"When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." - Benjamin Franklin;
"And when politicians find that honor and character matter less than buying votes and a constituency, that too will herald the end of the Constitution. When that happens we must work tirelessly to change their minds, or their occupation!" - Hoping The Blind Will See

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Do You Find This As Offensive As I Do?

Can you imagine any President, nevermind a sitting one, who would laugh about one of the most daunting problems facing America? I still can't quite believe this clip is real, but there he is laughing about the border problem. Sensitivity, personal or political, sure isn't his strong suit...

If You Aren't Outraged, You Aren't Paying Attention

Make Sense?

Dear Editor:

So many letter writers have based their arguments on how this land is made up of immigrants. Ernie Lujan for one, suggests we should tear down the Statue of Liberty because the people now in question aren't being treated the same as those who passed through Ellis Island and other ports of entry.

Maybe we should turn to our history books and point out to people like Mr. Lujan why today's American is not willing to accept this new kind of immigrant any longer. Back in 1900 when there was a rush from all areas of Europe to come to the United States, people had to get off a ship and stand in a long line in New York and be documented. Some would even get down on their hands and knees and kiss the ground. They made a pledge to uphold the laws and support their new country in good and bad times. They made learning English a primary rule in their new American households and some even changed their names to blend in with their new home.

They had waved good bye to their birth place to give their children a new life and did everything in their power to help their children assimilate into one culture. Nothing was handed to them. No free lunches, no welfare, no labor laws to protect them. All they had were the skills and craftsmanship they had brought with them to trade for a future of prosperity.

Most of their children came of age when World War II broke out. My father fought along side men whose parents had come straight over from Germany , Italy , France and Japan . None of these 1st generation Americans ever gave any thought about what country their parents had come from. They were Americans fighting Hitler, Mussolini and the Emperor of Japan . They were defending the United States of America as one people.

When we liberated France , no one in those villages were looking for the French-American or the German American or the Irish American. The people of France saw only Americans. And we carried one flag that represented one country. Not one of those immigrant sons would have thought about picking up another country's flag and waving it to represent who they were. It would have been a disgrace to their parents who had sacrificed so much to be here. These immigrants truly knew what it meant to be an American. They stirred the melting pot into one red, white and blue bowl.

And here we are with a new kind of immigrant who wants the same rights and privileges. Only they want to achieve it by playing with a different set of rules, one that includes the entitlement card and a guarantee of being faithful to their mother country. I'm sorry, that's not what being an American is all about. I believe that the immigrants who landed on Ellis Island in the early 1900's deserve better than that for all the toil, hard work and sacrifice in raising future generations to create a land that has become a beacon for those legally searching for a better life. I think they would be appalled that they are being used as an example by those waving foreign country flags.

And for that suggestion about taking down the Statue of Liberty , it happens to mean a lot to the citizens who are voting on the immigration bill. I wouldn't start talking about dismantling the United States just yet.

Rosemary LaBonte

You Think You Can Hide Fom This Forever? You Had Better Wake Up!

And this is not the only group, nor is it the only nationality, religious 'entity' or ethnicity that has their sights on us. Are you starting to see the picture? Notice the names he throws around during this rant? Notice the countries he mentions? This is a teacher from L.A. You think there's much proaganda bandied about down there? What about the rest of california? What about other towns/cities in Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Texas? You think we don't have a problem that will affect you? If you do, I would love to live with you in your 'happy place'...

If You Aren't Paying Attention, You Are Going To Be SOOOOOO Shocked Sometime Down The Road!

Monday, May 10, 2010

We The People

Character Matters

While this blog is mostly about politics, and political satire, there are times when something seemingly completely unrelated comes to my attention. This is such a time. Below you will hear the story of NeiNie in her own words. If you don't know her, you will be amazed and stunned by the sheer magnitude of her character and mental toughness, and hopefully inspired by her resolve to embrace her faith. I first heard about her from my sister several months ago. I follow her blog. Her story is the epitome of the stories of people from the  "American Heartland". The trials and challenges she faces daily, in relation to scope (if not experience), must be similar to those our founders faced. As you watch this, and realize the hard choices she has made, and as you try to comprehend her reliance on her faith, remember that our founders had similarly hard choices and also relied on their faith.

Can you find anyone in Congress who could overcome a challenge of this magnitude, while at the same time maintaining their character, their faith, and their honor? Perhaps John McCain (though I don't agree with his political ideology). Can you find anyone in Congress who has not succumbed to the corruption there? Nope! Yet our founders were aware of that same corruptibility and withstood it. So why can't modern day politicains? Perhaps because modern day politicains are just that - politicians. Our founders were not, they were ordinary men with normal aspirations, and a common goal. To live free and infringe upon nobody's liberty. Maybe today's Congressmen and women have less honor and character today because they lived such priviledged lives. Who knows.

So as you watch this video remember character matters. And when you go to the polls in November, remember, character matters. And remember also that politicians - career politicians - are inherently corrupt. And make the choices that need to be made.

If You Aren't Outraged About What's Happening In Washington, You Aren't Paying Attention

It’s Because They Want To Kill Us, Stupid

It really isn't anymore complicated than this...

It’s Because They Want To Kill Us, Stupid

If You Aren't Outraged, You Aren't paying Attention!

Putting The Founding Of America Into Context

Resist the force that is turning America into the SRA!

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

The following year, 1776, he wrote this 'It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religion, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For that reason alone, people of other faiths have been afforded freedom of worship here.'

Did you know that 52 of the 55 signers of The Declaration of Independence were orthodox, deeply committed Christians? The other three all believed in the Bible as the divine truth, the God of scripture, and His personal intervention. It is the same congress that formed the American Bible Society. Immediately after creating the Declaration of Independence, the Continental Congress voted to purchase and import 20,000 copies of scripture for the people of this nation.

Consider these words that Thomas Jefferson wrote on the front of his well- worn Bible: 'I am a Christian, that is to say a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus. I have little doubt that our whole country will soon be rallied to the unity of our Creator and, I hope, to the pure doctrine of Jesus also.'

Consider these words from George Washington, the Father of our Nation, in his farewell speech on September 19, 1796:

'It is impossible to govern the world without God and the Bible. Of all the dispositions and habits that lead to political prosperity, our religion and morality are the indispensable supporters. Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that our national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.'

Consider these words by John Adams, our second president, who also served as chairman of the American Bible Society.In an address to military leaders he said, 'We have no government armed with the power capable of contending with human passions, unbridled by morality and true religion. Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.'

How about our first Court Justice, John Jay? He stated that when we select our national leaders, if we are to preserve our Nation, we must select Christians. 'Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers and it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian Nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.'

John Quincy Adams, son of John Adams, was the sixth U.S. President. He was also the chairman of the American Bible Society, which he considered his highest and most important role. On July 4, 1821, President Adams said, 'The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.'

Calvin Coolidge, our 30th President of the United States reaffirmed this truth when he wrote, 'The foundations of our society and our government rest so much on the teachings of the Bible that it would be difficult to support them if faith in these teachings would cease to be practically universal in our country.'
In 1782, the United States Congress voted this resolution: 'The congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.'
William Holmes McGuffey is the author of the McGuffey Reader, which was used for over 100 years in our public schools with over 125 million copies sold until it was stopped in 1963. President Lincoln called him the 'Schoolmaster of the Nation.'

Listen to these words of Mr. McGuffey: 'The Christian religion is the religion of our country. From it are derived our notions on character of God, on the great moral Governor of the universe. On its doctrines are founded the peculiarities of our free institutions. From no source has the author drawn more conspicuously than from the sacred Scriptures. From all these extracts from the Bible I make no apology.'

Of the first 108 universities founded in America, 106 were distinctly Christian, including the first.Harvard University, chartered in 1636. In the original Harvard Student Handbook rule number 1 was that students seeking entrance must know Latin and Greek so that they could study the scriptures: 'Let every student be plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider well, the main end of his life and studies is, to know God and Jesus Christ, which is eternal life, John 17:3; and therefore to lay Jesus Christ as the only foundation of all sound knowledge and learning. And seeing the Lord only giveth wisdom, let everyone seriously set himself by prayer in secret to seek it of him (Proverbs 2:3).'

It is clear from history that the Bible and the Christian faith, were foundational in our educational and judicial system. However in 1947, there was a radical change of direction in the Supreme Court. Here is the prayer that was banished: 'Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence on Thee. We beg Thy blessings upon us and our parents and our teachers and our country. Amen.'

In 1963, the Supreme Court ruled that Bible reading was outlawed as unconstitutional in the public school system. The court offered this justification: 'If portions of the New Testament were read without explanation, they could and have been psychologically harmful to children.'

Bible reading was now unconstitutional, though the Bible was quoted 94 percent of the time by those who wrote our constitution and shaped our Nation and its system of education and justice and government. In 1965, the Courts denied as unconstitutional the rights of a student in the public school cafeteria to bow his head and pray audibly for his food. In 1980, Stone vs. Graham outlawed the Ten Commandments in our public schools. The Supreme Court said this: 'If the posted copies of the Ten Commandments were to have any effect at all, it would be to induce school children to read them. And if they read them, meditated upon them, and perhaps venerated and observed them, this is not a permissible objective.'

Is it not a permissible objective to allow our children to follow the moral principles of the Ten Commandments? James Madison, the primary author of the Constitution of the United States, said this: 'We have staked the whole future of our new nation, not upon the power of government; far from it. We have staked the future of all our political constitutions upon the capacity of each of ourselves to govern ourselves according to the moral principles of the Ten Commandments.'

Today we are asking God to bless America. But how can He bless a Nation that has departed so far from Him?

Most of what you read in this article has been erased from our textbooks. Revisionists have rewritten history to remove the truth about our country's Christian roots. I , Mary Jones, the designer of this web page, encourage all who read and agree with the words herein, to share it with others, so that the truth of our nation's history may be told.

So, are we no longer a Christian nation as Barack Obama has stated? When did we change, in 2008? Or did it start under Lyndon Johnson? Why did the Democrats, starting with Johnson, pack the Supreme Court with so many radical judges? And why did the Supreme court start ruling against Christianity? We were a Christian nation, with principles based on the Bible and the Ten Commandments, for 200 years, and all of a suddden, in 1963, our government and Supreme court found that all those that led the country before them were wrong? How can that be? Has it worked out for America? Is Obama and the Democrats out of touch with American history? Are they rewriting it for the puposeful intent of misleading generations of younger Americans? Have they been doing that for 45 years? And to what end? A Socialist Republic of America? Resist, and fight with every fiber of your being. This man, and those with whom he cohorts, and all progressives, are evil and will bring further destruction on this country if we allow it.

If You Aren't Outraged, You Aren't Paying Attention!

How Do We Ever Fix This?

The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to an electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president. -- Author Unknown

God Help America!