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A group of migrants from Venezuela planned their next steps at the Downtown El Paso Greyhound station after they were released to the streets as part of an effort by the Border Patrol to control the population at its El Paso Central Processing Center. The men gave their consent to be photographed. (Cindy Ramirez/El Paso Matters)

Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with my own things?

  • Matthew 20:15

A few weeks back, I received a text message from Tim Shaughnessy, a friend and Reformed brother who lives in El Paso Texas, about an emergency with a church he pastors.  El Paso sits in the far west of Texas, right across the US-Mexico border from the large Mexican city of Juarez.  The Rio Grande forms the border between both cities and both countries.  Knowing El Paso’s location, and if you follow the news at all, you won’t be surprised when you hear what the emergency was. 

Tim’s church had been meeting at the Rescue Mission of El Paso, and the chaplain of the mission called up Tim on a Saturday and told him that his church would not be able to use the mission’s building for services on Sunday.  The city had been dropping off migrants at the mission and the entire facility was packed with people and full of cots.  Given the vast scale of the current flood of illegal aliens pouring across America’s southern border, doubtless the loss suffered by Tim’s church could be multiplied many times over.   

The current immigration disaster started with the inauguration of America’s second Roman Catholic president, Joe Biden, in January 2021 and shows no signs of letting up.  Indeed, by some reports, the flood of illegal aliens, far from subsiding, is getting worse.

Since I mentioned El Paso earlier, let’s look at a few immigration-related headlines from just this one Texas city.

These stories all paint a picture of one American city being overwhelmed by illegal aliens with little hope of relief. Indeed, migrant numbers historically are higher as we move into fall and cooler weather comes to the region making passage safer for those seeking to enter the United States illegally.  As Tim said in his message to me, “Our city is overwhelmed right now.” 

That, one could say, is an understatement.

But while America is being overwhelmed with a flood of illegal aliens, it’s important to keep in mind that this flood is not some force of nature, but the result of deliberate policies put in place by the current president and his government.  On his first day in office, Joe Biden signed an executive order pausing the construction of the border wall.  And this was not the only action taken by the president and by other Democratic government officials across the nation to make it easier for migrants illegally to cross America’s southern border, to make it harder to deport them, and indeed, even to reward them once in the United States. 

To give you some idea of how Biden has encouraged illegal immigration to America, a quote from the article “The Border Crisis Comes to a Once-Quite part of West Texas” will suffice.  In this piece, journalist Todd Bensman interviewed a “human smuggling guide” whose name was given as Jose Antonio.  Antonio referred to Biden’s immigration policies as la invitación, the invitation. 

Indeed, one would have a hard time coming up with a better name than la invitación to describe the immigration policies of Joe Biden in particular and the Democrats in general.  To show just how committed the Democrats are as a party to forcing American taxpayers to support illegal aliens, consider the response of the field of democratic presidential candidates in 2019 to a show of hands question about whether their health plan would cover “undocumented immigrants” – the proper term for “undocumented immigrants” is “illegal aliens.”  The response of all ten of the Democrats present was to raise their hands “yes.”  You can see the video here.

There is no provision in the Constitution, the Supreme Court’s ruling notwithstanding, for the federal government to fund anyone’s “health plan,” not even health plans for the American people.  And if it is unconstitutional, and more to the point, immoral for the federal government to use tax dollars to pay Americans’ doctor bills, how much more is it unconstitutional and immoral for the federal government to use tax dollars taken from the American people to pay medical bills for foreigners who have violated America’s immigration laws?

So, ask yourself this question:  If you tell people to go ahead and break America’s immigration laws and we’ll reward you with fabulous cash and prizes, do you think you will get more immigration law-breaking or less immigration law-breaking? If you said, “more immigration law-breaking,” go to the head of the class.    

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The creepy optics of Joe Biden’s “Soul of America” speech at Independence Hall, Philadelphia, PA, September 1, 2022.

“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

This week, I was going to continue with my series on likening living under the Biden Regime to living under Queen Athaliah of Judah, another example of a usurper of power, and the lessons Christians can take from that Biblical account. 

I say, I was going to continue with it this week, until Joe Biden came along and gave what is, in my opinion, probably the most disturbing and tyrannical speech ever given by an American President.  Certainly, it’s the most disturbing and tyrannical speech I personally have ever heard from a man in that office.    

In some ways, this piece really is a part of the series on Athaliah.  But in my mind, the content of Biden’s speech is that I think it falls more naturally under the heading of another, recurring series of posts I’ve been writing called Rum, Romanism, and Rebellion (RR&R).  The RR&R series attempts to link the socialist, authoritarian, anti-Constitutional, globalist ideas and corruption found so prevalently in the Democratic party with the fact that this same party is, and has been since well back into the 19th century, the political home of the papal Antichrist in the United States of America. 

The fact that the Democrats were the party of Antichrist was recognized by writers in the 19th century, and most famously expressed by Presbyterian minister and Union Civil War veteran Dr. Samuel D. Burchard, who in 1884 uttered the line at the top of this post, calling the Democrats, “the party whose antecedents have been rum, Romanism, and rebellion.”

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Usurper Joe Biden calls his political opponents “semi-fascists” in his latest attempt to denigrate the historic, Protestant American nation in Rockville, MD 8/25/2022. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images.

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

Last week I wrote about America and how our nation, conceived in liberty with a government of, by, and for the people, has devolved to the point where we now live under an occupation government with a son of Antichrist seated in the Oval Office. 

Of course, the Regime press will never tell you this.  Their job is to curry favor with the powers that shouldn’t be.  In fact, about the only good reason I can think of for reading the legacy media is the same one I’m told the people of the Soviet Union followed Pravda: to know what official lies the government expected them to believe.  If you know a narrative is a lie, it’s easier to dismiss it as the propaganda it is. 

On Friday, The New York Times ran an absurd hit piece of an editorial titled “Donald Trump Is Not Above the Law.”  Of course, we would agree with that statement.  But the Times isn’t interested in impartial justice.  You see, the writers at the Times and other outlets that worship and serve the Beast, while Donald Trump is not above the law, Barak Obama (spied on the Trump campaign), Hillary Clinton (server gate and other crimes too numerous to mention), Hunter Biden (laptop from hell), Joe Biden (grand theft election) are above the law.  So too are the alphabet agencies such as the FBI, the CIA, the NSA, and the DOJ. The Times is asking you to forget about the massive, treasonous activities of these individuals and organizations while focusing on a supposed “crime” of Donald Trump which appears not to be a crime at all.  Indeed, given the consistent, outrageous lying on the part of the Democrats and the Deep State about Trump since at least 2015, Americans have every right to dismiss this latest dust-up over Trump’s stealing of classified documents as the latest and most desperate hate hoax against the former President, who is hated and feared by the party of rum, Romanism, and rebellion to a degree that I have not personally witnessed before in the world of politics.

So, what does the Bible say about living under an occupation government, a usurping, corrupt, and illegitimate government?  As was mentioned last week, there is a surprising and little discussed example of that very thing in Scripture, the reign of Queen Athaliah of Judah. 

One supposes that there are many who attend nominally Protestant churches these days who would be surprised to hear that Judah had a queen for six years.  But such was the case. And her reign can be instructive to us as to how to live as God’s people under an occupation government and not give up hope.

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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. 
GIORGIO VIERA/AFP via Getty Images

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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Ford to City: Drop Dead,” The New York Daily News, 10/30/1975

Biden Mandates Vaccines for Workers, Saying, ‘Our Patience Is Wearing Thin,'” by Katie Rogers and Sheryl Gay Stolberg, The New York Times, 11/12/2021

Supreme Court appears poised to block Biden’s vaccine and testing rules for businesses,” by Ariane de Vogue, CNN, 1/7/2022

Democratic Governor Calls For Criminalizing “Lying” About Election Results,” by Jonathan Turley, 1/8/2022

Bellwether Counties Nearly Wiped Out by 2020 Election,” by John McCormick, The Wall Street Journal, 11/13/2020

Trump not first to win Iowa, Florida, Ohio and lose election,” Our QuadCities.com, 12/11/2020

Fact check: Biden campaign events portrayed as small lack context of COVID-19 guidelines,” by Devon Link, USA Today, 9/29/2020

Trump’s campaign made stops nationwide. Coronavirus cases surged in his wake in at least five places,” by Erin Mansfield, Josh Salman, and Dinah Voyles Pulver, USA Today, 1/28/2021. It’s odd, but I don’t recall USA Today or any other national paper complaining about surging Covid cases following Antifa and Black Lives Matter riots. I guess Covid comes out only when it’s a Republican rally.

Donald Trump, Michelle Obama Most Admired in 2020,” by Jeffrey M. Jones, Gallup, 12/29/2020

Kamala Harris compares January 6 to Pearl Harbor and 9/11 in anniversary speech at the Capitol,” by Thomas Coex, Business Insider, 1/6/2022 

Chicago Cardinal Decries ‘Lies’ of Election Tampering, Urges No Restrictions on Voting,” by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart, 1/7/2022

’Preserve the Narrative’: The Public Rejects the ‘Insurrection’ Claim in New Polling,” by Jonathan Turley, 1/7/2022

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Haitian migrants use a dam to cross to and from the United States from Mexico to Del Rio, Texas on Friday.
Eric Gay/AP

“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, Presbyterian Minister and Union Civil War Veteran

The account of David’s fight with Goliath is, doubtless, the most famous case of singly combat ever.  Many people, even if they have never so much as opened a Bible have heard of their duel. 

But while the history of what took place is justifiably famous, there is at least one important detail that is often overlooked.  We read how Goliath was wont to come out and taunt Israel and how he, in so many words, double dog dared anyone from Israel’s army to come out and have a go at him one on one. 

Now among those present in Israel’s army was King Saul.  But even he would not dare to challenge Goliath.

If you stop and think about it, that must have been very demoralizing to the Israelites.  After all, a few years prior the Israelites had demanded a king to fight their battles for them like all the other nations.  Well, Israel had its king, but the king wasn’t doing his job.  He wasn’t leading Israel to victory in battle.  Quite the opposite.  He was cowering behind the lines at Goliath’s words just like everyone else.

And it got worse.

It wasn’t as if Goliath came out once or twice, got bored with disrespecting Israel, and gave up.  No, not at all.  If you’ve ever been picked on by a playground bully as a kid, you probably received advice such as, “Just ignore him and he’ll go away.”  Sometimes maybe that’s true.  But what if the bully doesn’t go away?  What if the bully comes back day after day to torment you?     

The Apostle Paul in writing to the Romans notes, “If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.” By saying “as much as it depends on you,” Paul acknowledges that living peaceably with others does not depend solely on you.  Sometimes there are men who want to have a go at you for one reason or another, those who like to pick fights. 

Goliath was one such man.  And he wasn’t the sort of fellow to just go away.

No.  The Scriptures tell us that Goliath would come out and say, “I defy the armies of Israel this day; give me a man, that we may fight together.”  And this, Scripture tells us, he did for forty days both in the morning and in the evening. 

So twice a day for forty days, Goliath “defied” the armies of Israel.  And no one did anything.  Not Saul. Not David’s elder brothers.  No one.

Rather, we read, “When Saul and all Israel heard these words of the Philistine, they were dismayed and greatly afraid.” 

Not very inspiring, that.

Into this courage, leadership, and ultimately faith gap strode David, who famously, by God’s grace, won the day.

Today’s American Protestants More Like Saul than Like David      

Now you may wonder why I started a column on the Babylonian Harlot’s – the Babylonian Harlot or Mystery, Babylon the Great as the Apostle John called the Roman Catholic Church-State (RCCS) in Revelation 17 – attack on the United States of America by talking about David and Goliath. 

My point is this, that when I look at the reaction of today’s American Protestant church to the obvious, in-your-face predations of the RCCS, I am reminded more of Saul’s reaction to the giant than David’s. 

It seems that the more Antichrist – the office of the papacy is the Antichrist and Son of Perdition we read about in the new testament – and his Harlot Church attack America, the more God’s people cower in fear. 

Goliath loved getting in Israel’s face.  He loved playing the bully.  And it all was going great for him until one day it suddenly didn’t.  But it took a man of faith and courage to put an end to Goliath’s proud defiance of God’s people.   

In like fashion, the RCCS and its Antichrist pope love getting in the face of American Protestants.  Since it’s football season, I’ll use a football metaphor.  It’s as if Rome is spiking the football in our face and doing a touchdown dance, and no one does anything to put a stop to it. 

The pope and his bishops, cardinals, priests, and nuns lecture American Christians constantly about their (supposed) moral duty to destroy their own nation through mass welfare migration, immigration, and refugee resettlement of people, many of whom are difficult if not impossible to assimilate.  And not only is there a moral duty, these liars tell us, for Americans to take in the people, but we have an obligation to pay for our own dispossession as well. 

And what do we hear from Protestant pulpits about this shameful, daily dissing of our faith of the nation our forefathers built?

Crickets for the most part.

But it gets even worse. 

In some cases, putatively Protestant teachers actually internalize Rome’s immigration lies and begin spouting the same socialist, nation-destroying immigration nonsense as do the popes, cardinals, bishops, priests, and nuns of Rome.

Now it may well be, and I’m of a mind to believe that it is the case this day in America, that there are 7,000 in Israel who have not bowed the knee to Baal.

But I think we need to look in the mirror and ask ourselves, what are we going to do now that the Harlot Church and her pope are in our face?  Are we going to be as Saul and his men and be dismayed and greatly afraid?

Now there are reasons, ultimately not good ones, but reasons nonetheless, to be afraid. 

First, there is a lack of knowledge.  God said, “My people perish for lack of knowledge.”  And we see this every day here in America.  If not literally perishing, many Christians, perhaps even people who sense that there’s something seriously wrong with an immigration system that threatens to replace the historic majority population of this county, lack the ideas to adequately express their concerns. 

Even in Bible-believing churches, it’s a rare day that you will ever hear any overt criticism of the RCCS or its false gospel.  It’s a rare day indeed that you’ll hear the pope identified as the Antichrist of the New Testament in plain language of the sort used in the original Westminster Confession of Faith.   

At a Bible study, I once brought up that Rome teaches the real presence of Christ in the mass.  Now this being one of the most important doctrines of Rome, I would have thought that this would be a non-controversial statement.  But it wasn’t.  There were some people in my Bible study who actually defended Rome, denying that Rome teaches this doctrine that it very clearly does teach.  I got the distinct sense that some were embarrassed that I had even brought up the point.  And it wasn’t even as if I’d called the pope Antichrist!  He is.  But I simply brought up what Rome herself teaches in her own words and found myself met with resistance in a Protestant Bible study.   

If Protestants won’t teach and believe the Reformation doctrine of Antichrist and refuse to criticize Rome for its many soul-destroying and blasphemous teachings, how can we possibly expect anyone else to do so?  This is our fight.  We’re it.  If we don’t get the job done, who will?   

Second, speaking out against Rome feels strange.  We don’t see others doing it, so maybe we start to think calling out Antichrist and his Harlot Church is a sort of social “no go” zone.  We’re told as children that you don’t talk about religion and politics. And talking about the evil of political Romanism is both of those things at once.  It’s easier to pretend not to notice what’s going on and talk instead about the weather or sports or something like that. 

Third, we can’t handle the truth.  One suspects that there are Protestants who have a sense that there is something extraordinarily, preternaturally evil about Rome, but they don’t want to go there.  They prefer willful blindness to the evil of the RCCS rather than doing a little research and reading on their own.  It’s easier for us to play hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil rather than look at the situation as it is.  Because if we know what Rome in truth is, how can we not speak out against it?  And that’s dangerous.   And we don’t want to go there.

I once had a Protestant minister say to me that he knew Rome was the Babylonian Harlot with a false gospel sending that sent people to hell, but he said he couldn’t speak out against it.  The implication seemed to be that it would cause so much controversy in his ministry that he would lose his job. 

The minister may well have been right.  But that’s not a good reason to avoid criticizing Rome.

Where Has Our Cowardice Gotten Us?

So, just where has our cowardice gotten us Protestants?  Has playing nice with Rome and calling the pope “Our Brother in Christ” mollified the pope or caused the Babylonian Harlot Church to stop kicking sand in our faces? 

No, it has not.

If nothing else, our cowardice and unwillingness to speak out against the unbiblical, unchristian, unholy evil of Rome’s philosophy, theology, politics, and economics have simply invited more blatant attacks. 

What’s going on with the migrant hordes assaulting our southern border is one of the most flagrant and in-your-face attacks by Rome this author has ever seen. 

To use another comparison, Protestants today are acting much more like Neville Chamberlain than Winston Churchill, begging Rome for “peach in our time” while the Pope and his henchmen in the church and his dutiful servant in the White House assault our southern border with what is probably the single largest wave of mass, illegal immigration in our nation’s history. 

Christian, do you think Rome is going to feel sorry for you?  Do you think the Antichrist Jesuit Pope will have mercy on you?  Do you think the US Conference of Catholic Bishops will call off their attack dogs?   

No. 

The more we remain silent, the more we will be attacked until all is consumed and we find ourselves strangers in the land built by our forefathers. 

Reprove, Correct, and Instruct

Writing to the Ephesians, Paul said enjoined them, “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove (or expose) them.”  In 2 Timothy we’re told by Paul that all scripture is profitable for reproof, correction, and instruction. 

It is high time, and well past time, for us Christians to get about our job of applying the Scriptures to the evil deeds of the RCCS.  And there are so many of them.

In the past, I have thought at times that I was being overly hard on Rome.  I think to myself that I had gone overboard in my criticism of their doctrine and their evil deeds, only to find out that I didn’t understand half of how evil Rome truly is.    

The flagrant, in your face evil of what’s being done to Texas with the flood of migrants, and the weak to nonexistent response from the American Protestant church is disgraceful.  Paul ordered the Corinthians to “in understanding be men.”  Yet far too often, we Protestants prefer to remain as children.

I realize I’ve been hard on my fellow believers in this post.  But seriously, enough is enough. 

It has come down to this.  Either God’s people trust in him, believe his Word, and apply it to Rome’s evil economic and political philosophy and practices, or we lose our nation. 

It’s really that simple.

May the Lord grant that we make the wise choice and follow him. 

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“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, 1884

Many Americans, if they have ever heard the quote about “rum, Romanism and rebellion,” have little or no idea about the context in which it was said or the object to which it was applied.  It had something to do with someone at some time way back when.

Those who know of the origin of the quote and the object at which it was directed – it was the Democrats that Burchard, a Presbyterian minister, tagged as the party of rum, Romanism and rebellion – mostly consider it to have been an impolitic gaffe that cost Republican presidential candidate James G. Blaine the 1884 election in which he was running against Democrat Grover Cleveland. 

When reading contemporary commentary on Burchard’s famous alliterative triad, what one finds universal condemnation of it.  No one, at least no one that this author has read, seems to consider the possibility that Burchard was right.

But he was right in 1884 and he is right today. 

The Democrats have been and are the party of rum, Romanism and rebellion.  In the opinion of this author, they proved it once again earlier this month with massive election rigging that, when the dust has all settled, may leave them in control of the House, the Senate and the White House. 

Over the past few weeks, there has been a great deal of commentary on various ways the Democrats may have cheated.  On the other hand, there are those, not all of them Democrats, who claim that there was no cheating, or at least no cheating that made any real difference, in the 2020 election results, that Joe Biden is the legitimate winner, and that those who say otherwise are making baseless claims and are peddling conspiracy theories. 

It is the aim of this and subsequent posts to lay out the reasons this author believes that the 2020 presidential election was rigged by the Democrats, that Joe Biden is not the winner, and that Donald Trump rightfully won the White House.   

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