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Our current Leaders need to lead base on their convictions and hold to their oaths of office!

Dr. Ben Carson inspires me!

CARSON: Did you really hear what I said?
America’s so tired of intimidation, distraction games

To the people who ascribe to the theory  of “it’s the law we should enforce it irregardless” miss the feckless attempts to wrest freedom from our grasp.  As if a ‘poorly written’, unread law voted on by only one party could who sway over all of America.  They missed the point of how precious is the gift of freedom that only God can bestow on us and cannot be taken by force or legislation.  This re-fighting of WW1 style trench warfare, with the threat of poisonous gas and machine guns, favored by both parties do not realize that a Tank of discontented, disenfranchised will roll over both parties come next election day.   This forgotten majority need to courageously raise its head and realize that the slings and arrows of their keepers of the political ‘status quo’ do not hold sway over them as long as they vote for personal liberty and freedom.  There is no idea more powerful than the one whose time has come.

Remember this, NO one believed that the original 16 colonies, who could not agree over a lite beer, could manged to wrest it’s fate from the all powerful British naval superiority.  After the victory they wrestled and debated but eventually came together and wrote a federal constitution modeled much on “The Magna Carta, the English Bill of Rights, the Mayflower Compact, the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut, the Declaration of Independence, and the Articles of Confederation.” 

It has been in the crucibles and experimentation’s of the now 50 states, all trying different approaches of the concept, ‘can Man govern himself’.  When the federal government oversteps it’s constitutional authority to impose it’s will on all , everyone loses some of the bloodstained concepts and hopes of freedom and liberty bestowed by Our Creator.

I read and see many of our elected leaders are still involved in the childish rule of foursquare where one makes up rules to retaining control of square a as if playing the game was their highest achievement and retaining power is the only goal and I pray for some mature statesman to stand and say the goal is individual freedom that comes from individual responsibility.  To do any deal with the devil is a bad deal.  And we need to ascribe to a higher ideal than one passed by The Raiders founder AL Davis, “Just win Baby”. 

 We all say like our military does,

“I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.” (Title 10, US Code; Act of 5 May 1960)”

We need to hold our elected officials to their oaths as well,

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

I like the 1789 oath for congress’ 

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States.”   It is simple and easy to understand why we all need to know what the Constitution really says and it’s limits and structure and its attempts to insulates from one group of people holding sway over another and usurp the power of the individual.

Bad laws need to be changed or abolished.  Being drunk with power is far worse than being drunk from any other substance.   We fight by voting and by debating and discussing, do not be silenced by your critics hissing and guffaws.

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The Amazing Provision of God

Monday I was making some lemon marmalade and in the process of preparing the fruit I was removing the seed and bitter parts, I reflecting that each seed could potentially grow a new tree.  In time with water and weeding and fertilizing I could have 50 to 100 trees from this one batch alone.  An amazing abundance is provided for us, when all we have to do is plant and water and the seeds grow.  While it takes some effort, some concern to keep the weeds and other predators out, that’s about it.  I will prune it so I can pick it but in time I will have and orchard that is overwhelming.  With the planting of some fruit trees I and my family and friends enjoying each season of fruit and by preserving it we enjoy it’s sweetness for the times when there is no fresh fruit.

I consider this metaphor of what I am supposed to be doing through the extending God’s love through the power of his spirit and bearing fruit.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”  Galatians 5:22-23

If God can produce fruit in and through me would it not also have seeds that could grow an orchard if it get watered and tended?  Do you see how it works when through the life of one man the world can be changed forever?  This gift of grace is amazing.

Through His loving discipline God prunes me as he is preparing me to flourish and make the fruit accessible to others.  Through my wounds and flaws I produce more fruit since we are grafted onto him directly, my production is in direct relationship to the source of nourishment.    I merely have to remain in Him.  This is not to say I do nothing because he prunes and through faith/obedience I can have confidence that whether I grow crooked or scraggly I can bear fruit as he is there to tend my life and help me up when I fall and all I we do is remember to always look back, to just remain in him.  As the fruit is harvested I know if the seeds are just not cast into the compost although they flourish there as well.  Through death comes life!

Who controls your Morale? The rich and powerful?

Raising the moral of the Middle class is not dependent on the whims of the wealthy  or powerful if it were we would never have risen from our roots as a colony. It is the dream of freedom and liberty that spurs us on. In the belief that no matter what if we worked hard save and invest we can create wealth for ourselves our children and our children’s children. WE base this hope in the Divine promise of joy that come with giving, not amassing wealth for wealth’s sake. Of honoring our Creator with our first fruits and giving as God has blessed us. To the Hebrews this meant a tithe and the bringing of the sacrifices of husbandry and field. Jesus said it this way “pay what you owe to Caesar and to God what you owe to him.” His coverage of the temple taxes through providence indicates our faith needs to be in this providence so that no matter who is elected or what taxes are imposed. no matter how onerous, we can depend on the creator to provide all of our needs and more than an earthly father.  His desires are to give us much of what we desire. Our roles is to be good stewards of His largess and live like the sons and daughter of the King honoring Him in all we do.   After all who is more powerful and rich than the Lord God creator of the universe and all it contains!


Making Life Fair – John Stossel – Townhall Conservative Columnists – Page 1

Making Life Fair – John Stossel – Townhall Conservative Columnists – Page 1.


Imagine starting a buisness in one day with very few permits!


Building the Best Redondo Repost

Economics 101 – How much should I get paid

Basic assumption all pay should be guided by the following principle.  Your pay should be in direct proportion to the net sales and revenue you provide to your employer.

This is a philosophy that all people employed are sales persons and responsible to reduce cost and improve efficiencies of what ever is being sold for revenue.  This includes the temporary hire to the president of the company and contribution and responsibilities result in a pay scale based on the percentages of responsibility.

You might say what about minimum wages and a fair distribution of profits.  By using a strict benefit for productivity methodology  minimum wages are now serving as a barrier to future raises as valuable revenues are being siphoned off to people who have no desire to aspire to anything than some easy money.  Unions rarely follow their stated intent to secure better wages and more job protection, instead they just become an extra layer of management and hinder productivity through rules that become inflexible in times of opportunity.  Instead of looking out for their clients best interest they by nature are self serving sycophants sucking the very monies to themselves in cash and benefits and merely achieve the status quo of what other unions can extract through intimidation and threats of bankrupting the company which they achieve directly or indirectly far too often.

In a government position where bankruptcy is removed from the table communities are held hostage and threatened with below average services as they are forced to fund jobs to 4 when one would be sufficient and the surliest of those who face no retribution are an anathema to public service eventually beating down the most altruistic  new hires into cloned submission.

The only hope for a raise remains in a risk reward situation where pay is directly tied to performance based on mutually agreed upon metrics.   It starts with a vision from top to bottom. with the presupposition of there are no employees but all are contracted sub companies where each serves their own self interest while agreeing to serve the whole in achieve mutually beneficial goals.   The company provide both pay and benefits and transferable job skills where their sub contractors can shop for the company that will best serve their needs.  People can choose to leave for more pay or agree to stay based on job satisfaction and the hopes of achieving  more pay in the future if the company is taking the risks that will result in a transformational product.  This is demonstrated by apple and face book and other start-ups that take risks and sometimes succeed and sometimes fail.  remember newton and the palm?  Steve Jobs had incredible failures say the Lisa before the Macintosh but people believed in His ability to bring out the best of his subcontractors to achieve amazing result.  Bill Gates was a genius in establishing standards through mass not price.  The  recent spate of copy write protection will be Windows demise as focus on retaining profits sucks the energy of creating new and better products.

An airline that can deliver better service at a reasonable cost and rewards its customers with more service than they pay for will beat an airline that fly’s with the lowest cost and does not deliver the minimum expected service.  When airlines lose their way in their search for additional revenues and does not deliver superior service will go bankrupt regardless of their race to the bottom.  Each employee (subcontractor) has a huge impact on getting customers returning or calling them first. from the lowliest clerk and ship cleaner to the pilots and top executives, how they perform has a direct relationship to customer service even if they have no direct contact with customers.  I have often said the Clerks rule the world because they enable or prevent so many other from performing at their peak efficiencies.  Mutual respect and valuation of each other assures a consistent excellent performance.  Management serve only to document and train and encourage their reports to excel through developing the very matrix-es that can measure job performance to determine the reward, bonus, or minimum pay each position deserves.  When an employee fails to achieve minimum standards after rigorous training and opportunities it is the managements responsibility to explain why this may not be the job for them and allow the to seek employment elsewhere with the suggestions and help of management to send them on their way with hope for their  future.

This is what is called by those who seek an unachievable goal of equal pay for every one regardless of job performance a Darwinian approach but this is an unacceptable definition of mutually beneficial self service and bartering or trade defined by capitalism.

In a regressive tax environment which punishes those who succeed with ever increasing confiscation of wages, those who are more needed are encouraged to not work at all.

I went to an art show at the old Pabst Brewery in Los Angeles and felt remorse on what Los Angeles used to offer.  Jobs through manufacturing.  Because of regulations and ever increasing government rules manufacturing left because of the cost of the building all in the name of creating a safer work environment.  a company that has no way to pay their employees if their profit is siphoned off to pay off corrupt and misguided government bureaucrats whose only claim is “creating heaven on earth” and getting all of their friends and family on the government dole wagon with them at the reins as they drive the economy and successful companies into the ditch and/or out of the area.

The reason manufacturing is done anywhere than in the Us is the cost of operating the factory is so much less in time and money.  By dealing with more and more ever increasing governmental agencies is is almost impossible to do a manufacturing start up as revenues are siphoned off before a cornerstone can be laid.  In my home town of Redondo Beach apple could never have been started in a garage as they would be told you can’t operated a business out of your garage since you can get no permit you can have no business.  A business that had been operating for over twenty years with no neighborhood complaints was denied a permit after having one granted to those twenty years because they violated the zoning regulations.  the councilmen has indifference as the city cut off a revenue producer for no reasons except bureaucratic rules that do not serve or community well.

Without a vision to create a community in Redondo Beach balancing the needs of the community of residents and business it cannot achieve a place where people desire to live work and play.  Our children will not be able to get the jobs to live nearby and housing will at some point become unapproachable to them as well.  When Government does not have to operate with the same rules as a business to survive and dos not pay its employees based on performance the pay becomes skewed and is rife with cronyism and corruption and becomes a drag in what people can earn if they can even get a job.  when wages are dictated by fiat as they are in a minimum wage companies and employees lose their focus and people in the long term actually make less than they would because they must carry those who have no desire to progress because they are only making “A minimum wage” and feel un-healthy desire to any more than the minimum and feel if they can do less and get away with it they are making more?  ( I watched TV all Day and got away with it.  I slept through half my shift and got paid the same).  If they can even get a job.

The first step in changing this is the realization of we need to change direction.  A reduction and streamlining of governmental agencies even in a city must be examined and costs to start a business.  an acceptance of variances granted to companies operating in a flexible zoning plan will result in more home businesses and start ups and desirability as people will want to live in a town that will allow them to achieve financial success and hire their neighbors who moved there because they can get a job they can walk to.

If zoning allows overbuilding we lose the heart and balance of the very city we live in and defeats the economic machine that will allow to work close to where they live.  If Redondo is allowed to become a retirement village where businesses are prevented from being started you will have a city of haves and have-nots where they only jobs pay so little there will be no hope for children much less our children’s children.

If Business are allowed to start up regardless of their impact on the quality of life of there surrounding areas people will be driven out and the back lash will be to sever them without regards to consequences.  One possible solution would be the signatures of the neighbors on the variance and a 90 % minimum of those who live within a four block radius or reasonable distance from the business.  If after the business is started complaints are served to specific measurable standards changes must be made and if achieved the variance granted on a 5 year renewal.  there will be some circumstances where one or a small group of people will relentlessly attack and if rewarded in driving out those who are trying to succeed based on perception and or fear or just a contrary spirit.

Economic freedom precedes all other freedoms for without revenue or the hope of revenue people cannot have freedom of speech and religion.  By a governmental restriction of economic freedoms through bureaucratic rules and fees it succeeds in putting itself out of business and plunges its citizenship into darkness.  this occurs not just on the Federal level but the state and city level.  It also occurs on the street where you live and in the households where entrepreneurship is not encouraged.

Worship though our political opinions.

God is looking for people to worship with their very lives as they obey his command and come back once into fellowship with him by the redemption afforded by the Son.  It must by more than a song we hum throughout the day but the sum of our activities is what  we offer in praise and thankfulness as He changes our very hearts through His own spirit through the washing of the word as we read His precepts and love his ways.

Politics defined for me is how we act and want our government to act in our behalf.  WE are blessed by God to have a self governing system that we can vote in and out of office.  WE submit but seek justice and candidates that share our values and beliefs as everyone else does.  Apathy often leads to tyranny.   AS we offer our lives people need to know the reason for the evident fruits of the spirit in our lives and we remain in peace knowing our futures are secured and as ambassadors of anothor knigdom we need to represent ourselves properly and act accordingly trying others to submit to God and accept the free gift of salvation.  WE cannot vote in a Christian nation or even change behavior by legislation per se. Although those who worship man and government seem to think they can.

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