For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. ~ Romans 1: 18-21

If the forces of darkness prevail in November, then we head into the post-national, post-democratic future our rulers promise. If the forces of light prevail, then we may head into a period of raucous reform. The consequences are enormous.

Let’s assume the good guys win for a change and Trump wins the November election. One thing that will happen quickly is there will be calls for him to pardon Hillary Clinton. Official Washington will want Trump to pardon her and/or quash the FBI investigation into Clinton. We’ll hear a lot of stuff about closing the books for the good of the country.

Trump should not pardon Clinton. Instead he should appoint a special prosecutor with the authority to go where the evidence takes him. The Clinton crime family did not operate in a vacuum. Lots of people have greased the wheels so that these two grifters from the Ozarks could hold official Washington captive for close to a quarter century. Getting all of it out into the open would do a lot of damage to the political class, but it would do a world of good for the nation’s politics. The corrupt bargain that has prevailed in DC needs to come to an end. Consequences do matter.


The last 35 years or so have brought in about 100 million people (1980 population 227 million; today, 330 million) who really don’t belong because they haven’t assimilated fully into the American way of life. Yet We The People are stuck with them. During the same period, the nation generated a debt of around 20 trillion-with-a-T, and 84 trillion-with-a-T of unfunded liabilities, all of which needs to be totally eliminated; plus, the nation has also overseen the dissolution of morality and masculinity in public and private life.

What we need is the reassertion of the primacy of the family, with the family patriarch at its head, 90% of Washington looking for other work (if any) and the manufacturing base (the fount of wealth of the middle-class) restored. Yet another set of consequences.

Fighting lies and liars seems to be the new normal nowadays, a condition prevalent in every increment of daily life from personal to global. Trump isn’t going to make a dent in that no matter how big a club he swings. On the personal level, I’m not interested in revenge, and wouldn’t even care if there was no revelation of the truth, if the evil would just go away. However, while that sounds righteous and all, it’s also selfish in a way. When evil is never exposed it simply goes somewhere else to ruin another gullible fool.

Sometimes, revenge is less about getting justice than it is about prevention; someone has to bravely point the light at darkness and say, enough! Consequences.


The Clintons have come to symbolize everything that has gone wrong in Washington over the last several decades. They are an extreme example of the ethos that has come to dominate American politics. It is a culture where everything is for sale, nothing is ever on the level and no scam is too small. Washington has become something like a rotten police precinct, where morality is inverted. Instead of the criminals fearing detection by the honest, it is the honest who fear the criminals.

Along the same lines, the IRS investigation has to be reopened so that the truth of that fiasco is laid bare. Whether or not the Obama people were involved in the IRS targeting scandal is unknown, but it needs to be known. In all probability, the people in the IRS acted on their own initiative. Lois Lerner is a fanatic. That much is obvious. Putting her in a cage for a very long time sends the message to other fanatics that the IRS is no place for their kind. It also sends the message to the politicians who appoint these people.

Politicians were supposed to obey the spirit of the law. Prosecuting the people responsible for the IRS scandal reestablishes that principle. Consequences.

The nation is at a crossroads, similar to where it was when Andrew Jackson went to Washington. There are also similarities between this period and the end of the Industrial Revolution a century or more ago. Then as now, new fortunes accelerated the corruption of the political class to the point where the public had lost confidence in their rulers. In order to avoid something much worse than a period of raucous reform, we do indeed need a period of raucous reform.

Paul of Tarsus .. Aug 2016...

I Corinthians 2:14-15

The problem currently facing the US is the same everywhere. Corruption at the highest levels of government, lack of faith in leadership, bold face lies, misdirection and lack of actually making anything work properly. One would think that after so many years of free elections in western democratic countries, our brilliant leaders would have solved all the problems we put them in office to fix in the first place. But those darned consequences keep getting in the way.

Francis Porretto over at Liberty’s Torch sums it up this way:

The descent of our political class into total venality doesn’t have much further to go. Nor can it be corrected through the electoral process. As H. L. Mencken has told us, we’d only be replacing one set of rascals with another. But the media, whose power is tightly tied to an involute web of political alliances, will not allow any discussion of that. “The News” must remain a choice between Good and Evil, even if ordinary Americans can’t see the difference between the candidates.

If a Trump presidency merely clears the field for a new generation of reformers, that would be a most pleasant result indeed. And political consequences be damned.

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. ~ II Timothy 3: 1-5


H/T Gerard Vanderleun and American Digest;
adaptations from the Z Blog After The Revolution;
and The Woodpile Report

Soli Deo Gloria!

Soli Deo Gloria!