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We Have a Guaranteed Freedom of Nothing!

We the People

Last week we celebrated over 230 years of protection from the United States Army. These brave men and women have been dying for our freedom to be stupid for a long time.

I am enraged by this administration’s recent attack on the military and even more so by the administration’s inability to allow these men and woman to live out their belief systems. If there is a war on women that has been started by the Republicans, then the war on God has been started by, fueled by, and actively pursued by the Democrats.

Now Democrats, before you get all uppity on me, remember, some of you have no problem blaming all Republicans for the bad decisions a Republican president and his staff made, so you need to swallow and own your own playbook. The Democrats own the White House and, therefore, all the tomfoolery coming out of it. This president, who says he is for freedom of religion, seems to have never stop living in “backwards day”.

This administration has strongly objected to an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would simply allow freedom of religious speech for soldiers. The amendment was authored by Rep. John Fleming, R-LA. It would have “required the Armed Forces to accommodate ‘actions and speech’ reflecting the conscience, moral, principles or religious beliefs of the member.”

Expert Infantry (CC)

Expert Infantry (CC)

This is a blatant attack on Christianity. How so, you ask? Accommodations are still made for the prayer rituals of Muslims. 5 times a day! Special rooms, approved absences in the middle of shifts, and so on.

The new rules being put in place by the administration would require soldiers to keep Bibles out of plain view. If soldiers are sitting on their bunks discussing the Bible, God, or Jesus and a non-believing soldier walks in and is offended they have to stop! Chaplains performing services can’t use the name of Jesus even if the family asks.

My favorite saying as of late is that the world must be spinning in the opposite direction.

Comrade Putin has declared in mother Russia that no hate speech towards churches or religions will be tolerated. Unlike the U.S., violations in Russia are publishable by imprisonment. Here in the U.S. of A. intolerance towards religion is encouraged, especially against those that are Christ-centered or hold an “unfavorable” viewpoint toward gay marriage, illegal immigration, and waiting to have sex before marriage. We are so screwed as a society.

Regarding the military: The current administration needs to get its head out of the very dark, odorful place it has had it in for many years and get back to reality. Anyone willing to fight for my freedom, take a bullet for me or my family, in simple words for the overeducated, anyone willing to die fighting for me, should be able to have and speak of any God, scripture, and belief system they want. If a soldier wants to “Hail Satan” then so be it.

There have been virtually no complaints by non-believing enlisted soldiers. The complaints come primarily from attorneys and organizations, cowards. These people aren’t on the front lines, they’re not fighting, and they typically have no relationship with our soldiers or their families. They’re cowards.
President Obama, get a grip on reality. I know you have no use for our military except as doormen and umbrella holders, but they have more courage, integrity, and love for our county and its people in their baby finger than you have had your whole life.

Do you doubt this is really happening? Here’s a quick snapshot of other reports about Christian service members and chaplains
being punished for their faith:

• The Air Force censored a video created by a chaplain because it included the word “God.” The Air Force feared the word might
offend Muslims and atheists.
• A service member received a “severe and possibly career-ending reprimand” for expressing his faith’s religious position
about homosexuality in a personal religious blog.
• A senior military official at Fort Campbell sent out a lengthy email officially instructing officers to recognize “the religious right in America”  as a “domestic hate group” akin to the KKK and Neo-Nazis because of its opposition to homosexual behavior.
• A chaplain was relieved of his command over a military chapel because, consistent with DOMA’s definition of marriage, he
could not allow same-sex weddings to take place in the chapel.

For the record I blame my “religious” brothers for the loss of these freedoms. We allowed this to happen. We never wanted to make waves because we were afraid that we might offend someone. These are the consequences of inaction. Slowly but surely we are losing our freedom to speak openly about our religious beliefs. I, for one, will not go down easily.

 

Benghazi: It All Trickles Down to Leadership

Michelle Stansbury

Michelle Stansbury

In the past few weeks, our government has melted the Benghazi ordeal into a murky puddle, clouded with games of “Not It” and garbled story lines.

Many throughout the ranks such as CIA Director David Petraeus have made it clear that, “No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate”. It is obvious not one person is willing to take the fall, leaving President Barack Obama the only man left standing to provide an answer; as it should be. Because it doesn’t matter who is to blame quite as much as it matters who should take the blame for lack of prevention in a tragedy that resulted in the brutal death of 4 Americans.

The CIA, Hillary Clinton, and others have all been blamed because President Obama lacks the leadership and humility to apologize to America, grieve with the families who lost their loved ones, and find a solution to be sure American blood is not unnecessarily wasted again.

The office of the President of the United States is easy when you are campaigning with celebrities, chatting it up on late night talk shows, playing golf, or receiving the Nobel Prize. Unfortunately, the presidency is not a Miss America press tour. It consists of real-life, real-time decisions that require leadership, focus, and determination.

Not everyone has what it takes to be president. As we have seen with Benghazi, President Obama has not fulfilled his role as Commander in Chief. Simultaneously, he has failed to be solution-oriented, resulting in higher unemployment, gas prices, credit downgrades, six trillion dollars more in debt, and record number of Americans claiming disability. Success in a leadership position requires leadership skills, something President Obama has repeatedly promised but has proven unable to deliver.

Michelle Stansbury is a political consultant, paid speaker, and Fox Radio Political Commentator. You can follow her on Twitter: @MBStansbury and Subscribe on Facebook here.

Obama Administration Continues to Force Refineries to Use Imaginary Biofuels

WASHINGTON , May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today denied the American Petroleum Institute’s (API’s) request to eliminate mandates for biofuels that do not exist, and the agency continues to fine refiners for not using them.

“EPA’s mandate is out of touch with reality and forces refiners to pay a penalty for not using imaginary biofuels,” said API Director of Downstream and Industry Operations Bob Greco. “EPA’s unrealistic mandate is effectively an added tax on making gasoline.”

The Clean Air Act requires EPA to determine the mandated volume of cellulosic biofuels each year at “the projected volume available.” However, in 2011 EPA required refineries to use 6.6 million gallons of cellulosic biofuels even though, according to EPA’s own records, none were commercially available. EPA today denied API’s 2011 petition for reconsideration of the mandate and continues to mandate these nonexistent biofuels this year.

“The fact that EPA continues to mandate these biofuels that do not exist is regulatory absurdity and bad public policy,” Greco said.

API represents more than 500 oil and natural gas companies, leaders of a technology-driven industry that supplies most of America’s energy, supports 9.2 million U.S. jobs and 7.7 percent of the U.S. economy, delivers more than $86 million a day in revenue to our government, and, since 2000, has invested more than $2 trillion in U.S. capital projects to advance all forms of energy, including alternatives.