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Super Tuesday!

My posts recently have been very brief. I will write something longer and hopefully more profound soon.

Meanwhile – Go out and VOTE!

PS – This just in. Huckabee has won West Virginia. Hurrah!

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The Wall is Down…

All I can say is that the order by President Mubarak to troops to “let them [palestinians from the gaza strip] come to eat and buy food and go back, as long as they are not carrying weapons”. Is just a little ridiculous, considering the state of the border.

Gaza border wall with Egypt on 23 January 2008

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You Tube Debate

The Republican GOP debate was last night. After some uncertainty, I was able to gather together a few people, and we enjoyed watching, discussing and laughing at the GOP candidates.

A few things I gathered from the debate. Romney is rather touchy. He came across as edgy and not able to control his emotions. Rather frightening in a potential leader. Ron Paul is just crazy. Well, radical might be a better word, rather too isolationist in my opinion. I think overall Mike Huckabee came across as the most competent, controlled and intelligent candidate. At this point, He’s got my vote.

I very much enjoyed Huckabee’s response to the question regarding the death penalty and ‘what would Jesus do’. His rejoinder? “Jesus was too smart to run for policitical office!” On many levels, that was the most satisfying answer I have heard in a long time. The cracks at Hilary were enjoyable, though some of them commonplace and obvious. The issues were discussed fairly well, though I was annoyed by two things. First, most of the candidates could not seem to end when ‘time’ was called. That was just disrespectful. Second, a few had quite a bit of difficulty actually answering the question! It seemed as soon as they were handed the stage, they took the opportunity to bash another candidate or the democratic party. Ickiness. Again, in both of these respects, Mike Huckabee came out a winner. If you have a chance, watch some of the debate!

I wish Mike Huckabee had posted the ‘Chuck Norris’ video though. If you haven’t see that, it’s a must.

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The word of the day is…

restive \RES-tiv\, adjective:
1. Impatient under restriction, delay, coercion, or opposition; resisting control.
2. Unwilling to go on; obstinate in refusing to move forward; stubborn.

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Privacy and Defending the vulnerable

Quoting Senator Obama “The role of the [supreme] court is to protect people who may be vulnerable”.

From the Democratic presidential candidate’s debate a few nights ago… I find it particulary interesting that the primary democratic defense against abortion, is the woman’s right to privacy. The candidates continually cried out for privacy! Privacy! Simultaneously stating that the role of the supreme court is to fight for the rights of the vulnerable. I find this corruption nauseating. The men and women who have positions of authority in our government are acting in utter hypocrisy. What about Truth and Justice? How can the ‘right to privacy’ even compare to the murder of a defensless vulnerable child?

The millions of children in our nation that have been aborted are the most defenseless, the most silent, the most hidden victims of our obsessive desire for convenience and privacy. “How dare you expose my sin!” is the cry of the multitudes.

If you want a sobering reality check, check out this world clock. So far today, by mid-afternoon, 72,991 babies have been aborted. Their blood is crying out for justice. We cannot depend on politicians to act for the weakest among us. We must turn to the prayer room. Literally the governmental center of the universe. As a friend said earlier today, ‘what we do in prayer is real’. Real lives are changed, God really moves. The doors He opens can by shut by no man and the doors He shuts, yes, no man can open them. Let’s pray for God to move in the midst of Washington DC, that just laws would replace Roe v. Wade.

I am decidedly an ‘issues voter’. I will only vote for a pro-Life candidate. Hands down. No debate. I will not compromise the truth for the sake of convenience. And if Guiliani wins the republican nomination, my vote is going elsewhere.

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Now Thats Mature…

 What’s really happening during international summits…

Chavez called Spain’s prime minister a fascist and a snake.

The King of Spain responded with “shut-up”

Somehow I had always thought that behavior was more likely to be found on an elementary school playground, but hey…

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Will we compromise?

This next presidential election is clearly a little frightening. With a republican in office for two terms, the historical pattern is for the country to swing in entirely the opposite direction and vote in a democrat. Conservative evangelicals are a little jumpy.

The candidates are such a random group, all hungering for that position of power and authority, it’s a little hard to find one of them that is standing for righteousness. I remember when Hillary Clinton moved to NY, just so she could run for senate. I was in high school, and participated in quite a few cries of ‘not here, not now’. Unfortunately, I was part of a very small group of a republicans in the midst of a very blue state. As she took that step it was clear then that she would be running for president. I was disgusted. A carpet-bagger. Ick.

Now, as the presidential race gears up, and the dusty cloud begins to settle as to who will take the democratic or republican nomination, a higher question is arising. The game seems to be stacked for Hillary to take the presidency. Perhaps if the republican party finds a strong candidate… maybe Giuliani and such. Huge problem. Giuliani has a history of supporting the atrocity of partial-birth abortions, not to mention abortion in general.

This is one of those decisions. Those timeless epic sort of decisions. Will we stand for life and only vote for a candidate who is against abortion? Even in the face of overwhelming odds. Everyone saying that we will fail. Even so, before the courts of heaven, will we stand for truth and justice or will we compromise for the sake of men? Will we choose to burn or to bow before the altar of convenience? Consider the declarative of Shadrach and his companions as they stood before Nebuchadnezzar. Our God is able to deliver us, and will deliver us. But if He does not, know this, we will not bow before your gods nor worship your golden image! We will not bow before the idols of popularity, money or convenience, handing over our children to be sacrificed. I say, no.

It’s time to go to the governmental center of the universe a.k.a. prayer.

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