Obama Health Insurance: More Harm than Good

Fallout on Obamacare: Ending the Shutdown notwithstanding, everyone from all walks of life is finding that government-run health insurance is more about lies, corruption and abuse; more about harm than good. It is still socialism, still robs people of their liberty.

 

Senator Ted Cruz has the courage to spell it out.

obamacaresocialismCRUZ:  The deal that has been cut provides no relief to all the young people coming out of school who can’t find a job because of Obamacare.  It provides no relief to all the single parents who have been forced into part-time work, struggling to feed their kids on 29 hours a week.  It provides no relief to all the hardworking families who are facing skyrocketing health insurance premiums, and it provides no relief to all the seniors, to all the people with disabilities who are right now –

CRUZ:  — getting in the mail notifications from their health insurance companies that they’re losing their health insurance because of Obamacare.

CRUZ:  It is my understanding from leadership, it is likely to occur today.  I have no objections to the timing of this vote.  And the reason is simple: There’s nothing to be gained from delaying this vote one day or two days.  The outcome will be the same.  Every Senator, every member of the House is gonna have to make a decision where he or she stands. But there’s no benefit, I’ve never had any intention of delaying the timing of this vote.

CRUZ:  Fifteen thousand UPS employees got a notification in the mail that they were losing spousal coverage, that their husbands and wives were all losing the health insurance that they wanted and they like.  That is happening all over the country.  It’s wrong.  And the focus in my view should not be on the politics of Washington.  The politics of Washington at the end of the day doesn’t matter.  What the focus should be is on making Washington, DC, listen to the American people and respond to the very real harms that Obamacare is causing to millions of people.

RUSH Limbaugh: The Democrat Party and their buds in the media have lied to the American people about Obamacare.  They have purposely kept from them the truth about it, and they are going to learn the truth simply by living their lives and doing what the law requires them to do.  They are going to learn the truth about it from the actual interaction with it, not from hearing somebody tell them about it that they might not believe.

They’re going to encounter the truth by actually coming into contact with it. It’s already starting to happen, and there’s gonna be a price to pay for this, for Obama and his buddies in the Democrats.  I don’t pretend to know what the price is.  But there’s gonna be a price.  They have totally misled people. They’ve totally lied.  They didn’t vet this bill just like they didn’t vet Obama.  They have purposely lied!  People in the media have purposely misled people about what this health care reform bill is.

They have been told it’s free or it’s cheap, that the cost takes $2500 off your premium, that the uninsured are gonna be covered and that everybody’s gonna get treatment, and none of that is true for anywhere near a majority of the people.

 

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Obama Fear of Default is Fake

President Obama is raving that this government shutdown will force us to default. This is utterly false—a lie. He is trying to get his way by raising fake fear. Below is a list of the facts.

History-Clues

EMPEROR OBAMA HAS NO CLOTHES

emperornoclothesBy Steve Elliott

It seems we have met the enemy — and he has no clothes.

I’m talking about Emperor Obama specifically, and more generally the very concept of Big Government. Consider what has happened in recent months to expose Big Government as a naked tyrant.

1. The Sequester. Can you recall the “doom and gloom” predictions that came from Obama and the Left if even a modest cutback in government spending actually took place? Well, we survived the sequester just fine. The sky didn’t fall.

2. Government Shutdown. Then this month, it was the need for a “clean CR” and Harry Reid’s government shutdown. Nine days into the partial shutdown, society marches on despite all the despicable efforts by Team Obama to make us feel the pain. Again, the sky didn’t fall.

3. Debt Ceiling And Default! Now, we’re being told that the world will end if we don’t raise the debt limit byOctober 17 because America will default on its debts. Here are a few words lifted from Obama’s press conference on Tuesday. Again, these are words from the mouth of the President of the United States:

“… economic chaos … cause a recession … crash the global economy … possibility of default … cause economic chaos … dramatically worse … insane … catastrophic … chaos … a nuclear bomb … disrupt markets … economic shutdown … very deep recession … economic catastrophe …”

These doom-and-gloom remarks all come from one speech — yesterday’s press conference. Emperor Obama says, once again, the sky is falling.

iemperorclothesEmperor Obama has no clothes.

+ + Why America Will Not Default …

Obama’s scare tactics are simply not true. Even if the debt ceiling is not raised next week, the sky will not fall and we will not default on our debt.

The fact is, there’s plenty of money coming in to pay our debt servicing. The debt-ceiling issue only means the government will have to live within a balanced budget.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told FOX News yesterday that President Obama is using the threat of default to scare Americans “to death.” As reported in The New York Times, Paul said:

“If you don’t raise your debt ceiling, all you’re saying is, ‘We’re going to be balancing our budget.’ So if you put it in those terms, all these scary terms of, ‘Oh my goodness, the world’s going to end’ — if we balance the budget, the world’s going to end? Why don’t we spend what comes in?”

Sen. Paul is not alone. Many members of Congress are joining with him to reject Obama’s catastrophic threats. Economists are also dismissing the fear. And Moody’s Investor Services said this week:

“We believe the government would continue to pay interest and principal on its debt even in the event that the debt limit is not raised, leaving its creditworthiness intact. … There is no direct connection between the debt limit … and a default.”

+ + Take Action To Expose The Naked “Emperor” Of Big Government!

Americans have been sold a lie — that we cannot live without Big Government or ANY cutbacks. Obama and the Left want us to believe the consequences of not raising the debt ceiling will be “catastrophic” and cause “economic chaos,” the likes of which we’ve never seen.

Lies.

As a true Alinsky disciple, Obama is bluffing and bullying. “We the People” must call his bluff and show America once-for-all that the Emperor of Big Government has no clothes!

Obama doesn’t get a blank check. And the time is now to reign in the “Emperor-in-Chief.” As soon as 100,000 petitions are gathered, Grassfire representatives will present them to those members in the House and Senate who are fighting Emperor Obama and his desire to raise the debt ceiling.

The Petition States:

Whereas politicians have amassed an unsustainable public debt of more nearly $17 trillion and the Obama administration has shown no capacity to significantly reduce spending and debt, I am signing this citizen petition opposing ANY increase in the legal federal debt limit. It’s time for Congress and the President to get serious about cutting spending. Do Not Increase The Debt Ceiling! Cut Spending!

Sign Petition

Obama Abuse vs. American Citizen

Obama Abuse against America’s Citizens continues

Whoa! See what’s shut down and what’s not

From World Net Daily

Bizarre, growing list of things Obama is closing to American public
WASHINGTON – A growing chorus of critics is accusing the Obama administration of creating a long, strange list of unnecessary problems to make sure the government shutdown looks as bad as possible.

According to reports from across the country, the National Park Service has closed privately run restaurants, inns and marinas, claiming it doesn’t have the resources to let them stay open.

And now, farce has become reality in the government shutdown.

The website “i Own the World” posted a doctored photo to joke that the administration was trying to block the view of Mount Rushmore.

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It’s not a joke anymore.

The government is not using helicopters to hold up a screen, but it appears to be doing what it can to block the view.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sioux Falls Business Journal reports, “The National Park Service placed cones along highway viewing areas outside Mount Rushmore this week, barring visitors from pulling over and taking pictures of the famed monument.”

rushmoreconesAfter the cones appeared on their state road, South Dakota officials asked federal officials to remove them. Some were removed, according to Dusty Johnson, chief of staff for Gov. Dennis Daugaard, R-S.D.
Federal officials claimed the cones were a safety precaution, meant to channel cars into viewing areas, not prevent their entrance.

But Johnson wasn’t buying that.

“I think reasonable people can disagree about that,” he said.

The cones were removed to make way for plows when a blizzard struck Friday. Johnson said the state is watching to be sure the cones reappear.

The Buffalo News reported that a tour group from western New York was unable to take pictures of Mount Rushmore because highway viewing areas were coned off.

“It’s all closed up,” a tourist told the Buffalo News.

“They won’t even let you stop and take a picture. You can only drive by,” complained Hilde Wernet.

“They won’t even let you pull off on the side of the road,” said Jim Hagen, secretary of the South Dakota Department of Tourism. “I just don’t know what they’re trying to accomplish.”

“It disgusts me that taxpayer resources were used on this act of stupidity,” Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., told the Sioux Falls paper.“This is federal government arrogance at its worst.”

Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., said it’s “outrageous,” and it seems to him, “[T]he administration wants to make this as painful as possible.”

Thune blamed Senate Democrats, saying they could easily pass spending bills to fund parks, and anything else.

“They, obviously, prefer to have the issue and not the solution,” he said.

Johnson said the governor even offered to use state funds to keep Mount Rushmore open, but the National Park Service turned him down.

“I can’t even believe we’re having this conversation,” he said.

Amber Alert Backfire

One closure apparently backfired so quickly, the federal government moved to immediately to reverse it.

Visitors to the federal Amber Alert website were greeted Monday morning with an announcement: “Due to the lapse in federal funding, this Office of Justice Programs (OJP) website is unavailable.”

The Amber Alert website issues information about abducted children.

“The Amber Alert system was never interrupted, but to eliminate any confusion, the informational site maintained by the Justice Department has been restored,” a Justice Department explained to CNN.

(Meanwhile, first lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” website remained operational.)

See what “national security” spending is still flowing and to whom, despite the shutdown, in Doug Wead’s new column

Part of a pattern

The Mount Rushmore incident is just one of a series of shutdown-related moves by the National Park Service that, instead of saving money, would seem to be costing more money to enforce.

National Park Service employees tried to erect barricades surrounding parking lots at Mount Vernon, which has been privately funded for 150 years.

But the staff at George Washington’s estate turned the government employees away and removed the barricades.

The owner of the Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina said he tried to defy Park Service and stay open,  but park rangers blocked his driveway to prevent customers from entering.

Bruce O’Connell told the Washington Times he isn’t draining any federal funds because his workers are not employed by the government, and his fire and police services are supplied by the county.

He said it probably cost the federal government more money to post the rangers in his driveway.

The Times also reports, “Americans across the country have embraced the chance to flout the closures as a defiant act of civil disobedience.”

“The Internet has been flooded with photos of people going around traffic cones and vehicle barricades to get to parking lots, bicycle paths and hiking trails.”

Seniors kicked out of their home

The National Park Service has also gotten into the eviction business.

Eighty-year-old Ralph Spencer and his 77-year-old wife, Joyce, say the government has kicked them out of the home they own because it sits on federal land at Lake Mead, Nev.

The Spencers said a park ranger told them Thursday they had 24 hours to get out of the cabin they’ve owned since the 1970s.

The federal government apparently did not consider it necessary to evict the Spencers during any of the 17 other shutdowns since 1976.

Joyce told a local television station they are OK, but the move was a lot to handle for the pair of senior citizens.

As difficult as possible

A National Park Service employee also revealed, “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting.”

Several congressional committees have begun looking into whether the administration is, indeed, using the Park Service to try to make the shutdown as painful as possible for Americans and to increase political pressure on Republicans.

But the White House apparently believes playing hardball is a winning tactic.

The End Justifies the Means

A senior administration official told the Wall Street Journal, “We are winning. … It doesn’t really matter to us” how long the shutdown lasts, “because what matters is the end result.”

As WND has reported, that includes the Obama administration allowing the suspension of experimental treatments for children with terminal cancer during the shutdown.

The president threatened to veto a measure offered by Republicans to keep the National Institutes of Health funded.

When a reporter asked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., why the Senate wouldn’t try to help “one child who has cancer” by approving such a bill, he retorted, “Why would we want to do that?”

Feds try to close the ocean

Just as the National Park Service apparently had no problem trying to close the airspace in front of Mount Rushmore, is didn’t flinch at trying to shut down “1,100 square miles of open ocean” to fishing boats.

Breitbart reported the Park Service informed charter boat captains the Florida Bay and Biscayne National Park were “closed” due to the shutdown, and rangers will be patrolling to enforce the ban.

Monumental skirmishes

The flap over actions by the Park Service began Oct. 1, the very first day of the shutdown, when it appeared to go out of its way to try to keep veterans out of the World War II memorial.

Members of Congress intervened and escorted the vets around barricades that had appeared overnight.

No funding exists to keep the World War II Memorial open, but the administration found funding to erect a barricade.

Also closed to the public were the memorials for World War I, the Korean and and Vietnam Wars, as well as the Washington Monument and the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials.

Video by WND’s Jeremy Murray showed two tourists at the top of the steps being confronted by a park officer and escorted off the site. When the second one reached the top, however, the crowd below cheered.

War on the military?

The administration’s reach has even extended across the Atlantic Ocean, shutting down the Normandy American Cemetery in France.

The Armed Forces Network has been prevented from broadcasting sports programming to American troops overseas.

Military priests face arrest ministering on military bases during the shutdown, “and they risk being arrested if they attempt to do so,” wrote John Schlageter, the general counsel for the Archdiocese for the Military Services USA, in an op-ed.

“With the government shutdown, many [government service] and contract priests who minister to Catholics on military bases worldwide are not permitted to work – not even to volunteer,” he added.

Golf but no groceries

However, the president’s little-used retreat at Camp David will stay open.

Most Camp David employees are still on the job, including chefs, gardeners, electricians.

More than 250 staffers are still getting paid to run the 180-acre vacation compound in Catoctin Mountain Park, Md., designed specifically as a presidential getaway and equipped with a pool, tennis courts, a skeet range, bathhouse, bowling alley and a horseshoe pit.

However, it has no golf, and President Obama has spent only 78 days there in his five years in office, preferring to spend his weekends hitting the links at military golf links, which have been kept open during the shutdown.

While golf courses at military installations remain open, commissaries at those sites have been shut down.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/10/whoa-see-whats-shut-down-and-whats-not/#PFGhQYfqTKOZs4ML.99

 

President Obama: Terrorism-Yes; Budget-No

Breakthrough? Obama ‘willing to negotiate’

But only with murderers and tyrants, not GOPobamaangry

Garth Kant

World Net Daily

WASHINGTON – President Obama is willing to negotiate with the Syrian dictator he wanted to bomb for gassing his own people.

He is willing to negotiate with the president of Iran and the Taliban.

But, Obama said, “Absolutely, I will not negotiate” with Republicans.

Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, finds that outrageous, and there is fury in his voice.

“This is something fundamentally wrong with this president,” he told WND.

iobamadictator“The president is willing to negotiate with this man, who gassed his own people,” said Stockman, pointing to a picture of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad giving a Nazi-like salute.

“He can negotiate with the head of Iran, who wants to eliminate all of Israel.”

The president even negotiated with the Taliban and apparently got very little in return, Stockman pointed out.

But Obama refuses to negotiate on the budget with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, “who’s the leader of our House, who is nothing more than a working-class guy who got elected to Congress.”

The straight-shooting Texan made sure to mention he had even once worked against Boehner “and didn’t want to see him as speaker,” but showed an obvious admiration for the man “known for his compassionate heart.”

“Yet, this is the man he (Obama) refuses to negotiate with, and this is the man he calls a terrorist with a bomb strapped to him,” he said. “What we have right here, is the president has things backward. He is abdicating his responsibilities.”

Stockman said Obama is saying he’s more frightened of the speaker than he is of the terrorists and the war mongers in the world.

“It’s an embarrassment that he won’t negotiate with John Boehner.”

Stockman reflected, “I may disagree with his policies sometimes, but one thing you can say about John Boehner is he has a big heart. He’s a gracious guy and it is wrong of this administration to vilify him and make outrageous and outlandish comments about him.

“The president owes him an apology.”

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/10/breakthrough-obama-willing-to-negotiate/#Rg6J9IyxBVFtCiCy.99

Stop Obamacare; Restore Liberty

obamacaresocialismStop Obamacare—Restore Liberty

Socialized Medicine is the keystone to the arch of the Socialist State. ~Vladimir Lenin

Join Ted Cruz and Heritage Foundation to Defund Obamacare

Newsmax Poll

 

Do you support the full repeal of President Obama’s healthcare plan that Congress passed in 2010?


Yes, repeal it completely

173,637(85%)

 

No, don’t repeal it at all

23,335(11%)

 

No, repeal just parts of it

5,542(2%)

 

Should Congress cut off all funding for Obamacare even if it risks a government shutdown?


Yes, cut all funding

175,852(86%)

 

No, don’t cut funding

26,666(13%)

 

Should Congress restore $500 billion in Medicare benefits for seniors that the Obama plan cut?


Yes, restore the Medicare benefits

183,893(90%)

 

No, don’t restore the Medicare benefits

18,626(9%)

 

Do you support President Obama’s desire to give 12 million illegal aliens amnesty and a path to citizenship?


Yes, I support Obama’s amnesty plan

23,701(11%)

 

No, I oppose it

178,828(88%)

 

 

Heritage Foundation: Obamacare …Victory?

Americans, Don’t Quit! Keep Pushing Back!

House Just Voted to Stop Funding for Obamacare!

Ted Cruz willing to filibuster in the Senate to stop Obamacare funding

Heritage Foundation:

DEFUND-ITMoments ago, the U.S. House voted to permanently defund Obamacare and simultaneously fund the government. Today’s vote is a victory for the American people, who made their voices heard during the August recess. As envisioned by our nation’s Founders, the House represented the will of the American people.

Polls show American people don’t want Obamacare

From the Tea Party

Patriots,

Your hard work is paying off and for now it seems the House Leadership is listening to the will of the American people. The House just voted 230 to 189 to keep the government funded while stopping funding for Obamacare.

Now the ball is in Harry Reid’s court. What will he do? Will he continue to ignore the will of the American people or will he finally listen to the people he represents and stop Obamacare from further destroying our economy?

This is a critical moment and we need everyone making phone calls to Harry Reid to tell him to listen to the voice of the American people.

Call Harry Reid now and tell him that we will not rest until we stop Obamacare!

Harry Reid: 202-224-3542

In Liberty,
Tea Party Patriots National Support Team

Heritage Foundation Video: What New Yorkers think of Obamacare

http://www.myheritage.org/news/video-what-do-new-yorkers-really-think-about-obamacare/?utm_source=heritagefoundation&utm_medium=email&utm_content=091813&utm_campaign=memberbriefing

Obamacare Battle Shifts: House Pledges to Defund

The House will vote this week, probably on Friday. Ensure they know you support defunding Obamacare.

No Sure Victory yet … GOP mulling replacement?

WORD TO THE WISE:  When your doctor who obeys Obamacare asks you about your sex life, just ask him what his Social Security number is!  🙂

Dan Holler | September 18, 2013

HAFA_CoverPhoto_DefundThis morning, House leaders announced they would pass a continuing resolution that funds the government but defunds Obamacare this week.

In many ways, today’s announcement represents “a victory…for the GOP’s conservative wing and its tea-party allies.”  (Wall Street Journal)  However, it also represents a victory for the tens of thousands of workers who have seen their hours cut thanks to Obamacare and to the patients searching for new doctors.

It is also a reaffirmation that Americans outside of Washington can have an impact on the legislative process. According to National Review’s Robert Costa, Heritage Action’s nine-city defund Obamacare tour “drew huge crowds and inspired backers across the country to ask their representatives about where they stood.  ‘A lot of members were put in a corner,’ says a House Republican insider.  ‘They were caught by surprise.’”

In August, Bloomberg’s Josh Green predicted “the August town hall meetings could end up being the sleeper events of the political season and major factor in the fiscal and budgetary showdowns soon to come.”

Conservatives cannot afford to take a victory lap, though.  As Heritage Action CEO Michael A. Needham explained, the hard work is just beginning:

Now, Senate Democrats and President Obama must make a decision: shut down the government to protect a destructive, unpopular law or acknowledge Obamacare has failed and cannot be salvaged.

Unfortunately, President Obama’s supporters will not come to a reasonable conclusion on their own.  Despite all the evidence to the contrary, Obamacare-defenders will swear the law is helping those in need and keeping things the same for everyone else.

Ensure they know you support defunding Obamacare.

Obamacare Warning: Forced Home Inspection vs. Liberty

WARNING: FORCED HOME INSPECTIONS ARE COMING WITH OBAMACARE

By: Eric Odom

oamacarehomevisitsbadgeWhen the United States Supreme Court, the United States Congress, the United States Senate and Barack Hussein Obama betrayed America and her constitution with the passage of the healthcare mandate, they unleashed a monster that will, in the end, crush the rights of a once great nation. You’ll find instance after instance of this within any given daily news cycle. Most discussions involve death panels, the necessity to give up private information (such as gun ownership) and national health history databases run by the IRS and other government agencies. There is a new piece, however, that doesn’t get discussed much at all.

Forced home inspections

Thanks to a South Carolina state bill that passed the house but failed in the Senate we learn of something very, very ugly coming packaged with Obamacare. As Ben Swann reports:

“Clearly, any family may be visited by federally paid agents for almost any reason.”

According to an Obamacare provision millions of Americans will be targeted.

The Health and Human Services’ website states that your family will be targeted if you fall under the “high-risk” categories below:

Families where mom is not yet 21.
Families where someone is a tobacco user.
Families where children have low student achievement, developmental delays, or disabilities.
Families with individuals who are serving or formerly served in the armed forces, including such families that have members of the armed forces who have had multiple deployments outside the United States.

There is no reference to Medicaid being the determinant for a family to be “eligible.”

It gets worse. The home visits won’t be just about Obamacare eligibility. It will be about killing off private life in every way, shape or form. Take homeschooling, for example.

Constitutional attorney and author Kent Masterson Brown states,

“This is not a “voluntary” program. The eligible entity receiving the grant for performing the home visits is to identify the individuals to be visited and intervene so as to meet the improvement benchmarks. A homeschooling family, for instance, may be subject to “intervention” in “school readiness” and “social-emotional developmental indicators.” A farm family may be subject to “intervention” in order to “prevent child injuries.” The sky is the limit.

Once the government has complete control over the healthcare system, families will be at their mercy. And as we’ve already seen, Congress and the Supreme Court no longer serve to protect our rights. They now serve as entities that openly violate them.

South Carolina attempted to confront this with passage of a bill that would empower state authorities to arrest feds who attempt these unconstitutional home inspections. The bill did not make it past the Senate.

– See more at: http://www.libertynews.com/2013/08/forced-home-inspections-are-coming-with-obamacare/?Ref_ID=22398#sthash.Tz92rG4L.dpuf

Obamacare: Doctors’ Exodus

Obamacare: Doctors Exodus

ObamacaredoctorsexitBy Bob Unruh

In a survey by a top research firm, six in 10 physicians said it is likely many doctors will retire earlier than planned in the next one to three years.

The same percentage say the practice of medicine is in jeopardy as medical experts lose control of their clinics and compensation with the implementation of the Affordable Health Care for America Act, or Obamacare.

A spokeswoman for the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Jane Orient, was not surprised.

She told WND that doctors already have started leaving the profession through early retirement. Among those who remain, some will seek alternatives to what they see coming in the federal government’s takeover of health care.

“I think it’s a disaster for patients,” she said. “They may lose the doctor they relied on all their lives.”

The survey by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions found that the “future of the medical profession may be in jeopardy as it loses clinical autonomy and compensation.”

Further, it found the health insurance exchanges required by Obamacare this year probably won’t be reality. Many doctors are starting to limit their participation in Medicaid and Medicare because of low reimbursement rates.

Some doctors even close off their practices to such patients, the survey found.

The study said: “Physicians recognize ‘the new normal’ will necessitate major changes in the profession that require them to practice in different settings as part of a larger organization that uses technologies and team-based models for consumer care.”

Orient affirmed that many doctors are unable to continue a private practice and will end up working for a corporation hospital where the profits are distributed to shareholders.

She warned that such scenarios often end up giving the feeling of an assembly line, where a patient sees a doctor briefly, is given a diagnosis and shown the door.

Doctors in that system, she said, will be punished if they spend too much time on a patient, or possibly if they provide too much treatment.

She said the frustration that comes from such scenarios actually is creating the incentive for a counter-trend in which doctors cut ties to the behemoth insurance companies and simply charge a fee to patients.

The survey found physicians are pessimistic about the future of medicine.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/07/obamacare-has-doctors-planning-exit/#tb66F6iw1YE6LrTx.99

Dinner Topics Newsletter: Christian Preparation

Dinner Topics Newsletter: Christian Preparation

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As time goes on, and our traditional values become increasingly at risk, I look forward to working with you to restore Judeo-Christian values for our families and our posterity. Our theme for August is Preparation.

NOTE: Every day government schools are giving us more and more reasons to teach our children at home—either find a good private school or take the plunge and home school. There are many support groups nationwide and a variety of curricula to tailor to your needs. Begin now to prepare and plan. Don’t wait till the task of undoing the secular influences becomes impossible. You can do it; you need not feel alone. God will help you protect your children from the increasing evils of the world.

Stress Tip of the Month: If you are prepared, you shall not fear.

Summer Relief Tips

Mosquitoes: Take about 200mg of vitamin B complex 100 and the mosquitoes will leave you alone; they won’t like the taste of you! Heat: Take one tablet of Potassium in the mid-afternoon; it helps boost energy and possibly relieve heat headaches.

Christian Preparation

antsRemember the Aesop’s fable of the grasshopper and the ants? The ants prepared during the summer so they wouldn’t starve during grasshopperswinter. This is good advice, even on a larger scale. Winter may not be a problem, but civil unrest and consequent scarcity may be. Store food.

Looking even more years down the road—perhaps closer than we think—to the times of tribulation before the Lord comes. Along with the civil unrest will be horrible and unimaginable plagues and diseases. All of this could threaten starvation. Don’t panic. Store food and water. If you cannot can or dehydrate garden produce, buy a few canned goods and dehydrated foods every month. Try to have at least six months of food storage, or even a year.

virgin resizeEqually important—prepare yourself spiritually. Every time you repent of sins, study scriptures, and pray alone and with your family, you add drops of oil to your lamp. The Tribulation may still be several years away, but begin to prepare now, both physically and spiritually. Trim your lamps in preparation for the coming of the Bridegroom. (Matthew 25:1-13)Your lamp is the Holy Spirit. Prepare yourself spiritually to receive guidance from the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the only way you can make it through the times of Tribulation. “If ye are prepared, ye shall not fear.” (Doctrine and Covenants 38:30)

 

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Defining Moments 

“Defining Moments” is a monthly feature. Kind of a fancy name for a glossary. When I was growing up, we had a huge dictionary on a tall, narrow, rolling table. Whenever we asked the meaning of a word, we were told to “look it up.” We still do that. You’d be surprised at some of the interesting things you find in the dictionary, especially the 1828 American Dictionary. Now, with all the twists and spins that politicians and the media do to common words, it’s valuable to go back to the original meaning. It can make for interesting conversation, too.

This month the Defining Moment is Capitalism vs. Utopia

More Topics

The Parenting Value for this month: Courage

Famous Birthdays: Walter Scott, Georges Enesco, Jedediah Morse, Claude Debussy, William Wilburforce, Mother Theresa, John Locke

Other Articles

New!  Principles of Liberty from the 5,000 Year Leap (a series)

Hillsdale Imprimis: Gettysburg and the Statesmanship of Abraham Lincoln

Abortion: Poll shows People are Still Blind to the Truth about Planned Parenthood

Sheepdog Seminars: Christians are learning to protect themselves against violence in churches

Variation on a Fable: the Grasshopper learns about free enterprise

Home School: Science Book and new movie on Evolution highly praised by Homeschoolers

Family Reunion: Help others learn about their ancestors

Parable: the Ten Virgins

And as always—current events, updates, and analysis

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Obamacare: Stop Funds Action Big Alert

Remember!

1. New Priority: Be on guard against indoctrination in the schools. It’s hard to control national and even state politics. However, we can still do what is best for our children. It is going to become increasingly difficult to counteract the insidious influences pervading our society. Indoctrination is becoming increasingly blatant. If it is not possible for you to home school, try to teach your children Judeo-Christian values at home. The easiest way to do this is to tell stories and discuss principles at the family dinner table. I hope these dinner topics help you with this vital effort. Just don’t give up! Our precious children are worth fighting for.

2. Study the U.S. Constitution! It is the last remaining safeguard of our precious freedoms!

3. The Supreme Court did rule that the states cannot be forced to implement Obamacare on a state level

Please continue to pursue nullification bills, for your own good. I will also post action alerts from time to time. I am pleased to see Faith and Freedom Coalition spearheading this process. I will be posting more information on this. Remember this is not about us—it’s about our children and grandchildren.

With all the taxation without representation, and other threats to the Constitution, a very hot topic is “Nullification Bills.” This gives the states the option of nullifying bills which are not constitutional. If states are fiscally solvent, why should they bankrupt themselves with the onerous regulations of Obamacare?

Another continuing threat is to our 2nd amendment. Now, I am not a zealous hunter or gun owner. But I am concerned about the safety of myself and my family on two counts:

1. I don’t want to be a victim of crime.

2. I don’t want my liberties taken away from me.

So this is another application for Nullification Bills. I will be posting a sample letter that you can use to send to your own state governments, to urge them to do the job you elected them to do: abide by the Constitution and protect your states’ rights.

Update: Suspend Obamacare Funding!

Obamacare: Stop Funds Action Big Alert

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For more information on nullification, refer to this post:

U.S. Constitution, President Obama, Obamacare, and your State

Thanks for visiting. Come often; Stay Late.

Christine Davidson

Obamacare: Stop Funds Action Big Alert

Action Big Alert: Stop Funds to Obamacare!

I have tried to edit this interview to the most essential parts, but most of it is so important I ended up leaving most of it in. Please read this and act. One thing I promise, once this monster is in cement, you will not like it. Please act now—hold our elected representatives accountable! ~C.A. Davidson

Push Back!

Interview: Senator Mike Lee Explains the Plan to Stop Funds to Obamacare

actionalert[Obamacare] is despised outside of the Washington, DC, Beltway area, and we’ve got to stop it, and I think the American people are with us.  The wind’s at our backs on this.  We’ve just gotta convince those who are here in Washington to do the right thing.

We’re encouraging people to get behind this effort, to communicate with their congressman and their senators and to say, “Please don’t do this.” People can find out who is where on this position at a website we set up for this purpose.  It’s dontfundobamacare.com.  They can go to dontfundobamacare.com, where they can be directed to the identities of those senators and those representatives who are with us and those who have not yet joined our cause. ~Senator Mike Lee

 

From the Rush Limbaugh Radio Show

RushRepealObamacareRUSH:  Tell me and everybody else what you’re trying to do because there are now people saying what you want to do can’t be done because so much of the spending is locked in.  But I’ve read, no, that’s not true.  And then, second question, I remain perplexed.  I mean, you got a majority of the American people that oppose this, and I don’t see the Republican Party trying to connect with them, outside of you and a couple others.  So a lot of this doesn’t make any sense to a whole lot of people.

SENATOR LEE:  That’s right, it doesn’t make any sense to a whole lot of people outside the Washington Beltway.  You see, inside the Washington Beltway, this discussion is controversial.  Outside the Beltway, Obamacare is universally despised.  This is an issue, Rush, that is no longer just about Republican versus Democrat.  It’s no longer about liberal versus conservative.  This is about Washington, DC, versus everyone else.  This law is despised because it’s gonna make our health care unaffordable.  It’s also going to make health care unfair, because the president has said he’s gonna hold hardworking Americans to the line and punish them if they don’t comply with the law’s exacting demands, but he’s gonna give a big carve-out for Big Business.  Big Business doesn’t have to comply.  The American people shouldn’t have to put up with it. The president said he’s not ready to implement the law. We shouldn’t fund it.

RUSH:  When you say Big Business doesn’t have to comply, you’re talking about the one-year waiver on the employer mandate?

SENATOR LEE:  That’s correct.  The president’s selectively enforcing the law in a way that he doesn’t have the authority to do.

RUSH:  Isn’t that a tantamount admission that the law’s punitive and he doesn’t want it to be punitive going into an election?

SENATOR LEE:  Yes.  It’s punitive, . . . he’s throwing this bone out there so that he doesn’t get attacked as much within the business community and the lobbyist community.  Meanwhile, he’s throwing the rest of us out into this wasteland that is the world of Obamacare.

RUSH:  Even if the Republican Party does not want to be identified as a conservative party, they still are an opposition party.   … even if they believe that what you want to do can’t be done, why not make a stand?  There’s a majority of the American people waiting to be connected with.  Why this capitulation with the Democrats, Senator?

Stop Funds to Obamacare, not the whole government

SENATOR LEE:  We have a majority of the representatives in the House and a sizeable plurality of the senators who are against Obamacare, have been since day one.  In the House they voted 39, 40, 41 times to repeal it.  “You know, one of the few powers that we still guard jealously within Congress is the power of the purse.”  We should simply refuse to fund Obamacare.  We want to fund the rest of government, just not Obamacare.

RUSH:  What is being said by the establishment, by Washington, is this.  Look, 98, 99% of Obamacare is autopilot spending. It can’t be cut. It is just like any entitlement — Social Security, Medicare — we can’t stop it.

SENATOR LEE:  Well, those who are saying we can’t touch this because it’s mandatory spending are simply wrong.  They’re simply mistaken, or perhaps they’ve been misinformed.  The point is that Congress can decide to pass any kind of spending bill it wants.  The fact that you’ve got mandatory spending that’s already been authorized for Obamacare’s implementation doesn’t mean that can’t be cut.  We can run this with an amendment — in fact, an amendment has already been drafted up to make it so that we fund everything else in government but we claw back, we restrict funding for Obamacare, both mandatory and discretionary.

RUSH:  What about the argument that there’s no way you’re ever going to get 51 votes for this?

SENATOR LEE:  Okay.  So the argument that we’re never going to win so we shouldn’t even try overlooks the fact that if every Republican who claims to be against Obamacare simply said, “I’m not going to vote to fund Obamacare,” we would win.  And so that’s why we’re encouraging people to get behind this effort, to communicate with their congressman and their senators and to say, “Please don’t do this.”  And people can find out who is where on this position at a website we set up for this purpose.  It’s dontfundobamacare.com.  They can go to dontfundobamacare.com, where they can be directed to the identities of those senators and those representatives who are with us and those who have not yet joined our cause.

RUSH:  They’re worried that somewhere down the line public opinion on this is gonna shift and people are gonna end up liking it.

SENATOR LEE:  I think that’s right, and I’ve got two responses to that.  First, Rush, the fact that entitlements, by their very nature, become popular among some of their beneficiaries is not a reason to let this law kick in.  It’s a reason to stop it be with because what we discover about entitlements, Rush, is that once they’re in place, they’re almost impossible to get rid of.  You got death, you got taxes, and you’ve got entitlements.  So it’s better to stop this thing before it kicks in, before it starts, you know, buying some loyalty among those who will never let it go away, than it would be to let it kick in and just hope and expect we can repeal it later.  That becomes much more difficult.

This was a law supposedly passed by, you know, a democratically elected Congress.  Well, in a sense that’s true, but we have to remember, Rush, that it’s been amended now four times.  It’s been amended four times by people who didn’t have the authority.  It’s been amended twice by the Supreme Court, as I explained in my book, Why John Roberts was Wrong About Healthcare, amended the statute two times in order to make it constitutional, even though they found it wasn’t. Two more times by the president who didn’t have the power to change it, but still did.

RUSH: This country’s in the midst  of a purposeful transformation that makes government not just the center of everybody’s life, but essential, and people do not want that to happen. They’ve always thought the Republican Party stood against that, so why not just stand up, even if you’re afraid people might end up liking it.

SENATOR LEE:   If we undertake the right policy, which is to stop Obamacare by any means possible, then we will benefit as a party, because that’s what the American people elected us to do.  By the same token, if we don’t do that, we’re in huge trouble as a party because we were put into power in the House of Representatives after the 2010 election because of Obamacare.  We were put into power to stop Obamacare.

 

Push Back

RUSH:  Exactly!  The 2010 midterms, and Obama is out campaigning today trying to sell Obamacare, which is already the law of the land.  Why is he doing that?  Because he doesn’t want a repeat in 2014 of what happened in 2010.  They want to win the House.  And there’s no push-back, Senator, other than you. Can you give me some other names that have joined you in this?

noSENATOR LEE:  Sure.  So in the Senate, we’ve got a number of people that have joined. I was pleased to be joined by Marco Rubio, by Ted Cruz, by Rand Paul, John Thune, Mike Enzi.  We have Chuck Grassley on there as well. Mike Crapo, Republican senator from Idaho, just joined yesterday.  He’s our latest edition.  We’ve got a total of 13.  We’ve got about 70 in the House that have signed a similar pledge.  And we’re building these numbers every day. We’re building because as people become aware of this effort they will get there.  I was just told by my staff that within the last day or so the House of Representatives has risen to the level of about a hundred.

There are a hundred members of the House of Representatives that have now joined with us, and these numbers are building every single day because the American people are speaking out.

SENATOR LEE:  Okay.  So, in the first place, I want to be very clear that what I’m calling for is not a shutdown.  I don’t want a shutdown. I don’t think we need a shutdown. We ought to be able to fund the government responsibly without a shutdown.  What I’m saying is that we ought to fund government, just not Obamacare.  We shouldn’t have to vote for all of it, including Obamacare, or have none of it.  That’s crazy.  Secondly, if we signal in advance that no matter what we’re going to fund Obamacare, that’s the best way to make that happen. And so that’s not the signal we should be sending.

Finally, if we get enough people who are on board in the house and in the Senate who have expressed concerns about Obamacare and are willing to say “I’m going to vote to fund government, but not Obamacare” you then put Harry Reid in the position, the untenable position of having to say because we didn’t get everything we wanted, even though you funded every other program in government, even the programs Republicans hate, we’re gonna shut down the government in the Democratic Party because you didn’t include funding for Obamacare.  That’s a terrible position for him to be in. I don’t think he wants to fight that fight, and, frankly, I don’t think he can win that fight.

RUSH:  Where are the Democrats on your effort?  I know publicly, if asked, they would say that your task is hopeless and it’s not serious, but where are they really?  It seems to me that if you’ve got this increasing number of signatories, essentially, if your support is growing every day, is there some legitimate worry on the Democrat side that you could pull this off?

SENATOR LEE:  Deep down yes, I think there is, and that’s one of the reasons why they’re more than happy to have fellow Republicans be at the tip of the spear and the attack against this effort. And, look, I want to make clear, I am fully aware of the fact that the Washington establishment is not happy with me about this effort.  I’m fully aware of the fact that many within the Washington establishment from my own party hate this effort.  But the fact that they’re against it simply tells me that I must be doing something right.  Meanwhile, the Democrats are thrilled that we’ve got Republicans doing their bidding on this, fighting against this effort, and you’ve got Republicans essentially saying “Yeah, no matter what, we’re gonna fund Obamacare.”  That’s a problem.  Because we’ve got to be the party that is not just the conservative party, but also the opposition party –

RUSH:  Well, that’s it.

SENATOR LEE:  — the party that’s standing for the people and the people’s rights.

suspend_federal_fundingobamacareRUSH:  That’s what nobody sees.  We don’t see an opposition party, Senator, other than random individuals like you and Senator Cruz, occasionally Senator Rubio. There’s no push-back whatsoever. Did I just hear you say that there are — I think I did — there’s some Democrats that really hope that Obamacare would be defunded, but they can’t publicly say so, but they hope it happens so that they don’t have something harming them in their reelection campaign?

 

We the People Don’t Want Obamacare!

 

SENATOR LEE:  You know, you did not hear me say that just a minute ago.  I have wondered in the past whether there might be some who would secretly be relieved if that happened, because I think there is a lot of vulnerability on the Democratic side of the aisle due to the fact that Obamacare, again, is not just controversial.  It is despised outside of the Washington, DC, Beltway area, and we’ve got to stop it, and I think the American people are with us.  The wind’s at our backs on this.  We’ve just gotta convince those who are here in Washington to do the right thing.

So… Barack Obama is Threatening to Shut the Government Down Unless ObamaCare Is Fully Funded… Tell Him to Bring it On.