Thursday, August 11, 2011

Eating our Seed Corn

As a nation, we are "eating our seed corn." Not much chance of a good crop in the future as long as we do that! Every farmer knows that.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Congressional Contract with America-2011

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work.

Americans are fed up with a self-serving, America-bashing, and unpatriotic Congress. Several proposals have been suggested to reverse this situation. Here are my ideas which are consistent with the consensus of our founding fathers:

Congressional Reform Act of 2011

  • Limit Congress to serving a maximum of two terms.
  • Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%. If the CPI rises less than 3%, Congress will get no pay raise.
  • Members of Congress shall receive no in-kind or any other form of compensation or expense other than established salary and franking privileges and a housing expense at established Federal employees per diem rates.
  • The Office of Management and Budget shall establish a Congressional Operating Budget and this will be the only source of funds for members’ operating and travel expenses.
  • No Federal government funds shall be used for members’ personal use or for entertainment. Travel to and from member's permanent home will be at the members' personal expense except during periods of Congressional recess. Compensated travel during recess shall be limited to one round trip at established commercial rates. Use of military aircraft is prohibited.
  • It shall be a felony crime, punishable by 5 years in prison and forfeiture of all money or property received for a Congressional or family member who profits from any bill passed by Congress for which said member sponsored or caused to be sponsored unless prior full public disclosure of potential personal benefit is made 15 days prior to final vote. When disclosure is made of potential personal benefit to a member of Congress or his/her family that member will abstain from voting on that legislation.
  • No Tenure / No Pension—A congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay or compensation when they are out of office.
  • Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security. All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, Congress participates with the American people.
  • Stop handing out aid to illegal aliens. Stop allowing babies born to illegal aliens in the United States automatic U.S. citizenship.
  • Have a computer program that cross checks Social Security numbers with fingerprints to stop fraud on many fronts. Require photo ID and proof of citizenship for voter registration. Require photo ID at polling places to vote.
  • Stop Federal bailouts of mortgage companies and banks that give loans to people who cannot afford them.
  • Stop all unnecessary spending so we will have the money for our nation's security, and to help needy and elderly Americans.
  • Stop permitting anyone to have a photo with their face artificially covered on driver's licenses or any other identification documentation .
  • Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.
  • Congress must personally participate in all laws they impose on the American people.
  • All contracts with past and present congressmen are void effective 1/1/12.
  • All legislation submitted must be shown to conform to Constitutional limits.
  • All legislation submitted shall be free of riders or amendments which are not directly related to the original bill, shall be written in common prose, shall be published for public review for a period of 15 days prior to final vote, and shall not exceed 50 pages of single-spaced text.
  • All charges of misconduct or crimes by members shall be investigated by appropriate law enforcement and/or investigative agencies. Congressional 'ethics' or like committees shall not replace or impede such investigations.
  • The Congressional Reform Act of 2011 shall not be modified, amended, or revised except with a 2/3 ratification by all 50 States.

Proposed by Dr. Fred Thompson

October 30, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

America Wake Up!

The prophet Isaiah, writing in the 8th century B.C. (recorded in Isaiah chapter 32, verses 1-8) spoke of a king who would be coming in the last days to:

  • Open people’s eyes.
  • Create understanding in the mind of the rash.
  • Cause stammering, unclear tongues to speak fluently.
  • Deny the power of the fool to be called noble or scoundrels to be highly respected.

Isaiah 32:1-8

1 See, a king will reign in righteousness and rulers will rule with justice. 2 Each man will be like a shelter from the wind and a refuge from the storm, like streams of water in the desert and the shadow of a great rock in a thirsty land. 3 Then the eyes of those who see will no longer be closed, and the ears of those who hear will listen. 4 The mind of the rash will know and understand, and the stammering tongue will be fluent and clear. 5 No longer will the fool be called noble nor the scoundrel be highly respected. 6 For the fool speaks folly, his mind is busy with evil: He practices ungodliness and spreads error concerning the LORD; the hungry he leaves empty and from the thirsty he withholds water. 7 The scoundrel's methods are wicked, he makes up evil schemes to destroy the poor with lies, even when the plea of the needy is just. 8 But the noble man makes noble plans, and by noble deeds he stands. NIV

Granted that this passage does not speak directly to the American political situation, but rather to the situation in ancient Israel. However, the ideas convey clearly the concepts and ideals that are transferable for the governance of any nation purporting to be Christian. Isaiah’s word speaks of a future event far in his future.

He describes fools and scoundrels and a few of their characteristics that are definitely mirrored in our nation today.

Fools:

  • Practice ungodliness and spread error concerning God.
  • Leave the hungry empty.
  • Withhold water from the thirsty.

Scoundrels:

  • Employ wicked methods.
  • Make up evil schemes to destroy the poor with lies, even when their plea is just.

The Nobel King who is prophesied to come is obviously not the American President we may elect. But any person worthy of being our President should embody the characteristics of the Nobel King that Isaiah describes. No longer should we be like cattle or sheep being led to the slaughter. No longer can we simply trust those currently in power to do the right thing.

  • We must be vigilant.
  • We must act.
  • We must hold our leaders accountable.

The coming king will:

  • Make noble plans.
  • Stand by noble deeds.

We are currently being led by the fools and scoundrels of whom Isaiah speaks. Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Frank, Gore and their ilk have acted to flush this once God-fearing, moral nation down the drain. Don’t be na├»ve.

Being led by fallible human beings, yes the United States of America has made mistakes. But the collective heart of the nation is righteous despite the efforts of immoral, selfish, ignoble so-called educators to divert and shape the minds of the generations in whom they have implanted their poisonous ideology.

Obama, et al, and the educators of the NEA have spoken lies intended to deceive the ignorant, murder the innocent by empowering acts of abortion and perform other acts of evil. And they have the audacity to expect us to believe that what they propose is right. Wake up America!!

But the veil is being lifted on their schemes through events like Tea Parties and local meetings calling and holding legislators to account for their acquiesces to the evil being perpetrated against America from within. One does not have to cite the pronouncements of men like Nikita Khrushchev, Lenin, Olinsky to become aware of the insidious efforts being promulgated against this nation. And yet it is those very ideas that are underlying the efforts of our nation's leadership!

Enough is enough America! Let’s act to take back our nation from the forces of abject evil!!

  • Vote to replace ineffective legislators locally and nationally.
  • Deny them the continued power to rule.
  • Change the law (and Constitution as necessary) to deny legislators the power to set up special rules for themselves exempting them from the rules for everyone else.
Two other exhortations from scripture pertinent to our current national leadership problem are:

Jeremiah 29:13

13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. NIV

2 Chronicles 7:14

14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. NIV

As a Christian nation (to whatever extent we really are), we need to earnestly turn to God in repentance, faith and trust.

Enough said. Now, as Dr. Laura Schlessinger says, "Let's go take on the day!"


Monday, March 22, 2010

Where Are We Going?

Where are we going and why are we in a hand basket? This question accurately captures the situation our nation has been put in by Obama and his sycophants. Some allegedly moral legislators one had assumed to have personal integrity have joined the effort to systematically eviscerate our nation and have sold this nation down the river for personal gain.

We are now “circling the drain” even faster with the weight of the single most stupid legislation enacted by Congress in our history. The few sham benefits of this so-called Health Care bill come nowhere near to justifying the cost to America in jobs and our already shell-shocked economy.

America—this should be our wake-up call to give a message to ALL members of this corrupt Congress that we intend to do everything in our power to send them home.

The downside of sending the current membership of the House and Senate home is the embedded cadre of legislative staffers who present a seemingly immovable object of a lifetime of government service (or disservice as it actually is) and who, if allowed to remain in Washington, will provide a base for corruption of the values of any new legislators we send to Washington.

It will take people of the integrity level of a “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” to resist being corrupted. Too many of these lifetime staffers know “where the bodies are buried” and thus can pollute new people we send to set the rules for running this country. Newly-elected legislators refusing to continue employment (or re-employment) of the embedded corruption of this once great nation will remedy the situation. Remove the abject evil-doers from influence!

Only God can help us at this point, but we must prove ourselves genuinely repentant and ready to acknowledge Him to see this land healed from its ills.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

527 Groups Try to Counter Tea Party Efforts

Democrats/Liberal’s Answer to the Tea Party Movement

IRS-classified “527” groups are being formed to counter the largely successful Tea Party groups that have restored a modicum of sanity in several regions of the country as a result of Obama and other liberal’s efforts to shanghai control of the American economy and political machine.

Quoting from a February 10, 2010 GOPOUSA article by Bobby Eberle, “The results [of the Tea Party movement] have been nothing short of incredible. Two gubernatorial victories in New Jersey and Virginia were followed by the stunning upset victory of Scott Brown in Massachusetts. All of these were made possible in part through the anti-big-government, power to the people message that embodies the Tea Party movement. But watch out! Now the left-wing has had enough, and they are forming their own "grassroots" effort to stop the Tea Party momentum. However, it's not grassroots at all. “

Eberle goes on to say,

“In response to the success of the Tea Party movement comes a new anti-Tea Party effort. Dubbed "The Tea Party is Over," the organization seeks to "prevent the Tea Party's dangerous ideas from gaining legislative traction." Dangerous ideas? That's right. That's exactly what the web site states at www.TheTeaPartyIsOver.org.

Our Strategy is simple. This movement is a fad. Some of their ideas include the belief that programs like Social Security and Medicare are socialistic and should never have been created in the first place and that President Obama is a Socialist. Other ideas include undermining the legitimacy of the federal government in favor of a radical rightwing form of state's rights. We need to prevent their dangerous ideas from gaining a legislative foothold. So our strategy is to spread the truth about their dangerous ideas and prevent their policies from taking root in America.”

It is interesting that the IRS chose 527 to designate this class of non-profits given that the Bible in Daniel 5:27 reports the prophet Daniels description of Belshazzar’s hand-writing on the wall event as “you have been weighed in the balance and found wanting.”

Truly the efforts of Obama, democrats and liberals had been weighed in the balance and found wanting!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Oppose the Healthcare Bill

At the following site, you can sign an online petition to voice your opposition to the healthcare bill under consideration by Congress which will bankrupt America.


Although this is an Idaho senator, anyone can use this site to oppose the legislation. In addition, call or e-mail the senators from your state and let him/her know of your opposition to the bill. You might also want to let your senators know that if they vote for this bill, you will vote them out of office in the next election.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Circling the drain


Obama and his sycophants have our nation’s economy circling the drain.

America wake up! We are being sold down the river by those we elected to lead this country. Our so-called President and his “posse” of self-serving elected and appointed officials have begun the process of dismembering this once-great nation.

The solution is to get them out of office and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law.

Nancy Pelosi, Chris Dodd, Barney Frank, Al Gore, et al should be prevented from taking us any further away from our founding principles. Their vision for the nation is one of full government control of all national functions. Some call that communism, some call it socialism. Either way, it is directly counter to the ideals upon which our founding fathers built this nation.

The inmates are now in charge of the asylum! Free speech is being suppressed; individual rights are being boldly stripped from us. We have become the frog in the kettle, slowing having our rights boiled from our bones.

All this because we have trusted untrustworthy people and allowed ourselves to be mesmerized by the illusionary tactics of insidiously self-serving, evil people who say one thing and do another.

How stupid can we allow ourselves to be, accepting the bad science of man-caused global warming, the falsely proclaimed necessity of government bailouts of corporate America? We ought to be smarter than that!

We have been distracted by the government-caused economic crisis, causing far too many of us to lose our means of employment and forcing us to focus on day-to-day survival instead of watching those responsible for staying the course.

Obama’s policies and proclivity to apologize for our previous economic and cultural successes is placing our country at risk for further terror attacks and making us the laughingstock of the world.

This must stop. Americans — stand up, speak out, and take action to reverse the bad decision to yield to the paid-for, charismatic leadership we put in place!