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Two years ago I blogged about how the Christian Right- still arguably the biggest segment of American society-has been moved to angry entitlement  because they are no longer venerated and their views less and less the norm in the U. S.

This article followed previous ones I had written about how political correctness as being pushed by the liberal left was encroaching on the lives of conservative Americans.  This movement has escalated to the point that laws have been created enforcing political correctness and punishing those whose values are not in line with a liberal tolerance  of all lifestyles and morality.

So along comes Donald Trump and political correctness be damned. His brand of intolerance takes hate mongering to a level unheard of in our polite American culture -since before the Civil Rights movement of the 60’s. He is a proponent of discriminating against Muslims and deporting them.  He also wants to deport illegal immigrants with a heavy emphasis on immigrants from Mexican heritage to the extent that he wants to build a wall between Mexico and the United States. He has recently gone so far as to say that he will overturn gay marriage laws.

The most shocking result of Trumps outrageous viewpoints is the fact that so many Americans are cheering him on to the point that he is now the front runner in the 2016 Republican Presidential Primaries.

Apparently laws imposing tolerance do not a tolerant America make.

The fact of Trumps meteoric rise to the top of the race for the Whitehouse reveal an ugly truth. The conservative movement has been pushed to its breaking point and it has had enough. The will of the right demands to be the ruling values of the land no matter who is trampled in its wake.

The disappointing fact that the basis for this is Christianity, is especially upsetting. These are not the values of Jesus Christ.  It harkens to the religious right of Jesus’ day- the Hierarchy of the Jewish religion whose quest for power and self-preservation in the Roman culture ultimately lead to the death of the Messiah they had been waiting for.

The verse that comes to mind as I see this revelation of our political climate is:

Hebrews 6:6New Living Translation (NLT)

6 and who then turn away from God. It is impossible to bring such people back to repentance; by rejecting the Son of God, they themselves are nailing him to the cross once again and holding him up to public shame.

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I had the privilege of meeting Former Congressman Ron Paul and hearing him speak at Cal State East Bay in Hayward California today.(http://www.independent.org/multimedia/detail.asp?m=2530) I think I found my soul mate. Too bad that he is happily married and more than a generation older than me, but soul mate nonetheless.

He validated every thought I have had and spoken about in my blogs, and my interviews on Libertarian Counterpoint on the Access Sacramento TV Channel, regarding The U.S. government. Ron Paul is a prophet. If you doubt me google his youtube videos from 2002 (or earlier) and see how many of his predictions have come true.

Truth hurts, therefore prophets are not very popular. That is why the bipartisan Leviathan that is the U.S. government had no place for him. It is well know that the farce that is the Republican Convention was manipulated to eliminate him from the presidential race in 2012. As Dr. Paul is quoted saying “Truth is Treason in the Empire of lies.” The Empire had no room for his brand of truth.

America has had enough of the lies. Today’s speech felt like a revival meeting as thunderous applause followed each truth. I wanted to shout “Hallelujiah!” He spoke about how America has intervened in conflicts around the world that were none of our business. He echoed my thoughts that avoiding the Syrian conflict was due in part to American citizens saying “no”.

He talked about how America has manipulated the conflict in the Ukraine and has put us in a very dangerous position with Russia. He spoke about how other speakers of truth like Edward Snowden are treated like traitors while our own elected officials lie to us.

He spoke about the absurdity of political correctness. See my previous blog. We do not have to agree with everyone and just because you allow people the right to make mistakes doesn’t mean you agree with their behavior. He talked about the danger of the government trying to manage our vices and that prohibition proved that it is a disastrous idea.

He believes the “war on drugs” to be an unmitigated failure. He said that the government propagates the war on drugs by making money on it and then punishes the people it makes money off of.

He said that Obamacare was a big deception and that the government really wanted socialized medicine and should have just presented it as such.

He encouraged us to be like the Amish and Mennonites and “opt out” of the government programs. We have that right.

Our rights are God-given and inalienable and no government has the right to take them away from us according to Dr. Paul.

He believes that the monetary system is a hoax and we are headed to lose our financial power as other countries like China buy up gold and real assets to back up their economies.

The final message he had for those of us who were fortunate enough to meet him in a lovely catered private reception was,” Now that you are enlightened to freedom you need to do something about it. Spread the word. Educate others. Support liberty candidates. Become a liberty candidate.”

And as a final Amen I think of Jesus’ words: “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Thank you Ron Paul for having the courage to speak truth in the Empire of lies.

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Political correctness has reached new heights of absurdity. With the rapidity of a guillotine there is a court of public opinion that is ruling with its reign of power. It is displacing CEOs divesting in Girl Scout cookies and hobby stores , and starving children.

In an American where 1.21 million babies are aborted, cohabiting among unmarried couples is at 48%, and the number of same sex couples has increased by 80% since 2000, there is a new morality. There is a morality that says that a corporation must take the correct stance on same-sex marriage and abortion in order to prosper. They are judged by what legislation they support and by what they invest their pension plans in.

The U.S. tax laws designate corporations as individuals. Apparently, they have been given a soul as well. This soul must be judged and if it is found wanting in its morality, it must be punished by the sanctions of the American people or the threat of sanction. We wage war against those who do not share our morals with the true God of America-the Almighty dollar.

Jesus had a term for this :

Matthew 23:23-25

New Living Translation (NLT)

23 “What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you are careful to tithe even the tiniest income from your herb gardens, but you ignore the more important aspects of the law—justice, mercy, and faith. You should tithe, yes, but do not neglect the more important things. 24 Blind guides! You strain your water so you won’t accidentally swallow a gnat, but you swallow a camel!

In what some would deem truly justifiable sanctions against a corporation, it is worth considering the divestment of corporations in South Africa during Apartheid. Although a seemingly correct moral stance, those who suffered the most were not the corporate heads or government leaders but the innocent black workers of these corporations.

In judging a company based on its investments one is truly “straining a gnat” considering most stock portfolios consist of many corporations which are made up of even more smaller companies. To find fault with one product produced by one company and demonize it-truly takes political correctness to the absurd.

The fact that thousands of “Christians” protest gay marriage by refusing to financially support poor children is a true perversion of Christianity.

I think Jesus had words for you:

Matthew 23:27 New Living Translation (NLT) 27 “What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs—beautiful on the outside but filled on the inside with dead people’s bones and all sorts of impurity.”

If proponents of gay marriage are to be true to their stand- they better get off the internet and turn in all their electronic devices, because nearly all of the Silicon Valley companies supported Prop 8-the California anti-gay marriage initiative at least in part.

When it comes to judging corporations I think that the only solution is to accept the reality that just like humans:

Romans 3:23

All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.