Fisher-Ames (1758-1808) warned his countrymen of the dangers of democracy.
Fisher-Ames (1758-1808) warned his countrymen of the dangers of democracy.

(I’m indebted to one of my long-time heroes, John F. McManus, patriot extraordinaire and the long time President, now President Emeritus, of The John Birch Society, for the inspiration for this article, and I quote freely from his article titled: “A Republic, If You Can Keep It”, published January 18, 2021 in the best and most informative bi-weekly news magazine in this nation—The New American magazine.  (Subscriptions available at JBS. Org., or free with membership in the John Birch Society).

Fisher Ames (1758-1808) served his new nation as a member of the House of Representatives from Massachusetts for the entire eight years that George Washington served as our first President (1789-1797).  Ames, a dedicated patriot, had some cogent—and accurate—observations about “democracy” that need to be dredged from the darkness of liberal mendacity and the perfidy of putrid politicians and mediocre “talking heads” who love to mindlessly prattle about the “glories of our democracy”.  For example, consider the following observations that Fisher Ames left for posterity:

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Lamb Abortion Is Not A Moral Dilemma

“These…things the LORD hates…hands that shed innocent blood…” - Proverbs 6:16-17

“If we acknowledge our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness - 1st John, 1:9 (1599 Geneva Bible)

“As far as the East is from the West, so far has he removed our sins from us.” - Psalm 103:12 (1599 Geneva Bible)

I heard my mother talking with someone she called “doctor”.  Their words were muffled and difficult to understand in my condition.  I heard my mother asking her “doctor” if I would feel any pain.  I heard him reply that he really didn’t know with certainty if I would feel pain or not, but that he was sure that I wouldn’t.  I heard my mother ask her “doctor” whether or not he ever thought about whether people in my condition felt pain when he did the “medical procedure” on them—the same one he was about to do on me.  Her “doctor” seemed to hesitate, and I heard my mother ask him the same question again. 

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What if Jesus had been aborted by His mother?
What if Jesus had been aborted by His mother?

(I’m indebted to the book, What If America Were a Christian Nation Again?, written by my hero of the Christian Faith, the late Rev. D. James Kennedy, with Jerry Newcombe, published in 2003 by Thomas Nelson Publishers in Nashville, Tennessee, for some of the inspiration for this article, and I quote somewhat freely from it.  Most of the words are mine, some are from  Dr. Kennedy.  The original admonitions are from the One who made all things, including THE UNBORN CHILD in its mother’s womb, come to be, and is the One who looks at his created children, points His finger at them—at US—and says SHAME—SHAME ON YOU!  I cringe even as I write this, for how long will THE CREATOR withhold His justice from America?)

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In the first three parts of this series, we’ve been following the travails and the courage of a small band of Northern Cheyenne people, as they bravely decided to leave the harsh and soul-destroying conditions of the reservation in Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) to which they had been forcibly relocated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the U.S. Army, and begin a 1500 mile trek back to their homeland in the territories of Wyoming and Montana.  Having fought several skirmishes and one major battle with the army, by the end of October, 1878, Chief Dull Knife had decided to separate from Chief Little Wolf and  take about 150 of his people, who no longer wanted to try to evade the U.S. Army, and head for Fort Robinson in the northwestern corner of Nebraska, which had been established in 1874 as a base of operations against the Northern Cheyenne and the Lakota Sioux people, where they trusted that the military and the Indian Bureau would provide sufficient supplies to keep them alive.

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Back in 1964, a film titled Cheyenne Autumn was released.  Starring Richard Widmark and Carol Baker, it was an effort, only partly accurate historically, to tell the story that I’ve been trying to tell in Parts 1 & 2 of this series—of the noble attempt on the part of the Northern Cheyenne People to leave their inhospitable Southern reservation in modern-day Oklahoma (then called Indian Territory), into which they had been forced by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the U.S. Army, and return to their homelands in Wyoming and Montana Territory (referred to in history as the Exodus of the Northern Cheyenne).    That these people even had to return to a homeland from which they had been ripped by the forces of “Manifest Destiny” was a dark stain on American history—that some of them actually completed their return was inspiring, a worthy example of the triumph of the human spirit, wherein the desire for freedom can never be quenched.

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

Oxford Dictionary: (noun):  deceitfulness, untrustworthiness;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wise Men Still Seek

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

         

          “Wise men seeking Jesus traveled from afar,

          Guided in their journey by a wondrous star.

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

          For our native country is our holy land.

 

          Prayerful souls may find Him by our quiet lakes,

          Meet Him on our hillsides when the dawning breaks.

          In our fertile wheat fields where the sheaves are bound,

          In our busy markets Jesus may be found.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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(With Apologies to William Shakespeare)

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

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

PATRIOTS, AMERICANS, COUNTRYMEN, LISTEN TO ME.

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

THE EVIL THAT LIBERALS DO LIVES AFTER THEM,

WHEN IT SHOULD BE BURIED WITH THEIR BONES.

SO SHOULD IT BE WITH ALL COLLECTIVISTS. 

THE IGNOBLE BRUTES HAVE TOLD YOU THAT AMERICANISTS ARE DANGEROUS;

THIS IS NOT SO, IT IS A GRIEVOUS FAULT,

AND GRIEVOUSLY HAVE WE BEEN MALIGNED.

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Pyle Lamb

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

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