The Philosophy Of The Gaffe


Online dictionaries define a gaffe as an error, a social blunder, a tactless mistake.

Our media is fond of using the gaffe in describing much of the articulated speech of our elected officials.

It concurs then, that our political leaders are prone daily to many errors, blunders, and mistakes.

Wow! How comforting.

Those who are leading us, according to the press, perform their duties in a hit and miss approach.

Luke 16:10  He that is faithful in that which is least, is faithful also in much; and he that is unjust in the least, is unjust also in much.

Jesus said, if you are faithful with the little, you will be faithful with the much.

If you are unfaithful with the little, likewise you will be with the much.

Lu 6:45  A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

If you commit gaffes with your speech, you will make errors, blunders and mistakes in big decisions.

If gaffes salt and pepper your dialogue, they dwell abundantly in your heart.

If you heart is prone to blunders and mistakes, what kind of a leader are you?

Joh 21:18  I can guarantee this truth: When you were young, you would get ready to go where you wanted. But when you’re old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will get you ready to take you where you don’t want to go.”

These famous words Jesus uttered to Peter as He defined Peter’s approaching death.

If we are content to be led by those who are prone to gaffes they will lead us to where we don’t want to go.

And we are cool with that?

Many of us are.

I am a leader. I am distraught when even making one mistake.

I have a responsibility to those whom I lead, and will make my wrong right, to the best of my capacity.

Hardly, do I see one of these gaffes corrected.

They are applauded, glossed over, or joked about.

The media drools over them.

The people dismiss them.

Politicians justify them.

Yet, the mouth that utters gaffes is coupled to a heart of poor and unstable leadership.

Those who are content to be led by such men, balk at the notion of being led by The One who makes no gaffes.

I can only continue to pray for my country that Almighty God will grant sense and sensibility back to the American voter.

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How To Win The 2012 American Presidency


I tuned in to the Glenn Beck radio program yesterday while driving.

Beck was discussing leadership, and how those who  lead must  do so by  example.

Beck articulated that a master only obtains credibility when he washes the feet of those whom he serves. Or the leader to the ones whom she leads.

As is customary sometimes with Beck, he will hit on something that fires me up and gets me out of my old paradigmal  box thinking.

God is s linear thinker, while people are box thinkers.

Much of the exertion in the renewing of the mind as discussed by the Apostle Paul in Romans 12:2,  is to get us out of box thinking and into God’s linear thinking.

We know that Mitt Romney is a millionaire and if elected would not need a presidential salary.

What if, Beck suggested, Romney would declare the following to the nation.

“I will not take a salary during my tenancy as president. I will make certain that my salary goes into the reduction of the national debt.”

What would Americans think? Would they love this idea?

Would this serve a breath of political fresh air to the majority of Americans?

I would think so.

Would this be a political game changer for Mitt?

I would think so.

Would this get any candidate owning  this, elected?

I would think so.

Beck then went on to discuss the salary of the average American.

$40, 000.00 was the figure he gave.

What if each member of the Congress and the Senate would commit to collect this average American salary and place the rest into the reduction of the  national debt?

This is honest leadership which will inspire Americans versus the Cronyism that we see in Washington DC.

Leaders must put their money where their mouths are.

Beck echoes what the Apostle Paul penned about principled leadership two thousand years back.

1Ti 3:2  A bishop ( episcope) then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

Bishop is the Greek  compound “episcope”.

Epi, is the preposition, to be on top, above,  or upon.

Scope is the word to scope out, scrutinize, and inspect.

The bishop or for that sense, any leader, must be on top or above those whom she leads so that she can from this place scope out.

Being above others is not a crooked  power grab or the lust for control.

A moral leader is above those whom she leads in character, integrity, honesty, maturity, self-sacrifice and the willingness to serve.

From this above position she can then scope out and down, and scrutinize the problems to support and solve.

1Ti 5:17  Let the elders that rule ( proistemi ) well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.

The Apostle Paul uses yet another compound in defining upright rulership or government.

Pros is the preposition to place something  before something else.

Histemi is to cause something to stand; that is to establish or fix something in place.

So ruling according to God is to go before and set up, or cause something to stand as an example, for others to perceive and follow.

A good leader goes before those who she leads, and places herself as an example to be followed.

Paul boldly says.

1Co 11:1  Be ye followers (mimetes: from where the word mimic comes) of me, even as I also am of Christ.

Be a mimic of me as I am a mimic or an imitator of Christ.

This sadly confirms the systemic and inclusive failure of American politics.

Those in power, lead not by providing  a proper example for others to follow, but by the tearing down of an opponent to be exalted. This type of leadership will eventually cause the leader and those whom he leads to trip into a ditch.

But what if, as Beck suggests, there would be a true episcope who leads by proistemi?

I am thinking about circulating my blog entry to Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, my senators and congressman and see if there are any takers.

I think that Beck’s idea is good enough to go viral.

Feel free to share this blog entry if you think that in 2012 we need elected politicians whom will lead by example and not by corruption.

I would put my money that any presidential candidate who would commit in doing what Beck recommends would win the 2012 election.

Governor Scott Walker; A Light In The Midst of Darkness


Joh 5:35  He was a burning and a shining light, and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.

Yesterday, was a historic day for American politics.

The governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker,  handily survived a recall election to oust him by Wisconsin’s corrupt unions.

The first words which stemmed from Governor  Walker in his victory speech were, “First of all I want to thank God for His abundant grace.”

Newsmax said this about Walker as the votes were tallied.

“His job is on the line for stripping most public workers of their collective-bargaining rights, but Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is sounding confident about his chances in the recall election today, saying he isn’t nervous because “we did the right thing.”

 “We did it for the right reasons. Now it’s up to the voters,” the Republican said in an interview Monday night with Fox News’s Greta Van Susteren.

“We dared to go where nobody else has dared before. And that is to say to the big government union bosses, who control things . . . you’re not in charge anymore,” Walker added later when pressed to explain why he is only the third governor in U.S. history to have his election recalled by the voters.” 

Greg McDonald/ Newsmax

I like what Walker said. “Whether I lose or win, I am not nervous, because we did the right thing.”

How rare it is to hear, “ I did the right thing!”

Our country was established on performing the right things.

Anyone who can with conviction state, “I did the right thing”, fears God.

I liked Scott Walker when he was elected Governor of Wisconsin in 2010.

I liked his stance to put God given principles which work, before his political career.

After his election he put a dent into the corrupt practices of Wisconsin unions, which where milking Wisconsin’s budget of millions.

Walker was elected as governor when Wisconsin tackled a three billion dollar deficit.

He vowed to balance the state’s budget.

In February 2011, riots nearly broke out in Madison Wisconsin as angry workers who faced cuts in collective bargaining rights under Walker stormed the Capitol.

The Capitol Building was held hostage for weeks by fuming union workers.

Governor Walker, as Moses, stood his ground.

A recall election was planned to try to boot him out.

In less than two years, Governor Walker accomplished what no other politician  dared to do. He has taken a three billion dollar deficit and by  year’s end will have converted it into surplus.

Placing God first in a state, or nation is the only way to success. This is what Walker is doing.

Scott Walker is a light that shines in the darkness. I believe that God honored him, for such a time as this.

Joh 8:12  Then spoke Jesus again unto them, saying, “I am the Light of the world. He that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”

Scott Walker is an example of human spirit which is not ruled by the expediency of career, but doing what is correct in the eyes of God and man.

I have spoken this incessantly in the last thirty years , mainly to deaf ears. Repeatedly I have said that the solution to this nation’s woes is a turning back to Almighty God.

Oppositionally, what is causing this nation’s down falling is its rejection of God.

America will continue to fall as long as God is not acknowledged.

Voided of the principles of God’s Word, and the sanctifying work of His Holy Spirit, corrupt humanity, become all the more corrupt.

Extreme corruption creates reprobate thinking, when evil becomes good, and good evil.

Washington’s political atmosphere  teeters off the cliff of “ On Demand” reprobate thinking and acting.

Scott Walkers’ light is a stick which has been forcefully prodded  into the beehive of corrupt unions.

Thus spoke Jesus.

Joh 8:12  Then spoke Jesus again unto them, saying, “I am the Light of the world. He that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”

Joh 3:19  And this is the condemnation: that Light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

Joh 3:20  For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

Joh 3:21  But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

If  Governor Walker’s model will convict the conscience of even a few politicians poking them into similar actions, a great thing has occurred.

Mt 12:20  A bruised reed shall He not break, and smoking flax shall He not quench till He send forth judgment unto victory;

May this smoking flax, which is Walker, not be quickly quenched by the raw sewage which spills from the pipe of American politics.

I thank God for Governor Scott Walker, a light in the midst of darkness.

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How To Win The 2012 American Presidency


I tuned in to the Glenn Beck radio program yesterday while driving.

Beck was discussing leadership, and how those who  lead must  do so by  example.

Beck articulated that a master only obtains credibility when he washes the feet of those whom he serves. Or the leader to the ones whom she leads.

As is customary sometimes with Beck, he will hit on something that fires me up and gets me out of my old paradigmal  box thinking.

God is s linear thinker, while people are box thinkers.

Much of the exertion in the renewing of the mind as discussed by the Apostle Paul in Romans 12:2,  is to get us out of box thinking and into God’s linear thinking.

We know that Mitt Romney is a millionaire and if elected would not need a presidential salary.

What if, Beck suggested, Romney would declare the following to the nation.

“I will not take a salary during my tenancy as president. I will make certain that my salary goes into the reduction of the national debt.”

What would Americans think? Would they love this idea?

Would this serve a breath of political fresh air to the majority of Americans?

I would think so.

Would this be a political game changer for Mitt?

I would think so.

Would this get any candidate owning  this, elected?

I would think so.

Beck then went on to discuss the salary of the average American.

$40, 000.00 was the figure he gave.

What if each member of the Congress and the Senate would commit to collect this average American salary and place the rest into the reduction of the  national debt?

This is honest leadership which will inspire Americans versus the Cronyism that we see in Washington DC.

Leaders must put their money where their mouths are.

Beck echoes what the Apostle Paul penned about principled leadership two thousand years back.

1Ti 3:2  A bishop ( episcope) then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

Bishop is the Greek  compound “episcope”.

Epi, is the preposition, to be on top, above,  or upon.

Scope is the word to scope out, scrutinize, and inspect.

The bishop or for that sense, any leader, must be on top or above those whom she leads so that she can from this place scope out.

Being above others is not a crooked  power grab or the lust for control.

A moral leader is above those whom she leads in character, integrity, honesty, maturity, self-sacrifice and the willingness to serve.

From this above position she can then scope out and down, and scrutinize the problems to support and solve.

1Ti 5:17  Let the elders that rule ( proistemi ) well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.

The Apostle Paul uses yet another compound in defining upright rulership or government.

Pros is the preposition to place something  before something else.

Histemi is to cause something to stand; that is to establish or fix something in place.

So ruling according to God is to go before and set up, or cause something to stand as an example, for others to perceive and follow.

A good leader goes before those who she leads, and places herself as an example to be followed.

Paul boldly says.

1Co 11:1  Be ye followers (mimetes: from where the word mimic comes) of me, even as I also am of Christ.

Be a mimic of me as I am a mimic or an imitator of Christ.

This sadly confirms the systemic and inclusive failure of American politics.

Those in power, lead not by providing  a proper example for others to follow, but by the tearing down of an opponent to be exalted. This type of leadership will eventually cause the leader and those whom he leads to trip into a ditch.

But what if, as Beck suggests, there would be a true episcope who leads by proistemi?

I am thinking about circulating my blog entry to Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, my senators and congressman and see if there are any takers.

I think that Beck’s idea is good enough to go viral.

Feel free to share this blog entry if you think that in 2012 we need elected politicians whom will lead by example and not by corruption.

I would put my money that any presidential candidate who would commit in doing what Beck recommends would win the 2012 election.