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God, civil disobedience and revolution

The news this week was more than bleak. The economy remains in a tailspin and is getting worse; the Middle East remains highly unstable, creating the prospect of a meltdown if oil fields are taken over or destroyed by hostile interests; Germany, our strongest ally in Western Europe, has decided to end nuclear power as an overreaction to the Japan disaster, setting off an eventual energy shortage worldwide; and our nation is governed at the top by a president who not only has no clue how to rule, but who at heart sympathizes with radical Muslims who hate Jews and Christians – which, at least at present, remain the mainstay of our population and cultural base.

There is a sinking unsettling feeling in the air. Any moment I have the impression that the proverbial shoe could drop; one major catastrophic event could create a worldwide economic, social and political collapse. We are hanging by a thread, and the clock is ticking at the midnight hour.

Great American leaders who can rally the people in trying to avoid catastrophe have existed before, but they do not exist now. Mitt Romney, for the moment the leading Republican candidate to win his party's nomination for president in 2012, has no real moral or political compass, and others, with the exception of Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin (who will face many unfair obstacles in the leftist-controlled media), lack the toughness and conviction to be president. Regrettably, even with all the bad news, absent a knockout legal punch, which I have been working on, our "mullah in chief" president, Barack Hussein Obama, is likely to be re-elected by "default" – notwithstanding the damage he will undoubtedly continue to do in the year and a half leading up to the next national election in 2012.

Now is the time to turn to God for guidance, as if this were not always the case. We the People are in his hands. And while I do believe that God helps those who help themselves, it's time that we show humility and pray. It's also time that we act in His name.
Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Lech Walesa, Nelson Mandela and other "civilian activists" – of all political persuasions – changed history by resorting not to violence against the ruling elite, but by using civil disobedience. That is what we now need to do collectively as the American people to regain control of our nation.

There is much talk these days about the budget crisis and what it means for ourselves and, most chillingly, our children and grandchildren. In the next few years alone, the overwhelming majority of our budget will go just to paying the interest on the country's huge debt, leaving very little for anything else. While establishment Republicans, who remain in control of their party by and large, claim that they are trying to rein in the debt, they have shown little desire to allow the current debt ceiling to remain intact. And, President Obama and his fellow Democrats largely refuse to make any real and meaningful spending cuts. In short, we are more than bankrupt; we are watching the nation fall into irreparable economic, social and political depression even if the Middle East and its oil fields do not literally blow up – sending world prices through the roof.

There are ways to get the ruling elite's "attention" to try to mend their ways. Work stopages, large-scale nationwide protests, collectively in mass refusing to obey government edits and mandates and the like could be used. We need to decide how best to accomplish our peaceful second American revolution and bring the ruling establishment elite to its knees.

In the regard, I would like to solicit your ideas and views and then in subsequent columns publish the results of this hard thought. If you feel as I do, and believe that we are facing disaster unless we act now, please write to me at with your suggestions and ideas. There truly is no time to lose.

For if we think that a political "messiah" is on the way in time for the next elections, think again. There is only one messiah, and his name is not Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, Rick Santorum, or Newt Gingrich – by any account "little" people by any stretch of the imagination. And, time is so short that we must draw up a list of demands of our government, present it to our current so-called political leaders and, if they do not heed the immediate call, act immediately on our own. That's what our Founding Fathers did, and when their grievances were again ignored and not heard, the rest became history – and a great nation was born. Now we must be "born again!"

These Founding Fathers did not sit around and wait for King George III to straighten himself out, and we cannot wait to put both leftist Democrats and establishment Republicans on the so-called "right track."

With the grace and guidance of the Almighty, and our own creative and committed spirit and strong peaceful actions, we can bring the nation out of its free fall; but we no longer have any time left if we are to be successful.

I look forward to hearing from you with your prayers and thoughts.

God bless the United States, and God bless its great people. Let us all roll up our sleeves and get to work before it is too late. Let us ignite the second American revolution with words and, more importantly, with strong deeds!

Larry Klayman | Former Justice Department prosecutor and the founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch

Postal tip

A couple of Post Offices in Texas have been forced to take down small posters that say 'IN GOD WE TRUST.'

Anyway, we heard proposal on a radio show, that we should all write ‘IN GOD WE TRUST’ on the back of all our mail.

After all, that's our National Motto. We think it's a wonderful idea.

We must take back our nation from all the people who think that anything that offends them should be removed.

If you like this idea, please pass it on and DO IT. The idea of writing or stamping – 'IN GOD WE TRUST' on our envelopes sounds good to us.

Some people are having a rubber stamp made to ensure it is seen – let’s use it as our signature on e-mails, too!

It's been reported that 86 percent of Americans believe in God. Therefore, we have a very hard time understanding why there's such a mess about having 'In God We Trust!' on our money and having God in the pledge of Allegiance.

Could it be that WE just need to take action and tell the 14 percent to 'sit down and shut up'?

Legionnaire George M. Coladonato | Email


About your Seth column

Thought I would comment on a statement in your article:  “Unfortunately, after Jane Roberts died, her husband Rob collected their archives and gave them to Yale University. I have never been able to find out whether they have done anything with them.”

Yale does not own the Jane Roberts Papers – nor do they have copyrights to the material. Rob Butts sent copies of much of the material to the Yale Library’s Manuscripts and Archives but retained the originals and rights. Upon his death his widow, Laurel Davies-Butts, has inherited the original material and copyrights. Most of the Seth material has now been published including the Early Sessions and the Personal Sessions (often referred to as deleted sessions).

If you have questions about the material at Yale a simple Google search of “Yale Jane Roberts” may help.  The material and the many researchers of the material have always been treated with great respect. At times special displays of the material were set up in Sterling Library when Seth Conferences were in town.

Mary Dillman | New Haven, Connecticut – this site includes book indexes which may be of interest to you if you want to find Christ references



I was a member of Jane Roberts’ classes and recently released a book about my experiences with Jane and Seth. Thought you might be interested. It's available on Amazon. The title is The Road To Elmira. 

Best regards, 

Rich Kendall | E-mail


Hawking’s heaven

“Heaven doesn’t exist, it is a fairy tale”. Hawking becomes increasingly pessimistic as his degenerative disease progresses.

Although he surprised the world by denying the existence of God, “Creator and Lord of all things” as we affirm in the Christian creed, other researchers do accept His existence through the “Big Bang” theory and the maintenance of the universe following intelligent laws.

The famous scientist does not abandon his skepticism, maybe because no one has brought him close enough to the image of God who loves his creatures and who heartens and specially assists man. Heaven means victory, a victory -that deserves an eternal prize- in the fight against the evil which is in us all. Many have wanted to deny the existence of hell all through the ages, because of it is dark and extreme although some (Mary Baxter, Bill Wiese…) in this century have confirmed its existence, following their own personal experiences. But no one had made out of a denial, impossible to demonstrate, a “dogma.”

Heaven is also real and confuses those wise men who prefer the limitations of their own proud minds to accepting a loving and protecting God, who rescued his children from eternal death by giving himself to them, when Jesus took on human nature. What is left to Hawking and to all of us after a life of suffering? Nothingness?

Eva Catalán | Barcelona, Spain


Limerick for U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner (D-NY)

He told her he wanted to meet her,
And sent his crotch shot via Tweeter:
He now lives in disgrace
With a great loss of face,
But at least his first name is not "Peter!"

J-P. A. Maldonado | Phoenix


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Hi Everyone

I just wanted to let you know that the two Peruvian mares in California have found a home.  I heard from their rescuer today.  Thank you all so much for your help.

Best wishes,

Dr. Pat Haight | The Conquistador Equine Rescue and Advocacy Program

Stop the Arizona wildfires – now!!

Send in the supertanker (12,000 TO 21,000 gallon capacity) water bombing aircraft that can lay down fire retardant lines miles long in a single water/retardant drop!! (see evergreen supertanker or online – I think it's obvious, that the people speaking out against the final wildfire solution of the mega-capacity Supertanker water bomber firefighting aircraft, are connected with the big-bucks fire fighting 'industry' and obviously fear the Supertanker aircrafts' capacity to stop wildfires quickly, in virtually minutes, -and thus spoil the big fire profits of the Fire Industrial Complex whose profits depend on their strategy of – 'how to keep the wildfires burning while making it appear as though they are trying to put them out' – with obviously no concern for life or property. We must stop this betrayal by the top officials of our Fire Establishment by drastically reducing their number, and using increased numbers of Supertanker water bombers as the primary Initial attack weapon against wildfires, thereby facilitating a huge reduction of the Fire Industrial Complex establishment resulting in near 100% wildfire protection with Supertankers and a huge savings of lives, property, and tax money and a far safer world (


Ed Nemechek | Landers, California


New Florida law prohibiting doctors from asking gun questions brings lawsuit

A bill banning Florida physicians from asking patients about gun ownership, signed into law last week by Governor Rick Scott (R), has brought out more than the typical hue and cry from the anti-self defense crowd.

On Monday, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, along with the Florida chapters of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American College of Physicians, filed a lawsuit seeking to throw out the new law.
While claiming the new law violates doctors’ First Amendment rights, the lawsuit hardly conceals its bias against gun rights.

“By severely restricting such speech and the ability of physicians to practice such preventative medicine, the Florida statute could result in grievous harm to children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly,” according to the motion filed Monday in federal court in Miami.

No mention is ever made, of course, of the “grievous harm” that is prevented because of lawful gun ownership.  In fact, a wide range of studies show that self-defense uses of firearms dramatically outweigh accidents and the criminal misuse of guns.  Doctors who discourage gun ownership actually make people less safe and more vulnerable to criminal attack.

Furthermore, contrary to the Brady Center’s misinformation campaign, the new law does allow for doctors to discuss firearms ownership if relevant to a patient’s medical care or safety.  “There’s nothing in the bill that would prevent a safety discussion about firearms like medical personnel would for swimming pools, chemicals or any other potential hazard,” said state Rep. Jason Brodeur, the bill’s sponsor.

“The bill only states that medical personnel can’t ask about firearm ownership directly, record the answer or condition treatment upon the response.”

Besides questions about gun ownership being inappropriate and none of a doctor’s business—and besides the fact that most doctor organizations are vehemently anti-Second Amendment—there are serious questions about how such information could be abused.
Rep. Brodeur cites cases of patients being denied care for refusing to answer questions about guns—and also cites concerns that such information could lead to higher insurance rates.

But there are even greater issues at stake.  Most importantly, under the new national health care law—which the American Medical Association and the AAP supported—the federal government will amass a database of patient medical records.  In that case, information about gun ownership passes from the realm of doctor-patient confidentiality to potential abuse by bureaucrats in Washington. 

“If the overreaching federal government actually takes over health care, worried that Washington, D.C., is going to know whether or not they own a gun and so this is really just a privacy protection,” Broduer said.

Broduer’s worries are not unfounded.  The American Association of Physicians and Surgeons has warned for years about the government breaching the confidentiality between doctors and patients, and we know that the federal government has already used medical records to take away people’s gun rights. 

For instance, that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disarmed tens of thousands of veterans who suffered from common ailments such as PTSD—something that affects as many as one-third of returning combat veterans.

Since 1999, over 150,000 vets have lost their Second Amendment rights for life because, based on the diagnosis of government psychiatrists, they have a third party appointed to oversee their financial affairs.

These veterans committed no crime; they were not tried in a court of law; they served their country honorably; and yet they lost their gun rights for life … thanks to government bureaucrats and medical records.  Because the VA controls a national health record database, it was simply a matter of a few keystrokes to add the names of these vets to the FBI’s gun prohibition list.

Based on the experience of veterans, gun owners have every reason to fear that the prohibited person list will grow dramatically under ObamaCare.

Gun Owners of America applauds the efforts of Rep. Broduer and Gov. Scott in keeping gun owner information off of any medical records database.

John Velleco | Director of Federal Affairs for Gun Owners of America


Fenger a ‘lousy Libertarian’

Has Becky Fenger pushed the Q-tip too far into her ear thus damaging her brain?  The point regarding why she would make a lousy libertarian because she would, "make the 'sport' of dog fighting illegal," circumvents the fact that dog fighting is already illegal in all fifty states.  Her rationale is a non-starter for any lucid argument because it is such an extreme example regarding an argument that is supported by a minority of Libertarians; and the argument is one based around ownership and private property, not about the celebration of a blood sport.  If I were serving in public office, I would make manslaughter illegal.  No need to thank me, just doing my imaginary job.

Furthermore, why does Ms. Fenger extensively discuss the negative attributes of raw milk? How many children today are actually afflicted each year by unpasteurized milk products?  Is this a previously unknown epidemic Ms. Fenger has heroically brought to our attention? I smell a Pulitzer! 

It would make more sense to understand her political views through the lens of relevant and vital issues: the national debt, education, inflation, war or immigration.  But milk, seriously?  As for her statement regarding doctors "refusing to see children whose parents decide not to vaccinate them," I'm glad her God-complex never materialized into a position where she could do any significant damage.  (No disrespect to the "Sonoran News".)  Her chicken and egg scenario creates a perplexing feedback loop. If unvaccinated children cannot see a doctor, how are they to get their vaccinations then?

Sean Hinchey | Carefree


CSHS IB commentary

I have recently read your article “CSHS IB Juniors misrepresent services provided by selected charity” and I would like to address the validity of some of the points you brought up against these t-shirts. I believe that you are just trying to find errors where they simply do not exist because this newspaper enjoys to find faults in everything that the Cave Creek Unified School District does. If the t-shirt had said “I Think, Therefore I don’t read Sonoran News,” then it would have been grammatically incorrect. Anyone with any sense would realize that the IB Juniors do not think that the title of your newspaper is “The Sonoran News,” hence why the title of the e-mail said the Sonoran news, with the word “the” uncapitalized. Same goes with the usage of “raising funds for the Alenah House.”

Furthermore, I find it very amusing that you seem to be okay with any organization so long as they are a good Christian Organization! I wonder what this article would say if this organization was instead based on a different faith, such as Islam, or an organization that is backed by no faith at all?

Sarah Takesian | Cave Creek


Ride a Cowboy, Save a Bull

If you have ever taken Sharon's Body Pump class at the YMCA on 60th street, you may have had the opportunity to hear the song "Ride a Cowboy, Save a Horse." What can be a sadder life than that of a horse?

Buffalo Chip in Cave Creek provides the answer with their abusive practice of subjecting bulls to live rodeo riding. Like Caesar, Buffalo Chip draws in the masses to witness this spectacle in the name of entertainment.

Tired old bulls are subjected to this cruel weekly spectacle on Wednesday and Friday nights. Young "stud" cowboys strut victorious after breaking the spirit of these glorious animals. Ask yourself "If cowboys were meant to ride bulls, why did God give us horses?" Isn't it enough that these bulls are raised for their meat and hides? And, why would any civilized human being find it entertaining to witness "breaking the spirit of an animal"? Are these semi-barbarians throwbacks to the Romans? Why not level the playing field? I would pay to see the young studs ride a mechanical bull. Man against machine- now that is a challenge worth paying for. Save the bull for its intended purpose – ride the cowboy!

Carol Maczka | Cave Creek

Editor note: In addition to the obvious question to Carol, “Are you aware you live in the Wild West?” there is the matter of the proper venue, ticket prices and appropriate sales tax for “ride the cowboy” events.