It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ! For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.


—Patrick Henry

August 27, 2009

A Message For President Obama

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The attached video by Red Skeleton expresses the true heartbeat of America; perhaps Capital Hill should 'catch' the 'fever' and realize that 'we the people' do not want big government, are adamantly against ObamaCare and will not allow our liberty and freedom to be hijacked from us.

What our nation needs are strong, wise leaders and not the self-serving interns who are presently destroying our great land. As I pen this short post, I think of an article I wrote in October, 2008, entitled, An American Creed:
"...As Americans, we need to look to God and draw on our own strengths; not Washington's.

Washington will not fix America's problems.

It's disturbing to me that people in our government totally disregard what their constituents tell them to do. It's disturbing to me that arrogant people in Washington ignore their constituents and takes huge strides toward socialism.

As an optimist, I have to believe there are still Americans within our great nation who believe in the way things are supposed to be. I have to believe that there are still those of us who choose not to be "the common man".

As I conclude my thoughts, I think of the piece, "An American Creed", which was written by *Dean Alfange and published in The Readers Digest October 1952 and January 1954.

An American Creed

I Do Not Choose to Be a Common Man

It is my right to be uncommon if I can.

I seek opportunity not security.

I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state look after me.

I want to take the calculated risk; to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed.

I refuse to barter incentive for a dole.

I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence; the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of utopia.

I will not trade freedom for beneficence nor my dignity for a handout.

I will never cower before any master nor bend to any threat.

It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid;

to think and act for myself, enjoy the benefit of my creations and to face the world boldly and say, This I have done.

*The Honorable Dean Alfange was an American statesman born December 2, 1899, in Constantinople (now Istanbul). He was raised in upstate New York. He served in the U.S. Army during World War I and attended Hamilton College, graduating in the class of 1922."
America, what else is there to say?


August 25, 2009

Some Handy Advice For Veterans

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…who are a burden to society:

Now, there’s a solution for all US veterans!


[Oh, yes, leave it to the government to come up with this 'doozy'] The veteran's handbook, Your Life Your Choices, by Robert Pearlman, MD MPH, an advocate for physician-assisted suicide, was suspended under the Bush administration.

But guess what?

It’s ba-a-ack!

According to Jim Towey, the former director of the White House Office of Faith-Based Initiatives under President Bush, the 52-page booklet end of life planning document written by Dr. Pearlman makes injured veterans feel like a burden, encourages the severely injured to die and shouldn’t be anywhere near our veterans — especially those coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan with catastrophic injuries.

For example, let’s review a worksheet [on page 21 of this ‘death book’] for veterans lists various scenarios and asks users to then decide whether their own life would be “not worth living”:
What Makes Your Life Worth Living?
Instructions To help others make sense out of your answers, think about the following questions and be sure to explain your answers to your loved ones and health care providers.

If you checked "worth living, but just barely" for more than one factor, would a combination of these
factors make your life "not worth living?" If so, which factors?

If you checked "not worth living," does this mean that you would rather die than be kept alive?


If you checked "can't answer now," what information or people do you need to help you decide?


a. I can no longer walk but get around in a wheelchair.

b. I can no longer get outside—I spend all day at home.
c. I can no longer contribute to my family's well being.
d. I am in severe pain most of the time.
e. I have severe discomfort most of the time (such as
nausea, diarrhea, or shortness of breath).
f. I rely on a feeding tube to keep me alive.
g. I rely on a kidney dialysis machine to keep me alive.
h. I rely on a breathing machine to keep me alive.
i. I need someone to help take care of me all of time.
j. I can no longer control my bladder.
k. I can no longer control my bowels.
l. I live in a nursing home.
m. I can no longer think clearly-I am confused all the time.
n. I can no longer recognize family/friends
o. I can no longer talk and be understood by others.
p. My situation causes severe emotional burden for my family (such as feeling worried or stressed all the time).
q. I am a severe financial burden on my family.
r. I cannot seem to “shake the blues.”
s. Other (write in)

Instructions To help others make sense out of your answers, think about the following questions and be sure to explain your answers to your loved ones and health care providers.

If you checked "worth living, but just barely" for more than one factor, would a combination of these factors make your life "not worth living?" If so, which factors?

If you checked "not worth living," does this mean that you would rather die than be kept alive?

If you checked "can't answer now," what information or people do you need to help you decide?
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Okay, I need to understand this. The items listed within this worksheet are to make one wonder if their life is worth it? Having veterans in my own family beginning with WWII, I can just imagine handing this crap to them once they returned home from duty… Imagine those who return traumatized with nightmares – is their life not worth living? Is this what we call ‘giving back’ to our brave vets? Assisting them towards euphanasia? As a caregiver for my 85 year-old elderly father, it seems to me that some of these questions relate quite well for the elderly as well… sorta like ‘killing two birds with one stone’, eh?

Seems to me, this is more like handing a loaded gun to those who deserve our love and support.

Let’s face it: since we live in the age of death, this might seem ‘acceptable’ but it is not. You be the judge.


Oh, just for the record, it seems that you have to be one step ahead of DC these days… When I returned to the Department of Veteran Affairs Website to review this crap today guess what?


Yup, just like the ‘snitch’ request the page [mysteriously] was not found:

PAGE NOT FOUND: The page you are looking for is unavailable. The page name may have changed, or the page has been removed. Please use the VA Search to find what you are looking for.

We apologize for any inconvenience.
To notify the VA of this broken link, please Contact the VA with the URL of the page you are trying to reach.

Methinks that posting was another 'oops'...

It is clear [to me] that the Obama Administration has a definite radical agenda and can not be trusted to protect the American people, but,

in the meantime,


may God help us.


August 20, 2009

Obama Partners With God

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It seems to me that President Obama is not only running out of time in his ObamaCare campaign, he’s now acting in desperation.

For instance, read Ben Smith’s article on Politico today:
We are God's Partners in Matters of Life and Death
A reader points out that President Obama's call with the rabbis today — as recorded in Rabbi Jack Moline's and other clerics' Twitter feeds — freights health care reform with a great deal of religious meaning, and veers into the blend of policy and faith that outraged liberals in the last administration.

"We are God's partners in matters of life and death," Obama said, according to Moline (paging Sarah Palin...), quoting from the Rosh Hashanah prayer that says that in the holiday period, it is decided "who shall live and who shall die."


The president ended the call by wishing the rabbis "shanah tovah," or happy new year — in reference to the High Holidays a month from now.

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OMG! Obama said what? Did he really say that ‘We are God's partners in matters of life and death’? Has our President have no shame?

I’ll tell you one thing: as an owner of an advertising agency, Obama surely is one heck of a marketer only there’s just one problem: he’s inconsistent and is a liar.

And you know something?

Remember when it was popular to say, ‘Don’t Fool with Mother Nature?’


Now we’ve got our President messing with God and that is dangerously serious.

When it comes to life and death matters, like it or not, we are not God’s partners – only God is the ‘Head Chief’ in control and Obama, Pelosi, Reid and all the other kooks on Capital Hill better come terms with reality.

President Obama’s Health Plan is dangerous and we must not be fooled by the charismatic mistruths spurting from DC - they'd lie to God and, actually, they are.

Fox News Contributor and author, Dick Morris, has masterfully created a Television ad that exposes the dangers of ObamaCare:





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August 17, 2009

Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama

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This administration reminds me of a huge circus filled with clowns who don’t know if they’re coming or going but consistent in their 'pretty lies'. As far as ObamaCare, Ronald Reagan wisely spoke out against socialized medicine in 1961, under ‘Operation Coffee Cup.’ Digging through the archives, let’s revisit some of Reagan’s beliefs and hope that our present president does the same.

The following video, Reagan Speaks Against Socialized Medicine,
courtesy of You Tube.


August 13, 2009

Make Money Defending 'ObamaCare'

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Did you know that you can earn $400 - $500 a week defending Obama’s Health Plan?

It’s true!!! Check ad out [currently posted on Craigs list]:

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Could it be that our president's a little desperate?

What part of “we don’t want it” does Obama not get?

As Madam Speaker [Pelosi] ignorantly labeled those of us who are against ObamaCare as being “un-American” quite the contrary is true... American's are simply being lied to by her leader's over and over and over again...




WE ARE AMERICA and we will not be silenced until our voices are heard and we return to the “we the people” government.

It is important to attend any and all town meetings in your area [with respect but persistence]. Do not be afraid: we, as true American’s, have a right to stand up for truth while utilizing freedom of speech. Click here for a listing of every Town Hall Meeting. If your state is not listed, click here to contract your state congressman.

And finally, click here and sign the Stop the ObamaCare petition right now. Let your voice be heard and let it be today!

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EDITORIAL NOTE: As I was pinging this blog, a window appeared within my browser stating: this site has been blacklisted due to it's objectionable material. Now in all fairness, I haven't been 'blacklisted' by all but was surprised none the less. Would I have been 'safer' had I chosen to write about pro-Obama issues? Makes you wonder, eh? My decision, however, is to remain blogging as I do, afterall, to my knowledge, this is still the 'land of the free' -- is it not? God help us!

August 10, 2009

Pelossi Attacks Health Care Protesters

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It seems Madam Speaker's getting a bit 'worked up' these days... According to USA Today, she states:
"...We believe it is healthy for such a historic effort to be subject to so much scrutiny and debate. The failure of past attempts is a reminder that health insurance reform is a defining moment in our nation's history — it is well worth the time it takes to get it right. We are confident that we will get this right.

Already, three House committees have passed this critical legislation and over August, the two of us will work closely with those three committees to produce one strong piece of legislation that the House will approve in September.

In the meantime, as members of Congress spend time at home during August, they are talking with their constituents about reform. The dialogue between elected representatives and constituents is at the heart of our democracy and plays an integral role in assuring that the legislation we write reflects the genuine needs and concerns of the people we represent.

However, it is now evident that an ugly campaign is underway not merely to misrepresent the health insurance reform legislation, but to disrupt public meetings and prevent members of Congress and constituents from conducting a civil dialogue. These tactics have included hanging in effigy one Democratic member of Congress in Maryland and protesters holding a sign displaying a tombstone with the name of another congressman in Texas, where protesters also shouted "Just say no!" drowning out those who wanted to hold a substantive discussion.

Let the facts be heard

These disruptions are occurring because opponents are afraid not just of differing views — but of the facts themselves. Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American. Drowning out the facts is how we failed at this task for decades.

Health care is complex. It touches every American life. It drives our economy. People must be allowed to learn the facts...." read more

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It is my belief, as Ms. Pelosi writes, "...Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American...." -- quite the contrary is true and Ms. Pelosi knows it. America has been founded on truth and freedom and this administration is trying desperately to hyjack from us what our forefather's fought so desperately for. Capital Hill does not want opposing views; however they work for us and not visa versa! This is our America and, to my understanding, we still live "in the land of the free."

Bottom line is this: many American's oppose ObamaCare [including myself] and Congress needs to listen and not lie to the public any longer - There have not been violence at any town meetings; basically, America is "mad as hell" and Congress had better listen...

Following is a video to remind DC what America is all about. If our President and his gang would just take a moment to think about what America really stands for perhaps...

oh, never mind; I don't really think they get it... nor do they care... this has got to be the most 'upside-down' administration ever...

May God help us all.

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The following video, Founding Fathers: The Threat of Tyranny, courtesy of You Tube.


August 4, 2009

Obama The ‘Joker’…

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Not Funny?

Okay, let me get this straight.

This was ‘funny,’















But this isn’t?





















Well, this isn't funny (let's take a trip down 'memory lane'):




Okay, folks, it’s time for another fight of our lives, and the focus must now be on ObamCare!

HERE'S THE DEAL:
In case you don't know, under the guise of "health care reform" Congress is about to pass a stealth version of the Freedom of Choice Act! And to make matters worse, they will force YOU to pay for the killings that will follow!

Make no mistake. The "health care reform" bills being finalized in Congress will set off a chain reaction that will result in a massive expansion of abortion!

That's because unless Congress explicitly states that abortion is excluded, it will be regarded as "an essential benefit" for Americans. Once that's done, insurance companies would be forced to cover elective abortions which would in turn force local health networks to recruit and hire abortionists.

And to make matters even worse, because these would be federal mandates ...

state laws that now restrict abortion will probably be overturned!
(FOCA in disguise)

click the following link and
CONTACT EVERY LAWMAKER IN WASHINGTON TODAY
AND SAY NO TO OBAMACARE!


FLASH UPDATE:
Uh-oh... The White House is getting a bit 'worked up' it seems. Directly from the White House site you can read:
There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov.
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Now I must assume that our pals over at the White House are aware of the following scene in which Senator Arlen Specter faced blunt opposition as he attempted to defend socialized healthcare:




It is important for all who believe in the true liberty of our America to stand firm in opposing this ObamaCare. If a town hall meeting is listed in your area, call your member(s) of Congress and let them know you will be attending. If there are no town hall meetings listed, call your Senators and Reps now and find out when they are holding town hall meetings. If they are not holding a town hall meeting, tell them you are disappointed and then request an appointment with the Member or a staffer at the office closest to you. (If they reject even that, then notify them of the time you will arrive!)

Contact all numbers for Congress:
click here and just say NO ObamaCare!





 

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