Monthly Archives: February, 2012

Contraception – War on Religion, Socialism or simply Election Strategy

Personal Opinion

Personally, I totally oppose abortion of any kind, either by a surgical procedure or by using the morning after pill as a contraceptive. I keep with the State of Virginia whose Senate recently voted “Life starts at conception”.

This is my personal opinion on this topic.

“…And one more misunderstanding I want to clear up – under our plan,
no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience
laws will remain in place.” – President Barack Obama, 9/9/09

In 2009 when President Obama promoted his Healthcare law he courted pro-life Democrats (yes some of them do exist) with the promise that Abortion will not be covered at all.

A promise that has been broken immediately when Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid decided to move the whole negotiation of the Bill behind closed doors, declaring Abortion will be covered, and prohibiting any information on the outside followed by graciously granting Lawmakers “an ample amount of time of 72 hours” to read and vote on almost 3,000 pages of socialism.

In March 2010 President Obama signed an executive order confirming healthcare legislation will comport with a ban on federal abortion funding in order to return support for the legislation from anti-abortion Democrats

In February 2012 Obama declared War not only on Religions, but also on freedom loving Religious Americans by ordering contraception to be paid by every employer including church affiliations.

Contraception vs. Emergency Contraception

I was taught by my parents to use my brain before I go into any action or perform any stupid act, and take responsibility for my actions.

While I have no problem with contraception as preventive birth control, I do oppose the use of the morning after pill under the heading of “emergency contraception” when it is not an emergency, but instead irresponsibility.

Where do I see the difference? The first one is to assure prevention of pregnancy and an “emergency” would be rape.

However, no one, whether it is a religious group or an individual, should have to be “forced” to distribute and/or pay for it by a federal mandate.

Preventive Contraception

If a couple is in a relationship, but is not a hundred percent sure about the future of the relationship, and they are having sex they should be responsible and use contraception.

I personally disagree with sex outside of marriage, but this is a constant occurrence, which becomes even more complicated when there is an unwanted pregnancy.

An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure; so take responsibility in the first place because there are many preventative birth control methods available.

A married couple comes to the conclusion that they already have enough kids or another pregnancy would jeopardize the wife’s life – Additional reasons for contraception.

As far as I am concerned (and I can only speak for myself here) the safest solution for the latter example would be a vasectomy, birth control should not always fall on the woman.

The same rings true for teenagers. While responsible Christian families will educate their children on all forms of preventive contraception to prepare them for their future life they will primarily teach them to save themselves for marriage. Doing this and being a good role model, along with prayer is the best that parents can do.

And should, against all odds, something wrong and an unwanted or unplanned pregnancy occur with their children, they should deal with it like loving parents and support their children the best way they can. The best example here is Sarah Palin.

Actions have consequences and that is a simple fact. I truly admire Sarah for how she dealt with the situation and how tall she stood by supporting her daughter on that.

And again I stress the costs of contraception should not be the tax payers “obligation” this is a personal issue between the 2 parties involved and all of society should not be forced to bare the burden.

Liberal parents on the other hand teach their children that anything goes not worrying about the consequences. Why – because their ideology is to make society responsible for their own failures.

The most dangerous part is when governments adopt this false entitlement policy as an official agenda, stripping the majority of the country of their first amendment rights, and forcing them to adopt a policy that contradicts their moral and religious beliefs through silent agreement on behalf of an immoral life based (not race based) minority.

This is socialism at its best.

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
(~~ Ronald Reagan ~~)

 Emergency Contraception

Emergency contraception, also known, as the morning-after-pill has to be taken within 72 hours of having sexual intercourse and in my opinion only constitutes an emergency when rape is involved – And no religious hospital should have to be forced to distribute it no matter what the circumstances are if it goes against their core religious beliefs.

An Emergency to me would not be described as sexual encounters at college, followed by the complete problem-solver dispensed in a vending machine, as it happens to be at Shippensburg College in Pennsylvania.

The liberals are always using the “separation of church and state” against conservatives, but in this situation they have forgotten all about it – Hence, the continued hypocrisy.

In other words the issue here has nothing to do with babies eventually born with terminal illness, or any kind of defect, or endangering the mother during pregnancy this issue is solely about “force” and total government control.

Contraception Mandate

I consider Obama’s contraceptive mandate not exclusively a war on religion, but primarily fascism. The war on religion is a welcoming side effect and a tactical tool.

The truth is that his approval numbers are fading and he desperately needs to gain support and the first place he turns to, the left wing extremists. The contraception mandate becomes a win – win situation for Obama.

History proves that every totalitarian ruler first destroyed religion in order to manifest his power. And if he can’t destroy the churches he needs to diminish the faith of the believers in the church organizations, respectively he needs to repress the execution of religious faith of the believers.

That makes Obama on the side of the abortionists /feminists which is a match made in hell.

In secular terms the tactical move could be seen as genius.

First he pushes the contraception mandate on the churches and employers knowing that that will raise a firestorm; and while the media goes ballistic over “the war on churches and the endangerment of the loss of First Amendment Rights” Obama appears to step back from the mandate by turning it over to the insurance companies.

Churches are nothing but organizations; the true churches are the believers in God who attend the church.

Some church organizations and media outlets consider this a victory for religion, Obama looks good and nobody seems to see that the true Christians are still the ones who’s rights are violated.

Now it is not the church organizations that pay for abortions, but the religious believers who are forced to pay for it through the insurance.

Either way you look at it contraception is still being funded by force of a mandate. The religious hospitals may get a temporary reprieve this election year, but mark my words it will not stay that way if Obama is re-elected. This is a comprehensive war against anything that stands in the way of “government” being God.

Once the power of the established churches is broken, the people will have nowhere to turn for assistance, nothing will stop Obama from becoming the sole ruler and dictator he so desperately desires.

The only winner are the godless left wing extremists, the feminists, abortionists, and of course King Obama himself.

The only way to stop this insane war on our freedom and beliefs, and the totalitarian fascism of Obama is to vote him out in November of 2012 – Otherwise the free society of America that has always been admired will be doomed and soon cease to exist becoming a Socialist Marxist Dictatorship.

 

May God protect and Bless our
America

 

 

© Copyright by Tom C. Lehner

Source

Washington Times – Virginia House vote states life starts at conception

From Charleston Gazette – Obama orders birth control coverage

UPI.com – Obama issues executive order on abortion

From Rush Limbaugh and Daily Caller – Democrat Congresswoman Gwendolynne Moore: Pregnancy is a Disease

Fox News – Vending machine at Pennsylvania college dispense `Morning after” pill

John Boehner – ObamaCare 3 month of broken promises

Sgt. Reckless, USMC – the real War Horse

With the new Family movie „War Horse“ Steven Spielberg, horse lover and genius movie director Steven Spielberg, who never rode a horse himself but owns 4 stallions, fulfilled himself a passion.

He tells the story of the friendship between a young man and a horse. The horse drafted in World War 1 into the British Army becoming an icon and hero.

Steven Spielberg’s story of course is fiction.

But here is the story of a real life horse that became a true War hero during the Korean War. She gives the motto “Semper Fi” a whole new meaning

RECKLESS – THE REAL WAR HORSE
(Staff Sargent U.S. Marine Corps)

I’m sure that you, like me, have never heard of this horse before, but the narrator is right – her story should be told.

Reckless was a pack horse during the Korean war, and she carried recoilless rifles, ammunition and supplies to Marines. Nothing too unusual about that, lots of animals got pressed into doing pack chores in many wars.

But this horse did something more during the battle for a location called Outpost Vegas: This mare made 51 trips up and down the hill on one day alone. On the way up, she carried ammunition, and on the way down she carried wounded soldiers. What was so amazing? Well, she made virtually every one of those trips without anyone leading her.

Imagine a horse carrying a wounded soldier, being smacked on the rump at the top of the hill, and heading back to the safety of the rear. But to imagine the same horse, loaded with ammunition, and trudging back to the battle where artillery is going off, without anyone leading her is unbelievable. How many horses would even make it back to the barn once, let alone return to you in the field one single time?

How bad was the battle for Outpost Vegas? Artillery rounds fell at the rate of 500 per minute, and only two men from one company made it out alive. Just two.

As for Reckless, well, she was wounded twice in the battle, but she didn’t get a trip Stateside like other GI’s. She continued to assist Marines: carry ammunition, stringing communication line, whatever was asked of her.

She was retired at the Marine Corps Base in Camp Pendleton where General Randolph McC Pate – the Commandant of the entire Marine Corps – issued the following order… She was never to carry any more weight on her back, except her own blankets.

Her Military Decorations included two Purple Hearts, Good Conduct Medal, Presidential Unit Citation with Star, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, and Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, all of which she wore proudly on her red and gold blanket.

She died in 1968 at the age of 20.

In the 1990s, she was featured in the LIFE magazine collector’s edition ‘Celebrating Our Heroes’ as one of America ‘s 100 greatest heroes of all time, alongside George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Mother Teresa.

So here is the website and a clip of her story and photos to prove where she was and what she did.

 

 

Credit

I want to say thank you to my dear friend for several years Emily Phillips McWhorter, a wonderful young woman from Texas, married wife, horse lover, proud American, true patriot and supporter of our troops. Not only did she bring this story to my attention but also sent me the words above and so contributed primarily to this amazing story. Thanks Em.

To verify this true Story please use following Sources:

Sgt. Reckless – Official dedicated Website

YouTube – Sgt. Reckless Koran War Horse Hero

© By Emily Phillips McWhorter and Tom Lehner

The Beauty of Conservatism

Views on Conservatism

By Lara Maertens Rhea

What does it mean to be Ms. Texas Conservative US 2012? I get asked this a lot. Why do women want to be in beauty pageants anymore? Don’t they insult or demean us? Since I am a writer, most notably a political speech writer, I decided to write an article about this issue. Primarily, I wanted to use this opportunity to talk about the stereotypes of women in pageants, in politics, and discuss a little bit about what Conservatism means to me. I hope it provides some insight into the minds of women like myself.

First of all, everyone understands what a beauty pageant is, but not many people understand that contestants use the notoriety of their position to gain awareness to a specific platform or cause for which they hold certain interests. In this case, the issue is Conservatism. Some people think it’s hollow to use women in swimsuits to bring attention to a political movement; however, the reverse is really true in this case. We are bringing attention to the fact that women in swimsuits, attractive women in general, are smart enough and strong enough to understand and care about political issues. We are proud American women who love God, our country, and our families, and we are unafraid to speak out about our beliefs. We feel we have something important to say about where we feel the country is headed and we are willing to be leaders and examples to others, often educating others on what it means to be a Conservative and what they can do to help steer our country in a better direction. We are tired of the stereotypes attached to women like Sarah Palin, who was a beauty queen and therefore treated by the media as a bimbo. There are many others, who are labeled as “too pretty to be taken seriously.” Michele Bachmann has been given the same treatment. Like their politics or not, the fact that people, especially other women, engage in tearing down these strong, independent women is a slap in the face to all of us. We should be proud that these women are great mothers, strong leaders, and represent what we should all aspire to be. Their looks should never be discussed as they go about trying to secure certain jobs in politics, anymore than the size of your rear should enter in to whether or not you are qualified to do your job, but because there is an underlying assumption by most that attractiveness or beauty equates to stupidity, sadly it probably always will. I heard someone talking about Michele Obama’s rear-end the other day, and it infuriated me. Again, like her or not, the obsession about her looks is unfair and wrong. Any of these women can take hits on their politics or job performance, but how do you fight against “her butt is so big” or “her hair is too long?” The comments and the people making them are shallow, not the women trying to defend them…………………………..

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© by Lara Maertens Rhea

Lara Maertens Rhea, the current Ms. Texas Conservative US 2012, was a speechwriter for U.S. Congressional Candidate between 2008 and 2011.Since 1987 she is also a Freelance writer.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Business and English from the University of Houston, 1999.

Born with a congenital heart defect which culminated into three major and often fatal heart conditions she now has a pacemaker and defibrillator because of this.

Lara is the living proofs that beauty pageants, and conservative moral ethics do not exclude each other.

GOP Establishment and Mitt Romney vs. Tea Party and Gingrich and Santorum

The Florida Primary is over; Mitt Romney won over Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum with Ron Paul coming in last.

When listening to the conservative Tea Party Network and knowing that over 150 Tea Party organizations supported Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, and that they both had support from the most conservative leaders in America it really makes me wonder how could a Mitt Romney victory happen?

© Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

© Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

But the main question is was this really a victory of the voters or was this a GOP establishment manipulated primary?

The best election money can buy as PJ Tatler on Pajamas media calls it.

Ever since the Midterm elections of 2010, a broad front of conservative voters united under a group called “The Tea Party”. They wanted to take the Grand Ol’ party back from the establishment, renew the conservative cause we once so proudly defended, and kick the RINO’s out of power. Successfully, we showed the GOP what true conservative voters are capable of when we helped them take back the House of Representatives – Something the odds were against.

However, since the GOP likes to go along to get along they want to silence the Tea Party in order to maintain their established power.

GOP

Grand Ol’ Party – Once the flag ship for Christian conservative values, honesty, integrity, limited government, and power through WE THE PEOPLE. It represented the “American Dream” of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness – NOT ANYMORE.

The GOP today is diversity preaching and engaged in all sorts of foul play just like the Liberals to hold on to their power.  It’s a tug of war in the same mud.  They no longer care about the voice of the people, the voters; they just care about keeping the status quo and keeping the “establishment” in tact.  It’s no wonder why WE THE PEOPLE have lost all confidence and trust in our so-called representation.

And yet the answer to right the ship is so simple. Stop being politicians and start being Statesman again. Stand up for less government and fiscal responsibility no matter what the cost, and keep your word.

However, instead of seizing the momentum of The Tea Party to strengthen the Republican Party so that Obama can be defeated the GOP does the opposite – THEY DECLARE WAR on their base the true conservative American voters.

THEY DECLARE WAR ON US – THEIR VOTERS and SUPPORTERS – UNBELIEVABLE

Instead of uniting the Conservatives and independents under one flag by working with them they divide the Conservative base even more, playing right in the hands of the Democrats – and for what?

Rush Limbaugh proved in ‘Real Clear Politics’ that the GOP’s joined forces with The New York Times declaring War on its own voters.

Limbaugh on Real Clear Politics: Bill Kristol on the Tea Party: “It’s an infantile form of conservatism.” Scott Reed, veteran strategist and lobbyist: “I think it’s waning now,” talking to the reporter of the story about the Tea Party’s influence. “Party leaders have managed to bleed some of the anti-establishment intensity out of the movement, Reed said, by slyly embracing Tea Party sympathizers in Congress, rather than treating them as ‘those people.’ Did he mean to say that the party was slowly co-opting the Tea Partiers? ‘Trying to,’ Reed said. ‘And that’s the secret to politics: trying to control a segment of people without those people recognizing that you’re trying to control them.'” This is a Republican consultant talking about how to neutralize the Tea Party. (Continue reading and watch the Video here)

Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh

The GOP in Ohio even wants to shut down The Tea Party period, as Godfather Politics reports.

Bottom Line is….

The GOP does not want a true conservative President in 2012. A true conservative President running on the principles of “Reagan Conservatism” for limited Government, Constitutional America, fewer regulations, less Taxes, and more power back to “We the people” would cramp their style.

The GOP wants a GOP puppet like John Boehner, who became Speaker of the House with help from the Tea Party (that we were good enough for), but as soon as he held the hammer in his hand he became a good GOP soldier representing power preservation, backdoor deals, and the betrayal of principles rather than standing up for true conservatism.

GOP Establishment/Elite (RINO’s) vs. Tea Party

The GOP establishment complains that grassroots Conservatives call them RINO’s (Republicans In Name Only) – Well, what else do you call people who “claim” to hold to conservative principles while running for office, but as soon as they’re elected they play “flip flop-balancing act politics” betraying and selling out everything the people believe in.

They add insult to injury by calling their own voter base “Grass Root Radicals”. And the GOP wonders why they lose elections.

Just take 2008 presidential candidate John McCain – He is the perfect example of a fence riding RINO that I can possibly think of.

McCain even dared to attack the Republican Tea Party Base as “Hobbits”.

Well, here is a message to Mr. McCain: The hobbits were the hero’s in the movie “Lord of the Rings” and typified the little underestimated underdog that conquers the big overpowering evil with determination and bravery, never abandoning the path of honor and faith.

Next time you want to insult “Us” Senator McCain – First get your facts straight or at least watch the movie. I am proud to be a hobbit.

And that is why the GOP prefers a Mitt Romney over a Newt Gingrich or a Rick Santorum. Romney is the perfect presidential version of John Boehner. A true party soldier who will make sure that he will not forget those who helped him into office, and I’m not talking about the voters I’m talking about the GOP.

Newt Gingrich IS a walking hand grenade for the GOP Establishment (and I say that with the highest respect) because he does not cater to them or their distortion of facts. He wants to change the establishment not preserve it, heeding the will of the people, and proving he is not a party soldier, but a leader – And that is NOT what the GOP establishment wants.

Rick Santorum is considered to be the “most conservative,” but has nowhere near the experience nor the record of achievements that Gingrich has to really threaten the GOP. And in my opinion, the GOP is giving Santorum just enough money to keep him in the race in order to derail Gingrich and assure Romney the victory.

Romney vs. Gingrich

After his victory in Florida Romney declared he wants to unite the GOP. How does he want to unite what he, together with the Party have previously divided through trench warfare?

Romney vs. Gingrich

Romney vs. Gingrich

Does he really think he can first artillery everything we believe in and then just miraculously say, oh now it’s over, and we are all one big happy family?

2012 Presidential election

If the GOP continues to fight against their base instead of listening to them this will be the last election for the GOP as a grand old party.

The call for a third party, widely ignored the past 3 years, becomes louder and louder. We are fed up that the elite think they can rule over our head. We are fed up with being treated like stubborn dumb children.

Let me make this clear Mr. Preibus, Chairman of the GOP:

YOU AND THE ELITE DO NOT OWN THE PARTY – WE THE REPUBLICAN VOTERS DO

And the winner is……

….Barrack Hussein Obama and the Democratic Party. The GOP financed trench warfare only plays into the hands of the radical fascist Obama regime. All they need to do is sit back and watch how we maul each other.

In 2010 we gave the GOP a chance to prove that they could do more than give lip service…  They failed.

All they needed to do was keep their promises and work WITH us and not AGAINST us… They failed.

Let’s hope and pray that at least the Tea Party voters can look beyond the polls, take one for the team, and vote for whom we really think can kick Obama out of office.

And maybe after 2012 start a third party – a true conservative TEA PARTY OF WE THE CONSTITUIONALIST PEOPLE

For God and Country, and the most amazing City on the Hill

THE UNITED STATES OF A FREE REPUBLIC AMERICA

 

© Tom C. Lehner 2012 – Copyright (All rights reserved)

Source:

Real Clear Politics – Rush Limbaugh: GOP Establishment Declares War on Tea Party

Washington Post – Florida Primary: Mitt Romney wins decisive Victory

Godfather Politics – Ohio GOP wants to shut out TEA Party

PJ Tatler @ Pajamas Media – The best election Money can buy

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