Friday, October 29, 2010
As I have mentioned many times, I am a huge fan of Dave Barton and his organization Wall Builders. He has done extensive study on the founding fathers and their godly heritage by reading their own writings.
Since, he is such an expert on our history he continually emphasizes the importance of Christians being involved in our culture and in the political process.
The Importance of Voting and Christian Involvement in the Political Arena is a compilation of quotes from different founding fathers. It is worth reading and make sure to watch the above video.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Nancy Kraus Womack has done extensive research on Proposition B and has written a two part series.
Prop B: Protecting Puppies or Robbing Us of Our Freedom?
Part 1: World's Collide Or The Futile Effort to Have a Reasonable Argument With The Animals Rights Proponents
As to the issue at hand, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is an animal RIGHTS organization behind the Missouri ballot initiative known as Proposition B---the puppy mill initiative. Why, who would be opposed to saving the puppies, you ask? Well, not me-----if I believed for one second Prop B was really about the welfare of dogs. Problem: this is NOT about animal welfare at all! This is about ultimately controlling the agriculture industry and once again, limiting the freedoms of the citizens of this State and this country.
Prop B - Part II: The Money Trail, The Players and Their Strategies
The so called ‘Humane’ Society of the United States is anything but ‘Humane’. It is deception and deception that abuses the emotions and VOTE of every kind hearted, animal loving citizen of Missouri. The Humane Society of the United States has pumped over $2 MILLION $$$ from sources outside Missouri into this ballot initiative Proposition B. They want this bad and the HSUS purposely targets States like Missouri that use the ballot initiative in order to bypass the legislature. It is much easier to use emotion to gather signatures on a petition and get their issues on the ballot. Wayne Pacelle, Pres. of HSUS, calls such initiatives targeting dog breeders, second tier or ‘low hanging fruit’. It will set the stage for his first tier agenda which includes ‘factory’ farming and an end to hunting.
Crazy? It is Pacelle’s own words. We'll get to that in a minute.
This PROP. is supposedly about shutting down ‘puppy mills’. It will do nothing of the sort. The Animal Care Facilities Act (ACFA) 1992 is the law on the books. The state of Missouri is grossly underfunded and understaffed. There are only 8-12 inspectors at any given time to inspect 1600+ breeding facilities and another 1200+ non breeding facilities. Where is the call for funding in Prop. B to inspect and enforce anything? There is NONE.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
If the Judge has been appointed by a Republican, they get a yes vote, and a Dem, a no vote. This is a updated change from what I had in my earlier post. These were also confirmed by Missouri Family Network's research which were all the same except for one Judge, which I changed.
Below are my recommendations for judges for Clay County. To find more detailed info on them and other Missouri Judges, contact Front Line by calling (1-636-386-1789) or see Missouri Family Network's detailed research.
Judge Zel Fischer-- YES Updated--was contacted by someone who personally knows him to be a strong conservative
Judge Victor Howard-- NO
Judge James Edward Welsh-- Vote YES
Judge Alok Ahuja-- NO
Judge Mark D. Pfeiffer-- NO
Judge Karen Mitchell-- Vote NO
Judge Shane T. Alexander-- Vote YES
Judge K. Elizabeth Davis-- Vote NO (even though appointed by Rep)
Judge David P. Chamberlain-- Vote YES
Judge Don Norris-- NO
Also, there are TWO Republicans that I won't be voting for on November 2nd! William Norris and Jay Lawson both have issues that prevent me from voting for them.
I will be voting for Norris's opponent, Democrat Sheila Ernzen. She will be the first Democrat I have voted for since 1996. I refuse to vote for someone who "claims to be" a Republican that has restraining orders out against him.
As for Jay Lawson, he keeps switching parties so its hard to tell whether he is a Democrat or a Republican. A party switcher doesn't instill confidence in me, so I won't be voting for Lawson.
Previous Election posts:
--Five Missouri Ballot Questions for the November 2, 2010 Election!
--Clay County Republican Central Committee Says No to William Norris!
Thursday, October 21, 2010
As I've mentioned, I've been studying the Civil War with my son for school. I'm now doing further research for my own personal study. Imagine my delight when I found out how many books there are on the role women played in the Civil War.
Above are just some of the books I've checked out from the library. I've already read, Women at the Front and I'll Pass for Your Comrade.
It is amazing what so many women dared to do that was considered "unladylike" and "scandalous" behavior. Women were nurses, some out on battlefields with bullet holes in their dresses, as proof of their courage. Women were spies on both the north and the south side when it was an offense punishable by hanging. Women took over all duties at their homesteads when their men went off to fight. Somehow, they managed to run farms and businesses all while doing their 24/7 duties that they already had, including raising large families on their own.
Yet, last but not least, over 400 women disguised themselves as men so they could actually fight as soldiers on the battlefield.
I hope to do some individual reviews of the books and maybe profiles of some of the amazing women!!
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
The August 3rd Republican Primary gave voters a choice for Clay County Auditor. As even the KC Star pointed out, Jay Jones was well qualified while there were all kinds of questions about his opponent, William James Norris. Norris claimed to be a CPA and a graduate of William Jewel. Yet, several newspapers looked into these claims and found no record of them. Norris gave some weak excuses which were looked into, and were found wanting.
As if this wasn't enough, there were other ethical issues that were of concern. Several protection orders were taken out against William James Norris and are public record at www.courts.mo.gov/casenet. Yet, somehow, Norris ended up winning the Republican primary. This put Republicans in an awkward position. Did they want to support a candidate that appears to have some serious ethical issues?
The Clay County Republican Central Committee took a vote last night that they will NOT ENDORSE William Norris. A Press Release will be coming out shortly to that effect.
Also at the meeting:
Monday, October 11, 2010
Some of the most important items on ballots can often be propositions and amendments. Yet, often the wording on them is purposely misleading to try and pass things that the American people wouldn't support.
Missouri Family Network always does an excellent job on doing their homework for elections. Below are their endorsements, for more details, go here!
MISSOURI FAMILY NETWORK'S RECOMMENDATIONS
2010 General Election, November 2, 2010
Five Statewide Ballot Questions
Constitutional Amendment 1 - Vote “YES”, hold county assessors accountable!
Constitutional Amendment 2 - Vote “YES”, to support disabled former POWs!
Constitutional Amendment 3 - Vote “YES”, prohibit sales taxes on your home!
Proposition A - Vote “YES”, limit your local government income taxes!
Proposition B - B is Bad! - Vote “NO”, stop animal rights extremism!
For more information on Prop B see the special Metrovoice articles exposing HSUS.
You may also visit The Alliance for Truth at www.thealliancefortruth.com
and/or Missourians for Animal Care at www.missourifac.com.
Thursday, October 07, 2010
I am studying the Civil War with my youngest son and I am loving it. National Geographic's Atlas of the Civil War is an excellent, comprehensive book that covers every detail of the Civil War. It has excellent time lines for each year of the war.
The Civil War documentary by Ken Burns is wonderful. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it. I had numerous people recommend it to me and it is regarded as one of the best documentaries of all time.
Fields of Fury does a great job of highlighting the important battles and people of the Civil War.
The Civil War for Kids was one of several craft books that I got to do activities with my son. One of the things we are doing is making a Civil War alphabet book.
The Long Road to Gettysburg is an audio book telling about the events leading up to Gettysburg through the eyes of a Confederate and a Union soldier.
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
I just finished listening to Hand of Providence (The Strong and Quiet Faith of Ronald Reagan) by Mary Beth Brown. I can't say enough good things about it. I learned so much about Ronald Reagan's life and his faith.
The Cd version is great because it includes speeches that were made by those that were at Reagan's funeral. I especially loved the speeches by George W. Bush and Margaret Thatcher.
Yet, most of all I was amazed at what a personal and genuine faith that Reagan had that so many people, including myself, weren't aware of. Reagan's Mother was a strong Christian and an optimist, his Dad was an alcoholic and a pessimist. It isn't hard to see who Reagan chose to emulate.
As I listened, it reminded me once again how much I want to be an optimist like Ronald Reagan and Tony Snow. They both chose to be immersed in politics and yet, refused to become jaded.
Hand of Providence was so good that I am now inspired to read another book on Reagan's faith, God and Ronald Reagan. Stay tuned for a review in the future.
Why I Love Ronald Reagan~~Part 1
Why I love Ronald Reagan~~Part 2
Why I love Ronald Reagan~~Part 3
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Hat tip: ClayCOMOPolitics
Wow!!! Virginia Ironside was a guest on a talk show talking about whether abortion was an act of kindness. Here is what she had to say:
‘If a baby’s going to be born severely disabled or totally unwanted, surely an abortion is the act of a loving mother.’If you watch the video above you can see how shocked and horrified Reverend Joanna Jepson is, who was the other guest on the show.
She added: ‘If I were the mother of a suffering child – I mean a deeply suffering child – I would be the first to want to put a pillow over its face… If it was a child I really loved, who was in agony, I think any good mother would.’
Another guest on the show, GP Peter Evans, of the Christian Medical Fellowship, said:
'For us to make judgments that people are not worth life, not worth the opportunity to live, is a very dangerous thing.'As could be expected, "Disability rights advocates called her pro-eugenics approach “despicable.” I could think of more colorful words, but I'll refrain. Thank goodness most people are still shocked and outraged by this. My fear is that some day the liberal, pro-death movement will have made such an impact, that people will no longer be outraged.
Hot Air has more on other sickening comments that Ironside has made in the past, and they also cite how unfortunately, she is not alone in her morally bankrupt way of thinking.
Monday, October 04, 2010
I was in charge of our Republican booth this past weekend at a festival in our area. We gave out Roy Blunt Yard signs, bumper stickers and other materials for local Republican candidates. Blunt's opponent, Robin Carnahan has been running some deceptive ads, so we had a truth check sheet.
Yet, by far, the most popular item we gave away was the "Fire Pelosi" stickers. The Fire Pelosi Bus Tour is making the rounds and resonating with Americans. Meanwhile, Pelosi is punishing members of her own party that dare to criticize her.
Its going to be a very interesting election come November! The polls show that its very possible that Republicans could take back both the House and the Senate. Make sure you are helping support your Republican candidates!! Don't forget Mike's Top 10 Senate Races, he has recently revised it!!