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How to Save America.
Free Republic Original Content | 8/17/2012 | by Laz A. Mataz

Posted on 08/17/2012 7:13:03 AM PDT by Lazamataz

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To: NFHale
So, yes, turning inward to God can save ourselves and our own souls. But the soul of the country may be lost as a whole.

Nossir. Not even close. Every single person who reads this and decides to behave differently, adds to the restoration of America.

Saving the country turns out to be an 'inside job'.

51 posted on 08/17/2012 9:36:32 AM PDT by Lazamataz (I love the Universe, and it loves me.)
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To: Lazamataz

I hope you are right.


52 posted on 08/17/2012 9:38:10 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Lazamataz
We will be less likely to act out in a proactive act of violence.

"...But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."

53 posted on 08/17/2012 9:45:14 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: NFHale; Lazamataz; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; Impy; stephenjohnbanker; DuncanWaring; dalebert
RE :”I don’t see us being repaired by anything less than a catastrophe and a major purging of the other side. The irony of it is, the other side is PUSHING for that catastrophe - which I truly believe will destroy them ultimately

I was thinking similar thoughts over this Amnesty position that Obama is taking. it's like the Sal Alinsky rule “Overwhelm the system so it collapses. I see no good from it.

Here's the paradox. Do you really want the side (Republicans) that talks conservative and talks free markets (regardless if they believe it or not) to be at the visible wheel when it all collapses? AGAIN?? a second time?And get blamed for two?

Or the economy could get better (I am not counting on that) and the next years POTUS gets the credit for it.

Tnat is the complexity of real life that we live in and our inability to see the future.

Oh if the world were only black and white like on the hannity show.

54 posted on 08/17/2012 9:53:10 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: Lazamataz

“...politics is a sometimes horrifying and often boring exercise...”

These past three and a half years have been nothing BUT horrifying... watching Urkel Mugabe dismantle the country and the mediots carry the water for him, and “our” side - the GOP - in full tuck tail between legs mode.


55 posted on 08/17/2012 9:54:20 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Lazamataz
America's problems stem from only one source: A lack of ethics and morals, and a self-centered and self-seeking population. The level of immaturity and desire for instant gratification found in 'average Americans' is profound.

So very true. The American problem is spiritual at the root.

Thank you for sharing your insights, dear Laz!

56 posted on 08/17/2012 9:55:51 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: DTogo
"...But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."

The American Revolution was reactive.

I mentioned 'proactive'.

57 posted on 08/17/2012 9:56:41 AM PDT by Lazamataz (I love the Universe, and it loves me.)
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To: NFHale

“Urkel Mugabe”

snort...

Thank you.


58 posted on 08/17/2012 9:59:23 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: sickoflibs; Lazamataz; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; Impy; stephenjohnbanker; DuncanWaring; dalebert

“...Oh if the world were only black and white like on the hannity show....”

What a frigging mess. Makes me want to throw up on the nearest lib I can find.

Wow...there’s some interesting imagery...

“Hey...I’m here to “Give Something BACK to you..” to “Make a DIFFERENCE”....to have an IMPACT” in your world...” and then heeeeeeeeeeeeeeere’s RALPHY!!!”

I feel better already at the thought of it.


59 posted on 08/17/2012 10:00:17 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: headsonpikes

Hey brother, when it fits....ya goes wid it.


60 posted on 08/17/2012 10:01:40 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale
Just stay focused on this: We can only clean our side of the street.

I work on myself, thusly helping the world in general, and the USA in particular.

61 posted on 08/17/2012 10:08:34 AM PDT by Lazamataz (I love the Universe, and it loves me.)
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To: Lazamataz

Working on it. Have been for a long time.

To paraphrase Tip O’Neill:

“All salvation is local”...


62 posted on 08/17/2012 10:12:17 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Lazamataz

Laz,

I disagree with the “preaching to the choir” observation. Thank you for the gentle reminder that the way each of us lives does matter, and that we can set an example for others to potentially follow.

We each have some circle of influence, even beyond FreeRepublic.


63 posted on 08/17/2012 10:13:57 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: iceskater

Thank you. I can’t take any credit, though, since it’s taken me time to realize it myself....maybe it was God giving me a nudge.


64 posted on 08/17/2012 10:15:49 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: NFHale

Wonderful! Keep doin’ the do! :)


65 posted on 08/17/2012 10:16:44 AM PDT by Lazamataz (I love the Universe, and it loves me.)
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To: Lazamataz

Great article, Laz!


66 posted on 08/17/2012 10:23:41 AM PDT by Sarajevo (Don't think for a minute that this excuse for a President has America's best interest in mind.)
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To: NFHale; Lazamataz
I don’t see us being repaired by anything less than a catastrophe and a major purging of the other side. The irony of it is, the other side is PUSHING for that catastrophe - which I truly believe will destroy them ultimately -

great Halerant...sadly however, this bit of yer prose is believed by both sides of the divide...

that, my FRiends, is how far from a moral people weve become...

67 posted on 08/17/2012 10:34:06 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Lazamataz
"Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime and pure (and) which insures to the good eternal happiness, are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments." -- Charles Carroll, signer of the Declaration of Independence

The decriers among us have been there from the beginning; and we were pretty successful for a long time in beating them back.

Something happened. Many didn't notice the infection of progressivism invading our schools, our religious institutions, our media, our politics. As a measure of its success, those that did take note and spoke out were mocked and marginalized and overwhelmed.

I do think, however, we're experiencing another Great Awakening now and that we'll triumph in the end. The differences between us stand out now in high relief. I guess the battle lines must be drawn before the battle can take place.

I understand your point about leading by example.

I still want to pummel my Commie "activist" neighbors up the street, though. It's the Irish in me.

68 posted on 08/17/2012 10:36:24 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Gilbo_3

True, and it’s up to us personally to stop it. One person at a time, starting with ourselves.


69 posted on 08/17/2012 10:36:38 AM PDT by Lazamataz (I love the Universe, and it loves me.)
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To: Gilbo_3; Lazamataz; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Impy; sickoflibs

Hey brother G...good to hear from ya as always.

Been a while since I had a rant...Laz inspired me.

And Laz is right...one soul at a time, and set an example.

Kim du Toit, a fine Patriot who had a great website for a while, had a motto - “Turning America Back into a Nation of Rifleman - One Citizen at a Time”.

I think the same can be said here as well...one soul at a time.

Hopefully, we have the time.

As for both sides believing it...yeah, I see it. But I think - maybe because I’m biased - that our side of the aisle has always been more than willing to try and live ‘n let live - maybe to a fault.

The other side...not so much.

It’s like living continuously in a house with a psychopath. How do you coexist with someone that lives every breathing, waking moment for the purpose of killing (figuratively OR literally, your choice) you the minute you close your eyes or stop paying attention? You can’t placate him; you can’t give in, and you can’t just be left alone, because he’s on you like white on rice 24/7/365.

Sooner or later, you just get fed up and deck his ass with a 2x4. Or...you fall asleep, and he decks you.

The other side has lost their collective mind, and the hardcore amongst them are pushing for “now, now, now!” because they see their standard-bearer for the stumblebum that he really is. And he, in turn, if re-elected, will try to placate them and prove that he’s “the one”.

Way I see it, anyway...

Hope for the best, pray for peace, but be prepared for - you know the rest.


70 posted on 08/17/2012 10:49:52 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Lazamataz

Yes, Laz. :)


71 posted on 08/17/2012 10:52:43 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Madame Dufarge; Lazamataz; NFHale
The decriers among us have been there from the beginning; and we were pretty successful for a long time in beating them back.

Something happened. Many didn't notice the infection of progressivism invading our schools, our religious institutions, our media, our politics. As a measure of its success, those that did take note and spoke out were mocked and marginalized and overwhelmed.

Thank You Madame for writing my thoughts...to me, its the age old 'Good vs evil' scenario...as SirHale noted, its 24/7/365 locked in a room with a demon/monster, eventually we, as a nation HAD to fall asleep and get pummeled...

one person at a time, one Spirit at a time is the only way...but that takes 'time'...more than we have the luxury of at this point, IMHO...

i will continue in my quest to clean my side of the street, progress NOT 'perfection', as that is only attainable at the point of a dirt nap...I am re-motivated of late to carry a message of Gods Grace to me fellow man...

my experience confirms that most dont want it, and that the ones who do are un willing to take the necessary action to even seek God, much less to turn their will back to Him...

I'll seek His Will, and conform to the best of my ability, but to be sure, Im NOT required to be a martyr...

evil knows that the final score is already decided, so it strikes whenever it has the opportunity...bambam is the culmination of that perfect storm...a real 'teachable moment' as it were...

Blessings all

72 posted on 08/17/2012 11:37:27 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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one person at a time, one Spirit at a time is the only way...but that takes 'time'...more than we have the luxury of at this point, IMHO...

You're right, Gilbo_3.

I could very well be wrong, but hasn't the gradual ascendancy of the left in large part resulted from an aversion to confronting their evil head-on? History is replete with examples of our enemy, picking the time and place, succeeding in using our appealing to our better angels against us. I wish it weren't so, but it is what it is.

I'll seek His Will, and conform to the best of my ability, but to be sure, Im NOT required to be a martyr...

If there were ever a hill to fight on, this is it.

73 posted on 08/17/2012 12:38:03 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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“...a real ‘teachable moment’ as it were.....”

One hell of a painful lesson, isn’t it.

Sorta like mistaking Pine-Sol for nose spray and giving the schozz a couple of blasts with it.

yeah...THAT’LL leave a mark...


74 posted on 08/17/2012 1:11:42 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale
On the lighter side, you reminded me of the time a friend of my father's squirted Super Glue in his eye (which for some unfathomable reason someone had put in his medicine cabinet), mistaking it for eye medication.

When my father asked him whether he'd put it in both eyes, he responded, "What do you think, I'm stupid?"

75 posted on 08/17/2012 3:24:44 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Lazamataz

Thank you for the post. I agree with what you say; we must recover our ethical and moral compass, or we are lost.


76 posted on 08/17/2012 9:31:39 PM PDT by henkster (We're the slaves of the phony leaders...)
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To: Madame Dufarge

RE Dad and SuperGlue:

WOW....hope he was OK? Hospital?

That could be real bad...


77 posted on 08/18/2012 7:42:01 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Lazamataz

I laugh at your “nutty” humor and appreciate your reflections on God and politics.


78 posted on 08/18/2012 8:58:50 AM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: lyby

It was a sudden realization, but Joe realized — in retrospect — that getting that cute little female zombie to perform a particular oral act on him was not his best-ever-thought-out plan.


79 posted on 08/18/2012 9:04:29 AM PDT by Lazamataz (I love the Universe, and it loves me.)
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To: lyby

Oh, and by the way:

I have decided to become an evil superhero. I am recruiting minions. Please send a resume, cover letter, and recommendations to:

Mr. Evil Superhero
Dark Fortress of Brooding
Wasteland, South Pole 89190-2042


80 posted on 08/18/2012 9:06:27 AM PDT by Lazamataz (I love the Universe, and it loves me.)
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To: Lazamataz

Do you HEAR my laughter from all the way down here in Alabama?! BWAHAHAHA!! (My family gave me a t-shirt with the saying, “STAY CALM and KILL ZOMBIES”, and the picture of two revolvers.)


81 posted on 08/18/2012 9:09:04 AM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: Lazamataz

Too simple. America will never buy it.


82 posted on 08/18/2012 9:35:21 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: NFHale
He went to the emergency room; they somehow dissolved it and he was fine.

The rules about where to store the super glue became a little stricter, though...:-)

83 posted on 08/19/2012 2:36:08 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Lazamataz
How about factotums?

Hiring from outside or does one have to start out as a minion and work up through the ranks?

84 posted on 08/19/2012 6:54:24 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Madame Dufarge
How about factotums?

Is that a medicinal version of Mentos?

85 posted on 08/19/2012 6:58:35 AM PDT by Lazamataz (I love the Universe, and it loves me.)
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To: Lazamataz

The core of it is that the Feds themselves are a far greater threat to these United States than any 7th century creatures with rags tied around their heads with fanbelts.


86 posted on 08/19/2012 7:02:41 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: Lazamataz
Well, yeah, but over-the-counter.

None of this elitist stuff.

87 posted on 08/19/2012 7:07:10 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Lazamataz
100% Agreement Laz. I (or maybe God) knew there was a reason for being on your ping list. Well stated Laz, and absolutely an infinity of pure truth. Thank You!
88 posted on 08/19/2012 7:24:04 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Madame Dufarge

“...The rules about where to store the super glue became a little stricter, though...:-)..”

Yeah, Dads are funny like that... One little shot of Super Glue in the orb, and they get all sorts of crazy...

Seriously, glad he’s ok, though.


89 posted on 08/19/2012 11:00:36 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

BTTT for the heck of it.


90 posted on 10/24/2012 2:08:25 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The Pravda Press has gone from 'biased' straight on through to 'utterly bizarre'.)
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