I Will Be Voting…

…By the grace of God I will be voting on Tuesday November 08, 2016.  I will not be voting for “the lesser of two evils”.

I will be voting for the candidate who will honor their pledge (at their inauguration) to “protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America”.  I will be voting for the candidate who will defend the Second Amendment, and the people’s right to defend themselves against a tyrannical government.  I will be voting for the candidate who defends the right of life to the unborn human child.  I will be voting for the candidate who cares more about the citizens of this great nation, than they do about global causes.  I will be voting for the candidate who will appoint Supreme Court Justices who will honor, defend, and protect the Constitution according to its original intent rather than what is culturally acceptable, or politically correct.

The reason to go vote.  Your vote will make a difference.

From the banks of Flat Creek.




The Verdict is In

And Justice has been served.  If the Grand Jury would have decided with public pressure, or emotion there would not be justice.

They did however base their decision on the evidence and testimony they were given.  Justice has been served.

Let us all be part of the human race, grieve with the family who tragically lost a son; and grieve with the city of Ferguson, MO for the trials they have experienced by mob rule, and the great injustices done to local businesses and people.

Let us also pray for the peace of all who are not at peace.


Thieves, Crooks, and Culprits

It is horrible what some people will stoop so low to do.  Are they even in the human race?  Of course they are but they are depraved and wicked of mind and heart.  What am I writing about?  Thieves, crooks and culprits who would connive and steal from the elderly by way of a email or phone scam.

I have heard of them, and known of some people who were stolen from by these wicked perpetrators of stealing others property.  It has never hit so close to home until today.  My mother calls down to our house, and says, “Get up here NOW!” to my wife in an emergency type voice.  Madge tells me; we leave in a rush; we arrive at the house, and mom meats us at the door; upset, in tears, and trying to tell us what is wrong.  We finally find out she is talking about Charity, our eldest child and daughter.

The  caller has called pretending to be Charity, in tears, supposedly in jail for being drunk, and hitting a child; and needing several thousands in bail money.  When I heard that I immediately recognized it for what it was. A big fat phone scam.  Dad is still on the phone talking to some man connected with the attempted theft.  I have spoke rather loudly as I came in, “It’s a scam” and Dad handed me the phone but the culprit is already hung up; maybe it should be “Hung”.

Can someone actually find pride, and fulfillment in bilking elderly people out of thousands of dollars.  I think my parents had it pretty well figured out by the time my wife and I got there; but my mother was pretty upset.  We stayed around for a while, and talked.

Our family is familiar with one another and what we are doing and where we go.  So keep your hands off.  You will get caught.

That is my line for the day from the banks of Flat Creek.


Confusion in the World

These are my personal observations and I don’t mean to be preachy about it.

People want justice, but not for others.  Case in point.  Casey Anthony case in Florida.  Casey was on trial for First degree murder and could have gotten the death penalty for the crime she allegedly committed; the “murder of her daughter”.

The prosecution presented the evidence which was all circumstantial and had nothing which proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that miss Anthony had murdered her daughter; at least that was the determination of the jury.  The jury had heard the evidence, from beginning to end, and determined that the only thing the prosecution had proven was that Casey had lied.  Four events of lying to a police officer.

When the jury came out and each charge they were to determine was read, they proclaimed “Not guilty” until the charge of “Lying to police”, and they found her guilty of those four counts.

I have noticed in News reports and such that a majority of people were angry with the jury.  Let me ask you this question,  Were you there?  and another one, Did you see Casey Anthony murder her baby girl?  All the jury had to go on was what the prosecution presented.

Now, in my mind, I think Casey Anthony is probably guilty; but I didn’t hear the evidence.  The jury did.  Their decision is the one that counts; not my thinking.

Let’s be glad that this is one of those cases where Justice has prevailed.  The evidence was presented which charged her with the audacious crime of murder.  The jury heard the evidence; and determined there was not enough evidence to prove Casey Anthony was guilty of the murder.  They came to the only conclusion they could.  Not Guilty.

The confusion in the world and particularly in this nation that I see is that many are so confused about “Justice”.  What is justice?

JUST’ICE, n. [L. justitia, from justus, just.]

1. The virtue which consists in giving to every one what is his due; practical conformity to the laws and to principles of rectitude in the dealings of men with each other; honesty; integrity in commerce or mutual intercourse. Justice is distributive or commutative. Distributive justice belongs to magistrates or rulers, and consists in distributing to every man that right or equity which the laws and the principles of equity require; or in deciding controversies according to the laws and to principles of equity. Commutative justice consists in fair dealing in trade and mutual intercourse between man and man.

2. Impartiality; equal distribution of right in expressing opinions; fair representation of facts respecting merit or demerit. In criticisms, narrations, history or discourse, it is a duty to do justice to every man, whether friend or foe.

3. Equity; agreeableness to right; as, he proved the justice of his claim. This should, in strictness, be justness.

From Websters Dictionary from e-sword.

A long definition I know; but there was more.  A partial understanding of “Justice” would be “one’s receiving what they deserve for the crime committed”.  Myself I want mercy; for myself and others.  I think we need to be merciful to miss Anthony and let her grow; and leave the judgment for her alleged crimes to the hands of her Creator.

We must remember that “Not guilty” does not mean innocent.  In this case it means there was not enough evidence to prove guilt.  We must rejoice that as far as we can determine justice has been done.  The court did it job.  Wouldn’t you want the same if you were on trial for your life; guilty or not guilty?  I would.

That’s my observations from the banks of Flat Creek.