Perfidy is a word that isn’t in the regular vocabulary of many people.  I came across it many years ago, the context of which now eludes me.  I’m sure that I first read it sometime in the last century, in some wise writer’s discussion of the slimy politicians who infest our nation.  Before exploring how this word has so dominated our modern world, let’s first define the word, perfidy, which comes from the Latin, “perfidia”, which means faithlessness. 

Oxford Dictionary: (noun):  deceitfulness, untrustworthiness;

Webster’s Dictionary: (noun):  the quality or state of being faithless or disloyal; An act or an instance of disloyalty or faithlessness or treachery.

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As of last September 17, 2020, our nation—the United States of America—had existed as a Constitutional Republic for 233 years, thanks to the wisdom, the faith, the fortitude, and the willingness to reach compromises, on the part of the Founders who signed the 1787 constitution and, a few years later, our Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to that constitution.  During those 233 years our venerable constitution has weathered many attacks against it, and has been amended a total of 27 times.  Despite the hordes of calumnies directed against our constitution by mental midgets and Godless collectivists, and especially against those inspired men who codified many of the God-given rights enshrined therein, it has stood the test of time by providing a national “blueprint” for the governance of our nation through war and peace, through good and bad economic times, through disasters caused by human foibles and corruption, through the shadowy conspiracies of “Un-Americans” who were—and still are-- determined to end this “experiment in self-government” in favor of some form of collectivist coercion. 

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Northern Cheyenne Chief -
Northern Cheyenne Chief - "Little Wolf." (ca. 1820-1904)

In Part 1 of this series, I introduced you to two famous Chiefs of the Northern Cheyenne people, namely “Little Wolf” and “Morning Star”, who was better known by the name he was given by the Sioux people: “Dull Knife”.  During the last half of the 19th century, the concept of “Manifest Destiny”, or the expansion of the American experiment from the Atlantic to the Pacific, began to seriously clash with the concepts entertained by most of the Native Peoples that they had the right to continue to live  on their traditional lands as they always had.  It became obvious to both sides, as  this century unfolded, that one or the other had to emerge victorious, with its vision of the future the only accepted one.  As usual in the flow of human history, those with the best technology and the strongest motivations emerged victorious.

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Gaves of Northern Cheyenne Chiefs
Gaves of Northern Cheyenne Chiefs "Little Wolf" (L) and "Morning Star", AKA "Dull Knife" (R) Lame Deer, Montana.

“HERE LIES: OHKOHM HE E KIT, ‘LITTLE WOLF’.  DIED OCT. 30, 1904.  AS SOLDIER CHIEF IN 1878 HE LED THE ESCAPING CHEYENNES FROM THE SOUTH BACK TO MONTANA.  HE AVOIDED THE MANY PURSUING TROOPS AND FOUGHT BUT ONE REAL BATTLE.  HE WAS A COMMANDER OF MEN, A GREAT GENERAL”

“HERE LIES: WO HE HIV, ‘MORNING STAR’.  CHIEF OF THE NORTHERN CHEYENNES.  FAMOUS IN THE EARLY WARS WITH THE WHITES.  HE DIED ON THIS RESERVATION IN 1883.  HE IS MORE OFTEN KNOWN BY HIS SIOUX NAME: ‘DULL KNIFE’. 

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Wise Men Still Seek

WISE MEN SEEKING JESUS, a poem by James T. East (1860-1937)

         

          “Wise men seeking Jesus traveled from afar,

          Guided in their journey by a wondrous star.

          But if we desire Him, He is close at hand,

          For our native country is our holy land.

 

          Prayerful souls may find Him by our quiet lakes,

          Meet Him on our hillsides when the dawning breaks.

          In our fertile wheat fields where the sheaves are bound,

          In our busy markets Jesus may be found.

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On Sept. 7, 1774, Delegates from twelve of the original thirteen Colonies met at the first Contintential Congress and asked Rev. Jacob Duché to open the meeting with the reading of Psalm 35.
On Sept. 7, 1774, Delegates from twelve of the original thirteen Colonies met at the first Contintential Congress and asked Rev. Jacob Duché to open the meeting with the reading of Psalm 35.
“Plead my cause, O Lord, with them that strive with me; Fight against them who fight against me.  Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help.  Draw out also the spear, And stop the way against them that persecute me.  Say to my soul, ‘I am  thy salvation.’  Let those be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul.  Let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt.  Let them be as chaff before the wind.  And let the angel of the LORD chase them…” ~ Psalm 35:1-5 AKJV

“Contend, LORD, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me. Take up shield and armor; arise and come to my aid. Brandish spear and javelin against those who pursue me. Say to me, ‘I am your salvation.’ May those who seek my life be disgraced and put to shame; May those who plot my ruin  be turned back in dismay. May they be like chaff before the wind, With the angel of the LORD driving them away;…” ~ Psalm 35:1-5 NIV

I’ve included two versions of Psalm 35:1-5 for the sake of clarification and comparison.  I’m sure that most Christians have read this historic Psalm, but I’m equally sure that some Christians, and fewer still Americans in general, know the significance of that great Psalm of King David in the foundation of our Constitutional Republic.  Many do not realize that this Psalm inspired our nation’s Founders to pursue independence in obedience to God’s Word.  When the Continental Congress met in the Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia in September of 1774 (now called ‘Independence Hall’, although they actually met in Carpenter’s Hall next door-and I’ve been there), the delegates were under the erroneous assumption that the British military had already bombarded and destroyed the town of Boston.  The Library of Congress has long related the story that the delegates “prayed fervently for America, for Congress…and especially for the town of Boston.”

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Klaus Schwab - The man who wants to
Klaus Schwab - The man who wants to "Reset" our world as one of our globalist masters.

Last time we introduced you (probably) to a sinister and deplorable man that I described as “a bitter enemy of freedom and constitutional government” who is active among the “movers and shakers” of the world of political scheming and economic ‘readjustment’, developing a plan  that he and his allies are trying with all their might to fasten onto the world of free enterprise and free market capitalism, thereby chaining us down forever into the realm of mediocrity and cultural and economic SLAVERY.  His name, you might recall from Part 1, is Klaus Schwab, chief of the World Economic Forum, and he is one of the principal architects of a collectivist “save the world” scheme called “The Great Reset”.  Listen carefully to the hissing of these vipers of perfidy and mendacity, as they do their best to convince mankind that by the year 2030, if the gullible sheeple of Europe and North America can be hoodwinked into approving their collectivist drivel, you—all of us—will essentially be serfs who own NOTHING, and we’ll be very happy because we don’t! Or at least, they assure us that we’ll be happy.

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There is a bitter enemy of freedom and constitutional government walking among men today, admittedly one of many.  But he wields an inordinate amount of power and influence among those who believe as he does--- those ultra-wealthy and powerful influencers of governments and C.E.O.’s of large multi-national corporations who meet annually in Davos, Switzerland, but who care little for their citizens or for  free and constitutional government.  His name is Klaus Schwab.  He has lived for most of his life in Switzerland, but he was born in Ravensburg, Germany in 1938, in Hitler’s “Third Reich”, which has been chillingly described by David Icke as, “A police state regime built on fear and violence, on brainwashing and control, on propaganda and lies, on industrialism and eugenics, on dehumanization and ‘disinfection’, on a chilling and grandiose vision of a ‘New Order’ that would last a thousand years.”

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Music by Arthur Sullivan, Words by Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould (1811) are Christ's soldiers really marching
Music by Arthur Sullivan, words by Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould (1871). Are Christ's soldiers really marching "onward" today?

I’m certain that most folks who consider themselves to be “Christians” are familiar with that venerable old hymn, “Onward Christian Soldiers” (1871), with those inspiring words by Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924) and the great music by Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900); (yes, the same Sullivan of “Gilbert & Sullivan” operettas fame).  There was a time in America—a time that seems to have just about disappeared—when Christians loved to sing hymns with a “military” theme.  Most of us know them:  Stand Up For Jesus, You Soldiers of the Cross; or Soldiers of Christ Arise.  Sadly, many modern hymn books no longer contain hymns like these that portray Christians as “soldiers of the Cross”.  In fact, in some denominations and in some other nations, the singing of “Onward Christian Soldiers” has been forbidden by the wimps of their dying Christian (in name only) churches as “too militant”, “too  unloving”, “too un-Christ-like”.

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(With Apologies to William Shakespeare)

Mark Anthony (83 B.C. - 30 B.C.), Latin name: Marcus Antonius. Roman politicians and general who played a critical role in transforming Rome from a constitutional republic into an autocratic empire.
Mark Anthony (83 B.C. - 30 B.C.), Latin name: Marcus Antonius. Roman politician and general who played a critical role in transforming Rome from a constitutional republic into an autocratic empire.

(Reference:  “JULIUS CAESAR” by William Shakespeare, Act. 111, Scene 11).

PATRIOTS, AMERICANS, COUNTRYMEN, LISTEN TO ME.

I COME TO EXPOSE THE TRUTH, NOT TO BURY IT.

THE EVIL THAT LIBERALS DO LIVES AFTER THEM,

WHEN IT SHOULD BE BURIED WITH THEIR BONES.

SO SHOULD IT BE WITH ALL COLLECTIVISTS. 

THE IGNOBLE BRUTES HAVE TOLD YOU THAT AMERICANISTS ARE DANGEROUS;

THIS IS NOT SO, IT IS A GRIEVOUS FAULT,

AND GRIEVOUSLY HAVE WE BEEN MALIGNED.

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Pyle Lamb

As I recall, April 12, 1945 was a mild and sunny day in the west side suburb of Cleveland, Ohio where I lived in those long-gone days.  World War 11 (that’s “2” for those of you who are Roman numeral “impaired”) was still raging across the Pacific region of the world, even while it appeared to have almost ended in Europe.  I was a typical almost nine-year-old in those wonderful times, outside most of the day (except during the coldest days of winter), playing baseball almost every day during the summer, riding my bike, and interacting  with my neighborhood “gang” of six or eight preteen guys just like me. If you’ve ever seen that great film, “A Christmas Story”, you’ll know exactly how much of my childhood was spent.  Exactly!  The author of that book could have been a member of my “gang”.  (And yes, I DID drink “Ovaltine”, I DID listen to ‘Little Orphan Annie” on the radio, and I DID have one of her “decoder rings”.) 

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Liberal Conservative Signs

(Based on an Article by the Author in The Times Examiner October 10, 2001)

Almost twenty years ago, The Times Examiner published my article under the same title (without the “retrospective” portion).  As part of my usual research, I came across this old writing and was intrigued by it.  How much of what I wrote then, I wondered, had changed, and how much had stayed the same?  I’m going to use my original words (emboldened in ‘black’), with any new thoughts printed in the normal shade of black).  Let’s see what, if anything, has changed over those intervening years.

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Helen Guy Rhodes (1858-1936) composed music under the pen name
Helen Guy Rhodes (1858-1936) composed music under the pen name "Guy d' Hardelot".

Those of you who have read my articles, both in the now extinct print version of The Times Examiner (from 1999 to July of 2018), and in the new digital version (since July of 2018), know that I’m somewhat of an “eclectic” writer.  I have many different interests and I enjoy writing about some of them and sharing them with you.  In that regard I consider myself to be something of a “renaissance” man, one who enjoys delving into different facets of history and the human experience, into mankind’s political and social foibles and noble accomplishments, into the artistic and cultural achievements of my fellow human beings who, during their sometimes far-too-brief pilgrimage through life, brought beauty, joy, great art and music, great literature, and various forms of cultural enrichment to us, their fellow pilgrims, all of which have instilled tears of joy and happiness and even pathos into our lives as we beheld their artistries and their struggled-for accomplishments. 

 

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Lamb 03 22 2021

Wait just a moment.  Something sounds “off” in the title to this article.  “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the U.S.”…O.K. that’s right.  “…and to the democracy for which it stands”.  That sounds---hold on, that sounds wrong.  Doesn’t the Pledge say, “…To the REPUBLIC for which it stands”?  Come to think of it, it does!  Was Rev. Francis Bellamy (a ‘Christian socialist and the author of our P.O.A.) wrong when he used the word “republic” rather than “democracy”? If the word ‘democracy’ means the same as ‘republic’ what’s the big deal? Au contraire, mon ami ou m’amie, the two words-- ‘Democracy and Republic’ have OPPOSITE meanings in the realm of governmental forms, and to assume equal meanings can lead a person—or a nation—into major troubles!   Let’s delve into this confusion in more detail.  

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James Russell Lowell

James Lowell (1819-1891) opened his epic 1844 poem, “The Present Crisis,” with lines #1 and #2:

“When a deed is done for Freedom, through the broad earth’s aching

breast, Runs a thrill of joy prophetic, trembling on from east to west.”

People throughout the world may have a different perception of “freedom” -- i.e. what it means to them – how they define it.  The Oxford Dictionary includes what I consider to be several pertinent definitions:

  • The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants;
  • The absence of subjection to foreign domination or despotic government;
  • The power of self-determination attributed to the will; the quality of being independent of fate or necessity.
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I really do love to annoy the enemies of our Constitutional Republic - i.e. Liberals, Democrats, RINOs, Socialists, Communists, Big Business Oligarchs and Chambers of Commerce, Etc.
I really do love to annoy the enemies of our Constitutional Republic - i.e. Liberals, Democrats, RINOs, Socialists, Communists, Big Business Oligarchs and Chambers of Commerce, Etc.

In the Year of our Lord, 2021, our American nation finds itself (well, at least its citizens do) virtually split down the middle over “politics”; more specifically split down the middle between those who call themselves “conservatives”, who honor and respect the “old ways” of freedom under law, and limited government, that were codified by our Founders in our Constitution and transmitted to all of mankind through the centuries by God’s Eternal Word (our Holy Bible), and those who call themselves modern “liberals” (both theological and political), who essentially reject almost everything that conservatives believe in and honor—especially limited Constitutional government and Biblical Christianity. 

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