ELECTION DAY BULLETIN!

                                       –ELECTION DAY BULLETIN-

TODAY, JULY 31ST IS PRIMARY ELECTION DAY IN SOME STATES! FIRST, PRAY! THEN PRAY SOME MORE! THEN VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!

OUR FIRST WEEK, AN EXCELLENT SPIRIT POSTED A STORY BY OUR YOUNG (21) CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AND TECHNICAL EDITOR, BLAKE SANDERS. HERE IT IS AGAIN ON ELECTION DAY. READ IT, “FOR A (YOUNG MAN) CHILD SHALL LEAD THEM.” THEN VOTE!!!

                                       Faith Without Votes is Dead

Posted on July 10, 2012 by Blake Sanders

If you were to ask almost any Christian in the United States of America what this country lacked you would most likely get an answer including one of the following words: reformation, awakening, or spiritual transformation. These words can apply to many areas including reformation in the church, revitalization of our schools, or the spiritual transformation of the culture.

Pre-eminent among the areas in which most Christians are looking for “change” is our politics. The common view is that the policies the government makes and the law-makers who pass those policies are corrupt, failing, and leading this nation into an uncertain fate. Unlike the other areas for which we intercede, government is the only one that can be changed by a democratic process. In fact, politics and government dictate major portions of every area, including culture.

According to David Barton, of Wallbuildersonly 44% of the 83 million Christians in the United States vote. 66% of those Americans who claim to be Christians do not vote on a regular bases. These are the same Christians who preach about turning our nation back to God. They are the same ones who gripe and complain or, to use a  more biblical term, murmur, about taxes, education and a country that is wandering away from its founding principles.

It amazes me the length to which the church will go to strategize their marches, vigils, and prayer meetings while not participating on election day. Despite the Word of God for the Church to be “light and salt”, the simple task of voting is somehow not a part of our plan to reclaim our nation. Do we think that the laws are just going change because we think they should? Are we so naive as to believe that our politicians, who have been doing to same things for years and years, will suddenly change their ways? Perhaps, by some act of providence, the ink on our ineffective and often detrimental programs and statutes will miraculously result in a healthy, functioning governmental system.

While these questions are sarcastic and perhaps ridiculous, do not these attitudes and actions of Christians lead only to these precise results? Our Lord is more than capable of remedying all these ungodly consequences, by Himself. But that is not how our God works. He never does anything without revealing Himself to His people through His Word.  He has chosen to establish His Kingdom on earth and in this nation through the actions of men.

Proverbs 29:2 says “When the righteous rule the people rejoice, but when a wicked man rules, the people groan”. The people are most certainly groaning today in America.  Why when we have been blessed by God to be in a place where we can vote and elect the righteous?

Truth be told, the blame for the state of our nation and the policies of our government rests on our shoulders. And while those whom we send to represent us may have made bad decisions and are to blame for much of our troubles, the United States remains a government of, for and by the People. Those who govern do so by our consent. They derive their power from us. It is only by our continued neglect and ignorance that they continue to operate as they do.

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Tomorrow’s The Day! Support Chick-Fil-A!

An Excellent Spirit supports Chick-Fil-A!  We posted on it three times. This post from WallBuilders and David Barton says it all and tells us where to go:

From WallBuilders:

 From time to time, WallBuilders likes to make you aware of special events and opportunities. Mike Huckabee has properly suggested a “Day of Appreciation” to show support for the Chick-Fil-A’s stand for Biblical values and traditional marriage. Recently, their CEO Dan Cathy reaffirmed his commitment to these Biblical principles, but for taking these positions, both liberal and pro-gay groups have targeted Chick-Fil-A for boycotts and protests.

So, the goal of this day of appreciation is simple: we want to show our appreciation and support for businesses such as Chick-Fil-A that stand for Godly values and principles. In this case, this support is not through words or protests but simply by showing up and eating at Chick-Fil-A.

This Wednesday has been designated as a day to show appreciation to Chick-Fil-A, so please join us in making your voice heard in this affirming manner. Remember:

What: Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day
When: Wednesday, August 1st
Where: At a Chick-Fil-A near you
Why: Support a company that openly embraces and operates on Biblical principles

Please note: Chick-Fil-A is in no way organizing or promoting this event.

 

 

You Won’t Believe This! A Solution That Might Work!

This article from Human Events proposes the one thing most Americans want: solutions to the mess the Economy is in. And it does it simply!  It is called “5 Ways to Get America Working Again” An Excellent Spirit believes that if the People can just get our representatives in Washington on board with something like this, we can get our stagnant economy going again and there will be jobs for all who want them. Here is a synopsis of the article: (Link)

1. Deal with our country spending more than we take in and deal with the huge National Debt. “We can start seriously talking about the debt crisis, allowing the American people to regain some of the confidence they’ve lost in their government.”

2. Simplify the tax code. There are many tax reforms being proposed. Some may work. Some may not. The US Tax Code is anti-business, anti-people and pro-Lobbyists and special interests. (Link)  (Link)

3. The “best stimulus” for an anemic economy: Cheap Energy! An Excellent Spirit has said, repeatedly, that our government is anti any kind of energy but “green energy”. And “green energy” is not cheap. Further, it is unproven and unnecessary! See three of our posts on our government’s terrible record: (Link Link Link)

4. No more easy money. An Excellent Spirit has often quoted Professor Thomas Sowell. The Human Events article says, “As economist and scholar Thomas Sowell says, “in the old-time Keynesian economic religion will always say that the only reason creating more money hasn’t worked is because there has not yet been enough money created.” Enough said….

5. Repeal — then replace Obamacare! An Excellent Spirit has said so much about the dire necessity of repeal of Obamacare, we need say no more here. The Human Events article makes the point that repeal is step one. Step two is a viable alternative that addresses the People’s health care insurance needs in this area. “Health care in America, despite all you hear, still offers us citizens one of the most efficient and highest quality systems in the world. But it’s expensive, and it’s only getting worse.” America needs “a comprehensive free-market plan that will create more competition, more choices and lower costs.”

Simple, but not easy. It can only be done if the People do it! Congress may not. The Supreme Court will not. It is up to we, the People!  More to come.

 

 

From Under God Indivisible

The recent Under God Indivisible Leadership Conference in Dallas had dozens of speakers. Those who attended and those who watched on Daystar TV heard Pastor Jim Garlow recount some little known legislative history. He was truly informative:

On July 6, 1974, then US Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Baines Johnson, fresh from a contentious re-election campaign in which he was opposed by several Texas businessmen who had tax-exempt corporations (501 C-3), took his revenge on them and, it turns out, on the entire Body of Christ!

The Johnson Amendment to the US Tax Code was passed on a voice vote, without any consideration of its real meaning or impact. It became the first shot of the government’s restriction of Pastors and churches from speaking up about political or social issues. Based on this impulsive, revengeful action by a Washington “strongman”, a whole culture of “separation of church and state” has grown. The result is today’s economic, financial and cultural mess.

Dr. Garlow is one of those doing something about it. Go to Link http://www.jimgarlow.com/ Pulpit Freedom Day is just a start, but a good one. Go to Alliance Defending Freedom (formerly Alliance Defense Fund) (Link)

God’s people are taking America back! One day, one initiative at a time. We are Under God! Indivisible!

 

One for the Good Guys!

An Excellent Spirit is overjoyed to report that Alliance Defending Freedom (alliancedefendingfreedom.org) won a major victory in Federal Court! An Excellent Spirit today spoke with an old comrade in arms, Joe Infranco, a senior VP at ADF. It is the first case successfully challenging the Obamacare mandate that requires religious organizations and businesses to provide and pay for services that violate their faith.          Joe was the managing partner at the law firm I was part of in the 90’s after we, together with the Excellent Wife and Son, left the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) and moved to Long Island. ADF’s win of injunctive relief in the Colorado lawsuit they brought is a big deal! (Link and Link)

Way to go (ADF) Joe!

Repeal Obamacare 3

An Excellent Spirit promised to tell our readers the truth. We have steadfastly supported the repeal of Obamacare!  Here are more reasons. An Excellent Spirit cannot remember a worse, more burdensome law in all our history.

The problem is that too few Americans know of the impending disaster that Obamacare  will usher into the lives of all Americans. Americans were told the Affordable Health Care Act would make life better. It has not. It will not. It cannot. Who ever heard of a government anything being affordable? Making life better will not come from more taxation and regulation. It can only come from More Freedom!

The tax burden of Obamacare on the average American family is staggering!  (Link)

America also has never been told, even in the government’s “revised estimate” of the cost of this penurious law, about the “opportunity costs, the lost innovation and productivity due to a monopoly that imposes one of many alternatives”. What will America lose in healthcare innovation and productivity due to “the heavy-handed, depressing effect of Obamacare’s 2,700 pages of confusing rules and regulations?” The quote is from Gopusa.com                                Read the whole thing.(Link)

Finally, An Excellent Spirit went to MyGovCost.org and tapped data that the Americans for Tax Reform advocacy group has put together detailing the full list of ObamaCare’s tax hikes. Look at the following table, where they have identified the tax hikes that are projected to add at least $100 million per year to the U.S. Treasury’s coffers once they go into effect. Read it all at (Link)

There are more good reasons to Repeal Obamacare. An Excellent Spirit will continue to bring them to our readers in the weeks ahead. God bless America. God save Americans from Obamacare!

 

Under God Indivisible

Here is a great quote from one of the speakers at Under God Indivisible. From conference organizer and host, James Robison of Life Today Ministries:

“Our hope is not in any party or candidate. Our hope is in God! “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” 

Let us arise America and take the United States of America back! To God!

 

Re-Reprise: The Great Real Estate Meltdown

An Excellent Spirit has told our readers much about the “great real estate meltdown.” These two articles will give you more information. This, on the dream of most Americans to own their own houses, from MoneyNews (Link) and this video, from Brietbart.com that does not offer “good news” to any of the People. (Link) The damage to Americans is staggering; it goes on and gets worse daily, so we re-reprise our original post here for those who have not read it:

                            -The Great Real Estate Meltdown-

Since 2007, the United States has been in the midst of the greatest real estate meltdown in our history. No homeowner, builder, banker or person is immune.

Professor Thomas Sowell, in his 2009 book, The Housing Boom and Bust (Basic Books), sets forth a compelling analysis of the causes and effects in a scholarly, but cogent manner. An Excellent Spirit recommends it to those seeking a greater understanding about what has happened and for those who want some clue as to what their options are.

On this same subject, Roger Simon writes in Jewish World Reviewthat:

“Since house prices peaked in 2006,’ the Times said, ‘the loss of home equity per homeowner comes to $122,000. Most of the loss — $85,000 — is due to falling home prices. And the average home equity per homeowner, adjusted to today’s dollars, has fallen to a level not seen since 1968.’

Total loss to all homeowners since 2006: $7.4 trillion. That is real money lost by we, the People. For some of us, it was our retirement. For many others, it was college education for our children. For everyone, the meltdown is a tragedy. It is equally true that government, bankers and those who are supposed to protect us, failed to do so. Badly. The cost to we, the People is astonishing.

Read the whole thing. It may be that you cannot afford not to do so. We know, we used a “double negative”. That is not as bad as what we are going through: a triple whammy!



Under God: Indivisible Leadership Conference

Friday, at High Point Church in Arlington, Texas, over 5000 leaders, speakers and just plain folks gathered for an afternoon and an evening that was stunning in its anointing and too long coming. An Excellent Spirit was there. The Excellent Wife was there.

Yesterday, we told you that James Robison (www.lifetoday.org) and David Barton (http://www.wallbuilders.com)were the sponsors and hosts of the Under God:Indivisible Leadership Conference. (Link)

Those who attended or watched on Daystar heard over 30 speakers, men and women who, in their day jobs, speak to millions of the People in God’s Body, everyday. Those who spoke were preachers, prophets, prayer warriors and leaders of ministries, business and “watchmen and women”. They lead by giving their lives, desperately trying to do for the People what the People must do for themselves. To a man and woman their message to America can be summed up:

TAKE AMERICA BACK! TO GOD! TO SANITY AND TO RIGHTEOUSNESS! 

Those who in attendance were blessed, inspired, convicted and entertained royally by Phillips, Craig & Dean. Those who could not get in the jam-packed church can watch a replay on Daystar TV. A big hat tip to Marcus and Joni Lamb of Daystar. Their cameras and technicians were there the whole day so all the People can see and hear what God’s men and women are saying to the Body of Christ. Go there and watch for yourself

After America was founded, in our infancy, Thomas Jefferson wrote  James Monroe, another of our Founders:

In the next few days, An Excellent Spirit will do our best to report some of the best from  Under God Indivisible. The title was taken from our Pledge of Allegiance, “One Nation Under God, Indivisible, With Liberty and Justice for All”. This conference was a long time coming. An Excellent Spirit prays there will be more such meetings. America needs Under God:Indivisible-every week! Under God:Indivisible is a big deal. To the American people and to God!

More “God Stuff” from Godfather Politics

An Excellent Spirit recommends the following Godfather Politics articles. They are both entertaining and informative. First on Chick-Fil-A: a call to patronize the businesses that the “fascists” of the left dislike: (Link) Then, there is this one on how “Ignorance of Economics and Envy Are Destroying America”. Read more 

Happy Sunday, the Father God’s Day!


Chick-Fil-A Day

An Excellent Spirit was one of the first to report on the Chick-Fil-A kerfuffle: Chick-Fil-A, Thumbs Up!   Link: http://www.anexcellentspirit.com/2012/07/20/chick-fil-a-thumbs-up/#.UBQy2I5BTgU

Since then, it seems that everyone has talked about it. That is good. An Excellent Spirit reprised our first Chick-Fil-A post, here. (Link) America should discus, debate and be passionate about these issues. Our country depends on it, and on us!

That is why in addition to what we have posted, An Excellent Spirit will go to our local Chick-Fil –A on August 1st. That is this Wednesday.  See you there! The left has called for a boycott of this business that dared speak to America’s conscience. That is their right! Likewise, We, the People, the Body of Christ, can show up and be counted! (Link). We also recommend you read this from Mike Huckabee, calling Christians to show up and be counted. (Link) That is our right!

To honor the courage of Chick-Fil-A, we remember that “decisions are made by those who show up”! An Excellent Spirit will see you and millions of like minded folks at Chick-Fil-A Wednesday!

 

Jobs? Excess Regulation? One Man In Congress Gets It!

Why are there no jobs? Why is the economy stalled? Why are business leaders and some in Washington talking doubt excessive government regulations killing business and the economy? What is going on?  

A few days ago, Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Kelly spoke on the House floor and was cheered. An Excellent Spirit is encouraged. At at least one member of Congress gets it!  Hopefully, some of the cheers and chants of “USA, USA, USA!” were from other members of Congress from both sides of the aisle. That would be a start. Watch it here. (Link)

 

Under God Indivisible

An Excellent Spirit attended the Under God Indivisible  Conference at High Point Church in Arlington, Texas today. The Excellent Wife joined at least 5,000 other believers seeeking God’s mercy and grace for America. The meeting was hosted by James Robison of Life Today and David Barton of Wallbuilders. We all were blessed to hear over two dozen Christian leaders speak on America in Crises. Some of those speaking at the two sessions were Glenn Beck, Pastor Robert Morris, Bishop Harry Jackson, Samuel Rodriquez, Tony Perkins and Ralph Reed. We will publish a complete list of speakers tomorrow, as the hour is late.

An Excellent Spirit was inspiried by this wonderful gathering of the people of God in search for inspiration and information from a host of leaders speaking God’s wisdom. Phillips, Craig and Dean led inspired worship and an anointed, inspired time was had by all God’s children. God bless James Robison, David Barton, Robert Morris and all the inspirational speakers. God bless His people, who are called by His Name. God bless America!

 
Cartoon from: Nashville Tea Party

Is the War On Terror Over?

The US State Department recently trumpeted that the “war on terror is over!” Really?

Not so much, it appears. The Jewish World Review had this article on May 3, 2012 by Clifford D. May that would indicate otherwise.

Mr. May says: “Osama bin Laden sleeps with the fishes and many of his lieutenants have learned the hard way how accurate American-made unmanned aerial vehicles can be. But as Rand Corporation scholar Seth Jones recently noted, with “a handful of regimes teetering from the Arab Spring, al-Qaeda is pushing into the vacuum and riding a resurgent wave as its affiliates engage in a violent campaign of attacks across the Middle East and North Africa. . . . Al-Qaeda is regrouping.”

“An unnamed senior State Department official told National Journal’s Michael Hirsh that “the War on Terror is over.” He (or she?) elaborated: “Now that we have killed most of al-Qaeda, . . . people who once might have gone into al-Qaeda see an opportunity for a legitimate Islamism.” Emphasis mine.

May correctly informs that “legitimate Islamism,” implies the Muslim Brotherhood, among other suspect organizations.

Andrew C. McCarthy recounts in “The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America”

“American Muslim Brothers meeting in Philadelphia in 1991 produced an internal memorandum candidly proclaiming their mission: “eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house.” 

Should our State Department really be calling this “legitimate Islamism” — and should the People really be comfortable with this concept at all?

Perhaps our government is telling us that the war on terror is over because it has gone to the dogs? (Link)

Brietbart.com, Bid Peace weighs in here.  Few Americans believe that the Islamic “war” is over. Since September 11, 2001, there has been little to no evidence of that, no matter how our government tries to sell it. “If wishes were horses, beggars would ride” goes an old Irish proverb. America is not a nation of beggars and we do not wish for what we know not to be true.

Godfatherpolitics.com

Despite the name, Godfather Politics articles like this one reveal that it , is a Christian blog site that merits our attention. 

An Excellent Spirit recommends that those interested in a Christian take on the issues of the day sign up to receive email updates on a regular basis. For instance

Then it’s a simple matter of looking at the posts before deciding if you want to read them. The articles linked to above are a good example of this unique take on current events from a surprisingly spiritual point of view. Godfather Politics gives surprisingly straight information and commentary.

Reprise: The Real Estate Melt Down

An Excellent Spirit ran this article in our first week. Given that the problem is so great and we have more information, like this: here and here we thought we should reprise the post here. We will keep our readers updated on this crises that affects every American family.

 -Reprise- 

Since 2007, the United States has been in the midst of the greatest real estate meltdown in our history. No homeowner, builder, banker or person is immune.

Professor Thomas Sowell, in his 2009 book, The Housing Boom and Bust (Basic Books), sets forth a compelling analysis of the causes and effects in a scholarly, but cogent manner. An Excellent Spirit recommends it to those seeking a greater understanding about what has happened and for those who want some clue as to what their options are.

On this same subject, Roger Simon writes in Jewish World Reviewthat:

“Since house prices peaked in 2006,’ the Times said, ‘the loss of home equity per homeowner comes to $122,000. Most of the loss — $85,000 — is due to falling home prices. And the average home equity per homeowner, adjusted to today’s dollars, has fallen to a level not seen since 1968.’

Total loss to all homeowners since 2006: $7.4 trillion. That is real money lost by we, the People. For some of us, it was our retirement. For many others, it was college education for our children. For everyone, the meltdown is a tragedy. It is equally true that government, bankers and those who are supposed to protect us, failed to do so. Badly. The cost to we, the People is astonishing.

Read the whole thing. It may be that you cannot afford not to do so. We know, we used a “double negative”. That is not as bad as what we are going through: a triple whammy!


Voter Fraud: Coming to Your State?

An Excellent Spirit asks, how can an unregistered person, who, by explicit state law is barred from voting, vote in an election? It happened in Virginia. Read the whole thing. If we are not careful, it will happen all over, in November.

There is much that has been written on voter fraud. American Thinker had a good article last year. Everyone should remember ACORN (Herehere and here).  True the Vote, has been in the forefront of prevention of voter fraud (www.truethevote.org). Here is a plea they sent about ACORN in 2011. ACORN whistleblower Anita Moncrief  has been a thorn in the side of those who would do  America in with voter fraud. Between Ms. Moncrief and Brietbart’s Jim O’Keefe we have a veritable smorgasbord of voter fraud, ACORN and the left’s plans for the 2012 Election. (Link)

Recently, Ms. Moncrief delivered a powerful speech at a True the Vote rally in Houston on the same day that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder came to Houston to deny there was anything like voter fraud. PJ Media has been able to obtain and publish her speechMs. Moncrief certainly does not look like a whistleblower. We, the People owe Anita Moncrief a great deal. God bless her!

To learn more about this chilling subject, go to Discover the Networks. Their profile of Project Vote should send chills up your spine.  It is long, but extensive. A veritable tour de force on voter fraud, ACORN, the Cloward-Piven Strategy and more. Also take a look at this.

Take your time and read every bit of it. If we, the People do not know what we are truly up against, how can we expect things to get better? The only way America can survive is to have fair elections that are fraud free! If our elections are tainted or unregistered and even dead people vote, we have gone far down the path to destruction.  TRUE THE VOTE!