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My King is on His throne, and perfect love casts out fear. I am not afraid, yet I will fight and be responsible. Resting in Christ is not synonymous with political complacency… or complacency of any sort.

While Charles consistently reads Romans 13 to me, to keep my heart in check (it can be quite funny to see him following me around with his bible, while I’m fuming), we are agreed that when it comes to the government passing out laws and policies that are expressly against the law of God, we will NOT submit. We may have to move, but we will not submit. Of course, with a one world government looming, I’m not sure where we’ll move… perhaps a houseboat. I should start stockpiling Dramamine.

I am not a 9/11 “truther” I confess, I’ve not done the research. I’m not a conspiracy theorist, either. Not in any way, shape, or form. I am a Christian. I am a wife, and a mom. I want to be responsible and diligent. I want to do what I can to keep my children safe and secure. I am happy that God put me in America. I think of something Ayaan Hirsi Ali said, “I know that there are many things wrong with America, and I know there are many things wrong with Americans, but I still believe it’s the best nation in the world.” And I agree… as messed up as America has become, we are still the greatest nation in the world. I am happy, though, that my hope is not in America. My hope is not in Ron Paul and what he can do for America (though he is a practical tool in our call to diligence and good stewardship). My hope is in Christ and His finished work. He is my King and His is my Kingdom. I am an alien… a foreigner, just passing through. But I want to be a good steward with this gift that God has given me.

Oh my!!! In any case, I ramble… all of this to introduce a video. I think it’s worth your nine minutes… not to make you afraid… but to keep you informed and vigilant.

While you’re watching/listening, keep in mind… there are MANY things you probably don’t know much about. For instance… do you know anything about the Merida Initiative? The U.S. is giving $1.4 BILLION… yes… that is with a B… $1.4 BILLION of YOUR tax dollars to MEXICO to secure THEIR southern border. Oh! You didn’t know?!?

For crying out loud, I could rant forever, but I’ve loads to do today… I have other responsibilities! Laundry… reading to babies… etc, etc, etc.

Just watch this video and think… while it’s still legal for you to do so.

I have GOT TO GO!!!
But before I do… think about our good and loving God:

Of Benjamin he said,

“The beloved of the LORD dwells in safety.The High God surrounds him all day long,
and dwells between his shoulders.”

~Deuteronomy 33:12

Pretty hard to be afraid, isn’t it?!?

Okay! I’m really going now! Sorry about the rambling… It’s difficult to write with two adorable munchkins climbing on me and kissing me and begging for me to put together their kites! 🙂

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By Michael Grunwald

There used to be an organization for people who believed in a truly limited government — limited taxes, limited spending, limited interference in individual lives and limited intervention in foreign affairs. That organization was known as the Republican Party. But the only one of those beliefs that still motivates the G.O.P. establishment is limited taxes. In 2008, people who still hold all of them joined the Ron Paul Revolution.

But now the revolution is ebbing. Congressman Paul’s new campaign finance report shows that he’s raised nearly $35 million, including more than any other Republican candidate in the fourth quarter of 2007, and he’s inspired remarkable passion among the kind of diehards who hold up campaign signs on highway overpasses and post irate comments on obscure blogs. But the presidency isn’t decided on YouTube or Technorati. Paul didn’t win any Republican primaries, and he recently conceded that “victory in the conventional sense is not available.”

Of course, nothing in Paul’s world is ever done in the conventional sense, so he has refused to drop out of the race and endorse the presumptive G.O.P. nominee, Senator John McCain. Instead he argues that all Republicans should have “the right to vote for someone that stands for traditional Republican principles.” And he’s got a point.

The real significance of the Paul campaign is not the ubiquitous bumper stickers and lawn signs or the online fund-raising records ($6 million in one day, plus another $4 million, hilariously, on Guy Fawkes Day) but the mirror Paul held up to the modern Republican Party. When his fellow candidates denounced big government, Paul was there to remind them that President Bush and the G.O.P. Congress had shattered spending records and exploded the deficit. When they hailed freedom, Paul asked why they all supported the Patriot Act and other expansions of executive power. And when they called themselves conservatives, Paul asked what was so conservative about sending thousands of young Americans to try to transform the Middle East.

In some ways, Paul is a throwback to the frugal and isolationist wing of the old Republican Party, the fuddy-duddy GOP of Robert Taft and Calvin Coolidge. His fiscal policies evoke the idealistic Republican revolutionaries who seized control of Congress in 1994; he wants to abolish the IRS, the Departments of Homeland Security, Education and Energy, and most of the federal government. He refuses to vote for unbalanced budgets, and he has opposed spending taxpayer dollars on Congressional Medals of Honor, even for Rosa Parks or Pope John Paul II. Typically, his campaign has reported no debts, and still has more than $5 million in the bank. Meanwhile, Paul’s foreign policies evoke candidate George W. Bush’s call for a “humbler foreign policy” in 2000, although Paul goes much further; not only did he oppose U.S. involvement in Iraq, Kosovo and the war on drugs, he opposes U.S. involvement in the United Nations and NATO.

Under Bush’s leadership, of course, the Republican Party has been anything but frugal and anything but isolationist. The congressional Republican revolutionaries seemed to lose their zeal for shrinking the federal government once they controlled it, which is one reason voters expelled them from power in 2006. And these days, it’s usually Democrats who call for a humbler foreign policy. Paul’s leave-us-alone libertarianism hasn’t fit in with a party anxious to read our e-mail, improve our values, assert American power abroad and subsidize friendly industries at home. The party’s recent mix of “national greatness” neoconservatives, evangelical theoconservatives and K Street careerists has had many goals, but leaving people alone hasn’t been one of them. That’s why Paul was the one getting booed at G.O.P. debates. And that’s one reason why Paul’s fervent followers were banned from the activist Republican website RedState.

In fairness, though, another reason RedState’s directors got tired of the Paulistas was that so many of them seemed — what’s the polite word? — nuts. Paul’s supporters aren’t all black-helicopter paranoiacs, but the black-helicopter paranoiacs sure do support Ron Paul. The controversy over a few racist articles in his old newsletters was probably overblown; there’s no evidence that Paul himself was ever a racist. But he is an extremist — partly in the Barry Goldwater extremism-in-defense-of-liberty-is-no-vice sense of the word, but also in the wacky let’s-relitigate-the-currency-debates-of-the-1820s sense of the word. The late William F. Buckley wanted conservatives to stand athwart history yelling stop; Paul seems to want to slam history into reverse. The guy genuinely wants to abolish the Federal Reserve and start circulating gold again.

Still, even if you set aside Paul’s kookier ideas, there just doesn’t seem to be a road to the White House for any candidate who opposes the war in Iraq as well as higher taxes, the war on drugs as well as higher spending, restrictions on privacy as well as restrictions on guns. That’s a real “freedom agenda,” a true assault on big government, and while it clearly spoke to some angry dudes with high-speed web connections and time on their hands, it’s just as clearly not where America stands today. Paul didn’t have a lot of company on the House floor when he rose recently to complain about government overreach in the investigation of the disgraced former New York governor Eliot Spitzer, who resigned after revelations that he had been a customer of a high-end prostitution ring.

But even if Paul’s ideological purity is never going to get him to the White House, it does help illuminate the impurities — and sometimes the hypocrisies — of today’s Republicans, just as Ralph Nader can do for the Democrats. The G.O.P. candidates all claimed to defend taxpayers, but Paul was the only one who refused to accept a taxpayer-funded pension or taxpayer-funded junkets. The candidates all talked about shrinking big government, but Paul was the only one who included the Pentagon and NSA wiretaps and petroleum subsidies in his definition. Bush’s approval ratings have been abysmal for years, but Paul was the only Republican who really campaigned for change.

And in doing so Paul illustrated what was so striking about the Republican race. The leading candidates had all strayed from Bush and current orthodoxy in the past — Rudy Giuliani on abortion and gay rights, John McCain on tax cuts, torture, health care and campaign finance, Mitt Romney on just about everything. But while Paul was getting attacked every time he called for a new direction, the rest spent the primaries minimizing and renouncing their previous departures, implicitly promising four more years of Bushism. McCain is lucky he has some time to craft a new message, because that’s not where America stands today, either.

Get busy and join the:

www.constitutionrevolution.com

Okay, y’all! Want something to do?!? Tired of the msm saying that Ron Paul has quit?!?

Let’s shake things up a bit!

You MUST be encouraged… you MUST realize that there are hundreds of delegates UP FOR GRABS at the RNC!!!

Just because Romney and Huckabee have encouraged their delegates to back McCain… they are under NO OBLIGATION to do so!!!

If anything… the Romney and Huckabee delegates should be reason enough for RP to go to the RNC (and for us to go and show our support, as well)… RP MUST GO TO THE CONVENTION! Odds ARE against him… but if he had a chance to speak… and NOT about the economy– we’ve ALL heard his rant on the economy and getting rid of the IRS and inflation and the fed… and while we agree… there are SO MANY OTHER THINGS THAT AMERICANS WANT TO HEAR ABOUT… if he’d go to the RNC and mention the OTHER issues… those delegates would be HARD PRESSED to support McCain! We need Ron Paul to go to the convention and:

  • REALLY talk about his strategy for victory in Iraq…
  • REALLY dig into American Independence and Sovereignty
  • He needs to talk about Border Security and Immigration
  • We want him to talk about Life and Liberty…
  • about Property rights and Privacy and Personal Liberty…
  • about Health Care and Social Security
  • about education… if teachers and parents REALLY knew his stance, they’d fall all over themselves in support of Ron Paul…
  • And Home Schooling (it’s bigger and more important than ever before)!

What do we do about those delegates?!?

We get lists!!! We go to each state’s GOP site and find the lists of delegates… we look up addresses and start writing letters (remind the delegates of the enormous responsibility they’ve undertaken) and sending Ron Paul packets.  It might be good to mention in your letters that most members of the GOP, who believe what Ron Paul stands for, foolishly succumbed to msm spin and pressure and voted for Romney and Huckabee because of questions about Ron Paul’s electability… that they knew McCain was “electable” and still refused to vote for him.

We start with our own state and then go from there! Feel free to leave comments here with your state’s delegate information. That way, when someone finishes his/her state, he/she may come here and get to work on another one.

I’m about to get to work on a Louisiana List. I look forward to you sharing yours!

I want to encourage you, too, to email or write letters to Ron Paul’s campaign staff, encouraging THEM to send packets to all of the delegates up for grabs, as well.

Woohoo… something to do!

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Dr. Ron Paul’s latest message to his supporters:

I admit, all I could say was, “Well CRAP!”
I know… not very bright or inspiring… but so be it!

I had hoped that Dr. Paul would have thrown his support behind a rally at the RNC. It seems more logical to me: It’s more central, will have a larger impact, and gives revolutionaries more time to organize and plan. Granted, it is Monday- Thursday, but can history really be made in one day?!? 😉

Which brings me to another point. We’re all so very excited and passionate about what we believe. We all want to DO something. That is GREAT! That needs to be tempered, though, with wisdom, with structure, with organization. Our rush to DO makes me think of something Plato wrote: “The curse of me and my nation is that we always think things can be bettered by immediate action of some sort, any sort rather than no sort.”

It IS a curse and often causes much more harm than good when we are taken over by our desire to DO SOMETHING… ANYTHING… NOW!!! We need to be patient. Not complacent, but patient. There IS a difference! We need to remember that revolutions are not won in a day. Things take time… planning… organization… wisdom… and leadership. It’s hard to grasp, with our fast-food mentality. But we MUST be mature about this. We must put off immediate gratification for long-term gain.

We must organize a unified front and have a vision, a mission, and a plan. We can not be thousands of chickens with our heads cut off, all running every which way! We need to POOL our ideas and resources… make decisions as a TEAM… as a BODY… and THEN act… TOGETHER. Changing the nation is going to take some time, y’all! Things are a MESS… it will take a while to right it.

It’s like gaining weight… boy! A few burgers and milkshakes and suddenly you’re a pear. Overnight, it seems. The weight goes on so quickly… but then to take it off! Oh my GOODNESS! Months and years of lifestyle changes… working out, eating right… the 2 months to put the weight on becomes 2 years to take it off… BUT!!! Unlike the discouragement we might feel at becoming physically fit… unlike the never-used and expired gym memberships… we can NOT let discouragement get the better of us in THIS endeavor… we can NOT give up and abandon our fitness regime for a free nation! It took no time to get into this mess… but it’s going to take a long time to get out of it. I’m not ready to go to the gym… but I AM ready to rally with our country’s Liberty-lovers… and to commit myself to keeping my children free.

About the march/rally and my disappointment at Ron Paul throwing his support behind June 21st… I spoke last night with Ray Powell and Bryan Siemon of the North Virginia Patriots and Revolution March. Of course, at first all I could say was “Crap! Crap! Crap!” But they were very encouraging. Just because there will be a rally in D.C. on the 21st (if permits can even be obtained), it does not mean we need to abandon our desire to rally at the RNC. RIGHT ON! 🙂

*As an aside, I must say, trying to write a blog while kids are arguing over trains and vintage little people is VERY difficult. Please forgive my rambling, as I am often interrupted with the call to mediate!* 😉

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Ron Paul is not with the majority of Republicans with Iraq/foreign policy (unless you REALLY dig into where he stands, consider logistics, and his strategy for victory in Iraq- then you’re likely to agree, wholeheartedly!), but on every other issue Ron Paul is right on with the base. McCain is not with the Republican base on taxes, global warming, free speech, drilling for more oil, POW/MIA issues, immigration, torture, etc., but then you have Iraq- where he is in line with the majority of his party.

Joe Lieberman (on Iraq) is in line with a good deal of the Republican party, too. Would Republicans vote for Joe Lieberman just because of Iraq? I suppose there will be a few hardcore neo-cons (big government Republicans) like Bill Kristol and Fred Barnes out there who would, but the majority would not.

A vote for McCain is basically like voting for Lieberman. The biggest thing both McCain and Lieberman have in common is that they both have alienated their party’s base. I hope a lot of conservatives will weigh all the issues and see that, in total, Paul’s views line up to be more conservative than McCain’s “conservative/nation-building” view on Iraq.

When did being conservative only become about staying in Iraq for 100 years and supporting nation-building around the world? Whatever happened to small government, low/zero taxes, personal freedom and liberty of the individual over state power?

Romney has asked his delegates to support McCain.
But they aren’t bound.

We need to find them.
We need to have them REALLY dig in and REALLY study Dr. Paul.

It seems the majority of this nation is opposed to Dr. Paul based solely on sound-bites and 30 second debate answers!

YOU try describing your entire presidential platform in a 30-second push!

It’s not over… not by a long shot.

Come on, people… get to it! There are still states who haven’t voted… and now there are delegates up for grabs!!!

We’ve got to press on. Your freedom and the freedom of your children is at stake.

If you’re reading this… and you know in your heart that you’ve not given Dr. Paul a fair shot… read about him. Turn off the tv and read about him! Make an INFORMED decision! God gave you a brain. Use it, while it’s still legal.

I know you’ll do what’s right.
Because the lesser of two evils is still evil…
And right is right, even at a whisper!
But if the whole world whispers… it becomes a ROAR!

Love you fiercely!

When you go in today, and you see your choices, remember that the lesser of two evils is STILL evil……and right is right, even at a whisper!!!

Do what’s right… let your conscience be clean.

It has the Last of the Mohicans music as the background! THAT, alone, is reason to watch! :o)

This is a comparison between the policies and ideology of Reagan’s 1964 speech at the GOP Convention in support of Barry Goldwater and statements made by Ron Paul throughout the primary campaign for the GOP nomination in the 2008 election.

The comparison includes policy beliefs on taxation, inflation, social security, foreign policy, and Constitutionalism.

ALL Republicans profess to crave, no covet! a new Gipper as the Party’s nominee. It should go without saying that said nominee should actually BELIEVE in Reagan’s core beliefs and his guiding principles…

xoxox