Monday, July 26, 2010

Christian Politics, A Distraction
By Andrew Strom | Re-posted July 25, 2010

I made a number of people mad with my piece a few days ago, “Can Patriotism Be Idolatry?” I have always found that this is by far the “riskiest” topic that I can ever bring up. One guy even asked if I “hate America”. I replied that I truly love America and love it’s people. In fact, it is one of my topmost favorite nations in the world. My brother lives there. My nephews live there. I love America! But that was certainly not the issue in my article.

Another man hinted that I must be a “left-winger”. Actually, I am truly and deeply Conservative – and have been for years.

The major point we were really raising in that article has to do with “Distractions”. I can’t bear to see my fellow brothers and sisters literally exhausting themselves with campaign after campaign of political activism – when the real problems in America are “SPIRITUAL”. And only ’spiritual’ solutions can solve them.

JESUS is the answer to what ails America. Politics will never do it. I am not against “voting” at all. By all mean vote! But what I am talking about here is the “distraction” of spending so much time on Politics when that can never truly solve the problems we face.

Just think of the enormous time and energy and devotion that so many people put into “electing the right guy”. Do we put that much passion into the Gospel and Prayer? I think not. A lot of us have deluded ourselves that Politics can solve these “spiritual” issues. They can’t. Only Jesus can.

A lot of the time, Fox News and Talk Radio simply exist to “rile up” the Conservative people with “trash talk”, etc. The whole point is to get the Christians and conservatives so riled that they will “do something”. What will they do? Will they start Prayer movements and True Gospel movements? No – they will start “political” movements. They will march down to the Town Hall and shout and scream at people. Their opponents will start calling them “hateful” because of the way they look and act. Is this what Jesus wants? Does he want the Christians all caught up in political movements that use the “arm of the flesh” to solve their problems? The Bible says we “wrestle not against flesh and blood”. Why then are we trying to do just that? Because we are being “distracted” – that’s why.

Distracted from our true mission on this earth. Distracted and sidetracked into thinking Politics is the answer. Distracted into spending hours watching Fox and the Internet for new things to get mad at the Liberals about. We don’t pray like we should. We don’t preach the glorious gospel like we should. We simply rant and rave and get mad at all those Liberals – and waste hours and hours trying to work out how we can “beat” them. Its all flesh, flesh – all the time.

Don’t tell me this is not happening on a large scale with a lot of Christian people. We all know it is. That’s where Fox News and Talk Radio get all their “ratings” from. They know if they can get you “mad” enough, you will keep coming back for more.

We need to repent. We need to repent of our nasty, ugly, trash-talking behavior – which is so unchristlike. We need to repent of partaking in this stuff at all. We need to repent of relying on the
“arm of the flesh” instead of Jesus. We need to repent that we will raise up Political movements first before even trying “spiritual” remedies to save the nation.

The Christians are too busy fighting in the flesh to PRAY as they ought. Too busy fighting with bitter and angry words to preach the true gospel. This is a huge part of why these problems are not being solved. We are not going to GOD at all. We are relying on “ourselves” – and what we can do. And until we repent and start looking to Jesus – to solve the things that only He can solve – I believe things will continue to get worse and worse.

The Christians are “distracted” – trusting entirely the wrong things.

Brothers, sisters, we need to PRAY.

Andrew Strom.
Obama's U.S. assassination program? Part 1
Exclusive: Chuck Norris reveals bizarre way White House expanding power over citizens

Posted: July 26, 2010
1:00 am Eastern

By Chuck Norris
Sound too conspiratorial to be true? Like the cover-up ops of spy novels? Well, it's reality. And it is possibly the most bizarre, inhumane and abusive way that the White House is expanding its power over the American people.

It's not an extremist belief or theory of the far Right. It's a fact that has been confirmed by publications such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, MSNBC and even documented by the far-Left blog,

And it's the gravest nightmare of U.S. citizens and abandonment of our Constitution to date: A presidential assassination program in which U.S. citizens are in the literal scopes of the executive branch, based upon nothing more than allegations of terrorism involvement as they define it.

Of course, the CIA has executed covert assassinations of foreigners for decades. But, tragically, Obama is now expanding this program to include American, non-Islamic, stateside, homegrown terrorists.

It all started in January of this year when the Washington Post reported, "As part of the operations, Obama approved a December 24 strike against a [Yemeni] compound where a U.S. citizen, Anwar al-Aulaqi, was thought to be meeting with other regional al-Qaida leaders. Although he was not the focus of the strike and was not killed, he has since been added to a shortlist of U.S. citizens specifically targeted for killing or capture. …"

"A shortlist of U.S. citizens specifically targeted for killing"?

That's right. No arrest. No Miranda Rights. No due process. No trial. Just a bullet.

While the Obama administration continues its Bush-blaming for the economy, it is mega-morphing Bush policy in covert ops overseas, according to the Washington Post, "to kill U.S. citizens abroad if strong evidence existed that an American was involved in organizing or carrying out terrorist actions against the United States or U.S. interests."

Well, in recent months and weeks, the Obama administration has taken this overseas killing op to a new low: stateside assassinations.

Former Director of National Intelligence Admiral Dennis Blair confessed before Congress: "We take direct actions against terrorists in the intelligence community. If we think that direct action will involve killing an American, we get specific permission to do that."

If you are wondering who the "we" are, to whom Blair refers, they are Smith, Wesson and the White House.

Now we know what Deputy National Security Adviser John Brennan meant when he admitted in May of this year: "And under President Obama, we have built upon the work of the previous administration and have accelerated efforts in many areas." (Remember when Bush's eavesdropping on U.S. citizens seemed harsh?)

Brennan further explained then that the problem of homegrown terrorists ranks as a top priority, because of the increasing number of U.S. individuals who have become "captivated by extremist ideology or causes." He went on to say, "There are … dozens of U.S. persons who are in different parts of the world that are very concerning to us."

Do you think "different parts of the world" doesn't include their country of origin?

Conveniently, the Obama administration is also integrating a pervasive plan to assure the expiration of radicals as they deem them abroad and domestic too, with the resurrection of the "Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007," introduced by U.S. Rep. Jane Harman, D-Venice (Los Angeles County). Also known as H.R. 1955, it was passed in the House by the Democratic majority, but was then rejected by the Senate.

Everyone thought that legislation was dead until the Obama administration resurrected its tenets in its new 52-page National Security Strategy, released in May. So alarming is the feds' potential abuse of power that officials from London to the Kremlin are recognizing the threat to U.S. citizens.

As the European Union reported, "Foreign Ministry reports circulating in the Kremlin today are warning that an already explosive situation in the United States is about to get a whole lot worse as a new law put forth by President Obama is said capable of seeing up to 500,000 American citizens jailed for the crime of opposing their government."

Woodrow Wilson, during his reign as president, incarcerated more than 2,000 U.S. citizens for speaking out against the government. And now for the first time since, a U.S. president is highlighting the threats of homegrown terror and literally hunting U.S. citizens as terrorists. As one senior administration said, "For the first time since 9/11, the [National Security Strategy] integrates homeland security and national security."

And what type of "integration" does that entail?

President Obama explained in an often overlooked statement within the document of the National Security Strategy: "We are now moving beyond traditional distinctions between homeland and national security. … This includes a determination to prevent terrorist attacks against the American people by fully coordinating the actions that we take abroad with the actions and precautions that we take at home."

Could it be any clearer? Right out of the horse's mouth. Or do I need to spell out what "fully coordinating the actions we take abroad with the actions we take at home" mean?

Remember the words, "A shortlist of U.S. citizens specifically targeted for killing"?

That's right. No arrest. No Miranda rights. No due process. No trial. Just a bullet.

(In Part 2 next week, Chuck will give further evidence for "Obama's U.S. assassination program" and why he says they are now going after non-Islamic, stateside radicals. Check out other reasons Chuck opposes the Obama administration in his new patriot service announcement at )