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  • dannyboystories 10:34 AM on October 28, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: elections, , , officials, ,   

    60 Years of Choices 

    “By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.”–Proverbs 11:11

    America is at this point in its history because of choices we have made. We have allowed ourselves to become less godly. As a nation, we have divorced ourselves from the very faith that brought this country into being. No longer do we spend enough time praying for guidance, indeed we are no longer allowed to pray as we choose by the very government that was established by those who sought refuge in the new world from religious persecution.

    No longer are citizens permitted to display their symbols of faith in public places, and in many instances prohibited from practicing religion in our own homes. Some have even been chastised for displaying Old Glory on our lawns by narrowly interpreted municipal or neighborhood regulation. How can this be?

    In the past 60 years the United States has become a nation of rules and regulations passed or adopted by those in power. We have allowed ourselves to become subservient to the very people we chose to represent us. We have asked government to do more and be more. In the process, we are giving up our national sovereignty. Is it because we are lazy, self-indulged, afraid of what others may say?

    The most important question every citizen should know of a potential elected official is simple: Is the candidate a person of God? Do they have an abiding faith in God?

    Our leadership in America now lacks a true faith in God, a prayerful process of decision making. We have allowed our leadership to become those with a limited or lacking religious faith. We have elected those with the most colorful language, lofty rhetoric, making promises we know they are not able to keep. Correcting our errors will take time, more than four years, more than 10 years.

    It is well past the time the American people return to electing men and women on the basis of faith in God, with a servants heart, rather than an allegiance to worldly goods. Hand outs will soon run out.

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  • dannyboystories 2:10 PM on October 23, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: elections, grassroots, nation, , public, ,   

    Tea party zealots? 

    Apparently, the blindly liberal national media has never been able to come to grips with the advent of the grassroots explosion that is the tea party movement.

    The liberal bent of most journalists prohibits them from a minimal understanding so many average folks in this country can mount an opposition to a burgeoning federal government and over-reaching Congress without the help or blessing of the national media. Most of these talking heads still scratch their collective heads that nearly two million tea party people jammed the Metro lines and packed the national and capital malls in September 2009.

    There is no national leadership in the movement, although there are some who believe they are the leaders. The membership is made up of thousands of local groups in virtually every state and county in this union with ties to no one. Their cry is simple: Smaller government, lower taxes, less government intervention into their lives and businesses, and adherence to the Constitution as was intended by the Founding Fathers.

    Tea party folks are NOT racist, not zealots, only Americans trying to take back a federal government that has grown too large with far too many liberty stealing rules and regulations. Admittedly, the Democratic party, struggling for its very life, has done well painting tea party folks as bad people, but it is not sticking. Tea party voters have friends who know who they are on a closely personal basis. The public isn’t buying it.

    We look forward to the tea party groups continuing what they have started well after the November election, and will remain a force with which to be reckoned. After all, can you not see what they have already accomplished in such a short time?

     
  • dannyboystories 9:55 AM on October 23, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: debates, elections, , ,   

    Who won? 

    There is apparently no purpose in deciding who won a political debate except to give the national media something about which to write, given their inability to seek out and report the truth abut anything.

    Political debates are not classical debates with directed subject matter and scoring systems. The purpose is simply to give voters a sense of what each candidate is about and how the candidate perceives the future.

    That’s it. Nothing more. So, quit considering who won what, It is better to stick to facts, figures and getting out the vote. Certainly, we will know who won come election night.

     
  • dannyboystories 11:06 AM on August 24, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: elections, opinion, , representatives   

    Barter System 

    I have a great deal of difficulty reconciling unfettered over-budget spending by anyone or anything. How can you possibly agree to spend money you do not and likely will not have in the near term? Congress–Democrat and Republican–does not have the same difficulty. Rationalization is commonplace. Spent too much? Tax more. It is a fact the Democrats controlled congress during the full years 2007 through 2010, and added control of the White House in 2009. How, then, can it be the fault of others for overspending. It is the task of Congress to allocate funds for spending. Congress did it, Congress should take the blame. Of course, a major problem is our elected representatives “trade” their votes back and forth with one another. You vote for this bill, I’ll vote for that bill… and so on. Add the fact most elected officials have no clue what is in the final fill and you have a complete mess. The “barter system” must be replaced by representative government by citizen office holders, not career politicians. — But that’s just my opinion.

     
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