Thursday, August 28, 2008

More Mottos: BE PREPARED

Maybe Boy Scouts seems corny to you, but it is serious business, and the Boy Scout Motto is no laughing matter:


This is going to be a long post so sit back and grab a snack. What I am about to write we all need to hear and we all need to take seriously. Some people don't like hearing stuff like this but we all need to be informed so that we can BE PREPARED.

My last post talked about IN GOD WE TRUST. Well guess what folks we have to do more than just trust in the Lord. We are required to do our part. I myself am feeling quite unprepared so I am writing this for myself as well.

We are told from time to time by our leaders in this Church to have food storage. We really need fuel, water, food, camping/hunting/fishing gear, skills in gardening, hunting, mending, etc. Truly we need to take some time and learn the basics. Why? Well at any moment we can be thrust into chaos. It can be from a natural disaster or a man made cataclysm.

It is the man made destruction that I want to discuss. It is fool hardy to suppose that a major attack on the United States is not forthcoming. We can see the hatred many people have for our Christian ways and our democracy. It may be hard for us to comprehend but there are many that want to destroy us simply because we believe in freedom. For those that are Christian we have the Bible to tell us of great destruction in the Last Days. For those of us blessed with the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and modern day prophets we have been told that this destruction will happen. Satan is working hard and bringing this to fruition. We must not fear. We should we not fear? Because of 2 things: We will trust in God and we will Be Prepared. If we do not have one our both of those things in our lives then we do need to fear.

Let us not be like the ancient Jews in Jerusalem that said they could not be destroyed. The United States is a great land and has great power. This does not mean that we cannot be brought to our knees. Nuclear attack is possible, but it is not a nuclear attack that I want to address. There is an attack that is much easier, more effective, and harder to defend against.

What would we do if the power grids stopped working, our vehicles failed, refrigeration was nonexistent, gas pumps stopped working, all communication lines failed, planes and trains no longer functioned? How would we eat? How could we live without a department store to sell us clothes? How would we cook if we had food? How would we drink water if the treatment plants could no longer clean the water? Sickness and disease would be rampant and so would wide spread starvation. Banks with all their electronic data would lose it all. Our money would be gone. Only bartering with precious metals and the like will be possible. It scares me because I am unprepared. Lets do something about it.

What kind of attack am I talking about? It is called an EMP or electromagnetic pulse. One small nuclear device (about the power of the bomb dropped at Hiroshima) fired 298 miles into the air in a simple inaccurate missile (like a Scud) over the United States would destroy all devices that operate on electricity. It can be fired from a small freighter(ie any small vessel that is non military) off our coast. We have no defense against such an attack currently. One device like that would almost be 100% effective in bringing this nation to its knees. 2 or more devices would finish the job and destroy the infrastructure of our neighbors, Canada and Mexico. It could take years to finish rebuilding the infrastructure. This is a very real possibility. See the image below.

Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona wrote an article for the Washington Post in April 2005 entitled "Unready For This Attack". Take the time to read it. Let it settle in our minds. Let us take action and be prepared and trust in the Lord.


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Our Nation's Motto: Do you know what it is?

"In God We Trust".

Do we? Do we base our political views on our religious beliefs? Should we?

For me the answer is clear. We should trust in the Lord in all we do. We should rely on Him. Captain Moroni was a strong patriot that believed in the Lord and gave all glory to God. His political views were very strong to the point that all who opposed freedom (the king men) were put to death. It was treason. All who oppose freedom and all who oppose protecting life and liberty are people that want more power. More power only comes in this form by relying on the trust in man not God. Satan wants us to take power and rights from those around us.

Our nation's motto is "In God We Trust". While our Founding Fathers were very religious it was not them that instituted this motto. The original motto was "E Pluribus Unum" adopted in 1782 by Congress.

In God We Trust first appeared on coinage in 1865 the final year of the Civil War on the 2 cent piece pictured above. It was later added to other coins and paper bills over time. It was in the 20th century that "In God We Trust" became our nation's motto. It was also in the 20th century that the words "under God" were added to the Pledge of Allegiance.

Clearly the belief in God and in trusting in Him was common from the Founding Fathers through the Civil War and into the first half of the 20th century. What has happened? From my experience with the people in the Midwest is that many many people are still God fearing people that believe in freedom and liberty. The voice of opposition has simply gotten stronger and louder. Satan rails at all sides all day and all night. His followers increase in number and strength.

We need to remember to Trust in God and to stop giving away power to those whose interests are selfish and motivated by removing freedoms and adding to their own power.

It was in 1861 that Secretary of the Treasury, Salmon P Chase, wrote the following to James Pollock, the director of the Philadelphia Mint:

Dear Sir: No nation can be strong except in the strength of God, or safe except in His defense. The trust of our people in God should be declared on our national coins.
You will cause a device to be prepared without unnecessary delay with a motto expressing in the fewest and tersest words possible this national recognition.

Let us all be inspired to be strong in the strength of God. Let us all declare it to be our belief and not shrink from those that scorn.


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Immigration as a Human Right

I recently read in a statement (it is in Spanish) that on August 21, 2008 the Presidents of Mexico and Honduras (Calderon and Zelaya respectively) have agreed that immigrating is a basic human right and not a privilege. They lamented the stringent immigration policies of the United States and the European Union.

Read the full article here if you know Spanish

I have thought about this for a few days. My mind can't understand how anyone can seriously believe that to be true. We are not born with the right to immigrate to anyplace we choose. There must be rule of law. Countries have to be able to protect their sovereignty and without a defined border with define guidelines then sovereignty becomes unenforceable. A Driver's License is a privilege not a human right for crying out loud.

I start doing a search on Google for human rights and immigration and find numerous websites and blogs and pro bono legal etc that all talk about the violation of human rights when it comes to illegal immigrants. What about the violation to my rights? What about a violation to the rights of the immigrants that got here through legal channels? If things get rough for them because they decide to hop a few fences and cross a hot, arid desert is that my fault? What ever happened to being responsible for your own actions? Is it my fault if they get caught? Wake up people! I care a lot about the people of this planet. We are all brothers and sisters. We all have divine potential. We also all must be ACCOUNTABLE FOR OUR OWN ACTIONS. That was capitalized for emphasis not for anger.

This is the greatest country on earth. I understand why people want to come here. That still does not excuse lawbreakers. Why should I reward those that break the law with Section 8 housing benefits, Food Stamps, AHCCCS Insurance, etc. Why should I reward those that conspire with criminals (ie human and drug traffickers) to gain 'safe' passage into this great land? What kind of mentality do we breed by not enforcing our borders and by dangling incentives in the form of welfare?

A legal immigrant will respect his new country. He will respect the laws. He has worked too hard to obtain his citizenship. He will take care of his community. An illegal immigrant has only a few cares and they are purely selfish. How can I get more money and how can I avoid getting caught. Even the most pure hearted illegal alien that is here just trying to live a better life has to have deception in their heart - they must always be trying to hide their status as a lawbreaker. They risk having their family torn apart. They risk so much. It is a shame and it is mournful. So it is a shame and mournful when a mother loses her children for drug use.

Again people need to learn accountability. Innocent people get hurt and become victims when people make bad decisions. FYI breaking the law is a bad choice. The ends DOES NOT justify the means.

Is immigration a human right? What do you think?


Monday, August 25, 2008

VIDEO: Dark Horse Candidate is Gaining Momentum


Friday, August 15, 2008

POSTED: No Trespassing

If you were to drive down my street and the streets in my neighborhood you would find that all the homes have something in common.

They all have a fence.

In my neighborhood there are white people, African Americans, Mexicans, Chileans, Samoans, Tongans, and other ethnic and racial groups. Some people are LDS, some are Catholic, some are Jehovah's Witnesses, some are Protestants, some are atheists. Some are married, some are widowed, some are divorced, and some are single.

They all have a fence.

I lock my doors during the day and at night. My fence has combination locks on it. Some people in the neighborhood even have a fence in their front yard. Is it because we are unfriendly that we have a fence and lock our doors? Is it because we are racist that we have a fence and lock our doors? Is it because we are paranoid nut jobs that we have a fence and lock our doors? Is it because we think everyone that might come in our yard or home is a hardened criminal that we have a fence and lock our doors?


It is because it only takes ONE thief, or ONE sexual predator, or ONE murderer to cause serious problems for a household. So we have a fence and lock our doors for protection and security and no one questions me or my neighbors for doing it. We allow people into our home on our terms. It is my family's domain. Some people in the neighborhood, myself included, have weapons in our homes that can be used for protection as well.

Why is it racist then to build a fence to protect our soil, the soil of the United States of America? Why is it uncompassionate to protect our families by blocking others from coming in uninvited? Why can't it just be to protect our freedom, our liberty, and our families?

Do I think that all or even a majority of those coming in from the southern border are violent criminals? No a very small percentage are. It only takes a few to cause serious damage to a community. Keep them coming in and those few will add up to become a serious problem for a nation.

Let us make a list of what gets blocked out by a fence and then we will determine if it is racist and uncompassionate to build it:

1. Drug traffickers
2. Coyotes - ie human traffickers
3. Gang members - ie La Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13)
4. Al Qaeda and other terrorists
5. Poor people that want a better life

Clearly the 5th in the list makes up the majority of the people coming into the country. So what. So what.

Does that sound harsh? Well if you could see into my mind - kinda scary thought - you would see compassion in those words.

1. Those poor people are being taken advantage of by coyotes. They are often stolen from one coyote to another. They are in great danger and are often conned out of more money and other favors to get here.
2. The border fence will prevent more deaths in the desert of innocent people
3. Some of those poor people that want a better life end up as sexual slaves, especially in border towns and they start them as early as age 8. If a border fence could stop one little girl or teen from becoming a sex slave her whole life then it is worth it.
4. What about compassion for those already here inside the US? I am against the welfare state and socialized medicine because I think we can be relied upon ourselves to help each other. But we need to help those already here not poor more into our communities.
5. What about those who are already here and struggling to make ends meet? What about there jobs and homes and families?
6. Though they may not be hardened criminals they are still breaking the laws. If I shoplift I am not a violent criminal but I will be made to pay for what I did and I will most likely not be allowed in that store again.

There are many other reasons for the fences. The coyotes that bring them in are violent criminals - we need to take away the business that keeps them coming into our backyard everyday.

I agree that there are things that need fixed in the legal ways to entering the country, that is still no excuse for entering here illegally. There is no 100% way to stop illegal immigration but we can make it less enticing and more difficult to enter. We may in the process save a few lives and stop some drugs from entering. We may also save some from slavery and possibly thwart another terrorist attack. What we need to do is:

1. Build the fence
2. Enforce employer-sanction laws
3. Require citizenship for financial assistance by at least one parent in a family.

This doesn't address schooling or healthcare. This doesn't address rounding up people already here. Attrition is the key. If there are no jobs and no welfare then many will move back to where they are legal and fewer will enter. This is the easiest way and less intrusive way to alleviate the problems we have.



Thursday, August 14, 2008

Am I Angry?

I feel a need to apologize. It has been brought to my attention that I have an angry tone to my blogs. I can see that. Truth be told I am not angry in general. I have deep and strong convictions. Those convictions are that we must do something to bring about a change in this GREAT country. This is a blessed and promised land. However every blessing has its cursing. It is a 2 edged sword. The Lessons of the Book of Mormon strongly warn us against Secret Combinations. It is difficult to just come out and say that there are many such combinations now in our land and our government and across the world in governments and institutions without sounding like a conspiracy nut.

However if history is a good guide we can see both in the secular history and in BofM history the constant drive for power and the lengths men will go to to obtain that power.

I struggle with what I can do about it myself. I honestly have a strong desire to run for public office. I am in no way able to do that for a number of reasons at the present anyway... So I use this blog as a way to share with others my strong convictions so that we can share knowledge and ideas and get people excited to at least go out and vote. So it is not anger (most of the time - I am pretty frustrated though many times) rather it is urgency and determination and energy that I write these posts. I want to energize people to action in anyway they are capable.

Brigham Young stated in the Journal of Discourses, "We all believe that the Lord will fight our battles; but how? Will he do it while we are unconcerned and make no effort whatever for our own safety when the enemy is upon us? would be quite as reasonable to expect remission of sins without baptism, as to expect the Lord to fight our battles without our taking every precaution to be prepared to defend ourselves. The Lord requires us to be quite as willing to fight our own battles as to have Him fight them for us. If we are not ready for the enemy when he comes upon us, we have not lived up to the requirements of Him who guides the ship of Zion, or who dictates the affairs of the Kingdom."

Edmund Burke said, "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."

I want to protect the Constitution of this land. To do this we must not give up more freedoms and we must defend our borders, our sovereignty. We must defend ourselves against socialist ideals and laws. We must defend ourselves from terrorists that would want to control the world. We must defend ourselves from elitists in the government and their special interests. This my soapbox to call all to action, to disseminate my convictions and ideals.


Friday, August 8, 2008

Video update on Georgian/Russian Conflict

This conflict in the Caucauses may seem remote but it is another East vs West comflict. We need to follow this one.


East vs West - WAR?

Believe it or not there has been conflict and war on this planet unceasingly since the Civil War.

From Section 87 of the Doctrine and Covenants:

1 Verily, thus saith the Lord concerning the wars that will shortly come to pass, beginning at the rebellion of South Carolina, which will eventually terminate in the death and misery of many souls;
2 And the time will come that war will be poured out upon all nations, beginning at this place.
3 For behold, the Southern States shall be divided against the Northern States, and the Southern States will call on other nations, even the nation of Great Britain, as it is called, and they shall also call upon other nations, in order to defend themselves against other nations; and then war shall be poured out upon all nations.
4 And it shall come to pass, after many days, slaves shall rise up against their masters, who shall be marshaled and disciplined for war.
5 And it shall come to pass also that the remnants who are left of the land will marshal themselves, and shall become exceedingly angry, and shall vex the Gentiles with a sore vexation.
6 And thus, with the sword and by bloodshed the inhabitants of the earth shall mourn; and with famine, and plague, and earthquake, and the thunder of heaven, and the fierce and vivid lightning also, shall the inhabitants of the earth be made to feel the wrath, and indignation, and chastening hand of an Almighty God, until the consumption decreed hath made a full end of all nations;

Russia has just invaded its neighbor, Georgia. The Georgian government attacked a rebellious, separatist group that the Russian government supports (it is reported that the Russian government had given many of these Georgian rebels Russian passports).

Why does this concern us? Well all conflict on this small planet should concern us first of all. Secondly the United States is a ally to Georgia. Thirdly, Georgia has the right to defend their nationality and the separatists are trying to breakaway from Georgia and Russia is backing the rebels. Russia has been moving in the wrong direction for a few years now in regards to the United States and her allies. Russia has been supporting North Korea and Iran in their nuclear ambitions and supplies them with arms. This conflict just adds more tension to already tense diplomatic relations in parts of the world.

Read the Reuters article. There have been bombings and jets being shot down and tanks rolling in. Citizens and soldiers have been killed and injured.


Thursday, August 7, 2008

Mexican Soldiers Get Lost Again

I read 2 articles about the recent incursion of Mexican soldiers into the US. This time the 4 soldiers pointed their rifles at the Border Patrol agent. The articles can't agree on some details however.

The Washington Times reports that Border Patrol agent was held at gunpoint by the Mexican Soldiers and that they left because he called for backup. The Arizona Republic reports that the agent spoke to them in Spanish and apparently they just left.

One thing I want to quote from each article and I would love to hear your comments on.

From Washington Times

It was unclear what the soldiers were doing in the United States, but U.S. law enforcement authorities have long said that current and former Mexican military personnel have been hired to protect drug and migrant smugglers.

"Unfortunately, this sort of behavior by Mexican military personnel has been going on for years," union Local 2544 of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) said on its Web page. "They are never held accountable, and the United States government will undoubtedly brush this off as another case of 'Oh well, they didn't know they were in the United States.'

From the Arizona Republic

In Washington, D.C., State Department spokesman Gonzalo Gallegos said the encounter "stemmed from a momentary misunderstanding as to the exact location of the U.S.-Mexican border."

ADDED INFO from the Local 2544 National Border Patrol Council in Tucson, AZ:

A Tucson Sector Border Patrol agent was held at gunpoint by the Mexican military last night south of Ajo. Mexican military personnel crossed over the border and pointed rifles at him. Backup units arrived from the Ajo Border Patrol station, and the Mexican military personnel eventually returned to Mexico. Unfortunately, this sort of behavior by Mexican military personnel has been going on for years. They are never held accountable, and the United States government will undoubtedly brush this off as another case of "Oh well, they didn't know they were in the United States." A few years ago the Mexican military went a step further and put a .50 calibre rifle round through the rear window of a Border Patrol agent's patrol vehicle south of Ajo. Nothing was ever done. Nobody was ever held accountable. Particularly galling is the fact that the Mexican military often pulls these stunts in Humvees donated to them by the American taxpayers (although they were apparently on foot this time). We note that Border Patrol agents have historically driven worn-out, junk vehicles.

We will withhold further comment on this incident until we see how our leaders handle it. We don't have much confidence in most of them.

It is fortunate that this incident didn't end in a very ugly gunfight.

Read Washington Times article
Read Arizona Republic article

I would like to add to this post a few unrelated comments. I had hoped when I started this blog to get a little interaction with people that read it. By the dismal number of comments I get I have to assume that there is a reason for this. Some likely reasons are:

1. You don't agree with what I post
2. You do agree and don't feel the need to add your comments to it
3. You don't care about the issues one way or the other
4. I completely bore you
5. What I post makes no sense at all to you

Please whatever the reason if it is one of the above or a different reason, please make even a short comment. 'I agree' or 'I disagree' or 'why should I care?' or 'so?' or 'this is just a bunch of political tripe'. Just say something it would make me happy and I know you all care about my happiness.


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Video: Barry O and Saving 3-4% Energy

Barry Obama insists that we can save 3-4% Energy by insuring our tires are properly inflated. Funny how did he calculate that? Does the Annointed One have the power of knowing how many cars in America are running on underinflated tires? And for that matter just how underinfalted they are? He sure can speak and get the people on their feet though.


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Get One of These and Save the Planet and the US Economy - Be a Part of the Solution!

Once I get one I can start fixing our dependence on foreign oil and reduce the cost of fuel. Weeeeeeeee!!!

You can get one by donating $25 to the McCain Campaign. That is a small price to pay in the name of saving the planet and the US Economy.

Of course there is another way to reduce dependence on oil that is just as valid as checking your tire pressure. Recycle. Many plastics use crude oil in their manufacture. Every ton (that is 2000 lbs or about 15,120 empty milk jugs) of plastic you recycle saves 685 gallons of crude oil. Woooot! Finally a plan that will save the economy and the planet at the same time. Now to do a few more calculations we need some numbers... In 2007 the US consumed 7.55 billion barrels of oil. The US produced 1.86 billion barrels of oil (click here for more oil figures). That is over 70% dependence on imported oil. In the 1970s our dependence was close to 20% so lets aim for that, as 0% is too unrealistic at this point. So 20% of 7.55 billion is 1.51 billion barrels. Subtract from our 2007 oil consumption our 2007 oil production and the 20% dependence we find acceptable and this is the equation:

7.55 billion - 1.86 billion - 1.51 billion = 4.18 billion barrels of oil that we need to conserve in our recycling program.

for those who don't know a barrel of crude oil is equal to 42 gallons so we convert from barrels to gallons we get 175,560,000,000 gallons of crude oil we need to conserve.

Each ton of plastic recycled (again 15,120 milk jugs) conserves 685 gallons of oil. That means we need to recycle approximately 256,291,971 tons of plastic or the equivalent of 3,875,134,598,540 milk jugs. Never fear fair citizens of the land this plan will work because we will pass a law requiring that every man, woman, and child recycle all plastics. Coercion in the name of saving the planet is a good thing. That means each individual will need to personally recycle, under pain of prosecution, 12,868 TONS of plastic EACH YEAR. A family of 9 like I have would need to recycle the equivalent of 1,751,107,156 milk jugs a year.

Sounds ludicrous because it is - just like Obama's energy plan.


Gotta Love Good News

When I read this it made me happy:

"Just west of El Paso, near where Spanish conquistador Juan de Onate crossed the Rio Grande from Mexico in 1598, construction crews have completed a steel fence authorities say is a new model for border security.

The five-meter (18-foot) tall fence has a mesh woven so tightly that feet and fingers cannot grab hold, but it still allows people to see through. Steel pylons are set close enough to stop a truck from bursting through, and two meters of reinforced concrete underground deters any tunneling."

Reading this also made me happy:

Oil prices kept falling Tuesday, sinking as low as $118 a barrel on growing concerns that a U.S. economic slowdown and high energy costs are curbing consumer demand for gasoline and other petroleum products.


Monday, August 4, 2008

More innocents die over the weekend

In Pakistan 6 police officers and 3 paramilitaries are killed by Islamists using a remote controlled bomb.

In Afghanistan 13 people on a wedding bus were killed including the bride and groom by Islamic militants using a roadside bomb.

In Somalia 20 civilians are killed, mostly women street sweepers by a bomb.

These are just 3 attacks that happened over the weekend. All told there were 9 attacks in 8 different countries, resulting in more deaths and many more injured. Each injury and death brings grief and hardship to many family and friends.

Those of us who are American citizens stand solidly with the president of our nation. The terrible forces of evil must be confronted and held accountable for their actions. This is not a matter of Christian against Muslim. I am pleased that food is being dropped to the hungry people of a targeted nation. We value our Muslim neighbors across the world and hope that those who live by the tenets of their faith will not suffer. I ask particularly that our own people do not become a party in any way to the persecution of the innocent. Rather, let us be friendly and helpful, protective and supportive. It is the terrorist organizations that must be ferreted out and brought down.

We of this Church know something of such groups. The Book of Mormon speaks of the Gadianton robbers, a vicious, oath-bound, and secret organization bent on evil and destruction. In their day they did all in their power, by whatever means available, to bring down the Church, to woo the people with sophistry, and to take control of the society. We see the same thing in the present situation.

We are people of peace. We are followers of the Christ who was and is the Prince of Peace. But there are times when we must stand up for right and decency, for freedom and civilization, just as Moroni rallied his people in his day to the defense of their wives, their children, and the cause of liberty.
President Gordon B Hinckley, October 2001 General Conference


Friday, August 1, 2008

Socialism at its Finest

"When socialism is understood, we will realize that many of the programs advocated, and some of those already adopted in the United States, fall clearly withing the category of socialism. What is socialism? It is simply the governmental ownership and management of the essential means for the production and distribution of goods.

We must never forget that nations may sow the seeds of their own destruction while enjoying unprecedented prosperity.

The socialistic-communist conspiracy to weaken the United States involves attacks on many fronts. Their press and other propaganda media are therefore constantly selling the principles of centralized or federal control of farms, railroads, electric power, schools, steel, maritime shipping and many other aspects of the economy - but always in the name of public welfare" Ezra Taft Benson, October Conference, 1961

Socialism redistributes wealth and goods in the name of public welfare. Hmm... do we see that at all today. Well in fact TODAY a press release:

"Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) on Friday announced an “Emergency Economic Plan” that would give families a stimulus check of $1,000 each, funded in part by what his presidential campaign calls “windfall profits from Big Oil.” "

Agree or disagree with the way 'Big Oil' handles their finances or how much they charge the consumer it doesn't matter - point is who has the right to take away the profits of any company in any industry and redistribute that money to the people? What every happened to Free Enterprise?

"We have seen in the past quarter century a tremendous shift from individual to governmental responsibility in many phases of economic and social life. We have seen a rapid shift of responsibility from the States to the Federal Government.

Deep in their hearts, the American people instinctively know that great concentration of power is an evil and a dangerous thing. They do not need to have it proved.

What lies behind this conviction? Basically, it is an intuitive knowledge that, sooner or later, the accumulation of power in a central government leads to a loss of freedom. Once power is concentrated, even for helpful purposes, it is all there, in one package, where it can be grabbed by those who may not be helpful in its use.


We must never make the catastrophic blunder of putting the chains of big government on our basic economic freedom. Yet there is that very danger today.

The pillars of our economic system are being threatened by a strange and unlikely coalition of subversives, do-gooders, and self-servers.

There are, in this country, a hard core of subversives who hate the free enterprise system and are dedicated to its overthrow. There is a host of do-gooders, who constantly criticize our free choice system, ready to solve all human problems with legislation, willing to impose their version of the millennium on you and me, unwilling to rely on the judgment of the individual. There are the self-servers, who view the government as a way to gain an advantage, to restrain competition, or to obtain special favors.

But the most dangerous threat of all comes from the disinterested, that great group of otherwise intelligent people who shrug off any responsibility for the public affairs."
Ezra Taft Benson, Joint meetings of Salt Lake Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club, and Chamber of Commerce, Salt Lake City, UT, April 5, 1960.

I couldn't agree more with Elder Benson and I couldn't agree less with Senator Obama. We need to fight against socialism in America and shout for individual rights and responsibilities.


The Need to Fight Against Terrorism

Since September 11, 2001 there have been over 11,000 CONFIRMED deaths due to terrorist attacks. It is believed, with good reason, that this number is quite low.

For more info click here
For a list of terrorist attacks in the last 2 MONTHS click here

Who besides the United States of America and a few of our allies are standing up against these attrocities? Do we want more of this to happen on our own soil? It has almost been 7 years since we had a terrorist attack on US soil. I for one believe it is better to fight the terrorists in their own backyard than in our backyard.

Terrorism is a great evil that we must be willing to fight against.