I like the following ad for Sen. Mitch McConnell. If the entire Republican Party were this bold, something might actually get done.
I love this video because Rep. Mike Kelly grills the outgoing IRS Commissioner Steven Miller. It shows the fact that the IRS has overreaching power and is virtually held unaccountable for their actions. As Rep. Kelly points out, the IRS Commissioner admitted the IRS is run in a shoddy manner, but when the IRS comes knocking on our doors, we don’t get to use that excuse. (Click on the link, for some reason, I’m having trouble embedding the video clip.)
I’ve always thought that Hillary screaming “what difference does it make?” really showed her inability to lead. I guess the powers that be also thought that by screaming such a question, they would make the Benghazi tragedy just go away and make it seem like Hillary was only concerned with what is really important. I think she tipped her hand, showing that she and the rest of the Democrats think nothing of a few diplomats getting killed just as long as it doesn’t inhibit their ability to stay in power.
It should be an axiom for Christ followers that while our faith should inform our politics, our politics should never inform our faith. But this particular author, as is often the case with Christian Democrats, has made an a priori commitment to supporting the Democrats and then seeks to find faith-based reasons to justify it. But here’s the uncomfortable truth such individuals must confront: while it’s certainly true that not every Republican is worthy of our support as Christians, any individual who runs under a platform that justifies the legal slaughter of innocent life made in the image of God is an unacceptable choice. Period.
Reading the list of supposed justifications for why Christians can turn a blind eye towards this outrageous offense, I imagine these Democrat apologists writing similar essays in the 1930s of how the Nazi Party was doing great things for infrastructure and social welfare programs in Germany. “Never mind that killing of the Jews thing,” they would essentially argue. That’s the underlying current of the Christian Democrat defense — “never mind the killing of the unborn beings made in God’s image thing.” That’s not to say that Democrats are Nazis, of course. It’s to say that there is something dreadfully wrong with your priorities and moral compass when you try to find ways to excuse genocide. As a believer, I cannot imagine justifying that to God.
It’s interesting, isn’t it? Christian Democrats used to find ways to justify their support of a party that promoted slavery. Now they do the same for a party promoting abortion. Tragic.
Beyond that, how lost we are as a culture when Christians in name will actively, vocally, and apparently proudly support a man (Barack Obama) who just a few short months ago called on his country to rebel against God’s own definition of the institution of marriage? This isn’t about how we treat those who practice homosexuality. This is a case where Barack Obama declared that God is a bigot — or at least that His prescription for what constitutes family is bigoted. Jesus affirmed marriage as a union of a husband and wife; Barack Obama suggested such a narrow description was discriminatory. Both can’t be right.
Please read the rest here.
Since the election, I’ve really had little to say simply because I have been so disappointed about Romney’s loss to Barack Hussein Obama. I’m probably like most conservatives, realizing that we are no longer living in the America of our youth. Those days are gone. The days in which anyone could work hard and rise up from the lower classes have come to an end. Things are pretty much set. America will fall into the unofficial class system of haves and have nots and the have nots will have their hands open from the haves, the two groups never intermingling.
Of course, I could be wrong about that. If you are have and you don’t give to the ruling elite, then they are likely to make you a have not by taking what you do have and giving it to the have nots, who will still not have anything other than what they are given. Not a bad life for the have nots. Just sit back, wait on government and before long you will have your Obama phone along with your Obama television, Obama car (electric of course), Obamacare, Obama home, Obama edumacashun, and Obama dollars to spend on a six pack and pork rinds. (Are the the terms “six pack” and “pork rinds” still acceptable in Obama’s America, or have they become “racists?”)
Of course, I could be wrong about that. I have people who keep trying to tell me things are not going to be all that bad. In fact, according to some, I should look forward to Obamacare because it will be a lot less expensive for me than my current insurance which should be increasing their premiums by the end of the day. I know this to be one of those realities of Obama’s America because my prescriptions have already increased in price due to Obamacare. What use to be a $25 copay is now anywhere between $125 and $150. In fact, I think what has happened over the past four years is that the insurance companies swapped my copay for their copay. In other words, they are now paying $25 for my medicines and I’m paying the rest. Yes, I would use generic if there were generics offered.
Of course, I could be wrong about that. I was wrong about this stinking election. For weeks I tried to assure my lovely bride that Romney would win. Needless to say, I was wrong about that. I don’t predict things any more. She tried to ask me if we would be OK during the next four years in Obama’s American and I told her that Jesus is still on the throne. That’s all I’m truly willing to say about the future. I know the God of the future, but not much more about the future.
I’m right about that. As Christians, we must admit that Obama is in office because the God of all creation put him there. We like to think that it was the stupid, greedy, lazy and thoughtless Americans who actually put him there. But ultimately, whoever ends up in office is placed their by our Sovereign Lord. He must have His reasons even though we may not understand His reasons or like the ones we can understand.
I’m right about that. Jesus truly wants our eyes upon Him, and not upon our elected officials. Since Obama’s re-election, I’ve found myself stopped in mid thought over and over again. For instance, there are new reports out now that Obama will adopt U.N. treaties on small arms to “help?” reduce terrorism around the world. It will mean that every gun in America will become registered with another bureaucracy, and more of our rights guaranteed under the Constitution will be removed. My thoughts are… well, maybe someone will stand up to Obama and stop him. Then, realizing that no one will, I realize that we might as well give up on our Second Amendment rights. This is Obama’s America and it no longer belongs to us.
Of course, I could be wrong about that. But it seems to me that Jesus wants us looking to Him for our protection, our provision and our hope. Not government. In fact, it is looking to government that has gotten us in this situation in the first place. We keep thinking our freedoms come from the politicians we elect instead of God. Our freedoms do not come from politicians. They are inalienable rights given to us from our Creator. We have been looking to government far too long to solve America’s problems and not looking to HIM. Only He can bring about the freedom we long for. Only He can bring about the country we hope for. Only He can open the eyes of the people to the truth of the gospel, which is most necessary if this country is ever to resemble anything like the America of our youth. The problem is that even those of us on the right have been looking to government to solve our problems instead of looking to Him. That is exactly the problem those on the left have and we have it too. No politician is going to bring true peace or true freedom. This is why so many we send to Washington to turn things around end up adding to the problem. They can’t solve the problems. Only God can.
Of that, I’m certain. We better quit looking to the some new politician to be the answer and looking to Christ. That comes about by being on our knees in prayer. We can either start now, praying for His mercy in our country, or it will get much worse, in which case, we will end up on our knees in prayer for His mercy. Either way, we need to look to Him, not Obama’s America for answers.
Of that, I’m certain.
Those of you who are regulars will recognize BabaLucy. She is a dear friend in the LORD and her grandchildren, as well as my children, call her Baba. She sent out the following to friends and family last night and I wanted to share it with you.
Dear Family and Friends,
As you know, I am very passionate about what I believe in!!!!!!!!! I
have sent many emails over the past 4 years and I am sure that you
have deleted many of them. I hope you will read this one.
Tomorrow is Election Day and I have worked and prayed and worked and
prayed and I have peace that passes understanding as Philippians 4
says. I just want you to know that I have laid that election in the
LORD’s Hands. I know that HE is raises up and puts down leaders and
that HE will still be GOD ALMIGHTY no matter how the campaign plays
out tomorrow. My hope is in JESUS CHRIST, not in who wins the
Let me close with some verses from Daniel that the LORD has had me praying:
Daniel 3: 17-18- “Behold, our GOD whom we serve, is able to deliver us
from the hot fiery furnace ( from this group in power is what I pray)
and HE will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.
be it known to thee, O king, we will not serve thy gods, nor worship
the golden image which thou hast set up.”
Therefore, I will Praise HIM for whomever is elected.
I thought it was a good reminder that our trust should be in HIM, and not the political process. God is testing our faith so that it is purer than pure gold.
Fox News has received several complaints from voters who say they voted on touch-screen voting machines — only when they tried to select Mitt Romney, the machine indicated they had chosen President Obama. The voters in question realized the error and were able to cast ballots for their actual choice.
“I don’t know if it happened to anybody else or not, but this is the first time in all the years that we voted that this has ever happened to me,” said Marion, Ohio, voter Joan Stevens.
Stevens said that when she voted, it took her three tries before the machine accepted her choice to vote for Romney.
“I went to vote and I got right in the middle of Romney’s name,” Stevens told Fox News, saying that she was certain to put her finger directly on her choice for the White House.
She said that the first time she pushed “Romney,” the machine marked “Obama.”
So she pushed Romney again. Obama came up again. Then it happened a third time.
“Maybe you make a mistake once, but not three times,” she told Fox News.
Please, if you vote using a touch screen, make sure that you vote doesn’t shift to Obama by accident. See the rest of the story here.
As I write this, the election is just a week away. I’m hopeful that the masses turn out and vote for Mitt Romney and those who want Obama, find some day-time talk show to watch instead.
I’m not going to comment on the buzz about the elections being postponed because of Hurricane Sandy. Liberals might delight in the idea, but the rest of the country will not wait, especially given that the president doesn’t have the Constitutional authority to postpone the elections.
Despite all of this, what if Romney still ends up losing? We have to ask that question because it may not be God’s will for him to win. What if Obama wins again? What will our response be as Christians? Will we rejoice in God’s sovereign plan or will we grumble?
As Christians, we have to admit that sometimes God’s plan are not what we want or think is best for the country. Remember how God used King Nebuchadnezzar to bring discipline and judgment on Israel? I’m sure that Daniel and his friends prayed that God would deliver them from the onslaught of Nebuchadnezzar’s army. I’m confident that they prayed YHWH would raise up an angel to smite the Gentile herd as it approached the holy land. However, God did not do so because His purposes and ways are not our purposes and ways.
He was bringing discipline on the nation of Israel for their years of looking to the world for comfort and protection. He warned them that He would do so if they did not continue in His ways. They did not continue in His ways and He brought about an army to discipline them.
If God wasn’t hesitant to discipline those who were His chosen nation, why should we expect any better treatment?
The truth is that here in the United States we tend to think that we are entitled to just rulers. We think it’s our birthright to have rulers that seek our material and financial well being. Yet often times, what we need more in our lives is more dependency upon Him, and not our political views or country.
We need to remember that we don’t have the right to the American dream, or just rulers, or prosperity and riches. God never promised us those things in Scripture. In fact, much of Scripture comes from the fact that God was removing those things from His people. He does so out of His love for us, for it is far better that we look to Him for our daily sustenance and well being than the society in which we live. It’s better that we depend upon Him for our next meal, our jobs, our health and wealth than it is to receive such through a society and country that has long turned their backs on the living and true God.
In fact, when we look to Christ’s messages to the seven churches in the book of Revelation, one of the harshest warnings came to the church that was financially fit. Listen to His words to the church in Laodicea:
Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked— 18 I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. 19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.
I’m not sure we get that with more prosperity, which is what Romney is promising for us. Not that I don’t want him to win. I do. But how we, as those who are God’s people, handle life if Romney doesn’t win. Will we trust in the LORD in His choice for our leader? I know, we think who we have as a leader is up to us. But ultimately, it is up to God. He is the one who changes kings like He changes the courses of rivers. In other words, God is sovereign in the affairs of men, not just in the affairs of His people. Will we rejoice that God is doing something in our lives if Romney loses? Will we be thankful?
Or will Romney’s loss cause us be angry with God, asking Him: “why have you done this thing?” Remember, He loves those whom He rebukes and chastens. He doesn’t chasten those whom He doesn’t love. He pours out His wrath upon them. It’s better to accept His discipline as one accepts discipline from a loving father, because HE is a loving Father.
This is one of those opportunities that just landed in my lap. Last week, I got a call from Jason Perry, a city councilor here in Roswell and he asked if our church would be willing to host Governor Susana Martinez today for a Republican rally and get-out-the-vote campaign. I checked with the board, and they said it was fine with them. We were not endorsing anyone, just allowing them to “rent” our parking lot. In fact, the Jason insisted on it.
In getting everything ready for the governor’s visit, He asked me if I would give the invocation. That was a surprise since he is also a Baptist preacher on the side. I just figured he would do it and I would be a spectator.
Not so. He wanted me to give the invocation and sit up on the stage with all the politicians. I guess that was an honor, but when I sat up there, they kept a chair between me and the politicians. I guess I was oozing so much righteousness that they didn’t want any to rub off on Robert Korn, or the other candidates. You know how it is: you want your politicians with an inkling of right and wrong. But too much righteousness makes them think they are God’s gift to the country, sort of like Obama.
When the Governor finally showed up, I took a few pictures of her (see above) as she came up the stairs. But she didn’t shake my hand. Went right on by me. That was too much for Robert Korn to let pass. He noticed and started joking with me. I told him that Rudy Guilliani did the same thing when I saw him in a rally as well. (The picture on the post below is him blowing right past me. He wouldn’t even look at me.) I think it’s the camera. That is what I told Bob Korn. They see the camera and must assume I’m a reporter.
As for Governor Martinez, she did meet me after all the speeches were given. She really is a nice lady, yet tough. That is what makes her so effective. I hope that she gets enough of the RIGHT politicians in Santa Fe so she can continue to put New Mexico on the right track.
The Libya Question – I was speaking with a man yesterday who’s son is a Naval officer in charge of providing security overseas for our diplomats and dignitaries when they go overseas. The man told me the Navy had a rescue team ready to go into Libya to rescue the ambassador before the ambassador’s death. The U.S. Navy was completely aware that the attack was imminent and were making preparations to intervene and provide aid to the ambassador. They were never given the green light to provide that aid. Seems like if the Navy knew it was a terrorist attack and was ready to provide aid, that the White House should have known as well. But that would have required Obama to leave the campaign trail and actually attend daily intelligence briefings.
Governor Susana Martinez – The county Republicans contacted our church last week to see if they could use our parking lot for get-out-the-vote rally. We gladly granted them permission.
Because of this, Governor Susana Martinez will be arriving here on Saturday and hanging out in the church before the rally. It looks like I will get an opportunity to meet her. I posted her speech from the Republican National Convention here.
Voting Democrat? Is there any justification ever for a Christian to vote Democrat? Democrats are on record as the party of death. They love to kill children in the womb, and now it appears that Obamacare has death panels. Whenever you ration healthcare, that is the end result as a study out of the United Kingdom is now showing. Hattip: Neil.
TaylorMade Golf Clubs — I Googled golf clubs about three weeks ago. Now every page I visit on the web, even with my computer at home, has a Taylormade Golf club ad. Don’t think for a moment that Google isn’t tracking our googles.
Binder-gate? Not sure I understand the left’s attempt to make a deal out of Romney’s binder comment. But alas, when you are desperate, you will grasp at anything.