To Hell with not preaching

I know that last Sunday Sermon back in August (on the anniversary of the A-Bomb attack on Hiroshima) was supposed to be my last publication as a Blogger. Then this part of the Blog opened up again. Then there was Halloween. Obviously that Sunday Sermon was not to be my last blog publication.

Today I discovered a miracle that has been done in my life and I have to share it and I can’t really do that on Facebook. Too many peeps up in my binniss. Since the engagement LMT has been keeping everyone well aware of my every activity via her mobile phone. The NSA can’t figure out of I am a Pro Wrestling Promoter or a Sumo Wrestler in training who is constantly in a restaurant consuming food, sometimes while wearing a Sombrero.

Here I am still free to be Mad Brad, at least for a little while.

For reasons I do not care to disclose I had to seek the counsel of an Attorney today. It was in regards to a criminal matter. It involved crimes that I have committed and potentially have yet to commit based on how things worked out.

I found out for certain that the criminal conviction for the offense that had the most impact on my life and prevented me from re-enlisting in the military after 911 does not have any record of having ever existed. If for any reason I were to tell the Court that I am a convicted felon, they would not be able to find any evidence of that and should they require it, would hold me in contempt for not producing such evidence. In other words, since 1991 I have been living my life as a convicted felon and as of right now no evidence of that felony conviction exists within any Court records.

Can you even imagine what it would be like to have a new life?

God offers the very same miracle through his Son, Jesus Christ.

All you have to do is ask and you will receive forgiveness. It will be as if your transgressions against the Law never existed. It’s a truly amazing thing. You get a new life and it will be better than anything you ever imagined for yourself. He’s got much greater things in mind for your life than you do.

When this day started I thought there was a chance that I would be in trouble with the Law again.

I prayed for God’s rescue and before the Sun went down my rescue was so complete it’s as if my trouble never even existed in the first place.

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13 Responses to To Hell with not preaching

  1. C. L. says:

    That’s awesome!

    . . . so, I am wondering, in such a situation, if one were to go to a store wanting to buy a firearm, and the background check came back with a record of the conviction, is it a crime in and of itself to fail said background check?

    • MadBrad says:

      Yes.

      I know that IF I was convicted of a Felony in Federal Court, at some point I would be able to file for Executive Clemency with the office of the Governor of the State of Florida. IF I had been granted Clemency I would have been provided documentation of that. At that point I could have gone forward with an appeal for restoration of rights in Federal Court. The Feds always go with the recommendation of the Governor’s Office. While I may get the right to vote and will become eligible to serve on a Jury, I cannot buy a firearm without lots and lots of correspondence with Federal Court. They will provide plenty of documentation as to what they do with an appeal.

      The only thing I ever got from the Board of Clemency was notice that they had received my appeal and that I would be waiting for a while, more than likely several years. I never heard anything back from them. Then I contacted them via e-mail requesting that the rescind my appeal because it was beneath my dignity as a man to accept Clemency from a much lesser man than myself and that was Governor Charlie Crist at the time.

      I never heard anything from anybody after that.

      • C. L. says:

        “. . . does not have any record of having ever existed.”

        You are in a very strange situation right now. I hope the lawyer can figure this out. It was a very good move to get one involved. You, and a few others, I think, deserve to be made whole (as a US citizen) again after so much time has passed. Very strange, indeed.

  2. Sortahwitte says:

    I know God’s ways are not man’s ways.
    I know that He is a God of second chances.
    I know that He loves us with a love that is incomprehensible.
    I know that I love you and LMT.

  3. MadBrad says:

    You see, now here is a fine example of how voting for Donald Trump DID actually make my life better. For a number of years, every election cycle I got a new voters registration card in the mail, followed by sample ballots, etc. I got everything any qualified voter should get but we always read about the number of convicted felons on voter’s rolls so I just took it as a screw up every year. Well this past election LMT told me that if I was going her to force her to take a bite of the shit sandwich that I would be having a bite myself. I told her that I wasn’t sure if I was allowed to have a bite but she assured me that I wouldn’t be getting all these qualifying documents if that wasn’t the case. I told her that if I voted that I would soon be getting a summons for Jury Duty. That is exactly what happened. I cannot check the box that says “I am a convicted felon and my rights have not yet been restored to me”. If I do that they will ask “Well how is it that you were able to vote in 2016”? They also now require that you furnish proof of your conviction. Then I would be providing evidence against myself for a voter fraud charge. If I didn’t produce this evidence I would be in Contempt of Court. If I served on a Jury I would be in further legal jeopardy.

    So I just prayed about it and so did LMT.

    I am telling you, I’m totally off the hook on all counts. It’s as if none of it ever happened. You can find stories about it in news archives (New York Times and elsewhere) where my name is only mentioned twice. It’s nowhere to be found in Court records. I knew something was up when I disclosed information on my conviction during the hiring process for the job I still have and nothing came back on a high dollar background check. I am telling you that I gave my Attorney all the specific information he would need to find me and I am nowhere to be found in State and Federal Court Archives. It is as if the whole thing never even happened.

    I can’t even begin to tell you how I feel right now because it hasn’t sunk in. Until today as far as I know I’ve been a convicted felon since 1991. That’s how I’ve lived my life. Now I don’t have to live another day like that ever again.

    If I hadn’t voted for Donald Trump last November, none of what happened today would have happened. I would live out the rest of my life believing that that I am a second class citizen, taxed but not represented. Well today I became a Citizen again. It’s going to take a while for this to sink in.

  4. MadBrad says:

    I will never forget the moment when the 16 Count Indictment came down against the two lead co-defendants in my case, who are lifelong friends and were facing 165 years in Federal Prison. I was facing that same Grand Jury the next day. The same snitch who testified against my friends would be testifying against me in less than 24 hours. He was not in protected custody and I knew where he was. I also knew that under my front seat was an M1911 Automatic Combat Pistol loaded with hydroshock rounds and accompanied by additional magazines of the same. I decided that I was going to use it to do away with the snitch and then I would blow my brains out. That way neither myself or my friends would go to Prison and my mission to get a friend out of a bunch of trouble would be accomplished.

    Then as I realized how short I was about to make my life I started instinctively calling out to God, screaming through my tears “Oh God, please help me. What am I going to do? What am I going to do”? Then he answered me saying “You will go where I send you and you will learn the lessons that I teach”. From that moment forward I knew that God was looking out for me no matter how bad things got.

    Here I am today, forgiven. TOTALLY forgiven. It’s as if the whole thing never happened.

    If I had done things according to my own plan, I would have been dead in April of 1991. I went with God’s plan instead. I like his plan MUCH better.

  5. MadBrad says:

    I’m on my way to my Mother’s house to tell her the news.

    The bigger thing is being able to experience total forgiveness for my transgressions against the Law of the Land in such a way that it is as if my transgressions never happened. I did not get a Pardon. I got Clemency. There’s a big difference.

    I thought I would be a convicted felon until the day I die.

    God has restored the years that the locusts ate away, according to his Word.

    Now I get to go and tell others how good it feels to be forgiven by the Governor. I can dare people to imagine how good it feels to be forgiven by God, as if their transgressions against his Law never existed. Can anyone even begin to understand how incredibly jubilant that they should feel because of the certain knowledge that he who created all that is offers such Executive Clemency and you don’t have to fill out the first form, sign a signature line, request records, get things notarized and sent off via priority certified mail?

    Can anyone really fully understand how we all can be forgiven of every bad thing we ever did?

    We have been given what it is that we are to understand of it in this life. In the next life we will know in full. It is because of the Love of God expressed to us through his Son, Jesus Christ and by the power of the Holy Spirit that we can be released from the bondage that we have created for ourselves through our naturally disobedient spirit. I am starting to figure out that God is going to have me preaching, one way or another.

    … and yeah, there is this book I’m writing that just got a whole lot better.

    • C. L. says:

      So, it’s clemency, then? Confirmed?

      I cannot think of a better way for you to end the 10-years long Real Revo chapter of your life, MadBrad. It is a great feeling for me when someone I have grown fond of has been given a reason to be very happy. It makes me wish even more that the Revo would continue on, however.

      • MadBrad says:

        When you are granted Clemency, it is as if your conviction never existed. I applied for Clemency in 2002 so I could re-enlist in the Army. At some point before 2006 it appears that I was granted Clemency and was never notified of it. My Attorney says that my Felony does not exist. That sounds like I got Clemency. I was the last person to know.

  6. Ray Davies says:

    Brad, old buddy, you just keep leading a charmed life. Your felony, LMT, wrestling, and everything else you’ve been through in the last few years. You are surely being held in God’s hands. I’m glad, couldn’t happen to a more deserving guy. I’m sure going to miss you and this blog, and I have no Idea where or when we will get together again. There is talk of another get together up in Nota’s neck of the woods next year, I hope it can happen. Va Ya Con Dios, my Friend.

  7. Rich says:

    MadBrad:

    That sounds wonderful. I am so very glad for you as that BS felony was nothing that a man like you ought to have around his neck for life.

    I hope that your legal beagle gets to the cause of this no mo record business. Be sure that you know why, and have documentation to prove why, such has happened before you even think about living as a non-felon. As Regan said, “Trust, but verify.”

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