What happened to free speech?

Man Assaulted & Arrested at Alaska State Fair for ‘Impeach Obama’ Sign

Anybody know how to lance this boil

Looks like a giant festered boil…..needing laceration!

Quotes by Thomas Jefferson

 Especially
read the last quote from
1802.
 
  
  
When
we get piled
 upon one another in large
cities, as in
Europe,

 we shall become as corrupt as
Europe
.
Thomas
Jefferson

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The
democracy will cease to exist
 when you
take away from those
 who are willing
to work and give to those who would
not. 
 
Thomas
Jefferson
It
is incumbent on every
 generation to
pay its own debts as it goes.
 A
principle which if acted on would save

 one-half the wars of the world.

Thomas
Jefferson
 
 
  
I
predict future happiness for
 Americans
if they can prevent the government

 from wasting the labors of the people
under the
 pretense of taking care of
them. 
 
Thomas
Jefferson
 

 
  
My
reading of history convinces me
 that
most bad government results from too much

 government.

Thomas
Jefferson
 
 
  
No
free man shall ever be debarred
 the
use of arms.
Thomas
Jefferson
 
 
  
The
strongest reason for the
 people to
retain the right to keep and bear arms

 is, as a last resort, to protect
themselves
 against tyranny in
government.
Thomas
Jefferson
 
 
  
The
tree of liberty must be
 refreshed from
time to time with the blood of

 patriots and tyrants.

Thomas
Jefferson
 
 
  
To
compel a man to subsidize with
 his
taxes the propagation of ideas which he

 disbelieves and abhors is sinful and
tyrannical. 
 
Thomas
Jefferson
 
 
  
Thomas
 Jefferson said in
1802:
‘I
believe that
 banking institutions are
more dangerous to
 our liberties

than standing armies.

 If
the American people ever allow
 private
banks to control the issue of their

 currency, first by
inflation,

then
by
 deflation, the banks and
corporations that will
 grow up around
the banks will deprive the people
 of
all property –

until
their children
 wake-up homeless on the
continent their fathers

 conquered.’

America’s Decent into Marxism

From a Russian Newspaper – 
 
 The irony of this article appearing in the English edition of Pravda (Russian newspaper)
 defies description.  Why can a Russian newspaper print the following yet the American
media can’t/won’t see it? 


American Capitalism Gone With

A Whimper 

    

 October 1, 2009
 
 It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American descent into Marxism
is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple,
excuse me dear reader, I meant people. 
 
True, the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past century, especially the
 past twenty years… The initial testing grounds was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a
bloody test it was. But we Russians would not just roll over and give up our freedoms and
our souls, no matter how much money Wall Street poured into the fists of the Marxists. 
 
Those lessons were taken and used to properly prepare the American populace for the
surrender of their freedoms and souls, to the whims of their elites and betters. 
 
First, the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education
system based on pop culture, rather then the classics. Americans know more about their
favorite TV dramas than the drama in DC that directly affects their lives. They care more
 for their “right” to choke down a McDonalds burger or a Burger King burger than for their
constitutional rights. Then they turn around and lecture us about our rights and about
our “democracy”.  Pride blind the foolish. 
 
Then their faith in God was destroyed, until their churches, all tens of thousands of different
 “branches and denominations” were for the most part little more then Sunday circuses and
their televangelists and top protestant mega preachers were more then happy to sell out
their souls and flocks to be on the “winning” side of one pseudo Marxist politician or another.
Their flocks may complain, but when explained that they would be on the “winning” side,
their flocks were ever so quick to reject Christ in hopes for earthly power.  Even our Holy
Orthodox churches are scandalously liberalized in   America  . 
 
The final collapse has come with the election of Barack Obama.  His speed in the past three
months has been truly impressive.  His spending and money printing has been a record setting,
 not just in America ‘s short history but in the world.  If this keeps up for more then another
year, and there is no sign that it will not, America at best will resemble the Weimar Republic
and at worst Zimbabwe. 
 
These past two weeks have been the most breath taking of all.  First came the announcement
of a planned redesign of the American Byzantine tax system, by the very thieves who used it
to bankroll their thefts, losses, and swindles of hundreds of billions of dollars.  These make our
Russian oligarchs look little more then ordinary street thugs, in comparison.  Yes, the Americans
 have beat our own thieves in the shear volumes.  Should we congratulate them? 
 
These men, of course, are not an elected panel but made up of appointees picked from the very
 financial oligarchs and their henchmen who are now gorging themselves on trillions of American
 dollars, in one bailout after another.  They are also usurping the rights, duties, and powers of
 the American congress (parliament).  Again, congress has put up little more than a whimper to
 their masters. 
 
Then came Barack Obama’s command that GM’s (General Motors) president step down from
 leadership of his company.  That is correct, dear reader, in the land of “pure” free markets,
the American president now has the power, the self-given power, to fire CEOs and we can
assume other employees of private companies, at will.  Come hither, go dither, the centurion
commands his minions. 
 
So it should be no surprise, that the American president has followed this up with a “bold”
move of declaring that he and another group of unelected, chosen stooges will now redesign
 the entire automotive industry and will even be the guarantee of automobile policies.  I am
 sure that if given the chance, they would happily try and redesign it for the whole of the
world, too. Prime Minister Putin, less then two months ago, warned Obama and   UK  ‘s Blair,
 not to follow the path to Marxism, it only leads to disaster.  Apparently, even though we
 suffered 70 years of this Western sponsored horror show, we know nothing, as foolish,
 drunken Russians, so let our “wise” Anglo-Saxon fools find out the folly of their own pride. 
 
Again, the American public has taken this with barely a whimper…but a “free man” whimper. 
 
So, should it be any surprise to discover that the Democratically controlled Congress of
America is working on passing a new regulation that would give the American Treasury
department the power to set “fair” maximum salaries, evaluate performance, and control
 how private companies give out pay raises and bonuses?  Senator Barney Frank, a social
 pervert basking in his homosexuality (of course, amongst the modern, enlightened
American societal norm, as well as that of the general West, homosexuality is not only
 not a looked down upon life choice, but is often praised as a virtue) and his Marxist
enlightenment, has led this effort..  He stresses that this only affects companies that
receive government monies, but it is retroactive and taken to a logical extreme, this
would include any company or industry that has ever received a tax break or incentive. 
 
The Russian owners of American companies and industries should look thoughtfully at
this and the option of closing their facilities down and fleeing the land of the Red as
fast as possible.. In other words, divest while there is still value left. 
The proud Americanwill go down into his slaverywithout a fight, beating his chest, and
 proclaiming to the world, how free he really is..  The world will only snicker. 
 
Stanislav Mishin
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Don’t Cry For Me, America

Don’t Cry For Me, America

posted at 6:45 pm on November 21, 2009 by directorblue
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In the early 20th century, Argentina was one of the richest countries in the world. While Great Britain’s maritime power and its far-flung empire had propelled it to a dominant position among the world’s industrialized nations, only the United States challenged Argentina for the position of the world’s second-most powerful economy. 

It was blessed with abundant agriculture, vast swaths of rich farmland laced with navigable rivers and an accessible port system. Its level of industrialization was higher than many European countries: railroads, automobiles and telephones were commonplace. 

In 1916, a new president was elected. Hipólito Irigoyen had formed a party called The Radicals under the banner of “fundamental change” with an appeal to the middle class. 

Among Irigoyen’s changes: mandatory pension insurance, mandatory health insurance, and support for low-income housing construction to stimulate the economy. Put simply, the state assumed economic control of a vast swath of the country’s operations and began assessing new payroll taxes to fund its efforts. 

With an increasing flow of funds into these entitlement programs, the government’s payouts soon became overly generous. Before long its outlays surpassed the value of the taxpayers’ contributions. Put simply, it quickly became under-funded, much like the United States’ Social Security and Medicare programs. 

The death knell for the Argentine economy, however, came with the election of Juan Perón. Perón had a fascist and corporatist upbringing; he and his charismatic wife aimed their populist rhetoric at the nation’s rich. 

This targeted group “swiftly expanded to cover most of the propertied middle classes, who became an enemy to be defeated and humiliated.” 

Under Perón, the size of government bureaucracies exploded through massive programs of social spending and by encouraging the growth of labor unions. 

High taxes and economic mismanagement took their inevitable toll even after Perón had been driven from office. But his populist rhetoric and “contempt for economic realities” lived on. Argentina’s federal government continued to spend far beyond its means. 

Hyperinflation exploded in 1989, the final stage of a process characterized by “industrial protectionism, redistribution of income based on increased wages, and growing state intervention in the economy…” 

The Argentinian government’s practice of printing money to pay off its public debts had crushed the economy. Inflation hit 3000%, reminiscent of the Weimar Republic. Food riots were rampant; stores were looted; the country descended into chaos. 

And by 1994, Argentina’s public pensions — the equivalent of Social Security — had imploded. The payroll tax had increased from 5% to 26%, but it wasn’t enough. In addition, Argentina had implemented a value-added tax (VAT), new income taxes, a personal tax on wealth, and additional revenues based upon the sale of public enterprises. These crushed the private sector, further damaging the economy. 

A government-controlled “privatization” effort to rescue seniors’ pensions was attempted. But, by 2001, those funds had also been raided by the government, the monies replaced by Argentina’s defaulted government bonds. 

By 2002, “…government fiscal irresponsibility… induced a national economic crisis as severe as America’s Great Depression.” 

* * *
In 1902 Argentina was one of the world’s richest countries. Little more than a hundred years later, it is poverty-stricken, struggling to meet its debt obligations amidst a drought

We’ve seen this movie before. The Democrats’ populist plans can’t possibly work, because government bankrupts everything it touches. History teaches us that ObamaCare and unfunded entitlement programs will be utter, complete disasters. 

Today’s Democrats are guilty of more than stupidity; they are enslaving future generations to poverty and misery. And they will be long gone when it all implodes. They will be as cold and dead as Juan Perón when the piper must ultimately be paid. 

References: A tear for Argentina’s pension funds; Inflation in Argentina; The United States of Argentina. Cross-posted at: Doug Ross @ Journal.

We need to vote out all 545 and start all over.

 Elections start next year, let us get them out! 545 versus 300,000,000 EVERY CITIZEN NEEDS TO READ THIS AND THINK ABOUT WHAT THIS JOURNALIST HAS SCRIPTED IN THIS MESSAGE. READ IT AND THEN REALLY THINK ABOUT OUR CURRENT POLITICAL DEBACLE. Charley Reese has been a journalist for 49 years. 545 PEOPLE By Charlie Reese Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them. Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits? Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes? You and I don’t propose a federal budget. The president does. You and I don’t have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations.. The House of Representatives does. You and I don’t write the tax code, Congress does. You and I don’t set fiscal policy, Congress does. You and I don’t control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does. One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president t, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country. I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank. I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a president to do one cotton-picking thing. I don’t care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator’s responsibility to determine how he votes. Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party. What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits. The president can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it. The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? Nancy Pelosi.. She is the leader of the majority party. She and fellow House members, not the president, can approve any budget they want. If the president vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.. It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted — by present facts — of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can’t think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist. If the tax code is unfair, it’s because they want it unfair. If the budget is in the red, it’s because they want it in the red. If the Army & Marines are in IRAQ , it’s because they want them in IRAQ If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it’s because they want it that way. There are no insoluble government problems. Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like “the economy,” “inflation,” or “politics” that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do. Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible. They, and they alone, have the power. They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses. Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees. We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess! Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.

Americans are losing faith in President Barack Obama

A new poll suggests Americans are losing faith in President Barack Obama.

The Washington Post survey found that less than half of Americans – 49 percent – say they believe the president will make the right decisions for the country.

That’s down from 60 percent in April.

eBay birth certificate called fraud

Hospital refuses to authenticate document



Posted: August 25, 2009
10:07 pm Eastern

By Jerome R. Corsi
© 2009 WorldNetDaily

 

The alleged Kenyan birth certificate offered by eBay seller Lucas Smith and displayed last weekend on YouTube.com is not a valid document, a WND investigation has revealed.


Screen shot of whole document from Lucas Smith’s video; close-up views available in clip below

Administrators at Coast Provincial Hospital in Mombasa, the hospital named as President Obama’s supposed birth hospital in the document, refused to authenticate the record when contacted by WND sources in Kenya.

 

Demand the truth by joining the petition campaign to make President Obama reveal his long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate!

The document appears to have the following defects:

  1. Kenyan news sources have called into question the use of “Coast Province” or “Coast Provincial” as a correct reference to the official name of the Mombasa general public hospital in 1961, citing Professor Dan Branch of the University of Warwick who noted that the term “Coast Province” was not used in the early 1960s when Kenyan provinces were typically referred to as “regions.”
  2. Until 1964, Kenya was the Dominion of Kenya, not the Republic of Kenya, and Mombasa was part of Zanzibar until Dec. 12, 1963, not a coastal province of Kenya.
  3. Dr. James O.W. Ang’awa, the physician who was named in the document as the attending physician at Obama’s birth, was a physician who worked in Kenya during the 1960s; however, he worked at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi. Dr. James O.W. Ang’awa never worked at any hospital in Mombasa.
  4. The dates on the document are formatted in U.S. style, listing in order the month, day and year; this is not the British format which typically follows the order of day, month and year.
  5. The footprint on the document appears nearly perfect in definition; real infant footprints typically show signs of smudging because of foot movement.
  6. The footprint on the document is densely black, revealing few natural lines on the sole of the foot; footprints used for document identification are typically inked much lighter to allow for natural lines to be clearly apparent.
  7. Footprints taken for document identification are typically taken for both feet, just as fingerprints taken for identification are typically taken for both hands.
  8. The document does not look remotely like the 1961-era birth certificates used in Kenya; infant footprints were not displayed on Kenyan birth certificates in the 1961-era.

WND sources in Kenya described the Smith document as a clever forgery in that Helton Muganga is currently an administrator at Coast Provincial General Hospital.

Moreover, WND sources reported it is unlikely any 1961 birth certificate for President Obama will ever be found at Coast Provincial Hospital in Mombasa, even if one originally existed.

Administrators and doctors at the hospital told WND sources that in 2004 a high-level team of Kenya’s National Security Intelligence Service came to the hospital and seized all files containing birth certificate documents from the years 1960 through 1963.

According to the hospital administrators and doctors interviewed at the hospital, it was not until four months later that Kenya’s National Security Intelligence Service returned the seized files to the hospital.

As WND has reported, Lucas Smith, a former resident of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and known by the eBay handle “colmado_naranja,” claimed online and in phone conversations with WND to have an authentic document from Coast Provincial Hospital in Mombasa proving Obama’s birth there.

 

 

After promising to reveal the document to WND, Smith then dropped communications with a team of people offering to help him verify the document, only fueling the belief the sale – and therefore the alleged document – was a scam.

WND followed Smith’s ongoing saga as “colmado_naranja” as he attempted several times to sell the document, or photos and stories surrounding it, on eBay, only to have the auctions repeatedly removed by site administrators.

WND also launched an investigation into “colmado_naranja,” which led through several online aliases and reported collaborators, including Dawnella Wilson, “InspectorSmith” and, eventually, Lucas Smith.

Smith, whose background includes a lengthy criminal record and a reported attempt to sell his kidney to a man in need of organ transplant, nonetheless insists that his motives are above board, even if his past looks dubious.

“I do have a background. I’ve made mistakes in my life,” Smith told WND in an e-mail. “It took a guy like me to go and get tangible proof about Obama. I don’t mind breaking a few laws or policies here and there. I don’t mind paying the military in foreign countries to look the other way … The military [in Africa] will grant you access to anything for just a few dollars. People are starving. So yes, it takes a guy like me to get things done once in a while.”

An enhanced version of the Smith YouTube video has been published by Repubx.com, permitting a more legible examination of the document.

WND has also determined that a supposed Kenyan birth certificate previously released by attorney Orly Taitz is also a forgery.

WND has reported on an authentic 1961-era Kenyan birth certificate, which looks distinctly different from the document Smith released in the video.


Authentic 1961-era Kenyan birth certificate obtained by WND

WND has reported on dozens of legal challenges to Obama’s status as a “natural born citizen.” The Constitution, Article 2, Section 1, states, “No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President.”

Some of the lawsuits question whether he was actually born in Hawaii, as he insists. If he was born out of the country, Obama’s American mother, the suits contend, was too young at the time of his birth to confer American citizenship to her son under the law at the time.

Other challenges have focused on Obama’s citizenship through his father, a Kenyan subject to the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom at the time of his birth, thus making him a dual citizen. The cases contend the framers of the Constitution excluded dual citizens from qualifying as natural born.

Complicating the situation is Obama’s decision to spend sums estimated in the hundreds of thousands of dollars to avoid releasing a state birth certificate that would put to rest the questions.

WND has reported that among the documentation not yet available for Obama includes his kindergarten records, Punahou school records, Occidental College records, Columbia University records, Columbia thesis, Harvard Law School records, Harvard Law Review articles, scholarly articles from the University of Chicago, passport, medical records, files from his years as an Illinois state senator, his Illinois State Bar Association records, any baptism records, and his adoption records.


“Where’s The Birth Certificate?” billboard at the Mandalay Bay resort on the Las Vegas Strip

Because of the dearth of information about Obama’s eligibility, WND founder Joseph Farah has launched a campaign to raise contributions to post billboards asking a simple question: “Where’s the birth certificate?”

The campaign followed a petition that has collected more than 450,000 signatures demanding proof of his eligibility, the availability of yard signs raising the question and the production of permanent, detachable magnetic bumper stickers asking the question.

The “certification of live birth” posted online and widely touted as “Obama’s birth certificate” does not in any way prove he was born in Hawaii, since the same “short-form” document is easily obtainable for children not born in Hawaii. The true “long-form” birth certificate – which includes information such as the name of the birth hospital and attending physician – is the only document that can prove Obama was born in Hawaii, but to date he has not permitted its release for public or press scrutiny.

Oddly, though congressional hearings were held to determine whether Sen. John McCain was constitutionally eligible to be president as a “natural born citizen,” no controlling legal authority ever sought to verify Obama’s claim to a Hawaiian birth.

 

Trial Date for Obama’s Eligibility!!! About time!

HUGE NEWS! FEDERAL JUDGE Carter sets Trial Date for Obama’s Eligibility!!! The expedited trial has been set for Jan. 26, 2010, just 4 1/2 months from now! I and many other concerned veterans and citizens attended the hearing today in Federal Court in Santa Ana in the lawsuit against Barack Obama to determine his eligibility to be President and Commander in Chief.. About 150 people showed up, almost all in support of the lawsuit to demand that Obama release his birth certificate and other records that he has hidden from the American people. Judge David Carter refused to hear Obama’s request for dismissal today, instead setting a hearing date for Oct. 5, 2009 since Obama’s attorneys had just filed the motion on Friday. He indicated there was almost no chance that this case would be dismissed. Obama is arguing this lawsuit was filed in the wrong court if you can believe that. I guess Obama would prefer a “kangaroo court” instead of a Federal court! Assuming Judge Carter denies Obama’s motion for dismissal, he will likely then order expedited discovery which will force Obama to release his birth certificate in a timely manner (if he has one). The judge, WHO IS A FORMER U.S. MARINE, repeated several times that this is A VERY SERIOUS CASE which must be resolved quickly so that the troops know that their Commander in Chief is eligible to hold that position and issue lawful orders to our military in this time of war. He basically said OBAMA MUST PROVE HIS ELIGIBILITY to the court! He said Americans deserve to know the truth about their President! The two U.S. Attorneys representing Barack Obama tried everything they could to sway the judge that this case was frivolous, but Carter would have none of it and cut them off several times.. Obama’s attorneys left the courtroom after about the 90 minute hearing looking defeated and nervous. Great day in America for the U.S. Constitution!!! The truth about Barack Obama’s eligibility will be known fairly soon – Judge Carter practically guaranteed it! Video from the press conference after the hearing coming soon. Congratulations to plaintiffs attorney Dr. Orly Taitz! She did a great job and won some huge victories today. She was fearless! Jeff Schwilk, Founder http://www.sandiegominutemen.com/ http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=109242

Chrysler’s Railroad

This could be a scandal of epic proportions and one that makes Nixon’s Watergate or Clinton ‘s Monica Lewinsky affair pale by comparison. Why was there neither rhyme nor reason as to which dealerships of the Chrysler Corporation were to be closed? Roll the clock back to the weeks just before Chrysler declared bankruptcy. Chrysler, like GM, was in dire financial straights and federal government “graciously” offered to “buy the company” and keep them out of bankruptcy and “save jobs.” Chrysler was, in the words of Obama and his administration, “Too big to fail,” same story with GM.

The feds organized their “Automotive Task Force” to fix Chrysler and GM. Obama, in an act that is 100% unconstitutional, appointed a guy named Steve Rattner to be the White House’s official Car Czar- literally – that’s what his title is. Rattner is the liaison between Obama, Chrysler, and GM.

Initially, the national media reported that Chrysler had made this list of dealerships. That is not true. The Washington Examiner, Newsmax, Fox New and a host of other news agencies discovered that the list of dealerships was put together by the “Automotive Task Force” headed by no one other then Mr. Steve Rattner.

Now the plot thickens. Remember earlier we said that there was neither rhyme nor reason why certain dealerships were closed? Actually there’s a very interesting pattern as to who was closed down. Again, on May 27, 2009, The Washington Examiner and Newsmax exposed the connection. Amazingly, of the 789 dealerships closed by the federal government, 788 had donated money, exclusively to Republican political causes, while contributing nothing to Democratic political causes. The only “Democratic” dealership on the list was found to have donated $7,700 to Hillary’s campaign, and a bit over $2,000 to John Edwards. This same dealership, reportedly, also gave $200.00 to Obama’s campaign. Does that seem a little odd to you?

Steve Rattner is the guy who put the list together. Well he happens to be married to a Maureen White. Maureen happens to be the former national finance chairman of the Democratic National Committee. As such, she has access to campaign donation records from everyone in the nation, Republican or Democrat. But of course, this is just a wacky “coincidence,” we’re certain.

Then comes another really wacky “coincidence.” On that list of dealerships being closed down, a weird thing happed in Arkansas , North Louisiana, and Southern Missouri . It seems that Bill Clinton’s former White House Chief of Staff, Mack McClarty, owns a chain of dealership in that region, partnered with a fellow by the name of Robert Johnson. Johnson happens to be founder of Black Entertainment Television and was a huge Obama supporter and financier. These guys own a half dozen Chrysler stores under the company title of RLJ-McClarty-Landers. Interestingly, none of their dealerships were ordered closed – not one- while all of their competing Chrysler/Dodge and Jeep dealership were! Eight dealerships located near the dealerships owned by McClarty and Johnson were ordered shut down. Thus by pure luck, these two major Obama supporters now have virtual monopoly on Chrysler sales in their zone. Isn’t that amazing? Go look in The Washington Examiner, the story’s there, and it’s in a dozen or so other web-based news organizations; this isn’t being made up.

Now if you thought Chrysler was owned by Fiat, you are mistaken. Under the federal court ruling, 65% of Chrysler is now owned by the federal government and the United Auto Worker’s union- Fiat owns 20%. The other 15% is still privately owned and presumably will be traded on the stock market. Obama smiles and says he doesn’t want to run the auto industry.

As horrifying as this is to comprehend, and being as how this used to be the United States of America , it would appear that the president has the power to destroy private businesses and eliminate upwards of 100,000 jobs just because they don’t agree with his political agenda. This is Nazi Germany stuff, and it’s happening right here, right now, in our back yard. There are voices in Washington demanding an explanation, but the “Automotive Task Force” has released no information to the public or to any of the senators demanding answers for what has been done.

Keep your ear to the ground for more on this story. If you’ve ever wanted to make a difference about anything in your life, get on the phone to your national senator or representative in the House and demand an investigation into this.

Benjamin Franklin had it right when he said, “All that’s necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”

Car Czar No More
An amazing thing happed as this story was going to press. Obama’s Car Czar, Steve Rattner, resigned on July 13 and was promptly replaced by former steel workers union boss Ron Bloom. According to CBS News, Rattner left “to return to private life and spend time with his family.” Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said, “I hope that he takes another opportunity to bring his unique skills to government service in the future.” By the way, Rattner is under investigation for a multi-million dollar pay-to-play investment bank scandal in New York Uh-oh! But, we’re certain that had nothing to do with his resignation. And, according to several news sources out there, there are rumors he’s being investigated for what could be pay-to-play scandal involving the closing of Chrysler and GM dealerships. Really? Again, that couldn’t have anything to with his resignation- that’s ridiculous! Like CBS said, this guy just wants to “spend more quality time with his family.”

Obama has 32 personally appointed “czars” who answer to no one but him, all of whom are acting without any Constitutional authority. But hey, we’re sure they all have “unique skills,” as Tim Geithner likes to say!
Amen Brother!

This explains it all

Atheism Explained

Democrats are responsible for the ruin of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

The Bush administration warned Congress something better be done to prevent the mishap but the Democrats denied it. We should not be as bad off as we are! Sham on the Democrats.

We are heading for the loss of freedom as we know it!

“Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”  George Santayana.
 
    When Adolph Hitler assumed power in Germany, or Vladimir Lennin and Leon Trotsky in Russia, Mussolini in Italy, Mao in China, Castro’s Cuba, Ho Chi Minh, the list is endless in the past century.   There are three fundamental actions they all have in common. 
    First they organize their followers into a tightly knit force of supporters loyal only to them. i.e. Gestapo, or Bolsheviks.  Or does Acorn come to mind?
    Having achieved the first phase they proceed with overwhelming proposals their opponents have insufficient time to comprehend and are remolded over the country.  Nationalization of industries, control over financial markets.  GM, Chrysler, Bank of America, Meryl Lynch? ‘Cap in Trade’, Universal Healthcare’?
    While the opponents are preoccupied dealing with those issues, they consolidate with ‘SS’ or ‘Secret Police’ or AmeriCorps and appoint ‘Special Advisors’ to circumvent the authority of the Dumas or Reichstag or Congress. 
    Their images are widely posted and continually in the face of the people. The opposition is vilified as obstructionist, or just a ‘mob’ of the uninformed, or ‘hate’ mongers.
    They proclaim that the opposition is fundamentally flawed and move to nationalize the media, like ‘Talk radio’, or the ‘Fox’ network. 
    If you can see this repeat of history occurring in this country, you see more than most.  Please read the email about the bill that would require you to declare how many guns you have on your next income tax return. 
    All the furor about ‘health care’ is a diversion from the ‘back door’ agenda of this administration.  I saw a black Congresswoman on ABC this Sunday that actually said that the opposition to Obama was because we didn’t like a black President.  It’s racist morons like these who will be either the exulted of the administration or the most diallusioned.
 
Finally I’ll leave you with a quote from Pastor Martin Miemoller in 1945 after he was released from the concentration camp in Dachau, Germany.
 
First they came for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Communist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Jew.
Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up, because I was a Protestant.
Then they came for me, and by they there was no one left to speak for me.
 
Be vigilant in defence of your liberty and freedom. As Ronald Regan said: Government is not the answer, Government is the problem.
 

Barack Obama unqualified to be President. Impeach now!!

Meet the Soetoros

Indonesia

Left to Right:

 Lolo Soetoro, Stanley Ann Dunham Soetoro,baby Maya Soetoro, and 9 year old Barry Soetoro  

 

This registration document, made available on Jan. 24, 2007, by the Fransiskus Assisi school in Jakarta, Indonesia,
shows the registration of Barack Obama under the name Barry Soetoro made by his step-father, Lolo Soetoro.
Name: Barry Soetoro

Religion: …..  Islam
Nationality: ….. Indonesian

How did little INDONESIAN, Barry Soetoro, (A.K.A. Barack Obama) get around the issue of nationality to become president?
 Someone who tells lies is a L __ __ r?
 

PART 2:
 


In a move certain to fuel the debate over Obama’s qualifications for the presidency, the group

“Americans for Freedom of Information” has released copies of President Obama’s college transcripts
from Occidental College .

Released today, the transcript indicates that Obama, under the name Barry Soetoro,
received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesiaas an undergraduate at the school.


The transcript was released by Occidental College in compliance with a court orderin a suit brought
by the group in the Superior Court of California.

The transcript shows that Obama (Soetoro) applied for financial aid and was awarded a
fellowship for foreign students from the Fulbright Foundation Scholarship program.

To qualify, for the scholarship, a student must claim foreign
citizenship.

This document would seem to provide the smoking gun that many of Obama’s detractors have been seeking.
Along with the evidence that he was first born in Kenya and there is no record of him ever applying for US
citizenship, this is looking pretty grim.

The news has created a firestorm at the White House as the release casts increasing doubt about
Obama’s legitimacy and qualification to serve as president.

When reached for comment in London , where he has been in meetings with British Prime
Minister Gordon Brown, Obama smiled but refused comment on the
issue.

Britain ‘s Daily Mail has also carried the story in a front-page article titled, “Obama Eligibility Questioned,”
leading some to speculate that the story may overshadow economic issues on Obama’s first official visit
to the U.K.

In a related matter, under growing pressure from several groups, Justice Antonin Scalia announced
that the Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to hear arguments concerning Obama’s legal eligibility to serve as
President in a case brought by Leo Donofrio of New Jersey .

This lawsuit claims Obama’s dual citizenship disqualified him from serving as president.
Donofrio’s case is just one of 18 suits brought by citizens demanding proof
of Obama’s citizenship or qualifications to
serve as president.

Gary Kreep of the United States Justice Foundation has released the results of their investigation of
Obama’s campaign spending.
This study estimates that Obama has spent upwards of $950,000 in campaign funds in the past year with eleven law firms in 12 states for legal resources to block disclosure of any of his personal records.

Mr. Kreep indicated that the investigation is still on-going but that the final report will be provided to the

U.S. attorney general, Eric Holder.
Mr. Holder has refused to comment on the matter.

Recession, Depression, What Michelle Worry?

 First Lady requires more than twenty attendants image

 By Dr. Paul L. Williams Tuesday, July 7, 2009

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/12652

Update: First Lady Now Requires 26 Servants

“The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it” —Albert Einstein

“In my own life, in my own small way, I have tried to give back to this country that has given me so much,” she said. “See, that’s why I left a job at a big law firm for a career in public service, “ Michelle Obama

No, Michele Obama does not get paid to serve as the First Lady and she doesn’t perform any official duties. But this hasn’t deterred her from hiring an unprecedented number of staffers to cater to her every whim and to satisfy her every request in the midst of the Great Recession. Just think Mary Lincoln was taken to task for purchasing china for the White House during the Civil War. And Mamie Eisenhower had to shell out the salary for her personal secretary.

How things have changed! If you’re one of the tens of millions of Americans facing certain destitution, earning less than subsistence wages stocking the shelves at Wal-Mart or serving up McDonald cheeseburgers, prepare to scream and then come to realize that the benefit package for these servants of Miz Michele are the same as members of the national security and defense departments and the bill for these assorted lackeys is paid by John Q. Public:

1.$172,2000 – Sher, Susan (CHIEF OF STAFF)

 2.$140,000 – Frye, Jocelyn C. (DEPUTY ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR OF POLICY AND PROJECTS FOR THE FIRST LADY)

3.$113,000 – Rogers, Desiree G. (SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT AND WHITE HOUSE SOCIAL SECRETARY)

4.$102,000 – Johnston, Camille Y. (SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS FOR THE FIRST LADY)

5.Winter, Melissa E. (SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT AND DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF TO THE FIRST LADY)

6.$90,000 – Medina, David S. (DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF TO THE FIRST LADY) 7.$84,000 – Lelyveld, Catherine M. (DIRECTOR AND PRESS SECRETARY TO THE FIRST LADY)

8.$75,000 – Starkey, Frances M. (DIRECTOR OF SCHEDULING AND ADVANCE FOR THE FIRST LADY)

9.$70,000 – Sanders, Trooper (DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF POLICY AND PROJECTS FOR THE FIRST LADY)

10.$65,000 – Burnough, Erinn J. (DEPUTY DIRECTOR AND DEPUTY SOCIAL SECRETARY)

11.Reinstein, Joseph B. (DEPUTY DIRECTOR AND DEPUTY SOCIAL SECRETARY)

12.$62,000 – Goodman, Jennifer R. (DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF SCHEDULING AND EVENTS COORDINATOR FOR THE FIRST LADY)

13.$60,000 – Fitts, Alan O. (DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF ADVANCE AND TRIP DIRECTOR FOR THE FIRST LADY)

14.Lewis, Dana M. (SPECIAL ASSISTANT AND PERSONAL AIDE TO THE FIRST LADY)

15.$52,500 – Mustaphi, Semonti M. (ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR AND DEPUTY PRESS SECRETARY TO THE FIRST LADY)

16.$50,000 – Jarvis, Kristen E. (SPECIAL ASSISTANT FOR SCHEDULING AND TRAVELING AIDE TO THE FIRST LADY)

17.$45,000 – Lechtenberg, Tyler A. (ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF CORRESPONDENCE FOR THE FIRST LADY)

18.Tubman, Samantha (DEPUTY ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR,SOCIAL OFFICE)

19.$40,000 – Boswell, Joseph J. (EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE CHIEF OF STAFF TO THE FIRST LADY)

20.$36,000 – Armbruster, Sally M. (STAFF ASSISTANT TO THE SOCIAL SECRETARY)

21.Bookey, Natalie (STAFF ASSISTANT)

22.Jackson, Deilia A. (DEPUTY ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF CORRESPONDENCE FOR THE FIRST LADY)

Dr. Paul L. Williams  An award-winning journalist, he is a frequent guest on such national news networks as ABC News, CBS News, Fox News, MSNBC, and NPR.

Obama’s White House is Falling Down

By Daniel Greenfield
In the sixth month of his presidency, Obama has turned an economic
downturn into an economic disaster, taking over and trashing entire
companies, and driving the nation deep into deficit spending expected to
pass 10 trillion dollars.

Abroad, Obama seems to have no other mode except to continue on with his
endless campaign, confusing speechmaking with diplomacy. It is natural
enough that Obama, who built his entire campaign on high profile public
speeches reported on by an adoring press, understands how to do nothing
else but that.

While the press is still chewing over Obama’s Cairo speech, this
celebrity style coverage ignores the fact that Obama’s endless world
tour is not actually accomplishing anything. Instead his combination of
ego driven photo op appearances and clueless treatment of foreign
dignitaries have alienated many of America ‘s traditional allies. Those
who aren’t being quietly angry at Obama, like Brown, Merkel or
Netanyahu, instead think of him as as absurdly lightweight, as Sarkozy,
King Abdullah or Putin do.

While his officials carry out their dirty economic deeds, Obama responds
to any and every crisis as if it were a Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland
musical, with a cry of, “Let’s put on a show.” Thus far Obama has put on
“shows” across America , Europe and the Middle East . And what the
adoring media coverage neglects to cover, is that Obama’s shows have
solved absolutely nothing. They have served only as high profile
entertainment.

Neither alienating America ‘s traditional allies, through a combination
of arrogant bullying and ignorance, nor appeasing America ‘s enemies,
has yielded any actual results. Nor does it seem likely to. Islamic
terrorism is not going anywhere, neither are the nuclear threats from
North Korea and Iran . While Obama keeps smiling, the global situation
keeps growing more grim.

At home, if Obama was elected as depression era entertainment, the charm
of his smiles and his constant appearances on magazine covers appear to
be wearing thin on the American public. Despite the shrill attacks on
Rush Limbaugh or the Republican Enemy of the Weak– the Democratic party
of 2009, is polling a lot like the Republican party of 2008. The
Democrats have suddenly become the incumbents, and the only
accomplishment they can point to is lavish deficit spending, often on
behalf of the very same corporations and causes they once postured
against.

The European Union Parliament’s swing to the right cannot be credited to
Obama, though doubtlessly some European voters seeing socialist economic
crisis management on display in the world’s richest country decided they
wanted none of it, but it is part of a general turning against
federalism.
And Obama’s entire program is dependent on heavily entrenching
federalism at the expense of individual and state’s rights. Yet that is
precisely his Achilles heel with independent voters who are polling
against more taxes and expanded government. And no amount of speeches by
Obama can wish away his 18 czars [now 43 czars] or the national debt he
has foisted on generation after generation of the American people. That
leaves Obama with a choice between socialism and the independent voter.
And thus far he has chosen socialism.

Obama’s tactic of hijacking Bush Administration era policies on the
economy and the War on Terror, and exploiting them as Trojan horses to
promote his own agenda, have left him coping with a backlash from his
own party, as well as general Republican opposition.

His Czars are meant to function as the bones in an executive
infrastructure accountable to no one, but a lack of accountability isn’t
just another word for tyranny, but for incompetence. A functional chain
of command is accountable at multiple levels if it is to function
effectively. Obama’s White House by contrast is in a state of
over-organized chaos, the sort of organized disorganization that
undisciplined egotistical leftists naturally create for themselves,
complete with multiple overlapping levels of authority and no one in
charge but the man at the top, who’s too busy doing other things to
actually be in charge.

Dennis Blair as National Intelligence, who collaborated with the Muslim
genocide of Christians in East Timor, trying to muscle out the CIA to
create his own intelligence network, is typical of the kind of chaos
being spawned by every chief in an expanding government bureaucracy
working to make sure that all the Indians answer to him. Similarly the
National Security Council wrestling with the State Department,
highlighted by Samantha Power getting her own specially created NSC
position to butt heads with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton,
illustrates the state of conflict and chaos in American foreign affairs.
A state of chaos so pervasive that incompetence has now become
commonplace, and no one can even be found to double check the spelling
of a Russian word that is meant to be the theme of American’s diplomatic
reconstruction with Russia, or to pick out a gift for the visiting
British Prime Minister. 

Meanwhile on the economy, Obama exploited the ongoing bailouts,
transforming them from bailouts into takeovers meant to shift the
balance of power in what had been a democracy and socially engineer not
only corporations, but the lives of ordinary Americans. But the public’s
patience with corporate bailouts is at an end, most Americans were never
happy with them to begin with, and want them to end. The death of
Chrysler at the hands of Fiat and the UAW might look like a victory in
the union ranks, but it doesn’t play too well outside Detroit . And
tacking on CAFE standards that will kill the pickup truck and the SUV
will badly erode Obama in the swing states, if exploited properly in
2010 and 2012. Despite the constant media barrage, orchestrated out of
the White House, the public is growing disenchanted with the performance
of Obama and the Democrats.

With unemployment booming and the economy dropping, the jobs aren’t
there and the spending is out of control. Republicans today are polling
better on ethics and the economy, than the Democrats are. That shows a
trend which is likely to register in the mid-term elections in 2010, in
the same way that the EU parliamentary elections served as a shock to
the system.

In the opposition, Republicans are free to embrace the rhetoric of
change, to champion reform and push libertarian ideas about the size and
scope of government. In turn all Obama has is his celebrity fueled media
spectacle world tour. A charade now serving as a parallel to the
depression era entertainment that functioned as escapism in a dour time.
But before long, it may be Obama that the American public will want to
escape from.

Obama has tried to play Lincoln, Reagan, JFK and FDR– but in the end he
can only play himself, a shallow, manipulative and egotistical amateur
who is in over his head, and trying to drag the country down with him.
Obama’s White House is falling down and while the flashbulbs are still
glittering and the parties are going on in D.C.. and around the world,
Obama and the Democratic Congress may be headed for a recession of their
own.

Don’t be too hasty for Government Health Care

I ask you respectfully and as a patriotic American to look at the following troubling lines that I have read in the bill. You cannot possibly believe that these proposals are in the best interests of the country and our fellow citizens.

Page 22 of the HC Bill: Mandates that the Govt will audit books of all employers that self insure!!

Page 30 Sec 123 of HC bill – THERE WILL BE A GOVT COMMITTEE that decides what treatments/benefits you get.

Page 29 lines 4-16 in the HC bill: YOUR HEALTH CARE IS RATIONED!!!

Page 42 of HC Bill:The Health Choices Commissioner will choose your HC Benefits for you. You have no choice!

Page 50 Section 152 in HC bill: HC will be provided to ALL non US citizens, illegal or otherwise

Page 58 HC Bill: Govt will have real-time access to individuals finances & a National ID Healthcard will be issued!

Page 59 HC Bill lines 21-24: Govt will have direct access to you ur banks accounts for elective funds transfer.

Page 65 Sec 164: is a payoff subsidized plan for retirees and their families in Unions & community organizations: (ACORN).

Page 84 Sec 203 HC bill: Govt mandates ALL benefit packages for private HC plans in the Exchange.

Page 85 Line 7 HC Bill: Specifications for of Benefit Levels for Plans = The Govt will ration your Healthcare!

Page 91 Lines 4-7 HC Bill: Govt mandates linguistic appropriate services. Example – Translation: illegal aliens.

Page 95 HC Bill Lines 8-18: The Govt will use groups i.e., ACORN & Americorps to sign up individuals for Govt HC plan.

Page 85 Line 7 HC Bill: Specifications of Benefit Levels for Plans. AARP members – your Health care WILL be rationed.

Page 102 Lines 12-18 HC Bill: Medicaid Eligible Individuals will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid. No choice.

Page 124 lines 24-25 HC: No company can sue GOVT on price fixing. No “judicial review” against Govt Monopoly.

Page 127 Lines 1-16 HC Bill: Doctors/ American Medical Association – The Govt will tell YOU what you can make! (salary)

Page 145 Line 15-17: An Employer MUST auto enroll employees into public option plan. NO CHOICE!

Page 126 Lines 22-25: Employers MUST pay for HC for part time employees AND their families.

Page 149 Lines 16-24: ANY Employer with payroll 401k & above who does not provide public option pays 8% tax on all payroll.

Page 150 Lines 9-13: Business’s with payroll btw 251k & 401k who doesn’t provide public option pays 2-6% tax on all payroll.

Page 167 Lines 18-23: ANY individual who doesn’t have acceptable H C according to Govt will be taxed 2.5% of income.

Page 170 Lines 1-3 HC Bill: Any NONRESIDENT Alien is exempt from individual taxes. (Americans will pay)

Page 195 HC Bill: Officers & employees of HC Admin (GOVT) will have access to ALL Americans finances /personal records.

Page 203 Line 14-15 HC: “The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax” Yes, it says that!

Page 239 Line 14-24 HC Bill: Govt will reduce physician services for Medicaid Seniors, low income and poor are affected.

Page 241 Line 6-8 HC Bill: Doctors, doesn’t matter what specialty you have, you’ll all be paid the same!

Page 253 Line 10-18: Govt sets value of Doctor’s time, proffession, judgment etc. Literally value of humans.

Page 265 Sec 1131: Govt mandates & controls productivity for private HC industries.

Page 268 Sec 1141: Federal Govt regulates rental & purchase of power driven wheelchairs.

Page 272 SEC. 1145: TREATMENT OF CERTAIN CANCER HOSPITALS – Cancer patients – welcome to rationing!

Page 280 Sec 1151: The Govt will penalize hospitals for whatever Govt deems preventable re-admissions.

Page 298 Lines 9-11: Doctors, treat a patient during initial admission that results in a re-admission -Govt will penalize you.

Page 317 L 13-20: PROHIBITION on ownership/investment. Govt tells Doctors what/how much they can own!

Page 317-318 lines 21-25, 1-3: PROHIBITION on expansion- Govt is mandating hospitals cannot expand.

Page 321 2-13: Hospitals have opportunity to apply for exception BUT community input is required. Can u say ACORN?!!

Page 335 L 16-25 Pg 336-339: Govt mandates establishment of outcome based measures. HC the way they want. Rationing.

Page 341 Lines 3-9: Govt has authority to disqualify Medicare Advance Plans, HMOs, etc. Forcing people into Govt plan.

Page 354 Sec 1177: Govt will RESTRICT enrollment of Special needs people! Unbelievable!

Page 379 Sec 1191: Govt creates more bureaucracy – Tele-health Advisory Comittee. Can you say HC by phone?

Page 425 Lines 4-12: Govt mandates Advance Care Planning Consult. Think Senior Citizens end of life patients.

Page 425 Lines 17-19: Govt will instruct & consult regarding living wills, durable powers of attorney. Mandatory!

Page 425 Lines 22-25, 426 Lines 1-3: Govt provides approved list of end of life resources, guiding you in death. (assisted suicide)

Page 427 Lines 15-24: Govt mandates program for orders for end of life. The Govt has a say in how your life ends.

Page 429 Lines 1-9: An “advanced care planning consultant” will be used frequently as patients health deteriorates.

Page 429 Lines 10-12: “advanced care consultation” may include an ORDER for end of life plans. AN ORDER from GOVT!

Page 429 Lines 13-25: The govt will specify which Doctors can write an end of life order.

Page 430 Lines 11-15: The Govt will decide what level of treatment you will have at end of life!

Page 469: Community Based Home Medical Services = Non profit organizations. Hello, ACORN Medical Services here!!?

Page 472 Lines 14-17: PAYMENT TO COMMUNITY-BASED ORIGINATION. 1 monthly payment 2 a community-based organization. Like ACORN?

Page 489 Sec 1308: The Govt will cover Marriage & Family therapy. Which means they will insert Govt into your marriage.

Page 494-498: Govt will cover Mental Health Services including defining, creating, rationing those services.

Obama violates the U.S. Constitution First Amendment

Impeach Obama

FIREARMS REFRESHER COURSE

FIREARMS REFRESHER COURSE 

 

    

   

         

 

 

 1. “Those who hammer their
guns into plows will plow for those who do not.”  ~Thomas Jefferson

 

   

 

 2.  Those
who trade liberty for security have neither. ~John Adams
 

 

 

 

3.  Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.

4. An armed man is a citizen.
An unarmed man is

a subject. 

 

 

5.  Only a government that is afraid
of its citizens tries to control them.

   

  

6. Gun
control is not about guns; it’s about control.
 

 

  

 

7.  You only have the
rights you are willing to fight for.
 

 

8.  Know guns, know
peace, know safety. No guns, no peace, no safety.

 

 

 

  

 9.  You don’t shoot to kill; you shoot to stay
alive.

 

 

  10. Assault is a behavior, not a device.

 

11.  64,999,987 firearms
owners killed no one yesterday.

 

 12.  The  United
States Constitution (c) 1791. All Rights
Reserved.

 

 

 13.  The Second Amendment is in place in case the
politicians ignore the others.

 

14.  What part of ‘shall
not be infringed’ do you NOT understand?

 

 15.  Guns have only two enemies; rust and politicians.   

   

 

   

 16.  When you remove the people’s right to bear arms,
you create slaves.
 

  17.  The American
Revolution would never have happened with gun control.
 

 

 

Cash for Clunkers

By Dave RamseyDave’s Thoughts on “Cash for Clunkers”

Dave's Thoughts on "Cash for Clunkers"With all the buzz about Cash for Clunkers, it’s easy to think that it was a great way for people to get a better set of wheels. But was it really? No way! Cash for Clunkers was simply a way for broke people to buy cars that they really couldn’t afford. It was a bad idea on multiple levels. But before digging into that, let’s take a little history lesson.

About a decade ago, a fair housing program was started, called a sub-prime lending market. The idea behind it was that everyone “needed” to own a home—including broke people. The government decided to start a program to reinvest in communities, which allowed pretty much anyone to borrow money to buy a house. Lending companies charged high interest rates, causing already struggling families to go even further into debt.

Basically, this was a program designed to encourage broke people to buy houses. Most people didn’t even know it existed until it unraveled and became the number-one cause of our recent recession. The government took those stupid loans back and securitized them, which created the financial mess last fall. Helping broke people buy houses didn’t turn out to be a great government program. Guess what? Helping broke people buy brand-new cars—and now home appliances—will turn out just as bad.

The Cash for Clunkers program was designed exactly for people who should not take advantage of the program. You trade your $2,000 clunker in for a brand-new, shiny $20,000 car, and the only way you can afford it is with a high-interest payment. That just means you really couldn’t afford it to begin with. Doesn’t this sound like the sub-prime mortgage problem all over again?

When you drive that new car off the lot, you’re immediately going to lose $4,500. The worst car accidents happen on the showroom floor. New cars go down in value like a rock. The government thinks it’s going to save the American auto industry by putting broke people into cars they can’t pay for. It’s going to come back to bite them—and the rest of us—in the form of taxes galore.

Another bad thing about this program is that we, the taxpayers, are paying for the new cars! It’s morally wrong of the government to take money away from us—against our will—in the form of taxes and give that money to someone else to buy a stupid car they can’t afford in the first place! This is theft, plain and simple.

Cash for Clunkers is a program that redistributes wealth in the name of the environment, and it’s going to be a curse on the car dealer and the manufacturer that carries the paper. It’s going to hurt the broke person who bought a car he couldn’t afford. And it’s already a problem for our country, because it’s adding dollars to the national debt.

There’s always a twist with government programs like this. They try to think of creative ways to help people, but the situation usually ends up worse than it did before they “helped.” In the end, I should decide what to do with my own money. If I want to buy you a car, I will! And if you can’t buy a car without actually paying for the whole thing, then you’re better off keeping your “clunker.”

So good riddance to a really bad program that has done more damage than good.

Keep “THE CHANGE” please!!

Source unknown

Let’s Recap:

1. The American people elect a black president
with a total of 142 days experience as a US
Senator from the most politically corrupt state
in America whose governor is ousted from office. 
The President’s first official act is to order the
close of Gitmo and make sure terrorists civil
rights are not violated.
 
2. The U.S. Congress rushes to confirm a black
Attorney General, Eric Holder, whose law firm
we later find out represents seventeen Gitmo
Terrorists.  (An honest mistake?!)
 
3. The CIA Boss appointee, Leon Panetta, has
absolutely no experience, has a daughter Linda,
we find out, who is a true radical anti-American
activist and a supporter of all the Anti-American
regimes in the western hemisphere.  (There were
socio-economic factors involved!)
 
4. We got the second most corrupt American woman
(Pelosi is #1) as Secretary of State; bought and paid
for.  (You can put lipstick on a pig, but it still stinks!)
 
5. We got a Tax Cheat for Treasury Secretary who
did not properly file his own taxes for 12 years. 
(He mis-spoke!)
 
6. A Commerce Secretary nominee who withdrew
due to corruption charges. (Another honest mistake???)
 
7. A Tax cheat nominee for Chief Performance Officer
who withdrew under charges. (Hmmm… another
mistake?)
 
8. A Labor Secretary nominee who withdrew under
charges of unethical conduct.  (Ok, maybe this
person was just plain stupid.)
 
9. A Secretary HHS nominee (Daschle) who withdrew
under charges of cheating on his taxes.. (We’re
running out of excuses for these idiots!!)
 
10. Multiple appointments of former lobbyists after
an absolute campaign statement that no lobbyists
would be appointed.  
             
All this occurred just during the first three weeks. . .
but who’s counting? 
America is being run by the modern-day Three
Stooges ; Barry, Nancy and Harry and they are
still trying to define stimulus… “It’s Spending!!!”
             
The congress passes the $800,000,000,000 (that’s
$800 billion) pork-loaded spending bill where the
government gives you a smidgen of your tax dollars
($13 per week), making you feel so good about
yourself [stimulated], that you want to run out to
Wal-Mart and buy a new Chinese-made HDTV
and go home and watch Telemundo! 
Only in America , what a country… 

Pray for our country. Here’s the good news though –
Obama took Air Force One to Denver to sign the
stimulus package, wasting as much as 10,000
gallons of fuel OR 24 JOBS FOR ONE YEAR. 
Don’t you just love this hypocrite?

Speaking of praying, Obama has now been president
for seven months and yet he & wife (first lady)
Michelle, the Christian family they claim to be, have
not attended church since the inauguration. 
He must miss Reverend Wright!

In these times ‘I’ll keep my God, my freedom, my
gun and my money.
Anyone that supports this insanity can keep….
“THE CHANGE”.’

Back on Uncle Sam’s plantation

Star Parker - Syndicated Columnist

Star Parker – Syndicated Columnist

Six years ago I wrote a book called Uncle Sam’s Plantation. I wrote the book to tell my own story of what I saw living inside the welfare state and my own transformation out of it. I said in that book that indeed there are two Americas — a poor America on socialism and a wealthy America on capitalism. I talked about government programs like Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training (JOBS), Emergency Assistance to Needy Families with Children (EANF), Section 8 Housing, and Food Stamps. A vast sea of perhaps well-intentioned government programs, all initially set into motion in the 1960s by Democrats, that were going to lift the nation’s poor out of poverty. A benevolent Uncle Sam welcomed mostly poor black Americans onto the government plantation. Those who accepted the invitation switched mindsets from “How do I take care of myself?” to “What do I have to do to stay on the plantation?” Instead of solving economic problems, government welfare socialism created monstrous moral and spiritual problems — the kind of problems that are inevitable when individuals turn responsibility for their lives over to others. The legacy of American socialism is our blighted inner cities, dysfunctional inner city schools, and broken black families. Through God’s grace, I found my way out. It was then that I understood what freedom meant and how great this country is. I had the privilege of working on welfare reform in 1996 which was passed by a Republican controlled Congress. I thought we were on the road to moving socialism out of our poor black communities and replacing it with wealth-producing American capitalism. But, incredibly, we are now going in the opposite direction. Instead of poor America on socialism becoming more like rich American on capitalism, rich America on capitalism is becoming like poor America on socialism. Uncle Sam has welcomed our banks onto the plantation and they have said, “Thank you, Suh.” Now, instead of thinking about what creative things need to be done to serve customers, they are thinking about what they have to tell Massah in order to get their cash. There is some kind of irony that this is all happening under our first black president on the 200th anniversary of the birthday of Abraham Lincoln. Worse, socialism seems to be the element of our new young president. And maybe even more troubling, our corporate executives seem happy to move onto the plantation. In an op-Ed on the opinion page of the Washington Post, Mr. Obama is clear that the goal of his trillion dollar spending plan is much more than short term economic stimulus. “This plan is more than a prescription for short-term spending — it’s a strategy for America’s long-term growth and opportunity in areas such as renewable energy, healthcare, and education.” Perhaps more incredibly, Obama seems to think that government taking over an economy is a new idea.. Or that massive growth in government can take place “with unprecedented transparency and accountability.” Yes, sir, we heard it from Jimmy Carter when he created the Department of Energy, the Synfuels Corporation, and the Department of Education. Or how about the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 — The War on Poverty — which President Johnson said “…does not merely expand old programs or improve what is already being done. It charts a new course. It strikes at the causes, not just the consequences of poverty.” Trillions of dollars later, black poverty is the same. But black families are not, with triple the incidence of single-parent homes and out-of-wedlock births. It’s not complicated. Americans can accept Barack Obama’s invitation to move onto the plantation. Or they can choose personal responsibility and freedom. Does anyone really need to think about what the choice should be? “The trouble with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” TRUER WORDS WERE NEVER SPOKEN !

This is what I am going through right now.

Government run health care is nothing but red tape!!!  Sounds good on the surface but full of buracacy.  Don’t trust government healthcare.

 

ABC’s John Stossel Destroys/Pulverizes/Crushes Obama’s anti-American ‘Health Care’ Plan

Social Security and the Democrats

—- Regardless of your political affiliation, you have to admit Thomas Jefferson’s comment at the end of this is correct! How quickly we forget…. A little history lesson, If there is anyone out there that doesn’t know this, this is the best visual presentation I ever saw… Now don’t be mad at old people,(or me) just remember who did this…… Franklin Delano. Roosevelt 32nd. President, Democrat Terms of Office March 4, 1933, to April 12, 1945 Our Social Security Franklin Delano. Roosevelt (Terms of Office March 4, 1933, to April 12, 1945), a Democrat, introduced Social Security (FICA) Program. He Promised: 1.) That participation in the Program would be Completely voluntary, 2.) That the participants would only have to pay 1% of the first $1,400 of their annual Incomes into the Program, 3.) That the money the participants elected to put Into the Program would be deductible from Their income for tax purposes each year, 4.) That the money the participants put into the Independent ‘Trust Fund’ rather than into the General operating fund, and therefore, would Only be used to fund the Social Security Retirement Program, and no other Government program, and 5.) That the annuity payments to the retirees would never be taxed as income. Since many of us have paid into FICA for years and are now receiving a Social Security check every month — and then finding that we are getting taxed on 85% of the money we paid to the Federal government to ‘Put Away’ — you may be interested in the following: ———-THEN————————————————— Dwight David Eisenhower 34th. President, Republican, Term Of Office: January 20, 1953 to January 20, 1961 Insert by Vincent Peter Render, If I recall correctly, 1958 is the first year that Congress, not President Eisenhower, voted to remove funds from Social Security and put it into the General Fund for Congress to spend. If I recall correctly, it was a democratically controlled Congress. From what I understand, Congress’ logic at that time was that there was so much money in Social Security Fund that it would never run out / be used up for the purpose it was intended / set aside for. ————-WORSE STILL———————————————— Lindon Baines Johnson 36th. President, Democrat Term Of Office: November 22, 1963 to January 20, 1969 Question: Which Political Party took Social Security from the Independent ‘Trust Fund’ and put it into the General Fund so that Congress could spend it? Answer: It was Lindon B. Johnson (Democrat, Term of Office: November 22,1963 to January 20, 1969) and the Democratically Controlled House and Senate. ——————————————————————– Question: Which Political Party eliminated the income tax Deduction for Social Security (FICA) withholding? Answer: The Democratic Party. ———————————————————————– William Jefferson Clinton (Bill Clinton) 42nd. President Democrat Term of Office: January 20, 1993 to January 20, 2001 Albert Arnold Gore, Jr. (Al Gore) 45th. Vice President Democrat Term of Office: January 20, 1993 to January 20, 2001 Question: Which Political Party started taxing Social Security annuities? Answer: The Democratic Party, with Albert Arnold GoreJr.,Al Gore) [Vice President Term of Office: January 10, 1993 to January 20, 2001] casting the ‘tie-breaking’ deciding vote as President of the Senate, while he was Vice President of the US … ——————THE STRAW THAT BROKE THE CAMEL’S BACK !!————————————————- James Earl Carter, Jar (Jimmy Carter) 39th President, Democrat Term of Office: January 20, 1977 to January 20, 1981 Question: Which Political Party decided to start giving Annuity payments to immigrants? AND MY FAVORITE: ANSWER: That’s right! JAMES EARL CARTER, JR. (jimmy CARTER) (DEMOCRAT, TERM OF OFFICE: JANUARY 20, 1977 TO JANUARY 20, 1981 AND THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. IMMIGRANTS MOVED INTO THIS COUNTRY, AND AT AGE 65, BEGAN TO RECEIVE SOCIAL SECURITY PAYMENTS: THE DEMOCRATIC PARTYGAVE THESE PAYMENTS TO THEM,EVEN THOUGH THEY NEVER PAID A DIME INTO IT! ———————————————————————- Then, after violating the original contract (FICA), the Democrats turn around and tell you that the Republicans want to take your Social Security away! And the worst part about it is uninformed citizens believe it! If enough people receive this, maybe a seed of Awareness will be planted and maybe changes WILL evolve! . Maybe not, some Democrats are awfully sure of what isn’t so. But it’s worth a try. How many people can YOU send this to? Actions speak louder than bumper stickers. Thomas Jefferson 3rd. President, Democrat Term of Office: January 20, 1777 to January 20, 1781 “A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have”. Thomas Jefferson

First Lady Michelle Obama serves food with latex gloves, discriminates against persons with latex allergy!

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First Lady Michelle Obama in an effort to help out the homeless hands out contaminated food. Latex gloves transmit latex protein and contaminates the the food. As many as 16% of the population is allergic to latex. She is very inconsiderate and discriminates against persons with latex allergy.  Remember use non-latex gloves!

administration of President Barack Obama is shifting its regulatory focus to pocket knives.

Temporarily stymied in its efforts to move a gun control agenda forward because of strong public backlash, the administration of President Barack Obama is shifting its regulatory focus to pocket knives. No kidding. In a little noted proposed regulatory decision issued in May by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (”CPB”), the administration is seeking to ban the import of any pocket knife that partially opens with a flick of the wrist.

The government is able to reach into the pockets of America’s millions of pocket knife users to limit the type of knife they can own, thanks to a novel and expansive interpretation of the 1958 “Switchblade Knife Act.” This half-century old law prohibited the importation into the U.S.of, or the interstate commerce in, automatic switchblade and stiletto knives. As recently as last August, the CPB interpreted the law with a common sense view, in approving requests by knife companies to import and market new products. Lawful, modern-day …

This is to remind other generations about Liberal or Atheist extremism

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Facts about latex allergy

Facts about latex allergy

Two types of latex allergies exist — an immediate, systemic reaction to one or more of the natural rubber proteins, and a delayed reaction, typically limited to irritation and a rash at the area of contact, occurring 24 to 48 hours post-exposure, and related to the additives in the manufacturing process.
Latex allergies can range from mild to severe
and include skin redness, hives, headache, itchy eyes and tearing, scratchy throat, and respiratory distress.
If the exposure continues, it can lead to life-threatening anaphylaxis.
Exposure is not limited to medical products, such as gloves, blood-pressure cuffs, and catheters. Latex is found in many household products, including balloons; condoms; adhesive bandages and tape; pacifiers; baby bottle nipples; dishwashing gloves; Spandex; elastic; rubber bands; erasers; some carpeting; bicycle and racquet handgrips; swimming goggles; and shoe soles. Patients also may have a cross sensitivity to fruits and vegetables. Bananas, avacadoes, chestnuts, and kiwis have a high association, while apples, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, melons, and other produce are only a moderate concern.
People with a latex allergy should avoid all exposures, wear a medical-alert bracelet, and always carry medications prescribed by their physician, such as an Epi-pen, nonlatex gloves, and written documentation of the allergy from a doctor. They also should inform all medical and dental providers, hospitals, and family, friends, coworkers, and employers about the allergy.

But with greater exposure to the gloves’ natural proteins, people began developing latex allergies, which can result in life-threatening anaphylactic reactions. Hopkins reports 6% of the general population is allergic to latex.

THE COMING COMMUNIST-AMERICAN AUTO INDUSTRY

THE COMING COMMUNIST-AMERICAN AUTO INDUSTRY

 

 

By Tom DeWeese
June 3, 2009
NewsWithViews.com

Throughout our history, Americans have been inspired by many patriotic slogans such as “I have not yet begun to fight,” or “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country,” or “Remember the Alamo.” I don’t believe the nation will find much inspiration in the Obama Administrations new one: “Remember the Yugo!”

Barack Obama promised the “nation of change,” “We cannot, must not, and we will not let our auto industry simply vanish.” Nope. He has other plans. He’s going to build Yugos. Well, Obama is too clever to actually say that, but Yugos will certainly be the result of the anticipated federal take-over of the American auto industry.

Americans should all remember the Yugo- the pride of communist Yugoslavia – the first commie car to endanger American highways back in the 1980’s. Small, affordable and easy on gas- the perfect modern car for our current economic and environmental crisis that the Obama Administration is hell-bent on perpetuating, regardless of economic or scientific fact.

Of course, most Yugos only ran long enough to get off the lot and into the driveway. Those lucky enough to drive them further just had to keep a bucket in the back seat for emergencies – when it was necessary to stop and pick up the parts that flew off when their Yugo hit a pot hole. In short, the Yugo was an international joke because it certainly did showcase the skills of communist workers in an industry controlled by communist bureaucrats.

Now, in the United States, where the car for the masses was born from the genius of Henry Ford’s free market assembly line, Barack Obama and the Democrat Congress have declared themselves the saviors of the American auto industry. They know what Americans need best! They know how to get Americans buying American cars and get the economy going again.


Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (an auto-making genius) says Americans should drive smaller, more efficient vehicles. And she has the power to pass laws to make us do it – or at least the power to pass laws to make sure Chrysler and GM can only build the cars that Washington wants. And all Nancy and her gang of thugs in Congress have to do is pass stricter emission laws and even Ford, which hasn’t taken the Federal candy, will have to comply. And that saves the auto industry – how?

The whole point of the federal takeover of the auto industry, of course, is to enforce “climate change” restrictions on the industry. The code word is “cleaner” cars. That really means eliminating CO2 emissions to protect us from global warming. And it will be so much more efficient for government to dictate it directly to an industry it now owns than trying to argue with the pesky industry professionals who keep talking about what the buying public wants. Don’t they understand there is a crisis here?

There are, of course, three problems with that plan for the auto industry. First, since the 1970s, the federal government has been dictating emission standards, setting the bar higher and higher until today, American cars literally are so clean that they emit nearly zero pollution, and they can’t get any cleaner or more efficient. Second, the only way for cars to emit less CO2 is for cars to use less carbon-based fuel, and that doesn’t exist. And need we say it again, science is showing more and more evidence that there is no man-made global warming, so no matter how clean the car is made to run, it won’t make any difference and the regulations are completely unnecessary. Third, the American buying public doesn’t want the pesky little cars and won’t buy them. Detroit had better be very worried.

Obama’s scheme is not the first time government has tried dictating small cars to the American public. Back in the 1970s, as a result of Jimmy Carter’s man-made oil shortage, mandates were put out for smaller, more efficient Detroit cars. Remember the Pinto? As a result, all cars got smaller – even Cadillacs. Americans simply couldn’t squeeze their families into the things.

That’s when the environmentalists’ nightmare began. To get around the hated smaller cars, Americans started buying Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs). Back then they were simply called trucks. The old fashioned, market-based Detroit automakers knew a good customer when the saw one and they started improving the trucks to be more family oriented. And the SUV revolution was on.

Today, almost every American family has one. And the government environmentalists hate it. They have been inventing rules and regulations ever since to try to get Americans out of the hated SUVs. They have tried to raise gas prices to make them unusable- didn’t work. They have offered tax incentives to get us to abandon them – didn’t work. So now they have just taken over Detroit. Now they will just dictate the cars Detroit can make.

Get ready America. The Corvette, Chevy Camaro, Dodge Viper, Dodge Challenger R/T, Mustang, Cadillac CTS and the Hummer are all on the Obama chopping block – even though that’s what Americans want to buy. It doesn’t matter anymore. We now have government-controlled industry dictated by those who do everything through political agenda. They have a vision and it looks a lot like the Yugo.

© 2009 Tom DeWeese – All Rights Reserved

SHAME ON THE AMERICAN MEDIA

Ed Freeman, Medal of Honor Recipient, has died

 

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 IT IS TOO BAD THAT WE NO LONGER HAVE A NEWS MEDIA THAT WILL GIVE US ALL THE NEWS INSTEAD OF JUST WHAT THE LIBERALS WANT TO TELL. ANY WAY I THOUGHT YOU ALL MIGHT ENJOY KNOWING THIS STORY. Subject: Fw: Ed Freeman, Medal of Honor Recipient, has died Ed Freeman Let’s just suppose you’re an 19 year old kid. You’re critically wounded, and dying in the jungle in the Ia Drang Valley , 11-14-1965, LZ X-ray, Vietnam . Your infantry unit is outnumbered 8 – 1, and the enemy fire is so intense, from 100 or 200 yards away, that your own Infantry Commander has ordered the MediVac helicopters to stop coming in. You’re lying there, listening to the enemy machine guns, and you know you’re not getting out. Your family is 1/2 way around the world, 12,000 miles away, and you’ll never see them again. As the world starts to fade in and out, you know this is the day. Then, over the machine gun noise, you faintly hear that sound of a helicopter, and you look up to see an un-armed Huey, but it doesn’t seem real, because no Medi-Vac markings are on it. Ed Freeman is coming for you. He’s not Medi-Vac, so it’s not his job, but he’s flying his Huey down into the machine gun fire, after the Medi-Vacs were ordered not to come. He’s coming anyway. And he drops it in and sits there in the machine gun fire, as they load 2 or 3 of you on board. Then he flies you up and out through the gunfire, to the Doctors and Nurses. And, he kept coming back…. 13 more times….. And took about 30 of you and your buddies out, who would never have gotten out. Medal of Honor Recipient, Ed Freeman, died last Wednesday at the age of 80, in Boise , ID ……May God rest his soul….. I bet you didn’t hear about this hero’s passing on any of the 24 hour news channels. Medal of Honor Winner Ed Freeman! Shame on the American Media MedalofH.jpg MedalofH.jpg {0} Mark as read Mark as unread Delete Junk Not junk Print View message source This message is too wide to fit your screen. Show full message © 2009 Microsoft Privacy Legal Help Central Account Feedback

‘Where Have All The Leaders Gone?’

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Remember Lee  Iacocca, the man who rescued Chrysler Corporation from its death throes?  
 
He’s now 82 years old and has a new book,
‘Where Have All The Leaders Gone?’.
 
 

 
Lee Iacocca Starts his book:  
 
 
‘Am I the only guy in this country who’s fed up with what’s happening? Where the hell is our outrage? We should be screaming bloody murder! We’ve got a gang of clueless bozos steering our ship of state right over a cliff, we’ve got corporate gangsters stealing us blind, and we can’t even clean up after a hurricane much less build a hybrid car. But instead of getting mad, everyone sits around and nods their heads when the politicians say, ‘Stay the course.’
 
 
Stay the course? You’ve got to be kidding. This is America, not the damned, ‘Titanic’. I’ll give you a sound bite: ‘Throw all the bums out!’  
 
You might think I’m getting senile, that I’ve gone off my rocker, and maybe I have. But someone has to speak up. I hardly recognize this country anymore.
 
 
The most famous business leaders are not the innovators but the guys in handcuffs. While we’re fiddling in  Iraq , the Middle East is burning and nobody seems to know what to do. And the press is waving ‘pom-poms’ instead of asking hard questions. That’s not the promise of the ‘America’ my parents and yours traveled across the ocean for. I’ve had enough. How about you?  
 
 
I’ll go a step further. You can’t call yourself a patriot if you’re not outraged. This is a fight I’m ready and willing to have. The Biggest ‘C’ is Crisis! (Iacocca elaborates on nine C’s of leadership, with crisis being the first.)
 
 
Leaders are made, not born. Leadership is forged in times of crisis. It’s easy to sit there with your feet up on the desk and talk theory. Or send someone else’s kids off to war when you’ve never seen a battlefield yourself. It’s another thing to lead when your world comes tumbling down.
 
 
On September 11, 2001, we needed a  strong leader more than any other time in our history. We needed a steady hand to guide us out of the ashes. A hell of a mess, so here’s where we stand.
 
 
We’re immersed in a bloody war with no plan for winning and no plan for leaving.  
 
 
We’re running the biggest deficit in the history of the country.  
 
 
We’re losing the manufacturing edge to Asia, while our once-great companies are getting slaughtered by health care costs.  
 
 
Gas prices are skyrocketing, and nobody in power has a coherent energy policy. Our schools are in trouble.  
 
 
Our borders are like sieves.  
 
 
The middle class is being squeezed every which way.  
 
 
These are times that cry out for leadership.
 
 
But when you look around, you’ve got to ask: ‘Where have all the leaders gone?’ Where are the curious, creative communicators? Where are the people of character, courage, conviction, omnipotence, and common sense? I may be a sucker for alliteration, but I think you get the  point.
 
 
Name me a leader who has a better idea for homeland security than making us take off our shoes in airports and throw away our shampoo?
 
 
We’ve spent billions of dollars building a huge new bureaucracy, and all we know how to do is react to things that have already happened.
 
 
Name me one leader who emerged from the crisis of Hurricane Katrina. Congress has yet to spend a single day evaluating the response to the hurricane or demanding accountability for the decisions that were made in the crucial hours after the storm.  
 
 
Everyone’s hunkering down, fingers crossed, hoping it doesn’t happen again. Now, that’s just crazy. Storms happen. Deal with it. Make a plan. Figure out what you’re going to do the next time.
 
 
Name me an industry leader who is thinking creatively about how we can restore our competitive edge in manufacturing. Who would have believed that there could ever be a time when ‘The Big Three’ referred to Japanese car companies? How did this happen, and more important, what are we going to do about it?
 
 
Name me a government leader who can articulate a plan for paying down the debit, or solving the energy crisis, or managing the health care problem. The silence is deafening. But these are the crises that are eating away at our country and milking the middle class dry.  
 
 
I have news for the gang in Congress. We didn’t elect you to sit on your asses and do nothing and remain silent while our democracy is being hijacked and our greatness is being replaced with mediocrity. What is everybody so afraid of? That some bonehead on Fox News will call them a name? Give me a break. Why don’t you guys show some spine for a change?
 
 
Had Enough? Hey, I’m not trying to be the voice of gloom and doom here.  I’m trying to light a fire. I’m speaking out because I have hope – I believe in America. In my lifetime, I’ve had the privilege of living through some of America’s greatest moments. I’ve also experienced some of our worst crises: The ‘Great Depression,’ ‘World War  II,’ the ‘Korean War,’ the ‘Kennedy Assassination,’ the ‘Vietnam War,’ the 1970’s oil crisis, and the struggles of recent years culminating with 9/11.
 
 
If I’ve learned one thing, it’s this: ‘You don’t get anywhere by standing on the sidelines waiting for somebody else to take action. Whether it’s building a better car or building a better future for our children, we all have a role to play. That’s the challenge I’m raising in this book. It’s a “Call to Action” for people who, like me, believe in America’. It’s not too late, but it’s getting pretty close. So let’s shake off the crap and go to work. Let’s tell ’em all we’ve had ‘enough.’
 
 
Make your own contribution by sending this to everyone you know and care about. It’s our country, folks, and it’s our future. Our future is at stake!! 
 

 

“How Would You Fix the Economy?”

Don’t make it harder thatn it really is to fix!

To think they already spent Trillions. I would go for this! 

This was an article from the St. Petersburg Times Newspaper on Sunday.

The Business Section asked readers for ideas on “How Would You Fix the Economy?” I thought this was the BEST idea….I think this guy nailed it!

Dear Mr. President,

Patriotic retirement:

There are about 40 million people over 50 in the work force – Pay them $1 million apiece severance with the following stipulations:

1. They retire immediately. Forty million job openings – Unemployment fixed.

2. They buy NEW American cars. Forty million cars ordered – Auto Industry fixed.

3. They either buy a house or pay off their mortgage – Housing Crisis fixed. It can’t get any easier than that!

P. S.. If more money is needed, have all members in Congress and their constituents pay their taxes…

Remember ……………….

Read this slowly. Absolutely the funniest joke ever……ON US !!! Let it sink in. Quietly we go like Sheep to slaughter. Does anybody out there have any memory of the reason given for the establishment of the DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ….. during the Carter Administration? Anybody? Anything? No? Didn’t think so ! Bottom line . . we’ve spent several hundred billion dollars in support of an agency … the reason for which not one person who reads this can remember. Ready??????? It was very simple… and at the time everybody thought it very appropriate. The Department of Energy was instituted 8-04-1977 TO LESSEN OUR DEPENDENCE ON FOREIGN OIL. Hey, pretty efficient, huh????? AND NOW IT’S 2009, 32 YEARS LATER … AND THE BUDGET FOR THIS NECESSARY DEPARTMENT IS AT $24.2 BILLION A YEAR THEY HAVE 16,000 FEDERAL EMPLOYEES AND APPROXIMATELY 100,000 CONTRACT EMPLOYEES AND LOOK AT THE JOB THEY HAVE DONE! THIS IS WHERE YOU SLAP YOUR FOREHEAD AND SAY ‘WHAT WAS I THINKING?’ Ah yes, good ole bureaucracy. And NOW we are going to turn the Banking System and the Auto Industry over to them? God Help Us !!!!

Ohio Christian school tells student to skip prom

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FINDLAY, Ohio – A student at a fundamentalist Baptist school that forbids dancing, rock music, hand-holding and kissing will be suspended if he takes his girlfriend to her public high school prom, his principal said.

Despite the warning, 17-year-old Tyler Frost, who has never been to a dance before, said he plans to attend Findlay High School’s prom Saturday.

Frost, a senior at Heritage Christian School in northwest Ohio, agreed to the school’s rules when he signed a statement of cooperation at the beginning of the year, principal Tim England said.

The teen, who is scheduled to receive his diploma May 24, would be suspended from classes and receive an “incomplete” on remaining assignments, England said. Frost also would not be permitted to attend graduation but would get a diploma once he completes final exams. If Frost is involved with alcohol or sex at the prom, he will be expelled, England said.

Frost’s stepfather Stephan Johnson said the school’s rules should not apply outside the classroom.

“He deserves to wear that cap and gown,” Johnson said.

Frost said he thought he had handled the situation properly. Findlay requires students from other schools attending the prom to get a signature from their principal, which Frost did.

“I expected a short lecture about making the right decisions and not doing something stupid,” Frost said. “I thought I would get his signature and that would be the end.”

England acknowledged signing the form but warned Frost there would be consequences if he attended the dance. England then took the issue to a school committee made up of church members, who decided to threaten Frost with suspension.

“In life, we constantly make decisions whether we are going to please self or please God. (Frost) chose one path, and the school committee chose the other,” England said.

The handbook for the 84-student Christian school says rock music “is part of the counterculture which seeks to implant seeds of rebellion in young people’s hearts and minds.”

England said Frost’s family should not be surprised by the school’s position.

“For the parents to claim any injustice regarding this issue is at best forgetful and at worst disingenuous,” he said. “It is our hope that the student and his parents will abide by the policies they have already agreed to.”

The principal at Findlay High School, whose graduates include Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, said he respects, but does not agree with, Heritage Christian School‘s view of prom.

“I don’t see (dancing and rock music) as immoral acts,” Craig Kupferberg said.

“Huddle Up” Men in Missions Retreat 2009

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Super Bowl Champion Lee Rouson, running back for the New York Giants during two Super Bowl victories, recently shared the weekend and a message from God’s Word the Friends Men in Mission at Heartland Conference Retreat Center just outside Columbus, OH.  Mr. Rouson shared how realizing his true identity as a child of God transformed his life and encouraged all of us to live each day as a gift from God.  
 
He taught that in order to take advantage of all that God has in store for us, we need to have a “huddle with God” each day.  Just as in a football huddle where the players need to be focused on the instructions from the quarterback and do exactly what he says in order for the play to be successful, we need to be completely focused on the Word of God and not allow anything to distract us from following its instructions for our lives. Mr. Rouson challenged the audience to “get out of the stands and get on the field and play!”

Latex Balloon Allergies

Latex allergies are becoming more of a problem and here are some balloon tips and ideas: The allergies are caused by the powder in and outside of latex balloons. This powder picks up the latex molecules and then spreads it around a room where it may be inhaled and possibly cause an individual who has a latex allergy to have a severe reaction. Instead of using the plain rubber balloons for decorations, use the mylar (foil type) or plastic balloons or vinyl balls for table centerpiece, stage and room decorations. Mylar and plastic balloons are made without latex, last weeks longer than regular rubber balloons and can be reused until the self-sealing valve fails. To deflate a mylar or plastic balloon for recycling, remove any ribbons from the balloon; insert a common drinking straw into the valve until the air starts to come out. Gently squeeze the balloon and let the air out till flat, remove the straw, fold the flat balloon and store till next use. The mylar, plastic, polyurethane and vinyl balloons can be reused until the valve fails. The 4″ sized mylars in round, heart and star shape work well as water balloons, fill with a turkey baster and water, hand tie off like a regular balloon. The latex balloons are made of rubber; they will stretch from small to large size when they are blown up. The latex balloon substitutes (latex balloon alternative) will not stretch and are simply flat or filled. The mylar and plastic balloons will float with sizes 18″ and greater and take 0.5 cu ft of helium each to fill. Never let any person inhale the gas. Wash the mylar balloons with warm soap and water and they become clear! Mylar balloons will conduct electricity. Plastic balloons in 18” size, round and heart shapes will not conduct electricity. Please use non conductive curling ribbon and never a metallic ribbon on any balloon. Some schools and hospitals have started switching to non-latex balloon substitutes for latex sports balls, decorations, science experiments and crafts. Mylar balloons can be washed with warm water and dish soap to remove the coloring. End result will be a plastic clear balloon. Mylar and plastic balloons are not biodegradable and are harmful to the environment. Please do not release the balloons into the air! Small vinyl balloons (less than 4 to 4.5 feet in size) will not float, however there are large polyurethane inflatable balloons in different shapes that can be used for outdoor events and do not contain latex. The most common shapes in jumbo inflatable’s are hot air, blimp and round shapes. Custom shapes can be made of just about anything. They are refillable, come with a patch kit, last outdoors for about a year and can be custom imprinted. Vinyl spherical shaped balloons are an excellent mold for paper Mache’ and plaster projects or even balloon toss. They are just like beach ball material. Sizes range from 5″ to 96″. Vinyl balloons will not float at all. For a great substitute for latex water balloons. At your local supermarket, purchase a box of regular sandwich bags, not the zip lock, not the fold lock top, just cheap regular plastic bags. Fill the corner of the bag with a fist full of water, spin the bag, tie off like a regular balloon, cut off the excess plastic. They work great, readily available, cheap and fun. For those parents who wish a school to consider using non latex balloons, please call your school nurse or principal. Balloon twisters, a nice non latex balloon for twisting is available at http://www.uline.com. It’s a roll of poly bags, 3”, cut off desired length, heat seal or tie off one end, fill with air, then heat seal or tie off the other end. While not perfect, they do work pretty good. Latex balloon substitutes that are now available are in the following materials: Vinyl, Plastic, Polyurethane and Mylar balloons. Medical suppliers such as Merck, Johnson and Johnson, BD, techdevice.com, sell medically certified non allergenic latex for use in hospitals, labs, operating rooms and research. Ask for rubber bladders and bulbs that are certified to be non allergenic. Synthetic latex is not an allergen, natural latex made from rubber bush is Guayale. Run an internet search on Yulex, techdevice or mrballoon There are new laws being introduced and implemented into the legal system all the time on a state by state basis regarding balloons. Schools, the work place, hospitals, etc. have recently changed their policies regarding latex balloons. The Balloon Council in Washington DC has an excellent website that lists all new and pending laws regarding balloons by state. Also the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and the American Latex Allergy Association both offer a wide realm of information and help on this subject. Run an internet search using the keyword: Non Latex Balloons. Even the FAA and local cities have new laws regarding balloons.

Liberals and Atheists cannot refute Christian Heritage of America

Faith of Our Forefathers
Religion and the Founding of the American Republic

In response to widespread sentiment that, to survive, the United States needed a stronger federal government, a convention met in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787 and on Sept. 17, 1787, adopted the Constitution of the United States. Aside from Article VI, which prohibited religious tests for federal office holders, the Constitution said little about religion. Its reserve troubled those Americans who wanted the new instrument of government to give faith a larger role and those who feared that it would do so. This latter group, worried that the Constitution did not prohibit the kind of state-supported religion that had flourished in some Colonies, exerted so much pressure on the members of the First Federal Congress that they adopted in September 1789 the First Amendment to the Constitution, which, when ratified by the required number of states in December 1791, forbade Congress to make any law “respecting an establishment of religion.”

The first two Presidents of the United States were patrons of religion — Washington was an Episcopal vestryman and Adams described himself as “a church going animal.” Both offered strong rhetorical support for religion. In his Farewell Address (September 1796) Washington called religion, as the source of morality, “a necessary spring of popular government,” while Adams claimed that statesmen “may plan and speculate for Liberty, but it is Religion and Morality alone, which can establish the Principles upon which Freedom can securely stand.”

Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, the third and fourth presidents, are generally considered less hospitable to religion than their predecessors, but evidence shows that, while in office, both offered religion powerful symbolic support. During his two administrations (1801-1809), Jefferson was a “most regular attendant” at church services in the House of Representatives at which, surviving records show, evangelical Christianity was forcefully preached. Madison followed Jefferson’s example, although unlike Jefferson, who road on horseback to church in the Capitol, Madison came in a coach and four. Jefferson permitted church services to be conducted by various denominations in government buildings, such as the Treasury and the War Department. During his administration, the Gospel was also preached in the Supreme Court chambers. It is, in fact, accurate to say that on Sundays in Washington during the Jefferson and Madison administrations the state became the church.

Recently, scholars have contended that Jefferson adopted a more positive view of Christianity in the 1790s as a result of reading Joseph Priestly’s arguments that many of the miraculous features of Christianity to which Jefferson objected were not authentic, having been added at a later time by a self-interested priesthood. Whatever the reason, after becoming president in 1801, Jefferson began making statements about the social value of Christianity.

Religion and the Constitution

When the Constitution was submitted to the American public, “many pious people” complained that the document had slighted God, for it contained “no recognition of his mercies to us … or even of his existence.” The Constitution was reticent about religion for two reasons: many delegates were committed federalists who believed that the power to legislate on religion, if it existed at all, lay within the domain of the state, not the national, governments. Second, the delegates believed that it would be a tactical mistake to insert such a politically controversial issue as religion in the Constitution. The only “religious clause” in the document — the proscription of religious tests as qualifications for federal office in Article Six — was, in fact, intended to defuse controversy by disarming potential critics who might claim religious discrimination in eligibility for public office.

Religion and the Bill of Rights

Although there were proposals for making the ratification of the Constitution contingent on the prior adoption of a bill of rights, supporters of a bill of rights acquiesced with the understanding that the first Congress under the new government would attempt to add to it a bill of rights.

James Madison took the lead in steering a bill of rights through the First Federal Congress, which convened in the spring of 1789. The Virginia Ratifying Convention and Madison’s constituents, among whom there were large numbers of Baptists who wanted freedom of religion secured, expected him to push for a bill of rights. There was considerable opposition in Congress to a bill of rights of any sort on the grounds that it was “unnecessary and dangerous.” The persistence of Madison and his allies nevertheless carried the day and on Sept. 28, 1789, both houses of Congress voted to send 12 amendments to the states. Those ratified by the requisite three fourths of the states became in December 1791 the first ten amendments to the Constitution.

Religion was addressed in the First Amendment in the following familiar words: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” In notes for his speech, June 8, 1789, introducing the bill of rights, Madison indicated that a “national” religion was what he wanted to prevent and it is clear that most Americans joined him in considering that the major goal was to forestall any possibility that the federal government could act as several Colonies had done by choosing one religion and making it an official “national” religion that enjoyed exclusive financial and legal support. The establishment clause of the First Amendment meant at least this: that no one religion would be officially preferred above its competitors. What ever else it may — or may not — have meant is obscured by a lack of documentary evidence and is still a matter of dispute.

Jacob Duché Offering the First Prayer in Congress, Sept. 7, 1774

Jacob Duché Offering the First Prayer in Congress, Sept. 7, 1774, bottom pane of the Liberty Window, Christ Church, Philadelphia, after a painting by Harrison Tompkins Matteson, c. 1848

Washington’s Farewell Address

Washington’s Farewell Address is one of the most important documents in American history because the recommendations made in it by the first president, particularly in the field of foreign affairs, have exerted a strong and continuing influence on American statesmen and politicians. The Farewell Address, in which Washington informed the American people that he would not seek a third term and offered advice on the country’s future policies, was published in David Claypoole’s Philadelphia American Daily Advertiser on Sept. 19, 1796, and was immediately reprinted in newspapers and as a pamphlet throughout the United States. The Address was drafted in July 1796 by Alexander Hamilton (Washington also had at his disposal an earlier draft by James Madison) and was revised for publication by the president himself.

The “religion section” of the Farewell Address was for many years as familiar to the American people as Washington’s warning that the United States should avoid entangling alliances with foreign nations. The first president advised his fellow citizens that “Religion and morality” were the “great Pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of Men and citizens.” “National morality,” he added, could not exist “in exclusion of religious principle.” “Virtue or morality,” he concluded, as the products of religion, were “a necessary spring of popular government.”

Evangelicalism and the Emergence of the African American Church

Mrs. Juliann Jane Tillman, Preacher of the AME Church

Mrs. Juliann Jane Tillman, Preacher of the AME Church, P.S. Duval, 1844. Black churches were graced by eloquent female preachers from their earliest days, although there was, as in white churches, resistance in many quarters to the idea of women preaching the Gospel.

Scholars disagree about the extent of the native African content of black Christianity as it emerged in 18th century America, but there is no dispute that the Christianity of the black population was grounded in evangelicalism. The Second Great Awakening, beginning about 1800, has been called the “central and defining event in the development of Afro-Christianity.” During these revivals Baptists and Methodists converted large numbers of blacks; according to a contemporary estimate, there were by 1815 40,000 black Methodists and an equal number of black Baptists. Many African Americans were, nevertheless, disappointed at the treatment they received from their fellow believers, especially at the backsliding in the commitment to abolish slavery that inspired many white Baptists and Methodists immediately after the American Revolution. Blacks responded by trying to establish as much autonomy as possible within the Baptist and Methodist denominational frameworks.

When discontent could not be contained, forceful black leaders followed what was becoming an American habit of forming new denominations. In 1816, for example, Richard Allen (1760-1831) and his colleagues in Philadelphia broke away from the Methodist Church and founded the African Methodist Episcopal Church, which, along with independent black Baptist congregations, flourished as the century progressed. By 1846, the A.M.E. Church, which began with eight clergy and five churches, had grown to 176 clergy, 296 churches and 17,375 members.

The Mormons

Another distinctive religious group, the Mormons, arose in the 1820s during the “Golden Day of Democratic Evangelism.” The founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Joseph Smith (1805-1844), and many of his earliest followers grew up in an area of western New York called the “Burned Over District,” because it had been scorched by so many revivals. Yet the Mormon Church cannot be considered as the product of revivalism or as a splintering off from an existing Protestant denomination. It was sui generis, inspired by what Smith described as revelations on a series of gold plates, which he translated and published as the Book of Mormon in 1830. The new church conceived itself to be a restoration of primitive Christianity, which other existing churches were considered to have deserted. The Mormons subscribe to many orthodox Christian beliefs but profess distinctive doctrines based on post-biblical revelation.

Persecuted from its inception, the Mormon Church moved from New York to Ohio to Missouri to Illinois, where it put down strong roots at Nauvoo. In 1844 the Nauvoo settlement was devastated by its neighbors, Smith and his brother being murdered in the havoc. This attack prompted the Mormons, under the leadership of Brigham Young, to migrate to Utah, where the first parties arrived in July 1847. The church has thrived since the removal to Utah and today is a flourishing, worldwide denomination.

Benevolent Societies

Benevolent societies were a new and conspicuous feature of the American landscape during the first half of the 19th century. Voluntary, ecumenical organizations devoted originally to the salvation of souls, but in due course to the eradication of every kind of social ill, the benevolent societies were formed by the pooling of resources of evangelicalism’s legions. The benevolent societies were the direct result of the extraordinary energies generated by the evangelical movement, specifically, by the “activism” resulting from conversion. “The evidence of God’s grace,” the Presbyterian evangelist, Charles G. Finney insisted, “was a person’s benevolence toward others.”

The earliest and most important of the benevolent societies focused their efforts on the conversion of sinners to the new birth or to the creation of conditions (sobriety sought by temperance societies) in which conversions could occur. The six largest societies in 1826-27 (based on their operating budgets) were all directly concerned with conversion: the American Education Society, the American Board of Foreign Missions, the American Bible Society, the American Sunday-School Union, the American Tract Society and the American Home Missionary Society.

Three of these groups subsidized evangelical ministers, one specialized in evangelical education and two supplied evangelical literature that the other four used. In seeking to convert the American people, the benevolent societies were consciously trying to create, simultaneously, a moral and virtuous citizenry on which republican government was thought to depend. They proudly asserted that they were “doing the work of patriotism no less than Christianity.”

1620
Plymouth settled by Pilgrims.

1629-1630
Massachusetts Bay Colony founded. Congregationalism planted in British North America.

1634
Maryland founded. Roman Catholic Church planted in British North America.

1636
Roger Williams expelled from Massachusetts. He founds Rhode Island as a haven for religious dissidents.

1654
Jews, fleeing religious persecution in Brazil, arrive in New York City.

1659- 1662
Quakers hanged in Massachusetts, persecuted in Virginia; victims of the prevailing belief in enforced religious uniformity.

1681
William Penn, leader of the Quakers, receives a charter for Pennsylvania; Penn establishes religious liberty in the Colony.

1683
Members of German sects begin arriving in Pennsylvania, attracted by religious liberty.

1689
English Parliament passes the Toleration Act, which improves the conditions of dissenters throughout the American Colonies.

1735-1745
The Great Awakening, a religious revival throughout the English-speaking world, invigorates and polarizes religious life in America.

1755
Separate Baptists, a product of the Great Awakening, proselytize in the South.

1758
Presbyterian Church, split by the Great Awakening into New and Old Sides, reunites.

1766
First Methodist meeting (in New York City) in the American Colonies.

1776
American independence declared.

1780
Massachusetts Constitution adopted; state support of religion provided.

1784
Methodist Episcopal Church established.

1786
Jefferson’s Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom passed by Virginia Assembly; state support of religion prohibited.

1787
U.S. Constitution adopted; religious tests for public service under the federal government prohibited.

1788-1789
Protestant Episcopal Church established; ties with church of England cut; Presbyterian Church also established on a new footing.

1789
Bill of Rights passed by Congress; proscribes congressional “establishment” of religion and congressional interference with the “free exercise thereof.”

1800
Major revivals in Kentucky, which spread east and initiate a long period of evangelical dominance in American religion.

1816
African Methodist Episcopal Church established.

1830
Joseph Smith founds Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons).

1832
Disciples of Christ established.

1833
Massachusetts becomes the final jurisdiction to renounce state support of religion.

1835
Tocqueville’s Democracy in America published, in which the famous French commentator observed that Americans considered religion “indispensable to the maintenance of republican institutions.”

A symposium celebrating the opening of the exhibition “Religion and the Founding of the American Republic” will be held in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building June 18-19. The free symposium, chaired by Jaroslav Pelikan of Yale University, will explore many of the issues developed in the exhibition.

Thursday, June 18

11:00 a.m.
“Religion in 18th Century America” — David D. Hall, Harvard Divinity School

2:00 — 5:30 p.m.
“How to Govern a City on a Hill: Religion and Liberty in the 1780 Massachusetts Constitution” — John Witte Jr., Emory University School of Law

“The Use and Abuse of Jefferson’s Statute for Establishing Religious Freedom: Separating Church and State in 19th Century Virginia” — Thomas E. Buckley, S.J., Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley

“Thomas Jefferson, a Mammoth Cheese, and the ‘Wall of Separation Between Church and State'” — Daniel Dreisbach, American University

Comment — Michael Crawford, head, Early History Branch, Naval Historical Center

Friday, June 19

10:00 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.
“Republicanism and Religion: The American Exception” — Mark A. Noll, Wheaton College

“Women and Religion in the Early Republic” — Catherine A. Brekus, University of Chicago Divinity School

Comment — Rosemarie Zagarri, George Mason University

2:00 — 4:30 p.m.
“The Influence of Christianity and Judaism on the Founders” — Michael Novak, American Enterprise Institute

“The Question of the Christian Nation Considered” — Jon Butler, Yale University

Comment — James Smylie, Union Theological Seminary, Richmond

Back to May 1998 – Vol 57, No. 5

United States is a Christian Nation

“An appeal to arms and the God of hosts is all that is left us. But we shall not fight our battle alone. There is a just God that presides over the destinies of nations. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone. Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it Almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death.”

These sentences have been erased from our textbooks.

Was Patrick Henry a Christian?

The following year, 1776, he wrote this:

“It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great Nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For that reason alone, people of other faiths have been afforded freedom of worship here.”

Immediately after creating the Declaration of Independence, the Continental Congress voted to purchase and import 20,000 copies of Scripture for the people of this nation.

Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shootings

Guess our national leaders didn’t expect this, hmm? On Thursday, Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton , Colorado , was invited to address the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee. What he said to our national leaders during this special session of Congress was painfully truthful.

They were not prepared for what he was to say, nor was it received well. It needs to be heard by every parent, every teacher, every politician, every sociologist, every psychologist, and every so-called expert! These courageous words spoken by Darrell Scott are powerful, penetrating, and deeply personal. There is no doubt that God sent this man as a voice crying in the wilderness. The following is a portion of the transcript:

“Since the dawn of creation there has been both good & evil in the hearts of men and women. We all contain the seeds of kindness or the seeds of violence. The death of my wonderful daughter, Rachel Joy Scott, and the deaths of that heroic teacher, and the other eleven children who died must not be in vain. Their blood cries out for answers.

“The first recorded act of violence was when Cain slew his brother Abel out in the field. The villain was not the club he used.. Neither was it the NCA, the National Club Association. The true killer was Cain, and the reason for the murder could only be found in Cain’s heart.

“In the days that followed the Columbine tragedy, I was amazed at how quickly fingers began to be pointed at groups such as the NRA. I am not a member of the NRA. I am not a hunter. I do not even own a gun. I am not here to represent or defend the NRA – because I don’t believe that they are responsible for my daughter’s death. Therefore I do not believe that they need to be defended. If I believed they had anything to do with Rachel’s murder, I would be their strongest opponent.

I am here today to declare that Columbine was not just a tragedy — it was a spiritual event that should be forcing us to look at where the real blame lies! Much of the blame lies here in this room. Much of the blame lies behind the pointing fingers of the accusers themselves. I wrote a poem just four nights ago that expresses my feelings best.

Your laws ignore our deepest needs,
Your words are empty air.
You’ve stripped away our heritage,
You’ve outlawed simple prayer.
Now gunshots fill our classrooms,
And precious children die.
You seek for answers everywhere,
And ask the question “Why?”
You regulate restrictive laws,
Through legislative creed.
And yet you fail to understand,
That God is what we need!

” Men and women are three-part beings. We all consist of body, mind, and spirit.. When we refuse to acknowledge a third part of our make-up, we create a void that allows evil, prejudice, and hatred to rush in and wreak havoc. Spiritual presences were present within our educational
systems for most of our nation’s history. Many of our major colleges began as theological seminaries. This is a historical fact. What has happened to us as a nation? We have refused to honor God, and in so doing, we open the doors to hatred and violence. And when something as terrible as Columbine’s tragedy occurs — politicians immediately look for a scapegoat such as the NRA. They immediately seek to pass more restrictive laws that contribute to erode away our personal and private liberties. We do not need more restrictive laws. Eric and Dylan would not have been stopped by metal detectors. No amount of gun laws can stop someone who spends months planning this type of massacre. The real villain lies within our own hearts.

“As my son Craig lay under that table in the school library and saw his two friends murdered before his very eyes, he did not hesitate to pray in school. I defy any law or politician to deny him that right! I challenge every young person in America , and around the world, to realize that on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School prayer was brought back to our schools. Do not let the many prayers offered by those students be in vain. Dare to move into the new millennium with a sacred disregard for legislation that violates your God-given right to communicate with Him. To those of you who would point your finger at the NRA — I give to you a sincere challenge. Dare to examine your
own heart before casting the first stone!

My daughter’s death will not be in vain! The young people of this country will not allow that to happen!”

Do what the media did not – – let the nation hear this man’s speech… Please send this out to everyone you can. God Bless

Facts about latex allergy

Two types of latex allergies exist — an immediate, systemic reaction to one or more of the natural rubber proteins, and a delayed reaction, typically limited to irritation and a rash at the area of contact, occurring 24 to 48 hours post-exposure, and related to the additives in the manufacturing process. Latex allergies can range from mild to severe and include skin redness, hives, headache, itchy eyes and tearing, scratchy throat, and respiratory distress. If the exposure continues, it can lead to life-threatening anaphylaxis. Exposure is not limited to medical products, such as gloves, blood-pressure cuffs, and catheters. Latex is found in many household products, including balloons; condoms; adhesive bandages and tape; pacifiers; baby bottle nipples; dishwashing gloves; Spandex; elastic; rubber bands; erasers; some carpeting; bicycle and racquet handgrips; swimming goggles; and shoe soles. Patients also may have a cross sensitivity to fruits and vegetables. Bananas, avacadoes, chestnuts, and kiwis have a high association, while apples, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, melons, and other produce are only a moderate concern. People with a latex allergy should avoid all exposures, wear a medical-alert bracelet, and always carry medications prescribed by their physician, such as an Epi-pen, nonlatex gloves, and written documentation of the allergy from a doctor. They also should inform all medical and dental providers, hospitals, and family, friends, coworkers, and employers about the allergy. Source

I own General Motors

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Well, I guess I own Gerneral Motors or at least I should be the owner. After all I am paying for their bailout, right, right! I think I will take a Saab 9-3 convertible. Make it black, the color looks cool on USA network’s Burn Notice. Give me all the whistles and bells complete with heated seats, dvd player, cd player and XM stereo. Oh and don’t forget the lifetime membership to OnStar!

Yeah, I think I’m going to enjoy being owner.

High Cost of Socialism

Socialism requires a suspension of economic laws and a suppression of human nature. It is also immoral, if not evil, because it limits, and often outlaws, voluntary exchanges of the fruits of one’s own labor for goods and services. Further, it coerces involuntary exchanges by confiscating the fruits of one’s own labor for purposes of redistribution to individuals and for purposes to which one objects.

Finally, what proof is there that capitalistic democracies have been “brutally destructive” toward minorities? Most of the practices that have been brutally destructive were established long before Western Civilization developed, and capitalism evolved as an economic system. Only under those two systems have the brutal practices common for millennia been gradually eliminated.

Karl Marx said socialism was a stepping stone to communism. Obama’s first book discussed how he gravitated toward Marxists and chose his friends carefully. His campaign platform is socialistic. Therefore, it is legitimate to throw the term “socialism” out there.

The New American Tea Party

I wonder how many they will get?

Send a Teabag to Washington

What a wonderful idea, I just wish it had been mine. I have a feeling that USPS is going to have a heck of a lot of tea to contend with, after all it only costs 42 cents to send a message, hopefully heard round the world!!! So please mark your Calendars ……April 1, 2009 There’s a storm abrewin’. What happens when good, responsible people keep quiet? Washington has forgotten they work for us. We don’t work for them. Throwing good money after bad is NOT the answer. I am sick of the midnight, closed door sessions to come up with a plan. I am sick of Congress raking CEO’s over the coals while they, themselves, have defaulted on their taxes. I am sick of the bailed out companies having lavish vacations and retreats on my dollar. I am sick of being told it is MY responsibility to rescue people that, knowingly, bought more house than they could afford. I am sick of being made to feel it is my patriotic duty to pay MORE taxes. I, like all of you, am a responsible citizen. I pay my taxes. I live on a budget and I don’t ask someone else to carry the burden for poor decisions I may make. I have emailed my congressmen and senators asking them to NOT vote for the stimulus package as it was written without reading it first. No one listened. They voted for it, pork and all. O.K. folks, here it is. You may think you are just one voice and what you think won’t make a difference. Well, yes it will and YES, WE CAN!! If you are disgusted and angry with the way Washington is handling our taxes. If you are fearful of the fallout from the reckless spending of BILLIONS to bailout and “stimulate” without accountability and responsibility then we need to become ONE, LOUD VOICE THAT CAN BE HEARD FROM EVERY CITY, TOWN, SUBURB AND HOME IN AMERICA. There is a growing protest to demand that Congress, the President and his cabinet LISTEN to us, the American Citizens. What is being done in Washington is NOT the way to handle the economic free fall. So, here’s the plan. On April 1, 2009, all Americans are asked to send a TEABAG to Washington , D.C. You do not have to enclose a note or any other information unless you so desire. Just a TEABAG. Many cities are organizing protests. If you simply search, “New American Tea Party”, several sites will come up. If you aren’t the ‘protester’ type, simply make your one voice heard with a TEABAG. Your one voice will become a roar when joined with millions of others that feel the same way. http://newamericanteaparty.com/ More sites are going up all the time. Here’s one that just went up in Boise, ID http://www.teapartyboise.com/ Yes, something needs to be done but the lack of confidence as shown by the steady decline in the stock market speaks volumes. This was not my idea. I visited the sites of the ‘New American Tea Party’ and an online survey showed over 90% of thousands said they would send the teabag on April 1. Why, April 1?? We want them to reach Washington by April 15. Will you do it? I will. Send it to: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington , D.C. 20500 Forward this to everyone in your address book. Visit the website below for more information about the ‘New American Tea Party’. I would encourage everyone to go ahead and get the envelope ready to mail, then just drop it in the mail April 1. Can’t guarantee what the postage will be by then, it is going up as we speak, but have your envelope ready. What will this cost you? A little time and a 40 something cent stamp. What could you receive in benefits? Maybe, just maybe, our elected officials will start to listen to the people. Take out the Pork. Tell us how the money is being spent. We want TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY. Remember, the money will be spent over the next 4-5 years. It is not too late. Of course, if you agree with the way things are being done now, just ignore!!!!! Kyle R. Fisher Vice President & Trust Officer FNB Fredericksburg General Securities Principal General Registered Representative Infinex Investments, Inc. Lebanon , PA 17042

Concider how the inpact of your vote will have on others.

It’s like this. Those who vote for the President of the United States
should consider what the impact of an election will be on the nation as a whole
and not just be concerned with what they can get for themselves (welfare,
stimulus checks, etc.). What Obama voters don’t seem to realize is that the
government’s money comes from taxes collected from tax paying families.

America Take Action Now before its to late!

This is happening all over the world. Honest citizens forced to forfit their guns

American’s are becoming hooked on stupid!

What are they thinking:

I have several friends whom have lost their homes because they were not able to make payments, largely due to the stupid upside down mortgage and the purchase of homes way over their budget they were allowed obtain from the banks.  I have just learned that people who are quite capable of making mortgage payment, have stopped paying their mortgage payment and stuffing their money into drawers, in mattresses and such in order to obtain a zero to 2 percent mortgage rate.  I admit the rate is tempting but not enough for me to fraud the American people.  These people are just as guilty as Enron, the banks and the governmnet for allowing stupid to be alllowed to run rampert in America. Yes, America has become hooked on stupid.

When citizens vote for themselves democracy will cease paving the way for a dictatorship.  The 2008 election was a vote against democracy!

liberals are destroying what conservatives died for

 

“One of the methods used by statists to destroy capitalism consists in establishing controls that tie a given industry hand and foot, making it unable to solve its problems, then declaring that freedom has failed and stronger controls are necessary.” —Ayn Rand, 1975  

Don’t let liberals destroy what conservatives died for! Get out your shovel… “THE OBAMANURE IS GETTING DEEP!”.  

 

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I have to admit it. My liberal friends were right.

They told me if I voted for McCain, the nation’s Hope would deteriorate, and sure enough there has been a 20 point drop in the Consumer Confidence Index since the election, reaching a lower point than any time during the Bush administration.

They told me if I voted for McCain, the US would become more deeply embroiled in the Middle East, and sure enough tens of thousands of additional troops are scheduled to be deployed into Afghanistan.

They told me if I voted for McCain, that the economy would get worse and sure enough unemployment is approaching 8.8% and the new stimulus packages implemented recently have sent the stock market lower than at any time since 9-11.

They told me if I voted for McCain, we would see more “crooks” in high ranking positions in Federal government and sure enough, several recent cabinet nominees and Senate appointments revealed resumes of bribery and tax fraud.

Well I ignored my Democrat friends in November and voted for McCain. And they were right… all of their predictions have come true.

Another medical facility is banning latex

After a patient was rushed into ER after exposure to latex gloves while being treated at the hospital, it looks like they are banning latex use at the medical center. It’s too early to know if the ban will only effect all treatment centers nationally or globally.