The Quick Scan By Mike Ramey



      Let’s do some full disclosure right up front.  I am NOT a supporter of Vice President Kamala Harris.  I’m NOT of the same political party.  I’m NOT fond of many of her policies.  Having said all that, let me say this: I am fond of history.  Much of what is being said about VP Harris today is what the power hungry and jealous have said about other Vice Presidents over the course of history—only to have them do a LOT better than advertised when history came a’calling.

      And, since God controls history, He is the one who makes decisions without our input.

      Remember a Democrat by the name of Harry S. Truman?  Served as Vice President under four-term President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Members of his OWN party put him into the mix as an afterthought.  Truman was kept in the dark so much by Roosevelt that his nickname should have been ‘mushroom’.  Truman was viewed as a complete waste of time by Roosevelt.  However, history came a’calling.  Roosevelt died and Vice President Truman became President.  God built the ‘mushroom’ into a man.  God used Truman to end WWII and to support the birth of the infant nation of Israel in March 1948. He was in the right place, at the right time, as ordained by God.

      Remember a Republican Congressman by the name of Gerald Ford?  He became Vice President to Richard Nixon. Nixon resigned because of the Watergate scandal, and Ford became President.  Ford did a lot to keep America going during dark times—including giving Nixon a full pardon for his crimes while in office. Sure, a lot of people didn’t like Ford, nor his administration…but when America was on the line, God put Ford into the right place, at the right time.

      God puts up one and sets down another.  God put Kamala Harris in place—for good or for ill—because HIS plan is the one that matters.  To tell you the truth, I am a little shocked at the catcalls coming from other white liberal Democrat women—including Hillary Clinton—who want Harris out at VP.  Now, many of those who don’t want Harris on the job are of the lighter hue—but there are some Black Democrats who don’t want her on the job either.  Further, there are those who don’t like the fact that VP Harris has a white husband and bi-racial kid(s). 

      You can judge the potential effectiveness of a person by the enemies that they accumulate.     It seems that VP Harris has picked up quite a few enemies, especially those who are power hungry.  She has made a few missteps in the second chair of the Executive branch, this is true.  However, I’m not in favor of Harris being ‘bullied’ out of office.  The critics need to shut up and let her do the job she has been elected to do.  Let God—and history—be her ultimate judge.

      Mike Ramey is a Retired Minister, KJV Bible Teacher, syndicated columnist and Bible Prophecy Specialist who lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.  “The Quick Scan” is one of a variety of his columns appearing and abounding in print and cyberspace, written from a biblical, business, and common-sense perspective since 1996.  To drop him a line—or a whine—the address is still the same:  ©2023 Barnstorm Communications International.

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Rev. M. G. “Mike” Ramey (Retired) served as the Certified Modern Street Gangs Specialist & Media Consultant of “The Gang Line”. He had been interviewed in the U. S. and abroad on radio, television, and Internet about the dangers of Modern Street Gangs since 2007. His writings on Modern Street Gangs abound in print and online. Previously, he served as an award-winning broadcast journalist, producer, and TV/Radio talk show host. He has also served as a staff writer, section editor, and syndicated columnist. Ramey has won—or helped to win—some two dozen journalism awards and citations. He also holds a Police Citation for Citizen Bravery from the Indianapolis Police Department (1986). Ramey is also married, an Ordained Minister (Retired) and a KJV Bible Teacher.

Ramey is a Certified Modern Street Gangs Specialist with Certifications in Law Enforcement (2006), Non-Law Enforcement (2010), and Gangs & Cults Ministry (2017). He also has endorsements in K-12 Gang Issues and Transnational Gangs. He also carries Specialist Ratings in Cult/Occult Crime, and Transnational Human Trafficking. Ramey has also served with several International anti-gang ministries, including of Washington state (2004-2009), Thug Exposed Ministries of California (2010 to 2015) and Bishop Outreach Ministries of Florida (2010 to 2015).

In 2011 “The Gang Line” offered training and certification coursework for those interested in becoming certified Modern Street Gang Specialists: Training approaches the anti-gang ministry field through the combined use of spiritual (biblical principles/discipleship) and criminal (gang members and gang crime). From 2015-2017, Ramey served as an Advisory Board Member for the School of Criminal Justice at Harrison College, Indianapolis, Indiana, with a specialty of Organized Crime & Gangs. From 2017-2019, Ramey served as a Bible Teacher to at-risk detained juvenile offenders at the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center with his own Bible-based Curriculum centering upon Biblical Life Skills taught from the Book of Proverbs.

Rev. Ramey’s skill set includes having been a veteran substitute teacher (Secondary Education), a college instructor for two Bible colleges in the Indianapolis, Indiana area, a Probation Officer (Intensive/High Risk & School-Based) with the Marion County Juvenile Court, and a peer grant reviewer of anti-gang grant programs with the U.S. Department of Justice (2010). He also created, designed, and taught the course “Modern Street Gangs: Developing Urban Ministry Strategies—UM-190” at Crossroads Bible College, Indianapolis, Indiana (2009 & 2010). In 2013, Ramey served as a post-production Consultant for Chick Publications’ national anti-gang comic: “Black Angel”. It was translated into Spanish in 2014.

Ramey has written extensively on the topic of Modern Street Gangs with two Internet columns: “The Gang Line” and “The Gang Line Blogger” which abound in cyberspace. In a post-pandemic society, the motto of The Gang Line still rings true: “Spiritual Solutions for Spiritual Problems!”

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