Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! Today is a good day to thank God for his blessings. Also, please remember our military members serving our country today!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

My Views On Last Week's Debate

I saw parts of last week's Republican debate in Iowa, so let me opine for a moment!

Fred Thompson came across as very wooden - nothing that would excite me as a voter. Ron Paul reminded me of Pat Paulsen (ok, I'm dating myself a bit with that!) and didn't seem to be of Presidential stature. While I enjoyed and agreed with a lot of what Allen Keyes said, I was very concerned with how it was delivered. It seemed like too much showmanship on Mr. Keyes part. John McCain seemed solid, and so did Mr. Romney.

In my opinion, the clear winner was Mike Huckabee. And no, I'm not just saying that because I support him! His responses were clear and compelling and they were delivered very well. One key point was made by Mike - he's had more hands-on governing experience than any other Republican candidate!

From what I saw of it, it was a good and spirited debate. Just what the voters need to help them make an informed choice!

More Info On Atrocities In Burma

On the right side of my blog page I added an interview with Sylvester Stallone. During this interview, Stallone gives more insight into the atrocities that he saw while filming his latest movie (Rambo) near Burma. Please take a moment to watch it.

My Poll Results

My last poll asked the question, "Are you registered to vote?" I had 3 responses and all 3 indicated they were registered to vote as Republicans. Thanks to those that participated!

Friday, December 14, 2007

A Different War In Iraq

A different war is being waged in Iraq, but this one does not involve US military personnel. It is a war against Iraqi Christians.

According to CBN News, approximately 1 million Iraqi Christians have left their homes and the country completely because of the persecutions they suffer. You can read the entire news story from VOM by clicking here.

Pray for the safety of the Christians in Iraq and in other countries where it is illegal to be a Christian.

Enter The No Spin Zone And Vote

Take a moment today and go to Bill O'Reilly's website and vote for Mike Huckabee!

Here's your chance to let everyone know you like Mike! The poll is asking the following question: "At this point in the campaign, which Republican candidate do you prefer?" Vote for Huckabee! It might not be the Iowa caucus, but your vote in this poll does matter as the results will be made known on Bill's show.

Keep the momentum going in Mike's favor and vote in this on-line poll today!!!!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

The Golden Compass

The Golden Compass, a new movie, is not so golden after all. Underlying the movie is an anti-God and anti-Christian tone. Check out two good articles here and here.

This and That

I found a new website that has some very interesting information on unions in America. You can find it here.

I read an interesting article sent out by the FRC a few days ago, you can read it here.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Huckabee Vaults To Second In National Polls

In case you missed it, Mike Huckabee has moved from "nowhere" to "now here" - he is in second place in new national polls.

Congress Vs. Progress

You may have heard the argument before - if "pro" means "for" and "con" means "against" is Congress against progress? I think it is.

Last week President Bush blasted congress, telling them not to go on vacation until they acted on a critical defense spending bill. President Bush stated, "I ask Congress to provide this essential funding to our troops before members leave on their Christmas vacation." Without this bill, civilian employees will be laid off and military bases will have to scale back their operations.

A good article that shows more of Congress' foot-dragging and inaction can be found here.

Congress is playing partisan politics when they should be doing their job. It's no wonder their approval rating is so dismal.

Who Would You NEVER Vote For?

That was the question of my last poll. With only 2 responses, it was 100% for Hillary Clinton!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Good Reading

Here are some good articles from around the web.

Mike Huckabee - Fiscal Conservative
Hillary Clinton - Questions on Character Cost Her
Iraq War - The Turning Tide
The Constitution and Abortion

It Is Far Better

It is far better to...

be involved in the political process than to be an inactive spectator.

be knowledgable of the issues and form your own opinion than to have no opinion or have your opinion given to you.

support the candidate no one has heard of than to not know anyone who is running for office.

Morality and Religion in Government

Morality and religion have their rightful place in government. Here are some key quotes from our founding fathers.

Samuel Adams
  • [N]either the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.

John Adams
  • [W]e have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. . . . Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
  • [I]t is religion and morality alone which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand. The only foundation of a free constitution is pure virtue.

Ben Franklin

  • [O]nly a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.

Jedidiah Morse

  • To the kindly influence of Christianity we owe that degree of civil freedom, and political and social happiness which mankind now enjoys. . . . Whenever the pillars of Christianity shall be overthrown, our present republican forms of government, and all blessings which flow from them, must fall with them.

George Washington

  • Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of man and citizens. The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connexions with private and public felicity. Let it simply be asked, Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths, which are the instruments of investigation in Courts of Justice?

Huck Updates

In Case You Missed It...

There are some positive things happening, but they may not get the press that the bad stuff does. So, in case you missed it...

  • US combat deaths in Iraq show continued decline. Combat deaths in Iraq were at 126 for the month of May, and last month were at 38. While we mourn the loss of every one of our military members, we also keep in mind they are accomplishing great things every day. Even Iraqi civilian deaths due to the war have declined.
  • Our countries third quarter economic growth was the fastest in four years.

Not everything is gloom and doom! Remember, bad news sells papers - don't forget to look for the good things that are happening.