EXPOSING LEGALIZED PERSECUTION – THE MARTYRDOM OF DAVID DALEIDEN – Part II

by James A. Wilson

November 15, 2019 marks the day a jury found David Daleiden of the Centers for Medical Progress guilty of criminal trespass when he and colleague Sandra Merritt entered Planned Parenthood events as invited guests and made undercover videos exposing the harvesting of baby body parts for sale. The release of these videos triggered investigations of the abortion giant all over the country and has significantly cut into its funding – where judges have not intervened to protect the guilty.

The most recent interventionist is Judge William Orrick, who presided over the Daleiden civil trial, not to be confused with a criminal trial against Daleiden and Merritt. The judgment requires payment for damages of $870,000.00 – the damage being the exposure itself. Daleiden says, “While top Planned Parenthood witnesses spent six weeks testifying under oath that the undercover videos are true and Planned Parenthood sold fetal organs on a quid quo pro basis, a biased judge with close Planned Parenthood ties spent six weeks trying to influence the jury with pre-determined rulings and suppressed the video evidence, all in order to rubber-stamp Planned Parenthood’s attack on the First Amendment.”

I wrote earlier Orrick’s lawlessness had escalated radically since he dismissed most of the charges last August. That conduct began when he refused to recuse himself from hearing the case at all due to his close ties to the corporate plaintiff; he later allowed the charge of racketeering to stand despite his knowledge the US Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled the federal statute cannot be used to prosecute pro-life activity that is not otherwise criminal.

Orrick served on the board of a family resource center that shared space and helped run a Planned Parenthood facility. He is a longtime donor to Planned Parenthood; this alone disqualifies him to hear a case involving Planned Parenthood. Yet his escalation of dictatorial powers waited until time for instructing the jury.

Despite the fact the jury determines guilt or innocence under America’s constitution Orrick instructed jurors, “I have already determined that these defendants trespassed at each of these locations. Because I determined that these defendants trespassed, the law assumes that Planned Parenthood has been harmed and is entitled to an award…” Orrick continued, declaring from the bench that investigators “trespassed at the 2014 Forum in Miami, Florida; at the 2015 MeDC meeting in Orlando, Florida; and the 2015 National Conference in Washington, DC” as well as facilities in Colorado and Texas.

Reality is the law does not assume harm from trespass or any other act; the burden of proof on a plaintiff in a civil action is to prove first that an act was committed and then that it caused harm. In this case, however, the investigators possessed credentials – lawfully if craftily obtained – that made them invited guests. They were not trespassers any more than they are racketeers. They did cause harm – the harm to wrongdoers that always follows the revelation of wrongdoing. In this case the perpetrators bragged about what they had done, albeit without realizing to whom they were bragging.

A larger reality is the incalculable harm caused by a federal judge usurping the authority of the jury to determine guilt or innocence. But the largest reality is the question of what people of decency and integrity should do in the face of such judicial anarchy.

Just as I wrote earlier, we need to be in prayer and repentance for the sake of our nation. Prayer does not compel William Orrick or anyone else to do what is right. Yet one of the many things it does accomplish is an atmospheric change that makes right seem more reasonable and attractive than what is wrong. This is why a federal judge changed policy in the Sacramental Delta when his anti-agriculture stance had been adamant for years; it is why thousands gave their hearts to God up and down the West Coast during the days of repentance preceding the end of a record-breaking drought, and it accounts for the cancellation of violent demonstrations during an event known as The Call in 2010. But prayer without repentance is just noise – albeit joyful – while repentance aligns prayer with the beating heart of God.

As I also wrote earlier, we need to be speaking up and actively resisting – within legitimate and non-violent boundaries – until government listens and amends its behavior. Non-violent resistance toppled Jim Crow; it brought down the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain. Planned Parenthood and judges like Orrick are outclassed by warriors of service and love – sooner or later and one way or another.

Finally we need to recognize and respond to the truth uttered by Benjamin Franklin two and a half centuries ago, “We must all hang together or we will surely all hang separately.” The time for dictating to one another or demanding all rally around one ideology, theology, or trial-ology is long past. We will be blessed as we bless one another and attribute all good living to the Author of life.

Whether David Daleiden wins or loses his inevitable appeal of this unjust judgment he is and will be a martyr to authentic justice in service to its Source. Whether his martyrdom has value for anyone but himself is up to the rest of us.

James A. Wilson is the author of Living As Ambassadors of Relationships, The Holy Spirit and the End Times, Kingdom in Pursuit, and his first novel, Generation – available at Bounty Books, or at praynorthstate@gmail.com

IGNORANCE COUPLED WITH ARROGANCE MAKES AUTHENTIC CONVERSATION DIFFICULT

by James A. Wilson

Canberra (Australia) columnist Ian Warden will likely never see my response to the monumental display of his ignorance of the Bible coupled with the planet sized arrogance to declare himself an expert. I write anyway because he is not the only person in the world to attempt to inflict his dis-ability on the rest of us and – who knows – somebody might be listening. I write to challenge; neither Ian Warden nor anyone else is obligated to know scripture unless they are interested in what God has to say, but if anyone is going to comment on the Word of God I think I can ask them to read it – in its context – and actually pay attention to what it says before proceeding to debunk it. Warden has done neither.

In his column for December 8 he has yet another go at Aussie footballer Israel Folau. The athletics icon was stripped of his position and team membership for writing politically incorrect things about marriage on Aussie social media and having his comments noticed by the gay president of Qantas Airlines, the principal sponsor of Folau’s team and league. Australia has embraced gay marriage; it is the law of the land and that is that for the foreseeable future. But Australia’s political and cultural elites have gone further; dissent from the accepted position is simply not tolerated. This intolerance left Folau without a job some months back.

The good news is Australia’s justice system recognized the injustice of penalizing a man for saying what he believes to be true and good. Folau is still without a job, but professional football has settled eight million dollars on him as compensation for the attempted muzzling it imposed on him. This is what has Ian Warden so incensed.

Some of Folau’s comments about gay marriage were admittedly harsh, even to my traditionalist ears. Yet this is precisely the point at which freedom of speech and faith must make its stand. If we defend only speech with which we agree what have we achieved? The purpose of freedom is to allow truth to float to the surface amid the flotsam of what tickles our ears; if we instinctively recognize truth without the cut and thrust of debate we have no need of speech at all. But revelation does not emerge upon truthful instincts; wars and bullying abound in the absence of asserted and respected freedom of expression. Speech and faith are God-given rights carrying God-breathed responsibilities.

Meanwhile, Ian Warden lectures us on what the Word of God says according to his myopic and disbelieving view of it. He cites Mark 10:25 – accurately – to the effect that it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. He uses the verse to bash Folau for being wealthy, asserting Jesus hates the wealthy and would consign Folau to hell if either Jesus or hell existed. In his contempt he releases the words from their context, without which they have no meaning whatever.

Jewish people of Bible times believed if you had money you must be good, otherwise a just God would not permit your success. Most people today believe the same thing. But Jesus Christ is a whole lot more radical than most believers comprehend. He begins where they think God smiles and says – in effect – not even your wealth will get you anything that lasts. Reality is nothing will get you anything really real except abandonment of self and all sense of entitlement in favor of repenting into a really real relationship with the Way and the Truth and the life.

This is the chapter that includes the story of a rich young man who goes away unhappy because Jesus wants him to sell his property and follow Him, but it also includes the story of children – the childlike, actually – being the stuff of the Kingdom. In it poor men James and John are challenged to give up their ambition to judge others. It shares the story of Bartimaeus, who in seeking healing of his sight must abandon his permission to beg and go to work for the first time in his life. Jesus has nothing against rich people per se, although he has little use for the selfish, rich or poor. He wants it all, and in exchange He means to give it all, per Mark 10:28-31. He adds we are going to be mega surprised at who we meet in Heaven…and at who does not make the cut.

Jesus – through Paul – says He perfects His strength in our weakness in 2 Corinthians 12:9. This is the key – giving Him permission to work in us as He will and through the gifts He gives to some while giving others to others. Mr. Warden and those of his ilk might want to actually read the Bible with an open and comprehensive mind before debunking it. And they might want to consider Romans 12:14, learning there we are called without exception to bless and curse not. There is always John 8:7 as well; it says to let only those without sin themselves accuse others.

The good news is Jesus loves Ian Warden as much as He loves Israel Folau and every gay person on the planet. His life was not too much to give that we might have life and that abundant. The catch is we need to acknowledge the Giver if we would fully exercise the gift. After that the Son of God is happy to deal with our faults on a case-by-case basis. It is the difference between uninformed contempt and mega informed compassion.

This informed compassion clothes the child in the manger.

James A. Wilson is the author of Living As Ambassadors of Relationships, The Holy Spirit and the End Times, Kingdom in Pursuit, and his first novel, Generation – available at Bounty Books or at praynorthstate@gmail.com

GOVERNMENT BULLIES STRIKE AGAIN…AND SO DOES HADASSAH

by James A. Wilson

One of my favorite Biblical characters is a lady named Hadassah; her Greek rendering as Esther is more widely known. Hadassah was selected to compete for the right to become Queen of Persia. She was unique in one key respect; she was Jewish. During the competition one of the king’s nobles – a bully of (duh) Biblical proportions – became enraged when a Jew refused to kneel in his presence; he hatched a plot to slaughter all Jews. Meanwhile, Hadassah married the King.

When her Uncle Mordecai – he who would not kneel – told her of the plot he added, “You were born for such a time as this.” Hadassah went to her husband at the risk of her own life – no one was permitted to enter King Xerxes’ presence without invitation – and begged the king to thwart the bully. Haman was hanged on his own gallows and the Jews eventually returned to Judea, a thing not contemplated before the plot against them. God – through her obedience – reversed the situation so thoroughly He left them in a better position than before the trouble began.

Hadassah Carter is a Virginia real estate agent and outspoken Christian. Her profession is in jeopardy because she dares to post emblems of her faith on her web site, emails, and business card. The Virginia Board of Realtors has acted against her for publishing materials “associated with Christianity, indicating a preference or limitation based on religion in violation of the Virginia Fair Housing Law,” according to The News Virginian. The newspaper reports the state would ease off if she capitulated, but she instead filed a lawsuit against the state for – my words – bullying her with the full force of the state government.

Let’s just back this truck up and get our story straight. Carter has a lot more in common with her famous namesake than anybody realizes.

Carter is a private citizen, not a public official. The Real Estate Board is a governmental entity. Fair Housing laws do not trump constitutional rights; yet Virginia’s government is restricting the free speech and faith of a citizen. The complaint against her does not allege discrimination; that would be illegal and her constitutional rights would not protect her. But no one has accused her of actual discrimination; the board claims the mere prominence of such identifying language could inhibit people who might otherwise seek her services.

It gets worse. The newspaper reporting on Carter had the gall to write, “She could have removed the material and continued working under extra scrutiny…” In other words, this woman serving her Lord and bearing witness to her faith is told the persecution could stop if only she apologized and promised not to antagonize the bullies in the future; the bullies would of course be watching her and shortening her leash in that future.

I could say this type of bullying – claiming by doing nothing wrong Hadassah somehow incites wrongdoing – is typical of the good-old-boy culture of the South; I lived there several years and witnessed the consequences whenever someone crossed – not the wrong line but – the wrong person. However, although this kind of good-old-boy culture is a stereotype of the South, it is just as prevalent in the many American cities in every region where mayors order police to stand down when peaceful demonstrators, journalists, and even bystanders, are savagely assaulted by Antifa thugs. It is the same when developers steal people’s land and home under eminent domain because the city wants increased tax revenue, and it is identical from California to Oregon, Washington, and Colorado, whose governments persecute businesspersons for not catering to political correctness when they exercise their faith in their businesses. And it is wrong.

It is wrong and it needs to be stopped in all of its many-headed-hydra forms. But what is right enough to displace what is so colossally wrong?

When the Obergefell Decision came down from the Supreme Court mandating same sex marriages across the nation the Lord spoke in clear English. He said He permitted this trashing of the Constitution so the Church would have to become the authentic Church, also known as His Body. That means we supply the limbs and the voice while He supplies the heart, the mind, and the courage. And – like the men who lowered the paralyzed man through the roof so Jesus could heal him – we have to choose to submit to the heart and mind and exercise the courage.

In practical terms it means we accept our responsibility to call our culture higher than petty bullying – whether or not the culture is willing. It means we first love the bullies, seeking victory in such a way it leads to life even for them. His mind offers specific strategies – seldom comfortable – and His heart pulls us back from the brink of becoming the very haters we oppose. His courage – chosen – moves us to demonstrate, reason, and resist even to the point of the civil disobedience that broke the Iron Curtain and freed black and white Americans alike from the degradation of Jim Crow.

This must be an across-the-board movement that ultimately neutralizes everything from proposed laws that prohibit counselors from addressing patients struggling against same sex attractions and compel doctors to perform abortions to bureaucrats putting people out of business for honoring their faith and even the violence of Antifa subsidized by police inaction. It will be a long and dangerous fight – fought with God’s weapons rather than our own – and it will lead us into a culture of life.

Hadassah Carter – and all people of faith – you were born for such a time as this.

James A. Wilson is the author of Living As Ambassadors of Relationships, The Holy Spirit and the End Times, Kingdom in Pursuit, and his first novel, Generation – available at Bounty Books or at praynorthstate@gmail.com

MARCHING FOR CLIMATE CHANGE; IS ANYONE WATCHING… AND LISTENING

by James A. Wilson

It is difficult to imagine anyone paying attention to events around us who does not get it that the climate is changing; it has been changing up and down throughout recorded history. It is just as difficult to imagine a sentient being who believes – seriously – that the phenomenon is caused by the so-called scourge of human activity…not when the most cataclysmic climate events occurred during the dinosaur era…not when Greenland of a thousand years ago was really green because the pre-industrialized climate was that much warmer before the glaciers froze again. Likewise it is virtually impossible to fail to appreciate the incredible courage of sixteen-year-old Greta Thunberg sailing across the Atlantic Ocean solo and facing both houses of Congress and the United Nations. It is just as unimaginable that she is not being funded and coached and manipulated by people lacking her courage and certainly her innocence cum immaturity.

This so-called teenager movement is not being funded by carwashes. Is anyone watching? Is anyone listening? Is anyone asking about the man or men behind the curtain, to remember the Wizard of Oz unveiled?

Take the hundreds of high school students – photographed marching on the Utah State Capitol – September 20. We are told they were joined by hundreds of thousands in the US and Europe – multitudes of their peers. And yet the man in the forefront of the Utah March is clearly in his thirties or even forties. Leader? Teacher? Watching? Listening?

What about Greta? She has courage beyond her years but neither the wisdom to know when she is being taken advantage of nor the maturity to go beyond primal rage at the elders she believes have failed her and her generation. This is evidenced by her petulance that quickly becomes rage. She glares at Congressional and United Nations assemblies, declaring she has no solutions to climate change while demanding these older leaders just do something. While it is reasonable to say a sixteen-year-old girl cannot be expected to solve complex scientific and social problems, it is not reasonable to commend her for an extended temper tantrum.

And what about the scientific conundrum? There is zero evidence global warming is man-caused and less that it is man-curable. Greta’s immature faith that if only the grown-ups would get off their butts and do something we could weather the crisis is matched by the equally juvenile mantra of older people who sympathize with her views. The plans so far hatched – think of the Paris Climate Accords – require nations already taking advanced leads in reducing carbon emissions to cut even deeper into their economy and wellbeing while the biggest polluters – China, India, and the Third World – go their merry way. That helps neither the polar bears nor the world’s poor people.

Speaking of polar bears, their numbers are increasing in the face of global warming; they are not likely to be Greta’s biggest fans. And the polar ice caps? Truthfully, the northern cap is reducing in size but the southern increases every year; our ice caps are showing a net gain over the past decade. The scientific conundrum is whether to believe and act on the observed phenomena – science – or make decisions based on the sermons of the followers of a religion called scientism. The latter is nothing but the feel-good – for the faithful – doctrines of political correctness. This doctrinal approach is now so pervasive in our culture that some candidates and pundits are politicizing mathematics – and proud to proclaim it.

Reality is global warming – while it poses challenges because it radically upsets the environmental status quo – if we are to believe it accounts for more numbers and more intense natural disasters, actually carries hidden blessings. (They are hidden because media declines to report them.) Greenland is finding – for example – her melting glaciers are baring more arable land than they have known for a thousand years. Beneath that arable land lie valuable and recoverable mineral deposits. Across the world we can choose between applying scientific analysis to discover and act within the new environmental parameters for the good of all, or we can push ignorant young people – ignorant only because they have not completed their education before leaping to activism – to scream that we must cut back on our lifestyles when science tells us there are much more effective solutions than groupthink.

And again let us ask, what about Greta? The fact is she did not cross the Atlantic alone. She had a crew that included her father and a state-of-the-art sixty-foot yacht that used underwater turbines to make electricity; this is not secret. Somebody with substantial resources is funding this display and it is neither Greta nor her marching peers. At the risk of repetition, she has undeniable courage for all that she has undertaken, but she is neither her own master nor her own sponsor. Who is? Who is it that hides behind Greta and the rest of the marching young people?

Yet the most important thing remains for those of us who call ourselves adults to choose between science and scientism. If we choose the former we will have to deal with all the realities of the world as it is – the good, the bad, and the ugly. If we begin with the paradigm that our world was created and is managed by a loving Creator Whose foresight is a good deal more prescient than ours, we will find our eyes open to new opportunities and our hearts closed to temperamental outbursts. There is no better way to bless each other, including the Gretas of the world.

James A. Wilson is the author of Living As Ambassadors of Relationships, The Holy Spirit and the End Times, Kingdom in Pursuit, and his first novel, Generation –
available at Bounty Books, or at praynorthstate@gmail.com

New Book Releases :: December 3rd, 2019

by Sean Frankel

These are the new book releases for December 3rd, 2019.
Sorry this post isn’t all pretty like past posts. We’ve been busy getting the store back together after our big sale!

A Madness Of Sunshine by Nalini Singh – Paranormal Romance
Accepting the Lance by Sharon Lee – Sci-Fi
Blood of Empire by Brian McClellan – Fantasy
Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi – YA
Dangerous Alliance by Jennieke Cohen – YA
Dead Astronauts by Jeff VanderMeer – Sci-Fi
Genesis by Robin Cook – Mystery
Holly Banks Full of Angst by Julie Valerie – Fiction
How the Dead Speak by Val McDermid – Mystery
If You Tell by Gregg Olson – Mystery
In the Dark by Loreth Anne White – Romantic Suspense
Last Christmas by Peter Murphy – Fiction
Nine Elms by Robert Bryndza – Mystery
Reverie by Ryan La Sala – YA
Snowfall In the City by Susan Wiggs – Romance
Stay by Catherine Ryan Hyde – Lit. Fiction
The Case of the Spellbound Child by Mercedes Lackey – Fantasy
The Penmaker’s Wife by Steve Robinson – Historical Mystery
The Piper’s Pursuit by Melanie Dickerson – YA
The Weight of A Soul by Elizabeth Tammi – YA
Thin Ice by Paige Shelton – Mystery

A HEART OF THANKSGIVING FOR 2019 IS NEEDED FOR 2019

by James A. Wilson

I am forever advocating the deliberate cultivation of a heart of thanksgiving because it alters perspective in a dynamic way. This is not about whistling in darkness, but choosing to believe there is something to whistle about, giving thanks in advance of discovery. When we make that choice hidden opportunities are revealed, unimagined strategies attempted. Miraculous powers and gifts are manifested; they were present all along – gifts from God – but unmanifested until thanksgiving set them free. As Thanksgiving Day arrives we can receive it as an excuse for too much food and football, damn it with faint praise – well, at least I’ve got my health – or make it what it is intended to be – a day to be glad for what we have and humbly glad for what we discover post-thanking the God Who gives all things and works all things together for good in those who choose to thank Him first and question Him after.

We need to choose to thank Him for 2019 as it appears to be if we would see it as it actually is.

We have seen the boundaries of our freedom expanded this year. Unemployment is lower than it has been in nearly a century because business owners labor under fewer regulatory restrictions than in that same span. Americans on welfare are fewer than most remember. Our nation is energy independent, no longer hostage to oil producers who hate America; all these things enhance our ability to care for our families. Freedom to take this responsibility personally – instead of depending on government is a fundamental freedom. It is something for which to give thanks whether in wealth or just getting by; billions of our fellow human beings are in neither category as we understand them.

Yet I keep saying the rubber meets the road of a thankful heart when we choose to give thanks for things nobody wants, and it does. I planned a lovely little getaway to Salt Lake City for my family when we realized my wife had a few days off from work leading into the Thanksgiving holiday. We would spend one night and get to do early Christmas shopping at Ikea; we would explore what is supposed to be the finest aquarium this side of Monterey Bay in California. Then our toddler came down with tonsillitis; my wife was soon showing similar symptoms, and as I write I am not feeling much better. Our hotel reservation was non-refundable and we clearly had no choice but to cancel. I had a choice to give thanks for the disaster of our plans or curse my bad luck; I gave thanks.

It turns out a heavy snowstorm was headed into the middle of our route; I am macho enough to say I could handle it, but common sense – driven by our very real health crisis – dictated otherwise. In the meantime we found out a friend was already in Salt Lake City and happy to get the one item we could only obtain from Ikea and bring it back to us. And the room? When I called the booking agent in an attitude of thanksgiving and humility – because I was well aware the reservation was clearly labeled non-refundable and I was entitled to nothing – they graciously cancelled with no charge, not because they had to but because they could. I don’t like it when my girls are sick, and I sure don’t like it when I am. But the bottom line is we get some quiet time we desperately need because something bad happened and we chose to meet it with thanksgiving instead of you-can’t-do-this-to-me. Attitude changes equations.

Half the Pilgrims who gave us the tradition of Thanksgiving died of disease and starvation during their horrific first winter – 1620 – in the new world. They hung in there, gave thanks, and made friends with neighboring Native Americans. By Fall 1621 they were well enough established to host the tribe that helped them. They served turkey and other local game, seafoods, local vegetables including pumpkins (although not in pies) and fruits. None of them imagined for a moment they had been anything but blessed in the good times and the hard; they knew too well their survival and later good living was beyond their ability to provide. They worked hard because their God tells them to work hard – so as to better appreciate His promised blessings – per Zechariah 8:9-17 for anyone interested. The rest of us do well to follow their example.

Such an attitude shapes the equations of our lives and puts us in touch with the really real.

James A. Wilson is the author of Living As Ambassadors of Relationships, The Holy Spirit and the End Times, Kingdom in Pursuit, and his first novel, Generation – available at Bounty Books, or at praynorthstate@gmail.com

ABC AND CBS SCHOOL US ON WHEN NOT TO PROTECT A WHISTLEBLOWER – IT’S PRETTY SIMPLE

by James A. Wilson

Whistleblowers are by definition people with inside information about government or corporate misconduct, obtained because they are insiders. By function they are people who go public with that information; going public puts jobs, careers, and sometimes freedom at risk.

Real whistleblowers perform invaluable public service; without them we would not know of tobacco and liquor companies’ efforts to target young people for smoking and drinking. We would be blissfully ignorant of the (known) health hazards of asbestos, carcinogens and other chemicals in use that can sicken and kill those exposed. On the government front, we would not know of the incredible incompetence and monumental deception of the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations in the conduct of the Vietnam War; credit Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg. Without Whistleblower Edward Snowden we would remain in the dark about the extent our own government spies on us.

Whistleblowers are protected by federal law from retaliation when they expose corruption or other illegal activity…except when those they expose have the power to persecute despite the protections. Edward Snowden remains a fugitive under indictment for violating the Espionage Act; even Donald Trump wants him brought to justice instead of being honored as a champion of justice. Thankfully one of the great benefits of the First Amendment is the journeyman work media can do advocating for whistleblowers…except when the whistle is being blown on them. Consider the ABC and CBS television networks.

Amy Robach is an on-air personality for ABC News; Ashley Bianco is a former ABC producer and now a former producer for CBS. Robach obtained, vetted, and produced the Jeffrey Epstein story some three years before it broke. Her network refused to run the story in the face of her repeated pleas; there were too many powerful people involved – and lucrative sources of revenue for the network. Robach complained on a hot mic and the network archived the recording. Today anyone can watch and listen to her rant on YouTube because a whistleblower released the tape. The whistleblower had been identified as Ashley Bianco – Bianco denies it – who left ABC and went to work for CBS. Where the rubber meets the road is ABC called CBS to rat out its former employee and CBS fired her after five days on the job in retaliation for alleged whistle blowing.

That’s the rubber; here is the rub: All of the networks have been trumpeting about the sanctity of whistleblowers everywhere, and especially the one who stands at the heart of current presidential impeachment proceedings. Yet two have colluded to suppress vital public information and repress a whistleblower about a serial pedophile and his associates reaching all the way into the royal House of Windsor and back to the Clinton dynasty – if allegations prove out. Never mind the way to prove or disprove allegations is to bring evidence into the light of day – both the exposing and the exonerating kind.

For media giants to bring their considerable resources to bear on hiding rather than revealing what it knows is counter-productive and just what whistleblower shield laws are designed to combat. How dare they call themselves guardians of truth at the same time they are dedicated to suppressing it? How dare they school the rest of us in the care and feeding – and protection – of a presidential whistleblower?

For media giants to bring their considerable resources to bear on hiding rather than revealing what it knows is counter-productive and just what whistleblower shield laws are designed to combat. How dare they call themselves guardians of truth at the same time they are dedicated to suppressing it? How dare they school the rest of us in the care and feeding – and protection – of a presidential whistleblower?

There is a catch; protection is not automatic or in all cases. The law speaks of reasonable belief; it refers to honesty and responsibility in the same breath. In addition the federal False Claims Act remains on the books, adopted by Congress during the Civil War and sometimes known as Lincoln’s Law. It provides serious penalties for anyone who knowingly falsifies a whistleblower claim.

In that light, let us proceed with the impeachment process. If prosecutors can prove anything they claim – and prove it a relevant case of presidential wrongdoing – let the chips fall where they may. If the whistleblower – and those who have used this report for their own exploitive purposes – are found to be the liars they appear to be, let them bear the full weight of legal consequence for conspiring against our elected president.

While we are at it, let the media repent; the jury is already in on CBS, ABC, NBC, and a host of others. Let them earn back the respect of a public who more and more sees the nakedness of this emperor.

Last but not least, let us all beg God’s mercy. None of us is so good we can afford to live without it; the good news is none of us so evil we would be required to.

James A. Wilson is the author of Living As Ambassadors of Relationships, The Holy Spirit and the End Times, Kingdom in Pursuit, and his first novel, Generation – available at Bounty Books, or at praynorthstate@gmail.com

New Book Releases :: November 19th, 2019

by Sean Frankel

Here are all the new book releases for November 19th, 2019. There aren’t a lot of them, but there are some amazing books.

A Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci – Mystery
All Fired Up by Lori Foster – Romance
Angel Eyes by Ace Atkins – Thriller
Blood Heir by Amelie Wen Zhao – YA
Code of Honor by Marc Cameron – Thriller
Crying Laugh by Lance Rubin – YA
Declan by Melody Anne – Romance
Incidental Inventions by Elizabeth Ferrante – Fiction
My Book With No Pictures by B J Novak – YA
Nantucket White Christmas by Pamela M Kelley – Fiction
Outmatched by Kristen Callihan – Romance
The Chosen One by Walt Gregg – Thriller
The Confession Club by Elizabeth Berg – Lit. Fiction
The Princess Plan by Julia London – Romance
The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black – YA
The Resurrection Key by Andy McDermott – Thriller
The Second Sleep by Robert Harris – Thriller
Twenty-One Truths About Love by Matthew Dicks – Fiction
Voices in the Snow by Darcy Coates – Horror
Wall Street Titan by Anna Zaires – Romance