Friday, January 30, 2009
There are many people who believe that America will rebound from this "cyclical" economy others have no idea what is happening, and still others like myself are pretty confident that we are doomed for complete collapse!
One thing to remember is that everything is cyclical until it isn't any longer.
" Doomsdayer", people say! Can't you think of anything positive?
I thought for a moment and wondered if the people of the Titanic said the same thing, speaking with one another, when the ship began to sink.
We can deny something is happening all we want but it does not negate the fact that it will not happen. People characteristically, thoughout history, have ignored warnings from people, look at the story of Noah, probably denying the fact that it was possible, in hopes that it may not happen if we didn't believe it.
It is my opinion the continual denial, failure to take the steps to what may fix the economy, our "trustworthy congress" has decided to continue their spending spree into oblivion in full support of their unconstitutional, immoral, unlawful and irresponsible agendas without the the support of the people...we have been completely ignored! It will not stop until they are stopped!!
This continuance, my friends will be the end of our free-market capital market, secure our enslavement into communism and destroy our "free society" as we know it.
here is the latest:
US STOCKS-Signs of deepening economic woe slam Wall St at Reuters(Thu 5:59pm)
Economic Snapshot: Reasons to Be Wild About Recession at Minyanville.com(Thu 5:20pm)
Latin American Markets: Mexico, Brazil stumble as U.S. economic picture further dims at MarketWatch
US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St falls on weak data, earnings at Reuters(Thu 4:07pm)
Five Things You Need to Know: Conspiracy of Fools at Minyanville.com(Thu 2:55pm)
GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares, oil prices fall on dismal economic data at Reuters(Thu 1:12pm)
Europe shares close lower as banking rally fades at Reuters(Thu 12:53pm)
US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St tumbles on economic gloom, Boeing at Reuters(Thu 12:51pm)
US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St slips more after home sales data at Reuters(Thu 10:13am)
European shares extend losses as Wall Street falls at Reuters(Thu 9:37am)
This is in addition to the largest "pork-barrel" spending package in history.
$20 million "for the removal of small- to medium-sized fish passage barriers." (Pg. 45 of Senate Appropriations Committee report: "20,000,000 for the removal of small- to medium-sized fish passage barriers)
$400 million for STD prevention (Pg. 60 of Senate Appropriations Committee report: "CDC estimates that a proximately 19 million new STD infections occur annually in the United States ...The Committee has included $400,000,000 for testing and prevention of these conditions.")
$25 million to rehabilitate off-roading (ATV) trails (Pg. 45 of Senate Appropriations Committee report: "$25,000,000 is for recreation maintenance, especially for rehabilitation of off-road vehicle routes, and $20,000,000 is for trail maintenance and restoration")
$34 million to remodel the Department of Commerce HQ (Pg. 15 of Senate Appropriations Committee report: $34,000,000 for the Department of Commerce renovation and modernization")
$70 million to "Support Supercomputing Activities" for climate research (Pgs. 14-15 of Senate Appropriations Committee Report: $70,000,000 is directed to specifically support supercomputing activities, especially as they relate to climate research)
$150 million for honey bee insurance (Pg. 102 of Senate Appropriations Committee report: "The Secretary shall use up to $ 50,000,000 per year, and $150,000,000 in the case of 2009, from the Trust Fund to provide emergency relief to eligible producers of livestock, honey bees, and farm-raised fish to aid in the reduction of losses due to disease, adverse weather, or other conditions, such as blizzards and wildfires, as determined by the Secretary")
There is more...much more... http://www.afa.net/pdfs/porkandpayoffs.pdf
As the ship's engineer said to some " I assure you sir, She can go down and she will..."
I specifically remember that Obama promised to raise taxes on those who make more than 250k a year!
Over and over he said this. Are his supporters going to now pretend that he din't say this? Aside from the fact that , we, the American people are so ignorant to the fact that most taxes we pay today are not Constitutional thus unlawful!!
I wonder how it is that so many supporters hang on his every word when those words "change" as often as they do-Oh, that's right, THE SPECIAL INTEREST, ENTITLEMENT CROWD!!
This is one of many reasons why I do not trust him because of his lack of consistency in ANY certian area, except the areas relating to the "special interest groups"How can we trust anyone who is not consistent with what they say, especially one in leadership?
So why is it that hollywood is getting a 248 Billion dollar bailout? The wealthiest sector in America, the group that makes 250k look like minimum wage, how could they possibly need a bailout unless their was an underlying interest for those who have given the money to them?
As I have suggested before, facts are important in diseminating the truth in anything, we cannot continue to base what we think on feelings without regard to reason, vitue and ethics and morality without suffering the consequences....We have exchanged our freedom for enslavement! replaced God with government and sold our souls to the devil and the almighty dollar, will we not suffer the consequences...Here they come.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
"Anybody but the federal government"
Americans throughout history have never tolerated the suffering and starvation and disease that has plagues thwe world. The primary help came from churches, individual families, as a community or even the state level.
President Grover Cleveland vetoed legislation designed to spend federal tax dollars on private welfare problems stating:
"...I do not believe that the power and duty of thre general government ought to be in no matter properly related to public service..."
...Though the people support the government the government should not support the people..."
"... the friendliness and charity of our countrymen can always be relied on to relieve fellow-citizens misfortune..."
Simply stated, he believed that federal aid would weaken the sturdiness of our national character and make the people become lazy in that they would no longer have to work but become a "drain" on society and their fellow citizens.
It is my opinion that, as I have stated before, we are vastly becoming a nation whom has forgotton what made us who we are. We have ditched the one thing, GOD, that has granted us blessings and unyielding prosperity moreso than any other nation in the world, in history.
As history dicatates it has always been the church who has taken on the responsibility to care for the less fortunate or those in need in cases of emergencies and have done very well.
Is it possible that now since we have denied the church it's rightful place in our nation and in our hearts, that we now think that the government will take care of us?
Must I remind you of Katrina? Was the government there when we need it? NO! It was the church!
In disasters or times of need I never heard anyone cry " Separation of church and state!!" The ACLU was silent, Michael Newdow was silent, 1st freedom first was silent and many others...WHY??
Isn't it ironic that anti-christian groups can continue to resist the church but in times of need no one says a word?
Once these anti-christian groups are successful in closing down the church who will be there when you need them?
It is our job as fellow-citizens to take care of the less fortunate and not a burden for the government to carry. We have become so selfish and so focused on our own lives that we have lost sight of this responsibility.
It brings me joy to see Obama step up and refocus on our commitment to them but there is one problem with his solution...
Government is never the solution, the power rests in GOD and through Him, should rest in the people.
In 1936 the Supreme court distorting the meanig of "general welfare" to permit the funds for the "concern for the "poor and the needy"
The Supreme court declared:
No man would become a member of a community in which he could not employ the fruits of his labor and industry. The legislature, therefore had no authority to make an act divesting one citizen of his freehold and vesting it in another, without a just compensation sighting:
"IT IS CONTRARY TO THE LETTER AND THE SPIRIT OF THE CONSTITUTION"
Therefore, there is no experience to show that any other social system, other than the "republic", could provide mankind with any of the achievments of civilization.
I was reading through a book of quotes and I came across this quote where Lincoln states:
"Property is the fruit of labor. Property is desirable, is a positive good in the world.
That some should be rich shows that others may become rich and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently to build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence... I take it that it is best for all to leave each man free to aquire property as fast as he can. Some will get wealthy. I don't believe in a law to prevent a man from getting rich; it would do more harm than good." ( The freeman: Ideas of Liberty, May 1955, pg 7)
He further states:
"To the citizens of this great nation:You Cannot bring prosperity by discouraging thrift,You cannot strengthen the weak by taxing the strong,You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer,You cannot further brotherhood of man by encouraging class hatred,You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn,You cannot build charactor if you take away initiative and independence,You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves!''
Is this an "ideology" that both men share? Hardly, as a matter of fact, I remember quite clearly , as I am sure you do as well, Obamas answer to Joe the Plumber about "Spreading the wealth around."
It has been apparent to me for many years now how ignorant we have become about history, because it IS being re-written. As a child I hated history, I took our country for granted for so many years not undersdtanding the importance and it is clear to me that there are so many others that felt the way I did.
History playes a more important role than anyone ever imagined, the fact that we can make comparisons without any facts to back it up is ludicrous and will ultimitley mean the destruction of our country as we have known it.
Please take the time to become educated, as you do, I am certain you will feel as "duped" as I have unless you happen to be one who believes in anti-american sentiments, disrespecting those who gave their lives in sacrifice for your freedoms and would jump at the opportunity to desecrate every piece of evidence of what made this country great.
If Ignorance is bliss...enjoy it!
Although I believe that community service is a great thing and it pleases me to see people becoming involved in their communities I can only wonder what his underlying intent is for this program.
Community service has been around along time., since biblical days, where "The good samaritan" came from. I am a bit worried in that these people mesmerized by Obama think this may be something he conjured up. Two questions I have:
Is there more here than meets the eye and
Will this always remain "volunteer organization?"
It is not rocket science to understand all through history when government becomes too large it's citizens become oppressed and enslaved rather than enjoying the freedom as we have here for 232 years
With Obamas injection of larger spending and larger government it is important to consider the possibility that he may make it mandatory.Presently, community service is either done for two reasons, for restitution or from the goodness of ones heart, it really should remain this way.
Do we really need another government program under our current economic conditions?
Have we come to a point in time where we can no longer think to "do for others" unless the government says so? It would appear that way since our displacement for biblical teachings...after all it too is a biblical concept.
I have never understood what the "under God" thing had to do with their cause, except maybe that the reason why we rely on the government is because we realize subconciously we have lost God's blessing on this country and "we" are all we have or our relentless pursuit to drive God out is finally stricking a chord, either way if we do not wake up from this "Love fest" we will find ourselves as an added statistic in governments that have fallen before us.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Below is the link that shows video of schools in Massachusetts who support and promote "gay and lesbian" pride day.
It is my opinion that subjects such as this being taught in school are not only unacceptable but immoral and innappropriate and not for the "public school system" to decide but for the parents as individuals on their own time without the help of our tax dollars and government intervention.
Please click on the link below and I appreciate your comments.
Homosexuality being taught in school.
There are many instances where we are "forced" to accept what we believe to be an unacceptable behavior and here is one man's fight to his "freedom of speech and "right to teach his child as he sees fit without interruption from the government
John Freshwater faces the battle for the indoctrination of his childrens minds and continues to stand for what he believes.
Are we not being forced to comply?
This is proof of our ignorance regarding history, blatent disregard for it or both.
General Douglas MacArthur (1880- 1964)
He was celebrated as the US Supreme commander of the allied forces in the Pacific during WWII.
During his time and extent of his examinations of the various nations history he quotes:
"History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to have moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome moral lapse, or a progressive deterioration leading to unltimate national disaster."
or Martin Luther (not Martin Luther King):
" I am much afraid that schools will prove to be the great gates of Hell unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures, engraving them in the hearts of our youth.
I advise no one to place his child where the scriptures do not reign paramount. Every institution in which men are not increasingly occupied with the word of God must become corrupt"
May God help us for our continued failure to seek him and may He have mercy upon us for our transgretions
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Babies piled in dumpsters,Abortion on demand,Oh, sweet land of liberty;your house is on the sand.
Our children wander aimlessly poisoned by cocaine choosing to indulge their lusts,when God has said abstain From sea to shining sea,
our Nation turns awayFrom the teaching of God's love and a need to always prayWe've kept God in ourtemples,
how callous we have grown.When earth is but His footstool,and Heaven is His throne.
We've voted in a government that's rotting at the core, Appointing Godless Judges;who throw reason out the door,
Too soft to place a killer in a well deserved tomb,But brave enough to kill a baby before he leaves the womb.
You think that God's not angry, that our land's a moral slum? How much longer will He wait before His judgment comes?
How are we to face our God, from Whom we cannot hide?What then is left for us to do,but stem this evil tide?
If we who are His children,will humbly turn and pray;Seek His holy face and mend our evil way:
Then God will hear from Heaven;and forgive us of our sins,He'll heal our sickly land and those who live within.
But, America the Beautiful,If you don't - then you will see,A sad but Holy God withdraw His hand from Thee.~~Judge Roy Moore~~
I, for one, would love to be able to trust him, I would love to support him and more than ever, I would love for America to come together and unite like never before in history but it simply IS NOT POSSIBLE.
It isn't possible because, as I have written before, "we" have become selfish and controlling people", it does not matter the nationality or which country you live.
As a friend once told me:
"Never before have we been more divided as a country. We now have a "left America" and a "right" America. The only way for peace to be achieved is for one to govern or rule over the
other... the "left" knows this, the "right" has no clue"
Here is the damage in the wake of the first week in office:
Obama condemned for taxpayer funded abortions ( population control) Communism!!
Reinstate the draft?
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Politics/Default.aspx?id=392766 ( people army) communism!
Abstinance education education gets the axe
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Politics/Default.aspx?id=390318 lets make tax payers pay for abortions and cut funding for abstinace education??? Seems like a Godly man to me...NOT!!
Obama promotes the homosexual agenda hours in office
big government spending
pardoning the enemy but not our own soldiers?
climate change lies
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Politics/Default.aspx?id=393064( government spending)
promoting anti-christian policies
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Politics/Default.aspx?id=394580 Christian? I doubt it!!!
Gun ban progress
Google hr 1022 and hr 45 and watch the video below Communism!!
HR 45 http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:H.R.45:
HR 1022 The Most Sweeping Gun Ban Ever Introduced In Congress; McCarthy Bill Bans Millions More Guns Than The Clinton Gun Ban Saturday, February 24, 2007 On Feb. 14, 2007, Representative Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) introduced H.R. 1022, a bill with the stated purpose, “to reauthorize the assault weapons ban, and for other purposes.” http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?ID=2668
The English want their guns back. They listened to their lawmakers and leaders, now they are sorry for it. Let us be vigilant in defence of our right to defend and protect our families and property. The 2nd Ammendment is there for a purpose, and it is not to allow you to shoot Bambi.
Make no mistake the Obama Administration wants your guns. The Bill (HR 45, see attached) being introduced sounding reasonable enough covers licensing (to know where the guns are) as the first step. There are other Bills in waiting in the wings covering control of ammunition, etc. Next will be confiscation, just as it was in Australia and most recently in England. Without a means to protect yourself, your family and property, the criminals own you. I urge you, to send this to everyone you can. Knowledge is power, truth is powerful.
PLEASE WATCH THIS YOU TUBE
but don't forget, or didn't you know...
111th CONGRESS1st SessionH. J. RES. 5
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President.
For what unconstitutional purpose? Could it be?
Things are not looking well at this moment, less than a week since his inauguration. If this much can happen in one week just imagine the "CHANGE" we can look forward to.
America, Wake UP!!!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I believe the scriptures are pretty clear on this subject.
We do believe when an individual GENUINELY repents of his sin and places his complete trust in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ; he is saved forever. John 3:16 expresses this truth as numerous other passages do as well. An interesting study is to go through the scriptures and find all things that take place at the moment of salvation, that we have no control over. These things take place as a declaration of God, they are never felt –no nice fuzzy experience to validate their reality – only the truth of scripture. These things are also based on the work of Christ which has eternal ramifications. And nowhere in scripture are these ever revoked.
Just for an example: an individual is justified – this is God’s eternal judicious declaration that a sinner can now stand before Him based on what Christ did – another would be redemption – a sinner is bought out of the slave market of sin (never to be sold back into it) – another – we are made the righteousness in Christ, we are adopted into the family of God, Jesus becomes our propitiation, we are now accepted in the Beloved, etc… there are some 33 things that take place the moment a sinner genuinely repents and trusts exclusively in the gospel of Christ.
Now with that said – can a born-again believer continue to live in sin? – of course Romans 6:1- answers this question…no he cannot continue to live in sin, as a matter of fact, Hebrews 12:5-8 – indicates that if a believer starts to become “comfortable” in his sin (meaning he will not confess it and get it right before God) that the Lord will chastise Him – God will not tolerate His children continuing in sin. And if a professed “Christian” can continue comfortably in their sin (like your example of a homosexual – if they persist in this, living a continued habitual lifestyle, a lifestyle characterized by homosexuality) – and they do not get the chastening of the Lord, the Bible uses a strong word and calls them “bastards” meaning they have never truly been saved.
We are all growing at different rates in our spiritual walk –this is based on our submission to the Word of God as empowered by the Holy Spirit to change us into the image of Christ (II Corinthians 3:18). However, there are a number of passages that refer to carnal Christians – these are Christians that are not living for the Lord (at that time) but are living for the flesh. These Christians have their growth stunted and cannot be used the way the Lord wants to use them. Hebrews 5:11-14 are a great example of this. They should have been teachers but because they became dull in their hearing – they were not growing in their relationship with the Lord and the writer states he needed to teach them the “milk of the word” all over again. This makes it difficult on our human end to determine whether a person is truly saved, we are to inspect the fruit, but we are only given a snapshot in time. Can a saved homosexual fall back into homosexuality – yes, he can – but he will not be able to remain that way for long (how long, I can’t answer that question, only the Lord knows how He is dealing with that person)without the chastening of the Lord. However, if they brazenly flaunt this lifestyle and rationalize it, chances are they are not saved.
This is another reason why church membership is so important. Matthew 18:15-20 deals with church discipline. If a believer, is living in sin, there is a biblical approach to this – the final step being to discipline them out of the church so that Satan can have his way with them (I Cor. 5). Hopefully, if the person is saved – he should repent and be restored into fellowship for that is the goal of church discipline (Ii Cor 2:1-8). To stay away from this fellowship is very destructive because the scriptures say that the local church is the pillar and ground (or the support structure) of the truth (I Timothy 3:15).
If this person is unsaved – well, he will have no desire to get back into fellowship with a local church for the scripture is clear in I John 2:18,19.
So in basic conclusion – can a truly born again believer sin – yes, of course he can. Can a truly born again believer continue in certain sins – yes, for a short period of time and this individual should incur the chastening of the Lord. Can a truly born again believer continue (make a lifestyle characterized by that sin) in his sin without repentance and chastening of the Lord – no, this would indicate that he has never been saved in the first place.
I hope this helps.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Today, at the inauguration you could see it in their eyes, "Finally, peace and safety! Obama will save us common folk from the evil elites who seek to take our lives by their corruption and wickedness! Halleluia! The election of Obama has canceled or put off the great tribulation and made null the prophecies of the Book of Revelation in our time! Peace and safety shall now reign!" If you believe this - you are already dead!
For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? (Matthew 16:26)
Americans do not seek a president, but a king. Today is not an inauguration of a president, but a coronation of a king. Neither do Americans want to reign as their Constitution and Bill Of Rights grants them. They want to be led by a king and surrender all their power, authority and their crown to their king. They did this with Bush, and now they do it again with Obama.
Camelot, they say, has returned once again to the White House, but Camelot was not a republic, ruled by the people, but a monarchy ruled by one!As Heaven watches on at Americans worshipful praise and excitement of their new savior-king, a grieving spirit subdues the moment.
When will the Lord's people ever learn, that there is only one who can save, and only one who is to be our king?Pomp and circumstance surround the denizens of leadership, as they parade through the streets, while wild-eyed citizens wave palm branches at the specter of it all.
Hosanna in the highest, no --- Obama in the highest, there is no spirit left in them, only carnality. They have lost their heritage, their mission and even their purpose.
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge, Hosea 4:6 and so shall it be in the coming days.
Because you have put your faith and trust in the arm of flesh you shall reap what you have sown.It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes. (Psalms 118:8-9)
Wake up America, I should say, "you should have awakened when you were warned."
General Eisenhower Warned Us
It is a matter of history that when Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Dwight Eisenhower, found the victims of the death camps he ordered all possible photographs to be taken, and for the German people from surrounding villages to be ushered through the camps and even made to bury the dead. He did this because he said in words to this effect: 'Get it all on record now - get the films - get the witnesses -because somewhere down the road of history some bastard will get up and say that this never happened'
How many years will it be before the attack on the World Trade Center ,
because it offends some Muslim in the U.S. ??????
Obama still contends that 9/11 was an inside job and
that the AIDS virus was a US solution to get rid of blacks.
That is certainly progressive thinking for a potential president...
· He voted for partial birth abortion and supports infanticide.
· He voted NO on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions.
· Supports affirmative action in Colleges and Government (quotas).
· In 2001 he questioned harsh penalties for drug dealing as being too severe.
· Says he will deal with street level drug dealing as minimum wage affair.
· Admitted his use of marijuana and cocaine .
· His religious convictions are very murky, at best.
· He is willing to meet with Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, Kim Jung Il and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
· Has said that one of his first goals after being elected would be to have a conference with all Muslim nations. Why?
· Opposed the Patriot Act.
· First bill he signed that was ever passed was campaign finance reform.
· Voted to allow law suits against gun manufacturers. Will he go after Oneida, Buck, and the Swiss for making knives?
· Supports universal health-care. Just ask a Canadian how that works.
· Voted yes on providing habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees.
· Supports granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.
· Supports extending welfare to illegal immigrants.
· Voted yes on comprehensive immigration reform.
· Voted yes on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security.
. Wants to provide free education, including college, to illegals.
· Wants to make the minimum wage a 'living wage'.
· Voted with Democratic Party 96 percent of 251 votes. (241 votes Demo, 10 votes Republican)
· Is a big believer in the separation of church and state.
· Opposed to any efforts to Privatize Social Security and instead supports increasing the amount of tax paid into Soc. Sec. Tax Increase.
· He voted No on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax which now hits middle income brackets. Tax Increase.
· He voted No on repealing the 'Death' Tax. Tax Increase.
· He wants to raise the Capital Gains Tax. Tax Increase.
· Has repeatedly said the surge in Iraq has not succeeded...which is not true.
· He is ranked as the most liberal Senator in the Senate today and that takes some doing.
Some outstanding issues still remain. As I recall, America was a "free country." Not free as in everything is no charge as many have high hopes for but free in freedom to worship, to persue life, liberty and the persuit of happiness the way we, as individuals, see fit for ourselves with respect, morality, liberty and virtue. If this is still true then help me understand the following links
mandatory youth brigades:
gun ban leadership:
"Change", yes but what kind of change?
America really hasn't really been that way for several years but it began that way. Never have the American people been so willing to sacrifice their freedom for money...what the government can do for us; what the government will do for us, oppression, force, coersion, that, my friends is what we will get.
There are similarities in much of the verbiage that is used today as was used during the 1930's as Hitler imposed his ideology on Germany and through force and coersion many other nearby countries.
"A country that does not know where it has been does not know where it is going" one of our founding fathers said. I add that if we cannot remember history we are doomed to make the same mistakes again.
So as I close, think of all the wonderful things that "Change" brings:
Signature of FOCA
Instating the "fairness doctrine"
promoting "hate crimes" legislation
silencing "free speech"
Initiatives to "ban guns"
promoting equality to homosexuals
increased taxes and government spending
Invocation by a homosexual bishop
Inviting the "apostate" pastor, Rick Warren to speak as if he, himself is the new Jesus or one of Obamas disciples. Ezekial 24 is clear where he stands.
Ingrid mattson, an unrepentant woman with ties to Hamas will lead the prayer at the Cathedral, what will she pray for?
If we are to accept this prayer in a catholic church then maybe someone should consider reading an article that sums up the problem with this.
A British Muslim, showing the fundamental incompatibility of Islam with Western values, has called Christmas an "evil celebration" and "the pathway to hell." Rebuking Muslims who decorate their houses or serve Christmas turkey dinners, he says, "How can a Muslim possibly approve or participate in ... a practice that bases itself on the notion Allah has an offspring? The very concept of Christmas contradicts and conflicts with the foundation of Islam." He lives in England on a government dole, if you can believe it, getting about $40,000 a year, which funds his hate-filled sermons, in which he has, for instance, called for the execution of the Pope. ('Christmas is the pathway to hell': Muslim lawyer's extraordinary rant at 'evil' celebration Mail Online)
Have the people in this country lost their minds? One question of many is the question is :
"Why would a free man give up their freedom to another or to be dictacted by their government."
Monday, January 19, 2009
Alabama 1901, Preamble
We the people of the State of Alabama, invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish the following Constitution..
Alaska 1956, Preamble We, the people of Alaska, grateful to God and to those who founded our nation and pioneered this great land.
Arizona 1911, Preamble We, the people of the State of Arizona, grateful to Almig hty God for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution...
Arkansas 1874, Preamble We, the people of the State of Arkansas, grateful to Almighty God for the privilege of choosing our own form of government...
California 1879, Preamble We, the People of the State of California, grateful to Almighty Go d for our freedom...
Colorado 1876, Preamble We, the people of Colorado, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of Universe...
Connecticut 1818, Preamble. The People of Connecticut, acknowledging with gratitude the good Providence of God in ;permitting them to enjoy.
Delaware 1897, Preamble Through Divine Goodness all men have, by nature, the rights of worshipping and serving their Creator according to the dictates of their consciences.
Florida 1885, Preamble We, the people of the State of Florida, grateful to Almighty God for our constitutional liberty, establish this Constitution...
Georgia 1777, Preamble We, the people of Georgia, relying upon protection and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish this Constitution...
Hawaii 1959, Preamble We , the people of Hawaii, Grateful for Divine Guidance ... Establish this Constitution.
Idaho 1889, Preamble We, the people of the State of Idaho, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings.
Illinois 1870, Preamble We, the people of the State of Illinois, grateful to Almighty God for the civil , political and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors.
Indiana 1851, Preamble We, the People of the State of Indiana, grateful to Almighty God for the free exercise of the right to choose our form of government.
Iowa 1857, Preamble We, the People of the St ate of Iowa, grateful to the Supreme Being for the blessings hitherto enjoyed, and feeling our dependence on Him for a continuation of these blessings, establish this Constitution.
Kansas 1859, Preamble We, the people of Kansas, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious privileges establish this Constitution.
Kentucky 1891, Preamble. We, the people of the Commonwealth are grate ful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties..
Louisiana 1921, Preamble We, the people of the State of Louisiana, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties we enjoy.
Maine 1820, Preamble We the People of Maine acknowledging with grateful hearts the goodness of the Sovereign Ruler of the Universe in affording us an opportunity .. And imploring His aid and direction.
Maryland 1776, Preamble We, the people of the state of Maryland, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberty...
Massachusetts 1780, Preamble We...the people of Massachusetts, acknowledging with grateful hearts, the goodness of the Great Legislator of the Universe In the course of His Providence, an opportunity and devoutly imploring His direction .
Michigan 1908, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Michigan, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of freedom, establish this Constitution.
Minnesota, 1857, Preamble We, the people of the State of Minnesota, grateful to God for our civil and religious liberty, and desiring to perpetuate its blessings:
Mississippi 1890, Preamble We, the people of Mississippi in convention assembled, grateful to Al mighty God, and invoking His blessing on our work.
Missouri 1845, Preamble We, the people of Missouri, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, and grateful for His goodness . Establish this Constitution...
Montana 1889, Preamble. We, the people of Montana, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty establish this Constitution ..
Nebraska 1875, Preamble We, the people, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom . Establish this Constitution.
Nevada 1864, Preamble We the people of the State of Nevada, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, establish this Constitution...
New Hampshire 1792, Part I. Art. I. Sec. V Every individual has a natural and unalienable right to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience.
New Jersey 1844, Preamble We, the people of the State of New Jersey, grateful to Almighty God for civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors.
New Mexico 1911, Preamble We, the People of New Mexico, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty..
New York 1846, Preamble We, the people of the State of New York, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, in order to secure its blessings.
North Carolina 1868, Preamble We the people of the State of North Carolina, grateful to Almighty God, the Sovereign Ruler of Nations, for our civil, political, and religious liberties, and acknowledging our dependence upon Him for the continuance of those...
North Dakota 1889, Preamble We , the people of North Dakota, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, do ordain...
Ohio 1852, Preamble We the people of the state of Ohio, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings and to promote our common.
Oklahoma 1907, Preamble Invoking the guidance of Almighty God, in order to secure and perpetuate the blessings of liberty, establish this ...
Oregon 1857, Bill of Rights, Article I Section 2. All men shall be secure in the Natural right, to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their consciences
Pennsylvania 1776, Preamble We, the people of Pennsylvania, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, and humbly invoking His guidance....
Rhode Island 1842, Preamble. We the People of the State of Rhode Island grateful to Almighty God for the civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing...
South Carolina, 1778, Preamble We, the people of he State of South Carolina grateful to God for our liberties, do ordain and establish this Constitution.
South Dakota 1889, Preamble We, the people of South Dakota, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberties .
Tennessee 1796, Art. XI.III. That all men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their conscience...
Texas 1845, Preamble We the People of the Republic of Texas, acknowledging, with gratitude, the grace and beneficence of God.
Utah 1896, Preamble Grateful to Almighty God for life and liberty, we establish this Constitution.
Vermont 1777, Preamble Whereas all government ought to enable the individuals who compose it to enjoy their natural rights, and other blessin gs which the Author of Existence has bestowed on man .
Virginia 1776, Bill of Rights, XVI Religion, or the Duty which we owe our Creator can be directed only by Reason and that it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian Forbearance, Love and Charity towards each other
Washington 1889, Preamble We the People of the State of Washington, grateful to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution
West Virginia 1872, Preamble Since through Divine Providence we enjoy the blessings of civil, political and religious liberty, we, the people of West Virginia reaffirm our faith in and constant reliance upon God ...
Wisconsin 1848, Preamble We, the people of Wisconsin, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, domestic tranquility...
Wyoming 1890, Preamble We, the people of the State of Wyoming, grateful to God for our civil, political, and religious liberties, establish this Constitution...
To all who believe in the "separation of church and state, you have been duped!!!
Thursday, January 15, 2009
While he sent me several comments within a short period of time, and I am still trying to catch up,one thought stayed with me. The writer wrote that no one is trying to force me to do anything, I , respectfully disagree.
One good example is propostiton 8. Is violating the Constitution, the will of the people not judicial tyranny and oppression? Are they not dictating what we will do and will not do?
It's extremely serious: A clear majority of the voters in California voted in favor of Proposition 8, defining marriage along traditional one man/one woman lines, the amendment had passed.
The ACLU, Lambda Legal, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Americans United (AU), and others aligned with them are arguing that the votes of the majority should be thrown out. If they're successful, this would be the most extreme case of judicial over-reach in our lifetime.When a judge is free to take away your vote ... when the judicial branch of the government grasps this kind of power from the People themselves, who voted in accordance with their constitution ...The implications are grave. Any court, any judge, will be free to over-reach in any case, on any issue - and your own vote, as a citizen in this "Republic", could easily become meaningless and in many instances has already.
Another example is the OIC, the organization of islamic conference. This organization is trying to make it a felony or even punishable by death to speak against Islam in America once again violating my right to free speech.
There was an orgaization during the Obama campaign that were trying to punish those who speak against him.
A group of Christians were asked to leave the Cairo district in San Francisco for praying.
A man was arrested for preaching at the liberty bell in Philadelphia.
Bibles were removed from school, prayer was banned from school, the ten commandments were removed.
Secular humanism replaced Christian doctrine in school, history, science and english has been re-written and "tolerance, diversity and inclusion" became a large part of the school cirriculum.
My son, two days ago , while learning about the presidents, was told that James Buchanan may have been a homosexual. They did not mention that he may have been a "Christian", nor did they have any proof on why they thought this.
John Freshwater was arrested for oppoing that his child was being taught about the acceptance of homosexuals in elementary school, which was against his own beliefs and a violation of his personal liberty.
There are gay pride events all across the country and children are urged to attend. We are "forced" to stay away from the public places in which these parades exist to not expose ourselves or our children to this type of behavior and to not be beaten while sharing our opposition. In many areas it is promoted and "accepted" to have gay sex in the public streets.
Why is it acceptable that they can oppose Christians but we cannot oppose the homosexuals behavior?
The reason I mention this is because it is important to understand the word "Liberty."
Liberty is the freedom of expression one has without imposing or violating others with respect to morality. Our foundidng fathers spoke often about the importance of morality and the importance of "personal liberty"
Heterosexuals do not have parades and commit vile sex acts in the streets, we would be arrested How can this be allowed whether you are hetero or homo? What do you suppose the reason for parading in this manner is for?
Forgive me if I am wrong here but it has to be to express their freedom of expression right? (The Constitution did not make allowances for homosexual behavior because it was considered immoral and aginst the law at that time). How is it that so many Constitutional lawyers missed this? Maybe it is about forcing us to accept who they are. I welcome some thoughts on why?
Would I have better luck if I forced and agenda on you or if I introduced it with respect? Aside from the fact that it is immoral, they continue to call us haters.
Who hates who when they become riotus to show their dissapproval of an amendment process that was voted on by the people who oppose their behavior, then try to convince our "pathetic judiciary"that it was unconstitutional and have them consider repealing the will of the people?
The Supreme court has one purpose, to interpret the Constitutionality of the case, not manipulate it, desecrate it, make a mockery of it disrespecting the American citizens who still respect it, honor it and pledge their lives to it and died for it. It would be better to remove the Constitution then to continue to disrespect everything our founding fathers, through Christ, has done for us in this great nation.
Those in this radical agenda are violating state, federal, constitutional , biblical and natural laws, without respect for the majority who are law abiding citizens. Illegal acts and those who violate the law have been punished until now, now they are rewarded and promoted.
Are we being "forced" to conform, Yes we are. We, as a nation, have become a pathetic, selfish, self-serving, vile, disrespectful, greedy people who have no regard for future generations and the proof is our willingness to destroy the family, children though abortion and allow homosexual behavior to reign over the traditional families snubbing one of God's most righteous gifts, the ability for the woman to bare a child creating the family that would replensh the Earth.
One particular thing stayed with me long after the comments we shared and that was when he said that " I am not being forced to do anything I do not want to do by the progression of secularization of America and the homosexual agenda, I however disagree.
It is quite obvious and has been for some time that we are , in fact being "forced" in many ways, it would not take long for someone to perform the research on the internet or library to find that what I am saying is true.
I have been compiling articles and links relating to the advancement of what many believe to be a violation of our individual liberty, natual law, God's law and civil law.
I commonly associate these advancements to being "forced" to comply, not only with the homosexual agenda but in all cases of persecution against believers in God.
Many will disagree but it important to understand that I only base my opinions on my facts received and do not intend on creating my own system of "moral relativity" relying only on my perseption and my feelings on a particluar day.
Some examples are:
9th Circuit 'making law' againConservative military watchdog Elaine Donnelly believes the Supreme Court will once again be called on to overturn a ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, this time dealing with the military's ban on homosexuals serving in the military.
Americans taxed to fund abortionsA conservative congressman is blasting Democrats for attempting to use the emergency war-funding bill to line the pockets of the countr y's largest abortion provider.
High Court Unlikely to Settle 'Gay Marriage' Issue, Experts Say(CNSNews.com) - Last week's decision by the California Supreme Court establishing homosexual marriage there has some people wondering whether the U.S. Supreme Court eventually will take up the issue. Top legal experts have different opinions.
Pastors to Be Sued for Not 'Marrying' Sodomites?Editor's note: After refusing to publicly hold civil officials accountable for disobeying the commandments of God concerning the crimes of homosexuality, pastors and churches in California now may face lawsuits for refusing to "marry" filthy sodomites, lawyers say. "Ye are...
Scouts sue to stay in headquartersA Boy Scouts chapter is suing the city of Philadelphia for charging the organization $200,000 rent because the city doesn't like the Scouts' ban on homosexuals from participating in Scouting.Churches harassed in MinnesotaChurches in Ramsey County, Minnesota, are facing what Christian legal experts call illegal harassment.
Liberty Counsel Will File a Motion on Friday with the California Supreme Court Requesting a Stay and a Rehearing on the Marriage Decision
Campus tirade against pro-lifersThe free-speech rights of a University of Wisconsin pro-life club were violated recently, and the incident has been posted on the popular video-sharing website YouTube.
California Supreme Court’s Denial of Stay Ignores the Will of the People
Home schooling labeled 'anarchy'The response of California's teachers' union to pro-family attempts to protect home schooling in that state has outraged one attorney who is working on the case.
Fatigue, intimidation take toll in MaineA campaign to remove special legal protections for Maine residents who choose to engage in homosexual behavior has ended, due in part -- says the campaign organizer -- to an intimidation campaign by homosexual activists.
GAY ACTIVISTS AGAIN PLACE THEIR HOPE IN JUDICIAL ACTIVISM
Homosexual Activists Seek to Block Vote on California Marriage Amendment)
Proposition 8, a classic case of "judicial tyranny" and the advancement of "special interest" groups confirming another instance of Socialism and the further corruption of this government.
Like I said, there are many articles that prove that their is an element of "force" in such agendas and it is important to decide:
Do we go by a system of laws, The Constitution, or don't we?
We can't have it both ways.
Monday, January 12, 2009
"No person shall be elected to the office of president more than twice, and no person who has held office of president, or acted as president, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected president shall be elected to office more than once"
I have been reading and communicating with many about constitutional issues and I am told many times "Why do you worry so much, nothing is going to happen, it's the law of the land. It has been there for many years and no one is doing anything to destroy it- You are just paranoid or scared..." or the famous, it wasn't meant to mean that...another instance of "relativism?"
I have read many articles as well as done some research into history, probably more than some to know differently. I have found the ones who tell me not to worry are the ones who, perhaps have never read at all or very little, maybe from unreliable sources.
As I have written in past posts, our first ammendment right has been completely desumated,manipulated and disgraced, our second, fourth ammendments and others are in the works and now, the latest?
I have also written about Obama and his agenda that no one seems to understand or believe, I have written about a larger agenda also that people believe is "conspiracy theory"
What do the two of these have in common? More defacing of our rights and freedoms. Not many know about the 22nd ammendment, perhaps they should become familiar with it quickly if you are concerned about a "dictatorship."
For the layman, it is simply this. If the XXII amendment becomes null and void, we are left with a reigning president who can stay in office as long as they wish irregardless of what the people think of him. We will have a dictatorship much like many other countries like Cuba where Castro has been forever, it seems, Saddam Hussein, Kim Jong-Il just to name a few. This is important and if violated will be one more nail in the coffin of our freedom as individuals and as a country.
It is evident to me that few will bother to speak out until they are affected personally, by then my friends, it will have been too late.
Reality or conspiracy theory? You decide, however the proof is given at the link below.
Introducing HJ Resolution 5:
111th CONGRESS House Bills][From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access][DOCID: hj5ih.txt][Introduced in House]111th CONGRESS1st SessionH. J. RES. 5
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President.______________________________________________________
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESI haven't had a chance to check it out, yet, but...January 6, 2009Mr. Serrano introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary_______________________________________________________________________JOINT RESOLUTION: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification:``Article--``The twenty-second article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.'
Saturday, January 10, 2009
It is easy for we humans to think we are so smart, just remember there is a consequence for everything we do. Without knowing what the consequences are, are you still willing to continue down this road?
It is our failure as Christians and moral people to stop this behavior while we had the chance;now we will have to deal with the consequences. If we continue to lay down, as we have we can only expect to be forced to conform, and we will won't we? I see little sign of opposition even by those in the church.
The list of supporters is below and growing
Wake Up America!
AAA Northern California, Nevada and Utah
Abercrombie & Fitch
Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld
Allianz Life Insurance Co
. of North America
Alston & Bird
Arent Fox LLP
Arnold & Porter
Bain & Co.
Baker & Daniels LLP
Bank of America
Bank of New York Mellon Corp.
Barnes & Noble
Bausch & Lomb
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
Boston Consulting Group
Bright Horizons Family Solutions
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co
Campbell Soup Co.
Clear Channel Communications
Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance US LLP
Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc.
Constellation Energy Group Inc.
Covington & Burling LLP
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Deloitte & Touche
Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP
Diageo North America
Dorsey & Whitney
Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
Eli Lilly & Co.
Ernst & Young
Faegre & Benson
Foley & Lardner
Fried, Frank, Haris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Hartford Financial Services
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Haynes and Boone LLP
Hoffman-La Roche Inc.
Holland & Knight
Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP
ING North America Insurance
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
Jenner & Block
Johnson & Johnson
Kimberly Clark Corp.
Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group
Kirkland & Ellis
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel
Latham & Watkins
Littler Mendelson PC
Lockheed Martin Corp.
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP
Marsh & McLennan Cos.
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance
McDermott Will & Emery
McKinsey & Co.
Merck & Co.
Merrill Lynch & Co.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
Morrison & Foerster
National Grid USA
New York Life Insurance Co.
New York Times
Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp.
O'Melveny & Myers
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP
Pepsi Bottling Group Inc.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Proskauer Rose LLP
Raymond James Financial
Recreational Equipment Inc.
Reynolds American Inc.
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP
Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold LLP
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal
Southern California Edison
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide
State Street Corp.
Subaru of America
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Sun Life Financial Inc.
Toyota Financial Services
Toyota Motor Sales USA
United Business Media
United Parcel Service
US Airways Group
Vinson & Elkins
Volkswagen of America
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Weil, Gotshal and Manges
Wells Fargo & Co.
White & Case
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Winston & Strawn
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
In 567 AD, the Council of Tours ended a dispute.
Western Europe celebrated Christmas, December 25, and Eastern Europe celebrated Epiphany, JANUARY 6, recalling the Wise Men's visit and Jesus' baptism.
The Council made all 12 days from December 25 to January 6 "holy days" or "holidays," thus the "Twelve Days of Christmas."
A song from 1625, "In Those Twelve Days," assigned meanings to each day:
"What are they that are but one? We have one God alone...
What are they which are by two? Two testaments, Old and New...
What are they which are but three? Three persons in the Trinity...
What are they which are but four? Four sweet Evangelists there are...
What are they which are but five? Five senses...
What are they which are but six? Six days to labor...
What are they which are but seven? Seven liberal arts hath God sent down...
What are they which are but eight? Eight Beatitudes...
What are they which are but nine? Nine Muses...with sacred tunes...
What are they which are but ten? Ten statutes God to Moses gave...
What are they which are but eleven? Eleven thousand virgins...suffered death for Jesus' sake.
What are they which are but twelve? Twelve attending on God's son."
Thanks to my friend Bill Federer for his incredible research on infomation like this.
If this is so then why are their so many instances where Christians are asked to be quiet, asked to leave while praying in the Cairo district in San francisco, or the man arrested for speaking biblical scripture in front of the liberty bell in Philidelphia, or the OIC at the United nations trying to make speaking against Islam punishable by death in America, how about the fairness doctrine? Silence those in oppositon is the ruling...these examples just to name a few.
How is it we can go by the letter of the above phrase without manipulation to include vile, sacreligious and immoral, disrepectful statements but silence the truth on what founded this great nation.
It is important to know that the American people and people around the world are being duped by a barrage of lies so large that once your eyes have been opened you will not believe the depth and complexity and the ultimate goal for our future.
Our founding fathers never intended "free speech" to mean what the "Supreme Court" and the "ACLU"have desumated it to mean. If anyone knew any history they would understand this as a complete lie and the lies continue un-noticed by American citizens.
The article today where an islamic man was awarded 240,000 for his violation of rights by the ACLU is heresy. If anyone knew history they would understand that Islam is in exact opposition to what America believes but we have become so ignorant that we don't know any better.
I must retract abit in the last statement in that before America was a "multicultural nation" because of our "tolerance" to allow other religions. Other Christian religions at first then to include all religions, which our founding fathers warned us of the dangers, Free speech was included in the Bill of rights, in this nation built to further "Christianity" to allow the freedom to express our beliefs in Christ no to supress them. The Bill of Rights being part of the Constitution makes it part of the documents that our founding fathers specifically stated was for a "moral and religious people." Religious meant for Christianity not to include all others. If we are not either, they realized that this law of the land would have no meaning.
As I have written before, the ACLU (American Communist Lawyer Association), the Supreme court and others could not accurately site or interpret the Constitution if their lives depended on it. Sadly our lives do.
Please America, wake up before it is too late!!!
Monday, January 5, 2009
He had began his Winter visits about three years ago, when he came with another friend of ours and enjoyed the vacation so much we have continued the tradition.
The vacation relaxation and maximum enjoyment factor may have changed for my friend since I was awakened to an urgency that was almost undescribable two years ago. I was awakened to an unquechable desire for knowledge both biblically and politically, desiring the truth for each and their application not only of the world but for our country, our state and as individuals.
I began his trip last year with a compilation of commentaries from a friend of mine, Coach Dave Daubenmire, who was sued by the ACLU for praying with his high school football team in New London, Ohio, who has, since dedicated the rest of his life to preaching the truth on the same issues as I feel led to educate others about. He, through Christ, is my mentor.
We had began listening shortly after I picked him up and before three of the commentaries had finished, he politely asked me if we could listen to music or something that was more "posistive" because the commentaries were regarding the most contraversial issues that plague the world today.I told him since I had his attention for a few hours I would have him listen to these commentaries because I wasn't sure he would take the time to listen if we were apart. I told him this would be all I would bother him with this trip not realizing what would happen the following year.
This year began much the same way but I promised myself I would not batter him like I did the previous year but it didn't take long before we were conversing about what I had learned through my research of the previous year and in many issues it was apparent that we did not agree.
I have had very few true friends in my life and I value them. It is important for me to explain that I love my friends in such a way that I am willing to sacrifice those frienships in order for them to get the truth.
John is not one who I would say who spends much time researching issues like I do. He has a full business and a crew to run as well as a family. I, on the other hand, am soon in need for work and have taken advantage of the slow time to become more educated and I enjoy it.
John is like many people I know, in one aspect, in that he finds so many of these contraversial issues so hard to believe. He believes that People and governments are generally good and that most people make decisions according to their good conscience. He believes that these people have respect for religion, the law and the Constitution as the law of the land. He believes that the Media tells the truth and that people do not generally lie especially in positions like leadership and the media. He does not seem too aware about bad things that are so far fetched that they can't possibly have any validity.
My friend John is the happiest, most kind-hearted, ecologically-friendly, self-professed Christian that I know. Sometimes I wonder if I would have that happiness if I didn't know what I do as well. Does "Ignorance is Bliss" really hold true?
I ask myself, frequently, How with all of the reading and research I do in order to find the truth, can I not be effective in educating others on issues that are so important that if they continue not knowing will become dangerous for future generations? How is it that we have become so numb to our surroundings that we will not believe something IS until it happens to us personally?
If my friend who has known me forever does not believe what I tell him, how will I get anyone else to?
Excited at times I feel truly blessed to know what I know, however knowing for myself is not where the true blessings come from, it is in finding those who are willing to listen and begin to research for themselves to find the truth that isn't hard to find if one would just look.
I love my friends and have a deep respect for them for who they are and the fact that put up with me as long as they have. I would do anything for them and I hope they realize that includes not being afraid to "call a spade a spade" and being up front in every way.
I sincerely hope that our trips continue in the future and one day I may have others see what I see and that I may create a hunger for truth and knowledge as was given to me.
JOB 17:5 "He that speaketh flattery to his friends, even the eyes of his children shall fail"
Job 19:21 Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, O yea my friends; for the hand God hath touched me.
Joh 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Whereas on the 22nd day of September, A.D. 1862, a proclamation was issued by the President of the United States, containing, among other things, the following, to wit:
"That on the 1st day of January, A.D. 1863, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free; and the executive government of the United States, including the military and naval authority thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of such persons and will do no act or acts to repress such persons, or any of them, in any efforts they may make for their actual freedom.
"That the executive will on the 1st day of January aforesaid, by proclamation, designate the States and parts of States, if any, in which the people thereof, respectively, shall then be in rebellion against the United States; and the fact that any State or the people thereof shall on that day be in good faith represented in the Congress of the United States by members chosen thereto at elections wherein a majority of the qualified voters of such States shall have participated shall, in the absence of strong countervailing testimony, be deemed conclusive evidence that such State and the people thereof are not then in rebellion against the United States."
Now, therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, by virtue of the power in me vested as Commander-In-Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States in time of actual armed rebellion against the authority and government of the United States, and as a fit and necessary war measure for supressing said rebellion, do, on this 1st day of January, A.D. 1863, and in accordance with my purpose so to do, publicly proclaimed for the full period of one hundred days from the first day above mentioned, order and designate as the States and parts of States wherein the people thereof, respectively, are this day in rebellion against the United States the following, to wit:
Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana (except the parishes of St. Bernard, Palquemines, Jefferson, St. John, St. Charles, St. James, Ascension, Assumption, Terrebone, Lafourche, St. Mary, St. Martin, and Orleans, including the city of New Orleans), Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia (except the forty-eight counties designated as West Virginia, and also the counties of Berkeley, Accomac, Morthhampton, Elizabeth City, York, Princess Anne, and Norfolk, including the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth), and which excepted parts are for the present left precisely as if this proclamation were not issued.
And by virtue of the power and for the purpose aforesaid, I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within said designated States and parts of States are, and henceforward shall be, free; and that the Executive Government of the United States, including the military and naval authorities thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of said persons.
And I hereby enjoin upon the people so declared to be free to abstain from all violence, unless in necessary self-defence; and I recommend to them that, in all case when allowed, they labor faithfully for reasonable wages.
And I further declare and make known that such persons of suitable condition will be received into the armed service of the United States to garrison forts, positions, stations, and other places, and to man vessels of all sorts in said service.
And upon this act, sincerely believed to be an act of justice, warranted by the Constitution upon military necessity, I invoke the considerate judgment of mankind and the gracious favor of Almighty God.