Parental Rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

You may be aware that there is a movement to establish an amendment to the U.S. Constitution called the Parental Rights Amendment.  You can find out about it at ParentalRights.org

You can find a great deal of information about the need for such an Amendment.  You can also find out why the UNCRC is a threat to the rights of parents to make decisions as to how they wish to raise their children.  If you think it is not something to worry about please watch the video below.

As with anything Progressives do, it sounds altruistic.  All they want to do is protect children.  I think we are all OK with that.  The devil, as they say, is in the details.  WHO gets to decide what is “in the best interest of the child?”  I believe the parents are the best judges of that.  Please realize we are not talking about abusive situations, we are talking about, for instance, how often you take your children to church and much, much more.

Please educate yourself and share this information with other parents and get involved!

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A ‘Reichstag’ Event to Trigger Martial Law?

Someone shared an article with me this morning that was written in May.  It is called:  Obama Operatives will Commit Reichstag Event to Trigger Martial Law.

I know this all sounds like a lunatic “conspiracy theory” but try to stick with me for a bit.  Turn off the “normalcy bias” and think about what is happening to our country.

Here are some excerpts:

The Obama agents, through the DHS and other assorted colluders, are plotting a major ‘Reichstag’ event to generate racial riots and produce the justification for martial law, delaying the November 2012 elections, possibly indefinitely, a DHS whistleblower informed the Canada Free Press on Tuesday.

The ‘Reichstag Event’ would take the form of a staged assassination attempt against Barack Obama, “carefully choreographed” and manufactured by Obama operatives. It would subsequently be blamed on “white supremacists” and used to enrage the black community to rioting and looting, the DHS source warned.

The Obama administration would then use the violence and chaos they created as justification for the imposition of martial law in major urban cities in America, the creation of DHS checkpoints, restriction of travel, and the indefinite delay of the November 2012 elections.

I am actually praying that this IS some sort of lunatic conspiracy theory.  If that turns out to be the case then I will be very much relieved. However…

The first thing I thought of was something I heard Van Jones say about a year ago.  When asked what he would do if Obama was not re-elected he said that he “would not let him leave the White House; would do what he had to to prevent that.” I think he had his wry smile on when he said that so if presented with that video clip I’ve no doubt he would downplay it or say he was “joking.”

I got the shivers when I heard it because I had researched just who Van Jones is.  He is a radical Communist who has “given up the radical pose for the radical ends.”  In other words he dresses in a suit and talks about “the heart part” but he still supports radical means to achieve his ends.  And I do mean RADICAL.

I believed him when he said he would not let that happen.  I have since become aware that there are a great number of people who believe that too and they are part of our current Administration.

The Reichstag event refers to a fire started during Hitler’s rise to power. The fire allowed him to grab emergency powers and murder his opposition. Historians have long believed that Hitler started the fire himself, while he blamed it on the Communists.

The anonymous whistleblower elaborated on how the Obama administration is using the Occupy movement, labor unions, and other assorted subversive groups to create massive chaos within the nation.

Now let me share the post on Facebook that I looked at right before I saw the post above: Occupy ‘Welcoming Committee’ Promises Violence at RNC.

I would like you to watch this Occupy video and think about the violence they are promoting…..and I don’t care that they are “targeting the DNC” too.  As far as I am concerned this demonizes the Conservatives in this country, advocating violence against them and the inclusion of the DNC Convention is merely a result of one of two things:

1- It is included to make it seem like they are not just targeting the RNC, -OR-

2-The operatives of the Progressive Elite in this administration have lost control of a group they’ve been using to create chaos.

Either choice is frightening.

Now consider a video from this same group done for the 2008 RNC Convention:

Very clever.  Using Molotov cocktails to light the grill and bowling balls to “bowl” in front of military recruiting stations.  And the “food not bombs” lunch bag was an inspired addition.  So the overt threat of violence is couched in “humor.”  Very funny. NOT!  (NOTE: I find it disconcerting that they also include a toddler dressed in anarchist gear.)

Compare that video to the video for the 2012 Welcoming Committee.  Quite a bit of difference wouldn’t you say?  And what has lead to that escalation of violence?  I would ask you to look at what has NOT been done to discourage and prevent this kind of violence.

The Democrats have fallen all over themselves praising what OWS anarchists have done.  The few in this movement who really wanted to protest peacefully are now outnumbered and their message has been lost to the Anarchists.

A Pastor has been jailed for holding Bible studies in his home (because he disobeyed an ordinance) and Tea Party members are called vile names and demonized while at the same time the OWS folks who actually destroy property get a pass because they are presented by the Elite media as a wonderful example of freedom of speech and assembly.  Something is very wrong with that line of reasoning.

I’ve suggested before that you look more closely at the world view of the Marxist/Progressives in the Obama administration.  Find out for yourself that their world view includes the Alinsky technique of “whatever it takes.”  There are no hard lines between what is “right” and what is “wrong.”  It’s “whatever it takes” to win and permits them to establish the Utopia that THEY think is best for us all.

Read The Coming Insurrection.

Watch Occupy Unmasked.

Consider the numerous Executive Orders to ostensibly fine tune preparations for emergency situations and the many comments of coming “social unrest.”

Consider that our Constitutional Republic is being dismantled at a breathtaking rate and as the Constitution is shredded in the name of “getting things done” our precious freedoms are being shredded at the same time.

Consider the U.N. Treaties currently under consideration that contribute to the destruction of both our national sovereignty as well as our individual sovereignty.

I hope I am wrong about all of this but, I have to tell you, I’ve been looking for information that will prove to me that I am wrong.  All I’ve found is Progressive propaganda that tells me I’m crazy without giving me facts that stand up to scrutiny and a whole lot of evidence that we DO have something to be concerned about….I will continue to pray that this “Reichstag” event is indeed a conspiracy theory and that we have enough honor, values and principles left in our government that would prevent such a catastrophe.

In either case WE BETTER SNAP OUT OF OUR TRANCE if we are to restore the integrity of our Constitutional Republic.

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We Need to Face the Threat of Radical Islam, But Not Like This

Acts 17:16-23

New International Version (NIV)

In Athens

16 While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was greatly distressed to see that the city was full of idols. 17 So he reasoned in the synagogue with both Jews and God-fearing Greeks, as well as in the marketplace day by day with those who happened to be there. 18 A group of Epicurean and Stoic philosophers began to debate with him. Some of them asked, “What is this babbler trying to say?” Others remarked, “He seems to be advocating foreign gods.” They said this because Paul was preaching the good news about Jesus and the resurrection. 19 Then they took him and brought him to a meeting of the Areopagus, where they said to him, “May we know what this new teaching is that you are presenting? 20 You are bringing some strange ideas to our ears, and we would like to know what they mean.” 21 (All the Athenians and the foreigners who lived there spent their time doing nothing but talking about and listening to the latest ideas.)

22 Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: “People of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious. 23 For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: to an unknown god. So you are ignorant of the very thing you worship —and this is what I am going to proclaim to you.

You may have seen posts and news stories that proclaim that “Christians were stoned” at an Arab International Festival in Michigan.

When I first read about this I saw a short version of the video they took.  Yes, indeed things were being thrown at them, but I felt I did not understand what all the facts were so I did not “share” the story or the video with anyone. My initial impression was one of “they were looking for a fight.”

As time went on and I saw more an more people sharing this video I decided I better look into it further to either support the sharing of the incident OR express my disagreement with what actually happened.

When I was growing up I often irritate my big brother.  I know that those of you who know me find this hard to believe, but it is true. 🙂  Anyway, he would eventually strike back at which point I would go crying to my mom telling her what awful thing he had done to me.  My mother, God love her, would ask, “What did you do to him?”  She was a very wise woman.

So, I wanted to know how this altercation started, what the signs that they were carrying said and why they were there in the first place.

My first move was to read an article from Front Page Magazine: “Stoned Dearborn Christian Speaks.”  I’ve shared other articles from this source with which I agree so that is why I chose it.

The author shares this:

“We have seen this before, and I have written and spoken on the Arab Festival for the last three years. At the 2010 festival, four Christians from the Acts 17 Apologetics group were arrested and charged with “breach of the peace.” Their cameras were confiscated, all for attempting to hand out Christian literature.”

I have not read the article on that group, but if they followed the Apostle Paul’s example for discussing and sharing the message of Christ I would assume they were present at the event and handing out literature and answering questions.  To my mind that is not a problem.

This year this group went to the Festival:

“Ruben Israel is one of the founders of Bible Believers and heads a group of Evangelical Christians known as the Official Street Preachers. He has been going to events with his group for over 30 years with his megaphone and signs preaching the gospel.”

The author goes on to say that there is absolutely nothing in the full one hour video that is not in the shortened video. I will let you decide on the veracity of that statement once you see the videos yourself.

As Christians we are to speak the truth in love when bringing Christ’s message to others who do not believe.  The Apostle Paul “reasoned and debated.”  I don’t think that’s what this group did.

They showed up at an Arab Festival with Tshirts that said: “He that believeth not shall be damned,” one sign that declares Mohammed a liar, a false prophet, a murderer, and a child molester, and a pig’s head.

Ruben says:

“We were going to do some preaching and the preaching would provoke some good conversation and conversation is what’s good, and the crowd is gathered around us, and that’s the purpose for the large signs because they display exactly who we are and what we believe.”

I do not think the actions taken by his group had any hope of provoking good conversation.  The actions appear to me geared to provoke…period.

This makes me very, very sad because there ARE some HARD truths we need to face about radical Islam.  Actions like this will not help us find people who will listen.  We will be shut down because they will equate what we are trying to do with actions like this.

Well, I am going on record here as condemning this kind of behavior.  Watch the video below.  The group, with the help of a microphone, wearing shirts and carrying signs as described above and carrying a pig’s head shouted a message that to me seems to have anything but conversation and debate as its goal.

You decide.  And if you disagree with actions like this speak up.

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The Star Spangled Banner by Madison Rising

Let’s help them get to 1 million views by election day!  Yes we can!

…and remember….it’s the Land of the Free BECAUSE of the Brave!

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A Story: Fast & Furious: The Search for Truth or Political Theater?

Here is a summary of what Congressman Issa wants from the Attorney General, Eric Withholder:

281 ATF Reports of Investigation

6 Wiretap application summaries

FBI Investigative summaries

ATF Case Agent File

Emails following Brian Terry’s death (remember him? I hope so.)

License plate recognition e-mails

Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) emails

March 5, 2010 Powe Point presentation

Now, the main talking points from those trying to prevent Congressman Issa’s committee from getting the information they need go something like this:

“This is a fishing expedition.”

“The Attorney General has already been here before this committee a zillion times.” (slight exaggeration in my use of words, but that IS what they are saying.)

“The DOJ and Eric have already given the committee a gazillion documents.” (again the use of hyperbole to make my point.)

Now for a story:

A teenage son comes home from school and is greeted by his parents.  Dad asks to see his report card.

His son says, “Why? Everything’s OK.  You don’t have to see it.  Take my word for it.”

Mom say, “But we’d like to see for ourselves because we are your parents and we are responsible for making sure you are doing what you are supposed to be doing.  If there are problems we are responsible for helping you solve those problems.”

Their son says, “You don’t TRUST ME?! I’ve never been so insulted in all my life!”

The father says, “It’s not that son, we just want to see the report card so we know if we need to take any actions to help you.”

Their son says, “You hate me!  Why do all parents hate their children and try to embarrass them?!”

The mother tells her son that they do not hate him; hate has nothing to do with their fulfilling their responsibilities.  The father says all he wants to see is the report card.

The son then pulls a bunch of papers out of his backpack and thrusts them into his parents hands.  Included are some homework assignments and tests that are marked with grades; one A, a couple of B’s and one C.

They call him out from his room and tell him that although this helps a little they still want to see the report card.  The son stomps off to his room and comes back with some more graded papers and last year’s report card as well as another report card that belongs to the kid down the street that he blames for all his problems.  He shoves them into his parents’ hands and goes back to his room.

They call him out again and he stomps out saying, “How many times are you going to make me come back out here?!  This is harassment!” He then shoves a heavily redacted report card in their hands.  They cannot read one word on the document.

They sternly ask him once again and he stomps off and slams his door.  They ask him to come out again but he won’t answer.  He is on the phone with his Principal, who later sends the parents an email stating that their son does not have to give them his report card as it is protected by Executive Privilege.

The moral of the story?  If you don’t want to get into trouble, just refuse to hand over the documents.

The problem with this is that keeping the Truth from those responsible for finding out what happened in order that they may hold people accountable for their actions as well as show ways to prevent mistakes in the future is that it prevents them from doing just that.

Eric Holder has refused to give the committee what it needs and now potential wrong-doing is hiding behind Executive privilege.  What about the documents listed above makes them “privileged?”

The burning question for anyone who is using critical thought is : “What ARE they hiding?”

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The Tale of Truth and Parable & the Character Not Mentioned.

There is a wonderful story called Parable and Naked Truth.  It sums up the importance of “story” for learning and making sense of the world around us. Christ used story and parable to teach things that would have been lost and/or ignored had they been presented as “naked truth.” None of us REALLY wants to hear the naked truth.  It’s difficult.  It’s scary sometimes. And, it is sometimes difficult for us to believe because we don’t want the difficulties and fears that come with Truth.

So, as some versions of the story go, Truth talks with Parable about how to get people to listen to him.  Parable says Truth needs to “dress up in silks” in order to make it easier for people to hear.  To a point I agree with that.  Telling children a great story that demonstrates values and principles that you want them to internalize is much more effective than “lecturing” them.  I see that played out frequently as a storyteller and studies have indeed proven that to be the case.

I found a book some time ago; Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins.”  I found it fascinating and useful in my storytelling activities, but I was also struck by the fact that, as with all things, story could be used to achieve good ends but it could also be misused.

So, I would add a character to the story: the Lie.  We have to look beyond the silks that make the “truth” being presented to us look palatable and good.  We need to find information and compare what we are being told with the real world. (I’m thinking about writing a story “The Naked Lie and Propaganda.”  I’ll be sure to share it with you when I do:-)

I attended the RightOnline Conference in Las Vegas last weekend.  It was an incredible experience meeting with other Conservative and Libertarian bloggers.  I learned a lot that I hope will help me bring sunlight to the two narratives that are playing out in our country and our world today.

During the weekend I was struck by how two of my passions were actually coming together: storytelling and speaking truth about our country’s future.

In November of 2010 I wrote a post for my old blog site called: “Will We Allow Whoever Tells the Best Story to Win.”  It appears, however, that the title link to the article about challenging the Obama Narrative is no longer valid.  Wonder why and when it was taken down?  As I recall it contained some very useful information and made some good points.  My previous posts on the Obama Narrative might make some useful points for you so you might want to check them out.

I went on in the post to discuss the unbelievable response to a Tea Party gathering in Quincy, Illinois.  Some of our older citizens decided to exercise their First Amendment Rights during a visit from President Obama and the response was police in full riot gear.  Watch the video and just for fun contrast with what you’ve seen from OWS.  And for even more fun check out the video soon to be released: Occupy Unmasked.

I would like to note that the video at the Uppity Woman link also does not work, however, for some comic relief you should still watch the Monty Python skit about “Hell’s Grannies” which were referred to as “senile delinquents” in the post.  Go ahead watch it here…I’ll wait.

Yes, people, elderly people in lawn chairs brought forth the riot squad while Samir Shabazz gets a pass:

Some of the links in this post no longer work, but the message is clear: there are two world views, or “stories” at play here and it behooves us to know what the foundation for each really is.

We cannot just accept the “story” as truth unless our real world observations confirm them as Truth. The contrast between the story we are told about the Tea Party and OWS is just one example of the misuse of story.  I will continue to battle this in this blog and hope you will find something here worth sharing…even though I am “just a blogger.”  🙂

(Note: You also might want to read my post: “Telling the Truth: A Revolutionary Act.”)

Update: The Emperor’s Mistimed Misdirections This post is very much related to what I discuss above and one of my biggest fans brought it to my attention 🙂  …I would only add that the Emperor indeed has no clothes!

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Sixty-eight years ago today……

…and we remember and honor those who gave that last full measure of devotion.  As Abraham Lincoln so eloquently said in Gettysburg:

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

(H/t to “Honor Them” for sharing this video on FB)

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Facebook Would Not Let Me Post This Link on Al Sharpton

So I will try another way.

Sharpton: Republicans Want To ‘Wipe Out Innocent People’ Like ‘Hitler’s Germany’

Wonder if Al has anything to say about the New Black Panther Party saying they want to hang “crackers?” Or maybe he has something to say about “rounding people up” if they question the science behind Global Warming?  Or any of the violent and obscene things said about those who agree with the Tea Party? No, guess not.  He is too busy dehumanizing anyone who disagrees with his Progressive, Liberation Theology point if view.

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BlogBurst Friday: Brett Kimberlin, A Man You’ve Probably Never Heard of

Stalking the Blogosphere: BlogBurst Friday, Free Speech Over Terrorism

Teresa Monroe-Hamilton says in this post:

“In the 11 years I have been blogging, I have had numerous death threats. But they are nothing compared to what Stacey McCain at The Other McCain is going through. I have watched good friends like Michelle Malkin and other bloggers be threatened, stalked and terrorized mercilessly by the left. They have had to move multiple times, hire private security and fear for their lives and their families simply because they dared to speak the truth and fight back against Progressives. The bloggers I know are the bravest people out there and I am proud to call them friends. Being a high-profile blogger in America these days is to have a very large target on your back at all times – I have had numerous death threats, stalkers, hacks to my site and denial of service attacks. You never know what will happen next. But for those who care more for their country than their own lives, bloggers gladly walk the edge every single day with little notice, lots of scorn and risk to personal life and limb. They suffer through troll attacks, their servers being hacked (with the expense of combating that), spam and of course, death threats. Just ask S.E. Cupp. I have never seen such a wonderful person treated so horrifically. It’s barbaric and criminal.”

I am, myself a blogger on a smaller scale, yet have suffered attacks from trolls that have included hacking and hijacking my FB page.  The comments I delete on this blog are at times obscene.  The comments I eventually deleted on my page were pure, unadulterated evil.  Why such effort and expense to shut up conservative bloggers?  Why even spend time on little old me?

Please read the full post at Gulag Bound.  And then if you wish do some more research on your own.  The post also shares the following:

“Kimberlin is a known associate of Neal Rauhauser, a Democrat campaign consultant who has described himself as a computer “hacker.” Kimberlin, director of the tax-exempt Justice Through Music Project, is also involved in another tax-exempt group, Velvet Revolution, which has gained national attention by demanding criminal prosecution of high-profile figures including Republican strategist Karl Rove, U.S. Chamber of Commerce president Tom Donohue, and the late Internet news entrepreneur Andrew Breitbart. Kimberlin’s name also surfaced last year in connection with the so-called “Anonymous” international hacker conspiracy. Kimberlin has pursued numerous strategies to harass journalists and bloggers who have attempted to call attention to his criminal past and his notorious dishonesty — a “top-flight con man,” as Publisher’s Weekly called him in a review of award-winning journalist Mark Singer’s 1996 book, Citizen K: The Deeply Weird American Journey of Brett Kimberlin.”

A Call to action:

This Friday, May the 25th, is BlogBurst Friday for Free Speech: “Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day.” If you have never been involved in a BlogBurst, they carry a stunning impact when enough of us get together and say with one voice, ‘Enough!’ Please Tweet, Facebook, email and post on Friday for this cause. It affects all of us and a movement has formed to build a defense fund and structure to support bloggers in the face of persecution of all forms. This needs to go far and wide and get to the major media outlets. Tell everyone – we may disagree on various issues, but we all agree on this one. Terrorism of all forms must be stopped. No one should have to be in fear for their life or the lives of their loved ones for blogging. No one.

No one.

You should also read:

Media Meet Soros-Funded Domestic Terrorist Brett Kimberlin Whose ‘Job’ Is Terrorizing Bloggers Into Silence

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The 1% is Voting with Their Feet

Facebook Billionaire Gives Up Citizenship to Escape American Tax Policy

The 1% that OWS is so fond of demonizing is voting with their feet. You see, the billionaires will be able to move elsewhere. The small business owner that makes $200,00 or more?….many of them won’t have the choice but to stay here and get hosed. How many jobs ya think THAT will create?

I am also still wondering why there was no OWS presence at the million dollar fundraiser in Hollywood.

This should give you a crystal clear preview of the philosophy underlying Hope, Change, and Fundamental Transformation.  As they say, socialism is for the little people NOT the socialist.  And….BTW….compared to the Global economic situation, we Americans are ALL “rich.”  So, when you see that sign “Eat the Rich” be aware that YOU are on the menu.

The destruction of our system of government and Capitalism will not solve the problems it will just create different problems.  Problems that without sovereignty and our Constitutional Republic will be solved by the “elite.”  You will have little or no say in what the solutions are.  When the road leads to the elimination of “personal property”  you will no longer own your home…..the government will merely “let you live there.”

These changes won’t come by the government charging in to take possession.  They will, with the help of Cass Sunstein, create regulations that have the elimination of the concept of personal property as their end goal.  It is happening now.  How many of you know what is really in the Obamacare legislation?  Student loans?  Special taxes when you sell your home?  Find out.  You will not like what you see.  As I’ve said before:  It’s NOT just about healthcare….just as the HHS mandate is NOT just about birth control.

It’s about CONTROL and power.

You might also want to read:  Global Governance 2025

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