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Hey, this is TC Meuninck a Convention of States Volunteer veteran who has been involved since sometime in 2014. I suspect I have acquired a rocky road reputation among some. I have been dismissed a second time from the COS Georgia Team.
Why was I fired / dismissed.
We all wear tinted glasses – Values Unseen. Let me begin by asking for forgiveness should I trespass on one of your values. And I express thanks to those who will read this letter! And I even thank those who dismissed me. They served as the necessary motivation for me to begin to address the emotions hidden and the root cause of the upset among the people with-in the Convention of States Leadership. Confrontation is not without hardship and misunderstanding. Yet it is confronting misunderstanding that controls the key to opening Truth’s door.
There really has always existed a generation gap of understanding and the maturity of human individuals that affects what is taking place below the surface in this nation.
Scripture offers help and hope humans can open a doorway to better understanding. I need a divine miracle as I attempt to explain the complexity of God’s design of humanity. To gain the greatest benefit of this letter, I suggest a minimum of three people from three different generations read and then discuss its contents. Haha what a test! Each generation wears Tinted Glasses – Values Unseen.
In the 1980’s I didn’t have clue what the hidden forces that were driving the upheaval taking place in our nation way back then. My most difficult task is to make an effort to avoid triggering and tripping all over the hidden mine fields of emotions and values buried within each human person. Every human has values set long ago that serve as automatic triggers. Yep, tinted glasses – values unseen. This is a test of maturity for the reader and for myself. Please don’t throw this message away. It may very well be the most valuable and greatest contribution I can make to the Convention of States Project.
In the Beginning:
The starting point was in the beginning. If man had never sinned, we would not know God as loving, just and we would never know him as a merciful God. Oh necessary sin of Adam! Without sin forgiveness and mercy are unnecessary. This does not mean it is better to sin (Rom. 6:1), but it does mean that it is a great mystery of love in which we are get caught up (Rom. 8:28-39).
Attempting to wrap one arms around mystery is perhaps what this nation is all about in the first place. We are all set up. While Jesus was still hanging on the cross before he died he spoke these words. “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” And they cast lots, dividing up His garments among themselves.
Those passages are indeed hard to grasp and explain. They are spiritually woven together into a single threaded garment and that can not be separated. Everyone wears Tinted Glasses – Values Unseen.
In the Beginning tells the Story: There were powerful symbols used to define the original problem. God created man, placed man in a perfect garden where there was a single rule. Do not eat from the Tree of knowledge. Later we hear this snake shows up that played a central role. Yep, Temptation entered the story in the beginning.
Who owns the tree – God or man? Humans throughout history have never escaped the history that took place in the beginning. In 2021 ownership of the tree defines the War taking place in our nation!
Am I really the problem?:
Some might conclude it’s obvious, since I have been fired twice. I must really be a problem person without hope. I expect there exists numerous negative adjectives and perhaps volumes of written snippets, perhaps even my own words without context, used to describe me and perhaps my behavior as a member of the Georgia COS Team. It is highly probable “Team worker” is not one the adjectives used as a positive in regard to me individually. One of my personal characteristics is I don’t give up easily. That is the only explanation why I am spending my valuable time addressing a seemingly hopeless objective. My experience has been many people simply do not share that ability, maturity or wisdom.
If you check my Social Capital record there must be someone in COS who would recognize I have been a worker / supporter even when local / regional leadership was at best indifferent. This letter should be proof I didn’t quit, rather I was ostracized. Unfortunately, much of my time in Georgia was during a very long period of few volunteers due to failed leadership. Extremely few people who know me to stand up for me. That is a hard pill to swallow! Yet it serves as the necessary incentive to dedicate the time to respond with this letter.
What are the Values of the Convention of States?
What is contained in this letter is perhaps far more valuable than all the SC points accumulated in my profile. I am guilty of taking risks. Yep I can dream someone with an open mind and heart might just read what I have written and even respect and reflect upon it?
Seven Years: Scriptural Reference:
Seven years serving is kinda a magic number if one is open to scripture – maybe? I pray someone within the Convention of States leadership will be open and take the time necessary to read and try to digest what I have written. The human condition described within is not simple theory and it has an ancient spiritual nature that is well hidden from the view of those unwilling to take a deep dive into God’s design of humanity from the beginning.
Background and Baggage –> No one Escapes:
So it is with this background and my human baggage, I begin to try and address the Convention of States leadership failure. Hiding within the management design structure of the COS role lives a natural human trap for people, even people willing to work hard to fall into. Yes a designed in trap for Humanities original flaw few can see and many cannot escape.
My experience with a limited number of Convention of States leaders is many have very sensitive ears. I spoke up and encountered rejection! Well to begin with, I acknowledge I am not perfect! And because of who I am and what I have been through the following statement could easily be applied — Who the hell do I think I am?
The Structure Design Flaw Empowers the Original Human Flaw within:
To be clear, it is the organizational structure itself (tinted glasses) that lends a hand to the original human flaw, I seek to address. It stands on the associated original flaw in humanity that trips us all up. It is not and has not been or intended to dress down individual persons. Oh boy is that a hard one to avoid! Many or even most are unaware of how humans get setup for conflict from the beginning.
Every human created structure is subject to unknowingly being set up with the potential to create human conflict and failure: Yes it does! And some COS leaders get my criticism easily confused with the Vision of COS, i.e. Michael Farris or Mark Meckler.
I was one of the first people to begin posting on the first Team Party web page Mark Meckler setup years ago. That is when I first was really beginning to struggle with the question what is the upset? A vision is not an organization structure. Organizational structures are the definitions / limits of roles, teams, the who and how to manage them etc. A vision is rather a hoped for destination, a goal or even a dreaming the structure is setup to achieve. A vision seeks to address the tint in ones glasses.
Self Governance Assures Human Conflict:
Oh My!!! The definition of Self-governance in and of itself assures and creates potential conflict between people who actively participate. Our founders struggled themselves and butted heads often. We so easily forget that reality. It wasn’t until they began to pray the miracle of the 5000 year leap happened.
The local COS leaders people I have spoken with have not able to follow the message I have and am attempting to deliver, but rather trip over what I can only guess is a perceived personal attack or a challenging voice they are unable or unwilling to grasp or understand. Heck to be sure I am not perfect. Oh so many before me have tried to explain the why’s of human nature! Please do not stop here!
Further the reader should know I am tired and worn from working so long almost alone and the recent rejection I have encountered. Equally I am worn out for personal family health issues. Being frustrated by local COS leadership in and of itself creates intrinsic human road blocks. I acknowledge when I am tired, I am particularly capable of short circuiting my own message delivery. At times my words serve as a hook to others emotions which can cause others to over ride their won ability to use logic.
So Here, we go – How easily do we get pissed Off?
Let us begin! Does COS really believe in self governance? Why then does it have a system that it created to work as Command and Control of Roles? Where is the balancing mechanism as the framers created to balance humans natures weakness to fall into corruption, power and control — human natures desire to rule? The tree – the tree!!! There is no room in self governance for a ruler – yet the way the structure is set up and applied – probably not so much on purpose, (My way or the highway – is not a Team!) I hope this rings a lot of bells. The Three branches were chosen as a method to balance corruption. Corruption human natures original desire to rule, seek power and control require a balancing mechanism.
There is no room for me in the Georgia COS Team! Much of my most recent time with COS there were a very limited number of volunteers. I took ownership for multiple roles. Finally followed by a surge that created a natural tripping situation that has lead to the idea of staying in your lane.
Almost in the blink of an eye the one I trained is demanding a conference call with the leader. Obvious to me immediately is the idea of a Team is in trouble! Seems that the ownership I took and the roles I had were just a facade by my leader. Not your turf! Not once but twice this same leader participated in the door being closed! I am SOL – Balancing – where is it for me to go?? I must be crazy for I am still trying to communicate. But maybe it’s not just for me – could it be possible I am speaking for all those who silently left long ago and those yet to do the same?
What does it take to get a person to take the Deep Dive
Scripture: In the beginning – in the perfect Garden the first of humans sought power, control, and knowledge hidden symbolically in the tree in the garden. The key word here is hidden / unseen / a deep dive is required to discover it. Well in today’s world it has been surfaced and we can all describe it using many terms without making the association to our human condition. Deep State, WOKE, One Party Rules, Socialism, Communism and on and on.
To think it does not exist within COS Leadership is to be Naive:
The structure of roles I am referring to can be described as a military command and control. In the military the people who lead and serve – FIRST are first sent to school where one could say the person is broken down and rebuilt to understand the how, why and when it is necessary to lead.
Such a process is simply not practical with volunteers who show up with tinted glasses and values that are hidden even from themselves. Who knows the background each person has? It simply set up a tripping stone for many. Volunteers come with all sorts of hidden expectations. COS U can not uncover these expectations. Relationship building is where the secret is hidden path to uncover them. And that is no easy task for humans. Command and Control can easily drive a wedge of silence. How unusual it is for one to speak words the leader doesn’t want to hear. Everyone can get offended! And many are simply unaware of the impact of the original flaw.
“I am a good person” most people say & no deeper thought is undertaken!
How do I get someone in COS Leadership to listen??? So far I must conclude I am a total object failure. I am not writing this to get anyone fired or removed from a role. I recognize the original flaw that exists is in every human and exists in me. My track record should suggest I am not afraid to work and I am not afraid to speak up. Am I a fool to persist??
So who is going to shut me up and shut me out next?
Isn’t that what our founding fathers confronted in themselves – human nature’s original flaw? They were an extraordinary group of people with a very broad knowledge unparalleled in history. They instinctively recognized the original spiritual flaw in humanity to fall into corruption we call power and control. How did they overcome it?
Oh my Prayer! The necessary reflection needed to reveal the tint! Dare I say it? Can you bare with me — I am a trouble maker – bad boy! Explosive is I!
Human values hiding in tinted glasses can not be easily seen. They are more like mines hidden in a field and you don’t discover them until you step on one and get a reaction. At that moment the strong human emotions react ones ability to think logically evaporates.
Who was Jesus?
Forgive me. The Story of Jesus Christ comes to mind. The good and gentle Jesus who wouldn’t hurt a flea – right? He told us he came to testify to the the Truth. Oh my, the people of his day where so happy with him they had to find a way to shut him up! We should know the story.
Then from the cross he spoke these words “forgive them Father they know not what they do. With those words Jesus takes us on a trip back to the very beginning hoping we the living might revisit the symbolism of the tree.
Forgiveness is where the secret answer is buried! We are watching a spiritual war take place between in our nation – the “WOKE” and the “AWAKE” – only after the emotional upheaval runs it’s course – is forgiveness – the answer to finding where unity lives. Dare I say this? Not everyone will find it!
I am seeking to open ears so they can hear more than the words, but the spirit hidden within every human – we call it the image of God – ones soul!
The Valley of Tears:
I must admit I could not have written this the letter as a young man or even when I was 50. If you can bare with me, My life’s journey has taken me through ten years of ministry to people with HIV/AIDS in the 1990’s. It was the period we simply did not know how the disease was spread. We now know, needles and annul intercourse were the two primary methods of transmission.
This ministry took me to the place I call my discomfort zone. I would even say I had to be tricked by the Lord to start this journey. It took place in the bowels of Atlanta where few ventured. For ten years I listened to what I would describe as the cry’s coming from the depths of the speakers soul. So many young people were fast forwarded to mid life crises and facing death. Mostly, younger men, homosexuals and drug users.
Abruptly around the year 200, this ministry disappeared. I watched people with AIDS get up off their death beds shortly after they started taking the AIDS cocktail. After which the people in crises became stealth again. Yet the incidence of AIDS / HIV has not diminished the least.
One Flesh – Unity Broken -> Cry’s of the Soul heard in Prison
Well the good Lord wasn’t done with me and I was tricked into going into prison for one reason only to discover over time the Lord sent me there to teach me another. I had to be taught because I was slow of learning and hard of heart. You might just hear that description of me today.
For the next ten years, I listened to the cry’s that come from the souls of men incarcerated. Upon entering the prison I walked through a room full of young men – juveniles – kids (70-80 of them). This experience prompted me to begin asking lots of questions to the old inmates about what was going on with these young men.
Simply put, these young men were described as being mad as hell and bouncing off walls! Who are they mad at was my question? The answer for me was 50% expected and the other 50% ya gotta be kidding me. #1 Dad and unexpected was #2 Mom.
Forgive me again. This took me back to the story “in the Beginning” and the concept of one flesh! This spiritual one flesh concept is not simple to digest but young people’s spirit get it! Somehow the soul of young people without the guidance of a unified one flesh understand something is amiss and has failed them.
Discipline = Love:
When Dad and Mom are together / unified discipline works. More discipline communicates the hard to grasp word love! Do you love me enough to stop me is a cry coming from deep down in the souls of young people in the USA. In 2021 young people across this nation are (burning, looting, beating people up) screaming the same message and the answer so far is? “NO”. Same kids – just some are incarcerated, some released and some just out on the streets!
Race or the color of ones skin has no bearing on this cry! This spiritual “one Flesh” design simply has escaped modern man’s intellect or attention all the while the kids are acting it out.
The One Flesh is MIA and is under siege in a spiritual war taking place below the surface of everything! Please open your ears! The cause of the upset was just described.
Woke or Awake?
The “WOKE” folks want to fix the problem by destroying the family! Man seeks to recreate God’s design with man’s design which will only make things worse.
Gosh, I really do hope someone in leadership in the Convention of States can hear the spirit of voice crying out from within American kids today – the future America. There exists a multitude of colors and tints the seer can not see.
Come back to me with all your heart requires a trip through the desert! Do we still believe in the freedom of religion which exists every hour of every day?
My hope is the Convention of States Leadership can find the courage and wisdom to look in the mirror of Truth so COS doesn’t fall into exactly the same trap we are trying fix!
Another Voice – A Secular Voice:
More to consider: A secular teaching nails the subject: and our founders had to understand it because they had a set of broad / rare experience knew it had to be addressed.
Morris Massey is a behavior scientist and taught at Colorado University. I encountered his teaching in a Video titled “What you are is Where you were when” after the Air Traffic Strike of 1981.
In my words it address’s the stealth method human values get set in concrete – if you will the built in reason in God’s design a generational conflict is assured. Woke versus Awake 2021.
Before the Air Traffic Strike strike of 1981, I heard and observed leader and after leader say, I have addressed it, it is taken care of, I have it covered. From the lowest level to highest level – I worked in the busiest ATC Facilities in the world. The people who worked there were indeed dedicated and very sharp individuals, yet we all got caught. I can not forget. It dramatically impacted and changed my life, especially the next 20 years.
I spoke these words to a COS Leader and I got fired. Who the hell I am?
For the most part the American public was not fully aware of what the primary objective of the Air Traffic strike in 1981 was really all about.
Power and Control:
It should ring loud in our 2021 ears. PATCO the controllers Union had affiliated with the AFL/CIO. The AFL/CIO hosted meetings for controllers families prior to calling the strike date so as to prepare families for the political war. It was done so well some controllers and even wives were persuaded (essentially what’s the News Media & social Media doing today?).
The stealth objective of the strike was about power and control. This should strike a raw nerve in the leadership of COS. The AFL / CIO had control of trucks / ground transportation and the shipping industry. Now if only the AFL / CIO had control of the aviation system they could shut down the whole country.
Luckily for America, Ronald Reagan was president. He did not fire them as everyone thinks! Instead, Regan used their oath such that they fired themselves to prevent the question from being decided in the court system.
A Question is neither positive or negative:
When a COS leader tells me regarding a volunteer’s activity, I have addressed it, I have handled it, it has been taken care of it – I listen with perhaps unique ears! Any question or skepticism on my part is viewed as a betrayal, lack of support and a gross violation of trust. I am indeed a pain – how dare I question! Yep I got fired again! Yes I did – and I ask who has ears and is COS leadership Open? But I doubt that was the only reason.
I got into trouble because Team requires Team building! During the recent surge of people in Georgia not a single discussion took place regarding how to build a Team. Instead creating lanes where one shall not trespass was the focus. Lanes don’t create a Team. I suspect this letter is way outside any lane the structure of COS has set up. Writing this letter is way outside any role I have seen. Just who the hell do I think I am writing this letter? Get back in your lane!
Human Stinky Pride:
Who ever the reader is. I thank you for hanging in here with me this far.
This is not easy stuff, human stinky pride lies below the surface and like values is so very hard to see – including within me! I persist against a stealth woke invasion that seeks to divides our nation. It didn’t begin yesterday. And it lies hidden within human’s if COS can be honest.
How can I know this? Listen to Morris Massey who created a video “You are who you were when“. A very long time ago I had my children watch this video.
He is an unusual teacher. Speaks at three times the normal rate in an hour video. He has hit the nail of the human journey to truth on the head!
Morris Massey Theory and Teaching:
Here is a link where it is possible to obtain / watch this video and others he created. Cost to view Video (year 100 plays = $425, week 30 plays $295)
Morris’s observation is the human person’s values are set during the period a child is roughly 9-11 years old. By the time a child is 11 years old they are wearing “Tinted Glasses – Values Unseen”! Then we become adults who look at the world through the eyes of an eleven year old and are unaware of it.
What does it take for a human to revisit their own values set? Morris Massey – values can only be reviewed if a significant emotional event takes place. An upset so significant it sends the person on a deep dive search into one’s own soul for the cause of the upset = values!
When are Values Set Again?
Between the ages of 9 and 11. The Schools dummy – the Schools, are operating mostly outside the influence of parents. Change children’s values at a young age. I still remember Bill Ayers. The effort to change young peoples values started while I was a still a young man. How many people have woken up to the reality a war has been underway in the class room for ages. Add to this mix, rapid deterioration of the family unit, parents who are either separated, divorced or so focused on a career no one is paying attention to the values American children are unconsciously choosing.
Significant Emotional Events are assured in the years to come. School Boards control this most critical thinking part of future generations.
I have been fired – I created a significant Emotional Event:
My way of describing values is they are like putting on a pair of tinted glasses through which one views the world and using that tint to judge what is normal and right.
This is such a powerful reality. In prison young men are mad as hell at their parents who were supposed to be teaching and disciplining them during the ages of 9-11. Parents who have been largely MIA during this critical period 9-11 and many for years after. This one flesh impact is largely ignored in 2021! Are we surprised we have such an upheaval in the whole world today? Are we surprised that even people who mostly agree still encounter a conflict of how they see the world? Should are we prepared for the future? It is going to get far worse before it begins to get better?
We should not be! But largely many modern America leaders especially political ones don’t seem to have a clue! Or worse maybe some do and they are using it against us.
The objective of the tempter is for man to take ownership of the tree.
Gosh I hope someone can follow me!
When I question or criticize a leader I am deemed a betrayer, not a team player, and get out of my lane – I own the lane. Am I surprised I have been fired / dismissed / removed from association with COS? No I am not! Is that how I want it? No it is not!
If some writes I am offended shouldn’t we conclude they were? Wouldn’t it be better if we understood somehow we tripped over a value. And is one a betrayer if they have questions?
At this point what options do I have? Write this Letter! I continue to take risks to open individual doors closed. Currently, I am powerless. I have no authority to cause anyone to listen. I can’t help or assist in fixing a problem when I am judged a betrayer! Just how does one open the door of one whose emotions that have been hooked and another has chosen to close the door.
Twice now, I have been successful at getting the door shut on me. I am on the outside – who cares?
Do COS Volunteer Leaders have the ability to accept criticism?
Not so much in my experience! Is there a role for someone like me COS? Perhaps not?
We are in the midst of a surge of new people signing the COS Petition and volunteering! Why??? What was the cause???? Can the reader be honest???? Was it COS Leadership????
Or was it the Significant Emotional Event the far left Democratic party folks created? Morris Massey nailed it!
If one can watch his video to the end, he provides the basic building block solution! Love which is largely misunderstood in our nation. Discipline is love!
Just how to discipline is the trick hidden from the view of most. Part of the answer is hidden in The principle of Three: Leadership roles need a balance of a minimum of 3 to balance human weakness if sufficient volunteers exist. Balance the hidden values and human natures tendency toward original sin we call power and control.
A 5 Thousand Year Leap for humanity:
An unusual group of humans from many nations were thrown together in a new land. This group of people had acquired an assortment of knowledge of history and governance few people in history had mastered. They were living in the midst of a significant emotional event. The essential necessary incentive to take the deep dive occurred which ultimately created a new form system of self governance.
Fast forward, they managed to articulate timeless principles upon which this nation’s foundation was set to serve it’s people. Humanity throughout history can not escape the history that took place in the beginning. The new form of government recognized this reality and created a system to balance human nature’s flaw.
Am I finished:
The current leaders for Georgia – are not open and are unable to listen to me! Their values have been hooked and only great maturity and wisdom can change that. I would encourage being cautious at this moment. At this time, I see no role in Georgia for me without the support of someone outside the three people working in Georgia. The reader is the first person with potential to discern what I have written and what future if any might exist for me.
Is this letter complete? Not at all! It’s just the best I can do at the moment. It’s intent is to open minds and create an awareness COS cannot operate as our current political system does, as political correctness and parties do, or as unaware humans do. A greater understanding of how self governance works within the human condition.
Can the reader look at the COS structure and recognize the flaws of the human condition do not have an adequate – balancing of corruption design? A method to balance human natures willingness to unconsciously drift into the command and control flaw sought and found.
It can be found in the process (never ending process) to build Team relationships of people with an emphasis on being open, aware, having ears to hear and aware of the original flaw. It is at great risk when individual people are unwilling and unable to listen and who seek to run the show! Stay in your lane can exclude the spirit of Team!
I am Guilty:
Now I am locked out of the Team! Who can I talk to? And just why should I persist?
The surge / the recent out pouring of interest in the Convention of States Project was not triggered by Convention of States Leadership – rather it was triggered by a Significant Emotional Event caused by those whose VALUES do not share in the spirit of Freedom and Liberty.
Please let that reality sink in! Thankfully, many volunteers had prepared the Convention of States Project beforehand to provide a channel that outpouring of energy and emotions could flow into a logical plan. Please tray and grasp – the driving force is emotions and energy. We must convert it to Logical Team Building!
Hidden Values Violated- Red Flag Missed:
I created an emotional upset for at least three people. How do I know? I trained one person, assigned them every role I had, and empowered them. Then one day they stopped communicating with me long before I created the most recent upset. We were in equal roles. A Team work concept was not the objective when people stop talking. That was a RED FLAG missed by my leaders. I understand the idea of empowering people. Turn them lose. But what at what expense to Team work and unity? It was replaced with stay in your lane. That’s just not a Team. Forgive me for my candor but that is just another victim of the original flaw.
All the people I worked with have talent and are dedicated. I have two objectives. To try and lay out the hard to see problem below the surface and try to minimize the harm to the people who have chosen to remove me. I have no doubts the Convention of States people I have encountered are dedicated, hard working people who seek to do the right thing.
A New Leader was thrown into the fray:
Yes a brand new leader was thrown into the fray! This created a significant emotional event for him as well – he stepped into the middle of a mess that needed to be addressed and he got his value system hooked as well.
I do not seek the removal of any of the people who are so upset with me? Every effort should be made to keep them engaged.
So why the heck am I writing this response? Well it is the only path to achieving unity of purpose. There is no short cut. This nation and the world are at War! We are in a spiritual War. It started in the very beginning and continues. It is buried in God’s design for human’s and vastly complicated by modern man sub coming to the temptation to take ownership of the tree. The spirit of God’s design is not easy to find in the first place. Unity gets trampled upon and an effort to understand God’ design referred to as one flesh tossed aside.
What a Mess! Summary of Observations:
The Convention of States Leadership I have dealt is very sensitive and easily offended. More subject to emotional reactions than logical ones. Candor from me is not encouraged.
If we, not sure I can include me, are going to address and succeed at restoring self governance, we can not behave or become like the people who oppose us. We can not encourage people who seek to rule. We must find the courage and wisdom to reach out beyond ourselves – yep – if you can’t talk to me – I am not the problem.
COS must be willing and able to take the steps necessary to follow through with creating a significant em0tional event for itself that will cause people to look in the mirror of truth. It is the necessary path to review one values and open to door to the possibility to conversion.
Convention of States needs a Mirror:
I imagine, I have may have stretched the reader far beyond their comfort level? Welcome to my world of entering a room full of HIV/AIDS people not knowing how it was spread, and entering a prison hearing the doors slam as you walk in. And in both cases listening for months the cries coming from deep within the souls of people searching for answers.
Yes America is searching for her soul! Who are we? Who have we become? Is there hope for us? Are we willing to take the necessary deep dive into generational value gaps largely created by ignorance and years of silence? So many people left the Georgia COS Team without speaking up! Now you have one unafraid to speak up and I have been dismissed!
At the moment I am a COS supporting dead man walking, locked out, yet still working / writing, and wondering if anyone cares or has ears?
Thank you to anyone who has taken the time to reading all the way to the end! Lastly forgive me the many trespass’s inherent in my human weakness and associated human flaws!
God Bless you! I hope somehow I may have helped you understand you too wear a pair of tinted glasses. Not sure at all the Convention of States Leadership can find a role for someone like me who is not afraid to question!!!
TC Meuninck – 770-295-5784.
America is an amazing nation that is tolerant, honors independence, free speak and self governance! It also understands justice requires action and amazingly again honors those placed in the gap between an honest protest and the stark dishonesty of rioters!
America Freedom’s dream! The right to protest yet balanced as it ceases when the rioting begins – the line has been stretched and broken! America is an amazing nation and the true villains and those opportunists who knowingly and unknowingly seek to destroy self governance will all be brought to justice!
Spiritual Warfare is Raging:
We are in a spiritual war and the understandings of the Declaration are being tested! Those principles will prevail – term limits will follow and the elected elite will be held accountable to the same laws and standard of the citizen! We are watching new media and political organizations who hi-jack words Americans support and are using them to overthrow self governance!
They will fail because patient, tolerant and loyal American people will address the injustice against the common good being displayed in the streets often by young people who have yet to discover who America is – an Amazing nation that serves as a light to the world – whose proof is clearly communicated in unspoken words by those who seek to come here to escape the very thing those who seek to overthrow our Republic are doing today!
America is an Amazing Nation that brings hope to a broken world!
No other Nation in history compares! We have a history and will overcome self destructive movements!
The Journey to Freedom – confronting Man’s Nature:
From Holy Week to Pentecost in Georgia and across the world. This is a great time to reflect upon the journey of a single man who clearly understood the difference between freedom and slavery. He knew well the nature of man to be tempted and willingly fall into the depths of corruption. He understood the stubbornness of the human heart and man’s willingness to cover, hide and protect corruption from being exposed to the light of day.
This single man knew full well the full cost of freedom and that human’s in every age and generation would be confronted and tested with this same truth . The unanswered question has from the beginning been the same. What will humans of this day do with the creative spirit within? Will they submit to untruth, resort to lies and cover themselves with sophisticated words of deception? Who among them will have the courage to choose to expose carefully selected deceptive words that conceal and hide the corruption hidden in layers of sweet sounding lies? A voice calls out from within – the truth will set you free!
Foundation of the American Dream:
This nation is facing the greatest crises in our history. For from within we are being challenged to define and defend the original values and principles upon which this nation was founded? Will we allow ourselves to be deceived or will we stand tall and begin to face the truth? So many claim to be a leader, yet so many choose to compromise the very founding principles and values that made this nation great and have turned to answers long ago rejected by our founders!
Freedom to Choose – A Path to Slavery through Corruption or Truth:
So what are we to do? Perhaps more to the point – What are you going to do? Submit and bow to the loudest voices, political correctness or muster the courage to examine the truth of who this nation was created to be in the beginning!
Are we, the modern day American, willing to embark upon the same journey our founding fathers traveled? Will we confront the enemy that lives within? Will we have the courage to pray again as they prayed or will we resort to butting heads and submit to some form of human god?
The Cost! Are We willing to Pay?
Our history is not hidden, it is paved with blood, tears, failures and the death of so many heroes willing to pay the greatest price so that we the people, the next generation can keep alive the eternal hope of freedom, liberty and the right to discover where happiness is hidden.
Will you Put on Some Old Shoes?
Who will join me on this new journey to rediscover and recapture the spirit, vision and the light handed to this nation for all the world to see – Hope lives in the hearts of a people willing to join the one whose breath passed over a people at odds and at each others throat until they sought the spirit concealed in the Declaration of Independence?
A Convention of States is the founding process that enabled this nation to make a leap of 5000 years where the self governed people were to be served by the government and government people longed to return home to be among the people. Hummm! That man I spoke about. He was a King but didn’t act like a earthly king, he wanted to help us find the way Home and was willing to pay the full price for all.
I have put on my traveling shoes to begin the journey to recapture the spirit that birthed this nation, will you join me?
The men of the Roman Empire conquered the world and ruled for over 200 years! What happened? The men got soft, starting living the good life, lots of food and all sorts of sex. Roman families stopped having children and imported aliens to serve them! The aliens realized the roman men were no longer strong men! The Roman men defeated themselves by being no longer willing to give themselves to the family and substituted family to be focused on filling their bellies and satisfying every sexual appetite! Ring any bells???
A faint sound ever so slight could only be heard with a special stethoscope. Yet this sound managed to escape into the consciousness of a whole people. This almost silent whisper sent rumblings that shook the foundations of the home of the prince of darkness. Beelzebub’s authority was shaken to the pits of hot ash. An alert throughout Hades was sounded as the minions hastily gathered to respond to the imminent crises.
How can this be? We can not allow it to stand! The audacious thought that people not only have the right but a sacred duty to confront malicious actions had found rebirth and must be quickly defeated and not allowed to stand.
The dust on the red alert phone flew as it was hastily picked up to dispatch a quick counter strike. From the foundational floor of shouel, hot ash immediately began to flow into the State of Georgia.
Yea, the Devil sent quick strike troops to Georgia steeped in the ancient art-form of illusion and imagery supporting a lofty non living golden idle worshiped and held in highest esteem. Down to Georgia went the father of lies via the express lane of the cyberspace express train lookin’ to prevent the loss of souls to fool and seal the gate of escape. Oh so serious was the sound of truth escaping the grasp of ignorance after years of being locked safely away from view. The Devil understood he was in a bind ’cause he was now way behind due to a double faux pas. The naked baby who escaped deaths reach comfortably laying on the table for all to see and the faintest sound of life threatened the powers of command and control. The discomfort was intense as the truth slipped through the fingers of death and could no longer be denied. The Devil’s grasp of authority over the tree of life and death was being questioned and worse being reclaimed by mere humans who acknowledge the a greater creator of life and truth.
The very best veteran storm troops were be summed to quickly repair the breach and seal a deal. Down to Georgia they came wrapped in illusion and armed with an ancient violin. Who would have expected from the pains of birthing babies a mother would stand in the breach. As she wrote on mere paper flames of truth leaped off the pages challenging the self appointed envious and jealous worshipers and exposing death that was hidden behind the golden Art Form idol.
Amazingly, a mother picked up a violin for the very first time. How did she master the rallying sound of truth set free as streams of fire were freed to singe and consume the fuel of the Devils empty illusions. In the Rockets red glare was reveled the image of the golden idol has always been dead and no hope for new life would be found there, but only chains and anchors attached to Gehenna.
Yes, we hold these truths to be self evident – cried out from the strings of the violin mimicking the sound of a heartbeat of a people searching to rediscover truth created in their soul while still being formed in thier mothers womb. Neither the devil, hollow self centered actors nor elected officials lusting for power are the masters of the truth or have power over the souls of a people birthed in a nation founded on freedom, liberty and life more abundant.
It’s has begun, the great awakening of who this nation was founded to be is being rediscovered and reasserted. Moms, dads, children, blacks, whites, immigrants, old, young and strangers are standing up to reclaim the founding principles and values. Article V of the Constitution the mother of the Convention of States a process designed to affirm the right and the duty of the people and the States to assert self governance and remove the chairs and anchors of those who seek to enslave and rule.
How about you? I am gonna follow mom, my long forgotten hero!
I have been visiting a State prison for ten years now. Anything I bring in I am required to carry in a clear plastic see through bag. I am searched at the guard gate. I can only carry in my ID, car key and clear bag which is also run through a scanner along with my shoes, belt and glasses. Then I must walk through a scanner, pull out my front and back pockets and pull up my pant legs. Only then can I put myself back together again. Even with all this – bad stuff happens in the prison. It is not uncommon for the prison to be in lock down and I would not be allowed in. If lock down happens while I am there I will not be allowed to leave.
Do we really want to model our schools after a prison? Do we still have the ability and courage to ask the deeper questions about the failure of those in authority whose primary task it is to protect and teach how to navigate the real world of emotions, feelings and balance them with the courage of wisdom willing to search for the cause of the human breakdown and failure so our children may come to understand the lessons taught by Cain and Abel?
Emotions run high in a prison and they are running high in our land! I wonder what we are teaching our children? Emotions are a gift and serve a vital purpose -> send us on a search for wisdom and understanding!
We have an awful lot of unanswered questions about leadership failures of adults in authority! How can a gun law work – when responsible adults knowingly do not report serious problems, if known could have prevented the problem in the first place. And why do we refuse to allow well trained brave people willing to sacrifice themselves defend themselves? When will we ask these questions with equal intensity?
I wonder if modern man has the capacity to use the gift of logic and wisdom or has our modern world of reality TV world of instant gratification and answers over ridden our capacity to search the depths of our soul?
I wonder if we are being manipulated by those who support an agenda to make a “Change we can believe in” without clearly defining the “Change”. Are we going to let our emotions trap us in a prison?
I am a Father and a Grand Father. It is my God given duty and responsibility to protect and defend my children. Our founding Fathers were wise men who understood the lessons of Cain and Abel.
I am proud of this Nation! The first in history to stand up and fight for Freedoms, Liberty and the ability of it’s people to discover who God created them to be (the place happiness is found). All of this in spite of human nature’s weakness to seek self gratification above the common good! Being United always requires a fight to protect the dignity of human beings, holding the right to life sacred while holding firm to God given values and truth’s constantly under attack from the spirit who seeks to divide. Happy 4th of July! Pray with me that the founding treasures of wisdom that by God’s design were used to form this Nation and must be discovered anew by every generation so the American Dream remains alive in the hearts of we the people! God Bless America!
Got an unexpected text from an inmate who has been working out of the govenors mansion for the last three years. I helped him become Catholic about 5 or 6 years ago. After he was baptized he asked me why his cell mate began to criticize his every move. I told him when one begins to follow Jesus magic happens and they turn into a mirror. Folks look into that magic mirror and they don’t like what they see. It can take awhile before they realize their unhappiness lives inside and not in the one who serves as the mirror!
Long journey for this man. Brought up in a family involved in crime. That’s just the way it was.
Good good good news can take a long time and the cost often comes at a price of folks trying to drag one down in the mud. It’s I gotta drag you down to act bad like you used to so I don’t Feel bad about being bad!
Envey and jealousy can cause some folks to tear another person to schreds.
A lifer has plenty of experience listening to that negative voice. When the truth finally sets one free it is time to celebrate and pray the chains of sin will be cast into the never ending fire.
Me – I am gonna plan on attending Mass with this man and his God Father when the Day of Liberation opens the gates of prison and we can walk in the light of freedom!
2nd Sunday of Lent February 28, 2010
Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson go camping. They pitch their tent under the stars. During the night, Holmes wakes his companion and says: “Watson, look up at the stars, and tell me what you deduce.” Watson says: “I see millions of stars. Wow If only even a few of those have planets, it’s quite likely there are some like Earth, and there might also be life there as well.” Holmes replies: “Watson, you idiot. Somebody stole our tent …”
Let’s see what we can deduce from our scriptures today that will help us explore who we are and what we should be about! Then we can answer the question; are we a Sherlock Homes or Dr. Watson?
Upon this rock I will build my church. Peter wakes up from a deep sleep. He must have rubbed his eyes in disbelief. Before him stands the Lord in dazzling white with Moses and Elijah – Ghosts stand before him. Peter, just awakening is unable to digest the fullness of the moment, being true to his nature, pipes in saying, let us pitch 3 tents. As Peter is speaking a cloud comes over them, they became frightened and a voice spoke out from the cloud. “This is my beloved son, listen to him.”
So what is the message for us this day? Did anyone notice what Moses, Elijah and Jesus were talking about? They were speaking of Jesus Exodus in Jerusalem. What does this mean? They had something very much in common, an exodus story. Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt. Elijah delivered a message of covenant curse to Ahab the King: a drought would afflict the land (1 Ki 17:1). Oh Ahab wasn’t happy with Elijah and called for his head. The Lord told Elijah to “go hide” east of the Jordan (17:3). Moses and Elijah both made flights into the wilderness wanderings for the purpose of leading Israel back into a covenant relation with the Lord.
Ah ha! Ah ha! Oh Sherlock and Dr. Watson – someone has stolen our tent!
I don’t think you got it yet!
Peter wanted to pitch 3 tents in this safe and sacred place but he did not know what he was saying! In other words the Lord Jesus Christ is not calling us to stay put and camp out! That is not the purpose for which God is calling us! – ya can’t stay where your at – like Moses, Elijah and Jesus we all have an exodus journey call and need to move on. We can’t stay where we are at! It’s time to move on!
Let’s start over; we can’t leave Dr. Watson behind. The Genesis story today is the bedrock story, upon which stands, not only Abraham’s faith but yours and mine as well.
God commanded Abraham to leave his home in Ur of the Chaldeans and go to a land I will show you. God promises the land to Abraham.
Speaking for myself, for much of my life I went into a deep slumber. From time to time I would awaken to ah ha moments and like Peter I would respond recognizing, man it is good to be alive in those moments. If only I could stay here and I would pitch a tent! Are you with me?
Like Peter, we want to stay in our ah hah moments – the symbol of the tents. Stay in that safe moment and cover our ears. For when the cloud comes and casts a shadow over us we are unable to respond to the words, the Lord our God speaks. This is my beloved Son listen to Him.
Jesus exodus story – He went before us. He suffered for us. He plowed the path way for us. He calls us to follow where he went.
When the sun had set, a deep terrifying darkness enveloped Abraham. There appeared a smoking brazier and a flaming torch which passed between the split pieces of animal offerings. It was on this occasion that the Lord made a covenant with Abraham. Normally both parties would pass through between the animals, but here only God passes through showing his willingness to suffer for us. Abraham makes no promises, but simply believes in God’s promises.
When we finally get the picture and move on, God is with us. We do not walk alone! In the year 2010, the evil one has stolen our Christian tent of faith. The mother figure, the father figure, the church, Christianity, marriage, the family, the right to life, what it right and wrong have all been under attach, under mined and stolen by a great big lie!
Every possible issue is in a crisis today except any of the above! Are we asleep? Every crisis we have today is caused by a lack of the practice of our Christian faith. If we are to remain a free people, we must embrace and embark upon an exodus journey and lead this nation back into a covenant relationship with the Lord.