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WILL YOU TAKE THE TIME TO VOTE?

Local elections matter. Our leaders in Washington, D.C., originate in our individual states, in our local counties.

Early voting begins today. The March 4, 2014 Texas Primary Election date is quickly approaching. Candidates are attending forums, campaign workers are working late hours trying to ensure their candidate’s message is received by as many voters as is possible, and all the while the general public goes about their daily business mostly unaware of the upcoming election. And dare I say, while not caring about the upcoming election.

We live in the United States of America where many wars have shed the blood of our loved ones and America’s monetary resources. These wars were fought for our freedom as well as for the freedom of people living in other countries. But, “We the People” of America ignore the privilege of voting because we are either too busy, think it doesn’t matter how we vote, or simply just do not care. Our apathy is contributing to the erosion of our liberties and freedoms.

As a Christian, I believe it is our duty, obligation if you will, to vote. Not to do so, I believe, is a sin. Our political leaders, it seems, have forgotten that America was founded on the common acceptance of what is known as the Judeo-Christian Ethic, which is the system of the moral and social values that originates in the Old and New Testaments in the Bible.

“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands: one Nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.”

The Texas Pledge: “Honor the Texas Flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible.”

When I see “Old Glory” or hear the Star Spangled Banner played or sung, I get an overwhelming sense of pride. Our Flag is still standing high and proud. What does that mean to you, a voting citizen of the State of Texas?

I am asking you to please vote in this election. Your vote matters.

Below is information to help you as you vote:

For more information, please visit http://www.votedenton.com/

Primary Election Day is March 4, 2014. Polling place for Republican Precincts 4018 & 4043 is E P Rayzor Elementary Library, 377 Rayzor Road, Lantana, TX.

EARLY VOTING: Locations dates and times:
Tuesday – Friday, February 18 – 21, 8am – 5pm
Saturday, February 22, 7am – 7pm
Sunday, February 23, 1pm – 6pm
Monday – Friday, February 24 – 28, 7am – 7pm
Closest Location to Lantana: Double Oak Town Hall, 320 Waketon, Double Oak.

MUST SHOW GOVERNMENT ISSUED IDENTIFICATION: Here is a list of the acceptable forms of photo ID:
•Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
•Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
•Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
•Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS
•United States military identification card containing the person’s photograph
•United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph
•United States passport

With the exception of the U.S. citizenship certificate, the identification must be current or have expired no more than 60 days before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place.

OPPORTUNITIES TO MEET ATTORNEY GENERAL AND GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES TONIGHT

The North Texas College Republicans will hold their weekly meeting tonight, 5 November 2013, 5:00 p.m. – 6 p.m., at the University of North Texas’ Business Leadership Building, Room 070, 1307 West Highland Street – Denton.

There will be two guest speakers, Attorney General Candidate Barry Smitherman, and Michael Quinn Sullivan, CEO of Empower Texans. Barry Smitherman will be speaking briefly, followed by the main speaker Michael Quinn Sullivan.

From 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., the North Texas College Republicans, the Denton, Collin, and NE Tarrant County Young Republicans, invite you to join them at the Pourhouse Sports Grill, 3350 Unicorn Lake Blvd. – Denton, where you will be able to spend an evening with Texas Gubernatorial Candidate, Tom Pauken. Mr. Pauken served on President Ronald Reagan’s White House staff. He is a former Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas, a former national chairman of the College Republicans, and a Vietnam veteran.

6 p.m. begins the Social Hour. The meeting begins at 7pm. Check out the great menu and come hungry! http://www.pourhousegrill.com/

Please note that none of these clubs endorses any candidate in a contested Republican primary but provides information on all candidates.

For more information, please visit Calendar Newest Events at http://dentongop.org/.

Ruse of Returning Fallen Soldier’s Remains. The Pentagon acknowledged Wednesday that no honored dead were in fact arriving, and that the planes used in the ceremonies often couldn’t even fly, and were towed into position.

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2013/10/10/jpac-admits-to-phony-ceremonies-honoring-remains.html

THESE PHONY ARRIVAL CEREMONIES HAVE BEEN TAKING PLACE FOR 7 YEARS! This makes me want to puke. If you have ever had a loved one killed in a military action, especially when the remains are not immediately returned to the family for burial, you know the importance of believing your loved one’s remains are in the coffin being honored. You also know the pain of the process. It stays in your memory.

Whoever thought of this plan is an evil, spiritually dead, individual. It is synonymous with the actions of the current Obama Administration, Progressive Democratic Leadership, AND, the Progressive Republican Leadership.

I can’t even describe the rage and disgust that I am feeling right now. If anyone reads this post, I implore you to take a long, hard look at what is being done to America on a daily basis. There is no doubt in my mind our leaders are taking us down a ruinous path intentionally.

There is also no doubt that Obama’s Administration is tearing our military apart. I don’t care how you “feel” about the gay agenda, it was and is wrong to have reversed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”. How about keeping your sexual preferences to yourself and not break down an entire historical entity because you are a selfish individual with an agenda.

Obama tried his damnedest to keep the WWII Memorial closed during the Democrats’ shut down of the government. Those men and women who would visit that Memorial paid a hell of a higher price for our freedom than Obama has ever thought about. Shame on Obama and his ilk.

Obama tried to make the military pay for private insurance as opposed to the age old practice that the insurance while active and retired is part of the agreement for their service to this country. But, Illegal Immigrants Get Free Medical Care don’t you know. Shame on Obama and his ilk.

Obama threatened Catholic priests in the military with arrest for celebrating Mass during the Democrats’ government shutdown. http://wdtprs.com/blog/2013/10/obama-administration-attacks-catholic-military-personnel-and-threatens-their-chaplains/ Shame on Obama and his ilk.

Obama, it seems, is trying to root out Christian military chaplains. Those opposing Obama’s gay rights agenda were told to “get out” if they didn’t like it. http://spectator.org/archives/2013/01/09/muzzling-military-chaplains Shame on Obama and his ilk.

Obama and DOD Secretary Hagel have official Army documents that advise soldiers that evangelical Christians and Tea Party supporters are a threat to the United States and are “tearing the nation apart”. Soldiers were told they could be charged with committing a military crime if they supported or donated to such organizations. This was done at Ft. Hood. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/10/23/Military-Training-Doc-Anti-Christian-SPLC-a-Trusted-Source-to-Define-Extremism Shame on Obama and his ilk.

Obama’s and his followers’ agenda seems to be to scare us into submission. Don’t let them. Evil is prevalent in our country and in our world. The division in America is not because of Christians. God is the Supreme Being and Creator of all we know, and all we don’t know. He is the Alpha and the Omega. Everyone living must die. We’ll see who is scared then.

“It can not be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians, not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ!”
― Patrick Henry

Pray for a revival of Christ in America.

Letter from Bill Schoonover to Senators Murray & Cantwell

Mr. Schoonover is from Oak Harbor, WA. His letter, however, is appropriate for many. This is copied from Snopes.
April 3, 2013
Senator Patty Murray
Senator Maria Cantwell
Washington, DC , 20510
Dear Senator:
I have tried to live by the rules my entire life. My father was a Sergeant Major, U.S. Army, who died of combat related stresses shortly after his retirement. It was he who instilled in me those virtues he felt important – honesty, duty, patriotism and obeying the laws of God and of our various governments. I have served my country, paid my taxes, worked hard, volunteered and donated my fair share of money, time and artifacts.
Today, as I approach my 79th birthday, I am heart-broken when I look at my country and my government. I shall only point out a very few things abysmally wrong which you can multiply by a thousand fold. I have calculated that all the money I have paid in income taxes my entire life cannot even keep the Senate barbershop open for one year! Only Heaven and a few tight-lipped actuarial types know what the Senate dining room costs the taxpayers. So please, enjoy your haircuts and meals on us.
Last year, the president spent an estimated 1.4 $billion on himself and his family. The vice president spends $millions on hotels. They have had 8 vacations so far this year! And our House of Representatives and Senate have become America ‘s answer to the Saudi royal family. You have become the “perfumed princes and princesses” of our country.
In the middle of the night, you voted in the Affordable Health Care Act, a.k.a. “Obama Care,” a bill which no more than a handful of senators or representatives read more than several paragraphs, crammed it down our throats, and then promptly exempted yourselves from it substituting your own taxpayer-subsidized golden health care insurance.
You live exceedingly well, eat and drink as well as the “one percenters,” consistently vote yourselves perks and pay raises while making 3.5 times the average U.S. individual income, and give up nothing while you (as well as the president and veep) ask us to sacrifice due to sequestration (for which, of course, you plan to blame the Republicans, anyway).
You understand very well the only two rules you need to know – (1) How to get elected, and (2) How to get re-elected. And you do this with the aid of an eagerly willing and partisan press, speeches permeated with a certain economy of truth, and by buying the votes of the greedy, the ill-informed and under-educated citizens (and non-citizens, too, many of whom do vote) who are looking for a handout rather than a job. Your so-called “safety net” has become a hammock for the lazy. And, what is it now, about 49 or 50 million on food stamps – pretty much all Democrat voters – and the program is absolutely rife with fraud with absolutely no congressional oversight?
I would offer that you are not entirely to blame. What changed you is the seductive environment of power in which you have immersed yourselves. It is the nature of both houses of Congress which requires you to subordinate your virtue in order to get anything done until you have achieved a leadership role. To paraphrase President Reagan, it appears that the second oldest profession (politics), bears a remarkably strong resemblance to the oldest.
As the hirsute first Baron John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton (1834 – 1902), English historian and moralist, so aptly and accurately stated, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.” I’m only guessing that this applies to the female sex as well. Tell me, is there a more corrupt entity in this country than Congress?
While we middle class people continue to struggle, our government becomes less and less transparent, more and more bureaucratic, and ever so much more dictatorial, using Czars and Secretaries to tell us (just to mention a very few) what kind of light bulbs we must purchase, how much soda or hamburgers we can eat, what cars we can drive, gasoline to use, and what health care we must buy. Countless thousands of pages of regulations strangle our businesses costing the consumer more and more every day.
As I face my final year, or so, with cancer, my president and my government tell me “You’ll just have to take a pill,” while you, Senator, your colleagues, the president, and other exulted government officials and their families will get the best possible health care on our tax dollars until you are called home by your Creator while also enjoying a retirement beyond my wildest dreams, which of course, you voted for yourselves and we pay for.
The chances of you reading this letter are practically zero as your staff will not pass it on, but with a little luck, a form letter response might be generated by them with an auto signature applied, hoping we will believe that you, our senator or representative, has heard us and actually cares. This letter will, however, go on line where many others will have the chance to read one person’s opinion, rightly or wrongly, about this government, its administration and its senators and representatives.
I only hope that occasionally you might quietly thank the taxpayer for all the generous entitlements which you have voted yourselves, for which, by law, we must pay, unless, of course, it just goes on the $17 trillion national debt for which your children and ours, and your grandchildren and ours, ad infinittum, must eventually try to pick up the tab.
My final thoughts are that it must take a person who has either lost his or her soul, or conscience, or both, to seek re-election and continue to destroy this country I deeply love and put it so far in debt that we will neverpay it off while your lot improves by the minute, because of your power. For you, Senator, will never stand up to the rascals in your House who constantly deceive the American people. And that, my dear Senator, is how power has corrupted you and the entire Congress. The only answer to clean up this cesspool is term limits.
This, of course, will kill the goose that lays your golden eggs. And woe be to him (or her) who would dare to bring it up.

Sincerely,
Bill Schoonover
3096 Angela Lane
Oak Harbor, WA 98277

Parent Arrested When He Didn’t Follow Protocol Asking Questions About Common Core

Wake up America. Liberties and freedoms are lost every day.

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2013-09-20/news/bs-md-co-common-core-arrest-20130920_1_police-officer-common-core-new-curriculum

Would you have the courage to stand up with this parent, to stand up for your child(ren)? If you don’t, God help us.

I hope this video goes viral.

Counsel on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

http://dailycaller.com/2013/09/19/cair-attacks-fox-news-limbaugh-levin-as-islamophobic

While accusing several conservatives of “Islamophobics”, New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie, Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin, and the Democratic members of the House Homeland Security Committee, on the other hand, are named on CAIR’s “Best List Inductees.”

The IRS is still under Congressional investigation (stonewalling by Obama Administration still very active), but, the Counsel on American-Islamic Relations has an active 501(c)(3). Something’s wrong with this picture. http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/091813-671639-revelations-point-to-irs-pattern-of-abuse.htm