When Israel Stands Alone

When Israel Stands Alone

Zechariah 12

An Oracle.

The word of the Lord concerning Israel: Thus says the Lord, who stretched out the heavens and founded the earth and formed the human spirit within: See, I am about to make Jerusalem a cup of reeling for all the surrounding peoples; it will be against Judah also in the siege against Jerusalem. On that day I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples; all who lift it shall grievously hurt themselves. And all the nations of the earth shall come together against it. … 9 And on that day I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

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The Democratic party needs the poor

The Democratic party needs the poor

A few days back I was having a chat with my just barely right of center but still Democrat mother about the voting block of the Democratic party. I was wondering about the demographics for voting purposes. The Democratic party is, largely, very dependent on an extremely poor and undereducated voting group made of minorities.

What I was wondering was  – if they actually improve their lot in life, don’t they become the ‘evil’ rich enemy? Isn’t it in the natural voting benefit of the Democratic party for the voting base to remain the voting demographic that it is? What happens if people start moving up and out of poverty and gaining an education? Do they no longer find a relevant voice for them in the Democratic party that has become very anti-wealth, anti-business, and generally spiteful of anyone who has more?

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Let’s Talk Election Fraud

Let’s Talk Election Fraud

It is, according to pretty much every Democrat that I know, something which is the hallmark tactic of the Republican party. They strongly believe that these horrible Republican corruptions must be ended before Republicans ruin what little is left of the democratic election process. Funny, since Republicans think the same thing about Democrats, but Democrats believe that their people don’t do these sorts of things, being so much more elevated and evolved (deluded?) you know.

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If more people read Jefferson

If more people read Jefferson

My middle school aged daughter recently remarked to me that they way our government talks sounds a lot like what she is reading about how Rome conquered the unwashed tribes of Britannia. Of course, she’s reading a book by Winston Churchill that our unwashed masses have never heard of. A little education goes a long way, and that made me start thinking about Thomas Jefferson and how sad it is that so few people have taken the opportunity to read some of what he had to say.

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Four More Years

Four More Years

The numbers are in and Obama gets another term in office. The people have made their choice, and we have to live with it for at least four more years.

The easiest way to explain my feelings seeing the numbers coming through was a feeling of loss and remorse, but not anger. No the anger came later, and it wasn’t so much anger as intense frustration.

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Foregin Policy Debate Skippers

Foregin Policy Debate Skippers

The problem for Obama is that he needed a home run, not just a draw. He needed to gain a big big big bump from this debate not only to make up for the last one, but to make up for what he will lose in the next one on foreign policy.

The next debate is going to be one giant talk about foreign policy, and since Mitt Romney doesn’t have a foreign policy record for comparison, it will be a lot of talk about how he would do things differently from Obama and how Obama has done things wrong. Obama will likewise be talking about his foreign policy, but since the only real ‘win’ for Obama has been killing Osama bin Laden, it’s not going to hold the fort against everything else that has happened.

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