Obama To Honor Hanoi Jane…

Pictures of “Hanoi Jane” in Vietnam

I received this email today (see below) from a friend and brother, a former Marine Master Sergeant (Ret’d), regarding the honoring of Jane Fonda by Obama, and I was asked to pass it along, which I am doing; however I wanted to share my personal opinion and response with all of you.

First of all I want to say that Gene is a brother in the Lord, whom I have known for some years; and I both respect and love as such (as a brother), and also I consider him a friend.

I certainly understand the anger and frustration, especially of those in the military, at the idea of our government honoring a person who has betrayed their country; but I think it is very dangerous for us, as Christians, to say that someone cannot be forgiven, regardless of what they have done!

If our Lord could allow His creation, including you and me, to nail Him to a cross, and then say, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do?” then who are we to harbor unforgiveness against anyone, or say they cannot be forgiven?

Besides, I think we ALL need to look at the bigger picture here, and understand what’s really going on today in our country, and what the real agenda is.



—-Forwarded Message—-

I’m not surprised; and I admit it is wrong to honor someone for betraying his or her country, but that is the way of Washington DC for quite some time, I’m sad to say.

Obama himself would be a traitor, if he were a U.S. citizen, which he isn’t!

But there are others before him, who have sat in the White House and also who have sat in Congress in the past, and today, who are!

Obama is in fact a foreign agent, who is doing all he can to unravel and to destroy our country from within!

As far as unforgiveness goes… nobody, no matter what they have done, in my book anyway, is ever worth that; because the Bible is very clear on this subject, that unless we can forgive and release others (the word “Forgiveness” means to release), then we can’t be forgiven ourselves!

Besides, if a person has truly been born-again, meaning they have repented (which literally means that they have changed the way they think) and have renounced their former life, as all of us who have been born-again have done, then they are a new creation in Christ!

That’s what my Bible says anyway.

God doesn’t close the door for anyone to be reconciled and forgiven as long as they are still alive.

The Bible says for us to pray for our enemies; and it even says for us to love them, which when we understand Agape (Love), by reading 1st Corinthians 13, we understand that this is not at all an emotional response, but it is a decision totally.

However, it doesn’t mean that we have to like them, or want to hang with them… until such time as they have repented and have renounced their former life, including all its former sins, as every Christian must do.

The truth is, for all of us who are born-again, that we must learn to repent, and continue to do that again and again, everyday; because, as Christians we are in no way perfect, we are only forgiven; and NOT because of anything we have done, but only by the grace (unmerited) favor and love of God; howbeit as Christians we  nevertheless still mess up every day, and so 1st John 1:9 is a Scripture I have had to commit to memory.

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

As I’ve said, as Christians, we are not at all perfect, and thus we are not without sin, but thanks to Calvary’s cross and the sacrifice on that cross of Jesus for our sins, we are ALL forgiven… once we repent and are born-again!

Is that not the Gospel’s message, as we read it in the Bible?

In fact the Bible lets us know in no uncertain terms that ALL of us are guilty; that we ALL have missed the mark (have sinned), and therefore have failed God’s requirements for entry into heaven!

We also know from the Bible that ONLY God has the power to recycle human lives, as He has been doing ever since the fall in the Garden of Eden, with our original parents (Adam and Eve).

The truth is it is only God’s love and His unmerited favor for us that has allowed any of this to happen; and the fact that He (God) took on Himself the penalty for our sins, in Yeshua (Jesus–Saviour); and without Him, and without our being born-again and our acceptance by faith of His propitious work on Calvary’s cross, we are ALL lost and up the creek without a paddle!

If a person, any person, does do that however, and if he or she demonstrates the fruit of having done so, then who are we to say they are not forgiven, because of anything they have done in their past life, regardless of what it may be?

Listen to what Jesus has to say on this:

John 3:13-21

13 No one has ever gone to heaven and returned. But the Son of Man[a] has come down from heaven. 14 And as Moses lifted up the bronze snake on a pole in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, 15 so that everyone who believes in him will have eternal life.[b]

16 “For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. 17 God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.

18There is no judgment against anyone who believes in him. But anyone who does not believe in him has already been judged for not believing in God’s one and only Son. 19 And the judgment is based on this fact: God’s light came into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil. 20 All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed. 21 But those who do what is right come to the light so others can see that they are doing what God wants.[c]

The Bible is very clear that the reason people will be barred from heaven and will be forced to endure eternal separation from God will not be because they have sinned, because we ALL have sinned (which means we have missed the mark); but the reason people will not be accepted into heaven is because they have rejected God’s only avenue for reconciliation, which is our acceptance and faith in Yeshua Ha’Mashiach (Jesus, the Christ—Messiah), our Passover Lamb!

I don’t know Jane Fonda, and I certainly don’t like what I read that she did; but betrayal does not end there.

Just look at the betrayal of our politicians today in DC!!!

As I have been trying to point out, our leadership in Washington DC for the last 139 years, to the extent they have not told the American people the truth, and have supported this de facto UNITED STATES CORPORATION, in favor of the Globalist Bankster’s New World Order, all of them, who have been bought and paid for, who have supported this agenda, are equally guilty of betraying our country and our Constitution, which they ALL swore an oath to preserve, protect and defend; and I mean by that President George W. Bush and his dad; not to mention the Clintons, Obama and most of the rank and file politicians, at least among the leadership of both political parties, in Washington DC for over 100 or more years.

Chew on that for while, and then please let us stop supporting this de facto failed system, and let us retake our government and reinhabit our de jure Constitutional Republic.

That’s my soap box speech for today…


Skip Barland

———- Forwarded message ———-

From: Eugene Spann

Date: Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 5:15 AM

OK, the part about the piece of paper from each of the prisoners seems to be in question, but the fact is, SHE IS A TRAITOR!  WAS, IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE!






———- Original message ———-

From: Eugene Spann

Date: Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 5:15 AM

Never Forgive A Traitor

For those of you too young to remember Hanoi Jane is a bad person and did some terrible things during the Vietnam war.  Things that can not be forgiven!!!!

and now OBAMA wants to honor her……!!!!

In Memory of LT. C.Thomsen Wieland  who spent 100 days at the Hanoi Hilton

She really is a traitor

This is for all the kids born in the 70’s and after who do not remember, and didn’t have to bear the burden that our fathers, mothers and older brothers and sisters had to bear..

Jane Fonda is being honored as one of the ‘100 Women of the Century.’


Unfortunately, many have forgotten and still countless others have never known how Ms. Fonda betrayed not only the idea of our country, but specific men who served and sacrificed during Vietnam

The first part of this is from an F-4E pilot. The pilot’s name is Jerry Driscoll, a River

In 1968, the former Commandant of the USAF Survival School was a POW in Ho Lo Prison the ‘ Hanoi Hilton.’

Dragged from a stinking cesspit of a cell, cleaned, fed, and dressed in clean PJ’s, he was ordered to describe for a visiting American ‘Peace Activist’ the ‘lenient and humane treatment’ he’d received.

He spat at Ms. Fonda, was clubbed, and was dragged away.  During the subsequent beating, he fell forward

on to the camp Commandant ‘s feet, which sent that officer berserk.

In 1978, the Air Force Colonel still suffered from double vision (which permanently ended his flying career) from the Commandant’s frenzied application of a wooden baton.

From 1963-65, Col. Larry Carrigan was in the 47FW/DO (F-4E’s). He spent 6 years in the ‘Hanoi Hilton’,,, the first three

They, however, had time and devised a plan to get word to the world that they were alive and still survived. Each man secreted a tiny piece of paper, with his Social Security Number on it , in the palm of his hand.

When paraded before Ms. Fonda and a cameraman, she walked the line, shaking each man’s hand and asking little encouraging snippets like: ‘Aren’t you sorry you bombed babies?’ and ‘Are you grateful for the humane treatment from your benevolent captors?’ Believing this HAD to be an act, they each palmed her their sliver of paper.

She took them all without missing a beat.. At the end of the line and once the camera stopped rolling, to the shocked disbelief of the POWs, she turned to the officer in charge and handed him all the little pieces of paper..

Three men died from the subsequent beatings. Colonel Carrigan was almost number four but he survived, which is the only reason we know of her actions that day.

I was a civilian economic development advisor in Vietnam , and was captured by the North Vietnamese communists in South Vietnam in 1968, and held prisoner for over 5 years.

I spent 27 months in solitary confinement; one year in a cage in Cambodia ; and one year in a ‘black box’ in Hanoi My North Vietnamese captors deliberately poisoned and murdered a female missionary, a nurse in a leprosarium in Ban me Thuot , South Vietnam , whom I buried in the jungle near the Cambodian border. At one time, I weighed only about 90 lbs. (My normal weight is 170 lbs)

We were Jane Fonda’s ‘war criminals….’

When Jane Fonda was in Hanoi , I was asked by the camp communist political officer if I would be willing to meet with her..

I said yes, for I wanted to tell her about the real treatment we POWs received… and how different it was from the treatment purported by the North Vietnamese, and parroted by her as ‘humane and lenient.’

Because of this, I spent three days on a rocky floor on my knees, with my arms outstretched with a large steel weights placed on my hands, and beaten with a bamboo cane.

I had the opportunity to meet with Jane Fonda soon after I was released. I asked her if she would be willing to debate me on TV. She never did answer me.

These first-hand experiences do not exemplify someone who should be honored as part of ‘100 Years of Great Women.’ Lest we forget….’ 100 Years of Great Women’ should never include a traitor whose hands are covered with the blood of so many patriots.

There are few things I have strong visceral reactions to, but Hanoi Jane’s participation in blatant treason, is one of them. Please take the time to forward to as many people as you possibly can.. It will eventually end up on her computer and

she needs to know that we will never forget. RONALD D. SAMPSON, CMSgt, USAF 716 Maintenance Squadron, Chief of Maintenance DSN: 875-6431 COMM: 883-6343



A look at our Navy Seal Training, as it relates to the training God puts us through…

No pain, No Strain… and No Gain!!!

A look at our Navy Seal Training Program, as an interesting perspective into the extensive and very hard training required by our military, in this very dangerous world of today, verses the preparation which God puts His covenant children through, in order to train us for spiritual warfare for His service, and for life!

Let us start by taking our lesson today from the pages of our operations manual for life, the Holy Bible:

1 Corinthians 10 (Message Bible)

1-5Remember our history, friends, and be warned. All our ancestors were led by the providential Cloud and taken miraculously through the Sea. They went through the waters, in a baptism like ours, as Moses led them from enslaving death to salvation life. They all ate and drank identical food and drink, meals provided daily by God. They drank from the Rock, God’s fountain for them that stayed with them wherever they were. And the Rock was Christ. But just experiencing God’s wonder and grace didn’t seem to mean much—most of them were defeated by temptation during the hard times in the desert, and God was not pleased.

6-10The same thing could happen to us. We must be on guard so that we never get caught up in wanting our own way as they did. And we must not turn our religion into a circus as they did—”First the people partied, then they threw a dance.” We must not be sexually promiscuous—they paid for that, remember, with 23,000 deaths in one day! We must never try to get Christ to serve us instead of us serving him; they tried it, and God launched an epidemic of poisonous snakes. We must be careful not to stir up discontent; discontent destroyed them.

11-12These are all warning markers—danger!—in our history books, written down so that we don’t repeat their mistakes. Our positions in the story are parallel—they at the beginning, we at the end—and we are just as capable of messing it up as they were. Don’t be so naive and self-confident. You’re not exempt. You could fall flat on your face as easily as anyone else. Forget about self-confidence; it’s useless. Cultivate God-confidence.

13No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face. All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; he’ll never let you be pushed past your limit; he’ll always be there to help you come through it.

We had a men’s retreat once at my church that I used to attend, CMC in Laguna Niquel, that I shall never forget.

As it happened our Pastor’s son-in-law was and still is a Navy Seal; and the subject of the retreat was to compare the very severe testing that is necessary in order to qualify as a Navy Seal; and what we, as members of God’s army, go through in our training in order to be trained for His service.

There are many scriptures in the Bible that I can think of that address this topic, but one of my favorites is the following:

“In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” —1st Peter 1:6-7

As it happens for many of us, and as also it happened for Job as well (whose story we can read about in the Bible), there are many things in life that appear the exact opposite of what most people think or expect.

Actually I think for many of us, if truly we had understood ahead of time how hard this Christian life would be, prior to signing up, there would have been many of us who possibly would have had second thoughts.

I can remember hearing once a comment that Corrie Ten Boom made, who was a Dutch lady and servant of Christ, who together with her family had been involved with the Dutch Underground Movement, that was smuggling Jewish families out of Holland during the second World War, in order to escape the Nazi Concentration camps.

As it happened she lost her entire family inside a Nazi Concentration camp, and her life was spared only through a clerical error, that had her released prior to everyone else in her unit being murdered; and all this was owed to her family having been betrayed by a fellow countryman who was also a Nazi collaborator.

I also remember the story of another woman, a missionary bride by the name of Darlene Rose, an American lady who was going to Indonesia to join her new husband, who had gone on ahead of her, just as the war broke out.

Her husband was murdered, and she spent the duration of the war as a Japanese prisoner of war, inside of Indonesia; and both of these very brave women, after having experienced the worse of the worse, in all kinds of abuse and cruelty, in something that can only be described as hell on earth, in spite of all this, each of them had the same comment, when they said: I wouldn’t have traded this experience for anything in the world, and even though I wouldn’t want to do it again, I have gained through these experiences knowledge about the faithfulness and love of God that I could not have learned any other way… and therein is my point!

There is also a rhyme and reason for our hardships and stresses too, and for information on why, all we need do is look to the Bible.

I truly believe that our strongest asset in America today, and also our strongest hope for tomorrow, as a nation, is first owed to our long established Judaic/Christian heritage and history, together with our once strong and established faith in God; all of which is a legacy that was left to us by our founding fathers, howbeit today it has gotten rather tarnished and weak.

In addition, I also believe our next strongest asset, in our country, can be found in the brave men and women in uniform, who are serving in our nation’s armed forces, without whose sacrifice, both today and in the past, our nation wouldn’t even exist!!!

With that said, I believe truly it is ultimately our faith in God, first of all and foremost, among those who still believe, and also our prayers, that represents our nation’s strongest defense today against the tyranny and subversive agenda that would seek to undermine and subvert our liberty as a nation; much of which, I’m sad to say, comes from within our own government, in the halls of congress and in the White House!

It is too bad that the same loyalty that is common place in our nation’s military is not also mirrored among our nation’s leadership, among those who have been elected to preserve, protect and defend our freedom and our nation’s constitution; but who have instead betrayed both… and I’m talking here about presidents and congressmen, made up of both Republicans and Democrats.

It is these compromised, bought and paid for individuals, who are traitors to both our Constitution and our country, who are today our weakest link; whose agenda it is to subvert our way of life and our Constitutional form of government, that was designed by our founding fathers to operate as a Republic, into what they have called a “New World Order,” which is the name these same Globalist Banksters have given to the system they are trying to erect, that will ultimately be the Antichrist kingdom that is talked about and described in the Book of Revelation.

So consequently, God is about raising up His army today, in order to counter the traitors among those who have sold our country out; and who knows, maybe some of them will even get saved and join us… I hope so!

In any case we need to understand that whatever you may be facing today, if you are a covenant child of God, it is to make you strong and prepare you for battle.

If you are not yet a covenant child of God, then possibly your problems are to bring you to your place of need, as a way to introduce you to your Creator, who loves you and died for you.

Either way, the message is the same, God loves ALL of humanity, and His offer of reconciliation applies to all equally, regardless of where you are, or what you have done.

As long as you are not yet pushing up daisies, then the Bible says that you still qualify to receive God’s offer of forgiveness and reconciliation; but once you have passed on from this life it is too late!

What a strange concept… to think that the very frustrations, sorrows and tribulations which we face on a daily basis are worth more than billions of dollars in the eyes of God.

People often think the opposite is truth.

Whereas most believers sulk in their problems — wondering “why” God won’t answer their prayers — and again, the answer is found in 1st Peter 1:7.

God’s desire and intent for our struggles is in order to test our faith; and though we may not like it, it is certainly Biblical.

Hebrews 11:6 states: But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that comes to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”

Faith pleases God, and without faith we are destitute.

The trial of our faith pleases God, because it makes our faith stronger if we hang in there, and we don’t quit.

There are many believers who think God is ignoring them, or has abandoned them, when bad things happen in their life.

Again, God says in 1st Peter 1:7 that the “trial of your faith “is” much more precious than gold that perishes.”

Just ask the average Christian today whether they would prefer a pile of gold, or trials and tribulations?

Who wouldn’t take the gold… myself included; but that’s not God’s way!

Could it be that God is testing our loyalty and our perseverance, in order to determine whether or not He can even trust us?

I believe that the Bible is very clear on this point.

The fact is, we have been given more than most, here in America, especially when you consider the rest of the world; and the Bible also says, To whom much is given, much is expected!

Times in our country today are rough, and there’s no getting around that fact; and I dare say it will get even worse, before it gets better; but we who are Believers, who call ourselves after His name—”Christians,” we need to understand, as the Bible says, that every time the enemy comes in like a flood, and overwhelms so many, it is at those very times that the Lord always raises a standard up against him!

So if you and I want to be a part of God’s army, and resists the enemy’s efforts, then we have to get on board with God’s training program, and not quit, or be discouraged in the heat of battle!

These problems and travails that are hassling so many today, and wearing so many down, are not to destroy us; but the Bible says they are to make us strong.

So just as with the Navy Seal Training, God is about training his Covenant Children for spiritual warfare; and though the training often times is grueling and hard, the trade off will come after the training is complete, and we are put into service, with the accompanying power of the Holy Spirit, winning this lost world to Christ. Selah


Skip Barland

The Obama presidency is in trouble on several fronts… and it’s about time!

As happened with the Titanic, this ship Obama is sinking and it’s sinking fast…

also as happened with the Titanic, its owners once boasted before the whole world that “Even God couldn’t sink this ship!” That was a BIG mistake and I can only hope that the ego of our country hasn’t risen to that level, where we also think that we are indestructible.

May God have mercy on us if we do.

The truth is there are several reasons why our nation is in trouble today; and until the American people, that sleeping giant called “We the People,” wake up to the facts and quit drinking the elixir Kool-Aid that’s offered up by this oligarchy establishment that has over the years used its immense power, wealth, and influence to corrupt many of our past presidents, Obama and former President Bush notwithstanding, and mind you this is true on both sides of the political aisles of Congress, at least where the leadership of both political parties are concerned, including both Democrats and Republicans; and also including our electronic media and press too, as well; not to mention a great many of our large mega corporations.

The point is this folks, unless We the People in America wake up soon and take back our government (as is happening right now, at this moment by the way); and unless we reinhabit our Constitutional Republic (as also is happening), then there isn’t any other hope for our future as a free people.

You can’t sustain a country, or anything else for that matter, for very long on a foundation of lies; and as it is, at least in the eyes of the rest of the world, finally, and also hopefully more and more this is becoming true also in the eyes of the American people, to where we are now starting to see this sham, called the UNITED STATES CORPORATION, for what it truly is; which is nothing more than an extension and arm of this very evil oligarchy, who virtually controls the purse strings of the world, and is both owned and controlled by the Rothschild’s International Banking Cartel, which has all been established for one reason, and that is in order to implement their “New World Order,” and also their one world monetary system, which is covered quite extensively in the Book of Revelation.

The world today is finally seeing the puppet leadership of our nation as naked and without clothes, however many of our politicians are still trying desperately to keep up the lies and appearances, if nothing else; but in the light of all that is happening and has happened in the last few years, with all the obviously dishonest and illegal activity in Washington DC, even the most naïve of our citizens are today beginning to see the truth!

This article below, in the Jerusalem Post, just points out but a few of the cracks in our foundation, as it relates to Obama’s current problems after November’s elections; but the truth of the matter is that what we see on the surface is only the tip of the iceberg, and those cracks go much deeper and much wider than most in the U.S., among our citizens, realize… and that has to change folks, if our nation and our liberty as a free people is to survive!

Where does the problem start?

Well it starts with the fact that this entire UNITED STATES CORPORATION is in fact both a lie and a fraud; one that has been perpetrated upon the American people now for over 139 years (ever since The Act of 1871 was passed); when our nation ceased to be a Constitutional Republic and was illegally changed by the forty-first U.S. Congress (without any constitutional authority to do so, and without approval of the American People, and also without their knowledge) into a corporation, and thereby setting our “organic” U.S. Constitution in moth balls; and it has been that way ever since!

Question: Just how far does this rabbit hole go?

I think you will be surprised to find out just how deep it goes.

Just watch the following documentary about just one of many of their highly secretive organizations, all of which are only extensions of these International Bankers, and in this instance I’m talking about the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), whose sole purpose of existence is to implement this “New World Order:”

[YOUTUBE= http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sGs8eFld1U%5D

The reason our economy is in such terrible trouble today is because the people who control this private corporation, called the FED, who also control their private collection agency, called the IRS, including also the SEC; and subsequently just about every other socialist bureaucracy in our Federal Government, are all a bunch of lying and cheating crooks!!!

We have always had partisan shifts, back and forth, between either a Democratic and Republican dominated Congress and/or Administration, and the reason why nothing of any substance ever really changes, with respect to correcting the very real and pressing problems that are destroying our nation from within, and are compromising and eroding our Constitutional rights, is because, partisan politics aside, both political parties are on board and are in bed with the “Banksters,” and both parties, at least in terms of their respective leadership, are committed to the establishment of this “New World Order,” which will be a totalitarian dictatorship, that is totally ruled and controlled by these elitists Globalist Banksters and their followers, whose names include the Bushes, the Clintons, Obama, and a host of others… just look at who belongs to the CFR:

Past and current members also include the following:

Dick Cheney

John Kerry

Bill Clinton

Al Gore

Ronald Reagan

George H. W. Bush

Gerald Ford

Richard Nixon

John, David & Nelson Rockefeller

Condolezza Rice

Paul Wolfowitz

Alan Greenspan

Colon Powell

Henry Kissinger

Angelina Jolie (Yes, the actress has a five year term membership as an ambassador)

Its membership list is a who’s who of Washington and Wall St. elite going back nearly a century. It should not be surprising that most presidential candidates in the 2008 election were also CFR members.

Candidates do not advertise their CFR membership to the public. They pose as “liberals” and “conservatives” to control all aspects of the debate.

The CFR stacked the deck for the 2008 election with several members in the race from both sides of the aisle:

Democrat CFR Candidates:

Barack Obama

Hillary Clinton

John Edwards

Chris Dodd

Bill Richardson

Republican CFR Candidates:

Mitt Romney

Rudy Giuliani

John McCain

Fred Thompson

Newt Gingrich

The mainstream media’s self-proclaimed “top tier” candidates are united in their CFR membership, while an unwitting public perceives political diversity.

The unwitting public has been conditioned to instinctively deny such a mass deception could ever be hidden in plain view.

Presidential Candidate & Congressman Ron Paul was the only “top tier” candidate who is not a member of the CFR.

Although many politicians hold membership, It must be noted that the Council on Foreign Relations is a non-governmental organization.

The CFR’s membership is a union of politicians, bankers, and scholars, with several large businesses holding additional corporate memberships. Corporate members include:

Halliburton of Dubai

British Petroleum

Dutch Royal Shell

Exxon Mobile

General Electric (NBC)


Lockheed Martin

Merck Pharmaceuticals

News Corp (FOX)



Time Warner

JP Morgan/ Chase Manhattan

& several other major financial institutions


Folks, it should be obvious by now that this rabbit hole goes far deeper than most realize, and the ONLY solution for us to restore our proper and de jure Constitutional Republic and restablish our U.S. Constitution to its rightful position as the highest law of the land, is for us who are “We the People” of these united states in American, to reinhabit our Constitutional Republic.

If you haven’t already done so, please click on the link below and sign up today!


Skip Barland

Fundamentally Freund: How Obama can save his presidency

11/24/2010 22:28

Stopping Iran’s nuclear program would have a transformative effect on America’s strategic standing and on the president’s place in history.

Talkbacks (3)

These are tough times for Barack Obama. Barely three weeks have passed since his party received a “shellacking,” as he put it, in the midterm elections, denying him unfettered control over Congress and putting his domestic agenda in doubt.

Obama’s approval ratings have been sinking faster than Paris Hilton’s acting career, and the president is even finding himself to be the object of mockery on late-night television.

As Jay Leno recently noted on The Tonight Show: “In an upcoming interview with Barbara Walters,Sarah Palin says she believes she can beat Obama in 2012. The way things are going right now, [her daughter] Bristol Palin could beat Obama in 2012.”

Naturally enough, the newly-weakened president has turned his attention overseas, seeking to squeeze out something – anything! – that might resemble a victory and burnish his image. But even that isn’t going all too well. Weakness invites antagonism, and America’s foes – and even many of its allies – have wasted little time “dissing” the leader of the free world.

Consider the following: At the recent G-20 summit in South Korea, Obama tried to get America’s European partners to press China to change its monetary policy. What should have been an easy sell quickly backfired when leaders such as German Chancellor Angela Merkel turned around and instead berated the president because of the slumping US dollar. Pundits and politicians alike labeled it an astonishing rebuke.

Then, while still in Seoul, Obama was rebuffed by the South Korean government, which refused to sign a much-anticipated free-trade agreement with the US, marking yet another humiliating turn of events.

Other ostensible American pals have also joined in the fun, feeling free to lecture Washington at will. Take, for example, Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Despite owing his job and personal safety to the 100,000 American troops in his country, he felt no compunction about confronting the president and denouncing US policy at the NATO summit in Lisbon last week.

The wily Karzai knows a thing or two about political maneuvering, and saw an easy opportunity to score some points back home at a hapless Obama’s expense.

Back in the Middle East, the Obama administration took it on the chin as well, when PA President Mahmoud Abbas rejected an American proposal to restart peace talks with Israel. Egypt, too, got into the act by slapping down the American administration. Cairo rebuffed pleas from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and even Obama himself to allow international monitors into the country to certify that the upcoming parliamentary balloting is free and fair.

Needless to say, this has not gone unnoticed by America’s enemies, who are having a field day at Obama’s expense.

Just last week, in a provocative and highly unusual move, North Korea allowed an American scientist to tour one of its top-secret nuclear facilities, taunting the US as it continues to expand its atomic weapons program with impunity. It was as if the North Korean regime was sending a message directly to Washington: You don’t scare us.

It seems no one on the international stage is really taking Obama all that seriously anymore. All the shine and glitter have worn off.

As tempting as it may be to rejoice in Obama’s difficulties – and it is quite inviting – this is no reason to celebrate.

If you believe, as I do, that America is a force for good in the world, a country that upholds the highest values of freedom, democracy and human rights, then any decline in American influence and power is hardly a welcome development.

If anything, it does not bode well for global stability, and opens the door to all kinds of mischief by the bad guys out there.

BUT IT is not too late for Washington to turn things around. There is one dramatic step that Obama can take that would have a transformative effect, not only on his standing in public opinion but on the world itself: Take aggressive action to stop Iran’s nuclear program.

The greatest threat to global peace and security today is the possibility of the ayatollahs going atomic. The thought of the would-be Hitler of Persia getting his hands on a nuclear weapon is one that should send shivers down the spine of every Israeli and every Westerner. It would be a game-changer in every sense of the term, upsetting the strategic balance in the Middle East and giving Iran the unprecedented ability to intimidate and coerce its neighbors.

Instead of investing so much energy and resources in trying to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, Obama would do himself and the world an enormous favor if he would turn his sights toward Teheran. Imposing punishing sanctions and using military force if necessary to stop the Iranian nuclear program would rally the American public behind his administration and underscore the fact that US deterrence is alive and well. In one fell swoop, Obama could restore America to its rightful place on the world stage, while striking an important blow against nuclear proliferation.

Sure, there would be a price to pay, as Muslims around the world would react with fury. But the fundamental truth of international affairs is that it is better to be respected than liked. And right now, America is neither.

Sounds like a pipe dream? Probably. The president has thus far pursued a policy of “engagement” with the Iranians, hoping to avoid a showdown. But this has produced little in the way of results.

So if Obama wants to save his presidency, his reputation and the Western world, his road to salvation may just lie in aiming the crosshairs at a belligerent Teheran.

Containing Iran, and bombing it if necessary, would have a dramatic impact not only on America’s strategic standing, but on his own place in history.


The story of the First Thanksgiving Day… and the importance of our learning to give thanks!

The Bible makes it very clearly that our having a grateful heart is very important to God!

I give thanks unto thee, O Lord,
and sing praises unto thy name.
Psalms 18.49

To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee,
and not be silent. O Lord my God,
I will give thanks unto thee for ever.
Psalms 30.12

Offer unto God thanksgiving;
and pay your vows unto the most High.
Psalms 50.14

Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks:
for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare.
Psalms 75.1

So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture
will give thee thanks for ever:
we will show forth thy praise to all generations.
Psalms 79.13

It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord,
and to sing praises unto thy name, O most high:
To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning,
and thy faithfulness every night
Psalms 92.1-2

Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad;
let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof.
Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein:
then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice
Psalms 96.11-12

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us,
and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise:
be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting;
and his truth endureth to all generations.
Psalms 100.1-5 (1042 BC)

O give thanks unto the Lord; call upon his name:
make known his deeds among the people.
Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him:
talk ye of all his wondrous works.
Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart
of them rejoice that seek the Lord.
Psalms 105.1-3

Praise ye the Lord. O give thanks unto the Lord;
for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Who can utter the mighty acts of the Lord?
who can shew forth all his praise?
Psalms 106.1-2

O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Psalms 107.1

Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness,
and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
Psalms 107.8

Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness,
and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
Psalms 107.15

Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness,
and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
Psalms 107.21, 107.31

O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.
Psalms 118.1

Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee.
O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Psalms 118.28-29

At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments.
Psalms 119.62

O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.
O give thanks to the Lord of Lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.
To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever.
To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.
To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.
To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever:
The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever:
The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Psalms 136.1-9

O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Psalms 136.26

I know that the Lord will maintain the cause
of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.
Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name:
the upright shall dwell in thy presence.
Psalms 140.12-13

Praise ye the Lord: for it is good to sing praises unto our God;
for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.
Psalms 147.1

Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God:
Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth,
who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.
Psalms 147.7-8

We give thanks to God always.
I. Thessalonians 1.2 (54 AD)

For what thanks can we render to God again for you,
for all the joy wherewith we joy
for your sakes before our God;
I. Thessalonians 3.9

Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing.
In everything give thanks:
for this is the will of God.
I. Thessalonians 5.16-18

Let us thank God for his priceless gift!
2 Corinthians 9.15 (57 AD)

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts,
to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
Colossians 3.15 (62 AD)

And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of
the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
Colossians 3.17

I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers.
Ephesians 1.16 (62 AD)

Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking,
which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.
Ephesians 5.4

Speak to one another in psalms, hymns, and songs; sing and make music
from your heart to the Lord; giving thanks always for all things unto God
Ephesians 5.19-20

I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,
Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy,
Philippians 1.3-4 (62 AD)

With thankful hearts offer up your prayers and requests to God.
Philippians 4.6

We accept it always, and in all places, most noble Felix, with all thankfulness.
Acts 24.3 (64 AD)

By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually,
that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
Hebrews 3.15 (65 AD)

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers,
intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
I Timothy 2.1 (67 AD)

For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused,
if it be received with thanksgiving:
For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
I Timothy 4.4-5

Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom,
and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might,
be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.
Revelations 7.12

Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty,
which art, and was, and art to come; because thou
has taken to thee thy great power, and has reigned.
Revelations 11.17

Instead of always complaining about what we don’t have, we need to learn as the Apostle Paul did, that in whatsoever state we find ourselves, whether with much or little, to therein be content.

Thanksgiving was a day set aside by the Pilgrim settlers whereby they offered thanksgiving unto God for His guidance to the new land, for His protection, and for His provision.

We would do well in America, with all our political, economic, and moral problems today, to also begin with thanksgiving, and our acknowledgement that we owe everything to God.

Our problems as a nation are spiritual; and they started the moment we forgot to honor God, and we became presumptuous in our thinking, and began to take credit ourselves for our many blessings, and we forgot to honor and give thanks to God.

My prayers and hope for America is that we can once again experience a Spiritual Awakening and Revival. for I feel that is our only hope; and I would encourage all believers to pray to that end.

May God bless America, is my prayer; and in that vein my prayer for ALL of you and for our beloved country this Thanksgiving, in this year 2010 (with 10 being the number of human responsibility) is that it will mark the beginning of a time of turning in our nation back to the God of the Bible; the God of our forefathers; and the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob!

I’m praying for a spiritual renewal and restoration in our country; and for the hearts of the fathers and mothers to return to their children and to their families; that the fundamental building blocks of our country, which is true for of all nations, which are the family units within those nations, that the emphasis would once again be centered around the marriage vow, in the covenant between both husband and wife, before God… which promises to remain together in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer, for better or worse, until death do you part… that these vows would be kept and honored once again!

My prayer is that men and women of faith would take back our country, and that we stop once and for all this silly idea that we can elect men and women to political office, who make our laws and set the course for our nation and future generations, and expect anything different from what we see today in Washington DC, among both Republicans and Democrats, from people who have yet to have an encounter with God, who though they may and some often do speak of Him (especially around election time), and some are even religious; but we can know from their fruit (or lack of same) that they have not committed their lives to Him and their hearts are far from Him.

My prayer for America is that we will once again elect godly men and women to office; and that men and women of faith within our country would take back our country, in Jesus name!

Let us all begin this new year by giving thanks, and by our honoring God…

and may all of you have a blessed and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Skip Barland

Celebrating Thanksgiving in AmericaDavid

Barton – 11/2008

The tradition introduced by European Americans of Thanksgiving as a time to focus on God and His blessings dates back well over four centuries in America.

For example, such thanksgivings occurred in 1541 at Palo Duro Canyon, Texas with Coronado and 1,500 of his men:

1 in 1564 at St. Augustine, Florida with French Huguenot (Protestant) colonists;

2 in 1598 at El Paso, Texas with Juan de Oñate and his expedition;

3 in 1607 at Cape Henry, Virginia with the landing of the Jamestown settlers;

4 in 1619 at Berkeley Plantation, Virginia;

5 (and many other such celebrations). But it is primarily from the Pilgrim’s Thanksgiving celebration of 1621 that we derive the current tradition of Thanksgiving Day.

The Pilgrims set sail for America on September 6, 1620, and for two months braved the harsh elements of a storm-tossed sea.

Upon disembarking at Plymouth Rock, they held a prayer service and then hastily began building shelters; however, unprepared for such a harsh New England winter, nearly half of them died before spring.

6 Emerging from that grueling winter, the Pilgrims were surprised when an Indian named Samoset approached them and greeted them in their own language, explaining to them that he had learned English from fishermen and traders.

A week later, Samoset returned with a friend named Squanto, who lived with the Pilgrims and accepted their Christian faith. Squanto taught the Pilgrims much about how to live in the New World, and he and Samoset helped forge a long-lasting peace treaty between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians. Pilgrim Governor William Bradford described Squanto as “a special instrument sent of God for [our] good . . . and never left [us] till he died.”

7 That summer, the Pilgrims, still persevering in prayer and assisted by helpful Indians,

8 reaped a bountiful harvest.

9 As Pilgrim Edward Winslow (later to become the Governor) affirmed, “God be praised, we had a good increase of corn”; “by the goodness of God, we are far from want.”

10 The grateful Pilgrims therefore declared a three-day feast in December 1621 to thank God and to celebrate with their Indian friends

11 – America’s first Thanksgiving Festival. Ninety Wampanoag Indians joined the fifty Pilgrims for three days of feasting (which included shellfish, lobsters, turkey, corn bread, berries, deer, and other foods), of play (the young Pilgrim and Wampanoag men engaged in races, wrestling matches, and athletic events), and of prayer. This celebration and its accompanying activities were the origin of the holiday that Americans now celebrate each November.

However, while the Pilgrims enjoyed times of prosperity for which they thanked God, they also suffered extreme hardships.

In fact, in 1623 they experienced an extended and prolonged drought. Knowing that without a change in the weather there would be no harvest and the winter would be filled with death and starvation, Governor Bradford called the Pilgrims to a time of prayer and fasting to seek God’s direct intervention.

Significantly, shortly after that time of prayer – and to the great amazement of the Indian who witnessed the scene – clouds appeared in the sky and a gentle and steady rain began to fall. As Governor Bradford explained:

It came without either wind or thunder or any violence, and by degrees in abundance, as that ye earth was thoroughly wet and soaked therewith, which did so apparently revive and quicken ye decayed corn and other fruits as was wonderful to see, and made ye Indians astonished to behold; and afterwards the Lord sent them such seasonable showers, with interchange of fair warm weather as, through His blessing, caused a fruitful and liberal harvest, to their no small comfort and rejoicing.

12 The drought had been broken; the fall therefore produced an abundant harvest; there was cause for another thanksgiving. The Pilgrim practice of designating an official time of Thanksgiving spread into neighboring colonies and became an annual tradition.

13 And just as those neighboring colonies followed the Pilgrims’ example of calling for days of thanksgiving, so, too, did they adopt their practice of calling for a time of prayer and fasting. The New England Colonies therefore developed a practice of calling for a day of prayer and fasting in the spring, and a day of prayer and thanksgiving in the fall.

The Thanksgiving celebrations so common throughout New England did not begin to spread southward until the American Revolution, when Congress issued eight separate national Thanksgiving Proclamations. (Congress also issued seven separate proclamations for times of fasting and prayer, for a total of 15 official prayer proclamations during the American Revolution.

14) America’s first national Thanksgiving occurred in 1789 with the commencement of the federal government.

According to the Congressional Record for September 25 of that year, the first act after the Framers completed the framing of the Bill of Rights was that:

Mr. [Elias] Boudinot said he could not think of letting the session pass without offering an opportunity to all the citizens of the United States of joining with one voice in returning to Almighty God their sincere thanks for the many blessings He had poured down upon them. With this view, therefore, he would move the following resolution:

Resolved, That a joint committee of both Houses be directed to wait upon the President of the United States to request that he would recommend to the people of the United States a Day of Public Thanksgiving and Prayer. . . .

Mr. Roger Sherman justified the practice of thanksgiving on any single event not only as a laudable one in itself but also as warranted by a number of precedents in Holy Writ. . . . This example he thought worthy of a Christian imitation on the present occasion.

15 That congressional resolution was delivered to President George Washington, who heartily concurred with the request and issued the first federal Thanksgiving proclamation, declaring in part:

Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor. . . . Now, therefore, I do appoint Thursday, the 26th day of November 1789 . . . that we may all unite to render unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection.

16 That same year, the Protestant Episcopal Church (of which President Washington was a member) announced that the first Thursday in November would become its regular day for giving thanks, “unless another day be appointed by the civil authorities.”

17 Following President Washington’s initial proclamation, national Thanksgiving Proclamations occurred only sporadically (another by President Washington in 1795, one by John Adams in 1799, one by James Madison in 1814 and again in 1815, etc.);

18 most official Thanksgiving observances occurred at the state level. In fact, by 1815, the various state governments had issued at least 1,400 official prayer proclamations, almost half for times of thanksgiving and prayer and the other half for times of fasting and prayer.

19 Much of the credit for the adoption of Thanksgiving as an annual national holiday may be attributed to Mrs. Sarah Josepha Hale, the editor of Godey’s Lady’s Book, a popular lady’s books containing poetry, art work, and articles by America’s leading authors. For nearly three decades, she promoted the idea of a national Thanksgiving Day,

20 contacting president after president until Abraham Lincoln responded in 1863 by setting aside the last Thursday of that November. The Thanksgiving proclamation issued by Lincoln was remarkable not only for its strong religious content but also for its timing, for it was delivered in the midst of the darkest days of the Civil War, with the Union having lost battle after battle throughout the first three years of that conflict. Yet, despite those dark circumstances, Lincoln nevertheless called Americans to prayer with an air of positive optimism and genuine thankfulness, noting that:

The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the Source from which they come, others have been added which are of so extraordinary a nature that they can not fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever-watchful providence of Almighty God. . . . No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, Who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.

21 That remarkable Thanksgiving Proclamation came at a pivotal point in Lincoln’s spiritual life. Three months earlier, the Battle of Gettysburg had occurred, resulting in the loss of some 60,000 American lives. It had been while Lincoln was walking among the thousands of graves there at Gettysburg that he first committed his life to Christ. As he later explained to a clergyman:

When I left Springfield [Illinois, to assume the Presidency], I asked the people to pray for me. I was not a Christian. When I buried my son, the severest trial of my life, I was not a Christian. But when I went to Gettysburg and saw the graves of thousands of our soldiers, I then and there consecrated myself to Christ.

22 The dramatic spiritual impact resulting from that experience was not only visible in Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Day proclamation (and also his 1864 call for a day of prayer and fasting) but especially in his 1865 Second Inaugural Address.

Over the seventy-five years following Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, presidents faithfully followed Lincoln’s precedent, annually declaring a national Thanksgiving Day (but the date of the celebrations varied widely from proclamation to proclamation).

In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt began celebrating Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of each November, and in 1941, Congress permanently established that day as the national Thanksgiving holiday.

23 As you celebrate Thanksgiving this year, remember to retain the original gratefulness to God that has always been the spirit of this – the oldest of all American holidays. (Below are representative examples of the scores of Thanksgiving proclamations penned by various Founding Fathers.)

[Congress] recommended [a day of] . . . thanksgiving and praise [so] that “the good people may express the grateful feelings of their hearts and join . . . their supplication that it may please God, through the merits of Jesus Christ, to forgive [our sins] and . . . to enlarge [His] kingdom which consisteth in righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost.”


[I] appoint . . . a day of public Thanksgiving to Almighty God . . . to [ask] Him that He would . . . pour out His Holy Spirit on all ministers of the Gospel; that He would . . . spread the light of Christian knowledge through the remotest corners of the earth; . . . and that He would establish these United States upon the basis of religion and virtue.


[I] appoint . . . a day of public thanksgiving and praise . . . to render to God the tribute of praise for His unmerited goodness towards us . . . [by giving to] us . . . the Holy Scriptures which are able to enlighten and make us wise to eternal salvation. And [to] present our supplications…that He would forgive our manifold sins and . . . cause the benign religion of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to be known, understood, and practiced among all the inhabitants of the earth.



The CORPORATION is a documentary that explores the amoral and destructive nature of large corporations, whose purpose is to enslave and take advantage of people, all for the profit motive and bottom-line, in its quest for more power and its greed for more money.

Corporations have been given the rights of individual persons,

but without the moral convictions of a person!

(click here to view documentary)

Note: each segment will sequentually advance to the next


There are International Bankers together with large corporate mega companies who are today taking our government towards a totalitarian dictatorial “New World Order,” and there are people within our own government, at the highest levels of power (among both Democrats and Republicans) who have been bought and paid for by these same International Bankers and various Corporate interests, and these people are all committed absolutely to make this New World Order happen… and to a person they are ALL traitors to both our country and our U.S. Constitution.

The above documentary is provoking, witty, stylish and is sweepingly informative; THE CORPORATION explores the nature and spectacular rise of the dominant institution of our time. Part film and part movement, The Corporation is transforming audiences and dazzling critics with its insightful and compelling analysis.

Taking its status as a legal “person” to the logical conclusion, the film puts the corporation on the psychiatrist’s couch to ask “What kind of person is it?”

The Corporation includes interviews with 40 corporate insiders and critics – including Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, Milton Friedman, Howard Zinn, Vandana Shiva and Michael Moore – plus true confessions, case studies and strategies for change.

“AN OVERWHELMING AMOUNT OF OUTSTANDING EXTRAS, there is basically another 6-hour (!) documentary included.”

Along with the groundbreaking 145-minute theatrical version of the film, the two-disc DVD has eight hours of never-before-seen footage. In addition to two commentary tracks, deleted scenes, and Q’s-and-A’s, 165 new clips and updates are sorted “by person” and “by topic.” Get the details you want to know on the issues you care about. Then, check out the web links for follow-up research and action.

THE CORPORATION is Canada’s most successful documentary… EVER!

The film is based on the book The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power by Joel Bakan.

“If the American people ever allow private banks
to control the issue of their money,
first by inflation and then by deflation,
banks and corporations that will
grow up around them (around the banks),
will deprive the people of their property
until their children will wake up homeless
on the continent their fathers conquered.”

Thomas Jefferson


By law the only important thing as per judicial mandate for every CORPORATION is to its bottom-line, even at the expense of its competitors and/or to the public good. The corporation is an amoral legal entity, and they have been granted the same rights as individuals to both own and control property; howbeit its only purpose and function is to make as much profit, whatever the cost; and their only loyalty is to its corporate stockholders!

With these facts in mind, please also understand that our UNITED STATES of AMERICA, as of the Act of 1871, with no legal constitutional authority to do so, our politicians in the forty-first Congress converted our Constitutional Republic into a Corporation.

I want to start by saying that whereas I don’t agree with everything that is said in the above documentary on Corporations; nevertheless as a free people I believe it is necessary and important for us ALL to give an ear to both sides of an issue, before we arrive at a conclusion.

Like the large international mega corporations, so are the international bankers, in that they are also amoral people, and their only interest is also to their own bottom-line; and when it comes to the political and often very heated rhetoric on both sides of various issues, to the extent these controversies serve to draw attention away from the “New World Order” agenda of the Globalist Bankers, these same international bankers do in fact underwrite and fund both sides of these various issues, in order to keep control over what is reported; as long as no mention is made of their involvement and ultimate control.

To divide and conquer is a strategy that has often been used by the enemy, Satan, and we can read about it in the Bible, and the reason it is used so much is because it is so effective.

If you can keep both sides of an issue fighting against each other, then the general public won’t be paying attention to whose pulling their strings, and so the puppet masters, and in this case they are the ones who control the purse strings, are free to continue as they please without public scrutiny nor interruption to their secret agenda, and that’s exactly what they want.

Partisan politics aside, as with most things when it comes to differences of opinions, the truth is typically found somewhere in between the extremes of both sides!

Moral issues should NOT be related to partisan politics; but rather it should be related to our conformaning to God’s laws… and what’s RIGHT is right; and what’s WRONG is wrong, and it is as simple as that!

For those of you who are Fox News fans, who think that Fox News is on your side, you need to listen to segment number 17 in the above Corporations documentary, on how Fox News was pressured to lie to the American public, and withhold certain information regarding certain additives to milk, in chemicals produced by Monsanto Corporation, that have been proven to be harmful to the public.

Jesus made it very clear (in Matthew 6:24) that a person cannot serve both God and Mammon (which in actuality is the name of a demon god); as Jesus said, “he or she will cling to the one and hate the other;” and yet the truth is that is the main motivation within our country today, among our politicians, our corporations, and even among a good many of our citizens.

That fact should be obvious, as the state of the economy today, to a great many people, is the prevailing topic of discussion, without regard to our moral depotury, and the dishonesty and lies that have virtually taken over in both politics and also in our market place.

As Christians, we should understand that God is watching us, and He won’t continue to underwrite and bless this country, if we continue down this path; which we also know in the Bible is taking this world to a “One World Government,” and monetary system, that will ultimately be controlled by someone which the Bible has called the “Antichrist!”

American needs to wake up and especially Christians need to wake up… quit drinking the Kool-aid that is offered up through the liberal media and that which we hear coming out of Washington DC, from our politicians; because if we don’t, our days as a free people will be numbered!

Watch and pray for our country and for revival; and also please sign up and support the ongoing efforts that are now underway for “We the People” to reinhabit our Constitutional Republic, and take back our government!


Skip Barland

The Bible tells us our adversary, the Devil, walks about to and fro in the earth as a roaring lion, seeking all whom he may devour…

As a part of humanity, whether acknowledged or not and whether one happens to be a believer, an agnostic or an atheist, ALL of mankind is at war with an unseen enemy, whom the Bible says walks about as a roaring lion seeking them whom he can devour!

The Bible is actually a love letter that has been given to God’s children, and in it we are given the history of all that God has done in order to be reconciled with His estranged and much loved children.

It also contains a road map that gives directions to all of God’s estranged children, of all who will heed His message and respond by faith, in how they can enter into covenant relationship with God and be restored back into His eternal family.

The oldest book in the Bible is the book of Job (believed to have been written between 2000 – 1800 BC), and in it we are given a view behind the veil, in what goes on behind the scenes in what the Bible terms the Second Heaven, which I believe not to be a geographic location that can be seen in the natural or physical realm, or plotted on a map; but rather I believe it to be another dimension.

There are Astro Physicists today who have stated that they believe there may be as many as 11 different dimensions, and only 3 of them are discernable in the natural.

Interesting enough, the ancient Hebrew Bible scholars of old had arrived at that same conclusion and/or hypotheses many years ago, just from their understanding and study of the Scriptures alone.

Jesus said that God is a Spirit and all who would worship Him (meaning also to have communion with Him) must do so in Spirit and in Truth (John 4:24).

As members of mankind, as created beings ourselves, the Bible tells us that we are God’s offspring, and that we have been created in the image and likeness of God; and though we are created after His image and likeness, it is not in our physical makeup, or in a physical sense here that is being talked about; but rather it is our spiritual man who is created in the image and likeness of God.

We are in fact spiritual beings who happen to live in a physical earth suit, called our bodies, which the Bible terms as a temporary tent, if you will, or habitation.

It is these natural earth suits, which are our natural bodies, which are made of mere clay, that gives to us the ability to relate to our natural environment and interact and relate to the natural world around us; and we do this through our five natural senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch.

The Bible tells us that God has given to man (the descendants of Adam) what amounts to a 6,000 year lease in the earth; and God has also commanded that ONLY those who have this earth suit, who are also of the descendants of Adam, that only they are to have dominion in the world.

However subsequent to the fall of man, though Adam’s disobedience, there has been a separation between mankind and their Creator; and owed to the fact that Adam and his descendants were barred from partaking of the Tree of Life, this tent, which is made of clay, eventually wears out and dies; and then the natural components of our body returns to the earth from which it came; this is not so however with our spirit man, for it is our spirit man that is made in the image and likeness of God, and as such it is eternal.

We are told in the Bible that it is sin that has entered into the human race, and this thing called sin has caused this estrangement between God and His beloved creation and offspring, which are His children.

Now what this thing called sin is has also been explained for us in the Bible.

It is this natural tendency which we all have, which we have inherited from our father Adam, where All of us as sheep have gone astray, each choosing his/or her own way; and the Lord has laid on Him (Yeshua—Saviour and Messiah) the inequity of us all
(Isa 53:6).

In other words, that one tendency which is so common to us all, as members of humanity, which by the way is something that is very often championed by the world, in what the world has called self assertion and ambition, when exercised apart from the will of God and the destiny of God for our lives, it is that very tendency that the Bible has characterized as “sin,” that has caused this estrangement and separation from God; and if it is not dealt with according to God’s justice system, then it will keep us estranged and separated from God for all eternity.

Where we will live in eternity, after this life on earth is over, and whether we will reside in unending communion and fellowship with God, who is our Abba Father and Creator; or whether we will be forced into living in eternal estrangement and separation from God, that is the subject of the Bible, and the resolution of this very serious problem is what the Bible calls the Good News (the Gospel), and it is also what the message of the Bible is all about.

In the Bible we are given a road map of how we can reenter into a process of reconciliation and forgiveness, and be reunited in covenant relationship, fellowship, and communion with our Creator; and this is done as we receive the gift of salvation and forgiveness for our sins, which has been paid for in full through the sacrificial life, death, and reconciliation of Messiah Yeshua, who is our Passover Lamb, who died in our stead in order to pay the penalty for our trespasses and sins; that we can be free to reenter into communion and fellowship with God, who is our Heavenly Father again.

This is God’s agreement or covenant that He has ordained with His estranged children that began first with the covenant which He made with father Abraham:

Genesis 17

The Sign of the Covenant

1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless. 2 And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.”

3 Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying: 4 “As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations.

5 No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you a father of many nations.

6 I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you.

7 And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you.

8 Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”

God later promised to make a new covenant between Himself and Israel:

“‘Behold, the days are coming,’ says the Lord, ‘when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah-not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them,’ says the Lord” (Jeremiah 31:31-32).

How and why did the Israel fail to fulfill their obligations under their covenant with God?

  • “They did not keep the covenant of God; they refused to walk in His law, and forgot His works and His wonders that He had shown them” (Psalm 78:10-11).
  • “And may [they] not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation that did not set its heart aright, and whose spirit was not faithful to God” (verse 8).
  • “Oh, that they had such a heart in them that they would fear Me and always keep all My commandments, that it might be well with them and with their children forever!” (Deuteronomy 5:29).
  • By disobeying God—flouting His laws—Israel violated the terms of the covenant. They simply did not have a desire, commitment or willingness to follow God’s ways and instructions; and they did what comes naturally for ALL mankind, which is they disobeyed God and they hated His law (Romans 8:7).

But God had a solution to resolve this estrangement problem, which has been caused by “sin” and that solution involved God Himself paying the penalty for our sins; where He became our Passover Lamb, in the person of Yeshua Ha’Mashiach, and His blood applied to our lives brings us the long sought after forgiveness and reconciliation back into God’s heavenly family.

The day Yeshua became our Passover Lamb:

Behold the Lamb of God, which takes away the sin of the world.
John 1:29

Lamb of God – The Messiah

The Messiah is called the “Lamb of God” throughout the Bible’s New Testament. This may seem a peculiar label to those who aren’t familiar with biblical idioms, but to those who know their Bible, it is a cherished title for the beloved Messiah, Jesus Christ.

Lamb of God – Biblical Roots

Prophetic pictures and references to the coming Lamb of God are scattered throughout the Bible’s Old Testament.

Indeed, many Bible scholars believe that the entire Bible (66 books written by 40 authors over a period of approximately 1,600 years) tells the story of Jesus Christ.

Every story, every genealogy, every number, every page, every detail speaks of our Lord and Savior.

In the first book of the Bible, Genesis, we find one of the better-known prophecies of the coming Lamb of God. In Genesis 22, God commands Abraham to offer his beloved son Isaac as a sacrifice. God is not endorsing child sacrifice among men — He is foretelling His Child sacrifice for men.

Abraham is obedient to God, not willing to keep anything from God, even his beloved son. This was a test for Abraham and a testimony to the world. On the way to the altar, Isaac asks his dad, “Look, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?” In response, Abraham prophesied, “My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together” (Genesis 22:7-8).

When they arrive at the place of sacrifice, Abraham prepares to offer Isaac to the Lord, but before Abraham could slay his child, God stops him. We read, “Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. But the Angel of the LORD called to him from heaven and said, ‘Abraham, Abraham!’ So he said, ‘Here I am.’ And He said, ‘Do not lay your hand on the lad, or do anything to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me'” (Genesis 22:10-12).

Before they leave the mountain top where Abraham was to offer Isaac, Abraham again prophesies the coming of the Lamb of God, “And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this day, ‘In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen'” (Genesis 22:14).

Approximately 2,000 years later, upon that very same mountain just outside of Jerusalem, God offered His only Son, the Lamb of God, as a sin offering to reconcile fallen man to the Holy Living God Almighty.

Lamb of God – The Passover Lamb

The Lamb of God is dramatically revealed in Exodus 12 and 13, with the Jewish Feast of the Passover. This is perhaps the most compelling foreshadow of the coming Lamb of God, the Messiah.

The Passover Feast occurs each year on the 14th day of the Jewish month of Nisan. It is eaten in remembrance of the Lord “passing over” the houses of those who had sacrificed the Passover Lamb and sprinkled its blood on their wooden doorposts and mantles, while the angel of death visited those who had not sprinkled the blood of the lamb.

The angel of death was the final of ten plagues sent by God to redeem His people from slavery in Egypt, the land of their bondage. Approximately 1,500 years later, on the 14th day of Nisan, the Passover Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, was sacrificed upon a wooden cross for the sins of all mankind. When the Day of the Lord comes, those who have covered themselves in the blood of the Lamb by accepting Christ will be kept safe while the world pays for their rebellion against God.

Lamb of God – “Who Takes Away the Sin of the World!”

“Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”

This was John the Baptist’s declaration in John 1:29 upon seeing Jesus for the first time.

John the Baptist was “the voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the LORD; Make His paths straight'” (Isaiah 40:3; Matthew 3:3).

He warned the world to “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matthew 3:2).

The Apostles “went out and preached that people should repent” (Mark 6:12), and Jesus declared, “I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3,5). “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord…” (Acts 3:19).

God Almighty has given this testimony to a fallen world: “it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27).


In the scriptures below, given in John Chapter 3, a man by the name of Nicodemus, who was a Pharisee and a member of the Sanhedrin, comes to Yeshua (Jesus) by night; and it is here that God’s remedy and solution for this estrangement problem is given.

This forgiveness and reconciliation comes to us as a free gift, by grace; and all that is necessary for us to be included in this reconciled relationship, and to have our sins forgiven, is for us to accept Messiah Yeshua’s sacrifice on Calvary’s cross by faith:

John 3

1 There was a man named Nicodemus, a Jewish religious leader who was a Pharisee. 2 After dark one evening, he came to speak with Jesus. “Rabbi,” he said, “we all know that God has sent you to teach us. Your miraculous signs are evidence that God is with you.”

3 Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, unless you are born again,[a] you cannot see the Kingdom of God.”

4 “What do you mean?” exclaimed Nicodemus. “How can an old man go back into his mother’s womb and be born again?”

5 Jesus replied, “I assure you, no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit.[b]
6 Humans can reproduce only human life, but the Holy Spirit gives birth to spiritual life.[c]
7 So don’t be surprised when I say, ‘You[d] must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows wherever it wants. Just as you can hear the wind but can’t tell where it comes from or where it is going, so you can’t explain how people are born of the Spirit.

9 “How are these things possible?” Nicodemus asked.

10 Jesus replied, “You are a respected Jewish teacher, and yet you don’t understand these things? 11 I assure you, we tell you what we know and have seen, and yet you won’t believe our testimony. 12 But if you don’t believe me when I tell you about earthly things, how can you possibly believe if I tell you about heavenly things? 13 No one has ever gone to heaven and returned. But the Son of Man[e] has come down from heaven. 14 And as Moses lifted up the bronze snake on a pole in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, 15 so that everyone who believes in him will have eternal life.[f]

16 “For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. 17 God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.

18 “There is no judgment against anyone who believes in him. But anyone who does not believe in him has already been judged for not believing in God’s one and only Son.

19 And the judgment is based on this fact: God’s light came into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil. 20 All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed. 21 But those who do what is right come to the light so others can see that they are doing what God wants.[g]

But here is where the battle begins:

1 Peter 5

Shepherd the Flock

1 The elders who are among you I exhort, I who am a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that will be revealed: 2 Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly,[a] not for dishonest gain but eagerly; 3 nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock; 4 and when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away.

Submit to God, Resist the Devil

5 Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for

” God resists the proud,
gives grace to the humble.”[b]

6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, 7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
8 Be sober, be vigilant; because[c] your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 9 Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. 10 But may[d] the God of all grace, who called us[e] to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.
11 To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

In the following devotion David Wilkerson expands on this subject and tells us how God has stacked all the odds in our favor, so that we can overcome and defeat this enemy, called the Devil or Satan!

It happens first by our having our sins forgiven, by entering into covenant relationship with God through faith in Messiah, as spelled out for us in the “Operations Manual” (the Holy Bible); and then by our learning to live by faith, as Father Abraham did; whereas the Bible says that he learned to look upon those things that are not, as though they were, through the eyes of faith, looking solely to the promises of God’s Word as his guide. Selah


Skip Barland



by David Wilkerson | November 22, 2010

The Word says, “The adulteress will hunt for the precious life” (Proverbs 6:26) The adulteress spoken of in this verse is Satan. And he hunts down those who are precious to God.

The Bible gives us a vivid illustration of this in Numbers 13 and 14. Israel had sent twelve spies to search out the Promised Land. When the spies returned after forty days, ten of them planted three lies in the hearts of God’s people: (1) “There are too many people in the land; they’re too strong for us.” (2) “The cities are walled too high; the strongholds are impregnable.” And (3) “There are giants in the land, and we’re no match for them. We’re helpless! Finished!”

These lies took the heart right out of Israel. Scripture says the people endured a night of despair. “All the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night” (Numbers 14:1). More than 2 million people were weeping, wailing, moaning—focused completely on their weaknesses and inabilities. Their wails of unbelief bombarded heaven.

Beloved, the devil throws the same three lies at God’s people today. “Your trials are too numerous. Your temptations are too overwhelming. You are too weak to resist the power coming against you.”

The word that God spoke to Israel is for us today also: “Ye shall be a special treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine” (Exodus 19:5). “Thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God, and the Lord hath chosen thee to be a peculiar [precious, special] people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth” (Deuteronomy 14:2).

Joshua and Caleb had a revelation of their preciousness in God’s eyes. They knew Israel was special to the Lord. That was the key to their hopeful spirit. Joshua said, “If the Lord delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it to us” (Numbers 14:8). In other words, “Because he delights in us, the land is as good as ours already.”

This is the same revelation David had: “He brought me out and delivered me—because he delighted in me.” Likewise, every victorious Christian today has this same revelation of their loving heavenly Father. “We can’t fail! All our enemies are meat for us, because we’re precious to the Lord.”


Listen to a Radio Interview with interim Republic President Tim Turner, that was recorded 11/17/10; and also included is a Video from the UTAH republic Weekend, recorded last Saturday, on November 13th…

This week’s Republic Call

President Timothy Turner interview

with RJ Henderson on the Morning Liberty Show

Utah Republic Broadcasting

Wind Walker Event

With Republic President Timothy Turner

(Recorded Saturday, November 13, 2010)

In Daniel 9:24-27 there is a mathematical prophecy that is given that numbers the time in days between when the degree was given at the end of Israel’s 70 years captivity in Babylon, to rebuild the city of Jerusalem and the Holy Temple, to when Messiah would be revealed, which numbers exactly 173,880 days; and then it says Messiah would be cut off for the sins of His people, and then the temple would be destroyed a second time, which happened in 70 AD.

You can’t get much more exact than that; and the Bible goes on to say that Israel was held accountable for not recognizing the day of their visitation.

Likewise the church is expected to recognize the time of Christ’s return; for the Bible also gives us the signs that would happen when that time was near; and all of them revolved the nation of Israel, which serves as God’s prophetic time clock for last days events.

Listen up folks, for we are living in that time!

Think for a minute how many times have we all anguished and wrung our hands over the lame brained policies and decisions that have come out of Washington DC, especially of late under this Obama administration, but this has also been true under Republican administrations too; and it has also been true of many of our state and local municipalities as well?

As just one example, how about the passing of 100’s of Billions of Dollars in stimulus and bailout money, provided in legislation consisting of 1000’s of pages, that Congress didn’t even bother to read before voting on and passing?!

When was the last time a government employee treated you with respect, as though they were truly civil servants, who are working for you?

Have you ever wondered why our government is so corrupt and why once they are beyond the elections and are in office, how they always seem to operate without any respect or accountability towards their constituency, who are the ones who elected them to office?

How quickly they forget their campaign promises, and truly for many in government today lying to the public has become normal operating procedure; and the much of the public expects it; and the only reason they get away with it is because the press and electronic news media doesn’t hold them accountable.

Folks, as Christians we have been admonished by our Lord, in Matthew 24 to NOT be deceived, as much of the world will be; because there is a definite agenda that the Bible describes will happen; and for those of us who are familiar with what the Bible says regarding those events, we know that it will be the worst time that this world has ever known, or ever will know; and Jesus called it a Time of Sorrows!”

Matthew 24:4-8

4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all[a]these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7

For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences,[b] and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.”

I believe it is all very clear from the events that we see happening in the world today, especially as it pertains to the nation of Israel which is the center of God’s prophetic time clock that truly we are living in the Last Days that will see the return of our Lord to earth.

The Bible also talks about the emergence of a very evil and corrupt one world government, that will eventually be ruled by a world leader, whom the Bible calls the Antichrist; and whether you will recognize it or not, we are today watching the formation of that One World Government within our own country, within the de facto UNITED STATES CORPORATION; and really we have been on this path now for over 139 years now.

What you see happening in our country has happened before, in other countries, that have been taken over by potentate dictators; and that same agenda today is being implemented in our country, in our two-party political system, by the leadership of both Democratic and Republican parties.

With this past November elections notwithstanding, I believe the only constructive changes that we will see come out of Washington DC will happen only after our Constitutional Republic takes over, and the reins of power have shifted back to “We the People.”

I’ve said this before that it does no good to attempt to rebuild anything on a corrupt and flawed foundation, and that certainly applies to our government!

Until the American Public demands accountability and honesty form our leadership in DC, meaning a FULL, HONEST, and COMPLETE disclosure regarding all the over 140 years of malfeasance and lies that have come from both Democrats and Republicans, that has today brought our nation to the brink of a complete moral and economic collapse; and until we clean house and remove those dishonest and corrupt politicians from all levels of our government, and replace them with honest people with common sense, who are not bought and paid for by outside interests, and who do not have hidden agendas, then anything less than that will accomplish nothing at all; except to give us more of the same of what we have had in the past, meaning nothing of substance will change to save us from the International Banker’s New World Order!

It is this corrupt and illegal (meaning unconstitutional) de facto U.S. CORPORATION, together with this hidden and evil oligarchy that controls it, that must be replaced, and it’s only the American People who can do that!

It is this same oligarchy that both owns and controls this façade, this private corporation called the Federal Reserve Bank, that was created to appear as though it were a part of our Federal Government, but in actuality is no more Federal than Federal Express; and it’s these same International Bankers (controlled by the Rothschild’s Banking Cartel) who have bankrupted our country; and have controlled the purse strings of our nation for the last 97 years (since the passage of the Federal Reserve Act in 1913).

This private corporation, called the FED (aka Federal Reserve Bank) has got to go!

These people have complete autonomy, and they operate without any congressional oversight or accountability whatsoever; and it is these same people who have instead corrupted and have bought many of our politicians, at least among the leadership of both parties, not to mention their influence and control over the print and broadcast media today, a control which they have maintained for at least the last 93 years, ever since the formation of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in 1913; and all of them are corrupt as the day is long.

These International Bankers who sit on the board of the FED serve only their own interests; and over 70% are in fact foreign nationals, and ALL of this, folks, is totally unconstitutional; and yet it was our own politicians (in both Democratic and Republican parties) who allowed this to happen and have been lying to us through their teeth all these years.

The recent political changes that have taken place in the last election will only serve to effect certain limited changes along partisan lines, as they always do, depending on whichever party has the majority vote; but nothing will happen beyond that to restructure our government and repair our corrupt foundation; and that’s because as Alan Keyes has said, Both Democratic and Republican parties, when it comes to the New World Order agenda, they are as two sides of the same coin!

To know this is true all you have to do is look at the past history of our government, as an example look at what FDR did after the Great Depression, when he first began to socialize our government with his New Deal program; and it has been just more of the same ever since, as our constitutional rights have been whittled away little by little.

This current Congress will be no different; and if history is any example they will take no action until they absolutely have to, and if God forbid we should have another national disaster or attack on our country; and then as per usual you can expect that any action they do take will only serve the Globalist Banker’s agenda, and not ours.

Mark my words, unless the American people take action and reinhabit our Constitutional Republic, and put the control back into the hands of “We the People;” unless we clean house and rid our government of the corrupt leaven among our politicians and our judges; and unless we remove the International Bankers, and remove their private collection agency, the IRS, from our government once and for all; and should (or whether I should say when) we have another major crisis, on the level of 9/11 or worst, then you can expect martial law to be implemented, and American citizens who object and try and exercise their constitutional rights will be put into FEMA Concentration Camps; and our Constitutional Liberties will be gone forever!

When that day happens, and there is a national emergency, whether the result of our defaulting and having a total economic collapse, or some other occurrence, possibly another terrorist attack, then it is plan of this de facto U.S. CORP to implement martial law, and when they do, we will have ONLY two options; either we will have the pillow of a Restored Constitutional Republic to take over, that will restore our “organic” Constitution as the highest law of the land, with our de jure government restored as a Constitutional Republic; OR we will get the boot and bayonet of marital law; and the loss of all our liberties for good!

Make no mistake, but that is the agenda of “The New World Order;” a concept by the way that was first introduced in a speech given by “Daddy” Bush back in 1991; and this agenda has been in place officially ever since 1871, when the Act of 1871 was passed and the District of Columbia was formed, which began the de facto UNITED STATES CORPORATION.

It is the ultimate goal of these politicians, at least among those who control both political parties, who by the way have been bought and paid for by their puppet masters, among the Globalist Bankers, to bring about this “New World Order;” and if they have their way they will collapse and destroy both our U.S. Constitution and our government, just the same as these same Bankers did in pre-Nazi Germany.

They will do so by creating enough internal havoc and public unrest and fear, to allow them to declare martial law; and then the next step will be the New World Order, and the loss of ALL our liberties and our country!

This is what will happen unless “We the People” wise up and restore our Constitutional Republic, as our founding fathers originally intended; and that can’t happen unless we start by repairing the corrupt foundation of our government!

If we stay on this present course, with this two-party system merry-go-round that we have been on for the last 139 years (ever since 1871), then all we are going to have is more of the same, of what we have seen before, in that nothing of any substance will change, that will correct any of our problems, which goes to the very foundation of our government; and that is because the people who are pulling the strings and also the politicians they control, who are setting our course and making our laws, they are the problem!!!

Listen up, folks; we need to wake up because our time is running short!!!

Let us all who are Christians continue to pray for our government; let us pray for the successful, peaceful, and complete change of power, in the reinhabitation of our Constitutional Republic; and that “We the People” will take back the reins of power within our government.

Also, I recommend if you haven’t already done so, that you please go to: http://republicoftheunitedstates.org/, and sign up and let’s clean house and get rid of all the corruption; and let’s take back our Constitutional Republic.


Skip Barland


What are we to do regarding this very real threat of Islam in our country?

In a Constitutional Republic ALL citizens are treated

equally under the Law, which law is our U.S. Constitution!

The following was forwarded to me today by a friend, and I really believe we need to adopt this, or an equally wise approach, in dealing with this very real and dangerous Islamic problem that we have today; but we need to do so without compromising or infringing upon the First Amendment Rights of anyone, who is a LEGAL U.S. Citizen.

Interesting point of view from a Texas friend of mine.  Could this work in Murfeesboro, TN?  Jim

One of the key things I see, is not the legality or constitutionality of whether or not they have a legal right to build the Islamic Victory Monument at the site of their victory on 9-11.

It is purely the absolute nastiness and ugliness of the Muslims in general as being neighbors.

Every country they have immigrated Islam into, they have begun subverting the culture, and as their numbers grow, they become more confrontational and aggressive.

A particularly nasty group of Muslims wanted to build such an Islamic Cultural Center in Katy, TX in the Houston suburbs.

They bought the land in the semi-rural area where livestock was still permitted.

They had barely broken ground when they started complaining about the cattle and horses on the property next to theirs.

They picked on the WRONG man, who was a Vietnam Era Vet and had an attitude.  He countered with complaining to them about their proposed sound system that broadcasted the Islamic Call to Prayer 5 times a day, and said since he was a Christian, that it offended him, and he demanded they eliminate it from their plans or at least keep the volume low so it wouldn’t violate his property!

They left in a huff and returned a few days later with a lawyer.

He did a little more zoning research and found that he could raise PIGS on his property, legally!

He then decided that he would follow their Islamic calendar and on every holiday, would hold public Pig Races and a good pork BBQ event!!!

Perfectly LEGAL, but he only returned the neighborliness that was extended to him by the Muslims.

Daniel, a good friend, and fellow Southern troublemaker, and I were going to sponsor a pig that would be trained to race.

The Pig Races are a Texas State Fair tradition and are very entertaining. But alas, it seems that the Warriors of Islam had a change of heart about the location of their Islamic Cultural Center!

I would LOVE to see the Southern Pork BBQ Hall of Fame and Cultural Center in NYC across the street from the Cordoba House Islamic Victory Monument!

It could be the very Embassy of the South with the magnificent African-American BBQ pit Masters guest cooking in the restaurant and holding seminars on the finer points of BBQ’ing the noble and beloved Swine!

BTW…  did you know the significance of the name Cordoba House?

Cordoba, Spain was conquered by the Muslims in the 1200’s and the Catholic Cathedral was reduced to rubble and a Mosque was built on the ruins of the cathedral!!

Interesting, isn’t it?  Muslims have a thing about building on top of conquered nations’ symbolic places.

Know what the Dome of the Rock is sitting on?

Solomon’s Temple and the former home of the Ark of the Covenant among other Christian and Jewish relics.

Hey, folks, it’s all legal!

The moral of this story is that we need more real Texans weighing in on this mess!

We’ll straighten out these misguided individuals, post haste!


No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

Islam technically is not a religion, but rather it is a very narrow minded and radical ideology, one that denies people who are ruled by it their basic rights and freedom of choice; it is also very repressive, as it persecutes and often times murders all those who disagree with it.

With that being said, pursuant to our First Amendment Rights under our U.S. Constitution, ALL legitimate and legally recognized religions and faiths, by law (meaning according to our U.S. Constitution) must be treated equally, and that would even include the church of satan; because in a free society you cannot deny equal rights and protection to one, and not to the other, without subverting and endangering the rights to all.

That’s the difference between operation under a democracy and a constitutional republic.

Under a democracy the majority who votes rules, and the majority can deny those rights to any one minority they wish; but when you have that paper barrier called our U.S. Constitution as the highest law of the land, all must bow to it, and conform; and be treated equally under the law.

This protects the rights of the minority against the tyranny and discrimination from the majority; which was the intent of our founding fathers.

After all the Establishment Clause in the First Amendment reads as follows:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Today if it happens to be a cult who is being denied their First Amendment rights, there will inevitably be many in the church who would cheer such a thing; however I believe it is a mistake to do so, because tomorrow it could be a Christian Church that is being denied their First Amendment Rights; as truly many are today under this repressive and anti-Christian and anti-Constitutional political environment in which we live.

I believe something like this (as this guy from Texas did) or something similar would actually work, if only we would do it; and something like this could be done without denying anyone’s Constitutional Rights.

The only other alternative, in my view as a way to handle this radical Islamification movement in the U.S., would be to have it declared through legislation and through our courts, not as a religion, but rather as an anti-American and anti-Constitutional, subversive movement, which I totally believe that it is; and treat it as any other political movement, such as the American Communist Party.

The ONLY exceptions that has been allowed in the past, prior to this current liberal and so called “Progressive” attitude/movement that is today so prevalent in our legislature and in our courts today, which would allow any sort of compromise on our Constitutional rights, has only happened when such action has been shown to be in the best interest of the public good and/or safety; or in the event of national security.

For instance freedom of speech stops and no longer applies when one shouts “fire” in a crowded public theater, where no fire exists; or in times of war, where freedom of press has been curtailed in order to prevent news papers from printing the travel schedules of the various shipping lines.

I believe as with all things in life, we have but to turn to the Bible for examples and ideas, as to how we are to handle problems, even one such as this. I truly think that Elijah had the right idea.

As you can see in the above video, I believe in applying Elijah’s approach to this Islamic problem, as he displayed on Mt. Carmel, before the eyes of Israel, against the Priest of Baal, who by the way are the predecessors of what we call today, Islam.

The worship of Allah is not the worship of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob at all; but Allah is a demonic entity, known also as the “Moon God”, ergo the crescent moon in their symbol, and this was also what Baal worship was all about… and both are tied to the same demon god, which is a false god!

Personally, I don’t believe we ever have to be fearful of these sorts of demonic movements in a free society, as long as the truth is told and ideals and doctrines, or ideologies, are honestly aired and debated openly in a public forum.

This will always work in a free society where truth is allowed to prevail and be expressed; because all you have to do every time you are confronted by a subversive group and its idealolgy, such as with Islam, is expose them in the light of day, and put their stuff out in the open for all to see, including their long history of murder and mayhem; their radical and narrow-minded agenda, and beliefs; and just let everyone see the truth for what it is… and by so doing just turn on the Light, and the darkness dissipates every time.

Besides, as Elijah said, in the Skip paraphrase version of the Bible: “If Allah be God then let Allah show his stuff!!!”

Anyway, that’s my opinion.


Skip Barland

An Irish blessing is coming your way today…

An Irish Blessing for you!!!

(Click on link above)

My thanks to my friend Janice for passing the above link along to me this morning, and so I’m passing it along to you in the hope that your day may be blessed and full of the joy and shalom peace of our Lord, including not just His peace, but also provision, and health, with nothing lacking or missing. 

In Yeshua’s name… Amen!!!

Skip Barland

The history behind Saint Patrick’s Breastplate:
It is a Christian hymn whose original Old Irish lyrics were traditionally attributed to Saint Patrick during his Irish ministry in the 5th century; however, it was probably actually written later, in the 8th century. It is written in the style of a druidic incantation for protection on a journey; and is part of the Liber Hymnorum, a collection of hymns found in two manuscripts kept in Dublin.
The words were translated into English verse by Cecil Frances Alexander in 1889 and set to two traditional Irish tunes, St. Patrick and Deirdre.
The hymn, also known by its opening line “I bind unto myself today”, is currently included in the English Hymnal, the Irish Church Hymnal and The Hymnal (1982) of the U.S. Episcopal Church.

It is often sung during the celebration of the Feast of Saint Patrick on or near March 17, as well as on Trinity Sunday.

The prayer known as “Faeth Fiada,” or the “Lorica of St. Patrick” (St. Patrick’s Breast-Plate) was first edited by Petrie in his “History of Tara”.

Scripture references may include Ephesians 6:10-17 (“God’s shield to protect me … from snares of devils”).

Saint Patricks BreastplatePrayer

I bind unto myself today
The strong Name of the Trinity,
By invocation of the same,
The Three in One and One in Three.

I bind this day to me for ever.
By power of faith, Christ’s incarnation;
His baptism in the Jordan river;
His death on Cross for my salvation;
His bursting from the spicèd tomb;
His riding up the heavenly way;
His coming at the day of doom;
I bind unto myself today.

I bind unto myself the power
Of the great love of the cherubim;
The sweet ‘well done’ in judgment hour,
The service of the seraphim,
Confessors’ faith, Apostles’ word,
The Patriarchs’ prayers, the Prophets’ scrolls,
All good deeds done unto the Lord,
And purity of virgin souls.

I bind unto myself today
The virtues of the starlit heaven,
The glorious sun’s life-giving ray,
The whiteness of the moon at even,
The flashing of the lightning free,
The whirling wind’s tempestuous shocks,
The stable earth, the deep salt sea,
Around the old eternal rocks.

I bind unto myself today
The power of God to hold and lead,
His eye to watch, His might to stay,
His ear to hearken to my need.
The wisdom of my God to teach,
His hand to guide, His shield to ward,
The word of God to give me speech,
His heavenly host to be my guard.

Against the demon snares of sin,
The vice that gives temptation force,
The natural lusts that war within,
The hostile men that mar my course;
Or few or many, far or nigh,
In every place and in all hours,
Against their fierce hostility,
I bind to me these holy powers.

Against all Satan’s spells and wiles,
Against false words of heresy,
Against the knowledge that defiles,
Against the heart’s idolatry,
Against the wizard’s evil craft,
Against the death wound and the burning,
The choking wave and the poisoned shaft,
Protect me, Christ, till Thy returning.

Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.

I bind unto myself the Name,
The strong Name of the Trinity;
By invocation of the same.
The Three in One, and One in Three,
Of Whom all nature hath creation,
Eternal Father, Spirit, Word:
Praise to the Lord of my salvation,
Salvation is of Christ the Lord.

God’s covenant with Abraham and the TRUTH behind the Israeli Palestinian conflict, which is an age old blood feud between two brothers… the descendents of Isaac and Ishmael!

The Bible says of father Abraham that:

“He believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.”

(Genesis 15:6)

God has decreed that father Abraham be the example of FAITH that God looks for as the bases for relationship between Himself and His offspring, of all those who are in covenant relationship with Him, who are created in His image and after His likeness, of those who are the descendants of Adam’s seed!

In Genesis 17 we read where God says to father Abraham:

I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you.

And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you.

Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”

And in Zechariah we read of what we know today as the Israeli Palestinian Conflict:

Zechariah 12

The Coming Deliverance of Judah

1 The burden[a] of the word of the LORD against Israel. Thus says the LORD, who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him: 2 “Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. 3 And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it.

4 In that day,” says the LORD, “I will strike every horse with confusion, and its rider with madness; I will open My eyes on the house of Judah, and will strike every horse of the peoples with blindness. 5 And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, ‘The inhabitants of Jerusalem are my strength in the LORD of hosts, their God.’

6 In that day I will make the governors of Judah like a firepan in the woodpile, and like a fiery torch in the sheaves; they shall devour all the surrounding peoples on the right hand and on the left, but Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place—Jerusalem.

7 “The LORD will save the tents of Judah first, so that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem shall not become greater than that of Judah.

8 In that day the LORD will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; the one who is feeble among them in that day shall be like David, and the house of David shall be like God, like the Angel of the LORD before them. 9 It shall be in that day that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

In the next verses we learn how Israel will recognize her Messiah, and will mourn for the Pierced One

10 “And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.

11 In that day there shall be a great mourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning at Hadad Rimmon in the plain of Megiddo.[b]
12 And the land shall mourn, every family by itself: the family of the house of David by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Nathan by itself, and their wives by themselves; 13 the family of the house of Levi by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of Shimei by itself, and their wives by themselves; 14 all the families that remain, every family by itself, and their wives by themselves.

Question: When did Israel pierce her Messiah?

For the answer let’s look to the Prophet Daniel, chapter 9:24-27; and please pay close attention to this prophecy, as it will literally blow your mind—as it is a mathematical prophecy that counts to the very day from the decree that was given to rebuild Jerusalem after 70 years of Babylonian captivity, until Messiah would be cut off—meaning killed—for the sins of His people:

Now let’s look to what the Bible prophesied regarding the descendants of Ishmael, and then look around you at the Arab Israeli conflict, as it exists today!

This is what the Bible says of the descendants of Ishmael:

Genesis 16:12
And he (Ishmael) will be a wild man; his hand [will be] against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.

Here Dennis Prager gives us a look at the truth behind this conflict between the descendants of Isaac and Ishmael today:

This is where it ALL started, in a covenant which God made with father Abraham:

Genesis 17

The Sign of the Covenant

1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless. 2 And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.”

3 Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying: 4 “As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations.

5 No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you a father of many nations.

6 I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you. 7 And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you.

8 Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”

Let the nations of the world be forewarned for the Bible says clearly that any nation or people that comes against or threatens the nation of Israel in any way is bringing God’s judgment and a curse upon themselves; as God’s promise was to bless all those who blessed Abraham’s descendants, and to curse all those who would curse her! Selah


Skip Barland