Being Grateful to God . . .And Vote in Line with Christian Values

One of the main concerns in the world today, are the children who are growing up without values, little needful education and a warped sense of what is right and wrong. There is a try to do unto before you are done to mentality which is wreaking havoc on our American way of life. In our pursuit of happiness, many are conveniently forgetting Who is blessing us with our gladness in life. The powers that be on earth are certainly not in line with the Power that is in Heaven.
An older person (who should have known better!) explained to me once that politicians have to please the majority in order to keep peace in the land. And, if the majority favors agendas that might be personally against the morals of the political leader, well then he or she will have to strive to keep his or her personal feelings out of it and govern with a compromised term of office. It is very much a contradiction when you consider “There is no power but from God.” yet many people translate authority to meet their desired way of life rather than using God’s Commandments.
The last few months have really brought to light the definitely skewed values that are held by so many people. The mentality seems to be that you should do your job and try not to get caught if you stray in any way with your personal life. Integrity doesn’t seem to have a place in many life styles and beliefs today. And anyone who is shocked at these seemingly sudden turn of events must have been sleeping the last couple of decades or so.
We now have laws in our land that sanction and even promote abortion for any reason. Euthanasia is no longer the stuff of science fiction novels. Partial birth abortions that result in total anguish and death for the unborn child is being fought over with the death squads winning. Marriage is an outmoded way of life and pro-creation is reduced from a God-given blessing to nothing more than pro-recreation thanks to the contraceptive mind set being cultivated.
The world is not a place to take at face value anymore. Simple trust is not feasible if you want to survive the spiritual holocaust that is feeding into our lives from all sides of our lives. Just perusing the morning newspaper reveals a climate that is, for the most part, incompatible with gaining the final glory of Heaven. The sad thing is that very few are being educated to care about this. And the future of the world depends on the education of the children of today.
I suppose you could read these mental wanderings of mine and find me rather pessimistic. Perhaps so, but take a moment to reflect. How many elected, political officials lack basic morality and integrity? How many laws have been passed that are in reality, incompatible with a basic, moral life? How many people overlook elementary yet essential values when voting in elections? How many Catholics are in this group?

Currently, we have been blessed with many good changes compliments of a President who cares about this country and not his popularity or pocketbook. President Trump gave up a private life of personal comfort and work to take on the problems besetting this country. The national news stations have turned into gossip columns with personal agendas they air as journalism. They suppress the good and emphasize the bad trying to make lies stick to the President and his administration. I hope more people are encouraged by the truths that are very evident and avoid the non newsworthy information the liberals spout and see the many good things that have happened since Election Day 2016.

Graduation Etiquette

Notre Dame joined the impolite exodus of uninformed graduates by walking out of their own graduation because they didn’t ‘approve’ of the person asked to give the graduation address. This time, their ill manners were directed at Vice President Pence.

I think their actions reveal the shallow depths of their personalities, intelligence, and their preparation for the real world. They are walking out of the last safe space of like-minded brains who left early to face the world they really don’t understand nor feel a need to learn about. An intellectual person can not only proclaim but listen to various ideas with an open mind and not the usual open fist they employ to show their supremacy. Their attention deficit problem was revealed the moment they knew that the Vice President would be making the presentation. If questioned as exited, would they have been able to express exactly what offended them about his speech? No, because they have become so ‘learned’ and impressed with their own concocted views, listening to someone else might cause them to, perhaps, question some of their preconceived ideas and send them to their idea of the ‘dark side’ to find out some truths.

Book learning is admirable but the real world doesn’t always get them the jobs they think they are deserving upon graduation. Manners go further than snarling. Humbleness is realizing that there is more to the world outside the college campus than liberal professors and coddling. Yes, you can probably be a person of ‘note’ and make some headlines spouting half-baked agendas from your parents’ basement but listening to another’s viewpoint just might open your closed mind to another aspect of the world.

Congratulations to the graduates, whether they agreed with Vice President Pence or not, who showed upbringing and manners by staying to listen to what he had to say. For the ones that pompously stomped out, take the little test in the picture above. Can YOU see what’s wrong with this picture?

Out of the Mouths of Babes . . . When Keeping Quiet Might Be Better!

Interesting how a teenage boy can command and demand an audience of adults to do his bidding because he says so. I’m getting tired of hearing his name on the news, listening to his foul language, and the lack of research in his pronouncements. Fox News Laura Ingraham called him ‘whiny’ and he immediately calls for a boycott. Sad to say, instead of ignoring this liberal pawn, companies supposedly owned and operated by grownups are falling quickly in line behind a seventeen year old. The world has certainly come to a sorry state. So far, Rachel Ray’s pet food company, Nutrish, was first to declare a boycott. Now, Expedia, Nestle, Hulu, and Wayfair are declaring their support of a child. Well, easy enough to give up Nutrish in my counter boycott – my dogs hated it! There is more than one way to plan a trip so Expedia’s absence from my life is quite okay. Nestle chocolate isn’t that great and there are alternatives to all their products. Hulu and Wayfair are not a constant in my life so closing the door on them works for me.

I will, however, make an effort to catch Laura Ingraham’s show as often as possible while observing which of her advertisers are grownup enough to continue their advertising on her show.

Top Laura Ingraham Advertisers
1. sleepnumber
2. ATT
3. Nutrish
4. Allstate & @esurance
5. Bayer
6. RocketMortgage Mortgage
7. LibertyMutual
8. Arbys
9. Expedia
10.Nestle
11.hulu
12.Wayfair

Anything To Push an Agenda . . .

Let’s review the events of last week. Tragically, a school shooting took place, something that should never happen in a civilized world. If only there had been some warning . . . Wait! The police had visited the home of shooter something like 39 times. Evidently, this did not raise a serious red flag for them. The FBI was notified but they were probably busy hunting down the nonexistent Russian collusion matter. The shooter had been posting disturbing items on his Facebook. Still no real attention to a possibly explosive problem. Then, destroying the memory of Valentine’s Day for many families, the shooter went into the school, armed and ready, and killed 17 people and wounded many others. People wondered why there was no preparation for handling this kind of event . . . Where was the police response? Uh, outside the door of the school for four of six minutes it took place.

Immediately the news tore into this event and put blame where they felt blame was due . . . It was President Trump’s fault. Even though he immediately expressed his anger and offered condolences to the families involved, the news still felt it was President Trump’s fault.

Next to come under fire was the NRA. Where was the membership of the NRA at that time and place? Nowhere. There has never been a member of NRA involved in any such incident. They advocate training, responsibility, and consider the Second Amendment to still be a constitutional right.

Having determined, by the sane minds among us that a lot of blame goes to the FBI and the police department, the liberal faction and their minions are promoting student protests and demeaning the President and encouraging companies to boycott the NRA – who wasn’t even present at the horrific event.

In order to cement the uproar over school shooting and insure success in insulting President Trump and trying to outlaw the NRA, CNN has news reports that are easily exposed as untruths and several people invited to their meetings and that the questions they wanted to present were dropped by CNN in favor of scripted ones that will push their agenda.

The following are the wishy-washy companies that can’t stand up for their own values and chose to go with the left’s viewpoint to punish businesses. Given the weakness of the companies, I’m certainly making sure I don’t support any of them in the future.

First National Bank of Omaha: The bank announced that it would not renew a co-branded Visa credit-card with the NRA.

The Hertz Corp.: The rental car company ended its discount program for NRA members.
MetLife Inc.: The insurer terminated discounts that had been offered to NRA members on the NRA website

Enterprise Holdings Inc.: The car rental company that also owns Alamo and National cut off discounts for NRA members.

Symantec Corp.: The software company that makes Norton Antivirus technology ended its discount program with the NRA.

Chubb Ltd.: The insurer announced it was ending participation in the NRA’s gun-owner insurance program, though it provided notice three months ago.

Best Western: The hotel chain told multiple social media users that it was no longer affiliated with the NRA, though it did not say when that decision was made.

Wyndham Hotels: The hotel chain told social media users it is no longer affiliated with the NRA without specifying when that decision was made.

Meanwhile, I’m wondering about the blame being heaped on the President regarding the latest school shooting. What about the weekly bloodbaths in the strictly gun controlled Chicago? Perhaps, the mayor there should be held accountable . . . the governor of the State of Illinois.

Another thought is why the evil and bad of the gun world is always reported in ‘big print’ when there are probably many cases where someone having a registered weapon saved lives. And, if gun control would solve the problem, would all the liberals that have an entourage of armed security be willing to disarm them, too? Would they continue to need their gated communities?