Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Open Letter to Obama.

Tom's Journal.


By Lou Pritchett

Dear President Obama:

You are the thirteenth President under whom I have lived and unlike any of the others, you truly scare me.

You scare me because after months of exposure, I know nothing about you.

You scare me because I do not know how you paid for your expensive Ivy League education and your upscale lifestyle and housing with no visible signs of support.

You scare me because you did not spend the formative years of youth growing up in America and culturally you are not an American.

You scare me because you have never run a company or met a payroll.

You scare me because you have never had military experience, thus don't understand it at its core.

You scare me because you lack humility and 'class', always blaming others.

You scare me because for over half your life you have aligned yourself with radical extremists who hate America and you refuse to publicly denounce these radicals who wish to see America fail.

You scare me because you are a cheerleader for the 'blame America' crowd and deliver this message abroad.

You scare me because you want to change America to a European style country where the government sector dominates instead of the private sector.

You scare me because you want to replace our health care system with a government controlled one.

You scare me because you prefer 'wind mills' to responsibly capitalizing on our own vast oil, coal and shale reserves.

You scare me because you want to kill the American capitalist goose that lays the golden egg which provides the highest standard of living in the world.

You scare me because you have begun to use 'extortion' tactics against certain banks and corporations.

You scare me because your own political party shrinks from challenging you on your wild and irresponsible spending proposals.

You scare me because you will not openly listen to or even consider opposing points of view from intelligent people.

You scare me because you falsely believe that you are both omnipotent and omniscient.

You scare me because the media gives you a free pass on everything you do.

You scare me because you demonize and want to silence the Limbaughs, Hannitys, O'Relllys and Becks who offer opposing, conservative points of view.

You scare me because you prefer controlling over governing.

Finally, you scare me because if you serve a second term I will probably not feel safe in writing a similar letter in 8 years.

Lou Pritchett

Note: Lou Pritchett is a former vice president of Procter & Gamble whose career at that company spanned 36 years before his retirement in 1989, and he is the author of the 1995 business book, Stop Paddling & Start Rocking the Boat.

Mr. Pritchett confirmed that he was indeed the author of the much-circulated "open letter." “I did write the 'you scare me' letter. I sent it to the NY Times but they never acknowledged or published it. However, it hit the internet and according to the ‘experts’ has had over 500,000 hits.

.American Family Association – Tupelo, MS 38803

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Important Message from Carolyn.

Tom's Journal.

Important message from my friend, Carolyn, in Florida:

I urge you, if you haven't already, to contact your State Congressmen RIGHT NOW to tell them to vote NO on the cap and trade bill coming on Friday. All this media party blitz about health care and other stuff is just to take people's attention away from the dangerous bill to be passed on Friday! We can NOT let this pass! If it does, we can expect higher home electric bills, and for my friends in the north, that means winter will be brutal for you! As well as gas prices sky rocketing! I know most folks are not able to afford any more expenses right now~
Here's what I wrote to Florida Congressman Mack a few minutes ago. Please either e mail, call or both, all your reps tomorrow!!
Dear Congressman Mack, I am writing this e mail a little late, as the proposal to vote on Friday, 2 says from now, for the passage of H.R. 2454, American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 was only today brought to many of our attentions.
I hope sir, that you will vote NO on this bill, and please urge fellow congress members to vote No as well.
There has been much lately in our government which has passed items which have and will continue to effect my family. Sir, you know well how badly some of Florida's jobs have taken a beating, particularly in the construction industry. My husband has worked hard in many areas of construction his whole life, taking after his father who helped build projects such as the Franklin Locks and many of the bridges on Alligator Alley. My husband has been out of work since January.
I have been a stay at home, home schooling mom with our son, so we have not had an income for 6 months now, and for much of last year we were at about 3/4 to 1/2 of his income.
I am not complaining, as I know such things happen, and thankfully, we saved much of what he earned during the "boom" years, living a very simple life. Some of our savings had to replace things we lost during Charlie, Wilma and a forest fire which came through our road 2 years ago, but still by the Grace of God, we have been able to overcome many of the changes.
I am very concerned, however, with the chance that this fraudulent bill will pass if no one speaks up before it is introduced. Mr. Mack, I am afraid the passage of this bill will be the final thing that buries our family. We do not use a lot of electricity, in fact, we don't have air conditioning, and I line dry our clothes. Our main power is used for this computer and our household appliances. My car has been downsized, but still is expensive to fill up, as even 30 dollars a pop is a lot to us right now. If this so called cap and trade bill passes, I will no longer be able to afford to drive often, and as we live out in the country, this is a hard thing to face. I have family members who depend on my being able to drive. My husband may hopefully find a job soon, but if gas prices go up (and they will with this bill) he will not be able to afford to go to work. If our electric bill goes up (and it will with this bill) well, it will be back to the pioneer days for us.
Sir, I am sorry this is so long, and I am sure you get many similar stories, but I just wanted to share a little of our own life. I need people to understand what kind of damage such a bill would do, not only to my family, but millions of other hard working and elderly folks.
Please sir, vote NO this Friday.
God Bless you and thank you so much for your time.

“Jesus does not say, ‘Come to me, all you who have learned how to concentrate in prayer, whose minds no longer wander, and I will give you rest.’ No, Jesus opens his arms to his needy children and says, ‘Come to me, all who are weary and heaven-laden, and I will give you rest.’

The criteria for coming to Jesus is messiness. Come overwhelmed with life. Come with your wandering mind. Come messy.”

—Paul Miller, A Praying Life

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Conservatism Won't Save America.

Tom's Journal.

The picture above is: Sharon and me at RACINE BIBLE CHURCH, in Wisconsin.

I agree with Jan Markell, and usually do.

onservatism Won't Save America
By Jan Markell

Can we take our government back in 2010 or 2012 and in like manner then take America back? That is what the majority of conservative talk show hosts keep proclaiming. I enjoy and learn a great deal from them but they are missing the mark. Their interpretation of "saving America" is most often turning more blue states into red states! They don't understand that changing America's political parties is not enough to turn the nasty tide. They are missing the root of the problem.

At the root of the troubling issues in America is the clash of worldviews and that goes well beyond conservatism and liberalism. I have emphasized the worldview issue on air recently, from my conversation with Dr. Ron Carlson on May 30 right through June 6 programming with Brannon Howse and Dr. David Noebel. Our nation's capitol is run by the worldview of secular humanists and that comes with a lot of baggage! Secular humanists occupy both sides of the aisle. There are also those in leadership with a biblical worldview, but we need many more because at present they are drowned out by the noise of the humanists.

A secular humanist believes he or she is a god and does not need the true God. He believes man is essentially good. That encourages the "appease disease." In other words, appease our worst enemies and treat them as our good friends, because in the end they will love us as we are all essentially good. This is why we see our leaders reaching out to the most vile and corrupt regimes (and abandoning longtime friends). The secular humanist would bitterly denounce the Bible verse that says, "The heart is deceitful and wicked above all things; who can know it?" (Jeremiah 17:9) And don't think that conservatives can't have a secular humanist worldview. It's an equal opportunity deceiver.

The biblical worldview says that we are a unique creation formed by a living God. But the humanist would suggest that our origin is from pond scum, apes, or monkeys. Because of this, the teaching in our public schools for decades has been that man is an accident caused by some slime billions of years ago. How tragic! The result is a seared conscience, indifference about life, and a philosophy that leans to the far left. That is why dictators can wipe out tens of millions and not bat an eyelash.

Installing more conservatives in government in 2010 or 2012 will not deal with today's rage against God, the new atheism, and the issues of a post-Christian America. Many of the commentators keep repeating that we must find a 21st century Ronald Reagan, but that will not turn this country around. Because God has been ripped from nearly every fabric of American life, even if political conservatives won every election in 2010 and 2012, without an American "heart change," our country will not recover.

It is worldview and not politics that determine everything, including our final destiny. God is looking for renewed hearts and not renewed ballot boxes.

If every state were a red state, our State Department would still never acknowledge that man is by nature sinful and needs a Savior.

Where do we begin to cause a turnaround in America? How about with our churches? A nation is only as strong as her churches are strong. Most of our churches will not preach on God's wrath and judgment. They will tell you God is all about love because that makes people come back the next week. Most of our churches -- thankfully not all -- are preaching a weak gospel that will never save souls! Many of our pulpits are filled with unsaved preachers who focus on a social gospel. When looking for pagans for whom to pray, don't forget some of our churches that have strayed and are no longer recognizable. They have smooth-talking preachers who tell stories and share fill-in-the-blank sermons.

Throw away the maps of the blue and red states. They are irrelevant. Listen to the talk show hosts for information and entertainment but remember that their solutions are light years away from the root of America's problems. They will tell you that their favorite potential political candidate for the presidency has the answers and America will shine as a bright light again, prosperity will return, and all will be well. As articulate, informative, and entertaining as they are, most of them haven't got a clue about what America really needs.

That is why they sound frustrated and perplexed. They do not yet understand that man's futile efforts at government won't ever properly work. They do not comprehend Isaiah 9:6-7: "For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, on the throne of David, and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness from then on and forevermore."
Then, and only then, will government work.
Live radio this weekend (June 27). How did America get to the point where she is today? We have an answer -- from the perspective of a pastor. Walid Shoebat also joins me. We need your input for this program. We air live, Saturdays 9 to 11 AM CDT out of AM980 KKMS, Minneapolis/St. Paul. Our other live station is AM820 KGNW, Seattle/Tacoma, 7 to 9 AM. "Listen live" at or All programming goes up on my Web site to "Radio Archives" late Monday. For podcasting information, check this link. To see where we air, go here.
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