It is a major disgrace that around 50% of Christians are not registered to vote
. The Founding of this Nation was based on Judao-Christian values, yet these very people have abandoned the Nation. The Left assaults the values and culture to achieve its goals and the Christians wail at the assault. But why, then, do Christians sit on the sidelines and allow the evil to persist? If Christians would vote their values and principles at the polls, the Nation would be governed drastically differently and the changes for the Good in this country would be truly amazing. There are many, many, many more Christians than required to make a difference
in any election contest.
Do Christians really believe that they should refrain from making a difference in this world? Do they really believe that it is best to allow those who would ridicule and persecute the Faith to prevail in the governance process? This is contrary to any rational and theological understanding of the Scriptures. There are good theological and moral reasons
why Christians must vote. Voting is a Christian Duty
If the 60-100 million unregistered Christians would get involved, elect Christian principled people to office, and hold those representatives accountable for upholding Christian values in this Christian Nation, the Country would be restored and returned to its Greatness. God will hear the cry of his People, and their Righteousness will heal the land.
As a great leader once said: "There are no easy answers, but there are simple ones." Well, I say that this answer should be both simple and easy. All our Christian Community must do is simply register to vote, vote faithfully, and vote in accordance with your Faith. All will then Be Well.
If you haven't seen The Agenda Documentary
, find a way to do so.
On my many trips to the West Coast (what is not well known is that a recent study by my wife found that 5% of US Airways profits come from my ticket purchases) I have had a chance to see the "occupiers" close up. They are a bunch of actual "crazies" only made possible by fraudulent disability claims, welfare payments and a few parents who think their children are attending college classes. They support everything from public nudity to a current law suit against Sea World for "enslaving whales" in violation of the 13th Amendment.
Originally, politicians thought they could harness this movement in the same way they took over the "anti-war" movement of the late 1960's. But the reality is that these protestors are "anarchists" who do not believe in organization or even bathing. They are the certifiable lunatics who protest not having jobs but who no one would ever hire no matter what the employment rate. People who march in the street naked and live in tents at city hall calling for anarchy are not a movement but a "curiosity" and an unnecessary diversion.
We need to stay focused on our base and turn out that base to nominate our best candidates for 2012. I do not say we ought to laugh off the "occupiers" entirely, but we need to know that it is actually a " side show" about as important to a Republican win or an Obama loss as was the campaign against the Ottoman Empire in the overall Allied victory in World War I (just something I threw in for fans of Lawrence of Arabia).
If the Democrat strategy for winning is to organize the Anarchists, then our victory in 2012 will be overwhelming.
Bob Levy, Chairman, Moore County GOP
31 years in office. 92% of the vote in the last election. 88 years young. Zero (That's 0 - zip, nada, none, naught) debt!
Wow! Why can't we have a mayor like this?!
Well, John Boehner is at it again. Remember "way back" in July of this year, when Boehner led the House Republicans in retreat from the Cut, Cap, and Balance plan, only to hand the Administration another trillion dollar blank check? Well, to refresh your memory, Boener agreed to a 2-step plan
whereby the House would hand Obama a blank check but before giving him the rest of the increase in Debt Ceiling, the House and Senate would be forced to vote on a Balanced Budget Amendment.
Everyone assumed ― or hoped ― that at least the Balanced Budget Amendment would be the one from the Cut, Cap, and Balance plan. That is, we wanted a Balanced Budget Amendment that had real teeth and would impose limits on government spending. The version in Cut, Cap, and Balance would cap spending at a percentage of GDP and require a supermajority in both houses of Congress to raise taxes. There are flaws in that approach, but even with the potential loopholes available to manipulate the system, the Democrats ― especially the Senate Democrats ― are adamantly opposed to anything which would impede their ability to raise taxes and increase spending.
But Boehner continued to make noise about holding the Congress to the deal. In mid-October
he was talking strong about an upcoming vote on a Balanced Budget Amendmendment with a “real enforcement mechanism that can stop Washington’s job-crushing spending binge". Ahh... But as usual, Boehner seems unable to walk his talk, and is about to betray the conservative base of his Party yet again.
Continuing to find fierce opposition from the Congressional Democrats, Boehner has begun again to waffle on the matter. In late October, Boehner began to speak of different versions
of a Balanced Budget Amendment and to point out that the July Debt Ceiling agreement did not specify which version of a Balanced Budget Amendment would be subject to a vote. And he began to work on shifting the positions of the freshmen House Republicans newly elected in the 2010 elections ― particularly the "Tea Party Caucus" ― to get them to "moderate" and to accommodate "compromise" (which in Boehner's case always means surrender). At this co-opting of the Republican freshmen, Bohner seems to have been remarkably successful
Now, news comes out
that Boehner will not "rule out" Republican support of a Balanced Budget Amendment which would permit unliimited Government spending and growth. A Balanced Budget Amendment which simply requires the Federal Government to balance its books each year but neither caps spending as a percentage of GDP (and locks the definition of GDP so that it cannot be manipulated) nor requires a supermajority to raise taxes ― such a BBA is a trap.
It is a recipe for Bigger and BIGGER and BIGGER Government.
It is another capitulation to the Socialist Left. It is a surrender
, not a compromise.
Boehner is again about to reveal his true colors. We will never put this country back on the right path until we change Republican Party "leadership".
Thinking people alread knew it. But to hear them admit it so smugly. And to hear them caution that folks who do not read widely will not catch on and mustn't be told.... The arrogance of these people is incredible.
Thank you Breitbart and O'Keefe! Great work again!
There is finally conclusive evidence that Osama bin Laden and Muammar Gaddafi are dead. Yesterday, they both registered to vote in Chicago.
To All My Valued Employees,
There have been some rumblings around the office about the future of this company, and more specifically, your job. As you know, the economy has changed for the worse and presents many challenges. However, the good news is this: The economy doesn't pose a threat to your job.
What does threaten your job however, is the changing political landscape in this country. Of course, as your employer, I am forbidden to tell you whom to vote for - it is against the law to discriminate based on political affiliation, race, creed, religion, etc.
Please vote for who you think will serve your interests the best. However, let me tell you some little tidbits of fact which might help you decide what is in your best interest. First, while it is easy to spew rhetoric that casts employers against employees, you have to understand that for every business owner there is a back story.
This back story is often neglected and overshadowed by what you see and hear. Sure, you see me park my Mercedes outside. You saw my big home at last years Christmas party. I'm sure all these flashy icons of luxury conjure up some idealized thoughts about my life. However, what you don't see is the back story.
I started this company 12 years ago. At that time, I lived in a 300 square foot studio apartment for 3 years. My entire living space was converted into an office so I could put forth 100% effort into building a company, which by the way, would eventually employ you.
My diet consisted of Ramen Pride noodles because every dollar I spent went back into this company. I drove a rusty Toyota Corolla with a defective transmission. I didn't have time to date. Often times, I stayed home on weekends, while my friends went out drinking and partying. In fact, I was married to my business -- hard work, discipline, and sacrifice.
Meanwhile, my friends got jobs. They worked 40 hours a week and made a modest $50K a year and spent every dime they earned. They drove flashy cars and lived in expensive homes and wore fancy designer clothes. Instead of hitting Nordstrom's for the latest hot fashion item, I was trolling through the Goodwill store extracting any clothing item that didn't look like it was birthed in the 70's.
My friends refinanced their mortgages and lived a life of luxury. I, however, did not. I put my time, my money, and my life into a business --- with a vision that eventually, some day, I too, will be able to afford these luxuries my friends supposedly had.
So, while you physically arrive at the office at 9 am, mentally check in at about noon, and then leave at 5 pm, I don't. There is no "off" button for me. When you leave the office, you are done and you have a weekend all to yourself. I unfortunately do not have the freedom. I eat, sleep, and breathe this company every minute of the day. There is no rest. There is no weekend. There is no happy hour. Every day this business is attached to me like a 1 day old baby.
You, of course, only see the fruits of that garden -- the nice house, the Mercedes, the vacations... You never realize the back story and the sacrifices I've made. Now, the economy is falling apart and I, the guy that made all the right decisions and saved his money, have to bail out all the people who didn't.
The people that overspent their paychecks suddenly feel entitled to the same luxuries that I earned and sacrificed a decade of my life for. Yes, business ownership has its benefits but the price I've paid is steep and not without wounds. Unfortunately, the cost of running this business, and employing you, is starting to eclipse the threshold of marginal benefit and let me tell you why:
I am being taxed to death and the government thinks I don't pay enough. I have state taxes. Federal taxes. Property taxes. Sales and use taxes. Payroll taxes. Workers compensation taxes. Unemployment taxes. Taxes on taxes. I have to hire a tax man to manage all these taxes and then guess what? I have to pay taxes for employing him. Government mandates and regulations and all the accounting that goes with it, now occupy most of my time. On Oct 15th, I wrote a check to the US Treasury for $288,000 for quarterly taxes. You know what my "stimulus" check was? Zero. Nada. Zilch.
The question I have is this: Who is stimulating the economy? Me, the guy who has provided 14 people good paying jobs and serves over 2,200,000 people per year with a flourishing business? Or, the single mother sitting at home pregnant with her fourth child waiting for her next welfare check?
Obviously, government feels the latter is the economic stimulus of this country. The fact is, if I deducted (Read: Stole) 50% of your paycheck you'd quit and you wouldn't work here. I mean, why should you? That's nuts. Who wants to get rewarded only 50% of their hard work? Well, I agree which is why your job is in jeopardy. Here is what many of you don't understand ... to stimulate the economy you need to stimulate what runs the economy. Had suddenly government mandated to me that I didn't need to pay taxes, guess what? Instead of depositing that $288,000 into the Washington black-hole, I would have spent it, hired more employees, and generated substantial economic growth. My employees would have enjoyed the wealth of that tax cut in the form of promotions and better salaries. But you can forget it now.
When you have a comatose man on the verge of death, you don't defibrillate and shock his thumb thinking that will bring him back to life, do you? Or, do you defibrillate his heart? Business is at the heart of America and always has been. To restart it, you must stimulate it, not kill it. Suddenly, the power brokers in Washington believe the mud of America are the essential drivers of the American economic engine.
Nothing could be further from the truth and this is the type of change you can keep. So where am I going with all this? It's quite simple. If any new taxes are levied on me, or my company, my reaction will be swift and simple. I fire you. I fire your co-workers. You can then plead with the government to pay for your mortgage, your SUV, and your child's future. Frankly, it isn't my problem any more. Then, I will close this company down, move to another country, and retire.
You see, I'm done. I'm done with a country that penalizes the productive and gives to the unproductive. My motivation to work and to provide jobs will be destroyed, and with it, will be my citizenship.
While tax cuts to 95% of America sounds great on paper, don't forget the back story: If there is no job, there is no income to tax. A tax cut on zero dollars is zero. So, when you make decision to vote, ask yourself, who understands the economics of business ownership and who doesn't? Whose policies will endanger your job? Answer those questions and you should know who might be the one capable of saving your job. While the media wants to tell you "It's the economy Stupid" I'm telling you it isn't.
If you lose your job, it won't be at the hands of the economy; it will be at the hands of a political hurricane that swept through this country, steamrolled the Constitution, and will have changed its landscape forever. If that happens, you can find me in the South Caribbean sitting on a beach, retired, and with no employees to worry about.
Signed, Your boss,
Michael A. Crowley, PE
Crowley, Crisp & Associates, Inc.
1906 South Main Street, Suite 122
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Phone: 919.562.8860 x22