Monthly Archives: November, 2013

Thanksgiving Message from Mr. Beck

download (1)What is Thanksgiving all about?

For a lot of people, Thanksgiving has become a day devoted to eating a whole lot of turkey, watching the parade and maybe a little football before falling asleep on the couch. You then spend the next few days snacking on leftover turkey and stuffing while thinking about how fat you got. I know this because, for many years, I was the prototypical gluttonous slob who basically turned into Homer Simpson each Thanksgiving day.

Don’t get me wrong, I would love nothing more than to disconnect from the world and stuff my face while in a state of ignorant bliss. You and I both know, however, that it’s time to make Thanksgiving about something a little more meaningful than endless mounds of sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce.

If you’ve been with us for the past few years, you’ve probably heard me talk about the trilogy of holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. Instead of looking at these holidays as three separate events, I think we should look at them as a process – one that gives us the opportunity to give thanks, wipe the slate clean, and renew ourselves ahead of the new year.

I am convinced that Thanksgiving and Christmas and New Year’s are put together through divine providence, that when we are humble enough, we will see the meaning of Christmas and we’ll be able to change our life in the new year.  That’s what it’s really all about, I think, but it’s the humility part that gets us.

Let’s start with Thanksgiving – the opportunity to humble ourselves and give thanks.

 

This year, I think we need to return to the values of the first Thanksgiving: a return to reflection, a return to appreciation for what we have, a return to thanks. We must give thanks for all the blessings we enjoy.

At the first Thanksgiving, they had every reason to be miserable, but they chose to be thankful. Of the 152 who made the trip to the new world, only 53 remained. They faced brutal weather, contagious disease, and malnutrition. It was pretty much a disaster. But rather than wallow in misery, the small but mighty gathered together to give thanks. They were thankful to have family, good health, and most of all freedom – freedom from tyranny and freedom to worship God.

They thanked God for sparing those who remained and for bringing them to this new land. They thanked Him for the Indian friends who provided much of that day’s feast.

They made a choice to be happy, to be positive, and to be thankful.

Happiness is a choice, one you have to make every day when you wake up. If you wake up and decide to be angry, pessimistic, and ungrateful – it affects not only you but everyone around you. It’s not easy to choose to be happy, especially if you are awake and paying attention to what is going on in the world.

You can’t renew yourself without first taking a personal inventory of the things you are thankful for.

This Thanksgiving, make the choice to be happy. Make the choice to be thankful. First and foremost on the list is giving thanks to God – because all things come from Him and it is He alone who provides hope, even in (especially in) the difficult times.

So think long and hard about the good things in your life. Get on bended knee and be thankful for all of the blessings you have received. But more importantly, be thankful during your trials and difficult times as well. For while they aren’t any fun, they mold our character, teach us important lessons, and grow our faith.

Have a blessed weekend, a blessed Thanksgiving, and for all of our gifts, we give praise to Him.

Laus Deo,
Glenn Beck
[I wanted to share this with you because it is a true statement from Mr. Beck.  Please share this with those you know who may need some uplifting]

I Am Done For a While

upside-down-American-flag-2I have come to the conclusion that I am done for a while.  I am done fighting for a people unwilling to see the truth and unwilling to fight with me.  I am done carrying the torch for others.  At least for a while.

There is plenty of evidence to support my decision while I rethink, pray, and come to my final decision.

1. In 2012 I wrote a book called Common Sense: How to Restore America.  I wrote it to try and help give a road map to people to help make this a better place.  Since publishing, I have only sold about 20 copies.  That is out of the thousands of people who retweeted, posted, etc. about it.  They thought someone else should buy it, but not them.  I even marked it down to where there was almost nothing in it for me.  My overhead on each book was about 25 cents.  That was it.  Everything else was going to the production and printing of the book.  Only 20 people thought it was worth picking up and trying to help the cause.  20 people cared.

2. I declared that I was running for Congress in May this year.  Thousands of people sent out messages for others to help get my campaign funded.  A total of eight people donated anything at all.  The grand total of donations received was about $300.  That is it.  That is what my ideas were worth.  Even though people profess to believe in something I am trying to speak about, and fight for, because I believe in it too, they couldn’t even sign a petition for me to have ballot access in the election, let alone donate a dollar or two to help fund my campaign.

3. Every PAC, organization, etc. that I have approached for endorsements, funding, etc., claiming they want to support candidates that believe in fiscal responsibility, family values, smaller government, etc.  stated they would not support me because I was not Republican.  Even though my values match them 100%.  Even though I am stronger in ideals than the current Republican incumbent.  Even though I am not afraid to fight, because it was never about a political career, but doing the right dam thing regardless of how other members of Congress would be towards me.

4. The “support” for getting to the bottom of Benghazi at the one year anniversary amounted to just over 100 people showing up to rally.  My high estimate is 120 people joining together to support measures for a select committee.  For all the stuff posted on blogs, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, etc., when it came time for action, people decided to sit on their couches.

5. I have watched NO ONE support those who challenge the government.  Ron Paul lost the nomination, in spite of the fact he would have been far better in helping fix this mess.  Ted Cruz and Mike Lee were demonized for standing up against Obamacare by their own party (even though the members of their party campaigned against it too).

6. Chris Christie, one of the worst choices for President, is being declared the future of the GOP.  THE GOP IS DEAD! Because they aren’t willing to put out a candidate who’ll fight. They want moderation. They want soft colors.

7. People are still buying into the two party system.  REPUBLICANS AS A PARTY WANT BIG GOVERNMENT.  They just think they can run big government better than the Democrats.  They still want power and control.  They do not want to shrink the size and scope.  In spite of every campaign promise made (other than by a select few), who has actually tried to shrink the government? I can count them on my hands.  By continuing to buy into this, and not support the BEST candidates, I am losing faith and hope that this country can even be saved.

8. I watched my business fail. It failed because people stopped caring. People stopped fighting. They stay home.  They let lobbyists decide our laws instead of showing up to speak up.  (my business was a patriotic supply business).

9.  I have attended so many rallies, organized letter and call campaigns, and watched participation slip to almost NOTHING.  People do no seem to care.  They can’t be bothered.  They’d rather be 140 character warriors on Twitter.  They don’t want to do the WORK required to save the country.  And if they aren’t willing to fight, who is?

I have tried so hard to fight for everything I believe in.  I don’t think the United States even exists any more.  I fought for this nation. I bled for this nation, and I am watching the majority of its people not care that the walls are crumbling.  I watched my friends die while fighting for America, and the people don’t care.

They have their Starbucks, their McDonalds, their cable TV, so why bother doing anything when they have their creature comforts.  When this country collapses it is YOUR fault for not acting.

Let me tell you some things about me.

I stood up to the IRS.  I quit working there because they DO target conservatives politically.  I refused to be a part of the organization.  I resigned my post.  I gave up $16.73 per hour with benefits because I have principles.  And frankly, by continuing to work there, I would facilitate the further raping of the American people.  I went into poverty because I would rather be dirt poor and have my principles, than sell my soul.

I live off of disability from the VA at a whopping $1420 a month.  And it took me three years to even get approved on my claim.  I still work odd jobs that I am able to do, but the extra at best is a hundred or two a month over the VA.  But I still try to do something.  I could just throw in the towel and let the government pay for everything. Rent, food, medical, etc. for my family, but dammit, I don’t want to be in the system for having the government take care of me.

I poured hundreds of dollars of my own money into a campaign, because I believed in the sanctity of this nation.  I have forgone cable TV, date nights with my fiance, taking my kids to fun places like the zoo, and so much more to try and help a people that won’t even help themselves.  People who won’t put their principles on the line.

I am not saying I am better than others, but if you say you believe in something then by God act like it! And act on it! Don’t complain on Twitter or other social media sites when you won’t fight.

If you do actually read this blog, take this as a warining.  This country is failing and by not acting and getting behind people who are willing to do the right thing, you are damning us all to servitude.

I am taking stock to see if it is worth it for me to keep fighting. I am taking stock to see if it is worth running.  You have the opportunity to fix this.  You have the chance to show me I’m wrong.  The only option after we fail is to fight with arms, and that may be something we lose.  Because right now the fight is technically speaking, easy.  Once war happens, it is ugly, disgusting, and difficult.  Trust me. I’ve been.

This won’t be a war that can be ignored.  If we fail now, it will be on our doorsteps. Our children will see it with their own eyes as people are killed in their playgrounds and around their schools.  There will be no more Starbucks, Twitter, or cable. Hell, you won’t even have your rights any more.

This country maybe has three years left on the course we are taking.  That is it.  That is the best I can give it.  And it kills me to say it.  But I can’t ignore what is happening. I see the truth, and I see the lack of the fight in people who claim to be conservative.

Wake up.

Sincerely,

One pissed of Marine Veteran tired of the BS from the government and people refusing to do anything about it.