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lyby | Feb 5, 2012 | lyby

Posted on 02/05/2012 7:32:41 PM PST by lyby

I am a 52-year-old mother of three children - a 24-year old grad student, a 21-year old college senior, and a 13- year-old 7th grader. I am a public school teacher of Math to 7th graders.

I am concerned about the welfare of our country, our Constitution, and the hope (NOT Obama's) for our nation. PLEASE help me to understand what is happening to our country.

I am dismayed by the garbage I am hearing and reading. I have been involved in local politics. I could NOT suffer the bullsh*t, so I resigned from the county Republican Executive Committee, after 5 years and two years on the State Executive Committee. Frankly, I do not come from, nor do I possess, the money that is necessary to serve in these capacities. I had visions, but those visions were naive...

Please help me to understand what it is that I am to do...

If you have nothing positive to offer, then DO NOT REPLY, as I am weary of folks who present a "better than thou" attitude and/or who think I am "a newbie".

I am searching and reaching out...

Sincerely,

lyby


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Your Opinion/Questions
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1 posted on 02/05/2012 7:32:49 PM PST by lyby
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To: lyby

Pray!


2 posted on 02/05/2012 7:36:47 PM PST by occamrzr06
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To: occamrzr06

Thank you for that reinforcement! DAILY!!


3 posted on 02/05/2012 7:38:33 PM PST by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: lyby

Pray. Become self sufficient, get out of debt, and get to know your neighbors. Also, arm your adult children and yourself with self-defense firearms. Did I mention pray?


4 posted on 02/05/2012 7:39:20 PM PST by DCBryan1 (Id rather have a man who wrecked his marriage as POTUS than a man who wrecked his country!)
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To: lyby

I will be back in a little while to see if you get any answers to your question.


5 posted on 02/05/2012 7:39:20 PM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: lyby

Understand that a communist and his cronies are in charge and the repub rino’s are fighting against the tea party conservatives. The only hope is to fight hard for a conservative win against the commies and rino establishment. It is dire and Newt or santorum are the only two choices. Pray that Newt does well in the feb 22 debate and gets some momentum.


6 posted on 02/05/2012 7:41:15 PM PST by biggredd1
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To: lyby

First: Get a good religious base in a conventional religion. God really is in control. He created the Universe and everything in it.

Second: Endeavor to persevere. Buy a shotgun. Learn to use it. Teach you children how to use it. Buy some supplies, get some cash in your hand. Make a plan with your children/close family what to do in an emergency. Be prepared if conventional services break down.

Third: Keep you wits about you.

May the Lord be with you


7 posted on 02/05/2012 7:41:37 PM PST by Citizen Tom Paine (An old sailor sends)
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To: lyby

I am stocking up on my food supply. Most of the people I talk to are tired of the BS. Still plugging along. But getting ready. Getting ready.


8 posted on 02/05/2012 7:41:37 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: lyby

Pinged you to a thread that will explain some of what is going on.


9 posted on 02/05/2012 7:42:22 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: DCBryan1

Thank you!

No debt other than our mortgage and the monthly utilities... Sons have college loans, but nothing that is not manageable, as long as they have jobs once they get out of college...

Arms - another story... none.

Self-sufficient?... we live in a city. we have family and land in another state, 500 miles away...


10 posted on 02/05/2012 7:48:56 PM PST by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: biggredd1

What Big redd said and arm yourself.

Ammunition may one day be worth more than dollars.

Things are still pretty good in America, and as long as it stays pretty good it will be peaceful,but when it gets bad really bad, Americans will start taking things into their own hands.


11 posted on 02/05/2012 7:49:53 PM PST by Venturer
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To: lyby

I’ve read some suggestions to your request and offer the following; First, get back at the grassroots level of your local Republican party. many of us face similar circumstances and it is easy, and part of the plan, to make things so disagreeable that conservatives abandon the Republican Party. Make the RINOs abandon the Party. Find conservative allies and make platforms part of your local agenda. Second, recruit like minded people to join you and/or run for office on the conservative Republican platform. If all of the above does not work or seem too complicated, than buy a few weapons while you still can, lots of ammo and stock up on necessities. You will need them.


12 posted on 02/05/2012 7:53:55 PM PST by Dapper 26
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To: lyby

True change will be bottom up.And hard. Very hard. But it will start with men and women of principle who know right from wrong. Like yourself.

The advice to PRAY was excellent.

Beyond that — you already have experience with your local political machine. You are ahead of the game. If your situation permits, get back into it. Let the BS roll off like water off a duck’s back. Persist.

Just my 2c worth.

God bless you, and FRegards.


13 posted on 02/05/2012 7:53:55 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: lyby

I think you are frustrated because you are trying to effect to much change “all on your own.” You, by yourself, can’t change the world.

But you have a lot of influence on the LOCAL level.

I don’t know your exact situation, so I can’t be completely specific.

But for instance, your spouse. Take good care of them. Build them up in their role. Keep your family off welfare of all types.

Another example, your kids. Educate them WELL. Prepare them for a good and independent lifestyle. You know what they personally need to get there. Articulate that goal repeatedly, hold up good examples, walk the walk. Make sure they are oriented towards spouses of their own with the same values. Get them working and saving, etc.

Neighbors. Are their neighbors worthy of your efforts? Some kids who need attention? Some elderly that could use help with the trash? A handicapped person who could use a drive to the doctor? A lonely person that could use some kind company? Take the place of government programs. Set the example.

At work. Do your job and do it well. Articulate your personal philosophy without being obnoxious. Earn respect. You could perhaps advance in the teacher’s union and advocate for conservative political opinions.

Your parents. See to it they are taken care of and not wards of the state.

Your church. Participate. Whatever good ministries they are involved in, get involved.

Charity. Support a worthy one(s) like Crisis Pregnancy Centers, Boy Scouts, others that are not politically correct but are doing yeoman’s work.

The entire nation is changed by a million people doing just the above. Don’t miss the forest for the trees.


14 posted on 02/05/2012 7:54:55 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: lyby

Read and educate yourself-—Read CS Lewis-—understand the nature of evil—evil which is always here—and the only way to combat it-—God.

Read Arendt’s books—read about Bonhoeffer, Winston Churchill, even Margaret Thatcher’s autobiography. Teach your children about the real heroes of this world-—Cato, Cicero, Thomas Reid, the Founding Fathers, or Sophie Scholl. Even Tebow. Moral character matters. God matters. Read “The Question of God” the book contrasting Atheism and Theism—the lives of Lewis and Freud.

Education— get rid of all the white noise—the junk-—the tv—newspapers—magazines—things which destroy knowledge and keep you from real education-—and wisdom.

Yes, there are some worthwhile movies: “Amazing Grace” which your children should watch and other wonderful productions. But be picky.

The only way to “fight” and “survive” is with knowledge and wisdom and God.


15 posted on 02/05/2012 7:59:46 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just LawD)
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To: lyby

Keep abreast of things on FreeRepublic....and teach your kids and grandkids to do so, as well.
The schools, colleges and media in this country have been taken over by commies/marxists.

(I know-—I have a marxist sister who teaches!)
Best of luck to you and best of luck to Freepers-—
(I LOVE Freepers!!! Most are brilliant folks.)

Have your loved ones watch this:

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid949801312001?bckey=AQ~~,AAAACEco_Vk~,9bOat4XcfB_88ri1a3UMdKnLpH9aM8Fv&bclid=0&bctid=1271237687001


16 posted on 02/05/2012 8:00:08 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: hoosiermama

Could you please direct me to that thread as well? Thanks!


17 posted on 02/05/2012 8:02:38 PM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: lyby

Walk with God, be a good example to the kids you teach, recall that people before us have faced much worse things- a lot of them are resting in places like Arlington now. You put in some time as a leader and have done more than most. The truth is, you’ve discovered that politics is a nasty and brutish business- its always been. Take some time and live a bit before returning to it.


18 posted on 02/05/2012 8:03:06 PM PST by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: lyby
As others have indicated, we must pray for guidance and faith, both in our personal lives and our public service and do what we can where we are while we can.

Your Samuel Adams quotation on your "about" page indicates that you read the Founders. As we do that, we learn of their reliance on Divine Providence. Sadly, those of the so-called "progressive" movement have censored the ideas of liberty from textbooks and public discourse. Technology has outstripped their efforts, however, and with the click of a mouse, we can rediscover and share those ideas with others.

Our written Constitution provides a formula which, if rediscovered by our youth, could help to restore and renew our nation's greatness, with the help of Divine Providence. The following is reprinted, with permission. Please share if you wish.

Our Ageless Constitution

"The structure has been erected by architects of consummate skill and fidelity; its foundations are solid; its components are beautiful, as well as useful; its arrangements are full of wisdom and order...."
-Justice Joseph Story

Justice Story's words pay tribute to the United States Constitution and its Framers. Shortly before the 100th year of the Constitution, in his "History of the United States of America," written in 1886, historian George Bancroft said:

"The Constitution is to the American people a possession for the ages."

He went on to say:

"In America, a new people had risen up without king, or princes, or nobles....By calm meditation and friendly councils they had prepared a constitution which, in the union of freedom with strength and order, excelled every one known before; and which secured itself against violence and revolution by providing a peaceful method for every needed reform. In the happy morning of their existence as one of the powers of the world, they had chosen Justice as their guide."

And two hundred years after the adoption of this singularly-important document, praised by Justice Story in one century and Historian Bancroft in the next and said by Sir William Gladstone to be "the most wonderful work ever struck off at a given moment by the brain and purpose of man," the Constitution of 1787 - with its Bill of Rights - remains, yet another century later, a bulwark for liberty, an ageless formula for the government of a free people.

In what sense can any document prepared by human hands be said to be ageless? What are the qualities or attributes which give it permanence?

The Qualities of Agelessness

America's Constitution had its roots in the nature, experience, and habits of humankind, in the experience of the American people themselves - their beliefs, customs, and traditions, and in the practical aspects of politics and government. It was based on the experience of the ages. Its provisions were designed in recognition of principles which do not change with time and circumstance, because they are inherent in human nature.

"The foundation of every government," said John Adams, "is some principle or passion in the minds of the people." The founding generation, aware of its unique place in the ongoing human struggle for liberty, were willing to risk everything for its attainment. Roger Sherman stated that as government is "instituted for those who live under it ... it ought, therefore, to be so constituted as not to be dangerous to liberty." And the American government was structured with that primary purpose in mind - the protection of the peoples liberty.

Of their historic role, in framing a government to secure liberty, the Framers believed that the degree of wisdom and foresight brought to the task at hand might well determine whether future generations would live in liberty or tyranny. As President Washington so aptly put it, "the sacred fire of liberty" might depend "on the experiment intrusted to the hands of the American people" That experiment, they hoped, would serve as a beacon of liberty throughout the world.

The Framers of America's Constitution were guided by the wisdom of previous generations and the lessons of history for guidance in structuring a government to secure for untold millions in the future the unalienable rights of individuals. As Jefferson wisely observed:

"History, by apprising the people of the past, will enable them to judge of the future; it will avail them of the experience of other times and other nations; it will qualify them as judges of the actions and designs of men; it will enable them to know ambition under every disguise it may assume; and knowing it, to defeat its views."(Underlining added for emphasis)

The Constitution, it has been said, was "not formed upon abstraction," but upon practicality. Its philosophy and prin­ciples, among others, incorporated these practical aspects:

The Constitution of the United States of America structured a government for what the Founders called a "virtuous people - that is, a people who would be able, as Burke put it, to "put chains on their own appetites" and, without the coercive hand of government, to live peaceably without violating the rights of others. Such a society would need no standing armies to insure internal order, for the moral beliefs, customs, and love for liberty motivating the actions of the people and their representatives in government - the "unwritten" constitution - would be in keeping with their written constitution.

George Washington, in a speech to the State Governors, shared his own sense of the deep roots and foundations of the new nation:

"The foundation of our empire was not laid in the gloomy age of ignorance and superstition; but at an epocha when the rights of mankind were better understood and more clearly defined, than at any former period.... the treasures of knowledge, acquired by the labors of philosophers, sages, and legislators, through a long succession of years, are laid open for our use, and their collective wisdom may be happily applied in the establishment of our forms of government."

And Abraham Lincoln, in the mid-1800's, in celebrating the blessings of liberty, challenged Americans to transmit the "political edifice of liberty and equal rights" of their constitutional government to future generations:

"In the great journal of things happening under the sun, we, the American people, find our account running ... We find ourselves in the peaceful possession, of the fairest portion of the earth....We find ourselves under the government of a system of political institutions, conducing more essentially to the ends of civil and religious liberty, than any of which the history of former times tells us. We found ourselves the legal inheritors of these fundamental blessings. We toiled not in the acquirement or establishment of them - They are a legacy bequeathed us, by a once hardy, brave, and patriotic...race of ancestors. Theirs was the task (and nobly they performed it) to possess themselves, and through themselves, us, of this goodly land; and to uprear upon its hills and its valleys, a political edifice of liberty and equal rights, 'tis ours only, to transmit these...to the latest generation that fate shall permit the world to know...."

Because it rests on sound philosophical foundations and is rooted in enduring principles, the United States Constitution can, indeed, properly be described as "ageless," for it provides the formula for securing the blessings of liberty, establishing justice, insuring domestic tranquillity, promoting the general welfare, and providing for the common defense of a free people who understand its philosophy and principles and who will, with dedication, see that its integrity and vigor are preserved.

Justice Joseph Story was quoted in the caption of this essay as attesting to the skill and fidelity of the architects of the Constitution, its solid foundations, the practical aspects of its features, and its wisdom and order. The closing words of his statement, however, were reserved for use here; for in his 1789 remarks, he recognized the "ageless" quality of the magnificent document, and at the same time, issued a grave warning for Americans of all centuries. He concluded his statement with these words:

"...and its defenses are impregnable from without. It has been reared for immortality, if the work of man may justly aspire to such a title. It may, nevertheless, perish in an hour by the folly, or corruption, or negligence of its only keepers, THE PEOPLE. Republics are created by virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens."

Our ageless constitution can be shared with the world and passed on to generations far distant if its formula is not altered in violation of principle through the neglect of its keepers - THE PEOPLE.


Our Ageless Constitution, W. David Stedman & La Vaughn G. Lewis, Editors (Asheboro, NC, W. David Stedman Associates, 1987) Part VII:  ISBN 0-937047-01-5

19 posted on 02/05/2012 8:03:54 PM PST by loveliberty2
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To: lyby

I feel your sense of worry and concern, as I’m the Mom of a just turned 18 yr. old high school senior girl and a 14 yr. old 9th grade son. I’ve never worried like this in my life before other than the usual, maybe more than the average Mom, type stuff. I’ve been feeling this for over 3 years now. This Spring, with tornadoes, we got to live first hand without power, with no stores, with no gas, no cell phones, no internet, no home phone and only the food in our refrigerator (which didn’t last long with no electricity) and pantry. We did have a radio. They had a news briefing every a.m. with the local EMA officials and the Sheriff who said you could use force, deadly force, to protect yourself and your property . . . as people were stealing portable generators, etc. since of course you have to keep them outside. If & when something happens, a major something, in this country, it won’t be pretty. One man who owned a convenience store/gas station was sleeping and someone broke in, he shot and killed them. All legal. But it will get U-G-L-Y when the time comes. Doesn’t scare me so much for myself as I’ve lived a good life, but it does for my children.


20 posted on 02/05/2012 8:08:09 PM PST by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: lyby

Yes, pray. But don’t focus on the presidential race. Ask God to rise up wise and honorable men and women for public office at all levels and for conservatives to hold the House and retake the Senate. Because regardless of whether the next president is Obama, Mitt or Newt, a conservative Congress is going to have to hold them in check.


21 posted on 02/05/2012 8:08:09 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: lyby

Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?

Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned.

Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army, another had two sons captured.

Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War. They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor. What kind of men were they?

Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists. Eleven were merchants, nine were farmers and large plantation owners; men of means, well educated. But they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured.

Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his ships swept from the seas by the British Navy. He sold his home and properties to pay his debts, and died in rags.

Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move his family almost constantly. He served in the Congress without pay, and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him, and poverty was his reward.

Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer, Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton. At the battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted that the British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters. He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire. The home was destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.

Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months. John Hart was driven from his wife’s bedside as she was dying. Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his children vanished. A few weeks later he died from exhaustion and a broken heart.

Norris and Livingston suffered similar fates.

Such were the stories and sacrifices of the American Revolution. These were not wild eyed, rabble-rousing ruffians. They were soft-spoken men of means and education.

They had security, but they valued liberty more.

Standing tall, straight, and unwavering, they pledged:

“For the support of this declaration, with firm reliance on the protection of the divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other, our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor”.

They gave you and me a free and independent America. The history books never told you a lot of what happened in the Revolutionary War.

We didn’t just fight the British. We were British subjects at that time and we fought our own government!

Some of us take these liberties so much for granted.....we shouldn’t.


22 posted on 02/05/2012 8:12:15 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: lyby

To understand what’s going on I would suggest reading the histories of varies political philosophies i.e Nazism, Communism, Socialism and Fascism. I did so when I was in college and it gave the knowledge to understand what is going on right in our country. With that said I’m a conservative who believes in our constitution but I have lost faith in the institutions of our government.

Now if you read the histories of these political philosophies THEY all have ONE thing in common and that is INDOCTONATION OF THE YOUTH. Our higher education shifted from a conservative patriotic surrounding sometime in the 60’s to a radical form of teaching. Yes there was always a undercurrent of radical teaches in higher education but it wasn’t as pervasive as it is now. If you remember the 70’s it really started to take hold them. For the radicals i.e. Liberals its been a thirty year or more to get someone they could get elected and control well they found him in O.

This indoctrination has eat away the moral fabric of our Society. You see it in the media and such. The media is the mechanism they use to further the breakdown of our norms. Our norms took a big hit in the Clinton-era (You know what I mean) and it hasn’t been the same since.

However, there is hope all societies go through the same type of cycles we are in now. When the new American Enlightenment will happen I don’t know but IT WILL.


23 posted on 02/05/2012 8:13:30 PM PST by Clyde5445
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To: lyby

Do not worry about things which are outside of your control.

worry about what you can control- your children, your family, and being a solid role model for your students. Present the truth, to educate and help, not to condemn. Do not despair - despair is a sin!

“steadfast and persevering, fully engaged in the work of the Lord.”

Do all this - and your influence, whatever your job or position, will be far greater than you know.


24 posted on 02/05/2012 8:15:25 PM PST by PGR88
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To: lyby

Wind up Lanterns - LL Bean

Wind up flashlights- llBean and others.

Wind up Radio. You will never be able to buy enough batteries.

Battery operated Fan for Summer. You can use it sparingly to make the batteries last.

Every time you go to the store buy a can of something (canned meat, canned soup (not condensed), 4 pkg of toilet paper, instant coffee, canned drinks, and water.

Buy a water filter like Zero water. Rotate your water.

A gun and ammo. Find the money for this, it might just save your life.

Make a bug out bag for you and anyone at home. Keep it by the door, and keep it full of food, as much money as you can, and ammo.

Keep the car/van/truck full of gas. When you hit half a tank, fill it up. If you have to try to get out of town to family, you’ll be glad you did this.

And, last but not least pray. Talk to your local pastor (if you have one) or find a church who is also making plans. If you can’t get out of town if things go down hill, you’ll at least be able to make it to the church.

Just a few suggestions.


25 posted on 02/05/2012 8:20:57 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: lyby

The Republican Party has done this to too many people!

You’re in Virginia. Start with Americans for Prosperity http://www.americansforprosperity.org/foundation and ask for referrals to grassroots movements. Abigail Adams Project http://abigailadamsproject.com/ Get involved in these movements that are committed to DOING SOMETHING concrete.

I’m similar to you, a single mom of two twenty-something kids, scared and sad. I did not want to go back to the Republican party. In October 2011, I responded to an Americans for Prosperity email to do bill analysis at the state level. I was able to bring my strengths and skills to the table. We now have a highly organized 200 person volunteer project where each person tracks a bill through committee hearings and write up reports. Then we broadcast points for volunteers statewide to contact their legislators.... this is done daily. We get the legislators while they’re in committee! It’s almost too late once bills are on the floor. But we’re there too - with a war room. There are lots of grassroots movements doing unique things.


26 posted on 02/05/2012 8:21:28 PM PST by freeagle
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To: lyby

there is only one answer

open up your Bible to the book of John

read it daily, all the way through each day

If you do, and actually care what it says, you will know what to do


27 posted on 02/05/2012 8:22:56 PM PST by RaceBannon (Romney would surrender to Islam as fast as Obama promotes it)
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To: lyby
Just my 2c, about arms.

Nothing less than 40 cal. 9 mil is useless in the grand scheme of things, for personal protection, if you have to protect yourself or loved ones.

22 rifle is good for small game.

Shotgun for a house gun.

Become proficient in the use of all, that you have. purchase ammo and store it, stick to only a few types of like weapons.

For me, I have several weapons, but only 2 calibers.

And like was previously stated PRAY.

Do not trust Dem or Repub, there is no real difference between them.

28 posted on 02/05/2012 8:24:25 PM PST by SERE_DOC (My Rice Krispies told me to stay home & clean my weapons!)
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To: lyby
Resign from the ranks of the government unionists, that's what.

29 posted on 02/05/2012 8:28:59 PM PST by I see my hands (The old sod ne'er shall be forgot.)
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To: RaceBannon

After a gut-wrenching moment 17 years ago my Bible opened up to me and the answer was in John after a serious night of prayer. The pages moved around as my questions were furious. Old and New, back to Old and back to New. I cried for the first time in 20 years. It was quite a moment with Me, the Holy Ghost and my Lord.


30 posted on 02/05/2012 8:30:27 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: SERE_DOC

I intend this reply to ALL OF YOU who have so graciously responded to my plea! THANK YOU, Fellow Freepers, who have gathered me under your wings, comforted me, and offered advice. I DO trust in our Lord, Jesus Christ! I pray daily. I am human... I fall short... THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESPONSES!


31 posted on 02/05/2012 8:39:03 PM PST by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: SERE_DOC

Fantastic thread. But also sobering.

I am about your age. I think folks our age and above just remember the good days of America, when it was strong. Perhaps never perfect, but definitely stronger ..and first rate. And we’re seeing its decline. Younger people just don’t have the same perspective.

I am prone to tearfulness lately. I am just sad for America. Sad and angry at the ignorance and evil of so many people now. Just disgusted with the Sheeple mentality. I am also very worried. VERY, very worried for my kids, esp the youngest who is 10 and mildly autistic. I don’t even want to think what his life would be like w/o me ...But this thread really helped me tonight.

In the end, it’s all about God and family. I have cut back at work because I refuse to work like a dog just to pay more taxes and just want to enjoy life and be there for my family. I wonder if they are counting people like me in the employment picture ...


32 posted on 02/05/2012 8:39:22 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: lyby

Please consider www.freedomworks.org and your local Tea Party .
Freedomworks offers a platform called FreedomConnector to allow you to easily connect with other like minded people both locally and across the USA .

Some very positive things are happening at Freedomworks to lower taxes,less government, leading to more freedom !


33 posted on 02/05/2012 8:46:43 PM PST by rbd7804
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To: Mortrey

I met her. Great video.


34 posted on 02/05/2012 8:49:26 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Reputation is what others know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself.)
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To: lyby

;^)


35 posted on 02/05/2012 8:49:52 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Shadowstrike

Don’t forget a MANUAL can opener.


36 posted on 02/05/2012 8:51:01 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: lyby
we have family and land in another state, 500 miles away...

there's your first answer -

You do not want to be living in a city when things break loose...and it's too late to make plans afterwards

37 posted on 02/05/2012 8:51:17 PM PST by maine-iac7
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To: I see my hands

Dear Sir:

I am NOT a member of the “government unionists”.

Although I am a “public school” teacher, I have opted NOT to be a member of the so-called government union. I do maintain “liability insurance” through CEAI.


38 posted on 02/05/2012 8:52:29 PM PST by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: lyby

You are a teacher, so teach!

Set the example for your students. Show them a positive, God-fearing person who really cares about their futures. Give them hope!!! They will be the ones to turn this around, so they must believe they can.

This is all far beyond politics. GOP or Democrat - really doesn’t matter. The system has been corrupted. Find like minded people in your area and be good friends with them. The strength of our nation is in it’s people and it’s God, not in our politics or out government.


39 posted on 02/05/2012 8:55:48 PM PST by freemama
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To: Mountain Mary

I envy your having met her.

Interesting that the most vehement about the loss of America comes from those that have come to her later than we.


40 posted on 02/05/2012 8:55:57 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: LibsRJerks

Wonderful post, LRJ.

I’ve been tearful too lately. We are the ones who understand the danger our country is in. Many others don’t get it. They are too busy or too stupid.

But it IS all about GOD, FAMILY and COUNTRY.
I try priorize them in that order. Sometimes I’ve put country first for a period and forgot that the other two are most important and without them, I wouldn’t have the blessed life that I do.


41 posted on 02/05/2012 8:56:45 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Reputation is what others know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself.)
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To: Mortrey

Do you have her book?


42 posted on 02/05/2012 9:00:32 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Reputation is what others know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself.)
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To: lyby

What a wonderful thread you started! Thank you!

I’m gaining comfort, myself, from reading the answers to your questions and concerns.


43 posted on 02/05/2012 9:00:55 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: lyby
-- I have been involved in local politics. I could NOT suffer the bullsh*t, so I resigned from the county Republican Executive Committee, after 5 years and two years on the State Executive Committee. Frankly, I do not come from, nor do I possess, the money that is necessary to serve in these capacities. --

Why does it take money to serve in those capacities; or better asked, how much money does it take to hold those positions?

Are you saying that ability and time to do the job are insufficient qualification? That the primary qualification is financial?

If that's the case, and you lack the money, then your political problem is easily resolved - you aren't qualified. That doesn't mean you can't educate others.

-- Please help me to understand what it is that I am to do... --

Your family has priority. Don't gamble money you can't afford to lose on politics.

44 posted on 02/05/2012 9:02:30 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: lyby

Echoing everybody else here pretty much.

Know God. Know yourself. Know your enemy. Fight for God. Fight for yourself. Fight your enemy. Never give up.


45 posted on 02/05/2012 9:03:52 PM PST by FishinTX (Annoy liberals, VOTE NEWT.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Thank you for the well-researched information on the Signers. I am copying it and sending it to my Tea Party friends.

How soft and spoiled we are today!


46 posted on 02/05/2012 9:05:16 PM PST by Liberty Wins (Newt --named after Isaac Newton?)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Brad’s Gramma,

THANK YOU! I have been feeling “alone” and needed some reassurance...

I LOVE this country and what our Founding Fathers intended for us... I pray that my children and grandchildren will live to enjoy the freedoms with which we have been blessed...

My ancestors go back to the Scots and their desire for FREEDOM!!!!


47 posted on 02/05/2012 9:08:40 PM PST by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Brad’s Gramma,

THANK YOU! I have been feeling “alone” and needed some reassurance...

I LOVE this country and what our Founding Fathers intended for us... I pray that my children and grandchildren will live to enjoy the freedoms with which we have been blessed...

My ancestors go back to the Scots and their desire for FREEDOM!!!!


48 posted on 02/05/2012 9:08:48 PM PST by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Brad’s Gramma,

THANK YOU! I have been feeling “alone” and needed some reassurance...

I LOVE this country and what our Founding Fathers intended for us... I pray that my children and grandchildren will live to enjoy the freedoms with which we have been blessed...

My ancestors go back to the Scots and their desire for FREEDOM!!!!


49 posted on 02/05/2012 9:08:48 PM PST by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: lyby
Psalm 102
24 I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days: thy years are throughout all generations. 25 Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.
26 They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:
27 But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end.
28 The children of thy servants shall continue, and their seed shall be established before thee.

Encourage your children to have lots of children and to raise them in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

50 posted on 02/05/2012 9:11:09 PM PST by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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