THE IRON PEN by Daniel Hite

February 2, 2016

Curse the darkness? Or let your light shine?

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I’m not a political junkie, but, I am very concerned about our country. The Iowa caucuses last evening showed the battle lines being drawn–a battle of classic opponents–an epic battle for the soul of America. (I know sometimes I might exhibit a flair for the dramatic, but this is not one of those times.) I seriously tell you that unless America wakes up and quickly gets educated and motivated, this summer’s political battle will turn America to the dark side–the complacent side of desiring more security at the expense of what is left of her liberty. Whether you like politics or not, it is time to pay attention to the polar opposite philosophies that are taking shape in our two major political parties. We must get educated, get inspired, and get involved. And we must do it quickly.

On one side, is the traditional conservative values of our nation’s founders, or at least what is left of it. This side stands in defense of those bedrock values espoused in our historic Declaration of Independence. These values have been purposefully, systematically, and incrementally undermined for the past 160 years by the fabian forces of the other side. It is the old enemy of creeping statist progressivism, the cultural undermining of collectivism over individualism, while the American culture has slowly become the proverbial frog in the kettle. The water temperature has crept up oh so slowly and unnoticeably. We have forgotten our past. Are we now doomed to repeat it? Our Dewey/Darwinist progressive educational system has so dumbed us down and lulled us into such dependency. Our federated levels of government protection with its checks and balances of power are in such a weakened state. Our impotent legislative branches have lost control over a runaway executive and judiciary. The balance of power has become unchecked as the American psyche has gone dark. The people do not speak because the people do not know. The light of truth has gone dim. It is the truth that can set us free, but the truth has long been abandoned and forgotten. Can we remember? Can we stir the embers and restoke the flame? Washington spoke of this “sacred fire of liberty”–can it be recovered?

In order for the truth to set us free, it must first be known or remembered. “You shall KNOW the truth, and the truth will set you free,” Jesus said. Not unlike King Theoden under Sarumon’s spell, America must remember the love for the truth and the liberty it brings. America must repent of her complacency and her falling out of love with the truth, then recognize and return to it to be delivered from the bondage of this ignorance. America is so like the Ephesian church in Revelation being beckoned back to her glory days. (Revelation 2:5) We have left our first love–God, our Truth (John 14:6). To recover it, we must remember, repent and return, our our lampstand of liberty will be removed. The church must lead the way.

Is it too late? I do not think so. But I believe we are desperately close to a point of no return. Do we have the will and the motivation to come back from the edge of this precipice? Only God knows, and only God can inspire it. What will you do with the ember in you? Will you fan it and let it shine, or will you just curse the darkness?

light one candle

December 26, 2015

Another Christmas Come and Gone

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I have always liked Christmas. Though there was a year or two when the commercialization of it and the pagan tradition of it made me a humbug, I got over it. Christmas is a great opportunity to share the truth of its Namesake and His purpose for coming to earth. God’s truth never changes and for that I will be eternally grateful, especially in a world that is always changing. Science balks at metaphysics and philosophical opinion (although all scientists bring their philosophy with them to the laboratory), and in this increasingly empirical world, we are forced to present hard collectible evidence and data to make any claim. God’s Word stands alone, having stood the test of time and scrutiny, in supplying a metanarrative that we simply call history–which to Christianity, is HIS-story. God so loved the world He had created, that He sent his one and only Son, conceived like no other, but born like all of us–man’s perfect God and God’s perfect Man–born in the lowliest of circumstances but with the most unique and heavenly birth announcement! The announcing angels said:

I bring you Good News of great joy which shall be for all people.
For today in the City of David, there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ, the Lord.
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will towards men!

This is good news, and it is still good news today! Whoever believes in Him as Savior and Lord shall have eternal life.

In my case, in spite of ditching real trees for artificial ones, having to wait on family members to spread out and share their Christmas vacation time with interstate relatives, and personally feeling more like a commuter rather than experiencing the preferred Christmastime-at-home, the blessing and message of Christmas is still the same year-after-year, decade-after-decade, and century-after-century: Joy to the world, the Lord is come; Let earth receive her King; Let every heart prepare Him room; And heaven and nature sing!

May God continue to prepare your heart for His coming and once again arrest our attention from our earthly plans and pursuits, to focus on His indescribable gift. A blessed Christmas to you and God’s path through 2016!

November 25, 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

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As part of his 1944 Thanksgiving Proclamation, President Franklin D. Roosevelt expressed the sentiments of Americans from coast to coast, and our American armed forces around the world. I think these prayerful words are certainly applicable for America today…

“For the preservation of our way of life from the threat of destruction; for the unity of spirit which has kept our Nation strong; for our abiding faith in freedom; and for the promise of an enduring peace, we should lift up our hearts in thanksgiving.
For the harvest that has sustained us and, in its fullness, brought succor to other peoples; for the bounty of our soil, which has produced the sinews of war for the protection of our liberties; and for a multitude of private blessings, known only in our hearts, we should give united thanks to God.”

B2a FDR in his cape LR.jpg

B2a FDR in his cape LR.jpg

I may not agree with FDR’s politics but he was a real leader when America needed it. Principle ruled political correctness and prayer permeated the warp and woof of our national fabric. May God be the center of our national trust once again, and may public prayers of petition and thanksgiving be boldly offered without fear of rebuke or reprisal. We pray that God will continue to bless America.

October 30, 2015

America Needs a Champion Today

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David tried the armor of the King, but settled for the slingshot to bring down Goliath. Joshua and Caleb did not agree with the “minority report” but stood alone on the Word of the Lord to enter the land of promise. These were true leaders who distinguished themselves on the field of battle and became champions of Israel. They did not win every battle. The odds against them were fierce and mighty. But they stood.

Washington DC has forgotten how to take a stand. To fall in line with establishment compromise and play the waiting game with the opposition is not good enough. It is far too late for that. The American people are fed up with business as usual. The action needs to come out from behind closed doors and onto the floors of Congress. We do not have time to wait–waiting falls into the playbook of the opposition. What we need is a courageous Congress to stand and to lead. That is what Ted Cruz is doing. ABC’s Brit Hume may call Cruz unpopular and unsuccessful. Hume can try his utilitarian, pragmatic argument, but he is missing the big point. Upon whom has the mantle of leadership fallen? Col. George Washington independently took charge at Monongahela (a lost battle, Brit) and distinguished himself as well as positioned himself to lead the American Revolution. (Washington was not highly regarded by British counterparts during the French and Indian War nor the War for Independence.–those dismissing “Brits!”) Nonetheless, GW was God’s champion for the hour. Our other founding fathers also laid their lives, fortunes, and honor on the line as they took their stand against overwhelming odds. The time for compromise was over. Action was needed, so they acted. America needs a champion today. America needs to rally around a champion today–the champion who best represents the truth. Action is needed today. Now is the time.

The “ring of power” in Washington must be exposed and eliminated. Where is the fellowship, the few, who will rally around the one? Who is that one? Who will take the stand?

Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the Wittenberg church door on what was later called Reformation Day, October 31, 1517. The embers of reform were fanned into flame. He later, in taking the stand at Worms, declared his absolute conviction, “Here I stand, I can do no other…” The die was cast.

Where are the Davids, the Joshuas and Calebs, the Washingtons, Jeffersons, and Adams’? Where are the Frodos and Sams? Where are the Luthers and Zwinglis?

Ted Cruz is doing something…he is NOT doing nothing! Cruz is articulate and smart, he is a man of conviction and faith. He is a man of principle and of vision. He is passionate and compassionate, a man of the people, and unafraid to take on the opposition. What is there not to like about him? Is he perfect? No, only One can make that claim. Has America become so distrusting of politicians that she has lost her objectivity in observation? Conservatives of all stripes must realize this and rally to him who sends out the call and takes the stand for the cause.

To me, the field has narrowed quickly. For whom am I ready to fight? With whom am I ready to fight!

I suppose I could tolerate any of the candidates on the conservative spectrum. But why should I settle for toleration? As candidates take their stands, we the people must take our stand also. Are you ready? I am ready. On the eve of this Reformation Day 2015, I take my stand, I make my choice. I choose Cruz.

October 3, 2015

Ted Cruz: A Brave Senator Who would be President

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Another “Cruz” missile launched! Watch him raise rocks in D.C. and then watch the vermin scatter from the sunlight!

September 5, 2015

A Travesty of Justice for Kim Davis

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Her conscientious objection is constitutionally protected though everyone’s objection to it is not. Just sayin’.
But Ted Cruz sums it up best:

http://allenwestrepublic.com/2015/09/03/senator-ted-cruz-issues-powerful-statement-after-arrest-of-city-clerk-kim-davis/

August 20, 2015

Who would I seek to represent me–at any governmental branch or level?

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Here are some things I consider when choosing a technically qualified candidate:

1.  Who has wisdom and sense? (and who surrounds himself with wisdom and sense?) – business, management, budget, foreign and domestic policy?

2.  Who is an independent thinker? (not expedient nor politically beholden)

3.  Who selflessly thinks of his country FIRST, before position or political correctness?

4.  Who courageously stands up for principle over preference?

5.  Who sincerely communicates in an effective and strategic manner?

6.  Who will boldly, but humbly wield the power and purpose of the office?

7.  Who properly understands American values, ideals and the principles of effective and efficient government?

8.  Who will responsibly act as a trustee representative of the people in fulfilling their duties?

9.  Who will authentically honor the oath of office to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution?

and most importantly…

10.  Who wholeheartedly believes that “…we are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights,” that we are “One Nation Under God,” and it is “In God We Trust?”

I will be seeing some candidates in two weeks: 55ee329c56f99-image

July 13, 2015

If you are in the St. Louis area, Don’t miss KrisAnne Hall!

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Righteous Liberty Conference Landscape

3 Events in 1
Three stand-alone events:
Tuesday night, August 11, 7pm – The Foundations of Religious Liberty
Wednesday morning and afternoon, August 12, 9am-3pm – The Roots of Liberty Seminar
Wednesday evening, August 12, 7pm – Righteous Resistance to Civil Authority

Free and open to the public. There will be a free will offering received.
Call 636.386.7722 for more information and to RSVP.

The “Roots of Liberty” Seminar is not just another lecture on the Constitution. KrisAnne Hall presents the 700+ year history that gave us our founding documents–proving that our founding documents were not created on a whim and that they are reliable and relevant. It is important to know not only what your rights are, but why you have them. In addition to the history of the Bill of Rights, KrisAnne presents each of the first ten amendments in their context–in the words and history of our founders. She also presents the 17th Amendment and what we must do to make our federal politicians accountable.

Vital Info! You cannot defend your rights, if you do not know what they are!

July 3, 2015

Make Your 4th a Celebration of Freedom!

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Amidst all the family, food, games, and fireworks, make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to appreciate the great freedoms we celebrate. Remember the great sacrifices that were made so that we could celebrate! Remember the Original Author of our freedoms. Take a moment (or a few moments) to gather everyone’s thoughts onto the “idea” that is America. As Americans, we need to remember from where we have come so we do not make the mistake of ignoring the lessons of the past and having to repeat them.

These past two years I have come to appreciate Dennis Prager and his “Prager University” website (prageruniversity.com) that gives typically 5-minute lessons on the ideas that have made America great. Here is a short video that hopefully will build a new tradition for American families as they celebrate Independence Day on July 4. Use one idea or use them all. Enjoy! And God bless America!

June 27, 2015

Overturning the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God

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Rainbow White House

Just as the law of gravity cannot be overturned, neither can the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God. Nationwide, more than 50 million voters had supported 31 state amendments defending traditional, natural marriage. Now, five unelected Supreme Court judges have overturned this and redefined marriage for America. And the White House, the so-called “People’s House,” celebrates it, dressed in rainbow lights. This saddens me. Natural marriage is God’s idea, and He will not be mocked. When God’s Word speaks of husband and wife, father and mother, He is not speaking of “gender roles” but simply, understandably, and naturally of a man and a woman. Mankind may redefine words, but the original meaning held from time immemorial does not change. I pray that God is merciful in His response to our foolishness. (Galatians 6:7-9: Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap. For he that sows to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that sows to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.) God’s way will be vindicated in the end, but in the meantime, God’s people must speak His truth in love. Here is a fitting Scriptural admonition for the Church; a proper response in these disappointing days (give attention to every sentence):

Ephesians 4:14-32  That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplies, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, makes increase of the body to the edifying of itself in love. This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: Who being past feeling have given themselves over to lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. But you have not so learned Christ; If so be that you have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: That you put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that you put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another. Be angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil. Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needs. Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace to the hearers. And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby you are sealed to the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake has forgiven you.

P.S. Just read an excellent response to the SCOTUS ruling from Wallbuilders (click here). It is worth your time to read.

June 17, 2015

Love this political cartoon! Thanks Glenn McCoy.

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May 15, 2015

What would you add to a political survey?

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I just returned an issues survey for a political leader. When asked what single issue matters and concerns me most, I responded:
Politicians that love their job more than their country and state; who are more guardians of the state than guardians of individual liberty; who care less about the party platform and more about the party power brokering; leadership that doesn’t really lead; more politician than statesman….this is what is ruining Missouri and America. Where is the courage to stand for truth, justice, and liberty?

May 6, 2015

Open Letter to SCOTUS

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An open letter to the Supreme Court of the United States:

May 6, 2015

Dear Justices,

The high court has embarked on a journey of decision over the redefinition of marriage. I think it to be very unwise. Alongside all the Biblical and moral statutes of time immemorial,  is the simple truth that marriage has always been defined as a unity of one man and one woman. In hopes of bringing clarity, here is my main thought to you for your deliberations:

There is no such thing as “marriage discrimination.” 100% of men are free to marry a woman, and 100% of women are free to marry a man. There is absolutely no discrimination here.

My advice to the court? Plead “the Tenth!” The matter is out of your jurisdiction (and probably above your pay grade).

Respectfully,

Daniel F. Hite

March 9, 2015

We enjoyed the LINC Benefit Banquet

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We encourage everyone to support this, our favorite charity, LINC St. Charles County

www.lincscc.org

The Hites love LINC

January 26, 2015

LINC Second Annual Banquet 2015

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LINC is a great charity helping disadvantaged families with practical needs. Using local resources (not federal funds), LINC supports families seeking self-sufficiency and wanting to exit the welfare system.

http://www.lincscc.org and on Facebook
LINC St. Charles County
(9 Love Park Lane) P.O. Box 374
Wentzville, MO 63385

LINC Invite PNG

 

 

 

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