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We’re Better Than This, Mr. President

In E-Mail Tidbits, The Pastor's Blog on November 24, 2009 at 7:24 AM

Someone sent an e-mail to me recently, and I thought it was pretty funny at first, but on further consideration, I couldn’t help being embarrassed. In the midst of all the things gone wrong, the supposed health care crisis, fake global warming, and all the other catastrophes the current administration doesn’t want to waste, I find it distasteful to see and hear of our president lampooning our country’s exceptionalism and spirit.

While President Obama should be thankful for the capitalist nature of our society, it seems he takes choice opportunities to criticize its virtues while attempting to lower our values and standards. It seems he wants us to be on equal footing with the rest of the world. By God’s amazing grace and power, we are exceptional, and we should never forget what brought us to this point. It certainly wasn’t our own greatness; it was the grace of God.

I believe many of the people who voted for the president are waking from their sleep and beginning to see right through the catastrophe they created. Let’s hope so, anyway. Let us never again fall into a place where we think the only hope we have is the type of person who currently resides in the White House. What a mess! How’s that hope and change working out for you?

Our only real hope lies in the promises of God’s word. Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God, is our hope, and if we allow him to, he will change our lives for our good. We are better than what we have seen recently; our hope isn’t about us and we can’t fix our problems by ourselves. The whole world needs Jesus. Isn’t it time to pick ourselves up by our boot straps and run to Calvary?

Left-Wing Stooges – Not Funny at All!

In E-Mail Tidbits, Politics, The Pastor's Blog on October 15, 2009 at 7:35 PM

Someone just sent me an e-mail that speaks volumes about the plight of our great nation. When Bo, Blinky and Harry run the show, debt happens at an alarming rate, and the march to destruction seems to be the number one priority. Honestly, the real stooges would probably do a better job running our country than the ones in the picture. What do you think about it?

Three Stooges

The original e-mail had the following quote attached to the bottom of the page, just as I have done. After scouring the net, though, I could not substantiate it even though it is cited in numerous publications. There just isn’t a source for what she is supposed to have said.

According to a Wikiquote article, the following seems logical:

Update: Margaret Thatcher, in a TV interview for Thames TV This Week [[1]]on Feb. 5, 1976, Prime Minister Thatcher said, “…and Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They [socialists] always run out of other people’s money. It’s quite a characteristic of them.”

What these three are doing to our country is definitely not funny. They are forcing something on the American public that Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Wilson Reagan fought so hard against – socialism, communism and any other ism which stifled the excellence of capitalism. Sadly, there are too many in our country who are asleep at the wheel and have no clue who’s in office. Perhaps they should take a look at the poster!

For the president, it’s one mistake after another, and the other two sharing space on the poster are right behind him. Sad, but true.

Mr. President, Who Are You Talking About?

In E-Mail Tidbits, Politics, The Pastor's Blog on May 7, 2009 at 1:27 AM

This is old news, but something that is still of interest. I don’t know who the author of the following e-mail is, but it certainly is thought-provoking. A friend sent it to me today, and I though it would be good for you to read what it says. The picture speaks volumes about the president’s obsession with placing blame for all the nation’s ills on the previous administration. You can even watch as the president, once again, speaks out of turn.

E-mail follows:

President Barack Obama said in Turkey: “We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values.”

I  found this very interesting.
Do you know the Preamble for your state? . .

Be sure to read the message at the bottom!


Alabama 1901, Preamble

We the people of the State of Alabama, invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish the following Constitution..
Alaska 1956, Preamble
We, the people of Alaska, grateful to God and to those who founded our nation and pioneered this great land.
Arizona 1911, Preamble
We, the people of the State of Arizona, grateful to Almighty God for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution…
Arkansas 1874, Preamble
We, the people of the State of  Arkansas, grateful to Almighty God for the privilege of choosing our own form of government…
California 1879, Preamble
We, the People of the State of California, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom…
Colorado 1876, Preamble
We, the people of Colorado, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of Universe…
Connecticut 1818, Preamble.
The People of Connecticut, acknowledging with gratitude the good Providence of God in  permitting them to enjoy.
Delaware 1897, Preamble
Through Divine Goodness all men have, by nature, the rights of worshipping and serving their Creator according to the dictates of their consciences….
Florida 1885, Preamble
We, the people of the State of Florida, grateful to Almighty God for our constitutional liberty, establish this Constitution…
Georgia 1777, Preamble
We, the people of  Georgia, relying upon protection and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish this Constitution…
Hawaii 1959, Preamble
We , the people of Hawaii, Grateful for Divine Guidance … Establish this Constitution..
Idaho 1889, Preamble
We, the people of the State of Idaho, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings.
Illinois 1870, Preamble
We, the people of the State of Illinois, grateful to Almighty God for the civil , political and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors.
Indiana 1851, Preamble
We, the People of the State of Indiana, grateful to Almighty God for the free exercise of the right to choose our form of government.
Iowa 1857, Preamble
We, the People of the State of Iowa, grateful to the Supreme Being for the blessings hitherto enjoyed, and feeling our dependence on Him for a continuation of these blessings, establish this Constitution.
Kansas 1859, Preamble
We, the people of Kansas, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious privileges establish this Constitution.
Kentucky 1891, Preamble..
We, the people of the Commonwealth are grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties..
Louisiana 1921, Preamble
We, the people of the State of Louisiana, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties we enjoy.
Maine 1820, Preamble
We the People of Maine acknowledging with grateful hearts the goodness of the Sovereign Ruler of the Universe in affording us an opportunity .. And imploring His aid and direction.
Maryland 1776, Preamble
We, the people of the state of Maryland, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberty…
Massachusetts 1780, Preamble
We…the people of Massachusetts, acknowledging with grateful hearts, the goodness of the Great Legislator of the Universe In the course of His Providence, an opportunity and devoutly imploring His direction
Michigan 1908, Preamble
.   We, the people of the State of Michigan, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of freedom, establish this Constitution.
Minnesota, 1857, Preamble
We, the people of the State of Minnesota, grateful to God for our civil and religious liberty, and desiring to perpetuate its blessings:
Mississippi 1890, Preamble
We, the people of Mississippi in convention assembled, grateful to Almighty God, and invoking His blessing on our work.
Missouri 1845, Preamble
We, the people of Missouri, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, and grateful for His goodness . Establish this Constitution…
Montana 1889, Preamble.
We, the people of Montana, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty establish this Constitution ..
Nebraska 1875, Preamble
We, the people, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom . Establish this Constitution.
Nevada 1864, Preamble
We the people of the State of Nevada, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, establish this Constitution…
New Hampshire 1792,   Art. I. Sec. V
Every individual has a natural and unalienable right to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience.
New Jersey 1844, Preamble
We, the people of the State of New Jersey, grateful to Almighty God for civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors.
New Mexico 1911, Preamble
We, the People of New Mexico, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty..
New York 1846, Preamble
We, the people of the State of New York, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, in order to secure its blessings.
North Carolina 1868, Preamble We the people of the State of North Carolina, grateful to Almighty God, the Sovereign Ruler of Nations, for our civil, political, and religious liberties, and acknowledging our dependence upon Him for the continuance of those…
North Dakota 1889, Preamble
We , the people of North Dakota, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, do ordain…
Ohio 1852, Preamble
We the people of the state of Ohio, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings and to promote our common.
Oklahoma 1907, Preamble
Invoking the guidance of Almighty God, in order to secure and perpetuate the blessings of liberty, establish this
Oregon 1857, Bill of Rights, Article I Section 2.
All men shall be secure in the Natural right, to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their consciences
Pennsylvania 1776, Preamble
We, the people of Pennsylvania, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, and humbly invoking His guidance….
Rhode Island 1842, Preamble.
We the People of the State of Rhode Island grateful to Almighty God for the civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing…
South Carolina , 1778, Preamble
We, the people of he State of South Carolina grateful to God for our liberties, do ordain and establish this Constitution.
South Dakota 1889, Preamble
We, the people of South Dakota, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberties …
Tennessee 1796, Art. XI..III.
That all men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their conscience…
Texas 1845, Preamble
We the People of the Republic of Texas, acknowledging, with gratitude, the grace and beneficence of God.
Utah 1896, Preamble
Grateful to Almighty God for life and liberty, we establish this Constitution.
Vermont 1777, Preamble
Whereas all government ought to enable the individuals who compose it to enjoy their natural rights, and other blessings which the Author of Existence has bestowed on man ..
Virginia 1776, Bill of Rights, XVI
Religion, or the Duty which we owe our Creator can be directed only by Reason and that it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian Forbearance, Love and Charity towards each other
Washington 1889, Preamble
We the People of the State of Washington, grateful to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution
West Virginia 1872, Preamble
Since through Divine Providence we enjoy the blessings of civil, political and religious liberty, we, the people of West Virginia reaffirm our faith in and constant reliance upon God ..
Wisconsin 1848, Preamble
We, the people of Wisconsin, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, domestic tranquility…
Wyoming 1890, Preamble
We, the people of the State of Wyoming, grateful to God for our civil, political, and religious liberties, establish this Constitution…


After reviewing acknowledgments of God from all 50 state
constitutions, one is faced with the prospect that maybe, the ACLU and the out-of-control federal courts are wrong! If you found this to be ‘Food for thought’ send to as many as you think will be enlightened as I hope you were.

Cartoons and Politics

In E-Mail Tidbits, Politics, The Pastor's Blog on November 3, 2008 at 1:50 PM

With all the serious stuff we’ve seen on television and heard on the radio, I felt is was time to add a little levity to this blog. There is already way too much sadness going on in light of the way many Americans are speaking about this election. One vote for Illinois senator Obama is way too many, IMHO.

In an Augusta Chronicle cartoon by Rick McKee, Senator Obama is faced with his wacky, left-wing ideas, and doesn’t like what he sees. It’s good to take money from other people, but not so much when confronted with the idea he will have to share with others. Take a look.

That’s pretty funny to me, but shows just the kind of person we are dealing with. America, you need to wake up before it’s too late. Do you know the kind of person he is? If not, why would you even vote for him?

Someone gave me an e-mail last week, and I though it was hilarious, but sad at the same time. Look at the following commentary and picture, and see if it hits home with you.


I don’t know who should get the credit for the above e-mail, so please help me out. If you are the author, let me know and I will be sure to rectify the situation. Thanks.

An Obama E-Mail – Is It True?

In E-Mail Tidbits, Politics on September 23, 2008 at 5:46 PM

It is no secret to anyone reading this blog how I stand firmly against Senator Obama’s bid for presidency. It is my opinion he is a dangerous man and would, if elected, do more harm than good because of his distorted views on a variety of subjects. Much of what has been said about this man is true, and much of it is false; it is difficult to distinguish between the two.

While I do not support the Obama/Biden ticket, and wish others would have the sense not to either, it is not my wish to spread untruths about any of the candidates. Wouldn’t it be wonderful for each candidate to speak to the issues while not destroying opponents in the process? That is quite a lot to hope for, especially in this election cycle. Mudslinging has risen to new heights, or lows, depending on how you view the situation.

Since the announcement of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as Senator John McCain’s running mate, we have endured the most vile, vicious, insidious and disgusting attacks of any presidential campaign. The left has not run a decent campaign; they continue pushing the envelope on what most rational people would consider over the line. Honestly, Governor Palin’s family should be off limits to verbal attacks and jabs; they are not running for office. The Palin family is a typical one with faults and failures, to be sure. Leave them alone.

The reason for this post is a desire to voice my opinions about an e-mail received this morning. It’s one that’s been circulating around for a while now, and casts the Illinois senator in a bad light. Trust me, he doesn’t need an e-mail full of false and misleading statements to highlight his inadequacies and dangerous agendas. This e-mail is probably old news to many of you, but it is new to me, so please bear with me.

After reading through the comments in the e-mail, something didn’t seem right. Although the content sounded right, I just didn’t feel comfortable with the wording. I decided to do some investigating and did a Google search. Two sites confirmed my suspicions regarding the content of the noted e-mail and have plenty of documentation to refute what was said. The first site I visited was FactCheck.org. A reader asked a question about the same correspondence I received, and here it is:

Q: Did Obama write that he would “stand with the Muslims” and that he nurses a “pervasive sense of grievance and animosity” toward whites?
Can you guys provide some context to this e-mail. Not sure if you have already but thought I would pass it along. Thanks.

Basically, the answer can be summed up as follows:

A: No. A widely circulated e-mail fabricates some quotes from Obama’s books and twists others.
Anyone looking for Barack Obama’s real sentiments about whites, blacks and Muslims won’t find them in this scurrilous collection of falsified, doctored and context-free “quotations.” The e-mail claims to feature words taken from Obama’s books, “The Audacity of Hope” (2006) and “Dreams from My Father” (1995, republished in 2004). But we found that two of the quotes are false, and others have been manipulated or taken out of context.

The second site I looked at was Snopes.com – In His Own Words. It basically says the same thing as the first site – the e-mail is full of distortions and devoid of context. Please take a moment to look at the sites and draw your own conclusions. Do we really know for sure about the Illinois senator, Barack Obama? When it’s all said and done, I believe there is much we don’t know, and can’t count on our biased left-wing media to dig into the matter.

For once, I would like to see our media give the same amount of scrutiny to the Obama/Biden ticket as we have seen with McCain/Palin. What can be said regarding Senator Obama’s ties to questionable characters and his overly fast rise in political circles? Why is Hollywood so madly in love with him? There are more questions, but they will have to wait.