The American Fool

June 1, 2010

I received an email that is, unfortunately, true not only for our last election but for several elections before it. As you read it, think about it, substitute the names of our ex-presidents and our congressional representatives for Obama… We are in serious trouble and we need to repent before it gets worse. Here is the email:

Some people have the vocabulary to sum up things in a way you can understand them. This quote came from the Czech Republic . Someone over there has it figured out. We have a lot of work to do.

“The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president.”

“The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince.

The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.”

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The Election – What’s at Stake???

October 30, 2008

By Janet Walgren

I would like to share three short videos about important election issues. I hope that you will consider what is at stake before you vote. I believe that the consequences of this election are, or will become, alarming.

http://www.catholicvote.com/
Before You Vote, Consider the Issues

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYRpIf2F9NA
Do Unto Others as You Would Have Others Do Unto You

Obama – Yes I Can Make Us Defenseless, Just Like Dec 7, 1941
(humorously titled by a Harvard Law grad)

See link below if above doesn’t work with your browser

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRGru2CPC4E


California Proposition 8

October 29, 2008

By Janet Walgren
I would like to share this video on California’s Proposition 8. If you think it doesn’t have anything to do with you, please think again.

http://www.afa.net/prop8video/index.html for English

http://www.afa.net/prop8video/index2.html for Spanish

If Proposition 8 fails, what is next??? Marry your dog, marry a child, take 5 husbands or 9 wives? If gender has no meaning in defining marriage, why should a species or a number like “one” be relevant to any discussion about marriage? Then the question is, “Who has the right to define anything that obstructs one’s own will and denies one of agency?” I ask you, “Do we really want to go there?”

The Prophet leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints have asked the members of the church to support Proposition 8. Unfortunately, not all professed members have done so. Some have actually petitioned the church to change their stand on this issue. Well, either you believe that the church is run by God through his prophets or you believe that the church is run by men manipulating the saints by usurping God’s authority to push their own agendas. Either you believe in prophets or you don’t.

If you believe in prophets and you believe in God, it is stupid… utterly ridiculous to say that God has no business sticking his nose in to the personal affairs of his children. So much for parental rights.

In the Book of Mormon, during the final days of the Nephites, the prophet made a statement that applies to issues like this. He said that he wasn’t going to tell us too much about the personal lives of the Nephites because we would get emotionally involved and miss the point…which was that God gave us rules and commandments with consequences affixed.

If we break the rules there are consequences now and in eternity. When the Nephites broke the rules and rejected the God of heaven, they were wiped off the face of the earth. We have been forewarned of a similar fate. The actions of individuals, the courts and the voice of the people do and will affect us and the fate of our nation.


Who’s to Blame… Wall Street, Congress or Us?

October 25, 2008

By Janet Walgren

This week I took the opportunity to watch the Congressional hearings about the credit rating industry. As the top guns of Moody, Standard & Poor, and others were grilled by members of the United States Congress, I sat in disbelief of what I was hearing. So did the members of Congress who were asking the questions.

With all the hoop-a-la going on with campaigns, debates, news media coverage, finger pointing and the crazies that go with it, I was please to get some common sense emails this week. I would like to share them here in hopes of doing some good for our country. Enjoy!

By Charlie Reese – a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper

 

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them. Have you ever wondered why, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits? Have you ever wondered why, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes? You and I don’t propose a federal budget. The president does. You and I don’t have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does. You and I don’t write the tax code, Congress does. You and I don’t set fiscal policy, Congress does. You and I don’t control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

 

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president, and nine Supreme Court justices 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country. I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.

 

I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a president to do one cotton-picking thing. I don’t care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator’s responsibility to determine how he votes.

 

Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party. What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits. The president can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept.

 

The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? She is the leader of the majority party. She and fellow House members, not the president, can approve any budget they want. If the president vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.

 

It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted — by present facts — of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can’t think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

 

If the tax code is unfair, it’s because they want it unfair. If the budget is in the red, it’s because they want it in the red. If the Army and Marines are in IRAQ, it’s because they want them in IRAQ. If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it’s because they want it that way. They vote their own pay-raises for themselves because they want it that way.

 

There are no unsolvable government problems. Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to   regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power.

 

Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like ‘the economy,’ ‘inflation,’ or ‘politics’ that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do. Those 545 people and they alone, are responsible. They and they alone, have the power. They and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees. We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!

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America’s Financial Demise

September 23, 2008

I would like to thank Connor for allowing me to post his blog post on my blog. I think this is critically important and hope that you will all help spread the word, call your congressional representatives and fight this as hard as you can. Interestingly, the same persons who cooked the books and caused the financial problems we are now facing as a nation are the financial advisors to Barack Obama.

The Laws of Wickedness and America’s Demise

By Connor Boyack

For the past several decades, America has been dying a slow death. Certain pieces of legislation, offensive military engagements, and financial policies have put one nail after another into the coffin. This week, Americans witnessed one of the final nails being put in place, though few understood the gravity of the situation.

America was once a nation governed by the rule of law. The Constitution—a written document serving to bind down those who aspire to power and wealth—was established to provide a moral framework of Republican law. Despite its early success and worldwide popularity, it was not long before evil Mahanites sought out ways to circumvent the law.

The Book of Mormon reveals the aims and methods of these people, whose successors have carried on the works of darkness in our own day:

And whosoever of those who belonged to their band should reveal unto the world of their wickedness and their abominations, should be tried, not according to the laws of their country, but according to the laws of their wickedness, which had been given by Gadianton and Kishkumen.

Condemning the righteous because of their righteousness; letting the guilty and the wicked go unpunished because of their money; and moreover to be held in office at the head of government,
to rule and do according to their wills, that they might get gain and glory of the world, and, moreover, that they might the more easily commit adultery, and steal, and kill, and do according to their own wills… (Helaman 6:24, 7:5; emphasis added)

The federal government has in the past few days nationalized several major institutions in the key financial industries, proclaiming itself arbiter of what companies should and should not fail. Absent from the discussion, as always, is a declaration of their authority. No, since such scenarios are overseen by the unconstitutional Federal Reserve (a private banking company with no Congressional oversight or audits, ever), unelected men act according to their own “laws (of wickedness)” and “rule and do according to their wills.”

Despite America’s death knell this week, there is a silver lining in the dark, abysmal cloud:

The FED’s action [of bailing out AIG] amounts to the $85 billion purchase of a private company, on behalf of the federal government, using public funds – without political accountability of any kind. Outrageous as it is, this action may have the healthy, if thoroughly unintended, consequence of illustrating just who actually runs our political system and economy.

In light of such a bold power grab on the part of these unelected money-loving men, those who have been commanded to awake to such atrocities have been given another chance, one that is literally smacking them in the face (by being felt in their wallet). One might hope that more people will wake up to what’s going on. It would then be more widely known that there are evil men in (elected and unelected) office substituting their own will for the will of the people and the rule of law.

Consider the proposed bill that would allow one man, the Secretary of the Treasury, to become financial emperor of the United States. The following are a few select portions which deserve public scrutiny:

Section 2(b)
Necessary Actions.–The Secretary is authorized to take such actions as the Secretary deems necessary to carry out the authorities in this Act, including,
without limitation:

Should this bill pass, the Secretary would have the unfettered authority to institute his will in the marketplace, however he pleases. Without limitation implies just that—that the provisions that follow are not all-inclusive nor definitive, but that based on his own judgment the Secretary may act in other ways without restraint. Paulson, being the CEO-on-leave of Goldman Sachs, could buy up their bad debt at a heavily discounted rate, or sell to them certain assets at a steal. The sky’s the limit!

Section 2(b)(3)
designating financial institutions as financial agents of the Government, and they shall perform all such reasonable duties related to this Act as financial agents of the Government as may be required of them;

The Secretary here grants himself the unrestrained ability to nationalize companies and deputize them, designating them “financial agents of the federal government”. Who ever heard of such a thing?

Section 5(c)
Sale of Mortgage-Related Assets.–The Secretary may, at any time, upon terms and conditions and
at prices determined by the Secretary, sell, or enter into securities loans, repurchase transactions or other financial transactions in regard to, any mortgage-related asset purchased under this Act.

This authority to fix prices and arbitrarily determine the numbers is, no doubt, a power lusted after by Gadiantons seeking to steal and get gain. Ayn Rand’s most depraved antagonists would surely be jealous.

Section 6
The Secretary’s authority to purchase mortgage-related assets under this Act shall be limited to $700,000,000,000
outstanding at any one time.

This provision gives one unelected individual a $700 billion credit card with which he can purchase whatever industry or company he sees fit, at his sole discretion. Some are erroneously reporting that this will would add $700 billion to the national debt, and that is wrong. This is not a one time expense, but a line of credit, allowing the Secretary to continually make purchases so long as the total amount does not exceed the defined limit.

Section 8
Decisions by the Secretary pursuant to the authority of this Act are non-reviewable and committed to agency discretion, and
may not be reviewed by any court of law or any administrative agency.

So much for the separation of powers. So much for the rule of law.

This is what the laws of wickedness look like, ladies and gentleman. This is what happens when evil, unelected men are handed control of the nation’s money supply and interest rates. This is what happens when the Gadiantons control government and impose their fiendish will on their subjects.

This bill and recent bailouts by the federal government (and its puppeteer, the Federal Reserve) have driven one of the last nails into the coffin that holds America’s decomposed remnants. Soon its fate will be sealed with the final strike of the hammer, and it will be time to inter her remains into the Earth, there to join the two other civilizations that fell prey to the same works of darkness.

We cannot say that we were not warned.

 


Improve the World – Make a Difference

August 6, 2008

By Janet Walgren

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment to improve the world.”
                                                                                    ~ Anne Frank

One of the things that bothers me most about politics and election campaigns is the attitude of the voters. It seems like the only people who are considered capable of changing things for the better are the candidates.

Political debates seem to be an exercise in candidates telling us what they CAN do to fix things and telling us that their opponents ideas WON’T work. After the debate is over we are left at the mercy of political pundits who work us over until we go away thinking that NO one can do anything.

When we take the information that we have garnered into our inner circles to discuss things further, someone invariably says, “Well, (~sigh~) there’s nothing we can do to change things!”

We need a lot more Anne Franks in the world if we want our world to get better.  Just think what could happen if we all rolled up our sleeves and went to work to change things. We need to realize that we ALL count. Collectively and individually we CAN make a difference.

I challenge you to make a difference!!!


Do You Own Me?

June 8, 2008

By Janet Walgren

I heard a story once of a child who asked its parent, “Do you own me?” That’s an interesting question. So often parents do act like they own their child. While it is true that the parents have a stewardship over their children and the responsibility often entails seeing that the child does things that are often to their child’s disliking, the time comes when all children become adults, individuals responsible for thinking and making choices. Somehow, I think that this concept has gotten lost on the individuals and institutions that are primarily responsible for educating our children. Sadly, indoctrination in irrelevant topics has replaced learning how to think about relevant topics. Our children deserve better. They need to be taught foundational basics so they can become self-sufficient, contributors to society.