Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Serious Election

Not Serious we
(by R.P.Edwards)

Not serious are we
For serious things
Like marriage
And honor
And elections that bring
And so we shall reap
From unserious seeds
And dishonor
And a nation...that bleeds

As the election approaches I am painfully mindful: mindful of the ignorant; mindful of the oblivious, and devious; mindful of the dastardly and detached; mindful of the robed religious rogues and the acerbic academics; mindful of the "me first" media and the "do nothing" defenders. And, being mindful of "these," I realize that these, like "I," have the right and vote. 

But, I'm hopeful for the results a week from now. Hopeful for a more "baby-friendly" congress; a more "Israel-supporting" congress; a more "less of me" congress. Hopeful...for America. So, the "pray-ers" need to pray. And those who keep elections "honest," need to be ever vigilant. Of course, the ballot box will not "save" America, but a step in the right a step in the right direction.

And, in response to those in "high places" who show "low thinking" in regards to Israel; here's a reminder...


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Christian Voters Guide 2014 midterms

The Christian Claim
(by R.P.Edwards)

 "I'm a Christian"
Many claim
But is there "He"
Behind the name?

The local reporter paused a moment, searching for words as line upon line of, heretofore passive pew-sitters, entered the polling place to cast their sacred ballots to oust the "leaders" of San Antonio (and Houston!) in special elections that were carried into manifestation by a new and  not-to-be ignored moral majority.

"As I was saying," continued the seasoned teller, "its as if anyone who claimed the title of Christian suddenly became just the max. The story goes that this last Sunday a "divine" visitation was witnessed by all; a God-reality that--so I've been told--put every Christian believer on the same page. And these zealots--let's be honest here--all read and believe their Bible and, one of them told me, that means they ALL know that God hates abortion, and Gay marriage is unacceptable! And, from the looks of things, we're going to have new leadership not only in a couple of Texas towns...but all across this land. And although I can't explain it, it seems the Christian Church is, perhaps like never before...a force to be reckoned with.

As a Union Steelworker (my day job) I am often subject to gentle persuasions that urge me to vote for the "working man's" friend...the "whatever he or she is running for" democrat. As a Bible Believing Christian, I filter these recommendations accordingly.

The other day, as I approached the clock-in gate, I was greeted by a friendly gent who was running for congress. After the flesh was pressed I asked the question: "What are your thoughts on the life issue? Are you pro-choice?" After he gave me the usual, "It's up to the mother, and her spiritual adviser, and her doctor" answer I condensed his view and said, "You're pro-abortion," and walked away. 

It's really pretty simple: as a Bible-believing Christian I know that God hates the innocent being murdered (including and especially children). Thus, my road to decide who to vote for begins here. And, although I have voted for pro-life democrats in the past; these days they are very hard to find.

I'll not go on and on; but let me conclude by saying, I KNOW that the God of the God. And I KNOW that He has blessed this nation. And I KNOW that turning from Him brings and is bringing needful consequence. But, at the same time, I also know that multiplied thousands of Americans claim the title of Christian. And this causes me to wonder: what if "we," miraculously, for once!, united in our desire to "do thy will"? Could this turnabout delay the judgement that surely must be brewing? I dearly hope so. But in the meantime, and regardless of what my fellow Christ-claimers may do,  I'll not cast my blood-bought ballot for anyone who says the murder of the acceptable.



Friday, October 17, 2014

No Tyrants allowed

To Tyrants
(by R.P.Edwards)

Your power, sir
Is just on loan
So careful make
Your rules
For though your strength
You think your own
The voters
Are not fools

It should make every semi-conscious American's blood boil; elected officials abusing their power. Yes, those who gained their "position" by garnering support from WE THE PEOPLE, betraying the trust of the same.

The mayor of Houston, and her minions, don't like the idea of "pastors" possibly preaching (gasp!) the Bible. So, they issued subpoenas demanding sermons and communications for examination by these of a different faith (which, frankly, is exactly the case).

What caused the hubbub? A controversial ordinance that was shoved down the peoples throat having to do with unsavory (to many, most even) actions by gender-shifters. An ordinance that purposely bypassed the process of public endorsement.

Speaking as a liberty-loving American, I dearly hope that liberals and conservatives alike rise and go through the steps to throw these "bullies" out of office. Whatever your leaning, let us join together and make sure "tyrants" are not allowed to sully our sacred seats.

Here's a link that tells a bit more: Houston bullies pastors

PS: The above video is an encouragement for "believers" to vote their faith in the upcoming midterms.


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Hamilton's Child

They may be called by other things

But what they really are…they’re kings

(from the Song, American Kings, by R.P.Edwards)

Whoever attentively considers the different departments of power must perceive, that, in a government in which they are separated from each other, the judiciary, from the nature of its functions, will always be the least dangerous to the political rights of the Constitution; because it will be least in a capacity to annoy or injure them.      From Federalist Paper #78,  Alexander Hamilton                                                                   


           “Another letter from Mr. Jefferson,” said the courier, a middle-aged, uniformed, somewhat hobbled veteran due to the conflict a decade past, as he delivered yet another message from the current ambassador to France.

            “Thank you,” said Alexander Hamilton as he reached and grabbed reflexively, barely taking his eyes from the parchment where he was writing, ironically, Federalist paper #78.

            As the attendant could be heard shuffling down the main hallway the statesman opened the correspondence and scanned the eloquent words sent by the author of the Nation’s birth certificate.  After a minute of study the paper was placed to the side and, as he continued his needful essay he muttered a response to the very distant Jefferson. “A wayward judiciary? Too powerful? Potential tyrants? Ridiculous. It would be impossible, old friend. Impossible. The people would not stand for it.”


“Irreversible,” that was the word I heard this October eve from a Fox commentator as to the inevitability of “gay marriage,” due to the “action” and “inaction” of the judiciary. The will of the people be damned. And, from past observation I know this individual (who I rather like) is sympathetic to the cause; being one of the “if two people truly love each other,” crowd. 

However, as I’ve said before (more than once I suppose), the “institution” is far more than an emotional linkage; it finds its roots in “Thus saith the Lord,” and, as such, to tamper with the definition is to, once again, call our great benefactor…a liar. And that, dear reader, is to invite disaster.

But, aside from the muddying of the “sacred institution” the underlying tragedy is, once again, that the Judiciary has taken on powers that (if Mr Hamilton’s writings mean anything) the founders could not have imagined. Heaven only knows what it will take to reverse this trend.


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Benjamin Netanyahu and the UN

Netanyahu UN 2014
(by R.P.Edwards)

When one misstep 
Means all is lost
Your words are few
You KNOW the cost
And so you try
To share your sight
Of evil's goal
The coming night
And so you speak
To covered ears
 Perchance to wake
A reasoned fear
Of future truths
A grisly gist
The price of pause
The window missed
And so relay
The have-tos path
To stem the storm
To blunt the wrath
Before the flash
And certain death
Removes the skeptic's
Way and breath
And so with words
You tell the loss
To change the steps 
And count...the cost

Happened to hear the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu's, speech to the UN the other day (well, I didn't just HAPPEN to hear it. I heard it was coming, and waited, expectantly, for it). He did not disappoint.

There was no mincing of words. He laid out the scenario (yes, using persuasive asides and tie-ins) that led to the gist of the speech...which was: Iran getting the nuke would bring dire consequences. 

Think about it for just a moment. Of course it would!  Knowing the mindset of the "I'll kill you if you don't convert or agree" element that has a prominent place in Islam....of course it would! In fact, it's absolutely insane to think otherwise!  And, to somehow think the "I hate Israel" crowd, thus armed, would not be emboldened to follow through on their evil heart's desire; this too is in the realm of lunacy. And, if I may, to think a nuclear Israel will sit idly by while "we" hem and haw and do nothing; this too calls for psychological evaluation.

Anyway, it's time to get serious and I hope the words of the warrior will stir some to action. The speech is linked above for those interested, along with a side of Huckabee; a potential President who seems to understand the times we live in, and is a staunch, STAUNCH supporter of Israel.


Friday, September 26, 2014

Shameful R Us

(by R.P.Edwards)

It's one thing
If weak
Are you
And words
Are all
You give
But those with might
Whose choice
Is flight
Then Shame
Is where
They live

If you are slack in the day of distress,
Your strength is limited.
(Proverbs 24:10)

In the news: A prayer vigil and awareness raiser concerning Pastor Saeed Abedini; an American imprisoned and mistreated for over two years in Iran for his Christian faith. Why so long? Because the Obama administration has chosen to not properly influence Tehran.

It's that simple.

I'll not belabor the point other than to say, American's knew what they were getting when they reelected President Obama. Our tepid and turncoat foreign doings are done with "our" majority-rules blessing and now, as the "more of the same" engines work their little tails off to keep the like-minded in the Congress I wonder; yes, I wonder if we'll ever have a different kind of leader...leading us. And yes, I still have hope for President Obama. But running out.

Huckabee's looking good.


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Coal me, baby!

Coal me!
(by R.P.Edwards)

Coal for breakfast!
Coal for lunch!
Coal on Sunday!
We call it brunch
Coal with crackers!
Coal with stew!
Coal with lattes!
Coal fondu! 
Coal for mittens!
Coal for caps!
Coal for toasty, winter naps!
Coal for houses!
Coal for pools!
Coal for daddy's power tools!
Coal for ladies!
Coal for kids!
Coal for men with balding lids!
Coal for fashion!
Coal for roads!
Coal for young!
And coal for old!
Yes, coal's the ticket!
Black and rich!
Coal's the scratch
For our nation's itch!
So search it!
Find it!
'neath the sod!
Lots of coal!
Supplied by God!
Then add a filter!
And call it friend!
Our use for coal
Will never end! 

I DO like the beard (which reminds me, I need to update my "photo" as it is several years outdated and I, too, am much...hairier) [Done]. Anyway, Mr. DiCaprio, fine actor that he is (blah, blah, blah, pleasant platitudes ad naseam), is now a U.N. "Messenger of Peace," burdened with the task of educating all as to the dangers of Global Warming, no, Climate change. Which, if successful, will ultimately bankrupt us all.

I'll not ramble on other than to suggest a humorous bit on the subject by Michael Loftus which I recently viewed. Here's a youtube link: Michael Loftus on the lies of Global Warming  And, if you are not quite sated, enjoy a helping of The Chicago Cubs and Global Warming, a video I put out a few years back,   Enjoy.