Yearly Archives: 2011

Is Newt Really New?

From this week's The Truth Newsletter:

“When it comes to Newt Gingrich’s claim to having changed his life, the question for all Christian voters is this: ‘Is the road to redemption through Christ open to all, or only of whom we approve?’” --Dave

From The Founders page:

Our Founders were not looking for perfection in a candidate; they knew all too well the fallen nature of man. However, they realized that with its system of checks and balances, our republican form of government could protect against the evils of mankind and still promote the brilliance of learned men.

From The Pulpit page:

Our job as values voters is who can best serve to be that bridge. Israel got King Saul before they had David and Solomon (both of whom were at times wicked as kings). Are we willing to work towards that, or will we allow the Babylonians to continue to raid us?

To The Streets page:

Can WE the People trust a man such a Newt Gingrich with all the baggage he brings with him? What should we consider about the former Speaker of the House when measuring his ability to serve in the highest office of the land?

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Bet10K

In tonight's GOP debate, Mitt Romney was willing to bet Governor Rick Perry $10,000 that Perry was misquoting Willard's book. As a former LDS pastor, Governor Romney should know that the Mormon Church opposes gambling. LDS on gambling Not a good moment for Willard Mitchell Romney.

A Fired-up Moral Compass

I wanted to share with you a commentary on the Penn State affair from David Lassiter,  my daughter Becky's boyfriend. I am quite proud of this young man's insight and moral clarity on this despicable affair. I've edited a couple of words to change it from a PG  to G rating:

 

We all know about that tragedies committed in State College, PA that have come to light and all that have been dismissed due to these terrible acts of child abuse, perjury, inactivity (ignoring it all together), and cover ups. The sickest part is that this had been reported as going on since 1994!!! We all have many questions that will be answered in the coming hours, days, weeks, and months, but as of now I have one pressing concern. WHY IN THE [HECK] IS MIKE MCQUEARY STILL ON STAFF...he, 28 year old (I WILL NOT CALL HIM A MAN) looked into the eyes of a terrified 10 yr old and simply walked away...I would have nearly beat that [mongrel] to death if I saw that...I don't care that he reported it...he had a MORAL obligation (as did the rest including the same board of trustees who are dictating all of the terminations) to save that poor child and prevent the consequential abuse of more children. When Tom Ridge is named president I hope he has already assembled a team of his own because they ALL need to go. More important we should all be mindful of what has happened and be guarded with who we trust our children with as a whole. I am not a parent nor do I expect to be in the near future, but my moral compass has me fired up about this whole ordeal and make no mistake He is taking notes and one way or the other (hopefully both) justice will be served.

 

As David said in a subsequent posting, he has now heard that Rodney Erickson and not Tom Ridge will be the new university president. Notwithstanding, would to God that more young people like David would have a fired-up moral compass.

Day One of NFRA Presidential Preference Convention

Great first day here in Des Moines, Iowa for the NFRA Presidential Preference Convention.

National Board of Directors met are were challenged by NFRA President Rod Martin to take advantage of the voter revolution that happened in 2010 and will grow next year.

Keynote speaker for tonight's dinner sponsored by the Tea Party of America was Sharron Angle who inspired the audience with her story of being told by an activist judge she couldn't homeschool her child even though it was legal to running for school board, then serving 4 consecutive terms in the Nevada Assembly, to running for the Senate and winning the GOP nomination in 2010.

Sharron encouraged the audience to run for local office and make a difference "where all politics are local."

Tomorrow we will be having a straw poll which is open to the all registered Republicans for the cost of $20 which includes a pulled pork buffet lunch.

Great set of speakers lined up for tomorrow which includes my buddy Steve Deace, whom I finally met in person today.

For more information about the convention, visit the website.

Incrementalism vs. Pragmatism

The New York Times of all newspapers actually came out with an accurate portrayal of the battle within the pro-life movement. The Saggy Gray Lady in the article "Push for 'Personhood' Amendment Represents New Tack in Abortion Fight", pushed all the right buttons on my buddy Steve Deace and he in his normal reserved manner (j/k) peels the onion back on the article. You need to listen to the whole podcast:

Deace Show Podcast 10-26-11

I called in and put my two cents into the conversation which you can list to the clip below:

Dave on Steve Deace

Just Another Patriotic Event


Today has been the Fourth of July and Memorial Day wrapped up in one. Of course there are no parades or fireworks, but that wonderful patriotic feeling has been sweeping the nation. But is it more than just a feeling, or is the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 just another patriotic event?

I remember what I was doing on 9/11/01; I was buying a car. I remember dropping my wife off at work and driving around waiting for the particular car salesman to come to work. I stopped to get a cup of coffee; I had about an hour to kill. With my coffee, I turned on the radio to listen to the local talk radio. The reporter was saying there was a report of a plane flying into the World Trade Center. I thought I was listening to a modern day version of H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds.”

Then the radio reported that a plane had struck the Pentagon. I knew immediately it was Al Qaeda. How did I know? Because three years earlier Osama bin Laden had issued a fatwa against all things American. I remember having to pull guard duty in the military housing areas in Wiesbaden, Germany were my family and me were living. Long before Homeland Security implemented security measures the military had been dealing with it for years.

I remember standing in the car dealership discussing with customers and salespersons the day’s events. One questioned or not this was Armageddon. I assured them it was not. Another person asked how I could be so sure. I told them because I was still here. All of them gave me a puzzled look so I took the opportunity to explain to them the biblical account of the last days. I did ask them had it been the last days, would they be ready to face Jesus?

I remember telling my church that I was afraid that this would be just another patriotic event as was the case with Operation Desert Storm ten years earlier. I was grateful that American flags were flying, church attendance was up, and the military was back in vogue. But how long would that last?

Symbolically it lasted exactly nine months. On June 11, 2002, American Idol began and immediately became the bright shiny thing distracting America. America had overthrown the Taliban in Afghanistan (at least temporarily); Democrats and liberals were acting their regular selves, having shed their nationalistic veneer. The Radical Left began their campaign of no war for oil and “Bush lied, people died.”

Nine months…just enough time to germinate, grow, and generate the undermining of the nation’s vigilance against a people who worship a false religion that is hell-bent on the destruction of anything and everything American. Don’t believe me? Have you ever read Osama bin Laden’s 1998 fatwa? Understand these words:

The ruling to kill the Americans and their allies -- civilians and military -- is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in any country in which it is possible to do it, in order to liberate the al-Aqsa Mosque and the holy mosque [Mecca] from their grip, and in order for their armies to move out of all the lands of Islam, defeated and unable to threaten any Muslim. This is in accordance with the words of Almighty God, "and fight the pagans all together as they fight you all together," and "fight them until there is no more tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in God."

That is not from a religion that’s been hijacked; it is from a religion’s holy men and leaders taking their holy book at its word. But almost immediately after 9/11, we were being assured that Islam was a peaceful religion and that Muslims are a peaceful people. The former is an outright lie and the latter is partially true. There are peaceful Muslims but they are apostates to their evil religion. Every mullah will tell you that any Muslim not adhering to a fatwa is in disobedience to Allah. And yet our former and current president, with the aid of those deceived by political correctness, still insists on perpetrating this insidious lie.

Fast forward ten years later to today. Political correctness has so diluted the minds of those leading America that the mayor of the city where an act of war violently awoke his city refused to allow the very heroes of that infamous day to attend the memorial services held at Ground Zero. You would have thought the President of the United States of America would have used his influence upon Mayor Michael Bloomberg to properly honor the brave heroes who survived that hellish day. But this is the same man, Barack Hussein Obama, who has done more to perpetrate the lie of Islam than any world leader in history.

And what of today’s patriotic events? Will it take another nine months before a new bright shiny thing is introduced to distract America's attention? No, it’ll be just 10 days from now, or nine if you begin tomorrow. Ironically, the same man who brought us American Idol nine months after 9/11/01 will in just nine days bring us The X Factor on 9/21/11. Soon, Americans will be talking about Simon Cowell’s latest production and his nastiness towards its contestants and too many Americans will not only forget what happened ten years ago today, but they also will not remember it without an inconvenient reminder.

I have dreaded today. I knew an emotional breakdown was coming soon. It happened at church this morning during a beautiful video tribute to those brave Americans at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and over the skies of Pennsylvania.

You see, six years and eight days after 9/11/01—September 19, 2007—my world came crashing down upon me. My only son, Sergeant Eddie Jeffers, breathed his last breath on an Iraqi desert floor. He’s with Jesus now and I praise God for that.

However, I didn’t need today as a reminder of what happened ten years ago because it was what drove my only son to join the US Army as an infantryman. He told me when I asked why the Infantry, “I want to kill terrorists Dad.” And he did, so much so that he had lost count. And when I asked him if he was sure of what he was doing before he went on his first tour to Iraq, he told me, “Dad, this is my generation’s fight.”

So I too will never forget, but for different reasons for most Americans. And I do not need a reminder; I’m reminded every morning when I attached my Gold Star pin upon my collar.

You see, this is not just another patriotic even for my family and me…

…it is our life.

New Obama Bumper Sticker

If anyone would like one of my new bumper stickers, please contact me and let me know and I send you ordering instructions. We are taking a $5 donation for each sticker of which $1 will be given to the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast in honor of my son Sergeant Eddie Jeffers, who was killed in Iraq on September 19, 2007.

Check it out, I think you'll like the message it sends:

 

 

 

 

He Who Lives In Glass Houses…

It appears former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has a plan to beat Texas Governor Rick Perry for the GOP presidential nomination. The Washington Post story tells us that Team Romney is planning on using Perry's book "Fed Up" and his past record against Perry.

Memo to Team Romney: You might want to be careful with that strategy...that's a two-way street. Your record as governor, of which Romney waxes make-believe, is far from anything resembling conservative:

The Mitt Romney Deception

While I'm not sold on Rick Perry nor have I made a decision on the GOP field, I will never vote for Romney based not only on his record as governor, but also, and more importantly, on the deception he is trying to perpetrate about that record. Romney wants us to believe what we read about his record, chief among them RomneyCare, is not what it actually is, but what he would have us to believe it is.

 

 

 

 

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Here's my scorecard:

  1. Newt by a landslide; very presidential
  2. Bachman, strong on constitution
  3. Santorum, slipped from second on his debt ceiling response, but absolutely spot-on solid on his response to no exceptions on abortion and the 10th Amendment.
  4. Herman Cain, excellent responses on the economy and business, recognized his limitations on foreign policy and like a good leader would rely on experts. Likeability factor is #1 among candidates.
  5. Tim Pawlenty, solid on attacking Barack Obama, but he got sissy-slapped around by Michele Bachman. Note to TPaw: if you pick a fight with a girl, make sure you can take her...just sayin'
  6. Mitt - Slick Willard the Snake Oil Salesmen was spared from last place because of Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman.
  7.  Ron Paul - solid on fiscal issues in most cases and the constitution but he is dangerous when it comes to national security and understanding the threat of radical Islam. I told Rand as much in 2007 at NFRA Presidential Preference Convention in St. Louis.
  8.  Jon Huntsman - he's running for President? He was Governor of Utah? He was Obama's ambassador to China? He is very proud of his record...

The 800 lb elephant in the room; make that two of them: Perry and Palin. It's just gettin' started.

All kidding aside, FOXNews did an outstanding job overall with the debate, minus the snarky Chris Wallace and the stupid submission question from Byron Dork...huh?...oh excuse me, Byron York.