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In His grace,
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I’ve plunged into the deep waters and will be transferring my blog over to a personally hosted wordpress.ORG format with my own domain name – hooray! I like WP, but the .com format had too many restrictions, like no affiliate links or advertising of any kind, not even a tip jar…
So, without further adieu, you’ll see some new changes and possibly some brief downtime for which I offer my regrets. But be sure to check back often to see some exciting new features, and an interactive new — oops, I almost let the cat out of the bag!
I’ll be holding a Contests for Top placement for naming something and coming up with a few things, so get your thinking caps ready. There’s a lot in store!
Thank you for getting us through another year. It’s been tough for most of us, but I’m grateful for Your guidance and comfort throughout. My family has seen life, death, happiness, joy, sorrow, depression, laughter, deep empathy, teen struggles, victory and a whole lot of fellowship through it all with our church family. (We wouldn’t have made it, otherwise!) Thank you, Lord, for our Small Group, who has been the backbone of our church life and prayer support. The tears flow even now as I write thinking of each of them… Bless each family represented and bring them closer to You in this new year.
Father, this past year had frustrations and disappointments. Help us to learn from them and to move on in a positive way toward Your priorities, not ours. Help us to continually stop to listen to that still, small Voice that calls us to look beyond what we can see, to listen past what others hear.
Give us the strength to make it a priority to read Your Word regularly, Lord. If not daily, I want it to be as often as possible because that’s how I learn to be more like You. As it says in Romans 12:2…
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. (NIV)
Give us a new year not controlled by fear, anxiety or stress, but by Your will, Your hand and Your direction.
Give us a new year full of new ministries and opportunities. As we get into the political battles of primaries, beginning with the state of Illinois in February, Father I ask specifically that Your hand be upon these races and the contenders. Let everyone involved see Your hand in the decisions. Let state after state fall to their knees and acknowledge You, confess their sins and ask forgiveness, because we as a nation have sinned and need Your Providence once again in order to be the “shining city upon the rock.”
Let the Patriots arise and band together with righteous leaders of godly might! The third verse of the hymn “Faith is the Victory” portrays the attack-phase of the battle. The foe stands in dread array, also poised for the fight. The prepared troops attack without hesitation, with a well-formulated battle plan.
On every hand the foe we find. Drawn up in dread array: Let tents of ease be left behind, And onward to the fray! Salvation’s helmet on each head, With truth all gird about: The earth shall tremble ‘neath our tread, And echo with our shout.
This recalls the entire nation of Israel marching round Jericho, blowing trumpets, people shouting and the walls came tumbling down (Joshua 6:20). We have the same Commander-in-Chief as the Hebrews did as well as the same access to His mighty power. All we need do is have contrite hearts, seek His direction and put on the armour to withstand the upcoming battles (Ephesians 6:13-17). Faith must be faith in the truth and each warrior, saved by grace (Ephesians 2:8) obedient to the Commander, is assured of overwhelming victory.
So Father, give us this new year filled with new love for you and for each other. Help us to look forward with confidence, courage, humility and gentleness. Help us, in this New Year to completely surrender to You and what You have planned for us. Thank You, Lord, for all Your blessings. In Jesus’ most precious name,
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I couldn’t have said it better than Christie Carden, TPP AL State Coordinator, so I won’t. Please read.
Leverage your power locally to change your party.
“All Politics is Local” by Capitol Confidential at biggovernment.com
TEA Parties nation-wide have found that calling, writing, and showing up in person in D.C. has the same impact as a hiccup in a hurricane. After turning out thousands of citizens at rallies, overwhelming the Senate phone lines and crashing Congress’ e-mail system, our elected representatives are poised to enact the greatest expansion of government in history. The TEA Parties followed the direction of national organizations and associations. They answered the call, but were sent over the trench-line without an actual plan or support. (See, for example, Somme, Battle of) It is time for the TEA Party movement to turn inward. In the words of the age-old adage, “ All politics is local “.
Stories like the ACORN tapes have massive national legs, yet they do not destroy the local farm team of tax-and-spend big government. Fighting for Liberty and the ability to live the American dream requires getting your hands dirty far closer to home.
For the TEA party and 9-12 groups to become effective, they must evolve again, and this time the Gadsden Flag will be a marker laid down to far more personal targets. People find the mundane of daily life and local news forgettable, yet this is how the TEA party can enact meaningful change.
To end the progression of large intrusive government and the progressive agenda, the TEA party must neuter the left’s farm team. City Council, County Board, Park Districts, and School Boards may not have the flash of State Representatives, State Senators or their federal partners, but, they are, indeed, perhaps more the important .
The progressives and Big Government-types have entrenched themselves into local power bases. They have expanded the role of government from the garbage man to the kindergarten teacher. They are taking us over from within, yet we can push back.
Until the last year, our side has been busy with our personal and professional lives. We have looked past machine politics and the local aspects of our lives. We have ignored the corruption in our hometowns. We have chosen to overlook the police state that has grown. We have chosen to allow the nanny state to encroach on smoking in taverns or trans-fat in our doughnuts, to name just two recent examples. We have allowed an extra $.05 sales tax for “insert public good here” after another, without protest or outrage.
In our slumber, we have allowed our liberties to be encroached. We have allowed the will of the State to be imposed on us. In places like Missouri, we have allowed no more than 30 hardened progressives to dictate the tempo of the debate. (Fortunately, we do know who you are and will be outing you here.) We have allowed this to happen because we have not paid attention to the minor league ball game.
We choose instead to protest in Washington, D.C. We chose to show outrage to the political class that is not listening. They won’t listen; they do not have to . They have showered their districts in pork and bribed us with our own money. They can freely come back home from the Beltway bubble to their local farm team and act like they conquered Gaul.
A local mayor and a rogue’s gallery of other officials will hold a press conference with the Representative or Senator and the lamestream media will re-broadcast their talking points. These local co-conspirators will treat the federal officials as Caesar, yet the arch they march through is a fake. These people have only accomplished one thing; they have retained power. They hold power by controlling the means of political production. They control us by controlling our cities, counties, parks, and schools. They have turned us into a class of serfs begging for scraps from the table that we fill. (That’s actually unfair to serfs. In Medieval times, serfs only had to hand over 1/3 of their income to the feudal lords. Add up federal, state and local tax levies, we may much more than serfs ever paid. So, what does that make us?)
Now is the time for the TEA party to show it’s real colors and longevity. Now it is time for us to stop the rallies and start the process of running for election and holding our current officials directly accountable. Now is the time for the plumber, the electrician, and the Joe Six-pack American to end this madness.
No more will we go quietly into that long night. Now, we must fight. We must take back the system and make our elected officials fear “we the people”. This is the battle our forefathers saw many years ago.
This is the time for the Tea Party to seize the day and make a difference. Which party you decide to run on doesn’t matter. Republican or Democrat matters little, as the national leaders of both have lost touch. What matters is we destroy the go-along-to-get-along farm team. It also matters that we pick a party…the Republicans and Democrats have together gamed the system against third parties. Creating a TEA Party isn’t a serious solution. Leverage your power locally to change your party.
Make a pledge to not vote to tax and spend the people’s money. Make a pledge to quit after “x” amounts of terms in office. The people are waiting for a leader; they are waiting for a Captain. Be that Captain. March to the sound of the guns, and seize the day.
With TEA party people in every position of government, the political class in Washington will listen. They will no longer have the political cover of pork-hungry Mayors doing tricks for the political elite. There will no longer be days of staffers blowing people off to vote for their party line.
A carpet-layer has more experience to lead than any political hack. An insurance man has more ability to look at regulations than a risk-adverse lawyer. A veteran has more understanding of what it takes to support our men and women in harms way.
It is time to break the mold of what looks good to get elected. Now is the time to become involved. Now is the time to hear the sounds of battle and join. The Government teat must be turned off. The system needs to be rebooted.
Help start the process and run for office. The great sleeper that is America has woken up. 2010 is not the end game, neither is 2012. The end game is when we level the playing field and make America once again the land of opportunity.
Fly that Gadsden flag high and fly it proud. But, that isn’t enough. It is time to leave your fields and join the battle. March to the sound of the guns.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
Huntsville Tea Party Movement
AL State Coordinator w/ teapartypatriots.org
“The people are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson
“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.” – Corrie Ten Boom
All Politics is Local: http://wp.me/pzfHB-p9
How is this action not treasonous? Why does the public sit for it? Where is the outcry? Let the tsunami cover them all with their own shame and lies this February in Illinois.
We Are No Longer a Nation of Laws. Senate Sets Up Requirement for Super-Majority to Ever Repeal Obamacare
By DCT | December 22, 2009
The Senate Democrats declare a super-majority of senators will be needed to overrule any regulation imposed by the Death Panels
Posted by Erick Erickson (Profile) Monday, December 21st at 10:15PM EST at Redstate.com
If ever the people of the United States rise up and fight over passage of Obamacare, Harry Reid must be remembered as the man who sacrificed the dignity of his office for a few pieces of silver. The rules of fair play that have kept the basic integrity of the Republic alive have died with Harry Reid. Reid has slipped in a provision into the health care legislation prohibiting future Congresses from changing any regulations imposed on Americans by the Independent Medicare [note: originally referred to as "medical"] Advisory Boards, which are commonly called the “Death Panels.”
It was Reid leading the Democrats who ignored 200 years of Senate precedents to rule that Senator Sanders could withdraw his amendment while it was being read.
It was Reid leading the Democrats who has determined again and again over the past few days that hundreds of years of accumulated Senate parliamentary rulings have no bearing on the health care vote. [emphasis mine and throughout]
On December 21, 2009, however, Harry Reid sold out the Republic in toto.
Upon examination of Senator Harry Reid’s amendment to the health care legislation, Senators discovered section 3403. That section changes the rules of the United States Senate.
To change the rules of the United States Senate, there must be sixty-seven votes.
Section 3403 of Senator Harry Reid’s amendment requires that “it shall not be in order in the Senate or the House of Representatives to consider any bill, resolution, amendment, or conference report that would repeal or otherwise change this subsection.” The good news is that this only applies to one section of the Obamacare legislation. The bad news is that it applies to regulations imposed on doctors and patients by the Independent Medicare Advisory Boards a/k/a the Death Panels.
Section 3403 of Senator Reid’s legislation also states, “Notwithstanding rule XV of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a committee amendment described in subparagraph (A) may include matter not within the jurisdiction of the Committee on Finance if that matter is relevant to a proposal contained in the bill submitted under subsection (c)(3).” In short, it sets up a rule to ignore another Senate rule.
Senator Jim DeMint confronted the Democrats over Reid’s language. In the past, the Senate Parliamentarian has repeatedly determined that any legislation that also changes the internal standing rules of the Senate must have a two-thirds vote to pass because to change Senate rules, a two-thirds vote is required. Today, the Senate President, acting on the advice of the Senate Parliamentarian, ruled that these rules changes are actually just procedural changes and, despite what the actual words of the legislation say, are not rules changes. Therefore, a two-thirds vote is not needed in contravention to longstanding Senate precedent.
To read the whole article click here!
I will personally work on the campaigns of the opponents of these Senators if they run for re-election; we MUST sweep them ALL OUT OF WASHINGTON unless they are FOR conservative values and can PROVE it by their record!
[Be sure to read comments from Publius Huldah.]
No Longer a Nation of Laws—Super-Majority Required to Repeal Obamacare: http://wp.me/pzfHB-pc
This is a fun way to feel your way through a candle-lit service. Have a paper bag of items ready ahead of time for every person and let the kiddos hand them out. Don’t forget bags for the leaders. Enjoy.
This Christmas, thank the Lord that President Obama has done one very good thing: he has awakened the sleeping tiger of Americans who are now eager to draw together and defend the Constitution and our way of life. Have a wonderful celebration of our Lord’s birth and come back ready to change this country for the better! ROAR!!