Take Back the Culture: Andrew Lumish

If you missed where this all started yesterday, then here is the reference point:

Part 1: Take Back the Culture: Karen Vaughn

If you did not watch the radio show on The Blaze or read the transcript, then you have no idea how much more you missed when Karen was interviewed by Glenn Beck later in the day on his television program. She is absolutely filled with joy and light in spite of the grievous circumstances that have brought her to where she is today, a World Changer.

I want to begin with this great quote by Karen while on the radio show yesterday:

 “And I say the greatest principle I can teach any mom is let your husband raise a man. It’s hard not to interfere. But let him raise a man.” 

Another observation from Karen that is equally important, from the television program as she discussed some of the reasons for writing her book: 

“I think that the concept of liberty has been lost on this generation. I think it has been driven out as a dirty word.”

Those quotes lead me to Andrew Lumish, who is working to take back the culture in his backyard as The Good Cemetarian (he is on Facebook):

Glenn Praises Man Who Meticulously Restores Veterans’ Gravestones: ‘You’ve Started Something Really Amazing’

QUOTING FROM THE TRANSCRIPT: 

ANDREW: Occasionally I will take students with me, high school students who love to go and I’ll have them step back in the footsteps. And it’s always good to know the history of the person and the events of that. So I’ll have them stand in the — descendants who would have stood there at the funeral, and we talk about what the world was like, what the United States was when they were alive and when they die. And what’s great, you get the bad raps on the Millennials. The attention and love that these high school kids have, from different backgrounds — you know what it’s like in Tampa. It’s muddy. It’s wet. And they don’t mind. They sweat. They get out there, and they have a great time and they learn a history lesson. So the negativity about Millennials. But my experience, my own son, about to turn 21, it’s been fantastic. It’s been a great experience. And not just for them. It’s therapeutic for me as well.

And there you have it. A mother and a part time photographer. Reclaiming America. Restoring American Values as each one does a part to Take Back The Culture by focusing on those who need the experiences most. The Giver and the Receiver.

Focusing on the youth of America, and especially empowering the parents of those youth to train up their children to preserve God, Family and Country through personal history and histories from the lives of those who have lived untold stories of agony and ecstasy,  is how we learn that we too can become and raise up a host of World Changers instead of snowflakes. 

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Part 2: My takeaway from Mike Lee

Part 1 of my takeaway here. Now on to the more of the Mike Lee – Glenn Beck conversation: 

  • once we get on to the bill, it becomes very, very difficult to change it

Screen Shot 2017-07-20 at 11.03.10 AMNow, that point brings me to something I read by The Editors in the Wall Street Journal that, frankly, makes me want to spit at the editorial. The fact is Mike Lee clearly explains the process and why going after FULL Repeal is one of those Might As Well‘s. (Ten points to Katie, a fellow Sentinel, for her concise statement in rebuttal. The Editors article is indeed, crap.)

Mike Lee continues: 

“Now, I’m still convinced that we can pass something. I’m still convinced that we could pass either some variation of this bill, with some changes made to it. Changes that I believe would be relatively easy to make. Or alternatively, that we could get on to a full repeal and just pass that.”

So there it is. Just pass that. Full Repeal.

  • …the further we depart from what we’ve been promising
  • …what every Republican who has campaigned for any federal office
  • all campaigned on one consistent theme: Repeal Obamacare.
  • make sure that we’re faithful to that promise.

Boom WSJ, The Editors. Consider that a Gibbs Slap for the backs of your heads. 

But wait! There is more to the Mike Lee persuasion method! And perhaps this is why WSJ, The Editors, are attacking the most measured thinking man for his methods.

  • we can repeal it with 51 votes.
  • we can repeal at least two-thirds of it with 51 votes
  • we got that through the parliamentary and under this reconciliation measure in 2015.

Ahhhh and now the kicker: 

“I also believe we could add to that one and get in some additional features, the title one health care regulations. At least in part, it could be added to those and get those repealed.

As to whether we can get the votes, there are some who are expressing skepticism about that. But, Glenn, I’m unwilling to assume that we can’t get there just because some moderates don’t like it.

Music to my ears: Unwilling to assume just because some moderates don’t like it. Again. Another Gibbs Slap for The Editors. Mike Lee has that never quit attitude. He is never out of the fight for the Forgotten Man. 

Oh wait! There is more! But look! It is the House Freedom Caucus, not the Senate but hey, look who is feeling inspired because ONE MAN stands for something. 

This is where I end this piece with a new hashtag: 

#MikeLeeForSenateMajorityLeader.

…to be continued … 

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Part 1: My takeaway from Mike Lee

The other day Mike Lee was on Glenn Beck’s Radio Program. Today I want to pull out some phrasing that stuck with me from the conversation and why the fight to hold our ground for FULL REPEAL matters more than ever.

  •  — this is the amendment that would have allowed people on the exchange to offer an insurance policy that a consumer would want to buy and an insurer would want to offer,
  • They watered that down to say…
  • … it wouldn’t do so nearly as much as it would if you just adopted the full consumer freedom amendment, as we have negotiated it.
  • …it’s moved further to the left. They have now gotten rid of about half...
  • They’ve added a bunch of other stuff to it that I have questions about, including $45 billion to be spent in some unknown way,… 
  • they’ve watered down this key provision …. this thing just keeps moving to the left

Yep. Mike Lee speaks the words of the Forgotten Man. He addresses the reason why many of us are so mad we could spit! So why Hugh Hewitt does not understand that the Forgotten Man is sick and tired of the Progressive Republicans telling us we have to move forward in increments is beyond me. 

INCREMENTS do not lie. We are being moved further to the left so thank God Mike Lee knows how to stand for something. 

  • This bill is really good to the insurance industry.
  • … some provisions that someone would describe as bailouts.
  • …contains all kinds of relief for this or for that kind of interest.

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Okay. Does Hugh Hewitt think those kinds of increments are better than Obamacare? And does Hugh think the GOP should lockstep blindly to his incremental drumming? (Ten points to Chris Lloyd for calling HH out!)

Moving on. Mike Lee says and I quote it entirely: 

“The person it leaves out is the forgotten man, the forgotten woman, the middle class American who is struggling to get by, who is seeing health care premiums hike over and over and over again, even as deductibles have skyrocketed and coverage has become less pervasive. And this bill doesn’t provide enough relief to them. I want to make sure that the forgotten man and the forgotten woman in America are forgotten no more. And that we get Washington, DC, out of their way.” 

Yes. That is why I stand with Mike Lee. He is steeped in the knowledge that power comes from principles of self-reliance through the value of work and freedom to choose those things that give us, the taxpaying middle class, the unalienable right to pursue life, liberty and happiness. 

New Hashtags: #GetWashingtonDCOuttaMyWay  #IWillNotBeForgotten

Therefore #FullRepeal. Basta.

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Glenn Beck: What can I do for you?

So tonight just a few thoughts to share with Glenn based upon his 7/13/2017 evening show. 

  1. I too love the Blackboard educational information. 
  2. I love the Think Tank, just like I love Dana’s Pit Talk discussions. 
  3. I love how David Barton’s son is on with him for The Vault and History sessions. 
  4. I love the live audience shows when there is interaction with you or your guests. 
  5. I thought your Fireside Chat with Dennis Prager was fabulous.
  6. I love your discussions with Senator Mike Lee because he knows how to #FrameTheDebate. 
  7. I was not able to go to your speciality events but I did see you at a couple of FreedomWorks events and they were great too.
  8. I truly enjoy this positive, fix yourself direction you are taking and encouraging others to do the same. 

In all you do, in all you say there should always be an answer to a Therefore What

There are always answers and options. And you ought to leave us all with an answer, or an I don’t know the answer, but we can certainly come up with one better than a government agency. 

That was a great show tonight. Keep moving forward. Teach true principles and those who follow your programing will rise up to #ReclaimAmerica. 

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Fantastic Presidential Farewell Addresses

In my collection of books I have a Primer from Pennsylvania. I do not have it handy at this moment to give you the date on the book or the age for which the book was written but I remember reading through it knowing I was absolutely clueless on many things students from a bygone era had to know by time they graduated High School. 

That leads me to a quick mention of David Barton and Wallbuilders and especially to pointing out a fantastic segment on the Glenn Beck Radio Program the other day:

Important Presidential Farewell Addresses Warned Against the Very Troubles We Face

Embeded in the article are the following three link:

  1. George Washington: Farewell Address, September 19, 1796
  2. Dwight D. Eisenhower: 421 – Farewell Radio and Television Address to the American People, January 17, 1961
  3. Ronald Reagan: Farewell Address to the Nation, January 11, 1989

I hope you will read Glenn’s post and then go back through the three links as well. Then for a great educational experience, watch these two Wallbuilders videos: 

 

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Push Back the Narrative

When asked if he, without naming names, thought there was “anyone who is or could be the next George Washington”, Mike Lee responded:

“Oh sure. Look, look. I see a lot of people who have liberty in their veins, who long for liberty, who yearn for it.  Anyone who yearns for liberty has the ability to be that person. And all they have to do is speak about it. Do something about it. Talk about it.

Push back against the narrative that says, ‘that anything we do that is important has to be done through government and anything we do through government, that’s important, must be done through the federal government, and never through states and localities.’

“Push back against that narrative and you will help restore the Spirit of America’s founding.”  

~ Senator Mike Lee, on The Glenn Beck Radio Program, May 22, 2017. 

 

I wish the entire interview was available for free because it was really excellent. The quote above is from the last ten minutes of the show. There is a short clip of Mike speaking about George Washington resigning his commission available here

Thanks to every Glenn Beck sponsor for all you do to help make such great programming available. (Lifelock.com ~ Overstock.com ~ Goldline.com to name a few.)

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Like John Wayne in the house

Today was one of those days when I had a best day ever watching a show on “television.” It was the Glenn Beck radio program on The Blaze TV via my Roku.

The guest: Robert O’Neill

With all of the political catastrophes going on in the world, this is the one interview that stopped me in my tracks and made me feel like John Wayne was in the house. The joy in service, the joy in purpose, and the humility in the joy of giving back when so much has already been sacrificed was absolutely emboldening and uplifting, like watching John Wayne on the big screen in one of those famous battle scenes where the Good Guys win.

Listening to O’Neill made me think of men like Audie Murphy and Jimmy Stewart and members of my own family lines who have served in the military over the years. And my heart swelled with feelings of great love for him and all those who have so selflessly served in the Armed Services. 

What a day is has been to revel in feelings of glory for our nation, for our freedom, and especially for those who just serve for God and Country.  

Thanks Rob O’Neill. That was just the pick-me-up I needed. 

Be sure to check out Your Grateful Nation.

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