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The Roberts Trap is Sprung

By:  Bill Dunne
One of the most overlooked aspects of the year just ended is the vindication of Chief Justice John Roberts -- a vindication that showed up as the national catastrophe known as ObamaCare got rolling.  Roberts may have also doomed Hillary Clinton's chance to live in the White House again... click here to read whole editorial


Congressman Poliquin Pushing to Have Maine Adopt “Mark of the Beast”-Style Track and Trace Real ID Control Grid


By:  David Deschesne

Fort Fairfield Journal, March 15, 2017


   On Friday, March 3 Congressman Bruce Poliquin (R-Maine) called upon the Maine State Legislature and Governor to act swiftly in making sure the State is in compliance with the federal REAL ID law so that Maine families and citizens are not adversely affected.

   Congressman Poliquin sent a letter to the leadership of the Maine State Legislature and the Governor outlining the appropriate steps the State should take on this matter, as indicated by the U.S. Department of Homeland “Security” (DHS).

   The so-called “REAL ID” law was written ostensibly to keep people safe, but the real intent is to build a command and control spy grid to be used against law-abiding inhabitants, making them economic slaves within a bureaucratic framework that is eerily similar to the Biblical “Mark of the Beast” as predicted in the book of Revelation.

  Congressman Poliquin's letter attempts to candy-coat  and sell the Mark of the Beast-inspired REAL ID by stating, “Maine-issued driver’s licenses are increasingly no longer acceptable forms of identification to access federal buildings and facilities. My office has received news that Maine businesses are suffering because their employees cannot access federal job sites.”

   Under the Mark of the Beast, and soon, the REAL ID, nobody will be able to buy or sell, open a bank account, or engage in any form business anywhere without having first submitted to a government mandated people tracking/controlling scheme.

The English translation of the Biblical Mark of the Beast that most people are familiar with says that the mark will be placed either on the right hand, or forehead (Rev. 13:16-17).  The popular interpretation of this passage is that it will be some form of implantable computer chip.  However, it may be much more subtle and less obtrusive than that.  

   Around 2000 years ago, when John penned what is now the Book of Revelation, there is no way he could have explained what he was seeing in a vision given to him from a time in the distant future. At that time, there was no understanding of electricity, data mining, computers, driver's licenses, banking account numbers, biometric photos, thumbprint scanners, etc.

   The word “mark” comes from the Greek word χἀραγμα - charagma - which means: a scratch, etching or stamp (as a badge of servitude);1 a stamp that was once used on deeds of sale and similar documents that contained the name and regnal year of the emperor.2

   In the Bible, the “Right Hand” is symbolic of power, strength and authority over one's self and his surroundings.


Exodus 15:6”Your right hand O Lord glorious in power, Your right hand, O Lord shatters the foe!”

Duet. 33:2”...Lightning flashing at them from His right.”


   ‘Right’ is from the Latin rectus - which means “ruled.” The adjectival semantic strands include: ‘straight,’ ‘upright,’ ‘righteous,’ and ‘legitimate.’3

   In Greek, ‘Right’ is dexios4 which is derived from dechomai - to receive, accept, take (willingly)5 - an exercise of individual power to receive/accept something or not. “His right hand man.” is an idiom describing one in whom authority is willfully delegated and can be trusted by the delegator.

   Jesus sits at the “right hand of the father”6 making Him God's Right Hand Man. Biblically, the ‘right hand’ symbolizes God's authority over His creation, and man's authority over himself (free will) to contract or not contract with others around him, also in whom he will place his faith and trust.

   It is quite probable that Right Hand in the socio-economic context of Rev. 13:16-17, was being used colloquially for a person's power and authority over himself to willingly use some form of mark (or government identifier) when engaging in trade or commerce with another - not necessarily symbolic of a part of the body with four fingers and a thumb.

   The Greek word for 'forehead' is μέτωπον - metophon.7 It is derived from the word meta, which means accompanying, participation, proximity, transfer or sequence8and the word ops, which means “face,” not forehead.

    Today, the digital biometric photos on driver's licenses are set up to allow face mapping of each individual's face. The federal government is attempting to mandate such face mapping biometrics on threat of withholding funds for highway maintenance and even admittance to federal buildings for business purposes.

   Congressman Poliquin has drunk the Kool-Aid and is falling in line, imploring Maine - one of the five states in the Union that continue to refuse to implement the Mark of the Beast style ID system - to also fall in line and force its inhabitants to yoke themselves to the slave grid the rest of the states have already signed their inhabitants onto under the phony premise of “safety” and “security.”

   This is not to say that the biometric face scanned photo is the mark on the forehead. Rather, it’s prudent to note that it is what John could have seen in his vision that describes such a “mark” on the face in general.



1. Strongs #5480

2. Light From the Ancient East, Adolf Deissmann, ©1995 Hendrickson Publishers, Inc., p. 341

3. Oxford Dictionary of Word Histories, ©2002 Oxford University Press, 436

4. Strong’s #1188

5. Strong’s #1209

6. Luke 22:69

7. Strong’s #3359

8. Strong’s #3326




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