BIBLE GATEWAY

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Patriot or Terrorist?

Senator Harry Reid of Nevada has referred to Cliven Bundy and his supporters as "domestic terrorists". He further asserts that they have broken the law and need to be prosecuted. Mind you, these are American citizens whom Reid has denigrated to the level of common criminal for merely exercising their rights guaranteed by the constitution.

Meanwhile, this same senator refers to those who are not American citizens and have entered this country illegally as decent hard working people who just want a chance at a better life. Furthermore, he is determined to give it to them and is against any criminal action against them. Something is wrong here!

The fact is Reid fears and rightfully so, the actions of determined patriots. These people have had with an all intrusive government controlled by crooked lying politicians. They're ready to take a stand and defend this land that they love. They're willing to stand with those they see as oppressed and guarantee it with their lives. They're not terrorists, they're patriots.

Reid defends the illegals because he has every intention of seeing them granted citizenship and voting Democrat. He will give that all the goodies at the expense of the very people he refers to as terrorists. What hypocrisy!

I never dreamed I would live to see the day when obeying the law was terrorism and breaking it was heroism! 

Monday, February 10, 2014

He CANNOT Do Anything He Wants To Do!

Barack Obama was heard to say recently, "I can do anything I want"! Guess what, your royal highness, no you can't! You are employed by the citizens of the United States of America! You are not a king, an emperor, or any other kind of absolute ruler! I realize how full of yourself you are but you need to take a gander inside the truth mirror. Your actions are becoming more reprehensible each day.

The more this guy hangs around, the more I believe that he is a product of outcome based education. Here's a person who supposedly taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago yet demonstrates shear ignorance of the constitution. Instead of looking into the truth mirror, he looks into the mirror that says "You're the fairest of them all"!

Barack Obama is not the great leader he claims to be. He's a great agonizer, not organizer. He's an intimidater, not an encourager. He's a loser, not a winner. I don't feel any excitement when he speaks, I feel resentment. He brings this feelin out from me. It wasn't always there but it evolved from the time he first ran for senator in 2004. At that time, I actually liked him even though I knew we were on different sides politically. Unfortunately, His arrogant and condescending attitude has moved my feelings for him to the negative side.

As Obama continues to defy the constitution and make laws at his virtual command, I'm hoping someone steps forward to get in his way and say no! I can only hope but in the meantime, its almost three years until 2017. God help us survive!


Wednesday, December 25, 2013

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Merry Christmas! Today we celebrate the miraculous birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Not only did the miracle of his birth and his whole life turn the world upside down, but the nine months leading up to it did as well!

Mary was a single woman engaged to a man named Joseph. The Bible tells us that she was a Godly and devoted woman. I assume that Joseph was much the same. Can you imagine what went through his head when Mary joyfully announced to him, "Joseph, I'm going to have a baby! Isn't that wonderful?" I can imagine his thoughts were 'How could you do this to me?", not to mention what the town folk would think!

Despite all that, God assured Joseph all was in his plan and he married Mary and adopted Jesus as his step son. As Jesus when through the process of growing up, Joseph and Mary saw conflict wherever Jesus went. From his youth he was amazing and often upsetting the theologians of that time. 

As he grew older and started his ministry, the truth he stated was too much for the hypocrites of that era. Amazingly, the poor and weak took him at his word but the wealthy and wise saw him as a threat to their power and eventually succeeded in stirring up the crowds to kill him. At least they thought they had killed him and were rid of him! Not so!

Over two thousand years later and he's still with us! And yes, they are still trying to destroy him! The war on Christmas continues while the aggressors take time off for Christmas break! What blatant hypocrisy!

In Dallas, a group of grade school kids made Christmas cards for the patients at the VA Hospital but had them rejected. Guess why? Because they said "Merry Christmas"! Excuse? These cards might offend others who have different religious beliefs! If they have other beliefs, then don't give them a card. Furthermore, how come they still get the benefits of the holiday that is so offensive? Isn't political correctness so wonderful, especially at this time of year?

Don't let it get to you! I'm not. I'm going to enjoy this day and the rest of this week celebrating the birth of the only perfect man in history who was and is the only son of God. He came to this earth with a purpose to give his life in sacrifice for each and everyone of us to deliver us from the punishment of sin which we so rightfully deserved! He gave himself as the perfect gift. I've accepted his gift, how about you? Celebrate this day by taking his gift of eternal life! Once again, Merry Christmas!


Friday, November 22, 2013

November 22, 1963, A Hero Dies In Dallas!

On November 22, 1963, a real American hero was murdered in cold blood. That hero's name was J. D. Tippit, a Dallas police officer. Sorry to blind side you all, I know you were all thinking I was referencing President Kennedy. This post is in no way an attempt to down play that tragic day. However, In the scuffle, the death of officer Tippit has almost been totally forgotten. 

For those of you who have forgotten or never knew, officer Tippit was murdered by Lee Harvey Oswald during a routine traffic stop shortly after he shot and killed President Kennedy. Some of you may be conspiracy theorists but let that rest for now.

Officer Tippit was a fine church going man with a wife a three young kids. He was a decorated veteran of World War 2 and an eleven year veteran of the Dallas Police Force. Ordinarily, he'd have been working with a partner but on that day, everyone was on patrol by themselves because of the anticipation of the President's visit. Officer Tippit had stopped Oswald to question him and in a moment of carelessness, Oswald pulled a gun a shot him dead. It was because of this very action that he was shortly apprehended and eventually connected to Kennedy's assassination. There was bare mention of it except to say how Tippit's murder led to Oswald.

In the meantime, the media led the country in a mourn fest for the Kennedys. All about the President's kids, his wife his parents, his siblings, and his friends grieving. As I said in the beginning, I don't mean to minimize the grief we all felt at that time. It was very painful.

Unfortunately, we show by our coverage that in the real scheme of things, the average man on the street, is often considered collateral damage when a tragedy such as this occurs. How many of us can name the Secret Service agent who took a bullet for President Reagan? [Tim McCarthy if you didn't know!]

So here we are fifty years later and where are the questions for the Tippit kids who no doubt by now have grand kids? Is this not a painful day for them as well? I'm sure their mom feels pain. In fact, she was attending the ceremonies at the plaza today. Still, did anybody notice or even care?

To their credit, shortly after the Dallas tragedy, President Johnson, Robert Kennedy, and Jackie Kennedy sent their condolences to Marie Tippit. At one point, she even exchanged letters with Mrs. Kennedy. There was support from the common man as over $500,000 in donations came in to supplement the $250 per month policy but the media had little or no interest.

Now, as the country remembers the death of Kennedy, the family finds themselves again reliving their tragedy. The three kids have experienced a lifetime of grief from drugs to crime. The oldest, Allan is currently dying from cancer after a lifetime of struggle. Brenda keeps to herself and Curtis has little or no memory of his dad. Marie has been married and divorced twice.

Yes, I still get a sick feeling as I think about President Kennedy being killed. However, there was more than enough grief and sadness to cover for his family. In my opinion, the Tippit family didn't fair as well and I wanted to bring it to mind!


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

It Pays to Read it, Before You Sign it!

I hate to admit it but Obama was initially right when he said you could keep your insurance if you liked it. What he didn't tell you was anything about the narrow parameters required to keep it. I read the initial bill and found those parameters. Here's what it said.

If you have an existing insurance plan, you make keep it as long as it was in effect at the time of the signing of this bill and it meets the minimum standards for the Affordable Care Act. However, if any changes are made to your plan, no matter how minute, your plan will become null and void.

Further down the page, the bill boast that over a period of time, at the discretion of the administrator, the plan will be upgraded and improved. In effect, the changes made by the administrator will render your coverage null and void because it will no longer resemble the government plan. The Demoncrats in Congress created a lose/lose situation with this plan.

Yes, Obama was correct in his statement as far as it went. However, as is commonplace with Progressive Marxists, the devil was in the details and the details were never allowed to see the light of day!