I’m really starting to lose the ability to listen to talk radio. Some of it is funny and I agree with it, some of its funny and I don’t agree with it. Most of the time, the guys I listen to, Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck, are entertainers and they keep me entertained.
But I really can’t listen to anyone else anymore without just losing my mind.
A local guy from Nashville filled in for Glenn Beck yesterday, and he made my blood pressure rise to unsafe levels. I believe the topic was illegal immigration and English as the national language. I don’t think we should have a national language because I think its a redundant law, but protectionists don’t think that way (because they aren’t conservatives). Anyway, the conversation somehow turned into we “are too free” and that we have to give up some of our freedoms to save our country.
Let me reiterate that this guy thinks our nation is too free.
That just doesn’t fly with me. I can think of plenty of ways in which we aren’t free.
Suspension of Habeas Corpus
The Patriot Act
Imminent Domain laws
And the list goes on and on. This country was founded on the idea of individual liberty. You can do what you want as long as you don’t infringe on the individual rights of others.
That has changed. And that is what will destroy America. Not terrorists. Not Illegal Aliens. Not Global Warming. Not the Corporations.
The government will eventually destroy this country.
Its sad. My life will continue and I will still be a citizen of the Kingdom of God. But this country has done some great things, and those things will soon come to an end.
I was thinking today about how, while I do know some of you that read my blog, there are plenty of people out there that I don’t know, and would like to.
Leave me a comment with some information, name, hometown, background, a fun fact. You know the drill.
Sufjan Stevens has taken over my Christmas music selection. Check out this tune.
This Christmas, for me, has not been the worst Christmas ever. I’ve been blessed to spend time with my family and my fiancee, as well as some friends. I have too many things to be thankful for and there are too many who have too little for me to be complacent with the status quo. May we all remember the children whose homes have been torn apart by war and genocide, by corrupt dictators and governments, by famine and flood. May we be more radically like Christ in our service to others until next Christmas and may we remind ourselves how easily we can become slaves to consumerism in our culture.
Lord, I pray that this Christmas, we remember Christ’s birth and think of it often as we serve the poor and the rich, the hungry and healthy. May we serve more like Jesus.
Then this game is for you. Ho. Lee. Crap.
fun for all, the children call their favorite time of year.
Snowflakes in the air, carols everywhere
Yuletide by the fireside and love and dreams to share
Gotta love A Charlie Brown Christmas. Does that still come on television? The kids that Carrie nannies for are 2 and a half and 6 and have never seen any of the Charlie Brown movies.
Its a traveshamockery!
(5000 blog points to the person who knows where the above adjective is from.)
This first letter is just funny. I don’t know why or how this happened, but it made me laugh.
This letter is probably rated PG-13. I can’t believe that this actually happened. I mean, you hear urban legends about it happening at restaurants, but I’ve never seen confirmation. Wow.