Political Stress

I’m sure everyone is feeling it. The General/Presidential election is right around the corner, in 17 days, to be exact. We’re all wondering what awaits the future of our country based on what the outcome of this election will be. What will we be facing with a Trump or a Clinton presidency? After all, one of them will be among some of the most powerful leaders in the world, right? Where will they be taking us? Into greater liberty and freedom, where the Constitution is indeed revered and considered the law of the land, or more and more into an authoritarian, unconstitutional existence?  I wish I could see into the future and answer those questions. But one thing I believe we fail to realize is this, the election/selection of one person is not what we should be fearing or counting on. No one person is going to make or break us…without the people’s consent. Yes, I said it. Why? Because of Congress. You may ask why I bring up Congress right now. Good question. Let’s dig a little. 

Congress is supposed to be the voice of the people. We elect a few individuals from our respective states to hold the President accountable. They have the authority to tell the President “no”. Of course, we’re in all of our messes as a country because Congress hasn’t had the courage or initiative to do that. They go along to get along, voting left and right to do away with liberty and the Constitution, allowing the President free reign for nearly every whim. And that, sadly, is the people’s fault. We have sat by and let them vote us out of a Constitutional Republic FOR DECADES. Many people doing so without so much as a sneeze. Why? Because we have been fed the lie that they are the leaders. 

They aren’t. They are our employees. What happens when an employer discovers that an employee has lied, cheated, and stolen? They fire said employee and hire someone more trustworthy. What have we done as employers? We have kept the employees that have proven themselves over and over again how dishonest and untrustworthy they really are. We fail to look at the candidates running to be public servants through Constitutional eyes. We believe the lies being thrown our way and vote because they’re the “Republican”, “Democrat” or “Libertarian”. We the People are the ones who sold out our freedom to those who offer us “sparkly things” and a great line once in a while. We have let our employees take over and now we are reaping what we’ve sowed. We have traded in our freedom for chains, and we did so without hardly a whimper.

This election may be the final straw, then again, it might not be. Who knows? But we have already fractured the Constitutional system. The sad part in all of this? We did it to ourselves. We sold ourselves into this slavery.

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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.

What is Patriotism and Disrespect of Country?

This might turn a little controversial.  That’s really not the intent, but this subject has been in the social networking limelight, so to speak, for the last few days and my brain has been running this through processing since it hit.

A football player in the NFL has refused to stand up for the National Anthem before a game, which has led to another doing so, and then the rumor that a whole team has said they will not stand, either.  I’m sure this has raised the ire of every red-blooded American that feels this is the greatest form of disrespect to our country, and to the men and women who serve in our Armed Forces.  At first, I was also affronted that this form of disrespect was being taken.  I mean, how dare they do such a thing?  Then I got to thinking…Yes, this is a form of disrespect.  I don’t believe they are right, but it is their right to decide whether or not they take this action, or inaction, however you want to view it.  But, by our own actions or inactions, how many of us could be accused of the same degree of or greater disrespect to our country?  Bear with me as I try to put my thoughts into words.

How many of us sit by and do little to nothing when our elected Representatives hack away at the Constitution?  We haven’t gotten in the predicament we’re in as a country by standing up for our rights, but by the lack thereof.  We exhibit “coffee house” politics and opinions but when it comes down to the line, we feel it’s better to let someone else do something about it.  In short, our apathy towards protecting our inalienable rights has gotten us to where we are today.  We have stood by while the puppet masters have called the shots on the way we go, maybe offering up a little squeak now and then, but mostly thinking that by voting for “this guy”, we’ve done our part and let’s wait and see what happens.  We can now sit back, say the Pledge, sing the Anthem and feel very patriotic about ourselves.  No. No, no, no…this is the problem.  This is not patriotism.  This is a feel-good mentality and it is killing us.

You see, we have failed to see the big picture. Instead, we content ourselves to look at just a portion.  We have the feel good moments when we vote for “our guy”, thinking we’ve done our part.  Liberty is much harder to fight for than that.  Take a look around.  We are permitting the murder of the most innocent among us, unborn children, and we don’t say much. We are constantly in an entanglement of some kind with this country or that one, when in fact, we shouldn’t even be there.  We have allowed the control of our monetary system by an outside force (there is nothing “Federal” about the Federal Reserve), something the Founders were adamantly against.  There is no free market anymore.  If you doubt that, try and set up a Farmer’s Market and see how much red tape you have to go through.  We don’t have a Second Amendment anymore.  If you don’t believe me on this one, just try carrying a weapon without a PERMIT, which is a permission slip from government.  What happened to the “shall not be infringed” part?  Freedom of Speech?  Did you know that in this “free” country, you can now have charges brought against you and be prosecuted for “thought crimes”?  It’s happening right now in Oregon.  All of this is just scraping the tip of the iceberg.  There is so much more that could be added to the list.  And we, through our apathy, have allowed this to happen.

Not standing up for the National Anthem is disrespect, yes.  But, in my opinion at least, we have demonstrated the greater disrespect.  We have allowed ourselves to lose the liberty that our Founding Fathers fought so hard to establish.  Shame on us.

Senator to ‘gay’ lawmakers: ‘Homosexuality is a sin’. Activists blast state legislator for citing Scripture against same-sex unions

Finally, someone who represents “We the People” stands up & speaks out!  I applaud Sen. Renfroe for his back-bone.


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Senator to ‘gay’ lawmakers: ‘Homosexuality is a sin’

Activists blast state legislator for citing Scripture against same-sex unions


Posted: February 25, 2009
11:40 pm Eastern

By Chelsea Schilling
© 2009 WorldNetDaily


Colorado

State Sen. Scott Renfroe

When Colorado’s Legislature considered granting benefits to same-sex partners, one lawmaker took a stand, calling homosexuality an “abomination” and a sin the government should not condone – and now “gay” activists have countered with a full-fledged attack.

Sen. Scott Renfroe, R-Greeley, stood before the state Senate Feb. 23 just before it passed SB 88, a bill granting insurance benefits to homosexual partners of state employees. He read scripture to lawmakers – including the bill’s openly “gay” sponsors, Democrats Sen. Jennifer Veiga and Rep. Mark Ferrandino.

“I oppose this bill because of what my personal beliefs are,” Renfroe said. “I think that what our country was founded upon was those beliefs also.”

He told the Senate God created woman as a helper for man and commanded his children to “be fruitful and multiply.”

“I think that goes back to this whole picture of family that God created us for, and we need to honor that,” he said firmly. “Homosexuality is seen as a violation of this natural created order.”

Renfroe began reading the book of Leviticus to the Senate.

“Ye shall not lie with a man as one lies with a female. It is an abomination,” he read. “If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act, and they shall surely be put to death. Their blood guiltness is upon them.”

Then he continued with Romans 8:13: “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness.”

“That’s what we’re doing here,” Renfroe said. “We are suppressing the truth. The truth is what the family was created for in the beginning – that is a husband, a wife and children. That is why we are here, and this [bill] goes against that.”

Renfroe acknowledge that the Bible condemns many sins, and he said the state should not seek to legalize those behaviors.

“Obviously we have sin — we have murder, we have all sorts of sin, we have adultery, and we don’t make laws making those legal, and we would never think to make murder legal,” he said. “I stand in my belief that this is wrong, and we should not condone it as a government.”

One of the bill’s homosexual sponsors, Sen. Jennifer Veiga, immediately fired back.

“You say, up here at this microphone, that God created us in a certain structure,” she said. “I will stand here today and tell you that God also created me. And the last time I checked, I am who I am, people.”

Other Republicans also opposed the bill, claiming it was a method of circumventing the voters’ 2006 decision to keep marriage between a man and a woman. Critics argue that Colorado cannot afford to pay $116,000 annually for the added benefits when the Legislature may be facing a $1 billion deficit next year.

Nonetheless, the Senate passed the bill on a voice vote and gave it final approval the following day by a margin of 22-12.

But the debate didn’t stop there.

Homosexual groups have launched an attack on Sen. Renfroe for opposing the bill and reading scripture aloud. Joe Solmonese, president of the Human Rights Campaign, issued a statement blasting Renfroe, saying “he compared homosexuality with murder.”

“These outrageously offensive comments warrant condemnation by all fair-minded people and should be ignored by the Colorado legislature as they move forward in passing overdue protections to state workers,” Solmonese said. “Senator Renfroe shows his own intolerance, but we remain hopeful that his fair-minded colleagues will press ahead and protect hard-working Coloradoans.”

According to the Rocky Mountain News blog, some unidentified GOP lawmakers “have privately expressed dismay over Renfroe’s comments” as well.

Activist group ProgressNow Colorado launched an e-mail campaign to “Tell Scott Renfroe what you think.”

“[R]egardless of how people like James Dobson and Scott Renfroe feel about gay people, their shameless hate-mongering has no place in public debate and we should reject them completely,” the website states.

The organization also started a Facebook group called “Reject Renfroe” shortly after the speech became public.

The group now has 176 members who have posted comments including the following:

  • Unfortunately if trash comes out of the mouths of politicians and/or preachers they seem to be protected from the law even though they are inciting terrorism, violence, etc.
  • On what planet and in what century do you think you are operating? There is no room in this state, this country, and this time in the history of humankind for such hatred and disrespect to exist, much less to be expressed by a “statesman” such as yourself. … Your statements are disgusting and wrong, and it’s shameful that you attribute such attitudes to the God that created us ALL – straight, gay, bisexual, transgender,& ?ing alike – in His image. For shame.
  • If you are such a higher form of being than the rest of us, I would hope that you choose to resign from representing those of us who are “mere mortals.”

Colorado Takes on Federal Gov’t

So, I finally got some computer time (at my house, it’s “every man for himself” lol!), & the first thing I see is this article. I thought is was interesting & decided to share!

Colorado takes on federal gov’t

February 1, 2009

Colorado Files Gold Money Bill

HB 09-1206, The Colorado Honest Money Act

Colorado Joins Indiana Picking Up Where New Hampshire Left Off !

State Rep. Kent Lambert (R), District 14, El Paso County and State Sen. Kevin Lundberg (R), District 15, Larimer County, have introduced the Colorado Honest Money Act, HB 09-1206 in the current session.

Colorado is the third state to introduce a Sound/Honest Money/Gold Bill based on the verbiage of well known Constitutional Scholar and Lawyer, Dr. Edwin Vieira of Virginia. The Gold/Sound Money Bill is compatible for any of the 50 states.

The Bill would allow Colorado to offer its citizens a choice of Gold (and Silver) coin or the Electronic equivalent in payable and receivable transactions with the state. This bold bill will finally bring Colorado back into conformance with the Constitution for the United States of America which states “No state shall…make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts…”  Article 1, Section 10.

You can download the Colorado Bill at:

https://www.yousendit.com…

The Colorado Honest Money Act will be voluntary for citizens, but mandatory for certain, specialized businesses and will allow Colorado to fund the Treasury with enough assets insuring that no current state funds will need to be earmarked. The Colorado Honest Money Act is NOT a replacement for Federal Reserve Notes, but more of a competing, Constitutional currency and an insurance policy for our current, tenuous “money” system.

You can visit the Colorado State Legislature website at:

http://www.colorado.gov/c…

For more information, contact:

Representative Kent Lambert  rep.kent.lambert@comcast.net
Senator Kevin Lundberg  kevin@kevinlundberg.com

To view Indiana’s Bill visit the Indiana Honest Money website at http://www.indianahonestm…

For more background information and/or how any state could adopt “Honest Money” you may contact Harvey Wharfield at 978-635-9586 who has been involved with the concept of a Gold Money Bill for the past five years and has worked with New Hampshire, Indiana, and other states, in raising the conscientiousness of “sound money” around the country.

Special thanks to all who worked so hard to get the Colorado Honest Money Act to this exciting point.

Contact: Harvey Wharfield

Mischievous But Very Funny!

I’m one of those people who like to laugh, whether it be at myself or someone else (never in a mean way, though!). If something strikes me funny, I’m going to laugh & there’s no way to stop it, short of shooting me in the foot (& nobody’s tried that, yet.)

Here’s what happened…I watched watched the movie Elf (Will Farrel & James Caan) not so long ago, & in one scene it showed JC’s phone ringing & WF quickly picks it up & says, “Hello, this is Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color?” Well, when JC gets a hold of the phone, the person hangs up. Sooo…I decided that might be fun to try! And my opportunity came today =D I answered the phone & said. “Hello, LeLayne the Elf, what’s your favorite color?” There was a pause on the other end of the line, so I say “hello” again (thinking that maybe it’s one of those weird calls that nobody answers you, so you finally hang up & I just did that for nothing). Finally the lady answers & asks if “Miss Tapp is in”. Instead of saying that’s me, I say I’m her daughter (I’m not the one receiving calls from Discover just yet.) Then I ask her to wait just a moment & I hand the phone to Mom. The woman hung up in Mom’s ear, so I guess I freaked her out just a tad. I’m also planning other things to say to telemarketers. This should really be fun!