Thursday, November 12, 2009

Mormons now supporting Homosexuality?

Imagine my surprise when I received an email update from OneNewsNow stating that the Mormon Church now supports Gay rights and including a poll regarding the reasons why the Mormon Church would take this new stance. Sadly, the poll only offered choices which were offensive and very negative about the Mormon Church. Just to clarify: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly known as the Mormon Church) HAS NOT changed their stance on the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman. They ARE NOT pandering to the LGBT community in an effort to save face and reverse reprisals because of Prop. 8.
Please read this statement from the Church and see for yourself. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I am in full agreement with it.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Harvey Milk Day passed, thank you Arnold...

In spite of all the phone calls, emails, and letters to the governator's office, Arnold disappoints once again and passed both bills related to the LGBT agenda. Now, CA recognizes gay marriages performed in other states. And Harvey Milk Day will be celebrated in public schools (May 22). It'll be a cold day in hell before I let my kids be force-fed LGBT propaganda at school. This is nothing short of recruitment to the homosexual lifestyle. I still claim the right to choose what and where my children will be taught, and I can tell you that I will be keeping my kids home on Harvey Milk Day. We won't have any part of celebrating such a scumbag of a man (and I am not calling him that just because he was gay. He was a well-known child molester as well, with gay lovers as young as 16 years old!)
Harvey Milk Day = Vacation Day! Maybe the schools will decide to skip that "special" day when they lose money for absent children. Please join me in boycotting school on May 22!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Never Forget...



Today is the 8th anniversary of 9/11. This was a tragic day in U.S. history - one of the few times since our great nation was created that we were attacked here on our soil - in our backyard. The term "National Security" was created - and it brought feelings of pride and unity to think of protecting our nation from further attack. Our nation was changed forever.

On 9/11/01, I was a young married mother of three small children. I was busily trying to get them out of bed, breakfasted, and ready for school. I was flustered. Then I got a call from my husband, who was stuck in typical Los Angeles traffic. He said, "Turn on the T.V.! You're not going to believe what just happened to the Twin Towers in New York! Watch the news, and can you call me back to update me?" I turned on the T.V. and watched with disbelief as they showed the same footage of panic and running over and over again with commentators trying to keep up with incoming information. When I first started watching, the towers were still standing and only one of them had been hit. Nobody even knew that it was a plane yet. They thought it was some kind of faulty gas line that had exploded. Then, while cameras rolled, the second plane flew into the other tower. I will never forget the shock in the news commentator's voice as the drama played out right in front of him. I couldn't believe that someone would actually fly a plane into a building accidentally (How could they NOT have seen it??). Very quickly after that, they determined that it was a terrorist attack. And then I got really angry. HOW DARE they attack American soil?! Who did they think they were? I didn't even know who "they" were yet, but in that moment, I hated them. Although we lived hundreds of miles away from Ground Zero, we felt the earth shake as those towers came down. I tried to watch the news coverage, but at the same time, keep my kids from getting panicky and scared. Suddenly my focus shifted as I remembered that I was a mom. Should I send the kids to school? For the first time ever, I wondered if they would be safe. I decided that I needed to maintain normalcy, and took them to school. Then I raced back home to watch the news coverage again. And to call all my loved ones to make sure they were ok.
I was glued to the T.V. for days after the event. I identified with those brave New Yorkers. My heart ached for their loss. And I was unified with the entire country in our outrage at this atrocious act of terrorism. We fastened a huge U.S. flag to my son's window and left the light on late into the night to light it up. I wove red, white, and blue ribbons together to make bracelets for us to wear. And we flew flags from our car windows. Everybody did. There were shortages of U.S. flags in all the stores.

Today I am flying a U.S. flag in front of my house in remembrance. I wish I had a flag pole so I could fly it half-mast. My heart is still grieving. And I wonder when exactly it was, in the past eight years, that our national solidarity fell apart. I wish it didn't take a national emergency to make U.S. citizens unite in patriotism and loyalty to our country. In spite of all the contention between right and left, I for one, will never forget.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Harvey Milk Day passed - but Arnold can still veto!

As expected, Harvey Milk Day passed through state legislature. Which would force public schools to celebrate a homosexual activist. Which will take valuable time away from studying core subjects (and isn't that why we send our children to school anyway?), AND glorify Mr. Milk's lifestyle choices. This is a huge victory for LGBT activists, because it will provide an avenue for mainstreaming the gay lifestyle. It is the beginning of LGBT indoctrination of our children. Social politics should NOT be taught in school. The place for that is in the home, at the discretion of the parents. PLEASE contact Governor Schwarzenegger's office to protest this bill and to ask that he veto it!

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-445-2841
Fax: 916-558-3160
E-mail: governor@governor.ca.gov

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I'm not going to say, "I told you so" but...

I did tell you so.
The White House announced today that the federal government will be facing "exploding deficits and mounting debt" (AP News) over the course of the next decade. And that the projected financial situation of the country will be far worse than previously stated.
"Figures released by the White House budget office foresee a cumulative $9 trillion deficit from 2010-2019, $2 trillion more than the administration estimated in May. Moreover, the figures show the public debt doubling by 2019 and reaching three-quarters the size of the entire national economy. Obama economic adviser Christina Romer predicted unemployment could reach 10 percent this year and begin a slow decline next year. Still, she said, the average unemployment will be 9.3 in 2009 and 9.8 percent in 2010. "This recession was simply worse than the information that we and other forecasters had back in last fall and early this winter," Romer said." They tried to tell us last month that they thought the recession was over (Who believed that? Because if you did, I have some real estate to sell you). I think this is just an example of the shortsightedness of Obama's administration. As I have said many times before, they do not look at the long-term consequences of their actions. And they want to pass the new healthcare bill, which will cost millions of dollars, without knowing exactly where that revenue will come from to pay for it. Don't you think it is time for the federal government to take a look at their spending and figure out some way to stop? NOW? We will be paying for Obama's reign for a long long time to come. And not just with money.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Another run at veto'ing Prop. 8

Get busy and start calling CA state Assembly members, they're trying to sneak a veto for Prop. 8 into a healthcare bill!
"Last week, Senator Mark Leno stripped out the contents of SB 54 – dealing with health care coverage — and inserted language that would legalize gay marriages performed in other states and nations prior to the passage of Proposition 8. This proposal is in direct conflict with California’s constitution – as amended by the passage of Proposition 8 – that provides only marriage between a man and a woman will be valid or recognized in California. Further, it goes well beyond the California Supreme Court’s decision that allowed to remain valid a limited number of same-sex marriages performed in California last summer before Proposition 8 passed.
It is simply wrong and undemocratic for liberal gay activists like Senator Mark Leno to attempt to circumvent the decision of voters and rewrite our constitution behind our backs with this sneaky “gut and amend” maneuver. That’s why we’re asking you to take action TODAY and urge the legislature, and if it gets to him, the Governor, to oppose this effort to undermine Proposition 8". (beetleblogger)
In addition to calling the Assembly members, put in a call to Schwarzenegger's office (Phone: 916-445-2841). He ultimately has the power to veto this bill, as it is expected to pass in the state assembly. Let's get to work!

Assembly Member Mike Feuer (D – West LA, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood)
Assemblymember.feuer@assembly.ca.gov
(310) 285-5490

Assembly Member Van Tran (R – Costa Mesa, Garden Grove)
Trish.zanella@asm.ca.gov
(714) 668-2100

Assembly Member Julia Brownley (D – Calabasas, Oxnard)
Assemblymember.Brownley@assembly.ca.gov
(818) 596-4141

Assembly Member Noreen Evans (D – Santa Rose, Napa)
Assemblymember.evans@assembly.ca.gov
(707) 546-4500

Assembly Member Dave Jones (D – Sacramento)
Assemblymember.jones@assembly.ca.gov
(916) 324-4676

Assembly Member Steve Knight (R – Palmdale, Victorville)
Assemblymember.knight@asm.ca.gov
(661) 267-7636

Assembly Member Paul Krekorian (D – Burbank)
Assemblymember.krekorian@assembly.ca.gov
(818) 558-3043

Assembly Member Ted Lieu (D – El Segundo)
Assemblymember.lieu@assembly.ca.gov
(310) 615-3515
Assembly Member William Monning (D – Santa Cruz, Monterey, Carmel)
Assemblymember.monning@assembly.ca.gov
(831) 425-1503

Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R – Redding, Yuba City)
Assemblymember.nielsen@assembly.ca.gov
530-223-6300

Thursday, August 13, 2009

An interesting argument

With all of the unrest in our country today, there is a call amongst conservatives to return to the original constitution. To the same ideals that prompted the Founding Fathers to invent a new form of government and firmly place independence and democracy as a government firmly in place. Of course, I have been pushing for this myself. I am dismayed by the increasing government control over all of us. This latest of Obama's socialistic efforts is the proposed national healthcare system. Socialized medicine! The very thought of this passing gives me chills!

However, the other side has responded to this call to re-focus on the way of life under the Founding Fathers. They say that under George Washington, there was slavery, the right to vote was only extended to white landowners, and women's rights were non-existent. This is all true. (which is why I say it is an interesting argument) They say that the progress made by this country in abolishing slavery, extending the right to vote to all adult citizens, and increasing the rights of women (kind of a farce, which I will have to address in another blog altogether) should and WILL apply to the LGBT community. That we will soon extend equal rights to them and our progeny will someday celebrate the pioneers (gay activists) who pushed this freedom through. And that they will wonder what on earth took so long! I question this argument because I don't think homosexuals fall into the same category as those who cannot choose the color of their skin or their sex. Although there have been many scientific studies and years of research to prove that there is a homosexual gene, this has NEVER BEEN PROVEN. Therefore, same-sex attraction is a choice, and as such, doesn't really qualify for special rights.

Beyond the argument for equal rights for the LGBT community, the current trend toward more government control of businesses, healthcare, national security, the right to bear arms, banking, the economy, etc. is frightening at best. Liberals never consider the long-term consequences of this government control. Anyone who has taken a basic high school level Econ class knows that when you take away free enterprise, the quality of product decreases. There is no motivation to make the product better, because there is not competition. If Liberals paid attention to those nations who employ this socialism, they would see what is in store for us. This is why we conservatives are pushing for a return to the government of 1776. The citizens of early America were all for independence and self-sufficiency, not dependence on a huge and out of control central government.

There are many ways that our society has progressed and improved. No one argues with that, no one wants to take those improvements away. Let us take the good of modern government, and add it to a return to the spirit of the Constitutional Congress, our Founding Fathers, who REALLY knew what they were doing. This nation can be great. But it won't be if Obama gets his way.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy Independence Day, America!


233 years ago, American colonists declared independence from the tyranny of an unjust and power-hungry British king. (Thank goodness we made up with England, because I have always loved their history and humor!) The founders of our nation were inspired and visionary in their designing of the governing body of the newly united (but sometimes quarrelsome) collection of colonies. I wonder what those founders would think of America today. I think they would be amazed at the United States' size and worldwide influence. I think they would be pleased that their government (or some form of it) is still in effect. They might be a bit dismayed with the diminishing state's rights and the increasingly powerful central government. I guarantee that they would be shocked at the complete dismissal of God and religion in all aspects of political life. Freedom of Religion was one of the rights they fought for. They would definitely be disgusted with the unfair taxation forced on Americans - that was their biggest issue with England and the main cause of the desire to be independent. America has long been the country where men (and women) are not shackled by a class system, where aristocracy has no influence on man's freedom to make of himself whatever he desires. Immigrants have flocked to our shores in search of this freedom. It's the American Dream!

But today's government doesn't believe in the American Dream. Lawmakers who are supposed to represent the people are lying to get in office and then betraying the very people who voted for them. They spend like there's no tomorrow, on bloated government-controlled programs, the consequences of which will create a people who expect something for nothing and depend on someone else to support them. In short, modern American politics will destroy the independence that was fought for with heartbreaking sacrifice.

Be aware, fellow Americans. Claim our national right and BE INDEPENDENT!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Michael Jackson's death

Am I the only one who isn't very concerned about this? I lost interest in Michael Jackson when he was accused of child molestation and then paid off the victim's family so it would all go away. Then he was accused AGAIN of getting a kid drunk and sleeping in the same bed...sick. That's too coincidental - and I am a strict advocate for the safety of children. Sorry, folks, not a fan of Michael Jackson.
I am sure his family is mourning, though, and I wish them nothing but comfort and peace.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Miss California fired

Miss California, Carrie Prejean, was asked to step down yesterday. The official reason was that Carrie refused to attend, or missed, official Miss California appearances. The real reason is that popular opinion did not agree with Carrie's political views. Here is Carrie's official statement in response to the firing.
I guess we shouldn't be surprised that they fired her, but I find it pathetic. Not that I ever really supported beauty pageants before - but I will definitely be boycotting them in future.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Obama declares June "LGBT Pride Month"

In a singularly underwhelming (and not really surprising) move to pander to LGBT political activists, our President of the United States has designated June as a month to celebrate homosexuality. "In a presidential proclamation on the White House website, Barack Obama has lauded what he calls "the determination and dedication" of the LGBT movement by proclaiming June as "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month." The LGBT rights movement has achieved great progress," Obama states in the official proclamation, "but there is more to be done. LGBT youth should feel safe to learn without the fear of harassment, and LGBT families and seniors should be allowed to live their lives with dignity and respect." read article here He barely noticed National Day of Prayer. It seems that President Obama has forgotten that the majority of the people that elected him are not supportive of the LGBT agenda. Obama does not represent the majority of the citizens of this nation, and his policies will destroy what makes our nation great. Democracy, free trade, less governmental control, more freedom to control your own life. These principles are such a basic part of our nation, and every new policy that is enacted by King Obama brings us closer and closer to the kind of life enjoyed by the subjects of King Henry VIII's England. I fear that the far-reaching consequences of Obama's executive decisions will destroy the America I love. I am very sad.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Voice of the people stands!

Thank you, CA Supreme Court for upholding the Prop. 8 vote! A clear victory for conservative Californians, and for grass-roots efforts!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Gay Penguins to teach homosexuality to CA elementary students


The Alameda (a suburb of San Francisco) Unified School District is pushing through a new curriculum that aims to teach Kindergardeners through 5th graders about the GLBT lifestyle in an effort to "discourage bullying on the playground". The proposed curriculum will use a book titled, "And Tango Makes Three", which is about two gay penguins who raise a child together. See article here
In addition, the Alameda school district is saying that parents will not be notified when this will be taught, and therefore will not have the right to exempt their child from this new curriculum. Alameda parents who feel that these issues are better taught at home are outraged and feel that the school district is bullying them into accepting this new curriculum. They feel that their 1st Amendment rights are being violated. I agree. I have always been against GLBT lifestyles being taught in schools. Parents are given the right to exempt their children from Sex Ed - how is this different? If they HAVE to teach it in schools, AT LEAST notify parents ahead of time so that they can choose whether to send their child to school that day. Anything different is taking away Parental Rights, which seems to be a trend these days.
And just a word about "discouraging bullying on the playground". My son, who has Asperger's Syndrome (a form of autism that causes major social disconnection) was bullied for years in public school. I have worked with educators for years, trying to get him the help he needed to avoid the bullies, but in spite of a "zero tolerance" policy, the bullying escalated until they broke my son's finger and gave him a concussion. (I now homeschool him, the best choice I ever made!) My point is, no one is trying to teach about Asperger's in school. No one is forcing children from age 5 - 11 to learn about autism and how exactly a special needs child lives. You don't have to learn about the GLBT lifestyle to learn not to bully. Bullying is about power and control over another person. It is not just aimed at the GLBT community. Bullying is aimed at anyone who is different. Anti-bullying should be taught, NOT the GLBT agenda. I'll be watching our school district, and if they pull out "And Tango Makes Three" - I will be homeschooling ALL my children!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Welcome Aboard, Miss California!

All the messages of support from fellow crusaders for traditional marriage have inspired Miss California, Carrie Prejean, to partner with the National Organization for Marriage (NOM). Way to go! In spite of all the negative press that she received, Carrie didn't back down. Now this is a woman with a backbone! I look forward to seeing her ad campaign.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Miss California debate: Obscenities more acceptable than conservative views

I don't watch pageants - I have always thought they were demeaning to women, in spite of the whole scholarship spin. But after all the outcry about Miss California's answer to Perez Hilton's question in the recent Miss America pageant, I confess I did watch that short clip on Utube. Miss California (Carrie Prejean, a college student and conservative Christian) was asked how she feels about same-sex marriage, and although she was the front-runner for the crown, her answer so disgusted Perez Hilton, a flamboyantly gay judge, that he gave her a zero, which effectively took away the crown. He gave her a zero score because he didn't like her opinion, not because she lost her poise or answered stupidly, like contestants have done in the past (anyone who has received a low grade in high school on a well-written essay that goes against the teacher's opinion can understand the unfairness of this!). Then he went on to write about Miss California on his website, calling her a "stupid b***h". Miss California is being maligned for expressing her opinion in response to a totally inflammatory question (don't ask it if you can't handle the answer), yet Perez Hilton can call a woman an obscene and demeaning name, and no one is saying one word against him in the media. From this, I can only conclude that in our society today, it is more acceptable to publicly bully a woman than it is for that woman to exercise her 1st Amendment right. There is something fundamentally wrong with that. And the GLBT community is trying to tell us that this is all about equal rights. This treatment of Miss California takes the Women's Movement back a century. Perez Hilton is advocating the removal of a woman's right to speak her mind. And as a woman, and a native, tax-paying, voting Californian, I find that reprehensible.
In addition, Perez Hilton would do well to remember that same sex marriage was banned by a majority of California votes. Which means that Miss California's beliefs represent our state very accurately!
Carrie Prejean, I applaud you! Don't listen to all noise in the media - and be assured that there are many of us who agree with your beliefs and support you!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tax Day Tea Party (protest the increased taxes - you know you hate them!)

Here's a link to find out about Tea Party protests in your area. Today is the day!
At least you can feel like you made a statement. Protesting is amazingly empowering!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

"Day of Silence" Walkout

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSENN) is hijacking the classroom on April 17th with their "Day of Silence". This is yet another effort by the GLBT community to indoctrinate minors with their agenda, without parental permission. The idea is to interrupt regular classroom activities with silent support of the homosexual lifestyle by both students and teachers. FOR AN ENTIRE DAY. Truly, what is the point of attending school on a day when, if GLSENN gets their way, no teaching or learning will be taking place?
I, along with many other Conservative groups, am advocating a walkout on April 17. However, not all schools participate in this "Day of Silence", so take a few moments and educate yourself first. Here's what to do:

1) Call your schools and ask them directly whether they "permit teachers or students to remain silent in support of the National "Day of Silence" effort. It is important not to ask them if they "sponsor, support, or endorse" a "Day of Silence". They will tell you No. This is usually NOT a school sponsored event - it is most often promoted by students who are members of the campus gay-straight alliance. In this way, the schools neatly side-step any parental notification requirement. Also ask administrators whether they permit teachers to re-write lesson plans to accomodate students who participate in "Day of Silence".

2) Find out what date your schools plan to have "Day of Silence". Some schools may choose to allow students and teachers to participate, but on a different day.

3) Inform district and school administrators of your planned walkout. Money talks. You may be able to influence a change.

4) For more information, visit Day of Silence Walkout

We don't have to take this laying down. But if we don't act in defense of parental rights and traditional values, then we will lose them. It is especially offensive to me when the GLBT community start bringing their agenda into public schools - if we can't teach Creationism or advocate prayer in schools, then they shouldn't be able to teach their agenda either. You can help de-politicize the learning environment by calling your child out of school if your child's school allows students to remain silent during instructional time on the "Day of Silence". Join the national effort!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Iowa legalizes Same Sex Marriage

In a move reminiscent of the CA battle over Propositions 22 and 8, the Iowa state Supreme Court voted unanimously to legalize same sex marriage. This move has disappointed and dismayed Iowan conservatives. read article here
Gay rights advocates are overjoyed (naturally) and were quoted as saying, "This shows that the heartland of America is for same sex marriage" and "as goes Iowa, so goes the nation". I contend with these statements. The citizens of Iowa did not legalize same sex marriage. The state supreme court justices did. They do not represent the entire "heartland of America"! And while the second claim may have coincidentally been accurate in U.S. Presidential races, it clearly does not hold true in this case (In fact, same sex marriage supporters said the exact same thing when the CA Supreme Court briefly legalized it! Broken record). I encourage Iowans to put this to the vote, as Californians did.
I assert now, as I did while campaigning for Prop. 8, that the state Supreme Court justices just simply don't have the right to change laws that will govern an entire state full of citizens, without the express (voted) permission of said citizens. America is a democracy, not an oligarchy (in spite of Obama's efforts). Put it to the vote, Iowa!
In addition, I still argue that the legalization of same sex marriage is, in itself, a Pandora's box. There are consequences that are offensive and repugnant to most Americans. Now is NOT the time to give in to one small (albeit loud) section of society. The legalization of same sex marriage is NOT for the greater good. In fact, it will harm families everywhere.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Angie Harmon: A conservative celebrity?


What? A conservative Hollywood-type? I would have said "impossible!" except that I read the article, and it seems pretty legit to me. Headline: Angie Harmon: "I'm not racist because I disagree with the president"
AND she went on to say that she thinks McCain would've done a better job (!!!!) and that she still has tremendous respect for Sarah Palin (EVEN MORE !!!!!) All I can say is: IT'S ABOUT TIME!!! Angie, you go girl! Way to go for speaking your mind. Now let's just hope her career doesn't tank.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Headline: Obama Seeks Expanded Power...

Every time I read another article about President Obama seeking to expand the reach of the government, I am alarmed and slightly angered. The answer is NOT to expand the responsibility and therefore the power of government! The more power that we give our central government, the less power we the people have ourselves. The more laws that are enacted to control people's choices, the less freedom we have! We cannot be a free country, and a country controlled by our government too! The USA is founded on principles of free personal choice - freedom of religion, freedom of all men and women to get an education and use it in any profession they choose, freedom of speech, freedom to elect officials, freedom to vote on local initiatives, etc. But over the years, more and more of these freedoms have been regulated down to such a narrow range of choices that we are increasingly having no real choices at all. I was disgusted, along with most of America, when AIG bonused executives with millions of tax-payer's dollars. But I was very uncomfortable when congress passed the law taxing those executives 90% on those bonuses. Did they not think about the precedent they were starting with that little retalitory law? In my mind, I saw the future, and in it, they were using that law to collect millions of dollars from any business, large or small, that had recieved ANY kind of government relief of ANY form (tax refunds, tax deductions, insurance benefits from insurance companies now controlled by the government...you see the direction I am going). This isn't even socialism. It is an oligarchy. And it is swiftly getting out of control.

I call Americans to remember the intentions of our Founding Fathers! This country was meant to be a refuge from unfair taxation (lost that a long time ago) and harassment from a monarch. There have been years of unprecedented freedoms, allowing individuals to control their own futures - to make something of themselves regardless of their birth or station in life. Immigrants of all nationalities have poured into our borders, searching for those amazing opportunities that our freedoms provide. But Americans have become lazy and irresponsible. And now, out of a misguided desire for more and more (for less effort and decreased cost) most Americans are ready and willing to vote for the first smooth-talker who promises them things he/she cannot possibly follow through with. We are throwing our freedoms away. It is going to come back to bite us in the future.

So when you hear/read the words: "Obama seeks expanded power" - call a legislator right away! Email, write, text message, whatever! Let the elected powers that be know that we the people want our freedom back!

Friday, March 6, 2009

CA Supreme Court hears arguments on Prop. 8: Ken Starr is a rock star!

After waiting with baited breath, praying continually, and crossing my fingers all day, I can conclude that things went really well for the Yes on 8 argument before the CA state Supreme Court! So far, things seem to be going in our favor! see article Thanks to all the traditional marriage supporters who were in San Francisco participating in the rally - it made me proud. And how about that Ken Starr? Everything he said was intelligent and well-put. We are lucky to have him on our side.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Republicans vs. Conservatives

Nineteen long years ago, when I officially registered as a United States voter, I proudly chose to check the box next to the word "Republican". I was raised a Christian conservative, and after taking advanced placement history and government classes in High School, and learning ALL ABOUT the 2-party political system, I felt that the Republican party was the party for me. Ronald Reagan was the President of the U.S., we were fighting the Cold War, and I was thrilled to be part of the political party that had control of the White House - and great respect and influence in the world ("Mr. Gorbechev, tear down this wall" - still gives me chills).

Oh, how things have changed.

The Republican party doesn't represent me anymore. Elected representatives on both state and federal level have voted to pass initiatives that I can never support, based on my conservative beliefs. Many seemingly staunch Republicans are calling for the party to be more moderate in order to appeal to a broader voting base. This is such a mistake. The United States already has a political party for liberals and even moderates: the Democrat party. Conservatives are increasingly finding themselves without a party to represent them, and like me, are searching for a direction in which to move. Uber-conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh has a good grasp on this fact, yet he has been attacked time and again for it (and Rush, I support you. Keep speaking up for conservatives!).
I had an interesting email discussion with my nephew, Jake Lybbert (a young up-and-coming conservative political blogger and eternal student), who was attending CPAC. I was mentioning to him my frustration with the Republican party, and this is what he wrote back to me:

"I understand your frustration. What you wrote in this email is frequently repeated by the conservatives at this conference. Notice that this is CPAC and not R(Republican)PAC. Pretty much everyone blames the Republicans in the House and Senate for their excesses--for their imitation of Democrats on spending and tax issues. Believe me when I say that there is a lot of talk about getting back to first principles--limited government, lower taxes, & the such.
Now, we just need to do what we can to get these types of representatives elected.
Don't donate to the RNC, donate to individual candidates who are committed to the issues important to us--the ones mentioned above and life & family issues. They exist and they need our help. We need to identify them and rally people to their cause via the internet. This, as you know, is the power of the internet."

Thanks, Jake, for giving me a direction! I will be searching for political candidates who represent core Conservative beliefs: Less spending, less government control, traditional family values, and fewer taxes. It is obvious to me that the average politician is probably corrupt. My search is on for men and women of integrity and total love of country above everything else. I just hope they are out there.
And if I have to leave the Republican party to find them, so be it.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

U.N. to dictate how U.S. citizens will raise their children?


Democratic California Senator Barbara Boxer is pushing hard for the U.S. ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child - which sounds warm and fuzzy, but is actually "a gross assault on parental rights that could rob the U.S. of sovereignty."

Fox News reports:
"Critics say the treaty, which creates 'the right of the child to freedom of thought, conscience and religion' and outlaws the "arbitrary or unlawful interference with his or her privacy," intrudes on the family and strips parents of the power to raise their children without government interference."

This makes me nervous. After all the government bailouts (which I am totally against), I feel that our government is too big as it is. Frankly, I don't want lawmakers telling me what religion I should or should not be teaching my children! And the really applicable parts of this convention, regarding children in the military, child pornography, and child prostitution, are already (obviously) illegal in the United States. Why do we need to adopt U.N. laws as our own?
And another question - if the U.N. (and certain Democrats) are so anxious to "protect the rights of children" - why don't they extend this and protect the rights of unborn children?
Barbara Boxer is a nut-job anyway. I wouldn't support ANYTHING she pushes!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

State Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Constitutionality of Prop 8!!!

On March 5, the California State Supreme Court will be hearing arguments in response to lawsuits that were filed against Prop. 8 after the election. In addition, they will be reviewing HR5, which was passed by the California State Assembly. The State Supreme Court has the power to strike down Prop. 8. That gives us 9 days to make phone calls and send emails to members of the CA Supreme Court, as well as local legislators, letting them know that they should not over-rule the voice of the majority of CA voters!
Contact Assembly members who voted against the voice of the people:

Dave Jones Assemblymember.jones@assembly.ca.gov
Paul Krekorian Assemblymember.Krekorian@assembly.ca.gov
Ted W. Lieu Assemblymember.Lieu@assembly.ca.gov
William Monning Assemblymember.Monning@assembly.ca.gov
Mike Feuer (Chair) Assemblymember.Feuer@assembly.ca.go
Julia Brownley Assemblymember.Brownley@assembly.ca.gov
Noreen Evans Assemblymember.Evans@assembly.ca.gov

Click here to find your Senators.

Click here for helpful talking points.

I encourage all my fellow conservative CA voters to make your voices heard! California already voted on this issue twice! This should not be up for discussion!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Sean Penn's Oscar speech

Like many of my friends, I watched portions of the Academy Awards (I cannot bring myself to watch the whole entire show - it is just so boring). Inevitably, some Hollywood type who just won an award and thinks they are ALL THAT, takes the opportunity to express some political opinion during their acceptance speech. Sean Penn was one of these last night.

"I think that it is a good time for those who voted for the ban against gay marriage to sit and reflect and anticipate their great shame and the shame in their grandchildren’s eyes if they continue that way of support. We’ve got to have equal rights for everyone."

I shouldn't have been surprised - after all, he won for playing Harvey MIlk, for heaven's sake. But I just wanted to answer Sean:

I am not ashamed for defending traditional marriage. I am not ashamed of my opinion that sexual preference does not define a person, OR deserve special rights. It is not on the same playing field as race or color. And same-sex couples ARE different from heterosexual couples, so it makes sense that their union should be called something different. And they still have all the same rights that married heterosexual couples have. It all comes down to the definition of one little word. I do not condone violence of any kind and do not consider my support of traditional marriage as hateful in the slightest. And, wow, are my kids proud of their mom! I am not afraid to look into their eyes, nor will I be ashamed to look into the eyes of my future grandchildren! It takes courage to stand for something, especially in the face of blatant opposition. I hope my kids inherit the moral backbone.
Wish I could say that to his face, but hey, don't you love blogs? Almost as good...

Thursday, February 19, 2009

CA Assembly ignores California voters


I was unable to attend the hearings or rally, but fellow DNA member Beetleblogger did, and here is the link to her post on the experience.
I think the one thing that really stood out to me after reading her post was that the opposition was so very well organized and funded. They bussed-in "gay rights" advocates who lobbied loudly and wore identifying buttons. We can do better than we have been doing, folks. Somebody needs to take the lead in this battle and organize something just as visually and emotionally striking. UFI??? AFA??? Come on, this is a call to action!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

CA Legislators to vote for repeal of Prop. 8 - Calling a Protest!!!

On Tuesday, February 17th at 10:30 am, The California State Assembly Judiciary Committee and then at 12:30, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold hearings on Proposition 8. The committees will be considering crafting a joint
resolution encouraging the California State Supreme Court to overturn Prop 8. By issuing the resolution the Assembly will officially express its opposition to Proposition 8, calling for its repeal, and stating that it was an "improper revision" to the state constitution. There are two initiatives up for vote - SR7, and HR5. Read SR7 here. Read HR5 here.
This blatantly flies in the faces of 52% of California voters! The issue of "gay marriage" was voted on TWICE, and both times, "gay marriage" LOST! We cannot let the legislators misrepresent the voice of the people in this way!

What can we do?

1) It's a holiday weekend - hop in your car and make a drive to Sacramento for the hearings!
Tuesday, February 17th at the state capitol in Sacramento. The Assembly hearing will be in room 4202 at 10:30 am. The Senate hearing will be in room 4203 at 12:30pm. By attending you will send a visible signal to the committee members in support of the family.

2) If you can't attend the rally, then pick up your phone and make some calls!
Call the members of the committees and fax letters asking them to vote no on HR5 and SR7

*Assembly Judiciary Committee-Vote NO on HR5*

Julia Brownley
Phone: 916 319 2041
Fax: 916 319 2141

Noreen Evans
Phone: 916 319 2007
Fax: 916 319 2107

Mike Feuer (Chair)
Phone: 916 319 2042
Fax: 916 319 2142

Dave Jones
Phone: 916 319 2009
Fax: 916 319 2109

Steve Knight
Phone: 916 319 2036
Fax: 916 319 2136

Paul Krekorian
Phone: 916 319 2043
Fax: 916 319 2143

Ted Lieu
Phone: 916 319 2053
Fax: 916 319 2153

Bill Monning
Phone: 916 319 2027
Fax: 916 319 2127

Jim Nielsen
Phone: 916 319 2002
Fax: 916 319 2102

Van Tran
Phone: 916 319 2068
Fax: 916 319 2168

*Senate Judiciary Committee-Vote NO on SR7*

Ellen Corbett
Phone: 916 651 4010
Fax: 916 327 2433

Dean Florez
Phone: 916 651 4016
Fax: 916 327 5989

Tom Harman
Phone: 916 651 4035
Fax: 916 445 9263

Mark Leno
Phone: 916 651 4003

Mimi Walters
Phone: 916 651 4033
Fax: 916 445 9754

And forward on this information to every conservative CA voter you know - the grass roots effort isn't over yet! We cannot let the CA state Assembly forget who they are working for!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Protest Obama's Asst. Attorney General Nominee

Obama has picked another winner. A pro-gay rights, pro-pornography, pro-abortion, anti-parental rights activist. His name is David Ogden, and Obama has nominated him for second in command in the US. Attorney General's office. Ogden only needs now to be confirmed by the Senate. He has quite a resume - and none of it family friendly!

• As an attorney in private practice, David W. Ogden has filed briefs pushing for gays in the military.
• He has litigated numerous obscenity and pornography cases on behalf of clients like Playboy, Penthouse, the ACLU and the largest distributor of hardcore pornographic movies.

In various cases, he has filed briefs opposing:
• parental notification before a minor’s abortion
• spousal notification before an abortion
• the military’s policy against public homosexuals serving in uniform
• the Children’s Internet Protection Act and the Child Protection and Obscenity Enforcement Act.

(see information provided by Fidelis)

Call your state senators (yes, even you folks living outside of CA - this affects you too!) and ask them to vote no on David Ogden's appointment to the second position at the attorney general's office.
You can reach both of your senators at this number: 202-224-3121. And if you get a busy signal, you can look up a more direct number for your senators on the internet...but don't give up. This is our chance to make our collective conservative voices heard!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Gay Propaganda to hit public schools this week!

I stumbled across this article on the Pacific Justice Institute's website and was suitably alarmed - as a parent of 4 school-age children, I know I didn't receive any kind of parental notification about this particular wave of indoctrination! Anybody else heard about it?

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Prop. 8 Supporters have no privacy, fear revenge


Let me see if I can relate this timeline correctly.
1) During the Prop. 8 Campaign, the no on 8 folks accused us of intolerance, hatred, and bigotry - just for disagreeing with them.
2) Also during the Campaign, repeated acts of violence and vandalism were enacted on Prop. 8 Supporters (above picture taken of my own bumper sticker after a carload of college-aged girls jumped out of a car and wrote obscene things on my Yes on 8 yard signs and bumper sticker - we got it on surveillance camera).
3) Prop. 8 Campaigners experienced obscene name calling, threats, being pelted with eggs, and obscene hand gestures repeatedly during our campaign efforts.
4) Then, Prop. 8 passes and Prop. 8 Supporters said a collective, "Whew, I'm glad that's over!"
5) Prop. 8 Opponents (sore losers) demonstrate in streets, vandalize churches, push and spit on old ladies, and publish the infamous "Dishoner Roll" - the list of all the yes on 8 donors, along with the call to punish Prop. 8 supporters in any way possible ("probably should leave their kids alone, though.")
6) Lawsuits are filed, places of business boycotted and picketed, Prop. 8 Supporters begin to lose jobs.
7) A map is published which lists all donors AND shows where they live (yup, my house is right there on that map, even though we donated through my husband's business which is located in another town!) A clear invasion of privacy.
8) Now, a judge rules that the complete donor list cannot be kept private. Prop. 8 donors fear even more reprisals.

Now, let us look at this logically. Which group of people is more intolerant? Which group of people is more hateful? Which group of people is more bent on discrimination? Which group is more violent and vindictive? Who is causing the most problems? Same-sex couples still enjoy a legal union, recognized by the state of CA, with all the "rights" that entails. Joint income tax filing, adoptions, medical insurance coverage, etc. Prop. 8 did not take that away. Prop. 8 did not encourage any kind of violence toward the GLBT community. No one is trying to put them in prison for being attracted to members of their own sex. So what are they having such a temper tantrum about?
As an activist American who pays plenty of taxes and stimulates the economy every day, I take issue with the general acceptance of the threats and violence that is perpetrated by the NO on 8 people. It is just wrong for one group of Americans to have their livelihoods threatened and their privacy invaded because they exercised their constitutional right to support an initiative up for vote.
Wrong, immoral, illegal, and yet so accepted in today's society. Who is really ignorant, here? Unfortunately, mainstream media does not clearly point out what is really going on. Well, I'll take that one on, along with my fellow DNA bloggers. Read on, and educate yourselves!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Samuel Jackson weighs in on Mormon support for Prop. 8

Here we go again, another celebrity publicly expressing his opinion of the intelligence of an entire church. He calls Mormons, "Misinformed".
As a dedicated political blogger who scours the internet (researching both conservative AND liberal news/politics sites) for anything of interest, who has a college degree, and who is a member of one of the MOST INFORMED defense of family groups (DNA - see link at right), I beg to differ! Those of us who worked in the trenches on the Prop. 8 campaign were required to be very well informed, because we had to answer to the opposition on every point we made. And we did, with a vengeance! Prop. 8 passed, largely because of how very hard we worked to educate every living voter.
I assert that Hollywood celebrities are the misinformed ones. They don't live in the real world. Their world is made up of paparazzi and award shows. Designer clothes and world travel. Most of them don't even have college educations! Yet, they are quoted on the front page of magazines and newspapers like they own all of us.
Oh, I am so sick of celebrities. Maybe it is because I live in S. CA and see them on a regular basis...truly, folks, they put their shoes on one at a time just like you and me. And when your next door neighbor gets on a soapbox and starts spouting "misinformation", you just roll your eyes and dismiss them. It's time to do the same thing with soapbox-standing, nonsense-spouting celebrities. And frankly, in this economy, they make too much money anyway.

Monday, January 26, 2009

San Francisco City Official retaliates against CATHOLIC Prop. 8 Supporters

I thought this was interesting!

THIS Mormon Prop. 8 Supporter is behind the Catholics on this - all the way!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Tom Hanks apologizes?

Earlier, Fox News reported Tom Hanks as calling Mormons who financially supported Prop. 8 "un-American". The Church responded, ""Expressing an opinion in a free and democratic society is as American as it gets."
Here is Tom's response.
LOL! I wonder what motivated him to back down?

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Obama: 'Change we never imagined'

It has been with dismay and disappointment that I have been reading all about Obama's agenda for social policy. In fact, I have had a hard time even writing about it, which, dear readers, must have mystified a few of you. I came upon a column by Matt Barber that expresses my feelings exactly, so I wanted to share it with you.

And can I just say, that inauguration was a farce? The music was pre-recorded, the oath of office was completely botched by both parties involved (and followed up with a make-up swearing-in that didn't even involve the traditional Bible), and Obama's speech was boring and totally unimaginative. What a lousy way to start off this presidency!

Just shaking my head...

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

What happened to California?

As a California native and current resident (I left for about 8 years for my and my hubby's college educations), I have long enjoyed all the Golden State has to offer. But like this article states, I would like to leave! California is not a family-friendly state to live in.
The public school system is a mess. Lack of funding, increased ESL (English as a Second Language) students force teachers to teach to the lowest common denominator, and now homosexual indoctrination (under the guise of teaching "tolerance") combine to make a public school education in CA a joke for many families. Home schooling is on the rise.
The state economy is also a mess. Which means that already sky-high taxes will be going up again. In spite of falling home prices, young families cannot afford to live here. Property taxes are too high. And much of the state budget is going to pay for illegal immigrants who don't pay taxes but collect welfare like crazy (I had a friend who worked in the county welfare office...you wouldn't believe the stories she told me!).
We could blame it on the Democrats who want to give hand-outs to everyone...or we could blame it on Republicans who won't sign a state budget...I wouldn't even know where to start to fix the mess. And I think it is a shame that such a beautiful place with so much to offer is slowly bleeding to death.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Actress Anne Hathaway to protest Rick Warren at inauguration

In the spirit of encouraging fairness among the Hollywood types with regard to political leanings and activism, I say we boycott Anne Hathaway's new movie "Wedding Wars" to protest her protest against Rick Warren.
According to Foxnews:
"She speaks her mind about issues she feels passionately about.
One of them is Barack Obama—whom she backed—and his choice of Rick Warren as the Obama Inauguration’s clergy of choice.

“I am against it,” Hathaway told me at the after party last night amid champagne toasts to her, to Streep, and to her “Rachel” co-star Rosemarie Dewitt. “My older brother is gay, and so its a family issue for me. My father is coming with me to the Inauguration. At first we discussed not going, and then we thought we’d just turn our backs when he [Warren] speaks. But we didn’t want to be disrespectful. So we’re going to wear ribbons protesting his appearance.”

So she’s outspoken, and polite. That’s a combination you can’t beat."

Do you think they would say the same thing about a conservative activist in Hollywood?

The liberal activist actors think nothing about throwing their opinions around (how many times have they threatened to move out of the country if a conservative Republican was elected President...I say "go! and good riddance to you!") - yet the conservative ones fear for their jobs. So in the spirit of fairness...
The truth is, I would never be able to get my husband to see that chick flick with me anyway.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Sports funding goes, homosexual education funding stays intact

Schools all over the US are facing budget cuts, but in Massachusetts, homosexual education programs will go untouched and fully funded. See article here.
And no one in the Massachusetts education system is complaining about this? Public education is jumping into bed (so to speak) with the homosexual activists...be aware, folks, this could be happening in your child's school. I can't help but wonder how this is slipping by everyone? Why aren't people speaking up?

Media critic/documentary filmmaker interviews Sarah Palin

A guy named John Ziegler is working on a documentary entitled, "Media Malpractice" which highlights the mess that mainstream media has made, especially of the last political campaign. Of course, the biggest victim of the 'media malpractice' had to be Sarah Palin and her family. Click here to see the interview.

I am looking forward to seeing the documentary when it is finished. Hurry up, John!

Campbell's/Swanson's Soup Company Comes Out

I received this email from American Family Association this morning:

Campbell's Soup refuses to remain neutral, joins gay activists in the culture war.
According to an article by Erik Sass in the Dec. 24 edition of the Media Daily News, Campbell's Soup will not be neutral in the culture war. The Media Daily News reports that Campbell's will continue to use its advertising dollars to support homosexual publications pushing the homosexual agenda and same-sex marriage. AFA had asked the company to remain neutral in the culture war.
The company sponsored two pages of ads in both the December 2008 and January 2009 issues of The Advocate, the nation’s largest homosexual magazine. The ads featured the company's Swanson line of broth.
The Media Daily News article said the soup company will continue to support the homosexual agenda: "A Campbell spokesman was quoted as saying, 'Our plans for the Swanson brand include additional placements in The Advocate'."
To show their commitment to same-sex marriage, Campbell's featured two "married" lesbians and their son in one of the ads.

Take Action!
Send an email to Campbell Soup Company President Douglas Conant.
douglas_r_conant@cambellsoup.com
Tell him you are disappointed that Campbell's Soup has decided to support the homosexual agenda in the culture war.

After sending your e-mail, please call Campbell Soup Company (1-800-257-8443) and their Swanson division (1-800-442-7684) and express your disappointment that Campbell's is supporting same-sex marriage.

PLEASE: Forward this e-mail to your friends and family so they will know about Campbell's support of same-sex marriage and the homosexual agenda.

And, by all means, boycott! I am surprised that, in this slow economy, companies would make such a choice. Remember, only 2% of the population of the US is gay/lesbian!