Thursday, June 1, 2017

Sanity returns

Today President Trump pulled America out of the Paris Climate Treaty. Thank you! I am weary of hearing about climate change. It is nothing more that a liberal agenda to gain control and money. There is not science to back it up..real science. This treaty was entered into illegally anyway. Just because obama called it an Accord and bypassed congress doesn't mean it was ok to do. It's a treaty and should have gone through congress in the proper process. But either way it's a bad deal and bad for America. I'm thankful for a President that cares about America and is doing all he can to bring back sanity and values despite the constant barrage of attacks and lies about him.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Snowflakes

Enough already! When did America loose it's backbone and turn to safe spaces, perpetually offended, drama addicted people. If I read one more article about someone being offended or needing a safe space I'll loose my mind. When did one person's feelings dictate a change in rules or society to appease and protect them, and who cares about the multitudes negatively affected by that. Because one person doesn't like something or is afraid to hear something they want All others to abide by that, rather then remove themselves from the situation.
 "That book offends me therefor we need to ban it for all."
"That phrase hurts my feelings so you should be punished."
"I don't agree with that belief so you can't talk about it.:
There are so many examples in society now that I wonder what happened to common sense. What kind of society do we have if no one can have a different opinion? Not the America I know.
America was built by people with a backbone. Pioneers, hard workers and people with goals and visions grew this country. They didn't need a safe space and weren't afraid of a challenge.
 A college campus planned to offer a certain fast food selection due to student request, but because someone is afraid of the beliefs of the owner of that company they cry their "safe space" may be threatened and the school shouldn't allow it. Too bad to the majority of students who do want it there.
Freedoms and freedom of speech in particular  is one of the foundations of America. Take that away, take away peoples right to think and say what they believe, then you crumble the foundations that make us who we are as a country and a culture. We don't all have to agree but we all need to be respectful.

Patriot

I work at a school. Each Monday morning we start the day by all saying the Pledge of Allegiance. How lucky we are to be born in this great country,or to come here legally and make it our own. It's important for kids to learn respect for America and for the flag. I'm glad we keep this up in our school.It is so important to teach our children about America. This is lacking in the schools to the point where kids do not know how America came to be, why she is great and how our government functions the way it was meant to be. My hope is that this will change and Civics in schools will make a comeback.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Neighbors

America is full of neighborhoods. Some good, some not so much. I miss the days when a neighborhood was a family and communities came together. Now I know there are still some places like that but it's not the norm like it was in decades past.
I was blessed to move next to neighbors as a young child. They would become not just neighbors but life long friends. The kind where there is a permanent path between houses. The kids play, the adults talk and all of you would drop anything to help each other out. We played night games and ran around the neighborhood always feeling safe. A  soccer game in the back or a game of pickle in the middle could happen on any given day. We built forts and went sledding in the winter, puttered around the summers playing whatever our imaginations could come up with. Our families intermingled as if we were of one family. We grew up together, learned about life together and how to be a friend. Childhood memories are sacred. They are something that shapes us and something to look back on. The friends and experiences we have as kids tend to shape us into who we are. I'm thankful for the gift I was given. The friends we make early on whether we keep in touch or not will always remain a part of us. No matter the time or distance between us, the bonds will always remain as if no time has passed.



Monday, February 20, 2017

Nostalgia

It's a rainy day. I have the day off and the house to myself. Perfect. I decided to pull out some DVD's that I like to watch but no one else in the house enjoys. It's no secret I love history so I have a lot of video related to that. Today I watched part of a 2 set about D-Day. It is all actual footage and a lot of voice over from soldiers of the day.It's interesting to see the actual men and women of the time, and more real than just reading about it. Some of the bonus features included how America was pulling together to help "our boys over there," as well as war bond commercials. It's nice to see how we American's banded together for a common cause. Sure things weren't perfect back during that time period, but we were definitely unified, and our Christian roots were much more evident across society. I hope we are headed back to that.
As I write this I have "The Little Rascals" playing, not the updated movie but the good old black and white originals. Makes me long for simpler times. A time of innocence, when communities were more bonded and connected than we are now. Sometimes I wish I had lived back in those days despite the hardships. But alas we are placed in the time we are in, by God, for a purpose. (and I do enjoy our modern conveniences that I wouldn't have had back then!) There have been such amazing advancements in the last 100 plus years, that I wonder what Spanky, Alfalfa and the gang would think if they saw where we are now!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Oy

It breaks my heart to see what's going on in America today. I have no fear because I know God is in control but it's hard to watch the utter chaos that is portrayed. Every deviant behavior is made to look normal and every moral and traditional belief is portrayed as deviant and extreme--something to be squashed out.  The ignorance or blindness of people is incredible. I watched and interview clip of a news program and the host could not get his guest to answer a straight forward question. Does abortion kill a human? He would just go back to "well it's her choice it's her body-- if she doesn't want it etc." People can't admit simple truths if it won't advance the agenda they want.
People marching and rioting--yes rioting-- smashing windows, burning things, attacking people is not protesting. They march and don't even know why, but it's out of pure hate by some and just a job they are paid to do by others-- whose goal is to destroy America and American ideals.
America is such a unique country, I can't say that enough. She is exceptional in her beginning, different from any in the span of history. I hope she survives. I hope we can make a comeback, but I am certain that we the people will survive because God is in control.
The Bible tells us there will come a day when wrong is right and right is wrong. "People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God--having a form of godliness gut denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people." 2 Timothy 3: 1-5
A true spiritual battle is going on and don't doubt that Satan is grimacing at our resolve to fight him and that he's doing all he can to eradicate God from the world. Too bad for him we know he looses in the end!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

45

Yesterday was quite the day. Donald J. Trump was sworn in as our 45th President. An historic day for sure. As I was reflecting on our great country, last night I decided to watch The Patriot. If you haven't seen it, it's a good one. I can't remember when it came out, but it's probably been more than 10 years because my first copy of it was on VHS. It's about a man who, for various reasons, resisted going to war. He was widowed with 7 children. He fully supported becoming independent from Britain but had seen war in the past and didn't want to resort to that. He eventually gets pulled into the war when a British commander captured his son who was serving in the Continental army and killed one of his younger sons. He paid a huge price to fight for freedom. He losts sons and they burned down his home. Other characters in the story also paid deeply for supporting American Independence.
This is but one example of the many sacrifices our founders made to secure this exceptional country. We have come a long way from those battles, in good ways and bad. Government has become so much bigger and more intrusive that they ever intended. In fact, fought so hard to get away from. I'm so thankful for the sacrifices those men and women made so long ago. Many never even were able to enjoy the results.
Whatever people think or say about President Trump, I know that he loves America. I believe he will fight in the spirit and values of our founders to bring us to where we need to be. I hope and pray the successes will benefit and win over all the naysayers and haters, and that we will be United in America again.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Can't wait for Inauguration Day!

Warning: some venting ahead.
I have about reached overload with all the post election craziness.The Russians did this, Trump is that, my life is over because Hillary isn't going to be president, I need a safe space, because I didn't get my way I need to burn things down etc. etc. etc. I know the majority of people are sane (at least I hope so) and can handle the outcome of the election. It seems unbelievable the depths of despair and behavior some are displaying. I don't remember riots and accusations that the world would end when Obama got into office--twice, nor college students crying and coloring. Sometimes you loose, sometimes you win. I was not happy that he won but I moved on with life hoping next time things would get better and that he wouldn't cause too much irreversible damage. It is a sad statement of our society that people cannot handle loosing. It's a part of life...deal with it. Even all Hillary's talk of we must accept the outcome of the election (before the election) and now she is doing all she can to try to change the outcome or at least delegitimize it. She blames everyone and everything but herself for loosing. It couldn't possibly be anything wrong with her (or the last 8 years of twisted philosophy that she pledged to continue), she must have lost because the American people are stupid and don't know what's good for them and oh yes, the Russians hacked the election.
Give me a break.
The only thing that lost her the election was her. The hacked emails only brought the truth to light and nothing more. They exposed corruption at every level in the democratic party. It matters little (or to quote a certain someone "at this point what difference does it make") how they were hacked or by who. Maybe if she wouldn't have been breaking the law with a private server no one would have been able to see all the corruption. Or maybe if she and others hadn't committed all the crimes they did, there would be nothing to expose. Maybe if she actually accomplished something good instead of talking about the non fact that she did so much for whatever. It would be nice if she could take responsibility for the trail of corruption, lies, and crimes in her wake over a lifetime.
I admit in the beginning I wasn't too fond of Trump. I was rooting for others to get the nomination. Once it was clear he was going to be the nominee I tried to keep an open mind to see what he was going to do for our country. Whenever I hear objections to him at this point, it's the same false propaganda that the liberals have been pushing. (When I hear people say, but I don't listen to the media, but then spout the same stuff, I have my doubts.) When you look beyond their talking points you can find the real truth. Granted Trump can be brash and obnoxious, not all get his humor and he has made some poor life choices in the past. But. I think he is the perfect man for the job in this time in history. I'll tell you why. He is not in the political class so cannot be controlled by the standard way of Washington politics. He doesn't get intimidated and back down from the lies and distortions coming from the media. (Much of the Republican candidates tend to back down under pressure and that's not what we need.) He truly loves America and will work hard and actually get things done to help all Americans. (Though I know the left will fight him at every move) He values all life and will seek to protect it. He wants to strengthen our country and fix the problems that were created in the last 8 years that were meant to tear our country down. He will put America first and not apologize to the world for who we are. America is exceptional. Embrace it.
Sure he will make mistakes, nobody is perfect, but I am 100% sure he is better for American than the alternative. The left is so out of touch with reality and what actually works. I'm grateful for a reprieve from their destructive policies and world view. Trump knows enough to surround himself with wise counsel and contrary to what some think, he will actually take advise. All the fear mongering against him is based completely in the false narrative the communist/socialist left pushes out.
Sit back America, and watch and see. If we are open minded and look at reality and not the media, I think we will be pleased with the outcome of what he can accomplish. I for one am looking forward to better days for America.