Friday, February 20, 2009

Some Random Thoughts

I want to start out with a couple of quotes. The first one is the one I was trying to find, in my last post, by Winston Churchill. The second is by John Adams, one of our Founding Fathers and one of the framers of the Constitution.

"Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never,--in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy."

-Winston Churchill

"We have no government armed with the power capable of contending with human passions which are unbridled by morality and true religion. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."

-John Adams

In light of recent events, I think that these two quotes are perfect. I look at the way the three Republicans in the Senate have turned their back on the very things that should be the foundation of any true conservative. The Republicans in the state Congress in Kansas got it right. They didn't give up. They MADE the Democratic Governor submit a BALANCED budget before they passed it. This is what should have happened in the U.S. Senate. The Republicans in the House of Representatives didn't give in. They all voted against this big old spending bill. There are even some governors who are telling the Federal Government "NO" we don't want any of this money. Bobby Jindal, Louisiana, is one of them. I am not sure who all the rest of them are.

This "stimulus" bill was supposed to be what was needed to jump start our economy. Have you seen what the market has done over the past couple of days? It opened today at the same level it was in Oct. 1997. This is the lowest it has been in almost 7 years. I have even read a report that said that $39Billion was supposed to be released in April or May. It was signed into law on Tuesday. There was an urgency that this needed to be passed because we needed to get money into the economy quickly. This isn't very quick.

I have also read a report that we should expect to be in this recession for about 6 or seven YEARS. This makes my head spin. History has shown that recessions usually lasts about 6 or 7 MONTHS. The last time we tried to spend our way out of a recession, we had the Great Depression. It is happening now. 6 or 7 YEARS? Are they serious? You may think that there is no way to go but up, but, as it is looking right now, we are going to head down even more before we make the turn.

Why have we reached this point? Look at the second quote again. Our Constitution was made only for moral and religious people. Our nation has gone away from what has made us great. It is apparent in the fact that our kids are no longer allowed to pray in most schools. This spending plan even says that colleges cannot receive any money from this plan if they plan to use it on any building that has any type of religious activities. Our King Liberal made it apparent in his first forum as the Democratic nominee. Remember back to the Saddle Back interviews. When asked when life began, he said that it was his belief that life began at conception, but, it wasn't his place to tell a woman how to live her life. Now, granted, I don't want to tell any woman how to live their lives, but, I do believe that life begins at conception and, with some exceptions, that to take that life is immoral.

And, finally, to answer Mellie's question from the comments. The troops are an interesting issue, that is near and dear to my heart. He actually only ever promised to bring the troops out of Iraq. He has contended that we have always needed to keep our concentration on Afghanistan. He, as well as almost every other candidate, actually differentiated between these two. They called them two different wars. I have long contended that they are actually two fronts of the same war. When President G.W. Bush said that he would not allow any country to harbor Al Qaeda, the American people were on board with that. Congress was on board with that, UNANIMOUSLY!! Now, the King Liberal wasn't in the U.S. Senate at the time and he says that he has always been against being in Iraq. That there was no Al Qaeda in Iraq until our troops went in their. Now, my opinion is this, it's Al Qaeda. It doesn't matter if they are in Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, or even Timbuktu. They are still Al Qaeda and this threat needs to be eliminated. Otherwise, they will become strong again and try another attack.

Remember, we must remain strong. We must continue to let people know the truth and how we feel about what is going on. This is what I and many of thousands of other people have sacrificed to allow us to do. It is our right to be able to say what we believe. It is our responsibility to educate ourselves so that we can continue to keep this country the greatest nation on this earth.


Krys72599 said...

So I hear today BO is meeting with governors to express his concern with their overspending.
How about he puts his own pen down and stops spending so much money?!
My husband's theory is that if the states spend less, there would be more for BO to attach and spend...