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Well, America, this week was another rerun of the same worthless show that the GOP has given us the past 5 years, with the exception of Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and a handful of others. While the world had plenty of time to see the spitefulness, childishness, and complete void of responsibility that is the Obama administration during the so-called “government shutdown,” Republican leaders demonized their own (Ted Cruz and co.) and caved like the pile of wusses they are. They talked a good game and for a small bit, I had hope. Then, as if on cue, Boehner and company derailed America, again, and planted their noses right back in the rear end of the progressives. I’m sure you’ve all heard by now, but real quick, here’s what I understand happened in the alleged deal to re-open the government (that never really was closed):
- The whole ordeal was, supposedly, about Obamacare and its funding. Did anybody else feel like they spoke about that at the beginning, then maybe at the very end, but that entire discussion was lost in the juvenile delinquency and hostility of this administration?
- GOP caved to “make a deal to re-open the government.” That deal included everything Obama cried about and nothing the republicans supposedly fought for.
- The debt ceiling was raised.
- Obamacare was not delayed or defunded, so remains intact for the destruction of our health care and economy.
- Oh, and perhaps one of the best things (as if those aren’t already great enough), Mitch McConnell got a $2 billion earmark for his home-state in the deal.
Well, the Washington Times reported today that this wonderful compromise only included a date extension on the nation’s borrowing limit. You got that? A date to cut it off. Not a dollar amount. So, any amount this administration can waste between now and the cut off date is apparently allowable. That being the case, today marked a new record high in our nation’s debt!
Today . . . and today alone . . . America’s debt increased by $328 BILLION . . . . just today. That officially puts us over the $17 trillion mark. You can read the whole story here, but a graph is below.
This is going to be swell. Thanks, Boehner and all you other spineless twits. (For the record, I only blame the GOP for caving. Everything leading up to that was completely in Obama and the dems court.)
Oh, and to top it all off, Obama has declared that, now, he wants to push for immigration reform . . . aka, amnesty . . . along with higher taxes and spending.
I know I’ve said it, but if you are familiar with Cloward & Piven, Marxism, Saul Alinsky, the communist agenda for America, the Nazi propaganda machine . . . this all makes sense. It has all been done and talked about and Obama follows the script. If you aren’t familiar, please do the research and help become a part to the solution.
Prior to the 2012 election, a co-worker who happens to be an Obama voter approached me about why I vote republican. I believe she was genuinely looking for information to distinguish the 2 parties. I did talk to this person, several times, and each time things became clearer to me. I gave her the benefit of the doubt at first, but then she admitted that she has always voted democrat just because that’s what her parents did. Now that there was a “black” man in office . . . well, he’s one of them and I guess the very people against racism voted purely on skin color because it was very clear to me during our conversations that she could not see past his pigmentation. When confronted with facts of what he said he wanted to do, with his background, the people he surrounds himself with, the results of his policies throughout history, etc., none of it mattered. She was hell-bent on declaring that he’s doing a good job and doing all he can with the republicans working against him. Hard numbers on paper meant nothing to her. Only skin color.
I did my best to educate her on my stances and my vote, based on principles rather than party. I explained to her the differences of the parties and how they have changed over the last 100 years. I explained the progressive agenda vs. what it means to be a conservative. I walked her through the reasons conservatives usually speak of liberty for all Americans, without promising specific things to individual racial groups or demographics, while liberals promise unrealistic dreams to each group separately, thus fostering division. When I asked her why and how she felt Obama was doing a good job, she never had any substantial reason. She could not back up her wishful thinking and remained willfully blind and deaf.
Nothing I said or wrote mattered and she cast her vote for the destructive policies that are presently killing us. Ever since we learned of the extra costs of Obamacare, she, and others like her, has been thrown into a tailspin of, “I thought this was supposed to be cheaper. I thought this would help us.”
Yep. Should have listened, looked at facts, and looked at history. Nevermind that, though. My point is that there are many more like her where reality is slowly setting in and their eyes are beginning to see. There’s not much we can do now except hope that eyes are, in fact, opening up to the truth. I would hope that these people can see, at the very least, some truth in what conservatives have been saying. Perhaps, then, we can start to right this thing. As much as I would love to say “I told you so,” I won’t. Some days, I envision sitting across from her and asking, “So, do you still want to hang in there with your Obama vote?” But, again, that would serve nothing. Thankfully, though, this administration is exposing itself in broad daylight, with nothing to hide anymore.
Look at this ridiculous “government shutdown.” A mere 17% of the government is allegedly shutdown. That is minimal and the administration is picking the most petty, “painful” things for the average American. Nevermind the fact that while some small areas are deemed unnecessary and are “shut down” they are paying for extra security, barricades, etc. on areas that have never had such security. So, it seems they might be using more than 83% of government employees, anyway, not to mention the absurd extra cost! I’m sure you are aware of some of what’s going on, but Breitbart has made a list available of some of the most outrageous things this administration has chosen to punish the people with. Check that out, but ask yourself why. Why is the administration choosing to act this way? Why do they say the national mall is closed to tourists, veterans, and everyone else, yet they will allow a pro-amnesty rally to take place today . . . on the “closed” national mall? Of course it fits their agenda, but it was sponsored by AFL-CIO and SEIU . . . wow, who could have seen that one coming!? Why are they acting so childish and petty when the GOP has ceded much ground and attempted to fund everything except Obamacare, yet the progressives will not even have an honest conversation about matters? The entire time they do this, the liberals falsely accuse conservatives of doing exactly what they themselves are doing! Why are they so determined to, once again, ram a destructive health care bill through without any discussion, knowing that it doesn’t work and is a failure?
Ultimately, they are doing what they do because it has absolutely nothing to do with law, fairness, or people. It is, rather, about absolute control. That is all progressives want: absolute control because, after all, they believe they know better than we do and they want to play the role of god. They lie, manipulate, bully and try to instill fear in everyone just to gain full control. Personally, I think it’s way past time that we stand up to the bullies and remind them who works for who and remove those who don’t play by the rules (our law of the land . . . the Constitution). The simple phrase, “we will not comply” is ringing loudly!
I can only hope that the circus that is playing out before us works in our favor. As the progressives show their hand, I hope and pray that everyone will see them for who and what they really are. Then, maybe we can have an honest dialogue, get these destructive people out and get going again in the right direction. In the meantime, if someone’s eyes aren’t quite open, but they claim to believe in the Bible, check out the following verses and ask yourself if they describe this administration, or not. If so, does it illustrate good or evil? Don’t assume you know, check it out for yourself. Look at the attitudes, words, and actions and test them against Scripture. It is clear. (I emphasized things that stick out to me.)
Galatians 5:19-21 reads, “Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
James 3:13 – 18 states, “Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.”
There are a ton of applicable verses in Proverbs, but here are a couple. First: 28:25, “He who is of a proud heart stirs up strife, but he who trusts in the Lord will be prospered.” Then, 27:3 says, “A stone is heavy and sand is weighty, but a fool’s wrath is heavier than both of them.”
Colossians 3:8 – 9, “But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth. Do not lie to one another . . . “
So, do the administration’s actions, attitudes, and words line up with Scripture? Good or evil?
Again, it’s pretty clear. So . . . about that “I told you so” . . .
Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people. – Proverbs 14:34
No doubt, you have seen how ridiculous the news is. The state of our country. The politicians. The degradation of our moral fabric and complete irresponsibility. The attempt at squelching anything good and right. The current battles in DC are focused on Obamacare and the looming government shutdown that we’re supposed to believe will hurt (. . . I say bring it on. Let’s go ahead and prove how useless the non-essential government agencies are. It’s in their label. In fact, let’s close them and leave them that way.). This latest self-made-crisis in this crisis-centered administration is a result of a horribly un-American and deeply detrimental bill forced on us by the Marxists that have hijacked our highest offices. Remember the scene when this insidious bill passed: The majority of Americans didn’t want it. Citizens of Canada and Russia were telling us not to go that route. Communist dictator, Hugo Chavez, was praising Obama for doing such a drastic thing. The bill was so hated by Americans that they had to ram it down America’s throat in the dark of night after, of course, the always dreadful Nancy Pelosi made a fool of herself by stating, “We need to pass it to find out what’s in it.” Also, how can we forget that’s it’s so wonderful and perfect for Americans that Obama himself has already delayed parts of it and nobody in the government wants in on it.
What would change this scenario? These people were voted in by other people. It has nothing to do with our laws or anything . . . just grotesque misguidance and departure from our principles and what’s right.
Remember, also, the recent shooting at the Navy Yard in DC. Naturally, the left want to use that as another political moment to ram “gun control” down America’s throat, even though we don’t want it or need it. Kerry signed his name to the UN small arms treaty last week which is an attempt to give our sovereignty and freedom to the global socialists (btw, please contact your Congressmen and make sure they oppose any UN nonesense). Regarding the Navy Yard shooter, would any law or treaty have prevented him from doing that? Please consider the fact that DC has very strict gun laws. By him having a gun and taking it into that building was against the law. Then, he shot an officer and stole his gun . . . also against the law. See, the unlawful crazy people and criminals will always disobey the law, so more laws are not the answer. So, if more laws are not the answer, what is the answer? Can violence be stopped?
Our society is more perverse in accepting deviant behavior and calling it “alternative” and claiming we must love every one and not hate. Oddly, that makes an argument about the person when the any objection is actually not about the person at all, but the harmful behavior. Is it more loving to want to steer someone the right way that would benefit them as opposed to allowing them to stay on a destructive course? Whatever the case, does any government or laws need to dictate such matters and can they make a difference in the direction of our country?
All of the above happen in a time when Wendy Davis, the Texas State House rep. that filibustered in favor of killing unborn babies, is heralded as a hero and an up and coming political superstar. Then, Ted Cruz, who does all he can to shine light on the truth of Obamacare’s destructiveness to our life and liberty, is crapped on and attacked with tons of inaccurate names and accusations. In the same world, when one athlete says he’s gay and is heralded as a hero and is on the front page of periodicals. Yet, a strong Christian athlete is chastised and treated like an idiot outcast and told he should shut up. Something is terribly, terribly wrong, America. Something has gone drastically wrong and no government official, politician, or law will ever change it. We need a drastic change and a return to our founding principles . . . to our Constitution. How can it be done?
Address and change the heart.
Nothing changes until the heart of the nation is right, healthy and whole. How does that happen? The answer is simple, but can prove to be difficult: return to God.
Only in admitting that we have strayed, that we need help in returning, repenting, and actively strive to return to God will we ever be healed and restored as a nation. Say what you will, but this is the only answer. This nation needs revival like never before.
Examine yourself. Where are you with the Lord? It has to start with each of us, individually.
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when a wicked man rules, the people groan. – Proverbs 29:2
If a ruler pays attention to lies, all his servants become wicked. – Proverbs 29:12
Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord understand all. – Proverbs 28:5
One who turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination. – Proverbs 28:9
A ruler who lacks understanding is a great oppressor, but he who hates covetousness will prolong his days. – Proverbs 28:16
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In case you’ve been under a rock and haven’t heard, the Senate will vote to defund Obamacare sometime this week. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee seem to be the only true conservatives with even a shred of logic, principles, and spine. I don’t know much about Lee, but from his fight against Obamacare, I like the guy. Being Texan and a two-time voter for Ted Cruz, I can genuinely say, “Thank God for Ted.” I wish more people would have the spine to stand on principles like him and do the job they are sent to D.C. to do!
I’d assume that most of you who have employer provided healthcare have seen the detrimental change on the horizon. I know I have. As a brief example of what many are experiencing, here’s how things look for me and my co-workers. Again, this is how things are at my work and everything is different with every employer. Here’s what we get:
- Cost of monthly premiums almost double.
- Employer HSA contributions are decreased by almost half
- Part time employees are not given anything except the option of enrolling at their own expense (used to be partially paid by employer)
- While the organization is doing all it can to cover full time employee’s medical insurance, they can only cover actual full time employees, no longer families. They do cover half of the expense when they used to cover the vast majority of it all for employees and their families.
- I work at a non-profit org. The above point means that employees, at a non-profit (which means lower income than for-profit employment), now have to come up with about $400 per month (about half of the monthly premium which is closer to $900), which they didn’t have before, just for basic medical insurance.
- This also includes a $10,000 to $15,000 annual deductable, depending on which plan is chosen and it seems like nothing goes toward the deductable – things like preventive care, prescription drugs, co-pays, etc. None of that goes toward the annual deductable.
- If this same family wants/needs dental coverage, that’s a little over another $100 per month. Anything else they may need is extra, too.
- Medicare monthly allowances for those on Medicare have been eliminated
You get the idea. Again, this is at my work and some of yours’ may be better or worse scenarios. Whatever the case, this is not good and many people with families don’t know how they are going to make it work. People cannot afford this so-called “Affordable Care Act.”
This thing is a disaster and will cripple the entire country. I’ve known that from day one. Most of you reading this are smart people and you’ve known it from day one. This isn’t about the government giving a crap about citizens’ healthcare. They don’t give a rip about our well being. They care about control. This is just like gun control. It’s not about the object or violence, it is about them gaining control over our lives and making it easier to force us into things we don’t want and stripping us of freedom. This Obamacare fiasco is the same focus on control . . . not you, your family, or your well being. It would not surprise me at all if they have danced around and dragged out the Syria thing like they have in order to take the public’s attention off of Obamacare and the effort to stop it so close to its implementation. The progressives know if the public has a chance to focus on facts that the bill doesn’t have a chance. Make no mistake, this monstrosity will do more damage – it already is doing some damage – but will do more to kill this economy, healthcare and our liberty than anything else.
The liberal New York Times is even reporting that Obamacare is going to ruin choices and level of care. Does this spell out better healthcare for the masses, or worse?
Let me ask you this: Does the government know what you and your family need more than you? If you need medical attention, do you think they will make responsible decisions to help you and your family? Or do you know better? Do you think you can make better decisions with just you and your doctor involved? Do you want the government telling you what to eat, how much to eat, what you can and can’t do, or anything else? If you’re like me the answer is a deafening “NO WAY!” We need the government out of our lives so we can bring the country back to where it was. We need this worthless, socialist government out of the way and replaced with a Constitutional government so we can, once again, enjoy liberty and prosperity and good health care unlike any other country on the planet . . . and, therefore, be the most benevolent.
So, if you agree with me, please do your part and call your senators. If it were possible, I’d suggest calling their offices every 5 minutes and bug the living daylights out of them, making sure they know we mean business. Call them and let them know you expect them to listen to the American people and do their jobs by representing us. They must stop Obamacare by defunding it. They must oppose a cloture vote, and vote to defund it. This is the last stand before this thing wrecks all of our lives. Please call your senators and let’s give it all we’ve got!
If you have not signed the “Don’t Fund Obamacare” petition, go here to do so. The site also has a list of Senate Republicans who have not yet agreed to defund it. Bug them to do so.
Don’t know your Senator’s phone number? Go here.
It has been a long time since I have posted anything and please accept my apologies for the drought. There certainly has not been a drought of material to discuss! However, as I had mentioned a while back, it became much easier to talk about things on the podcast rather than sit at a computer, writing, after sitting at a computer at work all day. Bottom line is, I just need to find my groove and timing, again.
As I restart my blogging, it seems only natural to briefly ponder what we have witnessed in our world the last 4 months. I know the last things I posted were regarding the complete idiocy and lies of “gun control” after the Newtown tragedy. Unfortunately, this administration can never let a crisis go to waste, so, four months later, we still see them parade the grieving families around to push their socialist agenda of gun control. I have never heard so many absurd, mindless, and baseless cries to do away with the 2nd amendment as I have the last few months. Of course, those cries are always without logic and fact, but they have become even more of a nuisance with more and more of Hollywood standing up and talking out of their back ends (see Jim Carrey and Jay Mohr for starters). Just for fun, Thomas Sowell recently wrote a piece on Townhall.com that made the point of gun control being completely devoid of facts. Read Sowell’s thoughts and do your own research. You can easily see there is not a case for “gun control” other than feeling good about yourself, like you’ve “done something.” In this case, we don’t need to “do something” to pat ourselves on the back and feel good. By politicians “doing something,” my right to defend myself is in jeopardy; therefore, my life is in jeopardy because the politicians choose to act more mindless than a single cell organism. So, this is a situation where we don’t need to force something stupid, but simply understand that evil exists and always will. What we can do is educate ourselves, be prepared to defend ourselves, and deal with the heart issues in which evil resides. If our society was still a God-fearing, moral society, this degeneracy would not be where it is today. I am confident of that. This is simply not a legislative issue and we all know it has nothing to do with crime or guns anyway. It’s all about control.
How’s the economy been lately? Well, the administration would tell us that everything is improving and we’re recovering! However, allow me to offer my standard call of “bullcrap.” You see, while they try to make the blind sheep believe that all is well, we have record numbers of people on food stamps. That’s not the sign of an improving economy, is it? “But wait,” say the liberals, “unemployment went down to 7.6%!” Yes, but not because there are more jobs. That particular number went down because the size of the work force shrunk. We have a record number of people out of the work force . . . over 90 million people! In fact, this is so crappy and we have moved so far “forward” at such a high pace under the Obama regime that, I guess, we’re lapping our own alleged progress. Those figures put us back to 1979 levels! You know, kinda like when everything sucked under Carter? Man, moving “forward” is great, isn’t it? Well, . . . for communists who believe in fake utopias, I guess.
Another crazy thing about our economy recently has seen our Dow at record highs. Yet, we have record numbers of people on food stamps and out of work? Oh, wait, that’s right . . . it’s not really based on anything except the Fed pumping $85 billion per month into the system to falsely prop it up. (Here’s another link on this from Fox Business.) This will come crashing down, folks. This is not sustainable at all.
Besides these big things, we’ve also seen evangelical Christians at the top of a list of groups for our military/government to watch. Similarly, a Powers County, Colorado undersheriff reported that a DHS training seminar taught officers to watch Bible believing Christians carefully. Why would they be considered a threat to the government? Because they believe in America’s Judeo-Christian heritage. They believe in the Bible and take it literally. They disagree with the current direction of the country. Because of these stances of good, Bible believing Christians, this government, apparently, lumps them in with what they call the “sovereign citizen movement.” To my understanding, that is a weird movement of folks who believe they are completely “sovereign,” independent of any government, therefore, are not bound to that government’s laws, taxes, etc. That is nothing like evangelical Christianity.
Of course, just this week, America has been attacked again by some low-life(s) at the Boston marathon and my prayers are with those who lost loved ones and who are injured. I know this kind of thing can always happen because, as previously stated, evil exists. However, can we really say that this administration has made us any safer, or given us better standing in the world? The answer is obvious.
I could go on and on about what’s currently happening (and I will in future posts), but suffice it to say that plenty has transpired since I last posted. Unfortunately, very little of it is good. This country is not necessarily the “shining city on a hill” anymore. We have forsaken our morals, God, and our founding principles. What we endure, now, is simply the consequences of such irresponsibility and defiance toward God. Can we make it better and right this thing? Sure, but it will be a long, hard process. It will take perseverance and resolve like never before. It will require us to encourage each other and stand with each other and shine the light on evil . . . and standing up to evil. We’ve talked about it before and it is clear: we MUST return to God and our founding principles.
I leave you with a moment in our history that probably would never happen today. In David Brog’s book In Defense of Faith, he discusses some of the civil rights movement. He tells of that day in August 1963, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial. The point is not so much the speech itself as it is in the newspaper reaction the following day. While all the papers praised King and built up what a tremendous and eloquent speech he delivered, one veteran journalist tapped the brakes and spoke a nugget of truth. Writing for the New York Times, James Reston stated that “the first significant test of the Negro march on Washington will come in the churches and synagogues of the country this weekend” (pg. 211). Reston believed one of the major marks of the march was to “demonstrate support for President Kennedy’s landmark civil rights legislation” (pg. 212). However, he also knew that any political success went far beyond politics. Reston went on to say:
It is no good waiting for a political reaction in Congress, for if there is no effective moral reaction out in the country, there will be no effective political reaction here.
This whole movement for equality in American life will have to return to first principles before it will “overcome” anything. And as moral principles preceded and inspired political principles in this country, as the church preceded the Congress, so there will have to be a moral revulsion to the humiliation of the Negro before there can be significant political relief. – from “The First Significant Test of the Freedom March,” New York Times, August 29, 1963
The point? A nation’s politics and leadership is a direct reflection of the moral aptitude of its people. We cannot expect political change for the good until we fix the heart of the country. Only when we become moral, as individuals, will we elect moral leaders and see fruitful results. Returning to the standard of our founding principles and God is our only option of saving this great nation.
Are you still with me?
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It is very easy to lose focus or put our attention on many things that, though important, aren’t the most important thing in the world. This country is in dire need to turn around and return to our foundation of the Constitution and Biblical principles. I am convinced that we will not survive, as a nation, much longer down this path. Our freedoms are threatened. Our bank accounts, income, and jobs are threatened. Our very way of life is on the line. Yet, while these things are VERY important and should not be ignored, it is that time of year to bring something else to the forefront and consider what is the most important.
Each individual. You and where you are spiritually.
Just as our beloved country is in dire need to be saved so is each of us, no exceptions. Whether you believe in God, or not . . . whether you believe Jesus is the son of God, or not . . . . no matter what you believe . . . we are all equals in that. We are sinful and in dire need of a savior. We have no way of being good enough, on our own, of making it into Heaven, so we need a savior. That is what we remember at Christmas: the coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ, in the humble form of a baby, to live a perfect, sinless life and be offered as the sacrifice on the cross that would pay the debt of sin. While his love and sacrifice covers everyone, it is an individual thing. Had you been the only person created, He still would have given His life for you. He paid the debt of sin for you and for me so that we can have a right relationship with God and spend eternity with Him in Heaven. It all began in that barn that night in Bethlehem. I’ve chosen to accept His gift of life. What do you choose?
To bring it back to the country, if we all turn back to Him, we can revive the life of this great nation. That is what it will take. No government. No government program, no amount of “stimulus money” to be printed . . . nothing, except turning back to Him.
I pray you and your families have a blessed Christmas. That you know Him and, if you don’t know Him, that you seek Him and come to know Him. Now, I leave you with a television clip that would never be allowed to be made these days and it gives us the true Christmas story.
Merry Christmas, everyone!
Hello everyone! I have not been as regular writing lately, but I’ll admit that it is more of a challenge to write now than it was when I started the blog last spring. When I started this, I was at a job where I was on my feet all day. So, coming home and sitting at the computer was easy. Now, I have a job where I sit at a computer all day :) It’s great, but when I come home, I don’t always want to continue sitting at a computer. So, it is easier for me to do the research and talk about it rather than write a lot. However, I’ll continue as I am able.
My main point is about the podcast. I have purposefully refrained from badgering everyone to contribute to the continuation of the podcast. I put the fundraiser up and have posted a couple of small reminders here and there, but that’s it. Perhaps I should have done more, but I have trusted that if you really do want the podcast to continue, as I do, maybe the support would come. Well, I am here today saying that, as I type this, there is just about 35 hours left on the fundraiser and I only have one pledge. Simply put, this thing cannot start up again without your support. Unless a miracle happens in the next day or so, it’s not looking good. I’d love to do it, I just cannot make it happen on my own.
So, it’s up to you, friends. If you want it to continue, please see what you can do to help. If 99 people pledge $20, then we’re golden! That’s not bad. If you can, please click here to go to the site and pledge. Nobody’s card is charged unless the “tilt” amount is met, which is $2000.00.
Whatever happens, thank you for reading.
Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like . . . - Galatians 5:19-21
I trust that everyone had a good Thanksgiving and that you have survived the ridiculousness of “Black Friday” and the beginning of the commercialized Christmas season. This is the time of year that I am usually reflective on more spiritual things, where I am as a person, where this country is, etc. I deliberately avoid any shopping or unnecessary errands other than grocery shopping. I used to get caught up in getting that “great deal” and used to do my Christmas shopping whenever I could – even if that meant at the last minute. However, I have changed in recent years. Now, I get my shopping done early and utilize ordering stuff to avoid being in the crowds of crazies. Then, I can relax and focus on more important things . . . as should be the case from the beginning.
We have become more and more commercialized and materialistic, as a society. Personally, I’m sick of it. We are about to be forced into another term with an administration who does not like America as we know it, nor do they acknowledge God in anything. To my knowledge, Obama has now made it through 4 Thanksgiving statements without a single reference to God. As I stated in my Thanksgiving series (go back and read the 2nd part if you haven’t already), Thanksgiving is ALL about God and cannot exist apart from Him. However, it seems this administration thinks they are gods so I shouldn’t be too surprised. Alas, society seems to keep going on the wrong path. One look at the Drudge Report today, I saw a list of headlines from Black Friday chaos around the country. I know it has always been a madhouse, but it just seems to keep getting worse. Here’s a small screen shot of what I saw today:
You can go to the Drudge Report and click on any one of those links and read the actual stories.
Then, for more links and commentary, The Economic Collapse Blog posted this story. I’d recommend you read over it, just to see what they say. They make a great point in this by stating, “If people are willing to riot to save money on a cell phone, what would they be willing to do to feed their families? Are the Black Friday riots a very small preview of the civil unrest that is coming when society eventually breaks down?” Then, a little later, they write, “In the end, it is not that big of a deal that people want to fight with one another to save 50 dollars on a cell phone. But this kind of extreme selfishness and desperation could become a massive problem someday if society breaks down and suddenly millions of extremely selfish and desperate people are scrambling for survival.”
Do people realize the state of the country? Does the general public have any idea how bad off we are and how close we are to an economic collapse? To make things worse, I saw this story on Breitbart about Occupy Wall Street’s plan, heavily pushed by Frances Fox Piven. The entire goal of OWS is to bring down the American financial system and, now, they’re saying they can do this by complete lawlessness. Some of it will be blatant, I’m sure, but some of it is fraudulent and is basic lying about everything – especially when it comes to bills. In fact, they now have their own manual that tells them how to deal with debt matters in their own life . . . fraudulently. That manual is referenced and linked in Breitbart’s story. However, if you want to read it without going to another page, you can download it here.
If you’ve been an Unapologetically Right reader for a while, you know, a while back, I said that OWS is not done and they will be back. So, let’s say they succeed. Or, shoot, even if they fail again, what if something else triggers our economy to collapse. What then? As the Economic Collapse Blog questions, if people get so stupid, irresponsible, and desperate to save a couple of bucks on crap that has no meaning, how much more lawless and crazy will things get if they need to feed themselves and their family? Something to think about – not only in regard to crazy people, but yourself. Are you prepared for the unfortunate? Are you able to be self sufficient enough that if the government offers help, will you be able to wave them off and not be enslaved to them?
More importantly, as the title of this entry states, who are we becoming? Have we moved so far off the tracks that we have no idea what’s important any more? This seems to really be an upside world, now. That is no longer a cliche, but it seems to be reality! Where have our values gone? Where has our general respect gone? Where has our acknowledgment of and love for God gone? Where has our patriotism gone? Who are we?
I don’t know about you, but I know where my heart is and it is nowhere near where this movement or this administration is going. We can only fix society by fixing ourselves, then, hopefully, influence others. However, as I have stated a million times before, no change will ever happen apart from God. We have to get back to our foundation, America! This is a good time of the year to be reflecting and seeing what needs to change in our own lives. Let’s do it and stand strong.
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Finally, after 3 days of trying to get Crowdtilt to communicate with Facebook, a simple suggestion from one Crowdtilt’s customer service folks did the trick. (Thank you, again, Angela.) Now that things have been linked up, I can announce to you that the Unapologetically Right fundraiser has begun and will run through Wednesday, December 19th at 6 pm. As I have mentioned before, if you believe in what Unapologetically Right stands for and if you enjoy the podcast (or at least believe it has a place out there), please help bring the podcast back. As I mentioned in the previous post, I simply do not have the means of doing it on my own these days. If we come together, it can be done! Please give what you can, there is no minimum.
My minimum goal is $2,000 and specifics are laid out in the previous post. If we can raise more than that, then all the better! That just helps things that much more! Please know, if you do give, your card will NOT be charged until the minimum goal is reached. So, if the end of the campaign arrives and we have not reached $2,000, no one’s card will be charged anything . .. nothing lost, so there is no risk if things don’t pan out. As long as we pass it and as soon as I get the equipment, I will post copies of all receipts so you will know where every penny is spent. Also, please know that U.R. is not set up as a “real” organization of any kind, so any contributions are not tax deductible, unfortunately.
I hope this to be the only fundraiser we do, so please spread the word! After you give, share this post, share links, whatever you can do! The more people that help, the sooner we can get this rolling again, and the less it will take from each person!
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