Thursday, February 28, 2013

Liberals, Think Woodward Is Wayward.

    Much as been made over famed, investigative reporter and  Watergate whistle blower, Bob Woodward's recent comments regarding Obama and  the sequester. At this point I don't really  care,  who it was that first thought of the  idea of sequester. Gene Spering, had to right to send Woodward an email that at the very least implied a threat. If Gene Sperling,  wasn't attempting to threaten Woodward, why did he call him and give in a verbal tongue lashing over Woodward's article, that lasted a half hour in the first place?
    The White House says, that no threat was intended. I would never call Obama or anyone on the White House staff a liar necessarily, I believe both Obama, and the White House, are totally committed to their version of the truth. I have always thought that both Obama, and the staff at the White House,  should be committed to the nearest insane asylum available One thing about Obama and the White House though if one is not satisfied with their version of the truth on almost any subject one need not worry because they will have a new version  about every twenty minutes. One must understand, I have all the respect in the world for Obama and his diligent if not  delinquent staff, at the White House,  it's just well, there's not much respect in the world right now, I think it's part of the sequester!  Okay, So, I've had a little fun poking fun at Obama, and the rest of the liberals at the White House but one could hardly blame me because as a conservative,  it;s hard to have fun with a liberal because liberals always make American taxpayers pay for any fun they provide. I'd like to say, on behalf of hardworking tax paying Americans everywhere,  to both Obama and his White House staff, Thanks, FOR Nothing!!
   Look, the only point I am really trying to make is this Woodward, or any citizen in America, should be able to say or write anything they want to  with no fear that anyone, from the White House,  is going to contact them  and tell  them they will regret what they have said,  in the media or written in the press. When the day comes,  when one can be threatened either by implication or by literal force and basically,  be told what one can or can not say or what one can or cannot print and such actions are tolerated  in  a free society or in a free country  then this one thing is sure One no longer lives in a free society or a free country. As always, my friends, these thoughts remain, just some words, to think on.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Are Republicans, Ready To Rally Or Retreat?

    With the looming threat of the sequester, now just hours away one can only imagine what will be accomplished by a least minute meeting between Obama and Senators Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi Mitch McConnell and House Speaker, John Boehner.It is notable that it is President Obama, who has called for this meeting no doubt to make a last ditch effort to cut a deal with the Republicans in the House and the Senate. I would venture to say, that some kind of deal in the form of a compromise will indeed be offered by President Obama, on behalf of the rest of the Democrats. The question then becomes, should Senator McConnell and speaker Boehner take deal?
    It is always, a good idea, I suppose, to at least hear the deal that Obama, on behalf of the Democrats will offer to the Republicans.. Speaking as a conservative however, I would hope that both Speaker Boehner and Senator McConnell,  would continue to reject any offer or deal  made by President Obama, that would include tax increases on the American people. Any reasonable and financially responsible person knows that that the  American people, don't need to be taxed more government needs to spend less. You will notice, that I said, any reasonable and financially responsible person already knows this basic truth and this is why I don't hold out much hope for any kind of a major budget reduction break through as a result of the coming meeting between Obama, Reid, Pelosi, McConnell and Boehner because lately, I haven't seen or heard of anyone in both parties of government that are reasonable or intelligent. I hate to break it down this way but Democrats are seldom reasonable and lately Republicans, have been anything but intelligent.    I will  respect Boehner and McConnell  much more if they choose to stand their ground and reject any deal offered by Obama,  Reid,  and Pelosi concerning the sequester that would involve further government taxes increases. I would hope,  that Boehner and McConnell absolutely insist,  on reasonable but realistic budget cuts. Yes, I know, that no matter what happens as a result of this pending meeting the Republicans,  will be blamed whatever the outcome  may be, that is I why I would tell both  Boehner and McConnell along with the rest of the Republicans if they are to be blamed for whatever they do, then for God's sake stand for something that will be worth taking the blame for say NO! to Obama,  as it pertains to the sequester if the he offers involves tax increases. Yes,  Republicans,  will be blamed and there is often a cost  when one chooses to stand but with that cost one can usually determine in this case what real men are made of and I must confess, I am left to wonder if there are any  real good men and women left in American government frankly,  I have my doubts. As always, my friends, these thoughts remain, just some words, to think on.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

America's Forefathers, What Would They Think Now?

    Sometimes, I like to ponder, what America's forefathers, would think if they could come back and see what America, has become today. No doubt the founding fathers, would be impressed with the many technological advances America, has made over the last 237 years.I can imagine how impressed they would be with the telephone, the car, space travel, various home appliances not to mention,  the ability for nearly everyone in America, to be able to easily own any one of these devices.
    The founding fathers, would probably want to see many of America's colleges and universities. I think they would be amazed with how quickly knowledge  can be accessed and with the speed that knowledge can be shared around the globe in a matter of seconds through the use of satellites and computers. Indeed, I think America's forefather's, would be impressed with the many advancements America, has been able to make until they took a closer look at American society today and then realized how we now use these advancements. I t is true that technology, has made life in America,  much easier and technology in and of itself is neither good  or bad it it all depends on the way it is used. The same computer that can help a student with their home work is the same computer a hacker can use to raid some one's personal information.
    I wonder, what the founding fathers would think, if they could visit Washington, and see just what goes on inside the halls of government? Who knows maybe, they would say not much has changed as far as basic politics is concerned after all politics, has always been something of a dirty business. I think the founding fathers would be shocked however when they saw how many of our political leaders in government have no regard for the Constitution whatsoever Indeed many in government at best often abuse the Constitution and at worst often totally ignore it and unfortunately, the same can be said for the Bible.I think the founding fathers would be amazed, at how many churches in America, are now only empty religious buildings where people once went to church.
    Finally, I wonder what the founding fathers, would think after taking some time to look at the basic culture in America, today? What would they think if the saw much of the youth of America today? I'm afraid they might think that many in America, have become spoiled and indeed in many cases lazy.Many in America, now expect government to provide them with nearly everything in fact, what ever the government doesn't provide right now is probably only because some progressive liberal hasn't thought of it yet! Some times, I think the founding fathers would observe how selfish many Americans,  have become and remember to tremendous price they paid for American freedom and then ask themselves was it really worth it when they see how many in America, now take their freedom and all the blessings, that come with it for granted. As always, my friends, these thoughts remain, just some words, to think on.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Is There Any Hope Left For America?

    Recently,  a friend and I were talking and my friend ask me, if I saw  any hope left for America. He wanted to know from  an economic and cultural basis if I thought America,  could make a course correction and return to sound economic and spiritual principals and in so doing became a great nation once again. After a long pause all I could tell him was that I supposed anything was possible but to be honest,  I no longer thought  that  America, will experience any kind of an economic or spiritual rebirth.
    Spiritually speaking, at present, many in America, seldom attend church anymore. Almost every week it seems,  that I hear about  a church somewhere  that decided to close due to poor attendance.Many of the remaining churches in America,  are not preaching what I call the gospel of the Bible. Many sermons,  that are preached in America's churches today are what I call warm and fuzzy sermons,  designed to make everybody  feel good but not designed to help  anyone see that they may be lost and in need of Jesus,  to be their savior as a result,  what one hears in many churches in America, today, is a social gospel this kind of gospel may care for a persons physical or emotional needs but this kind of gospel does nothing to save lost souls that need Christ. Many churches,  have a form of godliness but they deny the power there of and as a result I see no real hope of a spiritual  revival in America.
    America's culture, is almost totally secular now. I would venture to say,  more people in America,  know more about what's going on on their favorite TV reality show as opposed  to knowing anything going on in their churches or  in the government. Education,  in America, has become something of a pathetic joke and many of  America's history books are being rewritten removing anything pertaining to God,  or traditional values
    America,  is on the verge of a total economic collapse America,  has a nearly 17 trillion dollar debt and that doesn't count the 87 trillion dollars of debt in the form of unfunded liabilities including,  Social Security,  Social Security Disability, and Medicare. Medicare, is projected to  be out of money by 2024 Social Security, is projected to be out of money by 2037 and Social Security Disability  is projected to be out of money as early as 2016.I shared these projections with one of my neighbors and she said, " I don't care what America's problems are just as long as I get my check. "I have never seen a more selfish attitude and this philosophy has it were as almost completely pervaded every aspect of American life
    The few traditional Christian conservatives,  in this country who truly care about America's future are marginalized and in essence written off as out touch pathetic fools by much of the mainstream media.Lately, even many conservatives are compromising with progressive liberals so much sometimes it is nearly impossible to see any difference between the Republicans or the Democrats. Only A miracle from God, can save America, now but America,  doesn't seem to need God after all, government has become God,  in America, so why should God,  do anything to save America? Therefore, for me,  it's not a matter of if America, is going to fall it's just a matter of when. I'm sorry,  but as it stands now, I see no hope for America, and I think we are living in the very last days of of a dying nation. therefore,  enjoy your freedom and independence,  while you can because as I see it,  America's days as a free nation are indeed,  numbered. As always,  my friends, these thoughts remain, just, some words, to think on.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Obama, The Ultimate Scam Man.

    I am 52 and at this point in my life I thought I was pretty smart and had seen or heard about every kind of scan there ever could be  but yesterday, I found out I hadn't. Around five o'clock I received a phone call from someone in India, claiming to be from Microsoft. He asked,  if I was presently on my computer and I said yes. He then said that he was trying to install an update on my computer but was not able to do so because my computer was full of errors and warning and he needed my permission to access my computer because my Microsoft warranty had run out. I knew Microsoft,  had a head courts in India, I knew that computer technicians often need to get into computers to fix problems. I knew I didn't want my computer to crash so I gave the guy permission to look inside my computer. Once he was inside my computer,  he did indeed,  show me  many errors and warnings and I was filled with fear and dread  because I didn't want my computer to crash. I asked if he could fix the problem he said,  yes,  but I would have to put  300.00 dollars on a credit card and then he said he could fix the problem. I gave him my card number and then he said,  the transaction did not go through so I gave the information again and put another 300.00 on my credit card. to make a long story short I was the victim of a computer phone scam. After several frantic phone calls, I was finally able to straighten the whole mess out I canceled my credit card and the charges were taken off my card.I had my computer looked at by a true computer technician and after a long night of feeling totally stupid and embarrassed I collapsed into my recliner and finally got some much needed sleep.I will confess,  it's not much fun getting scammed and this is one lessen I will never forget.
    President Obama, is running a scam of sorts.He is an expert at running scams  the dreaded, sequester it seems, is his latest scam.The idea, that if the pending sequester goes into affect on the first of March that life as we know it will stop is indeed a foolish notion.I will confess however fear is a powerful weapon and just as I feared my computer would crash and that fear clouded my judgement and thus I let myself get scammed so too Obama,  is using fear to scare  the American people,  into forcing the Republicans,to work with him to avoid the consequences of the sequester. I hate to say it but many Americans, will far for Obama's scam.and as a result, I suspect at the very last possible moment some sort of deal will be worked out.How I wish just once  our conservative  political leaders, would stand up to Obama, and say that they were not going to fall for Obama's fear tactics. It is little wonder, that Rush Limbaugh, now finds himself ashamed at how easily many of the American people are fooled by Obama's hysterics.When comes to the problem of the nation's economy or rampant unemployment Obama, has never been a man will a plan but it seems to me he is always the man with a scam! As always, my friends, these thoughts remain, just some words, to think on.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Obama, Left To Fester Over Sequester.

    There's an all to familiar saying that says, be careful what you wish for, you may just get it. I suspect that this is the way Obama, is feeling right about now.Obama, is running scared in a sense for the first time in his political career.Although he is running a round cherry picking the media he prefers to talk to make no mistake about it , he may say he is concerned about the layoffs and the severe military cuts that the sequester will no doubt cause but what he is really afraid of is the fact that if the Republicans, don't work with Obama and find a way to stop the pending sequester before March first. For the first time in Obama's political life he will be forced to accept responsibility for a political mess he chose to make.
    The sequester,  one will remember was a plan devised by the Senate Democrats,  to force the super six to make definite budget cuts in the fall of 2011. As it turns out, the super six,  composed of three top Republicans and three top Democrats,  were not so super and found themselves either unable or unwilling to come to an agreement on any serious cuts in the federal budget. Automatic cuts were then triggered to go into place at the beginning of 2013. Since the super six,  were unable to agree on acceptable budget cuts the sequester was designed to force cuts in federal spending. These proposed budget cuts were first triggered in late fall of 2011. No doubt Obama,  thought that since the Republicans, were  big supporters of the nation's military surely they would make some kind of deal with the Democrats before the end of 2012 and thus the automatic budget cuts that the sequester would impose would never come to pass indeed I recall Obama saying in the third of last years presidential debate that the sequester would not happen.
    What Obama, didn't count on was the idea that Speaker Of the House John Boehner, would throw the the proposed sequester right back in his face so to speak By telling Obama,  in essence you created this problem Mr President,  now you solve it It would seem that one can not help being left with the impression that Boehner,  is enjoying a since of revenge as he now realizes the political mess Obama,  now finds himself in a mess,  he made all by himself One can almost imagine that Boehner hopes the sequester goes into affect it's not as though Obama, would not deserve to have to answer to all of the members of the military for his pathetic arrogance. I recall not too long ago Obama, was more than willing to let the nation go over the fiscal cliff especially when he thought it would cripple the Republicans politically so one could hardly blame Boehner, if he wasn't  enjoying Obama's present predicament  at least a little. I do regret the jobs that will be lost if the sequester does go into effect and I hate to think of the nations military being reduced to levels not seen since before  World War Two but I have to admit I'm rather enjoying seeing Obama, left to fester the sequester after all this could be the first time since  Obama, became President that he will be forced  to take responsibility for a political fiasco, that was his idea. Think of it, Obama,  forced to take the blame for something, that would certainly be a new experience for him. As always, my friends, these thoughts remain just some words to think on.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Obama, A Man Of Few Words, Yeah Right!

     President Obama, has often received praise from both sides of the political isle for his ability to give a great speech.  Speaking,  as a person who has written a few speeches, I have to admit he has a definite talent when it comes to public speaking. I still recall how his inspirational speeches  left people almost spellbound during his 2008 presidential campaign. Lately however,  I find my self wondering where all the magic went in Obama's speeches.
    Oh one need not worry, Obama, hasn't lost his ability to speak and he still loves to talk. I can honestly say, I have never known a president  in my life time who loved to talk more then Obama,  does. When one thinks about it, what can one say about Obama, that he hasn't already said about himself or wouldn't say about himself given any opportunity to do so. Harpo Marx, was truly a man of few words however, that is one phase that will never be used when describing Obama, a man of few positive  economic results yes, a man of few words?  never!
    Obama's political style as far as running the government is concerned reminds me of an old country song that said, if wishes were horses beggars could ride. When it comes to making speeches Obama, truly is a man in love with the sound of his own voice and it's a shame really because if words  were money Obama, would pay off the national debt with one speech but mere talk is indeed,  cheap and that's one word that will never be used when describing the nations over whelming 16 trillion dollar debt. When comes to constant talking, I find that Obama's many words much like his ego and  the nation's  debt  both,  are never ending and ever increasing in fact, the only thing that has managed to grow smaller since Obama, took office is the size of the  average American taxpayer's pay check.
    I have no doubt that Obama's speeches will long be remembered by history not because Obama, says anything that this particularly memorable but because Obama, hasn't said anything  original in the last four years.When one thinks about it a speech,  is pretty easy to remember especially if one has heard it literally dozens of times over the last for years and if one doesn't have Obama's one speech memorized by now don't worry, The American people, have another four years to hear the same speech over and over again and I should think  that almost anyone should have Obama's one speech memorized by then. Oh,  in case you have never heard the speech it goes like this. The nation's economy  is sill in a ditch that's why we need to tax the rich and just to prove how much I care I'll make sure they pay their fair share. I've had four years but the economy,  is still the same and though I know that that's a shame we all know the House Republicans are the ones to blame.Ah yes, history will say of Obama, never has one man's words done so little for so many! As always my friends, these thoughts  remain, just,  some words, to think on.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

One Family At A Time.

    Recently,  some family, obligations made it necessary for me  to take a break from  almost every aspect of my day to day routine. As much as I enjoy writing this blog, I felt the need to take some time off. This was very good for me on a personal level because  I discovered something,  I have almost let my self forget nothing I have to do or nothing I may like to do even if  I think it is something important nothing I do is more important then making time to spend with my family. My daughter came to me recently and said she needed my help with her home work and it was an essay assignment.. My daughter asked me if I could help her with her essay. It seems, writing an essay, is not not something my daughter finds easy for her to do and since she knew I enjoyed writing and that  some have said I have a way with words she thought perhaps I might be able to help her. As usual however,  her request for my assistance came when I was up to my eyeballs with various things to do and so I found my self being rather insensitive to her needs and almost without giving it a second thought I said to my daughter, "Honey daddy, is so busy right now can't you write your own paper? She replied,, " Yes, daddy, but I'm not as good at it  as you are I don't have your gift.""You must learn how to write on your own after all nobody helps me write when I compose a new topic for my blog." I was feeling so confident at that moment I was teaching my daughter to be self reliant at least that's what I told my self then as only children can do my daughter asked  me a question that demonstrated a wisdom well beyond her years. She asked, "Daddy, why do you write your blog? I replied," Because I enjoy it and because it's important to try to encourage good patriotic Americans,  all over the country to wake up and not take the freedoms we have in America, for granted,I' m trying to write my blog to do what I can to help save America, because I'm afraid America, won't last much longer as a nation if good people don't wake up soon."My daughter then asked, Daddy, isn't America, a big country with  millions of families in it?" Yes, I suppose so." I said. My daughter then then said these words. Daddy,America, can only be saved one family at a time and it's up to every family in America, to do what they can to save America.I know you want to help them daddy, but right now I need help that only you can give so could you stop what your your doing long enough and help save me from turning in a poor essay?" " After all, daddy, I'm in this family and I'm part of America,  too so since America,  can only be saved one family at a time could you please just start by having time to save me?"
    My daughters words,  were sharper than any knife could have ever been and her words indeed went through me and I immediately stopped ever thing I had been doing and gave her every suggestion I could think of to help her write her essay,It wasn't long before she composed her rough draft and then we went over it together and I helped her reword  a phase here and there and so she had written a fine essay. My daughter was right America,  will only be saved one family at a time.If I am to show my daughter what the traditional values are that made America,  great I must be sure to demonstrate those traditional values to her not just in words but in deeds as well. If one wishes to be a great American one might start by being a good parent for by striving to be a good parent one can do their part help save America, one family at a time. As always, my friends these thoughts remain, just some words, to think on.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

I Will Not Settle For Mediocrity.

    When I began writing this blog, I promised myself that there were two things I would never apologize for one was being a committed Christian and the other was being a committed American patriot.From time to time I have been accused of mixing politics and religion. I am more than aware that there are those who believe that politics and religion don't mix. I must respectfully disagree.There have been those who have asked me why must I be so out spoken about my Christianity and why must I insist that America, became that great nation that she is because she was built on a foundation of Christian principals I am often asked why can't I be more moderate in my views concerning Christianity and America, in general I can only answer in this way. First of all Christianity, is NOT  my religion. I do not live my Christian life by performing mere rituals nor do I follow Christ, out of established tradition. I follow the teaching of Christ because in those teachings I have found a life worth living. I would now pose this question to all who may read these words. What good is it to say one is a Christian, if those Christian beliefs do not affect the way one lives there life in all areas of everyday life? One may choose to be moderate in their temperament. One may choose to moderate in there attire, One may choose to do all thing in moderation and I suppose there is  nothing necessarily wrong with wanting to avid unnecessarily extremes in life, it is natural to want to live life with a sense of balance. Too often however, I think moderation can all to easily become mediocrity and as a Christian, I will not settle for mediocrity as I attempt to follow the teachings of Christ as I live my life from day to day.As an American, I will not settle for mediocrity in America's culture or in America's government nor will I settle for mediocrity by just rending lip service  to the historic fact that America, was established to be a Christian nation.
    Patrick Henry, did not mince words he stated quite clearly that America was established to be A Christian nation. He expressed this belief with the following words; "It can not be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionist, but by Christians not by religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For this reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here." It is no accident that good committed Christians,  make good citizens and thus a good country. Perhaps if America had more committed Christians, in government America,  would not be on the verge of a  total  economic and cultural  collapse.I dare say, few would argue that America,already has an over abundance of mediocre Christians and  politicians. I must confess I find it hard to trust anyone in government who content to say they are a moderate and use such a political view as an excuse to be a mediocre politician at best. To quote Mark Anthony, "Ambition, should be made of sterner stuff. Real leaders, are not made of mush. I can not govern the choices others will make. I can only say, that as proud as I am to be an American, my commitment to my country can not be greater than my commitment to Christ.. I can only say that I have decided, I will not settle for mediocrity in  either of those commitments. As always, my friends, these thoughts remain, just, some words, to think on.

Monday, February 11, 2013

What Makes Freedom Worth Dying For?

    Recently, I heard a young man in my neighborhood say these words as he was talking to one of his friends I listened as  he said these words, "I just don't get it,  Why do people think freedom,  is so great? What's the big deal about freedom and what makes freedom worth going to war and fighting for? People get killed in wars. What makes freedom so worth dying for? I thought for a moment and my love of history brought back the noble words of Patrick Henry,who said,  "Give me liberty or give me death." As I pondered that young man's question I too wondered why the patriots of the American Revolution were so willing to die  for the cause  of freedom and after some careful thought, I believe I know the answer.
    The constitution guarantees all Americans,the right of life liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The concept of human  freedom is an immortal inspiration from God.The Bible says, in Genesis that God, made man in his own image. I thought about what that really means, it's simple really, God, gave man a free will.God gave man the very essence of himself. Remember,  before the fall of man in the garden  man was created by God and designed to live eternally. Man, chose to disobey God and as a result man's mortal body will experience physical death thus God, through  the death of his son Jesus Christ came to earth to die on the cross to pay the price for sin and take away the power of death Now all who receive  Christ, will live eternally in Heaven and those who don't will still live eternally in Hell separated  from God,  What has this lesson in Christian Theology, have to do with the concept of freedom as it relates to the American Revolution  you ask? I'll tell you.
    America, was built on Christian,  principals and freedom, as I said, is a concept conceived in the mind of God, Therefore, when God,  breathed  into man's nostrils the first breath of life man became an eternal living soul with a natural desire to be  free to exercise his free will.What patriots of the American Revolution like Patrick Henry, understood. was this,  the cause of freedom,  was was the very  essence of God himself. Therefore,  the concept of freedom was eternal. What Patrick Henry was really saying was this If a man can not live freely then  the true essence of all that an individual truly is is not really alive. Therefore Patrick Henry decided, if he could not live freely then he would die fighting for freedom since he knew that if he died fighting for the noble cause of American freedom he then would live freely forever in Heaven with God who is the author of freedom since the beginning of human existence. Americans, exercise there free will everyday. Think about it. Why does one choose to own a home instead of renting if owning the home is possible? The answer is simple ownership gives one the right to exercise ones freewill and do  with the home what ever one desires. Life without freedom,  is no life at all in fact,  in one since if one can not live free one is already dead. Freedom is a  concept,  inspired from the very essence of God.and since man,  was created in God's image, freedom is the very essence of man. The patriots of the American Revolution, knew this and that is why freedom, is worth dying for. As always, my friends, these thoughts remain, just, some words, to think on.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

God Can Great Things With A Willing Heart

    I often look back and reflect on my high school and college days. I wish I could say that I accomplished great things in high school or college. The truth is I was an average student. There was nothing that I did in either high school or college that gave me any notoriety The one talent, I had I suppose I hid for thirty years because I thought it was just to common and rather ordinary at best However I did manage to a receive a small award for something my  English teacher called creative writing. She was impressed with several speeches essays and poems that I had written in high school during my senior year. I however, was insecure and had no real confidence in myself our my abilities as a writer.I was a person with cerebral  palsy and as such, I had been told not too expect too much out of life I found my self wondering what will I ever do in my life that will really mean anything after all, who was I among the millions in this world and what difference could my life make. I was suffering from what one might call the five loves and two fishes complex. One will recall the story of the feeding of the five thousand in John 6:9 Andrew, the brother of Peter,  is talking to Jesus, and says the following; "There is a lad here with five barley loaves and two fishes but what are they among so many."Have you ever felt like a couple of barley loaves and two small fishes, and thought who or what am I among so many in this world?
    Notice however,  the small insignificant lunch,  was given to Jesus by a lad, with a with a loving heart willing to let Jesus, use his small lunch to do great things.Jesus indeed did do a great thing first he multiplied the lunch then he fed over five thousand people think of that that young lad helped Jesus,  feed five thousand people just because he was willing to say, I don't have much Lord,  but what I have I willing give to you. One can almost hear Jesus say, "Thank you dear child, just wait and see what God will do with you willing gift of faith!"You, may be like me and at times you may wonder Lord, what can I do but what Jesus will want to know is have you done what you could? Remember, no talent, or life for that matter is ever wasted if one willingly gives their live and talents to Jesus.
    The Bible says,  In  Mark 14'3-9 that a woman came to Jesus,  and broke a valuable  collection of oils and spices and perfumes over the head and feet of Jesus. Many who saw this humble and gentle act of  loving kindness thought among themselves how could this woman just waste such a valuable resource? Remember what I said though no gift given with a willing heart of love to Jesus is ever wasted. Jesus thanked her and told those who were gathered there to leave her alone because she was helping to prepare him for his burial and  he told her God would remember what she had done for him.What a blessing to think that God,  will remember the acts of kindness we do for others. Remember, One need not have a great gift for God,  to use them but one does need to have a heart that is willing to give to God what ever gift  or talent one may have. God can take the smallest gift given to him and multiply it and do great things with it. All he asked is for is a willing heart that is willing to do whatever we can. I in my own way give my gift writing to God and then compose these words with the hope and prayer that all who may read these words will be blessed. Remember, there is gift too small  when given with a willing heart that God, can not take and do great things. As always my friends, these thoughts remain, just, some words, to think on.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

America, A Country In Crisis.

    As a proud American patriot and as a Christian,  who still believes in the Christian principals, this country was founded on I observe what is going on in America's government, culture and churches and I have come to the conclusion that America, is a country in crisis.America, now stands on the brink of total economic collapse.The dollar is weaker now than at any other time in America's history.As a person who has studied history I can tell you on average a civilization's currency usually last approximately, 200 years. Rome was one of the greatest civilizations in human history yet their gold currency, only lasted around 200 years or so.  America, has been in existence for nearly 237 years. As I look at the nation's economy I pause and wonder how long the dollar will continue to be used as America's currency the dollar, hasn't been on the gold standard since 1933.and with the trillions of dollars the Federal Reserve is printing in an attempt to jump start America's economy one can only wonder what the dollar is actually worth.America's national debt, now stands at 16.5 trillion dollars.I heard  a man describe America's present debt with a very eye opening analogy it seems that if  each dollar of America's present 16.5 trillion dollar debt could converted to seconds it would take an astonishing 507, 000 years to pay off America's national debt. America,  also has an estimated 87 to 100 trillion dollars in unfunded liabilities and theses unfunded liabilities include Social Security,  Social Security Disability, and Medicare.The Congressional Budget Office now estimates that Social Security, will be exhausted by 2035. Social Security Disability, will be exhausted by 2016 and Medicare,  will be exhausted by 2024. I find it rather interesting that the government refers to these programs as unfunded liabilities since the government never fails to  uses their ability to lie about just how stable and well funded these government programs are.
    As bad as America's economy may be  America's culture,  is even worse much of America's movies and music portray a life selfish decadence unspeakable violence and filth. Much of the youth of America today learn far more from television then they ever bother to learn in school.Much of the youth of America, have no concept of respect, how can they? They have never been  taught what respect is.Teachers, stop on American flags,  and tell  their students that the American flag,  is just made of colorful cloth that doesn't really mean anything.The value of human life has been degraded as well, Americans,  morn for the innocent children who lost their lives at Newtown,  but fail to morn for the millions of babies whose lives are ended needlessly because of the legal practice of abortion. The concept of family and marriage has become something of a pathetic joke in American society since marriage can be defined as the union of two of just about anything including,  two men,  two women, men with more than one wife or in at one case I head about one woman married her pet dolphin.One can only wonder how far America;s morality will continue to decay
    Finally, I ask myself,  where are America's churches? Why aren't they speaking out? How can they speak out?  Many churches in America,  today are seldom full and those that many do attend seldom preach the gospel with the same conviction they once did. The only thing that can possibly save America,  now is a miracle from God. I hate to say it but America, really hasn't unacknowledged God for a long time now and therefore, I see no obligation on God's part to save America,  now.  All one can really hope is that the fervent prayers of a righteous few in America,  may hold back God's hand of judgement on America a little longer. As always, my friends, these thoughts remain, just, some words, to think on.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Drone Yes Gun No Go Figure.

    Okay, I hate to keep beating a dead horse but will someone please explain to me why it is okay for the American people to trust Obama and John Brennan, as far as using drones on American, citizens  is concerned but Obama,  wants to ban certain guns from law abiding Americans. What? He can't trust us,  yet we are supposed  to trust him? I don;t think so! A drone,  is just as deadly as a gun. Yet, Obama, wants us to trust him that he has the authority at his discretion alone to kill Americans,s he suspects to be terrorist in the name of the war on terror A war  that he has never really believed in until just recently and the the last time I checked Congress, hasn't officially,  declared war on any country.The only point I am really trying to make is this, America, is supposed to be a county with laws and amendments  that are spelled out in our Constitution. Obama, it seems only follows the Constitution,  when it fits in to his particular political purpose and lately, it seems that isn't too often.
    Think about it my fellow Americans, Obama, wants us to trust him with a drone and take his word, that he knows what he's doing,  If he decides to kill an American,  he suspects of being a terrorist he doesn't even have to produce said evidence nor see to it that the American,  he believes to be a terrorist has  the right of a trial by jury. Look, I'm no fan of a terrorist of any kind and if an American, is proven in a court of law to be a terrorist then they should be shot for treason.I  just find it ironic  that the President wants to ban certain guns in this country because he doesn't trust law abiding Americans to know how to be responsible with them yet the President,  wants the American people,  to trust him to be responsible with a weapon as powerful as a drone.What ever happened to the second, fourth, and fourteenth  amendments to the Constitution? I mean, do Americans, have the right to bear arms or don't they? Are all Americans to be treated equally or does Obama, have the last word on which Americans,  will be treated fairly, and which ones won't? The last time I checked, I woke up in America, this morning and that used to mean that all Americans,  were guaranteed certain rights because they were born here.It seems however, that at least for certain Americans, Obama has the right to determine if they have any rights at all.As always, my friends, these thoughts remain, just some words, to think on.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Due Process, Is The Cornerstone Of American, Freedom.

    Current counter terrorism advisor   and Deputy of National Security, John Brennan, now finds himself in the middle of a national controversy because of the of President's and the   the Justice Department's  view on the right of  due process for all Americans, even those that are suspected of being terrorist.It seems that the President believes he has the authority to authorize drone strikes on Americans,  he believes  to be terrorist. Apparently, the President,  feels, that if he has evidence that he believes proves that an American is a terrorist the American people should just take his word for it and let him go a head and order a drone strive on suspected American terrorist,  without due process of law. Basically this means an American suspected of being a terrorist can be killed by a drone strike ordered by the President without that American even having the right to a trial by a jury of his peers to see if there is proof beyond a reasonable doubt that indeed proves that American,  is a guilty of being a terrorist.John Brennan,  would be the person in charge of conducting the drone strikes ordered by the President.The ACLU, has come out against this practice and even many of the president's strongest supporters including many Senate Democrats,  now find themselves at odds with the President.  I'll go on record and say that it is not often,  that I ever  agree with any of the Senate Democrats or the ACLU, for that matter but on this issue I think the Democrats and the ACLU who oppose the practice of drone strikes on suspected American,  terrorist without due process of law have a point.
    Those who feel that Americans,  who are suspected of being a terrorist no long have the right of due process may not realize it but by ascribing to this view.They are giving the government the right to conduct drone attacks on any American,  they deem as a potential terrorist threat without even having to take the suspected potential terrorist to federal court to prove it! The right of due process of law or to put it another way the right of a trial by jury, is the very cornerstone of American, democracy and freedom the right of due process of law is the very foundation of the Constitution. Without the right of due process there is no Constitution and with no  Constitution, one might just as well go live in Iran because it seems the Iranian government shares the same view on the right of do process for their citizens as Obama, does and believe me, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, doesn't have to prove the guilt or innocence of any citizen in Iran if he feels that someone is a treat to the Iranian government he may just have that citizen killed and save Iran the trouble and expense of a trail after all if the President Of Iran, decides someone should be executed I am sure no one in Iran will demand a trial to prove that a citizen in Iran is a threat  to the government I'm sure they are more than willing to take his word for it.
    I do not know at this point if John Brennan, will be confirmed by the Senate and become the Director of the CIA but I suspect in the end he probably will.There is one thing I do know however, the day an American, can by put to death, at the discretion of the President,  without the guaranteed right of due process of law is the day this isn't America, any more. As always, my friends, these thoughts remain, just some words, to think on.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Do Guns Cause More Problems Than They Solve?

    Those who read my blog, on a daily basis, will recall that yesterday,  I wrote a blog on gun control. I  said I too believed in gun control as long as gun control remains in the hands of the American people.I often ask those who read my blog to leave comments and tell me  what they think. One nice lady said,  that although she owned guns she wasn't sure that the government might not have a point because in her words guns cause more problems than they solve so maybe the government should decide who should have guns.I have no doubt,  that there are those in this country right now who feel the same as this  lady who expressed this type of thinking in a comment on my blog. I have to say though, I wonder just how far one would be willing to take this kind of thinking? Should we as Americans,  ban everything that could potentially cause problems or harm in American society? Really?  If every American, living in our society today followed this kind of thinking as they attempted to live there life One might wonder what would still be left in American society?
    I would like to have the government ban the building of fire places in homes fire is dangerous many acres of land and millions homes are destroyed and countless lives lost each year as a result of fire so to cut down on this potential hazard the government should not allow contractors to build fire places in any more homes. I think the government, should ban all planes commercial and private. Planes crash you know and thousands of people are killed every year because planes crash. I think the government should ban cars as well then there would be no more driving after all,  thousands of people get killed in car accidents every year from now on people will just have to ride a bike or walk everywhere. Public transportation should be banned as well people have been killed by buses and subway trains. Therefore the safest thing to do is just walk everywhere. Make sure your job doesn't require you to travel and  make sure your job is in walking distance. While, I'm at it I think the government should ban your freedom to take any medication on your own, Therefore,  from now one even if you want an aspirin a doctor or a nurse must be the one to give it to you after all people have been known  to misread prescriptions an an accidental over dose is always possible as a result. There fore,  the government should require that doctors or nurses be on call twenty four hours a day and personally give each dose of each medication that everyone in this country needs  to take   everyday.
    Okay, enough you say, this kind of thing is ridiculous I agree in fact living in a society like this would cause much more problems then it would ever solve. Look,  the bottom line is this if you want to live in a free society you have to take some risk nothing in life is totally without risk. Guns, have never been a problem in American society but the irresponsible use of guns by total idiots are a problem in any society. As a free society then, Americans, must ask themselves, are they really  ready to give up all their personal freedoms in the name of safety  and security are Americans truly content to let the government do all of there thinking for them? Well, not I, for I think therefore I am and when the day comes when I am not free to do that for myself that's a society I do not wish to live in I prefer death to government mind control. As always, my friends, these thoughts remain, just, some words, to think on.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Gun Control? Yes, But Done By The People.

    My daughter Cassandra, recently informed me that since the tragedy in Newtown Connecticut, her school now conducts lock down drills. As I understand it,  the children practice where they are to go to hide in the event that some deranged individual somehow gets into the school with a gun.The School,  is in the process of installing security camera's everywhere. There are new parent policies as well if a parent arrives on the school grounds during a time of day when they aren't  expected to be there they must wait for security to let them in and they must prove who they are with proper identification and if they are unable to produce proper identification they are not admitted. As a parent,  I under stand these new polices and procedures but I confess I never thought the day would ever come in America, when children would have to practice lock down drills and memorize special places to hide in there own school in case they ever had to hide from an armed mad mad in an attempt to save their lives.This is certainly not the America, I grew up in.
    President Obama, now takes his argument for stricter gun control directly to the people and he began this campaign of sorts today, in Minneapolis Minnesota. The president will try to convince the American,  people in certain states to put pressure on their senators and congressmen to vote for tighter gun control legislation. The President, has made no secret of his desire to ban military style assault weapons.even though Vice President Biden, said recently that banning such weapons,  will do little to prevent tragedies like the one at Newtown.I do believe in gun control but that control should remain in the hands of the American people not in  the hands of the  government. What's really going on here is quite simple the government , in the name of gun control, is not  trying to control guns at all but the government,  is trying to control the American people who own them and the government's ultimate goal is to regulate every facet of American,  life for by doing this they in affect own the American people so much for personal freedom. The seeds of tyranny, are often planted in the soil of government control in the name security peace and safety.
    There is a familiar saying that says, forewarned, is forearmed. Remember,  government can only take the individual freedoms that we as the American people are willing to surrender to them.The second Amendment  grantees every law abiding American, the right to bear arms. and that is a right that no free American, should be willing to lay down their arms and surrender. As always, my friends, these words remain, just, some words, to think on.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Strive, For Eternal Significance.

    Today all across the nation, friends and family alike,  will gather around the biggest TV they can find and root for their favorite football team to win the Superbowl. I have to confess however, that I couldn't even tell you what teams are playing in the Superbowl.There is no doubt, sports of all kinds,  can teach a lot of good values to the youth of America. The importance of setting and striving with all  careful diligence and patience to achieve a desired goal and then experiencing  the joy and confidence that comes with achieving that  goal is something everyone should experience not just in sports but in all areas of everyday life.
    As a  Christian, my desire,  is to set goals for myself that will have eternal significance. I know that the  days of my human existence are short in fact, compared to God's eternity human existence is but a  moment. Americans love sports and the apostle Paul,  was no stranger to athletic competition. Paul says, in First Corinthians, 9:25 that the crown or awards that Christians, should strive for should  be eternal or incorruptible and he draws a striking contrast between the goals of the   athletes of his day compared to what the goals of a Christian,  should be. Paul compares the human discipline of the athletes of his day to the reason for the need of  discipline in the life of a Christian. The passage reads as follows; "And every man that strives for the mastery, is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown but we an incorruptible."As a Christian, I strive to do the will of God,  in my life,  right now,  for me that means being a good husband to my wife, a good father to my daughter, and a good servant to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, to that end,  I am to seek to use my life to bless the lives of others with the ultimate goal of bringing as many lost souls as I can to the truth of the gospel by being the best example I can be of a believer in both word and deed. It has been said, that the chief purpose of man, is to glorify God. As one who follows Christ, I pray my life will do just that.
    I am fifty two now and I know my days on earth in light of eternity are indeed short. The reason, I write this blog, is to bless the lives of all who may read it. I have the same goal Paul,  had and that was to know what  Paul, knew at the end of his life in Second Timothy, 4:7-8 the passage reads as follows;"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Henceforth, there is laid up for me, a crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous judge shall give me at that day but not to me only but to all who love his appearing." When the days of my all too  short life come to and end, I want to be able to have some incorruptible crowns to cast at the feet of Jesus, and then I pray he will say the words recorded in Matthew,25:21 to me they are as follows; " His lord said, unto him well done, thou good and faithful servant. Thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter thou, into the joy of thy Lord." Now those are words of eternal significance and they will mean more to me as a Christian, then any trophy or award that I could ever win on earth. Strive then, my fellow believers in Christ, to live a life of eternal significance. As always, my friends, these thoughts remain, just, some words, to think on.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Hagel, Looked Haggard And Hasn't Done His Homework.

    Remember,  that feeling of dread you always felt in school,  when you knew you hadn't done your homework? Remember how no matter how hard your prayed that the teacher wouldn't call on you some how the teacher always did,  over and over again almost as if the teacher knew you hadn't done your homework. Guess what? After about the first two questions the teacher did know you hadn't done your homework. The teacher kept calling on you to show you how bad it feels to be called on when you haven't studied  so you could be prepared.Hopefully then you promised yourself,  that you would do your homework from that day forward so that you would never have to feel that awkward and ill equipped, ever again!
    I almost felt sorry for Senator Chuck Hagel,  at his recent Secretary of Defense,  confirmation hearing,  I saw highlights of the hearings on Fox News, ans saw Hagel, get continually hammered over and over again by various Senators,  from both sides of the Isle and though I respect the fact that he is a three time Purple Heart recipient at his confirmation hearings though,  it seems he   received some purple bruises on his ego  to go with them.No matter how much I wanted to believe in Senator Hagel, to me,  he just appeared to be totally unprepared like a kid in school who just hadn't done his homework. I nearly fell out of my chair when he said , he considered Iran, to be a legitimate government.Then he said the President's  administration military position  on Iran, was containment and then after receiving a note from someone at the hearings he tried to clarify his answer by stating he meant to say the President's administration had no position on containment regarding Iran. Finally, Carl Levin,  Senior Senator from Michigan and Chairman of the Senate Committee of Armed services, tried to rescue Senator Hagel, by reminding him that the President's administration had a position on the   containment of Iran, he said simply,  "We are against it." Thus, placing Senator Hagel, in the position, of looking rather stupid.  I know on thing Senator Hagel, was certainly up against it he was lost, looking for answers and he was coming up short.
    My father, always said, a good man,, knows when to admit when he is wrong about something, but when Arizona Senator John McCain,  repeatedly asked Senator Hagel,to say wheather  he was wrong about the outcome on the serge in Iraq,  with a simple  yes or no answer,  Senator Hagel, refused to give him such an answer and this made the Senator,  seem too  proud to admit that he had been wrong about the outcome of the serge in Iraq. A simple, humble I was wrong would have really helped Senator Hagel right about then and this guy needs all the help he can get!I was left with the impression, that Senator Hagel is not prepared to Secretary of Defense. Surely,  the Senate,  would not confirm someone so scatterbrained then again, this is the Obama, administration we're talking about. Oh Yeah, Senator Hagel,  will get confirmed because frankly, he'll fit right in! As always, my friends, these thoughts remain, just, some words, to think on.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Looking For Honesty In Politics? Good Luck!

    I heard on the news lately, that several of the big unions in this country are suddenly upset with President Obama, because many who belong to a union are beginning to find out Obama care, will cost more than they bargained for.It seems one union member just found out he won't be able to keep his current health care plan even though Obama, told him if he liked his current health care plan he'd be able to keep it if he as a union member would just trust Obama,  and back Obama care,  and now that Obama care has become law and is about to go into affect  in 2014 now,  many union worked who believed in Obama,  and helped support Obama care,  are shocked that Obama, lied to them. I mean think about it, a politician that would lie to his supporters just to get something he wanted? Perhaps,  the real question is, are there any other kind of politicians?
    I am constantly amazed that there are still people in this country,  who expect politicians to tell them the truth. Someone  has said, trying to find an honest politician these days is about as hard as looking for a virgin a  brothel.George Washington, once said I can not tell a lie. Today, the only time a politician can not tell a lie, is if their lips can't move and then again, there's  always texting. I'm not suggesting for a moment that anyone tells the absolute truth all the time. I don't know a man alive who will answer this question honesty but try this one guys, "Honey,  does this dress make me look fat?"How bout this one? Honey,  do you think I spend too much money?"Here's a good one." Honey since we've been married, do you ever think of your old girlfriends?"Take it from me guys no matter what the truth may be if your married and you love your wife or at the very least if you value your life, the answer to these three questions, better be NO No and NEVER!!
    I find that most politicians don't really lie it's just that the truth that they tell has  a limited warranty and the warranty on a politicians truth usually last just long enough to get elected or get a spending bill passed of course you have to pass the bill before you can ever know what's really in it you know sort of like Obama, care Oh wait... that's exactly like Obama care! Obama care the affordable care act that more and more people are finding out that nobody can afford including a lot of the unions.I can't say I know many politicians committed to the truth. but I have seen a lot of politicians I thought should be committed  to the nearest mental hospital available The truth is these days, if a politician, tells the truth it was probably an accident! As always, my friends, these thoughts remain, just some words to think on.