Goosebumps. If this doesn’t inspire you, nothing will. Go Rubio!
From the book, Pray for Our Nation from Harrison House publishers, p. 40:
Father, I pray in Jesus’ name that you would restore a social conscience to our nation.
I pray that we would again see the value of teaching our children the virtue of being good citizens — to not only live for the good of the individual but the good of others as well.
Dear Father, I desire to see our nation restored to godly integrity and excellence, so that our children and our citizens can be proud of their nation and proud to be called Americans.
In recognizing our duty to God and our country, keep us mindful to pray for our nation not only in our churches and our homes, but also in the quietness of our daily lives.
“Prayer covers the whole of man’s life. There is no thought, feeling, yearning, or desire however low, trifling, or vulgar we may deem it, which, if it affects our real interest and happiness, we may not lay before God. The whole burden of the whole life of every man may be rolled onto God and not weary him, though it has wearied the man.”
— Henry Ward Beecher
From the book, Pray for Our Nation from Harrison House publishers, p. 20:
Father, I desire to vote intelligently in all elections. I pray that you will bring to light the things I need to know so that I may vote in line with Your plan, will and purpose.
May things not only come to light for the Christian community, but may things be made clear to the unbelieving community as well. I pray that what is right would be so clear that even unbelievers would vote using wisdom, and demanding honesty and uprightness from their politicians.
Dear Father, in the name of Jesus, may the citizens of our nation become so weary of sin and degradation in our nation’s leaders that they will begin to seek out godly leaders to represent them on every level of government. Give such leaders favor with the public and the media.
Father, make our nation a fragrance in the earth, a force to be reckoned with, a hand extended to those in need.
If we work on marble, it will perish; if on brass, time will efface it; if we rear up temples, they will crumble into dust; but if we work upon immortal minds and imbue them with principles, with the just fear of God and the love of our fellow men, we engrave on those tablets something that will brighten to all eternity.
— Daniel Webster, American Politician
Mr. Rubio is not a flawless candidate. He has refused to release all records involving a Republican Party credit card, which he used at times for personal expenses when he was House leader. Nevertheless, at 39, Mr. Rubio has the potential to be the kind of statesman Floridians can be proud to call a native son — much like another conservative, former Sen. Connie Mack, who became a defender of Haitian immigrants’ rights and led bipartisan initiatives that doubled federal spending on bio-medical research.
Like a lot of voters, we’ve struggled with the choices in this race, and our pick may surprise some readers. We do not agree with many of Mr. Rubio’s positions — certainly not the far-right stance he has taken on immigration or his position against healthcare reform. Yet his persistence in taking on a popular governor 18 months ago to run for the U.S. Senate says something about Mr. Rubio’s passion to fix what’s wrong in Washington. At this critical juncture in the nation’s economy, Mr. Rubio offers a welcome dose of fiscal restraint. He has exhibited common sense on Social Security, where he proposes raising the retirement age as a way of keeping the program solvent. Neither Mr. Crist nor Mr. Meek has dared to make take such a clear stand.
Read the entire piece here. Go Rubio!
Back in 2003, when the Iraq War was just beginning, I came across a wonderful book in a Christian store called Pray for Our Nation, published by Harrison House in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A collection of thoughtful prayers written specifically for the USA, categories include Prayers for the Leaders of Our Nation, Prayers for the Social Welfare of Our Nation, Prayers for the Safety of Our Nation and Prayers for the Spiritual Growth of Our Nation.
With the midterms just 9 days away, I am finding much comfort in reciting these beautiful prayers aloud. Action may be the anecdote for fear, but praying for the success of that action is vital. Everyday, I thank God I am an American citizen who had the privilege of being raised in a loving, stable, supportive home — one in which, among other things I was taught genuine love and appreciation for the United States of America and about God.
Today, I am posting the Prayer for National Protection, found on p. 48:
Most high God, I come to you in the name of Jesus, asking for divine protection for the people of this nation. I pray for the safety of every man, woman and child. Keep us from harm’s way and provide protection from plans of destruction that our enemies have plotted. Stop strategies of destruction that our enemies would try to evoke.
Give wisdom, understanding and discernment to those who provide protection. Help us to be watchful and alert to signs of wrongdoing. Provide insight to national and local authorities on ways to guard, defend and insure the safety of all American citizens, both at home and abroad. Help us to unite with government leaders and law enforcement personnel in making this country a safe place to live, work and play; allowing Americans to enjoy freedom without fear.
“Our prayer and God’s mercy are like two buckets in a well; while one ascends, the other descends.”
— Mary Hopkins, US Educator
After receiving a tip-off late last night on Facebook about Debbie Wasserman Shultz’s planned protest of Lt. Colonel Allen West’s candidacy today, I headed over to his campaign office in Deerfield Beach. Yes, the Debbie Wasserman Shultz who represents FL Congressional District 20 and is herself running for re-election, took it upon herself to arrange an anti-West rally on the sidewalk alongside Federal Highway.
As West supporters, we were respectfully requested not to engage the Klein crew or the local media, lest a confrontation erupt that could potentially damage the campaign. Well aware of the left’s hateful demagoguery and deceitful tactics, I’d never planned to engage any of them in conversation — a losing proposition among people brandishing signs like “Keep Abortion Legal” and “Florida doesn’t want the Tea Party or Allen West”, anyway.
Clearly in the throes of desperation, the Klein campaign (and DNC operatives) have published Allen West’s social security number; aired ridiculous commercials using Tea Party footage of West declaring himself a “right wing extremist” (hello liberals, it’s called sarcasm, and it was done in reaction to Janet Napolitano’s DHS); made false allegations of West belonging to a radical biker gang and repeatedly (in the case of debates) linked his name with Sarah Palin and “Terri Schiavo issues” — all in an effort to paint him as some sort of Bible-thumping, wild-eyed Christian lunatic who is unfit for public office.
Today that theme continued with the pro-abortion placards and handmade signs claiming that West is somehow “anti-women”. Mind you, to the best of my knowledge, he hasn’t even made abortion an issue in the campaign (though he is pro-life), but if you were a Klein supporter, would you really want to focus on your guy’s support for highly unpopular legislation like Obamacare, Cap and Trade and stimulus?
In their classic, diversionary and fear-mongering style, all the liberal sacred cows were on display this afternoon in Deerfield Beach — along with plenty of Allen West supporters, who had a few thoughts of their own. Enjoy!
Update: Apparently, Palm Beach County tax collector Anne Gannon joined Wasserman-Shultz in the 20-30 people protest. Here’s the Sun-Sentinel’s coverage.
Update: Here’s the second video, featuring a Democrat for West.
Please take a few minutes to watch this eye-opening video on so-called sustainable development. According to the speakers, both President George H.W. Bush and President Bill Clinton are guilty of betraying the American people for this nefarious global agenda, which will use our own tax dollars to impose a travesty that hinges on the indoctrination of children in order to bring about a vision of a “global village” and destroy individual property rights. The goal is to transfer loyalty from the family to the government via an “attitude training” curriculum. If you’ve been paying attention to the offerings at the cinema over the last several years, this probably won’t come as a surprise.
Films like Over the Hedge (which uses cute animal animation to vilify big, bad humans) and Hoot (which glorifies violence and vandalism as a means to achieve an end) are just two examples of Hollywood’s attempt to brainwash kids into submission and acceptance of the global warming, America-is-evil-and-responsible-for-all-the-world’s-ills bunk. And as demonstrated by the grotesque 10-10 video ad, No Pressure, not even the detonation of skeptical children (and adults) is off-limits, at least metaphorically.
If you value American principles, rights and lifestyles, learn everything you can about Agenda 21, and join the fight against it; otherwise, as stated in the video “the effect on the average American will be devastating”.
H/T: My good friend Shona.
Great new video from our friend Tom Trento of the Florida Security Council.
I was very proud to cast my vote on Monday for Rick Scott and Jennifer Carroll, along with Marco Rubio, Lt. Col. Allen West, Pam Bondi, George Moraitis and Ellyn Bogdanoff. Early voting runs until October 31; for information on early voting locations, click here.
Coming Soon: The Conservative Divas on voter turnout and precinct walking in the final weeks leading up to November 2.
Update: Just checked the Palm Beach County Elections site, and voter turnout for Monday and Tuesday of this week totals 8, 276. Of the eight early voting locations, Hagen Ranch Library in West Delray has the highest voter turnout thus far at 1, 643. West Boca Branch Library comes in second with 1,305, followed by Lantana Library at 935.
Not sure what to make of the numbers since West Boca and West Delray are heavily Democratic areas. Considering that they also have a significant senior population, I’m hoping it’s a sign that they’ve realized Obamacare is quite literally a threat to their lives and limited incomes, thus inciting massive turnout to cross party lines and vote out incumbents who supported this onerous bill. Unfortunately, many are also hopelessly enthralled with what they perceive as the honorable legacy of FDR — like the woman I blogged about the other day — so it’s hard to tell.
Update: C-SPAN coverage of tonight’s Rick Scott – Alex Sink debate.
Update: At last, my video has uploaded to YouTube!