Obama's past, associations don't comply with democracy
“All men having power ought to be distrusted,” according to James Madison, who was known as the “Father of the United States Constitution.”
He was the fourth president of the United States and served during the War of 1812. I can’t prove this, but I’ll bet Madison would agree with me that it is foolhardy to put someone in a position of power, such as president of the U.S., that we know nothing about! Blame in large amounts fall on the traditional media, both broadcast and print. Never before have we elected a chief executive that we know nothing about.
Let’s not forget the ridiculous strategy of the GOP leadership. They thought it would be a mistake to talk about Mr. Obama’s past, including his past and present associations. Did not Mom and Dad always say “Birds of a feather, flock together”?
Obama’s mother divorced his father and she married another Marxist. His mentors as a child were communists. He has spent his entire life surrounded by communists. Having trouble thinking of some names? Ever hear of Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, also known as the “unrepentant terrorist”? Professor Ayers and his wife, also a professor, have been working for the overthrow of the government of the U.S. since the 1960s. Dohrn and Bill Ayers founded the far left “Weather Underground.” This organization was committed to the violent overthrow of the U.S. government.
One bombing resulted in murder charges against Ms. Dohrn. She also spent several years on the FBIs Most Wanted list. Among her other accomplishments, Ms. Dohrn was/is an officer of the “Students for a Democratic Society.” The name obviously is to confuse you into believing this isn’t a communist organization. Once asked if she was a leftist, Bernadine Dohrn replied, “I am a revolutionary communist.”
Why bother to speak of these two?
They happen to be best friends with Barack Hussein Obama. Mr. Obama announced his intention to run for office from the Ayers/Dohrn home!! More recently Ayers is helping to keep the “occupy” movement well organized and funded with money from George Soros, a billionaire “monetary terrorist” who also happens to own a lot of our information sources in the U.S. His money goes to ACORN, MoveOn.org, Modern Matters and many others. Mr. Soros is also a big supporter of B. Obama, having contributed millions of dollars to his campaign.
In spite of his radical associations, the traditional media calls Mr, Obama a “middle of the road” Democrat. He has most recently been referred to as a “European socialist,” Rush Limbaugh and others are finally openly referring to the president as a Marxist!! Those who did not grow up in post-World War II America might ask “What is wrong with a Marxist/communist?”
Hayward S. Bellah,
Glad to have pledge and prayer; let's get it in schools, too
I want to give a heartfelt thanks to Weatherford City government for bringing back the pledge and prayer to their meetings.
Now, let’s go another step forward and bring them back to the classrooms. It just takes a very few minutes to say the pledge and have a moment or two of silent prayer. Those that want to pray can; the ones that are not sure can or not and those that choose not to won’t be singled out. Let’s make this a county wide commitment.
Just stop and think — God and our servicemen and women have given their all that we do not have to live in constant fear of being shot or bombed. So, as everyday citizens, this is just a small thing we can contribute. As parents and citizens work to get the prayers and pledge back, let’s have children with love and patriotism in their hearts.
Maybe in doing this we can soften hearts a little and go back to a friendlier, helpful and loving nation and not so much “me, me, me.” Let’s be a “you, me, us” nation again.
Darlene Mader Woodruff,
Thank you from the family of Jim Benware
A very special thank you to Pastor Rick Davis, Hunter Mayberry, Brock Baptist Church, the Ladies of the Brock Community Center and our many wonderful friends and family for your sympathy and kindness expressed during the sudden loss of our loved one, Jim (Bo) Benware. Words cannot express our gratitude to each of you.
The Benware, Bouyer and Crudup families
Obama, Rep. King have political corruption in common
There is a specter haunting America, the specter of corporate socialism. Career politicians suck the marrow out of already desperate families to buy support and campaign contributions. Many take unethical gifts and spend raised money like kings of old.
Our Founding Fathers would roll in their graves if they saw the mess our elected officials have made. Patriots, loyal Americans, we cannot stand for this unheard of level of corruption. We cannot allow people like Obama and Phil King to unravel the fabric of the American flag.
We are a beacon of freedom, but that light could one day be extinguished. We’ve seen China challenge American primacy. We’ve seen Chinese students outscore our own, all because representatives such as Phil King reject increasing support for local teachers and public education in general. This cannot stand.
President Ronald Reagan never allowed our education system to implode; he would be horrified at the thought of losing primacy to China. Yet, if something could be worse than losing American hegemony, it would be the backroom deals and corrupt practices of bloated politicians we see daily.
In our own district, Phil King has been fined numerous times for unethical actions, and has publicly lied about receiving gifts from a utility corporation lobby. Like Obama, King knows how to spin words to his favor. Even now I am sure a web is being weaved to smooth out his violations of the Texas Ethics Commission. But do not buy into his charm. Like Obama, he uses the same rhetoric that has kept career politicians in office for decades. If this country is truly a just nation, if its people truly care about its founding principles, come November patriots will rise up and vote out all of the crooks. Come November, they will vote out Obama and Phil King, and restore America to its glorious beauty.
We the people have the power, America is a democracy, not a monarchy. Say no more corruption, no more incumbents, Nobama, No King!
Voters should know qualifications of elected leaders
When a citizen seeks to work for the city of Weatherford, they must fill out the application. The Weatherford “Application for Employment” is very specific about the information that is required. The applicant fills out two pages full of details about previous employers, salaries, reasons for leaving, etc. At the bottom of the front page, the applicant is required to circle a number 1 through 12 for their highest education level. Following that they must check if they have a high school diploma or a GED. Below this data the applicant is required to circle a number 1 through 5+ for college and write in the degree. Full disclosure is obviously provided by the applicants.
At the national and state levels the media has done a fair job of vetting our candidates for public office. At the local level the media has not done the job worth a damn. When I called the mayor and city council “uneducated and unlearned,” it was a statement of fact of which most citizens were unaware. With over 33 percent increase in our population, these new residents cannot be expected to know the good, the bad, and the ugly about our lifetime politians.
What I am herewith proposing is a possible solution to informing the voters about just how qualified our leaders actually are or are not. Starting with Jan Barton as a potential replacement for Waymon Hamilton, have her submit the completed Weatherford Application for Employment to the Weatherford Democrat for publication. Following that, have all challengers submit the same form for publication.
Proud to be a liberal
Yes, I am a liberal, and proud of it!
I am so tired of certain groups trying to make “liberal” a dirty word. When you look at what the so-called conservative party is trying to do to the American people, I hope being a liberal is carved on my gravestone.
All of my life, I have been faced with decisions containing “right and wrong.” I can plainly see what is really wrong in the political divide in America and Texas. The 1 percent greed of the Washington Right Wing is so hypocritical with their 2010 Tea Party extremists, House of Representatives and their corporate masters.
I have often been asked if I believe in heaven and hell, in Christianity. I believe in regard to politics I would much rather be in the 99 percent of Democrats rather than taking the great risk of affiliating myself with those Republican politicians who continually rail to take survival programs from the poor and the disabled, the sick and the elderly.
Placing the nation’s economic burden on the backs of the working poor, then giving it to the billionaires, like the Koch Brothers, the pharmaceutical corporations and the oil companies is not my idea of being a real Christian value or virtue. It’s time for the 1 percent of wealthy Americans to pay their fair share in taxes.
So do I believe I would rather die as a liberal than a so-called conservative? You bet I would!
At least I have a clear conscience and I can sleep at night.
As far as hell is concerned, I believe it is a seperation from God, for eternity. I would rather associate myself with those who Jesus predominately was found with, not the money changers, not those elitist who were dominated with avarice and greed.
The Bible says it is easier for a camel to go thru the eye of a needle, than a rich man to go to heaven. Matt 19:23-24.
Go for veggie options on July 4
What possible reason could anyone have to barbecue soy dogs and veggie burgers on the 4th of July instead of animal body parts?
Would any of these work?
• Not worrying about nasty E. coli and salmonella bugs if the temperature is too low
• Not worrying about deadly carcinogens if the temperature is too high
• Focusing on traffic and fireworks safety, rather than food safety
• Giving your eyes a break from reading government warning labels
• Giving your body a holiday from saturated fat, cholesterol and hormones
• Not sweating the animal cruelty and environmental devastation guilt trips
• Sharing a holiday with your strange, but lovable veggie friends
• Celebrating a day of independence from the meat industry.
Obama's past, associations don't comply with democracy
NOW HEAR THIS: Put a muffler on it
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