Friday, November 30, 2012

Twelve Reasons Why I Voted Democratic

This one was just too good not to share!  Enjoy!

Separation of Church and State

A North Carolina School orders a six year old to remove the word "God" from a poem she wrote for a Veteran's Day celebration to honor her grandfathers who both served in Vietnam.  Read the Fox News report here.

“He prayed to God for peace, he prayed to God for strength,” the poem read. A parent reportedly found out about the poem and expressed concern about mentioning the word God during a school event. The parent did not want the Almighty’s name mentioned anywhere in the program, according to one account.

"We wanted to make sure we were upholding the school district’s responsibility of separation of church and state from the Establishment Clause,” Supt. Gerri Martin told the McDowell News. 
“He prayed to God for peace, he prayed to God for strength,” the poem read.

A parent reportedly found out about the poem and expressed concern about mentioning the word God during a school event. The parent did not want the Almighty’s name mentioned anywhere in the program, according to one account.

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“He prayed to God for peace, he prayed to God for strength,” the poem read.

A parent reportedly found out about the poem and expressed concern about mentioning the word God during a school event. The parent did not want the Almighty’s name mentioned anywhere in the program, according to one account.

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We keep hearing these stories over and over again. Christ in urine = art, but "God" in a poem = unconscionable.  I blame the lack of education. I blame the public schools.  The idiots are running the asylum.  No where in our founding documents do the words "separation of church and state" appear.  BUT they do appear in the 1936 USSR Constitution- Chapter X article 124. We know where it got them. ARTICLE 124 of Chapter X reads  "In order to ensure to citizens freedom of conscience, the church in the U.S.S.R. is separated from the state, and the school from the church. Freedom of religious worship and freedom of antireligious propaganda is recognized for all citizens."

 Our government buildings are full of references to God. Thomas Jefferson and others attended church services in the Capitol building.  In that same building, where the Speaker of the House stands, the words "In God We Trust"are above his head.

The House of Representatives opens each day with a prayer. You can see the archived prayers here. The site goes back to 2000 and also has the first opening prayer from the 1774 Continental Congress. 

We need to educate folks on what Thomas Jefferson meant when he wrote about separation of church and state. He absolutely did not mean we could not pray or talk about God in the public square or in government buildings.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Uh Oh Obamacare is the Law of the Land

A Doctor writes about what happens at your *free* Obamacare annual exam:  A Physician's New Reality: Patients Ask Me to Break the Law 

I guess this is one time I can say we don't have to worry about it because we don't have well visits for the kids, so when they are seen, we have to pay for it. I currently go to a doctor who isn't on my insurance (while I am still able) and I just pay cash for my doctor visits. I'm guessing it won't be long before Obamacare dictates that we only see doctors who take our "government approved" insurance.

The best news of the day comes from Human Events- Obamacare may unravel. Obamacare in Crisis as 2013 Approaches 

Those who wrote the evil that is Obamacare did not anticipate that states would opt out of setting up exchanges.  ~evil laugh~     My two favorite quotes from the above article:

”The Obama administration faces major logistical and financial challenges in creating health insurance exchanges for states that have declined to set up their own systems,” noted author Elise Viebeck, who went on to say it was “a situation no one anticipated when the Affordable Care Act was written,” because “the law assumed states would create and operate their own exchanges, and set aside billions in grants for that purpose.”

"What?  ”A situation no one anticipated?”  How could that be true?  The governors resisting President Obama’s health-care takeover are not seceding from the Union.  ”Rebellious” is a description of their attitude, not their legal status.  They’re not breaking, or even challenging, any laws; they’re exercising a provision written into ObamaCare, and it’s one of the relatively few sections of that disastrous law that actually was written in ink, at the time of passage.  State governors were always given the option of asking the federal government to run the exchanges in their states."

"The bitter irony is that all of this billion-dollar confusion is happening because ObamaCare seeks to replace far less expensive and more efficient market forces with one-size-fits-all mandates and central planning.  The purpose of these health care exchanges is to create a titanic fifty-state bureaucracy that helps consumers find the best Washington-approved health care policies, and collect all of the tax credits owed them – a sort of “” for health insurance, as Viebeck describes it"

Sunday, November 18, 2012

George Washington's Original Thanksgiving Proclamation

What traditions does your family have on Thanksgiving? We read George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation from Oct 3, 1789. Many years later on Oct 3, 1863, Lincoln chose to set the precedent for a national day of Thanksgiving. Prior to George Washington's Proclamation, Congress had already issued many such proclamations. It was no accident that Lincoln chose that day, either. Read this document and there is no way anyone could ever say this nation is not a Christian nation founded on Christian principles. Here is George Washington's Original Thanksgiving Proclamation:

Thanksgiving Proclamation

[New York, 3 October 1789]

By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation.

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor-- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.

Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be-- That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks--for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation--for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war--for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed--for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted--for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions-- to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually--to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed--to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord--To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and us--and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.
Go: Washington

Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Sign and Banner

The other night, the phone rang. The man on the other end said,"I'm calling about the 'Fire Obama' sign in your yard." I replied,"It's going to be there for the next four years, what's up?" He then told me who he was. A man from our church and he was really calling to see if one of my boys could serve at Mass for his daughter tonight. Yesterday, I added a Stan up for Religious Freedom Banner to our yard. It will stay until the HHS mandate is stopped.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Abortion Premium Mandate In Obamacare

Why do liberals always think conservatives are STUPID? Obamacare funds abortion. Period. They have a secrecy clause where an employee doesn't know if abortion is covered..... Why keep it a secret? I believe it is because our government is pro-UN abortion agent and the only way to get abortion funded is to hide it. Not only that, but Obamacare usurps parental rights and allows children/minors to violate family morals and religious values!!!! (see below) *** note the abortion premium mandate is separate from the HHS mandate that also forces us to cover abortion via abortion drugs like Ella and plan B.

Abortion Premium Mandate
 Is concealed in the Individual Mandate and requires all persons enrolled in insurance plans in State Exchanges (see below) that include elective abortion coverage to pay a separate premium straight from their paychecks to fund all types of elective abortion (ObamaCare Sec. 1303(b)(1) & (2), Pg. 779–80)
 ObamaCare says this separate premium will not cost less than $1 per month per enrollee, but does not say how much more it could cost (ObamaCare Sec. 1303 (D) (ii) (III), Pg. 780)
 This separate charge will go directly into an abortion-on-demand fund established by ObamaCare to cover all types of elective abortions - surgical, chemical, late term, etc. (ObamaCare Sec. 1303 (C) (ii), Pg. 780)
 Because this premium is taken directly from a paycheck and put directly into an abortion-on- demand fund, bypassing the tax process, it attempts to circumvent federal laws that prohibit taxpayer funding of abortion (see Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012, Pub. L. No. 112-74, div. F, tit. V., § 506(b), 125 Stat 786, Pg. 1111)
 Elective abortions of all types (surgical, chemical, late term, etc.) will be covered similarly to medical procedures, which may have a co-pay or may be subsidized completely
 The U.S. Department of Labor reports that there are approximately 154,000,000 people in the U.S. labor force. If only half of plans include the Abortion Premium, at only $1 per month, the yearly income into this fund would be $924,000,000. (Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2012 Pg. 5)
 On average, an abortion costs $450. At the above rate, this fund could completely subsidize 2 million abortions per year. Currently, there are 1.2 million

 ObamaCare subsidizes health plans in State Exchanges purchased by families (of four) who make $92,000 per year or less, or 400% or less of the poverty level (Reconciliation Act Pg. 3)
 All aspects of the plan are subsidized with taxpayer dollars, necessarily including elective abortions (for plans that include it), abortion pills, contraception, sterilization, etc. (NRL News Today)
 The Abortion Premium Mandate (see above) is simply an accounting designation created to give the impression that abortions are not subsidized with taxpayer dollars
 The ObamaCare subsidization of exchange plans which cover abortion violates existing federal law known as the Hyde Amendment, which specifically prohibits federal funding for any part of a health insurance package that covers elective abortions (see Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012, Pub. L. No. 112-74, div. F, tit. V., § 506(b), 125 Stat 786, Pg. 1111)

Secrecy Clause
 While many of the ObamaCare-compliant insurance plans include coverage an abortion premium, not all do. (ObamaCare Sec. 1303(b)(1)(A)(i), Pg. 779)
 But insurance companies are not allowed to communicate in advance to employees which plans include this abortion premium. It may “only” be disclosed in the fine print of the “summary of benefits and coverage explanation, at the time of enrollment.” (ObamaCare Sec. 1303(b)(3)(A), Pg. 781)
 The employee will discover that their plan contains an abortion premium either by seeking it out in the fine print once they have enrolled, or noticing the separate surcharge taken from their paycheck. (ObamaCare Sec. 1303(b)(1) & (2), Pg. 780)

Automatic Enrollment of Minors in HHS Mandate
 Children/Dependents (ages 0 – 26), as “beneficiaries,” are “automatically” and mandatorily enrolled into the HHS Mandate coverage (77 Fed. Reg. at 16505 Pg. 3; 76 Fed. Reg. at 46624 Pg. 4)
 Children will receive coverage of free contraception counseling and education, contraception, sterilization and early-abortion pills as stated in the HHS Mandate (see above) (Women’s Preventive Services Guidelines)
 Healthcare service providers are not required to inform parents of services provided to their children because of Privacy Provisions (HIPPA 164.502 Pg. 17 and 164.510 Pg. 25-26)
 While the law requires that children/dependents receive total coverage for contraception, abortion pills and sterilizations, it does not require that they receive any coverage for live birth. (Title 29: Labor Part 1604—Guidelines On Discrimination Because Of Sex )
 In February, 2012 the Obama Administration said that for religious organizations, the coverage would only go to employees and their dependents “who desire it” (77 Fed. Reg. at 8728 Pg. 4)
In March the administration changed their position and announced that this coverage would
automatically go to all employees and their children (77 Fed. Reg. at 16505 Pg. 3)
 Planned Parenthood’s research institute specifically advocated for contraception counseling,
contraception, and abortion pills to be covered in insurance totally free, as the HHS Mandate directs, so that children could get it confidentially, without parents receiving a bill for a co-pay or an Explanation of Benefits (Guttmacher: Unintended Consequences)

What's My Beef?

What is it that liberals don't get? Any discussion of the decreased flex spending brings up musings about how we should feel grateful for what the government allows us to do. Forget that!

Grateful, my @ss. I am NOT going to feel grateful because my overreaching government ALLOWS me some meager tax deduction via my flex spending account. How about this? Instead of flex spending accounts, our government allows us to deduct all medical expenses? Why shouldn't we be able top deduct all medical expenses and thus gain a tax savings of $1,000 - $1,500 a year-- and eliminate the need for flex spending at all? THEN, we can use that $1000-$1500 to pay for our own children's medical expenses? How about that!?

To go further.... the decreased flex spending is what hurts my family the most because it is a way we decrease our taxable income AND it helps us pay off the medical expenses we incur at the beginning of the year. However, with the increased premiums, co-pays, deductibles and out of pocket maximums, even leaving the flex spending limit the same would not help us too much. Decreasing the limit just drives the last nail further into the coffin.

I could write poem titled, "Obamacare, how many ways you hurt us." There are quite a few unknowns, of course. What we do know is that the cost increases, increased taxes and decreased flex spending WILL hurt my family. We will run our of credit to pay for the boys' medications. What we don't know: Will my son's medication pump be taxed via the new medical device tax and thus increase our costs? Will our co-pays escalate again for the third year in a row? Will my husband have a job?

As people are getting laid off since the election, we are grateful that hubby still has a job. We honestly do not know how we will make it through next year in a financially stable position. Obamacare will crush us and for that, I am not grateful.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Unite? Never.

I've been working very hard at keeping despair at bay.  The impending sense of doom that fills my heart as just a thought of next year flashes through my head can be overwhelming. I've written letters to several Republican members of the US House the last several days - hoping and praying that they will have a backbone and stand up to Obama.  We are a nation divided.  I'm going to go out on a limb and say over half the nation opposes Obama. If you factor in the people too disgusted to vote, or the Evangelicals who couldn't vote for Romney because he is a Mormon-- this nation doesn't support Obama's agenda.

Everywhere I turn, I keep seeing Democrats calling us to "unite" - not no, but HELL no. This is not only about our nation's future, but this is also personal. When a party's policies threeaten MY religious freedom and MY family's financial future-- it is personal. I could never unite with a party that denied God three times and removed God from their platform-- before leaders put Him back in against the will of those in attendance at the DNC.  I could never unite with a party whose sacrament is abortion. I could never unite with a party who believes in taking money from people who have earned that money through hard work -- I believe in lower taxes and smaller government- the Democrats believe the opposite. How could I ever unite with them? They are the antithesis to who and what I am.

I cannot even begin to tell you the fear we have as next year approaches.  If you don't have sick kids or sick loved ones, you may not understand.  I keep telling everyone how Obamacare's taxes are going to hurt my family.  The two that will have the biggest effect, I keep writing about-- the drop in flex and decreased itemized deductions for medical expenses.  If you don't have enough medical expenses to itemize, offer a prayer in thanksgiving.

The next items they want us to "unite" on? Fast and Furious and Benghazi. Oh, again, I say HELL no. The Americans killed by the weapons Eric Holder and the Obama Administration gave to Mexican thugs deserve justice from their government. Their famlies deserve answers and justice. The Mexican citizens and their families deserve justice, too.  The four dead Americans in Benghazi deserve justice.  The Benghazi families and the American people deserve answers. Of course, with Obama and his minions running the show, I don't have hope we will find out what really happened in Benghazi or who authorized FnF.  Maybe after the midterm elections - if Republicans take control of the Senate - we can find out what really happened.

I still don't understand how Democrats can support this man and his policies. They oppose war, wanted Gitmo closed....and he followed through on ZERO of his promises in that regard. In fact. he created MORE war-- attacked Libya which was followed by Benghazi.  How do they justify supporting THIS man when they fault Bush for going after our enemies after 9-11?  Of course, with over 40% of regular Mass going Catholics voting for a man who is attacking the religious freedom of their Catholic Church and who supports not only partial birth abortion, but leaving babies born alive after botched abortions to die, how can I ever understand the minds of Democrats, especially Catholic Democrats?  They oppose violence-- except in the womb of a mother.  

I believe we will have more violence in the world how that Obama is heading to a second term. Today he announced 1.6 Trillion in new taxes he'd ike to see come to fruition. Yeah, that's going to help the economy just as much and Obamacare is helping the economy. When will Democrats learn that increasing taxes slows the economy? Even one of their greatest -- JFK -- understood that basic econmic fact.   Yet, somewhere in the "redistribution of wealth" turn, they lost sight of this itty, bitty fact.

My middle guy has been sick with a fever since Sunday -- and you know what I'm thinking? I'm wondering if this time next year, we'll be able to afford to bring him to the doctor when he gets sick.  We're already thinking we won't be able to afford their medications --  it's going to be a dark, dark 4 years.   I'll be clinging to my religion, that's for sure. If I can afford it, I might get a little range practice in there, too.......  and you KNOW we'll never unite with Democrats on the second amendment!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

We Lost the Battle, but the War is NOT Over.... It Has Only Just Begun!

I haven't had much time to blog. I've been busy-- volunteering at the polls, traveling with Freedomworks and such. The election is over and it didn't go our way, at least in the White House. We had many positive outcomes, however. We maintained control of the House of Representatives and will fight to block all funding for Obamacare.

I had my one day, post-election nervous breakdown and am already getting back to work. Trying to focus on the positives as we move forward-- we maintained control of the House in Congress and we own the state of North Carolina! North Carolina REJECTED Obama and his policies -- now it is time to work at the state level to stop the evil that is Obamacare. On the federal level, let's make sure the House doesn't fund Obamacare. Please join me!

We have a lot of work to do. I am going to be on the front lines-- I will not back down, no matter how much the left vilifies me! And they will...just as they have in the past. Let's roll...... Are you in? I've already talked to my representative in the State General Assembly and set up a meeting next week. What can you do for the cause of liberty!?

On the message of liberty, Peggy Noonan had me yelling at my TV yesterday.  She is just stupid. No, Republicans should not reach out to any one minority, sex or otherwise. What we NEED to do is stand up for LIBERTY explain what liberty is-- explain our founding principles and teach people. Liberty is not for any one person, group or sex! Liberty is for ALL people of ALL times. I am so sick and tired of conservatives pandering to people- BOLDLY PROCLAIM THE CAUSE OF LIBERTY!
Peggy was saying more than just get better at spreading the message-- she wants us to pander to Women and Hispanics. Liberty does not pander.

Some Republicans have insisted we must not have pro-life issues/abortion issues on the platform because they "offend" women. I say BS! Let's spread the message of hope, dignity of life and the the right of every person to LIFE, LIBERTY and the Pursuit of Happiness. They want to change our message, but Liberty is simple and not complicated. Speak the truth in love and do not shy away from Truth. God calls us to proclaim the Truth. We must move forward today and and share the message of liberty. When people understand the cause of liberty-- they embrace it.