Honorable Ralph M. Hall 104 N. San Jacinto St. Rockwall, TX 75087-2508
Subject: John Boehner – Can we talk?
Establishment Republicans have openly declared war on TEA Party patriots like me. One in particular is Speaker John Boehner. He and Sen. Mitch McConnell seem to be speaking from the same script, declaring how we are “bullying” our elected Representatives to vote our way.
You have known me now for a few years. We have come to be friends. Not once have you been threatened, bullied, assaulted or blackmailed by me or any other member of our Rockwall County TEA Party.
Perhaps the Speaker feels threatened because we actually read the bills coming before the House floor for a vote. It could be the fact we call and write you to communicate our viewpoints on various bills. It’s entirely possible, his being from Ohio and all, that he has become so conditioned by big labor bosses that he just can’t relate to people from a right-to-work state like Texas and more specifically, the Fourth Congressional District, where we think for ourselves.
As you go about your daily business, I hope you can take time to pass Mr. Boehner a note, one of those hand-written notes that convey your personal touch. Who knows? It’s possible. Anything’s possible. A little light might suddenly appear above his knucklehead, an epiphany: we of the TEA Party aren’t a political party; we are a grassroots movement of Republicans. The best way to characterize us is to say, we are the Republican Wing of the Republican Party.
Last of all, if you’re unable to reason with your friend from Ohio, then I ask you to get that jackass away from the gavel and give the job of Speaker to a red-blooded American who will stand up against the statists like Barack Obama, Nancy Peosi and Harry Reid.
Honorable Ralph M. Hal 2405 Rayburn H.O.B. Washington, D.C. 20515-0001
As you know, the Senate passed ENDA, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, and now Democrats push it toward the House.
Speaker Boehner publicly stated he opposes the bill and staffers say it’s unlikely to come up for a vote. Here comes Senator Harry Reid, saying he’s confident House Republicans will change their minds. Being an election year, no doubt the opposition will use all means to coerce House Republicans.
It takes no Constitutional scholar to understand how this unconstitutional bill tramples three First Amendment freedoms:
This bill, if enacted, could be used to force Christian businesses and institutions to hire persons whose sexual practices are aberrant to the institutions, thereby violating the establishment clause.
Among many Christians with whom I share beliefs, there is a solemn obligation to obey Biblical directives given us through the Word of God, a way we describe the Bible, Old and New Testaments. Among these directives, chapter 1 of the New Testament book of Romans and chapter 14 of the New Testament book of Luke compel us to share our faith with everyone. ENDA violates the freedom of speech and the free exercise clauses.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Wise men warned America that public and legal acceptance of homosexual practices would open the door to legalizing other deviant sexual behaviors. Now, we see those warnings manifesting before our eyes.
Legitimizing homosexuality opened the way for so-called “transgender” persons. Subsequently, certain professionals now openly call for the legitimization of pedophilia [reference article from The Advocate].
California, forever on the forefront of trends, recently enacted a law that allows a boy to use a girls restroom, if the boy feels like he’s ‘transgender’. [reference article from Fox News]
I leave it to your imagination possible progressions of aberrant sexual behaviors becoming lawful and acceptable by the Democrats.
I propose what I believe is the right thing to do: wholly oppose ENDA. If Speaker Boehner and other House Republicans give into political pressure to allow ENDA to come up for a vote, I ask you to amend the bill to protect Christians from being forced to hire homosexuals, transgender persons, pedophiles and practitioners of bestiality.
President Obama, seeking Congressional approval, calls into his Oval Office those two stalwart RINO’s Lindsey Graham and John McCain. That’s bad.
“Swiftboat Kerry”, formerly an anti-war person is now fully a pro-war person. From his public statements, I learn he is also a “climate change” expert.
Let’s keep up the pressure on Congress to OPPOSE the use of American forces to resolve a civil war between Islamic religious factions. Both sides hate us in Iraq and both sides hate us in Afghanistan. After any American deployment of forces in Syria, both sides will still hate us in Syria.
Meanwhile, back in the Oval Office video game room, Obama is overheard saying,
“I WILL use my military to attack without Congressional approval. I WILL NOT use my military to attack without Congressional approval. I WILL use my military to attack without Congressional approval. I WILL NOT use my military to attack without Congressional approval. I WILL use my military to attack without Congressional approval. I WILL NOT use my military to attack without Congressional approval.
Leadership is better thought of as a verb, not a noun. Leadership is something done. You can’t earn it; you can’t learn it. It seems every U.S. corporate giant has a different definition of what it is. Let’s contrast Biblical leadership with you-know-who’s style of leadership.
Moses never once attended a Dale Carnegie course on leadership. Steven Covey’s books weren’t sold in the Sinai bookstore. It is on good authority that I know John Maxwell never spoke at a shepherd’s conference where Moses was suddenly inspired to form a corporation of Jews, numbering over 1,200,000 shareholders.
Moses v. Obama – Defining Differences
I find a significant clue to the character of a genuine leader in the New Testament. You may already know the story out ofMatthew 8:5-11(NKJV) where Jesus heals the Roman Centurion’s servant. Look closely at the words of the Centurion.
For I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to this one,‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.
An important point: The Centurion recognized Jesus was a man under authority. Being ALSO a man under authority, the Centurion obeyed Jesus and they all lived happily ever after.
This is the hallmark of a credible leader: he or she is someone acting under a higher authority.
Herein is the difference between Moses, a reliable leader, and Barack Obama, an unreliable leader.
Moses acted under God’s authority. (He called his style “humility“)
God created man and established rules of order by means of the Bible. Man created the states and established rules of order by means of state constitutions. The states created the federal government and established rules of order by means of the U.S. Constitution.
Based on Biblical and historical knowledge, our Founding Fathers knew that the primary duty of government is to protect and defend our freedoms. Therefore they added ten amendments we call theBill of Rights. Last of these amendments is the Tenth.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
We the People Have Only One Sovereign – The Living God
This sitting president, Barack Hussein Obama, is not compelled to act under authority of the United States Constitution. Up to this point in time, he has behaved more as benevolent dictator than as a constitutional president.
In a recent Cabinet Room meeting he referred to the Department of Defense as “my military“. His remarks ignited a maelstrom of indignation across the political spectrum. Democrat lawmakers are finally coming to their senses, at least some of them. Dennis Kucinich, considered to be a far-left former member of the House (Ohio D-10), said this week on Fox News the president risks impeachment, if he attacks Syria without congressional approval, becausethere is noimminent threat to America.
Praythat God will raise up leaders who act under authority of the U.S. Constitution.
Repent of your sins andstudythe Bible.
Communicatewith your congressional delegation. Tell them to operate under the umbrella of authority outlined in the U.S. Constitution.
Learnabout issues and candidates.
Readour founding documents, including the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and the Federalist Papers.
Talkwith your circle of friends about issues and candidates.
Americans grow weary of corrupt Washington politics. So much for “Hope and Change”, eh? When the people in charge of our Republic hold our time-proven Constitution in disdain, why should we expect a good outcome?
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg infamously advised Egyptians to disregard the U.S. Constitution as a model for government and pointed to South Africa as a preferred model.
“I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012. I might look at the constitution of South Africa. That was a deliberate attempt to have a fundamental instrument of government that embraced basic human rights, have an independent judiciary. It really is, I think, a great piece of work that was done.” –Justice Ginsburg speaking to Egyptians at the beginning of 2013
This is the definition of insanity: Doing the same things over and over, expecting different results.
What’s the Cure, Brother?
First, we recognize that Big Government steadily erodes the ultimate authority in this country: We the People.
“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” — Abraham Lincoln
Has our Constitution become a relic of history, something too ancient to be relevant this century? Fact is, our Constitutional Republic has outlasted all others for hundreds of years. How is this possible? How can our Constitution endure, if merely the product of the imaginations of the Founding Fathers?
“Why is it that, next to the birthday of the Savior of the world, your most joyous and most venerated festival returns on this day [the Fourth of July]?” “Is it not that, in the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior? That it forms a leading event in the progress of the Gospel dispensation? Is it not that the Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the foundation of the Redeemer’s mission upon earth? That it laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity”? — John Quincy Adams, July 4, 1869
“I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth-that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the Ground without his Notice, is it probable that an Empire can rise without his Aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the Sacred Writings that except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it. I firmly believe this.” — Benjamin Franklin, addressing colleagues when the constitutional convention came to impasse, July 28, 1787
When Federal Government Fails
The wisdom that inspired our Constitution came from the minds of our Founding Fathers who were inspired by the Holy Spirit of God. This is not my opinion. This is a well-documented fact of history.
Because of the Divine influence, our Constitution has within it mechanisms to deal with human failures, as are evident today. Supreme Court justices don’t believe in God, a communist sits in the seat of the presidency of this nation, lawmakers disregard its precepts.
There is built into the Constitution a mechanism for We the People to restore our Republic: Article V.
“…on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States…” Excerpt, Article V, U.S. Constitution
When federal government fails to uphold the Constitution, when it becomes ineffective and corrupt, We the People can amend the Constitution to bring it back on track.
American Airlines and U.S. Airways have been working toward a merger that seems to make sense to me. American emerges from bankruptcy to re-establish itself as a global leader in air transportation, one of the most competitive businesses in the entire world.
For the record, I flew American and other airlines for several years on business. I remember when the AADVANTAGE program began and I hold one of its lowest numbers. That said, I don’t particularly like American because flying coach is somewhat akin to riding a cattle car. The seats are much too close, done to increase passenger density. Flight attendants aren’t customer-oriented (my opinion that will not change). I actually remember when flying was a pleasant experience. It no longer is. I drive everywhere I can these days. Only trips out of country leave me no alternative but to fly. All this said, back to the topic: free enterprise.
I can’t say Greg Abbott’s motivation is the same as Eric Holder’s. However, they say the same thing and appear to be working in concert.
The merger of American and U.S. Airways does not constitute a monopoly. To be sure, they will only make Southwest Airlines more successful, if they merge.
It’s no stretch to imagine why Eric Holder would go after American. It’s headquarters is in Texas. Holder’s actions are understandable, given his predisposition to anti-capitalist, anti-free enterprise thinking.