The excuse of public school providing “socialization” is garbage… if they are so socialized why do they struggle to hold a conversation??
So in the hustle of the culture war over “gay rights” the transgender crowd is moving quick. Transgender being people who deny their genetics and claim a different gender. The follow articles are must reads, but this should truly let you know how much we have lost in this country.
Dean of the cathedral, the Rev. Gary Hall, said in a statement that he hopes Mr. Partridge’s presence sends a message of support for the transgender community.
“We at Washington National Cathedral are striving to send a message of love and affirmation, especially to LGBT youth who suffer daily because of their gender identity or sexual orientation,” he said. “We want to proclaim to them as proudly and unequivocally as we can: Your gender identity is good and your sexual orientation is good because that’s the way that God made you.”
Apparently anatomy is not part of the seminary Gary Hall went too. That isn’t how God made them, you can lie all you want but physical anatomy is just that and if you are getting stuff removed and taking hormones to grow a beard I have bad news, even if Oprah calls you a pregnant man you are still just a woman with a beard. That is nature how God made it.
This is really about taking control of the family and children though by the socialist that are labeled as liberals in this country.
However if you disagree with them expect to faces charges in a few years. Time is getting short for us to elect Godly men to lead this country and for a change of heart. Christians should show love to everyone but that doesn’t mean we sit silently in a corner. We need to elect people that are on the right side of things or we are destined to become slaves to our own “freedom.”
While the individual arguments are not well recorded for us to review during the final stretch of the Roman Empire, I have to wonder if it sounded like our country? Did any of the politicians point out that for everyone to get what they need from the state the state itself would become overwhelmed and collapse? Did the push to add more citizens to Rome to broaden the tax base have counter arguments that would sound like ours now? Did Rome know Rome was about to collapse and did any speak out? 1500 years from now do you think someone would say that about the United States of America if we do have a collapse?
In 2010 58% of the national budget went to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP and “Safety Net” programs (welfare). That’s a total of $1,984,000,000,000 dollars in support and welfare. $398,000,000,000 spent solely on welfare programs in the United States. $398 Billion dollars, with 15% of the population living in poverty, or 46.5 Million people. That’s $8559 per person living in poverty so a family of four if given that money directly would see $34,236 a year. The poverty line for a family of four is $23,492 ($11,720 per person). While the median income in the United States last year (a drop from the year before) is $51,017 annually. So if we gave the money directly to those individuals they would firmly above the median income and smack in the “middle class” in a society that doesn’t technically have classes unless we are pandering to voters. President Reagan in a speech 50 years ago pointed out the increase in spending on welfare seems to increase the amount of people living on it. His speech rings true still today, we aren’t fixing the problem we are only making it worse.
Just perspective though all but the most poverty stricken in the United States from Heritage.org
The following are facts about persons defined as “poor” by the Census Bureau, taken from various government reports:
- Forty-three percent of all poor households actually own their own homes. The average home owned by persons classified as poor by the Census Bureau is a three-bedroom house with one-and-a-half baths, a garage, and a porch or patio.
- Eighty percent of poor households have air conditioning. By contrast, in 1970, only 36 percent of the entire U.S. population enjoyed air conditioning.
- Only 6 percent of poor households are overcrowded. More than two-thirds have more than two rooms per person.
- The average poor American has more living space than the average individual living in Paris, London, Vienna, Athens, and other cities throughout Europe. (These comparisons are to the average citizens in foreign countries, not to those classified as poor.)
- Nearly three-quarters of poor households own a car; 31 percent own two or more cars.
- Ninety-seven percent of poor households have a color television; over half own two or more color televisions.
- Seventy-eight percent have a VCR or DVD player; 62 percent have cable or satellite TV reception.
- Eighty-nine percent own microwave ovens, more than half have a stereo, and more than a third have an automatic dishwasher.
As a group, America’s poor are far from being chronically undernourished. The average consumption of protein, vitamins, and minerals is virtually the same for poor and middle-class children and, in most cases, is well above recommended norms. Poor children actually consume more meat than do higher-income children and have average protein intakes 100 percent above recommended levels. Most poor children today are, in fact, supernourished and grow up to be, on average, one inch taller and 10 pounds heavier than the GIs who stormed the beaches of Normandy in World War II.
While the poor are generally well nourished, some poor families do experience temporary food shortages. But even this condition is relatively rare; 89 percent of the poor report their families have “enough” food to eat, while only 2 percent say they “often” do not have enough to eat.
So the poor in America are actually better off then “middle class” in Europe. I have personally seen what real poverty looks like and it was not in the United States. The problem is entitlement and thinking because we were blessed enough to be born here we should have more. Until we fix this sense of entitlement in the United States we are destined to end up a discussion later about how we could have prevented the fall like Rome suffered. Christ points out the poor will always be with us so to think we can rid the world of it is unlikely.
We can however fix it, take that huge wasted welfare spending on educating people with useful trade skills, stop the entitlements from the Government and teach the people to work hard again by providing the training. Advanced welding courses take a year to finish and cost around $12,000, massage therapy 1 year $10,000 to distinctly different jobs that pay $9-$20 a hour. The problem is that these kinds of job require labor and effort not an air-conditioned office. Cat is willing to train techs that are willing and pay them good money, actually MAKING SOMETHING. They can’t seem to fill the jobs though. The problem being this entitled attitude the department of education and the government pushing college, which is not anywhere close to cost/benefit ratio anymore with the job markets. Romans like lavish living too… See this http://profoundlydisconnected.com/foundation/poster/
What do these three states have in common? They are home to some of the strictest gun laws in America and are increasingly hostile to legal gun ownership. They are also home to three big gun makers, Remington, Beretta and Ruger. They also recently lost 2,770 possible jobs and huge tax revenues. Remington will be expanding not in New York where they have been since the late 1800′s, but taking 2,000 jobs to Alabama. Beretta is setting up shop in Tennessee to the tune of $45 million an 300 jobs and Ruger is saying hello to North Carolina with 470 jobs.
Something else of note, anti-gun British citizen and US talk show host (it’s not journalism) Piers Morgan is sitting at the bottom of the ratings pile. His little watched program is getting worse since his anti-gun crusade went into overdrive, reading transcripts it seems that he feels so superior to his pro-gun guest he often results to name calling and hand picking facts to justify it. I don’t know much about Nancy Grace, but she also is a host on CNN channel, a former prosecutor and a liberal. However while a guest on Morgan’s show she had this to say when he attempted to start another mindless babbling session about “evil guns”
“Are you back on gun control again?” she asked. “If it weren’t for the British, we wouldn’t even have to have protections to carry guns. It was the British way back when they founded America. They were running through all of our homes trying to take our stuff. So we’re protected under the Constitution.
“So it’s not really right for a Brit to jump up and start talking to us about gun control.”
That earns an applaud from me. So when are all these Politicians and talking heads going to learn? Yeah I doubt it too.
So the Colorado legislature passed sweeping gun control changes that took affect last year. As of last month officially Magpul, a large magazine and accessory producer, has started the move out of state. The items they produce like those 30 rounds magazines are illegal in Colorado now. Wyoming will enjoy the production side of the business while Texas will host the new front office.
I have said more than once that people need to vote with not just a pen but their feet. Even more important in the current day is voting with your pocketbook. Magpul did just that and Colorado will lose another 250 jobs and huge piles of tax revenues.
This is a great example of a company using their values and principles as a driving force for planning and operations. What would happen if others followed suit? Not just companies but what if we all paid close attention to where our money goes? Not just what we buy but where that company might send the money afterwards. What causes do they support? Do you agree with those things? If not you are contributing to that problem.