Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Lincoln - the Movie and the Democratic Lie

A couple of days ago my husband and I went to see the movie Lincoln.  It is a great movie, a true drama.  It is very historical, but only deals with the arm twisting that Lincoln went through to free the slaves.  It doesn't deal with the assassination plot at all.  John Wilkes Booth's name isn't even mentioned.  Daniel Day-Lewis deserves an Oscar.  He brilliantly portrays Lincoln.  There are a few things the movie didn't make clear probably because it wasn't important to the plot of the movie.  I, however, had read Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly which made me feel inherently smart, and I was able to fill in what the movie left out.

Although I've always known that Lincoln freed the slaves, I didn't realize how hard he worked to get it done nor how important it was to him.  Lincoln was a Republican.  Those that were vehemently opposed to freeing the slaves were Democrats, and I left the movie very confused.  Most Democrats during that time were white supremacists.  In fact, on October 13, 1858, during Lincoln-Douglas debates, U.S. Senator Stephen Douglas (D-IL) stated: “I do not regard the Negro as my equal, and positively deny that he is my brother, or any kin to me whatever”; Douglas became the Democratic Party’s 1860 Presidential nominee ( ). 

Democrats throughout history were consistently opposed to granting equal rights to Black Americans, women, and Native Americans. Here are a few examples focusing only on Black Americans.  If you want to know more of these, they can be found at and are arranged in a timeline from 1856 to 1996.

  1. Democrats were vehemently opposed to freeing the slaves.  The 13th Amendment banning slavery was passed with 100% of Republicans and opposed by 63% of Democrats.
  2. The Civil Rights Act of 1866, which gave Black Americans citizenship status, was vetoed by Democrat President Andrew Johnson, but the Republican Congress overrode his veto.
  3. In 1866 the U.S. Senate passed the 14th Amendment.  94% of Republicans voted yes; Democrats unanimously opposed it.
  4. In 1868 the Democratic Party's National Campaign theme was, "This is a white man's country.  Let white men rule."
  5. Democratic terrorists organized as KKK assassinated U.S. Rep. James Hines (R-AR) who was campaigning for re-election.
  6. Civil Rights leaders, Martin Luther King Jr. and Ralph Abernathy voted for Republican Dwight Eisenhower for President.
  7. Republican President Dwight Eisenhower deployed the 82nd Airborne Division to Little Rock, AR to force Democratic Governor, Orval Faubus, to integrate public schools.
  8. Margaret Sanger (a Democrat and founder of Planned Parenthood) said, "We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population…."
 What I want to know is when the Democrats began demonizing Republicans and how they made Black Americans believe it.  That will be the focus of my next blog.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Obamacare, Abortion, and Psalm 94

Sometimes when I'm searching the Bible for a verse I'm trying to remember, I come across a passage that jumps out at me.  It grabs my attention and says, "read me, because this is important."  It's a testament to the Bible being the living word of God.  Today an e-mail from the ACLJ reported that "The Obama Administration finally admits that ObamaCare will use taxpayer money to fund abortions,"  (  Of course, I posted the article on Facebook because Christians cannot, in good conscious, pay for abortions.  It goes against everything that we believe.  

Searching the Scripture for a verse in which God commands us to stand firm brought me to Psalm 94:11-21.  Three verses stood out to me.

16 Who will rise up for me against the wicked?  Who will take a stand for me against evildoers? 20 Can a corrupt throne be allied with you--one that brings on misery by its decrees? 21 They band together against the righteous and condemn the innocent to death.

When I was 13, I picketed a hospital that was conducting abortions.  Today, I read that obamacare will mean my tax dollars will go toward abortions.  How did we get here?  In 33 years our society has gone from accepting abortions in hospitals to having all citizens contribute to pay for them.  I believe it is because the righteous in this country have turned a blind eye toward it.  Oh, they don't like it and a few have even picketed abortion clinics and signed petitions, but the vast majority of Christians have turned a blind eye to the infiltration of feminists and Planned Parenthood in the government.  Verse 20 and 21 speak to us today.  "Can a corrupt throne be allied with you-- one that brings on misery by its decrees?"  Can a corrupt U.S. continue to be blessed by God?  Everything around me feels as if we are up against insurmountable odds.  I certainly feel as if the left has banded together against the righteous and condemned the unborn children to death.

"Who will rise up for me against the wicked?  Who will take a stand for me against evildoers?"  I don't know about you, but I say, "Here I am Lord.  Use me."

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Supreme Court Supports Arizona's Fight for Immigration Reform

Arizona's tenancious fight for immigration reform has paid off. Today the Supreme Court ruled in favor of The Legal Arizona Workers Act. Thankfully, Arizona does not go quietly into the night.

In 2008, Janet Napolitano as Governor of Arizon signed into law what she stated as, "the most aggressive action in the country against employers who knowingly or intentionally hire undocumented workers." The Obama Administration, the Chamber of Commerce, unions, and civil rights groups opposed the law and forced it into the Supreme Court. Today, the Supreme Court upheld the law with a 5-3 majority. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that this law, "falls well within the confines of the authority Congress chose to leave to the states." This is a great win for Arizona and the Immigration battle. It opens the door for all states to do the same.

The Legal Arizona Workers Act permits Arizona to take away the business license of employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants. It requires all employers to use the E-Verify system which collects data from the Social Security System and Homeland Security. The E-Verify system is in place for all states, but is not mandatory.

In addition, to opening the door for other states, this ruling foreshadows how the Supreme Court could rule on Arizona's more contentious immigration law, where the police check immigration status.

It's amazing to me that Arizona is having to go to these lengths to protect the people of their state from unemployment, not to mention the crime, with the Legal Arizona Workers Act when the U.S. already has a law in place that does the same thing.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 was signed into law by President Raegan. One of the facets of this law makes it, "illegal to knowingly hire or recruit unauthorized immigrants." That sounds similar to the Arizona law. In addition, this Act introduced the I-9 form to insure that anyone hired was legal to work in the U.S. Obviously this law is not being inforced which drove Arizona to put into place their law. They take it a step further than the Federal law. The Federal law imposed fines on those companies that hired illegal aliens. Arizona's law takes away the company's business license, and, since we can't count on the I-9s any longer, Arizona is mandating E-Verify.

The bigger issue here is why the President isn't enforcing the law. That's a President's responsibility, to enforce the laws of Congress. We need a real President, one that has the interest of the country in mind and not a separate agenda. We need a leader. We must be careful in our selection for 2012 and be sure that this person is a man of the people, not a man after power. After all, isn't that what the founders wanted.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Stand Firm

I encourage you to go to the website at the bottom and watch the trailer for the movie, Choosing Life. The Roe v Wade decision was in 1973. I was 8 years old. I don't know when I became aware of abortion, but I do know that at the age of 13 years I picketted a hospital that was performing abortions. This cause has always been on my heart. When we lived in West LA, I became aware of an abortion clinic right around the corner from our apartment. This wasn't any run of the mill clinic, it was a partial birth abortion clinic. After I picked the kids up from school each day, I would sit in my car outside this clinic and just pray. Pray for the women, pray for the Holy Spirit to convict the doctor, pray for those babies. I would sit there with the boys ages 2 and 5 and pray and cry.

I told a friend recently that a couple of verses kept springing into my mind. The verse is 1 Cor. 15:58, "Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain." Also, Eph. 6:13, "Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand." The words "stand(ing) firm" and "stand your ground" appear together 16 times in the New Testament: Luke 21:19, 1 Cor. 10:12 & 16:13, 2 Cor. 1:21 & 24, Gal. 5:1, Eph. 6:13 & 14, Phil. 1:27 & 4:1, Col. 4:12, I Thes. 3:8, 2 Thes. 2:15, I Peter 5:9, and James 5:8.  Twice it is mentioned in the Old Testament as a command: Exodus 14:13 and 2 Chron. 20:17.

these words "stand firm" kept flying in and out of my head for days. I was processing all the political propaganda taking place and "stand firm" kept skirting the edge of my consciousness, never present, yet always there. Eventually, all the political mumbo jumbo popped into place and "stand firm" was front and center. I have this vision of the Holy Spirit forming the words "stand firm" into a baseball bat and beating me over the head with it. What came together for me is this; We (who are called to be set apart, I Thes. 4:1-12 and in the world but not of it, John 17:11 & 14) are not to wage war as the world does (2 Cor. 10:1-5, especially vs. 3. I use NIV usually, but in this instance I particularly like the whole chapter in The Message translation.), but to stand firm, not to advance, just to stand, not to give in, but to stand, and not just stand but to stand firm. Stand on the word of God, stand on the principles laid out in the Bible. We as the body of Christ have failed in the arena of abortion. We gave it up while we slept, and when we woke, we wondered what happened and have been scrambling ever since to take back the ground we lost.

Friends, we are at war, not with Iraq or Iran or any country in the Middle East or Russia or the Republicans or Democrats or even each other. "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." Eph. 6:12. My question to myself is am I doing enough. I ask the same of you. I ask the Body of Christ, "Are we standing firm as One or are we slipping?" If so, why? Has Satan so infiltrated where we live and filled everyone with fear, that we forgot Who we belong to, and that We have ALREADY won? Have we forgotten Whose we are? Are we succumbing to "political correctness?" What about the idea that we aren't supposed to "talk about politics or religion" with one another. Who made up these cultural expectations? I can guarentee it wasn't God, or it would have been stated in the 12 commandments, instead of the 10.  I don't know about you, but I'm going to follow Apostle Paul's example, "For my part, I am going to boast about nothing but the Cross of our Master, Jesus Christ. Because of that Cross, I have been crucified in relation to the world, set free from the stifling atmosphere of pleasing others and fitting into the little patterns that they dictate." Gal. 6:14 The Message

Get involved in organizations that are taking a stand on issues that clearly are close to God's heart. The one that put out the movie "Choosing Life," (the link is below) is called the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ). They are standing firm.

I'll leave you with two verses that caught me a little off guard when I was reasearching the words "stand firm."

"Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world - the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does - comes not from the Father but from the world." I John 2:15 & 16

Monday, September 13, 2010

"Wee weed"??

Obama fires back at political critics: "'There is something about August going into September where everybody in Washington gets all wee weed up!'"

That was a sentence from a speech Obama gave to his Organizing for America network of supporters on September 9th. This speech follows a run of town hall meetings in which he continues to staunchly defend Obamacare.

What the *#@! is "wee weed up?" I was under the impression that he was all grown up and we were too. Toddlers say wee wee. Moms say wee wee to their children. The Office of the President of the United States of America does not say wee wee or anything that sounds like it. It demeans the office and insults the intelligence of the American people.

Anybody care to hypothesize on the definition as used in Obama's speech?

Monday, July 19, 2010

The Healthcare Debate

I haven't blogged in a long time.  It isn't because of lack of material, just lack of time.  Three children moved back in with my husband and I.  In our excitement, we converted our office into a boys room and gave the guest room to our girl.  It's been so much fun to have them back!

On to the topic at hand.  I have had the privilege of spending two weeks in England whilst my husband works at a distribution center.  During our first 10 days, we stayed in a renovated stable house on a working farm in a tiny village named Willoughby.  It is situated in Warwickshire in the Midlands of England.  It is the most peaceful, relaxing place.  We had all the modern amenities, including wireless internet and the "telly." 

One evening while I was flipping channels (we only had five), I stopped on a channel broadcasting a debate of some sort.  So, I stopped to listen.  What I heard made me laugh.  The leading UK think tank consisting of 12 people was debating over denationalizing healthcare.  One of the participants, Andrew Lansley, said that England's cancer survivor rates are the lowest in Europe.  In fact, according to The Telegraph ,

  • "England was the fifth worst in a league of 22 countries. Scotland came bottom."

  • "Cancer experts blamed late diagnosis and long waiting lists."

  • "In total, 52.7pc of women survived for five years after being diagnosed between 2000 and 2002. Only Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, the Czech Republic and Poland did worse. Just 44.8pc of men survived, putting England in the bottom seven countries."

I thought it was quite ironic that the UK was debating denationalizing healthcare whilst the USA was debating nationalizing healthcare.

Since my husband and I were in such a small village and there was only one pub/restaurant in the whole village (it didn't even have a supermarket!), we were able to make friends with several of the "regulars."  We asked them if they liked the current healthcare.  What we found was interesting.  They didn't like the dental because if you had a toothache, you had to wait up to two weeks to get in.  They didn't like the gold crowns, they perferred the white ones that we have, but those aren't available to them. 

The healthcare answer varied.  Those that knew a different option, like one who served in the British army, didn't like the current healthcare.  However, those that didn't know any different, and had no immediate healthcare need, were fine with the way it was.  By the way, according to one of the locals who served in the British army, the British army's healthcare system is not the same as the common people.

This made me even more resigned to be vocal about our responsibility to take a stand.  We must stand against Obama's healthcare plan.  The only way to do that, is to vote out the incumbants in Washington, and vote in those that oppose Obama's plan, and to be vocal about it.  We must spread the truth.  We must take a stand!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Obama Lies in the State of the Union Address - part 2

Lie #2
"I'm proposing to take 30 billion dollars of the money Wall Street banks have repaid and use it to help Community Banks give small businesses the credit they need to stay afloat."
Now, wait a minute I seem to recall another speech he made that said he would give the money back to us taxpayers.  Here's the quote:
"If American tax payers are financing the solution, then they have to be treated as investors.  They should get every penny of their tax dollars back."  Campaign speech - 10/1/08
So, now he's reneging on that campaign promise and promising something else.  Something tells me that promise isn't going to happen either.

Let's talk about these big banks that we bailed out for a minute.  Our problems with these banks started under Bush's watch.  Ben Bernanke was the Chairman of the Federal Reserve under Bush, was nominated by Obama for a second term and confirmed by the Senate on January 28, 2010.  Given what has transpired over the last two years, I'm not certain he has been doing a great job. 

There are 12 Federal Reserve Banks in the U.S.  They are located in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Richmond, Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Dallas, and San Francisco.  Each of their Presidents reports to Ben Bernanke.  One of their job descriptions is to supervise and examine commercial banks for safety and soundness (    Here's the kicker!  The President of the New York City Federal Reserve Bank was Timothy Geithner.  Apparently, he was doing such a good job making sure banks were being "sound" that he was promoted by Obama to Secretary of the Treasury! 

Lastly, Obama has decided to put together a Blue Ribbon panel to help figure out what went wrong with the breakdown of the economy.  According to Glenn Beck, on this panel is Ben Bernanke, Timothy Geithner, Dianna Farrell, Stephen Friedman, Gary Gensler, Robert Hormats, Philip Murphy, Mark Patterson, just to name a few.  All of these people in bold seem to have worked for a common employer, Goldman Sachs.  A bank that we bailed out.  Something seems wrong with this picture.

Lie #3
"We are prepared to freeze government discretionary spending for three years.  Spending related to our national security, medicare, medicaid, and social security will not be effected, but ALL other discretionary government programs will."
One day later, 1/28/2010, Jen Psaki, White House Deputy Communication Director, said the following:
"This is not a spending freeze across the board where every single program would be cut, and I think there has been some confusion about that, for example, education.  The Department of Education budget actually goes up by 6% in the budget." 
I don't know about you, America, but I don't trust this president.  I know, I know, you can't trust any politician.  The thing is though, this guy campaigned on change, he said in the State of the Union that Washington needs to "do our work openly. To give our people the government they deserve."  This President either hopes you're not listening or doesn't care.

Benjamin Franklin said,
"Here comes the orator! with his flood of words, and his drop of reason."   Poor Richard's Almanack, 1735

All quotes except Benjamin Franklin's were taken from   Go to this website to see all the lies in the state of the union address.  Benjamin Franklin's is from