The Cataline Conspiracy
Dec. 5, 63BC, the Cataline Conspiracy pitted Roman Senator Lucius Cataline against the Roman patriot, Senator Marcus Cicero, the Good Guys Won!

“In politics, nothing happens by accident; if it happens you can bet it was planned that way.” (Attributed- probably incorrectly- to President Franklin Roosevelt.)

I assume that most of us are aware of the concept of “conspiracies” throughout world history, and we’ve probably heard that term used for much of our lives.  Even today we hear the uninformed among us ridiculing the thought of “political conspiracies”, said ridicule usually emanating from popular but  ill-informed “talking head pundits” or globalist-controlled MSM outlets all over the political spectrum who love to attack and disparage “conspiracy theorists” (people who areconvinced that there are genuine conspiracies among us at this very time, based on evidence they feel is compelling), and to whom the mouth breathing masses pay homage, like a horde of ignorant lemmings following the “wisdom” of a vacuous script reader or pretend “expert” who is standing on the edge of a precipice, doing his best to entice his fellow lemmings into jumping over the cliff of chaos. The more politically astute and educated among us are fully aware that “conspiracies”—political or otherwise—have existed in the past or exist now, and what has been the affect upon history of such activities.  I suggest that the first order of investigation into “conspiracies” is to define the word:

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Queen Boudica
Boudica - Queen of the Celtic Iceni Tribe in Roman Britian.

She was tall, had tawny (perhaps reddish) hair that hung down to her waist.  She had a harsh, commanding voice and a quite piercing gaze when she looked at someone.  She always wore a necklace of gold (probably what we today call a ‘torc’), a very colorful tunic, and usually she wore a heavy cloak fastened at the neck by a broach.  So she was described by the ancient Roman historian, Cassius Dio (c. 155 A.D.--c. 235 A.D.), long after her death.  A queen of the Celtic Iceni people in eastern Britain, she led a rebellion—an uprising against the brutal and oppressive Roman occupiers of her homeland-- that almost resulted in her ejecting those Roman military forces and a large Roman populationfrom Britain.  She was described by her people as a ‘freedom fighter’, and they loved her. The Romans, however, looked at her as a ‘violent insurgent’, and they both feared and hated her.  She was BOTH, for she was dedicated to her own people’s freedom and way of life and survival, but was quite brutal to her enemies, seeking revenge for what they had done to her, her family, and her people. 

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Ronald Reagan Warned Us
President Reagan wasn't correct all the time, but he was 100% right when he gave us this warning!

Let’s begin this essay by examining a well known Bible passage—Matthew 5:13-16, with two versions--one from my favorite 1599 Geneva Bible (Super Titled in italics) and one from the New International Version (Sub-Titled in regular type):

Verse 13 - “Ye are the salt of the world; but if the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? “You are the salt of the earth.  But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.

Verse 14 - Ye are the light of the world.  A city that is set on a hill, cannot be hid. You are the light of the world.  A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 

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Lamb Funnies with article part 2
Here are some of the noxious acolytes of the Klan of New Bolsheviks. They and their party are enemies of our Republic!

When the righteous are in authority (a-or are increased), the people rejoice; but when the wicked beareth rule, the people sigh.” - Proverbs 29:2  1599 Geneva Bible

“When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan.” - Proverbs 29:2 N.I.V.

Last time I ended with the contention that “neither of our two main political parties is the same NOW as they were originally…”.  The perception has been that what we see today—the Democrat and Republican Parties as they currently exist—is what they have always been.  But that is not the case.  If we were able to “time travel” back to the last quarter of the 18th century and to most of the 19th century, the time when our present political parties were being conceived and organized, we would not recognize them.  If our Founding Generation came back today to the nation they founded in 1787, I contend that not only would they be shocked at what we, their political and spiritual descendants, have allowed befalling their dream but that they would also accuse the US of allowing their visions of constitutional liberty and limited government, that most of them sacrificed so much to bequeath to their future countrymen, to be usurped, violated, and virtually destroyed.  And they’d be correct in their accusations. 

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Democrat Party An Enemy Of Our Constitutional Republic
President Ulysses Grant's observation needs to be revised somewhat: There are but two Parties now ... the Constitutional Freedom Party and the Anti-Constitutional Pro-Tyranny Party!

I could also have stated in this article’s title that “the loyalty of the Republican Party to our U.S. Constitution for many decades, and even under its supposedly “reformed” current leadership in the U.S. House, hasn’t been, and may not be, much better”! (Only time will tell). But for now I’ll proceed with this condemnation of what is more accurately known today as The Klan of New Bolsheviks (formerly known as the ‘Democrat Party’), with no apologies if I  offend a portion of our American electorate.  I ask my readers to keep in mind the old truism that  often “the truth hurts”, and if that truth offends those of you who are perennial and unapologetic Democrats, so be it.  As the long-suffering Capt. Rhett Butler finally declared at the end of Gone With The Wind, “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a …..”   Well, I assume you can finish his memorable quote, which adequately expresses my ‘concerns’ over whether or not you who call yourselves faithful Democrats (or as I charitably call you—“Dumbocrats”), can make any kind of logical counter-arguments to my contentions.

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Let not the spirit and the voice of opposition to government policies ever be stilled!

“Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.” - President Harry S. Truman (1884-1972), Special Message to the Congress on the Internal Security of the United States, August 8, 1950.

Far be it for me to quote, in agreement, from a Democrat president, but I must admit that old Harry Truman was 100% correct in both his historical accuracy and in his remarkable prescience in regards to the well known propensities of “governments” to morph over some period of time from the “faithful servant” into the “fearful master”, mainly because the citizens of those governments were lulled into complacency by those old ‘siren songs’:  “Let the Government Do It”, or “The Government Will Take Care Of You”.  Uh huh.  Sure it will.

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Beware of politicians who pretend to be something they are'nt! Especially if they call themselves "Republicans."

There are two kinds of creatures that inhabit our planet whose names sound similar.  One is an ornery four-legged remnant of prehistoric times—a monster called a Rhinoceros, or “RHINO”, for short.  It has poor eyesight and a reputation for a bad temper, and it doesn’t appreciate being threatened or pestered.   Those who get on its “bad side” are attacked by this one-and-a-half ton beast whose intention is to spear you with its horn and/or grind you into the dirt.  You certainly want to stay away from them if you value your life.

However, there is another kind of “RINO” in our midst.  It usually lurks in the ranks of the Republican Party but gives only “lip service” to the sometimes conservative planks of that often weak-kneed political party, hence its nick-name: RINO, or “Republican In Name Only”.  This species also has poor “political eyesight” and a reputation for stabbing those with whom it disagrees politically in their backs. 

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Romans 13 and the American Christian
Just what is the "Higher Power" to which we are to be "subject"?

“Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers; for there is no power but of God; and the powers that be, are ordained of God.  Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God; and they that resist, shall receive to themselves condemnation.  For Magistrates are not to be feared for good works, but for evil.  Wilt thou then be without fear of the power?  Do well; so shalt thou have praise of the same.  For he is the minister of God for thy wealth; but if thou do evil, fear, for he beareth the sword for nought; for he is the minister of God to take vengeance on him that doeth evil.” - Romans 13:1-4, 1599 Geneva Bible

I don’t present myself as a Biblical scholar. But I do study God’s Holy and truthful Word quite often for my own betterment, and particularly when preparing articles for this great digital newspaper, The Times Examiner.  One of the parts of His Word that I have long been perplexed about is the first four verses of Romans 13.  I find it confusing when trying to equate what my pastors over the years have told me that it meant, versus what I’ve been convinced it really means, based on the teaching of other pastors. 

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Obammacoccus Stupidicus
Digital illustration of the MERSOO Virus (Coronavirus) - Also known as the "Obammacoccus Stupidicus" virus, almost always fatal to common sense and patriotism. This virus causes severe brain damage, especially in younger people who have not built up sufficient "Conservative Antibodies" in their bloodstream!

We all know that the “zombies” have been among us for quite some time!  Stupid “zombie” shows on TV and “zombie” video games have long entertained the mentally challenged mouth breathers among the population, keeping them occupied and relatively harmless while the normal adult population tries to go about their daily routines, struggling in increasing frustration to keep their lives on a “straight line” despite the economic and cultural ravages being perpetrated against them by the Marxist enemies of freedom and constitutional government in Washington, District of Criminals & Communists, and to keep their struggling finances above water, and especially to keep their status as free citizens still intact.  Now add to this fantasy zombie fixation the real and serious plague facing all freedom loving Americans:  POLITICAL ZOMBIES (aka liberals/progressives/socialists, Dumbocrats, leftists (Nazis and fascists), and moonbats), and we have a potential disaster of significant proportions facing all of us.

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Lamb Freedom Governments
Governments "Never give freedom, they just hand out slavery with slogans." Was Caldwell just being sarcastic, or was she correct?

Last month The Times Examiner published my article entitled: Dear And Glorious Taylor, an in-depth look at one of my favorite authors, the late, great patriot, Taylor Caldwell.  In that article I referred to an article that Caldwell wrote back in 1974, titled: “The Middle Class Must Not Fail”.  Originally published by The Review of the News on May 29, 1974, it was republished in The New American Magazine on May 1, 1995.  The Review of the News was one of the magazines published by The John Birch Society for many years, but was eventually replaced by The New American magazine, also published by The John Birch Society, to which Taylor Caldwell had been a faithful member for many years.  It is that insightful and prophetic article, originally published so long ago, that I’d like to share with you now, because it surely applies to today’s events.

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Tablecloth Lamb 2023
Antique needle lace filet tablecloth: "God is Love" - Made in 1904.

Have you ever contemplated just who decides the fate of the universe, the locations of the stars, the courses of the seasons, the history and direction of mankind, the countries men and women inhabit, and the final destination of the lives of each and every one of us?  Who decides?  Who directs?  Who, if anyone, is really in control in this immense expanse of stars and galaxies, and on this tiny and insignificant planet?  WHO IS SOVEREIGN IN THIS UNIVERSE?  That is the question, is it not?

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer Lamb
This brave Man of God, this Christian Patriot, ultimately acted upon his beliefs. How can we do less?

“It is Satan, not God, who has been urging  you to become a coward in the raging battle between good and evil, and to leave what should be your duty all up to God.” - Robert Welch, 1972 (Founder of The John Birch Society in 1958)


In the two millennia from Jesus the Messiah’s founding of His Earthly Church upon the ROCK of His teachings and His love for a world of sinful people—i.e. upon HIMSELF, the battle between good and evil—the perpetual war waged by Satan and his willing followers against the people of God—against all things godly—spiritual—patriotic—and honorable, has never ceased.  From the day that the Great Deceiver tried to “tempt” our Savior, the Second Person of the Godhead, into “worshipping him” by offering Him the whole world, until this very time, when the worship of our one and only Triune God is being PURPOSELY diminished and ridiculed, and the freedoms once guaranteed to Americans by a Constitution codified by the blood and sacrifices of brave men and women of our past are being rapidly stolen from us by those same “willing followers” of Satan that have plagued Christian and moral and decent and freedom loving people since the Pharisees of ancient Jerusalem took to the streets like a horde of screaming “AntiFa” banshees, crying “crucify Him—crucify Him”, that struggle between good and evil for the “soul” of our nation has never abated.

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Our Liberties Are Being Threatened
On March 23, 1775 at St. John's Church (pictured) in Richmond, Virginia, Patrick Henry demanded "Liberty or Death" from his government. Today, "our" government seems determined to give Americans little of the "Liberty" and more of the "Death"!

All Americans should be familiar with the immortal words that did much to ignite the American Revolution back in 1775. But it’s discouraging to admit that some Americans, victims of modernist/progressive “un-teaching” of history, have no clue as to who said, “…Give me liberty or give me death”, and the circumstances leading to one of the most famous speeches of American history, or when it was orated.  Indeed, there are many Americans walking among us who have never heard of Patrick Henry,  have barely heard of the American Revolution, haven’t a clue as to the years it was fought or the country our Revolutionary patriots struggled against to attain their liberty.  How very sad!  How frightening!  To forget or ignore the past is to condemn the future!  If history teaches anything, it teaches that truth.  To paraphrase some wisdom from the past—those who forget history are doomed to live under the rule of determined tyrants who do NOT forget history! 

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Reflections On The America That Once Was
The Spirit of Christmas Past. How we long to reclaim it today!

Old Ebenezer Scrooge would have loved the ACLU (‘Anti-Christian Liberties Union’) in his really bad days when he was the “Grinch” who hated Christmas.  At this time of year, especially, the communist-oriented ACLU is burning the midnight oil in its unceasing struggle to “protect” us from reminders of just Who is “the reason for the season”.  Columnist Cal Thomas once quipped, The ACLU and other groups are performing their annual ritual of keeping the public square (including the ‘public’ schools) clean of any mention of Jesus Christ, unless that mention is intended as a curse word.  In such a case, the ACLU will leap to the defense.”  It wasn’t always this way in America.  Not by a long shot. But the curse of Marxist mischief and leftist gov-think has changed our nation slowly into one wherein the Word of God is only barely tolerated!  For how much longer is anyone’s guess.

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Wouldn't it be a true modern miracle if the
Wouldn't it be a true modern miracle if the "Spirit of Christ" really infused mankind?

To begin, I did NOT write this touching tale.  Its author is “Unknown”, at least to me.  Possibly his name was Matt Miles.  It was sent to me a year or two ago by a friend of mine in Georgia, a long-time Christian and patriot who, like me, is just about “worn out”.  He provided no attribution for this story either, but sent it to me with the words:  “What a blessing”!  I found it so, and I think you might also.


“It was Christmas Eve, 1942.  I was fifteen years old and feeling like the world had caved in on me because there just hadn’t been enough money to buy me the rifle that I’d wanted for Christmas.  We did the chores early that night for some reason.  I just figured that Daddy wanted a little extra time so we could read in the Bible.  After supper was over I took my boots off and stretched out in front of the fireplace and waited for Daddy to get out his Bible.

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One of Talor Caldwell's greatest novels, written in 1959.

One of the great benefits of living a long life is that one develops a deep understanding of history and how it shaped the present, as well as a humble appreciation of the people who helped make that history, both in the distant past and into the modern era.  It is one of the latter, a “titan” of literature, and a dedicated American patriot, whose long life I want to explore with you.  Her birth name was Janet Taylor, but we knew her better by her “pen name” that she used when writing:  TAYLOR CALDWELL (1900-1985)

I’ve written many times here in The Times Examiner that my wife and I have been members of The John Birch Society since 1963, 59 years of associating with some of the finest Christians and patriots I’ve ever known.  For many years, until her death, Taylor Caldwell was also aproud and dedicated member of The John Birch Society, and through her writing and in her sometimes hectic life she did what she could to help Americanists pursue the goal stated from the very beginning of the JBS by our Founder, Robert Welch:  “Less government—more responsibility—and with God’s help, a better world”.  Birchers still strive to accomplish Mr. Welch’s dream, and Taylor Caldwell did also.

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