What I See Coming

This article is my attempt to put into words what I foresee playing out in the United States of America in the future. The future is far from bright, ladies and gentlemen. We are on the precipice of a hellish reality the likes of which we’ve never experienced in this country. We are traveling down a path that leads to a new Dark Ages.

Spiritual, mental, and moral darkness engulf the earth. Our country – once a beacon of light to the world – has been targeted for destruction by our enemies. The consequence is a population that now rejects God, hates itself, allows its Freedom to be chipped away, is ashamed of its noble history, and is willing to be led by the nose by anyone promising free stuff, government welfare, a life without responsibility, or a reprieve from the consequences of sin, criminality, and bad decisions.

As we plunge further into this darkness, we will face vicious civil war, brutal bloodletting, mindless mobocracy, ghastly rapine, large-scale plundering, economic collapse, societal breakdown, rampant immorality, religious persecution, and monstrous tyranny. We are coming apart at the seams. Fires of violent hatred are being stoked by the lords of chaos who seek to divide us in order to conquer us. Even though their Marxist strategies are painfully obvious to anyone with eyes to see, they are effective. We are not finished yet, but our foot is agonizingly ensnared between the piercing teeth of a powerful steel trap.

Some say they would rather a civil war happen now than continue our gradual descent into the abyss. Let those who love Freedom gather and fight the enemy and get it over with, they say. Lock ‘n’ load! I’ll admit that I sometimes feel the exact same way. However, we should not be ignorant of the fact that a new American civil war will not be like Lincoln’s war against the South. It will not be a civil war with opposing camps divided nicely between North and South, between East and West, between the coasts and Middle America, between Republicans and Democrats, or between gun owners and gun-grabbers.

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Rather, a new civil war will look more like mobocracy and anarchy. It will ravish each community as brothers fight brothers, families rip each other apart, co-workers turn on one another, church congregations split asunder, police attack police, military units target each other, and everyone distrusts everyone. Law and order will break down and the federal government will essentially lose its power. The judicial system won’t operate properly. The protections of the Constitution will be voided. Mob rule will prevail.

In the midst of our intestine difficulties, it is extremely likely – if not already inevitable – that the communist world will take the opportunity to topple their “Main Enemy” once and for all by launching World War III. Whether a new American civil war will come before a Russian-Chinese assault is anyone’s guess. For many decades, the communists have had contingency plans for numerous scenarios. They are prepared to exploit any given situation to their benefit. This is doubly true when we consider that the communists are the ones primarily behind most of the chaos we see.

As I’ve documented in my books A Century of Red and Red Gadiantons, the communists are behind the cultural division we see everywhere. They either created or hijacked the Civil Rights movement, feminism, LGBT, radical environmentalism, humanism in academia, and so forth. Communism, more than any other ideology, is the greatest threat to our nation and world. It is a Satanic threat that is, despite the propaganda about the “collapse” of the USSR and the “death” of communism, more powerful and prevalent than ever before.

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I highlight only two of the communists’ most successful battlefields in America: Racial politics and feminism. The racial division we see so prominently on the news is a communist invention from start to finish. Black liberation politics are actually Red. The specter of “racism” has been kept alive by communists in order to stir up minorities against whites. Everywhere that you see radical black groups like Black Live Matter and the New Black Panthers demonstrating, rioting, or griping about some phony injustice, you find communist provocateurs whispering in their ears.

“White guilt” is the brainchild of America-hating Marxists. Whites have nothing to be ashamed about. Nothing. In fact, Caucasians are responsible for the greatest political, economic, societal, technological, and military achievements in mankind’s history. Our ancestors ended slavery as an institution. Our forefathers raised the standard of Freedom to an oppressed earth. Yet, we are portrayed as the great villains of the world who need to apologize for our skin color, ancestors, institutions, achievements, and history while bowing down before the throne of Marxist minorities and self-loathing white traitors.

Before the communists infiltrated the black community, blacks actually had a lower crime rate, fewer divorces, and were more religious than whites. They were neat and clean and respectable. However, communists infiltrated their communities and played the victim card and radicalized blacks so profoundly that now they are the most violent, crime-ridden, anti-family, drug-saturated, ghetto-oriented segment of society. They are being duped and used as pawns in the communist game.

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While we are told that whites attack and oppress and hate blacks and other minorities, the reverse is statistically documentable. In his tremendous book Red Badge, retired police officer Doug Traubel goes to great lengths to debunk the media myths about white-on-black “racism” and supposed white-on-black crime and discrimination. The truth is that “over 90 percent of black murder victims nationally are killed by black assailants” (Traubel, Red Badge, 203). In actual fact, police rarely shoot blacks – especially when compared against the staggering number of blacks who attack police. Blacks assault, murder, rob, and rape whites exponentially more than whites attack blacks or any other minority group.

After citing many official crime statistics as well as reports by experts in the field, Traubel concluded that “if there is a War on Black America, it is black murderers who mass-murder other blacks” (Traubel, Red Badge, 205). Yet, the media and officialdom promote their false anti-white narrative in order to stir up hatred, prompt more violence, fuel chaos, and put a hedge of distrust between minorities and whites and between everyone and law enforcement. Police in particular, though they in fact do have a host of legitimate and systemic problems that must be dealt with, are being unjustly depicted as “nothing more than the Klan in blue” (Traubel, Red Badge, 194). It is all a part of the communist scheme to frame and disenfranchise Caucasian America.

Despite being unfairly maligned and smeared by the communists, J. Edgar Hoover was one of the greatest anti-communist crusaders in our history. He understood the Marxist threat and breathlessly warned all who would listen of their strategies for disrupting the peace, stability, and moral essence of our culture and nation. Regarding the communist infiltration of the black community, Hoover noted:

“The Party’s claim that it is working for Negro rights is a deception and a fraud. The Party’s sole interest, as most American Negroes know, is to hoodwink the Negro, to exploit him and use him as a tool to build a communist America” (Hoover, Masters of Deceit, 229).

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Unfortunately, most blacks don’t realize they are being used. Well over 90% of blacks vote Democrat – a party now openly aligned with the Communist Party USA – and thereby support abortion, welfare-statism, indolence, racial identity politics, higher taxes, fewer rights, gun restrictions, government limitations on business, etc. The communist agitators in the black community – people like Van Jones, Al Sharpton, Barack Obama, Eric Holder, and Nikki Giovanni – are leading their fellow blacks into race-fueled conflict after conflict, hoping to force radical communist change on a weary nation.

The feminist abomination is also a communist creation. I have written and said so much on this aspect of the conspiracy that I won’t repeat it all here. Suffice it to say that feminism was invented to fulfill Karl Marx’s dream of abolishing the family. Only by abolishing the family – the bulwark of the Faith and Freedom of any society – can a nation be fully conquered. Communism is inherently anti-family and promotes feminism in order to break down the institution of marriage and home. They fight against traditional values, the Biblical patriarchal order, and families.

The Soviet Union was the first modern nation to legalize abortion-on-demand as well as no-fault divorce. It is telling that the United States eventually adopted these communist social reforms. The feminists have been the greatest promoters of the Soviet vision of “free love,” infanticide, lax morals, rampant divorce, and broken homes. Ultimately, Bolshevik radical Inessa Armand spoke the truth when she said:

“If women’s liberation is unthinkable without communism, then communism is unthinkable without women’s liberation” (Quoted in Sharon Smith, “Women’s Liberation: The Marxist Tradition,” International Socialist Review, Issue #93, summer, 2014).

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Because we have allowed the communist cancer to sap our strength and erode our institutions, we are on the verge of total collapse. We have largely sold our birthright as Americans. We have betrayed the legacy of our forefathers and the very spirit of Americanism. We have adopted a hostile foreign philosophy in everything from economics to government to education to sex to politics. Yet, as Ronald Reagan truthfully stated:

“[T]herein lies the road to war, because those voices don’t speak for the rest of us. You and I know, and do not believe, that life is so dear and peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery” (Ronald Reagan, “A Time for Choosing,” October 24, 1964).

The seductive voices of the American counterculture condemn our Founding Fathers, belittle our tried-and-true principles, rip on our Constitution, target white America, attack our families, undermine our institutions, and foam at the mouth in their ranting against our long-held Christian values. Yet, those voices don’t speak for me. They don’t speak for my family, my parents, or my siblings. They likely don’t speak for you if you are reading this blog. And they don’t speak for millions of good, God-fearing, loyal American patriots who would rather die than live in chains.

Because the two worldviews in question – Christian constitutionalism and Satanic communism – are incompatible, they must fight. “Peaceful coexistence,” a communist slogan designed to disarm their opposition, is not an option. Only one of these opposing ideologies can survive the ongoing death struggle.

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Because of prophecy and the divine declarations of the Almighty, we know that Christ has already won the victory. He has vanquished the Devil and conquered the grave. However, though the outcome is already known, the war still rages. You and I may both fall as casualties if we are not careful. Satan plans to drag as many of us down with him as he can. None of us are exempt from his machinations. And certainly no nation is immune to Satan’s devices.

America, the great defender of Liberty in the earth, is the “Main Enemy” of Satan’s system of global tyranny. Because of this, he has concentrated his forces on attacking us. Unfortunately, he has been wildly successful. His minions are preparing to implode our Republic and bring us down into the depths of chaos and internal war, from which they hope to emerge victorious and powerful.

As my regular readers know, I am a proud member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I recently bore my personal witness of Christ which you can read here. Because of my testimony of the truth, I see the future through the lens of prophecy. It has been said that “Prophecy is but history in reverse—a divine disclosure of future events” (Ezra Taft Benson, “Prepare Ye,” Ensign, January, 1974). And so it is. Scriptural prophecy is the most accurate source of information you can find regarding current events.

I also examine the past in order to see where our steps are taking us. In his hallmark “Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death” speech, Patrick Henry rightly stated: “I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past.” With prophecy and the record of history, we can see through the smokescreens thrown up to blind our eyes and conceal the reality.

Judging from prophecy and from historical experience, it is easy to see where humanity is heading. There is absolutely no mystery about it – the Lord and His prophets have told us precisely what to expect. The only problem is that people do not want to think about terrible things. They do not want to contemplate “the worst” that can happen. Yet, it is precisely this reluctance to face reality and our own failings that makes prophecy come true.

The mortal Messiah foretold that in the day before His triumphant return as King of kings and Lord of lords – a day that draws ever nearer– things shall be “as the days of Noe [Noah] were” (Matthew 24:37). The people at the time of Noah were so wicked and rebellious that, in His mercy toward an innocent generation of His children being raised without a chance for righteousness, the Lord cleansed humanity by means of a flood. Genesis 6:5 tells us that in Noah’s day: “God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of his heart was only evil continually.” Today, it seems that sanity has fled and people run back and forth in mindless rebellion against everything just, holy, good, and true. In my estimation, we have collectively reached, if not surpassed, the same level of wickedness that prevailed in Noah’s day.

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Satan is running rampant in our society and throughout the world. He is gathering and coordinating his forces. Everywhere you look, they are combining against Christians and anyone who opposes the communist system he is seeking to set up globally. These things are only a prelude to the final push Satan has planned – the push that will topple Faith, Families, and Freedom once and for all and usher in an Anti-Christ system with himself at the head.

A modern revelation given through the Prophet Joseph Smith foretells of the horrors that await us unless we repent and turn our hearts back to the Savior. The warning speaks of the time just before the coming of the Lord – our time. It prophesies:

“But, behold, I say unto you that before this great day shall come the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall be turned into blood, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and there shall be greater signs in heaven above and in the earth beneath;

“And there shall be weeping and wailing among the hosts of men;

“And there shall be a great hailstorm sent forth to destroy the crops of the earth.

“And it shall come to pass, because of the wickedness of the world, that I will take vengeance upon the wicked, for they will not repent; for the cup of mine indignation is full; for behold, my blood shall not cleanse them if they hear me not.

“Wherefore, I the Lord God will send forth flies upon the face of the earth, which shall take hold of the inhabitants thereof, and shall eat their flesh, and shall cause maggots to come in upon them;

“And their tongues shall be stayed that they shall not utter against me; and their flesh shall fall from off their bones, and their eyes from their sockets;

“And it shall come to pass that the beasts of the forest and the fowls of the air shall devour them up.

“And the great and abominable church, which is the whore of all the earth, shall be cast down by devouring fire, according as it is spoken by the mouth of Ezekiel the prophet, who spoke of these things, which have not come to pass but surely must, as I live, for abominations shall not reign” (Doctrine and Covenants 29:14-21).

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Those familiar with Biblical prophecy notice the stark similarities between this revelation and the warnings found in the books of Matthew, Revelation Ezekiel, Joel, and elsewhere. The Lord has warned us repeatedly that we are approaching a day of cataclysm that can only be avoided by sincere repentance. In Noah’s day, the Lord gave the people a chance to repent after hearing Noah’s prophecy of impending doom before He sent the rain. Today, we have also been warned and there is time remaining to repent. Yet, like in Noah’s, we are rejecting the Lord’s warnings and pleadings. And like in Noah’s day, the results will be catastrophic unless we wake up and reform. The Lord has promised, however, that “if ye are prepared ye shall not fear” (Doctrine and Covenants 38:30).

The Lord has given us so much prophecy about our day precisely because He doesn’t want to chastise and punish us. He loves us and wants us to choose to be righteous. Only through a course of righteousness can we avoid destruction. Our Founding Fathers understood the correlation between wickedness and destruction and contributed their warning voices. On the eve of the American Revolution, John Witherspoon cautioned:

“Nothing is more certain than that a general profligacy and corruption of manners make a people ripe for destruction. A good form of government may hold the rotten materials together for some time, but beyond a certain pitch, even the best constitution will be ineffectual, and slavery must ensue. On the other hand, when the manners of a nation are pure, when true religion and internal principles maintain their vigor, the attempts of the most powerful enemies to oppress them are commonly baffled and disappointed” (John Witherspoon, “The Dominion of Providence over the Passions of Man,” May 17, 1776).

Our enemies also understand this reality. They have worked hard to corrupt our morals, undermine our faith, and sever us from all that is good, holy, just, correct, and full of light. They understand that war and conflict have the ability to transform a society and corrupt a nation’s morals faster and more completely than any other thing. They have therefore devoted much of their strength to luring us into foreign wars and pushing us to the brink of civil war domestically.

In 1963, Ezra Taft Benson warned of some of the possible scenarios for the communist conquest of America. They are still valid today. Notice the emphasis on war and internal conflict:

“There are three possible methods by which the Communists might take us over. One would be through a sufficient amount of infiltration and propaganda, to disguise Communism as just another political party.

“The second method would be by fomenting internal civil war in this country, and aiding the communists’ side in that war with all necessary military might.

“The third method would be by a slow insidious infiltration resulting in a takeover without the American people realizing it.

“The Soviets would not attempt military conquest of so powerful and so extensive a country as the United States without availing themselves of a sufficiently strong fifth column in our midst, a fifth column which would provide the sabotage, the false leadership, and the sudden seizures of power and of means of communication, needed to convert the struggle, from the very beginning, into a civil war rather than clear-cut war with an external enemy.

“We can foresee a possibility of the Kremlin taking this gamble in time. In fact, it is clear that the Communists long ago made plans to have this method available, in whole or in part, to whatever extent it might be useful. The trouble in our southern states has been fomented almost entirely by the Communists for this purpose. It has been their plan, gradually carried out over a long period with meticulous cunning, to stir up such bitterness between the whites and blacks in the South that small flames of civil disorder would inevitably result. They could then fan and coalesce these little flames into one great conflagration of civil war, in time, if the need arose.

“The whole slogan of “civil rights” as used to make trouble in the South today, is an exact parallel to the slogan of “Agrarian reform” which they used in China. The pending “civil rights” legislation is, I am convinced, about 10% civil rights and about 90% a further extension of socialistic Federal controls. It is part of the pattern for the Communist takeover of America. The whole “civil rights” program and slogan in America today is just as phony as were the “Agrarian reform” program and slogan of the Communists in China 20 years ago” (Ezra Taft Benson, “We Must Become Alerted and Informed,” speech, December 13, 1963, in Jerreld Newquist, ed., Prophets, Principles and National Survival, 271-272).

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We have already covered the race war that Marxists are attempting to foment. Whether race, the depreciation of our currency, gender, an attempt to confiscate firearms, or some other factor is the impetus, I am confident that the communists will attempt to trigger a civil war in America. This war might coincide with a surprise strike by Russia and China or it might precede such a strike and serve as a softening up measure. But either way, we are looking at a future fraught with chaos and literal war in our streets.

The communists are so embedded in our society, and they have done such a fine job of indoctrinating so many millions of Americans, that I believe civil war is inevitable. This is so because we have lost much of our precious Liberty and Liberty is only regained through bloodshed. However, the extent and scope of that war is ours to decide. If we work hard now and rally enough people to the standard of Liberty, the war might be limited to a short duration or might not affect our location very noticeably. If we remain complacent and do not adequately prepare ourselves, however, we might consign ourselves to years of bloodshed, rapine, lunacy, rage, and anguish. And the longer a war of this type rages, the more likely is our defeat as the anger, hatred, and harsh feelings of loss harden our hearts and blind our minds.

In his book Civil War Two: The Coming Breakup of America, Thomas W. Chittum warned of much the same outcome if remain on the same path we are currently walking:

“America was born in blood. America suckled on blood. America gorged on blood and grew into a giant, and America will drown in blood. This is the spectre that is haunting America, the spectre of Civil War II, a second civil war that will shatter America into several new ethnically-based nations . . . Simply and directly put, America will explode in tribal warfare in our lifetime. . . . Bands of guerrillas will stalk about the countryside – raping, looting, murdering, clashing with each other.

“. . . Civil War II in America will set off a super depression that will plunge the entire globe into economic chaos, which will further deepen the economic collapse here in America.

“Food production will all but cease. The hungry will fight to the death over scraps of garbage. Millions will starve, and millions more will die from infectious diseases. Behold the vision of Civil War II.

“. . . Depending on the scope and duration of Civil War II, tens of millions could perish in a mass starvation unprecedented since the beginning of time. Millions more will die of disease due to immune systems weakened by lack of food. The very old and children will die off first. Soldiers, the most valuable and most heavily-armed portion of the population, will suffer the least.

“. . . Western Civilization will be transformed; tribalism will blossom into its ultimate expression. . . . And what excuse will we American have? . . . that no one cautioned us that a house divided against itself cannot stand?” (Thomas W. Chittum, in David N. Balmforth, America’s Coming Crisis: Prophetic Warnings, Divine Destiny, 73-74).

A frightful picture, to be sure; but an accurate one nonetheless. If we don’t want to suffer through the depravity and pain of a gruesome civil war, we must heed the warnings of history and the voices of those who are now mocked as “conspiracy theorists” and “right-wing wackos.” We must prepare by getting a substantial food storage (I recommend a one-year supply) and storing up necessary supplies, by learning necessary skills, by relocating to safer locations (the Intermountain West ought to be #1 on your list), and by getting right with God.

The Book of Mormon – a book of scripture similar to the Bible that also testifies of the divinity and mission of Jesus Christ – tells the history of two civilizations that inhabited ancient America. One of these, the Nephites, possessed a government that, like our American system, operated on the twin principles of rule of law and the voice of the people. About 2,000 years ago, the Nephite nation was rocked by internal strife as a group of elitist judges, lawyers, high priests, and people seeking power over their countrymen, assassinated the chief governor of the land and overthrew the government. This incident provides a case study for how a civil war might play out in modern America.

The enemy in this story was a vile group of conspirators who, the scripture tells us, were “the friends and kindreds of those who murdered the prophets” (3 Nephi 7:6). They “did combine against the people of the Lord, and enter into a covenant to destroy them” (3 Nephi 6:29). They also “did set at defiance the law and the rights of their country; and they did covenant one with another to destroy the governor, and to establish a king over the land, that the land should no more be at liberty but should be subject unto kings” (3 Nephi 6:30). In accordance with their plan, “they did destroy upon the judgement-seat, yea, did murder the chief judge of the land” (3 Nephi 7:1).

This brazen assassination of the duly-elected leader set in motion a chain of tragic events. We are informed that because of this event:

“the people were divided one against another; and they did separate one from another into tribes, every man according to his family and his kindred and friends’ and thus they did destroy the government of the land.

“And every tribe did appoint a chief of a leader over them; and thus they became tribes and leaders of tribes. . . .

“. . . and all this iniquity had come upon the people because they did yield themselves unto the power of Satan.

“And the regulations of the government were destroyed, because of the secret combination of the friends and kindreds of those who murdered the prophets. . . .

“Now this secret combination, which has brought so great iniquity upon the people, did gather themselves together, and did place at their head a man whom they did call Jacob;

“And they did call him their king; therefore he became a king over this wicked band; and he was one of the chiefest who had given his voice against the prophets who testified of Jesus.

“And it came to pass that they were not so strong in number as the tribes of the people, who were united together save it were their leaders did establish their laws, every one according to his tribe; nevertheless they were enemies; notwithstanding they were not a righteous people, yet they were united in the hatred of those who had entered into a covenant to destroy the government.” (3 Nephi 7:2-3, 5-6, 9-11).

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America today is exhibiting a very similar tribalistic spirit. We see this tribalism every day. Republicans are combined against Democrats, Democrats are combined against Republicans – and neither side wants to cooperate with the other. Entire neighborhoods in the inner cities are black or Hispanic or Chinese or Jewish and don’t welcome whites or outsiders. Gangs control entire swaths of territory and police are even afraid to enter at times. Police have adopted an “us vs them” attitude toward civilians and many of us resent them for treating us like insurgents in some warzone. Antifa thugs are arming and gathering to fight against so-called “fascists” and “Nazis” (i.e. dyed-in-the-wool American patriots).

Militias are on the rise, with many creating outposts and retreats in the woods and actively preparing for conflict (I encourage this, but it is symptomatic of the tribal mentality I’m speaking of). Enclaves of like-minded folks – very similar to tribes – are forming in Montana, Idaho, Utah, and in states throughout the Union. Liberals flock to L.A., New York City, Chicago, Baltimore, and major metropolitan centers while conservatives and sane people flee the cities and gather in rural areas. Rich people are building or buying bunkers. Gated communities are proliferating. Everywhere you look, division and tribal attitudes dominate.

In a future American civil war, I do not see a clear-cut, two-sided “us vs them” conflict. Rather, I predict a “me vs everyone” outlook. It will be mobocracy in its rawest form. When law and order break down, people will naturally gather with like-minded people. Again, people might form a group, or tribe, based on political persuasion, religious beliefs, survivability (i.e. he has the guns, let’s join with him or they have food, we’ll stick with them), family ties, sexual orientation, gender, geographical considerations, etc. People who imagine a second American Revolution of the People against the tyrannical Elite are fooling themselves.

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An eventual war in this country will look similar to the Nephite conflict recounted above. When the government goes down – whether through an assassination, the start of a war, a coup attempt, or whatever the cause – people will immediately form tribes. If not for conscious reasons, people will gather in like-minded groups just to survive. Tribal gangs will roam the nation fighting each other.

I predict that many, if not most, of these tribal groups will be “united in the hatred of those who had entered into a covenant to destroy the government.” The truth is so obvious that you have to be willfully ignorant to not know that secret combinations or conspiracies exist within our society. Most people realize that there are sick people in our government. They might not recognize who they are or exactly how they operate, but they know that some invisible hand is pulling strings, lies, covering up scandals, perpetrating murder, stealing our wealth, trying to pervert our culture, and attempting to dictate how we run our daily lives. Many people resent this and would assume hang the perpetrators if they knew who they were or felt they had popular support.

In a recent article titled “Our Ruling Elites Have No Idea How Much We Want to See Them All in Prison Jumpsuits,” Charles Hugh Smith observed:

“The one issue that could unite the fragmented citizenry is moral revulsion: As the Epstein [sex trafficking/abuse] case promises to reveal, there is literally no limit on the excesses and exploitations of the privileged few in America, no limit on what our Ruling Elites can do with absolute impunity.

“The Nobility of the feudal era had some reciprocal obligation to its serfs; our New Nobility has no obligation to anyone but themselves. It is painfully obvious that there are two sets of laws in America: bankers can rip off billions and never serve time, and members of the Protected Class who sexually exploit children get a wrist-slap, if that. . . .

“Our Ruling Elites have no idea how many of us already want to see them all in prison jumpsuits, and they also have no idea how fast the moral revulsion with their corrupt “leadership” might spread. Scanning the distracted, consumerist rabble from the great heights of their wealth and power, they reckon the capacity for moral outrage is limited, leaving them safe from any domestic crusade.

“They also trust that the citizenry can be further fragmented, further distracted, and so they will continue to be invulnerable. Or worst case scenario, a few especially venal villains will need to be sacrificed, and then all will return to the bliss of Neofeudal exploitation.

“But they may have misread the American citizenry, just as they’ve misread history.”

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The scenario described by Smith is eerily similar to the history recounted in The Book of Mormon account cited. The people, distracted and wicked as they were, nonetheless hated the Elite who had corrupted the government and overthrown the stability of the land. Might it not be the same today? I believe that when the crap hits the fan, many millions of Americans will resist the tyranny of the ruling Elite and say “no more.” We will almost certainly split into tribes for a period of time in the wake of a major national cataclysm, but the tribes will likely share a “moral revulsion” of the corrupt statists in Washington and their state capitols.

The lessons of history and the warnings of prophecy ought to jolt us awake. We should be propelled into action by the urgency of our situation, if not by our inborn love of truth and Liberty. We are asleep and apathetic, distracted and divided, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Yes, we have lost many of our Liberties that only blood can purchase anew, but there are still many otherwise good people who have not thrown their hats into the ring who can help us tip the balance. We must reach these individuals and win them to our side by the superiority of our ideas and message and by inspiring them with the stories and slogans of our noble ancestors who gave their all for Freedom. It does not take a majority to win, only an “irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men” (quote often attributed to Samuel Adams).

For millennia, the Lord has warned us of what would transpire in our day. His prophets down through the ages have described our time of turmoil and how to endure it. The advent of modern communism and its horrific and unparalleled history of plunder, militarism, rapine, slaughter, slavery, genocide, and hate ought to convince of us of the truthfulness of the Lord’s message. In 1942, a group of spiritual leaders I know to be inspired warned society that they were following Satan down the path of destruction. They admonished:

“Infidelity, atheism, unchastity, intemperance, civil corruption, greed, avarice, ambition – personal, political, national – are more powerful today than at any other time in the lives of us now living. They are pulling and thrusting us almost at will into new fields of action, new lines of thought. They are shaking the faith, undermining the morals, polluting the lives of the people. They have thrown many so far off balance in all of their activities, economic, social, political, and religious, that they stand in real danger of falling. Satan is making war against all the wisdom that has come to men through their ages of experience. He is seeking to overturn and destroy the very foundations upon which society, government, and religion rest. He aims to have men adopt theories and practices which he induced their forefathers, over the ages, to adopt and try, only to be discarded by them when found unsound, impractical, and ruinous. He plans to destroy liberty and freedom – economic, political, and religious, and to set up in place thereof the greatest, most widespread, and most complete tyranny that has ever oppressed men. He is working under such perfect disguise that many do not recognize either him or his methods. There is no crime he would not commit, no debauchery he would not set up, no plague he would not send, no heart he would not break, no life he would not take, no soul he would not destroy. He comes as a thief in the night; he is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Without their knowing it, the people are being urged down paths that lead only to destruction. Satan never before had so firm a grip on this generation as he has now” (First Presidency message, Conference Report, October, 1942, 13).

Yes, we have been warned time and time and time again. If we continue to allow Satan and his earthly followers to twist our minds and pervert our souls, there is nothing vile and dreadful they won’t persuade us to do. There is no war, plague, controversy, scandal, or lie they would not inspire against us. If we don’t finally recognize that the Satanic communists are the greatest threat we face, we will continue to travel down the road of violence, hatred, and conflict until we finally tear each other apart in a fratricidal war unlike anything the world has seen.

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Ezra Taft Benson reminded of the high stakes of this titanic struggle:

“Let’s get one thing straight at the very beginning. International communism is the self-avowed enemy of every loyal American. It has declared war against us and fully intends to win. The war in which we are engaged is total. Although its main battlefields are psychological, political and economic, it also encompasses revolution, violence, terror and limited military skirmishes. If we should lose this war, the conquering enemy’s wrath against our people and our institutions will result in one of the greatest blood-baths of all history. Call it a “cold war” if it makes you feel better, but our freedom and our very lives are the stakes of this contest” (Ezra Taft Benson, An Enemy Hath Done This, 165).

This total war will likely one day include civil war and widespread mobocracy. If we are not prepared for this eventuality, we will be paralyzed by fear. If we have not gathered a food storage and supply basic necessities, relocated to a safer area, prepared contingency plans for disasters both natural and man-made, informed ourselves about the threats, learned crucial survival skills, and got cleared our consciences before God, we will be totally unprepared when war knocks on our door.

The things I have described above – the brooding tribalism, violence, plagues, and war – are only a taste of the horrific future I see because we have rejected our God and His commandments and have allowed Satan to win over our hearts and erect a system of tyranny above us. I raise my warning voice, though it might only reach a few receptive ears, against Satanic communism and in favor of Christian constitutionalism. I warn of impending world war and internal conflict in America, the greatest nation on earth. I warn that though we still have a handful of years to prepare before the full fury of the storm sweeps down upon us, and that we ought to dismiss those who claim collapse is “imminent,” the time is drawing short.

I warn that Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, Mexico, and their allies, are preparing to take advantage of whatever chaotic situation might arise – or that they might be able to foment – here in America. I warn that Marxist agents are at work in every major city in our Republic fomenting discord, riling up minorities against whites, deceiving women with feminist slogans, scaring gullible people with baseless “climate change” fear-mongering, making false accusations of “sexism,” “racism,” “chauvinism,” “homophobia,” “toxic masculinity,” “white supremacy,” and “Nazism” against faithful American patriots and anti-communists, and doing everything they can to spark a blaze of hate that can be fanned into an inferno that they hope ends with them in power.

Contrary to what some may think of me, I really don’t want to spend my time focusing on these dark and troubling issues. I would prefer to spend my time creating, not criticizing; uplifting, not warning of the destruction of my homeland. Yet, I must waste and wear out my life in this cause because I know it is right, just, and true. I love my country, I love my family, and I love my God-given rights. I cannot stand by as an idle spectator as my enemies try to take each of them away from me and reduce me and my loved ones to slavery. Any man that would do that is not worthy the title of man.

The Prophet Joseph Smith once had a vision of America’s future wherein he “saw men hunting the lives of their own sons, and brother murdering brother, women killing their own daughters, and daughters seeking the lives of their mothers. I saw blood, desolation, fires. The Son of Man has said that the mother shall be against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother. These things are at our doors. They will follow the Saints of God from city to city. Satan will rage, and the spirit of the devil is now enraged. I know now how soon these things will take place; but with a view of them, shall I cry peace? No; I will lift up my voice and testify of them” (Joseph Smith, July 2, 1839).

Make no mistake – I know our side wins the war. I have no doubt about that. However, I want to avoid as much bloodshed and suffering as possible on our march to victory. We have lost much ground through years of apathy and inattentiveness, so it will be an uphill struggle and all true patriots and Christians will be tested to the max.

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Those of us who are awake have a responsibility to shake our countrymen out of their deep slumber. This one task will require all our efforts, talents, and perseverance. It is not easy to break through decades of programming and conditioning. As daunting as this sounds, many of us will likely be forced to fight for what we love just like the Sons of Liberty were forced to wield their muskets in defense of their country. It is my hope that we will remember what hangs in the balance – our Faith, Families, and Freedom – and exert ourselves like real men. If we seek the blessings of a free country enjoyed by Washington, Jefferson, Madison, and their fellows, we must be prepared to make the same sacrifices they made.

With a view of the hell gathering on the horizon, nothing should ever cause us to let up, back down, or surrender. Too much is at stake. If you do your job as a patriot correctly, you will be persecuted and face opposition. But if you do your job as a patriot correctly, you will also reap an eternal reward and your name will be venerated down through the generations of time; and you might just save your country.

Zack Strong,

August 8, 2019.

My Witness of Christ

“I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth” (Romans 1:16).

My faith in, and personal witness of, the divinity of the Savior Jesus Christ is the central plank in my life’s creed. More than any other thing, the Gospel of Jesus Christ has informed my principles, my politics, and the most decisive decisions of my life. I see and judge all things through the Gospel lens. It is no exaggeration to say that I am who I am primarily because of the pure and simple doctrines of the Son of God. I ask your indulgence as I share my personal feelings about my Savior and His Gospel and the profound influence they have been in my life.

At the outset, I want the reader to know that I do not bear testimony simply of things I have read in a book, that I heard a pastor preach, or that my parents taught me. My testimony does not come from intellectual reasoning alone. Rather, I can stand before the world and declare that my witness comes from the Holy Spirit. It is a personal and private witness that I have independent of every other person on earth. I gained this knowledge through the Spirit after sincere searching, study, fasting, and prayer.

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I have always believed in Jesus Christ from the time I was a child and heard my parents teach of Him. However, mere belief – as important as belief is – is not equal to knowledge. A person can read something in a book and believe it. He may hear a professor lecture on a topic and have faith that he has just heard the truth. However, only the knowledge imparted to one’s spirit by the Holy Ghost can rightly be called a witness or a testimony. Therefore, when I bear my testimony or witness of Jesus Christ and the points of His doctrine, please know that I am speaking not from my secular learning or out of mere hope, but from the spiritual confirmations that have been whispered to my soul on numerous occasions by the Holy Ghost.

Of the many things I can bear witness of, I first testify of the reality and existence of God the Father. He lives and governs in the Heavens. He is the literal Father of Jesus Christ. He is also the literal Father of our spirits. We are His literal sons and daughters. We lived with Him before it was our appointed time to come to earth to be tested for our faithfulness to His teachings.

In our glorious pre-earth home, we learned of our Father, walked with Him, talked with Him, felt of His love, experienced His embrace, and enjoyed His divine presence. There we learned of His Plan for our progression. Like any good father, our Eternal Father wants us to become like Him and to possess everything He possesses. The Apostle Paul affirmed this truth when he taught:

“The spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

“And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ” (Romans 8:16-17).

If we follow the steps outlined in the Gospel of the Son of God, we can become the “heirs of God” and receive the fulness of His blessings and glory and exaltation alongside our Savior Jesus Christ.

In the pre-mortal state of existence, we were taught the particulars of our Father’s Plan, called alternatively the Plan of Salvation or the Plan of Happiness, including the need for a Savior to redeem us from our inevitable failures. The scriptures attest that we “shouted for joy” at the prospect of coming to earth to prove ourselves and, through our faithfulness, qualify to enjoy eternal life with our Father (Job 38:7). I testify and affirm that I know we lived before and that we will live still after the death of our mortal bodies. So emphatically do I know the reality of our pre-earth existence that I wrote an entire book – The Lineage of the Gods – to witness of it and to teach the plain truth.

Lucifer was also in the beginning. The Bible confirms that he was there when the Father presented His Plan to His children. Lucifer thought he knew better and proposed an amended version of the Plan – a version which denied our right of individual agency and accountability but which, he claimed, would lead to the salvation of every soul. Through his plan, Lucifer intended to became the Savior and turn everyone’s hearts toward him. He secretly wanted to “exalt [his] throne above the stars of God” (Isaiah 14:13) and claim the position of Deity.

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Angels do not have wings, but it is a good image of Lucifer’s defeat nonetheless

Naturally, Lucifer’s self-serving and Freedom-destroying plan was rejected by our Father. Upon being rejected, Lucifer rallied his supporters and rebelled against the Father. John stated that this caused “war in heaven” (Revelation 12:7). One-third of Heavenly Father’s children sided with Lucifer while two-thirds rejected the Adversary’s plan and sided with Jesus Christ and their Eternal Father (Revelation 12:4).

You and I were among the two-thirds who originally chose the Lord and rejected Satan. Now we are here on earth, with our memories of those earlier times deliberately veiled, to prove whether we will again choose the Father’s Plan for our eternal happiness. The great quest of life is to again learn about the Father’s Plan, as well as Lucifer’s plan which is embodied in communism, and to choose the correct path. This quest is difficult because Satan hates us and is waging relentless war against us (Revelation 12:17). However difficult to follow, the only correct path is that which leads back to the Father through our Mediator Jesus Christ.

I testify that Jesus of Nazareth is the Christ, the Anointed and Chosen One. Before His mortal birth, He was Jehovah of the Old Testament. When He was born of Mary, He became known as Jesus. He is the literal Son of God in both body and spirit. While fully human as to His flesh, He was also fully God. Because of this, He was and is the only One empowered to fulfill the Father’s Plan.

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The Lord fulfilled the Plan of Salvation by sacrificing Himself to appease the demands of eternal justice and broken laws. Because He was the only sinless One, He stood outside the grasp of justice and the curse of broken laws. The sacrifice of His guiltless blood appeased justice and gives the Lord the power to extend mercy and grace to those who believe in His name, repent of their sins, become baptized and receive the Holy Ghost, and who follow His commandments with sincere heart to the end of their lives. The Savior’s sacrifice is called the Atonement which means that by His blood and mercy we are again made one with God.

Elder Richard G. Scott, a modern apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ, eloquently explained the necessity of Jesus’ Atonement:

“Each of us makes mistakes in life. They result in broken eternal laws. Justice is that part of Father in Heaven’s plan of happiness that maintains order. It is like gravity to a rock climber, ever present. It is a friend if eternal laws are observed. It responds to your detriment if they are ignored. Justice guarantees that you will receive the blessings you earn for obeying the laws of God. Justice also requires that every broken law be satisfied. When you obey the laws of God, you are blessed, but there is no additional credit earned that can be saved to satisfy the laws that you break. If not resolved, broken laws can cause your life to be miserable and would keep you from returning to God. Only the life, teachings, and particularly the Atonement of Jesus Christ can release you from this otherwise impossible predicament.

“The demands of justice for broken law can be satisfied through mercy, earned by your continual repentance and obedience to the laws of God . . . The Redeemer can settle your individual account with justice and grant forgiveness through the merciful path of your repentance. Through the Atonement you can live in a world where justice assures that you will retain what you earn by obedience. Through His mercy you can resolve the consequences of broken laws” (Elder Richard G. Scott, “The Atonement Can Secure Your Peace and Happiness,” General Conference, October, 2006).

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The scriptures amply attest that Jesus Christ is the only One through whom we may receive forgiveness of sins and return back to our Father one day. The Atonement not only secures the salvation of those who repent and follow Christ, but it offers the Savior’s help, mercy, love, and blessing in times of need, distress, depression, sickness, and persecution. Paul gave one of my favorite statements when he insisted:

“For we have not an high priest [Jesus] which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrew 4:15-16).

The ancient prophet Alma likewise testified of “the throne of grace.” Said he:

“[B]ehold, there is one thing which is of more importance than they all – for behold, the time is not far distant that the Redeemer liveth and cometh among his people. . . .

“And he shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind; and this that the word might be fulfilled which saith he will take upon him the pains and the sicknesses of his people.

“And he will take upon him death, that he may loose the bands of death which bind his people; and he will take upon him their infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh how to succor his people according to their infirmities.

“Now the Spirit knoweth all things; nevertheless the Son of God suffereth according to the flesh that he might take upon him the sins of the people, that he might blot out their transgressions according to the power of his deliverance; and now behold, this is the testimony which is in me” (Alma 7:7, 11-13).

While working out the Atonement in the Garden of Gethsemane, the Savior took upon Himself the terrible weight of guilt felt by those who sin. What’s more, He took upon Himself the physical and mental pains, anguish, and suffering we experience through sickness, abuse, accidents, etc. He felt our heartbreak, feelings of loss, depression, confusion, anger, and betrayal. He felt everything horrible you have ever experience or will ever experience. He not only felt and experienced that all that you have experienced, but all that everyone has experienced or caused others to suffer. There is nothing you have ever felt that He doesn’t fully understand from His own personal experience. The Spirit intellectually comprehends everything, but the Savior voluntarily took upon Him all our physical suffering so that He could actually comprehend it and therefore know how to alleviate our pain and mend our broken hearts, minds, and bodies. He truly is the Great Physician.

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It is this same Jesus who is the Lord of lords and King of kings. It is He whose name we must take upon ourselves. It is He in whose holy name we pray. It is He who calls us to Him and offers His mercy on terms of repentance and faithful obedience. It is Jesus Christ who will soon return to earth to cleanse the earth, heal the persecuted, and claim His right to rule. Though I do not and cannot comprehend the depths of suffering He endured in Gethsemane and on the cross in order to be able to offer me His forgiveness, mercy, and love, I thank Him for His gift! I know He is the Son of God, the Redeemer of Mankind, and the only One before Whom I will bow and worship.

I also testify of the third member of the Godhead, the Holy Ghost. Each member of the Godhead – the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – is a separate and individual Being. These three souls are united in their efforts, desires, and goals. Their great work is to help us return to Them and to become like Them. This would be impossible without the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Ghost who confirms truth to our minds and hearts. Without His confirming whisperings, we could know nothing of God or the Savior. All revelation comes through the workings of the Spirit. When a person testifies that they know Jesus is the Redeemer, they can only do so after having the Holy Ghost testify this same verity to them.

The priceless and incomparable blessing of the companionship and guidance of the Holy Ghost comes to us only after we have been baptized into the Lord’s Church and have had authorized Priesthood holders place their hands upon our head and direct us to receive the Holy Ghost. This gift of the Holy Ghost is one of the chief blessings in mortality. It is this member of the Godhead who teaches us of Christ, gives us a testimony, guides us through life’s dark times, sanctifies us from sin, and prepares us to return to our Father in Heaven. I testify that, though I have at times ignored His soft voice, the Holy Spirit is a reality – a real Being whose sole mission is to testify of the Father and Son and bring us to Them.

I further give my witness of the divine origins of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This organization is the Lord’s true Church established again in our present day. The Savior established His Church when He was upon the earth and directed Peter, James, John, and His apostles to spread it to the world. This they faithfully did. However, both the historical and scriptural records are painfully clear that the Lord’s Church, after just a couple generations, went astray and ceased to bear the divine stamp of approval.

The New Testament is full of warnings about impending apostasy. Paul warned that there would be a “falling away” (2 Thessalonians 2:1-4). Peter, the Lord’s chief apostle, testified that there would be “false teachers” in the Church which would preach “damnable heresies” and lead the Saints into error (2 Peter 2:1-3). Even in Old Testament times prophets foresaw the future and noted that there would a mass apostasy from the truth. Amos, for instance, prophesied:

“Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord:

“And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it” (Amos 8:11-12).

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The martyrdom of Peter

The apostasy happened as predicted. The wayward Christians “changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator” (Romans 1:25). The Lord’s apostles were tragically martyred, ending the chain of Priesthood authority needed to perform vital saving ordinances like baptism. The lack of authorized prophets ended the flow of formal revelation between the resurrected Redeemer and His Church.

As unbelief and false ideologies ensnared the Saints and the prophets were killed one-by-one, the Lord’s Church ceased to exist. Because there were no prophets to speak in the name of the Lord and expound correct doctrine, the Lord’s simple teachings became confused, perverted, and mixed with pagan traditions. All of these things made necessary a full restoration of the Priesthood, prophets, and the organization of the true Church.

From the beginning of man, whenever the Lord has had dealings with us, He has operated through prophets. Therefore, it is not surprising that the Lord called a man to be a prophet when He saw the time was right to restore His Church. The young man whom He called was named Joseph Smith. This humble Christian was searching for the true Church when he took the advice found in James 1:5 and prayed to know the answer to his problem.

The Father of us all responded to Joseph Smith in a powerful, unprecedented manner. The Father, accompanied by the Son of God and the palpable power of the Holy Ghost, appeared to the fourteen-year-old Joseph Smith as he knelt in humble prayer in a now sacred grove of trees in New York state. Joseph Smith asked the Heavenly Beings which church He should join. The Savior answered that Joseph should join none of them because they had all perverted His Gospel. Joseph was informed that he was to be the instrument in the Lord’s hands to restore His ancient Church, complete with its powers and Priesthoods and doctrines.

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Throughout the years, a large number of skeptics have mocked Joseph Smith for his account of this monumental vision. They have mocked him for claiming to be a prophet called of the Almighty to establish a Church and bring forth scripture and declare doctrine and prophesy with the authoritative words “thus saith the Lord. . .” Yet, notwithstanding the skeptics and all their spurious, hate-filled books and films and pamphlets attempting to demonstrate that the Prophet Joseph Smith was a liar, the Spirit confirms the truth to honest truth-seekers. And the truth is, as confirmed to my soul, that Brother Joseph was a good man, a man chosen of the Lord, a prophet of the Lord Jesus Christ. I honor and revere his name and happily bear witness of his calling as prophet of God and restorer of Christ’s Church.

The Prophet Joseph Smith defended himself and his vision of God the Father and His Son in these words:

“I soon found . . . that my telling the story had excited a great deal of prejudice against me among professors of religion, and was the cause of great persecution, which continued to increase; and though I was an obscure boy, only between fourteen and fifteen years of age, and my circumstances in life such as to make a boy of no consequence in the world, yet men of high standing would take notice sufficient to excite the public mind against me, and create a bitter persecution; and this was common among all the sects—all united to persecute me. . . .

“However, it was nevertheless a fact that I had beheld a vision. I have thought since, that I felt much like Paul, when he made his defense before King Agrippa, and related the account of the vision he had when he saw a light, and heard a voice; but still there were but few who believed him; some said he was dishonest, others said he was mad; and he was ridiculed and reviled. But all this did not destroy the reality of his vision. He had seen a vision, he knew he had, and all the persecution under heaven could not make it otherwise; and though they should persecute him unto death, yet he knew, and would know to his latest breath, that he had both seen a light and heard a voice speaking unto him, and all the world could not make him think or believe otherwise.

“So it was with me. I had actually seen a light, and in the midst of that light I saw two Personages, and they did in reality speak to me; and though I was hated and persecuted for saying that I had seen a vision, yet it was true; and while they were persecuting me, reviling me, and speaking all manner of evil against me falsely for so saying, I was led to say in my heart: Why persecute me for telling the truth? I have actually seen a vision; and who am I that I can withstand God, or why does the world think to make me deny what I have actually seen? For I had seen a vision; I knew it, and I knew that God knew it, and I could not deny it, neither dared I do it; at least I knew that by so doing I would offend God, and come under condemnation” (Joseph Smith History 1:22, 24-25).

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Watch a film about Joseph Smith’s remarkable life and mission here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xVw6PsSinI&t=2476s

What integrity and sincerity! I find in Joseph Smith a pure heart and noble motives. The Savior told us to judge a man by his fruit. If we apply this to the Prophet Joseph Smith, we must judge that he was a true Christian who did good, served his fellow man, promoted goodness and righteousness, condemned evil and spoke against corruption, and spent his short life bearing witness of truth.

Joseph’s sincerity is not to be doubted for, in the final equation, he refused to recant his testimony and was murdered alongside his brother for it. No man would suffer so much and give so much for a lie. There are much easier ways to become rich, famous, and powerful, if that was truly his intention. Yet, I declare my witness that Joseph Smith was a thoroughly good man who did more to uplift and elevate humanity than any man since Jesus Christ. Much of his work is embodied in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints which, through God’s Priesthood authority bestowed upon his head by the hands of angels and resurrected beings, he restored to the world.

Apart from a life of Christian service and love, the Prophet Joseph Smith left us tangible proof of his divine call to be a prophet and restore the Savior’s Church. He left us The Book of Mormon. Most people who reject and condemn The Book of Mormon do so without ever having seriously examined the book and without having sincerely prayed about its authenticity. The Book of Mormon is a book of scripture similar to the Bible. It does not replace or do away with the Bible and it certainly doesn’t contradict the Bible when the Bible is properly interpreted and understood. Together with the Bible, The Book of Mormon bears witness of Jesus Christ and confirms His true doctrines. The two witnesses have become “one” in the Lord’s hand, as Ezekiel foresaw (Ezekiel 37:16-19).

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See Ezekiel 37:16-19

Whereas the Bible is a collection of writings and revelations from Hebrew prophets living in the Old World, The Book of Mormon is a compilation of writings made by ancient Israelite prophets living in America. They lived on this very land, a land which the Lord has declared to be a Promised Land “choice above all others” (Ether 2:10). It was America that was the location of the Garden of Eden and many other historical events. It is a chosen and special land that has been inhabited for millennia by peoples specifically brought here by the hand of God. These ancient peoples had prophets and were led by the voice of Jehovah Himself. The culminating event among one of these peoples – the Nephite people – was a visitation by the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ after His Ascension in the Holy Land.

A 1960 publication of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says this of The Book of Mormon:

“The Book of Mormon tells the same truths about God and His work that are told in the Bible, though in many cases in a more simple and plain way. . . .

“Jesus is the central figure of both the Bible and the Book of Mormon. Everything was written to emphasize His mission as Redeemer and Savior of the world. While the Nephites were camped at the Red Sea, three days’ journey from Jerusalem, Nephi saw in vision many of the great events that would happen down to our own time. Most importantly, however, was his vision of Jesus. Nephi saw Him as a babe in Mary’s arms. He saw Him as a man baptized by John in the Jordan River. Nephi saw Jesus with the twelve apostles going among the people healing their sick and ministering comfort and consolation to all alike. Finally, Nephi saw Jesus crucified on the cross for the sins of all men. All this happened in Palestine just as Nephi saw it in vision six hundred years earlier.

“The Book of Mormon picks up the message and story of Jesus right where the Bible ends. It tells of His visits to America after his resurrection in Jerusalem. It tells how Jesus organized His Church among the Nephites with apostles at the head just as He had done in Palestine. To the Nephites He proclaimed the same principles of salvation, faith, repentance and baptism by immersion for the remission of sins as they are taught in the New Testament. He blessed little children and said they need no baptism because they are innocent and already free from sin. Like the Bible, the Book of Mormon foretells the coming of Christ in the last days to reign personally upon the earth.

“The great message of the Book of Mormon, then, is the same as that of the Bible; that Jesus lives and is the author of salvation to all who will believe and follow Him” (M. Lynn Bennion and J.A. Washburn, History of the Restored Church, 18-19).

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The Book of Mormon is, without any question, my favorite book. I have learned more from this one 500-page volume of scripture than all the other books I have ever read combined. There is a true power in The Book of Mormon. The Spirit resides in its sacred pages. It testifies of Christ at nearly every turn. It refers to the wondrous Atonement dozens of times and explains its doctrine in a pure and simple manner. It explains the nature of man’s Fall, the necessity of a Savior, the reality of the Savior Jesus Christ, the truthfulness of the Atonement, and testifies that salvation only comes through the Lamb of God.

A particularly powerful passage from The Book of Mormon expels any thought that the book is not a Christian book. The ancient prophet Nephi proclaimed:

“And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins.

“Wherefore, we speak concerning the law [of Moses] that our children may know the deadness of the law; and they, by knowing the deadness of the law, may look forward unto that life which is in Christ, and know for what end the law was given. And after the law is fulfilled in Christ, that they need not harden their hearts against him when the law ought to be done away.

“. . . the right way is to believe in Christ and deny him not; for by denying him ye also deny the prophets and the law.

“And now behold, I say unto you that the right way is to believe in Christ, and deny him not; and Christ is the Holy One of Israel; wherefore ye must bow down before him, and worship him with all your might, mind, and strength, and your whole soul; and if ye do this ye shall in nowise be cast out” (2 Nephi 25:26-29).

Yes, Jesus is the Christ! The Book of Mormon brings people to Christ. It points its readers’ minds and hearts to the Redeemer. It encourages us to keep the commandments, to pray to the Father in Jesus’ name, to meet together to worship the Lord, to love God and our fellow man, to sustain the Bible as God’s word, to sustain the prophets which the Lord sends among us, to gain a personal witness of truth for ourselves rather than relying upon the words of men, and a thousand other useful and correct things. I love The Book of Mormon!

If The Book of Mormon is not true, then everything I have testified of is a lie. But The Book of Mormon is true. I know this because the Spirit has confirmed it to my mind, heart, and spirit on numerous occasions. I can stand before the world and declare the truthfulness of The Book of Mormon, the integrity of the Prophet Joseph Smith who translated it from an ancient record, and the importance of the book’s message.

One of the most important messages of The Book of Mormon is to warn us of Satanic threats to Freedom. My second book, Red Gadiantons, is partially devoted to explaining these prophetic warnings of secret conspiracies that anciently existed and which the past prophets saw would exist in our day and threaten the overthrow of the world. Elder Hans Verlan Andersen, a past General Authority of my Church, stated:

“It appears that one of the main purposes of the Lord in giving us the Book of Mormon was to warn us against destroying ourselves through the adoption of Satan’s form of government. Two mighty civilizations were destroyed on this land choice above all other lands and the cause of destruction was the same in each case – the corruption of the government by wickedness” (Hans Verlan Andersen, Many Are Called But Few Are Chosen, 64).

In modern times, prophets of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have warned that the ancient record is true – a Satanic conspiracy bent on mankind’s destruction does exist. They have identified this Satanic conspiracy as communism. Much of my life’s work has been devoted to fighting communism for this very purpose. More to the point, when I was twelve years old I received a personal witness from the Holy Ghost that communism was not dead and the Soviet Union never collapsed, as the world assumed, and that communism remained the greatest threat to the world.

That knowledge fired my soul and I have worked endlessly to open people’s eyes to the truth I learned through the Spirit and have confirmed by thorough research and my experience living in Russia as a missionary. It is not merely a point of speculation, but a part of my actual knowledge that communism is the wickedest and most powerful enemy facing mankind and that it will consume us if we do not actively oppose it.

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Captain Moroni waving his Title of Liberty

The Book of Mormon not only discusses the workings and goals of Satan’s secret conspiracies, but provides a vibrant account of the antidote to its spiritual and political poison. My hero from The Book of Mormon is a great warrior called Captain Moroni. Moroni single-handedly saved his nation from defeat and subjugation in a series of bloody wars. It was this great man who rallied his people. He did so with a slogan he called the Title of Liberty. It read: “In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children” (Alma 46:12).

This Title of Liberty was hoisted upon every tower and loudly proclaimed throughout the land. Captain Moroni and his army fought valiantly to secure the Freedom of their people. They fought to defend the free government God had given to them and the right of the people, under that government, to make their laws and select their own leaders. It is a free government supported and defended by a righteous, Christian populace that has the power to thwart the machinations of evil individuals like modern communists.

The account of Captain Moroni and his fellow Freedom Fighters is inspiring. I draw tremendous strength from it. One of Moroni’s most trusted generals was a man named Teancum. One day, I wish it will be said of me what it was said of him upon his gut-wrenching death: “[H]e had been a man who had fought valiantly for his country, yea, a true friend to liberty” (Alma 62:37). It has always been one of my highest aspirations to be like the Nephite Freedom Fighters Captain Moroni, Teancum, Lehi, and Lachoneus. I intend to do my utmost to see that the flame of Freedom is never extinguished and that my own countrymen look to God, their religion, their Freedom, their peace, their wives, and their children and do whatever it takes to preserve them.

I bear my witness of Freedom. It is an eternal principle. The Lord is more interested in extending the blessings of Freedom than any mortal who ever lived. His Atonement and sacrifice for us is the ultimate defense of Freedom. It represents Freedom from the grave, Freedom from sin when we repent, Freedom from despair as we turn our hearts, and so forth. As Paul told us, we have “been called unto liberty.” Because of this, we ought to “stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free” (Galatians 5:1, 13). Freedom – the most precious word in the English language!

To ensure Freedom in these last days of turmoil when Satan rages upon the earth making war against the Saints, the Lord inspired a group of men to establish a free country and Constitution. I bear my witness that the Founding Fathers of the United States were humble men of faith and goodness, that they were inspired by the Almighty to break away from tyrannical Britain and establish a free Republic, and that the Holy Spirit rested upon them and inspired them in crafting the Constitution. I revere the Constitution and consider it equally valid as any declaration of holy scripture. It is part of my religion. The principles of Liberty are part and parcel of the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

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In modern revelation given through the Prophet Joseph Smith, the Lord declared that He inspired the Constitution. He specifically commanded His followers to importune for a redress of their grievances through the appointed Constitutional method, or:

“According to the laws and constitution of the people, which I have suffered to be established, and should be maintained for the rights and protection of all flesh, according to just and holy principles;

“That every man may act in doctrine and principle pertaining to futurity, according to the moral agency which I have given unto him, that every man may be accountable for his own sins in the day of judgment.

“Therefore, it is not right that any man should be in bondage one to another.

“And for this purpose have I established the Constitution of this land, by the hands of wise men whom I raised up unto this very purpose, and redeemed the land by the shedding of blood” (Doctrine and Covenants 101:77-80).

The Lord Himself established the Constitution. He did it to ensure the Freedom of “all flesh.” He wants us to be free and to be accountable for our own choices. The Constitution, when correctly administered and interpreted, provides exactly this. So correct and important are the provisions of the U.S. Constitution that the Lord also revealed that anything “more or less” than them “cometh of evil.” Specifically, He revealed:

“And that law of the land which is constitutional, supporting that principle of freedom in maintaining rights and privileges, belongs to all mankind, and is justifiable before me.

“Therefore, I, the Lord, justify you, and your brethren of my church, in befriending that law which is the constitutional law of the land;

“And as pertaining to law of man, whatsoever is more or less than this, cometh of evil” (Doctrine and Covenants 98:5-7).

If at times I seem fanatically devoted to the Constitution and the men who crafted it, it is because it is part of my religion. I can witness of the truthfulness of the Constitution’s principles and of the integrity of the Founding Fathers as strongly and confidently as I can witness that Jesus is the Christ. I will die before I recant that testimony. As I live, it is true. And I will spend my days promoting the principles of the Lord’s Constitution, come what may.

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President Russell M. Nelson

Though I brushed upon it earlier, I want to stress that I have an emphatic, burning testimony that there are literal, living prophets in our midst today – men like Moses, Abraham, Elijah, and Peter who receive revelation for mankind in the name of the Lord and who hold the same Priesthood authority to direct the affairs of the Savior’s Church in our day. The most powerful witness I have ever received from the Holy Spirit in fact is the witness that prophets again walk the earth. I witness and testify that this is true.

At the present time, the man called of Christ to be the earthly president of His Church, and the man who holds the office of prophet, seer, and revelator for the world, is Russell M. Nelson. The Spirit reconfirms the truth that we have a living prophet whenever I hear him speak. I am so incredibly grateful to know – and I again declare that I know it with all my soul – that there is a prophet on earth. He is a man I can look to for sure guidance, wisdom, and inspired counsel. He is the Lord’s mouthpiece on earth – our captain and president. The entire world would benefit immeasurably from knowing and heeding the words of the Lord’s modern prophets, including President Russell M. Nelson.

I close my witness by repeating my unshakeable testimony of Jesus Christ. In Him all my faith and hope center. He is the Son of God. He lives as a perfected, resurrected, exalted Being of flesh and bone. He offered His own blood for a sacrifice in order to appease justice and grant you and me a chance to repent. This Atonement is the greatest event ever to transpire on this or any other world created by the hand of our Master. Through repentance and obedience to the laws and ordinances of His Gospel, we can receive His mercy and forgiveness, our wounds can be healed, our hearts can be changed, our families can be strengthened, and our world can be transformed.

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By calling upon our Heavenly Father in Christ’s holy name, we can receive answers to our most pressing prayers and perplexing questions. Yes, we can even receive a firm personal witness through the Holy Ghost that Jesus is the Messiah! With this witness etched in your soul, nothing can ever come between you and the Savior. I love Him and testify of Him and His present work to gather, save, and free mankind, in His sacred name. Amen.

Zack Strong,

August 4, 2019.

Click the following link to watch a well-made series about the life and ministry of Jesus Christ:

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/bible-videos/videos?lang=eng

 

Minimum Wage Madness

“The economic folly of the living wage/minimum wage nonsense is as plain as day to anyone with eyes to see.” – Mark Hendrickson, “Is The Federal Minimum Wage Unconstitutional?” The Blaze, February 5, 2016.

As socialism tragically surges in popularity among the American People, calls for a mandatory minimum wage become louder and more fanatical. Proponents claim that setting a minimum wage helps workers and, thus, the general economy. In truth, a mandatory minimum wage is one of the most damaging economic policies ever devised. More importantly, a mandatory minimum wage is immoral and unconstitutional. This article explains why a mandatory minimum wage is not only economically hazardous, but unethical and unconstitutional.

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Economics 101 dictates that the entire concept of a mandatory minimum wage is anathema to economic growth. A set minimum wage leads to economic ruin, not growth. This is common sense. One need only apply basic logic to the question to uncover why a minimum wage can only harm an economy.

A mandatory minimum wage establishes the minimum salary an employer may legally pay his workers. What happens when a business cannot afford to pay all of its workers the increased mandatory wage? Three basic things can happen in this scenario: 1) The business will fire some of its workers because it cannot pay them; 2) the business will close its doors because it cannot meet its obligations; or 3) the business will raise its prices to cope with the sudden mandatory increase in wages, thus shifting the burden to the consumer.

The first two scenarios result in more people being out of work. A person out of work earns $0 an hour. By my calculations, zero is less than $7.25 (the current federal minimum wage) or any other alternative amount. For those fired because their employers cannot afford to pay a mandatory minimum wage, the concept is nothing short of disastrous.

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Some of the laid-off workers will of course find new jobs. However, others might be forced to move to another city or commute longer distances, thus burning up more resources for gas, car maintenance, etc., and wasting precious time. And still others might end up on government welfare living off of the tax dollars of other American workers, placing an unnecessary and unfair burden upon them.

At any rate, dictating a minimum wage turns upside-down the lives of numerous people and businesses – the exact opposite of what proponents claim will happen. And even in the best case scenario noted above, the customers suffer by paying more for their goods. The New American reported in 2016:

“Employment data now coming in from six U.S. cities that have mandated increases in the minimum wage are proving a basic economic law: When the price or cost of something increases, less of it will be demanded.”

Naturally, many customers will stop shopping at these establishments because they cannot afford it. This leaves the businesses in a bind and much more likely to close or downsize. As The New American stated, this is a basic economic cause-and-effect law. It is economics 101. No minimum wage decree can or will work (and, as will be discussed later, it is immoral to mandate one).

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Sometimes people support a minimum wage hike because they have fallen for the propaganda that “the 1%” have plenty of money and just aren’t sharing it with workers who “deserve it.” It is a common fallacy to believe that businesses have lots of extra cash just lying around that they could give their employees if they weren’t so greedy. Not so. A 2015 report noted that “the majority of small businesses in the United States barely break even.  Out of 28 million small businesses in the United States, 22 million are breaking even. That’s right. Only 6 million of the small businesses in the United States are profitable.”

How are these small businesses – the backbone of our economy – going to pay their employees so much extra money if they are already barely breaking even? The reality is that they will not be able to. They will, as noted, close, downsize, or dramatically raise prices. It’s a no-win situation.

Restaurants Unlimited, a national restaurant chain based out of Seattle, filed for bankruptcy this July, citing as a major factor minimum wage laws. This development came on the heels of the company closing six of its restaurants. In its statement, the company blasted minimum wage laws: “Over the past three years, the company’s profitability has been significantly impacted by progressive wage laws along the Pacific coast that have increased the minimum wage.”

In Emeryville, California, a 2015 minimum wage mandate has similarly wreaked havoc on the local economy. A recent news report stated:

“The ‘Fight for $15’ campaign blazed through Emeryville in 2015. While even activists expressed contentment with the adoption of a regional minimum wage model that established a ‘path’ to $15, the then city council pursued its highest-in-the-nation ‘living wage’ model.

“They argued that this would reduce poverty levels by eliminating reliance on government programs, low-wage earners would be able to live closer to their jobs and an economic ‘multiplier effect’ where these earners would offset any loss in business by contributing back to the local economy.

“Supporters dismissed threats of job loss, impact on youth employment, reduced shifts and increased automation as ‘bluff’ by business owners. . . .”

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The article cited a recent study from the Mills College Lokey School that “confirmed” the fears of those initially warning of the detrimental effects of the wage hike. While some new businesses have opened in Emeryville since the law went into effect, many have closed while those that remain have been forced to increase prices. Many consumers have altered their spending habits to offset the price increases brought on by the minimum wage laws. And of those new business that have been fortunate enough to open, the report stated:

“It’s notable that nearly all the new businesses that have opened have embraced the counter service model that requires fewer employees . . . Counter service models require fewer employees to offset higher labor costs.”

A final statement revealing what minimum wage increases do to the finances of a business is noteworthy:

“One of the most outspoken full-service restaurants has been Townhouse General Manager Jeffrey Kroeber. Kroeber has warned the council for years that the wage scale was unsustainable for his business and that every $1 increase led to a $200,000 increase in their payroll. A payroll increase that would have to be offset by a $650-$700K increase in sales to maintain margins. “If we don’t have a profit margin that makes it viable for us, we’ll leave,” he explained.”

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A Forbes report from 2017 documented numerous businesses that have closed due to minimum wage increases. Some of these businesses include Almost Perfect Books in Roseville, California, Abbot’s Cellar in San Francisco, and Del Rio Diner in Brooklyn, New York. Other businesses mentioned were forced to flee high minimum wage states like Washington and California for states with low minimum wage. One wonders where they will flee if a federal minimum wage increase comes down the pipe.

The Forbes article also noted that the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the fastest-growing union in North America, had at that point spent $90 million on propaganda supporting a $15 minimum wage mandate. Isn’t it interesting that a union, a group supposedly created for the benefit of workers, supports an economically ruinous policy like a mandatory minimum wage, and that it is willing to spend $90 million to persuade people it is beneficial?

Isn’t it also interesting that the Communist Party USA was known to have infiltrated the 1199 New York branch of the SEIU? The CPUSA, of course, fully supports a federally mandated minimum wage. A news report from 2011 observed the connection between the SEIU and the Communist Party:

“Like two peas in a pod, unionists and Communists get along just find these days. Not just any union mind you, the union that President Obama so readily identifies with and was proud to have worked with. . . .

“Not only did the SEIU help to organize the [May Day] rally in conjunction with communists, they marched side-by-side with communists, while union members carried communist flags, communists carried union signs, and altogether there was no real way to tell the two apart.”

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The connections between the SEIU, President Obama, and communist organizations of all types are well-established. It should raise major red flags when the communists support any proposal, policy, or organization. Those who back a mandatory minimum wage law and minimum wage hike might pause and reflect that they are in league with the communists, Barack Obama, and communist president FDR who ushered in the minimum wage.

Today, a host of Democratic Party presidential candidates advocate a federal minimum wage hike and greater government involvement in the economy. Bolshevik Bernie Sanders certainly endorses the idea. In his revolting book Our Revolution, Bernie spent several pages lying about the supposed benefits of a minimum wage. Here is a snippet:

“Millions of Americans work for totally inadequate wages. The current federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour is a starvation wage. It must be raised. The minimum wage must become a living wage – which means raising it to $15 an hour by 2020 and indexing it into the future. . . .

“The truth is that states that raised the minimum wage in 2014 experienced faster job growth than those that did not. And a higher minimum wage boosts consumer spending” (Sanders, Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In, 218, 222).

Bernie Sanders, whose initials are appropriately BS, is a liar. As an old Soviet from long ago, Bernie knows that the minimum wage does not help businesses, does not promote economic growth, and absolutely hurts consumers. Yet, he and his allies in the Communist Party and Democratic Party want to jack the federal minimum wage up by nearly double to $15! This would destroy our national economy, putting thousands upon thousands of small businesses out of business.

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Please keep in mind whenever you hear people advocate a minimum wage that the minimum wage scheme is part and parcel of the communist plan to take down the U.S. economy and has the hearty support of traitors like Bernie Sanders. As one article put it, the “leading Leftists seem to blindly follow the well-worn blueprints of internal destruction.” In pushing for a minimum wage – and an increased minimum wage at that – the “leftists” in our nation are taking us to the brink of economic catastrophe.

The above are only a few of thousands of real-life examples of businesses – even large business chains – which have gone out of business directly because of minimum wage laws. The website Facesof15 documents many more cases of businesses closing, moving, or downsizing because of the mandatory minimum wage drive – destroying the claims of the Bernie Sanderses among us. Yet despite the mass of evidence, the crowds continue their delirious chant for a mandatory minimum wage, apparently not thinking about or understanding the consequences. Their eyes see only dollar signs, yet they fail to realize that in the long run everyone will have less green in their wallets because of minimum wage laws.

When you see someone – a political candidate, a professor, a media personality, or whomever – advocate a mandatory minimum wage or a “living wage,” you know that that person either has zero economic sense or wishes harm to our Republic. Whether they promote a minimum wage hike because of ignorance of maliciousness makes no difference in the end – the consequences will be disastrously the same, especially for the poor. The U.S. economy literally cannot afford a federally mandated minimum wage hike.

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As important as the fact that a mandatory minimum wage harms businesses and hurts the overall economy is, it is only is a secondary reason we should oppose the idea. Of far more importance are the moral and legal reasons why we cannot afford to institute a mandatory minimum wage.

Morally speaking, is it right to steal a person’s money? Is it just to steal a business’s wealth? It is correct to rob an employer of his profits and give them to his workers by the force of law? Is wealth redistribution an ethical or moral idea? The answer to each of these questions is the same: NO.

A mandatory minimum wage is nothing but theft. Perhaps indirect theft, like taxation, but theft nonetheless. This is so because the law forces one person to give his money to another or else suffer negative consequences. It is highway robbery to deprive a restaurant owner, for instance, of his livelihood by forcing him to give his money to his workers – workers, mind you, who willingly agreed to work for the wage they are currently receiving and who are not entitled to receive one cent more.

It is a dastardly thing to suggest we use the force of law to redistribute wealth from one segment of the population (employers) to another (employees). It is morally reprehensible to take from one person his property and give it to another without the consent of the person losing it. That is communism, folks. And just like communism, minimum wage laws should be abolished.

A minimum wage hike is also problematic in terms of legality. The U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land and all laws, federal, state, or local, must conform to it. Does the Constitution give authority to Congress – the body responsible for making laws – to take money from one segment of the population and give it to another? Is Congress empowered to fix the level of wages at a given point? Where, pray tell, does the Constitution say that the American People gave the government the right to take money from one person without his consent and give it to another? I fail to see where the Constitution authorizes our representatives to dictate how we run our businesses and how much we pay our employees.

I do not see it in the Constitution because it is not there! Such a provision does not exist. The right of private property was sacred to our Founding Fathers. They knew that there is no Liberty without the right to control private property (hence the reason the anti-Liberty communists seek to “abolish” private property). Property does not refer merely to land or structures. One’s assets, money, wealth, etc., are part of his “property.” Employers should be able to do with their property what they want, including pay their employees however much they choose. When we deprive businesses of their right to pay employees the wage they agree upon with the employee, we steal, in a measure, their Liberty, and infringe upon their property rights.

Isn’t it time we woke up to reality? Reality doesn’t care about your feelings – it hits you hard and fast whether you believe it in or not. And the reality is that mandating a minimum wage harms the economy (especially small businesses), violates the Constitution which defends our private property rights, and is inherently immoral.

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Considering the economic infeasibility, unconstitutionality, and immorality of the mandatory minimum wage concept, isn’t it time we abandoned it? Will we abandon this failed idea or will we continue to play into the communists’ hands? They want nothing more than to wreck our economy and bring us to our knees. Will we allow them to do so simply because we see with our feelings and not with reason, logic, and evidence? While having a few extra bucks seems like a good thing, isn’t it a better thing to keep our economy afloat and let what’s left of our free enterprise system work?

As society has embraced socialist economics – a national bank, inflation, high taxes, high regulation, minimum wage laws, so-called anti-discrimination hiring laws, etc., – our economy has plummeted. By contrast, when we followed the Constitution, kept government out of our economic affairs, and possessed a truly free enterprise system, our economy boomed and helped produce the greatest, wealthiest, most powerful nation in the history of the world. So which future do we want – a Jacksonian era of prosperity and Liberty or a Stalinist nightmare of poverty and slavery? The choice is ours. And the mandatory minimum wage issue is a litmus test for where we stand on the broader question of individual Liberty.

Zack Strong,

August 2, 2019.

Please view the following PragerU videos for quick breakdowns on the minimum wage.

“How Does the Minimum Wage Work?”

 

“What’s the Right Minimum Wage?”

The Communist Plot Against Donald Trump

“Psychopolitics: The art and science of convincing half of the country that President Trump colluded with the Russians and the other half that he is draining the swamp.” – David Risselada, Psychopolitics in America, 3.

Last week, disgraced FBI investigator Robert Mueller testified to Congress relative to his recent report exonerating Donald Trump of collusion with Russia in the 2016 election. In the midst of his shockingly incoherent, uncoordinated, and bumbling testimony, Mueller did make at least one accurate statement. He said that Russian interference in American politics is one of the most serious threats to our Republic. In this he was correct. However, he lied about whose side the Russians are backing.

For two and a half years, the controlled Establishment media has been peddling the lie that Donald Trump colluded with Russia to steal the election and subvert America. The reality is that this insidious myth was concocted in Moscow. Those who believe the Trump-Russia collusion tall tale are actually believing good old-fashioned Russian lies.

In 2016, Fusion GPS – a private intelligence firm run by defunct British spy Christopher Steele – was hired to look into presidential candidate Donald Trump. Before long, the contract was dropped and then later picked up by the Democratic National Committee. Steele wrote a series of memoranda which came to be known as the Steele Dossier. Steele himself admitted that he could not verify many of the allegations of Trump-Russia collusion made in his own report! Yet, made them he did. And the Obama Administration, the FBI, the Democratic Party, and the Establishment media ran with the lie and have tried to drum it into the American consciousness in a vain attempt to make it stick.

It should make the discerning person pause to know that Christopher Steele’s sources are Russian. The entire Steele Dossier – upon which the Trump-Russia collusion lie was based – was concocted from anonymous Russian sources! If this doesn’t raise red flags – no pun intended – I don’t know what does.

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Not only does the spurious information about Donald Trump come from anonymous sources in Putin’s Russia, but the primary American accusers are known communists! James Comey, Obama-appointed head of the FBI from 2013-2017 who presided over the beginning phases of the Trump-Russia collusion hysteria, has admitted that he was once a communist. John Brennan, Obama-appointed head of the CIA from 2013-2017, was also a communist who admitted that he voted for Gus Hall, the Communist Party USA presidential candidate. These two communist traitors helped breathe life – false life – into the Trump-Russia myth. Yet, otherwise good people believe the lies spun by these traitors!

Numerous so-called “experts” have written books detailing the alleged (and fake) collusion. This inglorious list includes avowed leftists such as Malcolm Nance, Michael Isikoff, Michael Wolff, Michael Hayden, and Jim Acosta. Other leftists in the intelligence community such as Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Robert Mueller, and James Clapper aided in these efforts by illegally spying on Donald Trump and using their positions of influence to demonize an innocent man. Still other leftists in government like Adam Schiff, Rod Rosenstein, and Jerry Nadler have used the flawed allegations put forward by the Malcolm Nances and Christopher Steeles of the world to continue the charade despite President Trump being exonerated by the Mueller probe – an exhaustive investigation initiated on fraudulently-obtained FISA warrants and false allegations from Russian sources that cost the American public many millions of dollars.

The Communist Party USA has also weighed in on Donald Trump. Before we cite what the CPUSA has said about the president, let’s recall the words of communist defector Louis Francis Budenz about the Communist Party. In his excellent exposé Men Without Faces: The Communist Conspiracy in the U.S.A., Budenz warned about this radical organization. Said he: “[A] group of people so completely under foreign-dictatorship control is not a legitimate political party. It is an arm of the conspiracy directed by that foreign power; in other words, an alien fifth column” (Budenz, Men Without Faces, 34).

This fifth column will go to great lengths to smear enemies of the communist world revolution. Budenz explained:

“The Reds are organized experts in lying – but the lies in which the Red engages are those that will aid the cause and the party. In such circumstances, according to the peculiar ethics of the Communist, it is right, not wrong, to lie. The Communist will not hesitate to spread scandalous falsehoods about a man or woman who has been declared to be an enemy of the party. He will do all in his power to get non-Communists to accept and spread the same malicious slanders. On the witness stand, he will resort to perjury, if necessary, to protect the interest of his party. But this is done under party orders and for party purposes, and is regarded as a cardinal feature of Communist morality” (Budenz, Men Without Faces, 31).

In adherence to their perverse version of morality, American communists have come out in droves to lambast Donald Trump and smear him with false collusion claims, erroneous allegations of mental illness, assertions that he is unstable and dangerous, lies that his racist and bigoted, claims that he is a “Nazi” and a “fascist,” and so forth. The “Nazi” allegation is one that the communists particularly love to use against Constitutionalists, conservatives, and anyone who opposes the insidious spread of communism. And because we have been so propagandized regarding the truth about Hitler and World War II, we fall for this Red hysteria. Don’t fall for it.

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Since 2016, the Communist Party has kept up a running smear campaign aimed at Donald Trump – hardly something they would do if Trump was on their side! On October 16, 2016 – at the height of the presidential election – the CPUSA portrayed Donald Trump as a conspiracy theorist and attacked him as a “fascist” whose campaign presented “new dangers to democracy.”  They said that a Hillary Clinton victory would help them derail “the growing fascist threat that Trump and his supporters are promoting.” If you were not aware, the Communist Party USA openly promoted Hillary Clinton in 2016.

In an October 25, 2016 article, the Communist Party hosted an article by the Cuban communist Ricardo Alarcon in which he declared that “the only way to defeat [Donald Trump] is Hillary Clinton.” He referred to “Trumpism,” calling it “a disease that corrodes US society and threatens humanity.” The CPUSA was fully behind Clinton’s campaign in 2016 – not Donald Trump’s. Yet people have the audacity to claim Russia helped Trump cheat Clinton out of a win!

The communists’ attacks have been relentless since Donald Trump upset their hopes in 2016. For example, on October 20, 2018, the CPUSA made an extensive case for why they believe Donald Trump is a fascist. They cited the “classic definition” of fascism thus: “Fascism is the open terroristic dictatorship of the most reactionary sections of finance capital.” They then said: “Both Trump’s campaign and administration have direct ties to reactionary sections of finance capital.” In other words, the communists equate President Trump’s administration with fascism and “terroristic dictatorship.” More overtly, the article compared Trump’s administration to Mussolini’s government, Hitler’s Third Reich, and “the dictatorships in Europe and Latin America [that] were fueled by racism, anti-Semitism and last, but not least, anti-communism.” Yet we are to believe that Donald Trump is on the communist payroll? Laughable! People who believe this need to take a serious gut check and wake up to reality.

In recent months, the Communist Party has been on a roll accusing the president and his supporters of “Red-baiting.” They love to raise the specter of McCarthyism despite the fact that Senator McCarthy was not only correct in his assertion that communists had infiltrated our government, but fell far short in the scope of his accusations.

In a commentary on President Trump’s 2019 State of the Union remarks, the current chairman of the CPUSA, John Bachtell, lamented that the president’s “demagogic and fear mongering remarks were laced with anti-communism and anti-socialism. This served two purposes. First, to paint all Democrats as dangerous radicals and socialists, who pose a domestic threat to American values and then to drive that wedge in the anti-extreme right electoral alliance.” To translate a bit, the communists see themselves as an “anti-extreme right” group. That is, “anti-fascist” or “anti-Nazi” a la Antifa. They see all their enemies as “fascists” and “Nazis” and “right-wing extremists.” When you hear this propaganda line repeated by the mainstream press, Hollywood, academia, etc., know that it is the Communist Party line.

Earlier this summer, John Bachtell continued his attacks by calling President Trump “a gangster masquerading as president.” He then declared the current communist objective in these words:

“The aim is to oust Trump and the Republican Senate majority, defend the Democratic House majority, and break the GOP domination of governorships and state legislatures, which includes supporting candidates from their ranks, including communists.”

In order to “oust Trump” and thwart anyone like him getting into office, the Communist Party USA has for several years now openly allied itself with the Democratic Party (which is itself controlled by closet communists). This alliance will only grow stronger as Democrats burn their bridges and openly embrace Bernie Sanders-style Democratic Socialism and then, eventually, full-fledged communism. The Communist Party-Democratic alliance has highlighted one fact: Donald Trump, and that which he represents, is in the crosshairs of the enemy.

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If President Trump is working with Russia or for the communists, why do they hate him so much and spend so much time tarnishing his reputation and undermining his administration? The Lord taught us that if Satan’s kingdom is divided against itself cannot stand, therefore it will not be divided against itself (Matthew 12:24-26). With this in mind, I say that every honest and discerning individual must realize that the entire Trump-Russia collusion narrative is phony. The truth is that it was concocted in Moscow and is promoted by communists and leftists in America. That the mainstream media – which is Marxist in nature and outlook – has backed this fable should make rational people wary of believing it. Why would the Marxists abroad, in media, in intelligence organizations, in government, in academia, etc., oppose Donald Trump if he was on their payroll or working for them? It is illogical in the extreme to believe this.

Some people have ignored these basic logical inferences and have pointed to the sad fact that President Trump has made some very stupid decisions as president as “proof” that he is in bed with the enemy. That he has made some absurd decisions is without question. The he has the political acumen of a gnat is also without question. And the record of his life of immorality is likewise beyond dispute. Yet, does this mean he is part of the conspiracy or secretly on the communist payroll? No.

Newt Gingrich once said that the reason Donald Trump is so hated is that he does not belong to the secret cabal that rules in Washington and the various power centers of the globe. He noted: “[H]e’s an outsider. He’s not them. He’s not part of the club. He’s uncontrollable . . . he hasn’t been through the initiation rites. He didn’t belong to the secret society.” And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the core of the issue: For as idiotic and immoral as Trump often is, he is not a formal member of the Luciferian cult that hijacked the world. Trump does not promote Satanic communism and, thus, is at odds with the ruling core of the conspiracy – all of his very real flaws notwithstanding.

Let’s remember who Donald Trump is. He is a businessman and sees everything through this lens. Since he looks at politics as a businessman, President Trump thinks any “deals” are progress, no matter how many principles and promises must be compromised to make them. He is willing to rub shoulders with shady folks like communist dictators in order to “make a deal.” He, as well as most folks, thinks “getting things done” is a good thing. Personally, I want to see less action; far, far less. Yet, “action” is seen as the hallmark of success these days, so President Trump does everything he can, and meets with whomever he can, in order to “make deals.”

Some of the deals the president has made are horrendous while others have been beneficial. Though I did not vote for him and will not be voting for him in 2020, President Trump is the best president in my lifetime and we can thank his administration for getting us out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Paris Climate Accords, putting a spotlight on the invasion we know as illegal immigration, arresting thousands of human traffickers, standing up in at least a small way to the United Nations, cutting a certain number of federal regulations, and so forth. Yet, President Trump is flawed and has allowed himself to be manipulated, talked down from his tough stances, etc.

For instance, the president’s brokering of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is a prime example of his constitutional illiteracy and lack of political sense. President Trump sees the USMCA as a “win” because it is a “deal” – a “deal” he brokered! Yet, the USMCA is essentially NAFTA 2.0 and would be a blow to our sovereignty. The New American observed:

“The USMCA is being championed as a “better deal” by President Trump, and if Americans don’t show their disapproval, the Deep State may ride the Trump train to congressional approval for the USMCA and derail American sovereignty in the process. Both President Trump and USTR Robert Lighthizer (shown), a veteran CFR member, have touted the USMCA as a model of all future trade agreements, underscoring its importance. . . .

“After less than two years of negotiations, the USMCA was released early on October 1, 2018 on the USTR website for the public to read. It runs for 1,809 pages — 1,572 pages for the treaty chapters, 214 pages for additional annexes, and 23 pages of side letters. Obviously, the mammoth size of the agreement should set off alarm bells that much more is involved than “free trade,” which should mean the absence of government intervention.

“Of course, President Trump does not see it that way — at least not yet. “This is a terrific deal, for all of us,” he announced later that morning from the Rose Garden. “Once approved by Congress, this new deal will be the most modern, up-to-date, and balanced trade agreement in the history of our country, with the most advanced protections for workers ever developed.” Taking the president’s words at face value, one might think that NAFTA is dead and that the USMCA is a huge win for America that will safeguard its national sovereignty. Unfortunately, his rhetoric belies the reality. The pact is even worse than NAFTA regarding undermining American sovereignty and self-determination, in favor of North American integration extending beyond trade to include labor and environmental policies. It is, in fact, so bad that the globalists who had lambasted Trump for renegotiating NAFTA praised him afterward.”

I recommend reading the full article, as well as this one, to learn more about why Trump’s USMCA is dangerous.

Additionally, President Trump’s meetings with North Korean communist dictator Kim Jong-un have done nothing but buy time for the Koreans to continue their preparations for war and legitimize the brutal regime in the eyes of the downtrodden Korean people. Urging détente and “peace” talks is a common communist tactic. These times of peace are always used to gain an advantage over the gullible West. We should have learned from experience decades ago that communists do not make deals with anyone unless those deals benefit them and promote their Satanic criminal conspiracy. President Trump, lacking any real understanding of the workings of the internationalist conspiracy, plays into their hands by delaying tough actions in favor of “peace” talks and diplomacy.

A third example of the president’s ability to be hoodwinked and swayed by his duplicitous advisers is the 2nd Amendment issue. President Trump is weak on our right to keep and bear arms. Last year I penned an article on the president’s knee-jerk response to the suspicious Las Vegas shooting. President Trump succumbed to the loud voices of the minority who called for “action” on guns. To appease the crowd, he made a “deal.” He overstepped his authority and violated the Constitution by banning bump stocks – a constitutionally-protected gun accessory that increases the rate of fire of a weapon. It was yet another episode that demonstrated President Trump’s unfitness for office.

Again, President Trump has done numerous good things despite occasionally falling victim to the voices enticing him to promote the Establishment’s agenda. The fact that he has been so castigated and hated by the Establishment press, the other branches of government, academia, Hollywood, both major political parties, and international governments and organizations is evidence that he is not all bad and that, at least on some issues, he has struck a nerve with the conspiracy.

More than anything, the war on President Trump is a war on perception. President Trump is perceived by a large swath of the population as an America-first political outsider who wants to “drain the swamp,” stop the invasion of illegal aliens, boost the economy, fight political correctness, and make our nation great again. It doesn’t matter whether this is true or not – what matters is that people think it is. And it is that perception that is dangerous to the Establishment. Optimism is contagious. If the “common people” come to believe that they actually have the power to change how Washington operates and that they can once again reclaim their country and be proud to be Americans, that emboldens them to speak out and stand up against the tyranny. When the American People do this, the hostile Elite that have hijacked our nation begin to lose power.

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A moment in the movie A Bug’s Life illustrates this principle. You’ll recall that the antagonist, Hopper, is a surly grasshopper who oppresses the ants and extracts tribute from them in the form of food. Hopper is worried because an ant stood up to him. His henchmen laugh and shrug it off. After all, it was only one lone ant. What could he do? Seeing the bigger picture, Hopper warned his comrades: “If you let one ant stand up to us, then they all might stand up. Those puny little ants outnumber us a hundred to one. And if they ever figure that out, there goes our way of life. It’s not about food; it’s about keeping those ants in line.”

President Trump is just one man; a very flawed man who in and of himself poses no real threat to the Marxist Establishment and often unwittingly promotes their agenda. However, because he is perceived by the majority of the American People as a symbol of resistance to the “Deep State” or “swamp,” he is dangerous. Again, this is a perception war – and the Trump-Russia collusion myth manufactured in Russia was an attempt to poison the public’s minds against what they thought Trump stood for.

More than perhaps any other thing, President Trump has forced people to show their true colors – either for or against Americanism. The radicals have become even more radicalized, violent, and volatile while the humble American patriots have become emboldened and more nationalistic and zealous for Freedom. The anti-Americans among us are finally tearing off their masks and admitting that they’re communists who hate the Constitution and oppose the Christian and moral principles our Republic was founded upon. We cannot allow them to extinguish the flame of Freedom beginning to grow in the hearts of many Americans who have been asleep or apathetic for far too long.

I believe that those who promote the debunked and fraudulent Trump-Russia collusion myth do great harm to America. Congressman Devin Nunes concurred and wrote a recent article about the absurdity of the Trump-Russia “collusion” sideshow and how damaging it has been to our Republic:

“As the Russia collusion hoax hurtles toward its demise, it’s important to consider how this destructive information operation rampaged through vital American institutions for more than two years, and what can be done to stop such a damaging episode from recurring.

“While the hoax was fueled by a wide array of false accusations, misleading leaks of ostensibly classified information, and bad-faith investigative actions by government officials, one vital element was indispensable to the overall operation: the Steele dossier.

“Funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democrat National Committee, which hid their payments from disclosure by funneling them through the law firm Perkins Coie, the dossier was a collection of false and often absurd accusations of collusion between Trump associates and Russian officials. These allegations, which relied heavily on Russian sources cultivated by Christopher Steele, were spoon-fed to Trump opponents in the U.S. government, including officials in law enforcement and intelligence. . . .

“It is astonishing that intelligence leaders did not immediately recognize they were being manipulated in an information operation or understand the danger that the dossier could contain deliberate disinformation from Steele’s Russian sources. In fact, it is impossible to believe in light of everything we now know about the FBI’s conduct of this investigation, including the astounding level of anti-Trump animus shown by high-level FBI figures like Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, as well as the inspector general’s discovery of a shocking number of leaks by FBI officials.

“It’s now clear that top intelligence officials were perfectly well aware of the dubiousness of the dossier, but they embraced it anyway because it justified actions they wanted to take — turning the full force of our intelligence agencies first against a political candidate and then against a sitting president.

“The hoax itself was a gift to our nation’s adversaries, most notably Russia. The abuse of intelligence for political purposes is insidious in any democracy. It undermines trust in democratic institutions, and it damages the reputation of the brave men and women who are working to keep us safe. This unethical conduct has had major repercussions on America’s body politic, creating a yearslong political crisis whose full effects remain to be seen.”

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Yes, the false Trump-Russia “collusion” narrative has been a great boon to the communists and has done much to undermine and weaken our Republic! Unfortunately, many otherwise good folks have fallen for the ruse. Some decent individuals have become so carried away with their hatred of Donald Trump that they see in him nothing but evil and refuse to even acknowledge when he does something good such as end our involvement with the TPP or the U.N. Human Rights Council. Some, because they know of the machinations of the Reds and rightly see communism as an all-pervasive cancer that affects all branches of government and contaminates all facets of society, wrongly believe that every member of the government is involved or on their payroll. I caution against this sort of faulty logic.

As noted, President Trump does not help his case by occasionally following the international Marxist agenda and legitimizing communist dictators by dealing with them. The president does not understand the conspiracy aimed at taking down America. Oh, to be sure, he has vowed that “America will never be a socialist country.” Yet, he doesn’t recognize that many of his own hand-selected advisers are members of that vicious cabal and are attempting to undermine him at every step. And President Trump’s character flaws also allow him to be swayed by flattery or popular clamoring.

The plot to undermine President Trump’s administration was hatched abroad in Moscow. Indeed, the plan to undermine every president who even thinks about opposing any portion of communism or who thinks he can rally the nation behind Americanist principles was concocted decades ago by the Bolsheviks. Because of what he symbolizes, President Trump has been the target of a well-coordinated and venomous smear campaign and psyop perhaps unrivaled in our nation’s history.

In his phenomenal book Psychopolitics in America: A Nation Under Conquest, which I cannot recommend too highly, David Risselada explained the communist tactic of employing psychological tactics to manipulate and destroy their enemies. The communists have devoted much effort to convince Americans that they are mentally unstable, that their leaders are literally insane, and that the only cure is to abandon traditional Americanism and embrace the Marxist worldview. Risselada wrote:

“Psychopolitics is a method of mind control that employs the use of fear, torture, psychotropic drugs and blackmail and which seeks to turn a person from his previous loyalties towards Communism . . . the United States is a nation marked for conquest, and most of what we see occurring around us is carefully contrived propaganda designed to give the illusion that the country we live in is sick, and we would be better served if we as Americans abandoned our outdated ideas about individual liberty and surrendered our authority to a world Communist body” (Risselada, Psychopolitics in America, 8).

Risselada then pinpointed several specific cases in which the enemy is attempting to paint the president – and anyone who shares these views – as crazy, irrational, or dangerous. The president’s stance on stopping the invasion of illegal immigrants is one example. Resselada wrote:

“The Left is using the issue of illegal immigration to push for open borders and the elimination of America’s national identity. They are also using it to discredit Donald Trump, as he is being portrayed as a heartless dictator who is locking up poor children seeking asylum in the United States. . . .

“What President Trump is currently dealing with is an overwhelming problem of illegal immigrants crossing our border because the Left has virtually made it legal to do so. The Hegelian Dialectic is in play here, as this issue has been allowed to grow out of control for several decades to create a public demand for a solution, and that solution is being presented as amnesty. . . .

“The Left is now using this issue to present Trump’s actions as morally reprehensible so they can get their voting base worked up and mobilized. While doing so, they have once again shown the world just how low they are willing to go to present something as a crisis which must immediately be solved” (Risselada, Psychopolitics in America, 225, 227).

Furthermore, Risselada weighed in on the Trump-Russia collusion myth, writing:

“The idea that Donald Trump colluded with the Russians is laughable, at best. The Russian influence in our country is certainly real; however, the Russians would be more interested in seeing a far-left party come to power, as left-wing ideology is more in line with Communist objectives. . . .

“The most outrageous aspect of this fake investigation is the fact that despite no evidence, it continues, in spite of actual evidence of crimes committed by Hillary Clinton, the primary one being the Uranium One scandal that allowed Russia to control a huge portion of America’s uranium reserves while enriching the Clintons through donations in the millions to their Clinton Foundation. Furthermore, to add to the outrage, Robert Mueller was head of the FBI while all of this occurred. It could reasonably be concluded that the attempts to pin Russian meddling in the election on Donald Trump are nothing more than an effort to distract the public from the fact that the Clintons profited greatly by actually doing so!

“It is also becoming clear that the real collusion took place between the Russians and the Clinton campaign. This makes more sense, as Putin, a former KGB agent who most likely aligns himself with Communist ideals, is going to want a US president who seeks to weaken America on the world stage, not one that seeks to “make her great again.” One of the goals of the Communist Party has always been to create the illusion in the mind of Americans that disarming our military and nuclear arsenal is a sign of moral strength” (Risselada, Psychopolitics in America, 263, 266-267).

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Yes, the real colluding culprits are the ones pointing the finger and Donald Trump. Those who scream the loudest about “collusion!” are merely projecting their own sins on the president. Projection is a common communist tactic. From the beginning, communists have blamed their opposition for things they themselves were guilty of. For instance, it was the Soviets who murdered thousands of Polish officers in the Katyn Forest during World War II, yet the Soviet propagandists yelled so loud and so long that the “Nazis” did it, that the lie stuck. Only recently has it become generally accepted that the Soviets lied and that Germany was innocent of this massacre.  And when a Dutch communist burned down the German Reichstag in 1933 as part of a larger campaign of Bolshevik violence and terrorism against Hitler’s avowedly anti-communist government, the propagandists spun the event to frame the National Socialists for the tragedy – a lie repeated to this day. The same thing happens today in politics.

Indeed, not only do communists project problems, they create them out of thin air in order to exploit them to their advantage. The Russian Alexander Markovsky explained the communist penchant for conflict creation. He said:

“[I]f you want to change a society, here is Lenin’s script: cause the problem. Spread the misery. Send a cadre of professional community organizers to unite all of the angry and disinherited spirits to fuel an organized revolt. Entice chaos and violence. Exploit chaos for larger political objectives. Blame your political opponents, demonize and criminalize them” (in Cliff Kincaid, The Sword of Revolution and the Communist Apocalypse, 41).

Markovsky was exactly correct. Problem. Reaction. Solution. The communists create a problem and fan the flames into an inferno that people cannot ignore; they channel the organic public outrage toward the object – whether person, idea, or institution – targeted for destruction; and, once the old system is burned down, they provide a “solution” that people will readily accept as long it promises to end the chaos and reestablish order.

Creating the Trump collusion myth was a stroke of genius that has certainly sparked a blaze of chaos, confusion, bitterness, resentment, and hatred. People are so blinded by propaganda that they have become violent and vengeful. The communist terrorist group Antifa has taken to the streets and routinely attacks people and property. They are now arming themselves and have been threatening to overthrow the government. But even people less inclined to riot in the streets have become radicalized. This radicalization has poisoned their relationships and made them bitter and cynical.

The communists are masters at tapping into this hatred, cynicism, and bitterness and channeling it into radicalism. They radicalize and mobilize women by telling them they are victims of some “oppressive patriarchy.” They radicalize and mobilize blacks and minorities by making them out to be victims of alleged “racism” by whites. They radicalize and mobilize people suffering from homosexuality and transgenderism by making them feel victimized by “heterosexual bigots.” And on and on.

The same tactics are being used to galvanize and radicalize anti-Trump fanatics. Often, these radicals have been duped into believing that Donald Trump symbolizes the rise of an “intolerant,” “bigoted,” “racist,” “homophobic,” “white supremacist,” “Nazi,” “nationalist,” “Christian” theocracy that will trample their rights. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read this sentiment online. People are so out of touch that they believe that Christian America is on the rise and that we are a threat to the Liberty of the nation. In truth, Wicca is the fastest growing religion in America, Satanism is becoming popularized, New Age practices are found everywhere, and people are openly marching with hammer and sickle flags and assaulting American patriots with impunity.

So much of the recent violence and radicalization of this sort is attributable to the lie that Donald Trump colluded with Russia to swindle the election and screw the American People. Again I repeat that those who promote this myth are endangering the nation. They are adding fuel to the inferno of hatred and bitterness. They are encouraging those who, suffering an acute form of mental derangement produced by the avalanche of malicious lies, need a major dose of truth to recover. Please stop and think about what you’re contributing to when you repeat the Russian-born, communist-promoted lie that Donald Trump is on the communist payroll.

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America is at war. The Satanic communist conspiracy seeks to overthrow our God-inspired Constitution, thrash our noble traditions, crucify Christianity, split apart families, destroy our Freedom, and devour our People. When we allow their myths to spread and gain a place in our hearts, we are promoting their world revolution. Please, wake up to the awful reality that you are under attack and that this war is primarily ideological and psychological. We must develop a high sense of discernment if we are to survive this struggle.

I end this article with an old, yet eerily timely, statement by the venerable Ezra Taft Benson regarding the struggle we find ourselves in. Ponder it. Take it to heart. And act to preserve our Faith, Families, and Freedom before it is everlastingly too late.

“Let’s get one thing straight at the very beginning. International communism is the self-avowed enemy of every loyal American. It has declared war against us and fully intends to win. The war in which we are engaged is total. Although its main battlefields are psychological, political and economic, it also encompasses revolution, violence, terror and limited military skirmishes. If we should lose this war, the conquering enemy’s wrath against our people and our institutions will result in one of the greatest blood-baths of all history. Call it a “cold war” if it makes you feel better, but our freedom and our very lives are the stakes of this contest” (Ezra Taft Benson, An Enemy Hath Done This, 165).

Zack Strong,

July 30, 2019.

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Erasing Hitler

Yesterday, I went to YouTube to watch Adolf Hitler’s famous February 10, 1933 Sportpalast speech as I have done many times in the past. I discovered, however, that YouTube has recently deleted this speech. Only incomplete or shabbily spliced together versions now exist on the platform and no remaining version contains Joseph Goebbels’ live introduction. YouTube has effectively erased Hitler’s most famous speech – an historical gem that ought to be preserved for historicity’s sake. This brief article is a plea for my fellow Americans to not allow the eradication of history for political purposes.

Over the past several years, I have compiled a YouTube playlist of videos, documentaries, and interviews on Hitler totaling 503 videos. As of this writing, only 53 of those videos remain. The rest of been deleted by YouTube. And of the 53 remaining, a sizeable percentage is now blocked in the United States and therefore inaccessible. For all intents and purposes, YouTube has erased any alternative interpretations of the facts relative to Hitler, the Third Reich, and the Second World War. This is a grave injustice, an affront to truth, and a backhand to intellectual honesty.

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Let me be clear: I couldn’t care less what you think about Adolf Hitler. Honestly, I can’t express how little I care what the unthinking majority believes about any given issue. Most of what they think they know is the result of propaganda, indoctrination, and social conditioning. Most so-called “history” is a lie twisted or told in such a way as to exclude alternative interpretations, erase the perspective of the losers, and to support the Marxist worldview. The fallacious mainstream “history” of World War II is absolutely no exception. Indeed, few other historical episodes have suffered so severely from historical fabrication.

Nearly everything society is told about Hitler and WWII by the court historians and their controlled media accomplices is false and adheres strictly to the carefully-concocted communist narrative. That is to say, this “history” is a fraudulent fiction; a terribly written, horribly supported, unprovable fiction! It is fiction designed to twist your mind, blind your eyes, and numb your soul. It is meant to turn you against truth and to rile you up against anyone who opposes the Establishment – the very same powers-that-be which control the media, Hollywood, public schooling, and higher education and, thus, control the narrative.

My primary concern is not what you believe about World War II, but that folks have a right to share their contrary views. You may not agree with me or another person, but where in the First Amendment does it say that only speech with which the government or the majority agrees is acceptable and protected? We run a huge risk by allowing tax-payer-funded platforms like Facebook to ban and silence people for saying things that are not lewd or threatening, but which are merely contrary in viewpoint.

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The danger to free speech becomes obvious when we consider how historically inaccurate the enforcers are. To wit, we have been wrongly taught that the “Nazis” (the word “Nazi” is historically inaccurate and used exclusively as a derogatory slur, so please stop using it) are the epitome of evil. More specifically, Hitler, we are told, is the Devil incarnate – the evilest individual ever to walk the earth. We are told millions were murdered by his regime, that he started the most devastating war in history, that he wanted to conquer the world, that he tyrannized his people, that he was an occultist, and so forth. In reality, none of this is accurate or historically substantiated, unless you consider lying testimony, kangaroo court rulings, debunked statistics, and contradictory “historical memory,” as “proof.”

Society is suffering a massive attack of historical amnesia. Then again, perhaps this description is inaccurate. In order to have forgotten something, you had to have known it previously. But society was never told the truth about the Second World War. We have been lied to from the inception. Those few souls who have attempted to awaken the public have been castigated, called “conspiracy theorists” and “Nazis,” and silenced. YouTube’s recent deletion of Hitler’s famous 1933 Sportpalast address is but one more evidence of this attempt to censor and silence the truth.

Amazon, Facebook, and other major platforms are equally guilty of censorship and historical fabrication. Recent years have seen Amazon engaging in digital book burning worthy of Dark Ages paranoia. Hundreds of supposedly “controversial” titles have been banned – many at the direct request of Israeli lobbying groups and organizations like Yad Vashem. It is somewhat shocking to think that a large handful of books currently on my bookshelf have been banned by the world’s largest book seller and their authors targeted for persecution by the “authorities” in numerous countries.

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A microscopic list of World War II-related books that have been banned by Amazon includes:

The Bad War: The Truth Never Taught about World War II by MS King

The Six Million: Fact or Fiction? by Peter Winter

The Hoax of the Twentieth Century: The Case Against the Presumed Extermination of European Jewry by Arthur R. Butz

Made in Russia: The Holocaust by Carlos Porter

Breaking the Spell: The Holocaust: Myth and Reality by Nick Kollerstrom

Jewish Emigration from the Third Reich by Ingrid Weckert

The Secret Behind Communism: The Ethnic Origins of the Russian Revolution and the Greatest Holocaust in the History of Mankind by David Duke

The entire “Holocaust Handbook” series – a well-researched and scholarly series presenting alternative interpretations of the absurd “Holocaust” narrative incessantly peddled by the lying Establishment – has also been banned. Luckily, you can purchase the series via The Barnes Review’s website. Other banned books have not been so lucky to have benefactors and have gone down the memory hole. And still others have been allowed to drop out of circulation or have had their prices ratcheted up to hundreds of dollars for a single volume.

Facebook has similarly tried to conceal real history and cover the truth. As I have documented in several articles here on The American Citadel, I have been the victim of censorship (in fact, I am currently on my fourth 30-day ban of this year). I have had one page and one group on the Second World War permanently deleted by Facebook. The first was titled World War II – Truth and Lies and the second World War Truth. I have created yet another group by the name World War Truth 2.0 which recently got me banned for 30 days. The Establishment’s social media platforms, news outlets, and educational institutions cannot tolerate dissent when it threatens their ill-gotten monopoly on reality and so they lash out, censor, ban, threaten, and silence.

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I think we can agree that sanitized history is no history at all. What we are getting from officialdom is a watered-down and conclusively false narrative that promotes international Marxism while castigating everyone who opposes the communist conspiracy as a “Nazi.” Since we have been indoctrinated to believe that so-called “Nazis” are the worst of the worst – the vilest dregs of mankind – this Establishment smear tactic is effective. Communism’s enemies are almost universally branded as “Nazis,” “nationalists,” and “right-wing extremists.” These days it is a badge of honor to be lumped in with “right-wing extremists,” “white supremacists,” “Nazis,” and “nationalists.” It means you’re putting up an effective resistance to the conspiracy.

Yes, Hitler and his ideology have been so systematically smeared that today if you want to create a controversy and bring emotions to a boiling point within mere seconds, all you have to do is mention Hitler’s name. You don’t even need to speak favorably about the man – just mention his name and you open the gates of hell. As I detailed previously, Facebook once banned me for quoting a Winston Churchill statement about Hitler. Churchill, you will recall, was an avowed enemy of Adolf Hitler. Yet, the Establishment can allow no honest discussion, dialogue, and inquiry about Hitler, the Second World War, or the “Holocaust.” In order to preserve their fabricated narrative, they must force us to swallow their fairy tale that Hitler came to power illegitimately, that Hitler started WWII, that Hitler was a madman, that Hitler wanted to conquer the world, that Hitler was genocidal, ad infinitum.

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The Marxist Establishment’s anti-Hitler, anti-Germany narrative amounts to little more than a total psychosis that denies reality. Perhaps the communists are so emphatically opposed to Hitler because Hitler was so emphatically opposed to communism. Many of my fellow conspiracy researchers have fallen for communist propaganda in that they believe the lies lumping Hitler’s National Socialism in with Marxian Socialism. But nothing could be further from the truth than to say that Hitler was a socialist in the Marxist sense.

It was Hitler’s Germany, coupled with Japan and Italy, that launched the Anti-Comintern Pact to “adopt defensive measures” against “the Communistic International” and its craven “commission of violence against . . . existing States” and which, they rightly stated, “threatens the general peace of the world.” It was Hitler who, upon receiving accurate intelligence that the Soviet Union was planning to invade and subjugate all of Western Europe in 1941, launched a pre-emptive strike at the heart of Bolshevik power – an offensive that nearly wiped the communists off the map and which only failed because FDR maneuvered America into war and sent billions of dollars of equipment and aid to his Soviet comrades. Yes, Hitler was as anti-communist as anyone I have knowledge of. In the words of Joseph Goebbels, it is Hitler who “has taught us not only to recognise Bolshevism as the world’s greatest enemy but also to meet it face to face and crush it” (Goebbels, “Communism with the Mask Off,” speech, September 13, 1935).

It is a tragedy that in 2019 we have  to look over our shoulders for simply sharing a private interpretation of history or citing unpopular facts. It is a black mark on society that hundreds of books are being banned. It is a crying shame that Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and the other mainstream platforms, actively censor and ban people who share a different political view than they do.

I’m all for banning legitimately subversive ideologies, groups, political parties, and literature that call for the destruction of human Freedom and our inspired constitutional system of government. Yet, where does it lead to ban a political speech by one of the most important world leaders in history? How can it be beneficial to ban hundreds of books documenting the lies of history? What person with a conscience can warrant silencing people such as myself who do nothing illegal or wrong but who merely speak out in opposition to the growing corruption, tyranny, and immorality of our age?

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We must be very careful, ladies and gentlemen. If we think it is ok to ban videos about Hitler and the “Nazis,” and then we step back and recognize the fact that the powers-that-be call conservatives and Constitutionalists and patriots “Nazis,” we should know that this path leads to persecution. I face this persecution on a routine basis and I can attest that it is very real and that it reaches to everyday folks.

We are on the precipice of total disaster. We are not winning; we are losing. We are on the verge of being silenced and losing everything we cherish. And the reason we are losing is because of people who sit back in complacency and refuse to question the Establishment version of history and current events, and who do not rush to the aid of their fellow countrymen when they face the withering assaults of the enemy.  Hundreds of videos, hundreds of books, and hundreds of social media accounts have been banned or deleted. Will you speak out against this censorship? If not, then seriously ask yourself whose side you are really on.

Zack Strong,

July 28, 2019.

Hate Mob

“We must hate – hatred is the basis of communism.” – Vladimir Lenin

Yours truly has been banned for the eighth time from Facebook. This will be the fourth thirty-day ban in 2019 alone. The impetus this time was a veritable hate mob that swarmed and kept up a running attack on my Feminism is a Disease page for the past day. This article is my two cents about the spirit of hatred exhibited by progressives, liberals, Democrats, Democratic Socialists, feminists, LGBT activists, communists, and the rest of their foul brood who are wreaking havoc on our civilization.

Yesterday, I posted a LifeSiteNews article titled “Sociologist: Evidence shows homosexual parenting harms children.” In it, sociologist Paul Sullins cited data showing that children do not develop normally when raised by homosexual parents. Sullins also spoke of the “war on marriage” and noted: “This attack on the family is based on a demonic gender ideology that denies the order of creation, expressed in the complementarity of men and women.” I recommend everyone read the article.

The hate barrage against my page began when a deranged feminist shared this post in question and made the remark that my entire page was “garbage.” This opened the floodgates. A gaggle of this woman’s rabid friends swarmed my page, posting dozens of revolting remarks, lewd and blasphemous comments and images, and unbridled hate. They also reported a number of my past posts for “hate speech.”

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This digital hate mob specifically targeted a post I recently made celebrating traditional motherhood. On that occasion, I said:

“Full-time motherhood is the greatest, noblest, most-fulfilling calling and career a woman can have. It is in the home that she can best use her unique gifts and talents. It is in her own family that a woman can best help shape society. Women, the home is your God-ordained palace. Don’t abandon it for selfish pursuits.”

Sharing this will help contextualize some of the hateful venom spewed at me, Christianity, and God Himself. A meager sample of the comments I received – bad grammar and all – from these oh-so-tolerant, oh-so-open-minded, and oh-so-loving leftists follows. Let their caustic words speak for themselves:

“F**k Your God.”

“F**k all y’all.”

“Go f**k yourself.”

“You need LESS Jesus.”

“I’m science and I didn’t say that.”

“Nothing is more hateful than Christian love.”

“feminism SAVES F**KING LIVES.”

“I don’t need a man because at the present time I don’t want one, considering you’re proving them to be childish and bratty if a woman doesn’t bend to his will. The only type of man I would ever consider marrying is the kind that recognizes that I am a person and therefore capable of making decisions and ideas without his help because that is the only man I would be able to respect as a husband. Have you ever had kids? Go through pain of childbirth and then you can talk about our “divine calling to be mothers.” Since girls we are told that having children is painful so EXCUSE me if I don’t want to have children and would rather adopt. We do not live in a world of unicorns, rainbows, and no consequences. We live in the real world and know perfectly well that actions have consequences . . . I think the real tragedy here is your mindset.”

“You guys are hilariously stupid and fighting against strawmen every damn day.”

“wish y’all cared a bit more about the children in cages at the border as you do about adding more humans to the earth.”

“Sexist much?”

“The misogyny is coming from inside the house. Sounds like you think that women are nothing but incubators but okay.”

“Of course this page is run by a man.”

“The people on this page are narrow-minded, uneducated, judgey arseholes.”

“Or you could, I don’t know, let women just choose what they want to do. Some women want this type of life, that’s fine. But not everyone does. And honestly it doesn’t affect you whatsoever what some random women chooses to do with her life.”

“Not all women were made to be married and stay home and make babies. Many of them need to be out in the world doing their own thing, and a life like yours will only make them more and more miserable and depressed as the years go on.”

“Sh*t like this is why women have anxiety. F**k off, like all the way, with your narrow view of a women’s purpose in this world.”

“Shut the f**k up.”

“you just don’t like it because you hate the thought of equality, you don’t want the patriarchal and oppressive system to fall, but it will.”

“femininity is whatever a female feels like doing, this is not the 50s.”

“So is everyone here going to make it so single incomes are enough, support for single mothers is actually a thing or are we just going to sit here and preach some unrealistic ideal that may not even be for everyone? Problems without solutions is just whining…”

“speaking for God is a little presumptuous, dont you think? Judgment isn’t yours, it’s His. I’d love to hear more about your sanctimonious beliefs, but I’m off to work, unless you know of someone who will pay for my son’s extracurriculars at school.”

“Keep your sky daddy to yourself… please and thank you.”

“Religion is a disease.”

“What’s a matter honey… No one wants to have your baby.”

“Satan is the logical and compassionate choice.”

“Sorry that my status as primary breadwinner is a selfish pursuit.”

“It’s so sad to see Europeans actually believing a foreign religion “Christianity” who spreads Its ideologies globally, is the answer to our problems. Good luck with that!”

“Holy f**k I’d literally kill myself if someone said that this is how I need to live my life. Y’all delusional.”

“If you honestly dont think same sex parents can provide love to their child and take care of their needs, you need to face facts that youre a hateful homophobe (and likely have other hateful bigoted views).”

“Another jack**s male trying to tell females that their place is the kitchen, barefoot and pregnant. Male fragile ego at it’s most pathetic.”

“I’ll do what the f**k I want.”

“Patriarchy is as stupid as all of you here. We are not slaves of men, how can you believe all that sh*t and say those nonsense things so proudly?”

“Homosexuality isn’t a choice! Why not accept everyone independent of their sexuality?”

“Not everyone should have kids.”

“This reinforced my childfree status.”

“I swore I’d never have children unless I could raise them. So here I am without children but a classroom teacher! But I still stand by that. It takes real courage to put others before yourself and with love, and to watch your husband go out the door every day knowing he has social interactions beyond child talk lol!”

“What a load of bullsh*t.”

“god is fake, so this opinion doesn’t matter. What’s more dangerous is shoving religions down a child’s throat and forcing them to believe a certain way.”

“I don’t want to stay home. That’s a good enough reason. It is a setback for Christians when this garbage is perpetuated.”

“My sphere of influence is whereever I make an influence. Why do you think women’s sphere is any different than your own?”

“imagine thinking your entire existence relies on reproducing. Babies aren’t a universal joy and being a parent isn’t a personality trait. Also, Nobody cares about your book of mythology. And If God exists, she’s weeping.”

“You can dismiss Feminism as “evil”, if you want, but it doesn’t change the fact that the 1950s are long gone – and not coming back.”

“Well this is f**king terrifying.”

“It’s never too late for an abortion.” [accompanied by a picture of a mother drowning her baby]

““The attack on family…” Yet you’re attacking families. The only way they’re infringing on your faith is the fact that your faith isnt strong. The only way they can affect your marriage is if one of you happens to be gay. Get over yourselves you selfish people! Youd rather babies be in overcrowded conditions than loved by a couple because YOU cant quit thinking about them having sex!!!”

“F**k you and f**k your hateful a** religion.”

“imagine thinking your entire existence is for reproducing….what is this sh*t.”

“Yeah pretty sure I don’t need a man to have a happy, successful, fulfilling life. To think that women need men is some pretty big ego tripping on the man’s part.”

“Some drag queens do adult entertainment. Some drag queens work as singers. And, many drag queens work as comedians. They can have both adult only and child friendly routines. A drag queens reading stories to children is just that, a person in heavy make up reading an appropriate children’s story.”

“The medical community recognizes the trans community. Therefore, any doctor (Christian or Muslim) would likely lose their job if they refused to acknowledge a transgender patient.”

“Religious people need to understand that you’re not entitled to have your beliefs enshrined in the law. Your beliefs only matter to you, keep them at home where they belong. Your beliefs do not govern the lives of other people who don’t subscribe to your flavor of mind-f**k indoctrination.”

“Idk I think being raised by two moms made me and my siblings more compassionate than we would be otherwise.”

“Yeah women, f**k your own dreams and goals in life. Just go back home and take care of your little crotch goblins. I’d rather die than have kids and be a stay at home mom.”

“Right now you are only the buzzing of an extremely annoying fly. And I can afford to assume your relationships and thoughts of women are wrong because I am female and therefore how I feel about work and the home is relevant . . . You are not a man. You are a child. Have fun with your fake tan and small hands.”

“What the actual f**k? Is this page real??”

“This sh*t is not even funny.”

“So if God provides all, explain famine and starving children in areas like Africa and Yemen.”

“This is from a biased news site. I wouldn’t trust it. I am an education major and my textbooks will tell you this is bull.”

“May the embryo you save be gay and proud.”

“Do I smell? SEXISM??????????”

“I think women should have the choice to dress modestly or immodestly.”

“More women go to college than men. Why not provide tampons? Most women buy there own, but for the few occasions your period starts unexpectedly, these are VERY helpful! Transmen have uteruses too.”

“LDS is widely known for things like forcing pre-teen and young teenage girls to marry crusty old men. Are y’all sure you want to listen to patriarchal, female-subjugating, demeaning and dehumanizing opinions guised as “religious guidance” concerning gender roles, from someone whose “religion” not only participates in child sex trafficking, but practices it as a core tenant?”

“How funny. A boy discussing women’s bodily autonomy.”

“Sounds like you think that women are nothing but incubators but okay.”

“The earth hates you. Stop.” [said to a woman who happily reported she was expecting her sixth child]

“congratulations for helping the surpopulation of the planet by bringing tons of crotch goblins into the world…” [said to a different woman pregnant with her seventh child]

“You can delete my comments but that still doesn’t make God real.”

“Hail Satan.”

“Mormonism needs to go extinct.”

“Is this satire? If not then get some help from a psychiatrist, or get yourself sectioned.”

“Why don’t you just die mad already.”

There were other comments even more vile and anatomically descriptive that I forebear to share. Isn’t it interesting how hateful and despicable people can be while boasting about how loving and tolerant they are? These people epitomize the cultural Marxists who have perverted and overrun our society.

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Over the past twenty-four hours, I have banned over 100 of these rabid Marxist jackals and I’m sure more will follow. They’re coming in droves – like Mongol hordes overrunning the ancient world. They have no morals to speak of and aren’t afraid to say the vilest things you can imagine. They especially hate you if you dare profess Christianity, moral standards, and traditional gender roles. It is more evidence that there are really only two sides – Christ’s and Satan’s. In rejecting the Savior of the world and His Gospel, these cultural Marxists have chosen their side.

In the past, I’ve received death threats and disgusting calls for my wife to leave me, so today’s episode is nothing particularly new (though the sheer scale of the attack broke the previous record). It was, however, a blunt reminder that our society is turning into a full-fledged mobocracy governed by ignorance and hate. Communism is the Red Plague infecting the nations, but feminism is the battering ram being used by the Marxists to knock down the walls of the last bastion of Freedom and sanity – the Christian home.

A quick glance at the vulgar comments above shows that the real object of the feminists’ hate is God. They are engaged in a rebellion against our Heavenly Father, the Redeemer Jesus Christ, and the Gospel. It is the eternal Gospel that establishes the standards of marriage, family dynamics, gender, and sexual relations that I and my fellow traditionalists promote and defend. So while the enemy is shooting the messenger, their real target is Jesus the Christ.

As quoted above, the mass-murdering Bolshevik Vladimir Lenin declared: “We must hate – hatred is the basis of communism” (Introduced into the Congressional Record April 12, 1933 by Senator Arthur R. Robinson, 1539). Satan-inspired hatred is the root of communism and all its branches – especially feminism with its screeching women radicals who tear apart families. Lenin’s comrade Anatoly Lunacharsky headed up education (i.e. indoctrination) in the Soviet Union. He similarly noted:

“We hate Christians and Christianity. Even the best of them must be considered our worst enemies. Christian love is an obstacle to the development of the revolution. Down with love of one’s neighbor! What we want is hate. . . . Only then can we conquer the universe” (in W. Cleon Skousen, The Naked Communist, 308).

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Judging by these stated goals, it appears the communists have won! Christian love is a thing of the past. The world revolution is in full swing. And Marxist-style hatred has displaced compassion, openness, and love. I’ve been warning people for years about the communist threat working among us. See my exposés on communism, A Century of Red and Red Gadiantons – both of which also contain chapters detailing how feminism is a communist front – for the full scoop. But even without in-depth study, you can judge the feminists by their words, “for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh” (Matthew 12:34).

When you look at the vile things spewed on my page in the last day, what do you see? I’ll tell you what I see. I see people who have been deceived by coordinated communist conditioning. They are folks who are bitter and angry. They try to paint themselves as victims of some oppressive “patriarchy” while actually assisting to build a politically correct machinery of oppression and censorship. They hate in the name of love and love that which the Gospel tells us to hate – sin and wickedness. They tolerate perversion while being intolerant of Christ’s teachings and anyone who promotes traditionalism. They’re so self-deceived that they’ll lie and do everything they can to silence good people who want nothing more than to defend Faith, Families, and Freedom. They are nothing but a hate mob.

When Facebook banned me again today, I immediately sent in multiple appeals. As I was finishing this article, I receive word that Facebook accepted one of my appeals and reinstated one of my posts that had falsely been marked “hate speech.” However, they have not yet revoked my 30-ban as justice requires. I’m not particularly hopeful, but we’ll see.

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Brilliant artwork by John McNaughton

And again, what was my crime? I dared quote science and common sense and Christian teachings. If you do that these days, you’re a pariah. If you stand up for what’s right, you incur the wrath of the hate mob. But even when the torrent of hatred, intolerance, and bullying strikes, it is your duty to push forward no matter the cost. I pledge my life to combating the type of filth you read up above. And I act in total confidence, knowing that our side wins in the end. I know our side wins because I know that Christ has already won the war. Who will join me on His side and stand against the hate mobs of the enemy?

Zack Strong,

July 22, 2019.

A Personal Sketch

In my years of public involvement in our nation’s political discourse, I have published hundreds of pages of material, including three books, over one hundred online articles, and about a decades’ worth of social media updates equaling hundreds of thousands of words of commentary on my public pages and groups. I’ve been very outspoken as I’ve shared my views on a wide range of topics. Recently, however, I realized that I have never taken the time to properly introduce myself as a person to my audience. Out of respect to those people who have faithfully supported me all these years, I take this opportunity to share a personal sketch of my life that I hope will not be too tedious and unexciting.

My full name is Zackary Adam Strong. I was born to wonderful parents on July 17, 1987 in Boise, Idaho. I was the first of five children to enter my parents’ humble home. I and my parents, three sisters, and brother moved a lot as my Dad, a phenomenal history teacher and first-rate coach, took new job opportunities as they arose in a myriad of states. In fact, in my thirty-two years of life on this planet, I have lived in thirty-five different houses located in seven U.S. states (including Alaska and Hawaii) and three countries (the United States, Russia, and Panama).

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My Dad holding little 6 lb. 13 oz. me in a baseball mitt

Many people would no doubt hate moving as frequently as I have. To be sure, packing, unpacking, and hauling your belongings around is not a fun activity. And answering the questions “Where are you from?” or “Where is your home town?” has also been challenging. The longest I have ever lived consecutively in one location is five years. About twelve of my years I’ve given to the great state of Idaho. If anywhere can be considered my home, it is Idaho.

Despite the sometimes topsy-turvy nature of relocating, I’m grateful for the experience of seeing so many varying parts of our beautiful country and world. I cannot imagine living an entire life in one house, one town, or even one state. There is so much more of God’s beautiful earth to experience.

The most wonderful and inspired move my family made occurred when I turned 14. We moved from Twin Falls, Idaho to Port Lions, Alaska. For a number of months, my parents had considered jobs in Alaska. On one occasion, my Dad was offered a job in a village near the Bering Sea. We held a family council and took a vote. Unanimously, we voted no. Later, when a job became available in Port Lions, we held another family council and the vote unanimously favored moving. It just felt right.

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Alaska is, hands down, my favorite place I’ve lived and part of my heart will always beat for the Last Frontier. I grew to love the peace and quiet of our little Native fishing village more than I can express. As I recently said in my article “Our Majestic World,” you cannot purchase peace and quiet. You cannot find this peace in the cities. Our modern world does not offer it. Only when you leave behind the concrete jungles and approach nature and rural settings can you truly find peace and quiet and the beauty of nature.

Living in Alaska changed my life. In hindsight, I do not know if I would have survived high school in a big school with its toxic environment, herd mentality, and moral laxity. Thankfully, the Lord had different plans for me and my family. I like to tell people that I was the valedictorian of my 2005 graduating class – my graduating class of five people. Our little school in Port Lions had 42 students K-12. I enjoyed the 19-person high school. And I loved having my Dad as my history teacher. Without prejudice, I can honestly say that he was the best teacher I ever had. What sets him apart from most other teachers is that he cares about students on a personal level and gets to know them as individuals. He takes a sincere interest in their life and loves helping people and giving service. Port Lions, Alaska was certainly the right place to get to know people on an intimate level.

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My family is very close-knit. We’ve always loved each other, but our relationships were solidified and fortified in Alaska in ways that would have likely been impossible elsewhere. Because of the smallness of our little village (we had five miles of unpaved road, no stores, no theaters, no banks, no hospitals, and no way in or out except by boat or plane), we spent a lot of time together. When my brother was old enough to attend school, my Mom began working as a school aide. From that time on, we all saw each other in the morning, at school, and at home in the evening.

As close as we became during the week, Sunday was our biggest bonding day. We are all active members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. However, we were the only members of the Church in our 200-person village. With permission from the leadership of our nearest congregation, we held Church meetings in our home for three hours every Sunday. We even had youth programs and devotionals. In my Church, small congregations are called branches. Yet, we were not even a branch; we were a twig! It was a unique learning experience that solidified our closeness as a family unit. I thank my Heavenly Father for the opportunity of living in Alaska!

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During my public school years, I played seven different sports. My favorite was basketball. In Alaska, I also had the opportunity to play mixed-six volleyball; that is, coed volleyball. I was one of our team captains. We were very successful each year, even winning the state championship in my junior year. I also managed to make it to the state cross-country meet in my senior year. Though getting sick and nearly collapsing during the muddy race, I finished about midway in the pack (helpful hint: Don’t eat an entire bag of beef jerky right before running, even if it is your favorite food on the planet).

I relished the Alaskan outdoors. The mountains, forests, and ocean were truly beyond belief. I never took it for granted, even if the frequent rain and months of snow at times grew tiresome. I loved seeing the bald eagles swoop through the air, the Kodiak Brown Bears lumber through the woods (even if they once stole my basket of berries), the sea otters, jellyfish, and killer whales swim in the ocean, the Northern Lights shimmer in the night sky, or the tide rise and recede underneath the wooden causeway spanning a small bay near the town. Picturesque is too weak a term.

The Sitka Blacktail Deer so prevalent on Kodiak Island also taught me how to hunt. Contrary to what many city dwellers think, hunters have a deep respect for animal life. More so, I believe, than environmentalists who repeat nice slogans but don’t know the first thing about nature – or about where their food comes from. Days spent alone with my Dad hiking and hunting in the mountains of Alaska and Idaho supply me with many fond memories and learning experiences. And I’m also not a bad shot with a rifle. Communists beware. You’ll only take my guns after I give you my bullets one at a time.

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After graduating high school in May of ‘05, I attended my first year of college at the University of Alaska – Anchorage. Nothing eventful happened there, but I did write a lot of songs and became much better on the guitar I had begun learning to play in high school. Since that time, I’ve written and demoed a host of songs. I hope one day to polish them off and release them, though my wife seems to think my voice would be considered a weapon of mass destruction to people’s ears.

As I said, nothing eventful happened in my first year of college. However, I did have one experience that foreshadowed one of the most incredible adventures of my life. Late one night, while contemplating which classes to register for during my second semester, I had an overwhelming spiritual impression to take the Russian language. Though I was familiar with Russian history – particularly the bloody history of communism – and was surrounded by Russian influences on Kodiak Island (the first location settled by Russian explorers in Alaska), it had never occurred to me to learn the language. Yet, in that moment of time, I was absolutely sure I needed to take Russian. So I did. Seven months later, I held a paper in my hand from my Church calling me to serve a two-year proselytizing mission to Moscow, Russia. Coincidence? No. Providence? Yes.

My 2006-2008 mission to Russia was a time of growth, challenge, trial, exploration, and learning. I cannot say that I was a very successful missionary (though a handful of people I helped locate or teach eventually joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), but I worked hard and I grew in numerous ways. Two years serving a mission for the Lord teaches you more than four years in any university. I not only learned to speak Russian proficiently, but I learned much about a very unique nation and culture and was also able to visit the Ukraine and Lithuania.

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The knowledge I gained about Russia did not come from books and I did not spend my time living in international enclaves or visiting tourist centers. Rather, I spent every day on the streets and in people’s homes talking with average folks and learning about their families and beliefs. I also spent time in a jail and looking down the barrel of machine guns on more than one occasion because communist religious oppression is still alive in Putin’s Russia. Yet, all of these experiences, and others too personal to share here, confirmed my lifelong belief in the Lord Jesus Christ. I know without one shadow of doubt that God lives, that He hears and answers prayers (often in very immediate and palpable ways), and that He loves us.

After my mission, I briefly returned to Alaska before venturing down to Utah to work. While there, I applied to several universities and was accepted to Brigham Young University – Hawaii in 2010. Just before heading to Laie, Hawaii, I visited my parents in Alaska again. While there, I feverishly wrote a novel I had started writing the year previous. After three months of tireless effort and sleepless nights, I typed “The End,” did a terrible cartwheel upon exiting my room, and ate my Mom’s delicious homemade doughnut holes to celebrate. Sadly, nine years later, I have yet to publish this novel because I’m still tweaking and editing its contents. Tymorius, my main character, deserves to have his story told properly no matter how long it takes.

In 2010, I began studying at BYU-Hawaii. Almost immediately, I met and started dating a beautiful young lady. In 2011, we were married. I thoroughly enjoyed most of our time together. Tragically, the relationship ended in 2014 and we were divorced the following year, leaving my life in something of a shambles. Out of respect, I will not say anything more about her or our time together. Yet, throughout those years I grew a lot and had some interesting experiences.

During that time, for instance, I moved back to Utah and became formally involved with the Independent American Party – a political third party founded in the 1990s. I had joined the IAP via their website around the year 2002, but did not begin actively talking with other members until about 2009 or 2010. Sometime later, I was made a member of the IAP’s National Executive Committee and was appointed the party’s Issue’s Committee Coordinator. I spearheaded the writing of our “Freedom Declaration” and began routinely publishing articles through the IAP’s website. From approximately 2012-2015, I published 54 articles for the IAP on a host of topics. A few of them are still available, though most were lost when the party changed web hosts a couple years back.

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Visit independentamericanparty.org for more about the IAP

In 2014, the Independent American Party asked me to run for the U.S. House of Representatives out of Utah’s 3rd district. I accepted the offer. Unfortunately, at the height of the campaign, my marriage dissolved and I became depressed, quit my job, and moved to Idaho. Perhaps it did not affect the election outcome too drastically considering that the state of Utah, in violation of state law, barred all third party and independent candidates from participating in the debates that year. I have the official letter to prove it.

However, I did have the honor of speaking at a “meet the candidates” event in Heber City. Though it will sound highly immodest, I stole the show. I enjoy public speaking and consider myself a worthy teacher. That night, my comments received the loudest applause and the biggest crowd reactions. I spoke of the police state we live in, quoted from my pocket Constitution, appealed to the wisdom of the Founding Fathers, advocated for religion and morality in public policy, and diverged from the other candidates on nearly every issue. During the event, a Republican candidate sitting next to me began deferring to my answers. At one point, he leaned over and whispered, “I’m voting for you!” That November, I came in third in the election, with 3,192 people supporting me – and all this without a fair opportunity to attend the debates and with no funds to run a normal advertisement campaign.

Back in Idaho, I again lived with my parents and my brother who was then in high school. I had graduated and moved away to college when my brother was about six-years-old, so being back home – despite the awful circumstances – was a fantastic opportunity to become acquainted and become true brothers-in-arms. I also started working at my Dad’s school in various capacities. Over the past five years, I have worked as a substitute teacher, assistant coach, dishwasher and cafeteria worker, janitor, test proctor, chaperone, classroom aide, and bus aide. I even helped create a couple haunted houses for the school’s Halloween Harvest Carnival.

Though I have made it my work to speak out against occultism, Satanism, Wicca, paganism, and all forms of spiritual darkness, I confess that I love Halloween! I even run a Facebook page called “Samhain and Yule – Facts and Fun.” Sometimes people who follow my work are shocked when they learn about this hobby of mine. A few have even unfriended, blocked, or cussed me out on Facebook. After all, isn’t Halloween a pagan holiday? In the future, I intend to publish a book that I’m slowly compiling on the true origins and development of Samhain, or Halloween. Until then, we will just have to agree that if you can celebrate the pagan holidays of Christmas (Yule) and Easter, I can celebrate the pagan holiday Halloween.

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The Halloween mask I created and sewed together in 2016

Holidays are big in my family. Some of my best memories revolve around Christmas, Halloween, Independence Day, Easter, and Thanksgiving. I enjoy nothing more than carefree fun spent with my family – and holidays hand us that opportunity on a silver platter. Whether it is waking up at 5 A.M. to spy our presents under the Christmas tree, carving Jack-O-Lanterns, shooting off fireworks, hunting for clues to a hidden prize left by the Easter Bunny, or gorging on turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffed mushrooms, holiday traditions are part and parcel of my life.

Storytelling and reading are also essential features of my life. Like my hero, Thomas Jefferson, “I cannot live without books.” I was weened as a child on my Dad’s intricate stories. On car trips, at nights, or whenever, my Dad invented characters and fun tales for me and my siblings to enjoy. I also read books on numerous topics ranging from the Titanic to World War II to the War for Independence to dinosaurs. I strongly loved checking out books about astronomy or dinosaurs on the bookmobile that serviced our neighborhood in Green River, Wyoming.

Later, as a teenager, I became enchanted with J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. I have since read the books in Russian as well as numerous times in English. While some wrongly believe the story is little more than an occult initiation, I love the series’ central message – that good will always triumph over evil, that love is more powerful than hatred, and that qualities like sincerity and friendship are to be valued more than position and wealth.

I trace my love of writing directly to my love of Harry Potter. I consider Harry Potter the greatest book series ever produced and Albus Dumbledore is my favorite literary character (I’m also a certified Slytherin on Pottermore, if anyone is curious. And my patronus is a magpie). It was that magical tale which so thoroughly inspired me that characters, storylines, and worlds of my own creation began inhabiting my thoughts. These characters have become my friends and confidants. When the time is right, I will share some of them, and their unique adventures, with you.

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The most important thing I learned to read in my parents’ home, however, was the Holy Scriptures. Each night, my Dad called our family together and we read a chapter from The Book of Mormon, the Bible, or another book of scripture and ended the day with a prayer. Each week we also had a Family Home Evening where we gathered, sang hymns or songs, read scriptures, had a spiritual lesson, played games, ate sugary treats, and enjoyed the time together. These habits of daily prayer, scripture study, and Christian worship so carefully cultivated by my Mom and Dad have likely shaped my life more than any others. It is these very habits that I plan to pass on to my future children.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the guiding light of my life. I love the Lord and the teachings of the holy prophets, both past and present. I have attempted to share my testimony of the truth as a missionary, on social media, in my writings, and with my friends. I encourage people to come to Christ, to learn of Him, and to have faith in His redemptive power. I also encourage all who have not done so to investigate The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read The Book of Mormon, which is another witness for Christ that supports the Bible’s declaration of His divinity. Pray to the Father and ask Him, in the name of the Lord, whether The Book of Mormon is from Him. I testify that it is and that it confirms that Jesus is the Christ. Have the courage to follow the promptings you receive from the Holy Spirit and come to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and add even more knowledge about the Savior to that knowledge which you already have. I promise that it will bless your life and strengthen your understanding of life, your dedication to goodness, and your family.

Among other things, the Gospel of Jesus Christ has informed my political views more than any other source. Part of my religious creed is that the U.S. Constitution was inspired by God. He worked through the Founding Fathers, who were wise and honorable men, to create that document and establish America as the first free nation in modern times. His hand was directly and powerfully involved in the founding of this Republic. His eternal law was the source from which our Founding Fathers drew their inspiration. His principles are enshrined in the supreme law of our land. America is His base of operations in these last days before His return.

Some of the men that God used to establish this nation were my descendants. Among others, I am distantly related to Caleb Strong. Caleb Strong was an associate of John Adams, served in important positions during the Revolution, was a member of the Constitutional Convention, was elected as one of Massachusetts’ first senators, and served as the governor of that great state for 12 years. All throughout my family history are individuals of piety and purpose who left their mark on this and other nations. I seek to honor them by doing my best to carry forward their heritage of patriotism and devotion to God.

The doctrine of my Church also forewarns of a global Satanic conspiracy that “seeketh to overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations, and countries” (Ether 8:25). We are commanded by the Lord to “awake to a sense of [our] awful situation, because of this secret combination which shall be among [us]” (Ether 8:24). Modern prophets have identified this “secret combination,” or conspiracy, as the communist conspiracy with its goal of world revolution. Those same prophet-leaders have identified this conspiracy as the “greatest satanical threat” to the Church and to mankind. It was not mere coincidence that I chose to write my first two books, A Century of Red and Red Gadiantons, on the communist conspiracy. I did so because I have sworn to fight this archenemy of humanity wherever it raises its ugly head.

The communist conspiracy is feverishly working to subvert our society. You can see it everywhere you look. Communism has never been more powerful and prevalent than it is today. The main reason people do not grasp this fact, however, is that the cabal rarely uses the name “communist.” Instead, it works through front movements like feminism, environmentalism, LGBT, “Islamic” terrorism, democracy and democratic movements, and progressivism. The communists have our culture pinned in a corner and are closing in for the kill. In order to defeat their cultural assaults, we must reenthrone our Faith, Families, and Freedom. We must adopt the Christian constitutionalism of our forefathers. And we must repent, turn to Christ, and become an upright and moral People.

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Perhaps I will close on a more optimistic note. About three years ago, I began dating again. In 2017, I met a happy, faithful, and gorgeous girl named Emma. After two years of interesting courtship, we were married in Panama City, Panama on April 12, 2019. I’m thrilled to be married once more and I’m excited for the day when I will be a father. After God, family means everything to me. My three loyalties are to my Faith, my Family, and my Freedom. I have given much of my short life to teaching the principles of Liberty and to countering and exposing their enemies. I am committed to spending the rest of my life in God’s service, in my family’s service, and in the service of my blessed country.

I am so grateful to have been born in the greatest nation on God’s earth, in one of the best states in that nation, and in a truly wonderful family with parents who taught me the true Gospel of my Savior Jesus Christ. I love the Lord, I love my family and my wife, and I love the Freedom I enjoy in such abundance here in the United States. I trust that for years to come I will be able to fight the battles that need to be fought and help provide you with sufficient information and inspiration along the way so that you can assist in this colossal struggle. May we stand shoulder to shoulder through the dark days ahead and faithfully do our duty until the Lord returns to formally end the war that He has already won. We’re on the victorious side, ladies and gentlemen. We merely need to hold on until the buzzer sounds. That is the sure testimony and personal witness I leave with you. The ultimate victory is ours.

Zack Strong,

July 16, 2019.

Independence Day Reflections

As July Fourth fades into July fifth, and the rockets’ red glare ceases to illuminate the night sky, I sit on my bed pondering about this great land of America and the challenges we face. My heart is somber. I feel like I want a cosmic megaphone so I can shout to the whole world and warn them of the fate they are rushing towards – to alert them to the trap that has been laid for them by humanity’s enemies. As we wave our flags, sing patriotic songs, and boast of our Freedom, I fear that we lose sight of the seriousness of our present situation.

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It appears that we are fulfilling in every particular the old scriptural warnings against complacency, naïveté, and ignorance. In one place we are told: “Woe to them that are at ease in Zion” (Amos 6:1). And in another ancient holy book, we are similarly warned:

“And others will [Satan] pacify, and lull them away into carnal security, that they will say: All is well in Zion; yea, Zion prospereth, all is well—and thus the devil cheateth their souls, and leadeth them away carefully down to hell.

“And behold, others he flattereth away, and telleth them there is no hell; and he saith unto them: I am no devil, for there is none—and thus he whispereth in their ears, until he grasps them with his awful chains, from whence there is no deliverance” (2 Nephi 28:21).

I see so many conservatives applauding what they think are improving conditions under President Trump. The economy appears to be a booming. Unemployment numbers seem to be dropping. Some taxes have been cut. President Trump has slashed some of the myriad of bureaucratic regulations that entangle us. We are pumping and exporting more oil than ever before. We are extending the hand of diplomacy and friendship to belligerent nations like North Korea. We are making “deals” with everyone. And so forth. In all these things, conservatives believe they see the winds of change – a revolution in favor of sound government, national stability, and personal Freedom.

Yet, I must question whether any of these are indicators of true change and betterment. We have been so indoctrinated with Marxism that we see everything in terms of economics and materialism. If the economy appears stable, we think things are peachy. If unemployment drops, we think the government is doing wonderful. If a small tax cut puts a few extra dollars in our bank accounts, we assume everything is on track.

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But what of our spiritual health and cultural well-being? Is church attendance on the rise? Is faith in Jesus Christ increasing? Are we following the Ten Commandments as a People? Are our families stronger? Are more marriages weathering the storms of life and resisting the Siren song of easy and “no-fault” divorce? Have we done away with the barbaric practice of slaughtering our newborns? Are we having large families again like our forefathers? Are we less sex-obsessed than before? Are people obeying the Lord’s law of chastity and abstaining from sex before marriage and remaining faithful in marriage? Is entertainment abandoning the trend of throwing profanity and lewdness into everything?

And how are our social relations? Are we less divided than before? Do we agree and unite on more issues than before? Do we ignore superficial issues like race and gender, or are we obsessed with them? Do we heed the ludicrous demands of political correctness or ignore them? Do we go along with Marxist hate speech legislation or cherish free speech and expression? Are our public demonstrations peaceful or more violent and heated? Are mobs and mob mentality increasing or decreasing? Is our social media interaction friendlier than it was in the past or worse?

And legally speaking, are things on the upswing? Is the Constitution followed more often now or less? Is the First Amendment under attack or defended? Is the Second Amendment under assault or held inviolate? How are privacy rights doing – or is there such thing as privacy these days? Do we have more or fewer police swarming our streets? Are we emptying or filling our prisons?

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Folks, I could keep asking leading questions all day, but let me get to my point. Although the economy, on the surface, appears to be in a moment of upsurge (our $22 Trillion in debt, the existence of the parasitical Federal Reserve, and numerous other factors belie the claim of a booming economy), other indicators are blaring a “RED ALERT!” warning signal. The three great standards and institutions of any nation – Faith, Families, and Freedom – are all suffering massively. In fact, each is imploding before our eyes.

What good is a so-called “booming” economy when our Faith in the Savior gives way to pagan beliefs and reprobate behavior? How does a small tax cut assist us when our Families are decreasing in size, decreasing in effectiveness, and disintegrating altogether? What good is it to be a net exporter of oil when our Freedom is consumed by collectivist attitudes, Marxist-style Social Justice laws, and open calls for socialism by presidential candidates and the crowds who back them?

America is more divided than ever before. And the segment of the population who wants to drive the wedge even further and break us apart as a nation is succeeding largely because those of us who truly care and who ought to know better are ignoring the real problems. The honorable Ezra Taft Benson warned:

“If American freedom is lost, if America is destroyed, if our blood-bought freedom is surrendered, it will be because of Americans. What’s more, it will probably not be only the work of subversive and criminal Americans. The Benedict Arnolds will not be the only ones to forfeit our freedom. . . .

“If America is destroyed, it may be by Americans who salute the flag, sing the national anthem, march in patriotic parades, cheer Fourth of July speakers—normally good Americans, but Americans who fail to comprehend what is required to keep our country strong and free—Americans who have been lulled away into a false security” (President Ezra Taft Benson, “Americans Are Destroying America,” Conference Report, April, 1968).

Is this what is happening? Are good, seemingly patriotic Americans responsible for the cultural destruction we see around us because they have been apathetic, naïve, and ignorant? I submit that this is precisely the case. There will always be subversives who want to overthrow the established government and set up a self-serving system with themselves in charge. However, this criminal element can only succeed when the population as a whole turns a blind eye and allows them to. We have for generations been so obsessed with bread and circuses that we allowed the communist cancer to spread to every community in the Union. We’ve slept while Rome burned. We’ve sold our Liberty for a mess of pottage!

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Ezra Taft Benson delivered another powerful warning that should’ve been heeded decades ago:

“For a quarter of a century I have seen, at close range, the insidious forward march of creeping socialism and its ruthless companion godless communism. It is a shocking record of bluff, bluster, deception, intrigue, bondage, and mass murder. Never in recorded history has any movement spread itself so far and so fast as has socialistic-communism in the past few years. The facts are not pleasant to review. Communist leaders are jubilant with their success. They are driving freedom back on almost every front. . . .

“I say to you with all the fervor of my soul: We are sowing the seeds of our own destruction in America and much of the free world today. It is my sober warning to you today that if the trends of the past thirty years – and especially the past three years – continue, we will lose that which is as priceless as life itself – our freedom – our liberty – our right to act as free men. It can happen here. It is happening here.

“Our greatest need in America today is to be alerted and informed” (Ezra Taft Benson, “We Must Become Alerted and Informed,” speech, December 13, 1963).

The seeds of destruction that were sewn decades ago are being harvested now before our eyes. Our enemies are “jubilant with their success.” Our level of healthy religion and morality – the pillars of free society – is declining. Our families are falling apart. Freedom is being pushed back “on almost every front.” And what do we do in the face of this awful situation? We cheer and celebrate, wave our flags and shoot off our fireworks, and believe that President Trump will save us!

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Instead, we need to become “alerted and informed.” We need to comprehend that there exists an international Satanic cabal which seek to obliterate our Liberty and consolidate the United States into a Marxist world order. We need to understand that communism never died, the USSR faked its “collapse,” and the West lost the Cold War. We need to admit that we have not done enough for to save our Republic – that it is our fault for allowing this clique of gangsters to abuse us for all these many years. We need to wake up and heed the warnings of men who have been awake all this time and who have screamed themselves hoarse trying to alert and save their country.

After this Independence Day, will anything change? Are our hearts stirring with emotion for our lost Liberty? Are we pricked with the terrible realization that all is not well in Zion? Will we push forward with more vigor for the restoration of our land to its godly roots? Will we work harder to preserve and replenish our Faith, Families, and Freedom? Will anything change at all? Or is July Fourth it just another day? Was it just another holiday – an excuse to BBQ, take the day off, and blow off some fireworks? Only you can decide what this day meant for you and what you will do from here on out.

From where I sit, it is not “morning in America.” But there should be mourning in America. The blast of the fireworks last night should have reverberated in our souls. We should feel the urgency which our situation presents. We should feel stirred to action in defense of our smoldering homeland. We should feel a greater determination to push back the communists who have gained so much ground that they are openly parading with hammer and sickle flags, burning Old Glory in D.C., beating people to within an inch of their lives in violent public demonstration while the police do nothing, and relishing the notion that one of their chosen candidates will likely be the Democratic Party nominee for president in 2020.

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My fellow Americans, we are losing this war. We are losing. Donald Trump is president, yet we are losing. So-called conservatives have a majority on the Supreme Court, yet we are losing. Republicans control the Senate, yet we are losing. Our culture is sinking under the weight of hedonism and selfishness. Public schools are little more than communist indoctrination centers. Even public libraries, those places that gave me so many hours of joy as a child, are scenes of debauchery and indoctrination. Yes, Christian constitutionalists are being pushed back on almost every front.

If I sound overly pessimistic, it is because I am. We are losing the war and the casualties are mounting. I know we will win the war in the end, but at what cost? How much will we lose along the way? How many of our friends and family members will fall in this struggle? How many more good people will have their lives, careers, and reputations destroyed because of the cowardice of their neighbors to defend their rights against oppression? How many more children will be stolen from good homes because of the political or religious views of their parents? How much more lewdness and depravity must we be forced to witness? How much more suffering must we endure before we wake up and thrash the enemy who feeds off of our pain like the American Indian god Okee?

As wonderful and fun as it is to watch fireworks, have BBQs, wear patriotic apparel, and read The Declaration of Independence with my family, I can’t help but mourn for my country. America is on fire. And if my home is burning, will I remain silent? If my family is in danger, will I remain inactive? If I’m on the verge of losing everything I love, will I shout, “USA! USA! USA!” or say “All is well”? No! And if you are a patriot, you must not fall into this fatal trap of complacency and inattention!

Now is the time to wake up. Now is the time to become informed. Now is the time to study the Constitution as well as the tactics of the communist enemy. Now is the time to educate your family and neighbors. Now is the time to act in behalf of your country. Now is the time!

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I love America! America is the greatest nation on earth! We are the most blessed People in history. This is a special land – a Promised Land. It is a land reserved by God for humble, righteous People. It is the Lord’s base of operations in these last days. America must be defended!

I pledge my life to the restoration of the Republic, the defense of our God-inspired Constitution, and to the maintenance of the principles of Liberty and rule of law. I pledge myself to the defense of Faith, Family, and Freedom. Whatever little I have to offer, I offer to my nation, to my People, and to my God. God help America!

Zack Strong,

July 5, 2019

The Noble Free

The great patriotic hymn “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” contains these memorable lines:

“My native country, thee, Land of the noble free, Thy name I love; I love thy rocks and rills, Thy woods and templed hills. My heart with rapture thrills Like that above.”

America, a precious land dotted from one coast to the other with the beauties, blessings, and bounties of God’s superintending love, is the greatest land on earth! It is a special land of promise – a land of special covenants and promises. It is a land sanctified with the blood of patriots and martyrs. It is a land saved and set apart by the Almighty to be inhabited by a God-fearing, righteous, honorable, industrious, worthy people.

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The American People, in the early days, was a society of such spiritual stature that they won this land for their inheritance and were blessed with political, religious, social, economic, military, and technological advancement unrivaled by any other nation at any time in history. No honest and objective observer can deny that the America is the greatest nation to have ever existed when measured by nearly any metric.

The very perceptive scholar and statesman J. Reuben Clark, Jr. noted that:

“[U]nder our form of government the people of the United States have made a progress never before made by any other people in the world in an equal time during the whole period of recorded history.

“. . . standards of life and of living of the entire American people are far beyond those enjoyed by any other people in any other part of the world, either now or at any other time, which is a living testimony and evidence of the kindly beneficence of our free institution. . . .

“. . . I believe that the destiny of America is to be the abiding place of liberty and free institutions, and that its own practice and enjoyment of these blessings shall be to the world a beacon light which shall radiate its influence by peaceful means to the uttermost parts of the world, to the uplifting of all humanity” (J. Reuben Clark, Jr., June 11, 1940, cited in Jerreld L. Newquist, ed., Prophets, Principles and National Survival, 129).

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America indeed has risen to greater heights than any other nation before her. Today, even in our degraded state brought on because of years of deliberate attack by our enemies, the United States is the most influential, powerful, prosperous, respected, and free nation in the world. Without one ounce of doubt, we possess the greatest potential of any people on the planet. The Lord has not only blessed this Promised Land with the riches of minerals and natural resources, but with the far richer blessing of an unequaled heritage of Freedom, rule of law, and Christian devotion.

Our ancestors were “the noble free.” They were true freemen. They were patriots. They were the Sons of Liberty and the daughters of the Revolution. Our forefathers were great. They were honorable. They were pious and faithful. They were fervent Christians and fierce patriots. They were not perfect, but they were sincere and grounded, honest and true.

Our forefathers forged a free, civilized, and prosperous nation out of a wild wilderness. They made the Gospel of Christ and the Ten Commandments the basis of our society. We were founded as a nation of laws, not a nation of tyrants. Rule of law prevailed – not the whim of the mindless majority. Of these early Americans, George Washington Adams recounted:

“Our forefathers were a patient and persevering people; their devotion was simple but earnest; their theories were circumscribed but conscientious; their morality was rigorous but practical. They were from necessity frugal; from their position circumspect; from their situation vigorous and hardy. Obliged alike to brave the savage and the European foe – acquainted equally with the implements of husbandry and with the weapons of war – they guarded the state till she had cleared the dangers of her infancy. Such was the early character of the people of New England. It shows a race of men fit to be free. History presents no parallel to such a people mid all her records . . . she shows no other state originating in devotion and in liberty of thought – no other nation whose foundation was the pure worship of the living God” (David Barton, ed., Celebrate Liberty: Famous Patriotic Speeches and Sermons, 47).

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As noted, the Gospel of Jesus Christ was the rock foundation of this American nation. With the love of the Lord came a love of the Liberty He bestowed upon mankind. Defending the Liberty “wherewith Christ hath made [them] free” (Galatians 5:1) became paramount for the colonists. Therefore, when British persecution became severe enough, our patriot forefathers burst the political bands that tethered them to enslaved Europe and created the first free nation in modern times, opening a new epoch in mankind’s history.

Our Founding Fathers published the Declaration of Independence, proclaiming that this nation acknowledged God as their Sovereign, that their rights came from Him, and that they would rely upon Him for protection. The Lord heard our People’s cries for deliverance and divine intervention was forthcoming. In his First Inaugural Address, President George Washington affirmed God’s intervention in our nation’s behalf during the War for Independence. He stated:

“[I]t would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official act my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the universe, who presides in the councils of nations, and whose providential aids can supply every human defect, that His benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the people of the United States a Government instituted by themselves for these essential purposes, and may enable every instrument employed in its administration to execute with success the functions allotted to his charge. In tendering this homage to the Great Author of every public and private good, I assure myself that it expresses your sentiments not less than my own, nor those of my fellow-citizens at large less than either. No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the Invisible Hand which conducts the affairs of men more than those of the United States. Every step by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency.”

It was widely believed by those of our founding generation that America had been set up and protected by the hand of God for a special reason; that reason being the preservation of Liberty for mankind. For instance, in an Independence Day oration in 1826, George Bancroft stated:

“The dearest interests of mankind were entrusted to our country. It was for her to show that the aspirations of former ages were not visionary – that freedom is something more than a name – that the patriots and the States that have been martyrs in its defense were struggling in a sacred cause and fell in the pursuit of a real good. The great spirits of former times looked down from their celestial abodes to cheer and encourage her in the hour of danger. The nations of the earth turned towards her as to their last hope. And the country has not deceived them” (David Barton, ed., Celebrate Liberty: Famous Patriotic Speeches and Sermons, 98).

The American freemen cherished the thought that Heaven had appointed them to be the guardians of Freedom on the earth – that America was a shining city on a hill beckoning to the oppressed of mankind. They knew, from the generous intervention of Almighty God in their favor, that America was not just another nation; she was special. I also know that America is a blessed land, a favored land, a choice land, a Promised Land. There is nowhere on earth more favored and watched over than America. And no people has received as many blessings as the American People.

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We owe a massive debt of gratitude to our Creator and God for the privilege and blessing of living in this the greatest nation on earth. At this time of the year when we turn our minds back to our patriot forefathers who won for us our sacred Freedom, we should humble ourselves and recommit our lives to the service of God. John Adams famously said that our system of government is only sustainable by a “moral and religious people.” He was right. Our forefathers knew it and I know it. Either we will turn back to the Lord and cut out the cultural cancer consuming us, or we will collapse as a nation.

Another great American, Ezra Taft Benson, issued a warning in 1979. It is even more applicable in 2019:

“Never before has the land of Zion appeared so vulnerable to so powerful an enemy as the Americas do at present. And our vulnerability is directly attributable to our loss of active faith in the God of this land, who has decreed that we must worship Him or be swept off. Too many Americans have lost sight of the truth that God is our source of freedom—the Lawgiver—and that personal righteousness is the most important essential to preserving our freedom. So, I say with all the energy of my soul that unless we as citizens of this nation forsake our sins, political and otherwise, and return to the fundamental principles of Christianity and of constitutional government, we will lose our political liberties, our free institutions, and will stand in jeopardy before God.”

If we wish to be “the noble free” like our ancestors, we must cherish this land of Liberty enough to live as our forefathers lived and worship as they worshiped. Our devotion must be to law – rule of law and divine law. The Savior should be the center of our lives, the center of our families, the center of our communities, the center of our laws, and the reason we so fiercely contend for Liberty under our inspired Constitution. America, this citadel of Freedom we so love, is worth every effort to defend.

Truly, it is not enough to remember the sacrifices our forefathers made all those years ago. We must imitate them and step forward to defend our Republic in our own day. It is time to show whether you are a freeman or a slave, a patriot or a turncoat. Now is the time to honor your forefathers by making our America the bastion of Liberty – the shining city on a hill – they hoped to create. The power is in our hands. What will we do with it?

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Happy Independence Day. God bless you and yours. And God bless America.

Zack Strong,

July 1, 2019

President Trump’s Immigration Dilemma

Immigration problems have plagued the United States for decades. It is not a partisan issue – the problem grows under both Republican and Democratic administrations. The problem has worsened until now it is a full-fledged crisis. However, I am not going to talk much about the overall immigration problem. Rather, I’m going to discuss President Donald Trump’s abysmal handling of the situation and his failure to follow through on his promise to bring the crisis under control.

Let’s not mince words: The illegal immigration crisis is nothing less than an invasion. As I noted in my “National State of Emergency” article of February 21, 2019, under the definitions of multiple dictionaries “the crisis at our Southern border qualifies as an invasion.” I noted: “The influx of tens of millions of foreigners who do not speak our language, who are not here to assimilate, and whose first act in our country is a violation of our laws, cannot be considered anything other than an invasion.”

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Despite subversives like Comrade Cortez claiming that our border detention facilities are “concentration camps,” the truth is our border policy is incredibly lax. We are faced with an enormous crisis – a hostile invasion – that deteriorates further into madness by the day. And this is happening under President Trump’s watch.

In all honesty, President Trump was elected for one primary reason – to stop illegal immigration. On the campaign trail in 2016, the pledge to stop illegal immigration and control the Southern border was repeated so frequently that it became a sacrosanct mantra. The vow to “build a wall” is Mr. Trump’s defining promise.

Yet, two and a half years into the Trump presidency, we are forced to ask some tough questions: Where is the promised wall? Why is the border still wide open and largely undefended? Why are more illegal invaders entering the United States now than during Obama’s presidency? Why are fewer illegals being deported by President Trump than by Obama? Why did President Trump recently call off scheduled ICE raids that would have rounded up and deported some 2,000 families living in our country illegally? Why haven’t the military forces sent to the border by the president been authorized to fulfill their oath to defend their country? Why are illegals still being relocated all around the country by our government? Why aren’t individuals traveling from countries with disease epidemics quarantined and checked for disease before being allowed to roam around the nation? And, lastly, why has there been absolutely no discernable improvement in the border crisis under President Trump?

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If one were a skeptic, he might simply say that President Trump is a liar and never meant to follow through on his promises to secure the border. I believe, however, that the truth is even more pathetic than that. It appears to me that President Trump has achieved absolutely nothing in terms of border security for one basic reason: He is a businessman.

As a businessman obsessed with “making deals” (i.e. making compromises and appeasing all sides), he does not properly regard principles. All that is important to President Trump is making deals, currying favor with opponents, and doing good business. Consequently, he talks a good talk about immigration, but when the time comes to act, he gets bogged down by caring what his enemies think and want. He is willing to delay badly needed action just so he can make what he thinks is a good deal and make all sides happy.

Sometimes, however, a patriot must ruthlessly pursue his principles, not considering the wishes of his enemies – or even of his constituents. Poll numbers and popularity should never be factors in decision making. It is a foolish policy to only act when our enemies approve. We must do what is right, even (perhaps especially) when it is unpopular, difficult, or politically incorrect. A crisis as monumental as the invasion occurring at our Southern border is huge enough to warrant immediate, swift, and uncompromising action without regard to what the press, polls, or pundits think.

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The U.S. Constitution authorizes and requires the federal government – whose chief officer and enforcer is the president – to protect the states against invasion (see Article 4, Section 4). The laws of nature and necessity also grant the president power to act in behalf of the nation. The great Thomas Jefferson explained:

“The question you propose, whether circumstances do not sometimes occur, which make it a duty in officers of high trust, to assume authorities beyond the law, is easy of solution in principle, but sometimes embarrassing in practice. A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless one of the high duties of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation. To lose our country by a scrupulous adherence to written law, would be to lose the law itself, with life, liberty, property and all those who are enjoying them with us; thus absurdly sacrificing the end to the means” (Jefferson to John B. Colvin, 1810).

The laws of necessity and self-preservation are the highest laws a patriot can enforce. When one’s nation is being assaulted, the patriot must fight and defeat the assailant at all cost. In this case, our nation is being invaded by people who have zero regard for our customs, language, and laws. They are changing the cultural, racial, and political makeup of the nation. They are bringing with them a storm of crime and disease, as well as a socialist mindset anathema to true Americanism. America has always regulated immigration, and if we don’t do it now, we will lose our country.

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When the country hangs in the balance, what sacrifice is too costly in her behalf? If President Trump really loves this nation, and is serious about his oath of office, he ought not be concerned with what the press says, whether or not he is reelected, or even what the public thinks. He ought to do what is right. And what is right in this case is using every resource and means to stop the bleeding and cauterize the wound. We must halt the flow of unwanted illegal invaders into this country, deport the dangerous element, and prevent future problems by controlling the border.

Instead of doing this, however, President Trump has vacillated and stalled. It is true that Congress has attempted to thwart his proposals and have deliberately delayed funding a border wall. Yet, President Trump already has the authorization to act, but doesn’t. Perhaps President Trump doesn’t understand that he has authorization to seal the border and defend the nation from invasion. If this is the case, and I believe the president’s obvious ignorance of the Constitution plays a major factor in his failures, then he is unfit for office. And if the president’s cabinet members are advising him against acting to defend the nation and fulfill his campaign promises, then they are not his true friends – and he again proves his lack of political savvy by keeping them around.

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To date, the president’s vaunted border wall is only a couple measly miles long and has done absolutely nothing to stem the tide of invasion from the South. In fact, more illegals are pouring across the border than ever before and large caravans from Central America are announcing their intention to make the trek to the United States. Couple this with the fact that ICE is releasing onto American streets more illegals than ever before and you see how the problem has not changed under President Trump. If anything, the problem has grown worse! Yes, illegal immigration is worse under President Trump than under past presidents.

Last Sunday, the president had an opportunity to do something noticeably beneficial in the war against the illegal invaders. It was announced that ICE would conduct mass raids and deport some 2,000 illegal families. At the last minute, President Trump canceled the raids. Not only does this make him look weak and insincere about stopping the invasion, but it harms our People by allowing a foreign element to reside beside them. It also telegraphs to other would-be-invaders that the federal government won’t do a thing to deport them, so they might as well come here illegally.

As of the moment, and unless something drastic happens, I predict a Trump landslide victory in 2020. However, he is turning off many of his supporters by failing to follow through on his signature promise to build a wall and close the border to illegals. Again, the problem has grown worse under his watch. Not only are hundreds of thousands of Latin Americans still flooding across the border, but now even hundreds of Africans from disease-ridden nations are waltzing across the border. If you didn’t hear, a recent group of 500 or so oddly well-funded illegals from Ebola-infected African states was released into Texas and elsewhere. In all honesty, we have to ask ourselves, what in the world is President Trump doing?!

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It seems that he is doing nothing but flapping his mouth. Yet, the crisis is so severe that we can no longer tolerate mere talk. Talk is cheap. We need action. We need someone who takes his oath of office seriously; someone who cares enough to act to save his nation when he sees it on fire. For all his multitude of character flaws and bad policy decisions, President Donald J. Trump is the best president in my life time. Yet, one flaw that we cannot tolerate is his failure to secure the border. This is unacceptable. America is worth more than that, Mr. Trump. Your failure on this issue is unacceptable.

Now let’s talk about solutions. In actual point of fact, the border crisis could be solved tomorrow. The fix is simple, yet no president – including Donald Trump – has had the courage to take this step. If we want to thwart the invasion of illegals and secure the border, we simply need to place the military on the border with shoot-to-kill orders. Don’t misunderstand, I do not recommend we gun down everyone trying to cross the border; that is a last resort. But placing military on the border with authorization to act in a multitude of ways would solve the crisis.

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Our military possess numerous non-lethal means of crowd control. We can employ these tactics and weapons at the border and use them to repel invasion without actually harming the invaders. For instance, the military has a weapon called a Vehicle-Mounted Active Denial System (or V-MAD) which is a directed-energy weapon that makes your skin feel like it is on fire. The V-MAD’s energy ray doesn’t actually harm you, but it is a marvelous deterrent because no one wants to feel that they are burning to death. The U.S. military has already deployed V-MADs to the Southern border, yet we refuse to use them. Why? Does President Trump merely not have the courage to use these non-lethal means to secure our border? Is he afraid of media backlash? What is he so scared of? Why has he failed to authorize the use of non-lethal methods to immediately secure the border?

Our first line of defense on the Southern border should be non-lethal weapons such as V-MADs. If the invaders persist, after being hit with non-lethal deterrents and passing signs and notifications warning them to turn back, then I believe our military should open fire with lethal weapons. The combination of non-lethal and lethal weapons (and the latter only in last-resort scenarios) is enough to completely bring the flow of illegal immigration to a halt. The problem could literally be under control within days if the president so wished – if he had the will power and courage.

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In my scenario, illegals would first face excruciating pain from a host of non-lethal weapons. If they endured the pain and persisted in their attempts to violate our nation’s borders against all warnings and commands to the contrary, they would then face live fire from well-trained military units empowered with shoot-to-kill orders. I defy anyone to suggest that this level of defense would not work to deter 99.9% of illegals.

The illegal immigration dilemma is so serious that we must resort to serious, heavy-duty, no-nonsense solutions or lose our Republic. The higher laws of self-preservation and necessity demand that we step forward to save our nation from this massive threat. Thankfully, the Constitution also authorizes the government to act to defend us against invasion. But even if the written law was not clear, common sense dictates the course we must take.

Mr. President, do you have the will power to secure our borders and stem the tidal wave of foreign invasion? Do you really intend on following through on your promise to build a wall and secure the border? And do you, dear reader, care that millions of socialist-minded foreigners are flooding into our cities, changing the political, cultural, ideological, racial, and social makeup of your country? If 30 million illegal invaders infesting your country cannot wake you up and rouse you to vigorous protest, what will?

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We each should honestly ask ourselves if we can afford to continue electing politicians who will not secure the border and enforce the U.S. Constitution. The Constitution is the supreme law of the land. Each elected representative swears an oath to uphold and defend the principles of that sacred document, and each is accountable. One of those enshrined principles is defending the states against invasion and, as a corollary, ensuring republican style governments throughout the land. These imperatives cannot come to pass when millions of foreigners are busy subverting our nation and polluting our culture.

President Trump faces a colossal dilemma: Will he continue to play politics and try to make a “deal” regarding illegal immigration, or will he do what he was elected to do, what the American People want, what his oath of office to the Constitution requires, and what the laws of necessity dictate and once and for all halt illegal immigration? President Trump is in a better position to secure the border than any other American. If the border remains open, President Trump is also the man to blame. He did not create the problem, but it is in his power to end it if he so desires. So much rests on his personal will power and the persistence of the American People.

From a perspective of two and a half years of Trump, I must voice my skepticism that anything will be done to secure the border. I hope and pray that I am wrong. Yet, as noted, the problem has actually worsened during President Trump’s presidency! If the president cannot, or will not, follow through on his signature promise when the ability to do so is within his constitutional authority and power, how can we trust him to make good on any other promise? And if President Trump cannot manage to press the issue, what other president will be able to do so?

Few things are as vital to our nation’s well-being as securing our borders and ensuring that only friendly immigrants keen on assimilating and becoming real Americans gain entrance to this special land. The people of the world are simply too hostile to traditional American values for us to allow just any of them to come to these United States. We must guard our American citadel at all costs, even if it means fighting fire with fire at the border. The time is long past for President Donald Trump to make good on his adamant vow to secure our borders and make America great again. Was it all talk or is he serious? That remains to be seen. If he cannot follow through on this singular promise, regardless of anything else good he may have done, he is not fit to hold office.

Zack Strong,

June 28, 2019