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Advise For America and President Barack Obama From a Man of God on Inauguration Day

In the night the Spirit of my God stirred my mind with thoughts of how a man of God ought to counsel not only his president, but also the American nation at this “changing of the guard” in Washington DC. Doubtless this is a time of numerous international anxieties along with very deep domestic ailments that if not handled well could certainly promote, if not insure the plummeting of this society in to social-economic darkness that would be nothing short of devilish in nature. Along with my seven points of advise I suggest to you America, and to you Mr. President, that you study to emulate both the spirit and the character of two of our past American presidents who as Christians stood in their generations as pillars, and national fathers: George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Both of whom were seen to demonstrate little or no hesitancy to speak of, and conduct their personal and official affairs according to the faith of Jesus Christ. I hereby firstly offer a few quotations taken from Peter Marshall and David Manuel’s book, The Light and the Glory, pages 284 and 285, originally quoting from George Washington’s personal prayer book titled, Daily Sacrifice.

Let my heart, therefore, gracious God, be so affected with the glory and majesty of Thine honor that I may not do mine own works, but wait on Thee, and discharge those weighty duties which Thou requirest of me…..

O most glorious God….I acknowledge and confess my faults; in the weak and imperfect performance of the duties of this day. I have called on Thee for pardon and forgiveness of sins, but so coldly and carelessly that my prayers are become my sin and I stand in need of pardon. I have heard Thy holy word, but with such deadness of spirit that I have been an unprofitable and forgetful hearer….But, O God, who art rich in mercy and plenteous in redemption, mark not, I beseech Thee, what I have done amiss; remember that I am but dust, and remit my transgressions, negligences and ignorances, and cover them all with the absolute obedience of thy dear Son, that those sacrifices (of sin, praise and thanksgiving) which I offered may be accepted by Thee, in and for the sacrifices of Jesus Christ offered upon the cross for me.

Direct my thoughts, words and work, wash away my sins in the immaculate Blood of the Lamb, and purge my heart by the Holy Spirit…daily frame me more and more into the likeness of Thy Son Jesus Christ.

Thou gavest Thy Son to die for me; and hast given me assurance of salvation, upon my repentance and sincerely endeavoring to conform my life to His holy precepts and example.

I submit these quotations in lieu of portions of more famous addresses of George Washington such as his inaugural or farewell addresses, because these so obviously show the devotion to God that was the guiding and propelling factor throughout his life.

In Lincoln-Selected Speeches and Writings, (a compilation of Abraham Lincoln’s speeches and writings with an introduction by Gore Vidal) these quotations can be found which express the deep Christian faith that abode in Abraham Lincoln.

Taken as a portion of a letter written to his brother near the time of their father’s death. (January 12th, 1851) “…I sincerely hope father may yet recover his health; but at all events tell him to remember to call upon, and confide in, our great, and good, and merciful Maker; who will not turn away from him in any extremity. He notes the fall of sparrow, and numbers the hairs of our heads; and He will not forget the dying man, who puts his trust in Him…”

Taken from his first inaugural address. (March 4th, 1861) “Intelligence, patriotism, Christianity, and a firm reliance on Him, who has never yet forsaken this favored land, are still competent to adjust, in the best way, all our present difficulty.”

Taken from a message to Congress. (March 6th, 1862) “In full view of my great responsibility to my God, and to my country, I earnestly beg the attention of Congress and the people to the subject.”

Taken from his second Inaugural address.(March 4th, 1865) “It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God’s assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men’s faces; but let us judge not that we be not judged. The prayers of both could not be answered; that of neither has been answered fully. The Almighty has His own purposes. “Woe unto the world because of offenses! For it must needs be that offenses come; but woe to that man by whom the offense cometh!” If we shall suppose that American Slavery is one of those offenses which, in the providence of God, must needs come, but which , having continued though His appointed time, He now wills to remove, and that He gives to both North and South, this terrible war, as the woe due to those by whom the offense came, shall we discern therein any departure from those divine attributes which the believers in a Living God always ascribe to Him? Fondly do we hope-fervently do we pray-that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue, until all the wealth piled by the bond-man’s two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash, shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said “the judgments of the Lord, are true and righteous altogether”.”

America, and Mr. President Obama, do not these words testify to us that the two men who formed them although each in his time serving as chief executive and commander in chief had no shame and hesitancy in their admittance to the existence of, and their allegiance to the God of heaven via the Christian faith. I suggest to you that the way of true greatness and success is found down this path and no other. Respectfully now sir, and respectfully America, here are seven principles of guidance and operation that if followed will work to promote honor, prosperity and security, and if abandoned will promote ruin, dishonor and God’s judgment upon either man or nation.

Read and obey God’s word (God’s laws, and the writings of the prophets, Jesus, and the apostles) and be a man of prayer and worship. (be filled with the Holy Spirit)

—-Speaking of the kings of Israel (Duet. 17:18-19) Also it shall be, when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write for himself a copy of this law in a book, from the one before the priests, the Levities. And it shall be with him, and he shall read it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the Lord his God and be careful to observe all the words of this law and these statutes, that his heart may not be lifted above his brethren, that he may not turn aside from the commandment to the right hand or to the left, and that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he and his children in the midst of Israel.

—-A Psalms of David the king of ancient Israel (Psalms 18: 1-3) I will love You, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer. My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; So shall I be saved from my enemies.

—-The words of Jesus the Son of God. (John 15:5) I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.

For true success a Leader must surround himself with godly men and men of talent.

—-Men of knowledge (Proverbs 1:7) The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.

—-Men of Wisdom (Proverbs 9:10) The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

—-Men of talent and skill (Proverbs 22:29) Do you see a man who excels in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before unknown men.

—-Removal of wicked men (Proverbs 25:5) Take away the wicked from before the king and his throne will be established in righteousness.

A leader of men and nations must surround himself with true prophets and wise men.

—-Gad the prophet to David before he was king in Israel (1 Samuel 22:5) Now the prophet Gad said to David, “do not stay in the stronghold; depart, and go to the land of Judah.” So David departed and went into the forest of Hereth.

—-Nathan the prophet to David the king (2 Samuel 7:5) Go tell my servant David, Thus saith the Lord: “Would you build……..”

—-Gad the prophet to David the king (2 Samuel 24:11-12) Now when David rose in the morning, the word of the Lord came to the prophet Gad, David’s seer, saying, “Go and tell David, Thus saith the Lord: I offer you three things; choose one of them for yourself, that I may do it to you.”

—-Wise counselors (Proverbs 24:3-7) Though wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; By knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.A wise man is strong, yes a man of knowledge increases strength; For by wise counsel you will wage your own war, and in a multitude of counselors there is safety.

A leader must conduct himself as a father figure, offering instruction, correction, encouragement and comfort which springs forth from the Spirit of God. This nation of people no longer can afford to nurture the confusion that promotes the lie that we did not spring forth by means of the Christian faith, and must be continually instructed that only the salvation of Jesus can pick us up out of the mire we are in. The last thing this nation needs are individuals that are to weak kneed, and self centered to possess courage to throw off this damnable heresy that men came from apes. This perversion of truth which is known as humanism effects the whole of our people, enticing men to throw off godly restraint, polluting their minds to the reality that all will give account for their life’s actions on that last day. Therefore the vices of adultery, divorce, fornication, every sort of lewd and perverse behavior, pornography, drug and alcohol abuse, homosexuality, the torrent of feministic doctrines, abortion, 50% taxes for many, murder on our streets, have become very common place in the fabric of our society. The which will destroy us as a people if we do not repent.

—-David was a father to the people, therefore he was termed “a man after God’s own heart”.

—-The Apostle Paul’s example (1 Thes. 2:11-12) As you know how we exhorted, and comforted, and charged every one of you, as a father does his children. That you would walk worthy of God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.

—-By Solomon’s example (1 Kings 4:32) He spoke three thousand proverbs, and his songs were one thousand and five.

—-Jesus builds His kingdom this way. (Matthew 9:35-36) Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no Shepard.

A Leader must remember that appointment is from the Lord and that every soul of man will be held accountable for what has been entrusted into his hands, and to those given more power there will be a greater accounting of what they did with that power.

—-It is God who promotes and then shall judge (Psalms 75:6-7) For exaltation comes neither from the east nor from the west nor from the south. But God is the Judge; He puts down one, and exalts another.

—-Again, it is God who promotes (1 Samuel 2:6-10) The Lord kills and makes alive; He brings down to the grave and brings up. The Lord makes poor and makes rich; He brings low and lifts up. He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the beggar from the ash heap, to set them among princes and make them inherit the throne of glory. For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s and He hath set the world upon them. He will guard the feet of His saints, but the wicked shall be silent in darkness. The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken in pieces; From Heaven He will thunder against them. The Lord will judge the ends of the earth. He will give strength to His king, and exalt the horn of His anointed.

—-Nebuchadnezzar learned it the hard way (Dan 4: 34-37) And at the end of time I, Nebuchadnezzar, (at the end of the time allotted to him to repent from is arrogance before he was judged and lost his mind and lived like an animal crawling on all four eating grass, and sleeping in the field) lifted my eyes to heaven, and my understanding returned to me; and I blessed the Most High and praised and honored Him who lives forever: For His dominion is an everlasting dominion, and His kingdom is from generation to generation. All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; He does according to His will in the army of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth. NO one can restrain His hand or say to Him, “What have You done?” At the same time my reason returned to me and for the glory of my kingdom my house of splendor returned to me. My counselors and nobles resorted to me, I was restored to my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added to me. Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of Heaven, all of whose works are truth, and His ways justice. And those who walk in pride He is able to put down.

—-It was God who appointed David as king in Israel (2 Samuel 12:7-8) Then Nathan said to David, “You are the man! Thus saith the Lord God of Israel: “I appointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul. I gave you your master’s house and your master’s wives into your keeping , and gave you the house of Israel and Judah. And if that had been to little, I also would have given you much more!

Know that the kingdoms of the world will become the kingdoms of God and His Christ, and that all that that stand in rebellion to this will be mercilessly crush. Therefore, there is no room for a man to do his own thing.

—-Daniel prophesied it (Daniel 2: 44-45) And in the days of these kings the God of Heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to the people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever. Inasmuch as you saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold-the great God made known to the king what will come to pass after this. The dream is certain, and its interpretation is sure.

—-The Psalmist understood God’s authority (Ps. 2:1-12) Why do the nations rage, and the people of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and His anointed, saying, “Let us break their bonds in pieces and cast away their cords from us.” He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The Lord shall hold them in derision. Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, and distress them in His deep displeasure, “Yet I have set My King on My holy hill of Zion.” “I will declare the decree: The Lord has said to me, You are my Son, Today I have begotten You. Ask of me and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for Your possession. You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.” Now therefore, be wise, O kings; Be instructed, you judges of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and you perish in the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.

—-Jesus promised it (Revelations 2: 26-27) And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations-He shall rule them with a rod of iron; They shall be dashed to pieces like the potter’s vessels.

Don’t cut any deals that compromise God’s laws and purpose. Do your give and take within the framework of obedience to God.

—-Saul lost a kingdom because of compromise (1 Samuel 15: 22-23) So Samuel said: “Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He also has rejected you from being king.”

—-A prophet lost his life because of compromise (1 Kings 13:21 and 24) And he cried out to he man of God who came from Judah, saying, “Thus says the Lord: Because you have disobeyed the word of the Lord, and have not kept the commandment which the Lord your God commanded you.—–When he was gone a lion met him on the road and killed him. And his corpse was thrown on the road, and the donkey stood by it. The lion also stood by the corpse.

—-Paul said it would be common place in the last times (1 Timothy 4:1-2) Now the Spirit expressly says that in the latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their conscience seared with a hot iron.

—-The early apostles refused to cut a deal to make their life easier (Acts 5:29) But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: “We ought to obey God rather then men.”

—-Jesus commands a life without compromise (Luke 14: 34-35) Salt is good; but if the salt has lot its favor, how shall it be seasoned? It is neither fit for the land nor the dunghill, but men throw it out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”

So Mr. President and America I believe the most reasonable way to conclude this article is to suggest that these points of wisdom, as well as the testimony of the lives of both Washington and Lincoln can be summed up in this one Bible verse. (Ecclesiastes 12: 13-14) Let us hear the conclusion of the matter. Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is man’s all. For God will bring every work into judgment, including every secret thing, whether good or evil.

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Jason Mraz- Living In The Moment (NEW song premiere) in Bali 9/11/11

There’s something about Bali, ’cause we got the exclusive premiere!! 😀 The fans were Loved! PS: Pardon the skip in the first line of the second verse (if ur wondering it goes ‘I’m letting myself off/ the hook for things i’ve done/ I let my past go past…’), as I couldn’t resist taking a photo of that worthy ‘moment’. 😉
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Question by hopeless: Daniel Bedinger Lucas Esq. letter and stamped envelope dated 1857 any idea of value or where i can find out?
This letter and stamped envelope (3 cent) dated 1857, is too poet, senator and lawyer daniel Beddinger lucas. It is from his cousin and mentions many names cousin mary Washington,cousin Jefferson but most important name is John Beall, who he represented for treason and who was hung for it. Beall was all so Best friends with John wilkes Booth and it is said that he killed lincoln for not pardoning Beall. Very interesting letter, any idea of value or where i can find out more about it.

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American Torture – Reflection Not Retribution Says President Obama

Considering America’s heinous war crimes and crimes against humanity, it is a bit hypocritical and ironic for President Obama to not offer an apology but merely encourage reflection rather than retribution. While I agree retribution is not the path of peace, nor the way to correct past wrongs; it is worthy to note reflection alone will not produce reformation.

What you fail to confront, you cannot correct. President Obama and the American intelligence community (and individual compliant operatives) need to take a deep look into their heart and soul to see exactly what it is they are about. If covert operations and and intel is merely about propping up U.S. imperialism and keeping the dollar afloat globally as a currency, then don’t expect an apology.

If self-righteousness is the order of the day, then President Obama may want to keep encouraging the CIA along their dehumanizing way. If not, at some juncture our President will have to stand up to the Bush administration and provide more than a pardon.

The world is waiting for justice, truth, and freedom (not just rhetoric about freedom) to prevail. President Obama is positioned to show the world what freedom truly is and is not. If he plays the politician and tries to please both parties (thereby preventing justice) he will do the world, the American people, and himself a great disservice.

Justice must be served, wrongs apologized for, restitution paid, crimes punished, and the people of the world (despite their geographical location or socioeconomic pedigree – or lack thereof) protected.

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Question by : If an illegal alien in the USA is working hard and/or going to school, should we pardon them?
i say no. they are still here illegally…doesn’t matter.

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Answer by You heard it here first Folks!!!
No.

They are illegal, end of story.

Go be hard working and go to school in Mexico.

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Obama Thanksgiving: US President Pardons Turkeys Liberty and Peace (Pictures)

In an annual presidential amnesty before Thanksgiving, US President Barack Obama has pardoned the official national Thanksgiving turkeys named Liberty and Peace which were chosen among 30 turkeys raised and groomed in Willmar, Minnesota in the National Thanksgiving Turkey. Among two birds, only Liberty enjoys the national spotlight during a brief ceremony at the North Portico on Wednesday morning. During the tradition, Obama made a priestly gesture over the bird before announcing: “You are hereby pardoned!”. Liberty and Peace are the fifth and sixth turkeys to skip the Thanksgiving feast during this administration. The action aims to remind us of both thankfulness and our elected officials’ power to decide between life and death. Obama said during the ceremony, “Well here’s another one: We can’t wait to pardon these turkeys. Literally!. Otherwise they’d wind up next to the mashed potatoes and stuffing”. Later on 23 November 2011, the First family delivered two not-so-lucky birds to the Capital Area Food Bank.

In an eight-minute tour-de-force on Wednesday, President Obama pardoned two turkeys – named Liberty and Peace – in the annual White House rite of passage. Liberty is a 19-week-old, 45-pound bird who sat calmly in the picture

President Barack Obama is joined by Malia and Sasha in the event. The Obama sisters get a closer look at Courage

President Obama is seen during a ceremony at the White House Wednesday with Liberty, the National Thanksgiving Turkey

With the wave on his hand, the president ceremonially pardoned the a 19-week-old, 45-pound turkey Liberty on Wednesday morning

The beaming father is joined by his daughters Malia and Sasha for the tradition on the North Portico of the White House

Visitors and members of the media gather and take pictures of Liberty, the turkey pardoned by President Obama on 23 November 2011

13-year-old Malia gave Liberty a pat

 

 

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Question by : US history help PLEASE??:)?
What was the main constitutional issue regarding Bush’s claims to executive privilege?
(Points : 1)
Bush’s interpretations of executive privilege posed a threat to the impeachment process.

Bush’s interpretations of executive privilege endangered the principle of the separation of powers.

Executive privilege should not be applied in cases involving the judicial branch of government.

Presidential pardons cannot be granted to former presidents who have been indicted.

6. What two structures were the targets of Islamic extremists on September 11, 2001?
(Points : 1)
World Trade Center; Hoover Dam

Empire State Building; Pentagon

White House; Golden Gate Bridge

Pentagon; World Trade Center

7. Which of the following was a goal of the terrorist group that carried out the attacks of September 11, 2001?
(Points : 1)
start a conflict between Russia and the United States

topple the democratic U.S. government

topple pro-Western governments in the Middle East

install a fundamentalist Islamic government in Israel

8. What brutal and repressive fundamentalist Islamic regime came to power in Afghanistan and demanded strict adherence to Islamic law?
(Points : 1)
al-Qaeda

Taliban

Jihad

Hezbollah

9. All of the following were responses by the United States to terrorist attacks both at home and abroad except
(Points : 1)
the Department of Homeland Security was created as a new cabinet-level agency.

the Patriot Act was signed into law and became controversial.

the United States suspended constitutional rights of Americans of Middle Eastern descent.

U.S.-led forces invaded Afghanistan, overthrew the Taliban, and searched for Bin Laden.

10. Which of the following was an argument for the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003?
(Points : 1)
U.S. allies supported the United States acting unilaterally to fight terrorism.

Intelligence reports indicated Iraq was seeking to acquire or make weapons of mass destruction.

Bush believed that Saddam Hussein should turn over power to the Shi’ites.

With an impending OPEC oil embargo, the United States needed to secure access to oil.

11. Which of the following best describes the initial progress of the war in Iraq?
(Points : 1)
Coalition soldiers met little resistance, and the war’s mission had been achieved in six weeks.

Coalition soldiers met heavy resistance at first, and the war dragged on for six months.

Iraq surrendered within two weeks, and Saddam Hussein turned power over to coalition forces.

Iraqi forces turned back invading coalition troops and kept on the offensive for six weeks.

12. As the war in Iraq continued, more and more people became opposed to the war. Which of the following is not a reason for this opposition?
(Points : 1)
No weapons of mass destruction were found in Iraq.

U.S. forces were having success in capturing al-Qaeda members.

Some believed Iraq was becoming another Vietnam.

Bush was accused of acting unilaterally.

13. Which of the following describes a Bush administration accomplishment in foreign policy in Africa?
(Points : 1)
U.S. diplomatic envoys to Somalia helped warlords in that nation reach a peace agreement.

U.S. forces restored peace and stability to Rwanda after racial violence erupted.

The United States threatened a trade embargo against South Africa in response to apartheid.

The United States threatened diplomatic sanctions against the Sudanese government.

14. Why was the federal government criticized in the wake of Hurricane Katrina?
(Points : 1)
National Guard troops did not do enough to evacuate poor residents of New Orleans.

President Bush went on vacation to Hawaii two days after the storm hit.

FEMA did not respond quickly enough after the storm had passed through the region.

Congress did not enact any legislation to help survivors of the hurricane.

15. The following were major issues in the 2008 presidential election except
(Points : 1)
a scandal involving several U.S. senators and a major oil company.

the continuing war in Iraq.

an emerging economic crisis.

McCain’s age and Obama’s inexperience in foreign affairs.

16. The election of 2008 was groundbreaking in several ways, including the fact that
(Points : 1)
for the first time, there were no independent candidates.

the two top Democratic candidates included a woman and an African American.

a woman was a vice presidential candidate for the first time in U.S. history.

a sitting vice president was running for the office

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Nat grabbed a First Place medal on Floor and a Second Place All Around, overcoming a fall on the Beam. The 2012 TDNI was held at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, MA this year. (Pardon the video of her Bar – Dad did a poor job!)

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Radical Racists: Obama, Holder, and the NBPP

Article by Gene Lalor

Accusations of racism today are the equivalent of throwing a bomb into a large assembly and should always be avoided unless there is substantial proof of the charge’s truth. Denial of the existence of official racism in the face of its reality is even more reprehensible, the equivalent of blowing up a society.

It’s turning out that the president of the United States, the Attorney General of the United States, and the New Black Panther Party have much more in common than race. Call it recompense, call it reparations, that commonality is almost as ugly and damnable as any crimes committed by the Ku Klux Klan.

Barack Hussein Obama has undertaken prodigious efforts to appear the president of all the people regardless of race and an even greater effort to conceal his radical, racist past. Eric Himpton Holder has been more forthcoming in his racism and active discrimination toward white Americans without conceding his bigotry. The New Black Panther Party, founded on black racism and distinguished from the old Black Panthers only by the fact most have not yet been tried and convicted, is more brazenly ingenuous about its radical racism.

No matter Obama’s attempts to hide who and what he is, no matter Holder’s accidental admissions, if nothing else, Obama and Holder could learn a great deal about forthrightness from the NBPP. Their learning curve aside, recent and past revelations have now linked all of them.

After his election, Obama told America he has been running for the presidency since kindergarten. Toward that end, he campaigned in Selma, Alabama in March, 2007. Nothing wrong with that; he campaigned in 57 of America’s 58 states so Alabama most likely was one of them.

What is very wrong is that photos depicting him marching and speaking with NBPP National Chief Malik Zulu Shabazz and other members of the New Black Panther Party were quashed and hidden from the American public for four years by Obama’s mainstream media.

That oversight could readily be attributable to journalistic negligence-or to a covert attempt to portray their hero, their anointed one, as Everyman, a universal man who represented all of America, black, white, yellow and everyone in between, who didn’t have a racist bone in his body.

See all the pictures recovered by BigGovernment.com and the story of their recovery . . .

“Guilt by association,” the oft-used pejorative that we are known by the company we keep, has been held in disrepute ever since Senator Joe McCarthy showed the term frequently has validity.

The question is, if guilt by association is un-American, what do we call concealment of photos for years by the MSM? Guilt by virtue of lackey journalism? Guilt predicated on a dearth of journalistic ethics? Guilt attributable to worship of false gods?

Were four year old pictures the only evidence that this administration harbors deeply-felt black racist sentiments, they could be dismissed as mere happenstance, coincidences that the NBPP just happened to meet up with Obama in Selma.

However, unfortunately for the country and for the tens of millions of Americans who were duped into voting for him in 2008 thinking he would bring hope, change, and an end to racial divisiveness, irrefutable proof that Obama and his administration systematically discriminate against white people has already been substantiated.

Not unsurprisingly, like those damning 2007 photos, that evidence of “reverse racism” has been suppressed by Obama’s media.

Obama’s appointment of fellow African-American Eric Holder as attorney general should have provided the clue that neither Obama nor his new appointee were on the same page as the majority of Americans.

Eric Holder’s background of facilitating Bill Clinton’s pardon of fugitive Marc Rich, defending the terrorist Ej

Is Obama the Food Stamps President?

Article by Ken Kaplan

Is it racist to call President Obama the “Food Stamps President?” Food stamps are not in themselves a race related item. The food stamp program helps low-income people of all races buy food. Although it is a federal government program, it is run by state or local agencies.Like many things in our society, we no longer call them what we used to call them. The politically correct term for food stamps is now SNAP “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.” Surely some bureaucrat felt that the term food stamps had some demeaning connotation and came up with a, pardon the pun, snappy alternative.Food stamps are in themselves one of the most non-race specific program in the U.S. Qualifications for food stamps are fairly straight forward; if you don’t have enough money in the bank or you don’t generate enough income to feed your family based on individual state’s criteria you get a card you can use to purchase food items. The program isn’t based on race and the card doesn’t know the shade of your skin. Approximately 34 percent of beneficiaries are white, 22 percent are black, 17 percent Hispanic, 7 percent Asian or Native American, and 20 percent “race unknown.”So why are so many on the left in an uproar about Newt Gingrich calling Obama the Food Stamps President?Since Obama took office, the number of food stamps participants has set a new record each month, reaching nearly 45 million in April 2011. When the Obama stimulus package was signed less than 40 million people participated in the SNAP food stamps program. In no other period since the inception of the food stamps program has participation levels grown at this rate.Besides food stamps, participation in other programs such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or cash benefits through Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) have grown at similar rates. The Obama stimulus package included changes to the rules for participation in all these programs opening the door to accelerated growth.Going back to the original premise, would it have been more palatable to those on the extreme left had Mr. Gingrich called the president the Supplemental Security Income President? Would any title that conveys the fact that the president’s actions on the economy have thrown many more into poverty and dependent upon government hand-outs have been less offensive to radical Liberals?What is it about Mr. Gingrich’s words that can in any way be tied to a particular race? Participation rates for SNAP, TANF and SSI are actually greater for Whites and Hispanics than Blacks.; lowest participation rates are among Asians.Gingrich could’ve called Obama the “Deficit President” or the “Debt President,” but the Liberals would’ve had a hard time playing the race card with those monikers. Left-wing extremists keep their ears attuned for any terminology used by Conservatives that they can spin into a racial or class divide. Jumping on the term food stamps tends to show their racism rather than Mr. Gingrigh’s.Sadly the greatest threat to both income and racial equality is the actions of Liberals to hold down their constituency. When the lower-class pulls themselves up into the middle-class or above they also gravitate towards political ideology that rewards helping yourself, in direct opposition to the Democrats view of government helping you out. When the poor find the rewards of hard work they also see the folly in a political ideology that rewards being on the government dole and the Democrat’s constituency shrinks. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, three times as many upwardly mobile persons, documented as those who previously fell below the poverty line, identify themselves as politically independent or conservative than label themselves as liberal. If you remove those who consider themselves independent twice as many self identify as conservative over liberal. The fact is the Democrats need poor people to survive.Ask Herman Cain what Democrat policy led him to become a millionaire; surely he’d swiftly respond that there is no government program that can replace hard work and dedication. Food stamps aren’t going to help someone give their family a better future, but there are times when a family is at need and through a number of programs we help people in those times because we are the most caring and charitable people in the world. The best program for helping out those who have fallen into poverty does not come from the government but from a growing economy. Jobs Mr. Obamajobs.Most people don’t want a hand-out, they want a hand-up. Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu said, “Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Liberals want to serve you fish; Conservatives want to watch you enjoy the fish you caught.Let’s not fault Mr. Obama for his stimulus failing, but instead fault him for not acting when it was clear it had failed. By early 2010 there was no doubt that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was doing little if anything to spur job growth, but rather than change course we were treated to the invisible recovery summer touted by the vice president. We learned new terms such as jobs that were “saved or created.” Yet through the recovery summer and the miraculous claims of private sector job growth the food stamps rolls consistently grew.Food stamps, SNAP or whatever name you give any government program intended to support the impoverished does nothing to help lift people, of any race. These programs were intended to be a safety net, not to hold people down as they do. Mr. Obama’s handling of the economy has driven more people into these programs than any prior president, so among the titles that can be bestowed upon him, the Food stamps President is not only non-racial, it’s rather understated; the Poverty President, the Loss of America President, the Dependency Society President all seem more fitting.

Mr. Kaplan is a national conservative examiner at examiner.com.http://www.examiner.com/conservative-in-national/ken-kaplan and writes a personal political blog at http://conservativelyspeaking.us










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