What will be the status of Indian Hill Road? Will it be open or closed to vehicular traffic?
Parking. Given the needed access to the Tecumseh Trail, will some parking be available? Will this require the county to offer to acquire some land?
Currently, to park your car in order to walk to the tracks and trail, it may better to park along the nearby road on the north side of SR-45. Alternatively, come in from the south and park just before you reach the ford.
DNR owns land north of the crossing.
Disposition of the Road – Ownership. It’s a county road that allows for very limited lateral excursions. The road acquired it’s present status due to being in continuous use for a long time. Transfer of ownership was not granted to BC by either a property owner, or through recourse to eminent domain.
In this case, the road is open for public passage due to prescriptive use (see attached article titled “Identifying Rural Roads”, starting on pg. numbered 162). This is a valuable resource for rural road management.
Apparent Right-of-Way in Indiana. This article distinguishes between prescriptive and statutory use. In neither case does is there a transfer of ownership. The problems of width of a right-of-way are discussed at length.
Hoosier Hikers Council – Tecumseh Trail. In terms of hills, the Tecumseh Trail is often considered a gentler version and training ground of the Knobstone Trail, a 52-mile one-way path that is further south in Indiana, near the city of Salem. While the Tecumseh’s path does consist of many large hills, ascents are not typically as steep, long, or frequent as those of the Knobstone Trail.
Knobstone Hiking Trail Association. The KnobstoneHikingTrailAssociation (KHTA) was formed in 2013 to become the steward of this great trail. The KHTA is a non-profit organization dedicated to completion, preservation, and promotion of the KHT. We depend on Association members and volunteers for its very existence. Only a part of it is on public land maintained by government …
Jan 3, 2020. Morton Marcus: Knobstone could be Indiana’s trail to tomorrow, IBJ. Outdoor recreation, the OR sector, is an important aspect of tourism. Many people happily travel great distances to visit picturesque and unique environs. They enjoy walking, hiking, bike riding, bird watching, bug collecting, climbing, picnicking, playing golf and tennis, and numerous other outdoor activities.
DINO Trail Run Series – Dinoseries – Home. The DINOTrail Run Series takes you to some of the most scenic and challenging trails in central Indiana. Most of these trails are hiking and/or mountain bike trails. On a typical course, you’ll face a variety of challenges; such as hills, dirt, rocks, roots, and occasionally mud and stream crossings.
The trail has been a destination for runners from dozens of states who participate in the DINO (Do INdiana off-road) race, with participation growing to more than 700 in 2010. But now the point-to-point race route has been turned into a loop due to the Indian Hill Road railroad crossing closure. As of Oct. 8, DINO and the Indiana Trail Running Association had no progress with creating a pedestrian railroad crossing, forcing them to make the Tecumseh Trail Challenge a looped route. DINO Director Brian Holzhausen said it was a “difficult decision.”
Independent Voters of Brown County IN – Posts Regarding Closing the Access to the Tecumseh Trail
The trail has been a destination for runners from dozens of states who participate in the DINO (Do INdiana off-road) race, with participation growing to more than 700 in 2010. But now the point-to-point race route has been turned into a loop due to the Indian Hill Road railroad crossing closure. As of Oct. 8, DINO and the Indiana Trail Running Association had no progress with creating a pedestrian railroad crossing, forcing them to make the Tecumseh Trail Challenge a looped route. DINO Director Brian Holzhausen said it was a “difficult decision.”
Correspondence from Groups Outside Brown County working to open up the Tecumseh Trail – (KHTA – Knobstone Hiking Trail Association, Indiana Legislative Trails Caucus Co-Chairs, Do Indiana Offroad (DINO), Chris May, State Representative, Matt Pierce, Indiana House of Representatives.)
As co-chairs of the bipartisan, bicameral Indiana Legislative Trails Caucus, we are writing to urge you to reestablish a pedestrian crossing for the Tecumseh Hiking Trail across the Indiana Railroad at Indian Hill Road. The rail crossing closure has blocked through-hiking on the Tecumseh Hiking Trail that connects with a number of other trails to form a trail system spanning over 160 miles and 8 counties. Without the pedestrian crossing, the only way to get across the railroad is to take a five to six mile walking detour. This is a significant impediment for through hikers and defeats the goal of having a continuous trail system.
Closure of Indian Hill Road at the railroad crossing imposes obvious and severe challenges on local residents. Closure also challenges the wide range of recreational activities and user groups that depend on passage through the crossing. Complete closure of the Tecumseh Trail at this key point effectively shuts down the potential to complete longdistance hikes and trail runs.
DINO is one of the groups that depend upon this vital connection point along the Tecumseh Trail. We know with certainty that hikers, backpackers, cyclists, and local residents all depend upon passage through this crossing. We expect that hunters, birdwatchers, and other outdoor enthusiasts also feel the effect of the closure.
I am writing to urge the Indiana Railroad Company to establish a pedestrain crossing for the Tecumseh Hiking Trail at Indiana Hill Road (IHR) in Brown County. The closing of this rail crossing impacts many hikders along the Trail.
To date, the Knobstone Hiking Trail Association (KHTA) Board of Directors has received no response to its letter of May 27, 2021, requesting that the Indiana Railroad Company (IRRC) join with KHTA and other stakeholders in creating a pedestrian crossing at the location where Indian Hill Road (IHR) crosses the IRRC right of way near IN-45 in Trevlac, Brown County, Indiana.
An article in the Brown County Democrat, highlighting the present status of the Tecumseh closing at IHR, points to a number of these stakeholders: the KHTA, Hoosier Hikers Council, DINO (the Tecumseh races it organizes and the runners that participate), the Indiana Trail Running Association, and thousands of individuals hiking the Tecumseh for purposes ranging from day hikes to longer distance multiday hikes by Scouts training for Philmont.
I am writing to urge the Indiana Railroad Company to establish a pedestrian crossing for the Tecumseh Hiking Trail at Indian Hill Road (IHR) in Brown County. The decision to close the rail crossing at this location has resulted in the blocking of the Trail, adversely impacting hikers. The Tecumseh Hiking Trail is 42 miles long. It adjoins the Knobstone Hiking Trail in the Hoosier National Forest and connects with a number of other trails to form a trail system spanning over 160 miles and 8 counties. The rail crossing closure has blocked through-hiking on this trail system. Without a pedestrian crossing, the only way to get across the railroad is to take a five to six mile walking detour. For those seeking to backpack or hike across the trail, this is a significant barrier.
Recent closing of the rail crossing at Indian Hill Road (IHR) in Brown County bisects the Tecumseh Hiking Trail (part of the longest continuous forest hiking trail in Indiana), creating insuperable difficulties for the Indiana hiking public. Regrettably, closing was enacted absent prior consultation with the full range of stakeholders – regional and recreation – directly impacted by, or looking for benefit from, this resource.
For Brown County, the landscape is what has attracted residents and visitors. Brown County is the most forested county in the State. The landscape also attracted the artists and led to the State creating the State Park. Tourism emerged to serve the visitors. Outdoor Recreation (OR) and an appreciation of the landscape – especially in the Fall, have been main attractors.
The MAIN REVENUE GENERATION “engine” for the county is RESIDENTS! The majority include individuals that live here and commute outside the county (or can work from home) for the better paying jobs, residents in occupations other than tourism, and retirees.
The Brown County Community Readiness Initiative, a survey and economic assessment conducted by the Ball State Economic and Research Institute, concluded that Brown County’s greatest potential for economic growth is not tourism, but as a bedroom community. – BC Democrat – Sara Clifford
The expansion of broadband within the county is a new and positive change. It supports the live her, work elsewhere philosophy.
In 2019, 7,126 residents reported adjusted gross (taxable) income of $425 million dollars. This is the source of the revenue for the county government. The county is primarily funded by income and property taxes.
Government data indicates service level jobs are among the lowest paid. The Rockport Analytics study identifed “an average wage of $19,259 in gross wages.”
The State is primarily funded by Sales Tax and Income Tax. Increasing revenue from sales tax is the driver for subsiding the marketing of tourism via the innkeepers tax.
Revenue from the innkeeprs tax is a county assest. Review and approval of how this money is spent is the statutory responsiblity of the County Council. The revenue from this tax can be spent on just about anything that leads to attracting tourists.
Examples: A “music venue”, tourist center, historical preservation, wellness, agriculture, education, recreation, etc. Additional examples on types, categories and tourism related issues provided at Tourism-Wikipedia. See also overtourism and too much tourism.
The Convention Visitors Commission (CVC) is responsible for developing a plan and budget and the Conventions Vistors Bureau (CVB) is provided funing to market tourism. Before the Music Center (which now uses the revenue for mortgage and operating expenses), the CVB was given approximately 95% of the innkpeers tax revenue. Results from the marketing strategies have not been made publically available.
The Commissioners are responsble for developing a County Comprehensive Plan that should include a vision for tourism. The current plan does not include this vision. Consequently, residents not involved in the tourims industry have no input on how and where the revenue from the innkeerps tax will be spent. However, this can be easily changed by electing more resident focused representatives.
County Economic Development Strategic Plan
Econ Development Strategic Plan and Timeline – The Plan was “accepted” for payment by the commissioners but not approved by the commissioners nor reviewed or approved at a formal meeting of the Redevelopment Commission (RDC). In addition, the public did not have the opportunity to comment.
The entire 79-page plan first became public after a Nov. 20 public hearing with the Brown County Commissioners and Brown County Redevelopment Commission. However, neither group had read the entire plan by the time of the hearing, and the public hadn’t had an opportunity to see it yet.
An income survey commissioneed by the County RDC identifed that 53.1% of county residents are in the low to moderate income level. This qualified the county for federal planning grants. Approximately over 50% of students in the schools qualify for free or reduced lunches.
Income Trends 1999-2018. Trends on those reporting income of $50,000 or more are trending up. Trends on those making $30,000 and less trending down.
Trends in Tourism.
Nashville has identified its intent to be a “driver” of regional tourism.
From seasonal to year round. Hard Truth Hills and The Brown County Music Center attract more year-round tourism. They also attract additional tourism ventures such as tourist home rentals, the planned resort at Rawhide Ranch and a new tiny house campground.
The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) voted against a 185 Site RV Campground. Views expressed support for the project but not the location.
Despitre the increase in the number of tourists, state highways (46 and 135) and county roads will likely remain at two-lanes for the foreseeable future.
Another change is in the increase in the number of liquor licenses.
Mountain-Biking another new attraction.
Nov 19, 2021 — Out-Door Music — Nashville Town Council working on changes to the Noise Ordinance.
DRAFT – Town Noise Ordinance .”..It shall be unlawful under this ordinance to: “Intentionally create sound/noise louder than 90 decibels between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday or between 11:00 p.m. and 7 a.m. on Friday or Saturday.”
Nashville includes most if not all of its territory in a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District. This means that the town (not the county) retain the increased property tax revenue as a result of development.
Nashville has also identifed their desire to expand sewer service to areas outside the town limits without identifying a need. Expansion may help to spread the cost and maintance to more customers.
Nashvilles Strategic Advisor on the proposed Little Opry Apartment Complex: “And so to get sanitary sewer there and get people off septic, obviously is an EPA mandate. I’d love to see that.”
Unnecessary infrastructure costs (sewers for example) add to the cost of living. The Helmsburg rate of $92.50 is outrageous. And many residents may need help with reparing and replacing septic systems.
Brown County has one of the highest median home prices in the state. This reinforces the fact that there is still a demand for people to live her but generate income from outside the county.
The lack of “Affordable Housing” has been a recurring topic that market forces (supply/demand) have not resolved. The tourism industry may be especially effected by attracting workers at modest pay scales that can not afford to live in the county.
Avoid Gentrification? Policies that lead to increases in the cost of living (taxes, utilities, housing) where the lower income residents are replaced with those with incomes in the middle to higher income levels.
Causes of the decline? State code changed in the 2008/09 period that allowed residents to send their kids to any public school without cost. Residents that commuted to jobs outside the county could choose schools in the surrounding counties. Home Schooling options also made it more attractive for parents to support this option. On demographics, we have one of the oldest median ages in the state. Low enrollment is also due to lower birth rates. And, high median home prices and lack of an inventory of homes in the starter (affordable) range may also be contributing to the decline. Most residents have always chosen to live here but commute outside the county for the better-paying jobs. Differences now may be the pay of jobs, and more competition for housing in the county which drives up prices.
Given the tax base, the commissioners and council chose to rely on increases in income tax and keep property taxes low. The income rate became one of the highest in the state and was doubled in 10 years, and maxed out. The county recently shifted policy from income to property.
Property tax rates have been among the lowest in the state. This makes owning property, tourist rentals, and second homes more attractive. This also contribites to higher median home values.
“People say, ‘Well, we can’t change.’ But we can change and still retain some of the flavor of Brown County. We need people to live here. I’m in the tourist business but we don’t want to turn this town over to the tourists. You can go to Gatlinburg if you want to see what happens to a town that turns it all over to business. It’s not a town anymore—it’s a shopping center. We need people here. This town needs to be alive.”
“We don’t need to be slick and highly commercial. We need to be more country. Country is what we sell…. We need to maintain that. Once you destroy that, it won’t come back.”
A study of tourism and economic sustainability by Tim Clark. Provides context regarding tourism-related jobs and wages. Note: The proponents of the government-owned Music Center project claimed that the Music Center “…. could be what it takes to turn things around economically for Brown County.” This article was written to offer another perspective. The county is funded primarily by income and property tax.
Deming’s contributions in the area of quality improvement were recognized by Fortune magazine as being among the 20 that have shaped the modern world of business and by U.S. News and World Report as one of nine turning points in history.
The top turning point was identified as “The Apostle Paul, whose preaching and eloquent writings led to mass acceptance of Christianity.
SPC Press is pleased to offer, as a free download, the internationally acclaimed self-study course 12 Days to Deming. Written by our colleague and friend, Dr. Henry Neave, this class is without a doubt the best self-study curriculum available today on the thoughts and teachings of Dr. W. Edwards Deming. Those who might be interested in this course should read the Preface and Welcome in the file “A. PLEASE START HERE” to discover why Dr. Neave refers to this as an active-learning course.
This is an excellent supplement and follow-on to what Deming presented in his Four-Day Seminars. I had the opportunity to attend one these in 1988.
Henry Neave was a friend, student, and colleague of Dr. Deming. Deming wrote the forward to Neave’s book – The Deming Dimension. In this book, Deming provides the secret on page 57 to understand the foundation of his theory, principles, and method. He stated the following:
“If I had to reduce my message for management to just a few words, I’d say it all has to do with reducing variation.” WED
This conclusion is the equivalent of living at a time in history where it was an accepted belief that the world was flat. It takes some time to overcome the old belief and adopt the new. To help shorten the learning curve, check out my site at Success Through Quality.
Does anyone know what the process is for tracking outcomes and ensuring the money is spent as intended? Does this include frequent reporting on status? Any examples from past spending bills? Any reports that the money spent was wasted? How has the overall process for accountability improved over time?
Our system was designed to support continuous improvement. The flaw in the system is the lack of a shared method. It would also help if “We The People” acknowledged that we are “top management.” You can delegate accountability to elected officials but not responsibility.
A study referenced at Represent.US – The Problem identifies results from a study that indicated that data from nearly 2000 public opinion surveys that compared what the public (top management) wanted to what the government actually did, concluded that the opinions of 90% of Americans (top management) have essentially no impact at all. This finding was not challenged by the legacy media but led to whether America was functioning as an oligarchy.Elected officials should be serving as our “lobbyists” in supporting legislation that leads to outcomes where we all benefit, or at least are not any worse off in the long term. But, this is probably not enough – citizens need to become educated and engaged. And, we need a “method” that will be used to determine when change (new laws, policies, regulations) leads to improvement.
Deming identified that you just needed a critical mass of leaders to support the needed changes. This includes a relatively small percentage of individuals within groups, communities, organizations, industries, and countries. These leaders would need to have a basic understanding of variation, including common and special causes of variation, tampering, stable and unstable systems in the context of the PDSA cycle. This should be supported using common language and terms and avoiding the quality jargon. The aim is to support changes that lead to results where everyone can benefit, or at least, are not any worse off in the long-term. The basics can be successfully taught and applied at the middle school level. The challenges are from those that support suboptimal (zero-sum) outcomes, want to remain in their comfort zones, and/or support and have a vested interest in the status quo. These types of challenges have always required leadership to help overcome. What’s NEW is the Deming-based methods. Anyone that has made and sustained a change has applied the new methods using different terms. A shared method and framework can produce significant and immediate improvement at any level.
… “hidden truths.” It’s a given – every man-made system has a level of corruption. The degree of corruption correlates to the level of transparency. And depending on the moral standard used, “truth” can be relative.
Excellent presentation. Provided more background on the threat from globalists represented by the World Economic Forum. Significant among these is “cyber-Covid.” I updated the post to include this information. See:The Global Threat – World Economic Forum
America is under unprecedented attack. Challenges include a more pervasive belief that man and a larger, more tyrannical, and controlling government inspired by Marxist philosophies, will lead to man’s version of utopia. History, however, indicates that this “utopia” is Hell on earth.
Biblical prophecy identifies that humans are not basically good. We are all sinners (imperfect). Another insight is that some humans will continually seek to gain, centralize, and abuse power. In a political context, this eventually leads to a “one-world” government that the antichrist will control, followed by Armageddon. Armageddon is the final battle between good and evil. As prophesized, Jesus Christ will return and defeat evil. He establishes peace on earth for 1,000 years and then for eternity. “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. – Mathew 13:32, NIV
The United States is a secular country whose design was influenced by Judeo-Christian principles. Our Founders, many of whom were Christians, understood the Bible, lessons from history and insight into human nature. The Constitution includes built-in checks and balances on power. The Bill of (Human) Rights empowers “We the People” (top management) to work together in pursuit of “a more perfect Union.” This requires that changes result in outcomes where everyone benefits (more needs are met), or at least, are not any worse off in the long-term. This is in contrast to our current situation, where actions motivated by hate and contempt are taken to divide, weaken, destroy, and transform the country.
Regarding the term “perfect”, in the Christian context, only God is perfect; man is imperfect and expected to improve. Jesus Christ is the standard of perfection. These facts align with the principles of continuous improvement and quality management. Reducing variation from the ideal (more perfect) leads to more needs being met and less harm on people when needs are not met. Additional information at: Success through Quality.
Challenges to the Constitution continued after it was signed into law. These challenges contributed to Benjamin Franklin’s response “to a group of citizens asking what sort of government the delegates had created.” His reply: “A republic, if you can keep it.”
Have we “kept it?” The checks and balances on power have been slowly eroded to the extent the U.S. may now be functioning more as an oligarchy than a Republic. Key findings from a study referenced at Represent.US concluded the following:
“… data from nearly 2000 public opinion surveys … compared what the public wanted to what the government actually did. What they found was extremely unsettling: The opinions of 90% of Americans have essentially no impact at all.”
This erosion on the checks and balances on power manifests in the harm caused today by the Leftist strategies and policies pursued by the current administration and its allies.
The Constitution and Bill of Rights is our last line of defense and provide citizens the power to fight back against the policies of the Leftists and mitigate their destructive effects. We can work together within our local community to work through these turbulent and chaotic times while strengthening our Republic. Eventually, there is a transition to The Better Times – the banishment of evil and Peace on Earth.
“Political tags – such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth – are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.” -Robert A. Heinlein, The Notebooks of Lazarus Long
Global Governance. Global governance is a means to manage issues that cut across national borders …Though traditionally centred on diplomacy and international organizations, a wide variety of public and private actors now engage in cross-border governance. The work itself has expanded well beyond treaty-making to include formal and informal monitoring, standard-setting, enforcement, and financing.
Global Future Councils –the world’s foremost multi-stakeholder and interdisciplinary knowledge network dedicated to promoting innovative thinking to shape a more resilient, inclusive and sustainable future.
“Freedom is a fragile thing and it’s never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by way of inheritance: it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people.” –Ronald Reagan
Scenarios are a good way of providing a context to help understand the conflicts associated with current events, including the political and cultural divides. Projections of what might happen in the future include current actions and reactions to these events, leading to counteractions.
This post supports a secular and non-secular approach to improvement that aligns with traditionally defined liberal and conservative values in the context of a Christian worldview. The traditionally defined conservative and liberal shares a love for the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and considered representing the political center. The aim of the post is to support principles, methods, and actions that can result in outcomes where everyone can benefit, or at least, are not any worse off in the long term.
In contrast to policies that unite (E Pluribus Unum), national policies ceding more power and control to the government to include unjustified mandates are destructive, divisive, and negatively affect all Americans and liberty-loving people worldwide.
Actions – Biden Administration. This includes Leftist policies, including “Build Back Better” that align with The Great Reset. This scenario reflects the desire for an expansion and centralization of government control (more power in the hands of the few) in all aspects of life with the belief that the leftist vision of utopia is best for America. These policies are like a virus that deliberately aims to weaken and destroy the country. Klaus Schwab’s The Great Reset outlines the globalist, elitist, and deep state positions as opposed to national interests.
Global leaders discussed how the Build Back Better World, Global Gateway and Clean Green Initiatives will jumpstart investment, sharpen focus, and mobilize resources to meet critical infrastructure needs to support economic growth, while ensuring that this infrastructure is clean, resilient, and consistent with a net-zero future.
How Close Is Total Social and Economic Collapse? By Jeffrey A Tucker, October 15, 2021. How bad must it get before human rationality and reason take over from political egos and careerist duplicity? We are going to find out in the next 12 months. It’s going to be a very long winter.”
Reaction – Populist (Republican/Political Middle) Counteraction. This includes working to gain control of Congress in 2022 and 2024 and the Presidency in 2024. A priority is to work to ensure election integrity and counter the attacks on America by the Leftists. The expectation is to reverse the push towards socialism and restore the Constitutional Republic and the rule of law. Given the political and cultural differences, this will unlikely bridge the divides in the country and may increase them. What is needed is an optimal and comprehensive strategy that can be successfully applied locally as well as nationally and globally. The Brown County Leader Network provides examples of a strategy, methods, and tools for supporting improvement.
Election Cycles – Change without improvement? “First, modern American elections are about change. In 2008 we got Barack Obama. In 2010 we got a huge backlash to Obama in the midterms. In 2012 we got backlash to the backlash, and Obama won again easily. In 2014, we saw Democrats get creamed again. In 2016, after eight years of Obama, we got the ultimate change: Donald J. Trump. In 2018 we had a midterms backlash to Trump. In 2020 we got a second backlash to Trump with Joe Biden. And so in 2021 and 2022. What would you guess is going to happen?” Isaac Saul, Tangle
“The Republic will be restored but will we be apart? Or, will we be Rip van Winkle and sleep through a great revolution? “It is always the right time to do the right thing.” Now is the time to stand up and be counted with the great souls of every generation that have stood up. …. Great victories require great battles, and the last battle will be the greatest of all.”
John Adams, the second president of the United States, said, “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion … Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
Counteraction – Christian Worldview and The Great Reset. Biblical prophecy indicates the emergence of a one-world government that is controlled by the antichrist. Israel is at the center of Armageddon. After a period of turmoil and tribulations, Jesus Christ restores order and establishes peace on earth for a thousand years and then for eternity, e.g., The Better Times. Individuals that choose to embrace the Christian faith gain eternal life.
The transition to a one-world government is not expected to be an easy transition.
Luke 21:10-11. “Then he said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.“
The United States is not inferred in Revelations as coming to the aid of Israel in the final battle, which begs the question – what happens to and in America? Another question – How does the world and the United States transition to this one-world government? What would be the indicators?
The End Times and the Great Reset
“Modern history is the dialogue between two men: one who believes in God, another who believes he is a god.” — ― Nicolás Gómez Dávila
Christian faith includes the belief that actions motivated by love will result in outcomes where everyone benefits or at least, or not any worse off in the long-term. The End-Times will lead to The Better Times.
Anti-God – Satanic. Marxist principles serve as the foundation for political policies and systems, including progressivism, socialism, and communism. A core belief is that man, not God, can create a moral standard and a utopia on earth. These beliefs and resulting actions have never worked and contributed to millions of deaths. Marx was raised in a Christian home but later abandoned God and associated with Satan. Marx declared: “I long to take vengeance on the One Who rules from above … We make war against all prevailing ideas of religion, of the state, of country, of patriotism.”
Now” the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” 2 Corinthians 3:17, NIV
The report describes how Biden’s targets are the First Amendment and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Klaus Schwab’s The Great Reset outlines the globalist, elitist, and deep state positions for controlling the world as opposed to national interests.
The Great Reset.“What they mean by the Great Reset is exactly what they warned that Agenda 21 was all about – the reorganization of human society. That means a massive change, or the outright elimination, of our economy, income sources and jobs, private property, personal privacy, individual choice, families as we know them, information sources, communication, entertainment, energy source and use, education process, food source, housing, cities, farms, health care, national sovereignty, and our system of government. And the goal is to accomplish it all by 2030. Now, how could that be possible?”
Adversaries “Adversary: someone who offers opposition”
“We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” — Barack Obama in Columbia, Missouri on October 30, 2008.
Adversaries include the following: The Global Elites including some American billionaires, politicians, and government officials that support The Great Reset; The “Woke” Corporations and their CEOs that embrace globalist vs. nationalist interests; Big Tech, Big Pharma, and the Leftist media; The Biden Administration and it’s officials that are executing the Marxist based progressive policies envisioned by the Obama Administration to support their aim of “Transforming America” to a socialist state managed by the “elite.” The political and administrative Deep State – Rinos and Dinos; The naive, apathetic, and disinterested Americans who do not recognize the scope and effect of the fundamental changes supported through Executive Orders (EOs), legislation, and regulations.
Strategy and Tactics? This includes actions by any individual and group (government, non-government) that weaken the country. The intent is to facilitate submission to a socialist government and rule by the elites. In the interim, weakness makes us vulnerable to attacks by our foreign adversaries, such as China and Russia.
When reading and learning more about the “State of America” via the media, social media platforms, et al., the volume and variety of attacks on America can be perceived as being overwhelming. This is the intent where it is hoped citizens will give up and accept their fate.
Why The Left Always Projects, Victor Davis Hanson. The Left is addicted to projection—the psycho-political syndrome of attributing all of one’s own sins to one’s opponents.
Corporate media outlets are not fanning the flames of racial division for ratings or relevance. The goal is revolution, the rewriting of our Constitution and the dismantling of Western civilization.
CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, your local newspaper, and their collaborators in China and Silicon Valley want to define America as a failure, a casualty of institutionalized racism, a human experiment in need of radical change. By pointing out this obvious fact, I run the risk of being labeled a conspiracy theorist. By acknowledging this obvious fact, you run the risk of being labeled a conspiracy theorist.
The lies fertilize a revolution billionaire elitists are financing and promoting. They want a new constitution. They want America to operate like China, a country run by the communist party. Elites — athletes, entertainers, media personalities — all do quite well in China as long as they promote the government agenda.
Attacks on our strengths can be categorized by areas that include: Constitutional, Diplomatic, Political, Military, National Security, Domestic Tranquility and Security, Economic, Social, Information, Environment, Communications, Infrastructure, Legal, Education, Culture, Energy, Illegal Immigration, Health, Food, and Religion.
Quality-driven and Christian-supported changes are intended to lead to outcomes where everyone (all stakeholders) benefit or at least are not any worse off in the long-term. In contrast, Leftist policies have resulted in the following:
Leftists Policy Effects: A few of the outcomes from existing policies include: increased Illegal immigration, unsecured borders, increased spending and debt, increasing inflation including higher energy and food prices, wokeism, de-platforming, canceling, censorship, reductions in small businesses – the lifeblood our economy, suppression of information by Big Tech, election integrity, Afghanistan, identify politics (social justice, critical race theory), tyrannical Covid policies and mandates, weaker military and national security, green new deals, attack on history and culture, and overall, a greater division and polarity within America. Divide and conquer has usually been a successful strategy.
The U.S. military uses a variety of tools, such as ASCOPE/PMESII, to help organize and assess external threats and vulnerabilities. The same tools can be used to assess internal challenges. There are also a variety of methods and tools used within the quality profession to help assess, identify and prioritize improvement opportunities that will achieve the best results with the least amount of resources.
In his article: Opposing Tyranny, a summary of our current situation and strategies for meeting the challenges is provided by the Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis.
In his farewell address, which is well-known for warning about the perils of the military-industrial complex—and that was obviously a very astute observation—Dwight Eisenhower also warned about the increasing prevalence of scientific research intermingling with government money and he talked about there was a danger that public policy could be held captive by a scientific elite, he said the job of a statesman is not to allow policy to be held captive by one faction of society, but to harmonize all the competing interests and to make sure that you’re leading on behalf of the entire country, or, in my case, entire state. And that’s what we’ve done and we did what was right, we looked at the data ourselves, and Florida is better for it. And it’s not just on Covid that we’ve been standing out. Many of you may appreciate this, being from California. In Florida, we have the lowest per capita tax burden in the United States.
Profile in Courage: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis by David Blackmon. “Ron DeSantis gets it. He understands the existential threat a uniformly corrupt media establishment represents to our country.”
“The philosophy of the schoolroom in one generation will become the philosophy of the government in the next.” — Abraham Lincoln
Vaccines, Mandates, Shutdowns – The Great Reset
Covid is being leveraged to support the structural changes in our culture that will undermine individual rights as guaranteed by the Constitution and Bill of Rights. The lack of trust and transparency on vaccine efficacy, censorship on successful treatments with available drugs, undermining adverse effects, and discounting the value of natural immunity has led to charges by physicians that Covid policies represent crimes against humanity. The lack of action and follow-up on cases and indicators available through VAERS reinforces the allegations that crimes may be being committed.
“The evidence is in. Governors, journalists, scientists, university presidents, hospital administrators, and business leaders can continue to follow Dr. Anthony Fauci or open their eyes. After 700,000-plus COVID deaths and the devastating effects of lockdowns, it is time to return to basic principles of public health.” Martin Kulldorff and Jay Bhattacharya, November 1, 2021, “How Fauci Fooled America.“
Dr. Peter McCullough was among the first doctors to immediately and successfully treat Covid patients with available drugs and prevent hospitalizations. For his efforts, he has been censored and canceled. Dr. McCullough reinforces the case in his presentation that the vaccines and mandates are not so much about health but power and control. Video: Winning the War Against Therapeutic Nihilism & Trusted Treatments vs Untested Novel Therapies, Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, October 4, 2021.
COVID-19 and the Global Predators is much more than an analysis of the current exploitation of humanity under cover of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. It discloses for the first time the actual blueprint and master plan that was ten years in the making by global predators before the pandemic: a plan to reorganize the world in the name of public health.
,,, in a speech delivered to virtually to the Congress of Catholics and Public Life in Madrid on Thursday, Gomez — the archbishop of Los Angeles — argued “America’s new political religions” like “social justice,” “wokeness,” “identity politics” and “intersectionality” had “come to fill the space that Christian belief and practice once occupied.”
“An elite leadership class has risen in our countries that have little interest in religion and no real attachments to the nations they live in or to local traditions or cultures …”
While the secular and false gospel of wokeness is breeding tribalism, those who see God as Father are able to see everybody else as brothers and sisters.
What the world does not need, the archbishop tells us, is a “new secular religion to replace Christianity.” Instead, it needs “individual conscience and tolerance” and “greater humility and realism about the human condition,” which includes an acknowledgment of our “common frailty” and the fact “that we are all sinners.” It needs most of all, he says, for “you and me to be better witnesses. Better Christians. Let us begin by forgiving, loving, sacrificing for others, putting away spiritual poisons like resentment and envy.”
Cardinal Vigano, The Global Context – Criticisms of the Pope Counter Actions and Mitigation Strategies
“You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. These things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.” (Mark 13:1–8; Luke 21:5–9)
Cardinal Vigano reinforces what is currently happening (and prophesized in the Bible), including the harm caused by the Great Reset, the vaccines and mandates. He also reinforces our responsibility for non-compliance (fighting the mandates and abuse of power) and the role of preparation and prayer to help us get through the coming hard times. Dr. McCullough’s presentation also references the strategy for controlling populations through IDs/passports and healthcare.
Moloch – (Heb. Molech, king).—A divinity worshipped by the idolatrous Israelites. The chief feature of Moloch’s worship among the Jews seems to have been the sacrifice of children, and the usual expression for describing that sacrifice was “to pass through the fire”, a rite carried out after the victims had been put to death.
“Viganò asserts that vaccines normally go through years of rigorous testing, and that the lack of such a process in the case of COVID-19 jabs represents public health authorities conducting “experimentation on the entire world population.”
“The Archbishop referenced drug treatments that have proven effective in fighting COVID without the risks of vaccines, noting that such drugs have been discredited by global health bodies and the media.”
“It must be reiterated that there are effective treatments which cure patients and allow them to develop permanent natural immune defenses, something that the vaccines do not do,” he wrote. “Furthermore, these treatments do not cause serious side effects, since the drugs that are used have been licensed for decades.”
“International standards specify that an experimental drug cannot be authorized for distribution except in the absence of an effective alternative treatment: this is why drug agencies in the USA and Europe have prevented the use of hydroxychloroquine, ivermectin, hyper-immune plasma, and other therapies with proven effectiveness,” he added.
“Viganò goes on to state that the vaccines proving ineffective in preventing people from getting and passing on the virus means they can’t even be called vaccines.”
“The Archbishop expressed his fury at other members of the clergy and Pope Francis himself for facilitating a “crime against humanity” and “satanic action against God.”
Viganò is not the only Christian hierarch sounding this alarm. He has been joined by fellow prelate Cardinal Raymond Burke, who warned last December that the China virus is being used by supporters of “The Great Reset” to promote an “evil agenda.”
Malachy’s Last Pope Identified – in Bible Prophecy. The prophesied last pope is here according to Saint Malachy’s vision of 112 popes. … but it would not surprise me if Pope Francis dies suddenly and we have another pope. Then people will move on to the next “prophecy.”
Revival or We Die? Interview with author Dr. Michael Brown, about a nation ‘on the threshold of a major collapse’ – The State of the Country and The State of the Church.
Dr. Brown says that the answer to the question “Is revival exploding across America?” is both “yes and no” to be precise and respond in integrity. Revival is not sweeping across America in this time of national crisis, but we are experiencing places where the “holy fire” of God is falling.
October 18, 2021. “All of this is just educated speculation, including the prediction of a great collapse this winter, but I think I’m on fairly solid ground, especially regarding the latter. The globalists are evil, but they’re not stupid. They know the 2022 U.S. midterm elections are our best hope for restoring power to the people and that the current political and cultural momentum is strongly on our side, so they can’t wait until the fall of ’22.”
A Way-Ahead – Action Plan
… and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty – 2 Corinthians, 3:17, KJV
“Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.” — George Washington’s farewell address
Actions can include: Push-backs, protests, freedom rallies, non-compliance with mandates, legislation actions, law suites, voting, information, networking.
Develop and implement a Community Quality Strategy involving leaders from all stakeholder groups
Supporting the local community of Christians and sharing the Gospel.
Share the good news with 120 Million Homes in the U.S. BY 2027.Saturate USA is a God-sized vision to take the love of the Gospel to 120 million households by the end of 2027. The hope is to spark true repentance and revival in our beloved country. Please share this vision with your friends and colleagues so that they can join this exciting movement.
Prepare for the hard times that could occur in local communities to ensure continued access to food, water, energy, communication, medicine, security.
Political: Support and vote for Christian-based policies guided by the Bible and The Constitution.
Christian-based change principle: Changes motivated by love (first, do no harm) will lead to outcomes where everyone can benefit, or at least, are not any worse off in the long-term.
A monopoly on political power is never a good thing. Transparency and performance plans help to mitigate the tendendy for elected and appointed officials to make decision that support the few at the expense of the many.
Support the application of the quality improvement principles, methods, and tools that can help ensure that changes will result in improvement.
Brown County Leader Network (BCLN) The BCLN supports a secular and non-secular approach to improvement. This includes supporting assessments, decision-making, strategic planning and execution, and the application of quality improvement methods and tools.
One application could be support for churches interested in sharing the Gospel throughout the community — see Share the good news below.
Additional and Supporting Information
“To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of Wa
Most fears are stoked by governments and their allies in mass media and in Big Tech, who in turn suppress contrary opinions. Therefore, please understand that when you hear only one opinion, and that opinion is designed to make you afraid, there is a good chance that your fears are irrational.
For example, black people are told to fear white police because white police are racist and want to do them harm. This is largely an irrational fear. It is well-documented that in any given recent year, the number of unarmed black Americans killed by police is under 20 — nearly all of whom posed serious threats to the lives of the policemen who killed them.
Our American way of life may never be the same. To save it, we must understand the key fundamentals of the pandemic that transfigured our society into the nightmare it is today. What is the COVID-19 origin story? Who are its top players in government and science, pulling the strings? What was their REAL response in the first days of the pandemic? The answers to these questions are frightening. … Emails, documents, and federal contracts tell a dark story that is still dominating our lives. It’s time to cast a light on the shocking truth. Because only with the truth can we emerge from the darkness of this “pandemic” and take back the liberty stolen from us. …. This is Glenn Beck’s most impoortant chalkboard of his life. And the most pivotal time in yours.
Dec 2019 – Covid cases appearing in China; – Sept – Nov issues at Wuhan Lab, air handling equipment installed, database taken off-line, air incenerator requested in Dec. Late Dec coverup begins. Dec 31 – China reported problems to WHO. China falsely reported no human to human transmission.
World Military Games – Wuhan – Oct 2019. 10,000 athletes from 100 countries. Wuhan street vacant of citizens
Pandemic Begins – Dec 31, 2019.
Censorship and Coverup
US funds gain of function (man-made virus), Govt owns patents yet pays full price for vaccines.
Saturate USA is a God-sized vision to take the love of the Gospel to 120 million households by the end of 2027. The hope is to spark true repentance and revival in our beloved country. Please share this vision with your friends and colleagues so that they can join this exciting movement.
A Way Ahead for America. A secular and non-secular approach to improvement. The aim is to work to achieve “a more perfect Union” supported by applying the quality improvement principles, methods, and tools.
American is nearing its 250th birthday, a point at which “empires” either “tend to either slowly — or very, very quickly — fall apart,” he suggested. Then there is a loss of the “legitimacy of the its elite” as well as failing faith in elections.
“If there is one time throughout history where civil wars are actually likely to occur, it is precisely when a delegitimated elite undertakes necessary reforms after letting underlying problems fester for decades. That is when states are at their weakest, and when they are vulnerable to the worst forms of internal disasters. Sadly, that might just be where America is headed today.”
What is America in a nutshell? It is an experiment in self-government under God.
America’s founders designed things in such a way that we would be a self-governing people. The more people govern themselves the less outward government they need. The less they govern themselves, the more outward government is needed.
Self-government under God leads to greater freedom. The converse is true: Bigger government under man (not God) constricts our freedom.
Has the 2nd American Revolution already begun? Larry Tomczak talks to Rick Joyner about ‘a blockbuster playbook for this turbulent time. Americans across the land are awakening to realize the urgency of the hour and destiny for the church in this, the anticipated “evil day.” It really is time for a second American Revolution/Civil War!
“The rise of censorship, the rise of the suppression of religious freedoms, of property rights, closing a million businesses without just compensation or due process, the abolition of jury trials, which are guaranteed by the Sixth and Seventh Amendment for any vaccine company that hurts you, all of these — and the rise of a kind of track-and-trace surveillance state has been troubling to people, both Democrats and Republicans,” said Kennedy, a lawyer and son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy.
Conservatives now have lost their former traditional confidence in the administration of justice, in the intelligence and investigatory agencies, in the nation’s military leadership, in the media, and the criminal justice system.
No one yet knows what the effect will be of half the country losing faith in the very pillars of American civilization.
At least twice in U.S. history, big political shakeups occurred in midterm elections that served as endpoints to periods of crisis, privation, and extraordinary government expansion and regimentation.
Perhaps the biggest difference between 1918 and 1946, on the one hand, and 2021, on the other, was that in 2021 the crisis was still not in the rearview mirror. If and when it finally gets there, watch out.
Are you passively encouraging tyranny, or resisting and pushing back? You and I might talk big as if we were freedom lovers and believed in the God-ordained jurisdictions of individual, family, church and state. But are you and I passively encouraging and increasing government and corporate tyranny, or are we assertively pushing back and saying no to their wrong rules, mandates and orders?
Third Worldization reflects the asymmetry of law enforcement. Ideology and money, not the law, adjudicate who gets arrested and tried, and who does not.
There were 120 days of continuous looting, arson, and lethal violence during the summer of 2020. Rioters burned courthouses, police precincts, and an iconic church.
And there was also a frightening riot on January 6, when a mob entered Washington D.C.’s Capitol and damaged federal property. Of those arrested during the violence, many have been held in solitary confinement or under harsh jail conditions. That one-day riot is currently the subject of a congressional investigation.
Some of those arrested are still – 10 months later – awaiting trial. The convicted are facing long prison sentences.
In contrast, some 14,000 were arrested in the longer and more violent rioting of 2020. Most were released without bail.
The majority had their charges dropped. Very few are still being held awaiting capital charges.
A common denominator to recent controversies at the Justice Department, CIA, FBI, and Pentagon is that all these agencies under dubious pretexts have investigated American citizens with little or no justification – after demonizing their targets as “treasonous,” “domestic terrorists,” “white supremacists,” or “racists.”
He points to the six stages of the internal order/ disorder cycle, which ends in civil war, claiming that the US is currently in stage five- bad financial conditions and intense conflict.
However, Dalio lessens the need for panic attributing the Constitution as the ‘longest-lasting and most widely admired internal order.’ … ‘This makes it less likely that it will be abandoned, but more traumatic if it is.’
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