Always on the Right Side of the Issues

September 27, 2008

The Debate.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — choosetheright @ 3:38 am

Okay, the debate just barely ended and I wanted to just write what I thought about it before going and reading other blogs or listening to talking heads.

First of all, I am SO glad this debate happened tonight.  Yes, I am now that dorky that I have been looking forward to this debate for a long time, and while I thought McCain’s political move to postpone the debate was alright, I was disappointed because I really wanted to watch! 

I honestly didn’t get to hear all of it (taking care of a 6 month old doesn’t leave much uninterrupted time).  From what I heard I thought both candidates did pretty good.  I felt more confident in my decision to vote for McCain.  Obama may have some great sounding ideas, but he lacks experience.  (Which drives me up the wall when people complain about Palin not having enough experience, since first of all she’s not trying to be PRESIDENT, no one is planning on McCain dying his first month in office… sheesh don’t get me started… not that you don’t need experience to be VP but I would think the person running for president you would need more than barely two more years than Palin… I’m sure those two years made him much more qualified… and okay there’s that rant. phew.)

I honestly expected more from Obama.  I had to listen to most of the debate on the radio (getting baby ready for bed), and Obama seemed to fumble on his words, and I swear he called John McCain Tom at one point.  And hubby thought he heard Obama call his running mate Bill Biden… these are small “grasping at straw” type things, but that’s the type of things people have been crucifying Bush for, for the past 8 years!

On the war in Iraq, and veterans, McCain has it all the way.  I mean he trusts his general, who is there, who sees what is going on.  How can someone in Washington disagree with someone from the front lines?  Doesn’t make sense to me.  We will win in Iraq.  I’m sorry Barack, but those parents who lost children would feel their child died in vain if this war is ended without success. 

I don’t really understand what either one said about the economy really.  Yes, we have to cut spending.  But please be specific and tell me exactly where the spending cuts will happen and how it will effect me.  It was all, “alternative fuel, cut spending, etc. etc.”.   And how does Obama plan on becoming energy efficient, or whatever the term was, without drilling?  Yes there are alternative fuel options, but none of them are readily available now.  I agree we should work on making it more accessible, and mainstream, but I think McCain feels the same way.

I thought McCain, being known for his bad temper handled himself extremely well.

My favorite quote from the night was when McCain said something about along the lines, “Obama is the most liberal Senator in the Senate.  It’s hard to reach across the aisle when you’re that far left.” BURN! 🙂  But I thought so true.

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September 26, 2008

Biden’s Blunders

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — choosetheright @ 3:43 am
  1. The Stock Market crashed in 1929. (Common sense)
  2. FDR was elected President November 1932, to the first of four terms.  (http://www.whitehouse.gov/)
  3. Television was introduced to the world in 1939 at New York World’s Fair. (http://www.ideafinder.com/history)

What was that about leaders, Joe?  “Part of what a leader does is to instill confidence, is demonstrate that he or she knows what they’re talking about ”  Love the quote from Stu, “Reason magazine has this very solid comment: “And if you owned an experimental TV set in 1929, you would have seen him. And you would have said to yourself, ‘Who is that guy? What happened to President Hoover?'”

All I can say is imagine if this was Bush or Palin, she would be massacred by the media.  I’d love to see Jon Stewart comment on this guy.  He certainly has enough material.  Find more of Biden’s Blunders (like calling his own ad terrible, clean coal issue… and that was just in one day!) here: http://www.glennbeck.com/content/blog/?blog=stu&page=blog

September 24, 2008

Now that that’s settled down…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — choosetheright @ 2:42 am

I think anyone following this blog can agree it’s time for a new topic.  What do you think of the government bailouts? 

For once, I’m not really sure how I feel about it.  Maybe as I write I’ll straighten it out in my mind.  To be honest I do not know much about the stock market.  I don’t know about these huge companies and how and why they are now needing to be bailed out.  I do feel that the government forgiving individuals of their debt for getting stupid loans is wrong.  I think these people who didn’t research the loans before they got into it should just have to go through the natural  cycle and do whatever it takes to get themselves back on their feet.  With these large businesses going under though, I guess what choice does the government have?  But I don’t understand where we will come up with the amount of money on the table.  I thought we were already in a huge deficit.  Where will this money come from?  What will happen if the government goes through with this bail out?  What if they don’t?  What’s going to happen to the value of a dollar?  I am honestly afraid of what is happening in this country right now.  All this talk that things are going to worse than during the Depression.  I am hoping that my family and I can be somewhat self reliant.  I plan on planting a  vegetable garden and stocking up now on grains, and non-perishable goods in case these hard times really do come. 

Anyway, been busy and haven’t really heard what either candidate has to say about the issue.

September 22, 2008

Gay Marriage.

Okay most of this can be found in my last comment on my last post, but there are some things I want to reiterate.  First of all, I believe there is a Prophet of God living on the Earth today.  I believe he receives direct revelation from our Father in Heaven.  I have prayed about what I am about to post and have pondered it in my own heart and mind and found these things to be true:

The Family: A Proclamation to the World

The First Presidency and Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

We, the First Presidency and the Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, solemnly proclaim that marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children.

All human beings—male and female—are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny. Gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose.

In the premortal realm, spirit sons and daughters knew and worshiped God as their Eternal Father and accepted His plan by which His children could obtain a physical body and gain earthly experience to progress toward perfection and ultimately realize his or her divine destiny as an heir of eternal life. The divine plan of happiness enables family relationships to be perpetuated beyond the grave. Sacred ordinances and covenants available in holy temples make it possible for individuals to return to the presence of God and for families to be united eternally.

The first commandment that God gave to Adam and Eve pertained to their potential for parenthood as husband and wife. We declare that God’s commandment for His children to multiply and replenish the earth remains in force. We further declare that God has commanded that the sacred powers of procreation are to be employed only between man and woman, lawfully wedded as husband and wife.

We declare the means by which mortal life is created to be divinely appointed. We affirm the sanctity of life and of its importance in God’s eternal plan.

Husband and wife have a solemn responsibility to love and care for each other and for their children. “Children are an heritage of the Lord” (Psalms 127:3). Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness, to provide for their physical and spiritual needs, to teach them to love and serve one another, to observe the commandments of God and to be law-abiding citizens wherever they live. Husbands and wives—mothers and fathers—will be held accountable before God for the discharge of these obligations.

The family is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan. Children are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity. Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities.[Not sure if it has any meaning, but I find it very interesting that love is not the first principle by which marriages are successful.]  By divine design, fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families. Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children. In these sacred responsibilities, fathers and mothers are obligated to help one another as equal partners. Disability, death, or other circumstances may necessitate individual adaptation. Extended families should lend support when needed.

We warn that individuals who violate covenants of chastity, who abuse spouse or offspring, or who fail to fulfill family responsibilities will one day stand accountable before God. Further, we warn that the disintegration of the family will bring upon individuals, communities, and nations the calamities foretold by ancient and modern prophets.

We call upon responsible citizens and officers of government everywhere to promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society.

 

     So of course this is an ideal situation.  This is what we are striving for.  This is what I want for me and my posterity.  In every situation it does not work like this.  There are tragedies in this world.  For reasons we may not understand God lets things happen to some families where they are in situations with only one parent in the home.  These things may or may not be part of His plan.  God has given us our free agency and let us choose our actions.  Hopefully we use our agency wisely, but God cannot control the actions of anyone.  We may not understand why at first, but hopefully, usually down the road we may come to understand why certain things happened.  However, choosing to divorce because you have fallen out of love, or living together and bringing children into the world before marriage contradict this plan.  My feelings on homosexuality is very controversial today.  Years ago I would have been in the majority.  But I honestly believe we are all given challenges in this life.  If someone’s challenge is same-gender attraction I believe it is something they need to control and overcome.  I know that may sound appalling to some of you, but what about people who are born with a natural attraction to children?  We would never condone the behavior of letting someone give in to these temptations and molest little children.  I am not putting child molesters in the same category as gay people, but I think the principle is the same. 

And a quote from an outside source:

According to Jeffrey Satinover, M. D., a psychiatrist and member of the Department of Politics at Princeton University, there is no more important reason to prohibit same-sex marriage than the effects it would have on children. And he doesn’t say this for sentimental reasons. He says it because it’s sound science.

“In every area of life, cognitive, emotional, social, developmental … at every phase of the life cycle … social evidence shows that there are measurable effects when children lack either a mother or a father. … The evidence is overwhelming. Mountains of evidence, collected over decades, show that children need both mothers and fathers.”  (read the whole article here: http://www.catholiceducation.org/articles/homosexuality/ho0090.html )

 

 

September 20, 2008

Some facts about Sarah Palin (and maybe a little biased opinion…)

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — choosetheright @ 8:06 pm

Okay here’s a few reasons why I love Sarah Palin.

1 – Her stance on drilling in Alaska.  She is all for drilling and exploring her state’s natural resources.   She wants to see our dependence on foreign oil decrease, and the price of gas go down.  I could belabor this point for a few more paragraphs but that about sums it up.  DRILL IN ALASKA!

2 – She’s fought corruption and stood up to members of her own party.  For example, she vetoed 300 pork projects in Alaska in her first year in office. She made a habit of knocking out big-government Republicans in her brief political career.  Her approval rating in Alaska among Democrats is 75%.

3 – Her stance on health care.  I think we’ve all seen how when companies need to compete with each other in a free market the consumer benefits.  She was quoted: “allow free-market competition and reduce onerous government regulation.”

4 – Her social “conservativeness” goes along with my personal beliefs.  Yes, she is against abortion even in the case of incest and rape, which may raise some eyebrows.  But at least she’s never wavered in her opinion, and truly acts in accordance with what she says.

5 – She wants to protect the family by keeping marriage between a man and woman.  However, one of her first vetoes as governor was a bill that sought to block state employee benefits and health insurance for same-sex couples.

6 – love Love LOVE what she has to say about education.  Parents and teachers should be deciding what should be taught in schools, not the government.  She has also promised to be a friend to special education.  I think this is something I am most excited about, because I have written IEPs, and tried to sort through legal mumbo-jumbo to help children.  I am eager for the change she will bring.

7 – She’s real.  I don’t understand all the comments about her lies.  From everything I’ve read she’s been incredibly honest. 

8 – Honestly, I think it’d be a sweet Disney movie to see hockey mom turned VP.  Maybe Tina Fey could play the part.

I got lots of my info from this article: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/09/the_libertarian_case_for_palin.html

And I also love this video.  The first few minutes are pretty boring, fast forward to the part when Palin gets on.  This is before most of us had heard of Sarah Palin.

September 19, 2008

Amen.

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , — choosetheright @ 11:29 pm

I am not Catholic, but have to agree with this video.  It’s pretty dramatic, a little over-the-top but I’m hormonal and it made me cry anway. 

By the way, in order to vote you have to be registered by October 3rd.  (At least in Arizona.)  That’s just ’round the corner!

Country First

Filed under: Obama-Hatin' — Tags: , , , , — choosetheright @ 12:06 pm

Maybe because she’s a Jersey girl turn baroness, Lynn Rothschild has caught my attention.  But, I think it’s more what she has to say.  In case you haven’t heard, this Democratic fundraiser who was a huge Hillary supporter has now spoken out against Obama because he’s “too far left”.  She was quoted in the New York Times back in June saying, “I love my country more than my party and I’m going to vote for the person who I trust most to do the right thing for ordinary Americans.”

I think this the key to winning this election.  People are enthralled with Obama and his idealism for change and hope for change, but do they even know what kind of change he is talking about?  Higher taxes (you know, so we can all be more “patriotic” as stated by Biden) bigger government, socialized medicine… I think the change people want to see is people putting America first and not themselves or their party.  Which McCain is actually doing with his new Country First slogan.

September 18, 2008

Born Alive Infants Protection Act

Filed under: Obama-Hatin', Politics — Tags: , , — choosetheright @ 4:56 pm

Okay I have done a lot of research on this act because I seriously couldn’t believe what I read (in my Glenn Beck newsletter).  Here’s the quote that started me on this rampage:

Well, this is the story of the Born Alive Infants Protection Act and it goes back to a hospital in the southwest suburbs of Chicago called Christ Hospital where they were performing on a regular basis induced labor abortions and these are late second, early third trimester abortions in which the drugs are given to the mother to induce violent labor and the baby is usually killed in the contractions and comes out. But about 15 to 20% of the time this produces a a live baby is born, I should say. And sometimes the babies will live just for a few minutes, sometimes for several hours. But this hospital was not giving any thought to medical treatment for them when they survived and could have potentially lived on and saved in incubator under whatever sort of medical technology we have to keep premature babies alive. They were simply shelving them and

Here Glenn cuts him off and makes sure he heard him correctly.  These babies were surviving abortions and the hospital was just letting them die.  And this law that was going before legislation in Illinois was not even to stop them from doing this, but to change the conditions in which these babies were being left to die. Check out testimonies of Jill Stanek  These babies were being stored in the same utility closets that were being used for medical waste.  No one was against this at the Federal level.  George Bush signed the federal law in December of 2006.  The only person on the Senate voting against this law was Barak Obama.  You can read the transcript of the interview where this is discussed here: http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/196/15318/.  Obama has some really sketchy reasons as to why he doesn’t support this law.  (It finally did pass in 2005 when Obama was out of the Senate).  He says it would place another burden on women and “he just couldn’t support that”.  Even Hillary Clinton agrees a women’s right to chose is gone when the baby leaves her womb.

I researched most of what David Freddoso had to say in this interview myself.  I literally could not believe what I was reading.  This man is not just liberal, I believe if he is elected it will truely be the end of America as we know it.  I will be honest, I have a lot to learn about John McCain, but anything anything  is better than someone who supports infantcide.  If you are seriously supporting Obama please research seriously where he stands on the ISSUES.  It’s great that he can deliver a speech like no one else, but is that really what matters when it comes to running this country?

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