Monday, November 14, 2016

Dear Media, It's not me, it's you...

Dear Mainstream Media,
It's over between us. And just to be clear, it's not me... it's you.
We're tired of the lies, the manipulation, the mental and verbal abuse you continue to put us through day after day. We've had it with the hate mongering, the selfish ambition, and the vicious attacks. We're done with you. We're tired of being played.
You thrive on drama and you say and do whatever it takes to get a reaction. You've manipulated those who trust you into not trusting each other, ruined relationships, caused hate and discourse, and encouraged fighting among friends. You tell whatever lies you think will earn you the best ratings, and ignore the truth. You want the public to believe you're a neutral source of information, but your actions make your claim laughable. You promote the ideas that fit your agenda, and advocate only those who share your personal views. Those who don't, you mock, silence or demonize. The truth is left on your newsroom floors, safe from the public eye. You piece together your carefully chosen soundbites, expertly edit your photos and spin them together in a web of deceipt so the people will believe what you tell them to believe.
We're sick of it. We can't trust you and so... we're over.
We hope someday you will again be what you were created to be. You were born of a purpose. You were meant to inform the people... to provide unbiased facts. .. all of them, and let the people form their own opinions. This country in its infancy had broken from a tyrannical ruling class that controlled the media and carefully fed the people propaganda that only furthered its own interests. Our founders saw fit to make sure you, the press, were protected from such deceitful practices. And just look what you've done with it. You've squandered that gift for which good men so valiantly fought. You should be ashamed.
But alas, information is everywhere. We the people have each other and don't really need you anyway.
Sincerely,
We the People

Friday, November 11, 2016

Dear Disappointeds,

Please don't be afraid, worried or sad. I know you have your reasons for feeling the way you do, but there is so much to look forward to and to be hopeful about. This has been the most heated race I've seen in my lifetime. Fueled by emotion, convictions and a hope for a better future, each side has passionately fought to be heard.

Those of us who voted for Trump are happy he won. Ecstatic even. But don't mistake our excitement for snobbish pride or a cavalier disdain for those of you who didn't. Believe it or not, this movement was inspired,  launched and has been driven with your good, and the good of every American, in mind. Contrary to what you've been told we are not racist, homophobic, sexist, bigoted, misogynistic, dangerous demagogues, nor are we ignorant or uneducated. We love our country and everyone in it. We love the freedom it stands for. We love the constitution and the protections it affords to ALL Americans to live free and passionately pursue their dreams. That includes you, no matter who you are or what you believe. 

Folks, please listen. Each media outlet chooses what to report and how to present it. They are human, just like me and you, and have opinions on issues and political preferences, etc... You think all that goes out the window just because they are expected to be unbiased? Heck no. They are adept at spinning the news to fit their agenda. Don't be manipulated by the negative rhetoric, carefully chosen sound bites, and expertly edited photos. Shoot, I could record you talking to your momma and with a few edits have you sounding like the spawn of Satan. Likewise, don't make assumptions based on a few idiots who misrepresent the whole. There are morons in every group. Yours included. 

With all that said, I want to address a few of the accusations we Trump voters keep hearing over, and over... and over. It's time to dispel the myths and false narratives perpetuated by the media.


We are not racists. 


Wanting a secure border and to enforce laws that were put in place to protect the citizens of this country does not make us racist. Having and enforcing a process to gain citizenship is not racist. To not enforce the laws equally, or to grant amnesty en masse, is to spit in the face of every law abiding immigrant who has followed the steps to become a naturalized American and has sworn the Oath of Allegiance to this great country. Ask them how they feel about it. 

Disagreeing with the agenda and actions of President Obama doesn't make us racist. Our disdain for his liberal policies and fiscal failures has nothing to do with his color. 

Racist. People need to quit throwing this term out so irresponsibly. We're teetering on the verge of another civil war and it's not because "half our country is racist" - it's because people are being told that "half our country is racist." I'll tell you what's a lot more common than racism - race baiting. Thank the media for that deceitful little tool. No matter the circumstances, you can bet they will scream "racism" any time a white and a non-white are involved in any kind of conflict. That does not make it so. I refuse to be manipulated into fear or hatred for anyone. Period. 

Also, for the record, we don't deny that racism exists. We know there are still a handful of idiots who think their whiteness makes them superior to all others. Don't group those freaks with the rest of us. It's insulting.

We are not misogynists.


How did we earn this label? Because we didn't vote for a woman? Give me a candidate worthy of my vote and she'll have it. 

Or is it because of Trumps comments from 10 years ago? Those comments were wrong, offensive, and indefensible. Have you ever said something that, if made public, would have you crawling under the nearest rock? I dare say you have. Good thing you weren't mic'd. 

Is it because we don't agree with abortion? What many call "a woman's right to choose" is, to many of us, just as wrong as slavery which at the time was defended as "a plantation owners right to own property." That "property" was a human being, and masters were allowed to beat, abuse, rape, or even kill them. They were considered "less than human" and therefore not afforded any rights to protection under the law. Sound familiar? That's how we feel about abortion.  Unborn children have been deemed "less than human" by our courts and are now the property of women, who as masters are free to dispose of them at will. We are fighting to emancipate these innocents. 

We are neither Islamophobic nor xenophobic. 


Wanting to know the intentions of those who seek to enter our country is not phobic, it's logical. Think of it this way. Would you invite 20 people into your home knowing nothing about them except that one, not sure which, intended to kill you and your family? No, I don't think you would. What about the radicalized Islamic extremists who want to kill you because you are a Christian? Or your neighbor because she's gay? Or Americans in general because we are the "great Satan" and teeming with infidels? None of us wants that. The current plan is to take in 110,000 refugees in 2017. We don't have a good vetting process in place. Even if just 1 in 1000 of those was a closet radical, that's 110. It only took 19 men to bring this country to it's knees on 9/11. Remember that. 

America is now, and ever shall be, a melting pot. "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free..." We welcome those that yearn to be free! Free to worship as they choose, to think and speak their mind, to pursue their dreams and to succeed. Let's just make sure that's truly what they are here for, shall we? 

We are not homophobic.


On the contrary, we want LGBTQ's to be treated fairly and not discriminated against. But fair treatment, equality, protection and freedom can't be limited to one group, party, religion, belief or sect. We've somehow come to the conclusion that it's necessary to infringe on the rights of one group in order to protect the rights of another, and that disagreeing with someones lifestyle choice means we dislike, fear, or are prejudiced toward them.

Was it our opposition to the "open bathrooms" policy? You have the right to use a public restroom without feeling weird or threatened. So do I. So does 6-year-old Susie. There are predators who would gladly take advantage of the opportunity to gain access to their prey and our beef is with them, not LGBTQ's. So quit calling people homophobic just because they don't want to share a bathroom with Chester the molester.

Or was is the DOMA act? I get it. Gay couples wanted the same rights, benefits and protections afforded to married couples. Fair enough. They got it. But did it have to be called marriage? We fought to maintain it's definition out of a sacred respect for an institution we see as a holy, God-ordained covenant, not because we are homophobic. If something as simple as alternate terminology could preserve the rights of everyone involved, why wouldn't we go with that? Seriously. Why? 


We are Americans.


The American freedom we so enjoy has been in serious jeopardy for a long while now; a ship that had pitched off course and was destined for destruction. What happened Tuesday was a necessary first step in righting the ship. We voted for one Nation, under God. We voted to stop the killing of the innocent. We voted to preserve religious freedom. We voted for protection of our constitutional rights.

Here's what protected rights look like: I have the right to believe in God. An atheist has the right to not believe in God. I have the right to pray, and to invite you to join me if you choose to. You have the right to not participate. I have the right to say, "Merry Christmas!" and you have the right to say, "Happy Holidays!" A Hindu has the right to serve in public office. So does a Christian. A gay couple has the right to buy a cake and have a ceremony. A baker has the right to not provide that cake, and a preacher has a right to not officiate the ceremony. A Muslim has the right to refuse to serve pork in a restaurant that he owns. I have the right to go next door and get a BLT.  You have the right to use a public restroom without feeling weird or threatened. So do I.

You see, we don't believe it's necessary to infringe on the rights of one group in order to protect the rights of another, and frankly we're tired of having our rights compromised, trampled on, mocked and ignored. So yeah, we stood up for the freedoms we saw being systematically stripped from us. It was subtle at first, and largely ignored, but people are waking up and speaking out. It's gone too far, too often.

You have nothing to fear from us. We are only interested in protecting your rights as an American citizen, and preserving the freedom, safety and protection our laws and borders are meant to provide. We're not out to get you, afraid of you, or a danger to you... and though we may not agree with you, we certainly don't hate you.

Thank you and God Bless America.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Friday, August 22, 2014

Tired of politics and religion?

If that's you, or not you for that matter, then read on!…

Are you sick of the posts, blogs and news coverage that seems to be constantly tied to religion or politics? Well you're not alone my friend, not alone.

I get it... you want to enjoy life, have fun, "live, laugh, love" as they say. That's a great attitude toward life... you absolutely should enjoy it to the fullest. Politics is a downer, it doesn't really provide that warm, fuzzy feeling we all enjoy. There's just one problem…

You see, these things you are able to do, the freedoms you enjoy, your right to go where you want, say what you think, your right to believe in something, or not believe in anything... well, they're a bit at risk. 

"No," you say, "these are guaranteed rights!" 

Ok, sure, and they are guaranteed by.... ? 

"The constitution of these United States!" You adamantly reply.

Ding ding! Yes, you are correct! Now, how did this constitution come about? Please, allow me…

In the not so distant past, there were men and women who were tired of the tyranny of their government, and of the persecution of their faith. They saw a different future, one free from oppression, that was founded by the people, and for them. And man did they work hard for it! They fought till their last breath, lost sons and fathers, shed their blood and their tears... and they prevailed. At their very core they believed in, and we're willing to fight for, the freedom of generations to come.

We have been reaping the benefits of the sacrifice of those great men and women for several generations now. We have continued to enjoy the freedom for which they fought, freedom which they bought with their own blood. Such a steep price, but well worth it in their estimation… and in mine.

But a government for the people and by the people didn't just happen, and it can't continue, without the concern of its citizens. Many a democracy has fallen for lack of concern by its people, and our freedom is truly at stake.

Yes, you should absolutely enjoy life to the fullest! I plan to! I'm thankful that I can freely post my favorite funny video's, photos of my family and friends, that I can rant about injustice, and argue or agree at will. So by all means, live, laugh and love till your half-crazy. Post cute cat videos and talk about endangered species. Join a club, play a sport, have a steak, or tofu if you're a vegan, because that's your right! Get with your friends and laugh till you turn blue. Enjoy the freedoms that were so valiantly fought for!  

But don't forget as your doing so to careIt's not enough to just appreciate your freedom, you must also hold tight to it! It is what makes us unique as a nation; these freedoms that were bought with a price.  When you see injustice, say something, do something, let your voice be heard! When you see freedoms being systematically removed, or your fellow man under persecution for their beliefs, care enough to say something, to remind your government that this is America, land of the free. Elect leaders who stand for freedom, who uphold the constitution; and if they don't, vote 'em out! Silence is not an option. To be silent is to concede. And silence will lead to our destruction.

Still not convinced? Still couldn't care less about politics or religion? How tragic. I and others like me will continue to be a voice… continue to fight for your right to not care. I just hope there are enough of us to preserve it. You see, if there are more like you and less like me, well, eventually you will all get your wish. Politics will no longer be a matter of discussion, because the decisions will be made for you, and not by you. Bottom line? We can't maintain a government by the people if the people no longer care. And the people are fiddling while all of Rome burns.





Thursday, March 22, 2012

WAKE UP, AMERICA!



A few days ago, another executive order was signed by our president... this one allowing government seizure of ALL resources: water resources; all material services and facilities, including construction materials; power over all forms of civilian transportation; power over food resources and facilities, livestock plant health resources, and the domestic distribution of farm equipment; all health resources; and over all forms of energy. 

Here's the kicker - the Order (and yes, I read the full order on the White House website) says that it can be imposed in times of war OR in peacetime. WHICH MEANS AT ANY TIME THE PRESIDENT SO CHOOSES. Think about it!!!

Oh wait, there is more... There are also provisions in it that allow for tor FORCED LABOR and FORCED MILITRY SERVICE if it is deemed necessary for our national defense. Very loosely worded, I might add.

NO, I'm not kidding. Here, read the whole thing yourself:

This Nation is in trouble. We have a White House administration that is out of control. Never in our history has a president been allowed so much liberty to rule by EXECUTIVE ORDERS and EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS, bypassing congress and ignoring our country's methods of checks and balances - which were put in place to AVOID one branch having more power than the others. This is no time to be silent, or to sit on your hands and do nothing! It is time to act!  

Executive orders are nothing new, but considering the circumstances - namely a president who is systematically turning our democracy into a socialist state - we are in danger of losing America altogether! Be informed! Take a minute to read this, and research other matters of state. Don't just accept what you hear and go on about your business... if you don't start caring, you will be living in a third-world country, wondering what happened to the free country you were born in!!!

What can you do, you ask? Write or call your Senators and Congressmen! They are YOUR representatives, so tell them what matters to YOU. You don't have time? REALLY? You'd better make time, friend! Because your freedom is at stake.

Kay Bailey Hutchison: (202) 224-5922

John Cornyn: (202) 224-2934

Ralph Hall: 202-225-6673

The following is a summary of what executive orders are already in place, and the dangers they pose to this country. Read on....

THE EXECUTIVE ORDER

Many of the fears of the founding fathers may now be coming to fruition. Today, the executive branch of the government is immensely powerful, much more powerful than the founding fathers had envisioned or wanted. Congressional legislative powers have been usurped. There is no greater example of that usurpation than in the form of the Presidential Executive Order. The process totally by-passes Congressional legislative authority and places in the hands of the President almost unilateral power. The Executive Order governs everything from the Flag Code of the United States to the ability to single-handedly declare Martial Law. Presidents have used the Executive Order in times of emergencies to override the Constitution of the United States and the Congress. 

Here are just a few Executive Orders that would suspend the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. These Executive Orders have been on record for nearly 30 years and could be enacted by the stroke of a Presidential pen:

■EXECUTIVE ORDER 10990 allows the government to take over all modes of transportation and control of highways and seaports. 
■EXECUTIVE ORDER 10995 allows the government to seize and control the communication media.
■EXECUTIVE ORDER 10997 allows the government to take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels and minerals.
■EXECUTIVE ORDER 10998 allows the government to take over all food resources and farms.
■EXECUTIVE ORDER 11000 allows the government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under government supervision.
■EXECUTIVE ORDER 11001 allows the government to take over all health, education and welfare functions.
■EXECUTIVE ORDER 11002 designates the Postmaster General to operate a national registration of all persons.
■EXECUTIVE ORDER 11003 allows the government to take over all airports and aircraft, including commercial aircraft.
■EXECUTIVE ORDER 11004 allows the Housing and Finance Authority to relocate communities, build new housing with public funds, designate areas to be abandoned, and establish new locations for populations.
■EXECUTIVE ORDER 11005 allows the government to take over railroads, inland waterways and public storage facilities.
■EXECUTIVE ORDER 11051 specifies the responsibility of the Office of Emergency Planning and gives authorization to put all Executive Orders into effect in times of increased international tensions and economic or financial crisis.
■EXECUTIVE ORDER 11310 grants authority to the Department of Justice to enforce the plans set out in Executive Orders, to institute industrial support, to establish judicial and legislative liaison, to control all aliens, to operate penal and correctional institutions, and to advise and assist the President. 

Here are the later Executive Orders: 
  • EXECUTIVE ORDER 11049 assigns emergency preparedness function to federal departments and agencies, consolidating 21 operative Executive Orders issued over a fifteen year period. 
  • EXECUTIVE ORDER 11921 allows the Federal Emergency Preparedness Agency to develop plans to establish control over the mechanisms of production and distribution, of energy sources, wages, salaries, credit and the flow of money in U.S. financial institution in any undefined national emergency. It also provides that when a state of emergency is declared by the President, Congress cannot review the action for six months. 
  • EXECUTIVE ORDER 12148 created the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that is to interface with the Department of Defense for civil defense planning and funding. An "emergency czar" was appointed. FEMA has only spent about 6 percent of its budget on national emergencies, the bulk of their funding has been used for the construction of secret underground facilities to assure continuity of government in case of a major emergency, foreign or domestic. 
  • EXECUTIVE ORDER 12656 appointed the National Security Council as the principal body that should consider emergency powers. This allows the government to increase domestic intelligence and surveillance of U.S. citizens and would restrict the freedom of movement within the United States and granted the government the right to isolate large groups of civilians. The National Guard could be federalized to seal all borders and take control of U.S. air space and all ports of entry. 

THE NEW DANGERS 

A Presidential Executive Order, whether Constitutional or not, becomes law simply by its publication in the Federal Registry. Congress is by-passed. Without Congressional approval, the President now has the power to transfer whole populations to any part of the country, the power to suspend the Press and to force a national registration of all persons. The President, in essence, has dictatorial powers never provided to him under the Constitution. The President has the power to suspend the Constitution and the Bill of Rights in a real or perceived emergency. Unlike Lincoln and Roosevelt, these powers are not derived from a wartime need, but from any crisis, domestic or foreign, hostile or economic. Roosevelt created extraordinary measures during the Great Depression, but any President faced with a similar, or lesser, economic crisis now has extraordinary powers to assume DICTATORIAL STATUS. 

Many of the Executive Orders cited here have been on the books for over a quarter of a century and have not been applied. Therefore, what makes them more dangerous today than yesteryear? There has been a steady, consistent series of new Executive Orders, originating from President Richard Nixon and added to by Presidents Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, George Bush and Barack Obama... and frankly, the most recent orders are so very loosely written as to envelope a very broad scope of powers - powers that the president would be given all at the stroke of a pen. It has been intentional, and taken some time, but our governement is in a perfect position to remove all traces of freedom from the people.

This cannot be allowed. TIME TO MAKE A STAND!!!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Face Value

I'm starting to think this country has gone mad. Everything that we were founded on, every principle and belief, is under attack and we stand by doing nothing and are getting sucked right into it. We are killing our babies and ignoring our elderly, ruining our teens and dumbing up our children. We look out for 'number one' and to heck with the rest. In the world of politics 'slick' has somehow become synonymous with 'smart' when it used to mean 'snake.' Just because someone is eloquent in their speech does not make them 'right' and just because someone stumbles over their words or makes an occasional blunder doesn't make them 'wrong.' In fact, I would much rather have a rough-around-the-edges leader that still has core values than a word smith who's primary goal is to turn America into a socialist state. We ARE a great nation and it's about time we start acting like it. Use your voices and DO YOUR HOMEWORK.

Politics 101: Many people I talk to have NO IDEA what many of the new agencies that have been (illegally) created over the last few years are capable of doing... or the hidden agenda contained within them. Oh, they are shiny on the outside, but inside they are a means to an evil end. You will never find an agency or policy that is advertised, "Hey, this new agency has been created so that we can jail your pastors for preaching out of the Bible against homosexuality... isn't that great???" No, they will tell you, "We will not tolerate the violation of civil rights any longer. In the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. we will march against injustice to bring about a society where every citizen has an equal right to be who they are without fear of retribution!!" - and the crowd goes wild. What was SAID is not what you THINK was said.

Put anything in a pretty package and the people want to buy it... but things are not always what they seem. For instance - 'separation of Church and State.' (Originally meant to keep the state out of the church, by the way.) How is it separation when the State dictates to the Church when and where they can and cannot speak of their faith? Don't pray in school, don't speak of anything political in Church, don't mention the name of Jesus if you are an Army chaplain... etc... or we will ___________. What? What will you do, government? Take my tax exempt status? Kick me out of school? Throw me in the brig? What are we afraid of??!!! The government is like a little rebellious child who pushes and pushes the boundaries, gaining a little more ground with each fit they throw. Where is our limit? If they throw an Army chaplain in prison for praying in the name of Jesus will you say something then? What will it take? Your pastor being thrown in jail for reading from Romans Chapter 1? Will you do something then

Instead, we stay silent. We sigh and say, "Well, that's just not right... but what can I really do about it?" I'll tell you what you can do -

(1) Care. You can make it your business to know what is going on INSIDE the issues and quit taking everything that certain well-spoken politicians say at FACE VALUE. You are being methodically stripped of your rights and you don't even know it. 

(2) Pray. You can exercise your right to pray and be open about your faith. And if Johnny or Suzie can wear a Metallica T-shirt, you can wear one with the Ten Commandments on it. Mr. Chaplain - go ahead and pray in Jesus name... there are still enough Christians left in this country who would demand your release if they threw you in the brig. Pastor - go ahead and preach the Word... if you don't then the only thing you will have to look forward to is a career as a motivational speaker. 

(3) Vote. We still have that right and if you don't use it, you just might lose it. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

|J|I|H|A|D|


Two days ago, in an address to the Nation regarding the killing of al Quaeda founder and leader, Osama bin Laden, Predident Barack Obama stated "our war [was] not against Islam, and that "Osama bin Laden [was] not a Muslim leader." I can only assume that he believes us to be complete idiots.



Here are a few quotes directly from Osama bin Laden. Perhaps it might clear a few things up:

"We declared jihad against the US government, because the US government is unjust, criminal and tyrannical. It has committed acts that are extremely unjust, hideous and criminal whether directly or through its support of the Israeli occupation." - Osama bin Laden - to CNN in March 1997

In Feb 1998, bin Laden declared, "We--with God's help--call on every Muslim who believes in God and wishes to be rewarded to comply with God's order to kill the Americans and plunder their money wherever and whenever they find it. We also call on Muslim ulema, leaders, youths, and soldiers to launch the raid on Satan's U.S. troops and the devil's supporters allying with them, and to displace those who are behind them so that they may learn a lesson."

" . . . For the American forces to expect anything from me personally reflects a very narrow perception. Thousands of millions of Muslims are angry. The Americans should expect reactions from the Muslim world that are proportionate to the injustice they inflict." to Time Magazine Dec 1998

Responding to the question  "are you trying to acquire chemical and nuclear weapons?":

"Acquiring weapons for the defense of Muslims is a religious duty. If I have indeed acquired these weapons, then I thank God for enabling me to do so. And if I seek to acquire these weapons, I am carrying out a duty. It would be a sin for Muslims not to try to possess the weapons that would prevent the infidels from inflicting harm on Muslims." Time Magazine

"We are seeking to incite the (Islamic) nation to rise up to liberate its land and to (conduct) jihad (holy war) for the sake of God." -- al-Jazeera, June 1999.


It doesn't matter what we SAY this war is about, Jihad has been declared against our nation. This is no time to play dumb, just for the sake of political correctness. 

Yes, bin Laden was a mass murderer, and yes, he did kill other muslims as well as americans and others - regardless of their nationality.... however, his motivation was incredibly clear. According to his own words, edicts and declarations, it was his duty as a devout muslim to wage jihad (holy war) against all infidels (non-muslims). This was his call to action, and it will remain the call to action for his followers.

So yes, we are in fact at war with Radical Islam... yes, bin Laden was a Muslim leader... and no, Mr. President, we are not stupid. It is aggrevating that our own government (and the main stream media) makes anyone who is logical and observant about Islam out to be some kind of close-minded, phobia-driven conspiracy theorist. 

Be aware and don't be misled! The current muslim population is around 5,220,000 and is expected to double in the next 20 years. Are they all radical? No, of course not. Just as there are some "Christians" who claim the name, but live a Godless life, there are "Muslims" who do the same. They are not all harmful, but neither are they all harmless. The truth of the matter is that (a) Radical Islam IS in fact a religion, and it is notlimited to just a handful of people; and (b) at the current rate of growth, the muslims will eventually outnumber us. This means the majority of the voting population will be muslim, and then will become of our free and democratic society? There are 21 countires under strict Sharia law; 14 more under some lesser form of it. Also, Sharia law is already being observed in many European countries; and in some districts of France, the Muslim population is so dense that neither police - nor christians - dare enter. 

There is but ONE solution. Do not be afraid of offending. These people are created by God and He is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance. They are blinded by the god of this world and we must lead them to the truth! So tell them about the ONE TRUE GOD - Jehovah GOD - and about His Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ. That's how you love your neighbor.

Be PREPARED:
Witnessing to Muslims 101:

Be INFORMED:

Be AWARE:
Muslim Demographics: