These famous words by Thomas Paine have never been more poignant than they are now. These are certainly troubling times, we’re facing an election where no one will be the winner except the next President, we’re facing certain war in the Middle East and we’re facing more uncertainty in our economy and personal freedoms than ever before, all of these things will vastly alter the course our Nation is on, and not in a good way.
A post at Two Heads Are Better Than One this morning, ELECTION 2012 – What’s at stake got me to thinking about what really is at stake.
We have two candidates, neither of which is appealing, one less appealing than the other, but either way, We The People will lose. Obama will continue on the path to American destruction while Romney is too moderate to actually move the course in the other direction, we got here slowly, we can’t get out of it slowly, we need drastic measures to ensure our survival as a Nation, the Greatest Nation, time is running out.
Obama will strive to make sure every man, woman and child is beholding to the govt. He stated on David Letterman that he was President to all the people, he’s only President to all of us if we all hold our hand for the govt dole, right now he’s just President to blacks and those who are excitingly accepting his govt charity. Those of us who don’t have our hands out are the enemy.
Romney, on the other hand, spent the debates saying the first thing he would do is repeal Obamacare, once he got the nod he suddenly decided he would keep some provisions of it. What the hell Mitt, seriously? What other things is he going to halfass if he wins? He may be able to help with the jobs situation but that’s not all there is and a job will not fix all the evils perpetrated by the govt to this point.
All this Middle East bullshit going on now, the embassy attacks all over directed at the United States and now France, China threatening Japan, Iran threatening Israel and Israel threatening Iran, Iraq supporting Iran, Iran moving weapons into Syria, Pakistan today is threatening our Embassy, Embassy in Jakarta attacked and Canada pulls it’s diplomats from Iran and closes their Embassy there and expels Iranian diplomats from Canada. How long will it be before the violence gets here to us? Not long, I’m afraid. As an aside, Mr. G Guys cousin works for the State Dept and was stationed in Jakarta for a couple of years, thankfully he’s back in the States.
I can’t see the future, I can only guess and my guess would be, (wash my mouth out with soap) that Obama will get another 4 years because it’s destined and those who control the world, and there are those that control the world, will see to it that he is re-elected to finish their agenda. Am I scared? Shitless!!!! Time to get your preps together, it won’t be long now. Stock and re-stock your preps, get your food, water, shelter and ammo in order, you’ll be needing those things soon.
Yes, “these are the times that try men’s souls” and it can only get bad from here.
I didn’t proofread so don’t mess with me.
As a crafter, Hobby Lobby is one of my favorite stores, in fact, I’ve instructed my better half, Mr. G Guy to stop there today while he’s out and pick me up a couple of items. Let’s support them and their religious believes against this ignorant liberal boycott. – Phoebe
Hobby shop chain faces backlash for stance against ObamaCare
Published September 20, 2012
National arts and crafts retail chain Hobby Lobby is facing backlash after filing a lawsuit opposing the HeathCare Mandate, with the owners claiming that it goes against their Christian Values. (AP)
A Christian-owned chain of hobby shops is facing a bitter backlash after suing the Obama administration over new requirements to provide insured employees with contraceptive and abortion coverage.
Oklahoma-based Hobby Lobby filed the suit Sept. 12 in U.S. District Court in Oklahoma City, alleging that the ObamaCare mandate violates the religious beliefs of the company’s owners. The suit followed similar suits by Catholic colleges and a Denver-based company whose owners also objected to the mandate on religious grounds. While a judge has not yet ruled on Hobby Lobby’s suit, a Facebook page calling for a boycott of the company, which operates 500 stores in 41 states, has appeared online, and several other forums have featured posts urging customers to steer clear of Hobby Lobby.
“I’m boycotting Hobby Lobby!” reads the heading of one posting on image posting site Flickr. “Even if you’re pro-life this kind of action stinks to high heaven! If things like this can be allowed then what’s next?!,” the user added.
“They’re being told they have two choices. Either follow their faith and pay the government half-a-billion dollars or give up their beliefs.”
- Lori Windham, attorney for Hobby Lobby
Others have taken to social media to protest against Hobby Lobby, with a “Boycott Hobby Lobby” page on Facebook.
“I’ve been to two Hobby Lobby parking lots today and they were fairly empty. I used to have trouble finding a parking spot!” read one posting from the administrator of the Boycott page. “I think the boycott is catching on! I do not think they are getting the reaction they hoped for.”
Hobby Lobby owner David Green is a devout Baptist who owns one of the world’s largest collections of Biblical artifacts. The Barret Fund for Religious Liberty, which represents Green in his suit, argued that compliance with the offending portion of the health care law that the nature of their suit is “would force religiously-motivated business owners like plaintiffs to violate their faith under the threats of millions of dollars in fines.”
Lawyers argued that company employees are well aware of Green’s views and their bearing on the company.
“The Green family’s business practices … reflect their Christian faith in unmistakable and concrete ways,” the complaint states. The company employs full-time chaplains; close all store locations on Sundays and monitors all marketing and operations to make sure that it is consistent with their beliefs.
Failure to comply with the mandate could subject the company to as much as $1.3 million in daily fines, according to Barret Fund attorneys.
“They’re being told they have two choices: Either follow their faith and pay the government half a billion dollars or give up their beliefs,” Lori Windham, an attorney from theBarret Fund, told Foxnews.com. “We believe that’s a choice no one should have to make.”
David Green could not be reached for comment, but in a recent USA Today Op-Ed, he blasted the Obama administration for imposing mandates he believes he cannot comply with.
“Our government threatens to fine job creators in a bad economy,” Green wrote. “Our government threatens to fine a company that’s raised wages four years running. Our government threatens to fine a family for running its business according to its beliefs. It’s not right.”
The company does not object to providing coverage that includes birth control pills, but refuses to provide or pay for two specific abortion-inducing drugs such as the so-called “morning after” pill, because Green’s “most deeply held religious belief” is that life beginning at conception, the family said in a statement released through its attorneys.
As for the boycott, the company’s founders believe customers have the right to vote with their feet.
“The Green family respects every individual’s right to free speech and hopes that others will respect their rights also, including the right to live and do business according to their religious beliefs.,” the statement said.
Hobby Lobby is believed to be the first non-Catholic company to file an objection to the healthcare mandate. The Newland family, the devoutly Catholic owners of Denver-based Hercules Industries filed a similar suit this past summer and won a court injunction that ruled that they are not obligated to follow the mandate.
“I think the law and precedent set by this case is very strong for Hobby Lobby and the Green Family,” Windham said.