Where Has Our Constitution Gone???

March 6, 2009

us-constitution-1It used to be that the constitution was the “law of the land,” the ultimate “decider” of all that is legal and the rights that are protected in our land. But no more!! In just two months there have been more direct attacks on the constitution than in the past 20 years combined. Buried in the pages and pages of the “Stimulus package” (which stimulates the size of government and its control and not much else) and the president’s budget proposal are attacks on our basic freedoms.

One, in the name of health care, is the attempt to remove the so-called “conscience refusal” for doctors and other health care providers to be able to decline procedures they morally object to . . . such as abortion. One of the groups that will be fighting for the free speech and freedom of religion rights of health care workers is the American Center for Law & Justice. Go online and sign a petition to President Obama letting him know of your opposition to this violation of basic constitutional rights. Sign the Petition HERE.

Refuting all the “reasons” for having an abortion

January 21, 2009

As we come to the anniversary of the infamous Roe v. Wade decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on January 22, 1973 it is hard to believe that in this nation alone we have killed 50,000,000 babies in the womb. Now that we have elected the most pro-abortion President in the history of the conflict for life, we must pray, and work to education our country to the sin and evil that is abortion on demand.

This is perhaps one of the most powerful ads I have ever seen. Only 41 seconds in length, but it touches on all the “reasons.”

The Call of an Aborted Child

January 18, 2009

Today is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday . . . I preached today on “Is Our Culture Committing Suicide?” I ended the sermon with a poem by one of our young people at Grace, Kayla Sweeney. Kayla is a high school sophomore and I believe touches the heart of the issue in this poem. I will write more tomorrow on the whole life issue and the coming inauguration of President Elect Barrak Obama. Until then hear carefully the words of this heart felt piece:

The Call of an Aborted Child…

by Kayla Sweeney

Can you hear my voice!?
In the wind a mere breath,
Not a name but a choice,
And I was chosen for death.
Growing and changing,
they said “its not yet alive,”
Forming light,
turned to night
In the womb I was inside.
No chance to see,
No chance to breathe,
No chance to take my heart and sing.
No chance to shout,
No chance to cry,
No chance to scream, to laugh, to sigh.
I merely had the chance to die,
not worth
the birth
or the life to buy.

Can you hear my voice?!
I’m Gods very own,
Before the coming of your choice,
I was still always known,
He knitted me,
and molded me,
and thought of me,
unfolded me, (Psalm 139)
knew in and out the whole of me,
Before the “accident” came to be.

Can you hear my voice?!
Who could I have been??
Without your choice,
If I had the chance to begin,
A Child,
A Student,
A sibling,
A Friend,
The messenger God chose to send,
More than just a breath in the wind.
A Teacher,
A preacher,
A soldier for Christ,
I guess we’ll never know…
You paid the price.

Can you hear my call!?!
I was life to be lived,
Instead killed, murdered, my future hid
I am life!
Do not remain blind,
From the beginning God kept me in his mind.

DO YOU HEAR ME?

I’m shouting,
But it all fades in the distance,
In your mind your still doubting,
my life or existence.

My scream can’t be heard,
I have no way to call,
My life has been blurred
from the start of it all…
I ask, can you hear me….
I guess you never will,
God brought life to me,
But you chose to kill.

Do You Know Your U.S. Civics & History?

November 24, 2008

Are you brave enough to test your knowledge in a simple 33 question quiz? It may shock you!!

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To take the quiz and see how you “stack up” against your particular demographic (age, education, income, etc). Just go to The Civic Literacy Quiz and take a few minutes . . . don’t rush, think about each question. Then come back here and tell me how you did.

The Duck is smarter than most

November 24, 2008

Mallard Fillmore is one smart duck . . .

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OH NO!!!! Obama and I agree on something

November 15, 2008

US-ELECTIONS-OBAMAThis really is big news. I honestly didn’t think this day would come, especially this early, even before he takes office. It is being reported that tomorrow night on 60 Minutes Obama will call for a playoff system for college football. According to a reporter for CBS, Jennifer Sabatelle:

“Eight teams,” Obama says. “That would be three rounds to determine a national champion. It would add three extra weeks to the season. You could trim back on the regular season. I don’t know any serious fan of college football who has disagreed with me on this. So, I’m going to throw my weight around a little bit. I think it’s the right thing to do.”

While I agree with the president elect on this issue . . . I really do think he has more important things to worry about than a college football playoff!!

Well, it’s over . . . now what?

November 14, 2008

stop-signThe presidential election of 2008 is now history and the Democratic party is once again in the White House. But they not only will control the White House but also the House of Representatives and the Senate. And the Senate, when you factor in liberal Independents and Republicans will pretty much be filibuster-proof. That is the liberal/socialist (yes, in spite of what the media tells you it is socialist) agenda will now be free to catapult into full control.

I have found it interesting that many have been declaring the death of conservatism with the defeat of John McCain. Nothing could be further from the truth. The truth is, there was not conservative at the helm of the Republican party ticket this year. John McCain has proudly declared that he “reached across the aisle” to work with Democrats in the Senate. Translate that to mean that he compromised on key points in order to appease the left. It’s funny that no Democrat talks about reaching across the aisle . . . the Democrats only talk about how good it is when a Republican does this.
Interesting . . . Demand that Republicans STOP acting like and voting like Democrats.

Over the past few months there has been much talk as to how President-elect Obama will lead us down the road to Socialism. I must confess that is a concern of mine. But sadly, the Republican party, and yes, even President Bush, has hastened the journey down that road with socialist policies that have resulted in the “bailout” of private businesses, including banks. It is interesting that from the 10 Principles that Marx presented in his Communist Manifesto, #5 was “Centralization of credit in the banks of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.” With the bailout, which is proving to be no help to the crisis in the economy, the U.S. government now owns a share of the major banks. And the banks have been using the bailout money to buy up smaller banks, thus hastening the centralization.

We are in precarious waters in our republic. We must hold our elected officials’ “feet to the fire” in the years to come. We cannot let them just squander the heritage and future of this nation for their own personal selfishness. Know your representative and senators. Have their phone numbers and email addresses close at hand. Write, call, become a nuisance if you have to, but demand that they follow the principles of the United States Constitution not any other document or idea that man dreams up as a “cure all” for our nation.

Hello Post-Election World — 2008!

November 5, 2008

This blog is under initial construction. Please check back soon.

The purpose will be to discuss the state of conservatism in the United States of America in the light of the election of the most liberal president in our history. It is my belief that conservatism was not defeated in 2008 because conservatism was not on the ballot, at least not in a top spot.

We have a new president that will look a lot like Jimmy Carter in many ways, but probably worse. We must look for another Reagan-like statesman to lead us out of the catastrophe.