Why is Obama Getting a Free Pass?


There isn’t any logical way that Obama should have  been  elected   President
of the United States. He is grossly unqualified, he has never held a
leadership position in his life, Community Organizer does not qualify
one to be President. The only function of  a Community Organizer  is  to
twist people’s arms to become a member of the Chicago Democratic Party.
No one questioned his qualifications, no one except Fox News ever
questioned anything he  said or did.

The first time I saw him I realized he was going to be a problem, he was
speaking at the Democratic National Convention in 2004. Lying on our
living room couch when he began to speak, I sat straight up and shouted ,
“ My God, this guy is going to be trouble.” For some reason I knew then
this was going to be an experience America would be better off not
having.

Early in the 2008 campaign , it was disclosed he and his family had been
attending a church on the south side of Chicago where the services were
conducted by a Reverend Wright, a radical, racist minister who
frequently spouted hated and racism from the pulpit. After tapes of his
racist sermons were exposed, Obama explained he had never heard one of
his extreme sermons in the twenty years he attended this church, and
everybody believed him. How can you sit in a church like that and not
hear those awful sermons? If he is that naive, that should disqualify
him . Would you let your children listen to that?

The longer it went, the worse it became. His association with known 60s
radicals, Bill Ayers and Bernadette Dohrn became known, no one paid
attention. His associations with known Muslim radicals and questions
about his citizenship and how he financed his college all became known
and no one paid any attention.

The Reverend Wright controversy should have disqualified him in 2008,and no
one paid any attention. In spite of all that , and the immense
popularity of Obama, McCain and Palin were still ahead in the polls when
the September 2008 financial crisis hit, that event  took the momentum
away from McCain /Palin and everyone started blaming Bush for something
that had been building for many years.

It  seemed like divine intervention in reverse, it was  as if it was part
of some divine plan, nothing was going to prevent Obama from being
President. The one factor that was really hard to understand was the
Jewish obsession with Obama, If I was Jewish, I would be extremely
suspicious of someone with a name like Hussein, Most Christians or Jews
don’t name their child Hussein.

In the 2012 Presidential election, Romney was surging in the polls and on
the verge of victory when hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey and New York
causing widespread damage. During the aftermath, Chris Christie the
Republican Governor of New Jersey  ran around hugging Obama and begging
for help from the federal government. Needless to say, New Jersey needed
all the assistance they could get, however due to Christie’s
unwarranted affection he displayed to Obama,all the attention was
distracted from Romney and he lost his momentum. As a result Obama won
handily, but there is a deeper question that needs to be answered.

Why is no one questioning his motives, why is it that everything he does is
glossed over by the media? Why does everyone treat Obama like a God,
some one who is going to save us from ourselves?

First Obama is acting like Santa Claus, handing out free stuff to everyone
who will take them, thus he is buying votes with taxpayer money. It’s
hard to beat Santa Claus in an election. In today’s climate a lot of Americans have become entitlement driven, they expect someone to give
them something for nothing, and they want it now. It all sounds good
until the bills come due.

Secondly, humanity is always looking for a savior, someone to escort them to the
Pearly Gates with no effort on their part. People always want someone
else to do everything for them. This is a nice theory , however , it
doesn’t work. We each are responsible for our own salvation, we have to
save ourselves. Others can show us the way, but we, as individual beings
need to walk our own path.

Obama and others in government are making promises they cannot keep, what
happens when everyone figures this out, and the bank is overdrawn? Will
people finally return to their spiritual roots, and will it be in time?

Humanity has traveled down this path many times before, The Ancient Maya , as
well as many others were looking for a savior,and when the savior
arrived, he killed and enslaved them. How many times does humanity need
to fall for this before they finally learn?

 

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Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

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America is in serious trouble, many no longer realize what values and principles our country is founded on and have strayed from the common sense and creative thinking of our ancestors, how can we fix it?

 

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Old People and Conservation


Conservation the old fashioned way.

Re-posted this, thought it was good.

Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older
woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags
weren’t

good for the environment.
The woman apologized and explained, “We didn’t have this green thing back in my earlier days.”
The young clerk responded, “That’s our problem today. Your generation
did not care enough to save our environment f or future generations.”
She was right — our generation didn’t have the green thing in its day.
Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to
the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and
sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over.
So they really were truly recycled.

But we didn’t have the green thing back in our day.
Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags, that we reused
for numerous things, most memorable besides household garbage bags, was
the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our schoolbooks. This
was to ensure that public property, (the books provided for our use by
the school) was not defaced by our scribblings. Then we were able to
personalize our books on the brown paper bags.
But too bad we didn’t do the green thing back then.
We walked up stairs, because we didn’t have an escalator in every store
and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn’t climb
into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks.
But she was right. We didn’t have the green thing in our day.
Back then, we washed the baby’s diapers because we didn’t have the
throwaway kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy-gobbling
machine burning up 220 volts — wind and solar power really did dry our
clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their
brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing.
But that young lady is right; we didn’t have the green thing back in our day.
Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house — not a TV in every
room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember
them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana. In the kitchen,
we blended and stirred by hand because we didn’t have electric machines
to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the
mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or
plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn’t fire up an engine and burn
gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human
power. We exercised by working so we didn’t need to go to a health club
to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.
But she’s right; we didn’t have the green thing back then.
We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or
a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled
writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the
razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just
because the blade got dull.
But we didn’t have the green thing back then.
Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes
to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi
service. We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of
sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn’t need a computerized
gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 23,000 miles out in
space in order to find the nearest burger joint.
But isn’t it sad
the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just
because we didn’t have the green thing back then?
Please forward this on to another selfish old person who needs a lesson in conservation from a smartass young person.

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It’s Time to Stop Subsidizing our Enemies



How long are we as a nation going to keep up the nonsense of thinking
we can help other poor distressed people of the world by continuously
sending money and aid to them and thinking they are going to improve
their lives because of our actions.


In
the last sixty years we have sent literally trillions of dollars to not
only people in our own country, but around the world as well, hoping to
improve their lot in life. Though our intentions may have been noble,
it hasn’t worked, they are still poor and broke. We may as well have
thrown the money in the sea.


The
only people to have benefited are the dictators and despot rulers of
these people, they are the ones who have taken the money and used it for
themselves and in the meantime, made the lives of their people even
harder because of the added finances they have at their disposal.


The
people who have received aid have only become dependant on us and  have
not learned to become self sufficient and fend for themselves. they
have become as dependant as a wild animal who has grown to depend on
humans for their livelihood and nourishment. This serves to no one’s
betterment.


The
definition of stupidity is to do the same thing over and over and
expect different results. We have done the same thing over and over and
gotten the same result.


The
first mistake is thinking government can solve the problem, assistance
needs to be done on an individual basis, or through private
organizations. When government performs the operations, it is not
charity, the money and supplies come from taxes, big difference, the
human factor is no longer included in the equation. When done in this
manner, there is nothing on a personal level, it seems like the act is
only a faceless food truck pulling up , handing out food and leaving.


There
is also no accountability, no one knows where the food and aid comes
from, and no sense of how much cost is involved. The recipients don’t
have a clue who helped them and thus there is no gratitude. When aid is
given in this way, it becomes impersonal and sterile, , it is considered
an entitlement that people think is free, thus all the effort is in
vain and it only creates more need.


We
keep sending foreign aid to our enemies like Egypt,Pakistan and many
others whose agenda is to destroy us. Why are we doing this. It’s no
different than the bully on the playground who keeps demanding candy
from a second grader so he won’t get beaten up. The only difference is
we are more powerful than any of these countries, why are we letting
them away with extortion? This extortion began with the cold war when
these countries were playing Russia and the US against each other so
they could receive more aid. Those days are over. Let’s stop doing it.


Most
of these countries are oil rich and should be paying us for all the
opportunities we have given them to advance. Instead they take our money
and teach their children to hate us.


No good deed goes unpunished.

In
most parts of our country it is illegal to feed wild animals because it
makes them dependent on us , thus when they are no longer fed, they no
longer have the skills necessary to survive, why don’t we give humans
the same dignity? Isn’t it time to teach them to fish on their own,so
they can become self sufficient?

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Immigration: The Right Way


Immigration,
or illegal immigration has become a real hot button over the last
several years. As a result , most politicians haven’t the backbone to
confront it and do  what would be necessary to reach an agreement
regarding to the best way to handle it.

The
liberals only want to increase their voting base and as a result they
would let anyone into the country who can crawl across the border. The
conservatives, ,as many on the left, are only looking for a source of
cheap labor and welcome illegals as well. Almost no one in the political
arena is looking at the long term problems of letting anyone who wants
enter this country illegally.

There
are many reasons to control immigration and who is allowed to enter our
country. Almost every civilized country in the world have some sort of
immigration policy, many of which are stricter than our own. The very
governments that criticize our policies the most  often have laws that
make ours seem very liberal or nonexistent, Mexico being  a prime
example.


Obviously
in this day and age, security is a major issue, we need to be extremely
vigilant about only allowing individuals into our domain who only have
our best interests at heart. There are many people in the world who
would want to do us harm and bring our democracy to it’s knees. We must
do everything in our power to not let that come about. This should
supercede all other agendas, regardless of political or self interest
motivations.


Many
would come here legally if the process was simplified. This sounds like
a reasonable solution on the surface, however , if the process is made
simpler and quicker many undesirable issues can occur.


Individuals
applying for citizenship need to be aware of our history and culture.
We have a very unique society, unlike any other in the world. Our
history is important to understand as well as our traditions and
beliefs. Having a deep knowledge of what we as a nation are about and
stand for cannot be learned in a short period of time. Most immigrants
today come from countries which are very socialist or even dictatorial
in nature, thus the immigrant has no idea what responsibilities come
with freedom.


All
applicants need to learn and comprehend how our government is supposed
to function, and the citizens part in the operation of such. They need
to understand the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Gettysburg
address, National Anthem and other vital documents that are necessary to
our survival as a nation.


They
should be required to learn English and the laws of the land, it should
not be an easy process. Maybe a temporary visa should be granted, but
if the requirements aren’t met in a specified period of time, sorry,
it’s back to the homeland. No excuses.


There
should be no easy pathway to citizenship,to do so only cheapens it and
our nation. Just as our own young people need to learn the basic
principles of good citizenship, the new applicants should also learn the
precepts and be required to practice them often. Amnesty should not
even be considered. We see what amnesty did for us in the 1980s,many of
California’s present ills are a direct result of those actions. It
should not be repeated.



How fair is it to the good people who have fulfilled all the
requirements to become a citizen to then have people granted citizenship
only because they were standing in the right place at the right time?
All amnesty does is devalue citizenship and cause resentment among those
who did it the correct way, and rightfully so .Why should anyone try to
fulfill all the necessary requirements when so many openly disobey the
law and not only get away with it, but are rewarded in the process?


Citizenship
is a privilege, not a right, it should not be devalued or taken
lightly. It should be earned the old fashioned way, by hard work and
dedication.

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