Saturday, July 21, 2007

The Time Is Here To Acknowlege Abortion For What It Is; The Murder Of A Child

I received a request today from A Buck For Huck to do an abortion post, after leaving a comment on their abortion video. I don't get to post as often as I would like due to my extremely heavy schedule, but I will gladly take this opportunity. I will warn you now, I am not politically correct, I am a die-hard conservative, a devout Catholic and I don't often care what people think of my opinions because my values and beliefs are strong and will not change. I am also a woman who has suffered the pain of a miscarriage, and will never be told that little soul that was with me for such a sort time was nothing more that a group of cells. My baby had a God given soul and an angel to keep them and I know their angel was there to Shepherd them to be with God. The only thing that has helped heal my pain is the new baby girl we are expecting in November. As I feel her grow and move in me this is what I know:

Abortion is the legalized murder of a baby. No amount of screaming, justifying, or liberal accusations that being pro-life is abusive and unfair to women will change that. I love when people refer to our nation as a civilization, as if we are civilized. There is nothing civilized about mothers murdering their own children, whether born or unborn. I know I think to myself often, how can God allow this to go on? You know, the frightening truth is if we don't stop abortion, his wrath someday will.

How is it that Christians are content to tolerate this sin in our nation? Especially our leaders and elected officials. It is their duty to uphold the Constitution, they have taken an oath to do so. Our own Declaration of Independence guarantees these unalienable rights to every American; the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. This is not a right that you must qualify to receive. Nazi Germany slid down that slippery slope to the systematic decisions of who was worthy to live and who deserved to die based on their WORTH to society. Just like we learned as a nation when slavery was abolished, these rights are absolute. As Christians we are bound to God's Commandment "Thou shall not murder" and as God knit each and everyone of us together in our mother's womb and stated that it is better to have a millstone hung around our neck and be thrown into the sea than harm the least of his children we Christians should be outraged and in the midst of political battle.

How can we live in a hypocritical society that says on one hand a woman has the right to request the death of her own child and allow a doctor to chemically destroy, tear apart, vacuum out or partially deliver and slit the head and vacuum out the brain of her own child then turn around and convict a mother for drowning her toddler? What kind of a person can hold a baby or play with a child or raise a family and in even in their most insane moment believe that any woman has the right to end the life the life of their child as long as they do it before God brings that child into this world? I will tell you, only someone who has turned their back on God and everything he is. If you believe it is alright to make the decision that God's creation does not have the same right to life as yourself then you are not walking a Christian walk and you are certainly not civilized.

This sin our nation has embraced with passion and vigor, and Christian passiveness, lies not only on the hands of the people, but squarely on the shoulders of our leaders. This election I am calling out every Christian and every descent soul to hold our leadership accountable for the millions of lives that have already been taken and save the millions more that will be destined to die so women around the country can live their promiscuous, self centered and uncomplicated lives without being bothered by something like accountability and responsibility. When you make your decision to vote for a candidate for President, remember millions of lives are at stake, literally.

We must pray, research and do some of the deepest soul searching we have ever had to do when making our decision. We must chose a leader who will never back down from the sanctity of life, freedom and the security of our nation. Our President can lead us down the path to the slippery slope or put our nation on the rock foundation God intended. Our Founding Fathers knew this to be the only way our nation would survive and gave us that Godly rock foundation and it is up to us to defend it and assure it remains there.

This is why the candidate I support for the presidential nomination is Governor Huckabee. He is a man with strong convictions, the nations best interest at heart and the knowledge, determination and articulation to back them up. He has always been unapologetically pro-life, this is not something he just came to for his campaign to win the nomination. "I support and have always supported passage of a constitutional amendment to protect the right to life. My convictions regarding the sanctity of life have always been clear and consistent, without equivocation or wavering. I believe that Roe v. Wade should be over-turned." - Mike Huckabee. When you chose who will be your next President be sure he stands for and defends the sanctity of all life, our nation's security and our children's future.

Here is one of the most moving pro-life videos I have ever had the experience of watching. Please watch Nick Cannon's real life story as he tells it. This is something that many fortunate souls have been blessed with. My husband was supposed to have been aborted by his mother under the pressure of his grandmother and aunt. His mother was strong enough to defend her child and me and our children could not be more grateful.

"And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever." - Thomas Jefferson

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Pope Benedict XVI

The washingtonpost.com has an article on Pope Benedict XVI and it is worth reading.

VATICAN CITY -- In making two controversial decisions this month -- opening the door to wider celebration of the Latin Mass and asserting the Roman Catholic Church as the one true "church of Christ" -- the Vatican insisted that no essential Catholic belief or practice had been changed.[Read More]

Friday, July 20, 2007

New Election 08 Section

Here is an interesting New Election 08 Section I thought everyone may be interested in.

Will The Game Ever Be The Same?

Talk about a bad week for sports. First Michael Vick and now this; trust me when I say the NBA is in a lot more trouble than the NFL. How many times have you been watching an NBA game and thought how could they make that call or how come they didn't make this call? Now, our worst fears have been realized, NBA referee Tim Donaghy is under investigation for betting on games with organized crime associates, including games he officiated in. Just think of all of the Spurs championships they may not have earned, just kidding. But on a more serious note, think of all the games that could have been thrown. Does anyone honestly believe there is only one bad ref involved in this? I mean, look at all of the times Shaquille O'Neal will get fowls without even touching anyone or more generalized, when there is an obvious fowl at the end of a game that could win or lose the game that is never called. The bottom line is that once again something a lot of people love has been tainted.

I am a huge supporter of NBA Commissioner David Stern. I feel he has done a lot to improve the image of the NBA, but we cannot forget that he refused to take serious complaints by fans and owners that certain calls seemed suspicious. This last part is really going to kill me, but my wife and her favorite team, the Dallas Mavericks' owner, was right. I had mocked him and her and said there was no way the calls were tainted. This makes you question all of it.

Media Advisory

July, 20 2007

Little Rock, AR – Former AR Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) will be a guest on Fox News' 'The Neal Cavuto Show' on Friday, June 20, 2007 at approximately 4:00 p.m. ET (3:00 p.m. CT) to discuss presidential politics and other topics. [read more]

Bush Just Does Not Get It

At a town-hall meeting President Bush was asked if he would promise to pardon or commute the sentences of our innocent border patrol agents rotting in prison and he responded with "No, I won't make you that promise," and then went on to stick up for Johnny Sutton. I won't go into the circumstances of the case because Investor's Business Daily has an absolutely devastating and thorough editorial that, in my opinion, completely proves the innocence of these border patrol agents and makes you wonder why Johnny Sutton still has a job. Once again President Bush refuses to do the right thing. Having read the trial transcript myself I don't know how this could have happened. When the President says that the Prosecutor is his good friend, and I know that the President wants a completely open border with Mexico, I am left to wonder is it a coincidence this Prosecutor is going after border patrol agents and police who are just doing their job.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Huckabee's Blogger Conference Call

Huckabee had another blogger conference call today and Massachusetts for Mike Huckabee did a detailed and thorough post on it. They also took the time to add links to other bloggers who posted on the conference call and the mainstream media's response to the call.

The Giuliani Chronicles Continue

Drudge has a report on how Giuliani is continually keeping voters waiting and showing up when he feels like it. I have some advise for the Giuliani campaign "keep it up". The more voters you can make angry the better. Also, Giuliani said that abortion will not figure into his judicial appointments. How can that possibly be? Giuliani said that he would appoint strict constructionist judges, while even some liberals will admit that Roe vs. Wade was a bad law. Even if you don't care about the slaughter of millions of innocent children you should be concerned that it was a made up right that activist judges claimed the Constitution supported. In reality, we all know, that the Constitution is about supporting the right to life and not taking it.

Are You A Real Man Or A Pretty Boy?

I don't know about you, but I am really tired of all of the boys in men's bodies. As a man and a veteran it drives me crazy to see how society has feminized most men. You are more likely to see a man with a comb in his back pocket then holding a door for a lady. Just think of all of the times you have been sitting in a parking lot lately. You will see men pull up, quite often with their families, and immediately start grooming themselves while their wives or significant others are getting the kids settled into the carts. Once they actually get into the store, how many of those men are checking out other women and themselves while they let their wives or significant others handle the kids and the shopping?

So how did so many of these men turn into pretty boys? Well for one thing it is because society allows open bigotry aimed at true manhood. For example, one thing the military taught me right away was how important family is. Therefore, I have always made it a point to be as actively involved in my family as possible and I have received a severe backlash because it. One of my favorite activities with my children is to go to the library. You would not believe the nasty looks I receive when I take my kids into the children's section. I am almost always the only man in there; from the reactions you would think I was some sort of mutant. I get the same reaction when I show up with my wife to our children's well child check ups at the pediatricians. Quite often the first thing out of their mouths is "Oh, you are all here?" Oh, and don't even think of calling a woman Mam anymore. I was raised this was a title of respect and have taught my children the same. Instead, people are offended by the title and take it as disrespectful and even tell my children to not refer to them in this manner. I know it is not just me because every man on television is portrayed as a buffoon who could care less about his wife and kids, let alone his marriage vows.

I hope this changes before we lose another generation. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of real men walking around and most of them have worn a uniform at one time or another, but I don't want my boys to grow up thinking there is anything wrong with holding your wife's hand in public, saying yes Mam or yes Sir, remaining faithful to your marriage vows or being active in your children's lives; because that is how real men act. Be a real man today and read to your kids and show your wife you love her.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Voters Getting A Case Of Buyers Remorse

The latest Zogby Poll has Congress' approval rating at 14%. Is it any wonder, as they continually say that we have lost this war while our troops are still in combat dying everyday? Meanwhile, our border remains completely unsecured and literally hundreds of thousands of criminal illegals are raping, murdering, and committing other crimes against law abiding citizens that this Congress swore an oath to protect.

My question to you is, where is the outrage? If only 14% of you support this Congress, why is there not a massive out pouring of letters to your editors, where are your phone calls to your Senators' and Representatives' offices demanding that they support our troops, asking why our border isn't secure, and why we are not working harder toward energy independence? Let's just be perfectly honest, all of this would have already been accomplished if the American people would have demanded it. Nothing matters to these politicians, but maintaining power. If the American people did not re-elect politicians like Dick Durbin and Carl Levin we would have accomplished all of this and more.

Here is some good news; some Americans are rebelling against the Politics-As-Usual culture. For example, in Wisconsin's 8th Congressional District Congressman Kagen took the seat from the Republican Party in the last election, promising to work as a Washington outsider and to stand for his constituents' best interest over party ideology. Of course, once he actually got elected he became joined at the hip with left-wingers like Nancy Pelosi and David Obey. The good people of the 8th District have responded by donating a meager $13,575; all the rest of his money is coming from special interest groups and other Democrats in Congress. Next time someone tells you that '08 is going to be a great year for the Democrats, just smile, go home, and donate to a good conservative candidate. All it would take is for you to get involved. On the other hand, all it would take to lose everything we hold dear is for you to do nothing.

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Huckabee's New Agenda For The Third Quarter

Huckabee's campaign has come up with several new and exciting ideas for the third quarter that will help mobilize supporters through out the entire country for his campaign. If you are concerned about the direction of this country and you want to support a strong, proven leader then you should go to MikeHuckabee.com. You will find, not only a conservative leader, but a leader that can reunite all of America by bringing us energy independence in ten years, a fair tax that will put the IRS out of business, a stronger and more capable military, a secure border, states' rights will be back, homeschoolers will no longer feel they have no voice in the White House and arts, music and physical education will be back in the schools. That is just to mention a few objectives of a Huckabee Presidency. It would also be nice to be able to tell our children that we are proud of our leadership in Washington. So for a brighter future go to MikeHuckabee.com and get involved, our country depends on it.

Headlines

Adult Type 2 Diabetes: Poor Information On Diet, But Exercise Seems Good [Read More]

U.N. Confirms N. Korea Nuclear Shutdown [Read More]

Report: Al-Qaida Likely to Attack U.S. [Read More]

Company Says Radioactive Leak Was Bigger [Read More]

Bush Aides See Failure in Fight With Al Qaeda in Pakistan [Read More]

16 Pakistani Soldiers Dead in Attack [Read More]

Hamas Rejects Bush Peace Talks Proposal [Read More]

Staffer pay reveals ’08 Dem focus [Read More]

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

FBI: Iraqis Being Smuggled Across the Rio Grande

The FBI is investigating an alleged human smuggling operation based in Chaparral, N.M., that agents say is bringing "Iraqis and other Middle Eastern" individuals across the Rio Grande from Mexico.

An FBI intelligence report distributed by the Washington, D.C. Joint Terrorism Task Force, obtained by the Blotter on ABCNews.com, says the illegal ring has been bringing Iraqis across the border illegally for more than a year. [read more]

Michael Vick Indicted

I used to be a Vick fan, back before it came out that he was womanizing and spreading disease; but this is way over the top. If what he has been indicted for is true that means he intentionally tortured dogs that did not behave the way he wished along with other charges. When will these athletes learn that it is a privilege to play professionally? If he is convicted the NFL needs to hit him with a life-long ban so that our children will still be talking about it years from now. [read more]

Good News For Huckabee In Iowa

IowaPolitics.com: Huckabee in the midst of straw poll push 7/12/2007

By Chris Dorsey IowaPolitics.com

Mike Huckabee likes what he sees along the campaign trail.

The former Arkansas governor's message appears to be resonating well with Iowans on his recent campaign swing through the state.

"Everywhere we go we are signing up people for the straw poll," the GOP presidential hopeful said. "They are signing the cards and saying they will bring friends." [Read More]

Headlines

Vet Group Plans Pro-War Blitz [Read More]

Pace: US Weighs Larger 'Surge' in Iraq [Read More]

Romney Spends It Faster Than He Gets It [Read More]

U.S. Launch New Offensive in Iraq [Read More]

Marine Said Deadly Force in Haditha Seemed Appropriate [Read More]

AP Poll: GOP pick is 'none of the above' [Read More]

Bleeding coffers signal new McCain meltdown [Read More]

McCain’s national, Iowa press staffs bail out of campaign [Read More]

Monday, July 16, 2007

Must-Read Posts By Huckabee Bloggers

There are a couple of blogs today that have some real must-read posts:

Mike Huckabee '08 has a really disturbing post about John McCain. McCain always did strike me as an old pervert, but this just cements it. [read more]

Massachusetts For Mike Huckabee has a post that every Christian, no matter what denomination, should read. [read more]

Colorado For Huckabee has some great suggestions for the Huckabee campaign to reach more voters. [read more]

Great News For A True Conservative

Jon Bruning's campaign announced some great news today:

Bruning Builds Early Fundraising Edge over Hagel

Bruning Campaign holds big lead in second quarter receipts, cash-on-hand


LINCOLN – According to campaign finance reports filed last week, Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning nearly doubled Senator Chuck Hagel’s total receipts for the second quarter, raising $728,000 to Hagel’s $387,000.


“I am humbled by the fact that so many Nebraskans have made an investment in my campaign,” said Bruning. “Their confidence and trust has given me the momentum I need to win.”


The finance reports show additional advantages for Bruning, who declared his candidacy for the seat held by Hagel on June 7 of this year. The Bruning Campaign received more than twice the money from individual contributors, bringing in $723,000 to Hagel’s $322,000. Bruning also has significantly more cash-on-hand than Hagel, $620,000 to $483,000 respectively.

“For a challenger to hold such an early advantage is unprecedented,” said Bruning Campaign Manager Jordan McGrain. “We are in an incredibly strong position at this stage of the race.”

An Opportunity For A New Beginning After A Disappointing Second Quarter

Yesterday, I had written a post immediately after finding out Huckabee's numbers, but my wife persuaded me to delete it and wait until today to write it. I want to say right off the top that I do believe that Huckabee is the best candidate currently announced, but he needs to restructure his campaign or he does not have a chance. I could not believe when I read his campaign stating that they were satisfied with their numbers. Some points they appear to be overlooking are the excuses made for Huckabee's low, first quarter numbers; mainly being that he got a late start and was not getting media attention. I felt these were legitimate excuses.

Now with the second quarter numbers being so incredibly low some explaining needs to be done. Huckabee did fully participate during the entire second quarter and received considerably more media attention. If you factor in the number of days he ran in the first quarter compared to the number of days run in the second quarter his fund raising numbers are almost the same, which is obviously not gaining ground as the campaign is trying to spin it. Just take a look at some of the other second tier candidates; Brownback has brought in 3.3 million, Paul brought in 3 million, and Tancredo brought in 2.8 million to Huckabee's 1.3 million. He needs to let go his campaign fund raising staff and bring in some people who can get the job done.

The campaign also needs to get a handle on their failure to get the grass-roots involved. Several other bloggers, including this blog, have offered to do grass-roots work for the campaign and from what I can see we have all been ignored and told that the campaign is focusing on Iowa, which is the whole point of us offering to help. I have also wrote several posts on the opportunity for Republicans in the Democrat leaning states of Wisconsin and Michigan; now we have proof. Here are the donor totals: Residents in Michigan gave over $2.7 million to Republican candidates compared to just over 1 million to Democrat candidates, Wisconsin residents gave over $654,000 to Republican candidates compared to over $471,000 to Democrat candidates. Gov. Huckabee's share of this is only $1,600 from Michigan and does not even show up on the donations list for Wisconsin, which makes me wonder why my donations aren't showing up. As small as they may have been, other small donations made to other candidates do show up and I doubt we are the only people in Wisconsin who gave to his campaign. Look at how Brownback did in the same two states; he received $27,861 from Michigan and $12,782 from Wisconsin. That is with a lot of conservatives angry with him over immigration.

While I am not under the mistaken impression that Huckabee can campaign in all fifty states, we can. All we need is for his campaign to organize us and give us objectives, especially considering Federal campaign laws are so complicated we really need direction from a campaign to know where the boundaries are. As I have mentioned before Tancredo's campaign has their out-of-state supporters calling residents in Iowa to see if they are interested in Tancredo or attending the Straw Poll for him. Why can't Huckabee do this? This is a great way to keep his supporters fired up and personally involved in his campaign. His staff also needs to come up with a weekly update email to Huckabee volunteers and bloggers, giving them objectives and directions from the campaign. It would only take one person to accomplish this, while the rest of his staff focuses on Iowa.

Also if the Governor wants some endorsements, the Wisconsin 8th was recently taken by the Democrats and will be a key target for the Republican Party in '08. So why not fly in for a couple of hours someday and host a couple of events to get some endorsements and funds? He cannot win the nomination for the Presidency on Iowa alone and he would be all over the local news if he hit areas the other candidates are ignoring. It does not have to take away from Iowa or New Hampshire; just do an event, occasionally, in a state that is receiving no attention. The bottom line is that we have chosen to stay with the campaign through the Straw Poll, as even Huckabee has been quoted as saying that will be the make-or-break point for the campaign. I am just going to end this post by adding a couple of links to what the news is reporting on Huckabee's low numbers.

Huckabee campaign grasps at straw poll [read more]

Huckabee raises $764,000; reports $437,000 in bank for GOP presidential bid [read more]

Huckabee, Thompson Trail in Fund Raising, Federal Filings Show [read more]

My Beloved Catholic Church

There has been some interesting posts on the Catholic Church lately. One done by Patriot Post and the other by Kevin Tracy. While I do not agree with either post completely they fit in with what I have been discussing with my wife; as devout Roman Catholics we have been concerned for a while that the Catholic Church is not doing enough to stay relevant. For example, obviously the priest abuse scandal was not handled competently. I also think that there are some rituals and practices within the church that may not have a sound biblical footing and should be re-evaluated.

I also know that the Catholic Church is the Church of Christ and has been the most influential institution in the world. While there are some difficult issues the Church does need to address, we can be most effective by being involved in our local parishes and standing up to Catholic bashing and outright lies against the church by people who either do not understand Catholic practices or refuse to see or learn the truth. I do think the most important thing is a Christian's relationship with Christ, so I do not in any way judge any other denomination.

Huckabee In The News

Here are some of the latest news stories on Huckabee:

Huckabee touts conservative credentials in Le Mars campaign stop [read more]

Hillary not an easy opponent, Huckabee warns [read more]

Huckabee shows faith-based action can be nonconfrontational [read more]

Huckabee says poor straw poll could doom his run [read more]

Brownback, Huckabee take different roads to court conservatives [read more]

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Statement by Former AR Gov. Mike Huckabee on the 2nd Quarter FEC Report

July, 15 2007

Little Rock, AR – Former Governor Mike Huckabee (AR) issued the following statement about his second quarter FEC report, which was filed today.

“My goal for the second quarter was to have enough cash to get through the Iowa straw poll – which we have. While a lot of focus is placed on money raised, the rest of the story is money spent and how effectively. By frugal spending, the campaign is focused on each step in the process and making it to the next milepost, which we have done. I’m also pleased that we've added a significant number of new donors in states across America – and there is visible excitement surrounding the campaign.

“We’re also continuing to move forward by adding staff and building momentum in Iowa and New Hampshire while other campaigns are pulling back from too much spending. This is good fiscal management of the resources at our disposal. It also gives voters insight into how I successfully managed Arkansas’s state budget for more than 10 years – and the fiscal discipline that I’d exercise over federal spending as President.”

Mike Huckabee raised $764,000

Thanks to Mike Huckabee '08 for the heads up. The AP is reporting that Gov. Huckabee only raised $764,000 this quarter. We are going to think this over for a few days before commenting further.

Granddaughter Of State Senator Hansen Killed In Accident

I would like to ask for prayers for State Senator Dave Hansen family to get through this time.

The toddler granddaughter of State Senator Dave Hansen has died after being hit by a car outside the home of the senator on Coppens Road in Green Bay.[Read More]