Posts Tagged ‘politics’
I don’t know a whole lot about Gov. Robert Bentley. In fact, I just heard about him today. I don’t know what his political and spiritual views are, but this is less about him than it is about how people have responded to his faith.
Almost immediately after his inauguration he made this statement: “Anybody here today who has not accepted Jesus Christ as their savior, I’m telling you, you’re not my brother and you’re not my sister, and I want to be your brother,”
Is it a little harsh? Yeah, I guess. But people are missing the point when they accuse him of being biased towards Christians. When two Christians meet they have an immediate friendship and ‘brotherhood’ because their Lord and Savior are the same person.
It’s not that non-Christians have less value or are unimportant. It’s about the family of the church. We may disagree about doctrinal beliefs, but what family can you name that doesn’t have it’s own quarrels?
This statement by Bentley wasn’t a political one. He was reaching out with his faith. If he truly hated the non-Christians, he wouldn’t have said anything about Jesus at all.
Have you noticed how things have reversed lately? Racism, contrary to popular belief, is not dead. In fact, it is thriving. But African Americans are no longer the target. Neither are Hispanics, Asians, or any other race. Whites are.
Something is very wrong when you cannot hire a white guy because you don’t have enough black guys working for you. Something is wrong when the government steps in and gives the majority population a slap on the wrists just for being white.
If you want racism to die, let it die. Don’t remind everybody that there used to be prejudice towards race by letting the pendulum swing in the opposite direction. Forcing whites to compensate for past wrongs is like jumper cables to hate.
Perhaps I am coming across a little too frustrated. My problem isn’t with the people, I guess. After all, I believe I am growing up in a “color blind” generation. What a blessed thing that is.
But why can’t the government slap a “mission accomplished” sticker on all these regulations and leave us be?
A very late and very sorry author,
P.S. My next post won’t be so political. I promise.
During one of Obama’s speeches, He left something very important out.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, endowed with certain inalienable rights:
life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
Did you catch it? The declaration of independence says “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.”
Almost, Mr. President. Almost.
He goes on to say “That’s what makes us unique. That’s what makes us strong.”
No, Mr. President. What makes us strong is He who you refuse to even speak of.
I haven’t been this angry in a long time.
In 2008 voters came together to decide the fate of same-sex marriage in California. 52.47% of voters wanted it restricted to only one man and one woman. With a lead of about 504,000 votes, it was an obvious decision.
But lately the government doesn’t care about the opinion of its people.
Yesterday, August 4th 2010, federal judge Vaughn R. Walker told the American people that He understands the constitution better than the rest of us. By stamping the ban as “unconstitutional” He essentially gave the millions of voters a pat on the head while saying “Silly people. Law is government.”
We don’t want this. We told them we don’t want this. We are the people the constitution defends, and it is instead being used against us because a judge fails to interpret it beyond His own nearsightedness.
I’m not going to argue about the morality of homosexuality. I already did that. But I want you to realize where morality comes from:
If there is a God, then it comes from Him.
If there is no god, then it is the opinion of the majority.
But there is a God, and He says no. And the opinion of the majority also says no.
It is a proud and arrogant thing for this judge to say otherwise.
Pray for Him. Pray for Him hard.
In celebration of The National Day of Prayer, the pentagon invited Evangelist Franklin Graham to speak at an event.
But on Thursday the Army informed the public that he would no longer be allowed to speak at the event, because of a remark that he made 9 years ago.
What kind of remark, do you suppose, could prevent a Godly man from preaching at a prayer event? Especially after all these years?
He said that Islam was evil.
That’s it. That’s all he said. No death threats, no racist comments, no terrorist talk. He called a religion, that flew planes into the twin towers, evil. And that got him kicked out of the pentagon.
We are at WAR with Islam, and we can’t even throw a verbal attack at it. The army is using a LOT more than sticks and stones against them, killing many, and we are told “shh” when we use words.
Col. Tom Collins was the spokesmen who stated “Our message to our service and civilian work force is about the need for diversity and appreciation of all faiths.”
So, in other words, accept them as you blow them up.
If this country were half Muslim and half Christian, there would be instant civil war. And the Christians would not be the ones to start it. And I have proof! At this very moment there are Christians living in foreign countries like Iraq and Afghanistan. They are the ones being persecuted, not the Muslims.
If this country were half Atheist and half Muslim, we would still have war. Anybody who is not Muslim is to be killed in Jihad.
And this is not radical Islam, mind you. This is deeply embedded in their faith. I dare you to peak at the Koran, and you will see what I am talking about.
Oh, how this upsets me. They can’t just be anti-Christian anymore. They have to be hypocritical too. We can’t pray in school but they can kill Americans.
If you don’t believe Islam is evil, read this: http://www.nationpains.com/blog/?p=232
P.S I guess this means I’ll never speak at the Pentagon. Can’t say that I’m upset.
A man is giving us an appraisal right now. Boy he knows politics. Although I do not agree with everything He says (Marijuana for example,) He has a lot to say that I do.
For example: the purpose of the government. I have always said that they should only be responsible for our border, our military, our roads and our law enforcement. not our farming, our health care, our hospitals or anything else like that. So when they start all these programs they need a way to fund it. And here is how they do it:
The inheritance tax.
Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Marriage License Tax
Personal Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service Charge T ax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge=2 0Tax
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax
None of these were in existence 100 years ago. I understand that some of them were unnecessary like gasoline taxes. but still, they should go.
Okay, I admit it. I am not a political genius. Not even a little bit. In fact, my views go little beyond what Rush Limbough or Glenn Beck have announced.
So I may be approaching this a little close minded. But then again, my reason has nothing to do with the actual bill.
The #1 reason the bill should not have passed is because the people did not want it to. The majority of American civilians have been crying out against this, yet they forced it into our lives.
So much for freedom, eh?
Now, how is this different from the smoking ban in Michigan, which I support? Well, the current health care that just got eradicated isn’t hurting anybody. Or at least not a viable amount of people, and certainly not as many as the new one will (in my opinion.)
I haven’t been this upset about politics in while. Off goes the radio.
I have always said that having a smoking section in a restaurant is like having a pee section in a pool. The dangers of second hand smoking, over hyped or not, are real. In light of this fact Gov. Granholm has passed a smoke-free law making it illegal to smoke indoors in most of Michigan. Among the few exceptions are the Casinos and Cigar Clubs in Detroit.
Question: is this a violation of our freedom?
I think not. Although the ability to smoke will be taken away from many of our citizens, the health of just as many will be protected. Besides, is it not illegal to smoke marijuana? I would like somebody to tell me why that is illegal, yet smoking in general is not.
Narcotics are addictive, expensive and destructive.
Cigarettes are addictive, expensive and destructive.
Get them both out or neither one. Be consistent in your laws, draw a straight line.
I was worried at first that this law may come too close to violating our freedoms. But when I heard that it only prohibits indoor smoking I saw how health oriented it was, and how it could not be abused.
My brother brought up the point that a man out in the middle of a field smoking would not affect anybody. He should therefore not have his right taken away from him. The outdoors-only detail edifies that.
What do you think? Good or bad law? Is this big Government?
Thanks for reading.
P.S. It takes effect May 1st.
On June 4th, 2009 President Obama spoke in a University at Cairo. I was greatly disturbed by what he had to say.
As a student of history, I also know civilization’s debt to Islam. It was Islam — at places like Al-Azhar — that carried the light of learning through so many centuries, paving the way for Europe’s Renaissance and Enlightenment.
Our debt to Islam? Before I go any further, the men and woman responsible for the inventions and advancements he listed that day, were indeed incredible people. However they lived in a Islamic country that would kill them if they were not Muslim. Their discoveries were dispite their religion, not because of it.
Islam is responsible for the deaths of millions. And when I say Islam, I do not mean radical Islam. I mean TRUE Islam. If you are Muslim and do not believe Christians all over the world should be put to death whatever way possible. you are not a Muslim. You are a light-weight copy.
Here are some verses from the Koran:
NOTICE: This post has been argued as untrue. Here is the link that was given- http://www.hoax-slayer.com/howard-muslim-speech.shtml
With all this talk and fear of political correctness, it is a breath of fresh air to hear a man of authority speaking so plainly about his convictions.
He is the Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, and he has some choice words for Muslims.
Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told on Wednesday to get out of Australia , as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks..
Separately, Rudd angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying he supported spy agencies monitoring the nation’s mosques. Quote:
‘IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT. Take It Or Leave It. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali , we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians. ‘
‘This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom’
‘We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society . Learn the language!’
‘Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.’
‘We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us.’
‘This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom, ‘THE RIGHT TO LEAVE’.’
‘If you aren’t happy here then LEAVE. We didn’t force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted.’