ENGAGE: LETTING GOD BUILD A RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU

These videos are a catalyst for you to explore what it means for you to have a relationship with God as your Father. While a personal friend would be far more effective, these videos are offered both to encourage people on their own journey as well as to equip people who want to help others.

http://www.lifestream.org/engage

My favorite teacher/resource on living as His Beloved, Wayne Jacobson, who has terrific weekly podcasts at http://thegodjourney.com/archives/

Statist, Socialist Punishment of the Rich Always Backfires for Government, for the Poor, and the Rich

France’s President Francois Hollande is quietly letting his nation’s 75% tax rate on high incomes expire as the year ends. The measure raised very little revenue, but aptly expressed the envy and hatred for the rich that animates many on the left.  In fact, Hollande campaigned on the measure to punish the successful. Hannah Murphy and Mark John of Reuters write:

Hollande first floated the 75-percent super-tax on earnings over 1 million euros ($1.2 million) a year in his 2012 campaign to oust his conservative rival Nicolas Sarkozy. It fired up left-wing voters and helped him unseat the incumbent.

But in practice, it raised very little money:

The Finance Ministry estimates the proceeds from the tax amounted to 260 million euros in its first year and 160 million in the second. That’s broadly in line with expectations, but tiny compared with a budget deficit which had reached 84.7 billion euros by the end of October.

This calculus does not consider the lost revenue from high income people who left France to avoid the tax, nor does it consider the companies and individuals that did not locate economic activity in France, to avoid the penalty. Those numbers are almost impossible to discover, and certainly the socialist government has no interest in publicizing the costs of its policy. But the fact that Hollande is not acting to extend the tax, which was authorized for two years only, speaks volumes. Hollande and France’s tax collectors discovered that the country suffered under high taxes so much that unemployment soared, and consequently:

Hollande and his government have since sought to relieve business of around 40 billion euros of taxes and other charges, as unemployment at over 10 percent drives home the urgent need to attract investment to the sickly French economy.

Faced with the responsibility of running his government, Hollande has come to his senses. The problem with punishing the rich is that rich people have alternatives for employing their capital and their talents. And, even though the left hates to admit it, outside of a relative handful of people who inherited their wealth, most rich people actually created value that others would voluntarily pay for. So when you punish value-creation, you get less value, that is, less wealth in your political system.

The same calculus works for companies. Punish them, and they will find a happier home.

In 2008, then-candidate Barack Obama averred that even if they did not raise extra revenue, he “would look at raising the capital gains tax for purposes of fairness.” This sentiment is self-defeating. Yet the left refuses to learn it. Do not look for anyone on the democratic Party to take note of France’s failed experiment in punitive taxation.

via Blog: France to end 75% tax rate.

Michelle Bachmann Telling the Truth about our President

“And I have been very surprised, to answer your question, to see the president of the United States, at every turn, cut the legs off of our ally, Israel, and in fact embrace and lift up the agenda of Islamic jihad,” Bachmann said on the show Washington Watch hosted by Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council.

“Now when in the world — and by that, I mean the goals of the Islamic State, the fact that they want their own state. Our president, we know now, is writing secret notes to the Ayatollah in Iran; there’s a recent report that the president is trying to have private meetings with the Ayatollah in Iran. Iran is very clear about their goal — their goal is to have a nuclear weapon. They’ve said, unequivocally, they will use it against the United States and against Israel.”

http://www.mediaite.com/online/let-bachmann-tell-you-about-obamas-jihad-before-she-becomes-irrelevant/

Public Education Progressive Socialism

http://www.asis.com/stag/starchiv/transcriptions/NWO/NWO2_Education.html

“Rosalie Gordon, author of the widely circulated What’s Happened to Our Schools?, said of Progressive Education: ‘The progressive system has reached all the way down to the lowest grades to prepare the children of America for their role as the collectivists of the future.’ That’s another name for socialist, you know, or communist, if you will. ‘The group, not the individual child, is the quintessence of Progressivism. The child must always be made to feel part of the group. He must indulge in group thinking, in group activity.’ She explains Dewey’s obsession with the group and group activity by saying this: ‘You can’t make socialists out of individualists.’ Dewey was a socialist. At the climax of his career in 1950 he became honorary national chairman of the American counterpart of the British Fabian Society. It was called the League for Industrial Democracy.”

http://www.eagleforum.org/educate/2001/sept01/socialism.shtml

Marxism and Humanism are the predominant philosophies of America’s education establishment, yet every day we send the public schools our most precious gift, our children, to be “educated.”

Our schools are filled with sex education, political correctness, environmental extremism, global unity, diversity training (pro-gay indoctrination), and “higher-order thinking skills” boldly claiming that, in order to become a higher order thinker, one must first believe absolutely that there are no absolutes!

Our schools are filled with violence, murder, extortion, rape, unwanted pregnancy, drug use, disrespect, and foul language. Test scores have been declining for decades as the numbers of children who cannot read continue to increase.

Ex-CIA Employee Admits President Obama is a “radical Islamic” Enemy of America –

Today, a former CIA agent bluntly told the newspaper, World Net Daily, that America has switched sides in the war on terror under President Obama. Clare Lopez was willing to say what a few members of Congress have said in private, but declined to say on-the-record.

Clare M. Lopez is the Vice President for Research and Analysis at the Center for Security Policy and a Senior Fellow at The Clarion Project, the London Center for Policy Research, and the Canadian Meighen Institute. Since 2013, she has served as a member of the Citizens Commission on Benghazi. Also Vice President of the Intelligence Summit, she formerly was a career operations officer with the Central Intelligence Agency, a professor at the Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies, Executive Director of the Iran Policy Committee from 2005-2006, and has served as a consultant, intelligence analyst, and researcher for a variety of defense firms. She was named a Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute in 2011.

Lopez said the global war on terror had been an effort to “stay free of Shariah,” or repressive Islamic law, until the Obama administration began siding with such jihadist groups as the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliates. Lopez believes that the Muslim Brotherhood has thoroughly infiltrated the Obama administration and other branches of the federal government. One of the most outrageous of those appointments is Mohamed Elibiary, a senior member of the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council. According to a report by the Center for Security Policy, Elibiary supports brokering a U.S. partnership with the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist group. Two months ago, a firestorm erupted online after Elibiary tweeted that a “Caliphate” is inevitable and compared it to the European Union.

Ms. Lopez also believes Obama had essentially the same goals in the Mideast as the late Osama bin Laden: “to remove American power and influence, including military forces, from Islamic lands.” The former CIA operative’s perspective affects her prescription for what the U.S. should do about the terror army ISIS, as she called for caution and restraint.

via Ex-CIA Employee Admits President Obama is a “radical Islamic” Enemy of America –.

From a Godly Woman, a previous prosecutor, with far more Spiritual, Constitutional and Liberty Passion, Authority, and Eloquence that almost any Conservative leader has. Be On Notice – Liberty First.

www.krisannehall.com

KrisAnne travels anywhere in the U.S. from Florida to give her Constitution presentations, for no cost at all.

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KrisAnne Hall,

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12

I find it very telling that the last clause points out “spiritual wickedness in high places.”  Paul is clearly talking about people who have power over others…like government.  This is the enemy we battle, spiritual wickedness, and it lives in government.  Knowing our enemy means we must be dedicated in the battle.

We are not promised that these battles will be easy or short.

“THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.” Thomas Paine Dec. 23, 1776

Invite KrisAnne to speak to your group, if you’re not too embarrassed by your passivity.

via Be On Notice – Liberty First.

GIVE ME ALL YOUR MONEY: Hullinghorst Desires To Defy Tabor – Colorado Peak Politics

TABOR was put into place to control just such tendencies, recognizing the reality that Democrats always feel like there’s another tax-payer dollar out there for them to spend.  And TABOR is doing its job right now; if Colorado Democrats are going to follow their playbook of taxing and spending us to death, they’ll have to do it in full public view for everyone to see.  Unlike other states, where convoluted budget processes and a lack of a requirement to stay within a specific budget allows state legislatures to stuff all sorts of pork into budgets, if Hullinghorst wants to defy TABOR, she’ll have to do so with a whole host of attention on her.  While this may not threaten her own seat in the People’s Republic of Boulder, such a gospel of tax and spend will certainly threaten her majority in the rest of the state.

TABOR once again is the emergency brake from Colorado Democrats driving us off any fiscal cliffs.

via GIVE ME ALL YOUR MONEY: Hullinghorst Desires To Defy Tabor – Colorado Peak Politics.

It’s no coincidence that the first execution of NYC police officers in years occurred on the heels of a months-long orgy of incendiary rhetoric from our political leaders, academicians, community agitators, and members of the media regarding the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner

That said, it’s no coincidence that the first execution of NYC police officers in years occurred on the heels of a months-long orgy of incendiary rhetoric from our political leaders, academicians, community agitators, and members of the media regarding the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner — rhetoric wholly unhinged from the crucial fact that there was not a scintilla of evidence that racism played any role in the incidents.

Responsible people understand the imperative to exercise great caution when making potentially inflammatory comments involving race. A brief review of history demonstrates why.

But for the last several months, responsible behavior has been on short supply among our elites. So many rushed to abandon their roles as objective leaders to don the clothing of community organizers, accuse cops of pervasive racism, and allege that not only is the “system” intrinsically racist, but the very essence of the justice system needed to be jettisoned. Again, without a shred of evidence that racist cops or institutions caused the deaths of either Brown or Garner.

So “leaders” ranging from the president to the attorney general to the mayor of the nation’s largest city engaged in opportunistic bouts of moral preening that gave credence to claims that police were engaged in a nationwide war against black males. The most powerful man on earth invited Al Sharpton to the White House, seemingly unconcerned (or perhaps expecting) that such an invitation would necessarily grant legitimacy to the propaganda that cops were mowing down blacks across the land. Colleges gave precious students dispensation to recover from the fraudulent trauma of black genocide perpetrated by racist cops. An almost delirious media slanted their reporting to support that there is, in fact, a war being waged by the entire law-enforcement apparatus of the United States against blacks. Again, without an iota of proof that Brown and Garner were victims of a racist regime. And, without even a nod to the fact that blacks are more than 60 times as likely to be killed by other blacks than by cops of any race. Narrative, after all, trumps facts.

A major political party went so far as to use Ferguson to boost black turnout in the November elections – without any condemnation whatsoever from a president and attorney general who otherwise are quick to decry any real or imagined irregularities in the electoral process. Once again, neither the politicians involved nor their media cheerleaders saw fit to note that there was no evidence of racism in Brown’s death.

The responsibility for the shootings in New York rests with the shooter.

But the responsibility for the worst racial climate in two generations lies largely with the demagogues in our nation’s leadership who are too busy whining about the horrors of being mistaken for a valet to do the hard work of confronting the country’s toughest challenges.

via Playing with Fire | National Review Online.

Vermont’s single-payer experiment goes bust | Tea Party Patriots

On Wednesday, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin announced his state was giving up on a single-payer, government-run universal health care system. Shumlin called it the biggest disappointment of his career. The citizens of Vermont, however, should be relieved.

Shumlin admitted that moving ahead with the project would have required tax increases too large for the state to absorb. Indeed, the plan Shumlin’s administration was considering called for an 11.5 percent payroll tax on business and a separate and new income tax of up to 9.5 percent.

Though we’re glad Shumlin backed off the disastrous plan, it’s shocking it took this long. Economists and health care policy experts have warned for some time that universal health care comes with a staggering price tag that will unfairly target small business owners.

“The bottom line is that, as we completed the financing modeling in the last several days,” said Shumlin, “it became clear that the risk of economic shock is too high at this time to offer a plan I can responsibly support for passing in the Legislature.’

Vermont’s experiment with universal health care should be a warning to any other elected officials attempting the same thing. It can’t work without drastic tax increases and enormous burdens on business. Messing with the free market only ends in one thing: economic pain. The American people deserve better.

via Vermont’s single-payer experiment goes bust | Tea Party Patriots.

Barack Hussein Obama: A Case Study Of How A Psychopathic Work Of Fiction Became President

~Convicted terrorist and retired professor Bill Ayers sat down with Fars News, a state-controlled media outlet that serves the Islamic Republic of Iran, where he proclaimed that the United States is a “terrorist nation” that is the “greatest purveyor of violence on earth… and the foremost threat to world peace.”~

Ergo my preface to how once upon a time in America, a man was known by the company he kept. Especially when accrediting significance to Bill Ayers as the man whose living room aspiring Illinois state Senate hopeful, Barack Hussein Obama, essentially launched his political career from in 1995.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/12/12/Convicted-Terrorist-Bill-Ayers-to-Iran-Media-U-S-A-Terrorist-Nation

via Barack Hussein Obama: A Case Study Of How A Psychopathic Work Of Fiction Became President –.

Jihadists Worldwide: A Pack of Wolves

How many people must die before heads of state concede that the crimes worldwide are not extreme, not unusual, and not lone wolf? This is Islamic-style warfare against the West, without the sophisticated weaponry, khaki uniforms or tanks. It is time to connect the voluminous dots between the burnings and beheadings in 624 AD and those executed today.

We so naively call them self-starters or lone wolves when, daily, thousands of individuals are inspired and encouraged by an imam in a mosque to be a Soldier of Allah, eagerly awaiting his turn to immerse himself in the blood of infidels. Perhaps the designation helps the West cope with the 1.3 billion Muslims who have unleashed their millions into the world. Perhaps the singular terminology keeps the West from considering war against the multitudes, or courageously declaring the Qur’an and Sharia antithetical to Western beliefs, or fear of inciting the so-called moderates to reach their full barbarous potential.

Must someone remind PM Cameron of the infamous 7/7 bombing of 2005 in London’s underground, or the new converts to Islam who beheaded British soldier, Lee Rigby, on a London Street? Consider America’s Major Nidal Hasan, the psychiatrist who killed 13 and wounded 28 at Fort Hood, Texas; the Tsarnaev brothers, who killed two and injured more than 260 athletes and spectators at the Boston Marathon; the Itamar massacre of five members of Israel’s Fogel family and the more recent beheading of four rabbis and a policeman during religious services.

It is time to come to terms with the truth—that self-radicalization is a myth to befuddle the reality of the demonic cult, where the lone wolf is not alone but, rather, a product of Islam, trained from birth or conversion to hate and kill. The West has chosen to disbelieve the incomprehensible because this is an army unlike any we have fought, with different rules, and different means of carrying out their depraved agenda of enslavement, torture, and destruction. Not clad in khaki uniforms, these demons may be disguised as normal humans in street clothes, prepared to strike with the simplest and smallest of weapons—a knife or a vial of acid.

While the situation is deteriorating rapidly, the West is turning out students who are ignorant of Islam. Taught by the left, liberals, Marxists, and Islamic apologists, from revised textbooks, our students are indoctrinated to believe that Islam is Religion of Peace, when in fact it has been a religion of conquest and cruelty for 14 centuries. The history books paint and polish Islam while tarnishing Judaism, Christianity and America, omitting or changing facts that might expose the malevolence in our midst. Our media aids and abets these efforts with the accusatory “Islamophobia” to keep the crimes underreported or swept under the rug. Ask the average college students about Islam’s history and they will probably respond with a dead stare followed by an uncomfortable giggle at their own ignorance.

No, the murderers are not lone wolves. Whether they come as one or as nineteen, they are still part of a larger pack, each with his duty, just as we send our tanks to the front, each with its own driver and gunner, but part of a greater army. Whether the Muslims rush a synagogue to behead people in prayer; or behead hundreds who refuse to pray to Allah; or throw acid at little girls in Israel; or beat Jewish youths on the streets of Paris or Brooklyn; or explode themselves or ram an auto into a crowd of people, or kidnap girls for sale or marriage/enslavement, or rape women on the streets of Sweden and Norway; or burn or stone women, orbehead their own daughters for “honor,” they are One. Whether they are ISIS, Hamas, Hezbollah, Boko Haram, Taliban or any of a formidable number of terrorist groups, they are all Islamic terrorists.

Each new generation is taught from toddlerhood to hate and aspire to Islamic greatness by killing kafirs—Jews, as well as Christians, Hindus, Buddhists and other Muslims.

  • Parents are eagerly raising their babies to be suicide bombers for Hamas,
  • From their earliest school days, children learn that life has no value; they must kill for their god and state, and accept their own death and martyrdom while parents encourage and applaud the loss of their children’s humanity. There is no hope for a life of beauty, music, creativity and career, of courtship and love-marriage, the joy of caring for a devoted pet, and discoveries of Western civilization. They are robbed of everything we value. Young kindergarteners aretrained to behead dolls and toy sheepthat bleed red liquid, and their song includes the bleating of the wounded, dying lamb.
  • As the older child is taught to kill and hold a victim’s severed head, he poses for a photo taken by his proud father.

Young adults, no longer queasy about death, are able to play soccer with decapitated heads.

  • By the time they reach adulthood, they have no respect for women, children, or for animals. These deranged sadists (who receive sexual satisfaction from causing pain or degradation to others) are able to inflict agony and suffering on defenseless animals throughout the year and celebrate Eid by torturing lifestock (the worst animal cruelty in history is in Gaza), allowing them to bleat and bleed out until they lose consciousness and finally die. Muslims consider the torment, fear and excruciating agony to be Halal.
  • Finally, despite the singularity perceived by some, there is organization, the inevitable group mentality. For example, although not a single Muslim had seen the “blasphemous cartoons” in 2005, demonstrators went to the streets, set buildings afire, injured and even killed people throughout Europe. Not taught to examine facts, they take their leaders’ opinions and follow the pack.

A recent survey showed that 80% of Palestinians support murder. I would propose that the remaining 20% are, as Marco Polo is alleged to have said, “the moderate Muslim(s) who hold the feet of the victim.” Where there are Muslims, there is violence with the expressed objective that Islam will rule the world, with Sharia law imposed over the host country’s laws. If it cannot be done peacefully, they will do so sadistically. They are raised in a teamwork environment, faces covered for guilt-free anonymity. The reality is that all these terrorists are indoctrinated from childhood to sacrifice their individuality for an organization, and are probably psychologically incapable of acting as lone wolves.

via A Pack of Wolves.