Election Eve: VOTE

I have since changed my mind about not voting.  The first reason is Romney sat down and talked with Billy Graham.  Billy Graham is someone who I highly respect.  The second reason is that Romney tend to support Israel.  In NIV Bible Genesis 12: 2 -3 2 I will make you into  a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.  3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all the peoples on earth will be blessed through you.  The Bible is making a reference about Israel.  The decision is yours get out and help make a change VOTE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ron Paul not valley of dry bones

Nothing is impossible for GodRon Paul has just as much a chance as for President as Romney.

Ezekiel 37:1-14

The hand of the Lord was upon me, and he brought me out by the Spirit…and set me in the middle of valley, it was full of bones. He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?”

I said, “O Sovereign Lord, you alone know.”

Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!…I will make breathe enter you, and you will come to life. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin. I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord.”

So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them.

Then he said to me, “Prophecy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe into these slain, that they may live.” So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet-a vast army.

Then he said to me: “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.’ Therefore prophesy and say to them: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: O my people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will bring you back….Then you, my people, will know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves and bring you up from them. I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the Lord have spoken, and I have done it, declares the Lord.”

Here is EHSS video about this:

Ron Paul on CNBC

http://ronpaulflix.com/2012/04/ron-paul-as-guest-host-on-cnbc-apr-23-2012/

 

Holocaust remembrance day

Today is Holocaust remembrance day. Sixty seven years ago today, the Jewish Prisoners were liberated from Auschwitz.

I thought about putting in a picture, but they’re just too horrible. Maybe I should, still, in the hope of shocking people back into waking back up. But, for now, I won’t.

This ones gotta be quick. I’m taking my wife out on a date. But I have to give a few minutes to remember those who died so that the wifer and I could go on this date.

Heinrich Himmler speaks of the extermination of the Jews

Holocaust

I often worry about what my country is turning into. There is a scene from Masada that explains my feelings about what America is becoming.

Masada 13

I must get going. But I wish I could wake America up. I wish I could make a rallying cry to those that love Christ, to those that love liberty. We’ve got to stop thinking of people as matters of convenience. We’ve got to stop thinking of people as merely useful idiots that we can use on our personal climb to power.

We’ve got to start remembering….life is sacred. All the things that we believed in, that we fought so hard for and died for…..if we let them go, then we have fought and died in vain…..

Saving Private Ryan final scene

Ernie Haase & SSQ+ Gaither Vocal Band-America medley

Michael W. Smith-There she stands

Never forget! Never forget! This is not the America we fought for….but She is there….if we will turn back to our God, and turn back to our founding principles.

Ron Paul’s speech in Oklahoma City: tenants of a revolution

Ron Paul was in Oklahoma City this Sunday. I live in the Tulsa area, but I couldn’t go, because my retail job pretty much demands that I work Saturday (and get drilled into the ground….but that is another story).  And I’d like to thank a friend of my Sister in-law’s for the photo.

This is the speech that he gave.

Ron Paul Oklahoma City rally 2/25/12

And you can find an a more complete version at Unedited Politics.wordpress.com. You can find a lot of candidate videos there, without superfluous commentary.

For those that aren’t patient enough to watch it (or simply have trouble getting videos to work) I’ll give a few of the highlights in this post, and give some of my personal thoughts on Ron Paul’s ideas.

One interesting thing to me came from both this speech, and from the last debate. Ron Paul said that his fellow Republicans would not listen to the moral argument for keeping us out of extraneous wars, so he tried to appeal to their pocketbooks. He said that we could no longer afford more wars. He warned that empires that overextend themselves tend to fall. On wonders if the Emperor Trajan could have survived this political climate. He built a wall on the border, as many Republicans propose, but his aim was not to keep out the barbaric Scots (where is William Wallace when you need him…?) but to tell his fellow Romans that the empire had expanded as much as it could. That attempts to go further would simply be too difficult to be worth the effort. He learned from the example of Alexander the Great, who could go no further once he hit Afghanistan. Rome did not even attempt to fight that far afield. And it lasted a thousand years. Will we?

Ron Paul: the economic argument against war

He believes that Al Qaeda wants us to be bogged down in Afghanistan. They want to wear out the spirit and soul of the American people. Think of all the money that we have spent chasing shadows in Afghanistan that could have repaired roads. Think of all the people who have died that could have been building businesses, churches, or families in peace at home. Some say they hate our prosperity. I don’t argue that. I think that what they want is for us to pour out our dollars in a wasted effort to protect their poppies and chase cunning goat-herd. They laugh at us as we pour out our blood in vain.

Another thing that he said in this speech that struck me was that the national debt per capita in America is greater….than that in Greece!

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/chart-america-s-capita-government-debt-worse-greece_631797.html

But the crux of his campaign is liberty. And the question you have to ask yourself is: why is liberty so important?

Lets face it, the longest lived countries have been monarchies. Egypt existed for thousands of years. Babylon lasted for thousands of years. China was ruled by the emperors for thousands of years. And Rome spent half of its thousand-year existence as an empire. People rarely consider the Republic of Rome when they contemplate her greatness. They think of the Empire. Thousands, billions, have embraced tyranny and monarchy. Why is liberty so important to us?

I guess all of us as Americans need to decide what it is that is important to us. Egyptians, Babylonians, China, they valued other things as greater than liberty. Stability, wealth, power, peace. And all of these things are important. But there was a time when liberty was paramount in American society. Maybe that was right. Maybe that was wrong. But it was the primary principle of the nation that was.

I’m beginning to believe that the America that was is passing away. In the home page of this blog, I take a question from a Merle Haggard song. Is the best of the free life behind us now? Are the good times really over for good?

The first mention of liberty I am aware of is in the Bible. In Leviticus 25: 10, Moses commands the Hebrews to proclaim, every fiftieth year, liberty. A year of jubilee. A year when debts were forgiven and slaves set free. Even if you don’t believe in God, or the Bible, you can see that a yearning for liberty has been in the human heart for thousands of years.

One last vaguely related note. One reason so many Republicans say they dislike Paul is his “misguided and extreme views on Israel.” I think this video pretty much disproves a lot of the incorrect beliefs about Ron Paul being anti-Israel.

Ron Paul vindicated on Israel (Zionism reality check)

Oh where are Ron Paul delegates? (To the tune of Veggietales “Hairbrush.”)

There’s a glitch on the IRS “where’s my refund” site. Personally, I think that the whole system is one ginormous glitch, but then, nobody really asked me. The USSR used to believe that the IRS was the real American version of the KGB. Maybe the IRS is down because their trying to recount Maine and Nevada caucus votes.

I won’t rehash how the Republican elite is trying to steal a couple of states from Ron Paul. Other big media pundits have done that job, and I will link to some of those in my “related articles” section. (Hopefully the picture won’t be covering them this time…..)

I’ve been going more or less in order in my series on the five reasons why Ron Paul can save America. I believe I need to keep running with this. I’ll make this post largely about his foreign policy, and then do about three posts about protecting the boarders.

1. Ron Paul is accused of being against Israel. That is patently false and demonstrably untrue.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Psalm 122:6

I was talking to some of my friends at work today, and I mentioned that I was supporting Ron Paul. And, predictably enough, one of my friends popped off with “Oh, Ron Paul is just crazy!” I didn’t challenge him. I just dove into another topic like the coward that I am. But the media has done a fantastic job of selling Ron Paul as the crazy person, the stupid buffoon. Perhaps that’s why I identify with him.

If you ask most people why they don’t like Ron Paul, they’ll tell you he would just let Israel (or America for that matter) just get nuked, and not retaliate. This is solid and rank b….alderdash……

So, let’s see….the Israelis bomb an Iraqi atomic plant back to the stone age in 1981. All the peaceniks are screaming. “Israel had no right to do that! How dare they!!!!!!”

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/june/7/newsid_3014000/3014623.stm

Now, who was the one voice that wasn’t lifted in outrage? Why, our wicked non interventionist, Ron Paul. He felt that Israel had a right to defend herself. That doesn’t sound like the milquetoast he is billed as.

http://www.therightperspective.org/2011/12/28/ron-paul-i-am-not-an-anti-semite/

2. We are told that he is pro Iran, and that he’d not lift a finger to defend us against Iranian attack.

The cry has been that when war is declared, all opposition should therefore be hushed. A sentiment more unworthy of a free country could hardly be propagated. If the doctrine be admitted, rulers have only to declare war and they are screened at once from scrutiny. –William Ellery, signer of the Declaration of Independence

Because Ron Paul has been critical of the many wars we are waging, many people have made ad hominem attacks against him as being anti-American, or that he is a pacifist.

One of the most intelligent articles I have found against him (yes, I sometimes seek out information to prove myself wrong….I’ve never been fond of anti-intellectualism), is on the site, American Thinker.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/12/ron_pauls_foreign_policy_exposed.html

It accuses him of “unbelievable ignorance” during the debate when he is asked if a nuclear Iran was a threat to us. He may not have given the best answer (I often wish Ron Paul was a better debater), but I don’t see the ignorance of his answer. As I’ve cited in previous posts, we give seven times the foreign aid to Israeli enemies. Maybe if we quit propping up their opponents, Israel will be able to deal with her enemies as she has done for about forty years. And, as I cited above, when Israel dealt with Iraq in 1981, Ron Paul supported their action. Very few politicians did at the time.

The article asks “who declared war on the 1.2 billion Muslims?” Perhaps the writer of this article is ignorant of the 1953 CIA intervention that deposed the democratically elected leader, and set up the Shah? Look, I’m not even remotely saying that the hatred many Muslim’s feel for us is justified, but it is there. And I think it the height of ignorance to ignore that hatred. Non-intervention is not ignoring problems until they go away.Which brings us to….

3. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have gone on for far too long.

Government is not reason; it is not eloquence. It is force. And force, like fire, is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.- George Washington

Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves.- William Pitt

I won’t belabor this one too much. I was listening to Jerry Doyle today. He played the spot where the pundit made fun of Ron Paul for his answer to “What would you say to Castro if he called you?” The answer, “I’d ask him what he was calling about!” was meant to be funny, but of course the media just laughed at Paul for his willingness to talk to enemies. But the US is now talking to the Taliban!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/national-security/panetta-says-karzai-statement-on-us-afghan-peace-talks-with-taliban-is-extremely-helpful/2012/02/16/gIQA7x3KIR_story.html

Sometimes I wonder why we even fought the war. Jerry Doyle was talking to Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer. I’m running out of time, but I’ll cite something he referenced, and leave you with a couple of videos that I hope will be pertinent.

Truth, lies, and Afghanistan.

http://www.armedforcesjournal.com/2012/02/8904030

Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer on Alex Jones Tv: 2/3 able danger and DIA prior knowledge of 9/11

http://uneditedpolitics.wordpress.com/2012/02/16/reagan-speech-to-young-americans-for-freedom-1975/

 

 

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Ron Paul’s foreign policy vs media insanity

The 2012 Grammy Awards are nominating the Civil Wars, while civil war is brewing in the Middle East. Ancient legend tells us that Nero played his fiddle (though they weren’t invented yet) while Rome burned. Fitting that the American people try to drown out the distant war drums with our own music. Syria is sliding into civil war. Lebanon seems to be returning to it. Iraq and Iran are both belabored by clashing factions, those seeking democracy fighting those that believe in authoritarianism, Shiite versus Sunni.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-13/assadism-without-assad-could-prevent-sectarian-mayhem-vali-nasr.html

The difference between Rome burning and the Middle East caving into chaos is that Rome was Nero’s back yard, and the Middle East seems so very far away. They don’t even seem to be living in the same time as us. Our stereotypes of the Muslims make them seem to be stuck in the twelfth or thirteenth century. But as 9/11 demonstrated, what happens over there can have a serious impact on us, as well.

Its my intention to deal with the foreign policy of Ron Paul. It may be a mistake, but I’m not even going to document how the media has portrayed his foreign policy as insane. It seems like everyone and their dog talks about it (if they even know who Ron Paul is). My friends at work all say, “Yeah, Ron Paul….I love some of the things he says, but he’d let Iran nuke us…..”  So let’s see if we can separate fact from fiction, and see if Ron Paul’s foreign policy is so insane, after all.

There are three major points to Ron Paul’s foreign policy. 1) non-intervention in other nations. 2) Withdrawing from entangling alliances such as the U. N. and NATO. And 3) withdrawing foreign aid to foreign nations.

There are immigration issues as well, but I will deal with those in different posts.

1. non-intervention in other nations.

My policy has been, and will continue to be, while I have the honor to remain in the administration of the government, to be upon friendly terms with, but independent of, all the nations of the earth. To share in the broils of none. To fulfill our own engagements. To supply the wants and be carriers for them all : Being thoroughly convinced that it is our feeling and interest to do so. – George Washington

I’ve talked about it before, but I’ll say it again. The idea that the wisdom of our Founding Father’s is outdated is simply hogwash. The vast majority of their ideas are still relevant for our times. Of coarse, there is a degree to which the world has changed. World War II was unavoidable. We were going to fight it sooner or later, and in retrospect, it was probably better to fight it when we did.

It’s as simple as the golden rule. We don’t want other nations interfering with us, so why would we interfere with them? We don’t want foreign nations telling us what to do. The Chinese are chiding us for our mishandling our economic affairs. They are absolutely, 100% right, and yet we still resent it because we don’t want someone else telling us what to do! Absolutely, I want more democracy throughout the world. But its like one’s Christian witness. The more I wag my finger and tell you you can’t do this and you can’t do that, the less you want to listen to me. All I do is make you want to have nothing to do with Christ. I think that nations are the same way.

2. Withdrawing from entangling alliances.

It certainly is very desirable that a pacific disposition should prevail among all nations. The most effectual way of producing it is by extending the prevalence and influence of the gospel. Real Christians will abstain from violating the rights of others, and therefore will not provoke war.

Almost all nations have peace or war at the will and pleasure of rulers whom they do not elect, and who are not always wise or virtuous. Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers. John Jay, first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and co-author of The Federalist Papers

Now, I’m not trying to suggest that we should only vote for Christians. If a Muslim demonstrates that he is the better candidate, then I would vote for him. My point is that the founders of this nation were not proponents of thoughtless warmongering. Even when it came to the Revolution, they exhausted attempts at reconciliation, before they drafted the Declaration of Independence.

As part of their principles of avoiding unnecessary wars, the Founding Father’s avoided entangling alliances that led to vast world wars, even in those times. We no longer live by these principles, as this video will demonstrate.

Barack Obama: serial warmonger

3. Withdrawing foreign aid to foreign nations

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem; may they prosper who love you. Because of the house of the Lord our God I will seek your [Israel’s and Jerusalem’s] good (Psalms 122:6-9).

It may seem strange that I’m leading off this section of this post with this scripture verse. Everyone keeps telling me that Ron Paul is anti-Israel, and would just leave them to rot and die in a Middle East surrounded by foes. This is absolutely untrue. The truth is that, while we do give a lot of foreign aid to Israel, we do it in the most insane, counterproductive ways. First of all, we give seven times the aid given to Israel to their enemies! Cutting all foreign aid would be better for Israel than propping up their enemies. Second, we require Israel to use that aid by buying arms and supplies from the U. S. So, we’re getting our money back from Israel, any way. I wonder if we make the same stipulations to their enemies…..And my last point on this topic….Israel needed no American troop support in any of their major wars. They’ve demonstrated (perhaps even better than we have) that they can take care of themselves.

I’ll end this post with a link to Veterans for Ron Paul. Hopefully, people will read it and support our troops as they communicate the real military needs of this great nation.

http://cvrp2012.com/2012/02/08/press-release-veterans-to-host-march-on-the-white-house-for-ron-paul/