Saturday, July 13, 2013

"Do You Feel Like A "Twinkie" in a "Ding Dong" World?"


INTRODUCTION
By Marianne Mauti


Honestly, there are days I feel really out of place in this Country ! I feel like a "Twinkie in a Ding Dong World!" How about you? I wasn’t planning to share anything today but a friend of mine posted something from Jeff Foxworthy and I felt a rant coming on, loll!!!!!! So here it is:


                            TODAY'S FEATURE RANT
A Country Founded by Geniuses
 but Run by Idiots
      By Jeff Foxworthy

* If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for entering and remaining in the country illegally — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

* If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

* If you MUST show your identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor, or check out a library book and rent a video, but not to vote for who runs the government — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

* If the government wants to prevent stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds, but gives twenty F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

* If, in the nation’s largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not one 24-ounce soda, because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

* If an 80-year-old woman or a three-year-old girl who is confined to a wheelchair can be strip-searched by the TSA at the airport, but a woman in a burka or a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If a seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher is “cute,” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

* If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government regulation and intrusion, while not working is rewarded with Food Stamps, WIC checks, Medicaid benefits, subsidized housing, and free cell phones — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

*If the government’s plan for getting people back to work is to provide incentives for not working, by granting 99 weeks of unemployment checks, without any requirement to prove that gainful employment was diligently sought, but couldn’t be found — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

* If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big-screen TV, while your neighbor buys iPhones, time shares, a wall-sized do-it-all plasma screen TV and new cars, and the government forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

* If being stripped of your Constitutional right to defend yourself makes you more “safe” according to the government — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

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What a country! How about we give God a reason to continue blessing America!


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I LEAVE YOU WITH THIS:

My youngest son loves comedy and his favorite comedian beside Jeff Foxworthy is, “Tim Hawkins”. He is a Christian man who loves his Country and is not afraid to share his views on stage. His comedy is funny and clean and in it he talks about the absurdity of our culture and government (I’m sure he is on the IRS hit list!)! He sets many of his comedic rants to music using well-known songs from my generation. The title of this week’s blog is a line from one of his songs. I particularly love this song called, “The Government Can”. It is written to the music from the song, “The Candy Man” sung years ago by, Sammy Davis Jr. Here are a few of the lyrics:

THE GOVERNMENT CAN
Lyrics by Tim Hawkins

(The intro: also spoken by Sammy Davis Jr.): Hi everybody, gather around, I ’m here to give you anything you like!Want free college, money, mortgages? Whenever you like?You have come to the right place, whI’ll tell you why…
 Verse 1:
 Who can take your money, with a twinkle in their eye?
Take it all away and give it to some other guy
The government, oh the government can!

Who can tax the sunrise, who can tax the trees?
Let you run a business and collect up all the fees,
The government can cause they mix it up with lies,
And make it all taste good!

The government takes, everything we make,
To pay for their” solutions”
Healthcare, climate change, pollution,
Throw away the Constitution!

Verse 2:
 Who can give a bailout, tell us to behave?
Make the Founding Fathers; roll over in their grave,
The government, oh the government can

The government takes, everything we make,
Their power hungry and malicious,
Their economics are fictitious,
Soon we’ll have to eat the dishes, MMM! Delicious!

Who can be a failure, in so many ways?
And instead of getting fired, HEY!
We will give ourselves a raise, the government can!
Causes they mix it up with lies, and make it all taste good!
And I feel so good, because the government says I should!

AHHHHHH !!!! I think you get my point! There are days I wonder if there any common sense left (I did actually write a blog about that very point), even worse I wonder if they think it matters. I know where most of it stems from, It is a direct result of what is being taught in school, college, the media and by a generation that doesn’t see the need for the moral authority of God. I think I want to take the next few blogs to have an adult conversation (I hope you will give me your comments) on the Cultural Captivity we find our selves in!

If you want to see, "The Government Can" , here you go!!!



Again, I have to tell you, I feel like a “Twinkie” in a “Ding Dong World”!!!!!!!!!!! DO YOU??????? Thats all, I am done with my rant!


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Sincerely,
Marianne Mauti
"Forging Your Faith" Founder and Principle Writer:

Marianne Mauti: Is a Pastor at "Christ the King Church" in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and does Mission's work in the Country of Cambodia. As an ardent student of America's Christian History, it is her desire to use this forum to be a "Voice for Truth" !
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Article Resources:

* The Bible


*Article by Jeff Foxworthy,Comedian

*Song By Tim Hawkins,Christian Comedian and Musician

*Dr. George R. Beninate: Is Bishop of "Christ the King Church" in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. A Doctor of Theology, Biblical Apologist, conference speaker, lecturer and my spiritual father.He is also the Author of several books including,"The Age of Glory", Thank you for your relentless pursuit of truth!


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