The year was 2000 and the primaries were being held. Studiously, or so I thought, I studied the campaigns and in the Republican Primary voted for Allen Keyes, being one of three votes cast for him in my precinct. Since that time have continued to be impressed on his stand for Constitutional Government and was glad to see he had entered the race again....... UNTIL Last Monday, December 17, 2007, on radio talk show.... The Power Hour, he gave an interview and answered questions. Unfortunately I don't have transcripts of the program.... but essentially he was questioned on certain specifics which aren't usually the subject of the dumbing down of political debate as presented and supported by the media at large: He was asked several questions regarding his support of President Bush, justification of war in Iraq, an American soldiers right to refuse to wear the UN uniform..... instead wearing the American soldier's uniform, the Iran-Contra Affair during the Reagon administration, our involvement with the UN, pre-emptive war and our past history and policies of supporting subversives to undermine other government's when their policies pointed them in the direction of their own sovereign interest...economically or politically- and independant of collaborating into a dependancy on the power of the US. I was disappointed when in his answers there was no need to justify war when it serves our interest to maintain our strength: collaborating with terrorist and revolutionary groups and drug cartels is an acceptible though dirty part of doing business to serve our interest: a soldier's duty is to obey the orders of the commander in cheif..... although he allowed there is some room for discretion and disobedience at the risk that a court or jury may find that the soldier's disobediance to follow orders is more a threat to the constitutional than the obediant discharge of orders; the sovereignty of our country and the government under its Constitution can be superceded by treaties with other countries and or international groups. He had no real solutions nor voiced concerns over the Federal Reserve Bank..... nor the North American Corridor which is planned to connect trade through Mexico into Canada. ....... Many who cruise this board may not be aware of this plan....and anyone who has succeeded in publically questioning President Bush regarding meetings in Canada etc... get the response of ridicule as though they don't know what they're talking about, instead of straight answers. Yet Governor Huckabee was collaborating with the Mexican government for an embassy in his own state to be funded by our tax dollars and 'rented' to the Mexican government at the pricey fee of $1.oo /yr........ Can one wonder if he (Huckabee) is 'soft' on imigration when the word 'illegal' preceeds their entrance? So Keyes does not oppose the processes which have brought us to the problems in our national and international affairs either! Keyes was presented with the setting up of the Vietnam war, and our involvement with the setting up and pulling down of other governments including our own aggressions, which he acknowledge or failed to deny.....but still he did not see the need to question any more the 911 conclusions, the use of depleted uranium and chemicals or bacterial during the Gulf war, or the experimental exposure of our soldiers to unproven vacinations and possibly other experiments without their knowledge or right to consent or object. =================== My own conclusion: I'm dismayed with Keyes response and believe he was caught on issues more candid than the general media is willing to present to any of the candidates....Republican and Democrat.....and I believe his candidacy is as a spoiler to the other candidate who is outspoken on his principals based upon return to constitutional government. To me Christian values and principals include not making pacts with the devil because the enemy of my enemy is not my friend: There is something wrong among the media popular Republican candidates when Guillani's firm is involved in providing contacts between government officials and MATRIX which provides programming for spying on American citizens..... and his reward is in the millions of dollars in kickbacks or 'bonuses' for the government contract which they got. Something is wrong when Mitt Romney's business association is involved in a media buy-out into the BILLIONS of dollars: Something is wrong when 'stalwart' 'Christian' leaders like Pat Roberson endorse a crossdressing, fornicating, liar like Gulliani. Something is wrong when Mike Huckabee is asked about the bookcase ......which looks like a cross in the background .....responds,even if kidding "Paul is dead' ...... and later that appears in an underscript in an interview with Ron Paul. Something is wrong when the polls show a definite decline in McCain, and the media starts endorsing his projection. Something is wrong when the hard questions are not being asked of any candidate....Republican or Democrat and focuses get shifted to the dumbing down of the American politic by the media to such trivial silliness as Hillary's cleavage and Obama's wearing of the flag. I still want to know the real answer to Whitewater, and the financing of campaigns during the 90's and since....and the strange disappearance of papers during the 911 investigation, and the FBI reports held and 'lost' during the Clinton administration and later 'found' and returned..... Ruby Ridge and Waco, et al.... and the desensitizing of us to government intrusion and aggression. I want to know if Obama really attended an Islamic school and if so.... why does the media excuse it as being 'secular' when there is no such thing as a 'secular' religiously dominated and indoctrinated school. Somebody is AFRAID that Ron Paul may garner enough support to get the Republican nomination..... and therefore are trying to keep as many spoilers vieing at the entrance gate with confusing polls ------perhaps in a plan to break down the will of the American people to consider what both conservative and liberal are after.... a government run once more like we are a part of it and less intrusive to us and more responsive to us..... with the burden and responsibility for lawfullness returned to the people. =============== An interesting quote..... hopefully NOT prophetic: Henry Kissinger, May 21, 1992, Evian, France: "Today Americans would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order, tomorrow they will be grateful. This is especially true if they were told there was an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existance. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well being granted to them by their world government." ====================== As Christians, we KNOW a world government is coming...... just as sure as the Word of God says it is...... but we also can/should know...we are to occupy until Jesus comes and to resist the falling away into the cares of this world, the false doctrines, and the willingness to subborndinate our liberty, granted by God, to the dictates of government and the security it may seem to promise in default of our faith and actions. Our recent history of wars has served as a national distraction of the American people while those of political influence gained greater affluence at the expense of our values and rights: There may be no conspiracy behind 9-11 but http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-9081183141197207653 demonstrates some open questions which have not been answered by our current administration. Also, the B-52 bomber run with atomic bombs on board.... how can it be an accident..... or is it an accident that we found out about it? Is the current crises in our solvency or the immanence of a war with Iran, or the sudden awareness of MERSA (which has been on the scene since more than a decade) or the likelihood of other 'plagues', or energy crisis, or reduction in food supply, or inflation, or terrorism, or civil or criminal unrest within going to distract us from the preservation of liberties in our savior which our God has endowed to us and through which he has blessed others who are not of like faith but companions in acquaintance as countrymen or shall we take the path of denial of rights, faith, and heritage for the comforts of identifying and compromising with this secular world? Will our pulpits become strong once more... leading forth to the glory of God in Christ Jesus and pointing out our responsibility to be(come) a people suborndinate only to God through which his righteous law governs our spirit against the unlawful discharge of our liberties against our fellow kindred? Can our pulpits resist the financial 'perks' so called 'granted' to them by government laws and regulation to reclaim the liberty of the shepherds voice in the pulpit to speak the truth.... to sinner and saint alike, to the rulers and the 'rulled' without succumbing to the fear of displeasing the Herod's of our day? While it may not be the pastor's calling to dictate the vote of the congregation, it is within their duties to preach the gospel, call sinners to repentance, and to charge the flock to proper conscience and action for the sake of the kingdom and to season this world with the salt of our righteous walk---to include the responsible exercise of our citizenship.