We will represent you in petitioning the court to restore your right to own firearms. At the present time, the federal government (BATF & NICS) will not recognize rights restored by the Washington Courts if the underlying conviction was a non-felony domestic violence conviction.
See Non-felony Domestic Violence convictions.
There is a great deal of safety in relying on the advice of an experienced attorney. We can restore your rights in most cases provided that there is not Class A felony- such as kidnapping- and provided that the prior conviction was not for a sex offense. Your attorney needs to focus in the area of firearms rights in order to understand the complexities and conflicts between the various laws and jurisdictions.Permalink
On Tuesday, Mike Van Alstine and I went to Freighthouse Square in Tacoma to a meeting presented by the Freedom Foundation. We were pleased to discover that Brian Borgelt, who owns the building and the range at Bull’s Eye in Tacoma now owns the huge facility at Freighthouse Square. Brian will soon have a new gun store in the building where Bull’s Eye Shooters’ Supply was located before they moved to a new location.
Brian provided the venue for Freedom Foundation’s Trent England to explain to about 15-20 folks how the public employee unions are hijacking our electoral process with campaign funds that are coerced from workers required to join unions and pay dues that get contributed to candidates with who oppose much of what many public employees seek in terms of sound public spending policy. Along with some other Freedom Foundation folks, like Glen Morgan, who also spoke on November 12, Trent is traveling the state to get out the message that Washingtonians can build a firewall of protection between freedom and the forces of legislative tyranny.
The usual scenario of electioneering constantly dominated by public employee campaign funds results in constant spend and tax schemes by lawmakers who only care about expanding the public sector even if they kill private enterprise in the process.
But the most exciting news is that another Freedom Foundation attorney, Dave Roland, is also traveling the state and speaking on the subject of self-defense at meetings all over the state that are being filled to overflowing. I am looking forward to meeting Dave soon and I hear he has a historical grasp of the roots of the Second Amendment that goes back to ancient Rome and classical Greek concepts of government and natural law.
As a former Journeyman Ironworker, in San Francisco Local No. 377, I know that many in the building trades will never give up their right to keep and bear arms. The big question is why so many of those in the building trades continue to pay dues that help elect the gun grab tyrants that run the Democrat Party? I guess it just goes to show that money and power often trump freedom. Nevertheless, if Dave Roland comes to your city, make a point to get out and hear what he has to say. I am going to!Permalink
The NEA encourages union officials to recruit and train candidates for the board, so that employees can “elect your own employer.” Union officials like to stack school boards, since the school board decides how to spend levy tax funds when negotiating with the union.
The Federal Way Education Association has endorsed Carol Gregory and Geoffey McAnalloy for the School Board race. And they donated $1,800 – $900 to each candidate- via the Washington Education Association Political Action Committee. See Sept 9 & Oct 2, 2013
See Pg. 3 & 4 of the Public Disclosure Report here.
And they are running phone banks, sign-waving and doorbelling campaign activities right out of the union buildings at WEA headquarters; FWEA headquarters. See Pg. 6 of the 30th District Democrats’ newsletter.
Families and taxpayers may not realize that school boards have the power to divert levy funds from services and instead use it for levy-funded wage enhancements. Federal Way union negotiators would rather have those negotiations directed by union-funded School Board members. The contract is scheduled to be negotiated next in 2014.
Thank you to Freedom Foundation and Jami Lund for most of the information herein!
District employees in Federal Way already receive 12.45%, 13.45% or 14.45% wage enhancements for unverified responsibilities (the highest increases go only to the highest paid employees).
Using the limited levy funds for wage enhancement means these funds cannot support services like supplemental learning time for students, stronger English Language Learning services, dropout retrieval programs, school safety efforts, or specialized programs like art, music or athletics.
Such a diversion of funds often means that parents start paying for activities which levies used to cover. It can also mean that districts defer maintenance and drain their financial “cushion.”
The chart shows a rough estimate of how Federal Way is currently balancing the interests of families, taxpayers and employees. You can see that roughly 29% of the levy–nearly $12 million–is used as wage enhancements. Who knows how much it will be if a union-funded board makes those decisions next spring.
See Chart here.
It is also worth noting, that Federal Way contract requires the District to seek the shortest school year in the state, only 173 days rather than the state-required 180. The District secured a special waiver to let students stay home for seven of the school days. Shorter school years end up being another employee benefit, for wages increase or stay the same for a more convenient work schedule.
The fact is that superintendants tend to want unions to endorse board members that will follow the superintendant’s lead, including endorsements of candidates favored by the superintendant. This is why they avoid rocking the boat by going against Progressive-Unionist dogma. Teachers unions are filled with a legion of doctrinaire professionals that equate bigger teachers’ salaries with education.
This fact explains how we keep getting Progressive policies (like the District paying Dr. Angela Davis to come to Federal Way and talk about diversity) and failing educational outcomes even when we elect many Board Members who are at least somewhat fiscally and socially conservative. So, every time Sup. Neu starts extolling the benefits of Globalism, think Progressivism and unions and grab your wallet!Permalink
It was 1968 and Soviet tanks rolled into Czechoslovakia to crush the “Prague spring”. Angela Davis joined the Communist Party. She was soon fired from UCLA because of her membership in the Communist Party. A First Amendment court battle forced UCLA to rehire her.
In 1970 Davis was implicated in the an armed invasion of a Marin County, California courtroom. Judge Haley, the prosecuting assistant district attorney, and two jurors were removed from the courtroom at gun point.
Judge Harold Haley’s was blasted in the head with a sawed-off shotgun owned by Davis. She then fled using aliases and had disguised herself when she was arrested two months later in New York City.
At her 1972 trial, Davis acted as her own attorney. Thus, she could not be cross-examined. She presented a number of alibi witnesses, almost all Communist friends, who testified that she had been with them in Los Angeles playing Scrabble at the time of the Marin slaughter. Prosecution witnesses who placed her in Marin were dismissed by Davis and her fellow attorneys as being unable to accurately identify blacks – because they were white.
When Davis was acquitted many of the jurors went to her victory party!
According to DiscovertheNetworks.org, Davis was awarded the International Lenin Peace Prize in 1979 (formerly named the International Stalin Peace Prize) by the East German police state. Davis ran for Vice President of the United States in 1980 and 1984, alongside Gus Hall, on the Communist Party ticket.
Davis remained an active member of the Communist Party until 1991, when she was expelled for opposing the coup against Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. She then formed the “Committees of Correspondence” to carry on the Communist mission with other Party members, including Bettina Aptheker (also a professor at UC Santa Cruz), Conn Hallinan (Provost at UC Santa Cruz), and Professor Harry Targ (Chair of the “Peace Studies” program at Purdue).
Davis is the leader of her own movement against what she calls the “Prison-Industrial Complex,” claiming that all minorities in jail are actually “political prisoners” and should be released.
Says Davis, “My question is, Why are people so quick to assume that locking away an increasingly large proportion of the U.S. population would help those who live in the free world feel safer and more secure? . . . [H]ow difficult it is to envision a social order that does not rely on the threat of sequestering people in dreadful places designed to separate them from their communities and their families.”
These facts, along with the fact that she recently spoke to our community at the invitation of the Federal Way Public School District, raise the issue of whether she has ever actually changed any of her views regarding violent revolution.
She called for killing those in authority. Jonathan Jackson with whom she lived, acted on her beliefs and entered the Marin courtroom with a sawed-off shotgun which Davis had purchased and admitted giving to him the day before he hijacked the courtroom and shot it out with law enforcement.
Did the Federal Way School District know any of this history before they invited her? Did anyone on the Board object? Has Dr. Davis ever expressed any remorse for the sorrow she brought to so many lives?
Additionally, if proponents of armed revolution are to be invited to speak to our community, why did Beamer High School make an advertiser completely republish a school sports calendar to prevent my Firearms Lawyer URL from being advertised? I paid for the calendar- along with other Federal Way business people. The school prohibited the FirearmsLawyer.net URL or any reference to my firearms law practice.
The publisher refunded my money and had to republish several hundred calendars. I would have spoken at the lecture series with no charge and could have told how I repented of Marxist-Lenist philosophy when I recieved Christ as my Lord and Saviour.
Incidentally, I still have not heard any reports on how much we paid Dr. Davis to come to Federal Way. The District does not seem to be announcing who the future speakers will be in the Intercultural Speakers series? She is a radical feminist, Lesbian and expert on raising conciousness.
Thus, her credentials when it comes to Progressive diversity are unquestionable. She pulled down a hefty salary at the University of California before she retired which proves again, radical left politics is the gift that just keeps paying and paying for its avatars.
Full disclosure: I wrote some articles for the Federal Way Mirror- a few years back- about local educational issues that even earned praise from some of the liberal trolls that usually denounced me at every opportunity.
I subesequently learned that person(s) from the FWPS District told the Mirror not to publish further columns from me related to education. I was told by the paper not to submit any more articles related to education. It seems that the First Amendment freedom to proclaim any philosphy under the sun stops when it comes to urging public schools to slow down their Progressive juggernaut.Permalink
The Seattle Black Panther Party, founded in 1968, was an armed defense group that holds a controversial record in modern American history. The Seattle Black Panthers was the first BPP chapter formed outside California. The Black Panthers based its armed defense for the black community on an understanding of the U.S. Constitution that sometimes led to violent encounters with law enforcement. Nevertheless, the Seattle Panthers avoided the shootouts with police that were often associated with Panthers who also were known for providing lunches to school kids and other worthwhile community service.
On one occasion, several Black Panthers grabbed their guns and drove to Rainier Beach. The Panthers walked into Seattle’s Rainier Beach High School with their weapons and told the principal that he needed to start protecting Black students from being harassed or the Panthers would return. The police arrived but the Panthers left with no further problems.
In 1967, thirty Oakland Black Panthers, concerned that the California state legislature was about to outlaw the public display of guns, had appeared in full paramilitary regalia in front of the capital building- all fully armed! The fact that they were arrested for conspiracy to disturb the peace did not deter the Seattle Panthers.
After the incident at the Rainier Beach High, Seattle Mayor, J.D. Braman pushed to have a gun law passed that would put restrictions upon firearms in the city. In February, 1969, legislators in Olympia were also passing a new law that would make it a gross misdemeanor to exhibit firearms or other weapons in a manner manifesting intent to intimidate others. The Panthers stood on the capitol steps with rifles and shotguns to protest the pending gun legislation. Washington State Patrol officers just told the Panthers to put the guns away. The Panthers complied and no arrests resulted because no laws had been broken.
Some legislators and citizens reacted by proclaiming that the Panthers had demonstrated “open and active anarchy and rebellion.” Governor Evans promoted restraint during the incident and rebuked Lieutenant Governor Cherberg for calling in the state patrol during the Governor’s absence. The Bellevue High School even invited the Panthers to come to a Civics class where the Panthers were able to explain their philosophy of self-defense to the students.
The law enacted at that time by the Washington State Legislature- still in effect- prohibits display of a weapon in “a manner, under circumstances, and at a time and place that either manifests an intent to intimidate another or that warrants alarm for the safety of other persons.”
The legislature apparently included the language pertaining to display that “warrants alarm for the safety of other persons” in order to discourage further displays of armed force at the state capitol. Lawyers have challenged that language for being vague and arbitrary. In the 1994 case of STATE V. SPENCER, the Washington courts upheld a conviction under RCW 9.41.270 when a man with an AK-47 slung over his shoulder and a loaded magazine walked through a residential area just North of Federal Way with his head down avoiding eye contact.
Like the quotation that came out of one famous U.S. Supreme Court obscenity case- the justices knew obscenity when they saw it- the judges in Washington state seemed to know display warranting alarm when they saw it and held that Spencer had unlawfully displayed his weapon. But every time there is a new attempt to ban certain firearms, some gun advocates come openly armed to the Capitol Building in Olympia. The Washington State Patrol still acknowledges the citizens’ First Amendment and Second Amendment rights and refuses to harass armed citizens sitting and standing in the hearing rooms and corridors of our state legislature. Maybe we can thank the Black Panthers for paving the way!Permalink
People need to make the decision to prepare for deadly force now, not when the attack precipitates. By then, it will be too late.”
Read Israel’s answer to school violence.
Schools and school buses are probably under surveillance by terrorists and being “pinged” in order to measure reactions and identify security measures.
Every active shooter attack in a school, mall or other public place provides data for terrorists who study news reports and publicly available studies conducted by security experts. Beslan was a slaughter of school children in Russia that was probably a dress rehearsal for the rape, slaughter and torture of young school children in the U.S. The attacks on innocent people conducted by Al Qaeda affiliates, like al AShabaab’s attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya may be harbingers of how future operations in the U.S. might look.
The school attack in Beslan has been carefully analyzed in John Giduck’s study. Entitled Terror at Beslan, Giduck’s warnings detail the importance, but also the pitfalls, when armed citizens react to terrorist attacks. Both the attack at Beslan and the Westgate Mall attack demonstrate how helpless governments become in the face of well-armed terrorists working in teams.
Beslan came under attack from Chechen terrorists that had already made up their minds not to negotiate and to inflict the maximum amount of pain on Russian school children by unleashing torture, death and pysychological damage to the survivors and the Russian people. The terrorists demanded opportunities to negotiate. Such demands were only issued in order to deceive the Russian authorities into providing more time for the terrorists to wire school buildings with bombs.
Security personnel and operatives on the side of terrorist groups study every aspect of how the authorities and media respond to such attacks. This includes reaction time, vulnerabilities, follow up, etc. John Giduck was in Russia at the time the attack on the Beslan school occurred and was able to work closely with Russian security forces during the immediate aftermath of the attack. The book also got the author banned from Russia because of his honest criticism of what the Russian security forces did wrong. Eleven men from Russia’s elite Alpha and Vympel Counter Terror units lost their lives saving 1,181 hostages- 777 of them children.
The attack began on Sept. 1, 2004. The school was destroyed in an explosion and 334 were killed, 186 of the dead were children and many that survived witnessed horror that will scar them forever. Lt. Col. Dave Grossman has long warned that it COULD happen here, there are things you and I can do to prevent such attacks and it could be YOUR child’s life that you save.
John Giduck suggests what we can do as parents and as concerned citizens that are not in the law enforcement or intelligence communities. Mr. Giduck is a trial lawyer who also holds the highest level certification in Homeland Security. He works with a non-profit NGO, the Archangel Group, consulting with law enforcement and other agencies in the field of anti-terrorist training and has spent considerable time gaining first hand expertise on Russia’s security operations.
Giduck’s recognition of the role armed citizens can play in responding to terrorist activities should silence very anti-gun idealogue. After the events in Nairobi’s Westgate Mall attack, refusing to acknowlege the need for armed security in our schools is tantamount to giving aid and comfort to terrorists! Even an Interpol chief has now publicly proposed that armed citizens are one of the few options available to stop terrorist attacks like the one at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya.
Almost every attack has been in a “gun-free” zone. Thus, the murderer knows that it is unlikely any of his or her victims will be armed. At the present time, the Washington Administrative Code, promulgated by unelected bureaucrats, prohibits weapons on campus in Washington. It is questionable whether the WAC regulations have any legal effect since they conflict with Washington State’s firearms preemption law that prohibits any local municipal gun laws more restrictive than the restrictions in the state RCWs.
Some liberal lawyers and anti-gunners in Olympia want to get a new law passed to “clarify” the situation. No one wants to be a test case and you could get expelled from your state university for carrying. Each student in a state college or university has to make an informed decision as to whether to exercise his or her right to carry on campus with a valid carry license pursuant to our state laws.
It is your life and your education that is at stake. There is no right to carry at a high school or elementary school with or without a license to carry, at this time. But write to your representatives and demand that something be done like what is starting to take place in Oregon and other states that have empowered certain armed volunteers to carry in schools.
Most restrictions only restrict law- abiding people and not criminals, psychopaths and terrorists. If a disturbed person would gun down a defenseless child, that same person will pay no attention to a law restricting guns.
In fact, the gun-free status of the institution or facility makes it a target for the psychopathic killer.
The individuals in our colleges and universities that need to be the first line of defense>, however, are the students, instructors and staff with either concealed carry permits or specialized training.
Elementary, high school and middle school personnel may need a new kind of training with a special license indicating some advanced tactical training for active-shooter situations. Most of the security guards that do provide a presence at such places are unarmed security guards, however, and the expense of hiring enough armed security is prohibitive.
Revenge or anything like vigilante action is the worst possible thing anyone can do and advocating or engaging in retaliation is criminal conduct.
True Followers of Christ will not engage in murdering innocent people but many Americans may be carried away with the concept of imprisoning or taking revenge against Islamic people in the same way as Japanese were interned during WW II.
The same “liberals” that already want to restrict our gun rights and disarm honest people may be holding the reins of power if and when the country faces the chaos of a WMD, Mumbai-style tactical teams terrorizing our communities or some other disaster.
On the other hand, the jihadist believes that in a few generations a Caliphate will force you to submit (that is what Islam means- subjection) to its religious laws.
Many of the U.S. authorities are presently so eager to accomodate Islamicists (and are so intimidated by CAIR’s threats of legal action) that Christianity is being denigrated while Islam is celebrated in the name of diversity. There are many examples but sufficient to state for now that these are the first steps toward submission.
Self-defense and defense of others when attacked is not vigilantiism.
Make sure you recognize your school bus drivers and ask your local school district to provide for some staff to become trained and certified to carry weapons.
We need to take precautions similar to the Israeli schools and schools in other countries like Thailand where the staff is armed and ready for jihad. Meanwhile get your permit and learn how to shoot.
Some of our neighbors in Federal Way are preparing to provide opportunities for teachers and other school professionals to learn to work tactically so that they are trained when the authorization to carry in our local schools finally comes. It does not take an act of the Congess or the legislature. Federal and state lawmakers have left it up to local school boards!Permalink
It is becoming painfully apparent that the authorities in Kenya might be withholding the true number of dead hostages. This is because of the embarassment caused by corrupt soldiers who cordoned off the mall and then proceeded to loot merchandise, steal money out of safes and cash registers and get drunk on the alcohol in the restaurants.
It is no wonder some terrorists might have escaped. There are now reports that there may have only been four gunmen. There are allegations that the Kenyan government has intentionally misrepresented some of the facts or simply covered the fatcs up. There are also reasons to believe that the terrorists paid security forces to look the other way as al Shabaab’s killers brought their weapons into the Westgate Mall in Nairobi.
But armed citizens performed very well during the Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi. The hostages held by al Shabaab terrorists in Westgate did not fare well, however. The government reports 60-70 dead but there is reason to believe the number is far higher and that even the identities of the victims are puposely being covered up!
Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble suggested to ABC in October that the U.S. and the rest of the democratic world should look to armed citizens as a solution to such attacks on public places.
Noble said there are really only two choices for protecting open societies from attacks like the one on Westgate mall where so-called “soft targets” are hit. More professional security or allow civilians to carry their own guns to protect themselves:
“Ask yourself: If that was Denver, Col., if that was Texas, would those guys have been able to spend hours, days, shooting people randomly?” Noble said, referring to states with pro-gun traditions. “What I’m saying is it makes police around the world question their views on gun control. It makes citizens question their views on gun control. You have to ask yourself, ‘Is an armed citizenry more necessary now than it was in the past with an evolving threat of terrorism?’ This is something that has to be discussed.”
“Societies have to think about how they’re going to approach the problem,” Noble said. “One is to say we want an armed citizenry; you can see the reason for that. Another is to say the enclaves are so secure that in order to get into the soft target you’re going to have to pass through extraordinary security.”
Reports are mixed but it looks like the Kenyan army troops and special forces may have caused the collapse of a roof which buried many hostages in rubble and may have helped some of the attackers posing as victims to escape.
The authorities in Kenya received specific warnings related to the Westgate Mall for many months but failed to develop basic response plans that would facilitate a coordinated response. Kenyan forces arrived four hours after the attack began. According to the Telegraph:
No radio contacts were set up between the units. No overall command had been appointed, and different commanders squabbled. A senior policeman was shot dead in a friendly-fire incident. Chaotic gunfire streaked across the mall’s open spaces.
Kenyan commanders did not listen to advice from UK operatives and others that attempted to give advice. When Kenyan troops entered the area where the hostages were held, they shot at the terrorists with an RPG and brought down part of the structure. Then the “White Widow escaped, crying with her clothes covered in blood to disguise herself as a victim.
An SAS trooper armed with a pistol shot it out with al-Shabaab and led hundreds to safety. The ex Royal Marine was at the Westgate mall when it was attacked. He had a pistol and hostages were still being held by the terrorists, possibly as many as 13. The former soldier returned to the building on a dozen occasions while taking fire, saving 100 people.
A local businessman, arrived at the mall to help his brother and carried a four-year-old to safety. A Kenyan Hindu neighborhood patrol also came with their pistols and forced the terrorists back. The fact that Kenyan officers took action against the armed neighborhood patrol, may have contributed to the stand-off which lasted for eighty-hours!
Four large explosions occurred. Smoke poured through a skylight inside the mall’s main department and grocery store, according to the Associated Press. Sorting through the rubble is a slow process because of the threat of bombs.
Nevertheless, the initial reports indicate mass torture with victims hung from hooks, eyes gouged out, castrations, rape and mutilation of limbs, fingers removed and hands and faces burned. By including children in the carnage, the terrorists are seeking to create so much hatred for all Muslims that the backlash of persecution against innocent Muslims will radicalize as many Muslims as possible.
Reports from Kenya describe a technique in which the al Shabaab terrorists “sharpened the arms” of the victims and forced them to write their names in blood with their limbs as writing implements.
Torture is the way Communist and other radical terrorist organizations have always worked. But such gruesome techniques are nevertheless shocking.
The other lesson the terrorists want to drive home is that governments cannot respond well to such attacks. On the other hand, we know from many recent attacks in the U.S. that ordinary people closest to the initial attack have the best opportunity to stop the carnage- if we are armed and ready to bring violence to bear that is just as sudden, bold and deliberate as the actions of the attackers. The former SAS-Royal Marine was just having coffee when all hell broke loose!
The former soldier’s identity has been withheld for security reasons. The British train and operate out of Kenya and members of the British Royal Marine work with governments and security firms across East Africa. The SAS member may have been a professional operator employed by a government or private industry.
Nevertheless, the fact remains that his heroism under fire is within the grasp of anyone that takes the trouble to carry and train continuously. You may die going against several automatic rifles with a pistol. But it is better to die and break up a well-rehearsed jihad operation than to die cowering in a corner.Permalink
Ancient Israelites were commanded to carefully obey all the law their servant Moses charged them to keep! They were not to swerve to the right or to the left. Thus, they would be successful in everything they did. The laws revealed through Moses were to never leave their lips:
You must memorize it day and night so you can carefully obey all that is written in it. Then you will prosper and be successful. I repeat, be strong and brave! Don’t be afraid and don’t panic, for I, the Lord your God, am with you in all you do.”
Joshua 1:2-9 (NIV)
God gave a clear order for Joshua to take action to possess the land promised to the Israelites many years before. Action was required to receive the promise. The instruction then was to possess and defend what God had given.
Every step that Joshua took in obedience to the command opened up new windows of opportunity to perform what seemed to be an impossible undertaking. Joshua’s spies received assistance from Rahab, a harlot. Now, of course, harlot is a not too polite way of saying she was a whore. According to Joshua 2: 8 and 9, the spies lay down for the night and Rahab went up on the roof and said to them, “I know that the LORD has given this land to you and that a great fear of you has fallen on us, so that all who live in this country are melting in fear because of you.” Joshua 2:8-9 (NIV).
The Scripture repeatedly demonstrates that people that are oppressed, despised and exploited are on the heart of the Father when they are fighting for the Kingdom and not for the other side.
Rahab stated that the people’s hearts melted when they heard about the power of God after he parted the Red Sea and destroyed the Amorites. The reports of Israel’s exploits while they wandered in the wilderness created a general fear of YAHWEH, the God of Israel, in all the nations that surrounded the Israelite tribes. All that remained was for Joshua to take his people across the Jordan River and claim what God had already given them.
In a leader like Joshua there is a temptation to seek conquest. Consider, for example, men like Alexander and Napoleon. Self-aggrandizing militarism and conquest for the sake of ego gratification is not what Americans desire. Just look at the current polls regarding whether to launch a limited strikes in order to degrade Syria’s capacity to wage war against the rebels, many of whom are aligned with the same Al Qaeda affiliated terrorists our government is trying to detect.
The NSA sifts through our emails and spends billions to break into encrypted messages while the CIA prepares to arm and train the very same operatives the other side of our U.S. intelligence community is seeking to detect!
Even Americans that have no familiarity with the Bible have received a cultural understanding that abhors militarism. In fact, the idol worshipping nations and tribes that surrounded the ancient Hebrews worshipped conquest, sexual lust and militarism. It sounds like both of our major political parties and most of the public officials that live within eighteen or nineteen contiguous zip codes around the Washington, DC area.
Joshua had to remain connected to his Creator and continue receiving instruction every step of the way in order to prevail against the armies of the Canaanites, Hittites, Hivites, Perizzites, Girgashites, Amorites and Jebusites that stood between where Joshua’s army waited and the peace and security that had already been promised.
To be a successful warrior, God reminded Joshua, “…be strong and brave! Don’t be afraid and don’t panic, for I, the Lord your God, am with you in all you do.”
Thus, Yahweh instructed the ancient Israelites to remain grounded in the Books of the Law. A close relationship with God is necessary for a nation or an individual to succeed. He Trains My Hands For Battle Page 7.
Trusting in the promise of God’s protection was therefore linked to strong action. A similar mindset is necessary in modern times. God has given us a mandate to protect the heritage with which we are blessed and the means for doing so with bold action.
The reason Israel spent forty years in the wilderness is because of the reports of men that Moses had sent with Joshua to survey the promised land. The men came back and gave all the reasons that seeking God’s promises was futile. We see the same thing today in the “mainstream” media and academic elite. They deride the idea that sound principles for conducting public policy can be found in the Bible.
If a student in most university classes advances the idea that Scriptural principles may be a the basis for sound public policy, the professor will treat him or her like an unruly child that has interrupted a serious adult conversation in order to recommend that following the gingerbread crumb trail is the best way to find our way out of the forest.
David was already trained in warfare when he slew Goliath. 1 Samuel 16 demonstrates that he was skilled in warfare and prudent:
One of the servants answered, “I have seen a son of Jesse of Bethlehem who knows how to play the harp. He is a brave man and a warrior. He speaks well and is a fine-looking man. And the LORD is with him.”
1 Samuel 16:15-18
There are others whom God called to lead in times of need – none of whom thought they were any more qualified than the average citizen of today for the task, young men like Jephthah:
Now Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty man of valor, and he was the son of a harlot: and Gilead begot Jephthah. And Gilead’s wife bore him sons; and his wife’s sons grew up, and they thrust out Jephthah, and said unto him, Thou shalt not inherit in our father’s house; for thou art the son of a strange woman. Then Jephthah fled from his brethren, and dwelt in the land of Tob: and there were gathered vain men to Jephthah, and went out with him.
In other words, Jephtah was rejected because his mother was a whore and he joined up with some kind of gang. But the Ammonites made war against Israel. And when the Ammonites made war against Israel, the elders of Gilead turned to Jephthah who was in Tob.
The elders pleaded with Jephthah to be lead them, apparently because he was experienced in fighting. They wanted him to fight the Ammonites. And Jephthah said to the elders of Gilead, “Didn’t you hate me, and run me out of my father’s house? and why are y’all coming to me now when ye are in distress?”
The leaders of the community turned to Jephtah and asked him to go with them to lead the fight against the Ammonites, and be head over all the inhabitants of Gilead. And Jephthah said to the elders of Gilead, “If ye bring me home again to fight against the children of Ammon, and the LORD deliver them before me, shall I be your head?”
And the elders of Gilead agreed to Jephtah’s proposal. Then Jephthah went with the volunteers from among the people to fight their enemies. Something just like that seems to be happening in Detroit, Michigan where it takes almost an hour for law enforcement to arrive if you call 911. The people have been taking possession of their own communities and keeping watch on things, even cleaning up the garbage and demolishing abandoned houses.
We might be tempted to call them thugs today. Most of these young men probably had suffered rejection that was similar to Jephthah’s experience. What makes Jephthah worthy of special mention in Hebrews 11- a list of men and women that demonstrate mighty faith?.
But despite the fact that he seemed to be motivated by selfish ambition, Jephthah knew the heritage of Israel. He sent messengers to the opposing King of Ammon (the people that inhabited the territory comprising modern day Jordan). The message set forth a legal brief and Scriptural basis for Israel’s historical freedom.
Jephthah’s messengers asked the king of Ammon, “Why are you coming against us to fight in Israel? And the king of Ammon answered the messengers of Jephthah, “Because Israel took away my land, when they came up out of Egypt, from Arnon even to Jabbok, and to Jordan: now therefore restore those lands again peaceably.
And Jephthah sent messengers to the king of o Ammon again and said to him, “Jephthah told us to convey the message to you that Israel did not take the land of Moab or the land of Ammon: But when Israel came up from Egypt, and walked through the wilderness to the Red sea, and came to Kadesh.
Then Israel sent messengers to the king of Edom, saying, Let me please pass through your land: but the king of Edom would not listen. And in like manner they sent to the king of Moab: but he would not consent: and Israel stayed in Kadesh. Then they went along through the wilderness, and compassed the land of Edom, and the land of Moab, and came by the east side of the land of Moab, and pitched on the other side of Arnon, but came not into the border of Moab: for Arnon was the border of Moab. Jephthah’s messengers knew their history and this is how Jephtah demonstrated great faith. He had good lawyers that represented matters in a way that was based on Constitutional rights!
The messengers went on to explain not so diplomatically that, back in Moses time (the times of the Founding Fathers, so to speak) , Israel sent messengers to Sihon king of the Amorites, the king of Heshbon; and Israel said unto him, Let us pass, please, through your land into the Canaan.
Sihon had then fought against Israel. And the LORD God of Israel delivered Sihon and all his people into the hand of Israel, and Israel smote them: so Israel possessed all the land of the Amorites from Arnon even to Jabbok, and from the wilderness even to Jordan. The LORD God of Israel had taken away the land of the Amorites and given the land to Israel.
The messengers boldly asked the king of a the people that lived in and around modern day Jordan, “And should you possess it? Won’t you possess that which Chemosh your god gives you to possess? So who ever the LORD our God shall drive out from before us, them will we possess.”
Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin talked like that to a terrorist warlord in Somalia and the politicians marked him as not sufficiently diverse in his outlook, albeit one of the most respected leaders of the war on terrorism. From 1978-1993 he was assigned in various capacities to Delta Force. A Fort Bragg psychologist almost ended Boykin’s career, wanting to exclude him from Delta Force because he was “too religious". However, he was finally accepted into the Delta Force.
The Bush administration eventually terminated Lt. Ben. Boykin’s military career for wearing his uniform to church and saying things that were not nice about followers of the religion of peace. Gen. Boykin is still fighting the war against terrorism (but is no longer wearing the shiny uniform) and has demonstrated how true believers will always be set outside the camp. The camp of our enemies does not want to listen to truth.
Look at how the Obama Administration has waged a war against American gun owners even while giving firearms to the narco-terrorist cartels in Mexico. It is clear that the Obama Administration has been arming the Muslim Brotherhood, including the factions that tortured, raped and murdered the U.S. ambassador in Benghazi. And now the Adminstration is arming Al Qaeda affiliates in Syria.
And now art thou any thing better than Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab? did he ever strive against Israel, or did he ever fight against them, while Israel dwelt in Heshbon and her towns, and in Aroer and her towns, and in all the cities that be along by the coasts of Arnon, three hundred years? why therefore did ye not recover them within that time?
Wherefore I have not sinned against thee, but thou doest me wrong to war against me: the LORD the Judge be judge this day between the children of Israel and the children of Ammon.
Jephthah is an example of young men that are motivated by a sense of adventure and understand their duty to uphold the heritage of their people. We need an understanding of Biblical history and our American Constitutional heritage in order to be prepared for the times in which we live! Jephthah was a warrior that declared the mighty works of Yahweh from one generation to another.Permalink
The attack on the mall in Nairobi, Kenya is shocking but also something we should prepare for in the United States. The Somalian terrorists attacked in Kenya because Kenya assisted the United States and other nations to push al Shabaab out of Somalia. As the authorities in Nairobi sort through the debris after the collapse of three floors of Nairobi’s Westgate mall during the terrorist siege in which at least 67 people died.
The search for bodies is hampered by the need to detect bombs in the rubble but there are preliminary indications that the Shabaab terrorists hung hostages from hooks, decapitated them, gouged out eyes, cut off limbs and committed gruesome mutilations that included castration and burning the faces and hands of their victims which included children.
If this ever happens in the Untited States, we need to refarin from retaliation against any ethnic or relaigious group. Neverthless, every American that can do so should train with firearms and carry a pistol at all times because the only way to stop such an attack is when it is first initiated. A
Any response needs to be just as sudden and unexpected, violent and determined as the attack by the jihadist. A response that is going to be initiated immediatelymust probably be from armed citizens or from one or two law enforcement officers that are already at the scene- or a combination of both. If hostages are taken, there can be no delay. Even though some hostages will die, immediately overwhelming the terrorists is the only way to prevent massive deaths that may exceed 130 in Nairobi when the authorities are done counting.
It has been confirmed that several of the attackers came from the United States. There have already been American- Somalis, including one from Seattle, that have joined al Shabaab. One was a rapper from Alabama who helped with al Shabaab recruiting and was killed during a leadership struggle within that organization. A Somali terrorist from Seattle died in a homicide bombing in Somalia some time back. The fact that al Shabaab is an arm of al Qaeda in Africa raises the issue of why the U.S. government is intent on aiding the Syrian rebels, many of whom are also affiliated with ISIS-al Qaeda.
The fighting in Syria has reached a new phase. According to the Wall Street Journal and other outlets, the Pro-Western rebels in Syria are now in a fight for their lives against an onslaught of foreign Sunni Islamicists that are affiliated with Al Qaeda and other Islamicist networks.
Turkey, Iran and the Arab states form three distinct power centers that arm and finance an incipient Islamic Caliphate in Syria. Such a development does not seem remarkable if you realize that Syria was the seat of the Islamic Caliphate in the past and a Caliphate in Syria is predicted to rise again by certain Islamic traditions.
The United States, Russia and Europe also have interests in arming and financing various factions that seek hegemony in the region. The last Caliphate ended in 1924 when the Ottoman Empire, centered in Turkey, was partitioned. It is interesting to note that the British strategy for defeating Turkey in WW I involved supporting a potential claim to the Caliphate from the Arabian Hijaz, where Mecca is located; i.e., a challenge the legitimacy of the Caliphate established under the Ottoman Turks:
“During the Great Arab Revolt of 1916, King Hussein’s great-grandfather, Al-Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca and King of the Arabs (later he also became known as King of the Hijaz), led the liberation of Arab lands from their domination by the Ottoman Turks. After freeing the lands of Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Iraq, Syria and the Hijaz, Sharif Hussein’s son Abdullah assumed the throne of Transjordan and his second son Faisal assumed the throne of Syria and later Iraq. The Emirate of Transjordan was founded on April 11, 1921, and became the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan upon formal independence from Britain in 1946.”
The Sharif families ruled over the Hijaz region in Western Arabia between 967 and 1201 CE. The Hashemites ruled the holy city of Mecca from 1201 CE until 1925 CE.
The Hashemites recognized the sovereignty of the Ottoman sultan in 1517. Thus, King Hussein and his son who now reigns in Jordan are directly descended from the Prophet and represent over one thousand years of rule in the area that gave rise to Muhammad. The nobility established by the Sharif’s pedigree and two thousand years in the holy city of Mecca, persuaded Britain to invest a great deal of time and energy into encouraging an Arab rebellion against the Turkish Empire.
Lawrence of Arabia became famous as the British agent acting on behalf of the British to win over Arabian fighters and unite them under the Sharifs.
The British placed the three sons of King Hussein’s great-grandfather, Al-Hussein bin Ali in power in Syria, Iraq and Jordan. Nevertheless, the only present king descended from the Hashemite dynasty is the present King of Jordan.
The fact that the Allied Powers pinned such great hopes on one family provides a suggestion as to the motive behind why networks of financial-political elite seem to be pushing out Pro-Western leaders like Mubarak and Assad, in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood and other groups that are now being portrayed as moderate.
Many of the groups being armed by the CIA can only claim moderation because they are working with Soros funded front groups that operate under the banner of democracy and the Arab Spring. The darker side of these operations is deadly infighting, with Sunni fighters taking over towns near the Turkish border and killing Alawite and other Shiite residents of border cities in places like Azaz.
As the Free Syrian Army battles with pro-ISIS factions, the secular elites facilitate political operations between secular-socialist and Islamic fundamentalist groups that only share operational strategies but are violently opposed to each other histroically and in terms of religious ideology and dogma. Ultimately all the factions understand the game in which each ideological nexus of power leverages other networks in the expectation of suppressing opposition with sheer force once the region has been consolidated under hegemonic authority. There will ultimately either be an autocratic Islamic theocracy across the region or an autocratic secular socialism that parades under the banner of Democracy. In other words, “democracy” stands the provebial snow ball’s chance in hell!
Another historical precedent for purposes of understanding this equation of power is the way certain Wall Street and British financial interests invested so much into creating the Bolshevik Revolution which wrested power from the Provisional pro-Western, Parliamentarian Kerensky government, to create the USSR. Despite the fact that Russia was a U.S.-British ally during WW I and despite the certainty that Lenin would take Russia out of the war- and eliminate the German-Axis Eastern Front- , Lenin was sent into Moscow with gold bullion from certain Western financial interests to finance the Communist Revolution.
After years of building up a formidable Cold War enemy with nuclear weapons, the global elites acquiesced in Russia’s transformation back to democracy, and poured Western capital into Russia. Countries like Georgia and Ukraine experienced quiet revolutions that provided the model for the Arab Spring.
The fact that George Soros’ Open Society Institute engineered revolutions in many of the former Warsaw Pact nations- and brought them into the NATO sphere of influence- raises the issue of how the Arab Spring- also engineered by Soros operations in the Middle East, will impact Americans that work and pay taxes.
Once a Caliphate exists in the Middle East, the Islamicists know that their war is with the secular elites and the intensity of the renewed warfare will sweep away anything that stands in the middle, including most of our vaunted civil liberties. It may be just a matter of time before the present battles on the Turkish-Syrian border unfold on our own turf.
It is hard to deny that Ukrainians and other former Warsaw Pact nations enjoy more freedom under the NATO sphere of influence than they would enjoy under Putin’s government.
Nevertheless, Islamicists know that developments in Syria are being manipulated by networks intent on consolidating the New World Order. Chatter about Illuminati and various conspiracy theories earns derision but the Islamicists know that the networks described above exist. The Islamicists blame almost everything on Zionist control because of the Rothschild’s history of operating through secret conduits.
Each of these networks appeals to certain ideological outlooks. There is evidence that the modern terrorist cells themselves have evolved from Masonic networks which have been documented in scholarly works on the Middle East like “A Peace to End All Peace; Creating the Modern Middle East 1914-1922” by David Fromkin. Many Communist, socialist and terrorist networks have their roots in various offshoots and secret societies that grew up at the time of the Illuminati organization which was offically disrupted in Bavaria near the time of the American revolution. There are many such networks, many of them with connections to families in Europe and the U.S., including the Rothschilds and the National Socialist Workers Party ()Nazis). The networks compete but they all work on a paradigm in which One World Government is the goal- not Zionism.
The Al Qaeda affiliates,Salafists and other factions work with other groups, religious and secular-socialist- that will give cover and funding for their objectives. Beyond the purely operational level, war is already waging and the intensity of the anticipated bloodshed which is already taking place across the whole region and globally will be apocalyptic.
Stay armed when you visit your local malls and other public places. And do not support candidates like John McCain that do the bidding of George Soros and the other elitists that have learned how to use war to advance their globalist New Age agenda.Permalink
I am rewriting the manuscript entitled HE TRAINS MY HANDS FOR BATTLE with less Scripture and more irreverent, wry humor; i.e., sarcasm. This will appeal to gun buffs and political Conservative or Libertarian types. Maybe some of you Libs will even check it out in order to tell me what a right-wing religious nut I am! Some of my religious friends will also criticize me for being too caustic, I am sure.
I am convinced that our Lord embodies all the attributes described in Scripture- Old and New Testaments. The modern sensibility sees a conflict between love and war but that is because most Americans are not able to even imagine our families being raped, tortured, mutilated and destroyed. That is happening to Christians all over the world right now in places like Egypt. But i said I was going to be humorous, right?
I have not gotten much of any feedback from any pastor friends; most of the politically incorrect material in the Scripture is usually avoided by religious professionals. Scripture only keeps the lights on and food on the table when it makes folks feel good about themselves.
The wars of Canaan are rarely discussed over the pulpit except in a vein which makes the various “ites” (Hittites, Jebusites, Amalekites, etc.) symbolic of various personal sins; e.g., pride, envy, lust, etc. But alas! Even sin is out of vogue in many of our churches- the only sin is legalism (if you belong to many evangelical churches) or intolerance- in the so-called mainstream churches. Actually both terms denote very nearly the same thing- harsh judgementalism! If even the concept of law falls into disrepute how can we explain to folks that God’s law is an expression of his attributes and character of holiness- not simply legalism.
For example, we do not let people kill and rape and torture us or our do such things to our families because we are all made in the imaage of our Creator. That is also why in modern nations we have purport to provide due process via written Constitutions, to protect the dignity of individual rights. Mundane concepts like private property derive from the knowledge that Yahweh God is sovereign and owns the universe. And he can be angry and holy at the same time- something I am still trying to figure out how to do!
We should look at the BOOK OF JUDGES as a blueprint for political action. Such an assertion understandably makes one a candidate for increased scrutiny- via drone. I hope you have now caught on to my acerbic style strongly flavored in irony. If you are the kid sitting in front of a drone terminal in Florida, please remember that I am one of the remnant in this country that still want to fight terrorists and uphold the Constitution. It often seems like all the right sort of people are getting it backwards thesed days!
Yes, I am a white baby-boomer, I believe in the Bible. And I believe that abortion is murder so I am pro-life, pro-Second Amendment and happy to be a patriotic American male. I am not a veteran, however, and we all know that those memos from homeland security profiling white men like me were just written to persuade the public that racial profiling isn’t being directed at Muslims, blacks or folks from South Central Asia- only white zealots that might feel something crazy when someone in the Whitehouse that is not the same color as we are appears on television.
The horrors of battle in Canaan have the potential to make the material in this new book even riper for pithy, satirical and hard-biting commentary. I would rather write a history book or a spy novel but I am afraid I may now lack the patience and imagination for either. And I have given up on the idea of taking George Carlin’s place.
The most terrifying condition to be in is to be taken captive by an enemy. Ask the working poor Blacks captured within the enclaves of inner-city Chicago ghettos- my hometown! Or ask Oprah Winfrey. The leaders in Chicago and the academic-media-leftist political complex blame the white power structure- everyone except the Democrat plantation owners that controls the blood soaked Windy City- those pesky Dems and their massive Chicago machine have brought urban plantation politics to the suburbs! Thus, nervous and sometimes vehement discussions about the origins of crime and poverty, violence and terrorism roil U.S. society and the world today.
It all starts in rebellion against lawful authority. We will talk about modern Progressives further in a future installment, however.
Just bring up the fact that much of the gun violence which occurs largely- but not exclusively- in Eastern gun free cities and the sparks will fly. Mention the fact that most of that is violence perpetrated by Black people against other Blacks, and you may become a victim of gun violence.
The Old Testament books of 1 and 2 Samuel, Kings, and Chronicles list many examples of God commanding his people to defend what and who God had given them- including a Godly heritage. The irony here, of course, is that the Scriptural heritage brought great prosperity which inevitably lead to so much comfort and feelings of entitlement. Yes, Republicans love that word entitlement.
Israelites soon lapsed into apathy and became much like Americans are today. The Biblical word is apostate. It means the Israelites were traitors against their own Constitution. Before you tell me that Israel did not have a Constitution, please consider that the five books of the Pentateuch were the basis of all law in the Commonwealth of Israel.
Though battlefields and causes change, and weapons and tactics have been enhanced, the terms of engagement have not changed since long ago. Defend one’s nation, or see it fall. A people engaged in pornography, drugs and jerking each other off- I said it was going to be pithy- while worshipping foreign gods, may not be entirely apostate but citizens can hardly be expected to make good decisions when they are busy doing so many of the things that our Forefathers roundly denounced.
President Obama may not be a god but he seems decidedly foreign to white guys like Donald Trump. The mostly white elitists that push gay marriage, abortion and other new customs are also promoting a culture that is alien to most Americans. The media mavens want you to think that your guns are alien to the ruling elite but the elite just don’t want you to own firearms. Nancy Pelosi and friends own guns and they also hire a few- usually at taxpayer expense.
Since Old Testament days, the formula for a strong nation has been the same, a Godly leader in the mold of King David, following instructions from the Lord. Such a leader must be able to defend the people and the land. Most of our recent leaders have been more focused on defending their elected offices. They want to defend other people. as well- the Kurds in Iraq, Kosovans in Yugoslavia and Libyans, Syrians and members of the Muslim Brotherhood- but the order was to stand down when our Ambassador to Syria and his security team came under attack.
Prosperity and safety here in the United States provided stable and compassionate governance for our people and positively influenced other countries around the world. The U.S. has also been a negative influence by destabilizing nations. But that is because our elite international rulership elite like George Soros and his friends have figured out how to invade the public purse and finance their aspirations to become Masters of the Universe.
Where America has long exported resources and personnel to spread the Gospel, we now also export abortion, perversion and missiles wherever a buyer appears. Unfortunately, a promise to deliver Egypt tomorrow or Libya next week is usually sufficent and no other credit is required. At least no credit card is required for regimes such as those in Pakistan, Egypt and Libya.
You are not a regime but just a group like Ansar al-Sharia? That is alright. Your affiliation with the Muslim Brotherhood that held the power in Egypt for a time is enough. Just promise to work with the CIA or help us to deliver the goods in Syria.
Great Britain and the United States share success stories that indicate how amazing prosperity and stability will follow upon a nation that trusts its ways to the Lord. Britain should be acknowledged as a nation that sent missionaries all over the world. Freedom from fear, personal safety, national security- none one of these come from a gun, an army or by government programs and spending. It starts with having right priorities.
You can prepare the horse for the day of battle but the outcome of the battle belongs to the Lord.
Many modern Americans have chosen to trust in government planners rather than the plans outlined in the Bible and the U.S. Constitution. We shall hereinafter refer to such Americans as Progressives. America seems to be following the road that Britain and other European nations have traveled.
Our technological superiority and natural resources may allow us to remain a military superpower for the near term, but recent economic upheavals have shaken the most exceptional nation on Earth. America’s leadership has chosen for years to follow the path of militarism by depending on large standing armies for most of the Twentieth Century, particularly during and after the Cold War.
The Biblical section that best demonstrates all these bold assertions is in the first few chapters of the Book of Joshua. Starting in Chapter 1, Verse 2, the Lord says to Joshua:
“Lead these people into the land which I am ready to hand over to them. I am handing over to you every place you set foot, as I promised Moses. Your territory will extend from the wilderness in the south to Lebanon in the north. It will extend all the way to the great River Euphrates in the east (including all of Syria) and all the way to the Mediterranean Sea in the west.”
Such arrogance already makes some people mad. You can’t blame them! Try talking like this to a Palestinian or to someone in the current Administration! In fact, any self-respecting Liberal-Progressive will tell you that what we are advocating here is Manifest Destiny; i.e., the same heretical notion that wiped out the American Indian and the buffalo herds. Very intolerant statements- and intolerable, too!
“No one will be able to resist you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not abandon you or leave you alone. Be strong and brave! You must lead these people in the conquest of this land that I solemnly promised their ancestors I would hand over to them. Make sure you are very strong and brave!”
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