225 Years Ago

July 30, 2015

The Power of the Majority
Most alarming to him was the power of the majority, which he thought would distort every sphere of human life.
Despots of the past tyrannized through blood and iron. But the new breed of democratic despotism “does not proceed in this way; it leaves the body and goes straight for the soul.”

That is, the majority reaches into citizens’ minds and hearts. It breaks citizens’ will to resist, to question its authority, and to think for themselves. The majority’s moral power makes individuals internally ashamed to contradict it, which in effect silences them, and this silencing culminates in a cessation of thinking. And we see this happen almost daily: to stand against the majority is to ruin yourself.

Tocqueville 

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Never Again

July 29, 2015

It should never happened in the first place…”The mayor of Reno, Nev., reportedly apologized after the American flag was replaced atop city hall with an LGBT flag.”
According to the Reno Gazette

The Problem

July 29, 2015

Want the truth?
The Shoe Bomber was a Muslim 

The Beltway Snipers were Muslims 

The Fort Hood Shooter was a Muslim 

The underwear Bomber was a Muslim 

The U-S.S. Cole Bombers were Muslims

The Madrid Train Bombers were Muslims 

The Bafi Nightclub Bombers were Muslims 

The London Subway Bombers were Muslims 

The Moscow Theatre Attackers were Muslims 

The Boston Marathon Bombers were Muslims 

The Pan-Am flight #93 Bombers were Muslims 

The Air France Entebbe Hijackers were Muslims 

The Iranian Embassy Takeover, was by Muslims 

The Beirut U.S. Embassy bombers were Muslims 

The Libyan U.S. Embassy Attack was by Musiims 

The Buenos Aires Suicide Bombers were Muslims 

The Israeli Olympic Team Attackers were Muslims 

The Kenyan U.S, Embassy Bombers were Muslims 

The Saudi, Khobar Towers Bombers were Muslims 

The Beirut Marine Barracks bombers were Muslims 

The Besian Russian School Attackers were Muslims 

The first World Trade Center Bombers were Muslims 

The Bombay & Mumbai India Attackers were Muslims 

The Achille Lauro Cruise Ship Hijackers were Muslims 

The September 11th 2001 Airline Hijackers were Muslims’
Think about it.
Buddhists living with Hindus = No Problem

Hindus living with Christians = No Problem

Hindus living with Jews = No Problem

Christians living with Shintos = No Problem

Shintos living with Confucians = No Problem

Confusians living with Baha’is = No Problem

Baha’is living with Jews = No Problem

Jews living with Atheists = No Problem

Atheists living with Buddhists = No Problem

Buddhists living with Sikhs = No Problem

Sikhs living with Hindus = No Problem

Hindus living with Baha’is = No Problem

Baha’is living with Christians = No Problem

Christians living with Jews = No Problem

Jews living with Buddhists = No Problem

Buddhists living with Shintos = No Problem

Shintos living with Atheists = No Problem

Atheists living with Confucians = No Problem

Confusians living with Hindus = No Problem
However;
Muslims living with Hindus = Problem

Muslims living with Buddhists = Problem

Muslims living with Christians = Problem

Muslims living with Jews = Problem

Muslims living with Sikhs = Problem

Muslims living with Baha’is = Problem

Muslims living with Shintos = Problem

Muslims living with Atheists = Problem
Results;
They’re not happy in Gaza 

They’re not happy in Egypt

They’re not happy in Libya

They’re not happy in Morocco

They’re not happy in Iran

They’re not happy in Iraq

They’re not happy in Yemen

They’re not happy in Afghanistan

They’re not happy in Pakistan

They’re not happy in Syria

They’re not happy in Lebanon

They’re not happy in Nigeria

They’re not happy in Kenya

They’re not happy in Sudan
 So, where are they happy?
They’re happy in Australia

They’re happy in England

They’re happy in Belgium

They’re happy in France

They’re happy in Italy

They’re happy in Germany

They’re happy in Sweden

They’re happy in the USA & Canada

They’re happy in Norway & India

They’re happy in almost every country that is not Islamic! And who do they blame? Not Islam… Not their leadership… Not themselves… THEY BLAME THE COUNTRIES THEY ARE HAPPY IN!! And they want to change the countries they’re happy in, to be like the countries they came from where they were unhappy and finally they will be get hammere!!!!
Islamic Jihad: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION

ISIS: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION

Al-Qaeda: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION

Taliban: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION

Hamas: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION

Hezbollah: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION

Boko Haram: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION

Al-Nusra: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION

Abu Sayyaf: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION

Al-Badr: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION

Muslim Brotherhood: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION

Lashkar-e-Taiba: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION

Palestine Liberation Front: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION

Ansaru: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION

Jemaah Islamiyah: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION

Abdullah Azzam Brigades: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION

AND A LOT MORE!!!!!!!
Think about it. Here is what these fanatics do.
1] Kill any one who insults Islam or Moham-mad. (Koran.33;57-61).

2) Kill all Muslims who leave Islam. (Koran.2;217/4;89/Bukhari.9;84-57).

3) Koran can not be doubted. (Koran.2;1).

4) Islam is the only acceptable religion. (Koran.3;85).

5) Muslims must fight (jihad) to non-Muslims, even if they don’t want to. (Koran.2;216). 

6) We the non-Muslims are pigs and apes. (Koran. 2;62-65/Koran.5;59-60/Koran.7;166).

7) We the non-Muslims cannot be friends with Muslims. (Koran.5;51).

8) We the non-Muslims sworn enemies of Muslims and Islam. (Koran.4;101).

9) We the non-Muslims can be raped as sex slave. (Koran.4;3 & 24/5;89/23;5/33;50/58;3/70;30).

10) We the non-Muslims the vilest of creatures deserving no mercy. (Koran.98;6).

11) Muslim must terrorized us (non-Muslims). (Koran.8;12 &59-60/ Bukhari.4;52;220).

12) Muslims must strike terror into non-Muslims hearts. (Koran.8;60).

13) Muslims must lie to us (non-Muslims) to strengthen and spread Islam. (Koran.3;28?16;106).

14) Muslims are allowed to behead us (non_Muslims) (Koran.47;4).

15) Muslims are guaranteed to go to heaven if they kill us (non-Muslims). (Koran.9;111).

16) Marrying and divorcing pre-pubescent children is OK. (Koran.65;4).

17) Wife beating is OK. (Koran.4;34).

18) Raping wives is OK. (Koran.2;223).

19) Proving rape requires 4 (four) male Muslim witnesses. (Koran.24;13).

20) Muslims are allowed to crucify and amputate us (non-Muslims). Koran.8;12/47;4).

Sports Distances

July 25, 2015

Are you a soccer fan? Baseball? Whatever your spectator sport of choice, it’s easy to forget how hard those athletes are working when we have beer in hand or are chilling on the couch. Here’s a quick breakdown of the average distance athletes from all different types of sports run in a single game or event. 
via Runner’s World
Players in soccer’s World Cup, will run an estimated 7 miles per game. (And the refs will run even more!) Here’s how that compares to athletes in other sports.
Baseball: .046 miles

This is a rather generous estimate that translates into approximately 242 feet per game, taken from the statistics of the current Major League Baseball batting leader Troy Tulowitzki from the Colorado Rockies. The distance between each base is 90 feet. Adding all of the singles, doubles, triples, stolen bases, and home runs that Tulowitzki has logged during the 49 regular season games played since press time, the total distance run comes to just more than 2 miles. Those not as successful at the plate log even less mileage—or more accurately, feet.
Football: 1.25 miles for receivers and cornerbacks

Football players don’t have a lot of time to travel very far. According to the Wall Street Journal, the average NFL game includes only 11 minutes of actual playing time. Receivers and cornerbacks run the most at just over one mile a game. That’s still an impressive feat considering 11 massive and highly trained athletes would prefer they run as little as possible.
Basketball: 2.9 miles

Cutting-edge tracking technology called SportVU has allowed coaches and statisticians to track NBA player performance in real time, including the distance traveled per game. This is another generous estimate, averaging SportVU’s distance traveled from the top ten hardwood pounders. Running the most during the 2014 season was Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls at 3.1 miles per game.
Tennis: 3 miles

Distance traveled depends heavily on playing style and the duration of a match, but competitive players can expect to shuffle and sprint nearly a 5K while chasing down balls. During the longest recorded tennis match, at Wimbledon in 2010, it’s estimated that John Isner and Nicholas Mahut each ran about 6 miles during 11 hours and five minutes of play.
Field Hockey: 5.6 miles

According to Tribesports, field hockey players travel more than athletes in almost any other sport, chasing and defending the ball for nearly a 10K during 70 minutes of play.
Soccer: 7 miles

A large field, a fast moving ball, and rare substitutions mean soccer players can expect to log some heavy mileage over 90-plus minutes. Midfielders tend to run the most, sometimes reaching nearly 9.5 miles,according to SportVU.

Hope

July 24, 2015

“He’s gone.” Parents could never forget those words after they have been spoken about their son. Even now, nearly six years removed from the awful day we heard them, I still picture the doctor’s grim face as he shared the news. I can smell the sanitized odor of that ICU hospital room, hear the soft sobs of the gathered family members, and feel my chest heaving under the pressure of shock and disbelief giving way to the reality of my son’s unexpected death. A few minutes earlier the doctor had removed breathing tubes keeping Micah’s body artificially alive, and within a few short minutes, his nine-month-old chest stopped, and he was gone. 
For most of my life, I have believed what the Bible says about God, that he is both sovereign and loving. Admittedly, until tragedy struck, intellectual objections to the goodness and sovereignty of God seemed esoteric. Significant suffering was something that happened to other people. My life seemed to be going along quite well, and, as a result, it was easy for me to espouse the traditional Christian views about God and his purposes in suffering. From the day we heard those terrible words, though, an easy espousal of doctrine would not suffice. A wrestling match with God had begun.
Tragic Fall
On Thursday afternoon, July 23, 2009, Micah had fallen out of his high chair reaching for his toes. While he sustained a black eye from his fall, no one felt his condition was serious, much less life-threatening. On each of the next two days, various pediatric doctors saw Micah because he developed a low-grade fever and an unusual cough. Doctors diagnosed Micah with pneumonia, probably as a result of inhaling something down his lung when he fell. However, the doctors were not concerned, believing the foreign object would probably dissolve in a matter of days; he would soon be back to normal. 

On Sunday morning, July 26, Micah suddenly stopped breathing. Within two minutes of our emergency call, EMTs arrived followed by the ambulance. But no one could revive Micah. I held my wife, Heather, on our kitchen floor as we screamed and cried together, praying as earnestly as we could that God would cause our little son to take a breath and come back to us. But God didn’t answer our prayer. We never heard him cry again.
Micah was eventually taken to Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis, where doctors revived his breathing. But after nearly one hour without oxygen, there was no hope for any brain activity. Over the next 24 hours, we prayed that our sovereign and good God would miraculously heal our little boy. But by 10:00 the next morning, we were told Micah had so little brain activity there was no hope for recovery. Heather, deciding she could not be in the room when Micah’s ventilator was removed, said her final goodbye, encouraging him to “run to Jesus, sweetie, run to Jesus.” A few minutes later, I held my son as the doctors removed the ventilator that was giving him breath. In the single deepest moment of anguish I ever have or ever will experience, my son’s little heart stopped beating. 
Following Micah’s death, doctors determined Micah had aspirated a pea when he had fallen from his highchair. On Sunday, Micah had tried to cough up the pea, but it became lodged in his windpipe. The pea stuck in such a manner as to block all airflow. According to pediatricians, chances of this occurring are infinitely small.
Sovereign Over a Pea   
Six years later, we still wrestle over questions of God’s sovereign power over that little pea, about the place of human responsibility, including that of the pediatricians, and what purposes God is accomplishing in this tragedy. Why did we have to endure this struggle? Why did we have to learn these lessons through Micah’s death and not through a means that would have spared our son? While we do not possess answers to these questions, we know who does hold the answers, and who will ultimately make all things new. The apostle Paul writes:
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. (2 Cor. 1:3–5)
Soon after Micah’s death, Heather and I were blessed by some grief “mentors” who have shepherded us through this life-altering event. These mentors, who also had experienced the death of a child, helped us with the spiritual, emotional, and marital issues associated with this tragedy. No doubt there are at least a thousand reasons why God ordained that little pea to lodge in my son’s throat. But God’s sovereign plan certainly included drawing us into relationship with other grieving parents so we might be able to use our experience to encourage others. 
Hope for the Mourning 
In late 2009, we created a nonprofit organization aimed to assist fellow grieving parents. Through Hope for the Mourning, our goal is to provide biblical resources and encouragement to families grieving the death of a young child or infant. Mainly through our website, the organization receives requests for assistance from grieving parents across the United States and from other parts of the world. For the time being, we are able to send out care packages to these bereaved parents. Care packages include biblically based grief support books and restaurant gift cards.  
We are seeking specific individuals who will partner with Hope for the Mourning as we seek to minister to grieving parents. These “Hope Partners” would espouse a sovereign view of God and his divine purposes in suffering, and also have a heart for ministry to grieving parents. 
When grieving parents who live near a Hope Partner contact us, we call on that Hope Partner to follow up, in person, with that family. While we cannot follow up with a home-cooked meal and sit across the kitchen table from the grieving parents, we are seeking partners who can. For more information about being a Hope Partner, please email us at hopeforthemourning [at] gmail.com and provide your name, phone number, e-mail address, and city and state of residence.  
Cory Wessman and his wife, Heather, have three living children and reside in Minnetonka, Minnesota. They are members at Redeemer Bible Church. Cory attended Wheaton College and St. Thomas Law School and is now an estate planning attorney in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.  

God has a plan

July 22, 2015

CBN.com Dan Baumann spent years ministering in Muslim countries. On a two week trip to Iran he was detained at the border. Dan shares his story.
“Me and a friend felt like we were supposed to go on a two week visit into Iran… and had a great time, and fell in love with the country and fell in love with the people.”
“While we were leaving the country – it was crossing the border – we hand in our documents to be stamped out of the country and we didn’t get them back. And it was about six hours later that they finally came back to us and said, ‘There was a problem with your documents.’”  
“And the reality is that that I had dealt with before I went like, ‘What if you have a problem? What if there could be complications being an American?’ It all came to the surface. And I realized ‘Wow! I really could have a problem. This is for real.’ In my walk with the Lord, and in many dangerous places, I’ve always seen God come through. And all of a sudden the thought hit me, ‘Well, what if this is different?’”
“They separated me and my friend took me into another room and there they beat me for about six hours, kicking me and hitting me. After those six hours they drag me back down to the lobby where I met my friend again who had been beaten in another room. They put us in prison clothes and they blindfolded us again, and they led us down this basement and they put me into one prison cell and my friend into another one. And there I was imprisoned in Iran. It was out of my hands, there was nothing I could do. Either God would do a miracle or I would stay there.”
“There was no sense of feeling God. I felt like God was far away. All I could really trust in was His character, and that His character would be true no matter what I was feeling and no matter what circumstance I was going through.”
“They put me in a cell in isolation. It had a light in one corner. And that was on 24 hours a day. It was in the wintertime and there was actually snow outside, but the heater didn’t work well. They only let me out of the room to be interrogated, which was once a day or sometimes not at all. And then they would lead me down this hallway and take me into the interrogation room, which was an ugly room; it had bloodstains on the floor, very dark and murky. That was definitely the most terrifying part of the whole experience. The beatings would start and they would be slapping in the face, hitting in the stomach, sometimes kicking.”
“I struggled with faith, ‘Was God with me? Did He love me? If God is good why would He allow me to go through this situation?’ And I remember one day I woke up, and I was done inside. And I remember waking up that day thinking to myself, ‘If I’m going to be here the rest of my life, why not check out?’ My only thought was not to stay there, and the only way not to stay there was to die. 
“I stuck my head in the sink, I filled it up. And tied one end to a bracket put it over my head and then hopefully would tie the other end tight thinking that with my head in the water in a few minutes I’d be gone.” 

“Four times I tried to kill myself, but every time I tried I was too scared to tie the other end. And I’ll never forget the last time. Again, I tried again I was like, ‘Come on, do it!’ and again, I couldn’t do it, I couldn’t tie it tight. And I remember at that moment jerking my head out of the water and if I was ever aware of my brokenness, I was aware of it at that moment. And I remember falling down on the ground and I was broken. And if I was ever aware of my shame, I was aware of my shame at that moment.”
“And I remember lying down on the ground in that moment – all of a sudden the room fills with this glorious light. And I turn around to see what’s going on and there is Jesus. And He’s standing in front of me with this big grin and smile on His face. And it was at that lowest point that He met me. And He looks at me and He stretches out His hands and He puts them underneath me like this. And in the vision as I see Jesus, He looks at me and says this, ‘Dan, I love you, and I promise to carry you through this time.’ And from that day until this day, I’ve never had those thoughts again.”
“And that’s who Jesus is. He meets us at our lowest, and He can rescue us from the depths of us. And He wants to give us life in the midst of the pain of life. And He meets us and He loves us and He wants to rescue us no matter what we’re going through.”
“God began to challenge me with His love for our enemies. He said ‘Dan, ask Me what I think about this man.’ And He asked me the question about the man who was my interrogator, the man who beat me, the man who seemed to hate me the most. And it was a few days into it that I finally asked God, ‘OK yea, what do You think of this man?’ And at that moment my heart opened up and I began to see God’s love for this man; how He loved him from the beginning, how He made him, how He loved his family. And I’ll never forget the last day I saw him and I remember on this day thinking ‘Oh my gosh! What’s he going to do today?’ And at that moment, I remember looking at him, and I said this, ‘Sir, if I’m going to see you for the rest of my life every day, why don’t we become friends?’ He’s like, ‘No that’s impossible!’ And I said, ‘Sir, you can start by telling me your name.’ And I stuck out my hand to him, and I said ‘Sir, let’s be friends.’”
And as I stuck out my hand to shake his hand he just stood there and he froze and after a few minutes he started to shake. And all of a sudden I saw his hand creep towards mine and he shook my hand. And as he’s shaking my hand I saw these tears start to roll down his face and for about ten minutes he just shook my hand. And tears streaming down his face and he finally looks at me and says this, ‘Dan’ – and he calls me by my name – ‘My name is Rizak, and I would love to be your friend.’ And it caused me to see that there is no heart too hard for Jesus; that He can change the hardest heart. God taught me to love my enemy.”
“I heard these guards talking about ‘the foreigners’,(me and my friend), ‘They’re Christians. They follow Jesus.’ And another one says, ‘Oh, these foreigners, they knew they could have problems when they came here. But they have purpose. They have a reason to live and a reason to die. And that’s what I want.’ And I heard three of these men say, ‘Yes, today we are going to follow Jesus. We are going to follow the way.’ And if that was part of the reason God allowed me down there, so be it.”
“And just like those guards in prison I long for people to know today how good Jesus is that He can rescue us in the midst of pain. In the midst of our shame, our brokenness He wants to meet us and that He is good no matter what were going through and that He loves us.”
“I found out indirectly that I was under two death sentences; one for being a missionary and one for being a spy, and again in that prison I heard executions quite regularly. And it was my moment in a court room I stood on a stand, hundreds of people in the room, video cameras, judges, and then came the question, ‘Tell us today sir, ‘Why, why did you come to Iran?’”
“Something rose up within me – the power of God – and I remember looking at the judge and saying this, ‘I came to Iran to tell you about Jesus Christ.’ And when I said that I was like, ‘Oh what did I say?’ And all of a sudden I said it again, and then I said it again. And then something started to grow in my heart and for about twenty minutes I just preached the Gospel. And I told everyone in that courtroom and everyone who could hear me all about who Jesus is, all about how much He loved them.”
“All of a sudden I realized something, I am free! I am free! So what if they kill me. My life is bought by the blood of Jesus, my home is in Heaven. No one can take that away. And I realized that in the midst of death itself, God gave me the grace to stand up and speak the truth. And in doing so, it brought freedom in my heart knowing that this life isn’t it. There is more and I’m going home one day and no one can take that away.”
After nine weeks of imprisonment in Iran, Dan Baumann was released by Iran’s high court. He continues to lead mission trips all around the world.

1938 and 2015

July 22, 2015

We say that evil is dark. But this metaphor is imprecise. Evil is actually intensely bright, so painfully bright that people look away from it. Many even deny its existence.Why? Because once people acknowledge evil’s existence, they know they have to confront it. And most people prefer not to confront evil.

That is what led to World War II. Many in the West denied the darkness of Nazism. They looked the other way when that evil could have been stopped and then appeased it as it became stronger.

We are reliving 1938. British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain went to Munich to negotiate with Adolf Hitler. He left believing Hitler’s promises of peace in exchange for Germany being allowed to annex large parts of Czechoslovakia. Upon returning to England, Chamberlain announced, “Peace for our time.”

The American and European negotiations with Iran have so precisely mirrored 1938 that you have to wonder how anyone could not see it.

The Nazi regime’s great hatred was Jews. Iran’s great hatred is the Jewish state. The Nazis’ greatest aim was to exterminate the Jews of Europe. Iran’s greatest aim is to exterminate the Jewish state. Nazi Germany hated the West and its freedoms. The Islamic Republic of Iran hates the West and its freedoms. Germany sought to dominate Europe. Iran seeks to dominate the Middle East and the Muslim world.

And exactly as Britain and France appeased Nazi Germany, the same two countries along with the United States have chosen to appease Iran.

Today, people mock Chamberlain. But just change the names, and you realize that we are living through a repetition of Munich. Substitute the Islamic Republic of Iran for Nazi Germany, the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei for Hitler, Barack Obama and John Kerry for Chamberlain, Israel for Czechoslovakia and for Europe’s Jews, and the increasingly unsafe world of 2015 for the increasingly unsafe world of 1938.

In fact, there is considerably less defense for the Iran agreement — which awards Iran $150 billion in currently frozen assets and the right to keep its nuclear program — than there was for the Munich agreement. Prior to 1938, Hitler had not publicly proclaimed his aim to annihilate Europe’s Jews. Yet, Iran has been proclaiming its intention to annihilate the Jewish state for decades. There were no massive “Death to America” demonstrations in Germany as there regularly are in Iran. In 1938, Germany had not been responsible for terror around the world as Iran is now. Nor was Germany responsible for the death of more than a thousand Americans as Iran has been.

Iran has been responsible for more American deaths in the past quarter-century than any other group or country. Col. Richard Kemp, the former commander of British troops in Afghanistan, and Major Chris Driver-Williams of British special forces, summarized it this way: “Iranian military action, often working through proxies using terrorist tactics, has led to the deaths of well over a thousand American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan over the last decade and a half.”

The Neville Chamberlains of 2015 defend the agreement with Iran on two grounds: that the only alternative is war, and that this agreement has the capacity to bring Iran into “the community of nations.”

The first is a falsehood for three reasons.

First, the alternative to this agreement was continuing and tightening the sanctions that were weakening the Iranian regime and greatly diminishing its ability to fund terror groups around the world. Second, because the agreement so strengthens Iran, it makes war far more likely. When evil, expansionist regimes get richer, they don’t spend their wealth on building new hospitals. Third, we have been at war with Iran for decades — but only one side has been fighting.

And whoever believes that the agreement will bring Iran into “the community of nations” betrays a breathtaking ignorance about the Iranian regime.

The Iranian regime is composed of religious fanatics who are morally indistinguishable from ISIS, al-Qaida, Boko Haram and all the other mass-murdering Islamist movements.

The Iranian regime has executed more people than any country except China (and probably North Korea, for which data are unavailable).

The Iranian regime has killed more than 6,000 gays for being homosexual.

No woman in Iran is allowed to leave the country or even to work outside her home without the permission of her husband. As Zahra Eshraghi, a granddaughter of the founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, has testified: “As a woman, if I want to get a passport to leave the country, have surgery, even to breathe almost, I must have permission from my husband.”

The Iranian regime repeatedly calls for the extermination of Israel. No other country in the world is committed to annihilating another country.

Iran is the world’s greatest funder of terror organizations.

The late Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman indicted Iran for establishing terrorist networks throughout Latin America, including Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile and Colombia, among other countries.

Iran funds and directs the Lebanese terror organization Hezbollah, the most powerful military organization in Lebanon.

Iran is the major funder of Hamas.

Iran has been responsible for terror bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.

According to the 9/11 Commission Report, eight to 10 of the 9/11 hijackers passed through Iran, and an American judge ruled that Iran bears legal responsibility for providing “material support” to the 9/11 hijackers.

Members of Congress who vote to uphold this agreement will be viewed as Chamberlain is viewed. The Left likes to talk about being on “the right side” of history. Enabling Iran to keep its nuclear facilities while gaining access to hundreds of billions of dollars is to be on the wrong side of history.

Question: Would any member of Congress vote for this agreement if Iran were situated at the American border?

Very few people have a chance to do something about the greatest evil of their time. Members of the U.S. Congress have that chance. That should trump loyalty to Obama and his appeasement of the greatest evil of our time.

 

More Truth

July 14, 2015

Recently, in the deluge of headlines, national news, international crises, and history making events, anyone navigating the internet may have found it to be exceptionally noisy place.
As grateful as I am for the access we currently have to information, the latest commentary, and debates held in the public forum, I’m wondering if all this easily obtained information has done us a disservice.
I’m not sure that more information has made us better thinkers. 
In fact, the opposite may be true in my own life. The more I toggle back and forth between various voices, the more I’m preoccupied with the opinions of the masses and less so with cultivating an ear for the voice of One. 
You see, as with all things that are worth contemplating: It takes time. 
There are really no short cuts to reading God’s word, meditating and praying through what is found in it’s pages, and wrestling with how one is to live out those convictions. We so often hope to bypass the pain and strain of laboring in the garden of the Scriptures (I know why I don’t read my Bible!) and take the more convenient route of choosing allies, taking sides, following opinion.
In the same way, today’s in-the-trenches momma is faced with the same context when trying to gain wisdom in childrearing, marriage-strengthening, homemaking, purpose-finding: She can be saturated with opinion and information, or she can be grounded in the truth of God’s word.
Being a blogger, Instagrammer, online entrepreneur, and the author of this blog post, I certainly am not suggesting that we’d do well to ignore all that is offered to us through news, websites, and social media. I’m simply feeling the call to return whole-heartedly to a reverence and commitment to God’s word, first and only. Everything else will either drive us closer to making much of God’s unchanging truth, or the making much of our own opinions. 
In motherhood, in the headlines, and in everything in between…let our hearts be quick to desire the voice of One alone. 

allen westAllen West is the man. The conservative movement needs a lot more stuff like this and we needed it yesterday.
I’ll add one of my own to this list.
I’ll vote Democrat because I hate capitalism. I hate it so much that I will tweet about how much I hate it from my iPhone while drinking a Starbucks.

10. I’ll vote Democrat because I can’t wait for college football season to be delayed or cancelled because the student athletes are union employees.
9. I’ll vote Democrat because I believe oil company’s profits of 4% on a gallon of gas are obscene, but the government taxing the same gallon of gas at 15% isn’t.
8. I’ll vote Democrat because I believe the government will do a better job of spending the money I earn than I would.
7. I’ll vote Democrat because Freedom of Speech is fine as long as nobody is offended by it.
6. I’ll vote Democrat because I’m way too irresponsible to own a gun, and I know that my local police are all I need to protect me from murderers and thieves. I am also thankful that we have a 911 service that get police to your home in order to identify your body after a home invasion.
5. I’ll vote Democrat because I’m not concerned about millions of babies being aborted so long as we keep all death row inmates alive and comfy.
4. I’ll vote Democrat because I think illegal aliens have a right to free health care, education, and Social Security benefits, and we should take away the Social Security from those who paid into it.
3. I’ll vote Democrat because I believe that businesses should NOT be allowed to make profits for themselves. They need to break even and give the rest away to the government for redistribution as the Democrats see fit.
2. I’ll vote Democrat because I believe liberal judges need to rewrite the Constitution every few days to suit some fringe kooks who would never get their agendas past the voters.
And the Number One reason I’ll vote Democrat is:
1. I’ll vote Democrat because I think that it’s better to pay billions for oil to people who hate us, but not drill our own because it might upset some endangered beetle, gopher, fish or frog.

Happy Fourth

July 4, 2015

21.

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
President Ronald Reagan