The Great Reneger

    A Sunday Sermon

    Recent Virginia Church Sermon –
    This is a great story. Whether Truth or Fiction,who knows? I researched it and could not find the original source but regardless of the original source there is lots of wisdom here. It is supposedly from a predominately Black church somewhere in Virginia sometime early this year. I wish I could meet with this wise pastor and tell him,“Right on Brother! Preach on!” We need more pastors in more pulpits that will tell the truth like he does.
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    “Good morning,brothers and sisters;it’s always a delight to see the pews crowded on Sunday morning,and so eager to get into God’s Word. Turn with me in your Bibles,if you will to the 47th chapter of Genesis,we’ll begin our reading at verse 13,and go through verse 27.

    Brother Ray,would you stand and read that great passage for us?

    ….(reading)…

    Thank you for that fine reading,Brother Ray…So we see that economic hard times fell upon Egypt ,and the people turned to the government of Pharaoh to deal with this for them. And Pharaoh nationalized the grain harvest,and placed the grain in great storehouses that he had built. So the people brought their money to Pharaoh,like a great tax increase,and gave it all to him willingly in return for grain.
    And this went on until their money ran out,and they were hungry again.

    So when they went to Pharaoh after that,they brought their livestock -their cattle,their horses,their sheep,and their donkey –to barter for grain,and verse 17 says that only took them through the end of that year..

    But the famine wasn’t over,was it? So the next year,the people came before Pharaoh and admitted they had nothing left,except their land and their own lives. “There is nothing left in the sight of my lord but our bodies and our land. Why should we die before your eyes,both we and our land? Buy us and our land for food,and we with our land will be servants to Pharaoh.”So they surrendered their homes,their land,and their real estate to Pharaoh’s government,and then sold themselves into slavery to him,in return for grain. What can we learn from this,brothers and sisters?

    That turning to the government instead of to God to be our provider in hard times only leads to slavery? Yes. That the only reason government wants to be our provider is to also become our master?

    Yes. But look how that passage ends,brothers and sisters! Thus Israel settled in the land of Egypt ,in the land of Goshen .. And they gained possessions in it,and were fruitful and multiplied greatly.”God
    provided for His people,just as always has! They didn’t end up giving all their possessions to government,no,it says they gained possessions! But I also tell you a great truth today,and an ominous one. We see the same thing happening today –the government today wants to “share the wealth “once again,to take it from us and redistribute it back to us. It wants to take control of healthcare,just as it has taken control of education,and ration it back to us,and when government rations it,then government decides who gets it,and how much,and what kind. And if we go along with it,and do it willingly,then we will wind up no differently than the people of Egypt did four thousand years ago –as slaves to the government,and as slaves to our leaders.

    What Mr. Obama’s government is doing now is no different from what Pharaoh’s government did then,and it will end the same. And a lot of people like to call Mr. Obama a “Messiah,”don’t they? Is he a Messiah?

    Obama Messiah?

    Obama Messiah?

    A savior? Didn’t the Egyptians say,after Pharaoh made them his slaves,“You have saved our lives;may it please my lord,we will be servants to Pharaoh”?

    Well,I tell you this I know the Messiah;the Messiah is a friend of mine;and Mr. Obama is no Messiah! No,brothers and sisters,if Mr. Obama is a character from the Bible,then he is “Pharaoh”.

    Bow with me in prayer,if you will.
    Lord,You alone are worthy to be served,and we rely on You,and You alone.
    We confess that the government is not our deliverer,and never rightly will be.
    We read in the eighth chapter of 1 Samuel,when Samuel warned the people of what a ruler would do,where it says “And in that day you will cry out because of your king,whom you have chosen for yourselves,but the LORD will not answer you in that day.”And Lord,we acknowledge that day has come. We cry out to you because of the ruler that we have chosen for ourselves as a nation. Lord,we pray for this nation. We pray for revival,and we pray for deliverance from those who would be our masters.

    Give us hearts to seek You and hands to serve You,and protect Your people from the atrocities of Pharaoh’s government.

    In God We Trust…“

    Liar,Liar,Pants on Fire!!

    Wednesday’s Presidential address to a joint session of congress was interrupted by an unusual shout by Rep Joe Wilson of SC. When Obama stated that illegal aliens would not be given coverage under Obamacare,Joe shouted,“You lie!!”The following day,under pressure from the party leadership he called the White House and apologized for his lack of civility. He may have had a slip in civility,but was he correct in his assessment?

    We have been listening to claims and counter claims repeatedly over the summer about what is and what is not part of the healthcare proposals before congress. There have been a lot of “bait and switch”tactics about the various bills,but the only bill currently presented and released by committee is the one crafted in the house. This 1000+ page monstrosity has been accused of containing most every onerous proposal possible by its opponents while the supporters claim none of these things exist in the bill. For example,some say there is no “death panel”in the bill although that has been claimed by numerous opponents. Can both claims be right?

    First the illegal aliens claim. Obama is right in that the bill does have a small provision that states that persons not legally in the US are not authorized care under its provisions. Unfortunately Joe Wilson is more correct that under that bill millions of illegal aliens would receive healthcare under its provisions. How could this be? Well,although the bill specifically excludes the illegals it also specifically denies the right of healthcare providers to check for illegal status or eligibility under the plan.

    Two provisions were proposed by Republicans in the house to require proof of legal residency for care under the bill and both were defeated by the Democrats in pure party line votes. Why,if illegals were not to be eligible for care,would anyone specifically want to deny the right of providers to determine if persons were legally here in this country in order to receive such care?

    Well,the simple answer is that the claims that illegals would not be authorized care is disingenuous at best,and an outright lie at worst. It is obvious that the crafters of this bill intended,1) to allow illegals to receive care under its provisions and 2) to be able to deny that they did so.

    What? Does this mean our Democratic leadership is actually lied to us? Yes Dorthy,politicians do lie from time to time and this tome is full of such distortions that are designed specifically to mislead the American public. Why do you suppose there was such a push to approve it without even reading it back in late July? It is plain and simple. The writers did not want this thing exposed to the “light of day”.

    How about death panels? If illegals will indeed be treated under the bill,do they also exist? Well,yes and no. There is mandatory “end of life counseling”required under the bill,but nothing says anything about denial of treatment for elderly or terminal patients. However,the “footprints in the sands”indicate just such panels will exist.

    Rahm Emanuel,Obama’s chief of staff,has stated as much on occasions. Even more revealing are statements of his brother Dr Ezekiel Emanuel who has been appointed to two key positions:health-policy adviser at the Office of Management and Budget and a member of Federal Council on Comparative Effectiveness Research. According to him in an article in last years “Health Affairs,Feb 27,2008,“Vague promises of savings from cutting waste,enhancing prevention and wellness,installing electronic medical records and improving quality are merely ‘lipstick’cost control,more for show and public relations than for true change.”In other articles he outlined how to control costs by denying treatment to the elderly infirm and the very young,both of whom are not of the same value to society as youthful basically healthy adults. Since Obama has promised to control the cost,and these are the persons he has employed to show him how to do so,what do you think? Yes Dorothy,right again.

    Then Obama wants you to believe that he will not cut care to the elderly,and he will find enough savings from eliminating abuse in current Medicare and Medicaid to pay for it. And are we to believe the tooth fairy and the easter bunny are going to pop up and give you a check for a zillion dollars too?

    If the federal government can find the aproximately 20% of waste and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid why haven’t they already done so? If he is not planning to cut care to the elderly why is he citing to remove 500 Billion from those two programs to fund Obamacare?

    The federal government came up with Social Security back in the 30s and promised it would never be the monster that it has become. It is currently bankrupt and has had to be rescued by additional taxes repeatedly. Same for Medicare and Medicaid,and the good old U.S. Post Office as well. The truth is that government has no profit motive and is thus inept at doing anything in a fiscally effective manner. After all,when they overspend they can simply raise taxes or borrow money that they have no intent on ever repaying.

    Government has no money to do anything for anyone that they do not first steal from someone else through taxation or deficit spending. Why would an alert American public want to turn over one seventh of our economy to them? Answer. We wouldn’t,that’s why they hid it in a 1000+ page monster bill and pressed the congress to pass it without reading it. John Conyers,chairman of the House Judiciary Committee,even ridiculed anyone advocating they “Read the bill!”saying it would take “two days and two lawyers”to do so.

    Keep firmly in mind what the people that push this bill are doing. They are playing the American public for fools and trying to push what they know is an abomination (or perhaps Obamination?) on us. Why do you think Obama is pushing for immediate action on something that will not take place until 2013,conveniently right after his reelection campaign?

    There is no emergency requiring fast action to buy a product produced by proven snake oil salesmen America. The fact that they are trying to push this off on us is reason enough to remove them from office at the first opportunity. Thank you Joe Wilson for having the guts to recognize a shell game for what it is and call,“Liar,Liar,Pants on Fire!

    A Letter to President Obama

    August 12,2009
    Mr. Barack Hussein Obama
    The White House
    1600 Pennsylvania Avenue,NW
    Washington,DC 20500

    Dear Mr. Obama,

    The news of late regarding your push to have citizens report directly to the White House anything they see as “fishy”regarding what is being said about you and your healthcare bill is extremely disturbing. However,this is only the latest of the outrages we have seen coming out of your administration in the short time you have been in office.

    For a presidential candidate who promised a better life for all Americans,to bring the races and all Americans together,to do what is “fair”,and to have a transparent administration,you thus far appear to have gone entirely in the opposite direction on all these promises. You can’t promise a better life for all Americans by raising taxes,spending us into bankruptcy,silencing dissenters,over-taxing,over-regulating,and penalizing the very businesses that create jobs,or nationalizing our banks,corporations,and healthcare –this is socialism,sir. You cannot bring people together by pitting citizens and groups of citizens against one another and encouraging neighbors to inform on each other. This smacks of Nazism and Communism. You can’t promote fairness by muzzling those who disagree with you,or giving one class of citizens priority over another as in your healthcare bill. You cannot have a transparent administration by stifling opposing views on the healthcare bill,trying to rush it through before all viewpoints are heard and discussed in an open forum,or labeling those who dare question its provisions as organized right wing mobs and refusing to clearly address their legitimate concerns. This shows me the truly sinister nature of your approach to “governing”. It is ill-suited for a constitutional democracy such as ours,sir. I dread the day you find a way to marginalize or suspend our Constitution in its entirety,as it seems to be a constant impediment to you and your ilk quickly implementing your socialist agenda before we even know what has hit us.

    In case you are wondering where I am coming from,I will tell you that I generally vote for Republican candidates but have voted democratic in the past. However,I see the current crop of Republicans as being less and less supportive of my views,including former President George W. Bush. However,and more ominous,I see the current crop of Democratic “leaders”,including yourself,as far less responsible,and substantially less supportive of historic American values than they were as recently as 50 years ago. Most Democrats have been totally hijacked by the extreme radical left within our society and can be considered for all intents and purposes as socialists. I am,by contrast,a principled conservative in the mold of Ronald Reagan. What I believe is as follows and you can judge any “threat”I may pose to this country accordingly.

    As a conservative,I firmly and,without apology,proudly believe the following:

    1) That,in general,the best government is one that governs the least,i.e.,that big government means less freedom for everyone. Excessive governmental control is bad for America and Americans.

    2) That individual freedoms are God given,not man given

    3) That most Americans are inherently competent and should therefore be responsible,and held accountable,for their own actions and choices in life.

    4) That government and political corruption and crime,like all other crime,must be exposed and punished regardless of who the perpetrator is.

    5) That the rule of law is supreme and that no one,not even the President,is above the law. We have seen far too much of lawlessness and corruption in our political leaders and a reluctance by them to accept the blame for their own failings and misdeeds. Their first instinct,like that of a child,is to blame someone else. This bad example being set for future generations is appalling.

    6) That the Constitution of the United States should be the basis of all law and not subject to being rewritten by judicial decree. Conservatives believe in a strict interpretation of the Constitution and zealously support and protect it and all its amendments. For example,I will not own a gun,but I support the 2nd Amendment which grants that right to those who choose to do so. I believe the Constitution does NOT grant the right to abortion on demand,although at one time I was pro-choice. I now realize this was a prime example of judges changing the intent and scope of the U.S. Constitution by judicial decree to suit their own agenda,and this is a very dangerous precedent. Also,the issue of abortion,along with many others,should be handled on the state level in accordance with the U.S. Constitution.

    7) That our system of government and democracy itself were established under Judeo-Christian religious principles that acknowledge the existence of God and that are crucial to our continuing success as a free nation. Liberals and socialists have tried countless times to disavow such a heritage and to implement a secular society.

    8) That God and religion should be allowed into our lives,not systematically and totally removed from our society based on the extremist views of the anti-God or anti-Christian minority.

    9) That parents should make the decisions regarding the raising and educating of their children,NOT the government. Liberal or socialist views,such as yours,as a goal for America’s school children and the way we should all lead our lives would be a disaster in a free society. The programming of children to believe in a government sponsored political ideology brings back the specter of the Nazi youth and their irrational,blind allegiance to a brutal,murderous,and Godless tyrant. This approach has no business being used in any American school system with impressionable school children. People need to be free to make up their own minds on the issues and not to be unduly influenced,coerced,or bullied by those with politically motivated agendas. We must keep the ACLU out of our schools and out of our lives.

    10) That traditional moral and family values are important to the success of a free society and need to be protected and preserved,not mocked and suppressed.

    11) In free market principles with minimal government interference,control,and regulation. Wealth is created in the private sector,not by government. Far too often government interference and over-control limits job creation and prosperity. Only in a socialist or communist state is individual achievement,success,and prosperity to be condemned and penalized. Spreading the wealth,as you propose,is a socialist concept which inhibits economic growth and promotes individual dependency on others.

    12) In the sanctity and value of innocent human life. All human beings should be considered of equal value and deserving of life regardless of their sex,age,race,religious beliefs,national origin,state of health or mental capacity,or political beliefs. We are all God’s children.

    13) In peace based on strength,not appeasement,i.e.,we must have a strong national defense based on a strong,well equipped,and well trained military coupled with a defensive ABM shield,if technically feasible. War is never desirable but reality and common sense should tell any reasonable person that sometimes it is necessary to preserve our freedom and way of life. We should never give in to tyrants and terrorists. This approach has kept us free for over 230 years,so why change it?

    14) That problems and societal ills are best resolved by the people in the private community and not by government. Government involvement is overly expensive,grossly inefficient,and far too often subject to corrupting political influences. This is undeniable reality.

    15) That our economy is best served when money and resources are invested,controlled,and spent by individuals and businesses in the private sector,and not by the government through bailouts,excessive taxation,burdensome regulations,or other controls.

    16) That we must maintain our national sovereignty and suppress all efforts by those entities,such as the UN,which would impose international regulations,standards,laws,taxes,etc.,on the American people in contravention of our Constitution and representative system of government.

    17) We believe in patriotism and love of our country with an appreciation of the sacrifices of our founding fathers and our fighting military and other heroes to ensure our freedoms. We honor such people –not degrade them or label them as radicals or potential terrorists. Conservatives consider it an honor to be an American and will defend our country and way of life at all costs,and without apology or deference to anyone.

    18) Conservatives are against discrimination of any kind,whether it be based on race,sex,religion. national origin,age,condition of ones health or mental capacity,or political beliefs. Every citizen of this great country has the Constitutional God-given right to free speech and to practice their religion anytime and anywhere they choose regardless of who it may “offend”. No one shall be silenced,persecuted,threatened,or inhibited in any way solely because of their beliefs. The so-called “hate crimes”law is an attempt at thought control and would result in some crimes that could be charged only against one class of people and not another. This is a clear violation of equal protection under the law. It is a typical over-reaction to previous inequities,but rather than resolve any inequities,it creates others.

    Mr. Obama,you may not agree with most of my beliefs. However,sir,you have no right –in this country –to inhibit in any way my exercising my freedom to speak out and to disagree with you. It is free political discourse that is specifically protected by the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Such is the beauty of our country and political system. But as a Constitutional scholar yourself,you sir should know this. There is nothing sinister,radical,dangerous,or extremist about our beliefs. On the contrary,sir,you and those that support your agenda for “change”,as we have seen it so far,constitute a far greater threat to America and to the freedoms all Americans cherish. It is unbelievable that you are so completely out of touch with the vast majority of the American people that you have deceived yourself into thinking that they really want or need all this socialist nonsense forcefully crammed down their throats. However,it does seem that you and your socialist supporters are trying very hard to hide the truth by suppressing any and all discussion,particularly on the healthcare fiasco. I must therefore resist you and your agenda in every legal way possible.

    While you may think the above beliefs and my comments make me a “right wing extremist”or a “potential terrorist”that bears watching,in my mind,such beliefs indicate a patriot and one who respects the concept of freedom as a unique and rare blessing to be preserved at all costs. I promise you that I will never commit violence in order to support my beliefs,however,that does not mean that I will not strongly resist others attempting to use violence or other illegal means to suppress my freedoms. Unlike you,sir,I respect the viewpoints of others,even if they oppose mine. I also promise,sir,to do everything legal that is within my power to see that you and your fellow socialists are voted out of office. This is the American way. Unlike you,sir,we will not resort to misinformation,threats,suppression,intimidation,bullying,or surveillance in responding to those with whom we disagree. The truth is the best weapon available to freedom loving people and it will ultimately prevail.

    I question your motives Mr. Obama on wanting to be the “leader”of this wonderful country,a country that has withstood the test of time as a democracy. I say this because it seems to me that your primary goal so far has been attempting to destroy everything that has made America the destination of choice for the oppressed and the envy of the free world. Fortunately,two hundred million other Americans,the so-called silent majority,largely agree with me and are now starting to speak up. Although you may try,you cannot silence all of us,or put us all under surveillance or in jail. Free people are not going to give up their freedoms and rights so easily.

    You may have noticed that I have not addressed you with the title that customarily accompanies the person who is the primary occupant of the White House. Unlike me and the huge majority of other Americans that are proud to be born in America,I do not believe you are a natural born American citizen according to the Constitution,and therefore are not qualified for the office you are holding. It appears that you have perpetrated,and have so far gotten away with,the biggest hoax ever carried out in the history of our country. I believe this because of your blatant refusal to provide proper proof of your birth,assuming it is available. Why would you not provide it and end the controversy and doubt? Either you have no such proof or you are so arrogant and filled with the idea of your own self importance that you think you are above the law and do not need to comply with it. Either way sir,in my opinion,you are not entitled to the office you hold and therefore not entitled to the respect that normally goes with it.

    In accordance with your directive and request,I have reported myself directly to you as,according to your description,a “right wing extremist”. I have fully elaborated on my “fishy”viewpoints and have hidden nothing. This letter is necessarily long and detailed so as to avoid any misunderstanding by you. I am proud to have the conservative viewpoints I have described above and to be whatever you think that makes me. I will apologize to no one for my conservative views and beliefs –and I will never disavow them.

    Sincerely,

    Gerald R. Vanderbilt,American
    Home:512-502-8667
    E-mail:GRVAustin@cs.com

    CC:U.S. Senator John Cornyn
    U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison
    U.S. Representative Lamar Smith

    Bush Bashers Stand Up and Be Counted!

    The blatant hypocrisy of the US news media and a huge number of members of the American public in recent years is truly unbelievable. Over the past eight years there have been numerous examples of “Bush bashing”that have been extreme by any rational calculations. George W Bush is not my personal favorite president of a lifetime,but the extremes I see are truly hard to understand. How can you reconcile the vile venom that has been spewed on the last president with the fawning treatment of the current one?

    You Obama supporters,be honest now. Read the following and tell me how you would have reacted:

    If George W. Bush had made a joke at the expense of the Special Olympics,would you have approved?

    If George W. Bush had bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia,would you have approved?

    If George W. Bush had visited Austria and made reference to the non-existent “Austrian language,”would you have brushed it off as a minor slip?

    If George W. Bush had filled his cabinet and circle of advisers with people who cannot seem to keep current on their income taxes,would you have approved?

    If George W. Bush had been so Spanish illiterate as to refer to Cinco de Cuatro in front of the Mexican ambassador when it was the fourth of May (Cuatro de Mayo),and continued to flub it when he tried again,would you have winced in embarrassment?

    If George W. Bush had miss-spelled the word “advice”would you have hammered him for it for years like Dan Quayle and potatoe as proof of what a dunce he is?

    If George W. Bush had burned 9,000 gallons of jet fuel to go plant a single tree on Earth Day,would you have concluded he is a hypocrite?

    If George W. Bush administration had okayed Air Force One flying low over millions of people followed by a jet fighter in downtown Manhattan causing widespread panic,would you have wondered whether they actually get what happened on 9-11?

    If George W. Bush had been the first President to need to have a teleprompter installed to be able to get through a press conference,would you have laughed and said this is more proof of how inept he is on his own and is really controlled by smarter men behind the scenes?

    If George W. Bush had given Gordon Brown a set of inexpensive and incorrectly formatted DVDs,when Gordon Brown had given him a thoughtful and historically significant gift,would you have approved?

    If George W. Bush had given the Queen of England an iPod containing videos of his speeches,would you have thought this embarrassingly narcissistic and tacky?

    If George W. Bush had failed to send relief aid to flood victims throughout the Midwest with more people killed or made homeless than in New Orleans ,would you want it made into a major ongoing political issue with claims of racism and incompetence?

    If George W. Bush had ordered the firing of the CEO of a major corporation,even though he had no constitutional authority to do so,would you have approved?

    If George W. Bush had proposed to double the national debt,which had taken more than two centuries to accumulate,in one year,would you have approved?

    If George W. Bush had the proposed to double the debt again 10 times within years,would you have approved?

    If George W. Bush had reduced your retirement plan’s holdings of GM stock by 90% and given the unions a majority stake in GM,would you have approved?

    If George W. Bush had spent hundreds of thousands of your tax dollars to take Laura Bush to a play in NYC,would you have approved?

    If George W. Bush had attempted a government takeover to replace the American Health Care system with one that is failing everywhere in the world where it is in use would you have approved?

    If in doing the above if George W. Bush had stared directly into the TV camera and said to the American public,“If you like your doctor,you can keep him,and if you like your current health care plan you can keep it”while telling his supporters that this was only a preliminary step to eliminating all non-governmental health plans would you have said he was a liar? Would you have approved?

    If George W. Bush had created as many as three dozen “Czars”with undisclosed authority,no congressional oversight and no accountability,a policy which was criticized by his own party as being unconstitutional. Would you have approved?

    If George W. Bush had requested Americans to “rat on”their neighbors who forwarded e-mails critical of the administration,a policy reminiscent of totalitarian regimes of the past. Would you have approved?

    So,tell me again,what is it about Obama that makes him so brilliant and impressive? Can’t think of anything? Don’t worry. He’s done all the above and more in just 5 months —so be patient you’ve still got three years and seven months to come up with an answer!

    Honduras,Thugs or Patriots

    A little over a week ago Honduran soldiers arrested President Manuel Zelaya during the night,took him in his pajamas and placed him on a plane for Costa Rica. They apparently did this under orders from the Honduran Supreme Court and with the approval of the Honduran Congress. Now the great world bastions of democracy,the UN,the OAS,as well as Hugo Chavez,the Castro brothers and Barack Obama are clamoring for his reinstatement! Since when has any of this bunch shown any great love for the democratic process or the rights of a free people to protect their constitutional rights?

    What right has the UN,the OAS (Organization of American States),or any other nation have to attempt to dictate what is done under the laws of another sovereign nation? This was no coup. This was an arrest and expulsion of a dictatorial leader that had violated numerous Honduran laws. The only problem was they chose to execute it quietly by exiling him rather than incarcerating him with all the fanfare and potential riots from the leftist “Acorns”of Honduras. They chose to quietly remove him,replacing him with the person the law indicated was the second in order,just as our government would do if our president were deceased,incapacitated,or imprisoned for any reason.

    Zelaya had been charged with some 18 criminal acts including treason. He had defied the Honduran Supreme court and refused to recognize the law making authority of the Honduras’Congress. He had refused to implement more than 80 laws approved by Congress since taking office in 2006. Zelaya also refused to comply with a Supreme Court ruling against his planned referendum on whether to hold an assembly to consider changing a constitutional provision that was specifically not allowed under the constitution itself. In other words this guy had placed himself above the law and established himself as a dictator in the same style of the Castros and Hugo Chavez.

    To date no countries have recognized the new government and they have been ousted from the OAS. This probably has a lot to do with the objection of the US. Obama has jumped in and deplored the action of Honduras demanding that Zelaya be reinstated. Why would an American president have the gall to say on one hand that the US does not want to meddle in the private affairs of other nations and then on the other hand demand that Honduras restore a leftist dictator that has been ousted for violation of their Constitution and his oath of office? Well,perhaps the key is in the word “leftist”in which Obama found a kindred spirit. After all,if one country could oust a president for violating the constitution he was sworn to protect,perhaps another could do the same?

    Apparently Zelaya was elected by campaigning as a center-right candidate. He then moved into the dictatorial pattern of Chavez ignoring the laws and defying the Congress and Supreme Court. The final straw was when he attempted to strong arm his way into an illegal additional term by changing the constitution through an illegal election. In Honduras a provision was written into the constitution to prevent dictatorial “presidents for life”as had happened a number of times in the past in Latin America. This provision was one of several that are considered “inviolate”and are not subject to amendments. According to their constitution these provisions can only be changed by a rewrite of the entire document. According to Pat Buchanan,Chavez even provided the ballots for Zelaya to use to accomplish the illegal election.

    We should congratulate the people of Honduras for protecting their constitutional form of government,even though done perhaps with a bit less aplomb than we would have preferred. The people of Honduras have not accomplished a coup,but have enforced their laws,without bloodshed and have removed crooked leader before he could destroy their form of government. For that they should be congratulated,not ostracized.

    Obama and Hillary Clinton have no business meddling in the private affairs of a friend and neighbor who are implementing their laws in the best way they can to protect their liberties without creating dangerous riots and violence in their streets.

    And it came to pass . . .

    (Author unknown)

    And it came to pass in the Age of Insanity that the people of the land called America ,having lost their morals,their work initiative,and their will to defend their liberties,chose as their Supreme Leader that person known as “The One”. He emerged from the vapors with a message that had no meaning;but He hypnotized the people telling them,“I am sent to save you. My lack of experience,my questionable ethics,my monstrous ego,and my association with evil doers are of no consequence. For I shall save you with Hope and Change. Go,therefore,and proclaim throughout the land that he who preceded me is evil,that he has defiled the nation,and that all he has built must be destroyed.”

    And the people rejoiced,for even though they knew not what “The One”would do,he had promised that he would bring change,and they proclaimed “Yes We Can”.

    And “The One”said “We live in the greatest country in the world. Help me change everything about it!”

    And the people said,“Hallelujah!!  Change is good!”

    Then He said,“We are going to tax the rich fat-cats,”—- And the people said “Sock it to them!”“—- and “Redistribute their wealth.”

    And then He said,“Redistribution of wealth is good for everybody”

    And the people said,“Show us the money!”

    And Joe the plumber asked,“Are you kidding me? You’re going to steal my money and give it to the deadbeats??”

    And “The One”ridiculed and taunted him,and Joe’s personal records were hacked,publicized,and ridiculed;though no crime could be found.

    One lone reporter asked,“That shouldn’t be,isn’t that Marxist policy?”

    And she was banished from the kingdom!

    Then a citizen asked,“With no foreign relations experience and having zero military experience or knowledge,how will you deal with radical terrorists?”

    And “The One”said,“Simple. I shall sit with them and talk kindly to them and show them how nice we really are;and they will forget that they ever wanted to kill us all!”

    And the people said,“Hallelujah!!  We are safe at last,and we can beat our weapons into free cars for the people!”

    Then “The One”said,“I shall give 95% of you lower taxes.”

    And one,lone voice said,“But 40% of us don’t pay ANY taxes.”

    So “The One”said,“Then I shall give you some of the taxes the fat-cats pay!”

    And the people said,“Hallelujah!! Show us the money!”

    Then “The One”said,“I shall tax your Capital Gains when you sell your homes!”

    And the people yawned and the already slumping housing market fully collapsed.

    And He said,“I shall mandate employer-funded health care for EVERY worker and raise the minimum wage,and lower the white collar wage.  And I shall also give every person unlimited healthcare and medicine and even transportation to the free clinics.”

    And the people said,“Give me some of that!”

    Then he said,“I shall penalize employers who ship jobs overseas.”

    And the people said,“Where’s my rebate check?”

    Then “The One”said,“I shall bankrupt the coal industry,and perhaps even the oil industry (Cap &Trade/Carbon Tax) and though electricity rates will skyrocket,we shall soon build wind farms and solar power stations and drive green cars that I shall mandate in Detroit!”

    And the people said,“Coal is dirty,coal is evil,no more coal!  But we don’t care for that part about higher electric rates.”

    So “The One”said,“Not to worry. If your rebate ($10/week) isn’t enough to cover your extra expenses ($3,000/year),we shall bail you out. Just sign up with ACORN and your troubles are over!”  “Only the fat cats will have to pay.”

    Then He said,“Illegal immigrants feel scorned and slighted. Let’s grant them amnesty,Social Security,free education,free lunches,free medical care,bi-lingual signs and guaranteed housing…”

    And the people said,“Hallelujah!!”And they made him King!

    And so it came to pass that employers,facing spiraling costs and ever-higher taxes,raised their prices and laid off workers;though they sold much less of their products.   Others simply gave up and went out of business,and the economy sank like unto a rock dropped from a cliff.  The banking industry was destroyed.  Manufacturing slowed to a crawl. And more of the people were without a means of support.

    So “The One”again blamed the prior administration,extended unemployment benefits to a year,bailed out his favorite banks,and then took over the banks and auto industries.  “The One”said,“I am the “The One”–The Messiah –and I’m here to save you!  We shall just print more money so the government will have enough!” “Surely one trillion dollars will make everyone happy.”  And immediately the Fed complied and the money presses roared.

    And China reconsidered their one trillion dollars of loans to the US ,,and threatened to call in their debts. Other foreign trading partners said unto “The One”,“Wait a minute. Your dollar is not worth a pile of camel dung!  You will have to pay more.. for everything.. as your dollar becomes worth less.”

    And the people said,“Wait a minute.. That is unfair!!”

    And the world said,“Neither are these other idiotic programs you have embraced.  Lo,you have become a Socialist state and a second-rate power. What factories are not owned by your government are owned by us.  Now you shall play by our rules!”

    And “The One”said “Americans are arrogant,divisive,and derisive!”   “We will listen.”

    And the people cried out,“Alas,alas!! What have we done?”

    But yea verily,it was too late. The people eventually set upon “The One”and spat upon him and stoned him,and his name was dung. But the once mighty nation was no more;and the once proud people were without sustenance or shelter or hope. And the Change that “The One”had given them was as like unto a poison that had destroyed them from within,and like a whirlwind that consumed all that they had built.

    And the people beat their chests in despair and cried out in anguish,“Give us back our nation and our pride and our hope!!”

    But it was too late,and the once-glorious “Home of the Brave and Land of the Free”was no more..

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    You may think this is a fairy tale,but it’s not.  It’s happening RIGHT NOW,  Already everything down to the last couple of lines

    I Have Been Told to Unite behind Obama

    Before anyone comes to the wrong conclusion,I did not write this article.  I certainly wish I had because it expresses my thoughts better than I could do myself.  It was from an e-mail that has been widely quoted and that I have seen first posted in late Nov ’08.  I suspect that a lot of others feel the same way so I have reprinted it here.

    My thanks for it go to the author:Larry Sparks of Hoover Alabama.
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    I have repeatedly been told by many elected officials,both Democrats and Republicans,to unite behind Obama.  Well,I want to make it clear to all who will listen that I AM NOT uniting behind Obama!

    I will respect the Office which he holds,and I will acknowledge his abilities as an orator and wordsmith and pray for him,BUT that is it.  I have begun today to see what I can do to make sure that he is a one-term President!

    Why am I doing this?

    * It is because I do not share Obama’s vision for America;
    * I do not share his Abortion beliefs;
    * I do not share his radical Marxist’s concept of re-distributing wealth;
    * I do not share his stated views on raising taxes on those who make $150,000+ (the ceiling has been changed three times since August);
    * I do not share his view that the military should be reduced by 25%;
    * I do not share his views on homosexuality and his definition of marriage;
    * I do not share his spiritual beliefs (at least the ones he has made public);
    * I do not share his beliefs on how to re-work the healthcare system in America;
    * I do not share his Strategic views of the Middle East,and certainly do not share his plan to sit down with terrorist regimes such as Iran.

    Bottom line,my America is vastly different from Obama’s,and I have a higher obligation to my Country and my God to do what is Right!

    For eight (8) years,the Liberals in our Society,led by numerous entertainers who would have no platform and no real credibility but for their celebrity status,have attacked President Bush ,his family,and his spiritual beliefs!

    They have not moved toward the center in their beliefs and their philosophies,they never came together nor compromised their personal beliefs for the betterment of our Country,but they always expect us to leave our beliefs behind or we are called intolerant,or racist!

    They have portrayed my America as a land where everything is tolerated except being Christian or Conservative.

    They have been a vocal and irreverent minority for years;they have mocked and attacked the very core values so important to the founding and growth  of our Country!

    They have made every effort to remove the name of God or Jesus Christ from our Society!

    They have challenged capital punishment,the right to bear firearms,and the most basic principles of our criminal code;they have attacked one of the most fundamental of all Freedoms,the right of free speech!

    They are willing to give away our beautiful free country to illegals;people who enter this country illegally and then expect the overburdened taxpayers to support them or better yet,give them our Social Security benefits without complaining.   Now,news has leaked that the illegals will be counted in the 2010 census.  Another way for Obama and the Democrats to steal elections.
    Enough!   Unite behind Obama?  Never!

    I am sure many of you who read this think that I am going overboard,but I refuse to retreat one more inch in favor of those whom I believe are the embodiment of Evil!

    PRESIDENT BUSH made many mistakes during his Presidency,and I am not sure how history will judge him.   However,I believe that he weighed his decisions in light of the long established Judeo-Christian principles of our Founding Fathers!!!

    Majority rules in America ,and I will honor the concept;however,I will fight with all of my power to be a voice in opposition to Obama and “his goals for America .”

    I am going to be a thorn in the side of those who,if left unchecked,will destroy our Country!!  Any more compromise is more defeat!

    I pray that the results of this election will wake up many who have sat on the sidelines and allowed the Socialist-Marxist anti-God crowd to slowly change so much of what has been good in America!

    “Error of Opinion may be tolerated where Reason is left free to combat it.” (Thomas Jefferson)

    God bless you and God bless our Country!!!

    Larry Sparks
    Hoover,Alabama

    Something is Happening

    by Pam Geller See her other postings on her blog,“Atlas Shrugs”

    I am a student of history. Professionally,I have written 15 books in six languages,and have studied history all my life. I think there is something monumentally large afoot,and I do not believe it is just a banking crisis,or a mortgage crisis,or a credit crisis. Yes,these exist but they are merely single facets on a very large gemstone that is only now coming into a sharper focus.

    Something of historic proportions is happening. I can sense it because I know how it feels,smells,what it looks like,and how people react to it. Yes,a perfect storm may be brewing,but there is something happening within our country that has been evolving for about 10 –15 years. The pace has dramatically quickened in the past two.

    We have spent two or more decades intentionally de-industrializing our economy. Why?

    We have intentionally dumbed down our schools,ignored our history,and no longer teach our founding documents,why we are exceptional,and why we are worth preserving. Students by and large cannot write,think critically,read,or articulate. Parents are not revolting,teachers are not picketing,school boards continue to back mediocrity. Why?

    We have now established the precedent of protesting every close election (now violently in California over a proposition that is so controversial that it wants marriage to remain between one man and one woman. Did you ever think such a thing possible just a decade ago?). We have corrupted our sacred political process by allowing unelected judges to write laws that radically change our way of life,and then mainstream Marxist groups like ACORN and others to turn our voting system into a banana republic. To what purpose?

    Now our mortgage industry is collapsing,housing prices are in free fall,major industries are failing,our banking system is on the verge of collapse,Social Security is nearly bankrupt,as is Medicare and our entire government. Our education system is worse than a joke (I teach college and know precisely what I am talking about.) The list is staggering in its length,breadth,and depth. It is potentially 1929 x 10. And we are at war with an enemy we cannot name for fear of offending people of the same religion who cannot wait to slit the throats of your children if they have the opportunity to do so.

    And now we have elected a man no one knows anything about,who has never run so much as a Dairy Queen,let alone a town as big as Wasilla ,  Alaska.  All of his associations and alliances are with real radicals in their chosen fields of employment,and everything we learn about him,drip by drip,is unsettling if not d ownright scary (Surely you have heard him speak about his idea to create and fund a mandatory civilian defense force stronger than our military for use inside our borders? No? Oh,of course.  The media would never play that for you over and over and then demand he answer it. Sarah Palin’s pregnant daughter and $150,000 wardrobe is more important.)

    I have never been so afraid for my country and for my children as I am now. This man campaigned on bringing people together,something he has never,ever done in his professional life. In my assessment,Obama will divide us along philosophical lines,push us apart,and then try to realign the pieces into a new and different power structure. Change is indeed coming. And when it comes,you will never see the same nation again.

    I thought I would never be able to experience what the ordinary,moral German felt in the mid-1930s. In those times,the savior was a former smooth-talking rabble-rouser from the streets,about whom the average German knew next to nothing. What they did know was that he was associated with groups that shouted,shoved,and pushed around people with whom they disagreed;he edged his way onto the political stage through great oratory and promises. Economic times were tough,people were losing jobs,and he was a great speaker. And he smiled and waved a lot. And people,even newspapers,were afraid to speak out for fear that his “brown shirts”would bully them into submission.

    And then he was duly elected to office,with a full-throttled economic crisis at hand [the Great Depression]. Slowly but surely he seized the controls of government power,department by department,person by person,bureaucracy by bureaucracy. The kids joined a Youth Movement in his name,where they were taught what to think. How did he get the people on his side? He did it promising jobs to the jobless,money to the moneyless,and goodies for the military-industrial complex. He did it by indoctrinating the children,advocating gun control,health care for all,better wages,better jobs,and promising to re-instill pride once again in the country,across Europe ,and across the world.

    He did it with a compliant media –Did you know that? And he did this all in the name of justice and .. . .. change. And the people surely got what they voted for. (Look it up if you think I am exaggerating.) Read your history books. Many people objected in 1933 and were shouted down,called names,laughed at,and made fun of. When Winston Churchill pointed out the obvious in the late 1930s while seated in the House of Lords in England (he was not yet Prime Minister),he was booed into his seat and called a crazy troublemaker. He was right,though ..

    Don’t forget that Germany was the most educated,cultured country in Europe . It was full of music,art,museums,hospitals,laboratories,and universities. And in less than six years –a shorter time span than just two terms of the U. S. presidency –it was rounding up its own citizens,killing others,abrogating its laws,turning children against parents,and neighbors against neighbors. All with the best of intentions,of course.  The road to Hell is paved with them.

    About the author via Google…

    Pamela “Atlas”Geller began her publishing career at The New York Daily News and subsequently took over operation of The New York Observer as Associate Publisher. She left The Observer after the birth of her fourth child but remained involved in various projects including American Associates,Ben Gurion University and being Senior Vice-President Strategic Planning and Performance Evaluation at The Brandeis School

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