About the author: John Kirkwood

John Kirkwood is a son of Issachar. He is a Zionist, gun-toting, cigar-smoking, incandescent light bulb-using, 3.2 gallon flushing, fur-wearing, Chinese (MSG) eating, bow-hunting, SUV driving, unhyphenated American man who loves his wife, isn't ashamed of his country and does not apologize for his Christianity. He Pastors Grace Gospel Fellowship Bensenville, where "we the people" seek to honor "In God we Trust." He hosts the Christian wake up call IN THE ARENA every Sunday at noon on AM 1160 and he co-hosts UnCommon Sense, the Christian Worldview with a double shot of espresso on UncommonShow.com. He is the proud homeschooling dad of Konnor, Karter and Payton and the "blessed from heaven above" husband of the Righteous and Rowdy Wendymae.

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  • MATTHEW

    WHOA! I GUESS NEAL BOORTZ KNOWS BETTER THAN THE ALL KNOWING ONE.

  • jeepdude911

    Boortz, you loser!

  • gundog9mm

    Outstanding as usual John. As a Nation we have so despised God that we have
    become a nation of self-centered, give-me-what-I-want brats. Rush nailed it
    after the so-called election when he said “it is hard to defeat Santa Claus”. If
    we are ever to regain even a small piece of what was once the greatest nation on
    Earth we have to start in our churches. We have to have pastors who couldn’t
    care less about stroking the sheep and start being sheepdogs. Roundy Truth
    preaching, devil-hating God warriors. As Christians we need to raise up God
    loving, evil hating self-confident, self-supporting, patriotic, righteous
    children,because this perverse generation is for the most part lost. What we
    need are more pastors like you that are fearless with the Truth. Keep fighting
    brother, we have your back.

    Deo adjuvante non timendum
    (with the help of God there is nothing to be afraid of)
    Laus Deo.

    • John Kirkwood

      Always a pleasure to hear from you, GunDog! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving, brother.

  • Rob

    What a wonderful, literate, reasoned, logical and of course, truthful retort against this useless piece of milquetoast

  • steveintampa

    While I don’t remember Romney railing of homos illegals and abortion, that narrative was used by the left. They are anti- Christian, and will always paint the Republican party as tyrannical crusaders

    • Ecoplastican

      Of course, with the support and compliance of the MSM.

  • http://www.facebook.com/barbjeanpatton Barb Patton

    Even though the future may look bleak for us at this point in time – we must remind ourselves constantly of the fact that: ” Good will triumph over evil”. – that is if one believes in the Almighty God which created us. We have strayed from being conservative, honest God fearing people until uncouth evil unbelievers. Only the test of time will show us the evil of our present ways. GOD HELP AMERICA..

    • Ecoplastican

      Good will triumph over evil. That’s called heaven. That defines my greatest struggle of the here, and now. I am a Christian, but I am a patriot. I cannot sit on my hands while this country, that I served, is taken over by communists. Please God, forgive me.

  • Michael

    It’s sad to see the liberal owned media winning the battle and causing all but the most faithful and understanding to turn on each other. I hope we can pull together as conservatives all, and turn on them as they deserve instead of ourselves. Our message is correct, we just need to stick to it, and this election gives no reason to attack our conservative brothers as Boortz has done, it’s simply a wake up call to police our election process (voter fraud is the only thing that lost this election) and stick to a clear message of traditional American values.

  • Madland

    The other side controls the message. That and voter fraud lost it for us. Like you said, we didn’t go around “preaching” our message, it was preached for us by the whore stream media. Until the media is more neutral, and people are taught how to critically think, (I’d be willing to bet most of “them” couldn’t even describe what the term means), we are wandering in the wilderness. Add to that, a lot of churches, in a word, frightened.

    • del

      Old bug eyed soros and his mediamatters propaganda crap are responsible for the MSM….He bought them with his ill gotten money@!

  • Reelman1946

    So, do what the dimdems never ever do when they lose…change your values/principles…do not fight tooth and nail like the dimdem secular socialists after they lose…become democrat lite…WRONG….
    we lost with 2 straight moderates …even Neal strikes out at times.

    • Mitchina

      I was thinking the same thing. Where he is right that God having been forsaken
      in our culture is a fundamental cause of all the rest, he is wrong that we
      should not voice our beliefs – kinda doesn’t make sense. We need more God but do
      not speak of His beliefs? Do not stand in His words against such things? Really?
      I think John was just on a rampage… a contradicting one but still, just a rant
      which I do not blame him for being angry – I am angry, very angry

  • http://FreedomOutpost.com/ Tim Brown

    John,

    good article. However, I take one exception here: “But the Libertarian mindset, including that of “Dr. Paul,” is that the Constitution will fix everything. Sorry, our founders knew that it can’t fix the black heart of a people that have forsaken God.”

    While I agree that many libertarians do believe as you suggest, but it was Dr Paul over and over and over talking about a need to “change the heart of the people.” Maybe you missed that, I don’t know, but he is well aware that law doesn’t change their hearts.

    In fact, I asked him explicitly in an interview about the use of the law of God in civil government and he said that it was necessary. So there are two factions of libertarianism. There is the Ron Paul/Joel McDurmon kind that do not cast away the Scriptures or the Law of God and then there are the Gary Johnson kind which are basically fiscally conservative, but don’t care for the application of the moral law of God at all in the civil sphere.

    What is most amazing is that you are championing things that should be championed, but you point out what many who call themselves “social conservatives” ended up supporting and that was a polytheistic cult member who legalized homosexual “marriage” as governor, was anything but pro-life and had no desire to repeal roe v wade.

    I’ll say it like this, until the Church of Jesus Christ, and I don’t mean LDS, repents and we get our act together we can expect more of the same. The GOP hasn’t learned any lessons that I can see. They are already looking to Marco Rubio, a Roman Catholic, turned Mormon, turned Roman Catholic, who is not a natural born citizen and others for 2016. I expect the GOP will be more than willing to completely cast off the Christians in the party within 8 years if not by 2016 and ultimately they will end up giving support to homosexual “marriage” as well.

    • T. Edward Price

      Tim, with all due respect, Ron Paul DOES NOT in any way whatsoever advocate God’s law in civil government. While he may believe that it’s a good “moral compass”, he completely divorces himself from suggesting God’s law be the firm foundation of our civil body politic. He is the High Priest of the Church of the Constitution, and therefore advocates a humanistic, antichristian, polytheistic system of moral law ( U.S. Constitution), which is absolutely antithetical to Yahweh’s perfect, immutable law, as codified in His commandments, statutes, and judgments. Until we return to that standard, we will continue our rapid descent into tyranny. no matter who occupies the White House, or which political party is in the majority.

      And John, it might behoove you to become like a Berean and studiously search the Scriptures to justify your beliefs. You claim to be a Zionist even before calling yourself a Christian. Zionism and Christianity are diametrically opposed to one another. Zionism derives its religious beliefs from the Babylonian Talmud, which claims, among many other lies, that Christ was born of a whore and a soldier, and that He was defiled by multiple desecratory deaths. The Talmud is what Yeshua condemned as the “traditions of men”. Zionism takes the religion of the Talmud and blends it into a pseudo-christian political philosophy in order to deceive Christians into supporting an unGodly system that will ultimately bring Yahweh’s wrath upon His people, and has helped turn what was once was known as Christendom, into what is, today, known as mere Christianity.

      • http://FreedomOutpost.com/ Tim Brown

        Ed, I’ll let you deal with it yourself. I asked specifically about the law of God. Here’s his own words: http://freedomoutpost.com/2012/09/exclusive-interview-with-texas-congressman-ron-paul/

        • http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ Ted R. Weiland

          Tim, Ron Paul’s answer to you was rather nebulous regarding his position on Yahweh’s law–better than most, but still pretty obscure. Easy to say it, another thing altogether when comes to where the “rubber meets the road.”

          Paul is unquestionably today’s high priest of our national idol–the U.S. Constitution, which, by now, you have to know is far from being the Biblical or Christian document we’ve so often been told it is–ironically, most often by our fellow conservative Christians. So, if Paul is as pro-God’s law as you imply, why hasn’t he renounced this perverse document?

        • T. Edward Price

          Tim, thank you for your response. For the record, I was a huge supporter of Dr. Paul for 25 years. I lived in an adjoining district in the early eighties while in college in Houston, and had the pleasure of meeting him several times. I voted for him in 1988. But, unless he’s had a complete change of heart, I’m not quite sure to what extent he believes God’s laws are still in effect. Thank you for not giving interpretation, but linking directly to his words. That is indeed the honorable thing to do. All I can do is to try to reply in kind. If he isn’t sure about whether this particular subject is still part of God’s law, then his views on God’s law might be a little suspect. Again, Ron Paul speaks : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIeW0DY64bE

  • Bobseeks

    Libertarians and liberals are on the same page when it comes to social concerns. That makes libertarians evil.

  • geneww1938

    People, like Neal Boortz, who call themselves republicans are what destroys the oppoistion to anit-God Liberals. He [they] should just join the Deomocrats and let the God Fearing Patriots who love our Constitution nominate and support a canditate who will try to stabilize and undo the damage of the 40 years of Neo-Con ‘One World Governance’ programming.
    These evil anti-God people are blinded by Satan and cannot see the dangers of the militant Muslims who are out to detroy the Judeo-Christians and their influence in society.

  • Coolhand773

    If Boortz thinks Romney-Ryan is a ticket of hardliners, I can’t imagine the gordian knot that will be his panties when we put forth a couple of real conservatives.

    Great column, Kirkwood.

  • cwgf

    Right on John Kirkwood. Awesome article.

  • adamenochnoah

    Another meaningless infantile argument to try to tie the honorable Dr Ron Paul in with other deviants in order to tarnish his stellar record as a US Congressman & family man. Political quack-hacks will go to the end of the earth to discredit those who support common sense govt as did the Framers. Anyone who voted for the mormon who thinks he didn’t support the same agenda as the Democrat did not examine his record.

  • Mo86

    I am hearing this kind of talk more and more from Republicans/conservatives. For as much as Christians can find common cause with them, the bottom line is that on some things we will not. We need to be prepared to be hated by EVERYONE – even now those who used to be with us.

    It’s gonna get ugly, folks. Are we ready?

  • futurelife

    What gets me is we abort (murder) our own then go overseas to adopt and people say this is OK. The promote same sex marriage but hate marriage all together by playing house instead for straight life styles. AND people want US TO CHANGE. They have taken God out of everything, taken marriage from us, teach our children it is OK to try different things and etc, that now want us to change to be more like them. NO WAY

  • BH

    Finally, an article worth reading! Boortz gets a lot of things right but misses the things that really matter. For all those who don’t ‘get’ this article; be warned, according to God’s Word ‘The Word of the Cross is foolishness to those that are perishing.’

    • edc

      Amen!

  • Bill

    You must be a gay person yourself, they do not deserve anymore consideration
    than I do.. No race ,color or religion should any special consideration , if you live in
    America you are just a plain American not Cuban American , Muslim American you are

    A American. If you are not satisfied with that maybe you need to go back home.

  • 9thID

    Liber-als and Liber-tarians are two sides of the same coin of Libertinism. The Liber-al side leads to collectivism and the Liber-tarian side to anarchy. Modern day Liber-tarianism looks to atheist and self-hating Jew, Murray Rothbard as its mentor.
    Ron Paul has admitted to being a “Voluntaryist/Voluntarist”, who seek only “self-government”. Paul has also also admitted that the Constitution has never worked and will not work. He also advocates abolishing the military in favor of private militias. The Voluntaryist video is posted on the liber-tarian Ludwig von Mises Institute site. http://tinyurl.com/7bph329

  • http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ Ted R. Weiland

    “Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other.” – John Adams, Oct. 11, 1798

    Any nation’s constitution and government benefits from moral Christian citizens, even those nations whose constitution are not based upon Yahweh’s morality as found in His perfect law and altogether righteous judgments (Psalm 19:7-9) – SUCH AS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. However, when such constitutions are not based upon Yahweh’s law, it is inevitable that such nations will become more and more immoral and corrupt, being they do not have a Biblical standard to fall back upon. Case in point, the United States of America today.

    Find out how much you really know about the Constitution as compared to Yahweh’s
    immutable moral law (His commandments, statutes, and judgments). Take our Constitution Survey at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ConstitutionSurvey.html and receive a free copy of the “Primer” of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective.”

  • Cincinnatus kirk

    libertinarians are not conservatives, they are anarcho-liberals.

  • delquattro

    Boortz, don’t let the door hit you in the Democrat.
    Republicans don’t want to round up the illegal aliens. Republicans know that enforcing the law will encourage them to return the way they came.
    Republicans are pro-choice for the life that is lost when a mother aborts post conceptually.
    Republicans recognize that marriage is a religious ordinance that has been commandeered by the state, but remains a religious ordinance, and has nothing to do with interfering with gay lovers loving.

  • Ecoplastican

    What does it mean when we, as a nation, place genitalia preference ahead of national security? I spoke with a woman who disliked obama, but would absolutely not vote for Romney because she heard that he wished to “tell women what they can, or cannot, do with their bodies”!!! Can you think of a better definition of ignorance? We, as individuals, have placed ourselves ahead of our national security, but this is not the greatest problem we face today.

    Our greatest problem is that our federal (feral) government has grown so large and overpowering (while we were asleep, listening to the MSM), that it has usurped state rights given by our Constitution. Isn’t my above mentioned scenario a state issue? Isn’t “gay-marriage” a state issue? Do we no longer have 50 laboratories of freedom? We have ceded too much of our states rights to the Feral Gubmint of Amerika.

    • panors77

      Agreed….my son’s fiancee same thing. She beleived all the hype about Romney cuz she obviously only listened to the MSM. She still doesn’t know who Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid or Barney Frank are, nor did she know about the “great” Margaret Sanger’s admission 100 years ago about aborting black babies to rid the USA of blacks that way. I told her so much for the great founder of Planned Parenthood. Dr. Mengele would be proud of Sanger.

  • servant

    Remind anyone of the old tale about prewar WW2 Germany? “When they came after… as I was not one, I kept quiet, until there was none left to speak for me?” When we see a fire, we sound the alarm, right? Well all this lefty crap, if it feels good, do it, and there’s no absolutes in right-in wrong nor in truth, as it’s ALL relative!

    Well it’s not, and just because they don’t believe in God and His ways, does NOT negate HIM nor His truths!

    These ALL must have a death-wish! Eternal death, is life without God! None can change this fact, neither by accepting or rejecting this simple fact.
    http://www.longlifechoices.blogspot.com

  • Asotal

    Yeah and Lincoln was shot through the head. So much for that. When will America have its Bastille Day ?

  • Jane18

    Right now this is a cursing on our country. GOD promised us blessings and cursings, either we do as HE has instructed and receive those blessing(as we did for centuries and centuries) or we(as a people, nation) go against HIM and receive the cursings. That doesn’t mean we, who love and believe in Him are not going to have to put up with some bad, But, HE will help us get through. It has always been that the good usually have pay(too) because of what the bad do, but as long as we do as we are supposed to, we will make it. Hey, remember, we win, the end of The Book says so…………………………….

  • D. A. Dyer

    Sorry folks, Boortz is correct. I believe in Jesus Christ. I believe He is the son of God. The essence of my Christian beliefs are based on Matthew 7:12 (which can be found in most other religions as well).

    Thus, I don’t believe we Christians have any more right to force non-Christians to live a particular lifestyle than Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, or any other religion has to force a particular lifestyle on non-believers of their faith. How many millions of people throughout history have been killed “in the name of God”? How many are still being killed every day around the world? Christianity (and other religions that preach the Golden Rule) is about tolerance. It is about loving your brother and your sister as you love yourself and Jesus. You may not agree with the way they live their lives, but as long as they don’t interfere with you living your life as you see fit, you have no right to interfere with their choices.

    Some here don’t seem to truly understand the libertarian philosophy. I have found that when questioned about the source of their beliefs about libertarianism, more often than not it was a non-libertarian (Republican, Democrat, etc.) rather than a libertarian thinker or book on libertarianism, that informed them. Yet, libertarianism is the political system that most resembles the concept of the Golden Rule – anything that is peaceful. You may not approve of how your fellow citizen chooses to live his or her life, but you must respect their right to do so if you believe life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are truly gifts from God.

    When Adams wrote “Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people.”, I don’t believe he was suggesting that people must be forced to be moral and religious, but rather, that people and the government should be tolerant. After all, our revolution was a response to intolerance and government force!

    • panors77

      And BO will soon be showing HIS force on us, constitution or not. THAT’s a problem starting with the NDAA and now with the AMT tax coming up.

    • Wes Walker

      I think Rush nailed it when he said… (paraphrasing from memory) is capitulate on abortion… and homosexuality… and borders… and taxation… and big government… and unions… (etc., etc,) and then we’ll win! But then, we’ll be indistinguishable from Democrats. So what’s the point?

  • pearl87

    I am a Ron Paul supporter, but I feel that his message has been distorted here, as well as by many libertarians. His focus was never on licentiousness. He is a very devout Christian himself. However, by emphasizing the Constitution, he was trying to stress the necessity of the rule of law and the fidelity to the law. I agree that we must hold fast to our moral values as a nation. If we cannot even enforce a written law, as in our Constitution, how
    are we to impose the moral code of Christianity, now that we have permitted it to be abandoned?

    The first steps on the road back would have to have a common frame of reference – the Constitution. But I agree that social issues are key to any restoration of American prosperity.

  • http://www.twitter.com/xthred Rick Evans

    Amen. Our nation is doomed.

  • David S. McQueen

    Most of the founders were deists, not Christians. It’s one reason for the “freedom of religion” part of the first amendment. “Biblical morality” has no place in a free society. To John Kirkwood, one MUST be a Christian to be moral. I say, if you treat people as they deserve to be treated and don’t steal their property, is that not moral behavior?

  • scrambo

    I thought you were nuttier than a payday bar, but I persisted and agree with you whole heartedly…Lincoln on the other hand is burning in hell today…

  • MM from Georgia

    Boortz used to claim he was for open borders. He also attacked WSB radio for years when he competed with them from two other Atlanta radio stations. I was shocked when he went to work for the enemy. Then he went to work at that station. He is a hot air artist with no credibility. He used to say the losertarian party was growing and flourishing but it seldom gets more than one percent of the vote. It helps the Democrats by splitting the vote. Years ago I was dumb enough to believe him. I also tried to tell him what was happening at Eastern Airlines (my employer) when it was going down and he would not listen to the truth. Laura Ingraham has a lot better show.

  • http://www.facebook.com/RobertAlexander.Salvage Robert Alexander

    I Corinthians 15.33 Do not deceive yourselves: “Evil companionships corrupt good morals.”

    Ephesians 4.18 being darkened in the understanding, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart

    Habakkuk 2.
    11 For a stone from the wall doth cry out, And a holdfast from the wood answereth it.
    12 Woe to him who is building a city by blood, And establishing a city by iniquity.

  • Michael Eastes

    I was a life-long Democrat until Clinton’s second term. ( I know…God forgive me. ) I felt that the party left me, I didn’t leave it. I have since grown more conservative as my faith has grown, and am grieved to see the nation whose uniform I wore for nearly 20 years crumbling around me. If the Republican Party no longer wants social conservatives, so be it – I will stop participating in the charade of national elections, and simply watch as our country becomes more and more the embodiment of Romans 1: 18-32. I will still speak up for the Gospel to the best of my meager ability, but if neither major party wants to claim the Christian heritage that once made us great, then I no longer have a place in the political process.
    I loved, and sacrificed my time, sweat, and emotions, for this nation. It is no longer the country that I was born into. It saddens me more than I can express, but the United States of America, that I thought that I knew, is dead.

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