Dave Merrick

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Dave Merrick, Davemerrick.us is an internationally known and published artist whose works reach into the greatest diversity of audiences. Known primarily for his astoundingly lifelike portraiture, Merrick’s drawings and paintings grace the walls of an impressive array of well-known corporate and private clientele. Many of his published wildlife pieces have become some of America’s most popular animal imagery.He has more original work in the Pro-Rodeo Hall of Fame than any other artist. His wildlife and Southwestern-theme work is distributed internationally through Joan Cawley Galleries of Scottsdale AZ.

Most Recent Articles by Dave Merrick:


Jul 24, 2017 — Dave Merrick

As some are speculating, I will also guess that Officer Mohamed Noor, after hearing what might have sounded like a shot, may have believed Justine Damon had a gun in her hand as she leaned toward the squad car in her pajamas. If that was the case, his allegedly firing the shots that killed the unarmed Australian woman was simply the worst of judgments in the presence of panic. In saying all that, I’m straining - times 10 - to give him some benefit of the doubt though obviously none is deserved.

Since this whole nightmare has transpired I have noticed that Minneapolis’ politically correct mayor - who had formerly been so vocal about her “equal opportunity” police force - is now not quite so instant in donning her hijab to do press interviews. And I have to agree with the recent words of the chief of police she scapegoated when she rightly noted that Justine’s death simply, “should not have happened.” In the meantime the Somalian Muslim officer who apparently fired the shots across the chest of his partner/driver, through the driver’s window (a move that counters every bit of training a police officer receives) is not saying a word to a world that is demanding some explanation.

Fake News Works

Jul 4, 2017 — Dave Merrick

In the 21st century, satan has found a home. Jesus called the devil a liar and the Father of Lies. He said that when he lies he is speaking his own language - because the truth is not to be found in him. And as I have said - just as the bank robbers often wear the uniforms of bank guards or police, so the very real adversary of our souls laces everything he does with at least the appearance of truth. It’s how deception climbs into our lives. It most usually clothes itself as hard fact. And the further humans stray from our responsibility to “make sure of all things for ourselves and to tightly hold onto the things that are good and true” (another Bible passage, 1 Thessalonians 5:21 - my paraphrase), the easier it is for liars to survive and prosper.

Making things worse is that people are quite impressionable. Again, the Bible is filled with warnings from God to be cautious in our discrimination and judging from what we see and hear. Jesus called us sheep precisely because our behavior can be sheep-like. Any shepherd (one who must daily anticipate and deal with the behavior of sheep) will confirm that a flock of frightened sheep can instantly follow the dominant leaders of the flock into danger and death, sometimes right over a cliff. I have heard it said that the most common view of sheep is usually just the hind ends of the sheep in front of them. Knowing that alone, I can understand the Lord’s assessment of much of human behavior.


Jun 6, 2017 — Dave Merrick

This is certainly not a new topic for me. This is more of a no-brainer, LIFE-AND-DEATH URGENT MESSAGE that must be heralded around the world at light speed. At one time this all would have been filed under ‘DANGEROUS’, and subsequently avoided out of common sense. Today, however, we have professional politicians who, in the guise of humanitarian magnanimity, feature themselves as champions of the ‘poor Muslims’ who are allegedly despised and persecuted by a bunch of hatemongering conservatives. Through oligarchs such as Obama, Clinton, Pelosi, Waters and many others, the truth has been twisted beyond recognition. The following includes a few examples of that willful distortion ... 

Since late yesterday several million people saw a video in which CNN was staging a peaceful gathering of purportedly Muslim ‘demonstrators’ in London. The authenticity and ethics of CNN in that video should be judged by you, my readers who can watch the accompanying clip. To me it’s obvious that CNN was inventing more news to help wipe the blood off of Islam. The actors were supposed to be ‘protesting’  being identified with the Islamic murderers responsible for the slaughter on London Bridge and in nearby Borough Market. And of course the deceptive magic of that counterfeit ‘news’ will in fact work. Because, of the 7 billion or so people on the earth, only a comparative few millions will ever know the real story. I am proud to say that my Canada Free Press readers will be among those informed.

CNN Caught Staging Fake News to Show Muslim Support After London Attacks?

America Will Soon Capsize ...

Jun 5, 2017 — Dave Merrick

It’s another trophy week for the planet Earth.

Here in the United States a 56-year-old has-been comedienne joined a burgeoning crowd of other has-been celebrities in garnering press on the beat-to-death “I hate Trump” train. It seemed that when she discovered her beheading stunt backfired into her wallet, she got real sorry - for a moment. The tears fell like rain. Then she obviously hooked up with a lawyer who encouraged her to push even harder instead of apologizing.

So, in my way of thinking, she’s now 10 times the embarrassment that she was before she shot herself in the foot in the first place. And she hates our president and (mostly) his 11-year-old son. That’s weird. But her vainglorious mob of fans are already solidly enlisted Trump haters.

Why Donald Trump Scares The “L” Out Of Liberal Media ...

May 29, 2017 — Dave Merrick

It was Bob Dylan who put together the phrase, “... Money doesn’t talk, it SWEARS.” And that is about the first level up from the bottom-line reason behind most of the problems we have in the world today. At least,  the reason for bulldozer-powerful LIES mowing down what is left of today’s rapidly disintegrating civilization.

In 1984,  I watched a disintegrating Democratic Party turn itself completely over to the dark side when Jesse Jackson introduced his ‘Rainbow Coalition’. The DNC at that point became the representative enabler for most everything that I still today consider morally disgusting.

And since that time so many of the ideas that people once considered too ridiculous even to argue about have been legislated into stilted legitimacy: “Wow, that was an awesome looking lady who just went into the WOMEN’s restroom. I think today I’m feeling more and more like a woman!” Or, how about this ‘logic’? “It’s not a baby until it’s born! The woman’s happiness takes precedence over a wriggling lump of protoplasm!” For those of you who don’t see the true absurdity or the real diabolical possibilities of such statements, you are either plain stupid or just as asleep as the rest of a pitifully tv-mesmerized America/world.

Compared To The Threat of A Hillary Clinton, The Russians Look Like Pussycats!

May 8, 2017 — Dave Merrick

A man banging on your door tells you your house is on fire. Right after that, a neighbor runs up - he’s an enemy who’s always wanted the land your house sits on - and tells you the one who warned you is a pathological liar and just wanted to disturb your peaceful Sunday. You go back to the tv, and your wife asks, “What was that all about?” You reply, “Oh, some nut was trying to tell me that our house was on fire.” As the living room fills up with smoke, your wife asks, “Well, aren’t you going to look into that?” You reply, “Oh, heck no! Fred assured me that the man is just a troublemaker.” As flames belch out of the bedroom doors just down the hall, you look at your wife and ask, “What’s for dinner?”

Parallel to the above absurd scenario and much weirder, was what happened when Hillary’s and John Podesta’s emails were made public during our last election. A veritable barge of damning revelation exposing Hillary, her campaign, her campaign director, et al - the authenticity of which was completely confirmed by even the mightiest of the most liberal news-reporting institutions - were broadcast around the world in newspapers magazines, on television and computer screens. And the brainwave response from most of her constituency to all that REVEALING TRUTH was a flatline.

Regardless Of Color, Americans All!

May 1, 2017 — Dave Merrick

In my last article, “ISLAMOPHOBIA: EMBRACE IT AND PASS IT ON!”, I featured a video of a Frenchman expressing righteous indignation at the politically slimy, saccharine behavior of French politicians toward the invading Muslims in his home nation. If you haven’t seen it, you should click on the link, read that story and watch the impassioned plea and warning of that real life French patriot. 

The new video I am excited to bring you today (below) is a self-described “American Black” woman (she appears, after the ranting antifa woman, about 50 seconds into the clip) responding to the criticism toward Donald Trump by passionately pointing out the problems FOR BLACK AMERICAN CITIZENS that were completely exacerbated during the Obama presidency, and the needs of Black Americans that were wholly ignored during his reign. They were needs that absolutely should have been addressed by ‘America’s FIRST black president.’ But instead, the America that had been healing before he took office, he left with the rend that he used both his terms to widen to an unprecedented level in our nation’s history. And he left us with no sign of mending in sight.


Apr 27, 2017 — Dave Merrick

Some fears are good. Today we live in a world of tv-zombified simpletons who don’t recognize the wisdom that grew from the analogy of a youngster touching a hot stove. The punch line that flowered from that tiny proverb, of course, is that the child learned the hard lesson of not touching whatever experience warned him not to touch. Simple enough.

A couple of decades ago a very popular ad campaign generated enough two-worded bumper stickers to make any teenager on earth deathly afraid of admitting to having any fear. Living with unfounded fears is not good, certainly. But dismissing or ignoring the fears that keep us alive and healthy is just as bad or worse. The hangover from that stupid anti-fear trend gave us a crowd of people today who truly don’t understand the very legitimate value of caution. No, these days the quickest way to get the world to line up for and fully support ANYTHING is to put the word ‘phobia’ behind whatever is being promoted. Everyone then cringes at being the target of ridicule that will be aimed at the ‘phobes’.

The Real Reason Real Christians Are Real Happy About Easter!

Apr 16, 2017 — Dave Merrick

For years Easter has been set aside as one of two or three days out of the year in which noticeably more people will actually attend a church service. In the 21st century it has been mostly just an opportunity for some little girls to wear a special Easter outfit. And at home after church sometimes there is an egg hunt or a basket of candy. But Easter’s real message for the believing Christian has absolutely nothing to do with Easter bunnies, colored eggs or baskets of candy.

Years ago when I pastored a church, I noticed that on Christmas Eve, Easter Sunday and the Sunday closest to Thanksgiving, attendance could triple or even quadruple what it normally was. And I took special advantage of those opportunities to share the true Gospel of Jesus Christ with the strangers. Those opportunities have made some of our holiday celebrations truly worthwhile. Holidays can be a good thing therefore at least in that respect. They can be reasons for our remembering big truths.

Stand Up America, And Walk Together!

Apr 11, 2017 — Dave Merrick

The ‘progressive’ left has worked overtime in the de-Americanizing of America. And for good reason! If our primary language of English eventually really does become replaced with ‘press whatever number for’ Spanish or Eubonics or French or English, etc. - and Thanksgiving, Christmas or the Fourth of July become just another day off from work, taking a back seat to Ramadan, then the rich culture of America is dead. And our North American continent will be just another landmass stuffed full of walking dead - like what is left of the rest of the free world.

Freedom’s healthy traditions equate to roadblocks to invading tyranny. America is currently being stripped of its singular and precious cultural traditions with the complete cooperation of our stupid spoiled children who have been convinced that our Godliness and historical patriotism equate to ‘racism.’

America’s PRESIDENT Smashes The Syrian Syringe!

Apr 10, 2017 — Dave Merrick

The memory so often returns of the day I heard Sen. Hillary Clinton on a live NPR broadcast selling all of her cohorts on the necessity of our invading Iraq. She was so intense in her pitch I thought she was going to break into tears. Just on the intelligence gathered during the final four years of her husband’s presidency she said she was absolutely certain Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction. According to her, we had no recourse but to invade Iraq.

Then of course when public opinion about our being in Iraq went completely south, Hillary and all the other Democrats who had pushed for that preemptive invasion turned their backs on what they had helped to do - and denied ever having had any part in it. (That may have been the true beginning of ‘fake news’!) Of course G.W. inherited that blame as well.

A Battle Of Misinformation That Only TRUTH Can Win

Apr 2, 2017 — Dave Merrick

Just the other day an adult male (I’d rather not call him a ‘man’) went into a Muncie, Indiana Goodwill store and began preaching Islam. In the course of his sharing the glad tidings of the religion of peace, he snatched an elderly woman by her throat and began choking her while screeching, “Allahu Akbar!” The weirdo was identified as Khaliad Bilal. Sounds like a Hispanic or maybe Irish name, to me - though I want to avoid profiling. I can’t be certain, of course.

I mentioned the incident to my friends on Facebook. And one of my liberal acquaintances dismissed it as ‘fake news’. I challenged that. And she responded, “You can Google it for yourself! It’s not on CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, NPR, PBS - none of them!” I did, and she was right. It was a genuine piece of news that first appeared in a Muncie paper, ‘The Ball State Daily’, and then spread like a rash around the Internet on all sorts of grassroots publications. But the big six seemed to have missed it. So, to her and a growing number of Americans - it wasn’t real.

Let Me Tell You Which Side I’m On

Mar 7, 2017 — Dave Merrick

The contrast of the two different standards the press and the public have applied to Obama versus what we are seeing now toward Donald Trump is breathtaking-unto-dizzying. And to me the most nauseatingly frustrating dynamic about the whole deal is that, effectively, Trump and his crew, now that they’re in the White House - are on their own.

Right after the election, a very famous evangelist was on Facebook congratulating American Christians for their having rallied to the polls in force while praying down the great victory from God. But his ‘attaboy totally horrified me simply because of the nagging fact of our fallen human nature which is, in the 21st century, running on steroids. So much of the concensus on the street currently is, “Now that Trump is in office, things are going to be a lot different!” How naïve to say such a thing.

I have said this in past articles - and it is never received real well. But the person who coined the term “silent majority” should be horsewhipped. Why? Because it has given a totally deceiving sense of comfort and justification to so much of the atrophying voice of godly conservatism. As these silent ones have sat in their recliners and chosen not to get involved, our nation has gone to hell in so many respects. They, and the brain trust ‘conservatives’ who ‘voted their conscience’ (as they put it) when everybody was aware the only choice we had this time was between Donald Trump and the literal daughter of darkness.

Obama: Shown For What He Is

Mar 6, 2017 — Dave Merrick

Editor’s Note: Long before Barack Hussein Obama got to hole himself up in a luxurious kind of Shadow Government with wife, Michelle and consigliere Valerie Jarrett in a “ Nerve centre”  mansion within walking distance of a White House he never quite left, renowned portrait painter David Merrick (Dave Merrick: A Painter of Life) had already framed him in an iconic picture that would never go away.  A “wordless chronicle of simple TRUTH”, the picture showing Obama for what he really is, kept the hope of saving America alive in millions of hearts at home and abroad.  Canada Free Press is proud to have been the first news outlet to write about ‘The President Who Tore Up The Constitution’  picture before Dave Merrick became one of our own as a regular columnist.  The shadow-boxing Mr. O may be community organizing to “force” President Donald Trump out of office, but can never hide the evil eyed renegade he truly is!)

This is nothing like any of the commentary you are used to seeing from me. But, now that Obama is gone (though he is never gone), I can take a moment to relate a little side story that you may also find interesting.

In 2011, about six months before the reelection of America’s first black president and worst president of any color, I was determined to create a ‘commentary’ that would reach the hearts and minds of millions of viewers in just a glance. My mission was to do whatever I could to try to help avoid another four years of Barack Obama. I knew that words couldn’t speak or travel fast enough for this effort. And with November closing in fast, there was no time to waste. I laid aside my pen, and picked up my pencil, paints and brushes.

The Enemies Of Donald Trump Are The Enemies Of America

Mar 2, 2017 — Dave Merrick

After eight years of suffocating under the racist stagnation of B.O. and the House gavel even in the grip of a witch like Nancy Pelosi, President Trump’s address to Congress last night was a breath of fresh air.

Immediately after watching ABC’s live monitoring of the event I put aside my notes, went to YouTube, and watched former president’s Obama’s first address to Congress after he had taken the helm in 2008. The contrast I saw in his audience’s reception was breathtaking.