Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Kindergarten Girl Who Taught Me So Much.

M will take place of the girls name

A little girl died yesterday at the age of 6. She was a girl who I got the pleasure of knowing while I was a Para at Ogden Elementary School. She tested my patience at times, but whenever she saw me outside the classroom she would yell, "Mr. W." and run up and give me a hug. At times she was defiant, but that seemed to be her way of testing you. She wanted to know what she could get away with. One day she had a seizure in class, and I was just getting back from lunch. Another student ran out of the classroom and when asked what was wrong, she said, "M is having a fever." So we went to the nurse and got the medication we needed that was supposed to stop it, but by the time we got there her seizure stopped and she was sleeping. So we got a wheelchair, and I picked her up and took her to the nurses office, and by the time I laid her down, the fire alarm went off, so I had to put her pack in the wheelchair and take her outside. I always felt for her, because my wife has epilepsy, and my sister did as well, it was one of the reasons I wanted to work with her.

One of my most memorable moments with M was when she had earned her 5 pennies. (The 5 pennies was a reward program that we had used to reward the good behavior, so she wouldn't be as defiant.) She usually wanted to go on the computer, or go see Mrs Ehie, but this time she wanted me to read to her, and to use hand puppets. When I got done reading, she wanted me to read again, but I told her we had to rejoin the class. So in her sweetest voice she said, "I love you Mr. W."I just smiled and told her if you earn your 5 pennies again I will read to her again, so she agreed and went back to class. However, when she earned those 5 pennies she didn't want me to read to her, she wanted to go see Mrs. Ehie. I will never forget the walks to go turn in the attendance, the hugs, and the smiles. She taught me patience, and she reminded me why I chose to do what I do. She reminded me the love I have for children.

As Jesus says in Matthew 19:14 "Let the children come to me. Don't stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children." I pray that M is enjoying heaven right now, and I look forward to the day when I can thank her for being herself, and reminding me of why I am in the ministry.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Politically correct

Well, it is that time of year again. The time of year where the ACLU jump at the chance to sue small towns for saying Merry Christmas in public places. We have gotten to a point where being politically correct is the new norm. You cannot offend a non-Christian. Christians do get the raw end of the deal, they cannot worship openly without offending anybody. They cannot celebrate their holidays without reading a news story of another town with a high tradition of putting a manger scene in city park having to cave to the ACLU because one person gets upset. It is sad to see, but it is not surprising. In my opinion America has raised a bunch of quitters. People are too afraid to stand up for what they believe in. They are taught to conform with everybody else. We need to raise a new generation of leaders, ones that are willing to go against the grain, and be able to take the heat, when the world is against them. How do we do it? It all starts in the home.

Step 1- Parents have to be parents again. The other day I saw a news article about a woman suing McDonalds because their ads make her kids want a happy meal, and she normally gives in. That isn't being a parent. What is wrong with saying "No!" and that being the answer? Luckily for me I have seen many friends of mine, who I think will raise great kids give birth to children. I at least know there will be a few good leaders.

Step 2- Don't let the school's be the only teacher. Schools today are trying their best to teach our kids, but their is little to no support from the parents. Schools can only do so much, and there is not much time for the child to build their own beliefs. Teachers are now pretty much forced to teach a test, and that is how we figure out if a school is passing or failing a child. Students are over loaded with information, and many times that information can be contradictory with what your beliefs are.

Step 3- Be the role model you are supposed to be. Do your homework, find out what you believe and stand up for it. Don't sit back and do nothing, just because you are one person. If you let somebody jump all over you because your beliefs are not politically correct, your child is going to see that. Make a stand! Show your child that you are not afraid to stand up for what you believe in. Show them that you are a leader, and that it is okay to go against the grain.

Now, I would like to take this time to wish all of you a Merry CHRISTmas. Hope you all have a safe holiday, and this New Year make it a point to do your homework, figure out what you believe and stand up for it. Be a true role model for the younger generation, and who knows maybe our next generation will have the best leaders this world has ever seen.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

What is coming?

‎"Most of you have no idea what to do, or whats coming. Some of you do. This isn’t a fight about land, about this town. This is a fight for our very existence."- Johnston Green (Jericho, Coalition of the Willing)

“Are things in our country so bad that it might actually be time for revolution?” Dylan Radigan asked on his MSNBC show. His answer: “The answer is obviously ‘yes.’ The only question is, ‘how to do it?’” He goes on to say “To clear our dire problems may require even more drastic solutions,” he said. While introducing his cartoonist guest, Ratigan says those solutions might include “violence or at least the threat thereof” Now many on the left claimed it was Glenn Beck calling for a violent revolution, even though he said the exact opposite. Now a progressive, after conservatives win the house says, we need to have a revolution with "violence or at least the threat thereof." Where is the public outcry? Why are people not pointing out the hypocrisy? I am at the point where I believe a civil war is going to come. It will be American vs. American. Will it happen within a couple years? I have no idea. But looking at the political ads the left and right are becoming more polarized. The attacks are getting dirtier, and people are becoming more divided. And, if you believe that 2012 will be nicer, you have another thing coming. It will be nastier, and even more dividing. Friendships could become strained. If the left and the right both believe in some sort of revolution it will happen. How it happens depends on you.

Monday, November 8, 2010


I have been without work now for over 3 months. It is easy for me to know how long, because I have been without work since my son was born. You wont see me cry about it though, because I believe that God has a plan for me. I won't sit around and do nothing, I don't expect a handout. I like to earn what I get. I may not be employed, but my faith in God keeps me strong. I know I need to spread the Gospel of Christ. One way of doing that is through travel. My wife and I do craft fairs quite often, and one way we share our faith is how we are with other people. We currently sell Jewelry and Baby stuff such as Pacifier clips, burp rags, and nursing covers, but that only reaches to a certain demographic. That is one reason why I decided to get into the action by making and selling Dog treats. My goal is to not only make good treat for dogs, but to Spread the Gospel on how we conduct ourselves on a weekly basis. I don't see this period of unemployment as an awful time, but to find out new ways to share my faith. If that means selling dog treats across the midwest, then so be it. I just pray that God uses me where he needs me.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Are tea Party politicians really tea party people?

The Elections have come and gone for many states, which is welcome by both the left and the right. This years attacks were some of the worse I have seen. It looks as if the victors were the Republicans and the Tea Party. However, that got me to thinking. Are the Tea Party politicians really a part of the Tea Party? Every Tea Party politician is a Republican, and many of them had republican affiliation before the Tea Party existed. However the make-up of the Tea Party is mixed between all parties, who are fed up with the current climate in Washington. The most famous Tea Party politician is Sarah Palin, and she has endorsed many of the Tea Party candidates during the election period. Now I bring this up because I had a conversation with a friend of mine. Something does not seem right. Over the past year I have seen what seems to be a take over of the Tea Party by the Republican Party. Many people say it is the reverse, but I disagree. If you look many of those who ran were already republican politicians, but they added the Tea Party symbol to that. I want to stress that all people who consider themselves part of the Tea Party to look closely at the candidates who won. Keep their feet to the fire, and make sure they are not hijacking your movement. Yes the Republicans ideology may line up better, and they may have accepted the Tea Party as legitimate, but that does not mean they can take over. So again look closely at the candidates who won. Do they really match up with the Tea Party ideology, or are they just Hijacking a very popular movement?

Saturday, October 30, 2010


I learned something today. So, on facebook in your political views they have some you can choose from 2 of those you need to avoid. Very Liberal and Very Conservative. You cannot talk to them and have an open dialogue. A very liberal person will hate conservatives and a very Conservative will hate liberals. There really is no discussing things. I personally am a conservative (if you have paid any attention to my blog you would already know that). However I am willing to have a discussion with those that disagree, however through some of my friends I have found that is not the case. They are blinded. For example, they will post a link saying some media personality is inciting violence, however, that link has no evidence what so ever, however, if you look at the comments in the article are saying said media personality should die, and he needs to burn. It is a hypocritical situation. I will be thankful when November 2 is over. I am going to take a LONG break from politics. This blog will have a different focus, at least on the short term.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Obama- The most divisive President

I really wanted to go until the Election without a post. I did not want to post anything, but this caught my eye. President Obama was talking to the Latin community, and this is what he said, "But they are going to be paying attention to this election and if Latinos sit out the election instead of saying we're going to punish our enemies and we're going to reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us, if they don't see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it's going to be harder and that's I didn't think it's so important that people focus on voting on November 2nd." Did you catch that? Punish our enemies. Now, you never heard Bush call democrats and liberals enemies. You never heard Clinton call Conservatives and Republicans enemies either. But this is what this country has come to. You have a president calling half of the country enemies. Now I may disagree with liberals out there. I have some friends that if all we talked about were our political views we might not be friends, but thankfully that is not all this world is about. Yes, at this time politics is critical, but you know what? If politics is going to end up being a blood bath in the end, I don't want a part if it. Obama said he was listening to those who did not earn his vote. Yet, he looks at us, Some of us are trying to help this country get on track. We lend out our hand in support, and he spits in our face. I have become and enemy in his eyes. I have become a target. To those of my friends who I don't see eye to eye with politically, you will never hear me call you an enemy. When the time comes, and I get the chance to run for political office You will never hear me call my opponent an enemy. You will never see me attack someone. My hope would be that my opponent want to help America as much as I do. I know they believe in a different path. I get that, but we are only as strong as our leaders, and right now, it appears we are not that strong at all.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

It's Almost Here

For those who can, now is the time to get ready. November 2 is almost here. You get to decide who is in and who is out. Remember it doesn't matter whether they are Republican or Democrat. What matters is, can you trust them? I have been thinking about this for a while now. There is a chance that Republicans will win majority in the House, and maybe the Senate. What will happen if they do? Will they keep their promises, or will they continue to work the way Washington has in the past? Is it all for show? If they do take both, and they don't change what is going on, what happens in 2012? Many Americans already believe it is a good idea to vote in an independent. Will that finally happen? Could we see an independent candidate become President. The 2010 elections could give us more questions than answers.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Obama: Voters 'Scared,' Not Thinking Clearly About Election

"People out there are still hurting very badly, and they are still scared. And so part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now, and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time, is because we're hard-wired not to always think clearly when we're scared," Obama said at a Democratic fundraiser Saturday in Boston. "And the country is scared, and they have good reason to be."

Sorry Obama, but the country is not scared. The country just realizes we cannot sustain on the path that we are on. We cannot continue to have 1.3 trillion dollar deficits. A majority of Americans said they did not agree with the healthcare bill, yet it was forced upon us. You have a majority, yet you cant get bills passed, then blame Republicans because you cant get enough Democrats to pass your agenda. It may be October, and Halloween may be around the corner, but America is not scared. They are just preparing for election day.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

They Just don't get it!

Obama has done it again. He believes that whether or not the Republicans win big, they will have to work more with him. "It may be that regardless of what happens after this election, they feel more responsible," he is quoted saying in the Sunday edition of The New York Times Magazine, "either because they didn't do as well as they anticipated, and so the strategy of just saying no to everything and sitting on the sidelines and throwing bombs didn't work for them, or they did reasonably well, in which case the American people are going to be looking to them to offer serious proposals and work with me in a serious way." It looks as if he is sating hey no matter what the American people believe, The Republicans won't be able to use the Conservative way. They have to do it Obama's way. That is not all, Several endangered House Democrats think they may have found a way to escape voters' wrath in next month's midterm elections: run against House Speaker Pelosi. Their idea, is to tell the American voters they won't elect Pelosi as the Speaker if they win re-election. Well, yeah that is a start, but were they not voting in line with Pelosi on a majority of issues? You see Pelosi may be a problem, but so were the Democrats. When it came to Healthcare, they did not listen to the American people. Now, they expect the American people to trust them? They know they are in trouble. They think you are gullible though. They think your unintelligent. Ask John Kerry. He believes "We have an electorate that doesn't always pay that much attention to what's going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what's happening." Your just too stupid to understand politics. You don't really know what is going on... Well this November, Show them you know what is going on. Vote them out.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Federal Judge Orders Halt to 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Enforcement

A federal judge issued a worldwide injunction Tuesday stopping enforcement of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, ending the U.S. military's 17-year-old ban on openly gay troops. Although this is being praised by gay rights activists, I believe this to be the wrong decision. As I posted earlier I believe that Gays should be allowed to serve openly, however I do believe this to be the wrong time to do it. Polls do show that Americans believe they should serve openly, I get that, but at the same time a majority of Men and Women who currently serve in the military still disagree. Many commanding officers said they would separate gays from the rest of the troops, which would then bring lawsuits, which means many good people will be hurt, and taxpayers would pay for the cost. I do not believe a judge has the right to determine military policy. It is not their place. They know nothing when it comes to serving in the military, and they are not objective. First thing people should know about objectivity, is that nobody is objective. This decision should not have been made by a single person. Especially when you had the Pentagon looking at what a decision like this could do to the morale of the troops. I believe the judge just opened a can of worms, and she will have to bear what is about to come. The military has its own way of doing things, and even though the military cannot kick people out for being gay. The military as a whole can still make it very difficult for someone to serve openly

Friday, October 8, 2010

"Decision Points"

President Bush is coming out with a book on November 9th called Decision Points."It's about the decisions I made as president, and it's very anecdotal. Here are the stories, and you can decide what you would have done," he was quoted as saying in the Press-Register of Mobile. Now many of you may be wondering why I would bring this up. Well it is simple. Many people have told me, "You should respect President Obama," or 'Obama is your President. You need to show him respect." I don't know about you, but I was always taught respect is earned. As stated in my previous blog Obama is not listening, and because of that he is doing nothing to gain my respect. Now I may not agree with many of the things George Bush did, such as TARP and No Child Left Behind, but as time goes on Bush has earned respect. One reasonI think why is because he has become a target of both Democrats and President Obama since he left office, and he has refused to comment on the current state of political affairs. He said, "You're not going to see me out opining or offering my critique. Frankly, I don't think it's good for the country to have a former president criticize his successor." Now Many people may disagree with me, but a July Gallup Poll has Bush's approval rating after leaving office is up to 45% which just so happens to be Obama's current approval rating. I believe history will be a lot nicer to Bush than Obama. 

Monday, October 4, 2010

A Failing President

On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.  On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas that for far too long have strangled our politics.  We remain a young nation.  But in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things.  The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea passed on from generation to generation:  the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.

These are the words of our current president. He said these things on the day he took office. However, he has failed at listening to his own words.  On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas that for far too long have strangled our politics. He has failed to end these petty grievances, and false promises. He blames the Bush Administration after almost 2 years in office. He attacks Republicans for disagreeing with him, and doesn't listen to idea's from the right, saying it is failed policy. However, in Obama's victory speech he promised to gain the trust of those who did not vote for him. He said, "to those Americans whose support I have yet to earn - I may not have won your vote, but I hear your voices, I need your help, and I will be your President too." However when it came to the Tea Party he laughed them off. He has governed from the left. He said "we know that government cant solve every problem" however every step of the way he has tried to make government the answer. When Obama was sworn in his approval rating was above 65% with only 16% disapproving. America was willing to give this president a shot. I was willing to give this president a shot. Now his approval rating stands around 42% and his disapproval rating is around 50%. He has alienated a majority of Americans. even one of his supporters told him she was "exhausted defending you" and waiting for meaningful change. Now, Obama has two years. He can change. He doesn't have to follow the current path he is on. He doesn't have to keep alienating Americans. But really what do we expect, Change? We have already been through that. He won't change. The moves are his to make. These next two years will determine his legacy.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Barter system

According to the .S. Bureau of Labor Statistics our unemployment rate is at 9.5%, but the Bureau of Labor Statistics headline number counts as unemployed only people who have actively looked for a job in the previous four weeks. About 2.6 million people had pursued jobs in the past 12 months but, discouraged by the lack of opportunity, had stopped looking altogether. This means that the unemployment rate is higher than the 9.5%. And what about the people who only have part time jobs, or because of the economy have had to take a reduction in pay? Many people are hurting right now, and something needs to be done. I just heard about a lady who gives free haircuts for the unemployed. That is a step in the right direction. But what else can be done? Well i have a few ideas. I have been out of work since the end of July, and like many others, I have skills that are useful. Last week, I learned I would need my Ball Joints on the Ford Escape replaced. Well, I don't have $500 just laying around to get it fixed, and with a child and just one vehicle I didn't want to risk that part failing. So, I found someone who could help me fix the Vehicle. I paid for the parts, but he did the repairs for no cost. In return, I am tutoring his daughter in math 1-2 times a week. There are many people out there that have the skills to work, but cannot find a job. As Americans we need to come together to help each other out. There are things that can get done if we work together. From teachers, to mechanics, to carpenters, to lawyers. Somewhere someone is willing to work, but has not had that lucky break yet. Now is the time to come together as Americans to help each other out. Just imagine what could get done if everyone was willing to help out.   

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Long time no post!

So, over the last few months I have been absent from the blogging community. The Biggest reason was my hire to the US Census Bureau. The Next was the birth of my son. However with elections coming up I thought now would be a good time to post. I am going to spend a lot of this time talking about Florida Representative Alan Grayson. He recently released an attack ad comparing his opponent Daniel Webster views to those of the Taliban. He said this based off of a 2009 speech that was taken out of Context. Earlier on Sept. 2, 2010, Grayson referred to people attending Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally the previous weekend by saying “These are people who were wearing sheets over their heads 25 years ago.” He also said: “You only have three friends in life: God, your mama, and the Democratic Party.” And in August he accused Republican operatives in a heated exchange of spying on an Organizing for America conference. It goes without saying that this guy is a loose cannon. He is out of touch with the regular American, and because of this he is seven points behind Webster in a recent Sunshine State News Poll. However, to be fair we have allowed Washington to be this way. It is not Grayson, and it is not just Democrats. If you remember, there was a reason the Democrats won the House in 2006. There is a reason Obama won the Presidency in 2008. We did want change. The government has gained power for a while now. It used to be a slow process. But recently it has picked up steam, and because of that we are finally taking notice. The Question remains, "Can it be stopped?"

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Transdenominational Church

This post is something that I have been thinking about for a while. When I became a Christian back in 2002, it was the cool thing to do. Today it isn't the "cool" thing to do. At a time where Christianity is being attacked, we as Christians are attacking ourselves as well. Look at the fights between denominations. We fight for numbers within the city at the cost of our brothers and sisters in Christ. We care more and more about church numbers, and less about how we can partner with other churches in town. In Ogden, KS we have the Methodist Church, Bible Church, Korean Church, Baptist Church, and the Catholic Church. Within those churches, the Bible and Baptist church used to be one and the same before there was a split. The church is like politics, We campaign to bring more and more people to our building, and not the other churches. "You come to our church and we will feed you pancakes, and give you a free Bible." It should not be that way. We should be a Transdenominational community. Our founding fathers believed in this. They had different traditional beliefs, but their core value was the same. Likewise, we should be teaming up, and growing the Body of Christ. There are things some people can provide, that others may not me able to. If one church has a passion for youth, let them take the lead on the youth ministry, but partner with them. If another church in your community is Military oriented, let that church take the lead, but support them. One church may have a need to help the poor in the community. Give them support. We all share the Basic Ideas. Christ is King. He died for our sins, and without him we would be headed to hell. We are not Lutheran, Methodist, or Baptist. We are Christians, and we need to strengthen the Body of Christ. If we can do this, in a time where being a Christian is not the thing to do, if we can put aside our traditional differences, We will strengthen the body, and we will win people to Christ. 

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Immigration Reform

Well the next reform we may face is immigration, so here is my view on immigration. When it comes to immigration in the United States the first thing many of us think of is illegal immigration. Therefore that is where I will start. At first my thought was, ok how d I do this without sounding at any way racist, and as I go about it I hope that I can make my opinion known without being thought as one. In 2005 I took a summer job at McDonalds in Wichita, Kansas. Roughly eighty-five percent of the workers there were Mexican.  Most of which were related to the manager. To me that is no big deal, you want to make sure your family has a job, and can earn an income, but some of them could not speak English. Being in that situation is tough for me. Most of them did the cleaning jobs, made the fries, or kept the lids and ketchup stocked. One day I was asked to go and clean the restrooms, because the registers were overbooked. So I went and asked one of the workers that normally clean where the supplies were. She just stared, and then said, “I do not speak English.” Therein lays one if my biggest issues with immigration. In my opinion if you are going to work in America you need to know English. Some may use that as saying I have a nativism, or anti-immigrant sentiment, but that is not true. I have a stance against illegal immigration. According to the Latino National Political survey says that sixty percent of Mexican Americans believe United States citizens and residents should speak English. I know the Federal government is leaving it up to the states now after one failed attempt at amending the constitution, but they should have passed it. 
I believe that legal immigration is fine, but those who come in here illegally should be deported. If they want to be here that is fine, but do it correctly. We don’t have enough jobs for them. After deporting the illegal’s we should allow them to try and re-enter through legal means, either by work visa, or try for citizenship. Meaning, there should be a few more immigrations allowed that are legal. I agree with John McCain that there should be a fence that shows the border. Not just a chain link fence either. I believe there needs to be a Wall, with Border access points. According to reports the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association alleged that active duty members of the Mexican military were involved in a home invasion on the United States side of the border. After we secure our border, we then need to reform our immigration laws. As an overall view on immigration, even though I think we should allow a few more cross the border from Mexico, I believe our overall view on immigration should be tight. In my opinion we should tighten our borders, and allow less work visas, allowing for a small population decline.  Though I don’t want a huge decline in population, a small decline could lead to an increase in per capita wealth in our current economy, which is stagnant.
Overall I am an isolationist, but acknowledge in this day and age that isolationism is unreasonable. I believe we need to control immigration in the united states, and maybe even halt it for a short period of time, until we can get a reasonable resolution to the people who are already here. I know I am strong in saying all the illegal’s should be deported, but even in those cases, There would be wiggle room to allow some to stay, such as those who have a child that is now a United States citizen. However, they must be willing to accept the laws of this country before we allow them to get a visa, and later earn citizenship.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Don't ask Don't Tell

I have been thinking about this for a long time. The issue is whether or not gays should be allowed to serve openly in the military. As someone who plans to be a military chaplain, the issue has been on my mind. One, do I believe homosexuality is wrong? Yes. Do I believe in homosexual marriage? No. I do believe in rights for homosexuals. They are after all human beings. The marriage thing to me is defined as between a man and a woman. That is my view. But the question that comes up more and more for me is would I be willing to serve with gays? I might be in the minority when it comes to people who are Conservative Christians, but my answer is yes. I don't have to agree with their stance, and they do not have to agree with mine. I believe homosexuality is a sin, but at the same time all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. I do not believe that one sin is much worse than any other. But one thing is for sure, and that is this is a volunteer military service. These men and women still are willing to give their all for this country and that should be allowed. However, that may not be able to happen right away. We have to be careful with how to ok homosexuals in the military. You cannot go, "don't ask, don't tell is repealed." because there are many who will not serve openly with homosexuals. There are many that do not want homosexuals on base housing. They feel as if it is too controversial. I can see their points, but at the same time even though we may disagree with them, and their practice they still are willing to sacrifice their lives so others may have freedoms to disagree. Military personnel already do not get the recognition they deserve. Why do they have to hide their faces?  

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Time for a call to arms

Yes, It is time for a revolution. It is time to go back to what our founding fathers wanted. We need to revolt against this government. It is time to go to war. But this war is different. The government has already been exposed. We can take this government back, and our ammunition is not bullets, but a ballot. It starts with the November elections. If it was me, I would vote every single member out of Congress. But that is not going to happen. However, we need to make sure the people that we do vote in actually need to care about us. They need to care about the Constitution, and they need to fight for liberty. I don't care if it is a Republican or a Democrat as long as they care about us. If we do that we will win a major battle, but after that we need to continue to win this war on tyranny. It won't end in 2012 either. This has been brewing for many years, and winning the war will take just as long, if not longer. We cannot continue to go in the direction that we are going. Help defend the Constitution, Help change our government.  

Monday, March 22, 2010

Voluntary Tax? The future of Health Care

The health care reform bill to be signed Tuesday by President Obama would give the IRS a new mandate to enforce some of the initiative's key provisions -- but apparently not the means to do so.
Under the Senate bill approved Sunday by the House, the Internal Revenue Service would be called on to ensure Americans are obtaining health care insurance and businesses are offering it, or else they could face fines. Individuals initially face fines of up to $750 for not buying in; businesses would face fines of up to $3,000.
It will cost the IRS $5 billion to $10 billion over 10 years to handle the new workload, according to a March 11 estimate by the Congressional Budget Office. But the Senate bill doesn’t provide any funding for the expansion of the IRS, and it virtually ties the hands of the IRS to collect fees on individuals and businesses who don’t buy health insurance. There will be no interest, or civil and criminal penalties if it is not paid on time. Which pretty much means if we do not pay it the only way they can take it is through our refund checks. According to the non-partisan Joint Committee on Taxation, "People who aren't due any refunds or federal benefits will apparently face no collection action, as the IRS's hands will be effectively tied and it will be a truly voluntary tax." I think this is something that may end up being overlooked by congress, and if this is the case, then they just spent $940,000,000,000 on nothing, because it effectively kills any chance of Insurance companies of making money if they cannot get the healthy people to buy into the insurance and they would then have to raise premiums. If they cannot raise those premiums they will go broke, and if that happens there may be no private option in the future. It is like a casino, you can't beat the house all of the time, because if you did there would be no money left. If there is no money there is no Casino. So if people don't buy into insurance, and insurance companies cannot raise their prices, and start to go under, what happens?

Bill Of Rights

As promised the Bill Of Rights.

Amendment I
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Amendment II
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Amendment III
No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Amendment IV
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Amendment V
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Amendment VI
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

Amendment VII
In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Amendment VIII
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Amendment IX
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Amendment X
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Have you ever read it?

I am giving space today to the Declaration of Independence. If you have never read it, read it. Next week I am going to put on the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. These documents are very important to the future of our Nation, and I believe that the foundation in which these were written is being taken away from us. These documents are not being taught in most schools today. They are being skimmed over. Yet kids are being taught to pretty much worship President Obama. There is a problem. Read these documents, study them, and pass this on. Have family and friends read it too.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Predictive programming?

I know I have already written about it, but it is still relevant. Jericho. Have you seen it? It is something to watch. Started in 2006 and was canceled after the first season. After fan revolt it was brought back. Based off of what would happen to a small town after it was cut off from the rest of the world. The second season was based off of what a town would do with an oppressive government. Sound familiar? If you have never seen it you should, and if you have show your friends. Get the DVD's and spread the word. This could be the future.

Is the GOP getting soft on Terrorism?

Justice Department officials are firing back at Republican critics who have accused them of being soft on terror, saying they are the ones putting American lives at risk. The comments are the first time that Justice Department officials have struck back publicly after being on the defensive for months.
In a recent hearing on Capitol Hill and in separate interviews with Fox News, high-ranking Justice Department officials said new efforts by Republicans to ban or limit the use of civilian courts for terrorism suspects would damage the U.S. government's ability to obtain intelligence and thwart potential attacks. After reading an article about how the Justice department believes the GOP are the ones soft on Terrorism, it kinda blew me away. I really believe terrorism is one of the GOP's strong suits. Even with the torture tactics we have been able to gather information, and prevent another terror attack from happening during the whole Bush Administration. I don't see very much in the way of strong points in either party right now, but to me the strength in fighting terror goes to the GOP, am I wrong?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Glenn Beck on health care

Good stuff on Fox News today. Listen to what Glenn has to say. Very interesting! We know this bill sucks, but Congress is going to pass it. Why would Representatives who oppose the senate bill vote for it. Take a look.

Obama on Fox News

 Saw this, and to me it seemed as if Obama couldn't give a strait answer. Post your thoughts.

Your voice doesn't matter

Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, announced Wednesday that he would vote for the Senate health care bill, becoming the most prominent House Democrat to reverse his opposition. Kucinich voted against the House bill in November and has opposed the Senate bill because it doesn't include a government-run insurance plan. Kucinich has been under enormous pressure in recent weeks to lend his support to the bill, especially from Obama, who visited the Kucinich's district on Monday. Really, If you are not a Progressive, or a politician, you do not have a voice. We have been raising our concerns for many months about this bill. However if his change of mind is due to pressure from his colleagues from recent weeks. Again it shows that they do not believe we know what is good for us, yet they do. States need to get ready. We need to vote to opt out of this legislation. America, start calling your states. Tell them we dont want to be apart of this bill. 

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Obama's way of getting thing done

This was on Glenn Becks website. Really shows how screwed up the Government has been lately. I like what I saw in a Tea Party photo. Govt. for the people. Now Govt. Vs. the People

Tea Party Anyone?

Victory in the French and Indian War had been  costly for the British. After the war's conclusion in 1763, King George the third and his government looked to taxing the American colonies as a way of raising the money for their war costs. They were also looking for ways to reestablish control over the colonies that had become more independent while the England was distracted by the war. A series of actions including the Stamp Act, the Townsend Acts, and the Boston Massacre angered the colonists, straining relations with the British. But it was the Englands attempt to tax tea that caused the colonists to act and laid the groundwork for the American Revolution.

The colonies refused to pay the taxes required by the Townsend Acts claiming they had no obligation to pay the taxes imposed by a Parliament in which they had no representation. In response, Parliament retracted the taxes with the exception of a duty on tea - a demonstration of Parliament's ability and right to tax the colonies. In May of 1773 Parliament came up with a plan. They gave the struggling East India Trading Company a monopoly on the importation of tea to the American Colonies. Additionally, Parliament reduced the duty tax the colonies would have to pay for the imported tea. The Americans would now get their tea at a cheaper price than ever before. However, if the colonies paid the duty tax on the imported tea they would be acknowledging Parliament's right to tax them. Tea was a staple of colonial life - it was assumed that the colonists would rather pay the tax than deny themselves the pleasure of a cup of tea. But they were wrong On December 16, 1773, two hundred men, some disguised as Indians, assembled on a near-by hill. Whopping war chants, the crowd marched two-by-two to the wharf, descended upon the three ships and dumped their offending cargos of tea into the harbor waters. "The Boston Tea Party, 1773,"  (2002).

Fast Forward 235 years later. Wall Street is Crashing, Banks are falling, The housing Market in shambles, and the Auto Industry is on the verge of failing. President Bush decides we must act now, Congress says These industries are too big to fail. So they come up with TARP. Toxic Assets Relief Plan. 700 billion dollars of Taxpayer money to help keep these companies afloat. The American people start to realize this is wrong. Then Presidential Candidate Obama, Campaigning on Hope and Change starts criticizing the President for TARP, and the Bailouts of the Auto Industry says action needs to be taken. While this is going on the Federal reserve uses its independent authority to spend 1.2 Trillion dollars on troubles assets.  Obama then wins Election, and then Dumps more of the Taxpayer Money into the system with a Stimulus that has cost over one trillion dollars. Many Americans have had enough. We know after all of this spending the government will need to recoup the money that they have spent. The government no longer looks to represent the people, but control them. On April 15, 2009 the new Tea Party movement was launched it was Tax Day, We wanted to let the government know that they need to start listening, or they can pack their bags. It has been around a year, and they are still not listening. They dismiss us as racist, right-wing extremists who hate seeing a black person as President, but we realize this didn't start with Obama, Spending has been going on for a while. Obama is just the current president who will not change the current climate in Washington. We cannot stay silent any longer. As Thomas Jefferson said, "All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent."

Monday, March 15, 2010

Coffee Party?

This past Saturday, March 13th, was the National Coffee Party Kick-off Day.  According to the official website for the fledgling party, their National Coffee Party Day launched in more than 350 coffee shops in 44 states.

The Coffee Party was formed in response to what Annabel Park, the movement’s founder perceived as media overexposure of the conservative Tea Party movement.

Park volunteered for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign and Democratic Senator Jim Webb’s 2006 campaign in Virginia.  However, she says the group is not “aligned” with any party and calls the two-party system out of date.

I like the fact that people are waking up to the fact that the two party system is out of date, but to add another party called the Coffee party to rival Tea Party is a little ridiculous. It also tells me how uneducated we are getting. The Tea Party is a symbol. One that showed we will not stand for tyranny. To add the Coffee party movement to rival the new Tea Party takes that symbol away. Leave it to an Obama supporter to try and take the limelight away from a real movement. How much do you want to bet that the Progressives will try and praise this new movement as sincere and what the real Americans want. After calling the Tea Party Astroturf I would expect them to try and Hijack the Coffee Party. Yes, more recently the Republicans have Hijacked the Tea Party, and the voices have since been silenced. As a believer in the Tea Parties and one that feels we need to hold politicians accountable, Republicans need to know they are on the block too. They cannot Hijack our movement, and if they believe they can they need to be shown the door. That is why the Tea Parties have lacked steam lately, they have let the Republicans Hijack their movement, and have been blinded by that. I hope that the coffee party fails, because I see it as a fake attempt at trying to convince Americans that they are for us. Yet the first thing they say is we are hear because the Tea party is getting too much exposure. Well, sorry, but it is my belief that the tea party is not getting enough. Stations like MSNBC and CNN are trying to discredit the Tea party, while Fox is the only station really giving them a fair shake. Even Obama and the Left discredit them. Why? because the Average American really doesn't know what is good for them. At least that is what they want you to believe.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Ogden, Kansas

Back in August I was involved in bringing attention to a situation in the small town of Ogden. Two boys lost their job when last years pool manager Mona Bass says the mayor stopped by the pool.
"The mayor had come in, told me to take those boys off the schedule, Bass explained. "I, at the time, thought that meant just for that week. However, he did come back to the pool and said 'I trust you've taken those boys off the schedule.' I said, 'you don't mean fire them', and he said 'yes.'"
Bass says the boys weren't doing anything wrong, and that they were on an authorized 15 minute break.
from that point on the power of the mayor was brought into question. City council member Bob Pence had this to say,  "Should he have "fired those kids" that he's denying, no he shouldn't have. He didn't directly have the authority to do that." so the townspeople went into action, and they started a petition to get the mayor out. They recieved the signatures needed, and a vote was set for March 9, 2010. Well that vote was today, and the people of Ogden have spoken. Mayor Bond will no longer be mayor. Personally I have no problem with him as a person, but I felt he was not the leader Ogden, Kansas needed. Now is not the time to celebrate, yet the time to rebuild. It is time to work together to make this town a better place for future generations. Never before have I seen this town so active and involved. Keep it up and help Ogden build a better future. Bob Pence has a difficult task ahead of him. He must restore the trust of the mayor position. Also to Jimmy Bond, I wish you well, and I ask that you will help move Ogden forward. 

Monday, February 8, 2010

What would happen if we listened to the U.N.

A new report by the International Planned Parenthood Federation is advocating that children as young as 10 be given extensive sex education, including an awareness of sex's pleasures.
The report, "Stand and Deliver," charges that religious groups, specifically Catholics and Muslims, deny their young access to comprehensive sexual programs and education.
"Young people's sexuality is still contentious for many religious institutions. Fundamentalist and other religious groups — the Catholic Church and madrasas (Islamic Schools) for example — have imposed tremendous barriers that prevent young people, particularly, from obtaining information and services related to sex and reproduction. Currently, many religious teachings deny the pleasurable and positive aspects of sex." the report states.
Click here to read the report.
The report demands that children 10 and older be given a "comprehensive sexuality education" by governments, aid organizations and other groups, and that young people should be seen as "sexual beings."
"Young people have the right to be informed about sexuality and to have access to contraceptives and other services," Bert Koenders, the Netherlands Minister for Development Cooperation, wrote in the foreword to the report. It was his organization that helped fund the report.
The report argues that sex education should be "recast" to show sexuality as a "positive force for change and development, as a source of pleasure, an embodiment of human rights and an expression of self."
Much like a U.N. report released last August that advocated teaching masturbation to children as young as 5, "Stand and Deliver" has set off a wave of protest among religious and conservative groups.
Ed Mechmann, spokesman for New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan, charged that Planned Parenthood was "trying to teach children sex without values and that sex is a matter of pleasure and done without consequences."
He said religions like Catholicism and Islam teach sex as part of a much bigger picture and that Planned Parenthood was trying to de-link sex from traditional values.
"It is part of an effort to get children to reject traditional values and accept a liberal American-European view," he said. "In many traditional countries — Catholic and Muslim — it won't work and should be seen as cultural imperialism."
Mechmann also charged that Planned Parenthood's report was compromised because it has a financial stake advocating the changes. "The difference between Planned Parenthood and us is that we don't make money off what we teach and say. They do. They make money off contraceptives and abortions," he said.
Michelle Turner, president of the Maryland-based Citizens for a Responsible Curriculum, said Planned Parenthood was simply trying to eliminate parental say.
"What are they trying to do? They are trying to eliminate the role of mom and dad in the family," Turner said. "For Planned Parenthood to decide that governments, private organizations and religious organizations should make decisions about kids' sexuality is just going too far."
"It is part of a bigger push to change the way we think about sex," she said. That sex is all about pleasure and there are no consequences. They are wrong. No matter how much we teach children, some will make mistakes. They will forget. And Planned Parenthood doesn't want to deal with that," she said.
"They see religious groups, especially those that counsel abstinence and waiting until marriage, as bad guys," she added. "We aren't."
Planned Parenthood said it was unable to comment because the report was issued by its European office and it was unable to contact them (Fox News).

It is My belief that the United Nations would ruin our world, and the United States needs to get out now. The UN, is not only saying punishment of children is wrong, and that they too deserve a Bill of Rights that could limit how parents raise their children, but that we should see these children as sexual beings, and teach them the pleasures of sex. I'm sorry, what is this world coming to? Recently an eleven year old gave birth to a baby boy. Eleven!!! Are we expected to see that as okay? What happens when you as an adult find out your kid is having sex at ten, and they tell you, "Well mom, dad, I am a sexual being, and you need to see me as such." Schools could be teaching this, and parenthood as we know it could come to an end. 

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Hate Crime?

A large wooden cross was placed at an Air Force Academy worship area for pagans and other Earth-centered religions, prompting an investigation by academy officials, though some caution that it's hardly "destructive behavior."
Mikey Weinstein, founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, said an Air Force Academy staffer spotted the cross — erected with railroad ties — lying against a rock at a worship area for pagan groups at the academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Jan. 17.
Tech. Sgt. Brandon Longcrier, a self-described pagan who sponsors the group that worships there, said the incident was similar to someone leaving a pentagram or a pagan symbol at the academy's chapel altar and claimed he and others are victim of a hate crime. In an e-mail to Weinstein's group, Longcrier said his group had been "thrown under the bus by the system we trusted" and that the "hate crime" has been ignored. (Fox News)

For one I do not see this as destructive behavior. Destructive behavior is classified as something that causes damage. I don't see how it causes damage, as a matter of fact, it may have helped the pagan religion. And as far as a Hate Crime is concerned, I find that bogus. Everything is becoming a hate crime, that is except when it goes against Christianity. You have to respect everybody else except for Christianity. As a matter of fact, it seems as if Christianity is the most sued religion. Whenever you hear of a religion organization being sued it is Christianity. You rarely hear of any other religion being sued. I know there will be arguments between religions, and that is to be expected. But to expect one religion to be tolerant of another religion that it has nothing in common with is insane. I can be okay that another religion exists, and they deserve to have a space, but again when something happens against a Christian church there is barely an outcry. Take what happened to Mount Hope Christian Church in Lansing for example.

protesters were outside the church beating on buckets and using megaphones to shout “Jesus is a homo” as church-goers went in for morning services. According to those reports, half of the protesting group was dressed to blend in with the church-goers and entered the church.
Once inside they pulled fire alarms, handed out pamphlets and yelled at parishioners. They also  stormed the pulpit and held up a large rainbow colored flag that read “It’s Okay To Be Gay! Bash Back”. Other reports included two Lesbian couples walking up to the pulpit and starting to kiss. That is destructive behavior, and something that was unacceptable, but did not make headlines.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Right Call

The jury deliberated for just 37 minutes before finding Scott Roeder, guilty of premeditated, first-degree murder for putting a gun to the forehead of Abortion Doctor George Tiller on May 31 and pulling the trigger. Before I start, I want to say I am a Pro-Life person. I do not believe that abortion should be allowed, and that it is killing unborn babies. I believe that Dr. Tiller was wrong in providing abortions, and that the church he was attending should not have allowed him to have any role in the church. Especially when it came to late term abortions. You see, as a child that was born three months premature, I find it very difficult to see how late term abortions are justified. As a Christian, I cant see how abortions can be justified. I know the whole, "it is my body" argument, but that does not work. A baby's heart can be heard as early as 5 weeks. I know, because I heard one. How is another living being part of your body? If you have an unexpected pregnancy you cant take it out on the unborn baby, they did nothing wrong. Now back to Scott Roeder. What he did was equally wrong, and he deserves maximum time. You cant go and murder someone and then try and bring abortion as the reason why you killed the man. Blowing up clinics and killing doctors is not going to reverse Roe v. Wade. What we need to continue doing is making our case in a civil manner, because killing people makes everyone look bad.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Flint Hill Prairie Burning Regulations?

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials are working to find a way to allow Flint Hill ranchers to continue burning the prairie while reducing the pollution that practice causes in the Kansas City area.
The lawmakers say they want to come up with a solution before federal regulators impose more regulations to help the air quality around Kansas City. Experts say the smoke from the spring prairie fires contributes to the city's ozone pollution problem.
The Kansas City Star reports that the state is considering creating a smoke management plan. Some options include limiting the size of fires, or prohibiting burning on days when high winds blow east.
Sen. Carolyn McGinn, chairwoman of the Senate Natural Resources Committee, introduced legislation Friday asking the federal government to grant the Flint Hills an exemption from air quality regulations.
Apparently the EPA wants to stop ranchers from burning the tall grass prairies. in the article above it explains some of the reason why, but I must say, how far can regulations go? This will be something that I will keep an eye on and will have a better opinion on later. 

Friday, January 22, 2010

Republicans Beware

One election night was enough to jolt the balance of power in Washington. It gave Republicans access to put a stop to the Democrats' policy agenda. Now, they seem to be all smiles. Republicans seem to have the upper hand leading into the midterm elections. After winning key elections in multiple states, they feel as if they are turning things around. However, Republicans are riding the coattails of the tea party activists, and currently saying the right things, but what happens after the 2010 elections? We have to keep our guards up. These same Republicans lost big in 2006 and 2008. Have Republicans changed for the better? Only time will tell, but one thing is for sure. We do not need to fear government. They should fear us. After all, "When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Bush helps Brown win Massachusetts

Okay, Democrats nationwide are coming up with excuses on why Martha Coakley lost yesterday in the Massachusets Senate election. The best one had to come from President Obama. In an interview with George Stephanopoulos Obama stated, "Here's my assessment of not just the vote in Massachusetts, but the mood around the country: the same thing that swept Scott Brown into office swept me into office," Obama said. "People are angry and they are frustrated. Not just because of what's happened in the last year or two years, but what's happened over the last eight years." So let me see, People are fed up with Bush, and his policies, so people are voting in Republicans in Blue States. Sounds a little off to me. However, I could be taking what the president said out of context, but it still sounds off. I do agree that people are frustrated, but not what has been going on for eight years, but what has been going on more recently.  This should serve as a warning to all politicians. You cannot keep ignoring the American people. If you do you will find yourself out of a job.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

They do not care about you!

The people of Massachusetts have spoken, and pretty soon a winner will be announced. However, in the case of a Republican upset over a senate seat that was pretty much owned by the late Ted Kennedy for the last 41 years, the Democrats are trying to find a way to pass Health Reform. One way includes reconciliation. That way only a simple majority is needed to pass the legislation. Another way is to accept the senate bill as is, and have the house vote on that. Here is the problem. If Brown wins the election, in a state where there has not been a Republican voted into the senate since the 1972 that should tell politicians something. It should tell them that we do not want what they have to offer. Obama even campaigned for Martha Coakley. If the President of the US cant get you elected, that should prove without a shadow of a doubt that your ideals are not what the American people want. Even if Coakley does win, the support for the Democrats are waning, and they need to rethink what they are doing.

*Update 8:30* Brown was just projected as the winner. Now pay close attention to Washington D.C. How far apart is D.C. from the American people? If they Pass this health care reform, Too far apart. Obama wanted change, well I believe Brown is change.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Where is your vote?

Obama is campaigning for Martha Coakley in Massachusetts today. One of the quotes from his speech was, "Martha's opponent already is walking in lockstep with Washington Republicans," Obama said, criticizing Brown for opposing the president's proposed tax on Wall Street. "She's got your back, her opponent's got Wall Street's back. Bankers don't need another vote in the United States Senate. They've got plenty. Where's yours?" Well, Obama is correct in saying the bankers have plenty of votes, and he is also correct in the fact that we do not have votes. As a matter of fact Obama will tell us that Health care is for American decency. If Obama sat and listened to the American people more than 50 percent of us disagree with the current plan on reform. Yet, if Coakley is voted in they will vote in a reform that the voters oppose. Where exactly is your vote?  

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Okay, I am a fan of Jericho, and those that know me knew this would come up eventually. For those of you that don't know Jericho is a small fictional town in western Kansas. After 23 nuclear bombs go off inside the United States, this town is left to fend for itself. At the end of the first season New Bern, (another fictional Kansas town) attacks Jericho, killing Johnston Green, the towns former mayor and patriarch. At the Beginning of the Second Season military forces enter into Jericho, and starts to retore order to Jericho and its surrounding region, and putting an abrupt end to the conflict between Jericho and, New Bern. As normality returns to town, the plot shifts away from the day to day issues facing Jericho to life and political intrigue under the ASA government. I watched this show religiously, and ever since I started watching, I also started getting into politics, and started too see a parallel from Jericho to real life. Now, you may call me crazy, but watch the show, and you will see I am not as crazy as I appear. They looked at events like Katrina, September 11, and the Iraqi and Afghan wars, and brought it all into a worse case scenario television show. They brought Blackwater into the United States with  Ravenwood, a Mercenary group run by Jennings and Rall (they also seem to run the new government as well). They brought in harsh interrogation tactics, and the frustration of the American people who are tired of living in the tyranny of a government. Now I don't believe it has gotten as crazy as it has in Jericho, but if you take a look around you, the Government starting to tighten its control, the anger of Americans, and the willingness to show the government they are not afraid to make a stand, with tea parties, and town hall meetings; you will see we are not all that far off. And though it is not one big corporation that runs our government, it is many. there are so many lobbyist from business trying to get what is best for them even if it is not good for the every day American. They buy votes toward a legislation, and they do it without thinking of who it might hurt.  Now I do not see 23 nuclear bombs hitting the US, or the government splitting into 3, but anything is possible, you just have to prepare yourself for that worst case scenario, however unlikely it may seem.

Saturday, January 9, 2010


"But these negotiations will be on C-SPAN, and so the public will be part of the conversation and will see the choices that are being made," then candidate Obama told the newspaper's liberal editorial board. "So if a member of Congress is carrying water for the drug companies and says, 'Well, we can't negotiate for the cheapest available prices on drugs because we need the money for R&D research,' well, we'll have a discussion right there in front of the American people about the fact that the drug companies do need profits, but they are also spending a whole bunch of it on marketing ... That builds in accountability in the system because that congressman is now put on the spot. I would not underestimate the degree to which shame is a healthy emotion and that you can shame Congress into doing the right thing if people know what is going on."

The truth is a politician will say anything to get elected. Think about it, Obama also ridiculed John McCain on the "Cadillac Tax" in where the large insurance plans would be taxed to they could pay for reform. Now Obama is using the Cadillac Tax in his plan. The truth is politicians think we as voters are not capable of understanding. As a matter of fact these same politicians will tell you this has been the most open process for a piece of Legislation. Nancy Pelosi was quoted as saying, "There has never been a more open process for any legislation for anyone who's served here's experience. ... Tens of thousands of people participated in our town meetings, over a hundred witnesses in our bipartisan hearings that were held in the conference and the list goes on." If I remember correctly the town hall meetngs were full of protest. in fact Nancy Pelosi said, "These disruptions are occurring because opponents are afraid not just of differing views — but of the facts themselves. Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American." Yet, a majority now oppose healthcare reform, and it is the Government by going behind closed doors to finalize a bill that are drowning out opposing views. 

Friday, January 8, 2010


"We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we ever have before and it does not work. And I have just one interest, and if I am wrong... Somebody else can have my job. I want to see this country prosperous. I want to see people get a job. I want to see people get enough to eat. We have never made good on our promises... I say after eight years of this administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started....And an enormous debt to boot." This happens to be one of my favorite quotes. Sounds similar to today doesn't it? Well, this was not from the treasurer of the Bush administration, and certainly not from the Obama administration. The person who said it was Henry Morgenthau Jr. The Secretary of Treasury during the FDR administration, when he was asked about the New Deal. Think about it for a second. This was when money was still backed by silver and gold, not just the word of our government. They could not print off money and spend it, but they were spending. People of today talk about the New Deal as if it was the greatest thing, but the Secretary of the Treasury back then states that it did not work. The "first" New Deal started in 1933, and the Second in 1936. During that time unemployment went up over 20% and did not drop below 15% until after 1940. Yes, FDR did some good things for our country, but I would argue that the New Deal extended the Great depression. Now to today. The Bush administration started with TARP. Bailing out Banks, Auto Industries, and Wall Street, because they were "Too big to fail." The Obama administration continued with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. In which projects like the purchase of 26 ADA picnic tables for Manhattan, KS and other projects are taking place. Not really helping the economy. Also, if you drive along highways that were just repaired you will see a road sign stating that it was paid for by the reinvestment act, The signs, which typically cost between $500 and $1,200 to design, make and install, read: “Putting America to Work” in black letters on an orange background, and “Project Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act” in white letters on a green background. These signs were also paid for by the ARRA. We are spending money today without accountability, and it needs to stop. The president said he would only spend what he had, but as he spends more, he blames the prior administration for making him spend that much. It is time for politicians to be held accountable. If you want to know what the Stimulus money is being spent on go to

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Barbara Boxer

So, one of the ads on my page was "Stand With Barbara Boxer." I really didn't know of her, so I decided to do some research. So apparently in June a military officer testifying began to respond to one of her questions by calling her ma'am but Boxer interrupted: "Do me a favor," she said, "could you say 'senator' instead of 'ma'am?' It's just a thing, I worked so hard to get that title, so I'd appreciate it, yes, thank you." Now since I know a little about military chain of command, I know the officer was right in calling her ma'am. So, to me Boxer shouldn't of interrupted him. Second, What she fails to realize is she may have a position of authority, but she works for us, We(people of California) voted her in, and she did little to get there. She hired the people who got her elected, so in my mind the workers worked hard. Speech writers, Campaign manager, people who sold her image. In fact when she opened her mouth in interrupting an officer she in fact damaged the hard work of others in getting her elected.
Now, because I wanted to be fair, I went on her website. When I went on the first thing I saw was this imageNow by definition grassroots is a local thing done by volunteers, not by a candidate running for re-election, that eliminates the whole grassroot image. However after the Tea Parties I could understand why you would want to image your campaign with a grassroots movement. So what are your thoughts?

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Global warming

Global Warming has been a debate that has lasted for many years. Even though other countries from around the world have bought into the idea of global warming, the US is still divided on the issue. Well, in my opinion, I do believe that the overall temperature in the world is rising, I believe it to only be a pattern. As to the link I provided, it shows a small history as to Warming and Cooling. I do not believe that we as humans can directly change the temperature so drastically that it could endanger mankind. I do however believe we should be good stewards of the earth, and should try to keep the earth clean, and should try and find cleaner forms of energy.

Friday, January 1, 2010

When will they learn

It is the new year, and one of the things I decided to do is start a blog. Now, I tried to think what I should blog about, and the one thing I figured I should do is write about the world of politics. One day I would like to possibly run for political office, but the bitter taste that has come about recently has started to make me wonder. At this moment I cant stand either party. I do consider myself a conservative, and I dont agree with 95% of what this administration is doing, but the bigger problem is Congress. I was reading online about Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, and how took shots at those who are not supporting the president's health care legislation. During a floor speech, he excoriated Senate GOP members for up holding the pending health care bill and accused their supporters of being birthers and fanatics in right-wing militia and Aryan support groups. He started off by citing an editorial from the Manchester Journal Inquirer, which used insults like "lunatic fringe."

He then had this to say: "They are desperate to break this president. They have ardent supporters who are nearly hysterical at the very election of President Barack Obama. The birthers, the fanatics, the people running around in right-wing militia and Aryan support groups, it is unbearable to them that President Barack Obama should exist. That is one powerful reason. It is not the only one."(

It is people like this that make me angry. He has no idea who these people are, he just makes assumptions based on the fact that they dont like a democratic led Health bill. And it is not just democrats.

Republicans deserved to lose power when they did. They had a chance to keep up the budget surpluses through the Clinton administration and failed. They spent without regard on how we are going to pay for it. Now they are trying to pull the Tea Party groups to their side, saying they believe in being fiscally conservative. It is my opinion that we need to open our eyes, and look at how the politicians are treating us. They believe we are stupid. They believe they can do as they please. Now is a time for change. A change that only we can bring. It involves research, it involves staying involved in current events and how our leaders act. If they cannot stand for the American people, then they need removed from office, and people who will stand up for our rights, and the constitution need to be voted in, even if that means voting for a new party.