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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Friday, February 27, 2009
(The following letter, without her last name, is a ‘copy in response’ to an e-mail I received questioning whether the Bible or the US Constitution is superior to the other. Cindy also sends me an acronym (HEAL) Heavens Energy Activates Life).
Thank you for taking your point in time to respond to some of my writings.
Yes, I am a believing, practicing Christian. When each chooses to give his/her heart and their personal mere existence to Jesus Christ, your entire energy will command a change of direction with so much comfort within your own being.
Our Holy Bible is our Book of Guidance, Instructions, and/or Commandments, to learn from others for ourselves, and to teach others; especially our children, grandchildren, and others of future generations, and with all this arranged information as inspired by our Chief Sheppard, Jesus Christ.
A specific obstruction in life is that since the 1963 US Supreme Court decision which took our Holy Bible out of our public schools, we have raised a generation, who has raised another generation, who is now raising another generation without the basic ingredients from within our Holy Bible being taught in public schools. Newer generations failing to teach the Holy Bible at home, and/or whom are failing to frequently attend their Church/Synagogue since this SCOTUS decision, has denied so many younger Americans from the ingredients; Guidance, Instructions, Commandments, and Blessings as promised. With these failures, many of us, as Americans, continue to fall short in educating the moral values to our own and around the world, as taught from our Holy Bible.
How can anyone gaze at our world as we may see it, looking at all living existence from the smallest insects, different animals, and unknown varieties of birds, or to anything of life as different varieties of grass, unknown numbers of dissimilar flowers, and/or assorted varieties and sizes of trees? How can we, otherwise, explain real human life, as we see, hear, smell, taste, and feel; except only by a special Creation from our God in Heaven above?
How can we, otherwise, explain our earth, so captivating as it stays out there with other planets and stars in open space, our universe; without anything attached and/or tying it down in place? Our moon is circling the earth monthly, and the ocean responds with the timely tides twice daily. Our earth is circling the sun one time annually, and then there comes our four seasons. The sun provides light, heat, life, etc. for us and all other life. How could all these miracles have ever evolved, or by whom other than the Miracle Maker, Himself, our God in Heaven?
Yes, I do believe our Bible is, and/or should be our Book of Guidance, Instruction and/or our Commandments for ourselves as well as to all others. With our Chief Sheppard’s Guidance, we must blend our Holy Bible, all working together, with our US Constitution. Our Holy Bible should truthfully and precisely direct our elective and appointed leaders, and secondly, each should follow by our US Constitution, as our forefathers did. There should be no contradiction between our Holy Bible and our US Constitution; however, some of our more non-believing legislators and radical left-wing Judges have become embittered and gone astray from our forefathers faith in God.
It appears you may have been misinformed on our “wise” forefathers; their belief on Christianity, and the US Constitution. There is so much information as to how resiliently our forefathers trusted in God, and wrote down so much about Christianity in general, not about specific denominations, concerning this issue. Our forefathers believed and wrote about a “Separation of Church and State”. These “wise” men wanted to make sure no specific Church became the American Church as the Church of England had earlier become the nation’s official Church. Many other Americans are twisting the true issues and pressing for Legislatures and Judiciary for much of written and/or ordered legislation “Separation of Church from State”. This falls unexpectedly of what our forefathers anticipated.
If you choose, you may examine “Freedom of Religion” authors whom came from a variety of different Christian Denominations. None ever intended a “Separation of Church from State”. Many of our forefathers’ writings are recorded in “The Federalist Papers”. http://www.foundingfathers.info/federalistpapers/. This assignment may take an extended period of study at your leisure.
Another story I recently e-mailed out regarding our Chief Sheppard, our Miracle Maker, and our God was:
Where God Ain’t
There was a little boy,
On the week's first day,
Coming home from Sunday School
And wandering on the way.
He scuffed his shoes into the grass
And found a caterpillar.
He found a fluffy milkweed pod
And blew out all the filler.
A bird's nest in a tree above,
So wisely placed on high,
Was just another wonder
That caught his eager eye.
A neighbor watched his crooked course
And hailed him from the lawn.
He asked him where he'd been that day
And what was going on.
"I've been to Sunday School," he said
As he turned a piece of sod,
And picking up a worm, he smiled,
"I've learned a lot from God!"
"That's a fine way," the neighbor said,
"For a boy to spend his time.
"Now if you can tell me where God is,
I'll give you a brand new dime."
Quick as a flash the answer came,
The boy said without complaint,
"I'll give you a dollar, Mister,
If you can tell me where God ain't!"
Again, thank you for taking your time. After study, I trust you will find a correlation between Judeo-Christian values and our US Constitution.
Sincerely, and God Bless!
Monday, February 23, 2009
GM and Chrysler are asking for more taxpayers’ money. A majority of Democrats with a few Republicans and Independents on Capitol Hill have the US checkbook and/or credit cards open. The majority Democrats’ desire is to please organize labor, at ‘all cost’. Organized Labor gives hundreds of Millions of dollars and free labor to a full majority to Liberal Democrats in elections. It appears with this legislation, it may be their choice to ‘pay to play’, with American taxpayers, their children, their grandchildren, and more, who are footing these bills to be paid, if ever. Did American voters really realize what they were voting for in November, 2008? As the ‘Stimulus’ legislations amount owed becomes due, the taxpayers may witness what the sum owed is, for themselves and future generations. Is America becoming a Socialistic system of government and/or society, in lieu of a Democratic Republic system? Do Americans really know and/or do they care?
America’s economy is in despair. Manufacturing, and especially America’s ‘Big 3’ automakers, needs to return. The obstacle to the immediate restoration is the leadership of the UAW. UAW workers currently earn some $150,000 and more annually, in salaries and benefits, yet many refuse to renegotiate their labor contracts. These excessive salaries and benefits force consumers, based on prices and quality, to purchase their vehicles from other manufacturers.
In lieu of UAW renegotiating labor contracts, the solution for ‘Big 3’; namely GM, Chrysler, and Ford is to go into Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Court. The Federal Court may then cancel these labor contracts by reducing salaries and benefits by upwards of 50%, from the existing $150,000 and more annual rates. For America to survive, our manufacturing must not only survive, but also expand this important ingredient part of our economy.
American manufacturing must survive, be reborn, expand and outlive the overconfident, arrogant, and selfish AFL-CIO, UAW, and USW leaders who refuse to resolutely negotiate, even at the expense of destroying their own jobs and/or this entire segment of our US economy.
America manufacturing leaders and workers must put ‘America First’ above self-greed. Americans are fed up with arrogant and selfish workers who think or no one other than themselves. We all must leave future generations a chance for success!
Friday, February 20, 2009
Whether you realize it or not, you have the power to be successful by helping others succeed. -- David Cottrell
From: "The Patriot Post"
"There are certain social principles in human nature, from which we may draw the most solid conclusions with respect to the conduct of individuals and of communities. We love our families more than our neighbors; we love our neighbors more than our countrymen in general. The human affections, like solar heat, lose their intensity as they depart from the centre... On these principles, the attachment of the individual will be first and for ever secured by the State governments. They will be a mutual protection and support." -- Alexander Hamilton
"In America, no other distinction between man and man had ever been known but that of persons in office exercising powers by authority of the laws, and private individuals. Among these last, the poorest laborer stood on equal ground with the wealthiest millionaire, and generally on a more favored one whenever their
rights seem to jar." -- Thomas Jefferson
"But ambitious encroachments of the federal government, on the authority of the State governments, would not excite the opposition of a single State, or of a few States only. They would be signals of general alarm... But what degree of madness could ever drive the federal government to such an extremity." -- James Madison
From: "The Web"
"You are not here merely to make a living. You are here to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world. You impoverish yourself if you forget this errand." -- Woodrow Wilson
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed no help at all." -- Dale Carnegie
From: "OneNewsNow" - I suppose I am too ignorant and/or close minded to understand how anyone who believes, supports, and/or practices Christian values can even consider supporting Barack Obama. How can anyone of the Jewish faith ever vote for Obama; especially, if they love the nation of Israel? This election has convinced me that many throughout America will not stand up for our Holy Bible as a book of learning, practicing, and teaching others by. Our Holy Bible is a guidance of life "Commandments" and other instructions for our Hereafter - oyh
Why 'born-again' Christians are backing Obama
Jim Brown - OneNewsNow - 10/30/2008 5:55:00 AMDespite Barack Obama's approval of abortion and homosexual activism, new polling by a prestigious Christian research group indicates that the Democratic presidential nominee is making significant inroads among voters who are classified as "born-again" Christians.
The Barna Group for research says Obama is statistically tied (43 percent to 45 percent) with Republican John McCain among born-again Christian voters. "Born-again Christians" are defined by Barna as people who say they have made a personal commitment to Jesus and believe they will go to heaven because they have confessed their sins and accepted Jesus Christ as their savior. Based on that definition, 48 percent of all voters in this election will be "born-again" Christians.
Meantime, Barna says 63 percent of "evangelicals" are supporting McCain, while 23 percent are supporting Obama. "Evangelicals" meet the "born-again" criteria, plus seven other conditions, including the belief that salvation is only possible through grace, not works.
According to Dave Kinnaman, president of The Barna Group, born-again Christians voting for Obama say they are backing the Illinois senator because they believe he will do a better job restoring America's reputation and handling the economy and agree with his stance on the Iraq War.
"People in their 20s or 30s who are born-again Christian are more likely to support Senator Obama than Senator McCain, compared to people who are older born-again Christians, who are more likely to support the Arizona senator," he explains. "So, when you look at it, it's a pretty complex set of reasons, and each person comes to this voting decision with their own unique sensibility, but what's interesting is the Christian community, compared to previous elections, is more open to this Democratic candidate than we've seen in at least the last couple national elections."
Kinnaman says it is important to keep in mind that only one in every ten voters is an evangelical Christian with a biblical worldview and understanding of what it means to be a follower of Christ.
From: "Newsmax" - Read this entire article by clicking and/or copying and pasting the "link" below.
Ex-CIA Expert: Obama Took Millions in Illegal Foreign Donations
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 9:27 PM
By: Kenneth R. Timmerman
A Newsmax investigation of Obama/Biden campaign contributors, undertaken in conjunction with a private investigative firm headed by a former CIA operations officer, has identified 118 donors who appear to lack U.S. citizenship.
Some of these “red flag” donors work for foreign governments; others have made public statements declaring that they are citizens of Cameroun, Nigeria, Pakistan, Canada, and other countries.
A Newsmax sampling of about 3,400 donors also found hundreds more who showed “yellow flags” such as not having used a Social Security number or a known U.S. address. Most U.S.-born citizens are issued Social Security numbers at birth or by the time they enter kindergarten.
Under federal law, only U.S. citizens or permanent residents may donate to federal political campaigns. It is illegal for the campaigns to accept money knowingly from foreign donors.
From: "AmeriPAC" - Read the entire story to "click" on "link".
Barack Obama A Marxist-Socialist in 1990's Web Bloggers Unearth Evidence Buried Deep by the Media
Socialist ”New Party” Connections to Obama included in this document:
Obama member of Socialist Party
Obama contract with Socialist Party
Obama support of and by Socialist Party
Obama Socialist Party connection to ACORN
Obama Connection ACORN
Obama Connection to Castro
William Ayers Connection to Socialist Party
William Ayers Connection to Castro
Democratic candidate Barack Obama was a member of the socialist New Party during the 1990s, according to new evidence unearthed by web bloggers. Obama received the Socialist party’s endorsement for his state Senate run in 1996.
Everything is documented at websites within the Chicago Democratic Socialist Party archives. There is no conjecture; no guessing the fact is that as recently as 1996 Senator Obama was an active member of the Chicago Democratic Socialist Party.
Will the mainstream media cover what once were allegations but which now appear to be proven facts? WE MUST FORCE THEM TO DO IT!
From: "The email Bag"
Prayer can move mountains, why not Obama?
Being dismayed recently when a family member of mine said to me with great resignation that Obama will take the presidency. These words came from someone who in the past has been a great prayer warrior.
What is happening was my question??? Why are we Christians settling and not issuing a battle cry and falling to our knees and taking our country back?
We allow ourselves to be stripped of the right to pray at school functions
and in school, we have the 10 Commandments removed from government places and are told we cannot pray in school, all the while providing public prayer places for Muslims. What in the world is going on and why are we being apathetic?
Why aren't we praying? Our God is a mighty God who is waiting patiently for us to raise our voices to heaven to stop the tide of the anti-Christ actions in our world today.. Now we find we have a charismatic candidate for president who does not respect our flag and refuses to wear one on his lapel except when it becomes politically expedient and whose own wife and pastor that he loves profess to have strong anti-white feelings, and we sit back and say "it is a given, we can do nothing."
There has never been a time in 2000 years that we can do nothing, never a time that we must sit back and allow the evil in men's and women's hearts to take over our world. We should be very afraid because our apathy is leading us to perdition.
It is time for all Christian Americans to raise the battle cry and take our nation back. Maybe McCain on his own cannot defeat Obama, but our God can and He will if we take to our knees in prayer and raise a mighty cry to the heavens to "Save us O Lord." We have the power to change the course of this election and to keep a man as suspect as Barack Obama from leading our country to who knows where with his message of "change" - a change which I fear will be away from our Christian ideals and away from Christ and further away from one nation under God.
We are great at passing stories and pictures around the Internet, but where are our prayers and prayer warriors praying to stop this tide of Barack Obama?
God parted the red sea, Jesus raised himself from the dead, and we can bring our country back to its Christian roots and stop the move to the rise of Muslims in our country. We can stop our country from being "under Allah," but we must begin to pray, to pray as if our country and our lives depended on it, because they do. We can stop all these atrocities against God's commands that have taken root in our country through something as simple as sincere prayer, a call to God to deliver us, to forgive us our
sins of apathy and to protect us from the evil that is upon us.
Okay prayer warriors, here is your challenge, start those prayer chains. Get the spiritual power working on our behalf and stop Barack Obama the proper way, by calling on our God to save us from the deception that charismatic preaching is using to lead us on the wrong path. Stop those who would take God out of our country and our government. Raise up good men and women to lead us and protect us.
We should not rest on our laurels and allow ourselves to be taken further off the path of Christianity and to have God removed from our presence in our schools, courts, government and businesses.
Invite God into the fray. Ask that His power rest upon us and give us the victory. Ask him to raise up a mighty army to defend us and to protect our country as he did in days of old. Let us be victorious beginning NOW. The battle is his, but we must call on Him without ceasing and unite our voices
and hearts in prayer.
Please pass this around to all people of prayer that you know and maybe, just maybe a more eloquent person of prayer will write something better and more inspiring and even the rocks will shout that Jesus is Lord and our Mighty God is with us, bringing the victory for us and ultimately for Him.
"Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
I Thess. 5:16-18 (KJV) 16 “Rejoice evermore.” 17 “Pray without ceasing.” 18 “In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Jesus Christ concerning you.”
.....Continuous Prayer is the answer to this attack on the USA.... Please pray the Will of God will prevail through our continuous prayers to HIM.... Prayer Can... Move Mountains!
If there's any concept that's synonymous with "leadership" it's got to be responsibility. -- Steve Ventura
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others. -- Winston Churchill
From: "Simple Truths"
“Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the handcuffs of hate.” - William Ward
From: "The Patriot Post"
"There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations." -- James Madison
"[T]he policy or advantage of [immigration] taking place in a body (I mean the settling of them in a body) may be much questioned; for, by so doing, they retain the Language, habits and principles (good or bad) which they bring with them. Whereas by an intermixture with our people, they, or their descendants, get assimilated to our customs, measures and laws: in a word, soon become one people." --George Washington
"Investigators (of ACORN's voter fraud) discovered that the entire offensive line of the Dallas Cowboys had signed up to vote in Las Vegas, unless it turns out that someone forged their signatures to make a quota. The rules for this game were written in Chicago." -- Wesley Pruden
Vote Obamessiah: "You are the instruments that God is going to use to bring about universal change, and that is why Barack has captured the youth. And he has involved young people in a political process that they didn't care anything about. That's a sign. When the Messiah speaks, the youth will hear, and the Messiah is absolutely speaking." -- Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan (YouTube has the video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OowxMcVTjTE))
From: "The Web"
"There are three kinds of people: Those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who ask, 'What happened?'" -- Casey Stengel
"Press on: nothing in the world can take the place of perseverance. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent." -- Calvin Coolidge
From: “Economics” - A simplified look at taxes in an open market free society, for those who don't get it otherwise! - oyh
Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:
The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing. The fifth would pay $1. The sixth would pay $3. The seventh would pay $7. The eighth would pay $12. The ninth would pay $18. The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59. So, that's what they decided to do. The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the owner threw them a curve.
'Since you are all such good customers, he said, I'm going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by $20. Drinks for the ten now cost just $80. The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes so the first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free. But what about the other six men - the paying customers? How could they divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his 'fair share?'
They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody's share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer. So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man's bill by roughly the same amount, and he proceeded to work out the amounts each should pay!
And so: The fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing-- (100%savings). The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 ----- (33%savings). The seventh now pay $5 instead of $7 ----- (28%savings). The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12
----- (25%savings). The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 -----(22%savings). The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 ----- (16%savings).
Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to drink for free. But once outside the restaurant, the men began to compare their savings.
'I only got a dollar out of the $20, 'declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man, 'but he got $10!'
'Yeah, that's right,' exclaimed the fifth man. 'I only saved a dollar, too. It's unfair that he got ten times more than I!'
'That's true!!' shouted the seventh man. 'Why should he get $10 back when I got only two? The wealthy get all the breaks!' 'Wait a minute,' yelled the first four men in unison. 'We didn't get anything at all. The system exploits the poor!'
The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.
The next night the tenth man didn't show up for drinks, so the nine sat down and had beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They didn't have enough money between all of them for even half of the bill!
And that, boys and girls, journalists and college professors, is how our tax system works. The people who pay the highest taxes get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might start drinking overseas where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.
David R. Kamerschen, Ph.D. Professor of Economics, University of Georgia Is there a lesson here that might apply to the upcoming US Presidential election? For those who get it, no explanation is needed. For those who still do not understand, no explanation is possible!
From: "Wall Street Journal"
Obama's 'Redistribution' Constitution
The courts are poised for a takeover by the judicial left.
By STEVEN G. CALABRESI
One of the great unappreciated stories of the past eight years is how thoroughly Senate Democrats thwarted efforts by President Bush to appoint judges to the lower federal courts.
Consider the most important lower federal court in the country: the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. In his two terms as president, Ronald Reagan appointed eight judges, an average of one a year, to this court. They included Robert Bork, Antonin Scalia, Kenneth Starr, Larry Silberman, Stephen Williams, James Buckley, Douglas Ginsburg and David Sentelle. In his two terms, George W. Bush was able to name only four: John Roberts, Janice Rogers Brown, Thomas Griffith and Brett Kavanaugh.
Although two seats on this court are vacant, Bush nominee Peter Keisler has been denied even a committee vote for two years. If Barack Obama wins the presidency, he will almost certainly fill those two vacant seats, the seats of two older Clinton appointees who will retire, and most likely the seats of four older Reagan and George H.W. Bush appointees who may retire as well.
The net result is that the legal left will once again have a majority on the nation's most important regulatory court of appeals.
The balance will shift as well on almost all of the 12 other federal appeals courts. Nine of the 13 will probably swing to the left if Mr. Obama is elected (not counting the Ninth Circuit, which the left solidly controls today). Circuit majorities are likely at stake in this presidential election for the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal. That includes the federal appeals courts for New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia and virtually every other major center of finance in the country.
On the Supreme Court, six of the current nine justices will be 70 years old or older on January 20, 2009. There is a widespread expectation that the next president could make four appointments in just his first term, with maybe two more in a second term. Here too we are poised for heavy change.
These numbers ought to raise serious concern because of Mr. Obama's extreme left-wing views about the role of judges. He believes -- and he is quite open about this -- that judges ought to decide cases in light of the empathy they ought to feel for the little guy in any lawsuit.
Speaking in July 2007 at a conference of Planned Parenthood, he said: "[W]e need somebody who's got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it's like to be a young teenage mom. The empathy to understand what it's like to be poor, or African-American, or gay, or disabled, or old. And that's the criteria by which I'm going to be selecting my judges."
On this view, plaintiffs should usually win against defendants in civil cases; criminals in cases against the police; consumers, employees and stockholders in suits brought against corporations; and citizens in suits brought against the government. Empathy, not justice, ought to be the mission of the federal courts, and the redistribution of wealth should be their mantra.
In a Sept. 6, 2001, interview with Chicago Public Radio station WBEZ-FM, Mr. Obama noted that the Supreme Court under Chief Justice Earl Warren "never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth and sort of more basic issues of political and economic justice in this society," and "to that extent as radical as I think people tried to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn't that radical."
He also noted that the Court "didn't break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution, at least as it has been interpreted." That is to say, he noted that the U.S. Constitution as written is only a guarantee of negative liberties from government -- and not an entitlement to a right to welfare or economic justice.
This raises the question of whether Mr. Obama can in good faith take the presidential oath to "preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution" as he must do if he is to take office. Does Mr. Obama support the Constitution as it is written, or does he support amendments to guarantee welfare? Is his provision of a "tax cut" to millions of Americans who currently pay no taxes merely a foreshadowing of constitutional rights to welfare, health care, Social Security, vacation time and the redistribution of wealth? Perhaps the candidate ought to be asked to answer these questions before the election rather than after.
Every new federal judge has been required by federal law to take an oath of office in which he swears that he will "administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich." Mr. Obama's emphasis on empathy in essence requires the appointment of judges committed in advance to violating this oath. To the traditional view of justice as a blindfolded person weighing legal claims fairly on a scale, he wants to tear the blindfold off, so the judge can rule for the party he empathizes with most.
The legal left wants Americans to imagine that the federal courts are very right-wing now, and that Mr. Obama will merely stem some great right-wing federal judicial tide. The reality is completely different. The federal courts hang in the balance, and it is the left which is poised to capture them.
A whole generation of Americans has come of age since the nation experienced the bad judicial appointments and foolish economic and regulatory policy of the Johnson and Carter administrations. If Mr. Obama wins we could possibly see any or all of the following: a federal constitutional right to welfare; a federal constitutional mandate of affirmative action wherever there are racial disparities, without regard to proof of discriminatory intent; a right for government-financed abortions through the third trimester of pregnancy; the abolition of capital punishment and the mass freeing of criminal defendants; ruinous shareholder suits against corporate officers and directors; and approval of huge punitive damage awards, like those imposed against tobacco companies, against many legitimate businesses such as those selling fattening food.
Nothing less than the very idea of liberty and the rule of law are at stake in this election. We should not let Mr. Obama replace justice with empathy in our nation's courtrooms.
Mr. Calabresi is a co-founder of the Federalist Society and a professor of law at Northwestern University.
From: "The Heritage Foundation"
THE MORNING BELL
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 29, 2008
They Left Out the Socialized Medicine Part
The Washington Post has a lengthy front-page story today on Barack Obama’s health care plan, which the newspaper admits contains “profound — and controversial — changes.” The Post tries to compare the Obama plan to Massachusetts’ 2006 health care legislation, asserting the only difference between the two is the individual mandate in the Massachusetts plan. This is indeed a big difference between the two plans, but it is nowhere near the most important. For all of its other problems , the Massachusetts plan did not create a new government-run health care plan that would compete side by side with private insurance plan. Obama’s plan does.
Why is this important? Because not only would the federal government be an active competitor in the health care market, but it would also set the rules for competition. Heritage’s Center for Health Policy Studies Director Robert Moffit explains what would happen next:
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The likely incentives for government officials would be to set rules to advantage the government’s own health plan and to disadvantage the private health plans, including setting the government’s health plan premiums artificially low, reducing or eliminating cost-sharing requirements, or more heavily subsidizing certain benefits to make the government health plan more attractive than the private health plans.. These plans would operate without incurring any of the normal financial risks that private health plans must bear.
One could easily imagine a massive crowd out of private coverage, as employers dropped private coverage and paid the requisite tax. Likewise, lobbyists for businesses or private insurance industry executives may see the government health program as a convenient “dumping ground” for high-risk individuals or families, which would reduce business and insurance industry costs but would amount to massive adverse selection against the taxpayers. … In such a political environment, the value of personal choice and anything at all resembling free market competition would mostly likely be rendered meaningless.
Obama’s preference for socialized medicine is no secret. He openly admitted earlier this year, “If I were designing a system from scratch, I would probably go ahead with a single-payer system.” The question for Obama and the left is not whether socialized medicine is desirable. They want socialized medicine. The problem Obama is trying to solve is how best to trick the American people into a policy they do not want. Obama’s health plan is the answer to that problem. Just ask New York Times columnist Paul Krugman: “The Demoplans offer choice — so that people won’t feel that they’re being forced into a government plan. Over time, I suspect, many people will choose the government plan or plans — but they’ll have the option of staying with those wonderful people from the private insurance industry.”
Krugman is undoubtedly right. But not for the reason he states. The government plan will not win because people love socialized medicine (as Krugman recently learned), but because Congress will strangle the private market to death so the American people have no choice. These are the policy options the American people are about to face. It’s high time papers like The Washington Post begin accurately reporting on them.
· The Heritage Foundation asked Obama to immediately pull two ads that misrepresent the views of policy analyst Rea Hederman.
· According to The Washington Post, Obama is allowing donors to use largely untraceable prepaid credit cards that could potentially be used to evade legal limits.
· Following his conviction of seven felonies, both Sarah Palin and John McCain called on Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) to resign.
· A federal judge in Ohio has ruled counties must allow homeless voters to list park benches as their addresses.
According to Gallup, Americans are not eager for one-party control of government.
Arabs: Obama ‘One of Us,’ NYC Columnist Writes
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 11:05 AM
By: Jim Meyers Article Font Size
While Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama “has tried to push his origins into the background, his ‘Islamic roots’ have won him a place in many Arabs’ hearts.”
That’s the observation of Iranian-born commentator Amir Taheri, whose column in Tuesday’s New York Post notes that many Arabs and other Muslims see Obama as “one of them.”
They see that Obama has Arabic-Islamic first and middle names: Barack means “blessed” and Hussein means “beautiful.” His last name is Swahili, an East African language based on Arabic, Taheri writes. His sister is named Oumah, Arabic for “the community of the faithful;” his daughter Malia bears the name of a daughter of the noted Caliph Othman; and his father and stepfather were both Muslims.
Although Taheri did not note it, Obama was raised partially as a Muslim when he lived in Indonesia with his mother and stepfather. While there, he studied at two schools and was registered at both as a Muslim student.
As such he received Islamic religious instruction, studied the Koran, and prayed with other students. He did attend mosque, albeit infrequently, with his stepfather.
Obama’s religious upbringing after Indonesia is somewhat of a mystery until his late 20s. At that point, Obama says he converted to Christianity after meeting the Rev. Jeremiah Wright in Chicago.
Still, Obama has maintained strong support from American Muslims, including Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam movement. Farrakhan has endorsed Obama and has called him the “messiah.”
These factors have made Obama a big hit in the Arab world, where he has received wide praise, including:
The Syrian regime has indicated its preference for Obama. Buthaina Shaaban, an adviser to President Bashar al-Assad, has written: “The change suggested by Obama is essential not only for the U.S. but for the entire human family.”
Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi called Obama “a Muslim” and said: “All the people in the Arab and Muslim world and in Africa applauded this man. They welcome him and prayed for his success,” although Qaddafi also expressed criticism of Obama’s comments on the future of Jerusalem.
Hamas political adviser Ahmed Yousef said this year: “We like Mr. Obama and we hope that he will win the election.”
Hezbollah’s second in command, Sheik Naim al-Kassim, urged Americans to vote for Obama as a step toward peace with Islam, and pro-Hezbollah columnist Amal Saad-Ghorayeb said there is “no doubt Arabs should welcome an Obama presidency,” according to Taheri.
In Saudi Arabia, commentator Hussein Shobokshi wrote that an Obama presidency “would mark an important moral transformation in the superpower and is a healthy indicator of the long-awaited improvement in the international arena.”
Some columnists also have noted Obama’s close ties to several Palestinian radicals, including Columbia University Prof. Rashid Khalidi — former communications director for the Palestinian Liberation Organization — and another Palestinian political activist, the late Edward Said.
The “Arab street” also favors Obama. Recent surveys found that he is the preferred candidate in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Algeria, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
You may think CNN is really the Barack Obama Network (BON).
From: "The email Bag"
By: Chuck Sproull, Springville IN, 10/29/2008
Over 200 years ago John Adams wrote, “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
By "moral and religious people," I believe John Adams was not referring directly to a particular religion, but was thinking about the core values and moral character of people who are unselfish, honest, responsible, self-disciplined and ambitious enough to allow our Constitution, with laws based on the Ten Commandments, and limited Government, to govern their lives. Our Constitution limits Government power specifically for the purpose of giving maximum Rights (responsible freedoms) to the American citizens. This was a radical departure from the tyrannical British and European governments they came to America to get away from.
Adams also pointed out four character attributes of immoral non-religious people, who are not capable of being governed by our Constitution. Understanding the meanings of these words will help us understand Adams' warning.
Avarice is excessive greed for wealth.
Ambition is desire for power and fame.
Revenge is the desire to get even, damage, make things worse.
Gallantry is prideful showoff, recklessness.
Who does this remind you of?
Other core values of people who are not capable of being governed by our Constitution are selfish, dishonest, irresponsible, undisciplined and lazy.
I believe if John Adams were here today, he would look at the immoral liberals and socialists in our Government, and people like Obama (who ignorantly criticizes our Constitution for limiting Government power, which was the whole purpose of our Constitution - duh!!!), and say "Watch out! Here come the whales I warned you about.
It is your attitude, not your aptitude, that determines your altitude.
-- Zig Ziglar
From: "The Patriot Post"
"Logic has little to do with politics, especially in an election year, when winning tends to become the only goal. In the mounting urgency of a campaign, who's got time or energy to waste making sense?" --- Paul Greenberg
"Ultimately, I ended up learning about the fact that [Weatherman terrorist Bill Ayers] had engaged in this reprehensible act 40 years ago, but I was eight years old at the time and I assumed that he had been rehabilitated." --- Barack Obama - It seems Obama wants you to ferget his relationship with Bill Ayers some seven years ago. - oyh
"The notion that people don't know who I am is a little hard to swallow. I've been running for President for the last two years. I've campaigned in 49 states. Millions of people have heard me speak at length on every topic under the sun. And I've written two books which everybody who reads them will say are about as honest a set of reflections by at least a politician as are out there." --- Barack Obama - Who can honestly say they had ever heard of Barack Obama before August 2004? - oyh
From: "The Web"
"Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in." -- Andrew Jackson
"One man with courage makes a majority." -- Andrew Jackson
From: “NC General Assembly” – Civitas Action - Conservative Ranking - Union County, NC
Eddie Goodall (R) – 1st.
NC House Of Representatives:
David Almond (R) – 8th.
Curtis Blackwood (R) – 10th.
Ken Furr (R) – 54th.
Pryor Gibson (D) – 101st.
On the Second Amendment, Don’t Believe Obama
The presidential primary season is finally over, and it is now time for gun owners to take a careful look at just where nominee Barack Obama stands on issues related to the Second Amendment. During the primaries, Obama tried to hide behind vague statements of support for “sportsmen” or unfounded claims of general support for the right to keep and bear arms.
But his real record, based on votes taken, political associations, and long standing positions, shows that Barack Obama is a serious threat to Second Amendment liberties. Don’t listen to his campaign rhetoric! Look instead to what he has said and done during his entire political career.
FACT: Barack Obama opposes four of the five Supreme Court justices who affirmed an individual right to keep and bear arms. He voted against the confirmation of Alito and Roberts and he has stated he would not have appointed Thomas or Scalia.17
FACT: Barack Obama voted for an Illinois State Senate bill to ban and confiscate “assault weapons,” but the bill was so poorly crafted, it would have also banned most semi-auto and single and double barrel shotguns commonly used by sportsmen.18
FACT: Barack Obama voted to allow reckless lawsuits designed to bankrupt the firearms industry.1
FACT: Barack Obama wants to re-impose the failed and discredited Clinton Gun Ban.15
FACT: Barack Obama voted to ban almost all rifle ammunition commonly used for hunting and sport shooting.3
FACT: Barack Obama has endorsed a 500% increase in the federal excise tax on firearms and ammunition.9
FACT: Barack Obama has endorsed a complete ban on handgun ownership.2
FACT: Barack Obama supports local gun bans in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and other cities.4
FACT: Barack Obama voted to uphold local gun bans and the criminal prosecution of people who use firearms in self-defense.5
FACT: Barack Obama supports gun owner licensing and gun registration.6
FACT: Barack Obama refused to sign a friend-of-the-court Brief in support of individual Second Amendment rights in the Heller case.
FACT: Barack Obama opposes Right to Carry laws.7
FACT: Barack Obama was a member of the Board of Directors of the Joyce Foundation, the leading source of funds for anti-gun organizations and “research.”8
FACT: Barack Obama supported a proposal to ban gun stores within 5 miles of a school or park, which would eliminate almost every gun store in America.9
FACT: Barack Obama voted not to notify gun owners when the state of Illinois did records searches on them.10
FACT: Barack Obama voted against a measure to lower the Firearms Owners Identification card age minimum from 21 to 18, a measure designed to assist young people in the military.11
FACT: Barack Obama favors a ban on standard capacity magazines.12
FACT: Barack Obama supports mandatory micro-stamping.13
FACT: Barack Obama supports mandatory waiting periods.2
FACT: Barack Obama supports repeal of the Tiahrt Amendment, which prohibits information on gun traces collected by the BATFE from being used in reckless lawsuits against firearm dealers and manufacturers.14
FACT: Barack Obama supports one-gun-a-month handgun purchase restrictions.16
FACT: Barack Obama supports a ban on inexpensive handguns.9
FACT: Barack Obama supports a ban on the resale of police issued firearms, even if the money is going to police departments for replacement equipment.9
FACT: Barack Obama supports mandatory firearm training requirements for all gun owners and a ban on gun ownership for persons under the age of 21.9
1. United States Senate, S. 397, vote number 219, July 29, 2005. (http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=109&session=1&vote=00219)
2. Independent Voters of Illinois/Independent Precinct Organization general candidate questionnaire, Sept. 9, 1996. The responses on this survey were described in “Obama had greater role on liberal survey,” Politico, March 31, 2008. (http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0308/9269.html)
3. United States Senate, S. 397, vote number 217, Kennedy amendment July 29, 2005. (http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=109&session=1&vote=00217)
4. David Wright, Ursula Fahy and Sunlen Miller, "Obama: 'Common Sense Regulation' On Gun Owners' Rights," ABC News' "Political Radar" Blog, http://blogs.abcnews.com, 2/15/08. (http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2008/02/obama-common-se.html)
5. Illinois Senate, SB 2165, March 25, 2004, vote 20 and May 25, 2004, vote 3.
6. “Fact Check: No News In Obama's Consistent Record.” Obama ’08, December 11, 2007. (http://www.barackobama.com/factcheck/2007/12/11/fact_check_no_news_in_obamas_c.php)
7. “Candidates' gun control positions may figure in Pa. vote,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Wednesday, April 2, 2008, and "Keyes, Obama Are Far Apart On Guns," Chicago Tribune, 9/15/04. (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/s_560181.html)
8. 1998 Joyce Foundation Annual Report, p. 7.
9. “Obama and Gun Control,” The Volokh Conspiracy, taken from the Chicago Defender, Dec. 13, 1999. (http://www.volokh.com/posts/1203389334.shtml)
10. Illinois Senate, May 5, 2002, SB 1936 Con., vote 26.
11. Illinois Senate, March 25, 2003, SB 2163, vote 18.
12. “Clinton, Edwards, Obama on gun control,” Radio Iowa, Sunday, April 22, 2007. (http://learfield.typepad.com/radioiowa/2007/04/clinton_edwards.html)
13. Chicago Tribune blogs, “Barack Obama: NIU Shootings call for action,” February 15, 2008, (http://blogs.trb.com/news/politics/blog/2008/02/barack_obama_comments_on_shoot.html)
41. Barack Obama campaign website: “As president, Barack Obama would repeal the Tiahrt Amendment . . .” (http://www.barackobama.com/issues/urbanpolicy/#crime-and-law-enforcement.)
15. Illinois Senate Debate #3: Barack Obama vs. Alan Keyes (http://www.ontheissues.org/2008/Barack_Obama_Gun_Control.htm and http://www.ontheissues.org/IL_2004_Senate_3rd.htm) Oct 21, 2004.
16. Illinois Senate, May 16, 2003, HB 2579, vote 34.
17. United States Senate vote 245, September 29, 2005 and vote 2, January 31, 2006 and Saddleback Forum, August 16, 2008.
18. Illinois Senate Judiciary Committee, March 13, 2003. To see the vote tally go to: http://www.nrapvf.org/Media/pdf/sb1195_obama.pdf.
From: "Rick Santorum" - One of America's most honorable US Senators in modern history.
From the Desk of Rick Santorum
United States Senator 1995 - 2007
Election Day is less than a week away, and reports have surfaced that one of Barack Obama's closest allies, ACORN (the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), has committed widespread voter fraud threatening to undermine our democratic process.
I need your help to combat the over $800,000 that the Obama campaign has funneled to ACORN in an effort to steal this election. We cannot allow Barack Obama to win the White House, and for the Senate and the House to remain in Democratic hands. This would spell disaster for our nation's economic stability and national security.
That is why I'm asking you to consider helping America's Foundation one last time before Election Day so that we can deploy additional resources to Republican candidates around the country. Already we have contributed $100,000, but there is more to be done especially in these final hours of the election.
In case you haven't heard, look at what ACORN has done so far in an effort to undermine our democratic process:
ACORN has submitted thousands of fraudulent registrations like "Mickey Mouse," the starting line-up for the Dallas Cowboys and thousands of convicted felons.
Individuals were bribed with cash and cigarettes to register
And when asked about this in the 3rd presidential debate, Obama smiled and responded only with a laugh.
This is no laughing matter. ACORN's efforts won't effect just the presidential race, but they will effect down ballot races as well, and the results could be devastating.
Please consider making a contribution of $25, $50, $100 or even $500 to help combat our Democratic opponents. With less then a week until Election Day, your help is more needed than ever before.
You and I are the only thing standing between Barack Obama in the White House, a filibuster-proof Senate, and a House of Representatives with an overwhelmingly Democratic majority that would:
Declare defeat in Iraq
Raise your taxes
Nominate and confirm radical Supreme Court justices
And reverse the ban on partial birth abortion
This is our last chance to head off this certain disaster, but I need your help today. I can't thank you enough for the support you've shown me in the past and for standing by me when it counted most.
Thank you for your generosity,
U.S. Senate (1995-2007)
P.S. Please consider making a generous contribution of $25, $50, $100 or even $500 to America's Foundation today. With less than a week to go until Election Day, your contribution is vital!
Paid for by:America's Foundation | One Tower Bridge, Suite 1440 | Conshohocken, PA 19428
FROM: "INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY"
WED. OCT. 8, 2008
"WHO IS BUYING THE WHITE HOUSE?"
CAMPAIGN FINANCE: Sources of more than $190 million in Obama election contributions are UNIDENTIFIED. Will a federal investigation find foreigners illegally rigging the most important presidential election in history??
Newsmax reported last week that Sen. Barack Obama's has collected "the largest pool of unidentified money that has ever flooded into the U.S. election system, before or after the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reforms of 2002."
Federal Election Commission data show that some $222 million of the cash Obama has collected came in the form of contributions of $200 or less, with the Democratic nominee's campaign identifying the donors of less than $40 million of that sum.
Campaigns may accept donations of less than $200 without providing the donors' names and addresses in campaign finance reports, but Sen. John McCain's camp has made its full donor database available on the Internet. Independent campaign finance watchdog organizations have asked the Obama campaign to list ALL its donors, as well, but it's refused. What is Obama hiding?
Major media have jumped on the story, with Newsweek noting that FEC auditors ordered Obama's campaign to return large amounts from sources with FAKE names. One phone was "Good Will," who listed "Loving" as his employer and "You" as his job. The address given was found to be that of the Austin-based nonprofit Goodwill Industries, which informed the Obama campaign last month that its name was apparently being used fraudulently.
Another made-up name: "Doodad Pro." His listed address is a Nunda, N.Y liquor store next to the now-closed Doodad Boutique.
More disturbing was $33,000 paid for Obama campaign T-shirts by two Palestinian brothers from Gaza who listed "Ga" as their address, which the campaign took to be the state of Georgia. The purchase is considered a campaign donation.
This week, CBS News discovered two Obama contributors who gave $7,722 using fake identities, "Dahsudhu Hdushfd of Df, Hawaii, employed by "CZXVC/ZXVZXV" and "Uadhshgu Hduadh of Dhff, Fla, who works for "DASADA/SAFASE."
The Newsmax report noted a separate FEC database of more than 11,500 OVERSEAS CONTRIBUTIONS to Obama totaling $33.8 million, with more than 520 listing their locations as "IR," as possible abbreviation for Iran. (The Associated Press noted that "In FEC reports, the designation "IR" typically stands for 'information requested' because the donor did not supply it.")
Sixty-three listings had "UK" as the donor's location. Other locales apparently providing money for Obama included Abu Dhabi, Addis Ababa, Beijing and Fallujah, as well as France and Italy.
Obama's Web site formerly let donors choose from among every United Nations member when listing their residence. By contrast, the presidential campaign of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton actually required U.S. citiens residing abroad to fax a copy of their passport before accepting their donations. FEDERAL LAW PROHIBITS THE ACCEPTANCE OF CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS FROM FOREIGN NATIONS.
In the summer, the head of Nigeria's stock market held a series of fundraisers believed to have collected $900,000 - ostensibly to pay for some Nigerians' attendance at the Democratic convention in Denver. A Nigerian government commission is now investigating.
Do the "Doodads," "Good Wills," "Dahsudhu Hdusahfds" and Nigerian money men form only the tip of the iceberg? The hundreds of millions this supposed "man of the people" has raised is an astonishing sum, with a large percentage coming from unknown sources.
Obama might say the doesn't know who any of these people are, so it is absurd to suggest he would be a president in the pocket of anti-American foreigners he doesn't know.
But they know him. Many foreign powers would give a fortune to install a far-left president who wants to reduce American economic and military power. All signs point to Obama being exactly that.
Monday, October 27, 2008
ACORN Owes Millions in Taxes
by Amanda Carpenter
An intrepid researcher has discovered more than 200 tax liens totaling more than $3.7 million have been filed by the government against the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now for unpaid taxes since the late eighties.
A tax lien is issued when a person or organization fails to pay taxes and that tax debt is considered seriously delinquent. A lien is only issued after the government makes several unsuccessful attempts to collect the debt.
The conservative-leaning Capital Research Center’s Matthew Vadum found a staggering number of liens listed against ACORN’s national headquarters at 1024 Elysian Fields Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana while conducting an exhaustive investigation of ACORN's history and current activities.
“I took that address and plugged it into Nexis and did a public records search for tax liens,” Vadum said. “At least 230 tax liens corresponded to ACORN’s address and they were all from ACORN’s shadowy network of affiliates.”
The liens filed against ACORN and their associated groups come from the Internal Revenue Service and government officials in fifteen different states.
75 of the 230 tax liens appear to have been “released,” meaning the full debt was paid or a negotiated payment was made for the debt. The rest are outstanding.
The "shadowy network" Vadum mentioned are the hundreds of ACORN offshoots housed at ACORN's official 1024 Elysian Fields Avenue address, such as Project Vote, ACORN Institute Inc., ACORN Housing Inc. Inc and Wal-Mart Alliance for Reform Now (WARN). One of those organizations is Citizens Consulting, Inc, which was paid nearly $800,000 by Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s campaign to conduct get-out-the-vote activities during the Democratic primary.
While CSI raked in cash from the Obama campaign the IRS was preparing nearly a million in liens against ACORN. The IRS filed a lien on ACORN for $306,407 on March 6, 2008. A different lien was filed for $547,312 against ACORN on March 10, 2008 and another was filed on March 14 for $132,997.
Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner (R.-Ohio)and other Republicans have called on Congress to strip ACORN of their federal funding, which has received at least $31 million in various grants since 1998, because of ACORN's role in rampant vote registration fraud across the nation, but Democrats have not expressed any interest in doing this.
ACORN is a relentless crusader for social programs and government wealth redistribution schemes and the fact they can’t be bothered to pay taxes speaks volumes about the integrity of the organization,” Vadum said.
Vadum recently published his report about ACORN and it is available HERE.
From: "The email Bag" - One of the "very best" touching your heart, I have ever received. - oyh
The Sack Lunches -- I put my carry-on in the luggage compartment and sat down in my assigned seat. It was going to be a long flight. 'I'm glad I have a good book to read. Perhaps I will get a short nap,' I thought. Just before take-off, a line of soldiers came down the aisle and filled all the vacant seats, totally surrounding me. I decided to start a conversation. 'Where are you headed?' I asked the soldier seated nearest to me. 'Chicago - to Great Lakes Base. We'll be there for two weeks for special training, and then we're being deployed to Iraq '
After flying for about an hour, an announcement was made that sack lunches were available for five dollars. It would be several hours before we reached Chicago, and I quickly decided a lunch would help pass the time. As I reached for my wallet, I overheard soldier ask his buddy if he planned to buy lunch. 'No, that seems like a lot of money for just a sack lunch. Probably wouldn't be worth five bucks. I'll wait till we get to Chicago ' His friend agreed. I looked around at the other soldiers. None were buying lunch.
I walked to the back of the plane and handed the flight attendant a fifty dollar bill. 'Take a lunch to all those soldiers.' She grabbed my arms and squeezed tightly. Her eyes wet with tears, she thanked me. 'My son was a soldier in Iraq; it's almost like you are doing it for him.' Picking up ten sacks, she headed up the aisle to where the soldiers were seated. She stopped at my seat and asked, 'Which do you like best - beef or chicken?' 'Chicken,' I replied, wondering why she asked. She turned and went to the front of plane, returning a minute later with a dinner plate from first class. 'This is your thanks.'
After we finished eating, I went again to the back of the plane, heading for the rest room. A man stopped me. 'I saw what you did. I want to be part of it. Here, take this.' He handed me twenty-five dollars. Soon after I returned to my seat, I saw the Flight Captain coming down the aisle, looking at the aisle numbers as he walked, I hoped he was not looking for me, but noticed he was looking at the numbers only on my side of the plane. When he got to my row he stopped, smiled, held out his hand, and said, 'I want to shake your hand.' Quickly unfastening my seatbelt I stood and took the Captain's hand. With a booming voice he said, 'I was a soldier and I was a military pilot. Once, someone bought me a lunch. It was an act of kindness I never forgot.' I was embarrassed when applause was heard from all of the passengers.
Later I walked to the front of the plane so I could stretch my legs. A man who was seated about six rows in front of me reached out his hand, wanting to shake mine. He left another twenty-five dollars in my palm. When we landed in Chicago I gathered my belongings and started to deplane. Waiting just inside the airplane door was a man who stopped me, put something in my shirt pocket, turned, and walked away without saying a word. Another twenty-five dollars!
Upon entering the terminal, I saw the soldiers gathering for their trip to the base. I walked over to them and handed them seventy-five dollars. 'It will take you some time to reach the base. It will be about time for a sandwich. God Bless You.' Ten young men left that flight feeling the love and respect of their fellow travelers. As I walked briskly to my car, I whispered a prayer for their safe return. These soldiers were giving their all for our country. I could only give them a couple of meals. It seemed so little...
A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life wrote a blank check Made payable to 'The United States of America ' for an amount of 'up to and including my life.' That is Honor, and there are way too many people in This country who no longer understand it.'
From: "The Comedy Corner"
FIRST TIME SEX .............
A girl asks her boyfriend to come over Friday night to meet and have dinner with her parents.
Since this is such a big event, the girl announced to her boyfriend that after dinner she would like to go out and make love for the first time.
The boy is ecstatic, but he had never had sex before, so he made a trip to the pharmacist to get some condoms.
He told the pharmacist it's his first time and the pharmacist helped the boy for about an hour. He told the boy everything there is to know about condoms and sex.
At the register, the pharmacist asked the boy how many condoms he'd like to buy a 3-pack, 10-pack, or family pack.
The boy insisted on the family pack because he thought he would be rather busy, it being his first time and all.
That night, the boy showed up at the girl's parents' house and met his girlfriend at the door.
"Oh, I'm so excited for you to meet my parents. Come on in!"
The boy went inside and was taken to the dinner table where the girl's parents were seated. The boy quickly offered to say grace and bowed his head.
A minute passed, and the boy was still deep in prayer, with his head down. Ten minutes passed, and still no movement from the boy.
Finally, after 20 minutes with his head down, the girlfriend leaned over and whispered to her boyfriend, "I had no idea you were this religious."
The boy turned and whispered back, "I had no idea your father was a pharmacist."
If you DON'T forward this to at least 1 person you have a bad sense of humor !!!
I've never known a man worth his salt who, in the long run, deep down in his heart, didn’t appreciate the grind, the discipline. -- Vince Lombardi
From: "The Patriot Post"
"We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt." --- Thomas Jefferson
"We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt." --- Thomas Jefferson
"Government cannot make man richer, but it can make him poorer." --- Ludwig von Mises
"[Ronald] Reagan moved the country to the right. Reagan didn't get Democrat votes by telling Democrats they're going to be comfortable as Democrats in the Republican Party because we're going to deemphasize conservatism. Reagan made several million Democrats like conservatism." --- Rush Limbaugh
From: "The Web"
"People don't care how much you know--until they know how much you care." -- John C. Maxwell
"Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit." -- Conrad Hilton
"Let no man imagine that he has no influence. Whoever he may be, and wherever he may be placed, the man who thinks becomes a light and a power." -- Henry George
From: "Christianity Today"
October 24, 2008 12:32PM
An Obama administration, in the eyes of Focus on the Family Action
Focus on the Family Action posted a pretend letter in which a writer signed "A Christian from 2012" looks back on a Barack Obama administration in 2012, including terrorists attacks on four U.S. cities.
The letter proposes these scenarios:
-The Supreme Court would lean liberal
-Churches that refuse to perform same-sex marriages would lose their tax-exempt status
-“under God” in the Pledge would be declared unconstitutional
-Doctors and nurses who won't perform abortions will no longer be able to deliver babies
-Pornography would be openly displayed on newsstands
-Inner-city crime increases when gun ownership is restricted
-Homeschooling would become restricted, so thousands of homeschooling parents emigrate to other countries such as Australia and New Zealand.
- "Since 2009, terrorist bombs have exploded in two large and two small U.S. cities, killing
hundreds, and the entire country is fearful, for no place seems safe."
-Euthanasia is becoming more and more common.
-New carbon emission standards drive many coal-powered electric plants out of business. "The country has less total electric power available than in 2008, and periodic blackouts to conserve energy occur on a regular schedule throughout the nation."
"After many of these decisions, especially those that restricted religious speech in public places, President Obama publicly expressed strong personal disapproval of the decision and said that the Supreme Court had gone far beyond what he ever expected," the letter reads.
It suggests that younger evangelicals were the tipping point for Obama's pretend victory.
"Many Christians voted for Obama – younger evangelicals actually provided him with the needed margin to defeat John McCain – but they didn’t think he would really follow through on the far-Left policies that had marked his career. They were wrong," the letter says.
The author also proposes that every conservative talk show would have to be followed by an instant rebuttal to the program by a liberal “watchdog” group and eventually shut down by 2010. Another hypothetical scenario is that because no Christian is willing to write books critical of homosexuality, many Christian publishers go out of business.
The author suggests that Bush administration officials who had involvement with the Iraq war would be put in jail.
The author writes, "Many brave Christian men and women tried to resist these laws, and some Christian legal agencies tried to defend them, but they couldn’t resist the power of a 6-3 liberal majority on the Supreme Court. It seems many of the bravest ones went to jail or were driven to bankruptcy. And many of their reputations have been destroyed by a relentless press and the endless repetition of false accusations."
This is part of the introduction:
Some will respond to this letter by saying, "Well, I hope hardship and even persecution come to the church. It will strengthen the church!" But hoping for suffering is wrong. It is similar to saying, "I hope I get some serious illness because it will strengthen my faith." Jesus taught us to pray the opposite: "And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil" (Matt. 6:13). Paul urged us to pray not for persecution but "for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way" (1 Tim. 2:2). So Christians should hope and pray that such difficult times do not come. But if they do come, then it will be right to trust God to bring good out of them and also bring them to an end.
From: "The Free Republic" - US District Judge, R. Barclay Surrick, a Bill Clinton appointee, dismissed this suit, saying no individual had any right to sue demanding proof of birthplace for a US Presidential candidate. What has happened to our US judiciary? http://news.lp.findlaw.com/hdocs/docs/obama-suit/20081024-dismissal.pdf
Philip J. Berg is Appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court
ObamaCrimes.com Phillip Berg ^ | 10/25/2008 | Phillip j. Berg
Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2008 6:52:37 PM by Danae
Obama is "NOT" qualified to be President of the United States Lawsuit Against Obama Dismissed from Philadelphia Federal Court
For Immediate Release: - 10/25/08 - Contact Info at end. UPDATE: Ruling attached at end. It's a really poor copy, but it is all we have for the moment. Willl put up a better copy when we get one.
(Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania – 10/25/08) - Philip J. Berg, Esquire, the Attorney who filed suit against Barack H. Obama challenging Senator Obama’s lack of “qualifications” to serve as President of the United States, announced today that he is immediately appealing the dismissal of his case to the United States Supreme Court. The case is Berg v. Obama, No. 08-cv-04083.
Berg said, "I am totally disappointed by Judge Surrick's decision and, for all citizens of the United States, I am immediately appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court.
This is a question of who has standing to uphold our Constitution. If I don't have standing, if you don't have standing, if your neighbor doesn't have standing to question the eligibility of an individual to be President of the United States - the Commander-in-Chief, the most powerful person in the world - then who does?
So, anyone can just claim to be eligible for congress or the presidency without having their legal status, age or citizenship questioned.
According to Judge Surrick, we the people have no right to police the eligibility requirements under the U.S. Constitution.
What happened to ‘...Government of the people, by the people, for the people,...’ Abraham Lincoln in his Gettysburg Address 1863.
We must legally prevent Obama, the unqualified candidate, from taking the Office of the Presidency of the United States,” Berg said.
Our website obamacrimes.com now has 71.8 + million hits. We are urging all to spread the word of our website – and forward to your local newspapers and radio and TV stations.
Berg again stressed his position regarding the urgency of this case as, “we” the people, are heading to a “Constitutional Crisis” if this case is not resolved forthwith.
* * For copies of all Court Pleadings, go to obamacrimes.com
From: "The email Bag"
Cleared by Snoops: http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/wheeler.asp
O = ZERO
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler
Thursday, 05 June 2008
To The Point is proud to present its candidate for Best Bumper Sticker of 2008:
The O-man, Barack Hussein Obama, is an eloquently tailored empty suit. No résumé, no accomplishments, no experience, no original ideas, no understanding of how the economy works, no understanding of how the world works, no balls, nothing but abstract empty rhetoric devoid of real substance.
He has no real identity. He is half-white, which he rejects. The rest of him is mostly Arab, which he hides but is disclosed by his non-African Arabic surname and his Arabic first and middle names as a way to triply proclaim his Arabic parentage to people in Kenya. Only a small part of him is African Black from his Luo grandmother, which he pretends he is exclusively.
What he isn't, not a genetic drop of, is "African-American," the descendant of enslaved Africans brought to America chained in slave ships. He hasn't a single ancestor who was a slave. Instead, his Arab ancestors were slave owners. Slave-trading was the main Arab business in East Africa for centuries until the British ended it.
Let that sink in: Obambi is not the descendant of slaves, he is the descendant of slave owners. Thus he makes the perfect Liberal Messiah.
It's something Hillary doesn't understand - how some complete neophyte came out of the blue and stole the Dem nomination from her. Obamamania is beyond politics and reason. It is a true religious cult, whose adherents reject Christianity yet still believe in Original Sin, transferring it from the evil of being human to the evil of being white.
Thus Obambi has become the white liberals' Christ, offering absolution from the Sin of Being White. There is no reason or logic behind it, no faults or flaws of his can diminish it, no arguments Hillary could make of any kind can be effective against it. The absurdity of Hypocrisy Clothed In Human Flesh being their Savior is all the more cause for liberals to worship him: Credo quia absurdum, I believe it because it is absurd.
Thank heavens that the voting majority of Americans remain Christian and are in no desperate need of a phony savior.
Obama is a Zero. There is nothing really there. O=Zero. You can get a O=Zero bumper sticker for your car, a O=Zero t-shirt, encourage your friends to do the same, and get the message out there:
That his candidacy is ridiculous and should not be taken seriously by any thinking American.
Three separate reasons to be appalled, each more disgusting than the last.
By Bill Whittle
The Drudge Report this morning led off with a link to audio of Barack Obama on WBEZ, a Chicago public radio station. And this time, Barack Obama was not eight years old when the bomb went off.
↓Speaking on a call-in radio show in 2001, you can hear Senator Obama say things that should profoundly shock any American — or at least those who have not taken the time to dig deeply enough into this man’s beliefs and affiliations.
Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.
Barack Obama, in 2001:
You know, if you look at the victories and failures of the civil-rights movement, and its litigation strategy in the court, I think where it succeeded was to vest formal rights in previously dispossessed peoples. So that I would now have the right to vote, I would now be able to sit at a lunch counter and order and as long as I could pay for it, I’d be okay, but the Supreme Court never entered into the issues of redistribution of wealth, and sort of more basic issues of political and economic justice in this society.
And uh, to that extent, as radical as I think people tried to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution — at least as it’s been interpreted, and Warren Court interpreted it in the same way, that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties: [It] says what the states can’t do to you, says what the federal government can’t do to you, but it doesn’t say what the federal government or the state government must do on your behalf.
And that hasn’t shifted, and one of the, I think, the tragedies of the civil-rights movement was because the civil-rights movement became so court-focused, uh, I think that there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalitions of power through which you bring about redistributive change. And in some ways we still suffer from that.
A caller then helpfully asks: “The gentleman made the point that the Warren Court wasn’t terribly radical. My question is (with economic changes)… my question is, is it too late for that kind of reparative work, economically, and is that the appropriate place for reparative economic work to change place?”
You know, I’m not optimistic about bringing about major redistributive change through the courts. The institution just isn’t structured that way. [snip] You start getting into all sorts of separation of powers issues, you know, in terms of the court monitoring or engaging in a process that essentially is administrative and takes a lot of time. You know, the court is just not very good at it, and politically, it’s just very hard to legitimize opinions from the court in that regard.
So I think that, although you can craft theoretical justifications for it, legally, you know, I think any three of us sitting here could come up with a rationale for bringing about economic change through the courts.”
THE FIRST CIRCLE OF SHAME
There is nothing vague or ambiguous about this. Nothing.
From the top: “…The Supreme Court never entered into the issues of redistribution of wealth, and sort of more basic issues of political and economic justice in this society. And uh, to that extent, as radical as I think people tried to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn’t that radical.”
If the second highlighted phrase had been there without the first, Obama’s defenders would have bent over backwards trying to spin the meaning of “political and economic justice.” We all know what political and economic justice means, because Barack Obama has already made it crystal clear a second earlier: It means redistribution of wealth. Not the creation of wealth and certainly not the creation of opportunity, but simply taking money from the successful and hard-working and distributing it to those whom the government decides “deserve” it.
This redistribution of wealth, he states, “essentially is administrative and takes a lot of time.” It is an administrative task. Not suitable for the courts. More suitable for the chief executive.
Now that’s just garden-variety socialism, which apparently is not a big deal to may voters. So I would appeal to any American who claims to love the Constitution and to revere the Founding Fathers… I will not only appeal to you, I will beg you, as one American citizen to another, to consider this next statement with as much care as you can possibly bring to bear: “And uh, to that extent, as radical as I think people tried to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution — at least as it’s been interpreted, and [the] Warren Court interpreted it in the same way, that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties: [it] says what the states can’t do to you, says what the federal government can’t do to you, but it doesn’t say what the federal government or the state government must do on your behalf.
The United States of America — five percent of the world’s population — leads the world economically, militarily, scientifically, and culturally — and by a spectacular margin. Any one of these achievements, taken alone, would be cause for enormous pride. To dominate as we do in all four arenas has no historical precedent. That we have achieved so much in so many areas is due — due entirely — to the structure of our society as outlined in the Constitution of the United States.
The entire purpose of the Constitution was to limit government. That limitation of powers is what has unlocked in America the vast human potential available in any population.
Barack Obama sees that limiting of government not as a lynchpin but rather as a fatal flaw: “…One of the, I think, the tragedies of the Civil Rights movement was because the Civil Rights movement became so court-focused, uh, I think that there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalitions of power through which you bring about redistributive change. And in some ways we still suffer from that.”
There is no room for wiggle or misunderstanding here. This is not edited copy. There is nothing out of context; for the entire thing is context — the context of what Barack Obama believes. You and I do not have to guess at what he believes or try to interpret what he believes. He says what he believes.
We have, in our storied history, elected Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives and moderates. We have fought, and will continue to fight, pitched battles about how best to govern this nation. But we have never, ever in our 232-year history, elected a president who so completely and openly opposed the idea of limited government, the absolute cornerstone of makes the United States of America unique and exceptional.
If this does not frighten you — regardless of your political affiliation — then you deserve what this man will deliver with both houses of Congress, a filibuster-proof Senate, and, to quote Senator Obama again, “a righteous wind at our backs.”
That a man so clear in his understanding of the Constitution, and so opposed to the basic tenets it provides against tyranny and the abuse of power, can run for president of the United States is shameful enough.
We’re just getting started.
THE SECOND CIRCLE OF SHAME
Mercifully shorter than the first, and simply this: I happen to know the person who found this audio. It is an individual person, with no more resources than a desire to know everything that he or she can about who might be the next president of the United States and the most powerful man in the world.
I know that this person does not have teams of highly paid professionals, does not work out of a corner office in a skyscraper in New York, does not have access to all of the subtle and hidden conduits of information … who possesses no network television stations, owns no satellite time, does not receive billions in advertising dollars, and has a staff of exactly one.
I do not blame Barack Obama for believing in wealth distribution. That’s his right as an American. I do blame him for lying about what he believes. But his entire life has been applying for the next job at the expense of the current one. He’s at the end of the line now.
I do, however, blame the press for allowing an individual citizen to do the work that they employ standing armies of so-called professionals for. I know they are capable of this kind of investigative journalism: It only took them a day or two to damage Sarah Palin with wild accusations about her baby’s paternity and less time than that to destroy a man who happened to be playing ball when the Messiah decided to roll up looking for a few more votes on the way to the inevitable coronation.
We no longer have an independent, fair, investigative press. That is abundantly clear to everyone — even the press. It is just another of the facts that they refuse to report, because it does not suit them.
Remember this, America: The press did not break this story. A single citizen, on the Internet did.
There is a special hell for you “journalists” out there, a hell made specifically for you narcissists and elitists who think you have the right to determine which information is passed on to the electorate and which is not.
That hell — your own personal hell — is a fiery lake of irrelevance, blinding clouds of obscurity, and burning, everlasting scorn.
You’ve earned it.
THE THIRD CIRCLE OF SHAME
This discovery will hurt Obama much more than Joe the Plumber.
What will be left of my friend, and my friend’s family, I wonder, when the press is finished with them?
— Bill Whittle lives in Los Angeles and is an on-air commentator for www.pjtv.com. You can find him online at www.ejectejecteject.com
From: "The Comedy Corner"
The Pastor's Ass
The pastor entered his donkey in a race and it won. The pastor was so pleased that he entered it in the race again, and it won again.
The local paper read: PASTOR'S ASS OUT IN FRONT
The Bishop was so upset with this kind of publicity that he ordered the
pastor not to enter the donkey in another race.
The next day, the local paper headline read: BISHOP SCRATCHES PASTOR'S ASS.
This was too much for the bishop, so he ordered the pastor to get rid of
the donkey. The pastor decided to give it to a nun in a nearby convent.
The local paper, hearing of the news, posted the following headline the
next day: NUN HAS BEST ASS IN TOWN.
The bishop fainted. He informed the nun that she would have to get rid of
the donkey, so she sold it to a farmer for $10.
The next day the paper read: NUN PEDDLES ASS FOR $10
This was too much for the bishop, so he ordered the nun to buy back the
donkey and lead it to the plains where it could run wild.
The next day the headlines read: NUN ANNOUNCES HER ASS IS WILD AND FREE!
The bishop was buried the next day.
The moral of the story is:
Being concerned about public opinion can bring you much grief and
Misery, and even shorten your life. So be yourself and enjoy life. Stop worrying about everyone else's ass and you'll be a lot happier and live longer!
The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. -- Nathaniel Braden
Welcome to a special edition of Leadership Lessons - straight from the desk of Santa Claus.
Making sure our organization doesn’t fall prey to the kind of unethical practices I constantly read about in newspapers is a big concern for me. The way I see it, leaders must provide the ethical examples for others to follow. What can I tell other leaders to help them understand the importance of their role model responsibilities?
Anguishing in Atlanta
Dear Anguishing: You’re absolutely right. All leaders must be the models of ethics and integrity-based behaviors for others to follow. When facing that same challenge, I always turn to my key resource: Leading To Ethics. Here are two excerpts to share with your fellow leaders:
You’re Being Watched!
As a leader, you have a strong influence on the thoughts and behaviors of your employees – perhaps much stronger than you think. And one of your most critical leadership responsibilities is to model the behavior you expect from others. To do otherwise is hypocrisy. Fact is, you must earn the right to expect employees to perform with integrity by being an ethics champion yourself.
To a large degree, you operate in a fish bowl. Employees are constantly watching you – and learning from you. They rightfully assume that it’s okay and appropriate to do whatever you do.
What Lessons Are You Giving?
Take a moment to reflect on the lessons you’re providing to your people:
Do you follow ALL the rules and procedures of your organization?
Do you treat (and think about) EVERYONE with dignity and respect?
Do you always tell the truth?
Do you always keep your promises and commitments?
Do you typically place others’ best interests before your own?
Do you typically give your best effort and avoid “cutting corners”?
Do you avoid using organizational resources for personal purposes?
Do you stand up for what’s right and act to stop misconduct by others?
These, and scores of behaviors just like them, set the pace for your work group, identify your personal integrity, and determine how you will ultimately be judged as a leader.
From: "The Patriot Post"
"That the people have a right to keep and bear arms; that a well-regulated militia, composed of the body of the people trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defense of a free state; that standing armies, in time of peace, are dangerous to liberty, and therefore ought to be avoided, as far as the circumstances and protection of the community will admit; and that, in all cases, the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power." -- Recommended Bill of Rights from the Virginia Ratifying Convention,
27 June 1778
"States, like individuals, who observe their engagements, are respected and trusted: while the reverse is the fate of those who pursue an opposite conduct." -- Alexander Hamilton
From: "The Web"
"In the face of leadership flaws, too many people assume cynical perspectives, rather than do the hard work of building relationships in which they can have more positive influence." -- Ira Chaleff
"If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good." -- Thomas J. Watson, Jr.
"No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it." -- Andrew Carnegie
From: "Richard A. Viguerie"
IF OBAMA BECOMES PRESIDENT. . ..
What's on his 'To Do' list? With the help of Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Reid, what would President Obama do?
We at ConservativeHQ.com set out to compile a list:
· What will they do to "spread the wealth around"?
· What will they do to force workers to join unions?
· What will they do to force taxpayers to support abortion?
· What will they do to promote illegal immigration?
· What else will they do to America?
If this list frightens you, forward this e-mail to everyone on your list!
From the voting records and speeches of Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid, we have put together a list of items we believe are likely to be on their TO DO list.
It's an open-ended list, and we'd like to hear from you with your suggestions. Can you think of things to be added?
The MAINSTREAM media (NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, NPR, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Time, Newsweek, etc.) have lost all claim to objectivity. They are doing everything they can to help elect Obama and give Democrats stronger control of Congress.
Because most of the national media have become an arm of the Democratic campaign, it is up to those of us who don't support their radical left-wing agenda to do the work that the mainstream media refuses to do.
If tens of thousands of us decide to act as grassroots publishers and get this information to others, we will reach more people than the mainstream media.
All you need to do to be a grassroots publishing mogul is think of a list of people that you can send this information to using the post office, faxes, and e-mails.
If you make copies of this and send via postal mail, fax, or e-mail to 100 people, and if only 10% of those 100 also become a grassroots publisher and send to 100 people, that's 1,000 people you've reached.
Then, if 10% of those 1,000 send to 100 people, that's 10,000 people you've reached by being a grassroots publisher.
Now, if we just take it one more step and 10% of those 10,000 become like you, a grassroots publisher, then you've reached 100,000 Americans probably in less than a week by just sending this e-mail to 100 people. Of course, if you were to send it to hundreds of people today, within a week, your grassroots publishing efforts could reach hundreds of thousands.
Richard A. Viguerie
9625 Surveyor Court, Suite 400
Manassas, VA 20110
From: "The email Bag"
Subject: Party differences
A young woman was about to finish her first year of college. Like so many among other liberal ideals, was very much in favor of higher taxes to support more government programs, in other words redistribution of wealth.
She was deeply ashamed that her father was a rather staunch Republican, a feeling she openly expressed. Based on the lectures that she had participated in, and the occasional chat with a professor, she felt that her father had for years harbored an evil, selfish desire to keep what he thought should be his.
One day she was challenging her father on his opposition to higher taxes on the rich and the need for more government programs. The self-professed objectivity proclaimed by her professors had to be the truth and she indicated so to her father. He responded by asking how she was doing in school.
Taken aback, she answered rather haughtily that she had a 4.0 GPA, and let him know that it was tough to maintain, insisting that she was taking a very difficult course load and was constantly studying, which left her no time to go out and party like other people she knew. She didn't even have time for a boyfriend, and didn't really have many college friends because she spent all her time studying.
Her father listened and then asked, 'How is your friend Audrey doing?' She replied, 'Audrey is barely getting by. All she takes are easy classes, she never studies, and she barely has a 2.0 GPA. She is so popular on campus; college for her is a blast. She's always invited to all the parties and lots of times she doesn't even show up for classes because she's too hung over.'
Her wise father asked his daughter, 'Why don't you go to the Dean's office and ask him to deduct 1.0 off your GPA and give it to your friend who only has a 2.0. That way you will both have a 3.0 GPA and certainly that would be a fair and equal distribution of GPA.'
The daughter, visibly shocked by her father's suggestion, angrily fired back, ' That's a crazy idea, and how would that be fair! I've worked really hard for my grades! I've invested a lot of time, and a lot of hard work! Audrey has done next to nothing toward her degree. She played while I worked my tail off!'
The father slowly smiled, winked and said gently, 'Welcome to the Republican party.'
If anyone has a better explanation of the difference between Republican and Democrat I'm all ears.
Brother Ed "Slim" Griffin, Hillcrest Baptist Church, Monroe, NC
You are in your car driving home. Thoughts wander to the game you want to see or meal you want to eat, when suddenly a sound unlike any you've ever heard fills the air. The sound is high above you. A trumpet? A choir? A choir of trumpets?
You don't know, but you want to know. So you pull over, get out of your car, and look up. As you do, you see you aren't the only curious one. The roadside has become a parking lot. Car doors are open, and people are staring at the sky. Shoppers are racing out of the grocery store. The Little League baseball game across the street has come to a halt. Players and parents are
searching the clouds. And what they see, and what you see, has never before been seen.
As if the sky were a curtain, the drapes of the atmosphere part. A brilliant light spills onto the earth. There are no shadows. None.
From every hue ever seen and a million more never seen. Riding on the flow is an endless fleet of angels. They pass through the curtains one myriad at a time, until they occupy every square inch of the sky.
North. South. East. West.
Thousands of silvery wings rise and fall in unison, and over the sound of the trumpets, you can hear the cherubim and seraphim chanting, Holy, holy, holy. The final flank of angels is followed by twenty-four silver-bearded elders and a multitude of souls who join the angels in worship.
Presently the movement stops and the trumpets are silent, leaving only the triumphant triplet: Holy, holy, holy. Between each word is a pause. With each word, a profound reverence. You hear your voice join in the chorus. You don't know why you say the words, but you know you must.
Suddenly, the heavens are quiet. All is quiet. The angels turn, you turn, the entire world turns and there He is. Jesus.
Through waves of light you see the silhouetted figure of Christ the King. He is atop a great stallion, and the stallion is atop a billowing cloud. He opens his mouth, and you are surrounded by his declaration:
I am the Alpha and the Omega.
The angels bow their heads. The elders remove their crowns. And before you is a Figure so consuming that you know, instantly you know: Nothing else matters.
Forget stock markets and school reports. Sales meetings and football games. Nothing is newsworthy. All that mattered, matters no more.... for Christ has come.
Please let me know the exact time you read this. It is mystical--honest. This morning when the Lord opened a window to Heaven, he saw me, and he asked: My child, what is your greatest wish for today?
I responded: 'Lord please; take care of the person who is reading this message, their family and their special friends. They deserve it and I love them very much'.
The love of God is like the ocean, you can see its beginnings but not its end.
This message works on the day you receive it.
To some it may sound dumb, but the person who sent this to me was impressed
with its timing. Let us see if it is true.
ANGELS EXIST, but sometimes, since they don't all have wings we call them
FRIENDS, SUCH AS YOU.