fears etc… from that influenced my life, the childhood stuff did have an impact but as I am 51 now and reflective of my life, I realize something.  I did have a choice, the choice to find a way, constructively to release all that baggage very early on and discover my greatest gifts, talents and map out a solid plan to move forward, seek out mentors to help me with that and push through the fears etc…I was a snowflake plain and simple, and impulsive of ten times, so life went in circles for most of it.  It was only when the fibromyalgia hit and hit hard that I was really pushed to examine my life, choices made, and realised we can easily fall into a trap and use the past as an excuse to justify lousy choices and decisions, even ancestral history.  With the Fibromyalgia I could have been a whiner, whining and decided I was a victim and how could God do this etc…all that crap, but I didn’t.  I chose after I got over the initial stages of denial and all that to pursue what I should have done in the first place in my life arts and ministry, tough love ministry, no sugar coating and if it went over well fine and if not, not.  Even my mom, love her, but I have given her some tough love when she has beomoned how destiny messed up her life, and destiny is why she married my dad (lousy idea, nice guy, but not for her at all) and all that.  I have given her some tough love and told her to not whine about it, nothing to do with destiny or God, she had opportunities, good ones in Italy to marry, but didn’t then at 40 something decided she should marry and get out the small town she was in, and without really knowing my dad well at all, to marry the guy.  I have pointed out in no uncertain terms that I love her, but anything that is her life now is down to her choices.  The same goes for me.  Yes choice is great, but choices, decision, even those to give into anger etc.. have consequences and we often love the notion of choice, but then get all pissed off if we have to face the consequences.  Getting pissed of at God, Life, Others is not going to help one bit, though neither is continuously beating yourself up.  Recognize that choice, decision, and reaction, even to when you are done wrong to, has consequence and you are going to have to or need to own up to it and suck it up.  It is fun, no, often it’s not, but whining and complaining, blaming, wanting revenge is not helpful and rather dumb.  I spoke in a previous post about righteous anger versus destructive anger, and it’s important to know the difference, and it’s also important not to make life about your being a victim, and those around you being victims, seeing victimization everywhere you turn because that will create perhaps not so pleasant consequences.  Choice, decision equals consequence and one of the problems with our society having created all these snowflakes is they don’t get this, so they will blame guns, blame everything under the sun, but won’t engage in any serious discourse of opposing ideas (doesn’t mean you force anyone to think your way or you have to change your way of seeing things), and see themselves and others as victims of something or everything, so we have a society that refuses to accept the chain of choice, decision, consequence as necessary for constructive, actual constructive action as regards their own life and society, they want others to fix everything, mainly government. Yikes!.  That is truly tragic.  We should not be afraid to make choices and decision, so long as they are not being driven by the past, by past baggage and that alone.  The past can inform us, so if you had certain experiences under certain circumstances, you know to avoid those in future, one would hope so anyway that the lesson had been learned.  The past and having a constant victim mentality is not going to lead to wise choices, decisions nor positive results.  Yes life will throw stuff at you, but it is the choices, decision made at that time and after that can determine the trajectory of the future.   One thing you should not be is a constantly whining snowflake blaming everything and everyone for the choices you made and the consequences.  Sometimes life puts in in situations where we have to make tough in the moment decisions, but we need to get centered, focused and make the decision that is constructive and not as a victim, but as one who has the ability to think, and choose, the ability to choose wisely if we do not choose, decide strictly based on past baggage.

Shalom and Amen

Part of My Heritage, But Not Who I Am?

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Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate and love my Italian heritage, but, yes there is a but in there.  I have tried to be part of the Roman Catholic faith, but every instinct in me says, no who you are and what makes sense is biblically accurate Evangelical Protestant,Athanasian Creed and 39 Articles of Faith.  I understand that we all have a different calling in this life, that salvation comes strictly through Christ. What does that mean for me? What is at the core of this?

It comes down to how one understands one of the most important moments in the Gospels, the moment when it is revealed to Peter by the Holy Spirit who Jesus is, and Jesus’s response about the Rock.  What is that Rock, is it Peter, the Rock that can’t be penetrated by Satan?  What is the rock upon which Christ would build His Church?  As prayed and read that whole scene over and over, it became clear to me anyway that the Rock was the truth revealed to Peter, that truth, along with the holistic truth of the bible, which can be found in the Athanasian Creed quite nicely.  How does does that affect my life and how I interact with my quite liberal Roman Catholic and community of people I’m connected to?  It’s a balancing act because my mom is 93, so I don’t want to have a family rift or division.  On the other hand, I believe in the natural law and order of things as God intended, as well as standing by that truth no matter what.  How I stand by it is the part that can be tricky, not getting riled up when I am told I am on the wrong side of things.  I am now realizing the best thing to say is something to the effect of “I am a conservative evangelical and I’ll always be.”  I just have to keep responding in that way, firmly, keeping calm, and that is true of everyone I interact with that is RC.  What of my daily life?  I enjoy saying the Anglican Rosary, helps me focus and calm myself, same with certain prayers from the Book of Common Prayer, and hymns that uplift and teach me, inspire me in my faith and in all things.  It gives me a sense of peace, of calm, the ability to think through stuff with clarity and objective truth guidelines.  Ritual is not a bad thing, and the RC faith has some beautiful stuff going on, but if I can not embrace the theology in full, then I would be hypocritical to be part of it on a day to day basis.  As I said I can appreciate it as my heritage, which I should and do, but in terms of theology, day to day living, prayers etc… I am truly Non Denominational Evangelical Christian, and with a very clear sense of what I need to understand more in depth of, to live the faith and spiritual path more fully.  I will always appreciate the heritage of my ancestors, but faith wise I can not follow it.  I must be true to God and Biblical truth as the Holy Spirit guides me to be. 

Amen