Echoes From the Campfire

Being loyal was not enough. One had to be loyal to the right cause, the right person.”
–Louis L’Amour (The Shadow Riders)

“Love the Lord, all you godly ones! For the Lord protects those who are loyal to him, but he harshly punishes the arrogant.”
–Psalm 31:23 (NLT)
“Long ago he had learned the way to survive was to watch your back trail and keep a gun handy.”
–Louis L’Amour

“They would need someone to blame. It was part of the pathological makeup of politicians.”
–Brad Thor

From all the signs I see we must be expecting a harsh winter. The trees are raining “nuts” and the ground is covered with them. Go for a walk and there are “nuts” strewn everywhere. What is it with the liberal press? When I think it can’t get any worse, I’m proven wrong. From Dr. Seuss being racist, to the removal of statues, to kneeling for the National Anthem, all I see are nut-cases. Then we have this terrible nightmare in Las Vegas and immediately the nut-press and those who are definitely more enlightened than the common man take to the air waves.
I wish I could say I am shocked with some of the words that have come out of people’s mouths in the past few days, but I’m not. It is a shame that there is so much hatred in society that a person is not shocked by what another says. Take Nancy Sinatra, whoeve-dor she is. She said that all “NRA members should be taken out and executed by firing squad.” Now that is radical thinking–almost terrorist. Then there are those who said they were all right with what happened because those killed were Republicans and Trump supporters. Hatred? Oh no, never from the liberals. Things are too numerous to mention, but why the hatred? Deal with gun-control in a civilized manner, through the political system.
Oh, I can’t leave out sweet, dear OLD Hillary. She said the deaths were caused by the “GOP” and the “NRA.” To date, there has not been one NRA member involved in one of these mass shootings. Why can’t she just fade into the wallpaper? I really wonder who listens to her. I guess most people, at least according to the polls.
Then I hear some of these night time jerks, I means hosts, along with some journalists and politicians coin the required phrase. “Our prayers are with you.” Give me a break. Now, honestly, there may be a few sincere people who say that, but tell me how many of these individuals will get on their knees at night and pray for the families and the wounded? I would say that the majority of them do not even know their Creator, much less pray to Him.
Perhaps you heard of the Special Forces soldiers that were killed. The media in their wonderful way still will not call it what it is. They say that our men were killed by “violent extremists.” They still do not want to recognize the idea of “Islamic terrorists.” What is wrong? Can people be that illogical? Can people hate a person, President Trump, so much that they do not care to see the truth? We better wake up!
I’m doing some reading of some of the men who really settled the West. The preachers and Christians. We do not hear much of them as folks out there would rather read of the infamous; the punks and prostitutes and ne’er-do-wells than those who actually came in and settled. But there is one quotation I would close this note with by Buckskin Brady, cowboy turned preacher.

“There is a mania of forgetting God that becomes contagious under certain conditions.”
“I challenge any skeptic to find a ten square mile spot on this planet where they can live their lives in peace and safety and decency, where womanhood is honored, where infancy and old age are revered, where they can educate their children–where the Gospel of Jesus Christ has not gone first to prepare the way. If they find such a place, then I would encourage them to emigrate thither and there proclaim their unbelief.”
–James Russell Lowell