Saturday, April 24, 2010

National Day of Prayer: WE NEED IT!!!!!!!!

Washington's farewell Address:

"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity,
religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man
claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars
of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and
citizens... Let it simply be asked, where is the security for property,
for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths
which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice? And let
us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without
religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined
education...reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national
morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."
~George Washington

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Meeting the former speaker

The Former Speaker, Newt Gingrich was very kind in letting my husband take this picture right after Mass in DC at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Ten-Point Teaparty Contract

1. Protect the Constitution: Require each bill to identify the specific provision of the Constitution that gives Congress the power to do what the bill does (82.03 percent).

2. Reject Cap & Trade:Stop costly new regulations that would increase unemployment, raise consumers prices, and weaken the nation's global competitiveness with virtually no impact on global temperatures (72.20 percent).

3. Demand a Balanced Budget: Begin the Constitutional amendment process to require a balanced budget with a two-thirds majority needed for any tax hike. (69.69 percent)

4. Enact Fundamental Tax Reform: Adopt a simple and fair single-rate tax system by scrapping the internal revenue code and replacing it with one that is no longer than 4,543 words -- the length of the original Constitution. (64.90 percent).

5. Restore Fiscal Responsibility & Constitutionally Limited Government in Washington: Create a Blue Ribbon taskforce that engages in a complete audit of federal agencies and programs, assessing their Constitutionality, and identifying duplication, waste, ineffectiveness, and agencies and programs better left for the states or local authorities, or ripe for wholesale reform or elimination due to our efforts to restore limited government consistent with the U.S. Constitution's meaning. (63.37 percent)

6. End Runaway Government Spending: Impose a statutory cap limiting the annual growth in total federal spending to the sum of the inflation rate plus the percentage of population growth. (56.57 percent).

7. Defund, Repeal & Replace Government-run Health Care: Defund, repeal and replace the recently passed government-run health care with a system that actually makes health care and insurance more affordable by enabling a competitive, open, and transparent free-market health care and health insurance system that isn't restricted by state boundaries. (56.39 percent).

8. Pass an 'All-of-the-Above' Energy Policy: Authorize the exploration of proven energy reserves to reduce our dependence on foreign energy sources from unstable countries and reduce regulatory barriers to all other forms of energy creation, lowering prices and creating competition and jobs. (55.51 percent).

9. Stop the Pork: Place a moratorium on all earmarks until the budget is balanced, and then require a 2/3 majority to pass any earmark. (55.47 percent).

10. Stop the Tax Hikes: Permanently repeal all tax hikes, including those to the income, capital gains and death taxes, currently scheduled to begin in 2011. (53.38 percent)."

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Washington vs Odrama

Studying the Constitution this year, we have been learning so much about our founding fathers and their original intent for our country. For one thing, President Washington was not a power-thirsty individual with a narcistic attitude as the present POTUS is.

What I have been learning about Washington:

Washington was a humble man who CARED about the soldiers, slaves, and his family. He was concerned about the soldiers, but knew that fighting for our freedom with all we had was the most important thing any soldier, himself included, could do for future generations of independence.

Odrama is far from humble, there isn't a humble bone in his body. He is a pompous ass who revels in attention, popularity, and power. His narcissitic behavior is distracting and alarming at the same time. He cares for no one, only what he can get and from whom. He is threatened and immature about those who disagree with and acts like a spoiled brat with banter that is childlike.

Washington was wise about many things. His mere presence at the discussions and signing of the Declaration of Independence with little input in the discussions was enough. Others mentioned that he had very little to say in these deliberations, but his mere being there brought order and determination to the process.

Odrama is a very unwise character with no interest in gaining wisdom. At the healthcare discussions he held recently, his mouth ran for more time than either side and when it was brought up, he simply said, "I talked long because, well, I'm the president." This is case in point for my previous statement about his being a pompus ass with narcissitic tendencies.

Washington knew when to stop. At his home at Mt. Vernon, the guide at the end of the house tour pointed to a chair in his study and told us about the decisions that were made by Washington as he sat in this chair. One decision that will be Washington's legacy was to relinquishing his command as a general in the militia. It was time for others to take the helm, he wanted to go back to Mt. Vernon and take care of this family and his farm.

Odrama's decisions have been made in haste, waste, and disgrace. He knows very little about what he is doing and talks incessantly about anything and everything. He has no interest in letting go of the reigns much less listen to the citizens of this good country and follow their wishes. He has no people skills, just knows how to corral them into where he wants them. He manipulates and indocdrinates without a concern for the welfare of the country.

Washington did not strive to make great changes in the country, he strived to see it's progress in leading others as they grew and thrived as a new nation. He never received a penny for his services as president of the United States, he didn't believe that one should be paid for serving their country.

Odrama and his posse have only one plan, completely overhaul the country and control it to that he can get whatever he wants from it. He wants to completely change our country's structure in every way possible without regard to it's origins and intend. Everything is about money and control, so obviously, this president is getting as much money out of this deal as he can...along with his administration. They are tax evaders, cheaters, lobbyists, and corrupt politicians without exception. He meant this to be so, too.

In his speech as he left the presidency, Washington, warned of dangers of partisan struggles, even then it was apparent that political parties can be divisive and destructive to the democracy of our country. He warned us of what is happening now, to deaf ears, I am afraid.

Odrama is only president to the democrat party....period. He has no concern for what we ALL want, he is not listening. He doesn't care.

Washington believed in a divine entity that was present in the forming of this government.

Odrama does not, at all.