Saturday, December 5, 2009
We have seen a lot of non action take place in our government in the last thirty years, a lot of talk about helping the people but not enough action of keeping us free from government bureaucracy, free from higher taxes and free from the right to control and make our own decisions. Listen I am against socialism because I am against other people, especially government telling me what to do on issues that involve my personal life. I don’t think that the government should be able to tell me where I can buy my health insurance. Its not a “public option” that I need, what I need is the government to not make it illegal for me to buy health insurance in Maine if I want. I don’t need better medicines, what I need is for the government to stop regulating prescriptions with all kind of outrageous taxes that jump the prices and cause people to pay more for the service of handling the prescriptions and getting them to the consumers rather than the consumers and I should be allowed if I want to be able to perchance cheaper prescriptions from Canada and Mexico, but again I would not have to do that if the federal government would stop enforcing its rules and regulations on my personal life.
I understand why certain people believe in socialism, they want government to take care of them, but here is my suggestion move to Cuba or North Korea. Those countries allow their governments to run their lives. They regulate what they eat through government ran grocery stores. They pick their doctors for them, through government ran hospitals and health insurers, they take the rule of law out of the hands of the parents and they make parents send their kids to government controlled and government ran schools that have a specific doctrine. Look at places like Iran, their government makes the teachers teach a certain curriculum and the students have to learn it and are forced to go to those schools, there are no other schools for them to go to. No private schools. In public government ran schools and in those countries parents aren’t allowed to home school their kids.
People say well it will never get this way in America…… Ok well what do you think has been happening over the last 30 years. Less parent involvement in schools and more public schools and there is a public school curriculum that school districts have to teach and the federal government has standards and testing standing and measurements to determine the success of a child and the learning development of a child. This is based on an entire school or school district, and it is not based on the observation and communication of each individual child and the child’s parent like it should be.
Think about grocery stores- we have the FDA, a group a federal government appointed people decided where our food comes from, rules about our food, tells private farmers what they can grow, who they can sell their food to. The farmers are being out beat, our produced and out marketed by foreign government food suppliers, and their taxes are getting higher and products are NOT being bought because the federal government gets to make the rules and regulations rather than the American people who buy and spend their money in these grocery stores. Farmers are producing less and paying more. Grocery stores are supplying more foreign food, less American foods, paying more taxes and producing a lower quality of product and then the consumer must pay for the loss of the grocery store. Were no longer simply paying for what were buying were paying: foreign, local, city, state and federal taxes and money to the truck companies who bring the food. This is how I would put it: in reality 10 Bananas probably cost $3, but because of all the middle men and taxes to be paid its probably going to cost you $5 or $6 for 10 bananas. Outrageous.
President Obama is loosing his grip on the America that we know of and love. Everyone’s mad at him for all the right reasons. Conservatives, real conservatives like myself and Ron Paul, know that America has no business trying to police the world. Build a strong national security and bring all of our troops from all over the world home.
The number of countries that the United States has a presence in is staggering. According the U.S. Department of State’s list of "Independent States in the World," there are 192 countries in the world, all of which, except Bhutan, Cuba, Iran, and North Korea, have diplomatic relations with the United States. All of these countries except one (Vatican City) are members of the United Nations. According to the Department of Defense publication, "Active Duty Military Personnel Strengths by Regional Area and by Country," the United States has troops in 135 countries. Here is the list:
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Serbia and Montenegro
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
This means that the United States has troops in 70 percent of the world’s countries. The average American could probably not locate half of these 135 countries on a map.
People need Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!!!! Until this president lowers taxes and allows the private sector to start hiring again, no one is going to support him.
Listen we need to get this country back on track and that is by having less government and more people telling this president- thanks but no thanks!!!
Keep your Public Option, Bring Our Men and Women Home From All Over The World and Lower Taxes So The Private Sector Can Breath Again!!!!
Just My Opinion- I Could Be Wrong But I Doubt It!!!!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
An Obituary printed in the London Times -
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who had been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.
He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
- Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
- Why the early bird gets the worm;
- Life isn't always fair;
- and maybe it was my fault.
Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).
His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.
Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.
Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.
Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement. Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason.
He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, I Want It Now, Someone Else Is To Blame, and I'm A Victim
Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.
Monday, November 16, 2009
The rabbi, the teacher, the great prophet all of these names are what they called him. Messiah, friend, and the one who forgives sins is what many of us knew him personally to be. The night was dark, our spirits were low, tears flowed from our eyes like streams of salt water; we his followers were broken. We the people who knew him couldn’t believe that this had happened. We knew not what they said of him or accused him of. The crucified personal messiah is now looked upon as he hung so high but felt so low. Jesus of Nazareth had come, had healed, had lead and brought light now this Jesus, Mary’s son, Josephs boy was dead. How could one who spoke life of living waters into the souls of multitudes, how could this man who knew the scriptures better than the religious leaders themselves, how could this friend of so many now be the unrecognizable, beaten, dead body hanging on this cross? Justice been served to pilots plot? Maybe for some, but for us, his disciples, followers and friends we had lost more than they had gained. They gained attention and the satisfaction of a lynch mob, but we, in this moment, had lost our leader. A innocent man had been murdered.
In the first photo what we see is a group of people who all were there for different reasons. A short woman who he had called mother, friend, mentor and follower now was a human bubble of unanswered questions who stood low and felt deep. The worry on her face had shown through the wrinkles and sadness in her eyes. Her bones had become weary and her heart heavy, and to stop herself from loosing her mind, she had to be there to bid him his final goodbye. Mary his mother had an intimacy with Jesus that only a mother could explain. The angel Gabriel appears to her on a mission from God and says “you will birth the Savior of the World”; what does this mean? A virgin gives birth to the savior of the world? A young girl about to be married to a respected man in the community and now an angel from God appears to her when she can be no older than fifteen years of age and says, “Ready or not, from your womb comes the savior of humanity”. She is there at the cross not just because it is her son, but also because he is her savior. She is there because while she knows the will of God, that her sons blood had to be shed and he had to be sacrificed to save human kind, she also struggles in her on flesh, why him, why now, and more importantly why this way. His face that she had kissed so many times, his smile that could light up a room, his spirit that was contagious, all of these things that a mother had seen. She gave birth to him, she was there to love him, she was there to discipline him, she was there when he had his first scrape, when he got in his first fight, she read him books to go to sleep and was there on his first day of school. Now her son, who holds to offices, her first born and the savior of the world, is not just dead, but has been beaten, spit on, humiliated, and sacrificed like livestock; and all she can do in this moment is submit to the will of God. Past her tears she prays, past her anguish- she prays, past her hurt- she prays, past her anger and all consuming confusion she not only prays but her son looks up to heaven and teaches her to forgive with these words to the ones who have just nailed him to a cross, “father God forgive them (my enemies) for they know not what they do”. In the sight of God and the angels and in the mystery of God and His power, this is why Mary, the mother of Jesus, has to be there and has to witness this from the beginning to the end, she who has taught him everything she knows- now must learn how to forgive the ones, who have killed her first born son.
He has a family, a wife and children, he has to provided for his own. So you really cant be mad at this Roman guard, he like you and I is just simply trying to do his job. Please the boss, work hard and he gets to keep his job and maybe even a promotion. He’s not involved in all the court and legal stuff; he is a man who just wants his children to eat and his home to be taken care of. But can you imagine what’s going through his mind, he is a Roman Guard, so history tells us his physical frame and statue is as big as a wall and thick as cement. He has just taken this healer from Nazareth and whipped him with a leather cord laced with nails, bones, glass and anything that would easily pierce the flesh and rip out any human organ that got in its way. He mocked him, “you save people, now save yourself” words that were meant to not just hurt the Christ, but words that he wanted all who called themselves his followers to hear. He wanted to break there spirits, he wanted to make a fool out of a cause. If Jesus was a cause that went against this soldier’s boss and that could eventually affect his job, then he wanted to demolish that cause and all who believed in it as well. Jesus no longer was a man, he was an enemy, and it was this soldiers job to destroy the enemy that threatened Pilots Empire.
Isn’t it ironic how two men completely different both end up dying on a tree? And both in some way take their own lives. Judas, the money handler, one of Jesus’ closest confidants ends up betraying the mission out of envy and greed. This was not just one of the disciples, this was Judas. The there are many lessons to the life of Judas but I find it interesting that the artist would put Judas in this picture, but yet it is needed. Greed, shame, lying, deceit and betray all cause Judas to take his own life. Love, Mercy, Kindness and Forgiveness of Sins all are the reasons why Jesus had to sacrifice his life. The things that are evil to the world will eventually kill themselves and that is what is betrayed in the hanging of Judas. The characters that all of humankind need more of are all betrayed in the hanging of Jesus.
The disciple John is the one whom Jesus calls his “beloved”; the one whom Jesus loves. He was there at Jesus baptism, he was there at the transfiguration, he was there when Christ raised their friend Lazarus from the dead, he was there at the last supper and now he is here at the execution of his messiah. This is not just a friendship created by years of traveling with one another on a journey; this is an unbroken and unspoken divine bond. Intimate to the point were they shared a dream, personal to the point where they shared their emotions and now they share a mother. As Jesus is dying, as Jesus is forgiving, as Jesus is physically trying to hold on from the suffocation that is taken place to his body as he hangs by nails jammed into his flesh on a rusted cross, he gives John his mother. He reminds John of the mission that true and pure religion is to take care of the widows and orphans. He reminds John, that even in this brutality of death, there is still life that has to be taken care of by those who will trust and obey the commands of God. While Jesus hurts for his friend, his beloved, John- he still teaches. John is not here for John, John is here for the mission, he is here to remind us all that even in death Jesus has promised us that he is the resurrection and the life and those who believe in him shall not die.
The artist in this picture portrays an excellent skill of ivory carving that captures every detail, moment and touch for the viewer. The expression on the hanging Judas is solemn, as one who couldn’t stay alive in his own skin. The tree which he hangs on willows with sadness as it appears to be caught in the conversation of the winds. The artist carves Mary as a widowed woman, her face says, “confused” only because her heart is broken. John’s arm is extended as though he wants to touch him one more time or maybe the thought is crossing his mind to pull his dying friend off that cross. Johns face says, “I am here buddy”, when many of the disciples couldn’t stand to see Jesus like that John, his beloved friend is there. The Roman Guard who is just doing his job, appears to have a knife in his hand possibly going to stab Jesus in the side to try and cause him to die faster, but he appears to be stuck, stuck in the sudden glimpse of looking at the face of Jesus and wondering, “what if I just killed an innocent man?”. And the artist portrays Jesus in the best way with the beautiful brown color of the carved ivory, “I surrender”; he is not surrendering out of defeat, but rather surrenders out of victory. He has just sacrificed himself for the team. He dies, but you and I live.
I wonder what it would have been like if daddy had of stayed, instead of leaving me behind, if he had just stayed focus and prayed.
If he had been there to hold me tight on all those rainy days, maybe now I would know how to swim through all of life’s unmanaged days.
I wonder what he would have said to those monsters in my bed room closet, Maybe now I wouldn’t be so scared to fight the monsters in the closet of my life.
Tonight I was at a friends house, and this was a home. Not because of the structure of the house, but because of the family in the home. A mother and father with a commitment. children who knew that they were loved and felt safe, even though all of them are grown and out of the house. What kept this family sane is that they have two fathers. A father in heaven who has walked their days out for His glory and a father here on earth who adores each child as an individual.
I don’t think we as a nation can underestimate the fact that people who grow up without fathers and without responsible fathers become broken adults. Regardless if you have a step father or grandfather, something is still missing in the human soul when a person grows up and realizes that their biological father made the choice to abandon them. We cant begin to have to conversation about fixing our nation without putting this as the number one issue we need to address. Kids needs to be taught morals and God by their fathers. Kids need to be taught to stay away from crime by their fathers. Kids need to be shown how to be productive individuals by their fathers. We cant fix health insurance problems in America without address the heart issue in America.
We have over 2 million men in American prisons today’s. 90% of those men didn’t have a active father or father figure in their lives. 95% of men who end up on death row made it their without a father in their lives. A society cant train up a child neither can a community- these two things can function as positive or negative resources but A father must train up his child and tech him how to be responsible.
I was sitting at this table tonight and the I was surrounded by love and laughter and joy- but to be honest with you all I could think of, and this is not fault of the family, is I KNOW and am CONVICNED that I would be a better person if I had that growing up. If I had the security of a father, the comfort of a home with the father as the protector and the encouragement of a solid father- I know that most of the mistakes I made, I would have never made them- because I would have known my worth in my fathers love and in his security.
Today I think that the truth must come out, regardless of how evangelical you may be, we all must confess that fathers are a must in a society with so much distrust. We must remind men that if you create a baby you must actively engage that child in a productive raising with morals and goals and love- because you will change a child no matter what, but will you change the child by being there or by being absent.
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Just My Opinion- I could be wrong but I doubt it!!!
Monday, November 9, 2009
I find it laughable when people say that I am an extremist or politically motivated by a party. I am neither, but rather someone that focuses on individual issues. When it comes to Universal Government Ran Health Care- I oppose it and will make direct links to what I think that it will turn out to be. I will agree with anyone who makes common sense, but I will not sit by and be called a liar, extremist or someone who is stretching the truth. It’s not my personality so I find it dismissible when people say these things. Let me say this I love when people comment on my Blogs- I write them because I care about the nation and the direction that we are going. I have been getting criticized from the Left and the right for comparing Universal Government Ran Health Care to: Black Slavery, Rape, The Treatment of Native Americans, And the Holocaust. So now I will defend all of these things but my point is not to defend me, my point is for people to understand the seriousness of Universal Government Ran Health Care and while it will lead to some sort of Americanized Rape, Slavery, Holocaust and Brutality.
Rape- what is rape. Rape is when a person is forced to provide sexual accommodations to a person against their will. Universal Government Ran Health care will be forced upon people against their will because the private sector of the insurance companies will be forced out of the market place and will not be able to keep up the services that they provided now. Insurance companies will be forced to by out to the government and the government will force the insurance companies to sell them all of their products and services. Rape is ultimately when another person bullies an innocent victim. The American people and insurance companies are going to be bullied by the government. They will be stricken of their freedom and rights to compete in the insurance market and forced out of the market leaving millions of Americans scared, without or lacking coverage and no longer having choice or freedom to say no and that they don’t want to give their money to the government. My comparison makes sense, because the same way rape victims become subject to: force, being bullied and made to do things they don’t want to- is the same thing that is going to happen to the American people and to the insurance companies.
Black Slavery- It was a law that blacks were property and they were forced to do what the master said to them. They were killed by the slave master, beaten by the slave master, they didn’t have any say in anything and things were done without their knowledge or approval. Blacks contributed to the founding of America and yet they benefited in no way, because their freedom was denied and they were forced to be treated like animals and in many cases animals were treated better than the slaves. We will not have a choice when Universal Government Ran Health Care takes over because it will become a law. This force of power will make people get health care. There is a mandate in the Bill that says all Americans must purchase health care- it won’t be a choice. You have to do what the Big Master/ Government says to do and not only do you have to buy health care in general more 9/10 times you will be forced to get the Governments Health Care because you wont have many private options. When you’re old and sick the government can do the same things that the whites did to black slaves, and say well they are of no use anymore just let them die. There is no significance of life and no value to a human being. If it cost too much to keep you then they will let you die, and that becomes a regulation on the life of humanity- the same thing that happened in Black slavery; the masters were allowed to regulate life. The two are interchangeable and the same concepts because the government now replaces the white man and the American people now replace the slave.
The Treatment of Native Americans- Native Americans were just minding their own business and working their land. Not everything was perfect, but we don’t like in a utopia of humanity. The white man came over stole their land, forced them to work for them, beat, killed, raped their women, and murdered their children. The American people have just been minding our own business, not everything is perfect, but the majority of us can afford health care and do have health care. Not until the government came in and said you can no longer buy health care across state lines, they will beat our insurance companies up and bully them into selling the government their products, kill our seniors, rape our women in the sense that they will allow a doctor to decided during child birth if a women is worth saving if she becomes sick and force our daughters to take shots that will slow down their female reproductive system and my cause them to not have children because we are over populated and they will allow tax payer money to go to help abortions of our babies in instances of rape and incest and don’t think because they say “that’s it” for now they will not try to make it go for ALL abortions. This is just the beginning to the end if we don’t stand up and say enough is and stop the government from coming into our private sector and forcing us to do things we don’t want.
The Holocaust- Do you remember what happened to the Jews. Adolf Hitler came in and promised the people that the government would help them and take care of them and all would be well. So he comes in and takes over manufacturing companies, then steel companies, then food stores and then he took over all companies that helped to produce and do business with the world. He promised the people that he would make things better. In the begging of Hitler’s reign he made good speeches, encouraged the people, made friends with many of the people on his side of politics and on the other side. He seemed like a really nice guy. And then if you didn’t talk like him, look like him or agree with him suddenly there were massive graves, imprison camps, torture camps, the gassing of millions of people. Hitler wanted things to be his way and perfect in his society- so he made religious quotes and next thing you know he decided to assonate, rape, and kill millions of Jews. All you had to do is agree with him and his government and things would be ok for you. Remember when Obama came on the scene in 2004, great speech everyone loved it- he spoke of the utopia of America and how we could all become ONE in these blue states and red states. And then out of no where just like Hitler he emerged on the scene to become president. He became friends with loyal people in his party- Ted Kennedy, Al Gore and even with a few republican- Chuck Hegel and Bob Gates. He took over the auto industry, bailed out banks, gave federal government money to all 50 states and to many businesses not just in the federal or government level of the local states but also to private home owners and businesses. He took over in a sense, and bailed out America and Americans and now all these people owe him and the federal government the money back. You know the saying “don’t bite the hand that feeds you”, well all these people felt like Barack Obama feed them, so I am sure if he ask for something or ask for a return for the favor he did for them, they wouldn’t mind doing it. UMMMM does any of this sound familiar to you. Nice guy, good family, religious beliefs, appears to be a hero around the world. Sound familiar? If you opposed him he took you out- look at Fox News- he doesn’t want the truth to come out. He says that people like Shepherd Smith, Chris Wallace and Bill O’Riley are after him. Does he not realize that 1/3 of the executive positions held at fox news are blacks. Does he not realize that the Fox News White House Correspondent and One of the longest running anchors at Fox News is an AFRICAN AMERICAN…. Umm but if you oppose him, he tells the American people- “don’t watch fox news” why because he wants you to continue to drink the juice of “the government can save you” motto because if he and the far left liberals can take over things then they can decide the direction of this nation, just like Hitler did. So I write these things and express my opinion because I don’t want to be cooked live, imprisoned, raped and beat to death like the Jews were and I don’t think you do either.
Listen my first passion is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I believe that God sent Jesus Christ to die for the sins of those who will believe. There can never been social reconciliation because there is no such thing as ever reaching a utopia but we don’t have to sit back and allow the government to kill off our seniors, murder our babies and send the rest of us to a man made created slavery and social welfare because of a few left wing nuts. But there can be reconciliation for those who trust in Jesus Christ. Love country, but love Jesus Christ first and everything you say ought to be out of Love for Jesus Christ and your fellow neighbor.
Just my Opinion, I could be wrong, but I doubt it!!!
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Ladies and Gentlemen a very significant piece of America has been assonated tonight by far left liberals & one republican in the House of Representatives. The United State House of Representatives has officially passed a Health Care Bill that will include a Universal Government Ran Health Care Take Over of the private insurance market. Let me make this very clear and I say this with the facts to back up every statement I say and the common sense truth. Now is the time for Christians and the church of Jesus Christ to stop being wimps and preach the Saving Gospel of Jesus Christ to people who don’t have a relationship with God because they need to have a eternal hope and a peace that their residence is Heaven and not America because we all are about to be forced into slavery in America. Christians must stop being intimated and start telling the truth. Jesus Christ is the Only way to heaven and without a personal relationship with Jesus Christ you will go to hell when you die. People need to hear this more than ever because America took one step closer to allowing the government to run more aspects of our lives, to put people in early graves and to deny freedom to the next generation of people.
We are about to become like Black Slaves, Native Americans, and Jews. Every time in history when you see a government that had more control and rights than the individuals of the land, then those people where dictated. I know some people think this is too harsh of a comparison, but challenge you to argue with me where I am wrong. When slavery was a law it was controlled by the government and it killed, beat and destroyed the souls of an entire people group. The government controlled this law. When the Native Americans were being treated horrible and their land was taken from them by force, it was done by the leaders of the new establishment of the “New World”- it was not illegal to treat Native Americans like this because the “law” or establishment said this was ok. When the Jews were cooked alive by Hitler, this happened because it was the Law of the Land. The government controlled what was going on and what was going to happen.
We are in two wars right now because two separate governments are oppressing their people and dictating to them what they can do. Our men and women are been murdered everyday for fighting for freedom of other people. Mothers, Wife’s and Children are crying themselves to sleep because our soldiers are loosing their lives to fight for freedom for a people who were being starved to death, murdered by the masses, raped, beaten, lied to and dictated by their government and yet we are giving our freedoms away.
Is this the change you wanted and expected? Did you expect that the first black president of the United States of America would be the guy who would massive kill off, slaughter, rape, destroy and dictate minorities and for the first time put average white American conservatives who disagree with liberal policies in slavery as well. Liberals are raciest and they are using a black face (Not saying he doesn’t believe this stuff but I will argue that he has been tricked and taught by people who believe this stuff “Bill Ayers” just to named one and then as far as killing off the white side Pastor Jeremiah Wright) to destroy not only black America but white America.
I say liberals are raciest for a number of reasons. All these liberals in office and yet look at Katrina. When Al Gore Lost the election his National Campaign Manager was a Black Woman, Donna Brazille, did she become the next Democratic National Chairperson or has she since- No- they gave it to a white guy, Gov. Howard Dean. The facts are that Plan Parent Hood targets poor Mexicans and Blacks for abortion, why because liberals want to eliminate minorities in America. Who Killed Dr. King? Liberals!!! Who Killed Bobby Kennedy and John Kennedy- Liberal Socialist. Who tried to kill Pope John Paul the Second- You guessed it a liberal, Malcolm X- yes for Malcolm they were black men, but who paid them WHITE LIBERALS; and Who Shot Ronald Reagan- White Socialist Liberals.
My point is this Liberals want to kill off black people, they want to treat us like Jews or put us back in Slavery, because if their not going to kill us directly they will try and kill the leaders who actually do positive things for minorities and blacks.
Universal Health Care is not only a target to Kill off minorities, because lets be honest the majority of people who will be tricked to thinking that this is a good idea is minorities, but they are also going to kill off conservatives and anyone who opposes what the government says. Look at the Government now, anyone who disagrees with anything the Obama Administration does, they try to kill off in some way: Fox News: They have told people not to watch fox news. Rush Limbaugh: One of the head guys in the NFL worked for Obama’s’ campaign and made it clear to the other owners who were trying to buy with Rush that he was “Not welcomed”.
What do you think that is going to happen to you? There is a mandate in this bill- if you don’t want to buy health care they will penalize you. You will get fined if you make the choice not to buy the governments health care or any health care but you wont be able to afford any thing else. Trust me; my health care has tripled already.
Now is not the time to sit by. Now is the time to write Obama and your representative and tell them to STOP TRYING TO KILL YOU!!!!! Did you know it only takes 30 emails or letter about one subject for your Senator to start paying attention to the issue!!! So if just 30 of us write Obama and Our Senators and tell them to stop this crap- then maybe something can happen….. Please go to WhiteHouse.gov and tell the president to keep his hands off of your life….
Just My Opinion…. I could Be Wrong But I Doubt It!!!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
As an American I think that we all can say that last nights victories where not just about a political party, but last nights victories where about the constitution being defended and voters/ tax payers declaring that they don’t want big ineffective government poking their fingers in the private sector of American lives.
We had some amazing victories for the conservative movement last night and I feel like people have been reading my blog- lol and taking the ideas that I have said all along would work. Our fight is not about the GOP or against democrats; our fight is for our personal freedoms. Today many of the main stream media will try to play down the victories but I would encourage our president, who I think is a reasonable man, to stop listing to the far left and their leader Nancy Pelosi and to realize that the majority of Americans don’t want was the fruits and nuts from the small part of San Francesco want; we don’t want government ran health care, we don’t want government regulations on small business, we don’t want government defense programs all around the world, we don’t want government telling our private education what to do, we don’t want government taking our money and bailing out the rich- NO ONE IS TO BIG TO FAIL IN AMERICA, and because the far left thinks its ok to bailout rich people they will continue to suffer the consequences of loosing elections to constitutional defending candidates. We don’t want anymore government telling us what to do and dictating to us what we can do in our private lives.
We won in New Jersey, not because of a scandalous governor; we won because people were tired of being lied to. We won because property taxes our way to high. We won because we are spending way too much money and not seeing any results. We won because the rich were being forced to take care of everyone else, and not being allowed to freely by choice give their money to organizations in need. Rich people already give and pay more taxes, that’s an obvisous- the more money you make the more taxes you pay. And then they don’t have enough money to give to private organizations that actually help people like: Saint Jude Children hospital and the Red Cross. Our candidate was called fat, uneducated and not charismatic. And those things maybe true, but what he had was better ideas and determination to not sell his soul to the government establishment, REMEMBER WHEN OBAMA SAID HE WAS GOING TO BE LIKE THAT HMMMM- rather he spoke to peoples concerns and said here’s my plan and lets try and make it work as best as I can. The reason why Obama is failing is not because he is not a nice guy, but because he made over 500 promises, who he thinks he is- Jesus- there is no way he can hold to all those promises. Listen to me now and when am I wrong- Obama is another Jimmy Carter and George Bush Sr.- He has made promises he cant keep and he will suffer by loosing most of his senate and house seats and more than likely his own.
We won in Virginia, because no one is creating jobs. Our candidate didn’t run on anti abortion or gay rights platform, we know he disagrees with those things but that was not his platform. He ran on want people in Virginia need. They need a job. They need security for their families. They need to know that they can retire, and send their kids to school. They want the opportunity not a hand out. They don’t want the government giving them anything, just staying out their way so they can make it happen. They want better education for their children not teachers indoctrinating their kids for a liberal belief system and singing songs praises Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi. They want to know that if they try they can have a better life. Smaller is always better and smaller government, allows people not to be suffocated by the rules and laws that enable people from getting health care from across state lines that cheaper. People cant buy health care because the government wont let them, it has nothing to do with the lie that its not affordable or accessible, its not allowed because Nancy Pelosi wants you and me to give more of our money to the government and buy health care from the government so the government can regulate who lives and who dies, because if they can do that then when people who think differently then them can be put to death. That’s what they want to do; they want to kill off conservatives. And again if you don’t believe me ask the millions of Jews that are dead because of the Holocaust, and ask the millions of blacks who are dead because of slavery and Jim Crow Laws- when the government can regulate, they will regulate your life and that’s why people in Virginia elected a conservative: Governor, Lt. Governor, and attorney general.
To my gay friends in the State of Maine and around the country again America has spoken and we don’t want to legalize same sex marriage. We don’t care if you want family rights, those you can have. Civil Unions are fine and I personally can see how the constitution can make way for that, but when it comes to the word and yes it is the word: MARRIAGE!!!! You cant have that and I believe that America will continue to push against people who want to redefine what God has established and what the majority of Americans want and will fight for: the word marriage protected as one man and one woman. Not as something different because if we allow gays to marry then we will soon allow people who want to marry their animals to take place.
This is America and it doesn’t matter if you are red or blue. We all want freedom and we want to represent the constitution and if big government socialist liberals think that they are going to take over, we will continue to remove them from office.
God Bless all the newly elected conservatives and may they serve the people and not the politics.
Just My Opinion- I could be wrong but I doubt it!!!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Remember when Dr. King came on the scene it was historic for America. All peoples in this nation and around the world began to think. We began to think of hope and a better world were we could all sit at the table of brotherhood and fellowship with one another. We began to think that our neighbors really did have souls and that our children could live in a world of peace and play with one another.
Remember when we found out about what Hitler was doing to the Jewish people. He was roasting them like cookies in a oven. They were people being cooked. Men, women, and children striped of their dignity and pride. Raped, beaten and slaughtered. This caused a movement. We stood together. No longer could we stand to see people who felt like we felt be burned alive.
There is history in this world from the begging of time that causes human beings to have a reaction and motivates them to a cause. They look outside of themselves and hope for heaven and push for righteous. They come together when privacy and freedoms are taken away.
I am very passionate about Church growth and revitalization. Its my calling. Its why I have been in school for so long. But my other passion is politics and what I see taken place today is my fellow brothers and sisters sitting by and allowing a government that is already WAY to big to come in and take more of our freedoms away.
The election of Barack Obama was historic. I cried as an African American. I believe that I can be anything in America I want to be. I hope that many more blacks like myself feel like we are finally citizens in a world that has treated us like slaves even until the 21st century.
But just because my emotions are high does not mean that I am going to sit by and let someone who has a liberal school of thought come and take over my nation. Take it from the center to the far left. When America gets universal heath insurance, then America will be over as we know it.
There has never been an effective government ran program. When it comes to education, welfare, housing, veterans benefits, women’s issues, civil rights, the justice system. There has NEVER been a program that the government has run well. When we think of education either the cost are too high or the schools are lacking in effective programs. Welfare is a joke, they take give a person money but then tell them they cant work and make a certain about of money without giving up their benefits. Housing is crazy, you have to qualify to be in a certain class and then you cant even better yourself or you have to move out. Veterans have to wait MONTHS just to see a doctor and their prescriptions are outrageous. Women can have children but then be considered a risk on the job for being mothers. Civil rights aren’t civil anymore and the justice system can lock anyone up for any accusation without cause or evidence just because someone “said something”.
All of these government ran programs are out of control and dangerous to the average person. And now we are considering letting the government control issues on life and health. This doesn’t make sense to me or to people who values freedom and respect democracy. We can have “In God We Trust” On our money but then we cant even pray @ work or school. Why? Because the government says so.
We are Americans and to sit by and allow the government to run our health is crazy. I encourage you to vote against anyone who would even think about voting for a government ran health care plan; tell the government “Thanks but kiss my butt”.
I could be wrong but I doubt it!!!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Politically I don’t think that I am partisan in any way. Yes I am a conservative evangelical southern Baptist by name Presbyterian by nature Christian. I believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God. I believe that there is only way to heaven and that is through a relationship with Jesus Christ. And I believe that the word of God is the Bible. Yes these things are all true. But when it comes to my politics I think that I am always fair and always looking to do the right thing that will continue to allow for capitalism and freedom to survive in a democracy. I do believe in government regulations on some things- but for the most part government control should be kept to the states and local cities and town headed by elected representatives. I believe in the constitution which says that the federal governments Job is to protect and defend the union with military force. And to preserve the free rights of states and individuals in this union. I don’t believe that it is the federal government’s job to invade in the private sector and to impose laws on a free governance of individuals. I also would say that for the sake of our free domestic country I can believe and support protecting the families of homosexuals. If someone is dying and they have the right to leave all of their money and material things to whomever they want and they have the right to be seen by whomever they want on their death bed- the government and individuals who disagree with this should have no say in the personal life of a human being because we disagree with their sexual preference. I also believe that children of homosexual couples should be protected and that the federal government should not be allowed to go into private homes of individuals and take innocent children away from the only parents they have ever known. I also believe in affirmative action. We know that because of sin racism and sexism are huge shadows that cover many parts of our nation so we must try and make it equal for people to have opportunity. Not give them opportunity but have laws that protect their competitive and fair right to be all that they can be. I think that most people would agree with me on these things.
But today Senator Harry Reid of the state of Nevada announced that their will be a public option in the final health care bill. To this I say that all Americans who aren’t rich, influential and who are just regular people- be prepared for a communist type of take over here in America. We are about to become a country like Cuba. We are about to see the end of the greatest democracy that has ever existed. Listen I am not saying this because I am against Obama; I was the guy telling people that George Bush was lying to them when he said we needed to go into Iraq. I am the biggest critic of the war in Iraq that you will ever meet. George Bush, Dick Cheney, Colin Powell, Condi Rice and Donald Rumsfeld should all be locked up because they singed the bill that has lead to the murders of thousands of our American troops in Iraq; so this is not partisan for me. This is not someone who hates Obama. I think that he is great on several things. I agree with Gov. Jeb Bush when he talks about all the great things Obama is doing for education. I love the fact that Obama is telling Black men to grow up and start raising their kids. And telling black parents to tell their kids that there is more than just being a basketball player and rapper- but we can be scientist and senators. I love those things. But I don’t think that the American people fully understand what is going to happen to this country when we get Universal Government ran health care. This is a horrible idea; let me tell you this I don’t care what color you are and I am really speaking to white people, and everyone knows I have a lot of great white friends Derek and Whit Jones are my family, but let me warn white average America: GET READY TO BE TREATED LIKE BLACK PEOPLE BECAUSE YOU ARE ABOUT TO LOOSE YOUR FREEDOM AND BECOME A SECOND CLASS CITIZEN. I mean this, listen black people are use to not having all of the freedoms we were “promised”; were still waiting on our forty acres and a mule. But average white America is about to get a wake up call, because rich liberal communist elitist are about to become the new reigning group of people. if you’re a rich conservative you better hold on to your money and put it in a foreign bank because if you disagree with a liberal you will soon be taken out- look what is happening to Fox News; and granted I hate Fox News (besides Bill Oriely and Chris Wallace); but even idiots should have their stump to yell on. Look at what happen to Rush Limbaugh (and you all know I want him to go find his way to a ditch), in a free market society he was not allowed to compete to own a football team. Listen folks- if you can trust anyone it’s me, I am not on the left or the right. I am the middle of the road guy. Always wanting to do the best for this country; Here my warning now: America is over when this public option passes. Where done. Do you know how much this thing is going to cost us? Over 2 trillion dollars. We have just had two bailouts. Were fighting two wars. Were still spending just the normal money to keep our country going and were increasing the size of federal and local government everyday.
Now some people say well states will be able to get out of the public option if they want. Well let me tell you no state is going to pay the money to have local state run elections and let the people of the individual states vote to decided what to do because of the cost and how much do you really trust your local politicians these days. And it wont even matter because if the government has a public health care plan it will force the private sector to raise its prices on coverage and then people will be forced out of their coverage because they cant afford it and then they will have to go on the government plan. So anyway you look at it AMERICANS ARE GETTING RAPED INTO SLAVERY!!!!! I am personally seeing this happen to me already. I have EXCELLENT health care (Guidestone) and with all the talk of government ran health care my medical cost have tripled…..ALREADY…. so guess what’s going to happen. I will be forced to get the governments health care because I won’t be able to continue to pay this much for my health care. Americans now is really not the time to stand by and do nothing. Whether we loose this fight or not we need to daily write and email our president, and elected officials and tell them to stop forcing us into slavery. Because remember folks and government big enough to give you everything- health care- is also big enough to take everything away. I know you feel helpless- like there is nothing you can do. What I say now is the time to start registering to vote. Register as a conservative/independent/republican. Start to scare the hell out of the liberal communist and let them know your not about to be a slave. Write them/email/ and pray hard because we can’t go into this world of craziness. Remember I am not saying this because I am against Obama: I am saying this because I am against slavery and government ran health care will lead to slavery for all of us: White people be aware- because I don’t think that you all can handle being treated as second class citizens.
Just my opinion- I could be wrong but I doubt it!!!
Friday, October 23, 2009
My pastor, Tim Cowin, is the eldest child in his family and so am I so I am sure that you already know that we both have strong personalities. Our favorite thing to do is debate. Whether its politics, doctrines or my life decisions we always have to agree to disagree. Growing up I must confess that I thought most of his knowledge and opinions where crazy or that he just like to hear himself talk. But the older I get I must confess that I am realizing how he has been right on a few subjects. One of the things that I have been seeking lately in my life over these past few months is simple to be used by God. I am an A- type personality. I am agenda, project, schedule motivated. But lately I just want God to show up. Timothy always told me that I stress WAY too much and that I am always trying to grow up to fast. He would tell me all the time to relax and stop trying to do sooooo much, because everything has to be done in God’s timing. I use to think he was telling me this so I would leave him alone or something because I have always been a person who wanted to do A LOT!!!!. But here is what I am finding out, when you let go and let God and do things in his timing and let him be the boss he will Bless more than I can ever try to do something on my own.
Tonight we had our first service of prayer and worship (Praying @ The Vine)at the church I am attending in KC. God organized it, God gave the workers and God brought more people than I ever expected to attend (I was expecting 20 He brought for His own Glory 75). I just let God be in control and Jesus Christ did His thing. It was WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY better than I thought it was going to be; from the beginning of the planning of this even I gave it to God and He blessed my socks off. Here’s what I am starting to be more confident in when it comes to my faith. If from the beginning of any process or project or anything that you do in life, if you will let God do it- HE WILL.
when I think about the Lord
how He saved me, how He raised me
how He filled me with the Holy Ghost
how He healed me to the uttermost
when I think about the Lord
how he picked me up
turned me around
how He set my feet
on solid ground
it makes me want to shout
hallelujah! Thank you, Jesus!
Lord, you're worthy
of all the glory, and all the honor
and all the praise!
Hallelujah! Thank you, Jesus!
Lord, you're worthy
of all the glory, and all the honor
and all the praise!
(Ephesians 2:4-7, 2 Corinthians 5:17)
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
So what happens when you receive bad news? Regardless if you are a Christian or not I think that we all have the same feeling. We are distressed, filled with pain, a sense of hope is lost and we are filled with unexplained emotions. In my personal opinion I think this is the moment when we need to get filled up with hope. When we need to gear our minds and hearts with determination and prayer. In this moment when we fill like the earth is shaking, the world has collapsed, and life simply sucks- in this moment I think we as people need to get on our knees and pray. We must pray for patience, we must pray for God’s will to be done, we must pray that no matter how bad the storm gets that we will still believe. Here’s the test, all that you have believed, preached and stood on now comes into play and people are watching. I must confess that in my personal weakest moment in life, I failed. I got angry, I stopped trusting God and I intentionally went into a place of disobedience. This is why I am so fervent when I talk to people who just “got the news” to hang in there because the shame, guilt and pain that you feel later will haunt you and become a shadow over your life. Here’s what I know for sure and what I am convinced of no matter how bad the storm is whether it is in this life or the next: things will be ok somehow. When I don’t feel like praising God, I still have to. When I don’t feel like believing that God loves me, I must. When I want to give up on the fact that God loves me, I must continue to fight and have some kind of hope. Maybe the hope is not in my situation but in the innocents and laughter of a child. Maybe my defeat takes place in my soul, but I can still press on and believe and love when I see something good in the human heart of others. I know that when I ask God to be there, He is. Whether or not I like the outcome, I know that He is the resurrection and the life. May we as a people continue to believe in the hope that was sustained from the beginning of time. The hope of Jesus Christ.
"I would have lost heart if I did not believe that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living" Psalm 27:13
"When times are good, be happy, but when time are bad consider; God has made the one as well as the other." Ecclesaistes 7:14
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Just to reassure everyone I have not died, I was on fall break and so that’s why you haven’t seen many notes on all the political and cultural things that have happened in the last few weeks. I was able to go home and spend time with some of my family and friends and let me tell you- I BREAKED!!!- LOL had a good time, chilled out and relaxed. So let’s get started…
President Barack Obama has won the Noble Peace Prize. I think that he summed it up best when he said that “he didn’t deserve it”. Simply put, this is the fascist, communist, anti- capitalist leaders of the world who are inviting him into the club. They now see a leader who wants world peace or utopia- which can’t exist in a fallen world. I am fine with diplomacy and yes we have to admit Obama will do well with that as he has appointed Sec. Of State Clinton, so we can be confident in this; and we all can admit that President Bush didn’t use enough diplomacy; but here is what I am afraid of, I believe in Ron Pauls’ approach to diplomacy, national security, the UN, and relationships with other nations. And I think that Obama like President Clinton will sell his soul on some things to make the base of his party happy. All presidents do this in some way, but I don’t think that we can view things in the same way as we did since 9-11. Also the other part to this award is a direct rejection of the Bush/Chaney/ Rumsfeld policies. This is the world saying that they don’t want to be bullied anymore and the rejection of dumb wars: Iraq.
As far as National Security is concerned and protecting America I think that we must always extended a “fist bump”. Here are our standards, we can’t compromise on our convictions, but we can work on those things where we can do good to help people. Also we need to recognize that anything seen in a positive way for America, Our President Receives an worldwide honor that other positive people have received, regardless if it is earned or not it a: GOOD THING FOR AMERICA.
Another issue that we have seen take place is the Olympic bid by the President and first lady and many other influential members of our American society like Oprah and Dick Durban. I’ll be honest I was upset that America didn’t get it, Chicago is not that far for me and it would have been nice to see it here in the USA again. It would have brought positive attention, media, jobs, wealth for Chicago, Illinois and our country. We would have once again been able to show off the USA and why even with socialism shadowing our country, why we are still the greatest nation in the world. This was more to me about bringing jobs and wealth to America, not about the Obama’s and that is why I was so disturbed with the out right hate and thrill from many of my far right wing friends. I am always down for a compromise and to make things better, and if Obama’s popularity could have brought the Olympics to America then that would have been great for our nation. On things like this I think that the far right wing needs to stop being agenda driven, because after America lost far right wing commentators said “the world rejects Obama” and then a week later “the world gave him the Noble Peace Prize”. I really don’t think that this was about rejecting our president; I just think it was time for another nation to have it and I hope as Americans we will salute this other country and pray for the men and women who will be representing the USA.
Afghanistan is a war that I have always believed was justified. We know that the men who attacked us came from the borders of Afghanistan and Pakistan. We know that countries that support holocaust of people, terrorism of democracies, destruction of capitalism, and diplomatic relationships between sovereign nations helped to fund Osama Bin Laden and his group and we know that the governments of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, and Iran were all in some way apart of what happened on 9-11. But we only have direct evidence to Afghanistan and possible Pakistan when it comes to the world stage, that why we know that 8 years later Iraq has been a complete failure in the eyes of most Americas and nations of the world because we didn’t have enough evidence to sustain ourselves in Iraq and I don’t personally believe that we had enough evidence to go to Iraq.
President Obama sent his own special general to Afghanistan 8 months ago to assess the situation and to come back and report his own independent investigation on how to draw a good conclusion to the war in Afghanistan. This was a man that President Obama, Sec. Gates and Clinton, Biden, Jim Jones, Susan Rice, and his whole national security team decided on. This independent general comes back and says “I need forty thousand more troops Mr. President to do the job right”. What are we waiting for is my question? Listen we have already had one bad Commander and Chief who didn’t listen to the generals on the ground when they told them he needed more in Iraq and look at all the consequences we are facing now. Many more soldiers dead because we have been there too long. Many more mothers, fathers, children and families have received news that a troop is dead because we could have been done with this at least 3 years ago. Americans are mad that their tax dollars are still, even with all these bailouts, are being sent to fight a war we should have never been in and that cant be legally justified. The world hates us for going to Iraq, and the especially hate President Bush. This general didn’t make this conclusion by himself. He also sat down with soldiers who are on their 3rd and 4th tours to Afghanistan. He sat down with generals who have been over in Afghanistan the ENTIRE time and said what will work for them to complete successfully the mission given to them. This is not a republican or democratic issue. This is not something we need to debate. The men who killed, attacked and tried to destroy America on 9-11, are over their still in an, JUST WAR, Afghanistan and we are trying to polarize this issue and make it into a political debate- Give me a break folks; its time for America to do the really right thing, send all that the general is requesting: troops, money, equipment EXT. and lets get this war over with.
Rush Limbaugh wanted to come to my home city and be an owner of the STL Rams football team. What do I think if that: BRING HIM IN. Rush Limbaugh is a raciest, bigot, terrible family man- yes all of these things are true. He has made statements about blacks, women, minorities, football players that are horrible- yes that is true. But Rush is an excellent businessman and he wants to win. Do you think that Rush doesn’t have all those people working for him in high level executive paying jobs that he trashes? He has executive blacks, women and minorities. Rush is a jackass but he is no fool when it comes to business. He might not be a people person, but he knows what works and how to work it. I think that we would have been great for STL. Knowing Rush he would have started off with the football team, created more jobs, and then opened up other businesses and helped to improve the city and create jobs for STL, which is really struggling. For the last 10+ years the city of STL has had the most effective comptroller. Darlene Greene is financially conservative and responsible, maybe Obama should call her for some help, and she is an African America woman and a democrat. I am sure with her genius, because she is a genius and she is always in the city with the people and protecting the people’s money, that she could have helped and encouraged Rush on ways and opportunities to bring jobs to STL. This is another instance where it is not about the beliefs of the person, but rather what is good for the community as a whole. Like Obama when it came to trying to bring the Olympics to create jobs for the American people, Rush would have also done a great job in STL bringing jobs to STL.
Another thing that has to be addressed is the attack on capitalism in this issue. In a free market society EVERYONE has the right to compete- when a high power, multi million dollar figure, white guy is not allowed to compete for a franchise, what does it say for you and me. If Rush Limbaugh who make 250 Million dollars just in radio, that’s excluding all of his other things, is not allowed to compete is a free civilized market, then you and I are in serious trouble. Limbaugh should have had the right to buy the team, now the team had the right to reject his offer, but lets base it on reality- not on the mans personal attributes. If people based things on my personal attributes for every situation I was in I would have no family, friends, and I would be living under the jail. He without sin cast the first stone. Were always talking about making things fair, well in capitalism it should have been fair for even a JackAss like Rush Limbaugh.
Some other culture news: when it comes to Jon and Kate- Kate should be allowed to continue the show without Jon- yes I am sure she likes the celebrity, but she has openly admitted this is the only way she has to continue to support her kids and if nothing else TLC should give her a show by herself without the kids being on their and everyone needs to YouTube “Jon Vs. Nancy Grace” Nancy Grace eats his lunch and talks to him about all these 22 yr old girls he has been dating. The Duggar Family “18 kids and counting”- their oldest son and his wife Anna welcomed their first child into the world and she did it without any drugs as well and she did a home birth- WOW!!!! I am impressed by the way David Letterman handled his scandal- way to go Dave- get them before they get you. “The Joy Behar Show” is a hit- Joy- my liberal girlfriend continues to wow the audience. But unfortunately for “The Jay Leno” show he is not doing as well, I personally don’t think they should have ever took him off-if David Letterman is still there, why did Jay have to go and by the way Jimmy Fallon Sucks on the tonight show.
OK I am done for now- LOL I think I caught up on all the big stories, if I missed anything let me know and I will Blog about it. Keep Praying for me!!!
Because He Called Me!!!
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Most of us would have thought by now that after the last 3 years of political campaigning that the fire of politics would be over or at least clamed down. But if you have been paying any attention to the media the rants and political opposition has only gotten crazier or if not worse. Personally I love it and enjoy the debates and conversations that we see taking place today. In a democracy this is always called for: a good fight between the majority and the minority. As a moderate I love to look at both sides of the extremes and try to see where they are coming from and wonder why in the world do they do some of the things that they do and why do things happen like that happen. I am an analysis of patterns and I love to observe peoples habit.
The new four letter word that we see being shouted in the political arena is the word “socialism”. The far right is calling Obama and democrats who support Universal Health Care socialist. Are they right? Is this a bad thing? Would America benefit by socialism in any way? These are three points that I am going to try and tackle in this note. I am sure some of you wont agree with me, but that’s ok you have the right to be right- LOL
“Socialism refers to various theories of economic organization advocating public or direct worker ownership and administration of the means of production and allocation of resources, and a society characterized by equal access to resources for all individuals with an egalitarian method of compensation.
Most socialists share the view that capitalism unfairly concentrates power and wealth among a small segment of society that controls capital and derives its wealth through exploitation, creates an unequal society, does not provide equal opportunities for everyone to maximize their potentialities and does not utilize technology and resources to their maximum potential nor in the interests of the public.”
Now if this is true then not only is Obama a socialist, but most people would support this theory is some way and we already do these things in America in several ways: Medicare, Medicate, Cobra, The Public School System, Veterans Hospitals, Maternity Leave, Sick Leave, Government Housing, Welfare, Government Bailouts, The War in Iraq, Having army stations in most parts of the world, and the UN.
In my personal opinion all of these programs are a form of socialism. People in power/ the government make decisions with tax payer money, which is not regulated or decided by the people, and uses it to benefit people with little income who cannot help them.
Clearly we all would agree that the government does a horrible job of running most if not all of these programs. We see our veterans sitting in hospitals that look more like Holocaust Camps, our kids are declining in their education, Government bailouts are mainly helping the rich people rather than the poor, and the welfare and social security program needs to be fixed.
My whole thing is I do agree with free public school and I wish we could get to a point when we could have free colleges and day care. I also agree with Maternity leave pay and veterans homes. I don’t think anyone would dispute that. We know that we need social programs in America to help those who can’t help themselves, but why do we want the government more involved in our lives when it comes to our physical health. This should be an issue left to the private sector and if it gets out of control in the private sector then we as Americans should have “tea parties” on private sector ran health care systems.
Like I have said before I love Barrack Obama and I even have a lot of his stuff and I have read both of his books and I am even in the process of trying to do an internship for the White House, but why don’t we start telling the truth about socialism and where him and the majority of progressives in our country stand. Why cant we say without fighting that are president is a socialist without it being a bad word. Why are we fighting over words and attitudes rather than policies? Why are we talking so much about his race and racism, (this conversation was started by both extremes: Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck, Sean Hannity, Rachael Maddow, Keith Obberman, Nancy Pelosi during the campaign when both sides where talking more about him being a black candidate rather than a candidate), than talking about where we disagree on policies and how we can come to some type of agreement.
Socialism as we all know can work in when run by the private sector. And what I mean by this is an example of charter schools, they are funded by the government but the responsibility is left up to the administration and parents. This is an example that works. No one minds our tax dollars going to help fund education, the problem comes in when the government tries to take over and dictate what is taught, who teaches, the requirements for school success, and tries to regulate. Give my tax dollars to the schools please and leave. I want the administration and parents working together to decide what is best for public schools.
We have to agree that our tax dollars must go to fund different things that will help the poor and needy: senior citizen homes, veterans homes, welfare: by why aren’t these funds being given to places like: churches who have food pantries, the salvation army, low income housing that is ran by the states or private owners. This is where is tax money will become most effective and we will be able to see more things done and done right. That’s why we need to continue to let health care be private. Let private companies compete across state lines- yes there needs to be rules and regulations but the government does not need to offer a socialist program when it comes to health care because again as I said before: look at our veteran homes in America; go to one and tell me what you think and then I will prove to you that if this health care bill passes that is what we will have for all people.
I have become passionate about this topic and subject clearly because I am not agenda motivated, I just don’t want anyone telling me or imposing on me their rights at the end of my life or at the end of the life for the people I love. We need to fix what we have and it needs to be better regulated, but their does not need to be completion from the government because it will kill the QUALITY of what we have now.
And when it comes to the word socialism I don’t think it’s a bad word I just want Americans to start debating it and calling it what it is. If the majority of Americans think that we should become MORE of a socialistic society that is ran by the government in more areas of our lives, then fine, but can we at least fix what the government is running now (OUR ECONOMY) and the other things that I have listed first and then talk about health care. We are putting a band aide over a deep cut if we choose to go about with socialism in health care.
So when it comes to the three points that I was trying to make in my opinion and again I am not making this to be a bad word, I am just simply saying lets debate it and have conversations on what works: yes our president, whom I love and pray for, is a socialist. No I don’t think that socialism works- government is suppose to support the private sector not run it- give my money to the places that will fix the problems but don’t regulate to them what to do. And in my personal opinion I think we need to focus more on rebuilding the middle class and the private sector than rebuilding the government. Let the private sector run things; give people like me a shot first and let’s see what happens. Give me 890 billion dollar bailout and let me take it into the private sector and see what I can make happen. I promise you that I could run health care clinics, school systems, programs for the poor- better than the government and the bureaucrats can.
I am all for making things fair and equal but only in the private sector. If we are going to continue to say that this is a democracy then we have to understand that in a democracy there are always going to be different classes of people: lower class, middle class and upper class. That’s the definition of democracy in a society. But if we don’t want that, then we have to admit that we will no longer live and support capitalism. But rather if we choose not to walk in this we will take socialism to dangerous places and the most dangerous place is dealing with the physical health of individuals. But this at the same time should not surprise people, if the government can regulate who lives and dies in the womb, then what makes you think that they won’t regulate who lives and dies in the nursing home……
That’s all I am saying: I could be wrong but I doubt it…
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
This is a statement that was read over the PA system at the football game at Roane County High School , Kingston , Tennessee , by school Principal, Jody McLeod
> "It has always been the custom at Roane County High School football games, to say a prayer and play the National Anthem, to honor God and Country."
> Due to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court, I am told that saying a Prayer is a violation of Federal Case Law. As I understand the law at this time, I can use this public facility to approve of sexual perversion and call it "an alternate life style," and if someone is offended, that's OK.
> I can use it to condone sexual promiscuity, by dispensing condoms and calling it, "safe sex...." If someone is offended, that's OK.
> I can even use this public facility to present the merits of killing an unborn baby as a "viable! means of birth control." If someone is offended, no problem...
> I can designate a school day as "Earth Day" and involve students in activities to worship religiously and praise the goddess "Mother Earth" and call it "ecology.."
> I can use literature, videos and presentations in the classroom that depicts people with strong, traditional Christian convictions as "simple minded" and "ignorant" and call it "enlightenment.."
> However, if anyone uses this facility to honor GOD and to ask HIM to Bless this event with safety and good sportsmanship, then Federal Case Law is violated..
> This appears to be inconsistent at best, and at worst, diabolical.
Apparently, we are to be tolerant of everything and anyone, except GOD and HIS Commandments.
> Nevertheless , as a school principal, I frequently ask staff and students to abide by rules with which they do not necessarily agree. For me to do otherwise would be inconsistent at best, and at worst, hypocritical... I suffer from that affliction enough unintentionally. I certainly do not need to add an intentional transgression.
> For this reason, I shall "Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's," and refrain from praying at this time.
> "However, if you feel inspired to honor, praise and thank GOD and ask HIM, in the name of JESUS, to Bless this event, please feel free to do so. As far as I know, that's not against the law----yet."
> One by one, the people in the stands bowed their heads, held hands with one another and began to pray.
> They prayed in the stands.. They prayed in the team huddles. They prayed at the concession stand and they prayed in the Announcer's Box!
> The only place they didn't pray was in the Supreme Court of the United States of America- the Seat of "Justice" in the "one nation, under GOD."
> Somehow, Kingston , Tennessee Remembered what so many have forgotten. We are given the Freedom OF Religion, not the Freedom FROM Religion. Praise GOD that HIS remnant remains!
> JESUS said, "If you are ashamed of ME before men, then I will be ashamed of you before MY FATHER.."
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Well I think that after a week of hearing about all of this “Race Card” crap when it comes to Obama and linking these people to him: Kenya West, Rep. Joe Wilson, Jimmy Carter, Rush Limbaugh, the school bus fight in IL, ACORN and others- I am going to jump in and give my opinion.
I do believe that there are a significant amount of Americans who dislike the fact that we have an African American president. I think that those same people would be upset if GOP Chairman Michael Steel or Condi Rice was president also. But I also think that they would be upset if it was a woman of any color, a Mormon like Mitt Romney, a Chinese, Mexican, or anything besides a “Christian Southern White Male” who drinks Budweiser and goes to church on Sunday; let’s just be honest here. I also think that there are a significant amount of people that are ignorant of facts and have been scared by fear without facts; I go to school with many of them and many of them are my friends that I have to try and correct them because of the ignorance that comes out of their mouths. We have to be honest with ourselves and with this argument and say that race and ignorance are always held by sections of people when it comes to any debate on any topic; its America and that’s just one of the fabrics that make us who we are weather we like it or not.
But the heartbeat of this debate is made up of people who know the facts, who are not raciest, and most of them have some ethnicity (Irish, native America, polish, German, african american) in them or are women, and they love the president and pray for him and his family they just disagree with his political policies. These Americans are happy and excited that we have a black man representing our country around the world. They believe in equal rights for all people and they wouldn’t care at all if the next 44 presidents where black. These people can even understand why the president had to come up with the stimulus package, and the bailouts and would understand if the president had to have another bailout, because as you can see their where no “Tea Parties” during those activities because economical issues can be a fine line to walk on, and we all know that Obama didn’t get us into this mess so maybe he was doing what he thought was right.
But the problem is that these “tea partiers” and “value voters” are mad as hell because government ran health care is socialism. The definition of socialism is when the government controls or regulates businesses that compete with the private sector (Because eventually the private companies will be forced out of the competition or limited in such a way that they wont be able to make a profit and have to sell their companies and resources to the governement- Look at Massachusetts- ask the people up their how they like their governement ran health care). These people are not talking about race, Joe Wilson is not talking about race, what he did and what many Americans are standing up and shouting for is because Government ran health care will knock out competition in the private sector and it will reduce the quality of health care that we have here in America. The current health care system is broken, but the last thing we need is the government who does such a great job running things (sarcasm) stepping in and running health care.
This is a “death panel” debate because the government will start to decided whose life is worth saving and whose live is not worth saving. Right now hospitals have to TREAT ALL PEOPLE WITH THE BEST CARE AVAIBLIABLE; but when the government steps in they will be able to make the rules about who can and who should live or die, because it will “save money” rather than “saving lives”. These are the facts. I believe that a person who is 100 years old has just as much value and significance as a 20 year old and I believe that both of them deserve the best care that they can get and they ought to have their decisions made between them and their doctor, not between them, their doctor and the government.
What takes focus from the real conversation is when you get idiots who should be executed at the stake like: Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck, Sean Hannity, Nancy Pelosi, Rachael Maddow, Keith Obberman, Jimmy Carter: all of these damn fools are the reason why people are using the race card, and these are EXTREMEST ON BOTH SIDES LEFT AND RIGHT. Yes there are racial problems in America, but this conversation of protecting the lives of America, keeping people safe from the government, and fixing health insurance and lowering cost have nothing to do with race. Yes there are ignorant people, but lets not include them in our conversation; those extremist on both sides will eventually be extinct because no one wants to hear them talk about their agenda motivated ideas. And let’s get back to real conversation about how we keep the quality and lower the cost.
And again here are my solutions:
1.Letting insurance companies compete across state lines
2.Putting rules on malpractice laws
3.Lowering cost for seniors and children
4.Fixing Medicare, Welfare, Social Security, Cobra, and Medicate
5.Allowing people with pre-existing health problems to get insurance and not to have their cost higher if they are sick. Same rules and cost should be across the board for everyone.
Come on America we can do better than this…. Let’s get off the “Racial Excuse Bus” that has nothing to do with the serious concerns about HEALTH CARE REFORM and let’s debate this issue. There is a time and place and position when it comes to race and the seriousness of it that we need to address with both the far left and the far right- but focus on the shoot and the shoot is health care right now. When it comes to race or race card playing I will be the first to stand up for it like I did when it came to the professor Gates situation which I stand by was racially motivated, but this is not a instance like that at all. Health care Reform…. And ideas?
I could be wrong…. but I doubt it…
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Wow this has been a crazy week since President Obama made his speech. Many people are talking about the congressman’s comments during the president when he shouted out “You Lie”. I want to address some issues that I think are “media money” and politically driven that has taken priority over the real issues when it comes to this issue and the issue of the two million people who marched on Washington for the tea party.
I don’t think that the congressman was out of line at all. Since the beginning of this nation politicians have literally fought to have their opinions heard. In the beginning of this country they use to physically fight in many instances for the right of power and rule. During most presidents and even within their own parties their have been fights, outburst and signs of disagreement with the president. Does this help the cause of the conservative movement not really because it focuses on a man rather than trying to defeat universal health care. But I don’t think that this congressman or the politicians that where waving their bills in the air during the presidents speech where being disrespectful.
Also as absurd as people like Glen Bleck , who should be buried alive, who call the president a raciest is, it is just as crazy to think that these tea party participants and the politicians are raciest as well. I think that the race card is overly used in all of this (Since Obama has been elected we have only had one instance nationally that was out of line when it came to race and that was the horrible treatment of Professor Gates and I stand by my statement when I say it was because he was black). Now lets be honest, we know that there are ignorant people in every group but the majority of people who disagree with the health care bill are really not that mad at Obama, I am sure that they think he is a nice guy and a great husband and father, they just disagree with his policies and the policies of the democrats in congress. This is not a issue of race, this is a issue of policy. But the problem is the conservatives have a image problem. They are not putting educated, well rounded African Americans like me up on the platform and they don’t know how to reach people like myself because for so many years they have sat us in the back of the bus. Their needs to be an apology made to conservative African Americas and then to let us come in with our views and counter attack and have a real conversation with democrats and president obama.
The health care bill is not to help the poor, but rather it is the second step, roe vs wade being the first, of population control and government control from the far left of the party. I think that conservatives have to fix their image and control their tongues and continue to fight for freedom for all people and in the process of reorganizing our image when can no longer be the party of “rich white men”. Rather we have to have Mexicans, blacks, women, Asians, poor, old and people who come just like they are into this party; if Christians can have “Christian Rap and Rock” then the conservative movement can have Bobby House III cause you know I am not changing for NOBODY- I am coming just like this- HOLLA. We can no longer have a “test” to be in the Republican Party (I use this as an example because people like Dick Cheney, who is the main reason why people hate George Bush, say that Colin Powell and Megan Mccain shouldn’t be in the conservative movement) . We have to accept all views. Some republicans believe in the CoOp for health care, some don’t and that’s where the conversation has to begin; its not the democrats and Obama that are beating us, we are beating ourselves.
Again lets continue to fight for affordable health care for all Americans by doing the following:
1.Letting insurance companies compete across state lines
2.Putting rules on malpractice laws
3.Lowering cost for seniors and children
4.Fixing Medicare, Welfare, Social Security, Cobra, and Medicate
5.Allowing people with pre-existing health problems to get insurance and not to have their cost higher if they are sick. Same rules and cost should be across the board for everyone.
This, my friends is the way to fix Health Care in America, and it is not raciest to say that you disagree with universal health care. But as conservatives with must stop shouting and start coming up with real solutions because look at Massachusetts and their health care program it is bankrupting their state and we don’t want a system like that for America. And another thing is we can mandate people to get health care because I personally know people who wouldn’t get health care for any reason- they really do believe in taking chances and that is their right. There is only about 15-20 million Americans who want health care and can’t afford it or who are dissatisfied with their current plan. Let’s fix what we have and add to it, not throw it out and start over. We can save money, lives, and keep the quality of health care with my plan. This is not about party or politics- this is about doing the right thing. Email the white house and tell them your plan and concerns go to the white houses’ website- we can’t be silent anymore on this issue. It will bankrupt America and send us to a socialistic society.
Has Obama and the Democrats lied to us, absolutely not. We heard him campaign and we heard all of the democrats campaign and we have been listening to Nancy Pelosi and far left liberals for years tell us that they are socialist. So we should not be surprised when they are doing what they have said that they would do. When government runs the private sector or has influence over the private sector that is socialism and that is the platform that Obama, democrats and the far left stand on- and we have to accept that this is our new conversation; Socialism Vs. Capitalism. And in my opinion we have to save capitalism but at the same time fix it because we all know that George Bush implemented A LOT of socialist and liberal agendas himself, (Homeland Security and the Iraq War). Don’t fight for a party or an agenda. Fight for the right of freedom- that’s all I am saying.
I could be wrong, but I doubt it- be Blessed.