The Swamp Rangers Mission

Dr. Lively and co-host Pastor Richard May discuss the origin and development of the Swamp Rangers concept in their final episode of the Breaking News Bible Study program before renaming the show Swamp Rangers.

Time for a Patriot Uprising — And Tough Love

November 29, 2020

If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”

Winston Churchill offered this stark warning to the British people in 1939 as Nazi Germany was annexing ever greater portions of Europe in violation of its prior assurances to the “Great Appeaser,” Neville Chamberlain, whom Churchill would soon replace as Prime Minister.

Those timeless words of wisdom strike an especially poignant chord with American patriots today as we watch the feckless Republican establishment abandon our own Churchillian champion, President Donald Trump in the greatest political battle since our founding.

We citizen patriots stand today at the third of the four stages: fighting against all the odds with only a precarious chance of survival. The outcome will be liberty or slavery and it will be decided within days or weeks, not months or years.

To quote another warrior (a reprobate on the Marxist side, on an issue the elites also won by cheating) the next two satirical paragraphs of “This essay is an outré, madness, a tragic, cruel fantasy, an eruption of inner rage…” .

BEGIN SATIRE. I have never been this angry. In the fury of my flesh, I want to storm the New York Times building and burn it to the ground (and CNN, WaPo, MSNBC, etc). I want Nuremberg trials and a row of gallows in Times Square with Cuomo, DeBlasio and all the traitors hanging from ropes – and identical scenes in Washington DC, Hollywood, Philadelphia, Detroit and every other satanic principality. I want the tech giants shot by a firing squad of every conservative they censored. I want every lesser conspirator in the four-year running coup of the Marxist traitors publicly tried and jailed, and every lying “journalist” horse-whipped in the public square. I want every Antifa radical given knives and clubs and put on an island together to reap the bloody consequences of anarchy at each others’ hands. I want every Black Lives Matter arsonist and looter to pay quadruple reparations to the victims of their rampages.

I want Hillary, Obama, Paul Ryan, the Lincoln Project traitors, Mueller, Comey, Pelosi, Schiff, Schumer, Soros and all the top scoundrels frozen in carbonite and displayed on the Washington Mall for the duration of the American Republic, may she long endure. END SATIRE.

BUT, I am a Christian pastor. I don’t have the right to indulge my flesh or to urge others to do so. My Savior requires me to love my enemies and so I can’t justify the vigilantism my imagination wants to run wild with. Be angry, but sin not, says Ephesians 4:26.

Yet, what I can do – within the bounds of law, ethics and my faith – I WILL do. I will invest all of my skills, experience and resources to defend this unique-in-all-of-history One Nation Under God, our blood-bought Constitution that rests ultimately upon His Bible, and the true Rule of Law as it was understood by every generation of Americans prior to the Marxist take-over of our culture and institutions in the 20th Century.

I have created a new ministry under the umbrella of my non-registered, non-501(c)(3) First Century Bible Church – an openly and overtly cultural and political ministry called Swamp Rangers. As of this week I have changed the name of my multi-media educational livestream and radio broadcast to Swamp Rangers, and I will use it, and my contacts in the remnant church all across America to build a network of patriots dedicated to Draining the Swamp and going after every rat, weasel, skunk, snake, lizard, parasite and RINO that dwells therein. We will promote and model “campy but cunning constitutionalism” – keeping our sense of humor and enjoying the fun of satire and parody with a pest-control theme and a 1950’s comic book motif as we do the serious work of exposing and deposing leftist gatekeepers wherever they may be. I’ve set January 1, 2021 as our launch date, but I’m recruiting Swamp Rangers now to help with the pre-launch process. Inquire by email (

There should be recall and impeachment campaigns started against every tin-pot tyrant in this nation – even those assumed to be untouchable – because that’s how you build an army. I got my start as a Christian activist during the Reagan Revolution in the 1980s, running ballot measure campaigns and organizing patriots. It takes lots of money and hard work, but it’s the most powerful form of asymmetrical warfare for battling the elites. There hasn’t been such a network since Pat Robertson’s Christian Coalition (which he modeled on the Oregon group of which I was communications director and fundraiser).

But that is longer-range planning. We must also rise up NOW while there is still a chance to win against all odds. President Trump has announced a Stop the Steal rally at the State House in Atlanta, Georgia for December 5th. I’m going to be there and I’m urging everyone else to be there also. We should gather in such numbers that the ground itself sinks under our weight and be so loud that our roar of righteous anger is heard around the world.

And most importantly we must pray fervently for America – and, like David in the psalms, against the wicked whose rule we even now are groaning beneath. Prayers of tough love!