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Marriage is the Domain of the Church and God – CNN Poll – 6 of 10 Are Uncertain Obama Was Born In The United States – Lt. Col. Lakin – UCMJ Rule 916 Defense – Natural Born Citizen Issue – The BOPAC Report

August 5, 2010

The BOPAC Report

In light of yesterday’s ruling regarding Gay Marriage, I think it is important to revisit an article I wrote last year on the subject.  Those opposed to gay marriage and in those in support of gay marriage might want to think about what happens when the Federal and/or State governments gets involved in matters of marriage,  market risk, Second Amendment Rights, free speech, or anything else for that matter.  Everyone should be against such intrusion by government into matters of individual liberty.

Marriage is the Domain of the Church and God –

Market Risk is the Domain of Individuals and Business –

Neither is the Domain of the Federal Government.

This morning I heard Glenn Beck talking briefly about gay marriage, civil unions and the possibility that triad couples (between more than 2 people) could soon start demanding the same rights. After I finished rolling my eyes, I began thinking about the issue and quickly came to the same opinion that I hold concerning gay marriages and marriage in general.  Marriage is an issue for the church, consenting adults, and God.  If there are some churches that recognize gay marriages, fine (as long they are between freely consenting adults).  If there are some churches that recognize marriage between more than two people or communal families, fine (as long as they are between freely consenting adults).  I’m not in the religion or morality business as long as actions don’t hurt others or infringe upon their rights.

Why in the world is the government, any government, state or federal, in the business of sanctifying or recognizing any marriage?  It has always been clear to me that when government makes it possible for people who are “married” to have benefits and rights (social security or medical decision making) different from “non-married” people, it is a violation of both the equal protection clause (14th Amendment to the Constitution) and the prohibition respecting the establishment of religion (1st Amendment to the Constitution).

Social Security benefits accruing to surviving spouses are probably the main reason people are upset about the federal government not recognizing gay marriage in general.  I agree completely that gay and single couples both have a legitimate right to be upset.  Where does the idea and definition of marriage come from?  It comes from the church. (Particularly churches of the Judea/Christian tradition.)

In this country, the Christian church’s biblical interpretation that marriage is only between one man and one woman is engrained in literature and history as the rule.  However today, there are churches that recognize and perform marriages between couples of the same sex, transgender persons, and even between a man and a woman.  So, when official government process bestows benefits to those individuals who are in “traditional marriages”, the definition of which was establish by the Judea/Christian beliefs, there is clearly a preference being made for one religion’s or church’s definition of marriage over those found in other religions or churches.

When government goes down the “we benefit you, but not you” path; it sure seems like government is either involved in establishing  a particular religion or government is not providing equal protection and opportunity for “single” individuals who wish to consolidate and share their resources as “partners” or “significant others” the same as “traditionally married” people.  Government should either benefit people equally or don’t benefit anyone.

If Joe and Mary, or Joe and Sam, or Joe, Mary, & Jane said to the government that we want to pool our social security contributions from this date forward, then every participant’s individual social security contributions would be pooled and the sum would be divided by the number of people involved and that amount would be credited to each person’s individual social security earnings account.

This would allow the stay-at-home mom or dad to make contributions to their individual social security account as if they were “working” (half of the family’s income would be credited to each person in the relationship).  It would work the same way for gay couples or communal families.  Each person in such an arrangement would have some measure of protection vis-à-vis social security.  There would be no surviving spouse benefit because they would have their own social security. Primary income earners or those with a bigger income could direct part of their social security contributions to another’s account because they are committed to the other person (or people) and/or recognize the value of another person(s) non-monetary contributions such as raising children, gardening or taking care of the house.

I would think that most people would not have a problem with such a restructuring of Social Security because the government would be recognizing the limits of its power by saying we are not going to involve ourselves with the definition of the term marriage.  Marriage is within the domain of the church, the consenting individual(s), and their God.

It amazes me that the government doesn’t try harder to stay out of the business of limiting the rights of individuals more.  It seems like politicians want division so they can play each side off the other and maintain their grip on power.  Every time the government and politicians get involved in anything they create fear and uncertainty; and then use that uncertainty to their own advantage.  One only needs to look at the current financial mess that the economy is in.

Obama likes to say that he inherited the mess and he is only doing what has to be done.  However, the truth is that he and many Democrats in Congress share a great deal of the blame for the economic mess and Obama is using this crisis to get his political objectives accomplished.  The entire mess can be traced back to when government (mostly Democrats, Barney Frank, Chris Dodd) decided it wanted to get into the business of setting up regulations that created opportunities for groups like ACORN to pressure banks into lending to people who were not able to afford mortgages. This led to many of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s problems; which coupled with packaging these sub-prime assets into financial bundles and selling them round the world; it caused the global house of cards to collapse.

The government was trying to manipulate business RISK principles and it backfired.  Banks wound up being in the position of making risky loans that could be sold to the government (or guaranteed) and the bank’s RISK of losing its own money was greatly diminished.  It’s a lot easier to play fast and loose with other people’s money.

Market Risk is the Domain of Individuals and Business.

Now, people are getting excited that the stock market appears to be signaling the end of the crisis.  Think again.  The news of the past few days paints a much bleaker picture.  Consider the following:

With passage of Obama’s budget, the government will have to borrow almost 50 cents for every dollar it spends this year.

The Federal deficit will be greater than 1.8 trillion dollars this year.

Social Security and Medicare financial projections have been revised to reflect that they are going broke sooner than expected.  Medicare is already losing money by the truckloads and Social Security will be sending out payments faster than money coming in by 2016. That’s only 7 years away! Congress is not only spending money like drunken sailors but they are also so afraid of risking the votes of senior citizens that they are unwilling to effectively address the Social Security/Medicare problem.  (That’s the problem with creating dependency for voter loyalty, the bill always comes due. Then it comes down to who can be blamed.  With the American media’s proclivity for supporting Democrats, blame usually finds it way to Republicans regardless of facts to the contrary.)

Last week, the Treasury auction went poorly and Treasury yields soared.  This means that the government has to pay much more interest on the amounts they are borrowing.

This week, the government was buying their own securities to bring the yields back down some.  Where are the funds coming from to for the Fed to do all this buying? They have the printing presses running overtime.  This will, in the not too distant future, damage severely the value of the dollar and cause a substantial rise in inflation.  The price of everything will go up and foreign countries will be reluctant to purchase our debt to keep the charade going.

China, who holds a great deal of our debt, will be looking for treasuries paying higher interest in order to entice them to purchase more debt.

The more the government prints money out of thin air, the more the dollar’s value will be affected.  There will more money available to buy the same number of goods – causing inflationary pressure. Demand will likely take a downturn once consumers figure out they need to be protecting bank balances.  However, with a decline in dollar’s value, it means that many goods will cost more to produce because the materials required for production will cost more. Therefore producers will either need to raise prices, lower profit margins, lower labor costs (lower wages and/or cut jobs), and/or relocate to areas where the costs of production (taxes etc.) are lower.  However, even with these actions, consumers may not buy at higher prices (or even current prices) and businesses will go under.

So why are stock going up? I believe that many people are being led to think the crisis is ending by Obama and the media and they want to be in on the bull market.  I also believe that many people are moving out of U.S. Securities because the yields are relatively low right now, some stocks price/earnings ratios look attractive comparatively and some investors are starting to believe that Treasuries are too risky and could collapse in the future.  I think people are buying stocks because they feel like they are buying something tangible like buildings, machinery, etc. I bet buyers are looking at companies that don’t have high debt to equity ratios.  Stocks just look better than most of the other choices right now.  Now is the operative word because once interest rates on government securities are forced to rise to 6 or 7%, a lot of investors will shift back trying to stay ahead of the calamity that’s nearly certain to come.  This amount of debt and planned taxation is not sustainable.

This crisis can only be overcome by returning to sound economic principles now. Congress and Obama must stop trying to spend and tax our way out of this. The media needs to be telling the story of how to work toward healthy long term economic fundamentals and not just promoting Obama’s plan.  Obama’s massive stimulus is a short-term feel good illusion; but like social security, the bill will come due.

The media should encouraging Tea Parties instead of attacking them.  The media needs to tell the truth about Obama and his real objectives.  The media needs to investigate & report factually about Obama’s eligibility issue, Rezko, Ayers, Larry Sinclair’s allegations, Obama’s associations with ACORN, and the numerous other issues and scandals from Obama’s past. Before America can come together, these questions must be addressed fully. The media generated Obama “fairy tale” must stop because America’s future is at stake. The media needs to tell the truth and report the news.

We need to support companies like Ford who are not feeding off tax payers and taking direction from self-serving politicians.  Boycott companies like GM, Chrysler, Citigroup and others who undermine ingenuity and lead America to mediocrity.

Neither marriage nor market risk should be within the domain of the Federal Government.

Natural Born Citizen –

 

Did you hear that Ben Smith (member of Journolist) has put together a group 'The Journolist Truth Assassins' to perform at a new White House function -The White House Got Talent Show? Does anyone doubt that the real "Journolist Truth Assassins" were/are deeply involved in shaping the news regarding Obama's lack of eligibility? I don't.

I just want to call your attention to one provision of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).

Rule 916. Defenses

(d) Obedience to orders. It is a defense to any offense

that the accused was acting pursuant to orders

unless the accused knew the orders to be unlawful or

a person of ordinary sense and understanding would

have known the orders to be unlawful…

Everyday, more and more information comes out indicating that Obama is not being truthful about the circumstances of his birth (Tim Adams), his eligibility to serve as President and Commander In Chief, his educational record, his sexual proclivities (Larry Sinclair), etc., etc., etc.   Everyday more and more Americans are questioning the very credibility of Obama.  CNN’s new poll reflects the depth of concerns that Americans have about Obama.  Everyday – everything Obama says flies in the face of ‘Common Sense’.

Why would Obama spend millions keep secret documents that every other President have readily provided to the American public?

Why would Obama allow Lt. Col. Lakin face Court Martial when all that it would take to prevent such injustice would be for Obama to provide his long form birth certificate?

Everyday, the inverse of the Rule 916 regarding obedience to orders is becoming more and more valid.

If any sense of Justice exists, shouldn’t it also be a defense to a soldier’s refusal to act pursuant to ‘orders’ ordinarily presumed to be ‘lawful’ to be …”the accused knew the orders to be unlawful or a person of ordinary sense and understanding would have known the orders to be unlawful”?

It seems to me, in light of the above argument, if Lt. Col. Lakin is convicted for refusing to follow Obama’s likely ‘unlawful’ orders – he will become a political prisoner of those in power going to extreme lengths to hide the truth and subvert the Constitution of the United States

I urge all people committed to ‘Justice’  to support Lt. Col. Lakin’s courageous efforts for truth on behalf of every man and woman serving in America’s armed forces.

CNN’s bad news for Obama: 6 of 10 doubt U.S. birth story

Poll numbers for those questioning eligibility status continue to rise

Posted: August 04, 2010
10:48 pm Eastern

By Bob Unruh
© 2010 WorldNetDaily

A new poll by CNN, whose editorial commentary largely supports President Obama and his policies, delivered some bad news on his apparent birthday today: 6 of 10 people are uncertain the president was even born in the United States.

The poll was taken July 16-21 of 1,018 adults, including 335 Democrats and 285 Republicans. It has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.

The question was: “Do you think Barack Obama was definitely born in the United States, probably born in the United States, probably born in another country, or definitely born in another country?”

Definitely in the United States got the vote from 42 percent of the respondents, and probably in the United States another 29 percent.

See the movie Obama does not want you to see: Own the DVD that probes this unprecedented presidential-eligibility mystery!

But that leaves almost 6 of 10 Americans uncertain about the president’s birth – and therefore his eligibility under the U.S. Constitution even to be president….Continue Reading

Commentary –

Will this be the next thing we see from Obama and Eric Holder? Had the media 'Journolist' Truth Assassins had been working as hard to further the interests' of their profession (objectivity, truth, news) we would not have soldiers such as Lt. Col. Lakin having to risk their liberty and careers to live up to the oath they took! It's time for the Joint Chiefs to man up.

In support of Lt. Col. Lakin’s courage in seeking the ‘Truth’ (and as a former In-Flight Tech in the Navy), I urge all who have served or have friends/family in the military to ask the following question of those currently serving. 

Brothers and Sisters in the Military, when are you going to demand Obama establish that he is a Natural Born Citizen, eligible to serve as Commander In Chief?  

The military is the only government organization that I continue to have respect for and it pains me criticize those serving.  And I understand the consequences of challenging Obama’s eligibility directly, but the continuing attacks against our Constitution by the left cannot be allowed to pass without objection in some form or another.  Acquiescence is not the only option.

Consider this please.  What if every serviceman or woman went to his or her Chaplin, stated their concerns and provided the basic evidence (direct and circumstantial, links, former statements by NPR etc. indicating a Kenyan birth, etc., etc.) that would cause most reasonable persons to have legitimate questions about Obama’s lack of eligibility to serve and issue lawful orders?  What if requests were made to each Chaplin instructing them to pass these concerns up the Chain of Command?  Would there come a point, a number of requests that would cause the leadership to demand proof of eligibility?

Maybe military leadership could utilize the following provision?

§ 935. Art. 135. Courts of inquiry

(a) Courts of inquiry to investigate any matter may be convened by any person authorized to convene a general court-martial or by any other person designated by the Secretary concerned for that purpose, whether or not the persons involved have requested such an inquiry.

If the Oath to protect the Constitution is not important today, why don’t we just change the oath of allegiance to reflect our current level of commitment? 

I, _______, do solemnly swear to protect ME and I will try to defend the Constitution as long as it doesn’t adversely impact the aforementioned ‘ME’.

 

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.
Albert Einstein

Other News:

Unfortunately, I don't have to make a big leap to believe something like this actually exists in the Obama White House basement! Especially after the discovery of the existance of the 'Journolist' Truth Assassins - Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Michael Savage, The Constitution, our freedoms, etc. all appear to be in the BOPAC Administration's and their friends' (State Run Media, Journolist, NAACP, Black Panthers, Ayers, Rev. Wright) sights.

CitizenWells

Lakin court martial, Obey orders, Disobey orders, Oath of office, US Constitution, Citizen Wells open thread, August 5, 2010

August 5, 2010

 

Lakin court martial, Obey orders, Disobey orders, Oath of office, US Constitution

Several days ago we learned.

“PRESS RELEASE
Army Refers Charges Against Lakin To Court Martial
Military Judge Appointed
Arraignment Set for Hearing on August 6, 2010
Washington, D.C., August 2, 2010.  The Army has now referred charges against LTC Terrence Lakin for a General Court Martial.  This action triggered the appointment of a Military Judge to preside over the trial, which will likely be scheduled before October, and held in Washington, D.C. at Ft. McNair.
 
On August 6, 2010 at Ft. McNair in Washington, D.C., the court will convene for the purpose of Judge Lind taking Lakin’s plea to the charges which consist of “missing movement” and of refusing to obey orders.”

The military officers oath of office.
“I, _________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”

Under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, UCMJ, it is a crime to disobey a lawful order. Ultimately all orders flow from the commander in chief, the office of the president of the US….Continue Reading

I'm Sure There Are Many Soldiers Living This Nightmare. It's Time For The Joint Chiefs of Staff to Step To The Plate and Support Lieutenant Colonel Terry Lakin! Don't Be Military Sheep.

SafeguardOurConstituion – Lt. Col. Lakin’s Site

Immunity Granted in Navy Seals Persecution – State Stimulus Crutch – Tea Party Health Care Takeover Protest on Saturday in DC – Obama Care – Mark Levin Lawsuit Coming – Jack Cafferty Calls Obama a Liar – CitizenWells – The BOPAC Report

March 18, 2010

The BOPAC Report

Navy Seals Prosecution –

 

Coddling Terrorists, Persecuting Navy Seals and CIA, Socialist Takeover of Industry, Political Correctness Allowing Ft. Hood Massacre – Will this be the next thing we see from Obama and Eric Holder?

Sorry I have been remiss in reporting on this vital military issue – the unjust prosecution of our Navy Seals.

From USNavySeals.com:

Judge Orders Immunity for SEAL Witnesses!

Posted March 13th, 2010 by USNavySeals

A key event took place Friday in the assault charges that were brought about against three Navy SEALs. In a previous post, we shared how the request for immunity of five potential witnesses who will give testimonies that will support Navy SEALs Matthew McCabe, Julio Huertas and Jonathan Keefe was denied.

On Friday, however, Cmdr. Tierney Carlos, the military judge who is hearing the case against Julio Huertas, said that the witnesses will be able to provide testimony that may place the allegations brought by a guard who said he witnessed McCabe punch Abed in doubt. Carlos ruled that “not granting them immunity… is either an attempt to gain tactical advantage over the defense or showed the government was overreaching”….Continue Reading

 

ObamaNomics &

States Stimulus Crutch –

 

Obamanomics - It's a Crap Shoot!

This is a story you will be seeing a lot of in the months ahead.  It also explains why Obama has been hoarding the bulk of stimulus money.  Democrats want to prop up union dominated State governments until after 2010 elections.

From the Baltimore Sun:

Cut spending now

Maryland GOP delegates’ plan would dig deep to balance budget, avoid future tax hikes

By Anthony J. O’Donnell and Christopher B. Shank

March 18, 2010

Maryland’s budget deficit is a long-term problem that requires a long-term solution. Over the past three years, the O’Malley/Brown administration has made little to no progress in addressing the state’s budget deficit.

Increased spending, a failed slots bill, the largest tax increase in our state’s history and federal bailouts make for a dismal track record. The Department of Legislative Services projects a cumulative deficit of more than $8 billion for the years 2012-2015 – $1,428 for every person in Maryland – yet Gov. Martin O’Malley has yet to offer a long-term plan to deal with this crisis. Next year, when federal stimulus funding runs out, the day of reckoning will arrive, and the taxpayers will be handed the bill. If we don’t reverse this trend, we are headed for yet another massive tax increase. …Continue Reading

Tea Party Health Care Takeover Protests –

 

ObamaCare - Stand in Line and have a Czar Control Your Doctor! Sen. Lieberman stands tall!

Tea Partiers refuse to go away

By Mike Riggs   03/18/10 at 6:25 AM

Alex Pappas in with an update on those resilient health-care protestors:

We covered the Tea Partier’s “Last Hurrah” extensively this week with their storming of the halls of the Congress on Tuesday, but it looks like they’ll be hitting the Hill again this weekend.

Tea Party Patriots will gather for a brief rally on Capitol Hill Saturday at 10 a.m. before dividing up to walk the halls of congress. ….Continue Reading

 

Natural Born Citizen –

 'bring forth the documents' - America needs more than a birth certificate to prove Obama is a 'natural born citizen'.

Eligibility lawyer says ‘standing’ a no-brainer

‘How can you deny he’s affecting me?’

Posted: March 17, 2010

By Bob Unruh
© 2010 WorldNetDaily

An attorney handling one of the appellate level challenges to Barack Obama’s occupancy of the White House – under the dispute that involves the Constitution’s demand presidents be a “natural born citizen” and Obama’s unwillingness to document that – says the most common reason judges have used for dismissing cases is just wrong.

Most of the dozens of cases that have been filed over Obama’s eligibility have been dismissed by judges who have cited a lack of “standing” on the part of the plaintiffs. In fact, the government’s most recent filing in the case being handled by Mario Apuzzo argues almost exclusively that it should be dismissed for that reason.

But Apuzzo, whose case is pending before the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and in which he will file a further brief within the next few days, says the federal standard for having standing – a concrete and particularized injury potential imminent for an individual – should be a no-brainer for judges.

“How can you deny he’s affecting me?” he asked during an interview with WND. “He wants to have terror trials in New York. He published the CIA interrogation techniques. On and on. He goes around bowing and doing all these different things. His statements we’re not a Christian nation; we’re one of the largest Muslim nations. It’s all there.” …Continue Reading

 

ObamaCare –

 

Well Maybe Obama's Obamacare will save money? But it will suck to be old!

There’s hope that this crap can be defeated.  Everyone needs to call, march, honk, email, shout Hell No!

Stephen Lynch warns on health vote

Says procedural move would hurt Congress

By Jay Fitzgerald
Thursday, March 18, 2010

Even one of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s floor whips, U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, says a proposed parliamentary move to pass health-care reform would be “disingenuous” and harm the credibility of Congress.

In a sign of how tough it’s been for Pelosi to round up votes for the massive bill, Lynch – a South Boston Democrat who supported a House reform package last year – said he’ll probably vote against a key Senate version of the legislation, unless unexpected major changes are made soon.

Lynch, who serves as one of Pelosi’s key vote counters, said he also can’t support a proposed “deem and pass” procedure that would allow Democrats to vote to strip out controversial portions of the Senate bill and then “deem” that the entire package has passed without a second, direct vote….Continue Reading

If Democrats use dishonest method to pass this socialist takeover, there will be millions engaged to say hell no.

Idaho first to sign law aimed at health care plan

By JOHN MILLER (AP) – 13 hours ago

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho took the lead in a growing, nationwide fight against health care overhaul Wednesday when its governor became the first to sign a measure requiring the state attorney general to sue the federal government if residents are forced to buy health insurance.

Similar legislation is pending in 37 other states….Continue Reading

 I knew we would be able to count on Mark Levin!

From American Spectator:

Mark Levin Readies Lawsuit on Slaughter Rule

By Jeffrey Lord on 3.18.10 @ 6:08AM

Not so fast.

Democrats poised to use the so-called “deem and pass” strategy to force through a health care bill will have to deal with Mark Levin first.

Levin, known to his fans as one of the most popular talk show hosts in the country, is also both a legal scholar and longtime president of the Landmark Legal Foundation, a nonprofit, public interest law firm A former chief of staff to Reagan Attorney General Edwin Meese III, Levin is the author of two New York Times bestselling books on the Constitution and the judiciary, the last, Liberty and Tyranny, at number one for a dozen weeks.

The lawsuit will name President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and “other relevant cabinet members” as defendants. Those cabinet members are Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

Levin’s goal? To stop the government from “instituting this unconstitutional contrivance.” … Continue Reading

 And from Michelle Malkin:

CBO: Covering the Backsides of Obamacare-pushers?

By Michelle Malkin  •  March 18, 2010 09:13 AM

The CBO scoring of the House Demcare bill that the American people have not seen will be released this morning.

The poor number-crunchers have been working overtime as Speaker Pelosi and the Dems have re-jiggered and re-jiggered to meet farcical fiscal discipline goals. It’s Enron-style accounting and everyone knows it.

James Capretta at The Corner breaks it down:

The Washington Post reports today that CBO now says the latest version of the Democratic plan will no longer cut the deficit as the Democrats have claimed. That’s not surprising. To buy votes, they are upping the subsidies in the exchanges, expanding the Medicare prescription-drug benefit, delaying the Cadillac tax, and buying off countless members with other assorted and unseen deals (where are the C-SPAN cameras when you really need them?). Little wonder that even their phony deficit-reduction claims have now evaporated.

But the game is not over. Even now, they are going back to CBO with another bag full of tricks….

Continue Reading

ChiBama Politics –

 

As Aretha Franklin says: You better think

Can this be true?  Jack Cafferty? Wow! Watch out for 2010 Turdnados  near Washington D.C.  “Voters remember this crap for mid term elections” From CitizenWells:

Obama a liar, CNN, Jack Cafferty, Obamacare, Health Care Bill, Secret negotiations, Obama pledged openness, Campaign promise lies, Nancy Pelosi lied in 2006, Voters remember this crap for mid term elections

 March 18, 2010 ·

Obama a liar, CNN, Jack Cafferty, Obamacare, Health Care Bill

Jack Cafferty on CNN calls Obama a liar.

“CNN – Liar in the White House”… Continue Reading

 

Other Team FOCOA News –

(Full of Crap Obama Administration)

 Generic Congressional Ballot

Republicans Lead Democrats by 10 in Generic Ballot, Highest Lead Yet

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

When I served in the Navy, I understood that I was risking my life for Freedom, Liberty and the Constitution. I would not have joined if I were defending socialism. Have our most revered sacrificed all in vain? Not yet but we are getting close.

Serenity Prayers for Sen. Obama, The Media, & Larry Sinclair

July 8, 2008

Suggested Prayers From a Concerned Citizen

Obama’s Prayer

Lord grant Senator Obama the serenity to accept his embrace of the controversial people from his past and the things he’s done that convey culpability from his past for which he has tried so hard to hide or brush aside;

The courage to take responsibility for the implicit approval all such people and their ideas, as was demonstrated through the affirmative step of seeking to create relationships which would stand the test of time and for such acts, if true, upon review by any reasonable person would impart a sense of criminal conduct;

And the wisdom to know the difference between owning up and covering up.

Larry Sinclair’s Prayer

Lord grant Larry Sinclair the serenity to accept his past culpable behavior and his stated objective to present his story to the American public so that the every person will have complete information concerning his allegations against Senator Obama, and then leaving it to each person to decide what and who they choose to believe;

The courage to tell the complete truth, whatever it may be, including those things that raise questions concerning Mr. Sinclair’s own credibility, the courage to withstand the vicious attacks that he and his family have already endured and surely will continue to endure, especially if the Media and Senator Obama can prove the allegations that Mr. Sinclair and the Senator engaged in the use of crack cocaine and gay sex in 1999 are not true;

And the wisdom to know when all of this ceases to be worth the pain and torture which he and his family have been put through to date – and probably will be put through in the weeks and months to come.

The Main Stream Media’s Prayer

Lord grant the Media the serenity to accept their bias that has permeated their reporting during this election and their susceptibility to pressure from the networks, leftist political forces and politicians that have caused them not to report legitimate issues or to report such issues in a light most favorable to said politicians and networks;

The courage to overcome and publicly admit their bias and susceptibilities to political pressures to the public; and to, from this point forward to live up to their responsibilities to investigate and hold all politicians accountable for their past culpable actions and past relationships that might impact each and every politician’s credibility, reliability, honesty, capability, and suitability for the Office of the Presidency in a fair and objective manner;

And the wisdom to know the difference between “Investigative Journalism” and “Sucking Hind Tit” in regards to the Truth and their professional responsibilities.

From me, I hope each of you say your prayers tonight.

Zach

Will Our Children Be Able To Trust What “History” Says About Senator Obama?

July 6, 2008

Will Our Children Be Able

To Trust

What “History” Says

About Senator Obama?

(If It Draws From Our Media’s Representations of His Life,

How Can Any “History” be Trusted?)

If History comes from the tales of a love sick school girl (or boy), is it safe to say that we should question the portrayal? If History comes from a news commentator, who gets a tingle running up his leg when he hears Sen. Obama speak, should we question his portrayal? I hope so. If 90% of the media seems to be looking at Sen. Obama’s life through rose colored glasses, will History be likely to paint an accurate depiction of today’s reality?

We each have to answer that question.

This is such an important election, ground breaking to be sure. Surely we all want information and assertions that could legitimately impact a voter’s decision making process to be presented in a fair and impartial manner.

Doesn’t that include those stories and allegations that are trying to break through to the public’s awareness, that circulate on the internet, which have more than a remote possibility of being true?

Isn’t it the duty of the press to investigate thoroughly and report their findings as to the allegations validity?

Isn’t it?

Have we ever been able to trust History? Or is the realm of this mistrust confined to today because of the glaring failings of our media to do their jobs?

Larry Sinclair’s allegations that he and Sen. Obama used crack cocaine and engaged in gay sex falls within the purview of an allegation that has more than a remote possibility of being true. Especially, when one considers how many people Sen. Obama has thrown under the bus and explained it as (he, she, it) was not the person I knew.

Martin Luther King, Jr., a man I admire greatly, once said:

We are not makers of history. We are made by history.

And therefore, I have to ask this question:

What if the History we are made by is not accurate?

What if that inaccuracy is due to the media’s own diminution of their role because they agree with Vladimir Lenin.

Sometimes – history needs a push.
Vladimir Lenin

Scary, don’t you think?

Senator Obama’s Patriotism – a Veteran’s Perspective

July 1, 2008


Patriotism is the cloak we wear to announce our love of country and our bond to our neighbors. It reflects our commitment to each other and to the ideas upon which this country was founded. It is that which trumpets the chorus “We Stand Together.” The threads are our highest and noblest principles and they remind us to be vigilant in regard to their protection, lest they become bare, frayed, distorted and lose their luster. It is not blind obedience, but is thoughtful and reflective. It is that of a caretaker. Mindfully practiced, it can shape the essence of the individual and thus be reflected in our society. It is a simple thing and is profound in its potential.

It is also a simple and profound thing that occurs when it is neglected, distorted, or diminished. We lose the We. The We becomes strangers who have forgotten what price has been paid in blood for our individual Freedoms and Obligations. The We becomes we who are less committed and connected to our neighbors and common values. When the cloak is removed, it is harder to recognize from a distance what principles are within the heart, what they are striving for.

Patriotism is not a dangerous word when it is grounded in precious truths that we have to aspire to and frequently fall short of. It is not a dangerous word when it is practiced sincerely, inclusively and humbly. It is the journey of a group that wants the Nation to radiate warmth and love. It is why individuals have the courage to stand up to the government when the nation’s principles seem to be lost or off tract. Because the principles mean something, many hearts weep when the next generation appears to have forgotten or never were taught about the journey, the price. Freedom is not free and there are those that would take it away.

Just as Senator Obama said in February during this election cycle, “Don’t tell me words don’t matter. ‘I have a dream.’ Just words? ‘We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal.’ Just words? ‘We have nothing to fear but fear itself.’ Just words? Just speeches?” I agree with the Senator that words do matter.

I would also add, “Don’t tell me that symbols don’t matter. Putting your hand over your heart when saying the Pledge. Just a symbol. Treating the Flag with reverence. Just a symbol. Wearing a Flag lapel pin. Just a symbol. And guess what, – symbols matter. It should matter even more for the representatives of our government. It is a part of being mindful about our freedom. It is part of showing the next generation that these ideals are the principles of this Nation. These principles are why our fathers, mothers, sons, daughters are called upon sometimes to risk losing their lives. Symbols matter. They slow the decay of ideas by causing us to remember.

That is why this photo creates in me such distress. Sen. Obama might become President and he doesn’t have a clue about what being Patriotic means. There is a level of arrogance in his actions that slaps everyone who has had to answer the call to arms. I believe he refers to us as the clingers. The clingers to guns and religion whose forefathers founded this great country and in January of 2009 might become his subjects. The Senator seems to only see the negative in America and not its strengths. He must have learned that from his pastor.

“There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America.”
William J. Clinton

NOTE

To Follow the Larry Sinclair story that the media is trying to suppress and for up to date information regarding Mr. Larry Sinclair’s allegations, “Senator Obama and Larry Sinclair engaged in the illegal use of cocaine and engaged in gay sex in 1999”, see links below:

Larry Sinclair’s Blog

CitizenWell’s Blog

Obambi.com Blog

Obama’s Position – Even If You Are Pro-Choice, Should Shock You.

June 30, 2008

Obama’s Callous Indifference

This is from The American Thinker

June 30, 2008

By Peter Kirsanow

Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen declares that Barack Obama is ” ‘likable enough’ — in fact, so much so that he is the most charismatic presidential candidate I have seen since Robert F.Kennedy.” Well, even though I’ve never spoken with Obama, I don’t like him very much (I did testify with him [and a few others] once about a bill he’d sponsored on voter intimidation, but at the time he didn’t impress me as unlikable, just a little intellectually lazy) .
This hasn’t always been the case. Until early February, I tended to agree with all the news stories that contained the obligatory man-in-the-street quotes proclaiming him “decent,” “likeable” and a “nice guy with a beautiful family.” …
Wait a minute. Aren’t we constantly regaled about all of his endearing qualities? He makes people faint and write songs about him. Hardened journalists get tingles up their legs just thinking about him.
Yet certain discrete actions can provide instant insights into a person’s character. They can betray vivid flaws in a seemingly gleaming persona.
And they compel one to make judgments about the actor.
The acts may vary by degree, in turn prompting different degrees of reaction: the pillar of the community seen pilfering from the collection plate; the co-worker who uses a racial epithet behind a colleague’s back. Indeed, people recoiled from the once popular Michael Vick when they found out he’d abused dogs.
I began to dislike Obama when I discovered that while in the Illinois state legislature in 2002, he voted against the Induced Birth Infant Liability Act. The bill was designed to extend the same medical care to babies who happen to survive an abortion attempt as is enjoyed by all babies born alive.
I couldn’t believe anyone would vote against such a bill. In fact, when a similar measure– the Born Alive Infant Protection Act– was brought before the U.S. Senate, not one Senator voted against it. Even NARAL Pro-Choice America didn’t oppose the bill.
Admittedly, I’m a bit of a curmudgeon. It’s difficult for me to like someone who’s eager to extend a panoply of constitutional rights to terrorists but who refuses to provide the most fundamental rights to a living, breathing infant.
Perhaps it’s a failure to comprehend Obama’s exquisite intellectual nuance. He rationalized his vote in language that evokes Dred Scott. Obama challenged the constitutionality of the bill,contending that conferring equal protection, i.e.,personhood, upon a “pre-viable fetus” would render the bill an unlawful anti-abortion statute.
At what point after birth does Obama call a baby a person and not a fetus? One day? Six months?
To be clear: I don’t hate Obama as those suffering from Bush Derangement Syndrome hate President Bush. I just have a hard time generating warm, fuzzy feelings for someone who voted against helping newborns struggling to live. But that’s just me.
I suspect most people don’t know about Obama’s position on babies who survive abortion attempts and it’s unlikely that they’ll ever find out. The media seem more interested in reporting on the cultural implications of fist-bumps or the racial animus of those who question Obama’s policies. I would wager, however, that if more people knew about Obama’s disregard for babies who have the audacity to survive an abortion, there would be more scrutiny and less adulation.
Peter Kirsanow is a member of the U.S.Commission on Civil Rights.These comments do not necessarily reflect the positions of the Commission.

NOTE

To Follow the Larry Sinclair story and for real time live information and up to date information regarding Mr. Larry Sinclair’s allegations, “Senator Obama and Larry Sinclair engaged in the illegal use of cocaine and engaged in gay sex in 1999”, see links below:

Larry Sinclair’s Blog

CitizenWell’s Blog

Obami.com Blog

A Step Towards Respect of Our Laws and The Social Mores by Legalizing Drugs

June 29, 2008

June 29, 2008 by zachjonesishome

(An Approach to Change That Might Lessen Our Tax Burden)

By ZachJonesIsHome

Have you ever asked the question, “Why do so many people bend, break, and/or ignore the law?” I have – and I think it comes down to a pervasive belief (on some level) that many of our laws are not reasonably related to the protection of our society. Many of our laws are intended to restrict decision-making that should be strictly personal in nature. The law caudles us, treats us like children – without the experience to make informed decisions. Instead of developing only laws that address conduct that has the potential of harming others in our society, we develop laws that tell the individual adult that he or she cannot consider a decision they are facing, together with its possible consequences and then choose to live with those consequences.

As stated by George Orwell, On the whole, human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.”

As a result, the consequences (if you will) are that many adults will decide to do the thing they are considering (even if it is illegal) and take the risk. And from that very act, one loses a certain degree of respect for the sanctity of all laws and may become more likely to shrug their shoulders when they see someone else violating some other law(s) that could be construed as an unreasonable infringement on free choice. The individual might also feel the need to cover up his/her indiscretion. (Maybe by lying on applications to licensing boards, lying on tax returns, doing favors of position to others to attempt to cover up, lying to the courts, etc.) Furthermore, it could be argued that it would then become against that person’s best interest to voluntarily help the police by providing information to them regarding other matters – the danger being that if they get involved one might draw more attention than they want. That’s too bad, since the police have historically relied on that type of assistance in its effort to combat crime. And it is always important to remember that children are watching parents violate the law and will learn that they too should be able to pick and choose which laws they are willing to follow….

In conclusion, it is the sanctity of the system of laws that is at issue here. That system can only be respected if it is clearly, rationally related to trying to protect us from harm from others. However, it fails when the system attempts to usurp decisions from us that are clearly ours to make.

So therefore Senator Obama, you can come clean to me about the allegations of your use of illicit drugs and having gay sex with Larry Sinclair in 1999. Just do it. And where is the American media in this? AWOL. Cowards!

Read the complete article here.

NOTE

To Follow this story and for real time live information and up to date information regarding Mr. Larry Sinclair’s allegations, “Senator Obama and Larry Sinclair engaged in the illegal use of cocaine and engaged in gay sex in 1999”, see links below:

Larry Sinclair’s Blog

CitizenWell’s Blog

Obami.com Blog