Tucked away among the steep sandstone formations in Israel’s Arabah Valley sits a place most visitors never see.
Timna Park’s best-known attraction is called “Solomon’s Pillars”—beautiful Nubian sandstone formations that have nothing to do with King Solomon. But they’re fun to climb. The park also features relics from Egyptian idol worship as well as interpretive signs about ancient copper mining.
But the best part of Timna Park is its least-known exhibit. Or perhaps, it’s the least-mentioned.
A full-scale replica of the Tabernacle stands in the very wilderness where Moses and the children of Israel wandered for forty years.
It is like entering a doorway to history—and viewing a picture of your salvation.
Timna Park’s Tabernacle
Reading the Tabernacle’s dimensions in Exodus 35-40 is so different from seeing them with your own eyes—and in the same wilderness where the Tabernacle stood (Exodus 40:34-38).
The realistic replica echoes of Yom Kippur—the Day of Atonement—when God forgave the sins of His people.
The simple white fabric that flapped in the breeze formed the perimeter of the Tabernacle, and it served as the first of a number of barriers between the Hebrews and the Lord.
Barriers for Protection, Implements for Worship
Today we place barriers between our leaders and the people in order to protect the leader. But the Tabernacle’s barriers stood to protect the people from God. No one ever would come into the presence of a holy God without a sacrifice for sin—because holiness cannot abide sin in its presence. What stood before me reminded me of that fact.
The large, brazen altar was the place where the majority of sacrifices occurred on a daily basis. All sacrifices began with “the burnt offering,” from the Hebrew term olah (Leviticus 1:3). The English word “holocaust” (meaning “burnt whole”) comes from this term.
Just past the brazen altar stood the bronze laver, the washbowl where the priests would scrub up. Behind it, the tent called “the Holy Place” had dull colors on the outside, but underneath I saw beautiful embroidery of colorful cherubim.
Entering the Holy Place was something only priests could do, but today, Timna Park visitors can enter to examine the Tabernacle’s interior. After my eyes adjusted to the dark room, I saw on the right the Table of Showbread with its twelve loaves that represented Israel’s twelve tribes.
The menorah on the left offered meager lighting, and the lack of breeze made the room stifling. The Altar of Incense stood in the back before the small room called “The Holy of Holies.”
Relief, Auch Cathedral, France: the Ark of the Covenant. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
WASHINGTON – It would almost inarguably be the greatest archaeological find in history.
Movies have been made about it.
Voluminous books have explored its whereabouts.
It’s an artifact that combines faith, science and history.
It’s the Ark of the Covenant – the gold-laden box made by Moses with
the specific instructions of God to hold the Ten Commandments and serve
as a meeting place between man and his Creator.
One of the persistent theories about the whereabouts of the Ark is
that it lay buried in secret tunnels and passageways constructed by King
Solomon for the specific purpose of keeping it from enemies who might
one day capture and destroy the Temple.
Now there is compelling new evidence that’s just what happened – and
that the Ark still rests beneath the chamber known as the Holy of
Holies, moved there through an elaborate machine constructed under the
direction of Solomon long before the invasion of the Babylonians and the
sacking of the Temple.
Most of the evidence for this theory of the Ark’s location comes
right out of the Bible – in passages discussed in a two-part video
documentary by Michael Rood called “The Great Secret of Solomon’s Temple and the Hiding of the Ark of the Covenant.”
This three-hour presentation will keep you spellbound with its
references to little-studied Bible verses that provide hints of about
how the Ark was preserved from the invaders.
But WND has confirmed at least some of the story with archaeological
sources secretly working within the tunnel structure beneath the Temple
Even more astonishing is the theory propounded on the specific
location of the Ark – a theory that, if true – would have more meaning
to followers of Yeshua as Messiah and Savior than most Christians could
The man who founded one of the world’s greatest social service
organizations, one that was focused on the Gospel, issued what can only
be seen as a prophecy and fateful warning to Western civilization. It is
a warning the West has failed to heed, and the results are devastating.
William Booth, who lived from 1829 to 1916, was the founder of the
Salvation Army. As the 20th century began, he was asked by someone what
he saw as the greatest dangers for the next hundred years. His response
is chilling, when taking into account the cultural and political
condition of the world through the 20th century and into today. This is
how he responded:
“In answer to your inquiry, I consider that the chief dangers which
confront the coming century will be religion without the Holy Ghost,
Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, salvation
without regeneration, politics without God, and heaven without hell.”
“There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven.” –Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NASV)
The previous century was often referred to as “The American Century.”
And so it was. Leadership in two world wars, with ultimate victory.
Leadership in the West’s industrialization. Leadership in creating a
growing, mobile and free middle class. Leadership in public education.
Leadership in higher education. Leadership in business and
manufacturing. Leadership in the exploration of new worlds beyond our
Did President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton send a
“gay” ambassador to Muslim-majority Libya, where homosexual behavior is a
crime punishable by imprisonment?
Believing the “Arab Spring” countries would be encouraged to embrace
democracy through left-leaning diplomats dedicated to understanding and
dialoguing with Muslim communities, did a State Department under
Secretary Clinton that refused to establish rules of engagement
providing embassy personnel Marine Corp protection take the additional
risk of placing a gay ambassador in Muslim countries?
The question comes amid claims in the diplomatic community that J.
Christopher Stevens — the U.S. ambassador to Libya brutally murdered on
the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks — was
This video is the first of a two part seminar series featuring the book
The Divine Secret by Joe Kovacs presented by UCG pastor John Miller in
North Canton, Ohio. The seminar reveals a secret overlooked by many
Bible students that explain the meaning and purpose of life. Anybody
interested in what the Bible says about destiny will be enlightened by
The Biggest Danger To YOUR LIFE, and most are blissfully ignorant!
WASHINGTON – Congress today was told that the Department of Homeland
Security hasn’t identified an electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, event as a
serious national security threat to the nation’s grid system even though
testimony revealed it could making living in the United States
“unsustainable” for 70 to 90 percent of the population.
And the few billion dollars it would cost to harden systems against
such an occurrence is hardly the tens of billions or hundreds of
billions it could cost to repair the damage.
English: Habiba Akumu Obama, Barack Obama's paternal grandmother. Photograph is included on the dust jacket of Obama's memoirs Dreams from My Father. Obama's father, Barack Obama, Sr., is on Habiba's lap; this image is believed to be 70 years old due to the fact that Since Barack Obama, Sr., was born in 1936. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A Reuters television news clip that captures Barack Obama calling Kenya
his “home” has added to the mystery surrounding the president’s place of
User “The Mittani” wrote Wednesday that he had known Smith for more
than six years and described him as a well-respected and heavily
influential player in the role-playing space game “Eve Online.“ Mittani
said he and Smith were friends ”both in real life and in internet
Smith, along with Ambassador Chris Stevens and two other American
personnel, was killed when the consulate came under a mob attack in
protest of a film said to be offensive to Islam. Smith was a foreign
service information management officer, according to the State
Mittani said Smith was chatting online at the time the attack started:
(12:54:09 PM) vile_rat: assuming we don’t die tonight. We saw one of our ‘police’ that guard the compound taking pictures
At one point, Mittani said, Smith wrote the words “f–k“ and ”gunfire,” then was disconnected.
The image, posted on Arabic news channel AKNN News’ Facebook page,
shows a man identified as the ambassador severely wounded with blood on
his face. It appears he’s being carried away by two men in the midst of
English: Orthographic map of Libya (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Bob Barney: Before this latest news, last night I republished articles on why we need to always be watching events in the Middle east. Our Bible, yours and mine, regardless of the translation warns us that the end of man's rule will be in the Middle East.
For years many
religious experts and ministers have taught that the plagues described
in the Bible (Matthew 24 and the Book of Revelation) as already
happening. However these experts have made a serious error concerning
these prophecies. They are correct to say that we are living in the "end
times" but honestly the first century Church and the epistles of the
Bible tell us that! We have been living in the "end times" now for about
1900 years! Jesus, in his famous Olivet prophecy (Matthew 24) gave
exact clues to help us pinpoint the times right before he returns to
earth. Although he goes on to say that no man (including Jesus) would
know the exact time, if we look for certain signs, we will have an idea
about when these times are very close.
I have been warning people that many
things must still occur before the return of Jesus. Here is a short list
of what HAS NOT happened yet:
1) The rise of the King of the North (Assyria) 2) The rise of the end time King of the South (Saudi Arabia and the entire Muslim world) 3) The rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem 4) The near destruction of Israel. 5) The revealing of the false prophet and the beast (as a part of this King of the North) 6) The plagues of Matt 24 and Revelation
The events in Egypt, Syria and Libya are just a start of the formation of the God predicted "King of the South," which will be a kingdom of Muslim states that will make war with the King of the North (Europe). America, on the other hand, and Canada and Britain will be at the end time, in captivity and no longer a world power (read this incredible prediction here.) STAY AWAKE! YOU ARE WITNESSING GOD'S PREDICTIONS THIS VERY DAY!
Gunmen had attacked and set fire to the U.S.
consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi, the cradle of last year's
uprising against Muammar Gaddafi's 42-year rule, late on Tuesday evening
as another assault was mounted on the U.S. embassy in Cairo.
California-born ambassador, Christopher Stevens, was trying to leave
the consulate building for a safer location as part of an evacuation
when gunmen launched an intense attack, apparently forcing security
personnel to withdraw.
American ambassador and three staff members were killed when gunmen
fired rockets in their direction," a Libyan official in Benghazi told
Reuters. Airport sources said the bodies were due to be flown from
Benghazi to Tripoli.
The attack was
believed to have been carried out by Ansar al-Sharia, an al Qaeda-style
Sunni Islamist group that has been active in Benghazi, a Libyan
security official said. Witnesses said the mob also included tribesmen,
militia and other gunmen.
attack raised questions about the future U.S. diplomatic presence in
Libya, relations between Washington and Tripoli, the unstable security
situation in post-Gaddafi Libya and whether more protests might take
place in the Muslim world.
At the current pace, more than 1,000 bus groups will visit the park this year, almost double the number in 2011, said King Laughlin, vice president of the Flight 93 National Memorial Campaign. More than 200,000 people are expected to visit this year.
“It really seems to resonate with school groups and bus groups,” Laughlin said Friday.
President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu deliver a press conference following their meeting in the Oval Office. Screen-shot from official White House video. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The website says that the White House’s release of the Obama document
in April 2011, after years of controversy, “raised in our minds the
possibility that there could be something suspicious about the
information available on this document.”
The website conducted an independent analysis and cites others who came to the same conclusion.
The website says the publication “of such a blatantly fake document
about something so basic as the birthplace of Mr. Obama, should raise
great concern about the suitability of the person who is holding the
reigns on the most powerful country of the World.” More>>>>>>>>>>>>
According to the results, 19 percent of respondents said they read
the Bible outside of church services “every day,“ nearly identical to
the 18 percent who answered ”rarely or never.”
Slightly more than a quarter said they read the Bible “a few times a
week,” while 14 percent said once a week and 22 percent said at least
once a month.
LifeWay Research Director Scott McConnell told the Christian Post he attributes the results to modern American culture.
“Regular Bible engagement is both personal and requires discipline.
Neither are popular in Western culture today,” McConnell told the Post.
“Too many churchgoers want the benefits of salvation without investing
in personally knowing Christ and the abundant life he offers.”
First Published in The Plain Truth in the Fall of 2009! Yes, we are ahead of our time!
There have been a lot of comparisons of Obama to Roosevelt or Reagan
or Kennedy but I am beginning to think he is more like Nixon. Yes, that
Nixon. Perhaps enough years have passed so that people can think of
Nixon in terms of something other than Watergate and his impeachment.
For if you can get past his ignoble ending you might be able to see his
brilliant beginning as President.
For all his faults, Nixon was a brilliant strategist. He was only 37
when he won his Senate seat after first serving in WWII and then being
a Congressman for his district. Two years later, at the age of just 39,
he became Eisenhower’s Vice President. I am sure there must have been a
lot of talk about someone of his young age and inexperience becoming
one heart beat away from the presidency. He lost his first bid for
presidency in the infamous race of 1960 against JFK where to this day
many believe that Kennedy’s father and Daley rigged the results from
Chicago thereby giving the win to JFK. He finally came to office in
1968 when he defeated Hubert Humphrey.
Republicans are currently outraged that Obama wants to talk to our
enemies. Yet no one recalls that Nixon with his Secretary of State
Kissinger broke all kinds of barriers and had numerous discussions with
our enemies including China and Russia. They also brokered the first
agreements between Israel and Egypt and Syria. I doubt if Clinton will
serve Obama as well as Kissinger did Nixon, but those who are loudly
arguing against President Obama’s decision to meet with almost anyone
should remember the past.
Additionally, just as President Obama is ending our involvement in
Iraq so did President Nixon end our involvement with Vietnam. Is it the
right thing to do? Maybe not for if history is to go by for pnce we
pulled out troops then North Vietnam quickly invaded and overtook South
Vietnam and still controls them today. Will Iraq someday invade and
take over Iran? I don’t know but we are opening the door for them when
we leave. And even if they don’t invade I wonder just how long
democracy will last before a group destroys the hard earned democracy
for a dictatorship or worse, rule by a religious imam.
On the domestic front, both Presidents faced economic problems. From
1968 to 1970 the Dow Jones fell 36% while inflation and unemployment
increased to 9% and 6.6% respectively and by 1974 inflation was 12%
resulting in even higher unemployment. After trying tax cuts and
following the economic advice of Milton Friedman,
Nixon did an about face after a huge Democrat mid term win. (And today
people are already predicting a Republican comeback in Obama’s midterm
elections of 2010.) To resolve the country’s “stagnation”, Nixon
imposed wages and prices controls, took us off the gold standard
resulting in the depreciation of the dollar and imposed deficit
spending. All of this was seen as a betrayal of Republican beliefs and
achieved little success resulting in the economic disaster which Carter
made even worse a few years later.
Obama, too, is facing economic disasters and is trying to resolve it
with sweeping changes. Only time will tell if it will work. But Obama
is already disgruntling some liberals by including ideas that are more
moderate than they would want. People today are also very concerned
about government now controlling private industry through the bailouts
and now actually owning a private bank. Yet no one remembers when Nixon
had the government control private businesses prices and wages when he
imposed price and wage freezes. Could you imagine the outrage today if
Obama declared what a business could charge or what you salary would
be? Yet that is exactly what happened nearly forty years ago. By the
way, it was a complete disaster and did nothing to help the economy
which might be a harbinger of things to come.
Almost no one remembers Nixon’s impact on the environment. Nixon
personally could care less about the environment but instead
implemented a strategy of being environmentally friendly in order to
attract moderate Democrats plus it would counter any more radical
proposals from the left. As part of his strategy he approved the
landmark National Environmental Policy Act and also approved
legislation to protect endangered species and threatened coastal areas
plus he enacted ocean dumping restrictions along with clean air
policies. President Obama, also has ideas on the environment and
climate change and he, too, hopes to enact new sweeping proposals.
In addition to being young brilliant political operatives who faced
similar foreign and economic problems both President Obama and
President Nixon have massive egos. Granted, to run for president you
need a big ego in the first place. But I think these two are different.
For their ego’s are also fueled by anger; Nixon’s at the rich and
powerful and Obama’s at the rich and white. Both may say they are for
the little guy but both are actually only for themselves. And they will
do almost anything to promote themselves; be it tossing aside dear
friends who have become obstacles or tapping the other side’s offices.
For with these massive egos also comes the belief
that they are above the law, even rules they have implemented. Think of
Obama’s self imposed rule of not hiring people associated with
lobbyists and then appoints someone with a lobbyist background to a
cabinet post! Or appoints a tax evader to the post which controls the
Again and again Obama has shown he is above the law, just like Nixon
thought. So I can’t help but wonder if Obama will have the same kind of
ending as Nixon….
The Star's Carolyn Pickering had risked her life covering this Disciples of Christ's ordained madman, while he was in Indianapolis. When he moved his flock to Ukiah, Calif., her editor contacted my editor in San Francisco so that as religion editor of the San Francisco Examiner I went up to Ukiah to cover a Jim Jones service.
After one hour, my accompanying photographer, Fran Ortiz, asked me if we could leave as soon as possible – and he would tell me why on the road home.
I did so, and when we were on the Interstate, Fran told me he had a photograph of one of the two people who had stopped us at the church door for 15 minutes of interrogation.
Fran's photograph showed this large man checking his holstered-under-his-vestment .357 magnum.
On the morning that the fourth of my eight stories on the Peoples Temple appeared in print and began cataloguing Jones' criminal activities, an Examiner printer who was a Jones disciple telephoned Ukiah at 2 a.m. This led Jones to awaken 200 of his flock and bus them the 100 miles to San Francisco, so they could mount one of the largest picket lines seen in San Francisco in years.
At the same time, Jones' lawyers threatened a lawsuit so that the Examiner – to its everlasting shame – canceled the remaining four of my stories, which contained the major details of this highly dangerous criminal enterprise.
While all of Carolyn Pickering's articles ran in the Indianapolis Star, no other daily newspaper, or TV station, or network would follow up – or give Jones anything but positive coverage.
Six years later, in Guyana South America's Jonestown, this maniac engaged in what was the third-largest mass murder of Americans after Pearl Harbor and 9/11.
His poisoning and gunning down of 914 men, women and children, including California Rep. Leo Ryan and three reporters, could have been avoided had America's major media not decided to censor what had been reported to more than 1 million people by the Indianapolis Star and the San Francisco Examiner in September of 1972.
In a 30th anniversary remembrance of the Nov. 18, 1978, Jonestown massacre, MSNBC produced a two-hour TV special on Sunday, Nov. 9.
Despite its length – and its reporting of Jones in Indianapolis – MSNBC had no mention whatsoever of the 1972 series of exposés of Jim Jones by both the Indianapolis Star and the San Francisco Examiner – which both of us risked our lives to report.
On Thursday, Nov. 13, CNN presented "Escape From Jonestown," another two-hour program, which also censored what they must have known if they did any research: what was reported in 1972 by the Indianapolis Star and the San Francisco Examiner.
MSNBC featured San Francisco Chronicle reporter Marshall Kilduff, plus Tim Reiterman of the Examiner, Charles Krause of the Washington Post and Fred Francis of NBC News. Not one of these four mentioned what the Indianapolis Star and the San Francisco Examiner had done in exposing this eventual mass murderer – six years before any of them reported anything about him.
Now, Reiterman, writing an article for the at-one-time-objective Associated Press, wrote the following:
"In 1977, as news media were beginning to investigate disciplinary thrashings and abuse in the Temple … "
But there were others who stand as a marvelous contrast to almost every daily newspaper and TV station or network in the United States.
From the Columbia Journalism Review in 1979:
"The San Francisco Examiner ran four out of eight articles, written by Lester Kinsolving, that exposed Jones as a charlatan back in 1972, then killed the series and ran a laudatory article about Jones after being threatened with lawsuits and after ... pickets from the Peoples Temple began parading around their building. ... The San Francisco Chronicle gave Jones even softer treatment."
From Religious News Service's John Novotney:
"'I am honored to be No. 2 on this maniac's hit list,' the Rev. Lester Kinsolving said, commenting on a New York Times story listing him as an alleged 'enemy of the Rev. Jim Jones, to be killed following his death.' ... Kinsolving said being on the list 'so effectively exposes the efforts of such big media as the San Francisco Chronicle and the Washington Post to cover up their disastrous failure to follow up on what Carolyn Pickering of the Indianapolis Star and I exposed at length on front pages of two major daily newspapers six years ago.'"
"After a near silence of almost 30 years, a former top aide to cult leader Jim Jones has asked for forgiveness for his role in events that led to the deaths of more than 900 people in a mass murder-suicide.
"Tim Stoen, Jones' former chief legal adviser and now a Humboldt County deputy district attorney, sought redemption in the form of a handwritten apology to the first reporter who publicly exposed bizarre behavior at the Peoples Temple's Mendocino County headquarters in the early 1970s.
"'You were right about Jim Jones and Peoples Temple. I was totally wrong,' he wrote.
"Stoen concluded his Feb. 11 letter by asking former San Francisco Examiner religion reporter Les Kinsolving to 'forgive me.'
"Stoen, whose Peoples Temple connections still haunt him three decades later, acknowledged writing the two-page letter but said he was reluctant to expand on its contents.
"'It seems everything I say about that time is read one way or the other. I wasn't seeking any attention. I was just doing what I thought was right,' he said.
"Kinsolving, now a Baltimore radio talk-show host, said he was stunned to receive Stoen's apology.
"'After all these years, I was unprepared for his candid admissions,' he said.
"Kinsolving, in 1972, wrote the first critical stories about odd events at the Peoples Temple."
The Press-Democrat also reported:
"Stoen organized cult followers to picket the Examiner's San Francisco office and tried to silence Kinsolving by filing a libel lawsuit, which later was dropped. He and other Temple representatives held news conferences to publicly castigate Kinsolving in front of the nation's media.
"Then-San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and future Assembly Speaker Willie Brown rallied to Jones' side, offering their support to a man who had become entrenched in the city's political establishment.
"For Stoen, who publicly disassociated himself from a cult a year before Jonestown, the Kinsolving letter is his most public admission yet of wrongdoing on behalf of the Peoples Temple. ... Kinsolving said before Jonestown was even settled, he personally contacted '40 of the leading dailies in the U.S., through my fellow religion editors, begging them to send a reporter to Ukiah.'
"'None of them would,' he recalled.
"In his letter, Stoen said Kinsolving was willing to take on Jones and the temple 'when other critics were too fainthearted to do so.'
"'From my heart, I apologize for my mistreatment of you, including organizing the picketing, filing the lawsuit and castigating your motives.'
"Stoen concluded by writing, 'I also pray you can forgive me.'
"Kinsolving said he has."
Finally – and what I cherish most – was the following tribute, written by my chief source in Ukiah, Brenda Ganatos, along with 15 others who are former members of the Peoples Temple – who walked out and risked their lives by providing me information. Their citation reads as follows:
"We wish to express our sincere appreciation for your sole support in our efforts to expose Jim Jones' Peoples Temple 10 years ago, in its earliest stages of madness. We commend you as a journalist, friend and fellow American for risking your life and job because of your belief in our futile attempt to protect our community, by your relentless reporting and personal guidance.
"Although our pleas for investigation were ignored by our local media and government officials, our small group of benefactors and concerned citizens as well as yourself, do not feel the guilt that many reporters and other citizens now feel, since the senseless tragedy occurred in Guyana, knowing it could well have been prevented years ago, right here in Ukiah. ...
"We thank you again, Les, from the bottom of our hearts. You are a fine example of what true journalism is all about!"
America's food companies are masters of technology. They massage
tastes and textures to tickle our palates. They find ways to imitate
expensive foods with cheaper ingredients.
And sometimes, that technological genius leads to controversy.
A case in point: Greek yogurt, one of the trendiest foods in the country right now — "the Jeremy Lin of food products," says the Los Angeles Times.
Some yogurt companies are climbing onboard the Greek yogurt bandwagon
with new ways to achieve that characteristically thick Greek yogurt
texture. And traditional makers of Greek yogurt don't like it one bit.
Among the critics is Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of the company Chobani and perhaps the country's No. 1 cheerleader for Greek yogurt.
Television historian Tom Holland is receiving a multitude
of criticisms and threats following his in-depth investigation into
Islam. After examining the faith and its early texts, he came to some
fascinating — and apparently enraging — conclusions in a documentary he
produced for British television.
In a program called, “Islam: The Untold Story,” Holland claimed that
there is little evidence written surrounding the life of the Prophet
Muhammad — the central figure in the Islamic faith. Additionally, he
noted that the Koran makes only one reference to Mecca, the religion’s
holiest city. These sentiments, of course, cast doubts upon Islam and
are, thus, controversial to say the least.
Holland is no attention-seeking, neo-Conservative, Niall
Ferguson lookalike. Indeed, I’d guess his heart bleeds liberalism and,
to my western sceptic eyes, his contention that the Arab empire gave
birth to Islam, rather than the traditionally held belief that it was
the other way round, seemed well-argued, fascinating – I learned a lot
of history I didn’t know in a short space of time – and uncontentious. I
would find it a great deal more surprising if a religious text written
1,400 years ago turned out to be wholly accurate. But for those who
believe the Qur’an is the word of God passed directly to man and that
inconvenient lacunae of knowledge are merely events that have yet to be
properly explained, then Holland’s view is almost certainly blasphemous. More>>>>>>>>
The businesses that support and lobby for so-called free trade are
always trying to wrap themselves in Ronald Reagan. But that’s false
because Reagan would not have allowed America to be cheated coming and
going by foreign countries.
Of course, Reagan was for international trade, but he did not see it
or use it as a steppingstone to global governance, accepting cheating by
foreign countries, rules set by panels of countries that hate and envy
us, or any vision of globalism. Reagan looked upon foreign trade as a
component of American economic and military superiority and as a vehicle
to bring down the Soviet Union, otherwise known as the “evil empire.”
Reagan stood for the United States maintaining a strong industrial
base not only because that translates into good jobs for Americans and
an expansion of the middle class. Reagan came from the generation who
understood that America’s World War II victory was based on our
tremendous manufacturing industry that overnight turned from producing
automobiles into military weapons and tractors into tanks.
Reagan signed a Buy America policy for federal highway and transit
projects. No way would he have approved building a Keystone XL oil
pipeline with steel pipe imported from a Russian-owned mill or a San
Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge assembled from steel sections made in