Once again, the Liberal Left is either completely ignorant, down-right stupid, or flat-out lying when discussing the illegal immigration issue facing this country!
I keep hearing, over and over, that President Trump - and Conservatives in general - are anti-immigration. That's a complete lie! President Trump, Conservatives and all patriots are against ILLEGAL immigration - properly described as 'ILLEGAL entry'!
The Libs cry in their organic tofu, "Why should these people be deported? They're not bad people, they just want to work(and suck off the benevolence of the United States). They're not criminals." BOOHOO! Allow me to say this very slowly and clearly, "Illegally entering a country is...ILLEGAL!" That's right, a crime, in and of itself! The U.S. accepts roughly a million people into this country annually. Does that sound anti-immigration??? However, allowing, permitting, accepting, condoning, and defending ANYONE and EVERYONE to enter this country ILLEGALLY is down right irresponsible and ignorant!!!
Yet, we have whole groups of people protesting basic security concerns and common sense solutions! Tighter boarder control, including building fences and walls, are touted as anti-immigrant and hateful by the Liberal wackos! Really? Do they actually believe what they're saying? Either, yes, they do - in which case they're just ignorant and/or stupid, or they're spouting these lies for political gain! Doesn't matter....THEY'RE WRONG!!! Completely wrong! This country needs to crack down hard and put a stop to ALL illegal entry, and implement much stiffer penalties for those caught trying to gain illegal entry!
If you're one of those Liberal nut-jobs that believe I'm wrong, then feel free to leave your address - with a description of all your furnishings and goods that are available to anyone and everyone that would like to stop by, unannounced, day or night, to partake - below in the comments. I'm sure you'll have the doors unlocked and no questions or reservations about anyone that shows up! Don't worry, I'll do all I can to share your information, with as many people as possible. I'm certain, once the word gets out, you'll be VERY popular!
However, if you're not willing to put up...then shut up!!
Most of you know my stance and beliefs on many issues. For those of you who don’t, allow me to give you the quick version. - I am an American Indian, white male who is a Conservative, Christian, gun toting, husband and father of three. I’m not hard to figure out. If you’re a liberal, transgender, homosexual, anti-gun, satanist....I’m your polar opposite!....and proud of it!!!
However, in the last few weeks, I have come to a realization....THERE IS AN ISSUE ON WHICH THE FAR, LEFT, MILITANT FEMINIST AND I DO AGREE....strange I know...but it’s true. These protesting/rioting, vagina-hat wearing females want the Government to keep their hands and laws off their bodies. These women want to make their own decisions and be left alone.....AND ON THIS POINT, I AGREE WITH THEM.
The United States Government should keep their hands off women’s bodies! We don’t need or want laws made by politicians regarding women’s bodies...period(no pun intended)! Therefore, I would demand that President Trump and the Republican majority in the House and Senate, repeal, remove and destroy any and all laws that pertain to women’s bodies and defund all programs and institutions that have anything at all to do with a woman’s body! WE WANT IT STOPPED NOW!!!
*NO MORE FEDERAL FUNDING OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD! *NO MORE FEDERAL FUNDING OF CONTRACEPTIVES! *NO MORE FEDERAL FUNDING OF FEMININE PRODUCTS! *NO MORE FEDERAL FUNDING OF MAMMOGRAMS! *NO MORE FEDERAL FUNDING OF ANYTHING TO DO WITH A WOMAN’S BODY !!!!
Women want to be left alone!! Why is this so hard to understand?? Their bodies are their own! Their bills and payments should be their own! Why in the world are the feds trying to stick their noses in where they don’t belong and aren’t wanted??? By funding all these ‘hands off my body’ items, when clearly these Nazi Feminists don’t want the U.S. Government involved...and quite frankly, I don’t want the Government paying for any of it!
So you see......POLAR OPPOSITES CAN - OCCASIONALLY AGREE!!!! :)
Most of the Conservatives I know believe in patriotism. And most believe themselves to be patriots - Americans through and through. They believe in the Constitution, individual freedom, religious freedom and the right to keep and bear arms. They really do believe themselves to be the champions of what this country was founded upon - they believe 'we the people' must fix the problems within this country, starting with our failed leadership.
So what do they do? They vote Republican. After all, Republican values are closer to what they believe in than the ultra-depraved Democrats. They vote Republican over and over and over.........and where has it gotten us??? Well, to put it bluntly, in the mess we're in today! It has given us the Patriot Act, which allows the government the legal leeway to spy into every aspect of our life. It has given us Obama Care, Twenty trillion dollars in debt, a nuclear capable Iran, a depleted U.S. military, and a nation that is struggling, once again, with racial issues not seen since the sixties!!! Oh yeah, and don't forget the 'let every freak use whichever bathroom they want' decree!
Before you start screaming that all of these issues fall squarely on Obama's shoulders, I would like to remind you - REPUBLICANS HAVE HAD CONTROL OF BOTH THE HOUSE AND SENATE FOR MANY YEARS NOW!!! They have literally given everything to Obama on the proverbial 'silver platter'.
The ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICAN PARTY has no moxie, no testosterone, no guts! They're more concerned with being called evil names by the media. They don't want to be accused of shutting down the government. They believe that staying in power is more important than accomplishing anything!
It has been proven that voting for 'Establishment Republicans' doesn't work - they have continually failed us! That's why MILLIONS upon MILLIONS of patriots have taken a stand to improve our chances of getting important issues back on the right track:
-Stop ILLEGAL imigration.
-Stop Obama Care.
-Stop the continued debt.
-Stop Radical Islamic Terroists.
-Stop the attack on the Second Amendment.
-Stop the Supreme Court from becoming a Liberal circus.
-Stop depravity from growing like a cancer in our country.
-Stop weakening our military.
-Stop UN Troops from entering our country.
-Stop the United States of America from bowing to a One World Government.
How you may ask? VOTE FOR DONALD TRUMP! Trump is where he is today because patriots are sick of the status quo! We not only long to repair our country, but would like to fix the Republican Party - if that's possible.
How has the 'Establishment Republicans' responded? By whining and crying! Instead of learning from the message that was overwhelmingly sent to them, they have split the party!!! Like a little child throwing a fit because they didn't get what they wanted!
This is suppose to be a 'We The People' Government!! If Trump would have lost the primary, we would have worked overtime to get, whoever the nominee was, elected! But he WAS nominated....he DID win the primary!! Now get over yourselves and do what any true Patriot would do - FIGHT AND FIGHT HARD to defeat those who's goal it is to destroy America. The liberal, progressive, socialist, Marxist, communist Democrats and their latest puppet, Hillary Clinton!!!
We have no time for this 'NEVER TRUMP' nonsense! If you care about this country, then you understand what the stakes are! Don't even try to explain why you would rather vote for a 3rd party - you truly can't be that ignorant! Second grade Math will defeat that argument - so just STOP!!
Any vote for anyone other than DONALD TRUMP, is a vote for the destruction of America!! Any vote NOT CAST for DONALD TRUMP - yes, all of you who think you would rather sit this one out- GROW UP and get over yourselves!!
PUT YOUR PATRIOTISM BEFORE YOUR PRIDE AND VOTE........TRUMP - PENCE!!!!!!
Attention all Christians, conservatives, patriots, and citizens of the world, who have moral convictions and the nerve to speak your mind or answer questions truthfully. I'm going to say this as simply as I can....SHUT-UP!
If you just can't keep your lips from flapping, then at least have the decency to lie!! No one wants to hear what an idiot, scumbag like you, has to say!!
If and when you ever educate yourself, preferably from a college of higher learning, ran entirely by liberals, socialists, communists, satanists or LGBT activists, then and only then should you dare to engage in conversation and open dialogue! By then you will have learned that believing in antiquated writings such as the Bible, or the Constitution, is not only absolutely stupid, it's almost as absurd as trying to employ common sense or logic! DEPLORABLE!
You will have learned that any belief system that includes absolutes is absolutely wrong! You will fully understand there is to be tolerance for all people, regardless of body type, hair color, number of piercings or tattoos, without notice of color, religion, social status, or sexual preference. In fact, there is only one classification of people that you will learn to hate with all of your being - that one group of people that you will absolutely never show tolerance or acceptance to. Who you may ask? People that disagree with us, well, you - now that you're among the enlightened. They represent all that you were before. Now they must be reeducated or taught to keep their ignorant mouths shut.
The only words these types of fools should be allowed to speak are words of apology and repentance, and not to some Higher Being, but rather to the wise and righteous of this world, who get to deem if their grovelling is authentic and sincere enough to be accepted and remove them from the immediate crucifixion list - allowing more time for proper indoctrination. However, if their pitiful apology is deemed less than full emasculation, then the 'all mighty powers at hand' may just as easily decide to move forward with their immediate decimation.
Example: Manny Pacquiao. Yes, he may be a very talented boxer, he may be a faithful husband, he may be a caring and supportive father, he may have even dedicated his life to Jesus Christ.......BUT when asked a direct question about 'HIS belief' on same sex marriage, this fool, this idiot, this absolute moron, not only thought about what he truly believes, he actually SPOKE the words!! He told the truth! What an ignorant jerk!! He has tainted not only himself, but all the people he represents as a member of the Philippine House of Representatives. Obviously the schools in the Philippines are lacking in proper education. You would never catch a member of the United States government answering a direct question with a direct, truthful, answer! A U.S. Politician would have known how to be noncommittal, how to answer the question using no less than two to three hundred words without saying anything. But, you let a guy like Manny try his hand at political speaking and BAM, just like a quick left hook, he smashes you in the face with some crap about God, the Bible and his belief about sexual sin!
Is this wannabe for real???
All 'enlightened lefties' know the only sexual sin is the sin of NOT indulging in sex, whenever, however and with whoever!
So then what? Manny comes out with some limp wristed apology, a halfhearted, "I'm sorry for hurting peoples feelings."
Weak, pathetic....almost as bad as his last fight, and the almighty media and educated have unanimously decided, you Mr. Pacquiao, LOSE!! And will keep losing until you're down for the count, or some other fool replaces you as the biggest offender of the day!
These two words may seem similar, however they should not be confused or thought of as one in the same or interchangeable.
PATRIOT: A person who loves, supports and defends one's country and its interests with devotion. A person who regards oneself as a defender, especially of individual rights, against presumed interference by the federal government.
PATRIOTISM: Is an emotional attachment to a nation which an individual recognizes as their homeland.
Why am I talking about this? Why the word game? Because I believe we need to decide which of these words best describe us.
All my adult life I thought that having patriotism was not only noble and honorable, but what every true American should be filled with - the Pledge of Allegiance, the National Anthem, the flag flying high and proud.
Is this emotion wrong? No. I don't believe so - but patriotism is not enough because patriotism/emotion can be manipulated. "We the people," who love this country, can be worked up to a boiling point to maintain our countries pride.
Yes, I did use the word manipulated. Allow me to admit that I like history and I enjoy digging deeper. I believe that history not only shares the past but it also sheds light on the future - as people very rarely get better; particularly those in 'power.'
After the failed Anti-Castro coup in April of 1961 (now referred to as the Bay of Pigs Invasion) political fallout was extreme and support for an 'American' attack leading to an American colony 90 miles from Florida was not something the American populous was interested in. However, the Cold War was growing and many of the U.S. 'powers that be' (you know the 'they' in the U.S. government) believed we should invade Cuba, not just to get rid of Castro, but to keep Cuba from becoming a stronghold for the USSR. An idea that would be debated for years to come. That's not the point or the problem - the nerve racking part is to what extent the 'powers that be' would go to to gain support for such an invasion. In 1962 the Department of Defense and Joint Chiefs of Staff came up with a plan that would garner support, called 'Operation Northwoods.' Its objective was to create enough self-inflicted chaos, so the American people's patriotism would come to a head.
The plan included:
*Using friendly Cubans, pretending to be enemy fighters, to stage a fake (as in, there'd be no actual firearms discharge) attack on the US base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, complete with mock funerals after. This plan may have included blowing up grounded planes and/or igniting ammunition stores on base to suggest sabotage-and of course, the fake saboteurs would be 'captured.'
*Blowing up a US ship (again, unoccupied) somewhere near or within Cuban waters and blaming the assault on Cuba's air force or naval batteries.
*Creating a group of fake Cuban terrorist cells, targeting Cuban refugees in the United States. The plan allowed for some bodily harm to come to the targets-"to the extent of wounding"-and also called for "sinking a boatload of Cubans en route to Florida (real or simulated)."
*Painting US fighter jets to look like Soviet NIGs and then harassing civilian flights with these planes-potentially looping in the commercial pilots to help convince passengers of the ruse.
*Potentially shooting down an aircraft traveling from the United States to Central America, purportedly transporting college students (but actually empty), as it passed over Cuban air space.
In most cases the plan was to avoid killing American civilians, if possible, although that would not be the case for many Cubans headed for Miami. After a whole lot of planning and scheming Operation Northwoods was stopped and buried (for 40 years) after it was presented to JFK. Operation Northwoods authors were so sure that such a plan would be received positively, that they were shocked when President Kennedy not only rejected the plan, but went so far as to have General Lyman Lemnitzer removed from his position as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. For years there has been talk that he was either the lead proponent of this operation or a convenient scapegoat.
Either way, we narrowly escaped a lot of unnecessary fear, panic and chaos - all geared to get the American people's patriotism riled up - due to a corrupt plan the U.S. Government was trying to perpetrate on its own people.
The question - if such a plan was not only a thought, but a conceived plan, put to paper and ran through two of our nations highest agencies and actually presented to the President of the United States, what else has been going on in the last 54 years?? I have no doubt that things are more diabolical now than ever. Governments don't relent their power, they adapt and become more clever in obtaining their objectives.
Ask yourself, are you safer today than you were decades ago or are we constantly told how much more dangerous the world is? Al-Qaeda, ISIS, terrorists, on and on and on. It's our generation's version of 'the commies' - they're everywhere! We continue to give up our freedoms in order for our government to keep us safe. We allow little girls to be groped at the airport to make sure she's not a walking bomb. We've allowed new agencies like Homeland Security to have unlimited control as long as it's in the nations best interest. Who gets to make that decision?
For years patriots were thought to be our 'homeland security'. We the people were the last line of defense. We the patriots, who love this country and everything America stands for: truth, liberty, justice and a place where every life matters!!
I know there are millions of patriots out there who love this country and want what's best for it and sometimes that means disagreeing with the 'powers that be.' It means standing firm on the Constitution and not letting the latest 'Operation Northwoods' or 'Patriot Act' sway you.
How many of us are truly tired of what we see happening to this country? Patriots would never allow freedoms to be taken by force.... but through fear we are handing them over willingly.
Ask yourself a question. What will be your line in the sand? How far are you willing to watch this country fade into depravity, socialism, communism, or a police state? How long before we stand up and say "no more!" Will it be when the authorities demand your firearms? Or when you're required to carry your papers with you at all times? Maybe when the chip is mandatory, like it or not, it is going in your hand.
Will it be when you are arrested because you failed, for the third year, to get Government mandated Health Insurance?
Will we wait until we are told what religion we are allowed to practice?
The list goes on and on. I don't know where your line is, everyone is different, but you had better be asking the question because it's coming.......it's all coming!!!
I happen to be in contact with quite a few people who believe that, with all this gun talk and gun violence we keep having through out the country (about now is when someone coughs out....Operation Northwoods....and then clears their throat) that firearm restrictions and possible confiscation of certain 'mean' guns, will be the next big step. After all, history supports the fact that it is much easier to control an unarmed population - just saying.
It bears to ask, as a U.S. citizen, filled with Patriotism, do you hand over your firearms and conform to political correctness, believing that the U.S. Government will take care of you?? Or do you, as a U.S. Patriot, stand against a corrupt Government who is over stepping their authority in an act to gain absolute control over its people, obliterating the very principles and ideals that made this country in the first place?
Think about this - the only reason our Founding Fathers are recorded in history as 'Great Patriots,' and not 'Despicable Terrorists' is because they won!!!
Are you just filled with Patriotism or are you a Patriot??
The day is coming - we all must decide.
Why is it, that all too often, political correctness seems to follow depravity and lasciviousness? Could it be that we allow the freaks to set the trends - because the majority of society is afraid to be called ugly names - like intolerant, bigot and judgmental?
I believe this is the reason we now allow public schools to hand out contraceptives to middle school children - because after all - they're going to do it anyway - instead of instructing and counseling children to refrain and abstain. I'm surprised we don't allow the public schools to implement alcohol, taste tests. Why not allow each child to taste wine, beer and liquor so they can decide which they prefer - after all - they're going to drink anyway. Oh, and while we're at it, what about illegal drugs? We're constantly told that drugs are everywhere - so why are we spending so much time and money on, "Just Say No" campaigns? After all - they're going to do drugs anyway. Instead we should introduce drug education classes. Show the students how to roll joints and teach them the advantages of injecting meth or cocaine over snorting it! The proper way to cook down heroin. If a student is unable to properly measure out an eighth of marijuana; they flunk the class! I know we could make these elective classes - but to truly shape the next generation - all students should be forced to take and pass the course. If after taking the class - some children decide not to partake in drugs and alcohol - good! But for all of those that do - at least they will be educated and prepared! After all - it should be left up to each individual to decide what's right for them.
If my nine year old daughter believes she would - enjoy life more and feel better about herself - by being allowed to smoke a little pot each morning before school - who am I to deny her?
My son may only be twelve, but he's decided that - a good cigar and scotch on the rocks - are his way to unwind after a long day of classes! I don't think anyone should judge him or me - just because we don't fit YOUR mold of what children should or shouldn't be allowed to do - as long as our choices don't hurt anyone else - then we're okay.....right?!
I know common sense is all too UNcommon today; but EVEN the populous of San Francisco would have to agree that the above mentioned scenarios would not only be ridiculous - but dangerous! It would be child neglect and abuse! Yet, many parents are allowing their nine year old daughters to decide if she wants to be a girl or a boy. All because she likes playing with footballs, climbing trees and getting dirty - so now let's start counseling, brainwashing and convincing her that - SHE's a HE! The same people who were put in her life to nurture, love, and teach her what's right and wrong - have convinced her - she should have been born a boy! This is the same nine year old that you won't even allow to make breakfast decisions on her own. The same little girl that isn't responsible enough to go to bed on time without her parents reminding her - but now she is magically able to decide to change genders. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
We now have idiots - who call themselves 'transgender advocates' - actually promoting the injection of children with 'hormone shots' in an attempt to either pause or induce puberty.
Where are all the common sense people and why are we not in unison shouting, "No! This is child abuse in a most blatant and damaging fashion?!"
Because it's politically INcorrect???
Because the mainstream media spoon-feeds us what they want us to know and then tells us what we should think about it???
I wonder what would happen if my twelve year old son was acting feminine and started playing with his sister's barbies, redecorating his room and writing 'pretty poetry'. I ask him about it and he replied, "I don't know why, dad. I don't like acting like this, but I don't know what to do." I tell him that I can help - I'll contact the doctor in the morning and we will start a series of 'hormone shots' to 'MAN HIM UP'. Problem solved!
I just wonder how many of these 'hormone shot advocates' would support MY decision?
I'm willing to guess - not many!
It's only politically correct to give him the shots if I am trying to turn him into a transgender freak...I mean, child!
IT'S A SICK WORLD WE'RE LIVING IN....SICK!!!!
***YOU HAVE TO READ THIS ARTICLE!! CLICK ON THE TITLE BELOW! We really do live in a sick world - full of sin - and the adults are the CRIMINALS!!!!
A CAMP WHERE ADULTS DRESS LITTLE BOYS UP LIKE LITTLE GIRLS WHAT COULD GO WRONG
For some time public breastfeeding has been a topic of debate. In the last few weeks there have been a couple of incidents, regarding breastfeeding in public, in which MEN have complained about it. (Weirdos or gay.)
A man in Rockhampton, Queensland complained about a woman sitting in the courtyard breastfeeding. After asking the owner to intervene and the owner refusing, the gentleman proceeded to ask the mother himself - at which point the owner of the cafe insisted HE leave.
Another incident in Teere Haute, Indiana involved a man out to lunch with his young daughter, when he observed a mother openly breastfeeding her son. He proceeded to take a photo and post it online, asking the question, "Is it really necessary for this mother to openly breastfeed in a busy, public place?"
The mother in Indiana immediately shot back with a strong rebuke and a letter explaining her "legal" right to bare her breast in public as long as she:
1. Is getting ready to feed her baby.
2. In the process of feeding her baby.
3. Or directly following the feeding of her baby.
However, where this mother goes too far is in her 'defense' of why she can plop her boob out. She states that, "the only reason women have breasts is to feed our babies - that's it! Breasts aren't meant to be sexualized."
It is at this point that the 'breastfeeding in public' crowd must wake up and stop lying to themselves as a ruse to legitimize their position. Of course the female breasts are sensual - to the opposite sex, to the same sex, as well as to the owner of these "baby feeders" when they're stimulated - according to the American Cancer Society.
Can we just admit the obvious fact? Female breasts are AWESOME and need to be taken care of and protected! We set aside a whole month for Breast Cancer Awareness. Kids and adults are running around with bracelets declaring "Save the Ta-Ta's," "I love Boobies," and "Protect the Mam's." Why? Because every breast lost is a baby not eating? No, of course not!! Because, first, cancer stinks and we shouldn't lose anything to this horrible disease, and second, because it's a really difficult and emotional process for a woman to have to lose part of herself. The American Cancer Society doesn't say "It's okay Mrs. Smith, because you're past the age of childbearing, don't worry about a mastectomy, you don't need your breasts anyways, they're 'JUST FOR FEEDING BABIES'."
Breast implants continue to be the number one cosmetic surgery in the United States. I'm pretty sure the surgery isn't performed to enhance "baby feeding!" Like it or not, female breasts are a hit in this country. I'm not convinced that the masses that patron "Hooters" are there to take a picture with the owl!
I say it is time for breastfeeding mothers to recognize your unique position in society. Most states have an exemption to long standing indecent exposure laws as long as you're breastfeeding. A 'girl gone wild' pulls off her shirt in Applebee's - and although she may get mixed reactions - hoots and howlers, name calling, some trying to ignore what's gong on, others calling the local authorities; in the end - she will be forced to put on her shirt, pay a fine or possibly be arrested. But if you are the loving, nurturing mother and you pull your engorged, size D boob out of your shirt, massage your breast and nipple until it's primed - then allow your baby to feed on the right before then pulling out the left and going through the same procedure - when babies done, you put him in his stroller and begin the clean-up, wipe-down process. Wow, you could put on quite a show - and have every legal right to do it! And with some forethought and practice; you might possibly get your coffee paid for!
Think about it - topless bars are thought of as taboo in a lot of circles - not to mention the cover charge - but if I just happen to hit the 'Jamba Juice' at the same time as the hot, breastfeeding, blonde mama - well - it's public - it's legal - it's fun - no harm, no foul.
Ladies get creative. A few months ago - before the baby got here - you were waiting to pop and were feeling self conscious. Every time you and your hubby went to the local restaurant he kept looking at that same, young blonde! Next time you go, just make sure the baby is hungry and -BAM!- let the show begin!! Not only can you make your hubby jealous, you can also show the bleached blonde that you still have what it takes to turn heads!
Breastfeeding women are a very small minority, so you MUST unite! You must realize that only a few have the power that the rest of society only dream of. Don't cover-up! Don't sit in the secluded corner or retreat to the ladies room! Laws were passed for you and you alone - what you do with that freedom affects the rest of society - so PLEASE take advantage of this situation. All the crying and diaper changes must have some reward. For the betterment of all society - breastfeeding mama's everywhere - open up your shirts and free your breast!
The world is waiting and watching....and watching....and watching....and watching..........
To pretend Jesus' love for us allows us to live anyway we want is repulsive! Christ would have had no reason to come and die - His shed blood being the remission of sin. What sin? If we can all live our own way, with no regard for God's desires - His plan - His guidelines - then there is no difference between the saved(those that accept God's plan of salvation by repenting and asking God into our hearts) and the unsaved. Why repent? If Jesus loves everyone the same - no one would need to repent. Not the murderer, liar, thief, rapist, idolator, adulterer, fornicator and not the homosexual. BECAUSE JESUS LOVES US ALL!!
I have spent a lot of time talking to people about the Bible - as an ordained minister and evangelist - I am often asked why I believe as I do - or - about particular passages in scripture. I am always happy to talk, share, and when appropriate counsel. I feel blessed and honored to be able to help in some small way.
In the last couple of weeks I have been inundated with people trying to use the Bible, or shall I say, their lack of knowledge of the Bible, to explain why same sex relationships are good. In their minds - since Jesus loves everyone and commands us to love one another - everyone is good - love conquers all - be loving - be kind - don't judge. A whole lot of scripture tidbits that sound great and look wonderful on bumper stickers, but is limiting God and Scripture, which is not only misleading but dangerous.
There is a story about Muhammad Ali - years ago he got on an airplane, made his way into first class and sat down. After a few minutes the stewardess came by and asked Mr. Ali to put his seat belt on. About five minutes later she happened to notice he still hadn't put on his belt, so she asked him again to put on his seat belt and went on about her business. A few more minutes went by and the stewardess noticed that Ali still hadn't fastened his seat belt. She made her way over to him and said, "Mr. Ali, this plane will not take off until you put your seat belt on. Please put it on now." Ali looked up and said, "Superman doesn't need a seat belt." At which point the stewardess stated, "Superman doesn't need an airplane either. Put your seat belt on."
My point, Muhammad Ali believed in the advantage of the airplane. He wanted the services it could supply to him, but he didn't want to follow the guidelines that came with the advantages. He didn't like this one rule and thought if he could argue it, he wouldn't have to follow the rule. It didn't work.
Jesus' love extends to everyone. That is correct. But is doesn't allow us to live however we want. Jesus loves us so much He tells it like this, 'repent from your sins'. Jesus longs for all to repent, acknowledge Him as our personal Savior, turn from our carnal ways and live for Him.
Scripture tells us that all have sinned and without Jesus Christ we are lost. Sin is sin. Yours are not worse than mine, mine are not unique, and I don't get to make excuses as to why I don't want to give them up.
We don't get to pick and choose either. If we want the benefits that God has to offer, we must follow His plan. These are His rules - His Holy Word.
The very idea that because Jesus loves us He condones our every action is ridiculous. In fact Jesus lists a lot of things that He wants all to turn from; selfishness, greed, hate, ect. But for this discussion let us look at sexual sin; fornication, adultery, and yes, homosexuality. Some of you are already arguing with me - and if you don't believe in the Bible, you will probably disagree. This particular blog is for those that supposedly claim to follow scripture. Scripture is very clear on the subject of homosexuality - it is not acceptable - not in the Old Testament and not in the New Testament. Jesus loves us so much that He gave His life for us, even when we don't deserve it and even though we are living in sin. His hope is that we will seek Him and live according to His plan. HE LOVES THE SINNER, NOT THE SIN.
True love is sometimes tough love. Not a patronizing, puffed-up, make everyone feel good emotion that we call 'love'. Loving your brother enough to tell him his gambling addiction is ruining his marriage. Telling your best friend you think he needs help with his alcoholism. To be willing to go through the hard times, get in their face and walk them through it. It's tough - it's hard, but when done out of love and concern, it's the right thing to do. Condoning a friends pornography addiction because I 'love' him and don't want to make him mad isn't loving him - getting him to realize that it's destroying his marriage and pulling him further away from God isn't an easy thing to do, but it's the right thing. I love him, because of that love I will do as much as I can to reach him - and pray he chooses to repent, make reconciliation with his wife and with God. Love is much deeper than a 'make everyone feel good emotion'.
To those of you who want to minister to someone in a sexual sin but not sure what scripture teaches. Look at scripture for yourself. Don't try to be an Ali picking and choosing what you 'wish' scripture taught, but allow God's grace and the love demonstrated by Jesus Christ to pour into your life. This will help you see how powerful God's Word is. We all need more of Jesus in our lives. Remember, even Jesus rebukes us and calls us to repentance, it's done because He loves us so much and longs to have a personal relationship with each one of us.
I have attached scriptures below, all found in the New Testament, as a starting place for this discussion. Read God's Holy Word for yourself. It's not confusing or fuzzy. No grey areas. You simply believe God's Word or you don't. If you don't - that's okay, that's your God-given right. But if you do, then stand firmly in your convictions and stop making excuses for God. Quit trying to adapt what His Word says so you don't hurt anyone's feelings. True love is giving people the truth in a loving manner - not changing it or watering it down - in doing so we become a stumbling block.
Love God, love your neighbor, teach truth - God's Holy Word.
GOD BLESS YOU ~ REV. FULLER
SCRIPTURES TO LIVE BY:
Romans 1:27-32 Likewise also the men, leaving natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty for their error which was due. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to their parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you but you were washed, you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
1 Corinthians 6:18 Flee sexual immorality, every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body.
James 1:14-15 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed then when desire has conceived it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full grown, brings forth death.
1 John 2:15-16 Do not love the world or the things in the world if anyone loves the world the love of the Father is not in him, for all that is in the world the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life is not of the Father but is of the world.
John 8:11-12 She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.” Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
John 5:14 Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, “See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you.”
John 3:16-20 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men love darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.”
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Acts 3:19 “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.”
Coexist: 1) to exist together or at the same time. 2) to live in peace with each other.
What? Coexist doesn't mean 'agree with each other'? It doesn't mean 'you tell me everything I do is good and acceptable'?
We are neighbors. We say "Hi" as we pass each other coming and going. You and I have gotten to know each other pretty well - we seem to get along okay. But one day you find out I am a "USC" fan. A big No-No living in Duck Country! So the next time we see each other you give me the universal "get lost" hand sign. I'm hurt, mad, and confused. A couple of days later we meet up at the local Starbucks, I try to get you to engage in conversation - but to no avail - you give me a nasty look and storm off. As I walk up to the counter the barista says, "So you're the guy, right?" Confused I reply "What guy?" "That blankity-blank USC fan! I suggest you get out of here now and don't come back!" WHAT?! Just because I'm not a Duck fan- are you kidding me? A man in a suit waiting behind me speaks up- "You have some nerve. I'm an attorney and I'm telling you right now, I will do everything to ruin you." Just then a police officer - who had been sitting in the corner finishing off his coffeecake - stands and says, "Sir, you need to consider moving- the department cannot guarantee your safety if you're going to openly admit you're a USC fan. Maybe if you make a public statement, apologizing for your stupidity and promising to support the Ducks with your whole heart - with proof by purchasing season tickets and lots and lots of Duck's memorabilia. We may be able to smooth things over for a while, but you should be aware that no matter what you do, there are no guarantees- understand?!"
I stand there dumbfounded - am I in the Twilight Zone? Is this really happening? I thought we were able to be individuals with individual likes and dislikes? I happen to be a USC fan because it's my alma mater- and although the University of Oregon may be a great college, I have no ties to them - no real likes or dislikes. USC is home, AND I'm a deeply committed alumni. I'm not about to apologize for it. What is wrong with these people?! They can be Duck fans if they want. I don't care. If asked which university I prefer I'm going to tell them my opinion. My neighbor and I got along great before this one subject came up. Why can't we agree to disagree and continue to be friends?
Should I be concerned about my truck next? I drive a Ford, and I notice most of the trucks in the area are Chevy's. Am I going to have to sell my truck or live in fear of having it vandalized? Of course not!! In fact, this whole story SHOULD BE ridiculous - but if you change the part about me being a USC Alumni, to me being a follower of Jesus Christ- you know, one of those (sorry for the profanity here, but I'm going to say it) CHRISTIANS. All of a sudden, this story not only rings true, but many of you reading this- who only moments ago thought it was outrageous to treat anyone like this, is now all of a sudden pounding your fist in the air yelling- "Yeah! Get him! Run him out of town, throw stones - heavy sharp ones!". You same people who would stand up and fight for the "right" for me to burn the American flag, or ride my bike nude through downtown Eugene, because it is my "right" of free speech - and expression. You are the same people that want me "persecuted" and "silenced" for simply saying that based upon my faith in Christ and adherence to the Bible - I believe that the act of homosexuality is wrong. No more or less wrong than a whole lot of wrongs - of which we are ALL guilty of! My faith simply allows me to recognize my personal sins, and admit that I need forgiveness from God, through the belief, acceptance, and confession of Jesus Christ as my personal Savior. That is MY religious faith. You disagree- you don't believe in God- or you have a different opinion of who He is? Maybe you don't believe in anything- who knows, but for what ever reason you strongly disagree with me - okay - I disagree with you....now what?
Just take a moment to think of all the things we as humans "disagree" on:
Conservatives ~ Liberals
Meat Lovers ~ Vegans
SUV ~ Prius
Pepsi ~ Coke
Hamburger ~ Hot dog
Strong Borders ~ Amnesty for all
Pro-Life ~ Baby Murder
2nd Amendment ~ Anti-gun
Country Music ~Heavy Metal
Protection of Women ~ Porn
People of Faith ~ Undecided
Those that agree with all of this ~ Those that don't
Get my point? We're never going to agree on everything, so why act as though we're supposed to?
My faith doesn't allow me to be cruel or mean or physically abusive to you. (Some do, but not mine.) In fact, it would be going against my faith to treat someone cruelly. However, because my faith is more to me than a theory or belief, I should not be forced to deny it in order to make you feel good. I will never agree with the KKK - that they are in any way superior to the rest of us. I will never agree with Sharia Law - that homosexuals should be put to death. I will never agree with Larry Flynn - that raunchy pornography is good for society. I will never agree that a baby in the womb should be murdered. I will never agree that a man has a right to molest children, AND I don't agree with same sex marriage!
Do you agree or disagree? I Don't Really Care! That's my point! Many of you are now shouting at the screen, telling me what a self righteous bigot I am, hoping I get ran over by a train, or trapped in a cellar slowly filling with acid! WHY? Because you and I disagree with each other. WOW......and you wonder why we find YOU to be intolerant and hateful. I know you think that those terms apply to everyone that doesn't accept or agree with YOU, but you're not being honest with yourself. I'm not the one picketing your business. I'm not calling for boycotts. I'm not vandalizing your house and car, or making death threats, I'm simply stating what my opinion is - AND you can't handle it! The truth is my Christian faith is way, way more tolerant than you will ever be.
I believe every individual has the free will to decide for themselves whether or not to love God, accept His gift of Jesus Christ, and try to live according to His Holy Word - the Bible. Yes, given the opportunity, I will share my faith, but I believe it is up to you to choose and accept it. Your choice, your decision. I wouldn't force you if I could, because it wouldn't be real. But you don't care to hear that, because it doesn't fit your agenda.
The truth of the matter is - you don't believe in my right to disagree - but why? Do you think that if you could get me to change my mind somehow you will feel legitimized - AND without my endorsement, you feel marginalized?? I feel sorry for you. I would hate to go through life with so little self-confidence because a bunch of people disagree with me.
I also feel sorry for those of you who don't understand how people can care for others, be friends with them, help them, dine with them, pray for them, and still have issues that they disagree on.
I have friends that are left-wing Liberals. I'm about as far Right as you get. I have colleagues that disagree with my faith - some agnostics, some from other faiths - yet we get along great. We occasionally have some playful banter, but the secret is we agree to disagree. They don't try to get me to do things that are in defiance of my faith, and I don't beat them with my Bible. When conversations arise that include political or religious views, we talk and then argue and in the end, we once again agree to disagree. The same way families have been doing for hundreds of years at Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings. These are people I would lay down my life for, and yet we don't agree on some pretty big issues. We have learned to Coexist. Have you? You see, at some point we need to learn to agree to disagree.
I waited to write about this particular story because I didn't want to sound like I was ranting. However, after much deliberation, I realized (although this one incident is now a couple of weeks old) the circumstances surrounding it, are unfortunately, not old or rare - but rather all too common and disgraceful. So, I decided, a good rant is exactly what's called for!
But rather the response given to Yvette Cormier by the staff at the Midland, Michigan - Planet Fitness, goes beyond repulsive. "If you're uncomfortable with him in there, you can wait until he's done. He is a 'transgender something-or-other' and he prefers to be in the ladies locker room!"
We don't want him to feel uncomfortable.
Are you kidding me?? Where's the hidden camera? Obviously this is some crazy, prank, reality show!
Are we suppose to understand why our wives and daughters are subjected to uncomfortable, intimidating, situations so the confused don't feel - what was it - oh yeah - uncomfortable or intimidated?
Planet Fitness doesn't want members to be informed of their policies because that in itself would be construed as negative. I mean, telling the ladies who are paying monthly dues to join a gym, that 'males' wearing skirts and lipstick are allowed to undress and shower in the ladies locker room, might have a negative impact on how the ladies feel about these confused men.......we can't have that now can we?
Afraid not. When Cormier contacted the corporate office - trying to get some clarification on this issue - thinking that surely this was just some rogue employee spouting off - the corporate office not only confirmed what the on-sight staff had stated, but went so far as to revoke Cormier's membership when she informed other ladies in the gym that "males" are allowed to use the ladies locker rooms (as long as they feel like it)! All part of Planet Fitness's 'commitment to create a non-intimidating, welcoming environment for their members." Well, at least for the few who are too confused to match their clothing with their genitalia.
What am I talking about?
I'm talking about your wife, girlfriend, or daughter working out at the local gym. After working up a good sweat. They walk into the ladies locker room for a quick shower and change of clothes. As they walk in they see a man, half- undressed, your lady in question does a double take - walks out to check the sign - maybe she has made a mistake, maybe she walked into the men's by accident, no the sign clearly says, "Ladies Locker Room!"
So she walks up to the front desk and notifies the staff that there is a man in the ladies locker room - and would someone please tell him to get out and inform him that entering the ladies area is unacceptable!
I'm trying to get this, I really am. We can't tell the 'males' to shower and change in the men's locker room because they don't feel like men and they prefer the ladies room. And we can't bring attention to their odd behavior by informing the ladies that they may be faced with a gender confused male in their locker room - because that would make the gender confused male feel ostracized from the other members.
But, how is that bringing less attention than the scream let out by 'Little Suzy' when she turns around and finds 6'2" - 240 pound Frank walking up to her in the shower! DON'T HOWLER SUZY, IT'S OKAY - YOU SEE - FRANK GOES BY FRANCESCA SO THAT MAKES IT ALRIGHT!!! Making you sick or angry yet??
Society gains nothing when we ignore morality and disregard all common-sense, while continuously upsetting the masses in order to coddle the few cry-babies - who won't ever be satisfied - regardless of how disgusting they are allowed to be!
Let's cut to the chase. You want to be a gay, lesbian, transgender, cross-dressing, ferret friendly, alpaca petting, wierdo? That's your business. But you have absolutely no right to subject the rest of society to your depravity!!
Society as a whole has to have a standard based upon the good of the majority.
That standard is upheld so each individual can be free to make their own choices. But when that standard is gone, when the depravity of man is the new normal, people are no longer free to maintain morality, purity, and wholesomeness.
You can't get back that which is already gone. Suzy's innocence - once gone - is gone forever.
Why is it so hard for 'those' among us to understand that we are fighting for much more than the right for my wife and daughters to not be subjected to these 'gendered-confused males' in their showers, but for the very essence of goodness, righteousness and the freedom of choosing right and wrong.
Hasn't this same argument been used by the anti-smoking crowd for sometime now? They always say, "I shouldn't be forced to breathe (your second hand smoke)."
Businesses - who would prefer to have a smoke-filled environment - are told, "too bad - you may own the business, pay the taxes, know your clientele, and come to the conclusion that if you had the only smoke- filled club in the area, you could do really well." Sorry....society has deemed that people coming and going from your club shouldn't be subjected to unwanted, unhealthy, cigarette smoke. If you choose to smoke, do so somewhere else so the rest of us don't have to be a part of it. Although a portion of society is unhappy about it, and made to feel like second class citizens...that's okay....in fact smokers are to be vilified whenever possible. You see, their actions are dirty, stinky and gross. They are segregated and made to feel ostracized. But it's for the good of the whole. No one forced them to smoke. It's an action they choose to do - and their actions have consequences.
Are you getting the picture yet?
Some 'male' - dressing up like his Great Aunt Matilda and walking into the ladies locker room - doesn't make him a female AND DEFINITELY NOT A LADY!!
He has a choice to play dress-up, but the rest of society shouldn't have to be forced to play along with his twisted, vulgar behavior! He should go to the men's room, where he belongs, or find a PRIVATE bathroom - if not available - he can go home to shower and change!
That's right! Just part of the consequences for choosing an action that is not in the best interest for the majority!!
I'm sorry - if this in some way makes HIM feel uncomfortable - or like HE doesn't fit in. The truth is...HE doesn't....GET OVER IT!
So here I am ready to sound off and can't quite decide what the topic should be about. Our failing foreign policy? The ridiculous militarization of our local police departments? How about the absolute over-reaching arm of the Houston City Government interfering in the daily activities of their local churches?
I know, how about we join the ban wagon and engage in the discussion that seems to be leading every news headline. The Ebola.....what....pandemic, scare, mishandling? Or maybe the latest tool to achieve population control? Is Ebola another false flag that will have us giving up freedom after freedom for a sense of security?
Please understand, although I have an opinion of what is going on I am not ready to state what it is. But rather I would prefer to have a discussion. (Don't pretend that you don't monologue along with articles of interest. Either in adamant agreement or vehement disagreement...and that's okay.) My goal (for now) is for the discussion to take place. Allow yourself the opportunity to maybe, just maybe, look at this topic from another perspective.
Ebola, what is it? Ebola virus disease (EVD) also Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) is a disease of humans and other primates caused by Ebola viruses (EBOV). It was first identified in Sudan in 1976 and according to the World Health Organization, total reported cases between 1976 through 2013 were a grand total of 1,716. However, from January first of 2014 to October twenty-fifth of 2014 the current out-of-control outbreak in Africa has risen to 13,703 reported cases. Resulting in the deaths of 4,922 people.
What are the symptoms? How is it transmitted? Symptoms include fever, sore throat, muscle pain and headaches followed by vomiting, diarrhea and possibly a rash. There is potential for decreased function of the liver and kidneys and chances of internal and external bleeding. Ebola is transmitted by direct contact with blood or other bodily fluids of infected humans or animals. It is also transmitted by direct contact with recently contaminated items or surfaces.(Okay, you know all of this already. Good.) What is my point of restating the known? Simply to bring to mind the obvious. We are entering the cold and flu season. At this time of year the amount of people in this country with fevers, sore throat, muscle pains and headaches are huge. What a time to have the country scared of the 'Ebola Fever' and mandatory quarantines.
How many of you have already heard the term 'medical martial law' or 'forced inoculations? Should these terms be used, even in the darkest of times? If so, then you have to agree that drastic measures at times are necessary. If that is the case, why not allow those drastic measures to be placed upon the "few" individuals boarding planes in Africa. Maybe a detection and quarantine period should be taking place there in Africa instead of here in America. Detection once they get off the plane, in the States, simply places everyone on the flight under scrutiny. It's really just common sense. Why is there no common sense regarding this 'pandemic'?
The world has learned, on several occasions, that the freedoms and liberties so loved and admired by the American people are not easily taken from us by force. We are willing to stand up and fight back, but the same American people are willing to give up those same freedoms and liberties without so much as an argument if they are led to believe it is for their own safety and security.
This slippery slope starts off simple enough.
The ad campaigns informing motorcyclists to wear helmets. This transforms into a law being passed. Now you have to obey the law or be cited. For our own good...of course!
You don't ride a motorcycle....but you do drive a car? You had better wear your seat belt because it's the 'law.' Never mind that you don't want too or are afraid of being trapped in a flaming or sinking car. (Don't laugh, it's happened.) Not to mention wanting to take your sweetheart on a romantic stroll and having the seat belt remain stuck all the way home! (Chuck Berry reference. Check out the video below.) I know, I digress. Although many or even most of the populous agree that wearing a seat belt is a safe thing to do and as individuals we may feel it is our responsibility to encourage others to wear their own seat belts; but making 'not wearing a seat belt' a criminal offense...really. For our own good of course.
How about the government detaining individuals without being charged of any crime under the guise of public safety? Or illegal search and seizure of personal property without warrants? Because, quite frankly, the powers that be are currently getting away with it. Why? Because just like in the days gone by, during the Cold War, when we were told that 'communists' were hiding in every basement; we are now, through fear of 'terrorist,' willing to subject ourselves to full body exams before getting on an airplane. Or have our freedom taken away when being told to 'shelter in place'(martial law) because of one lone gunman. For our own good...of course! (A lot has changed since Bonnie & Clyde and Al Capone.)
I could go on and on with other examples....but I think you get the point.
So whats next? Will we, the American people, subject ourselves to the restriction of non-assembly? Will each of us be willing to obey a mandatory quarantine because we happen to be at Costco the same day Mr. Whoever was there and, we're not sure, but he may have been around Mrs. Whats-her-name who might have Ebola! Do we not see how, if gone unchecked, this type of fear can reach people throughout the nation at an exponential rate. For your own good of course.
No one has yet explained how you're going to pay your mortgage, car payment or phone bill. (Inset your own bill here) Not to mention buying food. You're not to think about the day-to-day reality of what mandatory quarantine really means and how it will actually affect your life. Just do it, because the government said to!
Wait! You scream.( I told you this was a discussion) What do you want to happen? Have millions of Americans contract Ebola? With thousands upon thousands dying from it? You ignorant, heartless, unfeeling fool. We must have mandatory quarantines for anyone and everyone who may even have the possibility of being infected with Ebola. It's the only way to keep the rest of us safe. Okay, okay I get it. Personal safety is the goal. The all important aim of our lives. Regardless of how it effects others or the fundamental foundation of our nations belief system.
So how do we handle this Ebola crisis?
Maybe we should figure out whether it is actually a crisis! The jury is still out. Many can't make up their minds if this whole thing is just the latest October surprise. Another "crisis'" to keep our attention and minds on other 'stuff'. (Blogs to follow about the other 'stuff') Some on the jury would like to know why state and federal agencies were notified about a possible Ebola pandemic and issued testing equipment months in advance. Why give DHS and National Guard testing equipment but not TSA in Africa. For years this country had a policy in place to keep HIV/AIDS infected individuals from traveling to this country. That policy was not completely abandoned until October thirtieth, 2009 when President Obama reauthorized the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Bill and announced that the DHHS craft regulations that would end the HIV travel and Immigration ban. Becoming effective in January 2010. Prior to this, individuals found to be infected with HIV/AIDS were denied entry. Yet, we are told Ebola is considerably more dangerous and contagious - and our solution is to wait until you get off a plane and check to see if you have a fever. This type of non-approach is leading some among the jury to wonder if this Ebola isn't in fact a controllable disease.
Outrageous! You bellow. Let us look at what we know. So far the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has been working on Ebola vaccines for decades and achieved human trials on volunteers in 2006. Eight years ago. How did those vaccines work out? We were not told. Either they were successful and we have had workable vaccination for Ebola for sometime now or they did not work in which case they have had an additional eight years to correct their mistakes. Have they?
Don't ask me. I don't know either. But allow the discussion to continue.
With all of the concerns facing America today, is Ebola the most important? Do we need to be spoon fed every detail by the hour? Maybe you think we do. However, I wonder if somewhere between the truth and the lies, the facts and the falsehoods, the transparency and the smoke-n-mirrors, we aren't missing a much larger puzzle in which Ebola is just a piece. The over-controlling bureaucracy we call government, where a man's tweet earns him a visit from the secret service. Where a couple of guys talking in a cafe about politics can be overheard by a census taker and three days later small town backwoods Oregon is invaded by a Secret Service task force investigating, interrogating and intimidating the population of some twelve hundred people.
IT DOESN'T MATTER WHICH SIDE OF THE POLITICAL PENDULUM YOU SIDE WITH....THIS SHOULDN'T BE HAPPENING TO ANYONE!! Does the first amendment only apply to the pompous politicians?? (I'm sorry that's for another discussion).
I'm worried about the government, that I was brought up to believe, belonged to the people. Is it just me or does it feel like we are slowly becoming subjects to the aristocratic, lifetime politicians?
I'm not saying that this potential Ebola is a farce being manipulated by the puppeteers. I'm simply asking; if it is really and truly as potentially dangerous as we are 'feared' into believing - are the all-wise, all-knowing aristocrats handling this situation with the dedication and sincerity that a national medical emergency would warrant?
I guess the bottom line is do we, you and me, the American people, believe that we should subject ourselves to population manipulation because of the handling/mishandling of Ebola in this country?
At what point do 'we the people' demand more accountability and less interference of our government? Each of us must decide where our line in the sand will be. Maybe we should stand up and fight for freedom and justice before it is to late. Otherwise, we will be forced to abandon them forever.
Are the headlines proving once again the incompetence of our current administration? Their lack of efficiency? Their willingness to rob the American people of millions of dollars and then blatantly lie about it? What am I so upset about? OUR COUNTRIES LACK OF BORDER SECURITY!
We are being told that over 50,000 children have found their way illegally across our borders in the last six months alone. How many adults? How many drug runners? How many threats to this countries safety and security?
We are told that our local law enforement needs more authority to look into matters of security and that DHS and the FBI need to be able to detain people, tap phones, use surveillance cameras and drones to search, locate and apprehend dangerous threats to national security.
We have whole neighborhoods being placed in "lock down" and "shelter in place" while local law enforcement, DHS and the FBI run around acting like terrorists themselves.
We've moved into an era of DHS, FBI and SWAT teams knocking down doors in the wee hours of the morning to apprehend potential credit card forgers - only to find out - after destroying a families front door and scaring the begeebees out of people - they had false intel. Destroyed front door, your sense of security and trust ruined. YOUR PROBLEM - NOT OURS. WE ONLY MAKE THE MESS!
We're living in an era when law enforcement is becoming more and more militarized. The very idea of officers performing the duty 'to serve and protect' is quickly fading away. All to often, when something goes bad, anywhere in the country - WOW - DHS has a small army on the scene within minutes. Mall shooting, school shooting - DHS and the FBI are on the scene, and most of the time they're on scene as quick as local law enforcement. Either that's a very strange coincident or we have alot of DHS agents spread out around the country.
I have a suggestion. Allow local law enforcement to respond to local situations and ALL those extra DHS and FBI agents who seem to be hanging out throughout our great nation; head South. Place yourself along the Mexican border and try applying yourselves to stopping the illegal infestation into our country!!!
Stop lying to the American public about how badly we need more and more laws to restrict the rights and freedoms of American citizens in order to keep us safe from domestic terrorism - when we have a southern border which is so pourous that anyone is able to cross illegally!
The American people have been told millions and millions of dollars have been spent on border security over the years; and we're to believe that in the technological-age that we live in; with all of our elite equipment, militarized gear, and best personnel - that we can't secure our southern border enough to keep children - elementry age children - from gaining illegal entry.
If we as a nation are to believe that we can have domestic security by allowing ourselves to be governed by individuals who are so blatantly incompetent; we are in serious trouble. We the people of this great nation had better wake up before it's too late. Before we are manipulated into giving up one more freedom or one more right, under the pretense of safety and security. If our leaders can't be trusted to enforce the security of our borders against illegals, how in the world can they be trusted to implement more restrictions against us - the American people?
We are being invaded by who-knows-who. Obviously any illegal can enter this country at anytime, helping make a weak economy even weaker. Drug problems more prevalent. Costing American taxpayers countless millions of dollars. Yet, we don't have the funds available to help our Veterans get medical care, or training to find jobs, or just some much-needed help that they deserve?! No. Sorry. Can't help! We are too busy pampering millions of men, women, and children who are illegals, criminals, federal law breakers!!! What a crazy, stupid, unbelievable bunch of hooey!!
Before I get another ridiculous email from yet another ignorant individual asking, "What have these people done to be called illegals or criminals?"
THEY HAVE BROKEN FEDERAL LAW! Entering this country illegally is a crime! Just like if you or I tried cutting through a fence and entering Area 51 illegally. Simply being in a restricted area illegally would be a crime. Still don't think so? Well, try this. Go visit Washington DC, and while you're there jump the White House fence. Lets see how far you get. Illegal entry will land you in jail - or worse - shot.
Why is it so hard to enforce this same law at our borders?? After all, they keep telling us, we are fighting a war on terrorism. Wouldn't it make sense to keep all illegals out?! America, wake-up and put a stop to this before it's too late.
There are times in life when things just don't make sense. I never expected our nation to completely lose it's moral compass and sense of decency. Looking at society, listening to the news and reading articles about the most outrageous injustices poured out on men and women who have an opinion contrary to the current version of political correctness; is sickening.
Day in and day out I hear one whining, blustering group after another complain about the way they are discriminated against. In my opinion, the most belittled and hated of all members of society today - (by the politically-correct crowd) - are white, Christian, traditionally married men, who own guns and drive a truck. They are considered male chauvinist, homophobic, racist, bigots who should stop clinging to their God and guns. If these poor fools dare to have an opinion or share their values - the activists, media and political pundits will be there like a pack of rabid rats to tear them apart; while the sick and perverted among our nation stand and cheer - shouting for the kill - like the Roman citizens of old.
The frenzy around the destruction of these 'sacrificial lambs' serve a two-fold purpose.
First, it draws out the mob-instinct in everyone who is looking for a 'cause.' Those who want to belong to something. Even if that something is the very thing that is destroying us; the glorification of perversion and depravity.
Second, it sends a message to everyone else that doesn't agree with their agenda to shut-up and quit offering an antidote, and by all means, don't voice your opposition or you will be next!!
Folks, this isn't even debatable anymore. You can say anything you want - no matter how offensive or derogatory - about Christians, Rednecks, Tea Party members, pro-lifers, those that believe in marriage between one man and one woman, Conservatives, hunters or clergy.
You can talk about these people in print or on talk shows. Comedians can say the most horrendous things. Politicians try to divide and conquer by inciting negative behavior with hateful comments; and we are supposed to all just grin and bear it. After all, it's just words - and they're entitled to their opinions and protected by the First Amendment. Right??
Wrong. That's only true if you are a Liberal, homosexual, baby-killing, anti-gun, anti-freedom, socialist, nanny-state proponent. As long as you have no moral code, don't believe in right and wrong, have no desire to know truth, and are totally okay with sick, perverted, behavior abounding without any restraint. Having this mind-set somehow makes you 'cool' and progressive. Anything and everything is okay no matter how disgusting - BUT DISAGREEING with this mind-set - that is strictly prohibited!
Let's get this straight. Filthy language. Not a problem. It's allowed on television, movies and in music. Sex is everywhere. Television, magazines, movies, billboards, etc. With the internet, you can find every type of sick and disgusting action you can think of. Why is it allowed? Because of that First Amendment thing. Remember, we can't allow any type of censorship; no matter how warped the content. A female and a horse; no problem. Three males and a goat; non-issue. A forty-year-old guy and a nine-year-old boy; you can find it. A sexually-active, teenage girl talking about having her third abortion; of course!
But, let a couple of brothers say they have a religious belief that is in opposition to this type of behavior and - WOW - the lefty, kook community doesn't even know what the First Amendment is. They never heard of it before!
Just let Amy Kushnir from KTXD-TV out of Dallas, Texas disagree with Michael Sam and his sex buddy kissing it up on ESPN, and all of a sudden she's getting death threats from the LGBT crazies.
In the LGBT fantasy land (that they try to create - in their own minds) they are nothing but caring, loving, compassionate, super-nice people who just want to hold hands and sing love songs to the world.
Unfortunately, their fantasy land is just that - FANTASY! In the REAL world; their black hearts can't be covered up by colorful rainbows. They are cruel, hateful, vengeful individuals; who are militant-bigots and believe in ruthless tactics to achieve their goals of silencing everyone who isn't willing to praise their disease.
Okay. I get it. They want freedom. Freedom to say what they want. Freedom to belittle everyone they disagree with. These may seem like wonderful American attributes. However, only if that freedom is extended to all citizens.
Since Obama had the right to stir-the-pot and undermine the core beliefs of millions of citizens with his comment about, "Americans needing to stop clinging to their God and guns" without any repercussion. Shouldn't Romney have been allowed to tell the homosexual community to, 'stop clinging to their astroglide and Aids medication' without having death-threats thrown at him and his family? (BTW...Romney never actually said this.)
I can hear you now. That's not right! He shouldn't be allowed to say such things.
You're right. President Obama you should apologize!
Oh wait, did you mean Romney? Why?
Why the double-standard? Because it's an issue YOU don't agree with?
Either stand-up for tolerance and justice for everyone; or shut-up. Your just making a fool of yourself.
You can't say that a homosexual has the right to prance his love affair before the world and at the same time say no one has the right to disagree with such controversial and sinful behavior.
And when you try; you really sound.......STUPID!
Do I expect those of you who disagree with this article to suddenly come to your senses and wake-up from your blind and ignorant slumber? No, of course not. Why would you? You're snoozing comfortably and your dreams are slowly becoming reality.
I don't write this for you. I'm writing this for those of you that do agree. To those that read this and shout out, "That's right!" - "You tell em'!"
It is to this group of individuals that I write AND hope to motivate. We are still the majority - the problem is - we're the SILENT majority.
The meaning of 'PC' needs to change - from 'Political Correctness' to 'POSITIVE CORRECTION!'
We all need to get involved and make positive corrections; before it's to late. We can no longer sit back and expect others to solve our problems.
It's time to become an activist for God, our country, our families; for purity, integrity and truth. If you're afraid to get involved and become an activist; don't be surprise when your life and the life of your children are disrupted - and possibly destroyed - by the activists WHO ARE working tirelessly to strip away all we hold dear. We are in a cultural battle of ideas, beliefs, faith and the future of this country. Now is the time for you to decide whether you will continue to complain, or get involved helping to promote POSITIVE CORRECTIONS.
Beat the drums, sound the call, stand and be counted!
If we don't.......soon all may be lost!
How are we suppose to all live together - and live together in peace?
Jews can't stand Muslims, Muslims hate homosexuals and Christians, and...well all non-Muslims. Christians think Islam is completely wrong, and Jews are lost without Christ. Communists want to kill Capitalism. Hindus believe in hundreds of gods. Scientologists think they can become god. Liberals are so open minded they have lost their minds and are just crazy. Republicans are so afraid of being called names they've turned into a bunch of pansies. Non-smokers want smokers to stop; smokers want non-smokers to stop whining. Men will never figure women out and women don't want to figure men out. Traditionalists believe in sticking to the tried and true; while Progressives want change, regardless of what it produces.
Sissified-city-dwellers want all guns to be banned, (because it works so well in Chicago.) Second Amendment types can't conceive living in a gun-free state controlled by the government,(because it hasn't worked anywhere.) Some don't want prayer anywhere in public; others still believe they have a right to pray everywhere. The Ninety-Nine Percenters believe they have a right to gather and protest against Wall Street. The Pro-lifers believe they have the right to gather and protest against the murder of unborn babies. Gays and Lesbians want 'Gay Parades' to promote homosexual awareness. Christians hold 'traditional marriage rallies' to promote traditional marriage of one man - one woman. Most of society would like to see pedophiles either in prison for life or dead. The homosexual group, 'North America Man Boy Love Association' (NAMBLA) believes the best sex is between men and young boys.(Don't ask me how this perversion exists.) The Prius driving greeny who hates pick-up trucks. The logger who wouldn't drive a Prius if you gave it to him. The Steeler fans who hate the Cowboys. The Seahawk fans who hate the Broncos. And the Raider fans who hate everyone! Pepsi drinkers who smuggle in their beverage of choice because they won't drink Coke. Rock and Roll headbangers who can't stand country music. Those that believe there are two types of music; country and western. The crowd that believes going to the theater includes a large popcorn, cherry icees and Johnny Depp. Those that believe the theater is a tux and Phantom of the Opera.
You see, we are all very different. We have different upbringings, values, beliefs, hobbies, preferences, political and religious views and different likes and dislikes.
So how do we all exist in one place, at one time, without killing each other?
We respect the right for others to have the same freedoms we want for ourselves. I won't bore you by reciting the Constitution, but the truth of the matter is, it's in there. I could break down any one of the aforementioned conflicts, but let us start with the eight hundred pound gorilla sitting in the middle of our screens. The ever growing conflict between the lesbian, gay, bi-sextual, transgender community, (LGBT) and those of us who claim Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior - Christians.
Let me start off by stating I am an Ordained Pentecostal Preacher/Evangelist. I believe I have a calling and therefore a responsibility to share the love of Jesus Christ with everyone I can; even if that means I upset you by sharing scriptures you don't want to hear. I get it, it's often easier to shoot the messenger than accept the message.
Jesus was crucified and disciples were martyred all because, "Men love darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed." John 3:19-20
Yes, as a Christian I refer to the Bible for my foundation of morality and truth and therefore I can not condone or pretend that the act of homosexualality is acceptable. Even in the midst of loving and ministering to individuals within the LGBT community.
Before we go any further - if you are not a believer - if you are that individual yelling at your computer screen, "I don't need some blankity-blank preacher quoting a book of fairy tales to me!!!"
Stop yelling. There should be very little you need to be angry about. I have never gotten angry reading "Peanuts" or "Family Circle." If you don't believe in anything I'm saying or in the Bible; why does it bother you? There are a lot of things in life that will never line up with all your beliefs and/or choices. Are you really going to scream, cry and cuss about all of them or just this one?
I have friends who claim to be agnostics. They believe my faith is misplaced and old fashioned. I'm okay with that. Don't get me wrong, I continue to pray for them and I tell them so. I live my life and try to be the best example of Christ, my broken and failed self can be. Hoping that by my actions and sincerity, they will come to realize my faith is real; and come to Christ themselves.
I also know my responsibility is not to 'change' them. I'm not called to beat them over the head with my Bible. However, I would be failing my calling and failing them if I began sugar coating and condoning some of their behavior that is in conflict with Scripture.
Many of these people have come to respect my stance on several controversial issues even while momentarily disagreeing. Some come for counseling and advice. They want to hear an opposing view - if for any other reason than to strengthen their own (for now.)
You see, I'm an optimist. I believe there are Christians and pre-Christians. I believe the redeeming power of Christ is for anyone and everyone who asks.
"Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were washed, and you were sanctified, and you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God." (1Corinthians 6:9-11) For those that believe in Scripture, here it is. I'm simply showing you what it says. I know all you thieves and drunkards are upset because your included on this list, but don't worry, there's more you should look up; the beatitudes in Matthew 5 and Galatians 5:19-21.
What do you want me to say? I'm sorry? How can I be sorry for something God wrote? Do you want me to say that I disagree? I can't. I don't get to pick and choose which messages I like and don't like.
I deal with people all the time who like to "cherry pick" the Bible. Pull one Scripture from here, another from over there, and try to make some ridiculous point. Or try to bring God down to a level we can fully understand. If you truly believe in God, the Creator of everything, then you should realize that we 'understand' very little. So why are you trying so hard to put 'the God of everything' into your little box of knowledge? God wouldn't be much of a God if we could do that.
For those of you who are either still screaming or laughing at the screen - that's okay. You're normally the ones who want to point a few Scriptures out here and there as to why you don't believe. But I don't get how you can use a book you don't believe in, to prove the book you don't believe in isn't true.
Either the Bible is just a bunch of fairy tales that can't be take seriously, therefore you shouldn't be offended at all, (I mean seriously, nobody throws a fit when I quote Dr. Seuss. And since you're not offended - you see no reason to bully, threaten, and show complete intolerance for my desire to spread the wisdom of Dr. Seuss to the world) or secretly in the corners of your mind you do have some twinge of acknowledgement that this Bible the Christians keep referring to might just be the real deal. And dang it! It doesn't give you a free pass. FYI - it doesn't give me one either.
That's right, I may be a preacher-man, but that just means I'm still a man. I get frustrated and angry I deal with covetousness and lust. What's the matter? Did you want your sin to be special? It's not. Sin is sin. You can't elevate your sin to a place of social superiority in the hope of it transforming from sin to acceptance.
You can either disregard the whole Christian thing as a sad joke and treat it like a Saturday morning cartoon, in which case you wouldn't or shouldn't be offended. --- Let it go!
Or you can do what I do, "call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to forgive me and make me clean and fresh again. To be reconciled in my relationship with Him and allow me to start over with a new beginning."
Let there be no doubt; this is the way I have chosen.
If it's not for you - go find your own way.
And I'll keep praying for all you pre-Christians to find your way...........to God.
For as many years as I can remember I have heard the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender (LGBT) activists, claiming that all they want is to be treated equal. They don't want to be discriminated against. They want their choices and actions to have no bearing on where they work, or where they're able to dine. They don't want the way they dress or believe to hinder them from holding public office or working with children. They just want tolerance and acceptance.
They claim that Christians and society as a whole discriminate against them, don't like them, and treat them unfairly.
In America today these claims are unjustified, unwarranted and down-right wrong.
It's true that society and Christians particularly, don't approve of the activity of the LGBT community. We have a moral compass that allows us to see sin as sin - ours as well - pride, hate, arrogance, jealousy, lust and lying. Believe me, the list can go on and on and sexual sins are on this list as well.
So why do we point out sin within the LGBT? Simply because we are supposed to try and help everyone, even when they don't see it as such. For us not to try and stop sinful activity would in and of itself be a sin of omission in our faith.
That's why we speak out about issues like divorce not being a good thing, promoting abstinence and purity, businessmen not getting cozy with their secretaries, ect.....
It's also why we attend church. We recognize sin in our own life and we want to do better. We long for our relationship with Christ to be strengthened to the point where we sin less and less.
I constantly hear people say, 'Christians are nothing but hypocrites.' Yes, many are, but what would you suggest? They give up trying to better themselves. Most of you are looking at churches all wrong. Think of them as a hospital.
If you cut off a hand, where would you go? A hospital. Why? There are a lot of sick people there and most are probably worse off than you are. Many of them are so sick they may never leave. But that is where you will go because it is a place to receive help and healing.
Christians don't hate people that disagree with them.
We don't believe people who are trapped in sin should be cast away. We simple believe you need to see a doctor and spend some time in a local hospital whether you know it or not.
Disagreeing with someone's chosen sin, is not the same as disapproving of the person. Anyone who has ever raised a child knows this to be true. Your child may do something that you disapprove of, however, your disappointment doesn't keep you from loving them.
Yet, no matter how we say it - no matter how many times we explain it - the LGBT community fails to recognize it. Why? It doesn't fit their agenda. They either want the Christian community to condone and praise their activity or be silenced completely.
The LGBT community has been accepted in every aspect of society; to the degree that they have now become bullies. They don't believe the ideals of acceptance and tolerance should be extended to anyone other than themselves. They want dominance, power, the ability to shut-up and shut-down anyone that has the audacity to disagree with their agenda. Wow! I thought that was those crazy Christian's point of view.
What's sad is this type of bullying is working and becoming accepted by many.
The latest victims to be bullied are, David and Jason Benham, twins from North Carolina. They have made quite a success flipping houses over the last decade. Not an easy thing to do in the current housing market. However, they have been able to achieve enough notoriety that HGTV decided to showcase the hard working brothers in an upcoming series called "Flip it Forward." This would have allowed the rest of the nation the opportunity to watch and learn a few things that might help us in our own endeavors.
David and Jason had been in production preparing for the October debut until Wednesday when they were notified that HGTV was cancelling the show. The reason given was an onslaught of complaints from the LGBT community about the Benham brothers belief that the act of homosexuality and killing the pre-born was wrong. After all, they have a minister for a father, so you know theses two guys are dangerous! If we look hard enough, you'll probably find out they don't even cheat on their wives or get drunk and stay out all night and they most assuredly attend one of those 'churchy' places!
Obviously, not the type of people who could help with real estate deals.
No, we should shut these guys up!
What is this country coming to when people are kept from making a living - from growing and expanding their business - all because of a differing opinion.
The LGBT activist, really believe they have a right to shut-down David and Jason because they believe differently and have a higher moral code. We have the tail wagging the dog. In countries where this type of behavior is allowed to expand - nothing good ever flourishes.
I guess the real question is, 'are we going to allow this to happen?' Are we as American citizens going to sit comfortably in our homes and not say or do anything when this type of prejudice and intolerance is blatantly thrown in the face of society? I hope not.
What can you do?
Send an email, make a phone call or write a letter to HGTV. Let them know that you disapprove of this type of intolerance and injustice.
HGTV is currently the seventh watched cable channel. They have that status because of us, the viewers, get the idea? We still have power; we just have to be willing to use it. There are a lot of other programs to watch.
While your at it, let David and Jason know you support them. They seem to be taking this well. I'm sure they're disappointed; but not enough to shake their faith.
Maybe....just maybe, this event will wake up a few more of us from our slumber - before it's to late.
All evil needs to succeed, is for good men to do nothing!
In an era when it seems public figures come and go, falter and then fade away; at a time when politicians are less trustworthy than ever - it is nice to know that there are a few people sprinkled throughout society who have maintained their honesty, integrity, and ability to speak out for truth and justice. Dr. James Dobson has, and continues to be, such an individual. Dr. Dobson is a pioneer in the realm of family development. I will state, without reservation, that Dr. Dobson's books, teachings and radio programs were a large part of my parental education.
After spending several years of my youth without the influence of parents; I found myself a father at the age of nineteen. I was really excited and totally unequipped. I had nothing to go off of - other than - what not to do.
However, I did have amazing in-laws who became my mom and dad, and a nightly program called Focus on the Family. I could listen to founder and host, Dr. James Dobson, expand on the importance of parental involvement, creating boundaries for children, instruction and obedience as a loving - corrective necessity. He spent time encouraging spouses to work through difficulties and the need for children to observe parents united in faith and love.
Dr. Dobson has worked tirelessly for decades - often making headlines - for his open and honest stance in opposition of having pre-born babies ripped apart or burned to death. He has NEVER wavered in his support or speech about ending the senseless murder of the most innocent of all humanity - the pre-born. He has remained steadfast and outspoken about his passion of putting the organization - that exalts killing as many babies as possible, Planned Parenthood, out of business. Why? Because, like it or not - abortion IS murder!
Oddly enough, Margaret Sanger,(the founder of Planned Parenthood) with all her crazy, racist and eugenic ideas; DISAPPROVED of abortion. Yes, she wanted to control which people were able to reproduce. She believed minorities, the poor, all lower classes, and pretty much anyone she deemed unworthy, should either be coerced, convinced or forced to use contraceptives and if possible sterilized.
She disagreed with the Nazi's version of cleansing by lethal means; preferring to stop life before it began.
However for all of her nuttiness, she adamantly opposed abortion; stating in her book that she "opposed abortions both because they were dangerous for the mother and because she believed that life should not be terminated after conception." and "while there are cases where even the law recognizes an abortion as justifiable, if recommend by a physician, I assert that abortions performed in America are a disgrace to civilization."
Margaret Sanger, the very woman that modern abortionists claim as their founder and their leader stated, "Contraception was the best way, because life had not begun, and abortion was wrong no matter how early it was performed - because it was the taking of a life."
Now how many Planned Parenthood brochures inform you of those little tidbits??
So it makes one wonder - if a twisted mind like Margaret Sanger knew abortion was wrong - why are we upset or surprised when a brilliant mind like Dr. James Dobson simply points out the same fact?
Dr. Dobson has stood for Christian values, the sanctity of life, families, faith and the idea that everyone has the ability to make positive change. He has taught us that standing on the sidelines saying nothing and doing nothing only allows evil to grow.
Dr. James Dobson has not been a silent spectator; but rather a quarterback! Those of us who have been influenced by him through the years, are not only thankful, but to be quite frank - have come to expect nothing less from him. When he made headlines again for speaking the truth, I wasn't surprised. However, I was surprised to learn he was in trouble for AGREEING with Planned Parenthood!
I know crazy right??
After all of these years working to defeat Planned Parenthood, Dr. Dobson finally agreeing with a statement made by the president of the organization, Cecile Richards. She stated that, "President Obama is the president who has done more for abortion than any other president. He is the abortion president."
You would think - with that kind of admission - the lefty-liberals would be jumping with childish glee and rejoicing! Finally they are getting what they've always wanted; but instead they are crying and complaining - upset with Dr. Dobson for acknowledging that, 'President Obama is the greatest abortion president this nation has ever seen.'
Why all the hubbub? Dr. Dobson talking about abortion. No. The radical, lefty, pro-abortionist don't think men like Dr. Dobson should speak at all - unless they are condoning their evil acts and behavior.
I work hard to provide for my family and don't indulge in gambling; but if I were a wagering man - I would lay down my life savings - that Dr James Dobson isn't going to succumb to pressure, or surrender his personal beliefs and convictions.
For that I say, Praise the Lord!
Dr. Dobson, thank you for your commitment and example.
May God bless you, your family and your on-going endeavors.
I have heard the term BIGOT used more in the last week than I have in the last couple of years combined.
The word bigot was thrown first at Cliven Bundy. I suppose to try and discredit the rancher in the eyes of the American people. We don't want the average American to understand or possibly agree, that the Government of this country is out-of-control. For example; over-reaching regulations and fees, political conspiracies and cover-ups, illegal weapons trafficking, treason and murder by omission in Benghazi.
So let us label Mr. Bundy as a BIGOT. Allow time for the demonizing to set in, and maybe the real issue - of the governments attempt to extort Cliven Bundy - will be forgotten.
Then in true media manipulation, they fabricate a story out of a conversation that should never have been heard - and whallah - our latest bigot is born. Clippers owner, Donald Sterling, becomes a household name; not for his business achievements, or his massive wealth, not even because he has built a great basketball team, but because he is accused of being a BIGOT!
It really is amazing how frequently and loosely the term bigot is thrown around by those trying to demonize and slander anyone they disagree with.
I write this blog, because I feel I have a responsibility to try and encourage others to think outside the status-quo; to gain information and insight besides what's regurgitated by the - bought and sold - government news organizations.
I feel passionate about the issues I share, and have conviction in my beliefs - DON'T YOU??
For this I have been called a bigot, several dozens of times in the last couple of weeks alone.
I'll admit it bugged me the first couple of times, and then I considered the source, and quickly came to the conclusion that words from ignorant people should never be taken to heart.
However, it also encouraged me to look up this inflammatory word.
BIGOT: One intolerantly devoted to his or her own prejudice or opinions.
Then it came to me like a flash. It hit me like a drop of rain on the top of my head.(Insert your own metaphor here.)
There are A LOT of bigots in this world. Oddly enough, many right here in the great USA.
Let us take a look:
Militant Environmentalists: BIGOTS
Homosexual Activists: BIGOTS
Republicans: I can't include them, because they're so wishy-washy
Christians: I wish they could all be called BIGOTS
And yes, myself: I am intolerantly devoted to my beliefs. I refuse to yield in my faith of Jesus Christ, my beliefs in right and wrong, my stance for the sanctity of the pre-born. These ideals make me a BIGOT.
I pray that many more of you make a decision to be bigots in matters of ultimate importance; because lets face it - we're under attack by those trying to destroy our families, culture, faith, and country - they are all devoted BIGOTS!!
It seems as long as mankind has breath, we will continue to have some kind of prejudice, and someone willing to capitalize on it.
After digging through countless articles about the Clipper's owner, Donald Sterling, trying to find out what the fuss was all about. It seemed I could only find two or three sentences. I wondered what did he actually say. Not a segment of what was said and repeated a thousand times - but the full conversation.
Wow, it took some digging to find that. After listening to the entire conversation, I realized he sounded a lot more jealous than racist.
Lets step back and look at this situation.
Sterling is having a PRIVATE conversation with his mistress. And he comments about, 'her being seen with blacks in public and bringing black associates to the games.' That's the line getting all the attention.
However Stiviano, his mistress, is half-black.
Don't you think Sterling knows this?
I'm pretty sure the man has figured out; the woman he is fooling around with, spending all kinds of money on is black!
But we are supposed to believe he is a total racist - who dislikes blacks so much - he doesn't want his woman to be seen with them.
I know it's hard; but let us use just a little common sense.
Isn't it much more likely that this eighty year old guy is suspecting his lover of getting a little to cozy with these fit, young athletes; running around taking 'selfies' with them?
It appears that his only crime is jealousy.
In a private conversation with her, he puts his foot down and to his surprise; she's recording the conversation and waste no time getting it into the right hands. What should have been nothing more than a lovers squabble, has now turned into a national debate, and reminder of the prejudices of the human race.
As a side note - how many people are disgusted about the fact that an eighty year old billionaire has a thirty-one year old mistress? Just asking....
How many of you - in the privacy of your own home - have had conversations with your significant other, that if heard by the world - could or would be construed as prejudice.
Such as your personal opinion of:
Democrats, Republicans, Christians, Jews, homosexuals, short people, clowns, Asians, red heads, gang-bangers, skateboarders, blacks, Indians, rednecks, Yankees, Mexicans, Irish, Catholics, rappers, blondes, fat people, police officers, Conservative talk show hosts, Politicians, cowboys, strippers, Italians, carnies, punk rockers, yuppies, homeless people, IRS agents, convicts, military personnel, fast food workers, gun owners, people who are left handed, Germans, Russians, Southerners, and anyone living in a trailer park.
Is it sinking in yet?
EVERYONE has an opinion or prejudice about someone or another! But your opinion, when kept to yourself and those closest to you, won't or shouldn't be spread out before the world.
In a perfect utopia, no one would ever have a negative thought about another person due to their race, sex, belief system, occupation, lack of occupation etc....
However, we don't live in Elysium. And mankind is not deity. So when will our prejudice mind-set ever stop? NEVER!
So how do we deal with prejudice?
We start by focusing on real problems, not wasting a lot of time, energy, and unnecessary strife on a man's private ramblings.
If Sterling is guilty of gross misconduct of players, because he doesn't approve of the fact they are Catholics, or happen to be black. If we find he underpays all red-headed players because they remind him of leprechauns; then let the players and league deal with him, but this scenario feels more like entrapment.
Sadly, it doesn't seem to matter, now that the 'media pot-stirrers' are out for blood.
After all, in a culture where we are supposed to be race-free; nothing sells quite as good as an ultra, rich, white guy being racist at heart.
And before I get anymore hate mail telling me, 'that I have no right to even comment about this topic because YOU'RE not black, so how would YOU know?'
Your own ridiculous comment is proving my point! YOU'RE not free from prejudice; you're predetermining my opinion based on the fact I'm NOT black.
To the bigots who are sure to respond about me using the word 'blacks' instead of the modern politically-correct term African-Americans; to bad, get over it!
I find it as patronizing as the self-inflated bigots, who think they're doing me a favor by referring to me as Native-American!
My grandfather taught us that our heritage doesn't define us, our actions do; and we will never get ahead if we keep looking back.
My Cherokee and Creek blood doesn't entitle me to anything other than a piece of land that no one else wants.
Do I get to scream, shout and cry about it? I can, but to little or no avail.
Or I can realize my grandparents and great-grandparents have already dealt with the situation - to the best of their abilities - and it's time to move on.
My grandfather was proud to serve in WWII, but said he hid his Cherokee heritage from most, because it was considered taboo in that era. He got out of the service, moved to California, started a family and raised four boys to be - AMERICANS.
I've always been aware of my Indian blood lines; Cherokee from my fathers side, Creek from my mothers. According to the United States Department of the Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs, I'm a certified INDIAN.
Do you care?
I didn't think so. Why pretend by calling me 'Native-American?'
I'm simply an American! As we all should be. American's....working together for the common good. Not splintering off so we have talking points to sell headlines, and not exaggerating one type of prejudice over another. If that's the childish road you really want to go down; you can all go home...
I'll take my country back!
In an era where the roles of men and women become more and more blurred, it is sometimes difficult to figure out where we all fit in.
Women have worked and struggled for years to break through the proverbial - gender bias gap.
They have sued clubs and organizations to include female members.
They have picketed and protested to gain public awareness.
They have strapped on boots and stripped off their bras; all in the name of equality.
Why do women desire equality with men?
I hear it all the time, "we want to be treated just like men."
Is that really what the majority of women want. Or is it just a select few?
I would wager the latter.
I think most women want to be respected, acknowledged for their abilities and achievements, given opportunities to excel....but straight across the board - don't treat me any different - equals???
No, I don't think so.
You see, this issue, like so many social issues goes from one extreme to another, with next to no common sense or middle ground.
As a father of three daughters; you could say, "I have a dog in the fight."
Analogy not working for you? How about, "I have a personal interest."
I have worked long and hard teaching my girls that anything is possible.
To shoot for the moon.
Find your passion and go for it!
However, I have also taught them to be ladies and to expect to be treated as such! Anything less is unacceptable.
Yet, if society continues with this blurred view of men and women, and this concept of "no difference in gender" garbage; where does that leave us?
Are we to expect non-gender bathrooms and locker rooms to extend beyond the California school districts who actually think this is a good idea? IT'S STUPID!! However, the idea of a MAN trying to protect a WOMAN from harm is considered ridiculous.
When I was being brought up, I was taught that a man was not supposed to cuss in front of women or children, and for a man to hit a woman was tantamount to forfeiting your manhood.
Because women are weaker and more fragile?
But some could argue that there are women that you'd be afraid to tangle with. So obviously, that's not the whole picture.
What else is there?
The very idea, the belief that women on a whole - deserve respect and dignity.
There was a time when men, who'd spit, cuss and tell off-colored jokes would stop as soon as a woman walked in.
Out of decency and respect.
Is this chivalry or chauvinism?
When going through a door, do you hold it open and allow a woman to enter first?
If we want true equality; why doesn't she open it for you.
I wonder what would happen the next time my truck had a flat tire while on a family vacation, and I turned to my wife and said, "okay babe, get it changed as fast as you can."
On second thought, I don't have to wonder, I know I'd be changing the tire.
Sadly, chauvinism is real.
However, maybe society is all to often confusing chauvinism with chivalry.
I pray that chivalry will explode in this country and women would recognize that politeness, common courtesies, and the desire to protect, isn't meant as an offense - but rather an act of chivalry.
Men, step it up and allow the girls and women in your life to know that as long as you are around, they will be treated with respect and decency. You will protect and work hard; while ladies, bake your men some cookies to show how much you appreciate them! Come on - laugh a little.
Women, be careful of what you ask for.
When you lose your uniqueness and achieve total equality; you may realize it was nice being "special."
As long as I have breath, my wife and daughters will continue to be treated like the queen and princesses that they are!
Long live chivalry!
One of the joys of writing a blog is reading the comments, posts and emails that follow.
I don't want you to get me wrong, I really appreciate the positive ones, the "thank yous" and "thata' boys." It feels rewarding to know you may have brought clarity or a new perspective to an issue.
However, the negative ones are a bigger hoot!
It is almost comical to read some of the misinformation and downright hatred spewed by some who are so dogmatic in their views, they would disregard natural law and God himself if it would strengthen their argument for self-inflicted depravity.
What these bigots do not understand is that they are the intolerant, narrow-minded zealots who are so prejudiced that they can't conceive individuals remaining agreeable to one another - even in the moments of disagreement.
Why is it so hard for so many to understand that I, as a Christian minister, can be friends with people who believe all religion is a crutch and profess to be agnostics.
I am ultra-conservative, way to conservative to relate to most modern Republicans, and yet I have good friends who are ultra liberals.
We have great discussions about current events; and most of the time we come to the conclusion that we will have to agree to disagree.
The trick to our friendship - understanding how to disagree without being disagreeable - and reducing ourselves to name calling and profanities. Because after all....that will show how mad I really am and of course, if I feel that deeply about an issue - well- my position MUST be right!
Are these adolescent tactics really suppose to carry on your entire life??
No, they shouldn't.
Believe it or not I really do feel sorry for you. You are normally the person who has the "co-exist" bumper sticker on your car.
You say you believe in terms like, acceptance and tolerance, but like a true hypocrite, you only believe these terms apply to individuals who agree with you.
Wow....what accepting and tolerant people.
Here is the cold hard truth; as a minister, I have a belief founded in the Bible. Sounds reasonable doesn't it? Therefore, I view life, individuals and issues through that perspective.
I know this is hard for many of you to grasp, so please pay attention. God's Word not only tells us, but through Christ, gives us an example of how to love people while disagreeing with sinful behavior.
You have the right to disagree. It is that God-given freewill that makes all of us ultimately responsible for our own deeds and decisions.
When I talk about sin and sinful behavior or quote scripture, I'm not judging you or condemning you. I'm simply pointing out God's truth. Believe me when I say, 'we are ALL in need of healing and redemption.'
When topics arise in the arena of public debate and I make a stand for biblical standards such as; training our children to be truthful, mothers and fathers fulfilling more of a role than simply providing food and shelter. When I defend the unborn child and explain your choice was made when you got in the 'sack'; or discuss the issue of homosexuality as being one of many sexual addictions - all of which people can seek freedom from. As I counsel people battling alcohol and drug addictions and explain that not only are they hurting their own lives and their families but ultimately countless others by their actions and the circumstances that follow.
I am attempting to help and encourage people to give them a foundation and point of reference to implement positive change.
I recognize this is a blog and not a sermon.
I know there are those who disagree with everything I've said and you probably disagree with the concept of absolutes, 'there are no right or wrongs, whatever feels good do it, truth and facts are abstracts - unknown and unattainable.'
I disagree. I do believe in right and wrong, and I do believe in authority beyond mans.
Why do I take the time to blog? Am I naive enough to believe that I am so eloquent that when my words are read by the dead-beat, non-existent father; he will turn from his wicked ways, and live up to his responsibilities with kindness and love in his heart?
NO, I'm not!
However, I would like to influence enough people; some of which may have the ability to speak directly to this guy, counsel him, pray for him, and mentor him.
We don't have the ability to pull individuals out of their chosen cages. The handle is on the inside. But we can try to encourage them to walk over and open the door.
Debates are not held to change the hearts and minds of their opponents, but to win the audience.
I'll start there and pray God does the rest.
Allow me to leave you with a couple of quotes:
"If unable to change the world - focus on changing the world around you,"
"Never be afraid to do for one, what you wish you could do for everyone."
Ladies and gentleman,when the day comes we no longer try to help and encourage people to rise above their circumstances, we have already lost. May the Lord help us to never give up.
Will the residence of Oregon become the latest victims of betrayal by the very people sworn into office to uphold and maintain the Constitution of their state?
The Constitution of Oregon defines 'marriage' as the union between one man and one woman. Simple. Right? After all....it has been the definition since its conception. We have always known it. And we always will.
However, there are those throughout our nation who are working overtime to destroy the very concept of marriage. Under the guise of.....'we just want what you have.'
Well, guess what genius? You can't have what I have by trying to redefine it and then call it the same thing!
Let me spell it out for you.
If I have a dollar bill and you have a quarter; you can scream and holler all you want about your quarter being every bit as valuable as my dollar.
You can hire attorneys, form committees, organize protests all to what effect?
To have your quarter become a dollar bill?
You can't! It will always be inferior.
I know it - and you must know it or you wouldn't be trying to convince yourself through illegal approval.
For years I have heard the childish whining coming from the gay and lesbian communities about wanting the American populous to tolerate and accept them.
We the people have tolerated and accepted the fact you are here and a part of society. Even if we disagree with your personal behavior; we accept the fact you have the God given right to sin as you see fit.
The truth of the matter is, you don't want tolerance and acceptance; you want our stamp of approval.
You want us to stand up next to you on a world stage and proclaim that your quarter is every bit as equal as the dollar bill we hold!
We will not be part of the charade you are perpetrating....and that's what has you riled.
What do you do when state after state votes down your false concept of marriage?
You seek out spinless judges, politicians and bureaucrats who will turn their backs on the very laws they took an oath to uphold.
Ellen Rosenblum, the Attorney General for Oregon, has one job, to uphold the laws of the state of Oregon.
The definition of marriage in the state of Oregon is 'one man - one woman.' Her obligation in serving the people of Oregon is to enforce the definition, not change it!
If couples of the same sex want to unite in some warped, perverted, until death relationship; they should simply create a term for it.
Like 'samesexity.' (short for same sex unity)
There you go.
Hey, there could be a whole new marketing angle.
Forget about asking private business owners to trample their own personal beliefs and convictions, so you can feel better about your perversion.
No more asking for 'wedding' cakes for your upcoming nuptials. You can simply flip through the phone book and look for your local bakery specializing in 'samesexity' cakes.
In fact the proprietor of that bakery could, on moral grounds, turn away traditional couples.
You can have 'samesexity' floral shops and clothing stores.
Great for you.......the rest of us could then be left alone.
But no......instead you want to destroy a beautiful and sacred union.
Oh, that's right - I almost forgot. That was your intent all along!
If you can't have the real thing, the next best thing is to destroy it, so it no longer haunts you.
Where does the nonsense stop?
Once we travel down the thorny path of deception and depravity.....there is no end.
We now have the first 'throuple' in the United States. Doll, Kitten and Brynn from Massachesetts. They've gone through the legal system to portray their version of 'samesexity.'
How long will it be before we have someone duplicating forty-seven year old Amanda Rodgers from South London? She has married her pet terrier, Sheba. Rodgers stated, "Sheba has been in my life for years, making me laugh and comforting me when I was feeling low. I couldn't think of anything more I'd need from a life partner."
Yeah, but who are we to judge?
This is in fact, a major turning point in history.
Feelings of lust, and personal desires overturn the long-held ideas of couples procreating and raising families for generations to come.
I mean, after all, in 'samesexity' procreation isn't possible.
Hey, give it a few years and these couples will begin to die off with no offspring. Who knows, maybe the fad will die off too.
Except, for another degradation thrown on society by the 'samesexity' crowd.
They feel the need to perpetuate the charade even further by pretending to have children.
Yes, I know I am not even close to being politically correct.
I don't want to be.
However, I want to make this as clear as I possibly can.....'samesexity' has no moral right to pretend to be mom and dad to children!
Study after study has shown the importance of a stable two parent household, "Mom and Dad."
There are crucial differences between a mother's influence and a father's influence and children need both for proper development.
A double dose of one - or the other - doesn't compensate for the lack of the other. Not to mention the double dose 'samesexity' couples are giving is a confused, warped sense of reality.
However, because of your need to fill a void due to your sexual preference, you cast your selfishness onto a child.
Shame On You!! Shame On Society For Allowing It!!
You want to be gay - be gay. You desire to be a lesbian - go for it.
But why do you feel the need to destroy a child's future of normalcy by raising him or her in a house of perversion.
You've made your choice to be in a same sex relationship, which by definition doesn't include reproduction; maybe that's your first clue you weren't meant to have any children.
Gays - lesbians - go have all the sex you think you deserve. I don't approve; but I also don't approve of premarital sex, or extramarital sex, or any sex outside of the marriage covenant-defined as one man and one woman.
Before you start screaming, "what gives me the right to judge?"
Nothing, except my personal convictions, scripture and a sense of morality!
If I had more authority; we wouldn't be having this discussion.
Sadly, after you do some more damage to society, you will still be left with the revelation that your quarter will NEVER be equal to my dollar bill.
I recently had a conversation with a father of young children about parenting.
This gentleman knows of my girls.
Yes, I am a father of three beautiful young ladies - ages sixteen, nineteen and twenty four. My wife and I are very blessed and thankful for God's gift of children.
However, unlike gifts we receive that excite us for a day or two and then end up at the back of the dresser drawer.
We feel children are to be loved, nurtured, instructed, trained......parented.
What does that mean?
It means your children come before your work, your hobbies and social engagements.
Children should never be looked at as a problem. It amazes me how many parents complain about their children, as if that child magically appeared.
There has only been one immaculate conception, and yours isn't it.
I know I already have some of you disagreeing with me. I get it. You're the same people who think it's great to allow your thirteen year old to have a boyfriend. Some of you even go so far as to allow this boy to stay the night with your daughter. Your reasoning, "their going to do it anyway, so better to have them in a safe place."
Excuse me while I go throw up!!!
You're not there to be buddies, living vicariously through your children; but to be their parent!
I love the fact that my girls and I are extremely close. But, I am first and foremost their father....then their friend! There have been many times when they have been upset with my discipline or decisions that affected their wants and desires.
Have I made mistakes?
Of course not....I'm the father! (sarcasm) But, I've also been willing to go to them and personally apologize when circumstances called for it.
Getting back to the conversation that started this blog. This father asked the question my wife and I have been asked countless times throughout the years. "What did you guys do to help your girls grow into the young women they are today?" Bright, intelligent, polite, respectful, kind, caring, obedient; does it sound like I'm describing angels? It wouldn't be far from the truth.
I often get these remarks: poor guy - wow that's got to be tough - bet you keep the shot gun close (well, yes I do but that's beside the point.) I often chuckle to myself as I tell them, "No way, raising my girls have brought me the greatest joy!"
What?? Teenagers, especially girls, are suppose to be temperamental, bratty, emotional roller coasters who do nothing but cry, complain and scream insults at their insensitive, out of touch parents!
Who comes up with this stuff?
If this description fits your kids, what have you done wrong?
All attributes are learned over time. The good ones and the bad ones. Training up your child in the way they should go doesn't start after you notice significant problems.
So the answer to that commonly asked question; my wife and I decided together how we wanted our children to be raised. Then added or removed elements around them that would help or hinder their development.
We wanted our family to be a family, not a bunch of strangers who came together a few hours each night before bed.
I, as the husband, would be the sole provider and allow my wife to be a homemaker, mother and satisfied woman.
I would spend my non-working hours with my family, not at the golf course, or lake, or with the guys.
I wanted to not simply be their father....I wanted to be their daddy.
We were concerned about the negative influence of the "TV babysitter" syndrome. (This is where kids spend hours a day ingesting whatever propaganda and influence is propelled at them.)
We removed that influence.
My girls have grown up watching limited cartoons and movies, and not on school nights.
My wife and I discussed their education. Modern public schools didn't seem adequate for our goals of balancing solid education with the negative issues of misinformation and inappropriate peer pressure. Our solution; Christian schools and homeschooling.
You disagree? I'm sorry, but the proof is in the pudding - as they say.
We wanted a family firmly rooted in God, Sunday school, church services, children's church, volunteering to serve others, family bible studies, scripture memorization and prayer.
It was also important to have our family communicate with each other freely. So those open lines of communication started when they were barely able to talk, and as the girls grew, our conversations grew. We've discussed the deeper meaning of modesty and purity, including abstinence. Each of my girls have chosen to wear purity rings as confirmation of their personal resolve.
Don't believe it? Don't think it's possible in today's world?
First, I have sympathy for your children. Second, it's people like you who are helping bring the standards of common decency to an alarming low.
When compelled to achieve it; our children are capable of so much more than we give them credit for.
We wanted our daughters to grow into adults who understood personal responsibility and the consequences of their decisions and actions.
Children need to be given appropriate amounts of responsibility; chores, homework, errands. Followed by personal freedom; the option to complete the task, perform the task in a substandard manner, or not perform the task at all. Each of these options have there own set of consequences. And as a parent, we have to fulfill those consequences with a heart of instruction and an overflowing amount of love.
As I sit here writing this, it occurs to me I don't have the ability to write everything in a single blog. I'm not so bold to try and pretend I have all the answers; I don't. However, I do have a very nice report card thus far. I am still striving to keep it that way. With God's help I will!
For those of you looking for some bullet points to take to the dinner table or office.
1. Make a relationship with God a priority and pray. (a lot)
2. Strengthen your marriage. Whatever that takes - do it! (career change, downsizing, moving, ect.)
3. Unplug the television and engage with your family. (games, puzzles, take a walk together, talk)
4. Keep open lines of communication. Allow every member of the family to feel free to bring up topics and questions - even the tough questions. (especially the tough ones!)
5. Take every measure and opportunity to demonstrate your love for your spouse and children. (life is fragile, don't leave things undone and unsaid)
6. Don't neglect to praise often and discipline when necessary. Everyone enjoys affirmation and encouragement. Don't wait for 'trophy' moments, praise them in the little things as well. Make it a habit and make it sincere. When discipline is required, be firm in your correction and loving in your delivery.
I'll stop here - at least for now.
To the father I spoke with, I hope putting this in writing will be of some help. To the rest of you, I pray you can glean something useful either for yourself or someone you know.
For those that believe I am an over protective father, trying to manipulate who my girls will grow up to be - YOU'RE RIGHT - I am.
I would be saddened and hurt to have it any other way.
God Bless You.
Who the heck does Harry Reid think he is???
He has the nerve of a fox trying to get in the hen house, screeching out names at the family guard dog.
Reid has the audacity to try and demonize the men and women at the Bundy Ranch by calling them "domestic terrorists."
Is the man totally insane??
Okay, I'll retract that question. Of course he is!!
Either that or he's just an ignorant coward who refuses to recognize real threats to this country. Non-existent borders, millions of illegal immigrants, politicians and an attorney general that ships firearms to drug cartels in Mexico (fast & furious operation); the list goes on and on.
But we're not suppose to think about what he says and does and doesn't do.
His insulting words were meant to sway public opinion.
Isn't it ironic how very few major news organizations covered the original Bundy story.
But Reid's inflammatory remarks are getting out all over the place. Once again, politicians are trying to manipulate public opinion through the communist news networks.
Because for all of his blustering, he knows - we the people - are still ultimately in control; at least for now.
To the men and women at the Bundy Ranch, for the armed militia who are supporting them; THANK YOU for standing strong in your convictions.
Maybe that's part of this whole problem. Career politicians, like Harry Reid, have no real convictions! They flip flop on the whims of their business partners and the money gained by their dishonest decisions.
So, it's possible he really doesn't understand people who believe in honor, integrity and the willingness to sacrifice themselves for their principles.
If Harry Reid really wanted to stamp out domestic terrorism he would be the first, of many career politicians, to turn in their resignations to the American people for failure to uphold the Constitution of the United States.
I wish I lived in the state of Nevada, just so I could have the pleasure of voting Harry Reid out of office.
I'm sure the King of England had a lot of chosen words to spew when the militia and minutemen of this country dared to stand up in defiance of his tyranny. But we call them heroes and the Founding Fathers.
God Bless you and God Bless these United States of America!
There is no doubt I am outspoken on issues of faith, freedom (my disapproval of losing any), Americans keeping our 2nd Amendment rights, political corruption, negligence and downright treason against the Constitution and the American people.
I started this blog because I feel passionate about, quite frankly, a lot of issues.
Issues I feel the mainstream media, our entertainment industry and politicians are all working overtime to obscure, undermine and then ultimately transform the next generation into a politically correct nanny state. As long as you give your full compliance - and well - everything else you may have had the nerve to think you wanted, (insert sarcasm) over to the state - the state will in turn give you what they deem you need.
From cradle to grave......they want to control it all!
So the question at hand is, are we the people, the men and women of this country who do the working and paying - the sacrificing and dying - are we going to retreat into dark corners and give up entirely? Or are we going to work at changing what so many clearly see is going drastically wrong in this country of ours!
Ironically enough I was recently reminded of an object lesson about the power of unity against tyranny in a fun - however unusual manner - an animated movie. (You can learn from almost any situation)
The movie you ask....A BUGS LIFE!
For those of you who haven't seen it, the grasshoppers (tyrannical bad guys) - who are but a few - live in luxury by oppressing the ants (hard-working, compliant, fearful, good guys.) When the ants have problems, struggle and aren't able to provide at the level demanded by the powerful grasshoppers; the grasshoppers decide to teach the ants a lesson.
However,the grasshoppers learn a lesson as well. The ants realize they have power when they decide to unite for their common good.
Our nation is not a monarchy, we do not serve a royal family. Politicians were never meant to be our masters who we serve and obey out of fear and intimidation.
They may have forgotten that fact.....but have we?
For years I have heard person after person say, "You shouldn't talk politics or religion in public or at social gatherings."
Really? Whoever came up with that? And why should we listen to it?
We don't want to discuss issues that have actual consequences; both in life - here and now - as well as eternity.
Instead we should all discuss which celebrity is divorcing their third spouse. Or which sports star is currently going to jail. Who's going to win "American Idol" or "Dancing With the Stars."
Meanwhile, one freedom after another is silently stripped from us without discussion and most definitely without opposition.
When is enough going to be enough? What is it going to take?
We can't afford to lose anymore ground. Anymore Constitutional rights, anymore God given freedoms.
If my words and passion aren't working for you, watch 'A BUGS LIFE' and get inspired.
As I sit in the company of my wonderful family, enjoying the evening and contemplating whether my pillow will call me before I am able to enjoy the sight of the lunar eclipse; I am informed of the increased presence of federal agents in Clark County, Nevada.
And more specifically around the Bundy ranch. For what some are speculating will be a nighttime raid on the Bundy family.
My heart is saddened. Was the feds stand-down order nothing more than a ploy to get supporters to withdraw and give ample time for additional agents to arrive?
And why a nighttime raid on a family?
If getting Mr. Bundy into custody is the objective, why not a traffic stop as he was coming or going to church on Sunday?
Why not wait for another less insightful and deceitful approach?
Why issue a no fly zone over the area so reporters are kept at bay?
This is the administration of transparency, isn't it?
Cliven Bundy is not a wanted felon or an escaped convict. He hasn't stolen nuclear weapons or blown up elementary schools full of children.
So what has he done?
He has dared to disagree with men in suits, sitting in their air conditioned offices on how to best raise his cattle. And he may be guilty of upsetting Harry Reid.
But what ever his offense is, it would seem the feds are posed to teach this family a lesson and in doing so, give an object lesson to the rest of the country.
COMPLIANCE IS A REQUIREMENT. Or just like in some European Countries, in our not so distant past, agents of the state will show up in the wee hours of the night to yank us from our homes and cart us off.
You want so badly to believe it can't or won't happen here. Not in this country.
There was a time when I would agree with you. But not anymore.
Keep a watchful eye, and start recognizing that if we don't stop tyranny; history will repeat itself.
IF WE DO NOT HANG TOGETHER; WE WILL SURELY HANG SEPARATELY! ~