by The Patriot Update / Friday, August 24, 2012
Yes, Mitt Romney just went there–joking, of course, but never expect the left to have a sense of humor. He told a home town crowd in Michigan: “Now I love being home in this place where Ann and I were raised, where both of us were born. Ann was born in Henry Ford hospital. I was born in Harper Hospital. No one has asked to see my birth certificate–they know that this is the place where we were born and raised.”
Cue predictable outrage from the left, the Obama campaign, and the mainstream media (which are fast becoming one and the same). Birthers! Dog whistles! Racism! Except, of course, that Barack Obama was likely the very first Birther, apparently telling his literary agent–and letting her claim for sixteen years–that he was “born in Kenya.” It was untrue in 1991, and remains untrue today, but Obama evidently wanted to appear more exotic.
In fact, what emerges from David Maraniss’s fascinating but incomplete biography of Obama is that the President has constantly exaggerated the details of his life, while the mainstream media is constantly trying to smooth out the rough edges and inconvenient details. Obama wants to be perceived as an epic hero, a radically transformative figure; the media often tries to portray him as the resolution of our past, a symbol of unity.
I certainly do not agree with all of John Hagee’s beliefs; however, one cannot disagree with his plea for 40 days of prayer prior to this next election. Our country is in trouble and will be in dire straits if we reelect our current President. Here are comments that Pastor Hagee recently made:
“Greetings to all of our Salt Covenant Partners and friends across the nation and around the world.
First, I want to express my profound appreciation to President Barak Obama for doing what all of the Republican candidates have not been able to do for months: he unified the Bible-believing church in America in one week over the issue of abortion.
When the President ordered the Catholic Church to provide contraceptives to prevent the birth of new life, he hit a nerve in the heart of every true Catholic and Evangelical. Being a politician, he will attempt to compromise his position until after the election and then release the full power of government to force the church to obey the state. Think about this!
If he made this bold statement before the election, consider how brutal he will be if he is re-elected! I have said it before and I will say it again: the election on November 6, 2012 for the office of President is the day of decision for America.
Four more years of Obama will bring absolute socialism to America. Our children and grandchildren will never know the greatness of America that we have experienced. THIS MUST NOT HAPPEN! FORTY DAYS OF PRAYER I am asking the Christians of America to join us in 40 days of prayer for this Presidential election.
These 40 days of prayer will begin on September 28, 2012. You can do it individually or in groups, but prayer is the most powerful force God has given us to bring our nation back to righteousness. I’ll be saying more about this as the year progresses, but mark it on your calendar and start telling your family, friends, and church members NOW about the 40 days of prayer.”
Pastor John Hagee
Let’s join and pray for a return back to God!
By Arthur Herman / Published August 06, 2012
July 14, 2012 just might be the tipping point of this presidential election – and perhaps an important sea change in our political culture.
That’s the day Americans woke up to the real meaning and significance of President Obama’s remarks in Roanoke on the 13th, that “if you have a business, you didn’t build that.”
That was the day America’s private sector, after being vilified by everyone from Hollywood and the Environmental Protection Agency to Occupy Wall Street, decided it was time to fight back.
Now, America’s private sector lives the wisdom of Calvin Coolidge’s adage, “This country’s business is business.” It knows the private sector, and businesses large and small, are the source of this country’s jobs, prosperity, and creativity – and have been since its founding.
Business owners also know it takes a lot of government mismanagement to cripple the greatest economy in the world, and hobble it with a growth rate of 1.5% and unemployment above 8 % for almost four years.
As the Heritage Foundation has recently noted, in his first three years in office President Obama imposed some 106 major regulations on American businesses, compared to 28 under George W. Bush. Another 144 are in the pipeline waiting to be unleashed, if Obama is reelected in November.
According to the World Bank, the cost of starting a business in the United States has doubled since 2007, and in “ease of starting a business” we’ve dropped from third in the world in 2007 to thirteenth.
The president’s speech made Americans who own businesses and work in the private sector, aware they are fighting more than just an economic downturn. They are combating an ideology that says in effect, “that’s not yours, it’s the government’s, which it is free to distribute to whomever it decides to reward.” It’s a full-scale assault on the values of American individualism and earned success, and in the last four years it’s brought us to the cliff of economic and fiscal disaster.
The reaction to Obama’s words has been nothing less than startling. Americans are finally telling business it’s time to stand up against the enemies of economic freedom.
We’ve seen it in the latest Gallup polls, which show 63% of Americans see Mitt Romney’s business background as a positive for getting this country back on economic track, and that among national priorities taxing the rich – the centerpiece of Obama’s entire economic strategy – finished dead last.
We’ve seen it in the massive support for the owner of Chik-fil-A, as people showed their support for the principle of a private business owner speaking his mind without fear of government intimidation – for or against gay marriage, doesn’t matter.
Millions of others are cheering the makers of the magnetic desk game Bucky Balls, who were told by the Consumer Product Safety Commission to pull their product from store shelves, because some children might have inadvertently swallowed one of their magnetic balls (even though Bucky Balls carry a warning label and was never advertised as a child’s toy).
Instead of knuckling under, however, Bucky Balls said no – despite the CPSC’s threat to sue. They’ve become overnight American heroes, with the company getting more than 100,000 supportive comments on blogs and websites.
Something big has been building since the president’s Roanoke speech. How big, and whether it lasts through November, is hard to tell. But it’s been an overwhelming victory for the believers in American freedom, as one private entrepreneur after another has stepped forward to say, “No Mr President, I did build that, and you’re not entitled to take it away from me.”
And millions are cheering as they do so, loud and long.
“The hostility of President Obama toward Biblical faith and values is without equal from any previous American president.” David Barton