A Spiritual Perspective on Politics

A Spiritual Perspective on Politics

The current financial and political situation has been coming for awhile. Our system of control of power and money benefits those who are already rich and powerful. The people in our country and other consumer based nations have been living their lives based on an illusion. Assuming their basic needs are more than being met, the people strive to make more and more money to purchase more and more things. When they have what they want, they are relatively content. The truth is, too much value has been placed on maintaining personal lifestyle and too little value has been placed on the greater good of everyone. What could we do to help improve the lives of others if all the money being spent on military endeavors and projects that make corporations richer went into feeding the hungry, treating the sick, and helping people make positive shifts in their lives? What if everyone decided to be content and grateful for their blessings and changed their consumerist ways? What if citizens in our communities started sharing with and helping each other? Yes we are individuals, but we are also interconnected energetically to all other energy. The current societal focus seems to be on separation, separation from each other and separation from our collective creation energy. Our society values individualism more than community as evidenced in the every person for themselves attitude. Where is the balance? From a spiritual perspective, the energy flows triangularly and is interconnected. Being in balance means balancing your personal energetic flow, self to Self, self to others and self to The Loving Universe.

This may be too simple an approach, but we are spiritual beings in physical form. It is time for more attention to move towards individual and collective spirituality. This is a major change. It means choosing love over fear. Too many people are living in fear, fear of the future, fear they will lose their financial security. Fear energy builds on itself. It is

Who Are the Smartest People in the United States?

Who Are the Smartest People in the United States?

The first name that usually comes to mind is Albert Einstein who had an IQ of 160, an IQ that is shared by Bill Gates, Ben Franklin, and Quinton Tarantino. High IQ’s seem to be necessary to play chess at an international level as evidenced by Bobby Fischer 187, Garry Kasparov, 190 and Judith Polgar 170.

You would expect to find some of our smartest people as our government leaders. Higher intelligence is a measure of a person’s ability to process information and come to sound conclusions from which to make decisions. This is certainly a skill that you would hope would be possessed by the President of the United States. Yet in the U.S. we don’t make intelligence criteria for choosing our leaders as evidenced by our recent Presidents. George W. Bush has an IQ of 125, Bill Clinton 137, George H. Bush 98, and Ronald Regan 105. We know Patton Manning is the best quarterback in the United States and Tiger Woods is the best golfer. We regularly search for the Biggest Looser, the American Idol, and the Most Eligible Bachelor, why aren’t we searching for the smartest people in the United States and considering them as the leaders of our country and our corporations. Maybe if we had made it a requirement of assuming a position of leadership we wouldn’t be in the position that we find ourselves.

There’s a website that is offering a free IQ test and then assigning each participant a SUS score. They then rank each score so that participants can see where they rank among all other participants. The goal of the site is to get everyone in the United States a SUS score. If each of the Presidential candidates in this past election had been required to share their SUS score would we have made the decision that we did? If the CEO’s of our largest banks and securities companies had been required to share their SUS score would their stock holders have allowed them to remain stewards of our money?

Our country has fallen on hard economic times as a result of the

Republican Beliefs

Republican Beliefs

When it comes to the political parties throughout the world you may know by know that there are a lot of different political parties. The two biggest political parties to be found in the United States of America is the Republican and the Democrats. The Democratic Party is known for being the biggest political party but the Republican Party closely follows this. If you are looking for information on the Republican Party then you should continue reading this article because this article will be telling you about the Republican Beliefs.

As any party, many different individuals throughout the United States of America talk about the Republican Party. Many individuals will say bad things about the Republicans but then there are those individuals who are Republican and will only say good things about the Republican Party. Perhaps this is because the Republican Party really does have good beliefs?

So really what does the Republican Party believe in? One thing we know for sure is that the Republican Party believes that the strength of the nation is within the individual. We must say that this is a pretty popular saying when it comes to the Republican Party so chances are you have heard them say it a number of different times. The Republican Party will also tell you that they believe everyone is created equal and no one should be treated differently. The Republican Party believes that everyone should have equal rights, equal opportunity and even equal justice.

You should not treat someone different because of his or her age, race, color, gender, religious beliefs or anything else. Throughout the History of the United States of America the Republican Party has supported a number of different things such as the abolition of slavery. The Republican Party has also supported the freedom of speech rights along with the women’s suffrage. Have you ever wondered who proposed the 14th Amendment? It was the Republicans who proposed the 14th Amendment and as you

Jay Sekulow emphasize on Religious Freedom and Constitutional Rights

Jay Sekulow emphasize on Religious Freedom and Constitutional Rights

There is evidence that the following of a religion even in the historical era differentiates people and country from one another. We, as humans, adhere to specific sets of rules and guidelines formed by the prophets of a religion. People offer prayers to align their deeds for a good cause. The citizens of every nation are imbued with the constitutional right to speak and preach their religion without any restriction and discrimination. One humble leader, who dedicated all his efforts in defending such rights is Jay Sekulow.

On September 11, 2001, hundreds of Americans & Non-Americans lost their lives and or the lives of their loved ones in a heinous act of terrorism that shattered The United States of America. According to the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) and Mr. Sekulow, this day will also be known as a time when every American stood together, unified and resilient for their losses. Thousands of people gather every year at Ground Zero to offer prayers of peace and solace for the souls of their loved ones.

Jay Sekulow, in respect to constitutional freedom and religious liberty, has argued several cases and the most important was that of the school students who wanted to have a Bible club in their school. In The Supreme Court, he handled and defended the case resulting in successful grant of permission to form a club. Mr. Sekulow and ACLJ were well aware of the issues related to religious freedom in Europe that can also adversely affect the United States to some extent. To protect and safeguard the interest of the people, they established their office in France as the European Court of Human Rights in order to resolve the cases of people in Europe immediately.

Jay Sekulow knows that a way to thrust aside the differences and discrimination prevailing in this society is by educating people about their

Kentucky Voters Should Matter!

Kentucky Voters Should Matter!

There was a time in the not so distant past when Kentucky was a bellwether state in Presidential elections. Its ideologically heterogeneous constituency selected the winner in every Presidential election between 1964 and 2004. Kentucky voters were receptive to Southern Democrats Lyndon B. Johnson, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton. However, when a Southern Democrat did not top the ticket, Kentuckians voted Republican.

Kentucky has seen its share of electoral thrillers, like in 1952, when Dwight D. Eisenhower edged out Democrat Adlai Stevenson by just 700 votes in the state, and in 1992, when Bill Clinton eked out a victory by less than 1%. The state was so important that Bill Clinton made an appearance the night before the election in Lexington, Kentucky.

Since then, the Blue Grass state has shifted to the Republican Party in Presidential elections, and because of this is no longer seriously contested. Presidential candidates see no reason to visit to the state, choosing instead to spend the preponderance of their time in just 15 showdown states. Kentuckians are relegated to the electoral sidelines, watching on television as Presidential candidates cultivate support in swing states.

Adding insult to injury, Kentuckians can look over the Brent Spence Bridge to an electoral wonderland, arguably the most hotly contested state in the union, Ohio. No Republican has ever won the Presidency without carrying the Buckeye State. In 2004, John Kerry would have been elected President had less than 60,000 votes in Ohio switched. Barack Obama has already visited Ohio more than 20 times since becoming President. Ohio voters are treated like kings, while Kentucky voters are treated as serfs. Kentucky political parties will likely abandon any effort to wage an electoral effort in Kentucky. Instead, they will transport volunteers over the border to solidify support in Ohio.

Fortunately, there is a way to make every vote in Kentucky commensurate with

Neo Cons, Libertarians, and Liberals – Will They Ever Get Along?

Neo Cons, Libertarians, and Liberals – Will They Ever Get Along?

We all live in the United States, some 330 Million of us, and it is amazing how many things we agree on and how many things we do not. For instance we all agree on freedom and liberty, although often define it slightly differently and we all seem to disagree on politics often enough. Indeed, we all have business associates, friends, neighbors, or co-workers which disagree with us on political points of contention. Not long ago, an acquaintance of mine made a very interesting comment;

“Most of my Republican friends couldn’t and still don’t know what ‘Neoconservative’ signifies or how it differs from a true ‘conservative’ stance.”

Okay, so what would you say to someone who told you that your entire view rests on the definition of slanderous labels applied by the left, which the media picked up on and it appeared to have stuck. I am personally for small government, freedom, liberty, low taxes, privacy, the right to own a gun and therefore one could say I’m a libertarian and probably more of a “liberal” in the strict definition of the word used first by our founding fathers, and is found in the Oxford dictionary.

Today, the word “liberal” is used as a slanderous term by the right against the left. Still, such remarks have no basis because that’s not what the word liberal means. And most of the Democrats today are socialists, or are going along with a socialist agenda, and so they are about as far from the founding fathers ideals as a “liberal” could possibly be possible.

Likewise, the word “Neo-con” applied to conservatives is complete nonsense, although that’s how it is used by the left as hate speech against the right. Ronald Reagan Republicans do not consider themselves NeoCons, and yet, the term is used as a blanket statement against them.

It’s hard to say if all these different political views can ever get along, as each side is busy labeling the other, and picking political enemies to strengthen their own side; kind of silly