10 Day Social Media Fast: Day 3

Years ago Boyd K. Packer taught

True doctrine, understood, changes attitudes and behavior.

The study of the doctrines of the gospel will improve behavior quicker than a study of behavior will improve behavior. Preoccupation with unworthy behavior can lead to unworthy behavior. That is why we stress so forcefully the study of the doctrines of the gospel.

He reiterated it years later in another sermon:

Doctrine can change behavior quicker than talking about behavior will.

What doctrine, or better yet, Whose doctrine are you following?

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Let Ryanocare Die an Ignominous Death

Just catching up on Speaker Paul Ryan‘s Nightmare of a GOP Leadership Health Care Bill today. So this is the hill Mr. Speaker and his ilk want to die on? 

From AmericanThinker.com

From ConservativeReview.com

From CATO.org

 

Thank Heaven for Principled Conservatives engaged in the Laudable Pursuit. Watch Senator Mike Lee #FrameTheDebate below and watch video and read more about today’s event at FreedomWorks.org. And be sure to scroll down to watch the indomitable Jim DeMint on Lou Dobbs. 

“We don’t want to bail out the insurance companies, we want freedom to get lower prices and to get the insurance we want for our families.” ~ Rand Paul

If you only knew how many things…

One of my favorite lines from the television production of ANNE OF GREEN GABLES comes from Anne Shirley

I know I chatter on far too much but if you only knew how many things I want to say and don’t.

That is how I feel as I sit to write on day 43/365. I have a bazillion thoughts just running through my mind so I am simply going to write. Do not worry. I will not think them all out on paper.

That reminds me. You know Jonathan Crombie died. Totally broke my heart, such a young fellow. Colleen Dewhurst,  passed away several years ago and so did another favorite in the mini-series, Richard Farnsworth, who’s death was crushing to hear of when it happened. 

I totally love that particular cast, having watched that particular series beaucoup times. It was the most absolutely charming production. Just delightful.

Okay, so back to some other thoughts.

I received a wonderful suprise in the form of a book. It is titled A PARTICLE OF FAITH by Jason A. Densley and was told he has a second book coming out. I forgot the title of the next book but it does not matter because first things first. This book must be read first therefore it is on this week’s to do list.

This weekend was, what is called in my Cburch, Stake Conference. The theme, YOUR NEXT STEP. was the same one from the last Stake Conference, held in October. A great theme, the speakers had the opportunity to teach doctrine from many perspectives on how to improve oneself with the continued focus on how to draw nearer to Heavenly Father, feel the healing power of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to recognize, then obey the promptings of the Holy Ghost. 

The testimonies that were shared by those who accepted assignments to speak were awe inspiring. And though I am practically perfect in every way (thank you Mary Poppins – no comments from the peanut gallery), the sweetest feelings of encouragement to become a more disciplined follower of Christ filled my heart. 

It was a fabulous Sabbath day. 

If you want to learn more about the role of the Holy Ghost and how to seek learning by study and faith, just click those links! 

And my last thought is from an inspiring sermon titled JOY AND SURVIVAL by President Russell M. Nelson, an internationally renowned surgeon and medical researcher. 

“When the focus of our lives is on Jesus Christ and His gospel, we can feel joy regardless of what is happening—or not happening—in our lives.”

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Ryanocare: So mad I could spit!

Reading through so much info on the, alleged, Republican Obamacare bill today, all I feel is disgust. Paul Ryan and Mike Pence and all of the GOP Leadership appear to be exercising sophistry against the Conservatives in Congress with this #Ryanocare plan. 

So to my friend who asked me what I think: I am so mad I could spit

QUOTE: Michael A. Needham

“In many ways, the House Republican proposal released last night not only accepts the flawed progressive premises of Obamacare but expands upon them. Ronald Reagan once said, ‘Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.’ The AHCA does all three.”

In lieu of spitting or spewing out words in rage, I am posting all of the things I have read today that matter most to me. Yeah, right after stating how  irritating it is that Paul Ryan was supported as the Speaker of the House. Yeah. I could spit over that one too. 

To everyone who voted for Speaker Ryan to remain in power, how is that working out for you now?  

Oooo, that Mike Pence. Yeah. Wanting to spit over the Pence article below, my advice to members of congress, especially mine in Florida: #REVOLTandFULLREPEAL.

Read why #RyanocareHell = #ObamacareHell and then take it to your member of Congress. (And please, if you spit, do not tell them I sent you.)

  1. The Republican Bill Misses the Mark 
  2. Republican plan to attract healthy may be as ineffective as Obamacare’s mandate
  3. A Health-Care Mystery
  4. GOP Plan Fails to Move Past Obamacare’s Progressive Promise
  5. Rep. Thomas Massie: GOP Obamacare repeal ‘stinking pile of garbage’ written by the ‘insurance lobby,’ and it ‘will fail’
  6. Trump administration won’t guarantee Americans can keep their doctors under Obamacare replacement
  7. The GOP Repeal Plan Sucks. But Is It Better Than Nothing?
  8. Levin Explains Why ‘Rinocare’ Threatens the American Way of Life
  9. Mike Pence Warns GOP lawmakers against healthcare revolt
  10. Why House Republicans Are Rewriting Their Obamacare ‘Replacement’
  11. Freedom Caucus Rolls Out Incredibly Novel Health Care Plan: Repeal Obamacare Entirely

 

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Pay through the nose

Today I got an email from Team Ryan HQ, info@speakerryan.com. Quote:

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Something big is coming.

In the next few days, our team will be making a huge announcement — something you’ll definitely want to know about.

Want to be the first to know? Sign up now.

Of course I signed up. I want to be one of the first to know what the next big thing is  for which Americans will pay through the nose.
Too bad Speaker Paul Ryan and my Congressman, Bill Posey, cannot be more like the indomitable Senator Mike Lee on #FullRepeal and The Laudable Pursuit as a #BetterWay.
After all, true principles of Conservatism implemented consistently are the only way to keep Americans free. 
 
Additional References:
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Sebastian Gorka can #FrameTheDebate

There was a great tweet that Andrew C. McCarthy put out regarding an interview with Sebastian Gorka on PBS. When Andrew recommends something you know it is definitely worth looking into. And wowser was it worth watching. Sebastian Gorka can #FrameTheDebate. 

Additional References:

  1. The Gorka Briefing
  2. iWar: Waging War in the Information Age
  3. SEBASTIAN GORKA: HOW WE DEFEAT THE GLOBAL JIHAD

  4. The Swamp Takes Aim at Seb Gorka 

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Remember what the American people were sold: FULL REPEAL

WHEN will GOP Leadership just go with the flow and have an UP or DOWN VOTE on #FullRepeal?

Or is the GOP Leadership afraid to merely shut up and and simply vote Yes or No on #FullRepeal?

Jim Jordan did a fantastic job on ABC yesterday. He understands how to #FrameTheDebate when it comes to #ObamacareHell.  Jordan understands that:17040848719_b3c71b538c_b

  • Americans have lost their doctors. 
  • Americans are paying penalties for care they cannot afford nor deserve.
  • Americans have outrageous increases in premiums that keep going up.
  • Americans know the ACA is a taxpayer nightmare for generations to come.
  • Americans know they had the best healthcare system in the world long before the Progressives began meddling in and changing the system. 
  • Americans know that Congress has the right to to FULL REPEAL ALL OF THE ACA.
  • Americans know Congress has the power to set the nation back on proper course.

To clarify things for Republican Leadership: 

  1. Americans know Jim Jordan is keeping his promise to fully repeal Obamacare.
  2. Americans support Jim Jordan for his integrity in pressing forward with #FullRepeal.
  3. Americans heartedly commend Jim Jordan for breaking away from weak Republican Leadership.  

And to be sure there is no misunderstanding, Americans are sick and tired of middle-of-the-road–milk toast – mediocre Republicans in the House and Senate. Americans will no longer tolerate your backroom dealings with your front room facades. 

The #BetterWay, the best solution, is to simply vote on One Sentence: Full Repeal First.

Additional Sources: 
  1. Exclusive – Rep. Jim Jordan: The Nine Lies Americans Were Told About Obamacare
  2. Four Questions And Answers About Jonathan Gruber’s Obamacare Lies
  3. Wilson: ‘You lie’ has been vindicated
  4. Joe Wilson Proved Right. Obama Did Lie on Illegal Alien Health Coverage
  5. Top 10 Disasters of Obamacare
  6. New Numbers Confirm Obamacare Is Collapsing

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CPAC 2017: Original Sources

I love to watch CPAC but this year my schedule did not allow me much time for keeping up with everything on this opening day. Thank Heavens for the Internet and YouTube for providing live streaming of the event and especially for all of the organizations that have posted videos.

Deneen Borelli is wonderful, powerful and I know that for a fact because I met her once and watched speak LIVE at a Freedom Works event. Today I thought she was spectacular with this recap and her personal insight:

Jim DeMint, a Consistent Conservative, is someone I have watched for years and I was fortunate enough to have met with him when I lived in Florida. I have learned a lot from watching and listening to Jim and today was no different. Jim understands how, like all of my favorite Consistent Conservative do, to frame a debate.

This segment with Governors discussing Federalism was excellent. I particularly enjoyed Governor Walker with his dollar bill object lesson. 

I heard a small portion of Ted Cruz’s segment with Mark Levin earlier today but I am excited to watch the entire interview now, well, as soon as I finish this post because Ted mentioned #FireBureaucrats and that was music to my ears! 

To learn more about CPAC go to CPAC.org and check out the agenda for the rest of this annual event. 

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Take the Leap

In case you missed it and need a moment of diversion from the mainstream media and the oppositional defiant subversion movement, and before I post more stuff below: 

If you have not yet discovered the National Center for Conservative Studies please take a moment to check out their website and specifically look for the 5000 Year Leap. If you have not yet read it you might consider getting a copy. 

Then there is Hillsdale College that offers free courses as follows: 

  1. History 101: Western Heritage, From the Book of Genesis to John Locke
  2. History 102: American Heritage, From Colonial Settlement to the Reagan Revolution
  3. Constitution 101: The Meaning & History of the Constitution
  4. Constitution 201: The Progressive Rejection of the Founding & the Rise of Bureaucratic Despotism
  5. Introduction to the Constitution: Lecture series by Hillsdale President Larry P. Arnn

Perhaps you will choose to take the leap and learn something from or refresh your memory by clicking on one of the afore mentioned links?  

 

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Living on the Dole is not Welfare

The word welfare, properly defined means faring well as in going or getting along well, succeeding well, doing well. 

Dole, properly defined, means an allotted share, a grant, a handout, a portioned amount therefore living on the dole is not the same as faring well.

Notice I specifically stated Living on the Dole. Again, the keyword being l-i-v-i-n-g on the alloted share-grant-handout-proportioned amount. Yeah, I do not count that as thriving or succeeding or doing well as in self-sufficiency. 

Case in Point: “Fable of the Gullible Gull,” Reader’s Digest, Oct. 1950, p. 32.

“In our friendly neighbor city of St. Augustine great flocks of sea gulls are starving amid plenty. Fishing is still good, but the gulls don’t know how to fish. For generations they have depended on the shrimp fleet to toss them scraps from the nets. Now the fleet has moved. …

“The shrimpers had created a Welfare State for the … sea gulls. The big birds never bothered to learn how to fish for themselves and they never taught their children to fish. Instead they led their little ones to the shrimp nets.

“Now the sea gulls, the fine free birds that almost symbolize liberty itself, are starving to death because they gave in to the ‘something for nothing’ lure! They sacrificed their independence for a handout.

“A lot of people are like that, too. They see nothing wrong in picking delectable scraps from the tax nets of the U.S. Government’s ‘shrimp fleet.’ But what will happen when the Government runs out of goods? What about our children of generations to come?

“Let’s not be gullible gulls. We … must preserve our talents of self-sufficiency, our genius for creating things for ourselves, our sense of thrift and our true love of independence.” 

Thus we see why #FullRepeal and so getting rid of many other addictive government programs is of paramount concern to those who work for what they have.

Today, and every day,  Congress has the Power to stop a nation from living on the dole. Basta. Congress simply needs to stop stalling, stop fretting over low-info voters, and trust the voters who put them into office to #ReclaimAmerica. 

Additional Reading:

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