Month: November 2009

Society – Is Based on Lies

I recently heard someone say, “Society would unravel if everyone told the truth.” That made me start to think. Is our society really based on lies? I would have to say YES. I am not talking about conspiracies, but about the little white lies. The lies everyone tells on a daily basis that if people quit telling, would unravel our society as a whole. How often do each of us lie on a daily basis. If you say you never lie, then answer this question. Have you ever told a Parent a lie? And if you answer it as no, …

Priciples of Liberty in our Founding Documents

This is from a newsletter that I receive. I am posting it here with permission from the author of the newsletter. You can find more stuff like this at the National Center for Constitutional Studies website.
Principles of Liberty in our Founding Documents

Those who are familiar with the 28 Principles of Liberty outlined in The 5000 Year Leap, are acquainted with the claim that these are the principles upon which the Founders based our new government, thereby assuring us of lasting peace , prosperity, and freedom. Occasionally the question is asked, “Where can we find these principles in our

Hot Air Ballon

A woman in a hot-air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered heraltitude and spotted a man in a boat below.

She shouted to him, “Excuse me,can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don’t know where I am.”

The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, “You’re in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 2,346 feettabove sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude.

“She rolled her eyes and said, “You must be a …

Honesty, Integrity, Truth, Virtue

George Washington

Honesty, In Government
“It is an old adage that honesty is the best policy. This applies to public as well as private life, to states as well as individuals.” – To James Madison, 1785

Honesty, And Good Sense
“These are qualities to rare and to precious not to merit one’s particular esteem.” – To the Marquis de Lafayette, 1788

Honesty, The Most Enviable Character Trait.
“I hope I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain the character of an honest man.” – To Alexander Hamilton, 1788

Honest and Common Sense, Needed for Nation to …

Reading List for 2010

I have found a love for reading over the last few years. Reading has been a challenge for me, if the book does not grab me in the first couple of chapters, then it usually gets shelved and never picked up again. I like books, but have a hard time getting into them at times. Here is a list of some very short books, that should take readers little to no time at all to read. This is my reading list for 2010.

by Barack Obama


Make My Day….

In a recent article in GQ, Clint Eastwood was named “Badass of the Year”. In this article he is quoted saying “We’re becoming more juvenile as a nation. The guys who won World War II and that whole generation have disappeared, and now we have a bunch of teenage twits.”

Can you say refreshing? I love it when someone in the “liberal Hollywood scene” says something as true and to the point as that. Society has gone away from making the heroes played by Clint Eastwood as idols to the idols we have today. Who do you think has more …

The Blue States go marching down…

CNNMoney has put out a recent article that talks about the top 10 troubled states. You can view the article by going to CNN Money.
It lists the following states:
New Jersey
Rhode Island
Anyone notice a trend with these states? I see a big one. Lets hear it for the liberal agenda and the blue states. There is not a Red state on the list. There are a couple that are considered Purple states (See Wikipedia – Current Classification).

California (D + 14.414)

Illinois (D + 15.844)
Arizona (R + 4.990)

In God We Trust – Removed from schools

In reading the book “America’s Godly Heritage” by David Barton, it makes a few points that I would like to cover. It talks about several land mark cases, and then what happens to America after those cases are completed.

1- Prayer is made unconstitutional in public schools

Engel v. Vitale, 370 U.S. 421 (1962)

The prayer “Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee, and we beg Thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers and our country. Amen.” was said to be Unconstitutional to be uttered in public schools. This made prayer in school illegal.

Wallace v. Jaffree (1985)…

Patent 7612259 – D4127789

To start this post, let’s define a few terms:

A patent for an invention is a grant of a property right by the Government to the inventor (or his or her heirs or assigns), acting through the Patent and Trademark Office. The term of the patent shall be 20 years from the date on which the application for the patent was filed in the United States or, if the application contains a specific reference to an earlier filed application under 35 U.S.C. 120, 121 or 365(c), from the date the earliest such application was filed, subject to the payment …

Self Reliant – Really?

In Sunday School, we went over the lesson “In Mine Own Way“. We talked about how to be Spiritually Self Reliant, and then we talked about Physical Self Reliance. I want to make a couple comments on the second one.

Is Physical Self Reliance only about storing Water and Food in case you need it? I think that may be the letter of the law, but not the spirit of the law. You know, if you have the money, you can pay a company like daily bread – 25 year worry-free food storage to send you as much food as …