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Monday, December 26, 2011

What the Doctors Don't Know

When yet unborn in his mother's womb, doctors said this guy would not survive and needed to be aborted in order to save his mother's life.  But his mother's faith and trust in God resulted in her baby being born, malnourished but alive, to play his role in God's kingdom here on earth.  Hear the story in his own words:

And some at hospital in Arizona would have had this guy described below, a 21 year old college student, presumably fatally injured in a car accident, unplugged from life support so his organs could be harvested, except for the expertise and patience of the doctor, the courage of family members in resisting the subtle push of those wanting organs donated, and the love and support of family surrounding the patient which, by acknowledgement of the doctor, must have had some effect in bringing about the patient's "miraculous" recovery from a coma.  But read the original story below after seeing the video:

Readied To Donate Organs, 21-Year-Old Emerges From Coma
By SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES | Good Morning America

Sam Schmid, an Arizona college student believed to be brain dead and poised to be an organ donor, miraculously recovered just hours before doctors were considering taking him off life support.  Schmid, a junior and business major at the University of Arizona, was critically wounded in an Oct. 19 car accident in Tucson, which took the life of his friend and roommate.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

It's time to say "No Deal" to the Democrat-Lite Republican Leadership

It is time for Republicans to give unqualified support to conservatives of stature and experience like Nebraska State Attorney General Don Stenberg, running for the Senate seat held by Democrat Ben Nelson of Nebraska.  The Republican leadership in the Senate, consisting of so-called Republicans or RINOs (Republicans In Name Only), are terrified of ultimately losing their positions of power where they are quite willing to continue their habits of big spending just like the Democrats at the expense of our economy and our freedoms under our Constitution.

So they have put into this race Governor Dave Heineman of Nebraska who is one of "them" and, if elected, will operate under their tutelage.  These same leaders tried the same thing with Marco Rubio of Florida, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Lee of Utah by supporting "their" candidates against these three in the primaries but fortunately the voters voted in these same three much more qualified and courageous conservatives.  Hopefully the voters of Nebraska will support Don Stenberg who will do the right things in the Senate for America should he be elected in November of 2012 in the most important General Election in American history.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

He's a Phony, he is!

What happens if none of the remaining six Republican candidates get a majority of delegates by convention time next summer?

There could be then a brokered convention and one of the Republicans on the "outside", that is, not one of the original candidates having gone through the primaries, could be voted upon in convention as the nominee of the Republican Party to oppose Obama.

The names of Governor Christie of New Jersey, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, Congressman Paul Ryan among others have been suggested and also this fiery former Governor of Alaska.  Possible? Probable? We shall see.

Sarah Palin speaks on the Sean Hannity show.

Nazi Atrocities in the Holocaust and the Right to Life

A few weeks ago, in my meanderings through the internet, I had caught glimpses of a couple who have given life to 19 children here in the USA.  My curiosity regarding a possible connection to opposition to abortion led me to a video clip on the couple's (Michelle and Jim Bob Dugger) website showing clips of the Nazi atrocities in the Holocaust followed by interviews of ordinary American citizens of today who were demonstrably opposed to these atrocities of the Nazi era but were not currently pro-life; but after seeing the clips from the holocaust most of these people identified abortion with the killing of innocent human life as was done by the Nazis.

Several decades ago the film “Yours, Mine and Ours” starring Henry Fonda and the witty comedian Lucille Ball, played the roles of Frank and Helen who dated each other and were considering marriage when they both had to reveal their "secrets" that each had been left with 10 and 8 children respectively after their spouses had died.  Following the humorous events that finally resulted in their marriage, Helen became pregnant and gave birth to the 19th child in the family.

But unlike the movie family of 18 children born of two separate couples with a 19th added later from the marriage of Frank and Helen, the Dugger family of 19 children are born of one couple, Michelle and Jim Bob Dugger.   Combining the 2 large families of children under one roof is one thing but my interest was further piqued, after first seeing their video on the holocaust and being pro-life, to find out the intriguing story that brought about a brood of 19 children born of one couple.

The story of the Dugger family is not an ordinary, but an extraordinary story of love for children and faith in God that is so lacking in our American society today.  Their dedication to the cause of restoring the right to life to all human beings, including the unborn, is a prominent feature of the many activities in their community work. Delving into this story has brought nothing but amazement in seeing how God works even in a society that seemingly has lost all sense of morality and which fosters the misguided concept that marriage, or any sexual union between male and female, need not result in any children at all, or no more than one or two children, using contraception and ultimately abortion to ensure this goal is met.  

The Dugger family, first accepted the wisdom of the world to control the births of their children with "the pill" so that a child is brought upon the scene at the right time, and with the wherewithal to take care of the child.  However, through the miscarriage of their 2nd child (which can be brought about when using the birth control pill), their faith and trust in God directed them to allow God to provide them with the gift of a child as well as the provisions to take care of them.  Their story is one of true faith in God for Whom nothing is impossible.

Here are the words of Michelle: A Message to Mothers from Michelle

Monday, November 14, 2011


Oh God, my God, I have been in such pain; I have prayed to you, I have prayed to you screaming with frustration and anger at not being able to accomplish, for those I love, what I wish to. In driving these treacherous roads in Georgia I have put myself at great risk many times just trying to get to where I should be to help my loved ones. Stuck in traffic, not moving, I cried to you over and over but then I realized, even though I was going to be very late and even though I was very concerned about the possible outcomes of being late I just had to halt my screening and calm down.  Just then I realized that whatever would happen would be a result of Your grace.
Arriving that night at my destination 20 minutes after the closing time, I found that two nice people had been taking care of my daughter’s child and no harm had come. I realized that You, my God, had indeed answered my cries perhaps, finally, because I willed to no longer try to find a way through the traffic, but instead, trusted in You.
At mass this Sunday a deacon rather than the priest gave the sermon. I felt bitter at that moment but I listened to what he had to say. He made reference to the parable in the Gospels of the master giving three of his servants talents or money to be used for the Master’s benefit while he was away on a trip. 10,000 talents given to the first servant, 5000 given to the second servant and 1000 talents given to the third. The first two made wise investments and when the master returned he commended them for having been faithful to the task given to them as they gave their master not only the talents given them but the results of their investments. The master said to them that they had been faithful in a small matter and now they will share His joy.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Have we lost our sense of shame?

For his sermon the priest talked about a conversation he had with a friend wherein both friends related their views of the evils of our times in the world.  After a while, both realizing the darkness of their conversation, they switched to lighter topics – but not before his friend summarized his view of the world in these words “we have lost our sense of shame”.
After the priest and his friend parted, the priest had to reflect on what his friend meant by our sense of shame being lost. It took some time to realize that indeed we have lost our sense of shame. When we watch any game of sports we see fights and brutal plays in which one player  may intensionally injure an opposing team player, counting on the referee not seeing the violation while we fans roar our approval when our side has done the deed.  Some such plays are considered not even in violation of the rules, but simply part of the game − in reality, we are watching a gladiator contest, rather than a game of sports.  Too many fans, sports writers, coaches, radio and television personalities express no shame over accepting such violence as normal.
When we encounter violence on the streets − one person brutalizing another, how many of us simply stand and watch for fear of being injured ourselves if we interfere to stop the violence? If we see a woman being gang-raped while many of us stand and watch presumably, again, out of fear for ourselves if we try to help; when we see someone on the sidewalk bleeding from some injury or writhing in pain, how many of us walk by and leave it to some Samaritan to help that individual?  When we act in this manner we have lost our sense of shame − a shame that, out of charity for another stricken person, would drive out fear of involving ourselves with helping strangers in need of help.
When we tolerate corruption in the workplace, in government and its agencies whose mission is to legislate and administer such legislation to benefit its citizens, but who too many times are more interested in helping themselves, then we have lost our sense of shame if we do not take reasonable and responsible actions to remedy such corruption.   If we do not vote responsibly by rejecting corrupt officials and supporting those who by their actions have proved to be servants of the people, then we can say we have lost our sense of shame.
When we tolerate the abuse of women through the dissemination of pornography through all types of media, when we tolerate advertisements used to sell practically anything by displaying in an unseemly way the female body which borders on pornography − but a seemingly acceptable “mild” pornography,  then we can say we have lost our sense of shame if we do not take measures to reform these abuses and restore a greater respect for the place of women as the true nurturers of society and not mere objects of pleasure and objects presumably to be used to increase sales.
Finally the priest reminds us that only through our return to a belief in God and a trust in God whose plan for us involves that sense of shame that we human beings are all His creatures who, good and bad alike, are showered with His love, mercy and grace every moment of our lives, which in turn, through His Son, Jesus Christ as our example, requires no less than our love, mercy and kindness to all our fellow human beings.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Who will be the savior of our nation?

Throughout history there are many instances of the sacrifices of women to save their families, their children, even an entire people. In the book of Esther of the Old Testament, Esther sacrifices her body to the King in order to save her Jewish people from a planned extermination by an important and powerful official of the King. Esther reveals to the King the plot to kill the Jews and pleads for her people; the King puts his official to death and thus the Jewish people are saved from extinction by the heroism of Esther.

Just recently a more modern sacrifice of a woman's body in order to save Jews occurring during the second world war has come to light. The woman, a Christian, was the housemaid of a high ranking German officer in his home. Unbeknownst to the officer this woman was hiding Jews from the Gestapo in the cellar of his home. She was able to keep this a secret for quite some time; unfortunately the officer finally discovered the presence of the Jews in his home.  He gave his housemaid the following choices: either she was to become his mistress, or the Jews would be turned over to the Gestapo. She made an Esther-like decision to become the officer's mistress in order to save the lives of the Jews.

A much different kind of rescue of a people from tyrannical abuse was the appearance of the mother of God, Mary, not in her usual regalia we often see her as the mother of Jesus in Palestine. During the early 1500s, Spanish conquerors had overthrown the Aztec Empire in what is now Mexico, killing and raping at will. Catholic priests sent over with the soldiers to convert the natives had very little success. The Aztec peoples were worshipers of a Sun God and the Christian religion was much too foreign to them.

Mary now appeared to a poor peasant whose family had accepted Christianity. She sends the peasant to the local bishop clothed in a cape, which when opened, reveals the image of a woman with the complexion of a native with a background of the sun and its rays emanating from her. When the native Aztec Indians saw this woman's image so obviously connected with their Sun God traditions, they understood that this woman, the mother of God, was giving respect to their traditions and humanity. Almost overnight word spread of this apparition and millions upon millions of Indians became baptized Christians in a miraculously short time..

I believe our nation will be saved by a woman who will have sacrificed herself and her family from the ravaging of the godless self-appointed's tyrants who rule without mercy at this time and will present herself embodied in the godly traditions of our people for over two centuries.

No Violence

On the Neal Boortz radio talk show last week, Neil reported violence perpetrated by black youths against whites indiscriminately; this was reported in some major cities but was not reported by the media of the Left in any dramatic way.

Neal was asking his listeners whether reports of these events should be widespread in the media. My opinion would be that many times too much inflammatory news of violence against a class of people can result in retaliatory violence against the perpetrators. Should this happen, America could be engulfed in class and race violence which would not be of benefit to those who see the possibility of our predominately leftist government cracking down on all people, for example with martial law, and in the extreme case exercise such stringent control over the populace that the upcoming general election of 2012 would result in  a continuation of the economic and social disaster we have had for almost 3 years, under the Left,  for another 4 years. This would be a disaster for America, still the home of the free and the home of the brave.

There must be an understanding that the left is eager to foment violence to disrupt the possibility of the leftist politicians now in office being sent into retirement and replaced by those who do not see elected office as merely a way of garnering wealth and power.

It is patience and forbearance we need using what ever legal means now available to curb such violence. Prayer to God for his help at this time is vital; not retaliatory violence.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

In a land of empty strip malls

What is a strip mall? It is a collection of small businesses side-by-side along a highway; from the highway one can enter a long series of parking stalls alongside the businesses and after having shopped a customer can easily exit from parking back onto the highway. Along the highways of Georgia one can find many such strip malls. For three weeks now, my energies have been directed toward helping my daughter in moving from one home to another just north of Atlanta. In my journeys, transporting personal belongings from one home to another, I have visited many such strip malls hoping to find various articles needed in a new home; what greeted me was an astonishing number of stores whose signs welcomed customers but whose innards were bare but for an occasional sign reading “for lease” or “for rent”.
While driving my favorite pastime is to listen to conservative radio talk-show hosts. One of these by the name of Neal Boortz gave a credible account of what has been happening not only in Georgia but in other states of the Union. In a chain reaction of banks required by Federal Law to offer loans to customers who could not possibly shoulder the burden of payments resulted in massive foreclosures on properties abandoned by their owners, which in turn forced banks into either failure or a reluctance to lend money to businesses dependent upon such loans to stay in business, thus bringing about businesses letting off workers, with many businesses having to close.  With massive Federal Government spending of taxpayer money to support unions whose members are expected to give the prevailing Obama Democrat Machine in Washington their votes, Big Government was able to cause the beginning of the destruction of private business.
Furthermore, the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, started passing regulations hampering the growth and continuation of many small businesses, further damaging the private sector. The example of the National Labor Relations Board or NLRB in stymieing the creation of a 2nd Boeing Company in South Carolina is an example of government interference to hamper even large but private private business in favor of Big Unionism.
Now big government through the director of health and human services is requiring all private medical records to be handed over to the government; if anyone thought their medical records were guaranteed by the government to be private, they need to do some serious thinking. The writers of federal law, including for the IRS, and their lawyers have craftily written laws which seemingly protect privacy but in reality make it possible for government to demand private records when the government decides such demands are in the interest of the government!  And not the people!
We all need to do some really serious thinking about whom to vote for in November of 2012.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The problem is Bloomberg

America is in crisis. Most see the crisis in terms of issues: taxes, inflation, debt, labor unions, education, energy, military, abortion, Constitution, government, Free Press, religious liberty, church and state, prayer, God, free speech, bearing arms, immigration, political parties and many more.

For example we might say that the issue of taxes revolves about raising, lowering or keeping taxes the same.  Some members of Congress might believe that the crisis would be helped by raising taxes while other members of Congress might believe that not raising taxes would be more helpful in this crisis.  The issue of taxes now becomes a problem of conflict between those for and those against increased taxes in this crisis.

In addition the members of Congress who are for raising taxes become identified with raising taxes, while the others not for raising taxes become identified with not raising taxes.  In other words the problem becomes personalized, even more so when the crisis is as severe as it is today.  If, in the view of a majority of people, raising taxes would severely worsen the crisis, then those in support of raising taxes are seen as the problem, possibly verified by those members of Congress losing their seats in the next election.

Mayor Bloomberg of New York City has declared there are to be no clergy and no prayers at the dedication of the 9/11 memorial on the sight of the unwarranted, cowardly, surprise attack on the Twin Towers by Moslem extremists using hijacked, fully fueled, American passenger planes filled with innocent passengers; a crime so great that not even the killing of the instigator of this deed, Bin Laden, is even close to any compensation for the murder of nearly 3000 innocent people at the Towers, the Pentagon and the crash-sight in Pennsylvania.

The issue is the presence of clergy and saying prayers at a memorial.
The problem is the conflict between a mayor unilaterally and categorically deciding against clergy and prayer at the 9/11 memorial on Sept 11, 2011 and people who connect such a memorial with not only God's presence in all human action and events; God has promised that through prayer said with faith in Him, in His Goodness and Love, He will give us whatever we pray for.

Mayor Bloomberg does not see this nor does he understand this.  He is a modern day Pontius Pilate who asked "What is truth?"; Pilate believed only in the power of the state and not in Truth, which resides only in God, who is Truth.  So also Bloomberg clearly believes primarily in the power of the state, while God, even if He exists, takes a back seat to the state.

There are many in power today in the Democrat Congress and elsewhere who believe only in the power of the state.  This is what Obama meant by "change"; Bloomberg exemplifies this change from a trust in God to a dependence on the state.  He, and others like him, is the problem we face in this crisis in America more than any other issue or problem.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Chosen One

What is this that I hear? Have we all gone insane? Our American Nation hangs in the balance; and what is it that I hear but rancor, anger, division? Each calling the other names; one calling the other inexperienced, lacking leadership, having no spine, having too much spine, experienced in business, not experienced in business, having done a poor job as governor, as a member of the House, as a member of the Senate!
Look at the Lincoln-Douglas debates. Did they attack each other personally? Lincoln never went to school!  Did Douglas, who obviously had gone to school, belittle Lincoln for lacking public schooling? Lincoln was self-taught, self educated, a brilliant man, a decent man.
Today politicians spend millions upon millions of dollars attacking each other, sometimes in the most odious manner, just for one of them to come out on the top of the heap. Some say this is necessary; that’s the way it’s been and always has been. Perhaps so, but it’s very possible that something much more important is being missed in the process.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Real Economics versus Phony Obama Economics

In the following Fox news interview of an accountant and a CEO of a business, a tape of Obama speaking to an audience at the White House is played a number of times.   On the first showing Obama says “raising taxes on millionaires and billionaires, using the pre-Bush tax cut rates, will raise hundreds of billions of dollars and solve the debt crisis”.  
Upon hearing this the CEO says raising taxes on those whose income is over $250,000 using pre-Bush tax cut rates would bring in only $82 billion assuming those taxed did not change their business habits after the raise; in addition some of the businesses might fail and others would not be able to hire new employees.  
Note how clever but dishonest Obama is, in saying millionaires and billionaires, surely knowing full well he is fooling people who think he means those whose income is in the millions and billions, not realizing his definition of millionaire is one with income exceeding $250,000.  Then in a matter of seconds Obama himself proves this point by saying “the 98% of taxpayers who earn less than $250,000 will not have their taxes raised at all (and he emphasizes this point).  It’s not clear if he realizes he has just in effect said that the 2% earning more than $250,000 are the millionaires and the billionaires.  But no matter, Obama must really think that a significant majority of people are dumb and won’t catch the misleading play on words.
The truth is that about 27 million small business owners who would be hit by this tax are operating on a razor thin profit margin of about 3%; Profit = (income minus expenses which can be substantial if employees are hired).  Thus, barring any kind of relief, his profit margin becomes too low to continue, leading to business failure or having to reduce the number of employees, which in turn leads to decreased production and smaller income.  Eventually a lower income may mean the businessman may not be able to pay fixed or possibly rising costs to maintain his family and the business, leading to another business failure and jobs lost by his employees.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

"The Tea Party Can Go Straight to Hell"

The chair of the national Democratic party headlined a small rally in Florida a few days ago for Planned Parenthood, in what is the latest event having Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz working with the abortion business.  Schultz tweeted about the rally afterwards — providing a picture and saying she was “with Rep. Red Deutch at the Planned Parenthood rally in south Florida. We are truly fighting for women’s lives. This is personal.”

Don't be at all surprised about Debbie Wasserman Schultz chairing an event for Planned Parenthood. The Democrat Party is all about abortion; it is their means of attaining and keeping power. Since Margaret Sanger introduced the idea of ridding America of the "inferior" black race, the Democrats have rushed headlong into doing just that with the unbelievable sanctioning of the leading black politicians , who care not for their own race but care only for power, by dumbing down their own people.

Caught in a clamoring host of African Americans accusing Obama and Congresswoman Maxine Waters of not doing their jobs, she finally resorted to Democrat blame tactics.  Her outrageous outburst of  "The Tea Party Can Go Straight to Hell" distracted these poor people from the true problem of the Black Democratic Leadership selling out their own race for political gain.

These Black Democrat leaders have become the modern slave-masters of their own race, held in the new plantation bondage of welfare handouts; in union with their White, non-black Democrat Party leadership they have become the "White" racists against the Black African-American people of America. Sadly, these beautiful Black Americans, like those who had come to protest to Waters, must again be freed from bondage!  The problem is: how to get them to realize they are in bondage?

The Real Problem in America

The poignant comments on the real problem in America of a friend on another site, "Freedom Works", reveals the long-standing deterioration of the American Dream injected into Americans long ago in our Revolution.  For over a century demagogues of both political parties, but of far greater numbers within the Democrat party, have been responsible for hoodwinking our citizens into believing that government is our real god who will give us all we need.  But we have been responsible for losing our faith and trust in God and instead putting our faith and trust in flesh and blood.  The result is chaos, confusion and immorality as it always has been.

Immorality shows its most ugly head in the degradation of women.  The everyday portrayal of women as objects of sexual gratification for men has become acceptable not only by men but by women who see themselves not as victims of this degradation but as ones who now have become free to prostitute themselves if desired or feel liberated from the role of child bearing by abortion.

The seeming focus of some Conservative and Republican "thinkers" that social issues such as these abuses of women should be downplayed in the election of 2012 reveals in them a myopic view of what has gone wrong in America.  To view the crisis in America as involving primarily the economy, money, debt and finances, is to wrest defeat from victory in 2012.

Do these events, some already in operation, passed by congress or dictated by executive fiat involve pure economics?

• A panel of 12 elite people deciding who gets what medical care if any, who gets paid, and how much.
• A small business limited in what it can produce, and limited in the means and materials of production.
• A radio station is closed down because of transmission of ideas deemed undesirable for people.
• Government agencies determining where businesses may or may not locate.
• Citizens critical of government policies and politicians fined or imprisoned.
• Citizens imprisoned or fined for displaying patriotic or religious symbols anywhere.
• Property seized for political reasons without compensation.
• A citizen denied a job unless payment of union dues made.
• An agency denying water rights to farmers in order to protect fish habitats.

An analysis of the above events, all of which are happening now or have already taken place at some time, should make us realize that loss of personal freedoms under a godless society far outweighs in importance any kind of financial loss.

Without the restoration of our trust in God, putting new politicians into office to replace the old will not give us our country back unless what we desire to get back is a complete reformation of our society based on laws, policies, institutions and politicians reflecting a deep love, respect and trust in God.

Monday, August 29, 2011

America Needs a Revival

The following is a response of mine to a Pastor who is calling for the type of religious "revival" America has seen several times through it's history; The site on which this Pastor gave his recommendation is "Freedom Works" which I have very recently joined:

When I first joined this site a few days ago it seemed as though, looking at the issues list, that this was going to be strictly a political site with no room for what you are suggesting is a dire need for us to “get our country back”. We as a people are in need of a moral reformation; to just remove the bad president and legislators we have come 2012, without such a reformation, we will not accomplish what we earnestly need.

I do believe that it is the women of America who must bring about this needed reformation. The horrible degradation of women brought about by those who look upon women as mere sex objects for the gratification of men; and who think that giving women wholesale freedom to prostitute themselves as many men do is a liberating lifestyle; and who have taught women the solution to unwanted childbearing is brought about by eliminating the child, have brought about the near destruction of the family which is the fundamental social construct within any healthy society.

The abandonment of social policies and government agencies which relegate the necessity of the love of, the need for and the trust in God to a position of irrelevance is an essential task. The department of education, the EPA and a host of other departments and agencies have with their growth stymied the efforts of good people to create a good life for themselves and their families and their communities.

Only a transformation from a secular society which has been calling for the casting aside of a belief in God who alone is the proper guide for a people wanting to bring good in their families and society will bring us back to the America that has been the beacon of freedom for the entire world.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Obama is UNPATRIOTIC! Who says? He does!

You all have heard of the expression "the pot calling the kettle black" used to express someone judging another to be guilty of some wrong when that someone is guilty of the same wrong.  For the current president Obama (May the blessings of the great Oh-No be upon him in 2012) to say, while campaigning in 2008, that President Bush was "unpatriotic" for increasing the debt 4 Trillion dollars during his eight years in office, while Obama has done as much in two years in office, is in effect Obama playing the role of the black "pot", having called Bush, the black "kettle".   Both guilty, but Obama, who presumably knew better is even more guilty.  The following clip brings it out in beautiful relief:

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Confirmation of Essay #6 in Proverbs

It is worthwhile to see in Scripture how the word of God describes what constitutes a good marriage. In Proverbs chapter 31, advice is given to one of the Jewish kings by his mother, confirming what must be done to be a good husband and what constitutes a good and capable wife.   King Lemuel's mother says to him:

•   Don't spend all your energy on sex and all your money on women; they have destroyed Kings.
•   Kings should not drink wine or have a craving for alcohol.
•   When they drink, they forget the laws and ignore the rights of the people in need.
•   Finding a capable wife is worth far more than jewels!
•   Put your confidence in her, and you will never be poor.

The capable wife:
•   As long as she lives, she does her husband good and never harm.
•   She speaks with a gentle wisdom.
•   She is always busy and looks after her family's needs.
•   She provides food and clothing for her family.
•   Her children show their appreciation, and her husband praises her.
•   She is a hard worker, strong and industrious.
•   She is strong and respected and not afraid of the future.
•   Her husband is well known, one of the leading citizens.
•   She is generous to the poor and needy.
•   She knows that charm is deceptive and beauty disappears.
•   But a woman who honors the Lord should be praised.
•   She should be given credit for all she does.
•   She deserves the respect of everyone.

I have taken some liberties in making minor changes and omissions in the original text of the Proverb without, I hope, altering the original meaning.  Thanks go to Ervin of Team Sarah who suggested my connecting with this proverb which so beautifully describes the mutual respect a husband and wife must have for one another to make their marriage successful and productive in God's Kingdom on earth.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Essay #6 on Respect for Women - The True Worth of a Woman in Marriage

In Genesis, Christ reminds us of the true meaning and worth of marriage: God created man and woman who are to leave their mother and father and unite as one; and what God has brought together as one, must not be separated.
But God created man and woman, having not only different physical aspects, but also different mental, emotional and psychological aspects. The man is single focused and must use his strength and power to provide for the good of his family and for the good of the community in which he finds himself. His lifelong battle is to stay focused on the good he can provide; he must battle against the innate desire for companionship and union with other women.
The woman on the other hand is not single focused but is concerned with many situations and problems that arise within the family; her battle is not to get lost in a seeming overload of emotions in dealing with these many difficulties. The good  woman learns to do this while being provided the security and safety she needs from a well focused man.
A man can awaken to a day filled with anxiety and feelings of worthlessness. When this happens the good woman, in her respect and love for the man reassures him of his worth, of his goodness, reminding him of all the good that he has done within the family, for the family and the community outside of the family. In a case such as this a man is brought back to his original focus and sense of worthiness.
But if the woman is not capable or willing to respect and reassure the man, or if the man is unable to understand the reassurance of the woman, he may yield to his weakness, seeking the affection of other women, even in prostitution, to try to restore his true focus. On the other hand, if the man does not yield to these instinctive desires, and lacking a woman who, perhaps having yielded to her weakness of being controlled by her emotions, may criticize and nag the man to such an extent that the man is not removed from his darkness in the way that God intended, the good man has no other recourse but to turn to God in weeping and confusion, asking for help in restoring his focus. The good man will receive instant assistance from the Lord, if he prays with faith, truly believing that what he asks for will be done for him.
The good woman who receives from the man the love and respect due her, along with the security and safety of the entire family, is best capable of winning her battle to keep her emotions under control. If the man does not provide these things for the woman and if she does not, in turn, seek these things from another man, she likewise will turn to the Lord for help which she gets immediately when she prays as Jesus instructs us, to pray believing that what we ask for will be done for us.
One of the best examples in history of a good man and a good woman in marriage that comes to mind is St. Margaret of Scotland, who having come up from Hungary in the time of the Norman conquest of England by William of Normandy in 1066, journeyed to Scotland and married Malcolm, the King of Scotland. She loved and provided for the poor and provided the love and respect for her husband, becoming the mother of three sons who became kings.  Her love was reciprocated by Malcolm in wanting to do whatever she asked for; she died within days of his being killed in battle.
There are probably many examples of good marriages as the above where the woman, seemingly in the background and having no other effect than taking care of the family concerns, is in reality the prime mover of good accomplished through her man, by her respect for and reassurance of his worthiness and goodness in his moments of darkness.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

ASTOUNDING but isn't it just the way it is?

Well, what can one say?  Today in Yahoo sports, a writer talks about the unbelievable scandal involving just about everyone in the University of Miami Athletic Department and the Hurricanes football team: money, booze, parties, yachts, plush mansions, sex, abortion.  The writer exclaims in paragraph after paragraph of tawdry acts the NCAA threat of the "death penalty".

Now of course everyone knows what that means, right?  Well... I do not know what that means except that it's going to be pretty bad for Miami; you know, really bad like dropping a nuke on the campus or exploding a nuke above them and wiping out all their communications with the EMP!

Of course everyone who reads my blog knows what an EMP is; why there were 2 hits on that post!  So I left this message as a comment on Yahoo:
You must think we are all studs and know everything about American football and the NCAA and all its rules.
BUTT we are not; SOOOO.....if you even know, would you be so kind and define "death penalty" in the context of the most terrible punishment that could be given University of Miami and/or any of its entrails? Nothing worse than a writer who makes unwarranted assumptions about his readers.
Well, that this comment will be simply received with distain and a guffaw or two there is no doubt in my mind, but what do you think, my audience?  Is this writer, yours truly, as my Dad would say, too harsh on this sportswriter?

Oh, and the other astonishing point, already subtly alluded to above, is the apparent negligible reaction to a really serious and potential, if not probable, EMP attack outlined (with even my expert video, made by my little own hands) in my last post "What the Blazes is EMP?"

To me the EMP attack is of vital concern and I expected numerous comments; but realistically, being a physicist and mathematician, my degree of concern is understandable.  However, let me share with you my reaction to an electrical power outage of several hours or more which has nothing to do with my knowledge of physics, but more with my feeling of being stripped of control over a convenience I'm sure we have all come to regard as an essential part of our existence; no lights, no television, no radio, no music, until the power comes back on.

But imagine, in addition to the above, no flashlight working, no machines, no digital clocks, no automobiles, no busses, no trains, no planes, absolutely nothing that depended on electricity rendered inoperable - permanently; just think of only those conveniences available to people of the 14th Century and that is what we would have after an EMP attack.

Scary, but after all the earthquakes, floods, fires, extreme high and low temperatures, tsunamis, tornados, oil spills, sand storms, murders, kidnappings, home invasions, riots, fair ground collapses from high wind, and not to forget the brainless Administration in Washington doing their best to destroy this country with cries of more spending and taxing; it's not unreasonable not to have to endure another fear, the EMP.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

What the blazes is EMP? You must learn; your life may depend on it!

Before the Lights Go Out: A Survey of EMP Preparedness Reveals
Significant Shortfalls
By James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. , Baker Spring and Richard Weitz, Ph.D.
August 15, 2011
Abstract: An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) over the United States could end modern life in America overnight. Whether caused by an enemy attack (a nuclear device detonated above the atmosphere) or by a natural phenomenon (a geomagnetic storm), an EMP can cause entire regions of the country to lose electricity—permanently. Despite the EMP Commission’s recommendations in 2004 and 2008, hardly any progress has been made in protecting the country from an EMP attack and its catastrophic results. The U.S. must prepare to deal with an EMP—now.

This is a dire warning and must not be ignored; please feel free to pass on this information and movie to friends, neighbors and others. This stuff is for real and you can get the entire 20 page report using the link at the end of this post. Below is just a short bit of physics you might find useful in understanding the EMP.

My teaching fields are Mathematics and Physics. In Physics we study Light which is explained in terms of waves called electromagnetic waves. No matter what kinds of waves we talk about we use three mathematical terms: frequency, wavelength and velocity or speed which are interrelated by a formula.

While light waves are not seen, water waves are easy to see, especially at the beach and so serve as a good example to understand these terms. The distance between successive water wave crests is the wavelength of the wave. The number of crests passing a fixed point every second is called the wave frequency while the distance traveled by a crest every second is called the velocity of the wave. Distance is commonly expressed in feet or meters.

The first source of light we all experience is sunlight. The sun is approximately 93,000,000 (93 million) miles away; light waves from the sun travel at 186,000 miles in one second which is called the speed of light and is very fast! Interestingly, a quick calculation results in a time of 8 and 1/3 minutes it takes light to reach us from the sun. So the light we see at a quick glance at the sun left the sun 8 1/3 minutes before! The light we "see" from the sun is not close to half the story.

There are many different wavelengths (or correspondingly many different frequencies) of "light" we cannot see; all have the same nature and together are called ElectroMagnetic waves or ElectroMagnetic radiation. We use the term radiation from the sun when we experience the warmth from the sun and with too much exposure, sunburn! So the sun radiates radio waves, microwaves, heat or infrared waves, visible light, ultraviolet waves, X-rays and gamma rays; the use of ray instead of wave is a result of the history or time of discovery of the particular type of radiation, which has resulted in a dual nature for EM radiation: ray or wave.

With this short physics lesson hopefully the little movie which now follows might assist understanding of the EMP or ElectroMagnetic Pulse

Monday, August 15, 2011

Bachmann Interview on "Fox News Sunday"

Chris Wallace does a hard hitting interview of Michelle Bachmann, the day after this Conservative Republican Congresswoman wins the straw poll in Ames, Iowa.  She responds in a forthright "I say what I mean and mean what I say" manner, speaking from the heart and without notes.  She is the genuine front runner who spells out the need for reforms that are going to be tough to put in place but shows the determination to work with anyone and everyone who sees the problems in our country brought on, over many decades, by entrenched politicians who care less about what's right for the American People and more about personal power, influence and reelection.

Although Wallace repeatedly tries to get Bachmann to say that compromise would be needed as President and taxes would have to be raised,  Bachmann shows an understanding that revenues needed to pay for  essentials should come from cutting unnecessary expenses, which means downsizing the government; for example the Education Department, created by the Carter Administration, should be eliminated and let the States handle education.  Here alone the cost savings would be enormous - no need to raise taxes.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Bachmann wins but you wouldn't know from

Yesterday was an exciting day for conservative Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, who won the straw poll in Ames, Iowa, closely followed by libertarian Republican Ron Paul, a perennial candidate for president. On the Internet, I went to Fox to see if I could find a video I had seen earlier in which former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee interviewed Bachman;  Gov. Huckabee always gives a good interview and it showed Congresswoman Bachmann in her best spirits, showing her knowledge and strength as a credible candidate for president.

I could not find this particular video nor could I find any video made of Bachman being interviewed by anyone else after she won the straw poll; there were any number of other candidates and even the brand-new entry into the presidential race, Rick Perry, from Texas, who had been interviewed and their videos were available.  I found this to be very disappointing on the part of Fox News which, in effect, gave short shrift to this fine candidate who actually won the straw poll.

Nonetheless, I found a video which at least announced Michelle Bachmann's victory. I also found several videos of former governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin being interviewed by Sean Hannity. Sarah Palin is just a delightful warm, intelligent, knowledgeable person, who has not as yet announced her candidacy for president but is still considering it. She has been ridiculed and vilified by the Democrat Left as well as would-be conservative Republicans, jealous of her honesty and commitment to Christian moral principles. In spite of this we see in these videos a vital and vibrant person who loves the American people and wants to help them and not just herself. If she runs for the presidency she will make an excellent president; she knows what needs to be done to correct the damage of the tyranny of the Obama Democrats and has the courage to do it.

The last video is of the lieutenant governor of Iowa, a young, charming and delightful woman who is knowledgeable and articulate; it was a surprise to me to find this young and lovely person in the capacity of a lieutenant governor having important responsibilities, but listening to her, it was quite apparent she certainly can handle the job. It is my opinion that these women and many others like them, new to the game of politics, are going to be the saviors of our Country. It is they who can cut through the BS and the stodginess of so many politicians currently in office who have been part of the problem and don't acknowledge it.

Friday, August 12, 2011

The New Hungarian Constitution - Excerpts

What is most fascinating in reading these following excerpts from the Hungarian Constitution is the realization that Hungary has learned a valuable lesson in being subjugated by the Nazis and the Communists; their Constitution reflects their determination to live as a free people under a free market system and as a Christian Nation respecting all other religions.

America, unfortunately, seems to be going in the opposite direction, towards Socialism and Nihilism.  At a time when America proclaims the right of a woman to have an abortion, Hungary sees the folly in this act of depopulating a nation that needs to preserve its Christian values and encourage married couples to have children; the definition of marriage is between a man and a woman.  The child in the womb has a right to life from the moment of conception.  Is it possible for America to learn from Hungary?

Just as a Hawaiian is a person who is a descendant of some Hawaiian, any child of a Hungarian citizen is a Hungarian citizen. Since my wife is from Hungary and born of Hungarian parents, my daughters and grandchildren are Hungarian citizens.  Will there be a day I will be more proud of their Hungarian citizenship than their American citizenship?  I hope that day never arrives, but we have a great deal of work to do to save our America.

Fundamental Law of Hungary 

‘O Lord, blessed be the Hungarian nation’

National Avowal of Faith 

We agree with the members of the first freely-elected Parliament, whose first resolution declares that our freedom has its roots in the Revolution of 1956.At the dawn of a new millennium, we MEMBERS OF THE HUNGARIAN NATION declare the following, with a bond of duty to all Hungarians:

We are proud that one thousand years ago our king, Saint Stephen, based the Hungarian State on solid foundations, and made our country a part of Christian Europe.

We are proud of our ancestors, who fought for the survival, freedom and independence of our country. We are proud of the outstanding intellectual achievements of the Hungarian people.

We are proud that this people fought in defense of Europe for many centuries and, through its talent and diligence, has contributed to the enrichment of the common European heritage.

We acknowledge the role Christianity has played in preserving our nation. We respect all our country’s religious traditions.

We promise to preserve the intellectual and spiritual unity of our nation, torn apart by the storms of the past century. We consider the nationalities and ethnic groups living in Hungary to be constituent parts of the Hungarian nation.

We pledge to cherish and preserve our heritage: the Hungarian culture, our unique language, and the man-made and natural riches of the Carpathian Basin. We recognize a bond of duty towards our nation’s future generations; we shall therefore strive to preserve and enhance the circumstances of those who come after us by sound management of our material, intellectual and natural resources.


We do not recognize the legal continuity of the 1949 Communist “Constitution”, which laid the foundations for tyranny, and hence we declare it to be invalid.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Bug off seat covers

Here is what has made our country great; this guy gets an idea from his bugged marital partner to ensure she won't get bugged anymore.  It's still possible to be creative as this gent shown us, but if Obama get's his way it would take years for our "Bug Off" friend to get a license permitting him to establish a business.  We would, all of us, be perpetually bugged.  Vote Republican next year and vote Bugs Obama OUT!

Something else needs to be said about Obama and his cronies; Obama is seeking to destroy our free market system by spending and raising taxes.  Listen to him: he says it all the time and yet all the smart pundits don't see this, or they see it and are afraid to admit it out loud.  But really it's that they don't see the EVIL intent of Obama and his gang of mindless lemming-like Democrats.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tempest In a Teapot

Governor Huckabee is publishing a series of educational cartoon videos to try to explain in simple ways the battles we are fighting to save our nation from terrorists.  The first of these is titled  "9-11 And the War On Terror" which is available for purchase, at $9.95.  The former Arkansas governor, who has an excellent show on Fox News,  is being fiercely criticized by the Left for trying to make money off the tragedy of 9-11.  Below is a trailer for the first video in the series.

The Left really does not want terrorism explained to people as something that is a threat to America so they do not attack the content of the video; the Left hates America and wants the focus to be on how they claim America has been the enemy of underprivileged peoples around the world.  But they cannot easily sell this idea;
the Left has learned that if they destroy the character of individuals who promote the truth about the tyranny of the Left, they can more easily defeat their enemy: character assassination!  We are seeing a great deal of such assassinations going on and more are on their way.

Trying to make others believe Governor Huckabee is interested only in making money is their ploy.  It takes money to produce these videos and the profits can be minimal and even given to charities connected with the survivors of 9-11.  However, the Left wants no individual enterprise; their socialist mode of operation is to, through a series of 5 year plans where the state decides what workers should do, in turn, provide for the needs of all.

It never works.  Through centuries it has been tried but never works; but for those who believe man alone can provide a utopian existence for himself, they keep trying and failing.  Without a belief in God, Who alone can provide for His human creatures a life worth living, they will never learn; they will never succeed.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tea Party Kept Us From Being Downgraded to BBB

Santelli takes the words right out of my mouth.  We need more of these kind of rants.  As for the character who tries to argue for increased revenues to solve the problem, he, like Michael Moore, knows increased taxes come from hard working citizens like you and me (and not them) and like Obama says WE (not his Democrat abortion-loving cronies) all have to invest and pay our fair share even if we have to be FORCED or MANDATED to do so.

 I vote for Liberty under God in whom I trust.  How about you?

Monday, August 8, 2011

America, the Church, Abortion and Tyranny

Today at Mass the sermon dealt with the occasion of Christ walking on the water toward the boat tossed about by the wind and waves; the disciples in the boat were terrified and thought that Jesus was a ghost. Jesus assured them that it was He and they should not be afraid. The ever daring Peter, on the invitation of Jesus, stepped out of the boat and walked towards Jesus; as usual, Peter's daring was not sufficient to overcome his fear and Jesus had to save him from sinking into the sea. "Oh you of little faith", Jesus said to Peter, "why did you doubt?"

The pastor giving this sermon used this event to encourage his parishioners to pray to God with confidence that he will answer their prayers. In particular he asked them to pray that the financial position of the parish, which over the years had come to a point where the weekly collections were not sufficient to pay all expenses. Of course this sort of appeal is made from time to time in any church. The pastor mentioned that in the recent past the church had lost 400 elderly parishioners who passed away, many of whom had been loyal contributors. It came to mind that our particular parish did not have a good number of young couples with children.

As I sat thinking about this after the sermon, many things came to mind. Historically Catholic immigrants coming to America gravitated toward the Democratic Party while Protestants gravitated towards the Republican Party. In the past nearly 100 years the progressives, those who tended to seek reform on a secular basis dominated the Democratic Party; many of the Catholics adhered to these reforms which were close to the ideals of Catholic teaching. During the 1960s and 1970s many Catholics within the church and the Democratic Party were drawn to the false promises of feminist progressives that abortion would bring about freedom from the burdens of childbearing while not limiting the pleasures of sexual gratification.

At first the Church vigorously fought against the killing of babies within the womb, but like Peter, the difficulty of maintaining a posture of determination, without God's help, has led them slowly to sink into the waves. To be sure there are many within the Catholic Church who see abortion as a great travesty; the Catholic Church condemns abortion unequivocally.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

"Lou Dobbs Tonight"

This video showing Lou Dobbs of Fox News Business interviewing Republican Representative Gohmert of Texas on April 13, 2011 is interesting in retrospect to understand what was being considered on the Democrat side of the Senate by Harry Reid and Charles Schumer before the vote was taken on raising the debt ceiling, a few days ago, to avert a shutdown of the Government.  We are fortunate to have journalists like Dobbs reporting truth instead of the distortions of truth heard on media outlets ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and the like.

Can it be said that America has a "free press" when that press is so dominated by the Democrat Left?  Can we honestly say we have a functioning two party system when every single Democrat in House and Senate can be manipulated into voting strictly for Leftist causes?

Friday, July 29, 2011

The Three Stooges

Having just watched the press conference of the three top Democrat senators Harry Reid, Dick Durbin and Chuck Schumer, I cannot but feel I was actually watching an old comedy movie involving the Three Stooges. They were laughing and giggling, unable to control their demener as one would expect from professional people; as Sen. Reid started speaking one of their cell phones went off and produced one of the funniest situations with everyone on the podium trying to figure out what to do with the cell phone, still ringing. Schumer finally threw the cell phone into the crowd of reporters.

One can only guess who the call was from. I thought it was going to be a call from the president telling Reid to do or not to do whatever he was doing. As Reid continued speaking Schumer had a sh... eating grin on his face that lasted several minutes until finally it became evident he was trying to force the grin off his face; it looked very strange indeed. Durbin then spoke for a few minutes followed by Schumer.   When Sen. Reid then called for questions from the reporters he said that the questions would have to be few because everyone was so tired; it wasn't hard to figure out he just didn't want to have to field a challenging question.

During the whole press conference all three men spoke in the most derisive terms of Republicans, particularly of the new conservative Republicans whom Schumer described as “not able to tie their shoes”. They were just three silly men complaining about the Republicans having done nothing, having not passed anything which in itself was amazingly stupid to say. The Republicans passed 2 bills, both of which, were summarily DOA or ”dead on arrival”, or tabled, according to Reid, but now he says it got 59 votes with 60 needed?  Who knows?   If these are the people at the head of the Senate in the Obama administration then the American people are served by men who act like little teenage girls, giggling and squeeling as they say nasty things about serious and professional opponents of their misguided acts.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

No Kids Allowed

The post title refers to an article on Yahoo describing the growing movement of "No Kids Allowed" in a host of public airlines, hotels, restaurants, stores, theaters, vacation spots of all sorts. The article is well written and reports pros and cons about this movement. Here is a clip from the article which gives a balanced report of how this has come to be:

"Brat bans could well be the next frontier in destination and leisure-product marketing," writes Robert Klara in an article on the child-free trend in AdWeek. Klara points to, a travel website for kid-free vacations, with a massive list of yoga retreats, luxury resorts and bargain hotels around the world that ban children.

When did kids become the equivalent of second-hand smoke? Blame a wave of childless adults with money to spare. "Empty nesters continue to wield a huge swath of discretionary spending dollars, and population dips in first-world countries mean more childless couples than ever," writes AdWeek's Klara.

I was happy to see this insert by the author, as to who is pushing this movement to ban kids. Yep, you guessed it, childless couples who have lots of money! Don't worry, there are plenty like me who love kids and their playfulness; in fact there will be plenty of places where kids will be welcome. Many childless couples are quite a bore anyway!

There's a quaint old expression "What's good for the goose is good for the Gander"

which is apropos here. For every "Kids Not Allowed" enterprise there will be a "Kids Welcome" enterprise for two reasons; First, not all business people dislike kids, and second there are plenty of business people who will cater to those having kids because moms with kids have money too!
To see the entire article see the link at the bottom of the post

Now, banning all kids and not just the rowdy and undisciplined kids is clearly discriminatory.

Monday, July 25, 2011

It's not the Debt Crisis; It's the EPA Crisis!

Obama is the masterful magician of our times. He portrays himself as the quintessential super salesman, full of life, full of energy, loping down the movable stairs of Air Force One, bristling with smiles of self assuredness as if to say "like to see Bush do this", "I'm getting that done, and just follow me and we'll all be in happy land together".  He talks to the assembled devotees who applaud his every word, his every smile, his every glance, his every cock of the head as he rambles on with the confidence and arrogance of the salesman selling a model A Ford as if it were a $100,000 Mercedes.  And the audience eats it up. They love him. He's the king of the world. He knows all. He does all. And they want him not just our reelected president in 2012.

They want him as king with his queen Michelle, eliminator of all things detrimental to the American diet, (even if it puts bakeries and such out of business; too bad, no fat Americans allowed).  Why, our queen just loves our EPA, the wonderful and glorious Environmental Protection Agency, which is looking after us and creating a better world for us, free of all the harmful ingredients of energies such as coal, gas, oil.  She and Obama are creating for us a utopian world, a utopian America in which we no longer have to slave and work at a meaningless job.  We will be living in a world free, free of all the environmental pollutants that are forced upon us by rich moguls who care nothing for the environment, only profits.

We hear about his job rating and favorability in polls, dropping below 50%. And we wonder when President Bush had favorability ratings 20% to 30%. How could it be that Obama fans worry that his ratings are just below 50%? Had President Bush's favorability's been just under 50% he might still be president. It is amazing that this man can, through his charm and sense of ease, fake out and deceive so many people. It will be amazing if we can survive this devil-take-care attitude of this man, while inwardly he must be amused at how easy it is to distract almost 50% of the people and to keep them happy-go- lucky as he allows his minions in the EPA to slowly strangle businesses with all kinds of regulations; businesses that have heretofore created jobs.  And we don't see it? We are unaware of what he's doing? And if we hear about it we laugh and joke about all the silly regulations the EPA hands out to protect elements of the environment we have thought of as being insignificant.

Click on the link below to read a comprehensive article which reveals what is being quietly done behind our backs by the EPA; but it also suggests backing petitions to help our Tea Party representatives in the House.  And the Senate.  The  newly elected Republicans in the House are desperately trying to get laws passed to curtail these destructive regulations imposed upon businesses but they are hamstrung by the Democrat Senate.  They need our help!

It's the EPA stupid!

There they go again!

There they go again! The New York Times has as its banner headline a declaration that this murderer in Norway is a Christian extremist. That this is not true is easily proven by the fact that this 32 year old man never had any kind of Christian connections; he was not baptized a Christian, he never went to a Christian church.  He was so extreme in his philosophy that he was kept out of organizations that were not Christian and not terrorist groups, but they did not want him in their organizations.  He was a loner who hated all Moslems, whether extremists or not.  This is not Christian.   We, as Christians, may I have more the terrible and unjust things done by extremist Muslims, but we are forbidden to judge them to hell because of the teachings of Jesus Christ who is the one who will ultimately judge us all.

It is not surprising that the New York Times does this kind of yellow journalism. They are leftist extremists who in concert with Obama and the Democrats in Congress want to see America as a secularist society because many of their beliefs are secularist. For example, the New York Times, along with Obama and the Democrats espouse abortion. In one of my most recent posts, "Wilberforce and abortion", I suggest that Wilberforce, if he were alive today, would be just as fiercely against abortion, the killing of innocent babies, as he was against slavery. Wilberforce would also be against the modern type of slavery where women and children are kidnapped all over the world to be sold into slavery.

Getting back to our Christian roots and following Jesus Christ as Wilberforce did, recommended for any society, is the only way that we will be able to save our America. Obama and his followers are not Christians. Nancy Pelosi claims to be a good Catholic. But she is solidly in favor of abortion, using any method, at any time during pregnancy. She, as are her Democrat colleagues, is a Catholic in name only.

Unfortunately there are those who call themselves Christians, perhaps even conservatives, who damn to hell those who do not follow what they think are Christian precepts. Only Christians who have a deep love for Jesus Christ so that they welcome him into their hearts and desire nothing but to live within Him and follow his commands are true Christians as Wilberforce was. This is what William Wilberforce did and it is what we who call ourselves Christians must do: to live in Christ and to allow him to live within us. If we do that we surely will take our country back in spite of those modern secularists who wish to eliminate Christianity from our nation.

Tax the Rich

During the presidential campaign of 2008 between Obama and McCain we heard Obama saying those making over $200,000 or $250,000 per year are the rich and the rich should be paying more taxes. The debate was controlled by the Democrats, by their media and by Obama; to them the rich were those making in excess of these numbers. The Republicans, conservatives, Fox news pundits and McCain himself seemed to always respond in a feeble way that did not resonate with voters as much as the talking points of the Democrats.

Conservative Republicans came up with the response that those who earned in excess of $200,000 or $250,000 yearly income paid more then 90% of all tax revenues, while only 50% of all Americans paid any taxes at all. Assuming these statements to be true, it seemed as though the point was being missed. The election went to Obama and the Democrats for lack of a better grasp of articulating a more vivid response to the economic nightmare that was being formulated and put into practice by an overwhelming majority of the Democrat party.

Not that such a more eloquent response entered my mind at that time, but only of late has it occurred to me that the response ought to have been and should now be: taxing those whose income exceeds $250,000 is not taxing the rich; it is taxing those who are productive.

The question really is, who are the rich? If one really considers it, the rich are those who have assets worth, not just hundreds of thousands of dollars, but millions of dollars; and some having billions of dollars. If the Democrats really intended to tax the rich, then the assets of people exceeding perhaps  millions of dollars should be taxed. This would be actually taxing the rich. Of course, this would never happen since the very Democrats who, along with Obama, want to tax those making in excess of $250,000, according to their definition of rich, are the very ones who have accumulated tens of millions and hundreds of billions of dollars in assets during their tenure as politicians in Congress.

The trouble is, those who have incomes of $250,000

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wilberforce and Abortion

What follows is a tract taken from an essay written by Ervin Sims, a friend of mine from Team Sarah, a website dedicated to the support of Sarah Palin in her efforts to bring about the salvation of America from those, most of whom reside in the Democrat party, who are determined to destroy the America known to have been the beacon for freedom loving people for two centuries.

This portion of his essay has been revised to emphasize the main theme while ensuring its meaning correlates with the original essay, which may be found as one of my pages in its entirety.

The basic theme of the essay is to place in the minds of readers the sublime uniqueness of the man William Wilberforce, whose notable success in eliminating the slave trade, as well as slavery itself,  in the British empire, was brought about, not by mere human craft and endurance, but by a continuous and living faith in Jesus Christ as his Savior, whose promise to bring to fruition the desires of those who love Him and follow Him on the path of the Cross, never fails.

Further, it will be my desire to ask readers of this essay whether or not Wilberforce would have handled the most horrific injustice of our present time, abortion, in any different manner than slavery?

It is my hope that we can find a Wilberforce of our time whose devotion to Christ would be no less and whose companions in faith, within and without politics, would no longer fear the hostility of those who, like the forces arrayed against Wilberforce, try to silence with lies, threats, ridicule and persecution those models of Christ who would courageously prevail until abortion is no more.

Wilberforce, Wesley and the Influence of the Methodist Movement 
on England and the English Slave Trade (as edited)

By Ervin Sims

The people of Great Britain were among the first to seek an end to slavery and the slave trade that brought Africans as slaves to the Western hemisphere from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries. Historians have noted many causes for the rise of opposition to slavery and the slave trade that supported it. Philosophers began to question the logic of rational beings holding one another in bondage, the belief in the virtue or ethic of human benevolence became popular, and the influence of various Christian groups and movements.

Both Quakers and Methodist were vocal in their opposition to slavery.  The influence of the Methodist movement had a profound effect on the abolition of slavery in general and the slave trade of Great Britain in particular. When looking at the abolitionism in Great Britain, the lives and careers of two people in particular stand out. They are John Wesley and William Wilberforce.

The Christian beliefs of William Wilberforce had a profound effect on the legislation affecting slavery and the slave trade.   John Wesley and the Methodist movement had a profound effect on the beliefs of William Wilberforce.  Wesley’s essay entitled “Thoughts Upon Slavery” was a strong statement in opposition to slavery and the slave trade. Wesley makes it clear that Christianity and the institution of slavery are incompatible and that the practitioner of one could not be a practitioner of the other. Wesley calls on the slave trader as well as the slave owner to repent.

On February 18, 1796  Wilberforce

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Saxby, it IS raising taxes!

Oh my gosh, what is wrong with you Republicans in office?

Senator Saxby Chambliss of Georgia has the temerity to say that eliminating tax deductions is not raising taxes?  If we can't deduct interest on home loans we pay more tax and it wrecks incentives to invest in a home!!!  Did you take Math in school?

You Republicans in the House who did note vote for Cut, Cap, Balance!  Shame on you; you will be returned home in 2012.

I hope you tea party Republicans refuse to raise the debt limit because Obama does not know, like Pilate of old, what truth is!  He would not dare fail to pay our bills because he knows he will be blamed; but he likes scare tactics.

Come on you decent Republicans, vote the way you promised.

Polls indicate a good majority of people do NOT want the debt limit raised.  Don't be intimidated!  Democrats lie and scare and intimidate and polls are showing people do not believe the world will end nor will economic disaster ensue if the debt limit is not raised.

Republicans in House and Senate!  Do not cave!  If you do, there will be economic disaster!  Democrats and moderate Republicans have spent your tax money and caused this crisis!

In the House, the Democrats give me migraines but I don't hold such a malady against any Republican ladies.

House leadership:  I suggest you reprimand that racist Democrat woman representative who keeps bothering Rep West.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

What is meant by "smaller government"?

Watching TV this afternoon, a gentleman being interviewed asked, "You Republicans talk about smaller government but what exactly does that mean?".   This expression, and many others in politics,  is used without enough thought given, by those desiring a smaller government,  as to whether a majority, or hopefully, a vast majority of people, understand what the meaning is.

One should never dismiss another's lack of understanding of such an important term as trivial and not worthy of an explanation.  Having been in leadership positions within the Republican Party in Hawaii, learning never to take for granted that someone under my direction was always on the same page as I, was indispensable to success in any undertaking.

So what does smaller government mean compared to larger government?  A key word to be used to explain the difference is INTRUSION.   Before getting into the use of this term, we need to know what government means and what its responsibilities are.  First of all, government has been formed to take care of the needs of a community of individuals who are unable, individually, to take care of the needs of the entire community.

Let's take the example of a town of a few thousand people.  As we drive into the center of town we see businesses and shops selling all kinds of personal items necessary for daily living. There are grocery stores, restaurants, barbershops, clothing stores and stores that handle just about anything a person within the town needs. There are churches, playgrounds, schools, a library, a firehouse, police station, a medical clinic or hospital, a post office, and a City Hall.

Besides many homes situated around the center of town which house families whose members work in the various businesses and other institutions composing the center of town, there are roads, all of which are paved; there are electrical conduits buried in the ground servicing all homes and businesses, there are also water pipes similarly buried, perhaps even gas lines and of course sewer lines in a more modern town.

When such a town is just in its beginning stages,