Friday, October 31, 2008

voting pt.2

I said in my last post that I had more reasons why I could not vote for Obama so here are more.
5. If he gets elected then there will most likely be a democratic congress as well with Reid and Pelosi heading up the senate and house. There will therefore be no more checks and balances. Normally, the president would make a decision and the house and senate would go along with him or not. In this case, with obama as president he will most likely snowball his interests through the house and senate because there will be no one to stop him.
6. He is a chameleon in the sense that he say swhat people want to hear but then doesn't go against his party. So it seems to me that whatever the party wants he will go along with.
7. His anti americanism and racism, if you haven't caught that bias you must be blind. His 20 year affiliation with the Rev. Wright should clue you in to that. You cannot convince me that he didn't know or agree with his pastor's teachings. He only stopped and disassociated himself from him and Ayers after people started seeing the truth and his campaign was in danger.
8. The liberation theology his pastor proposes is anything but biblical Christianity and the fact that he revealed his true religion as Muslim on Stephanopoulis's show ought to clue you in to who this guy really is.
For me the list need not go on any longer there is no way that I can vote for this man, no matter what He promises.
One thing I know for sure. The sovereignty of God reveals to me that the man God wants in office will be the one who gets in. The Scripture reminds us that that Lord sets up kings (or presidents) and takes them down as He sees fit, see Psalm 2, the overriding lessson of the Bible is that God rules and He puts prophets, kings, judges, etc. into places He wants them, when He wants them there. The same will be true here. And He directs the Kings (presidents) heart to do as He wishes, Proverbs 21:1. So no matter who gets elected I am tremendously hopeful that God is working in this world to carry out His plan for His kingdom. It may be that He is going to judge this nation for its wickedness of commonplace immorality, its attempts to rid itself of the notion of God in all areas of life from schools to courtrooms. If we abandon God as a nation we will reap the consequences. If we do so in our personal lives we will also reap the consequences. It is not that I am so tremendously pro John McCain. My hope doesn't rest on him or anyone else. It rests on God. he is the One in control and I know He will work out His will for us. When the disciples were in the storm on the lake, Jesus came to them in the midst of their trouble and said, "Cheer up, It is I, be not afraid." Mark 6:50. When King Hezekiah king of Judah during the political upheaval of the Ancient Near East of his day, was troubled by the siege of Sennacherib king of Assyria, He didn't panic. He went before the Lord of Heaven and was given these words of hope, "Thus saith the LORD, Be not afraid of the words which thou hast heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me. 7 Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and he shall hear a rumour, and shall return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land." 2 Kings 19:6-7
So take heart. I am not discouraged. God reigns. He is bigger than all this. Rest in Him not in some man who would be president.
God's blessings

Thursday, October 30, 2008


I know, you probably are tired of hearing about anything political now. We are on campaign overload. But I gotta tell you that I just can't believe anyone would vote for OBama. In order to be fair, I don't really like McCain's ideas the best either. In fact, I haven't looked to deeply into them. But I know enough about him to know who I will choose between the two. Thus, to clarify why I can't possibly vote for Obama here is my two cents.
1. He is pro abortion. I cannot comprehend why anyone who at least makes the claim that he or she is a christian can possibly be okay with killing a baby. I don't think I need to go into detail about how they do that either. On top of that his claim is dubious at best.
2. He will, as has every other democrat, systematically tried to dismantle the military. Our national security is of utmost importance in my mind. I would much rather we be fighting over in Iraq, than here. This man doesn't even uphold a sense of patriotism or fidelity to this country, if you read about his background and his statements that have been oft quoted. The fact that according to one poll I saw, 65% of the military is pro McCain. What boggles my mind is where are the other 35%. Are their heads in the sand?
3. His idea of 'spreading the wealth' concerns me. The last thing I want is for this country to turn to communism, aka 'socialism'. I'm all for helping others out, but when, how and where I choose, not by being told I have to give so much of my income. I am not for having part of my pay check go to support someone who says they cannot work, or don't want to work. "Spreading the wealth" is just a political code word for "government theft."
4. His concept of health care for everyone as though it is a right is Kaibosh! I have to say, I do have health care. But here again, people can go to clinics like the one my wife works at and be seen by a Dr. and be on the sliding fee and if they can't pay they will still be seen. Another flaw in his thinking is that he has not said where the money is going to come from to pay for that health care. But unless you are a complete idiot you must be aware that it will come from taxes. So much for not raising taxes, heh! I have a friend who is Canadian, where they have National Healthcare and they pay 48% of their income, get that, almost 1/2 of their income to pay for it. It is noticeable that those who are for it haven't told us the price tag if that happens here.
There are many more reasons but I have to get to a meeting tonight. So I will continue this later.

Friday, October 24, 2008


Well, I have gotten my comeuppance. I think that is a word. It is I just checked. Most of you know that I have been taking a horsemanship class over the last several months. We meet once a month. I've been told I ride to stiff and that I am too, shall I say, jerky or spastic, in delivering my cues for movement. The remedy? slow down and get soft. I have been informed this is the way I am at home too, by someone close to me, whom I will refrain from naming. Anyway, I have been working on 'flowing' into my cues with Raven and have found that she is not so spastic either when I do this. When I give her a chance to catch her breath and process what I am asking her to do she responds a whole lot more favorably. Even in my riding I have become softer on the rein and softer in my seat, ie. not riding like I have a rod up the u know what. It is more comfortable for her and for me. Now I just have to develop this habit. I have noticed that when I start calmly with her and end calmly with her there is a sense of harmony defined as " >noun (pl. harmonies) 1 the combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to produce chords and chord progressions having a pleasing effect. 2 the quality of forming a pleasing and consistent whole. 3 agreement or concord.
-ORIGIN Latin harmonia 'joining, concord', from Greek harmos 'joint'."
This harmony makes for a much more pleasant experience in doing my homework with Raven. It also works at home to. Life is just better when there is harmony. I'm a quick responder, you know the 'knee jerk' kind. I react and as one man pointed out the other day, it is 'just to exchange feet.' Today I commit to working on this. I want to flow in and out of situations, not bounce around like the ball in a pinball machine. So the next time you see me I hope I am fluid and not rigid in my demeanor. But enough about talking about the big log in my eye. What about yours?
Is there harmony in your home?