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A warning for 2010

Friends and observers of Chain the Beast
This is worth listening to:

Gerald Celente gives a warning.

James Beller

February 7, 2010   1 Comment

Iowa Baptists for Biblical Values

I will be speaking today (Jan. 19) in Des Moines, IA at a meeting of the Iowa Baptists for Biblical Values. Will talk about American constitutional principles at “Connxions” 3901 121 Street in the early afternoon. Pray for us if you think about it.

January 19, 2010   Comments Off

Alex Stephan on The Sacrifice for Liberty

Last month (November 11, 2009) our church, the Arnold Baptist Tabernacle hosted its annual Veterans Day celebration. We had a traditional roast beef dinner, desserts, a patriotic program and a speech given by Paul Curtman, candidate for state senate.
One of our young men, Alex Stephan 15 yrs, wrote and read an essay. His work I am posting here for your enjoyment. –Pastor Beller

Veterans Day Tribute, 2009
By Alex Stephan
The Founding Fathers of this nation were aware that signing a declaration of independence from Great Britain would be considered treason against the crown, punishable by death, but privately John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin began the fight for independence in the Continental Congress. By June of 1776 those three men had gained enough support in Congress, to call for a month long recess, to allow the delegates to return to their state conventions to attain that state’s acceptance or rejection of independence. When they reconvened in July 1776 the Congress ratified the Declaration of Independence by a vote of 12 to 0 in favor with 1 abstain; giving America a birth of freedom, and liberty; that liberty, that freedom, then had to be purchased by the blood, sweat, and tears of the soldiers of the Continental Army. During that eight year war 25,000 Americans died to purchase our liberty, and freedom. That was the price to end Great Britain’s tyrannical grip over America; that was the price of freedom.
The United States found itself in a second war with Great Britain, again because of the unlawful boarding and impressments the British Royal Navy was forcing on the American navy, and one remarkable day in 1815, in that war, the British Navy sailed into Baltimore Harbor with the intent to take Fort McHenry and demoralize America, but the Star Spangled Banner remained waving above Fort McHenry stating we would not bow to tyranny. Francis Scott Key, viewing this from a British naval vessel, received the inspiration to write the following words:

“O! Say can you see by the dawn’s early light,

What so proudly we hailed at the twilights last gleaming?

Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro’ the perilous fight,

O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?

And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,

Gave proof thro’ the night our flag was still there;

O! Say does that star spangled banner yet wave

O’er the land of the free, and the home of the brave!”

The Civil War, begun on April 12, 1861, lasted four year. During this war over six hundred thousand American servicemen died- that is more than all the other American casualties of war combined; however the United States of America survived this war, showing, in the words of Lincoln,” A nation so conceived, can long endure.” The effects of this war were far reaching with, three percent of the population of the American states injured; 8 percent of white men between the ages of 13 and 43 dead, and reconstruction was imposed on the southern states, along with martial law followed with economic collapse.

On the date of April 6, 1917 the United States declared war on the Central Powers due to public outcry after the sinking of the Lusitania, and the sending of the Zimmerman Note. The War had already cost nearly ten million lives globally 6.8 million of them being civilian lives, and fifty- six thousand additional American lives were lost during World War I. America’s involvement undoubtedly ended the war much more quickly than it would have and saved millions more from dying; however, the Treaty of Versailles probably sped the coming of World War II.

On the Sunday morning of December 7, 1941, there was a surprise attack from the Japanese Imperial Navy, the results of which was devastating. Four battleships and 2 destroyers were sunk; 188 aircraft were destroyed; 5 more battleships, 3 cruisers, another destroyer, and 155 aircraft were damaged, 2,402 people died along with 1,282 injured. So began America’s involvement in World War II. Pearl Harbor, D- Day, Guadalcanal, Monte Casino, Battle of the Bulge, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa, are just some of the names of battles fought by Americans to defend our freedom, and the lives of people around the world. Why did America fight in World War Two? It was because the freedoms of Americans were in jeopardy, and you took up the cost to defend it.

With the defeat of the Axis Powers came the rise of Communism and the beginning of the Cold War. The first of these wars was the Korean War. On June 25, 1950 North Korea invaded the Republic of South Korea, causing the United States, and the UN to take action against those invaders. With the cunning of General MacArthur the United States repelled the aggressors to the Far Northern parts of the Korean Peninsula. The Chinese and Soviets then involved themselves, pushing the free forces back into South Korea. Slowly the free forces regained the country and held the Communists at the 38 parallel. The South Koreans now live with freedoms unimaginable to the repressed peoples to the North because of the sacrifice you were willing to make for the people of South Korea.

America’s youth was in open rebellion, the political system was in turmoil, and America was again at war. South Vietnam was being threatened by the Viet Cong, and you answered the call once more. Your bravery and your resolve showed the world America was strong and not afraid of the Communist threat. Your sacrifice showed your devotion and bravery and America owes you her gratitude.

We awoke on September 11, 2001 as a country in peace and prosperity, but we went to bed a different nation. We were a nation that had just observed the most devastating attack on America in its history; we witnessed American commercial airliners- being high jacked by terrorists- fly into two of our office towers that were filled with innocent civilians. We watched in horror as a 757 crashed into the Pentagon. We watched as at the least 200 people threw themselves out of windows in excess of 1000 feet to keep themselves from being incinerated alive. We watched in terror as 2,976 innocent lives were taken and more than 6,000 people were injured, because of the extremist will of radical Islamic terrorists. Those events, still so lodged in our memory, prompted the world to war, that has cost this country such a great price. This is a war being fought so America and many other countries can be free.

What is this freedom that we cherish so dearly? What is this freedom why you sacrificed so much to protect? It is the freedom to worship God as your conscience dictates, it is the freedom of speech, the freedom to peaceably assemble and petition the government, it is the freedom to bear arms, it is the freedom to let your voice be heard, it is the freedom of your vote. This is your freedom. Because “We hold these truths to be self- evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.—That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their powers from the consent of the governed,–That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

“We the People” have so long lived under these rights and liberties because of your sacrifice and resolve for the freedoms of all Americans. It was because of you we can meet here tonight– which this freedom, to assemble in such manner, is illegal in more than 50 countries around the world. It is because of you I can stand here tonight and say thank you for all that you have done for us. On behalf of a most grateful nation we thank you for your sacrifices for our freedom that we hold so dearly.–Alex Stephan

December 6, 2009   Comments Off

Cap and Trade Not just Tax, but Liberty Issues

I saw the article below this week. Your house is going to be inspected by agents of the federal government under “Cap and Trade.” It does not appear the Congress is listening to any Constitutional ideas. The Bailout, the Stimulus, Hate Crimes, Cap and Trade and the up coming Copenhagen Treaty are all violating our compact. Take note of those Reps and Senators who vote against liberty and throw them out. j.beller

(Go to http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h111-2454 and look at sections 204 and 304)
the article
Cap and Trade: A License Required for your Home
Frank M. Carrio, CMI
ESOP Committee Member

Thursday, Nov 19th, 2009
We encourage you to read the provisions of the Cap and Trade Bill that has passed the House of Representatives and being considered by the Senate. We are ready to join the next march on Washington!
This Congress and whoever on their staffs that write this junk are truly out to destroy the middle class of the USA….
A License Required for your house
Thinking about selling your house – A look at H.R. 2454 (Cap and trade bill) This is unbelievable!

Only the beginning from this administration! Home owners take note & tell your friends and relatives who are home owners!
Beginning 1 year after enactment of the Cap and Trade Act, you won’t be able to sell your home unless you retrofit it to comply with the energy and water efficiency standards of this Act. H.R. 2454, the “Cap & Trade” bill passed by the House of Representatives, if also passed by the Senate, will be the largest tax increase any of us has ever experienced.
The Congressional Budget Office (supposedly non-partisan) estimates that in just a few years the average cost to every family of four will be $6,800 per year.
No one is excluded.
However, once the lower classes feel the pinch in their wallets, you can be sure these voters get a tax refund (even if they pay no taxes at all) to offset this new cost. Thus, you Mr. and Mrs. Middle Class America will have to pay even more since additional tax dollars will be needed to bail out everyone else.
But wait. This awful bill (that no one in Congress has actually read) has many more surprises in it. Probably the worst one is this:
A year from now you won’t be able to sell your house. Yes, you read that right.
The caveat is (there always is a caveat) that if you have enough money to make required major upgrades to your home, then you can sell it. But, if not, then forget it. Even pre-fabricated homes (”mobile homes”) are included.
In effect, this bill prevents you from selling your home without the permission of the EPA administrator.
To get this permission, you will have to have the energy efficiency of your home measured.
Then the government will tell you what your new energy efficiency requirement is and you will be forced to make modifications to your home under the retrofit provisions of this Act to comply with the new energy and water efficiency requirements.
Then you will have to get your home measured again and get a license (called a “label” in the Act) that must be posted on your property to show what your efficiency rating is; sort of like the Energy Star efficiency rating label on your refrigerator or air conditioner.
If you don’t get a high enough rating, you can’t sell. And, the EPA administrator is authorized to raise the standards every year, even above the automatic energy efficiency increases built into the Act.
The EPA administrator, appointed by the President, will run the Cap & Trade program (AKA the “American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009″) and is authorized to make any future changes to the regulations and standards he alone determines to be in the government’s best interest. Requirements are set low initial y so the bill will pass Congress; then the Administrator can set much tougher new standards every year.
The Act itself contains annual required increases in energy efficiency for private and commercial residences and buildings.
However, the EPA administrator can set higher standards at any time.
Sect. 202:
Building Retrofit Program mandates a national retrofit program to increase the energy efficiency of all existing homes across America .
Beginning 1 year after enactment of the Act, you won’t be able to sell your home unless you retrofit it to comply with the energy and water efficiency standards of this Act.
You had better sell soon, because the standards will be raised each year and will be really hard (i.e., ex$pen$ive) to meet in a few years. Oh, goody! The Act allows the government to give you a grant of several thousand dollars to comply with the retrofit program requirements if you meet certain energy efficiency levels. But, wait, the State can set additional requirements on who qualifies to receive the grants.
You should expect requirements such as “can’t have an income of more than $50K per year”, “home selling price can’t be more than $125K”, or anything else to target the upper middle class (and that’s YOU) and prevent them from qualifying for the grants.
Most of us won’t get a dime and will have to pay the entire cost of the retrofit out of our own pockets. More transfer of wealth, more “change you can believe in.”
Sect. 204:
Building Energy Performance Labeling Program establishes a labeling program that for each individual residence will identify the achieved energy efficiency performance for “at least 90 percent of the residential market within 5 years after the date of the enactment of this Act.”
This means that within 5 years 90% of all residential homes in the U.S. must be measured and labeled. The EPA administrator will get $50M each year to enforce the labeling program. The Secretary of the Department of Energy will get an additional $20M each year to help enforce the labeling program. Some of this money will, of course, be spent on coming up with tougher standards each year.
Oh, the label will be like a license for your car. You will be required to post the label in a conspicuous location in your home and will not be allowed to sell your home without having this label.
And, just like your car license, you will probably be required to get a new label every so often – maybe every year.
But, the government estimates the cost of measuring the energy efficiency of your home should only cost about $200 each time.
Remember what they said about the auto smog inspections when they first started: that in California it would only cost $15. That was when the program started. Now the cost is about $50 for the inspection and certificate; a 333% increase. Expect the same from the home labeling program.
Sect. 304:
Greater Energy Efficiency in Building Codes establishes new energy efficiency guidelines for the National Building Code and mandates at 304(d), Application of National Code to State and Local Jurisdictions, that 1 year after enactment of this Act, all state and local jurisdictions must adopt the National Building Code energy efficiency provisions or must obtain a certification from the federal government that their state and/or local codes have been brought into full compliance with the National Building Code energy efficiency standards.

November 20, 2009   Comments Off

Thoughts are NOW CRIMES–while we slept

from the “Gay” Press

October 23, 2009
Hate crime bill passes House; Obama will sign

by Eric Resnick

Washington, D.C.–The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act on October 8 as part of the authorization that funds the Department of Defense for 2010.

Once the Senate votes for concurrence, the measure will be on its way to the desk of President Obama, who has pledged to sign it.

With his signature, the measure would become only the second significant pro-LGBT federal law to be enacted. The first was 19 years ago: the Hate Crime Statistics Act, directing the FBI to collect information on anti-gay crimes.

The Senate voted in July to attach the Shepard act to the budget which funds war efforts, as it is considered to be a “must pass” bill.
This is a tactic the late Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy, the bill’s first sponsor in 1997, began doing during the Bush Administration. Back then, Republicans in both chambers blocked it as a stand alone bill.

Since, the hate crime bill has passed the House or Senate five times, but it was always removed in conference committee between the chambers.

This time it will stay in.

The bill gives the Justice Department the authority to investigate and prosecute bias-motivated violent crime where the victim has been selected due to actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

These will be added to race, religion, color, national origin and gender, which are already covered by the existing federal hate crime law.

The change allows hate crime against LGBT people to be prosecuted federally in states like Ohio where no state protection exists.

It also makes money available to state and local governments to combat hate crime committed by juveniles, train law enforcement officers on the characteristics of hate crime, and keep better records of its occurrence.

The House vote also changed the name of the law to “The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act,” honoring the memory of another victim of hate violence–in the same year as Matthew Shepard–an African-American man who was dragged to death in Jasper, Texas.

The House also removed a provision allowing the death penalty to be applied.

The strategy of attaching such bills to “must pass” legislation shifts the political dynamics of passing them.

The House vote of 281 to 146, was for the whole appropriation, not on the merit of hate crime legislation.

We are so far behind in making people understand liberty, we may never catch up. Violent crime is already punishable. Thoughts and opinions should never be considered crimes. This is an assault on the conscience. Tell your Senators, reps, law enforcement: the conscience of man is not to be legislated. If a man brings offense by his mouth, it is a sin and not a crime and God alone punishes this.
Watch now, as the next step will be to pass the cyberbullying bill which will DIRECTLY MAKE IT A CRIME TO GIVE SINFUL OPINION. wHO WILL DECIDE WHAT IS SIN?! NOT YOU. Good luck patriots as you obey God rather than man.

Here is Jim Demints opposition to the bill”

October 24, 2009   2 Comments

Keep the Copenhagen Treaty on the Front Burner!

Here is a link to the actual treaty. A PDF file.


James Beller

October 20, 2009   Comments Off

THIS HAS TO GO VIRAL–Christopher Monckton on Climate treaty

Speech given by Lord Christopher Monckton at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. October 16, 2009

October 19, 2009   1 Comment

Chain the Beast Program October 11, 2009


Oct 11, 2009 on chainthe beast: Pittsburgh tyranny, Govt. checkpoints, Sound money…etc.

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October 11, 2009   2 Comments

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Tonight: Washington Tea Parties, Public Enemy #2, Olberman Ric Flair vs. Beck Ricky Morton Texas death match… Life Liberty and Property, Claire McCaskill’s moment of truth…etc.
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September 20, 2009   Comments Off

The Foundations of American Government Part 3–The Source of American Law: The Second Table

You ever wonder why the right wing keeps losing the argument over the Ten Commandments?

The struggle for liberty in America was first a struggle for the rights of conscience, it was a battle over what was known as the “First and Second Table of the Law.”

In the early 1630’s Roger Williams, the minister of the Gospel at the First Congregational Church in Boston, Massachusetts was fired from his position and banished from Massachusetts Bay. His crime? Williams held “various diverse and dangerous OPINIONS.” Williams escaped to Rhode Island where he and the dissenter Baptist physician and pastor, John Clarke, founded the first government in the world that guaranteed the liberty of conscience. No laws were allowed to punish thought, opinion or belief.
Williams, in his dispute with the Puritans argued correctly that civil authority had no right to criminalize the conscience. His argument is made crystal clear by understanding the early colonial view of the Ten Commandments.

In discussing civil law, the early Puritans and Separatists divided the Ten Commandments into two tables. The “First Table,” (the first five commandments) had to do with man’s relationship with God. The “Second Table” (the remaining five commandments) governed man’s relationship with his fellow man. The Puritans and the established denominational church of the day maintained that both First and Second Tables were to govern society and be enforced by civil government.

The dissenters argued correctly that if forced to worship according to the principles of the established church, they would be made to violate their own consciences. The little known facts are that Baptists, Quakers and other dissenters were duty bound to disobey laws that violated their consciences and were made to suffer the consequences. Roger Williams was the first American to tell a tyrannical government (in this case, the Massachusetts church-state government) that to thrust the “First Table” upon all of civil society was fundamentally wrong. The true meaning of “Separation of Church and State” is made clear by understanding the “First and Second Table” controversy.

All of this means that it is incorrect to say that America’s laws are based upon the Ten Commandments. This is only half correct. America’s laws are based upon only the “Second Table of the Law,” the part that deals with man’s relationship with man. The “Second Table” is all about life, liberty and property. The founders and framers were very keen on life, liberty and property. We should be, too.

We all better take a second look at the “Second Table.” We need an understanding of this before “Hate Crimes” take us into tyranny. Our cry should be: “Hands off our Consciences, and Protect our Lives, Liberty and Property.”

September 16, 2009   1 Comment