Work for it or do without – Understanding Conservatives
Written by Average American Bob
1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.
For liberals who mock and degrade Conservatives you may want reexamine your understanding of who we are and about what we advocate before you knowingly participate in… or support hate and slander campaigns:
Limited Government & Follow the Constitution
Our founders knew that the failure of every great country was because the centralized government became so big and powerful that the common people became slaves to it and could not support it. Our founders in their wisdom designed a Constitution that would limit the Federal Government’s role to securing her people with a strong military, and the numerated powers that were clearly outlined in the Constitution that would take care of only what could not be done effectively by the states.
We elect representatives with the expectation that they will hold true the oath they take to defend and follow the U.S. Constitution, not try to manipulate or circumvent it. Three separate and equally powerful branches of government for the checks and balances.
There are those who say that the Constitution is out of date for today’s complex world. Our founders understood that and gave us a way to add to, delete or change the document. It’s called the amendment process. Yes it’s a difficult process and for good reason our founders didn’t want any one group to be able to change your protection of freedom without the absolute okay of you, the American people. So it takes super-majority votes in the Senate and House as well as two thirds of the states.
As I have said many times… any time any President, politician tries to introduce legislation that would go against the Constitution… they are doing it knowing that they could never get their change through the amendment process. Our Constitution has outlined clearly that LIMITS what the government can do to you… it was never about what the government must do for you. If we continue to allow our elected officials to try and by-pass the Constitution, we will lose our Republic and fall helpless to whomever those who are in power at the time.
Self Reliance and Personal Responsibility
Where is it written anywhere in either the Declaration of Independence or the U.S. Constitution that one person is responsible for the livelihood of another? Where in either of those two great documents does it allow for the government to take from one person and give to another for the sole reason the government feels that the recipient is more deserving than the person who earned provided the money?
If the excuse is that there is a “moral” obligation, where does it allow in our free society for the government to dictate what is moral or not? Our founders understood clearly that the only obligation of the Government was to make sure that there was EQUAL OPPORTUNITY… understanding that there would always be a great difference in results. People are just different… some have more talent than others, some are risk takers. Others have great drive and ambition while there are those who don’t care and are lazy and unmotivated.
Let everyone live their life the way they want. If you want more… you work longer or harder, get educated or learn a trade. But don’t expect those who make great sacrifices in effort, time with family and long hours to be directly responsible for anyone else. Here is a basic truth… when you allow the government to take more from you to give to others you are allowing them to take your basic freedoms and liberty.
We all understand about helping the truly needy, those who either are mentally or physically unable to take care of themselves. But for those who are able-bodied? Force them back to work or to improve upon their situation by NOT giving them enough to be ‘comfortable.’
Be honest, if one of your adult kids moved home and stopped looking for work, sat around the house all day and watch TV and played video games, ate your food and sucked off your generosity, what would you do? You know exactly what you would do. At some point you would kick them out and MAKE them go get a job and take care of themselves. Now, if you are willing to show tough love with one of your own kids, why would you not be willing to do the same thing for someone you don’t know?
Psychological fact: A person must feel uncomfortable in their poverty before they will do anything about it. It doesn’t mean that poor people aren’t happy. I grew up in a poor family and we were a very happy, close family.
This is just common sense. Even JFK understood this basic concept. The more money you earn that you are able to keep the more you have to spend on things YOU want, the more you have to give to help people YOU want to help. Nothing helps an economy grow than more people spending more money. This is a simple concept of basic freedom, the freedom to live your life the way YOU want.
A person in CA earning $90,000 a year has over 70% of his earnings going to pay taxes. (Income tax 35%, SS & Medicare taxes approximately 10%, State income taxes 12%, sales taxes 10% and property taxes 3%). And that doesn’t even consider embedded taxes in gasoline, telephone bills, utility bills, etc. How much is too much? At what point does the person working their butt off wake up one day and say it’s no longer worth it?
The percentage will change from state to state but you get the idea. Success is being so penalized that at some point, people just don’t even want to try. High taxes will kill the Great American entrepreneurial spirit in this country.
Our country was founded on Christian/Judeo principals that has love, caring and compassion at their core. It gives us a clear definition of right and wrong. Look how we have strayed from the traditional family and the huge impact that has had on the character of so many of our young people.
From day one, the left has done everything in their power to remove all evidence of God from the public eye, the one thing that gives most people their moral compass and the constant reminder of our core values. Look how the left wants to disregard or get rid of so many of our traditions, some of which have been with us for over 200 years, such as Christmas decorations on public buildings or spaces. A time of joy, peace and giving generated by the celebration of Christ’s birth.
Why are people so upset with that? So what if you don’t believe in Christ or even God. Enjoy the day off from work that the holiday affords most people and chill. You may not believe that all the wonders of the universe were created, but you still enjoy of its beauty and greatness don’t you? Chill!
No organization on the face of the earth wastes more money than the U.S. Government. And it’s not only the waste, it’s the high cost of corruption when the government participates in paying special interest and favored companies, even entire countries, giving away our hard-earned dollars. Look at the massive debt and deficits our kids and generations to come are facing. Do some basic math and ask yourself what is it going to take to even start paying down the debt?
Bush was bad racking up 4 trillion in 8 years! The CBO says that by the time Obama leaves office, he will have added 10 trillion dollars of NEW debt that will be more than EVERY PRESIDENT BEFORE HIM, IN OVER 200 YEARS COMBINED!!! Using Obama’s own words… “That’s irresponsible… That’s unpatriotic!” (His words about Bush in a pre-election speech 2008)
Yes, we are a melting pot for many ethnic and religious groups… but what did T. Roosevelt say:
“In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American and nothing but an American … There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag … We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language … and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”
To our Liberal counterparts, we are not ‘haters’! That’s the label used by the Radical Left Liberals and Progressives who hate Conservatism. We are lovers of our country and Constitution. You will never hear us say that we love our country yet we want to “Fundamentally Transform” her. That’s like saying… “I love my wife but I want to Fundamentally Transform her.” Just doesn’t make sense does it?
We are Americans who sincerely believe in American greatness and have no wish to be like any European country… or any other country for that matter. We love the freedom, liberty and free enterprise system that allows anyone to strive for any level of success they desire and have the best chance of archiving it.
Just because we don’t think it’s right to give free contraception to all women or believe in taking an unborn human life, doesn’t mean we hate or even dislike women. Trust me, we love our wives, our daughters, sisters, girlfriends, mothers, grandmothers, aunts, nieces, cousins… we love women!
Just because we say that we believe that man has very little to do with Climate Change, especially here in the United States (because have seen the propagated lies and the reports of omission and manipulation of studies, computer models), doesn’t mean that we don’t care about the planet, clean air and clean water.
It’s absurd to say that an entire group of people believe that. Never forget we have kids and grandkids too, but refuse to accept a hoax that is designed to steal hundreds of billions in new CO2 taxes to feed the phony eco groups who in turn support only the Left. Corruption that is so obvious it should be embarrassing to liberals.
I always want to laugh when I seeliberal rich folks jump up and down about how the oceans are going to rise by several feet because of ice melting, yet they are spending hundreds of billions developing ocean-front homes, high-rise buildings and resorts. It seems to me that they really aren’t too concerned.
Just because we want to close our borders for the security of our country and preserve our sovereignty as a nation, as well as control the flow of illegal drugs and immigrants to our country, or hold accountable to a degree those who are here illegally, doesn’t mean that we hate Hispanics or anyone else. We want a way to deal with the immigration situation that is fair but we also want the government to follow our laws.
We can’t stand by and let the Federal Government pick and chose which laws they will enforce and those they won’t because it fits their political agenda. That turns us into a lawless nation. It doesn’t work. The president ordered ICE to not deport illegals when caught. There is a law suit pending against the president for that action.
We just had over 65,000 incarcerated illegals, including murders and rapist released back into our communities by the Justice Department that is riddled with corruption. They were all arrested, tried and convicted, yet this administration disrespects the hard work and efforts of the police, our courts and prison system and just let them go. Not comforting knowing that 90% off violent crimes are committed by re-offenders.
We Constitutional Conservatives want what most Americans want, i.e., maximum personal freedom and liberty. Equal opportunity for all… but no guarantees of equal results. We want peace and harmony, but understand that there are those Islamic Radicals who hate us for no other reason than who we are, thus we may have to fight those who seek to hurt or kill us.
But mostly we want our government to serve us and our country, not the other way around. We expect to be told the truth, not stonewalled and hide or cover-up the truth at every turn when scandals happen. Obama has said, with every major scandal since Fast and Furious that “I’m outraged and promise that we will get to the bottom of this and make those who caused the problem accountable and bring those who hurt or killed our people to justice.”
Go back and check… no one person held accountable for any of them… not one person brought to justice for Benghazi. That’s just gross negligence and failed leadership. Any CEO or president of any company in America would have been fired years ago. Now, a new wide-spread scandal with the VA Hospitals. Why should we tolerate such incompetence and gross negligence from our political leaders?
So before the name calling starts again I hope you’ll understand that we, as a country are in very serious financial trouble and this time around we need fiscal conservatives, from any party, to hopefully keep us from going over the financial cliff and bring back some sanity in spending. Yes, it will hurt for some us, but it’s better than all of us being subjected to a full collapse of our financial system. So when all the mud-slinging steps up, I hope you will focus on the candidates actual qualifications and not vote for the ‘personality’ or just because there is a D or an R behind the name.
Average American Bob
Will The GOP Will Take Control of the Senate and Keep the House?
I think Obama knows his Democrat controlled Senate is in trouble and I can’t see any way the Democrats take back control of the house, especially knowing that Nancy Pelosi would once again become Speaker. You know the one who gleefully said: “You’ll have to pass the bill to learn what’s in it” and “The best way to stimulate the economy is to extend the unemployment payments.”
However, with that said, we have all seen what extremes this president, administration and the Democrats, as a whole, are willing to say and do in order to win elections. As I have said many times they have the distinct advantage of being able to reach 70% of low-informed voters on a daily basis through a very compliant Main-Street Media (MSM). Whatever Obama says is the truth to them because they are never exposed to the outlets that call out the misinformation and lies. His falling trust numbers and lowering approval polls do tell you some people are getting the message… but is it enough? After all the lies that have recently been exposed with Obama Care and the new information on Benghazi, how can 38% to 40% of the people still support him? If they do know that he is lying and don’t care… what does that tell us about the moral character of our country?
You can be assured that there will be an army of union and ACORN-type people who will be out in full force in every district and state where the Democrats think they can influence the elections. I think you will see increased complaints on voter fraud, but as with Al Franken in MN and many other close races that all went to the Democrats; it will be too late when they discover the dual votes, votes cast by felons and other illegal votes. You note that it’s only the Democrats who won’t support picture IDs for voters. Why? Because they know there is a serious voter fraud issue in this country that greatly favors the Democrats. Then there is the tactic of running phony Independent 3rd Party candidates that take just enough votes to make sure the GOP, Conservative candidate lose as it did in the last Virginia State Governor’s race.
I think you will see one of the most intense re-direction campaigns ever in order to distract from the failing of Obama Care and the outcry as millions are hard hit with the losing of their current policies and having to pay hundreds more per month for their new coverage. My own son would have had to pay over $6,000 more for his healthcare insurance for his family with the doubling of his deductable. He’s one of those who will pay the fine and go without insurance this year. How ridiculous and sad is that? He is a 43 year old man with a young family who can’t afford to buy the government mandated insurance yet still has to pay a $700 to $800 fine just because he can’t comply.
Think about that for a moment; isn’t this tyranny and the loss of freedom? Who would have ever thought this could happen in America? As of this writing… over 8 million people have lost their healthcare insurance and only around 4 million have signed up for Obama Care. But here is the statistic that should bother everyone: The CBO said that the number of uninsured will not fall below 30 million people under Obama Care. Now we know many of those will be those middle-class families who have had their current insurance canceled and can’t afford Obama Care. I guess the poorer of us are more deserving than hard-working Americans.
I haven’t even talked about the longer waiting lines for treatment, the refusal of some treatments, the loss of your doctor, hospital and some drugs. I haven’t mentioned the shrinking networks and extra cost if you need medical treatment out of your network. This horrible legislation is creating a problem that is ten times more serious than the ones it was intended to correct. Now you see a coordinated campaign from over a half dozen of left news outlets spinning the message that there is no one being hurt by Obama Care and that it’s just a bunch of misinformation from the right. Unbelievable! And the lies just keep coming.
The first redirection attempt will be to get everyone focused on “the inequality of income.” This administration is the master of ‘divide and conquer’ mentality. You will see the narrative of rich vrs. poor repeated in over and over again all the way to November. You will hear how people working at minimum wage can’t live and raise a family on the current minimum wage. Sounds good, but when was the minimum wage ever meant to be enough to raise a family? Most us started out with minimum wage jobs and used them as our first stepping stone to advance up the economic ladder with hard work and the gaining of experience.
The diversions will be on more than one front. You will see another main distraction using immigration reform. You will see the big slander campaigns launched by a president and his pundits who know he has nothing to lose. Leading up to the November election you will see very ugly campaigns degrading, slandering and demeaning every Republican as racist, against Hispanics and other illegal immigrants. As they push for amnesty for 12 million illegal aliens, it will be disguised as something else using smoke and mirrors and the word ‘fair’ everywhere. If someone breaks into your home and demands that you provide them with a job, food, medical care and that you educate their children… do you invite them to stay or have them arrested?
Low-information voters will never hear about how giving amnesty to that many people will totally overwhelm our economy and worsen even further our unemployment problem costing citizens the loss of millions of more jobs.
Another area of distraction will be giving even more extensions for the unemployed. Progressives are very good at class warfare. They will label the Republicans as totally insensitive, uncaring, horrible people who would rather worry about a few billion dollars and stand by while “families lose everything” and “kids go hungry.” Most uninformed people will never hear about the damage that is done to individuals who adjust their standard of living to live on unemployment, and are no longer willing to go out and get a job or training as they lose their pride and self-esteem. This is just the administration’s way of buying more votes. Take from those who are working and give it to able-bodied people who just live on their unemployment and work part time under the table for the extra money they may need or want. I’m not implying that everyone on unemployment is doing this, but it’s human nature for many to take the path of least resistance. This administration is very willing as they know… who would vote against the hand that gives you free stuff?
The other big topic that will be used as a diversion will be climate change. That’s the one that will use mass fear tactics to whip up the hate war against the Right, who the left claims, want dirty water, dirty air and hates all living things. I’m going to dedicate an entire article on this, topic but for now let me say it straight… climate change is happening and it will continue to happen and we earthlings have little to do with it. It’s all about money! The politicians want to tax CO2 and get hundreds of millions from the environmentalist groups. It’s that simple! It’s one of the greatest hoaxes ever pushed on the American people. For the purposes of distraction, it’s a great topic because of the emotional aspect.
This group of Obama radicals have no respect for the truth and have absolutely or moral compass. It will be very ugly as we will see our country divided even more than it is now. But for Mr. Obama and the Progressives… The end justifies the means.
These radical liberals know how to play the game of offering anything to anyone, in order to buy their votes. They count on the selfishness of the “takers” who are way above the “truly needy” level. They will take all they can get from the Democrats, and show their appreciation by supporting them at the polls with no concern or caring that their free stuff is not really coming from the government, but instead out of the pockets of their fellow hard working Americans. Once again the MSM will not inform these people of the facts of the damage and danger the radical spending is doing to the country as a whole. They won’t point out to these under-informed voters that the reason why 20.3 million people are still unemployed, is because of Obama’s polices and regulations that have all but choked off and killed private sector job growth. (Note: 10.6 million unemployed is the ‘official’ number reported by the government. The ‘actual’ number is 20.3 million per the government http://www.usdebtclock.org/ )
They will never learn that Obama is all about helping the top 1%. They won’t be told that it’s actually Wall-Street, the big banks and the biggest of businesses are all doing very well under Obama’s policies and regulations. They will never learn that over 93% of the recovery money since 2009 has gone to the top 1% under Obama. (Don’t believe it? Just Google or Bing “93% of recovery wealth go to the top 1%”) They will not be told that it’s actually the middle class that is getting decimated, driving more and more of them below the poverty line. Even those who are holding on to their middle class status have watched their income drop by over $5,000 a year since 2008 under Obama while prices for almost everything keep going up. Most will see a drop of hundreds of dollars more per month in take-home pay just because of Obama Care crushing many more middle-class families. What you will continue to see is the greatest wealth redistribution in our history. Not from the wealth to the truly needy… but from the middle-class to those who simply have less.
My head tells me that we should see in November a stronger mandate than we saw in 2010, but my gut says watch out… these anti-Capitalist radicals have some very unsavory things up their sleeves. It’s hard to beat those who are willing to lie, cheat and steal and a compliant MSM that won’t expose them. You can stop this madness with your vote for Constitutional Conservatives next November. I pray that every Constitution-loving Patriot will get to the polls and vote.
Average American Bob
You would think that after six years, more people would wise up to how the Progressives use communication tricks to crush their opponents, in some cases making them look very stupid, while they deceive and manipulate those who follow them. Let me give you a very simple example.
During the contraception discussions, did you noticed that a new term was launched and is still being used currently, i.e., “War on Women!” When this happens, it becomes a coordinated effort to get out a blanket message that will disparage everyone and anyone who opposes their point of view.
In other words, if you disagree with having to pay for a women’s contraceptive products, you are labeled as someone who wants to restrict a women’s access to those products – which is obviously not true. But the greater damage is done by labeling you as someone who hates women, and is participating with everyone else who opposes paying for the products in what is now called a War on Women. Repeat this over and over and one would think that everyone who is conservative hates women. Not even close to being the truth. It’s a propaganda trick.
Let’s look at abortion. It’s obvious that per the Supreme Court, abortion under certain circumstances is legal since Roe VS Wade. But it’s also a law that Government funds are not supposed to be used to fund abortions. However, since Obama Care, we are seeing that government funds are indeed, through the mandates to insurance companies, paying for abortions. When those of faith stand up and say they don’t want their taxes to go for the funding of abortions either directly or indirectly, they are immediately labeled as radicals who are depriving women of their right to choose and are part of this ‘War on Women.’ This is very ugly and very dirty politics.
This tactic has been used over and over again ever since we were introduced to it by Mr. Obama and his team of radical social engineers. You will find the source of this tactic in the book, Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinskey. If you oppose spending billions on solar and wind energy by subsidizing companies, of which a high percentage are going bankrupt like Solyndra, you are never allowed to be seen as thoughtful or caring about our tax dollars. Instead, you are labeled as one of those who want dirty air and water. If you oppose the spending of hundreds of millions on a federal evening school meal program that should be handled, if needed, by the states, ‘you don’t care about kids.’
As Obama is building its dependency class of Americans, you will notice that he and his pundits will always point out the one person who is helped, as they tug on your emotional heart-strings, while never letting you hear about the fifty people who are financially crushed by the cost. Let’s look at one example you may be missing.
I have shown you clearly that the unemployment number being reported by the Government is bogus, as it does not take into account the millions of Americans who have had their unemployment expire and they have given up looking for work. As a reminder here is the site that gives you the accurate and true figures. www.usdebtclock.org
Look to the right column and see the number of people who are “actually” unemployed. Twice that of the ‘reported’ number or about 20 million people. That translates into a true unemployment figure of over 14%. Many of those people are in their late 40s to late 50s and have lost their health insurance with their jobs.
So now you are hearing from the administration how these people are being helped by Obama Care. However, without a job they can’t afford Obama care policies. So, even if they are given a 100% subsidy, while they may have healthcare insurance, most will not be able to pay the high deductibles or co-pays. They may have health insurance, but not the means to medical services. However, the ‘talking points’ won’t mention that. They will just tout how thousands of people, who didn’t have health insurance, now do so because of the wonderful program we call Obama Care. Notice as they give you the number of people who have received health insurance through Obama Care (most of those numbers are greatly exaggerated), they don’t mention the five times that number who have lost their healthcare insurance.
What you will never hear is that millions of working people will pay hundreds of dollars more each month for their health insurance, just in order to pay for those who are not working. My son is a victim of this merry-go-round. He saw his insurance go from $350.00 a month to over $900 a month and his deductable go from $3,000 to $6,000. Even though he makes good money as a middle class tech professional, he’s going without insurance this year but still will pay a fine, sorry, “tax” of over $900.
Obama and his followers don’t seem to care about people like my son or the millions like him. Voice your opposition to this practice and you are labeled as one who either hates people who are ‘down on their luck,’ or that you are just an insensitive horrible person. You will never hear about how the cost of Obama Care is soaring and how they are not getting the balance of healthier, younger people to sign up and pay the huge over-cost premiums to off-set the subsidies. They keep pouring on the talking points every day so you don’t think about the damage and politics behind postponing the company mandates.
You only have to ask the right questions to get the truth. If Obama Care is so good… why did so many Obama supporters apply for, and get exemptions?!! If it’s so good, why has Obama had to postpone many of the core policies of the law? Could it be because they don’t want it to become public yet how many more tens of millions of Americans will be hurt by the law until after the next election? If Obama Care is so good, why do you have to be forced to buy it?
You On The Receiving End Are Suckers Who Are Being Used! –
That’s correct! You may think this is good for you and in response adore the Obama policies and him personally because you think he cares so much about you. Sorry, but you would be very wrong! You are just the lucky recipient NOW… the few who are getting the subsidies right now.
Never forget, what the government gives you now, it can take away at any time. How long before another group of people will be more important to advance their agenda than you? How long before you will start to see your ‘free stuff’ go away. Need proof? Look at seniors. Obama took over 700 billion from Medicare to fund the first two years of Obama Care. What do you see happening to seniors? We are seeing our doctors leave practice or refusing to accept Medicare because their reimbursements are being cut so drastically. My own doctor is calling it quits this year; he’s done with the hassle. We are seeing our hospitals pulling out of Medicare networks. It’s rumored that we will lose our Advantage programs next year. Understand that this is the group, that through AARP, were catered to and given so many great low-cost programs to get their support. Now they are being thrown under the bus.
Understand something: as this group of Socialist and Marxist continues their attempt to expand the power of the executive branch, and test the limits of how much they can dictate by changing and/or ignoring passed laws, along with writing regulation through executive orders, the administration is paying very little of the cost for any of their programs, as evidenced by the amount of debt that they are racking up. Who’s going to pay back all that debt? Our kids, grandkids and even our great-grandkids? http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/just-explain-it/just-explain-long-payoff-u-debt-145729149.html
So where does this all lead? Through the manipulation… a divided nation. Racially, economically, gender, and even generationally. What is the reality of our increasing debt?
To understand the big picture let’s bring it back down to a personal example:
You decide you want to be president of your local Home Owners Association. To get support, you change the spending habits of the HOA. You increase spending until you are spending over 106% of the annual income, giving some members free stuff.
You offer those who are having a problem paying their mortgage a subsidy to help them out. You borrow the money. You give to those who can’t afford it, enough money to fully landscape their front yards and put a fresh coat of paint on their homes. You borrow the money. You step up the spending by giving all the kids in the neighborhood new bikes and scooters and for those neighbors who don’t have one… a second car. You borrow the money.
Everyone thinks you are just a great guy and everyone in surrounding neighborhoods are so envious of how wonderful the appearance of your neighborhood is and all the extras your home-owners have. But then a few years into your presidency, you discover that you can’t borrow any more money… you are cut off. So you raise the dues by 100%, 200% even 300% on those who are working and have good jobs. But you find that many can’t afford that and move from the neighborhood, leaving their homes empty. As a result, the debt grows even more rapidly from lost dues income. One day you realize that you can no longer pay your debts and finally go bankrupt, at which point everyone loses everything. Debt enslaves us all, and in the end if you can’t pay that debt, you lose everything you ever worked for.
Can’t happen in America? Think again. Mathematics don’t lie. You can take my example and apply it to your own life, any company, any organization and it all works the same way. Keep spending until you can’t afford to pay your lender back, and you go bankrupt. How many cities in our great nation have already gone bankrupt? How long before a state goes bankrupt?
Do you remember the famous lines from Titanic? “She’s unsinkable.” Then after she hit the iceberg her builder, after assessing the damage, said: “She has five compartments taking on water. Each will fill; flow over to the next until she sinks.” One of the other men said: “She can’t sink! She’s unsinkable”. The response was absolute: “She’s made of iron, Sir, and in a little over two hours all this will be at the bottom of the Atlantic… It’s a mathematical certainty.”
Use your common sense, don’t be manipulated by carefully designed propaganda and social engineering manipulation tactics. Stand up and let your elected officials know where you stand. And in November, do the only thing that can save our great Republic. Get rid of every irresponsible, self-serving person who voted for Obama Care, Card Check and Cap and Trade and replace them with fiscal conservatives from any party who will care enough to save us first financially.
The rest has to wait, as nothing is more important than getting our country’s financial house in order. It may mean walking back all the radical ecological policies for a while and exploit our energy sources to provide millions of new jobs. Build the Keystone Pipe-line, expand oil and natural gas drilling on federal lands.
It may mean stopping all the energy subsidies. It may mean not exporting any oil or refined gasoline until the cost of OUR gasoline at the pumps is below $2.00 a gallon. It may mean sacrificing a few fish in the CA northern valleys while we start producing an abundance of food to bring down food prices.
It may mean lowering taxes for both companies and individuals, so that companies will have the incentive to grow and hire, and for individuals to start businesses and put more spendable dollars in the pockets of average Americans. And yes, it may mean that some of you who are receivers may need to do everything and anything you can to get off the dole and back to work being productive. If we don’t… if you don’t… we will all lose in the end and our kids and grandkids will not have the opportunity to realize their dreams in a healthy capitalistic free-enterprise system.
I welcome your comments.
Average American Bob
What Kind Of America Do You Want to Live In?
by Average American Bob
We are at the cross-roads my fellow Americans. Over the last two decades the battle between Liberalism and Conservatism has escalated into a full-fledged, no holds barred fight for power and control. And make no mistake; both major parties have core values and broad plans to gain and/or retain power. The major difference is that Liberals/Progressives use their power to control the masses by increasing the size of government with growing an ever-increasing number of people who are dependent on government, who will most always vote for those who will promise to continue the dependency programs.
The Conservatives also have core values and a plan to retain power but do not have an agenda to ‘control’ the populist. They want to start returning to the idea of maximum personal freedom, liberty and choices. They want everyone to have equal opportunity, so that every citizen can live their life the way they want and pursue their idea ‘happiness,’ as stated in the Declaration of Independence. They believe in the Constitution, as written by our founders, as the governing laws of our great Republic.
It demands that in exchange for a level of personal freedom, not found in any other country in the world. It asks that we be self-reliant, do our best to provide for ourselves and demonstrate personal responsibility by making good decisions, working hard and climb the ladder of success to whatever economic level you desire or your ambition, talent and skill will allow. This is provided through equal opportunity with no guarantee of equal results.
We have a civic obligation to provide for ourselves and families, obey our laws and contribute to our society through taxes for our police, fire fighters, military and care of common use parks, streets, buildings, etc. Nowhere in our great Constitution does it allow the government to take money, in the form of taxes or fees, and give it to someone else because they, the government have determined that the recipient is somehow more deserving of that money.
This is not about Democrats and Republicans anymore. This is about far-left Liberals/Progressives who believe that the government should have the power to force people to pay for the livelihood of those who have less, while taking a good percentage for themselves, as all social programs need more and more government for administration, oversight and forced compliance. In order for the Liberals/Progressives to be successful, they need two groups of people:
1) those who work hard, take risk, sacrifice, strive for success and fulfill their idea of the American Dream by earning achieving much more than the Average person, and
2) They also need another group… those who can’t or won’t.
For anyone who has read the Decoration of Independence and the United States Constitution, you already know which political ideology those great documents were written to support and which ideology it was written to protect you from.
You would think that, during a child’s journey through their K-12 education, teachers would engrain in students an accurate understanding of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and its Amendments. If they did, we would not be at the cross-roads we are today. But the truth is that within human beings there are and always will be those who are filled hate, greed, envy and those who desire power who are willing to exploit those people for their own gain.
The Story of Three Americans, Tom, Robert and Harry –
All lived in the same area, went to the same schools, all came from lower income, poorer families. Tom paid attention in school, studied hard and got good grades. With the help of scholarships from colleges, civic clubs and other sources, he went to a two-year college, then transferred to a four-year University and got his degree in business. He worked part-time to help pay his education cost. After graduation he was offered a job at a major corporation and worked his way up to middle management and a six-digit income. He got married, had two kids, bought a home and for him… was living the American Dream. He didn’t live above his means; he saved his entire life for retirement and finally did retire in a home that was paid for and close to his children and grandchildren.
Robert was a bit of a ‘goof-ball.’ Didn’t pay attention in class and subsequently got Cs even a couple of Ds… except during football season where he maintained straight “A’s” while he was on the team. During his junior year of high school his mother got very sick and felt, because his dad didn’t make very much, that he needed to help. Yes they had a very small house, his dad never paid more than $300.00 for any car he bought and most of his clothes were hand-downs from his cousin. But they were a very happy family. When they did go out to dinner, which might be once a month, it was a real treat. They didn’t take vacations, but they took weekend camping trips once and a while, and he and his dad enjoyed fishing off the local piers. So when the bills were mounting up Robert decided to quite high school and go to work to help out. He took a minimum wage job at a local newspaper as a ‘fly-boy,’ the one who used to take the bundles of newspapers off the end of the press.
A year later he joined the military where he was offered the opportunity to get his GED high school equivalency. He learned discipline, team-work and leadership skills. Robert also learned that with hard work and doing his job better than others he would be promoted ahead of other soldiers. He earned the rank of E-5 Sergeant in just 30 months, for which he good great pride.
As much as he liked military life he decided to go back to being a civilian. But with little work history and the economy not doing so well, he ended up taking a job at a gas station, but always keeping eyes and ears open for the opportunity of a better paying job. Six months later he found an opening at an oil refinery where he got enough of a raise in income he could afford a new car, get married and have his first child. Two years later he found a job delivering bottled water where he learned to ‘sell.’
The increase in pay allowed him to buy their first new home. Three years later he got his big break being hired by the phone company to sell advertising. He did well, worked his way into management and after 7 years had the confidence to go out on his own and build a personal business in professional speaking and business training which gave him a very good six-digit income that was even more than Tom earned. But Robert had to sacrifice much more. When he started his business he worked many days late into the night. As his business grew, his career choice meant that he had to travel extensively taking him away from his family for up to 40% during a typical year. With other decisions he made concerning spending and investing, he too retired near his kids and grandkids but his home was not paid for and with a down-turn in the market he decided to keep working a couple of months a year to maintain his life style.
Neither Tom nor Robert ever expected or took any government assistance or anything from anyone. It was THEIR responsibility to make their own choices and live their lives the way the chose. It’s obvious that while Robert and Tom made very different decisions in their lives, they both reached their goals.Robert had a higher lifestyle during his working years, but at great personal sacrifice. And because he didn’t plan as well as Tom and made poor investment choices, he ended up with a lower lifestyle for retirement. Both had the same opportunities and the results were because of free choices. That’s living the American Dream for both men.
Then there was Harry. Harry didn’t like school so he seldom did homework, opting to go play whatever sport of the season with his buddies at the park. He started getting into trouble in his early teens, nothing too serious. He dropped out of high school and took a job in an auto mechanics shop. He hated getting up every morning and was often late. As a result, he was fired within13-15 months. He applied for and got unemployment. Was only about half of what he was getting but he could live on it. He stayed with friends, ate junk food… but he didn’t have to get up every day to go work.
As his unemployment was coming to an end, he started to think about where he could get a job. But then the Government extended his unemployment and he was pleased that he would not have to go through the work search yet. He then learned he could get food stamps and housing assistance (he laughed many times when he thought about getting money for so long without working). So when the unemployment finally stopped after almost two years he started doing jobs under the table.
He got his girlfriend pregnant and when the baby was born she started getting all kinds of assistance from local and the federal governments. His girlfriend was also able-bodied but she didn’t want to work either. Her new baby provided a convenient excuse not to work, and the government gave her the means in the form of welfare not to work.
Harry found that there were many women who wanted to have babies so they could collect government money. Some even agreed to give him some of the money they got for the babies he fathered. Of course none of the women would tell anyone that he was the father, so he never was forced to pay child support. He most certainly was not going to admit anything. The government was giving out the money like a winning slot machine.
The fun part was that he heard politicians who told the world that people like him and his girlfriends never had a chance, they didn’t have the same opportunities, that he was a victim of the system and that he should hate those who were rich and making six-digit incomes. The government was up to over thirty programs where he could get money or assistance.
And you can be sure that he voted for every politician who promised him more and more free money and other stuff like cell phones. He would vote against any politician that stated that he should be self-reliant and exercise personal responsibility and go to work every day. Why? His government funded life-style lets him live as good as many who were working. If he took a minimum wage job he would take a cut in pay.
Harry knew that even though his money and assistance came from the government it was really coming from his fellow Americans who strived to be successful and he simply didn’t care. Life was good… he didn’t have to get up and go work… he just hung out with his buddies and visited his girlfriends. He even had enough money that he could go to the movies, buy beer, cigarettes and even a few drugs here and there. He even had a big flat-screen TV to watch sports and movies. Some of his friends on welfare even took nice vacations.
Every once in a while he would wonder why all those hard-working people would make such a commitment to being successful when the government was stealing so much of their hard-earned income to give to people like him. What suckers! At times he would feel ashamed. His sense of self-worth was little but, “whatever!” The only positive he could muster was that he was giving those rich people, who felt guilty about people like him, a sense of superiority and he, in this strange way, could stroke their morality and help them feel good about themselves.
The Methods and Techniques of Social Engineering and Propaganda Used to Advance a Socialistic/Marxist Agenda
Make no mistake, the Liberals/Progressives have been introducing socialist programs for over a hundred years. Social Security, Medicare, the Senior Drug Program and most recently the Affordable Healthcare Act, also known as “Obama Care.”
Government-run programs have a history of going broke. The end result is they constantly have to be modified, and in turn, require government to take more from hard working Americans and payout less to program recipients. But it’s the methodology that is used to slowly and methodically introduce these programs and grow the power of a centralized government that can and will take more and more of your freedom and liberty away in the names of ‘Fairness’ and ‘Equality’. You will hear phrases such as, “It’s the right thing to do” – “we have a moral obligation” or “for the greater good.” Think about that for a moment. Who’s ‘right thing to do’? Who’s morality? What greater good? When did we the people or the Constitution give the power to the federal government to decide morality for all of us?
In a free society there will always be those who are rich, those who are poor and those in the middle. When did being poor become something unacceptable? I, and many others who have come from poor homes, have been able to use our ambition, desire to have more, and the willingness to work hard in order to move up the economic ladder. Yes, it takes sometimes many years, but that’s the price of success.
You probably already guessed that Robert’s story above is very close to my own. There is a distinct difference between “the truly needy” and poor people. And the only motivation of the left to take from the middle class to give the working poor, is to buy votes without caring if they kill ambition, take away pride and a person’s sense of worth.
As the battle continues, understand this, conservatives are as compassionate and charitable as some liberals and, according to polls, more than most.
It’s the motivation that has to be examined –
We all understand that we have to help the truly needy, those who CAN’T or are UNABLE to help themselves with the basic needs of housing, clothes, food, clean water and healthcare. In those cases there are thousands of private resources, churches and organizations that do the most effective jobs at helping those people. If our Government wants to help those truly needy people, give more to those organizations in the form of grants. As far as helping the poor… stop giving them free stuff and money.
I’m all for training programs and child-care assistance that help people get back into the work force where they can be productive, tax-paying citizens (doesn’t matter how little), where they can recapture their sense of self-worth, pride and the pride of accomplishment. That’s what the Welfare Reform Act of 1996 accomplished as it offered the training and work requirements that got people off the welfare roles in three years. So why did Obama strip that Act of the key requirements in favor of more money and no requirements in the first so-called ‘Stimulus’ program? (Here is a three-minute video that verifies this statement)
So does this far-left Liberal President really want to help the truly needy and poor? I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and say yes… but only as a second thought. Every decision this administration makes is first political. It has been his strategy from January of 2009 to get as many people as possible dependent on government. The ultimate goal is to have more recipients than providers. I’ll use my same analogy that I always use in explaining this phenomenon: If you take from Peter and give to Paul… you will always have the support of Paul. If you can get to point where you have more Pauls than Peters… you have bought enough votes to stay in power forever because all those Pauls will never vote to receive less.
That’s why we are at the crossroads. This administration has been successful in giving those “who have less,” more than any other administration before them. They have not given a second thought as to the cost. Just spend, spend and spend some more. Don’t worry about passing regulation and the healthcare act which kills jobs… because that just drives more people into dependency. This president has done nothing to promote job growth and won’t. His constant statements about being for the middle class are lies.
After Fast and Furious, the IRS and NSA scandals and the most obvious, Benghazi, you now know that Mr. Obama is willing to lie to you and anyone to advance his agenda. Did he not promise that those making under $250,000 would not pay one more dime in taxes? Well with Obama Care we are all paying for dozens of new taxes imbedded within the law. And that’s just what is within the new law. Many other tax hikes have been imposed on business through new regulations.
If you have any doubts that you are being lied to, then just look at all the lies that were spewed by Mr. Obama and his pundits’ daily leading up to the passage of the ACA. You could keep your healthcare plan, your doctor or healthcare facility being the biggest ones.
All you have to do is use your common sense to understand that everything the progressives do is to advance an agenda that requires a larger government that has the power to control the populist… not serve them. The conservatives want a government that is small and serves the people within the confines of the Constitution, giving maximum freedom to the individual.
Don’t ever believe that conservatives don’t want equal opportunity – we do! We just don’t believe in taking money from those who work so hard to be successful to guarantee equal results.
Your choice is simple. Do you want a government so big and powerful that can dictate to you how much of your hard-earned money you will keep and how you will live your life? Or, do you want a government that is subservient to the people, and allows you maximum freedom by letting you strive to whatever success is for you, and allow you to keep more of your own money and live your life the way you want?
I welcome your comments.
Average American Bob
Subject:Letter By Laura Hollis Of Notre Dame
This comes from Notre Dame. What a powerful and true letter by Associate Law Professor Laura Hollis of Notre Dame.
A MUST read if you care about your country, your health and your future.
The unveiling of the dictatorial debacle that is Obamacare absolutely flabbergasts me. It is stunning on so many levels, but the most shocking aspect of it for me is watching millions of free Americans stand idly by while this man, his minions in Congress and his cheerleaders in the press systematically dismantle our Constitution, steal our money, and crush our freedoms.
The President, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid (with no small help from Justice John Roberts) take away our health care – and we allow it. They take away our insurance – and we allow it. They take away our doctors – and we allow it. They charge us thousands of dollars more a year – and we allow it. They make legal products illegal – and we allow it. They cripple our businesses – and we allow it. They announce by fiat that we must ignore our most deeply held beliefs – and we allow it.
Where is your spine, America?
Yes, I know people are complaining. I read the news on the internet. I read blogs. I have a Twitter feed. So what? People in the Soviet Union complained. People in Cuba complain. People in China complain (quietly). Complaining isn’t the same thing as doing anything about it. In fact, much of the complaining that we hear sounds like resignation: Wow. This sucks. Oh well, this is the way things are. Too bad.
Perhaps you need reminding of a few important facts. Here goes:
1. The President is not a king. Barack Obama does not behave like a President, an elected official, someone who realizes that he works for us. He behaves like a king, a dictator – someone who believes that his own pronouncements have the force of law and who thinks he can dispense with the law’s enforcement when he deigns to do so. And those of us who object? How dare we? Racists!
And while he moves steadily “forward” with his plans to “fundamentally transform” the greatest country in human history, he distracts people with cheap, meaningless trivialities, like “free birth control pills”! In fact, let’s face it: this administration’s odd obsession with sex in general – Birth control! Abortion! Sterilization! Gay guys who play basketball! – is just plain weird. Since when did the leader of the free world care so much about how people have sex, who they have it with and what meds they use when they have it? Does he have nothing more important to concern himself with?
2. It isn’t just a failed software program; it is a failed philosophy. People are marveling that Healthcare.gov was such a spectacular failure. Well, if one is only interested in it as a product launch, I’ve explained some of the reasons for that here. But the larger point is that it isn’t a software failure or even a product failure; it is a philosophy failure.
I have said this before: Obama is not a centrist; he is a central planner. And this – all of it: the disastrous computer program, the hundreds of millions of dollars wasted, the lies, the manipulation of public opinion, the theft of the public’s money and property and freedom (read insurance, and premiums, and doctors) – IS what central planning looks like.
The central premise of central planning is that a handful of wunderkinds with your best interests at heart (yeah, right) know better than you what’s good for you. The failure of such a premise and the misery it causes have been clear from the dawn of humanity. Kings and congressmen, dictators and Dear Leaders, potentates, princes and presidents can all fall prey to the same imperial impulses: “we know what is good the ‘the people.’
And they are always wrong.
There is a reason that the only times communism has really been tried have been after wars, revolutions or coups d’état. You have to have complete chaos for people to be willing to accept the garbage that centralized planning produces. Take the Soviet Union for example. After two wars, famine and the collapse of the Romanov dynasty why wouldn’t people wait in line for hours to buy size 10 shoes? Or settle for the gray matter that passed for meat in the grocery stores?
But communism’s watered-down cousin, socialism, isn’t much better. Ask the Venezuelans who cannot get toilet paper. Toilet paper. Viva la Revolución!
Contrary to what so many who believe in a “living Constitution” say, the Founding Fathers absolutely understood this. That is why the Constitution was set up to limit government power. (Memo to the President: the drafters of the Constitution deliberately didn’t say “what government had to do on your behalf.”) They understood that that was the path to folly, fear, and famine.)
3. Obama is deceitful. Just as the collapse of the computer program should not surprise anyone, neither should we be shocked that the President lied about his healthcare plan. Have any of you been paying attention over the past few years? Obama has made no secret of his motivations or his methods. The philosophies which inspire him espouse deceit and other vicious tactics. (Don’t take my word for it: read Saul Alinsky.)Obama infamously told reporter Richard Wolffe, “You know, I actually believe my own bullshit.” He has refused to be forthcoming about his past (where are his academic records?). His own pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, told author Ed Klein, that Obama said to him, “You know what your problem is? You have to tell the truth.”
Did Obama lie when he said dozens of times, “If you like you plan, you can keep it. Period!”? Of course he did. That’s what he does.
4. The media is responsible. And had the media been doing their jobs, we would have known a lot of this much, much earlier.
The press is charged with the sacred responsibility of protecting the people from the excesses of government. Our press has been complicit, incompetent, or corrupt. Had they vetted this man in 2008, as they would have a Republican candidate, we would have known far more about him than we do, even now. Had they pressed for more details about Obamacare, Congress’ feet would have been held to the fire. Had they done their jobs about Eric Holder, Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the IRS scandal, NSA spying – or any of the other myriad betrayals of the public trust that this administration has committed, Obama would likely have lost his 2012 reelection campaign. (A fact that even The Washington Posthas tacitly acknowledged. Well done, fellas! Happy now?)
Instead, they turned a blind eye, even when they knew he was lying, abusing power, disregarding the limits of the Constitution.It was only when he began to spy on them and when the lies were so blatant that the lowest of low-information voters could figure it out that they realized they had to report on it. (Even in the face of blatant, deliberate and repeated lies, The New York Times has the audacity to tell us that the President “misspoke.”) They have betrayed us, abandoned us and deceived us.
5. Ted Cruz was right. So was Sarah Palin. The computer program is a disaster. The insurance exchanges are a disaster. What’s left? The healthcare system itself. And this, of necessity, will be a disaster, too.
Millions of people have lost their individual insurance plans. In 2015, millions more will lose their employer-provided coverage (a fact which the Obama administration also knew, and admitted elsewhere).
The exorbitant additional costs that Obamacare has foisted on unsuspecting Americans are all part of a plan of wealth confiscation and redistribution. That is bad enough. But it will not end there.
When the numbers of people into the system and the corresponding demand for care vastly exceed the cost projections (and they will, make no mistake), then the rationing will start. Not only choice at that point, but quality and care itself will go down the tubes. And then will come the decisions made by the Independent Payment Advisory Board about what care will be covered (read “paid for”) and what will not.
That’s just a death panel, put politely. In fact, progressives are already greasing the wheels for acceptance of that miserable reality as well. They’re spreading the lie that it will be about the ability of the dying to refuse unwanted or unhelpful care. Don’t fall for that one, either. It will be about the deaths that inevitably result from decisions made by people other than the patients, their families, and their physicians. (Perhaps it’s helpful to think of their assurances this way: “If you like your end-of-life care, you can keep your end-of-life-care.”)
6. We are not SUBJECTS. (or, Nice Try, the Tea Party Isn’t Going Away). We have tolerated these incursions into our lives and livelihoods too long already. There is no end to the insatiable demand “progressives” have to remake us in their image. Today it is our insurance, our businesses, our doctors, our health care. Tomorrow some new crusade will be announced that enables them to take over other aspects of our formerly free lives.
I will say it again: WE ARE NOT SUBJECTS. Not only is the Tea Party right on the fiscal issues, but it appears that they are more relevant than ever. We fought a war once to prove we did not want to be the subjects of a king and the Boston Tea Party was just a taste of the larger conflict to come. If some people missed that lesson in history class we can give them a refresher.
The 2014 elections are a good place to start. Call your representative, your senator, your candidate and tell them: “We are not subjects. You work for us. And if the word “REPEAL” isn’t front and center in your campaign, we won’t vote for you. Period.”
Laura Hollis is an attorney and teaches entrepreneurship and business law at the University of Notre Dame.
WAKE UP AMERICA!!!
In writing this post, I realize that I will ruffle a lot of feathers. But that is OK with me. There is primarily two major competing world views held by people, i.e., a biblical worldview (which relies on absolutes laid out in the bible by God who “changes not,” i.e., immutable) and a progressive/secular view (which determines right or wrong in their own mind – which is relative morality). I adhere to the biblical worldview.
I will not hold back from proclaiming biblical truth simply because someone claims what I write is offensive (which is nothing more than a deceptive and cheap way to marginalize, be dismissive, and avoid personal responsibility for their actions).
Many claim themselves to be a Christian and a Democrat. If you claim that, you are either deceived (lying to yourself) or ignorant. There’s an old saying,
“Just because the mouse is in the cookie jar, doesn’t make him a cookie.”
Likewise, just because you claim yourself to be a Christian, doesn’t make you one. A christian is a Christ follower and one that adheres to scripture and is obedient to the word of God.
The Democratic party openly promotes and supports moral issues that are in contradiction of scripture, specifically in the areas of homosexuality, same-sex marriage, abortion.
For the Christian, the Bible is the final authority for both belief and behavior. If we deny God’s truths, we call him a liar.
1 John 2:4 “The man who says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him.”
1 John 1:6 “If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth.”
While we may differ on the role government plays in our life in regard to social, political, economic, etc. (as pushed by Democrats and Republicans), as Christians who believe in God’s word and call Christ their Savior, there should be no conflict. We both should see what is written in the Bible as the inerrant word of God. What God commands us to do, we must follow. What he calls sin or commands us not to do, we must obey.
If we claim that Christ is our Savior and Lord, and yet vote in people who knowingly promote agendas and laws that are in direct violation of scripture, we place ourselves in battle against God himself.
Let me first provide you insight on what the bible says about these issues:
Biblical View of Homosexuality
Homosexuality is condemned in Scripture. The Apostle Paul, writing by inspiration of the Holy Spirit, declares that homosexuality “shall not inherit the kingdom of God” (I Corinthians 6:9; 10). Now Paul does not single out the homosexual as a special offender. He includes fornicators, idolators, adulterers, thieves, covetous persons, drunkards, revilers and extortioners. And then he adds the comment that some of the Christians at Corinth had been delivered from these very practices: “And such were some of you: But ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the spirit of our God” (I Corinthians 6:11). All of the sins mentioned in this passage are condemned by God, but just as there was hope in Christ for the Corinthians, so is there hope for all of us.
Homosexuality is an illicit lust forbidden by God. He said to His people Israel, “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination” (Leviticus 18:22). “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them” (Leviticus 20:13). In these passages homosexuality is condemned as a prime example of sin, a sexual perversion. The Christian can neither alter God’s viewpoint nor depart from it.
In the Bible sodomy is a synonym for homosexuality. God spoke plainly on the matter when He said, “There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel” (Deuteronomy 23:17). The whore and the sodomite are in the same category. A sodomite was not an inhabitant of Sodom nor a descendant of an inhabitant of Sodom, but a man who had given himself to homosexuality, the perverted and unnatural vice for which Sodom was known. Let us look at the passages in question:
But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house around, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:
And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? Bring them out unto us, that we may know them.
And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him, And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.
Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof. (Genesis 19:4-8)
The Hebrew word for “know” in verse 5 is yada`, a sexual term. It is used frequently to denote sexual intercourse (Genesis 4:1, 17, 25; Matthew 1:24, 25). The message in the context of Genesis 19 is clear. Lot pled with the men to “do not so wickedly.” Homosexuality is wickedness and must be recognized as such else there is no hope for the homosexual who is asking for help to be extricated from his perverted way of life.
The New Testament also addresses the issue of homosexuality: Romans 1:24-27; I Timothy 1:10 and Jude 7. If one takes these Scriptures seriously, homosexuality will be recognized as an evil. The Romans passage is unmistakably clear. Paul attributes the moral depravity of men and women to their rejection of “the truth of God” (1:25). They refused “to retain God in their knowledge” (1:28), thereby dethroning God and deifying themselves. The Old Testament had clearly condemned homosexuality but in Paul’s day there were those persons who rejected its teaching. Because of their rejection of God’s commands He punished their sin by delivering them over to it.
The philosophy of substituting God’s Word with one’s own reasoning commenced with Satan. He introduced it at the outset of the human race by suggesting to Eve that she ignore God’s orders, assuring her that in so doing she would become like God with the power to discern good and evil (Genesis 3:1-5). That was Satan’s big lie. Paul said that when any person rejects God’s truth, his mind becomes “reprobate,” meaning perverted, void of sound judgment. The perverted mind, having rejected God’s truth, is not capable of discerning good and evil.
In Romans 1:26-31 twenty-three punishable sins are listed with homosexuality leading the list. Paul wrote, “For this cause God gave them up into vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet” (Romans 1:26, 27). These verses are telling us that homosexuals suffer in their body and personality the inevitable consequences of their wrong doing. Notice that the behaviour of the homosexual is described as a “vile affection” (1:26). The Greek word translated “vile” (atimia) means filthy, dirty, evil, dishonourable. The word “affection” in Greek is pathos, used by the Greeks of either a good or bad desire. Here in the context of Romans it is used in a bad sense. The “vile affection” is a degrading passion, a shameful lust. Both the desire (lusting after) and the act of homosexuality are condemned in the Bible as sin.
Biblical View of Marriage
In the Bible, marriage is a divinely ordered institution designed to form a permanent union between one man and one woman for one purpose (among others) of procreating or propagating the human race. That was God’s order in the first of such unions (Genesis 1:27, 28; 2:24; Matthew 19:5). If, in His original creation of humans, God had created two persons of the same sex, there would not be a human race in existence today. The whole idea of two persons of the same sex marrying is absurd, unsound, ridiculously unreasonable, stupid. A clergyman might bless a homosexual marriage but God won’t.
The New Testament has much more to say about marriage, which has yet even a deeper spiritual meaning of Christ, the groom, and his bride, the church.
Democrats View (taken from the national web site: http://www.democrats.org)
> Enacting the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which includes measures prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity;
> Repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in a sensible way that strengthens our armed forces and our national security;
> Ensuring civil unions and equal federal rights for LGBT couples, as well as fully repealing the Defense of Marriage Act;
Democrats equate homosexuality, bisexual, transsexual/transgender, lesbian and gay behavior to race and/or gender. They love to re-label sinful behavior as a civil rights issue. The Bible calls this behavior sin, and such behavior is made by an individual as a result of personal choice, not birth. To claim that one is born that way (such as in the case of race/gender), and therefore claim they have no choice and that they are only being what they truly are, is a lie and contradicts scripture. It is nothing more than a convenient excuse and justification for aberrant behavior.
The truth is everyone is born with a sinful nature. We choose or choose not to sin, whether that be lying, stealing, murdering, sexual immorality, and more. We cannot call that which God calls sin, not sin. And even more, as Christians, we should not support those parties or people who knowingly embrace, support, and promote behavior that God calls sin.
Clearly, the Democrat position violates scripture in these areas.
The numbers are staggering. Nearly 1,000,000 babies are aborted in the U.S. each year! This is nothing short of mass murder.
Liberals love to scream “save our forests,” or “save the whales,” but have no problem taking the life of an unborn child. A wounded American eagle was found recently in Maryland and rushed to emergency treatment. However, it died and a $5,000 reward was offered for the arrest of whoever injured it. It is illegal to ship a pregnant lobster: it’s a $1,000 fine. In the State of Massachusetts there is an anti-cruelty law that makes it illegal to award a goldfish as a prize. Why? This is what it says, “To protect the tendency to dull humanitarian feelings and to corrupt morals of those who abuse them.” The same people that want to save the goldfish are leading the parade, usually, to kill the babies.
In some metropolitan hospitals, in the major cities of our nation, abortions far outnumber live births. Planned Parenthood has gone so far as to say, “This is nothing more than a means of preventing disease; pregnancy being noted as a disease.” If you think that sounds farfetched, I will remind you of a paper by Dr. Willard Kates, from the Planned Parenthood Physicians Association. The title of the paper is, “Abortion as treatment for unwanted pregnancy: The second sexually transmitted disease.”
Pregnancy then is seen by Planned Parenthood as a sexually transmitted disease that needs to be cured by abortion. Planned Parenthood has somewhere approaching 1,000 abortion clinics doing somewhere approaching 75,000 murders a year, and are receiving millions of dollars of support from the U. S. Government and the United Way, and other agencies like that. Our nation, and other nations in the world are frankly wiping out an entire generation of human beings in mass infanticide.
The official party platform of the Republicans opposes abortion and considers unborn children to have an inherent right to life (this is in line with the Bible).
The Democratic Party platform considers abortion to be a woman’s right. If she doesn’t want to have a child, she simple chooses to get an abortion. This is like equating the issue of life/death to be as trivial as choosing which color to wear today.
The primary point of conflict in the entire abortion debate is the question of when life begins. If indeed life begins in the womb, then no one could disagree that the fetus (latin for `little one’) is a human being, and is subject to the rights (God’s laws concerning humanity) which befit a human being. First, the Bible establishes that God recognizes a person even before he or she is born. “Before I was born the Lord called me” (Isaiah 49:1).
Exodus 21:22-23 describes a situation in which a man hits a pregnant woman and causes her to give birth prematurely. If there is “no serious injury,” the man is required to pay a fine, but if there is “serious injury,” either to the mother or the child, then the man is guilty of murder and subject to the penalty of death. This command, in itself, legitimizes the humanity of the unborn child, and places the child on a level equal that of the adult male who caused the miscarriage.
Scriptural support abounds for the humanity of the unborn child. “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made . . . your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be” (Ps 139: 13-16). The Bible, in fact, uses the same Greek word to describe the unborn John the Baptist (Luke 1:41,44), the newborn baby Jesus (Luke 2:12,16), and the young children who were brought to Jesus for his blessing (Luke 18:15).
Perhaps the most stark Biblical revelation of the humanity of the unborn comes in Jeremiah 20, during Jeremiah’s cry of woe in which he laments that he wishes he had never been born, “Cursed be the man who brought my father the news, who made him very glad, saying ‘A child is born to you – a son!’ . . . For he did not kill me in the womb with my mother as my grave” (Jeremiah 20:15-17).
In the aforementioned verses, and in countless other verses, the Bible does indeed establish that an unborn child is just as much a human in God’s eyes as we ourselves are. This indicates that the command “Thou Shall not Murder” (Exodus 20:13) certainly applies to the unborn as well as the already born. Thus, when we read Genesis 9:6, the full realization of what it means to murder comes in to focus, “Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made man.” Murder is an abomination in the sight of God because it is the unauthorized killing of a being made in His own image, and a blurring of the creator/creature distinction (cf. Romans 1).
Clearly, once again Democrats position on abortion runs counter to scripture!
In all these issues, Democrats worldview is in contradiction to the Bible. This secular worldview colors, taints, affects, distorts and determines how Democrats view other non-spiritual issues, such as: immigration, environmental, science, energy and civil rights, etc.
Regardless of political party, for a Christian to elect people who knowingly embrace, support, and promote behavior and actions that God calls sin, it is a direct violation of revealed scripture. The wise and prudent Christian should ask themselves if their obedience is to a political party, or to the word of God.
Humans originally existed as members of small bands of nomadic hunters/gatherers. They lived on deer in the mountains during the summer and would go to the coast and live on fish and lobster in the winter.
The two most important events in all of history were the invention of beer and the invention of the wheel.The wheel was invented to get man to the beer. These were the foundations of modern civilization and together were the catalyst for the splitting of humanity into two distinct subgroups:
1 . Liberals
Once beer was discovered, it required grain and that was the beginning of agriculture. Neither the glass bottle nor aluminum can were invented yet, so while our early humans were sitting around waiting for them to be invented, they just stayed close to the brewery. That’s how villages were formed.
Some men spent their days tracking and killing animals to BBQ at night while they were drinking beer. This was the beginning of what is known as the Conservative movement…
Other men who were weaker and less skilled at hunting learned to live off the conservatives by showing up for the nightly BBQ’s and doing the sewing, fetching, and hair dressing.This was the beginning of the Liberal movement. Some of these liberal men eventually evolved into women. They became known as girlie-men. Some note worthy liberal achievements include the domestication of cats, the invention of group therapy, group hugs, and the concept of Democratic voting to decide how to divide the meat and beer that conservatives provided.
Over the years conservatives came to be symbolized by the largest, most powerful land animal on earth, the elephant. Liberals are symbolized by the jackass for obvious reasons.
Modern liberals like imported beer (with lime added), but most prefer white wine or imported bottled water. They eat raw fish but like their beef well done. Sushi, tofu, and French food are standard liberal fare. Another interesting evolutionary side note: most of their women have higher testosterone levels than their men. Most social workers, personal injury attorneys, journalists, dreamers in Hollywood and group therapists are liberals. Liberals invented the designated hitter rule because it wasn’t fair to make the pitcher also bat.
Conservatives drink domestic beer, mostly Bud or Miller. They eat red meat and still provide for their women. Conservatives are big game hunters, rodeo cowboys, lumberjacks, construction workers, firemen, medical doctors, police officers, engineers, corporate executives, athletes, members of the military, airline pilots and generally anyone who works productively. Conservatives who own companies hire other conservatives who want to work for a living.
Liberals produce little or nothing. They like to govern the producers and decide what to do with the production. Liberals believe Europeans are more enlightened than Americans. That is why most of the liberals remained in Europe when conservatives were coming to America. They crept in after the Wild West was tamed and created a business of trying to get more for nothing.
Here ends today’s lesson in world history:
It should be noted that a Liberal may have a momentary urge to angrily respond to the above before sharing this.
A Conservative will simply laugh and be so convinced of the absolute truth of this history that it will be liked and shared immediately with other true believers and to more liberals just to piss them off.
And there you have it. Let your next action reveal your true self…..I’m going to have another beer.
I’m sick and tired of listening to liberal lemmings exclaim that President Obama is a Christian. I guess it’s not surprising. Many of them have deceived themselves into believing he’s a great president, too. He is neither. He is a devil in disguise. No president in our history has been more determined to eradicate Christianity from our society than Obama.
Article by David Barton – 12/20/2013
1. Acts of hostility toward people of Biblical faith:
- June 2013 – The Obama Department of Justice defunds a Young Marines chapter in Louisiana because their oath mentioned God, and another youth program because it permits a voluntary student-led prayer. 
- February 2013 – The Obama Administration announces that the rights of religious conscience for individuals will not be protected under the Affordable Care Act. 
- January 2013 – Pastor Louie Giglio is pressured to remove himself from praying at the inauguration after it is discovered he once preached a sermon supporting the Biblical definition of marriage. 
- February 2012 – The Obama administration forgives student loans in exchange for public service, but announces it will no longer forgive student loans if the public service is related to religion. 
- January 2012 – The Obama administration argues that the First Amendment provides no protection for churches and synagogues in hiring their pastors and rabbis. 
- December 2011 – The Obama administration denigrates other countries’ religious beliefs as an obstacle to radical homosexual rights. 
- November 2011 – President Obama opposes inclusion of President Franklin Roosevelt’s famous D-Day Prayer in the WWII Memorial. 
- November 2011 – Unlike previous presidents, Obama studiously avoids any religious references in his Thanksgiving speech. 
- August 2011 – The Obama administration releases its new health care rules that override religious conscience protections for medical workers in the areas of abortion and contraception. 
- April 2011 – For the first time in American history, Obama urges passage of a non-discrimination law that does not contain hiring protections for religious groups, forcing religious organizations to hire according to federal mandates without regard to the dictates of their own faith, thus eliminating conscience protection in hiring. 
- February 2011 – Although he filled posts in the State Department, for more than two years Obama did not fill the post of religious freedom ambassador, an official that works against religious persecution across the world; he filled it only after heavy pressure from the public and from Congress. 
- January 2011 – After a federal law was passed to transfer a WWI Memorial in the Mojave Desert to private ownership, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled that the cross in the memorial could continue to stand, but the Obama administration refused to allow the land to be transferred as required by law, and refused to allow the cross to be re-erected as ordered by the Court. 
- November 2010 – Obama misquotes the National Motto, saying it is “E pluribus unum” rather than “In God We Trust” as established by federal law. 
- October 19, 2010 – Obama begins deliberately omitting the phrase about “the Creator” when quoting the Declaration of Independence – an omission he has made on no less than seven occasions. 
- May 2009 – Obama declines to host services for the National Prayer Day (a day established by federal law) at the White House. 
- April 2009 – When speaking at Georgetown University, Obama orders that a monogram symbolizing Jesus’ name be covered when he is making his speech. 
- April 2009 – In a deliberate act of disrespect, Obama nominated three pro-abortion ambassadors to the Vatican; of course, the pro-life Vatican rejected all three. 
- February 2009 – Obama announces plans to revoke conscience protection for health workers who refuse to participate in medical activities that go against their beliefs, and fully implements the plan in February 2011. 
- April 2008 – Obama speaks disrespectfully of Christians, saying they “cling to guns or religion” and have an “antipathy to people who aren’t like them.” 
2. Acts of hostility from the Obama-led military toward people of Biblical faith:
- December 2013 – A naval facility required that two nativity scenes — scenes depicting the event that caused Christmas to be declared a national federal holiday — be removed from the base dining hall and be confined to the base chapel, thus disallowing the open public acknowledgment of this national federal holiday. 
- December 2013 – An Air Force base that allowed various public displays ordered the removal of one simply because it contained religious content. 
- October 2013 – A counter-intelligence briefing at Fort Hood tells soldiers that evangelical Christians are a threat to Americans and that for a soldier to donate to such a group “was punishable under military regulations.” 
- October 2013 – Catholic priests hired to serve as military chaplains are prohibited from performing Mass services at base chapels during the government financial shutdown. When they offered to freely do Mass for soldiers, without regard to whether or not the chaplains were receiving pay, they are still denied permission to do so. 
- August 2013 – A Department of Defense military training manual teaches soldiers that people who talk about “individual liberties, states’ rights, and how to make the world a better place” are “extremists.” It also lists the Founding Fathers — those “colonists who sought to free themselves from British rule” — as examples of those involved in “extremist ideologies and movements.” 
- August 2013 – A Senior Master Sergeant was removed from his position and reassigned because he told his openly lesbian squadron commander that she should not punish a staff sergeant who expressed his views in favor of traditional marriage. 
- August 2013 – The military does not provide heterosexual couples specific paid leave to travel to a state just for the purpose of being married, but it did extend these benefits to homosexual couples who want to marry, thus giving them preferential treatment not available to heterosexuals. 
- August 2013 – The Air Force, in the midst of having launched a series of attacks against those expressing traditional religious or moral views, invited a drag queen group to perform at a base. 
- July 2013 – When an Air Force sergeant with years of military service questioned a same-sex marriage ceremony performed at the Air Force Academy’s chapel, he received a letter of reprimand telling him that if he disagreed, he needed to get out of the military. His current six-year reenlistment was then reduced to only one-year, with the notification that he “be prepared to retire at the end of this year.” 
- July 2013 – An Air Force chaplain who posted a website article on the importance of faith and the origin of the phrase “There are no atheists in foxholes” was officially ordered to remove his post because some were offended by the use of that famous World War II phrase. 
- June 2013 – The U. S. Air Force, in consultation with the Pentagon, removed an inspirational painting that for years has been hanging at Mountain Home Air Force Base because its title was “Blessed Are The Peacemakers” — a phrase from Matthew 5:9 in the Bible. 
- June 2013 – The Obama administration “strongly objects” to a Defense Authorization amendment to protect the constitutionally-guaranteed religious rights of soldiers and chaplains, claiming that it would have an “adverse effect on good order, discipline, morale, and mission accomplishment.” 
- June 2013 – At a joint base in New Jersey, a video was made, based on a Super Bowl commercial, to honor First Sergeants. It stated: “On the eighth day, God looked down on His creation and said, ‘I need someone who will take care of the Airmen.’ So God created a First Sergeant.” Because the video mentioned the word “God,” the Air Force required that it be taken down. 
- June 2013 – An Army Master Sergeant is reprimanded, threatened with judicial action, and given a bad efficiency report, being told he was “no longer a team player,” because he voiced his support of traditional marriage at his own promotion party. 
- May 2013 – The Pentagon announces that “Air Force members are free to express their personal religious beliefs as long as it does not make others uncomfortable. “Proselytizing (inducing someone to convert to one’s faith) goes over that line,”  affirming if a sharing of faith makes someone feel uncomfortable that it could be a court-marital offense  — the military equivalent of a civil felony.
- May 2013 – An Air Force officer was actually made to remove a personal Bible from his own desk because it “might” appear that he was condoning the particular religion to which he belonged. 
- April 2013 – Officials briefing U.S. Army soldiers placed “Evangelical Christianity” and “Catholicism” in a list that also included Al-Qaeda, Muslim Brotherhood, and Hamas as examples of “religious extremism.” 
- April 2013 – The U.S. Army directs troops to scratch off and paint over tiny Scripture verse references that for decades had been forged into weapon scopes. 
- April 2013 – The Air Force creates a “religious tolerance” policy but consults only a militant atheist group to do so — a group whose leader has described military personnel who are religious as ‘spiritual rapists’ and ‘human monsters’  and who also says that soldiers who proselytize are guilty of treason and sedition and should be punished to hold back a “tidal wave of fundamentalists.” 
- January 2013 – President Obama announced his opposition to a provision in the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act protecting the rights of conscience for military chaplains. 
- June 2012 – Bibles for the American military have been printed in every conflict since the American Revolution, but the Obama Administration revokes the long-standing U. S. policy of allowing military service emblems to be placed on those military Bibles. 
- May 2012 – The Obama administration opposed legislation to protect the rights of conscience for military chaplains who do not wish to perform same-sex marriages in violation of their strongly-held religious beliefs. 
- April 2012 – A checklist for Air Force Inns will no longer include ensuring that a Bible is available in rooms for those who want to use them. 
- February 2012 – The U. S. Military Academy at West Point disinvites three star Army general and decorated war hero Lieutenant General William G. (“Jerry”) Boykin (retired) from speaking at an event because he is an outspoken Christian. 
- February 2012 – The Air Force removes “God” from the patch of Rapid Capabilities Office (the word on the patch was in Latin: Dei). 
- February 2012 – The Army ordered Catholic chaplains not to read a letter to parishioners that their archbishop asked them to read. 
- November 2011 – The Air Force Academy rescinds support for Operation Christmas Child, a program to send holiday gifts to impoverished children across the world, because the program is run by a Christian charity. 
- November 2011 – President Obama opposes inclusion of President Franklin Roosevelt’s famous D-Day Prayer in the WWII Memorial. 
- November 2011 – Even while restricting and disapprobating Christian religious expressions, the Air Force Academy pays $80,000 to add a Stonehenge-like worship center for pagans, druids, witches and Wiccans at the Air Force Academy. 
- September 2011 – Air Force Chief of Staff prohibits commanders from notifying airmen of programs and services available to them from chaplains. 
- September 2011 – The Army issues guidelines for Walter Reed Medical Center stipulating that “No religious items (i.e. Bibles, reading materials and/or facts) are allowed to be given away or used during a visit.” 
- August 2011 – The Air Force stops teaching the Just War theory to officers in California because the course is taught by chaplains and is based on a philosophy introduced by St. Augustine in the third century AD – a theory long taught by civilized nations across the world (except now, America). 
- June 2011 – The Department of Veterans Affairs forbids references to God and Jesus during burial ceremonies at Houston National Cemetery. 
- January 2010 – Because of “concerns” raised by the Department of Defense, tiny Bible verse references that had appeared for decades on scopes and gunsights were removed. 
3. Acts of hostility toward Biblical values:
- August 2013 – Non-profit charitable hospitals, especially faith-based ones, will face large fines or lose their tax-exempt status if they don’t comply with new strangling paperwork requirements related to giving free treatment to poor clients who do not have Obamacare insurance coverage.  Ironically, the first hospital in America was founded as a charitable institution in 1751 by Benjamin Franklin, and its logo was the Good Samaritan, with Luke 10:35 inscribed below him: “Take care of him, and I will repay thee,” being designed specifically to offer free medical care to the poor.  Benjamin Franklin’s hospital would likely be fined unless he placed more resources and funds into paperwork rather than helping the poor under the new faith-hostile policy of the Obama administration.
- August 2013 – USAID, a federal government agency, shut down a conference in South Korea the night before it was scheduled to take place because some of the presentations were not pro-abortion but instead presented information on abortion complications, including the problems of “preterm births, mental health issues, and maternal mortality” among women giving birth who had previous abortions. 
- June 2013 – The Obama Administration finalizes requirements that under the Obamacare insurance program, employers must make available abortion-causing drugs, regardless of the religious conscience objections of many employers and even despite the directive of several federal courts to protect the religious conscience of employers. 
- April 2013 – The United States Agency for Internal Development (USAID), an official foreign policy agency of the U.S. government, begins a program to train homosexual activists in various countries around the world to overturn traditional marriage and anti-sodomy laws, targeting first those countries with strong Catholic influences, including Ecuador, Honduras, and Guatemala. 
- December 2012 – Despite having campaigned to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, President Obama once again suspends the provisions of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 which requires the United States to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to move the American Embassy there. 
- July 2012 – The Pentagon, for the first time, allows service members to wear their uniforms while marching in a parade – specifically, a gay pride parade in San Diego. 
- October 2011 – The Obama administration eliminates federal grants to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for their extensive programs that aid victims of human trafficking because the Catholic Church is anti-abortion. 
- September 2011 – The Pentagon directs that military chaplains may perform same-sex marriages at military facilities in violation of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. 
- July 2011 – Obama allows homosexuals to serve openly in the military, reversing a policy originally instituted by George Washington in March 1778. 
- March 2011 – The Obama administration refuses to investigate videos showing Planned Parenthood helping alleged sex traffickers get abortions for victimized underage girls. 
- February 2011 – Obama directs the Justice Department to stop defending the federal Defense of Marriage Act. 
- September 2010 – The Obama administration tells researchers to ignore a judge’s decision striking down federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. 
- August 2010 – The Obama administration Cuts funding for 176 abstinence education programs. 
- July 2010 – The Obama administration uses federal funds in violation of federal law to get Kenya to change its constitution to include abortion. 
- September 16, 2009 – The Obama administration appoints as EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum, who asserts that society should “not tolerate” any “private beliefs,” including religious beliefs, if they may negatively affect homosexual “equality.” 
- July 2009 – The Obama administration illegally extends federal benefits to same-sex partners of Foreign Service and Executive Branch employees, in direction violation of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. 
- May 2009 – Obama officials assemble a terrorism dictionary calling pro-life advocates violent and charging that they use racism in their “criminal” activities. 
- March 2009 – The Obama administration shut out pro-life groups from attending a White House-sponsored health care summit. 
- March 2009 – Obama orders taxpayer funding of embryonic stem cell research. 
- March 2009 – Obama gave $50 million for the UNFPA, the UN population agency that promotes abortion and works closely with Chinese population control officials who use forced abortions and involuntary sterilizations. 
- January 2009 – Obama lifts restrictions on U.S. government funding for groups that provide abortion services or counseling abroad, forcing taxpayers to fund pro-abortion groups that either promote or perform abortions in other nations. 
- January 2009 – President Obama’s nominee for deputy secretary of state asserts that American taxpayers are required to pay for abortions and that limits on abortion funding are unconstitutional. 
4. Acts of preferentialism for Islam:
- October 2011 – Obama’s Muslim advisers block Middle Eastern Christians’ access to the White House. 
- August 2010 – Obama speaks with great praise of Islam and condescendingly of Christianity. 
- August 2010 – Obama went to great lengths to speak out on multiple occasions on behalf of building an Islamic mosque at Ground Zero, while at the same time he was silent about a Christian church being denied permission to rebuild at that location. 
- April 2010 – Christian leader Franklin Graham is disinvited from the Pentagon’s National Day of Prayer Event because of complaints from the Muslim community. 
- April 2010 – The Obama administration requires rewriting of government documents and a change in administration vocabulary to remove terms that are deemed offensive to Muslims, including jihad, jihadists, terrorists, radical Islamic, etc. 
- May 2009 – While Obama does not host any National Day of Prayer event at the White House, he does host White House Iftar dinners in honor of Ramadan. 
- 2010 – While every White House traditionally issues hundreds of official proclamations and statements on numerous occasions, this White House avoids traditional Biblical holidays and events but regularly recognizes major Muslim holidays, as evidenced by its 2010 statements on Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, Hajj, and Eid-ul-Adha. 
Many of these actions are literally unprecedented – this is the first time they have happened in four centuries of American history. The hostility of President Obama toward Biblical faith and values is without equal from any previous American president.
The following article was originally posted at: http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/3945628.html
Reprinted with permission.
Editor’s Note: Adam Ch’ng resides Melbourne, Australia. The political left is the same everywhere.
12 APRIL 2012
Having attended a Catholic high school, I quite reasonably assumed that my teachers were themselves, well, Catholic.
Similarly, it would be slightly inappropriate if the staffer employed by my local Liberal parliamentarian was a card-carrying member of the ALP.
It therefore strikes me as passing strange that there are calls to prohibit religious schools from being able to refuse employment to someone whose religion, sexual orientation or marital status is inconsistent with the school’s religious belief. In short, it is an attempt to restrict the right to discriminate.
As it stands, the Victorian Equal Opportunity Act prohibits discrimination against persons with an ‘attribute’ – such as sexual orientation, religious belief or disability – in the course of employment, education, and other activities.
However, there are approximately 44 exceptions to the rule. One such exception is found in section 83 which provides that religious schools may discriminate on the basis of a person’s religion, sexual orientation or marital status, where the discrimination:
“… conforms with their religious doctrines; or is reasonably necessary to avoid injury to the sensitivities of the religious adherents.”
Section 83, it is proposed, should be repealed.
Now let’s get something straight: ‘discrimination’ in itself is not a bad thing. If the hysteria perpetuated by the bleeding hearts is to be believed, mere mention of the word is morally offensive and should be legally sanctioned.
The reality is we all discriminate, every moment of every day. Whether we are deciding what health insurer to sign up with or what school to send our children to, we make choices favouring one party over another. Our legal system rightly discriminates against aspiring lawyers who are not ‘fit and proper’ persons and our armed forces appropriately discriminate against aspiring soldiers who fail to meet the physical fitness requirements.
So let’s not immediately assume that discrimination is the moral evil it’s made out to be. In fact, discrimination is indispensible to our ability to make moral choices between good and bad, right and wrong, and of course Liberal and Labor. It is our right to discriminate.
The question then is not whether religious schools should have the right to discriminate. Instead, it is whether that discrimination is unjustified. And insofar as it is justified, the law should protect and not restrict that right.
So is a religious school’s right to discriminate unjustified? Melissa Matheson certainly thinksso:
“If religious schools are willing to accept funding from the government, they should have to play by the rules like everyone else – and that includes equal opportunity.”
At first blush, this sounds perfectly reasonable. After all, if ‘everyone else’ can’t discriminate, why should religious schools get special treatment? All Matheson is proposing is that religious schools be brought into line with ‘everyone else’. But who exactly is ‘everyone else’? And do they all actually ‘play by the rules’?
As it happens, government-funded organisations of all stripes can discriminate on a whole range of matters. The act permits political parties to discriminate against prospective employees on the basis of their political belief or activity. Schools are allowed to discriminate against students through age-based admission schemes and quotas. And single-sex, age-specific and minority culture clubs can exclude from membership people who are not of the same sex, age or culture.
Each of these groups has a legitimate core philosophy that defines their very reason for existence. To adapt Justice Sachs’ words in Christian Education South Africa v Minister of Education, the state should seek to avoid putting people to extremely painful and intensely burdensome choices of either being true to their faith or philosophy, or else respectful of the law.
The simple truth is, religious schools are already playing by the rules like ‘everyone else’. If the equal opportunity crusaders really want a level playing field, why don’t they lodge a complaint against the university womyn’s group for discriminating against men?
I suspect that the real issue at play has nothing to do with equal opportunity legislation, education policy or even discrimination law. If it did, surely the other exceptions under the act would be targeted for repeal and other non-Christian interest groups would be similarly attacked.
Instead, it seems to me that this has far more to do with a rather evangelical crusade against the Christian church. Matheson would do well to note that the right to discriminate she fervently preaches against is similarly enjoyed by Jews, Muslims and Buddhists, the very people she calls Christians to repent of excluding.
Whether it is same-sex marriage or equal opportunity, the knives are out for the Christian church.
Such calls to restrict our right to discriminate should send chills down all our spines. What appears to promote greater freedom and equality actually extends the reach of government regulation into our homes, churches and community groups.
We all have the right to discriminate but the equal opportunity crusaders will stop at nothing to set political correctness in statutory stone.
Adam Ch’ng is a graduate at a law firm in Melbourne where he principally practices employment and workplace relations law. The views expressed here are those solely of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of his employer or any other organisation. View his full profile here.
Many of us witnessed the arrogance of Barbara Boxer as she admonished a brigadier general because he addressed her as “ma’am” and not “Senator” before a Senate hearing. This letter is from a National Guard aviator and Captain for Alaska Airlines. I wonder what he would have said if he were really angry. Long fly Alaska !!!!!
You were so right on when you scolded the general on TV for using the term, “ma’am,” instead of “Senator”. After all, in the military, “ma’am” is a term of respect when addressing a female of superior rank or position. The general was totally wrong.. You are not a person of superior rank or position. You are a member of one of the world’s most corrupt organizations, the U.S. Senate, equalled only by the U.S. House of Representatives.
Congress is a cesspool of liars, thieves, inside traders, traitors, drunks (one who killed a staffer, yet is still revered [Remember Mary Jo]), criminals, and other low level swine who, as individuals (not all, but many), will do anything to enhance their lives, fortunes and power, all at the expense of the People of the United States and its Constitution, in order to be continually re-elected. Many democrats even want American troops killed by releasing photographs. How many of you could honestly say, “We pledge our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor”? None? One? Two? Your reaction to the general shows several things. First is your abysmal ignorance of all things military. Your treatment of the general shows you to be an elitist of the worst kind. When the general entered the military (as most of us who served) he wrote the government a blank check, offering his life to protect your derriere, now safely and comfortably ensconced in a 20 thousand dollar leather chair, paid for by the general’s taxes. You repaid him for this by humiliating him in front of millions.
Second is your puerile character, lack of sophistication, and arrogance which borders on the hubristic. This display of brattish behavior shows you to be a virago, termagant, harridan, nag, scold or shrew, unfit for your position, regardless of the support of the unwashed, uneducated masses who have made California into the laughing stock of the nation.
What I am writing, Senator, are the same thoughts countless millions of Americans have toward Congress, but who lack the energy, ability or time to convey them. Under the democrats, some don’t even have the 44 cents to buy the stamp. Regardless of their thoughts, most realize that politicians are pretty much the same, and will vote for the one who will bring home the most bacon, even if they do consider how corrupt that person is. Lord Acton (1834 – 1902) so aptly charged, “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Unbeknownst to you and your colleagues, “Mr. Power” has had his way with all of you, and we are all the worse for it.
Finally Senator, I, too, have a title. It is “Right Wing Extremist Potential Terrorist Threat.” It is not of my choosing, but was given to me by your Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano. And you were offended by “ma’am”?
Have a fine day. Cheers!
Jim Hill South Hill, WA 98374
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