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Robert D.Ashford

Robert D.Ashford was a Marine during the cold war and is now retired, after 50 years of construction management. He is a keen genealogist and loves humor. He watches the political horizons and likes to write commentary on what's next. Contact Robert through NewsBlaze.

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The Past and the Future
George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four illustrates the secret of power. Control thinking about the past and who controls the present controls the future.
08:23 Aug 8, 2015 PST
The Purpose of Freedom
Prejudice is a disease of the heart and mind, trumping the purpose of freedom, creating monsters not people. We see overpowering disrespect for law and order.
17:49 Apr 29, 2015 PST
Is Our Society Losing The Ability to Administer Self Discipline?
Discipline is not just to say yes sir or no sir but to be in control of every aspect of your life to become the best person you can become.
05:04 Jan 31, 2015 PST
Time is Precious, Like Gold
What we do with a day is our challenge. What we don't do with a day is also our challenge. Time is always constant and we seem to be the purpose for time.
04:50 Jan 19, 2015 PST
A Test for our Resolve: Will Greed Overcome Reason?
Socrates was bold in his own defense by telling the Athens political leaders that truth is the first step toward wisdom, the discovery of our own ignorance.
06:05 Jan 16, 2015 PST
Four Powerful Traits Distorting Purpose of Life
These four traits dominate our society and leave us far from where we should stand... The way we think act and live shows how far we are off the true path of life.
16:32 Dec 30, 2014 PST
God as Master of Cosmos and Religion
The earth, our world was not created in 6 days of man's time. If anyone can figure who's or what time measurement was used to create this planet by our creator it would certainly shed light on our understanding of time.
14:56 Dec 21, 2014 PST
Living a Life With a Purpose
The treasures of life are not the riches and wealth of the world. When we know our purpose we find the way to happiness and the meaning to life.
13:59 Dec 10, 2014 PST
Peace Begins With Oneself
Today on this earth war rages and acts of violence are repeated over and over again throughout the cities and neighborhoods of the world.
21:45 Dec 5, 2014 PST
Benevolence Captivates Human Heart Better Than Force
Many of the basic beliefs in the bible are not used for schooling. The idea that common sense is part of religion is viewed as false thinking.
03:54 Nov 24, 2014 PST
Could This Be The Plan to Divide and Conquer?
The first step is as old as time and sets out to silicify the weak and unfortunate people and addict them to governments hand outs (the dole) to gain power over them and to enslave them to a system of continual dependency.
05:26 Oct 28, 2014 PST
Recorded History Documented In Different Ways
Robert D. Ashford tells an old story about a documented event that happened a long time ago. The document, a drawing, carries a message, even today.
16:20 Oct 21, 2014 PST
Political Correctness Dominating American Lives
It is our social need for political correctness, which dominates our lives and tells us what is right and what is wrong.
16:40 Oct 11, 2014 PST
Is US Afraid of Free Enterprise System?
They are afraid of the Free Enterprise system used and refined in this wonderful Nation. Free enterprise works because it is done by regular folks who want to be successful and happy.
13:45 Sep 26, 2014 PST
God Gives Man Freewill to Choose Good Over Evil
The idea that God created some men to be good and others to be evil is a false concept. This would then be predestination simply meaning, by nature there would be nothing praise worthy in virtue (doing good) and evil (bad)
15:43 Sep 22, 2014 PST
Americans Starting to Forget The Fundametals of Liberty
If we don't respect our freedoms if we don't live with respect of others and the rules of stability of guide a civil people then we have and will continue to degrade our nation's integrity into a state of shame.
10:03 Sep 18, 2014 PST
Government's Indifference to Agency
They believe it is not geared with God as the source of correct principles. So they promote abortion, same sex marriage, homosexuality, and limits the rights of freedom with a heavy hand.
19:26 Sep 4, 2014 PST
Good Decisions Make a Free Society
I have listened to people say in our free society, whatever they do with their lives, if it's bad it hurts only them, so why should people care what they do. This basic fact exists, no one can do anything good or bad that doesn't affect others
13:47 Aug 27, 2014 PST
Mercy vs. Justice
If there was no law then their must not be agency for man to choose. We would either be worse than animals or we would live in a world of fear because without agency we would live by a tyrant's rule.
08:27 Aug 22, 2014 PST
God's Laws Govern Our Universe
Everything in this universe functions under law and remains secure until its time expires and like man it moves elsewhere. Most laws in any government or in a kingdom are based upon the laws set forth with and under Gods laws.
13:24 Aug 15, 2014 PST
Work Hard Or Work Smart?
When we realize some are more intelligent than others and are born into better conditions is when we override the standards of Freedom and declare socialism is the answer to survival.
10:21 Aug 5, 2014 PST
Why Democrats Despise Mormons
The Mormons believe the Family is the basic unit of any society. A family is defined as a man and a woman in holy matrimony bringing children into the world and raising them to be God fearing and civil loving people.
10:18 Jul 21, 2014 PST
Are You Ready for The Latter Days?
Why do we call them immigrants they are illegal aliens. The word immigrant is one who intends to be here for a short time and returns home again.
12:52 Jul 11, 2014 PST
How to Be Worthy of Life Eternal
Man's challenge on the pathway of life, is to overcome its obstacles and endure its sometimes painful, demanding, and often, austere conditions and endure.
17:04 Jun 29, 2014 PST
Looking for The Good in Life, Not The Bad
Life plays with our minds. When we go through tough times it seems the worst experience we have or will ever endure.
18:48 Jun 17, 2014 PST
In Honor of a Good Friend, 'Jordan'
Robert D. Ashford writes a few words about a good friend whose life has ended, but remains in the memories of his family and friends.
15:25 Jun 10, 2014 PST
Government Disgraces Right and Embraces Wrong
This question I hope makes one think; what honor do the people have, that allows their leaders to lead in a manner that allows them to bring disgrace upon this nation?
07:43 Jun 6, 2014 PST
10 Traits to Develop as Servant of Christ
I have a different view point about what kind of man We ought to be. I mean everything I write or I wouldn't write it. I love life and am grateful for the blessing God has given me but I can improve and I know every man can also improve.
11:48 May 19, 2014 PST
Enemies of 'Freedom' Threaten American Societies
Schools are afraid to tell the government NO to certain curricula pushed by politicians or the Department of Education, because government holds the money.
20:40 May 13, 2014 PST
The Right to Speak Freely
When Robert D. Ashford last read the Constitution, it guaranteed freedom of speech,and he went to read his copy again before writing this article.
10:01 May 1, 2014 PST
Religion Needs to Be Simple and Less Confusing
We are born and then what? We seem to have lost our purpose for life and why we are here on this planet called earth. We are not here to develop easy ways to get drunk, or to enjoy drugs so we can escape our trials and tribulations.
17:57 Apr 27, 2014 PST
The Hard Consequences for Breaking God's Laws
If we condone their actions retribution will come from on high, of which it has already begun, we (every soul) good or bad will pay the price to some degree. It will come by storms, winds, rains, hail, snow, earth quakes, famine, and fire but it w
13:24 Apr 20, 2014 PST
Is The Bible Authentic in Every Detail?
The Bible is a Book that tells of the dealings of God with his children on earth. Not every story of his dealing is contained in the Bible and much was with held for various reasons.
11:33 Apr 16, 2014 PST
Have Religions Failed Man?
I have come to the realization that no government can or will be able to give man (people) the necessary information to help them be satisfied with life.
05:29 Apr 10, 2014 PST
The Missing Books of the Bible
The Book of Enoch was written by the Prophet Enoch and contains much of his life and of the events of early religious history even of Adams journeys..
08:34 Mar 30, 2014 PST
What Makes a Man 'Tick'
Little children are too precious to be raised in a home full of anger, pain, and fighting or by a single parent. We will make mistakes in life and do dumb things that hinder our growth. When we know we are wrong be smart enough to admit it and c
05:12 Mar 13, 2014 PST
Are Christian Religions Failing Americans?
John F. Kennedy told America, 'Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country.' In reality he was saying a nation that requires no sacrifice from its people is a nation doomed for eventual failure.
11:12 Mar 8, 2014 PST
A Trust Fund Or a Scam
The government called it a trust Fund. Our Elected Legislators saw this bundle of money in the peoples system and the temptation was too great, and they allowed this money be used to support their causes.
15:13 Mar 2, 2014 PST
Are Americans Turning a Deaf Ear on The Gift of Freedom?
If we the people live not to embrace truth but swallow lies then we deserve what we seek. If we the people love truth and embrace it then we will enjoy the harvest, that truth and freedom bestows upon those who believe and trust worty
04:17 Feb 28, 2014 PST
Even Albert Einstein Knew There is a God
A theory is defined as a plausible or acceptable explanation, a judgment or opinion about any given subject, meaning it is not absolute truth.
11:49 Feb 12, 2014 PST
Abortion and the Early Church of Christ
These quotes from early Christian Fathers indicate we are spiritual children of God. If they are correct, we humans are the children (angels) of God, made of flesh and bone...
06:41 Jan 24, 2014 PST
The Price For Freedom: Pay The Price Or Suffer Bondage
How can we re-generate the love of God and country, if we have lost sight of why we are free? Only in a free society can Christianity flourish and grow. People flock to this nation not just to make money but to receive, or gain freedom
11:57 Jan 20, 2014 PST
Real Heroes Do Exist
Who is in God's Hall of Fame? It is unfortunate that Television polarization of heroes and villains and makes it clear even to the youngest of fans how to be good heroes or bad ones....
11:52 Jan 14, 2014 PST
In God We Trust
Men must be free individually or collectively to make their own choices, no matter how bad, because this is the law of Liberty.
09:50 Jan 8, 2014 PST
Is US Government Trying to Replace God?
The laws of God are irrevocable and we cannot nor will we receive his blessings when we break his commandments and ignore His will.
06:14 Oct 20, 2013 PST
Old Thoughts and Quotes of Yester Year
There is no outward sign of true courtesy that does not rest upon a moral foundationů---Norman Vincent Peale
17:31 Oct 14, 2013 PST
America's Freedoms Fading Into Dusty Trails
Political correctness is dominating in our society and freedom of speech is under attack. People are being condemned for a remark made years before there was political correctness.
18:34 Oct 7, 2013 PST
How to Know a Liberal Or Progressive Democrat
In our society we have lost the vision of the farmer's simple equation 'if it looks like a duck, it if walks like a duck, if it quacks like a duck, it must be a duck.' If it looks like a liberal, walks like a liberal, if it talks like a liberal
18:13 Sep 19, 2013 PST
What Price Must We Pay to Remain a Free People?
Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the American Government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian.
16:58 Sep 11, 2013 PST
The Truth Always Prevails
Today in this world, truth is needed more than it has ever been given or displayed by any or all who claim to have and know of truth.
20:21 Aug 27, 2013 PST
True to The Purpose of The Constitution
Political indulgence of spending, taxing, re-spending and re-taxing must come to an abrupt end. The problem is that the American people have forgotten an important fact.
05:16 Jul 30, 2013 PST
Is Common Sense Lost Or Is It Just Uncommon
Is it lost or is it seldom used anymore? To answer this it would be smart (or use common sense) to define what common sense really is, to Americans and how could it be lost or if not lost, why it isn't used more frequently?
07:37 Jul 15, 2013 PST
A Hole in the Dam of Justice
I don't care if a member of the Supreme Court has a child who is homosexual. I do care when they vote in favor of their Childs social and sexual desires.
08:58 Jul 11, 2013 PST
The Scales of Justice
The scales of justice do not measure the weight of success. They measure the goodness of a man compared to the bad one might do while sojourning on earth.
10:07 Jul 1, 2013 PST
An Axiom of American Education
Maybe we should take time to see what is happening now, before our last 30 years.
09:48 Jun 27, 2013 PST
US Must Return to Government of The People By The People and for The People
The political leaders of this nation see no other way to control people other than restricting rights and privileges by increasing regulations which reduce freedoms.
12:58 Jun 25, 2013 PST
Political Tempestuous Tornado About to Sweep Across America
Much like the Clinton administration that was riddled with scandals and topped off with sexual escapades, this administration is leaking information like a rusted water pipe before it bursts.
13:21 Jun 13, 2013 PST
Rights of Government Override God's Nature
The law of two ways was not what these Emperors governed with and it was reduced to the plan of one way. That plan of one way was the rule and agency was cast into oblivion.
06:51 Jun 6, 2013 PST
God Gives to Man The Plan of Salvation
Common sense tells us if there is a plan of good for man there must be a plan of evil. This is the law that governs men (people) on earth. The law of two ways.
11:21 Jun 4, 2013 PST
Are Men Born With Dispositions To Do Good Or Evil?
His second question was a very deep and thought provoking one. 'Are men born with a disposition to good or do evil?'
12:13 May 30, 2013 PST
Stay Away From Addictive Vices This Summer and Chill!
In 2012 it is estimated that deaths related to alcohol accounted for 47,000 people who died in accidents, abuse, or illnesses that are attributed to alcohol use.
10:23 May 26, 2013 PST
Pornography a Menace to America
This terrible addiction can even lead young people (early teens) into a life of immoral conduct and ruin. The addiction is both physical and mental and wears upon those who become subject to its will.
12:04 May 9, 2013 PST
Are You Traveling Down a Dead End Street?
Our society has lost the meaning of life and the basic purpose of our journey on this planet called earth. What is the purpose of life and why are we here? These questions have been asked by almost every generation of man since the beginning of time
12:47 May 6, 2013 PST
Unlocking The Meaning of a Dream
We live, dream, work, hope and struggle with life's events and that old adage, to ('ride your dreams where ere they flow') is always in our subconscious mind. The longer we live the shorter our dreams become.
12:21 Apr 4, 2013 PST
Racist Remarks on Easter
This President started with Reverend Wright and declared he was not a racist. Now this past Easter Sunday his new minister Rev Louis Leon has declared white Protestants are prejudiced
17:52 Apr 2, 2013 PST
Faith Can Move Mountains
These stories are an example of how faith functions. The question should be what is faith and how does it function?
18:32 Apr 1, 2013 PST
Morality or Immorality that is the Question
True love brings a marriage into the realms of true happiness that sexual happiness is sustained not with lust but with honest love and appreciation for life.
21:14 Mar 29, 2013 PST
Remembering Jesus on Easter Sunday
The story of the Last hours of Jesus Christ on this Easter Sunday.
23:17 Mar 28, 2013 PST
Turn Your Guns Into Swords, Gentlemen
Freedoms are lost by not paying attention to what you lose when the law believes people are misusing their freedoms. A war has been declared upon gun owners of the United States.
06:36 Mar 25, 2013 PST
What is Going on in America?
Complete total ban or complete total conformity to the law or else.
07:34 Mar 15, 2013 PST
Family is The Most Loving Security on Earth
The glue of life is the family it holds us together when everything else seems to be falling apart. It is much like faith and if we believe it can be.
04:44 Mar 11, 2013 PST
Is American Family Slowly Disappearing as Basic Unit of Society?
Children are ignored by parents, and go to schools without nourishing food in their homes because the woman in the house is at work and there is no one home to nuture this family, which is often a single minded unit...
06:16 Mar 7, 2013 PST
One Nation Under Civility: Blaming Objects For Our Failings
Robert D. Ashford says laws are of no use unless they are obeyed. He says God laid down the laws but few listen. Thou shalt not Kill. Remember that one?
14:51 Jan 30, 2013 PST
Senior Citizens Always Value the Great American Spirit
Time has marched along and has never looked back on itself because time cannot be sorry. Time has never broken the law, nor has it ever killed anyone. But time is always present where ever a disaster has or will happen.
08:48 Jan 8, 2013 PST
Perplexing Questions to Ask Yourself
Those who teach and transplant into the minds of others the idea of social change, anti religious ideas and reasoning that there is no deity are not teachers but are professors of their own failures in life.
09:07 Dec 31, 2012 PST
The Insuperable Obstacle
We have too many who have lived off the breast of the Lady Liberty and she has dried up. They have sucked the life out of her ability to feed the poor and needy and she now needs help from on high.
13:21 Dec 12, 2012 PST
Christmas Past and Holidays Present
Christmas as it once was in this country was not the financial holiday it has developed into of late. Maybe it's my age now that leads me to these reflections and stirs my emotions that causes this article...
09:16 Dec 11, 2012 PST
We are Taking a Trip to Suicide Cliff
This is not a vacation trip but a serious trip into what could be the cemetery of this great nation.
08:59 Dec 4, 2012 PST
On The Edge of a Financial Cliff
If we learn we just might make a wonderful nation if we don't drive over the financial cliff in a hybrid.
20:35 Nov 27, 2012 PST
A Merry Christmas for Mom
I was excited for Christmas morning but not just what was in my packages but if mom would enjoy her gift. She was always so gracious in her acceptance of self made gifts from her children.
19:32 Nov 26, 2012 PST
Science and Religion
This planet has existed longer than 7ooo years and that is a fact so why don't we realize we may not be the only children of God.
14:41 Nov 25, 2012 PST
The Walls Came Tumbling Down
This Nation will not escape from our actions and negligence of correct conduct, beliefs, and wrong actions. Our day is coming just as other Nations who slipped into a state of stupidity of conduct and immorality have endured their fall from grace.
15:42 Nov 22, 2012 PST
Who Won? Nobody Won. We The People Lost!
How long will the political honeymoon last? Sometime between 2013 and 2015, and the broken bridge he sold the people will fail for this braggadocios cigarette smoking hustler.
12:10 Nov 16, 2012 PST
US a Crippled Nation?
Lost in this day and age is the will of the people. So powerful was this will of the people, in its early history, that it forged a nation of men and women who would never accept anything less than freedom for all men.
11:10 Nov 10, 2012 PST
A Chance to Win Passed in The Night
As time passes, it will become as clear as the sun in the morning sky, how their stupidity garnished the platter of the feast prepared for them by a destroying angel
18:46 Nov 7, 2012 PST
At Odds With The President
This president believes in socialism and this requires force not love, patience, and education. Hitler used small amounts of force in the begining but then what happened?
10:35 Nov 2, 2012 PST
Are Doomsday Predictions True?
If the end comes in our day and age and we have done all we can to live and be good honest loving people, what do we have to fear?
08:03 Nov 1, 2012 PST
Is Obama An Inexperienced Man to Lead United States?
We have a weak and inexperienced man at the helm guiding this nation and it is time he is fired. If the eyes of America are not open to the character of Obama then God forgive us for ever electing him.
10:01 Oct 25, 2012 PST
Is Joe Biden True to America?
Biden's rude behavior certainly showed the nature of this President's term in office. Not my fault it is always someone else.
13:03 Oct 12, 2012 PST
Freedom Slowly Crumbles in America
I see but one path to follow to search for this answer. We can look where the light of freedom became dimmed, confused, and lost...
04:50 Oct 10, 2012 PST
The Day After or a Year After: Hard times Coming
Today our economy is poor and people are not as resilient as those who lived and endured the 1930's. If this generation has to endure what happened in the nineteen thirty's, many could not get through that kind of a hard life.
05:00 Oct 4, 2012 PST
20 Tips For Financial, Personal and Family Stability
Twenty ideas for life and happiness. Live within your budget and be happy with what you have for now. Remember, All good things come to those who can wait.
17:43 Sep 28, 2012 PST
Hire or Fire the Man
The present president is always smiling like a cat that just ate the bird. He is charming and convincing to many people. He sounds intelligent and very knowledgeable but does that make him a good president?
09:14 Sep 25, 2012 PST
Liberal or Conservative?
If you want to be wealthy, popular or any of the character signs maybe you need to rethink the desires and change your course. It is difficult to stay who you really are and make it in the world of money and popularity.
04:52 Sep 20, 2012 PST
Mr President, I Have A Few Questions
You promised no more secrets. No more behind the door deals. No more bills would be signed without being on cspan 5 days for the people to see them or you wouldn't sign any bills.
08:46 Sep 14, 2012 PST
Real Truths About Mormons Unveiled
Let's talk about Mormons and find out what people fear. These are some of the questions and misinformation being distributed by some who don't understand this religion.
05:02 Aug 30, 2012 PST
Your Choice: Integrity or Tyranny?
The Supreme Court, acting with complete disrespect of the Constitution and the integrity of the office, voted in favor of legislation damning to the guaranteed freedoms.
07:31 Aug 3, 2012 PST
Is Obama Administration Acting Like God?
Many people in this nation have developed the idea that government is greater than God and we want it the government to take care of us, the weak, the lonely, and the afraid of life and of death citizens...
09:14 Jul 31, 2012 PST
Is America Setting on The Threshold of Complete Destruction?
Remember there are four powers or branches of this government, the executive, legislative, judicial, and the people. I know we hear and understand it to be the three branches of government but remember we are the government.
06:48 Jul 23, 2012 PST
Why Most Men Choose Easy Path Paved With Fool's Gold?
Those who sell for a living know what they are saying and practice their crafty art with success, and speak very little about the truth, if known, would boggle the human mine.
13:50 Jul 13, 2012 PST
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