I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her commodious harbors and her ample rivers, and it was not there; in her fertile fields and boundless prairies, and it was not there; in her rich mines and her vast world commerce, and it was not there. Not until I went to the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”

- de Tocqueville 1831

Saturday, July 9, 2011



The proceeding clip is an interview of Eric Sapp  by Thomm Hartman.  Both are liberal and their goal is to persuade conservative Christians that,  one;  you can not espouse the philosophy of Ayn Rand and Christianity since Ayn Rand was an Atheist and,  two;   the selfishness of conservatism flies in the face of Christ's admonition to care for the poor and the hungry.

Make no mistake,  Ayn Rand was an avowed Atheist, she had nothing good to say about religion.  Does her stance on religion diminish her philosophy of individual freedom vs collective bondage?  Is her description of those who would assume power through government coercion "for the sake of humanity" (she called them moochers-an apt name) any less valid?  I can make distinctions between her view of religion and the points she makes in the political arena,  as I am sure that you who read this can.  Let me point out the hypocrisy of Eric Sapp.  Although I'm sure that he would disavow this point,  the philosophy  that he espouses is rooted in the teachings of Carl Marx,  also and avowed atheist. He reserves for himself the ability to selectively pick and choose what he believes  from whomever but we can only choose one belief or the other?

Another point made in this interview is the idea that we are selfish to try and  keep the government from taking our earnings because it is a contradiction of Christs admonition to feed the poor and care for the needy.  At no point in the interview did they make the distinction between private charity and government largess.  Private donations to worthy causes  far out pace donations made by the government. 

I would like to ask these two gentlemen,  How can giving to someone,  someone Else's money not be considered theft?  If monies are taken from an individual unwillingly and then given to someone,  deserving or not,  how can this be considered charity?  

Be on the lookout for this kind of thinking because it will soon be in a church near you.  I highly recommend that you,  dear reader pick up a copy of Atlas shrugged and /or,  if you get the chance,  see the movie "Atlas Shrugged" Part One.  You will be shocked at how close to today's reality this work of fiction is.                    

Friday, July 8, 2011

I'm Back, Will Anyone notice? Did anyone notice my leaving?

Uh...... Hi,

In case you hadn't noticed,  I had deleted my blog but I missed it so much that I had to un-delete it and once again muddle through with my bad typing and grammar skills.

I've missed you few who read my blog and I apologize  for my absence.

I do not have a good excuse for my leaving and I have no excuse for returning but such reasons I have,  I will share with you.

Fear is the biggest reason,  I fear for what this country, and worse what we citizens,  will have to endure in order to bring our nation back from,  what I believe is,  the brink of  disaster.  What  has stopped me from speaking out could best be described as "deer in the headlight syndrome". 

Low self esteem also has stopped me from writing what I have wanted to write.  Their are so many voices out there who so eloquently espouse the message of conservatism,  who am I to muddy the waters with my not so eloquent blog?

On a personal note,  My wife and I,  after seventeen years of marriage will soon end said marriage.  I'm still living in the same house with my wife and my fourteen year old daughter.  As you can imagine there is a lot of strain and things at home are not so comfortable.  I soon hope to go back to over the road trucking.  Of course the collapse of my marriage means that I will no longer have my editor which adds to my feelings of having inadequate writing skills.

I am hopeful that the few of you who read my blog will find their way back and we can start up again where we left off but even if no one reads it I am at a point where I feel the need to continue writing for my own mental health.