Friday, March 12, 2010

The Part-Time Conservative

I have been going on and on about false conservatives, but here is a specimen that has been a little neglected as of late; the part-time Conservative. Like the Christian, or person with a value system, who goes to church on Sunday and then back slides the rest of the week the part-time Conservative goes to the polls and votes, but does not get involved in the campaign process beyond watching the nightly news; and we all know how dangerous that can be. They do their duty, as they were taught, and nothing more; or very little more.

No wonder our Republic and our government has been slowly taken over by the progressives and the socialists; half of the base are asleep at the wheel. If you just take your little pamphlet that tells you how to vote and you dutifully tow the Party line, how is that exercising your rights and protecting your childrens' futures by ensuring their government is in restrained servitude? Part-timers have allowed their blinders to lead them to the edge of a raging river without being none-the-wiser.

If you find your self getting out to vote, but can't seem to find the time to get involved in the process maybe you have become a part-timer. All of us should be involved, excited, and spitting mad at what has happened to our Republic; mad enough to go out and do something about it. No one can afford to be a part-timer anymore. Everyone must get involved and do their part; just voting is not going to get the job done.

Every Conservative needs to get out in their community and get involved in their local elections and campaigns. They can get involved in state elections utilizing the Internet and travel when they are able. There are limitless possibilities to get involved in elections clear across the other side of the country. There is no limit to how involved Conservatives can be, and should be. If we all marched to the beat of those drums we would be invincible.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Catholic League Chatterbox

Pledge Victory

Catholic League members will be happy to learn that our good friend Kevin (Seamus) Hasson of the Becket Fund just won a major victory in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirming the constitutionality of "one nation under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Click here for the Becket Fund's press release.

http://catholicleague.org/chatterbox.php?#273

The CCHD's Pro-Abortion Friends

Catholic League News Release

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN:
STUPAK IS “UN-AMERICAN”


Mary Pollock, legislative vice president of the Michigan chapter of the National Organization for Women, yesterday accused Rep. Bart Stupak, a Catholic, of imposing his religious beliefs on the nation. “It is outrageous and un-American,” Pollock said of the pro-life congressman.

Commenting on this remark is Bill Donohue of the Catholic League:

Smear words have been used against virtually every religious, racial and ethnic group in American history. Fortunately, they are rarely voiced anymore. Unfortunately, it is still fair game in many quarters to indict Roman Catholics. One of the most vile canards ever invoked against Catholics is the rap that they are “un-American.” This bigoted slur has its origins in the early part of the 19th century. It is more than disconcerting—it is disgusting—that it is still being made against Catholics in 2010. That it should come from the mouth of a radical feminist activist is not wholly surprising, but it is reprehensible nonetheless.

As the clock winds down on the health care bill, anti-Catholicism is raising its ugly head with greater frequency. It is time for men and women of goodwill from all faith backgrounds, and on both sides of the abortion issue, to unequivocally denounce these bigoted expressions. What Mary Pollock said should be condemned by everyone.

Contact the Michigan president of NOW, Renee Beeker:
Presidentminow@aol.com

Susan A. Fani
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
catalyst@catholicleague.org
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3191
212-371-3394 (fax)

http://catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1792

Founding Fathers Quote

No one more sincerely wishes the spread of information among mankind than I do, and none has greater confidence in its effect towards supporting free and good government.

Thomas Jefferson

The People Have Spoken!


Don't Get Me Wrong, Texas

I may have sounded a little harsh on Texas on my prior post regarding the election, but it was just frustration out of love. I love the Lone Star, it's history, it's values, it's beauty. Because of my love for the South, the Constitution, states rights, and conservative values I showed some tough love.

I guess what I really was trying to say was this:

Perry is not a Conservative by any stretch of the definition. Those going around saying that he is presidential material are simply wrong. Just as Obama and Bush were wrong for America, Perry would be a liberal, destructive presence in the White House.

His support for forced vaccinations and the Mexican/Canadian superhighway should be more than enough to prove he does not believe in liberty, individual freedom, or the sovereignty of the US. We already have a power-hungry socialist in the White House do we really need to repeat our mistakes before we learn our lesson; and before it is too late?

A Little Crazy To Make It Through

During a conversation my five-year old son and I were having he turned to me, laughing, and said, "Mom, you're crazy". I had to laugh, because he is right about one thing; you have to be a little crazy to stay sane in this world. With all the demands on a typical person these days at work, home, and even play don't we all feel a little batty at times? To be able to shake it off with a little crazy fun is a wonderful thing that even a five-year old can understand.

The Black Hole Mystery

There were some recent comments that were left and I thought they were posted to the blog, however when I went to respond I could not find them! There must be an internet black hole or something;-) Sorry if your comment was lost, it was not intentional. I look forward to your comments.

Have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Bishops' Far Left Policies Are Hurting The Catholic Church

Regular readers of this blog know I am extremely disappointed in the far left policies of many Catholic Bishops and Priests, but I have never come close to articulating it as well as Christopher Manion does here in his article entitled "Don't Blame the Pope!"

The Driver Veered Off to the Left

Founding Fathers Quote

I will not believe our labors are lost. I shall not die without a hope that light and liberty are on a steady advance.

Thomas Jefferson

Catholic League News Release

MUSLIM MASSACRE OF CHRISTIANS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue calls into question media coverage of Muslim violence against Christians in Nigeria:

According to The Australian, “dozens of bodies lined the streets” of three Christian villages in northern Nigeria. “Other victims of the weekend’s Muslim fury jammed a local morgue, the limbs of slaughtered children tangled in a grotesque mess.” Children were scalped, “most had severed hands and feet,” and “officials estimate that 500 people were massacred in night-time raids by rampaging Muslim gangs.” According to one eyewitness media account, “They then set homes on fire and attacked men, women and children. Many were decapitated.”

Now here is how CNN is reporting the story. “Gangs of machete-wielding Muslims have been blamed for the weekend slaughter of hundreds of Christian villagers in Nigeria, but analysts say it would be wrong to assume the conflict was rooted in religion.” Of course: When Muslims massacre Christians, religion never has anything to do with it.

“Some analysts,” the story continues, “believe the weekend slaughter was a revenge attack for the killing of around 150 members of the Hausa Muslim community by Christian mobs in Kuru Karama south of Jos, in January 2010.” Well, let’s see. Back in January, a U.N. media outlet reported that Muslim and Christian leaders in Kuru Karama, a predominantly Muslim village, “met to make a pact with the police to defend any attacks by outsiders.” But guess what happened? “Several hours later youths armed with machetes attacked the village.” And we know who likes machetes.

Back to CNN. It cited an ugly Muslim-Christian incident in 2001 in the same area. What started the Muslim massacre back then? “A Christian woman had tried to cross the road through a group of Muslims during Friday prayers.” Yeah, that’ll do it every time.

It’s time to stop viewing Muslim-Christian violence through the lens of moral equivalency.

Susan A. Fani
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
catalyst@catholicleague.org
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3191
212-371-3394 (fax)


http://catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1790

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Founding Fathers Quote

Your love of liberty - your respect for the laws - your habits of industry - and your practice of the moral and religious obligations, are the strongest claims to national and individual happiness.

George Washington

Sarah Palin Tells Pro-Life Ohio Rally Disabled Son Reaffirmed Abortion View

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
March 8, 2010


Columbus, OH (LifeNews.com) -- Potential 2012 presidential candidate Sarah Palin told a pro-life rally of more than 3,000 people in central Ohio on Friday that the birth of her disabled son reaffirmed her commitment against abortion. Palin also shared with the audience a Bible verse speaking to the recent criticism of writing notes on her hand. [
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Rand Paul - Bluegrass Values

Update from the House Republican Study Committee (RSC)


RSC Update: Monday, March 8, 2010

From the Chairman
Democrats have a trust problem. The American people don’t trust them, and they don’t trust each other. House Democrats are being pushed to vote for the Senate bill (with all its poison pills intact) with mere assurances that it will be “fixed” later via budget reconciliation. Many House Democrats, however, don’t trust their Senate counterparts to follow through with the reconciliation “fix.” For starters, poison pill issues like taxpayer funded abortion coverage and the inclusion of illegal immigrants can’t be altered by budget reconciliation. And considering the Senate already passed its bill, why would Senate Democrats want to change it?

Somehow, Democrat leaders expect to overcome these obstacles in the next few weeks. The White House has floated a March 18 deadline, while Speaker Pelosi’s deadline appears to be the end of March when House members return home to face their constituents for two weeks. Then again, it’s hard to keep count of the deadlines that have come and gone over the last year.

Perhaps the trust and deadline issues wouldn’t be so problematic if they didn’t insist on pushing a Democrat-only plan which Americans overwhelmingly oppose. When two roads diverged in this debate, Democrats chose to pursue a partisan takeover of health care rather than a bipartisan plan to empower patients. And that, as Robert Frost wrote, has made all the difference.

Sincerely,

Congressman Tom Price
Chairman, Republican Study Committee

RSC Media Activity – Republican Study Committee members work hard to ensure that the conservative viewpoint is well-represented in all corners of the media. Visit our Media Center for more.
· Rep. Rodney Alexander (LA-05): Homeland Security Needs Attention; Natchez Democrat, March 2.

· Rep. Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) and Rep. Mike Pence (IN-06): Time for a Spending Cap with Teeth; Wall Street Journal, March 3.

· Rep. Steve King (IA-05): How to Save $11.4 Billion This Year; American Spectator, March 4.

· Rep. Bill Cassidy (LA-06): Empower Patients, Lower Costs, Expand Access; Roll Call, March 8.

RSC Legislative Activity – RSC members have made it a priority to introduce productive, conservative alternatives to the Democrats’ reckless agenda.
· Rep. Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), Rep. Mike Pence (IN-06), and Rep. John Campbell (CA-48) have introduced H.J. Res. 79, an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to limit federal spending.

Outlook – Here is a preview of upcoming Democrat proposals to advance their big-government, anti-taxpayer agenda.
· Speaker Pelosi continues to search for the votes she needs to get the Senate version of Obamacare through the House despite the clear public support for scrapping the bill and starting over from scratch.

House Floor Activity – The following key legislation came through the House of Representatives last week.
· The House passed H.R. 2847, the so-called HIRE Act, by a vote of 217-201 last week. While presented by Democrats as a “jobs” bill, it includes a net tax increase of $14.3 billion and a tax credit that won’t spur wary employers to hire but will hand taxpayer money to businesses which were already going to hire anyway.

RSC Reports
· Each week, the RSC Budget and Spending Taskforce compiles a weekly report on the latest budget and spending news. Additionally, the RSC Money Monitor tracks how bills passed by the House affect authorizations, mandatory spending, and federal government revenue.

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Monday, March 08, 2010

Conservative RINO's

Well the liberals have done what they always do; disguised them selves as allies and infiltrated our ranks. The sad part is that many stood by and watched it happen. The liberals took over the Republican party so we set our selves apart as Conservatives and now they have taken over the Conservative label.

They now go around and tote the Conservative label to pander votes from those in the base who have become too lazy to stay involved and stay informed. Now liberal candidates are flooding the political stage spouting their dribble to those who believe their claims of Conservatism. They believe they have pulled the wool over our eyes and we cannot see what they really are; thieving Liberals.

I believe they have under estimated the base. I think a Constitutional revolution is on the way. The people are going to turn back to their Constitutional foundations and the RINO's are going to learn just how smart and strong we really are. We are not fools who can be led to folly, we do not all have blinders on. We can see past what is said and see what is done. Bush's administration said they could do what ever they wanted and we would still have to vote for them. We do not, we have a choice they don't believe we will make.

The only candidates who deserve our vote are those who believe in "We the People", the sovereignty of this Republic, the sovereignty of the states, the sacredness of the Constitution, and limited government. We must make it right.

Bitter After-Taste

I want to express my deep disgust in the misinformed, lazy, and out-right blind manner in which many of my fellow Texans voted in the gubernatorial race. Even though Perry's record has proven him to be a moderate-liberal who does not whole-heartedly believe in God given individual freedoms they went right on ahead and re-elected him anyway. They certainly were not thinking on this blunder.

What happened to my Texas? The Texas who would stand against anyone who dare threaten to take even the smallest of freedom away from her. I barely recognize her any more. Today she looks more like New York than she does my Texas. A part of me is relieved that I am not present to see such a glorious state ravaged by the self-indulgence and self-mutilation that happens to every state who votes moderate/liberal.

Hang on to your Stetsons guys; you're in for a rough ride. Remember what happened under Bush when he got re-elected? The Lone Star is about to re-live it and it won't be pretty. Next time, vote for the Constitutionalist candidate and not the self proclaimed "Conservative" who is really a RINO.

For those who fell for the lie that Medina is a "9-11 Truther" you ought to be ashamed of your failure to inform your selves of the truth and for believing that the media and the talking heads report "nothing but the truth".