Is This a ‘David’?

This is huge.

Why? Because a mild mannered man, a public servant for most of his life, is humbly and NON-VIOLENTLY announcing where, when and how, he will draw a line in the sand.

Chris Briels, Harney County Fire Chief Resigns.
FBI Caught Posing As Militia At Local Armory

Who will stand with people like this? People who will be called “armed militia” types, to be sure. Harney County fire chief resigns, sides with armed protesters (Do you see the “armed protesters?” Neither do I.)

This is why it is vitally important for every individual to know where they stand, and WHO they stand with. If you don’t personally know your local representatives, especially those in law enforcement, now is the time to get to know them.

If you don’t know your neighbors, and where they stand on issues as fundamental as freedom and liberty, now is the time to get to know them.

Men like Mr. Briels are going to begin coming to the front, locally. Will you know them well enough to stand with them?

Change begins in the mirror.

Change begins by first looking in the mirror and saying, “I will stand, I will speak and I will act.”

“We need to do something,” will guarantee that nothing will get done, and tyranny will prevail. Quit searching for leaders to save us. Unless that one person you are looking for, is looking in the mirror and committing his or her Life, Fortune and Sacred Honor to the cause of freedom, you will never find that leader.

Where does the person in the mirror stand?

Indignation Meeting under Liberty Tree, Boston

We see these words every day. We write these words every day. And… We proclaim ourselves cowards every time WE proclaim with appropriate indignant self-righteousness:

Americans need to do ‘this-and-such’ to turn this country around.”

“If we don’t stop illegal immigrants…”

Until you and I are willing to personally stand up, as the founders did, on our founding, God ordained principles and pledge our “Lives, our Fortunes and our Sacred Honor” there is little we can hope for in our representatives doing anything differently than they are doing now.

Our future is in YOUR hands… and MINE.

Memes, rants and quotes by anonymous people, even dead patriots, accomplish nothing; other than to comfort the enemies of Freedom. Sharing a particular meme, no matter the good intention, does nothing to counter an enemy who DOES in real life.

The person in YOUR mirror must be willing to physically stand at the Liberty Tree and publicly pledge YOUR Life, YOUR Fortune and YOUR Sacred Honor for the cause of Liberty. Only then will you find the Leaders and heroes you are looking for… in the mirror.

Calling for others to take a stand for your country’s soul, is a coward’s journey.

BbBennett IWS

So… You Moved to Babylon

Guest blog post by Monica Boyer

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Read her full essay here: http://www.monicaboyer.com/so-you-moved-to-babylon/

Monica gets it. She knows that we are coming closer and closer to our personal “Daniel” moments. Are we, as Patriots, as Christians, as Americans, going to take a stand on the principles we believe in? Or are we going to compromise, try to conform, fit in and get along? Only YOU can answer that question.

I suggest we all take a moment to look in the mirror and figure out where, when and how we will stand when the time comes. Don’t be taken by surprise. And most important: Don’t hope that someone else will take the lead for us.

From Monica’s essay:

Friends we have a choice. Our country has turned its face from God. We feel the first pricks of persecution. They hurt, but we have a choice. We can hide, we can conform, or we can obey God. I choose obedience.

I want a Daniel Spirit. I want the courage of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. Things are going to get rough. I’ve spoken many times about what is coming to this nation. Your jobs will be impacted, your churches, your families. Nothing will be left untouched by this new Babylon.  Through all of it, choose to live in freedom of obedience.

Don’t twist the Scripture to fit the culture. Live beyond the culture. Don’t hide your life. Shine your light. Live loudly. Live boldly, Live courageously. Live Faithfully.

 

Nazis vs Islam

The Next Greatest Generation

I am sickened. I am physically ill. Anyone who looks at that picture, and doesn’t see the evil that is about to repeat itself across the globe, makes me sick.

Now that I am 53-ish, I think I am old enough to safely look back at history with a properly jaundiced and cynical eye. I’m still young enough to be clear-headed. I’m told that I’ve got a few years before dementia sinks in. So I better get to writing.

Did I mention I’m sickened? My heart aches at the realization that I am probably part of the generation that will be known as the ones who had their heads in the sand. We are the generation who thought we knew what “Never Again” meant. We were the last generation to actually see and study the horror that was, Democratic Socialism under Hitler… Nazism. We grew up during the Cold War, and we knew the price of totalitarianism in all its forms… Death. At least I thought we did.

We have no excuse; and yet…. We saw the film clips; and yet…. We saw the documentaries, wrote the reports and research papers in school, about the horrors of totalitarianism in all its forms; and yet…. Many of us said, “Never Again…” )though certainly with less enthusiasm than the generation before us;) and yet… here we are, turning our heads.

NO! We are actually staring into the face of evil in our time AND DOING NOTHING.

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Open your eyes!

Hundreds if not thousands of Christian men, women and children are being killed every day because of their faith. Gays are being killed because they are infidels. Muslim women are being killed and sold into sex slavery for hundreds of reasons… and no reason.

Warning_ChildFrom the president on down… we are failing. America is failing. All it seems we are doing, is leaving a mess for our children to clean up; just like the generation before World War II, we are (hopefully) going to raise another “Greatest Generation.”

They… our children… will hopefully be known as, the Greatest Generation. We will think we must have taught them something worthwhile, but we will be wrong. Our children will look back on our generation and say:

“We stood up and did what had to be done, in SPITE of what your generation taught us. You didn’t stand for good over evil. You equivocated. You stared at your navels and you sued people who offended you, while millions died in the name of a “religion” YOU called peaceful. Your generation sickens me.”

God, please forgive our blindness and lack of courage. And bless the our children. Raise up a generation of Davids and Gideons. Give our children strength, power, courage and wisdom. Heavenly Father, raise up our Next Greatest Generation.

Never Forget 9-11: Thirteen Years

IWS Profile PicListening to Glenn Beck this morning, is making my heart ache. I remember 9/11/2001.

Thirteen years ago.

I heard an alert on the radio, ran downstairs and turned on the television. After what seemed like hours of stunned silence, I saw the second plane hit the towers and waited for the anchors, watching live, to process what was going on. See… up to that point, they (we) were watching a horrible accident — a plane had somehow gone astray, malfunctioned, and accidentally hit the World Trade Towers.

Now that I look back on it, I believe I processed exactly what was happening, long before the television heads watching live with me, figured it out. We were under attack.

I called my two oldest children downstairs and we all watched in horror. I explained what I thought we were seeing. I answered questions as best I could. When the kids wanted to go do something else, I let them. I just sat there and watched, knowing our world will no longer be the same.

I prayed.

Last night, President Obama said that we will be going BACK into Iraq to push back ISIS/ISIL. On the day before the anniversary of 9/11, when thousands of aliens of unknown nationality are pouring over the borders, when we are being warned of more “chatter” about attacks on American soil… our president commits to more meddling in the Middle East, and, by the way, ISIL isn’t an extremist Muslim group.

So this morning, what else can I do? I reflect on what I know to be true, and what I know to be a lie. I ponder what it may mean to me and my family for me to take a stand for a principle or idea today, that might become politically incorrect tomorrow. And I pray for our nation.

I pray that my children, too young at the time, to understand what was really happening; what was–and is–at stake in the battle against good and evil….

I pray that they will not be as complacent as we were on September TENTH, 2001. I pray that they will not falter and succumb to the lie that is political correctness. Intellectual slavery, you go by the initials, P.C.

I pray that my children (and your children) will become aware, bold and strong in their faith, their convictions, and instilled with a firm reliance on the Divine Providence that blessed this country at its founding.

I pray that we, the parents, the ones responsible for raising the next generation of Americans, can muster the strength that only God can provide, and pledge our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor to protecting and defending our great nation, for our posterity.

I pray … God bless America.

On this alone, I Will Stand.

What Does IWS Mean?

When people ask me what IWS means, I say it means “I Will Stand.” This of course begs the question, “What am I taking a stand on?”

Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor.

It’s actually simple: I read the words of our founders and the writers of the Constitution, and they all believed in one idea; Liberty for all, by seating the power of self-governance in the hands of THE PEOPLE, not in the hands of rulers.

To that end our Founding Fathers pledged their LIVES, their FORTUNES and their SACRED HONOR. They took a principled stand, so that their posterity (us) could live free.

I admire people like that. How about you? I have made the decision to live by, the simple principles that were the philosophical building blocks — the foundation — of the Constitution. These ideas were so important, a small percentage of the then population of America (around 30% or so) decided that it was worth standing up and defending, promoting, discussing and most importantly, worth fighting for. As for me… I Will Stand with those guys.

In my opinion, it would be dishonorable to be someone who stands against the principles that founded this nation. However, you are free to do so. You are free to do and say whatever you want. You can have principles based on the ideas of others, or you can make up your own. Really. I’m okay with that.

All I ask, is that you be honest with yourself, and others. Be truthful about what you stand for. What are your core principles? Where do YOU stand? And if you stand firmly against the principles that founded this nation (thus against the principles I hold dear) then KNOW THIS: Based on history, I know that I will not be the one who demands that YOU be denied your freedom, liberty or even your LIFE, because of what you believe. I’m pretty sure it will be the other way around. Just like it was for the founders.

I can live with that. Can you?