Wednesday, September 23, 2009
President Obama spoke to the United Nations today. He beat us down in front of some of the worst dictators, thugs, and murderers in the world. He said that the United States wasn't any better than the worst two-bit regimes around the globe. In contrast, Sarah Palin also gave a speech today. She spoke to CLSA, a group of investment bankers in Hong Kong. Mrs. Palin lifted America up. She emphasized small government, freedom, and the spirit of the American people. She made no apologies for America, but instead reminded those in attendance of the great contributions to the world and mankind. She spoke of free markets and ingenuity, especially the ingenuity of Americans. Mrs. Palin, thank you for being unashamed of this great nation, thank you for being unashamed of the average, everyday American, thank you for speaking common sense in a world with a severe lack of it. Mr. President, shame on you.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Something's bugging me today. I have a friend who once was on fire for God. I haven't had the opportunity to talk to him lately, but I keep up with him online. Based on nothing more than the content of his postings, it seems that something, someone, somewhere has gotten between him and the Lord. Why am I writing this? I don't know. It's just on my mind. There is a hostility toward religion in the posts, and honestly I agree with it. I care not one whit for religion. I simply trust Jesus Christ. My faith isn't based upon creeds or religious dogma. In Christ alone I place my trust, albeit not as wholeheartedly as I should or want to. There is an urgency within me that I'm beginning to pick up on. I feel that, like Esther, maybe I've been brought to the place in my life for such a time as this.
Monday, September 14, 2009
I've been listening to the talking heads tell us what Americans want. "Americans want us to do something about health care." "Americans want us to fix the economy." "Americans want new green energies." "Americans want more environmentally friendly cars." "Americans want us to be respected in the eyes of the world." Now, let me tell you what Americans want. Americans want to simply be left alone. We want to turn in eight, nine, ten hours a day and then go home to our spouses and children. At the end of the week, we also want to keep the fruits of our labors. Americans want to drive what we want to drive, not what our government determines we should. We also want to have readily available, affordable fuel to operate what we choose to drive. Ideally, we'd like that fuel to be domestic; therefore, Americans also want to drill for our own oil, power our homes with clean, cheap nuclear power, and tap into our vast reserves of natural gas. Americans want our children educated in the subjects of reading, writing, and arithmetic, not sex, Marxism, and bastardized history, written to be politically correct instead of historically accurate. Americans do not want to appease Islamic fundamentalists, but to utterly defeat them on the field of battle until they choose to live at peace with us. Americans do not want to be liked by the rest of the world if that comes at the expense of our national security. Americans want hard work to be rewarded instead of penalized. Americans want the reform of the tax code. Americans do not want more government spending, but less government, period. We want the government to stop enslaving us. We want the government to get out of the way, and allow us to fix this economy. We don't want more government. We don't want more regulation. We don't want more programs. We want to be left alone.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Every criticism of President Obama is quickly being reduced by his supporters as racism. Now let me ask you a simple question. Do the President's supporters really want to keep promoting him as an affirmative action President? Think about it. According to their way of thinking, Barack Obama cannot be challenged simply on policy or ideals alone. Any challenge to him is automatically a racial issue. President Obama should be highly offended that those who support him don't seem to think that he or they can defend his positions. Who, exactly are the racists here? Those who will oppose a black man's positions on important issues, or those who can't get past the color of his skin to scrutinize his policies? These people do both the American people and President Obama a grave disservice.