Friday, November 28, 2008

When is it OK to not be a "proud american"?

Recently I have read posts and blogs hinting at confusion over why some AMERICANS suddenly feel a sense of pride and happiness that their efforts this election paid off.
Here are a few photos, that may help explain in many of our lifetimes there were reasons to look down upon this great nation.
Here is a quote from a woman I recently had the pleasure of speaking to at length,

This should help
"I remember the wade-ins because the bump hasn't gone off my jaw yet. They started yelling obscenities at us, but we went on — myself and a group of teen-age girls. We were afraid but we felt we just had to go on." — Dorothy Cotton, SCLC.

Now, how would we treat a man in 2008, who poured acid into a swimming pool because he did not want "half black, full black, african black" AMERICAN CHILDREN dirtying up his "whites only" pool?

We have not been unified in this country in more ways than political affiliation, it is difficult to argue for patriotism, during various periods of this nations immediate past, if your memory is longer than the glory days of Regan.

Today many groups in the name of Conservatism, have called for preserving our history and constitution, which did not consider blacks as equal to whites:

Constitution on Slavery "Clearly Sanctioned"

Black African slavery had existed in the North American English colonies for 168 years before the U.S. Constitution was drafted in 1787. It had existed all across colonial America, but by 1804 most Northern states, finding that slavery was not profitable for them, had effectively abolished the institution. In the South, however, especially after the 1793 invention of the cotton gin, the institution grew, becoming an inextricable part of the economy and way of life.

Whether slavery was to be permitted and continued under the new Constitution was a matter of conflict between the North and South, with several Southern states refusing to join the Union if slavery were disallowed. Thus, in spite of a warning from Virginian George Mason that slaves "bring the judgment of Heaven on a country," the continuance of slavery was clearly sanctioned in the U.S. Constitution, although the words slave and slavery are not found anywhere in the document. Section 2 of Article I states that apart from free persons "all other persons," meaning slaves, are each to be counted as three-fifths of a white person for the purpose of apportioning congressional representatives on the basis of population. Section 9 of Article I states that the importation of "such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit," meaning slaves, would be permitted until 1808. And Section 2 of Article IV directs that persons "held to Service or Labour in one State, under the Laws thereof, escaping into another," meaning fugitive slaves, were to be returned to their owners.

The Bill of Rights, adopted in 1791, says nothing about slavery. But the Fifth Amendment guaranteed that no person could "be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law." Slaves were property, and slaveholders had an absolute right to take their property with them, even into free states or territories.

Fascinating Fact: The rhetoric in the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence about liberty, freedom, being created equal, and so on, was seldom considered applicable to blacks, slave or free. Seen a subservient race, they were excluded from consideration as members of society and had few rights.

God Bless Americans.... all of 'em

Fear and complaining are for LOSERS!

IN the Year of Bottomless Bailouts, I am most grateful this Thanksgiving for Amer icans who refuse to abandon thrift, personal responsibility and self-reliance. When the moochers and entitlement-mongers drive you mad, remember that our nation still serves as home to millions of citizens who do for themselves.

Like our Founding Fathers, they are God-fearing people who will never put their faith in the Cult of You Owe Me.

They are people like my reader Jen, who runs a family farm called the Double Nickel in New Mexico. Tired of all the handwringing, Jen wrote me a letter this week about her own plight and triumph over adversity:

"I am writing to you to share my story of how one can survive hard times and land solidly on one's feet . . . So here goes: My husband had an auto accident on Jan. 1, 2005, and our lives and finances changed dramatically. Our income was cut in half, as he has permanent injuries and went from being a field officer to a desk job in a less fast-paced career."

Instead of staying in a home they couldn't afford and waiting for a mortgage rescue, Jen, her husband and their four children moved to New Mexico because of the much lower cost of living and college-tuition expenses. One of her sons is now a soldier - the third generation in her family to serve, including Jen's father, who was killed in Vietnam. The other kids are home-schooled students. Jen continues:

"We sold our lovely home, bought a rundown, fixer-up place and converted it into a farm that could provide garden vegetables to can and an area to have some animals to provide eggs, chickens, ducks, turkey, geese, sheep and goats. . . . Freecycle and Craigslist turned out to be wonderful assets, as most of our animals came for free or for barter - and the children and I mucked out stalls on a ranch for sheep."

Yes, they raise turkeys and other animals, and sell them for profit.

Instead of awaiting the next stimulus check from the borrow-spend-repeat-panic politicians in Washington, Jen explains how the family has cut costs:

"I learned how to make my own shampoo, toothpaste, soaps, cloth napkins, dish scrubbies, potholders, skirts (mend all clothes) and most meals from scratch. We heat our home exclusively with wood, and I am currently growing a winter garden. The spring garden will be in containers by the last week of December to prepare for spring planting. I do not see this as a downfall or a tragedy.

"For those worried about holiday spending: I spent only $100 for a family of six last Christmas, and most of that [on] underwear, socks and the meal."

And she adamantly rejects the victim card:

"This accident has been a blessing for my family. The pain that my husband has daily is not the blessing, but that he is alive and able to continue to watch his children grow into adulthood.

"It also has been wonderful to know that we live in a nation that affords us the opportunity to reinvent ourselves from suburbanites to a country-dwelling farm family. I am ashamed to see the American spirit that made our nation so great now turned into nothing."

Thanks to self-reliant Americans like Jen, that spirit lives. In times like these, they are our greatest blessing.

Michelle Malkin
New York Post

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Why Liberals NEED Capitalism too!

A good answer can be found here at Smart Money, the writer is Jonathan Hoenig, managing member at Capitalistpig Hedge Fund LLC.

In the article he writes, "The prosperity enjoyed in America over the years is a direct result of a commitment to capitalism, where yesterday's luxury has quickly become today's mass-market item. We become conditioned to new technological miracles being introduced on a regular basis in this country. It wasn't too long ago that simple email seemed a tremendous achievement. Now, spending just a few hundred dollars on a smartphone gives you the ability to manipulate and send text, audio and video literally from the palm of your hand. The same sort of advancement is seen in fields ranging from health care to home improvement"

Jonathan Hoenig is the 2nd recipient of the "Good Works" award.

Monday, November 24, 2008

New Sarah Palin TV Ad!

This was on Marc Ambinder's news blog, I agree, thank you Jesus and thank you Sarah!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

What are you thankful for?

Sleeping in late when it is cold outside

Witnessing the generosity of strangers (perhaps they are angels)

Clothes and shoes that fit nicely despite the years' wearing them down a bit

Support during a good cry

Really cute and loyal pets, and

Being God's Child, and a "Supernatural Princess Warrior" SNPW's UNITE!

In all things and FOR all things GIVE THANKS

While visiting the TeamSarah site, I happened upon a comment that said something to the effect of "i am a christian first". I am interested in starting a group or a discussion to see how that statement is defined by the readers.

I believe it means we pray for our leadership, trust God to put His will in place, a will and plan that is for our benefit no matter what the trials/tests. and if that is what that means for others, I would be interested in engaging in a discussion re: our actions as christians and aspects that we need to include as we blog on current events.

As Christians, we should not be upset we should rejoice always, there are many many blessings to count as we approach Thanksgiving our busiest holiday season in this culture, I certainly would not give haters or satan any credit by sulking in gloomy doom over this election, there are always reasons to rejoice, and if those in literal bondage (as John McCain and others were and still are) could find reasons to hope and love this country...then BLESS GOD, so can WE!!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Team Sarah Meeting In February 2009!

Mark your calendars TEAM SARAH members!

Team Sarah will have a booth at CPAC with the SBA List and we want to see all your smiling faces in person!

We hear that Sarah Palin has been invited to speak-- so Team Sarah members need to be there to support her. We will have all the buttons and stickers there to show your support.

CPAC is February 26-28, 2009 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. The Omni Shoreham is located at 2500 Calvert Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008.

Find out more about the conference here:

Hope you can come!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Need Encouragement?

Daily, I have been frantically surfing from website to website, looking for some motivation. I must admit, I am in full trust that God is not upset, surprised and has great plans for his children and this country. But in many instances over the past week, I have been searching for ways to address the feelings I and others are having regarding the many oddities that are not adding up from this campaign.

I would be irresponsible if I did not first address the infighting occurring by the RNC...way more disheartening than losing the election. This has to be the tackiest outcome of this election, and I have few if any words to share on the topic.

FORTUNATELY, I have found a GOODWORK that resonates not hate, anger, or remorse but true hope for strategically moving forward, sans rhetoric and avec appropriate research and viable solutions for next steps.

Specifically, the radio show Election Day and the gloomy days here to go to their archive pages and be encouraged.

I plan to share some of the highlights (perhaps even the transcripts) because now is the time to understand the role of civil disobedience, as well as gain insight into our historic obligation to understand and defend our constitution and our country.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Institution of Marriage

This good work is referenced on a fellow blog, if you know the author/source, please share. It puts things in perfect perspective:

"Marriage is a religious institution; the state simply recognizes the union and bestows privileges on those who the laws recognize as married. If you want those same rights, then work on expanding the rights the state bestows on those who enter into a civil union, domestic partnership, whatever you want to call it. The state granted privileges are secular, but the institution of marriage is not. Realize where you have an argument, and where you don’t. Fight for secular privileges; don’t fight to pervert a sacred institution."

A time for forgiveness and peace

It is so wonderful to trust God and not man. God takes care of us and allows the sun to shine on everyone. This world is for His children to bless, cultivate and keep until HE comes, so how do we get through the days ahead?

Trusting, Believing and Declaring HIS word, Colossians 3:12-14 says,
12 Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity

Now when we do our part, we are prepared to enjoy things as HE does HIS part. Pray for our leadership and for those who are wounded to heal. May we his people all live in God's Peace until he returns.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

You Betcha!

How Cute Is This?

Good Works Work

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Good Works Working Awards-

Of course, like many here, I stared this blog mainly because of the inspiration of blogs such as Adam Brickley's site (I follow his site, just google him and you will find it.
I saw his site earlier this year and was SURE based upon his research that Gov. Palin, if selected would seal the deal for McCain (after he did not immediately select Huckabee--yes, I said I supported Huckabee in the primary), the rest is history and now on to accentuating those reasons I wanted to register my cybervoice in honor of those works that are just good!
Adam Brickley gets the first award of course for being a kid with courage! Even if he's been doing this since 5 years old, his political passion and conservative blog, has grown exponentially from my first encounter, check him out on CNN of all places!!

Mighty good work he has done on behalf of the Republican Party and supporters of McCain/Palin as a citizen concerned and committed to preserving integrity. Glad you found your laptop, are feeling better and pray for your increased prosperity to come quickly!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Thanks be to God who ALWAYS causes us to triumph in HIS NAME!

Today I was up at 3am and worked at a local Board of Elections, until now, while it would have been great for any conceding to occur in another day or so, I have peace that passes all understanding, and pray this Psalm for all readers. God BLESS America (this song takes on a whole new meaning for me after today!)

Psalm 20 (New International Version)

New International Version (NIV)
Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society

Psalm 20

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

1 May the LORD answer you when you are in distress;
may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
2 May he send you help from the sanctuary
and grant you support from Zion.

3 May he remember all your sacrifices
and accept your burnt offerings.

4 May he give you the desire of your heart
and make all your plans succeed.

5 We will shout for joy when you are victorious
and will lift up our banners in the name of our God.
May the LORD grant all your requests.

6 Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed;
he answers him from his holy heaven
with the saving power of his right hand.

7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.

8 They are brought to their knees and fall,
but we rise up and stand firm.

9 O LORD, save the king!
Answer [a] us when we call!


Psalm 20:9 Or save / O King, answer

Saturday, November 1, 2008

State of the Campaign from Rick Davis, John McCain Campaign Manager

The State of the Campaign

If your television is tuned to cable news as frequently as ours are here at campaign headquarters, you have seen the pundits say John McCain and his campaign are done. And, if you've followed this race since the beginning, this is clearly a song you've heard before. I wanted to take some time today to give you some insight on the state of the race as we see it.

An AP poll released this morning revealed a very telling fact: ONE out of every SEVEN voters is undecided. That means, if 130 million voters turn out on Tuesday, 18.5 million of them have yet to make up their mind. With that many votes on the table and the tremendous movement we've seen in this race, I believe we are in a very competitive campaign.

Here's why:

All the major polls have shown a tightening in the race and a significant narrowing of the numbers. In John McCain's typical pattern, he is closing strong and surprising the pundits. We believe this race is winnable, and if the trajectory continues, we will surpass the 270 Electoral votes needed on Election Night.
National Polls: Major polls last week showed John McCain trailing by double-digit margins - but by the middle of this week, we were within the margin of error on four national tracking surveys. In fact, the Gallup national tracking survey showed the race in a virtual tie 2 days this week. 

State Polls: 

Iowa - Our numbers in Iowa have seen a tremendous surge in the past 10 days. We took Obama's lead from the double digits to a very close race. That is why you see Barack Obama visiting the state in the final days, trying to stem his losses. It is too little, too late. Like many other Midwestern states, Iowa is moving swiftly into McCain's column. 

The Southwest - It is no secret that Republican candidates in the Southwest have to focus on winning over enough Latino and Hispanic voters in Nevada, New Mexico and Colorado to carry them to victory. John McCain has overcome challenges Republicans face, and has made up tremendous ground in these states with these voters. For these voters, the choice has become clear, and you have seen a big change in the numbers. John McCain is now winning enough voters to perform within the margin of error - putting these states within reach. 

Colorado - Barack Obama tried to outspend our campaign in Colorado during the early weeks of October and finish off our candidate in Colorado. However, after our visit early this week, we saw a tremendous rebound in our poll position, and Colorado is back on the map. 

Ohio and Pennsylvania - Everyone knows that vote rich Ohio and Pennsylvania will be key battlegrounds for this election. Between the two: 41 electoral votes and no candidate has gotten to the White House without Ohio. Senator McCain and Governor Palin have been campaigning non-stop in these key battleground states and tonight Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has pumped up our campaign at a rally in Columbus. Our position in these states is strong and undecided voters continue to have a very favorable impression of our candidate.
Obama campaign faces tremendous structural challenges in the final days of this campaign
Obama has a challenge hitting 50%: Barack Obama has not reached the 50% threshold in almost any the battleground state. He consistently is performing in the 45-48% range. When we look closely at the primary votes, we see a history of a candidate whose Election Day performance is often at or behind his final polling numbers. If this is true, our surge will leave Obama with even or under 50% of the vote on Election Day. 

Early Vote: The Obama campaign has promised that their early vote and absentee efforts will change the composition of the electorate. They have sold the press on a story that first time voters will turn out in droves this election cycle. Again, the facts undermine their argument. In our analysis of early voting and absentee votes to date: The composition of the electorate has not changed significantly and most folks who have voted early are high propensity voters who would have voted regardless of the high interest in this campaign. 

Expanding the Field: Obama is running out of states if you follow out a traditional model. Today, he expanded his buy into North Dakota, Georgia and Arizona in an attempt to widen the playing field and find his 270 Electoral Votes. This is a very tall order and trying to expand into new states in the final hours shows he doesn't have the votes to win.
The Final Barnstorm
On Monday, we will have a 14 state rally with our candidates crisscrossing the country trying to turn out our voters and sway the final undecided voters. Governor Palin will hit Ohio, Missouri, Iowa, Colorado, Nevada and Alaska in the final day of campaigning, while Senator McCain will travel from Tampa, Florida, to Virginia, then Pennsylvania, Indiana, New Mexico, Nevada and finish the night in Prescott, Arizona. The enthusiasm and excitement we generate on Monday will be the electricity that powers our "Get Out the Vote" efforts on Tuesday.
On the Ground
Our field organization has tremendous energy and is out-performing the Bush campaign at the same time in 2004. This week our field organization crossed a huge threshold and began reaching more than one million voters per day, and by week's end will have contacted more than 5 million voters. Our phone centers are full and our rate of voter contact is significantly out-pacing the Bush campaign in 2004. We have the resources to do the voter contact necessary to support the surge we are seeing in our polling with old fashioned grassroots outreach.
On the Airwaves
In the final days of the campaign, our television presence will be bigger and broader than the Obama campaign's presence. The full Republican effort - the RNC's Independent Expenditure and the McCain campaign will out-buy Barack Obama and the Democrats by just about 10 million dollars.
In short: the McCain campaign is surging in the final 72 hours. Our grassroots campaign is vibrant and communicating to voters in a very powerful way. Our television presence is strong. And, we have a secret ingredient - A candidate who will never quit and who will never stop fighting for you and for your families.

In these final hours, Senator McCain and Governor Palin are counting on you - they are counting on you to knock on doors, to make turnout calls, to contact your friends and neighbors. Get our voters to the polls and help John McCain fight for your and for our country. This is our last mission on behalf of John McCain and I have no doubt I can count on your effort and energy to carry us across the line to victory.