It seems like I'm averaging a couple of posts a week, sometimes three lately. I'm going to try to do better. Life is just happening and at a fast rate, at that. I hope you all had a great week!
I have been thinking about sharing my heart about our country, and I did a little bit a couple of Fridays ago, especially about praying for families. Today for Faithful Fridays, I want to share something that I received in an email that really says all that I feel about our country, the administration, and the direction in which our country is headed. Both Jason and I have had many sleepless nights, and long conversations (with each other and other folks too) about standing up, speaking out, and not being silent about our beliefs and making these known, especially to our politicians that represent us (as Americans). I can tell you that what I say here is not just something that I'm telling YOU. I have my officials' phone numbers and I call them on a regular basis and ask them to vote against (or for) different bills or issues that arise. I want to know in my heart that I've done what I can do and that I'm not just sitting back and letting a handful of people speak for me. I want my kids to know the same great America that I know. Some of the changes that are coming will take so much time to reverse, that we have to speak up NOW. I realize that I may offend some people, and I don't say these things for that reason. I am just speaking my heart here and since it is my blog, I feel I have the right to do so, just as you do on yours. The intent is purely to ask others to stand up, speak out, call your Senators and Congressmen, and don't just assume that these things "can't possibly happen in America" because they are happening....and at a fast rate. Get involved, please. And pray.
Here's the email that sums up how I feel (with the best intent of my heart):
Respect the Office? Yes. Respect the Man in the Office? No.
I have noted that many elected officials, both Democrats and Republicans, called upon America to unite behind Obama.
Well, I want to make it clear to all who will listen that I AM NOT uniting behind Obama!
I will respect the Office which he holds, and I will acknowledge his abilities as an orator and wordsmith and most definitely pray for him, BUT that is it.
I have begun today to see what I can do to make sure that He is a one-term President!
Why am I doing this?
It is because I do not share Obama's vision or value system for America;
I do not share his abortion beliefs;
I do not share his radical Marxist's concept of re-distributing wealth;
I do not share his stated views on raising taxes on those who make $150,000+ (the ceiling has been changed three times since August);
I do not share his view that America is arrogant;
I do not share his view that America is not a Christian nation;
I do not share his view that the military should be reduced by 25%;
I do not share his view of amnesty and giving more to illegals than American citizens who need help;
I do not share his views on homosexuality and his definition of marriage;
I do not share his views that Radical Islam is our friend and Israel is our enemy who should give up any land;
I do not share his spiritual beliefs (at least the ones he has made public);
I do not share his beliefs on how to re-work the healthcare system in America;
I do not share his strategic views of the Middle East, and certainly do not share his plan to sit down with terrorist regimes such as Iran.
Bottom line, my America is vastly different from Obama's, and I have a higher obligation to my country and my God to do what is Right!
For eight (8) years, the Liberals in our Society, led by numerous entertainers who would have no platform and no real credibility but for their celebrity status, have attacked President Bush, his family, and his spiritual beliefs!
They have not moved toward the center in their beliefs and their philosophies, and they never came together nor compromised their personal beliefs for the betterment of our country! They have portrayed my America as a land where everything is tolerated except being intolerant!
They have been a vocal and irreverent minority for years; they have mocked and attacked the very core values so important to the founding and growth of our country!
They have made every effort to remove the name of God or Jesus Christ from our society! They have challenged capital punishment, the right to bear firearms, and the most basic principles of our criminal code; they have attacked one of the most fundamental of all Freedoms, the right of free speech!
Unite behind Obama? Never!
I am sure many of you who read this think that I am going overboard, but I refuse to retreat one more inch in favor of those whom I believe are the embodiment of evil!
President Bush made many mistakes during his presidency, and I am not sure how history will judge him.
However, I believe that he weighed his decisions in light of the long established Judeo-Christian principles of our founding fathers!!!
Majority rules in America , and I will honor the concept; however, I will fight with all of my power to be a voice in opposition to Obama and "his goals for America ."
I am going to be a thorn in the side of those who, if left unchecked, will destroy our Country!! Any more compromise is more defeat!
I pray this will wake up many who have sat on the sidelines and allowed the Socialist-Marxist anti-God crowd to slowly change so much of what has been good in America !
'If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.' - Ronald Reagan
As I said before, I have committed to praying for our leaders at least as much as I would have something negative to say or criticize. I want to be clear on that. I pray for them daily.
One last thing that I want to pass your way. If you haven't read about The Obama Administration's Health Care Plan, you can click here to read a summary of what is involved in this reform. This really concerns me and I think everyone should read how this will affect us. You can choose to read the overview of each section or the full text bill. (HR 3200).
Also, here's a place to find your officials with their contact information so that you can be involved too.
If you stayed with me this long, I sincerely thank you! I hope you'll stand up for what you believe in concerning America......ONE NATION UNDER GOD.
God bless you!
~ Tammy ~