Tom’s Sunday Sermon – 1-4-14

As the 70’s tv show, Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In gag would go: “Due to technical difficulties, Laugh-In will now continue.”

It may be a Wednesday Prayer Meeting session, but Tom’s Sunday Sermon is here for all to enjoy.

Happy New Year!

John Boehner has been Speaker of the House since a Conservative Tea Party wave in 2010 swept Republicans to the majority.  The House will vote Tuesday to see who will be Speaker for this session.  A recent poll shows 60% of voters who voted for the GOP in the mid-terms would like to see someone other than Mr Boehner be the Speaker.
Congressman Louis Gohmert (R-TX) is one of my favorite Conservatives and there ain’t nothing squishy about Louie. He can lead. Today, Louie threw his hat in the ring for Speaker.
The country has tired of big government … and we have SO much momentum to turn this great country in a new direction..  The mid-term elections was a statement to stop our President’s liberal agenda. But we need our Leadership to Lead.
If you favor a new leader for Speaker, would you consider writing your Congressman and let them know your thoughts?   Believe me, they hear you.
Here’s a link to contact your Congressman. Just type in your zip code and you’re on your way.  Thanks!
Why I Will Not Vote for John Boehner” — by Congressman (R-OK) Jim Bridenstine
The day after Republicans won the largest majority in the House of Representatives in almost 100 years and won a significant majority in the Senate, our liberal activist president claimed to hear the voices of all the people who didn’t vote. It was another example of stunning obstinacy from this president.
 
It seemed Democrats were melting down, Republicans were unified, and all we had to do was buy enough time to get our Republican reinforcements to Washington in January.
 
Like President Obama, Speaker John Boehner must have heard voices that didn’t vote.
 
Together, they crafted the CR/omnibus, a $1.1 trillion spending bill that funded the government for 10 months and blocked our newest elected Republicans from advancing conservative policy and delivering on campaign promises. With this vote, Republicans gave away the best tool available to rein in our liberal activist president: the power of the purse. The power of the purse is Congress’ constitutional strength.
 
For the next 10 months, the CR/omnibus will fulfill Obama’s ambition of creating an even larger constituency of dependence on Obamacare. The president’s goal has always been to create as much dependency as possible before enforcing the destructive employer mandate. The CR/omnibus hands the liberals that victory. This is unconscionable after watching the campaign rhetoric that won such decisive victories for the GOP.
 
Department of Homeland Security appropriations expire in February, when Republicans will supposedly fight to defund the illegal amnesty plan created by the president. Does anybody believe that Obama is concerned about Republicans not funding DHS? Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have already sued the administration for not allowing them to enforce the law.
 
The Constitution requires the president to faithfully execute the laws of the United States. He has refused to enforce the laws on border security. Obamacare, illicit drugs and the release of detained terrorists. His activism in his last two years has accelerated to include executive amnesty, initiating international climate deals without a treaty, and establishing an embassy in Cuba without consulting Congress. When our Constitution is under assault and House Republicans give away our constitutional power of the purse, they share the guilt of abandoning our founding principles.
 
The CR/omnibus legislation sufficiently undermines the checks and balances enshrined in the Constitution that it warrants my pending vote against the speaker. John Boehner went too far when he teamed w Obama to advance the legislation. He relinquished the power of the purse, and with it he lost my vote.
News. notes and whatever:
  • Florida has passed New York as the 3rd most populated state.
  • NY Post — “arrests in the city dropped 66% this week immediately following the deaths of the two slain NYPD officers. Traffic tickets and summonses for minor offense plummeted 94%. The NY Post also reported that police union leaders ordered their members to include two units to every call they received, no matter how minor.”
Alex Karras — “Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in the muscles.”
See ya next week.
Lower spending, lower taxes, minimum regulation – and get government out of our lives. The Conservative ticket. Spread the word. Send ’em a Sermon!

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