FEMA Exercises Include Foreign Troops Practicing on U.S. Soil

This week the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been conducting its annual National Level Exercise program to prepare governmental agencies to respond to emergencies. But this year’s exercise has ominous underpinnings: it is the first to focus exclusively on terrorism protection and planning, and, for the first time, foreign troops are being trained to respond to emergencies in the U.S.

That’s right, troops from Australia, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom are being trained in Washington, D.C., Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas to help impose martial law in the event of a terrorist incident in the U.S.

This from FEMA’s own website: “This scenario enables participating senior officials to focus on issues related to preventing terrorist events domestically and protecting U.S. critical infrastructure… Exercises such as NLE 09 are an important component of national preparedness, helping to build an integrated federal, state, tribal, local and private sector capability to prevent terrorist attacks, and rapidly and effectively respond to, and recover from, any terrorist attack or major disaster that occurs. The full-scale exercise offers agencies and jurisdictions a way to test their plans and skills in a real-time, realistic environment and to gain the in-depth knowledge that only experience can provide. Participants will exercise prevention and information sharing functions that are critical to preventing terrorist attacks.”

Of course, we live in a world where an attack is possible any time from Islamo-fascist terrorists who are desperate to hit America whenever and wherever they can. And Timothy McVeigh’s bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma in 1995 is an example of what domestic terrorists can do (though evidence uncovered by reporters indicated an Iraqi connection that the government never pursued).

But don’t forget that your government may consider you a terrorist as well. Do you believe in the second amendment to the U.S. Constitution? Terrorist. Do you believe in a limited government? Terrorist. Do you believe in state’s rights? Terrorist. Do you oppose abortion? Terrorist. Do you oppose illegal immigration? Terrorist. Former member of the military? Terrorist.

These descriptions are right out of a special assessment issued by the Department of Homeland Security entitled: Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.

And then there is this: Two bills pending in Congress sponsored by Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL). That’s the same Alcee Hastings who, while a judge, was impeached by a Democrat-controlled Congress 18 years ago by a vote of 413-3 for conspiring to accept bribes. The good citizens of Florida’s House District 23 then elected him to represent them the next year to a seat he still holds.

The two bills are HR 645 and HR 2647. What do they do?

HR 645 requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish no fewer than six national emergency centers on military installations. These are designed, according to the bill’s language, to provide temporary housing and humanitarian assistance in case of an emergency or national disaster. And one clause of the bill reads: “to meet other appropriate needs, as determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security.”

And Hastings’ other bill, HR 2647, gives the Attorney General the power to determine who or what is a hate group.

We touched on the possibility of foreign or United Nations troops enforcing laws on American soil in conjunction with U.S. census takers recording Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates, Census Workers Marking GPS Coordinates of U.S. Homes, June 19.

Now to connect the dots: Foreign troops brought to the U.S. use GPS coordinates to locate and arrest domestic terrorists (as defined by Attorney General) and taken to military installations where they are held in detention in concentration camp-style facilities.

As the march toward fascism continues and civil unrest grows, who knows what the government boys and girls might try next?

Three Dragons Battle a Mouse Over Value of Money

In the scorching Nevada heat a battle is taking place that pits, essentially, three enormous dragons against a mouse. It’s the case of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) vs. Robert Kahre, and its outcome could have an enormous impact on our nation’s money, particularly if the economy collapses and hyperinflation sets in as we expect.

But Kahre isn’t just facing the IRS. His antagonists include the Federal Reserve and U.S. Justice Department. All three entities have ever-full money sacks, giving Kahre long odds of success indeed.

We mentioned Kahre July 7 in an article about the Justice Department’s attempts to gather information on people posting comments on the Las Vegas Review-Journal website about the case. So this case is about both freedom of speech in the U.S. as well as monetary policy. But since we dealt with the freedom of speech issue last time, we’ll deal with the monetary policy now.

Kahre, a contractor, is one of four people charged in a 57-count indictment of fraud and conspiracy. What he did was expose the Fed for the fraud it is. So now he’s fighting the three behemoths, the IRS, the Fed and U.S. Justice Department.

According to the government’s case, Kahre and others concocted a fraudulent cash payroll “scheme” and then peddled it to other Las Vegan contractors. What was Kahre’s “scheme?”

He paid his subcontractors in gold and silver coins. Then, using the face value stamped on the coins, determined their payments didn’t pass the threshold for reporting to the IRS.

Appearing on a screen in the courtroom during the government’s opening trial arguments were the words, “This is a case about money, greed and fraud.” Truer words couldn’t have been spoken, and the fact that a government lawyer was uttering them is truly ironic.

For the money, greed and fraud angle falls on the heads of the three dragons. The money Kahre used to pay his subcontractors is stamped by the money creators as legal tender, with dollar denominations stating their value. The fact that their face value represents amounts far less than their actual value is evidence of the fraud the government has perpetuated on its people.

Just as junk silver coins printed prior to 1965 are worth more for their metal content than their printed face values, the gold and silver in U.S. Mint legal tender coins are too. And the reason this has occurred lies with the non-constitutional entity called the Fed, which prints fiat money backed by nothing. This has devalued our nation’s currency.

In Kahre’s defense, lawyers argue that the workers agreed to be independent contractors so he did not have to withhold taxes for them. His six businesses are in the trades of painting, drywall, tiling, plumbing, heating, cooling and electrical work. It is not at all unusual to pay this type of employee as a subcontractor without withholding taxes and sending the IRS and subcontractor IRS Form 1099 at tax time if the payment threshold is met.

By claiming the payments on the face value of the coins, that threshold was never met. So the IRS got irritated because no taxes were owed.

In essence, Kahre manipulated the government’s own laws to his and his contractors’ advantage and the big government boys and girls at Justice and IRS, and the thugs at the Fed didn’t appreciate Kahre’s imagination.

So they came down on him and his friends hard. And to put another kicker on it, it’s Kahre’s second trial on essentially the same charges. The first, last fall, ended without a conviction, so Justice lawyers dropped a few defendants, added one, and reworked their charges. Not a true case of double jeopardy, as he wasn’t acquitted the first time. But the big government boys and girls are so unhappy with him they’re taking a second shot.

When hyperinflation hits, the economy collapses and gold and silver coins are used for payments and trade, how will we be taxed? The face value of the coin? The coin’s value in dollars? Will there even be a government left to tax us? These are questions we’ll be dealing with in a few years.

And one other thing: a curious aspect of this trial is the lack of interest shown it by the media. Nothing reported in the mainstream media, and not much even from local media—just the original story and another that ran July 5 without actually covering details of the trial.

Perhaps the media is afraid big government boys and girls will target them once they’re finished feeding on the little mouse appetizer.

What is C-Reactive Protein?

C-Reactive protein (CRP) is the concentration of a protein that is produced by the liver during episodes of acute inflammation. It is a part of the body’s basic emergency response system.

As far as my study goes, everybody should at least have a CRP test annually.

CRP is a health marker that indicates early signs of the risk of heart disease and stroke. Without this test most doctors rely on lipid profile (cholesterol and triglycerides) as their indicators or predictors of heart disease and stroke. Evidence is substantial that high CRP levels double the risk of heart disease and stroke. Millions of people have normal cholesterol levels but high levels of inflammation in their cardiovascular system as identified by the CRP blood test.

Many studies in the last few years have shown that inflammation is always present in the heart blood vessels of heart attack patients with normal cholesterol levels.

An inflammatory response is a normal response to disease or injury and particularly to infection. The trouble with inflammation is that it is sometimes an over response doing more harm than good.

It is now clear that atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) is an inflammatory disease rather than a cholesterol buildup problem.

Infection and inflammation are closely related. Researchers have suspected for some time that artery disease may have an infectious component.

Chronic low level or subclinical infection or inflammation is a tipoff that something is out of stasis, or balance. Those who have had bacterial or viral infections are more susceptible later to inflammation leading to heart attacks or stroke.

A CRP blood test can accurately predict future heart problems even in otherwise low risk patients, such as those who don’t smoke, who have normal cholesterol and blood pressure, and no family history of heart disease or diabetes.

Above normal CRP has multiple, independent affects that cause heart disease not seen and not suspected. The very important thing is that a CRP blood test may predict many months or years in advance of an incident.

Keep in mind that many heart disease risk factors such as obesity, lack of exercise, smoking and high blood pressure are all known to increase inflammation and CRP levels. In fact, fat cells by themselves and independent of the rest of the body produce inflammation and higher CRP levels leading to heart disease. Fat is an organ in and by itself that can, over time, destroy the rest of the body with subclinical infection and eventually heart disease.

Many of us are dying as walking time bombs, totally unsuspecting.

What to do? Get a CRP test at least once a year. Be sure to get the high-sensitivity CRP test because it can detect the extremely low level of inflammation (infection) linked to early heart disease.

Get inflammation down to get CRP down.

It’s what you eat! The American people live on commercial non-foods. Get off all trans fats such as French fries, cookies and crackers.

With high CRP goes high ratios of omega-6s to omega-3s. To restore balance to approximately 1:3, take high dose fish oil (3 teaspoons daily), and eat fish three to five times weekly. Be careful of other blood thinners because fish oil is a natural blood thinner—one of the best. Too much omega-3 fatty acids could cause bleeding in some people. Not much of a risk though, in my opinion. But be sure to see your doctor—especially if you are on any prescription drugs.

Reference: C-Reactive Protein by Scott J. Deron, D.O., FACC.

Powerful Tips For Your Health

Seniors, Take Note—Cholesterol is in your favor after about age 75. The higher your cholesterol, the longer you will live, so say studies. Cholesterol drugs are commerce in my opinion. Cod liver oil and fish oil are the naturals for blood thinners and very, very essential omega-3s. Beware though, if you bite through a fish oil capsule and it tastes fishy—don’t take it because it’s rancid.

There is nothing better than fish oil and cod liver oil for men’s prostate. Herbal supplements help, but the fish oil is basic.

High Insulin—It equals more fat and more inflammation because the more obese we are, the more insulin we are making and the more inflammation we are generating. This is what we call compounding in reverse. Again, long-chain omega-3 fatty acids have profound anti-inflammatory effects. Cod liver oil is all grandma had and she lived to be 91! Eat sardines every time you can. She did.

Reduce Calories—I don’t want to hear it, but my study more and more says that to slow down the aging process, reduce calories. Our body works itself to death processing food.

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)—The number one alternative to HRT is Black Cohosh, which is excellent for hot flashes.

There are bad studies by people who don’t like herbs, but they are nonsense. Take 100 to 500 mgs of Black Cohosh daily as your needs demand. And yes, you need quality herbs from Western Europe and Australia where a strict code of pharmaceutical good manufacturing practices is applied by law to herbal products.

CoQ10 to Prevent Strokes—Yes, 100 to 400 mg per day says Dr. James Balch. If you are taking cholesterol-lowering drugs (statins), you had absolutely better take CoQ10.

Blood Sugar—To lower blood sugar, cholesterol and triglycerides and to cleanse the liver, take milk thistle.

Allergic Reaction—If serious but not yet an emergency requiring a trip to the hospital, sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) stirred in water and drunk as rapidly as possible can bring the reaction under control in quick time. Why does it work? It works because acute allergic reactions bring on a rapid acidification of the bloodstream. Baking soda neutralizes the acidity quickly and can usually reverse the allergic reaction.

Immunizations and vaccinations made with live viruses have increased dramatically in the last 25 years. Immune systems, especially in children, can’t handle the load. So allergic reactions go up and up. Immunizations of innocent children is an assault by the state upon their person.

Stomach acid—Activates pepsin, an enzyme secreted by the stomach lining to digest proteins into amino acids and peptides.

Many seniors are starving to death because they are not digesting proteins for lack of stomach acid. Lots of chronic illness and death originates from low stomach acid. TV commercials doctor us with antacids. This should be exposed as murder. It never will be. The simple answer is betaine hydrochloride which you can get from a supplement company.

Constipation—Use any one or any two:

  • Olive oil—4 ounces of extra virgin olive oil with a juice.
  • Ascorbic Acid—Commonly known as vitamin C. This will flush you in a hurry. If too acidic, get sodium ascorbate.
  • Magnesium—One gram, three times a day.

Most people only need one of these. All are good for you. I know that you need the magnesium, whoever you are. The research is mind-boggling! Over 90 percent of the American people are low in magnesium.

Why are only 10 percent of the French obese, while in England 22 percent are fat, and in the U.S. 33 percent are fat? The answer is the French eat animal fat, raw butter, cream, steak and duck. Americans eat sugar in large amounts.

Have you noticed that establishment medicine and media blame smoking and cholesterol for most of our health problems? They never, never mention SUGAR—the actual killer. The Sugar Trust won’t let them.

Yes, it is very difficult to eat in America without sugar. Food processors see to this.

Most diseases in America are really just one disease—the Sugar Disease.

Prostate Cancer Witchcraft—Above I mentioned how important omega-3 fatty acids are. Add to this testosterone. You know how establishment medicine tries to reduce testosterone with what they call androgen-blockade. Their foolish theory is that testosterone causes prostate cancer, so they attempt to cut testosterone off in prostate cancer patients so it won’t "drive tumor growth."

Men who get prostate cancer usually have very low testosterone. This is age related. Young men have peak testosterone and most (almost none) have prostate cancer. According to this, don’t the medical people have all this backwards?

Incidentally, their success rate is near zero. If you survive their witchcraft, you would have anyway.

Your urologist may not agree, but men, your first line of defense against prostate cancer may be a high blood level of testosterone.

Says Dr. William Douglas in Real Health Breakthroughs, that testosterone is very protective, as well as an anti-aging hormone for men. We should strive to maintain a testosterone blood level of the average 20-year-old man. You can get 5 percent testosterone cream by prescription from your compounding pharmacy or get the same effect with a homeopathic compound.

Zinc Deficiency & Cancer—Zinc deficiency in the U.S. is common since soils are progressively more depleted—plus it is removed from processed foods. Zinc deficiency causes the overuse of salt and loss of sense of taste.

People with zinc deficiency are at increased risk for getting esophageal and oral cancers. Zinc deficiency creates damage in the genes that leads to cancer in many ways. According to studies, referenced by Dr. Sherry Rogers, correcting zinc deficiency reversed cancers.

Coughing, Codeine & Cocoa—Theobromine in cocoa is 30 percent more effective for stopping a persistent cough than codeine. It has to be cocoa, not just chocolate. I am told that Hershey’s does have a pure chocolate product labeled "Hershey’s Cocoa".

Salt, You Have to Have It—Dietary sodium only causes elevated blood pressure in 5 to 10 percent of salt-sensitive people. Please don’t use refined salt (sodium chloride). Get sea salt from The Grain and Salt Society.

Garlic and Echinaccea can greatly help to reduce bacteria in the gut such as E. Coli.

Is Your Food "natural," "free range" or "organic"? Who knows. My best guess is that these captions more than anything else bring higher prices.

U.S. Attorney Wants Newspaper to Name Names

Should a newspaper, or any web site for that matter, be required to reveal the names of people posting comments to website articles? A court fight in Nevada may determine the answer to that question and just exactly how the First Amendment applies in the case of anonymous postings on the internet.

 The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is fighting a Nevada U.S. Attorney who is seeking the names and personal information of anonymous posters responding to a Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper story.

The story about a federal case against Nevada businessman Robert Kahre, drew some caustic—some have said possibly threatening—comments about U.S. Assistant District Attorney J. Gregory Damm and the jury hearing the case.

Kahre, a construction company executive, was charged with income tax evasion, fraud and criminal conspiracy for paying contractors with gold and silver U.S. coins based on their precious metal value but using the much lower face values on the coins for tax purposes.

Ironically, those coins are considered legal tender by the big government boys and girls, but they don’t like the coins being used that way. But that’s an article for another day.

The story ran May 26, 2009, and within days had more than 200 comments posted on the story. By June 2 the paper had the subpoena in hand requesting the information, according to press reports.

The U.S. Attorney initially sought the names of all who posted remarks about the article. But the paper resisted and the government backed down and singled out two it didn’t like. The newspaper was willing to relent on those two, but the ACLU filed court documents to stop it.

In the comments, one of the posters called the jury members “dummies” and said they should be “hung” if they convicted Kayre. The other wanted to bet the U.S. Attorney wouldn’t celebrate his next birthday.

There were others, too. In them Damm was called a fascist and other names. In response, Damm did what any self-respecting fascist would. He sought to intimidate, if not arrest, those who so labeled him.

Freedom of speech in America is supposed to mean people are free to express themselves regardless of who gets their feelings hurt. But of late the government boys and girls don’t seem to like that idea. Hence we get terms like hate speech and terrorism and threats lumped into one big category that makes one person’s speech unacceptable—meaning no longer free.

I wonder what the British government thought about Thomas Paine? Probably thought his Common Sense was hate speech. He wrote it anonymously and it helped to foment the ideas that led to a revolution. That should be a particularly poignant thought coming off the 233rd birthday of our Republic.

And I’m sure that if someone wanted to be offended some of the comments posted on Personal Liberty Digest could be considered offensive, what with names like right wing nut job and commie pinko—and some worse—being slung around willy-nilly.

But America is not Iran. Americans can still—today at least—lean on the First Amendment when they want to express themselves.

They can even hold Tea Party protests—although Tea Parties upset liberals and government boys and girls who like to use free speech to call the Tea Party participants ugly names and then turn around and claim hate speech when the names are turned back on them.

Acid Buildup in The Tissue Equals Early Aging, Cancer and Death

When our alkaline reserve is depleted, death follows.

I’ve stated that vitamin D3 is essential to absorb calcium from the stomach into the blood; otherwise calcium passes through the body via the intestines. The 1 percent blood calcium is all that stands between the body and pathogenic disease. Acid waste accumulates in the body tissue, and death is the progressive saturation of acid waste in the tissue and the cells.

Even though we may have adequate blood calcium, our tissue calcium can still be low and in deficit. Fatty acid or vitamin F is required to move blood calcium into the tissue cells.

When tissue cell calcium is low, the void is filled with acid. Viruses, fungus and bacteria can only survive in an acid environment. Acid buildup in the tissue is toxic waste that creates more toxic waste. It compounds toxic waste. This is exactly what is happening to millions of Americans, but it is a slow process and does not appear as arthritis for many years.

Vaginal infections including Herpes Simplex II, as well as kidney and urinary tract infections thrive in a body saturated and debilitated with acidity. Candida Albicans is also the result of too much acid in the cell fluids. It has been proven many times that as acidity is reversed to alkalinity, candida goes away.

The presence of blood and tissue calcium balance means an absence of acidity and disease. Sickness and disease love acid. Acidity is fertilizer to cell mutation and malignancy.

Body acidity interferes with normal cell death or apoptosis. This is the basis of normal cells mutating into malignancy. Therefore, health requires that our critical one percent reserves in the blood and tissue calcium remain in balance.

At all times the healthy body requires an excess of alkaline reserves to support the body skeleton, and equally to keep the critical 1 percent alkaline balance in the blood and the cell tissue. This is the absolute best guarantee against disease. Our glands and organs function properly in exact proportion to the balance of alkaline and acid balance.

The heart, for example, is one of the most alkaline-dependent organs in the body. Correct heartbeat is altered by acid wastes. These acid wastes rob the blood of proper oxygenation and degeneration of the heart follows.

Heart patients certainly need to know that alkalinity means more oxygen. Heart pain or angina is a major symptom of oxygen starvation. Take a few alkaline drops in each glass of water you drink.

The whole body needs to be slightly alkaline. We all know that our bony frame needs calcium. But our focus here is on the little one percent critically needed as ionizable calcium in the blood and the tissue.

It is the blood calcium (alkalinity) that is responsible for the alternate contraction and relaxation of the heart muscle.

Ionized (diffusable) calcium stops the growth of bacteria. Remember that ionized calcium in the blood and the cell tissue cannot exist without vitamin D3 (cholocalciferal).

Acidity causes fatigue, shortness of breath, prevents apoptosis or normal cell death, causing malignancy and ultimately death.

Foods and drink that prevent acidosis and are alkaline forming:

1) Drink six to eight 8-ounce glasses of water daily. Be sure to add one-fourth teaspoon sea salt in every other glass (not if you are salt sensitive or have very high blood pressure.) Also be sure to alkalize your water or drink with six to eight alkaline drops in each glass. You can get the drops from a company that sells nutritional supplements.

2) Most vegetables and most fruits (citrus) are alkaline-forming foods.

3) Deep breathing helps get rid of extra acid.

4) Alkaline forming minerals are sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium.

5) Potatoes are alkaline forming with the skin on. Add pears, cucumber, watermelon, eggplant, coffee (yes, coffee), onions, tea, pickles, string beans, human milk, raw cow’s milk, asparagus is par excellent, shiitake mushroom, spinach, bananas, chestnuts, carrots, strawberries, radish, cabbage, squash, sweet potatoes, turnips and turnip greens, apples, egg white, cayenne pepper and garlic.

A word about asparagus:  Even canned, it drops only to a 6.0 pH. It is a very powerful acid reducer and known therapy for cancer. Its high ammonia content literally plummets one into alkalinity in a very short period of time. In the past, asparagus has been considered acid forming because it so quickly detoxifies the person, leaving acid residues in urine specimens immediately after ingestion. But this residue becomes an alkaline ash exactly as does grapefruit.

Food enzymes so vital to digestion and assimilation are found only in fresh and raw foods.

All chlorophyll products build the blood and powerfully alkalize the body system. The only difference between chlorophyll and human blood is that the center of the chlorophyll molecule is magnesium and human blood is iron. Different types of chlorophyll available are fresh water algae, seaweed, spirulina, wheat grass, barley grass and alfalfa.

Chlorophyll is the essence of the life-supporting nutritional pattern of our planet. Of course cooking green foods destroys most of the chlorophyll content. Almost all (99.9 percent) of the chlorophyll supplements sold are water soluble, and thus void of any nutrition. Fat-soluble chlorophyll contains vitamins A, E, F and K and purifies the blood.

Now to vital information relating to pH or acid/alkaline balance. This information can easily be the difference between life and longevity with quality and/or drug dependent acid saturation and early death with cancer.

The essence of this subject is hydrochloric acid (HCl), or stomach acid. This is the only acid the body makes. All other acids in the body are toxic acids of fermentation caused from acidity.

HCl is absolutely essential for life. Without it the body cannot make the proper chemical conversions to alkalinity.

The life-giving and life-sustaining function of HCL is to break down food as it arrives in the stomach. If hydrochloric acid is insufficient, food becomes a mass of poorly digested acid waste residues called organic acids of fermentation.

As most of you readers know, the pharmaceutical answer to this is antacids which compound the problem making low and insufficient stomach acid even lower. Temporary relief hides this fraudulent commerce. All the antacids do is to temporarily quiet the waste acids of fermentation caused by low stomach acid in the first place. The only therapy for low stomach acid or HCL is more hydrochloric acid, not less.

Over time, educed HCL foretells and guarantees illness—and finally death—with stomach cancer.

Hydrochloric acid begins a disturbing decline around age 40, though today it shows up at all ages because of our refined carbohydrate diets.

The modern American diet of refined foods is highly acidic. This creates a volume of waste acids which is symptomatic of acid indigestion or "heartburn." This is discomfort from fermenting waste acids, not from too much good HCL stomach acid. Instead, it is a symptom of not enough hydrochloric stomach acid. Adequate HCL would prevent organic acids (waste acids) in the first place, and negative symptoms would never appear.

Therefore, the true therapy for so-called "heartburn and acid indigestion" is more hydrochloric acid. Everyone should take it before every meal for many health reasons.

Adequate HCL is our first line of defense against the various destructive microbes that enter the body by way of food. HCL actually kills and digests pathogens. It also cleans up detrimental waste acid byproducts. Therefore, it is critical that all readers understand that adequate HCL levels greatly reduce tissue acid waste buildup.

HCL keeps us alive by maintaining proper alkaline/acid balance and then becomes alkaline after its vital job in the digestive process is done. Eight essential amino acids, two vitamins and 15 minerals are dependent on proper HCL for absorption. Vitamin B12 and folic acid simply will not be absorbed from food sources without adequate HCL in the stomach.

Therefore HCL is our first line of defense because its end result is that it becomes alkaline after doing all of its stomach functions as an acid.

What we have here is a solution to fundamental health that is simple, yet empowers the individual to protect their basic health in spite of the trillion-dollar profiteers who perpetuate their empires on false symptomatic relief.

This writing is based on the books Acid and Alkaline by Herman Aihara, Alkalize or Die by Dr. Theodore A. Baroody and Three Years of HCL Therapy.

San Diego County Backs Off Threat to Shut Down Bible Study

Score one, at least temporarily, for the First Amendment, which has been revived after what seemed a death blow in California.

In San Diego, county officials have reneged on their demand that a preacher and his wife discontinue weekly Bible studies in their home until they obtain a Major Use Permit, a process that costs tens of thousands of dollars.

According to news reports out of San Diego, Pastor David Jones and his wife Mary were interrogated by a county official and then threatened with increasing fines if they continued holding their Tuesday night Bible studies. The studies regularly drew about 15 people.

Attorney Dean Broyles of The Western Center for Law and Policy told 10 News television the county official asked:

  • Do you have a regular meeting in your home?
  • Do you say amen?
  • Do you pray?
  • Do you say “Praise the Lord?”

They answered in the affirmative on all four questions. The official then told the couple they were in violation of county regulations. A few days later they received a written warning that listed “unlawful use of land” and told them to “stop religious assembly or apply for a major use permit,” according to Broyles.

Reports of the county’s actions drew howls of protest from liberty-minded groups and received a lot of attention in the blogosphere, as well they should. As a group, government bureaucrats lack any kind of common sense. That one would attempt to shut down a home Bible study demonstrates a lack of understanding or lack of education about our country’s founding and what led to the establishment of our nation’s Bill of Rights.

The hue and cry from freedom-loving Americans obviously worked. On May 29, County Chief Administrative Officer Walt Ekard issued a statement saying the Bible study could continue.

“I have received dozens of emails and calls from people concerned about reports that the county is attempting to muzzle religious expression by shutting down a neighborhood Bible study. As chief administrative officer for San Diego County, I want to say in the most direct terms: the county has never tried to stifle religious expression and never will,” Ekard said.

“More importantly, let me be clear: religious intolerance in any form is not, and never will be, allowed under any circumstance in San Diego County government,” he said.

As encouraging as it is that the county reversed itself, nothing in Ekard’s statement addresses the questions asked by a county official about what the Joneses were doing in their home.

It’s none of the county’s business what the Joneses were doing in their home, and the questions about whether they were saying amen, praying and praising the Lord should have been answered with a slammed door.

So, religious freedom in America has withstood, for now at least, another attack. But stay vigilant. The agents of tyranny are persistent.