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Towering Moral Problem of the Day

by Mike Pyatt

Mike Pyatt

My generation’s prone to be lugubrious when examining our shifting cultural and moral landscape, understanding the consequences of its end, if drastic measures aren’t forthcoming. It isn’t a generational curse, as it may appear. Younger citizens, who’ve assiduously contemplated that the erosion of individual liberty, reach similar conclusions, realizing one can’t ignore the obvious any longer. Others remain in their hermetically sealed world of obdurate denial. That magnificent book, “The 5000 Year Leap” chronicles 28 principles of liberty. That 2nd Principle, undergirds the grave concern of millions of liberty minded Christians and co-belligerents, “A free people cannot survive under a Republican constitution unless they remain virtuous and morally strong,” Benjamin Franklin warned. Anyone who’s astute of our current moral dilemma, and the precipitous slide toward decadence, must reject the flagrant hue and cry, “Don’t over-react, history runs in cycles…it will return.” One would be forced to ignore the plight of the Roman Empire, that discovered a human god, Caesar Augustus, “divinely appointed” was a poor foundation and Rome fell. This grand experiment called a Republic is precarious and vulnerable to mischief as the Founders solemnly warned. read more

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Other “Gods” Come And Go!

by Mike Pyatt

Mike Pyatt

Facedown. That’s where a massive 38 feet tall bronze covered statue of the “Goddess of Mercy” landed, after doing a face dive in Okinawa, Japan, that didn’t survive Typhoon Trami. Also known as “Mother of Mercy,” Buddhist statue Kannon Same, stood there to “answer request of her petitioners.” It had recently been bolstered by steel beams to survive such assaults. In Japan there’re at least 33 similar “posts of worship” of her likeness. She went the way all false gods go. Powerless and impotent, built by pagan hands, in garish defiance of the True and Living God. According to one Bible researcher there were more than one-thousand false gods in the Old Testament. Ancient Egypt had more than forty false gods. God sent plagues mocking their top ten idols. It’s well chronicled that Israelites were involved in idolatrous worship of such gods. At the foot of Mount Sinai, Israelites worshipped a golden calf, fashioned by Aaron, before Moses delivered the Ten Commandments, that expressly prohibited such idolatrous worship, cited in Exodus 20:3, ”You shall have no other gods before me.” In Paul’s Areopagus speech he referenced an inscription “To an unknown god.” Hindus in India still worship cows. According to Virgil, Augustus was divinely appointed. After 12 B.C. he became Pontifex Maximus. But a human god is a poor foundation and Rome fell. read more

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Among Our Threats

by Mike Pyatt

Mike Pyatt

Expanding on my earlier Facebook post last week “Indulge Me Please” there’s more to say. The main thrust of that post was that within the last month in the U.S., we’ve graduated more than three million students from high schools and colleges, including those who’ve endured the rigors of professional studies in dentistry, engineering, law and medicine, according to the National Center for Education, 2018 statistics. How can one estimate, not their productivity or contribution, but their support of our Republic’s founding documents, and first principles, that make our country the envy of the world? For the sake of making a case, let’s assume half of those graduates, that’s wildly generous, understand and support this remarkable experiment, and have a whit of understanding of the value and myriad benefits of our roots in Western Civilization; and believe socialism’s inimical to all that make America exceptional in this world; and agree that the Eternal God of the Old and New Testament had His hand on us since our beginnings. It begs the question, “What about the other half?” read more

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Dodging Imminent Corruption

by Mike Pyatt

Mike Pyatt

The American population has been pushed into thinking about the 2020 election prematurely by the crowded Left leaning anfractuous Democrat field. The 2016 post election narrative that Trump stole the election persists to this day in congressional halls and by the 24/7 mainstream media peddlers. Hillary’s still the victim. President Trump has drastically changed the economic and political landscape for overall good. The extent and the rapidity of unfolding events has been the great surprise to even the “never trump” stalwarts. That over-hyped forecast of an American nightmare, only in the cranial recesses of the Democrats, never materialized. read more

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Such A Time As This

Mike Pyatt

by Mike Pyatt

While the growing field of 2020 Democrats line up to attempt to unseat President Trump, GOP conservatives salivate at the prospects of watching Democrat fisticuffs until the convention in Milwaukee. Navigating this political minefield, trying to maintain political equilibrium, one must grasp the gravity of this unveiling political theatre. Recall the 2004 dust-up between Democratic hopefuls Senator John Kerry, and Senator Richard Gephardt, that eventually gave Kerry an early nod in the New Hampshire primary? Gephardt faded like a vapor. Kerry’s choice of youthful John Edwards, to take the South, ultimately backfired-Bush prevailed.This field’s like no other. read more

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