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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Encourage, Don't criticize

Therefore encourage one another and edify one another. 1 Thessalonians 5:11

We can improve our relationships with others if we become encouragers instead of critics. It is the greater person who does the right  thing; Christ's righteousness dwells in us to help us to do what is right. You are great in God's eyes when you choose to do right and bless others. 
No matter how rough your day is today, speak words that uplift and encourage those around you. Remember my previous blog post about life and death being in the power in the tongue? Encourage others if you notice them doing a good job, not just those you work with, but people wherever you go (store clerks, workers,etc,) Say something like, "I appreciate the extra the effort you are making to do your job." You can change your life and impact someone else's by choosing to speak positive words. 

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Thank You to the Veterans

Thank you to all the troops and their families for all the sacrifices you have made for this great country. May The Lord bless you all &GOD bless the United States of America :-)

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Democrats and Taxes, Learn Something.

 November 8, 2012 by derrickacoleman  


It seems like Barack Obama and his liberal followers are claiming that raising taxes will help our economy. Bill Clinton raised taxes and that led to the 90′s economic boom. Well that is a lie. As often as the sky is blue, liberals are caught lying. And now I’m about to expose yet another lie.
First I’ll start off by saying that high taxes won’t help solve our deficit.
As long as Obama continues to be the highest spending President ever, the deficit will never be reduced.
So how can we control the deficit? Well, Obama needs to stop spending. Cut programs we can’t afford. And cut taxes. Yes, I said cut taxes.
My mother (God Bless Her) owns a small business. I saw her build it up by herself, from the ground up and run it herself. So I’m somewhat aware of how a small business works.
With Obama and his 6 trillion dollar attitude still sitting in the White House and the Federal Reserves printing because of a lack of a leash, inflation continues to rise. The dollar is becoming less and less valuable, and this causes the price of products to rise. This hurts business. Now let’s take a look at taxes.
High taxes hurt business, and most are crippling under the weight of the taxes now, with the massive tax increase headed our way we can expect most will shut their doors, sadly.
When you cut taxes, business’s can afford to hire workers, as we know private sector jobs make America strong. With more people working there is a broader base of income tax payers. If you cut spending and cut taxes we will slowly be able to pay off this deficit we have. But of course Obama was reelected so I don’t see this happening.
If you believed Obama when he said the raising taxes will help rebuild the economy and to look at how Clinton did it. You’re too gullible.
I’ll explain why.
Liberals today, claim that the 1990′s economic boom has a direct result of the tax increases he pushed in his first term. This is false. Bill Clinton proved to us that economic prosperity doesn’t lie through taxing the wealthy, it lies through tax cuts, reform and a strong dollar…Hmm sounds like a Republican concept.
In 1993 Billy Clinton signed into action a tax increase. It raised the top two income tax rates from 36% to 39.6%. This also did away with the cap on the 2.9% medicare payroll tax. It raised the corporate tax rate to 35% and last but not least it raised the price of gas.
This is the exact method today’s liberals think will work. Well it doesn’t and if you think this helps the middle class you’re severely mistaken.
Well in the 1994 elections the democrats lost the house and senate. Things must have been bad. The Republicans gained 54 house seats and 8 senate seat taking control for the first time the long time… Interesting isn’t it, the economic boom of the 90′s took place when a Democratic President actually worked with a Republican Senate and House.
”Probably there are people in this room still mad at me at that budget because you think I raised your taxes too much. It might surprise you to know that I think I raised them too much, too.” – Bill Clinton.
During Clintons first term. The economy was at a standstill. With the high taxes the economy wasn’t growing.
Bill Clinton then devised an excellent flip flop on his tax policy and together with the Republican controlled House and the help of Newt Gingrich they reformed welfare, which was signed into action in 1996. This led to a massive reduction in the effective tax rates on the poor by improving the “getting out of welfare” benefits when people went back to work… Also lowered the amount of money the Government was spending on welfare. Newt also balanced the budget (knock knock Harry Reid).
The North American Free Trade continued, leading to massive trade between Mexico, Canada, and The United States.
Clinton signed into action a reduction in the capitol gains tax. He also singed the 1997 tax cuts that established Roth IRAs and increased the limits for deductible IRAs.
Also (here’s the big one) Federal spending was kept below 3%… Can Mr. Obama please read this? Inflation was also kept low and the dollar was strong.
After all these were singed into action the economy took off. Economic growth grew 4.2% annually. 2.1 million jobs were created annually. The unemployment dropped from 5.4% to 4.0%. As the capitol gains tax decreased, Hourly wages increased!!!!!!
401k’s shot up along with the stock market. Not to mention Bill Clinton had excellent timing with the internet and computer boom.
Revenue growth extended to over 59% a year which is about 143 billion a year. This combined with limited Government spending created a strong economic boom.
This created excellent wealth and strong times for our economy. It wasn’t done by raising taxes on the rich, or raising the capitol gains tax, nor by increasing federal spending (especially by 6 trillion).
This great boom happened not because we took the rich out of prosperity but because we freed the poor from the welfare system, we lowered tariffs, reduced taxes on the creators of wealth, limited the growth and the spending of the federal Government and maintained a strong dollar.
We can easily achieve this status again in time. But honestly not for another 4 years. Hopefully it will not be to late by then. It’s sad that Mitt Romney was going to do exactly all of these things. Bill Clinton took on a more Republican strategy for the economy thanks to the House and Senate and because of this the economy boomed.
Do not believe the Democrats and Obama when they say that raising taxes will create jobs, prosperity and wealth. These policies hurt the poor and the middle class the most.
This is the belief of the Democrats and Taxes, hope you learned something.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

“The moment you give up your principles, your values, you are dead, your culture is dead, your civilization is dead. Period.”—Oriana Fallaci

A Constitutional Republic, Not a Democracy | Madison Project

A Constitutional Republic, Not a Democracy | Madison Project


A Constitutional Republic, Not a Democracy

In case anyone needed a lesson in understanding the difference between democracy and a Constitutional Republic a.k.a. Europe and America, tonight’s results should serve as a clear message.  This is democracy in full force.
Why did we need a constitution?  Why are popular elections not a sufficient means of preserving liberty?
A pure unbridled democracy is a political system in which the majority enjoys absolute power by means of democratic elections.  In an unvarnished democracy, unrestrained by a constitution, the majority can vote to impose tyranny on themselves and the minority opposition.  They can vote to elect those who will infringe upon our inalienable God-given rights.  Thomas Jefferson referred to this as elected despotism in Notes on the State of Virginia (also cited in Federalist 48 by Madison):
An ELECTIVE DESPOTISM was not the government we fought for; but one which should not only be founded on free principles, but in which the powers of government should be so divided and balanced among several bodies of magistracy, as that no one could transcend their legal limits, without being effectually checked and restrained by the others.
Thus, a constitution that limited and divided the power of government was necessary to preclude elected officials from imposing tyranny on the people.  This is why they adopted a constitution with limited enumerated power, divided and checked across several branches and levels.
In other words, tonight’s narrow majority victory for Obama and the Democrats should not be so consequential.  Pursuant to the society we are supposed to be, elections are not the end all; the Constitution is the end all.  Elections should not be so consequential.  Forty-eight percent of us should not be forced into the tyranny of a government-takeover of much of our lives just because 50% vote for insidious characters who want to grow government for their own sake.
Yet, we no longer live in a Constitutional Republic.  We live in a pure democracy – one that is similar to Europe, in which the majority can pretty much vote for people who will vitiate the Constitution and implement any form of tyranny it pleases.  Screw the minority.  Yes, so much for minority rights, progressives.  As founder John Witherspoon noted, “pure democracy cannot subsist long nor be carried far into the departments of state – it is very subject to caprice and the madness of popular rage.”
Yet, there is still one element of our Constitutional Republic that has been preserved; the separation of powers between the executive and legislative branches and the separation of the individual states from the federal government.  We have held onto the House with roughly the same strong majority, plus we have added a number of new conservatives.  Additionally, we have picked up some state legislative chambers, increasing our majority control over a record number of state governments.

It is in the House and in the states that we must make our stand for God, Country, and Constitution; for liberty, freedom, and the American way of live.
If you’ve noticed over the past two elections, it is in the lower offices – the House and state legislatures – that we have made the biggest gains.
On a personal level, I am committed to growing a conservative majority in the House and the states, while holding the existing members accountable on all policy issues.  Through the Madison Project, Red State, and other venues, I and my colleagues will not rest until we grow a strong bench of viable conservative leaders who will, someday, run for higher office.
Onward, soldiers!