I’m all over the place today. Many thoughts to throw at you today…election day!
$4 billion dollars have been spent on this year’s mid-term elections. Sickening! Are you tired of election TV ads yet? UGH!
Yes, it’s election day (I early-voted last week) and I’m curious to see what happens with the Senate. Could it go Republican? We’ll see? The pollsters say, “Yes.” But, they said Romney would win in 2012 and we see how that turned out. Either way, I don’t expect much to change in this country because of a mid-term election.
The big deal comes in 2016. Why? It’s all about the courts! And it’s the President who seats many of the judges. I read an article in World Magazine (http://www.worldmag.com/2014/10/lifetime_achievements) about “Lifetime Achievements-The Underestimated Executive Power: Judicial Appointments.” It’s sobering.
Here’s the gist from the article:
U.S. presidents serve a maximum of eight years, and their attorneys general come and go—but long after a president leaves office, the judges he nominates make decisions with wide-ranging consequences.
President Barack Obama has, without much notice, filled almost a third of the judiciary with his appointees–many of them controversial because he didn’t need Republican votes for Senate confirmation. When Obama took office, a majority of the nation’s 11 circuit courts had Republican-nominated majorities. He has reversed that. Unless Republicans win control of the Senate, Obama will continue to reshape the judiciary through party-line confirmation votes.
That’s what’s scary folks. Judges run the show in this country. You know that don’t you? It’s all about the judges. They can overthrow what millions of people say in their “vote” by the whack of a gavel. It goes without saying that Obama will continue to push for liberal judges who are typically anti-God and anti-Bible. If that offends you, I’m sorry. I’m just calling it the way I see it.
Speaking of Obama. Did you hear that she and Michele called Beyonce “an incredible role model?” The First Lady recently tweeted those very words. Mr. Obama said, “Beyonce could not be a better role model for my girls because she carries herself with such class and poise and has so much talent.”
(Pam, when you see “Beyonce” show up on my Covenant Eyes, internet software security report, you will know why. It blocked all but three pictures. Thank you Covenant Eyes!)
I can only ask: “Seriously, Mr. President! Are you serious!!!” Beyonce is one of the most sexually explicit music artists of ALL time. Are you out of your mind sir? Do you really want your girls to be like Beyonce? Oh my goodness! The lyrics to many of her songs are so explicitly vile that I can’t quote them here. Her music videos are pornographic and vile. One writer said her show are “variations that can be found in brothels, strip clubs and red light districts across the world.”
Is this really the best role model you can find, Mr. and Mrs. Obama? How about a nurse or a teacher or a mother? Oh…wait a minute… President Obama doesn’t want women to be relegated to “lower pay” and staying at home. Oh no…no…no.
During a speech in Rhode Island last Friday he called for more taxpayer-spending on pre-school in order to “make sure that women are full and equal participants in our economy” and said the following:
Sometimes, someone, usually mom, leaves the workplace to stay home with the kids, which then leaves her earning a lower wage for the rest of her life as a result. And that’s not a choice we want Americans to make.
I guess ladies need to drop of their kids at the sitter and work hard to be like Beyonce. So sad. Another example of the break down of the family in America. What does the government want? They want your children and mine from the womb to the tomb. I believe there are many in our government that believe they (the government) can raise our children better than we can, and the sooner they can get them the better.
I like what James Madison said in editorial 51 of The Federalist Papers: (Remember, he was trained in college at Princeton by Presbyterian minister and Declaration of Independence signer John Witherspoon, now best known as an ancestor of actress Reece.) He wrote: If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.”
What was Madison saying? My translation: Since we aren’t angels, we need government (God established it after all Romans 13). Yet, since the people in our government aren’t angels either, we need tight controls over government. And that’s what we no longer have. Government is so large today that its out of control. The Constitution’s preamble says the government is to: “provide for the common defense,” and “promote the general welfare.” I think they (the Government) misread that and feels they shouldn’t simply provide WELFARE. Hand-outs abound!
It used to be that the Church in America along with strong families and civic organizations were the primary promoters of the “general welfare.” Well, those days are long gone. The government does it for us now.
Did you vote today?
How did you vote? Did you vote based on the Bible or your wallet? Party? Welfare? As a Christian, it’s my duty to vote (Romans 13, 1 Peter 2) and I did my best to vote for people who will most closely follow what the Bible teaches. Truthfully, we don’t have many good choices. It’s the “lesser of two or three evils” in many cases. But, that’s what we are stuck with after a couple of generations of educating our “now leaders” in liberal colleges and universities and being raised in homes that was more about the American Dream than the things of God.
Let me give you some encouraging news. (At least I think it is.) I’ve been concerned for the last few years about girls volleyball uniforms. They are so tight and the “shorts” are so revealing…well…as a man…I must admit that I blush. But, here in NC the Princeton girls volleyball team beat the East Surry team last weekend and check out the shorts. They are actually shorts again! Here’s the picture I saw that caught my attention:
I clicked on the next picture…
Doesn’t that look good? Way to go Princeton! I don’t know who your coach or administrator’s are, but I like the more modest uniforms. Way to go against the grain!
Have I told you lately how much I love this lady?
I really do love that lady! We’re pushing 24 years of marriage (Dec. 22nd). We were recently up at the Blowing Rock in Blowing Rock, NC. Wow! What a view!
That puts things in perspective doesn’t it? No matter what happens in this country with our mid-term elections, God is in total control. Praise His Name!!!