New Mayor?

Rumors are swirling that Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover will be resigning soon to take a position in President Elect Obama’s administration. I am not particularly opposed to this idea, not being a big fan of the Mayor’s to begin with. I feel that Glover has abused his power, especially when it comes to money- he bought that SUV with police money, and only returned it when it became a scandal.. and now there is the flap over travel expenses for him and his assistant Seaton. They have spent thousands more on travel this year than was budgeted, and city council members are reporting that personal items were charged to the city’s credit card.

The only problem with Glover leaving would be that, as president of the council, Joe Shyne would be the acting mayor until a special election could be held. If I dislike any council member, it would be this man. It amazes me constantly that the people of Shreveport would condescend to elect a man you was convicted of a felony- pardon or not.

Aside from this, I believe Glover’s resignation would open up an opportunity for Councilman Bryan Wooley to replace Glover as Shreveport’s Mayor. I would glady support him, now, or in the future. And if he won… well my district would need a new council representative. Mrs. Councilwoman… now there’s an idea 😉

Obama Criticism Off Limits Already?

A teacher from Lufkin, TX is on leave pending a disciplinary investigation after being accused of making negative comments about President-elect Barrack Obama. A student told their parent, who told administrators.

There is currently no word on what the comments contained, but one can only assume that it was not on the same level as comments made over the years by Obama associates and friends such as Bill Ayers, And Reverend Wright.

Is it even legal to be fired over voicing criticism of a politician? Wouldn’t the majority of educators have been fired over the past 8 years for bashing George W. Bush? I hope this is not a predeccesor of what is to come in the future under the Obama administration. Last time I checked, we still had freedom of speech…

http://www.ksla.com/Global/story.asp?S=9365921

Have you Forgotten?

On September 11, 2001, President Bush offered these words:
“Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts. The victims were in airplanes or in their offices: secretaries, business men and women, military and federal workers, moms and dads, friends and neighbors. Thousands of lives were suddenly ended by evil, despicable acts of terror. The pictures of airplanes flying into buildings, fires burning, huge structures collapsing, have filed us with disbelief, terrible sadness, and a quiet, unyielding anger. “
 
It was with this quiet and unyielding anger that Congress approved “The War on Terror”. Seven years later, and all I hear is people complaining and protesting this war. What happened to our anger? What happened to wanting justice for the men and women who didn’t know that September 11 would be their last? People decry the loss of American soldiers, yet they seek to render the cause they died for pointless; they want us to give up.
 
President Bush ended his speech with this, “This is a day when all Americans from every walk of life unite in our resolve for justice and peace. America has stood down enemies before, and we will do so now. None of us will ever forget this day, yet we go forward to defend freedom, and all that is good and just in our world.”
 
I look at our country today asking, have you forgotten? …I haven’t. God Bless America

Life…

All men are created equal, endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among them life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Our nation was founded upon this statement, and in the years since its conception, countless men and women have given their lives to protect it. Yet at the same time, every day thousands of innocent children are murdered in abortion clinics around the country, in blatant disregard to this belief we claim to hold dear.

We live in a society that is striving for “equality” and “tolerance” for everyone, but somehow we left out unborn babies. When did we decide that unborn babies were not included in “all men”, and that they were not in fact, “created equal” like the rest of us? What happened to their “inalienable rights”, and why are they not given the chance for “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”?

We champion many causes in America: ridding Africa of AIDS, freeing women from the opressiveness of Islam in the Middle East, and even trying to secure human rights for animals: how is it that we are forgetting the plight of human children whose rights are being ignored in our own country? When will America wake up and remember the premise upon which our great nation was founded upon, and once again recognize the rights of the innocent? I pray it is soon.

Wedding Bells!

So my fiancee finally called our church about getting married, setting the ball rolling for our wedding in 8 months! I am getting really excited! To me marriage is a lifelong commitment, and to illustrate that, my fiancee and I have decided to get a covenant marriage.

The covenant marriage has been around in Louisiana since 1997, and basically what it does, is eliminate the no-fault divorce. It re enforces the ides that marriage is supposed to be forever, regardless of how hard it may get down the road. The only way a couple in a covenant marriage can get a divorce is if one of them committs adultery, is abusive, or completely abandons the other for a period of more than one year. it also legally binds the couple into receiving marriage counseling both before the wedding, and afterwards in the event of marital problems.

Covenant marriage is everything that marriage was intended to be originally- a lifelong promise to love, honor, and cherish one another in good times and bad. I am looking forward to making that promise this summer in front of my family, friends, and most importantly God.

Jindal 2012?

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Everyone it seems is talking about our Governor! We know he’s amazing of course, but now the rest of the nation is starting to take notice of Bobby Jindal! Rumors are already abounding of a possible Presidential run for Bobby in 2012, and I could not be more excited about the possibility! He has done soo much for Louisiana in such a short time: he passed extensive ethics reforms, completely revamped our hurricane procedures, and much, much more! But could he be ready to take his influence to the national stage? Some pundits think so, and cite his upcoming visit to New Hampshire, an early primary state, as a possible indicator of his run. With conservatives across the nation looking for a new leader to emerge, it is my humble opinion that Governor Jindal is just the man for the job. His youthfulness rivals Obama, he is a captivating speaker, and most importantly he is a Reagan conservative! Bobby is the perfect person to revamp the Republican party, and help us come back strong in 2012.

Like I said in my last post, the fight is just starting, and with a man like Jindal at the helm our nation has a fighting chance of coming back from what is sure to be a disastrous 4 years. Jindal is a true fighter and a true conservative- I wholeheartedly support the idea of him running in 4 years. Its never too early to think of the future, and the time is now to take steps to protect that future for my generation, and generations to come.

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The Fight Has Just Begun…

Sean Hannity November 5, 2008

I was much encouraged by the post-election Sean Hannity Show. I especially enjoyed the new intro… listen to the first 2:38 or so!

So I just wanted to remind everyone that the fight for American values is not over, rather it has just begun. We can not give up hope, we must stand together stronger than ever. All that is required for evil to prosper is for good men (and women) to do nothing. So do something! Keep your voice, shares your values, stand up for what is right, no matter how hard it gets.

On a secondary note whether we like it or not Obama is going to be our next president… let’s remember the last 4 years of “Bush Bashing” and be more respectful than liberals were to Bush. We owe Obama a certain amount of respect, and support. Of course I don’t expect any of us to go against our morals or personal beliefs just because he says so, but we need to come together as a country more than ever with this man as president. Things are only going to get harder with him in charge… so let’s stand together!

So in support of Sean Hannity, I am renaming this blog CONSERVATISM IN EXILE!!!!