Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Backseat Parenting

 “My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline and do not resent his rebuke, because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.” Proverbs 3:11-12 NIV

I believe our children are the future. God never said raising a child would be easy, nor did he provide a handbook that would safely guide us through a world that has turned their back on morality. We are affected as parents, as children by what goes on around us. Parents occupy a very important role that is so desperately needed in today’s society.

We send our children off to school with a sack lunch and a dream that my child will do the school thing better than I. We have big dreams for our children that maybe, just maybe at the time on conception the thought could be seen as wishful thinking. Well, I dream big and I hope my daughter will too.

School is a privilege solely on the grounds that many nations around the globe do not have the ability to attend school or at a very young age having to work in order to put food on the table. Up until recently in Afghanistan, girls were not permitted to go to school thanks to the Taliban, but as many know that isn’t true today.

What is it about knowledge or an education that can be seen as a threat? Shouldn’t be the educator’s sole purpose to provide the best learning environment as possible for the child to learn in? Should parents play more of a role in their child’s education?

Schools have long since worried more about numbers in the classroom than the end product. A good education by good teachers will instill esteem that can carry the child through their formidable years of education towards that goal of high school graduation day and onto college.

But it is not all on the teacher’s shoulders. We as parents have basically forfeited our rights to parent. We have taken a backseat approach to ensuring our children are getting the best education our tax dollars can pay for, which should be nothing short of ‘Grade A’.

Parents have neglected their roles and have given it into the hands of teachers to raise their children. Parents are okay with losing the reins till the child gets in trouble. Who’s blamed for the child’s troubles in life, the parent or the teacher?

Teaching is not a glamorous job. Many times it can feel like a thankless job, but one that makes the decision to go through the education that is required to become an educator knows there is little money in return. That is not why one becomes a teacher right? Well with the teacher unions, that seems to be the motivator in education, money.

When you have your sights on money and how you can get more of it into the school, hint, numbers. Then something is bound to fall to the wayside. It is unfortunate our children are the victims of parents that are uninvolved and teachers that don’t produce.

I say pay those teachers well that produce a great product. Fire those principals that continue to run under performing schools. Fire those teachers that continue to run under performing classrooms. We the tax payer wants the best for our children, not someone that will pass them off. Education is an investment for the future of our society.  

Remember teacher why you chose this profession and parents don’t forfeit your role as the parent. God bless America this Christmas. May we remember what came to man on Christmas Day.

Monday, December 20, 2010

I Have a Dream Act

This week brought the end to the hunger strike of undocumented (illegal) immigrant supporters that rallied outside Sen. John S. McCain’s Phoenix office. They’re still doing the hunger strike right? Anyways the measure failed to move to the next stage of legislation procedures. Expected, Republicans were cast as the bad guys once again on this issue.

Need I remind you that the Democrats have had the majority in both chambers since 2007. Bush 43 introduced a measure to reform our nation’s immigration policies that landed on deaf ears. So who are the obstructionists that keep our legislators from passing a comprehensive immigration bill that will not include amnesty?

 For me I have an issue with this whole illegally being present in the United States. These individuals want to be future leaders of our great nation, but fail to place blame where it should be placed, with their parents. Where are their parents today? Are they still living in America illegally? Who are the real hostages?

I’m sure there are a few areas in our current immigration procedures that could be fixed like enforcement, but other than that our policy is a very good one. The problem falls when the federal government fails to act (enforce) and allows this activity to continue till we have a crisis on our hands.

Just this week we have had a Border Patrol Agent gunned down and killed by drug traffickers. According to Sec. of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, our Southern Border is more secure than it has ever been. Okay?

President Obama says that we do not negotiate with hostage takers (Republicans), but yet we are expected to deal with people that feel that it is okay to boycott a state for taking a tough stance on illegal immigration. Again, who are the hostage takers?

For the pastures that aid illegal border crosser stating that that is what Jesus would have done I challenge you. Jesus would have told those crosser to do the right thing and that would be to return to your home and process the needed paperwork. For those priest that are using the illegal population in order to collect tithes for the church shame on you.

It is a good thing that ‘The Dream Act’ went down, because if the federal government would offer citizenship to someone that only has to serve two years in the military, well that would leave the door open for them to go AWOL after that. Then you have the thousands that went to college and achieved a degree. I say that is great but on whose dime?

If we really want to show our neighbors to the south that we love them and want the best for them, we would tell them the answer starts in Mexico. Take pride in your country. Get involved with your government. Support the law enforcement that is willing to stand up against the drug cartels. Take your country back from the criminals, both in politics and in the crime families.

The Dream Act should be that people from the south don’t have to travel north to find work or a better life, but an act to take their country back. Do the right thing. Respect our laws here in the United States. Don’t think bullying the citizens around is the way to get your way, because all you’re doing is angering us. God bless.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Obama the Candidate vs. Obama the 2nd Coming of Carter

A great show of solid leadership was on display this week by the 44th Commander in Chief. Can we use the phrase 'Flip Flop'? With much pressure being applied by the public, business and the House of Representatives, one can only imagine how many cancer stick the president is consuming. I wonder if he orders his from the reservation?

It wasn't all that long ago when Obama the handsome young community organizer turn politician from Illinois captivated the nation by how he was able to articulate his thoughts into almost a hypnotic fashion that drew crowds as far as the eye can see, but that was a couple of years ago and those crowds have dissolved.

Not all that long ago Obama and his economic team came to the conclusion that the only way to get our nation out of money troubles is to raise the taxes of those making $150k, $200k, or $250K. I don't know because America heard three figures, but it seems now Obama has seen the light.

Within the last three days, Obama is now saying that lower taxes is the answer, which you can guess that didn't well with the Liberal Elites. I wonder what changed Obama's perspective on taxes? Ummmm, November 2, 2010.

Through this process the Republican Party has been called obstructionist, and hostage takers, now it appears the once hostage negotiator is now a hostage taker too.

In simple terms, the provider of services or goods will pass the cost to the consumer (you and me) if their cost of operation goes up. So who is hurting who? Higher taxes on the rich sounds good to the 40% of Americans that don't pay federal taxes and to those politicians or appointees that forget to pay theirs.

Will business of any size know what they'll be looking at tax wise next year? Your guess is as good as mine. 

Friday, December 3, 2010

Circumcised In San Francisco, Not No More

With all of the pressing issues that are news worthy today, one bit of news that is not making a lot of noise on the wire is the banning of circumcision in the no other place, San Francisco, California. This measure is due to be placed on the ballot in the November 2011 voting season. With nothing better to do in the city of San Fran, let’s make up some of our deficit by fining people that disobey this law $1000 and maybe, just maybe let them spend some time behind bars to think about their misstep. You know what? What a great plan San Fran.

This is the same city that is a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants and harassing a Marine Corps recruiting office in the Haight and Ashbury. The group ‘CODEPINK’ exercises their freedom of speech by holding a candle light vigil in front of this recruiting office in hopes to drive them out of this section of the city. Who fought for those rights to be able to do such a thing, and then I ask, who gave us the right to fight for those rights?

 San Francisco is a city that is beyond moral decline. This is a city represented by former House Speaker Nancy Polosi. So no surprises when you hear that San Fran wants to ban circumcision. Is this Polosi’s idea of job creation? Because now the city will need 16,000 peepee watchers in public bathrooms, when entering the terminal of public transportation and maybe in the dressing room when trying on a new pair of slacks.

Rush asked his audience if when going through the airport screening, will the scanning machines be able to tell if your circumcised or not? Good question. Will the TSA allow those that look like they are toting luggage (junk) through no questions asked? If it even looks like your package is circumcised, well you got some explaining to do.

Seriouly, is this what our country has come to? We are on the verge of reliving the Korean War, and Federal Tax dollars fund an exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum depicting Jesus Christ being swarmed by ants, which symbolized the AIDS virus. The Smithsonian receives 60% of its funding by the tax payer. Luckily the Smithsonian pulled the art after many complains.

“Don’t ask, don’t tell” Do you think repealing a measure that is twenty years old is all of a sudden going to expose all of the gay service members within the ranks of our military? I knew who was gay and who was strait. This only protects the gay from getting fired or refused enlistment.

 How does “Don’t ask, don’t tell” create jobs? How does it further protect our borders? How does it give the business owner confidence that he or she can start hiring for next year? It doesn’t.

Circumcision ban, the boycotting of a recruiting station does nothing to create jobs or protect our borders. One of the topics will usher in sexually transmitted deceases and the other is an exhibit how clueless some Americans really are.

I’m not anti-gay, nor am I anti-immigrant, but to seek special treatment is a form of discrimination. God bless America and those that protect Her.      

Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Art of Perception or Deception

Who would ever want to throw their hat into the ring of politics is beyond me. Not only is it hell for the candidate, but it seems family is fair game for abuse as well by the media and other politicians that think their crap don’t stink.

I would like to first define two different words that are used to get the same outcome or result.

Perception: 1.the mental grasp of objects 2.insight or intuition 3.the knowledge.

Deception: 1.a deceiving or being deceived illusion or fraud.

Though the two words mean something totally different, they are used to mislead or guide the public into believing in something that is entirely fabricated. Example would be ‘Trooper Gate’ involving then Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin. The DNC knew that they would be able to assassinate her character solely on the basis of her being a Washington Outsider. May I add is being a Washington Outsider really all that bad these days?
The DNC said Sarah did not have enough executive experience, but then look who they nominated to represent their party a community organizer from The Windy City, the same city that had a governor under investigation for Pay for Play.

The perception was cast that Sarah was a dirty governor and that she was a ditz, an airhead to say the least. They went on to attack her then pregnant daughter both on the late night shows and in Liberal periodicals. All of this media attention that Ol’ Sarah drew was unbelievable. If this young American mother of five was such a clueless governor from Alaska, then why did they spend more time destroying her than Sen. McCain?

Here we are America, 2010. Are we any safer today than when Bush 43 was in? North Korea is ready to go to war with us and their neighbor to the south. We were deceived in 2008 to think that President Obama was this young American leader that was going to lead America into the future. His politics were to be bi-partisan, which I believe to be destructive in its self, we got mandated health care for everyone from your pimps and prostitutes to citizen to illegal.

Is this the change we voted for? It is all about perception that led us into deception. It was all an illusion my friends. There is no way government can ever make up for what we the people can do. America needs Constitutional principled leaders, not politicians that wish to keep the people powerless through more social programs and mounting debt.

Perception can be misleading, be patient and listen closely. God see us through this difficult times and God bless our Great Nation.      

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Now judging by the title your first thought may lead you to "Oh here's another keep your sexuality in the closet post" or "Don't let sexuality determine my willingness to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces". If that were your thought, maybe next time your assumption would be correct.
One of the hot button issues leading up to the Nov. 2, 2010 election was the issue of illegal immigration. Advocates for this method of immigration called SB1070 bill signed into law April, 23, 2010 by Gov. Jan Brewer, racist and unconstitutional, but in reality it only re-enforced existing federal law. So calling Sb1070 unconstitutional would be to say federal law is unconstitutional.
Bush 43 had his vision on immigration. Many toted that he supported amnesty for illegal immigrants, but his states as of late beg to differ. He believed in a guest worker program, which in my opinion is not a bad idea, but should only be exercised 6-12 months at a time in which the guest worker heads back to their place of origin to file another request. So where is the problem with the United States immigration policy?
The problem lies in the enforcement of these laws. Borders states (Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California) have become hubs in transporting illegal immigrants around the nation to take up safe havens in cities like San Francisco, California. Well it is obvious the federal government is to overwhelm by the increase in human trafficking that they are unable to make an impact or slow the flow of border crossers from poring over into our country or they have orders to be more tolerant of some of the offenders (trespassers).
Now, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said that our southern border is more secure than it has ever been in recent history. Shortly after making that statement report of Mexico drug cartels were fighting against others close to the southern border and out of fear of the violence running over to our country became a reality.
An American rancher on the southern border was murdered by possible drug traffickers. From this Arizona drafted a measure that would grant local law enforcement agencies to flex their federal immigration enforcement abilities under 287g, known to Arizonians as SB1070.
From this necessary measure, the Justice Department has sued Arizona for doing a job that the Federal Government is unable to effectively enforce. So moving onto what is on the table of Congress today.
The children of illegal immigrants want to be granted citizenship under the Dream Act. Of course these individuals were innocent and brought by their illegal immigrant parents, but to demand that the United States owns them something is totally wrong or selfish. These advocates are angry at the U.S., when they should be angry at their parents for having put them though this mess.
If you want to become a citizen of the country you supposedly say you love so much, join the military for a full enlistment and if you are able to fulfill the enlistment, then and only then can you be considered for citizenship. Americans should not tolerate being held hostage by any group that promotes illegal activity regardless how big or small the crime. We are a nation of laws. Laws promote order and discipline. Charging that law enforcement does not have the right to ask for once status is another way of saying don’t ask, don’t tell. Now mind you police are professionals and deal with people of all backgrounds on daily basis.
A final note, if you are here illegally you may want to consider making arrangements to return home and go through the process the right way. In the end it will be cheaper and safer. God bless our Great Nation.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Do I Offend You?

Do I offend you with my red, white and blue complexion and 50 stars in a blue field representing a new Constellation? Do I offend you when I was toted across a war torn battlefield in the name of liberty and freedom for all man? Do I offend you when I drake the coffins of fallen warriors? Do I offend you when I am shapes into a triangle and given to a grieving mother after losing a loved one payed the ultimate price for freedom? You burn me, spit on me and stamp on me in the name of freedom of speech, do I still offend you? Do I offend you so much that in our nations classroom along with prayer, pledging allegiance to the Red, White and Blue can be found offensive? Do I offend you when I pass you in a parade or raised at a sporting event onlookers take off their hats and place over their left breast or salute in honor of all that have fallen to make it possible to do so? I must offend you enough to throw me in a toilet and call it art? I must offend you enough to tell a 13 yr old California man not to ride his bike to school anymore till he removed his 'Stars and Stripes' from his bike? Taking God out of school would make all things better. Taking patriotism out of society at all levels will make all things better. So I ask, what is left to fight for? God bless our men and women in uniform that had put liberty and freedom before themselves. God bless The United States of America.