ARE GOD AND ALLAH THE SAME?

The Ventura County Interfaith Community released a statement asserting what they call some “truths” about Islam that screams for a reply. http://www.vcstar.com/opinion/columnists/lotker-morris-patel-and-soyster-a-statement-by-muslim-christian-and-jewish-leaders-27fa52e8-8943-5f1-363944611.html

The first “truth” they assert is that Muslims, Christians and Jews worship the same God. That’s a lovely idea but yelling “Allah Akbar” as they behead 21 Christians on a Libyan beach is not what the God I worship would condone. Nor would the God I worship reward such barbarism with 72 virgins in heaven.

In order to believe Muslims worship the same God Christians and Jews worship, one would have to believe God told Muslims to kill infidels at the same time he told Christians and Jews, “Thou shalt not kill” and to “love thy neighbor as thyself”. The Qur’an requires ALL to convert to Islam or die. I’m not a Biblical scholar but if there is a passage in the Bible that says all must convert to Christianity or die, I’m not aware of it. The God I worship doesn’t say those who insult Jesus must die. I don’t believe the Torah demands all convert to Judaism, pay a heavy tax to become a second class citizen or die.

Qur’an 9:123 says “Murder those of the disbelievers and let them find harshness in you.” Qur’an 2:191 says “Kill them wherever you find them and drive them out from wherever they drove you out.” Qur’an 2:193 says “Fight them on until there is no more tumult and religion becomes that of Allah.” Qur’an 48:29 says, “Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. And those with him are hard (ruthless) against the disbelievers and merciful among themselves.” I’m not aware of any such passages in the Bible or Torah.
Omar Ahmed, Chairman of CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) said this, “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Qur’an should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth.”

It’s no secret the intent of the caliphate is world dominance of Islam. To ignore that truth is not naïve, it’s suicidal. 2009 World Wide Opinion Poll showed 83% of Palestinian Muslims, 62% Jordanian Muslims, and 61% of Egyptian Muslims approve of Jihadist attacks on Americans. 38% of American Muslims say ISIS beliefs are Islamic and correct. One third of American Muslims agree that violence against those who insult Muhammad or the Qur’an is acceptable.

The second “truth” they assert is that Islam, Christianity and Judaism all mandate peace and cite the Golden Rule as proof. The Qur’an has a similar saying. And, yes, the Qur’an also says killing one man is the same as killing all mankind. However, that applies to Muslims only, not unbelievers or infidels. Sorry, it’s not the same at all.

Their third “truth” is that those who murder in the name of Islam are perverting the religion just as those who murder abortionists in the name of Christianity are perverting Christianity. This is a false comparison. Those who murder infidels in the name of Islam are not extremists they are orthodox Muslims. They are not perverting Islam, they are following it to the letter. I have already cited several passages that instruct them to kill non-believers but there are many, many more and nowhere are they revoked, reversed or amended.

The Hadith backs those commands up as well. Bukhari 52:177 says, “The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. ‘O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.’” Ibn Ishaq/Hishan 992 says, “Fight everyone in the way of Allah and kill those who disbelieve in Allah.”

Anyone who has killed abortionists in the name of Christianity is perverting Christianity. There is nothing in the Bible that suggests or condones murder.
The Ventura County Interfaith community may believe Muslims worship the same God as Christians and Jews but Muslims don’t. If they did they wouldn’t call Christians and Jews “unbelievers” and “infidels”.
The fourth “truth” they discuss is in response to the constant question of why Muslims don’t condemn the terrorists. Their answer is that Muslim authorities have condemned the actions of ISIS in a letter to Baghdadi (ISIS leader) dated September 14, 2014. The letter was sent by 126 leaders and scholars of Islam (later 49 others joined them). That’s all well and good, however, in 2014 there were more than 2 Billion Muslims worldwide. 175 Muslims sending a letter to Baghdadi is hardly earthshattering. I’ve seen many pictures and videos of thousands of Muslims marching in the streets calling for the beheading of infidels or those who insult Muhammad but I have never seen thousands of Muslims marching in the streets to denounce the actions of ISIS or Al Qaeda or Hezbollah, etc. When I see thousands I might be convinced but one letter from 175…..in 2014, when we’ve been under siege for decades? Not so much.
To understand Islam we need to understand “taqiyya” the obligation to lie to protect Islam. I don’t believe that is a Christian or Jewish obligation. We must also understand the Three Stages of Jihad. The First Stage is when Islam is in small numbers, they are to live peacefully among the infidels. The Second Stage is when the Muslim population has grown, they start making demands for Sharia law, hala food, official recognition of their religious holidays, etc. The Third Stage is when they become a majority and have political power they demand infidels leave (and leave their homes, businesses and belongings), pay a tax every year to be second class citizens with few rights or……die.
The fifth point was, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”, suggesting those who warn of the incompatibility of Islam with the Western way of life, rule of law and Judeo/Christian values are fear mongering. I’m sorry but when someone you’ve worked with for years and recently honored with a baby shower comes in to a Christmas party, blows away 14 of your friends, and wounds 21 others, that’s not fear mongering. The belief that if we’re loving, understanding and accepting they won’t murder us is unrealistic. Self preservation is one of our strongest instincts and our God gave it to us for a reason.
The Ventra Interfaith community statement reminds me a an old movie, “War of the Worlds” where the kindly old scientist walks toward the spaceship telling them we are their friends and they have nothing to fear…………and they incinerate him with a death ray.

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OPEN LETTER TO IOWA’S GOVERNOR BRANDSTAD

Dear Governor Branstad,

Last week you told the citizens of Iowa to vote for anyone but Ted Cruz. Why was that, Governor?

Let me start by saying that I have great admiration for the people of Iowa. My favorite member of Congress is Iowan Congressman Steve King. I’ve always considered Iowans as being good, salt of the earth, God fearing Americans……..you know, the kind who cling to their guns and their Bibles……as do I.

What is one of the greatest complaints from grass roots voters, both Republican and Democrat? Isn’t it “Wall Street” and “crony capitalism”? What is wrong with both has been caused by government intervention. The government creates laws and regulations that stifle competition and enrich those in government favor. And, let’s be honest, subsidies are bribes. The government bribes you to do something you had no inclination to do. Consumers haven’t been demanding ethanol be added to their gasoline. In fact, when I googled ethanol one of the first sites listed was the locations of “ethanol free” gas stations.

But apparently, Governor Branstad, you don’t mind the government picking winners and losers as long as you’re one of the winners. You want anyone but Ted Cruz because he had the integrity to not pander to the Iowan farmers who are being subsidized to grow corn for ethanol. Cruz admitted his position may not be popular in Iowa but that subsidies are wrong for the free market, food prices and world hunger.

A 2005 study done by Cornell University researcher, David Pimental, found growing corn and converting it into ethanol used 29% MORE energy than the fuel generated. Ethanol produces 34% lower energy than gasoline. And as we know ethanol is a solvent that dissolves rubber, plastic, even aluminum.

You are a Republican, Governor Branstad. Republicans are supposed to stand for free markets and limited government. How do ethanol subsidies represent either?
Why would any Republican support taxpayers subsidizing something they don’t want, that corrodes their engines, drives up food prices and limits food production?
Do you not realize those subsidies are borrowed money that our children, grandchildren, great grandchildren….and their children, will be paying for? Our children will be living with less because of the excessive spending of this generation.

If a product can’t survive in the free market, it shouldn’t. The government is bribing people to support a product they don’t want should be abhorrent to every Republican. You disappoint me, Governor.

Sincerely,
Michael Greer

http://www.renewables-info.com/drawbacks_and_benefits/ethanol_fuel_advantages_and_disadvantages.html

http://environment.about.com/od/ethanolfaq/f/ethanol_problem.htm

http://www.fuel-testers.com/ethanol_fuel_disadvantages.html

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DO YOU WANT TO LIVE IN A PRE-INDUSTRIAL WORLD?

Our President just signed a climate treaty in Paris he said is the “best chance to save the planet”.…..by reducing CO2 to pre-industrial levels.

You must, first, assume man COULD destroy the planet, which I don’t. The very same people who tell us man is no more significant than an ant, also tell us man could destroy the planet by exhaling. The people who shut down family farming in the San Joaquin Valley in order to protect a bait fish, are telling us we must stop raising cattle because they fart too much. We don’t need to protect cattle that provide food and leather but bait fish, moths, and polar bears are to be protected at any cost. Aren’t all indigenous to the planet…….isn’t man? If all creatures are equal, why aren’t cattle equal to bait fish?

Let’s start by pointing out what Secretary of State Kerry said at the Paris Climate Change Conference. He said no matter what we do it won’t effect temperature in any significant way. http://www.stridentconservative.com/john-kerry-admits-global-warming-deniers-are-right/ Plus the fact that America has some of the lowest carbon emissions. http://www.livescience.com/49196-nasa-satellite-oco2-carbon-maps.html

So, in spite of making no difference in temperature, and in spite of us being one of the lowest carbon emitters, we are going to kill America’s economy and reduce our standard of living to pre-industrial levels. Do you have any idea what “pre-industrial CO2 levels” mean?

You are aware that before industrialization (that brought us GREAT prosperity) we heated our homes with fireplaces. Most cities have banned using fireplaces, so how are you going to heat your home when energy prices “skyrocket”? Large buildings and lavish homes had coal burning furnaces. Do you not think the smoke from fireplaces and coal burning furnaces caused more air pollution than we have now? We actually have cleaner air NOW than we did then because our prosperity allowed the general public to own appliances that don’t pollute. May I remind you, CO2 is NOT a pollutant, it is a natural nutrient necessary for life. If they banned oxygen people would revolt because they know they can’t live without it, but, apparently, they don’t understand that without CO2 there is no oxygen. For all intents and purposes, the Marxists HAVE banned oxygen.

Lets think about what this climate treaty will mean to our lives. There was no air-conditioning in pre-industrial America. Do you really want to live without air-conditioning? Or refrigeration? They are talking about banning Freon. Do you want to go back to “ice boxes”? But to what end when it has already been established that it won’t effect the temperature? More people die from lack of air-conditioning or heating than any effect the warmers say high levels of CO2 might have.

Before industrialization we traveled by horseback or horse drawn wagons and buggies. That wouldn’t be allowed now either. And when we did, we had horse manure and urine all over the streets. Even when it was swept up, there was plenty left in the dust we breathed in and tracked into buildings and homes. But at least we could travel where and when we pleased. We increased life expectancy by 20 to 30 years since the industrial revolution because industrialization allowed us to live in a cleaner environment.

You are aware that pre-industrial would mean no cars, aren’t you? We will be forced to use public transportation. I recall walking or using public transportation until I was 21, when I bought my first car. I can’t tell you how often my life was in danger walking home after work in the dark. Or, when I moved farther away, how much fun it was taking more than an hour bus trip to work for what would be a 10 minute trip by car and arriving 45 minutes early. How about bring home groceries by bus? Ah, yes, something to really look forward to.

You may have noticed that nearly ALL the construction that has been going on the last ten years or more has been to build “multi-purpose” buildings along our main streets. These buildings have commercial space on the first floor and apartments above. BTW, many of these buildings have no parking for tenants. This is the plan for us all. If you live in the suburbs and work in the city, you won’t for long. You might start watching, “Tiny House Nation” to see how we’ll be living because the UN thinks 700 square feet is enough.

What do you think pre-industrial will mean to travel? Do you think there will be as much plane travel? Do you think you’ll be able to afford it? Energy will cost too much for most of us to be able to travel. The Climate Change Conference attendees bragged that this would mean the end of fossil fuels….as if that is something to desire. However, it really only applies to Western countries because the greatest users of fossil fuels, China and India, have no intention of reducing their use of fossil fuels. And the only reason poor countries agreed to the treaty was because they were promised millions or billions to do so. It is projected to cost Western countries $16.5 TRILLION by 2030. http://junkscience.com/2015/12/climate-deal-price-tag-16-5-trillion/ That will do nothing but redistribute the wealth of the Western countries to the rest of the world. It will do nothing to reduce the temperature, although I guarantee you the temperature will go down because we’ve had warming and cooling periods since the beginning of time. Hmmm, wasn’t one of the goals of Agenda 21 to redistribute wealth worldwide in the name of social justice? Good job, Globalists.

What I still don’t understand is why any of us want to live like this or are willing to give up our wealth, standard of living and progress. I’ve said this before but it deserves repeating, cheap, abundant energy is the life’s blood of the economy. Wind and solar are not going to replace fossil fuels anytime in the near future, and certainly not by 2030 when they want them banned. I don’t understand why anyone, even Marxists, want their children to live with less than they did.

Hang on, folks, we’re in for a VERY bumpy ride.

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WHO WE ARE

I don’t want to hear another lecture from this President on who we are. He has no idea who we are. We certainly aren’t who he says we are.

He didn’t grow up in the continental United States. His formative years were spent in Indonesia. His introduction to religion was Islam. He grew up surrounded by Marxists. His understanding of Christianity came from Rev. Wright who said he didn’t know if the President was ever converted.

We’ve never been a “politically correct” country. We are a free speech, tell it like it is, country…….even if it offends someone because it is impossible to speak the truth and not offend someone. And it’s impossible to make informed choices unless you know the TRUTH. Political correctness denies the truth. This was made abundantly clear when the neighbors of the San Bernardino terrorists said they had been so concerned by their suspicious behavior they wanted to report it to authorities. However, they didn’t because they were afraid they would be accused of racial profiling. They didn’t want to be labeled bigots.

I’ve never accepted political correctness. I’ve been saying for years that politically correctness will KILL us and recent events prove that’s true. I will not be politically correct so let’s begin with this. This is a white, Judeo-Christian majority country….at least for now. This administration is trying their best to “fundamentally transform America” by bringing in as many illegal aliens (yes, they’re called ILLEGAL ALIENS) and “refugees” from the Middle East as possible. There is nothing wrong or evil for wanting to maintain a white Judeo-Christian majority. There is nothing wrong with wanting to preserve your culture, traditions, rule of law and political system. We have always been accepting of diversity but to import millions of people whose culture is the antithesis of ours is insanity.

We’re told now that the oldest Constitution in the world, that created the most successful, freest, richest country in the world is to be dismissed because it was written by “old white men”. Never mind the results, it if was written by white men it doesn’t count. And PLEASE, someone tell me what in the Constitution is racist? “All men are created equal”? Is that racist? What in the Constitution prevents anyone of any race or color from succeeding?

I’ll tell you who we are, Mr. President. We’re fiercely independent people. We are pioneers, explorers, and inventors. We believe in the Rule of Law. We’re tolerant, generous people. We are the first on the scene of any disaster. We’re courageous and hard working. We sailed across an ocean to a land we’d never seen and crossed it in covered wagons. We built cities and businesses. We invented miraculous things that made life better and longer.

We are NOT dependent children who need a “safe space” to protect us from reality. We are NOT racists or bigots. Nor are we stupid. We know the “I” in ISIS stands for Islam. We know “gun free zones” are shooting galleries for terrorists and crazies. We know a good man with a gun can stop a bad man with a gun from committing “mass shootings”. We know ISIS is NOT “contained”. We know they’re not the “JV team”. We know Islam is not the religion of peace. We know when he refers to ISIS as ISIL he is acknowledging their control of the entire area, not just Iraq and Syria. And we know this President is not keeping our country safe because he won’t recognize Islam is at war with us.

Tashfeen Milak passed the “vetting system” this administration has in place, so to say Syrian refugees will be vetted is not comforting to us…..because, again, we’re not stupid. Accepting all who want to come here isn’t “who we are”. We had no immigration from 1928 to 1964, until Ted Kennedy changed our immigration laws. We had no immigration during those years to assimilate those who had come. Our laws were to bring in people that filled OUR needs not the needs of the immigrant and BTW, that is the immigration policy of every other nation. Kennedy changed that to “family unification” and restarted immigration, which we’ve come to believe can’t be stopped. But it can, especially when it is for self preservation.

This President tells us we’re in no danger as 14 people are murdered at a Christmas party by someone they believed was a moderate Muslim. Speaking in France (where 130 people were murdered a few weeks ago) he tells us these mass shootings don’t happen in any other countries. He tells us Climate Change is the greatest threat we face in the future while Islamists are killing people NOW!

When every terrorist attack has been committed by Islamists, this President adds Imams to the military Chaplin corps, Islamists to government positions, removes any reference of Islam from military and intelligence manuals and lectures us frequently to be accepting of Islam. He lectures us about demonizing “good Muslims” while he demonizes good gun owners, good Christians, and good Americans as he works to remove our Constitutional right to free speech, free expression of religion and gun ownership. He shows no concern for the demonization of Christianity or Judaism. Although, 57% of Hate Crimes are committed against Jews and anti-semitism is growing, he chastises us for being anti-Muslim. He makes no mention of Christians being beheaded, burned alive and drowned in the name of Islam. And he condemns Americas as being arrogant, racist, Islamaphobs, clinging to our guns and Bibles.

This President won’t even identify the enemy as “radical Islam”. Actually, I wouldn’t either. They aren’t “radical” they are orthodox. They are devout believers in the literal interpretation of the Quran. Our concern about bringing in more “refugees” from the Middle East isn’t “Islamaphobic” it’s common sense…….logic, reason, critical thinking, wisdom, if you will. At the risk of being politically incorrect, may I remind us that only a small percent of Germans were Nazi’s, but the Germans who were not Nazi’s did nothing to prevent the slaughter of millions of Jews, did they?

With helpless people being targeted in “gun free zones” this President tells us we need fewer guns. He tells us we need to learn from France and Australia….which, we know, is gun confiscation, though he won’t say it. France has the strongest gun laws in the world. Guns have been confiscated from all citizens. Police don’t even carry guns. Did that prevent 130 helpless people from being gunned down by terrorists? People willing to give up their guns are expecting the police to protect them. How can unarmed policemen protect them from terrorists?

Yes, Mr. President, we are people who cling to our guns and our Bibles and will continue to do so because…… THAT’S who we are.

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THE ANTIDOTE

The inmates have taken over the asylum at the University of Missouri. And, though the protests are based on unproven accusations, the virus is spreading to other colleges. It’s a head scratcher that one of the young men claiming oppression is the student body president who was elected by the 93% White student body and was also chosen Homecoming King (a popularity contest). Another oppressed student’s father makes $8.4 million a year. And, apparently, the incident that caused the chaos was only seen by one student and there was no sign of it when investigated. Students forced the resignation of the President and Chancellor of the University because they didn’t do enough about the non-proven racial oppression. I don’t think my suspicion that there is an organized effort to create racial unrest in this country is unfounded.

It is impossible to go through life without being offended. Because people are different with different goals, different backgrounds, different points of view, they are offended by different things. Personally, I’m offended by the entire “White Privilege” meme. News Flash: We ALL have obstacles to overcome. We ALL have people who don’t like us for reasons known only to them. You may face different obstacles than someone else faces, but theirs are no less daunting than yours. When White people fail they have to examine what they did to contribute to their failure and because failure is a learning experience, they examine what to do to avoid it in the future. Most successful people have failed more than once. But Blacks have an out, they have been encouraged to believe any failure is due to White oppression. Therefore, there is no need for self examination, it’s replaced by anger and resentment.

As this is unfolding I am reading Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson’s new book, “The Antidote”. To say this book is a must read is not sufficient. This book should be used as a text book in all our schools. Peterson’s book discusses the elephant in the room, the real reason for the anger in the Black community, particularly in young Black men. He meticulously covers the reason for the anger and how Black leaders have manipulated and misdirected this anger for their own purposes.

Peterson speaks of his own childhood on a plantation in the Jim Crow South. When he was born Blacks had strong, intact families and Christian values. Kids were taught respect and moral values. In those days it was shameful to have a baby out of wedlock and when Peterson’s mother became pregnant his father refused to accept paternity or marry his mother. Though she found another man to marry before Peterson’s birth, she held resentment against Peterson’s father nearly all her life. His mother’s resentment toward his father manifested itself in a coldness toward their son. Shortly after marrying, she and her new husband moved away and left Peterson to be raised by his grandmother.

Peterson grew up angry. It’s an anger too many fatherless boys grow up with. This isn not unique to the Black community but it is more prevalent. But rather than address the reasons for the breakdown of the family and the 70% single parent birthrate in the Black community, Black leaders and schools, with the support of the Liberal media, tell Blacks that the anger they feel is due to White opression and racism. It’s an easy sell and it relieves them from any self examination. It also leads to the hatred of everything White, the Constitution, the Rule of Law, education, dressing appropriately, speaking properly, etc. A lack of respect for those things greatly reduces their job prospects. Anyone who suggests this could be a problem, is called racist and shouted down.

Jesse Lee did a great deal of footnoted research into the backgrounds of Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin, both angry young men raised in fatherless homes, and he continues with Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Joe Frazier, Mohammed Ali, Malcolm X, Tookie Williams, Tupac Shakur, O.J. Simpson, and many other well known Black men. All raised in fatherless homes and all spoke of the anger they had because of it. Most were also raised by angry mothers. Many abandoned altogether by distant, substance abusing mothers and raised by grandmothers. When a mother hates the father of her child, the message the child gets is that she hates part of them. Women can’t teach a boy how to become a man. And these boys never learn to be a man or how to treat a woman as they’ve never have an example to learn from.

When, up until the 60’s, the percentage of Black children being raised by married parents was greater than the average but now more than 70% of children are born to single women, and when Black unemployment was low and Black children were respectful in school and now the opposite is true, it would be productive to examine what happened that resulted in such a drastic change. Before the 60’s we had slavery and Jim Crow laws and yet Blacks were married, employed, and more successful as a whole than they are today. There was more White oppression during Jim Crow years, so what happened?

As long as Blacks refuse to examine what happened since the 60’s and refuse to do any self examination nothing will change. Jesse Lee points out that most young Black men have had no reliable man to guide them, protect them, teach them and discipline them when they needed it and it isn’t likely there was even such a man in their neighborhood……for generations. It’s no surprise they are angry. They see families with fathers and know what they are missing. Whether or not they would admit it, they know that’s the natural order of things.

But change did happen for Jesse Lee. He looked in the mirror and didn’t like what he saw. He turned to God and asked God to take the anger from him. He stopped blaming anyone or anything for the despair he felt. Jesse Lee says we all need love but hate separates you from God and without God you can’t love. Our founders, even those who were atheists or agnostics, understood without the belief that our rights come from God, not man, without belief in the laws of nature and nature’s God, we wouldn’t be able to keep our Republic. Just as we need God, the father, in our lives, families need a father in their lives. If we are to survive as a nation, we need to examine why they are missing.

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RALLY AMERICA

Elise Richmond is a talk radio host in the Palm Springs area. Her show is on Sundays, 9am to 11am, on 94.3 FM. This Saturday she hosted a speaker series entitled, “Rally America” at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage.

The first speaker was Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson. Peterson is an outspoken critic of the Civil Rights establishment. He is the founder of BOND, a nationally recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to “Rebuilding the Family by Rebuilding the Man”.
He also founded the BOND Academy, a private school for at risk kids. Peterson is a talk show host, and a commentator on Fox News, CNN and other national radio and television networks.

Peterson spoke of growing up without a father, filled with anger and fear. He was told, constantly, by Black Civil Rights leaders that his anger and fear was caused by being oppressed by the White man and he believed them. The race hustlers, as Peterson calls them, benefit from keeping the Black community angry, resentful and stuck in victimhood.

Blaming failure on the oppression of the White man absolves the Black community of any responsibility or need for introspection. They can blame the White man and never look at what they may be doing that leads to failure. When the White man fails he has no one to blame but himself.

Race hustlers dismiss the Constitution because they say it was written by White slave owners. If that were true they would have said, “all White men were created equal, not “all men were created equal”. They need to be reminded the Constitution is based on the laws of nature and nature’s God. God created all men.

Peterson spoke of the Black community being very Christian but he said if their hearts are filled with hatred for the White man they will not be forgiven. One must forgive to be forgiven. He has written a book, “The Antidote”, that will be released in November but he brought some advance copies for those who would like one.

Rev. Peterson said White people have been afraid of being called a racist and they need to stop being afraid. He said we must speak the truth, regardless of the consequences. But it isn’t enough to speak the truth, we must be courageous in speaking the truth. The Reverend is one of the most courageous men I know.

Next was Richard Grennel, the longest serving U.S. spokesman to the United Nations in history. He served as Mitt Romney’s National Security and Foreign Affairs advisor as well as being advisor to four U.S. Ambassadors. He was Director of Communications and Public Diplomacy for the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. He was also the alternative Representative to the UN Security Council with full voting rights and privileges. He is also an expert commentator on Fox News.

Grennel said when you go to a United Nations meeting all eyes are on the desk with the sign that says, “United States”. Whether or not a country agreed with our plans, they knew we had a plan, but no more. The United States no longer has a plan and the rest of the countries are tripping over each other because they don’t have a plan either.

Grennel places the creation of ISIS at the door of the President. It’s this President’s lack of foreign policy that has resulted in the destabilization of the Middle East. It wouldn’t take much to stop ISIS but Obama promised no boots on the ground and there will be no boots on the ground. He said one of the biggest failures was Secretary Clinton’s idea to take down Momar Kadafi. Libya is now in the hands of ISIS and Christians are being slaughtered.

Although, it is the United States official position that Syria’s Assad must go, this President will take no action to facilitate it. He drew a line in the sand and then did nothing when Assad crossed it. Our enemies now know the United States will take no action against them and are becoming bolder by the day.

Someone in the audience asked about Russia’s involvement in the Middle East and didn’t Grennel think it was a good thing the Russians were fighting ISIS instead of the United States. He completely disagreed. He said the Russians aren’t there because fighting ISIS was the right thing to do, they are there because they are businessmen and they are establishing a presence in the Middle East. The other countries will then need to accept their presence and negotiate with them. Russians want to do business there and have access to the oil.

I asked Mr. Grennel about the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris this December. He said he believed Obama would push hard for a World Tax that would make the Western countries (primarily America) responsible for whatever disasters happen around the world. It will be the permanent redistribution of America’s wealth.

Last, but certainly not least, Ann Coulter spoke. Ann’s obsession (as well as mine) is stopping illegal immigration, primarily, but all immigration for some years, as well. We need time to sort things out before allowing any more immigration and that starts with securing our border.

Coulter spoke about how carefully her book, “Adios America” had been researched. She had only planned to have immigration be a few chapters in a book she was writing but when she discovered how difficult it was to get accurate information on immigrants, legal and illegal, she decided it needed to be an entire book. She found many statistics leave out the race or nationality of the people. She had to look at prison statistics to get more accurate crime statistics. And now that the White House took over the census, you can’t believe any of the numbers.

Coulter said Donald Trump requested an advanced copy of her book before he announced his candidacy and what he said about illegal immigration was based on her research. She said if we don’t secure our border, stop chain migration and anchor babies we won’t have a country. To suggest the 14th Amendment applies to people here illegally is insulting. The 14th Amendment was to apply to Blacks who didn’t come here of their own free will. It was never meant to apply to people who cross the border just to give birth so that they can access our social services. The Left fights against any attempts to stop or slow immigration. It’s hard to understand how anyone believes this country’s economy or culture can survive by allowing an endless flood of poor, uneducated, dependent people.

Someone asked her if people who overstayed their visas weren’t as big or bigger a problem. She laughed and said that’s a distraction to take the focus off the border crossers. One quarter of the population Mexico has already crossed our border. Does the entire country have to come here before we secure our border? The supporters of open borders will never tell you how many is enough.

Coulter said this is the result of Ted Kennedy’s 1965 Immigration Bill that changed the immigration policy from bringing in people from Western countries whose culture and education was similar to ours and who filled a need, to chain migration for “family unification”. Kennedy promised it wouldn’t change our culture. Why would anyone believe people from third world countries wouldn’t change our culture? And how many times has Washington promised us something to get us to agree when they knew it wasn’t true? Weren’t we promised the 1986 Amnesty Bill would be “one time and one time only”?

Coulter reminded us of the absurdity of believing someone’s uneducated cousin from Bolivia would benefit America more than a scientist or doctor from Austria. She also said unless we go to the Middle East, we are in little danger from ISIS, however, bringing in refugees whose culture is the antithesis of ours is insanity.

Counter firmly believes that if we don’t elect a President who will secure our border and stop illegal immigration we’re done. She believes only Donald Trump will do that. I believe Ted Cruz and Ben Carson would as well, but I’d consider voting for Trump if that was the only thing he did.

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FROM REAGAN COUNTRY TO WATERMELON COUNTRY

American Freedom Alliance fellow, Dr. James Enstrom spoke to the Santa Monica Republican Women Federated at Amici’s Restaurant in Santa Monica this Wednesday. Enstrom, a highly respected professor, researcher at UCLA for 30 years has been waging war on the fraudulent Climate Change regulations destroying businesses and bankrupting Californians. Recently, Enstrom was in the Wall Street Journal http://junkscience.com/2015/10/20/the-insanity-of-the-enviros-best-exemplified-in-ca/ and http://www.wsj.com/articles/californias-climate-change-revolt-1442014369

Dr. Enstrom asked if we knew what watermelon, in the theme of his talk, referred to. A woman replied that it was green on the outside but red on the inside. It represents the green agenda covering the true red (or Marxist) agenda.

Dr. Enstrom said it reminded him of the movie, “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”. Where pods were placed near people as they slept and a replica of them grew from the pod and replaced them. The pod people had no emotions. They marched in lock step and followed directions. Dr. Enstrom said there are many people and groups working to see that we become those pod people, walking in lock step. People like Businessman Tom Styer, Senator Barbara Boxer, and groups like the Union of Concerned Scientists, Sierra Club, LA Times, NY Times, CARB (California Air Resources Board) South Coast Management Agency.

Enstrom said we need three things to turn things around; One, Common sense and truth, Two, The Bible and Three, Congress.

We are being lied to by sources we used to trust and we need to know how we are being lied to in order to do anything about it. Enstrom gave us some examples.

He spoke about “fine particulate matter” that is 1/25 the diameter of a human hair. CARB claimed that there were 8000 deaths a year due to “fine particulate matter”. A study done by Dr. Enstrom and confirmed by ten peer reviews showed no deaths. We have extended our life expectancy by eight years over the last twenty years. Dr. Enstrom demonstrated how much “fine particulate matter” we inhale during our lives. He held up a packet of coffee sweetener.

Then there is also “course particulate matter” which is dust. We have lived with dust forever. In fact, before paved roads and grassy lawns we lived with much more dust than now. Most of us have never heard of the Owens Lake Dust Project. Owens Lake is a dust bowl. Few people live in the area and most spend most of their lives indoors. Although no health hazard has been found, sprinklers were installed and waste 30 Billion gallons of water a year sprinkling the area to keep the dust from blowing around. That is enough water to serve San Francisco for a year. About 20% of your water bill is for EPA regulations. I find it interesting they won’t allow us to sprinkle our lawns but they will waste 30 Billion gallons sprinkling dirt. Wouldn’t it make more sense to plant grass that absorbs CO2 and sprinkle the grass? Wouldn’t that prevent dust from blowing around? http://citywatchla.com/lead-stories-hidden/6333-shocker-owens-valley-and-the-plundering-of-the-dwp-ratepayers

As of October first, the EPA changed the ozone emission levels from 75 parts per billion to 70 parts per billion. This puts about 80% of the cities out of compliance. 70 parts per billion is nearly what happens naturally. Any air conditioning or refrigeration will cause non-compliance.

Enstrom has been waging war against CARB for a long time. When they came out with their ban on diesel engines he knew the study they used couldn’t be correct. He looked into the “scientist” who did the research and found he bought his degree from an internet site. The “scientist” and his study were frauds, however, it was Enstrom who lost his job (after 30 years of being highly respected) for no longer conforming with the views of UCLA. He fought back, sued and was reinstated.

CARB, under the leadership of Mary Nichols, is corrupt. It had been proven before the vote to ban diesel engines that the study was done by a man with a fraudulent degree, but the information was withheld from the members. One member was so disgusted by this that he resigned from the board. But little has been said about it in the news and CARB continues to make regulations that drive businesses from California and bankrupt people.

I’ve been asking since I saw the blatant lies in Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth” why it was necessary to lie or embellish if what they were saying was fact. Dr. Enstrom gave us examples of lengths they will go to to convince us only government control will save the world.

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