Wednesday, February 18, 2009

We Surround Them by Glenn Beck


I encourage all of you who are conservatives to visit
this site. Glenn Beck has compiled a list of 9 things about our country and is taking action to make our voices heard. Read these nine, and if you believe in at least seven of them, visit his site and follow the instructions at the end so that you, too, can help make your voice be heard. 

The Nine Principles:

1. America is good.

2. I believe in God and He is the Center of my Life.

3. I must always try to be a more honest person than I was yesterday.

4. The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority, not the government.

5. If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.

6. I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results.

7. I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable.

8. It is not un-American for me to disagree with authority or to share my personal opinion.

9. The government works for me. I do not answer to them, they answer to me.

11 comments:

Marfa said...

Simply put....of course I agree with each and every one of these 9 principles.

I am sickened by the "stimulus" packages that are going to make America more in debt than ever before.

I just read the title to an online article that the new BLACK attorney general calls Americans COWARDS. I am sure he is naming himself first...but I consider myself a brave person. This is the land of the brave!

Rosie said...

I'm so "there" God bless Glenn Beck & God bless America.

third rock from the sun said...

How many people out there have heard the phrase...'people usually accuse other people of what they are guilty of themselves'.

I think the Attorney General who called Americans cowards towards race-is guilty himself of being a coward...your thoughts?

Some (I said SOME) blacks are still slaves. Not the slavery that is documented in the history books. No...they are slaves to their hatred that boils and bubbles in their heart.

It will not matter how many Ivy League educations through affirmative action, NBA and NFL lucrative positions, suburb homes through ACORN, highest offices of the land, etc. that we GIVE them..we cannot give them peace in their heart. Only God can, if they would only let Him.

I have gotten jobs before, that friends have gotten me. You know, friends pulling strings for me. I never felt like I earned those jobs. They were given to me and I never had the personal achievement satisfaction within myself that I felt in jobs that I got on my own.

BHusseino knows he was GIVEN this job of presidency. Money bought him the job and the liberal media attacked his opponents, personally, to sweep up any crumbs that were left behind.

His weak history of accomplishments were not enough to earn that position and he knows it!

He will forever have a chip on his shoulder, as well as his black nation followers that he employs and continues to surround himself with...and that, my friends, is why the Attorney General chose to call Americans cowards. He is intimidated. Nobody that is confident in their abilities would resort to a callous remark like that. BHusseino is president and for that, we are cowards? Maybe we should not have been so cowardly and prevented him from holding the highest office of the Land.

God Bless America

Chris said...

Marfa and 3rd rock, are we to assume that the candidate that raised the most money every year is "given" the job of President? That may very well be the case and is the result of a flawed fund-raising system, but where is the outrage over Republican candidates that have outspent their opponents and won elections? It is true that the media was/is in love with BHO, but the money raised by Obama was from the people, and like the popular vote totals, he defeated his opponent. I am sure you will cite the fact that he originally vowed to accept federal money, but at the end of the day, the PEOPLE gave him the most money, whether they are the wealthy in this nation or the media. It is similar to when people criticize Government for leading the nation astray...the government is simply a collection of people. People lead the nation astray, and Government is a human creation.

The quote mining tactics you use here are the real issue. The AG was calling the nation cowards with respect to conversations on race. You cannot take that statement and apply it to all aspects of American life. When the US elected a black president, there was an automatic assumption that we fixed race issues in America. This election, in the long run, may actually inhibit racial progress and discourse, because there is a prevailing sense that we no longer need to discuss race in this country. Blacks in this country are just as guilty of failing to address race as whites are...but the fact remains that the election of a black president has done little to help urban youth thrive in this nation. I am very much against the idea of affirmative action, as it leads to a sense that ALL minorities are "handed" positions when this is clearly not the case. We fail to have open and honest discourses on why there are race issues in this nation and abroad because it is an inherently uncomfortable issue for both whites and blacks... it IS cowardly to avoid such things simply because it is difficult. It would be like a parent failing to have an honest conversation about sex with their children because they themselves are uncomfortable with the topic (I am in no way implying that parents should encourage sex, but it is the responsibility to educate their kids on this issue in a way that is in line with their moral system). I would have no problem calling any parent that avoids this topic a COWARD.

What does not help is is using phrases like "the new BLACK attorney general." Perfect example, you read only the title of an article and made a blanket assumption rather than actually exploring the content within, much in the same way we talk superficially about controversial issues and never explore the depths of the causes and effects.

Tami said...

Chris
I will let Marfa and Third Rock speak for themselves, but to answer for myself and the members of this blog, I have never looked at this President or any of his chosen cabinet members who are black based on color. My disagreement with Barack H. Obama and also with the new AG is based SOLELY on where we differ on ideology. I know that it's difficult in today's America to believe that. I listen to people, young and old, and many have NO idea WHY they voted for Obama except that he is black and promised "change". When you press the issue of "change" they cower, having no clue exactly what it means or what he intends to do. Frankly, it's very sad that our country has become so full of ignorant people who care about little more than what pair of jeans is coolest or what the latest cell phone style is. It isn't that there is anything wrong with those things, but we have raised a nation of young people, many who are incapable of thinking for themselves. So, when they come and read a blog such as this or hear someone speak out on an issue they disagree with, they simply think it's unfair that you are voicing your opinion and they have NO clue how to defend their own opinions/ideals.
You can save your "quote mining" accusation perhaps for liberal blogs. What someone says in the comment section is a bit different than something that is posted on the main page of the blog. I believe that the new AG is a coward, and I believe it has everything to do with his assertion that we live in a nation of cowards with regard to race. I don't like him because of his character, or lack thereof, I don't like him because of the decisions he has made in his previous jobs and his reputation. THAT has absolutely nothing to do with the color of his skin, and it has everything to do with the content of his character.

third rock from the sun said...

Chris...are you the Attorney General's personal interpreter? are you his speech writer and did you sit down with him and labour over his personal feelings and how to weave them into a speech that unified and didn't divide? do you feel the need to smooth things over for him? how do you know the Attorney General didn't mean the word 'coward' in the precise way that it was taken?

Charles Blow, who happens to be black said this, "I take exception to Holder’s language, but not his line of reasoning. Calling people cowards is counterproductive. It turns the conversation into a confrontation — moving it beyond the breach of true dialogue and the pale of real understanding.

I haven't seen anywhere, in the news, of Eric Holder recanting or apologizing for implying the obvious... so, Chris, you can quit tap dancing and doing the two-step to try and divert the attention from his callous remark. You are doing little other than tiring yourself out on the dance floor.

Lastly, you speak of PEOPLE giving BHusseino the most money ever, for a presidential campaign. Can you say the word 'foreign'?

third rock from the sun said...

correction...I had to insert a quotation mark.

Chris...are you the Attorney General's personal interpreter? are you his speech writer and did you sit down with him and labour over his personal feelings and how to weave them into a speech that unified and didn't divide? do you feel the need to smooth things over for him? how do you know the Attorney General didn't mean the word 'coward' in the precise way that it was taken?

Charles Blow, who happens to be black said this, "I take exception to Holder’s language, but not his line of reasoning. Calling people cowards is counterproductive. It turns the conversation into a confrontation — moving it beyond the breach of true dialogue and the pale of real understanding."

I haven't seen anywhere, in the news, of Eric Holder recanting or apologizing for implying the obvious... so, Chris, you can quit tap dancing and doing the two-step to try and divert the attention from his callous remark. You are doing little other than tiring yourself out on the dance floor.

Lastly, you speak of PEOPLE giving BHusseino the most money ever, for a presidential campaign. Can you say the word 'foreign'?

Chris said...

Thank you for posting my previous comment...I would like to take a moment to reply to 3rd rock and Tami

How do I know his intention, 3rd rock? This may come as a surprise, but I am not his speech writer. The answer lies in context and maybe some critical reading skills. Here is the quote as it appeared in transcript... "Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards. Though race related issues continue to occupy a significant portion of our political discussion, and though there remain many unresolved racial issues in this nation, we, average Americans, simply do not talk enough with each other about race."

Note the phrase "in things racial" leading up to the use of the word coward. Either you did not take the time to read the speech in its entirety or you choose to read it out of context, either way it does not speak highly of your ability to synthesize information. Holder requires no justification from me, the evidence is in his words, whether we agree with what he said or not. It is difficult to discuss the accuracy of a statement if you do not understand what was being said to begin with.

Now, both you and Tami are correct...that type of language (use of the word "coward") can be divisive. But, in context, is it inaccurate? I don't believe it is. You could argue, by extension, that the AG includes himself in the "nation," thus making him a coward with respect to racial discourse, but I do not speak for him...

In response to the "foreign" donations, I am somewhat uncomfortable with candidates taking money from foreign citizens (if it happened, and if it were legal) but BHO is not the first and will not be the last (not that it makes it right). I would take issue if he, in future years, looks out for their interests over the interests of Americans, but to date that has not happened. The original stimulus bill contained strong "Buy American" language but Dems and some Reps felt that would violate pre-existing trade agreements, and choose to take it out. In a way, you can already feel foreign interests being "looked out for," but this is not only BHO's doing and last time I checked, he was not looking to aid the terrorists by sending more troops to Afganistan. As for "dancing around the issue" you (3rd rock) have yet to answer my original question (are we to assume that every candidate that raises the most money is "given" the election).

Secondly, the US has been involved in foreign election for decades and have used a variety of means to ensure that elected international officials have the best interest of the US in mind. I think many Americans would expect this. However, we cannot be surprised when, in our increasingly globalized nation, foreign countries have a stake in US elections. You cannot nation build with the expectation that foreign entities will not hold an interest in US politics. Two Palestinian brothers "allegedly" gave Obama tens of thousands of dollars, but has his stance with Israel deviated at all from previous administration?

Tami, I agree with your view of the ignorance that permeates our society, but I think we can wait just a little longer to see if the message of change turns out to be legit or just another ad slogan. Now, judging by the Clintonites saturating his cabinet, it might not be the best start, but there may still be time...

comradi0 said...

Even though Tami didn't post my comment.

Third rock, I think it fair that you should be asking yourself the se question. Were YOU sitting there when it was written? I mean, if you demand direct participation from your opposition for their view or opinion to he given any credence, why is your word different.

My opinion is that we are not cowards when it comes to race. Everyone I know intermingles pretty well. The problem isn't a lack of courage in exchanging about race. Our problem is rascism itself. It still exists and is as palpable as ever. I've heard the word n***** more times in the past two months than I have in years, not an exagerration. These people, fairly said, on both sides have had plenty of time to discuss and learn about one another. Couragious dialogue is not what we need. People will have to shun rascism and rascists in public in their own lives for it to ever end, which is, well never. So in that maybe we are cowards after all, but on diaglogue I think his hyperbole got a little out of hand.

So, again, where were YOU when he was writing his speech?

third rock from the sun said...

I don't respond to 'rhetorical' questions, Chris...sorry.

BHusseino was given the presidency.

Did he raise the most money? Yes. Did he raise the most money, ever, in a presidential race? Yes. Did he have his own cable channel 73(talk about cable chatter) that ran BHusseino propaganda 24/7 for months before the election? Yes. Did he run an infomercial that ran for 30 minutes days before the election? Yes. (personally, I've never bought anything from an informercial that did what the ad said it would!) Did the main stream media assassinate his opponents with lies? Yes. Did the main stream 'look the other way' when BHusseino made a mistake? Yes. Did BHusseino raise 650 million which is twice as much as previous candidates combined? Yes. (Maybe that is why 800 million doesn't look like that much to saddle taxpayers with...heck, BHusseino could raise that in less than a year.) Is he the first semi-black president? Yes. Did minorities vote for the first time, ever, because BHusseino was semi-black. Yes. Can he deliver a speech? Yes. Does he write them?. No. Has he ever held a job that required something other than a smile and a hand shake? No. Did he ever give an impassioned speech in the court room as a lawyer? No. Did he have any of his work published when he was president of the Harvard Law Review? No. Did he fulfill his contract to write his book? No, he had a ghost writer pen his book. Was he a senator? No, he was a junior senator. Did he vote yay or nay on important issues? Neither...he voted present.



he was given the job.

As far as the coward topic goes..I have a perfect example. A white rapper doesn't dare say n***** in his songs, but black rappers rap n***** through out theirs. Whadup wi dat?

We aren't cowards..we are just anal politically correct to a fault and it is getting rather borish.

Tami said...

comradi0
Let me make something CRYSTAL clear. You recently posted a comment here whining that I didn't post another comment that you had spent time on. I have made it abundantly clear that if you are a liberal or a conservative and post nutjob junk here, I am done posting it. Every once in a while I have softened a bit and begun posting the rants, but I try and give an inch, you guys want a mile. You have quite frequently posted things here that I am fairly certain no other conservative blog would post. I have been quite generous in letting the other side be heard here, but when you come here thinking you have some right to be heard...sorry, this isn't the federal government and the fairness doctrine isn't yet in place, so that's not how it works on this conservative blog. I do occasionally post things that you and others leave here when they are either so comical that they find their place in the Bellevue section, or when they are respectfully written enough that I feel they deserve to be heard. You guys like to accuse others of whining, and yet I have never in my life seen such a bunch of whining bullies as most of the liberals who leave comments here---likely those who really have nothing better to do with their time. It's pathetic, really. I have never had the inclination to leave comments on the liberal blogs and websites I visit. First, I am POSITIVE I wouldn't be published, or if I was, it would simply be for purposes of comedy or bullying. Secondly, I have plenty else to do with my time like work, raise and take care of my family. Lastly, unlike you and your fellow liberals, I believe that you have just as much right, however strongly I disagree with you, to believe what you do. My family has and continues to fight for that freedom every day, and I cherish that freedom. I don't spend my time trying to silence yours or anyone elses, but when you come here hurling accusations, making crazy statements that are simply untrue, I'm not giving you a voice on this blog. You can find it millions of other places where they will welcome you with wide open arms.