Wednesday, May 24, 2006

How Long Do We Have Left As A Democratic Country?

About the time our original 13 states adopted their new constitution,
in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University
of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some
2,000 years prior:

"A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a
permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up
until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous
gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always
votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public
treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose
fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship."

"The average age of the worlds greatest civilizations from the beginning of
history, has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations
always progressed through the following sequence:

1. From bondage to spiritual faith;

2. From spiritual faith to great courage;

3. From courage to liberty;

4. From liberty to abundance;

5. From abundance to complacency;

6. From complacency to apathy;

7. From apathy to dependence;***

8. From dependence back into bondage ..."

Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning the 2000 Presidential election:

Population of counties won by: Gore: 127 million; Bush: 143 million;
Square miles of land won by: Gore: 580,000; Bush: 2,427,000
States won by: Gore: 19 Bush: 29
Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Gore: 13.2 Bush: 2.1

Professor Olson adds: "In aggregate, the map of the territory Bush won was
mostly the land owned by the tax-paying citizens of this country. Gore's
territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in government-owned
projects and living off government welfare..."
(Can you say New Orleans, New York City, New You-Owe-Me, etc.)
Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the "complacency
and apathy" phase of Professor Tyler's definition of democracy, with some
40 percent of the nation's population already having reached the "governmental dependency" phase.

The critical point is when people living on government entitlements passes
50% and can control future elections. From that point, the party that
promises the most free entitlements wins. Unfortunately less than
50% of the population will be paying the taxes to support the majority.
It won't be long after that the country will be bankrupt.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

A rare and funny CONSERVATIVE cartoon strip

Mallard Fillmore appeared for a short time in the Roanoke Times. When they discovered it was conservative, they censored it so it no longer appears.

You can read it online at Jewish World review.

Check out this great strip at:

Mallard Fillmore

Another favorite of mine, The Leftersons, is published weekly, every Thursday.

Check it out at:

Rightoons.com

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

2006 VA General Assembly Wrap-Up on Sexual Orientation Issues

2006 General Assembly Wrap-Up on Sexual Orientation Issues
4/10/2006
By Linda Wall

Virginians can breathe a sigh of relief because all legislation pertaining to “sexual orientation” was defeated. A deliberate plan to force Virginians to accept homosexuality was implemented by “sexual orientation” activists. Former Governor Warner and Governor Kaine participated on the scheme to make homosexuality a protected class with special rights.

It was as if an invisible “wall of Jericho” had been erected almost overnight around Virginia and the future looked bleak. Warner laid the foundation for the wall when he hijacked a section of the budget to use it as a vehicle and tried to legislate through the budget. He placed language in the budget that would give individuals special protection in hiring and firing in state agencies based upon “sexual orientation.” Governor Kaine built the remainder of the wall on the day of his inauguration as he issued his first Executive Order adding sexual orientation to the list of protected classes under the Commonwealth’s nondiscrimination policy. Chosen legislators put the gate in place with proposed laws that would open the door to Virginia becoming the next Massachusetts or California concerning “sexual orientation” issues.

God, however, had another plan. His miracles and mercy went before us, and through much prayer, many phone calls, e-mail alerts, petitions and face-to-face lobbying with legislators by a team of concerned citizens, the walls came tumbling down. All attempts to advance the homosexual agenda failed, and Virginia is safe for another year.

The Walls Tumbled Down

· Budget Language Defeat – Family-friendly legislators in the House and the Senate introduced amendments that successfully removed “sexual orientation” from the state budget.

· Pro-Sexual Orientation Legislation Defeated in House – HB 1373 would have allowed counties to add “sexual orientation” as a protective class and HB 1552 would have added “sexual orientation” as a protective class in housing practices. Both bills were defeated in committee.

· Pro-Homosexual Orientation Legislation Defeated in Senate – SB 673 would have allowed all self-insured entities, public and private, to cover same-sex couples with insurance benefits. SB 700 would have required all state, local and public school employees to hire homosexuals and transsexuals. The insurance bill passed the full Senate but was defeated in a House committee and the sexual orientation hiring bill was killed in a Senate committee.

· Executive Order – Attorney General Bob McDonnell released an official opinion stating that the executive order making sexual orientation a protected employment class within state government was unconstitutional because changing public policy is the purview of the General Assembly. He was only able to make that assertion after all of the pro-homosexual legislation was defeated in the General Assembly.

(NOTE: Governor Kaine said he would ignore Attorney General McDonnell’s six-page opinion.)

To understand the dangers of sexual orientation as a protected class, visit Virginia.cwfa.org.

Taking Back the Land by Becoming Pro-active

· Banning Same-Sex Marriages – The Senate and the House of Delegates passed the proposed Marriage Amendment handily. Both chambers also passed the legislation, which will place the Amendment on the ballot in November 2006. This bill now goes before the Governor for approval.

The Marriage Amendment, if enacted by the voters in November, will also ban civil unions in the State of Virginia, and ban recognition of civil unions or same sex marriages created in other states.

· Removing Homosexuals Clubs From Public Schools – Legislation giving schools the authority to prevent homosexual clubs from meeting on school grounds failed in the Senate Health and Education Committee after passing the full House 70 to 29 this year. However, it was a step in the right direction to eliminating the 64 Gay Straight Alliances, “sexual orientation” clubs, presently in Virginia’s schools.

The Next Battle

“Sexual orientation” activists will be back in 2007. They are relentless and committed to the advancement of an agenda that will ultimately destroy marriage and thus the society that supports our state and nation. Meanwhile, homosexual activists will use the marriage amendment to assert they are discriminated against and denied the joys of marriage. We must contend for the faith, “fight the fight” and occupy until Jesus returns. Every believer must choose who they will serve on this issue: the Lord or Satan. More saints must rise to the occasion and stand for righteousness by getting involved in this cultural war. Contact Concerned Women for America of Virginia today and take an active role.

CWFA

Monday, May 08, 2006

Are advertisers stopping free speech?

Heck no! However, many people seem to think they are. It always amazes me when certain publications, who shall remain nameless, ::cough:: New York Times ::cough:: think that they are 'owed' advertising, no matter how low they go, how inane their chatter may be...

When advertisers vote with them pocketbook, all of a sudden they are impeding free speech. This is such bunk!

But we digress. The issue at hand is, do advertisers have an obligation to support content they think is tasteless, fraudulent, or simply politically incorrect? As we enter a whole new world of consumer-generated content and limitless Internet-delivered TV, this issue takes on new and greater urgency. Which is more important, the right of the site to report on the plane crash or the right of the airline not to have its ad run adjacent to the story? Do I not report the plane crash because I know I will lose the ad income? Do I pull my ad, knowing it might financially weaken the site to the point that it cannot afford to report on future plane crashes or wars or scandals or men biting dogs?

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Ford Headed Toward Bankruptcy, But Support Of Homosexual Groups Continues

Ford Motor Company continues to give money to help finance homosexual organizations pushing homosexual marriage.

Chairman Bill Ford evidently is willing to take Ford into bankruptcy in order to continue support of homosexual groups and homosexual marriage. Ford's sales dropped 5% in March and 7% in April. Ford's stock has dropped more than 14% since the boycott began to the lowest price in nearly 20 years. Some feel the stock, now at $6.78, will be at $3 in a matter of months and are bailing out now rather than lose more money on Ford stock.

Ford is a "Platinum Sponsor" of the Human Rights Campaign, a leading advocate of homosexual marriage. In order to be a "Platinum Sponsor" of HRC, Ford had to give HRC $150,000. Other homosexual organizations getting financial support from Ford include GLAAD, Michigan Pride, Triangle Foundation, GLSEN, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, and PFLAG to name only a few.

In addition, Ford is a corporate sponsor of the 2006 GLAAD Media Awards in which homosexual groups honor companies which have helped them promote their agenda.

While Ford helps groups promoting the homosexual lifestyle, Ford refuses to give to groups on the other side of the issue. Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX), an organization which helps those who want to come out of the homosexual lifestyle, applied for a grant from Ford. Ford refused to donate to PFOX.

Ford dealer Dan Janssen told the Detroit News that the boycott was being felt. "It's something that's just kind of snowballing," Janssen said, adding that it is starting to hurt business. For more information on the boycott, visit BoycottFord.com.


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