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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” . . .
As I type this, we are well into day 2 of armagedd . . . or, well, the so-called government shutdown. It kinda seems like the world is still in orbit and life still goes on for all of us despite a mere fraction of the government being put on extra paid time off. However, liberals want us to believe that the entire government was actually shut down and it could very well mean the end of the world as we know it. Don’t get me wrong, I understand that this does affect some families who may not be getting a paycheck during this time. That is rough and stressful, no doubt. However, as long as those families can make it through this stretch, they’ll be fine. Those paychecks will resume with back pay for the days missed in the “shut down.” Though any time a family is stressed about money issues is unfortunate, this “shutdown” fiasco is not the big thing liberals are making it out to be. Now, I want to focus on one area of this “shutdown” debacle that I find telling and infuriating.
Monuments, memorials, and our vets.
Do you recall a few months ago, when the liberals were trying to make us all scared of sequester cuts? Then, people like me and many other conservatives were saying that sequester was no big deal . . . please make those cuts and a lot more. During that time, while most functioning people knew that it wouldn’t (and shouldn’t) be a big deal, the Obama administration wanted to make sure it was as “painful as possible” on the American people. They wanted us to become uncomfortable so they could blame it, once again, on their political enemies and divide American citizens even more. They picked the items to cut, such as White House tours and other things, which were completely unnecessary, while they continued to live as the pompous kings and elite that they view themselves (but are not). We have that pathetic, juvenile attitude again with the Washington mall.
As you have probably heard by now, a group of World War II veterans had planned for months to visit the WWII memorial in DC . . . their memorial. If it wasn’t for them, there would be no WWII memorial. The trip was done by Honor Flight, who does this kind of thing to honor vets. Once they arrived, they learned that this administration believes that a partial government shutdown for “non-essential” workers means that tourists can’t see the memorials – even the actual people who the memorials are standing for! Well, with the help of some republican congress members, they moved the barriers and went on to see what they traveled to see. I love that! What’s unacceptable and despicable, however, is the fact that this was not some ridiculous oversight or misunderstanding by a ridiculous administration. This was calculated and intentional. Rep. Steven Palazzo knew the group was coming and had asked the White House and Department of the Interior for special permission to allow the vets to see the memorial. That request was rejected and the response they received was “It’s a government shutdown, what do you expect?” (Really? For an outdoor memorial, open air, on public land, paid for by us . . . ??!!) Palazzo goes on to point out that “it actually requires more effort and expense to shut out these veterans from their memorial than it would to simply let them through.”
These Honor Flight trips happen regularly. More were scheduled for today from various states. One group from Ohio has been told they will not be able to see the memorial, but they went anyway. Others went and have been threatened with arrest if they walk on the memorial, but they plan on going through the barricade regardless, and good for them. To further prove Palazzo’s comment about resources, it does not take any resources to simply allow vets, or anybody for that matter, to walk through an area. However, look at these pics of several workers putting up barricades. It is all a purposeful act to try to make us more uncomfortable and give in to all controlling, statist demands. In other words, bullying . . . or, perhaps our chief cry baby throwing another tantrum in front of the world. As it turns out, the groups went, ignored the barricades, and apparently nothing happened as park security allowed the vets in. I do have to give the park security guys credit for not making a bigger debacle than it already is. However, what about other tourists or families that may have been there on a trip they’ve planned the past 2 years?
I’m no expert, but I know that there are a lot of monuments and memorials around the DC mall, on public land, paid for by tax payers’ dollars. Some, such as the WWII memorial, were built and are maintained via private funds. Those monuments are just there. They’ve been built. There is no opening or closing them. They are out in the open, easily seen and approached at any time of day. Yet, clearly, this administration believes it necessary to block off such monuments, preventing citizens from seeing them up close while walking through the park. Families and groups, such as these vets, who have planned their DC trip for months, possibly years, all of a sudden are prevented from doing what they set out to do because the Alinsky-ites want to be political bullies and tantrum throwing imbeciles. What does it cost anyone for someone to walk around on public land, looking at a memorial that is there, in the open? Nothing? Right. This whole thing is a farce and is another blatant example of the deep disdain this administration has for America, her citizens, and military.
Let’s briefly walk through the democrats vs. republicans blame game on this thing. Republicans – at least Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and a handful of others – tried doing America a favor by stopping this nefarious trainwreck that is Obamacare by defunding it. That didn’t work. The House republicans went back and forth with Senate democrats only to be rejected every time. It was the republicans who tried negotiating and have since given up some ground in an attempt to do so. They went from complete defunding to just wanting to delay Obamacare’s implementation for a year (all while funding the rest of the government). Obama, himself, has waived his own law for big business and pushed off the employer mandate. Why not for individuals, too? That’s all the republicans are asking for, now. Why not consistency? Oh, wait . .. he has never been consistent on anything, anywhere, at any time. My point is, though, that the republicans have done what they need to do and it is the dems who have whined like little cry babies, blaming republicans for not giving them everything that they want, etc., etc. The liberal definition of negotiation is, “You have to give me all of what I want right now and you get nothing in return.” It always amazes me how they inaccurately blame others for doing exactly what they themselves are doing. It is not the republicans who bullied Obamacare on this nation, yet it is the label that the dems try to put on republicans. It is not the republicans that are trying for 100% of everything, but the dems who will not budge anything for their sacred socialized medicine. It was just yesterday that Obama tried to convince everyone that it’s the republicans’ fault, again, by declaring it the “republican shutdown” multiple times. if you read Lenin, Marx, Foster and Alinsky, all of the liberal/progressive tactics should seem familiar and are perfectly clear! . . . and they’re full of crap. It has nothing to do with “the people” or healthcare, but everything to do with them controlling all of our lives.
BTW, how is our “objective” media covering this whole story? Here’s the enraging answer, but we all know mainstream media lost credibility long ago.
This administration has no consistency, no relevance, no respect, no shred of decency and no honor. Please, just let these vets have their time to see their memorial that they have waited so long to see and leave us all alone.
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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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Earlier today, Obama spoke at the UN. Good news, folks! He declared that the world is more stable than it was five years ago! That’s incredible! When do the unicorns start dropping off pots of gold at my doorstep? I don’t even know what that last statement means, but if we’re going to a fantasy world, I like the thought of unicorns bringing me a bunch of gold! Crap, let’s make them winged unicorns so they can fly around and drop off the gold like storks drop off babies. OMG, this fantasy world is so fabulous! And, and . . . and maybe oompa loompas are the ones that take care of the unicorns and feed them Willy Wonka’s candy all day every day . . . and everybody on the whole planet busts out in a wonderful show tune, along with all of the animals, every 15 minutes, singing the praises of our incredible global, socialist utopia!
Give me a break.
We all know it’s bullcrap. Nothing is more stable. Everything is far less stable and we could probably make a decent case that Obama has had his sorry hand in a good bit of it, stirring it all up. Then, he has the audacity to stand in front of the world and claim that completely bold-faced lie. I’m convinced that this man has never uttered a word of truth in his life, but I digress.
When I first read the news on his session of lies at the UN, I was angry (as I usually am when he opens his mouth) and blown away that he would actually say that. After thinking about it, though, it began to make a little more sense. See, I’m a Christian. I’m an American. I love freedom. I believe in individual liberty and individual responsibility. I believe in our Constitution and the principles on which we were founded. That’s the lens through which I view things.
That certainly is not the lens through which Obama views anything. He’s got a couple of ways of looking at things: as a Marxist who believes big, over-reaching global government that decides who does what, when and where, who lives and dies, and everything else . . . or as a supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood who believes in a global caliphate under Sharia law. He has close ties to both of these and neither work with American ideals. So, looking at things from an American perspective, he’s a complete idiot and liar, living in a totally dolled-out fantasy world. However, while I declare him an idiot many times, he is not actually an idiot. He is deliberate and calculating as it pertains to his agenda. So, from the perspective of the muslim brotherhood, he may have a point.
In the last five years, Obama has allowed a ton of people into the administration that have direct ties to the muslim brotherhood or are sympathetic to them in the name of political correctness. If you listened to the podcast last year, you know we covered this fairly extensively. Perhaps, I’ll re-cover that in a future post and remind everyone of the connections. Over the last 3 years, or so, look at what happened in Egypt, Libya, Syria, and all across the middle east. Obama might have a point. I guess things are not perfectly peachy for the muslim brotherhood, but the case can be made that it is certainly more stable for them if we try to look from their point of view.
Just a thought.
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 seems everyone continues talking about “gun control.” So, I’ll add some more thoughts and a personal story to the mix. For all of you who have followed U.R., you know I am pro gun. For me, “gun control” is basically shot placement. It’s about shooting a tight grouping. For liberals, “gun control” means stripping away people’s right to defend themselves against the always armed criminals and giving criminals free reign. What this type of non-sense does is make citizens subjects . . . subject to the government that wants to disarm them and subject to the merciless criminal one may encounter at any time. I don’t know about you, but I consider myself a citizen, not a subject, of the United States of America and am not subject to anyone but God. To paraphrase Ted Nugent, I do not need a document or anybody to tell me when, where, and how I can protect my own right to live. The government doesn’t defend me from dirtbags. I defend myself. And that’s how it will remain.
As the mindless left continues on, pontificating about how the “culture of violence” must be stopped, or we must end the “gun culture”, or whatever false, moronic phrase one wishes to insert, I must point out the idiocy and hypocrisy of them, once again. Does it matter to anyone that the leftists whine and moan about how tragic it is that those 20 children were killed in Connecticut last weekend, yet they push for abortion on demand? I guess the millions of aborted babies aren’t real or don’t matter. Don’t forget, these same liberals claim to want to have that “discussion” on gun violence and all that surrounds it . . . cool, let’s talk about it. How about we talk about arming Mexican drug cartels and letting all of those guns walk across the border and get used in murders (fast and furious)? How about we talk about this administration running guns into Libya, then we have some of those used on us in Benghazi? Guns aren’t the problem – it’s the good or evil person that uses it and the purpose for which he uses it. Back to the moronic liberals – these same people constantly whine about how gun owners are violent criminals (which is a complete lie), yet THEY are the ones who are violent and hateful. These same people that want to do away with guns (because that will surely end all violence), made multiple calls for NRA leadership and all NRA members to be lined up and shot in the wake of the Newtown tragedy. Tweets were seen that said the following:
“All NRA members should be shot!!!! I thank you, that’s one of my own!!” – Sam Tarling
“Someone should shoot this motherf***er NRA President David Keene weighs in on 2012 election – Glenn Beck – Michael Mayer (this one doesn’t even make sense . .. I have no idea what he was trying to tie to Beck)
“Solution: Get every member of the NRA to stand in a circle, aim & shoot!” – Very frustrated Pete
Stay classy, libs.
Here’s the deal, none of this is about stopping any kind of violence. Of their 2 word phrase (gun control), they’ve got one of them correct: control. The left will use any situation to push its agenda at the expense of the situation and those involved. In this case, they want to disarm American citizens. Why? Because then they can have free reign to do what they want without fear of repercussion or uprisings. This is the exact type of government/tyranny that the 2nd Amendment was intended for in the founders’ masterpiece. It is to protect us from tyrannical government should the need arise.
By the way, if you want more information on why we should be even more armed (as if all the crime and tyranny aren’t enough) check out this article on how China is jumping on the bandwagon, calling for Americans to be disarmed. Not only do they want strict gun laws, they twist the truth about crimes to their people, aka propaganda, to push their political agenda and get the reaction they want. How so? Much like the liberals do here . . . by misrepresenting facts such as failing to tell people that most of the crimes committed with a gun are in “gun free zones” or in places with very strict gun laws. Do you think China’s biggest concern is the Connecticut tragedy? (Answer: No.)
I don’t want to dwell on that too much here, so let me switch gears a bit. I know how they can reduce crime and violence. The solution is easy. Reduce crime by going after criminals. Instead of focusing on criminals, they are coming after law abiding citizens and giving criminals free reign. As I said in my last entry, and as logic dictates, what makes a criminal a criminal is the breaking of the law. Any legislation means nothing to criminals – only law abiding citizens. Instead of punishing us and dictating how, where, and when we can protect our own lives, how about going after the dirtbag criminals?! Get the criminals off the street and enforce the laws that are already in the books. That will solve the problem! Done. Now, to another part of this mess . . .
There was a church shooting several years ago, I think it was 1998 or ’99 at Wedgewood Baptist Church in Ft. Worth, TX. Some of you may recall that. I don’t remember all the specifics, but suffice it to say, it was a night where a youth rally was going on at the church, a crazy person walked in and started shooting. A friend of mine, Shawn Brown, was a youth minister at this rally. He confronted the shooter and was shot and killed at point blank range. The criminal took the lives of several others that night, too. When I heard the news, I was sad and angry at the same time. At no point did I EVER think that we have a gun problem and that guns need to be taken away. My thought was, “Why did no one at the church have a gun and stop this lunatic?” How different would it have been if a law abiding citizen was armed and could have stopped the maniac as soon as he raised his gun? How many of those lives lost could have been saved had someone been there to stop it. Instead, when the only armed person is a criminal, the unarmed people can only hope they aren’t the ones getting hit.
Does a gun promote violence? No and it is absolutely stupid and irresponsible to say that it does. We’ve gone over this in previous posts. It’s an issue of evil – of what is in a person’s heart. Go read the previous post and click the links. In the meantime, let me share with you what I told someone fairly recently about my own experience. We were talking about carrying a concealed weapon. She, jokingly, stated that her husband might not want her carrying anything in case she loses her temper with an idiot. Again, that was very much in joking and sarcasm. She is not that kind of person and would not “snap” like that. As we laughed, I told her my view and said that it actually helps me be more aware and responsible. Because I am a law abiding citizen and do not want to have any kind of accident that could harm those around me, I am careful about where I go and what I do. I am friendly in my interactions with people and try to avoid being in places and situations that could be harmful. I know that a bad move on my part could cost me my right to carry and defend myself against a crazy person and I don’t want to jeopardize that. So, again, it helps me be more careful, mindful, and responsible while out. I have never had a violent thought because of gun ownership or concealed carry. However, it does give me a little more confidence and peace of mind to know that if the unfortunate happens, I have a chance, at the very least.
Here’s my theory: Most people that are scared of guns and believe that the mere existence of a firearm is the source of violence have never been around any guns. They’ve never learned about them, never used them, never done anything with them. They only hold their views based on presumption, intolerance, politics and complete ignorance. May I challenge any anti-gun liberal who is reading this, find someone you know who is a shooter and allow them to educate you. Spend some time researching facts about crimes, including those that have been stopped by an armed citizen. Learn the use of the gun and, by all means, go to a range and learn how to shoot it. You’ll soon understand the fun of hitting your target and the feel of the gun. If you don’t like it, fine. I have no problem with that, but please try to learn and experience what you can so you can have an objective view. For you gun lovers, perhaps you can find an anti-gun friend or relative to educate. While this anti-gun spirit is so prevalent right now, start having the discussion with people and educate them on how great, fun, and safe guns are (in the hands of law abiding citizens). If possible, take them to the range with you. I am convinced that if you cure the epidemic of ignorance among the left, that might help things a little, too. My dad is not a collector, but he’s always had some around. When I was young, he taught me to shoot and taught me gun safety. I was raised to understand them and to respect them. I knew where they were “hidden” growing up but never had the urge to play with them and do anything stupid, because I respected them. However, if anyone were to break in while I was home alone, I knew what to do. The biggest issue is ignorance. With education and truth comes understanding and liberty.
By the way, a co-worker sent me this graph the other day. It sites 3 official sources, but I don’t know where it originated or who did it. So, I don’t know if it’s 100% accurate. Whatever the case, feel free to verify it if you want. I leave you with this for today. Thanks and go spend some time at the range this weekend!
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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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Today, I’d like to share with you a bit of where I am, my vision for Unapologetically Right and my hope of re-starting the podcast as soon as possible. As I mentioned yesterday, this is certainly not the time to lie down. I do believe that America is in a horrible position and that, though it will be monumentally excruciating to pull us back to our principles, we must work to that end. We must roll up our sleeves, stand together, and keep pushing ahead. This is about diligence and perseverance. We must not allow freedom to die on our watch! Too many people have sacrificed their lives for freedom and we cannot stand idly by, so I hope you will stand with me!
Enough of the pep rally.
Have you seen any shows or movies that depict someone with amnesia, or some form of memory loss? I don’t know how this works in real life, but in the movies we usually see someone from that person’s life remind them of familiar things and places. They try to do things that may trigger a memory so the one with the memory loss will remember. Remembering is the key. The belief seems to be, if the person remembers who he/she is (and what his/her life was), they can be restored. I think that can be true of America, too! If we remember who we are and where we’ve come from, we can be restored! It is a long, hard road, but it can be done! Yes, we need spiritual revival, but we must remember who we are, as well. We must know our founding fathers, our founding documents, our history . . . as it was, not as it has been revised.
My hope in starting Unapologetically Right last February was to educate people on the lies and lawlessness in our government, along with educating on what the Constitution says. I, also, included our history and the Bible. That quickly grew into the weekly podcast, as many of you heard until last week. I had an unexpected change when Dan decided to leave U.R. (For those interested, I spoke with Dan a couple of nights ago and all is well. He will not be working with U.R., as stated, but our friendship is all good and he will be helping me get it rolling on my own when that time comes.) I know that some of you have already expressed how much you miss the show, and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate that! Thank you! I, also, miss doing it! I know that many people find it easier, and probably more entertaining, to listen to something rather than read. That being said, here’s where I am . . .
Once I am able, I plan on resuming the podcasts. I believe that the podcasts have a vital role in the U.R. efforts. Like the comments about the amnesia patient above, I believe that America needs to be reminded of who she is. I want to remind us of our history, of who we were, what we came from, what we endured, and what shaped us to be the best country on the planet. You can bet that I’ll continue to point out the complete idiocy that is the out of control government, but I want to put a special focus on remembering who and what America is and why. Until we have a clear picture of who we once were, we will never realize how far we’ve strayed and, therefore, will not have a path back to sanity. We must remember! Along with that, as I mentioned yesterday, I do not believe any good change will come to this country without a change in our heart and spirit. It cannot happen without a spiritual revival. So, I may end up putting a little more focus on Biblical principles, as well. I hope it will be encouraging and informative to the point that you will want to share it with others.
As I have mentioned, I do not have the necessary equipment to do the show right now, nor do I have the means of buying the equipment. The reason I bring that up is to say that I would love to be doing the show now. I know some of you want to be hearing the show right now. I believe the show needs to be available to any who may stumble across it, as well. However, just as I approached Dan several months ago and told him my vision, I explained to him that I have the desire and vision, but cannot do it on my own. I was unable to make it happen without help at that time. That remains true today. I really want this to happen, but cannot do it without some help. So, I come to you.
With Dan’s help, I will be compiling a list of what I need to do the show and keep the quality we are all used to. I will price some options in an attempt to be as cost effective as possible, but as good and dependable as possible. Then, I will let you all know what will be required. That is where I am asking you to stand with me, if you believe in what I have been doing and plan on doing. If you want it to continue and have the means to give, I would ask that you consider helping get the show up and running as soon as possible. If this is done on my own, it will be months before I could even think of doing it. With adequate help, however, it would only be a matter of getting what is needed and learning how to use it effectively. I’ll post specifics later. Don’t worry, this is the only time I will do something like this! For now, please pray and consider if you’d be able and willing to help. Then, when I post the specifics, you’ll know and we can all move ahead together, as a team that just wants our country back!
Thanks, everyone! Stay tuned!
Bad news is, America is on its deathbed and life support has been unplugged. Good news? Is there any? Well, God is still God. No matter how bad things are, God is, and always will be, sovereign. Without sounding too “churchy,” though, let’s deal with the death blow that was dealt to freedom loving people everywhere.
America, as we have known it, died yesterday. The public crossed a line politically and morally that I fear we will never be able to return from. That is not an absolute statement, merely a personal fear. I hope that this atrocity can be rectified and America saved. However, in a battle between good and evil, evil triumphed yesterday. As I watched the returns come in, I was shocked, sickened, and livid. I was frozen in disbelief. How could this happen?
How is it possible to re-elect someone with the beliefs and record of this guy?! We know he is anti-American and anti-capitalist. We know he does not believe we are a Christian nation, nor does he believe America is exceptional. We know that he studied, and uses, the tactics of Saul Alinsky, who dedicated such tactics to Lucifer. We watched him ignore the economy and force socialized medicine down our throats 4 years ago. We know he wants to limit our energy capabilities and go the way of bankrupt Spain by forcing “green” energy. We know he has ties to communists and homegrown terrorists who want to destroy capitalism. We know he has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. We know he has alienated our closest ally (Israel) and made us a joke to our enemies. We know that he told Russia’s Medvedev to tell Vladmir Putin to be patient with him until after his re-election . .. then he’ll have all kinds of “flexibility” (and nobody wants to question that?!) We know that he did nothing, and is complicit, in the murders of our Libyan ambassador and the former Navy Seals with him in Benghazi. We know he doesn’t care about anything other than himself and his agenda of “fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” We know these things, yet apparently, many people still voted for him.
Is there anything we can count on in another 4 years of this anti-American fool? You bet – we know we’ll get this:
- More lies
- Hard left, Marxist ideology and alienating the American people
- Ignoring and breaking American law, ignoring our Constitution
- Freedoms attacked
- Higher taxes
- Higher medical costs, doctor shortage and worse care (due to Obamacare)
- Tax payer funded abortions
- A continued worsening of the private sector as small businesses cannot hire anymore and many will probably have to close down
- We will, probably, fly right over the “fiscal cliff” due to his irresponsibility
- Growing record number of those on welfare
- Growing national debt
- We’ll have a shrinking middle class and growing poverty class and unemployment
- We’ll continue to have insecure borders
- Our military will be weakened, therefore, making us less secure
- He’ll have nothing holding him back – no more elections, no need to worry about those pesky voters – and he’ll probably ram a bunch more crap through that will “fundamentally transform” us into something we do not want to be.
Man, I hope I am wrong, but given the past 4 years (and his own words and actions), this is what’s coming, America. It is not good. Our freedoms are at stake. Our very way of life is at stake and the Obama voters have placed all of our well being in the hands of a mindless, heartless monstrosity of government. Reuters even wrote a piece on Obama being poised to continue expanding government’s reach. Look, people, not only is this un-American and detrimental, we cannot afford it! (and just think, if you’re an Obama voter, all of this is what you voted for)
GOVERNMENT IS NEVER THE ANSWER! Government is the problem. The familiar words from Ronald Reagan have never rang more true.
So, near the top, I declared that evil won yesterday. Am I saying that Obama is evil? Not directly, but yes, I personally believe he is. Why? As for him, I say that because he is a liar, he is a deceiver, he seeks to tear us down, and is an enemy of the American way of life. That is not my point here, though. What do I mean by saying that evil won? As you have heard me say on the podcasts and written on the blogs, this was a crucial election that will determine our direction. We live or die. What we saw yesterday was the winning of an attitude that revels in chaos, deception, lies, mis-representation, irresponsibility, a complete lack of personal accountability or personal responsibility and completely devoid of God or Godly principles. Along with that, did you notice that some states voted to legalize recreational marijuana and gay marriage. These things go completely contrary to our American ideals and the Biblical principles on which we were founded!
Do you remember this time 4 years ago when the Canadians and Europeans were warning us to turn around from the path we were on? When Obama ignored the economy to force socialized healthcare through, they saw it and warned us that it does not work . . . that we should not go down that road. We failed to listen. Again, we fail to listen. Just recently, prior to the election, we got another warning from Canadians regarding gay marriage and how it erodes society.
All of this combined tells me that the heart of America has changed. I don’t even recognize it anymore. We have turned from God, from American ideals, from responsibility, and creativity to be mindless, begging cowards and followers who only want a couple of handouts while we become slaves to a socialist government. Evil. The spirit in that is evil. Not good and not American. How can this ever change? It can’t and won’t unless the heart of the people change and that will never happen apart from God. We need spiritual revival.
We are in a battle. Ultimately, it’s a spiritual battle. It is the timeless battle of good and evil. Clearly, many people in this country are on the side of evil, but they don’t recognize it. Many of us, though not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, are on the side of good and want to see Truth triumph. So, what now?
I don’t know.
I wish I had the answer. I wish I had any answer.
What I do know is now is not the time to lie down. The battle rages on and we must continue to stand for Truth, declare Truth and point out right and wrong. We must defend and teach what is right and shun what is evil. As tired and frustrated as many of us probably are, we must pick up and press on. I choose not to be silent. I choose to continue standing and speaking for Truth. I will not compromise my principles, and I hope you will not either.
I must say, one thing I heard in Romney’s concession speech was about putting partisan politics aside, reaching across the aisle and working together. Let me be the first to say that, if the left’s idea of us working together means we abandon our principles and go along with all of their anti-American crap, no deal! If we have to compromise truth and principles, it is not worth it. If their agenda continues on the path to ruin American, I expect the House to do all it can to stand in the way. I know this is horrible, but if that means 2- 4 years of gridlock, so be it, as long as it prevents America from turning into something else. We simply cannot sacrifice our principles or freedom.
Now that that “side note” is out of the way, please continue to stand firm. Don’t just stand in your own thoughts or “wisdom.” Stand in Biblical Truth. Remember, though this sucks and things will be very hard down the road, God will protect and provide for those of us who abide in Him. He is bigger than this. Stand close to Him and let’s stand together, Patriots!
Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! For my soul trusts in You; and in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge, until these calamities have passed by. – Psalm 57:1
. . . for the Lord your God is testing you to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. You shall walk after the Lord your God and fear Him, and keep His commandments and obey His voice; you shall serve Him and hold fast to Him. – Deut. 13:3-4
Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is in the Lord. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes; but its leaf will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor will cease from yielding fruit. – Jer. 17:7-8
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Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual – or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country. – Samuel Adams
Thank you for your patience as I’ve had a few days of inactivity. After last week’s surprise, I took a couple of days to rest and gather some thoughts leading up to the election. A couple of days quickly turned into a week and I apologize. I began researching a couple of topics which I am not ready to write about, yet. However, I have to simply share some thoughts today.
Tomorrow is it. Tomorrow is the day when we find out if America will continue to exist or be bullied into completing a forced transition to a socialist state. Everything that we hold dear is on the line. Everything that has made this country great for 236 years is in jeopardy. For the first time in 4 years, I heard Obama say something that I agree with. It was something to the effect of this election being between two very different visions for America. You got that right! The problem is, he’s on the wrong side of every issue and his anti-American ideals are obvious. So, yes, this is an election based on 2 very different visions for America and there is only one clear choice to make for America and freedom.
Did you hear Obama over the weekend stating that voting is the best “revenge?” That is no proper view of voting! Besides that, revenge for what? Towards who? Any of you who have been with Unapologetically Right along the way know that Romney was not my guy in the primary. However, he HAS to be my guy, now. There is no other option. That being said, he made a very poignant statement in response to Obama’s completely asinine statement. While Obama is showing his anti-colonialist and community organizing sentiments, again, Romney stated that voting should be done, not for “revenge,” but for love of country.
And that’s our choice, America. One who is anti-American and divisive vs. one who, though not perfect on all issues (maybe not on any issue), but is not trying to dismantle America. One who has a closer vision of a constitutional America than the other. So, what will it be? Perhaps many of you voted early. Perhaps you are waiting to enjoy the excitement of voting on the actual election day, or maybe your state does not offer early voting. Whatever the case, if you have not yet voted, please consider what is at stake.
236 years of history that has proven to make us the strongest, most prosperous, most charitable, and most free country the world has ever known! Our personal freedoms: to live as we please, to work where we want to work, to grow our own food, to feed our neighbor, to defend ourselves, to worship how we choose, to keep more of our hard-earned money and spend it how we choose . . . the list goes on, but you get the idea. It’s all at stake. I’ve mentioned it before, but I’ll bring it up again. This boils down to one question:
Can man rule himself?
If the answer is yes, then a massive, over-reaching Marxist government is not the answer. If the answer is no, then some outside force is necessary to rule man. Let’s go with that for a moment. Let’s say the answer is “no” and an outside force is necessary to rule man. Does it make any sense at all for one, sinful man to rule over another sinful man, dictating how he must live? Absolutely not! That is called slavery. That is exactly what we are being pushed into with the Obama administration. However, I would concede that man needs help in life, not by a commie government, but by God . . . the Hand of Providence that our founders believed whole-heartedly in as they established this great land.
I can change the question just a little: can you handle making decisions on your own? Are you capable of knowing what is best for you and your family . . . if you have questions, are you capable of seeking wisdom from God to make the right decisions? Or, are you so stupid, you need a big, mindless government dictating your every move through every stage of life, making you a slave to its every whim?
I don’t even know you, but I’d venture to say you can do it without big government. We all can. You are not so stupid and helpless that you need to depend on a nanny-state. Now is the time, folks. Freedom lives or dies, right here with us. You have 3 options to do with your vote:
• Vote for the Marxist crap that we’ve had for 4 years that has ruined/is ruining us
• Vote for a “3rd party” based on your “conscience” and let your voice be heard by being different even though the candidate doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in hades to win (thus splitting the vote of the potential winning party . . . aka Ron Paul voters)
• Vote for the one option we have who has a chance to win, who is, at the very least, a step in the right direction.
What will it be, America? Now is the time. We decide the fate of the nation, for now and future generations. Whether you have already voted or plan to vote tomorrow, we can all do one thing that is our best hope: pray. Pray for mercy on this nation. Pray for revival and for a preservation of freedom.
Now is the time.