NUCLEAR COMBAT! More Obama Nonsense, Israel and Iran

February 24, 2012

By Jeffrey A. Ziegler

Of all the myriad of questions I receive on a monthly basis, two subjects of late seem to be dominant. The first area: deals with me dying and God raising me back to life, and the second deals with nuclear war between Israel and Iran with variables on that theme lately engendered by the “Oaf and Chief” Obama and his delusional quest for unilateral nuclear disarmament.

Given the many advanced technologies I deal with as it concerns National Defense, I have to be somewhat guarded in what and how I answer. But I hope to give sufficient explanations that will encourage you to dig for answers!

Q: What is your view on President Obama’s proposal to cut our nuclear weapons by 80%?? After all, don’t we have enough atomic weapons to blow-up the world 20 times over?

A: First: your statement concerning “blowing-up” the world is a lot of pseudo-science wrapped in propaganda. No matter the number of “warheads” possessed by the United States, it is important to note that these are WEAPONS that are targeted by the WEAPONS of any combination of our potential adversaries. Meaning “warheads” don’t deploy themselves at strategic points throughout the world and detonate to create a “doomsday” effect. The numbers of warheads and weapon systems are determined by how many will be lost in combat and NOT detonated! Such fanciful baloney has always been promoted by anti-nuclear advocates to scare the populace into unilateral disarmament. Such is the liberal ooze from which Obama has spawned and is in direct correlation to his radical desires to disarm our nuclear capability! Obama seeks to reduce our deliverable warheads from 5,000 to less than 300. In other words, 50 less warheads than Red China and 3,700 less than Russia. This warped notion places the remaining weapon systems in the US arsenal in a “check-mate” position in that they can easily be found, targeted and overwhelmed in combat. In practical scenarios, the U.S. is placed as the “blackmailed” nation to those left with overwhelming firepower. Obama seeks to reverse the US victory in the Cold War! Not to mention self-inflicted vulnerability to emerging nuclear powers like Iran and North Korea! One other point of reference is worth noting. In 1968: when I was in the second grade, the US boasted 37,000 nuclear warheads! Nuclear weapons have kept major powers in check and left the US mainland unmolested from annihilation. On this ground alone Obama must go! For the sake of your families, Obama must go! For future generations of your sons and daughters, Obama must go! For the sake of our sacred dead, Obama must go! For the preservation of liberty, Obama must go!

Q: What is the prospect of nuclear war between Israel and Iran?

A: There are a number of considerations that must be considered before drawing out various scenarios

1)  Israel is an “undeclared” nuclear power. (10-20 “atomic” weapons by 1968 and work on a “Hydrogen” weapon 1989. Today’s estimate: 273 warheads of all types -2009).

2)  Israel has other means to attack Iran (Though with great logistical problems)

3)  Israel has the means to deliver a nuclear attack with Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (Jericho II) and submarine launched cruise missiles (Harpoon and Tomahawk).

4)  Iranian nuclear facilities – (Research, Reactors, and Missile bases) are spread over 23 different localities. Some are hardened against “conventional” attack. This presents a logistical challenge to the Israeli Airforce (Chel Ha’ Avir) which is basically a “tactical” air arm without the general “strategic” capability needed to attack the Iranian structures in a comprehensive fashion. In other words what is a relatively easy objective for the Americans to achieve using “conventional” forces is “herculean” for Israel.

5)  Hence: if Israel were to opt for conventional means of attack (F-15, F-16 with “bunker-buster” weapons), it would be best employed in conjunction with US forces both in “combat” and with “logistical” support. Example: US aircraft carriers in the region (Enterprise, Abraham Lincoln, and Carl Vinson) equal the entire Chel Ha’ Avir in number and far exceed in logistical capability and striking power. A U.S. assist for the Chel Ha’ Avir would ensure the obliteration of the Iranian threat for at least 20 years using “conventional” weapons!

6)  As Obama has demonstrated no inclination to help Israel or to take on Iran militarily, Israel is left with little time and only her own nuclear strike capability to counter the Iranian threat.

7)  Therefore, while there are many details that can and should be covered on our topic, for the sake of this Q&A, the use of nuclear weapons against Iran will not take place if there is a joint American-Israeli conventional response or if the Americans act alone. However: the absence of American might increases dramatically the possibility of nuclear combat in the region. Time will soon tell the story!

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February 21, 2012

By Jeffrey A. Ziegler

Leadership! It is a quality much admired and much discussed in political and business ranks. It is also a quality quite lacking, especially within American Culture. This vacuum is dominant when addressing political, Church, business, educational or familial institutions. In training leaders, the cultivation of vision, the courage to act upon such vision, and the character to maintain the vision, are all essential elements for effective advance. This requires reading! Not just trendy periodicals, opinion polls, and pop-novels! Rather the reading of greater works of theology, philosophy, history and that most neglected of documents, The Federal Constitution. In other words some basic foundational works and not just the dust covers!

There is no easy way to obtain vision and understanding. In order to see, you must have knowledge and the ability to apply such knowledge to the world in which you live. That is the process of thinking! In a political context, a Constitutional social theory must be revived, if America, hopes to have a new generation of enlightened and dynamic leaders. Yet increased knowledge without the ability or the will to ACT is without value!

Yet, courage and action without knowledge is the realm of fools! You may have great ambition and unquenchable zeal, but without the knowledge and vision of our Founding Fathers together with the example of their applications of the same, the only long term hope in American life will be the utter defeat of the principles that gave her birth! Though with the proper amount of froth; you may look quite valiant in the fall! You see the egalitarian-socialists have a working political social theory. It is messianic statism with a full-orbed application to every part of culture. Until real Patriots develop a sound antithesis that is a bit more sophisticated than Glenn Beckor that latest photo-shopped video, all the courage and savvy in the world will be of little use. After all, you can’t beat something with nothing! He who reads … leads! Courage and knowledge apart from character is a short-lived experiment!

Character is evidenced in the deportment and stature of the leader. A true leader is able to command the field, more by what he is, than what he says. Sentimental relationalism cannot devlop a winning character!Character development is impossible without knowledge and the self-mastery needed to act upon that same knowledge. Character is not built through declaration anymore than standing in a garage makes one an automobile. Rather; the rigor and challenge of life, the purging of the soul through trial, temptation and conflict, all these take our measure and cause our growth. Therefore: how will you answer political, theological and social challenges that demean the spirit and intent of our forebears? What will you do when your moral fiber is tested? How will you understand and react to the temptation of avarice? How will you defeat an adversary who is stronger and smarter than yourself? What reservoir will you draw upon? Perhaps your winsome smile and dynamic charm won’t be enough! “My people (God’s chosen mind you) are destroyed for lack of knowledge …” (Hosea 4:6)

He who reads … leads! Think you know it all? Whether it is theology, political science, economics, literature, philosophy, history, science, technology or for that matter personal growth, do you think there might be some room for improvement? Or do you think you can defeat the Barack Obama’s of this world with a press release? Like it or not, Barack Obama, the man bent on America’s destruction, reads on average, a book per week. Mind you I’m not talking about “Reader Digest” here. No, “Barack” has immersed himself in law, history and yes, believe it or not, theology! Bad theology yes! Anti-history yes! Harvard positive-law nonsense yes! But he reads! Have you noticed? He happens to be president of The United States!

What about you dear reader? Do you know the difference between the economic theories of John Maynard Keynes and Ludwig VonMises? Obama does. Have you read the Communist Manifesto? Obama has. Have you ever heard of the “New Deal” or “The Great Society?” Obama has. What was the “Cold War?” Obama wants to give back what we won over a period of 50 years! Do you know how to research a pending congressional bill that is pointed at the destruction of your freedoms? That takes investigative prowess that at least has a seminal knowledge of the political process. Do you know how to convince, mobilize and rally men to the “cause” even though they may have no immediate or compelling interest at stake? The study of rhetoric and history would be of great importance here.

Leadership cannot be formed in a vacuum. Unless you read of great leaders and their principlesof leadership, you will be defeated by those who have read and are implementing the same. Unless you read and understand what is real, you will remain helpless to evil’s whim both from within and without. Unless you read … someone else will lead!


SGI Resolution on Birth Control

February 11, 2012

Narrative for The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)

Whereas: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is national in scope, and under consideration of the historic and legal precedent of specific portions of the same act being administered by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the recent decision to force purchase and distribution of birth control measures and procedures upon churches, hospitals and other non-profit organizations otherwise opposed through theological construct, personal conviction, or statement of purpose is a dangerous form and pattern, against Constitutional guarantees of freedom of religion.

Resolved: That the (    )* House of Representatives now declares that The President of the United States Barack Obama, together with HHS director Kathleen Sebelius now rescind these same onerous requirements and direct impingements on all medical, church, and other non-profit health organizations who are non-aligned with mandatory birth control, forced sterilization, or abortion on demand.

Jeff Ziegler

440-413-1264 ceejz@ncweb.com

President: The Continental Group and Statesman Global Initiatives

www.continentalgroupconsulting.com

www.s-g-i.org

* Note: ( ) to be filled by the name of each state’s respective body.


Wealth and the State of The Union 2012

February 11, 2012

By Jeff Ziegler

The notion of material wealth both in its creation and stewardship, has always stirred great storms of divergent economic theories and philosophical debate. Historically, these arguments have revolved around the false antithesis of the “haves-and have-nots”.  Moreover, prevalent attitudes in America have also tended to run in the same bi-polar extremes. In turn, this has led to destructive political demagoguery and the invective of class warfare.

On one hand, we see many Americans who exhibit an egalitarian ethos. For them all of life must be “fair” and “equal”! Any hardships that are encountered are to be mitigated at all costs through the interposition of government regulations and redistributive taxation. These are predisposed to view wealth with suspicion and as a hindrance to imagined utopian expectations.

At the other extreme, we have had epochs wherein unethical economic anarchists seemed to romp through the land with impunity outside the reach of law and order. Their paradigm dictates a fanciful notion that true prosperity will be marked by uninterrupted growth, success, health and triumph without the inconvenience of conflict, trial, work, and tribulation. If any of these unpleasant attributes of life do appear, they will do anything to make sure such inconveniences disappear. Ethics notwithstanding!

The anthem of colonial America regarding wealth creation, was clearly articulated in biblical verse “But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth …” Deuteronomy 8:18. According to this view God is the creator of the earth and of all things visible and invisible, but he is not the direct disburser of wealth. Rather it is God who gives his children the power or ability and gifting to produce wealth. In this light, the power and abilities which God gives his children to “get wealth” are not “get rich quick schemes” or government entitlements but rather, diligent, purposeful work, investment in the future, and the principle of inheritance.

 Future Inheritance: The Test of Your Personal Economic Theory

Nothing is more despised by American society at large than the concept of inheritance. Class envy has allowed  statist, socialistic elitists in our bloated federal and state bureaucracies, to attack inheritance through tyrannical estate taxes, which in some cases are so oppressive, the transfer of wealth from one generation to the next is nearly impossible.  Popular bumper stickers brandished by our senior citizens arrogantly proclaim “We’re spending our children’s inheritance.” Even neoconservative radio talk show icon Rush Limbaugh feels compelled to apologize for the concept of inherited wealth often explaining that most wealthy conservatives have “earned their fortunes.”

Yet, it is inheritance, passed on from generation to generation that has been the chief building block for American cultural institutions and future leadership. We see this exhibited by the myriad of trusts, foundations, and educational institutions. The Bush family (like them or not …) has translated inheritance into a political “farm system” that may change the very course of history. Inheritance is a concept of purpose-filled living. Wealth can be created to such ends and every man has God-given talents to achieve such function.

The inheritance test tends to repulse defeatist neo-Marxist guilt-manipulators as well as the marauding “robber-baron” types hence forming maximum opportunity for wealth creation and prosperity with greater liberty for all.

Such concepts were undermined, attacked, and thrown down in President Obama’s 2012 State of the Union Declaration. Herein Obama sets an agenda which is anti-future, anti-American and boasts economic nihilism in exchange for corrupted imagined views of justice. Obama has made the choice for 2012 very clear! The candidate that is both future oriented and the best ABO (Anybody But Obama) deserves the helm of this great nation!


The Loving Choice?

February 2, 2012

 Jeffrey A. Ziegler

Whining pontifications, belched from the nefarious abortionist; Merle Hoffman have filled the feminist press with tiresome libertine dribble. In her latest book; Hoffman declares abortion a “motherly loving choice” Hoffman’s definition of “loving” is at best strange and perverse.

Her predecessor, Margaret Sanger; the founder of Planned Parenthood, was an unabashed racist and urged the forced sterilization of “Jews, blacks, and Europeans of eastern and Mediterranean ancestry.” Additionally, Sanger advocated the complete overthrow of traditional families and “the enslaving institution of marriage.” In the political realm, Sanger’s views ran to anarchy and her depraved admiration for Adolph Hitler is well documented. Today, Hoffman follows the legacy of Sanger as the foremost champion of abortion in America and familial anarchy. Witness her shameless fawning over her own killing policies, and the promotion of abortions in America. Ergo, following the convoluted logic of Hoffman, killing unborn babies has become a “loving” value that must be defended from the advance of orthodox Christianity and justice for the unborn.

Hoffman clumsily attempts to legitimize and mainstream her statist bloodthirsty views under the aegis of traditional concepts of love and motherly notions. She knows that killing babies is not a marketable idea. Hence, Hoffman resorts to subtlety and subterfuge to posture herself as a benign centrist so as to maintain her blood money enterprise of killing. So while outrage at Hoffman’s anti-baby view is legitimate, one must turn such frustration into long term activism to challenge and repulse her skewed world-view. Murder money thugs like Hoffman always crash and burn in history!

Hoffman’s latest “motherly love” missive proves her contempt for “all things pertaining to life and Godliness.” In fact, Hoffman is a true rival of traditional Christianity. Judged by her sappy rhetoric, her religion venerates abortion as the new sacrament. Such love religions have fallen many an empire and left unchecked, will mean the death of America.

For More See Video at Jill Stanek’s article in Foundation of Life. http://www.foundationlife.net/?p=25450

See also:

www.s-g-i.org

www.operationwhitecoat.org

www.continentalgroupconsulting.com

www.republicrestored.com


The Fixed Heart and Personal Freedom

January 23, 2012

By Jeffrey A. Ziegler

While my various missives generally deal in national-political reforms promoting greater liberty; the base understanding is that personal liberty and Godly freedom is enjoyed as a foundational element of national being!

Praise ye the Lord. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. His seed shall be mighty upon the earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed. Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth forever. Unto the upright there ariseth light in darkness: he is gracious, full of compassion and righteous. A good man showith favor and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion. Surely he shall not be moved forever; the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance. He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed trusting in the Lord. His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies. (Psalm 112:1-8)

These verses taken together depict the man of God delighting himself in the commands of Holy Writ. Proceeding from this gladdened condition, his heart becomes fixed, established, and trusting in the Lord. Such a man is not moved to the left or right. He does not give into or act upon fear. He exhibits discretion, and self-control along with a godly stamina, and endurance. To this man great spiritual and temporal blessings are accrued.

This delight in the law is based on two major factors which deal with the heart. First, a fear and love of God, which trusts that His Word is true, that it exists for our benefit, and that God is able and willing to perform it. Secondly, that we are unable of our own accord to love His ways unless Christ gives the grace and mercy to control the heart and its affections. Clearly, the heart is often swayed by sin, and thus, instead of viewing the Word as a refuge and safety, the too frequently held as a burden. That is, instead of seeing God as protector, and provider, men wrongly see God as the cruel task-master who takes away. To such, the notion of delighting in God’s commands seems hopeless. Even grudging outward obedience can sometimes seem impossible. Yet, even a cursory glance at the Psalms, reveals that David also struggled with this glorious view of the Word, and often wondered if God had abandoned him as he wallowed in his own sorrow.

Enter the Sermon on the Mount or the Beatitudes. This gospel narrative of Christ expounding on the Law cuts directly to the heart. Here is not a “new and higher law” for to suggest such would mean that God is in ethical transition. Instead, the law is depicted as more than an outward concern but something that must harness the heart, its affections and intentions. What believer has not been convicted by this sermon? How often has it seemed so impossible to live according to this ideal? Well, that’s the point is it not? No man can of his own accord deal with his heart. Hence, the need of a Savior, an Advocate, an Intercessor! Only Christ can dispense the grace to delight and trust in His ways when every fiber of our being is struck by grief, fear, and unbelief.

Now outward obedience to the Word is a great thing! Because of this, there exists a social peace, familial continuity, and greater negative sanctions are avoided. Still, these actions can be done while becoming bitter against God. Only if the heart is harnessed can there be “joy unspeakable and full of glory.” Only Christ and His divine almighty power made effective on our behalf can accomplish this end. Only from His hand can come the peace, satisfaction, love, mercy, and grace that will make us whole and fully functional in Godliness. Then our hearts too will be “fixed trusting in the Lord.”

As more know the freedom of being self-governed and free in Christ; less civil government and intrusion is needed. Therefore; the notion of Christ or Caesar is more than a cultural question, it also reveals the individual heart and where your foundation for government lay! That is more than any ballot box can fix!


Christianity and A Revived American Culture

January 20, 2012

By Jeffrey A. Ziegler

Christianity is roundly ridiculed and feared by secularists in our day. Yet, Christianity as an idea and social force not only helped to shape and mold the culture of the West, but was decisive in the formation of the American Republic. The impact of Christianity on culture is a notion not customarily deliberated in our day. Prevalent debates over the Faith revolve around its redemptive or salvific components, My intent in this treatment, is not to ignore nor diminish the core theological aspects of the Faith, but instead, make deductions and observations about Christianity as an idea and as a social force which helped to shape and mold the culture of the West and specifically America.

Isolating the two dominating cultural effects of Christendom, concentration must be placed on 1) The emphasis on the transcendent nature of God, as well as 2) The idea of covenant as the means by which the transcendent God rules and governs history. Or, God as the ruler of nations establishes a visible covenant, replete with concrete sanctions, both blessings and curses for obedience or disobedience to the Word of God. Hence, the covenant becomes the tangible evidence of God working in history, with righteousness blessing the nations and wickedness bringing them to ruin.

A Christian worldview emphasizing God’s transcendence and covenantal dealings with man is comprised of a number of presuppositions, here summarized in four overarching tenets. First, is the recognition that the transcendent-creator God made all things visible and invisible. Life is a gift from God. He alone is the Lord and giver of life. That life is physical, intellectual, and spiritual. Hence, it is God who sustains body, soul, senses, and reasoning faculties. Secondly, God gave man responsibility to preserve, develop and rule the creation. Third, God granted man faculties, gifts, and the possession of earthly resources in order to realize godly prosperity and increase. Finally, God gave his Word and covenant to protect and prosper godly social order. God’s law limits liberty to prevent anarchy and confines governmental power to inhibit tyranny. This is the precise formula for The American Republic. Concisely, God has given man life, liberty under his Law, and the earth or personal property to work and be productive according to His covenant in order to subdue the earth, every part of it, to His crown. This is the vision of Godly social order which Christianity promotes.

The effects of Christian thought on the culture of the West are nothing short of astounding! In economics, the Faith helped fuel the destruction of Feudalism, and gave rise to various expressions of “free enterprise.”

Regarding government, even a cursory glance at Holland or Switzerland found governments and political social theories which existed primarily to protect life, liberty and property. Accordingly, where Orthodox Christianity reigned supreme, government was limited, non-oppressive with the state being felt only by the invaluable blessings of safety provided by this concept of government. This would later be seen in England and more perfectly in America. Under such conditions, family life instead of being a Feudal factor of production or a servant of the state was free in its devotion to God and His covenant, working and being productive and so fulfilling the Great Commission. Such intense-in-depth doctrinal understanding produced powerful culture altering visions of reality. Chiefly, that all things and all institutions were under the cope and rule of heaven, that all of life no matter how mundane was controlled by Providence, and a generalized futuristic optimism characterized by the belief “that it was to a world made righteous that Christ would return.” was dominant.

Time, prohibits the exploration of Christianity on all societal structures. Still, one can see why secularists, humanists, and all other statist, collectivist-societal engineers hate Christianity and its current resurgence for the two worldviews are wholly incompatible and hostile one to the other. America must return to the “Faith of our Fathers” before the destructive influences of statism are repulsed from the civil realm. Then and only then will she again enjoy the full freedom, prosperity and optimism our founding fathers fought to establish.

Thinking Christian

 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which as once delivered unto the saints. Jude:3.

With heroic, unbending determination, the epistle of Jude stands as a clarion witness to all generations of the Church, exhorting her to engage in the systematic argument and proclamation of the truth of Christianity as the supreme and absolute religion over all opposition.

This “contending” is not a polite debate society where all facts, opinions and positions from all religions or philosophies are put forward on equal terms with Christianity. Christianity is not interested in an egalitarian “exchange of ideas” with corrupt alien worldviews. The Christian position holds that all true knowledge has its genesis in Scripture alone and that Scripture is the final authority on every subject of which it speaks. Christianity then, rests not external evidence, nor upon how well reasoned our argument may be, but upon Scripture. Accordingly, as those who proclaim and live the Truth, the saints of God enter the arena of life to prove and workout the Faith with a view of ethical dominion through desperate conflict.

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds; casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. II Corinthians 10:4,5.

The Culture War

As previously stated, the scriptural pattern for the working out of our faith is always in juxtaposition to error. This pattern of dynamic tension is true when dealing with doctrinal issues within the Church and is applicable when combating alien philosophies outside of the Church.

The Nature of the Kingdom

Christian presuppositions agree with the nature of the Kingdom of God in that neutrality does not exist in any area of life. The primary notion being that all knowledge has its genesis and application in Scripture alone and that any other man centered idea, philosophy, political social theory, economics, educational theories, indeed man’s civilization itself is at war with God. The Kingdom of God agrees with the Biblical ideal or the sum of God’s will which requires the absolute removal of sin and evil in the individual and society. Scripture clearly depicts the Kingdom of God as God’s authorized and judicially required civilization which subjugates all competing kingdoms. See Psalm 2:1-12; 103:19; 110:1-3; Matthew 24:14; 28:18-20; Ephesians 1:17-23; I John 3:8. Thus, the Kingdom of God is not static or passively ethereal, but, is active and conquering all before it. The Christian faith sees the Kingdom of God, Christ’s Crown and Covenant disinheriting all interests of unregenerate man and his kingdoms. Ergo, humanistic constructs and the Kingdom of God are locked in mortal combat and the righteous are divinely guaranteed absolute and comprehensive victory!

Conclusion

Only a robust and well articulated Christianity has the message, vision, historic viability, and vitality to challenge the modern and cowardly, defeatist, effeminate American culture. Ask a liberal who they fear most, and their retort is always a resurgent Christianity and its application in the American tradition. They know quite well that the American fight for independence was dubbed by the English Parliament “The Presbyterian Revolt” and that the social applications of today’s “New Puritan” means the death of their egalitarian, statist, Obamanation. All other proposed solutions to the culture war, are at best, half‑way covenants that will be doomed to collapse beneath the jackbooted thugs of statism.


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