Tuesday, May 18, 2010

What does 500, the Obamacare bill, and our Constitution have in common?

Our daughter has been studying George Washington for a research paper she is writing for her English composition course with Seton homestudy. It's been a hard, but very interesting journey for both she and I. As I am very active in the political world and a definite TEAparty participant, we have been learning about the constitution and going further into our founding fathers' historic design for our country.

As we were driving along the other day, she was telling me that the constitution that was written and signed was only 4 pages. "Wow, I said, "and how many pages is the healthcare bill?" She got out her calculator and figured out that the healthcare bill is 500 times bigger than the document that our nation was formed with.


Monday, May 17, 2010

Glenn Beck's Commencement Speech at Liberty University May 15, 2010

Technical Production - Commencement 2009 - Video On Demand - Liberty University

Once again, Glenn is able to bestow his passion and love for our country, our Heavenly Father, and the future of our country upon our next generation.

Thanks, Glenn

Friday, May 14, 2010

Can Conservatives work together?

The Teaparty movement began over a year ago after the present administration took office and began it's hostle take-over. The movement started because Democrats, Republicans, white or black, Christian or Jew, we were tired of the runaway spending, taxation, and bailouts. We were angry about Wallstreet stealing from us, our Congress cheating us, and the president deceiving us time after time.

The "Taxed Enough Already" movement makes complete sense to me and it's effort to make awareness of the troubling situation in our country that has actually been a slow, steady, and creepy process over the years since the 40's.

The Republican party lost it's mission some administrations ago, and presently we have the mess we have due to that lost of focus. At some point, the GOP has woken up, seen it's wayward ways and is reverting to it's conservative values and working hard against a fast moving corrupt current. It's an uphill battle, but one that must be won.

Enter the human condition. It seems that all the people that are conservative want the same thing, smaller government, less taxes, etc., but it's the getting along part that we are having problems with. Everywhere I turn, there are new little groups forming under new names and working out new strategies. In my own county, we have a county chair that has proved to be as polarizing and divisive as anybody could be. We have a new Teaparty group with rules and a leadership team that completely defeats the purpose of what the teaparty movement stands for. There are other clubs that are forming from a schism that is the result of selfishness and ill-will for change and fresh ideas.

Listen, the mission is clear, biblically speaking, Mark 3:23-27,
And after he had called them together, he said to them in parables: How can Satan cast out Satan? 24 And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25 And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. 26 And if Satan be risen up against himself, he is divided, and cannot stand, but hath an end. 27 No man can enter into the house of a strong man and rob him of his goods, unless he first bind the strong man, and then shall he plunder his house.

If we are one concerted effort, putting aside our selves and remaining cool and charitable toward those who share our common goals, we can be the "strong man", but if we continue down this path of division, selfishness and greed, we shall fail. The victims here would be our next generation and the history of this great nation.