Alan Keyes Speaking at the Rally for Common Sense

Posted: June 1st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Political, Videos | No Comments »

“The people are leaders here (The United States). We don’t go to the polls to elect leaders, we go to the polls to elect people who will follow our lead!”  (minute 20:57)

Alan Keyes - Loyal To LibertyI rarely write of political happenings on this blog, but I listened to this speech by Alan Keyes (loyaltoliberty.com) today and it reminded me just how much I wish that he was elected President in 2008 (I wrote him in). I am a firm believer in voting for who I believe the best candidate is and not simply for the “better of the two evils” because when that road is taken, all you are left with is evil, and I am left with a clear conscience.


I’ve Been to the Mountain Top

Posted: January 16th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: My Thoughts, Political | No Comments »

Martin Luther King Jr.This past fall we took the kids to Washington D.C. and one of the highlights was going to the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial. It was incredible. What greatness he possessed, and it’s a reminder that we too have the potential to impact the world. For that, he is one of my heroes.

Here is the end of his final speech. I pray my life exhibits the same passion.


Ray Stevens – Obama Budget Plan

Posted: June 13th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Political, Videos | No Comments »

OK, once in awhile politics makes it on my blog. My dad emailed me this video, and I was laughing and crying my way through the whole bit, so I thought I’d share it with you. Enjoy!

 


Giving through my blogs

Posted: June 7th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: aka My Jesus, Book Reviews, It Hurts So Good, My Thoughts, Political, Random, Spirituality, Videos, Writing | No Comments »

You have probably noticed there are some advertisements on my blog, and they are there for good reason: to give.  Originally, I opened an Amazon Associate account to help pay for my hosting and domains, but I don’t want to profit from what I write here.

So I am giving it away.  So, if you like to buy from Amazon, please stop here first and click through one of my book links, then search for what you want at Amazon and 4%-6% of you purchase will go toward the charity listed for that month!

Starting March 2011, all proceeds from my blogs (www.CRMooney.com and www.christianwriterscorner.wordpress.com) will be given to a different ministry or cause.  I will be posting a capture of my earnings and receipt of the giving for accountability.  There is a two month pay cycle, so the receipt won’t show until I have been paid, and the money given.

Also, please feel free to click through to the different organizations and see if you would like to donate on your own!

To see what’s been given so far, click the “giving” tab at the upper right of the blog, or click here to go to the Giving page.

 

 

 


President Donald Trump?

Posted: April 7th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Political | 2 Comments »

I was sent this video today, and I must say, it is a great interview.  Watch it, and then answer this, Who would you vote for today for President of the Untied States, and why:   President Obama, or Donald Trump?

Edit: The video has been loading a live news clip randomly, If you don’t get an interview between Trump and Meredith Andrews, please use the link below.

(in case the video doesn’t load, click here)

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy


Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted: January 17th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: My Thoughts, Political, Videos | 6 Comments »

Martin Luther King Jr.I got to sleep in this morning.  Our company takes Martin Luther King Jr. as a holiday.  I cannot simply just mentally check out for the day, I have to remember why I have the day off.  Not only that, I have an obligation to my children to explain to them why daddy gets the day off.  So, this morning we took a half hour remembering Dr. King.

I have five kids, ages two through nine, so it wasn’t easy.  For them to really understand, I walked them through how Christopher Columbus came over, and how many Europeans followed him (eventually including my Irish ancestors), then we forced the natives off their land for our benefit.  Soon after that, we found that there were people in Africa that we could buy or steal, bring them here, and force them to work for us.  Many were treated worse than animals, and were bought sold, and disposed of like property.

Eventually some leaders in our country realized this was horrible, and that our founding fathers new that God created us equally, so we should treat all people that way, so we had a war.  After the Civil War, the slaves were free to own property, and work for themselves, but in many ways were still treated as less than human.

They had to use different bathrooms, restaurants, and transportation.  They were not allowed to have a voice in Washington DC, because they were not allowed to vote.  There were many people who started to take a public stand against this treatment, including Dr. King.  He took a stand, and as a minister, tried to remind people that God made us all, and we are to look at the heart of a man, and not the color of his skin.

For this, he was shot and killed: for the love and passion of a dream.  He is an example to us.  No, a hero.  He is a beacon to show us that no matter how dark our world may seem, that one man, yes, only one, can make a difference.  One can change the course of a nation, or the world, and that one could be you or me.

Also, this is a day where we can examine our own hearts.  Are we treating others as we ought to?  No matter their skin color, ethnicity, or religious grouping?  Are we loving them as God has called us?  Even to the point of laying down our pride and selfish ambitions and putting them before us?  I know I still have work to do.

With that, here are a couple of videos we watched today about Dr. King.  Please watch them and remember, so we don’t walk down this road again.

Follow this Link to the History Channel’s video:

History of the Holidays: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Here is the “I have a Dream” speech in its entirety:


Review: Uncle Sam’s Plantation:How Big Government Enslaves America’s Poor and What We Can Do About It

Posted: October 26th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Book Reviews, Political | 1 Comment »

uncle sam's plantationToday’s political environment is quite polarized, so when I saw the title, “Uncle Sam’s Plantation,” I had to get a copy.  I didn’t know anything about the author other than the blurb, so I wasn’t sure what side she taking.  Was she was accusing the government of enslaving America’s poor, or did she feel she was a victim.  I had to know.  Star Parker surprised me.  What I thought might be loose accusations and opinionated theories turned out to be her life experiences and a concise history of black America.

Parker lays a foundation by defining the different types of poverty, and the mentality of those making up the different classes.  She moves on to her personal story of profiting from the welfare state, to making her way to personal and financial independence.  Her change came when she realized she was owed nothing, and responsible for her actions and life.

The next several chapters are a treatise of eighty years of the government’s best intentions to help the lower class.  Sometimes our best intentions are not the best policies, and many have had a reverse affect and enslaved entire generations to dependency on the government for the necessities of life.

Parker contends that the solution to the poor rising out of their poverty is not more legislation, but in the government returning freedoms to the people, and in the return of the core values of the traditional family.

I enjoyed Uncle Sam’s Plantation, and found it quite informative.  It exposed me to parts of American history that I was not aware of, and to issues I chose to overlook.  I agree with Parker in that the war on poverty cannot be won with more legislation and bailouts.  There will always be poor among us, but we would be better served by empowering and giving incentives for them to be independent of handouts instead of encouraging it.

I recommend this book and will hold onto it for my kids to read.  I would be interested in reading something of the opposing view though.

Thanks to Thomas Nelson’s BookSneeze for allowing me to blog-review this book free of charge.


Jail time if you don’t buy health insurance?

Posted: March 18th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Political, Videos | Tags: , , | No Comments »

I listen to a lot of AM radio.  Tonight a caller on one of the shows called in and asked if  “Obamacare” passed, would people be arrested for not purchasing a plan.  And if it did,  wouldn’t this allow sick individuals to refuse to buy a plan, so that they could be arrested and receive “free” care in jail?  Or committing a crime for the same purpose?  At this point, not only would they be receiving free care, but also housing and food.

Wow, I never thought of that.  What are your thoughts?

For me, there really isn’t much good that I can see happening if this plan is passed.  People think this will give them health care, but it won’t.  There is no public option. It only makes it so companies have to offer insurance to everyone, and make certain coverages mandatory.  You will still be buying insurance.  Those who cannot afford it now, will most likely still not be able to afford insurance after the bill is passed.  I.e., if you are currently barely able to make your bills every month, and do not have insurance, no matter how cheap they make it, it’s not affordable.  And there is no such thing as free, because if it is free for you, someone else is footing the bill.

Why won’t they come out and tell us everything that is in this bill?


Obama declared June Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month

Posted: June 2nd, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: My Thoughts, Political | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

In a press release given yesterday, Obama has declared June Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month.

My thoughts: Why is it not listed with the other press releases at WhiteHouse.gov? I had to search for it to confirm it wasn’t a scam.  Somehow this doesn’t surprise me.  Though Obama doesn’t support gay marriage, he will declare them a “Pride Month” to keep them somewhat happy.  If I were in this group, I’m not sure how I would take that.

Please leave your thoughts.

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary

___________________________________________________________
For Immediate Release                                     June 1, 2009

LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER PRIDE MONTH, 2009
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION

Forty years ago, patrons and supporters of the Stonewall Inn in New York City resisted police harassment that had become all too common for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Out of this resistance, the LGBT rights movement in America was born. During LGBT Pride Month, we commemorate the events of June 1969 and commit to achieving equal justice under law for LGBT Americans.

LGBT Americans have made, and continue to make, great and lasting contributions that continue to strengthen the fabric of American society. There are many well-respected LGBT leaders in all professional fields, including the arts and business communities. LGBT Americans also mobilized the Nation to respond to the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic and have played a vital role in broadening this country’s response to the HIV pandemic.

Due in no small part to the determination and dedication of the LGBT rights movement, more LGBT Americans are living their lives openly today than ever before. I am proud to be the first President to appoint openly LGBT candidates to Senate-confirmed positions in the first 100 days of an Administration. These individuals embody the best qualities we seek in public servants, and across my Administration — in both the White House and the Federal agencies — openly LGBT employees are doing their jobs with distinction and professionalism.

The LGBT rights movement has achieved great progress, but there is more work to be done. LGBT youth should feel safe to learn without the fear of harassment, and LGBT families and seniors should be allowed to live their lives with dignity and respect.

My Administration has partnered with the LGBT community to advance a wide range of initiatives. At the international level, I have joined efforts at the United Nations to decriminalize homosexuality around the world. Here at home, I continue to support measures to bring the full spectrum of equal rights to LGBT Americans. These measures include enhancing hate crimes laws, supporting civil unions and Federal rights for LGBT couples, outlawing discrimination in the workplace, ensuring adoption rights, and ending the existing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy in a way that strengthens our Armed Forces and our national security. We must also commit ourselves to fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic by both reducing the number of HIV infections and providing care and support services to people living with HIV/AIDS across the United States.

These issues affect not only the LGBT community, but also our entire Nation. As long as the promise of equality for all remains unfulfilled, all Americans are affected. If we can work together to advance the principles upon which our Nation was founded, every American will benefit. During LGBT Pride Month, I call upon the LGBT community, the Congress, and the American people to work together to promote equal rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2009 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. I call upon the people of the United States to turn back discrimination and prejudice everywhere it exists.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of June, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.

BARACK OBAMA

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Presidential-Proclamation-LGBT-Pride-Month/


D@MN! This guy gives it to the UK Prime Minister!

Posted: March 25th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Political | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Where are these kinds of people in our Congress?  Why don’t our politicians have the moxy to call the president out like this regarding his “stimulus?”  His blog is at www.hannan.co.uk My hat’s off to you Daniel Hannan!