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Are You A Republicrat?

Are You A Republicrat?

I am not a liberal. I am a conservative. When I say conservative, I do not mean the rank and file CINO, or Conservative In Name Only. I mean that I am a genuine, common sense, down to earth person who will vote for a candidate based on moral constitutional principles of integrity regardless of party. Now before you turn me off labeling me as some fringe wacko libertarian kind of nut, just hear me out.

I am conservative! I am conservative in my suits, ties, manners, religion, music, politics . . . etc. I am a church attending Christian, pro-life anti-abortion, heterosexual husband and father, gun owning, Bible totin’, evangelistic man. I agree with your right to disagree with me and will help you defend that right, but will not stand by passively while you shove your opposing views down my throat. Your opinion is not more important than mine and warrants no special treatment above mine. I believe prayer in Jesus’ name in public or private is constitutional and believe the state should keep its nose out of the free exercise of religion, as stated plainly in the first amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America.

I am not for legalizing drugs, and am opposed to big brother government, and think government should be shrunk by at least 95 % since government has boldly gone where our founding fathers never intended. I support the average American little guy of any color or ethnic background, who breaks his back supporting this country and its socialist agenda of spending. I know how to spend what little I make better than out of touch politicians who are more concerned about padding their pockets, pleasing fringe groups and influencing their constituents, rather than representing their constituents.

May I continue in honesty? Thank you. The Democrats started giving away the store under Franklin Delano Roosevelt, then mainstreamed it with Lyndon Baines Johnson’s “Great Society,” Barack Hussein Obama has now taken this country to new heights (by the trillions) making Roosevelt, Johnson and others look like amateurs. Though the Republican Party at one time in the past, vigorously opposed this type of liberalism and socialism repeatedly, there is not a dime’s worth of difference today between the elite leadership of the Democrats and the Republicans. The GOP has not stood where it should have stood concerning such things as NAFTA and TARP and stimulus spending, and raising the debt ceiling, and has sold us all down the river on Obamacare.

I am not a party man. I swear allegiance to principle, not party, and that principle is reflected in any candidate I may support. The issue today is no longer between the donkey and the elephant. America does not have a two party system: there is only one party with two branches, Democrat and Republican or what I call the Republicrats. The battle is between the America hating, Marxist/socialists from both parties as they try to run rough shod over We The People, the ones who elect these charlatans. It is time to wake up smell the coffee, re-elect NO ONE and throw every politician out of office, replacing each and every one with statesmen and patriots who will serve the people who elected them, then go back home to their jobs and let the next round of elected officials serve their term, then go home, etc. etc.

I will not vote for another Republican in conservative clothing. Will the real America wake up, unite and prepare for battle? This can be our finest hour.

Joseph Harris is a pastor and former Bible college instructor and has been writing columns since 2000. [email protected]

Review for Last Ounce of Courage by Joseph Harris

Last Ounce of Courage lives up to the billing: A Story of Family, Faith and Freedom. I attended a preview screening of this film Tuesday, August 28 in Laurel hosted by executive producers and writers, Richard and Gina Headrick. Having been close friends with the Headricks for the past 18 years and working with them on various projects, and knowing the quality of their work, my expectations of the film were confirmed and surpassed. It is inspiring and entertaining, but most of all, it is a call to action for patriots to challenge the powers-that-be who would strip away our religious and civic freedoms.
The main character, Bob Revere, played by veteran actor Marshall Teague, is a pharmacist and the part time mayor of a small town which stopped displaying anything pertaining to Christmas years ago. Even the school’s Christmas play has become a winter play with the song Silent Night secularized. It all began years ago when a civil liberties organization forced a local mission to remove a cross from its building.
Bob is a Medal of Honor recipient, a real war hero who knows how to fight, but lost his will to stand after his son was killed in battle overseas. He has been alienated from his daughter-in-law and the son of his son who was killed, until they move back into town. His teen age grandson has questions about the father he never knew and Bob doesn’t want to talk about it. One day, when the topic of why the town no longer celebrates Christmas comes up, the grandson questions Bob and asks why no one will stand up for what’s right. This is the catalyst that gets Bob to thinking. Through a series of events, Bob finds his courage and realizes the importance of standing for what his son died for: freedom. He erects a Christmas tree and other Christmas displays, gets on the news and stirs up a firestorm. The villain in the movie is played by Fred Williamson and he is the representative of an organization like the ACLU and strikes terror in everyone’s heart, except for Bob, who challenges the “unconstitutionality” to celebrate Christmas or have any religious expression on public property.
Bob eventually replaces the cross on the mission and goes to jail, but the town is energized and stands by him to the end. There is a great surprise ending in two sections that no one will anticipate and it really closes out the film with a heart rending challenge to stand for God and liberty.
This film is endorsed by Dr. James Dobson, Chuck Norris, Governor Rick Perry, former Governor Mike Huckabee, and many others.
Pastor, promote this in your church and take a whole group. There is nothing in the film to embarrass you or your church. It is opening in over 1200 theaters nationwide September 14. There are a few exceptions where it is available earlier so go to for theater locations and ticket information. Joseph Harris

The Real Answer to Obamacare

Obamacare is now constitutional. At least that is what the majority of the highest ruling body in this land has stated. And the Supreme Court is the lone group who determines what is and what is not constitutional. But what if they are wrong? The majority of the American people say they are wrong, since the majority are against Obamacare. So what do we do? Revolt? Storm DC? Write Letters? Gripe? Pray? Vote? Of the aforementioned actions, the only ones needed and that will work are the last two.

First we pray. As always, God has the answer, God IS the answer. We should humble ourselves, seek His face, and turn from our wicked ways. Sound familiar? It’s not just a good Bible verse. It is the answer. Then, after effectively seeking God’s grace and mercy in prayer, we should act.

This is the second part. We can blame Obama until the cows come home, but Congress passed Obamacare. As much as Obama needs removing, the replacement of members of Congress is just as important, maybe even more so. Let’s return to the thinking of our founding fathers and elect representatives and senators who actually go to Washington to vote the will of their constituents, then after their service, return home, so a new batch can be sent. Career politicians stink , and the longer they stay in office, the worse they stink. It is true there have been some who have served more than one term and remained absolutely faithful to principle. But you can count them on one hand. Out of the hundreds of members in the House and Senate, you have to search long and hard to find them. Career politicians just can’t be trusted. Understand I am speaking of Democrat and Republican.

My point is, re-election is just not the way to go. It is the road to corruption and failure. Some enter office with good intentions, but eventually corruption prevails. It’s time to clean house…..and the Senate too. Do not re-elect anyone! This cannot be said enough between now and November. This is the only hope of repeal for Obamacare. It’s time for some new blood. It’s time to send some fresh minds to Washington for them to perform the will of the people, and when they do, let’s not reward them with another term, but with a trip back home where we can thank them and congratulate them for a job well done. Then let’s send a new batch for the next round of business.

So in November, let’s begin the replacement. It will take a few years to get through the terms of everyone currently there, but it can be done. Let’s pray, then vote, then pray again. This is the answer.

Joseph Harris, [email protected] s been a college professor and pastor since 1987 and his writings have appeared on, WND, Sword of the Lord, Intellectual Conservative, Conservative Daily News, Canada Free Press, Land of the Free, The Post Chronicle, News America Daily, and The European Union Times.

Abortion Is the Ultimate Child Abuse

Outrage is expected from both liberals and conservatives on the issue of child abuse, but what about the ultimate child abuse of abortion? Liberals are usually strangely silent. As horrible as neglect, molestation, beatings, and desertion may be, murder of the helpless and innocent through abortion is worse. Though abandoned and abused children suffer, at least they still have life and, hopefully can be taken by someone who will really love them. No such chance for the murdered unborn innocents.

Selfishness is the main motivation for abortion. Under the guise of “concern” for the unborn, the mother may use excuses such as, “Inability to support a child” or “I can’t give it the quality time needed” or any number of other inexcusable excuses. The paramount excuse for abortion is the one disguised in the cloak of the so-called freedom of a woman’s “right” to do with her body as she chooses. But a living, breathing human baby is not a part of the mother’s body; it is distinct from the moment of conception. The mother’s body gives life, support and nourishment to the separate, living human baby inside. If the embryo (another word for a DEVELOPING, MATURING baby) was only a blob, or mass of protein, then it could possibly be considered a part of her body, but common sense says otherwise. The dictionary definition of embryo is “The first rudiments of an animal (or human) in the womb or of a plant in the seed; the first state (underlining mine) of anything.” Webster’s Expanded Dictionary, 1992.

Being a parent means more than just bringing life into the world. It means giving up time, sleep, money, and possibly a career, just to mention a few basics. And parents only bring life into this world. They do not give it. God is the giver of life, not the father or mother. God uses the father and mother to begin a new life in the womb. In a sense, every new life is an extension of God, for all life comes from God. Try as he may, through cloning or the test tube, man will never create life. If life is an extension of God, who made man in His image, then all murder is an attack on the creator of life. The state may sanction, even fund murder, but God will hold murderers accountable. Pro-choice (which is really pro-death as opposed to pro-life) is nothing more than allowing people the choice to legally kill. Murder is murder, regardless of the reason.

Children are a blessing from God. We should thank God for the little blessings He has given and treat them with love, respect and a reverent awe, for each one is a little unique image of God, testifying to the greatness of the Creator, reminding us that only God can give life.

Joseph Harris, [email protected] has been a college professor and pastor since 1987 and his writings have appeared on, WND, Sword of the Lord, Intellectual Conservative, Conservative Daily News, Canada Free Press, Land of the Free, The Post Chronicle and News America Daily.

Politically Incorrect Limericks

Limericks are fun and can be very educational. I started writing politically incorrect limericks a few years back and the collection has grown. Only thick skinned, common sense minded folks will appreciate these. Of course, thin skinned sissified liberals will cry and whine, therefore classify yourself and get ready to either laugh or cry. I guarantee that you have never read limericks like these.
When it comes to a woman’s choice,
The feminists shout and rejoice,
For the woman’s great right,
In her expectant plight,
But the baby inside has no voice.

The climate is warming, they’re crying,
Each day we get closer to frying,
But one year it’s hot,
The next year it’s not,
Methinks that somebody is lying.

When your time has come for a mate,
And you go to look for a date,
God made Adam and Eve,
Not Adam and Steve,
Common sense will help keep you straight.

The media keep peddling mush,
If you question they tell you to hush.
Their ratings keep sinking,
Their fairness is stinking,
No wonder folks tune in to Rush.

A mixed up young man named El-Yad,
Said his prayers and practiced jihad.
But God’s name ain’t Allah,
So watch who you fallah,
Jehovah’s the true name of God.

From both parties it seems there’s no end,
It’s always the same, tax and spend,
We think we have say,
On election day,
We change bags, yet still get the same wind.

Those people at PETA are loving,
They save baby seals from a clubbing.
For fish, birds and deer,
They shed a big tear,
But a child in the womb counts as nothing.

When Johnny said a prayer at school,
Then someone cried “ACLU”.
The lawyers did swarm,
And sound the alarm,
And the many gave in to the few.

There once was a senator named Teddy,
For partying he always was ready,
He drove down a ridge,
Straight off of a bridge,
‘Cause he imbibed something strong & wetty.

They’ve taken the law of the land,
And made it as stable as sand,
The good they reverse,
With rulings perverse,
While everything Godly gets banned.

Barack has a big safety net,
Called spending your way out of debt,
It’s like losing weight,
While eating just cake,
Plain sense says his plan is all wet.

A Darwinist kept checking his list,
For the link he thought others had missed.
As he looked for proof,
He forgot this truth:
You can’t find what doesn’t exist.

The liberals are after your gun,
Like you’re some Attila the Hun,
If you don’t stand and fight,
For this guaranteed right,
You’ll lose every right one by one.

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Joseph Harris, [email protected] has been a college professor and pastor since 1987 and his writings have appeared on, WND, Sword of the Lord, Intellectual Conservative, Conservative Daily News, Canada Free Press, Land of the Free, The Post Chronicle and News America Daily.

First Things First

A good foundation is always important. A solid foundation is essential in the construction of a building. A strong academic base is important for success in higher education. The parable Jesus told about the wise man and the foolish man is more than just a children’s Bible story. Rock is always preferable to sand for a foundation.

The philosophy of America’s “multi-culturally diverse” society is built upon the sand of man’s wisdom and not the rock of God for too often, every culture except American culture is celebrated. The education system is built on the sinking sand of humanism and relativism and not the solid rock of the absolute word of God. American politics is built on the sand of public opinion instead of principles based upon God’s wisdom. I could go on with examples, but you get the picture.

Though it sounds too simple, the basic “why” of all man’s problems is traced directly back to the exclusion of God. Now don’t go to the illogical conclusion that the presence of God means the absence of all problems, or you might get initiated into the “name it and claim it” club. “Man . . . is born unto trouble,” according to a wise man who knew very well by experience.

“Jesus is the Answer” is not just a hollow sounding truth. It is reality. Notice the Bible does not begin with a plea for salvation or how to live a holy life or how to be victorious over sin. It begins with the foundation, GOD. Genesis 1:1 does not even try to prove the existence of God. It assumes His existence. The scripture simply says, “In the beginning, GOD created . . .” Belief in God as Creator is foundational because if you do not accept the existence of the Creator, nothing else matters. Acceptance of God as Creator precedes acceptance of God as Savior. Like I said, first things first. This fact explains why Satan tries to supplant the Creator and creationism with evolution. If there is no Creator, then life has no meaning or direction, hence we are all animals with no purpose of existence and no destination but the grave. Wow, what hope and comfort evolution gives!

Christianity supplies something no other religion, philosophy or world view can give: (1) beginning; (2) purpose, and (3) destination. Christianity provides a perfect trinity of explanation of: (1) origin of life (God), (2) the meaning of life (glorify God), and (3) the conclusion of life (eternity with or without God). Notice, God is the center of the threefold explanation.

God is essential. Man is not capable of ultimate success apart from God because of depravity. Man, left to himself, apart from God, will always degenerate. Since Adam, every person has entered this world with a predisposition to turn away from God and commit sin. Every society in human history that ignored God eventually crumbled.

As you live your life, put first things first. Don’t just include God. Build your life around Him. Place God at the center. Put Him first in your life, first in your marriage, first in your finances, and first in your work.

Joseph Harris has been a college professor and pastor since 1987 and his writings have appeared on WND, Sword of the Lord, Intellectual Conservative, Conservative Daily News, Canada Free Press, Land of the Free, and The Post Chronicle. [email protected]

Unaccountable Delegation Leads to Disaster

We have become a society of delegation with no accountability. We delegate that which is our responsibility and that delegation then turns into replacement. Let me explain what I mean. Delegation has its place. Good leaders delegate responsibilities and tasks to workers under their authority. Delegation gives a boss the freedom to focus on other things. Delegation can be effective, but delegation without accountability can be disastrous. Plus, some things cannot nor should not be delegated.

The structure of our government depends on representative delegation, which ensures we remain a republic and not become a pure democracy. In other words, we elect representatives and trust them to express the mind of the people when making laws to live under. We the people delegate this work to Congress, but we seldom hold our representatives accountable. Representatives are supposed to vote the mind of their constituents, but when they vote contrary to the will of the people, and the voters do not hold them accountable, this delegation becomes a signed blank check.

But some things can’t be delegated. In certain areas, responsibilities should not be passed down to others.
As a whole we have delegated, even relegated certain responsibilities which has resulted in disaster for the family, church, society and the nation. Notice, some of the delegations below:

(1) Mothers have delegated nurturing, substituting “mothercare” with daycare.

(2) Parents have delegated their children’s education to institutions (public and private) by not teaching their children at home first, if not completely, through home education. Even parents who send their children to institutions for education are still responsible to provide sound instruction first in the home, as the foundation for all education. This includes academic and moral instruction. For most children today, all instruction is done outside the home. When instruction is done outside the home, parents are to hold those institutions accountable for what they do or do not teach, and are responsible to ensure the education is quality.

(3) We have delegated all spiritual and moral instruction to the church, but this responsibility belongs primarily to the parents. Church is essential, but spiritual and moral instruction from the local church supplements and validates instruction from the home.

Through passage of time, delegation becomes relegation (abandonment), which then turns into abdication (resignation, relinquishment of power). This natural course then leads to replacement. Is it any wonder then, that society has turned upside down over the past 50 years and black has become white and white has become black? The Old Testament prophet said, “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!” Isaiah 5:20, 21. Notice the replacement that has resulted in many areas:
We have replaced this Republic with a Democracy.
We have replaced the Constitution with the Supreme Court.
We have replaced God with government.
We have replaced civil rights with discriminating quotas.
We have replaced the right to life for the innocent with the right of the woman to choose death.
We have replaced empirical science with a theory called evolution.
We have replaced education with schooling.
We have replaced love with sex.
We have replaced abstinence with safe sex.
We have replaced that which is normal (heterosexuality) with abnormal perversion (homosexuality).
We have replaced salvation with church membership.
We have replaced absolutes with relativism.
We have replaced common sense with irrational thinking.
We have replaced peace with pacifism.
We have replaced benevolence with welfare.
We have replaced our diverse heritage with multiculturalism.
We have replaced the authorized version of scripture with a myriad of incomplete, inferior versions.

May God open our eyes and bolster us with the courage to replace the replacements with that which we already know to be the tried-and-true foundation. Contrary to popular opinion, seeking the old paths is not bad.

Joseph Harris, [email protected] has been a college professor and pastor since 1987 and his writings have appeared on, WND, Sword of the Lord, Intellectual Conservative, Conservative Daily News, Canada Free Press, Land of the Free, The Post Chronicle and News America Daily.

Which Sign Should You Wear?

Which Sign Should You Wear?

The “You Might Be a Redneck If” sayings have spawned several “If” jokes over the years. Different versions have popped up from time to time. Some folks claim to be neither liberal or conservative and a few think you cannot know. If you do not know whether you are a liberal or a conservative, then you are a liberal, because a conservative has enough sense to identify and classify honestly. Liberals, on the other hand, are so dense, they don’t know whether they are washin’ or hangin’ out. Here are some identifiers, a few original, others adapted, which can help you know which sign to wear.

If you think gun control keeps guns out of the hands of criminals.

If you’re one of the three people in your town watching MSNBC or CNN.

If you break out in a cold sweat at the mention of the Constitution.

If you believe the Constitution is living but unborn babies aren’t.

If you are only tolerant of people as long as they totally agree with you.

If you really do believe Islam is a religion of peace.

If your wife is obsessed with other people’s health but can’t make you stop smoking.

If you are pro-choice but refuse to give the baby a choice over whether to live or die.

If you think occupy Wall Street protesters are sane but Tea Partiers are nuts.

If you think you should be in charge of light bulbs and school lunches.

If you think the only way to find out what is in a bill is to make it a law first.

If you really believe the main stream media is objectively reporting news.

If YOU always know what’s best for everyone else.

If you believe animals have more rights than humans.

If you can’t articulate one single word without a teleprompter.

If you think we should kill innocent babies but not execute guilty murderers.

If you think guns kill.

Joseph Harris, [email protected] has been a college professor and pastor since 1987 and his writings have appeared on, WND, Sword of the Lord, Intellectual Conservative, Conservative Daily News, Canada Free Press, Land of the Free, The Post Chronicle and News America Daily.

Attention Deficit Disorder……….Not

The topic of ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) or ADHD (Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder) can stir emotion in some, especially among parents whose children are affected. It was originally known as Minimal Brain Dysfunction. There are two basic types of ADD: (1) Passive, where the child is not hyperactive, but can’t focus and (2) Active, where the child is hyperactive along with a deficiency of attention. Plainly stated, ADD children can’t focus their attention on anything for a long time.

This disorder is legitimate, but has been exploited in the past several years. Let me give you my simplistic, rather hard, but common sense analysis on most who have been diagnosed with this disorder. Most kids will not focus their attention very long on anything unless they are already interested in it, or unless they are motivated to do so. My experience from pastoring ADD kids and their parents, being a father myself, teaching adults in college who have been diagnosed ADD and consulting with my wife (who has legitimate experience in diagnosis and treatment in this area) tells me that a lot of the kids diagnosed with ADD may not really have it. One thing they all have in common is being descended from Adam, with a predisposition to sin and rebel against authority.

How many times have you heard a parent say, ‘I just can’t do a thing with him (most ADD’s are male),” only to hear later that Jr. was just diagnosed ADD. Hold it! You mean an educated adult with life experience, and common sense (hopefully) can’t control a child? Children are lied to by their parents more than anyone else (“If you do that one more time, I’ll….….”, but they never follow through with the punishment). Kids learn early how to manipulate and threaten. Many children, whether diagnosed as ADD or not, will not perform or work at quality level unless they are motivated to do so. The method of motivation is up to the parent. Depending on the child, it may be positive reinforcement, or it may be a switch applied to the bottom or legs (Look under “rod” in the book of Proverbs for further instruction).

Am I denying the reality of ADD? Certainly not! But I am saying too many parents, when met with a little resistance from their child, listen to some liberal claptrap about attention deficiency and how kids today just can’t focus or mind. Looking for a quick fix, they whisk them off to be labeled and medicated. Now, the child may really have ADD or some other legitimate learning disorder. But the child may just be strong willed. Or the child may be a little hyperactive with a seeming deficiency of attention brought on because he’s not made to stop long enough to focus.

There is another kind of attention deficiency that often causes the “disorders” kids exhibit. I think some parents are deficient in paying attention to their kids and spending time with them. When the home is a Godly home, where the parents spend time with their children, are in charge and set boundaries and rules and enforce them with discipline and training in love and compassion, that home will have fewer “cases” of ADD children.

The Bible says TRAIN up a child. That means to bend the tree in the direction it should grow. Training requires effort and means teaching children they are accountable, and responsible for their own actions. Children are not responsible or wise enough to train themselves properly. That’s why they have parents.

Joseph Harris, [email protected] has been a college professor and pastor since 1987 and his writings have appeared on, WND, Sword of the Lord, Intellectual Conservative, Conservative Daily News, Canada Free Press, Land of the Free, The Post Chronicle and News America Daily.

Homosexuality is Not Normal

North Carolina is now the 31st state to approve a constitutional amendment on marriage. NC voters banned same-sex marriage, also barring legal recognition of unmarried couples by state and local governments. And now Obama has come out with a public statement exclaiming he is absolutely in favor of gay marriage. For once, I am elated at something he has done. This “evolving” position coming from Obama is more proof of how out of step with the American people he really is.

Gay marriage is an oxymoron. Nothing about it fits or works or makes sense in any way. When we stop defining issues Biblically and through common sense and began interpreting everything emotionally, the truth becomes irrelevant and insanity reigns. However, rather than focusing on gay marriage specifically, consider the irrationality of homosexuality.

Homosexuals do not match physically. There is no point in elaborating with a description of male and female anatomy. Besides, my writings are always G rated. Homosexuals, and especially men, are more susceptible to health problems, infections and a shorter life span than heterosexuals. There is conclusive proof available in studies for those who will search the internet and in libraries. People of the same sex do not fit one another physically. Have you ever noticed among homosexual men, one tends to be more masculine and the other feminine and among lesbian couples, one tends toward masculinity and the other is more feminine? This unintentional tendency to define two genders validates heterosexuality.

Homosexuals do not match emotionally. Men think and respond differently on issues because they ARE DIFFERENT. Remember the “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus” book a few years back? Read the following conclusion from a totally secular and objective source (So this is not some fundamentalist Baptist preacher beating you with the Bible): Men and women are actually from the same planet, but scientists now have the first strong evidence that the emotional wiring of the sexes is fundamentally different. An almond-shaped cluster of neurons that processes experiences such as fear and aggression hooks up to contrasting brain functions in men and women at rest, the new research shows. For men, the cluster “talks with” brain regions that help them respond to sensors for what’s going on outside the body, such as the visual cortex and an area that coordinates motor actions. For women, the cluster communicates with brain regions that help them respond to sensors inside the body, such as the insular cortex and hypothalamus. These areas tune in to and regulate women’s hormones, heart rate, blood pressure, digestion and respiration. Homosexuals have a lower level of good emotional health, self-esteem and general mental and emotional stability, with higher levels of depression, than heterosexuals.
Homosexuals cannot naturally and normally fulfill the fundamental desire inherent in both sexes to reproduce. Homosexuals love to counter this with cases of infertility among normal couples and how they do not have to accept childlessness because of medical breakthroughs and adoption options. What does that have to do with the price of tea in China? The majority of heterosexual couples are fertile and do conceive and have children with no medical or adoption assistance and only a minority have fertility problems. However, 100 % of homosexual couples cannot conceive normally. Reason? They are not supposed to because men and men and women and women were not designed to marry and have children. Sex is a means to an end and that end is reproduction.
Homosexuality makes no sense. It is illogical. Homosexual sex is irrational, aberrant, immoral, destructive and defies common sense. The majority of people are not homosexual, and are not born that way. In one study, a considerably higher number of homosexual men and women were sexually molested as children (46% of the homosexual men questioned in contrast to 7% of the heterosexual men reported homosexual molestation. 22% of lesbian women in contrast to 1% of heterosexual women reported homosexual molestation). Also, bad parental relationships have a bearing on the cause of homosexuality. However, God designed us to be heterosexual and nothing will ever change this.

Joseph Harris, [email protected] has been a college professor and pastor since 1987 and his writings have appeared on, WND, Sword of the Lord, Intellectual Conservative, Conservative Daily News, Canada Free Press, Land of the Free, The Post Chronicle and News America Daily.

Taxing the Sunlight

An ever growing government must by necessity grow in expanding its revenue (called taxing to the uninformed) and therefore can be very creative in methods for taxing and names for said taxes. Since the phrase “cut spending” is not found in any dictionary or book owned by politicians, the only recourse is to increase revenue. Government makes Robin Hood look like an amateur. Frederic Bastiat was correct when he called taxation legalized plunder.

Of the more than 50 different taxes that exist today on federal, state and local levels, here are a few more familiar and common taxes. Federal income tax, sales tax, bridge tolls, sales tax, commuter tax, dog license tax, gasoline tax, Social Security tax, seven different taxes on telephone usage, and the list continues.

We jokingly talk about how politicians would tax the air if they could. Water is already taxed. If only they could contrive a way to tax the sunlight. Wait…believe it or not…’s been done! In 1696, the window tax was enacted in England and it lived into the 1800’s. At the time, the people opposed an income tax because it would require the government knowing everyone’s income. This was considered an intrusive invasion of privacy and a personal attack on liberty (imagine that). Finally someone hit on the idea of taxing based on the number of windows in a house. The larger the house, the more windows the house would, which coincidentally meant the larger the house, the more income the person would have. And after all, the rich should pay more because they have more, right?

So was it a window tax or a sunlight tax? Windows let in the light and to close a window, was to not be able to enjoy the use of light. Even today, some buildings from this period have bricked up windows, a reminder of an early home owner who used the only loophole available at the time to avoid taxes.

Listen to a description from this unlikely source on this subject, the prince of preachers Charles Spurgeon. In reminiscing about his childhood in his autobiography, Spurgeon describes the manse of his Grandfather, James Spurgeon.

“Some of us can remember the window tax, which seemed to regard light as a Latin commodity-lux, and therefore a luxury, and as such to be taxed. So much was paid on each aperture for the admission of light, but the minister’s small income forced economy upon him and so room after room of the manse was left in darkness….What a queer mind his must have been who first invented taxing the light of the sun! It was, no doubt, meant to be a fair way of estimating the size of a house, and thus getting at the wealth of the inhabitant; but, incidentally, it led occupiers of large houses to shut out the light for which they were too poor to pay.” (C. H. Spurgeon Autobiography, Volume I, 1897).

So there you have it. If it can possibly be taxed, politicians have no conscience when it comes to extracting. Water, air, sunlight, who would have thought it. Remember the words of Ronald Reagan concerning governments view of the economy: “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. If it stops moving, subsidize it.”

Joseph Harris, [email protected] has been a college professor and pastor since 1987 and his writings have appeared on, WND, Sword of the Lord, Intellectual Conservative, Conservative Daily News, Canada Free Press, Land of the Free, The Post Chronicle and News America Daily.

Are You Better Off Now?

Are things better now after three years of Obama? This is the question of the hour that must be asked repeatedly until it becomes the mantra of all who love America. If you owned a business and hired someone to manage it for you, there would be an expectation of a profit at the end of each year. What if your business ended in the red at the end of the first year? What if that manager borrowed money to stay afloat and ended up in the red again the next year? What if more debt was accumulated and the third year also ended in the red? And what if your manager kept blaming the previous manager for all the current problems after three years? And what if your manager proposed a solution for your business, to straighten out all the problems, by spending more and going more into debt? Would you think he was insane? You would be the one suffering from insanity for not firing the manager after the first year of losing your money. Why would anyone allow a manager to continue with a growing record of consistent failure and loss?
If you do not see the parallel yet, let me spell it out. I am talking about manager Obama. According to Fact Check of the Annenberg Policy Center, manager Bush didn’t do so well himself. In his eight years, the federal deficit grew by 4.9 trillion dollars, which was outrageous and almost 4 times as much when compared individually with Reagan, GHW Bush or Clinton. Make no mistake about it; government grew massively under manager Bush. HOWEVER, look at how we have fared after 3 years and 3 months under manager Obama. In less than half the time it took manager Bush to expand the deficit by 4.9 trillion dollars, manager Obama has managed to add another 4.7 trillion in just over three years, bringing the total deficit to over 15 trillion dollars now and will grow beyond 16 trillion by the end of the year. Keep in mind, Obama has done this in less than four years. Marx and Lenin would be proud.
So are we better off now? The average price for a gallon of gas in January 2009, when Obama took over, was $1.79 a gallon. Ground beef is up, bacon is up, bread is up, and everything is up except the bottom line in your checking account. According to Word Hippo, the opposite of “to manage” is “to fail”. To manage is to succeed and to not manage is to fail. This is the year to change managers, fire the one who is failing, along with everyone in Congress who is supporting the current financial insanity.
Are we better off now? He gave us Obamacare (‘nuff said), blocked the keystone pipeline killing 20,000 immediate jobs and 100,000 jobs in five years, ensuring high gas prices and stopped coastal oil drilling plan. Also, under Obama, the number of food stamp recipients rose from 31.6 million people in 2008 to 46.4 million in 2012, an increase of 14.8 million people, according to the ARE THINGS BETTER NOW?
Joseph Harris, [email protected] has been a college professor and pastor since 1987 and his writings have appeared on, WND, Sword of the Lord, Intellectual Conservative, Conservative Daily News, Canada Free Press, Land of the Free, and The Post Chronicle.

Family Values

Have you ever had a tempting offer that seemed too good to be true? One example that comes to mind would be the work at home ads that promise you will make $10,000 the first month and as much as you want after that. The old saying “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is” is an axiom of truth.

After hearing one of these ads on radio, I reflected back on an offer from a few years back that could have been a lucrative deal, if only those pesky Christian values had not gotten in the way. The casting producer for a show on ABC contacted me about being on their program. She said it was a hit show on ABC’s Disney family hour. Since I do not watch much TV, and never watch regular network programming, I had never heard of the show. The casting producer was looking for an illusionist and his family, and came across my web site (I still perform several ministry illusion shows each year). The filming would have taken a couple of weeks of my life, and though I have no experience as a film actor, I have 17 years’ experience in live entertainment, have dabbled as a contributor in screen writing and at one time produced and directed a weekly radio program. The appearance on this program would have paid $20,000.00. I admit, this amount caused me to raise an eyebrow, but if my family and I had appeared on the program, it would have been the end of my ministry. The potential to corrupt my children was assured because of the nature and content of the show. Though I had never watched the program, the show’s name was enough to turn me off. I declined and soon found out how corrupt it was. To this day, I still have not watched an episode of the show and do not plan on it.

The offer came soon after asking God for some extra income for a specific need. AND it was on ABC’s DISNEY FAMILY hour. I had been told by the casting director it was a family show. Surely, this was God answering prayer. However, I learned long ago that the world doesn’t have a clue, when it comes to real family values. I rented a cartoon film from a video store when my daughter was young, and asked the clerk about the film. She assured me it was a clean, child friendly, wonderful animation. Five minutes into the film, curse words began. I turned it off, took the film back, and with charity, told the employee the film was not a children’s film. Just because a show is centered on a family or families, does not mean it is fit for family consumption. After checking into the situation, it appeared they wanted a Christian family, but I suspected it was for the opportunity to mock Christianity and challenge real family values. Even though I was encouraged by some to consider it, it was never a possibility from the beginning.

The importance of a stable, Godly family cannot be overstated. No single institution has been attacked as vehemently and viciously as the family has been attacked. The emasculation of the male, blurring of the roles of the sexes, and laxation of the discipline of children, have all weakened the family in the last 50 years. Family values begin with placing value on God as the foundation of the family, led by the Father and supported by the Mother. Discipline and standards motivated by love, will establish the children in habits, manners and a Christian world view philosophy that glorifies God, strengthens churches and produces good citizens. Parents have only one shot with their children. That’s why it’s so important to guard them from that which would steal their innocence and purity and establish and enforce real family values.

Joseph Harris, [email protected] has been a college professor and pastor since 1987 and his writings have appeared on WND, Sword of the Lord, Intellectual Conservative, Conservative Daily News, Canada Free Press, Land of the Free, and The Post Chronicle.

Illegal Means Illegal: Close the Border

Notice the emphasis on one word used twice in the title of this commentary: ILLEGAL. There is a current real problem and threat to America’s financial well-being and cultural stability. This invasion from Mexico has reached epidemic proportions and no one in power seems to even notice there is a problem.

Don’t be fooled by all the media hype. Border crashers are ILLEGAL and they are ALIENS to this country. A few years back, political correctness tried to tone down the harshness and began calling them illegal immigrants. Now they even resent this label. Well, either they are illegal or they are not. The next step is to call them unauthorized immigrants which eventually will be followed by the title unauthorized Americans or Americans without citizenship. They are already referred to as undocumented workers.

I for one am sick and tired of Mexico sending troops in to take over. Notice, I did not say I was sick of Mexicans. I am tired of the ILLEGAL (there’s that word again) ones. I am tired of them breaking the law and bypassing the legal steps to become citizens. I am tired of them demanding amnesty or immediate citizenship, as if it is their right by virtue of their presence in this country. It is a slap in the face to those who obey the law and earn legitimate citizenship. People who become Americans are supposed to learn the language, pass tests, and have a knowledge of our history and political system so they can appreciate and respect this country and be assimilated into American culture. In years past, during the time of real immigration at Ellis Island, America was known as the melting pot. If immigrants do not melt into the pot, then the pot ceases to be one pot of unity, creating many pots of individual cultures of division. America has ceased to be unique and is losing her identity.

I am tired of real, genuine, bona fide Americans being called racist when they speak the truth on this issue. More and more ILLEGALS are attending the Jackson/Sharpton race card playing school and learning the lingo. I wish they would spend as much time learning English…….and abiding by the law.

I am tired of the law not being enforced. Call me crazy, but shouldn’t illegals be arrested and deported?

I am tired of Republicans and Democrats selling us down the river as they flip and flop around with spines of jelly. It has always amazed me how most politicians can stand erect on two legs without falling. It takes a spine, so how do they even walk upright?

I’m tired of the accusation of not acting like a Christian about the situation. Being Christian means following the law. Why is it Christians are always supposed to do the right thing, but lawbreakers are exempt?

I am tired of being told by computers, when making a phone call, to press “one” to continue in English. EVERYTHING should automatically be in English, with an option to press “one” if Spanish is needed.

I am tired of illegals having access to government services funded by Americans.

Basically, I am tired of being told I am the bad guy and America is the problem. As I read somewhere recently, America is a private country with borders and laws, not a public park with open access.

Joseph Harris ([email protected]) has been a college professor and pastor since 1987 and his writings have appeared on, WND, Sword of the Lord, Intellectual Conservative, Conservative Daily News, Canada Free Press, Land of the Free, and The Post Chronicle.

Obama and Redistribution of Your Wealth

In a speech earlier this week (April 10), President Obama said the following: “So these investments — in things like education and research and health care — they haven’t been made as some grand scheme to redistribute wealth from one group to another…this is not some socialist dream.”
Yet, in 2008, Obama summarized his plan to make the tax code fairer by saying “I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.” Obama may not be cut out of the same cloth as Lenin, but he is a socialist and socialism is his agenda.
Marxism spawned Socialism. Marxism produced the foundation of European welfare state socialism. The European model tried to nationalize Socialism, as with the Bolshevik revolution, but with less success. After the failure of nationalization through revolution, European socialists realized that free enterprise in private hands produced capital (money) which they could then steal through taxation and then redistribute to all through social programs, thereby achieving socialism. Where European socialism prevails, there is a cost. According to Paul Roderick Gregory, “The European welfare state takes one half of national output to provide state health care, pensions, extended unemployment benefits, income grants, and free higher education.” Obama feverishly promotes socialism as just described.
Fairness is the vehicle Obama uses to implement socialism. He just wants to be fair and for everyone to have a level playing field. Fairness is the mantra of socialists. Fairness in healthcare, fair share of tax payments, fair prices for all through state controlled markets, fairness for the environment through green energy, racial fairness through enforced civil rights, fairness in gender equality and protection of homosexuality through tough hate crime laws, to name a few. All of this fairness must be executed and enforced through an all-powerful centralized government by controlling everyone to be able to provide all of life’s needs from the cradle to the grave.
This is Obama European Socialism pure and simple and he is lying when saying he does not want to redistribute wealth. Redistribution is the cornerstone of socialism. And herein lies the reason why Obama hates the Constitution. The Constitution of the United States of America is the death blow to socialism. The Constitution limits government and empowers the individual while protecting individual liberty. Socialism is not compatible with a limited government and free citizens who govern themselves.
Obama has to go in November 2012. If Obama wins, America loses.
Joseph Harris has been a college professor and pastor since 1987 and his writings have appeared on, WND, Sword of the Lord, Intellectual Conservative, Conservative Daily News, Canada Free Press, Land of the Free, and The Post Chronicle. [email protected]

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