What's Your Plan?
Coach's Weekly Word
November 14, 2019
What's Your Plan?
by Coach Dave Daubenmire
Before I get too far down the road, permit me to admit something that may ruin my credibility with everyone who is reading this.
I am an unabashed Cleveland Browns fan.Â Anyone who follows the NFL knows how frustrating rooting for the Browns has been over the past decade.Â But this was supposed to be the year that the Browns turned the corner.Â A new coach, sensational brash QB and a strong roster have raised the hope of Dawg Pound fans all across the nation.
But this season has been very frustrating because of the Browns inability to put points on the board once they enter the Red Zone.Â Being ineffective at punching the ball into the end zone has led directly to at least three of their six losses.
Last week, a game against Buffalo which the Browns won, the height of futility was on display when the browns failed to score from the 2 yard line even though they ran NINE plays.Â Thatâ€™s right.Â Because of a penalty on Buffalo for interference in the end zone the Browns ran NINE plays inside the 2 yard line and still did not score.
It appeared to the TV commentators and everyone else who was watching that that the Browns had no plan on how to attack the Billsâ€™ defense.Â How can you possibly succeed without a plan?Â I remain a Brownsâ€™ fan but some serious planning must be down to remedy this obvious flaw.
So, along the same lines, as a fan of the United States of America I continue to ask the same question regarding the political situation that we find ourselves in.Â Does anyone on our team have a plan?Â Is anyone willing to put together a games plan that gives us a chance to score?
Are we simply to count on Bill Barr and the Republican Party to get the ball into the end zone?Â Do we have any understanding of how our opponents on the God-hating team have been so successful in running their plays?Â Do we really think that voting for conservative Republicans who nominate conservative judges is really going to do the trick?Â Is there REALLY that much difference between â€œmoderate Democratsâ€ and the RINOS?
Take a quick look at theÂ US Constitution.Â Instead of focusing simply on the Bill of Rights, take a few minutes and read it ALL and ask yourself how the simplicity of the words could become so misconstrued today.Â Only lawyers could make a mess of so simple of a document.
Do you really think we can trust our government to follow the restrictions, procedures, and LIMITATIONS listed within?Â Can we actually trust â€œgovernmentâ€ to police itself?
So, what is the plan?Â If we canâ€™t trust those who have sworn to uphold the law to do their duty and uphold the laws what chance do we ever have of maintaining our liberties?Â Â How will we ever pass those liberties to â€œour posterityâ€ which the Constitution was written to â€œsecure the blessings of libertyâ€ to?Â Despite the lie you have been told The Constitution is not â€œliving and breathing.â€
Look, I am just a small fry with an opinion.Â Although I have the honor of writing and posting regular commentaries that appear at multiple places on the internet, and even though I host aÂ regular daily podcast, my ability to influence America is very small.Â I am faithful to the call, and vigilant in my duty to speak the Truth, but my small footprint is but a fly on an elephantâ€™s patootie.
But my reading of history shows me that this is not the first time that we have been in a mess like this.Â President George Washington warned us that â€œGovernment is like fire, a dangerous servant and a fearful master.â€Â Â A government that is no longer restrained by the rule of law is not government at all.Â It is, to quote Washington, â€œa fearful master.â€
The United States Constitution is gasping for breath.Â We are rapidly slinking into banana republic status.Â As my friend Doug Hagmann often says, we have a LEGAL system but not a JUSTICE system.Â Government OF, BY, and FOR the people is nothing more than a hackneyed slogan if God fearing, liberty loving, Americans sit on their fiddles as all of Rome burns.
So, what is the plan?Â To whom can we look to re-establish justice?Â Can the same hired hands that got us into this mess be trusted to get us out of it?Â With few exceptions, nearly every government on the face of the earth eventually fell because of corruption of the leaders.
Pelosi, Nadler, Schiff, Kagan, Ginsburg, Biden, Clintons, and the Obamas are the real modern day criminals.Â A public coup is taking place right before the eyes of the American people as the principles of the US Constitution are trampled underfoot.Â The borders are sieves, illegals are voting, while sucking our coffers dry, as REAL Americans struggle to make ends meet.
The courts are corrupt.Â Public education is socialist indoctrination.Â The media is laced with liars.Â Money rules in the halls of Congress.Â The government military complex is a money laundering operation.Â Pastors preach pabulum.Â The Pope is a commie.Â Secrecy in government affairs is repugnant. Truth has fallen in the streets. How can we possibly recover?
Take your eyes off of the government for a minute.Â Do YOU have a plan?Â Do you have a network of people with whom you can hunker down if things turn dark?Â Do you expect the government to come flying in and rescue you or are you making plans with friends and neighbors to coalesce around a community plan?Â Are you and your family ready for the trouble that is coming?
What are you waiting for?Â No, WHO are you waiting for?Â Do you have your lamps trimmed? Are you helping others to do likewise?Â What if you are the one that others are looking towards?Â Failure to plan is planning for failure.Â NOW is the time to prepare.
So, what is YOUR plan?