Thursday, December 31, 2009

Articles of Freedom, part 1

The document which has come out of the deliberations of the Continental Congress of 2009 has finally been made available to the public. In this post, I will present and examine the preface, prayer, and the Declaration and Resolves sections of this document. The entire document can be downloaded at

Articles of Freedom Preface

Across many administrations and years, by each branch of government, through each major political party, the Constitution for The United States has been violated. The People have formally Petitioned the Government for Redress of the violations in the most humble of terms. The People and their Petitions have been ignored. Each un-remedied violation has taken its toll with dire impact on our economic interests, our people, our quality and way of life and our international and national reputations.

We hold this Truth to be Self- Evident: Any action, by any branch of the Government, that is repugnant to the Constitution, is null and void.

On November 11, 2009, and for eleven days continuing morning, noon and night, Citizens of America gathered in St. Charles, Illinois, as Delegates from each of forty-eight States, to discuss these violations, and Government’s refusal to be held accountable, and to recommend a course of action to restore Constitutional Obedience in a Constitutional Republic now challenged to Its core. These were not professional legislators, wordsmiths or attorneys.

These were ordinary, non-aligned citizens from across
and all walks of life. They set aside their lives for this Assembly. They represent You and Me, the Free People of America. The conclusion of their efforts is This Document called ‘‘Articles of Freedom.’’

It is proposed that these Articles be distributed to All in the Land with the intent to draw the attention and courage of a “goodly number of millions of People” who, entitled to their Freedom and essential to Its maintenance,
Arise to Restore the Constitution for the
United States of America.
Then and only then shall
America’s Destiny be Fulfilled.

(from Articles of Freedom, the Works of the Continental Congress 2009)

I basically agree with this, here are few knit-picky points:

A lot of the delegates to cc09 were “just ordinary people”, but some of them were attorneys and all (or most all) had a much better knowledge and interest in the Constitution than the average American. Jon Roland of Texas could certainly be described as a wordsmith. At least one member of the delegation had been a state representative (Rick Jore of Montana) and the President of the Continental Congress ran for President of the United States in 2004.

To describe these people as “non-aligned” citizens is also somewhat misleading. Most of them either belong to the Libertarian Party or the Constitution Party. They all seem to have libertarian leanings even though the Constitution only mandates this at federal level.

As far as America’s Destiny being fulfilled, well, I think God is in control of that and we will not have true freedom as long as we continue to turn our backs on him.

The Prayer for Continental Congress 2009

On this day, the eleventh of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand and nine, we turn our attention to Thee and those who Minister with Thee, to Protect and Guard this Nation and the Rights of Free Men.

As we enter into these deliberations, we Humbly ask for Thy Guidance, Illumination, Protection and Peace that we may know Thy Will for our Beloved United States of America and this Continental Congress. Give us the Strength, the Energy and the Courage to do what is Right through this Body.
At all times, Protect those who are gathered here, our loved ones and all who are standing now for the Rights of Free Men, not only in this time together, but as we move forward to Fulfill your Plan.

We ask Thee to Enfold us in that which You Know will enable us to Carry on the Sacred Trust given by our Founding Fathers, through Whom Thy Voice was heard.

We offer all we are or have or ever hope to be into this Service for our Country and Fellow Man. Unite us as One Heart, One Mind, One Body.

We give Thee ALL Credit for All Good that may come from our humble efforts and we ask Thy Great Mercy and Forgiveness for the wrongs which have been committed against the Charters of Freedom which Thou gave to this world through the American People.

May we carry on the Torch of Liberty that all on this earth may one day know the Gifts and Blessings Thou intend for each of us.

We offer this Prayer to Thee, Our Creator and Nature’s God, with a Firm Reliance on the Protection of Divine Providence.


(from Articles of Freedom, the Works of the Continental Congress 2009)

The actual prayer which was given at the beginning of cc2009 did not contain the “Thee’s” and “Thou’s”. But most interestingly, the following statement was omitted from the print version:

Remove from our beings the need to criticize, blame, or condemn any other part of life, knowing that divine justice with have its end.

Unlike the prayer that was given at the 1774 Continental Congress, this prayer was not given in Jesus’ name. But the 1774 prayer was at least read along with this new prayer.

Declaration and Resolves of Continental Congress 2009

In Defense of a Free People, the time has come to reassert our God-Given, Natural Rights and cast off tyranny…

Let the Facts Reveal: The federal government of the United States of America was instituted to secure the Individual Rights of our citizens and instead now threatens our Life, Liberty and Property through usurpations of the Constitution. Emboldened by our own lack of responsibility and due diligence in these matters, government has exceeded its mandate and abandoned those Founding Principles that have made our nation exceptional;

Our servant government has undertaken these unconstitutional actions in direct violation of its enumerated duties, to the detriment of the People’s liberty and the sovereignty of our Republic;

Over many years and spanning multiple political administrations, the People who have, in good conscience, attempted to deliberate our grievances and voice our dissent against these offensive actions through both Petition and Assembly, have been maligned and ignored with contempt;

The People of the several States of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming, justly alarmed at these arbitrary and unconstitutional actions, have met as Citizen-Delegates, and sat in a general Congress, in the city of St. Charles, Illinois;

Whereupon we, as these Citizen- Delegates, have gathered in defense of Divine Justice, Liberty and the principles of limited government, now stand in clear recognition of the Supreme Law of the Land – the Constitution for the United States of America;

Therefore, We demand that Government immediately re-establish Constitutional Rule of Law, lest the People be forced to do so themselves; and we hereby serve notice that in the Defense of Freedom and Liberty there shall be NO COMPROMISE to which we shall ever yield.

21 November 2009

(from Articles of Freedom, the Works of the Continental Congress 2009)

I agree with all of this. Next week I will get into the meat of the document.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

2009 Person of the Year (WorldNetDaily's) is one of my favorite alternative new media news sites. Tuesday December 29th they announced their "Person of the Year." This award, they say, is intended to recognized individuals who make a positive impact on society against great odds. WND's editors narrowed down a list of notable figures to a list of 10 and they invited their readers to add their viewpoints.

Bob Unruh
wrote, “The tea-party participant – the individual who is frustrated America's leaders don't seem to want to "preserve and protect" the republic and gives up his or her own time, talents and money to warn elected leaders to choose the straight and narrow – has been selected by WorldNetDaily editors as WND's 2009 "Person of the Year."”

What a terrific choice. A movement prompted by an ad lib remark by CNBC's Rick Santelli swept the nation between sometime before Tax Day, April 15th, until now. The Tea Parties made the anonymous, obscure, and hitherto silent Tea Party Participant awaken to smell the socialism. The Tea Party Participant began to protest an overbearing and overstepping government.

I had the opportunity to attend several Tea Parties. I made signs. I stood and listened to patriotic speaker extol the virtues of this nation in contrast to the on-going disparaging remarks of the current occupier of the White House and his comrades in harm.

Read Unruh’s
article and watch the embedded videos in his article. It will encourage you to continue to stay involved through Election 2010 when the socialists are displaced by God-fearing, America-loving statesmen and leaders . . . .

What Doctors Say About Government Healthcare Plans

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Quote Unquote

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. .

~Leonardo da Vinci

Monday, December 28, 2009

JW’s 2009 “10 Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians”

Hat tip to twitterer IfYouCanKeepIt where I first saw this important list. Interestingly, 10 of the 11 names mention on this “10 most corrupt policians” list are members of the Democratic Party. Headlining the list is the current Democratic President. What follows are abridged comments for each of the “Most Wanted.”

(Washington, DC December 28, 2009 ) Judicial Watch (JW), the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released its 2009 list of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians.” The list, in alphabetical order, includes:

1. Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT): This marks two years in a row for Senator Dodd, who made the 2008 “Ten Most Corrupt” list for his corrupt relationship with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and for accepting preferential treatment and loan terms from
Countrywide Financial, a scandal which still dogs him . . .

2. Senator John Ensign (R-NV): A number of scandals popped up in 2009 involving public officials who conducted illicit affairs, and then attempted to cover them up with hush payments and favors, an obvious abuse of power. The year’s worst offender might just be Nevada Republican Senator John Ensign. Ensign admitted in June to an extramarital affair with the wife of one of his staff members, who then allegedly obtained special favors from the Nevada Republican in exchange for his silence. According to
The New York Times: “The Justice Department and the Senate Ethics Committee are expected to conduct preliminary inquiries into whether Senator John Ensign violated federal law or ethics rules as part of an effort to conceal an affair with the wife of an aide…” . . .

3. Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA): Judicial Watch is investigating a
$12 million TARP cash injection provided to the Boston-based OneUnited Bank at the urging of Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank. . . . Moreover, Judicial Watch uncovered documents in 2009 that showed that members of Congress for years were aware that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were playing fast and loose with accounting issues, risk assessment issues and executive compensation issues, even as liberals led by Rep. Frank continued to block attempts to rein in the two Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs). . . .

4. Secretary of Treasury Timothy Geithner: In 2009, Obama Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner admitted that he failed to pay $34,000 in Social Security and Medicare taxes from 2001-2004 on his lucrative salary at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), an organization with 185 member countries that oversees the global financial system . . .

5. Attorney General Eric Holder: . . . Judicial Watch
strongly opposed Holder because of his terrible ethics record, which includes: obstructing an FBI investigation of the theft of nuclear secrets from Los Alamos Nuclear Laboratory; rejecting multiple requests for an independent counsel to investigate alleged fundraising abuses by then-Vice President Al Gore in the Clinton White House; undermining the criminal investigation of President Clinton by Kenneth Starr in the midst of the Lewinsky investigation; and planning the violent raid to seize then-six-year-old Elian Gonzalez at gunpoint in order to return him to Castro’s Cuba. Moreover, there is his soft record on terrorism. . . .

6. Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL)/ Senator Roland Burris (D-IL): One of the most serious scandals of 2009 involved a scheme by former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to sell President Obama’s then-vacant Senate seat to the highest bidder. Two men caught smack dab in the middle of the scandal: Senator Roland Burris, who ultimately got the job, and Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. According to the
Chicago Sun-Times, emissaries for Jesse Jackson Jr., named "Senate Candidate A" in the Blagojevich indictment, reportedly offered $1.5 million to Blagojevich during a fundraiser if he named Jackson Jr. to Obama's seat . . .

7. President Barack Obama: During his presidential campaign, President Obama promised to run an ethical and transparent administration. However, in his first year in office, the President has delivered corruption and secrecy, bringing Chicago-style political corruption to the White House. Consider just a few Obama administration “lowlights” from year one:

* Even before President Obama was sworn into office, he was interviewed by the FBI for a criminal investigation of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s scheme to sell the President’s former Senate seat to the highest bidder. (Obama’s Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and slumlord Valerie Jarrett, both from Chicago, are also tangled up in the Blagojevich scandal.)

* Moreover, the Obama administration made the startling claim that the Privacy Act does not apply to the White House. The Obama White House believes it can violate the privacy rights of American citizens without any legal consequences or accountability. President Obama boldly proclaimed that "transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency," but his administration is addicted to secrecy, stonewalling far too many of Judicial Watch's Freedom of Information Act requests and is refusing to make public White House visitor logs as federal law requires.

* The Obama administration turned the National Endowment of the Arts (as well as the agency that runs the AmeriCorps program) into
propaganda machines, using tax dollars to persuade "artists" to promote the Obama agenda. According to documents uncovered by Judicial Watch, the idea emerged as a direct result of the Obama campaign and enjoyed White House approval and participation.

* President Obama has installed a record number of "czars" in positions of power. Too many of these individuals are
leftist radicals who answer to no one but the president. And too many of the czars are not subject to Senate confirmation (which raises serious constitutional questions).

* Under the President’s bailout schemes, the federal government continues to appropriate or control -- through fiat and threats -- large sectors of the private economy, prompting conservative columnist George Will to write: “The administration's central activity -- the political allocation of wealth and opportunity -- is not merely susceptible to corruption, it is corruption.”

* Government-run healthcare and car companies, White House coercion, uninvestigated ACORN corruption, debasing his office to help Chicago cronies, attacks on conservative media and the private sector, unprecedented and dangerous new rights for terrorists, perks for campaign donors – this is Obama’s “ethics” record -- and we haven't even gotten through the first year of his presidency.

8. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA): At the heart of the corruption problem in Washington is a sense of entitlement. Politicians believe laws and rules (even the U.S. Constitution) apply to the rest of us but not to them. Case in point: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her excessive and
boorish demands for military travel. Judicial Watch obtained documents from the Pentagon in 2008 that suggest Pelosi has been treating the Air Force like her own personal airline . . .

9. Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) and the rest of the PMA Seven: Rep. John Murtha made headlines in 2009 for all the wrong reasons. The Pennsylvania congressman is under federal investigation for his corrupt relationship with the now-defunct defense lobbyist PMA Group. PMA, founded by a former Murtha associate, has been the congressman's largest campaign contributor . . .

10. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY): Rangel, the man in charge of writing tax policy for the entire country, has yet to adequately explain how he could possibly
"forget" to pay taxes on $75,000 in rental income he earned from his off-shore rental property. He also faces allegations that he improperly used his influence to maintain ownership of highly coveted rent-controlled apartments in Harlem, and misused his congressional office to fundraise for his private Rangel Center by preserving a tax loophole for an oil drilling company in exchange for funding . . .

Sunday, December 27, 2009

The ultimate resolution for the New Year 2010

Every year people make New Year’s resolutions concerning things they would like to accomplish. You may have something you would like to accomplish. Maybe you are not sure what you would like to accomplish. Let me give you a suggestion of something you might like to consider accomplishing. How about entering the Kingdom of God, if you haven’t already done so?

Do you believe that Jesus is God in flesh? Yes! Do you believe that Jesus is sinless? Yes! That he never sinned and is begotten of God? Yes! Do you believe Jesus died on the cross for you and shed His own precious blood for you? Yes! Do you believe Jesus rose from the dead and appeared to His disciples? Yes!

Then why don’t you repent of your sins and invite Jesus into your heart? You see, the Kingdom of God is within you. You enter into the Kingdom of God by having the Spirit of God enter into you.

A sample prayer is: “Lord Jesus Christ, forgive me of my sins and come into my heart.” You can do it today. Go into the New Year, a new man or a new woman.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Forever Strong (2008)

Forever Strong was one of those real finds in the Wal-Mart $5 DVD bin. You take a chance when you don’t know anything about a movie except what you read on the DVD case. This time I struck it rich. The description from the back of the DVD case read in part, “A stand-up-and-cheer movie about loyalty, courage, and conviction, set amid the intense and often fierce completion of championship rugby?”

First, “Why Rugby?” and second, “What is Rugby?” There is a famous American high school rugby team in Utah that has one a series of championship over its 30+ year existence. Rugby is a sport from which American football evolved. Rugby was born in England. It has never really caught on here like baseball, basketball, football or even soccer. Yet, it is made interesting via this movie.

D-Man2010 on provides this concise summary of the plot of the movie, “Rick Penning lives life just like he plays rugby; fast, hard-hitting and intense. When life on the edge lands him in jail, prison ward Marcus Tate offers him a chance to get back in the game by playing for his rival, Highland Rugby. Reluctantly Rick joins the team where he must adopt the grueling training schedule and unique code of conduct that Coach Gelwix enforces, or finish out the season behind bars. Egos clash as bitter competitors struggle to become a team. An unlikely brotherhood is formed with his Highland teammates, just as Rick is released from jail and sent back home to rejoin his former team, coached by his overbearing father. Heading into a faceoff with Highland at the National Championship, Rick is forced to choose where his loyalty lies."

I like what the real Coach Gelwix says about the movie in one of the DVD special features, which captures his philosophy and Highland Rugby program, “. . . The movie is a collection of stories of things that captured the essence of who we are (the Highland Rugby team & program) . . . It will be a movie that people will watch again and again and because you walk out inspired, you walk out wanting to be a better person . . . The movie accurately portrays who we are, what we teach, and the values we hold dear. Those values are eternal. Those values always work. It will be one of those reminders of what life should be and what life can be, and for all that we are forever grateful for Forever Strong.”


I give the movie a ****1/2 out of *****. It is an excellent value to either rent or purchase or watch on TV when it comes around. I highly recommend it to the sports fan or non sports fan. It is inspirational and dramatic. It is the story of character, second chances and victory in life and on the field of play. The acting is good and you really get a real orientation and appreciation of the game of Rugby, which before I watched this movie I knew next to nothing about. It's really a tough game, even tougher than American football, where you wear helmets and shoulder pads . . .

Have you seen this movie? Let me know what you think of it is you have seen it or will see it.

Friday, December 25, 2009

The Transcendent Truth of Christmas

We at A Good Choice . . . wish each of you a very Joyous and Merry Christmas, as we celebrate the most important birth in all of history. Daily on this blog we try to proclaim the truth. There are organizations that are dedicated to doing their best to defend God’s Truth about specific issues such as homosexuality, abortion, education, pornography, decency and/or marriage all in a hostile and worldly culture. On our blog we try to touch on a wide range of topics including those mentioned above. However, most importantly, we must remember that there is only one transcendent Truth (Jesus Christ), and people’s attitude toward Him often dictates their commitment to or rejection of truth on these cultural matters.

Jesus Christ is that Truth: God’s own Son who departed from glory and humbled Himself to become man who obediently died a humiliating death on a cross — to pay the punishment that
each of us deserves for our sins.

Jesus Christ’s
“free gift” of salvation is available to all, but many choose darkness over the light. No mere wise teacher, Jesus alone could make the stunning and exclusive claim: “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father but by Me.” (John 14:6) Because unlike any other religious leader in history, Jesus was not just a man. He triumphed over death! “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?" (1 Corinthians 15: 55) And even as being born again through life-changing belief in Christ is the eternal hope of every man and woman, no one can reach heaven without believing in Christ. And no one can escape His judgment. (John 3: 1-21)

An America that dishonors Jesus Christ is an America headed toward oblivion, and ultimately a return to Christ — that is, a return to God — alone can save our troubled, disobedient land. A pale imitation of Christ’s humility — in the form of Americans swallowing their pride, self-centeredness and shallow religion, and returning to God in repentance — is the key to America becoming truly great.

This holiday season, we urge you to contemplate Jesus Christ, and pass Him on, as it were, to others. If you are a steadfast critic of this blog, A Good Choice . . . or if you are a critic of the myriad of organization fighting on the right side of the culture war such as:

· American Family Association (AFA),
· Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH),
· American Life League (ALL),
· Alliance Defense Fund (ADF),
· Concerned Women of America (CWA),
· Eagle Forum,
· Exodus Mandate,

· Faith2Action (F2A),
· Family Research Council (FRC),
· Liberty Council (LC),
· etc,

- and if you are one who does not believe in the Christ of the Bible, please forget the “Culture War” for a moment and honestly consider the claims of Christ, perhaps starting in the Gospels. Let each of us pledge to get deeper into God’s divinely inspired Word, the Bible, in 2010. Who can doubt that one will become a better and more godly person for doing so?

Below these powerful verses in Philippians about Christ’s humility and exaltation are Charles Wesley’s biblically faithful lyrics for “Hark the Herald Angels Sing!” Let us together “Hail the Son of Righteousness!” this holiday season! May the Lord richly bless you and yours.

“Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made Himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.

“And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to death — even death on a cross!

“Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (
Phillipians 2: 5-11; NIV)

Hark the Herald Angels Sing!
.Hark the herald angels sing
“Glory to the newborn King!
Peace on earth and mercy mild

God and sinners reconciled”
Joyful, all ye nations rise
Join the triumph of the skies
With the angelic host proclaim:
“Christ is born in Bethlehem”
Hark! The herald angels sing
“Glory to the newborn King!”

Christ by highest heav’n adored
Christ the everlasting Lord!

Late in time behold Him come
Offspring of a Virgin’s womb
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see
Hail the incarnate Deity
Pleased as man with man to dwell
Jesus, our Emmanuel
Hark! The herald angels sing
“Glory to the newborn King!”

Hail the heav’n-born Prince of Peace!
Hail the Son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings
Ris’n with healing in His wings
Mild He lays His glory by
Born that man no more may die
Born to raise the sons of earth
Born to give them second birth
Hark! The herald angels sing
“Glory to the newborn King!”


“Hark the herald angels sing” Christmas Carol was written by Charles Wesley, brother of John Wesley founder of the Methodist church, in 1739. A sombre man, he requested slow and solemn music for his lyrics and thus “Hark the herald angels sing” was sung to a different tune initially. Over a hundred years later Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) composed a cantata in 1840 to commemorate Johann Gutenberg’s invention of the printing press. English musician William H. Cummings adapted Mendelssohn’s music to fit the lyrics of “Hark the herald angels sing” already written by Wesley. Source:

This post was based on the content of an an email I received from Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality. I borrowed much of it, adapting and expanding it. I totally agree with the essence of the original message.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Biggest Lie of the Year?

What about Obama's promise that we would be out of Iraq by September?

Obama's Job Fair

Christmas Funnies

It seems like Christmas shopping is moot. People buy everything that want during the year, so then there is nothing left to buy for them at Christmas.

1. What do you get for somebody that has everything they want?

2. What will a bald man say if you give him a comb for Christmas.

3. What did the Doctor say to the kleptomaniac Christmas shopper?

4. What do you say if the holiday meal is more satisfactory than any of the gifts you ever get?

5. What did the mother say to the child who asked for dog for Christmas?


1. Something that they don’t want. (Preferably something that you already have and don’t want yourself, that way you aren’t wasting any money.)

2. “I’ll never part with it.”

3. "Try this medicine...and if it doesn't work come back and bring me a new video camera."

4. “I don’t care if my stocking is stuffed, as long as my stuffing is stocked.”

5. "No! You can have turkey like everyone else!"

OK, these jokes are pretty lame, but this Christmas season, the teachings of Christ are really the most important gift you can give. Send the following link to someone you know who needs to know the Lord.

The Sands of Christmas

I got this from my local 912 group:

I had no Christmas spirit when I breathed a weary sigh,

and looked across the table where the bills were piled too high.
The laundry wasn't finished and the car I had to fix,

My stocks were down another point, the Bengals lost by six.

And so with only minutes till my son got home from school,

I gave up on the drudgery and grabbed a wooden stool.
The burdens that I carried were about all I could take,

and so I flipped the TV on to catch a little break.

I came upon a desert scene in shades of tan and rust,

No snowflakes hung upon the wind, just clouds of swirling dust.
And where the reindeer should have stood before a laden sleigh,

Eight hummers ran a column right behind an M1A.

A group of boys walked past the tank, not one was past his teens,

Their eyes were hard as polished flint, their faces drawn and lean.
They walked the street in armor with their rifles shouldered tight,
their dearest
wish for Christmas, just to have a silent night.

Other soldiers gathered, hunkered down against the wind,

To share a scrap of mail and dreams of going home again.
There wasn't much at all to put their lonely hearts at ease,

They had no
Christmas turkey, just a pack of MRE's.

They didn't have a garland or a stocking I could see,

They didn't need an ornament-- they lacked a
Christmas Tree.
They didn't have a present even though it was tradition,

the only boxes I could see were labeled "ammunition".

I felt a little tug and found my son now by my side,

He asked me what it was I feared, and why it was I cried.
I swept him up into my arms and held him oh so near

and kissed him on the forehead as I whispered in his ear.

There's nothing wrong, my little son, for safe we sleep tonight,

our heroes stand on foreign land to give us all the right,

to worry about the things in life that really mean nothing at all,

instead of wondering each day if we will be the next to fall.

He looked at me as children do and said it's always right,

to thank the ones who help us and perhaps that we should write.
And so we pushed aside the bills and sat to draft a note,

to thank the many far from home, and this is what we wrote,

God bless you all and keep you safe, and speed your way back home.
Remember that we love you so, and that you're not alone.
The gift you give, you share with all, a present every day,

You give the gift of liberty and that we can't repay.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A Politically Correct (PC) Christmas?

"Twas the Month Before Christmas"

Twas the month before Christmas
When all through our land,
Not a Christian was praying
Nor taking a stand.

See the PC Police had taken away
The reason for Christmas -- no one could say.
The children were told by their schools not to sing,
About shepherds and wise men and angels and things.

It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say –
December 25th is just a "holiday."
Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit,
Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!

CDs from Madonna, an X Box, and I-Pod,
Something was changing, something quite odd!
Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanza
In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.

As Targets were hanging their trees upside down
At Lowe's the word "Christmas" was nowhere to be found.
At K-Mart and Staples and Penney's and Sears,
You won't hear the word "Christmas" -- it won't touch your ears.

Inclusive, sensitive, di-ver-si-ty
Are words that were used to intimidate me.
Now Daschle, now Darden, now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen,
On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton!

At the top of the Senate there arose such a clatter
To eliminate Jesus in all public matter.
And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith,
Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace.

The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded,
The Reason for the Season, stopped before it started.
So as you celebrate "winter break" under your "dream tree,"
Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.

Choose your words carefully, choose what you say,
Shout MERRY CHRISTMAS ... not Happy Holiday!

-- Anonymous Author

We the People Have Awakened! Ray Stevens' New Song & Lyrics

Growing up, Ray Stevens was one of my all-time favorite singers. His songs, Like Ahab the Arab and Gitarzan and Everything is Beautiful are all memorable classics. I had not heard from him for awhile. He's a comic genius.
I have to give a hat tip to Darla from who sent me a link to the YouTube music video below. The song expresses exactly the sentiments of the majority of Americans toward ObamaCare, the government-run healthcare grab being foisted on US this week by the Senate. Another hat tip to where I found the lyrics of this most meaningful and truth-filled anthem.

We the People
by Ray Stevens
It’s gonna be a big heart breaker,
Grandma needs a new pace maker,
And the doctor says, “I realize she’s ill,
But there’s talk of legislation, on all our medication,
and maybe all we can do is put her on a pain pill.”

Whoa, me! Hey, Congress!

You vote Obamacare,
We’re gonna vote you outta there!
We the People have awakened to your tricks.
You vote to let this pass,
You’ll be out on your ____!
‘Cause we the people have awakened…

And to put it in words you might understand, if you had the common sense that God gave a billy goat, you’d no doubt noticed that your constituents, the electorate – that’s us, voters – are onto your
· pork-barrel-
· special-interest-
· tax-and-spend-

Or, to put it more succinctly, “Heh, heh, heh, Thwwwwwwwwp!”

We’ve heard from Hannity, Beck, and Limbaugh,
What you’ve got in mind for Grandma,
And we found this O’Reilly fella on Fox.
We’re kinda like Joe the Plumber,
And when WE crunch the numbers,
It all adds up to votin’ you out at the ballot box!

He he he he he he…

You vote Obamacare,
We’re gonna vote you outta there!
We the People have awakened to your tricks.
You vote to let this pass,
You’ll be out on your ____!
‘Cause we the people have awakened…

And to put it mildly, we’re harboring feelings of extreme alienation, due to copious amounts of horse manure that have been shoveled out of the White House AND the Capitol Building, and we sense that we are being royally defecated upon. (Ha ha!) Yeah, we’re gettin’ the impression that you think we are not relevant to these proceedings, and dismissing our input into the situation.

Please tell Nancy Pelosi,
We’re gonna do the Hokey Pokey,
Put the “right” ones in,
Pull the “left” ones out.

You vote Obamacare,
We’re gonna vote you outta there!'
We the People have awakened to your tricks.
You vote to let this pass,
You’ll be out on your ____!
Yeah, we the people have awakened…

And you might want to start looking for another line of work. How ’bout the medical profession? Ha ha. Yeah, they’re gonna need every one that can put up with the red tape and the pay cut. Hey, why don’t you
· kill every last job,
· tax every last penny, and
· infringe on every God-given right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?!
‘Cause let me tell you, ain’t NOBODY happy with you!

We the People have awakened…

And it occurs to me that you might really like it down in Venezuela!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

God's crowning creation is not nature

I drove past a billboard similar to the one above on Sunday enroute to Chruch where may friend and fellow-blogger was preaching on Sunday morning. It jumped out at me. The creator's greatest creation is not the earth, nor is it the vastness of the universe or the complexity of the cell. It is the wonder of the conception, growth, development, and death of each and every human being. The souls of men and women and the Word of God are the two things that will endure throughout eternity. I must live in that reality.

What a stark contrast to the secular humanist, evolutionary worldview which purpores man's reason rules, not God, that there is no Creator, that there is no ultimate designer.

Monday, December 21, 2009

ObamaCare is Pro-Death!

The so-called Health Care Reform Bill, which Senator Harry Reid is trying to ramrod through the Senate before Christmas, is also being referred to as ObamaCare. ObamaCare is socialized medicine, it is nationalized medicine, and it is Government-run or controlled or mandated healthcare. Abortion, or more accurately called, baby-murder, is treated as healthcare under this wicked and vile bill. That is an outrage.

Judie Brown, President of the American Life League (ALL) on last Friday’s Crosstalk America radio show talked about President Barry Soetoro a/k/a Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and many others throughout the Administration as “people committed to the culture of death.” That is a very apt description.

Regardless of whether the healthcare “reform” bill contains abortion funding or not, Judie Brown listed many reasons why her organization, ALL, opposes the bill. Here they are:

(1) It will mandate ('comprehensive") sex-education in the schools. (It will eliminate any funding for the more effective abstinence based sex-education.)
(2) It will ration healthcare for the elderly. (Can you say Death Panels?)
(3) It will discriminate against the elderly, the terminally ill, and the severely disabled.
(4) It provides millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood.
(5) It will make it impossible for parents to know what happens with their children in the classroom.
(6) It will fund human Embryonic Stem Cell Research.
(7) It will fund baby-murder (abortion).

Kill the Health Care “Reform” Bill! Yes, kill it before it institutionalizes the killing of more babies, the elderly and those on the socialist-eugenicists hit list!

America’s Treasonous National Leadership?

Hat tip to Bonnie of the Mansfield North Central Ohio Tea Party Association who notified me of the following Comment or Letter to the Editor written by William Anderson, which appeared in Sunday’s (12/20/09) Mansfield News Journal:

When our public officials take actions contrary to the good of the country, it’s treason

How can it not be treason?

*** When a president and his administration of liberals and conservatives continually cicumvent the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, ignore laws and rules, established recedents and bypass all proper procedures to force issues on U.S. citizens that are clearly against the national good.

*** When congressmen announce that they will pass legislation (even though their onstituents are vehemently against it) and will do so without even reading the proposals.

*** When a president constantly apologizes to non- supportive and enemy nations to purposely debilitate and destroy our just, rightful and hard-earned place in the world, business, financial, political and military communities.

*** When a president moves to disallow the earned benefits and birth-righted privileges of working Americans to give those same rights and benefits to career welfare recipients, illegal aliens and enemy immigrants.

*** When a government passes laws to take legally-owned firearms from law abiding citizens, while knowing that gun control has never, anywhere controlled crime and has always, everywhere left citizens defenseless against oppressive governments and criminals.

*** When an administration spends almost a million dollars of taxpayers' money to blockade the display of documents concerning the true nationality, place of birth, birth certificate, passports, exchange student and school records of a president, when it would be so simple to produce the documents -- if in fact he were truly not an impostor.

From this nation's birth, each administration has had either a president or one or more high-ranking officials who have committed treasonous acts. When, in 200 years, none of those, all-inclusive, have equaled the treasonous, anti-Constitutional acts or such seriousness of such numbers as the administration has in its less-than-a-year duration.

How can this not be treason when a president, his congress, his handlers and his administration place our nation in a state of preventable indebtedness with the intent to break the very fabric of our United States and then relinquish ownership of our nation to our many professed enemies?

Is it treason? Yes -- to the Nth degree.

Presidental Report Card, B+?

Cartoon by William Warren as found on blog 12/18/09

See also my recent article "Is the President Making the Grade?"

Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Gift of Christmas

"It came without ribbons. It came without tags.
It came without packages, boxes or bags.
And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before.
'What if Christmas,' he thought, 'doesn't come from a store?'
What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?"

Dr. Seuss said it well: Christmas is more than what we buy at a store.

This is the day in which church leaders in millennia past have chosen to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. It need not matter that He was not actually born on December 25, 4 BC. The fact that Jesus was born is what is significant. The angels proclaimed to the shepherds, “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior which is Christ the Lord (Luke 2:11).” The fact that a Savior, sent by God, for all of mankind, came from heaven to earth is significant.

The Apostle Paul writes that, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God (Rom. 3:23).” Further he writes, “The wages of sin is death.” Each one of us earns death as a result of our sin. This death is eternal separation from God and everlasting torment by fire. After hell is the judgment, and then follows confinement in a place called, “The Lake of Fire,” which is the second death (Rev. 21:8; 20:14). You do not want to go there. Nor does God want you to go there.

This is why God sent a Savior. Jesus lived a sinless life and was born without any sin (Heb. 4:15; II Cor. 5:21). He took the sins of the whole world in His own body on the cross and endured the wrath of God against Himself for those sins (I Pet. 2:24; I John 2:2; Mark 15:34).

The Apostle Paul writes that, “The gift of God is eternal lift through Jesus Christ our Lord (Rom. 3:23). John the Baptist said, “Behold the Lamb of God which taketh away the sins of the world (John 1:29).” God paid, through Jesus, the right to forgive you of your sins and give you eternal life. To receive this gift you must believe on Jesus and repent of your sins.

Receive God’s free gift this Christmas, His Son . . . A sample prayer is, “Lord Jesus Christ, forgive me of my sin and come into my heart.”

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Scare Tactics

“President (Soetoro a/k/a) Obama has told Republicans to stop trying to frighten the American people.
“(Soetoro alias) Obama then went off to give a speech about catastrophic global warming, the evil insurance industry, and fat cat bankers.”

- - - NewsBusted, Episode 12/18/09

NewsBusted is a conservative comedy webcast about the news of the day, uploaded every Tuesday and every Friday. Their newest NewBusted episode includes the excerpt above.See right panel of this blog and click on the picture to watch this 2-3 minute comedy YouTube video.

Copenhagen & the red planet

Check out this informative Americans for Prosperity YouTube video. It reveals what else the climate change protesters in Copenhagen are promoting.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Hoax & Change

Hat tip to Bo who sent me an email containing the real theme of candidate and President Barry Soetoro, alias, Barack Obama . . . From 'Hope & Change' to 'Hoax & Change' . . .

What more appropriate a slogan for the man who is in Copenhagen at this hour at the Climate Change Summit trying to broker an America sovereignty-stripping deal based on the global warming/climate change hoax!

The real reason for the season . . .

Sign of the Times

According to an email I received yesterday from the Ohio Christian Alliance, "The “Merry Christmas Billboard Ladies” encourage Cincinnati residents to verbalize their Christmas sentiments. You’ll notice one of their billboards on southbound I-75, between the Norwood Lateral and Mitchell Avenue, reminding travelers to keep “Merry Christmas” in the season."

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Is science being prostituted?

Cartoon by Adam Stiles as found on on 12/16/09

“Some United Nations’ scientists claim the past ten years were the hottest decade ever.

“And if you need any proof, they’ll gladly make it up for you.”

- - - NewsBusted, Episode 12/15/09

NewsBusted is a conservative comedy webcast about the news of the day, uploaded every Tuesday and every Friday. Their newest NewBusted episode includes the excerpt above.See right panel of this blog and click on the picture to watch this 2-3 minute comedy YouTube video.

Al Gore: The great exaggerator?

The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch runs a regular feature in its newspaper identifying an important issue to the local community and asking the vote of the readers on that issue along with comments. Occasionally I will respond and comment on the issue raised, as I did to yesterday’s topic.

The Hot Issue, Monday December 15, 2009:

Do you think the threats about global warming are correct, or have they been exaggerated?

___ Yes, they are correct
­­_X_ No
, they are exaggerated

Here is my response to the Hot Issue Question.

The threats that Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and man-caused global warming are an exaggeration and they are a bold face lie, as well. Al Gore is a charlatan. His film “Inconvenient Truth” should more aptly be named “Inappropriate Lies” in referring to carbon dioxide as a poison or in promoting the lie of anthropological-caused global warming. Isn’t Climategate proof enough that scientists will fabricate for the purpose of gaining or sustaining their funding? Drs. Michael Mann and Phil Jones among others are shyster scientists and are prime examples.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Is the President Making the Grade?

President Barry Soetoro a/k/a Barack Obama rates his own first year’s performance as a B+. Yes, in your dreams, maybe, Mr. President. However, in reality it is much different.

A president as inept, as inexperienced, as naïve, and as a leftist partisan as this one deserves, at best, an F, overall. But, as someone well notes, if we give him in F he may have to repeat a year, which would be extremely bad for the county. We would be blessed by God, if He holds the nation together until after the 2010 elections.

I just thought of an apt a few new slogan for this president, “Un-elect ‘em in 2012!” or maybe, “Impeachment in 2010.”

Here’s how I would breakdown his performance to date:
Ego and Arrogance-----------------------------------------------A
Tenacity in carrying out the Leftist agenda---------------A
Representing America abroad ------------------------------- F
Apologizing for America----------------------------------------A
Applying lessons learned from “Rules for Radicals”---A+
Support for the Military---------------------------------------- D-
Understanding the true nature of Islam ------------------ F
Supporting the sanctity of life -------------------------------F
Supporting student education-------------------------------F
Supporting teacher unions-----------------------------------A+
Supporting the homosexual agenda ---------------------- A
Managing the media --------------------------------------------A
Dealing with criticism-------------------------------------------F
Managing domestic energy development------------------F
Supporting a comprehensive pro-death agenda---------A
Managing the economic collapse ----------------------------F
Causing or prolonging the economic collapse-----------A
Curtailing earmarks----------------------------------------------F
Reading the teleprompter-------------------------------------B+
Bowing to foreign leaders-------------------------------------A
As a European Socialist-----------------------------------------A
As an American Tea Party Patriot---------------------------F
Selecting/Nominating moral & upstanding staff---------F
Respecting the Constitution----------------------------------F
Conforming to the Humanist Manifesto-------------------A+
Spending money-------------------------------------------------A
Reducing the national debt & deficit------------------------F
Bringing ACORN to justice------------------------------------F
Closing Gitmo----------------------------------------------------D
Leadership ability------------------------------------------------F
Campaigning & Organizing------------------------------------A

He is failing miserably and bringing the nation down with him. I encourage anyone and everyone to expand the list where maybe I missed a key point. Just add your comments by clicking on the comment button below.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Twenty Ten – Take Back America Anthem

Hat Tip to K.C. who sent us a link to this new music video from black unhyphenated American conservative Lloyd Marcus. His songs have been instrumental in this year’s Tea Party movement. Below the embedded video are the lyrics tp the song.Want to Subscribe?

Twenty Ten
Lloyd Marcus

Start spreading the news
I’m telling you today
We’re taking back America
In Twenty Ten

Must come to an end
‘Cause we’re gonna vote them out
In Twenty Ten

I wanta wake up in an America where I can
Speak as I please
Without ACORN thugs
Breaking my knees

I read that Pelosi blues
Will soon melt away
We’re taking the House and Senate
In Twenty Ten

If we can stop them there
Their AGENDA doesn’t have a prayer
But it’s up to you
In Twenty Ten

In Twenty Ten
I wanta wake up in An America where I speak as I please
To find my freedom restored, ACORN is out,
No ObamaCare, Reid and Pelosi are gone

My Ohhhhbama blues
Are melting away
We’re gonna take back America
In Twenty Ten

And, if we can stop them there
Their SOCIALIST AGENDA, it doesn’t have a prayer
But it is up to you to come through
In Twenty Ten . . . 2010

Sunday, December 13, 2009

How I Know Barack Hussein Obama is not a Christian, Part 5

This is the fifth in a series of articles offering evidence that our President is not a Christian, despite what he or anyone else may claim.
While running for the Presidency as a candidate, Barack Husain Obama said that he would use the bully pulpit of the Presidency to promote homosexuality. He has since appointed several homosexuals to positions in his administration and supports its teaching in the schools. While there are clergy and church going people who believe homosexuality is acceptable. People who know nothing about Christianity and God’s word may consider that this is acceptable, but those, who are Christians and know something about Christianity and God’s word, know that homosexuality is a sin.

God says in His word that He hates homosexuality. God clearly states, “You shall not lie with mankind as with womankind, it is abomination (Leviticus 18:22).” God said that this is what the inhabitants of Canaan had done before them, and the land was defiled (Leviticus 18:26,27). God promised Israel that the land in which they were to live would spew them out of the land for their wickedness if they did evil. They disobeyed God by breaking His commandments and were cast out of the land. Sodom engaged itself in homosexuality and God rained fire and brimstone on them burned them up and totally destroying them. Homosexuals have been referred to as Sodomites for a long time, until political correctness intervened in our culture.

America, like Sodom, has engaged in homosexuality. They did it openly and without shame. America is promoting homosexuality openly and without shame. Isn’t it interesting that while supporting homosexuality Obama also wants to get rid of the American nuclear arsenal? This would make America vulnerable to nuclear attack. Conceivably, America could one day be destroyed by a nuclear attack due to our disobedience to God and unpreparedness.

By virtue of creation every person is the property of God. God says, "Behold all souls are mine. As the soul of the father is mine so also is the soul of the son mine. The soul that sins, it shall die (Ezekiel 18:4)."

President Obama shows no God consciousness! He is acting contrary to God’s word.

If you want God consciousness you must repent of your sins and invite Jesus into our heart, for salvation from the consequences of your sins (Luke 24:46-48). When Jesus comes into your heart, you are saved, forgiven, made a new creature by the Holy Spirit, given eternal life and that makes one a Christian (Revelation 3:20; II Corinthians 5:17; I John 5:10-12; Romans 8:9).

A sample prayer is, “ Lord Jesus Christ come into my heart and forgive me of my sins.” The alternative is to perish, which is to be tormented endlessly by fire.


Luke 24:46-49
And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And ye are witnesses of these things. And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.

Revelation 3:20
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

II Corinthians 5:17
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

I John 5:10 -12
He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

Romans 8:9
But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

Romans 1:18-19
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath showed it unto them.

Romans 1:20-23
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse. Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

Rom 1:24-27
Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.

Romans 1:28-32
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.