• November 7, 2019

Crime is Trespass

Once we understand the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and property and that these rights are God-given gifts to each individual, we have established the understanding of crime. A crime is a trespass against the unalienable rights of another individual. In fact, this was the original, constitutional definition of crime.In a course I took on American common law, I learned that the original law dictionary of the United States defined crime as “a deliberate and willful trespass against the life,…

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  • November 6, 2019

The Amazing Benefits of Berberine

For thousands of years Western and Oriental herbalists have prized certain plants for fighting infections and fevers.  It turns out that these herbs all contain a yellow alkaloid known as berberine.  Among these plants are many popular Western botanical remedies like goldenseal, Oregon grape and barberry, as well as important Oriental herbs like Chinese golden thread (aka coptis) and amur cork tree (aka Phellodendron).Researchers have conducted over 2,800 studies on berberine, and nearly…

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  • November 5, 2019

Defining Liberty

A desire to be free exists deep within the human soul. Children start expressing this around age two as they start saying “no” to parental instructions. Teenagers express it when they rebellion against family rules. Couples express it when they fight about their partner’s demands for behavioral change. It expresses itself in the political landscape as individuals and party affiliates fiercely disagree about social issues.Our desire to be free is counterbalanced by our social nature. Children…

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  • November 1, 2019

Liberty is in Danger

On July 4, 1986, I returned to America after spending three weeks touring communist China. I had been visiting China as a member of the corporate team of an herb company that was launching a line of traditional Chinese herb formulas. We had toured traditional hospitals and pharmacies, visited a farm where herbs were grown and met with many manufacturers of traditional Chinese medicines. We had also visited the Great Wall, seen the Terra Cotta Warriors and walked through the Stone Forest. We had even…

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  • October 27, 2019

Political Power

This is the first chapter of a book I've been working on for several years. I plan to title it Let Freedom Ring: The Moral Foundation and Spiritual Destiny of America. It will be about the relationship of unalienable rights to moral law and why government needs to adhere to moral law. It will also be about my beliefs about the spiritual destiny of this nation in Biblical prophecy.

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  • October 21, 2019

My Introduction to Cannabis

With the growing number of products containing hemp and the popularity of products with CBD or other cannabinoids, it’s time to share my own knowledge and thoughts on the subject.

It’s important to note that this is a new field of research and science is learning more all the time, so we don’t have a complete understanding of what hemp and cannabinoids like CBD do. So it is important to keep learning. But, just because we don't fully understand how an herb works we can still use it derive benefit from it.

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  • October 20, 2019

Turmeric and Curcumin

Turmeric is an Indian spice that imparts a yellow color to curry dishes. Native to tropical Southeast Asia, turmeric is in the same botanical family as ginger. It has been used as both food and medicine in Asia for thousands of years, but recent research has made the herb increasingly popular in Western herbalism. Much of this research has centered on curcumin, one of its most well-known constituents, but turmeric contains many valuable ingredients besides curcumin. It contains an essential oil…

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  • August 1, 2019

The Third Alternative

I've been listening to the audiobook of Steven R. Covey's The Third Alternative and its message resonates with my own soul. He talks about how we tend to get caught up in either-or situations where people get polarized on issues. They take one side or the other, each side pushing to get the other side to agree with them. A power struggle ensues in which each side tries to force the other side into giving in. When I took a parenting class back in college, many decades ago, one of the secrets I…

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