Wall Street Journal Sizes up Obama – They’ve Got Him Figured Out

A short article from the Wall Street Journal that needs to be read by every level headed American!!! 

A “deadly” article regarding Obama, at the Wall Street Journal, which today is the most widely circulated newspaper in America. 

Article from the Wall Street Journal, Feb 8, 2010 –  by Eddie Sessions: 
  
“I have this theory about Barack Obama. I think he’s led a kind of make-believe life in which money was provided and doors were opened because at some point early on somebody or some group took a look at this tall, good looking, half-white, half-black, young man with an exotic African/Muslim name and concluded he could be guided toward a life in politics where his facile speaking skills could even put him in the White House.  
  
In a very real way, he has been a young man in a very big hurry. Who else do you know has written two memoirs before the age of 45? “Dreams of My Father” was published in 1995 when he was only 34 years old. The “Audacity of Hope” followed in 2006. If, indeed, he did write them himself. There are some who think that his mentor and friend, Bill Ayers, a man who calls himself a “communist with a small ‘c'” was the real author.  
   
His political skills consisted of rarely voting on anything that might be deemed controversial. He went from a legislator in the Illinois legislature to the Senator from that state because he had the good fortune of having Mayor Daley’s formidable political machine at his disposal.  
   
He was in the U.S. Senate so briefly that his bid for the presidency was either an act of astonishing self-confidence or part of some greater game plan that had been determined before he first stepped foot in the Capital. How, many must wonder, was he selected to be a 2004 keynote speaker at the Democrat convention that nominated John Kerry when virtually no one had ever even heard of him before?  
   
He outmaneuvered Hillary Clinton in primaries. He took Iowa by storm. A charming young man, an anomaly in the state with a very small black population, he oozed “cool” in a place where agriculture was the antithesis of cool. He dazzled the locals. And he had an army of volunteers drawn to a charisma that hid any real substance.  
  
And then he had the great good fortune of having the Republicans select one of the most inept candidates for the presidency since Bob Dole. And then John McCain did something crazy. He picked Sarah Palin, an unknown female governor from the very distant state of Alaska . It was a ticket that was reminiscent of 1984’s Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro and they went down to defeat.
  
The mainstream political media fell in love with him. It was a schoolgirl crush with febrile commentators like Chris Mathews swooning then and now over the man. The venom directed against McCain and, in particular, Palin, was extraordinary.  
  
Now, nearly a full year into his first term, all of those gilded years leading up to the White House have left him unprepared to be President. Left to his own instincts, he has a talent for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. It swiftly became a joke that he could not deliver even the briefest of statements without the ever-present Tele-Prompters.  
  
Far worse, however, is his capacity to want to “wish away” some terrible realities, not the least of which is the Islamist intention to destroy America and enslave the West. Any student of history knows how swiftly Islam initially spread. It knocked on the doors of Europe, having gained a foothold in Spain . 
 
The great crowds that greeted him at home or on his campaign “world tour” were no substitute for having even the slightest grasp of history and the reality of a world filled with really bad people with really bad intentions. 
   
Oddly and perhaps even inevitably, his political experience, a cakewalk, has positioned him to destroy the Democrat Party’s hold on power in Congress because in the end it was never about the Party. It was always about his communist ideology, learned at an early age from family, mentors, college professors, and extreme leftist friends and colleagues.  
   
Obama is a man who could deliver a snap judgment about a Boston police officer who arrested an “obstreperous” Harvard professor-friend, but would warn Americans against “jumping to conclusions” about a mass murderer at Fort Hood who shouted “Allahu Akbar.” The absurdity of that was lost on no one. He has since compounded this by calling the Christmas bomber “an isolated extremist” only to have to admit a day or two later that he was part of an al Qaeda plot.  
  
He is a man who could strive to close down our detention facility at Guantanamo even though those released were known to have returned to the battlefield against America . He could even instruct his Attorney General to afford the perpetrator of 9/11 a civil trial when no one else would ever even consider such an obscenity. And he is a man who could wait three days before having anything to say about the perpetrator of yet another terrorist attack on Americans and then have to elaborate on his remarks the following day because his first statement was so lame.  
 
The pattern repeats itself. He either blames any problem on the Bush administration or he naively seeks to wish away the truth.  
   
Knock, knock. Anyone home? Anyone there? Barack Obama exists only as the sock puppet of his handlers, of the people who have maneuvered and manufactured this pathetic individual’s life.  
  
When anyone else would quickly and easily produce a birth certificate, this man has spent over a million dollars to deny access to his. Most other documents, the paper trail we all leave in our wake, have been sequestered from review. He has lived a make-believe life whose true facts remain hidden.  
   
We laugh at the ventriloquist’s dummy, but what do you do when the dummy is President of the United States of America ?”

THIS IS AN EXCELLENT COMMENTARY!
The President Without A Country By Pat Boone

“We’re no longer a Christian nation.” – President
Barack Obama, June 2009

” America has been arrogant.” – President Barack Obama

“After 9/11, America didn’t always live up to her
ideals.”- President Barack Obama

“You might say that America is a Muslim nation.”-
President Barack Obama, Egypt 2009

Thinking about these and other statements made by the man who wears the title of President. I keep wondering what country he believes he’s President of.

In one of my very favorite stories, Edward Everett Hale’s “The Man without a Country,” a young Army lieutenant namedPhilip Nolan stands condemned for treason during the Revolutionary
War, having come under the influence of Aaron Burr. When the judge asks him if he wishes to say anything before sentence is passed, young Nolan defiantly exclaims, “Damn the United States ! I wish I might never hear of the United States again!”

The stunned silence in the courtroom is palpable, pulsing. After a long pause, the judge soberly says to the angry lieutenant: “You have just pronounced your own sentence. You will never hear of the United States again.. I sentence you to spend the rest of your life at sea, on one or another of this country’s naval vessels – under strict orders that no one will ever speak to you again about the country you have just cursed.”

And so it was. Philip Nolan was taken away and spent the next 40 years at sea, never hearing anything but an occasional slip of the tongue about America. The last few pages of the story, recounting Nolan’s dying hours in his small stateroom – now turned into a shrine to the country he foreswore – never fail to bring me to tears. And I find my own love for this dream, this miracle called America , refreshed and renewed. I know how blessed and unique we are.

But reading and hearing the audacious, shocking, statements of the man who was recently elected our president – a young black man living the impossible dream of millions of young Americans, past and present, black and white – I want to ask him, “Just what country do you think you’re president of?”

You surely can’t be referring to the United States of America, can you? America is emphatically a Christian nation, and has been from its inception! Seventy percent of her citizens identify
themselves as Christian. The Declaration of Independence and our Constitution were framed, written and ratified by Christians. It’s because this was, and is, a nation built on and guided by
Judeo-Christian biblical principles that you, sir, have had the inestimable privilege of being elected her president.  You studied law at Harvard, didn’t you, sir? You taught constitutional law in Chicago? Did you not ever read the statement of John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and an author of the landmark “Federalist Papers”: ” Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers – and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation – to select and prefer Christians for their rulers”? In your studies, you surely must have read the decision of the Supreme Court in 1892: “Our lives and our institutions
must necessarily be based upon and embody the teachings of the Redeemer of mankind. It is impossible that it should be otherwise; and in this sense and to this extent our civilization and our institutions are emphatically Christian.” Did your professors have you skip over all the high-court decisions right up till the mid 1900’s that echoed and reinforced these views and intentions? Did you pick up the history of
American jurisprudence only in 1947, when for the first time a phrase coined by Thomas Jefferson about a “wall of separation between church and state” was used to deny some specific religious expression – contrary to Jefferson’ s intent with that statement? Or, wait a minute, were your ideas about America’s Christianity formed during the 20 years you were a member of
the Trinity United Church of Christ under your pastor, Jeremiah Wright? Is that where you got the idea that “America is no longer a Christian nation”? Is this where you, even as you came to call yourself a Christian, formed the belief that “America has been arrogant”? 
Even if that’s the understandable explanation of your damning of your country and accusing the whole nation (not just a few military officials trying their best to keep more Americans from
being murdered by jihadists) of “not always living up to her ideals,” how did you come up with the ridiculous, alarming notion that we might be “considered a Muslim nation”?  Is it because there are some 2 million or more Muslims living here, trying to be good Americans? Out of a current population of over 300 million, 70 percent of whom are Christians? Does that make us, by any rational definition, a “Muslim nation”? Why are we not, then, a “Chinese nation”? A “Korean nation”? Even a “Vietnamese nation”? There are even more of these distinct groups in America than Muslims. And if the distinction you’re trying to make is a religious one, why is America not “a Jewish nation”? There’s actually a case to be made for the latter, because
our Constitution – and the success of our Revolution and founding – owe a deep debt to our Jewish brothers.  Have you stopped to think what an actual Muslim America would be like? Have you ever really spent much time in Iran?  Even in Egypt? You, having been instructed in Islam as a kid at a Muslim school in Indonesia and saying you still love the call to evening prayers, can surely picture our nation founded on the Quran, not the Judeo-Christian Bible, and living under Shariah law. Can’t you? You do recall Muhammad’s directives [Surah 9:5,73] to “break the cross” and “kill the infidel”? It seems increasingly and painfully obvious that
you are more influenced by your upbringing and questionable education than most suspected. If you consider yourself the president of a people who are “no longer Christian,” who have “failed to live up to our ideals,” who “have been arrogant,” and might even be “considered
Muslim” – you are president of a country most Americans don’t recognize. Could it be you are a President without a country?

Larry Gatlin on Amnesty

Why I went to India

July 15, 2010

Dear Partners in the Gospel,

I want to share with you my excitement over what the Lord has done through the ministries of HBI in the last 10 years.

We just completed our Annual Board meeting and as we gathered what the Lord has done in the last 10 years, we are so amazed at the Lord’s doing as it is always, always marvelous in our sight. 

Your faithful prayers and partnership have resulted in lasting impact in the lives of millions of people. In the last 10 years God enabled us to experience His mighty hand in witnessing;

  • 1,779,822 people having the opportunity to hear the Gospel
  • 285,116 people responded to the Gospel
  • 164,338 people were discipled to Christ
  • 3,516 churches planted (Total number of churches since 1987 is over 4600 churches)
  • 63,132 leaders envisioned and equipped through formal, non-formal and informal training programs.

 

Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!

Friends, we want to say thank you so very much for standing with us in this great task of proclaiming the Gospel, discipling people to Christ and bringing them into communities of believers. We also want to thank you so very for helping us to train and develop indigenous leaders who have taken the life changing Gospel to millions of unevangelised people and thousands unreached villages, so that Christ is  incarnated in the midst of unreached people. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

The purpose of this letter is to invite you to join us in re-gathering our task force and casting the vision for 2020.

As we look into the future, the next 10 years we see “Boundless Opportunities” and we are so excited about being part of what the Lord is doing in India! We will be sharing what the Lord has laid in our hearts during our pastors conference in August.  We have only 17 days to go for our Pastors conference and a lot of prayer and preparation is going on. We are very excited about the conference as this will be our launching pad towards our vision for 2020 – planting 10,000 churches, discipling 1 million people by enabling and equipping 2,000 indigenous village church planters.

 

We thank God for His provision of $12,000 for the conference and are trusting the Lord to provide the remaining $24,500 in the next 17 days. Will you please prayerfully consider investing in the village church planters, a commitment of $50 will help us cover the cost for his travel, board, lodge and the cost of the conference, so that they can be part of celebrating what the Lord has done in the last 10 years and committing to fulfill the vision of 2020! We need 490 people who will give atleast $50 to cover the balance. Some of you can give more but we trust that you will send atleast $50 to help one village church planters to attend the conference. We need your involvement today!

Will you also join us in prayer at least 5 minutes every day for this important conference as we help the village pastors and other participants to see the “Boundless Opportunities” we have before us in discipling India for Christ.

Please send in your gifts designating to “Pastors conference 2010” and mail it to “HBI Global Partners, P.O. Box 584, Forest, VA 24551”. You can also visit our website www.globalpartners.org and donate online. 

We want to thank you so very much for your sincere prayers, constant encouragement and faithful partnership. We truly are blessed because of you!

Praying for you and may the Lord bless you.

Your servant in the mission,

Dr. Paul (Bobby) Gupta

President

HBI Global Partners

P.O. Box 584, Forest, VA 24551

www.globalpartners.org

 

The Right To Nullify This Government

by  Thomas E. Woods, Jr.

07/13/2010

Every couple of years the same drearily predictable charade repeats itself.  This time we’re really going to limit government!  Or so they tell us.  We on the Right then dutifully compose our letters to the editor, attend rallies, and vote for candidates without whom, we are breathlessly assured, we shall all revert instantly to barbarism.  And no matter who wins, the federal government grows and grows.  The Right gets a bunch of pretty speeches, and the Left gets the victories.

The passive approach of crossing our fingers and hoping Washington will follow the Constitution has not worked.  The only surprising thing about it is that anyone could have expected it to work in the first place.  It is long past time for those of us who want to confine the federal government to its constitutional limits to try something different.

The time has come to revisit nullification, the quintessentially American mode of resistance against federal lawlessness that Thomas Jefferson urged as an essential ingredient of our political system.  In the Kentucky Resolutions of 1798, Jefferson insisted that the states needed a way to defend themselves against unconstitutional exercises of power by the federal government.  Jefferson’s fear was that if the federal government had a monopoly on defining the scope of its own powers, it would be constantly discovering new ones.  Likewise, James Madison urged in the Virginia Resolutions of 1798 that the states were “duty bound to resist” when the federal government violated the Constitution.  (The reader will not be surprised to learn that Bill Clinton held no White House soiree in honor of the two hundredth anniversary of these documents in 1998.)

These principles were used for honorable purposes throughout antebellum American history.  Virginia and Kentucky used them on behalf of free speech.  The New England states employed them against unconstitutional searches and seizures.  Numerous northern states used them against fugitive slave laws, provisions of which they considered unconstitutional notwithstanding the Constitution’s fugitive-slave clause.  More than six decades after Jefferson penned the immortal words of the Kentucky Resolutions, the legislature of Wisconsin quoted them word for word in defense of its defiance of such laws. Do American schoolchildren read about any of this?  The question answers itself.  They are about as likely to read that I, Tom Woods, am the king of England.

But all of a sudden, out of the clear blue, nullification is back.  Fiscal conservatives and civil libertarians joined hands in 2005 to oppose the REAL ID Act, which involved the centralization and standardization of identification procedures.  They had no idea how successful they would be.  Two dozen states pledged to defy the law.  Stung by this degree of resistance, the federal government gave up trying to enforce the Act.

Nancy giving a Gospel of John to a French Tourist

Check the Armory for a new article regarding gun control.  Very easy to read and understand.  Sundog

July 6, 2010

My Grandaughter Elizabeth, My Grandson Ryan active duty Coast Guard, Sector Miami and me - seved in the '50s

Thanks to all of you who served in our military.  Ryan’s rate is E-5 Search and Rescue, I was E-6 Radioman, a forerunner of the Search and Rescue.  Way to go Ryan, I’m proud of you!

July 5, 2010

India -8-

On Sunday Morning of our stay in Chennai, I went to a home church in one of the developing areas of the city.  The house was built by a young couple who had the concept of a church in mind when they planned the first floor, laying it out so there was enough room for people to assemble and an area for the music leader and Pastor to face the congregants.  The week we attended was the second time the church had met and the attendance was a significant increase over the first week.  Dr. Gupta was their speaker, the worship leader was accompanied only by his guitar, but there was a keyboard available.  The people were friendly, worshipped with their whole heart and showed a heart for sharing the Gospel message in the little development where the home was located.

            I learned a lot that day, I remembered worship does not depend upon the surroundings, but the heart; praise does not need a band or a choir, just my voice; God has promised to be with us if even two or three are present, so long as we honor Him; music need not be loud nor complex, simple is good.  A phrase from a gospel song keeps going through my head as I write this, “I’m going back to the heart of worship, it’s all about You, Lord, it’s all about you.”  I’m not telling you to leave your church, or ignore its programs, these are good things, but if God directs you to have a prayer cell one night a month or so for your neighborhood – do it.

Prayer Group

July 1, 2010

July 1, 2010

L to R, Pastor Devalin, Vance, Dr Bobby Gupta of HBI