Thursday, December 31, 2009

Ringing Out 2009

I have to say that 2009 has brought for me a year that could best be described as roller coaster like. It was a year of ups and downs, twists and turns, slowness and extreme speeds. In the end though like every year before it it is drawing to a close with me a bit wiser and my faith stronger.

My prayer is that 2010 will bring more than I imagined for my family and friends.

So here's to the start of a new decade, Happy 2010.

Here is a verse that has been a cornerstone for me during this past year, it has proven true even when I could not see how it could be:

"And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose."~Romans 8:28

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A Retrospective

I have to say that I have missed blogging more than I imagined. It seems daily that anything and everything seems to occur as I sit down to type up a blog, certainly there has been no lack of material on which to blog about in the political world. The saying "the hits just keep on coming" pops into my mind when I stop to think of the daily happenings inside the beltway.

I find it hard to believe that 2009 is quickly drawing to a close and my mind jumps to all that has transpired in one short year. So I thought I would do a retrospective on the politics of 2009.

The year opened with the the build up and inauguration of our nation's 44th President. Many of us pondered if he would govern from the center as the pundits and those seemingly in the know said repeatedly would happen. We the People were quickly shown that that would not be the case. The new President wasted no time in showing his true intentions of governing from the far left and We the People should not have been taken by surprise at the antics inside the Senate and the House led by Reid and Pelosi.

We the People have seen our wishes tossed aside by many who sit in halls of Congress for the wishes of a few. We have witnessed bailouts galore, the promised closing of Gitmo, less security, the turning of this country's back on some of our staunchest allies along with pandering to our some of our worst enemies, the passing of bills not read while We the People said no, a continued rise in unemployment despite a porkulus bill that WE the PEOPLE screamed no about but that we were promised would stimulate our economy, we have seen the government infringe upon private companies, numerous Czars appointed without anyone but the President's approval, and a laundry list of appointments by folks who are less than ethical, we have seen the House and Senate despite protests by We the People move on a takeover of 1/6th of our nation's economy with the passing of healthcare bills, and let us not forget we have witnessed the take over of the housing, banking and automobile industries.

It seems the list is endless on the trampling of our Constitution and all of it was accomplished in the name of you and I. I must say the list is depressing. However, the one thing I have witnessed is that due to the actions of a select few inside the beltway the silent majority is no longer silent.

Our governments seemingly callous and detrimental actions have allowed many of us to find a voice we never knew we had or never believed we would need to use. I do believe 2010 will bring another change inside the beltway. The question I have to ask is will the change be the voting out of those who turned a deaf ear and a blind eye to the wishes of those who elected them?

While I believe our country has sustained damage with the Obama administration in power I am also aware that most of damage can be reversed if We the People take a strong stance and vote in those who believe in the prinicples this country was founded on and has thrived on.

My solemn hope is that 2010 will bring much more blogging time as well as the change this country now truly needs.

Happy New Year!!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Last Vestiages Of Decency

The idea of what decency entails and decorum calls for, isn't that something we all grew up with? These were lessons we in general learned in our homes, our churches, our friends', and at school. However, it appears that neither decency nor decorum are allowed within the walls of our schools anymore, or at least what most of us consider decent.

I have written more than once about the various czars appointed by this administration and the fact that none of the czars were vetted by the Senate and they answer to only the President. There have been more than one questionable choice yet the man appointed by Obama to oversee our schools takes the cake on questionable behavior and judgment.

Kevin Jennings, who before being appointed Safe School Czar founded and ran GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network), created an approved reading list from K-6, 7-12, and for teachers. "According to GLSEN’s own press releases from the period during which its recommended reading list was developed, the organization’s three areas of focus were creating “educational resources, public policy agenda, [and] student organizing programs”; in other words, the reading list (chief among its “educational resources”) was of prime importance in GLSEN’s efforts to influence the American educational system." )

Several different groups of journalists have been researching this particular list of books and choose 11 books out of the list of 100 recommended for 7th to 12th graders. I will not list the books on this blog that were reviewed due to the extreme pornographic nature but here is the link for what our current School Czar believes is appropriate reading material for pre-teen and teens.

After going through the list and reading a few of the excerpts I had to stop, but I can say without reservation that while adults have the right to read whatever they choose, our children do not need to be exposed to these books and certainly not in our public school system. We the People are unbeknownst to most of us picking up the tab for this type of reading material.

What I fail to understand is why the President would appoint such a man who apparently holds so little regard for our children would be appointed to oversee anything having to do with our pubic school system. I cannot imagine that the President of the United States would not realize who he was appointing to oversee our children's education.

I do know that we as parents must remain vigilant especially as the last vestiges of decency and decorum disappear from places like our public school system. I had no idea about this particular reading list until I read about it over at Gateway Pundit's site. We must realize that we as parents have the right to opt our children out of such reading assignments, we have the power to speak with our school board members, children's teachers and administrators, etc...If we don't speak up for our children, who will?

On another note I have missed you all terribly. I feel like I have been away on vacation for weeks, unfortunately it was not a vacation. My new to me computer decided to catch a computer cold, not good. Have a Wonderful Wednesday.