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  • 'Obama Hasn't Had Your Back': Priebus Zings Wasserman Schultz With Reference to Politico Story

    10/19/2014 4:36:45 PM PDT · 52 of 55
    Patton@Bastogne to governsleastgovernsbest
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  • Romney Leads Scattered 2016 GOP Field

    10/19/2014 4:35:47 PM PDT · 79 of 90
    Patton@Bastogne to NorthMountain
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    Chihuahua Romney - the One and the Only "Magic RINO(TM)":






    Mitt Romney and Lil' Ricky Santorum celebrate Political Assassination of 2012 Conservative GOP Presidential Candidates (Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry, Herman Cain, Michelle Bachman ...)








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  • Muslim Man Beats Wife, Drags Her Body with Car as his Children Watch (Dearborn, MI)

    10/19/2014 4:32:01 PM PDT · 70 of 82
    Patton@Bastogne to therightliveswithus
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  • Serena Williams Slams Russian Tennis Official Over "Racist" Comments

    10/19/2014 4:29:24 PM PDT · 42 of 83
    Patton@Bastogne to South40
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    "Enterprise, listen carefully, I want you to fire DIRECTLY on my position !"


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  • Serena Williams Slams Russian Tennis Official Over "Racist" Comments

    10/19/2014 4:27:59 PM PDT · 41 of 83
    Patton@Bastogne to driftdiver
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    Good, Lord ... "She's a MAN, Baby" ...


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  • Bozell: If GOP Blows November Election, Its Anti-Conservative Strategy Will Be To Blame

    10/19/2014 4:25:46 PM PDT · 8 of 28
    Patton@Bastogne to Maceman
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  • NRSC Shifts Resources to Six States

    10/19/2014 3:51:51 PM PDT · 12 of 19
    Patton@Bastogne to Din Maker
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  • Book review: ‘The Cynic: Political Education of Mitch McConnell,’ by Alec MacGillis

    10/19/2014 9:26:52 AM PDT · 5 of 5
    Patton@Bastogne to Politicalkiddo
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  • "Render--But Don't Surrender--unto Caesar" (Sermon on Matthew 22:15-22)

    10/19/2014 8:25:03 AM PDT · 12 of 18
    Patton@Bastogne to Charles Henrickson
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    America's Gradual Decline since President L.B.J. ...


    Today (2014-10-18) Rev. Charles Henrickson wrote the article "Render Unto Caesar - Don't Surrender" ...


    Pastor Charles Henrickson's article has several positive points, FIRST and foremost, NOT Surrendering to Caesar's evil government.


    However, let me ask this KEY question:

    A) Is Pastor Henrickson speaking as a "private citizen" in a conversation with his friends at a restaurant ...

    B) Is Pastor Henrickson speaking as the "pastor of a "simple religious group" (i.e. a "church") ...

    C) Is Pastor Hendrickson speaking as the "Chief Executive Officer" (CEO) of the "St. Matthew Lutheran Church" IRS 501-C3 tax-exempt (federally chartered) "charitable religious corporation" of Bonne Terre, Missouri ?


    If, indeed, Charles Hendrickson is speaking under conditions "A" or "B" listed above ...

    the U.S. Constitution FULLY protects his "complete" right to free speech.

    No one at Free Republic would argue against that, first and foremost, me.



    Charles Hendrickson, Pastor

    Charles Hendrickson, CEO, St. Matthew Lutheran Church, a Federally Chartered Charitable Religious Corporation operating under the IRS 501-C3 Federal Contract



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    What about option "C", thought ?

    Is Pastor Hendrickson speaking as the "Chief Executive Officer" (CEO) of the "St. Matthew Lutheran Church" IRS 501-C3 tax-exempt (federally chartered) "charitable religious corporation" of Bonne Terre, Missouri ?

    Notice key elements of option "C":

    C1) CEO
    C2) "Charitable Religious Corporation"
    C3) "Federally Chartered"
    C4) IRS %01-C3 "Federal Contract"


    You see, "if" CEO Charles Henrickson expresses his political views ...

    using the pulpit, building, sound system, resources, materials, electricity, air conditioning ...

    paid for by the IRS 501-C3 tax-exempt "St. Matthew Lutheran Church" ...

    a charitable religious corporation, CHARTERED by the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, which also has a "federal contract" ...

    (tax-exempt status" with FULL terms and conditions ...

    that includes restrictions on both FREE SPEECH (from behind the pulpit) and PASSING LEGISLATION

    THEN our admirable and spiritually courageous CEO Charles Hendrickson (I like this guy) is GUILTY of violating his Corporation's IRS 501-C3 "federal contract".


    Corporate CEO Charles Henrickson should carefully review his corporations legal obligations under his IRS 501-Ce federal contract.


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    Pastor Charles Hendrickson is a New Testament scholar.

    Pastor, why were the Jewish Religious Leaders so subservient to Rome ?

    Well, one reason is that the "evil" Roman Empire had rebuilt the Temple in Jerusalem. It was beautiful. Magnificent.

    ... much like today's modern American Christian Churches with their buildings, coffee kiosks, internet websites, twitter accounts, missionary trips to the moon, free bibles and bottled water for the homeless.

    Rome's Caesar PAID for the Jerusalem Temple, and he DEMANDED a great return for his investment.

    Caesar demanded "obedience" in exchange for his "gifts" to the Jewish people.



    The U.S. Government HELPS PAY/SUBSIDIZE the "material glory" of the modern American Christian Church system (tax deduction credits) ...

    and like Caesar, Uncle Sam DEMANDS a fair return on his investment.

    Uncle Sam demands "obedience" in exchange for his "gifts" to the modern American Christian Church.

    That obedience (as Houston's LGBT Mayor fully understand) is NOT critizing Uncle Sam's policies, especially promotion of Gays, Islam and other "garbage".

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    What's the "magic" solution for America's Christian Churches ...

    so that Pastors can FREELY preach the "complete truth" without violation of their IRS 501-C3 contract ?

    Dump their IRS 501-C3 tax-exempt status.
    DIVORCE their IRS 501-C3 tax-exempt status.
    Cancel their IRS 501-C3 tax-exempt status.
    Jettison their IRS 501-C3 tax-exempt status.


    Ever heard of that GREAT Christian Conservative institution: Hillsdale College ?

    Rush Limbaugh talks about them all the time, full of praise for their "legal acumen".

    Hillsdale College REFUSES to have "any" tax-exempt status.

    Why ?

    They don't want the government's FREE MONEY that hides the "Chains of Free Speech Slavery".

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    Many American Christians wonder “why” our nation is gradually slipping away into spiritual darkness, especially since 1954.

    Why has it been over 100 years since America had a (genuinely) great National Revival ?

    Sure, Rev. Billy Grahman's Crusades were great; but did they fundamentally change America's "spiritual core" ? NO.

    The 700 Club television network, James Dobson's "Focus on the Family", Promise Keepers, were great; but did they fundamentally change America's "spiritual core" ? NO.

    Great Christian movies like "The Bible"; "Son of God", "Fireproof", "Facing the Giants" are great; but did they fundamentally change America's "spiritual core" ? NO.

    Great Christian athletes and coaches like Jim Tebow and Tony Dungy; but did they fundamentally change America's "spiritual core" ? NO.




    Consider the year 1954. It was the beginning of a tidal wave of spiritual darkness that has destroyed a “Christian America”.

    What happened in 1954 ?

    1) WHY did LBJ's stealth "satanic agenda" in 1954 DIRECTLY CAUSE in 1963 the U.S. Supreme Court banning Christian Prayers in America’s Public schools ?

    2) WHY did LBJ's clandestine "satanic agenda" in 1954 DIRECTLY CAUSE in 1973 the U.S. Supreme Court allowing legalized Abortion (56 million murdered children) ?

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    Americans and Israelis celebrated in June 2010 when the STUXNET computer virus crippled Iran's nuclear program, reportedly destroying one-fifth of Iran's nuclear centrifuges (Wikipaedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuxnet).

    Clearly, computer viruses and malware can be powerful weapons, silently destroying an from the inside.

    The enemy doesn't know what happened until it's too late, when defeat is inevitable.


    Satan is the sworn enemy of America's Christians and Churches, attacking from all directions, 24/7/365 days a year.

    "What If" Satan could plant a "spiritual malware-virus" into America's Christian Churches ?

    Would Satan "play nice" or go for a bloody kill, like he did to Rome's early Christian Church using lions in the Coliseum ?

    Satan knows that the "LOVE of money" (not money itself) is a powerful spiritual weapon.

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    What does this have to do with 1954 ?

    What does this have to do with U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson ?




    In 1954 U.S. Senator L.B. Johnson "spiritually castrated" America's Christian Churches.

    It's a perfectly accurate picture. Bloody, painful, loss (surrender) of "spiritual power".

    Is that image too graphic or intense for you ?

    Too bad. I'm just the messenger.



    Exactly how did LBJ "spiritually castrate" America's Christian Churches in 1954 ???

    He offered them MONEY, MONEY and more MONEY ... billions and billions of dollars for "wonderful" church activities and new programs.

    MONEY for new church programs to spread Christ's Gospel in Billy Graham Crusades, "Focus on the Family" radio programs, and giving FREE bibles to the Homeless.

    MONEY for great Christian Universities.

    MONEY for Missionary teams to Haiti and Russia.

    MONEY for Moody Bible University and it's network of radio programs.


    "FREE" Money ... all in exchange for IRS 501-C3 Church Tax Exempt Status.



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    Read (later) about the Johnson Amendment of 1954.

    The best internet link is: History of the Johnson Amendment of 1954


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    What's another great information source for how LBJ's 1954 Church Tax-Exempt Status has SPIRITUALLY CASTRATED America's Christian Churches ?

    Watch any of the Youtube Videos listed below.

    Forward the internet links to your fellow Christian Believers and Church Pastor.



    Discover WHY "IRS 501-C3" is LBJ-Satan's spiritual version of the deadly STUXNET computer virus ... designed to DESTROY America's Christian Churches, silently, from within.

    Discover why a conservative evangelical Pro-Life Tea-Party Christian is challenging Christian pastors and churches to jettison their IRS 501-C3 tax-exempt status.

    Join the growing Christian spiritual awareness that IRS 501-C3 "marriage" between Uncle Sam’s (sometimes EVIL) Federal Government and YOUR CHURCH is a great "Satanic Deception".



    CHALLENGE your Pastor to read the complete text of IRS 501-C3 from the Church pulpit.



    CHALLENGE your Pastor to tell the Congregation about IRS Pamphlet "P-1828" (downloadable) for the "specific legal details" about your local church's "Marriage" to the IRS / Federal Government.

    IRS Pamphlet P1828 Download Link (5.10 M): IRS Marriage Covenant with Your Church


    E-Mail IRS Pamphlet P1828 to every Christian Believer and Church Pastor that you know.

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    IRS & Church Marriage vs. "Render Unto Caesar" ...

    IRS & Church Marriage vs. "Render Unto Caesar" - (click)



    Pro-Life Victory vs. "Render Unto Caesar" ...

    Pro-Life Victory vs. "Render Unto Caesar" - (click)




    Tea Party Christians and "Render Unto Caesar" ...

    Tea Party Christians and "Render Unto Caesar" - (click)




    America's Spiritual Revival and Healing - The Obstacle ...

    .America's Spiritual Revival and Healing - The Obstacle ... - (click)




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    Thanks for your time in reading this ...


    Patton-at-Bastogne

    FreeRepublic member since 1998



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  • Another EIGHTY FOUR people under observation for Ebola in Ohio

    10/19/2014 6:45:42 AM PDT · 18 of 56
    Patton@Bastogne to CGASMIA68
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    If any of these people die, can that "profoundly stupid" woman nurse be charged with third-degree murder ?

    Can she be sued for civil damages ?

    Bet she could.


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  • Rove Agonistes Karl Rove’s metamorphosis into legend is now complete.

    10/19/2014 6:40:25 AM PDT · 13 of 35
    Patton@Bastogne to Flintlock
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  • Rove Agonistes Karl Rove’s metamorphosis into legend is now complete.

    10/19/2014 6:38:59 AM PDT · 12 of 35
    Patton@Bastogne to sauropod
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  • What if Lots of People Have Ebola-Proof Blood?

    10/18/2014 3:48:53 PM PDT · 33 of 43
    Patton@Bastogne to 2ndDivisionVet
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    And what if Unicorns and Klingons really do exist, and are living on a farm outside "Lego Land" in Winter Springs, Florida ?


    Hitler and Stalin NEVER had it so good with the national news media as the "Kenyan Bastard" ...


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  • Caribbean, South American Countries Close Borders to Combat Ebola

    10/18/2014 3:43:40 PM PDT · 21 of 29
    Patton@Bastogne to Sarah Barracuda
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    It's pretty clear by now that Obama is actively - deliberately seeking GRAVE harm to the United States of America.

    "No One" dare say that ... except Rush Limbaugh referring to the idea as a distant metaphor.


    Not enough Americans have died yet.

    I wonder what John Kerry, Warren Buffett, or Bill Gates would do if any of their children-grandchildren died from either Ebola or the Entrovirus ?

    When they do, Obama will be hanged in effigy from every street light post in America.


    May the "Kenyan Bastard" burn in hell ...


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  • US Air Force's Secret X37-B Space Plane Lands After 2 Year Mission

    10/18/2014 2:34:10 PM PDT · 25 of 30
    Patton@Bastogne to SunkenCiv
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    Fuel would an issue, say, for a lunar trip ...


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  • Why the Islamic State Is Losing

    10/18/2014 2:20:46 PM PDT · 22 of 25
    Patton@Bastogne to The_Reader_David
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    Baghdad ... center of the chess board ...


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  • Will The GOP Lose South Dakota Senate Race?

    10/18/2014 2:17:40 PM PDT · 31 of 32
    Patton@Bastogne to Yosemitest
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  • City's Speed Traps Backfire [Chicago]

    10/18/2014 2:12:14 PM PDT · 53 of 59
    Patton@Bastogne to left that other site
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    Red light cameras just removed in St. Pete, Florida ...

    Tampa (Hillsboro County, next door) still wants to use them.

    Guess where citizens will go to spend their disposable income ?

    Politicians are soooo stupid.

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  • Effectiveness of Ebola travel ban questioned

    10/18/2014 11:45:02 AM PDT · 52 of 55
    Patton@Bastogne to gusopol3
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    They tried that last week (for a while) ...

    someting like "EVS" or something.

    Fortunately, the government's trick didn't stick.

    Why ?

    Too many Americans are scared as hell over "Obama's Ebola Virus".


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  • Senator Ted Cruz : GENUINE Risk of Houston Pastor's Arrest for Protesting LGBT Laws

    10/18/2014 11:38:57 AM PDT · 84 of 104
    Patton@Bastogne to xzins
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    First, a genuine thanks for your service.


    All of this is moot, however, because the 1st amendment clearly disentangles governments from church business.

    Yes ... the Constitution absoluely protects the "activities" of "pure, simple, churches".

    And ... the Constitution ALSO REQUIRES ...

    persons, corporations, and "religious charitable corporations" (like Houston's Christian Churches) ...

    to fully HONOR the full "terms and conditions" of business contracts.



    IRS 501-C3 is a legally binding contract ... between CONSENTING parties ... whose "terms and conditions" each party MUST follow.

    A) The IRS honors it's COVENANT requirement of this "federal contract" by giving Church contributors FINANCIAL CREDIT for their gifts/tithes/donation on their annual U.S. Federal Income Tax Return

    B) The Churches MUST honor it's COVENTANT requirement of this "federal contract" by OBEYING the "terms and conditions" outlined (in detail) in IRS Pamplet-1828 (link provided above).



    Will some Christian Believer here (please) explain to me how a Christian Church can obey BOTH ...

    1) their COVENANT with THE LORD to speak His truth without reservation

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    2) their IRS 501-C3 "federal contract" COVENANT to speak THE LORD's truth ...

    ... ONLY so long as it doesn't offend gays, sodomites, murderers, Allah, Obama, Muslims, etc.



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  • Senator Ted Cruz : GENUINE Risk of Houston Pastor's Arrest for Protesting LGBT Laws

    10/18/2014 11:22:50 AM PDT · 71 of 104
    Patton@Bastogne to onedoug
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    Cruz 2016. You know it.

    "Copy that, Houston"


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  • Senator Ted Cruz : GENUINE Risk of Houston Pastor's Arrest for Protesting LGBT Laws

    10/18/2014 11:21:53 AM PDT · 70 of 104
    Patton@Bastogne to jonrick46
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    Go talk with the lawyers at Hillsdale College.

    and (since you're being onerous) ...

    feel free to post that "scripture" reference that I asked you to provide, "if" you want to argue this in Biblical terms.

    And if you're trying to argue "constitution law" ...

    then perhaps you can "drop a dime" and give them a telephone call.

    Here's their number: (517) 437-7341


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  • Senator Ted Cruz : GENUINE Risk of Houston Pastor's Arrest for Protesting LGBT Laws

    10/18/2014 11:16:23 AM PDT · 66 of 104
    Patton@Bastogne to rrrod
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    You're correct.

    I absolutely stand with them.

    "Remember the Alamo"


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  • Senator Ted Cruz : GENUINE Risk of Houston Pastor's Arrest for Protesting LGBT Laws

    10/18/2014 11:14:52 AM PDT · 65 of 104
    Patton@Bastogne to ForYourChildren
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    Hillsdale College isn't tax-exempt ?

    Well ... that's amazing.

    I guess their lawyers actually did (accurately) study the law.

    I rest my case.


    Thanks for telling us about that ...


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  • Senator Ted Cruz : GENUINE Risk of Houston Pastor's Arrest for Protesting LGBT Laws

    10/18/2014 11:11:05 AM PDT · 61 of 104
    Patton@Bastogne to jonrick46
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    Giving up tax exempt status is no freedom. You should know that.


    What do I know ?

    The same "common sense" that you do.

    There isn't such thing as a "free lunch".

    The U.S. Government (like all others) uses "free lunces" to control states, institutions, companies, religious charitable corporations, and people.

    The U.S. Government's "free lunch" (financial gift) to church corporations is AKA IRS 501-C3.



    Most Christians are in complete denial about this. It raises painful and ugly questions.

    Questions about "personal greed" and that troublesome scripture "Thou shalt have No other gods before Me".



    Now, a question for you ... and the clock is ticking ...

    Jesus Christ paid His FULL taxes to Rome ... "Render Unto Caesar".

    Is the church you attend "better/smarter/more cool/more entertaining" than Jesus Christ ?

    Give us just "one" reason "how" your Christian Church is justified (scripturally) to NOT pay it's FULL taxes ... when Jesus Christ COMMANDED you to.


    Don't worry about that "ticking clock" phrase. I apologize for being a wise guy.

    because neither you, your pastor, Senator Ted Cruz or Rev. Billy Graham ...

    will be able to provide the "scripture" (above) that I asked you for ...

    because it ain't in the book.


    Case closed.



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  • Senator Ted Cruz : GENUINE Risk of Houston Pastor's Arrest for Protesting LGBT Laws

    10/18/2014 10:55:59 AM PDT · 54 of 104
    Patton@Bastogne to jonrick46
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  • Senator Ted Cruz : GENUINE Risk of Houston Pastor's Arrest for Protesting LGBT Laws

    10/18/2014 10:09:19 AM PDT · 38 of 104
    Patton@Bastogne to piytar
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    "Pure, Simple Churches" are not under government control, per the U.S. Constitution, as I've said repeatedly.


    However, "charitable religious corporations" are CREATIONS of THE STATE (did you get that ?) ...

    are thus, under government control.



    From a legal perspective, these Houston Churches "religious charitable corporations" are NO DIFFERENT than a carrot garden that you plant in your backyard.

    "You" own the carrots.

    The Federal Government "owns" the "charitable religious corporations" they created.



    Fortunately, these Houston Christian Pastors & Churches do have an ESCAPE to be able to pursue a "more free" expression of political opposition to the Houston Mayor's LGBT political agenda.

    JETTISON / DUMP / FLUSH their IRS 501-C3 "federal contract" ...

    and pay their FULL taxes ... like Jesus Christ did.



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  • Senator Ted Cruz : GENUINE Risk of Houston Pastor's Arrest for Protesting LGBT Laws

    10/18/2014 9:55:58 AM PDT · 36 of 104
    Patton@Bastogne to freedumb2003
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    Aye ... Transparent Aluminum ... now, that's the ticket, Laddie ..."

    Sir ...I humbly stand corrected.

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  • Senator Ted Cruz : GENUINE Risk of Houston Pastor's Arrest for Protesting LGBT Laws

    10/18/2014 9:41:17 AM PDT · 31 of 104
    Patton@Bastogne to ifinnegan
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    “faiths which consider homosexuality sinful are at odds with the secular laws.”


    Marron is CORRECT.

    Even the SCOTUS has acknlowledged that "religious faith" (in it's purest, simple form) has NOTHING to do with government tax-exempt status.



    However, Houston's Mayor is NOT addressing Christian Pators that are the "leaders" of "a pure simple religious faith".

    Houston's Mayor and lawyers are (Knowingly, Deliberately) speaking to the "Chief Executive Officers" (CEOs) of "charitable religious corporations".

    These men ARE NOT simple "Christian Pastors" like Peter, James and Paul.

    These Houston Pastors are corporate CEOs.

    Houston's Mayor is simply DEMANDING that these Corporate CEOs OBEY the "terms and conditions" of their IRS 501-C3 "federal contact".



    Of course, these Houston Pastors (corporate CEOs) can DUMP their IRS 501-Ce "federal contract" ANYTIME THEY PLEASE.

    It's just that these Houston Pastors are TERRIFIED that their "faithful congregations" will BAIL ...

    once their "faithful congregations" CAN NO LONGER deduct their church gifts/tithes/offerings on their annual U.S. Federal Income Tax returns.



    It's all about the money.



    Questions ?

    With all "genuine" good will and respect, I "gently" CHALLENGE every Christian in America ...

    to ... this Sunday ...

    ask their Pastor (after church) ...

    WHO is the CEO of his church's "charitable religious corporation" ?

    WHO are the Members of the Board of his church's "charitable religious corporation" ?

    in what STATE is his church's "charitable religious corporation" registered ?

    a copy of the 2013 "annual filing report" that your Pastor's "charitable religious corporation" was REQUIRED to file.


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  • Senator Ted Cruz : GENUINE Risk of Houston Pastor's Arrest for Protesting LGBT Laws

    10/18/2014 9:20:06 AM PDT · 22 of 104
    Patton@Bastogne to Dilbert San Diego
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    Dilbert San Diego ...

    Sir ... you have nailed this "perfectly" !

    Well done !


    Is having tax exempt status more important than preaching the tenets of your faith????



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  • Senator Ted Cruz : GENUINE Risk of Houston Pastor's Arrest for Protesting LGBT Laws

    10/18/2014 9:17:41 AM PDT · 19 of 104
    Patton@Bastogne to P-Marlowe
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    Ok ... I'm not trying to be argumentative ... but ...

    show me the text in the U.S. Constitution that "religious charitable corporations" (THE KEY, by the way) ...

    cannot be taxed.



    Maybe that's the confusion that some Free Republic Christians have about this issue.

    The word "Corporation" is the KEY.



    P-Marlow and Saved-by-Grace ... if we three decide to start a church (christian fellowship) and meet in our homes ...

    and we never ask the IRS to use our gifts/tithes/offerings as deductions on our annual U.S. Federal Income Tax returns ...

    THEN ... our "church" has complete political freedom ... and we can say, write, preach about ANYTHING we want.

    Just like Jesus Christ did.



    Unfortunately, 99-percent of American churches are legally classified as "charitable religious corporations".

    That "corporate tatoo" is necessary if a church wants fire insurance for it's "church building" ... etc ...

    However, if that "charitable religious corpration" wants to ALLOW its members to use their gifts/tithes/offerings as DEDUCTIONS on their annual U.S. Federal Tax Returns ...

    then that "church" comes under the AUTHORITY of IRS 501-C3.

    It's that's simple.



    Remember the Jewish Scribes and Pharisees (in the time of Christ) that were TERRIFIED of offending Ceasar (Rome) ?

    Why were they TERRIFIED of Rome ?

    Money - Money - Money.

    After all, ROME paid for the magnificent Temple in Jerusalem.

    Do you think that Ceasar re-built the Jewish Temple just because he was "nice guy" ?

    Hardly.

    It was a "quid pro quo" arrangement (just like IRS 501-C3).

    The Jewish people (Scribes and Pharisees) got a FREE Temple ...

    Ceasar got (demanded) "obdeience".



    Just like Uncle Sam demands "obedience" from all those tax-exempt Christian "religious charitable corporations" (churches).



    Oh ... by the way ... when the Jewish Scribes and Pharisees finally demanded a free voice ... freedom ...

    Ceasar burned Jerusalem, and the magnificent Temple (that Ceasar had paid for), and entire city ... to the ground in 70 AD.



    Freedom comes as a "price", including, when you're a "Christian Church" ...

    of paying your FULL TAXES demanded by Rome or Uncle Sam.



    Jesus Christ CLEARLY understood this.

    That why Jesus Christ COMMANDED Christians to "Render Unto Caesar !

    Watch the YouTube video(s) .... and then pray hard.




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  • Senator Ted Cruz : GENUINE Risk of Houston Pastor's Arrest for Protesting LGBT Laws

    10/18/2014 8:46:35 AM PDT · 6 of 104
    Patton@Bastogne to catfish1957
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    Ted Cruz appears to be a synthesis of Gen. George Patton and Bily Graham ...

    I can't wait to work for Ted Cruz's Florida GOP Presidential Primary team in 2016 ...


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  • If the Republicans win the Senate...

    10/18/2014 8:44:07 AM PDT · 25 of 37
    Patton@Bastogne to Gaffer
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  • Senator Ted Cruz : GENUINE Risk of Houston Pastor's Arrest for Protesting LGBT Laws

    10/18/2014 8:38:54 AM PDT · 2 of 104
    Patton@Bastogne to Patton@Bastogne
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    The pictures below say it all.

    Ted Cruz has something special and Thursday in his hometown of Houston Texas it was clearly on display.

    The Brody File saw it up close. He came to his home church here (Houston’s First Baptist Church) to hold court about the Houston pastors who have come under a vicious religious liberty attack by city officials, led by the mayor.

    As Cruz was speaking, he was in his element because what he has is not a political skill. Nor is it an intellectual one. When it comes to his relationship with evangelicals, he has a spiritual connection. He is one of them. He gets them and they get him. And one thing’s for certain: He’s not ashamed of the Gospel. Far from it. Cruz wears his faith on his sleeve and is proud of it.
    This press conference was heartfelt. This was no political stunt. Look folks, his father has been a traveling preacher for years.

    Cruz is well versed in the Bible. It’s at the core of who he is. In my many interviews with him over the years, he loves to talk about Jesus but hey, I didn’t fall off the turnip truck yesterday. I know when politicians bring up faith for political reasons. Cruz doesn’t do that.

    This Houston Pastors story will fan the flames of the religious liberty issue in America. Ted Cruz is well positioned to lead on this issue because he lives it and breathes it.

    It’s at the core of his being. Other possible presidential candidates believe just as much in the religious liberty issue and in 2016, they’ll discuss it with fervor. But Cruz comes from a different place. Not only has he defended religious liberty cases in court, he defends it in public with the word of God.

    He has the “street cred” to make this a signature issue in his bid to strongly woo the evangelical vote. Watching him in action Thursday, in front of a passionate overflow room gave me pause.

    It made me realize that this is the issue that could set him apart from others with the evangelical audience. If Mike Huckabee runs, he’ll be right in the mix too but at this point, Cruz seems to be leading the way on this. It looks to be his evangelical calling card and a heartfelt one at that.

    And here are some Brody File pictures showing Cruz in rare form.

















  • Senator Ted Cruz : GENUINE Risk of Houston Pastor's Arrest for Protesting LGBT Laws

    10/18/2014 8:28:58 AM PDT · 1 of 104
    Patton@Bastogne
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    Senator Ted Cruz and Pastor Franklin Graham,


    Jesus Christ taught in parables.

    Using a parable that touches both baseball and Christian missionaries in China ...

    I will explain why Houston's Lesbian Mayor is LEGALLY CORRECT ...

    in wanting the IRS / Federal Government to "Shut-Down" or "Financially Destroy" ALL Houston-area Christian Churches that are "politically" fighting the Gay-Agenda.




    You are a STAR athlete who's a member of the New York Rebels baseball team.

    You had to APPLY for your position with the New York Rebels. You sought after them because the New York Rebels had sometime YOU wanted DESPERATELY:


    MONEY, "Beyond the Dreams of Avarice" (Hans Solo, Star Wars).

    Millions and millions of dollars, but ONLY if You agreed to VOLUNTARILY sign for the New York Rebels.



    The New York Rebels said "yes" to your "voluntary" request to join the team.

    Condition-1 : Be a useful TOOL to help the New York Rebels win the World Series.

    Condition-2 : NEVER, NEVER criticize the New York Rebels, their coach, their owner, their sponsors, their players. EVER.



    Violating either of these "contractual conditions" would result in Your FINANCIAL PAYMENTS being canceled.



    Senator Ted Cruz and Pastor Franklin Graham (nothing personal here) ...

    YOU wanted that MONEY so BADLY (to buy bibles for Christian missionaries in China), that you ...

    VOLUNTARILY signed the CONTRACT with the New York Rebels.



    Years go by, and SUDDENLY you discover that the New York Rebels are doing VERY BAD THINGS.

    Your Christian conscience COMPELLS you to speak out.

    However, your attorney warns you that IF you speak-out about these evils, you are violating Condition-2 of your VOLUNTARY "employment contract" with the New York Rebels baseball team.



    Sadly, you decide NOT to criticize the New York Rebels ...

    because you DESPERATELY NEED that MONEY to buy bibles for the Christian Missionaries in China.



    Now ... in the midst of your conflicted decision, Jesus Christ shows up for a chat.

    Jesus Christ advises "Just Do the Right Thing, don't worry about the Money."

    Jesus Christ promises to handle everything (financially), and you'll be "right as rain".



    But like all of us ...

    you SECRETLY DOUBT that Jesus Christ can make the deal work.

    So ... in the end ... you KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT about the evil New York Rebels ...

    and continue spending your ten-million salary on buying bibles for the Christian missionaries in China.



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    Senator Ted Cruz and Pastor Franklin Graham ... that's EXACTLY where America's tax-exempt Christian churches are today in 2014.


    Senator Ted Cruz and Pastor Franklin Graham ... church tax-exempt status is a "Federal Contract" ... all VOLUNTARY

    Senator Ted Cruz and Pastor Franklin Graham ... church tax-exempt status puts your church on the FEDERAL PAYROLL ... vis-a-via "income tax deductions (gifts) for your congregation"

    Senator Ted Cruz and Pastor Franklin Graham ... the "contract" DEMANDS that your church NOT ENDORSE CANDIDATES for public office (i.e. criticize Uncle Sam)

    Senator Ted Cruz and Pastor Franklin Graham ... the "contract" DEMANDS that your church NOT ATTEMPT TO INFLUENCE LEGISLATION (i.e. change Uncle Sam's evil ways)



    Senator Ted Cruz and Pastor Franklin Graham ... if your church VIOLATES EITHER of THESE TWO RULES ...

    then the "Federal Contract" you FREELY WANTED says that Uncle Sam can "properly" sue you in Court ... and Win.




    Senator Ted Cruz and Pastor Franklin Graham ... IRS 501-C3 is a "Covenant" just as binding and legal as the "Covenant" THE LORD made with Abraham.



    So ... what does Christ's American Christian Church do in 2014 ?

    KEEP Uncle Sam's MONEY ... and Shut-The-Heck-Up about Uncle Sam's evil ways ...

    or "SPEAK GOD'S TRUTH without RESERVATION" ...

    and TRUST Jesus Christ for the money needed to buy all those bibles for the Christian missionaries to China ?





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    Muster up the courage to do the free IRS download of "Pamplet P1828" which specifies the legal details of your tax-exempt church's servitude to it's U.S. Government Masters.

    Heck, I'll even do you the favor of providing the internet link:

    IRS Legal Obligations of Tax-Exempt Christian Churches and Pastors" - (click)



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    IRS & Church Marriage vs. "Render Unto Caesar" ...

    IRS & Church Marriage vs. "Render Unto Caesar" - (click)



    America's Spiritual Revival and Healing - The Obstacle ...

    .America's Spiritual Revival and Healing - The Obstacle ... - (click)




    Pro-Life Victory vs. "Render Unto Caesar" ...

    Pro-Life Victory vs. "Render Unto Caesar" - (click)




    Tea Party Christians and "Render Unto Caesar" ...

    Tea Party Christians and "Render Unto Caesar" - (click)



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  • houston lgbt mayor has every legal right to prosecute christian churches for political activity

    10/18/2014 8:05:31 AM PDT · 154 of 155
    Patton@Bastogne to savedbygrace
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    You're probably correct in your legal opinion about the validity of the IRS laws.

    Your arguments parallel those of the "I don't need a Drivers License folks" back in the 1990s.

    Technically, they may be correct. On the other hand the "reality" is that you go to jail if the police catch you driving without a licence.


    I am certainly NOT defending the IRS in my arguments.

    Rather, my primary point is that the "Covenant" between Christian Churches and the IRS (via church tax-exempt status) is a SPIRITUAL DISASTER.

    Have you watched any of the YouTube videos listed above ?

    I know these will answer your questions, especially those of a spiritual nature.



    In essense, Jesus Christ paid His FULL taxes to Ceasar ?

    WHY should American Christians be "outside" His "command" to "Render Unto to Caesar".



    Watch any of the YouTube Videos (listed below).



    IRS & Church Marriage vs. "Render Unto Caesar" ...

    IRS & Church Marriage vs. "Render Unto Caesar" - (click)



    America's Spiritual Revival and Healing - The Obstacle ...

    .America's Spiritual Revival and Healing - The Obstacle ... - (click)




    Pro-Life Victory vs. "Render Unto Caesar" ...

    Pro-Life Victory vs. "Render Unto Caesar" - (click)




    Tea Party Christians and "Render Unto Caesar" ...

    Tea Party Christians and "Render Unto Caesar" - (click)


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  • Frontier employee: Airline told cleaning crews to stop wearing masks ( Ebola )

    10/18/2014 7:03:26 AM PDT · 22 of 32
    Patton@Bastogne to knarf
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    Yes, there are many infared temperature detectors in the commerical market market place.

    However, the problem is simply using a thermal scan to a potential Ebola patient is the required "time on target" and the close physical distance (6 inches ?) required.

    Ignoring these realities yields data that is almost worthless.



    Indeed, relying on "thermal data" alone (regardless on how it's collected) to scan for Ebola is a fool's errand.

    I can assure you that if this was a "Republican scandal", as opposed to being owned by that Kenyan "bastard" Obama, the NYT, Sandia National Labs, Yale and Princeton scientists would DESTROY (everyday in the national media) the PATHETIC ARGUMENTS now being offered by "Obama Ebola Traitors".

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  • Effectiveness of Ebola travel ban questioned

    10/18/2014 6:45:17 AM PDT · 32 of 55
    Patton@Bastogne to gusopol3
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    There is a report at Drudge today that the Dallas Presbyterian Hospital is a "ghost town" ....

    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/ebola-scare-turns-dallas-hospital-ghost-town/story?id=26276610


    COMING SOON to America's major metropolian shopping malls ... just in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas ....


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  • Frontier employee: Airline told cleaning crews to stop wearing masks ( Ebola )

    10/18/2014 6:38:57 AM PDT · 18 of 32
    Patton@Bastogne to george76
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    Frontier Airlines (and the industry) needs to be very careful with all of this.

    At this point, upon hearing this story about Fontier's Management's attitude ...

    I would REFUSE to board any of their flights, even a short connecting trip.



    It just occured to me that the GREAT business opportunity here for an Airline ...

    is to require a close medical exam of passengers before departure (i.e. the "Ebola Detection Machine" rumored to be in Dallas) ...

    to ensure that the plane's 200+ passengers are reasonable safe for the flight.

    Sure, such tickets would be expensive, but at least you'd still be alive 30 days later.



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  • Houston to pastors: Forget your sermons, now we want your speeches

    10/17/2014 4:25:34 PM PDT · 60 of 73
    Patton@Bastogne to Kartographer
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    "Well you may not know this, but there's things that gnaw at a man worse than dying."



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  • Houston to pastors: Forget your sermons, now we want your speeches

    10/17/2014 4:17:30 PM PDT · 59 of 73
    Patton@Bastogne to AmusedBystander
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  • Houston to pastors: Forget your sermons, now we want your speeches

    10/17/2014 4:12:10 PM PDT · 58 of 73
    Patton@Bastogne to Kartographer
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    Great quote ...

    what's the movie ?


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  • Rev. Billy Graham: "America is Just as Wicked as Sodom and Gomorrah Ever Were"

    10/17/2014 4:09:30 PM PDT · 51 of 61
    Patton@Bastogne to Vigilanteman
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    America's Spiritual Revival and Healing - The Obstacle ...

    .America's Spiritual Revival and Healing - The Obstacle ... - (click)




    IRS & Church Marriage vs. "Render Unto Caesar" ...

    IRS & Church Marriage vs. "Render Unto Caesar" - (click)




    Who has the courage to watch this message ... Are today's Christians able to hear and recieve a challenging and difficult, albeit "true", look at why Jesus Christ commanded "Render Unto Caesar" message ?


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  • Is Ebola affecting your travel? Take our poll (Poll to freep)

    10/17/2014 4:00:59 PM PDT · 6 of 26
    Patton@Bastogne to Red in Blue PA
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    Spouse and I have canceled flight plans for a Christmas Washington DC visit ...

    What she doesn't know is that I think we'll also be canceling a three-week european vacation next year.

    Next couple of paychecks giung into "Prepper-101" ...



    Since Obama has so skillfully introduced Ebola into the U.S, with Dallas, Cleveland and Atlanta on the "hot list" ..

    I personally think this might a/the "big one".

    After all, Obama wins the "National Martial Law" trifecta ONLY if 1,000 Americans die from Ebola.

    That seals the deal for me.



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  • Tattoo removal business booming as inked teens grow up

    10/17/2014 4:14:14 AM PDT · 34 of 48
    Patton@Bastogne to uglybiker
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    just ... DAMN ...


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  • Michelle Obama calls her husband’s voters ignorant and lazy

    10/17/2014 4:06:19 AM PDT · 25 of 33
    Patton@Bastogne to 2ndDivisionVet
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    "that's racist ..."


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  • Apocalypse Now: Preppers Are Gearing Up for Ebola

    10/17/2014 4:04:12 AM PDT · 10 of 120
    Patton@Bastogne to Black Agnes
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    well ... perhaps you're assuming that there are enough police and army national guard units to "lock everything down".

    there mathematically are not enough if 1/10 of New York City panics over Ebola.



    Obama knows this.

    Ebola is "Obama's Civil War II Gift to America" ... without the nuisance of a Fort Sumpter ...


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  • Seeing Ebola through Obama's eyes

    10/17/2014 3:18:32 AM PDT · 14 of 19
    Patton@Bastogne to Pollster1
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    the left's reaction to illegals working on home improvement projects, doing our yard work, and preparing food for us in restaurants after the first few Obola cases among illegals



    Brilliant !

    First time I've heard that "Einstein-quality" analysis linking Ebola and illegals, from that perspective.



    Liberal Americans are a peculiar lot.

    When people ask me what will it take to rescue America from its current insanity,

    I reply ...

    Well, when enough people have died ... or kiddies of liberal parents have contracted the entro-virus (polio) ...


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  • How a Racist Political Hashtag Spread Like the Ebola Virus ("Obola")

    10/17/2014 3:07:53 AM PDT · 24 of 55
    Patton@Bastogne to Islander7
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    Absolute genius ...


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  • houston lgbt mayor has every legal right to prosecute christian churches for political activity

    10/16/2014 7:41:47 PM PDT · 147 of 155
    Patton@Bastogne to morphing libertarian

    sorry ... post-113