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A member of the Secret Service is seen in front of the home of former President Donald Trump at Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida on August 9, 2022. 
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And when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal.

  • II Kings 11:1

The United States of America is under an occupation government. 

At the present, we have a government that is not of, by, or for the people.  Rather, we have one that is of, by, and for the Deep Staters, the bansksters, the crony capitalists, the globalists, and the Vaticanites. 

That Joe Biden is an illegitimate president ought to be clear to all.  There are any number of ways to know that Biden was not legitimately elected by the American people and the Electoral College. Perhaps the easiest way to know the fix was in is to look at what happened when the Hunter Biden laptop story broke shortly before the 2020 vote. 

The New York Post broke the story in October 2020, and immediately the Democratic/Deep State machine went to work to discredit it.  The Deep State intelligence agencies went to work with a letter signed by 51 intelligence professionals saying that the story smacked of Russian disinformation.  The New York Post had its Twitter account suspended and no reference to the “laptop from hell” was permitted on Facebook and probably any other major social media platform. 

A year and a half later, whaddya know, all the major propaganda outlets – by this I mean the New York Times, The Washington Post, and others of their ilk – came out and finally acknowledged that the laptop is real. 

Of course, it was real.  That was obvious at the time.  And we don’t need the lying mainstream news outlets to confirm this for us.  But the fact that the Times and others lied to the public about the laptop until well after the election shows that the fix was in. 

Biden is an illegitimate president. 

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Tammany Hall as a ferocious tiger killing democracy by Thomas Nast, Harper’s Weekly.

“We are Republicans, and don’t propose to leave our party and identify ourselves with the party whose antecedents have been rum, Romanism, and rebellion.  We are loyal to our flag.”

  • Dr. Samuel D. Burchard

Last week brought with it a couple of major events, neither one of them good for America.  In the first place, there was the passage of the comically, propagandistically names Inflation Reduction Act, an Act guaranteed to increase, not decrease inflation.  Not to mention an Act that sics 87,000 new IRS agents on the American people – more specifically, it sics them on the middle class and small businesses that don’t have the legions of tax lawyers and accountants to fight back against the IRS – an Act that implements parts of the liberty destroying, World Economic Forum, Vatican approved Green New Deal, and an Act that manages to extend Obamacare subsidies passed as part of Covid relief.   

In short, it’s another unconstitutional boondoggle that will do exactly the opposite of what it claims it will do. 

Then there’s the FBI raid on Donald Trump’s Florida home, Mar-a-Lago.  Many writers have rightly compared this raid to the sort of thing one would expect in a banana republic.  Given the disturbing trend of both the Democrats generally, and the Biden Regime in particular, to politicize justice, this raid must be seen as a continuation of their attempts to outlaw their political opponents. 

One can find many articles in the mainstream and even alternate conservative and libertarian press denouncing both the Inflation Reduction Act and the raid on Mar-a-Lago.  But none of them, in this writer’s opinion, get to the heart of the matter. 

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Vatican City, though small in size, has a worldwide footprint.

It’s been a while since I wrote an installment of Rome Watch, a series of posts designed to highlight the anti-Christian political beliefs and activities of the Roman Catholic Church-State. 

I titled this one “Grab Bag” due to it being a collection of short pieces all with the central theme of Rome’s ongoing attack on political and economic liberty throughout the world. 

Let The Eat Bugs!

Marie Antoinette is famously quoted as saying “Let them eat cake!”  This saying is often held up as a model of aristocratic arrogance directed against the poor.  But while Marie Antoinette is long gone, her spirit marches on.  The 21st century variant on her famous saying seems to be “Let them eat bugs.”  And it should come as no surprise to anyone who’s been paying attention that Pope Francis has joined in on the chorus of voices calling for all of us to “reimagine” our eating habits.   

And while Pope Francis didn’t come right out and tell his audience at the EU Youth Conference to eat bugs, he did lecture them to eat less meat

But the Pope’s message was right in line with the World Economic Forum (WEF) that famously put out a video a few years ago saying that by 2030 “You’ll own nothing and be happy.” While I’m entirely sure the Bond villain types that made up the WEF certainly would like it if ordinary people owned nothing by 2030, I’m not sure they’re going to get there. And if they do, of a truth none of us will be happy. 

But what’s often overlooked in that same video is at the 0:34 mark we are told by our “betters” that we’ll eat much less meat.  Further, we are lectured, it meat will be “an occasional treat,” kind of like when you give your dog a bone.  This will be “for the good of the environment and our health.” 

Interesting that the Pope, in his letter to the attendees of the EU Youth Forum, made this same argument.  He wrote, “it would be appropriate to consume less meat:  this too can help save the environment.”

So, what’s the connection to eating bugs?  It’s this.  This WEF has long pushed eating bugs as a solution to what it sees as an environmental problem caused by too many people.  To solve this “problem,” the WEF believes we all must eat less meat and more bugs.  Just take a look at the 2021 WEF video titled “Insects could soon be appearing on restaurant menus in Europe.”

Klaus Schwab really, really wants you to eat the bugs to save the planet.  So does the Pope, but he’s not honest enough to come out and say so.

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Thousands of abortion-rights activists gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court after the Court announced a ruling in the Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization case on June 24, 2022 in Washington, DC. The Court’s decision in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health overturns the landmark 50-year-old Roe v Wade case and erases a federal right to an abortion. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) (Chip Somodevilla, 2022 Getty Images)

With the release of the Supreme Court’s decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision on Friday, June 24, 2022, the reign of the Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion in all 50 states was overturned.

This was a decision Christians have long hoped for but one that at times seems far from ever coming to pass.

A great deal has been written on this topic over the past two days, and it is not my intention here to recap all of it.  But despite the volume of commentary about abortion, there are, I think, some important topics that are touched on but rarely, if they are discussed at all.  It is to these topics that I now turn.

Dobbs v. Jackson Does Not Outlaw Abortion

The Supreme Court’s decision does not outlaw abortion in America.  What it does is remove the Constitutionally guaranteed right to abortion, a right not found in the Constitution at all, but one invented by the Court in 1973. 

When the Constitution was written, the intention of the framers was to establish a federal government of enumerated powers.  That is, the Constitution spelled out in detail the powers of the federal government.  Apart from these enumerated powers, the federal government had no authority.  The 10th Amendment puts it this way, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.” 

The logic here is the same as the logic behind the Regulative Principle of Worship.  God alone tells us in his Word how he is to be worshipped.  If the Bible does not specifically sanction a worship activity, that activity is prohibited.  In like fashion, if the Constitution does not specifically spell out a governmental function as belonging to the federal government, that function is prohibited to it, and is, “reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.”

Following this line of thinking, we need to ask ourselves, does the Constitution have anything to say about abortion?  This answer is, no it does not. Writing in Liberty Defined, Ron Paul noted,

[T]he Constitution says nothing about abortion, murder, manslaughter, or any other acts of violence.  There are only four crimes listed in the Constitution: counterfeiting, piracy, treason, and slavery.  Criminal and civil laws were deliberately left to the states.

Paul, Liberty Defined, 2

Those who believe the Supreme Court should ban all abortion in America likely are disappointed by the Dobbs ruling.  For example, a tweet from the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) read, “Following the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, a patchwork of state laws means abortion access will vary widely depending on where someone lives.”  But what some would call a “patchwork” is simply the result of our federal system of government.  As much as Christians would like to see abortion banned in all 50 states, that is probably not a possibility at this time.  Some areas of the nation take a more biblical view of abortion, and some will be less Christian in their thinking. 

While Christians can pray and work for the day when abortion is banned in all 50 states, we can receive with thanks the Court’s ruling that holds out the promise that abortions will now be banned or severely restricted in some parts of the nation.

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That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive.

  • Ephesians 4:14

Recently, I was online about to submit a job application.  After working on it for half an hour, I had come to the last page and was about to click the “Acknowledge” checkbox and “Submit” button. 

As it turned out, I never completed either function.

The job was with a major American financial company.  One many readers would be familiar with.  It was a job right in my field and one that paid an above-average salary and appeared to offer prospects for growth. 

But I closed out the application window without submitting it.

Why would I do such a thing?  Am I averse to earning more money?  Am I lazy?  No and no.

I closed the application process because on the final page of the job application was a statement, in very clear terms, that the company required all employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid.   

Isn’t that something? 

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Jesuit-educated Nina Jankowicz (Masters from Georgetown University) has been tapped by the Biden Regime to head up the new Ministry of Truth, known formally as the Disinformation Governance Board.

When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

  • Proverbs 29:2

“But clearly our entire principles of the country was founded on, you cannot have a Ministry of Truth in this country.  And so let’s get real here.  Let’s make sure that we’re doing things that benefit Floridians and Americans, but we’re not going to let Biden get away with this one.  So, we’ll be fighting back.”

Those were the remarks of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis last week in response to the Biden Regime’s announcement of a new Ministry of Truth – the Disinformation Governance Board is the actual name for this new group that will fall under the umbrella of the equally Orwellian named Department of Homeland Security. 

For years, many have warned Americans of the creeping police state in this nation, and the day for it has finally arrived.  Actually, it’s been here for some time, but the fruits of the authoritarian mindset of our rulers have become much more manifest over the past two years. 

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Disinformation Governance Board to tackle spread of misinformation in U.S., focusing on Russia and U.S.-Mexico border,” by Caitlin O’Kane, CBS News, 4/29/2022.

Mayorkas: New Federal Organization ‘addresses Disinformation That Imperils the Safety and Security of Our Homeland’” by Susan Jones, CNS News, 4/29/2022

Obama decries ‘wild west’ media landscape” Yahoo, 10/13/2016

“There are Going to be Rules”: Warren Pledges Wealth Tax and Social Media Regulations After Musk Purchase of Twitter,” by Jonathan Turley, 4/28/2022

The Biblical Roots of Free Speech” by Steve Matthews, Lux Lucet, 4/24/2022

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Ukrainian tanks move into the city of Mariupol on Thursday after Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized his military to move into eastern Ukraine. Reuters.

“Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.”

  • Matthew 7:12

In his essay “The Religious Wars of the 21st Century,” John Robbins wrote, “The conservative movement in the United States has abandoned the American (and Biblical) foreign policy of strategic independence pursued by our government since 1776 for a policy of global interventionism that has angered many foreign nations and peoples, most recently the Muslims.”

To our 21st century ears, the idea of conducting a foreign policy of “strategic independence,”, a foreign policy that avoids foreign entanglements, minds one’s own business, and treats other nations in the same way we’d like to be treated, sounds strange. 

Growing up as I did during the Cold War, I thought it was perfectly normal to have American troops stationed all over the world.  Germany, Japan, Korea, and many other nations all were occupied by American forces. 

Although I dreaded the idea of the military draft as a young man, had you asked me at the time I would have said I supported it as it was all about doing my duty. 

It was only later after I became a Christian and after I read the work of John Robbins, that I began to develop a Biblical view of foreign policy.

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Washington’s Crocodile Tears Over Ukraine’s Destruction” by Daniel McAdams, Ron Paul Institute, 2/25/2022

Truth and Foreign Policy” by John W. Robbins, The Trinity Review, March/April 1991

The Messianic Character of American Foreign Policy” by John W. Robbins, September/October 1990

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