Liberals and celebrity endorsements

You know I get tired of these liberals and celebs, telling us what we need to give to charity, or fund with our tax dollars. They lecture us, and tell us how we need to live our lives. I think, they need to concern themselves, with themselves. How many of them, give even a tenth of what they make to charity. They think spending a few minutes or hours doing a commercial or concert, where they implore us to get behind some cause that interests them, or charge for a concert, to then give our money to whatever cause is in fashion at the time. They think by doing so, they are showing they care, or they are doing something good. They, are only really generous with other peoples money. All these people should show us their tax statements, to show how generous they are, as a percentage of giving to gross income.

All those, that tell us we have to do this, or that to save, cure, solve, restore, defeat, etc. the list is endless. They’ve spent, how many years telling us how Christians want to control every bodies lives. I don’t remember (in recent history) them ever using government or activist judges to take our money, to fund their pet organizations, or passing laws to punish people or to try to limit my freedom, to live my life as I see fit. All any Christian has ever tried to do, is to convince me Jesus wants to save and deliver me from my sins. Just because Christians make some people feel uncomfortable, because of the shame these people feel themselves, when they are around Christians. They then accuse the Christians of judging them, or trying to force them to believe what they do. The Christians try to uplift us, out of our shame with love. The liberals/progressives try to beat us down with shame/guilt that they themselves try to contrive in us. They use the planet, the children, the poor, animals, the sick, etc. to shame us into following their agendas. They imply that if we don’t do what they want, that we personally do not care about our own children, the planet, the polar bears, women, the caribous, the poor, sea turtles, seals, whales, wolves, trees, the air, the ocean, the list again is endless. The only thing I’ve heard of Christians trying to save, is peoples souls. Using the liberals words here “I think we can all agree that” by the conditions we see in all our major cities, a lot of peoples souls need to be saved. The liberals they want to repress our souls, and beat us down till there is nothing left. As a matter of fact, all the things that seem en vogue now, are a lot of the things that Christ tried to convince his followers to do, some 2000 years ago.

The liberals tell us to be tolerant, however, look at what they did to Joe Lieberman when he dared disagree with them on the war. They kicked him out of their political party, that was really tolerant of them.

The things the democrats accuse their opponents of, are always things that they themselves are guilty of. Look at the Tea Party for example, you couldn’t find a more diverse group of Americans, both the candidates and the people who support them. Yet, these past few years, we have witnessed a relentless campaign against the people of the Tea Party movement, which consists of almost every segment of the population, the candidates include, women, blacks, Indian, Hispanic, etc. They, and their backers are from every political, economical, geographical and religious class. The very picture of bi-partisan, multiracial, non-gender specific, group of American’s united together, to solve the problems of America. Which, again, I think we can all agree, the problems have been in, and originate from Washington D.C. We’ve heard the democrats and liberals call the Tea Party people insane, racist, bigots, homophobes, Nazis, women haters, etc. again the list is endless. All this by the people who are always lecturing us on tolerance, being bipartisan, inclusive, multicultural, etc. The Congressional Black Caucus has even questioned whether they would allow the black tea party members to join their caucus.

The liberal/progressive idea of working with others is, forcing the people they work with ,to do what the liberals/progressives want. They say they are for democracy, for majority rule, yet every-time the majority vote and pass a state prop. the liberals/progs do not like, they sue, saying it is unconstitutional. All the while, they ignore the Constitution in everything they do. They use their judges, to bend the law, or ms-interpret the Constitution, or to twist what it says, to accommodate whatever argument they are making, trying to convince us they are right. They are doing the exact opposite, of what they are telling us, they are trying to do, that is the only way they can get their agendas passed. They say they want to punish our enemies, i.e. other Americans they do not like, or disagree with, i.e. bankers, tea-party people, pharma, doctors, etc. seems the only ones who are exempt from it other than liberal/progs are trial lawyers. Punishing them does nothing to help me, the only ones it seems to help, are those that want to punish them for us. President Obama said something in his comments on the midterm elections, that encapsulates the problem with the left. He said “No one party can dictate the way going forward.” Dictate? He seems that have an understanding, that the government dictates over the people, instead, of understanding that the power of government, belongs to the people and that we hire them to represent our interests in government. We do not hire the liberals/progs, environmentalists, and celebs to whatever their current cause is.

The liberals/progs accuse the Christians of being hypocrites, for sometimes failing to live up to a life, that they themselves don’t even have the guts to attempt to live up to. They say practice what you preach. Yet, the most vocal liberals/progs are the biggest hypocrites there are, they display it every day on television. They even use the education system nowadays trying to coerce our children into believing in their progressive causes and theories.

They try to use our children against us i.e to compel us, they use us against each other, all to advance their self-righteous agendas. I’m sick of the liberal/progressives trying to save me, my children, the planet, polar bears, whales, etc., all while trying to get me to relinquish my freedoms, privacy, beliefs, behavior, etc. to suit them and their beliefs.

“Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and I have founded empires. But on what did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force! Jesus Christ founded His empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for him.” by Napoleon Bonaparte

There’s a Long History of Wanna-be Dictators Like Obama

Little dictators: From the beginning of civilization, we have had men, who thought they were smarter, more clever, and had more insight than others on what the masses needed, including the masses themselves, both as a mass and as individuals. These same elite, and their fanatical followers, tried to force their dictates on those same masses. These elite were much more concerned though, with the control of the people that they were supposedly helping. They planned, how they could manipulate or dictate to the people through subterfuge and coercion, to gain power and control for themselves. They say, they do it all in the name of good intentions and compassion. We are faced with this today, when the journalistic, academic, business, and political elite in this country, have tried, and succeeded to a certain extent.

As I have been reading Reagan’s, and the Founding Fathers speeches and writings, it strikes me that we are fighting the same ideas, the same failed policies that he, and they also fought against. Policies and ideas that at this time in history, as no other, we can see around the world what these same ideas and policies have done. You look at France, Greece, Britain, the old USSR, North Vietnam, any of the countries that put communist or socialistic ideas and policies into practice, depending on how far they went down those dark paths, corresponds to the amount of suffering the people have endured, and are going through. Isn’t it something that it’s the people, i.e. the Masses, who always suffer while those same elites, you know “The smartest people in the room” are the only ones who prosper, all in the name of good intentions and compassion.

They’ll tell you, the ideas are good, it’s just the implementation of them, or the people in charge didn’t do it right. They didn’t go far enough or they became corrupt. I say they were corrupt to begin with. How many times, in how many ways, in how many different places, and, by how many different people, have to try these ideas and policies, AND fail, before the supposed smartest among us, (and those among us, who believe them) can figure out what all us simpletons can so easily see, and figure out? It’s more plain today, than at anytime in history, how these programs fail, it’s as plain as the nose on your face, to those with any amount of God given common sense. As I read these speeches and writings, I am struck by how this fight is never going to be over, how we must be forever vigilant and never forget….Power corrupts, and absolute power, corrupts absolutely. This is the beginning of a series of studies I am going to write about.

P.S. For those who look at China as an ideal nation like Barack Obama does….Do not forget to begin being prosperous, as they have been the last number of years, it took the USA helping them, and them implementing capitalistic policies to gain what they have. Considering the lack of freedom there, they are also doomed to eventual failure, just as the old Soviet Union went down on the ash heap of history.

Friendship

Friendship is a mighty ship,
That weathers many gales,
And leaves a blessing to the world,
In every place it sails.
It helps the dreary, cheers the sad,
And drives dark clouds away;
It gives a helping hand to those,
Who’ve fallen by the way.

Friendship is a blessed ship,
That’s full of peace and love,
And carries sunshine everywhere,
From God’s own blessed above,
And makes the world a better place –
E’en more like heavens sweet –
And helps smooth the pathway out,
For weary pilgrim’s feet.

By Walter E. Isenhour

Tomorrow is not promised us,
So let us take today,
And make the very most of it
The once we pass this way,
Just speak aloud the kindly thought,
And do the kindly deed,
And try to see and understand,
Some fellow creature’s need,
Tomorrow is not promised us
Nor any other day,
So let us make the most of it,
The once we pass this way.

By Louise Mae Hagan

Friendship is a chain of God,,,,Shaped to God’s all perfect mold,,,,Each link a smile, a laugh, a tear,,,,,A grip of the hand, a word of cheer,,Steadfast as the ages roll,,,,Binding closer soul to soul,,,,No matter how far or heavy the load,,,,Sweet is the journey on friendships road. Author Unknown

What is a friend?
An English publication offered a prize for the best definition of a friend, and among the thousands of answers received were the following:
“One who multiplies joys, divides grief, and whose honesty is inviolable.”
“One who understands our silence.”
“A volume of sympathy bound in cloth.”
“A watch which beats true for all time and never runs down.”
Here is the definition that won the prize: “A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out.”

To A Friend
I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me
I love you for the part of me that you bring out.
I love you for putting your hand into my heaped-up heart and passing over all the foolish and frivolous and weak things that you can’t help dimly seeing there, and for drawing out into the light all the beautiful and radiant belongings that no one else had looked quite far enough to find.
I love you for ignoring the possibilities of the fool and weakling in me, and for laying firm hold on the possibilities of the good in me,
I love you for closing your ears to the discords in me, and for adding to the music in me by worshipful listening.
I love you because you are helping me to make the timber of my life not a tavern, but a temple, and of the words of my every day not a reproach, but a song.
I love you because you have done more than any creed could have done to make me happy.
You have done it without a touch, without a word, without a sign.
You have done it first by being yourself.
After all, perhaps this is what being a friend means.
Author Unknown; it makes me think of Jesus, who is the friend that fits all the words.

Interesting July 4th facts

First and foremost on July 4th 1826 Thomas Jefferson (Third President of United States) and John Adams (Second President of United States) an earlier political rival, and later one of his closest friend’s both died.

On June 24, 1826, Thomas Jefferson sent a letter to Roger C. Weightman, declining an invitation to come to Washington, D.C., to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. It was the last letter that Jefferson, who was gravely ill, ever wrote.

On July 4, 1826 he died on the same day as John Adams, and exactly 50 years (emphasize ours) after he had written the Declaration of Independence. The death notices of the two friends appeared side-by-side in the July 8, 1826, issue of the Post. Jefferson’s read: The venerable patriarch and sage, the immortal author of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, Esq. expired at his seat, at Monticello, on the fourth of July, at ten minutes before one o’clock, just fifty years since the promulgation, in the Halls of Congress, of the Liberties of this country. His death had been looked for two or three days before it took place, as he was confined to his bed during that time by severe indisposition. He was sensible of his approaching dissolution, and prescribed the mode of his interment. Well might he have exclaimed in the language of the psalmist, “Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word, for my eyes have seen thy salvation.”…

Thomas Jefferson apparently “knew” two or three days ahead of time that he was going to die on July 4, 1826. Both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on July 4, 1826, exactly 50 years from the signing of the Declaration of Independence, within a few hours of each other! His last words were “Is it the Fourth?” [Doctor Robley Dunglison: (his physician) “It soon will be.”] “I resign my spirit to God, my daughter to my country.”

John Adams died on July 4, 1826, the same day as Thomas Jefferson. The following comment on the significance of this coincidence appeared in the July 8, 1826, issue of the Post: “A gentleman arrived from the Eastward, last evening, informs, that the venerable John Adams, died at his seat at Quincy, near Boston, on the fourth of July, about five o’clock, P.M. but a few hours after the sage of Monticello!-United in the grand political concerns of life, thus in death they are not divided! Oh, yes; it is the glorious Fourth of July. It is a great day. It is a good day. God bless it. God bless you all. He then lapsed into unconsciousness; he awakened later, and mumbled “Thomas Jefferson still survives…” not knowing that Jefferson had preceded him in death by a few hours.

James Madison died 5 years later on July 4, 1831.

Independence Day was first celebrated in Philadelphia on July 8, 1776

The Liberty Bell sounded from the tower of Independence Hall on July 8, 1776, summoning citizens to gather for the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence by Colonel John Nixon.

June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress, looking to promote national pride and unity, adopted the national flag. “Resolved: that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.

The first public Fourth of July event at the White House occurred in 1804.

The first Independence Day celebration west of the Mississippi occurred at Independence Creek and was celebrated by Lewis and Clark in 1805.

The 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence did not sign at the same time, nor did they sign on July 4, 1776. The official event occurred on August 2, 1776, when 50 men signed it.

The names of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were withheld from the public for more than six months to protect the signers. If independence had not been achieved, the treasonable act of the signers would have, by law, resulted in their deaths.

Thomas McKean was the last to sign in January, 1777.

In 1941, Congress declared 4th of July a federal legal holiday. It is one of the few federal holidays that have not been moved to the nearest Friday or Monday.

See also: Eulogy of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams by Daniel Webster