Sunday, February 28, 2016

Super Tuesday

The press is telling folks who is going to be the next general election candidates.  They tell folks it will be Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.  For me having investigated these candidates I will for the first time not participate in voting in the general election if that is the result.  Yes, me.  I don't think there is a real choice here and BOTH candidates will bring down our Republic.  I don't want to be one of the people to pull THAT trigger.  With that in mind, I share with you my thoughts about the primary and my the action to take for you consider.

To be president requires more than insane obsession for power, money and fame.  It requires more than surface knowledge or singular points of view.  To be president is to be a selfless servant. Kasich when asked who was his favorite President he said "George Washington because he didn't want the job.  He believed in doing his job and then going back home."  I would have to agree with that choice.

John Kasich was for most of his life a career politician. He took a ten year break working in banking and other activities and gained perspectives from the private sector that he said made him a better leader than he had been.  Ohio has thrived with Kasich in the driver's seat.  I like Kasich very much. He is the best of career politicians who understands he is a public servant and facilitator of the people he represents. Like a boss of a successful company he gets folks of diverse areas to work together for sensible and creative solutions to tough problems that benefits all. He has a balanced personality and a quiet but firm captain with a good moral compass.  I think he'd make a great president.

Marco Rubio is the son of hard working Cuban immigrants.  A boot strap kid who came up the hard way with a quest to pay back the country that gave him the opportunity to thrive.  As a Floridian I benefited from Rubio's years in our Florida Government and I voted for him when he desired to go to Washington.  He is the little engine that could and in a blockaded Democrat controlled legislature he decided to go around rather than thru and work from inside out.  He knew that his desires would have to come piece by piece and that approach probably would not be well received by his hard line supporters.  But they look through a glass darkly.  By being on the inside like the hired help he would be able to see the process and how he might be a positive influence and gain access and respect from hostile appoinents into modifying what originally was a completely far left filled bill. He has boundless energy and drive to preserve the Republic and help his fellow citizens to thrive.  He cherishes freedom.  I think he'd be a great VP.He could step up to lead the country if something happened to the president and perform seamlessly. And, when 8 years are up he would run successfully for the presidency.

Ted Cruz is a strident evangelical legislator.  His ambitions are fueled by his desire to restore a Judeo Christian approach to current legislation.  The Romans initially also saw the value of government based on Jewish codes of governess and based their government on those values.  They prospered initially and became the major player in the world spreading their influence throughout the known world at the time.  It was not until they had deviated from this form of government that they fell into decay and disappeared. Ted is an uncompromising force of nature and someone I am grateful is in our legislature.  There has to be someone there who can spot the flaws in logic and reason in legislation that comes through the portals of the legislative body and is willing to be persistent and resolved to stop it and convince the opposition of their folly.  He has to have a firm grip on confidence and  be unafraid to be friendless.  Often when you don't go along with the crowd you stand alone.  This is Ted's strength.  At this point I think we still need him in the legislature. This is where all law begins.  I don't believe in line item Vetoes. Eliminating that option forces the legislature to stop passing massive legislation in one bill.  This eliminates Socialism and forces lawmakers to deal with issues individually and one at a time.  The Health care issues could have been addressed comprehensively with 5 to 10 targeted bills and we would have solved these problems a long time ago without punitive taxes and government overstepping.  I believe this is what Ted is all about in his activities in the legislature.

I think voters should not let the press or polls with only samplings influence you how to vote.  The press loves Trump and have given him more free air time than any other candidate because he is colorful and a rating booster.  They have created a media monster. A monster I know they will regret as he kills their 1st amendment rights. He doesn't like bad press. No con man does.  He like Obama has never been vetted by the media because that would be like killing the golden goose.  Trump is a skilled media mogul.  Take a look at this revealing and thoughtful piece on the subject.

I know you the reader like me do not like being manipulated into how to think.

For Hillary running against a self proclaimed Socialist was a given to guarantee Hillary would look more moderate and level headed than she really behaves.  In other words if you place a 20 year old car that's been well taken care of next to a brand new BMW that has been in a crash you'll choose the older car. 

Hillary is a skilled and polished speaker when reading a well prepared speech that promises every thing and pushes the buttons of her target audiences.  The pointed speech convinces devotees  that Hillary understands their pain and really cares about them. Who does that sound like I wonder?
Hillary has a long well documented history of criminal activity and incompetency and far left Social Marxist tendencies with Elitist ideals that the "People" are too stupid to decide for themselves.  The number of disgusted Obama voters in both African American and White voter blocks blindly following her, sorta proves her point.  The definition of insanity.... The part that bothers me the most ,if God forbid she is elected, she like Obama during her tenure will make it impossible for other women who are qualified and needed to ever be elected president again. Obama has made it equally impossible for persons of color to be elected.  I have hear more than one individual state that they wouldn't even consider Dr. Carson because of his color.  I am sadden and angry by this unfortunate result.

Dr. Carson, a great patriot, man of faith and great medical mind and doctor has stated that if the results of Super Tuesday are not good for him he most likely will consider dropping out.  What we do have in him I think is a strong desire to serve his country and I believe he would entertain an offer to be a part of a conservative cabinet.  I could see him as a dynamic Surgeon General or head of Health and Human Services.

I hope before you vote in your primaries you will take the time to thoughtfully consider ALL the candidates equally.  Look at their work history, their past and present, look at their character and do the fruits of their labor benefit them or others, do they talk the talk AND walk the walk, do they have a criminal background and who are their close business and personal friends. Find out what to believe and not what you ALREADY believe.  LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE.  We are at a crossroads.  Pray for God to guide you and give you supernatural discernment as you make your decision.  All wisdom comes from God.

You know my thoughts and I pray you take this extra time before Super Tuesday to take another look at your choice.

I pray that God gives us the leader that we need and not the one we deserve.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Random Thoughts

The narrowing Republican field, the heated competition between a Socialist and a Social Marxist, the Super Bowl, BeyoncĂ©, Feminism, Birth Control and Wine, and are Drug and Alcohol addictions diseases?

As the field of candidates staying in the race for Republican presidential offering I hope the vitriol of the supporters doesn't turn ugly and folks concentrate on the issues rather than making issues out of rumors and lies.  I know it's important to be confident and act like a winner.  But folks, don't have an inflated view of yourself.  Sometimes the slightly less than slick pocket protector kid that carries a briefcase and has a school picture haircut is the one who leads the guys in the concentration camp out to freedom.   Beware of slick Willies that throw money around who want the job because all the other things they've be striving for have lost there luster.  This is the last hurrah before they die.  Consider the guys that have waited until the country is finally ready to hear the truth, the hard choices and sacrifices they will need to make a free and independent country again.

Hillary and Bernie.  Sounds like a failed sitcom. Hillary she's a unlikable woman living in a sham marriage.  She is trying bond with a daughter raised by nannies. She thought she would finally get to be leader of a big country.  Bernie an lovable old radical grouch who keeps trying to legalize pot for his Glaucoma and still thinks he's eighteen and tax payer revenue should be everyone's sugar Daddy.  Watch how they back and forth until both of them join forces and become co presidential running mates.

Super Bowl losers can either be sore losers or masters at being good sports.  Getting pouty and taking your ball home makes me wonder if the fellow is getting over paid.  The Denver quarterback let credit be given to whom credit was due and that was Denver's defense.  I could tell he did not feel he had much to do with the win.  I think he sees the writing on the wall.  Best to go out on a high note and share your knowledge with the next gen.

Madeline Albright made the comment that there would be a special kind of hell for  women who did not support a fellow woman like Hillary for Pres.  What?  I have know women like Hillary who wouldn't think twice about throwing another woman under the bus if it would benefit them or fulfill some need for vengeance.  Woman have a history of being far more violent and corruptible than men.  I have worked in all female operations and all male operations.  The female operations were not pleasant.  I have found more help and encouragement from men throughout my career than women.  The few women friends that I bonded with were those like myself that did not want special treatment and strived only to be twice as good as others to achieve advancement.  Excellence breeds  success. We also shared the respect for motherhood and homemaking and tried to help those that were required by economics or situation to balance both.  If woman are voted in just because they are a woman and they are a dismal failure it makes it very hard for a talented qualified woman to ever be elected for that position again.  I experienced that when interviewing for a job where previous women performed poorly.  The questions I was asked...  When I heard a special Sunday night talk show guest (a lead news anchor from Fox) say the same thing I was cheering.  Don't vote for someone because they look like you.  Vote for the best person for the job.

The government health folks are advising woman to not drink alcohol if they are not on birth control because alcohol of any kind can harm a baby even at it's start.  Now I'm all for no alcohol for woman and not harming babies.  But is this really what this is about?  Do you think it's more about more woman on the pill and zero population control in the less desirables?

I was watching a forum on addictions at a church that Cruz attended in the Shire.  He related a story about a sibling I think who was an addict and how he tried to help her and take care of her son and then he related how his Dad was an alcoholic and how he had already left one family because of it and how he left his second family.  Then he related how his dad had moved back to Texas from Canada and was invited to church.  Long story short his dad had been saved, stopped drinking and rejoined his family. His dad became a pastor. 

Cruz and others, parents of addicts in particular, mentioned how hard it was to get proper treatment or finding the right treatment.  In this day and age of the internet it hard to imagine that information is hard to find. One man from a faith based program hit the nail on the head that it is a spiritual problem and without God there is no rehab.  Thus the higher success of the 12 step program.  People have to hit rock bottom to be successful at being helped and without God you will not have the power to overcome the addiction.  In God's infinite wisdom he left his holy spirit to provide you the resolve and strength to resist the physical addiction, selfish desires, and the lure of old scratch and stop the self destruction. Then and only then will addicts succeed.  You can't kidnap someone and force them into rehab and expect success.  I've seen it personally time and time again.  God has to be in the mix and you the addict have to really seriously want it. And if you don't want it ask God for help to give you the serious desire to quit.

As a teen I never drank or smoked.  Real different than my friends.  They respected me and never pressured me.  I was blessed with  great parents and a loving home and so I had no need to self medicate. As a diabetic it wasn't a good idea.  Later in my twenties I did try adult beverages like wine, beer, hard liquor mixed drinks. I liked  the flavor and I soon could see that the alcoholism that had plagued my mother's biological father and my father's paternal grandfather could be in me.  That desire.  Sins of the father. I even got real drunk at a party at home. You know blackout in your own puke. I was lucky with the diabetes I didn't die. So I asked God to take the desire from me.  And he did.  I still have an occasional NA beer or NA glass of wine. The real stuff just doesn't taste good to me.  Isn't that neat? I never did like feeling out of control and I definitely did not want to die.

So is addiction to drugs and or alcohol a disease?  I think they classify it that way for insurance coverage.  And like disease, addictions can destroy health and kill the body.  But unlike disease it is not something a pill or medicine or surgery or even mental health counseling can heal.  As Christ told the guys when they came to him about someone they could not heal.  He said that the one they were trying to help could only be helped by prayer and fasting.  In other words he had an illness of the spirit. 

I met a man who had died for 28 minutes and he told me about his out of body experience. While he was in spirit Jesus joined him and they flew into a bar and he watched men and women drinking at the bar and he also saw humans like himself in spirit standing next to the drinkers grabbing at the drinks in frustration.  As soon as someone would pass out the spirit would jump inside the living person and drink.  The man asked Jesus what this was all about.  And Jesus told him remember what I said about be not attached to things of this earth?  Scary Uh? In other words alcohol was the most important thing in their life while on earth.

So I think that calling addiction a disease can be comforting to loved ones because it suggests there is a medical cure for this problem.  But addictions are a far more serious and many times need more spiritual redress.  God did not leave us without a solution.  Even our desire for healing can be provided by the compassionate gift of his very special spirit. His strength of will becomes ours.  It's about that putting on the full armor of God. You can do anything with God.  His specialty is making beautiful things out of what others have rejected.  He is the first recycler. Start your morning not with the thought of taking your next drink or next hit but what adventure or mission he has for you today.  And take it one day at a time.  You will be so busy you will forget about your addiction. I've been living in the moment my whole life and it's never been dull. When people ask me what my plans are I never have answer. But I know what's ahead will be my next greatest adventure yet. And God will be kicking me in the butt to do it.

And a last word to the candidates of faith.  God said be of good cheer if men hate you for they hated me.  His own people rejected him.  I pray that we the people are better at recognizing a Godly savior for this dysfunctional Republic before its too late.