The Democratic Party has become the anti-war party, and national Democrats simply do not take our national security seriously.
The ’08 Democratic primary became a contest to see who could be the most anti-war candidate, and President Obama won that contest.
How’s that working out for us?
The national media has been dishonest about many factors that directly impact our national security & public safety, most notably when it comes to Islamic terrorism & our border insecurity.
That dishonesty directly influenced the ’08 election, and with an assist from the power of incumbency carried over to the ’12 election.
The last 5 and 1/2 years have made it very, very clear. If you care about your own safety and the safety of your family, then you should understand that Islamic terrorism and our open borders are our biggest threats.
And Democrats’ failures to take Islamic terrorism or border security seriously is dangerous.
If you are a Republican, get active & help your friends, neighbors, & coworkers understand that only the Republican Party takes their safety seriously, because only the Republican Party takes Islamic terrorism & border security seriously.
If you are an independent/other, then you should vote Republican until & unless the Democratic Party puts up candidates who take national security, Islamic terrorism, & border security seriously.
If you are a Democrat, then you should demand that your party restore seriousness about these issues, or consider leaving the Democratic Party.
Democrat politicians and the Democrat media are out of touch with the rest of America, including a lot of Democrat voters, when it comes to abortion.
This is why the Democrat media does not want you to know about Kermit Gosnell, the abortionist who murdered babies by causing pregnant women to go into labor, delivering their babies, and then killing them in his “abortion clinic.” He also had a segregated clinic, and sent his black patients to a squalid, disgusting waiting area and operating area while his white patients had somewhat cleaner, nicer facilities. And, his negligence led to the overdose & death of a pregnant women when his unlicensed, untrained teenager “pharmacist” gave her the wrong amount of drugs to prepare for her abortion.
The abortion industry “pays the piper,” so to speak, in the Democratic Party, and Democrats will always oppose abortion regulations to help their favorite special interest industry operate in the shadows – and the abortion industry and their party reward the standouts.
Then-Illinois state Senator Obama was greatly rewarded and his political career boosted when he defended “aborting” born-alive babies in the Illinois legislature. The only reason Texas state Senator Wendy Davis ascended to the Democratic nomination for Texas governor is because she filibustered to defend late-term abortion and unregulated, Gosnell-type abortionists in Texas.
And now, Democrats are pandering to the abortion industry and the abortion lobby with the so-called “Women’s Health Protection Act” that would more accurately be called the Gosnell Protection Act.
The abortion industry believes that women have some sort of Constitutional right to sex without a baby, even when they get pregnant. They also believe that abortion clinics have a right to perform abortions without any government oversight or regulations.
Through their partial ownership of the Democratic Party, the abortion industry’s view has become the official Democratic position on abortion: “pro-choice” no matter what, in any and all circumstances, up to and even beyond birth.
America, including even many Democratic voters, does not agree with these radical views, which is why the abortion industry & Democrats don’t want you to know about Kermit Gosnell or the Gosnell Protection Act.
In 1787 when William Wilberforce introduced his first bill to abolish the slave trade in Great Britain, it was said that the slave trade had 300 M.P’s (Members of Parliament) “in their pocket” and the abolitionists had only Wilberforce.
The slave trade accounted for a huge portion of the British economy, with British ships exporting British goods to Africa, African slaves to the Indies, and plantation produce back home on the triangular trade route.
If you could go back in time to 1787, and across the Atlantic to England, would you be willing to anger the ship builders, the seamstresses, the blacksmiths, the carpenters, etc. whose livelihoods depended on the slave trade by standing with Wilberforce and the abolitionists? Would you risk angering the financiers and plantation owners, and the people who enjoyed cheap plantation products?
Or would you be content to live your own life, focus on your own family, build your own career, sit in your own church pew, and avoid “upsetting the apple cart” over slaves who were out of sight and therefore easily kept out of mind?
The Obama administration gets away with scandals because of scandals.
Think about it.
People stopped talking about the Fast and Furious scandal, where the Obama administration directed gun store owners to sell high-powered guns to straw purchasers who would be allowed to “run” the guns to Mexican drug cartels, because the Solyndra scandal happened.
People stopped talking about the Solyndra scandal, where the Obama administration gave a $500 million Department of Energy loan to a faulty solar company owned by an Obama campaign donation bundler shortly before Solyndra went bankrupt, because the Benghazi scandal happened.
People stopped talking about the Benghazi scandal, where the Obama administration denied security requests in an effort to make our Libyan military invasion appear successful and then covered up the Islamic terrorist attack while the president had an election to win, because the IRS scandal happened.
People stopped talking about the IRS scandal, where the Obama administration’s IRS targeted and harassed conservative groups in order to keep them from influencing the 2012 election, because the VA scandal happened.
People stopped talking about the VA scandal, where the Obama administration’s VA gave taxpayer-funded bonuses to hospital administrators who were letting veterans die without the healthcare they earned by fighting for our freedom and safety, because the border security scandal happened.
I had a college professor who once joked to a student who had just had a relationship “break up” that nothing gets you over the last girl like the next one.
For the Obama administration, it seems that nothing gets them past the last scandal like the next one.
The Republican Party is made up of:
1) people of faith, who believe that God is sovereign over all of life, including civil government and the “public square;” who stand for the sanctity of life and the sanctity of marriage,
2) fiscal conservatives who realize that conservative policies like personal responsibility, free markets, and competition grow the economy and create jobs, and
3) those who are serious about national security and understand that only the Republican Party puts our safety above partisan political games and two-year election cycles.
Some of us think that social, economic, and security issues are equally important, while others believe that one or two of them are more important.
Republicans have to work together and get past these minor differences, because Democrats will always put partisan politics over any and all principles.
Democrats openly reject “God in the public square” as they push their social agenda, reject any and all fiscal responsibility efforts, and choose to score political points rather than enhance our national security, foreign policy, or border security.
Our nation faces critical challenges, and we must have a unified Republican Party working together to “restore the blessings of liberty” “for ourselves and our posterity!”
President Obama told America that he’s angry about the VA scandal, and that he’s going to make sure we get to the bottom of it.
Which is comforting, because…
He also said he was angry about the Fast & Furious gun-running to Mexican drug cartels scandal, and that he’d make sure we get to the bottom of it.
Still no justice. Still no answers.
He told us he was angry about Benghazi, and he’d make sure we get to the bottom of it.
Still no justice. Still no answers.
He said he was angry about the IRS targeting scandal, and he’d make sure we get to the bottom of it.
Still no justice. Still no answers.
If his other scandals are any indication, the Obama administration will drag out and delay the VA investigation until they can say the investigation is “old news” and a “Republican witch hunt.”
“You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.” –William Wilberforce
The horrors of the slave trade, and slavery itself, went on far too long in England and America because most of the cruelty was hidden from most of those who could end it.
The slaves who were shackled and cramped onto slave ships, beaten and worse were “out of sight and out of mind” for the majority of voters in England. One of my heroes, Member of Parliament William Wilberforce, took a group of well-to-do men and women on a field trip aboard a small ship in the English Channel. When the boat stopped, a cruel stench commandeered their nostrils. Wilberforce had the ship stop next to a slave ship, and explained to his audience the horrors of the slave trade while their noses were assaulted.
Many in England looked the other way and did not oppose the slave trade because they did not know of the horrors. As Wilberforce and others sought to inform the public, he would tell them, “You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.” Historians say that Wilberforce played the key role in abolishing the slave trade in England, and slavery itself was abolished a few days before his death. His efforts carried over to “New England,” and Americans who abolished the slave trade in 1808 and slavery itself at the end of the Civil War often quoted Sir Wilberforce.
Today, the horrors of abortion have gone on far too long in America because most of the cruelty was hidden from most of those who could end it.
As its defenders spoke of property rights and the economic benefits of slavery then, so now the abortion apologists are able to speak of women’s rights and economic benefits because the horrors of cutting, plucking, and sucking unborn fetuses from their mothers’ wombs is “out of sight and out of mind” for many of us.
It took heroes of humanity like William Wilberforce connecting the senses of the masses to the horror of slavery for that wretched institution to be destroyed. Please take a few minutes to examine the horrors of abortion by clicking here, but know that just as Wilberforce said:
“You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.”
The Jewish Scriptures foretell the coming of the Messiah, the annointed one of God – and then end before He comes. What Christians call the Old Testament and Jewish people call the Tanakh is incomplete because it ends with the people of Israel waiting for the promised Messiah.
The people of God were awaiting the coming of the “seed of woman” who would crush the head of the serpent (Genesis 3:15), the “seed of Abraham” in whom all the nations of the world would be blessed (Genesis 12:3), the “lion of the tribe of Judah” who would reign and rule forever (Genesis 49:8-12), the “star of Jacob” (Numbers 24:17), the “son of David” who would reign forever (2 Samuel 7:16), the forsaken one who would be scorned, despised, mocked, and pierced (Psalm 22), and the “suffering servant” who would be “despised and rejected by men,” who would bear our griefs and carry our sorrows, be “stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted,” pierced, and crushed (Isaiah 52:13-53:5).
Why would the anointed Messiah be despised, rejected, stricken, smitten, inflicted, pierced, crushed, etc.?
For our iniquities and transgressions, not His own (Isaiah 53:5). To bring us peace, heal us, make us righteous, bear our sins and intercede for the transgressions of many (Isaiah 53:5-12).
Christians believe that the Jewish Messiah has come, that His name is Jesus, and that He ushered in the New Covenant foretold in Jeremiah 31:31-34.
The Christian apostle Paul was a Jewish leader who persecuted Christians, later became convinced that Jesus is the promised Jewish Messiah, and then was persecuted for his faith by his former friends the Jewish religious leaders.
In 1 Corinthians 15:3-8, Paul writes:
“For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me.”
Jesus is the promised “son of David, son of Abraham” (Matthew 1:1) who came to “take away the sin of the world” (John 1:29).
The Jewish Messiah has come!
Meet David Hamilton, Candidate for HD27 State Rep
For Immediate Release – April 24, 2014 Contact: Lauren Johnson at email@example.com
Texas House District 27 covers Missouri City, Sienna Plantation, Meadows Place, and Stafford.
David Hamilton was born and raised in Arkansas, but says he got to Texas as quickly as he could. Both of his parents are retired public school teachers, and much of David’s early years were spent on basketball courts throughout the South. He is very tall at 6’6” and played four years of basketball at the University of the Ozarks. After graduating with a political science degree, David played one season of semi-pro basketball for the Mississippi Miracles of the American Basketball Association.
David and his wife Katie have lived in Fort Bend County since 2011 when they got married. In 2012 their first child Brad was born, and Lord willing their second child is due in August. They recently found out that they are having a girl and plan to name her Brooklynn Grace. David currently works for USA Industries in business development, where he supplies products to major oil & gas companies that make industrial maintenance more efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly. He also has business experience in healthcare marketing and finance.
When asked why he is running for office, David says, “Like a lot of Texans I am frustrated with our national government and the direction of our country. The federal government takes a huge bite out of our paychecks up front, and then every dollar we spend, save, or invest is taxed again. Every day our government looks more and more like the tyranny from which our Founding Fathers declared independence, by violating our 1st amendment freedom of religion, press, assembly, and speech; our God-given and 2nd amendment-protected gun rights; our 4th amendment privacy rights; and so on. We need leaders at the state level who will fight against these federal government intrusions and be mindful of our federal tax burden.”
David believes that if we keep electing the same kind of politicians, then we will continue to see the same results. He says, “Our Founding Fathers sought to ‘Secure the Blessings of Liberty,’ for themselves and also for us. We need to elect public servants who will ‘Restore the Blessings of Liberty.’ I have a track record of public service as a volunteer basketball coach, pro-life advocate, and Sunday school teacher. I believe my career success has been a direct result of my ability to build relationships and earn trust. My vision for what a State Rep should be is more of the same: build relationships with constituents, earn their trust, and represent their values in Austin.”
Hamilton pledges to be a leader we can trust who will serve the people he represents rather than any political party or special interest group. His campaign website is http://www.Hamilton4TX.com and http://www.facebook.com/Hamilton4TX is his campaign facebook page.
- Quiznos has filed for bankruptcy, USA Today reported, and could close many of its 2,100 stores.
- Sbarro which operates pizza and Italian restaurants in malls, is planning to close 155 locations in the United States and Canada. That means nearly 20 percent of Sbarro’s will close. The chain operates around 800 outlets.
- Ruby Tuesday announced plans to close 30 restaurants in January after its sales fell by 7.8 percent. The chain currently operates around 775 steakhouses across the US.
- An unknown number of Red Lobster stores will be sold. The chain is in such bad shape that the parent company, Darden Restaurants Inc., had to issue a press release stating that the chain would not close. Instead Darden is planning to spin Red Lobster off into another company and sell some of its stores.
- Ralph’s, a subsidiary of Kroger, has announced plans to close 15 supermarkets in Southern California within 60 days.
- Safeway closed 72 Dominick’s grocery stores in the Chicago area last year.
- Office supply company Staples has announced plans to close 225 stores by 2015, which is about 15 percent of its chain. Staples already closed 40 stores last year. Industry analysts expect Staples’ main competitor, Office Depot, which bought OfficeMax last year, to announce its own round of store closings soon.
- Radio Shack has announced plans to close 20 percent of its stores this year, which is as many as 1,100 stores. The company, which operates around 4,000 stores, reported that its sales fell by 19 percent last year.
- Albertsons closed 26 stores in January and February according to Supermarket News. Analysts expect many more Albertsons could soon be shuttered because Albertsons owner hedge fund Cerberus Capital Management just bought Safeway Inc. Some Safeway stores could soon shut down as well.
- Clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch is planning to close 220 stores by the end of 2015. The company is also planning to shut down an entire chain it owns, Gilly Hicks, which has 20 stores, 24/7 Wall Street reported.
- Barnes & Nobles is planning to shut down one third of its stores in the next year: about 218 stores. The chain has already closed its iconic flagship store in New York City.
- J.C. Penney is closing about 33 stores and laying off about 2,000 employees.
- The Record newspaper in New Jersey reported that Toys R Us has plans to close 100 stores.
- The Sweetbay Supermarket chain will close all 17 of the stores it operates in the Tampa Bay area, The Herald Tribune newspaper reported. Many of the stores might open as Winn-Dixie Stores. Sweetbay closed 33 stores in Florida last year.
- The entire Loehmann’s chain of discount clothing stores in the New York City area shut down. Loehmann’s once operated 39 stores, The New York Times reported, and was considered an institution by generations of New Yorkers.
- Industry analyst John Kernan told CNN that he expects Sears Holdings, which owns both Sears and Kmart, to close another 500 stores this year. Sears has already shut down its flagship store in Chicago.
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