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Just like man’s quest to fly, we want to somehow defy absolute standards. “Hey, it might not be good for you, but it’s what I believe.” Sure, people can, will, and do, try to beat absolute truth, however, eventually the fuel runs out. Just like gravity, absolute truths provide the stability of the system that we live in. We have great freedom within the realm of absolutes, but when we ignore absolutes, we can get into a world of hurt.
Maybe the warm fuzzies came over the Muslim Brotherhood within the last few years? At first glance their official website, Ikhwahnweb.com, you would think “peace and love” were key components to the MB. A beautiful Egyptian little girl’s face adorns the heading with the word, “peace,” after all. You can even click on their statements and see all of the condemnations of violence, repugnance of Al-Qaeda, and commitments to social justice and reform. Look deeper, however, and you’ll find support for Sharia, preparation to fight the enemies of Islam, and an expectation of quiet acceptance.
I didn’t agree with everything the president stated. I don’t accept justifying the past circus spending that has pervaded this government, but I finally felt a sense of uniting and American pride from this president. While Mr. Obama didn’t overtly apologize and step all over what has been done, I sensed for the first time, a genuine attitude (perhaps, it’s “Oh crap!” mode, who knows) that acknowledged the will of the American people.
What was supposed to be the memorial service last night for the Tucson massacre began with a puzzling invocation, contained bizarre outbursts of applause and unusual statements, seemingly misplaces Scriptural references, and other odd happenings. There is a time and a place for politics and this was not it.
With the possibility of $5.00 a gallon gasoline looming, I’m reminded of Fred Flintstone. Remember his preferred method of transport? That’s right, stinky, calloused feet. A rousing, “YabadabaDOOO!” and away the Flintstone™ family flew. Maybe Fred was onto something. Was he “going green” or just going?
In the midst of the radiance of holiday, don’t forget the tears that fall during this time. Say a prayer, send a note, call just to bless someone and let them know you have remembered their loss and hurt in this time. This only adds to the beauty of the season and fulfills one of the reasons Christ came to earth.
Gone are the days when only the most graceful, reputable people were used in bolstering product sales. The people who are featured on television are the people who represent our country. Do you want Kathy Griffin as the spokesperson representing, not only mediocre sandwiches, but America? Unfortunately, when foreigners see Kathy Griffin, they think of Americans. Wonderful.
When a government spends money faster than the growth of the economy and then prints the paper currency, as though the Rockefeller Christmas tree is pretty and a mutant money tree, given enough time, hyperinflation can result. That’s the “how”. Here’s the “what” it actually is: suddenly any commodity, food, fuel, and other everyday item costs skyrocket. Items can reach costs that are upwards of ten times their previous value. So what do we do in the face of this very real possibility?
To say that Veterans, current servicemen and women are taken for granted would be a understatement of insurmountable proportion. They leave their parents, siblings, friends, homes, and country soil to live in often, harsh, foreign conditions. Ultimately, our freedom is blessed by Almighty God. But, people have lost sight of where our rights begin and end. They begin with God and end with Him, as well.
These are strange times, indeed. I don’t mean just the election or the political scenarios, though that is a huge indicator. No, I mean the way of the world. This shift in all things: morality, respectability, honor, endeavors, and motives. It’s like the world is spinning in the opposite direction. Like the sun is rising in the west and setting in the east. And what is so disturbing is that few notice it! Does anyone else notice the earth careening, seemingly out of control?
Turn on the TV. Take a stroll in the store. Go to church and you’ll see it: Females dressing as though the new fad is straight “hooker.” That may be a little crass, but seriously, when you pick up a magazine or just try to watch the news, you’re bombarded with an obscene amount of skin. Sex sells, so they say. And “they” be right. The only thing that has even a smidge of marketability the way a barely clothed woman will is a puppy. And puppies don’t wear any clothes.
So, Steven Colbert and Jon Stewart turned out their “Restore the Sanity” rally this last week. I was bustin’ a gut! Well, not at Colbert or Stewart, but the name of the rally! The IRONY of it all! I know, I know. I should have a better sense of humor…who doesn’t love a good, sexually charged, offensive euphemism thrown around in description of their personal, political beliefs, right? Uh, correct me if I’m wrong, isn’t that “hate speech?”
Hear ye! Hear ye! The outcry for freedom is goin’ global! Recently, it was announced that Israel, inspired by the American conservative Tea Party Movement, has decided to join the fight against the dominating Obama administration policies. In particular, the administration’s continued “strong objection” to apartment construction, so called, “settlements.”
It’s not clear how Joy Behar escaped her nanny, but she was in another all out tantrum that would put my kids to shame. Sans her liberal cohort, Whoopi “walk out” Goldberg, she ranted and raved with the usual, “Rascist!” outcry in terrible-two response to Sharron Angle’s ad regarding immigration and Harry Reid. Once again, The View openly declares its “open mouth, insert foot” policy.
We spent billions of dollars ensuring we did not have a blurry outlook from the Hubble Space Telescope, yet we seem willing to settle for blurriness from the church, our marriages and families. What kind of repair mission can be launched for our culture? There is only one place to go to fix the kind of damage we face.
“Terminating unwanted pregnancies,” aka ending the life of a defenseless child, is a booming business that brings in millions. Who wants the hassle and interruption of a baby when there are so many other things going on in life? Big problem, easy solution. Enter groups like Planned Parenthood and Marie Stopes International, raking in millions on the backs of women…and the bodies of dead children.
Introducing new Dakota Voice contributor, Jennifer L. Ferryman: Shshshhhhh….wait….hear that?! No? Why, it’s the sound of our country being flushed down the toilet! Ah, ultimate privacy, closed doors and an aromatic spray that covers as well as the cheapest, off-brand Glade® scent (hmmm…Country Flower or Clean Linen??). Something STINKS, folks!Fortunately, in a matter of days we have the opportunity to CLEAN HOUSE! It’s time to get Nancy and her bunch of water closet cronies off the throne from which they manage our country.