Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sarah Palin

I have for the most part avoided commenting on Juan Mc-Mark-O'Cain's choice for the office of Vice-President. There are several reasons for this enforced silence, and it's now time to elaborate.

First, I thought that Juan Mc-Mark-O'Cain's choice of Mrs. Palin was an astute political move. She represented so many things that he did/does not. By all accounts she is a born-again Christian, he on the other hand, spoke of Christians in the most derogatory terms in 1999/2000, he clearly has issues with Christians.
She was very pro-life, to the point of having a Down's syndrome baby, instead of choosing to abort. Mc-Mark-O'Cain is pro-life the way most politicians are, only when it's time to run for office. He is for embryonic stem cell research, which destroys human life, so while he may claim to be pro-life, he is inconsistent at best.

I've read that she was anti illegal immigration, while old Juan is an open borders zealot. She is a life-time member of the NRA. Mc-Mark-O'Cain gets a F- rating from the Gun Owners of America, and was considered persona non grata by the NRA until about 9 months ago. Mc-Mark-O'Cain has worked with George Soros funded gun-grabbers trying to close down gun shows, and other enfringements on the Second Amendment.

And Mrs. Palin is extremely attractive. Mc-Mark-O'Cain is Bob Dole with a better looking wife. An (no offense to those of you who are older than Juan) old geezer with a bad comb over. Even I would look good standing on a stage next to Sara Palin. Ok, that might be stretching it a little, but clearly Mrs. Palin is not hard to look at.

So as a political move adding Sara Palin to the ticket was a great idea. It was literally the only topic of conversation for almost two weeks. Her speech at the Repugnant Convention was more watched than his. People like James Dobson who had vowed never to vote for Mc-Mark-O'Cain changed their mind when Mrs. Palin became part of the ticket.

However, I do not, nor have I ever, voted on the basis of who is second on the ticket. If the Lord Jesus Christ Himself were second on the ticket to Juan Mc-Mark-O'Cain, I would not vote for the ticket.

And therein lies my problems with Mrs. Palin. When she accepted the second spot on the ticket to a man who is a traitor to the Constitution of the United States. She became an accessory to his unlawfulness.

from Dictionary.com

a. Also called accessory before the fact. a person who, though not present during the commission of a felony, is guilty of having aided and abetted another, who committed the felony.

As I have written before, Vote for McCain, Never The man (along with Jorge the Younger Shrub) should be impeached.

Now Mrs. Palin has put herself in the position of having to defend the positions of a traitor to the Constitution. In fact she is now being forced by his people to answer questions about her beliefs with some codicil such as, "I personally believe" each time she has an opinion different than Juan.

I believe that Mrs. Palin is in the truest sense of the term, unequally yoked. II Corinthians 6:14 "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?"

If Mrs. Palin is really a follower of Jesus Christ. If she believes in absolute truth. If she is willing to defend her beliefs from a Biblical worldview. Then she has tied herself to a man who hold positions contrary to that worldview.

Now, I take no pleasure in pointing out Mrs. Palin's position, but let it serve as a warning to those tempted to compromise on their beliefs, (just a little bit) to gain access to power. She can and very likely will do harm to the cause of Jesus Christ, because of the position she now finds herself in. If she follows the party line, says what Juan wants her to say, she will be forced to
a. eat her own words from previous occasions,
b. advocate positions she personally finds to be unBiblical,
c. lie

any one of those scenarios will give the press a field day, especially if they catch her lying about her past positions to defend Mc-Mark-O'Cain's current ones.

Beside the fact that she must now play second fiddle to a man who is not trust worthy. She is also in a bind regarding the future. On Thursday night Mrs. Palin will debate Joe(the plagiarizer)Biden. Let me give you one example of the terrible position she finds herself in. What if Gwen Ifeld asks Mrs. Palin if she will support Juan's position on embryonic stem cell research? If she says yes, she will be immediately eviscerated by the right for failing to uphold the pro-life position. If she says no, she will be accused of being insubordinate to the man who gave her the position she holds. If she attempts to avoid the question she will be cast as indecisive and ignorant.

And maybe the most important question of the entire election cycle is going to destroy any future potential thoughts she has for elective office, regardless the out come of this falls election. Both Juan Mc-Mark-O'Cain and the Lord Most High, BarelyBlack Obamba are in favor of the Wall Street bail-out. By some polls, 75 to 90 percent of the American public are opposed to the bail-out. Today, Mc-Mark-O'Cain excoriated Republicans who failed to vote for the bail-out. You can be guaranteed that Mrs. Palin will be asked if she favors the bail-out. From things she has said in the past, if Mrs. Palin is going to be consistent, she could not in clear conscience support this unConstitutional and clearly corporatist money grab. Will she follow Juan's commands to support the bail-out, thus disregarding the wishes of the vast majority of voters, or will she defy Juan, and portray herself as insubordinate?? Either way she becomes a has been as a political figure. The only way I see her saving her political future, is to resign the V.P. slot, telling the nation that she needs to spend her time with her family. Any other action will make her a pariah, in future years.

Why is this bail-out so toxic? Because just as campaign finance reform, and open borders, this thing is so clearly unConstitutional that even the mind numbed citizens recognize it. If Mrs. Palin supports it, she has just sold her soul to the devil. If she opposes it, Mc-Mark-O'Cain may very well have her thrown off the ticket. Not a pretty place to be, in my opinion.

I was asked a church the other day, what I thought of Mrs. Palin. I think she appears to be a lady I could like. A fellow follower of Jesus Christ. But, I believe she has made a horrible mistake by tying her political future to a traitorous, unprincipled man like Juan Mc-Mark-O'Cain.

May God grant her peace and wisdom. She's going to need it, in unbelievable amounts.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

A busy weekend.

On Friday evening the farmer and his family were host to our area homeschool group. We had about 75 homeschool parents and children come here to the farm to cook some food on the grill, fellowship together and listen to the trucker tell his stories:).

Each of the families brought their own meat to cook on the grills I had waiting, and something to share with the group.

My children hid 4 cases of pop cans, each numbered on the bottom, around the acreage, then I sent the kids off to find them. As they returned with a found can of pop, it was marked off of the list, then thrown in a tub of ice water. When all the cans had been found, after about 45 minutes, everybody could drink a can if they wanted one. Not a single parent objected to the fact that their children were drinking soda at 8:00 oclock at night, rather, most of they were thankful for the peace and quiet while the children were running to and fro hunting for the sodas.

By the time all the cans were found, darkness had arrived, whereupon the children started a game of capture the flag. That lasted right up until the guests departed, so that we had most of an hour and a half of uninterrupted adult conversation without the crum crunchers hanging on mothers arm.

Our home is surrounded by a large corn field. So the one and only rule was repeated often and loudly.


I did not want to be trying to console some distraught mother, because her child had wandered off into a corn field a mile long. Thankfully, everyone obeyed the rule, and there were no search parties required.

On Saturday we repeated the process, only this time it was our local church family as well as another local church of like faith and a few other guests that I had invited.

This is the 5th ? annual cookout with our church family. We do a couple of things differently at this event compared to the one with the homeschoolers. First, "the church that shoots together works together", so we set up a couple of clay pidgeon throwers and blasted some holes in the sky. This year the sheriff did not come to investigate the gunfire.

I was busy cooking, so I can't personally testify to the accuracy of this report, but I heard that this young lady was a very good shot, and did better than many of the men.

The other thing we did different, is that I bought the meat through my local meat vendor, 45 ribeyes and 60 lean hamburgers. US Certified Angus Beef Choice Grade I did the cooking on the grill, with some assistance from my younger brother and my pastor. My lovely wife baked up 80 some baked potatoes in electric roasters, then the guests each brought something to share as well. I'm sorry to say that I had to charge something for the meat since I'm not independently wealthy, and couldn't afford to give everyone a free meal. Lord willing someday I can do that.
There was a tremendous amount of food left over on Saturday night.

We again hid the pop cans, the kids now expect that game. And most of the older kids played volleyball in the back yard under a light I had set up. We have a trampoline, two swing sets, a (very cool) tire swing, set up the badminton net, as well as the volleyball net, had an old tractor wheel rim set up as a fire ring with a bonfire in it, so that there were numerous things for everyone to do.

Sunday we went to church, took the lovely Mrs. farmer to Pizza Hut for her birthday, and then we rested. Monday we took back all the picnic tables we had borrowed, enough to seat 120 people.

Thanks to everyone that came, thanks to those who loaded/loaned picnic tables, and the most thanks to my lovely wife, who puts up with my desire to be the host with the most.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The Rally for the Republic

On Tuesday I ventured away from my quiet, isolated, rural Iowa acreage, took the big road north, and waded into the teaming masses in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. It took all of five minutes to remember how much I despise the metropolitan environs. Why would any human being submit them selves to the torture of live in such a place? Noise, constant, irritating, ceaseless noise. Cars rumbling, people talking, sirens wailing, I had forgotten the noise. And the huge amount of lights, flashing signs, scrolling billboards, street lights, stop lights, rows and rows of office windows, with lights, large public buildings with lights attempting to show off their architecture paid for with stolen tax payer dollars. Lights everywhere. And the people, so many people, I saw more people last night in 4 hours than I see in my community in several years. People of every size, shape and color. People who look sad, people who look angry, people trying to attract other people, people trying to sell ideas, and some people actively trying to repel others by their actions and appearance.

So why did the farm boy go to the big city? To hear a speech. Last night, I had the privilege of hearing, Ron Paul speak at the Rally for the Republic. Last night I risked life and limb to refresh my love for the Constitution, to hear a man who loves life and liberty remind those assembled that we were given a great system of government, to quote Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?”

“A Republic, if you can keep it.”

And last night was all about our desire to keep this nation a republic. To stop the unending growth of the federal leviathan. The massive social welfare state that we have become is the antithesis of a republic. I went to hear a man of integrity extol the superiority of a republic. And in reality it was mostly just refreshing to spend a little time with people of like mind. With people who do not want to get a hand out from the government but would rather slap the hand of government, and tell them to "get your stinking hands off of my life and property".

I saw several people I knew, people who believe in personal liberty and responsibility. There were numerous vendors pushing their ideas, financial products related to real currency and lots of organizations handing out samples of literature, political fliers and campaign information. I met a couple of brothers, libertarians, who run their own business, and want the government to leave them alone. They were circulating a petition to get Bob Barr on the ballot in Minnesota.

Ron Paul's speech was good. But, in the end, I was far more encouraged by the large number of people who came to defend the republic, to promote life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The crowd of young and not so young Americans who believe that less government and more personal responsibility are the key to keeping the republic.

I hated my time in the city, but, it was worth it, because I came home with a renewed desire to defend the republic, and to keep telling my fellow citizens that our God givens rights to life and liberty are still loved and valued by numerous Americans, and that there are some of us who will continue to push our fellow citizens to return to the vision of our founders, and the republic which they gave us.