Contempt for Current Administration Growing

Residents from over 30 States have filed petitions to secede, including Texas where as of this posting, the petition has received more than 70,000 signatures.

    WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:
    Peacefully grant the State of Texas to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.
    The US continues to suffer economic difficulties stemming from the federal government’s neglect to reform domestic and foreign spending. The citizens of the US suffer from blatant abuses of their rights such as the NDAA, the TSA, etc. Given that the state of Texas maintains a balanced budget and is the 15th largest economy in the world, it is practically feasible for Texas to withdraw from the union, and to do so would protect it’s citizens’ standard of living and re-secure their rights and liberties in accordance with the original ideas and beliefs of our founding fathers which are no longer being reflected by the federal government.

    Created: Nov 09, 2012

Source: We The People

Source: HuffingtonPost.com

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Government to Force Hobby Lobby to Provide “Morning After Pill” to Employees

This is the scary world we live in when our government is trying to force Christian owned and operated companies, such as Hobby Lobby, to provide the “morning after pill” and “week after pill” to their employees, or face fines of up to 1.3 million dollars per day.

The privately held company which operates over 500 arts and crafts stores nationwide, filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration over its HHS Mandate. The Health and Human Services “preventative services” Mandate forces companies to provide, without co-pay, the “morning after pill” and “week after pill” in their health insurance plans or face fines into the millions of dollars per day.

Hobby Lobby CEO and founder David Green states, “By being required to make a choice between sacrificing our faith or paying millions of dollars in fines, we essentially must choose which poison pill to swallow,” and “We simply cannot abandon our religious beliefs to comply with this mandate.”

The current government administration argues that once someone starts a “secular” business, he categorically loses any right to run that business in accordance with his conscience. The business owner simply leaves her First Amendment rights at home when she goes to work at the business she built. On this view of the world, even a seller of Bibles is “secular.” Hobby Lobby’s affiliate, Mardel, sells Bibles and other Christian-themed material, but because it makes a profit the government has now declared it “secular.”

On January 1, 2013 Hobby Lobby will face the choice of dropping employee health insurance altogether (and paying about $26 million a year in penalties), or continuing its current plan (which will expose it to about $1.3 million in fines per day).

This is just another example of Big Government pushing its weight around and forcing its will.

The Christian community as a whole, needs to let its voice be heard in the proper arenas. It is not enough to just vote and then do nothing for another 4 years. It requires that we speak out against such atrocities that attack our right to religious freedom…and PRAY!

Source: Lifenews.com

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Restoring Honor

The way I see it you either get it or you don’t.

It surpasses race, religion, donkeys and elephants.

The reason that our country is on its knees, is because we have forgotten how to get on ours.

A change in government and policy won’t fix all of our woes. The elected officials in a Republic such as ours will always show a reflection of the current generation’s values and virtues…and my friends I am afraid that for the last 40 yrs we have cultivated a culture that we are so woefully reaping of greed and self-centered lifestyles.

When we return to finding that “Golden Rule” lifestyle within ourselves and our community on an individual scale…it will translate globally.
Again it begins with humbling oneself to a greater power than what we possess in our finite minds.

I want to be a better steward of those things that are in my charge, and I realize that I must have help with that from something much greater than me.

God, help me to continually seek your help in an effort to “fix me” so that I may be ready to help those around me, family , community, and country alike. Teach me each day how to be a better husband, father, son, employee, friend, and citizen to those that matter most in my life.

Joel Johnson

Is It Too Much To Ask?

Is it too much to ask…

…for a presidential candidate to say what he means, and to do what he says?

Is it too much to ask…

…for a presidential candidate to NOT use religion as THE reason we should vote for them?

Is it too much to ask…

…for Christians NOT to vote for someone simply because they are pro life?

Is it too much to ask? Just wondering.

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The Powerful Christian Vote

It appears that Presidential campaigns begin earlier and earlier every four years. The upcoming 2008 election is without a doubt a pivotal point in our Nation’s history. How will America define the world, and how will the world define America? As of now, America has defined the world in a dichotomous fashion: Good and Evil, Right and Wrong, Terrorist and Non-Terrorist. America has also been defined. Some labels include: Imperialistic, Suppressors, Liberators, and Arrogant. Will these be the terms we carry into the next administration?

In light of the current world affairs, it appears that the Christian vote is becoming more and more desired by candidates. Political figures are well aware of this demographic as it is estimated that the Christian population was instrumental in Bush’s re-election (see figures here)

But why?

Simply put, It is primarily because of the way the world has been defined and portrayed on our televisions. The globe is being split in two: East versus West (or more accurately, Middle East versus West). Accompanying the Middle East is the Islamic religion – and this has many fundamentalist Christians running to the polls to play their part in the battle of “Good”
and “Evil”.

As Christians, we need to be a bit more responsible. We must know the facts instead of endorsing the first candidate that advocates our religion and/or Jesus. At present time, it seems that appearances (and that includes appearing like a Christian) have more political weight than actual policies.

The country was built upon the Christian ideal that human beings desire more than just being told what to think and believe. Unfortunately, politicians have strayed away from the nation’s original intent and instead they strive to tell us what is important, what to believe, and why to support them. I for one will not tolerate being treated as a puppet – and neither should you.

The Christian vote should be the result of a prayerful reflection and a personal investigation of candidates. Do the candidates’ ideals truly match yours? If not, why would you vote for them? Just because they are Christian? No America, the country needs responsible citizens to choose a competent leader.

I encourage all of you to follow the coming election closely. Research the candidates (and no, research doesn’t include relying on the smear campaign commercials). God has given us an amazing ability: the power to reason, analyze, think, and make rational decisions; no other creature in existence has such a privilege. Let’s make use of this gift.

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