A Cop’s Rant: God & Government

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21st Century America is in a state of political and ideological shambles.  Representatives on both sides of the political isle suggest that the solution to America’s ills are more and better jobs, free and fair trade, lower taxes, a better economy, perhaps increased entitlements to the poor and downtrodden, a stronger military and a secure border.

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America has deceived itself and forgotten its first Love – the Love that founded and sustained Her for 237 years.  The historical revisionist, the atheist, the agnostic insist that America is a secular democracy and the concept of a God, a spirit in the sky, is laughable and at best “an opiate for the masses.”

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Make no mistake about it, God is the central theme, the causation, the initiator, the architect of the greatest Nation in the history of mankind.  Our founding fathers worshiped and fervently sought the wisdom, discernment, direction, of God and they specifically identified God by His rightful name, the Lord Jesus Christ – don’t ever allow revisionists or secular deviates to tell you otherwise – their agenda is demonic and destructive and deceptive.  Don’t be deceived by “the lie” of Genesis.

“My ears hear with pleasure the other matters you mention. Congress will be glad to hear them too. You do well to wish to learn our arts and ways of life, and above all, the religion of Jesus Christ. These will make you a greater and happier people than you are. Congress will do every thing they can to assist you in this wise intention; and to tie the knot of friendship and union so fast, that nothing shall ever be able to loose it.

– George Washington, speech to the Delaware Indian Chiefs, May 12, 1779.

“I … [rely] upon the merits of Jesus Christ for a pardon of all my sins.” – Samuel Adams

“We recognize no sovereign but God, and no King but Jesus.”

– John Adams and John Hancock

“The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected, in one indissoluble bond, the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.”

– John Adams

It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great Nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.– Patrick Henry

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In my video, “A Cop’s Rant – the Democratic Party,” I articulate the facts undergirding a reality that insists the members of the Socialist-Democratic-Party are enemies of the State and that said Political Party should be labeled a “Domestic Terrorist Organization” and dismantled and subsequently restructured – thus bringing the Democratic Ideology into a more mainstream thought that does not seek the destruction of America and America’s Citizenry.

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What I did not share or articulate within that video is the unique perspective I’ve been blessed with having been born to a father who was born in 1906 and a mother who was born in 1916.  As a young man, I was granted the privilege to observe, to witness the Greatest Generation, their love for Jesus Christ, their love of family and their love of America.  I observed their dignity, their respect, their honor, their truthfulness, their courage, their honesty, their pursuit of excellence.  Though they were imperfect people, just as all of mankind has fallen short of the glory of God, they pursued excellence.

My Mom dressed me in a very uncomfortable starched dress shirt and tie – took me to Church on Sunday morning, sat me in the pew and insisted that I behave myself – though my goal in life at that time was to ride a wheelie on my bicycle – passive internalization of the Pastor’s messages permeated my heart and my soul. I learned of a God who loves me – who created me – who died for me.  I learned of sin – redemption – purpose – honor – respect. I learned that my behavior has consequences and that every man and every woman will face God in judgment and give an account for the things done in the body – in the span of time we’ve been granted on this Earth within this realm of time.

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Herein lies the chasm, the void, the stark differentiation between the hope that was integral in the Greatest Generation as compared to the overwhelming sense of hopelessness, lostness, directionlessness, so prevalent in 21st Century America.

Understand that America’s system of government is nothing more than an “experiment in democracy.”  The supreme responsibility of our government is to provide protection for the citizenry.  In historical terminology, the Sovereign (the State) is encumbered with protecting the Servant – you and I.  Conversely, we, the Servant, agree to abide by the edicts, the laws of the Sovereign, to be good citizens, to pay our taxes and live a life that does no harm and seeks the betterment of the whole.  This is, for all intent and purpose, a civil-reciprocal agreement/contract between the Sovereign and the Servant.

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What historical revisionists, the atheist, the agnostic, the moral relativist fail to tell you or fail to acknowledge, what our secular education system fails to impart to our impressionable children, is the critical element in the equation necessary for a successful democracy.  When the Lord Jesus Christ is removed from the equation of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, an invalid conclusion results and the formula necessary for a healthy and sustained democracy fails in its ultimate conclusion…the product is unsustainable.

The American democratic experiment was never formulated to exist and thrive under the auspices of an all-powerful government that dictated and controlled every aspect of the servant’s life.  The founding fathers understood that it was the life-changing, life-controlling, power of God’s Holy Spirit that changed man’s heart of wickedness into a heart that desperately seeks righteousness i.e. a right standing with God, a heart that seeks to do no evil, a heart that seeks to love one’s neighbor as one’s self.

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The American democratic experiment was not constructed to rely on Government coercion relevant to human – citizenry behavior – the American democratic experiment is dependent upon an overwhelming number of the citizenry desiring to do the right thing, to seek honor and peace and love their neighbor because the citizenry first loves God and subsequently the power and will to love others naturally flows from the life altering power of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Without the power and influence of the Holy Spirit, there are insufficient numbers of police officers and prisons to maintain civility and peace in our democracy.

The chasm, the void that exists in America today is simply nothing more than the absence of the Lord Jesus Christ as King of America and King in the life of an overwhelming number of American Citizens.  America has opted, via Roe v. Wade (1973), to dishonor our Creator and Sustainer of life, the Lord Jesus Christ, by conspiring to murder, torture, dismember, mutilate 60-million American children since 1973.  In 1962, we kicked the Lord Jesus out of our public schools and one-year later we began teaching our young and impressionable minds the demonic theory of Evolution.  Most recently, in 2015, in the Supreme Court debacle of Obergefell v. Hodges, we once again spit in the face of the Lord Jesus Christ and usurped His Holy Covenant of marriage between one man and one woman and thereby invited every form of sexually aberrant perversity to be recognized as the covenant of marriage.

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In closing, understand the significance of this Scripture found in Galatians 6:7 “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”  As a result of our rejection of the Lord Jesus Christ as the preeminent King over the affairs of America – America is reaping the whirlwind of God’s judgment; thus, the tremendous chasm existing in our Nation and the overwhelming sense of doom and confusion.

Conclusion: Gospel of John 3:16-21 (NKJV)

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.

Basic Video Version Available: A Cop’s Rant (3): God and Government: https://youtu.be/NYHg_LpPh_Y

Rickey D. Holtsclaw, Houston PD/Retired

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