Will Americans have to go via the IRS or state department next time they want to book a family vacation? Perhaps. As the shredding of the Constitution sounds in D.C., the shredders continue to fly under the American radar. I have come across another example that things are definitely NOT what they appear to be in the nation’s capitol.
Bill S. 1813 appears to be a bill regarding America’s highways and travel. Its’ intent is “to reauthorize federal-aid highway and highway safety construction programs, and for other purposes.” Don’t you just love how they always put that “other purposes” in there? Geez, all they had to do with the healthcare bill is to say its’ intent was to: convert America’s healthcare system to socialism and “other purposes.” They could’ve saved 2,000 pages and well, the Liberals would have been happy that by doing so half a rainforest was saved! It’s like a husband telling his wife he is going to Vegas with the intention of playing golf and “other purposes.” I’m pretty sure she’s going to wonder what those other purposes are. So why when politicians who directly affect each one of our lives act so vaguely do we pass it off as if they have our best interest at their power grabbing hearts? We shouldn’t and here’s another example as to why we must dig deep and far beyond what mainstream news talks about.
So what are the “other purposes?” S 1813 is also known as the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21stCentury Act” or “MAP 21.” The problem is this bill is not just about highway construction but rather it’s about constructing your travel capacities and putting that decision in the hands of the State Department and/or IRS. Yes, you heard me correctly.
California’s little Liberal Darling, Barbara Boxer (who sponsored this bill) added an amendment in section 40304. This amendment gives power to the IRS and/or state department to revoke a U.S. citizen’s passport if it’s believed that a tax payer owes more than 50,000 dollars in back taxes. First off did you catch that part that says believe? What happened to proof? I guess that went away along with one having to be a United States citizen to vote!
Now there is another bill in the Senate that all cars need a black box by 2015. Considering the fact that gas prices continue to rise and Obama wants us all to basically pedal with our feet, they will probably be able to just use our footprints to track us. A lot of people think this is no big deal. Our privacy is being diminished by a huge government eraser. The problem is that since we don’t know what our rights are, we don’t recognize when they are being relinquished. There’s no red flag waving because we don’t even have the pole. We have become accustomed to this because we have been living with government intrusion and the relinquishing of our rights for far too long. So often I hear people label those of us who realize the true threat of government unconstitutionally handcuffing us as ‘conspiracy theorists.’ Don’t get me wrong, there are definitely those who believe every single thing is a conspiracy and that the soup can the bum on the street corner is holding out for money is actually a microphone who works for the CIA. On the other hand, what do those naysayers say when the fears of Americans (I call them fears not conspiracies) actually come to fruition?
The fact is the tracking of US citizens is increasing, This is a fact, not a conspiracy. Barack Obama just recently diverted 500 million dollars to the IRS to implement the new health care law.
He plans on hiring thousands of new IRS agents. At a time when the IRS should be diminishing our rights are diminishing. The IRS is growing and let’s just take one from the intrusive D.C. politicians book; their intent is to collect money and for ‘’other purposes.” I remember somewhere in history when travel restrictions were implemented on its’ citizens too…someplace called the Soviet Union…When a nation has a handful of leaders who align themselves with Communism, expect Communistic laws.
My question is why does the government want to intrude on travel? Why are they doing this? Why would they want to relinquish one’s right to travel outside of the United States? Many claim this is just a means to collect more money. I think it goes beyond that. Since tracking has become a major task by the federal government, is this just another way the government can track you and know who is here and who is not? They don’t want to track the millions and millions of illegals in this nation but they sure want to track United States citizens! How are they going to implement this if this ‘’highway’’ bill passes? Are they going to require US citizens to PROVE they don’t owe back taxes prior to booking a non-domestic flight? Are we going to be required to make a reservation via the IRS or state department? One might think that is just ridiculous; a conspiracy off the conspiratorial Richter scale! Well, who would have thought the American people would have been told that Congress had to ‘’pass a bill in order to see what’s in it?” Who would have thought that we would soon have to go through the United States government to receive a permission slip for a medical procedure? So why not have to go through the United States government to get a travel okay to leave the United States? If things don’t change here in America soon, the problem for Americans won’t be wanting to get out, it will be not wanting to come back in…
As America eagerly awaits the ruling from the Supreme Court on Obama’s unprecedented healthcare mandate, there is something much bigger the American people should be learning from all of this. This ruling should exemplify the necessity to get Barack Obama out of the White House before he has the opportunity to appoint more Supreme Court justices to the bench which we know will sway America heavily to the left. Our claws are heavily dug into the Republic America is trying to remain while this administration is trying to pry them away. We know that Supreme Court Justice Ruth “I wouldn’t look to America’s Constitution as a template to draft a Constitution in another country” Ginsburg will probably be the next to go. If Barack Obama gets another four years, he will be nominating another Justice to the Supreme Court and you can bet your bottom dollar (or change under this administration) that he will put another activist left-leaning judge who will solidify a leftist majority on the highest court in the land.
Remember these appointments are life appointments. These Justices and their rulings have major consequences on the United States. This isn’t something to take lightly. They have already legalized the murder of babies in the womb. In Engle v Vitale they ruled prayers in school to be unconstitutional. They just recently ruled that detention centers don’t need any probable cause or suspicion to strip search American citizens who are arrested on non-criminal acts. I’m not saying all the rulings from the Supreme Court have been bad. What I am saying are these few rulings I have mentioned here, strike out the core of this Republic; denying one the right to LIFE, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, silencing ones’ right to express their freedom of religion and relinquishing one’s fourth amendment to unreasonable search and seizures. What’s next?
This is a subject not a lot of Americans are talking about on the grounds of being a vital factor in the upcoming election. I am surprised the Republican Presidential nominees have also been remiss in talking about this very real danger to not only the foundation of America but the sovereignty of America. Not only will another four years of Barack Obama mean fundamental changes to the Supreme Court and the way they rule, but think about the appointment of Federal Judges.
Not only will the Supreme Court be dramatically affected, but there will be an increase in “Circus Courts” a la ninth circuit in California. Obama will appoint judges all over this country who are aligned with his radical ideology. He will go through the back door to fundamentally change the United States of America bypassing the will of the American people. We saw this happen in California regarding proposition eight a few years back. The people voted that they did not want gay marriage. A left leaning pro gay judge came in and ruled against the will of the people. This will happen all over America if we don’t pull the tube that is feeding Obama his power.
If ObamaCare is in fact ruled unconstitutional, it’s not time to break out the party blowers and streamers yet. We still need to get him out of the White House. If ObamaCare is thrown out by the Supreme Court that doesn’t mean Obama won’t continue to implement socialist policies on other levels and implement laws on states (as he has already done) that trample on religious liberty or diminish states’ rights. What better thing for Obama to be able to appoint Obama-like judges to courts all over the country that will rule against the will of the people and side with big government?
It’s interesting that our Founding Fathers said the judicial branch was actually the least threatening to our Republic! Alexander Hamilton said this because he saw the judicial branch for what it was supposed to be; an interpreter of the laws and not a policy maker. Welcome to 2012 Mr. Hamilton. When we have a Supreme Court Justice saying she would never use the very Constitution she is supposed to use for rulings as an outline for other nations drawing up their own Constitution, we have a big problem America.
I hear every day from people on the television, to radio personalities say that Obama is just plain ‘’dumb’’ or that he must not understand how the Constitution works. That statement in itself is not only dumb but naïve. Barack Obama knows exactly what he is doing. Obama and his fellow Saul Alinsky cronies know that the American people (well, most of us…I still don’t know what is wrong with the ‘’strongly approve’’ Americans) will stand up and fight. Therefore, what better way for him to implement his fundamental change than to go through the backdoor; the courts. If he can appoint judges that will rule on the side of Socialism then he doesn’t need the okay of the American people because our opinion will be null and void along with our Constitution.
This is why I say, even if ObamaCare is ruled unconstitutional, we must still do all we can to send Obama back to where he came from. Wherever that is…Furthermore, the issue of the Supreme Court and the Federal Courts needs to serve as a major reminder to us all that the Republican Party must elect the candidate who is most aligned with our founding principles and will follow the Constitution. Our courts were not created to override the will of the people but to ensure that we remain the Republic we are; that the will of the people is represented. Obama is using the Constitution as a dinner mat. He is politically shredding it before our very eyes and we often appear to be complacent. The other percentage of Americans still are basking under the hope and change sun with their rose colored glasses on. Obama could be having a bon fire while using the Constitution as the firewood on the White House lawn and there would still be those waiting to get in the conga line. Eva Longoria has already made her reservation! It’s time to put the gavel to the ballot. America can’t be sentenced to four more years of Barack Obama.
I don’t remember an election where a candidate didn’t even have half the delegates needed to actually win the nomination and the American people were constantly told to simply “come together” or to just concede and ‘’get behind’’ that person. The media and the majority of the establishment have truly exemplified the left’s mentality of one not having to actually earn something but rather it just be given to them. It’s as if the media has taken over with Occupy Election 2012. News alert to mainstream: There are a lot more than one per center’s out here in this matter and we are not going to compromise nor concede to the candidate you are pushing upon us. We aren’t going to drop those red, white and blue balloons yet regardless of the fact you’re already inflating them. It’s we the people, not we the media.
Not even half of the states in this Republic have gone to the polls to elect the man who will stand up against the train wreck who has been steering us on the Socialism Express for the last three years. But yet, every day we are told that one particular candidate is the ‘’inevitable’’ nominee and that he is the ‘’only one who can beat Obama.” I have always said, whoever the media subtly endorses, or in this case blatantly endorses in a Republican nomination process, the voters need to flee in the opposite direction. Am I saying all media is doing this? No. However the big networks, newspapers, talking heads, paid political pundits and so-called non-establishment columnists are.
Not only have the American people experienced how pushy the establishment can be, we have also seen how they are able to pick the political topic for the week (or months), falsely spin it and then blame a particular candidate for not talking about the ‘’important issues.” Prime example is what they did to Senator Santorum. The fact is that ABC’s George Stephanopoulos was the man responsible for bringing up contraception in one of the first Presidential debates. Unfortunately they were successful in their attempt to trap the candidates in their media net and the birth control issue became more like the catch of the next three months instead of the catch of the day. We need to remain a few strokes ahead of them and not let something as ridiculous as reproduction and birth control dictate our discussion. Speaking of producing, I’m still waiting for someone to produce the tape where Senator Santorum said he is going to take away a woman’s birth control. ..
Last night while watching the returns from Ohio, Tennessee, Oklahoma and the other Super Tuesday states, CNN did a hypothetical delegate map where they played around with numbers and states regarding the candidate’s potential wins. I wouldn’t mind hypothetical maps if they actually did hypothetical’s that were possible for all candidates. It was as if they gave John King only one Crayola to use, Romney Red.
I know from experience this election after speaking with hundreds of voters the lines of truth and complacency are merging. This is far from over. We need to remember that we live in a Republic and all of us are to be represented. That means we each get a say and that it’s our duty to educate ourselves on the issues and not simply take what a Super PAC ad says or a paid panel of pundits. We are capable of thinking for ourselves. Whenever we are rushed into something, it should serve as a bright yellow yield sign. Usually when someone rushes us to do something they are hiding something or they know that the passing of time will be disadvantageous to them. Just like when Nancy Pelosi said ‘’we must pass the healthcare bill in order to see what’s in it.”
The establishment is trying to rush us into picking a candidate, a particular candidate. It’s in these moments we must refuse compromise and we must take the longest pause. In the end yes, Republicans will back our nominee. We want Barack Obama on flight #2013 back to Chicago, golf clubs and all. What I am saying is that this time hopefully it won’t be as it was in 2008; when the majority of us had to close our eyes and clench our jaw while pulling the lever for our Republican nominee.
It looks like Obama has updated his Blackberry Daily Devotions application recently. Yesterday was the National Prayer Breakfast and Obama used the occasion to scramble support for his animosity against the rich. In essence what he did was not preach the prosperity gospel but his own gospel, the non-prosperity gospel. Obama turned the podium into a pulpit as he used the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ to make political points.
Barack Obama has been under serious heat from the Catholic community for his requirement that church-affiliated employers must cover birth control regardless of their religious convictions. So the timing for Obama to log into his blackberry devotions and quote a couple verses from the Bible couldn’t have been more politically motivated and absolutely repulsive. Here’s a man who is adamant to force Christian employers to go against their Christian social conservative beliefs and yet in the next breath he is trying to convince the American people that his fiscal plan is derived from Scripture? Now, as Barack would say, let me be fair, he did mention Islamic and Jewish teachings as well to back up his anti-rich tax plan, but not as much as he did Jesus. Barack said, “If I’m willing to give something up as somebody who’s been extraordinarily blessed, and give up some of the tax breaks that I enjoy, I actually think that’s going to make economic sense,” he said. “But for me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus’ teaching that ‘for unto whom much is given, much shall be required.’ In Obama Land I guess it’s okay to use Scripture when it’s about taxing the rich but when it comes to other issues such as gay marriage and abortion it’s off limits; which brings me to my next point…
The hypocrisy halo was shinning very brightly over Barack yesterday morning. He said that ‘faith and values should play as much a role in tackling the nation’s challenges and sound decision making and smart policies.’ So Obama implies God guides his economic policy…sure would be nice if that were the case for him regarding social policy! In the 2008 election year when Rick Warren asked Obama about how his ‘’Christian faith’’ would play a role in faith based social issues such as abortion, Obama refused to answer and replied, ‘that’s above my pay grade.” But it’s not above his pay grade when it comes to advancing his economic socialist agenda! Obama said yesterday that he believed in a “biblical call” to care for the poor and to follow “the responsibility we’re given in Proverbs to ‘Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.’ Really, Barack? Speak up for those who cannot speak up for themselves, like perhaps for the unborn? Remember: this is a man who voted AGAINST a bill in the Senate that required a doctor to save the life a baby who survived a botched abortion. This is man who within twenty-four hours of his first day in office overturned President Bush’s ban on the disgusting, barbaric procedure of partial birth abortion. This is a man who consults Lady Gaga on advancing pro gay policy.
Under Barack Obama this nation has seen more religious suppression on Christians than ever before. So the fact that Obama quoted some Bible verses over some eggs and bacon yesterday morning does not impress me, nor does it fool me. It actually motivates me to join millions of American’s in our fight to ensure this nation sees the day on January 20, 2013, when we can send him and his BlackBerry back to Chicago.
Let me start by saying what I do understand:
1.) As Americans we are entitled to think for ourselves
2.) As Americans we are allowed to disagree
3.) As Americans we have a duty/privilege to elect the person we believe has America’s best interest at heart
4.) As Americans we (well hopefully most of us) can discern when our country is headed towards complete destruction
5.) As Americans we can have logical debates
6.) As Americans we can agree that America is a nation worth fighting for
7.) As Americans however, we may not always agree on the best way to protect what we’re fighting for…
The United States is on the brink of economic collapse, we are facing a major war in the Middle East with Iran, Israel, America and other nations, we are 16 trillion dollars in debt, we are killing more than 4,000 babies a day, we are diminishing the sanctity of marriage, we are arming Israel’s enemies, we are tearing down the cross while rolling out prayer rugs…I can go on and on and on. The majority of American Conservatives agree for the most part on how to deal with these undercurrents of immorality that are drowning this nation.
Now here is what I don’t understand:
1.) We have four candidates left in the Republican field; one stood up for gay marriage, abortion and implemented health care a la Obama style
2.) One is 110% right on the economy but has no clue on a ideological basis the threat that Iran poses to the world
3.) One sat on a couch with Nancy Pelosi and argued in favor of one of the biggest lies America has been scammed by; global warming
4.) And the last one is sitting out in right field with not even 10% of the problems the other candidates have but yet he remains low in the polls…why? That’s why I say, I just don’t understand…
As I have always said, nobody is a perfect candidate. Nobody is going to be infallible, ever. What is so upsetting to me as a Christian Conservative is to see so many of my fellow Christian Conservatives or even just Conservatives or Republicans fall into the media trap as they allow fear to rule their hearts. There is one man up there who is the most Conservative, who doesn’t come with years of Liberal ideas and who doesn’t have a history of making bad decisions and that man is Rick Santorum. There have been three states and three different winners but somehow since it appears Romney will take Florida tomorrow night, we are supposed to be tolerant that our vote won’t matter when it gets to the other not so moderate states? This isn’t right.
I hear from so many who tell me they really want to vote for Rick but fear has dissuaded them because ‘’he can’t win.” Really? They said that about Reagan too. Why can’t he win? It’s disheartening. Why are Republicans going to make the same mistake we made in 2008 by putting John McCain up against Obama? The only thing they really differed on was their hair color. Think about this, if Gingrich is elected Obama probably already has tapes of him loaded up ready to roll out of his Kodak moment on the Pelosi global warming couch. This is a big deal. Do you realize how much money and how many regulations have come from the global warming hoax? Now, if Romney wins we can kiss goodbye the debate on ObamaCare. If Rick wins what does the left truly have that Obama and the huge Soros funded mob can throw at him? Not a whole lot if a lot of anything. But the Soros funded pundits and media have as petrified of a Santorum nomination. I don’t understand…
As Conservatives are we not supposed to vote our faith and convictions? Are we supposed to deep down support someone in our gut but due to political talk show hosts, pundits and fear we pull the lever for the not-so Conservative guy? This is wrong and we are going to put ourselves in the same spot we did in 2008. We are not called as Christians to leave our faith and convictions at the door of a ballot box! I would much rather vote for a man who has lived out what he preaches as Rick Santorum has versus someone who chooses based on political expediency. When one weighs the problems of the other two candidates versus the problems Rick Santorum would have facing Obama, the scale will come crashing down with the other two. Don’t vote out of fear. If you truly feel Rick Santorum is the one with whom you are most aligned then vote for him. We need to put a stark contrast against Barack Obama and the only one who emits that stark yet bright contrast is Rick Santorum.
Thirty-nine years ago the United States of America gave the green light sentencing to death the most vulnerable of a nations’ citizens; the unborn. It seems every year the same marches are marched, the same signs are held, and the same chants are chanted. Yes, I do see a lot of progress being made in the states but after years and years of new law makers in Washington who profess to stand with the unborn children, why has there not been more progress? Why are American tax dollars still going to abort children on a daily basis? Why are there not more on the federal level who are willing to adamantly fight to put abortion as a front burner issue? It’s unfortunate that in America today, abortion is not considered an ‘’important issue.” On various polls I believe its level of importance has fallen as low as Congress’ approval rating. I have stressed over and over, until we get or moral priorities in check, America shouldn’t expect to see much economical flourishing.
I often get asked as a Conservative how I can be against abortion but in favor of the death penalty. My question is how can one be for abortion but against the death penalty? Presidential candidate Rick Santorum said it best recently when he was asked this question; so a man who brutally beats and rapes a woman receives no punishment but the innocent child conceived from the rape does?
I recently partook in a gathering outside Arizona State Capitol on opening day session. Various pro-abortion women’s’ groups were marching in circles in order to tell Arizona’s Conservative/pro-life lawmakers that ‘’we are watching you.” No joke, that is what their t-shirts said. I guess it’s a good thing these pro abortion women had pro life mothers or else they wouldn’t be alive to advocate their so –called cause. Reagan said it best, “I realize that all those who are for abortion have already been born.” One girl had her newborn baby draped in a pink Planned Parenthood t-shirt. Gee, I guess Planned Parenthood doesn’t need billboards anymore! As I stood there I had a few pink t-shirt wearing women come up to me and scathingly whisper in my ear “if you care so much about the children why don’t you pay for their health care!” Well according to these women the only health care they need is a visit to Planned Parenthood and they won’t ever need to worry about providing health care for their child.
It was then when I just stepped back, stood on the lawn and watched these women banter and chant for ‘’choice.’’ I don’t know if you’ve ever just had a moment where you step back and take everything in. It’s then when it really hit me; the pro abortion movement is so powerful and it truly is huge. I would estimate about 250 pro abortion women to the 50 or so pro life supporters. I had a moment where it did seem overwhelming. I prayed. I can’t imagine if I felt that way how much more it must pain the Creator of those lives being called a ‘’choice.’’ As I stood back taking it all in, praying, one thing really stood out to me; there is something in the hearts of these women that only God Almighty can change. There is a hard- heartedness within them. There were times I couldn’t respond to them, not because I didn’t know what to say but I really felt bad for them. These women are so deceived…How does one little person like me break down a hardened wall? Ultimately, I felt comfort knowing that even though the task is huge and sometimes it feels so overwhelming that as Christians we know it’s simply our job to plant the seed and Christ will handle the fruition part…
I pray for the day Roe vs. Wade is overturned and the death sentence imposed on 4,000 innocent victims a day is commuted. The task can seem overwhelming because I felt it that day on the Capitol lawn. How can we as individuals fight the establishment and companies who receive millions and millions of government subsidies to abort children? The truth is if you can impact just one person, you are doing something. If you attend one event and make one connection, you are doing something. We need to be bold. We must not be afraid. Someone has to be the voice for the voiceless. The pro life movement does not have the money the pro abortion movement has, but we do have the Creator of life in our favor. We know He knew us BEFORE He formed us in the womb (Jeremiah 1:5) In the meantime, the death toll continues to rise…what will you do to stop it?
I’ve watched reports of the Italian cruise ship that sank this weekend and it made me think of the United States. South Carolina is right around the corner and it appears as if one state (New Hampshire) has already chosen the GOP nominee for the remaining 49 states. Or as Obama would say, the remaining 56 states. I’ve always said the primary should be held on one day, just like the general election and the winner should be chosen by popular vote of all 50 states, not just two or three. However, that won’t change right now but it proves my point that now more than ever we (Republicans/Conservatives/Independents) must make the decision for ourselves and not who the media or dropout candidates choose for us.
I’m not going to pin one candidate against the other now. Although, I have my choice and you will more than likely figure that out by time I am finished, but rather I want to emphasize why Americans need to refute the deceptive idea that faith shouldn’t have any part in politics. There is a direct correlation between laws, which dictate policy, that have direct moral implications. Laws define the morality of a nation. A nation that erodes truth and morals will be a nation facing judgment. America is that nation and we have a decision to make, not only on a national stage, but most importantly, an individual stage.
I understand the economic situation we’re in. I have friends and family that have been under such devastating hardships and it’s heartbreaking to see. Obama’s policies have done nothing but erode the rapidly fraying capitalistic rope of America. However, America should have expected no less from a man who admitted his ties to radical communists. That’s why it’s vital the GOP nominate someone who understands the greatness of capitalism and not someone who sees the rich as a threat to his communist ideas.
However, this is where I feel Americans are not making the necessary connection. The truth is, not only has the capitalistic rope of America been fraying but the morality rope has already been split in two. Morals MUST play a part in the 2012 elections. The decline in morality within America is a direct correlation as to why we are in the dire situation we are in. Now please understand me; I put no faith in man, only Christ. I don’t believe a politician is going to save anyone. Only Christ can. I don’t believe that any politician is infallible, only Christ is. I don’t believe that if Obama is ousted this year that peace will reign, peace will only reign when Christ returns. What I do know is America does have a government who writes laws, passes laws and signs laws. Well, according to Obama he does all of the above. It’s our duty to ensure those responsible for enacting legislation understand that if their laws are laced with immorality, that it will act as a catalyst to further economic and other devastation for America. There are three areas where within the last couple decades America has been hanging onto the sinking bow of the USS Shining City on a Hill.
The barbaric way we treat the unborn: Hitler savagely murdered six million Jews and the world was at war. America has murdered 60 million of their own and it is called ‘’choice.” America has failed to protect the most innocent and vulnerable; the unborn. Rather we have turned a blind eye to a barbaric practice which we allow politicians to call a ‘’medical procedure’’ or ‘’women’s reproductive rights.” In 2008 Christians came out voting heavily for Barack Obama, the most pro abortion President America has ever had. A man who voted against a ban a partial birth abortion, where the child is partially born then murdered. A man who defended his view by stating, “I wouldn’t want my daughter punished with a baby.” How is it possible Christians could vote for a man who completely stands against everything Christ explicitly spoke of; “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you” Jeremiah 1:5 ” You knit me in my mother’s womb . . . nor was my frame unknown to you when I was made in secret” (Psalm 139:13,15). “You have been my guide since I was first formed . . . from my mother’s womb you are my God” (Psalm 22:10-11) America can’t be naïve and believe that the Creator of all life will not seek justice for every life He has created.: Lest innocent blood be shed in your land, which the Lord your God gives you as an inheritance, and so blood guilt be upon you” Deut. 19:10
The way we’ve diminished the sanctity of marriage: marriage is becoming less and less common in America. The divorce rate is at 50 percent and many of the couples who choose to get married often talk about their marriage as being their first of more than likely many. Marriage isn’t something one goes into because you read an advertisement for the Little White Chapel in Vegas. It has lost its’ foundation. It is not just covenant between husband and wife but a covenant with God. It is the foundation of a family: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. And God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it” Genesis 1:27-28. It’s no surprise that since the sanctity of marriage has been rewritten by politicians that there has been in increase in divorce. There is a reason the Lord specified man and woman and explicitly condemned homosexuality. However in America’s post-modern era we live in, marriage is looked at as something you do if you simply ‘’love someone.” Or in Rosie O’Donnell’s case it’s something you do if you want to spite George W. Bush. If that’s the case why do so many marriages fail even when they say they are in love? Marriage is so much more than just loving someone. It’s about building a life, a covenant, raising children upon a solid foundation as Christ intended. That’s why the argument of why can’t homosexuals marry if they love each other is clearly refuted when one understands the true meaning of marriage. Unfortunately, more Americans are following what The Church of Lady Gaga believes marriage should be as opposed to what the Creator of marriage says. The Lord takes covenants extremely serious. Throughout Scripture the covenant of marriage between a husband and wife is compared to the covenant of marriage between Christ with His people. Paul said “I betrothed you to Christ, to present you as a pure bride to her one husband” (2 Cor 11:2). The ultimate consummation of marriage will take place when Christ returns for His Bride (the church) as described as the ‘’marriage supper of the lamb’’ in the book of Revelation.
The runaway greed: many in America put 100% of the blame on Wall Street and big government for the dire economic times we are in. I blame them too. The greed that has enveloped Washington D.C., the banks, and big wigs is gut wrenching. At the same time however, it should make us as individuals look at ourselves and ask ourselves are we too greedy and do we too share a love of things? Idolatry has increased in this nation. As Christians we know that greed comes before a fall. We know that ‘all who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted’ Luke 14:11.So we must ask ourselves too; have we exalted ourselves? I’m not saying it’s wrong to succeed and have nice things. I am a capitalist. However so many in America have a love for things and give themselves all the credit where truly the credit isn’t due. We must turn from idolatry.
To me, it’s no surprise America is in the position she is in. We must get our priorities straight. The decline of American morality does have a direct effect on why our nation is in the place it’s in. Policy does play a role in the moral choices of a nation. So the next time someone tells you that the economy is the most important issue, I hope that you will think twice. I am not belittling the economic hardships but we cannot possibly call ourselves “followers of Christ” but vote for someone who completely stands in contrast to what our real Authority stands for. The real government is and will always be upon His shoulders (paraphrase Isaiah 9:6). It will be your choice whether you endorse this destructive path or choose to go against the immorality tide and vote for Truth. If we truly profess that we are a Christian nation, then we better start voting like one.
“For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?” 1 Peter 4:17
While the mainstream news is trying to find new ways to talk 24-7 about the Iowa caucus tonight, Iran is toying with and provoking the United States Navy for war. For the past two weeks Iran has been showing off their military might as Ahmadenijad watches reruns of his ‘’I am a descendent of Mohammed’’ speech. The problem is that he isn’t joking and America better start taking him seriously or gas masks will be a requirement in America before burkas.
In the last two weeks Iran has implemented a series of drills over the Strait of Hormuz and even shut it down for five hours. The Strait is about thirty miles wide and is the pathway for 20% of the world’s oil. It’s the only sea passage to the ocean for the Persian Gulf. While lounging LL Cool J style on the sands of Honolulu, with his mai tai in one hand and ‘’Rules for Radicals” in the other, Barack Obama gave the okay to sanction Iran’s central bank a few days ago. Iran had previously warned America that if these particular sanctions were implemented they would consider it an ‘’act of war.” They are now provoking our Navy carrier in the Gulf telling them they better leave or else…
It isn’t a matter of ‘’if’’ Iran strikes or Iran is struck, it’s a matter of ‘’when.” War is inevitable and if America even has elections in ten months (that is if Obama hasn’t yet declared Martial Law which would halt all elections), we better make sure we elect someone who has an illuminated defense light bulb in their brain. There is one candidate out of all the Republicans who doesn’t and that’s Ron Paul. His is more like a lava lamp and he is the most dangerous person to have at the helm while the world is on the verge of major war.
The threat Iran poses is real and Americans must realize the difference between the threats Ahmadenijad is making and the threats someone like Kim Jong Un make. Don’t get me wrong, Kim Jong Un poses a major threat too but not in the way Ahmadenijad does. The threat from Iran differentiates itself from threats we have seen before. It doesn’t stem from a leader wanting to implement communism throughout the world. It doesn’t stem from the fight over oil. This threat is a threat based on a man who believes he is doing the will of his God (Allah) and that he was purposefully put here by his God to implement world chaos. He will not stop until this so-called mission is accomplished. That is what makes the Iranian threat real.
In a simplistic nutshell: Ahmadenijad believes that he is a descendent of Mohammed and that Allah has chosen him for the job of ushering in the Mahdi (the Messiah of the Muslims). In order to do this there must be complete world chaos or else the Mahdi will not return.We know that Muslims will run commercial planes into towers diminishing them from the city skyline for their God. We know they will send their bomb-strapped children into Jewish crowds and push the explode button. We know they will cross the Gaza strip and ruthlessly murder a Jewish family including slicing the throat of a three month old sleeping infant. Anyone who thinks Ahmadenijad isn’t a threat has either been attending a church that is part of the deception ridden Emergent Church (Rick Warren, Rob Bell, Joel Olsteen etc) or they have had their heads buried in the sands of Honolulu. This is why I have said from the very beginning that we must elect a leader that has discernment, who actually reads the Bible and doesn’t consider daily devotions on a Blackberry sufficient knowledge of the Word of God.
There are a couple points where I agree with Ron Paul concerning national security. He is right on when he says the United States shouldn’t police the world. He’s absolutely right when he says that the United States shouldn’t be giving money to other nations, especially those nations that are hostile towards us. It’s like giving a robber money to buy a gun knowing they will probably use it on you when they invade your home! Regardless of why a certain decision was made when it was, the fact is that we actually have armed many of our enemies. Look back to the time when we gave the Taliban weapons to fight against the Soviets. Now they use those weapons against us. We helped Saddam acquire chemical weapons that he turned around and used on the Kurds. The United States supported the ousting of the Sha in Iran and now look at Iran’s leadership! The Obama administration sold the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt 125 Abram’s Tanks. That’s going to turn out well for our ally Israel! We have known for years the threat North Korea imposes. We also know the threat Hugo Chavez of Venezuela poses as they continue to receive weapons from Iran. Oh, and China too. So yes, America we have ourselves in quite a predicament. Now the question is what do we do about the situation we find ourselves in? This is where Ron Paul falls off the defense wagon.
In Ron Paul la la land, if we leave the Muslims alone they will leave us alone. He believes that America has caused all the violence carried out by the Muslims. He thinks if we play nice, they will play nice. He believes if we take our troops out from all over the world we will finally see world peace. Maybe he should try out for Mr. America not the President of America…He is absolutely wrong. This is why Ron Paul is dangerous. He doesn’t see what’s unique about the Iranian threat. He doesn’t see the religious aspect of the Muslim threat. He doesn’t understand the extent virgin craving Muslims will go to. He doesn’t understand that Mohammed’s final message in Medina was no longer the peaceful message he preached in Mecca. He doesn’t understand the god of the Muslim’s told them to kill those who wouldn’t convert. He has no clue about the Hadith. He has no clue what this entire battle is; good vs. evil. The Muslim threat isn’t going to go away simply because America becomes isolationist. It’s too bad Ron Paul is so wrong on defending America because he’s so right on the economy. He’s one hundred percent right when he speaks about the federal government trampling on the Constitutional rights of American citizens. He is one hundred percent correct when he talks about ending the fed. He is one hundred percent right when he speaks of newly enacted federal laws which infringe upon state’s rights. However, he is wrong on national security and as I have always said, national security must always come first! He would be great person to have in office in monetary position of some sort or a watch dog for unconstitutional goings on within the government. But he shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near foreign relations in the same way Kim Kardashian shouldn’t be allowed near a wedding chapel.
Do I believe a politician is going to ‘save’ us? Absolutely not. I put my faith in Christ and Christ alone. I know the times we are living in. However, in the meantime, it would be nice to have a leader who understands the times too and not someone who will put us in a highly naïve and vulnerable position. As I’ve said, there is a very long time before elections and every day Iran is increasing their threats and actions. There is a very good possibility that war could break out any day and that Barack Obama could declare Martial Law thus, we would have no election. However, we must prepare ourselves spiritually and mentally of the scenario that will come. This is why I stress the importance that if elections do go as planned we better elect someone who understands the situation. In the last debate Michele Bachmann was the only person to bring up the religious aspect of the Iranian threat. She spoke of the Khalif (Islam’s leader which they haven’t had since 1929. This is the Mahdi who Ahmadenijad is trying to bring back). Bachmann sits on the intelligence committee and tries her best to warn us this threat is real and it’s imminent. She’s right. The threat is real. It is a threat that someday will no longer be just a threat but one day we will awake to news of war with Iran and I pray that whoever is the Commander in Chief of the United States will not allow hundreds of thousands of American’s to die before pushing our own defense button. So when you hear Ron Paul say Ahmadenijad isn’t a threat, remember; Chamberlain said Hitler wasn’t a threat …
Why is it a drug addict who has the disease of addiction is thrown into prison for years with no mercy but yet a man who has sexually violated and ruined the lives of many children is treated like a victim with a ‘’ mental problem?” Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky has more than a mental problem; this man is an evil spirit filled predator who has preyed on (as of now…) forty children! What is he doing parading himself all over television as if he is the new Mirabal trophy winner of Dancing with the Stars? If this were an addict who had shot up forty times, they would be locked in a prison cell for a very long time.
The past couple of days I have heard pundits talk about this disgusting revelation whose violations have been taking place over the past decade. Many have argued ‘’well, he has a problem.” You bet he does! Others say “you are innocent until proven guilty.” Okay and their point? That’s like that annoying saying I can’t stand, ‘’it is what it is.” Right, I’m sure these forty victims conjured these allegations up over the last decade for no reason. Maybe they conspired during a sleepover. Give me a break.
Let’s just get to the heart of the issue: pedophiles must not be treated as “disease ridden” individuals but rather as the predators they are. Pedophilia is not a mental disease. There’s no kink in our chain that makes us want to prey on little kids. Unlike addiction where it has been proven there is an addiction gene, there is no pedophile gene, just as there is no homosexual gene or any other kind of moral defect gene. We need to stop treating pedophiles as if they are some disease ridden victims who just need some ‘’help.” The ones who need help are the victims they prey upon.
The cloud of immorality is spreading and it’s growing darker over this nation. In America, it appears there are an increasing number people who continue to defend the criminals and de-victimize the victims. We are so hell-bent on being politically correct and not calling a spade a spade that we are negligent in our duty to protect the innocent. Our system throws someone in the slammer who suffers from the disease of addiction, but yet tries to rehabilitate those who can’t be rehabilitated! Someone who is caught with a joint in their car receives more time than someone who’s caught soliciting sex from a ten year-old on MSNBC’s ‘’How to Catch a Predator.” (No, I’m not giving a shout out to MSNBC…)
However, there is one commonality between pedophiles and addicts; their tolerance increases and they need more to get that ‘high’ so to speak. I have followed child sex crime cases since I can remember because I have a heart for children. To me, there is nothing more innocent and precious in this world that requires protection. What happens are these pedophiles begin little by little to achieve that sexual ‘high.’ Then they need more each time. It escalates often to the point where killing their victim is the ultimate high for these predators.
Every single case I have followed or trial I have watched where a child was murdered, I can say 8 out of 10 times they were sexually assaulted first and the predator had a history of sex abuse. These pedophiles should never be allowed to see the light of day or stars of night.
How sickening that a man who set up a foundation to help children, used it as a mini brothel to damage the lives of these innocence. According to the grand jury report, some of these allegations revert back over a decade to 1994. The first victim claimed Sandusky would begin with back cracking which led to running his hands up and down the boys back. The back-cracking progressed to fondling, mouth-kissing, and “blowing on Victim 1’s bare stomach. Sandusky performed oral sex on him more than 20 times” between 2007 and 2008, and forced the boy to give him oral sex on at least one occasion.
We are in a spiritually battle. This isn’t a ‘’mental battle.” Satan is the one who corrupts and attacks the mind but we are to know, the one and only person who can break these demonic forces is Christ Jesus Himself.
So yes, we can pray Sandusky breaks free from this bondage but that doesn’t mean we don’t seek justice. I know that some are going to say that as Christians ‘’we shouldn’t judge.” Usually it’s those that have only thumbed through their Bible who like to latch onto that phrase and use it as a ticket to sin. Or else they follow these new age preachers who totally corrupt and ignore teaching about the wrath of God’s judgment on un-repentful sin. Truth is as Christians we are to call out each other’s sin. We are to speak of each other’s sin. We are to protect the innocent.
Cry loudly, do not hold back; Raise your voice like a trumpet, and declare to My people their transgression And to the house of Jacob their sins. Isaiah 58:1
My brethren, if any among you strays from the truth and one turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins. James 5:19-20
Children are one of the most precious things, if not most precious to Jesus. He takes sin against them very seriously. As Christians, we must do the same. “But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea.” Mark 9:42
I realize that our nation has been on the moral decline for quite some time now; murdering over 60 million babies, diminishing the sanctity of marriage, orgies on MTV and the list goes on. Too many in this nation have de-victimized the most innocent victims; the unborn. We can’t do the same thing to children outside the womb…Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate. Psalms 127:3-5
On Tuesday, Arizona’s 18th district voted to recall our state Senator Russell Pearce, commonly known for or as some open-border advocates would say, infamously known for drafting our anti-illegal immigration law SB1070. Pearce lost to an education-driven opponent who vows to bring jobs to Arizona. Groups of anti Pearce advocates celebrated their victory Tuesday night with almost the same enthusiasm they had when they were putting toilets seats and their dirty footprints all over the American flag at the support SB1070 rally last year.
In essence, what Arizona voters did was choose to oust a man who put the security of Arizona first for someone who thinks education and jobs are most important. I’m not saying they arent. I will get there…Maybe we can get these little community organizer groups like Randy Parraz’s Citizens for a Better Arizona, to teach us how we can oust Obama simply because we ‘’don’t like the laws he has implemented.”This is what happens when states that are on the right path begin to worry about what the minority says. With an overwhelming amount of support for SB1070, we saw states follow suit in implementing their own version of SB1070. Even though the man who took an oath to protect America (Obama) began filing lawsuits against these states, I guess Arizona was doing something right! That is until, the pro-open border groups began to speak louder than the people, and the people (not all of them but enough to oust Pearce) began to shrink back into a politically correct corner.
Oh that mean man Russell Pearce. That racist Russell Pearce. How dare he try to protect the citizens of Arizona! Oh and heaven forbid, Pearce wanted Arizonans to be able to exercise their second amendment right in ways that should be a give in.
When are Americans going to wake up one day and realize the border issue is not an issue of race but rather a security issue? The only racists in the room when it comes to protecting America’s borders are actually the ones swiping the racist card because they are implying all illegals are all Hispanic. That in itself is racist. But that’s beside the point…I heard a quote one time that said ‘’Being an illegal in Arizona is a crime, in Washington D.C. it’s a vote.” How sad but true is that.
I understand Americans are suffering from the Obama economy. I understand millions of Americans need jobs and we need them now. I have friends and family suffering under this anti-Capitalist leader. I understand education is key to be able to obtain a good solid job someday. I understand all of that. But what Americans need to understand is if we get nuked or suffer a major terrorist attack as a result of open borders, jobs will be the last thing we are worried about. China came out this week and said they are building a weapon that could implement an EMP attack on America.
I have been talking about this for years. An EMP attack would put us back to the stone-age. We would have no electricity. Period. No cell phone. No computer. No way to charge the cell phone or computer. Now way we could get our money out of the banks. No way we could gas up our cars. It would be utter destruction. It’s not if, it’s when America suffers a major attack. You won’t be heading to a job, you will be heading towards a bomb shelter. So when states begin to shrivel back into their politically correct shells, not only do they put their state at risk but the nation at risk.
Am I saying that because Senator Pearce is gone we’re going to be attacked right away? No. What I am saying is that it’s very dangerous when politics overrides security. That is exactly what happened in this recall. What I am saying is Russell Pearce knows the dangers of an open border.
Pearce understood the necessity for citizens to bear arms and protect themselves. Especially as attacks by drug cartels are now implementing Jihadist beheadings right on the Arizona/Mexico border! But hey, as long as you have a job, you will be okay right? America right now is on the brink of war with Iran. We may not have nukes pointed at us right now but nations like Russia (who came out today and said they are going to continue helping Iran build their nukes) and China, North Korea and Venezuela will use them. We have a President who does nothing to put the fire out and deal with these threats. Rather he initiates them as he did the Arab Spring, which in all reality is nothing but a bloodbath preview of what’s to come. So while Iran and North Korea are flexing their military muscles, Obama isn’t even in his Under Armor shirt yet. While American’s are getting ready to enjoy the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, 8,000 terrorists are having their own little parade standing on the border of Israel and these terrorists are coming through our border. Pearce was called ‘’Hitler’’, ‘’evil’’, ‘’mean-spirited’’ and more. The only thing I think that would be ‘’Hitler-esque’’ or ‘’mean spirited’’ would be to allow for open borders as a pathway for terrorists to kill American citizens. How is protecting Arizona’s border from illegals especially in a post 9-11 world mean-spirited? I swear, sometimes I need one of those Pastor Paul Begley ‘’I dare the devil” stress balls to squeeze in order deal with the inexplicable dumbing down of America…
Illegal immigration is a national security threat. We can already see how Muslims are taking over Europe and implementing Sharia Law. America is being invaded by people who seek her demise. We are being invaded by people who want to take this Republic and turn it into what their Sharia Law based or theocratic based nation is. I am 100% for those individuals who wish to come to America because they love what America is as is. I am not for those wishing to illegally invade our country to turn it into the very thing our Founding Fathers warned us about. It is our duty, as citizens and voters to prevent this from happening. Now is the time when a Republic should shine because we the voters vote for the best person to represent this Republic.
What Tuesday nights’ vote was in essence was an expression that we the people (or they the people in district 18) agree with the Obama administration. That they are in agreement with the ‘’stepping on the American flag anti SB1070 want a handout” group that Russell Pearce is some anti-Hispanic, East Germany wall building bigot. Russell Pearce is not a bigot. He is not a racist. Was he perfect? Absolutely not. No one is. However, he was and still is, one of the very few who understand the dangers America is living in. It’s inexplicable to see there are so many Americans who still do not get it. When a good man who has put his state and nations security first, is ousted because he has been set apart to do something that might not be popular, that is scary. When we quit doing what is right and do what the minority of people want who do not have this nation’s best interest at heart, America’s sovereignty will diminish. Sometimes the right thing to do isn’t always the popular thing to do but that is where the true leaders stand out. There are very few true leaders in the nation today. The true leaders do what is right even though they may lose. Our Founding Fathers warned us that if America ever fell, it would be because of us. That it would come from within. We better quit acting as our own cancer.
“I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever.” Thomas Jefferson