- O beautiful, for spacious skies,
- For amber waves of grain,
- For purple mountain majesties
- Above the fruited plain!
- America! America! God shed His grace on thee,
- And crown thy good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea.
- O beautiful, for pilgrim feet
- Whose stern, impassioned stress
- A thoroughfare for freedom beat
- Across the wilderness!
- America! America! God mend thine ev’ry flaw;
- Confirm thy soul in self control, thy liberty in law!
- O beautiful, for heroes proved
- In liberating strife,
- Who more than self their country loved
- And mercy more than life!
- America! America! May God thy gold refine,
- ‘Til all success be nobleness, and ev’ry gain divine!
- O beautiful, for patriot dream
- That sees beyond the years,
- Thine alabaster cities gleam
- Undimmed by human tears!
- America! America! God shed His grace on thee,
- And crown thy good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea!
These words were NEVER truer than today. God Bless and Happy Thanksgiving.
Archive for November, 2008
Wow, the Socialist and social engineers haven’t even gotten into the White House yet and we are seeing the dismantling of our civil liberties.
Apparently California officials are now investigating the donating of NON-monetary “stuff” by the Mormon Church to pass Prop 8. I guess now it is illegal to give your time, or donate business equipment (if someone did) or paper or paint or anything else if you are a member of any group against anything the socialistas are for. I cannot tell you how many times the leaders of MY church “the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints” has read from the pulpit that “The Church” does NOT support any political party, person or proposition. Church members are asked to be prayerful as they research issues and candidates and then they are to vote according to the dictates of their own conscience.
Funny how Catholics, Evangelicals, the Black and Hispanic communities all voted overwhelmingly for Prop 8 but the Mormons are the ones highlighted.
This is not unusual for us. We’re used to bigotry. We are the ONLY church in this country that has ever had an extermination order put out on our people. That’s right, on October 27th, 1838 Governor Lilburn W. Boggs enacted an order to drive the Mormons from Missouri or to exterminate them (kill them all). It wasn’t until June 25, 1976 that the order was rescinded. The dirty little historical secret is the Missourians want the Mormons gone because they were Anti-Slavery and Missouri was a slave state and many in it were flooding Kansas with Pro-slavery sympathizers, thus the Mormons had to go. (bet you didn’t hear that in US History 101)
Their leader was murdered in cold blood, while in federal custody, by a mob of 200 masked men on June 27, 1844. The Mormons were then driven out of the city they had build from a swamp on the Mississippi River called Navoo in the depth of winter. They managed to flee to the Great Salt Lake where they made the desert bloom but continued to be victims of hate, rumor, slander and misunderstanding.
Our 11th Article of Faith says: We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.
Apparently we are not free in the “Land of the Free and Home of the Brave”. Could be that’s because it’s become “The Land of the Chained and Home of the Depraved.”
Marriage is a Sacrament, a religious observance. If the state wants to enact a civil partnership or what have you that is entirely different. What people of faith do not want is the government telling them who they HAVE to allow to marry in their churches.
Many religions believe that homosexuality is a sin against God and nature. If you don’t believe in God then why would you want to be married in a ceremony that for centuries said “what God had joined together let no man put asunder”? If you do believe in God, you should understand that the whole Adam and Eve situation is a clue to how things are supposed to be.
God created Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve, sorry that’s just the way it is. What you do about it is between you and God. What a church does about it is between the parishioners, their pastor and God. The vaulted separation between church and state the socialistas adhere to should dictate that the government has NO role in forcing churches to change their beliefs.
We, Christians know this is exactly where this is all heading. Those on the left will never be satisfied until they force everyone to adhere to their beliefs. It is the plan of the anti-Christ, to make everyone miserable like unto himself, to take away choice and to demand everyone be tied to the same yoke. It is what socialist see as Nirvana and what Communist believe is their right and privilege.
Welcome to the Brave New World- May God have mercy on our souls.
It’s taken this long for me to get some kind of handle on the moment. I went through the stages of grief:
Shock and Denial
Pain and Guilt
Anger and Bargaining
Depression and Reflection
There are three more stages, the upward turn, reconstruction and working through and acceptance and hope. But I’m stuck on number 5. Probably because number 5 gives me no comfort. The more I reflect the more depressed I get. Then there is the fact that I can’t get a respite from the Obamagasm being enjoyed by the media. It’s all Obama all of the time, his face is on the cover of almost every magazine, they talk about him on the radio, on television and at the water cooler. The more I reflect, the more I’ve come to one sad but inescapable conclusion.
Over half of the people in this country are spiritually dead. I can think of no other excuse for this debacle. Now just for the record, I held my nose when voting for McCain because like most people I realize that he is no better or worse than the rest of the cabal in Washington. That said, Barak Hussein Obama is so much worse than the majority of government leaches that even Hillary Clinton would have been a better choice.
Let us renew some of the most glaring issues about our new “ruler” (this term was used just this week to assure the masses that “the messiah” was “ready to rule.”
This man voted 4 times in the Illinois Senate to kill a bill designed to help post aborted babies. Let me put that more clearly, he favored the neglect and murder of babies already born ALIVE. Why, one might ask? Simply put,helping these fetus’, these tissue masses, would undermine the sanctity of Roe v Wade.
He has NO experience that would recommend him for this job. He has been a lawyer and community organizer. I’ll bet most companies wouldn’t hire someone with a resume like this. Of course he has had experience in the government, which he has used as a springboard for his lope for the presidency. How many times did he actually vote in his 148 days actually in the Senate, 4? The rest of the votes were recorded as NOT PRESENT. Let’s hope for the countries sake that he perpetuates the same record in the White House.
His business associate and friends. We haven’t seen a bigger group of crooks, traitors and ner’do wells since the time of William Howard Taft. Will he jettison these people, of course not, they are his compatriots. The name of Jamie Gorelick one of the architects of our banking crisis and one of the major players in the deconstruction of our intelligence system (which as you remember led to the first attack on American soil since the War of 1812) has been floated as one of the messiahs apostles. It’s my guess she’ll be tapped for Treasury Secretary with William Ayers as Secretary of “Peace” and Bernadette Dorn as Health and Human Services. Tony Resco can take over as FBI Director and The Reverend Jeremiah Wright will be installed as Attorney General (I know he has to experience in law but “the one” doesn’t have any either so…..what’s your point).
Of course it is only 4 years and we’ve lived through bad presidents before. What is most troubling to me is the blank disregard more than half the country engaged in during this election. The “Sheople” have triumphed. They call that which is good evil and that which is evil good. We have truly entered the last days.
Woe unto them that call evil good and good evil, that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
The writer of this http://chizumatic.mee.nu/not_the_end_of_the_world is right. It is not the end of the world.
However some of their assertions are incorrect. While many of those who voted will be heartily disappointed in the new cabal in power, many will continue to support them because of pride and greed. They know that with this group of incompetents in power there is money to be made, people to cheat, systems to manipulate and a civilization to destroy. That is what they do. Look at the cities liberals have been in charge of for years. Chicago the murder capital of the country, New York duh, Los Angles, San Francisco, Seattle, Atlanta, New Orleans, Detroit, the list goes on and on. Crime is rampant, people have become little more than animals. Everyman for himself is the mantra and Do unto others before the have a chance to do unto you is the 1st commandment.
Just think, the community organizer and his tribe are bringing this attitude and these accomplishments to a community near you, enforced by the crushing weight of the Federal Government. I hope you’re scared. You should be. I’d start stocking up on food, water and ammunition. Four years is a really long time.
Here’s the sticking point though. The majority of the people of this once great nation chose these losers. That means that more than half of the people in this country are so lost to the ideals of decency, truth, liberty, and freedom that they would elect a Socialist as President.
As bad as Carter was he wasn’t a socialist. Those who fought in the military for this county should consider going on welfare and medicade as it is blantantly apparent their sacrifice has been tossed in the dumpster. They are in good company though. Christ endure this kind of gratitude ever day.
In flyover country it rained yesterday. It was cold and blustery. It was a perfect day for a funeral.
And God wept.