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Monday, March 23, 2009

DO NOT READ if you want to be comfortable!!!

While the accompanying treatise is a very scholarly and detailed, though somewhat graphic, expose of the AIG mess and a look at the current overall banking debacle, IT IS BY NO MEANS THE WHOLE STORY. This is merely a huge bleeding sore caused by the internal cancer that has inhabited the body now called America since BEFORE it’s founding in the 1700’s. To adequately describe the “cancer” and its origins and metastases would require MANY volumes. This has been detailed by authors such as Carrol Quigley in his books The Naked Capitalist and Tragedy and Hope . There are many other scholarly volumes available which lay bare the machinations of the “Illumanists” who have dreamed of and blueprinted the New World Order, by various different names for at least 250 years. One World Government is nothing new. The concept has been promoted and dreamed of for centuries. It just so happens that all of the necessary components of crisis now seem to be in place, as never before, for these power hungry international bankers to complete their plan.
May God help us as we attempt to stand united, much as the patriots did in 1776.

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Woody Wood
Mobile, AL 36609

Liberty is an easy word to say, but it is a hard word to live up to. Freedom has little to do with financial gain or personal pleasure. Accompanying Freedom is her constant and unattractive companion, Responsibility. Neither is she an only child. Patriotism and Morality are her sisters. They are inseparable; destroy one and all will die. Chuck Baldwin
From: Rodney
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2009 10:40 AM

A must read... Almost too much for one's mind to consider. The question is, "where do we go from here?"

----- Original Message -----
From: Russ C
Sent: Saturday, March 21, 2009 7:40 PM
Subject: Fw: must read, IMHO

Regardless of what side you may lean politically, if you care to take the time to go to the site and read
the article in its entirety, you will have a much greater grasp out of what has happened to our economy
or our future. I have to say that the language is at times a bit rough but so are the characters in this

It is a long expose on how we arrived at this point in history but it is highly revealing as to who the real
bad guys are in this rotten scandal.

This was forwarded to me from a good friend in TX.

Many Americans consider themselves patriots and say they would struggle to save what is left of America's future. On the other hand they refuse to invest the time needed to begin to understand why many of us feel that we are seeing the total destruction of the system we have come to know as America. Nothing short of the theft of America's wealth is unfolding daily by a hand full of greed driven psychopaths who populate not only many of America's largest companies, but more importantly form the backbone of BOTH political parties and every government leader from the new president on down.

Five years ago it was becoming clearer and clearer to me that this disaster was coming and nothing but foxes were anywhere near the hen house. That is when I decided to move my family and my assets away from the epicenter of the disaster. That is why I am writing you today from half a world away. But things have developed even faster than I anticipated and now is the time for all Americans to wake up! If you are among the few that are already awake than get stirring the fire. If not, then read on.

I attach herein a long "tell it like it is" article that explains the incredible theft of money and power that is taking place at this very moment and has been developing for the past decade under the "leadership" of both corrupt political parties. It is a plane spoken explanation not by the Financial Times or the Wall Street Journal but by Rolling Stone Magazine of all places. Not another article written for economists and mystifying to all outside the world of wall street. Rather an article that explains the theft of the future of every single American worker, saver , investor and every person unfortunate enough to hold a single US dollar or dollar denominated asset. If you are among these then you need to read it. You can read the article by using the following link:


Don't blame the intelligent global investors who will soon be abandoning all investing in US assets for doing what is clearly the right thing. Do you wonder why Helicopter Ben Bernanke just announced the fed will use its own debt paper to buy its own debt paper to put more debt paper into the American system. Could it be because he is on notice that nobody else will be buying our debt paper very very soon? Take the time now to learn who the villains are and to realize the worst of the lot are those America is depending on to fix the situation. Don't blame chinese investment authorities, who will soon stop buying all US Tpaper, when Americans themselves refuse to do anything to bring sanity back to the US political/financial system.

Some day your grandkids or great grandkids are going to ask you what happened? Where is the America they see in the old movies? Will you be ready to answer? Or will you say you had more important things to do than to read this 8 page article and begin to decide for yourself how you must act on it?

This is not the time for ignorance and complacency. This is the time to read, research on your own and commit to extraordinary action including action in the streets. It may be too late already, as rumors abound that the military has already prepared for the supression of public demonstrations utliizing the anti terrorist authorities granted by the last corrupt US administration to protect the new corrupt US administration. Protect them from whom? From you and every other person who can see that what is being done is wrong on every level. .

If you are ready to surrender than don't waste any more time. Go on waiting for the Obama/Geithner recovery just as you waited for the Bush/Paulson recovery. Go on and follow the sheeple in front of you to the slaughter and enjoy doing your "patriotic duty" on April 15th. Maybe your job or pension will continue a while longer. Maybe Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, AIG, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, the private Federal Reserve Bank, Bank of America, the Republicans or the Democrats will not need to steal it from you just yet. Or maybe you will be among the "lucky" ones who will keep your job but work harder and harder for less and less in an economy that will demand more and more pieces of worthless fed debt paper for everything you need to feed your family. Or maybe you will want a voice in what the future holds whether it is heard in the end or not? Up to you! Guess we will soon know who the real patriots are...

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Put on your "NWO" colored glasses

I view EVERY bit of news like the message from Bay Buchanan (posted below) through “ NWO ” colored glasses. Although he is right on target, it is all part of a bigger picture. When one thinks on a global basis and starts to see that all of the puzzle pieces are falling into place for a New World Order, the whole thing starts to make sense. Not the good kind of sense, but sense nonetheless. Mexico has their narco-State issues, US has the dollar-meltdown, Canada has had a socialist state for ages, and on and on. The shadow-cartel of the NWO (New World Order) is implementing, aiding, agitating and seizing EVERY opportunity to DESTROY OUR BORDERS AND OUR SOVEREIGNTY, along with that of the rest of the world.

Why??? It is as simple as this,,, GREED AND POWER! Follow the money and watch the power structure develop.

My question is this; Do we as Americans have the guts and the grit and the old fashioned patriotism necessary to keep our Constitutional Republic free and independent? The time is NOW! GET INVOLVED or get enslaved,,, the choice is yours!

The time has come for the Second American Revolution to begin.

1. It can start with something as small as a tea bag. Just simply grab some tea bags off of your shelf and mail them to your congressmen. The TeaParty movement has already started and they WILL get the message.
2. Join a TeaParty movement in your town. (If there is not one yet,,, start one.) http://taxdayteaparty.com/
3. Dedicate yourself to supporting our Constitutional Republic with your money and your time. A little sacrifice now may mean the difference in freedom and slavery.
4. Remember this; The current governmental monstrosity we have in Washington is NOT going to help you! Think 1776 all over again. Nobody is going to do it for us.
5. Most importantly, we must get back to God! We were founded on Godly principles and we will live or die by them. Pray daily, hourly, even minute by minute for guidance and deliverance by the Lord. If you don’t have a Savior (Jesus Christ) get one! HE is the ONLY way, the truth and the light upon which this nation was founded. Run to Him in now.

Whatever you choose to do, don’t do it out of a sense of obligation or personal need or greed. Do it out of a sense of integrity and patriotism to our God and Country. To coin an old cliché “United we stand, Divided we fall.” If you care about our country and our sovereignty,,, YOU WILL STAND!

May God bless our efforts.

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Woody Wood
Mobile, AL 36609




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Mexico Meltdown Part II -
Are We Serious Yet?

by Bay Buchanan

Could America finally be getting serious about our southern border?

Recently, Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was in Mexico to offer military assistance in their escalating war against the drug lords. This after several US intelligence reports found that Mexico now presented a worse threat to our national security than Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan or Pakistan. And President Obama says he's considering putting troops on the border.

According to Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Mexico now appears ready to accept the kind of help they shunned only months ago. Last week on NBC's "Meet The Press" Gates said, " I think we are beginning to be in a position to help the Mexicans more than we have in the past.....I think some of the old biases against cooperation between militaries and so on, I think, are being satisfied."

Let me translate.
President Calderon and his government are down for the count and without a U.S. rescue operation Mexico will soon be a narco-state. One defense official, according to The Washington Times, explained that Mexican President Felipe Calderon was "fighting for the life of Mexico" and the situation could take a turn for the worse in coming months.

The Times reported that the two largest and most violent cartels, the Sinaloa Cartel and "Los Zetas", the enforcement arm of the Gulf Cartel, are negotiating a merger of sorts. Together these vicious rivals have 100,000 heavily-equipped ground troops, a force that would be better armed and nearly as large as the Mexican military. In addition the Sinaloa Cartel has successfully infiltrated most all levels of Mexico's federal government.

Admiral Mullen acknowledged the sense of urgency. After meeting with his Mexican counterparts he told the media he would be expediting the delivery of sophisticated military equipment, including helicopters, to Mexico as part of the three year 1.4 billion dollar initiative approved last November. In addition Mullen spoke of the Pentagon's willingness to provide Mexico with new surveillance and reconnaissance support, such as unmanned drones to spy on armed drug gangs, especially along the US border.

Sophisticated aerial surveillance on the border! This is outstanding news--for Mexico and the U.S. if both countries are serious about stopping the flow of all illegal traffic.

But that's not the case.

Last week President Calderon blamed America for the drug war. The primary cause, he said, was having "the world's biggest consumer' of illegal drugs" as his neighbor. "Drug trafficking in the Untied States," he added, "is fueled by the phenomenon of corruption on the part of the American authorities." (Talk about calling the kettle black!) Here is what he wants done: "I think that weapons and cash cross from there to here, and that both countries should strive to make their borders safe and open to trade and workers, but closed to illegal drugs, weapons, and money trafficking."

There you have it-Mexico wants our border "safe and open to...workers", and, of course, their families and friends. But along side these folks come the gangbangers, the drug runners, the criminals-and the drugs. The openness of our border is precisely why the drug cartels set up shop in Mexico.

Law enforcement officials have told us that cartel thugs disguise themselves by hiding among the migrant communities. It is how they get here; it is how they hide in plain sight and safely operate in our communities. And they are here.

Just last week the Houston Chronicle ran a story titled "Mexican Cartels Infiltrate Houston" while USA Today ran one led: "Mexican Cartels Plague Atlanta". "The same folks who are rolling heads in the streets of Ciudad Juarez are operating in Atlanta", says Jack Killorin, the head of Atlanta Office of National Drug Control Policy's Task Force, "here they are just better behaved."

The only way we have a chance to stop the drug industry from thriving in this country is to stop the illegal invasion.

Calderon is correct that the cartels' sophisticated equipment and the billions in drug money fueling the war originate in the US and travels south across the border. But again the only way to stop its flow is to tighten control of the border. While not a sufficient step it is a necessary one.

So what kind of deal have our bold leaders made with Mexico? We know Calderon would never allow surveillance designed to help him be used to disrupt the flow of illegal aliens he is sending north. If aerial surveillance detects, as it surely will, hordes of illegals making their way north, do we simply hope no drug runners are hiding in their midst?

The question needs to be asked. If the U.S. military's surveillance detects crimes occurring on the border-including illegal entry into our country-will they share the information with our border agents? And will the agents be instructed to apprehend the violators? Put another way: Now that open borders have exposed us to an increasingly grave and imminent national security threat are we ready to secure them?
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Friday, March 20, 2009

The Beginning Of A New World Monetary System

Hot off the press!!! Hope you are ready for this. Things are starting to move VERY fast. Hang on or you will be sucked down the swirling drain into the "Financial Sewer".

March 20, 2009
Inside this urgent issue ...
Coming April 2: The Beginning Of A New World Monetary System
Dear Woody,

In recent issues, I've warned you about the massive forced currency devaluations and asset reflation scheme in the works at the highest levels of governments and central banks worldwide.

And judging by recent comments from international leaders, the plan seems to be picking up momentum.

Early next month on April 2, the G-20 countries will meet in London. Undoubtedly, the spotlight will be on what leading finance ministers and central bankers plan to do about the global financial sewage. What you won't hear much about, though, will be the secret meetings hidden from the media to forge a radical overhaul of the world's monetary system.

The real goal of the G-20 meetings: Creation of a new financial order based upon drastically new units of paper or fiat money to help wipe the world's debt ledgers clean.

How? By systematically and progressively devaluing existing currencies, especially the U.S. dollar and re-inflating ALL asset prices.

If the plan shapes up as I think it will, my current target for gold of $2,270 could turn out to be ultra-conservative. Depending on how the new currencies are structured, we could ultimately be looking at $5,000 gold ... or even higher!

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

House adopts plan for 'Volunteer' Corps

It would be a good idea for all of us to brush up on our world history from back in the 30—40’s. This plan is eerily similar to the formation of the German SS, the Chinese Red Army et al. Might want to practice clicking your heels and saluting while you are at it. Sounds like it will be necessary soon!

House adopts plan for 'Volunteer' corps,,, let Communism begin in earnest in America



I believe the Second American Revolution is about to begin. I pray that the current administration and congress will prove me wrong.

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Policy of The World,,, Never Waste A Crisis

This just out from author, adviser and world traveler Joel Rosenberg. He lives on the cutting edge of world news and affairs. I read his news releases with great interest. Please read what he has to say today.



* Will Barak join Netanyahu's government by Sunday?

By Joel C. Rosenberg

(Washington, D.C., March 19, 2009) -- Amidst the global economic crisis in which upwards of 45% of the world's wealth has been lost in the last 18 months, talk of radically restructuring the global economic system is growing. In recent weeks, leaders in Europe, Africa and the Middle East have proposed scrapping the current economic order and going to a single common currency.

A story in yesterday's Moscow Times is creating quite a stir in particular. At the April 2nd meeting of world leaders in London (the G20), the Kremlin is reportedly set to propose a new global common currency system to replace the U.S. dollar as the international currency of choice.

The story notes that "the Kremlin's call for a common currency is not the first in recent days. Speaking at an economic conference in Astana, Kazakhstan, last week, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev proposed a global currency called the 'acmetal' - a conflation of the words 'acme' and 'capital.' He also suggested that the Eurasian Economic Community, a loose group of five former Soviet republics including Kazakhstan and Russia, adopt a single noncash currency - the yevraz - to insulate itself from the global economic crisis…."

"Nazarbayev's proposal...garner[ed] support from at least one prominent source -- Columbia University professor Robert Mundell, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1999 for his role in creating the euro. Speaking at the same conference with Nazarbayev, he said the idea had 'great promise.' The Kremlin document also called for national banks and international financial institutions to diversify their foreign currency reserves. It said the global financial system should be restructured to prevent future crises and proposed holding an international conference after the G20 summit to adopt conventions on a new global financial structure."

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad last week called for a single regional currency for 400 million Muslims in the Middle East. "The process of obtaining one single currency in the trade and exchanges among members, and in the next stages with other countries and neighbors, should be designed," the Iranian leader said March 11th.

Libyan leader Muammar Ghadafi, recently elected leader of the African Union of states, is calling for a single continental currency for all of Africa and has persuaded 200 tribal leaders to call him the "King of kings." The BBC reported in February that Ghadafi "envisages a single African military force, a single currency and a single passport for Africans to move freely around the continent."

Now comes a new story out this morning on the Reuters news wire: "U.N. PANEL SAYS WORLD SHOULD DITCH DOLLAR."

"A U.N. panel will next week recommend that the world ditch the dollar as its reserve currency in favor of a shared basket of currencies, a member of the panel said on Wednesday, adding to pressure on the dollar," the story noted. "Currency specialist Avinash Persaud, a member of the panel of experts, told a Reuters Funds Summit in Luxembourg that the proposal was to create something like the old Ecu, or European currency unit, that was a hard-traded, weighted basket. Persaud, chairman of consultants Intelligence Capital and a former currency chief at JPMorgan, said the recommendation would be one of a number delivered to the United Nations on March 25 by the U.N. Commission of Experts on International Financial Reform. 'It is a good moment to move to a shared reserve currency,' he said."

The "Euro" is the model many are looking to, in part because 20% of the world's foreign exchange reserves are already held in euros. Last year, the EU celebrated the 10 year anniversary of the creation of the "euro."

These are curious developments given that scholars of Bible prophecy have long noted that according to the Scriptures, in the "last days" the world will see the emergence of an entirely new international financial architecture, complete with a single common global currency created and mandated by the leaders of Europe. The Bible indicates that eventualoly no one on earth will be able to engage in commerce without "buying in" to the new cashless system. The prophecy is found in Revelation 13:16-17, which reads: "And he [the world leader that emerges from a revived Europe] causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, and he provides that no one can buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name."

Cynics and skeptics have long dismissed such talk as the province of "religious nuts" and "prophecy buffs." But the discussion is now being advanced by major world leaders. It's too soon to say where this will all lead, but these are certainly developments worth watching.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Restraining Grace

In his daily Turning Points message for today, Dr. David Jeremiah paints a very good word picture of "Restraining Grace" and points out a little of what our old world will be like without it. As we see our country's morals collapsing all around us, we need...

The Restrainer

For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way.
2 Thessalonians 2:7

RT @TurningPoint March 17, 2009

Mary Mapes Dodge was an American who wrote the now-famous Hans Brinker; or, The Silver Skates: A Story of Life in Holland, published in 1865. In her book she told the traditional story of the little Dutch boy who saved Holland by sticking his finger in a hole in the dike, thereby keeping the ocean from breaking through and flooding the low-lying country.

The little boy's finger was a restraining device against a powerful ocean. There is another restraining "device" at work in our world today against a powerful ocean of evil ready to flood the world. That restrainer is the Holy Spirit, who lives in this world in the life of every born-again follower of Christ. It is the Holy Spirit who empowers Christians to be salt and light in the world today, holding back darkness. At the Rapture of the Church, when believers are removed from the earth, the Holy Spirit will be removed as well, and lawlessness will be a mystery no longer.

Don't quench (1 Thessalonians 5:19) or grieve (Ephesians 4:30) the Holy Spirit. Rather, live in submission to Him and in His power. He not only protects this world from evil, He protects you as well.
David Jeremiah

"We need restraining grace as well as saving grace."
William Tiptaft

I don't know about you, but I do NOT plan to be around when the dam breaks...Revelation 22:20-21 (NASB)
He who testifies to these things says, "Yes, I am coming quickly." Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Help Elect Rosanna Pulido to Congress

This is an article from a fellow blogger who describes herself as: "Conservative libertarian right-winger-ish type. ... and live in Atlanta with my dog. I write."

She stays on top of what's going on around the country and today posted the following article on her blogspot http://sarahwaydownsouth.blogspot.com/

RT @SarahDownSouth

My fellow [American Patriots] Republicans (conservatives, right-wingers, etc.)...

April 7, 2009 has the potential to be a HUGE day! As you know, Rahm Emanuel has left his seat in Congress to become Obama's Chief of Staff and Illinois law calls for a special election to replace him. Well, I've been learning all about the GOP candidate for the 5th Congressional District of Illinois and so far I like what I see!

Rosanna Pulido is a strong voice against illegal immigration and has been fighting tirelessly against it for the last few years. Unlike many politicians, she understands the consequences and how much illegal immigrants cost taxpayers each year. She understands that illegal immigration is a big problem in this country and is not only costing us money, but jobs, resources, and even lives. She's also head of the Illinois chapter of the Minutemen.

As for her other main causes, Pulido is VERY Pro-Life, Pro-Gun, and a great advocate for senior citizens. I had the brief opportunity to ask her where she stood on a number of other important issues and I can assure you, she's the real deal:

On the Stimulus..."It has not stimulated anybody but the banks and businesses that should collapse if they cannot pay their bills. It gives our money to illegal aliens. It is a terrible bill and will nearly destroy America."

On Global Warming..."Sorry over 30,000 scientists say there is no global warming, I agree with them."

On Oil Drilling in the U.S...."Drill Baby Drill!"

You get the idea! Unfortunately, the Chicago media isn't really giving Pulido the time of day and is focusing on her democratic opponent. I'd love to see this election become a national cause!!!

We need to support Pulido and get a head start on taking Congress back in '10!

You can help by spreading the word, contacting Chicago media, telling any friends you have in the Chicago area to vote for her, or donating money to her campaign. For more info, visit her website at: Rosanna Pulido: Common Sense for Illinois District 5

A few other links that might be of interest:
YouTube - RosannaPulido2009's Channel
Facebook Rosanna Pulido

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Tax Refunds Explained:

If you don't understand the Democrats' version of tax refunds, maybe this will help explain it:

50,000 people went to a baseball game, but the game was rained out. A refund was then due.

The team was about to mail refunds when a group of Congressional Democrats stopped them and suggested that they send out the ticket refunds based on the Democrat National Committee's interpretation of fairness.

Originally the refunds were to be paid based on the price each person had paid for the tickets. Unfortunately that meant most of the refund money would be going to the ticket holders that had purchased the most expensive tickets.

This, according to the DNC, is considered totally unfair. A decision was then made to pay out the refunds in the following manner:

People in the $10 seats will get back $15. After all, they have less money to spend on tickets to begin with. Call this an “Earned Income Ticket Credit”. Persons "earn" it by having few skills, poor work habits, low ambition and probable school dropouts, thus keeping them at entry-level wages.

People in the $25 seats will get back $25, because it "seems fair."

People in the $50 seats will get back $1, because they already make a lot of money and don't need a refund. After all, if they can afford a $50 ticket, they must not be paying enough taxes.

People in the $75 luxury box seats will each have to pay an additional $25 because it's the "right thing to do".

People walking past the stadium that couldn't afford to buy a ticket for the game each will get a $10 refund, even though they didn't pay anything for the tickets. They need the most help. Sometimes this is known as Affirmative Action.

Now do you understand?

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Remembering the Alamo

This post is from our friend Chuck Baldwin in Pensacola FL. Please read it in the spirit of Godly Patriotism.

Remembering The Alamo
by Chuck Baldwin
March 10, 2009

March 6 marks the anniversary of the fall of the Alamo back in 1836. For more than 13 days, 186 brave and determined patriots withstood Santa Anna's seasoned army of over 4,000 troops. To a man, the defenders of that mission fort knew they would never leave those ramparts alive. They had several opportunities to leave and live. Yet, they chose to fight and die. How foolish they must look to this generation of spoiled Americans.

It is difficult to recall that stouthearted men such as Davy Crockett (a nationally known frontiersman and former Congressman), Will Travis (only 23 years old with a little baby at home), and Jim Bowie (a wealthy landowner with properties on both sides of the Rio Grande) really existed. These were real men with real dreams and real desires. Real blood flowed through their veins. They loved their families and enjoyed life as much as any of us. There was something different about them, however. They possessed a commitment to liberty that transcended personal safety and comfort.

Liberty is an easy word to say, but it is a hard word to live up to. Freedom has little to do with financial gain or personal pleasure. Accompanying Freedom is her constant and unattractive companion, Responsibility. Neither is she an only child. Patriotism and Morality are her sisters. They are inseparable; destroy one and all will die.

Early in the siege, Travis wrote these words to the people of Texas: "Fellow Citizens & Compatriots: I am besieged by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna. . . . The enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion, otherwise the garrison are to be put to the sword . . . I have answered the demand with a cannon shot & our flag still waves proudly from the walls. I shall never surrender or retreat. . . . VICTORY OR DEATH! P.S. The Lord is on our side. . . ."

As you read those words, remember that Travis and the others did not have the A.C.L.U., P.E.T.A., People for the un-American Way, and the National Education Association telling them how intolerant and narrow-minded their notions of honor and patriotism were. A hostile media did not constantly castigate them as a bunch of wild-eyed extremists. As school children, they were not taught that their forefathers were nothing more than racist jerks.

The brave men at the Alamo labored under the belief that America (and Texas) really was "the land of the free and the home of the brave." They believed God was on their side and that the freedom of future generations depended on their courage and resolve. They further believed their posterity would remember their sacrifice as an act of love and devotion. It all looks pale now.

By today's standards, the gallant men of the Alamo appear rather foolish. After all, they had no chance of winning--none. However, the call for pragmatism and practicality was never sounded. Instead, they answered the clarion call, "Victory or death!"

Please try to remember the heroes of the Alamo as you watch our gutless political and religious leaders surrender to compromise and political correctness. Try to recall the time in this country when ordinary men and women had the courage of their convictions and were willing to sacrifice their lives for freedom and independence.

One thing is certain: those courageous champions at the Alamo did not die for a political party or for some "lesser of two evils" mantra. They fought and died for a principle, and that principle was liberty and independence. So did the men at Lexington and Concord. That is our heritage.

Today, however, our national leaders are in the process of turning America over to the very forces that the Alamo defenders gave their lives resisting. On second thought, do they look foolish, or do we?

Beyond that, how much longer do we have before it will become necessary for freedom-loving States such as Texas (and maybe Oklahoma, Montana, Wyoming, New Hampshire, Vermont or South Carolina) to declare their independence one more time? An argument could be made that Washington, D.C., is considerably more brutish and tyrannical than old Santa Anna ever was. I'm not so sure that it isn't already time to again hoist the "Don't Tread On Me" flags, shout "Remember The Alamo," and renew the faith and courage of William Travis and Patrick Henry.

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Monday, March 2, 2009

Wait Upon The Lord

This article came to me today from CBMC International. I thought it warranted reprinting here.

The Wonderful, Rare Art of Waiting
by Robert Tamasy

Do you like having to wait? I don't. Whether it involves standing in line at the post office, a bank or a grocery store, or sitting in traffic, my patience rapidly wears thin. If I make a phone call to schedule an appointment or question a billing statement, and am placed on "hold," my aversion to waiting soon becomes evident.
This kind of waiting, of course, creates only a minor inconvenience. Another kind of waiting is more agonizing when the cause usually does not quickly go away. For instance, in 1981 my family and I relocated from Houston, Texas to Chattanooga, Tennessee where I had taken a new job. We had a house to sell, but presuming we could find a buyer quickly, committed to purchase a home in Chattanooga without making it contingent on selling the other house. As a result, we "owned" two houses for one entire year - and the mortgage payments that went with that - along with an interim loan until we could get the equity out of the first house.

At first waiting for the sale of the first house was not difficult. Since the housing market was very strong in Houston at that time, we expected to receive a call from our Realtor any moment informing us that the house had sold. But as the weeks and months passed, the waiting became harder - especially as our meager savings was depleted by dual mortgage payments.

There have been other times when I have found waiting not easy to do: Pursuing a career change when it became evident the time had come to change jobs; looking for a response from an editor regarding a magazine article or book proposal; anticipating the arrival of a much-needed check to meet a pressing financial obligation; counting the days leading up to major surgery; anxiously awaiting a phone call from a loved one in crisis. For me, every one of those occasions proved extremely difficult, agonizingly so.

Unfortunately, even in these days of instant gratification and high-speed communication, waiting is an everyday reality. How do you deal with waiting - whether sitting in a restaurant until you are served, looking for an answer from a client, or expecting important news that could change your life in a dramatic way? Interestingly, the Old Testament book of Isaiah in the Bible has much to say about waiting - and trusting in God while doing it:

God acts according to His timetable, not ours. Trusting in God does not ensure immediate response. Even when His answers come more slowly than we would desire, we can be confident that He will answer. "I will wait for the Lord, who is hiding his face from the house of Jacob. I will put my trust in him" (Isaiah 8:17).
God often answers in ways that exceed our expectations. When we receive God's answers to our needs, they are sometimes different - and better than we had hoped. "And it will be said in that day: ‘Behold, this is our God; we have waited for Him, and He will save us. This is the Lord; we have waited for Him; we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation" (Isaiah 25:9).
God rewards our willingness to wait. We often are tempted to force an issue toward resolution, but patience in waiting on God will be rewarded. "Therefore the Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you; and therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you.... Blessed are all those who wait for Him" (Isaiah 30:18).
God provides strength for those who wait on His response. Waiting can drain our physical, emotional and spiritual resources. But if we trust in God's timely answer, He will restore the strength necessary to proceed. "But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall wait and not faint" (Isaiah 40:31).

Robert J. Tamasy is vice president of communications for Leaders Legacy, Inc., a non-profit corporation based in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. A veteran of more than 35 years in professional journalism, he is the author of Business At Its Best: Timeless Wisdom from Proverbs for Today's Workplace (River City Press) and has coauthored with David A. Stoddard, The Heart of Mentoring: 10 Proven Principles for Developing People to Their Fullest Potential (NavPress). For more information, see http://www.leaderslegacy.com/ or http://www.rivercitypress.net/.