Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Banning School Prayer

Have you ever wondered what the consequences were of banning school prayer in 1962? Did you know there is a correlation between the banning of school prayer and the rise in crime in this country? Based on statistics from different government agencies we can see that there is a rise in teen pregnancy, divorce, rape, violent crime, and single parent households, all of them going steadily up since 1962. There has been a similar decline in SAT scores and the standing of US students compared to the rest of the world.

That decision by the Supreme Court in 1962 changed the legal and moral climate of our country and not in a good way. Perhaps we should consider bringing this simple prayer back to our schools:

"Almighty God we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee, and we beg Thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers, and our Country."
Read more about the Supreme Court decisions and the resulting decline of morality in America.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Navy for Moms Christmas Project

The Navy for Moms Holiday project has been completed! Most everyone has mailed off their packages this week so we are hoping they get there before Christmas and that the sailors enjoy them. Here is my contribution to the project. Five boxes with 80 goody bags.



Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to the USS Nimitz and Carrier Strike Group 11!

Friday, November 13, 2009

A Fallen Hero, Aaron Aamot

Our county had its first casualty in Afghanistan last week. The body of 22 year old Aaron Aamot was brought home today (November 12, 2009).

Hundreds (some news reports said thousands) of people lined Main Street, most of them holding flags or signs. There was a fire truck on either side of Main street. Their extended ladders met over the street and a huge American flag was suspended from them.

When word was received that the motorcade was on its way, traffic was blocked off of Main Street. First there were 5 or 6 motorcycle cops with all their lights on. They were followed by the hearse carrying the flag draped casket, then cars driven by the military escorts carrying the family members. There were many police cars, fire trucks, ambulances, and state troopers cars all with lights blazing. Following all that there were about 60 motorcycles.

As the motorcade passed, everyone became very quiet. Some removed their hats, some saluted. I stood there with tears streaming down my face. I did not expect to get so emotional about it. I did not know the young man and I do not know the family. Maybe it is because I have a 22 year old son currently serving on a ship that is providing air support for the ground troops in Afghanistan. Maybe it was because I was thinking of this grieving family. I read that the family is Christian and they said this is only a temporary separation. I'm glad that they have that. I don't know how you get through something like this otherwise.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Navy for Moms Christmas Project

The USS Nimitz along with Carrier Strike Group 11 deployed in July of this year and is in the Indian Ocean supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. The strike group was recently informed that their deployment would be extended from 6 months to 8 months.

A group of moms on Navy For Moms has taken on the task of providing a Christmas stocking or goody bag to each sailor in Carrier Strike Group 11. The strike group is made up of the USS Nimitz, The USS Chosin, The USS Sampson, and the USS Rentz as well as several air wings.

Many groups across the country are helping us. There are realtors, ladies’ groups, Boy Scouts, school children, American Legion, VFW, Moose Lodges, Elks, Wal-Marts, Targets, K-Marts and others. The cost of this project will be more than $10,000 for bags, candy, other goodies and postage. We appreciate the generous support of all who have donated!

These gifts will serve as a “Thank You” as well as a holiday wish to our sailors who cannot be home for Christmas this year. Read more about it at Navy for Moms Holiday Project





Proud Mom of a USS Nimitz Sailor

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Tea Party

Yesterday, October 21, 2009 my husband and I attended a Tea Party in Bellingham, Washington. For an hour and a half we stood on the sidewalk in the pouring rain on the Guide Meridian and held our signs. Along with hundreds of others we protested about high taxes, excessive spending, property rights, and the unresponsiveness of government. We still have free speech and the right to peaceably assemble and that is what the Tea Parties are all about. There was no violence, only people expressing their dissatisfaction with their government.
No one can do everything but everyone can do something. What can you do?

Friday, October 9, 2009

Ruler's Law or People's Law?

In America today when we think of a political spectrum we think of one side as “The Left” and the other side as “The Right.” Something like this:

Left<------------------------------------>Right
Communism....................................Facism

The Founding Fathers used a different spectrum. Theirs looked like this:

100%<------------------------------------>0%
Tyranny.........................................Anarchy
Rulers Law....................................No Law

This is a more accurate representation of the political spectrum in any country. The goal of the founding fathers was to have People’s Law. They aimed to put the government in the Balanced Center of this spectrum. Their first attempt at government was the Articles of Confederation. It was soon evident that in their effort to avoid tyranny at all costs, they had placed the government too close to anarchy. They didn’t have the three branches of government and there was no taxing power or enforcement laws. There were not enough laws in place even to keep Washington’s army at Valley Forge outfitted with food and supplies. The central government was too weak to provide for the men fighting the Revolutionary War. From this the founding fathers learned that the government had to be more thoughtfully structured.

Source: The Five Thousand Year Leap: 30 Year Anniversary Edition with Glenn Beck Foreword

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The 5000 Year Leap

The educational framework in this country needs a new paradigm. We certainly throw a lot of money at education. Yet year after year we graduate young adults that can barely read, cannot put together a coherent paragraph, and who have no knowledge of the founding of the United States. In one high school I know of they spent five weeks on a “me project” in health class meant to build self esteem. Five weeks of cutting pictures out of magazines to make a “me collage” and making a stress ball out of a balloon filled with flour. When I was in school this might possibly have been a second grade project, but certainly not something for the high school level. At the same time the students do not know what the Alamo was and cannot name our first president.

There is a book that every American citizen should read. It is called The 5000 Year Leap by W. Cleon Skousen. Instead of spending those precious 5 weeks on a silly self esteem class why not spend it on learning something truly important and relevant. This book should be required reading for every high school and college student. Every adult who did not learn these things in school needs to read this book. The author has thoroughly researched the thought processes, studies, and the considerations that the founding fathers took into account when they were building the foundation of this country. If this is something that you have not learned and if you know something is deeply wrong with the USA but you don't know what, then you need to read this book. Get this book, read it and then share it.

Read more about it here: The 5000 Year Leap

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A Letter from the Military Moms of America

The Military Moms group on As a Mom...A Sisterhood of Mommy Patriots has put together a letter to start a Silent Campaign on Washington. If you agree with this letter you may copy it and send it to President Obama.

Dear Mr. President,

Allow us to introduce ourselves: We are military moms.

As moms, we send our sons, daughters, husbands, and other family members to Afghanistan and other lands to protect the freedom of the United States. We love our country and while we can see it has problems, as moms we know they can be resolved by sticking to our founding principles, facing our problems directly and acting on sound solutions, making sure we teach our children in the process.

As the mothers of our troops, we were often our soldiers’ first example of leadership. We woke them for school in the mornings, helped them with their homework, encouraged them to try again when they failed and praised them for their success. We taught them dignity, honor, decency and respect for others.

As mothers in uniform, we demonstrate to our children the measure of our devotion to our nation by fighting for its freedoms. We sacrifice a life at home with our kids so others can enjoy a life with theirs. We know our children are proud of the cause of freedom we have taken up.

As military spouses with young children, we struggle to find the words to explain why a loved one has gone away. We comfort and assure them that all is well, but we know that it is not. Often, we pick up the pieces after a family member has fallen, when we are just beginning the blessed journey of parenthood.

As mothers of the United States Armed Forces, we have had enough of your conduct in this war. Our children and spouses have sworn an oath to uphold the Constitution in this, your most important job – protecting the citizens of this great nation. Here is our cry: Either give our military the resources to win in Afghanistan or risk the lives of every American citizen. Our silence on this issue is no more; we are determined to speak out and be heard. On behalf of our loved ones, the troops, who have long been ignored, we say:

Give our military the resources to win in Afghanistan.

As mothers, we strive not only to identify a problem, but to present a solution as well. Mr. President, we exhort you to listen to your appointed military leaders on the ground. Give them the freedom to fight this war – not only to postpone an ignominious retreat, but to declare the victory that every member of the United States Armed Forces knows we can achieve.

Mr. President, while our soldiers are losing lives, limbs, and sustaining life-changing injuries, you are blatantly ignoring the condition of our solider abroad.

For this, we respectfully demand an explanation.

As moms, we do not turn our faces away from painful problems. Yet the situation in Afghanistan has taken a back seat in your agenda.

For this, we politely demand an answer.

We express gratitude that the First Lady has made it her personal mission to improve the lives of military families; it is valuable indeed to have an advocate so near the Commander in Chief.

We trust the women in your life have taught you well, President Obama, so we would expect nothing less than a personal response to our message.

Sincerely,

The Military Moms of America
Cc: Members of Congress

Please send your responses to militarymomsofamerica@gmail.com

Thank you.

Mailing starts on October 15th and goes for 1 week. Mail one letter everyday. One is bound to get to Obama's desk. We want to keep this focused on the White House, it has been Obama's procrastination that has put our troops at risk.
E-mails will be kept at the white house along with your e-mail address if that doesn't bother you.
Go for it and e-mail the letter too.
Phone calls or faxes will also be good but just say the "as a mom" line so they know who we are!

Mailing address:

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington DC 20500
Phone numbers: 202-456-1111
202-456-1414
Fax 202-456-2461
Thank-you all and may God increase our numbers!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Patriotic T-Shirts and Gifts

It's not too early to think about Christmas! Patriotic America has lots of t-shirts and gifts for American Patriots. You can find magnets, stickers, and buttons to go in Christmas stockings as well as patriotic t-shirts, tote bags, and mugs to go under the tree. There are even t-shirts for your dog! It's all here! Get your Christmas shopping done early!




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Sunday, September 27, 2009

More Government Takeover of Credit and Transportation

Now that you have seen the Ten Planks of the Communist Manifesto and how we have pretty much adopted all of them, think about what George W. Bush, Barack Obama and the congress have done in the last year.

Massive bailouts and government takeovers including:
1. Bear Sterns 2008, $30 billion
2. Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac 2008, $400 billion
3. American International Group (A.I.G.) 2008, $180 billion
4. Auto Industry 2008, $630 billion
5. Troubled Asset Relief 2008, $700 billion
6. Citigroup 2008, $280 billion
7. Bank of America 2009, $142 billion

We see that we taxpayers have bailed out banks, mortgage companies and auto makers. There are rumblings that the government will take over student loans as well. Obama wants to nationalize health care. Do we want to be beholden to the government for personal loans, student loans, car loans, mortgages, and our health care? Here we see more centralization of credit in the hands of the state (Plank #5), and more government takeover of the transportation sector (Plank #6). I expect to see more of this in the Obama administration.

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Communist Manifesto

What does the Communist Manifesto have to do with Patriotic America? Have you ever read it? It was written by Karl Marx in 1848 and describes how to bring down capitalism and ruin a free enterprise system. The Ten Planks of the Communist Manifesto are a test to see if a country has become communist. Is America going down this road? Let’s see how America stacks up against the Ten Planks of the Communist Manifesto.

1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents to public purposes.
Have you ever tried not paying your property taxes? You really only rent your property from the government.

2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
We all know about this one.

3. Abolition of all right of inheritance.
We have the Federal and State Estate Tax among others.

4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
We see this in government seizures, tax liens etc.

5. Centralization of credit in the hands of the State, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.
This is the Federal Reserve. Every local bank belongs to the Federal Reserve who regulates all credit.

6. Centralization of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the state.
The Federal Communications Commission regulates cell phones, TV and radio among other things. The Department of Transportation, The Federal Aviation Administration, and State mandated driver’s licenses are other examples.

7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State; the bringing into cultivation of wastelands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
Department of Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service and others.

8. Equal liability of all to labor. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
Social Security Administration, Department of Labor, Unions, etc.

9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction town and country, by a more equable distribution of the population over the country.
Planning Reorganization Act of 1949 and others.

10. Free education for all children in public school. Abolition of children’s factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production.
Department of Education, the NEA and Outcome Based Education. Property taxes go to support public schools.

If you would like the read the whole thing for yourself you can order it from Amazon here: Manifesto of the Communist Party

Monday, September 21, 2009

Literacy, Thomas Paine and the American Revolution

Did you know that "In 1750 nearly 90 percent of New England women (and virtually all men) could read and write, giving this region a higher literacy rate than any other area in Europe or America?" (source: MSN Encarta). Later on, newspapers printed the proceedings of Congress so people could keep up on what their representatives were doing and hold them accountable. Who does that today? Out of sight out of mind is how we treat our representatives and senators in Washington. We are much too busy with TV, movies, video games, computers and all of our other amusements to think about what our elected representatives are doing. We are happily oblivious while they are walking away with the candy store. No one is holding them accountable. Perhaps the high literacy rate in early America accounts for the success of the pamphlet by Thomas Paine called Common Sense, a little publication that helped to ignite the American Revolution. People read it, understood it and took action. Glenn Beck has written a book, also called Common Sense, inspired by Thomas Paine's writing. It is inspiring a new, modern, peaceful revolution.
Glenn Beck's Common Sense: The Case Against an Out-of-Control Government, Inspired by Thomas Paine

Saturday, September 19, 2009

A Thomas Jefferson Quote

Thomas Jefferson said, "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free...It expects what never was and never will be." People must stay informed and vigilant if they expect to hold on to liberty. We have not been vigilant.


Education

It starts with education.  Americans today know very little about the founding of our nation.  An organization called Common Core took a survey of what American high schoolers know about history.  The results were dismal.  Common Core blamed it on six years of No Child Left Behind and George Bush.  I concede that No Child Left Behind might possibly have been a factor, but I contend that it started way before that.

High schoolers in Oklahoma were given the citizenship test and only 3% would have passed on the first try as opposed to 92% of immigrants who pass on the first try.  It is not just Oklahoma.  This is a widespread problem.
Highschoolers Fail Citizenship Test

"A primary object…should be the education of our youth in the science of government. In a republic, what species of knowledge can be equally important? And what duty more pressing…than…communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country?" -George Washington