John McCain “Boo!”-ed for Saying Obama Respects the Constitution

14 09 2009

Does Barack Obama, the duly elected president of the United States, respect the Constitution? For many of Obama’s critics, the answer is a resounding “No!” What evidence do the holders of this opinion put forth to defend it? Some argue the president has not provided a valid birth certificate. Others believe that he is overstepping the framers’ intent by attempting to set up a government-funded health care plan. For many more, it’s just a nagging suspicion born of cable television punditry and common sense.

Witness footage from earlier Tuesday when Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Obama’s former presidential rival, addressed a town hall meeting in Sun City, Ariz. Asked by a woman whether Obama was even aware that “we still live under a Constitution,” McCain rose to the president’s defense. That didn’t go over too well with the crowd.

For what it’s worth, the U.S. Constitution can be easily accessed online, if anyone is wondering whether the stimulus package or the proposed health care legislation violate that sacred document.

McCain needs to grow a backbone. Obviously, the people of America do not agree with him on his taking Obama’s side. For someone who was lied about by his oponent on his stands all throughout the presidential campaign and the election, he sure is quite willing to be buddy-buddy with him now. Really? don’t be so naive. This is not a game in which you’ll eventually get your back scratched as long as you scratch his. Sorry to burst your bubble, but you will never be best friends with Mr. President, McCain.

<original article take from Here.>


How Democracy Should Work: A Lesson From Honduras

14 09 2009

A friend of mine posted this as a note on her FaceBook. I thought I’d share it with you. A little elaboration of my article “…the Right of the People…”


Honduras teaches President Obama about how a Democracy should work!

Is the future of the United States democratic system being played out in Central America today? I hope so.

You may or may not have heard what has happened in Honduras during the past couple of months. Here’s the story in a nut shell.

Honduran President Manual Zelaya has been at odds with the Honduran Congress and Courts for many months, seeking to increase his power and authority to levels similar to those wielded by Hugo Chavez in Venezuela . But according to the Honduran Constitution, its president can only serve a single four year term. With his Presidency coming to an end in January, Zelaya wasn’t happy with that situation, so he decided to try an end around play.

He decided to sponsor a constitutional referendum to allow him to continue to serve as president. The only problem is the Honduran Constitution doesn’t give him the right to do that. Any constitution referendum must be called by the Honduran Congress. Not bothered by that minor detail, Zelaya contacted his buddy, Hugo Chavez, and had ballots printed and ballot boxes prepared in Venezuela and flown to Honduras . The Honduran Supreme Court declared Zelaya’s actions unconstitutional, but again, he was not deterred.

A couple of weeks ago, when Zelaya directed the military to distribute the ballots and boxes, the top military commander refused, citing the orders of the Supreme Court. President Zelaya promptly fired him. The Supreme Court ordered him reinstated. Zelaya refused.

Still undeterred, last Thursday Zelaya led a group of his supporters to break into the military installation where the ballots from Venezuela were being stored and then had his people distribute them in defiance of the Supreme Court’s order. By the way, elections in Honduras are supposed to be managed and overseen by the Honduran Election Tribunal, which was not involved in any of Zelaya’s efforts.

Sunday morning, acting under orders of the Supreme Court, the Honduran military dragged Zelaya out of bed at 6 AM, arrested him, put him on a plane in his pajamas, flew him to Costa Rica , and released him. They literally threw him out of the country.

The Honduran Congress immediately met in emergency session and designated its president as the interim executive as stipulated in Honduran law. It also said that presidential elections set for November will go forward.

Honduras has one of the strongest democracies in the world. When Presidential elections are held, typically 80-90% of the eligible population votes (compared to only 50% in the U.S. ). This situation clearly shows how democratic checks and balances are supposed to work.

When the President tried to overstep his bounds, the legislative and judicial branches stepped in and did not allow it. You might make a case that Zelaya should have been arrested and held in Honduras , but I understand he was exiled in order to minimize the probability of violence. Obviously, he will have an even better opportunity to state his case while not in confinement. In fact, he has already been invited to address the U.N. General Assembly.

So where does the U.S. government stand on this situation? Well, Obama stands shoulder to shoulder with Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro and Daniel Ortega in calling for Zelaya to be re-instated as President! PresidentObama said the U.S. government believed the takeover was “not legal” and that Zelaya remained the country’s leader! U.S. press secretary Robert Gibbs said “We’re seeking to restore that democratic norm in Honduras , and haven’t changed the recognition of who we believe is the president of that country”!

So much for the United States being the world’s biggest supporter of democracy! Even worse than the situation in Iran , where Obama remained silent while protesters were slaughtered in the streets by an oppressive government, in Honduras Obama has gone on record as calling for the re-instatement of a leader who has been ousted by his country’s legislative and judicial processes!

One might ask WHY?

Well, consider this;

No where in the U.S. Constitution does it give the government the power to fire private company employees. But how many bank and automotive executives have been forced out by Obama’s administration since January 20th?

No where in the U.S. Constitution does it give the government the power to own private companies. So how did the government end up owning 70% of General Motors Corporation?

No where in the U.S. Constitution does it give the government the power to set salaries in the private sector, as Obama’s administration is currently doing in banks that have taken TARP money.

No where in the U.S. Constitution does it give the executive branch the power to appoint Czars to make rules governing private industry, that role is reserved for the legislative branch of our government.

No where in the U.S. Constitution does it give the President the power to set aside contracts. So how did GM bond holders end up getting the shaft while the unions profited?

In fact, all of these things are prohibited by the U.S. Constitution.

Like Zelaya, Chavez, Castro, and Ortega, President Obama does not believe a country’s Constitution should limit his power.

Unfortunately, our Congress and our Courts have yet to show the courage and determination that the Honduran Legislators and Supreme Court have shown.

Isn’t it amazing that we have to look to a small country in Central America to see how democracy is supposed to work, while our President sides with the likes of Zelaya, Chavez, Castro, and Ortega!

Wake Up America !

“That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government.” – USA Declaration of Independence

A Baby’s Thoughts on Abortion

13 09 2009

Month One
Mommy, I am only 8 inches long, but I have all my organs. I love the sound of your voice. Every time I hear it, I wave my arms and legs. The sound of your heart beat is my favorite lullaby.

Month Two
Mommy, today I learned how to suck my thumb. If you could see me, you could definitely tell that I am a baby. I’m not big enough to survive outside my home though. It is so nice and warm in here.

Month Three
You know what Mommy, I’m a girl!! I hope that makes you happy. I always want you to be happy. I don’t like it when you cry. You sound so sad. It makes me sad too, and I cry with you even though you can’t hear me.

Month Four
Mommy, my hair is starting to grow. It is very short and fine, but I will have a lot of it. I spend a lot of my time exercising. I can turn my head and curl my fingers and toes, and stretch my arms and legs. I am becoming quite good at it too.

Month Five
You went to the doctor today. Mommy, he lied to you. He said that I’m not a baby. I am a baby Mommy, your baby. I think and feel. Mommy, what’s abortion?

Month Six
I can hear that doctor again. I don’t like him. He seems cold and heartless. Something is intruding my home. The doctor called it a needle. Mommy what is it? It burns! Please make him stop! I can’t get away from it! Mommy!! HELP me!! No…

Month Seven
Mommy, I am okay. I am in Jesus’s arms. He is holding me. He told me about abortion. Why didn’t you want me Mommy?


Every Abortion Is Just…
One more heart that was stopped. Two more eyes that will never see. Two more hands that will never touch. Two more legs that will never run. One more mouth that will never speak.

Abortion. Yes, it is your choice… but why?
As a mother, if you wouldn’t let anyone kill your child why would you…
Think about it, you are taking a life and he/she does feel the pain!

Your mother chose life… think about it.

“…the Right of the People…”

12 09 2009

“That whenever any Form of Government
becomes destructive of these ends,
it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,
and to institute new Government.”
~ Declaration of Independence,
United States of America 

September 11, 2001: We Remember…

11 09 2009

We Remember. We will Stand.

~~September 11, 2001: sometimes it’s easy to forgot. often something so painful is blocked out from memory. but we will remember. we are America: Land of the Free, Home of the Brave. God HAS blessed America, He shed His grace on our nation; may He continue to do so. ♥


To those who have given so much so that we might live in freedom: Thank you. This poem is for you….

We’re Still Standing

Those twin towers

Standing tall with pride,

Fell with grieving hearts.

Stunned, America cried.

But we’re still standing.

Bin Laden tried

To crush our land,

But we stood our ground

With our flag in hand

And we’re still standing.

Red for the valor

And the blood that fell.

White for the purity

Our heroes tell.

Blue for the justice

That will be done,

Proving once more

These colors don’t run

And we’re still standing.

By: Hannah Schoechert ©

A 7th grade student


~ To the fallen hero: Thank you.

~ To the soldier whose life is on the line fighting for freedom: Thank you.

~ To the soldier at home working behind the scenes: Thank you.

~ To the men in women in the reserves: Thank you.

~ To the fathers and mothers who raised our armies: Thank you.

~ To the husbands and wives of military personnel who sacrifice cherished time together: Thank you.

~ To the sons and daughters of our country: Thank you.

~ To our Country’s leaders: Thank you.

~ To the patriots of this great country: Thank you.

~ To those who pray for our nation: Thank you.

~ To those who oppose and fight against America: Thank you. You have made us stronger and more united.

~ To those who made the ultimate sacrifice so that yesterday’s, today’s, and tomorrow’s generations might live in freedom: Thank you.

~ To our founding fathers: Thank you.

~ To our flag, Old Glory: Thank you. You give us hope and strength every time you wave in the wind.


For Josh – stationed in Afghanistan
For Rob, cousin – deployments in Iraq, Afghanistan
For Karyn – stationed in MO
For Matthew – currently in TN
For Uncle Bill – retired WWII veteran
For Uncle Rob – retired veteran
For Casey – reserves
For Jamie – deployed in Iraq
For Grandpa V. – deceased, WWII veteran
For Rick – retired veteran
…and so many more.



We remember. We still stand. We still fight. Freedom.
God Bless America, Land that I love.

Joe Wilson: “You Lie, Obama!”

11 09 2009

Though perhaps a tad bit innapropriate to be yelling out at such a time, I do give the man (Joe Wilson) credit for taking a stand, knowing full-well what could possibly be the consequences of such an action. And hey, he did apologize afterwards…
I happen to agree with Wilson’s opinion… but then again, most politicians DO lie. It’s part of their job description. It *shouldn’t* be, but it is.

What Ever Became of the 56 Signers of the Declaration of Independance?

10 09 2009

Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?

Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died.

Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured.

Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War.

They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor. What kind of men were they?

Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists.

Eleven were merchants, nine were farmers and large plantation owners; men of means, well educated, but they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured.

Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his ships swept from the seas by the British Navy. He sold his home and properties to pay his debts, and died in rags.

Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move his family almost constantly. He served in the Congress without pay, and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him, and poverty was his reward.

Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer, Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.

At the battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted that the British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters. He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire. The home was destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.

Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months.

John Hart was driven from his wife’s bedside as she was dying. Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his children vanished.

Truly, we owe a great deal these men who GAVE so much so future generations could HAVE so much. Politicians today are concerned with “what they can get out of it” – that they don’t take a stand for what is right and worth the most. America, America! God shed His grace on Thee — And crowned thy good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea.