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Conservatives & Christians defending Ben Carson are being played

Below are excerpts written by Kelleigh Nelson, Kevin “Coach” Collins, and Michael Brendan Dougherty, none of whom is a liberal or a Democrat.
From Kelleigh Nelson, “Christians’ Lack of Discernment is Costing us Our Nation and Freedom,” NewsWithViews, Nov. 9, 2015:

In my last article, Why The GOP Establishment Hates Trump, I touched on the culpability of Club for Growth (CfG) in designing polls and attack ads which would give Dr. Ben Carson the lead over Donald Trump. CfG claimed Trump was all for “eminent domain,” and they gave examples which were totally false.

Leading up to the CNBC debate, there were countless media reports breathlessly reporting that conservative businessman Donald Trump was no longer the frontrunner. The liberal media loved it, as did the GOP globalists, and they were gleefully reporting Trump was losing steam to his competitor, Dr. Ben Carson. All false propaganda. The rise in Carson’s numbers were due to the people who believed the false rhetoric…mostly, the Christians!

According to the newly released Economist/YouGov national poll, Trump is leading the GOP field by 32%! This is 14 points ahead of Dr. Ben Carson. He was even leading in the GOP nationally prior to the MSNBC debate. […]

The poll in Iowa that placed Carson above Trump was a fake…and it was paid for by none other than the Club for Growth. And guess what? They used pro-Rubio media firms to attack Trump! [Link] […]

Where Trump goes to speak, the places are packed, standing room only, with many left outside unable to get in to hear him!

This is Jacksonville, Florida, and Trump filled the stadium.

Trump campaign appearance in Jacksonville, FL

The latest news verified what we believed all along- Donald Trump is still breaking records and leading the Republican field, even with CfG lying about him and the poll numbers. […]

Unfortunately, many of today’s Christians are rarely using discernment. They fall prey to the words, never doing as God said, and being fruit inspectors. We simply must judge by actions, and not by words alone. Many today don’t read anything, they don’t research anything, and they listen, with their mouths agape, thinking they’re listening to the truth from candidates like the soft-spoken, Dr. Carson. They believe the attack ads and false polls, without one iota of research! Remember, it was Joseph Goebbels who said, “If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it.” This is what CfG is doing, and the foolish Christians fall for it. […]

Too many of our Christian brothers and sisters cannot see that the elitist globalists, including CfG, don’t plan to vote for another black man. What they planned is to use Carson to bring down Trump. Then, when they’ve weakened the electorate on Trump, they will take down Carson and move Rubio, Cruz or Bush to the top. Carson has no real nationally organized campaign workers in the 50 states. Thus, it will be easy for the globalists to use their funds to eliminate him. Carson and Trump are not politicians, the reason the American citizenry looks to them both is because we are so sick and tired of the same ole, same ole, NWO globalist Republican garbage. But the only truly eligible candidate with big business experience is Donald Trump.

Fortunately for us, Trump has not yet begun to fight. He has spent very little money on political ads. He is a top businessman who knows how to manage, and manage months ahead. Carson only knows how to prepare for surgery, he has no management experience for running a political organization, and he will eventually fail like Santorum, Gingrich, Walker, and countless others. […]

There are many in the field of psychology who have watched Dr. Carson and feel he has some serious problems, (like squinting or squeezing his eyes) even suggesting that he may be a “Manchurian candidate.” Whether or not there is any truth to this, there are too many variables with Carson that simply do not add up. More on this and his support of Obama’s Trans Pacific Partnership TPP in a future article.

From Kevin “Coach” Collins, “Rallying around Carson is exactly the sucker’s play GOPe and media want to see,” Nov. 7, 2015:

The Republican Party establishment [GOPe] will be jumping to Ben Carson’s defense this week. So will a few Democrats and a few media people. They would all love to see Carson as the Republican nominee because they know he would lose massively to their favorite felon Hillary Clinton. Jumping to support Carson plays right into the hands of those who want to see her as the next president.
It is all so simple.
The Democrat controlled media hates Republicans and hates Black “conservative” Republicans even more. Such people destroy their lies and make them look like the frauds they are.
It is precisely for this reason that it is not tactically wise to rally around Carson now that he is undergoing the media’s anal examination that was to be expected as he began to rise up the polls.
A dispassionate review of what Carson brings to the table, his lack of substantive ideas at best, bad ideas and crazy beliefs at worst, makes him the best hope the media has of electing their favorite felon. […]
Our future is on the line in this next election. If we choose to use our nomination as an exercise in breast beating piety and nominate Carson to prove we hate the media, but not Black people, we will be making a tragic mistake.
Carson would be eviscerated by a savagely biased media which will use his own words against him. They will not have to make things up. […]
They will “praise” him for his stance on a “pathway to citizenship” for illegal aliens that will be recognized by conservatives as code language for amnesty and rip into his support.
They will “praise his forward thinking” on putting the Nation of Islam in Chicago to patrol its street which will do enormous damage to his credibility.
They will take his every word and beat him over the head with it.
They will elect a felon and be celebrating on Election Night while Carson gets a forty state beating and Donald Trump is on a golf course somewhere.
This is what rallying to support Ben Carson will bring us.

From The American Conservative‘s national correspondent Michael Brendan Dougherty, “Ben Carson is political malpractice,” The Week, Nov. 9, 2015:

[T]here are plenty of reasons beyond the admissions office of West Point as to why … evangelicals should cease to back him. […]
This is a man who is not suited to be president of the United States. And he is a man who is ultimately reducing evangelical influence on our political culture.
Carson’s hands may be steady enough to separate conjoined twins, but he has an awkward feel for politics. He has only recently converted to conservative ideas on health care. His inability to reach for analogies beyond slavery or Nazism betrays an amateurish and shallow grasp of political ideas and history.
Instead of building a real campaign apparatus with millions in small-donor contributions, he’s building a churn-and-burn direct-mail operation. That’s a great project for keeping a few people busily employed in Reston, Virginia, and it will buy a mansion in McLean for an aging right-wing activist, but it won’t win the presidency. These are wasted resources. If building a real campaign is our test for the presidency, Carson is failing. […]
The name of the game in political influence is infiltration, institution building, and expertise. […] Carson is diverting monetary, emotional, and organizational resources away from the real long-term work of evangelical politics. He has no ideas to offer his party, which is in need of them. He has no political leadership skills for a culture that is desperate for them. He is pulling evangelical influence and resources away from candidates who can win, which ultimately enhances the grip of the more secular, more liberal Republican establishment. This is political malpractice.

~Eowyn

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The Christmas Thing

This morning when I checked my email, I found this from my friend, Kelleigh Nelson .   She said “I wrote this tonight…just thinking about everything and having gone riding to see all the decorations.  Tell me if you like it. 

 THE “CHRISTMAS THING”

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16 KJV
For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6, KJV, Handel’s Messiah
It’s Christmas, with all the joy and frenzy and shopping, and food, and family gathering, and it’s THE CELEBRATION OF OUR SAVIOUR’S BIRTH! Can you say Hallelujah! I love Christmas…I simply love it!
Baking
DSC01028Most of you know I own a wholesale commercial bakery and I’m very busy this time of year. In September I start baking Christmas cookies to be shipped all over the country. It is the part of my business that I enjoy the most. I love creating the cookies, buying the boxes, ribbon, and ornaments for packing, and sending them to all the folks that look forward to them every year. It’s a labor of love, and I enjoy this part of the Christmas preparations the most. That might sound crazy to some of you, but my great-great grandfather was a restaurateur, confectioner, and amazing baker in Philadelphia, PA. He also owned an ice cream shop along with his three restaurants. G. Byron Morse actually developed the pinafore bread that became the Hoagie bun. So, the baking gene runs in my blood. This, however, is not what Christmas is all about…yet, it too is a part of the joyous celebration and the joy of giving.
Christmas Cards
Christmas cards are special for me. Every year, the local Christian bookstore runs a 60% off sale on Christmas cards the day after Christmas. Since I’ve lived all over the country, we send out over 100 cards every year, and we want them to express the truth of why we celebrate the birth of Messiah. So, I’m there at 7 a.m. the morning after Christmas.
My sweet friends in Florida sent us a beautiful Christmas card this year that I want to share with you. Like the cards I choose, this one relays the essence of Christmas…it was the Christ child, born for us, to die on a cross for our sins, so we could approach the throne of God with the blood of Jesus having washed away our sins, gone, not just covered over, but gone. This card was so lovely in its message, I simply had to share it. So here it is:

JUST A LITTLE DONKEY

Just a Little Donkey

I hope the sentiment in this card touches your heart as it touched mine. It is the story of the King of Glory who humbled Himself to come to earth as a baby, to die on the Cross for all of us. The cards are special greetings to those we know and love who are brothers and sisters in the faith, and they are a part of Christmas, but not the full essence, just a part of the whole celebration of the King’s birth.
Decorations
There are not many places in America bereft of Christmas decorations, except perhaps Dearborn, Michigan. Many of the yards and windows of homes are adorned with lights and wreaths put up around Thanksgiving. Holley Gerth wrote about the wonderful Christmas Wreath:
Christmas-wreath
“The Christmas wreath is more than just a decoration…it’s a special reminder of Jesus, the reason for our celebration. The circle of a Christmas wreath is a never-ending ring, a reminder of eternal love from our Lord and King. The Christmas wreath is a sign of welcome, inviting all to enter in…a reminder of Christ’s invitation for all to come to Him. The middle of a Christmas wreath is a bare and empty space, a reminder of what life would be without Christ’s love and grace. So each time you see a Christmas wreath hanging from a door, may your heart rejoice in the One that Christmas is truly for!”
When I was a child, my mother and I would get on the train and go into Chicago to see the decorated store windows on State Street; Marshall Fields, Wieboldts, Carson, Pirie, Scott and Company, Goldblatts, and so many more. In the 1950s, there were amazing crèche displays in the store windows…and of course Santa and the reindeer. The crowds were enormous. Decorations were everywhere.
When I see all the homes alight with decorations, I think of them as candles on the Saviour’s birthday cake. This is another part of the celebration of Messiah’s birth, and it speaks to believers and non-believers…”We have lighted up our homes to celebrate the birth of the Saviour of the World.”
Shopping
Then there’s the shopping. Since I have owned my bakery for 23 years, my shopping has to be finished before Thanksgiving and ready to ship to out-of-town family the Monday after Thanksgiving. I really don’t like to shop during December, especially on the weekends, and I don’t do Black Fridays…not ever. Having said that, the joy of the celebration is in the majority of stores. The time goes quickly for employees when it’s busy and they all seem to be smiling and happy and saying, Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas. Of course I prefer Merry Christmas, but Happy Holidays is from the original, Happy Holy Days. So, when I’m wished “Happy Holidays,” I always answer them with, “Merry Christmas to you and Happy Holy Days!” This is the south and we’re in the buckle of the Bible Belt, so everyone smiles! Shopping is the part of Christmas where we buy gifts to give to our family, friends, and those less fortunate, to share the love of the Christ child whose birth we celebrate.
One of my wonderful Christian cyber buds sent me a short email of vast import. When you’re out doing the hectic last minute shopping thing, remember this story,

“Who Started This Christmas Stuff?”

A woman was out Christmas shopping with her two children. After many hours of looking at row after row of toys and everything else imaginable; and after hours of hearing both her children asking for everything they saw on those many shelves, she finally made it to the elevator with her two kids.
She was feeling what so many feel during the holiday season time of the year – overwhelming pressure to go to every party, every housewarming, taste all the holiday food and treats, getting that perfect gift for every single person on our shopping list, making sure we don’t forget anyone on our card list, and the pressure of making sure we respond to everyone who sent us a card.

Finally the elevator doors opened, and there was already a crowd in the car. She pushed her way into the car and dragged her two kids in with her and all the bags of stuff. When the doors closed, she couldn’t take it anymore and she stated, “Whoever started this whole Christmas thing should be found, strung up and shot.”

From the back of the car, everyone heard a quiet, calm voice respond, “Don’t worry, we already crucified Him.”

For the rest of the trip down in the elevator, it was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop.

This year, don’t forget to keep “the One who started this whole Christmas thing” in your every thought, deed and words. If we all did it, just think of how different this whole world would be.

It’s not simply the baking and cooking, it’s not the cards, or the decorations, it’s not the shopping, or the family gatherings, it’s all of these things! It’s because this is the month of the birthday celebration of the King of Glory, the Messiah.
Ahh, yes, the “Christmas thing.” The “Christmas thing” is Christ. The “Christmas thing” is the Saviour of the world, the “Christmas thing” is that He came and died for all of us, the “Christmas thing” is the joy in knowing that we have everlasting life because the perfect, sinless, creator of the world shed His blood for us, the “Christmas thing” is that God loves us so much that He sent His only begotten Son to die for us. The “Christmas thing” is that we are to celebrate His birth with joy, love, peace, kindness and gentleness. And we’re to share our reason for that joy!
So for the month of December…you might want to answer those who say Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas with a resounding, “Happy Birthday Jesus!” That’s the “Christmas thing!”     
published by permission of the author, Kelleigh Nelson

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God is Still on the Throne

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GOD IS STILL ON THE THRONE

  by Kelleigh Nelson                                                                                                             
I agree to this Constitution with all its faults, if they are such: because I think a General Government necessary for us, and there is no Form of Government but what may be a Blessing to the People if well-administered; and I believe farther that this is likely to be well administered for a Course of Years and can only end in Despotism as other Forms have done before it, when the People shall become so corrupted as to need Despotic Government, being incapable of any other.” Ben Franklin
It also gives us a very special, secret pleasure to see how unaware the people around us are of what is really happening to them.” Adolph Hitler
Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.Matthew 5:44-45 KJV
Author and Pulitzer Prize Winning journalist, Christ Hedges said, “We now live in a nation where doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the press destroys information, religion destroys morals, and our banks destroy the economy.” Of course, he is right.
The day after the election, my inbox was flooded and my phone rang off the hook. Everyone was depressed, disheartened and discouraged. They knew there wasn’t much difference between Willard Romney and Obama, but another four years of a President they considered a Marxist Muslim who is communizing America, was more than they could tolerate. Tears flowed in grief, and I fully understood. Some said they were going off radar…it was over.
What we are all forgetting is that GOD IS STILL ON THE THRONE and HE’S STILL IN CHARGE! He said, “But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.” Proverbs 1:33. Yes, it’s ugly and yes, it’s very bad for America, but our God loves His people. Let’s take a look at the real cause of this election.
The Reported Reasons Obama Won
One of the reasons is the dumbed down electorate who knows nothing of the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution’s Bill of Rights, much less who the candidates are or what they believe! Nevertheless, they have spoken, and we’re stuck with Ahab and Jezebel for another four years. There are two other obvious reasons I’ve heard most conservatives voice. One is voter fraud and the other is the entitlement mentality.
In a revelatory article on Fellowship of the Minds website, there is an explanation as to why the GOP will never challenge the vote fraud. Here’s what it says, “The Republican Party made an agreement 30 years ago with the Democrat Party NOT to ensure voting integrity and NOT to pursue suspected vote fraud.”
What? How can that be? Well, the story is more diverse than one would think, and all of it resulted from a lawsuit by the DNC against the RNC and the New Jersey Republican State Committee (RSC). The end result was the RNC and DNC making a Consent Decree 30 years ago in 1982. The agreement in effect gives a carte blanche to the Democrat Party to commit vote fraud in every voting district across America that has, in the language of the Consent Decree, “a substantial proportion of racial or ethnic populations.” The term “substantial proportion” is not defined. Do yourself a favor and read the article!
Romney was not wrong when he stated that 47 percent of the people would vote for Obama because they were the entitlement class. They believe the government has a responsibility to take care of them, they believe they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it.
Worse yet, they voted for this Marxist incumbent president, no matter what. These are the 47 percent of people who pay no income tax. In fact, in a recent debate between the film maker of 2016, Dinesh D’Souza, and Skeptic’s Michael Shermer, D’Souza explains the entitlement mentality quite well.

In a new book on the growth of government-funded entitlements in the US, political economist and globalist CFR member, Nicholas Eberstadt, points out that in 2010, no less than one-third of households received anti-poverty transfers while the poverty rate was less than half that (15.1 percent of the population) — and these households accounted for nearly half of all America’s children. Today, astonishingly for a wealthy country, half of all American families receive some kind of government benefit.
In fact, says Eberstadt, over the past 50 years, entitlement payments have “turned American governance upside down,” growing through good times and bad — and under Republican administrations as well as Democratic — from well under a third of the federal government’s outlays to two-thirds by 2010. Today, all the other responsibilities of government make up barely one-third of federal spending. I believe it’s far worse than what globalist Eberstadt reports, but that’s for another article.
Social Security and Medicare are not entitlements. The citizens of this country have paid into these funds all their working lives. This does not count the illegal aliens who receive benefits they are not eligible for, but were given by politicians buying their illegal votes. The reason those funds are bankrupt are many, but basically it is because these accounts have been transferred to the “general” fund and spent by our corrupt politicians, who have no regard for Constitutional limits. Of course, having said that, Social Security and Medicare are just as unconstitutional.
There are many other factors, Ron Paul’s treatment by the RNC, the failure of the Republicans to run a candidate the people would truly consider a conservative (think of Nixon, Ford, Bush, Dole, Bush Jr., McCain, Romney), no desire to vote for the “lesser of two evils,” and countless other subjective reasons. But, are any of these really the root cause?
The Real Reason Obama Won
Getting down to the nitty gritty reality of what has happened to our beloved country, the above reasons are valid on the surface, but are not the real reasons for our country’s demise.
We are no longer a nation blessed by God. How can any of us believe in our hearts that God’s Hand would continue to bless a nation who murders its unborn? We are, after all, a culture of death! We have Bill Maher saying, “We need to promote death.” We have Bill Gates saying we need to depopulate through vaccines and health care. How can we believe God would continue to bless a nation who has kicked Him and prayer out of every public function? How can we believe God would bless America when she fails to follow any of the precepts of His Word? And how can we expect God to bless America when we have a President who has turned his back on our only friend in the Middle East, Israel?
Genesis 12:1-3 is part of the unconditional Abrahamic Covenant to Israel that so few people truly understand. God said, “Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”
We have been blessed with Messiah Jesus from the genealogical line of King David. Those families who accept Jesus as their Saviour, knowing He died for their sins, are the families of the earth who are blessed. Please, all you anti-Semites, don’t bother sending me your hate mail. God’s Word is still true.
The reasons our nation is no longer the land of the free and the home of the brave are legion, but the bottom line is our faith in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and His Son, our Messiah, the King of Glory, Jesus. We have abrogated our first love, and in turning our backs on God, His Hand of blessing is lifted. When we have College Students Cheering for Karl Marx, Socialism and Barack Obama, it is obvious we have failed to bring them the truth. Dave Jolly wrote in Godfather Politics that this was a Romans 1 election, and I have to agree with him.
Where are the Christians?
In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus uses a parable to urge his followers to “occupy” (Luke 19:13, KJV) until he returns. Christians are not to be passive spectators in society’s culture. While our primary task is the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 16:15, Acts 1:8), we are to engage the culture at all levels, advancing moral principles and seeking to restrain evil. Today’s church, no matter the denomination, has failed! The 1800s were the Missionary Age, and Christians believed the world was being won for Christ. The 1900s ushered in the Age of Apostasy and we have declined in morality and Biblical truth ever since. Our responsibility includes being “salt of the earth” and “light of the world” in the public square and the corridors of government. (Matthew 5:13-14). This is how Christians prevent governments from becoming evil! Yet, we are silent!
Even in the case of flawed, corrupt, and evil governments, Christians are expected to adhere to Biblical principles, (I Timothy 2:1-2), (Romans 13:1-7), (Matthew 22:21), and (Romans 13:1-7, I Peter 2:17). However, they are not to take part in evil actions themselves and may, under certain circumstances, resort to civil disobedience (Acts 5:29). The Reverend David L. Ricken, Bishop of Green Bay, spoke the truth in a letter to his parishioners. The Bishops of the Catholic Church are standing against the government mandate to act against their teachings forced on them by Obama care. Where is the outcry from the rest of the Christian churches? Christians are encouraged to speak truth to power, as the prophet Nathan did to King David (II Samuel 12:7) and John the Baptist did with Herod Agrippa (Matthew 14:3-5). The pastors seem silent and so does the body of Christ.
What We Can and Should Do
We live in a time that can easily become turbulent and destructive to many American citizens and their families. If we want to be that “salt and light” God called us to be, this is the time! Wisdom is God given, not the result of mere human effort or ability. It is available to us through God’s Word. The beginning of a new year is upon us. I’ve found great comfort and wisdom in reading the Bible chronologically. Here is a two page chronological plan you can put in your Bible. If you know the truth, it will set you free.
Our nation needs to be on her knees in repentance to God and pleading for His mercy. Our people are following false gods, still living on the remnants of the blessings we once had thinking things will never change. Dancing With the Stars, sports, the latest movies, all of them are still more important to our people than the King of Glory, our Messiah.
As times in this country change, those of us who know the Saviour have the greatest opportunity on earth to spread the gospel…to do our primary task of the Great Commission and to bring more into the fold to know Him. This is what we can and must do!
Pray for our country, pray for our leaders (even if you’re praying David’s imprecatory psalms), read your Bible daily, talk to your friends about the Saviour of the world, and tell them what He’s done for you. Prepare for grave situations, buy and store items you may need, not only your family, but for others who may be in need. In doing so, you’ll have an opportunity to speak to them about Jesus as Saviour.
Stay on top of what is happening in the political realm as well. This is not the time to go into hiding.  “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
Posted with author’s permission
~LTG

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Biking for Babies – Alternative to the OWS Crowd

Here’s the feel good story of the day!  It really makes me want to sign up to see their documentary.  ~LTG
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H/T  Roger Fredinburg and Kelleigh Nelson

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