Friday, October 17, 2008

Returning to Our Roots

Much has been opined about my profile and the statement that I wish to return Southern Indiana and this nation to the principles that made her the greatest on earth. What are those roots? Liberals will have you believe that our roots have nothing to do with religion, the Bible, Jesus, the Gospels or anything remotely pertaining to the subject. I find it peculiar that these students of history choose to overlook the faith that out forefathers put into the Almighty. They overlook that one of their favorite institutions, Harvard, was founded as a Christian College. 106 out of the first 108 institutions of higher learning in America were Christian based. One of the requirements for entering Harvard was knowledge of Latin and Greek so students could study the Bible. It's right there in the original handbook. 'Let every student be plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider well, the main end of his life and studies is, to know God and Jesus Christ, which is eternal life, John 17:3; and therefore to lay Jesus Christ as the only foundation of all sound knowledge and learning. And seeing the Lord only giveth wisdom, let everyone seriously set himself by prayer in secret to seek it of him (Proverbs 2:3).' In the first 100 years, half of the graduates from Harvard were pastors.

Our forefathers signed the Declaration of Independence and quickly voted to import 20,000 Bibles for the citizens to use. Patrick Henry is best noted for his quote "Give me liberty or give me death." Take that quote in its full context and you get something quite different. 'An appeal to arms and the God of hosts is all that is left us. But we shall not fight our battle alone. There is a just God that presides over the destinies of nations. The battle sir, is not of the strong alone. Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death.' You won't find that in the history books at your local school today. He went on to say in the following year of 1776, 'It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religion, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For that reason alone, people of other faiths have been afforded freedom of worship here.'

In George Washington's farewell address in 1796 he stated, 'It is impossible to govern the world without God and the Bible. Of all the dispositions and habits that lead to political prosperity, our religion and morality are the indispensable supporters. Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that our national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.' This from the father of our country.

Of course, as progressives will note, we have grown as a country. We have had several Supreme Court decisions that have "advanced" us as a society. The first was in 1947, when this prayer was removed. 'Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence on Thee. We beg Thy blessings upon us and our parents and our teachers and our country. Amen.' Then in 1963, the Supreme Court banished the Bible from public schools. Part of the summary for the majority was this. 'If portions of the New Testament were read without explanation, they could and have been psychologically harmful to children.' Really? In 1965, the Court again took more rights when they denied a student from praying aloud over his food at lunch time. Now they were on a roll. In 1980, the 10 commandments were removed from school because students might actually "read them." James Madison, the man credited with writing the bulk of the Constitution, had a different view. 'We have staked the whole future of our new nation, not upon the power of government; far from it. We have staked the future of all our political constitutions upon the capacity of each of ourselves to govern ourselves according to the moral principles of the Ten Commandments.' Just don't read them.

I am not advocating making every public school in America a theist institution. We have private schools for that. I do however support vouchers for parents so that they can make the decision on which school their child attends, public or private. I do condone a return to the principles on which this country was founded and which made her great. That doesn't mean you have to be a Christian or religious person, but you do have to be honest, work hard and play by the rules. Freedom of religion is a basic right and if not for the Christians that founded this country and sacrificed for her, others would not have that right.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

What McCain Should Have Said

Everybody wants details. Details about the candidates policies. Details about who they have been involved with. Well there was one moment in the debate last night when Senator McCain should have given the full details. He cornered Senator Obama on partial birth abortion, saying he voted present in the Illinois legislature, then let him go. He should have given details...details about the procedure. Americans are against late term and partial birth abortions by a vast majority. I would have put it something like this: Mr. Obama believes not only in partial birth abortions, he believes the American tax payer should pay the bill. He voted present to save face because the procedure is so barbaric. Mr. Obama, tell the American people that may not know how a partial birth abortion is performed. No, you don't want to tell them? I will. It is just like the name suggests. The woman is induced into labor and pushes the baby through the birth canal till just the head is out of the mother's body. Then a doctor pierces the back of the baby's skull by the neck and a vacuum is used to suck the brains out. The body of the baby is then fully delivered. If the baby should somehow survive this despicable act, it is placed in a bag and put on a shelf till it dies of neglect. And you sir voted PRESENT.... that does not line up with the values of the American people.

And just think, Obama will have the chance to shore up the court with the most liberal of judges that will continue the killing for another thirty years. Heaven help us.

Q and A with Dave Matthews

Recently I have had the opportunity to ask a few questions of the Floyd County Republican Chairman, who just so happens to be running for commissioner. I asked Dave what he thought the biggest issue was in this year's election? His response is below.

The leading issue nationally is the economy and how its changes are affecting every one of us. That would have to be equally as important locally, here in Floyd County, as it is everywhere else. If Governor Daniels gets re-elected November 4th, as I believe he will, I believe he will begin his process of trimming local governments and their expenditures. I do not agree with all of these initiatives. However, there are certainly government expenditures at the County level that can be trimmed and made more efficient. I do not agree that we need only one County Commissioner, and I don't think the voters do either. However, there might be other county offices......for example, township assessors.....whose responsibilities could be covered by a central County agency, such as the County Assessor. If County governments are going to have their State funding trimmed, we will have to find efficiencies that we haven't tried before and find better ways to do business. I want our teachers, fireworkers and police agencies to have higher wages but this will have to be balanced with budget concerns in many other areas.

I hope to bring you more from Mr. Matthews soon with some details of how we can achieve the goals with less revenue.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

"Global Warming" is so 2007

Al Gore's favorite phrase is out of vogue. The new phrase is "Climate Change." Why the need for the updated lingo? Because evidence shows that the natural warming cycle of the earth is ending and now a cooling cycle has started. According to this link, , the Alaskan glaciers grew last year thanks to the cold weather. Move south to Oregon where this link says a 118 year old record was broken for a low temperature. Let's not forget about the global warming state of California, where green is the new black. This article states that temperatures in some parts of the state haven't been this cold since 1893. Expect to pay more for that Chardonnay. I guess "Global Cooling" doesn't have the same ring to it as "Climate Change," the new buzzword for 2009.

Modern Day Robinhood.

Cartoon by Lisa Benson

The Plan is to "Spread the Wealth"

At a recent door to door stop in Ohio, Senator Obama had a somewhat intimate conversation with a local plumber. The plumber asked Mr. Obama straight up if he believed in the American Dream. Obama said yes, of course. The hard working plumber went on tell Obama how he was a partial stake holder in the plumbing business with plans to purchase it all as soon as he could. In short, he was working his tail off to better himself and his family. He explained to Obama that he was being taxed for realizing his dream. Obama quickly rattled off his false 95% plan and then it happened. He told the plumber that the plan is "to spread the wealth around." Channeling Huey Long and sounding like the abortion quote he put forth about his daughters, he followed with "It's not that I want to punish your success. I just want to make sure that everybody that is behind you, that they have a chance for success too." Read as they will have success because of your work, not theirs.

"Hard work is damn near as overrated as monogamy." One of my favorites from the ole guy from Louisiana. But, I have a new take on his old fascism quote...."Is socialism ever comes to America, it will be wrapped in an American flag and be carried by the most liberal man in the nation, Barack Obama."

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

McCain Wanted Action on Fannie in 2006

Follow this link to Human Events and read it all.

ACORN is Goofy, Registers Mickey Mouse in Florida

M - I - C..... See you November 4th.
K - E - Y...... Why? Because we cheat.
M O U S E.

Well, Mickey is old enough to vote. Check out this actual voter registration from Florida with an ACORN stamp on it. Can you say post election lawsuits boys and girls?

Monday, October 13, 2008

Obama on Health Care and Constitutional Rights

If you entered this country illegally, Obama has you covered. You will have the right to health care and the right to vote and the right to unemployment benefits.

If you were born a U.S. citizen, by way of a botched abortion, you have no rights. No health care and no constitutional rights.