WHY THE ELEPHANT WILL STOMP THE DONKEY

PART ONE

In the Senate the DEMOCRATS hold 44 borrowed seats. Meaning anytime the Republicans want to put a Democrat out to pasture and claim another seat; it’s a done deal.

The reason for this is simple. Corporate America owns the nations politicians. Corporate America does not care which party controls the Senate, House, or which party controls the White House. As long as those politicians produce legislation, that advances the corporate agenda. If that occurs corporate will pump millions into a candidates campaign. The Republicans are clear winners. Everybody knows Corporate America owns the nations politicians. One problem among several to be discussed is that Democrats are falling over themselves to be like Republicans. So they can capture, some of that corporate money. Bill Clinton perfected this art for the Democrats. With the consequences of a huge and loyal power base being lost. This as everybody knows was amplified in Florida during the Presidential elections of 2000. It is difficult to conceive how ‘ W ‘ captured the White House in 2004 because his policies are so bad for the nation and the world.

But ‘ w ‘ taped into power source in the Christian Right that will allow him, and the Republican party to do as they please with the nation and world. The Christian Right loves a converted sinner. It is all about Saints and Sinners. In ‘ W ‘ they have a sinner turned saint in the eyes of the Christian Right. Of course, ‘ W ‘ is not the first politician to tinker and toy with the Christian Right. The nations first Catholic president had a close relationship with The Dr. Rev. Billy Graham a right wing christian leader with huge influence. The difference between the two presidents is that ‘ W ‘ openly and publicly announces his conversion to the complete satisfaction of the Christian Right. Two primary issues validate the Christian movement. The first being the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. The other being the conversion of sinners. Without the resurrection of Christ and conversion of sinners like ‘ W ‘ Christianity would be without purpose and meaning. Even far more moderate Christian church’s accept the resurrection of Christ as center to their theology. All major Christian church’s encourage the renunciation of sin. They are not as radical on some of the social issues like homosexuality and gay marriages as the Christian Right. If the nation is going to turn the tide, and silence the power of the Christian Right, and the Republican party an appeal must be made to this moderate arm of Christendom.

It is not just Corporate America and their ability to buy politicians that we must be concerned about. Nor is it just the enormous influence of the Christian Right in conjunction with the power of the Republican party that is not only alarming but frightening. The general public must be a forth area of concern. This is a large part of the nations population who are not partisan about religion or politics. Even though they vote and are members of some church.

They have deep rooted convictions about moral values developed by the spin doctors and grafted into the American conscientiousness. The Republican party has been able to exploit those values into a national agenda with spectacular results. The next installment will discuss this in more detail. It could be one facet for our deliverance from the current evil that we as a nation are encountering from the Religious Right and the Republican party.

ALARMED

The Florida Legislature will most likely be able to put before the people an amendment to the Constitution making it difficult if not impossible to pass the CITIZEN INITIATIVES that have so upset the legislature and the business community. Alarmed because they show so little respect for the right of the people to petition their government. But not worried because, I am confident that WE the PEOPLE can and will defeat the amendment they put before the people. What is more troublesome is the statutory changes that will criminalize some aspects of CITIZEN INITIATIVES because WE the PEOPLE will not be able to vote up or down on such laws. So even if, WE the PEOPLE defeat the legislative driven Constitutional amendment. WE are stuck with new statutory requirements.

You can draw your own conclusions (as I did) by going to www.floridasenate.gov or www.myfloridahouse.gov. and read the bill for yourself.

GOVERNMENT BY THE PEOPLE

The Florida Constitution, Art. X1, Sec. 3 Initiative…. the power to propose the revision or amendment of any portion or portions of this constitution by INITIATIVE is reserved to the PEOPLE…

Sounds good to me! Brace yourself because this could come as a shook. Law makers in Tallahassee do not like CITIZEN INITIATIVES They can cite a whole bunch of reasons. Special interest groups come in from outside of Florida and help pass such initiatives. But it is okay for special interest groups to come in from out of state, and maybe Japan, or any other foreign country, and lobby for government initiatives. Here is a biggie. CITIZEN INITIATIVES are costly and not very well thought out. While legislative initiatives are well thought out.The reason we have these CITIZEN INITIATIVES is because WE the PEOPLE have not been able to get the state legislature to act on issues important to WE the PEOPLE.

Here are some initiatives that the Legislature and the Executive of Florida do not like.

1. A CITIZEN INITIATIVE to raise the minimum wage from $5.15 to $6.15 per hour passed BY the PEOPLE by a 71 percent margin. It is tied to inflation so every January the minimum wage will be adjusted. Why would a government have a problem with that CITIZEN INITIATIVE? I know! The work force will shrink because the beneficiaries of this outrageous wage will be able to take extended vacations or take early retirement. Our Tampa Bay was very involved.

2. Somehow the legislature has got find away to reign in the change in the Constitution mandated by WE the PEOPLE to reduce class size. After all people, what would happen if smaller class size resulted in better student test scores? Why the legislature would have to stop beating up on teachers. Not a chance, they will find other ways to find fault. They are good at finding fault. It is a legislative art. So it has to be disturbing when WE the PEOPLE pass initiatives that benefit WE the PEOPLE. The Tampa Bay community scored big again.

3. Remember the successful CITIZEN INITIATIVE banning smoking in public places like restaurants. Recall all the noise from the the legislature and business community about lost jobs and closings. Never happened! Good for Tampa Bay because we helped.

4. We the people voted for a CITIZEN INITIATIVE right to know malpractice amendment concerning doctor and hospital GOOF UPS. The legislature wants to hand cuff that one. Seems we need to hand cuff the legislature. If necessary, Tampa Bay will help defeat any such bill.

5. Hey! I do not want you to think that the legislature is against all
Constitutional changes. Here is one they whole heartily support. You will see an amendment proposal November 2006. It will be a proposal to extend term limits from eight years to twelve years. Tampa Bay will say no!

Those goons in Tallahassee must have forgotten that WE the PEOPLE passed a CITIZEN INITIATIVE to limit terms to 8 years in 1992 by a 77 percent plurality. Wow that was close. We the PEOPLE just BARELY passed that one. So it is understandable why the legislature would want to do things (A) limit the PEOPLES Constitutional right to exercise CITIZEN INITIATIVES (B) write laws to water down CITIZEN INITIATIVES that WE the PEOPLE passed. Another surprise! It is not a CITIZEN driven INITIATIVE. It must come as a shook to learn that it is a legislator driven initiative. They say they need the change because it takes eight to learn the job. Well folks I sure hope that WE the PEOPLE say NO one more time. With that bunch it seems like eight days is eight days to many. People we need to wake up a create a government for WE the PEOPLE. I will be writing more about that in the future.

Here are some alarming developments that the legislature is pondering.

1. T0 pass a CITIZEN INITIATIVE requires a simple majority. The legislature will ask voters to make it 60 percent for approval.

2. You will be asked to limit CITIZEN INITIATIVES TO things already in the Constitution.

3. They will also ask you to make it a crime to get paid for collecting signatures.

You can expect to see these things on the ballot. We must defeat these measures and retain our Constitutional right to exercise CITIZEN INITIATIVES because it is our only hope to have meaningful government FOR the PEOPLE and by the PEOPLE. Our legislature is owned by the special interest groups. They legislate on there behalf and not ours.

THROW THE BUMS OUT OF OFFICE. Time to take back our government and make it work for WE the PEOPLE. In the mean time it would not hurt to write your Representative and state senator. Plan and simple tell them you support CITIZEN INITIATIVES as provided in the CONSTITUTION. If it’s not broken? Why fix it as the saying goes.

One of these days I’ll do some religious stuff. Like maybe an expose’ on the book of Revelation or a topic of interest to you.

Minister Irish is available for lectures with a sense of humor mixed
with current topics. Lectures can be to a group, a small forum for discussion, or to a few individuals. The fee is what you can afford.

Funky Legislators in Florida

Did you know that it has been estimated that 10 emails flooded the governors office per second. That maybe 19 judges were involved with the Terri Schiavo case here in Florida. That our federal and state governments managed to make fools of themselves. Largely because they were governed by emotion and not logic. We can be grateful that our courts governed themselves by logical deduction based on science and not emotion based on religious hysteria. It appears that medical opinion declared Terri Schiavo to be in a permanent vegetative state ( PVS ) which means facial movements can occur, along with open eyes, and even a grunt. People in a PVS will never regain consciousness. They are permanently unaware of their situation according to doctors.

Now our funky legislators can gain some respect ( polls indicate that the politicians blew the Terri Schiavo incident big time ) by helping a
young women get some justice; her jury award. But that is a big order because funky Florida legislators say they need more than 8 years to learn their jobs.

Lets give it a shot! Read on, and ask your friends to join the effort.

“Look at the way people fought for Terri Schiavo’s life and she didn’t know what was going on. I want to ask all of them: Why are you punishing my daughter?” Flora Noel, mother (St. Petersburg Times, 13 April 05.)

“Every morning At 5:30, 17 year old Minouche Noel crawls down the down a narrow hall way to the bath room. Dragging her lifeless legs behind her, she struggles to lift herself into the tub. Her hands are scarred from pulling herself around. Minouche has been paralyzed from the waist done since she was six months old FROM A BOTCHED SURGERY.”Tamara Lush, Times Staff writer

Here are some facts: Source Tamara Lush Times Staff writer
1. A jury verdict made an award of $8.5 million for medical malpractice.
2. Minouche has not seen a dime. FIVE YEARS of pleading has not moved the legislature.
3. Your Florida Legislature has to consent to the jury award because Minouche treatment occurred in a state run facility administered by the Broward County public hospital system. Doctors are protected by sovereign immunity.
4. Such claims can not exceed $200,000 without legislative consent through a “CONSENT BILL.”
5. Minouche’s legs tremble and are not controllable. Her wheelchair is undersized. With paint peeling and a torn seat. An aid provided by the school empties her bladder twice every day reports the Times.
Without a wheelchair ramp she can not leave or return home wit out help. Sometimes having to wait outside because nobody is home to help according to the Times staff writer, Tamara Lush.

Despite her adversity this young women has not been defeated. She has noble goals. Wanting to attend college to become a nurse or lawyer. With charm and personality on her side maybe we the people can help. I suggest the people flood Speaker of the House, Allan Bense and Senate President, Tom Lee with emails and phone calls. Demand that a consent bill of $8.5 million be presented to the governor to sign. This young women has suffered most of her live and has been ignored for 5 years by the legislature. She is deserving of justice. Because we are talking about fairness and justice, and not religious hysteria it will be difficult to move such a useless body. They will pile on the excuses for denial of justice. Only public demand will earn justice for Minouche.

Speaker, Allan Bense
420 The Capital
402 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, Fl. 32399
allan.bense@myfloridahouse.gov
speaker@myfloridahouse.gov

Senate President, Tom Lee
The Capital
404 South Monroe Street
Suite 409
Tallahassee, Fl. 32399

lee.tom.web@leg.state.fl.us

HOW PRAYER DOES NOT WORK

Does God respond to prayer? From the Terri Schiavo incident the answer would be no. The rational is as follows. Christians with very diverse doctrinal views united and seemed to have spent considerable time praying that GOD would cause her feeding tube to be reinserted. How was this to be accomplished? Some may have prayed that GOD would miraculously insert her feeding tube. It seemed like others prayed that GOD would cause the federal or state government to write legislation to force doctors to reinsert her feeding tube. Maybe the logical prayer should have been to ask GOD to raise Terri Schiavo from the dead because she had been dead for more than a decade. That would have required Jesus revealing himself and commanding her to return to life. That kind of miracle had not been seen since the Crucifixion.

Now some Christians are outraged! GOD was SILENT. So they attempted to pressure and persuade legislatures and courts to do what they could not get GOD to do. Maybe they should impeach GOD and install a GOD more receptive to their ideology. On reflection they most likely decided that was not a good plan. They know that God does not take well to being upstaged. After all look what GOD did to their buddy Lucifer. The plan now seems to be to punish the politicians at the voting booth. Judges are threatened with impeachment. Others threaten those who opposed the reinserting of her feeding tube with VIOLENCE. They must represent that christian sect espoused by that lunatic Eric Rudolph. Or maybe his pal, Randall Terry from Operation Rescue. As best as I can determine they harbor the same theology. The theology of hate and violence. Would not be surprised, if Rudolph and Terry did not some day become cell mates along with that politician from Texas, Tom Delay. Is the country in trouble with a trio like that running off at the mouth?

As a result of the Terri Schiavo incident, many Christian sects and many politicians were plain and simple an embarrassment. Little of what they did modeled what Jesus taught about praying. Nor can it be said that their behavior modeled that of Jesus.

This minister is AVAILABLE for public lecture or private classes on successful praying. Getting your prayers answered is an art that stems from action. Emphasis is on action! The lecture or class is based on the early and closing chapters of Matthew.

COMING SOON. news of what the Florida legislature is doing to adversely effect Floridians. What ever happened to government by the people and for the people? The legislature is upset about citizen participation in government. They do not like citizen initiatives. Government should be ruled by the people and not the converse.

Kill the Rooster

Some thieves traveling down the road discovered a rooster roaming in a farmers field which they carried away. They were about to kill it. The rooster begged to be spared. Saying it could provide a valuable service. What is this valuable service you offer? Spare my life, and I’ll wake you every morning at daybreak. You’ll never be late for the start of your work day! They replied that is why we got to kill you. By waking the people you stop us from misleading the public.

The moral of the story is the people who reveal truth are the governments worst enemy.

That is why Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is of to Europe in an attempt to silence the rooster concerning U.S. war crimes. Two Brits are charged with breaking the nations Official Secret Act. These men are charged with disclosing information damaging to the nations international relations. People who receive the information are also guilty of breaking the Official Secret Act. The memo was leaked to the press. The Blair government quickly suppressed the document from publication. The memo alleges the Bush intent to bomb Al Jazeera. Which the Bush administration admits occurred, but was an accident. Not once but twice! It seems that the Bush doctrine is to kill the rooster so the people do not learn the truth.

Then there is the serious war crime of the United States complicity in “ghost flights” by the C.I.A. of detainees to nations that allow for torture. The U.S. refers to such flights as “extraordinary renditions.” The practice amounts to the kidnapping of people suspected of being involved in acts of war against the United States. It has been reported that a German citizen was kidnapped and flown to a secret C.I.A. prison in Afghanistan. He was held for five months and tortured. Finally, the C.I.A. realized that they had the wrong man. The American government wants the matter hushed! More of the Bush doctrine;”kill the rooster.” It’s rumored that a major law suit is pending.

It appears more is about to follow. An independent reporter in Iraq alleges that American troops are raiding and disrupting the care of patients in local hospitals. If this account bears any truth it represents another war crime. One thing for certain the U.S. government will do everything in its power to kill the rooster.

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As a ordained clergyman, with decades of service this is some of what I have learned. God does not need me to accomplish his purpose. In whatever purpose I serve, it is an honorary position allowed by Jesus Christ. Whatever I do it works this way, “So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth; it shall not return unto me void, but will accomplish that which I please, and shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it,” Isaiah 55:11. It works in the following manner, “The wind blows where it will, and you hear the sound of it, but can not tell from where it came from, and where it will go; so is every one that is born of the spirit,” John 3:8. Because the Christ message of the New Testament is two fold. First, we all must be born of the spirit. Then following the Christ example, we change our self, and proceed to change our world. That and many other topics will be explored for the the encouragement for change. Like the mysterious art of subtle formlessness with its mystical drape of soundlessness. By which we learn to be the director of our opponent’s fate. An art that was practiced centuries before Christ and introduced by Sun-Tzu. Learned by this clergyman and made stronger by the teachings of Jesus Christ. Suggested donations for ministerial services. Contribute as you are able.

ABOUT US

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Organizing continued opposition to challenges to replace marriage with any notion other than a union between a man and a woman.

Christians need to protect their constitutional right for the free exercising of religion without government intrusions. Because the Obama administration has launched an attack upon our religious freedoms. By insisting that certain aspects of Obama care must be accepted by the church. Obama is promoting the notion that Americans are free to worship, as they please, but not to freely practice their religion, as they please.

Starting with the Bush administration and continued by the Obama administration government is becoming more dangerous to basic American freedoms. Through their various surveillance programs. Which made Edward Snowden an American patriot, contrary to government rhetoric. Signaling that Americans better engage themselves in the protection of their constitutional right to bear arms.

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Jesus Christ versus Muhammad

“America is another word for opportunity. Our whole history appears like a last effort of divine Providence in behalf of the human race,” Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Islamic world responds: “Allah is our objective. The Prophet Muhammad is our leader. The Qur’an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope,” Muslim Brotherhood.

The Prophet Muhammad put it this way. “I was ordered to fight all men until they say there is no God but Allah,” March 632.

God knew that, so he had Moses pen this. “… and you shall call his name Ishmael ….” Islam provides no place of honor for women. God was talking to Hagar the mother of Islam with her son Ishmael becoming its founder. And the world has never been the same because of this biblical prophecy. “And he shall be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren,” Genesis 16:11-12.

But there is hope because Jesus put it this way. “I pray that You should not take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from evil. They are not of this world, even as I am not of this world. Sanctify them through Your truth. Your word is truth. As You have sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world,” John 17:15-18.

Jesus fought to eradicate religious and political evils. And so Christendom should follow His example, and war to eradicate the most threatening political evil of our time. An evil that uses religion, as camouflage to advance its legalistic military jihad. From the confines of their military fortresses that they call mosques.