Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I guess I'm a Hate-monger...

I read an article yesterday morning, which was about an interview Glenn Beck had with Katie Couric. Now, personally, I don't watch the news. I look at some places online, but most of the stuff is caustic and full of bad news.

Anyway, apparently she had him on her show and talked about various issues. What got me (I didn't have time to download the video clip) was the comments at the bottom. Most of them were obnoxious. One said Glenn Beck was a Hate Monger. One of them said he was crazy and a fool, yada, yada, yada.


I was introduced to Glenn Beck a year or so ago when my husband started listening to him on the radio in the car on the way home from work. During the past year, we have listened to him warn us about the government and what was happening. This past March, we accepted his challenge to come on 9/12 and remember what we felt the day after 9/11 eight years ago.

Since that time, we have gotten more involved in the political process and how our government works. He has encouraged anyone listening at every turn to read and learn and educate ourselves on how our government works and what is going on.

He repeats over and over not to take his word for anything, but to read for ourselves.

What saddens me is those people who are so caught up in the media reports that they aren't seeing what's going on in reality. They aren't reading for themselves. They aren't aware.

Glenn Beck is simply trying to wake everyone up to what is involved in our constitution, and what we need to do to support it.

Before you get caught up in the negative, name calling that is going on, take a good look at the real actions.

Like the march on Washington on 9/12. It was peaceful, it was well mannered, it was NOT violent, and there was no one arrested. Unlike the protesting for the G20 summit, in which there was lots of violence, over 80 people arrested, and yet that was a 'permitted' gathering.

Wake up America. The time is growing short. Don't let the main stream media take you for a fool.

Monday, September 14, 2009

9/12 -- Where Were YOU?

Saturday was an amazing day. I don't know if you knew, but there was a march on Washington DC Saturday, commemorating the day after 9/11, when all of America was one and united against all enemies.

Many people have totally forgotten 9/11. We put yellow ribbons around posts outside our home, and our neighbors thought our son had gone into active duty and was in Afghanistan. We said, no, we were remembering 9/11. Our little neighbor said, "Oh, I totally forgot..." sigh.

While we have started to wake up the nation to our situation, and have started, I think we still have some work to do.

If you have neighbors who seem to have forgotten, remind them. We should never forget.

Monday, June 29, 2009

I Think the Time Has Come...

If you're LDS, you're familiar with the story in the Book of Mormon where the Nephites are under attack (again) from the Lamanites, but they are struggling with some political issues from within that threaten their surviving the fight with their enemies. It has become so dire, that one of their generals decides he's had enough and makes a flag out of his coat, writes on it "In memory of our God, our religion, our freedom, and our peace, our wives and our children". He then attaches it to a pole and goes around through the city to remind the people of what was really important. They are able to turn the tide, get rid of all the political unrest and save their city.

I sat in Sacrament meeting on Sunday and listened to a talk about Thomas Payne and our forefathers and how they were deceived during one battle that was a minor skirmish to everyone else. Thomas Payne wrote an article about it, and pointed out how we were in this for the long run, not just for one battle. It made me think about our country and the condition we are in right now.

I think we are about to the point of Captain Moroni again. I think there are many people who feel we are back in the 1770's and facing a tyrant that isn't listening or caring about our problems, just creating more of them.

Just look at the Cap and Tax Bill that just passed the house!! What are they thinking?? How could this possibly be of benefit to the American people? It doesn't help anyone that matters! Over the past six months, I have watched new laws enacted, new stimulus packages given out, more money spent than seems real. No one is standing as check and balance. No one is watching the leaders. What recourse do we have when our leaders don't listen to us?? The majority of the American people can not possibly want to be headed in the direction we are going, do they?? NO ONE I've talked to does...so where does that leave us?

It's scary to think of where we are at, and what could happen to us in the next three years.

There are many voices speaking out about our plight...but no one is taking initiative, no one is standing up and waving the flag. At least no one that our leaders are willing to listen to. We have to do it en mass. I don't know that we are willing to do that yet.

If you have concerns and think it's time to join in with those of us who are concerned, find out about the 9/12 project. Glenn Beck started it, but it's become much more than he ever dreamed. It's the American People trying to take back their country.

Are you with us??

I don't know what our political leaders are thinking, but they are not hearing the voice of the people. They are not doing what they've been elected to do, and they are pulling our country into a hole that it's going to take a long time to get out of.

Friday, April 17, 2009

I'd Take Her...

This past week has been an up and down week. I normally don't blog often on this blog, because I don't generally have lots to say. I went to the Tea Party and told my husband that I felt so....out of my comfort zone. I'm not one for getting into the lime light when it comes to politics. I don't like to be on the radar, so to speak -- I don't like to get involved, but the government has pushed my involvement.

This morning I read something that pushed my buttons again. Instead of Alaska being proud of their amazing governor, the Democratic members are driding her for going to two special functions -- Right to Life and SMILE.

Her nominee for state attorney general was shot down, and he apparently made questionable remarks that they were quick to jump on. It sounds to me like the Democrats in the state have taken over and are trying to discredit the woman who has the biggest chance of getting the higher office of the country than anyone else ever has.

The Demos are at it again.

Here's the article I read. You make your own decision. But, while I don't have any real gripes with my own governor, I'd take Sarah Palin in a heart beat.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

TAX Party!

Well, yesterday was tax day, and it was also tea party day. If you didn't hear about them or participate in them, they were rally's across America to declare our frustration with the government and protest what they are doing with our money. It wasn't so much about taxes, which many people thought -- it was more about the money the administration is pouring out into an economy that is going to collapse with the weight of debt.

Despite what Obama thinks, money doesn't grow on trees, nor does printing it up on paper make it so.

My family went to the tea party at the post office in Salt Lake. It was small compared to the one by the Federal building, but it was still full of those who were sincere. Sure...there were still a few nut jobs, a couple of signs red "rather dead than red"...old rhetoric, but most of us were sincere.

My daughter was totally upset by this woman who was trying to get into the post office parking lot to mail taxes and yelled out her window "You should teach your children to pay taxes before you protest against them!" They were gone before we could reply, but my daughter was disgusted.

I told her it was okay...we knew the real agenda. She said "Do I look like someone that doesn't pay taxes??" We had just mailed our state taxes in, matter of fact, and ours had been hefty. (for us!) So...people just don't understand. That's part of the problem.

One of my favorite signs said "Next time, read the bill first!" It was great. I don't know if we did any good, but it was heart warming. I had my hubby take a photo of us with his cell phone...if it uploads, I'll post it here.

What did you do yesterday?

Monday, April 13, 2009

Democracy or a Republic?

A friend sent me a connection to this video clip, which talks about the different forms of government. I thought I would share it, since it outlines the basic information and helped me learn something about our government. Enjoy.


Wednesday, April 01, 2009

April Fools Started 2 Months Ago

In listening to all the various comments of the past couple of months since the new president has been in office, it feels like every day is April Fools day. Doesn't it to you? Don't you feel like you'll wake up in the morning and it will all be a bad dream?

The latest in this stream of Foolish Days...is the whole bit about the bonuses given to AIG. In retrospect, it's not their fault. The bonuses were written into the contract with the government in the bailout package. So why is the government now throwing a fit and asking these people to give the money back?? They knew about it in the first place.

It's getting to where I don't recognize the government that is in place. I'm afraid of what my children are going to grow up in, and I don't know that the world is going to think any better of us.

Let's face it...this great nation of ours is suffering, and the answer is not what's being done for it. There needs to be a change of heart, a change of leadership and an influx of patriotism.

We are currently free -- but I'm not sure how long that will last. I pray that as long as possible.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Answer to Our Crisis?? Not Money...

I was reading on Glenn Becks internet site the other day about a book named Meltdown by Thomas E Woods jr. Apparently he postulates that there was a depression in 1920 as well as the big one in 1929, and the government didn't do anything about it -- it fixed itself. They didn't pour a whole bunch of money into the economy, they didn't try to bail anyone out -- we survived.

He also talks about a man who is an economist, who is afraid our government is going to collapse in 10 years. Was so sure of this that he moved his family out of the country so that they could see a thriving economy. I think that's the saddest thing I've ever heard.

I haven't read this book, but I figure I might have to -- it does have merit. What I'm afraid of is that after the president does his little rallying tour, he'll have talked the nation into going with his stimulus plan, and bail everyone out, while heaping tons more debt on us and it will be the straw that broke the camels back.


Glenn made a statement that it's interesting how the general public is having to cut back, big companies are having to cut back, but government and large corporations are building and spending like there is no tomorrow. Where's the responsibility? Where's the acknowledgment of fiscal intelligence? It would probably be best if you read his article because I'm probably not putting it very clearly...

A stray thought that came to me was how did this guy get this book together so quickly and have it published when it's only been headed this direction for the past year or so? Did he see it coming? Apparently he did. There have been a couple of people who have tried to warn of this situation, and no one has believed them.

I am thankful we have leaders in our church who guide us and direct us. In our meeting on Sunday, one of the Seventy was visiting family in our ward. (yes, Elder Packer has a son that lives in our ward, so the brothers were visiting) At the end of our meeting, he got up and said it was nice to spend a weekend not traveling, but he knew there was much to prepare for the following weekend -- and that he had just met with the brethren in the temple for their weekly meeting. He said there was no anxiety expressed by them. They are not worried. They are anxious that we know they love us and are praying for us, but there is not the fear that so many would have us feel.

We are guided by men of God, men who know the steady and sure influence of the spirit.

"If ye are prepared, ye shall not fear."

I may not be as prepared as I'd like to be, but I have less fear than perhaps many in our country because I know there is more than the fiscal problems we are facing. I hope you have that peace too.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Farewell to a Hero

Many view President Bush as an idiot -- a man who lost his focus, betrayed a nation and led us into the current financial crisis. Those are the ones who believe the media, the press and the current Democratic machine.

I'm not one of them.

I'm ashamed of my state -- which dropped him in the polls to less than 50 percent...I'm ashamed of my nation that forgot the war he waged with terror that they wanted 7 years ago. I know he wasn't perfect -- he was just a man, dealing with the world fighting with itself and a nation that rapidly wanted the government to step in and solve all their problems. Many didn't know that he was an active man who loved to mountain bike, leading the Secret Service on a merry chase...I read an article about his ranch in Texas, where they have a shirt that can be won by the employee who does the most in the over 100 heat -- which he works in and loves. Did you know that?

He was a pillar of strength in his beliefs, he was an example of determination and morality. That's why the press didn't like him. They sought every excuse to malign his character, depict him as a monkey with big ears, and belittle his policies.

I know his presidency was a struggle, and that he made a few mistakes -- I'm not blind or totally naive. But I also feel he was the man for the job. He was handcuffed by the media and congress. He couldn't win.

There are a few of us left in the country who applaud his efforts over the past 8 years. Thank him for his sympathy to those who have lost loved ones in this battle, appreciate his efforts in trying to save a nation who didn't want to be saved.

There was no way he could win. It breaks my heart.

He has been gallant in turning the reigns over to Obama, and his incoming presidency. I would hope that sometime in the future, history books will be kinder to him than they've been so far. I would hope they remember his leadership after 9/11 and how he kept the nation together during a frightening time.

I will never forget.

Thank you, President Bush.