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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