Let’s Try Helping Melissa Rather then ‘Blaming Melissa’

CBS recently aired a show on ’48 Hours’ entitled “Blaming Melissa”.  After  watching the entire show, I had trouble falling asleep, and I frequently watch shows of this type. Many times I wonder if the jury could have made a mistake,  but rarely am I so disturbed by a conviction  that I  feel an  injustice has  been done and that Americans watching should speak out or speak up on behalf of the defendant.

Melissa Calusinski is described as a little slow verbally. She was accused and convicted of causing the death of an sixteen month old child in the day-care where she worked.  Her story recently aired on CBS’s, ’48 Hours’. There her entire story is told and during the show, we are given the chance to watch her being interrogated, something the jury did not get to see in its entirety.  The interrogation was truly unbelievable. Melissa said 79 times that she did nothing to harm young Ben Kingan, however, after being verbally battered for hours she began to say that she needed to go home to feed her puppy.  She was told that if she would co-operate,  they  could  all  “move on.” She told them she was trying “to help them.” Those who were interrogating her put words in her mouth and she eventually ‘confessed.’

Everything I saw and everything about this case seems to indicate that an injustice has been done.  With the evidence brought to light by the new coroner’s report that completely exonerates her, a new trial has been requested for Melissa.

Just recently her most recent appeal for a new trial was denied. The ‘powers that be’ are content to live with the injustice. Melissa needs the help of the American people.

If you would like to write a letter on her behalf, the only person I could find to contact is Lake County State’s Attorney Mike Nerheim at this address:


Will you please check this out and let’s attempt to help Melissa get a new trial.


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A Great Light

Rick Larson discovered just how precise the words of the prophet Isaiah are. God spoke through Isaiah and said:

I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, 10 declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose,’ 11 calling a bird of prey from the east, the man of my counsel from a far country. I have spoken, and I will bring it to pass; I have purposed, and I will do it. Isaiah 46:9-11

God planned the end from the beginning. This Great Light, Isaiah 9:2,  that those in darkness would see, was ordained when the stars were created and flung into space, as was the star that led the wise men to find Jesus. The timing was ordained in the beginning.


See also:

The Star of Bethlehem

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God’s Gift to us

God tells us in His word in Psalm 107:2  that those who have been redeemed by the LORD should say so. Not that we have anything we have accomplished about which we should brag, but because of the great gift of grace and love that has been bestowed upon us by a loving Father,  through his Son and with the in-dwelling of his Holy Spirit.

Isaiah the prophet, wrote that if we repent we will be redeemed by righteousness. Isaiah 1:27.

Righteousness is always ascribed to us, if indeed we are considered righteous, by our Creator God. Job 36:3, Psalm 4:1. It is from Him that we receive any righteousness at all, Psalm 24:5, as we first saw with Abraham, Genesis 15:6. Under the New Covenant, this righteousness is obtained in only one way – the way of Christ

Paul described the righteousness obtained through Christ:

The Righteousness of God Through Faith

21 But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— 22 the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in His divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. 26 It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

27 Then what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By a law of works? No, but by the law of faith. 28 For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law. 29 Or is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles also? Yes, of Gentiles also, 30 since God is one—who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith. 31 Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law.

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Isaiah painted a beautiful picture of this “Way” in Isaiah 35.

And a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the Way of Holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it. It shall belong to those who walk on the way;even if they are fools, they shall not go astray.

No lion shall be there, nor shall any ravenous beast come up on it;they shall not be found there, but the redeemed shall walk there.

And the ransomed of the LORD shall return and come to Zion with singing;
everlasting joy shall be upon their heads;
they shall obtain gladness and joy,and sorrow and sighing shall flee away. Isaiah 35:8-10

What must our response be to all of this?

Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bond-servant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

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American citizens subjected to unwarranted searches due to Administrative Agencies replacing Constitutional Law.

Are you protected from illegal search and seizure of property under the fourth amendment to the Constitution?

Our forefathers attempted to ensure that citizens of the United States of America would never be subjected to illegal searches or have agents come into places of business to search the premises without a warrant. For many years, the Constitution, under the fourth amendment,  guaranteed that we were protected from illegal searches and seizures such as the one described by The Agenda.

Unfortunately, this ‘right’ of every citizen was first threatened under the presidency of Woodrow Wilson who did not believe that private citizens were trained and could cope with the challenges of society. He preferred “administrative” law rather than “constitutional” law.

With the help of progressive presidents such as Franklin D. Roosevelt and others, our country has moved closer and closer to this reality until today raids such as the one in Orange County, FL that was felt by Brian Berry who owns Strictly Skillz Barber Shop are not uncommon.

The State Regulating Agency of the State of FL were the culprits who went into the shop and handcuffed the workers and searched the premises without a warrant. They were, under the agencies administrative rules and regulations, within their rights. This is what “administrative agencies” do. They usurp the constitutional rights of citizens – they have legislative (rule making), executive (authority to act), and judicial (judges who hear complaints) authority. Citizens may not take their grievances to an independent judge until they have exhausted the authority of the agencies judicial powers. By this time, many will have become, well exhausted.

In theory, even government Administrative Agencies are restrained by the Fourth Amendment.

The Fourth Amendment protects people from unreasonable searches and seizures.  The Fourth Amendment provides that no warrant can be issued if there is no probable cause to conduct search or seizure.  Administrative inspections are also protected by the Fourth Amendment.

 However,  administrative agency searches do not  strictly adhere to the Fourth Amendment and the requirement of probable cause.  Simply put, if a governmental interest is at stake, then that is a sufficient finding of probable cause for an administrative search.

As agencies expand in size and number, more instances of search and seizure without warrants occur as emergencies and probable cause are loosely defined:

In certain situations a warrant is not required for search and seizure by administrative agencies.  In these situations, obtaining a warrant may not be reasonable. Such situations include:

  • emergencies [iii]
  • pervasively regulated activities [iv]
  • consent searches
  • searches of open fields
  • searches accompanying administrative investigations

If you would like to learn more about Constitutional Government and how it can be protected, one place that on-line courses are offered free is Hillsdale College. Donations are appreciated and accepted, but Hillsdale accepts no federal monies and are therefore able to teach without federal restrictions.

Posted in Conservatism, Constitutional Rights, Education, Fourth Amendment Rights, Freedom, government control over daily life, Office of the Presidency, Our World Today, Politics

Is Obama really considering sanctions against Israel?

Adam Kredo has written a post in “The Washington Free Beacon” stating that Barack Obama is considering imposing sanctions against Israel for construction of Jewish homes in Jerusalem.Kredo cited his source as the Jewish news agency Ha’aretzHe reports that Congress has demanded an explanation from the White House.  Israel has long been an ally of the USA and nations should not impose sanctions on allies! But has anyone told this to Obama? Does he even want Israel as an ally?

Fox News picked up the story, and they have this same source. Every report gives basically the same information:

State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf dodged several questions on Thursday when confronted with reports that the administration had held secret internal meetings to discuss taking action against Israel for its ongoing building in East Jerusalem.

The classified meetings were reportedly held several weeks ago and included officials from both the State Department and White House, according to the Israeli daily Ha’aretz, which first reported on the meetings.

The question I think we should examine is this; “Does Israel have the right to build homes in East Jerusalem?” The answer goes back to Biblical times and will be answered differently depending upon how a person views Israel as a nation and whether or not one accepts that the Jews have a God-given right to this land.

I, for one, believe the Bible.

For behold, the days are coming,’ says the Lord, ‘that I will bring back from captivity My people Israel and Judah,’ says the Lord. ‘And I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.’” (Jeremiah 30:3)

The first week in November, 2014, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered plans for some 600 housing units for Ramat Shlomo and another 400 for Har Homa, another East Jerusalem neighborhood, to be move forward. Unfortunately, Barack Obama doesn’t seem to agree with past presidents that Israel has a right to settle all of Jerusalem:

Netanyahu, whose relations with U.S. President Barack Obama have long been strained, also drew criticism from the White House earlier this month after some two dozen Jewish families moved into homes purchased in an Arab neighborhood of East Jerusalem where about 500 settlers already live.

What remains to be seen is how far Barack Obama will go in opposing Israel and will the citizens of the USA support him in this?

Remember that God has spoken to the Jewish people:

Therefore say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “I will gather you from the peoples, assemble you from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.”’ …  (Ezekiel 11:17)

Will our nation risk opposing God?

Acts 5:39…but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them. You might even be found opposing God!”

Please take time to visit JERUSALEM WATCHMAN.

The Most High God has sent a Redeemer and there will come a time when those in Zion will recognize Him. He does intend Jerusalem to be inhabited by the Jews and the Jews will some day recognize Jesus Christ, the Messiah.  Read Isaiah 62.

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Wolf Blitzer and Eric Wemple misunderstand Ben Carson – ?

The Washington Post printed an article quoting Ben Carson speaking to Wolf Blitzer. In the interview, Dr. Carson made this remark:

“America is very much like Nazi Germany.”

Eric Wemple then wrote about Dr. Carson in his blog. In my opinion, neither did an adequate job explaining what the Doctor said.

It is actually pretty obvious that both post were poorly disguised efforts to discredit this famous surgeon turned statesman-politician. Dr. Carson was not saying our country has slaughtered anyone. He was saying that we now have a climate that fosters fear in the hearts and minds of citizens.

Dr. Carson said he stands by his remark because what he actually said was that in Nazi Germany, when the government began to spy on citizens, citizens stopped speaking out because of fear. There are many examples that support Dr. Carson’s statement.

One example of how our government has wielded its political power against citizens with the intention of silencing criticism against the government is by having citizens investigated by the IRS if the group is conservative.

Other examples are fear of being called racists, homophobes, or being charged with hate crimes if a person dares speak out against policies of a person of color or a person who is gay or in a minority group.

The 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, approved by the Senate recently, will allow the military to detain without a trial any American citizen accused of being a terrorist. There are some who call conservative Christians, terrorists.

Drones and GPS tracking threaten privacy of all citizens.

Government agencies now have the authority of government. They can make rules, enforce them and adjudicate as well.  A person is required to go through the steps set up within the agency before being heard by a regular judge in our judicial system.

What Dr. Carson was saying is quite simple, quite clear, and completely right. We are like Nazi Germany in that citizens are afraid to speak out in America today because we fear retribution when we do so.

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Giving of Thanks…Ephesians 5:4

Originally posted on Jlue's Weblog:

Perhaps Thanksgiving is the least controversial holiday we share in the USA. It is important to be thankful and to share with others. Almost everyone agrees.History.comtells us that:

In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two

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centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War,that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.

During one of the most troubled and painful periods of our nations history, we began to give thanks as a nation.

This year, we are once again very troubled. Giving of thanks and sharing seems to be one of the best ways to for us to forget our troubles and focus…

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