Education, Liberty, and the Bible


Education, Liberty, and the Bible


By Martin G. Selbrede


The Covenant News ~ February 15, 2009


The turning point: the statist takeover of education
April 20, 1837 represents the end of Americans’ commitment to self-government and education as the shift to centralized state education was set in motion. That day, Horace Mann, the father of public education, became the first secretary of the Massachusetts Board of Education, the first state-supported school system financed by property taxes. He later became secretary of the federal Department of Education and pushed to make education compulsory, humanistic, and insulated from parental influence and control.

Correcting the record on education
There is no compulsory education in Singapore, but their school attendance is 98% and their aggregate literacy shames America’s. Prior to compulsory education in America, 100 million sets of Noah Webster’s Speller were sold in the years after 1783 (this was also a time when scholarships for the poor were pervasive), and the six-volume Eclectic Readers by W.H. McGuffey sold 120 million sets during the decades after 1836. These are astonishing numbers given the US population during that era. Non-compulsory education once gave our nation its highest literacy rates, as documented not only by Alexis de Tocqueville, but also by the study Thomas Jefferson commissioned DuPont to conduct in 1800, which showed national literacy standing at 99.7% (compared to today’s 80% figure for high school graduates, which doesn’t even include the one million dropouts produced every year).

Educational decline
The long downward slide of SAT scores began in 1965. By 1966 the average SAT score had fallen 11 points to 467. By 1970 it fell to 460, and by 1977 it was down to 429. The Boston Globe (8/29/1976) called it “a prolonged and broadscale decline unequaled in US history” and said, “The downward spiral … shows no sign of bottoming out … Educators … have tried to ignore or discount the significance of the decline. At a national conference of school administrators (the decline) was alluded to as the ‘big lie’ being perpetrated against education.” Not surprisingly, SAT scoring was “renormalized” in the mid-1990s so that what was once a score of 450 is now listed anywhere between 500 and 550. William J. Bennett pointed out, “Our worst subject is history. People have heard ad nauseum … the scores of our reading and math. Our kids actually do better in reading and math than they do in history, American history particularly.” In contrast, Christian and home school students excel in reading and math and also understand American history and their place in it.

Is it really a matter of adequate funding?
The myth persists that if parents want better state schools, this can be achieved by increased funding. However, many of the worst schools in the United States receive the largest amount of per-student dollars. The quality of education does not correlate with money spent on it. The reality is that private education is cheaper by far than state education – $4,800/yr vs. $10,000/yr per student on average. Between 1965 and 1968, the Title One program spent a record-breaking $3 billion to compensate for the performance of 6 million disadvantaged children, with the result being that the gap between them and their classmates only worsened.

What about school vouchers?
Because education is a parental function, not a state function (see final section), tax dollars should not be used to pay for it. There are at least eighteen private voucher foundations operating, which have increased supply when demand has risen. When government-funded vouchers were revoked in Milwaukee by court order several weeks into the 1995-96 school year, several million dollars were privately collected in less than a week to allow students to remain in private institutions: proof that private vouchers work. Had American schools been privatized in 1997, the resulting tax cut ($316 billion) would have dwarfed the private vouchers needed ($16 billion), which amounted to less than what Americans gave churches ($100 billion) or higher education ($31 billion). Privatizing schools in 1997 would have saved $316 billion in taxes, released $16 billion for private vouchers, allowing Americans to keep $300 billion of their own money to build their families as they saw fit. Privatization fortifies education and families and allows tax cuts, which are politically more attractive than the tax increases called for by the NEA.

Why public schools avoid competition
If a private school performed like a public schools, it would go out of business. That’s why state schools seek illegitimate protections to prop up their eroding student base. Recent attempts to criminalize home schools in California were temporarily successful until overthrown on appeal in 2008. During trials in the 1980s, church schools were not permitted to enter into evidence the test results of its students on the state’s own tests – the students out-performed state school students by several years. State schools are incapable of competing fairly in the market place; they can only play dirty.

Accreditation & quality of education
The alleged intention of private school regulation is to insure quality of education. But this is simply not true. The state has never been interested in quality. Accreditation is a ruse used by statists to maintain control. H.L. Mencken stated that “The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all; it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed a standard citizenry, to put down dissent and originality.” Public school teachers are required to pass a state approved training program in order to acquire a state license, and this training lacks all elements that established and maintained our strong, free and prosperous society for two centuries: unrevised history, Biblical law, Biblical/Austrian economics & sound money. “Parents rebel against … humanistic state schools. Christian Schools are started and flourish, but … voices … promote the need for accreditation, and they seek the approval of the same corrupt system they abandoned” (Rushdoony). It is enlightening to realize there is no contract between the public and the state concerning educational quality: neither public schools nor their teachers can be sued for delivering an abysmal education: they’re protected because they serve “a compelling state interest,” and such cases will always be dismissed.

Compulsory state-run education & parental forfeiture
The highest percentage of Christian School attendance is from the ranks of the children of public school teachers, whom the Wall Street Journal calls “informed consumers.” Samuel Blumenfeld wrote in 1994 that, “a state school is not a fitting instrument of a parent’s concern, only a parent’s indifference.” Herbert Spencer said state education leads to “annulling all parental responsibilities altogether.” He criticized John Stuart Mill’s distrust of parents: “this alleged incompetency of the people has been the reason assigned for all state interferences whatsoever.” The federal government’s Goals 2000 and Outcome Based Education promotes further intrusion into family life. John Taylor Gatto, New York State Teacher of the Year, exposed the underlying parental forfeiture: “No middle-class parents I have ever met actually believe that their kid’s school is one of the bad ones. Not one single parent in twenty-six years of teaching. That’s amazing, and probably the best testimony to what happens to families when mother and father have been well-schooled themselves.” Most parents take for granted that the state will educate their kids, without questioning what will be taught.

Control of education: key to the culture war
The control of education by the state has a long, ominous history. Emperor Julian of Rome acted against the Christians by decreeing “the classics could only be taught by the pagans, which meant the introduction of pagan teachers into Christian schools. The curriculum had to include anti-Christian works. One such required text was an anti-Christian and forged Acts of Pilate, required reading for all schools” (Rushdoony). Humanists regard the classroom as the place to wage war, as John Dunphy admits: “The classroom must and will become an arena of conflict between the old and the new – the rotting corpse of Christianity, together with all its adjacent evils and misery, and the new faith of humanism, resplendent in its promise of a world in which the never realized Christian ideal of ‘love thy neighbor’ will finally be achieved.”

Do public schools promote liberty or merely control?
The U.S. Supreme Court, in Pierce v. Society of Sisters (1925), held that “The fundamental theory of liberty upon which all governments in this Union repose excludes any general power of the State to standardize its children by forcing them to accept instruction from public teachers only. The child is not the mere creature of the state.” Albert Jay Nock indicted how state education teaches “a superstitious servile reverence for a sacrosanct State,” because such schools were “a leveling agency, prescribing uniform modes of thought, belief, conduct, social deportment, diet, recreation, hygiene; an … inquisitorial body for the enforcement of these prescriptions.” In 1948, Frank Chodorov asked, “Can the tax-paid teacher even hint at the immorality of taxation?” He concluded that “in the full sense of the word, a free school is one that has no truck with the state, via its taxing powers…. What is known as ‘free education’ is the least free of all, for it is a state-owned institution … and cannot possibly be separated from political control…. Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin did not abolish the public school, but, rather, favored it as a necessary integral of their regimes.” In 1970, Frank L. Field said of state schools, “I am proposing: (1) that powerful control over individual behavior is not necessarily evil or antidemocratic; (2) that we already employ great controlling power in education; but (3) that we do so very ineffectively because we try to hide the fact even from ourselves; and finally (4) that when we clearly understand the need for power we will gradually require less of it, because its application will be overt, direct, timely, and hence necessarily more efficient.”

Education for free individuals or state drones?
Sweden’s Prime Minister addressed Swedish children thus: “You don’t go to school to achieve anything personally, but to learn how to function as members of a group.” Roland Huntford said of Sweden that “immense pains are taken to round up the independent and the unwilling.” The old totalitarians used physical coercion to control men; the new totalitarians use state schools for this. As N. M. Butler affirms, “the state is the completion of the life of the individual, and without it he would not wholly live. To inculcate that doctrine should be an aim of all education in a democracy.” Newton Edwards agrees: “Public education … is of government. Power to maintain a system of schools is an attitude of government … as is the police power or the power to administer or to maintain military forces or to tax… The primary function of the public school … is not to confer benefits upon the individual …; the school exists as a state institution because the very existence of civil society demands it.” It would be more honest to say the existence of totalitarian society demands it.

The biggest lobby in Washington: the NEA
The NEA is a huge political force. In 1967, NEA executive secretary Sam Lambert said the “NEA will become a political power second to no other special interest group … with power unmatched by any other organized group in the nation.” Dean Harold Benjamin’s 1950 Report on the Enemy, delivered to the NEA in 1950, proves the organization sees anyone opposed to state-controlled education to be the enemy. By 1984, the NEA’s enemies list grew to book size and included virtually every organization favoring capitalism, Christianity, and/or conservatism.

State schools simply cannot be fixed
Well-meaning activists, unaware of the decay inherent in a state-run system, think of public schools as institutions worthy to be rescued. This is a fiction that plays into the hands of statists anxious to retain power over the education of our children. The state cannot reform education because state involvement is part of the problem. The only way to ensure the liberty that only a well-educated citizenry can maintain is to return to the home/Christian school system that gave us the 99.7% national literacy rate that America enjoyed in 1803.

What does the Bible say about education?
The fact that many Christian pastors place their children in state schools, setting an example their flocks might follow, does not speak well for our situation in America. Deut. 6:6-7 makes clear that education is not only a parental function, it must be anchored in the Word and Law of God. This is what “raising your children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord” (Eph. 6:4) means, a command also directed to the father. In education, children are to be “under the hands of the father” (I Chron. 25:3,6). The phrase “to pass one’s children through the fire to Molech” (Lev. 18:21, etc.) refers to devoting one’s children to the state, to acknowledging the priority of the state, as Rome later insisted. The faithful of all ages reject such claims, proclaiming that “

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Economic Crises and the Bible


Economic Crises and the Bible


By Martin G. Selbrede


The Covenant News ~ November 26, 2008


Original thoughts, with some material adapted from other Chalcedon authors, Matthew Henry, and G. Campbell Morgan

A Nation’s Money: God’s Test for Justice

The Bible ties a nation’s monetary policy to the concept of justice. To God, the two are inseparable. You see how just a society is by examining the foundational nature of its money.

Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, or in measure. Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye have. (Lev. 19:35-36)

Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights, a great and a small. Thou shalt not have in thine house divers measures, a great and a small. But thou shalt have a perfect and just weight, a perfect and just measure shalt thou have…. For all that do such things, and all that do unrighteously, are an abomination unto the Lord thy God. (Deut. 25:13-16)

Ye shall have just balances, and a just ephah, and a just bath. (Ezek. 45:10)

People were forbidden to possess false weights on their person or in their home. Every measure of value (particularly monetary value) was to be just and perfect. They were either a delight or an abomination to God (Prov. 11:1, Prov. 16:11). We live in an age where “the law is slacked” (Hab. 1:4).

We are “partial in the Law” (Mal. 2:9), victims of the great American Christian coma, and so we tolerate the monetary abominations God condemns. America uses fiat money, unbacked by gold or silver, which constitutes the “divers weight and measure” God hates. Measures of value that delight God were criminalized when FDR signed Presidential Executive Order 6102 on April 5, 1933: “All persons are hereby required to deliver on or before May 1, 1933, to a Federal Reserve bank or a branch or agency thereof or to any member bank of the Federal Reserve System all gold coin, gold bullion, and gold certificates now owned by them or coming into their ownership on or before April 28, 1933.” Punishment: up to 10 years of imprisonment and a $10,000 fine. Von Mises wrote that “in the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value. If there were, the government would have to make its holding illegal, as was done in the case of gold. If everyone decided, for example, to convert all his bank deposits to silver or copper, and thereafter declined to accept checks as payment for goods, bank deposits would lose their purchasing power and government-created bank credit would be worthless as a claim on goods. The financial policy of the welfare state requires that there be no way for the owners of wealth to protect themselves. This is the shabby secret of the welfare statists’ tirades against gold. If one grasps this, one has no difficulty in understanding the statists’ antagonism toward the gold standard.”

A surprise discovery in Micah

The prophet Micah defines money held in unjust forms (fiat paper money like the U.S. dollar) as “the treasures of wickedness.” “False measures are called the treasures of wickedness, the essential means of falsifying the life of a society” (Rushdoony). Micah’s claim occurs in a highly quoted Old Testament verse, Micah 6:8: “He has shown thee, O man, what is good, and what doth the Lord require of thee, to do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with thy God.” Pastors routinely sever this verse from its context (justice and money). It’s universally quoted yet universally misunderstood.

“He has shown thee, o man, what is good…” God has shown us: we don’t have to create new policies. What is good and just has been spelled out. Micah speaks to all men (“O man”) – not just to Jews, but to Gentiles and to us today.

“…and what doth the Lord require of thee…” What is good is what the Lord requires of us. What God requires is for our good and achieves good personally and culturally. What is required has been shown to us: it is not up in the air; it is not in the New Testament (or the verse would have used the future tense, “He will show thee, o man, what is good…”). God has shown, past tense, in the Old Testament.

“… to do justly…” Here is the crux of the entire matter. The Lord requires us to do justly. And He has already shown what this means – in His Law. Pastors too often amputate this verse from its context, but Micah is simply reasserting Deut. 16:20, which literally reads, “Justice, justice, shalt thou do!”

“… to love mercy and to walk humbly with thy God.” Because pastors seem to nail “mercy” and “walking humbly with God” in sermons, giving them “a strong finish,” the flock rarely detects the weak exposition that “to do justly” receives.

The forgotten context of that Micah passage

Micah 6:9 reads “The Lord’s voice crieth unto the city, and the man of wisdom shall see Thy Name: hear ye the rod, and who hath appointed it.” It’s a serious situation: God is already crying out to the city, voicing a warning, and men of wisdom hear it and discern God’s name in it: “Hear ye the rod, and Who hath appointed it.” A few men of wisdom foresaw the Lord’s Name in America’s looming financial judgments decades in advance, hearing the rod while it was yet afar off. “Hear ye the rod” means every rod has a voice – God never executes judgment without giving the reason for it (Ps. 119:67, 71). Why should a rod be appointed for us? The next verses explain why America has earned its appointment.

Micah 6:10-11: “Are there yet the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and the scant measure that is abominable? Shall I count them pure with the wicked balances, and with the bag of deceitful weights?” These four concepts explain one another. Deceitful weights involve wicked balances resulting in the scant measure which constitute treasures of wickedness. Fiat currencies are not only abominable and unjust, they are also treasures of wickedness. The bag equates to today’s wallets, bank accounts, savings accounts, and treasuries. What is in our bags today? Deceitful weights! No wonder Noah Webster described legal tender laws (which force people to accept fiat paper currencies in lieu of gold or silver) as “the devil in the flesh.”

Micah informs the people who use fiat money that “Thou shalt eat but not be satisfied: and thy casting down shall be in the midst of thee…” (v. 14). The origin of the destruction of a nation is in the midst of thee: the nation will be broken and ruined by internal crises. God can cast down a nation from the inside. National defense can protect a country’s borders from external invasion, but it cannot protect from destruction from within, the form that this particular rod of God will take.

A long-standing, multi-generational problem

The cause of a nation’s judgment is revealed in Micah 6:16: “For the statutes of Omri are kept, and all the works of the house of Ahab….” The word For at the beginning is equivalent to Because. The laws and policies of previous administrations in Israel’s past were a primary cause of the threatened internal ruin. Omri and Ahab, kings long gone, still worked their political poison, having established wickedness by law (the statutes of Omri). “The wicked frame mischief using law” (Ps. 94:20).

God’s Law has no statute of limitations. It was irrelevant that Israeli practices seemed to stand the test of time, for God had not waived the land Sabbath law (which He enforced after 490 years of Israel violating it). God is longsuffering but won’t ignore long-standing defiance of His Law.

Ahab mixed Baal worship with Jehovah worship. Today’s politicians are expected to follow Baal on the job and the Lord in private. But as Elijah said, if Jehovah be God, follow Him! To do so, we must abandon our love for the treasures of wickedness that unjust weights give us. This means working to restore honest currency tied to specie metals, and no longer transmitting the corrupt statutes of our past onto our posterity.

Where have all the shepherds gone?

“Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? They hold fast deceit, they refuse to return” (Jer. 8:5). We Americans are similarly deceived.

Jeremiah faced antinomianism (rejection of God’s laws) disguised as a respect for God’s Law! “How do ye say, We are wise, and the law of the Lord is with us? Lo, certainly in vain made He it: the pen of the scribes is in vain. The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: lo, they have rejected the word of the Lord; and what wisdom is in them?” (Jer. 8:8-9). Literally: “Behold, the false pen of the scribes hath wrought falsely.” Antinomianism was cloaked in feigned respect for God’s Law, as today. (See paper on Theology.)

“For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace” (Jer. 8:11). Today’s pulpits have largely been silent about the treasures of wickedness. “For the pastors have become brutish, and have not sought the Lord: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered” (Jer. 10:22).

National sins are individual sins writ large

Jeremiah 9 speaks to the nation. But the prophet switches focus to the individuals comprising the nation. “Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches…” (Jer. 9:23). Though Israel had kings and governors, responsibility is laid on her citizens. National sins fall back on us.

The loss and recovery of God’s message in lawless times

Note the peculiar wording in Jer. 22:13: “Woe unto him that buildeth his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers by wrong; that useth his neighbour’s service without wages, and giveth him not for his work…” One would have expected laborer, not neighbor! It is the neighbor’s services that are being extracted without wages being involved, with the ruler not giving his neighbors anything for the work he receives.

This mirrors our modern tax code and the hidden taxes that monetary inflation inflicts. Monetary inflation (the devaluing of currency through fractional reserve banking and other means) perpetuates unjust weights in a culture.

“I spake unto thee in thy prosperity; but thou saidst, I will not hear” (Jer. 22:21). Nations are warned in the midst of prosperity, but refuse to hear. Jeremiah, seeking anyone who might listen, cries to the earth itself: “O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the Lord!” (Jer. 22:29). None listened while the rod was distant. The punishments came after seven years.

“For both prophet and priest are profane; yeah, in my house have I found their wickedness, saith the Lord” (Jer. 23:11). These pastors refused to address the issue of justice biblically, using the language of orthodoxy yet rejecting His Law. They “have rejected the word of the Lord; and what wisdom is in them?” (Jer. 8:9b). Unanchored by God’s Law, the personal opinions of pastors are worthless and dangerous.

In Jer. 23:16, Jeremiah warns that the nation’s teachers “make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the Lord.” They leaned on their own thinking, and thus they lowered the nation’s moral standards. Many got their message by observing the times. But no godly teacher ever finds his message by observing the times he lives in. He declares God’s word to the times for their correction.

Jer. 23:30: “Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith the Lord, that steal my words every one from his neighbour.” The prophets that steal my words from their neighbors are those who refuse to apply God’s Law, God’s justice, to their situation. Antinomianism, the “slacking of the Law” (Hab. 1:4), is stealing God’s words from our neighbors.

A truly Levitical ministry delivers radically different results: “[various leaders] and the Levites, caused the people to understand the law: and the people stood in their place. So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading” (Neh. 8:7-8). “And all the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great mirth, because they had understood the words that were declared unto them.” The people rejoice at having had God’s words not stolen from them, but read to them distinctly, with their leaders giving the sense, so the people are caused to understand the reading.

The litmus test

“I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran…. But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings” (Jer. 23:21-22).

Jeremiah is saying that the proof of the leaders’ faithfulness to God’s word is measured by God’s people repenting and changing their course. All the leaders had to do was to stand in God’s counsel (accept God’s Word as authoritative and act accordingly) and to cause God’s people to hear God’s words (following the pattern of Nehemiah 8). The failure of American Christians to even lift a finger to address the treasures of wickedness (spawned by our fiat monetary policy and lodging unchallenged in our shrinking bank accounts) is strong proof that our pastors do not stand in God’s counsel, nor do they cause God’s words to be heard by the people.

Faithful preaching causes a turnaround in the peoples’ lives. The people of God then work to be part of the long-term effort to overhaul their nation’s monetary system, working for just weights and measures that delight the Lord, not money that repels Him. (Just putting the words In God We Trust on coins that God regards as abominations is a brazen provocation against Him; it is to spit in His eye – see Taxation paper.) Even the first step down this road toward justice receives the blessing of God (Hag. 1:12-13).

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National Defense and the Bible


National Defense and the Bible


By Martin G. Selbrede


The Covenant News ~ February 01, 2009


Is war Biblical?

We can find hope in Isaiah’s prophecy that as the knowledge of the Lord continues to flow over the earth, the nations will flow into His kingdom desiring to be instructed out of God’s Law how to walk in His paths (Isa. 2:2-4). As a result, “nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore,” securing “an abundance of peace that shall endure until the moon be no more” (Psalm 72:7). Although war will continue to be a part of life under the curse on our fallen planet until the fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy, we are not left without guidance in this area, as God has much to say about it throughout Scripture.

“Just War” theory:
There is a popular tradition, developed from Augustine through Thomas Aquinas to the present, that attempts to set forth the parameters for a just war. Some of this reasoning holds biblical water, and some of it does not. This paper affirms the biblical parameters solely and owes nothing to the traditional construction, except where it intersects the Scriptures. Augustine was steeped in Aristotle and humanistic ethics and didn’t entirely shake their influence, but we should be able to do better.

Self defense:
Although some Christians decry all war, even defensive war within our nation’s boundaries after those boundaries have been violated, the failure of the civil magistrate (or in modern terms, the civil government) to defend its citizens from invading attackers is a transgression of God’s eternal law. We are commanded, “Thou shalt not stand idly by the blood of thy neighbor” (Lev. 19:16). Psalm 50 further expands on the idea of “standing idly by,” indicating that it constitutes actual consent to the evil being perpetrated. And to consent to murder is regarded by God as being a party to that murder, based on (1) Psalm 50:18’s elaboration of Lev. 19:16; (2) Saul of Tarsus’s consent to Stephen’s stoning at Acts 8:1 and his later application of this law to himself at Acts 22:20 when he confessed that “when the blood of thy martyr Stephen was shed, I also was standing by, and consenting unto his death” (to stand by Stephen’s blood was to consent to his death); (3) Christ’s charge to the scribes that, “you consent to the deeds of your fathers, for they killed the prophets and you build their tombs” (Luke 11:48 ESV), which is the ground upon which He added, “the blood of all the prophets shed from the foundation of the world will be charged against you” (Luke 11:50 ESV), proving that consent to murder is to be party to murder, for which reason Christ imposed the penalty for murder on the consenters in this passage. It further follows that to fail to defend oneself is to consent to and be a party to one’s own suicide, for (1) we are not to stand idly by the blood of our neighbor, and (2) we are to love our neighbors as ourselves; therefore, (3) we are not to stand idly by our own blood. The only exception is when we lay our lives down to save another (evidencing the greatest love possible in so doing).

War according to God’s Law

The Bible provides the moral parameters for self-defense at the national level.

The civil magistrate & internal justice:
Rom. 13:4 speaks of the sword wielded by the civil magistrate that is to be a terror to evildoers. The context and wording limit precisely where that sword can act: inside the borders of the nation. The sword does not have international scope, because the sword of the other nation was just as fully appointed to execute justice on its own citizens (the precise teaching of this verse). The word for sword in Greek is machaira, the Roman short sword used for execution of Roman citizens inside the empire’s borders. Paul himself was killed by one. This sword is the biblical symbol for internal justice.

Foreign conflict:
Rom. 13:4, Gen. 14:14-16, and Esther 9:2ff have been appealed to as justifying other than defensive war. Rom. 13:4 was examined above. In Gen. 14 Abram launches a private rescue of a kidnap victim (his nephew Lot) and restores stolen property, while in Esther 9 the certainty of the coming attack is backed by the king’s irrevocable order and is thus entirely actual, not merely hypothetical. The truth is that the Bible forbids a nation from having the apparatus necessary to launch a foreign war. Deut. 17:6 forbids the king from “multiplying horses to himself,” which in that culture banned the capability of conducting foreign war because a cavalry was needed to invade foreign lands, whereas an infantry (Ex. 17:9-10, Num. 1:2-3) was more than adequate to defend the homeland from outside attacks. On the principle that “the things that happened to them [Israel] are examples written down as warnings for us” (I Cor. 10:11), we must remember that all of Israel’s military campaigns that she initiated independent of God failed and that all of Israel’s legitimate wars were either defensive or involved the unique one-time disinheritance of Canaan (where God destroyed societies that had become exceedingly wicked after having rejected Him completely over many generations; God warned Israel: “Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you: … and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants,” Lev. 18:24-25). The greatest and most righteous king in Israel’s entire history, Josiah, was killed when he mounted a preemptive war against Neco II, Pharaoh of Egypt. In terms of domestic policy, Josiah did everything required in God’s Law, putting in place the most amazing religious reformation Israel ever experienced. His undoing came when he indulged the presumption that military aggression against Egypt for the purpose of aiding Carchemish was a legitimate action. The tragic tale unwinds at 2 Chron. 35:20-25, where we learn that all the good Josiah had accomplished within Israel (2 Chron. 34:1-35:19) was undone by his initiation of this biblically unjustifiable war. He died, and his nation went into exile shortly thereafter, ironically at the hand of a nation other than the one Josiah had wrongly feared as being a threat to Israel.

Limitations on how war is waged:
God’s Law articulates detailed instructions for waging defensive war that forbid total war and wanton destruction. Deut. 20:19-20 specifies that even fruit trees and nesting birds must be protected in a military campaign. General Sherman’s campaigns against civilians and property during the Civil War were a deliberate breaking of these laws. In the mid-20th century, America set the minimum age for soldiers at 18 years, violating God’s command in Num. 1:3 that the minimum age to wage war is 20 years old. In these cases and others, American actions set ungodly precedents that she and other disobedient nations now continue routinely to follow.

Conduct of soldiers:
We read at Deut. 23:9 that when soldiers are called to action, they are “to keep from every wicked thing,” to be extra punctilious to avoid evil actions, for the military camp is holy (v. 14). John the Baptist used this law to instruct soldiers in personal righteousness (Luke 3:14).

Modern War Policy

Modern states engage in power politics, power balancing, socalled “Realpolitik,” to secure manipulative goals that are biblically illegitimate. A prime example of the Bible’s repudiation of such policies is provided at 2 Kings 13:14-19, wherein Elisha gave Joash the God-guaranteed opportunity to fully defeat invading Syria in five or six military campaigns (symbolized by Joash driving five or six arrows into the ground, each arrow symbolizing a military victory). Joash deliberately drove only three arrows into the ground, choosing not to defeat Syria but to keep it intact as a buffer state against Assyria, on the other side of Syria. Joash was playing modern power politics, and Elisha condemned his manipulation in the harshest terms possible (in fact, Elisha was furious with him, vs. 19). In other words, fear of Assyria motivated Joash’s refusal to fear God and do what was right, motivated him to act in terms of international politics and power balances rather than to trust and obey God in the interest of his own people. His fear of Assyria revealed his disbelief that God alone is sovereign, and was unfounded in light of God’s commandment that all nations, as nations, are to become Christ’s disciples (Psalm 22:27, Isa. 45:22-23, Matt. 28:18-20). In Isa. 19:23-25, the prophet foretells the future conversion of Israel’s two bitter enemies, Egypt and Assyria, putting them on an equal footing with Israel as followers of God; Paul elaborates on this in Rom 11:25-26.

National armed forces:
Lev. 26:6 informs us that when a nation keeps God’s law, “the sword shall not go through your land.” The citizens’ militia referred to in the Second Amendment was based on biblical precedents followed by ancient Israel when her kings were not apostate (e.g., 1 Sam. 11:8). America today needs the large number of armed forces we have because we have forsaken God, exchanging divine sovereignty for state sovereignty (Jer. 2:11) and self-reliance for reliance on the state (a vastly more costly and less effective course). And to this, Scripture attaches a curse: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man, who makes flesh his arm” (Jer. 17:5). The verse concludes by calling such an attitude “turning our heart away from the Lord.” It takes strength of character to keep one’s heart stayed on God, as the scribe Ezra testified when he led a perilous expedition to Jerusalem: “I was ashamed to ask the king for soldiers and horsemen to protect us from enemies on the road, because we had told the king, ‘The gracious hand of our God is on everyone who looks to him, but his great anger is against all who forsake him.’” (Ezra 8:22). God protects the nation that leans on Him (Isa. 4:5: “upon all the glory shall be a defence”) while calling upon the civil magistrate to exercise its rightful jurisdiction inside the nation’s borders. “Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain” (Ps. 127:1), for “horses and chariots” aren’t sufficient protection (Psalm 20:7).

Global war on terror:
Biblical law offers nations a basis for establishing extradition treaties for the pursuit of justice and prosecution of criminals crossing international borders. Extradition treaties exist primarily because nations recognize one another’s spheres as inviolable, and because their signatories share a common notion of justice sufficient to undergird such treaties. America’s pursuit of terrorists across international borders undercuts the basis for establishing biblical extradition treaties in the future. Christians are commanded not to fear anyone or anything but God and by so doing are set free (Heb. 2:15) to think and act toward furthering Christ’s kingdom. When we wage war based on fear of terror, which is an abstraction and not an actual enemy, we disobey God’s Law, risk interfering with Christ’s redemptive work on Earth, and remove our nation from His protection and covering.

The way to peace:
Most modern nations transgress God’s Law by both maintaining the forbidden means of making war for purposes other than national self defense, and by seeking their own ends. This will never bring about peace. The only way to end international warfare is by spreading God’s Law into all lands and making disciples of all nations through proclaiming the gospel (Isa. 2:2-4, Matt. 28:18-20). Zech. 9:9-10 tells us that the Messiah “shall speak peace to the nations.” Since all power on heaven and earth is given unto Jesus Christ (Matt. 28:18), the strongest defense for any nation is to obey Him. “Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit, saith the Lord” (Zech. 4:6). Psalm 127, which is actually about national defense, teaches that godly homes and children (likened to arrows) are a nation’s best defense, so that “the sword shall not go through your land” (Lev. 26:6). Psalm 2 puts it very clearly: “Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry and you be destroyed in your way, for His wrath can flare up in a moment. Blessed are all who take refuge in Him.” No wise and God-fearing nation would knowingly desire to stand in opposition to the Messiah’s omnipotent work by engaging in international conflicts and wars. Any nation that recognizes its true King, and obeys its true King, will liberate itself from the enslaving doctrines of international power politics and international wars. One day, “the kingdoms of this world shall become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever” (Rev. 11:15). Godliness and national obedience are by far the strongest defense for any country.

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A Dark Nation In Dark Times


A Dark Nation In Dark Times


By Sheriff Jim R. Schwiesow, Ret.


The Covenant News ~ February 09, 2009


It is a time of retribution – a time as dark and dismal as of the rivers Acheron and Styx in Hades. The United States has slipped into the end of its days afflicted with festering pustules of iniquity and in the grip of arrogant Godless men who serve dark demonic spirits; the nation hurtles toward its final and inevitable end.

I don’t know about others, but I have quickly tired of the ubiquitous presence of Barack Obama. Though I had no more regard for George W. Bush than I do for Mr. Obama I do have to admit that Mr. Bush’s disinclination to television omnipresence was indeed a virtue. In three short weeks Obama, by contrast, has become a proverbial pain in the lower physical region – a flaming narcissist his every move, his every word, and his phony whimsical man of the people facade has quickly worn thin. Though he is in love with himself and fancies himself as another Abraham Lincoln, he is in reality just an inexperienced untried and untested wet behind the ears ordinary man with no exceptional gifts other than being a very good socialist snake oil salesman.

The obsequious loons of the national media, who are largely responsible for Mr. Obama’s election, have convinced this brash and bold neophyte that he is a god worthy of worship and destined for greatness. Colloquial television appearances and glib utterances do not a statesman make. Barack Obama is destined all right, but he is not destined to greatness.

We can expect wild excesses of socialism under President Obama and his comrades of the effete Democrat Party. Bolstered by the ignorant minions who view him as a savior Barack Hussein Obama has been given Carte Blanch to transition the nation from a capitalist republic to a totalitarian socialist state.

I have previously written that the Republicans, by their own hand, have been rendered impotent and ineffectual. They have become increasingly irrelevant in regard to setting a moral and honorable course for the nation. Falsely believing that they are dealing with estimable people of an opposite party they have failed to plumb the depths of the nastiness of the socialist heart.

Despite the fact that Republicans have been able to observe the works and mark the words of the likes of Ted Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Al Gore, Barney Frank, Joe Biden and those of George Cloony, Susan Sarandon, Leonardo Di Caprio, Michael Moore, and the other socialist lunatics of the entertainment industry and the congress they just never learn. They seem to be incapable of discerning the dark spirit of the socialist mind. If the actions of the aforementioned and of such groups as PETA, The Green Groups, and other socialist radical collectives have not educated them to the meanness, blackness and nastiness of the socialist psyche then there is no hope for them.

It is clear that George W. Bush pushed the nation far down the road toward destruction and it is equally clear that President Obama will most assuredly finish it off. His actions out of the gate portend bad times for the nation. He quickly established that his campaign promises were as piecrusts, made to be broken. This was not a surprise as collectively politicians are inveterate liars, but aside from his lies this one has a darkly foreboding potential. He appears to be the select of the dark world and the devil, who sets the course of the nations, has seemingly cloaked him with an invincibility that delivers him from accountability for his words and actions and protection from those who oppose him.

One of the new president’s first acts was to sign an order removing the restriction prohibiting the use of American taxpayer monies to fund international contraception and abortion. During his campaign Obama promised that he would work to reduce abortions, those who believed him should be ashamed of their own stupidity and gullibility, they are now on the hook for millions to export abortion to foreign nations.

For those who write to me to take issue with my characterization of Obama as a killer of babies, I will amend that characterization and say that he helps to enable the killing of babies through proxies. Mr. Obama was one of a handful in congress to advocate for the premeditated murder of fully developed babies by partial birth abortion, a euphemism for murder that apparently sooths the conscience of those who endorse infanticide. And now he finances the slaying of babies’ world wide and forces U.S. taxpayers, including those who execrate and despise this vile and evil practice, to fund such killings.

Requital For An Iniquitous Nation:

“Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.

Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.

From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrefying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.” Isaiah 1:4-6

I have previously written that much of Old Testament prophecy is not specific to the time that it was written, but is oft times a divinely given revelation of the events of the final days. The foregoing written word of Isaiah most certainly is applicable to the United States and identifies our nation today in precise detail.

That the nation is filthy in sin cannot be denied we are mired in evil, immorality, injustice, unfairness and wickedness. That we revel in the perversions and immoral practices that are promoted, endorsed and protected by our government and our courts also cannot be contradicted. That such is not recognized and condemned by our spiritual leaders, but rather is excused, justified, condoned and supported by the same speaks to an end time apostate church.

We have spread the seeds of evil unto other nations and have exported corrosive values and practices. Our entertainment industry had propagated a soul-searing and perverse influence through films, music and electronic games. All of which advance and encourage promiscuous sex, drug use, gratuitous violence, unnatural acts, and occultist practices. Surely we are an international propagator of sin.

We have corrupted our children and allowed them to be inculcated in our schools and institutions with socialist doctrine, ignorant political correctness and existential teachings. The fundamental educational curriculums – the basics – have been replaced by political and social indoctrination. Our kids may not be smart, but they sure do feel good about themselves.

We deny the sovereignty of the Eternal, blaspheme His name, mock His word, reject His justice and dishonor His Son, and then have the audacity to invoke His blessing upon our filthy fallen nation. He is LORD and will not be mocked we ought to tremble in fear in the face of His power and might and drop to our knees in shame and repentance.

The whole head (our leadership) is sick. From the sole of the foot (our people) even unto the foot there is no soundness (goodness). The whole of the nation is putrid and a stench in the nostrils of the Creator.

Our political leaders are corrupt; a lack of spiritual integrity has rendered them faint of heart and dull of mind. They blunder about aimlessly and lead the nation onto purposeless paths and dead end endeavors.

Politics American Style

To serve in congress is now a sure route to riches. All one has to do upon being elected is to sell his, or her, integrity and plunge into a giddy world of you feather my nest and I’ll feather yours mentality. It is Washington politics and it is rotten. A favor here and a favor there is worth a mansion here a vacation home there not to mention expensive gifts, vacations and bank endowments. Add to that a not too shabby salary, expense paid junkets, free country club type perks, free medical care, magnificent retirement packages and all the quid pro quo political contributions needed to assure one of lifetime tenure. If one can live with his, or her, conscience one has a pretty nice setup. And from my perspective there seems to be no conscience stricken opposition to the cushy setup for these so-called servants of the people.

President Obama has certainly lived up to my expectations. Campaign promises were quickly cast aside and forgotten. During the campaign he gave his word that he would appoint no lobbyists to his administration. It was one of those piecrust promises and quickly forgotten as he appointed three lobbyists and as many tax cheats. If George Bush had done such the roof would have fallen upon him, there would have been months of investigations and severe censorship in the media. Remember now that Mr. Obama has been endowed with invincibility. When he blunders, and everything he has done to date has been a blunder, his media guardians will immediately close ranks with him and bear him up on golden pillows. This man appears to be untouchable, and it is not Lincoln who whispers into his ear.

I have previously opined that everything President Barack Obama turns his hand to will come to naught. His every endeavor will fail and his every action will move the country inexorably to a final climactic devastation. As I write he pushes a deeply spiritually obtuse congress to pass a nearly one trillion dollars so-called economic stimulus bill. If the bill passes, and it most surely will as he has the socialist votes in congress to assure its passage, he will have set in motion an irreversible series of events that will bring the nation to it knees. Our fate will have been sealed.

The nation is already deeply in hock and has used its taxpayer citizens as collateral for huge international loans. We are living a hand to mouth existence and have reached the limits of our borrowing abilities. We will be forced to crank up the printing machines and runaway inflation will ensue. For each little spurt of optimism there will follow a number of reverses. The economy will collapse and the social upheaval that follows will set into motion a series of prophetic events that will finish off the nation.

The Nation Is Doomed – You Do Not Have To Suffer That Fate

He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

Collectively this nation, the United States of America, is spiritually dead and condemned. But, you – dear reader – do not have to share that fate. Be not anxious, GOD has provide a way out and that way is the Lord Jesus Christ.

“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4:12

Believe and be delivered.


Jim Schwiesow is a retired sheriff with 46 years of law enforcement service. He served with the Unites States Army with the occupation forces in post war Berlin, Germany, and has a total of nine years of military service, which includes six years in the U.S. Army Reserve.

His law enforcement service includes: three years in the military police, fifteen years as an Iowa municipal police officer, and twenty-eight years as the duly elected sheriff of Sioux County, Iowa.

Jim has written a number of articles, which have been published in various professional law enforcement journals.

He can be reached at jimr@orangecitycomm.net
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Weighed And Found Wanting


Weighed And Found Wanting


By Jim R. Schwiesow


The Covenant News ~ December 15, 2008


    Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin

    To sin by silence when we should protest makes cowards out of men
    –Ella Wheeler Wilcox

At The Gates Of Perdition

On January 20th upwards of four million Americans are expected to gather in the nation’s capitol to celebrate the swearing in to Presidential Office of the one that they have anointed as their savior, and to drink of the golden vessels containing the fruits of the victory of their exalted elect and praise the secular gods of this nation.

In solemnization reminiscent of the great celebratory spectacles of the Third Reich four million voices will be raised in adulation to the greatest con man to grace the political scene in the history of the nation, a seeming apparition without credentials who wandered onto the American political landscape ostensibly out of nowhere, and who has – along with his wife – expressed only a deep abiding disdain for the traditions and values of the Republic of which he is an unverified part. Unable to produce a certificate of birth he appears to be a stateless nomad. No records were produced by his campaign to confirm his place of birth or the name by which he was registered at Columbia University. His academic registers are as blank as his record of political accomplishments and as vacuous as his promises.

How is it, one might ask, that such a man could be elected to the Office of Presidency of the United States? The answer is easy the level of ignorance in this nation has reached a saturation point that brings a flush of shame to the countenance of knowledgeable thinking Americans. A solid majority of those who voted for this king of prestidigitation have a cognition level of near zero. Poll after poll has revealed that his most rabid supporters were so intelligence deprived that they had barely the ability to comprehend or communicate at a fourth grade level.

When queried, these were unable to supply the most basic information about their nation, its origins or its governing institutions. Most could not name their elected representatives, they could not name any of the cabinet members, they did not know the powers and functions of the three branches of government in fact they didn’t know that there were three branches of government, their knowledge of the Constitution was nil, and they couldn’t differentiate between the revolutionary and the civil war. The Electoral College is a mystery to them and when the campaign programs of their candidate’s opponent were put to them they inaccurately identified these as the platform of their own preferential candidate. Their abysmal ignorance extended to their own home localities, the majority could not name their mayors or their governors, and about international issues and personages they had not a clue.

These mentally challenged souls, products of a perverted education system, do not view the inauguration as a swearing in of a president, they view it as the coronation of a great and benevolent king. They actually believe that they have in the person of Barak Obama a worshipful savior who will deliver them from the obligations that accrue to their status as citizens. They now expect that they will be able to tell their creditors to go fly a kite, that they will be disengaged from mortgage and rental payment obligations, that food will magically appear on their plates and that medical, educational, and a host of other services will be free, paid for – they hope – by those who voted against their chosen one. I wish that I could state that this was written satirically, but unfortunately I cannot.

Ah! You say, but what about those of academia, the national media and the entertainment community who so fanatically supported Obama as a messiah and potential savior of the nation? Surely these are not ignorant. To this I would say that to be able to comprehend and to understand and profit from experience one must be possessed of two mental attributes, general knowledge and guiding commonsense. Many of the former have knowledge, but are sadly lacking and direfully short of an ability to make sound practical judgments, in short they have not a lick of common sense. They, like those who are deficient of both knowledge and commonsense, are the product of an education system that indoctrinates rather than educates. It was indeed an unholy alliance of the dimwitted and the deceived that put this man into office.

Sick Souls – Sick Ways – A Sick Nation

This week a number of grim news stories appeared that very prominently pointed up the increasingly perverse and depraved nature of a significant portion of the population of this country.

The first of these had to do with a male pedestrian who was struck by a hit and run driver, and then laid along the roadside for hours in plain sight and expired from his injuries while thousands of vehicles passed by, the drivers of which neither stopped to render assistance or bothered to phone in a report of the injured man to public safety authorities. This coldness and lack of compassion defies an explanation except to say that the majority of our people are seared of conscience and lack even a smidgeon of awareness and sympathy for another’s suffering. The blood of this unfortunate man stains the souls of those who had no pity for a fellow human being.

In Florida a teenager committed suicide in full view of thousands who watched him on their computers, via his web cam, as he progressed through the stages leading to his death from a deliberate ingestion of prescription pharmaceutical drugs. The watchers were enthralled by the young man’s macabre progression from cognizance to stupor then to a comatose state and finally into the hands of the grim reaper. Some of the watchers exhorted him on in his grim departure from life. For ten hours they urged him to continue with his suicide endeavor with taunts of, “Take more that is not enough to kill you” and “Go ahead and do it”. That such as these claim membership in the human race is discordant with reason or logic. They have more affinity with the evil spirits of the demon world, their apparent mentors in life, than they do with the human race.

What has happened to human decency? In Long Island, New York a young temporary worker who had been assigned to security duties at a Wal-Mart Store was stomped and trampled to death by a “Black Friday” rabble of wild-eyed so-called shoppers with the mentality of a herd of hollow-horned ruminants with mad cow disease.

As the young man prepared to unlock the doors for the day’s business nearly two thousand of these half-wits surged forward and burst through the doors ripping them from their hinges and shattering the glass. Then with the intensity of a herd of demented bulls with the smell of blood in their nostrils they trampled to death this young man who was trying to shield a pregnant woman from the savagery of their onslaught. To add to their ignominy they roared around the store, in the likeness of sanity deprived Neanderthals, filling their carts while totally ignoring the suffering of the injured and the endeavors of the rescue people.

After describing the wretched event a TV station invited listeners to call in. I tuned out quickly with the strains of a whiney woman’s comment that it was all Wal-Mart’s fault echoing in my ears. Lord deliver us from such in the coming time of retribution.

A recent news report of a survey of thirty thousand high school seniors disclosed that eighty percent of them admitted to cheating and lying, sixty-four percent admitted to cheating on tests, and thirty percent admitted to stealing from stores. Another new report just out indicates that one in five young adults in this country have serious personality disorders that interfere with their daily lives. One has to wonder where these young people acquired their values and their mental disturbances. Was it at home or in the schools? And what part did the church play in their lives, if any?

A Just Recompense

Following is the prophesy of Nahum given unto Nineveh of Assyria prior to the complete destruction of that great city by the Eternal Most High God. Think not that such Biblical prophesy is confined strictly to whom it was originally addressed, in this case the Assyrian residents of the capitol city Nineveh. It instead identifies God’s wrath upon a people of depraved hearts and minds, worshippers of the lusts of the flesh rather than worshippers of GOD, and our people fit the bill of particulars perfectly in this regard.

“Behold, I am against you,” says the LORD of hosts; I will lift your skirts over your face, I will show the nations your nakedness, And the kingdoms your shame. I will cast abominable filth upon you, make you vile, and make you a spectacle. It shall come to pass that all who look upon you will flee from you, and say, Nineveh is laid waste! Who will bemoan her?” Nahum 3:5-7

The sack of the city of Nineveh by the Babylonians and Medes in 612 BC effectively put an end to the Assyrian Empire; and, although some of its sections were later inhabited, Nineveh never again regained it power and affluence. Take heed – a similar fate waits this nation

“Behold, I am against you,” says the LORD of hosts, “I will burn your chariots in smoke, and the sword shall devour your young lions; I will cut off your prey from the earth, and the voice of your messengers shall be heard no more.”


Jim Schwiesow is a retired sheriff with 46 years of law enforcement service. He served with the Unites States Army with the occupation forces in post war Berlin, Germany, and has a total of nine years of military service, which includes six years in the U.S. Army Reserve.

His law enforcement service includes: three years in the military police, fifteen years as an Iowa municipal police officer, and twenty-eight years as the duly elected sheriff of Sioux County, Iowa.

Jim has written a number of articles, which have been published in various professional law enforcement journals.

He can be reached at jimr@orangecitycomm.net
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Spiritually Dead And Condemned


Spiritually Dead And Condemned


By Sheriff Jim R. Schwiesow, Ret.


The Covenant News ~ January 21, 2009


“And the rest of men who were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: Neither repented they of their murders, nor their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.” –Revelation 9:20-21

It occurs to me that at least ninety percent of the people of the United States actually believe the following myths and fairy tales: That George W. Bush is a Christian, that Barack Obama is a Christian and the savior who will deliver the people and the nation from the effects of a half century and more of morally corrupt behavior, that Rick Warren is a Christian, that the economy will recover from a criminally induced collapse, that the courts actually dispense justice, that the Constitution is immutable, that the government is of the people and serves the people, that the members of congress are selfless servants who never use their position to greedily accumulate wealth and power, that the United States and its military are always righteous and never the aggressor, that the United States is still a Republic rather than a Social Democracy, that the national media reports only truth and fact and upholds the dignity of those on whom they report, that the schools educate rather than indoctrinate, that God is a big loving teddy bear who never exacts a penalty for disobedience or disciplines morally corrupt behavior and that everything in the United States is just hunky-dory since God’s blessings are upon the nation.

Recently the History Channel ran a series entitled, “Armageddon.” I was amazed and taken by the fact that so many of the participants, both secular individuals and believers in Biblical truths, were seemingly of one mind in regard to this nation and the world being on a collision course with an apocalyptic destructive end. In a segmented program that played over a period of several days a succession of scientists, secular scholars of varying types, Biblical scholars and historians wove a hair raising saga of climactic events – man-made and natural – leading to the final inevitable end of the age. Whether they realized it or not even the presentations of the secular participants supported the writings of the old-testament prophets and of John the Revelator in regard to the final days and the ultimate cataclysmic series of events that will bring a horrific end to the world as we know it. These were enlightened, intelligent and perceptive individuals and they most certainly were not representative of the deluded collective population of a nation that follows blindly after Satan, the ruler of the nations and the god of this fallen world.

We are about to transition from the lies, deceit and prevarication of one administration to the lies, deceit and prevarication of another; it will be, in fact, merely a continuation of the same betrayal of constitutional guarantees, unlawful and unrestricted immigration, insecure borders, wild frivolous spending, and government encouragement of a deeply immoral societal abjection. Babies will continue to be murdered, vice will be condoned and promoted for the revenue that it evokes, the government will persist in abrading constitutional protections, and the people’s sovereignty will be bartered away so that the nation can be melded into a one world system. George Bush, during his reign, feigned a mild disapproval of some of these condemnable odium’s, but did nothing to deter the practice thereof. No words were uttered to marshal opposition and no actions were taken to lead the nation and its people onto righteous paths. While George Bush merely condoned – by his inaction and indifference – these abominations, Barack Obama actively pursues and encourages legitimacy for, and government-instituted protection of, the same.

The media and the pundits have made much of the supposed candor and forthrightness of George W. Bush during his final news conference. My observation was that he projected a deceptive cleverness and exuded a delusive demeanor of humble servitude during the course of the televised event. If I hadn’t monitored him carefully throughout his eight-year tenure I might have believed him. But, unlike George, I am able to correctly construct the following quote: “If you fool me once it is your fault, if you fool me twice it is my fault.”

Actually Mr. Bush had a long list of failings, and they were failings that had much to do with bringing the nation to its state of impeding disintegration. His incessant fixation with so-called protectionism and the conclusion by his administration of trade agreements inimical to our best interests destroyed U.S. industry and left millions unemployed as manufacturing jobs were exported to foreign shores. His complete disregard for the security of the borders and the encouraging of the invasion of millions of illegal immigrants has very nearly destroyed the infrastructure of the nation. His imperious disdain for constitutional guarantees was responsible for a serious incursion upon the privacy rights of U.S. citizens and left the door open to legislation that disabled the elements of a constitutional protection of the people from government tyranny.

Perhaps the biggest shame upon George W. Bush and his administration was the egregiously wrongful prosecution of the two patriot border patrol agents, Ignacios Ramos and Jose Compean. Instead of being commended for their diligent action against a criminal invader, the Bush Administration’s Attorney General, and the lackeys under his command, railroaded these two patriot officers into prison. Should there be no Bush pardon for these two wronged defenders of the law prior to his leaving office he will carry this shame to his grave.

I will say this for Mr. Bush; unlike his predecessor in office there have been, in regard to his service, no illicit affairs, no perjury charges, no spots on a dress, no renting of Lincoln’s bedroom for money, no untoward pardons and no impeachment proceedings. If, in fact, such moral lapses were present he must have been infinitely slicker than “Slick Willie” as our coon dog media was never able to sniff out such perverse activities.

One of the biggest hits that he has been subjected to was “allowing” the destruction of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina. This shows just how ignorant political critics can be, one does not allow destruction from a natural weather event; the event just delivers the destruction. The fact that thousands of people were still in the city and that thousands of busses were corralled in parking lots, like cows in a pen, instead of being used to move people out of harms way certainly cannot be laid at the feet of George W. Bush. It was in fact the failings and ignorance of the people and of local and state officials that caused the grief and suffering in the aftermath of the storm.

George Bush didn’t corral those busses, he didn’t herd the people into the stadium where they were assaulted, raped, and murdered and he didn’t loot one place of business or one residence. It wasn’t Mr. Bush who ran away from the responsibility of protecting the people it was the individual police officers and public safety officials, and it is dead certain that he wasn’t a part of the group of snipers that murdered individuals and fired upon rescue helicopters.

States and local governments had better look to providing for the safety of their peoples independent of the big daddy in the white house and the self-knighted noblemen in congress because a serious time is on the horizon, and nothing in the constitution says that the federal government has the responsibility to take the hand of the various state and local officials – or their constituents – to lead them through cataclysmal natural events, nor to mollycoddle them, nor to save them from their own stupidity, nor to guarantee that they shall never be hungry, homeless, poor or destitute.

Despite the fact that our new self-proclaimed messiah, Barack Obama, will swear on Lincoln’s Bible to be the deliverer of a reliant, dependent, deluded, narcissistic and hedonistic people he will fail as miserably as George W. Busch ever did, perhaps worse. When an ignorant people ultimately discern that he possesses no divine qualities and is unable to save their jobs, their homes and their lavishly decadent lifestyles he will be as despised as was George W. Bush. He had better savor and delight in the present worship by an erratic and fickle people because it will be short lived.

I was interested to learn that Mr. Obama, like one of our recent previous presidents, venerates Abraham Lincoln, and has purportedly communed with his spirit. It is written that President Nixon paid a midnight visit to Lincoln’s tomb to summon a spiritual contact with the long dead sixteenth president so that he might seek his guidance and counsel. Now we have Barack Obama, the anointed of the people, who makes no secret of his worship of Abraham Lincoln. In fact he has disclosed that he has on prominent display in his office a portrait of Lincoln that has actually spoken to him. I can’t help but wonder if Lincoln’s spirit might have divulged the reason for his unleashing of General Sherman, the devil’s henchman, and his rabid union dogs upon a hapless south after the confederacy had already been vanquished and unable to mount any semblance of a defense against a horrifyingly rampage of rape, murder, looting and incendiaries, perchance Mr. Obama will enlighten us in this regard.

It comes as no surprise that the new president has no knowledge of God’s forbiddance of divination and necromancy. I would recommend to him chapter ten verses thirteen and fourteen of 1 Chronicles for some Godly instruction. That the new president confesses to talking with a portrait is troubling, there are only two possible explanations either he is communing with demonic spirits or he has crossed the road to schizophrenia. Maybe as he wanders down his soothsaying path he will be reminded of the fate of King Saul.

The day of rebuke is hard upon this nation; we are on the cusp of the day of reckoning for our mockery of God’s laws and well beyond the pale in regard to national sin. Every day of every week the level of decency, righteousness and morality descends to new lows. Murder, thievery, debauchery and crookedness are the norm rather than the exception, such behavior is the way of life of many on all levels of our society. Husbands, wives sons and daughters murder other members of their family, sometimes wiping out entire households in atrocious slaughters. Each day more sociopaths are introduced into our neighborhoods to prey upon innocents, our children must be guarded and kept off the streets and out of the malls to prevent their sexual molestation and murder. We have absolutely nothing going for us in the watchful eyes of the Eternal; this nation is around the bend and beyond saving.

“Blessed is he who permits the Word of God to judge him now, for the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than a twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of joint and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” –Hebrews 4:12

This nation is doomed, but there is yet hope for individuals. Seek ye Jesus the Christ and confess your sins and ask for forgiveness, then forsake old ways and place yourself in His hands, His power and His might is beyond that of puny men and earthly kingdoms. He is the Alpha and the Omega and He will be with you even unto the end of the age.


Jim Schwiesow is a retired sheriff with 46 years of law enforcement service. He served with the Unites States Army with the occupation forces in post war Berlin, Germany, and has a total of nine years of military service, which includes six years in the U.S. Army Reserve.

His law enforcement service includes: three years in the military police, fifteen years as an Iowa municipal police officer, and twenty-eight years as the duly elected sheriff of Sioux County, Iowa.

Jim has written a number of articles, which have been published in various professional law enforcement journals.

He can be reached at jimr@orangecitycomm.net
Web-Site: http://www.sheriffjimonline.com


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Our Prognosis Is Terminal


Our Prognosis Is Terminal


By Jim R. Schwiesow


The Covenant News ~ July 16, 2008


    “Whatever we once were, we’re no longer just a Christian nation; we are a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation and a nation of non-believers… — Barack Hussein Obama

    “Somehow, somewhere along the way, faith stopped being used to bring us together and started being used to drive us apart. It got hijacked. Part of it’s because of the so-called leaders of the Christian Right” –Barack Hussein Obama

And Therein Lies The Crux Of The Demise Of The United States

The United States has entered into the terminal stage of its final days not only as a world power, but also as a sovereign independent nation. It is with wonderment and a bit of mystification that one notes that the Eternal has used an agent of the new world order, a godless secularist purveyor of the universalistic doctrines of occultist origins to announce to all of this nation, and to the nations of the world, the sole and precipitating cause of the fall from grace of one of the most historically powerful nations to ever exist. Yet, He has done just that by provoking the previously referenced words to fall from the mouth of no less than Barak Hussein Obama, an unlikely prophet indeed – a pagan, but an altogether unwitting emissary of Almighty God as evidenced by the accuracy of his words.

We are indeed not a Christian nation and have not been a Christian nation for nigh onto a generation, hence the steady and ever escalating decent into the subterraneous kingdom of Satan the god of this world and the titular head of the United States today.

The ascendancy in this nation of heathen religions, Christian denominational endorsed universalism, and globalist economics, politics, and culture foreshadows an ultimate deliverance of the nation unto end time events that will exceed the mental pictures of even the most discerning of Biblical scholars. We are destined to meet and exceed the fate of the old-testament nations that spurned the God of Creation, declined His Word, denied His power and prostrated themselves before false gods. Hard upon the fiery fall of the United States those who have survived the holocaust will be delivered into the hands of foreign enemies and in such captivity will await the final struggles and demise of the one world satanic kingdom, a seemingly fitting fate for a nation and a people that delivers its live babies into the hands of murdering executioners as a sacrifice to the god of hedonism.

Despite the claims that the elitists and our government have carried out the pursuit of their one world agenda clandestinely one would have to be on another planet to not understand that the supposed intrigues are not intrigues at all, but that the rapidly progressing agendum is being carried out openly with an impudent in your face aggressiveness. The agents of a godless society and a satanic one-world order have correctly discerned that they have nothing to fear from the drones that are completely occupied with the pursuit of their hedonistic pleasures and lined up like hogs at a trough for government handouts. We are a completely ignorant people – deluded to the core – and have been combed over for a susceptibility to the carefully planned inducements by the elites to buy our acquiescence to whatever will further their ultimate goals.

A people without God have no spiritual discernment and therefore have no wisdom. We clamor after the academicians and the so-called super intelligent and think their works brilliant. Yet everything that they turn their hand to carries the seeds of our ultimate destruction. God has drawn a veil between their conceptions and the ultimate outcome of their mind creations. Since they believe that God is an imaginary being or a senile and benevolent oracular and that they are the ultimate intelligence, gods unto themselves, they tamper with that which has been designed by an unlimited spiritual mind; the mind that created the Universe and all that is in the Universe including the Earth and every living creature upon the Earth.

We regress all the while that we think we progress. The Almighty is allowing the people of this nation to self-destruct and given the delusion that is upon our people it is evident that we are well along the road to self-annihilation, there will be no redemption from such save a spiritual awakening and an abject repentance and atonement at foot of the thrown of our eternal God, the Father and the Son.

We labor under a heavy yolk that has been placed upon our neck, with God’s Acquiescence, by our now fascist government, a government under the auspices of an unrestrained totalitarian president and an equally totalistic congress comprised of a single-minded collaborate party of two labels; all of which is controlled by the international corporatists. Once we had a government of and by the people, but our government has been remodeled so as to coordinate the machinery to impose the will of the state upon the people. A carefully crafted neo-fascist political platform has systematically negated constitutional protections and is yet boldly stealing the pitiful vestiges of what remains of our liberties.

The transformation of our political office holders and bureaucratic civil employees from servants of the people to social ideologues has been a gift to the elitists of the industrial and financial complex who are able to buy the loyalty of congressional incumbents and their bureaucratic agents in exchange for support of the heretical social goals of entrenched legislators and their slavish cohorts. Neocon operatives, as servants of the new order, pave the way for these internationalist corporate fascists who are now in the catbird’s seat and well situated to carry out their agenda; wars are their bread and butter, a way for them to realize huge financial excesses and to consolidate their control over world resources. They are an anathema to freedom and individual liberties, and their control of the political processes of a nation with a still formidable, but rapidly diminishing, military has enabled for them huge gains in regard to world control. They have no loyalties and are worldly-minded. National allegiances mean nothing to them as is evidenced by their totally unaffectionate abandoning of the United States as a location for their enterprises. They are the ultimate parasite and will not be satiated until they have consumed their hosts and sit at the foot of a world throne of Satan.

Many contend that it is these – of whom I have just written – who are the causes of the destructive elements that are upon us. They strive mightily to engage others to unite in programs, and to collaborate in activities, to rid the nation of social and governmental rogues, the deceitful scoundrels who oppress us, steal our freedoms and deliver us unto the satanic lusts of those of the new world order. They seem not to comprehend that it is the people – a godless and perverted people – of an iniquitous and degenerate mind that are perfectly and utterly responsible for the deterioration of our system and our society, and for the degenerates who rule over us. These, the megalomaniacal oppressors who suppress our freedoms, steal our dignity and consign us to the dung heap of humanity are of our own creation and are simply the first in a long line of afflictions that will rapidly fall upon us.

Our Sovereign God has moved aside and has turned us over to the consequences of our own iniquities. Our simple carnal minds harbor the seeds of self-destruction, we are our own worst enemy and all that befalls us is of our own making. We have been given over to Satan the god of this world, the old serpent, who is the epitome of evil and a venomous hater of mankind; our fate will not be kind. Only He who loves us has the power to save us, hallowed be His name.

“And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins. And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass: And your strength shall be spent in vain: for your land shall not yield her increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits. And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me; I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins. I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, and destroy your cattle, and make you few in number; and your high ways shall be desolate. And if ye will not be reformed by me by these things, but will walk contrary unto me; Then will I also walk contrary unto you, and will punish you yet seven times for your sins. And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall avenge the quarrel of my covenant: and when ye are gathered together within your cities, I will send the pestilence among you; and ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.” –Leviticus 18-25

Jim Schwiesow is a retired sheriff with 46 years of law enforcement service. He served with the Unites States Army with the occupation forces in post war Berlin, Germany, and has a total of nine years of military service, which includes six years in the U.S. Army Reserve.

His law enforcement service includes: three years in the military police, fifteen years as an Iowa municipal police officer, and twenty-eight years as the duly elected sheriff of Sioux County, Iowa.

Jim has written a number of articles, which have been published in various professional law enforcement journals.

He can be reached at jimr@orangecitycomm.net
Web-Site: http://www.sheriffjimonline.com


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Beyond A Fiery Gate Lies Our Destiny


Beyond A Fiery Gate Lies Our Destiny


By Jim R. Schwiesow


The Covenant News ~ August 28, 2008


Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.” Zechariah 14:12

He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?” Matthew 16:2-3

Today, while surfing the internet I ran across one of those interminably silly arguments, via a written exchange, as to whether the Bible is verifiably true or just a collection of colorful, and obtuse fairy tales. It is interesting that these exchanges always seem to be comprised of a divide between the collective bodies of two groups – those who despise the thought that a sovereign God exists and that He might have any control over the universe, the world or horror of horrors their own personal lives, and those nominal Christians who spin their wheels futilely and vainly with nonsensical contentions and vacuous arguments grounded only in the wisdom and doctrines of men and devoid of an unfaltering, unshakable and unassailable belief in the super natural power of the Eternal Spirit who created a universe of one hundred twenty-five billion galaxies; each encompassing one hundred billion stars. All this is mindful of the old TV commercial in which a little old lady lifts the top of the bun enclosing a hamburger and indignantly exclaims, “Where’s the beef?” Like that scrawny little denizen of the geriatric set a true believer in the eternal almighty and infallible God looks at these delusive and puny proffers and cries out, “Where’s the faith?”

On August 6, 1945 a relatively small, by today’s standards, atomic bomb of 130 pounds of Uranium-235 named “Little Boy” plunged from the belly of an American B-29 bomber and detonated 1,900 feet above the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Three days later another B-29 Superfortress carried a nuclear bomb to Nagasaki, a hapless secondary target that was an unfortunate alternate to the primary target of Kokura, which was obscured by clouds. The Japanese military upon noting that only two aircraft were approaching thought that it was only a reconnaissance mission and no alarm was given. Minutes later a second nuclear device, a bulbous Plutonium bomb aptly called “Fat Boy” descended and detonated 1,500 feet above the city. In two brief and blindingly horrific instances within the space of three days 150,000 people died, incinerated by temperatures exceeding 7,000 degrees Fahrenheit. They died in their tracks; their eyes dissolved in their sockets, their tongues dissolved in their mouths and the flesh was consumed from their bones. They either evaporated into nothingness or dropped to the ground as ashes, which were blown away by fiery winds of six hundred miles per hour. And these were the lucky ones upwards of 200,000 more people of those two cities died slowly, agonizingly and tortuously over the next five years from radiation sickness and cancers.

What is not commonly known is that the Japanese narrowly escaped a nearly complete nuclear annihilation. The then President, Harry S. Truman, had announced that if the Japanese government and military failed to accept the terms for an unconditional surrender they could expect a rain of ruin from the air the likes of which has never been seen upon this earth. In the works were four more nuclear bombs and the argument was not whether they would be used, but whether they should be delivered upon the Japanese mainland as they were readied over the next few months or be held and poured out upon the Japanese people in quick succession. Mankind has within its grasp the wherewithal to annihilate every last living soul upon this earth and the evilness of mind to do so.

Mr. Truman failed to note, upon the delivery of his statement as to the likes of such destruction having never been seen upon the earth, that the event was not unprecedented. Those who believe the Bible know that the Biblical cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were delivered unto just such a fiery destruction at the hand of God over five thousand years ago in the year 3123BC; the cause – great sin, rejection of God and His laws and a declination to seek His grace in all humility and abject submissiveness.

The Bible contains a chronological recording of the events of the earth and its inhabitants past, present and future. Only the Creator, the Lord God Almighty, has such perspective. The prophets and apostles who recorded His revelations were selected for just such a purpose before the foundations of the earth were laid, and their inspiration – the Eternal God of limitless power – has preserved their work and His word through the ages to this very day. Satan and his minions and the men who serve him have striven mightily to pollute it, pervert it and efface it, but the Word of God stands like a mighty fortress invulnerable and unassailable.

The Bible was given to mankind for his instruction and we ignore it at our peril. Men can laugh at it, scoff at and denigrate the words thereof and denounce it as myth and superstitious nonsense, but that will not erase any of God’s works, it will not circumvent His control over all of nature and current events nor will it prevent every last prophetic word of the Bible from being carried out. God holds the wisdom of men in derision; man’s every prideful worldly self-centered work is as foolishness to Him.

God’s wrath is poised to be poured out upon this world with a fullness of fury and the United States will be the first to fall, while its English speaking allies will either fall simultaneously or succumb to similar judgment in quick succession. This nation has fallen into a depth of depravity unparalleled in our history. It is not necessary to enumerate our sins they are well known. The perverseness of the minds of the people sickens the soul. Government supported vice is rampant, and the people are of a corrupt mind and their hearts are continually fixed on evil. The killing of millions of babies is sanctioned and protected by government decree, as is sexual perversion and various other vices.

“Our feet run to evil, and we make haste to shed innocent blood; our thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in our paths. The way of peace we do not know, and there is no justice in our ways; we have made for ourselves crooked paths.”

Will we change or will we fall?

We have watched trickles of judgments turn into creeks and then into rivers as the country is beset by one disaster after another. Each calamity falls hard upon the heels of another. Coastal cities and states are devastated and ravaged by storms of unprecedented fury. An entire state is set afire by a statewide electrical storm of historical significance and subterranean rumblings portend the soon coming of catastrophic earthquakes. Hundreds of thousands of acres of the heartland are scourged by floods and communities from coast to coast are shredded and torn apart by monster tornadoes.

Unbridled and illegal immigration has destroyed social cohesiveness and injected racial hatreds and dissention into the nation. Crime is rampant, diseases of new and varied kinds are burgeoning and the health of the people is being destroyed by chemical concoctions pushed by the pharmaceutical reprobates in their quest for astronomical sums of money, and the same are promoted by the medical community and celebrity and media shills for the same reason.

Our country is totally bankrupt and in hock for billions of dollars to foreign nations. Our industrial complex has been dismantled by venal corporate elites and moved to foreign shores, and our economy and currency have been decimated and trashed by the treacherous internationalist agents for a new world order.

We have been delivered into the hands of a now fascist government and every last one of our government institutions is corrupt to the bone and oppressively controlling. Government officials meet clandestinely to plan for martial law and the incarceration of dissident citizens to insulate themselves from possible uprisings over their treasonous acts. The pride of our power as been destroyed, and those to whom the deluded citizens of this country have entrusted their security are seemingly moronic blockheads who blunder into wars, or precipitate wars between other nations, by their obtuse and dim-witted activities. They have no concept of the military strength of those who they provoke and grossly over estimate their own nation’s capabilities both militarily and economically.

In short we have been set up by our own iniquity for total destruction.

Prior to modern times it was relatively easy for scoffers of God’s Word to ridicule Biblical prophecy. It was they said physically impossible for a mark to be implanted into the hand or forehead that would either enable or disable ones ability to carry out commerce or control absolutely a person’s access to the necessities of life. And who could conceive of a power that could instantly dissolve the eyeballs in their sockets, the tongue in the mouth and melt the flesh from the bones. It was they said such silliness that argued that the Bible was a work of fiction or at the very least a collection of mythological tales. Modern science, which is worshipped over God today, has brought all that is prophesied in the Bible to the capability of becoming reality. No longer can God’s prophecies be looked upon as science fiction. Fiction they are not and we are about to learn this the hard way.

We, in this country are perilously close to the end. The concluding event of a long line of corrections at God’s hand will be nuclear destruction. At a time when we least expect it nuclear devastation will rain down upon our cities just as it did upon Hiroshima and Nagasaki and our land will be made desolate. Such a fate is only inevitable if we fail to turn to God with true humility and sorrow and beg His forgiveness and plead for His deliverance. It’s not too late, not yet.

“But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.” 1 Thessalonians 5:1-4

Jim Schwiesow is a retired sheriff with 46 years of law enforcement service. He served with the Unites States Army with the occupation forces in post war Berlin, Germany, and has a total of nine years of military service, which includes six years in the U.S. Army Reserve.

His law enforcement service includes: three years in the military police, fifteen years as an Iowa municipal police officer, and twenty-eight years as the duly elected sheriff of Sioux County, Iowa.

Jim has written a number of articles, which have been published in various professional law enforcement journals.

He can be reached at jimr@orangecitycomm.net
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Republican Party – Killed By The Republican Party


Killed By The Republican Party


By Jim R. Schwiesow


The Covenant News ~ November 7, 2007


The United States is on a final decent into the historical resting place of deceased nations, gripped in the death throes of spasmodic convulsions, the end appears inevitable and imminent. No longer an amalgamated nation with a national purpose, the pitiful remains of a once sturdy Republic is now no more than a mongrelized, drastically faltering, and soon to become extinct near third world country. Completely overrun with a glut of the illiterate castoffs of intelligently retarded backward countries and in the grip of the egregiously despicable internal despisers of our nation we are spiraling down through the excruciatingly painful stages of a terminal disease.

This nation is soon to go to its grave in the most ignoble collapse since the Roman Empire breathed its last, and the unwitting instrument of its death is – the Republican Party.

Whoa, you say! Is not the Democrat Party the party of moral weakness, corruption and social perversion? Was it not the Democrats who celebrated and endorsed communist ideology and initiated the now prevalent internal loathing of the foundations and wonderments of this Republic, a transcendent nation among nations? This would, on the surface, seem to be a logical argument, but for the Democrats to have achieved such monumental success in bastardizing and corrupting this nation it was necessary that they have the aid and support of an enabler, and that enabler was, and is, the Republican Party.

It is entirely too easy to look at Democrats as the vermin who doomed this country to its seemingly inevitable fall from supremacy in the world and as having been the cause of the presaging signs that it is about to become entirely extinct as a bastion of freedom and liberty. This nation is like a wounded animal put down by venomous forces and struggling to regain its feet and stave off death; it will ultimately undergo one of two possible fates, it will either be rescued by revolutionary forces or it will be administered a coup de grace by the pernicious forces that have current control of the nation.

Soon, very soon, the Republican Party will come to a similar fate if we see no political change of course. The party is a dog that has grabbed its tail in its teeth and is about to swallow itself. An amazing and seemingly impossible feat, but the Republicans have amply demonstrated that nothing is beyond the realm of possibility when it come to their ability to self destruct.

Think about it, which party had been most loyal to it base? It not too hard to answer that question, the reckless and irresponsible socialist liberal base of the Democrat Party in fact has been well served by the party. They have achieved nearly every inimical social perversion that they have pursued. The killing of innocent unborn babies has reached record heights. The lives of twenty-four percent of all unborn babies are delivered into the hands of medical serial murderers. A baby is murdered every twelve seconds, and it is estimated that in this country there have been eighty-seven million living beating hearts stilled by the bloody hands of the legal abortionists. Those idiot politicians who have encouraged the unlawful entry of thirty to forty million illegal aliens as a remedy to a falsified shortage of workers fairy tale, need to take a long sobering look at these statistics, if they weren’t so engaged in infanticide, they might be able to see that when they enable the murder of 3,600 unborn infants per day they will most certainly create a vacuum in the labor market.

The radical feminist movement has made remarkable progress under the sponsorship of the Democrat Party, and the social manipulators who seek and receive authorization for state intervention into the affairs of families and control over the same have made stunning gains. These haters of the traditional patriarchal family structure have literally destroyed the family unit, so goes the family so goes the nation. An impressive record for which the Democrats can thank the Republicans.

Why is it that Republicans conduct themselves as political neophytes when they have control of the presidency and the congress? Traditionally they have totally ignored the spoils system and refuse to claim the fruits of their victories. They kiss the toes of their political enemies of the Democrat Party and fawn all over them, often times to the point of embarrassment, in an effort to ingratiate themselves with those who literally despise their political guts. Are they not supposed to be the opposition party, rather than a lickspittle clone? The sad truth is that we are in the clutch of a one party socialist system.

It is a fact that the Reagan administration restored some semblance of unity and cohesion within the Republican Party and a sense of opposition, but it is also a fact that during his tenure and under his banner the legalization – by amnesty – of 2.7 million alien lawbreakers was accomplished. His signing of a bill to legalize these law beakers and provide them a commitment free path to citizenship immediately opened the floodgates to untold millions more of these semi-literate and illiterate illegals. From the way that they are fawned over by our politicians and extended benefits well exceeding those afforded legal U.S. citizens one would think that the nation had inherited thirty to forty million rocket scientists and brain surgeons rather that a rag tag disease ridden clog of bedbug laden barefoot beggars.

The Republicans have handed the Democrats the biggest political endowment in history, thirty-seven million illiterate aliens who can be trained like chimpanzees to pull the lever for Democrats. They may be illiterate but they understand quite clearly that it is Democrats who are willing to bankrupt the nation to provide them with the necessities of life, such as food, schooling, lodging and medical care. The failure of the Republican Party to come to grips with this execrable condition has sounded a virtual death knell for the party. And because of their complaisance we, as a nation, are about to suffer the same fate as the Roman Empire, which was overrun by barbaric tribes in rat skin caps; we will soon cease to exist as a nation of sovereign people.

There will be those who write and complain that I have laid the putrid state of the nation solely at the feet of the Republicans, and that by doing so I have been too hard on the darlings. Someone should be hard on them they have frittered away every opportunity to coral the unconstitutional excesses of the Democrats and move this country back to constitutional governance. They have completely alienated the conservative base of the party and taken to their bosom socialistic causes once thought to be the sole province of liberal Democrats. In short they have been nothing but toadies to the social and corporate elites of this country. I would like to see them get some guts and stand for the best interests of the people that they are supposed to represent.

No one president in our history has been as destructive to both the nation and the Republican Party as George W. Bush, that great poobah of the order of the skull and bones. The man is the worst president in the entire history of the nation. That he may have been exceeded in this regard by the election of that pompous windbag Al Gore or by counterfeit war hero John Kerry is totally irrelevant. Al Gore and John Kerry are Democrats they are supposed to be socialist reprobates. George Bush is an entirely different matter he claims to be a conservative Republican albeit a compassionate conservative, which is just another name for a liberal Democrat masquerading as a Republican.

In the last congressional election old George single handedly sabotaged the political aspirations of many Republican challengers and terminated the political careers of a considerable number of other Republicans in the congress. I won’t even dwell on his unconstitutional wars of naked aggression, his bent for one world governance, and his quest to make us a nation of uniformly brown people, I will just say that he has been an unmitigated disaster for both the nation and the Republican Party.

We see in the wings a bevy of candidates for the Republication presidential nomination. The cast of candidates includes a New York cross dresser, a George Bush clergy clone, an eastern liberal governor who since his candidacy has undergone a miraculous transformation to social conservatism, a worn out perpetual presidential campaigner, a couple of very decent conservative congressmen and a single shining star for Constitutional governance, Ron Paul.

Its now or never folks – this is our last chance to restore this nation to constitutional governance, remove the putrefying excesses of uncontrolled immigration, and restore social decency. There is only one candidate who can, and will, attack all of these issues, and that candidate is Ron Paul. His integrity runs deep and he is the only candidate who has no opportunistic political reverses in his record, he does not vote out of political expediency he stands always on principle. It has been a very long time since we have had a principled man in the White House. His age is absolutely no factor; I look back at Ronald Reagan and think of how we would have been deprived had we allowed his age to keep him from office. Ron Paul has absolutely amazed me with his perseverance and stamina. He stays on course like a guided missal, never wavering, never detouring and never compromising on principle. I could support or vote for no other.

Jim Schwiesow is a retired sheriff with 46 years of law enforcement service. He served with the Unites States Army with the occupation forces in post war Berlin, Germany, and has a total of nine years of military service, which includes six years in the U.S. Army Reserve.

His law enforcement service includes: three years in the military police, fifteen years as an Iowa municipal police officer, and twenty-eight years as the duly elected sheriff of Sioux County, Iowa.

Jim has written a number of articles, which have been published in various professional law enforcement journals.

He can be reached at jimr@orangecitycomm.net
Web-Site: http://www.sheriffjimonline.com


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Our Enemies – Our Enemies Will Dance On Our Graves


Our Enemies Will Dance On Our Graves


By Jim R. Schwiesow


The Covenant News ~ December 5, 2007


Only the most deceived and blindly ignorant among us have failed to note the rapid confluence of events that are moving this nation toward a third world war, a war that approaches in part by virtue of a complete departure from morality by our deeply corrupted government; a seemingly inevitable war that transfixes this nation with bloody eyes. Believing that we are greatly and divinely blessed by the very God who has been made the object of national ridicule and scorn, a God who’s Son has been blasphemed, denigrated and denied, we wander blissfully through each succeeding day imagining, without a basis in reason or fact, that we will be preserved and delivered from the very same inhumane and terrifying events that we have inflicted upon the hapless civilian non-combatants of other nations. We have sown the seeds of hate and violence and we are soon to reap the harvest; we are staring into the murky depths of a demise delivered upon us by our failure to adhere to moral principles.

Our crusades are no longer righteous and our goals are no longer altruistic. A great degeneracy has settled upon the people and the institutions of our society. Whereas our national demeanor used to reflect benevolence and justice we are now indwelled by the deadly sin of insatiable greed. This has deadened our sense of discernment and submerged our conscience. We have been delivered up to delusion. Methodical reasoning has been replaced by a dogma, which closely parallels the most recent or prevalent intimations of the government and its mouthpiece the national media. Propagandists have blurred the lines between good and evil and beneficial and destructive. Our time is short and we don’t even know it, we are like a galloping beast that has been shot through the heart and is carried forward by momentum not even realizing that it is already dead.

Until recently the United States had the trust of the international community in regard to jointly responsible monetary policies, this faith is an absolutely essential ingredient for the stability of the world’s economic system. Since the currencies of the world are not backed by tangible assets the nations must be able to rely on the sureness of the fiscal integrity of those who are partners in what now amounts to a seamless worldwide economic community. To abrogate that trust by deceitful policy is to threaten the economic stability of the entire world.

One would think that since the United States is a debtor nation and heavily dependent upon foreign investors for the capital to shore up this hugely in debt nation and a drastically faltering dollar that our government and financial institutions would pay scrupulous attention to a steady and unfailing commitment to honorable international policies. Unfortunately this nation had demonstrated just the opposite demeanor. Though many will bridle at the contention that our goals are often dishonest and our honor purchasable there is much to substantiate this contention.

The constant manipulation of the domestic economy by tinkering with interest rates in order to stimulate or maintain an appearance of continual growth and prosperity has had dire consequences. When the economy is continually stimulated artificially with no eye to allowing for a balancing of the system through natural forces it is a fool’s game. It is analogous to, as a preventative measure, providing the body with a continual stream of antibiotics, the presence of which suppresses the development of natural antibodies. Sooner or later super microbes will develop against which the antibiotics have no effect and against which the body has no natural resistance. Disaster for the poor host to these super microbes is inevitable. And disaster for this nation appears also to be inevitable.

The housing bubble calamity and the fall out that accompanied it is a case in point. The collapse of the housing market was predestined by the idiotic policies of the Fed in regard to manipulating the economy by artificially lowering interest rates in order to prop up the stock market and to placate the politicians who seemingly have an urgent desire to continually assure their constituents that they will never allow less than an always-rosy economy.

The created frenzy among the greedy, grasping and gullible in regard to the pursuit of mortgages at unrealistically low interest rates, which enabled them to acquire hugely over priced houses with little or no commitment toward equity was bad enough, but the treachery of the lenders who encouraged this wildly irresponsible borrowing and then scammed, with the help of American investment rating agencies, foreign investors into purchasing these nearly worthless U.S. mortgage securities was nothing short of criminal. The domino affect of the collapse of the housing market bubble affected not only domestic financial institutions, but also the stability of many foreign banks and mortgage lenders. These were staggered by the U.S. housing slump that deflated the bubble; some were on the cusp of a complete meltdown and had to be pulled from disaster by quick government intervention. And we wonder why the international community hates us, with friends such as the United States who needs enemies.

Throughout our history we have been a nation that has presumed to act as the moral conscience of the nations of the world, a champion for international justice and morality. We viewed it as our destiny to promote peace, to subdue injustice and discipline belligerent nations. We set up tribunals to punish those that we believed to be responsible for inhumane acts against the weak and the helpless. We condemned and executed political and military leaders of Nazi Germany and the Empire of Japan who we felt were responsible for heinous international acts. When one assumes this posture one had better have clean hands. Don’t look now, but ours are dirty – extremely dirty.

That the United States has become an aggressor nation cannot be disputed. We claim a right to anticipatory or preemptive military strikes to enforce our will upon nations that are subjectively labeled as rogue. The simple fact is that we deny the same right of self-direction to governments with policies that diverge from ours that we claim as a divine right. The Bush administration has carried subterfuge to new heights. Inventiveness in regard to fabricating justification for a military invasion has become an art form. The president while searching for ways to secure congressional approval for an attack on Iraq changed pretexts as often as he changed shirts, finally settling on weapons of mass destruction. Today almost five years after the inception of the attack on Iraq no signs of weapons of mass destruction have ever been found and the president has had to alter his propagation for a seemingly interminable conflict as a war for democratization. Where is it written in our laws or our Constitution that we have the authority to bomb a country and kill innocent non-combatants in order to convert them to democracy?

This country is spiritually wretched, pitiable, poor, blind and naked. We have reached the ultimate low in social degeneration. Our politicians and public officials are treacherous and devious. They are continually deceitful; lies fall easily from their lips. Our courts impose and uphold the aberrant and the indecent, while contravening that which is good and righteous. We have renounced any faith in the Sovereign God and we deny His Son. Perversion lies across this land like a filthy blanket. Money is our God; there is no repentance in our soul, and our fall from grace has destined our future.

Even now the thunders can be heard in the distance and the winds of judgment swirl about us. When the thunders rain destruction upon us, and the hot winds scorch us it will be too late. No amount of pleading, begging, wailing or crying will deliver us from that of our own making.

Jim Schwiesow is a retired sheriff with 46 years of law enforcement service. He served with the Unites States Army with the occupation forces in post war Berlin, Germany, and has a total of nine years of military service, which includes six years in the U.S. Army Reserve.

His law enforcement service includes: three years in the military police, fifteen years as an Iowa municipal police officer, and twenty-eight years as the duly elected sheriff of Sioux County, Iowa.

Jim has written a number of articles, which have been published in various professional law enforcement journals.

He can be reached at jimr@orangecitycomm.net
Web-Site: http://www.sheriffjimonline.com


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Scarlet – Scarlet Is Our Color


Scarlet Is Our Color


By Jim R. Schwiesow


The Covenant News ~ May 12, 2008


Time is fleeting and every second, minute, hour and day hurtles this nation closer to a time of retribution, a time so horrific that the mind cannot comprehend the magnitude of the fiery fury that will descend upon this nation and the people in it. The Eternal is moving against this country with purpose and terrible resolve, like small fingers of flame the preliminary pestilences signal a rapidly advancing holocaust.

The worst of heathen have come to possess the offices of our government, the halls of our institutions and the minds of our people. The land is in the terminal stages of a great spiritual disease. We are an adulterous people and a scarlet A has been emblazoned upon our land.

With regularity one hears it parroted that God’s blessings are upon this nation, those who give lip service only to the God of all creation continually wring their hands in despair over the removal of God from our coins, prayer from our schools and the Ten Commandments from our public institutions. One can only wonder where these same people were when sexual perversity and the teaching of social filthiness invaded our schools. Where were they when derelict and avaricious politicians and government agents incrementally and systematically dismantled the Constitution and destroyed the individual liberties of the people? Under what rock were they hiding when the killing of live babies was sanctioned and a host of soul killing perversions were institutionalized?

Why would a supposed God-fearing people allow such to come to pass? The truth is that the more than one-half of the people of this country who call themselves Christian, a great majority of which are ashamed to utter the name of Jesus Christ in public, have done more spiritual damage than the totality of the non-religious, the atheists and the agnostics who reside in the country.

God’s blessings were withdrawn from this nation years ago, if that were not the case why is it that our vaunted power came to naught in wars with such small peanuts on the international scene as North Korea and North Viet Nam, two tiny two bit nations with little in the way of sophisticated weaponry at the time of their conflict with the United States. Some will bristle and bridle at this and many will alibi the defeats with any number of excuses none of which will explain away the fact that they won and we lost.

That God has broken our pride in our power is not the worst of it, we are seeing increasingly the punishments for our national sins and our refusal to keep faith with the Eternal God our creator and our master. Perversions lie upon this land like a filthy blanket. The land stinks of the rottenness of the lusts that prevail. We now find ways to make iniquitous pursuits seem righteous. With the passing of statutes and a stroke of a pen, Walla! We have made despicable sins acceptable or at least we think that we have. We may fool the fools that pander after the lusts of the flesh that Satan has put into their hearts, but we have not fooled the all-knowing omnipotent God. Those who think that they have are in for a very rude awakening indeed.

We have delivered our children into an ignorance of their origin by prostelyzing for Satan and promoting his religion of evolution. Some like to call it evolutionary science, but I do not because it is not a science, it is an ignorant supposition or theory and those who embrace it denigrate the Holy God and call Him a liar. Many, who call themselves Christian, are ignobly timid and faint-hearted in the face of the blustering of those who believe that they have an absolute right to force their nescient theories upon an entire nation of people. So these pusillanimous weak-kneed Christians genuflect to Satan’s agents in an attempt to placate them by urging an alternative evolution theory the substance of which is that God used evolution to create mankind. Its fine if they want to believe that, but if they do they ought not to call themselves Christians. God’s word specifically states that the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. There is no equivocation here and there is certainly no compromise with the devil and his demons who know quite well that man is not a product of a successive morphing of primitive species.

The dam has been breached in regard to the rapid delivery of the nation unto ever escalating catastrophes, manmade and natural, a trickle of such has turned into a deluge.

The dollar has all but collapsed; the economy is on its deathbed and kept barely alive by snake oil remedies that only prolong its inevitable demise. Corporations and industry moguls have discerned the depth of the sickness that they have contributed to and like rats off a sinking ship they are abandoning the country of the birth of their enterprises and moving their wealth and their assets to foreign lands. Crime flourishes; serial killers and others of criminally debased minds stalk the land. The cities are immoral cesspits and simmering racial tensions fed by illegal immigration and shattered family units portend rapidly approaching riots of an astronomical and deadly potential.

It used to be that natural calamities were relatively rare occurrences, we now see deadly and super destructive natural phenomena strike almost daily somewhere in the United States and the areas of destruction are more widely spread. Devastating widespread flooding, thousands of violent tornadoes, hurricanes of magnum strength and completely unseasonable weather patterns are rapidly becoming the norm rather than the exception. The 10 most deadly natural disasters ever in the United States have all happened within the past 10 years.

The secularists who make up the majority of the scientific community and the national media would have us believe that all this havoc is caused by men and the changes they have wrought in regard to atmospheric conditions. They cannot be expected to know the real source of these anomalies since they have no spiritual base whatever, even if they would open a Bible they would be completely mystified by the contents. They prattle on thinking that they are wise. They do not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for it is foolishness to them; and they cannot understand these things because they are spiritually discerned. Those who are enlightened and who do dissent in regard to the global warming myth are bullied and threatened into silence, just as those who question evolution are stifled by threats of loss of tenure, censure and loss of jobs. The agents of deception who serve the dark spirits cannot allow the light of truth to be shined upon the lies that they spin, and since they have not the truth to rely on they resort to smearing those who will not assent to their prevarications. A smirk, a sneer, a curled lip of disdain and churlish commentary are the tools of their trade and a gullible public is their ally in the transforming of their outright lies into fictitious truths.

The unrighteousness of our people, the moral degradation upon the nation, the rebellion against Almighty God and the rejection of His rule have brought us to the cusp of absolute destruction. Repent is not in our vocabulary and humility does not inhabit our soul, foolishness is forever on our lips and pride and arrogance mark our character.

The ignorance of our leaders and the delusion upon the people has made way for the institution of the elements of our own destruction. Our cities are teeming with forty million illegal foreign nationals with no allegiance to, or regard for, our safety or our domestic tranquility. They see the American people as intruders and interlopers on lands that they covet as their own. We allow unfettered access to many thousands of Islamic militants each year and have allowed them to establish hundreds of Mosques throughout the country, which serve as sovereign citadels for subversion and truculence. In deference to political correctness we have undermined our social underpinnings and delivered up our schools and other institutions to moral bankruptcy. Only a nation that has been cut-off by Almighty God could have been handed over to such great vulnerability.

We have foolishly expended our resources and frittered away our assets. Auguries of a coming food shortage are upon us. We are diverting our crops to the making of fuel and food reserves are at a thirty-year low. Food inflation has become more serious than the rising cost of fuel. Given the unnatural weather patterns that are upon us it is inevitable that we will in the very near future experience massive crop failures through drought and other weather related developments. Famine will bring us to riots of unthinkable dimensions. The cities will erupt with the fires of such and the toll in death and destruction will be fearsome. But, the end is not yet.

The cataclysmic events described heretofore will weaken the nation and render us completely vulnerable to attacks by belligerent nations. At the present time the fuse has been lit in the middle east that will ignite most definitely a third world war. But, it will not be the Islamic nations that will put an end to us. It will be the nations, our former enemies of Europe, who have risen like a Phoenix from the ashes of their defeat and been reborn in their nazi fascist image that will make an end of us.

Many have written to me and bewailed what they see as a failure by me and other columnists with NewsWithViews.com to provide solutions to the problems that we describe. They concede that we have accurately identified the degradation that it upon our nation, but they want someone to provide the answers that will deliver the nation from a seemingly imminent demise. The truth is that there are no secular solutions that will deliver this nation. No resolution other than a nationwide confession of sin and repentance thereof will save this nation.

In one of my articles I quoted the following scripture and noted that some took umbrage over my application of this scripture to the United States. Protestations to prophetic scripture will not prevent the fulfillment thereof.

“How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.” Revelation 18:7-8

Jim Schwiesow is a retired sheriff with 46 years of law enforcement service. He served with the Unites States Army with the occupation forces in post war Berlin, Germany, and has a total of nine years of military service, which includes six years in the U.S. Army Reserve.

His law enforcement service includes: three years in the military police, fifteen years as an Iowa municipal police officer, and twenty-eight years as the duly elected sheriff of Sioux County, Iowa.

Jim has written a number of articles, which have been published in various professional law enforcement journals.

He can be reached at jimr@orangecitycomm.net
Web-Site: http://www.sheriffjimonline.com


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Freedom – Stamping Out Freedom With Deadly Intent


Stamping Out Freedom With Deadly Intent


By Jim R. Schwiesow


The Covenant News ~ October 29, 2007


“BEWARE THE LEADER WHO BANGS THE DRUMS of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword. It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind. And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind has closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader and gladly so. How do I know? For this is what I have done. I am Caesar.” –Anonymous

Great lead in to this, an essay on the fascistic fervor that has gripped this nation, in the guise of patriotism, and enabled our Caesar George Bush to capture the freedoms of the American people and deliver them up as a sacrifice to his gods the world elites. In case it has escaped the attention of the sheep of this nation we have been subject to a fascist government for some time now. Since we have an almost absolutely uneducated population the fascists that have delivered the nation into the hands of the world elites have for the most part escaped detection. Such have been aided and abetted in their goals by misguided patriots who revere the state as a god, notice that I said that our population is uneducated; I did not say that they are not indoctrinated, in this country indoctrination is called education and is a substitution for the application of learning and understanding. Who do we blame for this? Not the elites who endeavor to suppress the human spirit, but rather the people of the many thousands of local jurisdictions in the states of the nation who long ago relinquished control of their schools and affairs without a whimper or a fight. When they could have resisted they did not, they simply rolled over like dead fish in a pond.

The people of the United States have been trained like seals to except the dictates of a despotic system. In plain fact they have been controlled by fascist mongrels for a long while now, and have been completely duped as to the state of affairs that prevails in their own country. They wander through life in an aimless brainless state of being like automons reacting only to the stimuli applied by the elites who control them. Think not that the intelligentsia is less controlled and deceived than the mopes who leave their nests daily to toil and labor for their keepers and then return to the nest to partake of the electronic and chemical opiates that keep them mollified. Those who congratulate themselves on their superior intelligence and flaunt their worthless degrees to prove their transcendence are no less deceived than the working stiffs that they condescend and look down upon, they are just a more advanced type of robot. They have been programmed to deliver and inculcate the godless doctrines that have enslaved their fellow beings, the drones whose labors fund the perks of the intelligentsia’s more sophisticated and elevated status in society.

The most amazing part of this is how adept and successful the elites and their government servants have been in adapting the people to an existence almost exactly like that of National Socialist Germany and other fascist societies while at the same time feigning and faking a dislike for fascism. They do indeed have the deviousness of the devil; their duplicitous maneuverings are transparent only to those who have the Spirit of truth in them. It would be humorous if it weren’t so tragic; we have millions of people moving through life in this nation who hate Nazis and yet live with almost the exact same circumstances in regard to the control of every aspect of their lives as those who lived under Nazi governance.

Of course the elites cannot allow an awakening of spirit in those who do their bidding, such is a danger as it can ignite rebellion against their suppressive domination of the masses who outnumber the elites hugely and have it in their power to bring down the nearly complete, but still tenuous, establishment of a new world order. This is not their only fear; such a massive rebellion could conceivably pave the way for their destruction and even (shudder) their own deaths. Better the death of a million of the multitude than the death of one elite. With their increasing successes they have become increasingly careless in covering their tracks and maintaining their anonymity. To know them is to hate them and to hate them is to desire their destruction.

To head off such a fate these little sparks of independence must be extinguished before they develop into a raging fire that enfolds the elites in a tumultuous end and consumes the evil works that they have accomplished. No means to exterminate these potential threats is beyond their contemplation. One can assume that recalcitrant government subordinates who threaten the elites and imperil their progress with independent notions, thoughts and actions are warned most strenuously of the probable consequences of their flights into what the elites consider to be threatening, dangerous and unreasonable activities.

During the latter part of his term in office it is quite obvious that Jack Kennedy was managing to escape the tentacles of the elites. This foul subservience that had been thrust upon him had been a legacy from his mobbed up corrupt father who had been in deep service to the elites. Jack Kennedy had acquired the office by virtue of the machinations of the reprobate politicos that were, and are, controlled by the elites. Conversely he was most certainly headed for a second term in office by virtue of the fact that he was a truly developing statesman in American politics. In truth he had captured the hearts of the American people and didn’t need the elites anymore. In plain words he had become an asset to the people and a menace to the aspirations of the elites and to their puppets in government and elsewhere.

The veil had fallen from his eyes and he was becoming fully cognizant of the putridness, which confronted him. There is much speculation that he was warned of the possible ultimate consequences of his independent course, and that he had boldly stepped out in rebellion anyway. He was a spark that was rapidly being fanned into a flame and it was urgently necessary that he be extinguished. He was summarily executed, his executioner was then quickly murdered to keep him from exposing those who were behind the assassination and the assigned assassinator of his executioner was likewise dealt with, all in rapid succession and with vicious and deadly finality. His successor, Lyndon Johnson, who was almost certainly a co-conspirator in his assassination, was a corrupt to the bone puppet of the elites and quickly moved to erase all evidence of the vile intrigues that had extinguished the flames of a developing light and a possible path to a deliverance of the people from tyranny. As a bit of insurance against further brash affronts to their established control over the government President Kennedy’s brother Robert, who had been a close confidant of Jack, was likewise dispatched summarily by a bullet from the gun of a controlled assassin. All conjecture you say, don’t bet your life, or what precious little remains of your freedoms, on that.

What is most interesting here is the fact that the same blood courses through the veins of that worthless reprobate Edward Kennedy as ran through the veins of his clearly more intelligent and perceptive brothers, Jack and Bobby. Without a doubt we are dealing with the black sheep syndrome here. Where is the justice in life when two brothers of worth are exterminated while a third, a cowardly killer of a young lady, wanders through the senate like a bloated and perverted whale.

Ron Paul, as a true statesman and an upholder of the truth, should be increasingly vigilant. If it is established that he has a credible chance to seize the nomination and move onto the presidency it will not go unnoticed by the elites who have everything to lose if government is severed from corporate control and the sovereignty of the people is restored. If the spark that he has ignited is fanned into a flame for freedom he needs to be acutely aware that the dark forces of evil will be stalking him with malevolent intent. He is a man of great integrity and a man of faith, and as such he has more value than the entire cadre of political opportunists in the congress – and the white house – who serve the corporatists and the elites and prevail against the freedoms of the people. It has become a very dangerous country for those who oppose tyranny and advocate for truth.

As I have written in the past it is now or never time for the people of this nation. Black as it seems and futile as it may appear to be there is a course of action, which if initiated could deliver the country from the power of the elites. To start with we can do everything in our power to ignite a great grass roots crusade to enable the ascendancy of Ron Paul over the venal socialist competition of both parties, and elect him as president. Then we can assist him in restoring a Constitutional government by cleaning out every self-serving communistic loose constructionist donkey from the halls of congress. When that has been accomplished we need to clean the vices and the filthiness from our society and move this country back to the Christian principles of our forefathers. We have been ruled by lascivious derelicts and mired in social filth for so long that too many have gotten accustomed to the malodorous stink that is upon us. The devil has his teeth in us like a snake swallowing a toad. We will do something now, or after a last brief struggle we will exist only as a lump in the belly of the serpent.

Jim Schwiesow is a retired sheriff with 46 years of law enforcement service. He served with the Unites States Army with the occupation forces in post war Berlin, Germany, and has a total of nine years of military service, which includes six years in the U.S. Army Reserve.

His law enforcement service includes: three years in the military police, fifteen years as an Iowa municipal police officer, and twenty-eight years as the duly elected sheriff of Sioux County, Iowa.

Jim has written a number of articles, which have been published in various professional law enforcement journals.

He can be reached at jimr@orangecitycomm.net
Web-Site: http://www.sheriffjimonline.com


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Blind – None Are So Blind As Those Who Will Not See The Truth


None Are So Blind As Those
Who Will Not See The Truth


By Jim R. Schwiesow


The Covenant News ~ September 24, 2007


Last week we witnessed another act in the traveling George Bush Dog and Pony Show.

Two Bush administration lackeys, U.S. Army General David Petreus and U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker, were the center-ring attraction at a performance of the greatest comedy show on earth the congressional circus. Unable to sustain a desired momentum for his killing campaign in Iraq, which is costing the taxpayers of the United States $122,820.00 a minute or $7.4 Million dollars an hour, the president was forced to trot out his ace sycophants to woo and deceive the people and the congress with more of the same old administration exaggerations and foolishly false contentions that we are winning the war. Here is the sad part everybody knows; and facts are abundant to prove it, that this most shameful military incursion in the nation’s history is a total disaster. In truth it is and always was an unrighteous war that is guaranteed to pull the country down militarily, economically and ethically, one has to question if it is at all possible for this nation to sink any lower ethically, the media knows this as does the majority of the people yet they follow the lies of the administration like stink follows a skunk.

I would imagine that George Bush gives thanks every day that the people of this nation have a propensity to readily believe the lies of his administration and to be easily deceived. And so it was more of the same this week No sooner had George’s carefully selected protagonists left the stage, and the congress had lowered the circus tent and packed it away for another day, than the media was busy pounding the airwaves with the joyous news that things in Iraq were not nearly so bad as it seemed, this despite the fact that U.S. casualties continue to climb at an accelerated rate and that one million Iraqi civilians have been killed since the inception of the Bush Administration’s alleged war for democracy. The handpicked, by GWB, Iraqi puppet government huffily denies these casualty statistics, and maintains that only a mere 650,000 to 750,000 of their people have been killed. Gee-whiz, what a relief everybody should now feel so much better about old George’s war.

In truth the fact of the matter is that George Bush is desperate to keep the war active so that he can keep the troops, battle groups and machinery of war in place in the middle-east for another of his preemptive strikes, this time against Iran. One undeclared war follows another it is only necessary that the aggression be rationalized by lies and half-truths. Adolph Hitler invented the tactics that George Bush employs so well today. I’m convinced that the president reasons why not since no one with the authority or the courage to do so has seized his criminal behind and tossed him into the clink where he rightfully belongs. It is a strange land, is it not? The entire country was bent out of shape (rightfully so) when Bill Clinton lied about having sex with an intern, but no one seems to care much about the fact that George Bush lies serially and boldly about a war that has cost the country dearly in the terms of lives, credibility and money.

This whole staged Petraeus/Crocker episode brought to mind an old song by country singer Bobby Bare about the witch, Marie Laveau who was able to do a little magic to banish those who crossed her in ways that provoked her. It seems that George Bush, like the bent and bony witch of Bare’s song, possesses these same mystical occultist qualities. When confronted by those who oppose his unconstitutional and dictatorial activities he “does a little magic, shakes a little sand, makes a million lies and puts them in our hands, and whoooeeee, Another foe done gone.”

This week an article was emailed to me, which was written by Michael Gaddy the title of which was “Worshipping the State: Why They Die” I am continually enlightened by articles not authored by me, but that I sincerely wish that I had written. However, I also sincerely doubt that I could have expressed myself so eloquently and with such great feeling and passion as did Mr. Gaddy. Nevertheless I resolved to pick up on the theme of the article and express some personal thoughts on his subject, which was the subservience of our military to a criminal regime that has stolen the sovereignty of the people and set the nation up for disaster. Mr. Gaddy has written that our military swears allegiance to the Constitution, but disregards the obligation thereto and instead panders to a governmental criminal enterprise. I seriously urge readers to use the link to read the article. Mr. Gaddy makes no bones about the undeniable fact that George Bush and his fascist cronies have dismantled the Bill of Rights, sacked the Constitution, nullified the guarantee against illegal imprisonment provided by Habeas Corpus and effectively invalidated states rights. In my words, not his, we are now a nation of regimented automons programmed to subservience to a fascist state and controlled and enslaved by the soulless national socialistic leaders thereof.

Many will greet Mr. Gaddy’s article, and mine, with a completely closed mind. The reason for that is that we no longer function as freethinking individuals in this country. To do so is to be labeled as a subversive or a traitor – a traitor to whom? To whom should we give our allegiance? To a government staffed by lying criminals who rule the people by intimidation and by the instilling of fear? I think not. Patriotism is not about serving a government; it is about serving the people in a selfless and meaningful way.

Today we no longer have an armed force that is comprised of citizen soldiers who do their duty in response to threats to the homeland and then return to civilian society once the threat has been terminated by their dedicated service. Those who now serve in the military no longer represent or defend the freedoms of the people as citizen soldiers; they are instead beholden only to a totalitarian collective. The armed services are comprised of volunteers who have been indoctrinated to believe that their service and their allegiance is to the state, right or wrong. One is forced to ask, is it honorable to render allegiance and give service to a state that is pursuing objectives that are contrary to the principles of justice and law, and are of an outright criminal nature?

Those who are totally honest will concede that Iraq had not a thing to do with 9-11, and all, but the absolutely deceived, also know that there were no weapons of mass destruction or any intent by Saddam Hussein’s government to attack the United States. We were lied to and subjected to a steady stream of contrived myths (outright lies) that were designed to instill a false belief that the United States was under the threat of an imminent attack by Iraq. These mythical creations were designed to lead the sheep of the nation into support for an undeclared and illegal war. There was no declaration of war only a resolution by a deceived and compliant congress that allowed, by their pusillanimity, the Bush administration to pursue an outright war of aggression, a war entirely without a just cause.

We will lose this war just as we lost the Vietnam War. When we fight just wars and follow constitutional mandates in regard to pursuing active involvement in a conflict we have the satisfaction of knowing that we are superior to our enemies in regard to moral principles and are more likely to be on the winning side. It is the belligerent bullies – aggressors – of the world that fall by the sword. Those who continually beat the drum for preemptive wars, regardless of a lack outright provocation, make me sick. They are no less criminal in nature than a gangster who murders one who he believes, without reason, may come after him. A preemptive strike today is no less damnable, unequivocally detestable and morally wrong than it was at Pearl Harbor. We will pay the price for our belligerent aggressiveness. Whatsoever a nation sows so shall it reap. In plain terms, what goes around comes around. We are about to learn a lesson that so many nations have learned before us. To defend our nation is morally just, to assault another without reasonable cause is morally reprehensible.

Jim Schwiesow is a retired sheriff with 46 years of law enforcement service. He served with the Unites States Army with the occupation forces in post war Berlin, Germany, and has a total of nine years of military service, which includes six years in the U.S. Army Reserve.

His law enforcement service includes: three years in the military police, fifteen years as an Iowa municipal police officer, and twenty-eight years as the duly elected sheriff of Sioux County, Iowa.

Jim has written a number of articles, which have been published in various professional law enforcement journals.

He can be reached at jimr@orangecitycomm.net
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Law Enforcement – The Shifting Ethics of The Law Enforcement Community


The Shifting Ethics of The Law
Enforcement Community


By Jim R. Schwiesow


The Covenant News ~ October 18, 2007


As I write this article the particulars are unfolding of the killing of six young people, and the critical wounding of another by a rampaging full-time Wisconsin deputy sheriff who also moonlighted in his off hours as a municipal police officer. To function in several law enforcement capacities is a fairly common practice among law enforcement officers. It is not my intent to indict an entire profession on a single incident of mass murder by one of its members, but it is high time that we as a nation confront that which has gotten to be most threatening and serious in regard to the increasing militancy and the us against them mentality of too many of those who make up the law enforcement community.

Recently a reader of my columns wrote to me in regard to this very problem and urged that I write a column to address the issue. She wrote in part, “we are now witnessing a further result of the unconstitutional destruction of the separation of jurisdictions between levels of enforcement authority. Local law enforcement officers are freely using brutal tactics, not to protect the citizens, but to maintain and further the corrupt, illegal, lying, and murderous status quo. The emerging youthful beardless boys of arrogant police agencies who have had no training in, and evidence no regard for, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights compound this condition.

Despite all their new equipment, massive arsenals, body armor, and federal monies, these brave new police enforcers will hide behind trees, buildings, vehicles, and obey incredible orders to stand down instead of attempting to rescue a disarmed and meek citizen or citizens being slaughtered by some crazed individual or by another freaked out ‘law’ agency conducting raids upon unsuspecting and often totally innocent people. Those who resist in any way these incursions are murdered wholesale and burned out.

When I see horrifying events like these, I remember the totally different attitude and valiant actions by far less equipped and far more exposed police officers actively and courageously risking their lives, trying to pull the wounded and dead victims to shelter, while a law-abiding and armed citizenry helps to pin down a sniper so the police could work their way into a building to end that tragedy as fast as possible.”

This lady has very astutely identified the increasing hostility and the shift in ethics and principles of all too many in the law enforcement community. She also quite correctly identifies the corrosion of the profession and the corrupting influence of the federal government, which should have no control or ascendancy over local law enforcement agencies.

Lest one think that this is just sour-grapes by a civilian who resents the authority of law enforcement officers it is necessary that I mention the fact that I receive letters from active and retired members of the law enforcement community who echo this writers thoughts and outrage in regard to the deterioration of the law enforcement fraternity. A recently retired police officer wrote the following, “The current compliment of young officers contains too many who are arrogant, undisciplined and sadistic in the performance of their duties. They have little or no regard or respect for the rights of ordinary citizens and often deprive them of their dignity as human beings with their roughshod tactics.”

Just as the volunteer and paid military personnel of today no longer resemble greatly the conscripted civilian servicemen who stormed the beaches of Normandy and slogged their way across Europe or the valiant civilian turned warriors who fought through steamy jungles and assaulted the beaches of various enemy held Pacific islands, the law enforcement officers of today bear little resemblance to their counterparts of yesteryear. These were aptly called peace officers and they served as the protectors of their fellow citizens under the most humble of circumstances in regard to pay and remunerative benefits.

The difference between those who served in the law enforcement ranks forty to fifty years ago and those who serve today is evidenced by the fact that the mindset of the officers of the past and those of the current crop, in regard to service to the public, are miles apart. It irritates me to no end to see the decals on today’s patrol cars, which declare that the occupants “serve and protect”. Indeed actions speak louder than words or decals on a car, and all too often today the actions of police officers are in conflict with the self-serving words displayed on their cruisers.

To be totally honest I have to point out that this changed paradigm is not just confined to the police services. It is a reflection of the great degradation of morals and personal ethics that had washed over this country and sucked the young into a malevolent maelstrom of degeneracy. If it feels good do it, if it titillates the senses do it, if it adversely affects others too bad. This has gotten to be the creed of a large number of people in this country, and we are paying a very heavy price indeed for this slide into immorality. The quality of not being in accord with proper standards of right and good conduct is pulling society down on all levels and unraveling the ethical standards of too many of our once solid professions. Nowhere is this more evident than in the law enforcement profession today.

It used to be that candidates for positions in law enforcement were simply selected for recruitment on the basis of their moral and ethical standards in the community. They were interviewed and then carefully chosen acquaintances, past employers, neighbors, former teachers and other community leaders were sought out and queried as to their observations of the individuals who were being considered for these important positions. The law enforcement administrator of the agency was the ultimate and final authority on whether or not a candidate was hired. It was a simple process that worked remarkably well as is attested by the quality of those that were hired. Once they were on board their superior officers were in a position to assess their capabilities and their suitability for the various special functions within the department. And they did not need civil service commissions to direct, dictate or assist them in the process.

Through the years the criteria for the selection of law enforcement candidates and the mandatory prerequisites for the hiring and training thereof changed drastically when state legislative bodies turned the process over to the bureaucrats. There is absolutely nothing that bureaucrats cannot screw up, and they have done a magnificent job of screwing up law enforcement.

These perpetual meddlers in all things determined that candidates should be psychologically tested before even being considered for a law enforcement position. Generally the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory test referred to as the MMPI is used to determine if a candidate is personally qualified to function as a law enforcement officer. The test consists of 567 true or false questions regarding the candidate’s likes, dislikes, personal habits and predilections, which purportedly enables an evaluator to make a determination if a candidate is a nut case or is well adjusted. Some of the questions restrict a candidate’s ability to provide other than one answer to a question that presents multiplex possibilities. For example candidates are asked if they like little boys better than little girls or conversely if a candidate likes little girls better than little boys. He may like little boys and little girls equally well, but he is not given that option. There are some very strange questions on the test, and I recall the absolute dismay of the sheriff of a fairly large county over the fact that his candidates were being queried as to whether their feces was light colored or black and tarry. The sheriff was in a state of apoplexy, as he furiously demanded to know what dark stools had to do with whether or not a candidate was suitable for employment. Maybe, he opined, we ought to require stool samples as a prerequisite for the hiring of new officers.

Recently in Delaware a young freshly and honorably discharged Marine, Sergeant Derek Hale, was beset by a police execution squad pursuant to an investigation of his association with a motorcycle gang, with which he had been working on a Toys for Tots project. Sergeant Hale was married and the father of two children who along with his wife witnessed his execution. The young man who had absolutely no criminal history and who had, by virtue of his unblemished history, been issued a concealed-weapons permit was minding his own business when the police goon squad screeched up. When the bewildered former Marine, who had been sitting on a front stoop, rose to his feet he was tasered and thrown to the ground. Paralyzed by the voltage he was unable to comply with an order to raise his hands so he was tasered again this time the voltage sickened him so that he vomited and further rendered him incapable of responding to the shouted commands of the storm troopers. In quick succession he was tasered a third time and when he was in a completely helpless and vulnerable state of being one of the brave members of the squad, a Lieutenant of the Wilmington Police Department moved in close and at point black range shot him three times in the chest, the .40 caliber slugs shredding his insides. May the infamy of this murderer follow him to his grave and beyond.

I can virtually assure you that this Lieutenant had been tested and found to be mentally sound and competent to perform police services. I also would venture to say that the deputy sheriff from Wisconsin discussed previously who cold bloodedly riddled the bodies of seven people with bullets had likewise been tested and found to be fit to serve his community as a certified and duly appointed law enforcement officer, so much for the fake science of psychology. If these officers are not nut cases – and their psychometric tests say that they are not – then it stands to reason they must simply be brutal and sadistic murderous thugs.

We have come to a point in this country where police death squads in coal scuttle helmets, black armor and jack-boots strike the same terror and fear into the hearts of innocent law-abiding citizens that their counterparts of the SA and SS did in Nazi Germany. All that is missing is a crooked cross upon their helmets.

How is it that the law enforcement profession has come to it present deplorable and damnable state of being? It is evident that the federal government and the bureaucratic agencies thereof have had a great and corrupting influence upon local law enforcement and that the meddling politicians on all levels of government are equally culpable. It cannot be contended that all law enforcement officers are inherent bullies and molesters of the people of their communities, but it can be declared that forces well beyond their control have molded many of them in that image.

The politicians and bureaucrats who comprise our governments on all levels have an insatiable lust for the people’s money. They contrive at all times to tap into the fruits of the labors of the poor saps that have put them into the offices that they occupy. They have taxed everything that their people possess or hope to possess. Since their constituents have been taxed to the max they have turned, in their money mad intoxication, to other sources of revenues. One of these sources has been the fines and costs assessed for infractions of the millions of laws that they have put into place. Just as they have never met a tax that they didn’t like they have likewise not crafted a law or administrative rule that did not meet their approval as a revenue maker. Every day the various governments haul in millions of dollars in totally unreasonable fines and costs from hapless citizens for minor infractions of one kind or another.

Law enforcement administrators will tell you, if they are honest, that they are subjected to considerable pressure from city councils and administrators, county boards and state legislatures to ensure a steady flow of monies into their treasuries through a heavy handed enforcement of misdemeanor statutes. The motor vehicle statutes are often the most abused in this regard. As a former law enforcement administrator I can attest to the truthfulness of that which I write in this regard.

Lawmakers have ingeniously built a clever innovation into the way that these spoils are dispersed and distributed. The gross take is proportionally allotted to the various government entities in the order of rank and importance much in the way that the gangsters dispersed their ill-gotten gains. I believe that the politicians and their pandering bureaucratic buddies have raised legal extortion and larceny to new levels. As I stated each government entity is allocated a percentage of the take in descending order, the state retains the lions share, as did Al Capone, and the remaining levels of government receive a cut of the balance.

Just as Al Capone and the other gangster lords had soldiers to make their collections so does the government, they are called policemen.

Most police agencies deny that they have in place a quota system, they are lying and they know that they are lying. They just use semantics to disguise or camouflage what is essentially a quota system. A state trooper explained his quota system to me thusly: “Each month I am scheduled for an evaluation as is every trooper in the organization. At the evaluation a computer printout of my monthly activity in regard to the citations that I have, or have not, written is presented. The commanding officer conducting the “evaluation” goes over every statute in the motor vehicle code and sternly draws my attention to the statutes for which I have written few or no citations. Protestations to the effect that I did not observe violations being committed in these areas hold no water with my superior. I am admonished that in future evaluations there had better be some increased activity in these areas or else. I am left to my own devices as to how to generate such activity, which in essence means that I have to either fake it or be left to face the consequences.”

We have reached an execrable state of being in regard to the state of law enforcement in this nation today. When law enforcement people are forced into dishonesty and when individual officers are transformed into sadistic bullies and more, we have much to fear.

I am apolitical, but I have to close this out with the following admonition. We are on the final leg of a journey into perdition. I am thoroughly convinced that our Creator would be absolutely justified should He rain destruction upon this fallen nation, and I expect it momentarily. If there is in fact no move toward repentance we will have no one to blame for our demise other than ourselves. We need to get our house in order and we need to do it this very moment not tomorrow, not next week, not next year, it has to be done now! We must start with our own lives then we need to move to quickly clean out every last rotten and corrupt public official in this nation, from the top to the bottom. I wish that the elections were tomorrow because our time is critically short. If we elect any of the candidates other than Ron Paul we are destined for the pit. There are none on the Democratic side who are morally upright, and only several on the Republican side who are ethically fit. Ron Paul is not only morally upright and ethically fit, he is constitutionally correct and he is our last best hope in 2008, if we make it that far.

Jim Schwiesow is a retired sheriff with 46 years of law enforcement service. He served with the Unites States Army with the occupation forces in post war Berlin, Germany, and has a total of nine years of military service, which includes six years in the U.S. Army Reserve.

His law enforcement service includes: three years in the military police, fifteen years as an Iowa municipal police officer, and twenty-eight years as the duly elected sheriff of Sioux County, Iowa.

Jim has written a number of articles, which have been published in various professional law enforcement journals.

He can be reached at jimr@orangecitycomm.net
Web-Site: http://www.sheriffjimonline.com


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Devil’s Kingdom – Setting Up The Devil’s Kingdom On Earth


Setting Up The Devil’s Kingdom On Earth


By Jim R. Schwiesow


The Covenant News ~ July 10, 2007


‘Tis done! Full soon thou’lt see my exultation; As for my bet no fears I entertain. And if my end I shall gain, Excuse my triumphing with all my soul. Dust shall he eat, ay, and with relish take, As did my cousin, the renowned snake. –Mephistopheles (Faust)

The saying is, that Rome wasn’t built in a day. Neither is the building of a world order a project of short duration. It is a work in progress, begun two thousand years ago and roiling ever onward, like the undercurrent of a muddy river, hidden from the thoughts and minds of unthinking drones, it nevertheless moves, as it always has, to an inexorable and inevitable conclusion. By malevolent design, stealth, and patiently skillful dedication the devil urges his men servants to the task, the building of a world-wide empire in which he will be worshipped by impious men. The end of the quest looms large as the wicked and depraved – man and spirit – pursue with frenzied energy, the final preparations for the subjugation of the nations’ to the tyranny of the evil one and those who do his bidding.

“I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the throne of God: I will sit upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the most High.” Isaiah 14:13-14

I have news for the old dragon, the only heights that he will achieve is the total, but short lived, domination of a fallen world and the reign that he will experience is the reign over the brutal and violent end of his counterfeit kingdom.

That a sizeable nucleus of dedicated men servants of the devil exists is readily apparent. Their work is evident even though they operate in the shadowy and murky depths of the boardrooms of the corporate and financial world and in the countless occulted secret societies. They may be diversely spread in regard to status and organization, but they serve the same master and are uniformly dedicated to the destruction of the sovereignty of the peoples of the world. Like the demons that they emulate they are legion and are called by many names. Whether they are known as Bildenbergers, Illuminati, Trilaterals, or they are of the Council on Foreign Relations, they are cut from the same cloth and belong to same dark spiritual family. They may invoke religious piety or hide behind philanthropic causes, but their ultimate cause is the establishment of Satan’s earthly kingdom, and like their master they were liars and murderers from the day of their birth. Service to the evil one was their destiny from before the foundations of the earth were laid, and death and destruction has been given into their hands.

Through the years these denizens of a dark spiritual order have created the conditions for the rise and reign of the likes of Nero, Adolph Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Joseph Stalin, Mao Tse-Tung, Pol Pot and others of their ilk. It would have bruised the massive egos of the former if they were to have been aware of the fact that they were used and manipulated by the exponents of internationalism and a one-world order, an order not of their own choosing. The one-world agents had cleverly played to their inflated feeling of pride in their superiority to others and extolled the virtues of their dehumanizing and occultist driven political platforms. They were entirely expendable and were nothing more than a deadly and spectacular splash upon the world scene. They flared brightly, killed many in their service to the powers principalities in high places, and then receded into an oblivion wrought by time. They paid the price for their flights into insanity, but their benefactors and boosters on the international scene skulked away in the calamitous aftermath of their demise and lived to mentor future devil’s disciples. The tyrants that they have raised and encouraged have served an indispensable purpose, they were, and are, integral pieces of a master plan, and as such they have paved the way for a continuing acceleration of the cause.

That the proponents of the program for Satan’s new worldwide kingdom have made great strides in Europe is evident. Almost the entirety of Europe has been enfolded into a single entity with common socio-economic and political goals. The continent is now home to a united populace who share a liberal socialistic commonality. The churches are for the most part state supported and sanctioned. They have been secularized and made obedient to the state. Strict adherence to Biblical principles invites state censure and may subject both disobedient pastors and lay people to fines and incarceration. The countries have been mongrelized by loose and liberal immigrations policies. Individualism is rapidly disappearing and the people have become morally unprincipled in regard to deviant lifestyles and an acceptability of the deviation from what is normal and upright. The United States lags behind, thus far, in the transition to a pre-new world order status, but just barely.

An observation of the progress made by the internationalists in the U.S. gives cause for great concern; in fact great panic would be a better term. The new world agents have made a monumental progress in the conditioning of the people to accept the tenants of the rapidly evolving one-world order. Socially engineered programs on all levels of society have succeeded in corrupting the morals of the people and making them dependent upon the state, almost all are dependent on one or more government entitlements. The use of the world entitlement of course is one of those new age innovations that leads people to believe that they have a legitimate claim to the handout, rather than actually understanding that they are the recipient of a government dole, which can be terminated at any time should the government desire to discipline them for waywardness from bureaucratic mandates regulating their activities. Hedonism prevails and money and the good life are worshipped, in this regard the people of the United States have a functional equality with their European counterparts.

This mind-set and the ever-increasing deterioration of the morals and character of the people is propagated and perpetuated by the public school systems. The children are indoctrinated with inimical social values that deliberately blur the lines between right and wrong and between acceptable and unacceptable behavior. The new political correctness has greatly exacerbated the sickness that is upon the nation. The teaching of tolerance of deviant practices both sexually and in regard to family and personal relationships has impacted deeply the moral fiber of the younger generation. The morals and language of our children today would make a sailor of my generation blush.

The truth is not taught in our schools, neither about values nor about our history and our heritage. The truth is not a friendly asset to the international agents for the satanic move to a new world order. Lies and fabrications better suit their purpose. Sharp and discerning minds are their enemy; mushy minds are their ally in their drive for world control.

In the last two decades the drive for the inclusion of the United States into a new world order has been exponentially accelerated by the fact that the people have unwisely elected to high government offices many agents of the new order. They now proliferate the ranks of government on both the administrative and bureaucratic levels. Foremost and most prominent and destructive of this number is the president, George Walker Bush, of the Order of the Skull and Bones.

Mr. Bush who came to office by masquerading as a believing Christian has done more to further the cause of the new world order in the United States than any of his predecessors in office. His every move is calculated to facilitate the inclusion of the United States into the rapidly evolving worldwide system. His policy of encouraging the elemental march toward world government has been devastating to the sovereignty of the people and has moved the U.S. from Constitutional governance to a socialistic despotic rule. He wars indiscriminately and without proper congressional approval, and he is fond of characterizing his wars as “wars for independence” A clever little invention of his speech writers. His wars are for the “sameness” required by the internationalists. It is a drive to submerge the national identities of the nations and to promote allegiance to a world government. His constant blathering about democracy and the promotion of democracy is simply a subterfuge and a cover-up for a militarized drive to conquer those who stray from the desires of the one world elites. That he studiously avoids characterizing the United States as a Constitutional Republic is not without meaning.

George Bush, with the approval of an equally culpable congress, has by calculation and guile followed the European example by mongrelizing the nation and bastardizing society. His deliberate sanctioning of the importation of twenty-one million low functioning illegal aliens and his surreptitious negotiations for a North American Union on the model of the new European Union, illustrates the fact that he serves a master other than the people of the United States.

We have come to a crux in our history. We have one foot in the manure pile, and the other is soon to follow for total involvement. We have no tomorrows, we have only today. We must move now to cripple the momentum of the new world agents, and if we do not we will be witness to the rollover of this nation to a numbing freedom destroying society of the devil’s design. Given the indifference and spiritlessness of the people today, I suspect that this is our destiny.

Jim Schwiesow is a retired sheriff with 46 years of law enforcement service. He served with the Unites States Army with the occupation forces in post war Berlin, Germany, and has a total of nine years of military service, which includes six years in the U.S. Army Reserve.

His law enforcement service includes: three years in the military police, fifteen years as an Iowa municipal police officer, and twenty-eight years as the duly elected sheriff of Sioux County, Iowa.

Jim has written a number of articles, which have been published in various professional law enforcement journals.

He can be reached at jimr@orangecitycomm.net
Web-Site: http://www.sheriffjimonline.com


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Tyrants – Conscripted Into A New World Order By Tyrants


Conscripted Into A New World Order By Tyrants


By Jim R. Schwiesow


The Covenant News ~ August 6, 2007


“A tempest of tyranny and treachery blows across the land, a mantle of suppression settles upon us with stifling weight. Demons incarnate tread upon our freedoms. Our liberties are sacrificed to gods of a new order. By their command riders of the dragon steal our dignity. The inglorious slaves of a tyrannical master smother the spirit, and the hot breath of evil pursues us and deadens our souls. No patriot deliverer lifts us from the abyss; no righteous mortal exempts us from delusional pursuits. We are damned to extinction and doomed to oblivion by the corrupt and the depraved that have, with our commendation, consigned us to a hell of the devil’s making. Such is the fate of the faint-hearted many at the hands of a perfidious few.”

In my last article, “The Setting Up Of The Devil’s Kingdom On Earth” I applied a Biblical perspective to the coming to pass of a new world order of the devil’s design. Those who are in the world, but not of the world understand that the fate of the world, and that of the United States, rests neither with the present god of this world who calls the nations his own nor with his human disciples. Though his evil falls upon us and his mentored prevail against us, he, and they, are not the arbiters of our fate, the ultimate destiny of the world, this nation, and every soul upon the earth rests with the Son of the most-high God; the creator of the heavens and the earth and of everything in and upon them.

We petition for redress of the afflictions upon us in all the wrong channels, and we look for a savior in all the wrong places. Since our pleadings are sown to the wind we reap the whirlwind. The powers that have brought these adversities upon us are not going to deliver us from that of their own making.

The tyranny that encroaches upon our liberties and steals our God-given rights is no longer being incrementally established or veiled from the conscious. The agents of a new order stand boldly before us. They flaunt their power and spit in our eye daring us to resist, and are increasingly emboldened by the cowardly response that they perceive.

Columnists write of a coming dictatorship and of a looming fascist control of our nation, they contend that the formation of the same is fast upon us. The truth is that it is already here, we are firmly clutched in the treacherous claws of an established totalitarian regime of fascist design. We just have not recognized it in its present guise. I submit that that we are under the rule of a fully established fascist consortium, a consortium with a shared commonality of mind, a consortium of agents dedicated to the final destruction of the pitiful vestiges of a once gallant Republic, a consortium of which George W. Bush is the head.

With increasing rapidity the president comes before a malleable media, which documents the treachery at hand, and signs into law that which abolishes another of our freedoms. The grinning congressional co-conspirators who draft these aberrations of the Constitution at his behest surround him and their faces reflect how great we are looks of smugness. The Constitution is enshrined and showcased to the world as a monument to freedom, but the principles thereof are spat upon and maligned. The courts give lip service to it, the congressional people quote from it to deceive the electorate, and the president totally ignores it. All of which forces one to ask, what good is it? When the president discounts it, and when the politicians and courts prevail against the God-given freedoms that it defines, it becomes no more than a dead document written by long dead patriots. The principles thereof, like those of the Bible, have been cunningly rationalized away by the devil’s disciples who rule over this spiritually fallen nation.

The last vestiges of a once great Republic are being washed away by the depredations of the unrighteous purveyors of new world doctrines. When the Republic breathes its last the obituary will read: This nation, plundered by the treasonous acts of its public officials, did not expire from natural causes; it was murdered with malice aforethought. The apologists who continually alibi for the assassins of the Republic call those who write columns such as this alarmist and question their patriotism. True patriots give their allegiance to truth, liberty and justice, and not to murderously treacherous systems of government.

Fascism is defined as a system of rule by an authoritarian hierarchical government. Conversely a Republic is defined as a political system governed by the people through democratically elected representatives. It is an established fact that our government now rules over the people with an iron fist and a tyrannical whip and extracts forcibly from them the fruits of their labor. The people have yielded to a corrupt institutionalized two-party system that severely limits their voting options and serves only the interests of monied internationalists. All of which should be a clue. A fascist regime governs unilaterally and suppresses the will of the people with dictatorial decrees and oppressive laws, despite protestations to the contrary by the apologists for our corrupt leaders and a denial by the weak-willed serfs of this nation, we are in fact being ruled over by a fascist regime.

The people of this nation should be aware of the deadly intent of President George W. Bush, and of those in government who mentor him, to destroy those who stand in the way of his wars for dominance and his destruction of those who refuse to submit to his international bullying. His executive orders have made that abundantly clear. He may not be the sharpest stick in the bundle, but he has the cunning and treachery of the devil himself. His memory is long; the polyps were in his colon and not in his brain. He has taken up the cause that his daddy started and was unable to finish. Saddam was finished off by the trickery and deceit of the two Georges. That a devious and treacherous man such as Saddam could be bested and destroyed by the likes of this pair is testimony to their guile and their single-mindedness of purpose. They are assassins par excellence. Mr. Ahmadinejad should be warned; he is not fooling with a rational being, or with a man of conscience. He is tangling with a fascist despot who has demonstrated that there are no constraints upon his power to war and to destroy, and one who will not let the will of the people get in his way. He is a deluded egotist who believes that he is divinely guided to rain destruction upon those who oppose him. It is the case of one despot against another, but George Bush holds all the aces. And those aces are unequalled in the history of mankind in regard to weaponry.

Mr. Ahmadinejad’s Iran is not a match and he should not delude himself into thinking that he has a chance to prevail should he allow George W. Bush to suck him into war. He should also know that Mr. Bush is completely uninhibited in regard to restraints, constitutional or otherwise, upon his power to war indiscriminately, and that his inventiveness in fabricating justification for war has no equal. A word to the wise should be a sufficient warning to those who have natural resources, such as oil, which are coveted by this administration.

For more on the reign of tyrants over the nation use this link to access a column by, Paul Craig Roberts.

Jim Schwiesow is a retired sheriff with 46 years of law enforcement service. He served with the Unites States Army with the occupation forces in post war Berlin, Germany, and has a total of nine years of military service, which includes six years in the U.S. Army Reserve.

His law enforcement service includes: three years in the military police, fifteen years as an Iowa municipal police officer, and twenty-eight years as the duly elected sheriff of Sioux County, Iowa.

Jim has written a number of articles, which have been published in various professional law enforcement journals.

He can be reached at jimr@orangecitycomm.net
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Affliction – Ridding The Nation of A Parasitic Affliction


Ridding The Nation of A Parasitic Affliction


By Jim R. Schwiesow


The Covenant News ~ August 17, 2007


“James K. Polk Where Are You When We Need You, We Are Being Governed By Idiots”

The invasion by illegal aliens is not the only dire threat that confronts us today, but other than the fascist government that deliberately enables it, it is the most critical threat to face this nation in its history, and that includes two world wars, the fighting of which never reached our shores.

The invasion of the nation proper by millions of illegal aliens can no longer be considered to be only a nuisance or a situation that we can withstand with little consequence. We simply cannot continue to ignore or countenance the hoards of law-breaking invaders that pour across our borders with impunity and with nothing in the way of containment by our government. Our politicians should be dragged from the chambers that they profane by their very presence and be scourged and whipped as traitors to the nation and to the people who they purportedly represent.

All but a handful of Senators and entirely too many Congressional Representatives have encouraged and ignored the festering disease of illegal border crashing and allowed it to burgeon into an insidious malignancy, which rots away the foundations of the nation and threatens the people of this nation with a full-fledged insurrection by a non-indigenous people whose stated purpose is to pave the way for the overthrow of the nation, to institutionalize a socialistic order, and to banish entirely those European and African descendents who by their sweat and ingenuity built the nation and defended its principles through two world wars.

I have long maintained, and still do, that if for no other reason than to head off the possibility of such an overthrow, that every last man, woman, and child, who are in this country by a means other than lawful immigration, must be purged from the country by deportation. I have also maintained that despite what George W. Bush, the witting head of this increasingly militant insurgency, tells you we have everything to fear from the Latin-American hoards that have illegally invaded our borders and laid siege to our institutions and our society. One has only to look to the statements by militant Hispanic groups in this country and the pronouncements of equally militant leaders of Latin-American countries to ascertain that these have designs on the United States as a place to provide living space for their masses. With avaricious desire they contemplate the appropriation of the infrastructure and the resources of a nation built upon the sweat and blood of the millions of Euro-Americans and Afro-Americans who established and populated this nation. Like Hitler who looked to Poland and Czechoslovakia for Lebensraum (Lining Space) for the German people these suckers covet the United States in likewise fashion.

I once wrote a piece in which I contended that not only is the huge and ever growing number of illegal aliens – who may call themselves by various names such as Latinos, Mestizos, Hispanics, Nican Tlaca, or whatever – in this country a threat to our economic well-being and social stability, it also constitutes a precursor to a military invasion of the country from the south. As previously stated these people and these governments have no love for the United States, they have only an abiding hatred for, and a jealousy of, our people, and an insatiable lust for that which belongs to us. The only friend that we have upon the North American continent is Canada; the letters that I receive from our neighbors to the north indicates such. If, or when, the internal stability of this nation dissipates to a point where our military formidability can no longer assure the inviolability of our borders, a situation not too far fetched in view of current events, we can expect a military invasion across our southern borders, and the invaders will have the advantage of thirty to forty million or more well placed saboteurs and guerilla insurgents.

The last time that I laid out this scenario in writing, some idiot wrote and said, “Hahahahahohohoheeheehee what a laugh to think that these ignorant countries could prevail against our invincible military, dream on.” The only ignorance that I could perceive was that of the person who wrote that letter. No military is invincible; if history has taught us anything it has taught us that. The Russians thought that they were invincible when they invaded Afghanistan, and they were completely outfought demoralized and humiliated by the rag tag guerilla fighters who prevailed against them, and think of the fact that our supposedly invincible military forces have not been able to diminish or eliminate the presence of the militant insurgents in Iraq and the middle-east. Now envision, if you will, what would have been the result if some thirty to forty million well placed American and English foot-loose and unrestrained internal agents, who were loyal to the countries of their origin, had been allowed to infiltrate pre-war Germany. Of course we know that Adolph Hitler, unlike the cretin who serves as our commander-in-chief, had more brains than to allow this to happen, but for the sake of argument let’s assume that these foreign agents had been allowed to infiltrate to the extent that the United States has been infiltrated by foreign nationals and I believe that you will concede that these millions could have created an internal havoc, which would have shortened the war in our favor considerably.

I used to think that the people of this country had little discernment and even less God-given common sense, and that they were a hopeless cause. I have altered that opinion to a great extent given the fact that eighty percent of the people have demonstrated that they do have a capacity for common sense and that they recognize the dire consequence of the invasion of millions of illegal aliens. To the politically correct who think that I use the term alien to cause my readers to equate these invaders with the grotesque caricatures of space invaders, you are right. Since I am not politically correct it bothers me not to do so. It is the abysmally ignorant minions of our government who have reached the absolute ultimate in stupidity and who have demonstrated a lack of lucidity and the grievously greedy, grasping and predatory people in high places who wish to surrender the nation to selfish causes that have earned my detestation. I’m talking about those in this country who would sacrifice their mother for a dirty dollar. In other words those who sit upon their thinking apparatus and lust after the god of money. In case I have not made myself absolutely clear in this regard, I include in this group the corporations, big business moguls, some, but not all, trade unionists, the Chamber of Commerce on both the national and state levels, and last, but not least, the politically correct do-gooders who invariably champion wrong causes and do their level best to suppress the freedoms of their neighbors.

Anyone who would sacrifice the lives and well-being of his, or her, fellow citizens for filthy lucre or social expediency is corrupt of mind and soul and has no worth or value to the nation. They just take up space and breathe air that should be reserved for selfless servants of the human race.

It is sink or swim time for this nation. Illegal parasites are tied to this nation like a dead weight and are pulling us into the depths of a sea of destruction and strangulating a once vibrant society. The economic stress is overwhelming, the deterioration is fearful, and the transformation of our culture to that of a third-world nation is disheartening. The lives of every last citizen of the nation has been jeopardized by these invaders, that the criminal miscreants from among the thirty million illegal invaders have taken the lives of forty-two thousand lawful and peace abiding United States citizens points up the monstrousness of this deliberately countenanced invasion. The president and every last one of the demonically led people, heretofore delineated, who have enabled these killers will stand to account for every single life that has been sacrificed to their greed and their deviancy of mind.

The solution is simple. When I was a youth I would be required to assist my Dad who was a mechanic. Often times while toiling in his shop he would, being too engaged in his work to leave it, send me to the work bench for a specific tool. It seems that invariably I would be unable to locate the tool that he would need, and I would exclaim, “Dad, I can’t find it.” He would then disengage himself from the task at hand and walk to the workbench, pick up the tool, and then say to me, “If it had been a snake it would have bit you.” It occurs to me that we have a similar situation in regard to the need of a tool to remove from our midst these destructive invaders. The tool is fully in view and accessible; that tool is deportation. The politicians fume, dawdle, pontificate and procrastinate. They huff and puff about finding the right solution, when that solution is at hand and has been all along, if it had been a snake it would have bit them.

Reliable estimates of the annual cost to American taxpayers to sustain and provide for the welfare of these criminal invaders is, $338.3 billion dollars annually. This is the on-going cost of the coddling of these law-breakers, and it increases incrementally as untold numbers of additional aliens crash our borders daily to join the unholy flock already in the country. The politicians, and the idiots in the media who parrot them, pee and moan that a one-time cost of $230 billion dollars for the deportation of the entirety of this parasitic clump is prohibitive. One has to wonder where these geniuses received their mathematical prowess. It must have been garnered in the same public school system that they have corrupted with money, ignorance, and their infernal meddling.

Jim Schwiesow is a retired sheriff with 46 years of law enforcement service. He served with the Unites States Army with the occupation forces in post war Berlin, Germany, and has a total of nine years of military service, which includes six years in the U.S. Army Reserve.

His law enforcement service includes: three years in the military police, fifteen years as an Iowa municipal police officer, and twenty-eight years as the duly elected sheriff of Sioux County, Iowa.

Jim has written a number of articles, which have been published in various professional law enforcement journals.

He can be reached at jimr@orangecitycomm.net
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Nation – Time Has Run Out For This Nation


Time Has Run Out For This Nation


By Jim R. Schwiesow


The Covenant News ~ September 03, 2007


If you have been watching the news, reading the blogs, and listening to your president, George Walker Bush lately, you have undoubtedly picked up on the renewed and aggressive talk down of those who have great and grave concerns about the direction of the nation and the treacherous connivances of Mr. Bush and his administration. Indeed we have witnessed, this week, a quick resurrection of the apologists for the president and the increasingly bankrupt policies of his administration.

The American people had enjoyed a relatively short hibernation by the pontificates that pander to the administration’s goal of unlimited immigration and unlimited wars and the goofy minions who seem to believe his pronouncement that he is a mouthpiece for God. In truth these types laid low after the beating they took at the hands of an aroused citizenry in regard to the amnesty bill, which thanks to enraged citizen activists suffered an ignominious defeat. The deep humiliation inflicted upon the super inflated egos of the “I always know what’s best crowd” was heartening and wondrous to behold. For a brief while the country enjoyed a respite from the hot air specialists who have an inflated opinion of their own importance and who use the power of the media to cajole and wheedle the drones that they look down upon to capitulate to their way of thinking. And also for that brief while I sensed a measure of pride among those who prevailed against the giant and brought him down with a barrage of public indignation that collapsed the congressional phone system and caused trickles of sweat to course down the tailbones of more than a few pompous windbags in the senate.

But, alas it seems that this week we have returned to the status quo and reverted to form. The media and the president have re-instituted lies and subjugated the truth in pursuit of their goals and they have, in lieu of being honest about their intent, used scorn and ridicule to denigrate those who have questioned their motives and demanded an explanation of their activities.

At the conclusion of another secret Security and Partnership meeting between Mr. Bush and his counterparts from Mexico and Canada the president was asked by a reporter if the meeting was in fact a prelude to a North American Union similar to the European Union and if there were plans to build a super highway connecting the three North American Countries. The president chose to sidestep honesty once again by resorting to equivocation and by deploying the slick evasiveness he possesses as an accomplished liar. His response was to express scorn for those who rightfully raise legitimate questions concerning the activities of their government and by ridiculing those who do raise such questions by poking fun of them as conspiracy theorists. In the famed words of his own utterance, the president was once again “catapulting the propaganda.”

Even a cursory study of his political background discloses the fact that he has a long history, both as governor and as president, of deceit, and of exceeding the authority vested in his office by boldly evading the constraints of the laws governing his authority.

No lie is of the truth, and the truth is that people do not like the truth. At least we seem to value lies over the truth, are we really that perverse? The answer is, yes, we are. When I stated that we have reverted to form, I mean that we have done so with a vengeance. With the 2008 presidential campaign underway; we are once again immersed in a sea of lies. And it is only going to get worse.

Indeed those who mostly live by the lie seem to gain the most. Some would lie if the truth sounded better, but the majority seems to lie to cover up previous commitments to debased causes such as support for abortion, affirmation of deviant lifestyles, endorsement of same sex marriages, abolishment of gun ownership and a commitment to unrestrained immigration. If these causes, which they had previously embraced with fervor, were so great why is it that they must now lie about what they once considered to be righteous and acceptable? Do they not have core principles? Undoubtedly the answer to that question is, no they do not.

I never fail to be amazed at the gullibility of the people and their willingness to accept these lies on their face. Are their memories really that short, and if they are, are they too lazy to research the political backgrounds of the candidates? When we accept the lies of the politicians, we enable the debased of mind to rule over us. That this is the case has been demonstrated through the last four presidential administrations. All truly decadent by any standard, but still embraced as good by too many people to ignore. If the morals and character of the people reflect those of the politicians who have ruled over us in the past fourteen years, we are in deep trouble. The fact is that we are indeed in deep trouble; we suffer from a systemic disorder more dire than the majority of our people realize. We could broaden that time frame a bit if we were to include Lynden B. Johnson, but for the sake of adhering to a continuous and unbroken line of corrupt rule I cite only the Clinton and Bush dynasties. Since they are of different parties it is undeniably correct that party is not a common denominator. The common denominator here is a debased spirit that has been disassociated from God and His truths.

So, why is it that our people are so accepting of perversions of the truth? The deplorable fact is that we condition our people from the time that they are children to believe lies. Think about it, Almighty God the Spirit who holds the universe together by the universal laws that He instituted through creation, gave us the truth of our beginning in Genesis. We have chosen to call Him a liar, and to deny His account of our origins. Instead of relying upon God’s truth puny men have corrupted His word and substituted their own theories as to our beginning. By the power of the government and those who control the school systems in this country those theories (lies) are enforced as the truth. Our children are being force-fed lies, and then we wonder why they cannot distinguish between the truth and perversions of the truth. Please, I do not wish to hear from Darwinists and evolution theorists; my mind is as closed to this crap as George Bush’s mind is to the truth. In short I am not one of those who professes to be Christian, but denies God’s truth by substituting the lies of men for the word of God.

I personally do not believe that we will see another president. I believe that George W. Bush will usher out the end of an age for this country and that the United States will cease to exist as an independent nation. I am not a prognosticator or a prophet. I simply have a very strong conviction that we have run our string. God has washed His hands of us. He has disassociated Himself from us and allowed us to be possessed of a corrupt mind and to be delivered up to the devastating consequences of our own wrong choices. The Apostle Paul expressed it thusly: “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind.” Romans 1:28

When it happens it will come on with blinding suddenness. We have been warned time and time again, but like those who ridiculed and vindictively scorned Noah for building a ship on dry land we have employed the same derision in response to the messages of the watchmen of our times, and so at zero hour we will be surprised! Since we have distanced ourselves from Almighty God, He has distanced Himself from us. When the time comes we will beg, cry and plead, but it will be to no avail. Many will blame the very God who they denied, ignored and defamed with vituperation, and few will acknowledge that it was their own conscious acts of disobedience and denial that brought them to such a disaster. We are seeing the fingers of the approaching time of destruction daily, but we continue, as we always have, to put it down as coincidence. These trickles are sure signs that the dam has been breached and that it is only a matter of time until the deluge will submerge us in the climactic events of the time of retribution.

Revelation 22:20

Jim Schwiesow is a retired sheriff with 46 years of law enforcement service. He served with the Unites States Army with the occupation forces in post war Berlin, Germany, and has a total of nine years of military service, which includes six years in the U.S. Army Reserve.

His law enforcement service includes: three years in the military police, fifteen years as an Iowa municipal police officer, and twenty-eight years as the duly elected sheriff of Sioux County, Iowa.

Jim has written a number of articles, which have been published in various professional law enforcement journals.

He can be reached at jimr@orangecitycomm.net
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Treason – The Suborning of Presidential Treason by A Derelict Congress


The Suborning of Presidential Treason
by A Derelict Congress


By Jim R. Schwiesow


The Covenant News ~ June 04, 2007


“The laws should be rigidly enforced which prohibit the immigration of a servile class to compete with American labor, with no intention of acquiring citizenship, and bringing with them and retaining habits and customs repugnant to our civilization.” – Grover Cleveland – First Inaugural Address – Wednesday, March 4, 1885

The substantial number of messages sent by readers of my article, “It’s Time To Standup – Put Up – Or Shutup” was both unanticipated and telling. It pointed up a rapidly building and simmering resentment and anger in regard to 1. The impact of illegal aliens upon the nation, and 2. the encouragement of the illegal entry of huge numbers of aliens by George Walker Bush and a congress that aids and abets his treasonous activities. The delivering of the country, on the domestic front, to the destructive forces of a continuing and deadly invasion of illegal aliens and the equally deadly pursuit of a resource wasting belligerence on the international level has set the stage for an unprecedented conflict between the people of the nation and the government that ignores their concerns in regard to these issues.

Mr. Bush follows the dictates of the corporatists and ignores the wishes of the people, and in connivance with a delinquent congress he has succeeded in pushing the people to their limit by aggressively agitating for open borders, unabated immigration, and a North American Union. The fact is that both he and the congress have succeeded only in removing from among the people any commitment, or persuasion, for even legal immigration. The oft quoted and written sentiment, by maudlin advocates for unrestricted immigration and amnesty for law-breaking illegal aliens, of send us your tired, poor, and huddled masses is falling on deaf ears and blind eyes.. This is not the nineteenth century, and we have no dearth of people.

Thanks to the illogical and stupid thinking on immigration by our so-called political leaders we are experiencing a totally unnecessary population explosion that has severely and negatively impacted the quality of life for the people of this nation.

The people, who foot the bill for the tremendous waste of our resources by Mr. Bush and company, are showing an increasing intolerance for the international intrigues of the president, and they feel no obligation to fund the welfare for illegal aliens, provide free medical care for the same, or to educate their children. Too many legitimate U.S. citizens are being bankrupted by the astronomical cost of medical care, the rampant inflation, and the explosive out of control educational costs in this country to entertain any inclination to support the welfare of law-breaking illegal aliens. The welcome mat is not just wearing thin, it is entirely worn through.

If my mail is any indication illegal aliens are persona non grata even with a great many of our U.S. citizens of Latin American heritage. The president has managed to further irritate an already peeved public by proclaiming that those who are opposed to the pending sell-out to amnesty and the legalization of law-breaking aliens in the senate, “Don’t want what is right for America.” Sometimes the ignorance of the man and his arrogance amazes me. And I am finding out that a great majority in this country are similarly fed up to the ears with the president’s overbearing and condescending political assertions, and his unbridled control of the nation’s course.

Readers from across the nation wrote to register their frustration with the impact that the inflow of hoards of illegal aliens has wrought in regard to their personal lives and the lives of their families. But, it was those from the Southwestern states, particularly Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and California, who were most outspoken in their comment. The people in these states are, in reality, virtual hostages of illegal aliens, and to say that they are angry is an understatement. The deference by the government for interloping aliens over American citizens has infuriated those who have had their communities and their neighborhoods transformed into bastions of unfriendly, mostly Mexican, aliens. These have hijacked their neighborhoods, increased their local taxes, overloaded their schools and hospitals, and debased their culture. The many letters that I received from readers in these states were uncannily alike. Following are several examples:

“When I moved here (to Nevada) about 12 years ago, my neighborhood was equally balanced by race, now it is 95% Hispanic The prevalent language is Latin American. Most of the Hispanic neighbors have 5 or more cars parked on their front lawn or have taken all of the parking spaces in front of the homes of other residents, and they party all night every Saturday in their garages on their driveways. In the public schools many of the schoolbooks have been edited to pander to the Hispanics. Press 1 for English and 2 for Spanish, what bullshit! And now with the North American Union and the Super highway from Mexico-thru-America-to-Canada, and the planning for an Amero currency, things are looking gray.”

And

“Things have gotten so out of hand today and I’ve gotten to the point where I’m afraid of what the next day will bring. Virtually all of our freedoms are being taken away, THEY want to now tag us like cattle, we’ve got millions of illegals marching in our streets demanding their “rights” (their rights are back in their own country), our Border Patrol Agents are in prison for doing their very dangerous jobs, the NAU, etc, etc, etc. It’s my idea of waking up in “The Twilight Zone”. What used to be considered wrong is now “right”, what was unacceptable is now acceptable. The President of “our” country is evil and has no scruples whatsoever. As far as I can ascertain, he’s driven by greed and the lust for power and control. It’s all so heartbreaking; so very hard to accept.”

There is an increasing loathing of George Bush, and it is a product of his own making. The comments of readers, in regard to the president, were scathing and searing. The animosity runs deep. His swaggering bluster, his disdain for constitutional principles, his monomaniacal mindset in regard to the nationally debilitating war in Iraq, and his never-ending sneaky endeavors for a North American Union and a new world order have made him the object of a deep and abiding resentment by a majority of U.S citizens. Even an incompetent and gratingly patronizing Jimmy Carter did not descend to the level of public condemnation that George W. Bush has achieved during his tenure.

The return to power of the Democrats, granted by the voters in the last congressional election, was not an endorsement of their liberal politics, nor was it an abandonment of conservative principles. It was, in fact, a desperate attempt to curb the dictatorial aspirations of a megalomaniac by removing those Republicans in congress who were, in deference to party loyalty, enabling him in his excesses. The voters gambled that the Democrats, out of vindictiveness and spitefulness, would deny the president his authoritarian overreach for undivided power, and that they would abridge his devastating policies both domestically and internationally. It didn’t work; the Democrats are in complete agreement with the socialistic endeavors of George W. Bush, and they are colluding with him in his quest for wide-open immigration.

They are so lockstep with the president that they, after some transparent self-serving verbiage regarding their opposition to the war, have sanctioned continued funding for his unconstitutional war. The voters have learned a hard lesson, and they are paying a high price for this miscalculation and their lapse of judgment. We can only hope that it is not too late to rectify this mistake and repair the monumental damage that has been done to the country.

Jim Schwiesow is a retired sheriff with 46 years of law enforcement service. He served with the Unites States Army with the occupation forces in post war Berlin, Germany, and has a total of nine years of military service, which includes six years in the U.S. Army Reserve.

His law enforcement service includes: three years in the military police, fifteen years as an Iowa municipal police officer, and twenty-eight years as the duly elected sheriff of Sioux County, Iowa.

Jim has written a number of articles, which have been published in various professional law enforcement journals.

He can be reached at jimr@orangecitycomm.net
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Taking Back The Country


Taking Back The Country


By Jim R. Schwiesow


The Covenant News ~ June 13, 2007


“We do not come as aggressors. Our war is not a war of conquest; we are fighting in the defense of our homes, our families, and posterity. We have petitioned, and our petitions have been scorned; we have entreated, and our entreaties have been disregarded; we have begged, and they have mocked… We beg no longer; we entreat no more; we petition no more. We defy them!” –Williams Jennings Bryan

Those who are aware of history will undoubtedly know of the startling similarities of the policies of a National Socialist Germany, just prior to the time of world war two, and the current policies of the United States. Those who are so unfortunate as to have obtained their education in one of the many woeful schools of our national public educational system today would be well served to pick up a history book, if one can be found that hasn’t been revised to reflect the politically correct garbage presently being force fed to our students, and acquaint themselves with the historical political events of the Third Reich, which eventually led to the destruction of Germany, and which bear a remarkable resemblance to the political agenda being played out by our government today.

Dictatorships don’t just happen; they are a product of several elemental constituents. The first necessary constituent in the making of a totalitarian dictatorship is for a megalomaniacal power seeking political activist to be ushered onto the political scene. Often times these mortals will, at first blush, appear to be no more than patriotic individuals with a sincere desire to lead their country to a state of ideal perfection. These are usually charismatic and often have, but not always, well developed communication skills. Some are savants and others are moronically inclined, but all possess that extreme egotistical mindset that makes them believe that they, and they alone, are destined to be the saviors of their nation, and ultimately of the world.

One that I know of started as a politician whose only claim to fame was that he possessed a family political clout that enabled him to steal an election. I believe that you can see where I am headed with this. And some came to power through brilliant political connivance, such as was employed by Adolph Hitler. And at least one of these individuals possesses a pathological belief that he is an agent of God, and that God works through him. And now I know that you know exactly where I am going with this article.

A second constituent of the making of a dictatorship is the early capturing, by an incipient dictator, of a high approval and zealous affirmation of his leadership by the people. Historically this has been almost always the case unless it was a military coup that brought a dictator to power. It is this ill-conceived approbation that allows an emerging dictator to rally exponents and to consolidate his over reaching political hold on a country by securing legislated powers, which enable him to override the normal checks and balances on his prerogatives.

That we, in the Unites States, are on the cusp of a transformation to an absolute socialistic totalitarian system cannot be denied. We have a president who has successfully seized the means to force his will upon the people, and he has been aided and abetted in this cause by the congress. He is presently fighting an unconstitutional war, also with the acquiescence of the congress, and he has effectively captured the power to seriously abridge many of the amendments to the Constitution. He has the authority, again granted by congress, to prevail upon the personal privacy of the people, and to spy upon them at will. And he unilaterally negotiates treaties and agreements with foreign nations, for which he extorts acceptance by the congress after the fact. As was the case with Herr Hitler after he seized control, President George W. Bush is no longer just a tin pot small potatoes politico. By every measure he is a dictator who needs to be stopped from his unconstitutional excesses, and stopped quickly.

One would think that President Bush had at some time in his life studied the tactics of the German dictator since he has employed very effectively these very same maneuvers in his pursuit of complete control of the domestic scene and in his application of an aggressive belligerence on the international front. Citing internal security the German dictator moved early on to suspend the rights and liberties of the people. He suspended Sections 114, 115, 117, 118, 123, 124, and 153 of the Constitution of the German Reich until further notice, i.e. temporarily. Thus, all of the rights on personal liberty including the right of free expression of opinion, the right of assembly and the right of association were nullified, while at the same time the power to violate the privacy of postal, telegraphic, and telephonic communications, and the power to evade legal requirements for the acquisition of warrants for house-searches, orders for confiscation and restrictions on property, were seized by the government.

The decree, which allowed this government incursion upon the people, was supposed to be temporary, but in fact it was never rescinded even unto the end of the war. U.S. citizens would do well to remember this when they are told that similar suspensions of their constitutional rights are temporary and are being instituted for the security of the nation.

On the international front old Adolph had no equal in his quest for dominance over other nations. By asserting a right to self-protection from fictitious aggressors and by claiming, with feigned outrage, various manufactured affronts to German sovereignty the bellicose dictator lied and bullied his way through a number of encroachments upon hapless nations that were unfortunate enough to have captured his attention. The only innovation that he never tried was an assertion of the right to democratize other nations by war; he most likely would have been very envious of the inventiveness of George Bush in that regard. By maintaining that the German nation was only re-claiming land that had been wrested from it by neighboring countries, and by demanding the right to protect the interests of citizens of other nations who were of German ethnicity the fuehrer maneuvered his way though one conflict after another in his predatory pursuit of seizing the land and natural resources of other nations. Buoyed by his conquests and elated over his successes he soon over reached in his nefarious pursuits and landed the nation, and the people thereof, in a monumental world war. Let’s look at some similarities here in regard to a like belligerence by President George W. Bush.

Claiming that Iraq was developing weapons of mass destruction the president maneuvered a malleable congress into an approval for a military attack. His congressionally approved attack in March of 2003 was merely an escalation, or extension, of a war already in progress. For months prior to the official start of the war the United States and the United Kingdom had been carrying out air raids upon Iraq. Thousands of sorties were flown against various military targets in that country. In reality Saddam’s military had been reduced to impotency prior to the official institution of hostilities in March of 2003. The Bush administration had been hoping that these air attacks would provoke Saddam into irrational retaliatory measures, such as missile launches similar to those carried out in the previous Kuwaiti conflict.

When this hoped for reaction by Saddam didn’t materialize, the president was forced to resort to subterfuge to gain approval for an attack upon Iraq. The president, aided by the media, rode a phantom WMD fairy tale to a congressional approval for his war of aggression. It was gunboat diplomacy at its best. President Bush and associates would have us believe that the fact the Iraq is a strategically placed middle-eastern country with great water resources and a coastline to the Persian Gulf, and that it possesses 112 billion barrels of proven oil is of no consequence and had no bearing at all on the decision to launch an all-out military assault on the country. That we still have gullible people who believe the weapons of mass destruction fabrication absolutely begs credulity.

No dictator can seize power and maintain control over a country without the support of subordinate, or lesser, despots. Hitler had Hermann Goering, Joseph Goebbels, Heinrich Himmler and others, and George Bush has Dick Cheney, Alberto Gonzales, et al. Even so the sustaining of power by Adolph Hitler would not have been possible without a corrupt judiciary and an enforcement apparatus with which to enforce the dictatorial decrees of the regime upon the people. In order for totalitarianism to flourish society must cease to be based upon law. It is necessary that the law be what subjective activist judges say that it is, and not be predicated upon immutable principles. There must be no independency of law against the wishes of the ruling regime. In June of 1936 for the first time in German history a unified police system was established for the whole of the nation. Whereas the police had previously been organized separately by state and by local government, all were now amalgamated into a single system under the control of the Third Reich.

The foregoing facts should cause the hair to rise on the back of the necks of those reading this article. Evidence abounds that the very same forces and maneuvers described heretofore are being brought into play by the present administration. The judiciary has largely departed from the rule of law and the decisions of the judges thereof are subjective and predicated not upon immutable principles, but upon personal whims and caprices. Likewise we are witnessing an increasing militarizing of the police agencies in the country. The new Homeland Security agency provides a nucleus for the same type of unified police system that was instituted in Germany under Hitler.

Our personal choices are being exterminated by a tyrannical bureaucracy, which forces upon us thousands of freedom robbing decrees. In short we are well along the road to total domination by a force very nearly like that, which confronted the German people during the time of Adolph Hitler. And if we don’t do something about it and do it quickly we are very apt to wake up one day to find that we have been dragged into an historic conflict of an infinitely greater magnitude than that, which confronted the German people during world war two.

Jim Schwiesow is a retired sheriff with 46 years of law enforcement service. He served with the Unites States Army with the occupation forces in post war Berlin, Germany, and has a total of nine years of military service, which includes six years in the U.S. Army Reserve.

His law enforcement service includes: three years in the military police, fifteen years as an Iowa municipal police officer, and twenty-eight years as the duly elected sheriff of Sioux County, Iowa.

Jim has written a number of articles, which have been published in various professional law enforcement journals.

He can be reached at jimr@orangecitycomm.net
Web-Site: http://www.sheriffjimonline.com


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