If you support our national security issues, you may love and appreciate the United States of America, our Constitution with its’ freedoms, and our American flag.
If you support and practice our fiscal issues, you may value worldly possessions.
If you support and value our social issues, you may love Judeo-Christian values.
If you support and practice all these values, that is all good; an insignia of “Wisdom” . - Oscar Y. Harward
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Saturday, December 29, 2007
The State of Iowa gets it started using the “Political Caucus” system on January 3, 2008 with the activists Democrats and Republicans meetings at their designated separate locations representing their own elective precincts all across the state to vote for whomever they choose. Each will be there to vote for their preferred candidate to represent their own political party as their nominee for President of the United States.
The State of New Hampshire is second in line on January 8 using the “Primary Election” process as is followed by most other states allowing the registered voters to elect their own choice candidate to represent their own political party as their nominee for President of the United States.
Most states do require the voter be registered with the specific Political Party in which primary election they choose to vote. A few states have an “Open Election” so as any registered voter can go the precincts’ location, choose the partisan primary election they wish to vote in, and proceed to vote in that partisan primary election. Each registered voter is permitted to vote in only the one partisan election primary in which each chooses.
Some states allow “Unaffiliated” or “Independent” voters to go the precincts, choose the primary partisan election they wish to vote in, and proceed to vote in the one primary election in which each chooses.
The “Political Process” continues throughout all the fifty states and additional American territories down the months until the “Caucuses” or “Primary Election” process is completed and until each of the political parties hold their own respective Democrat, Republican, or other Political Party National Conventions to count the allowed delegates and/or alternates to declare a winner as their nominee. The winner will represent his or her own political party on the “Presidential Ballot” on each qualified state. With the nominees declared by the political parties, the General Election begins, ending with a victory on the election of November 4, 2008.
According to a report by “One News Now” http://www.onenewsnow.com on December 27, 2007, and according to a “Judicial Watch” account, four of the top Presidential nominees, two from the Democrat Party and two from the Republican Party are listed by “Judicial Watch” as the "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians” list. “Judicial Watch” is a most trusted non-partisan, non-profit, public interest law firm dedicated to fighting government corruption.
Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are both on the “Judicial Watch” list as Democrat Party Presidential candidates while “Judicial Watch” reports former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani are Republican Party Presidential candidates on the list.
As the article by Chad Groening in his expose in “One News Now”, (OneNewsNow.com) http://www.onenewsnow.com/2007/12/four_presidential_candidates_a.php: As quoted by Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton says Mrs. Clinton has a long and "sordid" ethics record dating back to when she first entered public life -- and in 2007 the scandals continued.
"In 2007 she didn't bother reporting her personal foundation, as required by law," says Fitton. "And one of her top donors, Norman Hsu, turned out to be a felon who was a fugitive as well. And the Clintons were doing their usual fundraising shenanigans -- so she made our list."
Barack Obama made the list because of his involvement in a suspicious real estate deal with an indicted political fundraiser, the Judicial Watch president says. As for Huckabee, says the report, 14 ethics complaints and "a volley of questions about his integrity" got him listed. And Fitton says Giuliani came under fire for several questionable deals when he was having an extra-marital relationship with his future wife, Judith Nathan.
Others on Judicial Watch's "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians" list include (in alphabetical order): Congressman John Conyers (D-Michigan), Senator Larry Craig (R-Idaho), Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California), Lewis "Scooter" Libby (former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney), Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California), and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada).
I will confess, up front, that I practice my politics, in this order, as a Christian, Conservative, Republican. In the Republican Party, we do have obstacles over several of our candidates. The GOP needs some real political economic, social, and moral “mending” from within. The Democrat Party, to me, is much more “desperate” in need for real Judeo-Christian all American “leadership” values.
Hillary Clinton has stated that she would have Bill Clinton serve as an “ambassador” representing her administration throughout the world. President Bill Clinton is the only President of the United States who has ever been declared guilty of lying under oath in a judicial hearing and disbarred from practicing law before the United States Supreme Court:
D-2270 IN THE MATTER OF DISCIPLINE OF BILL CLINTON - Bill Clinton, of New York, New York, is suspended from the practice of law in this Court and a rule will issue, returnable within 40 days, requiring him to show cause why he should not be disbarred from the practice of law in this Court.
President Clinton had a right to petition the SCOTUS conclusion, but chose not to appeal their decision.
Hillary Clinton is now saying if she is elected President, the cost of oil will go down. How ignorant does Senator Clinton think Americans are? How many times has Senator Clinton voted “NO”, even recently, for further drilling and/or exploring for additional oil resources, which could and would make America “free” from the oil producing countries? We see and we feel the cost of exploding oil cost every time we purchase gasoline at the pumps for our cars and our trucks. Again, how unaware does Hillary Clinton think Americans are? With the price of gasoline around $3.00/gallon and higher, and time after time to vote on additional drilling for oil and/or exploring for additional oil in the US Senate, Senator Hillary Clinton and Senator Barrack Hussein Obama voted “NO”. Each vote “NO” on this legislation was “a vote against the American consumer” and “a vote for the OPEC nations”. Additionally, when will Hillary Clinton release her sealed records? She and she alone, hold the key to open her record for honest public evaluation.
Barrack Obama was recently photographed while failing to recite the “Pledge of Allegiance” and/or to cross his right hand over his heart as the “Pledge of Allegiance” was recited. In addition, he wants Americans to vote for him. How can Barack Hussein Obama expect members of our U.S. military and/or members of the military families to vote for him? I served in the US Army to protect our US Flag, our US Constitution, and our freedoms. Based on the Barack Obama photograph rejecting to recite the “Pledge of Allegiance” and/or to place his right hand over his heart during the recitation, why would any freedom loving American vote for Barack Hussein Obama?
John Edwards, the third leading Democrat, allegedly made millions, or perhaps hundreds of millions of dollars in Courts across America, practicing law against, for one, the pharmaceutical industry using what has been referred to as his own “junk science”. Health care has rocketed in cost to all Americans. Many Americans are uninsured due to the fast escalating medical insurance cost. Many Americans just do not have the resources to pay for adequate health insurance. If John Edwards used “junk science” to convince juries, would he be willing to return his winnings back to the pharmaceutical industry or to the poor so to help reduce medical and pharmaceutical cost to the American public? I doubt that.
What will they decide? Who will they choose? On November 4, 2008, who will we elect as our next President of the United States?
“Happy New Year” to all of you and “God Bless America”.
Oscar Y. Harward
Monday, December 24, 2007
Hillcrest Baptist Church
4316 Hillcrest Church Road
Monroe, NC 28110
Pastor Gene, I hope you will not mind me sharing this with others.
On Sunday evening, I told you I wanted to do a “quick summary” of your AM Sermon, and it was a “Goodun” as usual from the Word of God, your heart, and delivered from your lips. So, here I go as to “rattle off” with my remarks. I do this only because I am following up on my own “speech therapy”. I know by now you appreciate my efforts to continue to “learn how to type”!
I, too, will be out of town this weekend as my son sent me an airline ticket to fly out to Louisville KY on Thursday, December 13, to return on December 17 to visit with my son, daughter-in-law, and two grandsons. You should know that just the fact that these two boys being “my two grandsons”, these two are the “best” of the “best”. I am looking forward to hearing my two grandsons say “I want my Grandpa”, “I want to see Grandpa”, and/or “I love my Grandpa”.
As for your service, I too, fail to understand why some sickly and/or criminal “idiot” wants to get a gun, go into a shopping mall, only to start shooting humans. After service, we learned through the TV news that another “sickly or criminal one” did similarly another on Sunday in two different Christian facilities.
While we all know that sin started in the “Garden of Eden” as described in Genesis, there has been at least two historical changes in my lifetime, which these criminal and immoral activities are supported with.
1. Growing up in a very rural area of Anson County, NC, everyone in the public schools had a “Christian Devotion” in the mornings at school, and with that learning, almost everyone went to some Church, Parish, Synagogue, etc. on Sunday mornings. This was based on the fact that our US Constitution was founded upon Judeo-Christian” values. In 1963, when the US Supreme Court outlawed Prayer in schools, many our younger children were not taught the importance of “God’s Word”. With that, and without any other reminders, many saw no importance to attend any Church any more.
Now, we have raised one generation, who has raised another generation, who now are raising a third generation who see no reason to attend Church, Parish, Synagogue, etc. read the Bible, and/or do any other Biblical study. There are no religious teachings in our public school. So many of our elected politicos, Liberal members of our radio, TV, and print Medias are presenting us is such an ungodly scene as acceptable.
2. To me, a second change began when every average American watched a US President look into a camera on national TV, tell a lie, and what is just as bad, he got away with it to so many. Many of our US leaders on Capitol Hill and/or members in the media did not even criticize our President. Many of the President’s friends in Washington, DC just continued to say, “it is all just about sex”. It became almost acceptable with individual neighbors and friends, that lying is OK. Lying is not OK. Then the “big lie” started to spread and now the “big lie” is just as acceptable in the business community as started in the community as a “one on one”. We must fight to cure this illness with whatever it takes.
The US Supreme Court said it is not OK. With this simple one sentence delivered legal document, our forty-second US President is disbarred from practicing law in the US Supreme Court:
D-2270 IN THE MATTER OF DISCIPLINE OF BILL CLINTON
Bill Clinton, of New York, New York, is suspended from the practice of law in this Court and a rule will issue, returnable within 40 days, requiring him to show cause why he should not be disbarred from the practice of law in this Court.
God’s Word coming from our leaders, like you, are the message and the messenger throughout our Churches, Parishes, Synagogues. etc.
With God’s help, I will continue to fight my battle over these issues in the political arena.
God Bless you all.
Oscar Y. Harward
Friday, December 7, 2007
Polls, by large numbers, show Americans continue to say: 1. Seal the border to stop illegal immigration. 2. Build the fence to continue to stop illegal immigration. 3. Remove illegal immigrants, wherever they come from. Americans welcome legal immigration; however, we must know who, where, why, and how others are coming from and what they intend to do. This is a very simple course of action. Americans do not want to give away the values so many American military members have served and died while protecting our American flag, our US Constitution, and our individual freedoms.
With oil prices approaching $100.00 a barrel and gas prices at the pump approaching $3.00 per gallon and more, and while some predict gas prices to reach upward to as much as $4.00 per gallon and more, gasoline and oil prices will be prevalent to all consumers. America must become independent from the OPEC nations. While American science is developing substitutes for gasoline, it is time for the Democrats on Capitol Hill to support drilling for additional oil resources in ANWAR and others areas of our United States. Alternative energy may be a long-term solution, but it is long term. Instead, we hear that we have an “addiction to oil”. One report suggests our US has more untapped oil reserves underground than Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Libya, or Iran. If that is true, why will the Democrats on Capitol Hill not support our American consumers?. Here again, Democrats are supporting the OPEC nations while voting against the American consumers. It must be noted that this is a national security issue as well. It is simply irresponsible not to develop supplies that are more domestic at this time. Americans need relief now!
The easy scapegoat is “Big Oil”. However, that is a red herring. Big oil is profiting of course, but if you pour all of their profits back into the system, it would really only amount to a few pennies per gallon. The real profiteer on higher prices is State and Federal Government.
In addition to excessive taxes on each gallon of gas, the government has further driven up the cost through regulation of formulas; restricting the building of new refineries; and restricting the exploration of new supplies. The blame should be placed squarely on government regulation.
Oil and gasoline prices are not being controlled by conventional supply and demand, but by artificial factors such as the US Government’s refusal to create more supply and OPEC nations mandating output levels that maximize profits. Gasoline prices are driving up all other consumer prices also. Prices of consumer goods are relevant to delivery cost of gasoline and oil prices. Gasoline prices touch every part of our lives. Not only is it needed for day-to-day transportation to school, the doctor, work, etc., it is also vital in manufacturing products and transporting the goods to market.
As for Election 2008, right now, the Democrats on Capitol Hill are beginning to start comparing the prices of gasoline at the pump from when President George Bush was elected and as to the prices today, when in fact, it is the Democrats on Capitol Hill who have voted on several different times to disallow more drilling in ANWAR and others locations. As we speak, Cuba is drilling in the Atlantic Ocean closer to our American soil than the Democrats will allow American companies to drill. Does that make common sense to you?
Terrorism must be fought and won wherever it appears. If Americans and other allied forces pull out of Iraq and Afghanistan, Israel will be the next country for terror to attack with an effort to destroy Israel as a nation. All Israelis, and other freedom loving people around the world, should take a hard look as to where the Capitol Hill Democrats are leading us.
As we speak, it appears the “surge” in Iraq and other victories in Afghanistan are being won. General David Petraeus and his team are to be commended for their leadership. The majority Capitol Hill Democrats should still apologize and personally disassociate themselves to the earlier advertisement by MoveOn.org which referred to General Petraeus as “Betrayed Petraeus”. Hopefully, as year 2008 continues, our military will be able to turn over most responsibilities to these respective governments and stand by merely as a backup support system for a Democratic Republic system of government. We must win this war for all freedom loving people of the world.
Any “gang” activity should be added to any Federal and State “Terrorism” and “Hate Crime” legislation. “Breaking and Entering” to harm any occupant or steal any possessions of the occupant while occupied in homes should be a crime carrying an increased penalty and adding even more when a firearm, of any other weapon, is in the possession of any of the person(s) participating in the breaking and entering.
“Snitching” seems to be associated to gang and/or other criminal activity. Any verbal or physical bluffing, threats, or any other threats and/or warnings of threats toward any individual participating in any effort to solve any crime must become unlawful and dealt with severely, accordingly.
The largest “silent issue” of Election 2008 is the fear of radical Islamic teachings and practicing of their own children and others that all members of the Judeo-Christian community, including Americans and Israelis are “infidels” and must be destroyed. It is time for each and every member within the Muslim community around the world to openly speak out defying these teachings.
Members in the Judeo-Christian community seem to be searching for candidate leaders whom will return America to “old time” values of yesterday. The ACLU lawyers are legally attacking and attempting to destroy our Churches, our schools, our communities, and other groups such as the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts, or any other organization who inserts Judeo-Christian values. We are getting some newer legal help to stop the attacks. The Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) www.alliancedefensefund.org, along with Liberty Counsel @ www.lc.org are example organizations stepping up to the place, and fighting and winning court cases against the ACLU. It is imperative that we help with our resources (money) to help these groups continue to win the fights.
Finally, we must support candidates who will support and appoint other nominees who currently do so, and will be determined to support Judeo-Christian values. It seems many on Capitol Hill seem to disavow the values on which our US Constitution was founded upon. A lesson could be learned to read and understand more writings of the authors of this precious document. We must restore all our original founders’ values.
God Bless America!
Oscar Y. Harward
Oscar Y. Harwardoharward@carolina.rr.com