The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ Debt, Guns, and Sheepdogs

The monster we once feared hiding under our beds, has grown into the real one hanging over our heads.

“When you trust in Jesus, something else is happening at the same time. This step of trust marks a radical change in loyalties. There is a change of mind that results in a change of heart that results in a change of direction.” ~ Gregory Koukl, The Story of Reality

Our present course…


The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender. ~ Proverbs 22:7

“Outstanding student loan balances reported on credit reports increased to $1.13 trillion (an increase of $8 billion) as of September 30, 2014, representing about $100 billion increase from one year ago,” the bank said in its latest report on household debt and credit…Seven years ago, in November 2007, the aggregate balance in the federal direct student loan program was only $98,529,000,000. Since then, it has grown by $708,032,000,000.”  ~ Terence P. Jeffrey


 “Nobody needs 10 bullets to kill a deer.” ~ NY Governor Andrew Cuomo

“A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” ~ Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, John Hancock, Ben Franklin, Sam Adams & Co.


“Is it any wonder that masculinity, potency, virility, fatherhood, and the headship of the domestic church held by the husband and father has been and continues to be under such ruthless, relentless attack? The only thing “toxic” in today’s male culture is EFFEMINACY and MORAL IMPOTENCY.” ~ Ann Barnhardt, On Servile Fear, Filial Fear, and Meekness

In 1954 the total average cost for an appendectomy, figuring a higher than average hospital stay of five days, was $298.33 in New York. (sourced here )Today the same medical procedure costs $33,000.00. (sourced here )In 1954 average household debt was 30% of GDP. Today it is somewhere in the 80% range. $16,000 on credit cards, $27,000 in auto loans, $48,000 in student loans, and $169,000 in mortgages. (sourced here ) If we use the average annual percentage rate of inflation of 4%, the $298.33 it cost to have one’s appendix removed should only cost $2,626.01 in 2017. So, what’s really going on here?

Now alongside our debt picture, lets take a look at our “wake-up cost” as calculated and compiled by Reclaim NY for the average married Warwick couple with two dependents:

$86,241 median income

-$14,628 income taxes

-$  8,498 property taxes

-$  3,232 sales taxes

-$     698 excise taxes

-$55,061 basic expenses

$  4,123 what’s left

There are people who read my Tune-up every Sunday on both sides of the median. What I have to say is as equally pertinent to the highly successful business executive earning over a million dollars per year, as it is to minimum wage earner living paycheck to paycheck.

The Red Monster pictured at the top of the page has been around since Eve took the tragic bite. In fact, it was sired by the very same tempter, and has been fed, groomed, and nurtured by the same ever since as the most effective means imaginable to enslave mankind.

The world is focused on America at this precise moment in history because we are the vortex of the power struggle between good and evil. The world is exactly as Wayne Kyle described it to his sons at the kitchen table in that life-changing moment. “There are three types of people in the world; sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs.”

As Tucker Carlson put it so well, they (wolves) don’t want gun control…they (wolves) want people (sheep) control. One of my all-time favorite sheepdogs is Sheriff David Clarke. I had the pleasure of meeting him and shaking his hand and thanking him a few years ago. The great thing about a good sheepdog is that they can smell and track the wolf all the way to Parkland, Florida.

So, trust in God dear friend and know this to be true. Whether you have more money than you can ever spend, or barely enough to make ends meet. The ONLY thing standing between you and the absolute and bitter end of OUR precious Liberty and Freedom is the sheepdog…and a patriot without guns is a sheepdog without teeth.

Chip Murray: Wide Awake

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2 Responses to The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ Debt, Guns, and Sheepdogs

  1. Chip Murray says:

    From a Fellow Sheepdog: “Well written, however corrections are necessary.

    All debt is based on ” ..the full faith and credit of the people ”

    So , their debt is our credit…they owe us, the people, the credit.

    Guns are for stopping anyone from taking anything from you , your stuff, life , property ( such as a gun ) … , period. So if they threaten or try legislating or creating anything that they think gives them power or authority to steal , then, the gun..simply is the tool required to stop the theft whether it be stuff, your life or freedom or some others stuff or life or freedom.

    Being a Sheepdog is what every man is tasked with in regards to himself, his family , his nieghbors , the innocent , the widow , the infirmed, and even the idiot.

    Unless we have a clear picture and understanding of who is who and what is what we will continue down the road in chains and ignorance.” ~ KC

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