Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Before I do that however, let me just say this: I think it is way too early to tell much. Although I'm not too much of a sports person, it seems like a correlation can be drawn between calling a game two years before it happens with predicting the results of an election two years before it happens. There is always a possibility your team won't even make it to the Super Bowl or the World Series.
With that said, let's look at the possibilities beginning with the Republican presidential potentials.
While there is still much talk of Condi Rice running for president in 08, it is highly doubtful that she will run. Former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani has been the talk of many since the World Trade Center Attack as a probable 08 Candidate. However, he is un-liked by many conservatives for his weak position on some issues such as abortion.
Colin Powel doesn't seem to have much influence with party leaders and political top dogs.
John McCain, who is also not liked by many conservatives for his positions on issues close to conservatives, appears to be the strongest candidate at this point. He seems to be in the best position to run for the Republican ticket as of right now.
Newt Gingrich seems to be a possible candidate as well and, if he runs, may give McCain a run for his money.
Vice President Dick Cheney has continued to declare that he is not running for president in 08 but some think that he will change his mind. Mr. Bob Woodward of the Washington Post believes that President Bush will persuade Vice President Cheney to run in 2008.
The recent developments of both Democratic voters and Republican voters calling for Barack Hussein Obama to run for president proves that anything can happen. Here is a picture of Senator Clinton and Obama.
Obviously there will be more coming on this subject but for now, think about who you would like to see run for president in 2008.
Monday, December 18, 2006
The other fantastic show was Michael Medved doing a special show called What Was So Great About President Reagan. I am planning on getting a copy when it becomes available here under Special Broadcasts.
Friday, December 15, 2006
What kind of a nation is the United States of America? Well, I would submit to you that the United States is a nation where both Christians and non-Christians reside. That leads to a second question. Is there such a thing as a Christian nation?
I think it's totally clear from the new testament that the answer is absolutely no. And I believe that understanding this will bring a proper perspective as to what the role of the Christian should be in the political arena.
Now having said that, let me just say this, the primary framers of our constitution our founders, all believed that religion and morality had to be at the center of a core of democracy. Alexis de Tocqueville said this, "the more democracy a country has, the more religion and morality it needs." Washington, Madison, and Adams, all believed that the nation would only survive on what they both- all three called, a religious, and moral base. Now having said that, there's a great deal of difference from saying that and putting some kind of a theological context in the middle. There's a great deal of difference between religion and morality and the Christianity of the Bible. Most of the framers, the men that we look up to, were what Professor Frazer calls Theistic Rationalists. They did believe in a personal God, they did believe that God answered prayer, but they did not believe in miracles, they did not believe in the deity of Christ. Their view of religion and morality was primarily pragmatic. That for a democracy or a republic to be successful it had to have a religious or moral base.
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Tuesday, December 12, 2006
December 06, 2006
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I really enjoy waching old tv shows and movies. Comedies like, Laurel and Hardy, The Three Stooges and Amos n Andy were and are actually funny. Why don't people make them like that any more? I also like the old Andy Griffith show with Don Knotts and Ronnie Howard. You can see some old shows online.
Old classic radio shows are fun to listen to also. You can listen to old radio shows like Abbott and Costello, Avalon Time, Burns and Allen, Duffy's Tavern, Fibber McGee & Molly, Jack Benny, Red Skelton, You Bet Your Life, The Aldrich Family, Father Knows Best, The Great Gildersleeve, The Life of Riley, My Favorite Husband, Our Miss Brooks, Ozzie and Harriet as well as many fun shows on the internet here, or on the radio at AM 1710.
Monday, December 11, 2006
Friday, December 08, 2006
Children's hearts are easily deceived and confused by such myths as an old man with a white beard who lives at the North Pole and who drives a flying sleigh pulled by reindeer. This imaginary story might do more harm than many parents realize.
We show disrespect ourselves by denying that God is the great giver.
God uses people to bear his gifts. His own Son Jesus received gifts which were given by God. Tradition holds that Saint Nicholas was a bearer of gifts to the poor. If he truly was a man of God, he would never point to himself as the one placing presents under a tree or in a stocking. He would have pointed to God, the giver of every good thing.
-K. Alan Snyder,
If The Foundations Are Destroyed: Biblical Principles in Civil Government
(Leesburg, VA, Principle Press, 2004) 129-130.
Ronald Reagan, Speech - Jan. 9, 1972
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
John 15:12 “This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you.
John 15:17 “This I command you, that you love one another.
Rom. 13:8 Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law.
1Th. 4:9 Now as to the love of the brethren, you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another;
1Pet. 1:22 Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart,
1John 3:11 For this is the message which you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another;
1John 3:23 This is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us.
1John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.
1John 4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
1John 4:12 No one has seen God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us.
2John 1:5 Now I ask you, lady, not as though I were writing to you a new commandment, but the one which we have had from the beginning, that we love one another.
I pray that President Bush will have wisdom and that God's hand would guide him as he continues to serve our country in such a difficult and strenuous position.
Thank you and God bless you President Bush for your hard work.
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
The California Legislature is Back!!
Of the 120 state legislators (80 Assembly Members and 40 Senators) there are many who are brand new legislators at the state capitol. As these new legislators struggle to stay afloat in their new jobs they will be trying to figure out what bills to present, support, and oppose.
In the Senate we have 15 Republicans and 25 Democrats.
In the Assembly we have 32 Republicans and 48 Democrats.
I have been encouraged to see several new legislators who seem to be very conservative and solid on many issues that should be of concern to Christians.
Among these are:
- Ted Gaines - Small business owner
- Anthony Adams - The former Director of Legislative Affairs for the County of San Bernardino
- Joel Anderson - Businessman
- Tom Berryhill - Farmer
- Kevin Jeffries - Businessman, Firefighter
- Martin Garrick - Worked for Ronald Reagan
Many bills were introduced this first day in the legislature. In the Assembly 81 bills and in the Senate 46. Notable legislation that has been introduced includes a gay marriage bill by Leno (AB 43) which he calls the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act. Please WRITE YOUR LEGISLATOR NOW to oppose this bill.
Other general areas of interest to legislators who have gotten bills introduced so far seem to be education and healthcare.
There has been talk of introducing a bill which would modify term limits. Some are lobbying for this specifically so that Fabian Nunez can stay on as Speaker of the Assembly.
I pray that God would have mercy on California!
Information on the legislature or on bills.
Friday, December 01, 2006
- Calvin Coolidge
August 14, 1924