Our Lady and Sheen

Mrs. Michelle Obama’s comments

I rarely post things directly related to people in politics, but this one caught my eye, and being that I know The One who actually brought us out of the Darkness and into the Light… It reminds me of, “Senator, you’re no Jack Kennedy.”

Anyway, back to the matter at hand.  At a recent event Mrs. Obama said that her husband “has brought us out of the dark and into the light.”  I searched and searched to find the speech in context.  I finally found it here.  I don’t know anything about theblaze.com, but they had the portion of the text that put more weight behind it.

Now for fun.  I think that this statement could be true under the following circumstances:

1. Mrs. Obama was speaking at the opening of a train tunnel, and Mr. Obama was the train’s honorary conductor.  (When you see the light at the end of the tunnel, it might be an oncoming train.)

2. Mrs. Obama was at the opening of a light bulb plant, very punny!

3. Mrs. Obama was speaking to employees of the Crayola Crayon Company, but I don’t think that works as well.

4. Mrs. Obama got a little too enthusiastic, and, being in the bible belt just misspoke.  I think we can forgive her, since Christians would be the only ones actually offended.  (Except the train conductor driving through a tunnel… I guess he can be offended too.)

It’s nice when people don’t fake being offended, it’s like crying wolf.

Also, let us say a prayer for our nation to the One who brought us out of the darkness and into the Light, Jesus.


April 18, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sen. Rick Santorum speaks the truth

Last night, I was falling asleep watching television and had the opportunity to see Sen. Santorum’s victory speech.  It was very good, very positive, and on the mark:

The president over the last few years has tried to tell you that he, in fact, the government can give you rights, the government can take care of you and provide for you. They can give you the right to health care, like in Obamacare.

But look what happens when the government gives you rights. When the government gives you rights, unlike when God gives you rights, the government can take them away. When government gives you rights, the government can tell you how to exercise those rights.

And we saw that just in the last week, with a group of people, a small group of people, just Catholics in the United States of America who were told you have a right to health care, but you will have the health care that we tell you, you have to give your people, whether it is against the teachings of your church or not.

Now, I am not the citizen who believes that we need to eliminate government and that the government is bad, after all, I work for the state.  We do need to realize that WE are the government.  We don’t elect a man to sit as king, caesar, dictator, or tyrant.  We elect a man to act as the president of the executive branch.  We elect people to sit as representatives to congress, and their jobs are not to put us under the thumb and squash us, but rather to represent us.

Recently at a doctor’s office, I saw a sign that said “Patients… do not interrupt our work, they are the reason we work.”  All forms of government which concentrate power in the hands of individuals risk that power becoming corrupting.  We must band together and remember that rights are not man made, because men are fleeting, but rather we must strive to encounter God and His love, which give us all true rights.

February 8, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 1 Comment