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Religion and politics have always been two discussion Americans have willingly talked about. Not only in the public square, but from the pulpit, and in the home. Do not be one of those who mistakenly think that politics and religion do not “mix,” because then you show your ignorance of American and world history.

Harm Reduction Voting

Harm Reduction Voting
By Lee Hemen
November 5, 2018

I recently read a short rant about voting not because you believe in a candidate but voting because you believe in “harm reduction”. At first I was a bit offended but then I realized that is exactly what I did when I held my nose and voted against Hillary Clinton. She was the perfect example of an out of touch Democrat who would say or do anything in order to get elected. In many ways worse than Barrack Obama who was the quintessential elitist. However much to my surprise the person I voted for turned out to be a pretty good choice in spite of his self. Why, because we are now enjoying one of the best economies in the history of the United States.

The liberal view of floating everyone’s boat has worked under the present administration. Every economic, racial, age group and sexual orientation has enjoyed the economic boom: Lowest unemployment for women, men, Blacks, Hispanics, and College Students. Even socialists have enjoyed the outcome of what has occurred. Labor and industry has grown leaps and bounds. More people have enrolled in governmental healthcare in the first two years of this administration, higher Social Security benefits, ability to give more to your own retirement income, and more women and minorities are working in higher positions in this administration than the past one.

If one thinks that this is a capitalist, corrupt, racist, patriarchal nation, ruled by an oligarchy then that is fine by me. But the corruption that these folks have longed to see uncovered has been only found in their ranks. In the process of trying to nail the current President we have discovered that it was the Clintons who colluded with the Russians, it was the Democrats who worked to tank Bernie Sanders, and the hopes that they pinned on 30 year old sexual misconduct to thwart a Supreme Court nominee turns out to be one huge lie that has been investigated and might result in Federal charges against those who lied. If you think we’re ruled by an oligarchy look no further than Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, Harry Reid, or Patty Murray; fossils who suffer from Alzheimer’s, dementia, and narrow-mindedness.

The political plantation where liberals have enslaved millions of voters is finely being seen for what it truly is. The angry mob mentality has not won the hearts and minds of most of Americans. Sure it may result in throwing out the bums in power this time, but it will not work in the long run. What happens when you win and things go south because of your inability to produce anything of substance for those you have lied to and enslaved for decades?

If one truly thinks things are so bad in this country there is always a great solution: move. Frankly I see a better America than most Socialists do; and my Daddy told me that if you keep looking to and fretting about the past that is where you will remain. Thankfully most of those I know who moved here from other countries do so because they believe wholeheartedly in the American dream that you can be whatever you want to be if you work hard enough. I would rather rely on these than the tired old failures of Socialism that has not worked wherever it has been fully tired.

This brings me back to voting for “harm reduction”, which I often do in order to make sure that the status quo doesn’t remain so for long. I always remind myself that there is always next time because those who often win now that I disagree with show their true colors, blow it big time, and are rejected later by most Americans. Harm reduction. I will remember.

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Who Are the Nazis of Today?

by Lee Hemen

Sadly there is little history being taught in public schools today; not who was the first President, Black History, or other such things but rather why certain things occurred and what differing groups believed and why and what resulted. A good example is the ignorance concerning Socialism, Planned Parenthood, or Nazism.

Nazism is National Socialism where the state controls every aspect of a citizen’s life from healthcare, education, retirement, to science. Everything is to benefit the state. Nazism gained power when radical crowds of organized, Nazi-funded, protestors known as Brown-shirts gained access to public meetings and disrupted them. They would shout down, chant, and bust heads if necessary. Public protests and riots were well orchestrated where protestors were trained, paid, and bused in.

Symbolism and slogans, placards and public protests became an important part of the Nazi Brown-shirt movement. Later music and public rallies were used to pump up crowds and indoctrinate the public. Anyone who stood in their way was branded as narrow-minded, uneducated, and worse racist against their own people. Eugenics, a thinly disguised way to do away with those deemed undesirable was promoted and certain groups were targeted as the reason for the economic failure. The Jews became the scapegoats and later anyone or any group that stood in their way. Popular movie stars and actors, singers, heroes of the day, the press, and even religious leaders supported Nazism. In fact the press became so enchanted and friendly that they fawningly supported its takeover as necessary. It wasn’t until later when anyone who dared disagree, was being re-educated, suddenly disappeared, or were utterly dismissed that the press realized that what they had supported was evil. Nazism was in fact an extreme minority until they gained the public square and began to control public opinion through their protests and the media.

Now if any of this sounds familiar it should. Recently we have seen well organized bused in groups of protestors, local public meetings disrupted admittedly done so by outside agitators, and the orchestration of blaming others for the failure of government. Symbolism and placards, well organized protests and the media’s culpability are seen as these groups dupe others into thinking they are the answer. The blame game is rampant and they have selected their scapegoat. They will do whatever it takes, shout down reasonable discussion, and use the media to promote their brand of National Socialism. Those who disagree will be dismissed as racist, haters, and phobic.

So, who are the Nazis of today?

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The Answer for Your Nation’s Future

The Answer for Your Nation’s Future
By Pastor Lee Hemen
November 11, 2016

I know that some of you have encouraged caution and understanding toward those who are mentally unraveled because of Trump’s win, but to be honest it is getting harder and harder to do as each day pass and when another liberal screed is shoved at us from the liberal elites.

I was reminded by a very thoughtful personal friend that the rioting of the Vietnam era actually solidified moderates, independents, and conservatives to vote for Nixon and later Reagan. The riots today are actually doing the very same thing. Already several folk I know who voted for Sanders or Hillary are now completely dismayed at what they are hearing and seeing. One commented that she was now glad Trump won and hoped only the best for him and the Nation. When I asked her why the change she remarked “Look at those who are now rioting or sending hateful messages; that’s not me nor does it represent who I am. I am appalled.”

While I understand someone’s depression when their candidate lost, I do not understand their vitriol, contempt, or hatred. You would not have seen the same actions from those of us who voted for Trump if he lost. You did not see it from us when Obama won twice. Yes we wrote about his inability to lead, but we never encouraged violence, hatred, or murdering him. Now I am not talking about the ultra-conservative lunatic fringe. And what we are seeing now from the left is too often tacitly condoned by the media and others.

Actress Lea DeLaria found herself in hot water after she wrote on Instagram that she wanted to “take out” Republicans and Independents with a baseball bat. Only she used vulgarities that I will not include in this post. Others have done the same thing and many going so far as to ask that someone shoot Trump with a sniper rifle.

Fashion designer Andrew Warren has had to come to the defense of his longtime friend Tiffany Trump following a barrage of hateful posts and death threats against her and her family. And he has had to suffer vulgar hate-filled messages from his friendship with her.

The CEO of Grubhub, an online food delivery service, sent a company-wide email strongly suggesting employees who agree with President-elect Donald Trump’s behaviors and his campaign rhetoric should resign. It was a worded threat to those who voted for Trump.

Perhaps one of the best responses was by Jennifer Lawrence and while I totally disagree with her political views I believe what she wrote should be embraced by those who are struggling. The actress responded to President-elect Donald Trump’s victory, in an essay posted Thursday morning that she wrote for Broadly, Vice’s women’s interest channel. She wrote that “I want to be positive; I want to support our democracy, but what can we take away from this? It’s a genuine question that we all need to ask ourselves,” writes the Oscar-winning actress. “We shouldn’t blame anyone, we shouldn’t riot in the streets. We should think strongly and clearly about what to do next because we cannot change the past.” And concluded her remarks by writing “Do not let this defeat you — let this enrage you! Let it motivate you!” Lawrence added. “Let this be the fire you didn’t have before. If you are an immigrant, if you are a person of color, if you are LGBTQ+, if you are a woman — don’t be afraid, be loud!”

What Ms Lawrence is encouraging is exactly what those who voted for Trump went door-to-door for him and what they did to get him elected. Many Americans, me included, are not totally overjoyed at Trump being President but we could not stand by and let the same old thing happen again and have a completely corrupt individual who disdains her own Nation’s security be President.

Just remember as there is zany and unrealistic rhetoric to succeed from the Union, violent riots, and vulgar Facebook posts and Tweets you can throw the bum out in four years! Do what you encouraged us in middle class America to do the past eight long and frustrating years: Pray for your Nation, your leaders, and yes the President, because whether you want to believe it or not we did.

As believers we are to show compassion and encouragement to those around us, and we are to pray for the lost and our Nation.
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What America needs now is: You!

What America needs now is: You!
By Pastor Lee Hemen
October 25, 2016

A clear and perfect example that America’s Christians are losing the battle of the soul is seen in the acceptance and embracing of younger generations to ungodly ideals of homosexuality, abortion, legalized drugs, alcoholic pleasure, and sexual relations out of marriage, adultery and pornography. However the other side of the coin is also seen in the outcome of decades of lousy preaching, shallow spiritual teaching, and the acquiescence of Christian parents to train their children in the way they should go. “The chickens have come home to roost.” Nothing occurs in a vacuum and the air has been sucked out of the spiritual construct of letting minors decide for themselves what they will eventually believe spiritually. Make no mistake we are reaping what we have sown and we have sowed very little spiritually into the minds and hearts of future generations. What was once seen as abominable, a few decades ago, many believers today are touting as the new Christian ideal for the modern era. I find it almost laughable that there are those who sanctimoniously say they cannot vote for a certain candidate because it isn’t what Jesus would do and yet project in their lives a failure to follow him by willingly submitting themselves, or their bodies, to the world’s notion of acceptance through what they wear, what they read or watch, and what they do to their own carcasses.

What is the answer? Certainly not rolling over like our dead dog Rover by going further into the darkness of sin. It is time those of us who have spiritual backbones to speak boldly and bluntly to not only the issues of the day, but to actually preach the “negative” aspects of spiritual neglect. You know, the entire Bible even the Old Testament. And not some hyped up notion of trying to massage a new form of legalism but where the New Covenant is far superior to the old because it was completely fulfilled through Jesus! We must preach the straight forward message that if one does not chose Jesus one will suffer the eternal consequences of their stupidity. Instead of watching for signs of our Messiah’s return we would do well to be about his business instead. Following the latest mega chart of some hapless hipster of the last befuddled “daze” we should realize we have been living in those days ever since Jesus ascended home! We must return to the spiritual truth that holiness is not felt but worked out in faith and that if the believer does not walk with Jesus daily one will drift away into the spiritual oblivion of compromise. (Kind of like the church has.)

Scripture is not our personal handbook to pull out in order to feel good about our temporal relationships, natural eating habits, marriages, parenting skills or for that Facebook pithy Pinterest Tweet of the day. It isn’t the Hello Kitty meme of the moment. Scripture is a message from God to a waiting sin-sick world in need of a spiritual cure that only God can provide through Jesus!

Following Jesus is not something you put on when it feels good to you like a good pair of warm jeans out of the dryer. When you decided to follow Jesus you decided to live for him alone; and that included everything that goes with it. He sacrificed it all for you and when you turn your life over to him you are sacrificing your all to follow him! It can personally pinch. Just as there is no crying in baseball, there is no turning back in Christianity! Stop whining that life is not fair for you or that you are not having fun; faith is found in trust and joy is discovered moment by moment as you decide to let go of your pathetic life and follow him alone.

Return to him because he has always been there for you. It is time America’s Christians to live like Jesus not just in word or feeling but in life. You are the leaven that will give rise to the truth; you are the light of a darkened world and you should not hide under the bed any longer. What America needs now is: You!

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Corrupt Character Matters

Corrupt Character Matters
By Lee Hemen
July 27, 2016
It is truly sad we do not have better choices for President this year, but we do not. And while Mr. Trump carries with him a lot of baggage the sheer audacity and corruption of Hillary Clinton takes one’s breath away. Most millennials have no idea who they might vote for when they cast their vote for this feminine crook. Make no mistake this is exactly what she is; her whole life is one of staying one step ahead of the law, skirting the law, or figuring ways the law does not apply to her. From when she was the First Lady of Arkansas people soon learned that you did not cross the Clintons but especially Hillary.
Her metamorphosis from a geeky thick-lensed feminist to the political insider she is today would be breathtaking if it was not filled with so much corruption. Huffington Post reported on her Wall Street corruption in a hit piece on Republicans and linking Hillary to voting or not voting in order to enrich her campaign coffers. They related, “Hillary Clinton’s corruption thus far has not been exposed by the Republican Party, because they’ve had no need to do so: she hasn’t been the Democratic nominee for President.” They also related that “On 28 August 2006, the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition headlined ‘Senator Hillary Clinton: All Show and no Substance,’ and the well known government whistleblower Sibel Edmonds, along with the organization’s board member William Weaver, condemned her as: ‘an elected senator who has served six years in her seat, never taking a strong stand in support of her constituents on any serious or controversial issue; a senator who has used her record-breaking TV public appearances to say ‘nothing’ … an elected official who has no record of conducting investigations into cases that are matters of great concern to her constituents and to our country … a politician who has spent all her focus and energy on a campaign of shallow publicity glitz.'” (See: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eric-zuesse/why-hillary-clinton-shoul_b_4293469.html) This is Hillary Clinton, a person who is interested only in what is best for Hillary Clinton.
Hillary’s corruption has always looked for the cash. “Show me the money,” should be her campaign slogan. She has sold out her global warming friends, anti-oil, and personal friends. Whitewater was where Bill and Hillary Clinton were associates of Jim and Susan McDougal in the Whitewater Development Corp., an Arkansas real estate investment firm that went under when McDougal’s Madison Guaranty Savings & Loan was closed by federal regulators for illegal accounting. Taxpayers lost $73 million due to Guaranty. The Clintons lost an estimated $67,000 on their investment, but McDougal helped pay off Bill Clinton’s campaign debts, and Hillary Clinton’s law firm received an unknown sum in fees for representing a Guaranty project that also failed. Then there was her earning $100,000 from a $1000 investment in cattle futures.
And how about the Rose Law Firm billing records that all of suddenly magically appeared in Mrs. Clinton’s White House office, years after they had been subpoenaed? Afterwards there was the death of Vince Foster under rather unusual circumstances and the lies and cover-up that followed that still linger to this day. Millennials will not remember her testimony before congressional investigators as she answered “I don’t know” or “I don’t remember” 250 times. Then there was Travelgate where after Bill became President Hillary engineered the firing of seven employees of the White House travel office and the hiring of a firm with ties to the Clintons to replace them. Multiple investigations absolved the president of involvement but Hillary Clinton was found to have made false statements to investigators. Sound familiar?
Few remember Filegate where hundreds of FBI background files on officials in previous Republican presidential administrations were improperly given in 1993 and 1994 to Craig Livingstone, the director of White House security who was a Hillary Clinton favorite. She also rented out the Lincoln bedroom to more than 800 donors and sold seats on Commerce Department international trade missions to corporate figures in return for big contributions to President Clinton’s 1996 re-election campaign. Then there are her shady friends John Huang, Charlie Trie, and Johnny Chung. All three collected moneys to support Hillary and Bill. Marc Rich is another shady “friend” who was pardoned after his former wife made big contributions to the Clinton presidential library and to Hillary Clinton’s 2000 Senate campaign.
Lest we forget there was the Benghazi attack where Hillary blamed it on an anti-Muslim YouTube video where she sat for an 11-hour hearing before the select committee in October 2015 and denied knowingly spreading false talking points about the attack. Yet emails revealed during the hearing suggest Clinton told her daughter the Benghazi compound was overrun by terrorists before she ever addressed the public about the controversial YouTube clip.
And finally we have her email scandal where she used her private email and a privately set up email server to send and receive top secret and classified communication which is in violation of Federal Laws. She has never released her speeches given before Goldman Sachs and others for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Then there is the continued cover up of the Clinton Foundation which has received millions of dollars offshore from foreign corporations, countries, and individuals while receiving special treatment before the State Department while Hillary was Secretary of State.
Now, does anyone think the stealing, lying, and theft will stop this time if she becomes the most powerful woman in the world?

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Gaslighting: Liberalism’s way to control the masses! Part Two

Gaslighting: Liberalism’s way to control the masses! Part Two
By Lee Hemen
May 22, 2016

Back in 1938, there was a play called “Gas Light” that was later adapted into a movie in 1944. In the story, a husband works diligently to convince his wife and their acquaintances that she is insane by making very small and subtle changes to their environment. When the wife would point out the changes, the husband convinced her that she was wrong about the changes and that she was crazy. Slowly but surely, the wife starts to give in to the self-doubt created by those subtle changes, namely a gas lamp that the husband keeps dimming, hence the term “gaslighting”.

I think we should change it to a more modern title like being “solar paneled” instead or perhaps “thermostated” in honor of President Jimmy “The Sweater Man” Carter and how he gaslighted all of us into thinking we needed to drive 55 mph and walk around our homes freezing to death wearing cardigans in order to fix the gas shortage of the late 70s

This mental abuse of solar paneling was on display recently when both candidates appeared before a group of Hispanics to pander for their ethnic votes. I kept waiting for Hillary to use her best Speedy Gonzales impersonation. While Trump’s comments were off the cuff and sounded kind of lame, Hillary’s were the same regurgitated mental gaslighting liberal Democrats have fostered off onto their unsuspecting masses for decades. She basically proclaimed that the other candidate was trying to keep their children from being educated, from free healthcare, and to keep them out of America! Again, it was the same gaslighting technique used to hypnotize the masses into thinking that liberals actually care about them.

The past few weeks the media has also continued to regurgitate and be agents of gaslighting for liberals where we heard over and over about Trump actually wanting to pay as little as possible in taxes as he possibly could! Shocker! Isn’t this what we all want to do come tax time? And that rascal still hasn’t released his college transcripts; oh wait that is Obama — sorry my bad. Well, he hasn’t come clean with his offshore accounts, money laundering to phony charities, and released the text of his speeches to major financial institutions. Doggone that is Hillary, sorry my bad again. Wait a minute; Trump should be convicted of all those top secret and classified emails he sent over his private server that he knew was illegal to do and broke Federal laws, right? What? You mean that was Hillary again!

Well, you are just trying to go after Hillary because she is for women who are abused and used by males, you know like Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey, Eileen Wellstone, Carolyn Moffett, Becky Brown, Helen Dowdy, Cristy Zercher or Elizabeth Ward Gracen. This is not the real Hillary you are looking for, keep moving.

I know, I am just being a bigoted homophobic oppressive critical-thinking thought-provoking right-wing conspiracy theorist male voter who is unwilling to listen to the latest liberal Democrat gaslighting technique. I do not know about you but I am tired of living in a low lit room of solar paneled platitudes and thermostatic controlled clichés.

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Gaslighting: Liberalism’s way to control the masses!

Gaslighting: Liberalism’s way to control the masses!
By Lee Hemen
May 17, 2016

Back in 1938, there was a play called “Gas Light” that was later adapted into a movie in 1944. In the story, a husband works diligently to convince his wife and their acquaintances that she is insane by making very small and subtle changes to their environment. When the wife would point out the changes, the husband convinced her that she was wrong about the changes and that she was crazy. Slowly but surely, the wife starts to give in to the self-doubt created by those subtle changes, namely a gas lamp that the husband keeps dimming, hence the term “gaslighting”.

This form of mental manipulation has not gone away and in fact is part and parcel of how liberalism works. Liberals love to slowly change one’s reality and then hit you with the clincher that you are the one who is out of step, stupid, or phobic in some way. This is in fact how liberals have kept certain ethnic groups and others under their spell for decades; they have told them over and over that they cannot survive without their brand of progressive thinking. Those evil others will take away all we have gained for you; which turns out is societal slavery in the form of governmental giveaways. One becomes addicted to the handouts and begins to think they cannot do it on their own. When I was younger we used to call it “blowing smoke”.

From climate change to racial and gender conflicts liberals continue their process of gaslighting the unthinking masses. Logical arguments are seen as Neanderthal and you are encouraged to emote instead. “I feel your pain,” is enough to get the unsuspecting dupes to gush in emotional rapture. But what is occurring is the slow twisting and subtle changes in society and culture as a whole. When all constraint is finally done away with those who have wrested control will use any form to keep the masses in line; from coercion, drugs, or propaganda. Males, who act, well male, are controlled through drugs at an early age and are told over and over they have to conform; society’s norms are pushed further and further into perversion; and religion becomes the enemy. Why do you think marijuana is now seen as sheik, sexual identity is the new norm, and the new political peons are illegals? Those who control the gaslight do not care about the individual only their power to control the lighting and thereby control you.

Recently when a group of millennials were asked what the definition of male and female was, few would or could give a rational answer. Many answered with a form of garbled political correctness that had no basis in reality whatsoever. In fact when one intellectually gaslighted woman was asked how she knew if the person she wanted to date was male or female, she stammered and could not utter a rational answer. She is the product of liberal gaslighting.

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