THE FOUNTAIN OF TRUTH

"FOR CHRIST AND FOR LIBERTY"

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
Hosea 4:6

Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save.
When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing.
Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God,
the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them -- the LORD, who remains faithful forever.
Psalm 146:3-6

Greetings web potatoes. Welcome to The Fountain of Truth, the home page of Doug Newman,
and one of a growing number of Christian and libertarian pages on this, the new opium of the people, the internet.

To learn why this page exists, please click here.


LINKS PAGE
Over 1000 links and growing every week.

FREELY SPEAKING
Speeches and Essays by Doug Newman.

OTHER CLASSIC STUFF
Great columns by other authors.

QUOTES
Things I wish I had said. 

ONE LINERS
By Me.

E-MAIL YOUR CONGRESSMEN AND SENATORS


EMAIL: dougnewman@juno.com


WHEN THEY CAME FOR THE DRUGGIES,
MOST PEOPLE DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING BECAUSE THEY WEREN'T DRUGGIES.
WHEN THEY CAME FOR THE BRANCH DAVIDIANS,
MOST PEOPLE DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING BECAUSE THEY WEREN'T BRANCH DAVIDIANS.
WHEN THEY CAME FOR THE TERROR SUSPECTS,
MOST PEOPLE DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING BECAUSE THEY WEREN'T TERROR SUSPECTS.

WHEN THEY COME FOR YOU, WILL YOU BE ABLE TO SAY ANYTHING?

THIS IS WHY, IF YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR FREEDOM,
YOU NEED TO SPEAK UP AND SPEAK UP
NOW!

***

WHEN GOVERNMENTS LET PEOPLE DO WHATEVER THEY WANT, YOU GET WOODSTOCK.
WHEN PEOPLE LET GOVERNMENTS DO WHATEVER THEY WANT, YOU GET AUSCHWITZ.

***

ASK NOT WHAT YOUR GOVERNMENT CAN DO FOR YOU.
ASK WHAT YOUR GOVERNMENT CAN DO
TO YOU.

***

"SOLVE" and "PROBLEMS" ARE NOT IN THE CONSTITUTION.

***

IF YOU LIKE BUSH, YOU OUGHT TO LOVE BIG CROCK OBAMA.


Recent Additions to the Fountain of Truth

My Complete Archive

"...always you are consistent and consider the boneheaded implications of feel good herd mentality quick fix solutions."
-- JK in Longmont, Colorado

"Thank you for making people think even after they've spoken ... Your wisdom is certainly appreciated by those who are able to articulate it,
but I think that same wisdom reaches far more people than you might imagine because it is non-inflammatory ...
and it is always 'just' in its reasoning."
-- PM in Tucson

"Have you thought about writing a book or some articles to address the Body of Christ about our political involvements?
You have a real gifting to see things differently and I think you are on to some real truth here. Like all of us with something to say,
I pray that God use you as a clean vessel relying fully on Him and free to speak truth in love."
-- BL in Maryland

"You'll burn in Hell!!! Sorry, Doug, but your eternal fate has been decided; Rush Limbaugh has spoken."
-- JM in Reno

"You are one of the best writers I've read. For real! I wish every Christian church in America would syndicate your articles.
(Want a publicist?)"
-- ES in Florida

"One thing I like about your thoughts and writing style is that it isn't rocket science or anything anyone with an inkling
of common sense cannot understand. You put an issue out there in plain words and all it takes
is just a little common sense to understand exactly what you are saying..."
-- RD

"Doug is one of the best 'communicators' of social and political ideology that I have been exposed to over the years."
-- PS in Colorado

"It's a pity you lost your (Colorado State) House race. You could have been Colorado's Ron Paul."
-- MS in Arvada, Colorado

"I just HAD to take a break from perusing the contents to tell you that I now have a vision in my mind
of six-year-old Doug parading around the house, declaring 'I’M THE RULER OF THE WO-O-O-O-O-ORLD!'
Do you have video?"
-- NT in Highlands Ranch, Colorado

"Keep writing. I pray that those that read your words will have their blinders removed."
-- MG in Memphis

"Doug; I am not a believer, but I find your non-vain, non-righteous, non-aggressive approach a welcome relief compared to others I read."
-- DR in Wisconsin

"I'm proud of you and think you are the most wonderful writer! You have a way of expressing yourself Doug that is truly a talent. 
Yes, I love your website and all of your comments."
-- RM in Aurora, Colorado

"You write the best letters ever and I mean it ... You should write to every newspaper in the country."
-- MN in Golden, Colorado

"Thanks for your email and website. I am appalled but not necessarily surprised at the evangelical right...just take a gander at what the cemeteries (seminaries) are producing to "shepherd" churches. I've always believed that our country's problems will not be solved politically, but spiritually. By that, I mean accurate spiritual knowledge/application. If one has the right spiritual knowledge, then one will be able to vote and be aware or active politically in the best sense and be able to determine what is "the lie". But since the cemeteries have done their dastardly best in corrupting the church leaders, the sheep follow."
-- AL in Littleton, Colorado

"Kudos on your site ... what a wealth of research info for a writer like me!"
 -- MN in Taunton, Massachusetts

"You really ARE out of sync with most of Christendom, just like me."
-- SS, a pastor in Aurora, Colorado

"Every once in a while a new jewel on the internet is discovered."
-- JB in Iowa

"Your website is full of everything a God-fearing Christian should be aware of."
-- EB in Wisconsin

"I read your articles line by line, and am always amazed at how much sense you make!"
-- LT

"Your site, by the way, is an inspiration to me and anyone who is Christian."
-- MM in Canada

"You talk about all these things about America not being free, which I agree,
so why don't you try and become president to change it. I would vote for you."
-- MH

"I wanted to take time to complement you on your great website. As a fellow believer and libertarian, I always worried if belief in Christ and wanting a libertarian style government could belong together. Thanks to your website and bible verses, I can now see that it is possible to follow Christ and maintain a libertarian philosophy on government. After Jesus' gift of salvation through him, I feel one of God's greatest gift to mankind was the gift of free will. The freedom to chose Him or leave Him. A gift many fellow believers would rather force on others, instead of leading and teaching. Thanks again on a wonderful resource."
-- JJ

"You are out of touch with reality. You are an idiot."
-- JW


MY OLD HOME PAGE

Lots of cool stuff.
On my "hiatus" of sorts, I am refocusing my efforts.
However, I am not going to bury my old stuff.


FEAR OBAMA? FEAR GOD!
by Todd King

I have received untold numbers of e-mails, as well as having had numerous conversations with people who have told me that they are voting for John McCain because Barack Obama is so evil, socialistic, (insert your favorite epithet here). It has also been asserted by many that a vote for anyone other than McCain, or a non-vote is a vote for Obama. While there is certainly some very limited, VERY LIMITED merit in that line of thinking, let’s look at what kind of thinking is involved in that kind of thinking.

While I am aware that not all who will be reading this are Bible believers, I am planning to answer this from the lens of scripture as it seems that the vast majority of those with whom I am having this conversation claim to be Christian. While I believe there is a plethora of scripture refuting this line of thought, my first examination will be of a passage of scripture which many people, especially Christians, are familiar with.

2 Chronicles 7:14 – If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sins, and will heal their land.

Now I know that we all have heard this verse at leart once, and we all love this verse. But have you ever really thought about this verse and what it really means? Well, I’m going to break it down piece by piece so that we can all see the fullness of this beautiful and blessed text.

“If…” An if, then statement always indicates a contractual agreement, a covenant. Pay close attention, because this is obviously a covenant between God, who is speaking, and someone else. You may be the someone, so you had better be paying close attention.

“…my people, who are called by my name…” This is the other party to the covenant. God’s people- who are called by His name. Could this possibly have current relevance to CHRISTians? Those who are the called and the chosen of God who are called by His name?

“…will humble themselves…” Does anyone today know what humility is? It is the opposite of pride. And what is pride? Pride is the original sin. The original sin of Lucifer, the original sin of Adam, the original sin of thinking that we are God, or at least as good as God. When we say that Obama will win, are we not saying that we can see and know the future? Then, when we say that we must vote for McCain, are we not saying that the future is in our control? So now, are we not attributing to ourselves the power to see and to control the future? And aren’t those attributes that God alone has? So, ask yourself, who is God? God, or you? If we are to humble ourselves, does this not mean that we should get rid of such flawed thinking, allow God to work, maybe to perform miracles, and repent of the sin of the pride of thinking that we know and control everything that is happening in the political realm?

“…and pray…” What does it mean to pray? Sure, we all have been taught that prayer is talking to God. But, really, do you think that this is all that is involved in prayer? Doesn’t relationship always involve both talking and listening? What does God’s Word have to say on the subject? What is His Spirit communicating with your spirit? I can assure you that choosing the lesser of two evils is not what He is communicating to you. Doesn’t scripture say, “Choose good, not evil that you may live!” (This may not be an exact quote, but is found in the book of Amos.) Choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.

"...and seek my face..." If we are seeking God's face, will be that focused on McCain's or Obama's? In fact, is there anything at all in either one of these men that would point one to Christ? Other than the fact that they are bipedal humanoids created by God, I have not been able to see even one thing in either one of them that would make me think of my Lord.

“…and turn from their wicked ways…” Is there anyone who believes that this does not and cannot be referring directly to the pride that we are being told in the beginning to humble ourselves of? To turn from our wicked ways would require repentance from our sin of thinking that we know all of the answers and that God is incapable of providing for our best interests. Doesn’t our Savior, in Matthew, tell us that God cares more for us than the flowers of the field and the birds of the air. And yet, does he allow them to be ruled by despots? Being ruled by tyrants has always been God’s way of judging His people for pride, disobedience, and unfaithfulness. If we repent now and turn from our wicked ways at this point in time, might God just remove from us this judgment? Well, let’s continue reading to see what the rest of the covenant contains.

“…then will I hear from heaven…” Does God suggest here that He will not hear our prayers as long as we are not humble, repentant, and prayerful? It sure sounds like it to me. But, in accordance with contractual law, He promises to begin listening to our prayers and to restore relationship with us as soon as we repent, humble ourselves, and pray. And unlike you or I, God never violates a covenant.

“…and will forgive their sins…” Forgiveness only comes afteer humility and repentance. This is a central theme of scripture. If we repent, then God will forgive. There are terms. Salvation is a free gift thatt cannot be achieved through works, but we still do have some minimal requirements. Be humble, pray, turn from your wicked ways. Failing these things, God will not listen to us, will not forgive our sins.

“…and will heal their land.” Besides the judgment of tyranny upon God’s people who are unrepentant and proud, other judgments which are common themes throughout scripture include: drought, famine, pestilence, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, plague, etc. Does anyone other than me notice that there is a high level of these scourges occurring across the nation today? Not only has there been a lot of drought and other ‘acts of God’ occurring, but we are, as are many other nations, facing famine because of over-exportation of food supplies, the government paying people not to farm, and the devaluation of our fiat money so that a loaf of bread that a few years ago cost one dollar now costs upwards of four dollars and climbing.

So, my Christian friend, I pray that you would study on this, dwell on this, and act on this before you go to the polls to vote. Remember that God performed miracles throughout the Old Testament, and continued this throughout the New Testament. God can do the same even today, but will not do so if we do not want or allow him to do so. Don’t get me wrong, God is not limited by us, but is willing to allow himself to be limited when giving us what we think we want as a way of getting our attention. Are you paying attention yet?

Please don't e-mail me telling me how brilliant I am for writing this.
E-mail Todd telling him how brilliant he is for writing this!


This is a Bill of Rights Enforcement Page.


Stop internet censorship!  
If you think that efforts to censor the web will stop at porny pages, think again.
Christian, anti-tax, pro-gun and anti-New World Order sites could be next.
The only way you will deprive me of this page is to pry it out of my cold dead hands.
And no, Newt, we don't need "a new set of rules" for the internet.


Whaddya think? Please EMAIL ME and let me know.
And please let me know how you found this page.


"The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace."
Numbers 6:24-26


This page hosted by Geocities.com. Get your own Free Home Page.

1