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The Ten Policy Changes Cruz Thinks Can Transform America
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) today advocated “a straightforward and bold, positive agenda to inspire the young, to inspire women, to inspire Hispanics, to inspire everybody” during his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Here are the ten items he called on Americans to do going forward:
1. “Defend the constitution. All of it.”
2. “We need to abolish the IRS. We need to adopt a simple flat tax that is fair [so] that every American can fill out his taxes on a postcard.”
3. “We need to expand energy in this country and create high-paying jobs all over America.”
4. “We need to expand school choice. Every child deserves an opportunity to have an excellent education, regardless of your race, your class, your creed, where you come from – every child deserves a fair chance at the American Dream.”
5. “We need to repeal Dodd-Frank.”
6. “We need to audit the Federal Reserve. Unaccountable power in Washington debasing our currency, driving up the cost of food and gas and the basic stuff of life is hurting Americans who are struggling across this country. And I’ll tell you what else it’s doing: It’s fueling the abuse of power by petro-tyrants like Putin.”
7. “We need to pass a strong balanced budget amendment. We need to stop bankrupting our country.”
8. “We need to repeal every single word of Obamacare.”
9. “We need to stop the lawlessness. This President of the United States is the first President we’ve ever had who thinks he can choose which laws to enforce and which laws to ignore. He announces just about every day one change after another after another in Obamacare. It is utterly lawless. It is inconsistent with our Constitution, and it ought to trouble everyone – Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Libertarians.”
10. “We need to end the corruption. We need to eliminate corporate welfare and crony capitalism. If you come to Washington and serve in Congress, there should be a lifetime ban on lobbying. And we need to pass a strong constitutional amendment that puts into law term limits.”
I like to think we here on FC are all pretty smart, in saying this I would like to think we stick to issues which these 10 points restrict us to. What I mean, is by adding our personal beliefs of this, that or the other thing only divides us. Sure we will find those who cheer us along but are we accomplishing anything which will get America back to where we can say we are truly a free people?
i thought I would like to give Glory to the Lord, first, for downloading all of this in this post and then second for Barbara B. for activating me to seek God for an answer. As you can see it went into hyper-drive. My fingers flying off the key board. The writers of the Bible had to use pen and parchment to write down what God was telling them. They didn't have a keyboard and spell check. I have empathy for them.
i thought I would like to give Glory to the Lord, first, for downloading all of this in this post and then second for Barbara B. for activating me to seek God for an answer. As you can see it went into hyper-drive. My fingers flying off the key board. The writers of the Bible had to use pen and parchment to write down what God was telling them. They didn't have a keyboard and spell check. I have empathy for them. It must have been something to experience with those, the only tools at hand.. Barb...........Excellent links! Thank you very much. I have been screaming this out since I heard it and saw it on Glenn Beck several years ago. I bought his book Agenda 21. He portrayed a story of what would happen in Agenda 21 using the factual document.
I was sickened by the scenario. It truly is a document from hell. It is Satan's plan that was already written in Books of The Bible, like Daniel, Ezekiel, ...all the prophetic books for the end times.
All the ducks are lined up in row. The biggest 'quake' in the WH is a chess piece Satan is using to make his plan come to fruition.
In the Book of Daniel we see ' gog' and 'magog', but nowhere with any sureness is there any mention of America, unless you loosely interpret ' Eagle' in some passages as being the U.S. That one is still up for debate.
Unlike some people in the body of Christ who say we will be here for those gruesome events, I disagree emphatically.
Labeled by them as ' Escapism'; I remind them that 'Noah' escaped', (Moses) the Hebrews escaped. These were a type and shadow of what will come to those who will 'Escape' in the last days.
One person insisted by stating that Noah and the Hebrews were protected but were not taking out of this world.
I said, "Where were they going to go?" Jesus had not come yet and died and rose so that they could be taken to heaven?" Those b4 Jesus had an imperfect means to deal with sin. Sacrifices of animals dealt with the 'flesh' covering of sin not the soul where the sin nature was housed.
In the garden God killed an animal ( sacrifice) and 'COVERED' Adam and Eve with the animal skins, representing THE COVERING OF SIN not the removal. So none could see God face to face ( Moses couldn't).
Exodus 33:19-21.…19And He said, "I Myself will make all My goodness pass before you, and will proclaim the name of the LORD before you; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show compassion on whom I will show compassion." 20But He said, "You cannot see My face, for no man can see Me and live!" 21Then the LORD said, "Behold, there is a place by Me, and you shall stand there on the rock;…
UNTIL JESUS..... Jesus even said.... " You have seen ME, you have seen the Father. The Father and I are one. ( shema Yisrael Adonai Elohenu, Adonai Echod)
God now resides in us. ( God the Holy Spirit). In all of the Old Testament when you hear of the Holy Spirit, you see that He only came UPON those specific people.... not in. The human vessels were unclean, the sin nature still present. The animal sacrifices were insufficient to remove the sin nature from the human soul. They retained the fallen nature of the Family of Adam.
Jesus told Nicodemus .. " You must be born again......"
Exactly! Water baptism comes after you accept Jesus as Lord and savior. Jesus Himself says in Mark 16: 16... " Go into all the world, for those who BELIEVE and are (then) BAPTIZED.. they are saved.....etc."
That is one of the places it shows why infant baptism is not the baptism Jesus is talking about here. (Rom. 10:9-10) In Romans a person has to 'speak' or say with their mouth.. 'Jesus is the Christ' and believe in their heart." ( etc.) An infant cannot fulfill that. Infant baptism is a ritual to declare membership in that particular group of church goers. That's all.
Some argue that, "What happens if the infant dies before they are baptized, will they go to heaven?"
Yes they will.. Psalms 127:3.........Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him.
They go back where they came FROM. ( duh! lol)
When a law is made; fore instance; " DO NOT EAT THAT TACOS".
If you do not act on it; eat that tacos.... you have not broken the law.
An infant is innocent ( N.T. called the slaughter of the Innocent by Herod)
You are innocent until proven guilty.
We are now called 'THE BODY OF CHRIST'.. Would God PUNISH HIS SON ALL OVER AGAIN? Remember we are Jesus' body. ( Passover meal...last supper...hello??)
Baptism shows the world ( I believe it should be done publicly ..) a declaration that 'we died with Christ and we rise with Him'. Period.
We show that by that act of baptism we fulfill all righteousness.( Matt. 3:15)
We will not all sleep, folks.... some of us will be alive when Jesus appears on that cloud of Glory to take us out of here b4 all hell breaks loose.
I reiterate.............YOU ARE THE BODY OF CHRIST.... GOD WILL NOT PUNISH JESUS AGAIN ( for our sin nature)
let me make this perfectly clear..........IT IS FINISHED! PERIOD !!!!!
SELAH ( whew!)
(CBN News) – If you mention the word “secession” most people think of the South during the Civil War. But today, a new movement is gaining steam because of frustration over a growing, out-of-control federal government.
A number of conservative, rural Americans are taking about seceding and creating their own states, meaning a new map of the United States of America could include the following:
A 51st state called Jefferson, made up of Northern California and Southern Oregon
A new state called Western Maryland
A new state called North Colorado
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These are real movements gaining traction with voters across the country. Jeffrey Hare runs the 51st State Initiative in Colorado, an effort to fight an out-of-control legislature trying to ram big government policies down the throats of voters.
“We’re at this point of irreconcilable differences,” Hare told CBN News.
Secessionist talk has filled town hall meetings and the divide discussed is not just ideological.
“It’s predominately left versus right, but it’s urban versus rural because you typically find more typical conservative values in rural America,” Hare said.
An Attack on Colorado?
That’s the crux of the issue. Rural Americans across many states feel they’re not being heard. Their laundry list is long and at the top of that list are stricter gun control laws.
According to Weld County, Colo., Sheriff John Cooke, the state legislature is out of control.
“They are out of touch with rural Colorado,” he said. “There is an attack on rural Colorado and it’s not just on gun control laws. It’s on several of the other bills that they passed.”
Government mandates on renewable energy, environmental policies restricting oil and gas drilling, and controversial social issues like gay marriage have also led to this divide and talk of secession.
Organizers want to create “North Colorado,” an idea that went to voters in 11 counties this past fall. But not everyone in Colorado thinks secession is a great idea.
“I don’t think that’s necessarily the way to make something happen within the area you live,” Colorado resident Greg Howe told CBN News. “You’re supposed to work within our electoral services.”
The so-called secession movement in Colorado had mixed results this past November. Some counties approved it. Others didn’t.
But the organizers of the 51st State Initiative are undaunted, saying this type of movement takes time.
“Movements take a while; education takes time,” Hare said. “People do have a hard time saying ,’I want to live in a different state,’ even though physically they live in the same house.”
“It’s hard for them since their lives have been Coloradoans,” he explained. “Their whole lives to say that ‘I’m going to be a new Coloradoan’ or ‘I want to live in the state of liberty’ or something different.”
An ‘Amicable’ Divorce
That desire for something different can also be felt in Arizona, Michigan, and in Western Maryland where thousands have signed secession petitions.
One website reads, “We intend to exercise our right of self-determination and self-governance to better secure our rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
Scott Strzelczyk, the leader of the Western Maryland movement, is ready to get going.
“If they are not going to listen or take our needs into consideration and govern in a way that’s more in accordance with the way we want to be governed we are seeking an amicable divorce,” he said.
Meanwhile, in Northern California and Southern Oregon, activists want to come together in the state of “Jefferson.”
Their proposed state flag includes two “Xs,” representing their feeling of being double-crossed by the state capitals of Sacramento, Calif., and Salem, Ore.
No Small Task
Creating a new state isn’t easy. The last time a state actually gave up territory was in 1820, when Maine split from Massachusetts. Since then, additional efforts have been unsuccessful.
The first step is getting it passed by the state legislature and then the U.S. Congress.
“This is a valid constitutional process that our founding fathers specifically wrote into the Constitution,” Hare said. “Well, if they didn’t write this into the Constitution to be used, then why did they write it in?”
But supporters have an uphill battle since the media will not be their friend.
“The danger is once the outside media start to grab hold of it, the attention is on the difficulty, the almost impossibility of it happening,” professor Derek Everett, with Metropolitan State University in Denver, explained.
State secession proponents, like Roni Bell Sylvester of Colorado, say they will keep fighting because the dismissive attitude of state legislative bodies must end.
“I find the sort of arrogant, dismissive to be further proof as to just how disconnected the urban is from the rural,” Sylvester said.
Movements like the one in Colorado and other states could be just the beginning — at least that’s the talk at town hall meetings in places like Colorado and elsewhere.
It’s called ‘voter disconnect” where the people say they’ve had enough and are crying out for something to be done.
“We, at some point, have to figure out a way to get our point across or at least be able to have a dialogue and not be ignored because you haven’t seen anything yet over the next 5 to 10 years,” one resident warned at a recent town hall meeting in Colorado.
As for Hare, he said it boils down to one simple concept.
“I think ultimately what people want, whether you look at it from a right or left paradigm, is government to stay out of their business,” he said.
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With everything that has come to light in the last year and in particular the last couple weeks, a thought has crossed my mind several times. Everyone of us knows at least one person who works for some form of government. There is at least one form or another of bureaucracy, over regulation, stupidity, extortion or civil rights violation which occurs in every single one of these government agencies. Now back to those people we all know.
With everything that has come to light in the last year and in particular the last couple weeks, a thought has crossed my mind several times. Everyone of us knows at least one person who works for some form of government. There is at least one form or another of bureaucracy, over regulation, stupidity, extortion or civil rights violation which occurs in every single one of these government agencies. Now back to those people we all know. There is an ever growing majority of these folks who over exert the minute bit of power they have and have the attitude to match. They have forgotten that their chosen occupation exists because of the rest of us. However, these same people also know the difference between right and wrong. They know, as they parse their way through your paperwork that a spellin error can easily occur. But make you spend hours getting some other bureaucrat to correct it. This may seem like an an overly simple example but its not. These people could correct the mistake on their own, but if they do that, they give up their miniscule power. People across this great nation face this every day. And the higher level this person has attained in government, the more power hungry they become. People are fed up. Take for example the Connecticut gun confiscation set to begin. The people who will actually be sent out to grab guns are being used by the higher powers to do their dirty work. This powder keg is set to explode. Folks like you and me do not regularly have access to the upper echelon but we encounter these low level bureaucrats routinely. When the spit hits the fan, who do you suppose will be the front line of the government forces. These people know what they are doing is wrong, indecent and illegal but their primrose path has been paved in green by the rest of us and they are planning to add another lane.
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