Most governments’ insidious slide towards evil works can be directly correlated and attributed to the regressive path away from morality as expressed in many religions. At a time in our nation when values and morality were more highly prized, John Adams once said, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” Continue reading
Smokey Bear was created in 1944 because of fears that America’s enemies would set forest fires while most U.S. firefighters were in battle overseas. When the war ended, Smokey stuck around — and he is now at the center of the longest-running public service announcement campaign in U.S. history. Research shows he is known by 96 percent of American adults and ranks near Mickey Mouse and Santa Claus for name recognition. His creation was a collaboration of the U.S. Forest Service, the National Association of State Foresters and the Ad Council.
Happy Birthday, Smokey!
It occurs to me this morning as I read about Belgium’s struggle to deal with anti-semitism in their country, that “bullying”, or any condemnation of, “picking on”, or intimidation using superior strength or power to coerce or to condemn, make fun of, or even do violence to, anyone can eventually lead to something greater.
We all start life at public schools (at least most of us do) and there is a, for want of a better term, “pecking order”. It’s a barnyard term, I’m sure. Throw any group of people together and there is an attempt to set up some type of order, or at least an attempt for the stronger to set up a system whereby they rule over the weaker. That weaker group is almost always looked down upon by the stronger, ruling group. It’s in our nature. There are those compassionate ones who seek to lift up and assist the weaker ones, but there are always the ruling ones in the group who don’t care about that. One may call them uncaring, if you will, or they may simply be intolerant. Unless one is open to change in their attitude toward others, this will progress to something more narcissistic.
A while back, I read the book, IBM and the Holocaust. You simply must read the history of this American company who defied American law during the war SO THAT THEY COULD PROFIT at the cost of human lives. Without IBM, the Nazis could not have located all of the Jews and others they murdered so heinously.
Review of the book:
One will never think of IBM in quite the same way. I know I don’t. Now put this all in context with our modern computer and spying technology…any people group could be targeted, and will, I’m sure. After all, as tolerant humans, we haven’t progressed that much from 1933. Just look at who is in power.
Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) recently informed the nation that July Fourth isn’t just for fireworks and independence any more. It is also the day we should “celebrate” Obamacare.
Sure July Fourth is traditionally celebrated as the day we declared independence from Great Britain, an action that preceded the Revolutionary War and set the tone for our nascent nation. But now it has another significance. As far as Pelosi is concerned it is “health independence” day, too.
From the San Francisco lady herself. Do we need any more proof that progressives really want us to forget the history of our country? Here’s what she said in a press briefing recorded by CSPAN….
“Pretty soon we’ll all be leaving for the Fourth of July recess. Next week, when we celebrate Independence Day we’ll also be observing health independence.
This week marks one year since the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act. It captures the spirit of our founders. The spirit they wrote in the Declaration of Independence: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The Affordable Care Act offers just that–a healthier life and the liberty to pursue a person’s happiness to be free of constraint, be job-locked, because they’re policy-locked and so if you wanted to be a cameraman, a writer, you want to be self employed, if you want to be, start a business, if you want to change jobs, whatever it is you want to do you are free, you have the liberty to do.
So, we’ve had Social Security, Medicare, and now health independence, and that’s something our members will take home to celebrate over this Independence Day.”
Yes, Nancy, I will certainly be celebrating health independence…independence from an oppressive, tyrannical federal government that deserves all the de-funding I and every other red-blooded, freedom-loving American can and should muster. Godspeed to you.
I’d post her photo, but I don’t want to. Instead I will post this…
….as the list of the People’s grievances continues to grow…..
On questions of economic law it does not matter at all what the electors think or vote or say. The economic laws proceed. (1929)
“All men are created equal,” says the American Declaration of Independence. “All man shall be kept equal,” say the British Socialist Party.
(H/T to powerlineblog.com)
I am reading Glenn Beck’s book on the Federalist papers. The Founders expected that, for the highest office in our land, people would give the candidates a lot of thought and inspection. As for guidelines on that choice, they made minimal requirements, expecting that the wisdom of the People would be sufficient. The candidate had to be at least 35 years of age, a resident of the country for at least 14 years and be a natural born citizen (not the same as just a citizen or naturalized citizen). This was important to the Founders so as to prevent foreign influence in the top office of the country.
The GOP had another debate last night. I didn’t get to sit and watch it in its entirety. I had, however, seen an earlier debate and had eliminated two candidates just from that debate. I was left with three whom I could not choose between at the time. I loved everything they said. I like Rick Santorum, Michelle Bachmann, Herman Cain, Tim Pawlenty. I loved everything they had to say. I think Newt Gingrich is very smart. But this morning as I think upon my quandary of choosing, I have added some new requirements of my own.
I feel, that in the light of the current train wreck that we have in the Oval office (masquerading as a leader) that it is imperative in this next election, that we elect a successful former or current governor. The mess that we currently have, called government, will require someone with governing experience. No learning on the job this time…the hour is too late for that. I think this is wisdom.
My other personal requirement is that this successful former or current governor also have a stable personal life…no multiple marriages. I also think this is wisdom.
So, where does that leave me? I have three candidates to choose from and I am eliminating all of the rest. Not because I don’t think they’re wonderful candidates, because I do think most of them are. I am going for an experienced governing candidate this time, so my field of candidates to choose from will be Tim Pawlenty, Mitt Romney, and Rick Perry, who is currently slated to announce his entrance into the race soon. And should any other successful former or current governors choose to come into the race, I will add them to the roster of choices.
Now I have more thoughtful consideration to do.
Do you know the other verses of the Star Spangled Banner? Listen up.