How I Became a Republican

How I Became a Republican

By Ronald F. Owens Jr.

August 1, 2017

I am the son of a United States Air Force sergeant who was born on an Air Force base near Tokyo, Japan. Raised in a Christian home, my mother and father transported my three siblings and me in our 1969 beige Volkswagen bus to three Sunday morning services. After lunch and afternoon nap, they took us to Sunday evening service. We attended Bible study on Tuesday, went to mid-week service on Wednesday, and sang at choir rehearsal on Thursday. On Friday, we had family fun night. On Saturday, we ate pancake breakfast in the morning and cleaned the house and worked in the yard in the afternoon. Then it was back to church on Sunday as we started that regimen all over again.

When we weren’t in the church, we attended prayer meetings, church seminars, and conventions. My parents exposed us to the some of the most prominent ministries of the 1970s, such as Corrie Ten Boom, Jamie Buckingham, Kenneth Copeland, Kathryn Kuhlman, John Osteen, Derek Prince, Oral Roberts, Jimmy Swaggart and David Wilkerson.

We read the Holy Bible as a family and had family Bible studies. We prayed as a family. We were also taught to read, study and pray individually. Secular music was unacceptable in our house. My mother even screened contemporary Christian music to make sure it was scriptural and spiritually edifying. Continue reading

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Fathers we need you.

Fathers we are asking you to step up.  The Frederick Douglass Foundation of NY is proud to support the local FATHERHOOD-BEGINS-IN-THE-WOMB billboard  ( A project created by Ryan Bomberger of the Radiance foundation) and “Am I not a Child Inititive”

Abortion is not a just a “woman’s issue.” The person that the baby in the mother’s womb is destined to become is just as dependent upon the baby’s father as on the baby’s mother.

Dr. Alveda King had this to say: “A human person in the womb has 46 chromosomes; 23 from Dad, 23 from Mom. It takes two, baby…… I honor the memory of my earthly biological father Rev. A.D. King; his father and my grandfather Daddy King, who rescued me from abortion; my Pastor and Mentor Allen McNair; all of whom live in Heaven now with the Greatest Father of all, HEAVENLY FATHER. All praise to GOD, ABBA FATHER, SON JESUS and HOLY SPIRIT.”

Pastor Dean Nelson shared this with us “Too many children in America are growing up without their fathers. We must do everything we can to reverse this curse. Challenging men to take responsibility for their children even before they are born is a step in the right direction. Frederick Douglass made it plain when he said, “it is easier to build strong children that to repair broken men”.  Let’s shout it from the rooftops, Fatherhood begins in the Womb!!”

We are in a very vulnerable place today. Our communities are riddled with violence. Every time we turn on the television, we hear about some form of violence or another and then, like clock-work, some “Stop the Violence” campaign is paraded out or some new initiative is started. I am all for addressing violence, but this leads me to two important questions. How can we talk about stopping violence when we teach that violence in the womb is fine? How can we pretend we aren’t joking when we say we’re against violence when we give permission and sometimes even beg for violence on the most innocent and vulnerable in society- our children in the womb?

Abortion is one of the most violent ways to die, and fathers have a role to play in stopping the trend of violence against the pre-born.

In the U.S., 85% of all abortions are performed in the wombs of unmarried women. Many are either pressured to abort by the father of the child, or they are left without support from the father who scurried away like a coward. Chaplain Ayesha Kreutz said:

“I am all too familiar with this statistic, I know that getting pregnant out of wedlock produces an extra strenuous environment for all involved, which is one BIG reason you should wait for marriage to engage in sexual relations, but this is a time we all need to grow up and act like an adult, even if you didn’t want to or weren’t ready to.”

Chaplain Ayesha Kreutz’ husband Matt Kreutz wasn’t as soft as his wife when asked what men should think about abortion in the days leading up to Fathers’ Day:

“Baby slaying at the abortion mill is not a family virtue. Fathers need to realize this just as much as mothers. Babies in the womb aren’t equipped with guns and knives to defend themselves against abortion ‘doctors’ creeping through their mother’s vagina and invading her womb to kill them. If men aren’t willing to protect pre-born babies from being slaughtered in the womb, what use on this planet are we? The consequences of knocking up your girl, even though you might not be ready for kids, is that you’ve got nine months to get ready.  That’s the deal.  Man up and get ready. Pip squeaks who chicken out of manhood and let their kids get slaughtered at the abortion mill deserve nothing but scorn.”

According to the Guttmacher Institute, the former research arm of Planned Parenthood, things have gotten worse for the most vulnerable. Among women who are seeking abortions:

  • 75% are the poor and working poor,
  • 59% are already mothers,
  • 61% are women of color.
  • Half of all abortions are repeat abortions

Women are remarkable and resilient. We can give single moms their due for not only choosing life but also for all that they do to provide for their kids. We can do that all the while acknowledging the Godly notion that two-parent homes are the ideal place for kids to be raised. This is not an insult. It’s just the way God envisioned things. Nonetheless, circumstances do not always turn out ideal. In those cases, we adjust and do our best. At the same time, we can be honest and admit that every piece of evidence shows that all families are not equal.

On children who aren’t in a two-parent home, here are some stats:

  • 5 times more likely to live in poverty
  • Nearly one third of single female-led households live in poverty
  • 9% of single male-led households live in poverty
  • 8% of two-parent married homes live in poverty

“Compared to children living with married biological parents, those whose single parent had a live-in partner had more than 8 times the rate of maltreatment overall, over 10 times the rate of abuse, and nearly 8 times the rate of neglect.” –Administration of Children & Families, Dept. of Health & Human Services, pg. 12, “Fourth National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect”, 2010.

Although many single parents bravely do all they can do to raise and love their children, the simple truth is that single-parenthood is not the best situation for our children or for our future.

Fathers, where are you? We need you.

There are a series of issues we have to address

Men, who’ve chosen to have sex and then to avoid any and all responsibility for the natural result of said sexual activity, have no excuse. Real men stand up and take on the responsibility of their actions. Those who don’t are not real men.

Nonetheless, the government has failed miserably at protecting the rights of fathers. Presently, men have no legal say in what a woman does to his child in her belly. As well, the court system overwhelmingly favors the women in custody cases. While this may be necessary in some circumstances, this unequal weighing of rights in the court of law actually has the side consequence of alleviating the man’s obligation when it comes to children.  Men need to realize that, while the court of law sees them as useless reprobates when it comes to children, they actually do have the obligation to step up and to fulfill their God-given responsibilities to provide for their children in every way possible. Boys that only live up to the expectations of the court, which are very low, are boys that fail to live up to any expectations. Manhood alludes them, and their babies get killed.

A person is an organism with unique human DNA, governing his or her own maturation from conception to natural death. Every person bears the image of God. Any person, therefore, demands our utmost dignity, respect, and protection—man, woman, boy and girl—from the womb to the tomb. An attack on the dignity of one of the least of God’s children is an attack on the personhood of us all.

Thank you to all the fathers that have manned up.

For those on the verge of skipping out on manhood, respect and adoration is your reward for manning up. Societal scorn is the consequence of girlie-boying out. By the way, men who step up for children that have been abandoned by their real fathers are just as valuable and should be just as adored and respected.  Fatherhood is fatherhood.

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School Choice is Equality in Education

 

Originally posted on The Minority Reporter HERE as School Choice: Equality in Education Starts with Us

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School choice provides a way for equal access to a quality education, and, for citizens who have agreed upon laws in which taxpayers contribute to overall public education funding, if that is the case, doesn’t it only make sense that parents should have the broadest educational options available?

Education, and thus school choice, is an issue near and dear to my heart. Why? Because outside of Jesus and family, education is a prime indicator of a free people. Frederick Douglass said “Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave.” It was true then, and it is true now.

Teaching our kids to read, and critically think independently is giving them the power to be whatever they want to be, achieve justice, and change society for the better. That is the power of true education.

Now, do not get me wrong, I am not a proponent of forced, state-mandated, or “compulsory” education. In fact, I believe that, without a doubt, it is a parent’s right, responsibility, and duty to educate his or her child. But, since this is the system we have right now, it is where school choice comes in.

How a family chooses to educate its child is its own business: whether it be in a public school, charter school, home-school, private school, or some other form. However, unfortunately, as I look around, I see teachers’ unions and government school protectionists standing in the way of parental choice, blocking innovation, and demonizing competition. School choice programs are optional ways to free poor urban and rural children from failing schools.

What we have been doing for the past few decades is not working, and it would be wise for us to again adjust the system. Though, personally, I think it is an abject failure and sh

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ould be completely dismantled and rebuilt –  but that is an entirely different article.

Anyway, changing our voting patterns, and voting for choices that allow parents to choose the best path for our children would be a good start. We love them, and we love them more than any government system ever could. It is a fallacy to suggest that the majority of parents are ignorant losers who have no interest in their child’s education or well-being. Yet, it is this very idea the jack-booted government-school protectorate not so subtly foists upon the general population. Loving our children should not be equated with voluntarily subjecting our children to these greedy tax-collecting government bureaucrats in charge of indoctrinating children in the dark ways of the secular world on our dime.

The beauty of school choice is three-fold. First, it puts the parents in charge, instead of the state – as it should be. Second, it gives opportunities to families with limited means a voice. Third, it makes each educational option a better one by causing the do-nothing educational-fiefdom bureaucrats to step up their game to compete for the privilege of educating our children.

Actually, that leads to one of the best aspects of school choice – hope. When you know there is a better opportunity out there for your child, it creates hope in you, and in your child. This, in-turn, results in most people trying harder. Knowing there is a way out of poverty through an education system that actually works makes education more valuable.

Just imagine knowing that someone is competing for your kid, competing to give him or her the best education. Wouldn’t that only stoke your fire, to be involved in your kids’ academics, to make sure they are doing their work, to make sure they are doing the best they can, so they do well enough to be chosen for the school of your choice? Even if your child is not picked the first time, or at all, the family time and education they have gotten is already better, simply because you are more involved, and you pushed them. It is a win-win.

School choice is simply allowing your tax monies that the government takes from you, whether you like it or not, to follow your child and to be used for the educational choices you make.

That is not only reasonable, but beneficial, wouldn’t you say? Consider that the city of Rochester gets approximately $22,000 a year, per kid. That is more than most local private schools – double – in many cases. Now, imagine if that $22,000 could be used to get your child into an Allendale (if that is what you wanted), and all you had to do was come up with the other $2,000, or it could be covered by one of their in-house scholarships?

In many cases, if the money followed the child, sending your child to a private school, such as Finney, or a montessori school, would be saving you, me, and every other tax payer money.

I’m a firm believer in empowering parents; yet, I watch the system and teachers’ unions oppose our voice at the collective bargaining table, telling us that they are the experts and know best, while all the while our schools continue to fail us. Our children suffer the consequences of their social engineering and bad experiments, decisions for which government bureaucracies suffer nothing.

I know it can be discouraging, but I am here to say, stick to your guns. Stay the course, and fight for school choice, no matter how hard the government jack boots push back. We shall not be silenced.

Republican History -vs- Democrat History

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History turned right side up

The friend of minorities and immigrants is not govern­ment but “Work! Work!! Work!!! Work!!!!” | Marvin Olasky  WORLD Magazine

Oscar Stanton De Priest (1871-1951) was the first African-American elected to Congress in the 20th century. Like Barack Obama, he rose through Chicago machine politics. Unlike Obama, De Priest was a Republican firmly opposed to big government. He lost his seat in 1934 when African-Americans voted their empty pocketbooks and began a massive switch from the Republican Party that had claimed their allegiance for 70 years to the Democrats who have claimed their allegiance for the past 75.

That switch had political consequences—Democratic control of Congress, with rare exceptions—and socioeconomic ones as well: Asian immigrants typically built businesses and many African-Americans have as well, but black economic progress in the popular mind is connected to government growth and affirmative action. Schoolroom and media accounts during February’s Black History Month celebrate big-government proponents but generally ignore fighters for individual liberty like De Priest, NAACP co-founder Moorfield Storey, Howard University dean Kelly Miller, and novelist Zora Neale Hurston.

Jonathan Bean’s Race & Liberty in America (University Press of Kentucky and The Independent Institute, 2009) points out that “academic booklists reflect the politically correct view that left-wing liberals or radicals completely dominated the struggle for racial freedom.” Bean’s excellent book shows that many African-American leaders in the 19th and 20th centuries had a different emphasis. Those leaders prized individual rights, Christianity, and markets where the only color is the green of greenbacks. Those leaders knew that government power enforced racist codes and segregation.

Free markets, as Frederick Douglass understood, work for minorities. (Some streetcar companies opposed segregation because it increased their cost of doing business.) From the Civil War to the 1890s, ex-slave Douglass’ stump speech emphasized “WORK! WORK!! WORK!!! WORK!!!! Not transient and fitful effort, but patient, enduring, honest, unremitting and indefatigable work, into which the whole heart is put.” Douglass sided with employers over racist unions and asked that they give the ex-slave opportunity: “Give him a chance to do whatever he can do well. If he fails then, let him fail! I can, however, assure you that he will not fail. Already he has proven it. As a soldier he proved it.”

In 1924 Kelly Miller, the Howard University dean who was the first African-American admitted to Johns Hopkins, also argued that blacks should favor free markets rather than government or union power: “The capitalist has but one dominating motive, the production and sale of goods. The race or color of the producer counts but little. . . . The capitalist stands for an open shop which gives to every man the unhindered right to work according to his ability and skill. In this proposition the capitalist and the Negro are as one.”

But the development of federal jobs programs and welfare during the 1930s moved many African-American leaders to the big-government side. In 1951 Zora Hurston decried such selling out for temporary advantage: “Throughout the New Deal era the relief program was the biggest weapon ever placed in the hands of those who sought power and votes. . . . Dependent upon the Government for their daily bread, men gradually relaxed their watchfulness and submitted to the will of the ‘Little White Father,’ more or less. Once they had weakened that far, it was easy to go on and on voting for more relief, and leaving Government affairs in the hands of a few.”

Those few, in one sense, have done well by African-Americans over the past half-century: Federal power ended the segregationist power of state and local governments. The feds also mandated affirmative action programs that helped some blacks achieve middle-class status. And yet, as Shelby Steele, Stephen Carter, and others have pointed out, those programs left many blacks wondering whether they could have made it on their own, and left others wallowing in welfare.

As sociology professor Anne Wortham concluded in 1978, “For blacks like me, the supreme irony of having to contend with affirmative action measures is that we grew up in a tradition which prepared us for precisely the opposite—that tradition which measured achievement in terms of merit as evidenced by one’s skill, knowledge, experience, interest and attitude. . . . [Now] I am branded as incapable of walking through the gates of opportunity on my own.”

The black-left alliance has produced obvious economic benefits for some African-Americans, but at what cost?

 

 

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Voting 2016

Comparing Candidates:  Read, Research and Decide
By Ayesha Kreutz
Who are you voting for? Unsure? Still Deciding? Want to help others?  Have Questions? Let us help.
Do not vote party and remember in a general election you DO NOT have to vote for someone in the party you are registered for. You can vote for anyone from any party.
Down Ballot races Matter!!! If you are disillusioned and have no one you can support for P.O.T.U.S Please get out and vote for local candidates (not by party affiliation but by values, Jesus is the Standard) Politics is local. The better your local reps are the better off everything is.
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To help citizens make wise choices in state and presidential races, voters guides are now available from our sister organization, The National Black Robe Regiment!

For example, you can get a Presidential Election Guide (pictured on the left) to see where the candidate’s stand on important issues to Christian voters. Also available are voter guides for key state races such as Michigan, Florida, Kansas, and others.

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Hillary Kisses the KKK Kleagle

by Mack Rights

Hillary pretends the Democrat Party’s KKK gestapo is a Republican creation and tries to smear all Republicans as defenders of the KKK.  But when she was kissing her mentor and recruiter of KKK members and famous Democrat Senator Robert KKK Byrd, she enjoyed it so much that she closed her eyes.  I doubt she was able to lift her leg though.  She can barely stand without the help of the help.

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Coincidental Clinton Carnage

Hey I am not saying anything I am just asking a question. In light of these recent deaths: H/T
 
1) Shawn Lucas, Sanders supporter who served papers to DNC on the Fraud Case (DOD August 2, 2016)
 
2) Victor Thorn, Clinton author (and Holocaust denier, probably the least credible on this list) shot himself in an apparent suicide. Conspiracy theorists at Mystery Writers of America said some guys will do anything to sell books. (DOD August, 2016)
 
3) Seth Conrad Rich, Democratic staffer, aged 27, apparently on his way to speak to the FBI about a case possibly involving the Clintons. The D.C. murder was not a robbery. (DOD July 8, 2016)
 
4) John Ashe, UN official who allegedly crushed his own throat while lifting weights, because he watched too many James Bond films and wanted to try the move where the bad guy tries to…oh, never mind. “He was scheduled to testify against the Clintons and the Democrat Party.” (DOD June 22, 2016)
 
5) Mike Flynn, the Big Government Editor for Breitbart News. Mike Flynn’s final article was published the day he died, “Clinton Cash: Bill, Hillary Created Their Own Chinese Foundation in 2014.” (DOD June 23, 2016)
 
How many coincidental deaths can one family be associated with?
How many are the Clinton’s associated with the Clinton’s?
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Capt James Trump Kirk and the Rise of Khan

By Mack Rights

Back when Mitt Romney was in the process of throwing away his opportunity to prove to America that he wasn’t just another rich white guy with an oversized ego that was permanently tied down to be incessantly whipped like a runaway slave by his own liberal-white guilt, I wrote a piece called “It’s Time for Conservatives to Save the Kobayashi Maru.

Of course, Mitt Romney turned out to be a little ankle-biting fraidy cat too afraid of Obama’s shadow to live up to all the loud barking he’d made during the primary against actual Republicans.  Obama was reelected, and the Kobayashi Maru still waits in the neutral zone for someone to save it.  In that piece, the crew on the Maru was a metaphor for the American people.  Alas, my piece was a waste of time.

The Republican Party is still stupified in a heroine-like death sleep.  Too many Christian Conservatives have found another reason not to vote for the Republican candidate as they sit around clinging to their principles waiting to be raptured away, leaving the rest of us heathens and bad Christians to fend for ourselves during the tribulations- Beam us up Scotty. They make me feel like a red shirt on the away team- gonna get left behind. For them, Romney was Mormon.  Now, Trump is a heathenish brute who mysteriously keeps his kids from acting like Obama’s daughter Malia.  What? You say.  Malia was recently filmed auditioning to be a lesbian stripper once she turns 18.  Leave it to the foreign press to catch that which the domestic press would rather you not see.  Be warned, this video of Malia is not safe for work.

In any case, the other night at the Democrat and Communist Party Convention, Hillary busted out some Saudi-funded Muslim scout to tell us that Trump has a “black soul.”  This scout was sent here to pave the way for the settlement of America by the Saudi-funded clerics in charge of turning the American youth into Allah-worshipping terrorists who mutilate little girls’ vaginas so they don’t have to honor kill them. While he was up there telling us about his son who died in the war over a decade ago, he had his old lady standing next to him covered in a hood so we couldn’t tell how sexy she is or isn’t.

This guy has the audacity to believe we actually believe him when he tells us that “terror has nothing to do with Islam.”  What a clueless moron, thinking we’re that stupid.  Then he tells us that our Constitution prevents our government from protecting the American people from an invasion of the barbarians of another god.  Islam, according to this guy, apparently isn’t the inspiration for all the terror in his god’s name.  Again, what a moron. That aside, the guy actually has written papers about how our Constitution is subordinate to Islam’s Sharia Law. If he’s not a moron, he’s just a giant liar, which explains why Crooked Hillary likes him so much.

Under our Constitution, the American people get to determine who and what comes to this country.  We also get to determine who gets to stay and who has to go.  Early last century, we eliminated all immigration in order to assimilate all those who’d already come.  Only a moron believes we can’t protect the American people from an Islamic invasion of Allah-worshipping child rapists and perverts looking for 72 virgins to rape upon their dying as a martyr in the process of killing us infidels.  If anything, Islam is unconstitutional.

khanFurthermore, this guy, conveniently named Khan, the same name of Captain James T. Kirk’s nemesis, has deep legal ties and financial connections to Saudi Arabia and the Clinton Foundation’s terror-supporting donors.  Breitbart has all the reports.  Trump has a “black soul” because he’d rather prevent our government officials from being bought off by nefarious Islamic special interests in charge of settling our nation with jihadist cells brought here to kill us until we submit to their false god.  What a load of crap.

This guy’s such an underhanded deviant that “Khan Deletes Law Firm Website that Specialized in Muslim Immigration” is the newest storyContinue reading