While Americans Slept
While Americans Slept

“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.”

ISAIAH 5:20  New International Version Bible

That’s perhaps the most pertinent question facing us today, isn’t it?  A recent article in The New American Magazine, published on March 8, 2021 featuring the insights of C. Mitchel Shaw, titled The Great Awakening, prompted me to reflect on whether or not Americans are truly “awakening” to the dangers posed to their freedom under our increasingly disregarded 1787 Constitution, or are so “woke” by the lies of the main stream media and their almost cult-like and slavish adherence to the babblings of the “gods” of the despicable social media—the collectivist churls who are determined to tell Americans, especially our younger citizens, WHAT to think, WHAT to dislike, and WHO to permit to exercise the increasingly nebulous concept of “free speech”, that they are essentially almost useless in the fight for freedom’s preservation.  

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Note:  A version of this article was published in The Times Examiner back in November of 2018.  The great thing about true history is that it doesn’t change (if it is true).  It may be purposely changed or “revised” or even obliterated by the collectivist churls who now dominate our main stream media and most of the major publishing companies.  But we owe it to the people of history—to the heroes and villains of the past—to the noble and ignoble deeds they performed--------- we owe it to all of them to tell the TRUTH about what they did—for good or ill-- in their time under the sun.  Their deeds made US what we are today.  And that surely includes a greatly (and purposely) misunderstood group of religious separatists we today call Pilgrims, people who are mercilessly attacked in our day by the mentally deficient clods of the MSM and the “woke” social media, as hopeless racists and the cause of all of our problems in modern America! 

Pilgrims Going to Church by George Henry Boughton

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Should Christians Be Involved with Politics

Well, should they?  That seems to be a somewhat divisive question of late. Perhaps it depends on how one defines “politics”. Should those of us who identify as Christians, particularly the “born-again variety”, involve ourselves in the often dishonest and somewhat sordid and divisive “blood sport” known as “politics” throughout much of American history, and especially over the past century or so?  Should we allow ourselves to be immersed, to one degree or another, in the “mud-slinging”, the invectives, the anger, the breakup of family and friends, even the violence that is being deliberately  induced within our culture over recent decades—and especially in the past year or two-- by the lovers of “politics”, much of it the leftist/progressive/communist version, as they confront the lovers of “constitutional government”, the form that was established for us by the men and women who founded this nation?  Is a clash of civilizational survival imminent due to this fascination that a significant portion of humanity has with “politics” rather than with “principles”.  Ah, those ARE questions to ponder, aren’t they?  Let’s delve into it.

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Tower of Babel Lamb

The "Tower of Babel" - A Ziggurat built during biblical times in what is now Iraq.

“(1) Now the whole world had one language (after the flood of Noah’s time—WHL) and a common speech. (2) As people moved eastward (from the Mountains--a mountain ‘range’, NOT one mountain--WHL) of Ararat they found a plain in Shinar (in Babylonia, present-day Iraq—WHL) and settled there.  (3) They said to each other, ‘Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly’.  They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. (4) Then they said, ‘Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves and not be scattered over the face of the whole earth’. (5) But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower (called The Tower of Babel-WHL) that the men were building.  (6) The LORD said, ‘If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. (7) Come, let us (i.e. The Triune God-WHL) go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other’.  (8) So the LORD scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city (for they had disobeyed God’s command to ‘be fruitful and multiply and replenish the whole earth to the extent they were able at that time—rather than all of them staying on the ‘Plain of Shinar’, which they had done-WHL).  (9) That is why it was called Babel (in Hebrew the word means ‘confused’-WHL)—because there the LORD scattered them over the face of the whole earth.”

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Pilate asks Jesus,
Pilate asks Jesus, "What is Truth?"

“Pilate said unto him, ‘What is truth?’ (quid est veritas?).  And when he had said that, he went out again unto the Jews, and said unto them, ‘I find in him no cause at all.” - John 18:38- 1599 Geneva Bible

“Then came Jesus forth wearing a crown of thorns, and a purple garment.  And Pilate said unto them, ‘Behold the man’” (ecce homo). - John 19:5- 1599 Geneva Bible

You know, in certain respects one almost feels sorry for Pontius Pilate, the Roman Procurator, or Governor, of the Roman Empire’s Province of Judea from 26 A.D. to 36 A.D.  Judea, especially its capital, Jerusalem, was full of quarrelsome and troublesome Jews whom the Romans considered to be “religious fanatics”.  Here was Pilate—the most powerful representative of Caesar’s government in Judea, who had a reputation for corruption and cruelty, supported by thousands of battle-hardened Roman soldiers who were all too willing to sink their short swords (the famous 20” Roman ‘gladius’) into the flesh of those pesky Jews—caught, in effect, between the rock of upholding Caesar’s laws—and not wanting to condemn Jesus-- and a hard place of placating a mob of fanatics threatening to start a riot at best, or complain to Caesar, at worst, that he-Pilate-was “coddling” a man who proclaimed that he was “king of the Jews”, thus violating one of their most sacred laws.  That he was part of an eternal drama that had been conceived by our Heavenly Father in Eternity past, before time, space, and matter existed, was not remotely a part of his thinking that day.  But Pilate was an “actor” in the most important drama that ever had or ever would happen in the universe—a drama that had been ordained by our Creator before there was a “universe”.

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Hayley Lamb

Observations by Hayley Lamb

Hello to everyone.  My name is Hayley Lamb, and you can see my picture at the top of this page.  It was taken recently at my human Aunt Cindy’s house, where she chained me in her kitchen because of my long-time perfectly reasonable determination, whenever I visit her, of getting rid of those horrible cats that she has allowed to live in her house. Just because I caught one of her cats a short time ago and had its neck in my mouth, and just because it was making loud and strange noises, is no reason to keep me chained while those stupid cats run all over the house.   Why any humans would tolerate cats in their house (or in the city in which they live) is beyond me.  Humans are always difficult to figure out.  Have you noticed?  But more on that later.

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John Locke (1632-1704). The British American Patriots of 1689 and 1776 knew John Locke's wisdom. Whether or not American Patriots of 2021 subscribe to that same wisdom remains to be seen!
John Locke (1632-1704). The British American Patriots of 1689 and 1776 knew John Locke's wisdom. Whether or not American Patriots of 2021 subscribe to that same wisdom remains to be seen!

We all know that our first glorious Revolution of the British American colonies began on April 19, 1775, when the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” was fired on the hallowed public “green” in Lexington, Massachusetts, a place I’ve walked on several times over the years. (It’s one of my very favorite places in the entire nation).  Eight colonists were killed by the British Regulars on or near the Green, and ten were wounded.  That’s when it started.  Right?  Then, it began to blossom a few hours later in Concord, Massachusetts, a few miles from Lexington, as our guys made a stand against that same group of British regulars at the Old North Bridge, over which I’ve walked several times (the several times rebuilt bridge, that is).  So April 19, 1775 is the day that our first American Revolution began.  Everybody knows that (well, everybody used to know that, but today not everybody does know it). 

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Lamb Dealing With Some PeopleThere is another version of the truism expressed in the title to this article, which goes like this:  You can lead a liberal to the facts but you can’t make him think!  It seems logical to ask WHY this troublesome species of American citizens called “liberals” (also known as “progressives”, “socialists”, “maleducated clods”, “non-thinkers”, “left wingers”, and “moonbats”) seem to be so impervious to truth.  Two or three years ago my long-time friends in another state sent me a little tidbit of “truisms” that they had gleaned from the internet.  That article seems to have originated on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and was titled: “Is Logic the Same Thing As Common Sense?”  Let’s look at each of these gems of logical common sense listed therein, and reflect on the degree to which they have made inroads into our society, and whether or not they make “common sense”.   But these amplified comments are mostly my personal biases and beliefs:

  • Eleven teens die each day because of texting while driving. Maybe it’s time to raise the age of SMART PHONE ownership to 21!
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Ingrid Bergman

One of the things my wife and I love to do on Sunday afternoons is to listen to recorded sermons from our favorite pastors.  We listen to the current message from our dear local pastor who sends it to us, and then we click onto the D. James Kennedy Ministries website (djkm.org) and listen to several of the messages that this great hero of the faith recorded many years ago (he went home in 2007).  In addition to great Bible exposition, Dr. Kennedy always managed to weave Christian or American or world history into his messages, and they are always fascinating to  us.  He also often admonished his flock to be good citizens, stalwart patriots in the mode of our original Founding Generation.  He was never hesitant to rail against the evils and injustices that our own government was committing against the American people.  To my mind, D. James Kennedy was the sort of shepherd of the flock that all pastors should be, but that so few actually are.

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Lamb Statism 101

“I AM MUCH AFRAID THAT SCHOOLS WILL PROVE TO BE GREAT GATES OF HELL UNLESS THEY DILIGENTLY LABOR IN EXPLAINING THE HOLY SRIPTURES, ENGRAVING THEM IN THE HEARTS OF YOUTH.  I ADVISE NO ONE TO PLACE HIS CHILD WHERE THE SCRIPTURES DO NOT REIGN PARAMOUNT.  EVERY INSTITUTION IN WHICH MEN ARE NOT INCREASINGLY OCCUPIED WITH THE WORD OF GOD MUST BECOME CORRUPT.” - Martin Luther  (1483-1546)

How prescient was that great, but flawed, man of God, Martin Luther!  We all know, by now, that prayer, Bible reading, and the life lessons taught by God’s Word were long ago (1962 & 1963) banned from our government so-called “schools” or, as I prefer to think of them, anti-education, anti-American centers for the un-education and the corruption of our youth. 

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John Adams Quote 9 2021

Much of what follows in this article was taken from or inspired by a great brochure, “Back to Basics” (Timeless Truths Series)  published by The John Birch Society, to which my wife and I have belonged for about 58 years.  Although I’ve written on this subject numerous times in the past here in The Times Examiner, this information—this discussion of foundational principles—is so important that much of it bears repeating, for we are currently living in a nation whose government has shamelessly, purposely, and seemingly without fear of resistance from our people, ABANDONED the Constitutional form of government set up for our republic by the wisdom of our Founders back in 1787. 

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2021 America Gary Varvel

What, you may ask, is a social “faux pas”?  Two dictionary definitions should suffice to explain:

  • An embarrassing or tactless act or remark in a social situation;
  • A significant or embarrassing error or mistake—a blunder”

To which we might add my definition of a “political ‘faux pas’:

  • Any verbal statement, political act, principled stand, support of the U.S. Constitution, defense of Christianity, or admitted vote for the ‘wrong’ candidate that offends the easily offended and brain damaged vermin of the left that have infested and infected the so-called ‘social media’.
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Put On The Whole Armor of God

SCOFFERS GONNA SCOFF

By Karen Rene’ Pryer

From the web site: And We Know, July 21, 2021

“Scoffers gonna scoff at us—This is no surprise.

When heads are buried in the sand—denial is demise!

Conspiracies are rampant And the truth is hard to find,

But even when you find it, No one backs you from behind.

The world rejected Jesus As the world rejects us now.

The truth is viewed as crazy, And is misconstrued somehow.

But when we stand  up to the world And lift our voices high—

The love of Jesus radiates The truth we testify!

When scoffers come a scoffing—To tell you you’re insane—

Just know your toiling for the truth Will never be in vain!”

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“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, and against the worldly governors, the princes of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness, which are in the high places”. - Ephesians 6:12, 1599 Geneva Bible

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” - Ephesians 6:12, New International Version

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One advantage of attaining the status of “senior citizen” (or “old geezer” as some describe us) is that we’ve stored a whole lot of history in that remarkable computer tucked away inside our skulls.  Some of us seem to lose the ability to “retrieve our memory files” as we age, but I’ve been blessed with a still fairly intact memory bank that goes back pretty far (I’ve traded good memory at age 84 for lots of back, leg, and shoulder pain, and a bit of heart trouble, but I consider that to be an acceptable trade off).

Many remarkable, history making, joy inducing, grief causing, incredulity testing, and just plain ‘what in the world happened’ events have affected all of us who have advanced beyond mere “puppyhood”.  Lots of “experienced citizens” I talk with frequently can remember events in their lives that go way, way back.  My earliest memory, I think, goes back to the winter of 1940/41, when my beautiful late 20’s mother pulled her just-turned-four year old son (me)  on a sled out in a snowstorm around the neighborhood where we lived in Lakewood, Ohio (a suburb of Cleveland).  I can still recall the joy we both seemed to feel during that chilly outing.  I remember that it was almost dusk, and I can still see her breath in the cold air and still feel the snowflakes hitting my face.  I recall that she spoke with me; I only wish I could remember what she said.  I have some memories of sitting in a “high chair”, probably long before that memorable sled ride, but the dates elude me.

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PRATT HOUSE--CFR HEADQUARTERS IN NYC
PRATT HOUSE--CFR HEADQUARTERS IN NYC

Last time we reviewed a bit of the hidden and treacherous history of the now  less secret organization known as The Council on Foreign Relations, founded in 1921 in New York City.  So why do I accuse this sinister “power behind the throne” of being treacherous, guilty of treason, and the proven enemy of our Constitutional Republic?  Well, let me tell you some of the anti-freedom, anti-Constitution programs and policies that the CFR has been promoting for many decades. I refer you to the great article by William Jasper in the June 7, 2021 issue of The New American magazine (from which I quote freely), for the details of the perfidy committed by this group of anti-Americans:

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On Jan. 25, 2018, then former VP Joe Biden meets with CFR President Richard Haass at CFR Headquarters in New York City.
On Jan. 25, 2018, then former VP Joe Biden meets with CFR President Richard Haass at CFR Headquarters in New York City.

The year 2021 is the 100th  anniversary of the founding of The Council On Foreign Relations, an organization that has long been considered by “those in the know” as the true “power behind the throne” of U.S. politics.  This immense power has been exercised by the CFR over that entire century, including especially within the Biden Administration (and within ALL presidential administrations since 1921 to a lesser or greater degree).  As William Jasper wrote in the June 7, 2021 issue of the New American magazine:  “The CFR does indeed wield unparalleled influence in political, financial, business, media, and academic circles, and is regularly showered with accolades by ‘the great and the good’.  It is the public face, the brain trust, and the central nervous system of what critics refer to as “the Deep State”.

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