Friday, January 29, 2010
A New Fuhrer
I cannot believe all the snow we are getting in Arkansas!! It is so beautiful. I am in absolute heaven! The boys and I are warming up for round two of playing chase with Lightsabers, lol! We have never had this much snow before and are loving it. And....I am baking dark chocolate homemade oatmeal cookies, want some?
Have a blessed weekend my beloved friends.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
AND he had the audacity to chastise the supreme court, which was highly inappropriate and in bad taste, during an annual speech. He he was addressing the Supreme Courts decision about opening up the floodgates for special interests or something to that effect. Judge Alito was caught mouthing the words, "not true." And in fact it is not true. This reminded me of when Senator Joe Wilson shouted, "You lie!" Regarding the healthcare bill. Obama the LIAR, I think that should go down in our history books.
He then spoke about working with Congress "this year" to repeal the ban on homosexuals serving openly in the military. But in a concession to concern about the move among Republicans and on his own party's right flank, Obama neither made a commitment to suspend the practice in the interim nor issued a firm deadline for action.
The speech in a whole was nothing but a huge mess. It was disorganized and incoherent and it was a blatant disregard to the people. His arrogance and narcissism came out in full color.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
When I was in my teens and early twenties I firmly believed with all of my heart that abortion was not wrong and necessary. So much in fact that I actually won a debate against a pro-life student in school. My argument was infallible, or so I ignorantly thought. Was congratulated by my fellow students for such a great debate. Am I proud of it now? Absolutely NOT! What if my argument convinced some young girl that it was okay to murder her unborn child all because of my arrogance?
I was a feminist to some degree I had this nonchalant attitude of "live and let live." "I don't care what you do as long as I don't have to see it or take part in it."
But by the Grace of Almighty God, and my mother's fervent prayers I accepted Jesus Christ into my heart when I was 31-years-old and have never looked back. I saw the truth behind abortion and was horrified that I agreed with it for so long. And now I am going to fight even harder to protect as many as the pre-born as I can by speaking out and doing my best to reveal the truth behind that great and wicked lie that feminists, liberals and Planned Parenthood try to shove down our throats. It is a lie that comes straight from hell.
Children are the foundation of this world. And God's precious blessing and gift to us all.
I have since learned that to yell at women at Planned Parenthood facilities is NOT the way to win them over to Christ (I didn't do that, though). It is by prayer and love. Those women or young girls entering that building are scared, they feel so alone and do not need someone yelling scripture at them. Instead approach them with the Lord's heart. Show them that there is help that there are other healthy options. Give them compassion.
I may add more to this later on.
Friday, January 22, 2010
The organization is training teenagers -- "peer promoters," they are called -- to go into rural areas populated by indigenous people, make contact with other children (ranging in age from 11 to 19), and convince them to let them inoculate them with Depo-Provera, which is birth control. According to Global Health Magazine, the program "meets the needs of a particularly underserved and hard-to-reach group, with a new contraceptive method, in a new way."
Outside of the issue of children administering drugs to other children, Jim Sedlak of American Life League has concerns about the funding behind the program.
"It is being funded by the Planned Parenthood Federation of America," he reports, "so it is very possible that U.S. tax dollars that go to Planned Parenthood could in fact be funding this whole scheme in Ecuador."
Plus, he points out, there is apparently no concern over the possible impact on the children receiving the shots. "Obviously, when they go out and they give the shots there's no medical checkup, there's no taking of medical histories," says Sedlak. "It is kids giving kids drugs -- and it is absolutely outrageous. It would be totally illegal here in the United States."
According to the magazine article, the children giving the shots revisit villages every 12 weeks to administer injections.
Sedlak is encouraging people to contact their elected representatives to express concern. He believes it is appropriate for Congress to look into it and determine whether American tax dollars are being used.
"Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, would be thrilled with this news. Afterall, her whole concept of eugenics (selective breeding) is on the fast-track. Not only that she had such a hatred for the pre-born. Here are two of her lovely quotes:
"The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it." OR "The undeniably feeble-minded should, indeed, not only be discouraged but prevented from propagating their kind."
Furthermore and most importantly, Depo-Provera has very serious side-effects, for instance it causes a significant loss of bone mass density resulting in osteoporosis. IF a pregnancy does occur-the tiny baby boy or girl will die before he or she can actually implant in the lining of the uterus, in other words a chemical abortion.
temporary or permanent sterility
potential damage to future children
increased risk of cervical cancer
risk of breast cancer
adrenal gland suppression (slows the production of some of the body's natural hormones)
excessive weight gain
decreased libido (sex drive)
allergic reactions causing rash or itching
severe mental depression
So here is my question, who will be monitoring these young girls? Because they need to have medical supervision! Who is going to protect them?
Sorry to leave such a gloomy post for the weekend, but this has to be spoken.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
THE LETTER EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT
The following letter read on Glenn Beck's show, is rapidly circulating around the country. Americans everywhere identify with this 53-year-old woman. She has given us a voice. Once you read this, you will want to forward it to all of your friends...
GLENN BECK: I got a letter from a woman in Arizona . She writes an open letter to our nation's leadership:
"I am a home grown American citizen, 53, registered Democrat all my life. Before the last presidential election I registered as a Republican because I no longer felt the Democratic Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. Now I no longer feel the Republican Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. The fact is I no longer feel any political party or representative in Washington represents my views or works to pursue the issues important to me. Instead, we are burdened with Congressional Dukes and Duchesses who think they know better than the citizens they are supposed to represent.
There must be someone. Please tell me who you are. Please stand up and tell me that you are there and that you're willing to fight for our Constitution as it was written. Please stand up now.
You might ask yourself what my views and issues are that I would feel so horribly disenfranchised by both major political parties. What kind of nut-job am I? Well, these briefly are the views and issues for which I seek representation:
One, illegal immigration. I want you to stop coddling illegal immigrants and secure our borders. Close the underground tunnels.. Stop the violence and the trafficking in drugs and people. No amnesty, not again. Been there, done that, no resolution.
P.S., I'm not a racist. This is not to be confused with legal immigration.
Two, the STIMULUS bill. I want it repealed and I want no further funding supplied to it. We told you No, but you did it anyway. I want the remaining unfunded 95% repealed. Freeze, repeal.
Three: Czars. I want the circumvention of our constitutional checks and balances stopped immediately. Fire the czars. No more czars. Government officials answer to the process, not to the president. Stop trampling on our Constitution, and honor it.
Four, cap and trade. The debate on global warming is not over. There are many conflicting opinions and it is too soon for this radical legislation. Quit throwing our nation into politically-correct quicksand.
Five, universal healthcare. I will not be rushed into another expensive decision that will burden me, my children, and grandchildren. Don't you dare try to pass this in the middle of the night without even reading it. Slow down! Fix only what is broken -- we have the best health care system in the world -- and test any new program in one or two states first.
Six, growing government control. I want states rights and sovereignty fully restored. I want less government in my life, not more. More is not better! Shrink it down. Mind your own business. You have enough to take care of with your real [Constitutional] obligations. Why don't you start there.
Seven, ACORN. I do not want ACORN and its affiliates in charge of our 2010 census. I want them investigated. I also do not want mandatory escrow fees contributed to them every time on every real estate deal that closes -- how did they pull that one off? Stop the funding to ACORN and its affiliates pending impartial audits and investigations. I do not trust them with taking the census with our taxpayer money. I don't trust them with any of our taxpayer money. Face up to the allegations against them and get it resolved before taxpayers get any more involved with them. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, hello. Stop protecting your political buddies. You work for us, the people. Investigate.
Eight, redistribution of wealth. No, no, no. I work for my money. It is mine. I have always worked for people with more money than I have because they gave me jobs -- and that is the only redistribution of wealth that I will support. I never got a job from a poor person! Why do you want me to hate my employers? And what do you have against shareholders making a profit?
Nine, charitable contributions. Although I never got a job from a poor person, I have helped many in need. Charity belongs in our local communities, where we know our needs best and can use our local talent and our local resources. Butt out, please. We want to do it ourselves.
Ten, corporate bailouts. Knock it off. Every company must sink or swim like the rest of us. If there are hard times ahead, we'll be better off just getting into it and letting the strong survive. Quick and painful. (Have you ever ripped off a Band-Aid?) We will pull together. Great things happen in America under great hardship. Give us the chance to innovate. We cannot disappoint you more than you have disappointed us.
Eleven, transparency and accountability. How about it? No, really, how about it? Let's have it. Let's say we give the buzzwords a rest and have some straight honest talk.. Please stop trying to manipulate and appease me with clever wording.. I am not the idiot you obviously take me for. Stop sneaking around and meeting in back rooms making deals with your friends. It will only be a prelude to your criminal investigation. Stop hiding things from me.
Twelve, unprecedented quick spending. Stop it now.
Take a breath. Listen to the people. Slow down and get some input from nonpoliticians and experts on the subject. Stop making everything an emergency. Stop speed-reading our bills into law. I am not an activist.. I am not a community organizer. Nor am I a terrorist, a militant or a violent person. I am a parent and a grandparent.. I work. I'm busy. I am busy, and I am tired. I thought we elected competent people to take care of the business of government so that we could work, raise our families, pay our bills, have a little recreation, complain about taxes, endure our hardships, pursue our personal goals, cut our lawn, wash our cars on the weekends and be responsible contributing members of society and teach our children to be the same all while living in the home of the free and land of the brave.
I entrusted you with upholding the Constitution. I believed in the checks and balances to keep from getting far off course. What happened? You are very far off course. Do you really think I find humor in the hiring of a speed reader to unintelligently ramble all through a bill that you signed into law without knowing what it contained? I do not.
It is a mockery of the responsibility I have entrusted to you. It is a slap in the face. I am not laughing at your arrogance. Why is it that I feel as if you would not trust me to make a single decision about my own life and how I would live it but you should expect that I should trust you with the debt that you have laid on all of us and our children. We did not want the TARP bill. We said no. We would repeal it if we could. I am sure that we still cannot. There is needless urgency and recklessness in all of your recent spending of our tax dollars.
From my perspective, it seems that all of you have gone insane. I also know that I am far from alone in these feelings. Do you honestly feel that your current pursuits have merit to patriotic Americans? We want it to stop. We want to put the brakes on everything that is being rushed by us and forced upon us. We want our voice back. You have forced us to put our lives on hold to straighten out the mess that you are making. We will have to give up our vacations, our time spent with our children, any relaxation time we may have had and money we cannot afford to spend on bringing our concerns to Washington . Our president often knows all the right buzzwords like unsustainable. Well, no kidding. How many tens of thousands of dollars did the focus group cost to come up with that word? We don't want your overpriced words. Stop treating us like we're morons.
We want all of you to stop focusing on your reelection and do the job we want done, not the job you want done or the job your party wants done. You work for us and at this rate I guarantee you not for long because we are coming. We will be heard and we will be represented.. You think we're so busy with our lives that we will never come for you? We are the formerly silent majority, all of us who quietly work, pay taxes, obey the law, vote, save money, keep our noses to the grindstone... and we are now looking at you.
You have awakened us, the patriotic freedom spirit so strong and so powerful that it had been sleeping too long. You have pushed us too far. Our numbers are great. They may surprise you. For every one of us who will be there, there will be hundreds more that could not come. Unlike you, we have their trust. We will represent them honestly, rest assured. They will be at the polls on voting day to usher you out of office.
We have cancelled vacations. We will use our last few dollars saved. We will find the representation among us and a grassroots campaign will flourish. We didn't ask for this fight. But the gloves are coming off. We do not come in violence, but we are angry. You will represent us or you will be replaced with someone who will. There are candidates among us who will rise like a Phoenix from the ashes that you have made of our constitution.
Democrat, Republican, independent, libertarian. Understand this.. We don't care. Political parties are meaningless to us Patriotic Americans are willing to do right by us and our Constitution, and that is all that matters to us now. We are going to fire all of you who abuse power and seek more. It is not your power. It is ours and we want it back. We entrusted you with it and you abused it. You are dishonorable. You are dishonest. As Americans we are ashamed of you. You have brought shame to us. If you are not representing the wants and needs of your constituency loudly and consistently, in spite of the objections of your party, you will be fired. Did you hear? We no longer care about your political parties. You need to be loyal to us, not to them.. Because we will get you fired and they will not save you.
If you do or can represent me, my issues, my views, please stand up. Make your identity known. You need to make some noise about it. Speak up. I need to know who you are. If you do not speak up, you will be herded out with the rest of the sheep and we will replace the whole damn congress if need be one by one.
We are coming. Are we coming for you? Who do you represent? What do you represent?
Listen. Because we are coming. We the people are coming."
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
The GOP state senator, once sworn in, will break the Democrats' 60-vote, filibuster-proof majority in Washington. This creates problems for proposed legislation ranging from financial regulatory reform to cap-and-trade, but most immediately Brown's win sends Democrats into a scramble to pass health care reform before he arrives in Washington. Democrats were already weighing options for how to fast-track the bill before polls closed Tuesday.
"Pelosi is already stating that this win is not going to affect the health care bill. We'll just see about that.
This is a tremendous victory for Republicans. Kennedy held this seat for 47 years and I know he has to be turning in his grave that his seat has been taken over by a conservative Republican! Yes! Praise God!
Now let's tackle Arkansas and get Blanche Lincoln out of her chair as well."
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Jonathan Saenz, director of legislative affairs at Liberty Institute, said the truth about the founding of our country will also remain in the textbooks.
"There's been efforts by people to censor and ban students from knowing that our country has a rich religious heritage, and not only that, but also about the faith of our Founding Fathers," he said.
Publishers take their cues from Texas school books, which means Texas standards could impact what is taught in schools across the nation.
The board will vote to finalize the standards in March, which will last for 10 years.
"This is indeed a small but wonderful victory! And I must commend Texas for sticking with the truth and did not allow themselves to be bullied by god-hating liberals. They may deny the truth all they want but our history does not lie and there is not a darn thing that they can do to squelch our Christian heritage. And I praise all Mighty God, for this victory."
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Did anyone else notice how quick Obama responded in helping these people? Now I will commend him for that, OUCH! That hurt to admit. Yet....he took how long to assist American Generals and soldiers who were pleading for help in Afghanistan? He even had the audacity to tell them to wait after his Thanksgiving holiday. What a guy!
I don't get it? He is quick to action when it comes to other nations pleading for help but, excuse my language, screw the American soldiers who should be a priority when in need.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
The impasse means pre-kindergartner Taylor Pugh will remain in in-school suspension, sitting alone with a teacher's aide in a library. He has been sequestered from classmates at Floyd Elementary School in Mesquite, a Dallas suburb, since late November.
After a closed-door meeting Monday, the Mesquite school board decided the boy could wear his hair in tight braids but keep it no longer than his ears. But his parents say the adjustment isn't enough for Taylor, who wears his hair long, covering his earlobes and shirt collar.
His mother, Elizabeth Taylor, said she'll pull back Taylor's hair in a ponytail, acknowledging the style will keep him suspended.
"If I braid his hair, his scalp will bleed and his hair will break," Elizabeth Taylor said after the meeting.
According to the district dress code, boys' hair must be kept out of the eyes and cannot extend below the bottom of earlobes or over the collar of a dress shirt. Fads in hairstyles "designed to attract attention to the individual or to disrupt the orderly conduct of the classroom or campus is not permitted," the policy states.
The district is known for standing tough on its dress code. Last year, a seventh-grader was sent home for wearing black skinny pants. His parents chose to home-school him.
On its Web site, the district says its code is in place because "students who dress and groom themselves neatly, and in an acceptable and appropriate manner, are more likely to become constructive members of the society in which we live."
Taylor said her fight is not over. She and her husband are considering taking the district to court or appealing to the State Board of Education.
"I know that there are a whole set of steps we can take," she said.
"I think the parents need to let this go. I personally don't like to see little boys with long hair especially ones under seven years of age. I think they look ridiculous with pony tails or worse mullets, egad! Anyhoo, my boys are 7 and 10 and I will give in to a little bit of length but not to the point where it swings around like a little girl's. I believe they look so much better with short hair. Just my opinion.
Monday, January 11, 2010
A grassroots immigration reform organization says today is the deadline for the New Jersey legislature to pass a bill granting in-state tuition for illegal aliens in time for outgoing Governor Jon Corzine to sign it.
Following the defeat of the same-sex "marriage" bill, proponents of in-state tuition for illegal aliens decided to put off the vote on their proposal until Monday afternoon. As with the marriage bill, New Jersey lawmakers want to get an illegal alien in-state tuition bill passed before Governor-elect Chris Christie takes office January 19, and today is the final day they can pass any measures that outgoing Governor Corzine can sign. Beginning on Tuesday, all bills passed will go to the new governor, who has vowed to veto any bill that gives in-state tuition to illegals.
Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC) president William Gheen says in-state tuition bills are not popular with most citizens. "It's opposed by approximately 80 percent of the American public, but they're trying to ramrod this through before Corzine leaves office, and we're pointing out that's an underhanded thing to do," he comments.
Gheen feels that the rest of the country should be concerned about the outcome of this fight. "What happens in New Jersey is going to affect what happens with the illegal immigration battle," he notes. "This is the first illegal immigration battle of 2010, and who wins or loses today is going to set a tone."
The ALIPAC president says in-state tuition measures have been defeated in most states, even in legislatures controlled by Democrats.
"As always the liberals are at it again trying to undermine and ignore the voice of the people. It is reprehensible.
It makes me angry and really is frustrating to see illegals get all the help that they want and need. When there are many Americans out of work and struggling to keep food on their table, yet they are ignored and do not receive aid. We are left on our own. I know for a fact my husband and I will be paying up the wazoo trying to pay college tuitions for both our boys. I sincerely doubt they will receive free tuition. How utterly unfair to our children who deserve the education. Our children need and should come first before any illegals, etc.
Where are the rights of the American?
Thursday, January 7, 2010
I copied this powerful article from my good friend Abouna. It must be shared. It is a bit long but you will see why it is worth reading.
The author of the following is a woman who grew up in Austria and lived through the horrors of the Hitler regime both before and after World War II. Her name is Kitty Werthmann. She is now 83 years old and lives in Pierre, South Dakota where she has written and spoken extensively about the danger of loosing our freedoms. She came to the USA and became a citizen in 1962.
By: Kitty Werthmann (An Austrian who witnessed what took place under Hitler)
What I am about to tell you is something you’ve probably never heard or read in history books.
I am an eyewitness to history. I can tell you that Hitler did not take Austria by tanks and guns; it would distort history. We elected him by a landslide – 98% of the vote. I’ve never read that in any American publications. Everyone thinks Hitler just rolled in with his tanks and took Austria by force.
In 1938, Austria was in deep Depression. Nearly one-third of our workforce was unemployed. We had 25% inflation and 25% bank loan interest rates. Farmers and business people were declaring bankruptcy daily. Young people were going from house to house begging for food. Not that they didn’t want to work; there simply weren’t any jobs. My mother was a Christian woman and believed in helping people in need. Every day we cooked a big kettle of soup and baked bread to feed those poor, hungry people – about 30 daily.
The Communist Party and the National Socialist Party were fighting each other. Blocks and blocks of cities like Vienna , Linz , and Graz were destroyed. The people became desperate and petitioned the government to let them decide what kind of government they wanted.
We looked to our neighbor on the north, Germany , where Hitler had been in power since 1933. We had been told that they didn’t have unemployment or crime, and they had a high standard of living. Nothing was ever said about persecution of any group -- Jewish or otherwise. We were led to believe that everyone was happy. We wanted the same way of life in Austria . We were promised that a vote for Hitler would mean the end of unemployment and help for the family. Hitler also said that businesses would be assisted, and farmers would get their farms back. Ninety-eight percent of the population voted to annex Austria to Germany and have Hitler for our ruler.
We were overjoyed, and for three days we danced in the streets and had candlelight parades. The new government opened up big field kitchens and everyone was fed.
After the election, German officials were appointed, and like a miracle, we suddenly had law and order. Three or four weeks later, everyone was employed. The government made sure that a lot of work was created through the Public Work Service.
Hitler decided we should have equal rights for women. Before this, it was a custom that married Austrian women did not work outside the home. An able-bodied husband would be looked down on if he couldn’t support his family. Many women in the teaching profession were elated that they could retain the jobs they previously had been required to give up for marriage.
Hitler Targets Education–Eliminates Religious Instruction for Children:
Our education was nationalized. I attended a very good public school.. The population was predominantly Catholic, so we had religion in our schools. The day we elected Hitler (March 13, 1938), I walked into my schoolroom to find the crucifix replaced by Hitler’s picture hanging next to a Nazi flag. Our teacher, a very devout woman, stood up and told the class we wouldn’t pray or have religion anymore. Instead, we sang “Deutschland, Deutschland, Uber Alles,” and had physical education.
Sunday became National Youth Day with compulsory attendance. Parents were not pleased about the sudden change in curriculum. They were told that if they did not send us, they would receive a stiff letter of warning the first time. The second time they would be fined the equivalent of $300, and the third time they would be subject to jail. The first two hours consisted of political indoctrination. The rest of the day we had sports. As time went along, we loved it. Oh, we had so much fun and got our sports equipment free. We would go home and gleefully tell our parents about the wonderful time we had.
My mother was very unhappy. When the next term started, she took me out of public school and put me in a convent. I told her she couldn’t do that and she told me that someday when I grew up, I would be grateful. There was a very good curriculum, but hardly any fun – no sports, and no political indoctrination. I hated it at first but felt I could tolerate it. Every once in a while, on holidays, I went home. I would go back to my old friends and ask what was going on and what they were doing. Their loose lifestyle was very alarming to me. They lived without religion. By that time unwed mothers were glorified for having a baby for Hitler. It seemed strange to me that our society changed so suddenly. As time went along, I realized what a great deed my mother did so that I wasn’t exposed to that kind of humanistic philosophy.
"Equal Rights Hits Home:"
In 1939, the war started and a food bank was established. All food was rationed and could only be purchased using food stamps. At the same time, a full-employment law was passed which meant if you didn’t work, you didn’t get a ration card, and if you didn’t have a card, you starved to death. Women who stayed home to raise their families didn’t have any marketable skills and often had to take jobs more suited for men.
Soon after this, the draft was implemented. It was compulsory for young people, male and female, to give one year to the labor corps. During the day, the girls worked on the farms, and at night they returned to their barracks for military training just like the boys. They were trained to be anti-aircraft gunners and participated in the signal corps. After the labor corps, they were not discharged but were used in the front lines. When I go back to Austria to visit my family and friends, most of these women are emotional cripples because they just were not equipped to handle the horrors of combat. Three months before I turned 18, I was severely injured in an air raid attack. I nearly had a leg amputated, so I was spared having to go into the labor corps and into military service.
Hitler Restructured the Family Through Daycare:
When the mothers had to go out into the work force, the government immediately established child care centers. You could take your children ages 4 weeks to school age and leave them there around-the-clock, 7 days a week, under the total care of the government. The state raised a whole generation of children. There were no motherly women to take care of the children, just people highly trained in child psychology. By this time, no one talked about equal rights. We knew we had been had.
Health Care and Small Business Suffer Under Government Controls:
Before Hitler, we had very good medical care. Many American doctors trained at the University of Vienna .. After Hitler, health care was socialized, free for everyone. Doctors were salaried by the government. The problem was, since it was free, the people were going to the doctors for everything. When the good doctor arrived at his office at 8 a.m., 40 people were already waiting and, at the same time, the hospitals were full. If you needed elective surgery, you had to wait a year or two for your turn. There was no money for research as it was poured into socialized medicine. Research at the medical schools literally stopped, so the best doctors left Austria and emigrated to other countries.
As for healthcare, our tax rates went up to 80% of our income. Newlyweds immediately received a $1,000 loan from the government to establish a household. We had big programs for families. All day care and education were free. High schools were taken over by the government and college tuition was subsidized. Everyone was entitled to free handouts, such as food stamps, clothing, and housing.
We had another agency designed to monitor business. My brother-in-law owned a restaurant that had square tables. Government officials told him he had to replace them with round tables because people might bump themselves on the corners. Then they said he had to have additional bathroom facilities. It was just a small dairy business with a snack bar. He couldn’t meet all the demands. Soon, he went out of business. If the government owned the large businesses and not many small ones existed, it could be in control.
We had consumer protection. We were told how to shop and what to buy. Free enterprise was essentially abolished. We had a planning agency specially designed for farmers. The agents would go to the farms, count the live-stock, and then tell the farmers what to produce, and how to produce it.
“Mercy Killing” Redefined:
In 1944, I was a student teacher in a small village in the Alps . The villagers were surrounded by mountain passes which, in the winter, were closed off with snow, causing people to be isolated. So people intermarried and offspring were sometimes retarded. When I arrived, I was told there were 15 mentally retarded adults, but they were all useful and did good manual work. I knew one, named Vincent, very well. He was a janitor of the school. One day I looked out the window and saw Vincent and others getting into a van. I asked my superior where they were going. She said to an institution where the State Health Department would teach them a trade, and to read and write. The families were required to sign papers with a little clause that they could not visit for 6 months. They were told visits would interfere with the program and might cause homesickness.
As time passed, letters started to dribble back saying these people died a natural, merciful death. The villagers were not fooled. We suspected what was happening. Those people left in excellent physical health and all died within 6 months. We called this euthanasia.
The Final Steps - Gun Laws:
Next came gun registration. People were getting injured by guns. Hitler said that the real way to catch criminals (we still had a few) was by matching serial numbers on guns. Most citizens were law abiding and dutifully marched to the police station to register their firearms. Not long after-wards, the police said that it was best for everyone to turn in their guns. The authorities already knew who had them, so it was futile not to comply voluntarily.
No more freedom of speech. Anyone who said something against the government was taken away. We knew many people who were arrested, not only Jews, but also priests and ministers who spoke up.
Totalitarianism didn’t come quickly; it took 5 years from 1938 until 1943, to realize full dictatorship in Austria. Had it happened overnight, my countrymen would have fought to the last breath. Instead, we had creeping gradualism. Now, our only weapons were broom handles. The whole idea sounds almost unbelievable that the state, little by little eroded our freedom.
After World War II, Russian troops occupied Austria. Women were raped, preteen to elderly. The press never wrote about this either. When the Soviets left in 1955, they took everything that they could, dismantling whole factories in the process. They sawed down whole orchards of fruit, and what they couldn’t destroy, they burned. We called it The Burned Earth. Most of the population barricaded themselves in their houses. Women hid in their cellars for 6 weeks as the troops mobilized. Those who couldn’t; paid the price. There is a monument in Vienna today, dedicated to those women who were massacred by the Russians. This is an eye witness account.
“It’s true….those of us who sailed past the Statue of Liberty came to a country of unbelievable freedom and opportunity. America Truly is the Greatest Country in the World. Don’t Let Freedom Slip Away, Because After America, there is No Place else to Go!"
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
The head of a grassroots immigration reform organization is calling for the resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano in the wake of the attempted hijacking of a U.S. airliner Christmas Day.
The Obama administration is now promising a sweeping review of aviation security after a Nigerian man on the terrorist watch list attempted to blow up a trans-Atlantic Northwest Airlines flight as it made its descent into Detroit on Christmas Day.
A day after saying the system worked, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano said her words had been taken out of context. In clarifying her comment, she said that "our system did not work in this instance."
William Gheen, president of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC), says Napolitano must go. "As long as Janet Napolitano remains as the director of the Department of Homeland Security, any lip service President Obama gives to open and responsive government is all a lie," he states.
Conservative columnist Star Parker is among many who are now calling for President Obama to replace Napolitano. But Gheen says this is not the first time his organization has called for her dismissal. Last year the DHS secretary created an uproar when she released controversial documents.
"She put out reports to law enforcement across the country telling them to beware of conservatives or anybody who opposed Obama's political agenda," he recalls. "And these documents were created using wacky political sources and no known or accepted techniques used by decent law enforcement agencies."
The ALIPAC president says his organization is also calling on Congress to investigate why Homeland Security is continuing to give valid U.S. visas to people on terrorist watch lists -- including the Detroit bomber.
"The sooner they fire her sorry you know what the better. And I say it is about time.
Isn't it just like a liberal to say that their words were taken out of context every time they screw up? Apparently, they believe that there are nothing but idiots in this nation.
She is incompetent and after this huge debacle, it is time to say "bye-bye and good riddance."
Monday, January 4, 2010
So, I go to Ladies Prayer, it is a small group of women that gather every Monday to pray and have intercession. Well, one of the precious ladies brought communion! Wow! What perfect timing, having communion with my Lord and God....sweet.
I got two gifts from two ladies at the group one of whom is a very good friend. Came home and hubby gave me some spending money. He was a bit displeased at first, apparently I stood him up to take me out to lunch! I swear I told him I was going to Ladies prayer and didn't want to eat out today. Well, we're fine now and I am begging him to take me to lunch now, I AM STARVING! lol. He said it was too late he has already eaten. What a bummer. I may just go alone, not a big deal.
Then I saw that the book I ordered from Amazon came in today. I ordered the complete Sherlock Holmes novels by Sir Conan Arthur Doyle. Can't wait to dig into that big ole book.
What a wonderful day!