Here’s The Answer To The “Why?”

Well…Trump did it. He won the election. And now we see all over social media the “how?” and “why?” from supporters of Hillary Clinton. People are protesting the results, in disbelief that their candidate didn’t pull through. They are wanting a redo, this was not the results they were hoping for, they aren’t feeling very secure in their “safe spaces” anymore. Some are so despondent that they’ve asked to be excused from college midterms. How has all of this happened? Let me try to explain.

The majority of the American people have had it. We are tired of hearing the same rhetoric from politicians over and over again. Especially from the politicians that we know to be untruthful and conniving, in bed with the major bankers, and after being in politics for longer than this millennial has been alive, don’t know what classified means on government documents. Americans are fed up with hearing name calling and insults from seasoned politicians when there should be discussion of issues. They want real change, not the same promises we’ve been hearing for years. Solutions instead of propaganda for votes.

A majority of those who voted for Trump are not hateful, nor are they xenophobic, anti-female, uneducated chumps. They want a prosperous America for their children and grandchildren. They want unity instead of division. They want public servants who will defend the Constitution, not undermine it at every turn. They were tired of being labeled and called every name in the book. They were tired of being told to be tolerant while being shown intolerance, and they spoke out at the ballot box.

This is the answer to the “why?”. 

There is No Difference Anymore

The general election is one day away. Tomorrow we will see who will be moving into the White House in 2017. I’m sure I’m not the only one who is wondering what sort of mass chaos, if any, awaits the aftermath of November 8th. I don’t rightly know if the American people will truly be winners either way. I do know that the American people won’t be the winners if we continue to let our employees (because that’s what the President and Congress are) run rough shod over us and continue to shred the Constitution and Bill of Rights with every bit of their elected strength.

It used to be a Republican vs Democrat playing field. The Republicans used to be “the Champions for the Constitution” against the governmental overreach paraded by the Democrats. Now it’s hard to tell which is which, except for the R or D in front of their names on the ballot. For quite a while I’ve given up on voting for party only because of that very reason. The Republicans have a party platform, the state of Oklahoma’s platform being very Conservative, except no one wants to stay in line with it. Least of all those currently holding office. 

If there is no chance of making a Constitutional difference on the national level, we have got to start making that difference at the state level. We have got to start holding the people running for office to a higher standard. On issues, we have got to be asking the question, “Is it Constitutional?”. And if it’s not, we need to rethink our support. Do we want to get back to the Constitution, or do we want to see it destroyed? Do we want the Forefather’s  fight for liberty to be in vain? I truly hope not.

We have got to make a stand. It will not be fun or pretty. It will be a fight. But the country that the Founding Father’s dreamed of is worth it. Liberty and freedom are worth it. 

SQ777 Right To Farm Or Harm? — A Rancher’s Perspective

This is a very good article on OK SQ777, written by my brother, Kenny Bob Tapp.

Tapp into Common Sense

vote-no-on-888-blue-bkgdSQ777 Right To Farm Or Harm?
 
A Rancher’s Perspective
 
 
 
Rights such as the right to your person, property, and own industry are Inalienable, granted to you by your Loving Creator, which means they cannot be tampered with, providing no one else is harmed by them. 
 
I believe Oklahoma State Question 777 is being supported by mostly well intentioned people. 
At first it sounded great to this Oklahoma Rancher, until I actually took the time to read the language. Not only was it too vaguely written, but I also started to see the red flags.
 
This is the language that will be amended to the State Constitution if this passes on November 8th.
 
“Section 38. To protect agriculture as a vital sector of Oklahoma’s economy, which provides food, energy, health benefits, and security and is the foundation and stabilizing force of Oklahoma’s…

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Why I Believe in Informed Consent For Parents/Guardians

Before anyone starts throwing out the term “anti-vaxxer” and then turning on their bias, here me out.  This isn’t about an “all vaccines are bad” point of view.  This is about learning and studying what ingredients are used in current vaccines and what types of vaccines are used at a certain stage in your child’s and/or your life, and making an informed decision on whether or not some, all, or none of the vaccines are right for you and your family.  This is not judging you for deciding to vaccinate or for deciding that it isn’t right for you.  Simply put, informed consent is just that, being informed about ingredients, side effects (short or long term), and giving or not giving consent for certain medical practices.

I was vaccinated when I was a child.  Obviously, it did not result in my death, and I’m a fairly healthy human being in spite of it.  What a lot of people that know me personally didn’t realize (until recently, thanks to my posts on Facebook…) was that, yes, I had side effects from those vaccinations.  Nothing life-threatening or totally life-changing, and here I count myself and my parents extremely blessed, as I know of many families that cannot say the same thing.

The side effects that landed on me were mild in comparison to others.  I had never before had a food allergy or an allergy that manifested through my skin.  After I had received the vaccinations that the doctor informed my parents were necessary at that certain stage in my life, I was suddenly, out of the blue, allergic to eggs and products that eggs were found within.  Consuming such products would result in severe cases of eczema on my face, back, arms and legs.  For those who have or have had this in the past, you know it’s a very unpleasant condition, especially for a little kid.  Half of the foods I loved I couldn’t have.  Fast-forward 20 some odd years, what used to be a severe allergy is now just a sensitivity, meaning I can partake of said product, but I still have to be careful on amount and frequency of ingestion.

Another allergy I received was to an ingredient in the vaccines called Propylene Glycol.  This ingredient can be found in a lot of daily use items, from certain flavors of cake mix and food products, to many kinds/brands of shampoos, conditioners, face care products and lotions.  I spend a lot of time looking at the ingredient labels on products in the store because of this.  It’s not just under the name of Propylene Glycol.  Anything that has “Propyl” in the description is related, and is thus that much harder to find products to use that are moderately inexpensive and will not result in a bad eczema breakout all over my body.  It’s much more irritating to deal with now as an adult than it was for me as a child.

As stated before, I just had a mild case of the side effects.  There are many more families that wish this was all that they had to have dealt with.  I just used myself as an example.  Because of my earlier food allergy, I cannot receive most of the vaccines on the market because of the use of chick embryonic fluid and the propylene in the ingredients.  For many people making the decision on whether or not they will choose to vaccinate, they don’t know if their children have certain allergies or sensitivities.  Several vaccines are given before a child reaches the age of a year old, unless you have them on a delayed schedule.

This isn’t written to scare you.  This is written because my parents didn’t know what informed consent was.  When you go to the doctor and they are wanting you to vaccinate, just ask them for the vaccine insert.  Not the print-out, the full insert.  Yes, it’s a long read, but at least you will be able to make an informed decision on what you will be allowing into your child’s system.

Terumah – Offerings. This week’s Torah Portion 2/1/14

Torah Portion

Exodus 25:1-chapt. 27:19

Haftarah

1 Kings 5:12-chapt. 6:13

Brit Chadashah

Matthew 5:33-37

Matthew 13:1-53

Hebrews 8:1-13

My thoughts on Hebrews chapter 8:

 

It’s not so much saying that the Covenant is fading away as much as what all the old Covenant had involved in it, i/e annual blood sacrifices, the Tent of Meeting and the Temple.

There is only one sacrifice needed now, the death of the Messiah for the sins of the world, and our hearts prepared as a temple for Yahweh.

If you read chapters 7 & 9 along with chapter 8 of Hebrews, I think it explains this quite thoroughly.  It lays it out to where almost anyone can understand it.

 

Shabbat Shalom!

LeLayne

It’s Not About That, Really…

Hey all,

  There’s a big debate going on practically everywhere, especially now that the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing the issue on Proposition 8, which was passed in California. It basically states that marriage is between one man & one woman, not for same-sex relationships.

  Everyone has an opinion about this issue, whether they be for or against legalizing same-sex marriage. What about this? What if it’s not truly about this issue, but the fact that it’s not for the Government to even have a say about it? Hear me out. They’re waving a flag of distraction in front of us, trying to keep us at everyone’s throats so we miss the big picture.

It’s never been about gay/lesbian rights or traditional marriage.

  It’s always been about what the Government can get away with, control-wise. “Let’s see if they’ll give us control over areas where Constitutionally, we can’t even step a foot.” Please tell me you’re not surprised. When you find someone you want to spend the rest of your life with, what do you do? You get all of the arrangements ready for a wedding and then you go down to the local courthouse and apply for a marriage license. You are asking permission from the Government to marry the person of your choice. Is marriage like driving, a priviledge? I think not! It is a right that the Government cannot, should not touch.

  But we have let them in, telling them we are willing to become mindless slaves and not just in this area of our lives. We don’t want to think for ourselves anymore. What has happened to us since that glorious speech of Patrick Henry’s that ended with “Give me liberty or give me death!”? We have become too comfortable with our “easy” lives and too involved in fighting our neighbors as if we were children on the playground. Enough! This is not our fight. Our fight is with those who want to strip us naked of the very freedoms our parents & grandparents fought so hard for! Will we let it happen?

  I’d like to think that I tried my best for freedom. Patrick Henry did. What about you?