“READ not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but TO WEIGH AND CONSIDER” – Francis Bacon

Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.”

Francis Bacon, The Essays

‘Braveheart’: William Wallace’s FREEDOM REALIZATION — “That moment when you realize NOT ALL your countrymen WANT FREEDOM!

Maybe this is a key part of the problem.

Maybe spiritually too. Many like their “familiar spirits” — internal demons that are successfully leading many (including ‘Christians’) to rebel against God, instead of loving the Lord, our God, with ALL OF OUR HEART, soul, mind and strength, and our neighbors (including *our enemies*) as ourselves — Jesus’ Greatest Two Commandments.

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Can a Christian Have a Demon? Absolutely! Most Have Many!

“Worship is the submission of all our nature to God. It is the quickening of conscience by His holiness, the nourishment of the mind with His truth, the purifying of the imagination of His beauty, the opening of the heart to His love, the surrender of the will to His purpose” – William Temple

“Worship is the submission of all our nature to God. It is the quickening of conscience by His holiness, the nourishment of the mind with His truth, the purifying of the imagination of His beauty, the opening of the heart to His love, the surrender of the will to His purpose.”

– William Temple


John Knox – NO HATE: “In my heart, I never hated the persons of those against whom I thundered God’s judgments; I did only hate their sins, and labored, according to my power, to gain them to Christ”

From: thisday.pcahistory.org

November 24: Death of John Knox (1572)

On the 17th of  November, the Session of St. Giles was called to his bedside. The parting words of the Reformer are too important to be absent here, so here they are:

“The time is approaching, for which I have long thirsted, wherein I shall be relieved and be free from all cares, and be with my Savior forever; and now, God is my witness, whom I have served with my spirit in the gospel of His Son, that I have taught  nothing but the true and solid doctrines of the gospel, and that end which I purposed in all my doctrine, was to instruct the ignorant, to confirm the weak, to comfort the consciences of those that were humbled under the sense of their sins, and to denounce the threatening of God’s Word against such as were rebellious. I am not ignorant, that, in my heart, I never hated the persons of those against whom I thundered God’s judgments; I did only hate their sins, and labored, according to my power, to gain them to Christ; that I did forbear none of whatsoever condition, I did it out of fear to my God, who placed me in this function of the ministry, and I know will bring me to an account.” After some words to the new pastor, he commended the whole Session to the grace of God.

Entire Article Here

(9 min video) CALVINISM & ZIONISM by Ted Pike — FALSE, UNCONDITIONAL COVENANTS in which OBEDIENCE is IRRELEVANT • “Calvinism, having eliminated the necessity of obedience for those in covenant with God, proclaims God’s blessing on the COUNTERFEIT RETURN of Jews to Palestine” • “Since obedience no longer mattered, what man or nation dare stand against ‘the will of the Almighty God'” • “Calvinism has failed to warn the church against an ANTICHRIST SYSTEM that will destroy Christian civilization”

The false doctrine of once-saved-always-saved seems to be at the heart of the great problems we face today.

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“Calvin called it ‘eternal security‘ or once-saved-always-saved. Calvin taught that if we make one sincere decision for Christ, we are born-again and cannot be lost. Such a commitment does not mean we have to die to our rebellious self-will, or be willing to leave all to follow Christ. … Calvin’s definition of conversion deprives God of the *total allegiance* he must have. Yet it has been the unquestioned evangelical definition for the past 450 years.

In omitting Christ‘s requirement of *total consecration*, Calvin overturned God’s most fundamental requirements. Agreeing with the serpent in the Garden of Eden, Calvin said to the supposedly born-again person: you shall not surely die if you indulge in sin. The wages of sin are not death to the born-again. Those who are born-again yet rebel shall enter into the kingdom of heaven.’ Calvin taught that with the sacrifice of Christ on Calvary came a new dispensation or age of grace nullifying the Old Testament requirement of *lifetime obedience*. [Jesus increased, not decreased the obedience requirements in the new covenant, because now, Christians have the Holy Spirit empowering them to overcome even thought-life sins — and overcome we must, unlike what TalmudVision (TV) teaches – editor]

With this in mind, it is not surprising that eventually Calvinism would be attracted to Zionism. Zionism is another great religious movement built upon the assertion of an unconditional covenant with God. Zionism claims that God’s covenant with Abraham 4,000 years ago is so empowering and unconditional to the Jew that he can reoccupy Palestine in the 20th century by force and violence. Obedience is irrelevant.”

“Calvinists view Israel as fulfilling hundreds of Old Testament prophecies. Originally, these prophecies had been given to Israel on condition that she be obedient. Yet Calvinism, having eliminated the necessity of obedience for those in covenant with God, proclaims God’s blessing on the counterfeit return of Jews to Palestine. … Since obedience no longer mattered, and God was pleased to bring His chosen people back to Palestine, what man or nation dare stand against ‘the will of the Almighty God.'”

“Clearly, Calvinism has failed to warn the church against an antichrist system that will destroy Christian civilization.

“We have seen in part 2 of this video how Jewish gnosticism corrupted Jewish Christianity, helping create Roman Catholicism and Calvinism. These hybrid religious systems did not teach the necessity of *continuing obedience* to Christ. Rather, they affirm spiritual security through covenant guarantees. We have also seen how Jewish gnosticism by reshaping Christianity 2000 years ago produced a church which embraces [Talmudic – editor] Jewish goals and values, today.”

“The Zionists, through an extremely small, but focused elite, have by their lies brought the nations under their control.”

– Ted and Alynn Pike

Transcribed by Jeff Fenske

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Better audio in the full video, below

Calvinism & Zionism

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Ted Pike explains how Calvinism makes a very natural bedfellow with Zionism (as we see among many ‘evangelical’ leaders today). A clip from “Zionism and Christianity: Unholy Alliance”

Calvinism & Zionism excerpt at 1.24:15

“Zionism and Christianity: Unholy Alliance” full-length film by Ted Pike

Ted Pike

Ted Pike

Published on Jul 21, 2013

Documentary by Rev. Ted Pike
Copyright 2003


“Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God? — “There is therefore now *no condemnation* to those who are IN CHRIST Jesus, who don’t WALK according to the flesh, but ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT”

(video) “Zionism and Christianity: Unholy Alliance” – real-history, full-length film by Ted Pike — “They [pastors] were supposed to be WATCHMEN on the wall, yet they failed to utter even a hint of warning”

Ted Pike: The Jewish Kabbalah – Root of Mideast Violence — Kabbalah’s description of Gentiles as ANIMALS who must be slaughtered before “ORDER” can be restored helps explain not only Israel’s notorious MISTREATMENT of her Arab neighbors but also JEWISH POWER worldwide in *government*, *finance*, and *media*!

Talmud Encourages Jews to Deceive Non-Jews — “Pretend to rejoice with them in order to hide your hatred” — Talmud denies the Gentile status as a “man,” so they are also excluded from being the Jews’ neighbor

(video) Ted Pike: ‘The Other Israel’ — The Talmudic system that seeks our ruin!

(audio) Ted Pike Discusses “Pedophilia: The Talmud’s Dirty Secret” — Balanced, LOVING presentation how Talmudic Jewish thought, the LEAVEN Jesus warned about, is hijacking Christian thought through Hollywood and the MSM

Does Talmud Teach Pedophilia, Incest, Bestiality?

(video) Freud, Zionism and Sexual Revolution: Resentment against Christ and Gentiles is a motivating factor in promoting sexual degeneration and pornography

(video) Refuting Jews For Judaism — The rabbis threw out the Old Testament, and replaced it with the Talmud, whose messiah is NOT the Divine Messiah if the Bible. The rabbi’s ‘real thing’ will be the “anti-Christ”

(History Channel Video) Talmudic Jews’ plan to launch the Antichrist from rebuilt temple in Jerusalem – ‘Brad Meltzer’s Decoded’ “Spear of Destiny”

“WE WILL KILL JESUS; THEN WE WILL RULE THE WORLD” — “The Pharisees have had the SAME GOAL before Jesus was crucified on the cross, and they are still trying to accomplish this task with a New World Order!”

(video – Israel’s Real History) Miko Peled: The General’s Son & Return of the General’s Son — Israel’s war crimes & dehumanization must stop. There is a better solution.

(video) Miko Peled: Israeli General’s Son – Geneva 5/14/14 — “Israeli historians have been validating what Palestinians have said all along. It was not the Palestinians that began an assault. The Zionist militia began a massive campaign against an unarmed civilian population that lasted for twelve months with the CLEAR INTENTION of completing the ETHNIC CLEANSING of Palestine.”

(video) “Life In Occupied Palestine,” Anna Baltzer: A wonderfully moving introduction to the plight of the Palestinians, in simple, everyday terms — Checkpoints, settlements, Israeli activism, 1948 War refugees, censorship, the Wall, ongoing annexation of Palestinian land — “It is five times more likely for an ISRAELI SOLDIER to commit SUICIDE than to be killed in a terrorist attack. So when people talk about this occupation as helping the Jewish people, they don’t realize how many Israelis are actually against it, and how IMPORTANT it is FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE AS WELL AS the PALESTINIAN people to end this”

(video) Israeli settlers uproot Palestinians’ OLIVE TREES in occupied West Bank — 8,000 trees, some HUNDREDS OF YEARS OLD!

(video) Prof. Tony Martin: Jewish Role in the African Slave Trade — Hamitic myth/’curse of Ham’ originated in the Jewish Talmud, not the Bible!

(video) Does Genesis say to ‘Bless’ modern-day Israel? — Is America being blessed by supporting evil? WWJD? Jesus warned about the Talmudic, antiChrist leaven of the Pharisees, saying they were serving their father, the Devil, and his works they will do

(video) How The Jews Mock Jesus Christ — Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman, Israeli TV…

Poll: American Jews Rate Evangelicals as Low as Muslims

(video) Alison Weir: History of the Israeli Palestinian Conflict — “Come to Palestine, Americans, and see your tax dollars at work, millions and millions of them, every day, and weep with me for our victims…”

(video) Miko Peled: Myths of 1967 (Israel’s Six Day War)

(video) The Dirty Truth About Israel — Real history that mainstream & ‘Christian’ media won’t tell US

CLAIM: “There has never been an actual country called Palestine” | FACT: The Arab state, which included Christians, was betrayed by Britain and hijacked by the Jewish Nakba

(video) Israeli School Books’ Racist Representation of Palestinians: Israeli General’s Daughter, Nurit Peled-Elhanan — Priming Israeli children for military service


(video) Inside Israel’s Pro-War Nationalist Camp — WE’RE HUMANS; THEY’RE ANIMALS” — Israeli soldier • “The most moral thing to do is to FLATTEN GAZA into a parking lot” — fmr. ISRAELI *PARLIAMENT* MEMBER • “A Jew is a soul; an Arab is a…”

40% of Palestinian Children Detained by Israel Are Sexually Abused; Virtually All Are Tortured

Israelis Who Cheered On Missile Strikes Threatened to Destroy CNN Reporter’s Car

(video) Jews’ Racial Hate Rally: “A JEW IS a darling. AN ARAB IS a son of a b—” “May the Israel army win and f— up the Arabs. … Death to the Arabs!”

Bombing Gaza Like ‘Mowing the Lawn’: Israeli hardliners JOKE about the periodic need to decimate each new generation of Palestinians

Jews for Justice: The Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict — The root cause is clear. During the 1948 war, 750,000 Palestinians fled in terror or were actively expelled from their ancestral homeland and turned into refugees. The state of Israel then refused to allow them to return and either destroyed their villages entirely or expropriated their land, orchards, houses, businesses and personal possessions for the use of the Jewish population. This was the birth of the state of Israel.

Israeli General’s Daughter: How Israeli School Textbooks Teach Kids to Hate

(video) ABC Manipulates Truth to Fit Pro-Israel Bias | Weapons of Mass Distraction

(video!) Dead Palestinians Don’t Matter to Mainstream Media

(video) Israel Targeting Civilian with Banned Weapons

Henry Makow (an ethnic Jew): “I think the Jewish people have been hoodwinked, just like we’re all being hoodwinked. … Christians are being hoodwinked into pushing the Zionist line, which is really part of the New World Order. … History is being manipulated in order to grind us down and eventually enslave us”

Sarah Palin demonstrates why most evangelicals dissed Ron Paul, who wanted to bring the troops home. ‘Christians’ have two sets of books: one for US and one for THEM (“who don’t deserve rights”). THEY’re not our ‘neighbor’ whom Jesus commanded US to love as much as ourselves. Maybe that’s why most evangelicals refuse to investigate 9/11. If ‘THEY’ didn’t take down the towers…???

(video) 5 Reasons Why Israel is an Apartheid State

Wonderful Israelis Soldiers refuse to serve in Gaza! — “We will not bomb children”

Father, forgive me, I will not fight for your Israel—Omer Goldman, daughter of a former Mossad chief, tells why she prefers jail to the military draft

Pentecostals in Palestine – 6 minute trailer

Greg Boyd: In the kingdom of God, we are not allowed to have any enemies. All body-bags are equally tragic.


[5-minute video] “Israel started this not Hamas” — Actually both sides are responsible, which the MSM carefully covers up

[music video] Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) ‘Song for Gaza’: We shall overcome — End the blockade of Gaza — WWJD?!!

(video) Ray McGovern: Israel/Washington Dehumanize Palestinians — Like blades of grass that have to be mowed periodically — Israeli Children’s textbooks don’t even show pictures of Palestinians

Red Cross on the Gaza blockade: Israel is in clear violation of international humanitarian law | What Would Jesus Do?

Israel admits it will again annihalate civilians, using “disproportional force” if… (with U.S. weaponry, of course)

Netanyahu’s 7 Nuclear Deceptions — 1992: IRAN nuclear “within three to five years” • 1995: “three to five years” • 1996: “time is running out” • 2009: “probably one or two years away” / “has the capability now” • 2012: “within a year” || 2002: IRAQ now operating “centrifuges the size of washing machines”

Israel has so far missed “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” | But so has the US. We give them the weapons, finance their atrocities, and silence our own press. And we lead by example: our regime-change, reverse-Christian wars and numerous covert actions (including assassinations and even torture!). What would Jesus Do? What would “pro-Israel” mean to Jesus? What does Jesus think of evangelicals’ support-Israel-no-matter-what cheer that may soon bring about WWIII, the destruction of America and the one-world antichrist government! Is this being pro-life?

Israel’s & U.S.’ Attrocities: May We No Longer Be Silent

Israel’s Deputy PM admits Iran DIDN’T threaten to wipe Israel out

The Attack on the USS Liberty — Purpose: (1) to hide Israel’s illegal actions in the 6-Day War and (2) to bring America into the war by blaming Egypt for sinking the Liberty

‘The USS Liberty’: America’s Most Shameful Secret — Israeli warships closed and poured machine gun fire into the crowded life rafts, sinking two. As American sailors were being massacred in cold blood, a rescue mission by US Sixth Fleet carrier aircraft was mysteriously aborted on orders from the White House

Dead In The Water – The Sinking of the USS Liberty — Israel murders Americans & LBJ/McNamara cover-up!

Israel, the highest rate of prostitution in the world (CNN) | One million visits made by clients every month to brothels in Israel (population 7 million) | “For this we yearned?”

Articles About Human Trafficking in Israel

Sex and Lies in Israel: What would be the media response if the Pope issued an edict saying Catholic girls should sexually seduce enemies of the Church? Certainly such would be on the front pages of every newspaper in Europe and America, but when Jewish religious authorities make such a pronouncement, there is no media coverage at all.

(video) The Shocking Jewish Role in Slavery, I & II: What Jewish Historians Say | The Media Coverup — Unlike Hollywood’s portrayals, slave shipping was mainly a Jewish enterprise, and Jews were 2000% more likely to own slaves than whites!

(HEAVY VIDEO!) Who is Rupert Murdoch – FOX News? Could people be this evil? — The EVANGELICALS are the “fertile ground” for his message of hate and deceit — LIE to the people, give them ENEMIES to hate, arrange WARS for them to fight and stand back and watch them destroy themselves.

Former Israeli Soldier Reveals Murder Squads

Is it illegal for Christians to evangelize in Israel? — Billy Graham has held rallies in over 185 different countries, including Communist, but has never been allowed to hold a Christian evangelistic rally in Israel

Alex Jones on Israel’s attrocities: Because Israel has been given so much unconditional support Israel does what it wants whenever it wants. Governments are corrupt…

Israel Bombs Medical Supply Building — Ken O’Keefe in Gaza, Feb. 8, 2011

Joel Skousen: Media Inflaming Case Against Iran — “The US has long had plans to take down both Iraq and Iran and planted nuclear information in both countries to provide a pretext for an eventual attack” — “Although Iran has a blustering, extremist president the West has taken great pains to make his remarks out to be far worse than they really are”

Specifics in how the media sides with Israel against the peace activists

Calling People ‘Anti-Semitic’ is a ‘Trick’ We Always Use to Discredit Critics, says Former Israeli Minister

US Media’s “Israel Can Do No Wrong” Bias

[media bias exposed!] Glenn Greenwald Destroys MSNBC’s Defense of Israeli Attack

CNN, “The Most Trusted Parrot in News”: How they treat Iran verses how they treat Israel

Zionist Lobby Paid Off U.S. Journalists To Sell Israeli Foreign Policy

Jack Valenti: Point Man who Debased American Morality Through Talmud-driven Hollywood

Secret jail torturer becomes police chief in Israel

Secret but not forgotten: Israel’s facility 139 — Where Palestinian, Lebanese, and other Arab prisoners are detained and subjected to torture

Kucinich: WE ACCEPT the Slaughter of the Innocent BECAUSE WE’VE ALREADY Slaughtered the Innocent

Kucinich: “U.S. Weapons Being Illegally Used to Kill Children”

Kucinich: UN should investigate Israeli Gaza strikes — “this…is disproportionate indiscriminate mass violence”

One-third of Gaza dead, injured are children

Ron Paul: The Invasion of Gaza and its Implications for America — Blowback!

One Very Brave Palestinian Woman

Devvy Kidd: Bomb Iran now because…uh, what’s the reason? — Puppets of the new world order elites automatically smear anyone who questions our foreign policy with regards to Israel as “anti-Semitic.” Of course, most people don’t even know what that label means other than it’s the kiss of death for politicians and journalists who are trying to be rational and fair in making an informed decision.

How Come Israelis Can Criticize Israel, But Americans Can’t?

Charles Lindbergh’s – September 11, 1941 Des Moines Speech. Provocateuring for war then just as now — “They planned to create a series of incidents which would force us into the actual conflict.” “I am not attacking either the Jewish or the British people. Both races, I admire. But I am saying that the leaders…”

Netanyahu: ‘America is easily moved’ (unaware camera) | Lies about Iran – history

Netanyahu admits on video he deceived US to destroy Oslo accord

Israel: Tel Aviv Shuts Down Entire City For Annual Gay Pride Parade — Benjamin Netanyahu “Proud” and Congratulates!

(video) Tel Aviv Gay Tourism: Israeli city tries to sell itself to same-sex couples and gay tourists

Dr. Stan: Is War With Iran A Set-up? Lies that led US into all of the wars in the last 120 years! “It’s really all about bringing about the one-world government.”

Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney sets the record straight on Israel’s aid flotilla massacre

Inhumane Israelis CELEBRATE attack on Turkish Aid Ship – in front of Turkish Embassy,Tel Aviv

[Illustration] USA and Israel totally ignore: “Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord.” Who are we listening to instead?

Protesters assaulted and spit on by “Christians United for Israel” Summit Attendees

Hagee: “Unrepentant Heretic” — The church is embarrassed to name Christ to those He first came to redeem — the lost sheep of the house of Israel. It disobeys Christ’s great commission to spread the gospel to the whole world, starting with Jerusalem.

Pat Robertson Advocates Israel Bombing Iran Before 2008 Election

Pastor Baldwin: Ron Paul’s Israel Problem [Evangelicals Led Astray?]

Ron Paul’s Biggest Eye-Opener: ‘Christian’ Evangelicals Pushing Preemptive War in the Name of Spreading Christian ‘Love’

When Billy Graham laughed to minimize Bill Clinton’s adultery

Billy Graham (a Freemason?) Praises the DeMolays – Masonic Youth Group

Walter Veith: Hidden Agendas — The deity worshiped in the shrines of secrecy is not the Deity of the Bible. “There are very, very, very few Rabbis in the world today that are not Kabbalists.”

(video) Deer FREED From Tomato Cage! — Spiritual illustration TO BE FREE from both demons and condemnation!!!!!!!

I’m glad this deer TOTALLY gets FREE! My concern would be the deer would pull himself/herself away before the job was done. Looks like the deer was cut badly, trying to free him/herself.

I was thinking about this video this morning, while praying specifically for a number of people. Many are BOUND by actual demons, and praying in the Spirit for people can help FREE them.

And many wish (pray/James-3 curse) that people would be against people, which happens to me many times every day. When we pray for the bullies the people they have cursed get FREE!!! I believe this could be easily clinically proven someday.

I’ve been praying in the Spirit for people since the early ‘80s.

One of the great deceptions in these last days is the widespread ignoring of the effect that demons have on people, which is totally unlike what was taught and practiced in the New Testament. The result is that most Christians now have many demons in them, affecting them directly, even making people sick and lethargic, which I prove can happen here:

Can a Christian Have a Demon? Absolutely! Most Have Many!

I believe that’s why Paul prayed in tongues more than anyone, to get FREE. He was a point man who was James-3 cursed a lot. This prophecy partially describes what’s going on and ways to get free:

(prophesy) A Gift that Will Set Many FREE! (A Death Warrant is Out for Your Souls) — “I’ve given you the gift of tongues from My heart to you”

Getting right with those we’ve hurt can FREE us from guilt and condemnation too. This is an important video in many ways. I’ve been pushing for a permanent Asbury to happen, ONE can happen, perhaps starting here in Anchorage, once key people get right with those they’ve hurt — especially one key person, who seems to be holding up this FREEDOM fest. I don’t know what he’s waiting for. I’d be scared to death to die with guilt on my conscience.

My 1990 Key-to-Revival Prophecy: “There is might and there is power and there is glory, but it is being withheld until these relationships are made right, until we love our brother enough to…”

Jesus said we need to reconcile (Mt. 5 & Jn. 17). Paul did it (Acts 24:16):

“Herein I also practice *always* having a conscience void of offense toward God and men.” (Acts 24:16)

Our consciences must be clean when we see Jesus face to FACE!:

Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God? — “There is therefore now *no condemnation* to those who are IN CHRIST Jesus, who don’t WALK according to the flesh, but ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT

Imagine what a permanent Asbury would be like. Awesome video here!:

(video) Asbury Revival, 1970: RECONCILIATION the KEY! — “‘Dr. Kinlaw, I am a liar. Now what do I do?’ … Three days later, she came to me radiant, and she said, ‘I just hit my 34th person and I’m free!’”

To Be FREE!!!!!!!

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Deer Stuck in a Tomato Cage


Joel Skousen: Backgrounder on Rand Paul — “The junior senator from Kentucky is the son of Ron Paul, the most principled of the modern statesman. Sadly, however, the younger Paul seems to think he can get farther ahead than his father by playing up to the establishment” • “Still, he does stand up and fight for the right causes on most occasions” • “The establishment would love to see Paul ousted from the debates”

Related at ONEcanhappen:

Rand Paul: Some ‘Christians’ are “Too Eager for War” — “Jesus stood up in a different sort of way … ‘Blessed are the peacemakers’ not ‘blessed are the war-makers’”

Rand Paul: Spiritual leaders need to step up and bring in the Third Great Awakening ! To be fully pro-life, war is the last resort!

[ video ] Rand Paul: America Needs a Spiritual Revival — “Don’t look toward your politicians for all the answers. Look to your spiritual leaders. This country needs a revival and a cultural reformation, but it’s not going to come from government or a law”

‘Let Us Be ONE’ Prophecy Continues 10/8/08: “It’s TOO LATE to REVERSE what’s been done for MY MEN have been REJECTED … Now is the Time to OVERCOME and GET RIGHT With ALL … FREEeeeeeeeeeeeee———DOM at last … Your HEART will SWELL with LOVE and it will be EASY to REMAIN In Me when others are On The BOAT With You”

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World Affairs Brief, July 31, 2015 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

Copyright Joel Skousen. Partial quotations with attribution permitted. Cite source as Joel Skousen’s World Affairs Brief (http://www.worldaffairsbrief.com).

This Week’s Analysis:

Backgrounder on Republican Candidates

Jeb Bush

Chris Christie

Marco Rubio

Rick Santorum

John Kasich

George Pataki

Lindsey Graham

Carly Fiorina 

Ted Cruz

Rand Paul

Ben Carson

Donald Trump

Scott Walker

Jim Gilmore

Mike Huckabee

Rick Perry

Bobby Jindal



The junior senator from Kentucky is the son of Ron Paul, the most principled of the modern statesman. Sadly, however, the younger Paul seems to think he can get farther ahead than his father by playing up to the establishment and changing the Republican agenda to become more amenable to the growing benefit-corrupted majority. He unwisely endorsed Mitch McConnell over the much more conservative challenger Matt Bevin and got nothing in return.

Still, he does stand up and fight for the right causes on most occasions. Like Ted Cruz, Paul does not shy away from directly challenging the establishment when necessary. Both have filibustered to keep gun restrictions at bay and Paul has done a lot to try and stop the renewal of the Patriot act and block NSA domestic spying.

But of all the true conservative/libertarian candidates on the Right, Paul has some formidable obstacles to a successful campaign. In fact, there is significant evidence that his campaign is in disarray due to staff differences and lack of money. As Politico.com noted,

 Senator Paul has raised significantly less than most major candidates, pulling in $6.9 million, including a $1.6 million transfer from his Senate committee. Affiliated super PACs have raised only $5 million. Meanwhile, Jeb Bush’s super PAC has raised $103 million, and Ted Cruz’s got over $37 million. By comparison, in the last two quarters of 2007, Ron Paul, who had literally zero percent name ID in early internal analyses, raised $25.2 million,

Ron Paul achieved that by a grass roots appeal to small donors. Rand could do that too if he’d take a more principled approach and stop compromising. That’s why his father’s followers are so loyal.

Dr. Paul also has some serious distractions with family problems. His wife reportedly is not supportive of his run for the president and much of that is due to a single problem son. As the Wonkette.com wrote,

 Rand Paul’s son, Young Master William Hilton Heir of Rand And Ron Paul, has a bit of a problem. He just can’t stop getting drunk when he is not supposed to. Like, when he is underage. Or driving a vehicle… According to the citation, Lexington police found Paul at 11:24 a.m. sitting in the driver’s seat of a maroon 2006 Honda Ridgeline that had collided with a parked vehicle. The report said Paul was “belligerent” and had “a strong odor of alcohol,” bloodshot eyes and slurred speech… Paul was charged at the hospital with DUI and failure to maintain required auto insurance. Why are we being so mean to Rand Paul’s dumb 22-year-old kid? It’s not just because he is majoring in “communications.” No, it’s because this is his THIRD TIME getting in trouble for unlawful boozing — before noon! — and being a jerk.

Inexcusably, Rand Paul failed to respond to an invitation to speak at my brother’s huge Freedom Fest convention in Las Vegas last week. Marco Rubio showed and so did Donald Trump to a packed audience of 2800 people. Every network camera was rolling to film more outlandish statements by Trump so they can have ammunition to bash the conservative position.

These kinds of campaign failures are hurting Sen. Paul in the polls—and the establishment would love to see Paul ousted from the debates. In the latest NBC News/Marist poll, Paul’s support in New Hampshire has declined from 14% to 4%. If that trend continues, he’ll be out of the running soon.

Despite some compromises disappointing to hard line conservatives, Rand Paul is still very much a future force to be reckoned with now that the PTB are pushing liberals like Jeb Bush and Chris Christie. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are the ones the establishment is out to beat.

On the Issues:

Abortion [Solid]

Life begins at conception. (Jul 2010)

Opposes federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)

Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)

Budget and Economy [Solid]

Reform the tax code; address the national debt. (Apr 2015)

Federal Reserve is insolvent, by private bank standards. (Feb 2015)

Audit the Fed: currently no jurisdiction to do so. (Feb 2015)

Roll back federal spending to 2008 levels. (Jan 2012)

Bank bailout was bad policy & helped no banks in KY. (Oct 2010)

Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)

Civil Rights (and false rights) [Solid]

Marriage for heterosexuals; contracts for same-sex couples. (Apr 2015)

I don’t believe in rights based on your behavior. (Mar 2015)

Opposes affirmative action. (Aug 2010)

Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)

Crime and Police [Solid]

Stop transferring military equipment to local police forces. (May 2015)

Restore federal right to vote to non-violent felons. (Apr 2015)

Defend the whole Bill of Rights, including speedy trials. (Feb 2015)

Defend the 4th & 5th Amendments against Big Government. (Feb 2015)

Death penalty is a state issue. (Jul 2014)

Many criminal statutes lack requirement of criminal intent. (Sep 2012)

Eliminate the Lacey Act (s a conservation law in the United States that prohibits trade in wildlife, fish, and plants)

Drugs [Good libertarian position, but needs to increase penalties for crimes under the influence of drugs]

Jailing people for 10 years for marijuana is ridiculous. (Nov 2014)

Whites & blacks use drugs, but prisons are full of blacks. (Jul 2014)

War on drugs has unintentionally had a racial outcome. (Jun 2014)

Don’t promote marijuana but don’t jail non-violent criminals. (Mar 2013)

Favors legalizing medical marijuana. (May 2010)

Exclude industrial hemp (Marijuana plant) from definition of marijuana. (Aug 2012)

Education [Good]

Federal student loans are ok, if within spending limits. (Apr 2013)

Allow school choice for everyone, white, brown, or black. (Feb 2013)

No Child Left Behind is federal takeover of schools. (Feb 2012)

Support homeschooling and parental responsibility. (Jul 2010)

Energy [Good, except for Keystone pipeline]

Cut red tape to allow energy freedom & traditional energy. (Apr 2015)

Compete on the free market, including nuclear plants. (Jan 2015)

Develop mineral & energy resources on public lands. (Jan 2015)

Supports Keystone XL, plus domestic oil & gas exploration. (Jan 2015)

Test older gas pipelines for explosion safety. (Sep 2012)

End subsidies to solar companies; they’re donation kickbacks. (Mar 2012)

Unelected EPA should not regulate greenhouse emissions. (Oct 2010)


EPA regulations cost $15 trillion in 2012. (Sep 2012)

EPA enforcement nullifies due process and judicial review. (Sep 2012)

Land rules made by delusional government interventionists. (Sep 2012)

Navigable waters should mean permanently flowing. (Sep 2012)

Voted NO on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)

Foreign Policy [Good at non-intervention, doesn’t see the phony war on terror]

Keep on mind on Iran nukes but don’t trust the ayatollahs. (Apr 2015)

Oppose bombing Assad in Syria because it strengthens ISIS. (Apr 2015)

Create & arm a Kurdish state as support against ISIL. (Apr 2015)

War only when all other measures are exhausted. (Apr 2015)

U.S. intervention in Libya strengthened Islamic State. (Apr 2015)

Stand with Israel Act: no US funds to Palestinian Authority. (Apr 2015)

2011: eliminate all foreign aid & rebuild America instead. (Apr 2015)

50-year embargo with Cuba hasn’t worked; lift it. (Dec 2014)

End US aid to countries that burn our flag. (Mar 2013)

Exit the UN; maintain US sovereignty. (Nov 2010)

Free Trade [Solid]

Participated with Raw Milk Freedom Riders civil disobedience. (Sep 2012)

Health Care [Solid, except for vaccine support]

Health system was over-regulated before ObamaCare. (Apr 2015)

Encourage vaccines, with religious exceptions. (Feb 2015)

Parents own their children, and can choose to not vaccinate. (Feb 2015)

Compassion cannot be delivered in the form of coercion. (Jan 2015)

Supports tort reform & free-market principles. (Jan 2015)

ObamaCare cuts hundreds of choices down to just four. (Nov 2013)

Protect vitamin manufacturers from unreasonable regulations. (Sep 2012)

ObamaCare is still unconstitutional, despite Supreme Court. (Aug 2012)

No mandatory mental health screening in schools. (Nov 2011)

Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)

Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)

Military and Homeland Security [Good]

Need NSA reform, but not the USA Freedom Act. (Nov 2014)

The Patriot Act is intrusive; it’s what the Founders feared. (Feb 2011)

Allow challenges to NSA in open court, not FISA court. (Nov 2013)

13-hour filibuster against drone strikes targeting Americans. (Mar 2013)

Immigration [Compromising]

Legal status for 11 million illegals after we secure border. (Apr 2015)

National ID card for all citizens protects national security. (Apr 2015)

Status quo is untenable; we must do some sort of reform. (Jun 2014)

Move beyond amnesty, but eventually to path to citizenship. (Jun 2014)

Illegals are not bad people, but we have to control border. (Apr 2014)

Latinos support GOP stances of faith and family values. (Jun 2013)

Legal status, but not citizenship, for illegal immigrants. (Mar 2013)

Taxes and jobs [Solid]

Help the unemployed by lowering taxes dramatically. (Mar 2014)

Unemployment insurance ok if fully paid for & short-term. (Jan 2014)

Extending unemployment benefits does disservice to workers. (Dec 2013)

National Right-to-Work Act: no forced unionization. (Feb 2013)

Welfare [OK except for SS changes—answer is to stop robbing the fund, and to limit benefits to total contributions adjusted for inflation]

Raise retirement age to save program for younger generation. (Apr 2015)

Supports private retirement accounts. (Aug 2010)

Taxes [Mixed—flat tax doesn’t eliminate IRS and distorts the economy, punishing high prices products with reduction in sales]

EZ Tax: $700B tax cut via 17% flat tax. (Apr 2015)

Balanced budget and a simple, fair tax system. (Feb 2015)

Economic growth comes when we lower taxes for everyone. (Jan 2014)

Stand firm and say NO to any MORE tax hikes!. (Feb 2013)

Opposed to increasing taxes during recession. (Feb 2011)



Sadly, there are no uncompromising Ron Paul’s in the lineup this election season. While even the uncontrolled Republican candidates have their weak points (all except Rand Paul indirectly support the globalist policies of intervention), the establishment is sufficiently concerned about Cruz and Paul to pull out all the stops to see they don’t achieve the nomination. Still, it isn’t enough for me to support any of them. I don’t have confidence in any significant change unless a president-elect understands the globalist conspiracy we are up against.

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