Monday, November 29, 2010

Kids and Snowballs

Today’s Sunday comic strip, Crankshaft, reminded me of childhood pranks regarding snowballs. I have two memories etched in my mind; neither will get me to Celestial glory, perhaps the proverbial snowballs chance in hell but not Celestial glory.

When my brother and I were fairly young we lived on Long Island and took advantage, with reckless abandon, when ever it snowed. We’d hide behind a row of shrubs waiting for the sound of passing cars; quickly tossing a couple of snowballs at the appropriate moment and then took advantage of natural hiding places provided; it was great fun.

One time we popped up from behind the hedge row and let fly our salvo only to recognize the car we’d randomly targeted turned out to be a police car, the officer’s window rolled down as he patrolled. The moment to run quickly passed; our legs refused to work. The officer put us in the back of his car, drove to our house and handed us over to the warden. Justice has an interesting way of churning out reward; I served twenty years as a police officer.

The other snowball story had to do with a snow fort/wall we’d built in our front yard. Vehicles slowed to turn onto the short street which connected our neighborhood with the adjoining one. It was perfect, a bottle necked canyon like in an old time Western movie; we had them coming or going.

We spotted a fellow slowing down on the slick pavement, his windows down trying to see past a set of windshield wipers that couldn’t keep up with the falling snow. We let a few snowballs fly and hit the mark; his brake lights flashed as he skidded to a halt. Most folks would have chalked it off as “just one of those things” and kept on driving; but when they hit the brakes and tried to chase you down the games got more interesting.

This fellow might have been fired that day, found out his wife was unfaithful or any number of things. He decided to get even with at least one of us as the door flew open, his car left in the middle of the intersection. We took off in all directions; he didn’t stand a chance catching us on our own turf. He was swearing and puffing, puffing and swearing with each belabored stride through drifts of snow while we hid in bushes along the fence line behind our house.

After a while he gave up and plodded slowly back to his car. We thought he needed a little second dose as we let a second volley fly in his direction. He should’ve been ashamed for using that kind of language in front of kids.

This article has been cross posted to The Moral Liberal , a publication whose banner reads, “Defending The Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & The American Constitution”.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Gratitude Expressed

Thanksgiving Day has come and gone; let’s hope our expressions of gratitude extend throughout the year. This morning we heard thought provoking talks which had us consider what our “legacy” would be; would we be valiant in sharing our testimonies, enough to merit the Spirit touching one soul or many? The closing lesson in today’s meetings centered on a talk given this past General Conference by Thomas S. Monson, The Divine Gift of Gratitude .

Gratitude was taught to me at an early age; a gift from my mother. I once wrote, in a collection of thoughts given my own children, “My mother has always elevated any gifts I ever gave her by the manner in which she received those gifts. If I gave her wild flowers picked from the side of a road they were placed in a prominent place in the house for all to see. If I wrote a short story she would praise me for having shared it so well. By her example she has taught me part of what God wants me to know, that to receive a gift properly is as important as the offering of that gift.”

During the week I’m fortunate to have telephone conversations with my mother, nothing earth shaking or of particular noteworthiness; but important none the less. Mom’s a “non-participating” Episcopalian, a very independent woman if ever there was one; all the same she respects my being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints as we agree to disagree on certain doctrinal issues.

This past week our conversation naturally drifted toward being grateful for our many blessings. I mentioned that like Nephi in the opening line of the Book of Mormon , “I, Nephi, having been born of goodly parents…”; it brought tears to her eyes and her voice failed momentarily as my words found a tender place in her heart. In that simple sentence I’d expressed gratitude for the many blessings I’d been shown.

Our family didn’t grow up with an abundance of material things, we weren’t poor; just didn’t have much “stuff”. I was reminded of a time when things were tight and my parents had “too much month at the end of the money”. We children were asked to collect our meager savings; pennies, nickels and dimes from our piggy banks in order to make it through to the next month. Mom choked out her recollection of this event, reminding us that we were eventually paid back every penny borrowed; something which has humbled her to this day as we understood the need to unite as a family.

We were taught the miracle of pea soup; how one batch could last nearly indefinitely. The first night we’d have a small bowl and the remainder was placed in the refrigerator. Over night the miracle happened; the concoction would congeal, so much that large quantities of water had to be added prior to reheating. There would be at least as much pea soup in the container as had been the first day; providing additional meals without the need for additional substance. The scriptures unfolded just as with the loaves and fishes and we were fed.

My folks were products of the Great Depression, something which our own children may have to endure since the lessons of frugality have not been passed from one generation to the next. Each year for Christmas we send my dad a small can of Green Giant Baby Le Sueur Peas, something his family couldn’t afford when he was a young boy. It serves as a reminder; how much value was placed on such a simple commodity at a time when a simple can of peas was considered a luxury. It’s an expression of gratitude for having weathered tough times even when we are no longer stretched to our limits.

Thomas Monson’s admonition to us all:

“My brothers and sisters, to express gratitude is gracious and honorable, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live with gratitude ever in our hearts is to touch heaven.

As I close this morning, it is my prayer that in addition to all else for which we are grateful, we may ever reflect our gratitude for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. His glorious gospel provides answers to life’s greatest questions: Where did we come from? Why are we here? Where do our spirits go when we die? That gospel brings to those who live in darkness the light of divine truth.

He taught us how to pray. He taught us how to live. He taught us how to die. His life is a legacy of love. The sick He healed; the downtrodden He lifted; the sinner He saved…

… Let us follow Him. Let us emulate His example. Let us obey His words. By so doing, we give to Him the divine gift of gratitude.

My sincere, heartfelt prayer is that we may in our individual lives reflect that marvelous virtue of gratitude. May it permeate our very souls, now and evermore. In the sacred name of Jesus Christ, our Savior, amen.”

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Brother or Thunder

Thunder sat still long enough for me to catch him with the camera a while ago; even so, the photograph doesn’t do him justice. Thunder’s coat is fluffed due to the cool snap so it looks like he put on some weight. He’s already nearly twice as big as his little sister Lightning.

I went back and found a picture of Brother and about the only difference is Brother had a white blaze patch on his chest. Dinner time is still forty five minutes from now but the Hobo Kitties are already circling the wagons at the back door.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Time to Saw ‘em Off

This Thanksgivings Day afternoon most folks will be watching a football game cheering their favorite team. Our set will have the Texas Longhorns at Kyle Field where Texas A&M has a chance to finish off their rivals; Saw ‘em off! I never attended A&M, went to Sam Houston State so we didn’t have much to cheer about; but our daughter is a senior engineering student in Aggie land so we have a vested interest.

I can recall the thrill of watching the Corp when they came to Houston on game day against the Rice Owls. They were quite a sight to behold in their uniforms as they closed ranks and marched down the street playing their fight song. I decided to find a YouTube video, something close to match my memories and this is what I came up with.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thankful for the Headbuttr’

Headbuttr’ has discovered she enjoys being inside the house more than outside with the rest of the Hobo Kitties. I find myself looking forward to her extended visits; sleeping with her head curled up to my hand while watching television or at the foot of the bed against my ankle. It was a year ago, almost to the day, when I snapped a few photographs of the close knit family; Brother, Headbuttr’ and Princess . At the time Princess was the one who’d learned that being an inside kitty had its perks while the others kept their distance.

Over the past few weeks Headbuttr’ has found opportunities to scurry inside; not to obtain treats or food, but to get personal attention and cuddles. We don’t call her Headbuttr’ for nothing as she snuggles against the back of our heads, steadily pushing and purring. Bubba puts up with her and has only pounced on her once to let her know who the real boss is.

We still see Brother from time to time when he comes over for a visit and to munch down a free meal; but he’s a true Hobo Kitty living around the neighborhood with no strings attached. Princess had only a short time with us before getting hit by a passing car almost a year ago.

Here’s the way things are with the rest of the Hobo Kitty crew. Pumpkin, formerly known as The Cat With No Name, likes to come inside but doesn’t feel comfortable letting us touch her; yet all the while she meows as if she wants to be petted. Lightning, Puddin’ Head and Jaws will come inside for treats; Lightning likes to be touched; but not picked up whereas Puddin’ Head likes to be cuddled. Thunder has turned into the most beautiful beast; full bodied male with a vibrant ebony coat; very much like Brother. Morris keeps his distance as does Shadow. Silver Bubba will come in occasionally; but for some reason Bubba is ugly toward her will chase Silver Bubba out of the house. We haven’t seen Mark Twain or Baby Silver Bubba in months; ever since there was a terrible thunder storm.

The weather has been warm and muggy going into Thanksgiving Day; but we’re promised a cold front sometime tomorrow afternoon which will drop temperatures from the mid 80’s down to the low 40’s. Headbuttr’ will have the advantage over the others as she basks in the comfort of central heating as the others huddle together in the garage.

Monday, November 22, 2010

What Goes Around…

We celebrate Thanksgiving later this week, a chance to express gratitude for the many blessings we’ve been given. I’ve heard it said the Lord is fairly busy and expects us to provide blessings in His stead. We’re to take care of those around us , feed and clothe those in need.

My wife and I have had a soft spot in our hearts for young missionaries going about sharing the gospel for two years without any recompense. We sign up to have them over for dinner when the opportunity presents itself. During table conversation we get their parents address or email and later send a note letting their parents know how grateful we are for the service being provided, that their young missionary is doing well and sometimes send a photograph taken while they were with us.

Our oldest daughter was on her mission and happened to be invited for dinner while serving in the Salt Lake City South Mission. During the course of the evening she was distracted by a framed picture on the mantle of the host family’s fireplace. “I know this is going to sound odd; but why do you have a picture of my house over your fireplace?”

There was no mistake; it was a picture of her missionary son standing in front of our house. He and his companion had enjoyed a meal and were taking turns, doing their best “Prophet Joseph” pose while in the front yard just as the sun was setting. In this digital age it didn’t take a moment to capture the images and send them along via email.

Thanksgiving isn’t for a single day each year; it’s an attitude which should be in our hearts daily. Express your gratitude through serving others; what goes around comes around.

Photo courtesy of Fox Creek Photographic .

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The Ultimate Form of Wealth Redistribution

According to a recent AP story , the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the use of embryonic stem cells for research and testing on a couple of projects; spinal cord injuries by one company and a vision related problem which affects roughly 30,000 people called Stargardt disease. A dangerous president is being set; our government has decided to indiscriminately remove certain individuals who lack the ability to defend themselves from the gene pool in order to provide the potential for a better quality of life for others.

You might be familiar with a slogan for veterans, “All gave some; some gave all”. In the case of stem cell research the stakes are quite a bit higher, “All gave all”. I suppose you could classify embryonic stem cell research as the ultimate form of wealth redistribution, taking everything from some and giving it to others.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s mission statement reads:

“FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.”

Maybe the FDA has turned a blind eye to protecting our youngest “potential” citizens. The debate over the sanctity of life draws heated discussion across our nation. Abortion in its many stages always ends at least one life and often takes the mother too depending on complications and a host of unconscionable procedures employed. America has now accepted the sacrifice of our most innocent life forms in order to bring about potential medical remedies, some of which could be acquired via other forms of stem cell research.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…”

Thomas Jefferson penned the words of our Declaration of Independence, a set of basic concepts which encapsulate humanity and the desire to provide essential protections to insure the highest level of respect for all. As a nation we need to admit that we’ve fallen from the path, a nation where life was considered sacred and inviolate to one which discards the miracle of life as easily as one puts out a cigarette.

It won’t be long before other atrocities will be considered in the name of making life better for others. You’ve lived a long and productive life; it’s time to give opportunities to the next generation. We need your corneas, liver, kidneys, lungs and heart. You’re no longer useful and have become a drain on our single payer medical system; leave the keys to the house and car in the bowl on your way out.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Motor Trend Dolts Award

Awards mean absolutely nothing anymore; Motor Trend’s car of the year award went to the Chevy Volt. It’s hard to figure the litmus test for excellence. Was it the entry level price tag of $ 41K or its forty miles of service from batteries? Maybe the Volt’s 300 mile range sealed the deal, the first 40 green miles, Blue Birds chirping in the soft morning light via its technically advanced battery, while the rest is provided by a minimally acceptable gasoline powered engine?

“We expected a science experiment, but this is a moon shot,” Motor Trend editors wrote:

“The Volt delivers on the promise of the vehicle concept as originally outlined by GM, combining the smooth, silent, efficient, low-emissions capability of an electric motor with the range and flexibility of an internal combustion engine. It is a fully functional, no-compromise compact automobile that offers consumers real benefits in terms of lower running costs.”

Some folks have classified the Volt as an electric car: but if that’s the case how did they go the other 260 miles? The answer; smoke and mirrors! How did Motor Trend editors come to the conclusion that this car benefits the consumer with lower running costs? The average consumer could purchase 3 Ford Focus cars, VW Jettas, or similarly sized vehicles fully equipped for the price of just one Chevy Volt; lower running costs my Aunt Tilly! Maybe Chevy should have called it the Crock; at least it would have been truth in advertising.

It wasn’t long ago the Nobel Prize was awarded to Obama for his…; pardon me while I try to find something worthwhile Obama actually accomplished…, …; well he must have accomplished something or he wouldn’t have won the award.

“We expected a community activist, but we got a messiah.”

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Five Month Cover Up?

Imagine my surprise this morning while reading the latest AP story by Dina Cappiello, White House tweaked drilling report . What’s interesting about it; Fox ran this story ran back in June and it was referenced on at least one blog . It took the Associated Press five months to break this headline story.

I think there’s an ethics rule among writers, something about not quoting an entire article; then again there are exceptions to most every rule. In this case I’m not quoting a news piece; it’s really a history article, five months old.

“An inspector general says the White House edited a report about the administration’s moratorium on offshore oil drilling to make it appear that scientists and experts supported the idea of a six-month ban on new drilling.

The Interior Department’s inspector general says the changes resulted “in the implication that the moratorium recommendation had been peer reviewed.” But it hadn’t been.

Still, the report said the administration did not violate federal rules because it had offered a formal apology and already publicly clarified the nature of the expert review.

The Web site Politico was first to report the inspector general’s findings . The Associated Press on Wednesday obtained a copy of the report, which has not been publicly released.”

Five months ago Fox reported the Obama administration altered a significant report in order to make it appear as if the moratorium on drilling for oil had been the result of peer review when in fact it was just the opposite, quoting the Fox article which ran June 11, 2010.

“The seven experts who advised President Obama on how to deal with offshore drilling safety after the Deepwater Horizon explosion are accusing his administration of misrepresenting their views to make it appear that they supported a six-month drilling moratorium -- something they actually oppose.”

Silly me, I keep forgetting Fox isn’t really a news outlet and provides entertainment only. It makes my heart feel all warm and fuzzy knowing the Obama administration “did not violate federal rules because it had offered a formal apology and already publicly clarified the nature of the expert review.”

Isn’t that the same as saying “We lied, altered part of an official government report and killed off thousands of jobs in the off shore oil industry; but since we were caught and offered a sincere apology we get a Mulligan”? The word “tweaked” covers a considerable amount of slop, or am I mistaken? A major news media closed its eyes for nearly half a year on a major story making it possible for the Obama administration to destroy America’s off shore drilling industry and all the AP can say, the report was “tweaked”.

This article has been cross posted to The Moral Liberal , a publication whose banner reads, “Defending The Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & The American Constitution”.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Miracle of the Toothpaste Tube

Most of us are familiar with the miracle of the loaves and fishes recorded in the New Testament according to Mark . Skeptics point out the improbability of such a feat and chalk it off as one more reason to discount the scriptures; however, faith separates believer from skeptic.

“And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all.”

Now fast forward to present day and I give you the miracle of the toothpaste tube. For the skeptics I’ll give you a few moments to regain a semblance of composure, get rid of that smirk; that’s close enough. The faithful already know what I’m about to propose.

You get home from the grocery store with a brand new box containing a tube of toothpaste, its cap secured and the tube’s surface pristine and inviting. Order in the world has been restored; you can brush your teeth for quite awhile knowing your supply is in abundance. After a week or so the tube becomes compressed, its patterns indicate someone presses from the bottom while others squeeze from the top. The image provided no longer matches the picture in the advertisement. You brush your teeth, just not as thrilled when you squeeze a glob onto the toothbrush.

Here’s a mystery scientists are unable to explain. How does that last bit of toothpaste, the miniscule portion trapped just below the cap in a seemingly empty tube; how does it continue to provide sufficient amounts of the treasured formula, enough to extend far past reasonable expectations?

Tevia, from Fiddler on the Roof, would have said, “I’ll tell you…”, his booming voice filled with confidence followed by a pause, “…I don’t know”, sheepishly admitting his limited knowledge of the infinite. He would have pulled his shoulders together, smiled weakly and cast his eyes toward heaven in quiet gratitude for the blessings we share.

Scientists claim the universe was the result of a Big Bang. They cover chalk boards with intricate scribbles, mind boggling nomenclature so accurate as to account for laws of physics known only to a few of the most capable. At a certain point; however, the remainder is determined by theory and conjecture; the laws of physics, at least those we are familiar with, cannot explain what has been observed.

Scientists and mathematicians are at a loss when it comes to explaining the moment just prior to and just after the Big Bang. Nothing in their formulas explain how something came from nothing or how something so immense came from something so small, it defies explanation.

The answer to the Big Bang mystery; just as with the “near empty” tube of toothpaste, it’s a miracle. Scoff if you will; but these observations provide a chance to build faith for those who exhibit gratitude to the Lord. I almost forgot; don’t forget to floss.

This article has been cross posted to The Moral Liberal , a publication whose banner reads, “Defending The Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & The American Constitution”.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Throw the Bums Out!

Have you seen the Geico Insurance commercial where Gunny R. Lee Ermey plays a psychiatrist listening to a whiney self absorbed loser? The reason it resonates is his no nonsense approach; tell it like it is and let the chips fall where they may.

I’d like to see Gunny Ermey as America’s Diplomat to the United Nations; not that anyone in the Obama administration would dare show the necessary spirit, bunch of cry babies! Obama is too busy apologizing for America’s exceptional history, for leading the world toward freedom and democracy; maybe we should sit in the corner until our time out session ends.

George Russell has an article on the Fox News website this morning, U.N. Human Rights Council to Take Aim at New Target: United States .

“The Obama administration has gone to elaborate lengths to consult with such groups in advance of the Geneva meeting. The State Department, has led delegations from a variety of government departments (including Labor, Homeland Security, Education and Justice) to consult with such groups in Chicago, Detroit, San Francisco, Harlem, and Albuquerque, according to an official at State.”

If that isn’t enough, according to an article on World Net Daily, CAIR sues Oklahoma for banning Islamic law , Americans can’t say anything which might upset the religion of peace.

“The Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations announced today it will file a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a state ballot measure that bars judges from considering Islamic law in any ruling.”

The plain hard facts are fairly clear; Shariah and Shariah-based court decisions are incompatible within the framework of our republic. Many articles have been written explaining various opinions; some folks claiming we can all live together as one big happy family while others know better , those with their minds still working.

“In the west, in countries that have a sizable Muslim population, there have been calls for the Sharia to be adopted for the Muslim community. These calls should be vigorously opposed; the Sharia conflicts with many basic human values, such as equality before the law, that punishments should be commensurate with the crime, and that the law must be based on the will of the people. The Sharia as it developed in the first few centuries of Islam incorporated many pre-Islamic Middle-Eastern misogynist and tribal customs and traditions. The Sharia was developed not only from the Holy Quran but incorporates legal principles from other sects. We may ask how a law whose elements were first laid down over 1,000 years ago can possibly be relevant in the 21st century. The Sharia reflects the social and economic conditions at the time of the Abbasids and has become further and further out of touch with later social, economic, technological, cultural and moral developments. The principles of the Sharia are inimical to moral progress, humanity and civilized values.”

I’d love to hear Gunny Ermey’s take on what to do with the complaints from CAIR. My guess is it can’t be printed, at least not in its original form. They’d have to alter some of the well chosen words; “jerk-weed” comes to mind. As for the United Nations thumbing their noses at us while they occupy a piece of prime real estate in New York City, “Throw the bums out!”

This article has been cross posted to The Moral Liberal , a publication whose banner reads, “Defending The Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & The American Constitution”.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Political DNA Expanded

Every now and then somebody drops a challenge into the comment section of an article which begs for more than a simple reply. One such entry was left at my blogsite after posting “Political DNA?” under the moniker “h8”. The article suggested recent “scientific” evidence has identified, ‘“the liberal gene,” DRD4 is the first specific bit of human DNA that predisposes people to certain political views, the study’s authors claim.”’

h8 wrote, “Oh my god, you just referenced a movie from the 90s to claim that Obama hates conservatives so much that he’s going to genetically breed them out of existence having now made himself a totalitarian leader not bound by the constitution.”

I did indeed reference a line from a movie from the 90’s, a line which express the author’s justifiable concerns regarding applications of scientific theory. Michael Crichton, earned a medical degree from Harvard Medical School and wrote the book Jurassic Park as a cautionary novel. Issues brought out in the genre of fiction are none the less valid and apply to fringe areas of scientific theory which are considered cutting edge in today’s real world environment.

Who would have thought abortion would be common place in a predominantly Christian society? Life is sacred and yet far too many have accepted the “scientific” description of life as that moment which occurs only after a fetus is outside the womb and taken its first breath. That was only the beginning since many abortion clinics extended their “window of opportunity” far past that first breath and considered an unwanted pregnancy as justification for ending it, even if the birth was completed and life had been established; what’re a few breaths of life if nobody is willing to stop the butchery?

The idea of embryonic stem cell research came along with its promises of miracle cures for a variety of ills; one more reason to ignore abortion since so many people might benefit from the ignominious lump of flesh resembling human form. Folks plagued by incurable circumstances would sell their souls to the Devil for a chance, remote as it might be, for a cure; after all, it’s only a fetus.

If you consider other nations, China and North Korea come to mind easily, where the sex of an unborn child is taken into consideration prior to permitting that child to be born; the idea of having a totalitarian government decide the outcome of pregnancies and the order of life in society becomes rather frightening. It isn’t too far fetched, considering the path America is on, to see social constructs arriving at similar atrocities in the not too distant future if we permit breeches of our constitution to be ignored.

If we accept the “scientific” premise as offered, that the human genome contains a “liberal” gene, it isn’t much of a step to include as an eventuality the establishment of containment boards to insure either the proliferation of such offspring or their eventual destruction. Hence, my quote from the mind of Michael Crichton:

“Don’t you see the danger…inherent in what you’re doing here? Genetic power is the most awesome force the planets’ ever seen; but you wield it like a kid that’s found his dad’s gun. Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether of not they could; they didn’t stop to think if they should.”

This is a plea for restraint as if the collective soul of humanity had observed and commented on what has transpired. We have already witnessed the unfolding agenda of the Obama administration and can reasonably conclude those in positions of leadership do not have the best interests of America in their hearts or minds as they go about the destruction of liberties established by God. (I almost forgot, h8 used a lower case “g” in his original comment; an interesting statist mindset which denies His divine nature).

There’s evidence to suggest the government apparatus which would be used to determine America’s future is already in place. The “scientific” and political machine is the result of a carefully orchestrated altering of health care and all that is associated within the scope of those terms.

Dr. Dave Janda, MD , an orthopedic surgeon and a world-recognized expert on the prevention of sports injuries outlined how health care as we know it will hardly be recognizable due to political middlemen such as The National Coordinator For Health Information and Technology and The Federal Coordinating Council For Comparative Effectiveness Research. You may not be familiar with these positions as they have been given a low profile.

If you’ve done your homework regarding Obama’s so called Health Care Reform legislation you’d know the first part of the package was installed with money from the Stimulus Package, not the two thousand page monstrosity which Nancy Pelosi so eloquently told us, “But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it”. The Federal Coordinating Council For Comparative Effectiveness Research was already put in place by Obama and funded with a huge budget, somewhere around a Billion dollars before congress ever passed Health Care Reform; bet you didn’t know that, just another bill they never read.

Put that together with Obama’s plans to have a national military organization to insure a proper police presence and red flags (hammer and sickle) should be waving all over the place. American must be able to read past the fancy political pap, smoke screens intended to hide the apparatus of enslavement and tyranny or we will surely become victims of our own neglect. Our constitution was divinely inspired and implemented in order to prevent government from doing exactly what has taken place over the past sixty years or so; but significantly accelerated recently, a never ending encroachment upon individual liberties all in the name of progress. Enough!

This article has been cross posted to The Moral Liberal , a publication whose banner reads, “Defending The Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & The American Constitution”.