I agree. The only change to the Constitution I would support is a repeal of the 16th and 17th Amendments. I would not support a convention to do so. The Proponents say that they have to adhere to the origional intent of the convention, but the problem most don’t understand is that once the convention starts, they could “vote” to change the rules of the convention. Once that happens, all bets are off. The other thing pointed out is that the states won’t support bad amendments. Name me 12 states that you trust to hold a conservative line. Utah? They support Common Core and Agenda 21 (wether they know it or not). Idaho? Also supports Common Core and has sold part of the state to China. Wyoming? Statistically in the bottom of religious states in the union. Even Texas is under attack. If you can’t find 12 solid conservative states to protect us, I can’t support the convention.
As to term limits. There is nothing in the Constitution today that forces you to vote for the same people. If you’re not part of the candidate selection process (walking, donations, etc.) starting with or before the caucus and primaries, and / or you are not running yourself, you are part of the problem.
Balanced budget Amendment? Every propsoal I’ve read says they can suspend it during time of war. When in our recent history have we not been in a time of war?
Besides, if they don’t respect the Constitution as is now, why would they respect a bunch of Amendments?
The key is Education!
September 16, 2013 at 2:47pm
I see the city in Angola and just can’t help but think ICLEI and Agenda 21 :-(
Makes me think of Alice in Wonderland and the Queen of Hearts.
April 11, 2013 at 1:19pm
Assuming you are correct, I am sick of “strategic” moves by the GOP, the party is terrible at chess. What it usually means is “compromise” and that of course translates into the left getting 70+ % of what they want with a promise to get the remaining 30% later.
It’s time for the Grand Old Party to start standing their ground and standing on principle!
Classically Liberal, Founding Fathers, Conservative, Constitutional Principles. In other words, libertarian freedom deeply rooted in a nation that reads and adheres the the standards set forth in the Bible.
“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion . . . Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” John Adams
“I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.”
March 22, 2013 at 1:58pm
Good for you, though don’t discount us middle aged and older veterans. Someone is going to have to lead you younger grunts in the defense of liberty.
But the more accurate reason why the communist will loose, taking a quote from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Colored Dream Coat, “Don’t give up Joseph. Fight ’til you drop. We’ve read the book and you come out on top.”
March 22, 2013 at 1:22pm
Colorado’s problems, as I see them (as a tea party member living here) are:
1. “The Blue Print”: Colorado was selected to flop. It was planned and carried out very well. The Dems got the state supreme court which now rules in their favor and is responsible for gerrymandering our districts making it harder to win elections.
2. ICLE and Agenda 21, several of our college towns are now card carrying members.
3. Socially liberal Libertarianism. In the recent Gallop pole, Colorado barely missed the bottom 10 of least religious states. It’s a lot easier to win the social battles as a Dem if the “Republicans” agree with you. I’ve heard local “conservative” radio host supporting civil unions, legalizing marijuana, and even a “pro choice” stance. I agree with David Barton when he said, if you can compromise on life, you can compromise on anything.
I’m also a firm believer in the words of John Adam’s
“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” John Adams, Address to the Military, October 11, 1798
What makes a conservative conservative and is a red state red if it supports social liberalism? See Colorado for the answer.
March 19, 2013 at 1:10pm
#26 and #27 from Cleon Skowsen’s List of Communist Goals Contained in “The Naked Communist” (Written in 1958)
26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”
27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a “religious crutch.”
Check and Check.
“…and I think the ship has sailed and I think the church needs to just — this is the world we’re living in and we need to affirm people wherever they are.”
What does this say about where we are?
March 14, 2013 at 4:11pm
How about we kick CA out of the US and then deport all the transplants that can’t pass a US Citizenship test based on the Constitution, Free Markets, and Liberty?
For that matter we could do the same to New England and much of the East coast. I would hate to loose the original 13, but it’s obvious they have “progressed” far beyond the rest of us.
March 14, 2013 at 11:50am
I think it’s sad that white America now believes 3 kids is a large family. Children are a blessing from God. Each one is a unique joy. Please don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to judge anyone, each family is between God and the parents, I just think it’s sad that we have let ourselves get to a state of mind where we believe 3 kids is too many.
February 28, 2013 at 4:15pm
At gramma b
I had the same thought.
February 27, 2013 at 6:44pm
When did conservative equal only “fiscal” conservative? It seems, anymore, when we speak of “conservatives” we are only talking about fiscally, so we can include libertarians under the same tent. But more & more I’m convinced that seeking only fiscal conservationism will not save our country. I am getting tired of the argument that Republicans can not address social issues or we will loose. Guess what, we are loosing. Maybe it’s time to take a moral stand. If we fail, at least we fail defending what we believe instead of compromising.
Consider the words of Isiah, a warning today just as much as to the northern (lost) tribes of Israel:
10: Hear the word of the Lord, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.
9: The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.
19: And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees’ excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.
If the founding fathers were libertarian, it was confined by a strong belief in the principles of Natures God.
“I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever.”
– Thomas Jefferson
December 19, 2012 at 1:08pm
Has anyone else noticed that our school choir or band performances these days have at least one Hanukkah song, at least one Kwanzaa (or African / Swahili sounding song) and one “Winter Festival” type song (think Jingle Bells, or anything to do with snow), after all we don’t want to offend anyone. Which is why they also rarely get to perform actual Christmas songs that contain religious symbols or mention Christ.
Or may be I just see conspiracies everywhere these days ;-)
And of course Christ was not born on Christmas Day, meaning that the choice of that date is also related to cultural of tradition. Let's do some christian jeopardy .... why did early Christians choose December 25 as the made up day of Christ's birth??
Christmas is the catholic implementation of pagan traditions around winter solstice in an attempt to unite the Roman Empire. Same thing with Easter. It's all rooted back to Babylon and Nimrod. Jesus was actually born in September. I don't begrudge anyone that celebrates these holidays but I know where they come from and I know they're nonsense. Also, Jesus wasn't crucified on Good Friday and he wasn't resurrected on Easter Sunday. It's all nonsense perpetrated by Catholicism.
grrr! all that inclusion just makes me hoppin' mad. FAIL
@JROOK... because they are a deceived people. Christ was born in the early fall, probably early September. Even one of our major American-cultural songs says so. Very little research proves he was not born in December, and especially not December 25th. Some research might show that Nimrod was born on December 25th. If people really knew where the customs and traditions of Christmas came from, and really believed God when he said "don't do as the heathen" for they cut down a tree and deck it with silver and gold... Read JER. 10:first few verses, maybe they'd STOP recognizing and participating in these pagan customs. They are an abomination to God. If our creator wanted us to celebrate the day, he would have given us instructions on how to celebrate it. He instead, gives us his Holy Days to keep, with detailed instructions for each one, which picture his plan for all mankind. But very very few keep those days. Only God's true church keeps those days. God says, "The whole world is deceived!" So, they continue to do what is right in their own eyes, and therefore, God will punish this nation(his chosen people) for their many sins. One day, they will know that a prophet had been sent among them, and that God meant what he said when he gave us explicit instructions and warnings... and we did not heed them. God have mercy on this nation!
Thank your ACLU. Actually, you can not thank the ACLU, you must thank the leadership of that organization.
For that we must go to Rabbi Daniel Lapin, where, in "America's Real War," by Mutnomah Publishers, 1999 said: ... The ACLU's leadership is almost reminiscent of a temple board meeting.
darkknight91 - Christ was born in April and died around the same time of the year.
Christ died prior to the Jewish Sabbath, which began on Friday night, and was resurrected on Sunday allowing for three days (part of Friday, Saturday and part of Sunday) in the tomb (Biblically supported).
Bible and revelation have made these truths known to us.
Nice try though.
Ok fine here ya go then JROOK
"The Christian minority was greatly concerned with distancing itself from the larger, public pagan religious observances, such as sacrifices, games & holidays. This was still true as late as the violent persecutions of the Christians conducted by the Emperor Diocletian 303 - 312 C.E.
This changed only after Constantine converted to Christianity. --Christmas may well have acquired some pagan trappings. But we don’t have evidence of Christians adopting pagan festivals in the third century, at which point dates for Christmas were established. It seems unlikely that the date was simply selected to correspond with pagan solar festivals.
The Dec. 25 feast existed before 312—before Constantine's conversion, at least. We have seen, the Donatist Christians in North Africa seem to have know it from before that time. Furthermore, in the mid- to late fourth century, church leaders in the eastern Empire concerned themselves not with introducing a celebration of Jesus’ birthday, but the addition of the December date to their traditional celebration on January 6"
previous quotes from http://www.bib-arch.org/e-features/christmas.asp
Mcsledge, let me give you a free lesson in the faith you profess. Jesus was 33 1/2 when he was crucified. He began his ministry at 30 and it went for 3 1/2 years. If he was crucified in the Spring, he would have to be born in the Fall, therefore making his birthday in September when the sheep were still out at night. He was not crucified before the Sabbath, but the Hi Sabbath. They are two distinctly different days. It was Passover that week and it fell on Thursday. If he died the ninth hour (3 pm) on Friday and was resurrected before the sun came up on Sunday, how is that 3 days? The Jewish day ends at sundown (around 6 pm) and doesn't begin until sunrise (around 6 am). According to your own beliefs, he was dead one day and 3 hours, and one night and a partial night because you have no clue what hour he was raised. Mary Magdalene arrived before sunrise Sunday and he was gone. He was crucified Wednesday and died at 3 pm and rose Saturday at 3 pm. 3 days and 3 nights. You're buying into the catholic brainwashing. Nice try, though.
since when is evidence acceptance and "loving your neighbor" a conspiracy?
That must be locl cuz I don't see that in my nephew's school nor in the school my gf's sons attend.
Sounds like the same doctrine as the Ku Klux Klan just the other side of the coin.
Needing to know the answers to the history of Kwanzaa has tortured my every waking hour.
You're a tool!
What does it matter EXACTLY WHEN we memorialize something, especially when we don't know the exact date? Jesus is the Light of the World, so memorializing His coming to His earth in the middle of the winter is VERY APPROPRIATE. If that date was chosen as a type of "baptism" of winter solstice celebrations, wise early church leaders, thank you!
Many people in the past did not know exact dates of when they were born, sometimes even exact years! A date was chosen and their birthday was celebrated, and those who knew and love them gave thanks for there time here on earth.
We Christians are the same way, we are celebrating the coming of our Savior, as a baby, as foretold in the Old Covenant (Testament).
You, however, have free will not to believe, acknowledge or celebrate this memorial. That's God's first gift to you, free will. If you choose that gift, but not his second gift, Jesus who paid for the sins of all in the world, that's your choice, but leave us alone and we'll leave you alone. Just don't click on the stories that you know you don't really want to read.
Wish you would believe, as God does not want any to be "lost," you're choice! (II Peter 3:9)
No one in school knows anything about the Christian traditians anymore. Christmas Day is Dec 25, the birthday of our Lord and Savior, exactly 9 months after the Annunciation (the day the angel Gabrial announced to our Blesed Lady she would be the Mother of God on March 25.) Those interested in the tradition of the Catholic church should read up on the fathers of our church.
@Darkknight- a whole day and parts of two days would be considered three days according to the Jewish customs of that time. Sorry, but you're wrong. BTW, I'm not Catholic, I'm Baptist.
I come from South Africa, and have never heard of Kwaanza, it is a made up holiday,feast or call what u want, it's an American made up event! No Kwaanza in Africa, sorry about that, but if it makes u happy,all it does is perpetuate the separation of the races in America!! What a pity , but it's by design so that the Black leaders can keep the black Americans under their control by feeding them all that BS!!
I feel bad there are so many decent black folks that want to join mainstream society, but are kept out by celebrating made up Kwaanza,as for the idiots that wear their pants under their asses , designs carved into their hair, they are keeping themselves out of mainstream society,and from advancing or getting a worthwhile job! I certainly would'nt hire them! Do u blame me?
December 25th was the perfect day. All of the stores are closed anyway.
Have a Happy HanaRamaKwanzMas.
December 7, 2012 at 5:50pm
I agree, the message being presented isn’t about her sexuality, it’s about a popular talk show host / comedian selling product (nothing news worthy here, they all do it). Just like Macy’s message wasn’t about Donald Trumps Politics. I do however have a problem when JCP crosses that line and makes sexuality the message as has been done this last summer with two “Dad’s” playing with their son in some of their news paper adds. Top that off with their implications behind the add having two tweens dressing, that’s why I choose not to shop at JCP.
December 5, 2012 at 12:51pm
“…if the wider party accepts the fundamental shift on this issue – and on social issues generally – that has taken place not only among young voters, but nationwide.”
“young voters cast their votes on social issues first and foremost.”
We have a choice. To get the “youth” vote, we will have to abandon our Social Conservative Principles. Regardless of economic values, this article claims the “young voters cast their votes on social issues first and foremost.” It seems pretty simple, to win their vote we must become the party of Social Liberals, only then will our message of Fiscal Conservatism be heard.
If you ever read Isaiah you know what destroyed the kingdom of Israel. So the choice is clear, win their vote and loose the soul of our nation, or lose their vote and probably lose the election thus losing our nation. The only real hope is to bring our country back to one nation under God.
We always paraphrase Joshua 24:15, but I would like to quote it in its entirety:
“15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
Do you recall what the land was like “on the other side of the flood”? Is that what we want for our country? I stand with Joshua, “but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
There is another choice, a winning choice. The GOP doesn't have to be the party of legislated morality. We only need to be the party of liberty. We have to accept, and propagate the idea, that people should be responsible for themselves. We have to be the party of small government, constitutional limits, low or no taxes, anti-war and pro peace, no federal regulation on business, a strong currency, state sovereignty, nullification, and even secession.
We cannot be the second Democrat party. We can't be Democrat-lite. We cannot be moderate statists.
Texas Chris - And redefining marriage isn't legislating morality? What about hate crime laws or anti discrimination laws that social liberals champion? Aren't those legislating morality?
October 12, 2012 at 1:22pm
“help that was given to people to make their homes more energy efficient” – OK, how about “green welfare”?
“grants to public entities constructing high speed rail lines” – That’s not Pork?
“and tax credits to manufacturers to install equipment fostering cleaner energy” – Can you say ICLEI? If special interest isn’t pork, then what is?
If AP applied anymore spin to their “FACT”s I’d be dizzy…