Embrace values to succeed

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An outstanding American such as Gov. Jeb Bush says, “We can be great again.” With free enterprise and a competitive commerce and education, we would have a good chance if 60 percent of voters will embrace the rule of self-discipline and motivation.

But we have abandoned basic family values and educational principles in half of all U.S. families. The children in these, as well as in “intact families,” have become disrespectful, selfish and entitled to the country’s riches.

We have small interest groups who direct the country’s focus on issues of limited interest to the majority of people such as gay rights, gun control, females on the battlefield, voter registration and anti-Christian propaganda. These small one-issue groups can force laws to be overturned and shoved down the throat of the majority. All the while we are neglecting the real problems in our country, such as the sorry state of public education and the refusal of our education unions to improve the system to the benefit of our children. That’s criminal!

According to The Augusta Chronicle’s editorial March 26 (“Moorings in America”): “The influences that used to form our moorings – church, morality, family, adults having each others’ back and a culture that encouraged upright behavior – have all been on the wave in recent decades.” Great again? Not without the total resolve of the people.

S.G. von Schweinitz

Appling

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bumblebeerose
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bumblebeerose 03/29/13 - 02:01 am
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Mr. Von Schweninitz

Not all of us are that way. I have a seven year old daughter who has been taught to say yes ma'am and no ma'am, yes sir and no sir. I am trying to bring her up right. I want her to treat people with respect and be treated with respect.

You are right not everybody does that.

myfather15
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myfather15 03/29/13 - 05:46 am
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First of all;

I KNOW we have a Savior, who is going to restore honor and integrity to this world, when He returns. I also know we are living in the final generation of this dispensation of time. Israel becoming a Country again, gave us that information. No man knows the day or hour, but if we LEARN what Christ taught us to learn, you DO know the generation. He has foretold us ALL things, through His word. Even all these dispicable attacks the left uses towards us.

Having said that; I truly believe that without Christ's return, nothing short of a second civil war would bring this Country back to personal responsibility, accountability, honor, integrity, wisdom and common sense. Why? Because I haven't heard ANY ideas from the conservatives on EXACTLY how to do this.

This has been a plan by the left for a century. Communist leaders such as Stalin said "You can't defeat a Country like the USA by force, you must destroy them from within." This is EXACTLY what their plan is; to defeat us from the inside. First, they've used education; especially the education of our youth. They realize it's VERY hard to teach an old dog, new tricks. So they don't worry about them, they instead focus on the new generations. Telling the youth "You're only compassionate and diversified if you believe as we do. Those on the right are racist, bigots who are still living in the past and would reinstate slavery if they could." Guess what? It's working brilliantly.

The proof is in the pudding; just listen to Al Gores speech to high school students in Colorado where he told them "There are certain things in this world that you understand, that older generations don't." Wow, what ever happened to the wisdom of the elders? Well, to them; a person only has wisdom if you are Al Gore or think like him. The rest are idiotic simpletons, void of critical thinking.

Second; they've used religion to seperate and confuse the people. Saying Christians are uncompassionate because of their beliefs. Examples; we are uncompassionate towards women because we don't agree with their choice. Uncompassionate towards "minorities" because we don't want them to have equal rights to marry. We are uncompassionate towards the poor and elderly, because we don't want to take care of them. We teach them personal responsibilty, instead of goverment being responsible for them, which in their eyes is uncompassionate. They also confuse people about the teachings of Christ, saying he taught us not to condemn anyone's behavior; saying he was accepting of ANYTHING. Which is absolutely NOT true.

Third; they've used economics to destroy the Country; causing 17 trillion in debt and saying that is perfectly responsible and there is nothing to worry about. Anyone with any common sense can tell you, 17 trillion in debt and growing is a recipe for disaster. Eventually, it must be paid, but we aren't paying it, only making the debt larger. This is insanity!! But again, they will tell you there is nothing wrong with it. Why? Because their goal is to destroy the United States and the traditions for which she stands. If this IS your goal, then certainly there is nothing wrong with a 17 trillion debt that is growing daily. Certainly if your goal is to destroy the Country from within, you can't just come out and admit it openly; the people would rebel. So they do it subtly.

Fourth; they use politics. To save this comment from being even longer, I will simply say this is self-explanatory.

So, how do you stop these things? You would have to FORCEFULLY remove these "professors" and teachers from indoctrinating our children. You would have to start being EXTREMELY aggressive towards those who would spew these lies against us. BUT, in this Country we can't do that because this IS a free Country. Colleges are FREE to hire any extremist professor they desire. Just like the recent example of the "Professor" in Florida having students stomp on Jesus. He HAS NOT been fired, only chastised.

So, how do you stop this indoctrination, without force? I know the answer is Christ. BUT, without Him; a conflict would be inevitable. When you have a large group of people in this Country, who without morals, will lie and cheat any way possible to get their way; how do you stop it? Trust me, they are in control of this Country through the four dynasties mentioned above. We would have to be VERY aggressive if we EVER wish to restore this Country to honor. We can NOT just sit back idle and continue to allow them to spew their flood of lies.

Again; I'm not advocating war, just simply saying if NOT for the Savior, it would happen eventually. BUT, I realize we do have a Savior and He will save us in MANY ways. He is coming to save His people that love Him and Woe to those who've worked so diligently to demean and belittle Him AND those who love Him.

jack234
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jack234 03/29/13 - 06:07 am
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As a strong supporter of the

As a strong supporter of the constitution and our republic , I refuse to believe that voter registration is a minor issue only supported by the minority.

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 03/29/13 - 07:32 am
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Bingo again, Jack234

Wasn't the Revolutionary War in part about taxation without representation? Now we have some governors who are disregarding the will of the electorate and appointing managers who are not elected to make decisions that effect the lives of people who have absolutely no say.

I admit D's have much to get right but of late it has been Cons who changed voting laws for problems that don't exist yet say don't change gun laws because there are no problems. Totally inconsistent but they won't see that.

If gun owners are scared that a little gun control will lead to gun rights being lost, they should be the first to understand people who fear new voting laws will lead to voting rights being lost.

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soapy_725 03/29/13 - 07:56 am
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Myfather, your words are falling on deaf ears.
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But continue on as Paul told Timothy. Only the truth can set one free. Sadly, for those whose Master wishes all would come to repentance, there is great disappointment. The majority refuse to accept sound doctrine. They stop up their ears like a child in the midst of a tantrum.

They listen to the same voice that spoke in the Garden of Eden. "God is a liar. You are not going to die. Enjoy yourself. Partake of all the forbidden fruit you desire."

Even Rick Warren wants us to get away from the calling out of Abraham (Judaism), the crucifixion of Jesus (Christianity)and the revelations of Mohammed (Islam). All of these are the cause of world conflict and no peace. All of these are man's concepts. Rick wants us to all go back to the "garden".

First, Rick wants to make money selling a new product. But more important and more sinister is Rick's teaching that pleasing God begins in the Garden for all mankind. I don't think so. Humans listened to Satan in the Garden. Humans disobeyed God in the Garden. But Chrislam will make a lot of money and certainly destroy the eternal life of many.

If you accept the Christian Bible, all of human history revolves around the Cross of Calvary and The Son of God who died there for the sins of all mankind. Your salvation is a gift of grace and mercy. You cannot earn what has been given as a gift.

If you embrace the Jewish faith, then Jesus of Nazareth was just another Hebrew prophet among many. You salvation is in keeping the laws of Moses.

If you embrace Islam, then Jesus of Nazareth was just another prophet among many. A prophet who will sit at the right hand of Mohammed. Not Allah. Your salvation is in personally balancing the scales of right and wrong deeds.

Bringing the three main faiths together cannot bring true peace because JESUS is the problem. Jesus is either a thorn in your side or the gift of life. Jesus cannot be both. Just as He was 2000 years ago. The question remains the same. The same player were present. Jews, Arabs and early Christian believers.

"What would YOU have me do with this man JESUS. I can find no fault in Him." "He is not our king. Crucify Him".

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/29/13 - 07:58 am
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Excuse me

Why are some so afraid of showing ID when voting....we all have our pros & cons ..don't we..

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 03/29/13 - 08:58 am
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Why?

My question exactly: why are law abiding gun owners afraid of national background checks and registration that catches the bad guys?

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deestafford 03/29/13 - 09:03 am
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Can anyone tell me when the democrats have done anything

which has as the primary intent of promoting traditional values rather than something "entitled" to a special interest group? They are not interested in traditional values because they are more concerned about "getting their share" and making the producers pay.

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Jane18 03/29/13 - 10:51 am
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We Are A Me-Me Generation of People

myfather15, some of us know exactly what you are saying, but sadly, the most of the people do not, and care not to. Very sad, but it is just the way it is, "in this time". You are a true "bruiser"...................

Darby
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Darby 03/29/13 - 01:30 pm
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"it has been Cons who changed....

voting laws for problems that don't exist"
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Maybe TM could give us the benefit of his/her wisdom and tell us what those laws/problems are. I sure can't find them..

Shoot from the hip, shotgun type approach, indiscriminate criticism is not worth the time it takes to read it.

myfather15
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myfather15 03/29/13 - 03:31 pm
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@Truth doesn't matter again

I have no problem with background checks, which are already being done before you buy a firearm from a dealer.

BUT, I do have a problem with registration. Why? Because I DO NOT trust the government or federal politicians, PERIOD. Regardless of whether they have a (D) or (R) in front of their name. I trust NONE of them. I can easily see, after registration; these scumbag politicians passing MORE law which requires people to turn in their firearms, or confiscate them. Registration is just another step towards complete confiscation. They NEED to know who has them, before they can effectively take them.

If they pass a law requiring everyone to register their firearms, do you really think a gang banger is going to register his AK-47? Do you think all the Hell's Angels members are going to register or turn in their weapons? If so, there is no help for you. So, to answer your question; you ARE NOT going to catch any bad guys with background checks or registration, because they aren't going to participate. I don't think convicted felon gang bangers are applying for gun permits; and once they've purchased the gun on the streets, I don't think their going to register in at the courthouse. Do you? So who are you REALLY catching with these laws? NOONE!!!

If they pass a law requiring registration of all firearms, the only thing they are going to accomplish is turning MILLIONS of good American citizens into felons. Because MOST will NOT comply, including myself. I will hide my firearms, bury them or whatever I can do to keep them from the government. Most people I've talked to have said the VERY same thing. They will NOT register their guns, ever; and most people I talk to are in local law enforcement so have fun enforcing those laws.

"Shall NOT be infringed." This is a CLEAR violation of our constitutional rights. YES, if I thought for one second this could make our children and society more safe, I would give it more thought. But after spending 16 years enforcing the law, I know CRIMINALS do NOT abide by the law, they break them!! I don't plan on being defenseless against anyone. There is absolutely ZERO reason for the federal government to know EXACTLY what guns law abiding citizens possess. Because, REMEMBER the criminals aren't going to register theirs.

myfather15
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myfather15 03/29/13 - 03:36 pm
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Voter fraud?

Can you name me one conservative organization that has been charged with voter fraud or voter registration violations?

ACORN anyone? So to say there isn't a problem with voter fraud is misleading and simply NOT TRUE. There were thousands of cases in Minnesota where dead people voted. DOCUMENTED cases in Ohio where people were allowed to vote 5 times and more, in different areas. It's disingenuous to say there isn't a problem with voter fraud.

The only way I could see someone making this claim is if their side are the ones doing it and they want to cover for them. Is this the case?

Darby
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Darby 03/29/13 - 04:47 pm
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"If gun owners are scared....

that a little gun control will lead to gun rights being lost"
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A "little" gun control is not unlike being a "little" pregnant. Once it has begun, it moves forward relentlessly to a predictable conclusion.

It's gun violence that needs controlling and not guns. Controlling the violence is not that difficult, but it is politically hazardous. That's why Democrats will never do what needs to be done.
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And while we are on the subject of writing new laws to fix problems that don't exist... consider the ill conceived and poorly named "Affordable Health Care Act".

So far it has done none of what Obama promised. In the interim, it's cost to the taxpayers and to the insured is skyrocketing and only projected to get worse in the not so distant future.

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KSL 03/29/13 - 07:49 pm
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Heard an example of the unintended consequences

Of obamacare, or who knows? Perhaps they were intended. It is definitely skewing unemployment figures much like the unprecedented number of people going on disability after running out of unemployment benefits.

The owner of 7 franchised restaurants found out that the cost of health insurance for employees was to go up $400,000+. He is cutting hours back of current employees below the threshold and hiring a bunch more part time employees. More people who will not count in employment numbers. At best, the dems have been really stupid. At worst, they have been downright evil.

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longleafpine 03/30/13 - 12:28 am
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Gun control

Maybe it's time for a law making crimes committed using guns a federal offense with mandatory lengthy sentences. There is no parole for federal crimes, criminals must serve the full sentence. The guns seized as evidence can be destroyed (best form of control).

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