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!!!