The Kingdom of Jesus Christ is eternal, and it will eventually be made perfect, by God, in spite of us. This is more certain than the sun rising in the morning. We have His Word on it.
I say "in spite of us," for we are, all of us, while still in this fallen world, weak, and deeply-flawed, at best.
Human government - although instituted by God, for our protection and blessing - is temporary, and will never be perfect, despite our best efforts.
In the United States, though, thankfully, we had wise founders who were Christians and Bible-believers. They were not perfect, but they were wise. And so, in their revolutionary efforts to adopt decent human self-government in liberty, they adopted many scriptural models that, predictably, have proven over more than two centuries to be, in many ways, greatly effective at holding back evil and preserving peace, justice, and prosperity.
One of the most important models they followed has to do with the scriptural principles of the body of Christ. "E pluribus unum" was established as our national motto. "Out of many, one." Instead of having a king, the body of the people is considered to be the sovereign, under the Almighty, Sovereign God.
All are differently-gifted, but all people, all gifts, are nonetheless vitally important to the whole body politic.
This is why the first stated purpose of our Constitution is "to form a more perfect Union."
The framers well understood that perfect unity could not, in this world, be attained. But they also understood that unity, properly understood, is nonetheless a great good that should always be sought.
We should not be unnecessarily divisive. We should always desire unity, as long as it is unity around truth, and around moral principle.
But we should never unify around lies, or around injustice, or around moral wrong, or around some political cult of personality. Because we know that, in the end, those things can only serve to destroy the people of the United States.
Unity breeds power, for good or ill.
And we should never willfully empower evil.
Evil men in power will always preach unity, around themselves, for the aggrandizement of their own power.
Don't fall for it.
Jesus Christ is rightfully called the Prince of Peace. But He also said that He didn't come to bring peace, but a sword.
Until He comes again, and establishes His eternal Kingdom, evil will exist in this world. We must fight it - in ourselves, in our homes and families, in our communities, and in our states, and in our nation - with all of our strength, for the sake of our earthly posterity.
Even at the risk of being called "divisive."
But we shouldn't be divisive for any other reason. We should "seek peace and pursue it," both within the body of Christ, and within our country.
Our honorable First President:
"Interwoven as is the love of liberty with every ligament of your hearts, no recommendation of mine is necessary to fortify or confirm the attachment.
The unity of government which constitutes you one people is also now dear to you. It is justly so, for it is a main pillar in the edifice of your real independence, the support of your tranquility at home, your peace abroad; of your safety; of your prosperity; of that very liberty which you so highly prize. But as it is easy to foresee that, from different causes and from different quarters, much pains will be taken, many artifices employed to weaken in your minds the conviction of this truth; as this is the point in your political fortress against which the batteries of internal and external enemies will be most constantly and actively (though often covertly and insidiously) directed, it is of infinite moment that you should properly estimate the immense value of your national union to your collective and individual happiness; that you should cherish a cordial, habitual, and immovable attachment to it; accustoming yourselves to think and speak of it as of the palladium of your political safety and prosperity; watching for its preservation with jealous anxiety; discountenancing whatever may suggest even a suspicion that it can in any event be abandoned; and indignantly frowning upon the first dawning of every attempt to alienate any portion of our country from the rest, or to enfeeble the sacred ties which now link together the various parts.
For this you have every inducement of sympathy and interest. Citizens, by birth or choice, of a common country, that country has a right to concentrate your affections. The name of American, which belongs to you in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of patriotism more than any appellation derived from local discriminations. With slight shades of difference, you have the same religion, manners, habits, and political principles. You have in a common cause fought and triumphed together; the independence and liberty you possess are the work of joint counsels, and joint efforts of common dangers, sufferings, and successes.
But these considerations, however powerfully they address themselves to your sensibility, are greatly outweighed by those which apply more immediately to your interest. Here every portion of our country finds the most commanding motives for carefully guarding and preserving the union of the whole."
-- President George Washington, Farewell Address
Ignorant people call abortion "the law of the land," but in fact nothing could be further from the truth.
Abortion is utterly lawless.
Abortion is the absolute denial of any decent notion of law.
Abortion is the denial of God's explicit law, "you shall not murder."
Abortion is the denial of the laws of nature.
Abortion is the denial of the original moral principles laid down as the cornerstone of our claim to liberty in our national charter, the Declaration of Independence.
Abortion destroys the possibility of the fulfillment of any clause of the stated purposes of the United States Constitution. You can't secure the Blessings of Liberty to a Posterity you have annihilated.
Abortion does violence to the explicit, absolute equal protection and due process requirements of the Fifth and the Fourteen Amendments to the Constitution.
And finally, abortion violates the equal protection requirements of all of our state constitutions.
So, don't ever accept the destructive lie that abortion is legal in America. It never has been, and it never can be.
The bloody abortion holocaust only continues in this country because those we elect to represent us have no understanding of, or commitment to, the keeping of the most important solemn obligations of their oaths of office.
Almost none of those who will be sworn into office next month in Washington, DC understand what sort of government we are supposed to have under our Constitution. They think we live in a judicial oligarchy instead of in a republic with required constitutional checks on arbitrary, illegitimate power.
Why is this so?
Because almost none of those who elected them understand what sort of government we are supposed to have under our Constitution, and even among those who actually know, a large percentage of them are willing to sacrifice morality and constitutionality on the altars of abject fear and perceived political expedience.
They say that a fish rots from the head down, and in America the sovereign body of the people are the head.
A people that scoffs at the Sovereignty of God will inevitably lose their own sovereign ability to govern themselves in liberty. Hatred of God, and the denial of His natural moral order, can only produce tyranny, destruction, abject poverty, and servitude.
To truly understand the essence of the concept of UNALIENABLE rights, and therefore to truly understand the essence of the American republic and our national claim to self-government in liberty, you have to first understand that you are entitled to absolutely NOTHING that God hasn't given you title to, and that even if God gives you title to something, it's only as a tenant.
As the Sovereign, eternal, absolute Owner of everything, He can repossess anything He's lent you - including your very life itself - whenever and however He pleases, while remaining perfectly righteous, holy, and just in doing so.
But, as long as you are His lawful tenant, living within His legitimate grant of tenancy, no other man can rightfully, legitimately, lawfully, strip you of God's generous gifts, which include your right to live, your right to live freely, and your right to own and possess private property -- all, of course, within the natural moral limits posed by the legitimate exercise of the rights of others.
In summary, legitimate human government exists to protect your legitimate God-given rights, and the legitimate rights of everyone else, while acting as a punisher of evil, and an adjudicator of conflicts that may arise between your exercise of rights and the exercise by others of their rights.
Human governments that violate God-given rights, or fail to resist evil, or that act unrighteously or unjustly, only delegitimize and destroy themselves. They don't, they can't, change the natural law as created and instituted by God.
This, my friends, is the first principle, the cornerstone principle, of our country. If this understanding is not soon fully restored in the hearts, minds, and political and governmental practices of America, this building cannot long stand. Our national destruction is inevitable. Our fall may come by degrees, or it may come all of a sudden. Only the omniscient, omnipotent Creator of us all knows that. But you can be sure, it WILL come. The laws of nature and nature's God will not be mocked nor ignored for long.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed..."
--The Declaration of Independence
For the unborn, time is of the essence. Tomorrow, thousands more innocent, helpless, defenseless little boys and girls will be eradicated in America by the abortionists and the drug companies.
So, now that the "pro-life" Republicans have complete control over the federal government, and over a large majority of the state governments, why are they wasting precious time on more useless regulatory abortion bills?
Even if these regulatory bills were any good - which they're not, they're immoral and unconstitutional in and of themselves - why would they wait to shut down the killing centers and the dispensaries of the chemical weapons of mass destruction that are used solely to murder babies?
If you have the governmental power to regulate mass murder, you have the governmental power to stop mass murder dead in its tracks.
Looks to me like "the pro-life movement" has no will or desire to actually stop abortion.
Someone tell me why I am wrong in my assumption that the "pro-life" Republicans would do absolutely NOTHING to stop abortion, even if you gave them 100% of the seats in government.
Re: Ohio's newly-passed "heartbeat" bill:
If you have the governmental power to regulate mass murder you have the governmental power to protect all persons equally, as God and the U.S. Constitution absolutely require.
This bill fails the equal protection test, which means it is immoral and unconstitutional. And, it was passed by a pack of judicial supremacists, who will roll over like a whipped puppy as soon as the courts rule against it, which they will do. This is as certain as the sun coming up tomorrow morning. So all that will be gained in the end is that the Republicans will have justified their "pro-life" existence to their donors, and their naive voters, once again. Rinse, repeat, ad finitum.
This bill is as ill-conceived and arbitrary as Roe vs. Wade.
Like all of the regulatory bills before it, it grants governmental permission to murder babies, all of them, as long as they are murdered on schedule, and by an arbitrary set of man-made rules.
Like all of the regulatory bills before it, it surrenders the only real moral, constitutional, and legal arguments against abortion on demand, which are the intrinsic nature of God-given, unalienable, individual rights, and the Constitution's requirement that all persons be protect equally in their supreme right, the right to live. In other words, while its proponents claim they will "save some," in fact, they once again assure the continued destruction of all.
I ran because no one else would speak up for the rights of our posterity.
I ran because no one else would stand without exception for the equal protection of that posterity - the protection that God and our Constitution absolutely require.
I ran because no one else would defend the civil institution of marriage, the way God created and defined it, and the way it was always recognized throughout our national history.
I ran because no one else would speak out against the coup d'etat, the destructive fallacy, of judicial supremacy.
I ran because no one one else would speak out against the unconstitutional spending that is about to land our country in insolvency, and rob our children and grandchildren of their God-given right to government by consent.
I can see the finish line now, and, no matter where I place, I have no regrets about running again.
At the very least we robbed American Christians of any legitimate excuse, and represented the faith and the beliefs of the most decent principled men and women in America.
That's all got to count for something...
No matter the outcome today, we can go to our rest tonight secure in the knowledge that we, unlike our opponents, stood without wavering, without exception, for equal protection under the law for the innocents who are threatened over the next four years by the monsters who stand ready to annihilate them in the murder mills of America.
We stood without compromise for God's institution of marriage and the natural family.
We stood for the people's right to self-protect, as secured by our Second Amendment.
We stood for adherence to the Enumerated Powers of our Constitution, and for the reining in of those who would have a judicial oligarchy rule over us.
We stood in defense of the sovereignty, the security, and the borders of the United States.
My supporters have nothing of which to be ashamed.
When it is all said and done, others will not be able to say as much.
Longview (TX) News-Journal
MARSHALL — Harrison County Republican Party Chair Wes Brumit has resigned, saying he cannot support GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.
The announcement took the executive committee of the county's Republican Party by surprise.
"In our last executive meeting, (Brumit) did share with us his views that he could not support Mr. Trump," said Wendell Jones, a member of the executive committee. "We all told him at that time we felt that was inappropriate for the (party) leader in our county, and, we would hope as he studies the issues that he would come to a different conclusion and support the party ticket from the top down."
Jones said the Harrison County Republican Party does not stand with Brumit's statements regarding Trump.
"We've been here supporting and calling, asking people to support the ticket from the top down," he said.
In a statement announcing his resignation, Brumit said he no longer can be affiliated with a party that "holds Donald Trump up as an example of its values and principles.
"I would be doing a disservice to the party and my executive committee by continuing in this capacity, when I have no confidence or respect for the man at the top of the ticket," he wrote. "To be clear, I will continue to fight for conservative ideals and values, but will do so through a different venue."
Brumit, who declined to comment beyond his statement, indicated he has no plans to support Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
He said he will be supporting and voting for Tom Hoefling, an Iowa resident and nominee of America's Party.
"His values, character and principles more closely exemplify my own," Brumit wrote of Hoefling. "To borrow a phrase from President (Ronald) Reagan, 'I am not leaving the GOP, the GOP left me.' "
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Majorie Blood of Toledo, Ohio:
"I am happy to be able to vote of Tom Hoefling for president, a man who loves God and stands up for life!"
Sunny Shell of Plano, Texas:
"My family voted for Tom Hoefling because our faith in Christ trumps our fear of any man or woman--and that includes Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Neither Clinton nor Trump can take away anything beyond what God Almighty allows, and neither can give us anything that God Almighty disallows. 'And the LORD said to Satan, 'Behold, all that he has is in your hand. Only against him do not stretch out your hand.' So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD.' ~Job 1:12, ESV No one can make anything great except the Great I AM. And the last time I checked, His name is NOT Donald Trump. It is YHWH."
Gerald Prichard of Meridianville, Alabama:
"An inscription on the fireplace in the White House's State Dining Room, written originally by John Adams, in part reads, 'May none but Honest and Wise Men ever rule under this Roof.' After researching Tom Hoefling's beliefs and actions, I think that he would be the kind of person in character whom John Adams had in mind. I can truthfully say that I have not encountered a political candidate previously with whom I agreed more on moral, political, and economic issues than Tom Hoefling, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to vote for a candidate with a clear conscience."
Claudia Barlow of Yucaipa, California:
"Tom is my candidate of choice, because he is not making empty promises that he can't possibly keep."
Matthew Philleo of Eau Claire, Wisconsin:
"John Adams said, 'There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.' Why should I support the lesser of two evils when there is a third candidate that most accurately represents my views? The Republican party was the new kid on the block when the Whigs and Democrats were hashing it out. They had one major platform, one decisive goal: to abolish slavery. And eventually, these unlikely candidates gained a following. And eventually they won. And slavery was indeed abolished. But that was then and this is now. The Republican party of today is nothing like it was in the 1850's. I want to vote for a candidate that will actually stand up for life and marriage, and not just give token assent to gain my vote. Tom Hoefling, from what I can see, is that man. Now God is ultimately in control, but I want to vote for the best candidate, regardless of the chances of getting elected. We have to start somewhere and let our voices be heard as Christians. We don't have to be a slave to the two-party system. We don't have to follow the herd. We can vote our consciences and let the chips fall where they may, and at the end of the day, let God's will be done!"
November 3, 2016, interview
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"Moreover you shall provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens." Exodus 18:21
In this election, I believe there is only one candidate who is truly God-fearing. One candidate, who knows America can never be great again until she honors what made America great in the first place.
One candidate alone, knows & has a firm grasp of the historical documents that are the foundation of our American republic. One candidate, who understands and believes that government's first and highest purpose is to protect our posterity.
One candidate alone, proclaims that he will close the death camps, which have stained and polluted our land.
Tom Hoefling is the only candidate who can offer us genuine hope, that can restore what the moth has nearly destroyed.
If you hold your vote as a sacred trust, want to honor God & restore equal protection under law to all human beings ~ vote for Tom Hoefling in 2016 ~ for you and your posterity!
"Well, first let me say, I hate the title 'social' issues. Social issues are who you are going to invite to your Super Bowl party--or whatever. We are talking about moral issues. The basis for our form of government and our claim to liberty is a moral basis. Without that moral basis, we have no rule of law, we have no justice. We can't have equal protection under the law. As far as the racial things, as far as I'm concerned, there is only one race, and that's the human race. And I believe in equal protection under the law for everybody, including little babies in the womb."
Candidate forum, 11/2/2016
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Tom Hoefling introduces himself and his agenda at candidate forum held on November 2, 2016.
Tom Hoefling, America's Party 2016 Nominee for POTUS, on the Liberty Line Radio Show
Interview starts at 12:00
"Human government exists to punish evil doers and to restrain evil-doers. . . . The power of the sword, the responsibility to protect human life, that's the first reason that we have human government. And sadly, in our day and in our time in the United States of America--a country that was dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal--we continue to slaughter millions and tens of millions of little babies, and strip them not only of their life, but all of their liberties and their right to equal protection under the laws."
-- Tom Hoefling
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