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Michael LaPierre announced his candidacy for the United States House on Constitution Day, September 17th, 2021. A fitting day for a candidate whose platform focuses on a firm view of reclaiming America without fear.  Please see below for our latest news items on the campaign trail. If you have a news item you would like to submit to our page, please send the link to info@lapierreforhouse.com with the subject "News Item".

 

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 6:35 PM

Curbing Excessive Political Power

POLITICAL SOLUTION #8 – Curbing Excessive Political Power

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

  • We need an amendment to our Constitution to include term limits for House and Senate
  • Unelected public officials should reapply every four years to their positions
  • Curtail the flow of money between elected officials and lobbyists
  • Curtail the flow of money between elected politicians
  • Institute overall campaign finance reform

 

FULL COMMENTARY:

American citizens must do everything that we can to curb the excesses of political power with our elected officials, lobbyists, and those unelected officials who work in national government. Based on this belief, I believe that U.S. Senators, House members, and those unelected officials should be limited in the number of terms they serve (Senate and House) and/or reapply to their offices for those in unelected capacities.  

I do not believe for a second that our Founding Fathers would have ever imagined the corrupt power bases and alliances created in our current system of government. Many elected officials will do and say anything to hold and maintain power at the expense of our country’s well-being.

It is this selfish motivation towards public service that has created such an unfavorable view of Congress and the administrative state. What I do believe is that our Founders envisioned a system of government full of virtue and righteous decision-making that helps tamp down the baser instincts of mankind and flawed motivations of greedy politicians.

Right now, we have a system of government that encourages and incentivizes the wrong kind of behavior. We need an amendment to our Constitution that drives the right kind of behavior. I believe that term limits is the answer:

  • Senators – Maximum of two 6-year terms
  • House – Maximum of six 2-year terms
  • Unelected Administrative Positions – Must reapply every four years to the position

The love of power and money in Congress is at the root of the problem in our American experiment of governance. The continuous flow of money from lobbyists to Congressional delegations and back again is a self-sustaining money pit that has ruined our political process in many respects. The flow of money between members of Congress further exacerbates the corruption problem through various leadership PACs and other shell organizations.

Dispensing capital and capital distribution (legalized corruption through quid pro quo arrangements between Congress and lobbyists) have become the norm. Term limits would greatly curtail this phenomenon and help minimize the corrupt intentions and attract a new breed of public servants. This new breed would be more inclined to serve the people and do what is in the best interests of their state and country. Let us return to the concept of “We the People.”            

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 6:33 PM

Securing Our Southern Borders

POLITICAL SOLUTION #7 – White Paper - Securing Our Southern Borders 

Quick Summary:

Here is my counsel to Governor Greg Abbott.

  1. Now that our borders are once again overrun with lawbreakers, declare a Texas State of Emergency based on alien insurrection attempts (destabilization)
  2. Under the State of Emergency Executive Order, issue operation blockade or operation quarantine, or some other constitutional naming convention/provision to stop the invasion from illegal immigrants
  3. Use the Texas State National Guard (1,678), the Highway Patrol (2,863), the Texas Rangers (166), the Texas Sheriffs (254), the associated Deputy Sheriffs (thousands), and other deputized personnel needed (tens of thousands) for a “surge” and “purge” to stop the illegal behavior
  4. Once our southern borders are under control (and a favorable truce is negotiated with the Biden administration), draw down law enforcement commensurate with the illegal activity
  5. Build a wall with private and/or state funding where applicable.

What are all of the potential positive outcomes from such bold action?

  1. Stops the all of the illegal immigration behavior and “level-sets” us back to the Trump Doctrine on illegal immigration
  2. Stops the ancillary negative impacts to our economy, welfare system, education system, court system, prison system, and to our general safety i.e., drug lords, prostitution rings, gangs, human and child trafficking, etc.
  3. Restores the Rule of Law
  4. Restores the power of States’ Rights
  5. Further weakens and denigrates the leadership perception of Joe Biden and his administration
  6. Jump starts Governor Greg Abbott’s further run for the presidency

 

Full Detail:

Surge, Stop, and Purge – We are recommending that Governor Greg Abbott of Texas surge the southern border of Texas with the law enforcement and/or military personnel necessary to stop and purge lawbreakers/aliens that are in our country illegally. 

Governor Greg Abbott of Texas has some very serious political choices that he needs to make in the upcoming months. There is a political fire storm brewing in Texas that he and his political advisors/strategists need to huddle up on. In the future, the Governor of Texas is going to be put between a rock and a hard spot. Let me explain.

When a governor takes the oath of office, he/she pledges to protect and defend the Constitution of their respective state. In the case of Texas, it is a two-fold duty. They must faithfully execute those duties in Texas, while to the “best of my abilities” preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. Based on the wording in the Texas oath, is there a general understanding that the default position will always be an allegiance to the State of Texas first? My guess is that a cagey politician will indicate both, and then respond, “next question.” However, because of our independent Southern culture, heritage, and spirit, it wouldn’t surprise me at all if a Governor responded, “I am devoted to my State, first and foremost.”  

THE TEXAS OATH:

“IN THE NAME AND BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, I, do solemnly swear (or affirm), that I will faithfully execute the duties of the office of the State of Texas, and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States and of this State, so help me God.”

The Texas Governor has an explicit duty to faithfully executive the duties of the office of the State of Texas. One of those duties includes making sure that the laws of Texas are enforced. As Chief Executive, enforcing the laws is paramount. So, let me ask a few “elephant in the room” questions.

ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM:

What happens when the Joe Biden administration concocts presidential “work arounds” and other executive orders that foster blatant lawlessness at our Southern Borders (Texas Borders) relating to immigration policy? How about when the Marxist-Socialist controlled U.S. House and Senate enacts legislation that supports (subtly) additional illegal immigration behavior or simply looks the other way? Does Governor Abbott have a sworn duty to respond? Think of the potential crisis for Texans if the Biden immigration policy continues to operate the way it is currently? 

  • The migrant protection protocol (the remain in Mexico) safeguards are eliminated
  • All progress revamping our immigration and asylum laws are reversed to allow an open borders concept
  • Chain migration is once again allowed to operate without restraint
  • Catch and release is jump started
  • Faulty claims of “creditable fear of persecution” are once again allowed for those asking for political asylum
  • Anchor baby extension is back in fashion
  • Children immediately being turned over to Health and Human services and placed in the “least restrictive settings” that consequently lead to more illegal behavior is revived

In conclusion, we will not have a country if our sovereign borders are allowed to be overrun with illegal activity. Governor Abbott has the ability to force a showdown with the Biden Administration that will slow down (weaken) the socialist immigration policy, whiling testing the constitutional boundaries of his power as Governor.   

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 6:30 PM

U.S.- China Policy

A WHITE PAPER: US-CHINA POLICY

What’s Wrong with China?

China is best understood in the context of its history. For 2500 years, the Chinese people have labored under the oppression of Asian Despotism. That despotism was implemented by a series of imperial dynasties beginning in 221 BC (Han), a system based on historic political and intellectual roots that went back another thousand years. The last of these empires ended officially only in 1911, when the Ch’ing, or Manchu, Dynasty was swept away, and the Republic of China (“ROC”) was established in its place. The ROC was China’s only experiment with democracy, and that experiment was deeply flawed and short-lived. The ROC was pushed from the Chinese mainland by the Chinese Communist Party (“CCP”) in 1949 and has maintained a tenuous toehold on Chinese history through its continued presence in Taiwan, an island separated from the Chinese mainland by only the 100 miles of the Taiwan Straits.

The ROC’s brief period of power in China proper hardly merits attention, overshadowed as it was by two great world wars and the occupation of much of the country, first by multiple warlords in the early decades of the century and then in the 1930s by Japan. A few items are worthy of mention. The ROC’s time on the Chinese mainland is largely identified with the Chinese Nationalist Party, or “KMT,” which was established in 1919 and was the ruling party from 1928 to 1949. The KMT came to be dominated during the 1920s by Chiang Kai-shek and his faction and was plagued by corruption throughout its tenure. To its credit, the ROC did slowly emerge as a true, multi-party democracy after its move to Taiwan in 1949 and today represents a major economic and political success story, along with the other “tigers” of East Asia. Unfortunately, its future continues to be threatened by the growing power of the CCP, which views Taiwan as a part of traditional China, which must inevitably be reincorporated into the PRC, like Hong Kong. The failure of the CCP to successfully integrate democratic Hong Kong into the PRC gives little comfort to the people of Taiwan.

In 1949, the CCP led by Mao Tse-tung and other radical communist revolutionaries, succeeded in conquering the entirety of the Chinese mainland, chasing the ROC to Taiwan. The Peoples Republic of China (“PRC”) was formally established by the Communists on October 1, 1949.

Untold millions of Chinese have suffered under the mindless and brutal polices of the CCP, without question history’s most devout Marxist-Leninist dictators. Even Stalin pales by comparison. For three decades—from 1950 to 1980—the Chinese people groaned under the most brutal form of oppression the world has ever known, and it did not end there. In the 1950s alone, they endured thought purges; the Korean War; land “reform” in which millions of landlords were destroyed and many exterminated; reorganization of agriculture into coops, followed immediately by forced collectivization; and the so-called Great Leap Forward (1958-60), followed by the Great Famine of 1959-1961, itself caused by the mindless agricultural policies of the CCP. The 1960s were little better, starting off with the Sino-Soviet split beginning in 1961, when China turned away from post-Stalin Russia as being too “liberal.” To distract the Chinese people from its massive political and economic failures, the CCP in 1966 launched the Cultural Revolution, a disaster ending only with the death of Mao and arrest of his wife’s clique 10 years later, in 1976. In the Cultural Revolution, the lucky ones were subjected to social shaming, beatings, loss of livelihood, and imprisonment; the less fortunate were killed by mobs or wasted away in prisons run by the Communist authorities.

What was the price tag in human terms for this CCP-inspired insanity? In the great famine of 1959-61 alone, it has been estimated that anywhere from 40 to 50 million people died. In the years from 1949 to Mao’s death in 1976, it is thought that as many as 80 million Chinese people were sacrificed to the political ambitions of the CCP. Beyond that, the economic loss to China resulting from these failed policies is incalculable. And it would be wrong to blame this all on Mao: as the “great helmsman,” he was the most visible of the CCP leaders, but all played their part. By contrast, Stalin executed a mere million of his political enemies and even his penchant for class warfare and genocide added only some 5 to 7 million deaths to that figure.

While Mao Tse-tung was no doubt the principal author of China’s disastrous policies, he was also in the final years of his life, responsible for China’s ultimate re-opening to the international community. In his final “pivot” of China’s foreign policy, he cooperated with the Nixon Administration to achieve rapprochement with the United States in 1970-71, which culminated in Kissinger’s secret trip to China in 1971 and the much-ballyhooed Nixon trip in 1972. Both parties to this re-opening no doubt sought to blunt the power of the Soviet Union, but there was another aspect of this new relationship that is less discussed. Not long after Mao’s death in 1976, Deng Hsiao-ping was able to out-maneuver his numerous competitors to become head of the CCP (1978), no mean feat since Deng had been purged twice during the decade of the Cultural Revolution. Often viewed as a ‘pragmatist’ within the spectrum of CCP ideology, Deng adopted economic and political ‘reforms;’ institutionalized education, technical, and bureaucratic standards within China; and formalized diplomatic relations with the US (1979).

None of this should delude anyone into thinking that Deng was not a deeply committed communist. While recognizing that China would do better to attract western investment and technology to finance its economic development, he also built on Lenin’s insight that capitalists will sell you the rope you hang them with, by adopting “socialism with Chinese characteristics.” What that meant was that China would behave internationally like a capitalist, and domestically would even allow the markets to signal prices. However, all business enterprises in China would still be controlled, at least indirectly, by the CCP through its members. For foreigners seeking to do business in China, the Chinese government created an elaborate regulatory framework, all of which boiled down to one thing: any foreign business enterprise in China had to be implemented through a joint venture (jv). These ventures were inevitably owned and controlled behind the scenes by Chinese Communist Party members. Despite these drawbacks, during the 1980s and 90s, thousands of US businesses set up operations in China, never really knowing who their jv partners were. Talk about turning a “blind eye.” Of course, the real purpose of this policy from the outset, beyond making top CCP members fabulously wealthy, was to exploit market efficiency to increase profits, then redeploy those profits to better enable the communist regime to control the economy and society domestically and to outspend China’s enemies abroad.

For a fleeting moment in time, the events of Tien An Men Square in 1989 brought all this to a screeching halt. But in a matter of months, it was back to “business as usual” where China was concerned. Hard to believe that Tien An Men was 30 years ago. And still, we have refused to admit China’s true nature!

So, what happened to America during the 1980s and 90s? Caught up in the myth of “adding an inch to the shirttails of every Chinaman” and lusting after the ostensible riches to be had at the end of that rainbow, the “vanguard” of American business began to “offshore” production. The cheap labor in China did indeed reduce their cost of manufacture and, in time, other US businesses had the choice of following their competitors to China or going out of business. During the 1990s, the big box stores further committed US business to the China myth. Once that happened, there was no turning back. Across America in the 1990s, thousands of local manufacturing companies, both large and small, were shuttered, their jobs exported to China. Meantime, what was the US selling to China? Nothing. By the end of the 1990s, America’s maritime ports were sitting on tens of thousands of empty containers, and still the ships came. But the trade imbalance was only the most conspicuous aspect of what was wrong with the US-China relationship by then.

From the very beginning, during the 1980s, the Chinese attitude toward western intellectual property (“IP”) was abundantly clear to anyone who was paying attention. As a condition to approval by the Chinese Government of each new US joint venture in China, the US partner was always required to cede its IP to the Chinese side at the end of the jv term. Not content with the pace at which this ostensibly legal acquisition of US IP was going, the Chinese Government turned in due course to wholesale industrial espionage, targeting not just US companies doing business in China, but Silicon Valley and other target-rich environments—including the universities that produced much of the basic research that underpins US technological strength. And why not? We made it simple for them. Recall that the number of Chinese students studying at US college and universities mushroomed after the start of China’s “turn to the West.” In the late 1980s only some 20,000 Chinese students were enrolled in US institutions of higher learning. That number quickly doubled in the early 90s and by the end of the century had reached 60,000. Even that number pales by comparison with the decades the followed. Chinese enrollments continued to grow steadily, peaking in the academic year ending in 2020 at more than 370,000. Most of these students are in post-graduate work, primarily in the sciences. Many go on after graduation to work in technical jobs in US companies; all of them have family members still living in China, making them subject to extortion by the long arm of China’s intelligence services. Yet no one seems to care. Why is this Trojan Horse allowed to exist? Simple, greed. Where the Chinese now account for more than 30% of all foreign student studying in US universities, academia has simply been unwilling to ignore this gravy train.

But theft of our IP was not the worst of China’s “socialism with Chinese characteristics.” Not by a long shot! The Chinese Communists, it turns out, do not scruple at using slave labor to produce wealth in their workers’ paradise. It is by now well documented that various political enemies of the CCP—Uyghurs and other Muslims, Falun Gong, and Christians, just to name a few—have been forced into factories to generate profits for the CCP before they are finally worked to death. Funny how that was considered so impolitic when the Nazis did it in Germany but is just not a problem for so many of our fellow Americans who are in bed with the Chinese now.

We paint a pretty picture, yes? America’s elites, driven by greed and perhaps a touch of naivete, have over the course of four decades aided and abetted China’s subverting everything we hold dear as Americans. And it is important to understand how widespread this phenomenon is. We have thus far noted the role of our business elites and academics, but it goes further than that: Whether at your company, your university, your nonprofit, or your government agency, to be in charge of the “special” China relationship means advancement, prestige, perhaps even power. So today we see the new “China Lobby” at work not just at General Motors’ Buick division and Harvard, but in Hollywood, the NBA, local government, and so many more, all willing to give China a pass because they want to make a few bucks on the China relationship. And as we know, those willing to take Chinese Dollars to sell out their country can be found even at very highest levels of Government.

And through it all, the China Lobby has continued to spin its cover narrative: the myth that this “liberalization” of the Chinese economy would ineluctably lead to the liberalization of China’s political and social system. On this theory, there is no price too high for the US to pay, no freedom too dear to be sold off, since these sacrifices will lead to a kinder, gentler China. For many years that narrative could be termed merely ill-advised. But consider the political situation in Hong Kong; China’s aggressive foreign policy, whether the economic and political hegemony in Africa or the Belt and Road Initiative in Asia; or the aggressive posturing of China’s military in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. This is without even considering China‘s proxies around the world, from the Taliban in Afghanistan, to Iran, Syria, and North Korea. Today, China’s goal of world domination is all too clear. Only one who is willfully ignorant could pretend otherwise. The only real question is, is it too late for the US and the West to regain the initiative?

China Today

We noted above how in the 1990s, all over America, manufacturing companies were forced out of business and their jobs lost to China. Since then, China has emerged as the globe’s sole surviving mercantile power, whose ambitions dwarf the efforts of Europe’s colonialists in the 19th Century. In effect, China has declared war on the rest of the world. Oddly, while the Left in the West screams incessantly about the evils of European colonialism a hundred or more years ago, they seem to have no issue with China’s efforts today to dominate the globe economically and politically. At least in the 19th Century, European colonialists generally tried to bring the benefits of liberal democracy and modern education to their captive countries. None of that for the Chinese!

As part of its mercantile policy, China not only takes the position that all global manufacturing must be performed by Chinese companies, ruthlessly seeking to destroy competition in all corners of the globe, not just at the expense of emerging economies like Brazil, India, and Russia, but also of dozens of the world’s poorest economies in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. It also uses its unconfronted influence to extort the most rapacious extraction concessions for oil, minerals, and rare earths from Third World governments in Africa and around the globe. Owning all their natural resources, China has now become the largest creditor of these nations. And these governments are starting to find that once the camel has forced its nose under the tent, it is impossible to keep it from taking over the whole camp.

The truly disturbing part of this for us as Americans is that China’s economic and political aggression in recent decades is being funded from the vast reserves of US Dollars that China has amassed by becoming the sole source of manufacturing for the US economy since the 1990s. This is the truly evil aspect of the trade imbalance with China that goes unremarked upon by Washington’s savants. And that funding is set to continue: Wall Street is now using your pension funds—often without your knowledge or consent—to finance and support the greatest tyranny the world has ever known. And this is even before we mention China’s on-going assault on our democratic institutions, also funded by their trade piggybank of US Dollars.

In that light, COVID has been a great illustration of how China’s aggressive policies are concealed by China’s apologists, not just in the West but in the United Nations system as well. COVID in the first instance shows how reckless a government can become when it is possessed of 1.4 billion souls that have no compunction about squandering to attain its ideological goals. The one benefit of COVID may be that, for those who are paying attention, it has clearly demonstrated that China no longer cares to stop at undermining our economy and our culture. Now they are well on their way to hollowing out America’s democratic institutions, by buying off gullible American politicians and subverting free elections.

A Modest Legislative Agenda

As noted above, competition makes it very difficult for even the most patriotic businessman to stay away from China when his competitors are taking advantage of the cheap labor costs there. This is why the USG must act, to maintain a level playing field, while discouraging US companies from investing in China. As your next congressman from the 4th district of South Carolina (Greenville and Spartanburg Counties), I will introduce and fight for passage of legislation, and press for USG policies, aimed at the following:

Economy/trade

  • Clean up USG, getting pro-China bureaucrats out of positions of influence at DOD, State, CIA, and other key policy agencies
  • As Trump did, insist on “free & fair” trade, meanwhile imposing import tariffs on Chinese goods
  • Start using Exon Florio more aggressively to curb Chinese acquisitions in America
  • Limit China’s ability to raise capital in US: Bar US pension funds, private equity funds, and others from investing in Chinese companies, whether listed here or in China—emulate Florida
  • Similarly, ban listing of Chinese companies on US exchanges, as they lack transparent disclosure
  • Stop investment by American industrial and service companies in China
  • Get Chinese products out of US supply chain by encouraging US companies to diversify sourcing, which may take tax and other financial incentives
  • Ensure Chinese products are banned in sensitive civilian and military sectors such as defense, dual use technology, pharmaceuticals, and medical equipment
  • Get Western allies to follow suit, as we did with Soviet Union

    Politics/Defense

  • Acknowledge that China is at war with the US
  • Curb DOD cooperation with Chines military
  • Political aspects: get China out of elections; expose donor and other relationships at state and local government level
  • Expose complicity with China in UN system and block China’s influence there
  • Enforce US and international IP protections at home and abroad

    Society & Culture

  • Confucius Institutes on college campuses are just the nose of the camel: CRT is backed by CCP; expose academics and state & local government officials in bed with China
  • Require disclosure of nonprofit links to CCP to retain charitable status
  • Tik Tok must be banned; other social media checked for independence from CCP influence
  • ban Chinese investment in film industry and US media companies

MEANTIME…MAKE A DIFFERENCE:

Even as an individual, you can make a difference. At a minimum, stay informed. But you can also take action. See links below. Shop a bit harder: look for items NOT made in China. For some products (e.g., lamps) it is very hard today to avoid Chinese manufactures. But for many products, there is an alternative. Start with https://www.madeinamerica.co/pages/thelist. But even I you just do an internet search for “made in USA,” you can find lots of options in many kinds of products. If there is an online site where you like to shop, and it seems flooded with Chinese products, send the CEO a message. Note that many larger corporations—Amazon comes to mind—are afraid of you and your opinions and make it hard for you to “contact” them online. If they have that attitude, maybe you should find someplace else to shop! Meantime, do it low tech, and send them a letter by snail mail.

Beyond more careful shopping, you can also support organizations like Decouple China, Present Danger China, and Victims of Communism. Also, get the word out. Make sure friends and family understand the immediate threat China poses to America and its future. A subscription to The Epoch Times makes a great gift. Young people especially in America have no sense of history or even current events (how could they with these schools!) and need to know what has happened in America over the last 40 years.

Stay Informed

Frank Dikotter,

The Tragedy of Liberation: A History of the Chinese Revolution, 1945-1957 (Bloomsbury Press, 2013)

Mao’s Great Famine: The History of China’s Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-1962 (Bloomsbury Press, 2018)

                The Cultural Revolution: A People’s History, 1962-1976 (Bloomsbury Press, 2017)

The Epoch Times—https://www.theepochtimes.com/

The Heritage Foundation—https://www.heritage.org/asia/commentary/10-steps-america-should-take-now-respond-the-china-challenge

American Enterprise Institute—https://www.aei.org/asia/

Center for Strategic & International Studies—https://www.csis.org/programs/china-power-project

Take Action

Decouple China PAC

https://www.madeinamerica.co/pages/thelist

https://presentdangerchina.org/

https://victimsofcommunism.org/

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 6:29 PM

Separation of Church and State

POLITICAL SOLUTION #5 – White Paper

QUICK SUMMARY:

-Original intent definitions of separation of church and state have been replaced with contemporary secular definitions
-Legal precedents created from SCOTUS decisions have marred the religiosity of her citizenry
-Religion is being cut off at the knees by secular humanist leaning Supreme Court Justices
-The Secular Humanist religion is being financed and supported by government institutions
-The primary role of religion in her INDIRECT capacity is to help government tamp down the extremes of immoderate behavior from her citizens, now minimized by government intervention and encroachment.

FULL ARTICLE:

 In order to have a proper understanding of separation of church and state, we must first supply a definition of what it is and what it is not. Like any tried and tested theoretical analysis in the body politic, we must painstakingly test the "assumptions" that lead us to our political conclusions.


At a 30,000-foot level, I believe that we can make a broad statement suggesting that the affairs of church and the affairs of state should be separate. Simply put, the assumption that the ecclesiastical domain (religion) and the political domain (government) have no business whatsoever intruding in the affairs of the other is a relevant assumption.

And while the Framers stopped short of articulating those exact political sentiments in our Bill of Rights, they came very close when they incorporated both the "Establishment Clause" and the "Free Exercise Clause" in the First Amendment.

Proper Definition:

Assumption #1 - The affairs of religion (church) and the affairs of government (state) should never encroach the authority of the other.

Assumption #2 - The First Amendment tells us that the federal government is never allowed to "establish" a national religion, and in so stating, showing partiality of one religion over another is forbidden. This assumption is portrayed as a negative reinforcement of what the government is NOT allowed to do.

Assumption #3 - The First Amendment also tells us that the citizens of America have a right to "freely exercise" their religious beliefs. This assumption is a positive reinforcement of what every America citizen has the right to expect. Please note, there are no stipulated restraints on American citizens in this assumption like there was in the "establishment clause" for the government in the previous assumption. This is a key distinction.

Assumption #4 - Because our Founding Fathers put no restraints on the aforementioned assumption, American citizens have every right to "freely exercise" their religious beliefs in the private or public square. In other words, the unalienable right of free religious exercise extends to their civic capacities as well.

Therefore, the assumptions listed above point to a definition of religious freedom sought by our Framers, but not currently defined and recognized in the 21st century. I believe the above assumptions describe the real definition of separation of church and state.

However, we must also define what separation of church and state is not. When doing so, we will stick to a strict interpretation of our Constitution and use an "original intent" understanding.

IMPROPER Understanding:

Assumption #1 - That the Supreme Court decision reflected in Lemon vs. Kurtzman adequately and/or accurately reflects the original intent of our Bill of Rights. The decision used "establishment clause" rhetoric and circular reasoning to deny "free exercise" applicability to any decision they choose in the future.

a. Laws have to be secular in nature
b. Laws can neither advance nor inhibit religion
c. Laws cannot entangle the government in the affairs of religion.

This decision is Clintonesque in nature and is nothing more than leaving the door open for future courts to further define what the meaning of is- is! i.e. shut down all semblances of religion.

Assumption #2 - The "establishment clause" has been redefined by SCOTUS down through the years to represent guilt by association. In other words, they have so manipulated their definition of separation of church and state that even a hint of religion in the public domain has them crying foul. The "establishment clause" has been weaponized by previous secular leaning courts in their legal decision-making precedents to allow for this absolute travesty.

Assumption #3 - The secular leaning courts have used the "free exercise clause" to suggest that our free religious exercise can only happen inside the 4 walls of a church building. They would rather change the description from "free exercise" to "freedom of worship." Their redefinition means worship inside of church buildings only.

Assumption #4 - Instead of broadly defining our religious freedom since our Framers included no restrictions to our "free exercise", the secular courts have diminished those rights from the public square including prayer, 10 Commandments, and the Bible. Correspondingly, this is not representative of our Framers' wishes and/or original intent.

What SCOTUS and CONGRESS BOTH Missed:

Instead of working hard at nurturing the symbiotic and complimentary nature of the relationship between church and state, instead they have focused on driving a wedge between the two. Instead of letting the hope and faith that previously undergirded our politics with INDIRECT influence and impact conditioning the immoderate impulses of the citizenry, SCOTUS instead chose the government apparatus to fulfill roles previously held by the church. I am suggesting that the diminutive role created was strategic in design by the secularists.

Unfortunately, the secular leaning Supreme Courts has created another animal with slightly different spots. First, their decisions have fostered the complete and total secularization of society, unrestrained. Second, the nontraditional Secular Humanist religion has replaced traditional religion in most aspects of society. Third, contrary to our First Amendment, our government now has "established" a national religion, the very thing they were trying to avert in the first place.

The Secular Humanist religion and the associated doctrine is being propped up, supported financially, and recognized by the U. S. Government.

Because our government has not been vigilant, the pragmatism and practicality that we find in the politics, public policy, and Supreme Court decision-making in the worldly domain, has distorted, distracted, and then crushed the hope and faith of our upward and onward glance for a brighter tomorrow. We must endeavor to change that dynamic back to the Founders' vision and ideals

Religion, if it is ever to completely develop her earthly commission and responsibility for political restraint, must aggressively undergird our government INDIRECTLY with the force majeure necessary to fulfill her key role.

In conclusion, we want separation of church and state. However, we want the version of separation of church and state that was established 250 years ago by our Framers and the one that most resembles biblical instruction.

LaPierre for Congress
District 4 - Greenville and Spartanburg Counties

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022 6:06 PM

Equality of Opportunity - Not Equity

Equality of Opportunity – Not Equity

Political Solution #4

Quick Summary:

  • We need to foster the conditions of a hand up and not a handout
  • Legislated philanthropy from government has usurped church authority
  • The church must assume responsibility for charitable giving not the Feds
  • Reformulating welfare with mandatory work requirements is a priority
  • Repeal most of Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society legislation
  • Equity simply redistributes personal and corporate wealth
  • It has at its core a Marxist-Socialist economic engine and collectivist agenda

 

Full Article:

In America, “equality of opportunity” has cast her bright lights so all can see and experience the luminescence of her wonders, while posterity knocks at the door. At the same time, it is with the strictest of reservation that we say "NO" to the drumbeat of “equity” that is so often heard from the radical element among us.

Americans must never let the Marxist leaning ideologues set up a socialist economic engine that disincentivizes the spirit of our great country. It is through that spirit (the traits of American exceptionalism) do we find the needed energy and excitement to catapult us to the next new innovation and entrepreneurial adventure.

Biblical instruction has advised that equality of opportunity will reign, never once assuming that forced legislated philanthropy (an equity handout by law) will usurp and supersede that which comes from the heart. Freedom and liberty of conscience must be allowed to unfold, pricking the soul to help a brother and sister in need. That responsibility has traditionally been carried out by  the church and not the government.

The question, however, is how do we establish an equality of opportunity based on freedom compared to establishing an equity based on tyrannical rule, forced mandates, and an excess of executive orders and self-righteous decrees? As a red-blooded American patriot and capitalist, I both prefer and demand the former! i.e., the vision of our Founding Fathers found in the Constitution of the United States of America.

Is our fate now far removed, in the twilight of the ages, where human ingenuity must now give way to the Sovereign's commanding design and purpose? Is our plight now reminiscent of a time gone by where Divine patience wears thin and Divine Providence is bold, righteous, but countermanding to our present conditions?

In other words, do we have a course-correction straight ahead of the greatest magnitude because of societal conditions?

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Monday, January 10, 2022 6:44 PM

The 40-Year Communist Reset

The 40-Year Communist Reset

Any student of history knows that we have a 40-year reset of exposing and then purging Marxists/Communists on our shores for ILLEGAL espionage and ILLEGAL subversive activity. Each is treasonous in nature and is punishable up to and including death.

We are about to enter into phase-3 of such a Communist reset in the next few years. Let me explain.

In the FDR administration during the 1930ies and 1940ies Communists had infiltrated the highest offices of our land. Alger Hiss, a known spy who conspired to establish multiple espionage rings in our government, was FDR's right-hand- man during the Yalta Conference. Hiss worked in the State Department and lifted many national security secrets for the Communists. He eventual went to jail along with many others who were EXPOSED for high crimes against the state.

The next round of EXPOSURE came after the lax Jimmy Carter era when Communists once again felt more secure to set up shop. However, once President Ronald Reagan assumed office the spies were once again rounded up and prosecuted. As we know Reagan also "took on" the Soviets and their evil empire in a very big way.

During the 1980ies there were many spies brought to justice. In fact, 1985 was called "The Year of the Spy." John Anthony Walker, Ronald Pelton, and Aldrich Ames were leading spies for the Communists that were EXPOSED, apprehended, and brought to justice.

Fast forward another 40 years to the Marxist leaning Joe Biden administration. Does anyone in their right mind not think that his administration is chock full of Communists?

There are three primary questions to be answered.

Are there Communists in the Joe Biden administration passing state secrets to our enemy?

How far up the chain of command and political power structure have they reached?

What influence are these spies wielding on public policy issues and national security?

Will there be a whistleblower or someone who will turn states evidence to identify these criminals?

If so, and if the answer to any of the aforementioned questions is, yes, how long will it take to EXPOSE and prosecute these spies?

Based on the Marxist leaning and progressive bent in the Biden administration, I am presupposing a 20X multiplier to the number of Communists in our government and a 100X multiplier for the level of damage done to our national security.

This is why I am recommending that we establish a U.S. House Committee on un-American Activity to ferret out all illegal espionage and illegal subversive activity.

The reset that I expect to come will help get us back to normalcy and safeguard our Constitution.

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Monday, January 10, 2022 6:40 PM

Sweet Spot Politics

Political Solution #4 – SWEET SPOT POLITICS

Quick Summary

-Citizens must unite getting beyond the political dysfunction of their leaders
-Sweet Spot Politics is populist in nature and "We the People" friendly
-Sweet Spot Politics has a uniting effect vs. a dividing effect
-Sweet Spot Politics is collaborative in nature where everyone has a voice (decentralized and distributed power) vs. command and control
-Sweet Spot Politics educates, motivates, and inspires vs. manipulates, controls, and tears down


Full Detail

Taking a page out of the Donald Trump playbook, MAGA Candidate, Mike LaPierre, has recently chosen to establish a new type of political dominance in South Carolina politics.

It is called "Sweet Spot Politics."

Forced by the absolute self-absorbed, self-centered, and self-serving anarchy now taking place in American politics by her "so-called" political leaders, LaPierre has decided to by-pass the current dysfunctional political leadership model that is top down in nature, but rather, he prefers to engage in a decentralized and distributed brand of politics that is populist (We the People) in nature. Let me explain.

Most of the hatred, vitriol, and angst generated both inside and outside of one's choice of political parties happens because of their leaders. These self-absorbed, self-serving, and narcissistic leaders are the operatives who create much animosity, division, and hatred within party ranks to get their individual "slices" of political power. This approach is polarizing and does NOT move our county, district, state, or nation forward. This approach is self-serving vs. people serving.

These types of self-serving leaders are not interested in uniting their respective parties. These so-called leaders want to keep the party members at odds with one another so that they can remain relevant. Or, at a minimum, it gives them a “very limited” platform to throw grenades from the cheap seats and live out their childhood and/or Facebook fantasies.

The relevancy of these so-called leaders ONLY happens when they become the “anti-party voice” by creating deep seated division and disruption. Does this sound like some of the tactics Marxist ideologues use? Intimidation and control are the thuggery antics of choice.

I have had enough of this garbage. I am tired of leaders pushing and manipulating their followers from behind but would rather have a leader that sets the tone and leads from the front of the line focusing on party platform issues and political unity. We see these horrible, childish, nefarious, and EVIL antics between leaders of rival factions both within and without party lines on a daily basis. This type of EXTREME behavior is discouraging to a majority of its members.

If you are an independent thinker; do not have a club mentality; want to dig deep into the substantive public policy issues; and do not have an "affiliation need psychosis" to jump when the narcissist leaders of your faction say jump, Mike LAPIERRE is your type of candidate.

However, on the other hand, if you are the type of personality that likes to be led around by the nose by self-serving and power-hungry narcissists, keep doing what you’re doing. Simply put, most members do not want any of this CRAP! They are not interested in the hatred, vitriol, and child-like behavior of their narcissistic, power hungry, and unstable leaders, but rather, a majority want to UNITE!

When you peel down the layers from the ranks of party leadership on both sides of the isle, I believe that 80-85 percent are NOT interested in the political antics and games that divide us. These antics do nothing to move our respective parties forward, but simply act as incubator proving grounds to advance the thirst and lust for power by those who shouldn't be in positions of leadership in the first place. It is only the leaders and their immediate minions who propagate such nonsense and utter hypocrisy.

I am recommending a complete and total reformulation of how political leaders are chosen all across America. We MUST unite and not let leaders take us over the political abyss to nowhere. Our Founding Fathers despised this approach! They despised the two-system party politics!

On both sides of the political aisle, leadership has decided to control the flow of information; pick their candidate of choice outside of a free and fair selection process; enrich the pockets of their political allies; and shut out or shut down those who would challenge their authority. And if I might add, any of the subtle and slimy ways that they manipulate things to the points above.

If the shoe fits, wear it!

This is not America, this is "Stalin" like tactics. More on "Stalin" in subsequent posts. Think Stalin photo! These thugs are basically telling us to get on their train or their train is going to run you over. GOOD LUCK WITH THAT!

Fortunately, there are those of us who have the power of a very rich pen and reach over 20,000 people with our newsletter with the stroke of a keyboard. Another 10,000-20,000 with our posts. We are reaching good patriot citizens all across this great country.

God bless Greenville County, District 4, South Carolina, and the United States of America!

Your Populist Friend,

Mike

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022 10:49 AM

South Carolina Must Become "A Right to Educate" State

The Right to Educate - Do we not have an intense clamor in South Carolina education for alternative forms of instruction beyond the confines and regiment of Common Core, unions, and the public school system?

In light of the findings from the COVID lockdowns and restrictions, aren’t South Carolina parents finally waking up to the “how and what” their children are being taught in our public- school systems and are greatly exercised to the point where they are demanding change?

The answer to both of these questions is, YES!

After listening to a thoughtful and comprehensive speech by South Carolina Speaker of the House, Jay Lucas, I can say without reservation that he recognizes this fact and has included School Choice as one of his top legislative priorities in 2022, but he needs our help!

He needs the citizens of South Carolina to rise up and DEMAND that our State Senators and House members get School Choice legislation passed pronto. They must endeavor to provide the citizens of South Carolina with sweeping legislation to "reverse the curse" of the South Carolina education standards. Doing nothing on the South Carolina education front in 2022 is NOT an option! Keeping parents out of the discussion on how they want their children to be taught is also NOT an option!

Let's face it, on the whole, South Carolina has deep seated issues with the QUALITY of her education. While there are certainly pockets of brilliance, this states' education ranking compared to many of her Southeast Regional neighbors is abysmal. The State of Florida is the education turnaround model.

While my preference is to make sure that independent nonprofit educational resources are in full demand, I also am a red-blooded capitalist who believes that free-market education is the way to go. Free-market education (School Choice in the main) smooths away the rough edges as it pertains to the level of quality in South Carolina education. It also acts as a multiplying influence to ensure low cost-high quality education with enough built-in levers of accountability (the invisible hand) to keep lousy teachers away from our children. Furthermore, it will greatly reduce the control and impact that the Teachers Union(s) have in South Carolina education.

I am calling on Speaker Jay Lucas and all elected statehouse officials to pass a comprehensive School Choice education package while codifying into law that South Carolina is now a "A Right to Educate" State. Let South Carolina set the standard and become the first state in the NATION to pass “The Right to Educate” legislation! This legislation will codify the specific parameters of what being “A Right to Educate” state actually means. Similar to "Right to Work" legislation that guarantees all workers in South Carolina the freedom to choose to join a Union or not (24 states have this), our state legislature must pass "The Right to Educate" legislation that guarantees all parents the freedom to choose how best to educate their children. We must not be forced into accepting Common Core, unions, and public schools as the only viable alternative.

Let me put it this way, if we do not expand the depth and breadth of School Choice options in South Carolina, we are “effectively” limiting many parents into forced obligation to accepting public schools, unions, and Common Core as the only option. Parents want flexibility and choice.

We need School Choice options that consist of a plethora of public and private alternatives with varying degrees of government oversight and involvement (or not) to meet the needs of our children's learning capabilities. This legislation must include portable Education Savings Accounts (ESA) to meet the demands of the 21st century. ESA accounts should not be limited in scope but available to all South Carolinians.

In the Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith outlined some quintessential thoughts on what the invisible hand of free-market education (School Choice) would have on the quality of our children's education. He stated, "The demand for instruction produced, what it always produces, the talent for giving it; and the emulation which an unrestrained competition [limited government involvement] never fails to excite, appears to have brought that talent to a very high degree of perfection [both student and teacher]. Brackets added [ ] for emphasis.

Let us level the playing field to the point where PARENTS are once again the drivers and/or influencers of education decision-making in South Carolina. Let us truly be “A Right to Educate” state with specific and comprehensive enumerations.  

Will our elected officials rise to the cause? Will parents hold them accountable? Can we pass the right kind of School Choice legislation?

As your congressman, I will work tireless to ensure that this same type of legislation is introduced and/or sponsored at the federal level. Doing nothing is NOT an option!

Please vote Mike LaPierre in the June 2022 Republican Party primary. He is the congressional candidate who has the depth of understanding to get things done and move our state forward.

 

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022 6:53 PM

Pathway to Victory

Candidate Mike LaPierre sees a clear pathway to victory in the upcoming Republican Party Primary for U.S. House of Representatives in Greenville and Spartanburg Counties (District 4).

For example, in the last primary race that he ran in against Lindsey Graham, Mike LaPierre amassed just shy of 26,000 votes in District 4!

That’s right folks, voters in Greenville and Spartanburg have already pulled the lever and pledged their allegiance once before as a result of his conservative positions. 26,000 times! 

There are very few candidates who have amassed that number of votes in Greenville and Spartanburg Counties. Very few.

When you couple this fact with the “do nothing” and “absentee status” of the current congressman, Will Timmons, there is a real possibility that Mike LaPierre will win the race on the first ballot!

Please check out the tepid results for Timmons at Rep. William Timmons [R-SC4]’s 2020 Report Card from GovTrack.us and then sit back and cringe! Ladies and gentlemen, his report card is SCARY BAD for a two-term congressman.

Please visit Mike LaPierre’s website at www.lapierreforhouse.com and view his robust platform and policy positions.

Please donate to the winning team today!

We need to usher out professional political operatives, the wealthy privileged elite, weak “beta” Republicans; while voting in citizen representatives that can turn our country around!

We need businessmen like Mike LaPierre who have made a career of making tough decisions; who had a willingness to stand up to the establishment; who breaks down the walls necessary: and someone who has a long history of getting results.

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022 6:51 PM

Inner-City Flames of Destruction

Much of America's inner-cities have metastasized into a pervasive and dominant entitlement culture that is antithetical to the very word of God. The inner-city has also "progressed" (or digressed depending on your point of view) toward an intimidating, aggressive, violent, and “woke” factor not found in the hills and valleys of the rural or agrarian lifestyles. This, too, is contrary to the spirit of biblical instruction.

In a sense, the Marxists-Socialists have set up shop in the bowels of our inner-cities and have entangled much of America in the evil of their ideology and political musings. Remember, removing any semblance of spiritual power and spirituality is a priority for those who espouse this type of anti-American public policy. Most of America believes that the spirit of a holy, righteous, and active God still drives the existence of our nation.

Thomas Jefferson once considered and articulated the thought that the rural and agrarian lifestyle is closest to the very nature of God. It is almost impossible for the agrarian farmer not to see Christ in his/her heavenly vocation.

For those reading this post, you may suggest that this is nothing new.

However, let us now consider the INTENSITY of the inter-city problem. I am even willing to say it this way, "the intensity of the inner-city takeover."

How do we win back the hearts, minds, and souls of those who have become so accustomed to "everything free" and one where big government becomes the all-consuming safety net? In other words, how do we escape the clutches of bondage and servitude where we are not truly free but reliant on government?

I believe that the solution to this urban crisis is education. It is both the education we receive in our local churches and the education we receive when students are allowed to have, and are subsequently given, a panoramic view of different worldview perspectives in the public-school systems. In addition, we allow our students to be taught the greatness of American and her Constitutional Republic ideals and not the hatred (Critical Race Theory) that is currently being spewed in the classrooms of today.

In other words, we move back to educating public school students and not indoctrinating them with Marxist-Socialist evil.

The good news is that we are seeing much progress. Moms and dads are getting involved, showing up at school board meetings, letting their voices be heard, and once again are taking an active role in what is being taught and exposed to their children in the classrooms. This is one of the primary battlefields! However, the most important one is of a spiritual nature! We must endeavor to make our inner-cities a mission field.   

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022 6:47 PM

How Corporate America was Captured by the Left

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

  • Corporatists reinforce wokeism in corporate measurements schemes
  • Social, cultural, and environmental balanced scorecard measures used
  • Money is the driver, trying to cast as broad a marketing net as possible
  • Marxist card-carrying members or sympathizers have a “social justice” agenda
  • By default, corporatists support the complete secularization of society

DETAIL:

Corporate wokeism reminds me of exactly what is going on at our southern borders- the Marxists are trying to transform our American way of life and create “political force.” There are many folks who wonder about the who, what, where, how, and why of American corporations being taken over by "wokeism." The answers to this question are relatively simplistic.

The corporatists have orchestrated the takeover through simple business measurements! In the Corporate world there is an old saying that goes something like this, "you cannot improve what you cannot measure." The corporatists in AMERICA all believe that measurements are VITAL!

The Marxist leaning corporate activists then had an epiphany! If we are going to move our social, cultural, and environmental re-engineering agenda forward (Marxism-Socialism), we need to incorporate some of the "soft" re-engineering measures in our balanced scorecards that will help us gauge and subsequently move our progress forward.

In other words, they moved Marxist leaning social, cultural, and environmental issues from the water cooler and break rooms, to the board room. These include measurements like determining one's carbon footprint, green energy efficiency, Green New Deal compliance, sensitivity training, and a host of other soft and sweet-smelling hobby horses related to "social, cultural, and environmental  justice." Can you believe this junk?

The Marxists weaseled their way into Corporate America by making social, cultural, and environmental issues a key priority in their overall measurement scheme. In very subtle fashion, the corporatists ushered in wokeism!

Instead of corporations measuring return on investment, return on invested capital, sales growth, and profit and loss which are capitalist in nature, corporations now have included a social, cultural, and environmental re-engineering formula that leads us directly to Marxist tendencies. Real subtle and real cute!

Remember, you cannot improve what you cannot measure!

The technocrats, economists, planners, and corporate strategists of yesteryear were FORCED by the woke executive elite to switch their primary focus away from the nuts and bolts of growing their businesses and making a profit, toward a social, cultural, and environmental re-engineering focus!

Why, you ask? Follow the money, I respond. The corporatists feared that they would lose market share if they did not bow to the whims of the progressive Marxists leaning activists on our shores! If not full card carrying Marists, certainly sympathetic to their cause.

Taking care of our environment and respecting people is one thing, radical environmentalism and radical "everything woke" is a horse of a different color- it is Marxist leaning in its construct and orientation.

America is the land of the free and home of the brave. It is the land of opportunity and we are NOT a zero-sum game. Any woke corporate Marxist executive activist who believes in the subcomponent or subculture levels of class warfare, is gravely mistaken. You are simply participating in a decisive campaign for division, hatred, and vitriol.

Corporate America, please stick to growing revenue, making profit, and taking care of your people! Stay out of the politics of wokeism. You are helping to ruin our country. Instead of cow towing to the religions of wokeism, new age culturalism, and radical environmentalism, how about pulling up your capitalist boot straps and encouraging folks to go to church? Seems like a simple, traditional, logical, and fair-minded solution to the complexities of our day.

Let me boil it down for you, treat people fairly and make some money. It’s that simple. Anything else is analogous to sponsoring a political agenda through tactics of indoctrination. The complete secularization of society is not the answer.

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022 6:46 PM

GOP Battles for Political Supremacy

As the Republican Party battles for political supremacy in the 2022 and 2024 election cycles, we must understand the nature of this political warfare.

The breakdown of the family unit, societal institutions, the rule of law, our Constitution, moral standards, common human decency, love of country, biblical instruction, and a basic lack of appreciation for the greatness of America is now being pushed, supported, and financed by Marxist leaning progressives on our shores.

Make no mistake, this is the genesis of our conflict. It is the battle between good and evil. It is the battle between a Communist way of life written by Karl Marx in the Communist Manifesto and the American way of life found in the Declaration of Independence and our Constitution.

Choose whom you will serve in this worldly political realm.

How do we, as American citizens, help stem the tide of this wretched, evil, and perverse ideology?

As we compare and contrast both Marxist ideology and Secular Humanist religious doctrine, respectively, we must recognize that the enemy is among us with an intensity never before realized since the FDR administration.

This is NOT politics as usual. This is cultural warfare and we are battling for the hearts, minds, and souls of American citizens. We are fighting to conserve the best of America's political and spiritual distinctiveness, while having a steadfast resolve to protect the unalienable rights of all of her citizens.

For me and my house, we will serve the Lord!

It is my prayer that all Republicans will endeavor to come together in the spirit of political unity to reclaim America without fear. If you want a congressman who will stand in the gap and sound the alarms for capitalism, our Constitution, and freedom, vote for me!

My name is Mike LaPierre and I am a congressional candidate for the U.S. House in South Carolina District 4 - Greenville and Spartanburg Counties.

Please visit our website at www.lapierreforhouse.com and make a donation today!

Establishment politics has gotten us where we are today, a far cry from the vision of our Framers. Marxism has invaded every facet of our society. We need a hedge of protection around the institutional frameworks in America. 

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022 6:40 PM

First Monday Meeting of 2022

What a great kick-off event of the new year at the Poinsett Club with an opportunity to network with dozens of First Monday members!  South Carolina Speaker of the House Jay Lucas was our guest speaker as he laid out the key focus areas for 2022.   


Tuesday, January 4, 2022 6:37 PM

Expanding the Federal Government - Overreach

William Timmons' positions on the issues and many of his votes in Congress have done nothing more that usurp the authority and sovereignty of the individual states.

Do we as Greenville and Spartanburg County residents believe in small government and the power of the states or believe in a BLOATED and overbearing federal government?

There is no question that the young and inexperienced Mr. Timmons has lost his way on the proper authority of the states. When William Timmons can make a comment like, "I like the Infrastructure Bill because it creates jobs", there is no question he is on the side of an expansive and BLOATED federal government.

How about when he votes to EXPAND THE ROLE OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT by giving the DOJ more power to investigate “HATE CRIMES.” Who do you think that the Biden Administration is going to investigate, Mr. Timmons? Liberals? No, it will expand the opportunity to investigate conservative voices! i.e.,  government intimidation and overreach!  

The same thing that they are doing to moms and dads who want Critical Race Theory out of our public schools.

This is the position of an establishment Republican who is wreaking havoc with the vision of our Founding Fathers as stated in the Federalist Papers #46. Our affinity and political sensitivities should be squarely aligned with the sovereignty of the states and NOT with authority of an unwelcome federal government and secular presence that is far reaching in nature.

No, we MUST reign in the long arms of establishment politicians and sever the relationships by voting them out of office and sending them on their way back home to their law offices and trust funds.

This is the people's government, not a select group of rich politicians who can BUY their way to political prominence by dumping a bunch of "trust fund" cash into a race. My allegiance to the federal government cannot be bought or purchased with money, Mr. Timmons.

Many of your policy positions and votes suggest that MONEY should be the determining factor in establishing an allegiance to an out-of-control federal government who is on a WILD spending spree. So, you like the $1.2 Trillion Marxist/Socialist Green New Deal Infrastructure Bill because it creates jobs? Is that a fact? Who is going to pay for this young Will Timmons? What king of jobs are they going to create young Will Timmons? Green New Deal jobs?

What happens to the small businessman when you DECIMATE the employment pool with the wrong kind of jobs?

Your kind of thinking and decision-making is not right for Greenville and Spartanburg Counties.

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022 6:36 PM

Clarion Call for Republican Party Unity

I love the Republican Party platform and the principles that it stands for. Like the rest of you, I take great pride in helping to bring those conservative ideals from ideation to reality. I take great issue with anyone and anything that would stand in the way of achieving our platform goals and objectives.

To anyone who is currently a Republican Party member (including young Republicans) and all those thinking about joining the Republican Party, as a leader, I would like to elaborate on some immediate improvement opportunities that are a priority.

1. Our Republican Party realizes that you are being exposed to hatred and vitriol in South Carolina politics and across this great nation……we are designating this as an immediate improvement opportunity for UNITY prior to the 2022 midterm elections.

2. Our Republican Party realizes that we must NEVER allow members to put self-interest, political expediency, money, and power above the interest of our party, our state, and the citizenry…….another improvement opportunity.

3. Our Republican Party realizes that secular humanist practices often become part of the “execution phase” of our politics…...another improvement opportunity.

4. Our Republican Party realizes that the baser instincts of mankind rears its ugly head from time to time…....another improvement opportunity.

5. Our Republican Party realizes that we have allowed a Darwinian approach to "winning at any/all costs" to enter into the body politic in South Carolina and across America…….another improvement opportunity.

6. Our Republican Party realizes that because we are the plus-1 Party (that would be the GOP who includes a Creator God), we would normally have a distinct advantage over the minus-1 Party (that would be the Marxist Dems who denounce a Creator God), except for our misguided secular practices of late.

7. Our Republican Party recognizes that we (collectively) have not used our pens; used our platforms; and have not used our voices to help bring our Republican Party together as one. We will be doubling down our efforts to restore the principles of the Republican Party and our Constitution to this great country. Your commitment (along with me) will guarantee we will achieve this lofty goal.

We are a conservative party; guided by conservative principles; anchored in part to the solid rock of a righteous and holy way, a more perfect way.

As a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives and leader in Greenville and Spartanburg Counties (District 4) I want to do my part. For the next 20+ weeks I am going to be offering solutions to HELP fix the political issues of our day. These solutions will be imaginative, creative, innovative, and filled with the hope of a brighter tomorrow for you, me, and for our children.

If each of us is committed to restoring the founding principles of our country, it will ensure victory!

I pray that each of you will follow our campaign journey for Congress at www.lapierreforhouse.com (follow us on Facebook) and help us seek and find a more perfect way forward in our politics and with our dedication to the principles of the Republican Party. My fervent prayer is that we will unite!

Happy New Year and God bless you!

LaPierre for Congress
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Tuesday, January 4, 2022 6:35 PM

Build and Maintain the Walls

Republicans must be careful to maintain, with diligence, the walls of separation that distinguish us from the radical left. The Marxist secular left. Those walls represent the boundaries that we will NOT penetrate for the sake of winning. A Darwinian "win at any/all costs" should not be part of our DNA.

Don't get me wrong, we want to use EVERY professional, integral,  and lawful means possible to win elections, shape and control public policy, and lead, but Republicans do NOT have to stoop to the Marxist Secularists evil and pernicious ways. We strategize, formulate tactics, and execute with aggression by using discernment, wisdom, and sound judgment, but NEVER at the expense of immoral, illegal, and corrupt practices. 

Individual Republican Party members and the designed corporate culture within our party should share the same basic morality and genesis. In other words, there should be an acknowledgment in our political ideology AND our practices (execution phase) that we have a sacred responsibility to a divine. If we stay true to our Republican Party Creed, the party platform, and the moral principles found in the word of God, we will succeed!

However, if we begin to use the tools of the Marxist secular left, well, we become the enemy.

We must allow our FAITH to inform our politics and NOT allow our POLITICS to inform our faith. The delicacies of political ideology must never encroach upon or envelop the moral authority of God Almighty found in His Word!

Is the ultimate purpose of the reform minded Republican Party establishment types to make our party more credible to the skeptic and to render it less vulnerable to attack? Does that so-called "credibility" lead to casting a wider net for more money? Does money and lining up with the culture become the primary drivers of a reform minded establishment Republican Party with their associated views on our platform?

It is my opinion that you don't exude strength by one's watered-down weakness through pandering, but by a commitment to a core and foundational set of principles. I believe that it is always the political orthodoxy of the Republican Party platform that attracts new members, not those who are comfortable being quasi-Republicans nibbling at the fringes.

If we allow a patchwork of Republican Party  ideology with endless modifications to our platform to satisfy preferences and look like the culture, who do we become?

STAY THE COURSE! The weak Republicans may try and modify, remove, or attack the walls of political separation with incoming fire, but STAY THE COURSE! We are not the uni-party!

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022 6:33 PM

A Clear and Present Danger

Why isn't Congressman William Timmons sounding the alarm?

The illegal Soviet spy rings and espionage apparatus of the 1930ies and 40ies did not have to worry during the Marxist-Socialist leaning presidency of F.D.R.

In fact, one of the Soviet spies who "came clean" and turned state’s evidence had this to say.

"It was not necessary to invest heavily in Washington. Once the New Deal was in swing, Hal Ware (Soviet spy) was like a man who has bought a farm sight unseen only to discover that the crops are all in and ready to harvest. All that he had to do was hustle them into the barn. The barn in this case was the Communist Party."

South Carolina citizens, what I want to know is who are the illegal spies in the Biden Administration; what kind of underground apparatus have these illegal spies established; and who now owns the barns? Is it the Russians, Chinese, Iranians, or North Koreans?

We need an immediate investigation into the potential for illegal espionage and subversive activity taking place on our shores!

It is my opinion, that it is not a question of "if" there is illegal activity on our shores, but more a question of the "extent" to which it has infiltrated the highest levels of our government.

The parallel conditions between the F.D.R. and Biden Administrations makes it "not necessary to invest in Washington" as stated above.

The conditions are ripe! One can only speculate on their ability to influence public policy.

Call your congressman today and express your desire to have a SPECIAL COMMISSION investigate any/all illegal subversive activity going on by enemy combatants in the United States of America.

We need to reestablish a House Committee on Un-American Activities.

LaPierre for Congress
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Tuesday, January 4, 2022 6:29 PM

Understanding Unalienable Rights

Pray God, that this post is a blessing to my supporters!

Obedience to an almighty God is the forerunner to our freedom of conscience, our liberty, and our unalienable rights here in America. Where there is no obligation to a Divine Sovereign, we understand not the exercise, severity, and for that matter, the constellation of our gift.

And while all Americans experience the blessed hand of God through common grace, it is redemptive grace that captures the soul of man and changes his natural and self-promoting predisposition. Yes, the acknowledgment of both common and redemptive grace can be found in the following verse of Scripture.

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life."

Our Framers thought the religious element so important to our country that they listed it as the very first objective in our Bill of Rights as specified in the First Amendment. In the First Amendment the “Establishment Clause” prohibits our government from the sponsorship and institution of a national and state sponsored religion at the “federal” level. Our Framers wanted to remedy what the Anglican Church of England did to its people.

However, and at the same time, the "states" had the complete and total freedom to institute state sponsored churches at their discretion and Christianity was routinely invoked. See the South Carolina original Constitutions. It wasn’t until the Fourteenth Amendment was passed 80 years later, were the states both incorporated and obligated by law to now follow the First Amendment to our Constitution. In other words, there was an 80-year period when states had the authority to establish their own religious inclinations.

However, the “Free Exercise Clause” in the First Amendment gave us the totality of our religious freedom by allowing all Americans to freely exercise their religious beliefs, or not. I believe that this totality included both the private and public spheres of operation.

Therefore, logically speaking, the full complement, realization, and consummation of our unalienable rights here in America must be shrouded in our undying devotion to a Creator God. They are God-given rights. It is there, in that still small place of a Holy and righteous God, that we are truly set free and are at liberty. To get there, we must be obedient and God reliant vs. disobedient and man reliant.
To get there, we must shred any thought that man is owed any unalienable “right” outside of Divine intervention. For, to proclaim true freedom, liberty, and unalienable rights, is to proclaim God Almighty.

All other proclaimed “rights” outside of the manifestation and control of the great “I am”, is to self-proclaim that man (humanity) is the determinative factor (historical determinism) in his own happiness, liberty, and freedom of religious conscience. That ladies and gentleman, is to espouse a model of freedom, liberty, and unalienable “rights” so-called, that are anti-God in nature and saturated with the “City of Man.”

That model follows a Marxist and/or a Secular Humanist orientation.

In America, we cannot chant rights, rights, rights, outside of the One who sent them down to us in the first place. When we do, it is nothing more than encroaching the Throne of Grace and repudiating His Divine authority!

May God bless America and continue to intercede on behalf of His children.

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022 6:28 PM

Political Solution #2

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

-We must stop the complete and total secularization of society through our public policy.

-Our Elected officials must offer legislation that further ensures and codifies a balance between secular and sectarian societal influences.

-The Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of government must normalize and control the pervasive and dominant secular humanist religious infiltration.

-We must reformulate and enforce a traditional view of Separation of Church and State that our Framers held and provided for in our 1st Constitutional Amendment.

FULL COMMENTARY:

Nietzsche, who I disagree with most of the time, made a remarkable comment that we should consider as we study political solutions.

He said, "The advance toward universal empires is always also an advance toward universal divinities, despotism with its triumph over the independent nobility always prepares the way for some kind of monotheism."

In other words, the despotism that extreme individualism; the extreme worship of our individual "rights"; the penchant for hyper-democratic ideals; and the unbridled and unrestrained thirst for freedom can lead to the worship of one God. i.e., "some kind" of monotheism.

However, we must ask ourselves the following questions. Which monotheistic God? Is it the god of humanity (Satan) or is it the God of our fathers (Yahweh)?

The question of a monotheistic secular humanist orientation (the world) vs. a monotheistic sectarian orientation (religion), is the battle that we have fought since the Garden of Eden and it's the battle we are currently fighting in American politics to this very day.

Fortunately, our Founding Fathers bequeathed us a constitutional framework that would allow for both to survive.

Did our Framers want the complete and total secularization of American society, imposing it's will on others? Absolutely not! Did our Framers want the complete and total saturation of sectarian (religious) dominance in American society, imposing it's will on others? Absolutely not!

They wanted the freedom found in the natural laws and in the unalienable rights from our maker described in the Declaration of Independence. A freedom that shows deference, love, and appreciation to all walks of life, while supporting the equality of opportunity.

The extremities under either of the two scenarios above, would have been highly problematic in the eyes of our Founding Fathers in order to sustain our Constitution in the long run.

While they would have wanted the discussion and debate from minority extremists, they would NOT have wanted them to run rough shod over the majority through forced compliance, mandates, and executive orders.

Unfortunately, right now, in American politics, we are forced with an administration that wants the complete and total secularization of society by their public policy positions. Outside of some sweet-smelling words to the contrary, that is what American citizens are faced with right now.

The solution is simple. We stay away from political and spiritual extremes. We offer remedies (public policy) that supports the inclusion of all, but does not divide us, pitting one subcomponent or subculture group against another to ensure their so-called "rights" are elevated over the needs of all Americans.

We stop propagandizing, demagoguing, and politicizing the evils of America, but instead we encourage our elected officials and our citizens to focus on her greatness and the opportunity we have to make her even better!

Can we not love and appreciate the greatest nation that civilization has ever known?

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022 6:26 PM

Political Solution #1

Saving Our Children Act - Education Bill

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

1. In order to safeguard parents and students, teachers and school administration personnel will be subject to progressive disciplinary action, up to and including discharge, for offering false information related to:

• Course titles and content

• Deliberate misrepresentation and mischaracterization of class content

• Intentional education of unrelated curriculum through ideological beliefs

• Teaching Critical Race Theory directly or through benign and/or derivative forms

2. Public schools and universities will be required to establish procedures and protocols (including progressive disciplinary measures and procedures, complaint resolution, training, and compliance reporting) for truthful standards of course representation and neutral delivery. Failure to establish the procedures and protocols will result in the forfeiture of federal and state funding.

3. Parents and students have a “Right to Know” the vantage point and origin of educational instruction, before they sign up for classes. Therefore, public school teachers, university professors, and school administrators will be required to sign a pledge to take neutral ideological positions in their respective roles. Educational facilities will be required to train those who encounter students in appropriate styles of communication that allow the students to ponder the world while having their personal beliefs respected. Educators found to be in violation of this Act will be subject to progressive disciplinary action. If they proceed to indoctrinate students they will be dismissed. Administrators found to be either encouraging classroom indoctrination or protecting teachers who are attempting to indoctrinate students will also be dismissed.

4. When reporting classroom incidents, students, teachers, school administrators, and others involved in the classroom setting will be protected by the Whistle-Blower Protection Act of 1989. Government employees are prohibited from taking retaliatory action due to a reporting disclosure.

5. Nothing in this Act is designed to prevent an instructor or teacher from honestly answering a student’s direct question. That right has always been protected.

As your congressman, I will work overtime to help pass legislation holding our public schools and universities accountable for “truth-filled” identification of course content and neutral delivery of classroom content. I believe that we have one of the largest cases of “consumer fraud” going on in the history of the United States of America. We are allowing our public university professors and public-school teachers the ability to misrepresent the underlying educational theme (intent) through improper naming conventions (course titles), misrepresentation in the syllabi of course content, and indoctrinating students with ideological beliefs such as Critical Race Theory. This MUST STOP!

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Saturday, December 11, 2021 4:15 PM

A Comparison: Secular Humanism, Marxism, and the Bible

The chapter below is from my latest book titled, The Elephant Brief.

 

IV

RELIGIOUS DOCTRINE COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS

Next, we will juxtapose the beliefs, tenants, and dogmas of the secular humanist religion and Marxist ideology against one of the most dominant sectarian influences (Christianity) in our nation. Before we do, let us consider what such an undertaking represents. “What in the identity of the new [secular humanism] could be recognized as identical to the ‘religion’ already known? The answer to this question determined whether a newly observed ‘religion’ was admitted into the category Religion. The study of religions (and importantly, the comparative study of religions) still rests on the hypothesis of identity or likeness between two separate sets of phenomena, each recognizable as ‘Religion,’ in order to trace similarities and differences between them. At the same time, each religion is also recognized as possessing some unique characteristics that differentiate them from other specific religions.[1]

SECULAR HUMANISM

This Court will use documented beliefs (excerpts) from the Humanist Manifestos I, II, along with the Humanism and its Aspirations text to clarify their positions. [content in brackets added]

  • “Religious humanism maintains that all associations and institutions exist for the fulfillment of human life. The intelligent evaluation, transformation, control, and direction of such associations and institutions with a view to the enhancement of human life is the purpose and program of humanism. Certainly, religious institutions, their ritualistic forms, ecclesiastical methods, and communal activities must be reconstituted as rapidly as experience allows, in order to function effectively in the modern world. [Transform our current institutions with secularism]
  • Religious humanists regard the universe as self-existing and not created. [Self-existing universe with no origin or Creator God]
  • We are convinced that the time has passed for theism, deism, modernism, and the several varieties of ‘new thought.’ [Outdated modes of thinking must pass]
  • In the place of the old attitudes involved in worship and prayer the humanist finds his religious emotions expressed in a heightened sense of personal life and in a cooperative effort to promote social well-being. [Heightened sense of self through religious emotion and collective cooperation]
  • Man will learn to face the crises of life in terms of his knowledge of their naturalness and probability. Reasonable and manly attitudes will be fostered by education and supported by custom. We assume that humanism will take the path of social and mental hygiene and discourage sentimental and unreal hopes and wishful thinking. [Education is the pathway for citizen retraining away from hope found in God’s Word]
  • Knowledge of the world is derived by observation, experimentation, and rational analysis. (See empiricism.) [Experience, probability, and science promote knowledge]
  • Humans are an integral part of nature, the result of evolutionary change, an unguided process. [Man evolved on his own]
  • Ethical values are derived from human need and interest as tested by experience. (See ethical naturalism). [Ethical values are limited to human experience]
  • Life’s fulfillment emerges from individual participation in the service of humane ideals. [Human ideals vs. Absolute truth]
  • Humans are social by nature and find meaning in relationships. [Social interaction vital to meaning]
  • Working to benefit society maximizes individual happiness. [Social contributions vital to individual happiness]
  • Humanists are firmly convinced that existing acquisitive and profit-motivated society has shown itself to be inadequate and that a radical change in methods, controls, and motives must be instituted. A socialized and cooperative economic order must be established to the end that the equitable distribution of the means of life be possible. The goal of humanism is a free and universal society in which people voluntarily and intelligently cooperate for the common good. Humanists demand a shared life in a shared world. [Capitalism is inadequate- Socialism/Collectivism is demanded]
  • Though we consider the religious forms and ideas of our fathers no longer adequate, the quest for the good life is still the central task for mankind. Man is at last becoming aware that he alone is responsible for the realization of the world of his dreams, that he has within himself the power for its achievement. He must set intelligence and will to the task. [Man has an individual god-like status to drive results toward a utopian ideal]
  • Religions have always been means for realizing the highest values of life. Their end has been accomplished through the interpretation of the total environing situation [theology or world view], the sense of values resulting therefrom [goal or ideal], and the technique [cult], established for realizing the satisfactory life. [Discredits a belief in God as being a cult]
  • The distinction between the sacred and the secular can no longer be maintained. [Must blur the lines between sacred and secular]
  • We work to uphold the equal enjoyment of human rights and civil liberties in an open, secular society and maintain it is a civic duty to participate in the democratic process and a planetary duty to protect nature’s integrity, diversity, and beauty in a secure, sustainable manner.”[2] [Protecting the environment of the world and promoting diversity are key drivers- globalism]

 

Marxism and the Communist Manifesto (Marx-Engels) – [content in brackets added]

  • “….a violent suppression of the old conditions of production [violent means are needed]
  • ….for man, man is the supreme being. [man has a god-like status]
  • ….all that is called history is nothing else than the process of creating man through human labor, the becoming of nature for man. Man has thus evident and irrefutable proof of his own creation by himself. [man’s ingenuity, intelligence, and labor drive his creation]
  • Modern industry has established the world market, for which the discovery of America paved the way. This market has given an immense development to commerce, to navigation, to communication by land. This development has, in its turn, reacted on the extension of industry; and in proportion as industry, commerce, navigation, railways extended, in the same proportion the bourgeoisie developed, increased its capital, and pushed into the background every class handed down from the Middle Ages. [The progression of industry and the concentration of capital are the tools of oppression. i.e., capitalism is bad and must be transformed]
  • It has resolved personal worth into exchange value, and in place of the numberless indefeasible chartered freedoms, has set up that single, unconscionable freedom — Free Trade. In one word, for exploitation, veiled by religious and political illusions, it has substituted naked, shameless, direct, brutal exploitation. [The free-market economy should be controlled- religion and politics are used to exploit the working class i.e., regulations are good, religion and politics are used to manipulate power to support the wealthy]
  • By this, the long-wished for opportunity was offered to ‘True’ Socialism of confronting the political movement with the Socialist demands, of hurling the traditional anathemas against liberalism, against representative government, against bourgeois competition, bourgeois freedom of the press, bourgeois legislation, bourgeois liberty and equality, and of preaching to the masses that they had nothing to gain, and everything to lose, by this bourgeois movement. German Socialism forgot, in the nick of time, that the French criticism, whose silly echo it was, presupposed the existence of modern bourgeois society, with its corresponding economic conditions of existence, and the political constitution adapted thereto, the very things those attainment was the object of the pending struggle in Germany. [Socialism is not enough since it still props up the ruling elite and wealthy aristocrats who must be eliminated- totalitarianism is better]
  • But these Socialist and Communist publications contain also a critical element. They attack every principle of existing society. Hence, they are full of the most valuable materials for the enlightenment of the working class. The practical measures proposed in them — such as the abolition of the distinction between town and country, of the family, of the carrying on of industries for the account of private individuals, and of the wage system, the proclamation of social harmony, the conversion of the function of the state into a more superintendence of production — all these proposals point solely to the disappearance of class antagonisms which were, at that time, only just cropping up, and which, in these publications, are recognized in their earliest indistinct and undefined forms only. These proposals, therefore, are of a purely Utopian character. [Recommend abolishing our sovereign borders, the family unit, the pursuit of property, and the wage system for more notable needs/concerns such as social harmony, a centralized economy, and equity through a redistribution of personal and corporate wealth]
  • The significance of Critical-Utopian Socialism and Communism bears an inverse relation to historical development. In proportion as the modern class struggle develops and takes definite shape, this fantastic standing apart from the contest, these fantastic attacks on it, lose all practical value and all theoretical justification.”[3] [Unless an obliteration of the classes prevails, all other forms of Socialism and Communism are failures- arguing for a totalitarian relationship]

CHRISTIANITY

This Court will use documented beliefs from the Bible to clarify their positions. [content in brackets added]

  • Christianity believes that all associations and institutions are for the glory of God. (Romans 11:36) [Want to transform associations and institutions with the principles of God’s Word as the anchor]
  • Christianity believes that God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1) [God is the origin of our existence]
  • Christianity believes that prayer and worship are vital components of drawing closer to God (1 Thessalonians 5:17) [Heightened sense of God and personal holiness]
  • Christianity believes that man walks by faith and not by sight. (2 Corinthians 5:7) [Should put a complete and total reliance on things above and not on things of this earth]
  • Christianity believes that the inspired Word of God (Bible) is the instruction guide for all matters here on earth. (Psalm 119:33) [Reading God’s Word and associating with like- minded believers are keys to personal progressive sanctification and duty]
  • Christianity believes that knowledge of the world is derived from having a biblical worldview (Proverbs 4:7) [True knowledge, wisdom, and absolute truth come from the Bible]
  • Christianity believes that man was a part of Creation (Genesis Chapter 1) [Man had nothing to do with his development, but was made in the image of God]
  • Christianity believes that ethical values are derived from biblical precepts. (Proverbs 22:6) [Ethical values are learned from reading God’s Word and the loving instruction of one’s parents- train up a child in the way……]
  • Christianity believes that life’s fulfillment emerges from resting in the saving grace provided by Jesus Christ. (Matthew 11:28) [Christ is the living and breathing Word of God]
  • Christianity believes that reaching out to the lost and the joy of fellowship with other believers are key elements to their faith. (Matthew 28:19-20) [There is both a duty and responsibility to both]
  • Christianity believes that one should work to glorify God by being a good steward. (Luke Chapter 16) [Following biblical precepts and a saving knowledge of Christ will lead one toward doing good works]
  • Christianity believes that profit making is sanctioned by God. (Matthew 25:23) [Hard work and labor will provide the funds needed to care for familial needs]
  • Christianity believes that by faith, God is responsible for man’s earthly existence, preparing him for the eternal. (Hebrews 11:1) [Christians are watchful and hopeful that God will provide their earthly and heavenly needs]
  • Christianity believes that secular humanism is a system derived by Satan that brings glory to himself by trying to mirror the conditions of the Bible. (Genesis Chapter 3) [They believe that secularism has cult-like origins and is evil in nature]
  • Christianity believes that Christians must be in the world, but not of the world (2 Corinthians 6:17) [They want to keep their Christian distinctiveness, but otherwise associate and thrive for God’s glory and not their own]   
  • Christianity believes that one has a responsibility to labor sacrificially in the environment while providing, protecting, and nourishing it at the same time.[4] (Genesis 2:15) [They labor unto God and care for the environment at the same time]

COURT’S OPINIONAFTER CONSIDERABLE REVIEW, THIS Court points to the explicit commonality of the two stated religions. Certainly not in terms of the substance, focus, or beliefs in their overall makeup, but both endeavoring to follow a set of core beliefs and principles (at odds with one another) with allegiance.

  1. Reaching out to others – proselytizing and persuasion
  2. Engaging in commerce – responsibilities to work and labor
  3. Allegiance to fundamental tenants – religious doctrine
  4. Protecting the environment – environmental care
  5. Understanding of a god-like driver of their destinies – doctrinal origin
  6. Caring for others – stewardship and dominion responsibilities
  7. Part of a cause bigger than themselves – hope for the future
  8. Man can reason, communicate, and thrive – degrees of human intelligence and understanding to impact the masses
  9. Educating the masses – teaching/indoctrination
  10. Transforming institutions – citizen responsibility through government involvement         

In light of these facts, the Court has no other alternative than to view each party as viable religious organizations with the tactics, strategy, mystical elements, and doctrinal expediency necessary to change the world with their core beliefs. One, a secular orientation, the other, a theocratic (trinitarian) orientation. Both with a belief system that is shared by millions in the United States of America.

 

 

 

 



[1] www.tandfonline.com

[2] https://americanhumanist.org/

[3] The Communist Manifesto – https:\en.wikipedia.org/Wiki/The_Communist_Manifesto

[4] King James Study Bible (previously published as The Liberty Annotated Study Bible and as The Annotated Study Bible, King James Version). Copyright 1988 by Liberty University 

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Friday, December 10, 2021 1:56 PM

Liberals Can’t See the Forest for the Trees

Citizens in America who support the Democrat Party and the Biden Administration are unable to see what they thought amounted to liberalism or progressivism is nothing more than Socialism. They also failed to see that much of the socialist ideology in our country is nothing more than Marxism shrouded by secular thinking.

Whether they are card carrying American Marxists or sympathizers to some or all of the elements in their current revolution/cause, they are propagating an anti-God and an anti-American theme.

Patriots must be diligent in exposing these truths and educating the general public to the revolutionaries’ true aims. They ultimately want to tear down the foundations of our great country (God-Family-Church-Country) and transform America into something she is not.

With the fervor and discipline of a counter revolutionary, we must stand our ground and fight the cultural warfare on every conceivable front devised by the Marxist propagandists. We must also be willing to outmaneuver those illegal subversives on our shores with the personal sacrifice necessary to win.

This is outright spiritual warfare. This is the fight between good and evil. Marxism and Secular Humanism are self-proclaimed anti-God in ideology and makeup. How does one support the evil machinations of an anti-God political ideology and the associated party? 

I believe that we have institutionalized Marxism, illegal subversive activity, and illegal espionage activity at the highest levels of our government.

We need to separate the wheat from the tares while providing for a unified pathway forward toward traditional family values and common sense. Yes, we need to provide a safe-haven of rest for our citizenry from the evil effects of Marxism.

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Friday, December 10, 2021 1:52 PM

Disclosing the Character of Marxism-Socialism

Fascism- a government lead by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often fascism.


Question- When do the utopian ideals of a Marxist-Socialist ideology suddenly turn and spin out of control toward the malignancy of fascism?

Answer - When they don't get their way and feel compelled to control the American citizenry.

Question- What form does this type of fascist behavior and control look like?

Answer- Forced mandates, emergency standard declarations, numerous unconstitutional executive orders, excessive propaganda, harassment, follow the science espousals, secular humanist indoctrination, and outright lies and deception by government officials, legacy media, and big tech.

Question- What can we do to stop the madness?

Answer- Get involved! Join a conservative, patriot loving, and God-fearing political party.  Show up to political rallies that denounce un-American activities. Show up to School Board meetings and express an opinion. Frequently call or write your congressman and other elected officials. Run for public office. Determine to be a mouthpiece on social media and other platforms where you can help shape public opinion. Give money to support those who are on the front lines. Pray. Write an editorial, article or book exposing the diabolical evil that pervades the political arena and offer compelling solutions. Set personal goals to make an impact in your community. Lastly, make a fervent effort to get out of your comfort zone by being a leader and stepping up.

In a sense, we need to be counterrevolutionaries (active people of faith) to the evil that pervades our country.

What are you willing to sacrifice for the cause of freedom?

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Friday, December 10, 2021 12:55 PM

A Citizen Representative

A Citizen Representative

Republican candidate for U.S. House in Greenville and Spartanburg Counties (District 4), “Mike” LaPierre, is a well-rounded Republican candidate whose resume speaks to leadership and practical executive work-related experience. It is a resume that absolutely frightens his opponents.

Michael James LaPierre was born on March 5, 1961, in Portland, Maine, the son of a police officer, Clifford LaPierre, and homemaker Jean LaPierre. He lived in Maine for 25 years and subsequently moved around the country as greater job responsibilities presented themselves.  He is of French descent. As a youngster in Little League, he struck out 17 of 18 batters in a game with a nasty curveball. He hit .424 in his first year of American Legion baseball at age 16. In high school he was an all-star in three sports (baseball-MVP, basketball-MVP, and soccer), was an honor-roll member, and was inducted into his High School’s Sports Hall of Fame.   

After graduating from Bonny Eagle High School in 1979, LaPierre attended Brown University. He was captain of the Brown University varsity baseball team. On the Brown baseball team, LaPierre was an outfielder: as a junior in 1982, he had the team’s best batting average at .372 and was selected First Team All-New England Division I (considerations for All-American) and also won the Edward H. Weeks award at Brown for sportsmanship that year.

He graduated from Brown University in 1983 with a B. A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Organization Behavior & Management. After some extensive business experience in the  corporate world, LaPierre received an MBA from Clemson University with 4.0 GPA honors. Additionally, he has taken continuing-ed courses at Bob Jones University to stay sharp and up-to-date.  

His Political Science training at Brown included tutelage from Ronald Reagan Cabinet members Howard Baker (Reagan’s Chief of Staff), and Jeanne Kirkpatrick (Reagan’s Ambassador to the U.N. and a National Security Council member), along with the Rhode Island State House Parliamentarian, Professor Elmer Cornwell. With Reagan coming to power during his college years, the conditions were ripe for this young Republican to thrive politically during his formative years at Brown. 

After graduating from Brown University, he played a year of professional baseball in the Montreal Expos organization (now the Washington Nationals). After baseball he entered Corporate America to support his wife and three children.    

Rising through the management ranks at his first Fortune 500 organizational experience, he received the President’s Ring of Honor Award for distinguished results.    

In a subsequent position as an Executive and Division Vice President of Sales at another Fortune 500 organization, he again received a coveted high-level company executive award for distinguished results.

Finally, at his post as Director of a Fortune 50 organization ($65 billion), candidate LaPierre received the Strategist of the Year Award from his “famed” employer. 

In his early retirement years, he is the author of 6 published books focusing on leadership, culture, religion, and politics.

On a personal note, LaPierre is the Founder and President of Christian Leadership Worldview International which has afforded him the opportunity to preach and teach around the globe on leadership standards. He also had the privilege to serve as a Servant Deacon at several Baptist Churches down through the years. He has been married for 37 years to his wife, Calie, and has three adult children and 4 grandchildren.

To learn more about “Mike” LaPierre please go to www.lapierreforhouse.com for detailed information.

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Sunday, December 5, 2021 3:07 PM

Scientific Socialism

Candidate "Mike" LaPierre exposes both the hypocrisy and apostasy of Scientific Socialism. 

Communists Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels used the phrase Scientific Socialism in their writings! It rests on the premise that governmental decision-making should be based on logic and reason and not the sheer "will of the people" and/or the governed in a representative government. This twisted line of thinking is brought about by incoherent hypotheses shaped by political pragmatism, rationalism, determinism, and secular thinking. It is void anything spiritual or anything related to biblical instruction. Most of this political theory is anchored in Darwinism.

The last time I looked government was created FOR  the will of the people to be heard and exercised in a representative form of government.

Can you see how the Biden Marxists have plagiarized this approach in the planning, execution, and propaganda phases of their own political strategy?

Most everything you hear from Biden's Marxist handlers (Anthony Fauci for example) stem from the maxim, "follow the science." In other words, they are trying to codified in absolute terms (institutionalized Marxism) a "belief system" where science is the overarching and fundamental origin of truth. This approach (religion) crowds out the spiritual and crowds in the secular humanist doctrine that man is the master of his own destiny. This approach can be found in the Communist Manifesto and the Secular Humanist Manifestos I, II, and III. 

In their anti-God worldview perspective, biblical precepts and instruction, and faith-based preconditions for a Sovereign Lord are no longer needed as a basis of foundational and absolute truth, but rather, man-centric espousals must rule the day by spewing scientific absolutes detached from any linkage to a sectarian belief system.

Furthermore, when you overlay the “science” with the revolutionary design and intent to transform America with Marxism-Socialism, one can see how these anti-God processes build upon one another and support one another. Both words intend to showcase man as the creator of his destiny with godlike status. Apostasy!

The Biden Marxists and his handlers in this administration are trying to create the perfect storm of circular reasoning to lock in the dogmatism of their evil ideology.

It is demagoguery at its worst- Manipulation, lies, and deceit.  

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Sunday, December 5, 2021 2:43 PM

Removing the Evil Marxist Ideology in America

Candidate LaPierre comments on the spread of Marxism-Socialism.

How can Americans ever allow a man-focused and man-centric approach to governance which maximizes central authority and control (Marxism-Socialism) when we have the opportunity to behold a God-centric worldview of governmental authority (Constitutional Republic) that maximizes freedom and the dictates of spiritual and political conscience?  One generates servitude while the other generates freedom.

In America, obliterating the Marxist-Socialist movement/organization (anti-God); their unlawful clandestine activities (espionage); their illegal and subversive instigations (anti-constitutional actions and workarounds) should be the Republican Party’s central and immediate focus. Of course, there will be collateral damage for those individuals who stand too close to the roaring anti-American flames! Our attack is on the organization of Marxism and Socialism (and other perpetrators of illegal activity), not necessarily with those who carry out their unholy deeds, unawares. 

The question must be asked. Is history repeating itself?

During the leftist leaning years of the FDR administration (many argue it was a Marxist-Socialist leaning administration) our adversaries and sworn enemy, the Soviets, established a beachhead of illegal espionage activity in our government and in our local communities. History reflects that multiple espionage rings carried out by the Soviets were in active operation during the early twentieth century (FDR's tyrannical reign). This fact, the associated revelations, and the extent to which the Marxist operation reached its climax is documented in the Alger Hiss espionage trials.

Are we at the same point in history where we should be concerned for the safety of Americans and her way of life in a Constitutional Republic? Based on the many parallel conditions of the FDR and Biden eras, shouldn't we be suspect of the potential for the same kinds of illegal and subversive behavior? Let us now identify what some of those parallel conditions between FDR and Biden look like.

1. Profuse and ongoing expansion of government with runaway spending

2. Unprecedented use of "Emergency Standard Declarations" to further their public policy and leftist ideology (mandates, conformity, and rigid compliance)

3. Expanded Executive Branch authority outside of our constitutional framework

4. Multiple Supreme Court decisions rendering Executive Branch decisions as unconstitutional

5. Free Everything with subsidies galore – An untenable economic approach to taking care of American citizens with government assistance through a redistribution of corporate and personal wealth

6. An approach to government that has Marxist/Socialist anti-God tendencies

7. A willingness to look the other way when illegal and/or subversive activity transpires on our shores (threats, riots, intimidation, property damage, etc.)

8. A gross and pervasive expansion of Marxist leaning ideologues with those in positions of power in our government who are actively propagandizing the U.S. citizenry

So, I ask again, are the conditions in America ripe for a Soviet style aggression (Marxist-Socialist espionage and illegal subversion) to be present on our shores? The answer is an unequivocal, yes!

Do we have enemy combatants who are feeding classified information to our sworn enemies? If there is even a hint of this potential, what are we going to do about it?

Here are my recommendations within minutes/hours of regaining control of the U.S. House of Representatives after the 2020 mid-term elections.

1. Immediately issue articles of impeachment to Joe Biden

2. Immediately establish a commission to investigate the potential of any/all underground espionage apparatus and other unlawful and subversive government activity that may be transpiring in our nation

There must be a purge of American Marxist-Socialists and others of illegal and subversive activity in the United States of America. This purge must take place on two separate and distinct fronts.

First, the legal front. We must use every legal remedy possible to imprison those card-carrying Marxist and Socialists (and others) who would provide espionage for the enemy and engage in illegal subversive activity to destroy our Constitution and the laws of our land.

I am not talking about anyone's right to be a Communist/Socialist/Progressive in America or the ensuing battle of ideas associated with political rights of conscience. No, I am talking about prosecuting those spies on our shores who are providing information illegally to foreign enemies and engaging in espionage. In addition, we must prosecute illegal subversive activity meant to undermine both the Constitution and our American laws. Once again, I am not talking about anyone's right of free speech, freedom to partition, address grievances, and freedom of assembly to rail on or to express differences of political opinion. That is not at issue here.

What is at issue is illegal subversive activity meant to take down our government and our Constitution. This must be stopped.

It must be a comprehensive sweep of illegal subversive activity and espionage for those Marxists and Socialists (and others) engaged in unlawful acts. Unlawful acts of violence, intimidation, and subversive activity must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Second, we must engage on the cultural front. I believe that this is primarily the work of local communities in cleaning up the unequal access to a panoramic view of education and learning. In other words, we the people in our local communities must CONTINUE to demand education over indoctrination. Far too long we have allowed leftist leaning Marxists-Socialist to dominate and control our public-school systems and universities.

I am recommending a bill called "The Truth in Education Act. It will help normalize an approach to education that is fair and balanced while teaching American exceptionalism and distinctiveness.

It is time to take our country back from the depths of despair resulting from an anti-God agenda espoused by the illegal activities of the Marxists and Secular Humanists on shores. That includes the Soviet Union, the CCP, and any other country who has illegal activity going on in the United States.

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Friday, November 5, 2021 1:47 PM

Traveler's Rest Campaign Office GRAND OPENING

When: Saturday, November 20th, 2021 from 4pm - 6pm
Where: 2001 US 25 North Travelers Rest SC 29690.
What: Event runs from 4pm-6pm. Ribbon cutting at 4:30 sharp.
Please bring friends and family.
Free Hot dogs and soft drinks.  
 


Wednesday, October 13, 2021 6:13 PM

Speech at the Greenville GOP Meeting 10-11-21


Wednesday, October 13, 2021 6:10 PM

Interview with New America Movement

Episode 53 - New America Movement from American Voice Network on Vimeo.


Friday, September 17, 2021 8:58 AM

Press Release

VOTE: Michael LaPIERRE for U.S. Congress

Michael LaPierre is announcing his candidacy for the U.S. House in SC District 4 (Greenville and Spartanburg). Candidate LaPierre does not believe that taking baby steps and working for incremental gains are the right policy solutions right now. LaPierre believes that taking transformative game changing measures back to the ideals of our Founding Fathers is the clear pathway forward in this season of South Carolina politics.

LaPierre said, “For far too long we have tried to maintain a balance between playing defense, bipartisan governance, and going on the offensive. I believe right now is the time to take the fight to the progressive leftist Marxists on our shores. Incremental gains no longer cut the mustard. We need to defend our Constitution and stop the erosion of our founding principles and moral standing.” 

LaPierre also stated, “As a result of Joe Biden and his Marxist leaning government, in cities across America we are experiencing the incendiary impact of malcontents storming our buildings, trashing our monuments, and burning our buildings to the ground in route to their Marxist and Socialist Democrat gatherings. This is NOT the American Dream that I signed up for and as your S.C. District 4 U.S. Congressman (Greenville and Spartanburg Counties), I will use every political weapon at my disposal to STOP the spread of its evil and perverse ideology! We MUST fight to stop the metastasis of this fast-spreading cancer on the American people.”

Candidate, Michael LaPierre, is an experienced leader who will FIGHT to protect the vision of our Founding Fathers. 

  • Fight Election Corruption  
  • Fight Critical Race Theory
  • Fight to Protect our Southern Borders
  • Fight for LEGAL immigration
  • Fight for our Constitution
  • Fight for Life of the Unborn
  • Fight against Vaccine and Mask Mandates     

Will you join me to FIGHT for the just cause of RECLAIMING AMERICA?

PLEASE VISIT: lapierreforhouse.com

Any contribution you can make to our campaign will help us in our efforts to right the wrongs of necessity!  

 

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