Sunday, November 23, 2014

SNL Slams Obama on Executive Amnesty

Last night, we watched Saturday Night Live and couldn't stop laughing at the opening skit. We immediately tried to find it online to share. We've watched it several times and it doesn't get old. 

Remember the old School House Rock "I'm just a bill...."? They use this for their skit. I've seen some critic SNL for their lack of constitutional knowledge... Come on! It's a skit and they only have a few minutes! I think it was priceless. They can't go into all of the ways in which a bill becomes a law! They'd have to sing about the rules committee, cloak rooms and the lot. So, with that said, enjoy the skit and laugh! 

Watch it at this link:

Monday, November 17, 2014

Consumerism vs Capitalism Why are Stores Open on Thanksgiving?

In a recent conversation between friends, the topic of consumerism versus capitalism came up. My friend's daughter has to work at a retail store on Thanksgiving Day. One person said it was the fault of capitalism and my friend retorted that it was consumerism. I agree that consumerism is the reason we now have people working on a day we should be refraining from work and giving thanks to God.

People often confuse consumerism with capitalism. Consumerism is a belief and capitalism is a system. Consumerism is atheist in origin. Consumerism is the belief that "stuff" will make you happy. Buy an iPhone and you will be happy, buy the latest and greatest big screen TV and you will be happy. Consumerism is the belief that happiness is found in possessions. Capitalism is an economic system. While some people believe that capitalism is the best economic system, it is an economic system and not a belief. One could say that the free market capitalist system is fueled by consumerism, but the free market did not create consumerism. Consumerism is about consuming a multitude of goods. Good food, good entertainment, wonderful cars and the latest and greatest electronics. Capitalism is about creating all these goods that people want to consume.

The Oxford American Dictionary defines consumerism as,  "The preoccupation of society with the acquisition of consumer goods." Capitalism is defined as, "An economic and political system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state."

Consumerism can happen anywhere and in any economic system. While communist and socialist systems may make it difficult for the consumerist to obtain all of those wonderful things he thinks will make him happy, the free market (capitalist) system makes it much easier for the consumerist to purchase all the goods that he thinks will bring him joy and happiness.

The question is: why are people working on Thanksgiving? Consumerism is the answer. If people hadn't wanted the spices and materials from India, the trade routes would never have been established. Do you think folks would have trekked thousands of miles over dangerous terrain for spices and materials no one wanted to purchase? Of course not! People are now working on Thanksgiving because consumers will purchase the company's goods on that day. If people stayed home on Thanksgiving and never went to the store to purchase goods, stores would not open. Consumerism is behind the stores being open on Thanksgiving!

Which leads me to my next point. Removing God from society has allowed us to have a more prevalent consumerist belief system. We had a freer market in the 1950s, and yet stores were closed on Thanksgiving and people stayed home to give thanks to God. We've raised generations of people who now think stuff is more important than God. We've removed Him from our schools, the public square and thus our daily lives. Families are broken and society is falling apart. Instead of soothing ourselves with His Word, we run to the store to purchase the latest and greatest _________ (insert any of a plethora of items here).

The free market system IS the best system in the world. If we had a true free market, costs on ANY and EVERY good and service would come down. I'm a believer in the free market (capitalism), but I am not a consumerist. I do not believe that the goods produced so easily in a free market are the key to happiness. God is the key to happiness. The innovations created by a free market are tools to a better life and, in many cases, a longer and healthier life. MRIs, cancer drugs, new treatments for other diseases and technologies that save lives and help us live longer- Thanks be to God!

I hope you'll stay home on Thanksgiving to give thanks to God for the many blessings he has bestowed upon us all. Shopping can wait a day!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Disabled Americans for Firearms Rights

I had no idea such a group existed. If you have a moment, check out Disabled Americans for Firearms Rights. 

Mission of Disabled Americans for Firearms Rights:

Proudly Representing Responsible Disabled Firearms Owners

DAFR fights for the inalienable firearms rights of responsible disabled Americans. Disabled Americans have unique needs when exercising their 2nd Amendment rights.

The mission of DAFR is intertwined within five basic areas of focus.

These areas consist of:

The introduction of firearms for self defense to disabled Americans.
Shooting sports program and organized competition for disabled Americans and wounded veterans.
Oversee firearms legislation and research their impact on Americans with disabilities.
Offer assistance to responsible disabled Americans in order to exercise their 2nd Amendment right.
Educating the public and elected officials about how disabled American firearms owners have unique needs that must be met when exercising their 2nd Amendment right.
We have also become concerned with recent legislation that is proposed throughout the United States in reaction to the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. With that, our organization has taken a clear stand on various bills, public acts and proposed laws that we deem would be disadvantageous to responsible disabled firearms owners. DAFR intends to shed light on the fact that many Disabled Americans can only use certain types of firearms such as the highly adaptable AR15 rifle platform. A ban or other serious restrictions on the AR15 rifle as well as certain other firearms will have an adverse effect on the rights of thousands of disabled Americans.
#2A #SecondAmendment

Monday, November 10, 2014

#Obamacare Architect: We had to trick you to help you!

Obamacare: We had to trick you to help you | Pete Kaliner on News Radio 570 WWNC

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