Real Peace

Sometimes it seems as if the whole world was on fire.  Chaos seems present at every turn, and the uncertainty of tomorrow is felt very much in our day to day.  Logic has taken a fall, and emotions seem misplaced.  The need for truth has been replaced by a hunger for destruction and manipulation.  To win at all costs is not and will never be the pursuit of right.  While life demands response, let wisdom guide our steps.  Action apart from direction is destruction, and actions committed in anger lead to regret.  Much as we may want to respond now in 1,000 different directions, this isn’t the time to throw gasoline on the fire.  

 

“Be still, and know that I am God.”

 

It’s easy to forget who we are, to get caught up in the drama of it all, and to forget the peace that can carry us through.  Faith, family, friendships, and love, the things that not only give meaning, but serve as a rudder through the storms of life.  It is as society itself were at war with these things, but again, these are the things that will carry us through, the only things that can carry us through.  Take that time to breathe, to be still, to hear His voice and to find His peace that He would direct our steps.  Express love to those who surround you, and treasure the moments we share.  May the noise that surrounds me never rob me of the beauty right in front of me.  Strive not for perfection, but rather what is right.  As much as we must stand against evil and declare it for what it is, may the beauty that surrounds us never be taken from our sight, and may the peace from which wisdom flows never be pushed aside.  A thrashing bird can know no peace, nor see that the door to the cage is open.  It simply needs to stop, that it can see and find freedom.  The one who can find peace in the midst of chaos is the one who will survive and live, saving many others in the process.

 

1984

I recently watched FarenHYPE 911, which although dated was very good.  My first time watching it.  I didn’t feel the need to watch a movie to tell me Michael Moore is an idiot and a liar, but it was on Netflix so I watched it.  It’s sad to reflect back on how we have changed, how facts have little to do with anything anymore.  Much like the O.J. Simpson trial, the gap between us is wide and impossible to cross.  Since that trial, that division has come to define where we are at today.

The left, which included Obama, attacked Bush on every angle.  I’m not looking to say that the attacks were correct or not, but I do find it interesting that the same people who were concerned about wars and Constitutional rights are strangely silent about Obama.  In fact, the only scrutiny he seems to get is outside of the mainstream media, and any scrutiny, any statement of concern, is attacked as racism or extremism.  If you were concerned then, how could you not be now?  Be it war, Constitutional rights and safeguards, the budget or the economy, Obama has dwarfed George W. Bush in a very short time.

Also, someone has to say it, Bush is gone people.  Obama had the House and the Senate, and while the House was lost, he still retains the Senate.  He had the power few presidents ever get, and yet all he has is blame, attacks, and excuses.  Would W have been able to get away with that?  In fact would any president at any point in our nation’s history?  Strange days indeed.

I’m going to forgo the links on the following, as I’m lazy tonight, but if so inclined, please look for yourself.

We have had the NDAA, and numerous executive orders that can suspend the Constitution, signed by Obama.  We are one event away from the death of the Republic.  The left would be screaming if Bush or Romney held such powers, especially if they showed Obama’s level of disdain for the rule of law and Constitutional protections.  The media would be watching like a hawk, reporting on every detail.  They’d even make up lies to rile the people, and justify it as a legitimate concern.

It is a legitimate concern, but no one is watching.  The most dangerous politicians are the ones no one watches and/or the ones who are blindly trusted.  In Obama’s case we have both.  The mainstream media has become an extension of the DNC, and they are neither watching or concerned.  You know, Tom and Katy are far more interesting.

9/11 ushered in a change in our rule of law and our liberties.  That has been expanded  under Obama.  Given the current situation, imagine a major attack against something like the London Olympics, one which made 9/11 look small.  A worse case scenario could be closer than we think.

Bush actively engaged Islamic terrorists, with our forces fighting them in the Middle East, our people torturing for information and acting on the information they gathered. This led to the death of Bin Ladin.  In contrast, Obama has largely disengaged from that pursuit.  To look at the Department of Justice, you’d think the Tea Party brought down the World Trade Center.  He has empowered the radical muslims in the Middle East while dropping protections on the border.  He has suspended deportations.

Exactly how far off do we think a major terrorist event is?  Our enemies remain determined to hit us, and we have done everything to aid them.  You would think they wanted another 9/11.  Our efforts to betray our allies and aid our enemies have not changed the latter’s feelings toward us.  It was Clinton’s eight years of ignoring the obvious threat that led to 9/11; how much greater the treat with Obama?  Carter left us a terrorist state in Iran, Obama has given Iran allies in Egypt and Libya.

One event…

One event, and the Republic is dead.

“The Great Recession” and Obama debunked | Steve Bussey

Barack Obama

Barack Obama (Photo credit: jamesomalley)

Want to compare Reagan to Obama, apples to apples?  Here it is, and Obama is no Reagan!  In fact, let’s look at the whole picture.

Excerpt…

President Obama is running an average annual unemployment rate of 9.3% for his first term, during most of which he had a completely Democrat controlled Congress at one time with a filibuster proof Senate, while President Reagan had an average annual unemployment rate of 8.85% in his first term while dealing with a split Congress at times and a Democrat controlled Congress during part of his first term.

President Reagan was forced to negotiate and deal with the opposing political party, especially since he never had a filibuster proof Senate, while President Obama enjoyed a super majority in the House and Senate for at least part of his first term during which time he could have done just about anything he wanted economically – and did.

And remember, President Reagan also had to contend with a collapse in the housing market, a collapse in the oil market and the collapse in the Savings and Loan industry as well as the dire economic situation bequeathed him by President Carter.

However, Presidents Reagan and Obama did have something in common. President Obama has pledged to fundamentally transform America – his words, and President Reagan did fundamentally transform the US economy from Keynesian to Supply-Side economics.

So, can we say that Obama’s persistent unemployment is due to the depth of the recession or his fundamental transformation since President Reagan did show us about how long it takes, at least through unemployment figures, to fundamentally transform an economy the size and scope of the U.S. economy?

But at the end of the day, President Obama is not even on a trajectory to decrease unemployment to manageable levels 2 ½ years into his presidency. In fact, he is most recently on an upward trajectory and our economy is slowing yet again from 3.1% growth in the 4th Quarter of 2010 to an anemic 1.8% in the 1st Quarter of 2011 (US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis) .

Read on….

“The Great Recession” and Obama debunked | Steve Bussey.