Michael Moore – Bowling for Bozos

Filmmaker Michael Moore – remember him? Yeah, he’s the slob who hates America and lauds the Cuban medical care system over our American systems.

You may also know him as the slob whose specious plea, “calm down, white people, and put away your guns” made headlines across most of the country. He wholly opposes your ownership of guns. After all, he reasons, why would you need an AR-15 to hunt deer? Yes, he’s a Hollywood insider liberal who wants all guns confiscated – except guns that are ‘necessary’ for the protection of his elite circle of friends.

Back in 2005 his body guard was arrested at New York’s JFK airport for possession of an unlicensed, unlawful concealed handgun.

Moore’s film “Bowling for Columbine” attacked what Moore calls America’s “culture of fear” and its obsession with guns.

That’s right, the same liberal bunch of Hollywood fruitcakes who deny our natural right to self-defense practice armed self-defense. Among this set of elitist is New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

God give us our rights and only God can bestow them on us. Government grants privileges, calling them rights, but they are nothing more than privileges and what government gives, government takes away.

No Natural Rights for No-Names?

In 1971, Attorney Sarah Weddington argued before the U.S. Supreme Court for plaintif  “Jane Roe” in the infamous Roe v. Wade case. Sarah was an ambitious, bright 26 year old attorney who continues to boast of her “success” that she says, “I was very concious of how the fate of many women, for many years, would be resting, in part, on my arguments.” Listen to her complete story (3:34 min) via AOL video link below.

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Sarah feels good about her accomplishment. But, what’s the rest of the story?

Her client, “Jane Roe”, Norma McCorvey, never had an abortion. Norma worked in abortion clinics until she had a supernatural encounter with her Creator. You can read Norma’s story in “Won by Love “, available from Amazon.com.

Available from Amazon.com

I was sitting in O.R.’s offices when I noticed a fetal development poster. The progression was so obvious, the eyes were so sweet. It hurt my heart, just looking at them. I ran outside and finally, it dawned on me. ‘Norma’, I said to myself, ‘They’re right’. I had worked with pregnant women for years. I had been through three pregnancies and deliveries myself. I should have known. Yet something in that poster made me lose my breath. I kept seeing the picture of that tiny, 10-week-old embryo, and I said to myself, that’s a baby! It’s as if blinders just fell off my eyes and I suddenly understood the truth — that’s a baby!

I felt crushed under the truth of this realization. I had to face up to the awful reality. Abortion wasn’t about ‘products of conception’. It wasn’t about ‘missed periods’. It was about children being killed in their mother’s wombs. All those years I was wrong. Signing that affidavit, I was wrong. Working in an abortion clinic, I was wrong. No more of this first trimester, second trimester, third trimester stuff. Abortion — at any point — was wrong. It was so clear. Painfully clear.” – Norma McCorvey

I genuinely appreciate Sarah’s concern for pregnant women facing hardship.  Back in the 70’s we knew plaintif’s pseudonym, ‘Jane Roe’, and later her real name, Norma.

The child Norma carried during this trial was her third who was not aborted and was adopted out. All three of her children have names.

Norma became a Christian through the ministry of Operation Rescue leader Flip Benham.

A credible estimate of unborn children lawfully aborted since that infamous 7-2 decision is 55,581,615. Why are these unfortunate, innocent children buried in the news of the day, while the slaughter of 20 innocents in Newtown, CT continue to headline news stories? How are the 55+ million different from the 20? Answer: The Newtown 20 had names.

On ocassion of Christmas 2012,  I think appropriate mentioning two other unborn children who were named before birth: Jesus Christ and John the Baptist.

The moment you learn of a pregnancy, I encourage you to quickly name the child and speak the name to the unborn’s mother.

Clamor for Gun Control – What Are The Facts and What Will Be Your Response?

Left “Gunning” for Your Liberty

Rahm Emanuel infamously said, “Y0u never want a serious crisis to go to waste. It’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before [the crisis].”

The slaughter of 28 persons in Newtown, CT is a made-for-the-leftist crisis/opportunity to do what they thought they could not do beforehand.

News articles of one sort or another decry gun violence in America, disregarding the big picture of death in our vast country.

Examples

  • on average, 2,800 unborn children are murdered in the wombs of their mothers daily
  • 2011 statistics indicate 32,367 deaths from vehicular accidents, a rate of 10.3876/100,000 population
  • 2009 stats record 9,406 deaths by AIDS, a rate of 3.1/100,000 – total infections recorded were 34,247
  • U.S. deaths by firearms in 2011 were 9.0/100,000. How does this compare with other nations? See below chart.

Country

Firearm-related death rate

 El Salvador

50.36

 Jamaica

47.44

 Honduras

46.70

 Guatemala

38.52

 Swaziland

37.16

 Colombia

28.11

 Brazil

19.01

 Panama

12.92

 Mexico

11.14

 Philippines

9.46

 South Africa

9.41

 United States

9.00

Source: Wikipedia – List of countries by firearm-related death rate

Yes, it’s true a lot of people die from gunfire in our country, yet let’s remember ours is a very, very big country more than 20 times the size of the typical country found throughout the world, leaving out India and China.

Why, pray tell, is the death rate so much lower for countries like Switzerland and Israel? I attribute that to two factors. First, guns are required for certain persons in both cases and, second, they have more homogenous societies. Here, where we have diversity of people groups we have ample opportunity for all manner of things to happen. It’s worth noting that the states with greatest per capita crime are also states that deny or make near impossible concealed-carry permits for self protection.

What Can I Do?

Good question.

First and foremost, educate yourself to the facts. Read your founding documents on a regular basis. There are free on-line resources for this purpose.

Second, contact your Congressional delegation. Tell them to oppose anti-Bill of Rights legislation like arbitrary gun ownership restrictions.

Third, join organizations that work to preserve our God-given natural rights. ACLJ, ADF, Liberty Council, NRA, GOA, TSRA, etc.

 

Supreme Law of the Land – Defining Moment

U.S. Constitution

Article VI

This Constitutionand the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.

supreme /sʊˈpriːm/ /sjʊ-/adj

  1. of highest status or power
  2. (usually prenominal) of highest quality, importance, etc
  3. greatest in degree; extreme
  4. (prenominal) final or last, esp being last in one’s life or progress; ultimate the supreme judgment

Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin suprēmus highest, from superus that is above, from super above

Massacre of Innocents

In the aftermath of a horrific massacre of innocent children and courageous teachers in Newtown, Connecticut, leftists clamors for the disarmament of all Americans. 28 souls perished at the scene.

Now the entire nation is in mourning for these victims, and rightfully so. Meanwhile, every day in America, on average, one hundred times as many innocent souls perish in their mothers’ wombs – 2,800 per day! Where is the mourning? Where is the outcry to ban the abortionist’s tools of the trade?

My name is John

Those same founding documents, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, enumerate specific rights of all Americans, indeed all mankind, because these inalienable rights are natural rights, meaning they are granted by the Creator of all mankind, the Living God.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…

Where is the outcry over the slaughter of innocent American lives, the equivalent of 100 Newtown massacres each and every day?

Perhaps the reason we don’t mourn is we don’t know their names. Do unborn children have names? God seems to think so and I’ll go with His way of doing things.

Let’s start now, imagining how 2,800 times per day Sallys, Marys, Janets and Glorias are mercilessly chopped to pieces and vacuumed from the wombs of their mothers; Little Johnies, Larrys, Georges and Bills silently screaming in pain as they are dismembered.

Time and again our Supreme Court fails to fulfill its Constitutional duty to “support and defend the Constitution.

Oath of Office – U.S. Supreme Court Justices

“I, _________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter.  So help me God.”

Only by the mercies of the Living God can this nation longer endure. A people ignorant of their foundations and a government indifferent to their oaths of office leave us on a path of self destruction.

If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? – Psalm 11:3

Obama to the World: “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam”

Why Did He Say This?

Words from a U.N. speech following the terrorist assault on our embassy in Benghazi
Words from a U.N. speech following the terrorist assault on our embassy in Benghazi

 Putting his statement in context, I refer you to a New York Times article titled: Obama’s Speech to the United Nations General Assembly — Text

The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam. But to be credible, those who condemn that slander must also condemn the hate we see in the images of Jesus Christ that are desecrated, or churches that are destroyed, or the Holocaust that is denied.” – Barack Obama

Taking his words out of context is a disservice to the cause of liberty. The issue upon which we should focus isn’t his respect for Islam, but his readiness to use misstatements and untruths to advance his agenda.

The issue of importance was assigning responsibility to the murder of American personnel assigned to the U.S. embassy in Benghazi Lybia. His propaganda team hastily and intentionally assigned responsibility to maker of an amateur video.

My opinion: President Obama isn’t lifting Islam above either Christianity or Judaism. If true, such behavior would clearly mark him Muslim. To me, the travesty of this statement was his placing Islam on a level with Christianity and Judaism.

Islam is a cult founded over 600 years after the birth, death and ressurrection of Jesus Christ who, by the way, was a Jew from birth to death.

The Way, The Truth, The Life

Jesus is the way, the truth and the life

Jesus said to him, I am the Way and the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except by (through) Me.”  – John 14:6 (Amplified)

There are not many paths to eternal life with the Living God. Muslims and Christians don’t worship the same deity. While there are similarities, and they are quite natural since Muhammad grew up among Jews and Christians on the Arabian Peninsula, those similarities alone don’t make them equal.

Christians outnumber Muslims and Muslims are coming to faith in Jesus Christ at phenomenol rates.

Yes, the cartoon is funny and it will have its day, but it was created wholly out of context with the president’s statement.

Let’s keep the main thing the main thing. The president’s statement was not encroachment on the First Amendment, but a dismissal of all faiths. By equating them, he dismisses them as irrelevant. I go so far as to say his statement implies official endorsement of atheism.

Your comments are welcome and invited.

California Dreamin’ – The Bill Collector Cometh

Public debt: Only in California (I hope) can school districts borrow $3 billion to finance new school construction, maintenance and educational materials. But the actual payback on those loans will exceed $16 billion. [Source: NPR news article December 9, 2012]

This situation reminds me of a few loan sharks I knew while a Navy student in Memphis, TN. Need $5? Those guys would lend the 5 and require $7 or $8 payback. That seemed rediculous

 to me, but I was raised by a single mom who believed you only spent the money you have. She taught me to avoid long-term borrowing.

Well, too bad my mom isn’t around to explain the false economy of long-term borrowing for which the payoff is FIVE TIMES the loan amount. These are educated educators doing this stupid stuff?

Think it can’t happen in your neighborhood? Just hide and watch. When your school board gets pressure to build new schools right away, they’ll do some pretty stupid stuff, too. This is why public accountability must come into play.

Do you know how your school district spends money?

Here in Texas, Americans For Prosperity (AFP) maintains a website called “The Red Apple Project” where you can compare “apples to apples” your district to others in the state.

My fellow Texans, I encourage you to frequently visit the website link below to learn how you can participate in maintaining sensible school spending.

Red Apple Project Website
Americans For Prosperity
Red Apple Project

Note the tab “FIND YOUR ISD – Where is your money going?

“Not my problem – my children attend a private school.”, you say. Not your problem? Wanna bet? Whether your children attend public, private, charter or home school, you still pay school district ad valorem (property) taxes.

American Revolution – The History You Don’t Know

Jewish and Dutch Merchants

Beginning in 1775, it was the Dutch and not the French that kept the American Revolutionary army supplied with arms and gunpowder, mainly through the Dutch port in the Caribbean island of St. Eustatius (also called Statia), near present day St. Kitts and Nevis. In fact, it is impossible to envision an American victory without the assistance of the Dutch — for whom the profit motives were simply too great. The irony was that the Dutch were a long-standing ally of the British, and it was not until 1781, near what turned out to be the end of the war, that the British resolved to act to end the Dutch assistance. That action was undertaken by Admiral George Brydges Rodney, who attacked St. Eustatius in 1781 and put a decisive end to the activity as part of a newly declared war by the British on the Dutch. Rodney took into custody Dutch merchants and officials, a colony of Jewish merchants that had been invaluable to the American cause, and even English merchants who were acting against the interests of their king. However, Admiral Rodney did not act to damage the French fleet, and he easily could have as part of this same action, and thus prevented the French fleet’s indispensable role in the epoch-making American victory at Yorktown later that same year. Why didn’t he? The British simply did not envision that French assistance would or could make a difference:

Excerpt from:

The First Salute – Available from Amazon.com

The First Salute, published by Ballantine, Copyright 1988 by Barbara W. Tuchman, pages 97-99

“[Admiral] Rodney descended upon Statia with devastation and confiscations. … The seizing offshore of 130 merchantmen of all kinds, with their cargoes valued at £500,000, was normal enough as a prize of war. There followed the plundering of private property, in shops and houses, of naval stores and goods in the warehouses, arms and ammunition in the arsenals, crates of sugar, tobacco and rice on the beaches. The total proceeds have been valued at £3 million, excluding the captured ships. Asking for a list of merchants and their inventories, Rodney singled out the Jews, who had a small well-established community on the island, and ordered them stripped for cash or precious stones or whatever might be supposed to be secreted in their clothing. Acting out a common antipathy with unnecessary zeal, he ordered the Jews expelled on one day’s notice, without notice to their families or access to their homes. With more reason, French nationals as enemy citizens were all deported to neighboring French islands. With equal zeal Rodney pursued [Statia] Governor de Graaff with penalties deserved by the ‘first man who insulted the British flag by taking up the salute of a pirate and a rebel, and who, during his whole administration has been remarkably inimical to Great Britain and a favourer of the American rebellion …. ‘ Two American ships named de Graaff of 26 guns and Lady de Graaff of 18 ‘prove how much the Americans thought themselves obliged to him. … He has made an amazing fortune and, by all accounts, much by oppression. His plantation is seized for his Majesty’ and de Graaff himself taken as an enemy prisoner to be sent with all his other household property to Great Britain. …

“In the first month of the Dutch war as a whole, 200 of the Dutch merchant fleet, an objective as important as St. Eustatius, were taken by the English, paralyzing Dutch shipping in the process that accelerated the decline of the [Dutch] Republic. Occupied on land in collecting and disposing of the island’s riches and arranging for their safe convoy to England, and in pursuing the iniquitous English merchants who had been trading with the enemy, Rodney was not at the head of his fleet patrolling the waters to intercept possible French intervention in America. While he has borne responsibility for this fateful omission, the fault did not in fact lie with him so much as in the casual management by his government and its war ministers, who did not foresee or consider French intervention as a serious concern. At no time did they issue any orders to Rodney that a primary mission of his fleet must be at all costs to prevent French reinforcements from reaching America to aid the rebels. If he or his government had been gifted with a talent for seeing into the future, and could have anticipated the fatal effect for Britain of future French presence at Yorktown, orders to the Admiral might have been more definitive in the Spartan tone of ‘Come back with your shield or on it.’ Rodney was given no such urgent advice because the English never seriously considered that the Americans could win the war or that French help could or would be decisive. Ministers did not act to prevent a siege of General Cornwallis’ army at Yorktown because it was a contingency they never conceived of as happening.

“The objects of Rodney’s sternest wrath were British merchants of both Statia and, particularly, St. Kitts who had been selling arms to the enemy for use against their own countrymen. He pounced upon their records in accountants’ offices, which had not been destroyed owing to the speed and surprise of the English attack, and sent them back to England to the war ministry of Lord George Germain. Two American agents of the Continental Congress, by name Isaac Gouverneur and Samuel Curzon or Courson, who had handled the purchases were sent with the papers as prisoners, in the hope of seeing them tried as traitors.”

Source: DelanceyPlace.com