"If a government is big enough to give you everything you want, then it is big enough to take everything you got"

-- Thomas Jefferson

Monday, May 11, 2009

Heard of Norman M Thomas?

Norman Mattoon Thomas (Nov. 20, 1884-Dec. 19, 1968), and some of us are old enough to remember him running for President, was a leading American socialist, pacifist and six time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America.

Norman Thomas said this in a 1944 speech:

"The American people will never knowing ly adopt socialism. But, under the name of "Liberalism", they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened." He went on to say: "I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democratic Party has adopted our platform."

posted by the NC 5th District Republicans Facebook group.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Precinct Chairmen

"Organize the whole state so that every
Whig can be brought to the polls...

...Divide the county into small districts and
...appoint in each a sub-committee,

...Make a perfect list of all the voters and ..
.ascertain with certainty for whom they will
vote,

...Keep a constant watch on the doubtful
voters and... have them talked to by those in
whom they have the most confidence,

...and on election day see that every Whig
is brought to the polls."

— Abraham Lincoln
February 21, 1840

sent from the Forsyth County Republican Party Facebook group

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Liberals Were Right

This is difficult for me to admit but, admit it I have to:
my liberal friends were right.

They told me if I voted for McCain, the nation's
Hope would deteriorate, and sure enough there
has been a 20 point drop in the Consumer
Confidence Index since the election, reaching a
lower point than any time during the Bush administration.

They told me if I voted for McCain, the US would become
more deeply embroiled in the Middle East, and sure enough,
tens of thousands of additional troops are scheduled to be
deployed into Afghanistan .

They told me if I voted for McCain, that the economy would
get worse, and sure enough unemployment is approaching
8.8% and the new stimulus packages recently sent the stock
market lower than at any time since 9-11.

They told me if I voted for McCain, we would see more "crooks"
in high ranking positions in Federal government and sure enough,
several recent cabinet nominees and Senate appointments
revealed resumes of scandal, bribery and tax fraud..

They told me if I voted for McCain, we would see more "Pork at the
trough" in Federal government and sure enough, 17,500 "Pork Bills"
showed up in Congress in just three weeks...

They told me if I voted for McCain, we would see more deficit spending
in DC and sure enough, Obama spent more in just 30 days than all
other Presidents together in the history of the good 'ole USA ....

Well I ignored my Democrat friends in November and voted for McCain.

And they were right ..

All of their predictions have come true.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Plans for a New Global Reserve Currency?

I realize this is a few weeks old, but worth noting this kind of stuff is still in the back of Washington's mind ....

Backdoor nationalization of our banks

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Obama's European tour

It's John Stewart, so know beforehand it's secular sarcasm (if you don't know who he is) ...

"Barack Obama will rid the world of nuclear weapons and make vegetables taste like ice cream."

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Yet, quite funny :p not "LOL" funny, but still, funny ;o)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

school vouchers

From this article:

"... It’s bad enough that Democrats are killing a program that parents love and is closing the achievement gap between poor minorities and whites. ..."

What I want to know, is, which gap is being closed? Between poor minorities and "middle class" whites in the traditional schools? The poor minorities and "poor" whites in traditional schools? or the poor minorities and whites in the private schools?

The private schools in the DC area are $7500 a year, right? The private school our kids have went to (rural NC) are $2500 a year. They mention the kids are reading half a grade above grade level. My more lower-than-higher middle class white child was reading three grades above his grade level last year (this year to be announced). Last year's test scores, overall, his 3rd grade class scored an average of eighth grade, sixth month above the national average of third grade, seven months!

Maybe DC needs to take some notes from that school?

I would love to have vouchers in NC, and we'd have a much better education it sounds like than what DC has to offer, and it would save the Government a TON of money!

However it is a crying shame they are freezing funds over the charter schools in NY, despite its proving it is academically achieving. Reminds me of the homeschooling case in NC. Maybe the next election more people will remember what is happening NOW~ and this will be Obama's last term (God willing) and someone with common sense will win?

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Help Counter Pro-Homosexual Lobby in NC legislature

from the American Family Association:

Equality NC, a pro-homosexual lobbying group and its allies are vigorously working for the passage of two bills that would promote the normalization of homosexuality in the public schools.

HB 548 and SB 526, The School Violence Prevention Act (the Bullying Bill) would require local school boards to amend their existing bullying policies to include "sexual orientation" and "gender identity or expression". The measure would not only create a protected status in North Carolina's pubic schools for homosexuality, bisexuality, cross dressing and other alternative sexual behaviors, but would also require schools to teach these behaviors are normal and acceptable.

HB 88 - The Healthy Youth Act would supplant Abstinence Until Marriage (AUM) sex education as the standard for North Carolina's children with Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE). While the current standard, the AUM curriculum teaches "a mutually faithful monogamous heterosexual relationship in the context of marriage is the best lifelong means of avoiding sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS," CSE would teach "respect for marriage and committed relationships" - opening the door to present unmarried heterosexual relationships as well as homosexual, bisexual and multi-partner relationships as equal with traditional marriage.

CSE would become the standard for North Carolina's children, meaning that unless a parent intervenes requesting their child take AUM, then the child would be placed directly into CSE. CSE should not be the standard sex education curriculum for North Carolina's children!

Send an e-mail to your Representative and Senator and asking them to oppose these two egregious bills (The Healthy Youth Act and the Bullying Bill). And while you are at it, tell them of your support for SB 272 and HB 361 - The Defense of Marriage bills.

(more reading)

''Christian' reality TV a popular concept'

I agree with this article, you do vote with your remote. It is so important to support family friendly programming, not just in theory but in action as well. I was glad to see a new program air just in time for Jon & Kate's hiatus, it's called Table for 12. While Jon & Kate aren't promoted as a "Christian" show, if you have read Kate's book Multiple Blessings, you know beyond a shadow of a doubt they are indeed Christians. (I have never laughed and cried so much in a six hour time span as I did when I read that book. Yep- couldn't put it down! Six hours!).

"NC's 'Healthy Youth Act' healthy in name only"

This is quite shocking and sicking, actually. Where are the morals of people? If you have to resort to lieing to get something, is it truly worth getting? There has been a bill introduced to the NC house, 'endorsed by Equality North Carolina, an advocacy organization for homosexual, bisexual, and transgender issues.' It is being glossed over as abstinence based, yet, seventh through nineth graders would be taught about the use of over a dozen contraceptives. Sure! That's abstinence based, right? Not quite, people.

North Carolinians!
Go to the Christian Action League website, download the PDF, print it, and show all of your friends and family what is going on- and CONTACT your state legislators!

Obama's first judge nomination

Can we now start actually questioning the merit of him actually "attending church" and "being a Christian"? Because that was not allowed during the campaigne. Christians who verbally wondered about the kind of "Christian" church he went to were stared down at the audacity to ask such a question. I had wondered if this man was actually a Christian- now, I believe I can safely assume he is not. Because he is not, we can no longer be suprised when he pushes through anti-Christian legislation (like the killing of babies born alive in an abortion attempt).

A BIBLICAL Christian- would not do this:

From the Liberty Counsel newsletter:

"President Barack Obama's first judicial nominee, David Hamilton,
is a former ACLU attorney, who as a federal trial judge issued
a court ruling that said "No" to Jesus and "Yes" to Allah.

In 2005, this former ACLU activist ordered the Speaker of
the Indiana House to immediately stop "sectarian prayers"
at the opening of the legislative session. Specifically,
Hamilton ruled that prayers "using Christ's name or title"
were sectarian and therefore unconstitutional.

To make matters worse, in a post-judgment motion for this same
case, Hamilton ruled that prayers said to "Allah" were acceptable!
So, according to Obama's first judicial nominee, prayers to Jesus
are unconstitutional but prayers to Allah are just fine!

Liberty Counsel filed an amicus brief opposing Hamilton's
ruling in that case and fortunately it was reversed by the
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the same court to which
he has now been nominated for life time tenure. But this
case and others have exposed the far-left, anti-faith and
anti-life positions of President Obama's first judicial
nominee. Go here for more details on Hamilton's record.

On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee begins its hearings
on the Hamilton nomination. I am asking you to take a stand
with me in opposing this nomination."

Click here to take action through the Liberty Counsel.