National Debt Will Hit $20 Trillion on May 17th, 2015

It’s just my guestimate, but I am going to start a countdown timer to that date. Even if taxes were raised $1.6 Trillion (this is what President Obama wants now, but it is double what he mentioned during the campaign), he will still raise spending and outpace any increased monetary confiscation (raised taxes) the Democrats employ.

President Obama talks about conservatives holding the country hostage over tax increases for the “wealthy,” but he is holding the country hostage by not delineating spending cuts.  Therefore, we will hit the $20 Trillion National Debt mark in 2 1/2 years.

Robertson & Glover should Read Proverbs 17:28

I was not amazed at all when Pat Robertson said: “”They said, we will serve you if you will get us free from the French. True story. And so, the devil said, okay it’s a deal.  Ever since, they have been cursed by one thing after the other.  History, combined with the horrible state of the country, has led countless scholars and religious figures over the centuries to believe the country is cursed.”

Robertson has a track record that should make every Christian (at least those who believe Jesus actually visited the women at the well in John 4) cringe and distance themselves from him and/or his comments.  Most of the time I wish the 700 program would go off the air.

Again, I was not surprised when Danny Glover said, “When we see what we did at the climate summit in Copenhagen, this is the response, this is what happens, you know what I’m sayin?”  So according to Glover, if the politicians had done more to control the climate, this Haitian tragedy would not have occurred.   Yet another intelligent comment from the Hollywood ‘elite.’

Notice though that both should remain quiet and have not, which should make the media comment on both, which they have not.  The media seems to only push the Robertson comments and not the Glover comments.

Telegraphs ARE NOT Telephones

In a current case before a federal court, partners Paul Katami and Jeffrey Zarrillo are claiming domestic partnerships in California are not equivalent to marriages.  Zarrillo asserts, “domestic partnership would relegate me to second-class citizenship, maybe third-class — and that’s not enough.”  One of their lawyers, Theodore Olsen, claims California “has put people into categories.”  This is really funny considering how often government forms asks for the race of the person filing it and he is not complaining about those.

When Thomas Edison filed a patent for the telephone in 1876, he did not call it the telegraph.  Although both sent sounds over a distance, Edison did not even call his invention the talking telegraph.  Why did did he not call the telephone a telegraph?  Because they were not the same thing.

Since the United States Supreme Court has  defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman (Jones v. Hallahan (1973), then anything we as a society call marriage should be a union between a man and a women.   A union between a man and a women is not the same as a union between two people of the same sex.  Since these unions are not the same thing, then these unions should be labeled differently as well.

Is simply calling two different unions by two different terms equivalent to putting people in different categories?  It is indeed putting people in different categories, but all of us are in different categories.  Some are in the category of being women, some are in the category of being men.  Should they all be in the same category?  No, many scientific studies have shown that men a women are indeed different.

This leaves one question:  Is categorizing different people differently wrong?  Last time I checked, I was not answering my cellular telegraph.

Change has to be positive to be good

Change.  This is arguably the word which catapulted President Obama into office.  There is no doubt that things have changed, but this does not mean we are better for it.

For instance, his change of heart regarding discussions on health care. On January 31, 2008, then Senator Obama promised in a debate with Senator Clinton, “That’s what I will do in bringing all parties together, not negotiating behind closed doors, but bringing all parties together, and broadcasting those negotiations on C-SPAN so that the American people can see what the choices are.”

The President has changed his mind.  These negotiations will not be held in the open, but behind the closed doors of Democratic conferences.

Another change is that the President said he would unite the parties and and bring in a new level of bi-partisanship; however, he and the Democratically held congress want less work together and more power for themselves.

Change is only good if it is positive.  The change from this administration has been anything but that.

ACLU doesn’t have a clu

FoxNews.com has quoted an ACLU statement criticizing the United States airplane passenger security policy as reading: “Using national origin or religion as proxies for suspicion is nothing less than racial profiling.”  The problem is, neither national origin nor religion have anything to do with race.

A person can be a white Muslim from Japan or a persian Buddhist from America or a black Christian from Germany.  The three are not related at all.  Race is genetic, religion is application of truth, and nationality is happenstance of birthplace.

Granted the ACLU often wants everyone to have anarchist type liberty no matter what they have done in the past (I am surprised they have not spoken out against all metal detectors and screening devices), but this case (as in many before) they are preaching freedom from a podium of ignorance.

Jesus wouldn’t shoot St. Nicholas

Neighbors of a Nipomo, California man are upset because he has a depiction of Jesus shooting Santa on his front lawn (http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/22005291/detail.html).  Many are upset about the actual depiction of Jesus killing Santa, I’m more upset that it depicts Jesus killing St. Nicholas.  St. Nicholas, you see, upheld and affirmed the deity of Jesus at the first church council of Nicea in 325.  Yes, THE St. Nick loved Jesus and believed in the Incarnation of the second person of the Trinity.

I am all for free speech and ‘artistic interpretation,’  but at least make it truthful.

St. Nick and Jesus

Get Insurance or Pay Tax

As part of the new health care bill approved by the House on Saturday night, on provision reads:

H.R. 3962 provides that an individual (or a husband and wife in the case of a joint return) who does not, at any time during the taxable year, maintain acceptable health insurance coverage for himself or herself and each of his or her qualifying children is subject to an additional tax.” [page 1]

As an American, I am insulted.  If I do not want to by health insurance, the government should not make me buy it.  This is another example of the fascist socialism of the Obama Administration.

What is next?  Exercise 30 minutes every day or face fines (each citizen will be fitted with a pedometer)?  Eat a vegan diet or face increased health care premiums?  Only drive 100 miles per week or pay 3 times the listed rat for gasoline?  All these could come when the government believes it can tax inaction on your part.

My Goal in Life

America is a bad country and we have made a lot of bad choices.  The United States pollutes the air.  We have too many weapons.  We interfere too much.  As Americans, we should be ashamed of ourselves.  I want the world community to tell us what to do.  I want to bring down The United States of America, so that the world community will be lifted up.  We are simply a nation of people with whom others are rightly upset. I want this to change.

I believe we can live in a world where Hamas and Israelis hold hands in the streets; where al-Quaeda are our neighbors; and where Iran are our bridge partners.  I believe in the hope of this kind of world.

My goal in life is to win the Nobel Peace Prize.  How am I doing?

Who needs Congress?

On Friday, President Obama gave the American people the standards by which he will make his nomination to replace  Supreme Court Justice Souter.  He said,  “I will seek someone who understands that justice isn’t about some abstract legal theory or footnote in a casebook; it is also about how our laws affect the daily realities of people’s lives, whether they can make a living and care for their families, whether they feel safe in their homes and welcome in their own nation.  I view that quality of empathy, of understanding and identifying with people’s hopes and struggles, as an essential ingredient for arriving at just decisions and outcomes.”

Please notice the formula.  Justice is not about rules, it is about caring.  In this day of legal activism and judicial legislation, President Obama is willing to put someone on the bench who is more concerned with stories than he or she will be in the rule of law.  This judge will be making laws that override congress’ decisions, the votes of the people, and even Presidential edicts; shouldn’t the nominee care about the law?

The Supreme sets the precedence for all of the courts in the nation, and our President desires to nominate someone who holds feelings higher than rules.  What happens when feelings change?  What happens when public sentiment is swayed?  In the early 1800′s the country would have been firmly in favor of slavery.  But now, not so much.  If public sentiment were to sway in the opposite direction and slavery were seen to have a positive impact on the, “daily realities of people’s lives,” should Obama’s new judge have empathy for Americans and be pro-slavery?  It’s absurd.

Just as absurd as picking a judge who cares more than he or she rules on what the law is.

Who needs congress?  We will havethe Supreme Court to make our laws, care for us, and feel our pain.

Socialism

One major difference between socialism and capitalism is the financial role of government in the private sector. President Obama said in a press conference on science today, “I believe it is not in our character, American character, to follow — but to lead. And it is time for us to lead once again. I am here today to set this goal: we will devote more than 3 percent of our GDP to research and development.” But has it been the government who has lead in technology?  Getty, Goddard, Ford, Jobs, Gates, and many others made incredible advances without being on the government payroll.
This is the American character. Pulling ourselves up by our own bootstraps and being reliant on the ingenuity of our citizens and not our government is what has made America great. If we are to continue to be great, the government needs to get out of the way, not stand in the middle of it. If President Obama wnats to stimulate scientific research, he should cut taxes on private companies who do scientific research and allow the market to drive new technology, not raise taxes so that he can finance his projects.