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I'm a simple man, not a simpleton. The worst thing any of our leaders can do is to get those two things confused. I'm a warrior for those things I believe in. I stand up for my friends, family, God, and country. All I truly want is for the government to stay as far out of my life as I can get it. Oh and just in case you haven't guessed it; I'm conservative in my bones.


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Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 Recap

Well friends, here we are just a couple hours (depending where you are) from calling 2011 a done deal.  I've been through a lot of changes this year.  In fact, they kept coming right up to the last few days, finishing off with a new career.  I'd like to take a few and tell all of my friends that read this that I am so very thankful for your friendship and support through this last year.  Like the nation I love so much, I've seen grief and laughter, fear and blessings, moments of weakness and strength.  I've made new friends and discovered old friends were dying.  But in all of the things that I've been through and been part of, I know that the good Lord has had my back.  I've seen too many things that convince me of his active participation in my life.

As for our nation and the things it's going through, I've seen a lot of things that have disappointed me this last year.  Many of those that were elected last year and that were seen as our warriors for conservative principles have become  However, I've seen other things that lead me to believe that there is a very strong and growing section of America that are becoming increasingly intolerant of the "progressive" agenda and are fighting back.  Record gun and ammunition sales are both very heartening and at the same time, quite disturbing.  The Tea Party has become a national force in political circles and no longer do those in opposition take them lightly.  Indeed, they have tried, with little true success, to foster their own "occupy" movement and in doing so have shown themselves to be violent and anarchic and so most of America is at the least distrusting and at the most, disgusted by the movement.

We are now in a battle, political though it may be, for a new administration to help lead our nation back to the path it was set up to take.  Understand me, if you have read this blog for any time at all, you know that even as I fight for those things I believe in as principle bedrocks of my nature, I also believe that things are playing out as they must for biblical prophecy to come to the end that has been foretold.  It doesn't change what I see as my duty, but it does make it easier to take defeat when it happens as it did with the crushing debt arguments that this nation has been in this past year.  We conservatives were hoodwinked by those we trusted and fed a line that is nothing less than a continuation of the destructive policies that the current administration started 3 years ago.

This next year will bear out whether my belief, the belief that our fate as a free, unified, and strong republic has been compromised beyond redemption, will prove true or that the "shining city on the hill" as Reagan referred to us, still has bright days in store.

I personally believe that until we recapture our heritage as a christian nation, protecting the life of the unborn and making decisions based on what's right and wrong versus what is politically feasable, we will never again recieve the blessings of the Lord as a nation.  Without that, we will not survive as the force of good that we had been in our nation's youth.

Whatever happens, God bless those that call me friend or kin.  God look with mercy on this nation, and I pray that this next year holds blessings never before seen for all of you.  Happy New Year.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Heating Up The Christmas Season

Merry Christmas my friends and family.  This is a season full of bittersweet memories and joy for our saviors birth.  The memories that I find so bittersweet are due to the many loved ones that have gone on to be with our Lord, and the remembrances of the happy days long past.  The Joy of our savior's birth needs no explanation to those of you that share in my faith.  There is only one holiday I enjoy more than Christmas and that's Thanksgiving.  NO, not for the food, but for the fact that I take time to sit down and list out all the blessings that God, in his generosity, has provided.

But this season is not without its pitfalls.  Right now, around the country and across the globe, there are evil forces at work trying to restrict our ability to worship our Lord in public venues or  in our home towns.  80% of America believes in Christ Jesus and yet we are required by bullies and malcontents to hide our faith instead of shining it out like beacons in the night.  For the last couple of weeks I have been monitoring a fight in east Texas, where a small town is being bullied by an out of state atheist organization, with the purpose of making this town tear down a nativity.  This weekend, over 5000 people gathered in a rally in praise of our Lord and support of the town's nativity scene.  God bless them.
In Europe, the Muslims push the European nations further and further from their christian heritage so as to not foment discord amongst Islamists.  Time and again the European powers show their lack of spine in the face of the encroachment of Islam.  Christians are being murdered and persecuted in countries all across the middle and far east in numbers that haven't been seen or rather reported in decades.

All across the world there are wars, and rumors of wars.  Kim Jong Il was recently reported to have changed his name to Kim Jong Dead, and no one seems to know what that means for the small insanity driven nuclear power called North Korea. 

Throw into the middle of all of this, our own bit of insanity called the presidential election cycle and the fact that for all intents and purposes, we have been eating our own in personal attempts at power grabbing and fear mongering.  I don't care which side of the isle you look at, both parties have decided that scorched earth is the only way to get power.  No candidate is going to be perfect, however I will point out that there are some perfectly awful positions that we may find ourselves in. 

The first and foremost of these positions would be to allow Barry Obama to stay in office another 4 years.  Frankly, anyone other than Ron Paul would do just fine as president, with a few provisos of course.  The first and foremost of these would be that we gain a conservative majority in both houses of congress.  Notice I didn't use the words "Republican majority" but rather "Conservative Majority".  That is key.  With enough Conservatives brought into power, the evils that any president is capable of can be muted or supressed entirely.  All bills must start in the house or senate.  And vetos can be over ridden if the will is there.

So many are putting so much energy into which one of the candidates will  be our "savior".  Look where that line of thinking got us with Barry.  He was supposed to be the "savior" of the left.  And I suppose from a socialist point of view, he's doing very well.  But we cannot afford that.  We must take the Congress back, and use it's legislative power to do what the President cannot, removed all of the dangerous and malignant laws that the dems and the Obama administration have put in place.

If you are looking for a savior, I suggest reading the red letters in a good Bible.  The rest will take care of itself.  A little food for thought, though; We may not have always gotten the leader that we wanted, but I'm pretty sure we've always gotten the leaders  that we deserved.  Let's make sure that we deserve better in the future. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Rant or Cute Kittens....Decision Of The Day.

Ok, so first things first...  Ever since I moved out of the wild and wooly west parts of Oklahoma for the more social and accessible north eastern parts of my beloved state, I have been living the life of a semi-homeless person.  By which I mean that I have not had cable or internet for almost 2 full months!  Gasp!!!  Terrible as that fate seems to most, I survived it and am now back into the high life with a fully functional cable TV and modem.  So, of course the first thing I wanted to do was to get on here and share the good news with you, my friends.

As that would basically end this post with that one paragraph, I decided to go out into the internet and start dredging drudge and other news outlets and gleen all the good news I could find into an uplifting message for this Christmas holiday season.  Guess what, couldn't find ANY!  None.  Nada.  Kaput.  We're two weeks from Christmas and the only news articles I can find are negative and going south from there.  Jews and Christians are indefinately banned from the temple mount, sales are down in the U.S., the government is getting set to pass a bill that would allow military forces to not only operate on U.S. soil but to apprehend and detain, indefinately, any citizen SUSPECTED of terrorist ties or activities.  Even the poster boy for the tea party in Florida, one Allen West, is beating the drums in support of this travesty.  How much freedom are we gonna give up in the name of security?  Our founders thought about this, and came to the conclusion that if you're willing to give up freedom for security, you're gonna end up losing both.  My personal point of view is that if the government will just get the hell out of the people's way, we could handle any problems that arise from insurgent or other home grown jihadists.

All that is the reason that I decided, among other things that I was gonna either have to get on here and set fire to the internet with a rant that would be certain to have the black suburbans pulling up in the driveway, or I was going to have to do something to calm down and bring a bit of cuteness to this otherwise horrendous news day.  So, I'm gonna have to pass on the rant as I want to bring it, and instead give you a terminal dose of cute...  Enjoy!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Herman Cain Destruction.... Complete

Well, I believe that I called this one right.  A couple of posts back, I said that the left would destroy Herman Cain not just oppose him.  They couldn't afford to have a man like him put the lie to Barry and his plans.  So, they've brought out every piece of trailer trash they could find and some that just flat doesn't seem to exist to pound on him.  Now this latest "friend" of his comes forward and claims a decade plus long affair.  Did it happen?  Likely.  Does that immediately disqualify him for President?  Well, if it does then Newt is toast too.  Personally, I find myself of two minds on the thought.  On one hand, we need a man of strong moral character so we can have a hero, if you will, to look to and say, "See?!?  A good man does exist that can lead us." And I am repulsed by the idea of cheating on your wife for any reason.  On the other hand, I'm not inclined to think that a long time relationship outside of marriage is a reason to throw a man overboard.  He is still the man who was a positive leader in several companies and has come up with good ideas for saving this nation.  Would an affair keep a general from prosecuting a war, by default?  I mean just because he had one... I don't think so.

But in all reality, that is a moot point.  He's toast.  Now Newt seems to be pulling into the default lead and the laundry list of reasons that I don't like him are so damned long that it would give me a cramp to write it out.  But for brevity's sake, it can be summed up by a video of him on a couch with the wicked witch of the west, Pelosi.  'Nuff said.

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