my mind

Posted: 11/11/2008 in learning, life

i’m overwhelmed, desperately trying not to worry myself sick and be extremely upset over this. i’m nursing a very fussy babe today. i decided to try to distract myself from being stuck nursing with a mile long to do list. i start clicking around a few of my fav blogs. this is what i found. (exert from spunky’s blog – link below) 

I googled around a little and saw that The Washington Times noticed too. I also found a post from Little Green Footballs that noticed that the education section had been changed and the “requirement” portion edited. The website now has a section titled,America Serves which reads,

The Obama Administration will call on Americans to serve in order to meet the nation’s challenges. President-Elect Obama will expand national service programs like AmeriCorps and Peace Corps and will create a new Classroom Corps to help teachers in underserved schools, as well as a new Health Corps, Clean Energy Corps, and Veterans Corps. Obama will call on citizens of all ages to serve America, by setting a goal that all middle school and high school students do 50 hours of community service a year and by developing a plan so that all college students who conduct 100 hours of community service receive a universal and fully refundable tax credit ensuring that the first $4,000 of their college education is completely free. Obama will encourage retiring Americans to serve by improving programs available for individuals over age 55, while at the same time promoting youth programs such as Youth Build and Head Start.

Is it any wonder that Obama selected the URL “change.gov” for his new website? Obama promised to fundamentally change government. Perhaps he’s hoping we won’t remember exactly what those changes were now that he’s President-elect. Thankfully, there are too many people paying attention.

Over the weekend an Obama spokesman, Valerie Jarrett, told Tom Brokaw, “given the daunting challenges that we face, it’s important that president elect Obama is prepared to really take power and begin to rule day one.

Before day one, can somebody please remind Team Obama that he’s in America where “we the people” rule and the President serves with our consent. They might also want to mention to him slavery was outlawed and no one works without just compensation, including our children.

Change.gov is a catchy URL, but let’s not carry this change mantra too far. After all, there are a were a few moments in our nation’s history when we did do things right.

Brandy has provided some excellent commentary on the same subject in two posts,
Change.gov: The new slavery and Change.gov: Infringements on Liberty. I especially liked this thought, “The Obama transition team deliberately appeals to the American ideal of freedom while undermining it at the same time.”

read more at http://spunkyhomeschool.blogspot.com/

did you know what your vote meant when you voted? i think it means much more than i realized!  

i will continue to pray for obama and his administration… please please do the same! 

this is what i found when i went to change.gov. i clicked “agenda”

The Agenda

President-Elect Obama and Vice President-Elect Biden have developed innovative approaches to challenge the status quo in Washington and to bring about the kind of change America needs.

The Obama Administration has a comprehensive and detailed agenda to carry out its policies. The principal priorities of the Obama Administration include: a plan to revive the economy, to fix our health care, education, and social security systems, to define a clear path to energy independence, to end the war in Iraq responsibly and finish our mission in Afghanistan, and to work with our allies to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, among many other domestic and foreign policy objectives.

i want to know… how! i want to know, how he plans to do all this! why did i get to read his agenda when he was running for this position, but i don’t get to know now?! i really hope it wasn’t because that all changed to. (please know, i am not being sarcastic – i’m being serious here! this is huge and i hope you all woke up from being “hypnotized” and see what is really happening here!)

we need to really pray what we all need to do about this! maybe i need to do more than just sign the petitions that frc and various organizations send me. it makes me feel like i’m doing something, but am i really doing anything to REALLY change what is happening here?! i hate having to step out of my comfort zone and will do anything and everything to fight it. i’m very frustrated! but maybe this is what it is taking to get me to do what is right….

*sigh*

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