Please take a moment to digest this provocative article by a Rabbi from Teaneck, N.J. It is far and away the most succinct and thoughtful explanation of how our nation is changing. The article
appeared in The Israel National News, and is directed to Jewish readership. 70% of American Jews vote as Democrats. The Rabbi has some interesting comments in that regard.
Rabbi Steven Pruzansky is the spiritual leader of Congregation Bnai Yeshurun in Teaneck, New Jersey.
The most charitable way of explaining the election results of 2012 is
that Americans voted for the status quo – for the incumbent President
and for a divided Congress. They must enjoy gridlock, partisanship,
incompetence, economic stagnation and avoidance of responsibility.
And fewer people voted.
But as we awake from the nightmare, it is important to eschew the
facile explanations for the Romney defeat that will prevail among the
chattering classes. Romney did not lose because of the effects of
Hurricane Sandy that devastated this area, nor did he lose because he ran a poor campaign, nor did he lose because the Republicans could have chosen better candidates, nor did he lose because Obama benefited from a slight uptick in the economy due to the business cycle.
Romney lost because he didn’t get enough votes to win.
That might seem obvious, but not for the obvious reasons. Romney lost because the conservative virtues – the traditional American virtues – of liberty, hard work, free enterprise, private initiative and
aspirations to moral greatness – no longer inspire or animate a majority of the electorate. Read more...
My dear husband sent me this article from Pravda.RU which is a Russian online publication. The article is reprinted here with permission from the author.
By Stanislav Mishin
These days, there are few things to admire about the socialist, bankrupt and culturally degenerating USA, but at least so far, one thing remains: the right to bare arms and use deadly force to defend one’s self and possessions.
This will probably come as a total shock to most of my Western readers, but at one point, Russia was one of the most heavily armed societies on earth. This was, of course, when we were free under the Tsar. Weapons, from swords and spears to pistols, rifles and shotguns were everywhere, common items. People carried them concealed, they carried them holstered. Fighting knives were a prominent part of many traditional attires and those little tubes criss crossing on the costumes of Cossacks and various Caucasian peoples? Well those are bullet holders for rifles.
Various armies, such as the Poles, during the Смута (Times of Troubles), or Napoleon, or the Germans even as the Tsarist state collapsed under the weight of WW1 and Wall Street monies, found that holding Russian lands was much much harder than taking them and taking was no easy walk in the park but a blood bath all its own. In holding, one faced an extremely well armed and aggressive population Hell bent on exterminating or driving out the aggressor. Read more...
George Orwell’s novel 1984 which was written decades ago, is more real now than ever before. We have now lost our rights to trial by jury and most folks do not even realize this has occurred. Listen to Rand Paul and learn of all we have lost. Perhaps our highschoolers should also begin learning before they are indoctrinated in college….hopefully before they vote in the next election. Oh…and if they have been brainwashed and are not able to think as individuals who critically evaluate information but only engage in groupthink…perhaps they should not vote at all.
Hello homeschoolers. How about a simple economics lesson? Let’s understand a few things that most Americans do not understand…especially those who voted for President Obama. Knowledge is power. Keep learning then you will not be so easily fooled.
Listen to what Ron Paul has to say about Keynesian economics.
This is probably just the tip of the tip of the iceberg in the continuation of our Presidents fundamental transformation in our America. During his victory speech he declared that “the task of perfecting our union moves forward.” Wow…..will this reflect traditional America in any way? Will the constitution be considered in this perfection of America project?
This morning in my email box a letter from Michael Farris spoke of the fact that the fight for parental rights just became more difficult because we now face 53 socialists (Democrats) who are eager to pass the UN resolution on the rights of the child. We will lose our parental rights if our representatives vote to give our children to the United Nations. This seems like science fiction to me….could this actually happen in our America as it has in Germany? After this past election, no longer naive, it is believable because the American people have shown their true colors….they value free stuff over freedom. The tax payers and devoted workers must face that fact that they need to work even harder to support the 51% of folks who are dependent on government benefits. These people will continue to vote for the democrats who promise to take care of them. It is clear that we are living in a country of “givers” and “takers.” Sadly and shockingly, this election the takers have won. Freedom and parental rights evidently are not a priority to the “takers.” Elections have consequences.Read more...
Never before in history has there been such a clear contrast between the platforms of the two major political parties. This was glaring as I watched both the Democratic and Republican conventions. I will never forget what I saw at the Democratic convention.
When the Democratic party platform came to the Convention floor for approval, it “overlooked” the name of God. Although God was mentioned in the previous platforms of the Dems this time it was omitted. I thought to myself, “Why even bother adding God to the platform?” This is the party of promiscuity…of unlimited abortions, of same-sex marriage. My dear husband once called it the sex party. He said that the core of the Democratic party is really about sex.
My ears perked up when a motion was made to put God back into the Platform. It needed two-thirds majority to pass. This was stunning and very telling. When they called for a voice vote, the Ayes and Nays sounded equal. The chairman was baffled as he evidently did not realize what the worldview of his party really was. He was obviously disturbed and called for a second vote. Again, the Ayes and Nays were the same. Obviously flustered, he called for a third vote, and this time the No vote seemed to be louder! Ignoring the voice vote he ruled that the motion received a two-thirds affirmative vote and God was put back into the platform….even though the folks who line up with the Democratic party, clearly do not want God mentioned at all.
I want to remind those who may consider yoking up with the Democrats of this very disturbing reality. The Republicans have their problems and many are not true conservatives, but if I have to align myself with one…I’ll chose the one who chooses God. Read more...
I know….I know we are not supposed to talk about politics or religion with people. If the truth be told that saying has some wisdom behind it. If we talk about the weather, what we ate for dinner, our new diet, what is on sale at the grocery store, what our pet is doing, how we plan to clean out the garage, our garden, or a new recipe we will have many more friends and avoid any conflicts or arguing. Life would be well sort of “happy” and less stressful. To live a life of the superficial…to live a life of talking twaddle has its advantages for sure. Besides, people will like you more, you will be popular and have many more friends. Who doesn’t enjoy having the acceptance and approval of friends? After all, we do not want to be lonely and feel unloved.
Sometimes I feel like the girl “Anne” in the film “Anne of Green Gables”She had so much to say…and only said half of what was really on her mind. Folks said her “Tongue was hinged in the middle” and that she could “Talk a hind leg off of a mule.” Small talk is okay. I am fine with this for a while…but then after a spell of talking twaddle, it seems like someone should introduce a conversation that matters. What is really important for folks to know. What is really important to say. What has true value….eternal value. Why don’t folks want to have deep discussions anymore?
I recently finished reading the Ray Bradbury book Fahrenheit 454. This science fiction futuristic story was fascinating to me because there were so many parallels between what Ray Bradbury wrote over 50 years ago…and what is happening right now. Do you know why there were no front porches in the futuristic towns in this book? Well, the folks in charge, did not like front porches because then folks would talk. They would have deep discussions at the end of their day, and make plans for the future. They would discuss feelings and opinions about books they had read but books were forbidden and burned in this futuristic town. Books gave folks ideas and made them talk about deep things like politics and religion. When folks talked they were harder to control. Those in charge wanted folks to be busy doing nothing and watching silly television programs and hooked up to earphone things all day long. They did not want any new ideas or thoughts introduced or discussed because that would ruin their plan. Everyone should be the same, think the same thoughts, and live out their lives in a state of apathy. Even if their town is dying, and their leaders are corrupt, folks should keep busy listening to their music, watching their stupid programs and never talk about anything really important….like politics or religion. Although the folks in charge here in our America want to control and regulate the internet …..at least for now….we can be happy to have at least one place to discuss politics and religion. ~Anne 😉
It’s a peculiar thing to think of Jesus voting but then again it feels almost unorthodox to think about him in human terms anyway. Despite this, we do know what He cares about. He cares about children, and marriage and families. He would definitely be turning over the tables at the planned parenthood center. No doubt about that. What about marriage: Does God support same-sex marriage as our President does?
I thought this article by Capt. James Kinny was good food for thought. I’m completely dumbfounded at the enthusiasm and support that our current president still receives. For my Christian friends who support President Obama, I cry out “what are you thinking?” How in the world can you align yourself with a platform like his? You would have to completely ignore your Christian worldview….if you have one, in order to support his leftist agenda. The division between the left and the right has never been more clear. For the believer, the most important issues are not the economy or foreign policy (although we care deeply about these issues) For the Christian its the same as it has always been. It’s about LIFE, FAMILY, MARRIAGE, RELIGIOUS LIBERTY.
Do you remember the little bracelet with the letters “WWJD” so many of us wore a few years back? The bracelet was to remind us to try to think with the mind of Christ. Have you ever asked yourself, how would Jesus vote? Understanding the mind of Christ on these important issues should be helpful as we approach the November elections Read more...
Despite taking a government class during my senior year of highschool, I’ve never really understood the electoral college. The good news is that as a homeschool mom, I get to study this again! Hurray! I love homeschooling!
The genius of our Founding Fathers was that they realized our republic needed to have a balance of powers between the three branches of government in order to maintain a government “of the people.” When one part becomes too powerful like what is currently happening in the executive branch then our constitution is being violated and our freedom is in jeopardy. This cute little video from Schoolhouse Rock explains this necessary balance of powers. Enjoy and play for your kiddos.
Calling indecision cowardice may seem a bit harsh, but honestly assessing the state of the nation today, anyone worth his salt would have to concur that; indecision in today’s social climate is an act of pure foolishness.
The price for such foolishness will not just be that the wrong candidate got into the White House, but this time, in 2012, the price will be the very future of this nation.
We have a president who has announced that same sex marriage seems perfectly normal to him. Here is a case of one man leading the most morally upright nation in world history, who tells the people of this nation that what God calls an abomination (Lev 18: 22) is perfectly normal and acceptable.
Indecision and silence about statements like this, is without doubt, both cowardice and sin. To allow such conclusions without serious resistance means we have become mere respecters of persons. (Acts 10: 34) To accept the moral perversion of same sex marriage is the single strongest sign that we have become reprobate and are rapidly declining.
Visions of a nation busily sweeping out the Bible, all her founding principles and every tradition that was ever respected, is more like a nightmare where just outside this house once revered by the world, we see a heaping mass of everything we once held dear, with a rainbow flag mounted on the top and fluttering in the breeze. Read more...