Friday, December 14, 2012

No Gun

Armed with a knife,  Min Yingjun, 36 slashed 22 children and one 85 year old woman at the gate of a primary school in central China's Henan Province this morning. 

I suspect this morning's shooting in Connecticut will cause people to forget that millions of people that weren't deranged didn't use the millions of guns available to them to kill innocents. I suspect there will be hysterical calls to ban guns anyway. I also suspect that there will not be a loud, outraged call to ban knives in China.

I can't even grasp the concept of the level of sickness that would prompt a person to kill their own mother then a room full of babies. I cannot even get close. I am sickened at the story. One thing I am certain of, though. A very sick person did this. Min Yingjun is evidence that someone that sick will use whatever tool is at his disposal to hurt others.

Mourn our babies. Don't use this tragedy as an excuse to play politics or object to our Constitution. I am crying for these children and their families.

Trust Godly People

It may seem nice to have someone encourage us to do whatever we want because advice that goes against our wishes is difficult to accept. However, our decisions must be based on the quality of the advice, not on its attractiveness or the majority opinion of our peers. God encourages us to get advice from wise counselors, but how can we test the advice we receive? Advice that agrees with the principles in God's Word is reliable. We must always separate advice from our own desires, the majority opinion, or whatever seems best in our limited perspective, and weigh it against God's commands. He will never lead us to do what he has forbidden in his Word-even in principle. We should trust Godly counselors and have the courage to stand against those who would have us do otherwise.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Light And Fluffy

"One of the penalties of not participating in politics is that you will be governed by your inferiors." Plato

Can the USA survive Obama's drive to socialism through the promotion of class warfare?

The folks who are getting free stuff, don't like the folks who are paying for the free stuff because the folks who are paying for the free stuff can no longer afford to pay for both the free stuff and their own stuff.

The folks who are paying for the free stuff want the free stuff to stop, and the folks who are getting the free stuff want even more free stuff on top of the free stuff they are already getting!

Now... The people who are forcing the people to pay for the free stuff have told the people who are RECEIVING the free stuff, that the people who are PAYING for the free stuff, are being mean, prejudiced, and racist.

So... The people who are GETTING the free stuff have been convinced they need to hate the people who are paying for the free stuff by the people who are forcing some people to pay for their free stuff, and giving them the free stuff in the first place.

Now understand this. All great democracies have committed financial suicide somewhere between 200 and 250 years after being founded. The reason? The voters figured out they could vote themselves money from the treasury by electing people who promised to give them money from the treasury in exchange for electing them.

Thomas Jefferson said: "The democracy (Republic) will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."

The United States officially became a Republic in 1776, 235 years ago. The number of people now getting free stuff outnumbers the people paying for the free stuff.

A Nation of Sheep Breeds a Government of Wolves

"The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money". Margaret Thatcher

Light and fluffy, but oh so serious.

If Fools Ignore Him, America Dies

Did you know that 52 of the 55 signers of The Declaration of Independence were deeply committed Christians? The other three believed in the Bible as the divine truth, the God of scripture, and His personal intervention. Immediately after creating the Declaration of Independence, the Continental Congress voted to purchase and import 20,000 copies of scripture for the people of this nation. 


Interesting, huh?


Patrick Henry, who is called the firebrand of the American Revolution, is still remembered for his words, 'Give me liberty or give me death', but in current textbooks the context of these words is deleted. Here is exactly what he said:“An appeal to arms and the God of hosts is all that is left us. But we shall not fight our battle alone. There is a just God that presides over the destinies of nations. The battle sir, is not of the strong alone. Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death.”


These sentences have been erased from our textbooks.


Was Patrick Henry a Christian? In 1776, he wrote, 'It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religion, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For that reason alone, people of other faiths have been afforded freedom of worship here.'


Thomas Jefferson wrote on the front of his well- worn Bible: 'I am a Christian, that is to say a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus. I have little doubt that our whole country will soon be rallied to the unity of our Creator and, I hope, to the pure doctrine of Jesus also.'


George Washington, in his farewell speech on September 19, 1796: 'It is impossible to govern the world without God and the Bible. Of all the dispositions and habits that lead to political prosperity, our religion and morality are the indispensable supporters. Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that our national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.' 


From George Washington's personal prayer book: 'Oh, eternal and everlasting God, direct my thoughts, words and work. Wash away my sins in the immaculate blood of the lamb and purge my heart by the Holy Spirit. Daily, frame me more and more in the likeness of thy son, Jesus Christ, that living in thy fear, and dying in thy favor, I may in thy appointed time obtain the resurrection of the justified unto eternal life. Bless, O Lord, the whole race of mankind and let the world be filled with the knowledge of thy son, Jesus Christ.'


In an address to military leaders, John Adams, our second president and chairman of the American Bible Association, said, 'We have no government armed with the power capable of contending with human passions, unbridled by morality and true religion. Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.' 


Are you following this? How about our first Court Justice, John Jay? He stated that when we select our national leaders, if we are to preserve our Nation, we must select Christians. 'Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers and it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian Nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.'


John Quincy Adams, son of John Adams, was the sixth U.S. President. He was also the chairman of the American Bible Society, which he considered his highest and most important role. On July 4, 1821, President Adams said, 'The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.'


Calvin Coolidge, our 30th President, reaffirmed this truth when he wrote, 'The foundations of our society and our government rest so much on the teachings of the Bible that it would be difficult to support them if faith in these teachings would cease to be practically universal in our country.' 




In 1782, the United States Congress voted this resolution: 'The congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.'


William Holmes McGuffey is the author of the McGuffey Reader, which was used for over 100 years in our public schools with over 125 million copies sold until it was stopped in 1963. President Lincoln called him the 'Schoolmaster of the Nation.' Listen to these words of Mr. McGuffey: 'The Christian religion is the religion of our country. From it are derived our notions on character of God, on the great moral Governor of the universe. On its doctrines are founded the peculiarities of our free institutions. From no source has the author drawn more conspicuously than from the sacred Scriptures. From all these extracts from the Bible I make no apology.'


Of the first 108 universities founded in America, 106 were distinctly Christian, including the first, Harvard University, chartered in 1636. In the original Harvard Student Handbook rule number 1 was that students seeking entrance must know Latin and Greek so that they could study the scriptures: 'Let every student be plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider well, the main end of his life and studies is, to know God and Jesus Christ, which is eternal life, John 17:3; and therefore to lay Jesus Christ as the only foundation of all sound knowledge and learning. And seeing the Lord only giveth wisdom, let everyone seriously set himself by prayer in secret to seek it of him (Proverbs 2:3).' For over 100 years, more than 50% of all Harvard graduates were pastors! 


It is clear from history that the Bible and the Christian faith, were foundational in our educational and judicial system yet in 1947, there was a radical change of direction in the Supreme Court. The following prayer was banished: 'Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence on Thee. We beg Thy blessings upon us and our parents and our teachers and our country. Amen.'


In 1963, the Supreme Court ruled that Bible reading was outlawed as unconstitutional in the public school system. The court offered this justification: 'If portions of the New Testament were read without explanation, they could and have been psychologically harmful to children.'


Bible reading became unconstitutional, though the Bible was quoted 94% of the time by those who wrote our constitution and shaped our Nation and its system of education and justice and government. In 1965, the Courts denied as unconstitutional the rights of a student in the public school cafeteria to bow his head and pray audibly for his food.


In 1980, Stone vs. Graham outlawed the Ten Commandments in our public schools.The Supreme Court said this: 'If the posted copies of the Ten Commandments were to have any effect at all, it would be to induce school children to read them. And if they read them, meditated upon them, and perhaps venerated and observed them, this is not a permissible objective.'


Is it not a permissible objective to allow our children to follow the moral principles of the Ten Commandments?James Madison, the primary author of the Constitution of the United States, said this: 'We have staked the whole future of our new nation, not upon the power of government; far from it. We have staked the future of all our political constitutions upon the capacity of each of ourselves to govern ourselves according to the moral principles of the Ten Commandments.'


God bless America. Please?
Most of what you read in this DoerBitter Dispatch entry has been erased from our textbooks. Revisionists have rewritten history to remove the truth about our country's Christian roots. Please feel free to spread this url (http://www.doerbitter.com/2012/07/if-fools-ignore-him-america-dies.html).

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Let Them Eat Gay Marriage

Barack Obama is still counting on the votes of the gullible youth of America, despite his flagrant abuse of that particular demographic. While campaigning back in 2008, he promised them everything. Remember all the free "stuff"? My 22 year old gets the bedroom in our basement, has huge student loans with the added bonus of a high interest rate, and can't find a job in her field. Obama promised America's youth transparency and fiscal responsibility while recklessly spending an average of 4 billion dollars per day that has to be borrowed, creating gigantic entitlement taxation and spending that our kids will unsuccessfully work all their lives to pay for. He hides behind presidential privilege, refuses to release information on his background, and continues to blame his predecessors for his failures as president. Laughably, he now accuses his opponent in the 2012 presidential race of blaming others and of hiding things! Hey kids, please tell me you see something wrong with this picture.


College grads today have ridiculously high unemployment rates and studies have shown that graduating into such a weak economy has a long-lasting detrimental effect on the earnings of youth. This is the payoff for their loyalty to Obama. Hope and change has become hype and blame. That does not an economic recovery make. Instead of fixing it, he focused on creating the gigantic government takeover of the nation's health care system and now he wants to raise taxes. A lot. Using a squirt-gun to put out a raging forest fire is unlikely to have a successful outcome.


Today, we find out that Obama has gone behind the back of congress and stripped the work requirement out of the welfare program. This action might help Democrats in the long run by ensuring continued dependence on the government dole, but I, for one, hope that our youth are smart enough not to fall for that trap that guarantees multi-generational poverty.


I know that some of the president's social agenda is popular with our youth. I get it. Compassion. Tolerance. Charity. I get it. Hopefully our kids see the big picture before November and realize that their standard of living for the rest of their lives is at stake. I don't know if Romney will go down in history as a good president, but I am fairly certain that Obama's legacy won't be very positive and shiny, and it is already marked as being downright hostile toward our youth.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Everyone Likes A Good Train-wreck

I have a dear old friend that gets a few sound bites tossed his way and he is off to the races, extolling the virtues of our gourd and savior, Barack Obama. Joe is also a train guy, that is, he loves his model trains. He doesn't quite understand them, but he loves them.

One day not too long ago, Joe took me out to his garage where he has a magnificent miniature city assembled, complete with a large working railroad. Getting into the production, he carefully placed an engine and several cars on the track, complete with caboose, then let it run for a few minutes before apparently fearing I was getting bored. (I wasn't - I think trains are cool too).
But oh how I love the words he uttered before eagerly setting another full train on the tracks. His words are often the precursor to something good. Or disastrous. Either way, he had my full attention. "Hey, watch this," Joe commanded.
Now, Joe is a nice enough guy but I just really don't think he fully understands electricity. Expecting one train to go around the track in the normal manner, namely engine first, and the other train to go around the track backwards would seem almost logical, provided the trains were told in advance that this was a one way track.
By now you've probably guessed it. Joe excitedly flipped the switch and yes-sirree Bob, Obama was elected President of the United States of America. Watching the train-wreck occur was entertaining in a way but it also made me wince because I know how much Joe loves his trains. What really got me going the other day, though, was when Joe, having watched the terrible destruction of the previous train-wreck, started painstakingly setting up his train on the tracks again.
When he got to the second locomotive and started aligning its wheels on the tracks, once again on a collision course with the first train, I had to leave. Poor Joe. I think he just doesn't get it. 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Stolen Valor


With all the hoopla of Chief Justice Roberts rewriting the deeply flawed Obamacare legislation, the press all but ignored the decision by that same court, at the same time, to overturn the Stolen Valor Act of 2006.

That act, now invalidated, basically said that a person could not claim to have been awarded military honors if they had not actually earned them. The court ruled Thursday to overturn the conviction of Xavier Alvarez, a former California politician who had lied about being a decorated war veteran. He had been convicted of violating the Stolen Valor Act which made it a crime to lie about receiving the Medal of Honor and other prestigious military honors.

This ruling is infuriating to the millions of veterans who have honorably served this country. At least it would be if the press reported it. This ruling cheapens the honor of all those veterans who have served, sacrificed, been recognized for their service; their sacrifice.
Lying about receiving such military honors is still fraud if done on a job or college application or in some other instance where personal monetary gain is a potential outcome. If a person tells this lie just to impress friends, then they will not be charged under the Stolen Valor Act. This person and his reputation will, however, be in deep doo doo if he finds himself face to face with proud Americans that know a little something about honor and integrity and personal sacrifice.

I am a firm believer in the First Amendment, but free speech is distinctly different from lying in a manner that steals the valor of  true heroes and I will interpret this SCOTUS ruling to mean that it is up to us as a society to weed out any lowlife that would attempt to steal the valor of our decorated veterans.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Nipple Stitches

I run with scissors because it makes me feel dangerous. I had surgery today and ended up with stitches. It wasn't actually surgery but the doctor had to numb the area in order to take a biopsy. If you've never gotten a shot in your right areola (the nipular region of your chest), then you don't know the extraordinary pain I had to endure today. I can only speculate that the left side would be comparable but without having experienced it, I have to assume those of you who have, have suffered less than I.

The nurse said, "little prick", just before stabbing me. I wanted to respond, "fat bitch", but she was holding the sharp pointy thing. Then, expecting a little prick, she jabbed that dang coat hanger into my nipple! I arched my back and clenched my teeth in the most manly manner I could muster under the circumstances and waited until she was done and had turned her back before wiping away the tear that had dropped off the ceiling and rolled down my face.

I didn't feel a thing when the doc came at me with his scallop chopper outer. You know, the cookie cutter little thingy? Anyway, that didn't hurt because Nurse Ratchet had actually succeeded in inducing shock which evidently has a numbing effect on my nipples.

So now I'm in a motel room with my beautiful wife and as I remove my shirt, I realize how tough pirates look with their eye patches and how not so tough nipple patches look.

Friday, June 29, 2012

New Power of SCOTUS - Writing Law


The Obamacare mandate isn't a mandate under the Commerce Clause, it's a tax. But Obama swore repeatedly that it isn't a tax. But the Supreme Court said it is...
Did Obama lie to us when he said there would be no new taxes on anyone earning less than $250,000? Or did he already know he was about to foist the largest new tax ever in the history of mankind on the American people? Did he lie or is he just stupid or incompetent? No really, I want to know which it is.
What about the second largest tax increase ever? You know the one. The one that effects every one of us if Obama doesn't act by the end of the year. My goodness. That's a lot of new taxes on every man woman, child and goat from a president who looked us in the eye and swore to us that he wouldn't do it. But then he did it. And now he wants another four years. That's the audacity of hope and change. Audacity indeed.
A family of four that refuses to skip their mortgage payments in order to pay for their mandated health insurance will be fined, nee taxed, $2,085 or 2.5% of their household income, whichever is higher, for exercising fiscal discipline. That will go down well.
When the SCOTUS shocked the world by redefining what constitutes a tax, they in effect tossed Obamacare back into the political arena. They chose to tell America that they were unwilling to declare a bad law illegal and that we must elect the people necessary to get this poorly written legislation replaced with something that actually provides healthcare in an affordable manner. 
Especially troubling is that the Supreme Court did not interpret the individual mandate to be a tax, they rewrote the legislation in order to call it a tax. Remember the writers took great pains to say it was not a tax. Tax writing must originate in the House of Representatives, never in the Judiciary.
51 votes in the Senate and a Republican in the White House are required to get this mess behind us so we can institute real reform that doesn't dramatically expand the socialist nanny state model which is failing so spectacularly in Europe at this very moment. 51 Senate votes and a President. 

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Judicial Activism


President Obama labeled the probable Supreme Court decision ruling Obamacare unconstitutional as “judicial activism, or a lack of judicial restraint, that an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law.” 
Alexander Hamilton disagreed two centuries ago in Federalist 78, writing, “There is no position which depends on clearer principles, than that every act of a delegated authority, contrary to the tenor of the commission under which it is exercised, is void. No legislative act, therefore, contrary to the Constitution, can be valid. . . .”
Or, as the Wall Street Journal explained on Monday:
“Judicial activism is not something that happens every time the Supreme Court overturns a statute. The Justices owe deference to Congress and the executive, but only to the extent that the political branches stay within the boundaries of the Constitution. Improper activism is when the Court itself strays beyond the founding document to find new rights or enhance its own authority without proper constitutional grounding.”
The Journal added, “Far from seeking an activist ruling, the Obamacare plaintiffs aren’t asking the Court to overturn even a single commerce clause precedent.”
Gobama Go

Sunday, April 1, 2012

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The Best President Ever

I've changed my mind.
President Barack Obama is the best president ever. His Affordable Healthcare Act is superior legislation, without a doubt. It is constitutional and revenue neutral and will almost certainly reduce our cost of healthcare and provide coverage for all.

Our current president has led us through a magnificent recovery and created tens of jobs. Economic growth is occurring at a breakneck pace and everyone that wants a job, has one. Gasoline is hardly even double what it was in 2008!

Barack Obama has provided hope and change as promised. His is the most transparent regime we have ever experienced and he created a bipartisan work environment, as promised.

I humbly apologize to anyone I may have disenfranchised these past three something years since he was anointed. Barack Obama, you're all right in my book.


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Random Thoughts From Far Away

I will try my hardest to be non-judgmental, open-minded (but with a God-based morality, always), and kind. That does Not mean I will allow anyone to say illogical or erroneous or misguided things without challenge. Ready, Go!

The King's job is to make things better. What has the King done to eliminate the dependent class in your land?

Has he decreased the number of families that cannot provide for themselves or has the number of people that rely on charity and other people's money increased?

Do you want the state to do something for you, to give you something that benefits you even if it means the state must steal from someone else?

If the King has simply taken more money from those who have earned it so it can be given to those who have not, then there has been no net improvement and the King is failing.

Voltaire: Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. (Do you believe homosexuality is moral?)

When a society rejects God, it will increasingly look for someone else to save them. That "savior" often becomes the "king".

5 attributes that marked a decline of Rome at its end:
A growing love of show & luxury.
An obsession with sex, including homosexuality.
Freakishness in the arts, masquerading as originality & enthusiasms pretending to be creativity.
An increased desire to live off the state.

Laws are now in place that we must accept a "behavior" (homosexuality). Not a group of people (like blacks) but a "behavior". The state believes it has the authority to legislate morality now.

Mans self is a poor center of himself.
-Francis Bacon

In countries with strong central governments, the people with the power and money are the politicians instead of the businessmen. Are they benevolent and kind? Selfless and charitable? Or are they barbaric and power hungry? What direction do you believe your kingdom headed?