Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Hate once again

I posted a while back about hate in America and here we are again with this supposed racist cop who was doing his job. Sgt. Crowley answered a call that a house was being burglarized and Professor Gates obviously saw an opportunity to turn the incident into a racist one. Who is the racist here? The police officer was doing his job, protecting private property! He didn't call anyone names; bully, threaten or batter the "intruder" who, incidentally, happened to be the renter, Professor Gates. On top of everything else, our president decides to comment on the incident that he readily admits he knows nothing about! If you didn't know the facts, why did you comment?

If you think that racism is helped by this incident, it is not. It has set back the integration of our society by decades. Rev. Martin Luther King must be spinning in his grave at all this travesty. Remember, I lived in the South in the Jim Crow days. I SAW how terrible the blacks were treated there. Now that was as wrong as this incident with Professor Gates except it the black man being the racist! Do you honestly think that a police officer won't hesitate now to answer a call that involves a black family? Who wants the publicity, the lies, the slander? No, this will possibly be disastrous at some point because a white cop hesitates for these very reasons.

I just read an editorial by Thomas Sowell, a black man by the way, who clearly states the problems about our president. He encourages racism, hires those who incite division. He is absolutely the biggest mistake this nation has ever made. He is a hypocrite and has not done one single thing he promised to do. Transparency? None. Allowing us to see the text of proposed legislation? No. Allowing Congress time to READ proposed legislation. No. Making an effort to reduce abortions? Absolutely not - he has done everything possible to increase it. Bringing our troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan? Nope. If anything he has increased the troops in Afghanistan. He is scary, folks. We MUST take America back! Stop listening to the feel-good rhetoric. Stop allowing him to hypnotize you when he speaks. Take time to really HEAR what he is saying. If you do, you'll really understand how he doesn't make sense, comes to illogical conclusions and just wants to "soothe" you.

Wake up, folks. Racism is getting worse and none of this will help our country in any way. We are all Americans who want basically the same things: peace, prosperity, freedom, acceptance. If this keeps up, we will all be at each other's throats. Maybe that is what "they" (meaning the 535 members at the top) want?

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Brentwood TEA Party

I got the photos uploaded and resized from our TEA Party in Brentwood yesterday. I was very pleased at the turnout and would you believe the paper actually had an announcement about the TEA Party? Now we'll see if there is any report on it next week. (We have a weekly here in town) Mike Holoka was a great speaker and I really enjoyed what Sean Ackley had to say. Sean wrote the commentary for the Brentwood Press and you can read it here. I didn't know that two single moms started our Brentwood organization and I am sure proud of them!
Here is the view we had from our chairs:




See the Cub Scouts to the left there? They presented the flag for our Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem.



There were some great signs there! This is the gazebo at the city park. It was a perfect place for the event since there are lots of trees for shade.











People on our left. More in next few photos.




Even had tea! Just to the right of the tea table was the registration booth. We were given little flags and information if we wanted it.




These are the two gals who organized the Brentwood TEA Party. I apologize for not know catching their names.




I don't know this guy's name either but he gave a short speech that was great!




There were all ages at the event...families with young children up to senior citizens like us!




This is Sean Ackley giving his address. He has been very active in the Ron Paul Meet-Up as well as the TEA Party.



Last, but not least, is Mike Holoka who came out here from Chicago to give us a rousing speech. Mike is a regular contributor at the RE Tea Party.com groups. I like the way he thinks and gives us good information.
Thanks for looking and please leave a comment!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Indepence Now and Forever! by Chuck Baldwin

I am copying and pasting in this blog page the entire message from Pastor Chuck Baldwin. He says it so well and reminds us of what a sacrifice the early fathers of our country made. Folks, wake up! We must stand together and fight for our independence and freedom!

As we approach Independence Day, it behooves us to recall the principles of America's founding, especially in light of the ongoing attempt by today's political and commercial leaders to merge the United States into a
hemispheric government. In fact, the clarion call for independence is just as fundamental, just as revolutionary as it was 233 years ago.

Regarding the signing of the Declaration of Independence, John Adams said, "[Independence Day] will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding
generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the Day of Deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports,
guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forevermore."

Adams went on to say, "You will think me transported with enthusiasm, but I am not. I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure that it will cost us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet
through all the gloom I can see the rays of ravishing light and glory; I can see that the end is more than worth all the means, that posterity will triumph in that day's transaction, even though we should rue it, which I trust in God we shall not."

Indeed, the signers of America's Declaration of Independence endured the sacrifice of both toil and blood. Pertaining to the lives of the signers, David Limbaugh writes, "Of those 56 who signed the Declaration of
Independence, nine died of wounds or hardships during the war. Five were captured and imprisoned, in each case with brutal treatment. Several lost wives, sons or entire families. One lost his thirteen children. Two wives
were brutally treated. All were at one time or another the victims of manhunts and driven from their homes. Twelve signers had their homes completely burned. Seventeen lost everything they owned."

Yes, America's Declaration of Independence, which is our nation's birth certificate, was purchased at a very high price. Rightly did its primary author, Thomas Jefferson, invoke God's name no less than four times in the
Declaration. Without God, our struggle for independence and freedom would surely have failed.

Jefferson, along with the vast majority of America's founders, knew that freedom was, first, the gift of God, not the accomplishment of men. He further understood that man's law must be subordinate to the natural laws of
God.

Therefore, with an appeal to Heaven for the "rectitude of [their] intentions," America's Founding Fathers courageously forged a document that would put their own lives at risk, but would also change the course of
history.

The question now is, "How long can we maintain our nation's independence?" The forces of global government seem to dominate both major parties in Washington, D.C., most corporate boardrooms, and most newsrooms.

In fact, hemispheric or regional government never had more powerful and committed allies than former Presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and now President Barack Obama. Mark my words: if and when America loses its independence, it will have been these Presidents that led the way in making it happen.

If the United States is going to maintain its independence and freedom much beyond the year 2010, it will only be because millions of freedom-loving Americans (and the governments of the States in which they reside) are
willing to fight for it.

Both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died on July 4, 1826. Daniel Webster gave the eulogy for both men on August 2 of that year. Included in his remarks on that notable day were these words: "It [the Declaration of
Independence] is my living sentiment, and by the blessing of God, it shall be my dying sentiment. Independence now, and independence forever."

To Webster's words, I say a hearty AMEN! I promise no loyalty to the North American Union, the United Nations, or any other brand of global government. When the day comes that I am required to submit to any form of global authority, I will be an outlaw. There is no freedom without independence, and there is no independence without eternal vigilance. To my dying breath I will say with Daniel Webster, "Independence now, and independence forever!"

To get your own copy, see this link on his website.